Tuesday, 31 December 2013

LASU ASUU threatens to go on strike


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Lagos State University (LASU) chapter, said on Monday it will call for strike if the university management does not meet their demands.
It said the motion for the strike will be decided at their congress slated for early January, if no tangible progress is made. This was disclosed by the Chairman of ASUU-LASU, Dr. Adekunle Idris, at a press conference held at the university campus.
Idris said the national body of ASUU is aware that the issue had been there before the national strike commenced on July 1. He accused the university management of not being sensitive to the situation on campus, saying ” at all press contacts during the national strike, it always impressed on stakeholders to intervene so that students can enjoy uninterrupted school calendar after the struggle, which they fail to do.”
On the demands, he said the governing council must implement the universities (Miscellaneous provisions) amendment act 2012, passed by the Federal Government, for the effective running of universities, which the Lagos State Government had agreed to implement.
Other demands are – the immediate regularization of appointment of academic staff currently on temporary appointment and recall of all academic staff on temporary appointment who were disengaged unjustly.
Source: Hot Naija News

Tambuwal set to join APC


Hon. Aminu Tambuwal
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal is set to leave the ruling party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for All Progressive Congress (APC).

According to National Mirror, the Sokoto State chapter of the APC has mandated its Tambuwal Local Government chapter to formally present a membership card to the Speaker who has been asked by the state Governor, Aliyu Wamakko to formally declare his stand.
It was gathered, however, that Tambuwal would retain his seat as Speaker due to the numerical strength of the opposition party as soon as he decamps from the PDP and join the APC in January.
It will be recalled that the defection of some members of the House of Representatives elected on the platform of the ruling party into APC has brought the number of the federal lawmakers of the opposition party to 172. The PDP presently has 171.

Gov Oshiomole receiving treatment in UK hospital after car accident

Gov Oshiomole

News reaching us has it that Governor of Edo State, His Excellency, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is currently receiving treatment in UK hospital.
We gathered that he was first attended to in the government house by his doctor of physiotherapist before he was flown to London to get treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
 On December 28, 2013, he survived a ghastly car accident at about 9.45am at Ewu, in Edo Central Senatorial District, when a Peugeot J5 Bus filled with tomatoes and plantain apparently lost control and rammed into the Governor's Flag Car from the opposite direction before swerving into a road side ditch.
We wish him quick recovery.

From me (ADA DIKE) to you: Happy New Year!!!!

If it had not been the Lord on my side, where would I be?
Last Sunday, about four men, holding big sticks and rods chased a middle age man and shouting: ole, ole (thief, thief). He was ran with all his strength and screamed "I am not a thief." I doubt it if he escaped.
I am grateful to my Obata obie (beginning and the ending), my maker, my provider, my shield and my fortress for protecting and ble...ssing my family and I.
Who am I that my God is mindful of me? I hereby return all glory, power, dominion, majesty and praise to Him alone.
To people I offended or disappointed this year, forgive me.
To those I am yet to disappoint or offend, don't feel bad if I do cos I am only a human.
To everyone who visit my blog, thank you and God bless you!
As we gradually say goodbye to the year 2013, may God who has been our help in ages past be our hope, our provider, our shield and our sufficiency for years to come, Amen.
On this note, I hereby end this note of appreciation with a song: "Carry me dey go, Jehovah carry me dey go, dey go, dey go."
From my heart I say: Happy New Year!!!!
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Monday, 30 December 2013

Emma Nyra, Endia grace cover of Tush Magazine Issue 6.



Emma Nyra, Endia grace cover of Tush Magazine Issue 6. Urban Lifestyle youth magazine, Tush Magazine is proud to officially announce the release of their Issue 6 as they have the 'Super, Sweet, Sexy EmmaNyra' and 'Raving talented Endia' as their cover personalities; both of them were awarded with 'Most Promising Act to Watch' in the NEA AWARDS earlier this year.

Anslem Jon, Editor of Tush Magazine says "Year 2013 has been an awesome year for new artistes in Nigeria and here at Tush Magazine, we are keen on celebrating Nigeria youths. In selecting our cover page personalities which has been based majorly on the initials of their names and achievement accrued, we had no other compactible option than celebrating two Exceptional artistes: Emma Nyra and Endia"

This Issue also features exclusive interviews with our new crush - ENZO, ODWOODS, creativevideodirector UNLIMITED LA, princecharmingVJADAMS, bahdguy p boss YUNGLOS and Tooxclusive CEO, Tyler.


Packaged full with interesting features, interviews, events and profiling, Tush Magazine Issue 6 is meant to inspire and educate the average Nigerian youth.

Tush Kingdom Media (Publishers of Tush Magazine) is also putting out a Free Autograph & Photograph Session with celebrities featured and interviewed in its 6th issue for the first quarter of 2014 where fans can have an Autographed copy of Tush Magazine Issue 6 and take pictures with the celebrities.


For infos, enquiries & participation contact: editor.tushmagazine@gmail.com, 08172959348, 08102147332, 08134246086.

CREDITS: CoverDesign - Beatbuxx360,CoverPhotography -RiriBelle, ArtDirection - AnslemJon,Makeup - AweleCole, Stylist - Zedeye

Bondo releases singles -Let them Know, Yarinya

A talented artist, known for his love of music and identified by his Hausa and Afro Beat sound. BONDO made the move from KENTRO RECORDS to GOLDENBOY recently and has already emerged as a shining star. 

Bondo's performance at the Acoustic Night by Delphino Entertainment in Abuja a few weeks ago was described as electric and one of the two stars that stole the show. It's refreshing to finally see another artist join Ice Prince in representing the Northern states in mainstream music. 

Both tracks were produced by TAYO ADEYEMI aka RUPA.GOLDENBOY RECORDS is a new independent record label founded by young entrepreneur, PA
TRICK ANYAENE JNR. GoldenBoy Records recently introduced their first recording artist, BONDO. 

 SONG LINKS:
LET THEM KNOW - https://soundcloud.com/goldenboy-records/bondo-let-them-know 
YARINYA - https://soundcloud.com/goldenboy-records/bondo-yarinya 

Video: Oyo State Governor Senator Abiola Ajimobi sings Dami Duro By Davido

The Oyo State Governor (Nigeria), His Excellency, Governor Abiola Ajimobi sings one of Davido's hits Dami Duro! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1vv251fX3c

Aliko Dangote, Olusegun Agbaje and CEO of EbonyLife TV; Mo Abudu listed among Nigeria’s Top 13 CEOs of 2013 by Ventures Africa

Abudu

Agbaje
Dangote


CEO of EBonyLife TV and popular TV talkshow host; Mo Abudu who has been captioned ‘Africa’s Oprah Winfrey’ has been listed by Ventures Africa as one of the Top 10 Nigerian CEOs of 2013.

According information made available by Red Media, she made the list alongside Funke Opeke of MainOne, Michael Arumemi-Ikhide of Arik Air, Olusegun Agbaje of Guarantee Trust Bank and Aliko Dangote of Dangote group.

Mosunmola Abudu popularly known as Mo Abudu, is the Chairman and Chief Executive of EbonyLife TV, Hostess and Executive Producer of Moments with Mo, a Media Personality, Human Resource Management Consultant and Entrepreneur/Venture Capitalist.

Tonto Dikeh, Funke Akindele, others thrill fans at 2013 edition of the Calabar festival in Calabar, Cross River State.




How Sir Victor Uwaifo, Emma Nyra Dazzle Abuja at Etisalat Cloud 9 Concert


 (L-R): Nigerian performing artist, Emma Nyra; Head, High Value Events & Sponsorship, Etisalat Nigeria, Ebi Atawodi; music superstar and living legend, Victor Uwaifo and Director, Brands & Communications, Etisalat Nigeria, Enitan Denloye, at the Etisalat Cloud 9, held at Blu Cabana, Abuja recently.

Lagos, Nigeria; December 11, 2013: It was an unforgettable night of glitz, glamour, good music, reminiscences and vibrant celebration of old and new generations of Nigerian music when Etisalat brought together one of the country’s legend’s, Sir Victor Uwaifo and rising pop star, Emma Nyra at the Etisalat Cloud 9 concert, held at Blu Cabana Restaurant and CafĂ©, Abuja last weekend.
One of the highpoints of the event was the collaboration between Sir Victor Uwaifo and Emma Nyra as the duo performed together his monster tracks, Joromi and Guitar Boy to the immense admiration of the fans made up of Etisalat high value customers. Their performances drew spontaneous burst of applause and gave the audience the special privilege of requesting for more of his favorite songs which he promptly rendered to their delight.
Speaking after his performance, Sir Victor Uwaifo described Etisalat Cloud 9 platform as a good initiative that is worth embracing in the music industry. “I believe in transition and it gladdens my heart to see young people growing up. It gives me joy when I hear music, because music is life, it is happiness, peace, and it can also be used to cure illness. Etisalat Cloud 9 is a thing to be embraced and taken to the next level,” the legend said.
Sharing her experience, one of the customers who spoke during the event, Aisha Yahaya said: “I am so delighted with the way this event was packaged, this night will surely remain fresh in my memory. This is a world-class musical event. I totally enjoyed myself tonight and I give kudos to the beautiful performance by Sir Victor Uwaifo and also well done to Etisalat for coming up with this wonderful initiative.”
Speaking at the event, Director Brands and Communications, Etisalat Nigeria, Mr. Enitan Denloye, said Etisalat Cloud 9 is in line with the determination of the company to show how much it cared about its esteemed customers. His words: “Cloud 9 is one of our numerous ways of showing appreciation to our customers. We want them to know that the network is all about them and we will continue to create platforms that connect with their life in general.
“The Etisalat Cloud 9 is our contemporary music platform designed to bring together our high net-worth customers, individuals and businesses with the objective of showcasing the works of Nigerian music legends, as well as new and upcoming talents, celebrating musical prowess and providing exclusive content to our customers across Nigeria.”

Money can't buy happiness, so learn to be happy

Jolly good friends

CHRIS’ VISIT TO CHRIS: My Visit To Kris Okotie's Church



When I decided to worship at Kris Okotie’s Household of God today, I knew I was going to have a lifetime experience. I have heard so much about my namesake and his exploit that I was so eager to visit his sanctuary today. For those of you who do not know, Household of God is situated along Oregun road, Ikeja, Lagos.
Pastor Kris of Household of God Church

Kris... Okotie owns all the land and buildings on that street .His Church shares the same fence with Chris Oyakhilome’s Christ Embassy Headquarters.
Arriving Church was easy.. I made my way into the Church after the normal searching at the gate. The first thing that will hit you, were the bouncers, whose chest were as huge as bags of cement, even the devil in his wisdom dare not make a move near that Church at this time.
The inside speaks of the taste of the man, sparkling, well decorated to taste.
Parked outside was not his new Rolls Royce but another Mercedes Benz Limousine with customized plate number.
As it is customary, my seat must be beside a fine babe. Kai, they were not in short supply at Household. In fact this Church has the highest concentration of fine babes that I have ever seen in any Church.
Kris Okotie must have selected them himself. The organizers of Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria will envy what I saw today.
Kris Okotie can successfully organize ten good pageants with what he has in that Church. He even said, they accuse him of marrying fair babes.
See shape, tall, short, dark, fair, half caste see catwalk, see stepping, see mini skirts, see fine steps, see clean smooth skins. See nails, I say come see cloth. Brazillian hair, no be that type wey all those Lagos babes dey do under Ikeja bridge.
It was like a competition.
Abeg if you no get designer clothe, shoes, bags etc no come Household, because, dem go think say you be steward or waitress.
After taking my seat, beside my lovely damsel, I quickly adjusted my lens and snap some pictures while people were settling down.
Within minutes, a very huge guy that will make Hulk Horgan look like a baby wrestler walked up to me asking me to follow him.
My heart sank, wetin I do now. who I offended, who send me make I come Kris Okotie’s Church..Na today I go see wetin my eyes dey look for.
I asked my latest catch to kindly look after my seat while I followed the guy outside
On getting there, I was shocked by what the Chief bouncer said..”CKN ,we know you. We ‘ve monitored you since you entered this Church. We don’t allow any camera work or taking of pictures in this Church or premises.. Please let me see the pictures you just snapped, because our CCTV camera caught you taking pictures”..Who wan argue with this kin person. I opened my folder and showed him the singular picture on the folder..He asked me to delete it. which I did..His next words, ”As I said CKN ,we like your job and what you are doing, just relax and have a nice service with us at Household, God bless, you can go back in but no more pictures please”
I was relieved, from that moment, i just respected Kris Okotie and his security agents, these guys were not being paid for nothing.
On resuming my seat, my concentration now focused on the Service of songs which was being led by a lady. it lasted for close to an hour before the man of the moment finally came in, ushered in and surrounded by six huge bouncers, the type that will make Goodluck jonathan’s guys look like kindergartens.
He made straight for the pulpit. Three of the bouncers took their positions in front of the alter, just like you saw in those pictures that was in circulation last week.
Okotie looks more like a pop star than a pastor. He has not changed one bit from what i saw of him about ten years ago..His jerry curled hair was shining. He wore a golden colour Jacket with black patches over a black trouser. You will mistake him for one of those Hollywood actors.
Immediately he picked the mic, he went into solo songs..Okotie does not have a choir or back up singers. He is the Choir,Choir master and chorister all put in one. His is the only Church I have visited that does not have a choir.
He was moving from one song to another, for over one hour he didn’t stop.
I was forced to ask the babe beside me, if it was a service or Song festival. She didnt even bother to answer me, all she was saying was give it to me, give it to me Pastor, I can feel it ,give it to me as she sang along. Haaa, give it to you. give you what I asked.
She took a long look at me and continued in her frenzy, I say give it to me my pastor. Oti o.
This is another level, since I didn’t want to be left behind, as Okotie was singing I joined her in saying, Give it to us, give it to us pastor, give it to us oooooo. biko give us, give her, give me too lalalalalala.
The lady suddenly stopped and pinched my hand .Keep quiet, you are not singing like someone that is in the spirit she told me. I asked her what she meant, after all I just wanted pastor Kris to give it to us and you are asking me to keep quiet.
Please give it to you us, in fact kill us Pastor I continued
By now she had kept quiet and was watching me.
The whole church was in frenzy, ecstatic, singing and dancing. all dance steps were on display, skelewu, konkon below, kukere, name it, even apala dance join. ewooooo
Some were jumping up and down like people possessed by spirit. Some were even running from one end of the auditorium to another.
The beautiful ones that occupied all the front rows, stood up and were dancing close to the altar, as if to say Man Of God, we are still available o.
But Kris Okotie must have been used to it because, he no even look their side. He was singing in languages that i never understood.
I even saw a popular actress among them
After over an hour of singing, Okotie now prayed for two nations, Nigeria and Israel (why Isreal,i don’t know) but I heard those were the two countries he prays for weekly.
After the prayer which lasted for about five minutes, he entered gear two, he kept on singing, singing, singing and sing.
Haba, which kain Church be this nah, no wonder all these people are trooping here, they came to see Okotie perform every week, definitely not his preaching.
After he must have satisfied himself, he now settles down to speak on the birth of Jesus Chris and the three wise men that came to visit Joseph and Mary.
It’s was easier to understand Patrick Obahagbon and Wole Soyinka than listening to kris. At a point I asked the babe beside me what Kris just said, she said she didn’t know, I then asked how, how come you were shouting Praise the Lord.
She told me that I just have to accept what he is saying with open minds without questioning.na him I tell am say ok, I hear.
The average age at the Church was 40 years.
Kris Okotie has die-hard converts who from all indications are ready to do anything for him. he is to them, a role model of a sort.
The babes are well polished. Not the type you see at most of these orthodox churches like Anglican and Roman Catholic.
Okotie went on to say, Love without Money is not complete.
According to him, shower a woman with money and see how she ‘ll cherish you for life. To him, love is not enough. it must be backed with money and big time gifts. According to him, that is why he buys the latest expensive cards.
When i asked the babe beside me who don dey already squeeze my hand whether she believe that, she said of course, I can’t go out with a guy that cannot take care of my needs. Who is not ready to change my car every other year
With that I kuku gradually remove my hand, before the girl go collect my car key and I come take leg waka go house.
She asked me if anything was wrong I told her no, that I was just feeling dizzy and would need some fresh air outside.
To add to my stress, Kris Okotie now shared free birthday cakes for people born in different months of 2014 (yap 2014).
He only shared it among ladies; no single guy was allowed to pick a cake.
He also conducted quiz among us, he only allowed women to answer the quiz and each of them were given cakes and gifts.
Of the over 20 gifts Kris Okotie gave away today, no single man or guy was given any.
He said his gifts were ONLY for women.
At that point, I knew I have over stayed my welcome. I told the babe that I wanted to go and take some fresh air outside; from there i disappeared and drove off.
It’s obvious that Kris Okotie and his babes still have a lot in common.
If you need fine babes, go to Household. If you need superlative Music, Kris Okotie will give you several doses, but if you need serious preaching, I doubt if Pastor Kris Okotie will be my first Church, maybe because of the big big grammar and effizy.
-CKN