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BREAKING: Nigerians To Experience Total Blackout As Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), on Wednesday, December 11, has embarked on a Nationwide strike effective today after several warnings that did not attract the attention of the Federal Government. After the expiration of the ultimatum given, it is envisaged that a total blackout nationwide will follow. The union said the decision to down tools remained the only option since there was no dialogue with the Federal Government to resolve the lingering industrial crisis in the sector. According to the Union, “The ministry of power has failed to resolve some issues affecting members of the union since 2013 when the power sector was privatised especially issues that with [Read]

135 years after, Nigeria’s first Aso Rock still intact in Calabar [PHOTOS]

The Old Residency Museum, the First Aso Rock in Nigeria that housed the offices of Lord Lugard and other early administrators and colonial officials of Nigeria are still intact in Calabar, the Cross River State capital. You can still see the massive offices that served as Nigeria’s first ‘Aso Rock’, where both the Northern and Southern Protectorate of Nigeria were administered from before it was amalgamated by the same Lord Lugard in 1914. Materials used in erecting the structure, were all brought in from Britain by the Royal Niger Company, with the experts to build it. The one-storey edifice was built in 1884 in Old Calabar. Now called Old Residency, [Read]

I’m missing Nigeria – Cardi B says as she arrives America

  American rapper Cardi B who was in Nigeria last week, has said she is missing the country, just moment after arriving back in her home country, the United States of America.   The outspoken rapper was in Africa for the LiveSpot X Festival’s in Ghana and Nigeria, and she seemed to have so much fun in Nigeria, before heading to Ghana after her first show in Lagos. The fun continued for her in Ghana. Moments after arriving the West African country, she took to her social media page to treat her fans to a tour of her hotel room. ‘Oh snap, we are going to turn up today. I want to [Read]

I want to defend my titles in Nigeria – Anthony Joshua

  Anthony Joshua has confirmed that he would “definitely love” to defend his heavyweight titles in Nigeria after defeating Andy Ruiz in their rematch. The IBF, WBO and WBA champion recovered from a devastating upset in his first fight against the Mexican-American to reclaim the belts via a wide unanimous decision in Saudi Arabia. Joshua, who is of Nigerian heritage, visited the country between the two fights and is keen to bring the first world heavyweight title fight to the continent since the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ in 1974. Promoter Eddie Hearn, has received numerous offers to stage Joshua’s next fight. However, with the Briton likely to be forced to [Read]

[OPINION] Cardi B did more for Brand Nigeria in 72hrs than Lai Mohammed has done in years

American rapper, songwriter, actress and TV personality, Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, better known professionally as Cardi B, left Nigeria on Sunday, December 8, 2019 after three days in the nation’s commercial and entertainment capital city of Lagos. During her brief stay, Cardi just couldn’t get enough of Nigeria. Home girl bloody put Nigeria on the map all over again. And with some style as well. Her Instagram stories dwelt on how lovely and enjoyable Nigeria is, how industrious and energetic its people are, she went on and on about Lagos’ charming nightlife and frenetic pace, she was treated to a cocktail of lap dances from exotic dancers at a strip club, [Read]

It costs N1.8bn to get CArdi B to perform in Nigeria and Ghana

If you have ever wondered why American artistes don’t perform often in Nigeria, well, maybe the cost of Cardi B performing in Nigeria hould tell you why. Cardi B thrilled fans in Africa after she graced the continent in style to perform in Lagos and in Ghana, but her her sponsors broke the bank literally to get her to perform in the two countries. According to reliable sources, the disarmingly sweet and charming reigning star’s trip to Nigerian and Ghana cost about $5m dollars which translates to an eye-watering, N1.8billion Naira. [READ ALSO] Cardi B buys provisions worth millions of naira as she donates to Lekki orphanage Sources revealed that [Read]

BREAKING: Jonathan becomes first African leader to win Martin Luther King human rights award

Former President Goodluck Jonathan was awarded in the US on Thursday for his leadership in human rights in Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria. Jonathan, who was awarded in recognition of his leadership in “human rights, social justice and universal fight for freedom”, becomes the first African leader to be so honoured. The presidential award was presented by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, founded by the late American human rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr, best known for his human rights struggles and the I-have-a-dream speech. In statement on Friday, the former president expressed his pleasure in being so honoured and also meeting the sister of the famous human rights activist. [Read]

PDP Wins All 21 LG Chairmanship Seats in Adamawa, APC returns favour in Ekiti

  YOLA – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has clinched all the 21 chairmen seats in the last Saturday local government polls held in Adamawa State. The Chairman of Adamawa State Independence Electoral Commission (ADSIEC), Mallam Isa Shetima, stated this while declaring the polls results yesterday in his office in Yola. The election results indicated that the PDP scored the highest number of votes in all the 21 local government areas in the state. However, the former Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF) and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babachir Lawal, yesterday said there was no election in Hong Local Government Area of the state. Lawal, in a [Read]

I Was Not In My Right Senses – Etinosa Apologises For Turning The Bible Into An Ashtray

  Actress Etinosa, has come forward to apologize for using the Bible as an ashtray, after declaring Proverb 22 as a scam. According to the actress,no one in their right senses will do such a thing. The controversial actress trended for days after she used the Bible as an ash tray and later declared that she will do worse with the Quran if she is paid in millions. [READ ALSO] Give me a Quran and I will mess it up in two seconds – Etinosa says after using a Bible as an ashtray Her action caused a lot of reactions on social media with many expressing their displeasure for spiting God’s [Read]

Buhari appreciates Anthony Joshua for bringing joy to Nigeria

  President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, who regained his belts Saturday night in a rematch with Mexican Andy Ruiz Jnr, for bringing joy to Nigerians. According to a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari, while congratulating Joshua, noted that his victory brought joy to millions of Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora, who had rooted for him to regain the titles he lost about six months ago. “The downfall of a man is truly not the end of his life. There’s always another, and better day. This is a lesson we must all learn from [Read]

Joshua, Ruiz rematch: Over 1000 viewers besiege Joshua’s Sagamu family house [PHOTOS]

Over a 1000 persons stormed the family compound of Anthony Joshua in Sagamu, Ogun State on Saturday night to watch his fight against Andy Ruiz. Apart from the Baba Josh Memorial hall that that was filled to the brim, a large crowd was also seen outside the hall. The mammoth crowd took over Cinema Street, where the hall is located causing a slow movement of vehicles on both sides of the road. While some fans sat on the fences of nearby buildings, others climbed vehicles and tricycles. Some of the viewers sat on the floor of the poorly-ventilated hall. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Anthony Joshua reclaims Heavyweight titles, defeats Andy Ruiz [Read]

BREAKING: Anthony Joshua reclaims Heavyweight titles, defeats Andy Ruiz [PHOTOS]

Anthony Joshua reclaimed the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles with a 12-round masterclass over Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia. Joshua is now the two-time heavyweight champion after a unanimous decision victory over Ruiz. And the Brit hailed his heroic spirit but vowed to stay humble with victory. See round by round scores as adjudged by the judges:   [READ ALSO] Nigerian – born British Fighter, Anthony Joshua To Earn $60m in Ruiz Rematch See more photos from the much publicized bout as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; [Read]

“We Are In The Mother Fucking Nigeria, No Light, Cardi B Laments As She Prepares for Her Show [VIDEO]

  Popular American rapper, Belcalis Almanzar better known as Cardi B shared a video narrating her first experience in Lagos, Nigeria. In the video, the “Bodak Yellow” crooner, who hasn’t spent up to 24 hours, could be heard saying, “We are in the mother fvcking Nigeria, No light, this sh!t looks the Dominican Republic”. The award-winning rapper and reality star is set to rock the stage at the Live spot X Festival in Lagos on Sunday and in Ghana Monday. Prior to that, the superstar had shared a video on her Instagram page of herself twerking to her own remix version of Davido’s song, Fall. [READ ALSO] Cardi B arrives Nigeria [Read]

Cardi B arrives Nigeria for much talked about Music show [PHOTOS]

Bronx rapper, Cardi B is finally in Nigeria! Cardi B who has been excited to visit and perform in Nigeria for the first time has landed ahead of her show holding at the Eko hotel. She flew in yesterday and while on the plane, she shared a video of herself dancing to her remix of Davido’s “Fall.” According to Cardi B, Nigeria looks like the Dominica Republic (DR). She is in Africa for the first time to perform at the LiveSpot X festival in Nigeria and Ghana on December 7 and 8. Last month she announced that she would be performing at the Livespot X Festival in Lagos, Nigeria and [Read]