Thursday, 17 May 2018

WORLD CUP: AMBODE OPENS VIEWING CENTRES ACROSS LAGOS



Lagosians will have the opportunity of watching proceedings in the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup finals live courtesy of a package put in place by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr Kweku Adedayo Tandoh disclosed that Governor Ambode wanted Lagosian,  especially the youths, to have a feel of football action in the one month World Cup which their darling team, the Super Eagles, are one of the 32 teams featuring.
Tandoh said that the Governor has given approval for the setting up of viewing centres at Ajegunle, Mushin and Agege. The chairman said that while watching exciting matches of the World Cup, football fans would also find the viewing centres as relaxation arenas.
The Governor, according to Tandoh, wanted Lagosians, who don’t have pay televisions at home and more importantly because of the erratic supply of power, to find in the viewing centres the opportunity to to be part of the World Cup.
The chairman also disclosed the Governor’s commitment to fulfil his promise of upgrading the Maracana Stadium in Ajegunle to a world class sports edifice.

Burial arrangements for late Aisha Abimbola

- Burial plans for the late Aisha Abimbola has been released 

- According to the TGMAN president, she will be buried by Muslim rites on May 17 

- He took to social media to announce the burial arrangements 

Famous Yoruba actress, Aisha Abimbola passed away in Canada. According to reports, the actress popularly known as Omoge Campus, died of breast cancer. While family, fans and colleagues of the prominent actress are still in shock over her demise, plans have already been made and set in motion to bury her remains in Canada. 

According to the president of Golden Movies Ambassadors, Saidu Balogun, she would be buried today, May 17, according to Muslim rites. He took to his Instagram page to announce the burial plans, "The GOLDEN MOVIE AMBASSADORS OF NIGERIA (TGMAN) wishes to announce to the public that the remains of Amb.AISHA ABIMBOLA( omoge campus) TGMAN Vice President. 

Will be laid to rest today,Thursday the 17th may 2018. By 2:30 pm Canadian time which is 8:30pm Nigerian time. This is being handled in conjuction with the Canadian government and families of the deceased based in Canada and TGMAN. "



However, a candle light procession/ artiste night will be held in her honour on Thursday 24th, may 2018, while fidau prayers will be offered on Friday 25th, may 2018. ( T- shirts will be available for d artiste night/ candle light programmes) . information on the venues and modalities for collection of T- shirts will be communicated ASAP. Signed.. Saidi Balogun. TGMAN President.



Her death is coming a year after another prominent Yoruba actress, Moji Olaiya also passed away on May 17, 2017 in Canada. She died few months after welcoming her second daughter. Meanwhile, despite being a screen queen in the Yoruba movie industry, there are still a few things most people don't know about her. 

DAVIDO, TIWA SAVAGE BAG BET AWARDS 2018 BEST INT’L ACT NOMINATION



BET Africa, part of the Viacom International Media Networks Africa multimedia entertainment portfolio, has announced the names of nominees for the BET Awards 2018. 
Recognising the growing international appeal of African artists, five African artists have been honoured with nominations in this year’s BET Awards.
Leading the transformed Best International Act Award category are Nigerian stars Davido and Tiwa Savage.
They will square up with South Africa’s Cassper Nyovest and Gqom evolutionists Destruction Boyz and Congolese star Fally Ipupa.
This year’s BET Awards is taking place at Microsoft Theater on Sunday, 24 June 2018 and premiering across Africa on BET (DStv channel 129) on Tuesday 28 June at 19:00 CAT.
During the BET Awards, the top nominees from Africa and Europe (as voted for by an academy of industry experts) will now compete for the Best International Act category, with the winner being honoured as part of the United States broadcast.
Also included in the category are French performers Booba and Dadju and United Kingdom acts J Hus, Stefflon Don and Stormzy.
Commenting on this year’s nominations, Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa and BET International said: “We are excited that the Best International Award will be presented on-stage during the live broadcast. The inclusion of the award in the main show signals the influence of international artists globally”.
The BET Awards 2018 will be broadcast in partnership with Russian Bear on Tuesday, 26 June 2018, starting with a pre-show at18:00 CAT, followed by the main awards show at 20:00 CAT and conclude with a post-show immediately after.


Woman stripped off her clothes for stealing clothes at PEP store in Lagos (photo)



Just recently in Lagos, a 36-year-old woman Jane Okeke, was disgraced in public, as she was caught stealing some clothes at PEP Super Store, Isolo, Lagos.

Woman stripped off her clothes for stealing clothes at PEP store in Lagos (photo)

P.M.EXPRESS learnt the suspect went to a inner room provided to customers to test their selected clothes by the management before they make payment.
However, Okeke reportedly selected 11 different wears and went inside the changing room with her handbag, pretended to be trying on those clothes before she could make payment. Unknown to the management, Okeke
had another motive.
He reportedly removed her old clothes she had kept in her bag, including the clothes she worn and changed them with some of the new clothes she selected from the store, wore some she pretended wanting to buy.
However, as she made to exit the store, the security demanded to search her and it was during that exercise that the management discovered what she did.

She was stripped of those clothes she had already wore and was immediately handed over to the police by the management.
At the police station, Anambra State-born Okeke confessed that she stole and that the store’s management took back their clothes including the ones she already worn leaving her naked.
She said she was a drop-out student of Federal Polytechnics Oko, Anambra where she hails from.

She said she could not complete her programme in the school due to finance occasioned by the death of her father and had to come to Lagos to hustle to make ends meet.
Okeke was arraigned before Isolo Magistrate’s court with conduct likely to cause breach of public peace and stealing under the Criminal code.
She pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs A.K. Shonubi granted her bail in the sum of N10,000 with one surety.



She was however remanded in prison custody pending when she will perfect her bail.

Remorseful yahoo boy receives jail sentence in Edo

- A young Nigerian man was recently sentenced to one month imprisonment in Edo 

- According to reports, he was found guilty of offences bordering on fraudulent activities 

It is the end of the road for yet another face behind the internet fraud popularly known as 'yahoo yahoo', after he was arrested by the Benin Zonal officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , EFCC, and convicted of his crimes. 

Identified as Ebi Obaro, the young man was convicted for offences bordering on fraudulent trick and attempting to obtain by false pretenses. 

According to reports, he presented himself as Donovan Macbeth Kelvin in his gmail account, to defraud victims on the internet. He pleaded guilty to the one count charge at the at the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State. 

In light of his plea, the prosecution counsel, Larry Aso Peters urged the court to convict and sentence the defendant accordingly.

Remorseful yahoo boy receives jail sentence in Edo

However, the defence counsel, R.E.O. Esite pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercies, stating that the defendant was a first time offender who has has become remorseful since his arrest. 

He also told the court that the defendant plead guilty to the charges so as not to waste the time of the court and has promised never to go back to the life of crime. Justice P. I Ajoku after hearing from both counsels, sentenced the defendant to one month imprisonment.