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Meet Tonye – The Next Big Thing in Nigerian Music

Born in England, Tonyé spent most of her childhood and adult years in Paris, Nigeria, and Washington, DC.  Tonye is a Musical Artist, Songwriter and Creative who has taken the African music industry by storm with her ultra-sensational, sultry vocals and lyrics. From a very young age, she had already begun forging her musical path as she dabbled in dance and theatrical arts both in and outside of school. After obtaining a Bachelors’ degree in International Business & Fashion Merchandising from Marymount University, she did a stint in Corporate America. While she reached many heights in her corporate career,...

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Police, DSS Hold Meeting with Wike and Amaechi to Ensure Peace Ahead of Rivers Re-Run

Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike, and Minister of transport, Chibuike Amaechi, have agreed to sheathe their swords and to let peace reign in their state. This is coming ahead of the senatorial and house of representatives re-run election in the state as the Inspector-general of Police, Ibrahim Idris and Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS) brokered peace among the political bigwigs. Donald Awunah, police spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. “In a concerted effort to guarantee a violent-free and credible re-run senatorial/house of representative elections in Rivers state, a crucial meeting to chart the path...

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Like Don Jazzy, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Funmi Iyanda and Bunmi Davies sign management deals

On Monday July 27, 2016, Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records signed a new management deal with a Lagos-based creative talent firm, The Temple Management Company (TMC) led byIdris Olorunnimbe. Barely a month after the TMC and Mavin deal was signed, more talents and superstars including renowned disc jockey DJ Jimmy Jatt, award-winning visual artist and writerVictor Ehikhamenor, media personality Bunmi Davies, artist/jeweller Mode Aderinokunand broadcaster, Funmi Iyanda have all signed up with the management company. The excited CEO of TMC, Idris Olorunnimbe says, ‘with the constant expansion of the entertainment industry and growth of sporting activities, our vision is to remain...

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Kenyan pastor in US receives global award for fight against HIV

The organisation provides financial support to women living with HIV . • She is an ordained United Methodist elder and serves a co-pastor in Lincoln, Nebraska. • She specialises in family counselling and gender violence. A Kenyan pastor in the United States has won a global award for her efforts to fight HIV/AIDS in Kenya. Rev Anne Kiome-Gatobu, who lectures at Asbury Theological Seminary in North Carolina, received the United Methodist Global AIDS Leadership Awards on Monday in Portland, Oregon. She hails from Meru where she founded an NGO, Focusing on Women and Children to Uplift Society (FOWCUS)-Kenya. The organisation provides financial support to women living with HIV and educate children who have lost parents to the disease. Rev Gitobu is also a member of the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund and was the lead organiser for the 2015 East Africa Methodist AIDS Summit held in Nairobi. She is an ordained United Methodist elder and serves a co-pastor in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has served as Dean of Asbury’s School of Practical Theology for four years. She specialises in family counselling and gender...

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Lagos Court Dissolves 21-year-old Marriage over Wife’s Inability to Cook

A 46-year-old woman, Aisha, on Wednesday lost her 21-year-old marriage to her husband, Ashimiyu, over poor cooking. The petitioner, Ashimiyu, 54, approached the court and asked it to dissolve the marriage over his wife’s alleged poor cooking. “My wife does not know how to cook, her food was always tasteless. Anytime she cooks and I complain about it, she will tell me to cook myself. I started cooking my food because if I had continued to eat her food, I might have fallen sick. My wife was very dirty; she will not wash or sweep the house. Everywhere in...

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