To prevent an imminent stampede at the Abuja venue of the Big Brother Naija 2019 audition, policemen have resorted to firing teargas canisters into the crowd. The applicants shut down the area and surrounding axis on Friday, as they thronged the venue of the MultiChoice Nigeria office. They were said to have come into Abuja from within and outside the city, and the crowd led to a major traffic gridlock in the area. Human movement from Transcorp Hilton axis to Wuse II was a nightmare. The situation almost resulted in a stampede, which was narrowly averted when the Police fired teargas canisters into the air with a view to controlling the ecstatic crowd. SaharaReporters gathered that the process used to screen the applicants was very slow. Many people scampered for safety whenever
Various parts of the country are on lockdown as youth in their thousands are currently having a date with destiny auditioning to be among the 12 housemates that would make it into the house for Big Brother Naija 2019. Big Brother Naija, which was formerly known as Big Brother Nigeria, is a reality show where contestants live in a house for about four months while competing for a cash prize of about $100,000. Housemates try to avoid getting evicted from the house, and activities, including sexually explicit scenes, are shown on live broadcast for the duration of their stay in the house. On January 15, the organisers, MultiChoice, had announced that this year’s reality show will take place in Nigeria and that auditions, which would run from February 1 and 2. Audition would also
Funmi Aragbaye, a popular gospel musician and National President of the Gospel Musicians’ Association of Nigeria, has lost her husband, Elder Bola Aragbaye. Elder Aragbaye died at about 2:30pm on Wednesday, aged 77, at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. During his lifetime, he worked at the Nigerian Tribune as a journalist under the supervision of ex-Governor of Lagos State Lateef Jakande, after which he left in 1967 to join The Sketch Press Limited, where he rose to become Editor. He was appointed Chief Press Secretary to the late Chief Adekunle Ajasin, a former Governor of Ondo State, in 1981. He clocked 77 on November 10, 2018, and is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and other family members. Entertainment Lifestyle News AddThis : Featured
Chris Brown has disclosed plans to sue the 24-year-old woman who accused him of rape. The singer was arrested in Paris on Monday, over allegations of rape. He was said to have committed the offence the week before. See Also CRIME Chris Brown Arrested In Paris For 'Aggravated Rape' 0 Comments 2 Days Ago Although the singer was released from Police custody on Tuesday, according to TMZ, he wants to sue for defamation. TMZ quotes the musician's lawyer in Paris, Raphael Chiche, as saying: "Chris Brown is free. No lawsuits were filed against him. He vigorously challenges the charges against him. A complaint for slanderous denunciation will be filed tomorrow with the ...
Chris Brown in court Christopher Maurice Brown, an American singer known worldwide as Chris Brown, has been arrested in Paris for rape and drug violations. According to CNN, a French judicial source said the singer is accused of “aggravated rape and drug violations”. Chris brown alongside two others are in custody following a rape accusation by a 24-year-old woman. The singer, who was arrested on Monday, was said to have committed the offence exactly a week ago. The woman's name was not mentioned for legal reasons, but it was said she met the singer at a nightclub after which she followed him to his hotel room along with other women and three men. This is not the first time the 29-year-old is having a run-in with the law. In July 2018 after a concert in West Palm Beach, Florida,
John Asein, Director General, NCC John Ohireime Asein, the new Director-General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), has restated his commitment to the reconstruction and repositioning of the commission for effective regulation and development of the nation’s copyright industries. Asein made the declaration at a management meeting upon his assumption of office at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. A statement by Vincent Oyefeso, Director, Public Affairs Department, noted that Dayo Apata (SAN), Permanent Secretary of Federal Ministry of Justice and Solicitor-General of the Federation, conveyed the President’s approval in a letter dated January 15, 2019 with Ref. No. MT:4511/T/106. According to the letter, Asein's appointment will run for an initial four-year tenure, hav
Rotimi Martins, a Nigerian singer popularly known as 'Alariwo of Africa', has revealed that the pioneer of Yoruba rap, Segun Osaniyi, popularly known as 'Lord of Ajasa', who was reported sick a few days ago, is now responding to treatment. In a social media post on January 13, 2019, Alariwo of Africa had revealed that Lord of Ajasa was critically ill and needed funds to undergo a peptic ulcer operation. See Also Entertainment Lord Of Ajasa 'Critically Ill' And 'In Need Of Funds' For Peptic Ulcer Operation 0 Comments 5 Days Ago However, in an exclusive interview with SaharaReporters on Friday evening, Alariwo said the rapper's health had improved. “I'm giving yo
Seun Kuti, one of the sons of Afrobeats legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has berated parents attending political rallies while their children sit at home as a result of the ongoing strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). In a post on his Instagram handle on Friday, the singer, who was recently nominated for a Grammy award, lamented that a religious issue such as the hijab crisis that happened in Ibadan could cause outrage but the closure of universities for months has not yielded any form of resistance by parents. Universities in Nigeria have been on lockdown since November 4, 2018 when ASUU declared at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, that a strike action was inevitable as the government had failed in