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Maiden edition of Ajegunle to the world to hold on September 10th 2017 at Landmark Centre Lagos

June 21, 2017 — by Taggednaija0

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The maiden edition of ‘Ajegunle to the world’; a showcase of success stories and celebration of the beauty and development in Ajegunle aimed at celebrating a land with raw and untapped treasures is set to hold in September 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Ajegunle to the world is a project that is beyond just showcasing talents of the old but also expose the distinguished and multi-farious culture,ethnicity and people of Ajegunle that has played a major role in the development of the entertainment industry from music, football, movies etc. The modern day music industry was built on the benchmark set by the Ajegunle legend Daddy Showkey who made ground breaking records in his prime and also exposed the popular dance known as Galala of which still trends till present. According to the organisers, ‘the project will put Ajegunle on the spotlight again as the hub for talents which has produced notable known characters, among who are Daddy showkey, Danfo drivers, Basket mouth, Don jazzy, kc presh, Frank Idoho(who wants to be a millioniare), oritshefemi, solid star, saheed osupa, Gideon okeke, Charles okafor, j-pizzle, marvelous Benji, pencil, opj, Africa china, stereo man, Baba fryo, and footballers like Odion Ighalo, Obafemi martins, Ifeayin odeyemi, Taribo west, Samson siasia, jonathan Akpoborie, victor Agali, and more’ Ajegunle as the name implies in Yoruba language, where the name was derived from means a place where riches dwells. In other words a land with raw and untapped treasures (talents)

With this project we aim at aiding what government is doing in Ajegunle by empowering the youths via business and entrepreneurship seminars, football clinics, and music mentor-ship

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Mayweather Looking Forward To McGregor Fight In August 26! Mayweather On Beast Mode!

June 18, 2017 — by Taggednaija0

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Mayweather Looking Forward To McGregor Fight.

Floyd Mayweather has come out of retirement for his crossover bout against Conor McGregor, giving the public what they want.

Mayweather retired from professional boxing in 2015, after equalling Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0 and has been involved in a war of words with UFC star McGregor.

The bout will hold at Las Vegas come August 26, under boxing rules and at 154lbs, despite McGregor having not boxed professionally before.

“McGregor is a tough competitor. People all around the world demanded this fight so I had to give them what they wanted to see,” Mayweather, 40, told Robert Littal of

“They asked for this fight. I was in retirement, but they wanted me back and I’m back.”

When asked about the financial details of the fight, he said: “Both parties are very happy. He’s very happy, I’m very happy and I can’t wait.”

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“You’re supposed to stand behind your man. Stand behind the fighter that you believe in,” He said when asked about McGregor’s supporters. “He’s a hell of a competitor.”
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Mayweather didn’t stop there though, In the post-fight press conference, the McGregor question reared it’s head again and this time Mayweather put the odds at returning against McGregor as very favorable.

“If he signed the contract – I’m over here working, I’m always working. . . When I get back over to the U.S., I’ll communicate with my team, I’ll call Al [Haymon, Mayweather’s manager], I’ll get Al and Leonard [Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions] on a business call to see what’s our next move. There’s no rush. When we do make the move, most likely it’s gonna be a huge move. You already know, when Floyd Mayweather fights, it’s history.

“If I do fight, it’s a 90 percent chance it’s against Conor McGregor.”

But wait, there’s more!

On Sunday, Mayweather attended a meet and greet event with fellow undefeated boxing champion Anthony Joshua. Once again Mayweather was asked about the potential for him to return and he gave his most committed answer yet as to making the fight happen.

“They said Conor McGregor signed his end of the deal. I look forward to signing my end of the deal. I haven’t signed my end of the deal yet so once I get home, I’ll communicate with my team, I’ll talk with Al Haymon, I’ll talk with Leonard, and we’ll see what we come up with. We’ll put all our great minds together and we’re gonna have anothersuperfight

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WIZKID TALKS GOING GLOBAL & MORE ON HUNGER TV

June 17, 2017 — by Taggednaija0

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I have to say the photos for this shoot were lit af. Photograped by Charlie Cummings, Styled by Theo White & Chanel Baker, Wizkid looked like the ultimate starboy. In the exclusive interview with Hunger, Ayo Balogun reiterates that “The aim is not really to cross over,” Instead “I just want to make good for the world. It’s really not in my mind to cross over to America. I have my own fan base, which is Africa. And I just want to keep feeding that fan base and hope it grows.”

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Still on the movement of going global, Wiz says “I’m not really seeing myself as the one champion of the movement, I’m just contributing my own little part. Keep the movement moving, and take it there, you know?”

The next phase of the Wizkid’s legacy takes off when Sounds from the Other Side hits the market. A project that i expect meshes the homegrown afrobeats vibe with the sounds of US producers and artists such as Ty Dolla $ign and Chris Brown

Presently, without doubt we all the know Wizkid is the most recognized face of the Afro movement

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Fuji Stars, KWAM 1 & Pasuma Regularly Enjoy My Stolen Money’, – Suspect Confesses

June 17, 2017 — by Taggednaija0

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A robbery suspect, Gbenga Ashiru, has claimed that most of the proceeds from his heists go to celebrated Fuji artistes, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall aka K1 de Ultimate and Alhaji Pasuma Wonder.

The 24-year old Gbenga said that he derives pleasure in showing off his money at any of these artiste’s shows especially because of the high risk of his ‘lucrative’ robbery job.

The dare-devil robbery suspect who was arrested by the operatives of the State Anti-Robbery Special Squad, Ikeja following a tip-off, said that he kept robbing so that he could raise more money to spray on the Fuji stars.

“I robbed in order to raise money that I will use to spray these Fuji artists while on stage. Anytime I succeeded in any robbery operation, I don’t miss KWAM 1 and Pasuma Wonder Shows,” he said.

Gbenga also asserted that armed robbery is one of the quickest, very lucrative but dangerous job in the world. He said that it was justified for people like him who risks their lives to enjoy himself as well as spend his money as he likes.

He is still being kept at the SARS office, where he is assisting the police in their investigation. He would be charged to court after the conclusion of investigation.

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BREAKING: Cristiano Ronaldo makes “irreversible decision” to leave Real Madrid

June 16, 2017 — by Taggednaija0

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Cristiano Ronaldo has made it clear he wants to leave Real Madrid this summer.

The 32-year-old says he does not want to play in Spain any more.

Reports in his native Portugal, also claimed the decision is “irreversible.”

Ronaldo is reportedly angry at his treatment by Spanish tax authorities and wishes to leave the country, according to the front page of Portuguese daily, A Bola, on Friday.

His decision is not unconnected to the allegations that he defrauded Spain’s tax office of €14.7 million in unpaid taxes.

A Spanish state prosecutor accused Ronaldo of “taking advantage of a business structure created in 2010 to hide from fiscal authorities income generated in Spain from image rights.”

The former Manchester United forward, won his third Champions League as a Madrid player and fourth of his career, but is so “indignant” at what he feels amounts to persecution.

He is believed to have communicated that decision to the Real Madrid president

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Lagos Opens Website To Register Undergraduates For Internship Scheme

June 15, 2017 — by Taggednaija1

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Lagos Opens Website To Register Undergraduates For Internship Scheme

The Lagos State Government on Thursday announced the opening of its website to register intending applicants for the 2017 edition of Ready.Set.Work (RSW) scheme which is an entrepreneurship and employability initiative designed to equip final year students of tertiary institutions in the State with the right skills to add value to the society.

Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Education, Mr Obafela Bank-Olemoh, who disclosed this at a news conference, said interested applicants would be able to access the website – www.readysetwork.com.ng from June 16, while the training will run from July 1 to September 16, 2017.

He said as an improvement on the initiative which started in 2016, students of six tertiary institutions in the State would benefit, while three centres have been designated to host the training.

The six institutions, according to Bank-Olemoh are Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (ACCOED), Lagos State College of Health Science (LASCOHET), Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Lagos State University (LASU), Michael Otedola College of Education (MOCPED) and University of Lagos (UNILAG).

Bank-Olemoh said out of the 12, 000 students, 2,000 final year students would be selected for the training at the three designated centres, while the remaining 10,000 would be selected from students in their penultimate year at the institutions and trained through the online platform and also registered for the RSW Academy.

He said: “When the administration of Governor Ambode came on board, one of the issues he was confronted with from the private sector was that there were major gaps in the work readiness of graduates, and his immediate response was to come up with a scheme to equip graduates from our tertiary institutions with the right skills needed to add value to the society.

“And so, the vision of the RSW is that every graduate from a tertiary institution situated in Lagos must have the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to gain meaningful employment or be self-employed and our plan is to train all graduates in tertiary institutions through the RSW.”

He said beneficiaries of the scheme would be selected to participate only on competence, and would be trained for thirteen weeks on labour market, mindset reorientation, 21st century skills, entrepreneurship, employability skills and teacher track.

He said about 750 of the beneficiaries would be helped to secure internship placement and given skill for life, while there would also be seed funding for winners of the business pitch competition to be held as part of the training.
Responding to questions on sustainability of the scheme and the need to accommodate other tertiary institutions in the State, Bank-Olemoh said plans are afoot to integrate the RSW into the education curriculum of the State, and also expand the modules as well as the benefiting institutions.

Out of the 500 students that were registered for the scheme in 2016, only 422 graduated after the rigorous training with Sarunmi Oluwafemi and Dada Samuel who emerged as the overall winners of the pitch competition walking away with N6million seed funding and N100, 000 monthly working capital for six months.

The second and third place winners also got N500, 000 and N250, 000 respectively with N100,000 working capital for six months.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Becomes First Nigerian To Be Honoured With The Mary Mccarthy Award

June 15, 2017 — by Taggednaija0

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Becomes First Nigerian To Be Honoured With The Mary Mccarthy Award

39-year-old Award winning author, avid feminist and critic, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been presented with the Mary McCarthy Award for her brilliantly written novels and her captivating public persona.

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She became the first Nigerian to receive the prestigious award at an event that held at Bard College, New York recently.

The McCarthy award according to SILVERBIRD, which is named after famous novelist Mary McCarthy who taught at Bard for a year, is given in acknowledgement of engagement in the public sphere by an intellectual, artist, or writer. Some other notable recipients of the award are Margaret Atwood (the author of The Handmaid’s Tale), Zadie Smith, Mona Simpson, and Susan Sontag.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie recent book, Dear Ijeawele, Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions was published in March this year

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Gtbank Launches Gtpatriot, A Subsidized Banking Package For Nigeria’s Military

June 15, 2017 — by Taggednaija0

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Gtbank Launches Gtpatriot, A Subsidized Banking Package For Nigeria’s Military

Foremost financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, has launched GTPATRIOT, a unique Salary Account Package which offers Nigeria’s servicemen and servicewomen subsidized banking products and dedicated value added services. The GTPatriot Account allows serving members of the Military and Paramilitary institutions to open accounts with zero minimum balance whilst offering reduced Current Account maintenance fees and access to loans at reduced interest rates, amongst other value added services.

GTBank has been at the forefront of providing innovative account packages designed for the unique needs of various segments of the society. Among these account packages are the GTCrea8 e-Savers account which offers young people, especially undergraduates, benefits beyond banking, such as scholarships and career master classes, and the GTBank Seniors Account which offers senior citizens aged 65 years and above free banking services. With the introduction of the GTPatriot Account, the bank will expand and deepen its relationship with another core segment of the society in line with its goal of enriching the lives of all customers and the communities in which it operates.

Commenting on the launch of the GTPatriot Account, the Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc said, “As an institution that deeply believes in service, we are excited to introduce this premium account that recognizes, applauds and appreciates the invaluable service that members of military and paramilitary institutions offer to the nation. The GTPatriot Account Package goes beyond providing best in-class banking products to servicemen and women, it includes a wide range of value added benefits that guarantees a superior banking experience and genuinely enriches their lives.”

He further stated that “We will continue to create innovative and specially targeted products and services in order to ensure long-term value adding relationships with several segments of our customers and the communities in which we operate.”

Guaranty Trust Bank plc has always been at the forefront of industry innovations within the Nigerian financial services sector and plays a leading role in Africa’s banking industry. The GTBank brand is regarded by industry watchers as one of the best run financial institutions across its subsidiary countries and serves as a role model within the financial service industry due to its bias for world class corporate governance standards, excellent service, quality and innovation.

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‘Why I Allowed Osinbajo Sign 2017 Budget’ – Buhari

June 15, 2017 — by Taggednaija0

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Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on June 12, signed the 2017 budget into law.

President Muhammadu should have done the honour. But he’s receiving medical treatment in London.

In a letter addressed to Budget Minister, Udoma Udo Udoma, Buhari said it was in the interest of the nation’s economy for Osinbajo to sign the 2017 Appropriation Bill into law.

President wrote the letter to Senator Udoma, according to a statement by Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on the media and publicity, NAN reported.

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Buhari, who is recuperating in London, said he had received a full briefing on the Appropriation Bill as passed by the National Assembly.

To buttress the unity at the highest level of government, he said he was yielding his signatory authority to Osinbajo.

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