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A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Sabur Dimeji Bankole, will, on Friday, January 15, tie the nuptial knot with Miss Aisha Shinkafi Saidu, daughter of the Governor of Kebbi State, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu.

Bankole, who divorced his first wife in 2017, had, in the past few years, been a much sought after bachelor in the circle of eligible spinsters both within and outside Nigeria.

Friday’s marriage ceremony will draw the curtain on speculations regarding his matrimonial intentions since the divorce.

The bride, a lawyer and graduate of the University of Hull in the UK, is a granddaughter of the late political heavyweight and onetime head of Nigeria’s security organisation, Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi, Marafan Sokoto. The bride’s mother is Shinkafi’s daughter and a sister to the former Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Aliyu Shinkafi.

A statement from the Bankole family of Iporo, Abeokuta, disclosed that a quiet introduction between the two families had taken place a few weeks earlier to kick off the joining together in line with Islamic and traditional injunctions.

At the introduction ceremony, the Governor of Sokoto State and Bankole’s successor as Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, had led the groom’s family to the bride’s family home to seek her hand in marriage.

Friday’s event will be the culmination of a courtship that both families had kept very discrete. Political observers, however, note that the marriage would appear to straddle Nigeria’s great political divide, as Bagudu is the chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, while Tambuwal is the chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum.

Meanwhile, the Bankole family advised that in keeping with the requirements of COVID-19 protocols, the ceremony would be low-key. It, therefore, implored invited guests to observe all health and safety directives at the event, while appealing to friends and well-wishers who might not have received invitations for their understanding given the uncertainties of the present times.
Posted On Wednesday, 13 January 2021 03:42 Written by

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Posted On Tuesday, 15 December 2020 04:13 Written by

Agency Reporter

Twenty beauty queens from 20 African countries are expected to participate in Miss Africa Calabar 2020 beauty pageant scheduled to hold on Dec. 27.

Mr Thomas Ikpeme, Senior Special Assistant, Events and Tourism/Head of Production, Miss Africa, said in a statement on Friday that the event would hold in Calabar.

Ikpeme said that the auditioning was done in line with the COVID-19 protocols.

“After a challenging and captivating round of registration and auditions, the Miss Africa organisation is pleased to announce the 2020 contestants who will be representing their respective countries in Miss Africa 2020 Calabar.

“The pageantry is holding on Dec. 27, 2020 in the beautiful city of Calabar, Cross River.

“The names and countries are; Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia

Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

“Subscribe to watch behind the scenes and the road to Miss Africa 2020. Watch the journey to the throne on the grand finale 27th Dec. 2020 at www.missafrica.tv and follow @missafricacalabar on social media for all the live updates,” he said.

The special assistant added that the premier of the show would start on Dec. 12. (NAN)

Posted On Saturday, 05 December 2020 02:16 Written by

By Taiwo Okanlawon/ PM NEWS

Nollywood actress, Juliet Njemanze has said that she feels ashamed to say that she’s an actress because of the stigma that has been attached to actresses.

Juliet also said that the poor pay actors get is another thing that discourages her about the acting profession.

The Kano State-bred actress made this known in an interview with Potpourri, while sharing a bit on her journey in the industry.

She said, “Every industry has its own problem but I will say the thing that turns me off is the stigma attached to actresses in Nollywood. The stigma is crazy that sometimes I feel ashamed to tell someone I’m an actress because people look at you as a prostitute.

They believe you must have slept with directors and producers to get to where you are. Acting for me is my life, my career, it’s my everything and I love it with passion but people’s impression about the job is really discouraging. Another thing that turns me off is the poor pay. The actors don’t get enough pay for their work except you are a superstar.”

“I would say my Nollywood journey has been a cool ride full of fun. I really went through a lot starting out in the industry because I put all my focus in it as it was the only thing I was doing at the time. It was really tough financially, most of the time I work for people and I don’t get paid. I was almost discouraged and depressed at the beginning of my career.

The lesson I would say I have learnt from this industry is that no one can make you, only you and God can make You. A lot of producers and directors will promise to help you and make you a star, they will promise you heaven and earth just to get something from you. The most important lesson I learnt is to pray for grace of God and don’t depend on any producer or director to get you to the next level, you can do that yourself,” she says

Juliet is the kind of actress who would take on any challenge that does not put her faith and moral at stake.

“I won’t take a role that will make me say negative things against God. If it’s in the script, they will have to take that part out. My relationship with my God is more important than my career. And secondly, I can’t go nude in a movie, not even in Hollywood with a mask. I don’t think it’s an option for me to go nude,” she added.

Posted On Monday, 09 November 2020 19:48 Written by

By Taiwo Okanlawon/ PM NEWS

Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has reacted to allegations that she was bribed after she questioned the Lekki Toll Gate shootings.

The movie star in a tweet last week, asked that the family members of those who reportedly died during the Lekki toll gate incident, to come forward, and she asserted that if there were no deaths, people should stop with the sensationalization.

The mother of 4 wrote on Twitter ”If People died during the Lekki Toll Assault, let their people speak out please and if there were No deaths then enough with the sensationalization because it does not remove from the Crime that happened. PEACEFUL PROTESTERS WERE ATTACKED. WHY? BY WHOM! #EndImpunityinNigeria”.

The now-deleted tweet angered some Nigerians and they blasted her for using ”if” and being insensitive to those who lost someone during the protest. Some insinuated that she has been compromised by the government.

Omotola has now cleared the air, saying she has never received bribe or a dime from the government.

“I am not somebody you can lure with money. I have never in my life been bribed by government, I have never collected government dime” she said.

FROM PM NEWS, NIGERIA

Posted On Sunday, 01 November 2020 00:47 Written by

By Taiwo Okanlawon/ PM NEWS

Nollywood stars have reached out to one of theirs, Joke Jigan whose beauty store was looted by hoodlums who stormed Cherub Mall, New Road Bus Stop Lekki, Lagos.

The actress had shared video and photos showing the present condition of her shop after goods worth millions of naira were carted away by hoodlums.

However, Actress like Toyin Abraham, Mercy Aigbe, Iyabo Ojo and others have reached out to her in her hard times and contributing money for her to stay afloat.

Jigan took to her Instagram page to post photos of the actresses who have helped with some funds.

Posted On Monday, 26 October 2020 14:41 Written by

Popular Nigerian actor Mr Ibu has recounted his near-death experience after he was poisoned by his staff whom he alleged was paid by his kinsmen to murder him.

The comic actor who spoke with Nigize TV attributed his still being alive to God as he talks about how his stomach grew so big he could not see his legs.

According to the Nollywood star, he was placed on medication that helped with the swelling of his stomach.

Talking about how he could have been dead and become another story, he says his big stomach is as a result of the incident and used to be bigger than what it is now.

He said:

“I don’t take alcohol up till now. Some people say I don’t take Alcohol yet my stomach is big, The belly is an idiot. It was after they gave me that poison. It was bigger than this before. If you had seen it, it was like a foam. I took medicine and it began to come down. Before I wasn’t able to see my legs.

They took me to Nnewi, saying we had a show. They held me there and beat me up. They beat me and then inserted poison in my mouth and ran away, leaving me there. It was my boys and dancers that came and carried me home. It was in Enugu that I woke up. God said no, you are not going yet.” he said

Mr Ibu

He added:

“Here in my office, they brought the first poison, I took it. I was falling around and nobody came to ask. Even the workers did not enter here even though they were hearing me fall around. I vomited something in my bathroom.

They gave me the second one, The people that gave me are the people working with me. I swallowed another one unknowingly because I never suspected them until when God opened my eyes. They paid them and gave them enough money to make sure they eliminate me. All these plans are from Enugu, my towns people and age grades that are surprised that I can own some things, build some houses, buy house in Lagos. They asked them to go and kill me.”

The actor recently spoke about the happenings in Nigeria saying that the things going on are orchestrated by evil people who do not have the peace and unity of Nigeria at their hearts.

He said:

“Danger everywhere. There is no more love in Nigeria. What we are witnessing is constant attacks, killings everywhere. All these things are the signs of the end time. We should pray for God to have mercy on Nigeria so that all these happenings orchestrated by evil people will come to an end.”

Born John Okafor but better known as Mr Ibu, he is a celebrated entertainer and is well known for his comic roles in Nollywood.

Posted On Tuesday, 06 October 2020 17:36 Written by

Studio Brat CEO, award winning singer-songwriter and performer Simisola Ogunleye, popularly known as Simi, has released the video for her ‘No Longer Beneficial’ single.

“No Longer Beneficial” was produced by Blaisebeatz and it’s video directed by Gizelle Hernandez. The record is off her latest body of work entitled ‘Restless II.’

The EP Restless II has records like No Longer Beneficial, There for You, City Lights, Triggered, Underserving, and Bite The Dust to it’s credit.

COURTESY: PM NEWS
Posted On Friday, 02 October 2020 19:11 Written by
Fatima, the daughter of former EFCC chairman, Nuhu Ribadu, will be tying the nuptial knots with Aliyu, the son of former vice-president Atiku Abubakar on Saturday 3 October.

According to an invitation by the two families, the wedding Fatiha will take place at 18 Mambilla Street Aso Drive Abuja at 11am

The wedding must be one of the surprises of 2020.

Aliyu Atiku Abubakar and Fatima Nuhu Ribadu: wedding to be consummated on 3 October

The wedding invitation from Atiku Abubakar and Nuhu Ribadu

Although both parents are from Adamawa State, they belong to different political parties.

Atiku, who bears the title of Wazirin Adamawa,is a member of the PDP, while Ribadu, once flirted with PDP, but is now a member of the All Progressives Congress.

Fatima Ribadu, the beautiful daughter of the Ribadus graduated from the Nigerian Turkish International College in Abuja in 2015 before going abroad for university education.

She is in her early 20s.

Aliyu is the son of Atikus third wife, Princess Rukaiyatu, daughter of the Lamido of Adamawa, Aliyu Mustafa. He is the third child and was named after Atikus father.

He thus became a special child to his father. And no wonder he succeeded himas Turaki of Adamawa, after Atiku was promoted the Waziri.

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Posted On Wednesday, 30 September 2020 02:31 Written by

BY MICHAEL BAMIDELE/ GUARDIAN.NG

Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has married Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, the Chief of Air Staff, a year after she made the headlines for a rumoured wedding with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Daily Trust reported that the wedding Fatiha held on Friday, September 18, 2020, at the Maitama Juma’a Mosque in Abuja as confirmed by multiple sources.

The publication added that the event was a private affair as one of the sources disclosed that “very few people were invited to attend the wedding Fatiha because (of) the couple.”

“Those close to them didn’t want to publicize the issue”, the source added.

The report added that Abubakar and Farouq have been dating for “a while” as revealed by the source.

“They have been in a relationship for a while and what happened on Friday has put to rest all the speculations about her relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari,” the source told Daily Trust.

In October 2019, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq was at the centre of a rumoured wedding saga with President Muhammadu Buhari. The rumour, which began and fleshed out on social media, claimed that President Buhari will be getting married to Farouq because the First Lady Aisha Buhari had been away for months.

The alleged wedding ignited conversations on social media and in the pages of some tabloids, while on Twitter the hashtags; #TheWedding, #BUSA19, #AISHA, #Presidentialwedding and several others began trending.

“Apparently, the second wife story is true. What cant be confirmed is the date of the wedding fatiha. This man shouldn’t tempt his Creator. He just recovered from serious ill health and now he wants to add another yarinya! Second Term, Second Wife! Baba o! #SecondTermSecondWife,” Former Special Assistant on Social Media to the former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri tweeted at that time.

The rumoured wedding was further strengthened by a video which showed Aisha Buhari in an angry outburst at the Aso Villa after she returned from London. Mrs Buhari would later confirm to the BBC that the video is old and was recorded by a relative of the president who lives in Aso Rock, sometime in 2018.

Neither the president nor the minister, who was at that time in New York promoting a UN campaign against poverty, said anything about the rumoured marriage.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the president, would later debunk the rumour in a chat with Tribune.

“How will anyone expect that the President will be getting married and it will be a secret affair?” Adesina said. “Nigerians like to gist and play banters, as it is another way of relaxation for many, and they have seen the president as a personality that suits their side talks. It is bad, but that is what happens.”

Posted On Thursday, 24 September 2020 13:23 Written by
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