Buhari needs prayer – Catholic bishop

Bishop Martins Uzoukwu, the Catholic Bishop of Minna Diocese, has called on Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari’s quick recovery. Addressing newsmen in Minna shortly after Sunday service, the cleric noted that praying for the president was imperative in view of the myriads of problems facing the country. “I specifically pray for our President […] Buhari needs prayer – Catholic bishop

Big Brother Nigeria: Somadina, Miyonse evicted

Two Big Brother Nigeria housemates – Somadina and Miyonse – have been evicted from the ongoing reality show on a night of double eviction. Earlier in the week, three housemates; Somadina, Miyonse, and Gifty were nominated for possible eviction this weekend. But luck smiled on Gifty as Cocoice (the then Head-of-House) saved her by swapping […] Big Brother Nigeria: Somadina, Miyonse evicted

Court adjourns suit against Olubadan till Feb 24

The legal battle over the Olubadan of Ibadanland stool is far from over as an Ibadan High Court at the weekend adjourned the case filed by the Seriki Chiefs against Oba Saliu Adetunji, to February 24. The Seriki Chiefs that include Chiefs Adebayo Oyediji, Olalekan Fakunle, Rashidi Abinupagun and Gabriel Kofoworola, had gone to court […] Court adjourns suit against Olubadan till Feb 24

Deji replaces Eze Ndigbo title with Onyedu Ndigbo in Akure

The Deji and the paramount ruler of Akure Kingdom, in Ondo State, Oba Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, Odundun II has approved the replacement of Eze Ndigbo title with Onyedu Ndigbo. The Monarch also gave the current Eze-Ndigbo in his domain, Mr. Greogory Ilohehika a one month notice to accept the new title. Onyedu Ndigbo simply means […] Deji replaces Eze Ndigbo title with Onyedu Ndigbo in Akure

Declare Osinbajo president now – Nigerians tell NASS

Nigerians have called on the National Assembly to declare Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo president of Nigeria. Their call came following the Sunday’s announcement that President Buhari has decided to extend his vacation indefinitely in the UK. The presidency in a statement on Sunday said Buhari would no longer return home today as he would […] Declare Osinbajo president now – Nigerians tell NASS

Buhari is trying to stifle freedom of expression – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is trying to stifle the right to freedom of expression, like former presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo, General Sani Abacha, General Ibrahim Babangida, etc. He also criticized the Nigeria Police’s plan to stop the #IStandWithNigeria protest, which is supposed to hold February 6 in Lagos and […] Buhari is trying to stifle freedom of expression – Soyinka

Ex-Ondo deputy governor to Mimiko: recognize Coker as Speaker

‎The former Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, has cautioned the outgoing governor, Olusegun Mimiko against interfering in the affairs of the crisis ridden state Assembly. Olanusi spoke with reporters, shortly after he was honoured as the grand patron of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) at his residence in Akure, the […] Ex-Ondo deputy governor to Mimiko: recognize Coker as Speaker

The Good Karma Hospital review – the TV version of a package holiday

In ITV’s lovely-looking but unchallenging new Sunday night drama, Holby City meets The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Dr Ruby Walker is feeling down. You can tell, she’s wearing an I’m-not-happy face, and there are sad piano chords on the soundtrack, just in case you were in any doubt. It’s not surprising. She works for the NHS, as a junior doctor, in Nottingham; what’s to be happy about? Plus there’s a nasty sister on her case, as well as Jeremy Hunt. Oh, and her boyfriend’s leaving her. I wonder if Amrita Acharia, who plays Doc Walker in The Good Karma Hospital (ITV, Sunday), is getting sad-face help by thinking: hang on, I used to be in Game of bloody Thrones, the biggest show ever, what am I doing in this unchallenging Sunday evening ITV drama? Though, to be fair, she was only a handmaiden in GoT, and sadly strangled after a couple of seasons; here she’s the main event. Continue reading…

Jack Thorne’s Junkyard: how I turned an adventure playground into a musical

Junk playgrounds had sheer drops, death-defying rope swings and were always being set on fire. The playwright explains why he has written a show about these chaotic spaces and the kids who built them My dad recently retired after 50 years of public service. In that time, he wore many hats: treasurer of this, secretary of that, chairman of this, agitator of that. He was a town planner, teacher, playgroup leader and union organiser. He worked in council offices, community centres, citizens advice bureaux and, most recently, on a roundabout renovation. One thing was a constant: he always worked for the public good. We grew up without much money but were never short when it came to having things of importance thrust into our heads. We went on marches, protests and holidays to union conferences in Blackpool and Bournemouth. He always expected big things of us and was never shy of saying so. Musicians play instruments made out of junk. The cast play the set – and each others’ heads. Every day they get wilder Continue reading…