In its tradition of satisfying its subscribers with sublime entertainment, telecoms giant, Globacom has packaged 54 mega music and comedy shows to be hosted by 54 cities across Nigeria.
The shows will run for six months and has first rated music and comedy artistes who will serenade the network's teeming current and prospective customers.
Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour, a music concert, will feature the creme de la creme in the nation's music industry just as Glo Laffta Fest, a comedy event, will showcase accomplished humour merchants on the African continent.
Among the first rated artistes who will perform at the Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour are Olamide, Flavour, Runtown, Omawumi, Yemi Alade, PSquare, Phyno, Timaya, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Di'Ja and Kiss Daniel while comedians as Gordons, Basketmouth, Bovi, Salvador from Uganda, I Go Dye, Dan D Humorous, Bash, Seyi Law, Omobaba, Acapella, Senator, Helen Paul, Osama, Princewill, Mr Patrick, Frank D Don, MC Tagwaye, Kenny Blaq, Funky Mallam, Arinze Baba, 2CanTalk, Maleke, Still Ringing and AB Simple will feature at the comedy shows.
Globacom in a statement in Lagos disclosed that the Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour and Glo Laffta Fest comedy shows will commence on April 7 across 27 Nigerian cities.
Benin city will host the debut Glo Mega Music Concert on Friday, April 7, at the Best Western Hotel, Etete Layout, Benin City, while the first Glo Laffta Fest will hold at the Eko Hotels Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos on Sunday, April 9.
Globacom explained that the two shows will run concurrently mainly on Saturdays and Sundays, with the Glo Mega Music Concert holding on Saturdays, and Glo Laffta Fest show on Sundays.
The shows will also hold in Ikeja, Ikorodu, FESTAC and Ajah all in Lagos; Awka; Owerri; Asaba; Calabar; Enugu; Aba; Port Harcourt; Suleja, Kubwa and FCT, all in Abuja; Ibadan; Ijebu Ode; Abeokuta; Ekpoma; Kaduna; Akure; Lokoja; and Ayingba.
Said the company, "We are running the spectacular shows as a way of saying thank you to our teeming subscribers across the country for their loyalty, support and abiding faith in the Glo brand over the years."
The company enthused, "We are proud to say that never before has any corporate body assembled this array of stars for a six-month music and comedy shows like Globacom has done for the two shows. This makes the twin mega shows very unique."
In the same vein, the trio of Juliet Ibrahim, Joselyn Dumas and Mercy Johnson will anchor the shows, while Nollywood stars like Kanayo O. Kanayo, Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD), Ebube Nwagbo, Funke Akindele, Odunlade Adekola, Sani Danja will add pep to the shows.
"The shows are specially designed to celebrate and reward our teeming subscribers and to demonstrate to them that we will spare no efforts at delighting them at all times as they are the reason why we are in business. The icing on the cake is that all these array of mega stars will be entertaining our esteemed subscribers in all the locations free of charge", the telecommunications giant added.
Subscribers who desire to be invited for the Glo Mega Music Tour are required to use N3,000 one month preceding each show and text "Music" and their preferred location to 207. A subscriber who wishes to attend the Ibadan event for example, should text "Music Ibadan" to 207.
Subscribers wishing to attend the Glo Lafta Fest shows are also encouraged to use N3,000 before the show and send "LOL" to a short code, 240. For example, any subscriber who desires to attend the Ijebu Ode show should text “LOL Ijebu Ode” to 240.
In keeping to his decision that no Government and public property will be named after him while serving as governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has rejected the proposed naming of the Abia State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Secretariat in Umuahia as Dr Okezie Ikpeazu Labour House, he instead, pleaded with NLC to consider naming its secretariat as Abia Labour House.
Governor Ikpeazu, while speaking at the foundation laying ceremony of the secretariat which he performed, promised that he will not take the corporation of the Labour in Abia for granted.
He also promised to support the leadership of NLC to ensure the completion of the secretariat, and promised that Abia State Government will donate N10m, while he as a person will make donation N2m every month until the end of 2017 to ensure the completion of the building.
While delivering his address, the Abia State Chairman of NLC, Comrade Uchenna Obigwe said: "today, our amiable Governor, Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu is here life (live) to; not only perform the ground breaking, but to lay the foundation of the edifice to be known and called Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu Labour House Umuahia-Abia State, the first modern Labour house in the South-East geo-political zone."
Speaking before laying the foundation ceremony of the secretariat, and in response to NLC chairman, Governor Ikpeazu said: "I want to say that I appreciate very well, your decision to name this building after my humble self but I am constrained by the policy of this government that you don't take credit on our marks; we wait for gold medals when we cross the finishing line.
For us today, we are on our marks and the race is just beginning, so it will be preposterous for us to take the accolade and diadem that should come ordinarily, at the breaking step. So I will ask you to wait till we break the tape, it is at that time that I will take up the acquisition of Excellency, and also accept awards like this. I therefore, plead and suggest that this house be called Abia Labour House. Thank you very much and God bless."
The IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has unraveled those behind the heinous and dastard act and bring them to justice.These are some of the latest arrest
CASE 1: ARREST OF KIDNAP FOR RANSOM SUSPECTS RESPONSIBLE FOR KIDNAP OF ALHAJI ISA OZI SALAMI OFR, FORMER GM PAN, MD NIGERIA PAPER MILLS JEBBA & CHAIRMAN GATEWAY INSURANCE, RESCUE OF THE VICTIM AND RECOVERY OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION
i. Kelvin Emeka 28 years old native of Owgu LGA in Enugu state (overall gang leader)
ii. Ndubusi Prince Ozor 31 years native of Nsukwato LGA Abia state ( 2nd in Command)
iii. Abdulrasheed Maigari 35 years native of Donga LGA Taraba state ( a Dismissed DSS personnel)
iv. Sunday Travnor 33 years old native of Ovi LGA in Nasarawa state.
v. Zayor Alfred 23 years native of Obi LGA in Nasarawa state
vi. Avah Joseph 25 years native of Ogbadibo LGA in Benue state (Guarding kidnap victims)
vii. Gabriel Friday 33 years native of Ogbadibo LGA Benue state (Driver of the Gang)
viii. Rajab Baba Ishiaka 22 years of Wukari LGA Taraba state (Guards kidnap victims)
ix. Ali Sani 27 years native of Takum LGA Taraba state (Guards kidnap victims)
x. Nuhu Sule 20 years native of Takum LGA Taraba state (Guards kidnap victims)
xi. Mohammed Abubakar 21 years native of Mokwa LGA Niger state (supplier of Registered Sim cards to the gang)
i. one (1) AK 47 Rifle
ii. Three (3) AK 47 magazines
iii. Ninety (90) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition
iv. Two (2) Pistols
v. Fourteen (14) round of 9mm live ammunition
vi. Two (2) bedroom flats at different locations in Suleija
2. Sequel to the Inspector General of Police’s directive on the kidnap of Alh. Isa Ozi Salami OFR, former GM PAN, MD Nigeria Paper Mills Jebba and Chairman Gateway Insurance, the operatives of IGP Intelligence Response team IRT jointly with Anti kidnap Squad of FCT Police Command swung into action and after five (5) days of painstaking and sustained surveillance between 26/3/2017 and 28/3/2017, successfully arrested eleven (11) members gang of vicious kidnappers namely:
(i) Kelvin EMEKA 28yrs overall gang leader, native of Owgu LGA Enugu Who was earlier Charged to Gwagwalada High Court in October 2016 with 3 Others for Kidnapping and Armed Robbery After kidnapping one Miss [name withheld] and Several Others in Abuja. This suspect and his gang members were released by the Court on 8/12/16 less than 8 weeks after been Charged for Kidnapping and Armed Robbery.
(ii) Ndubisi Prince Ozor 31yrs, 2ic of the Gang, Native of Isukwato LGA Abia State, He was also charged to Court for Armed Robbery November 2016 and Was Released on by Court on 25/1/17.
(iii) Abdulrasheed Maigari 35yrs native of Donga LGA Area Taraba State a 2006 Political Science graduate of Bayero University Kano, recruited into DSS as a Graduate Officer in September 2011 and was Dismissed and Charged to Court 12/11/2015 for Robbing 310 Million Naira with Some dismissed Army Personnel in Abuja, Suspect was Released by Court on 28/11/16 and he Immediately joined this Kidnapping Gang in Abuja, he became the Coordinator of the gang and also rented the two (2) Houses in Suleija where they kept their Victims.
(iv) Sunday Tyavnor 33yrs Native Ovi LGA area Nasarawa State, he is the arms Dealer who Sold the AK47 Rifle used for the kidnappings for four hundred and seventy thousand naira (₦470,000) and the two (2) Pistols for sixty thousand naira (₦60,000) each he was arrested in Nasarawa State.
(v) Zayor Alfred 23yrs native Obi LGA Nasarawa State Specialized in guards and secured the kidnapped Victims from escaping, arrested in the camp where the victim was rescued.
(vi) Avah Joseph 25yrs Ogbadibo LGA Benue State guards kidnap Victims and follow for kidnapping, Arrested in the Camp.
(vii) Gabriel Friday 33Yrs Native of Ogbadibo LGA Benue State Driver of the Gang.
(viii) Rajab Baba Ishiaka 22yrs Native of Wukari LGA Taraba State Guard's Victims in the Kidnappers camp.
(ix) Ali Sani 27 yrs native of Takum LGA Taraba State, guards Victims in the Kidnappers Camp.
(x) Nuhu Sule 20 yrs Takum LGA Taraba State Guard's Victims in the kidnappers’ camp.
(xi) Mohammed Abubakar 21yrs native of Mokwa LGA Niger State supplier of pre-registered Sim cards to the kidnappers. The Victim Alhaji Isa Salami Former GM PAN, MD Nigeria Paper Mills Jebba and Chairman Gateway Insurance was rescued from the kidnappers hideout, two (2) bedroom house rented by the kidnappers in remote side of Suleja Town Niger State.
The suspects were identified by the victims, they also confessed to the crime admitting to the various roles they played in the commission of various kidnappings, armed robberies and other violent crimes linked to them and will be charged to court on completion of investigation.
The Inspector General of Police wishes to assure the good people of FCT Abuja and other states of the Federation of adequate security and implore them to co-operate with the Police personnel deployed in their localities to serve them better by providing useful and timely information necessary for crime prevention and detection in their areas.
An unrepentant Kemi who was handcuffed to another male prisoner on a brief chat said her accusers will "burn" if she release the second part of her story.
No date has been fixed for her release by the court.
Tributes are pouring in from across the globe, one of them is from Dr. Sanusi Mohammed, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) General Secretary who said: “We are in terrible shock. ‘Wonderboy’ Hamilton was a perfect gentleman in the real sense of the word, despite being a former international player for Nigeria and a Chief Coach of the senior national team.
“He worked very hard and with his whole heart for Nigeria in all spheres, as a player, a coach and as an administrator. The Nigeria football family will miss him dearly.”
Hamilton, who played for the senior national team in the 1960s and early 1970s, including featuring in the football tournament at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, died in the early hours of Thursday in Lagos. He was said to have been diagnosed of heart and kidney related health issues some months ago, and had his right leg amputated early this year.
Nicknamed ‘Wonderboy’ for his delicate skills and on-field wizardry, Hamilton was at a few times head coach of the senior national team, including taking the reins for the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifying series, before Dutchman Clemens Westerhorf took over with only the last match of the campaign (away to Cameroon in Yaounde) left in the series.
He was also head coach of the Nigeria U20 squad that took the bronze medals at the FIFA World Youth Championship (now known as FIFA U20 World Cup) in the Soviet Union in 1985.
‘Wonderboy’ was also the first head coach of the senior women national team, Super Falcons, and steered the team to the 1991 and 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup final competitions.
He was also at different times Head of Technical Department and Head of Lagos Liaison Office of the Nigeria Football Federation.
May his soul find perpetual peace in the bosom of God. Amen
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on Wednesday ruled that all releases relating to the contended movie, Okafor’s Law be seized pending the determination of a suit over the rightful owner of movie.
Justice Ibrahim Buba ordered that advance copies of processes must be served on counsels by email, so as to achieve justice on the matter in good time.
It would be recalled that Oboli had been accused of copyright infringement on the Okafor’s Law movie, with the plaintiff, JudeIdada claiming that Oboli stole his story idea.
Earlier during the proceedings, counsel to the plaintiff, Mrs O Otudor, informed Justice Buba that she had received a counter affidavit for the first and second defendants, but yet to get any processes from the third defendant.
The lawyer added that counsel to the first and second defendant had just served their counter affidavit on her in the courtroom, with an addition that she needed time to study and respond to same.
Otudor charged the court to grant adequate time to allow the plaintiff file a reply.
On his part, counsel to the first and second defendants, and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Augustine Alegeh, prayed the court for an order of speedy hearing of the motion on the reason that the exparte orders had stalled the premiering of the film on March 24.
The SAN argued that the movie had been premiered in Toronto and Stockholm in 2016, with a further contention that its launch had been billed for March 31 (Friday), and so, a speedy hearing of the motion on notice would be eminent.
Justice Buba adjourned until March 30 for hearing of the motion by 10am.
It would be recalled that Justice Buba had issued an order instructing that a film, captioned “Okafor’s Law” be seized.
The court equally granted an interim order, suspending the release and subsequent launch of the film directed by Nollywood Producer, Oboli, in any movie theatre or Cinema house on March 31, 2017, pending the determination of a motion on notice initiated before the court.
Justice Buba further issued a directive for the seizure of all copies, materials, projections or infringing materials, relating to the subject matter.
The judge arrived at the decision, consequent upon an exparte application instituted by a firm known as Rancoteur Productions Ltd, on behalf of a Canada based script writer, Jude Idada.
Specifically, the script writer is contending that he is the bonafide owner of the film “Okafor’s Law” since same is his intellectual property.
Idada had through Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Anthony Idigbe urged Justice Buba to grant an order, stopping the premiere and release of the said “Okafor’s Law”, pending the determination of a copyright infringement suit filed against Oboli.
The defendants in the action are: Dioni Visions Entertainment, Omoni Oboli, and The Filmore Ltd.
In his exparte application, the plaintiff had prayed the court for an order, restraining the premiere or release of the said film, alongside an anton piller order, seizing all copies of the infringing material.