NIROH celebrates Igbo Unity Day in Awka December

A social cultural pan Igbo group, Ndigbo Royal Heritage Worldwide (NIROH) may have concluded plans to host Unity Day Celebration that will bring Ndigbo together for possible sober reflection and positive action at Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka, Anambra State capital. The President General of the group, Dr. Paul Okoye who made this known in Abuja Monday during a press conference noted the event billed to bring all Igbos together seeks to reinvent a new direction for the people. Okoye who lamented that most things the ethnic group was known…

Female celebrities and the recent craze for cosmetic surgery, by Bernice Eke

Cosmetic surgery is becoming so popular these days among Nigerian celebrities as beauty standards to them are no more about having a pretty face but a curvy and snatched body.   Women no longer seek to have slim frames; rather, they prefer wider hips, bigger bottoms and contoured breasts, and so they go through a lot all in the bid to look s3xy.   The most common cosmic surgery is a “butt lift,” which involves liposuction of the abdomen, thighs, flanks, and intergluteal region, then injecting that fat into the…

Zamfara Govt orders Traditional rulers to seek approval before Awarding Titles

Zamfara State Governor, Dr Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) has directed traditional Institutions in the state to seek approval from the state Government before awarding and conferring traditional titles. “All Emirs, Senior District Heads and District Heads in the state are hereby directed to officially seek permission from the State Government before conferring traditional titles to anyone”, the Governor said. The directive became necessary in order to check indicriminate award and possible abuse of the traditional institution. “Henceforth, no Emir, Senior District Head or District Head must appoint anybody into any…

Group to foster peace, cultural diversity through arts festival 

As part of its contribution to advance inclusiveness, cultural diversity and peace in the country, a group, Dance and Arts Festival Abuja, DAFA, held its annual dance and arts festivals in Abuja last weekend.   The creative Director and Convener, DAFA, Esther Ekele Ikyanyon, who disclosed this in a statement made available to News men, on Monday, in Abuja, stated that the art festival, DAFA2022, with the theme: “Breaking Borders”, provide a platform for creatives to showcase their capacities.   Ikyanyon, however, noted the event was also targeted at raising…

Fuji House of Commotion star,Sola Onayiga,is dead

The Nigerian film industry has been thrown into mourning with the death of another veteran actress, Sola Onayiga. This is coming after Newsband had reported about the death of Ada Ameh, a Nollywood actress who reportedly collapsed and died when she visited an oil company toyshop in Delta State with her family. Meanwhile, Sola before her demise, was known for her role as Ireti aka Cooking Practicals in the defunct television sitcom, Checkmate. Also, the gap-tooth actress was famed as a lead actress in Fuji House of Commotion, a Nigerian…

Sexual assault: Nollywood actor Baba Ijesha bag 16-yr jail term

The embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, has been convicted by an Ikeja offences court for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old minor.   In a two-hour judgment, on Thursday, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, convicted Baba Ijesha of indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, and handed him a 16-year-jail sentence.   Taiwo, however, discharged and acquitted him of count one and count six, which were: sexual assault by penetration and attempted sexual assault by penetration.   Baba Ijesha was pronounced guilty of counts 2,3,4 and 5 while the…

Face of Epic Africa Queen distributes food items to Patients, calls for more Awareness on Sickle Cell Anaemia 

The winner of Face of Epic Africa Beauty Pageant 2021, Ms Rafat Isah has called for increase in the awareness campaign and health talks in the fight against sickle cell anemia for intending couples.   She also asked both government and private organisations to redouble their efforts in tackling and improving the health status of patients living with the disease.   She disclosed this at the weekend during a visit to Uke General hospital in Nasarawa State.where she distributed food items to the patients.   She said her visit to…

Historical 500 Year-Old Ajagbon Tree in Soun Ogbomoso Palace perished during 18hr Rainfall 

The historical “Ajagbon” tree in Ogbomoso, previously growing by the fence in the eastside of the palace, has fallen, presumably after more than 500 years of existence. The tree fell in the early hours of Saturday, May 21, 2022, during an eighteen hour rainfall, which began in the evening of Friday, and stopped at about 10am Saturday. The tree which had gradually dried off was totally uprooted away from the fence, drawing the curtain on an important epoch. The loss of the tree is very significant in the history of…

New Och’idoma gets Staff of Office end of June

Barring last-minute changes, the new Och’Idoma, Dr. John Eliagwu will be formally coronated end of June this year.   The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom disclosed this Monday, May 9th, 2022 at the temporary Palace of the paramount ruler in Otukpo after inspecting the ongoing reconstruction of the traditional rulers’ palace where he also met with other traditional rulers.   He said plans were in place to formally present the Staff of Office to His Royal Majesty and install him at the end of June this year. The Governor said…

Soun Throne And The Allegory Of Esinkesin By Femi OGUNLANA

News filtered in last week that a young man, who believably acted under alcohol and hard drug stimuli broke into the palace of Ogbomoso, which presently has no official occupier to cause mayhem. The prowler simply identified as Ajanlekoko broke glass doors and inflicted various degrees of injuries on palace workers, many of who had to flee to avoid his swinging devastating punches. Some news medium even insinuated the intruder was out to steal the sacred crown of Soun, a report the palace secretary, Mr. Toyin Ajamu, however swiftly repudiated,…