MARKETERS RESUME AFTER BREAK, CHURN OUT 39 FILMS

Film marketers resume at Idumota

Film marketers resume at Idumota

Marketers engaged in buying and selling after break

Marketers engaged in buying and selling after break

Film marketers making brisk business in Lagos, Nigeria

Film marketers making brisk business in Lagos, Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the Yoruba Video Films Producers/Marketers of Nigeria (YOVIFPMAN) got busy on Monday just after the long break, churning out a total of 39 films. The films which are all in Yoruba Language include Atan Ije, Owo Eje,  Ibinu Arewa,  Okan Okuta, Inu, Oyinkansola, Olowolayemo, Ajenipa,  Okola L’ America,  Oba Omo, Eldorado and Kogbodoye. See New Music/Film for full list.

LASG RAISES ALARM OVER SCAM MAIL ON FACEBOOK

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola

SCAM ALERT: Lagos State Government has warned Nigerians to be wary of an e-mail scam on a face-book account, fraudulently set up under the name of “Babatunde Fashola” requesting unsuspecting members of the public to pay two thousand seven hundred Naira (N2,700) to a GT Bank account 0122895107 as application form fee for employment.

The GT Bank account is opened in the name of one Onyebe  Earnest whom government said has been sending bulk SMS with the name “CSC LAGOS” to advise the public on the GTB account number into which the money should be paid.In a statement signed by the Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, Mr. Lateef Raji, the State Government dissociated itself from the message, warning the general public to regard such SMS as false and misleading.

The Government, which further clarified that employment processes in the Civil Service Commission does not require the payment of any fee, maintained that it has the responsibility to protect the interest of the citizens and would take every legitimate action to ensure that those behind the scam are apprehended and brought to book.

NOLLYWOOD STARS, RITA DOMINIC, STEPHANIE OKEREKE-LINUS, AFOLAYAN MEET FANS

 Nollywood actress Rita Dominic as well as her colleague, Stephanie Okereke-Linus and Kunle Afolayan were among important dignitaries that graced the Future Awards held at the main auditorium of University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria. The actress did not only inspire youths with their presence, they also used the opportunity to talk to them on the need to stay focused in life so as to be able to attain needed goals. They urged those in the gathering never to yield to discouragement but to see them as challenges on the way to success.

It was not just talk all the way, the artistes also took time off to pose for photographs with the youths who have been looking for opportunity to get in touch with them in real life apart from watching them on television.

Others in attendance were Kola Oyeneyin of Venia Hub, Otto Orondaam of SLUM2School Project, Kunle Afolayan

Rita Dominic pose for photograph with some of those at the event

Rita Dominic, in white gown, pose for photograph with youths at the event

Stephanie okereke-Linus in white pose for photograph with those at the event

Stephanie okereke-Linus in white pose for photograph with those at the event

, Ugochukwu Nwosu of Microsoft, Idris Akinbanjo of Premium Times, Ola Orekunrin of Flying Doctors, Jason Njoku of Iroko TV, Bayo Omoboriowo, Idiare Itimomo, Adaure Achumba, Toni Kan,Steve Babaeko, Chibuike Aguene and Bridget Awosika.

Others are Chief Executive of Inspire Africa Mo Abudu and Executive Director, Marketing Services at Nestlé Foods Nigeria Plc., Mrs. Iquo Ukoh.

WEST PARKING ASSAULT: CHRIS BROWN NOW BEING INVESTIGATED

Grammy-winning singer Chris Brown is currently being investigation for alleged assault in a West Hollywood parking lot.Los Angeles County Sheriff made the revelation on Monday. The department was responding to a report of six men fighting Sunday night fighting over a parking space.

Chris Brown under investigation for alleged assault at West Hollywood Parking Lot

Chris Brown under investigation for alleged assault at West Hollywood Parking Lot

“The altercation allegedly led to Chris Brown punching the victim,” the department said in a statement released early this morning.

“The “victim” wasn’t identified but the celebrity website TMZ — which first reported the fight outside the Westlake Recording Studio — said it also involved Frank Ocean, one of the top nominees at Grammy Awards coming up in February.

“He got jumped by (Brown) and a couple guys” and suffered a finger cut. It wasn’t Brown’s first problem in the run-up to the Grammys. His attack on singer Rihanna on the eve of the 2009 awards event overshadowed the show. Last June, he was injured in a brawl with members of hip-hop star Drake’s entourage at a New York nightclub. No arrests were made. Brown was gone by the time deputies arrived but the department said the investigation is ongoing and Brown would be contacted later.

Email messages to Ocean’s publicist and Brown’s lawyer were not immediately returned. A man answering the phone at the recording studio declined to comment, an AP report said.

IMMORTALISE ENEBELI ELEBUWA BY STRIVING FOR PERFECTION SAYS CHARLES OKAFOR

Nollywood actor, Mr. Charles Okafor is not known for taking roles that tended towards shedding tears. But he wept profusely while granting this interview on the demise of the great actor, Enebeli Elebuwa, he and did not mince words when he described himself as one of his professional son. In this chat with Starconnectmedia, he said that best way to immortalise the deceased is for those who know him to strive for perfection. See immotalise Enebeli Elebuwa by striv

Nollywood actor, Charlse Okafor in the midst of the congregation, described the deceased as a father

Nollywood actor, Charlse Okafor in the midst of the congregation, described the deceased as a father

ing for perfection in Interview page.

LAGOS THREATENS TO IMPOUND ABANDONED VEHICLES

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola

The Lagos State Government has given a three day ultimatum to owners of abandoned vehicles in the state to remove them or have them impounded by the state. Commissioner for Transportation, Comrade Kayode Opeifa, who gave the ultimatum in Lagos  said owners of abandoned vehicles especially in Surulere, Lagos Mainland, Mushin, Agege, and other Local Governments in the state should remove their vehicles immediately as members of the Committee on Abandoned and Disused vehicles will commence a state wide removal of abandoned vehicles with effect from Monday, 28th January, 2013 starting from Surulere Local Government, Itire – Ikate and Coker – Aguda Local Council Development Areas.

He said that the State Government will not hesitate to remove vehicles could serve as haven for criminals, impede the free flow of traffic or threaten the safety and security of the people. Opeifa urged Community Development Associations (CDAs) and residents in the State not to hesitate to call or text the following GSM Numbers 08032226544, 08094490867, 08174616936 or send an e-mail to transportinfo@lagosstate.gov.ng whenever there is any abandoned or disused vehicle in their communities.

He appealed to mechanics along Third Mainland Bridge up to the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) office at Sura, Ilubirin to vacate the entire stretch of the road within three (3) days adding that at the expiration of the ultimatum, any mechanic found operating on this axis will be appropriately sanctioned. He implored individuals who have their vehicles in these illegal mechanic villages to remove them immediately as owners will bear the cost of towing such vehicles.

FASHOLA HAS NOT GAGGED PUBLIC OFFICIALS FROM SPEAKING TO THE PRESS

Lagos State Government has insisted that has not gagged public officials from speaking to the press but has only put in place a structured channel of information flow that will ensure that only adequate and credible information is disseminated. The State Government’s position was amplified by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Lateef Ibirogba during a press briefing he addressed with Special Advisers on Information and Strategy, Mr. Lateef Raji and Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Hakeem Bello. Details in Feature

Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Information and Stretegy, Dr. Lateef Raji, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Remi Ibirogba and Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Alhaji Hakeem Bello

Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Information and Stretegy, Dr. Lateef Raji, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Remi Ibirogba and Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Alhaji Hakeem Bello

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