Monthly Archives: October 2015

Post Tribunal Verdict: Ajimobi, Akala In Secret Meeting

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Barely 24 hours into the announcement of the election tribunal upholding the victory of the Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi came a clandestine meeting between the Governor and his predecessor, Otunba Bayo Alao-Akala in what many called ‘thank you dinner’ in honor of Chief Akala.

 

Akala was among other top five contenders who slugged it out with Ajimobi to wrestle the control baton of the State from him. He was the flagbearer of the Labour Party which he joined when he dumped the PDP after losing the party ticket to Senator Teslim Folarin.

 

Many political observers in Oyo State believed that Otunba Akala was instrumental to the victory of Governor Ajimobi in the polls. The former Governor was alleged to have silently canvassed for votes for Ajimobi in his stronghold of Ogbomoso and other areas of the State where he was popular during the election.

 

Another strong indication of his alliance with Governor Ajimobi was the expectation of the people that Akala would also bring out evidence like Senator Rasheed Ladoja to challenge Ajimobi’s victory at the tribunal which he failed to do.

 

Akala and Ajimobi were said to have both had an agreement with promises of delivery after the tribunal pronouncement and the dinner they had together at the Government House, Agodi Ibadan led credence to the story already making the rounds.

 

The dinner which held with strictly close aides of both the Governor and Akala in attendance was where they both discussed the agreement they already had.

 

A source privy to what transpired at the meeting told papermache that part of the request of Akala was for his daughter and two of his aides to be appointed as Commissioners, while his young son would also be allowed to contest for chairmanship in his Local Government.

 

Governor Ajimobi’s request was solely for a support for whoever he chooses to present as his successor in 2019.

 

Public opinion has favoured three people to succeed Governor Ajimobi considering their strength politically, the support they get and their popularity in the State while people also understand that an alliance of Ajimobi and Akala will work well for any candidate they both support.

 

 

 

 

Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi is new Ooni of ife

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Forty-year old  Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has emerged  as the  new Ooni of ife.

His appointment was announced in a press statement by the Government of Osun state early Monday morning in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti.

As FIFTY Premieres In London

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London was brought to a standstill on Saturday October 17, 2015, as the festival premiere of the enthralling motion picture, FIFTY, and the cast of A-list Nollywood stars quietened the usually raucous streets of London’s Leicester Square. This event marked the first African-style film premiere in London and witnessed the largest ever assembly of spectators during its screening at the London Film Festival.

The stars of the night were Omoni Oboli, Ireti Doyle, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Nse Ikpe-Etim and Wale Ojo. The celebrities were joined by the acclaimed creative director, Biyi Bandele and the award winning executive producer Mo Abudu.

In continuance of its world-wide acclaim and overwhelming appreciation, the much awaited FIFTY thrilled a grateful festival audience and enjoyed a rapturous and unending standing ovation. The movie is set for release nationwide on the 18th of December, 2015.

FIFTY captures a few pivotal days in the lives of four Nigerian women at the pinnacle of their careers. Tola, Elizabeth, Maria and Kate are forced at midlife to take inventory of their personal lives, while juggling careers and family against the sprawling backdrops of the upper middle-class neighbourhoods of Lagos.

The four lead characters muster courage, put on their six-inch heels, working hard and partying too, and strut confidently to tackle life’s curveballs head-on.

With rave reviews, a world-class creative team (of vast Nigerian ancestry), and a tale that speaks directly to the psyche of every conscious Nigerian woman, Fifty is a poignant and hugely momentous chapter in Nigeria’s emergence on the world film stage. The film is set to redefine movie-making and movie-going in Africa.

FIFTY will premiere in Nigeria with a special Grand World Premiere on the 13th of December 2015 at The Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos and there are a limited number of tables available at this grand premiere, so book your VVIP table now and be one of the first to watch FIFTY on the continent.

FIFTY will then be released in cinemas nationwide on the 18th of December, 2015.
Go out and support this African movie-magical experience where ever you are in the world as FIFTY also enjoys worldwide distribution via Netflix to 65 million homes globally.