Resident Doctors To Commence Nationwide Strike On June 9

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Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD), have declared their readiness to embark on a nationwide industrial action on Thursday, June 9, 2016.

READ ALSO: Nigerian Doctors Postpone Planned Nationwide Strike To May 9

Relaying the message on Tuesday while chatting with pressmen in Kano state, the National President of NARD, Muhammad Askira, said that the decision was taken at the ordinary general meeting of the National Executive Council of the association held between May 30 and June 5 in Jos, Plateau state.

He said “16 out of 58 federal tertiary institutions or centres were exempted from the initial centre based strike for the commitment of the Chief Medical Director of the hospitals to implement the Federal Government’s directives”.

Askira also stated that if by midnight of Sunday, June 19, their demands were not met, all the members of the association, including those exempted, would join the indefinite nationwide strike.

READ ALSO: Buhari Pleads With Doctors To Shelve Planned Strike

Mr. Askira said the association found it necessary to take the decision following the inability of the government to meet its demands.

“Due to the failure of the government to address the demands of NARD, it has declared a total and indefinite strike.

“NARD has to take this painful decision in order to highlight the plight of our hardworking members who have had to endure a long period of deprivation and disenfranchisement,” he said.

He said the association would continue to be open to discussion and ready to partner government to ensure effective health care service delivery to Nigerians.


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Record Deal? Tiwa Savage and Don Jazzy Meet With Jay-Z At Roc Nation Office

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A few weeks ago, news broke that Jay-Z is looking to sign Tiwa Savage to Roc Nation and there might be some truth to the story as Jay-Z met with Tiwa Savage and her boss, Don Jazzy earlier today.

Don Jazzy posted on Instagram photos of the trio posing together in what seems to be the Roc Nation office in New York.

Mavin x ROC

A video posted by DONJAZZY 🇳🇬 (@donjazzy) on Jun 7, 2016 at 1:47pm PDT

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Chris Brown Celebrates Wizkid With An Artwork

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Chris Brown seems to be feeling Wizkid more than we know. The singer who is also a talented visual artist shared a sketch of Wizkid he created on Instagram.

The image is an explosion of colours superimposed on a photograph of Wizkid standing on a balcony. Chris Brown captioned it with “@wizkidayo KONFUZED the wizard”.

@wizkidayo KONFUZED the wizard

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The two are currently on tour of some European cities.

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Totti Signs Contract Extension With Roma

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Francesco Totti has signed a one-year contract extension with AS Roma, entering his final season at the club.

Following a row with Luciano Spalleti, there were doubts about the former Italy international’s future at the club.

However, Roma have moved to retain the services of their captain for another season.

“I really desired this contract, which is the realisation of my dream,” Totti told Roma TV.

“I always hope to end my career having worn a single shirt, that of Roma.

“After speaking with the president [James Pallotta] I am even more convinced that by remaining united we can achieve great things.”

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VIDEO: Jay Rox – Glory ft. Tim (Thugga)

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GLORY is the official single off the third studio album by Jay Rox which will be titled LUSAKA, to be dropped on the 1st January 2017.

GLORY is a thankful song from “Jay Rox“ and Tim (formerly Thugga) to God thanking him for being there for him at the lowest and the highest points of his life.

This addictive song was produced by Dida Steez who’s worked on more songs on his forthcoming album.

The visuals for the video were shot by N.X.T who he has worked with on 3 of his last music videos.

Watch the official video for Glory by Jay Rox below


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VIDEO: DJ Spinall ft. Davido & Del’B – Package

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DJ Spinall a.k.a ‘TheCAP’ has just dropped the official Video for his new single titled ‘Package’. He released the visuals following popular demand from fans and lovers of good music.

The colourful video features HKN act, Davido and celebrated producer Del B coupled with cameos from Mo Eazy & Sammy Davids just to mention a few.

The video was shot on location in Lagos and directed by Ndvdual Films.

Watch the official video for Package by DJ Spinall below



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Chelsea Issue An Apology To Carneiro

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Chelsea has issued an apology to former physiotherapist, Dr Eva Carneiro as an agreement was reached, to end the employment tribunal proceedings.

The club released a statement on their website apologising for the way the doctor left the club.

“The club regrets the circumstances which led to Dr Carneiro leaving the club and apologises unreservedly to her and her family for the distress caused,” the statement read.

“We wish to place on record that in running onto the pitch Dr Carneiro was following both the rules of the game and fulfilling her responsibility to the players as a doctor, putting their safety first.”

Carneiro brought the employment tribunal, which came to an end after two days, following her resignation after Chelsea’s Premier League match against Swansea in August 2015.

The 42-year-old claimed constructive dismissal and brought separate legal action against Jose Mourinho, claiming sex discrimination and harassment, though both cases have now been settled.

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Martino: Messi Will Be Back In Four Days

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Argentina manager, Gerardo Martino has given an update on Messi’s return from injury.

Following their 2-1 win over Chile, Martino revealed the Barcelona man will be ready to play in four days.

The Albiceleste saw off Chile in their first Copa America Centenario match, without Messi. And he could be rested against Panama.

“The expectation is that in four days Messi is in a position to play,” Martino told reporters.

Meanwhile, the 53-year-old was full of praise for his team’s performance against Chile as goals from Angel Di Maria and Ever Banega earned Argentina all three points.

“I liked the 90 minutes we played. We deserved to win,” Martino said.

“We must continue to overcome any absences in our team. The team knew how to handle different aspects of the game and we were fair winners.”

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Amber Heard Was Arrested For Physically Assaulting Her Girlfriend Whom She Married 7 Years Ago

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Amber Heard is not new to domestic abuse as new documents reveal the actress was arrested for physically assaulting her then girlfriend Tasya Van Ree seven years ago..

Amber who has been accused of fabricating text messages to set Johnny Depp up got into an argument with partner, Van Ree on September 14, 2009 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport where she allegedly grabbed van Ree’s arm.

She was arrested and booked for misdemeanor domestic violence.

According to an obtained audio recording of the court hearing, the prosecutor dropped the case though the judge informed Amber Heard she wasn’t off the hook as prosecutors could change their mind and refile against her within the 2-year statute of limitations.

That never happened.

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Amber Heard was physically abusive to former lover Tasya Van Ree

Heard and Tasya viewed themselves as a married couple even though gay marriage wasn’t legal eight years ago.

The 30-year-old actress legally changed her name to Amber Van Ree on March in 2008 in California and stated the reason to do so as they were in a ‘domestic partnership’.

In 2011, the couple had a private ceremony in New York, as same-sex marriage was legalized there but did not make it legally official.

The Mirror reports, Amber did not need to divorce her partner because of their legal status but did petition to change her name back in 2013 and it was granted the following year three months after she and Johnny got engaged.

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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp

While filing for divorce, she accused Johnny Depp of being physically abusive.

Amber said: “Johnny has a long-held and widely acknowledged public and private history of drug and alcohol abuse. He has a short fuse.

He is often paranoid and his temper is exceptionally scary for me as it has proven many times to be physically dangerous and/or life threatening to me. During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me.”

Johnny Depp’s legal team are dismissing Amber’s domestic violence claims as nothing more than a money-grabbing scheme.

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Babangida’s Aide Dismisses Rumours Of The Ex-Military Ruler’s Death

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An aide of Nigeria’s former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has dismissed rumours that he was dead.

According to the aid, who preferred not to be mentioned in print, Babangida is alive and was in Germany for a routine medical check-up.

The source, who averred that he is not dead as rumoured by some sections of the media, stated that the‎ former Military President is expected in Nigeria today (Tuesday) from Germany where he went for treatment.

He said: “I do not know where these rumours are coming from.

“It is false.

“This is inhuman.

“We should pray for him, wish him well and not dead.

“We are expecting him in Nigeria any moment from today because he has been in Germany for treatment.”

It was gathered that Babangida is recovering after a corrective surgery recently as a result of radiculopathy disease.

TheEagleOnline also gathered that everything seemed normal in Minna, Niger state despite the fact that the rumour had gone viral.

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Jigawa State Govt Reduces Working Hours Due To Ramadan

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The authorities of Jigawa state have approved the reduction of official working hours in the state by two hours due to the ongoing Ramadan fast.

READ ALSO: Sultan Of Sokoto Announces Start Of Ramadan 1437

In a statement issued on Tuesday in Dutse by Isma’il Ibrahim, the Public Relations Officer in the Office of the State Head of the Civil Service, Inuwa Tahir, said civil servants in the state would henceforth report to the office at 9 AM and close by 3 PM between Monday and Thursday instead of 5 PM.

It enjoined civil servants in the state to use the Ramadan to pray for God’s guidance and blessings for the state.

READ ALSO: DHQ Uncovers Plot By Boko Haram To Carry-Out Mass Bombings During Ramadan

The statement also urged civil servants to use the fasting period to pray for the peace and economic prosperity of the state and Nigeria at large.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Sunday warned of imminent plots by terror group, Boko Haram, to carryout large-scale bombings during the Ramadan period.

A statement issued by the Army read: “Information available to this Headquarters indicated plans by terrorists to use the Ramadan period which usually attracts gathering of large number of persons during morning and evening worships and prayers to carryout large-scale bombings.

Against this background, the Defence Headquarters wishes to once again advise the general public to be watchful of strange persons and objects in their localities particularly, around places of worships and to promptly report same to security agencies.

It is further to advise that adequate security and surveillance be evolved by respective places of worship to forestall any unwholesome acts by some unscrupulous elements.

The DHQ wishes to reassure law abiding citizens to go about their normal businesses while efforts are being made to eliminate the remnants of the terrorists from their hideouts as well as addressing other security challenges in the country.”

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Wada Loses Bid To Unseat Yahaya Bello As Kogi Governor At Tribunal

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Former Governor of Kogi state, Captain Idris Wada, has on Tuesday, lost his bid to upstage incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello at the State Election Petitions Tribunal.

Wada, a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lost the December 2015 governorship election to Bello, the candidate of the All Progress Congress (APC).

READ ALSO: Faleke Suffers Defeat As Tribunal Upholds Election Of Bello As Kogi Governor

He, however, filed a petition before the Kogi State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, challenging the outcome, stressing “gross irregularities”, and then asking the tribunal to determine whether Mr. Bello was qualified to be declared governor-elect even though he did not take part in all the electoral processes that led to the supplementary poll.

Wada also argued that Bello only polled 6,805 votes in the ‎December 5 supplementary election and could not possibly inherit the 240,867 votes polled by the original candidate of the (APC), late Prince Abubakar Audu in the November 21, 2015 election.

In its ruling, the tribunal chaired by Justice Halima Mohammed, held that Wada’s case lacked the locus standi to challenge the nomination of Governor Bello.

The tribunal also held that only those who participated in the party’s primary election has the legal right to inquire into the nomination of the party’s candidate.

READ ALSO: ‘I, James Faleke, Will Not Be There For The Swearing-In Of Bello As Kogi Governor’

Mr. Wada suffered a similar fate to that of the Deputy governorship candidate to the late Abubakar, James Faleke, who also challenged the nomination of Bello as the APC’s standard bearer.

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Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Shade Piers Morgan For Saying Muhammad Ali Was More Racist Than Donald Trump

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Piers Morgan came under fire for saying Muhammad Ali was more racist than Donald Trump.

Following the passing of the greatest boxer of all time, Donald Trump like every other person in the world touched by the legend’s death, expressed his condolence.

The Republican presidential candidate could have kept his peace seeing as he received harsh criticism from people who called him a hypocrite for mourning the late legend who was a Muslim, while he was campaigning for a ban to stop foreign Muslims from entering the United States.

Read: Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dies At The Age of 74

In a show of support to Trump, Piers Morgan tweeted, that it was a “fact” that Ali said “far more inflammatory/racist things about white people than Donald Trump ever has about Muslims”.

A statement John Legend and wife, Chrissy Teigen found offensive, and condemned the talk-show host for. Teigen and Legend accused Piers Morgan of being racist, for defending Donald Trump.


Piers Morgan tweeted, “Why sugar-coat what Ali said or stood for? He never did that to himself, or when speaking to others. I hope people don’t make me sound too perfect when I die. No coats of sugar please.”

Legend replied to the tweet about his “death” saying: “You could test us by announcing your retirement.” His wife, Teigen, replied: “From what? Trolling isn’t a job (I’ve tried).”

Morgan offered a sarcastic remark: “Maybe I should take up a proper job, like modelling?” to which Teigen replied: “It keeps me nice and not-racist so sure, give it a go.”

Read: Heartrending, Never-Before-Seen Images Of Muhammad Ali Raising His Fists One Final Time

In a bid to buttress his point, Piers Morgan shared Youtube video links of Muhammad Ali’s interviews where the boxer slammed integration and interracial-marriage.

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Ali at Trump’s 2005 wedding to his current wife, Melania.

In an excerpt from the interview, Muhammad Ali said:

“Integration is wrong, we don’t want to live with the white man. I’m sure no intelligent white person in his or her right mind wants black men and women marrying their white sons and daughters and in return introducing their grandchildren to half brown, kinky-haired people. I want to be with my own.

No women on this whole earth can please me and cook for me and socialize and talk to me like an American black woman.

You can’t take no Chinese man and give him no Puerto Rican woman and talking like they’re in love and emotionally in love and physically’,” he said in 1971.

Muhammad Ali also said in another interview, ‘All Jews and gentiles are devils. Blacks are no devils. Everything black people doing wrong comes from (the white people): Drinking, smoking, prostitution, homosexuality, stealing, gambling. It all comes from (the white people).”

“A black man should be killed if he’s messing around with a white woman” And if a black woman was messing with a white man? “Then she dies. Kill her too.”

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Towards the later part of his life, Muhammad Ali shifted his views

Several years later after having a shift in his earlier views about life and religion, Muhammad Ali said, “Over the years my religion has changed and my spirituality has evolved.

Religion and spirituality are very different, but people often confuse the two. Some things cannot be taught, but they can be awakened in the heart.

Spirituality is recognizing the divine light that is within us all. It doesn’t belong to any particular religion; it belongs to everyone. We all have the same God, we just serve him differently…It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Muslim, a Christian, or a Jew.

When you believe in God, you should believe that all people are part of one family. If you love God, you can’t love only some of his children.”

Watch Muhammad Ali’s interview on Interracial marriage.

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Churchill Okonkwo Writes A Love Letter To The Avengers

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I don’t normally write love letters to honorable men, but you guys, the Niger Delta Avengers, are a special breed. I don’t know how to put into words, the thank you you deserve by your patriotic gesture of safeguarding the Nigerian oil pipelines and wells without any contract. You guys have shown the Nigerian government a shortcut to economic development by pointing your explosives and other sophisticated weapons on Nigeria’s oil pipelines. And you can see how delighted President Buhari is in Abuja knowing that his headache on how to tackle the economic downturn in the country will soon be over.

This is an opinion piece by Churchill Okonkwo in form of a love letter to the resurgent militant group, Niger Delta Avengers. The article speaks in irony on the effect that is being accrued from the militants’ bombing actions on the “1 Dollar = 1 Naira” ambition of the country.

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of

I am deeply in love with you guys, especially for speedily helping President Buhari actualize his “promise” of making a dollar equal to a Naira.  Our Hard currency Naira makes some significant again against the American Dollar with each explosion-BOOM! As more oil pipelines are busted, the price of crude oil keeps recovering in the international market and our revenue from crude oil is soaring. When you are done with the pipelines in the creeks of Niger Delta, the Nigerian government will for sure urge you to expand your ‘BOOM! Services’ to oil installations inland.

Another good reason why I fell in love with your gallant actions is that the power generation capacity of the country has been on the increase since you started ‘taking care’ of the oil pipelines. Small business owners have sold all their generators and the cost of doing business in Nigeria is now awesome. As a result, our economy has been attracting investment and we have the fastest growing GPD among failed States. Nigerians can now boost of close to 24 hours of power supply a day, thanks to your good job. Fashola has even gone on vacation as we plan to start selling excess power to neighboring countries next month.

With each explosion, Ken Saro-Wiwa’s heart will be delighted that at last, a group of selfless activists fighting for environmental justice is born. By bombing these pipelines, you are saving the environment from degradation of pollution from activities of oil exploration and exploitation. Forget about the ‘mago-mago’ at Ogoniland the other day. As the crude oil leaks into the creeks and farmland of Niger Delta, fish production increases. Local farmers are also delighted as the oil spill into their farms and improves harvest. All these will guarantee employment and wealth for your impoverished people.

So, bravo Niger Delta Avengers! On behalf of Nigerians, I am encouraging you to keep doing the good work. Don’t mind the Jonathanians- those ungrateful APC members that have been stealing our resources. You lit series of fires, and smoke billowed into the night sky – the result of the combination of explosives and ‘weed’. You watch the pipelines began to take a new face, a beautiful new shape. Smoke got into your lungs, caused you to cough, but it delighted your innocent hearts.

You have learnt that the best way to keep the Nigerian military away from your door mouth is by bombing oil pipelines. By these bombings, you have instilled fear in the Nigerian military and they have steered clear of the Niger Delta creeks. I heard your communities are singing your praises and challenging the Nigerian Army to attempt another Odi, so that you guys can show them ‘pepper’.

What better way to actualize resource control than by blowing up the resources. Very soon, your boy Dickson will reward you handsomely for helping him clear the arrears of wages of civil servants. Even Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will bounce back and contest for 2019 Presidential election at the back of your good work.  Already, President Buhari is begging him to go to the creeks and talk to his “boys” before he will relinquish power.

I heard the Chief of Army Staff say that negotiation with you, ALMIGHTY Avengers is not an option. How dare him! After all the successes you have recorded in just few weeks, I am puzzled that the ineffective Nigerian Army has not deemed it fit to seek your services in clearing Sambasi Forest. Forget about the chicken Tompolo that went in exile. What is urgently needed now is a convergence in interest of like minds. Consider recruiting and training OPC, IPOB and MOSSOB. You guys should team up and help salvage Nigeria by looking for additional targets to destroy.

You should for instance, help IPOB target the oil wells in Imo and Abia States so that their 13% revenue derivation accruing to the States will increase. Since these two States have been paying their workers’ salaries regularly, they will use the additional revenue to start free meal program for IPOB members as a way of keeping them out of our streets. Do this to gladden my heart my love.

What else will be the target for IPOB? Eh-e-m, eh-e-m, the Niger Bridge. Yes, destroying the Niger Bridge will help Southeastern especially the traders at Onitsha and Aba speedily bring in their goods from Lagos by walking across River Niger. They are the Jews of Nigeria and like Jesus Christ should easily walk across the sea. Oh, sorry I forgot to add, bombing the bridge will finally cut them off from the zoo and sovereign State of Biafra will be actualized much quicker.

Did I hear Gani Adams say that he can’t continue to fight for the Yorubas? No Gani, you must fight for the Yorubas. The OPC should lay claim to the Ports in Lagos. They should demand 70% of all the revenues accruing from import duties. If the government fails to comply, they should start bombing ships as a way to drive up revenues. The more ships they bomb, the more Nigerians will bring in consignments and our revenue will also soar.

I will take a bow at this point, as a mark of final salute to you, our gallant militants that are doing everything to save Nigeria from destruction. I will pass your message to the Nigerian masses who are excited about how you guys are succeeding in lifting the entire nation out of poverty. The Jonathanians can keep complaining on how you guys are sabotaging Buhari’s government. The APC members don’t give a damn!

BOOM! BOOM!! BOOM!!! It’s the tip of the iceberg. I heard that the big one – surface-to-Air missile is next. Please don’t turn the coffee maker off; we all need you guys to salvage the Nigerian economy as quickly as possible. So, thank You Niger Delta Avengers, keep bombing until “1 Dollar = 1 Naira”.

Feel free to get in touch with me if you need to contact IPO and MOSSOB. I remain their undisputed, unofficial but paid advocate and spokesperson.

With love and support,


This piece was written by Churchill Okonkwo. You can email Churchill at or follow him on Twitter @churchillnnobi

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of

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Rita Ora Begins Work On A New Album After Settling Legal Disputes With Jay Z’s Roc Nation

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Rita Ora has settled her disputes with Jay Z’s record label, Roc Nation, after six months of legal hassle, and is finally ready to release new music under any label of her choice.

Ora who was dragged into the Becky with the new hair fiasco following the release of Beyonce’s Lemonade settled out of court with Jay Z’s record label.

The X Factor judge, 25, filed a lawsuit against Roc Nation in December 2015, claiming she had completed new music for her second album but the label hadn’t released it yet as it was more focused on representing other acts on its platform, Dailymail reports.

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Rita Ora is free from Roc Nation and can work with any label of her choice

Documents filed at the New York Supreme Court showed Roc Nation countersued the 25 year-old for $2.4 million in February, stating the singer had breached the terms of her contract by not giving the label the required number of albums since her duration with them.

Roc Nation claimed it signed Ora back in 2008 when she was unknown before promoting her career as ‘the next big thing’ with investment funds running into millions as well as dolling out more than $2.3million on marketing Ora’s second LP, in return the singer had to deliver 5 albums, but the label says Ora only gave them one album in 2012 – her debut album, Ora. 

Read: Wale Reveals Roc Nation Almost Signed Wizkid

The aim of Roc Nation’s lawsuit was to get the money back. It seems to have worked for both parties as they settled out of court and Ora is now free to work with any label she likes.


Jay Z had promised Rita Ora complete freedom in February

Ora’s attorney, Howard King told Page Six in February that Jay Z had already promised to release Rita from her contract.

King said, “Jay Z has personally and graciously promised Rita complete freedom from Roc Nation, the details of which are now being finalized. We believe that Roc Nation’s distributor, Sony Music, has required Roc Nation to file this action to preserve whatever rights Sony might have pending resolution.”

Read: Jay Z Talks About Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ In New Track Drug Dealers Anonymous

A source told The Sun, “Rita is overjoyed she can finally start discussions with other labels, which have been waiting on this case to be resolved. Once filming wraps on Fifty Shades, she will finalize a new deal and start work on recording her new album. She wants to get back to what she loves. She has a lot of respect for Jay Z and is grateful for everything he has done for her career. This was never a dispute with him.”

Ora has already began working on something new as the singer shared a few snaps from a recording session on Instagram, Monday night.


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Buhari May Extend 10-Day Vacation In London | Medical Expert Condemns Trip

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There are strong indications that President Muhammadu Buhari’s 10-day trip to London on Monday to treat an ear infection may be extended because he also has to attend to “a terrible cough that has persisted longer than the ear infection.”

READ ALSO: Buhari Goes On A 10-Day Vacation To London For Medical Treatment

This is just as the Vice President, Commonwealth Medical Association, Dr. Osahon Enabulele, on that same Monday, accused Buhari of reneging on a promise to end “medical tourism” by seeking treatment in the UK.

READ ALSO: ‘Buhari Not Ill, He’s Hale And Hearty’ – Presidency

Speaking on the trip, the presidential Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said:

“The buzz going round the town is that the President is ill, but ‘ill’ will be a misnomer, it should not be the right word to use.

“The President is going for a 10-day rest and during that period he will see specialists who will look at his ear because he has been treating that ear locally for some time.

“Nigerian physicians have looked at it and now they have said ‘you are going to UK, when you get there, let specialists look at the ear.’

“They have treated it locally so it is not a question of whether the President is ill. If he is ill, it presupposes that there are certain things that he cannot do.

“But till the very last minute that he is travelling, the President performed the duties and functions of his office as the President. So illness is not the issue.”

Also speaking, but in backlash, Enabulele expressed disappointment at the news of Buhari’s10-Day medical trip to London for an Ear, Nose and Throat, E.N.T, infection, saying, “it as a tragic blot on Nigeria’s collective professional and National image.”

He said: “I am very constrained to state that this foreign medical trip flies in the face of the Federal Government’s earlier declaration of her resolve to halt the embarrassing phenomenon of outward medical tourism, which as at the end of the year 2013 had led to a humongous capital flight of about $1billion dollars, particularly from expenses incurred by political and public office holders and their accompanying aides, whose foreign medical trips most of which are unnecessary, were financed with tax payers’ resources”.

“Undoubtedly, Mr. President has lost a golden opportunity to assert his change mantra through a clear demonstration of leadership by example, by staying back to receive medical treatment in Nigeria and thereby inspiring confidence in Nigeria’s health sector which currently boasts of medical experts that favourably compare with medical experts anywhere in the world, if not even better.

“It is on record that most public and political office holders who seek foreign medical care abroad are handled by Nigerian trained doctors in foreign lands (particularly in the United Kingdom which has over 3000 Nigerian trained medical doctors, United States of America with over 5000 Nigerian trained medical doctors, amongst other foreign countries), most of whom left the shores of Nigeria on account of government’s perennial failure to address the various push and pull factors which have consistently driven this yearly brain drain phenomenon in Nigeria.

“Available records show that last year (2015) alone, 637 medical doctors emigrated due largely to poor working conditions and health facilities, insecurity, unpredictable and poor funding of Residency Training Programme, uncompetitive wages and job dissatisfaction.

“Without prejudice to the expert recommendation of Mr. President’s Personal Physician and the ENT specialist said to have examined and treated Mr. President in Abuja, I consider it a national shame of immense proportions that Mr. President had to be recommended for foreign medical care/re-evaluation despite the presence of over 250 ENT specialists (and professors) in Nigeria, as well as a National Ear Centre located in Kaduna state.”

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Vin Diesel Shares Cast Of ‘Fast And Furious 8’ As Charlize Theron Joins The Crew

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Vin Diesel gave a hint of what to expect in the new Fast and Furious 8 franchise and Charlize Theron is one of them.

48-year old Diesel shared the image of him and his Furious 8 buddies with the vague hashtag #F8.

The photograph had Vin’s arms wrapped around two of his female co-stars, Michelle Rodriguez, 37, who is a recurring character and Charlize Theron, 40, the newbie to the franchise.

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Cast of Fast And Furious 8

The cast is confirmed to include Vin, Michelle, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham, Chris Ludacris Bridges, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel and Lucas Black, among others.

Also joining the Furious league is another newcomer, Scott Eastwood, son of Clint Eastwood.

The Fast & Furious movie franchise will celebrate its 15th anniversary this year and already looks like its ready to celebrate its 20 year-mark as well judging by the release dates for three more installments.

Fast and Furious 8 will premiere in U.S. theaters on April 17th, 2017, followed by Fast and Furious 9 on April 19th, 2019, and Fast and Furious 10 on April 2nd, 2021.

Furious 8 is to be the first film in a new trilogy which will end the Fast And Furious franchise, bringing the total number of films to 10.

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Fast and Furious 8 will cast Charlize Theron as a villain

Read: FAST AND FURIOUS 7: Hollywood ReUnites At The BlockBuster’s Premiere

Charlize Theron is cast to play the villainous character Cipher, who is a weapons expert.

The South African beauty said about how character as a villain, ‘I’m coming in to mess that s*** up! I feel like that gang has got the driving down. Like, they have a good thing going. I don’t know if I need to step in in that department.’

Fast and Furious 8 is directed by the same guy who pulled the directorial decisions in Straight Outta Compton, F. Gary Gray.

Gray worked with Theron on the 2003 remake of The Italian Job.

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Fast and Furious 8 will premiere in 2017

I look forward to this, just as I’m sure every Fast and Furious lover will too. Can’t wait to see what Charlize Theron serves up.

Read: Vin Diesel : Fast And Furious Will Be Coming To An End Soon


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VIDEO: Echo x MVP – Real Sh!t

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Off the Current Situation EP from Next rated producer, Echo, he teams up with microphone killer, MVP who spits some “Real Sh!t” on this one. Real Sh!t talks about some of the real life experiences faced by youths these days as told by MVP. The Sh!t told here is actually Real Sh!t.

Echo is set to release new materials in the coming weeks with the first being “The Afrosoul” beat which is available from today.

Watch the official video for ‘Real Sh!t’ by Echo alongside MVP below

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VIDEO: Jumbo – Oreke

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Slon Records Artiste Jumbo, (Olawale Michael Ogunleye) drops his first official single titled “Oreke“. The afro pop track which was produced by Mystro and the video directed by King Davies –Watch the video above– has a unique afro-pop feel that is sure to make the young act a voice to look out for in the African music scene.

Download/Listen to mp3 of Oreke by Jumbo below

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BREAKING! PDP BoT Steps Down As Makarfi Regains Control

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has on Tuesday formally handed the reigns of authority of the party to the Ahmed Makarfi led Caretaker Committee.

The handing over was carried out by the former Deputy National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, who appealed to party members to cooperate with the committee to deliver on its mandate.

READ ALSO: PDP Confirms Modu Sheriff’s Removal At Saturday’s Convention

He said, “The party is one and is strong. On behalf of members of the former National Working Committee of the PDP, I am here to handover to the Caretaker committee chairman, we are ready to work with you, we are ready to cooperate with you.”

Also speaking at the event, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT), Sen. Walid Jibrin said the BoT only took charge pending when the leadership crisis will be resolved, adding that the board was the only constitutional organ of the party following contradictory court orders against the national caretaker committee and the dissolved national working committee (NWC).

READ ALSO: Armed Policemen Seal Off PDP National Secretariat Over Leadership Crisis [Photos]

The BoT had announced its decision to preside over the affairs of the PDP based on the litigations involving the faction led by Makarfi and Ali Modu Sheriff, former national chairman of the party.

“We, the BoT are entrusted under the constitution of our party to be in charge of the assets and liability of PDP. Today, the BoT remains the only legal body now in the whole set up and that is why we are here to play our role,” Jibrin said.

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Ibrahimovic Looks Up To Beckham

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Who would think Ibrahimovic has someone to look up to, well he does. And that person happens to be David Beckham.

Beckham spent a season alongside Ibrahimovic at Paris Saint-Germain and the Swede admits he admires the former England captain.

“Beckham is a cool guy. I look up to him,” Ibrahimovic told The Guardian.

“It is not easy to be him. He has a family, but outside he is a machine.”

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Sissoko Would Love To Leave Newcastle For Arsenal

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Newcastle player, Moussa Sissoko has revealed he wants to leave the magpies and would welcome a move to Arsenal.

The 26-year-old was part of the Newcastle squad that suffered relegation last season, and the France international does not welcome the idea of playing in the championship.

On his future at St James’ Park, Sissoko told Foot Mercato: “It was a complicated season. Many things happened during the season. Things are done. Now it is for me to look further.”

Sissoko, who is currently preparing with the France national team ahead of Euro 2016, has made it clear that he would be happy to join Arsenal if they were interested.

“It’s very flattering. Arsenal is one of the best European clubs,” said the midfielder.

“To be followed by this kind of club, it proves that we have the quality. It’s good to know. I hope I will have a chance soon to play in this club or similar club.

“It’s a very big club in Europe. I think few people would refuse to play there.

“Everyone knows, I have often said when I was young, my heart was Arsenal club, because there were a lot of French players that have been there as Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Sylvain Wiltord, Patrick Vieira who was my idol.

“The beautiful Arsenal. We’ll see. I can not tell you that I will go to Arsenal. For now, I’m focused on the team of France and the Euros. I have advisers who manage all this and I hope everything will go well with minimal difficulty for me to find another club.”

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#CFDAAwards: Beyoncé Accepts Fashion Icon Award with a Heartfelt Speech

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Council of Fashion Designer of America awards (CFDAAwards) held June 6th 2016 in New York City. The annual award ceremony recognizes contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all industry of related art.

This year, singer/songwriter/actress, Beyoncé was named the Fashion Icon of the year. Beyoncé was introduced by CFDA President Diane Von Furstenberg, who called her “today’s biggest superstar.” The crowd gave her a standing ovation as she took the stage to her song “Formation”. Beyoncé went ahead to give an inspirational speech that paid tribute to her grand parents and mother.

To accept her Fashion Icon award,  she wore a sparkling pinstripe suit, along with $9 million in Lorraine Schwartz jewellery and a wide-brimmed black hat in a style recognizable to anyone who has seen the Lemonade videos. Queen Bey got her outfit inspiration from both  Michael Jackson and David Bowie.


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Beyonce pays tribute to David Bowie

David Bowie
Beyonce tributes Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

This year, Beyoncé and Jayz came along with daughter Blue-Ivy who was looking really cute in black and white, The Carters stunned as a family on the red carpet.


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Bue Ivy Carter and Jay Z

Check out the speech below;

“Thank you so much, Diane, for the things you just said about me. I feel so much love and I feel so proud. As long as I can remember, fashion has been part of my life. Its effect on me actually started before I was born. Many of you guys don’t know this, but my grandmother was a seamstress. My grandparents did not have enough money, they could not afford my mother’s Catholic school tuition. So my grandmother sewed clothes for the priests and the nuns and made uniforms for the students in exchange for my mother’s education. She then passed this gift onto my mother and taught her how to sew.

Starting out in Destiny’s Child, high-end labels didn’t really want to dress four black country curvy girls, and we couldn’t afford designer dresses and couture. My mother was rejected from every showroom in New York. But like my grandmother, she used her talent and her creativity to give her children their dreams. My mother and my uncle, God rest his soul, made all of our first costumes, individually sewing hundreds of crystals and pearls, putting so much passion and love into every small detail. When I wore these clothes I felt like Khaleesi. I had an extra suit of armor. It was so much deeper than any brand name.

My mother is fabulous and beautiful and she’s here tonight. My mother, my grandmother, and my uncle are always with me so I cannot fail. My mother actually designed my wedding dress, my prom dress, my first CFDA Award dress, my first Grammy dress, and the list goes on and on. And this to me is the true power and potential of fashion. It’s a tool for finding your own identity. It transcends style, and it’s a time capsule of all of our greatest milestones. So to my mother, my grandmother, my uncle, thank y’all. Thank you for showing me that having presence is about far more than the clothes you wear and your physical beauty. Thank you for showing me how to take risks, work hard, and live life on my own terms.

I want to say thank you to every designer who works tirelessly to make people think they can write their own story. Y’all are fairy godmothers, magicians, sculptors, and sometimes even our therapists. I encourage you to not forget this power you have or to take it lightly. We have the opportunity to contribute to a society where any girl can look at a billboard or magazine cover and see her own reflection. Soul has no color, no shape, no form. Just like all of your work, it goes far beyond what the eye can see. You have the power to change perception, to inspire and empower, and to show people how to embrace their complications, and see the flaws, and the true beauty and strength that’s inside all of us. Thank you so much for this incredible award, I’ll never forget this night. God bless you all. Thank you.”


Beyonce giving her acceptance speech

Beyonce giving her acceptance speech

Beyonce giving her acceptance speech

Watch the full speech below;

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John Oliver Beats Oprah’s Giveaway Record As He Pays $15Million Debt For 9000 People

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Comedian, political commentator and television host, John Oliver, on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, tackled the issue of medical debt in an unexpected way. He bought peoples debts, and then forgave them, free of charge. Nice.

Oliver said, “Clearly, if you have debts, you should pay them if you can. But many people can find themselves in debt through no direct fault of their own.”

The Last Week Tonight host started his own acquisition company called Central Asset Recover Professionals after conducting an expose on the debt-collection industry and came up with a means to pay $15Million debt for 9000 people.

Among those who benefited are some lucky Texas residents who got their medical debt paid off.

The expose read:

Eight months ago, Charles Wilson, a researcher from John Oliver’s HBO show, Last Week Tonight, contacted us to ask about our project of buying and cancelling debt. The project went viral and has been regularly covered in the press over the years, including the New York Times and the Guardian.

Until we stopped collecting donations last year, we used the $700 thousand we raised to erase over $30 million in predatory medical and tuition debt and more, as well as helping to abolish over $800 million in a class action settlement.

We canceled this debt (without any compensation) to get people to think critically about indebtedness.  John Oliver framed the debt buy as his idea: a giveaway to compete with Oprah.

While we are happy that attention is being focused on the destructive nature of the debt collection industry, we ultimately believe that the only solution is for debtors to join together to challenge the underlying economic system that puts people in debt in the first place.

That is why we launched the Debt Collective, so that debtors can build power and fight back together.

Watch John Oliver buy people’s debts.

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AKA Hints Interest In Empire Role As He Hosts Taraji P Henson And Terrence Howard In SA

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AKA has indicated his interest to star in the Empire series as he played host to Taraji P Henson and Terrence Howard, Monday, (June, 6) during a press conference for FOX and DSTV’s local tour to promote the third season of Empire.

Lucious and Cookie Lyon – their TV character, played by Howard and Henson respectively – touched down in South Africa, Sunday and are extremely proud of Africa just as Africans are proud of them.


Meet The Lyons in Jozi

Taraji shared a few words via her social media appreciating her South African fans as she captioned her emotions, “#DEEP @theterrencehoward what a homecoming it is!!! My heart is so full!!! #EmpireInJozi 🇿🇦💋💋💋.”

She wrote in another piece, “What an experience!!! THANK YOU!!!” The 45 year-old continued, “all the ladies was loving some #Lucious @theterrencehoward tho 💋💋💋. My day is made, I can go home now #Empire #FoxTV #CookieLyon #TarajiPHenson is too hot hai”

Read: Taraji P Henson Writes New Memoir, “Around The Way Girl

Taraji also shared a phrase in South African “uNkulunkulu uyadala la ngaphandle”. (How did she learn that so quick? We’d need to translate that). Not forgetting her on-screen enstranged beau, she wrote, “Oh and #TerrenceHoward aka #LuciousLyon was there as well…my eye never concentrated on him not even one bit.” We know.


Cookie wouldn’t mind having AKA cast in Empire season 3

Referencing South African artist, AKA who played as their host, Cookie shared these words, “You were a wonderful host @akaworldwide I AM A BIG FAN OF #AfricanMusic Thank you for being so kind to us! AND YES WE SHOULD HAVE YOU ON THE SHOW @theoriginalbigdaddy 👀😂 🇿🇦💋💋💋.” She even called him “cute”.

Wouldn’t you love to see AKA cast in EMPIRE? Now what role would he play? Any ideas?

Read: Taraji P Henson Claps Back At Fan For Tagging Her “Black Racist

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