Jude Okoye Sparks Rumours that He is Splitting with P-Square

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Jude Okoye, the older brother and manager of P-Square is sparking a major break-up rumour.

He took to Twitter to state “After over 10 years of hard work, it’s over. (I) Am done.”

Although he didn’t state what he is “done” with, it seems he is talking about managing his twin brothers.

Jude has helped shape the careers of the “Alingo” superstars, producing song after song and directing the majority of their videos for well over a decade.

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First Lady Donates Medical Items to Nyanya Bombing Victims

Dame Patience Jonathan, the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, today Friday 18th April 2014, donated medical items to hospitalised victims of the Nyanya bombing.

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The unfortunate incident which reportedly claimed over 75 lives, occurred on Tuesday at a bus garage.

Although Dame was not present to distribute the items, she was represented by Rani Ibrahim, the National Coordinator of her non-profit organization – the Women for Change and Development Initiative.

According to Vanguard, items were donated at the National Hospital, Asokoro.

It is where victims of the blast are being treated.

“We want to show love in the spirit of the Easter to aid our brothers and sisters recuperate well. We also want to use this opportunity to call on the perpetrators to embrace dialogue and shun violence”, she said in a statement.

34 die in Niger crash

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The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Friday said 34 persons died in an auto crash at Gadan Kuiwo, along Rijau-Kontagora road.

Mr Pius Bagoohlepeng, the FRSC’s Unit Commander, in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The commander said the accident involved 78 persons with 34 reported dead on the spot while 30 were injured.

He said both the remains of the dead and the injured have been taken to a hospital.

He said the accident involved two articulated vehicles, a trailer conveying cattle and an oil tanker.

According to him, the vehicles had a head on collusion, which sent the trailer tumbling into the bridge bed at about 23:00 on Wednesday.

Bagoohlepeng said the trailer was coming from Gadan Zaimari, Zamfara State, and was heading to Lagos.

He alleged that the driver of the trailer was believed to be on high speed, minutes before the crash.

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Fuel scarcity: Commuters stranded in Enugu

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Commuters in the Enugu metropolis were stranded at various bus stops on Monday, following a sharp rise in transport fares, due to an acute fuel scarcity in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that school children, workers and traders were stranded at bus stops, due to non availability of vehicles.

 

The development made commercial vehicle operators to increases their fares, forcing many to resort to trekking.

Investigations showed that commercial buses charged between N80 and N100 from Abakpa Nike to Old Park and Obiagu as against the previous fare of N50.

The same situation obtained at Garki, Emene, Trans-Ekulu and Uwani, where commuters paid as much as N150 to get to their destinations.

Some of the commuters, who spoke to NAN, said they had waited for up to 40 minutes to an hour, to get transport.

At Mayor Bus Stop on Agbani Road, Edith Okafor, a student of Queens’ School, Enugu, said she was told to pay N80 as against N40.

Jude Eboh, a student of Government Training College on Abakaliki Road, said he could not afford the fare as he had only N100 for transport.

Some students of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), attending lectures at the Agbani Campus of the university in the Nkanu West LGA, said they paid N200 as against N100 to get to school.

Cynthia Onuh and Okey Eneh said the situation had posed untold hardships to students as they could not afford the fares.

Some commercial vehicle operators said they purchased fuel at N150 per litre, adding that they spent the whole day in queues at filling stations.

One of them, Mr Chibuike Onwe, appealed to the Federal Government to address the situation urgently.

A taxi driver, Mr Victor Eze, said that transport fares increased because of the increase in the cost of petroleum products.

Tricycle operators also complained bitterly over the latest round of fuel scarcity in the country.

Vidic to Leave Man United

Nemanja Vidic has confirmed he will leave Manchester United at the end of the season, but has ruled out a move to another Premier League team.

Nemanja Vidic has confirmed he will leave Manchester United at the end of the season, but has ruled out a move to another Premier League team.

The Serbia international joined the Red Devils in 2006, helping the team to 15 titles while also captaining the side over the past few campaigns, including last term as they lifted the Premier League crown.

However, the 32-year-old is now set to bring the curtain down on his Old Trafford career, but says he takes with him many ‘fantastic’ memories, including their 2008 Champions League final success over rivals Chelsea.

He confirmed the news on United’s official website, saying: “I never could have imagined winning 15 trophies and I will certainly never forget that fantastic night in Moscow, memories that will live with me and the fans forever.

“However, I have decided that I will move on at the end of this season. I want to challenge myself again and try to make the best of myself in the coming years.

“I’m not considering staying in England as the only club I ever wanted to play for here is Manchester United and I was lucky enough to be part of this club for so many years. I’ve got a few options to move on and I will choose the right one for me and for my family.

“I am now going to focus all my efforts on playing for Manchester United and do the best I can for the team until the end of the season. I hope this stops any further speculation about my future.”

Timaya: From plantain seller to platinum selling artist

Nigerian musician Timaya’s success story is well known to his fans and to those who have listened to his lyrics. It is a rags-to-riches story of a platinum-selling artist who used to sell plantain on the streets of Nigeria to earn a living.

His 2010 single Plantain Boy is communicative enough of how he isn’t ashamed to recount those hard times he went through to get to the top. Timaya’s style of music, which can at times get fittingly conscious just as it is also secular, makes it possible for him broadcast how far he’s travelled. It’s a style that appeals to a large audience, who are responsible for his continuous progression in mainstream Nigerian music.

In a journey that started years ago, Timaya rose from obscurity to take his place among the thousands of young singers trying to get their first breakthrough.

“After I left secondary, I went out to the streets to begin hustling again. I gained admission to study in Port Harcourt but left again to return to the streets,” he told Vanguard Newspaper.

“I left Port again to return to Lagos and joined Eedris Abdulkareem’s band as a back-up singer. I worked for him for about three years.”

After several mini competitions and auditions, one was to prove the ultimate launch pad, as it led to him recording his first major hit Dem Mama.

Dem Mama went continental as it got heavy rotation on urban radio across West Africa. For a young man, this was a dream come true. The song fed into the 1999 disturbances of Odi, a river community in the oil producing Niger Delta; Timaya treated the subject in a manner that made many people relive it all over again.

Soon, collaborations with other big acts brought him closer to proper conventional action. He has collaboed with several big names, including J Martins and P Square on the J Martins award winning Owey. He’s never dipped in form since then. Today, after five, studio albums and winning some of the most important awards at home and abroad, the Plantain Boy continues to soar.

Timaya looks like he’s going to be around for a long while to come. It tells in his delivery. Album after the other, he impresses, bringing out the genius in him.

His resolve to preach peace in his music has also made him a go-to-name for openings in initiatives that seek to tow that line. In 2011, the Interreligious International Federation made him Peace Ambassador for World Peace (IIFWP).

For his fans, he comes across as that musician who speaks to the heart and soul of the masses, which is why his fan base is even more solid now than when he started.

Last month Timaya worked alongside Trinidad & Tobago Soca star Machel Montano to remix his hit single Shake Ur Bum Bum.
You can listen to it here.

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J Martins’ baby boy born in US

Pop singer J Martins and his wife have become the proud parents of a baby boy.

Nigerian Entertainment Today reports that the musician and wife Nnezi Diana Mbila’s first child was born at the Gwinnett Medical Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, in the US.

 

The baby boy has been named Jason.

Martins married his wife in a traditional ceremony held in Abia state in January 2012.

P-Square to release new album

P-Square are reportedly releasing an album before the end of this year.

According to reports, a source said the singing duo, Peter and Paul haven’t released an album in over two and a half years because they have been preoccupied with their personal lives.

 

NET says P-Square’s publicist Bayo Adu said the duo will release a few singles before Valentine’s Day leading up to the album’s release later this year.

Bayo said, “We did not release any statement whatsoever, especially one saying that P-Square will not release albums anymore. They will release two singles for the fans before Valentine, and an album will definitely come out before the end of the year.”

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