Earlier today, reports went viral claiming that Superstar Wizkid bought a Richard Millie Watch for his manager, Sunday at a huge sum of N40million.Immediately the news surfaced the internet, some social media users took to different platforms to hail the singer for a job well done, while others expressed their doubts about the news. They claimed that the singer hardly buys expensive stuff for himself, let alone someone else. Currently, new reports have alleged that the watch which Wizkid flaunted on social media for his manager is fake.According to a man on Twitter, the color of the straps of the Richard Millie watch are not synonymous with what the company produces.The twitter user identified as Sunkami wrote:“Sunkanmi@blessing4lifeeBaba don CastMade in China Richard mille(crack)”
Nigerian superstar Wizkid has surprised his manager with a wristwatch worth N40 million on his birthday.Wizkid’s manager, Sunday Are turned a year older and the singer surprised him with a Richard Mille’s wristwatch which costs $111,188 (₦40 million)
The singer also shared a video which showed the moment he presented the gift to his manager. In the video, the singer declared his love for his manager and also went on to say he deserves it.Recall that DMW Boss, Davido gifted same watch to himself, saying, ‘It hurt his account balance’.
Three people were killed on Monday morning following a petrol tanker explosion in the Felele area, Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.An eyewitness told Channels Television that the accident occurred after the brake of the trailer failed and the driver lost control. The tanker then rammed into a motorcycle resulting in multiple accidents and eventual explosion of the fuel-laden tanker.A passenger bus and motorcycle were also involved in the accident.The tricycle rider was burnt beyond recognition in the inferno.The Federal Fire Service sent to cover the Kogi election later came to the scene to put out the fire.Those who sustained injuries from the accident were later rushed to the hospital.
Winner of BBNaija ‘Pepper Dem’season, Mercy Eke was duly recognized in Dubai by Vhotel, as the hotel management immediately upgraded her room after she came in.Reports gathered that the exquisite suite which she was upgraded to, is worth millions per night. The reality star lodged in with her lover, Ike Onyema. Sharing her joy via Instagram, the reality star explained how the hotel management had called her while she was still in her previous hotel room, and afterwards she was moved to the best suite.In her words;“Guess what ? @vhoteldubai recognized that I MERCY LAMBO IS IN THE BUILDING ….. and decided to upgrade my room … when they called I was like okay ??♀️ little did I know that I was moving to the best suite in the hotel …… look what we got .. I’m blown away ?this is so lovely ??? thank you @vhoteldubai I absolutely love it and I’m definitely coming back … SOON
Pierre-Louis Araud is the Global Brand Ambassador for Moët & Chandon, and a connoisseur of luxury and celebration. In his second official trip to Nigeria last week, he talks about the brand’s efforts at deepening its presence in the Nigerian market through new product offerings and what makes Nigeria a destination for such a luxury drink. In this interview with FEMI ADEKOYA, he says Moët & Chandon has been a pioneer and an innovator in the art of celebration, a reality he describes as, resonating with Nigerians’ passion for celebrations.
What brings you to Nigeria at this moment? Is this your first visit?
I am to here to share the magic of Moët & Chandon with Nigerian people. I am not sure they need me to enjoy their wine because Moët & Chandon is very hot in Nigeria, and that makes it easier to share the values of Moët & Chandon, and to explain the story behind this company.
I also learnt Moët & Chandon is coming with new products into the market. Can you tell us about the product?
Moët & Chandon is in Nigeria with a range of products of MOËT IMPÉRIAL, MOËT Nectar Rose IMPÉRIAL, and MOËT NECTAR IMPÉRIAL, which are working very well. We noticed the demand for the high end products and top range products; hence these are the reasons why we chose to propose them as well the new comer in our range of products that we call MCIII.
MC stands for Moët & Chandon, while the Roman numeral III reflects the three centuries that span this maison’s existence; it actually symbolises three different techniques, or as the company refers to them, “stratums”—of this wine’s creation. MCIII is the result of aging and combining a number of Moët’s best Grand Vintage wines into what results in an ultra-luxurious, non-vintage Champagne.
The maturation of these various vintages has been divided into a trilogy of aging vessels encompassing wood, glass, and metal. This innovative process took Moët’s Chef de Cave Benoît Gouez and his team of winemakers more than 20 years to perfect.
The quintessence of richly diverse forms of wine maturation, MCIII is an assemblage of fine vintage wines aged in stainless steel vats and oak casks combined with more mature vintage champagne aged on lees in glass bottles.
It is champagne that enjoyed a net return in the space of three months. It is cutting-edge champagne and as Nigeria being the most important market for us here in Africa, we really want to be there.
What do you think might be responsible for the huge sales of the drink in the market despite being a luxury product?
I think in Nigeria, you have people who love to enjoy life. We love to party, we love to stay bright and Moët & Chandon is the ultimate brand for celebrations.
The drink is at the heart of all the celebrations in life. It goes beyond a spray of champagne. We see that Nigerian people are successful and the drink resonates with them. Moët & Chandon is a product of success and glamour.
Either during the day or at night you will see that Nigerians like to party and enjoy life. Nigeria is really a market for our products.
Why the interest in just three markets in Africa – Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa?
Our interest is not limited to just three markets.
For instance, just before coming to Nigeria, I was in Abidjan, where I spent a few days but it is also important that we go to our main markets in Africa. There’s a whole lot of deep interest in African market.
Beyond sports celebrations where the effervescence of the champagne is felt. Are you exploring other areas where your products can actually be also experienced?
Beyond parties, we have weddings. Weddings are big in Nigeria.
There is also a business of having Moët & Chandon for lunch or dinner, for people who appreciate it. Moët & Chandon is champagne; it means it is not just sparkling wine. There is a big difference between champagne and sparkling wine, as it is very exclusive and demanding while making them. You can only make champagne only in Champagne.
It is not produced widely as it is produced in a very specific region at the heart of France. In this region, all these have to come from this small region. A lot of exclusivity and details go into the production of champagne.
What are our expectations for the new product in the Nigerian market and how would you assess the performance of other products in the market?
In terms of what we want for our products in Nigeria, our products should be the brand of choice for the Nigerian people. We really want to be on this side of the Nigerian people, and we want to continue to be on their side. We know the market and that is why we are going deeply into it. Of course we have competitors.
In terms of the market share, where would you put yourself in Nigeria?
At the highest point. Nigerian people love our brands. Being at the highest point is a proof of that. We will continue to share our values and showcase that our product is really for them.
Beyond the premium market are you looking at anything to cater to the mass market?
In fact, we are looking at a situation where more Nigerians are able to afford our products. We really expect that the economy will continue to improve because it will be good for people.
At the end, it will be good for our business. You know most of the players in terms of sparkling wines, spirits and champagnes sometimes, have not been able to produce wines this way. Moët & Chandon before being wine, it is champagne, and champagne is a luxury product. We are always there to make people dream, have high desires and purchasing ability. We hope that with a better economy, the purchasing power of consumers will rise
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), says it has arrested two brothers for extorting cyber-fraudsters with the promise of shielding them from arrest by the Commission.
A statement by the Ibadan zonal office of the anti-graft agency says the siblings Olatunji Joe Beyioku, 35, and Oluwayomi Beyioku, 37, who were acting like operatives of the commission in the state were arrested in Abeokuta, Ogun, on Friday, November 15, 2019, during a sting operation.
“EFCC operatives had embarked on discreet investigations into the activities of the suspects when it was discovered that they were in the habit of the extorting ‘Yahoo Boys’ to help them evade arrest by the EFCC,” the commission wrote.
They claimed to be spy police officers with the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, and have ‘assisted’ the Commission with information on the whereabouts of internet fraudsters within the town, but it was discovered that they only expose those who failed to meet their demand, while others willing and ready to play ball are shielded.
It was also discovered that they have made several millions of Naira sabotaging the Commission’s efforts and were living large off their fraudulent scheme.
A search conducted on the younger brother’s palatial residence along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway suggested that they may be living far above their means. Items found in the multi-million naira building also raised suspicion of the brothers’ possible involvement in other forms of criminal activities.
Items recovered from them include two cars, Honda Accord Crosstour and a Mercedes Benz GLK, different brands of mobile phones and charms.
See photos from the sting operation;
Busola Dakolo, has taken to social media to react to her court case against Biodun Fatoyinbo being thrown out – In a lengthy post, she stated that having created awareness and given other women the courage to speak out was enough victory for her – Busola however made it clear the said man of God was not exonerated regardless of the ongoing jubilation by his supporters Ace photographer and wife to musician Timi Dakolo, Busola, has taken to social media to react to her court case against COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo, being kicked out and it appears she’s taking it well.
Taking to her Instagram page, she shared a post which reads: “Awareness is victory”, and followed it with a lengthy post explaining how she felt about the case being thrown out, questioning the sanity of the country. Busola who expressed comprehension of the fact that the case was statute barred, stated that she took comfort in the fact that her decision to expose the controversial man of God and share her story, gave other women the courage to also speak out .
Read post below: “I have just been briefed by my lawyers on the court’s ruling in the matter before it pertaining to my stand against injustice represented by the reprehensible actions of Mr.
Biodun Fatoyinbo and, in light of the present and anticipated inquiries from friends, family and well-wishers, it is pertinent to convey my sincere reaction to said ruling. When I set about confronting one of my biggest fears and a horrible experience from my past, the first hurdle was finding the confidence to. Victims usually do not find a place for their voice, certainly not in our deeply conservative country where might is right and a virtue while innocence is a licence for abuse and disregard.
I had no illusions about the herculean task before me in not only openly confronting the man behind the mask but seeking remedy and sanction against him before the court.
I set out to ease the hurt, the sense of shame and abuse, the nightmares and traumas not by securing judicial victory only but by boldly sharing my story and calling out my transgressor robed in the vestiges of clerical power and pretense. I understood and accepted that by voicing out I was silencing the screams in the night. Ever since my story broke, the reactions were mixed but largely comforting. I noted that otherwise hushed victims of rape and sexual abuse were taking a cue from my stoicism in the face of ridicule and opposition and sharing their equally appalling stories. It is in this response that my victory was sealed, in knowing that one woman’s boldness could encourage others and challenge the institutionalized silence and the repression of the victim’s narrative by a culture of guilt-tripping, stigma and an inexplicable clamour to make irrational excuses for sexual offenders.
Big Brother Naija Pepper Dem Winner, Mercy Eke has emerged winner of the ‘Celebrity Sensation of the year’ award, being organised by Scream Awards.
Earlier reports suggest that the reality TV star is currently in Dubai for a show, with other celebrities and reality stars. In view of this, someone had to pick up the award on her behalf.
Recall that last month, the queen of the ‘Merceneries’ also bagged Starzz award as the emerging and most industrious celebrity of the year.
She also bought a duplex in Lekki, alongside other achievements which she has recorded, ever since she left Big Brother’s house
For the award, Mercy was pitched against fellow Big Brother Naija 2019 housemates, Frodd, Venita Akpofure, Khafi, Omashola and other celebrities like Dencia, Moesha Boduong, amongst others.
Of the 133,792 persons screened for the Human Immune Virus (HIV) between January and June this year in Imo State, 3,891 of them tested positive to the infection.
Also, two out of every 100 persons were infected by the virus in the state.
The Programme Coordinator of the State AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infection Control, Dr Desmond Emenalo, made the disclosure yesterday in Owerri during the Imo State Inaugural Surge Consortium by Caritas Nigeria
According to him, the call is to further encourage the candidates to do the needful ahead of the fast approaching period for the commencement of registration for the 2020 UTME any time soon.
“We want to further appeal and remind all prospective candidates on the need to get themselves registered centrally under the NIN scheme.
“They must consider this as compulsory if they intend to participate in the examination when the time comes.
“There is no other means of acquiring our registration documents for the examination except through the NIN and that is why we are calling on them now to intensify efforts in getting registered to avoid “had I known’’.
“No excuses will be entertained and that is the essence of this constant reminder so that nobody will be left out,’’ Benjamin told NAN.
He also appealed to parents to give their children and wards free hands in choosing their future career rather than impose theirs (parents) wishes on them.
According to him, often times children are under pressure to choose career just to satisfy the wish of their parents without considering the capacity of such children.
“Parents should stop forcing some particular careers on their children just because of some selfish reasons.
“They should be allowed to make their choices because this way, we get to see the best from them.
“Some after trying to satisfy the wish of their parents, end up not turning out well or use it positively.
“They end up taking to other vices because they are already feeling frustrated with life by not achieving that dream that they initially had,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, the Editorial Board of JAMBulletin has apologised to the public on its publication in the JAMBulletin of Monday, Oct. 28, 2019.
The board said the JAMBulletin, where a portion of the research innovation of a group of scholars was mutilated and given an erroneous impression that was carried by a section of the media with some news platforms having the caption: “UTME Candidates Won’t Score Zero, Even When Absent — JAMB’’.
“The research as presented by the scholars was on `Social Responsiveness in Applying Assessment Technicality: The Case of Standardisation of a Zero Score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Nigeria.”
The board said the paper which was a product of experts in educational assessment seeks to explain the much-misunderstood concept of transformation of score standardisation, which is a technical procedure for transforming candidates’ raw scores in different subjects taken by each candidate to a common scale with uniform metric or units, which is the globally accepted procedure applied in scoring in a large scale norm-referenced test.
It said that to address the public outcry against what is termed un-merited score, particularly for those who sit for examination but do not attempt any question, the experts came up with an idea to continue to transform the zero score of those who attempt the examination questions but get them wrong.
It added that there would be no transformation for those whose zero score is from lack of attempt or absent, rather the Board has introduced the concept of nominal zero score that would be notated as zero asterisked (0*).
“Candidates who are absent from the examination would continue to be marked absent without any score.
“What this means is that all absentees will be marked absent and without any score and those who sit for the examination but did not attempt any question will have zero score.
“The presentation admitted that the general public hardly understands nor rationalises why scores should be transformed, and this generates some controversies and throws up all sorts of unfounded arguments as have been done by the recent publication.
“It questions the basis for such transformation. Ill-informed non-education professionals consider transformation of scores as arbitrary allocation of un-merited scores or irrational deduction and reduction of hard-earned scores.
“This, therefore, means that all absent candidates and those who sit for the examination and did not attempt any question will score zero and their zero score not transformed.