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ASUU Opens Peace Talks With Breakaway Group

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has begun reconciliatory talks with a breakaway group known as the Congress of University Academics with the aim of bringing them back into fold.

ASUU National President, Prof  Biodun Ogunyemi, in an exclusive interview with our correspondent on Wednesday, confirmed the development, saying  “senior comrades are intervening in the matter and there are people talking to both sides”.

Ogunyemi, who did not disclose the names of the officials involved, said the universities still had the majority of their lecturers in  ASUU.

Our correspondent learnt that top ASUU leaders at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, and Ambrose Ali University, Edo State, had been discussing with the breakaway CONUA members to find a middle ground.

It was reported on Monday that the 41-year-old ASUU split with the emergence of CONUA, having lecturers drawn from five universities, after the formation of the new union was announced in Ile-Ife on Saturday.

The lecturers, who unveiled the new union, were from the Federal University, Lokoja, Kwara State University, Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti and OAU.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige,  said  the Federal Government had received and was looking at the application submitted by CONUA.

Ogunyemi told punch correspondent that  ASUU  was intact and still controlled the majority of lecturers at OAU and other four universities.

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Lupita Nyong’o and and Viola Davis are set to celebrate the real lives of the Dahomey Amazons with a movie set for takeoff very soon.

This year, the former has prepared a documentary about the very same women to support the movie and its fascinating story.

Dahomey was a prominent and powerful African kingdom that existed between 1600 and 1894 and was elevated by a group of women named the Mino which simply means “our mothers.”

The all-female force was founded by King Houegbadja and is said to have been made up of foreign captives who were trained to protect the kingdom against the threat of rival groups and support its quest for power.

Lupita is now determined to tell their story.

Channel 4’s Commissioning Editor, Arts & Topical Specialist Factual Shaminder Nahal shares…

Lupita Nyong’o’s investigation into the real story of the all-female army is thrilling, haunting and emotional. It’s amazing the true story of these kick-ass female fighters isn’t more widely known–and in telling it, the film challenges dominant narratives about race, women and power. With some surprises along the way.

Its name? ‘Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong’o.’

SandStone Global’s Creative Director Bettany Hughes adds…

The Agojie women were recruited by their kings across three centuries and fought in huge numbers in highly-trained battalions. Women have frequently been written out of history, and powerful women fetishized–this is a case in point. Lupita Nyong’o asks searing questions about power play in history and who tells whose story.

Watch The Rousing Trailer For Chinonye Chukwu's Oscar Hopeful, 'Clemency'

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Premiering to much acclaim at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this February, Chinonye Chukwu‘s Clemency has been a critical darling for most of the year. Finally, the trailer for the rousing drama has been released, giving us a sneak peek into the Oscar hopeful.

Written and directed by recent Oscar voter, Chinonye Chukwu, Clemency is a hard-hitting drama that follows a prison warden, Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard) who develops an emotional connection to a death row inmate (Aldis Hodge) she is scheduled to execute. 

Depicting Williams’ psychological turmoil and the toll the impending execution has taken on her personal life, the Clemency trailer juxtaposes her inner struggles with Anthony Woods’ hope, as he grows confident that he will be exonerated before the execution date.

Earning Chinonye Chukwu the honour of becoming the first black woman to win Sundance’s highest honour, the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize, Clemency has rightfully garnered Oscar buzz, with Alfre Woodard, in particular, being praised for what has been called “career-best work”. 

Distribution giants, Neon have promised that we’ll finally be let in on all the fuss before the year runs out, as they’ve set Clemency‘s theatre release date for December 27. We’re excited at the possibility of Clemency becoming the first Nigerian-directed film to get some Oscar love.

Watch the Clemency trailer below:

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#RevolutionNow: Court refuses to release Omoyele Sowore

RevolutionNow: Court refuses to release Omoyele Sowore

A Federal High Court in Lagos has declined to order the release of SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and other persons in connection with the August 5, #RevolutionNow protest.

Vacation judge, Justice Nicholas Oweibo, said he needed to first hear from the Federal Government, Department of State Services (DSS) and the Inspector-General of Police (IGP).

He ordered the DSS and IGP to appear before him on September 4 to show cause why Sowore and other protesters in detention should not be immediately released.

The judge also ordered Lagos-based lawyer, Mr Olukoya Ogungbeje, who filed the ex-parte application seeking the detainees’ release, to put the IGP and DSS on notice.

Ogungbeje, who said he participated in the #RevolutionNow protest but was not arrested, filed the application on behalf of himself and other participants.

He prayed the court to declare as “unconstitutional and illegal police clampdown of the protesters and the arrest of Sowore by the DSS.”

He also sought an order for the immediate and unconditional release of those arrested and detained.

Joined as respondents in the application were the Federal Government, the DSS and the IG.

Giving reasons why the arrested persons should be immediately and unconditionally released, Ogungbeje said, “There has been a grave constitutional infraction committed by the respondents against the applicant and other persons who engaged in the peaceful protest for good governance in Nigeria.”

The lawyer said he was deprived of his constitutionally guaranteed right to peaceful assembly and association and the right to freedom of expression.

“On the 3rd of August, 2019, the convener of the protest, Mr Omoyele Sowore’s residence was forcefully invaded and put under siege; he was arrested, whisked away and detained in the detention facility of the 2nd respondent (DSS).

“Mr Omoyele Sowore has not committed any offence known to law to warrant the infringement and likely infringement of rights by the respondents.

“By engaging in the peaceful protest, the applicant and other persons have not committed any offence known to law to warrant the treatment meted out to them by the respondents and their agents,” Ogungbeje said.

He urged the court to order the immediate release of those arrested and detained.

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Terri Non-Stop Mp3 Download – Fresh from the release of “Same You“; Starboy act, Terri comes through with brand new single titled “Non-Stop”.

The ‘Bia‘ crooner who still has his 2019 debut ‘On Me‘ popping hard shows no sign of relaxing as he dishes out another banging record.

This time around he teams up with producer Killertunes for the production of this new jam that got additional touches from Ceeza Milli. Terri serves his melodious voice that will get you stocked to this Gbedu and play Non-Stop…

Gbedu go play non stop; we go party; amajaye non-stop; ifyou shake body, i go spray body

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South Sudan model, Ajak Deng has taken to social media with a suicide note in which she expressed how tired she is with the difficulties that comes with modeling.

Ajak was discovered after her parents fell victim to the civil war in Sudan and fled to Kenya where they spent three years.

Since her discovery in 2008, she has modelled for Dior, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Marc Jacobs and Jean Paul Gaultier.

Expressing suicidal thoughts, Ajak Deng blamed some of the people she works with on the difficulties she’s faced in her career.

“The people that work with you constantly tell you that you’re a horrible person. If I do commit suicide, know that it’s because of you,” she said.

Recall that in 2016, the dark-skinned model took to Instagram with an announcement that she’s quitting modeling. According to her, she was tired if the fake life and lies.

“I am happy to announce that I am officially done with the fashion industry, I will be moving back to Australia in order to live the life I fully deserved. Which is real life. I can no longer deal with the fakes and the lies. My life is too short for this dramatic life” Deng wrote.

She however returned to the runway a week later.

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French Montana has once again emerged with another banger, following last year’s major hit, the Drake-assisted “No Stylist.” Now, with his Jungle Rules follow-up in the conclusive stages, French has officially dropped off another single, the minimalist banger “Slide.” While he’s often kept his ear to the streets when seeking featured guests, French has outdone himself on this go-around, bringing Blueface and Lil Tjay into the fold. The former continues to reap the benefits of being the game’s newest stars, already earning co-signs from hip-hop’s elite. Now, following a slew of remix contributions, Blueface feels right at home over pianos and 808 kicks.

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The song of the moment – Fuck You by Kizz Daniel just got a cover by Tiwa Savage.

When Music goddess like this decided to jump on a cover, definitely you should know the tune is blessed.

Artiste like SarkodieQdotLil KeshCDQ, Skiibii, Chinko Ekun among others had dished out their own versions and Tiwa Savage decides to also serve her own side and the female version of the ‘Fvck You’ story.

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Little Kindles Africa is a charity organization in Lagos, Nigeria that launched on the 1st of October, 2014, with the primary objective of giving basic support to kids in rural communities with focus on food, clothing and education.

Since inception, Little Kindles Africa through six different events/outreaches has been able to impact the lives of about 2,000 kids in Lagos and Oyo states, and plans to touch the lives of more kids nationwide in the nearest future.

Little Kindles Africa clocks 5 this year and is kicking off with a book drive campaign designed to promote the importance of the reading culture among kids in rural communities and also give them amazing experiences as they flip through pages.

The book drive campaign is tagged ‘TRIPS THRU PAGES’ and the goal is to raise and donate 5,000 books and 10 book shelves to kids in rural communities through their schools. 10 schools are set to benefit from this outreach, 5 each in Lagos and Ogun states.

Little Kindles Africa is calling on the general public to support this campaign that’s set to happen in May this year, with book donations.

Website www.littlekindlesafrica.org

Email: littlekindlesafrica@gmail.com

IG: @littlekindlesafrica

Twitter: @littlekindles

Phone: 08164181636

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Baba Suwe has gotten a sum of N10 million ahead of his treatment in the United States of America.

The sum is coming two days after he was admitted into the Lagos University Teaching Hospital on the directives of the Health Minister, Isaac Adewole.

Yomi Fabiyi announced that the N10 million donation was received from Rev. (Mrs.) Esther Ajayi through actor and producer, Gbenga Adewusi aka Bayowa.

“She offered to support with TEN MILLION NAIRA (10million naira) and his flight ticket to support whatever Baba Suwe had gathered in order to get thorough medical assistance quickly. She spoke to Baba Suwe and offered him prayers. Early on Monday morning, she fulfilled her promise,” Fabiyi announced.

On when Baba Suwe will be traveling to the United States to begin his journey, Fabiyi said, “We shall lose no time to facilitate the trip abroad at the instance of Medical experts in LUTH working tenaciously on getting Baba Suwe a huge recovery to enable him to fly for that long haul with little or no risk.”

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Vector serves new record to whet appetites before the Teslim project.

“Let me talk to them fake a** rappers, wack a**rappers”, Vector starts off on the record; bars on bars he delivers on the hard hip hop beat.

The record features an announcement for his forthcoming EP, Vibes Before Teslim which will available this summer, June 28th 2019.

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chris-brownChris Brown’s Paris trip resulted in him getting arrested after a woman accused the singer of drugging and raping her. The Heartbreak On A Full Moon singer was released from police custody with no charges with reports detailing how officers are having a hard time understanding the woman’s story. Chris has now hit the woman with a defamation lawsuit and is putting his innocence on the forefront, quite literally, with new merchandise.

In a since-deleted Instagram post, Chris wrote “THIS BITCH LYIN” in his caption and he’s now taken those three words and plastered them on some t-shirts. According to The Blast the original term was coined when Chris was accused of assaulting model Baylee Curran back in 2016 and now he’s found another way to bring it back to light again.

The shirts are being sold online through Chris’ Black Pyramid clothing line, going for $38 a piece.

“I WANNA MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR. THIS IS FALSE AND A WHOLE LOT OF CAP!” Chris wrote in his since-deleted post. “FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MY FAMILY THIS IS SO DISPRESPECTFUL AND IS AGAINST MY CHARACTER AND MORALS!!!!!”

After Chris was released from custody he stayed in the city to finish up some filming an upcoming music video.

 

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Two female giants in the Nigerian Gospel Music industry, Tope Alabi and TY Bello have come together to release a joint album titled “The Spirit of Light” and here is “Imolede”, an amazing soul-lifting song from the compilation.

This album was apparently inspired by their first collaboration, “Logan Ti Ode” which went massively across all streaming platforms.

‘Imolede’ a Yoruba expression simply translated as “The light has come” speaks positivity to every situation in one’s life. It’s an inspiring song for the weary-minded and anyone who’s already losing hope on their condition.

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