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November 24, 2017 7:29 AM Joselyn Dumas wins at Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival

Ghanaian actress Joselyn Dumas was named ‘Best Actress’ at the recently held Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival for her lead role in Shirley Frimpong Manso’s ‘Potato Potahto’. The movie, a romantic comedy, was premiered in Lagos last week and is expected to be premiered in Accra, at the Silverbird Cinema on November 30, 2017. ‘Potato Potahto’ 57

October 27, 2017 1:05 AM Stop lying against Ojukwu, IPOB warns Gowon

The Indigenous People of Biafra on Thursday asked a former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, to stop making provocative and false statements against the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu- Ojukwu and the civil war. Gowon had recently in an interview with a private television station said Ojukwu’s lies caused the civil war in the country between 1967 and 1970. The former 27

October 17, 2017 12:33 AM Bonnke targets 30 million Africans in Nigeria’s farewell crusade

German pentecostal evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, is set to return to Nigeria for his farewell crusade in November. Speaking at a press briefing organised by the Christ for All Nations in Lagos on Monday, the African Director, Reinhard Bonnke Crusade, Mr. John Darku, said more than 10 million worshipers across Africa were expected at the crusade billed 27

October 16, 2017 11:22 PM Labour rejects Zuma’s statue in Owerri, demands its pull down

UNITED Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC, has rejected the erection of statue of President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, in Owerri by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, including naming a street in the state capital after Zuma. While demanding that the statue be pulled down, ULC described honouring of Zuma by the governor as highly insensitive and contemptuous 25

October 15, 2017 4:35 PM High Commissioner ‘weeps’ over young Nigerians prostituting in Ghana

Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, His Excellency Olufemi Micheal Abikoye, has met over 500 Nigerian girls who are engaging in commercial sex activities in Kumasi. The meeting forms part of measures to liaise with relevant authorities to find decent jobs for the girls who are mostly trafficked to Ghana to engage in such illegal activities 23

October 12, 2017 3:48 PM 245 suspected criminals, sex workers arrested in Kumasi

The police in Ashanti Region have arrested 245 suspected criminals and sex workers at various criminal dens in the Kumasi. Joy News’ reporter Nana Yaw Gyimah said the suspects are being screened for processing before a court. The Regional Police Command has explained the exercise forms part of its strategies to rid the metropolis of criminals 7

October 10, 2017 9:35 AM SERAP Petitions CJN Over Justice Salami Committee

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, National Judicial Council Justice Water Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen urging him to use his “good offices and position to urgently revisit and review the composition of Justice Ayo Isa Salami’s Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial 31

October 8, 2017 4:11 PM Post-UTME: Universities to refund excess charges – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Sunday, said it would partner with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to conduct public examination through Computer Based Test, CBT, for Nigerians abroad. The examination board also said universities that charged more than N2,000 from applicants for its post-UTME examination will be made to refund 30

October 8, 2017 2:04 PM Universities that charge above N2,000 for post-UTME must refund excess to students – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Sunday, said it would partner with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to conduct public examination through Computer Based Test, CBT, for Nigerians abroad. The examination board also said universities that charged more than N2,000 from applicants for its post-UTME examination will be made to refund 33

October 1, 2017 7:32 AM ANNIVERSARY ESSAY- Nigeria: Yesterday, today and tomorrow

Today, October 1, Nigeria will go through the usual ritual of an Independence Day ceremony. The President will come out and in his usual monosyllabic appeal deliver a scripted speech that will tell us why we should remain as one entity and cap it up with a listing of his achievements and that of his administration with an eye towards 2019. The speech 15