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BON commiserates with Baba Sala’s Family, names comedy category of Award after him

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Following the death of iconic Nigerian comedian, dramatist and filmmaker, Moses Adejumo, popularly known as Baba Sala, the Best Of Nollywood Awards, BON has renamed its comedy category after the late legend.

A statement by the Head of the Best of Nollywood Jury, Niran Adedokun explained that the award will “henceforth be known as the Moses Adejumo Comedy of the Year Award in recognition the contributions that the late veteran artiste made to the development of comedy in Nigeria.

Adedokun , who noted that Bala Sala was a total performer whose early investments in the alongside many of his contemporaries laid the foundation for the increasingly growing entertainment industry.
“Being Nigeria’s leading homegrown and home focused movie awards, the Best of Nollywood Awards honours the memory of this great man and have decided to name our comedy awards after him. It is the least that we can do as a Nigerian award even though we understand that he deserves much more and hope that our government will consider immortalizing him in some way, the statement offered.

He expressed the condolences of the organisers of the award to the Adejumo family urging them to take solace in the enviable legacy of the late filmmaker who started his career in show business as a highlife musician in 1964 with a group known as the Federal Rhythm Dandies and was noted to have tutored and guided the Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade, who was his lead guitarist at the time.

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Buhari’s aide tackles Omotola over ‘hellish’ comment

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A tweet by Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, telling the Federal Government that Nigeria is hellish; and a presidential aide’s response have set Twitter agog, as Omotola and Bashir Ahmed have continued to trend as Nigerians respond to their tweets.

Jalade-Ekeinde had, on Sunday, tweeted at President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, via her official Twitter account, @Realomosexy: “The country under your watch is hellish! @ProfOsinbajo @MBuhari @NGRPresident The lack of Money in circulation, now coupled with the continuous assault and killings by uniformed men will make this country implode!!! It’s unbearable! Do something! Insecurity! Fear and desperation everywhere.”

The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmed, via his verified Twitter account, @BashirAhmaad, on Tuesday, responded, “Madam Omotola, those who are working for clean money are not complaining and will never refer to our dear country as ‘hellish’. In Kano State alone, from 2015 to 2018, no fewer than 200 medium and small-scale rice milling centres emerged. For that, billions circulated among millions.”

However, Jalade-Ekeinde, in her reply, called on the presidential aide to put politics aside and address the issues objectively.

She said, “As long as you’re not insinuating that I am not working clean for my money, I hear you. It’s good that there are some (signs of) progress. Do you truly want to say you don’t see all that’s really wrong? Can we fight for our future in truth for once? Without being partisan?”

Jalade-Ekeinde’s tweet generated support from several Nigerians, including a former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, who reminded the actress that public servants were wont to turn a blind eye to the protests of the public.

Ezekwesili said, “Don’t worry yourself. We all know foolish hubris when we see it. The world is filled with relics of governments that ignored the outcries of their citizens. Don’t worry yourself. #MessageToOmotola.

“Those with the privilege of education must use their voice in every society to demand a better life for especially the weak, the poor and the vulnerable. Don’t worry yourself about what is thrown at you. They and not you have the duty to the accountability you demanded.”

Source: PUNCH

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EFAB unveils ultra-modern, affordable duplexes in Gwarimpa

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The premium property market in the nation’s capital, Abuja, got a boost recently with the successful completion of the elegant EFAB Crystal located in Gwarimpa.

EFAB Crystal is the newest addition to the string of residential housing estates from the staple of EFAB properties Limited, a firm known for adopting innovative approaches to property development.

The 26-unit housing estate, built on two hectares of land, is located off 3rd avenue, 36 road by Mike Okonkwo close, Gwarinpa.

The exquisite estate has 20 stand-alone and 6 semi-detached 5-bedroom duplexes complete with pent houses and boys’ quarters.

Considering the cost of production and the relative utilities of the properties, many would consider the prices of the units cheap.

A unit in the estate goes for a price range of N85-N90 million and buyers would get their keys three weeks after confirmation of payment.

The site engineer, Mr. Justice Dike, who shed some light on the cost of the properties said the houses were affordable and moderately charged in view of location in the high-brow area of Gwarimpa.

He said in order to encourage ownership by different class of people, potential buyers would have the opportunity to make outright purchase by making full cash payment or pay by installment.

“installmental payment can be made within a minimum of 3 months and maximum of 6 months.

“Everything is done except the fittings. That will be done when payments are made, so when you pay, you give us a minimum of 3 weeks and a maximum 1 month to complete the fittings,” he added.

EFAB Crystal estate is one of the numerous projects undertaken by  EFAB developers, which had previously completed  estates such as  EFAB Metropolis Along Kubwa Express, EFAB Lokogoma,  EFAB Mbora 1,2, 3, And  4,  EFAB Queens,  EFAB City Estate Dakwa and many more all in Abuja.

All the estates have made remarkable progress in terms of infrastructure development, such as roads, drainage channels which are continuously adding to the development of Abuja.

Being a major player in real estate sector in Nigeria, EFAB limited have supported the federal government severally. They built 1000 units of houses and handed over to Police Corporation in 2014 while in 2015, EFAB donated  a three-bedroom flat in Dakwa area of Dei Dei, Abuja to father of quintuplets Mr. Imudia Uduehi as a social responsibility project.

Focussed on helping People own their own houses irrespective of their social strata, Chief Fabian Nworah, the Chairman of Efab Properties Limited, established a mortgage bank, which is a first generation mortgage bank, to give mortgage to people that want to buy houses.

Nworah is an accomplished entrepreneur and philanthropist whose life of service for humanity follows the pattern of highly successful businessmen the world over.

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Alter Date: New film by Yemisi Banjoko sets to hit the silverscreen 

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Multi-Award winning UK based Nigerian filmmaker, YEMISI BANJOKO is set to thrill her Nigerian fans to the release of her recent work titled; ALTER DATE.

The new movie shot in Lagos, Nigeria is a romantic drama that tells the story of an intriguing love web of Remi, Elizabeth and Timi.

These three had been dealt a fair share of blow that comes from emotional and psychological breakdown from toxic relationships and mismatch.

Remi and Timi while using each other as an escape from the stress of the real world, realizes that they we’re meant to be together; courtesy of Elizabeth’s intervention.

The huge budget film which was shot in 2018, bagged over 25 nominations in different categories of awards, and won seven different awards including GAP Awards on December 16.

The new movie which is set to hit the cinema April 19 stars Lilian Esoro, Fredrick Leonard, Tana Adelana, Bolanle Ninalowo and Fredrick Leonard and was directed by Marc Adebesin.

The film will be released under the auspices of Yemisi Banjoko Ogunyemi Productions.

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