As part of Valentine’s Day celebrations, two nollywood films ‘Dear Affy’ and ‘Special Jollof’ have debuted in the cinemas.
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the romantic comedies join a league of foreign films and crossover holiday films intended for the Valentine audience.
‘Dear Affy’ tells the story of a beautiful career lady who is about to get married to the man of her dream who is on the verge of sealing millions of naira worth of contract with a conglomerate in a construction industry.
However, he is faced with the devil and the deep blue sea as sealing the contract is hinged on him having an intimate affair with the female billionaire contractor by all means just few weeks to his wedding.
The film, directed by Samuel Olatunji and stars singer, Teniola Apata, BBNaija’s Sir Dee, Kehinde Bankole, Enyinna Nwigwe and Bimbo Ademoye among others.
Reports has it that ‘Special Jollof’, directed by Emem Isong follows Rachel Hudson who was living the life with a loving, successful and thriving journalist fiance.
Everything for her was just perfect until a shocking discovery sends her perfect life shattering before her eyes, giving rise to a grudge against immigrants who she holds responsible for her woes.
As her revenge, Rachel is determined to expose illegal immigrants and have them deported.
Isong took to Instagram to announce the film. She wrote @ememisong, “Our movie will be a great way to spend the Valentine weekend.”
Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on Feb. 14, as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of love in many regions around the world.
The leadership of Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has come under attack for issuing a certificate of return to the new Bayelsa State governor-elect, Diri Duoye of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The Supreme Court had on Thursday ordered INEC to give Diri the certificate after it ruled that the candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC), David Lyon and his deputy Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo were no longer the winners of the election. The decision was based on the grounds that Lyon’s deputy presented fake information to contest for the election.
The INEC met on Friday after which it decided to issue the certificate of retun to the PDP candidate and declared him the governor-elect of Bayelsa State.
National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole faulted INEC for hurriedly issued the certificate of return to the PDP candidate, adding that by so doing, the INEC has assumed to itself the power to interprete the law, a contradiction of its statutory function as the election umpire.
“For us in APC, INEC erred in the law for issuing the certificate of return to the PDP candidate because the Supreme Court judgement is ambiguous on what next to do. But with the action of INEC, it has assumed the power of a law court and we view this action as a rape on our right as a party,” said Oshiomohle during a press conference at the APC secretariat in Abuja Friday’s evening.
“By its action, INEC assumed that the case of Bayelsa is the same thing that happened in Zamfara. Unfortunately, they are two different cases. Our position is that INEC can’t import or delete from the judgement and if it does, it has exceeded its power. This we won’t accept.
We hereby reject the action of INEC to declare PDP as the winner of Bayelsa’s gubernatorial election.
“We will explore all viable option we have under the law to pursue our case because we recognise the role and the power of the judiciary in any democratic dispensation. Our quarrel is with INEC for taking up the function of the court in this matter.
“While we will maintain peace, we will not relent in sustaining the tempo of fighting for our right in this matter. We believe INEC is in contempt of the decision of the Supreme Court and it has by its action trying to weaken the fabric of our democracy by imposing the decision of the few minorities on the majority of the people of Bayelsa who had voted massively for the choice in APC.
“We are going back to the court to seek legal redress on this matter. Our people should be law abiding and maintain peace. You don’t laugh at the crocodiles until you have crossed all the rivers,” the APC National Chairman said.
Source: PM Express
Police operatives in Lagos have arrested a 36-year old man, Olasehan Opeyemi, who reportedly derives satisfaction from inserting fingers into under aged girls’ private parts in order for him to explain what his other motives were.
According to P.M.EXPRESS, Opeyemi landed in trouble after many escapes as he tried out his neighbour’s 10-year girl and the girl informed her parents about what happened.
The incident happened at Ijora Badia area of Lagos where they reside.
The parents of the victim did not take the alleged assault on her lightly and went to the Police Station to report the matter. Opeyemi was subsequently arrested and later transferred to the Gender Section of the Police Command.
At the Command, he was said to have told the Police that he was not really putting his finger but was checking something in her private part which be failed to tell the Police.
Having been found culpable, the Police then charged him before the Ogba Magistrates Court for penetration with his finger which is statutory rape under the criminal code.
The alleged offence attracts several years of imprisonment if he is tried and found guilty before the Court.
The Court did not take his plea after the prosecutor asked the Court to refer the matter to the DPP because it was a case of penetration with the finger on a minor.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. O. Sule-Amzat, ordered him to be remanded in prison custody without an option of bail pending the outcome of DPP’s advice.
The Court also directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send to the DPP for advice and adjourned the matter till 16th April, 2020.
A 35-year old man, Adeoyo Isiaka, has been arrested in Lagos for tricking a 17-year old girl into sex by fondling her breasts and getting her confused.
According to P.M.EXPRESS the incident happened at Greenland Estate, Isheri Olofin area of Lagos, where they reside.
It was alleged that the suspect, Isiaka, lured the victim into his apartment, used words of mouth to hold her, fondled her breasts and she became confused. He then reportedly lured her to the bed, removed her pant and penetrated her.
Thereafter, the victim regained her senses and protested that she was raped because she did not consent to the act.
The matter was reported to the Police in the area; Isiaka was arrested and later transferred to the Gender Section of the Police Command.
After interrogation, he was found culpable and later charged before the Ogba Magistrates Court.
He was remanded following a motion by the prosecutor, Supol Ezekiel Ayorinde, for the Court to refer the matter to the DPP for advice.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. B.O. Osunsanmi, ordered the defendant, Isiaka, to be remanded in prison custody without an option of bail while she directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send to the DPP for advice.
The matter was adjourned till 26th March, 2020. The case may be transferred to the High Court for trial if the DPP finds him culpable and recommends his trial for the alleged offence over jurisdiction.
The curiosity of a 14-year old boy to experience sex has landed him in trouble after he was allegedly caught having sex with a 5-year old girl in their house in Lagos.
According to P.M.EXPRESS, the boy reportedly confessed to the Police that he had heard so much about sex and decided to taste it.
Consequently he was arrested and now facing a charge for defilement which attracts several years of imprisonment if he is charged before the Court and found guilty.
The incident happened at Rasheed Street, Coconut Bus Stop, Olodi Apapa area of Lagos, where they reside.
It was gathered that the boy lured the victim to an apartment, removed her pant and engaged her in sex before they were caught by their neighbours who informed the victim’s parents.
The matter was reported to the Police in the area and the boy was arrested. He was later transferred to the Gender Section of the Police Command for interrogation.
During interrogation, the boy reportedly confessed to the crime and was then charged before the Ogba Magistrates Court for the alleged offence.
He pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Supol Ezekiel Ayorinde, mentioned to the Court that it was a case of defilement between two minors and that it should be referred to the DPP for advice.
Hence, the Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. B.O. Osunsanmi, ordered the defendant to be remanded in correctional centre and directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send to the DPP for advice.
The matter was adjourned till 26th March, 2020.
Nollywood actresses Mercy Aigbe, Ini Edo and Lilian Esoro are sharing beautiful photos from their different spaces.
The trio also wrote lovely valentine notes to accompany these pictures and we’ve culled them for you to enjoy.
Mercy Aigbe wrote:
Happy Val’s day to my over 7million followers …. I love each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Love is the greatest… Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Lilian also wrote:
If it matters to you, you’ll find a way.
Senator Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was on Friday sworn in as the 5th democratically elected Governor of Bayelsa State.
The governor was sworn in after the Supreme Court nullified the election of David Lyon of the APC.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in compliance with the Supreme Court’s judgment declared Diri winner of the poll and issued him with Certificate of Return.
This pave way for the swearing in of the Diri and his deputy at the Bayelsa Government House on Friday.
The governor was sworn at exactly 6:55pm on Friday.
The Bayelsa State Police Command on Friday imposed a three-day curfew in the state after series of violent protests erupt due to the Supreme Court’s declaration of Douye Diri as the governor-elect of Bayelsa and nullified the election of David Lyon of the APC.
The curfew was announced by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Uche Anozia, on Friday.
Anozia said the curfew would last from Friday to Sunday.
The commissioner disclosed that eight persons had been arrested so far for violent conduct following the protest rocking different parts of the state.
He warned residents to obey the curfew as violators would be arrested.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole says the party is going to court to challenge the issuing of Certificate of Return to Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for having won the Bayelsa governorship election.
The Supreme Court had nullified the election of the APC governor-elect, David Lyon and declared Diri winner of the poll.
In line with this, INEC on Friday declared Diri winner of the poll, having polled overwhelming majority of votes.
Oshiomhole, at a news conference in Abuja said the APC would explore every available legal means to ensure that the will of the people of Bayelsa State was upheld.
According to him APC is going to court, saying that the PDP should not celebrate yet.
Actress Juliet Ibrahim has reclaimed her ‘single’ status, stating that ‘being single doesn’t mean not knowing anything about love’.
The 33-year-old single mother shared lovely photos of herself dressed in red. She went on to wish her followers a happy Valentine’s Day with a short message.
She wrote: “Happy Valentine’s Day! Being single doesn’t mean that you know nothing about LOVE. Sometimes being solo is wiser than being in a false relationship or bad relationship”.
“I love being single. It’s my choice, not a sentence. I’m loving myself in all the right ways until someone better comes along that I’ll spoil with all the love I’ve got to show and give them. I love my life.
“Happy Valentine’s Day to me and every one of you amazing single people out there that chose not to settle but wait for what you deserve. Tonight we PARTE the hardest!” she added.