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2 arraigned over alleged N13 million fraud against Haier Thermocool

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Two unemployed men – Oluwatoyin Soyombo, 52, and  Taiwo Adeyemi, 45 – were on Friday arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged conspiracy, stealing and  N13 million fraud.


Soyombo resides at 12, Oguntiga St. while Adeyemi lives at  31, Olabode St., both in Ikotun, Lagos State.

They allegedly defrauded Haier Thermocool Company to the tune of N13.1 million.

The Prosecutor, W/Sgt. Felicia Okowri, told the court that Soyombo and Adeyemi committed the offences from Sept. 6 to Sept. 11 on Ilupeju Estate, Oshodi, and on Mushin Road, Isolo, Lagos.

Okwori said that Soyombo and Adeyemi forged a local purchase order in the name of Deeper Life Christian Ministry, Isolo Branch, and used same to defraud the company.

“They defrauded the company of 15 pieces of standing air conditioner, 20 pieces of split air conditioner and 10 pieces of IGWE power generator, all valued at N13. 1 million,” she said.

Okwori said that the alleged offences contravened Sections 287, 365 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State,2015.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs G. O. Anifowose, admitted them to bail in the sum  N500,000 each, with two sureties each in like sum.

Anifowose adjourned the case to Dec. 20 for mention.

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Buhari mourns Igwe Umenyiora of Ogbunike

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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the news of the passing of Igwe John Ositadimma Umenyiora, Ezedioramma 1 of Ogbunike and Okpala Iguedo.


The President made his feelings known in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said: ”On behalf of the Federal Government, the President extends heartfelt commiserations to Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra, the Ogbunike community in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra and the Umenyiora family over the transition of the monarch, who was a symbol of humanitarianism, progressiveness and visionary leadership.

According to him, the deceased throughout his 44 years on the throne, demonstrated his deep affection and love for the betterment of his subjects, working tirelessly to improve the well-being of his people through education, commerce, economic empowerment and development.

The President recalled with nostalgia that when he first sought to be elected President of Nigeria in 2003, a worthy son of Ogbunike, Dr Chuba Okadigbo of blessed memory, was his running mate, ”and just like the late Igwe, both men possessed great leadership qualities.”

President Buhari encouraged the Ogbunike community, town of the famous cave in South East, Nigeria, to continue to honour Igwe Umenyiora’s legacy of commitment to peaceful co-existence, prosperity and harmony.

The President prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of Okpala Iguedo, as well as the selection of a worthy successor, who will build on the achievements of the first Igwe of Ogbunike.

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Creative Industry, fastest growing sector of Nigerian economy – Lai Mohammed

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says Creative Industry is the fastest growing sector of the Nigerian economy in terms of business opportunities, employment generation, earnings as well as entertainment.


The minister disclosed this on Thursday in Madrid, Spain at the 11th edition of the Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa (Investour) organise by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and CASA Africa.

Nigeria News Agency reports the forum is on the sideline of the ongoing 2020 International Tourism Trade Fair (Fitur), one of the biggest tourism fairs worldwide that holds annually in Madrid.

Mohammed who was among the panelists at the forum said Nigeria has become the power-house of African creative industry with the film industry being one of the main output.

Other members of the panel are Sierra-leone Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Dr Memunatu Pratte, Zambia Minister of Tourism and Arts, Mr Ronald Chitotella and some investors from across the globe.

Mohammed noted that Creative Industry in general and the film sector in particular

had become powerful tools for communicating the country’s culture, values and tradition with universal appeal and impact.

He said the Creative Industry is considered as a veritable platform for the propagation of cultural values, development initiatives and aspirations.

“It preserves culture from eroding and also protects and promotes our rich cultural heritage and national aspirations like marriage, costumes, dressing, music and other cultural practices.

Our ways of life: Our dressing, our food, our language, our dances, our music, etc are being projected – within and outside Nigeria – through the films by Nollywood.

“A Nigeria who travels to Zambia or Ghana should not be surprised when he is addressed as IGWE, a title used for chiefs in many Nollywood movies,” he said.

The minister said that Nollywood is also a good platform to project government policies and programmes, thereby playing a role in social mobilisation, unity and information dissemination, both locally and internationally.

“Nollywood is not just about entertainment. It is also a major driver of economic growth and job creation, especially for youths

“With over 2,000 movies produced annually, the opportunities are immense for wealth and job creation.

“Nollywood is growing very fast. In 2014, Nigeria had just 23 cinemas, 100 screens and three digital platforms.

“By 2018-2019, the cinemas have grown to 51, the screens to 184 and the digital platforms to 5,” he said.

The minister disclosed that with just three million people going to the Cinemas in 2019, the sub-sector alone generated N5.5 billion, excluding other ancilliaries like pop corn sales.

He said that 6,000 screens and 1,000 cinemas are required to serve the Nigerian population of about 200 million people.

The minister said that the potential impact of such growth included the creation of additional 1 million jobs and a GDP Growth contribution of three to five per cent.

He stressed that the Creative Industry is helping to create jobs with over one million people employed in the industry.

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‘TATU’, ‘Alter Ego’, ‘ISOKEN’, ‘POTATO POTATHO’, top AMVCA 2018 nomination list

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Block office hits ‘TATU’, ‘Alter Ego’, ‘ISOKEN’, ‘POTATO POTATHO’, are leading the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) nomination list, released on Saturday.


The nominees were revealed by Ghanaian actress and TV presenter, Joselyn Dumas, and Nigerian comedian and actor, Bovi through a syndicated broadcast on all Africa Magic channels.

‘TATU’ scored ten nominations including Best Lighting Designer, Best Supporting Actress, Best Makeup Artist, Best Art Director and Best Cinematographer.

It was also nominated for Best Director, Best Sound Editor, Best Soundtrack, Best Costume Designer and Best Movie West Africa.

‘Alter Ego’ got nine nominations including Best Overall Movie, Best Supporting Actress, Best Writer, Best Picture Editor and Best Cinematographer.

The thriller was also nominated for Best Actress, Best Director, Best Sound Editor, Best Actor in a Movie and Best Movie West Africa.

Meanwhile, ‘ISOKEN’ snagged six nominations including Best Supporting Actress, Best Art Director, Best Actress in a Comedy, Best Director, Best Costume Designer and Best Movie West Africa.

However, ‘Potato Potatho’ secured four nominations including Best Overall Movie, Best Costume Designer, Best Director and Best Movie West Africa.

Other multiple nominees include ‘Okafor’s Law’, ‘Banana Island Ghost’ ‘LOTANNA’ and ‘Hakunde’.

The underlisted are however the categories and nominees:

BEST SHORT FILM OR ONLINE VIDEO

THE HOUSEWIFE JAY – FRANKLIN JITUBOH

TOLU- NADINE IBRAHIM

PENANCE – MICHAEL ‘AMA PSALMIST’ AKINROGUNDE

LODGERS – KENI OGUNLOLA

TANWA.. THE CHILD WE WANTED – ADENIKE ADEBAYO

BEST DOCUMENTARY

THE FLESH BUSINESS – DENIS WANJOHI MAINA

NIGHTFALL IN LAGOS – JAMES AMUTA

GOD’S WIVES – BOLANLE OLUKANNI

OMIDAN, STYLES DEFUNCT BY AYAWORANHO3D – ADEREMI DAVIES

CALABAR CARNIVAL: WHAT THE PEOPLE THINK – OGHENEFEGO OFILI

BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – HAUSA

MANSOOR – ALI NUHU

UMAR SANDA – KAMAL S ALKALI

DADIN KOWA SABON SALO – AREWA24

UWAR BARI – HAMISU LAMIDO IYANTAMA

RASHINSANI – TIANA JOHNSON

BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – IGBO

BOUND – LILIAN AFEGBAI

OFUOBI – VICTOR IYKE

UWA NA EME NTUGHARI – TIANA JOHNSON

OGE NKEM – TIANA OBOYI JOHNSON

EGO MALAYSIA – IYOOH JAMES CHIDOZIE

BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – YORUBA

ALAKITI – ABIODUN JIMOH, JUMOKE ODETOLA

ADABA – ADEBAYO SALAMI

ETIKO ONIGEDU – FEMI ADEBAYO

EGUN IRAN KINNI – OYINDAMOLA AWOTIDEBE

OSUN SENGESE – IBIRONKE OJO

BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – SWAHILI

SUPA MODO – SARIKA HEMI LAKHANI

T-JUNCTION – AMIL ISSA SHIVJI

KERU – VICTOR GATONYE

MKAZA MWANA – TELLYRENCE WAYONGO

PETU NA GARU – SYLONE MALALO

BEST MOVIE SOUTHERN AFRICA

DESCENT – AWAL ABDULFATAI

THE ROAD TO SUNRISE – SHEMU JOYAH

SALUTE! – PHILIPPE TALAVERA

JOMAKO BLACK DEMOCRACY – ABRAHAM KABWE

NYASALAND – JOYCE MHANGO CHAVULA

BEST MOVIE EAST AFRICA

18 HOURS – PHOEBE RUGURU

DEVIL’S CHEST – HASSAN MAGEYE

THE FORBIDDEN – KIZITO SAMUEL SAVIOUR

RAIN – MATHEW & ELEANOR NABWISO

BELLA – MATT BISH

BEST LIGHTING DESIGNER MOVIE OR TV SERIES

TATU – AKPE ODODORU, TUNDE AKINNIYI

KADA RIVER – GODWIN GATTA

HIDDEN – AGBO KELLY

LOTANNA – TOKA MCBAROR

CHILDREN OF MUD – SUNDAY OLALEKAN

BEST OVERALL MOVIE

POTATO POTAHTO – SHIRLEY FRIMPONG-MANSO

ALTER EGO – MOSES EYIBIO

18 HOURS – PHOEBE RUGURU

DEVIL’S CHEST – HASSAN MAGEYE

DESCENT – AWAL ABDULFATAI

THE ROAD TO SUNRISE – SHEMU JOYAH

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA ( SERIES)

TATU – TOYIN ABRAHAM

BANANA ISLAND GHOST – DORCAS FAPSON

TATU – FUNLOLA AOFIYEBI-RAIMI

BLACKROSE – EBELE OKARO

ISOKEN – LYDIA FORSON

ALTER EGO – EMEM INWANG

BEST WRITER ( SERIES)

IDEMUZA – ALOAYE OMOAKE

SOUL TIE – KEHINDE JOSEPH

IDAHOSA TRAILS – STANLEE OHIKHUARE

18 HOURS – NJUE KEVIN

THE TORTURE – MULINDWA RICHARD

ALTER EGO – PATRICK N INWANG

HAKKUNDE – TOMI ADESINA

BEST TELEVISION SERIES

GINA AND FRIENDS – PAUL IGWE

PROFESSOR JOHNBULL – CHILDLESS WIVES – TCHIDI CHIKERE

PAPA AJASCO RELOADED – WALE ADENUGA

THIS IS IT – DOLAPO ADELEKE(LOWLA DEE)

RELATIVES – TUNDE ADEGBOLA

BEST PICTURE EDITOR SERIES

IDEMUZA – ALOAYE OMOAKE

18 HOURS – MARK MAINA

ALTER EGO – MOSES BAKARE

HAKKUNDE – ASURF OLUSEYI

HIDDEN – JIBRIL MAILAFIA

BEST MAKE UP ARTIST SERIES

TATU – THELMA OZY SMITH, HAKEEM EFFECT ONILOGBO

OJUKOKORO (GREED) – SANDRA OYIANA

WHAT LIES WITHIN – CYNTHIA UBUBA

DISGUISE – HAKEEM EFFECT

LOTANNA – NNENA EMEKALAM

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA ( SERIES)

BANANA ISLAND GHOST – SAIDI BALOGUN

BANANA ISLAND GHOST – TOMIWA EDUN

NEW MONEY – FALZ

IDAHOSA TRAILS – KUNLE IDOWU

OKAFOR’S LAW – GABRIEL AFOLAYAN

BETRAYAL – WALE OJO

BEST ART DIRECTOR MOVIE OR TV SERIES

TATU – DON OMOPE, UZOMA MIKE EBUKA, EBUNOLUWA FATOGUN

ISOKEN – JADE OSIBERU

IDAHOSA TRAILS – STANLEE OHIKHUARE

CHILDREN OF MUD – IMOH UMOREN

HIDDEN – YUSUF HASAN

LOTANNA – TUNJI AFOLAYAN

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER MOVIE OR TV SERIES

TATU – AKPE ODODORU

IDEMUZA – DICKSON GODWIN

T-JUNCTION – LESTER MILLADO

THE TORTURE – RWAMUSIGAZI KYAKUNZIRE

OKAFOR’S LAW – YINKA EDWARD

ALTER EGO – BISHOP ADENIYI

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY ( SERIES)

BACK UP WIFE – BIMBO ADEMOYE

EXCESS LUGGAGE – QUEEN NWOKOYE

THE BIG FAT LIE – RITA DOMINIC

10 DAYS IN SUN CITY – ADESUA ETOMI

AUNTIE BOSS – NYCE WANJERI

ISOKEN – DAKORE AKANDE

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA ( SERIES)

THE TORTURE – AGABA JOAN

WITNESS BOX – KEIRA HEWATCH

CHILDREN OF MUD – MIRIAM KAYODE

BELLA – CINDERELLA SANYU

ALTER EGO – OMOTOLA JALADE EKEINDE

BLACKROSE – LILIAN ECHELON

BEST DIRECTOR MOVIE

ALTER EGO – MOSES INWANG

IDEMUZA – ALOAYE OMOAKE

HAKKUNDE – ASURF OLUSEYI

TATU – DON OMOPE

ISOKEN – JADE OSIBERU

THE TORTURE – MULINDWA RICHARD

POTATO POTAHTO – SHIRLEY FRIMPONG-MANSO

BEST SOUND EDITOR MOVIE OR TV SERIES

TATU – KOLADE MORAKINYO

IDAHOSA TRAILS – STANLEE OHIKHUARE

ALTER EGO – ZEZOM GNAWNI

OJUKOKORO (GREED) – DAYO THOMPSON

HAKKUNDE – JAMES COON FALCON

BEST SOUND TRACK MOVIE OR TV SERIES

MO – TOM KOROLUK

BANANA ISLAND GHOST – ENYI OMERUAH AND FUNMBI OGUNBANWO

BELLA – ANDREW AHUURA

TATU – EVELLE

IDAHOSA TRAILS – ORIRI OSAYAMORE

18 HOURS – JACKTONE OKORE

BEST COSTUME DESIGNER MOVIE OR TV SERIES

TATU – YOLANDA OKEREKE

ISOKEN – JADE OSIBERU

POTATO POTAHTO – CHRISTIE BROWN

HAKKUNDE – JOAN GBEFWI

THE BRIDGE – NGOZI OBASI AND JAMES BESSINONE

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA ( SERIES)

ALTER EGO – WALE OJO

BENEVOLENCE – KALU IKEAGWU

THE TORTURE – RUSHABIRO RAYMOND

KETEKE – ADJETEY ANANG

SIDECHIC GANG – ADJETEY ANANG

ESOHE – CHRIS ATTOH

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY ( SERIES)

DR MEKAM – KALU IKEAGWU

THE BIG FAT LIE – BLOSSOM CHUKWUJEKWU

EXCESS LUGGAGE – IK OGBONNA

GUYNMAN – JIMMY ODUKOYA

POTATO POTAHTO – OC UKEJE

A MILLION BABY – ODUNLADE ADEKOLA

BEST MOVIE WEST AFRICA

POTATO POTAHTO – SHIRLEY FRIMPONG-MANSO

ALTER EGO – MOSES EYIBIO

ISOKEN – JADE OSIBERU

TATU – DON OMOPE, YOLANDE OKEREKE, SEGUN ARINZE, TOLU AWOBIYI

CHILDREN OF MUD – IMOH UMOREN

LOTANNA – IFAN MICHAEL

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