By Anthony Ada Abraham, Abuja Mrs Annie Idibia, wife to Nigeria's music icon, 2baba, says she is celebrating her birthday with the commencement of an empowerment training programme for 1000 youths from across the country. She said this during a press conference recently in Abuja to mark the commencement of the training programme for 1000 youths. "This is Annie Idibia Care Foundation, also known as Aicare Foundation’s free empowerment training for 1000 youths in Abuja. "We have 15 skills and over 20 facilitators who are professionals. This training will last for six days from 8.30am to 5pm every day. "The classes include Fashion, pastry, photography, cinematography, make up and many others. And every participant has opportunity to take part in two classes," she said. Idibia, who is also a model and actress, said the foundation was founded last year. According to her, she always threw parties on her birthday, but last year she decided to do...
By ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM, Abuja  This is not the best of times for Miss Health Africa, Queen Esther Otuonye, who has been left heartbroken by the death of her mother to breast cancer. Mrs Otuonye, a devoted mother to Esther, died at the Federal Medical Center, Keffi at the age of 52 after losing her battle to breast cancer in the presence of her grieving family members. The tragic news came just two weeks after Queen Esther Otuonye held her Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign in Lagos. May her soul rest in peace.  
Live TV Host and Comedian, Jimmy Kimmel chokes back tears as he talks about the unimaginable tragedy in Las Vegas - his home town. He called for gun control following what is being called the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. He gave a details on how a gunman opened fire on thousands of concert-goers from a hotel room According New York, he initially challenged Republican-backed health care efforts and was subsequently thrust into the spotlight as an activist on the subject. He further expressed disappointment in Republican politicians for failing to support or pass substantial gun control legislation as mass shootings continue to take hold of the country. In his own words, "It seems to be becoming increasingly difficult lately. It feels like someone has opened a window into hell. What I'm talking about tonight isn't about gun control; it's about common sense. "Common sense says no good will ever come...
...as 4 others to represent other regions  BY ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM  It was the gathering of who is who within and outside Nigeria when the sixth edition of Miss ambassador for Peace pageant was held at the prestigious Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. The event which witnessed well dressed and exotic looking  a list celebrities, politicians,  business men and women,  entrepreneurs and diplomats coming in their numbers shut down the hall as it was filled to the brim. Smiles and excitement could be seen on the faces of guests and contestants who were also one of the main focus of the day. After a dramatic and rigorous screening and scrutiny by the judges, 23 years Abia State Born Precious Emezi was crowned Miss Ambassador for Peace Nigeria (MAFP) 2017/2018. While Alphonsus Cynthia Nkechi Miss ambassador for Peace South-East, Nwaozor Nneka Annabel, Miss Ambassador for Peace South South Nigeria,  Aminu Sabiqoh Akeelah, Miss ambassador for peace Africa, Winifred Kiptie...
A LIFE IN BRIEF Asabe Tonia Moses was born and brought up in Minna, Niger State. She did her primary school in Fahinta Nursery and Primary School, Minna and her secondary school in Minna too before she proceeded to Prince College, Kaduna. She is a graduate of mass communication from Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna. She is the CEO of ATM Beauty Mpire BY KABIR AKINTAYO  YOUR BACKGROUND My name is Asabe Tonia Moses. I was born in Minna, Niger State. I attended  Fahinta Nursery and Primary School Minna. I also did day secondary  school in Minna, before proceeding to Prince Collage, Kaduna. I am a graduate of Mass Communications, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna. I am also a beautician, an accredited sales representative of House of Tara International. I am the founder, proprietress and chief executive officer of ATM Beauty Mpire, a full-fledge event management enterprise here in Niger State. I am a Nigerlite of Paikoro extraction.  HOW...
By Anthony Ada Abraham One of the most respected agencies within the city of Abuja and environs is set to honour credible and top notch Nigerians in various fields of endeavour in its Peace Achievers Awards and Miss Ambassador For Peace holding Congress hall, Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. The event, put together by Peace Ambassador Agency will see 25 beautiful damsels contesting for the prestigious crown, while the final six winners will represent the brand for a year. Also, 25 respected Nigerians cut across various fields of endeavour would receive the prestigious Peace Achievers Awards, 2017. It has also be confirmed by the organiser, Kingsley Amafibe, that popular Chocolate City hip-hop artiste, Ice Prince, including Priaz, Styl-Plus, Gully Ridya, Frankie Walter, 2tight, Mr Nest and Maivnao will thrill guests on stage with scintillating music. As ribs would be cracked by popular comedians like Seyilaw, Amb Wahala, Dr Ayuba, Koboko Master, Chuks D General, Sam...
By SAMUEL ABULUDE Ihezue Ugochi Mitchel, has emerged as winner of the 2017 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria MBGN pageant. Ugochi who represented Kebbi State defeated thirty-five other contestants to become the 30th MBGN pageant. Organized by the Silverbird Group, the event held at the Eko Hotels & Suites on Friday night had live musical performances by Harrysong, Olamide and soul diva, Asa. Miss Plateau, Oyo and Bayelsa emerged as first, second and third runners-up respectively. Miss Yobe won the amity award,  model of the year went to Miss Kebbi and best traditional costume went to Miss Sokoto. The theme for this year’s MBGN was ‘Say No To Domestic Violence’. Ugochi who is a model is signed to Elizabeth Elohor Aisien’s Beth Model Management takes over the crown from the 2015 MBGN winner, Unoaku Anyadike. As the new queen, Ugochi represents Nigeria at the Miss World beauty contest. Miss Plateau, Winfrey Okolo will...
By Anthony Ada Abraham Miss Favour Omoladun, reigning Queen of Miss Arewa Osun Beauty Pageant has called on Osun and Oyo State governments to speedily resolve the lingering crises rocking the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomosho. Omoladun told journalists in Osogbo that it was saddening to note that students of the university have been subjected to ridicule and delay following the crises. The institution has remained shut for almost two years as a result of the inability of the owner states, Oyo and Osun, to fund the university. She said the continued closure of the school had made the realisation of their goals difficult, saying this has also caused untold hardship to the students. "As one of the student's ambassador, I would like to use my privileged office to appeal to the Executive Governors of Osun and Oyo States to wade into this issue to resolve the lingering crisis that has persisted. "Education they...
By Anthony Ada Abraham One of the most prestigious TV shows in Nigeria and Magazine, GA FILI GA DOKI TV and Magazine, finally unveiled its much anticipated new logo for its TV show and magazine at her award night which was graced by media personalities, politicians and entertainers from within and outside Abuja. It was Hajiya (Dr) Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu who bagged the Gafiligadoki Humanitarian Award at the just concluded event last weekend in Abuja that saw top notch personalities in attendance. Hajiya (Dr) Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, who was elated by the gesture, also thanked the organisers of the event, promising to improve in her humanitarian works and encouraging the public to be agents of change in their various fields of play. Hajiya Aliyu, who is the (National Women Leader (APC) and also president, Council of African Political Parties, promised to do everything in her power to continue to help the downtrodden of the...
  The beauty of the Nigerian entertainment industry is the kind of personalities it has produced over the years.  While some might be seen as very controversial due to their attitudes, others are like the "thug life persona" of the greatest American rap king Tupac.  ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM writes on the six most controversial Nigerian celebrities in Showbiz. Fela: Fela Anikulapo Kuti  was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights. An activist, and political maverick, he has been called "superstar, singer, musician, Panafricanist, polygamist, mystic, legend." During the height of his popularity, he was often hailed as one of Africa's most "challenging and charismatic music performers. Fela was a political giant in Africa from the 70s until his death. Kuti criticised the corruption of Nigerian government officials and the mistreatment of Nigerian citizens. He spoke of colonialism as the root of the socio-economic and political problems that plagued...