Davido: “I See Nobody As Competition, Wizkid Is Not A Threat”

The Skelewu crooner, Davido, opened up exclusively on news surrounding his controversial videos for his hit single Skelewu.

Davido opens up and says he isn’t scared of competition and has never viewed fellow singer, Wizkid as a threat.

“Not at all. The rumour is cool, but I see nobody as competition or threat. God is behind me, so I just go into the studio, do my music and everything is fine. I develop and write most of my songs in the studio. I’m not afraid of competition or the fact that some person will just appear on the scene and take the shine. After all, I did it to some people, so I expect that it is something that must happen to everyone because you can’t be shining forever. But once you are good to others, make good music, have loyal fans, that’s all that matters.”

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Short Stop: Famous Duo, Aki And Pawpaw Stopped From Shooting Movie in Kumasi, Ghana

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Infamous comic duo Aki and Pawpaw have been abruptly stopped from shooting a movie in Kumasi with other actors including Kwadjo ‘Liwin’ Nkansah.

The surprising bad news came from the Film Producers’ Association of Ghana (FIPAG), this was due to the fact that the director of the movie had breached some of the association’s regulations.

Mr. Michael Ola, PRO for the association who disclosed this in an exclusive interview with NYDJ live explained the association had no qualms with the duo but believed the right procedure had to be followed especially when the new executives of the association had laid out new strategies to make the industry a better one.

Online West African Examination Council (WAEC) Result Checker – WAEC Direct Online


West African Examination Council (WAEC) has created portal for candidates that have either May/June or November/December West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) to check their results online with the use of a scratch cards.

If you want to check your result online, these are the six easy steps to follow:

1.   Enter your 10-digit WAEC Examination Number.
(This is your 7-Digit centre number followed by your 3-digit candidate number eg. 4123456789)
2.   Enter the 4 digits of your Examination Year eg. 2002
3.   Select the Type of Examination
4.   Enter the Card Serial Number found on the reverse side of your Scratch card.
5.   Enter the Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your Scratch card
6.   Click Submit and wait for the results window to come up

NB: It is possible to check your result from 1991 up till current examination year.

Nigerian Actors and Actresses ‘Nollywood Crooners’

Here is the list of popular Nigerian actors and actresses who shape the presence and future of Nollywood. There are also some actors and actresses from Ghana and Cameroon because of their roles in Nollywood films.

Can you spot your favourite actor / actress? Simply reply to this post and state the name of the actor / actress and why you have chosen him / her.

You can also post the picture of your favourite actor / actress. If any name is missing, please add it as a reply to this post. Thanks.

It’s FUN!

1.   2Face Idibia
2.   Abergail Brigette Plaatjes
3.   Ada Ameh
4.   Ada Aronu
5.   Adaora Ukoh
6.   Afam Okereke
7.   Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde
8.   Akume Akume
9.   Alex Lopez
10.   Amaechi Muonagor
11.   Anita Hogan
12.   Ashley Nwosu
13.   Azizat Sadiq
14.   Barbara Ukattah
15.   Benedict Johnson
16.   Benita Nzeribe
17.   Bimbo Akintola
18.   Blessing Effiom
19.   Bob-Manuel Obidimma Udokwu
20.   Bruno Iwuoha
21.   Bukky Ajayi
22.   Camilla Mberekpe
23.   Caroline Ekanem
24.   Charles Inojie
25.   Charles Novia
26.   Charles Okafor
27.   Chidi Ihezie-Okafor
28.   Chidi Mokeme
29.   Chiege Alisigwe
30.   Chigozie Atuanya
31.   Chika Ike
32.   Chinedu Osita
33.   Chinelo Ndigwe
34.   Chinyere Wilfred
35.   Chioma Chukwuka
36.   Chiwetalu Agu
37.   Chris Bassey
38.   Clarion Chukwura
39.   Clem Ohameze
40.   Cynthia Agholor
41.   Darlene Benson-Cobham
42.   Desmond Elliot
43.   Dickson Iroegbu
44.   Ebele Okaro
45.   Ebube Nwagbo
46.   Ejike Asiegbu
47.   Ekwi Onwuemene
48.   Emeka Ani
49.   Emeka Enyiocha
50.   Emeka Ike
51.   Emeka Okoro
52.   Emeka Ossai
53.   Emem Isong
54.   Emma Ayalogu
55.   Empress Njamah
56.   Enebeli Elebuwa
57.   Eric Nwadinobi
58.   Ernest Obi – Actor/ Producer/Director
59.   Eucharia Anunobi-Ekwu
60.   Fabian Adibe
61.   Femi Brainard
62.   Femi Branch
63.   Florence Onuma
64.   Franca Brown
65.   Francis Duru
66.   Fred Amata
67.   Fred Aseroma
68.   Funmi Holder
69.   Genevieve Nnaji
70.   Gentle Jack
71.   Georgina Onuoha
72.   Grace Amah
73.   Hank Anuku
74.   Hilda Dokubo
75.   Ibinabo Fiberesima
76.   Ifeoma Okeke
77.   Ijeoma Imo
78.   Ine Ikpe
79.   Ini Edo
80.   Jackie Appiah
81.   jennifer Awazie
82.   Jennifer Chioma Eliogu
83.   Jeta Amata
84.   Jide Kosoko
85.   Jim Iyke
86.   Jim Lawson Maduike
87.   Joan Agabi
88.   John Okafor ( Mr Ibu)
89.   Johnpaul Nwadike
90.   Joke Silva
91.   JT Tom West
92.   Judith Mazagwu
93.   Juliet Ibrahim
94.   Jummai Joseph
95.   Justus Esiri
96.   Kalu Ikeagwu
97.   Kanayo .O. Kanayo
98.   Kate Henshaw-Nuttal
99.   Kelvin Ideduba
100.   Kenneth Chukwu
101.   Kenneth Okonkwo
102.   Keppy Bassey Ekpenyong
103.   King Joe Okechukwu
104.   Ladi Torty
105.   Lancelot Imasuen
106.   Lanre Balogun
107.   Larry Kolsweat
108.   Leo Mezie
109.   Lilian Bach
110.   Liz Benson
111.   Lola Alao
112.   Lola Alao
113.   Mark Georgewill
114.   Mary Remy
115.   Mary Uranta
116.   Maureen Solomon
117.   Mercy Johnson
118.   Michael Ezuruonye
119.   Michael Okon
120.   Monalisa Chinda
121.   Moses Armstrong
122.   Nadia Buari
123.   Name: Racheal Tabuno Oniga
124.   Nana Ama McBrown
125.   Ngozi Ezeonu
126.   Ngozi Nwosu
127.   Nkem Owoh
128.   Nkiru Sylvanus
129.   Nobert Young
130.   Nonso Diobi
131.   Nse Ikpe Etim
132.   Nuella Njubigbo
133.   Oby Edozie
134.   Oby Kechere (Ms Koi Koi)
135.   Ofiafuluagu Mbaka
136.   Oge Okoye
137.   Okey Bakassi
138.   Olu Jacobs
139.   Omoni Oboli Sophie
140.   Omotola Ekeinde
141.   Onyeka Onwenu
142.   Padita Agu
143.   Pat Attah
144.   Patience Ozokwor
145.   Patrick Doyle
146.   Paul Obazele
147.   Pete Edochie
148.   Peter Bruno
149.   Queen Nwokoye
150.   Ramsey Nouah
151.   Regina Askia
152.   Remi Oshodi
153.   Rich Oganiru
154.   Richard Mofe Damijo
155.   Rita Dominic
156.   Rita Edochie
157.   Rita Nzelu
158.   Rukky Sanda
159.   Saidi Balogun
160.   Saint Obi
161.   Sam Dede
162.   Sam Loco Efe
163.   Sam Uche Anyamele
164.   Sandra Achums
165.   Segun Arinze
166.   Shan George
167.   Sharon Ezeamaka
168.   Smith Asante
169.   Sola Sobowale
170.   Sophia Tchidi Chikere
171.   Stella Damasus-Aboderin
172.   Steph-Nora Okere
173.   Susan Patrick
174.   Thelma Nwosu
175.   Thelma Okoduwa
176.   Tonto Dike
177.   Tony Umez
178.   Tuvi James
179.   Uche Ama Abriel ( Osotule)
180.   Uche Elendu
181.   Uche Iwuji
182.   Uche Jombo
183.   Uche Michael
184.   Uchenna Ogbodo
185.   Ufuoma Ejonobor
186.   Van Vicker
187.   Vanessa Nzediegwu
188.   Victor Osuagwu
189.   Vida Darko
190.   Yemi Blaq
191.   Yemi Solade
192.   Yvonne Jegede
193.   Zack Orji
194.   Zulu Adigwe

The African Guarantee Fund (AGF), the GICAM and Consortium of Banks Sign a Protocol Agreement to Finance and Support SME Businesses in Cameroon

The African Guarantee Fund (AGF), the GICAM and Consortium of Banks Sign a Protocol Agreement to Finance and Support SME Businesses in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Cameroon, October 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (AGF) (www.africanguaranteefund.com) has today signed a protocol agreement worth USD 100 million with the GICAM and a consortium of banks (SGBC, BICEC, Afriland First Bank, Ecobank, BGFI) to set up a pilot project for financing and support Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) in Cameroon.

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The inaccessibility of finance is a major obstacle to small business growth and development, with only 20% of African SMEs receiving a credit line from a financial institution. The facilities received under this project will allow Cameroonian SMEs to position themselves competitively on the market of the Central African region and Nigeria.

Commenting on this transaction, GICAM’s President, Andre Fotso said: “This one-of a kind agreement reaffirms GICAM’s commitment to support small and medium-sized businesses and will further enable the SME sector play a critical role in the socio-economic development of Cameroon.”

It comes just weeks after AGF signed a USD 50 million guarantee facility agreement with Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (“Ecobank”), the leading pan-African banking group.

Also speaking, M. Felix Bikpo, the Chief Executive Officer of AGF added: “This agreement is of great significance as it provides a platform through which Cameroonian SMEs will be assisted not only in getting increased access to financing, but also capacity development support to enhance their managerial capabilities. This Partnership is another manifestation of AGF’s role as the missing link to increasing the financing of African SMEs by banks and non-bank financial institutions”.

Nigerian rights body to probe demolition of houses

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The Nigerian human rights body has said it would conduct public hearings into the demolition of houses and forced evictions by authorities across the country, which have been condemned by Amnesty International.

The public hearings will be held in November in the four major cities of Abuja, Lagos, Enugu and Kano, said the governing council of the state-sponsored National Human Rights Commission in a communique issued at the end of a two-day meeting in the capital city.

Officials demolished a large waterfront slum in the economic capital Lagos in mid-2012, a move that left thousands of people homeless.

The Makoko settlement consists of rows of shanties perched on stilts in the lagoon of Lagos, one of the world’s largest cities with an estimated population of roughly 15 million.

The Lagos state government said in a letter to residents days before the demolition that their “unwholesome structures on the waterfront” amounted to an “environmental nuisance”.

Amnesty International last year condemned the government of southern Rivers state for evicting without proper warning up to 20,000 people from a waterfront shanty community in the oil hub of Port Harcourt.

The Nigerian rights body also said it had looked into an interim report on the killings of alleged squatters in the Apo area of Abuja in September.

Nigerian forces claim they fought a gun battle with Islamist insurgents in the capital Abuja on September 20, but statements from witnesses and the US embassy suggest those involved were squatters.

Nigeria’s main intelligence agency said Islamist Boko Haram fighters opened fire on security agents in the capital as the latter were searching for a weapons cache in a building under construction.

However, a security message from the US embassy about what appeared to be the same incident suggested those involved may in fact have been squatters.

Police in Abuja told AFP that a number of people were killed in the incident, but declined to provide figures.

Several witnesses injured in the shoot-out told AFP in an Abuja hospital that eight people were killed, describing the victims as unarmed squatters.

Nigerian security forces have been accused of major abuses, including the killing of civilians and arbitrary arrests, though they consistently deny the allegations.

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AfDB Increases its Capital in Atlantic Coast Regional Fund to Support Local Private Sector Growth in Africa

AfDB Increases its Capital in Atlantic Coast Regional Fund to Support Local Private Sector Growth in Africa

TUNIS, Tunisia, October 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) approved on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 an additional US $10 million equity investment in Atlantic Coast Regional Fund (ACRF), a 10-year US$ 72 million generalist private equity fund whose area of focus includes fragile states and low income countries in Western and Central Africa. Through this targeting of growth and expansion oriented opportunities in the region; supporting indigenous entrepreneurs and converting promising local enterprises into regional players, ACRF is contributing to the development of the region’s Private Sector. AfDB’s financial contribution will therefore enable ACRF to scale up its operations and thus its contribution to poverty reduction, economic growth, capital markets development and regional integration.

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ACRF is managed by the Advanced Finance & Investment Group (“AFIG Funds”), a Mauritius-registered limited liability company headquartered in Dakar with offices. AFIG’s investment team has over 40 years of combined experience in Africa. With this additional investment, AfDB is participating in the recapitalization of ACRF, and supplementing its earlier investment of US $15 million in 2007. This additional investment is informed by the Fund’s implementation progress and performance to date. As of September 2013, ACRF had made seven investments in 6 countries and the Fund manager had generated a strong deals pipeline of up to US$140 million.

The additional investment will increase development impact and economic benefits through the creation of new jobs in downstream commercial infrastructure and expansion projects sector. The Fund has to date contributed to sustain 1,821 jobs of which 508 are held by women and also helped create 86 new ones. The recapitalization is expected to result in creation of an estimated over 2000 additional jobs and help to leverage additional investments in target companies. ACRF’s new investments will augment revenues to governments in the targeted region; facilitate technology transfer and development of local entrepreneurship. The investments are also expected to contribute to infrastructure development and regional integration.

The proposed investment is aligned with the AfDB’s Private Sector Operations Strategy to support entrepreneurship, thereby contributing to job creation and increased exports. AfDB’s participation in recapitalization will reassure other participating DFIs and provide comfort to minority African investors of the Fund. The capital increase will enhance the Fund Managers’ involvement in community development and business promotion activities in the region.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Contacts:

Sabrina Hadjadj Aoul, Senior Communications Officer, T. +216 71 10 26 21 / C. +216 98 70 98 43 / s.hadjadjaoul@afdb.org

Lilian Macharia, Principal Investment Officer, T. +27 12 003 6900 Ext 8453/ l.macharia@afdb.org

About the African Development Bank Group

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) is Africa’s premier development finance institution. It comprises three distinct entities: the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Nigeria Trust Fund (NTF). On the ground in 29 African countries with an external office in Japan, the AfDB contributes to the economic development and the social progress of its 53 regional member states.

For more information: j.mp/AfDB_Media

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Ahly want to stage CL final in Cairo

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Al Ahly have proposed to host Orlando Pirates in the second leg of the Orange Caf Champions League final at the Cairo Stadium instead of Arab Contractors Stadium, the club have said.

Ahly have protested against the decision by authorites to move the game to the Arab Contractors stdium citing the poor condition of the pitch.

Authorities have yet to agree whether the game should be moved to the Cairo stadium but Ahly have claimed stadium officials have given their green light.

Ahly who play Pirates on Saturday in the first leg have been playing all their Champions League matches at Hurghada’s Gouna Stadium this season behind closed doors.

Fans would be allowed to attend the final but it remains unclear if a limited number would be authorised for the game.

PICZ- Lady Gaga Performs Completely Naked At London Show

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Lady Gaga is obviously crazy. She performed completely naked at a London gay club on Saturday night. She began her performance at G.A.Y in this long, white petticoat-style gown, and later took off her dress in front of the audience. See more below;  CS50324234Lady-Gaga-perform-2646698 CS50324249Lady-Gaga-perform-2646702

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PICZ Ciara Shows Off Her 15 Carat Engagement Ring

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Ciara and her boyfriend of ten months, singer Future, got engaged on her birthday four days ago. The excited pop star has now shared photos of her 15-carat $500k engagement ring.rs_634x1024-131028154433-634-ciara-ring.ls.102813

Future designed the stunning piece of jewellery with jewellers from Avianne & Co and named it Past Present and Future Emerald Cut Diamond Ring.