Starboy applauds back at Davido for shading him


​Following a post Davido shared on Snapchat on Saturday, June 17, after the release of Wizkid’s single, “Sounds from the other side”, Wizkid’s reply showed that he will not be taking shades lying down.Davido wrote in his post, “Nah ‘pon pon’ sounds dey reign now oooo! No Jonze, all other sounds na the least for now. Lmao!”Wizkid took to his Twitter account to put Davido in his place, asking him to “catch up or stay local.”Ouch!We all know that the friendship between the two has been fragile at best, held together by a thin thread.This little exchange may be the needle that breaks the camels back.

By Adeyemo Femi. 

Gov appoints 17 new Perm Sec and retires 16


​A statement by Mr Jide Orintunsin, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the governor, said that the governor also directed the Permanent Secretaries to proceed on immediate retirement leave.He said that eight serving Permanent Secretaries would be retained while two others, who have been acting had their appointments confirmed.“The governor also approved the appointment of 17 new Permanent Secretaries into the state civil service for efficiency of the service.”“The ongoing exercise and changes in the civil service is to allow for the emergence of a new crop of leadership, reinvigorate the service and entrench equity and fairness.”“The creation of three additional ministries and employment of 250 graduates into the state’s civil service is part of efforts to harness the potentials of the workforce and enhance efficiency in service delivery,’’ he said.The governor’s aide listed the new ministries to include; the Ministry of Forestry and Animal Resources, Ministry of Solid Minerals Development and Ministry of Culture and Tourism, bringing the number of ministries in the state to 18 from 15.“The creation of the new ministries is to enable us as government harness our full potential in the state.”“I have also directed the State Civil Service Commission to immediately recruit 250 graduates from the 25 Local Government Areas into the state civil service.”“ In addition, I have also approved the appointment of 17 new Permanent Secretaries based on merit and with immediate effect,” he said.Orintunsin said that the state public service has been intensely exposed to damaging partisanship and external influences, adding that such practice had compromised their integrity and created negative perceptions.

By Femzy. 

Airline apologises to thwarted actress.

Mercy Johnson’s flight was not cancelled as alleged but rather, it was delayed for three hours due to a technical issue with the operating aircraft.Prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight, the operating aircraft had a snag and as a safety conscious airline, we had to ground the aircraft for our engineers to rectify the problem. This is a standard operating procedure.In order to minimise the disruption to the travel plans of our passengers, we had to divert an aircraft to Calabar for the Lagos-bound passengers.The delay lasted only three hours and the passengers were kept abreast of the development.We sincerely apologise to the affected passengers and want to assure them of a safe, on-time and friendly service at all times. It’s a new Arik Air and our frequent flyers can attest to this fact. “Meanwhile, on March 14, 2017, Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello , appointed Mrs Johnson from Okehi LGA alongside 53 others “as Senior Special Assistants to the Governor into the various offices in the administration”.

By Adeyemo Femi. 

President will seek re-election in 2019.

The BCO stated this on Monday, May 29, 2017 when it assembled 14 Imams and six pastors to offer prayers for Buhari’s quick recovery.Acting national coordinator of the organisation, Danladi Pasali expressed optimism that the remaining two years in the first phase of the administration would be better.The BCO said the Buhari-led government had impacted positively on Nigerians than the 16-years of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) .Pasali said Buhari had within the last two years laid the foundation for good governance in Nigeria.He said that if Buhari does not contest in 2019, disgruntled forces would take over and destroy the country.“Buhari’s second coming in 2019 is important for the survival of Nigeria,” Pasali said.“Except he returns in 2019, this country will be destroyed; and we can assure you that Mr President will contest again. BCO appreciates the progress made so far towards ensuring security, revitalising the economy and tackling corruption,” he added.

By Adeyemo Femi

TISA savage and son Jamil. 

The adorable youngster was seen in an elevator with his mum singing the chorus of her song ‘All Over’.Sharing a video from the moment via IG, she wrote,”So one day I was singing my song and out of nowhere my son started singing along. I was so shocked and emotional and happy and teary. My tiny baby of just yesterday is growing so fast.Every development I witness is like a miracle just like when he started walking or when he started school. Didn’t even mean to write this much but my little man is everything to me.I love him sooooo much, my world, my lil jam jam. Na because of you wey I get goosebumps… My baby is quite shy as well. “This comes after Teebillz maintained that his marriage to Tiwa Savage remains strong despite strong challenges in the past.The music executive also revealed that he is currently working on being a better person, while also dismissing rumours of divorce concerning them.

Wizkid  wins Big with Drake At billboard Awards


Nigeria’s top singer Wizkid has scooped several honours with Canadian Drake in the 2017 BillBoard Music Awards in Las Vegas, United States of America.Wizkid’s collabo with Drake and Tyla won for Top Streaming Strong (Audio) for the song, One Dance.One Dance also won the Top R&B song and also the Top R&B collaboration.However, Wizkid and Drake’s One Dance failed to win the Top Selling Song.The work lost to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”Drake and Beyonce were big winners in the night.Drake won Top Male Artist, beating Justin Bieber and Weeknd.Beyonce won Top Female Artist, edging out Adele, Ariana Grande, Rihanna and Sia.Drake also won Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist and Top Song Sales Artist.

All the Winners:

Top Artist:

Adele

Beyonce

Justin Bieber

The Chainsmokers

Drake

Ariana Grande

Shawn Mendes

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

The Weeknd

Top New Artist:

Alessia Cara

Desiigner

Lil Uzi Vert

Lukas Graham

Zayn

Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity:

Luke Bryan

Nicki Minaj

The Chainsmokers

The Weeknd

Twenty One Pilots

Top Male Artist:

Justin Bieber

Drake — WINNER

Future

Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd

Top Female Artist:

Adele

Beyonce — WINNER

Ariana Grande

Rihanna

Sia

Top Duo/Group:

The Chainsmokers

Coldplay

Florida Georgia Line

Guns N’ Roses

Twenty One Pilots — WINNER

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Beyonce

Drake — WINNER

Prince

Twenty One Pilots

The Weeknd

Top Hot 100 Artist:

The Chainsmokers

Drake — WINNER

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist:

The Chainsmokers

Drake — WINNER

Prince

Justin Timberlake

Twenty One Pilots

Top Radio Songs Artist:

Justin Bieber

The Chainsmokers

Drake

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots — WINNER

Top Streaming Songs Artist:

The Chainsmokers

Desiigner

Drake — WINNER

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

Top Social Artist:

Justin Bieber

BTS

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist:

Justin Bieber

Beyonce — WINNER

Coldplay

Guns N’ Roses

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Top R&B Artist:

Beyonce — WINNER

Bruno Mars

Frank Ocean

Rihanna

The Weeknd

Top R&B Tour:

Beyonce — WINNER

Lionel Richie

Rihanna

Top Rap Artist:

J. Cole

Desiigner

Drake — WINNER

Future

Rae Sremmurd

Top Rap Tour

Drake — WINNER

Future

Kanye West

Top Country Artist:

Florida Georgia Line

Blake Shelton

Keith Urban

Chris Stapleton

Jason Aldean

Top Country Tour:

Luke Bryan

Kenny Chesney — WINNER

Dixie Chicks

Top Rock Artist:

Coldplay

The Lumineers

Metallica

Twenty One Pilots — WINNER

X Ambassadors

Top Rock Tour:

Coldplay — WINNER

Guns N’ Roses

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Top Latin Artist:

J Balvin

Juan Gabriel — WINNER

Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho

Maluma

Nicky Jam

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

The Chainsmokers — WINNER

Calvin Harris

Major Lazer

DJ Snake

Lindsey Stirling

Top Christian Artist:

Lauren Daigle — WINNER

Hillsong Worship

Hillary Scott & the Family

Skillet

Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist:

Jekalyn Carr

Kirk Franklin — WINNER

Travis Greene

Tamela Mann

Hezekiah Walker

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Beyonce, Lemonade

Drake, Views

Rihanna, Anti

Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface

The Weeknd, Starboy

Top Soundtrack/Cast Album:

Hamilton: An American Musical — WINNER

Moana

Purple Rain

Suicide Squad: The Album

Trolls

Top R&B Album:

Beyonce, Lemonade — WINNER

Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

Frank Ocean, Blonde

Rihanna, Anti

The Weeknd, Starboy

Top Rap Album:

J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only

Drake, Views — WINNER

Kevin Gates, Isla

DJ Khaled, Major Key

A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Service

Top Country Album:

Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know

Florida Georgia Line, Dig Your Roots

Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest

Chris Stapleton, Traveller — WINNER

Keith Urban, Ripcord

Top Rock Album:

The Lumineers, Cleopatra

Metallica, Hardwired…To Self Destruct — WINNER

Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool

Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Getaway

Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface

Top Latin Album:

J Balvin, Energia

CNCO, Primera Cita

Juan Gabriel, Los Duo 2 — WINNER

Juan Gabriel, Vestido De Etiqueta: Por Eduardo Magallanes

Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, Recuerden Mi Estilo

Top Dance/Electronic Album:

The Chainsmokers, Bouquet

The Chainsmokers, Collage

Flume, Skin

Kygo, Cloud Nine

Lindsey Stirling, Brave Enough — WINNER