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Abuja – Media mogul Mo Abudu will chair the 47th International Emmy Awards Gala in New York.The International Emmy Award is an award that bestows recognition to the best television programs initially produced and aired outside the United States.In 2018, Abudu was elected as a director of the International Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences, the organisation responsible for the Emmys.News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the honour was announced by the Emmys @iemmys on Instagram and reposted by Abudu @moabudu.The International Emmys wrote, “EbonyLife TV (#Nigeria) CEO, Mo Abudu, will Chair the 47th International Emmy Awards Gala on November 25, in #NYC. #iemmys“As producers, we are in a unique position to share fresh, authentic, and original stories with a global audience. Our content is not limited by language or culture.“Viewers want to see stories that reflect their everyday lives—which can be found everywhere.“At EbonyLife, we believe in changing the global African narrative. And like many, we connect the world with our stories.“As a Nigerian television producer, I am honored to chair the 47th International Emmy Awards and be part of an organization that celebrates extraordinary television producers from all over the globe – Mo Abudu.”Responding to the honour, Abudu wrote on Instagram, “I am honored to chair the 47th International Emmy Awards Gala that celebrates extraordinary television producers from all over the globe.“I would like to thank the International Emmy Awards for this honour and opportunity.”NAN reports that in April, Abudu became the first African to be honoured with the MIPTV Médailles d’Honneur.Abudu has been described by Forbes as “Africa’s Most Successful Woman”. She launched Nigerian broadcaster and producer, EbonyLife TV, in 2013, producing over 1,000 hours of original programming each year.She went into filmmaking with the creation of EbonyLife Films. She is the Executive Producer of ‘Fifty’, ‘The Wedding Party’ (2016), the most successful Nollywood film ever at the Nigerian box office.She also produced ‘The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai’ (2017), the highest grossing Nollywood film of all time; and ‘Chief Daddy’ (2018), the third-highest grossing Nigerian film.In March 2018, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced a three project deal with EbonyLifeTV, the first of its kind between SPT and a Nigerian television company. (NAN)
Geneva – Developing countries, not rich Western nations, are bearing the brunt of the world’s refugee crisis and are hosting most of the record 70.8 million displaced people who have fled war and persecution, the United Nations said on Wednesday.The UN refugee agency said in its annual flagship report, Global Trends : Half of the World’s forcibly displaced are children and the 2018 total is the highest in nearly 70 years.The agency said the global figure, which comprises 25.9 million refugees, 41.3 million people uprooted within their homelands, and 3.5 million asylum-seekers, is “conservative.That is because it does not include most of the four million Venezuelans who have fled abroad since 2015 as they do not need visas or to lodge asylum claims to stay in most host countries.The agency said if the outflow continues, a total of five million Venezuelans could have left by year-end.“Certainly if the situation is not solved politically in Venezuela, with a political agreement, we will see a continuation of this exodus,” Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, told a news briefing.Venezuelans, arriving mainly in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador, formed the second biggest flow abroad last year, after Syrians fleeing to Turkey following eight years of war, the report said.“When you say Europe has a refugee emergency, or the U.S., or Australia – no. Most of the refugees are in fact in the country next to where the war is, and unfortunately that means mostly in poor countries or in middle-income countries,” Grandi said.“That’s where the crisis is, that’s need where we need to focus,” he told a news briefing.More than two-thirds of the world’s refugees come from five countries: Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar and Somalia, the report said.U.S. President Donald Trump has made reducing illegal migration along the border with Mexico one of his signature policy pledges.Central Americans reaching the United States after fleeing violence or persecution in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are entitled to request asylum, Grandi said.The United States should give such people a fair hearing and not separate children from their parents, he said, adding that his agency stood ready to help U.S. authorities’ deal with the challenge.With 254,300 asylum claims lodged in 2018, the United States is the world’s largest recipient of applications, the report said.But Grandi said the United States has a huge backlog of 800,000 cases to be processed and that his agency was also helping Mexico to beef up its capacity to handle asylum-seekers.Asked whether Trump’s policies had made the work of UNHCR more difficult, he said: “It’s not just in the United States, in Europe as well, and Australia.“This is the crisis of solidarity that I have mentioned. It is identifying refugees and migrants with a problem instead of people that are fleeing from a problem,” he said.In Europe, the issue has been heavily politicized, leaving some governments “terrified’’ to commit to take in people rescued at sea after fleeing Libya or other conflict zones, Grandi said.“So the appeal I make, now that we are in a situation where European (Parliament) elections are behind us, is to stop this electoral agitation. The numbers arriving in Europe are frankly manageable,” he said. (Reuters/NAN)
Harambee Stars defender, Joash Onyango, has visibly taken a swipe at those who have been questioning his real age by dying his beard white.The Gor Mahia man was trolled last week when Football Kenya Federation posted the ages of African Cup of Nations bound players; the central defender is 26-years old.Many argued that his appearance suggested that he was older, reigniting the never ending topic of age cheating by sportsmen in the country and the African continent at large.READ ALSO: Hillary Kiprotich: Police reveal 'female' athlete with global marathon records is a manOn Monday evening, Football Kenya Federation posted pictures of Joash's new look. He was spotted with a blonde bearded look, perhaps embracing the 'old man' label some fans have pinned on him.Needless to say, the defender will remain key man for coach Sebastien Migne in Egypt as he has been throughout Kenya's AFCON campaign.With Brian Mandela out of the tournament, the former Western Stima and West Kenya Sugar FC man is expected to partner Musa Mohamed at the heart of Kenyan defense.READ ALSO: Install Pitch Football app for FREE to easily access stats, news and live updatesOnyango and the rest of Stars players are currently in France finalising their African Cup of Nations preparations ahead of the tournament that will kick off on Friday in Egypt.Kenya had been pooled in group C alongside Senegal, Algeria and Tanzania. They begin their campaign against Algeria on Sunday, June 23, 11pm East African Time (EAT), before batting out against neighbors Tanzania.Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Nigeria's Super Eagles kicked off their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign against Burundi at the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday.Having staged their return to the competition for the first time since 2013 when they won the title in South Africa under late coach Stephen Keshi.NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng We have updated to serve you betterCan Nigeria win AFCON 2019 with the current crop of players? - Legit TV
Big Brother Naija's Leo Dasilver has got internet users debating after tweeting that couples need to get to know their partners sexuality first before they finally commit to the lifetime journey.According to Leo, he is not trying to promote sex before marriage, but to ensure that everything is place, partners need to be aware of themselves sexually. He went on to say that the stories he is getting in his direct messages on the platform are totally mind-blowing, hence , his recent tweet.Before you get married, be very sure of the sexuality of your partner - BBNaija Leo DasilvaSource: Instagram'I'm not trying to promote sex before marriage or anything like that. If you want to fornicate or not, that's between you and your God. I'm just advising you all that it's important to know your partners sexuality while getting to know them, do not ignore that aspect,' he wrote.READ ALSO: Openly gay man gets born-again, becomes an evangelistSee some reactions to his post below:PAY ATTENTION: Get your daily relationship tips and advice on Africa Love Aid groupJust recently, Legit.ng reported how Nigerian gay activist, Bisi Alimi, revealed that he was diagnosed of HIV 15 years ago and he's been on medication for 10 years. Bisi Alimi advised his followers and fans to always check their status and stay safe. He went on to explain how he's been living a healthy life even with the virus.NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng We keep evolving to serve our readers better.Nigeria News Today: James Brown - I am not GAY; police arrested me despite my HIV status | Legit TV
- Police have given updates on the kidnap of Dayo Adewole, a son of the immediate past minister of health- Adewole's son was said to have been arrested while going to his farm in Afijio local government of Oyo state- The police said the vehicle used by the gunmen to kidnap Dayo had been recoveredPolice authorities in Oyo state have recovered vehicles used for the kidnapping of Dayo Adewole, the son of immediate past minister of health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on his farm at Iroko village in the evening of Tuesday, June 18.Legit.ng's regional reporter in Ibadan, Ridwan Kolawole, reports that Dayo was on his way to his farm located near Fiditi in Afijio local government area of Oyo state, when he was kidnapped by unknown men.READ ALSO: NAIJ.com upgrades to Legit.ng: a letter from our Editor-in-Chief Bayo OlupohundaIt was learnt that while confirming the kidnap, the police public relations officer, Gbenga Fadeyi, said combined security agents have been deployed to ensure safe release of the kidnapped son of former minister.Fadeyi said while the vehicle used for the kidnap had been recovered, a combined team of Operation Puff Adder, Rapid Response Squad and Anti-kidnapping team were on the trail of the kidnappers.He appealed to the public to volunteer information that may assist in the rescue operation.The Oniroko of Iroko, Oba Olasunkanmi Abioye Opeola, Kurunloju 1, who alerted a radio station in Ibadan of the kidnap said hunters have launched manhunt for the kidnappers.Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that some unknown gunmen on Tuesday, June 18, abducted Dayo Adewole, who is the son of the immediate past minister of health, Professor Isaac Adewole.It was reported that the situation compelled the Osun-born former minister to cut short his trip abroad.The abductors were yet to contact the family on their motive and the condition of their victim. A source quoted in the report stated that Dayo Adewole was waylaid at gunpoint on his farm in Iroko, near Fiditi in Afijio local government area of Oyo state at about 6pm.READ ALSO: Edo Assembly: 16 APC lawmakers-elect deny invitation to inaugurationNAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!NAIJ.com visits kidnappers' den discovered in Lagos | - on Legit TV
- Lionel Messi and Ronaldo have been the major stars in football for the past ten years- These two players have scored incredible goals and have won Ballon d'Or five times each- But Messi has scored more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo against top FIFA 50 teamsBarcelona superstar Lionel Messi and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo are arguably the best football stars in the world considering their achievements so far.Unlike Ronaldo who has played for many clubs before joining Juventus, Lionel Messi has never played for any other club in his career than Barcelona.Messi and Ronaldo have been in the top form their careers for the past ten years in which no player has been able to come close to their records.PAY ATTENTION: Install Pitch Football App for FREE to get the latest football News & ScoresThey have both won the Ballon d'Or award fives times each, and they are also in the run to win the next crown.Ronaldo has found a fair amount of success with Portugal winning Euro 2016 and the Nations League, while Messi has never won a major international trophy with Argentina.But one major trophy which remains a nightmare for the duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano is the World Cup in which they failed to make an impact at the 2018 edition in Russia.They are expected to play in the next World Cup in Qatar which could be their last for their respective nations.READ ALSO: Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed as La Liga ask fans in post to choose their legendHowever, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more international goals than Messi as the Portuguese currently has 88, while the Argentine has 67.But Lionel Messi has an edge over Ronaldo in one area as the Barcelona star has netted 56 against FIFA's top 50 ranked nations, while Ronaldo has only scored 35.Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi named himself and rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, as the best players in the world.Football fans, pundits and players have for a longtime been embroiled in the debate on who is the best footballer between Ronaldo and Messi, with opinion often divided on who is better.NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng We have updated to serve you betterSuper Eagles will avoid World Cup mistakes at AFCON 2019 - John Ogu| Legit TV
Dennis Amachree, former Assistant Director of the Department of State Services, DSS, has given insight into why the Service cannot stop President Muhammadu Buhari from appointing people with questionable certificates as Ministers.Amachree explained that the agency always point out those with certificate issues in its reports after carrying out a background checks on potential Ministers.Featuring on Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily, Amachree said after the agency’s screening and report, appointment of those with certificate scandal were at the discretion of what he termed “political principalities”.According to Amachree: “Some of these things, certificate scandals are discovered. The SSS will not tell you this person ‘don’t take him, this person is fit, take him’. We do intelligence report and submit it to the President. And in the report, I am sure it will be included that this person’s certificate is not correct.“And then of course, in taking a decision, they can overlook that certificate part of it and that is why sometimes you see situations where somebody’s certificate is faulty and he has to take a bow.“There are two different kinds of screening that are being done by the SSS and by the legislators in the Senate. What the SSS does is to do a positive vetting. Positive vetting encompasses the background of the subject where we go in and find out which schools you attended, whether your certificates are correct. It is a normal thing. Companies do it to ensure that the certificate a person is presenting is not a ‘Toronto’ (fake) one.”In 2018, former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, was involved in certificate scandal as she was accused of forging her National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, discharge certificate.Similarly, the immediate past Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu had admitted that he never went for the compulsory NYSC programme despite graduating before the age of 30.
A 21-year-old man, Efoghae Friday, has confessed to stealing an underwear belonging to a grand mother, Modupe Adekoya, who lives in a three-bedroom flat on 15, Olorunsogo Street, Basiri, Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital, and selling same for N2,000.DAILY POST gathered that policemen attached to the Irewolede Police station apprehended Friday, Tuesday afternoon after a report was made by a relative of the old woman whose underwear was stolen.The suspect and three others arrested in connection with the crime, were later transferred to the New Iyin police station on Bank Road, Ado Ekiti same day.The suspect, according to police source, confessed to committing the crime by going to steal the undergarment belonging to the old woman, which were hung to dry under the sun.Madam Adekoya, while explaining her ordeal to newsmen, said: ” I know Friday very well as he usually come to assist me in doing some domestic chores at home. To appreciate him, I use to give him meals but I never thought he could do this.“I had washed my pants and put two of them out to dry at about 3am on June 10, at the corridor in my house. But when I went to remove it the next morning, I found out that one was missing, then I raised the alarm.“After series of investigations, a relative who suspected Friday called him and they urged him to confess promising not to be angry with him. He did eventually confessed to stealing the underwear and that was when we invited the police to arrest him.” When he was arrested, he took the police to the house of some three boys he claimed one of them had asked him to fetch the underwear and promised to give him N2,000,” she said.The family of Madam Adekoya have since hired a lawyer, Layi Obisesan, to ensure that the matter is pursued to a logical conclusion.They are also demanding that the police investigate the matter to the latter, charge Friday and others to court and also ensure that Madam Adekoya’s underwear is recovered.Speaking on their behalf, Obisesan said: “We want the police to charge the case to court since Friday has made confessions that he stole the underwear. He even gave the colour of the underwear he stole which was identified as Madam Adekoya’s. He also gave the location from where he stole it. He said he was asked to bring the underwear by one Enyinma who lives around Irewolede area of Basiri in Ado Ekiti. “
Enugu – The Police Command in Enugu State said that irate mob had injured members of a gang suspected of vandalising rail lines and robbing residents living around Holy Ghost axis of Enugu.The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement on Wednesday in Enugu that the incident happened on June 17.Amaraizu explained that residents descended heavily and inflicted injuries on the hoodlums shortly after they allegedly robbed a woman of her valuables.“It was gathered that one of the hoodlums later identified as Ebube Egbo of Amuri community in Nkanu West Local Government Area and other gang members had engaged plain-cloth operatives on surveillance duties at the rail line with guns and matchetes.“However, luck ran out of them as irate mob descended heavily on them before the arrival of reinforcement team from Central Police Station, Enugu.“The suspected hoodlums were critically injured by the irate mob, who had sworn to assist the police end rail line vandalism and robbery incidents,’’ he said.The police spokesman said that the police reinforcement team recovered the suspects’ weapons and took the injured among them to a nearby hospital, where one of them was later confirmed dead by a doctor on duty.Amaraizu said that one of the surviving but injured hoodlums, Egbo, had been helping police operatives in their investigations.It would be recalled that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Sulaiman Balarabe, had earlier directed for a full scale patrol and surveillance of the rail line axis following complaints of robberies.Police operatives had embarked on aggressive surveillance and patrol of the axis with a view to unmask those behind the crimes. (NAN)
Ibadan – The Police Command, Oyo State on Wednesday confirmed the kidnapped of Mr Dayo Adewole, the son of former Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole.Dayo was allegedly kidnapped on Tuesday at about 6 p.m, at gunpoint on his farm in Iroko, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, SP Olugbega Fadeyi,told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan that the police were in serious chase of the suspected kidnappers.Fadeyi said that the police got the information that four armed men went to the farm to kidnap the young man and they immediately gave the armed men a hot chase.He also said that the police team, led by Area Commander, Moniya, gave the chase and the vehicle allegedly used for the kidnap of Dayo was recovered in a bush.“We have continued to give a serious manhunt for the rescue of the victim.“The anti-kidnapping squad, police patrol men among others have been deployed so that the young man can be rescue,” the PPRO said.When asked if he was aware whether the kidnappers have contacted the victim’s family, Fadeyi said he was not aware of that.Effort to get reaction from the former Minister, Adewole, proof abortive as call put to him was not going through. (NAN)