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A cab driver narrates how he helped a Caucasian lady discover that her boyfriend is a Yahoo boy after she offered him N50K.

The driver known as @Max_J619 shared via his X account that the lady had boarded his car which was booked for her by the boyfriend.

During the drive, the boyfriend had called her and spoke to him in pidgin about delaying her and promising to ‘sort’ him when he gets to the destination.

He revealed that during the drive, the lady had spoken to him about her boyfriend’s lifestyle and wanted to know how the so-called Yahoo boys live and how to identify them.

The driver stated that he was compelled to give a vivid description of who a Yahoo boy is and how they live, and the details seem to have fit in properly with that of her boyfriend.

Read his full narration below:

“So yesterday I got a request to pick up a white woman from the island to the mainland. Her Nigerian boyfriend, whom I was to take her to, did the booking. He called and said, “boss abeg, no follow her talk anything. She too dey ask questions and her mouth no dey stay on place”.

“Another thing be say, you go find way delay her, cos I tell her say I dey house and I no dey, so e no go make sense if you carry her come and I no dey house.”. I asked, “Where you come dey baba?” He replied, “Omo, I dey Island o, just delay her, I go sort you out, bro.”.

“Immediately after he said the “sort” word, I knew I had work to do (to save a brother). I finally picked the women up, and we zoomed off. I made sure not to engage her; just focus, drive, and mind my business. She was with a camera, so she kept snapping as we drove. Few minutes into the trip.

“She engaged me in formalities and asked a few questions about myself and Nigeria. She also talked about herself and her country. Well, these were friendly questions/conversations, so I answered cautiously. When she saw I took her bait, she went for the kill by saying, “I’m going to see my boyfriend, but he’s been acting up strangely.”.”Each time I call, he’s always home on his laptop, asked him so many times what he’s into and keep getting the same answer: “Tech”. “I’m confused, I feel he’s jobless because the house he’s living in, car he’s driving and laptop, I got them all for him”. “My money, my sweat”.

“You’re a Nigerian, so please could you tell me who and what a Yahoo boy is?” “Look, I’m going to give you extra money if you tell me, because I need to be sure I’m not wasting my time.”. Naso she comot mint one thousand Naira bundle (50k). “It’s all yours; just tell me, please.”

“Without hiding my love for money, I told her what I knew about the Yahoo lifestyle and how she could tell if her man was into it. She was satisfied with everything I said. Meanwhile, the guy kept calling in between the trip, and I assured him not to worry that everything was under control.

“Her man was already in the house by the time we got to her destination. Love was in the air as they hugged, kissed, and laughed while the neighborhood watched in amazement. He paid me and topped it off with 500 Naira. I looked at him, all surprised, and he said, “Bros, I have your number, no worries.”

“I smiled, bumped knuckles with him, and nodded. I was about to enter my car when the whitey halted me to wait as she gave me a parting hug. She called me this morning and told me I was right about everything, and she has ended her relationship with him. Not only was he a Yahoo boy, he was also cheating, according to her.”

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Jamaican-American singer, Sean Kingston and his 61-year-old mother, Janice Turner, were arrested following a raid at his rented Florida mansion on Thursday, May 23.

According to warrants released by the Broward Sheriff’s Office on Friday, May 24, Kingston and his mother collaborated to systematically defraud businesses and now face multiple counts of grand theft and fraud.

Turner was arrested during the raid in Florida, while her son was taken into custody in Fort Irwin, southern California, on fraud and theft charges based on a Florida warrant.

Authorities reportedly filled U-Haul trucks with items and towed away at least one car parked in the driveway during the raid.

From October 2023 to March of this year, Kingston, his mother, and others “known and unknown” allegedly obtained items worth over $100,000 from businesses including Mazal Jewelry Inc., Maree Inc., Ocean Auto Club, and Expimled FL under false pretences, according to the warrants.

The items included over $80,000 worth of furniture, a Cadillac Escalade, and jewelry valued at over $400,000.

Earlier this month, Turner was sued by Curran Living Trust for $100,000 in unpaid rent, according to Broward County court documents obtained by USA Today.

Kingston is also facing legal trouble from Ver Ver Entertainment, which sued him for breach of contract and fraud in February for allegedly failing to pay for a 232-inch TV and premium sound system.

Court documents reveal that the company claims Kingston used his celebrity status, particularly his connection to Justin Bieber, to negotiate the price. They are seeking $30,000 and attorney fees in a jury trial.

Her Excellency, Mercy Odochi Orji a former First Lady of Abia State and wife of former governor Theodore Orji has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). 


Her resignation from the party is contained in a letter dated May 21, and addressed to the chairman PDP Urban Ward 1, Umuahia. 


She cited "personal reasons" for her decision to dump the party. 


The letter reads in part, "I write to formally resign as a member of the PDP with effect from this day 21st of May 2024 for personal reasons.


"Thank you for your support during my tenure as the first lady of Abia and until date a strong supporter of the party.


"I wish you all the best."


This is one of the high profile defections that have hit the Abia State chapter of the party in recent times. 


Recently, a former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Chinedum Orji announced his exit from the party. 


He also declared his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and has since obtained his membership card. 


The party lost power to Labour Party in the 2023 governorship election which produced a former bank executive, Dr. Alex Otti as winner.

 

A 24-year-old Nigerian woman is seeking a partner on social media after her father gave her a strong ultimatum to bring home a husband before the end of 2024.

This was revealed by the woman in a video posted on her page on a popular social media platform.

The woman could be heard discussing the conversation she had with her father.

Thinking he was joking, she revealed that he called her a week after the initial conversation to remind her about his words, insisting she must bring home a husband before the end of 2024.

The woman shared the video online, seeking opinions and help to solve her current situation.

She revealed her age as 24, adding that she will turn 25 in July, and mentioned that she has been pressured to find a man by her father.

Her statement attracted the attention of many social media users, who have stormed the comment section of the post to share their thoughts.

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Nigerian singer Tems has disclosed how she signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before working with the American star Beyoncé.

Tems talked about her experience working with global superstar Beyoncé on her 2022 album “Reinassance” in an interview with the New York Times.

“My team just messaged me like, ‘Yo, first of all, I have to send you something to sign. I was losing my mind. Like, What?!” she told New York Times’ Culture Reporter Reggie Ugwu, expressing her excitement.

Tems disclosed in the interview that she received an NDA from her team, which she accepted upon receiving an invitation to work with Beyoncé in Los Angeles.

The single “Move,” which is featured on Beyoncé’s Grammy-nominated album “Renaissance,” is the outcome of Tems’ time in the studio with the singer.

In addition to Beyoncé, Tems has collaborated with other international celebrities such as Drake, Rihanna, and Future, who included both Drake and her on his Grammy-winning song “Wait For U.”

 

A hardcore fan of popular Nigerian singer and songwriter David Adedeji Adeleke, known popularly as Davido, framed the singer’s response to his tweet after he replied to his statement on Twitter, now X, while promising to show it to his future kids.

This is contained in a fresh post on social media where the singer and the fan exchanged casual words.

he fan, who was worried about Davido’s absence online, posted on his media page, “Missed you OBO, for 3 days you didn’t tweet. Hope you are doing good my boss.”

In response, the Nigerian singer Davido replied, revealing he is currently resting: “Resting! Boutta be wild summer!!”

The excited fan replied further, anticipating the presence of the singer, “We can’t wait for you to be back, my king. The world awaits your greatness.”

The initial response of the singer excited the online hardcore fan who immediately printed the chats in a document and framed it in glass.

He went on to add that he would show this to his future kids. His statement: “Framed to show my future kids. I stan Davido, the biggest artist the African music industry has ever produced 🏆🐐✊🏿.”

His action attracted the attention of many social media users who immediately stormed the comment page of the post to share their thoughts.

 

Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola expressed his pride and admiration for his daughter DJ Cuppy, on her appointment as the ‘King’s Trust International Ambassador’ to King Charles III.

Gistreel reported DJ Cuppy shared her excitement following her appointment after receiving an invitation from King Charles III to a reception at Buckingham Palace for The King’s Trust Awards 2024.

Her billionaire father expressed his pride, noting that she is making remarkable progress. He congratulated her on the new role and highlighted her excellent representation of their country.

In his words: “Our @CuppyMusic is going places! His Majesty King Charles III invited Ms Cuppy to Buckingham Palace, and she represented us brilliantly 👍🏾🇳🇬 Congratulations on your new role as a King’s Trust International Ambassador 👏🏾… F.Ote💲

Netizens congratulated DJ Cuppy once again on her appointment.

 

Cryptocurrency mining company, Tapswap addresses concerns about the alleged ban on Nigerians from using its app.

Amid reports from some Nigerians experiencing difficulties accessing the Telegram coin mining app, Tapswap clarified the situation in a statement on X on Friday, May 24.

The company stated that it has no plans to ban Nigerian users, attributing the access issues to technical challenges instead.

“Dear Nigerian community. We’ve heard concerns about limiting access to users from your country, but we want to clarify that this is not the case. We had to enable verification for the region from where DDoS attacks were initiated.

“As promised, we will disable this once our infrastructure is fully adapted. “We deeply appreciate every member of our community from all around the world and always welcome you here. Thank you for your understanding and support.”

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A Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the interim forfeiture of $4,719,054, N830,875,611, and several properties linked to the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.

Justice Yellim Bogoro issued the order today, Friday, May 14, after an ex-parte motion by EFCC counsel Bilkisu Buhari and C.C. Chineye.

The forfeited funds, held in various banks, were linked to Omoile Anita Joy, Deep Blue Energy Service Limited, Exactquote Bureau De Change Ltd, Lipam Investment Services Limited, Tatler Services Limited, Rosajul Global Resources Ltd, and TIL Communication Nigeria Ltd.

Emefiele’s properties forfeited to the federal government include; 94 Units of 11 Storey building under Construction at 2, Otunba Elegushi 2nd Avenue (Formerly Club) Road, iKoyi, Lagos; AM Plaza, 11 Story Office Space, Situate on 1E, Otunba Adedoyin Crescent, Lekki Peninsula Scheme 1, Lagos; Imore Industrial Park 1, Esa Street, Imoore Land purchased with (Deep Bive Industrial Town, Oriade LCDA, Amuwo Odofin LGA, Lagos; Mitrewood and Tatler Warehouse (Furniture Plant at Bogije) near Elemoro Lagos, Owolomi Village, Ibeju-Lekki LGA, Lagos and 2 properties purchased from Chevron Nigeria, Closed PFA Fund, Block B.Lot.Twin Completed Property Lakes Estate. Lekki, Lagos.


Others include; One plot measuring 1,038.069 sqm, at Lekki Foreshore Estate Scheme, Block A, Plot 4, Foreshore Estate, Eti-Osa, LGA; Estate located at 100, Cottonwood Coppel Texas Drive, Coppel, Texas, Owned by Lipam investment Services; a Land at 1, Bunmi Owulude Street, (Maruwa), Lekki Phase 1, Lagos and a Property Situate on 8, Bayo Kuku Road, lkoyi Lagos.

The EFCC had sought an interim forfeiture of the monies and properties under Section 17 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006, Section 44(2)(b) of the Constitution, and the court’s inherent jurisdiction.

EFCC requested “an interim order forfeiting to the Federal Government of Nigeria the funds held in the accounts listed in Schedule ‘A,’ which are reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities.”

“An Interim order forfeiting to the Federal Government of Nigeria Properties provided in 2nd Schedule ‘B’ which are proceeds of unlawful activities.

“An Order directing the publication In any National Newspaper, the interim order under reliefs 1-2 above, for anyone who Is interested in the properties and funds sought to be forfeited to appear before this Honourable Court to show cause within 14 days why the final order of forfeiture of the said properties and funds should not be made in favour of the Federal Government of Nigeria.”

In granting the ex-parte motion, Justice Bogoro said; “I have listened to the submission of the applicant’s counsel and also perused the motion just moved, together with the affidavit in support.”

The case was adjourned to July 2, 2024, for the motion for final forfeiture.

 

Kano State Governor Abba Yusuf claims the judge who ruled against Muhammadu Sanusi II’s reinstatement as Kano’s Emir is in the United States.

Sanusi was reinstalled on Thursday, four years after his dethronement.

The reinstallation came after Governor Yusuf signed the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Bill 2024 into law.

In the wake of the development, a Federal High Court in Kano issued an ex-parte order preventing the governor from reinstating Sanusi II.

But during the presentation of the appointment letter to Sanusi on Friday, the Kano State governor spoke in Hausa about the court order stopping him from dissolving the Kano Emirates created by the previous administration.

According to him, the judge who was out of the country had no right to stop what the state assembly had done using due process.

 

The Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof Muhammad Pate said the enrolment quota in medical, nursing, and other health professional schools has been increased from 28,000 to 64,000 yearly.

Prof Pate said this on Friday,  May 24, at the sectoral ministerial press briefing to mark the first anniversary of President Bola Tinubu in office in Abuja.

Pate said, “We have doubled the intake, the enrollment, the quotas of medical schools, nursing schools, and other health professionals’ schools from an enrollment target of 28,000 a year to 64,000 now.

“That is just the first step, the education sector will have to play its role. The states will have to play in to improve the infrastructure, the training, and the tools to produce more healthcare workforce because we need to produce more healthcare workforce given that we’re losing some so that we can serve the population of this country.”

On the Primary Health Care Centres, the minister noted that at least 1,400 centres can now provide skilled birth attendants.

According to him, more than 2,400 health workers – doctors, nurses, and midwives are been recruited in facilities to provide essential health services to Nigerians in rural areas.

He also highlighted that the Federal Government has disbursed the first tranche of N25bn of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency and the National Health Insurance Authority.

“We put a condition that states that will access those have to comply with the fiduciary guidelines that have been provided, responding to lapses that have been observed over here so that the resources go to Nigerians.

“Twenty-three states have received those funds, and I believe that the rest of the states are just about to complete and receive their financing to channel through the PHCs.”

The Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Dr Tunji Alausa had in October 2023 said the government had put in place strategies to increase admissions into medical and dental institutions.

Dr Alausa noted that the 3,000 doctors produced annually in Nigeria was inadequate.

He said the mass exodus of licensed doctors and other health professionals to more developed countries would be discouraged by making the healthcare environment more attractive.

 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Nsukka Zone, has stated that it is not sharing in the joy of one year in office of President Bola Tinubu due to the administration’s unfulfilled promises

Addressing journalists on Friday at the Benue State University, Makurdi, the Zonal Coordinator, Raphael Amokaha who decried the insensitivity of successive administrations in meeting the renegotiation of the 2009 Federal Government/ASUU agreement said their expectations were much higher than the present reality.

Some of the unfulfilled agreements, according to Amokaha include; poor funding of the nation’s universities, breach of university autonomy, particularly in the Integrated Personnel Payment Information System, nonpayment of earned academic allowances, and the four months salaries withheld.

While recognizing the submission of the president to review the appointment of university governing councils recently released, the union advised the president not to see it as patronage for political loyalty.

Amokaha noted that contrary to the promise of President Tinubu that the era of the strike in Nigerian universities was over, the ASUU zonal boss said, ‘Unfortunately, we are on the verge of a strike.’

He added, “The government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is about to celebrate one year in office. Unfortunately, members of our union do not share in the elation of the one-year celebration.

“Our expectations were much higher than the present reality. Again, we cry out to the President, let the lecturers breathe! Do not suffocate us!!


“The draft renegotiated 2009 agreement must be signed immediately and implemented even though it may need to be looked at before signing now so that what will be agreed upon now will be commensurate to the hyperinflation ravaging our country.

“The balance of the eight months withheld salaries owed our colleagues should be paid immediately. They have now done the work in full and to make it worse, the value of the eight months’ salary is now barely up to the value of two months’ salary at that time.

Speaking further, Amokaha said, “Membership of governing councils requires notable and upright personalities with experience in university administration.

“It’s therefore not proper that personalities like Professors Attahiru Jega, Olu Obafemi, and Munzali Jibril be tossed about in the name of dissolution or reconstitution of councils without recourse to propriety.

“Appointments to university governing councils must not be viewed as patronage for political loyalty.”

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Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, is of the opinion that monogamy doesn’t work.

 Seun who is married to  Yetunde, shared this thought while appearing on a podcast recently.

 In his words;

‘’Monogamy doesn’t work. As a powerful man, you must have the support of numerous powerful goddesses. Women are in your life because the ancestors want to put them there. You share with them as you share with your wife. People only know of Fela’s 27 wives, they don’t know of his over 100 girlfriends that live with us in the house”

Seun and Yetunde were friends for 16 years before they tied the knot in October 2020. They have a daughter together.

 

HRM King Charles III hosts Cuppy Otedola at Buckingham Palace

His Majesty King Charles III shares a joke with Cuppy. He hosts a star-studded King’s Trust International reception at Buckingham Palace.

Cuppy Otedola, an Ambassador of The King’s Trust International, meets with His Majesty King Charles III, at Buckingham Palace.

Cuppy is amongst a few to be invited to join the 2024 Prince’s Trust Award winners at a very special reception with His Majesty The King, at Buckingham Palace.

#wetindeyhappentv

Femi Otedola shared the photo and wrote:

Our @CuppyMusic is going places! His Majesty King Charles III invited Ms Cuppy to Buckingham Palace, and she represented us brilliantly 👍🏾🇳🇬 Congratulations on your new role as a King’s Trust International Ambassador 👏🏾… F.Ote💲

 

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi has been formally reinstated as the Emir of Kano after receiving his letter of appointment from Governor Abba Yusuf on Friday.


His reinstatement took place at the Government House in Kano, four years after he was deposed.


Traditional rulers, kingmakers, and other top dignitaries were in attendance at the event which came barely one day after Governor Yusuf signed the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Bill 2024 into law.



The new law replaces the Kano State Emirates Council Law, 2019, and dissolves the emirate councils created by Ganduje.


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A Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has issued an interim forfeiture order for $4,719,054 and N830,875,611, along with multiple properties associated with Godwin Emefiele, the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) sought the court’s intervention for the interim forfeiture under Section 17 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006, Section 44(2)(b) of the Constitution, and the court’s inherent jurisdiction.


Justice Yellim Bogoro, responding to an ex-parte motion argued by EFCC counsels Bilkisu Buhari and C.C. Chineye, mandated the former CBN governor to surrender the assets on Thursday.


94 Units of 11 Storey building under construction at 2, Otunba Elegushi 2nd Avenue (Formerly Club) Road, Ikoyi, Lagos; AM Plaza, 11-story office space situated on 1E, Otunba Adedoyin Crescent, Lekki Peninsula Scheme 1, Lagos; Imore Industrial Park 1, Esa Street, Imoore Land purchased with Deep Bive Industrial Town, Oriade LCDA, Amuwo Odofin LGA, Lagos; Mitrewood and Tatler Warehouse (Furniture Plant at Bogije) near Elemoro Lagos, Owolomi Village, Ibeju-Lekki LGA, Lagos; and two properties purchased from Chevron Nigeria, Closed PFA Fund, Block B.Lot.twin completed property Lakes Estate, Lekki, Lagos.


Others include one plot measuring 1,038.069 sqm, at Lekki Foreshore Estate Scheme, Block A, Plot 4, Foreshore Estate, Eti-Osa, LGA; Estate located at 100, Cottonwood Coppel Texas Drive, Coppel, Texas, Owned by Lipam Investment Services; a land at 1, Bunmi Owulude Street, (Maruwa), Lekki Phase 1, Lagos; and a property situated on 8, Bayo Kuku Road, lkoyi Lagos.


The anti-graft agency also asked the court for the following; “an Interim Order forfeiting to the Federal Government of Nigeria the funds warehoused in the accounts particularized in Schedule ‘A’ which funds are reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities.


“An Interim order forfeiting to the Federal Government of Nigeria Properties provided in 2nd Schedule ‘B’ which are proceeds of unlawful activities.


“An Order directing the publication In any National Newspaper, the interim order under reliefs 1-2 above, for anyone who Is interested in the properties and funds sought to be forfeited to appear before this Honourable Court to show cause within 14 days why the final order of forfeiture of the sald properties and funds should not be made in favour of the Federal Government of Nigeria.”


In granting the ex-parte motion, Justice Bogoro, after he had taken submission of the EFCC’s counsel held; “I have listened to the submission of the applicant’s counsel and also perused the motion just moved, together with the affidavit in support.”

The Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory Command, Benneth Igweh, has ordered a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting to death of one Onyebuchi Anene in Abuja.


A statement signed by Josephine Adeh – Public Relations Officer of FCT Police Command, said the police officer responsible for the ‘accidental discharge’ has been arrested.


The statement reads : “In response to the tragic and unprecedented incident that resulted in the untimely demise of one Oyebuchi Anene ‘m’ of Byazhin Abuja on May 22, 2024, at about 9:45 PM, the Commissioner of Police, FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, directed the DC Criminal Investigation Department to commence an immediate and discreet investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of the deceased.


While the police officer responsible for the accidental discharge is in custody, the CP expresses profound and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and the public at large. He unequivocally condemns the unprofessional and disheartening conduct of the police officer and assures family and the public of swift justice.



Further development will be communicated in due course.”


 


 

A graduate of Elizade University, one of the leading elite private universities in Nigeria, Deborah Ahmed has had her film, "Her Dark Past" emerge as the best Multichoice Talent Factory Movie at the just concluded African Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA).


Situated in Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, Elizade University, prides itself as a citadel of learning that seeks to be globally competitive, producing entrepreneurial, innovative and ethical graduates. 


The University says it is driven by a strategic developmental agenda which is embedded in the Vision of the Founder, Chief Michael Ade Ojo, which include engagement of high quality faculty members to complement goal driven students, leveraging on the infrastructural endowment of the University for excellence. 


Deborah is a 2020 Performing Arts graduate of the university and her "Her Dark Past" had in March aired on Multichoice Talent Factory, one of West Africa’s school for talented and passionate filmmakers. 


"Her Dark Past" depicts the life of an uber-successful social media influencer and life coach, which started to crumble when the child she left for dead resurfaces years later, giving way to a complex spiral of drama that imperils her seemingly perfect life, and unearths the trauma she fights daily to bury. 


Directed by Deborah Ahmed herself and Samuel O Ogundeyi, and produced by Elvis Damptey and Adeniran Wuraola, the film stars Linda Ejiofor-Suleiman, Daniel Etim Effiong, Iremide Adeoye, Ego Iheanacho and Fadekemi Olumide-Aluko among others. 


Elizade University has produced notable personalities in various spheres of the human society. 


Driven by innovativeness and creativity, it says it is zealously pursuing academic delivery and research aiming to attain world-class status and primal position in Nigeria through the deployment of modern technological tools in teaching, research administration and entrepreneurial empowerment through robust skill acquisition programmes.

First Lady of Democratic Republic of Congo, Mrs. Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi, alongside notable First Ladies across Nigerian states, are set for African Iconic Women Recognition Awards (AIWRA) 2024. 


This is in recognition of their massive contributions to the development of women folk in their respective countries. 


They include First Lady of Lagos State, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, her Niger State counterpart, Hajiya Fatima Mohammed Bago, and wife of Ebonyi state governor, Mary-Maudline Uzoamaka Nwifuru 


Others to be conferred with AIWRA 2024 awards include Zamfara First Lady Hurriya Lawal and her Katsina State counterpart, Fatima Dikko Radda 


The AIWRA is organised by Face of Democracy Nigeria (FDN) and is designed to recognise outstanding women for their contributions in peace building and national development. 


Awardees will be decorated on May 23 at Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja. Top dignitaries from across the globe are expected to grace the event. 


The Project Director of FDN, Alexander Ajagbonna, better known as Fajag while speaking with newsmen in Abuja, said the nominees have met the criteria for honour as they have impacted women and children 


Fajag said the expanded 2024 edition of the annual award has included First Ladies from across West and East African countries and other international figures to encourage them to do more for the society. 


According to him, this prestigious recognition will also spur others to make a meaningful impact towards enhancing society.

Nollywood actress, Chinenye Ulaegbu is one of the most sought-after actresses in the Nigeria movie industry called Nollywood. The creative actress, producer, filmmaker, fitness enthusiast and CEO Dioda fashion house started acting at the age of 23 in Enugu state in a TV series titled “Ojukwu” for RokNigeria.

Speaking with the actress in an exclusive interview in Abuja, she explained why she is the most sort after actress in Nigeria and far beyond. Also adding that Nollywood has given opportunities to young prospectives actresses and actors to showcase their talents.


“Being one of the most sort after actresses at the moment feels great. It didn’t come easy. I was patient, I waited for my turn and it came. I’m still not where I want to be yet but I’m far from where I started, the treatment is better now. The pay is worth it, I’ve always heard people say that Nollywood actors are broke and don’t get paid enough…well compared to Hollywood, I can say that the statement is true but, nonetheless, times have changed. Actors are woken up now and I cannot be prouder.

“We the new generation of actors don’t want the circle to continue, the era where one has to pay dues for year before being paid or respected has ended. Nollywood is now a place where someone new can become relevant in a short period of time. For instance, I didn’t have to remain an upcomer for years, my growth was fast and steady and my value is a progression. I can say for a fact that Nollywood changed my story, I went from not being paid enough to being paid exactly what I want and I can’t thank God enough,” she appreciates.

Her career skyrocketed after her first breakthrough movie when she bagged a lead role and played the character Helen in a movie titled “A Call From The Past”, produced by Uche Mbunabo in 2018.