THE British Homeland Security has deported Helen Ukpabio, a self-acclaimed Nigerian witch-hunter, from Britain. The deportation followed the British media campaign which asked that Ukpabio should be deported and banned from the country after it was discovered that she had been in Britain for days holding secret crusades. Succumbing to the media campaign against the Nollywood actress and producer, the British government has demonstrated its unwillingness to condone acts of maltreatment of children. The government has also banned her from entering the country again.
Ukpabio, who arrived in London about a week ago for a chain of three weeks deliverance service, had barely held two of her services when the press and human rights activists got wind of her presence and mission to the country and invaded the venue of her deliverance service with placards. They followed this up with protests and petition to the British Home Secretary.
Ukpabio, is also the president and founder, Liberty Gospel Church with its headquarters in Calabar, capital of Cross River State. Ukpabio is known for war against witches and wizards, majority of them being vulnerable and abandoned children.
Wizkid Sacks His Manager
WIZKID has parted ways with his manager, Godwin Tom. According to industry sources credited to Linda Ikeji blog, the two ended their business relationship this past weekend after a disagreement.
Wizkid has since removed Tom’s contact from his social media pages and replaced it with another name. Tom has also removed Wizkid from his page. Wizkid’s twitter that used to be with Tom’s name has been changed, a few days ago, to Seun Johnson.
The cause of the rift between them was yet to be made public, but Tom, in his twitter account, suggested that Wizzy took him for a ride. It read: “I’m loyal and patient … not stupid. Don’t get it twisted.” This is about the third time that the youngster will change his manger.
Sunny Neji Returns with a New Single
AFTER many years of silence, Sunny Neji, a legendary highlife music star, is back with a new single release. Sunny Neji, who took the nation by storm with a smash hit single “One North One Love,” is releasing a new work titled “Zankaliwa.” The new hit cracker is expected to rock the airwaves soon.
Sunny Neji, a house hold name in highlife music and the industry as a whole, has had some hit singles that impact and contributed to the entertainment industry over the years. Some of the hits are “Oruka” “Ikebe” “Lovi Dovi” “Abosede” etc.
Zankaliwa, the latest addition from the staple of the highlife icon, is a melodious rhythm which reviewers say, does not fall short of expectation from the music star.
Bollywood to Establish Film Institute in Kano
BOLLYWOOD, Indian film industry, is planning to support Kano State towards establishing a film industry in the state.
According to a statement signed by Halilu I. Dantiye, director of press and public relation to the governor of Kano State, the Indian film experts from the Bollywood have given the assurance while exchanging views with Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, governor of the state, during a meeting in Delhi, the Indian capital.
Dantiye disclosed that Kwankwaso had assured the Indian stakeholders of the state government’s readiness to put in place necessary the necessary infrastructure for the successful take-off of the institute. He expressed optimism that youths in the state, particularly those with interest in the film industry, would avail themselves of the opportunity, assuring that the government was willing to support them to exploit their potentials to the fullest.
Meanwhile, some of the 502 students from the state who are being sponsored by Kwankwaso’s administration for their postgraduate studies in India also honoured the governor with an award of excellence. Receiving the award, Kwankwaso, who described education as the cornerstone of his administration’s human development agenda, restated his determination to make Kano the hub of educated men and women in the nearest future.
He thanked the students for the honour, which he said, was a morale booster and advised them to continue to be good ambassadors of the state and Nigeria by devoting their time to moral and academic excellence. The governor also visited medical students from the states, studying at the M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, where he expressed satisfaction with their progress so far and praised authorities of the college for their commitment to excellence.
— May 5, 2014 @ 01:00 GMT