Don’t arrest Kanu, Onyema Air Peace CEO warns BY LOUIS IBAH Chairman/CEO of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema has cautioned the Federal Government against arresting the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu saying the secessionist advocate was open to peaceful negotiations with the Federal Government. Onyema, spoke in Lagos…
By RITA OKOYE
Nollywood starlet, Nzubechi Maureen Onyia popularly called Nzube Onyia, dreads heartbreaks like hell.
This is coming after her ex-lover dumped her a few years ago. However, the experience was the starting point of her movie career, as the heartbreak took her to another level.
Here, the light-skinned actress shares her inspiring success story, regrets and love life. Enjoy it.
I choose acting because it’s something I have strong passion for. It’s like a burning fire inside of me. I would have been a teacher if not acting.
Aside acting, I’m an entrepreneur. For me, acting started way back in 2011. After graduation when I had a serious heartbreak, one voice said to me ‘why do you want to kill yourself over a man?’. It’s more like why don’t I go out there to show the world what I have inside of me. So, that was how I carried my bag and left for Asaba.
Sex for role
Trust me, sex for role is actually not my problem. I don’t care about other people’s privacy. I care about my life and to the things ahead of me.
Most challenging movie
I will give it to ‘Ojukwu the Warlord’. I acted alongside Queen Nwokoye, Eniola Badmus and a few others. It’s really challenging, because I played the role of a ghetto girl. Not just that, a fulltime ‘Agbero’ in a local park.
For me, it’s just the passion that motivates me. The zeal to bring into limelight that talent inside of me is basically the motivation.
My male fans
I’m nice to them, though I put limit to our various levels of conversation. I really don’t cross boundaries.
I’m currently working on a movie entitled ‘Ogazi.’ It’s really not mine, as I’m only co-starring.
Most embarrassing moment
It’s the day a producer said he won’t be paying me after I acted on a job. He said, ‘I am doing you a favour’. I can’t forget that day as it made me cry.
There is nothing I can’t let go. In fact, everything associated with me is very important.
Yes, I do have my regrets. There are people I associated myself with in the past that today I wish I never did.
It’s his sense of humour and maturity, that’s what will attract me to a male.
It’s seeing me in that next and big level where my career will be appreciated by everyone in the world.
Youths shouldn’t lose hope because the future is bright than they can imagine.
— 8th September 2017
Demotes 2 staffs By Gabriel Dike The Governing Council, Lagos State University (LASU) has sacked 20 staff including the chairman and vice chairman of the Academic Staff union of Universities (ASUU) for alleged misconduct. The decision to sack the affected staff, according to LASU official bulletin released on Friday was taken by the Prof Adebayo…
— 8th September 2017
By Gabriel Dike The Governing Council, Lagos State University (LASU) has sacked 20 workers including the chairman and vice chairman of the Academic Staff union of Universities (ASUU) for alleged misconduct. The decision to sack the affected staff, according to LASU official bulletin released Friday was taken by the Prof Adebayo Ninolowo-led governing council that met…
— 8th September 2017
By Lukman Olabiyi Three companies have approached the Federal High Court Lagos, to stop permanent forfeiture of 56 houses allegedly bought between 2011 and 2013 for $21,982,224 million (N3,320,000,000 billion) by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. The companies: Chapel Properties Limited, Blue Nile Estate Limited, and Vistapoint Property Development Limited. were…
— 8th September 2017
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as a liar and blackmailer, labeling his attack on President Muhammadu Buhari and the party as misleading. Fielding questions from journalists at the APC national secretariat Abuja on Friday, a member of the National Working Committee (NWC) and National Vice Chairman, Northwest zone, Inuwa…
Entertainment— 6th September 2017
French fashion groups Kering and LVMH will stop hiring excessively thin models on catwalks worldwide in response to criticism the industry encourages eating disorders. The two groups, whose fashion labels include Christian Dior, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci, said they had signed a charter for “the well-being of models”. The charter also forbids the…
South-West Report— 7th September 2017
At least 22 people died while 152 others sustained injuries in 74 road crashes in Ogun during the last Sallah holidays, the state road safety authority has said. Seni Ogunyemi, Commander, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) told the News Agency of Nigeria in Ota that 174 people and 43 vehicles were involved in the road crashes….
Abuja Metro— 7th September 2017
A National Assembly member, Sen. Stella Oduah, has debunked allegation that she bought a 1.2 million dollars house in England while she was Minister of Aviation, saying it is untrue. She said at a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja on Thursday that the allegation made in an online publication was a total…
Oriental News— 7th September 2017
The Police Command in Enugu State said it had commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged drowning of three children in a well at Ezeama. Ezeama is a village in Ohodo community in Igboetiti Local Government Area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement on Thursday…
Features— 8th September 2017
By Kingsley Ezekwelu The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has assured civil servants in the state of a salary increase across board next year. Governor Obiano disclosed this during the 2017 Mother’s Summit held at the Prof Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre, Awka. The summit, with the theme, “Occupation and Motherhood: Getting our…
Literary Review— 2nd September 2017
Professor Jerry Agada’s name resonates for many reasons: he is an acclaimed writer, filmmaker, bureaucrat and an academic. A former Minister of State for Education and President, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), he is currently a visiting professor at the American-European University, Ghana. Agada isn’t delighted with the non-inclusion of creative writers during the recent…
Lifeline— 8th September 2017
•Residents of Ijeshatedo wail over bad roads, others By Precious Ihejirika Many residents of Ijeshatedo, Lagos, cannot believe their fate. They are unhappy with the state of infrastructure in their community. They are vexed that roads in their area have remained in a terribly bad state and cannot understand why successive governments –…
Education Review— 6th September 2017
There appears to be more trouble for Nigeria’s education sector as all the major non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian public universities have resolved to embark on an indefinite strike from September 11. (Source: ChannelsTV) Miracle fruit improves EYESIGHT – can help stop use of glasses in 30 days BREAKING: 23 yrs boy started importation with…
Marketing Matters— 30th November 2016
It was a unique gathering of major stakeholders in Nigeria’s marketing industry when the Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) rolled out the red carpet to celebrate outstanding achievers at the 2016 ADVAN Awards for Marketing Excellence at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, last weekend. The event threw up new champions who would bask in the…
TSWeekend— 8th September 2017
Ikenna Obioha With Timini Egbuson, it’s a case of true love. Studying Psychology as his dream course at University of Lagos didn’t deter the strong attraction he unconsciously had for acting from a young age. Mentored by his superstar sister, Dakore Akande, the Bayelsa State-born actor ventured on a personal quest to hone his acting…
In previous articles in this column, the importance of the physical attributes an athlete should possess, have been emphasized. Last week, the importance of the biological age of an athlete was discussed. No physical feature manifests the biological age of an athlete as much as physique. Human physique includes the size, shape, proportion of parts…
By the time this article is being read, the strike action embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) would have entered its fifth day. The University lecturers had earlier embarked on strike since the past three weeks and there seems to be no end in sight to their strike as negotiation is…
Shortly before the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the PDP, the leadership of both parties raised alarm that the Government at Awka released hundreds of millions of Naira to people to disorganise their primaries or influence the emergence of a weak candidate. The calculation was based on the fact that they consider…
A leader is the head of a group, institution or nation. This broad definition of leadership implies that everyone is a leader at different levels. In your life time you’d find yourself in a position of leadership because you must take responsibility to lead, take the initiative, act, or do something on behalf of yourself…
The horror of the terror unleashed on ethnic Rohingya Muslim population by elements of radical Buddhists acting under the protection of the government of Myanmar, has sent shock waves across the globe. Tales of woes that are supported by graphic images of terror and horror coming out of the killing fields of Myanmar reveals an…
It would take a miscalculation the like of which the world has never seen for the Korean brouhaha to become a shooting war. The US Special Representative at the United Nations told the Security Council earlier in the week that North Korea “is begging for war.” But she also knows that the United States will…
IN Nigeria, the number of people living in extreme poverty, that is living on “less than $1.90 per day” poverty ballooned from the number in 1990 to 2013. According to The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: A new Visual Guide to Data and Development, The population of Nigeria living in extreme poverty skyrocketed from…
The random thoughts of governor Akinwunmi Ambode published on back pages of the Sun newspapers on August 28/9 was very interesting and huge change to my perception of the governor as a politician and a patriot. Indeed since his coming to office over two years ago, Ambode has struck me as a philosopher leader and…
One of the great and mighty commissions upon a Vice President is that he is called to carry the can. Yes, his is a well-garlanded office. There are ostrich feathers, purple bubbles, oak tables and gold-plated pens to suggest a highflyer status, but beneath all the shine and gestures is something very quotidian. A Vice…
Destiny has a way of playing out in some peoples life and often times it helps to sweep and prepares the pathway for such person to rise to stardom in his or her journey in life. The recent high powered security chess game that played out between the Lagos State police command and…