Author: Whazupnaija

Nigerian male quartermilers and the threat of extinction – Yemi Olus

AT the 2017 World  Championships held in August in London, Nigeria was represented by single athlete in the men’s 400m – Samson Nathaniel, who happens to be the Nigerian Champion in the event. Whereas Nigeria’s quota for the women’s 400m was met (each country fields a maximum of three athletes in the individual events) as four women met the qualifying standard for the World Championships, Nathanie...

Africapitalism And Amazing Tony Elumelu

By magnus Onyibe. Few Africans have talked about pan Africanism and made it happen. And one of such people is Tony Elumelu, the self appointed champion   of AFRICAPITALISM -Afrocentric entrepreneurship aimed at stimulating economic growth towards the   elimination of poverty in the continent of Africa. The banker turned entrepreneur through his HEIRS holding-a diversified cong...

Woman survives Cancer, dies after drinking all day

A middle-class mother died from  alcohol  poisoning after drinking wine all day while on a holiday to celebrate a break in her breast  cancer  treatment. Therapist Valerie Jones, 54, was taken to the  Greek  island of Santorini by her company director husband Nigel as a treat to recuperate from her illness. Valerie Jones An inquest heard that on the second day of the holiday, ...

2018 World Cup Draw Eagles ready for group of death — Rohr

By John Egbokhan Coach Gernot Rohr has warned his Super Eagles players to brace themselves up for a tough adventure when the group stage draw of the  2018 FIFA World Cup is made on December 1, at the State Kremlin Palace, Moscow. Eagle became the first African team to reach next year’s football show-stopper, when they defeated Zambia 1-0 a fortnight ago in Uyo, but were later ...

Executive Turntable: Hires at Def Jam, Plus Moves at Warner Music Group, Townsquare & More

Def Jam Recordings has found its newest executive vice president and head of A&R in artist manager and A&R executive Steven Victor. Effective immediately, Victor will join for the venerated label’s senior executive team, where he will be responsible for artist signing and development. Victor will be based in Def Jam’s New York offices and report to Paul Rosenberg, who will become CEO of th...

Plateau killings: Security ignored our alerts — Residents

By Marie-Therese Nanlong …Surprised no arrests have been made Whenever curfew, a period when people are not allowed to leave their houses especially in the night, is declared, people generally feel relieved; believing the crisis situation which led to its declaration would be addressed. Curfew, seen in sane society as a tool for addressing negative situations has however, cons...

Man jumps into Lagoon

…Rescue team in search of his body A yet-to-be identified man, yesterday, plunged into the Lagos Lagoon in a suicide mission.  The man reportedly jumped into the lagoon on the Ikoyi/Lekki axis of the bridge yesterday. Rescue team on Third Mainland bridge, yesterday. He did not leave any suicide note to know his reasons for embarking on suicide mission. As at the time of writin...

Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Stone Temple Pilots’ ‘Core’ Reissue Hits Top 40

Also, Shania Twain’s ‘Now’ takes a tumble from No. 1, Liam Gallagher and Jeremy Camp debut in the top 40 and more. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Oct. 28), rapper NF nabs his first No. 1 album with the chart-topping debut of Perception. The set earned 55,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Oct. 12, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 38,000 were in...

Celebrating women in global petroleum and energy – Sonny Atumah

Recently there was an altercation between the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu and his successor in office at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC,Dr. Maikanti Baru. Oil The undercurrents that played out in the fore were the boardroom issues swept up in the whirlwind of media war.   As they simmer down we try to proffer suggestions on how best Nigeria can ut...

Hughton hails ‘perfect’ Brighton victory

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Liverpool aren’t ‘500 miles’ behind quality of leaders Manchester City

Jurgen Klopp revels in Liverpool’s seven-goal output at Maribor, a club record for a European away match. Jurgen Klopp has said that Liverpool are not “500 miles” behind rampant Premier League leaders Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s side handed Liverpool a 5-0 defeat at the beginning of September in a match that saw the Reds finish with 10 men after Sadio Mane was sent off...

Kid Rock and a Raccoon Trade Hollywood for Nashville in ‘Tennessee Mountain Top’ Video

Kid Rock plays sidekick to a life-size raccoon in his new video for “Tennessee Mountain Top,” an ode to getting back to country life.  The Detroit native rescues his furry pal from Hollywood and drives him across the country to partake in some hunting, fishing and partying — with a sing-along that goes from the bar to the barn. “I came here lookin’ for love/ But all I...