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Kwara Gov reappoints media houses’ chiefs



Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the reappointments of Mr. Tajudeen Kayode Aremu and Mr. Yomi Clement Adeboye as the General Managers of Radio Kwara (Kwara State Broadcasting Corporation) and the Herald newspapers respectively.

Aremu, from Ilorin, was the helmsman of the state’s official broadcaster until May 29, 2023 during which he took the station to a new height — as Adeboye, a wordsmith, from Esie in Irepodun local government, was to the Herald.

The icing on the cake: there is a new General Manager for the Kwara Television. He is Mr. Razaq Ayobami Akanbi, a fine bureaucrat of many years.

The appointment mirrors a combination of experience, brilliance, people skills, integrity, and discipline.

Akanbi, who hails from Oke Ode in Ifelodun Local Government, was the immediate past Director of State Information Services at the Kwara State Ministry of Communications, one-time Director of Information at the Kwara State House of Assembly, and a former Deputy Chief Press Secretary in the Government House Ilorin. He is reputed for his great work ethics and management skills. He was Manager, News and Current Affairs Department at the Kwara State Television Authority before moving to the ministry.

With basic and secondary education in Port Harcourt and Kano cities respectively, Akanbi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language from the University of Ilorin and a postgraduate diploma in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism Abuja.

The Governor has also approved the appointment of Alhaji Danmaigoro Zubair Ibrahim as Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Religion (Islam) and Timothy Oluwagbemiga Akangbe as Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Religion (Christianity). Both men acted in the same roles as Special Assistants on Religion (Islam/Christianity) until May 29, 2023 when the dispensation wound down.

Rafiu Ajakaye

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor

August 31, 2023


‘This Is Pure Evil’ – Mary Njoku frown at Those requesting DNA Test From Mohbad’s Wife



Nollywood actress, Mary Njoku, has slammed critics questioning the paternity of the son of late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.

News Direct reports that Omawunmi, the wife to Mohbad, has come under heavy backlash over the son’s complexion, with some people calling for a DNA test for the child.

In a post via Instagram on Friday, Mary described the call as pure evil and advised that people should not add to the widow’s misery.

The movie star added that if late Mohbad didn’t doubt the child’s paternity, the public should not think otherwise but should focus on getting justice for him.

She wrote: “Asking a mourning widow to submit her son for a DNA test is pure evil. Haba! She just lost a husband, lost a father to her child, lost her helper and protector of 10 years! Let her mourn in peace.

“If you can’t support her don’t add to her misery! Small money don enter for DNA tests. Just because she isn’t rich, if her husband didn’t doubt the paternity, who are we to think otherwise?

“Abeg make una no let the dead pare for una o. Don’t frustrate his family. Let’s focus on getting justice for Mohbad.”

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Lateef Adedimeji, Woli Agba, others feature in ‘The Thorns’



Tope Adebayo Salami, the Director of Femi Adebayo’s ‘Jagun Jagun,’ is set to unveil another blockbuster, titled – The Thorns.

The movie features Lateef Adedimeji as lead actor.

Others in the movie include Omowunmi Dada, Woli Agba, Funke Ogunmola, Jumoke Odetola, Femi Branch, Peju Ogunmola, Shola Kosoko, Olawunmi Oluwapelumi, Ademola Amoo, Damilola Oni, and Omobolanle Adigun.

In the movie, Adedimeji as Pelumi, resolves never to love again because of the crisis he encountered with his two past marriages, until he meets the hilarious fake Prophet Egbojuayosoke, Woli Agba Ayo Ajewole, who prophesies that love is about to smile on him again

The romantic dramedy is produced by Beatrice Funke Ogunmola (BFO).

Ogunmola, known and referred to as BFO, is a Nigerian-American living in Texas, United State of America.

BFO is the producer of Love Castle, a film that won several awards from Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival, Abuja International Film Festival, and West African Film Festival

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Hard to stay sane, clean in music industry – Korede Bello



Singer Korede Bello has said it’s difficult to stay sane and clean in the entertainment industry.

He made this known in a post via his X handle #koredebello on Thursday.

He wrote on how challenging it is to stay mentally sound and sober in the entertainment industry.

According to him: “People don’t understand how hard it is to stay sane in a seemingly crazy industry. It’s even harder when you choose to stay clean.

“ So if you want to help an artiste stay alive, contribute to their mental health, support them while they’re still here with whatever you have, even if all you have are your kind words.

“You may not love their art, but you can choose to love the soul of the artist in the human being.”

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