Thursday, September 26, 2019

Norway Tops 10 Countries Of Organic Traffic Visitors To TALK OF THE TOWN By Orikinla


#Norway Tops 10 Countries Of Organic Traffic Visitors To TALK OF THE TOWN By Orikinla

1. Norway

2. United States

3. Nigeria

4. Russia

5. Germany

6. United Kingdom

7. Unknown Region

8. Australia

9. India

10. Egypt

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Classic Epic of the Month: Saladin: Battle of Hattin



The Battle of Hattin (Arabic: معركة حطين‎) took place on 4 July 1187, between the Crusader states of the Levant and the forces of the Ayyubid sultan Salah ad-Din, known in the West as Saladin. It is also known as the Battle of the Horns of Hattin, due to the shape of a nearby extinct volcano.


The Muslim armies under Saladin captured or killed the vast majority of the Crusader forces, removing their capability to wage war. As a direct result of the battle, Muslims once again became the eminent military power in the Holy Land, re-conquering Jerusalem and most of the other Crusader-held cities. These Christian defeats prompted the Third Crusade, which began two years after the Battle of Hattin.
Published on Nov 17, 2018.

Monday, September 23, 2019

We Celebrated the Diamond Birthday of Ben Akabueze!


The talk of the town in Lagos, Africa's largest megacity is the 60th birthday celebration of Pastor Ben Akabueze Sunday afternoon at the Harbour Point on Victoria Island. Pastor Akabueze, the Pastor-in-Charge of Lagos Province 39 of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) is currently Director General of the Budget office for the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He was a former CEO of NAL Bank Plc (now Sterling Bank Plc) and two terms Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget with the Lagos State Government. The celebrations of his Diamond birthday started last week from Thursday, September 19 in Abuja to Sunday, September 22 in Lagos.
The celebration in Lagos attracted many dignitaries and leaders in Corporate Nigeria, including Managing Directors and CEOs of top banks; pastors in the RCCG; top ranking government officials and celebrities from the Nigerian entertainment industry. I saw popular singer, Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, winner of the first season of Project Fame West Africa, best known for his hit single "Kukere"; fast rising young filmmaker, JLeo Uche, director of the most anticipated sci-fi epic in Nollywood, "The Legend of Gatuso" and the beautiful Nollywood actress, Nunnsi Ojong known for her lead roles in several TV series; as Prisca in "Dereal Don", Pamela of "Exit Plan" the movie,Victoria in "Game Over", Martha in "The Rift", "Family Forever", MTV Shuga, Season 4 and also Barrister Linda in "Scream" YouTube series by Soulmate Studios.

JLeo Uche congratulating Ben Akabueze.
JLeo Uche and Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima.
Nunnsi Ojong and Nathaniel Bassey.
Nunnsi Ojong and JLeo Uche.
Nunnsi Ojong and Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima.
Nunnsi Ojong.

The guests received blessings from the ministrations of pastors and popular gospel musician, Pastor Nathaniel Bassey sang special songs and played his trumpet in thanksgivings and appreciation of the great things Almighty God has done for the celebrant. Others extolled his dignity, humility, integrity and nobility as a Christian minister, economist and accomplished public official. With his wife Ngozi and two daughters by his side, he cut his birthday cake and danced with the guests. Every guest received a gift bag of his books and a special sermon on DVD with enough to eat and drink. I gave him one of the best biographical books on Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye authored by Mr. Bisi Daniels.


Friday, September 20, 2019

And I Met Prof. Wole Soyinka Again


And yesterday I met the great literary icon, Prof. Wole Soyinka again.
We have met before on three different occasions. Our first meeting was at the public presentation of a small book of original poems at the Nimbus Art Gallery on Maitama Sule Street, off Awolowo Road in South-West Ikoyi, Lagos; the second meeting at the prize giving event of the annual Nigeria Prize for Literature sponsored by the Nigeria LNG Limited when my friend, Adeleke O'Adeyemi, aka "Mai Nasara" won the coveted prize of US$100, 000 for his children's book, The Missing Clock and our third meeting was some years ago at Freedom Park at an event organised by CNN award winning journalist, Tolu Ogunlesi.
The first black Nobel laureate in Literature knows me as the author of The Prophet Lied which he has read. I met him at the Freedom Park on the Lagos Island, Africa's largest megacity before my important appointment with the famous Remi Vaughan-Richards, one of the leading award winning female filmmakers from Nigeria. Fast rising Nollywood filmmaker, Jleo Uche, director of the most anticipated new films in Nigeria, "The Trip To Libya" and sci-fi epic, "The Legend of Gatuso" was with me when I bowed my head to greet the lion of African literature as he was discussing with the highly regarded Jahman Anikulapo, Executive Director, iREP Film Festival, Programme Chairman, Committee for Relevant Art, CORA; Progranne Head, Culture Advocates Caucus, CAC, organisers of WordSlam and former Editor of the Sunday Guardian.

Remi Vaughan-Richards.
Jahman Anikulapo.
JLeo Uche.


The appointment with Remi was to discuss new film projects. We discussed reminiscences of her famous parents, the famous British-Nigerian architect, Alan Vaughan-Richards and Ayo Vaughan-Richards (née Vaughan) a nurse who was the daughter of a hotelier from the James Churchill Vaughan family of Lagos.






Sunday, September 15, 2019

2020 Sony World Photography Awards


2020 Sony World Photography Awards| World Photography Organisation

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The 2020 Sony World Photography Awards are now open! Entry is free and a total prize fund of $60,000 (USD) plus the latest Sony camera kit is shared between the winners. Choose from our four competitions and enter your best work today. Photographer of the Year, chosen from the Professional competition, wins $25,000!
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Saturday, September 7, 2019

50 Garlands for Ebubeogu as He Joins the Golden Club!


50 Garlands for Ebubeogu as He Joins the Golden Club

- By Ingram Osigwe

The golden club is a prestigious one.The club is golden and prestigious because admission is done by nature.It is free provided nature and life permit.

A good, kind and large hearted man has just been admitted into the Club.He is the Chief Executive officer (CEO) of Tiger Foods, Onistha.He is Chief Celestine Ebubeogu (Ide Akokwa).He has just turned 50, the age of qualification for membership.

Audun Vaaler Brings Drylab To Nollywood



Audun Vaaler Brings Drylab To Nollywood

Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, CEO
of International Digital Post Network Limited and Publisher/Editor of the #NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series with Audun Vaaler, CEO at @drylab R&D AS Oslo Area, Norway on the opening day of 2019 annual Nigerian International Film Summit/NITV Summit at the Alliance Francais/ Mike Adenuga Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Drylab is launching in Nigeria to improve the quality of Nigerian TV and film productions in global standards.


Fast rising Nollywood director, JLeo Uche with Audun Vaaler. JLeo's new film, the SciFi epic, "The Legend of Gatuso" is currently the talk of the town.