How Nigerians spent 3 states monthly allocation on BBNAIJA

Statistics emanating from the final day of the Big Brother Naija Season 4 ‘Pepper Dem Gang’ episode shows that Nigerians spent a whopping N7.2 billion on votes.

Announcing the results on Sunday, the host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu said that the season got over 240 million votes, out of which over 50 million votes were cast in the final week of the season.

each vote cost N 30 With the figure, Nigerians spent over N7.2 billion on votes alone.

The host also disclosed that a record-breaking over 50 million votes amounting to N1.5 billion were garnered in the last week of the show.

The N7.2 billion figure spent on votes is higher than the allocation received by three Nigerian states for the month of January.

Mercy Eke became winners of Big Brother Naija season four, winning with a wide margin.

This win makes Mercy who is dating Mike the first woman to win the Big Brother Naija reality show since inception.

Mercy was touted as the possible winner for the season by show fans and celebrities alike.

As winner, Mercy walked home with cash prize worth over 40 million Naira, brand new Innosson SUV, Dubai trip for two and other prizes.

Wizkid’s showcase son, Zion’s birthday Photos

A Pop singer, and renown musician, Wizkid’s, his son, Zion who turned a year older recently was thrown a Mickey mouse themed birthday party which was attended by friends and loved ones.

Wizkid and his baby mama/ manager, Jada Pollock, were also around to make the day a memorable one for their son. Here are photos below;


Recall that while the dust was yet to settle on the controversial/erotic video of Wizkid’s latest song, ‘Fever’, featuring music sensation, Tiwa Savage, the singer yet again set the social media ablaze with the declaration that his third son, Zion is his life, confirming that he loves him more than his other children, Tife and Ayo.

Recall that speculations have since gone viral that the self-acclaimed ‘Starboy’ may love Zion more than his first two children, Tife and Ayo. While celebrating Zion’s one year birthday a few days ago, Wizkid made the confession in a post on his Instagram page. He posted a photo of Zion with the caption;

“My love, my life, my light, my everything. Thank God! Baby boy 1, I love u, Zion.”

Patience Jonathan marks 53rd birthday, Showcase Photos And Video

It was a day of joy and celebration in the household of the immediate past president of Nigeria, as Patience Jonathan turned 53 years old in joy and good health.

Ex Nigeria’s first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, clocked 53-years-old on Thursday, 25th October 2019.
The Rivers state-born celebrant had a birthday party at her residence in Otueke, Bayelsa state, which was well attended by her family, relations, and well-wishers, who trooped in to celebrate with her.
View more photos and videos from the event below:

Delirium as hundreds turnout to witness Kano Durbar Festival

A Durbar festival is an annual festival celebrated in several cities in Nigeria. This festival marks the end of Ramadan and is also shared with eid el Kabir and Eid el Fitri, Muslim holidays. It begins with prayers, followed by a parade of the Emir and his entourage on horses, accompanied by musicians, and ending at the Emir’s palace. Durbar festivals are organized in cities such as Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Zaria, and Bida, and are considered tourist attractions.

Kano city is still not left out in this cultural activity as hundreds of people came out to watch the Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II

More than hundred has on 23rd August came out to witness Kano Durbar by the Kano emirate council.

It was a rememberable festive as the Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II and his council members showcase beautiful culture.

On Wednesday 23rd the emir visits the emirate council other house at Nasarawa local government as the culture.

Airview  News learnt that the house at Nasarawa is where the late emirs’ of kano are buried from there the emir heads forward to Kano government house with his council members all riding beautiful horses and dressed alluringly.

Kano city usually observes four days of this stunning festive, the first day is on the day of Eid, the second which is tagged hawan Daushe the emir leaves his palace at mostly around 4 pm which he will head to his mothers house which is called Babban daki and then head back to his palace accompanied by his council chiefs and tittle holders all ridding horses however sometimes the emir rides camel the state governor usually witness this durbar, the governor usually witness the return of the emir to his palace, the third is tagged as hawan Nasarawa the emir laves his palace very early in the morning to the other emirate house located at Nasarawa he usually stay there for hours and then head to the state government house to pay courtesy call to the governor of the state, then the fourth the emir visits other houses of his either in Daurayi or Panisau, he, however, visits Daurayi at Eid El Fitir and panisau during Eid El kabir celebrations, however when the durbar is holding hundred usually comes out in mass men, women and children all dressed charmingly to watch the emir.

The Durbar festival was introduced to Nigeria by colonial administrators with political objectives in mind.

The word Durbar is of Persian origin and it was first linked to ceremonial assemblies marking the proclamation of Queen Victoria as the Empress of colonial India in 1877. In Nigeria, the events then were ceremonial in nature, the first Durbar was held in 1911, subsequent ceremonies were held in 1924, 1925, 1948, 1960 and 1972. The ceremonies linked together pre-colonial aspects of the martial display, colonist created assemblies and celebrations of important events in Northern Nigeria.

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Chief Photographer of Governor masari receives award

The Katsina state chapter of a coalition of Nigeria Youths has presented the sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Award to the chief photographer to Governor Aminu Bello Masari.
The Award presentation took place at Government House press centre and was attended by members of the coalition from Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kano States.
Speaking shortly before presenting the award to the chief photographer, Alhaji Umar Isyaku Ogunse, the president, comrade Kamal S. Kole said the award was in recognition of his outstanding performance in contributing to the successful implementation of the restoration agenda of the Governor Masari led administration.
Comrade Kamal S Kole explained that within the last three years of the APC administration, the recipient also contributed immensely to the development of youths, especially as chairman of the erstwhile of TALBA strikers football club, Katsina.
He expressed hope that Alhaji Umar Isyaku Ogunse would continue to assist youths to attain higher status in life.
Responding, the recipient of the award explained that words alone could not state how appreciative he was for the award.
Alhaji Umar Isyaku Ogunse assured that he would continue to be a moral booster to youths in the state.
 Two senior colleagues of the recipient and Directors in the government house press centre, Alhaji Hassan Muhammad Tukur, and Alhaji Hassan Bako expressed gratitude for selecting one of their own to receive the award.
 They expressed optimism that the award would spur the recipient to do more for the progress of youths in Katsina state and Nigeria at large.

Katsina Hosts Fashion show For the Residents

On 14th of July 2018 (Saturday) Katsina state hosts an exceptional fashion show at National youth service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp.
The fashion show was organized by famous entrepreneurs at Katsina State in partnership with Cliqq TV, fashion designers around Nigeria. Among the activities at the show was the live concert, comedy, lecture by entrepreneurs on how upcoming entrepreneurs can start up their business by themselves.
Airview News interacted with the C.E.O. of the fashion show who is 26 years old and graduated from the State University of Katsina State, Hafsat Ibrahim (Ummyta).
Ummyta in a disclosed session with Airview News said: ” We are bringing something new at Katsina as an indigene of Katsina we believe we are changing Katsina because we have lots of people that have talent here at Katsina so we are encouraging them to vitrine their talents and to come out from their hidden shelves”.
Hafsat also condemns the belief that fashion show is all about choosing the Queen of beauty by many northerners, the fashion show is all about promoting entrepreneurship and promoting the fashion industry. Hafsat said
Ummyta also said Katsina city has a lot of individuals the has talents of modeling  fashion designs, etc but allot are having teething.
Hafsat Ibrahim, in conclusion, urges all young entrepreneurs especially women to come out and showcase their talents and the government to encourage and support them add that such events and talent shows can boost the economy.
Among the partners of the fashion show which was tagged Katsina fashion show were Cliqq Magazine, kayana clothing line, Red cabana, souls empire designs, papajoos collections among others.
Airview amassed  that most of the partners and those that showcased their products are indigenes of Katsina State however Airview News was able to have an interactive session with one of the partners who is by name Aisha Mucktar. Ms. Mucktar expresses gladness over the pecking order, Aisha said she has no regrets having a partnership with the organizers of the fashion show also urge Katsina youth to be more socialized and encourage such kind of events at Katsina State.

Entertainment: Jigawa State Holds First Funfair

Yesterday 11th July 2018, Jigawa state North West Nigeria holds it’s first annual funfair, it is believed that in the history of the state such carnival had never transpired.
The funfair which was tagged Connect  Jigawa attracted many Business enterprises and lots of vendors.
Among the activities at the fairground was the fashion show, Music on demand, beauty, among others.
The funfair had effect at manpower development Institute Dutse the capital city of Jigawa state, it was however organized by an individual Kiyawa Zaynab Shu’aib.
Zaynab in an interview with Airview News said the funfair aimed at bringing upcoming entrepreneurs together, creating a market Avenue for them as well as encouraging them as they come out to showcase their products.
Kiyawa also said she organized the funfair in other to bring people together to celebrate, support and encourage the upcoming Entrepreneurs at Jigawa state while everyone has fun in the process.
Airview News also reached out to some vendors in response they said: “The funfair is a marvelous achievement in the state, it has encouraged many individuals to start up the business no matter how small it is”.
Zaynab shu’aib express gladness over the turnout at the fairground. Zaynab is also the executive secretary of sickle cell community (SCC) Jigawa state chapter.

Three pro-government guerrilla fighters killed in Mali

Three members of an armed pro-government group were killed Saturday by suspected jihadists in northern Mali, security sources said, a day after extremists freed two hostages held since July in the troubled region.

Jihadists continue to roam the north and centre of the African country, despite being ousted from key northern towns by an ongoing French-led military intervention in 2013.

“Three members of the GATIA group were killed by terrorists in the vicinity of Anderamboukane, near the border with Niger,” a Malian security source told AFP, requesting anonymity.

The guerrilla group was working with the Malian army to secure part of Mali’s north, said a local administrative source who confirmed the death toll.

“The GATIA fighters had taken control of an area of Anderamboukane that the terrorists came and attacked,” the source said.

GATIA, (Imghad and Allies Tuareg Self-Defence Group) which supports the central government in Bamako, signed a 2015 peace deal with members of the country’s former rebel alliance that are aimed at quelling uprisings in the north, but both sides have repeatedly violated a ceasefire.

A 2012 rebellion by the Tuareg-led rebels was hijacked by jihadists linked to Al-Qaeda who then seized control of key northern cities, triggering the international military intervention the following year.

A retired soldier and a Malian civilian who was taken hostage last July by Islamists were also freed on Friday in the Timbuktu region in Mali’s northwest, a local government representative told AFP.

Breaking: Trump says willing to talk with North Korean leader

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he would be willing to speak directly with Kim Jong-Un, voicing hope that rare talks between North and South Korea could help deescalate the crisis over Pyongyang’s nuclear drive.

Trump’s remarks were a further pivot from his often-bellicose rhetoric on North Korea and Kim, with whom he has engaged in a war of words that raised fears of nuclear war as Pyongyang carried out missile and nuclear tests.

“I always believe in talking,” Trump said at the Camp David presidential retreat when asked if he would speak to Kim by phone.

“Absolutely I would do that, no problem with that at all,” Trump said, while making clear this did not mean he would do so without preconditions.

North and South Korea have agreed to hold their first official talks in more than two years, and Trump expressed hopes that they would go beyond discussions of Pyongyang’s participation in the upcoming Winter Olympics in the South, which a North Korean Olympic official said Saturday was “likely.”

“I would love to see them take it beyond the Olympics,” Trump said. “And at the appropriate time, we’ll get involved.”

He added that if something could come out of the talks, “that would be a great thing for all of humanity.”

Kim said in a New Year speech that his country wished success for the Olympics, to be held from February 9-25, and would consider sending a delegation — remarks that set off a tentative rapprochement after weeks of high tensions.

The North and South agreed to the talks on Friday, and Seoul has proposed sending a five-member delegation led by a government minister to the talks in the truce village of Panmunjom on Tuesday, according to the Unification Ministry in Seoul.

– Weapons tests, trading insults –
The North and South agreed to the talks on Friday, and Seoul has proposed sending a five-member delegation led by a government minister to the talks in the truce village of Panmunjom on Tuesday, according to the Unification Ministry in Seoul.

Seoul and organizers are keen for the North to take part in the Games to help ease tensions.

Chang Ung, North Korea’s representative to the International Olympic Committee, said Saturday the reclusive nation is “likely to participate” in next month’s Winter Games.

Japanese news agency Kyodo said Chang had made the brief comment to reporters during a stopover at Beijing’s international airport, and that he was believed to be travelling to Switzerland, where the IOC is based.

The two Koreas have been separated by the world’s most heavily-militarized border since the Korean War ended in a stalemate in 1953, but tensions have worsened recently over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs.

In recent months, the North has held multiple missile launches and its sixth and most powerful nuclear test — purportedly of a hydrogen bomb — in violation of UN resolutions banning such activity by the isolated nation.

The region has also been rattled by tit-for-tat threats and insults between Kim and Trump.

Seoul has reacted warmly to Kim’s Olympic overture and the two Koreas this past week restored a cross-border hotline that had been shut down since 2016 and agreed to hold the talks next week — the first since December 2015.

Trump, who has jumped between taking a provocative approach towards North Korea and calling for a peaceful resolution, on Saturday took credit for paving the way for the talks.