​Isabella Unveils Indescribable & A New Beginning Album Cover

Award winning Gospel Artist, Isabella finally release the official Album cover for her 7th & 8th Albums (Indescribable and A New Beginning) respectively. 

The albums are set to drop on the 3rd of November 2017.

The 7th Album (Indescribable) comprises of 13 original worship songs all produced by Music Magnate, which are:

1. Our Great God Reign

2. Omnipotent God

3. All Glory

4. Indescribable

5. In Jesus Name

6. Great Jehovah

7. King Of Kings

8. In You I Find Myself

9. Draw Me Close

10. Desperate For You

11. Revival Fire Fall

12. You Are My God

13. Nara Ekele

The 8th Album (A New Beginning) comprises of 10 original worship songs all produced by Niyi P, which are:

1. You’re A Wonder

2. Lord Be Glorified

3. Sweet Jesus

4. Hallel

5. Miracle

6. Call On Jesus

7. King Of My Heart

8. Worthy Is The Lamb

9. Mekwanu Ya Ozo

10. Imaranma

We are expecting this to be loud….


Musical Video: You’re A Wonder – Isabella

YOU’RE A WONDER is the second single to be released off Isabella‘s 8th studio album, A NEW BEGINNING, which is due for release 3rd of November 2017.

Shot by veteran music video director, Fred Williams, at Icon Towers studios in Basildon, United Kingdom.

YOU’RE A WONDER is purposely designed to be a simple, classy, stripped down monochrome video which focuses on the profundity/intensity of the worship moments, to avoid distracting the audience or detracting from the essence & message of the song.
A captivating intimate worship song which builds in crescendo to reach an exhilarating worship climax, it is sure to draw the listener/viewer into an atmosphere of deep worship. Audio produced by Niyi P

Resident Doctors Give 10-Day Strike Notice To UCH Management

Barely one month after their nationwide strike, the resident doctors at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, on Friday, gave the hospital management another 10-day strike notice to protest unpaid salaries.

Segun Olaopa, the President of the UCH branch of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), disclosed this development at a news briefing.

Mr. Olaopa said the association’s dialogue with the hospital management on many occasions had yet to yield any positive result.

It has become imperative to draw the attention of the press to the brewing issues in UCH. These issues if not addressed, may impact negatively on the existing industrial harmony at the hospital.

“These issues include: non-payment of our September salary, 28 per cent shortfall in August salary, 2016 shortfalls of 11 months till date and work overload due to management’s refusal to employ new residents.

“Presently, the number of residents stands at 525; this has reduced to 454, as some of them have completed their residency. By this October, 40 among us will also finish the residency.

“The implication of this is that the remaining few residents are given work overload and this should not be; management should employ more residents to make the workload easy and to achieve maximum productivity.

“Resident doctors’ accommodations need to be rehabilitated. The conditions of those flats are nothing to write home about.

“We implore management to do the needful in order to avert another strike,” he said.

The association went on a 10-day national industrial strike, which was suspended on Sept. 14.

Part of the outcome of the dialogue, which led to the suspension of the strike was that government would release money to pay the doctors’ backlog of salaries.

Source: NAN

​Nigerian Film Corporation Partners Morocco On Content

The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), says it was partnering with the Government of Morocco for content sales, students and Film practitioners annual exchange programme.
Dr Chidia Maduekwe, the Managing Director, Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) said this in a statement on Friday, in Jos.

He said the partnership under the existing bilateral relationship between the two countries, was part of efforts toward developing the creative industry in Nigeria.

The statement signed by Mr Brian Etuk, Head, Public Affairs of the Corporation stated that discussions were on going to facilitate access of Morocco’s film institutes’ online library for students and lecturers of the National Film Institute (NFI) Jos.

Maduekwe said the collaboration would facilitate scholarship for NFI Students to study in Morocco; motion picture co-production between the two countries on joint film production including documentaries and capacity building for film makers amongst others.

The Collaboration would include capacity building for film and television professionals; broadcast stations, festival skills development and access to research findings to be adopted by Nigeria.

“When we sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), our creative industry would experience a remarkable leap in its growth.

“This is through in flow of knowledge and investment opportunities which would have a multiplier effects on our economy through their agency,’’ he said.

He listed the agencies to include, Institut Supervieur Des Matiers de L’audiovisual Et Du Cinema (ISMAC) and Cinemotographique Morocain(CCM).

He said further that the CCM would assist the NFC in the digitisation of archival materials, a 20 per cent tax rebate incentive for all movies shot in Quarzazate, a city in Morocco and assist in setting up the National Film Institute Community Television Station.

Maduekwe said the collaboration would benefit export of Nigerian films, content sale for independent Nigerian Film producers and other audio visual products.

I ​Am Ready To Restructure EFCC When I Become Nigerian President – Fayose 

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has lambasted the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) over the arrest and detention of his two aides, describing the commission as a ‘senseless’ organization, in dire need of restructuring.

Vanguard reports that Fayose, who vowed to overhaul the anti-graft agency, said he would restructure EFCC when he becomes president in 2019.

By the grace of God, I will restructure the EFCC when I become the president of this nation”, he said.

Fayose said he would reorganize EFCC and make it looks responsible, adding that, “they detained me in 2008, but I won them in court, because the most high God was on my side.

“EFCC is senseless body, because if they are not senseless, it should have known that the man who wrote the petition had been sacked because he didn’t deserve to be called a civil servant. The arrest of my officials was orchestrated by Ekiti indigenes in collaboration with the EFCC.

I will never go and beg EFCC, it will rather beg me. I won’t negotiate anything because I am not afraid of them. There was a subsisting court that barred them from arresting any official of this state, but they breached the law.

Fayose, who stated this on Thursday, October 12 during a grand reception organised for his aides who were arrested by the EFCC, promised to buy new cars for the two officials in appreciation of their loyalty to the state.

The arrested Ekiti state commissioner for finance, Toyin Ojo and the Accountant General, Yemisi Owolabi , have disclosed that they could not be charged to court by the anti-graft agency because the petition written against them lacked substance.

They said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) practically begged them to leave detention when the agency knew that they committed no offence to have warranted arrest, saying “we yielded after much pleading from top EFCC staff”.

The duo said the petition written by a former labour leader , whose name was not mentioned, claiming that the state mismanaged the Paris Club and bailouts allocated to it by the federal government was bereft of substantial evidence that could be used to prosecute them .

OAU Suspends 4 Students For Leading Protest

The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, have suspended four students of the institution.

Their offences are criminal activities, breach of the code of conduct for the University community and violent violation of their matriculation oath.

The students are:

1. Omole Ibukun Ayodele, with registration number CVE/ 2011/ 042 of the Department of Civil Engineering

2. Jacob Tosin Grace, with registration number: LAW/ 2012/ 153 of the Faculty of Law

3. Udeh John with registration number ASE/ 2015/ 362 of the Department of Arts and Social Sciences

4. Oluwalade Babatunde with registration number: EGL/ 2014/ 431 of the Department of English.

A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that they led some other persons in protest and violently disrupted academic and extracurricular activities of the University.

They forcefully chased other students out of the lecture halls under the guise of demonstrating against an alleged unsatisfactory power supply to the campus.

Olarewaju also added that the students, together with other persons, vandalised commercial transport vehicles of the members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Ile Ife.

Senate Passes Bill To Enforce Inauguration Of President, Vice-President At National Assembly

A bill which will enforce that an elected President and Vice President of Nigeria be inaugurated at the premises of the National Assembly was on Thursday passed by the Senate.

The passage of the bill sponsored by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, followed several debates on the report of the Senate Committee on Special Duties.

Before now, inauguration of presidents and vice presidents of the federation takes place at the Eagles Square in the Federal Capital Territory under the oath administered by the Chief Justice of the Federation.

The bill if agreed to by the House of Representatives and assented to by the Executive will enforce the inauguration of president and vice president within the confines of the parliament as is done in the United States and some other democracies of the world.

Reading the report, chairman of the committee, Abdul-Aziz Nyako, noted that the bill if assented to will “be a welcome development as the National Assembly represents all segments of the country.

The senators after several debates passed the bill through a voice vote.

However, the lawmakers deleted Clause 6 of the bill which deals with the observance of relevant prayers in places of worship before inauguration.

The clause reads: “there shall be national prayers in the week of the inauguration in designated places of worship in the Federal Capital city on Friday and Sunday preceding the date of inauguration.”

The senators observed that prayer is a regular practice and need not be made a point of law.

This is in consideration that people of other faiths apart from Islam and Christianity may rise in protest of this.

Similarly, the committee made amendments to Clause 8 of the bill which deals with accompanying of dignitaries at the venue of inauguration.

Reading the amendment, Mr. Nyako said that “the duty of accompanying dignitaries in a ceremony is totally for ushers appointed to serve in that capacity. Originally, we used to have senators to escort dignitaries; the committee is of the opinion that such exercise should be handled by the clerk of the National Assembly who shall delegate officers to handle the assignment.”