Download Album: Lara Alabi – ELEDA (THE CREATOR)

Finally!!! Gospel Singer LARA ALABI‘s Album “ELEDA (THE CREATOR)” that has been on sales in the market is now available for download.

ELEDA (THE CREATOR) is a spirit-filled album that affirms God’s supremacy and sovereignty with amazing Tracks like:

• Haa Modupe (DOWNLOAD)

• Halleluyah  (DOWNLOAD)

• Eleda  (DOWNLOAD)

• Oju lope si  (DOWNLOAD)

• Iku npa ni  (DOWNLOAD)

• Ori okere  (DOWNLOAD)

• I am so glad  (DOWNLOAD)

• Yo ti buru to  (DOWNLOAD)

Anticipate another powerful one “HERE I AM” Coming soon.

​Route 91 Organizers Release Statement on Las Vegas Tragedy: ‘We Will Not Let Hate Win’

The founders of Route 91, the festival where the horrific Las Vegas shooting occurred, are speaking out about the tragedy.

On behalf of the entire Route 91 HarvestFamily, we are completely devastated by the event that occurred Sunday night,” the statement began.
They continued, “Our deepest sympathies go out to the injured and the deceased and their loved ones, senseless violence has claimed the souls of our fans and we have little in the way of answers. Our eternal gratitude goes out to the LVPD, Emergency services, security guards, and fans for their selfless acts of bravery while trying to help those in need.”
The company concluded with an empowering message.
While we will try and move forward, we will never forget this day. We will NOT let hate win over LOVE. We will NOT be defeated by senseless violence. We WILL persevere, and honor the souls that were lost. Because it matters,” they wrote.

​Barcelona FC To Join Strike In Catalonia

Barcelona, Espanyol and Girona, all Catalan teams in Spain’s top flight La Liga, say they would join the one-day strike.

Barcelona FC will join a general strike called in Catalonia on Tuesday, the club confirmed at a news conference at the Camp Nou on Monday.

What we saw in the country yesterday is unacceptable. Us Catalans have earned the right to be heard. Tomorrow we will join the strike,” said club president Josep Bartomeu.

Espanyol and Girona, the other Catalan teams in Spain’s top flight, also said they would join the one-day strike.

It was a difficult day for everyone in Catalonia,” continued Bartomeu when asked about the reasons for playing Barcelona’s La Liga match with Las Palmas in an empty stadium.

We were unable to get the game postponed so we decided to play it behind closed doors.

“We made that decision because it was a way of showing the world what was happening.”

Many were upset the game was played, and Bartomeu confirmed: “Today I have accepted the resignations of directors Carles Vilarrubi y Jordi Mones. They both opposed the decision to let the game go ahead.’’

Bartomeu added: “In the name of the club, we want to show solidarity with those people who defended democracy and with those who were wounded.”

Catalan authorities said 893 people were injured in clashes between protesters and police trying to disrupt voting.

More than 40 Unions in Catalonia joined forces under the umbrella organization Table for Democracy and called for the general strike.

The club tweeted: “None of the professional teams or the youth teams at FC Barcelona will train tomorrow.”

Ellen DeGeneres Still Believes There’s Good In The World Despite Recent Tragic Events

Ellen DeGeneres Still Believes There’s Good In The World Despite Recent Tragic Events


Ellen DeGeneres is starting her Tuesday (October 3) episode of her show by sending love to those affected by the shooting in Las Vegas, as well as those affected by the hurricanes.

The 59-year-old talk show host started off with a message of hope, then followed it up by showing clips from the past 15 seasons of people who do good, giving hope that there are still really good people in the world.

I am very happy you are here today. I am hoping we can fill this room with love, and prayers, and hope. That’s what I want right now,” she started her monologue. 

This show is airing on Tuesday, but we are taping on Monday and we all woke up this morning to the news of the horrific shooting in Las Vegas.”

“And it’s very easy to lose hope, but we cannot do that. We cannot do that,” she continued. “I always say that there’s a lot more good in the world than there is bad and I continue to believe that. And that is what we have to focus on.

FG Grants 3-Year Tax Relief To TStv Africa

The Federal Government has granted a 3-year tax relief to the newly inaugurated Pay TV operator in the country, TStv Africa, as well as tax free dividends to all investors in the company.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced this in Abuja at a dinner to mark the official unveiling of the new company.

TStv Africa is a wholly owned Nigerian Pay TV operator with refined offerings of novel Unclassified Pay Per View subscription and complimentary internet services.

Mohammed, who performed the official unveiling of the new company and its products, said the tax reliefs were in line with the Pioneer Status recently granted to the Creative Industry by the federal government.

The minister commended the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, Dr Bright Echefu, and his team for liberalising and breaking the monopoly of Pay TV in the country.

The important thing about what Echefu has done today is that he has redefined the pay per view television industry and from today that industry will never remain the same again.

“What he has done is to democratise the media and entertainment industry and make it possible for even a peasant farmer to have access to the best entertainment and news in the world.

“It is a great opportunity for me to be the one to unveil TStv because just like a Nigerian made history by crashing the cost of telephony in Nigeria, I am glad that another Nigerian is now coming forward to crash the cost of Pay TV,” the minister said.

He lauded the courage of the investor for coming from the Diaspora to invest in his country and for believing in the government’s seriousness about diversifying the economy.
According to him, the company had also demonstrated that government alone could not do all things but needed the participation and synergy of the private sector.

I want to assure that this administration will continue to assist you and other investors in creating the enabling environment for businesses to grow,” he added.

The minister disclosed that the government was aware of the huge contributions of the creative industry to the nation’s economy and would continue to support the sector.
He noted that contents and the lack of objective audience measurement are the major challenges that had retarded the growth of TV and advertising industries in the country.

With the liberalisation of the industry, content has become very key because content determines which channels are being watched and which are not. 

“Another major challenge is how to get an accurate measurement of which channel is being watched and which is not.

“Kenya and South Africa are about one third of our population but they do much better in TV and radio advertisement than us because of their robust audience measurement,” Mohammed said.

The minister declared that the National Broadcasting Commission and his ministry would organise a workshop on Nov. 28 to address the challenge of audience measurement.

Earlier, Echefu said that TStv Africa, which had gone through a lot of challenges, was birth to liberalise PayTV in the country, make it affordable to every Nigerian with added values.
He said for the first time, Nigerians could now enjoy Pay Per View because with TStv, “subscription runs as you watch and it has the facility to pause your subscription when you travel”.

The CEO said that TStv for a start has 70 premium channels model with the cheapest pay-TV in Africa with maximum subscription fee of N3, 000 only, adding that as a fully Nigerian brand with consideration for the masses, TStv is not classified and it has a model that accommodate subscription as low as N200 as N500 for a period of time.

Echefu said TStv came with PVR (Personal Video Recorder) Decoder which allowed viewers greater control over their viewing experience with functions like pause, rewind, forward, save and record of programmes of interest.
He stressed that once you subscribe to TStv, you will also get complimentary internet service, enabled Wi-Fi, as well as video calls and video conferencing services. “It has an array of amazing TV channels with premium entertainment, educative programmes that cut across all genres.

“The genres included news, music, general entertainment, documentary, movies, religious, sports, health, kids, fashion and lifestyle that better define the uniqueness of Nigeria’s diverse culture and traditional values,” he said.
The CEO affirmed that TStv which was modelled for Nigerians had come to stay, assuring that it would not fail and they would deliver on their promises.

​Southeast PDP Rejects Fayose, Embraces Zoning

The Peoples Democratic Party in the Southeast geopolitical zone has endorsed the party’s zoning arrangement, which zoned the office of the President to the North.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Southeast says it will only support a candidate of northern extraction for the presidency in the 2019 general election.

The Zonal Chairman of the party, Austin Umahi, disclosed this while reading a communiqué at the end of a zonal meeting of the PDP in Enugu.

This is coming days after Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti (Southwest) declared his intention to run in 2019.
PDP has zoned the presidential ticket to the north while it zoned the chairmanship position to the Southwest.

We are committed to the PDP zoning arrangement of president to the North and national party chairman to the South of Nigeria.

“We mandate our governors, zonal chairman and national assembly leaders to liaise with other zones to reach an understanding in respect of the next national chairman of our party,” Umahi said.

Umahi stated that they were fully in support of the party’s candidate for the November 18 Anambra governorship election.

The meeting was attended by a former Vice President Alex Ekwueme, the governors of Abia and Enugu states while Ebonyi governor was represented by his deputy.

Also in attendance were Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd.), Emeka Ihedioha and the Legal Adviser of the party in Abia, Ukpai Ukairo.

Chelsea Striker Alvaro Morata Faces Lengthy Lay-Off With Hamstring Injury

It’s tough news for Chelsea FC and the fans at the Bridge. Alvaro Morata will miss matches against Roma, Watford and Everton.

There is a dark Blue cloud hovering over Stamford Bridge as news of Alvaro Morata’s injury drifts in.

The London club will be without their club record 60 million pounds striker for at least 30 days.

Morata is Chelsea’s leading goal scorer this season after hitting the back of the net 7 times.

He picked up the injury during the Blues match against visiting Manchester City on Saturday.

Spanish team doctors diagnosed the grade two myofascial injury and he will miss this week’s World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Israel.

Experts say muscle injuries such as this can take four to eight weeks to recover from.

Spain are top of group G, three points clear of Italy, with two games remaining. 

Chelsea next play Crystal Palace on 14 October, before games against Roma, Watford and Everton.