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EIGHTEEN-year-old Anna Banner has been crowned the 26th Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria. The young lady, who contested as Miss Bayelsa on Saturday night, received the crown from her predecessor, Isabella Ayuk, at the grand finale in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. The 5.6-foot fair complexioned teenager beat Stephanie Okwu (Miss Imo) and Powede Lawrence(Miss Adamawa) to the second and third positions respectively, at the event marked by musical performances and motivational talks. With the victory, Banner won a brand new car. She will represent Nigeria at the Miss World 2013 finale in Jakarta, Indonesia. The pageant, organised by Silverbird Group, was hosted by the Bayelsa State Government in Yenagoa. Speaking shortly after she was crowned, Banner, who disclosed that she was “temporarily pleasantly shocked” when she was declared the winner, described the feat as a product of a long -cherished dream. She urged children and youths to be faithful to their dreams, saying, “You will never know where you will be tomorrow.” Host Governor Seriake Dickson saluted all the 32 contestants that took part in the pageant and lauded the Bruce family for their commitment to the growth of the entertainment industry in the country. Dickson said the contestants had the opportunity to visit tourist centres in the state during the two weeks they stayed there. He added that the state would host another edition of the pageant holding in September to mark Nigeria’s centenary, and the other ones in the coming years. “We are doing this to demonstrate our commitment to tourism development as another avenue for generating revenue outside oil. We look forward to hosting the MGBN annually and winners will be cultural ambassadors of our state,” the governor added. Dickson made Banner an honorary special assistant on tourism and culture. Also at the event were the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Chief Edem Duke, star actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde and a former coach of the Super Eagles, Samson Siasia.

Miss Bayelsa wins MBGN, becomes gov’s aide

EIGHTEEN-year-old Anna Banner has been crowned the 26th Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria. The young lady, who contested as Miss Bayelsa on Saturday night, received the crown from her predecessor, Isabella Ayuk, at  the grand finale  in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. [...]

July 22, 2013 Culture
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BABY MARRIAGE HALL OF SHAME.

BABY MARRIAGE HALL OF SHAME. -These are faces of the senators that clamour for Marriage to a Nigerian Girl Child, irrespective of her age.   These the Senators that are giving license to Paedophile, Perverts and Sex Starved people to [...]

July 22, 2013 Culture
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Nigerian Writer Chimamanda Adichie Wins American Prize

Renowned Nigeria Novel writer Chimamanda Adichie, has been awarded the 2013 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for fiction. This is the third novel that Nigerian writer will published which title ”AMERICANAH”.   According to Elizabeth Taylor, the literary editor of the [...]

July 17, 2013 Literature
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Tonto Dike: NDLEA probes more celebrities for hard drugs

The Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said it is keeping tabs on more celebrities in Nollywood and the music industry for drug trafficking, abuse and links with drug cartels. The agency said the move became necessary, following its investigation [...]

July 14, 2013 Culture, Nollywood
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The contestants for the upcoming Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria ( MBGN) 2013

The contestants for the upcoming Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria ( MBGN) 2013 have been revealed. See pictures of the young ladies who hope to wear the crown below. Don’t forget to share your views in the comments section below. [...]

July 12, 2013 Culture
The 38th Annual Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant

The 38th Annual Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant – Nigeria’s Most Beautiful Lady to be Chosen

The 38th Annual Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant/Charity Ball will take place on Saturday July 6th at Intercontinental Hotel, in Victoria Island. The show would support a cause for charity “Education, A Salvation for Kids”. It promises to be entertaining, electrifying [...]

July 5, 2013 Culture
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Don’t sell National Theatre, RATTAWU warns

THE Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria, RATTAWU, Wednesday, asked the National Assembly to reject attempts to sell the National Theatre, which is one of the few “remaining national edifices that symbolize the Nigerian nationhood.” THE Radio, [...]

June 27, 2013 Culture
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State Authorities: Nigerians Have Lost Respect for Elders, Obedience to Rules

The Federal Government has challenged religious leaders to be in the vanguard of transforming the society and ridding the country of incidents of cultism, terrorism, kidnapping and other social vices. Speaking in Abuja at the official flag off of the [...]

June 14, 2013 Culture, Language, Religion
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BREAKING NEWS: Fatai Rolling Dollar Is Dead

It has been reported that veteran highlife musician Fatai Rolling Dollar, is dead. Born 22nd July 1926, Rolling Dollar was known for his verve and dexterity on the guitar. His zest for life and energy, even in old age, was [...]

June 12, 2013 Music and film
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VIDEO: Government Will Not Sell The National Art Theater – Prince Jide Kosoko

Veteran Nigerian movie star, Prince Jide Kosoko assures that stage acting would soon return. He explained that the breakthrough in home videos caused the abandonment of stage performances by theatre groups in Nigeria. Prince Kosoko, who is a chieftain of [...]

June 5, 2013 Music and film
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Drinking of Dead Husbands’ Bath Water outlawed in Akwa Ibom

Chief Godswill Akpabio has signed into law a bill that outlaws the custom that subjects women to inhumane treatment after the death of their husbands. [viralpullquote font_size=”20″ ]Chief Godswill Akpabio has signed into law a bill that outlaws the custom [...]

June 2, 2013 Culture
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Achebe: A Man Ahead Of His Generation – Prof Nnaji

Prof. Chinua Achebe had left the University of Massachusetts about a decade before I joined the same university in 1983 as Professor and Director of the Automation and Robotics Laboratory. At the time, Achebe’s reputation was still looming large at [...]

May 24, 2013 Literature
Senate on Wednesday eulogised the late literary icon, Prof. Chinua Achebe, demanding a state burial for him.

Senate demands state burial for Achebe

Senate on Wednesday eulogised the late literary icon, Prof. Chinua Achebe, demanding a state burial for him. The renowned author died on March 21 in the United States at the age of 82. Senator representing Anambra Central, Chris Ngige, brought [...]

May 16, 2013 Literature
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Must Read – Oprah Winfrey’s Advice To Women On Relationship

One of the world’s most powerful women has a lot to say to women who are in love, married or in relationships…From the book “Oprah In her own words” by Tuchy Palmieri….Read and decide if she’s right.. Oprah says… If a man [...]

May 12, 2013 Literature