Opelope Anointing changed my real name –Evang. Dunni Olanrewaju

The name, Dunni Olanrewaju, may not ring a bell but when one mentions Opelope Anointing, a lot of people readily know who she is. The gospel songstress and founder of Christ Apostolic Church, Opelope Anointing Praise Centre, whose hit track brought to limelight in 2000, speaks to ESTHER BAKARE about the challenges she faced before heeding the call of God, the gospel music industry and sundry issues Can we meet you? My name is Evangelist (Dr) Dunni Olanrewaju, popularly known as Opelope Anointing. I am a gospel musician and founder…

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The world’s richest clubs owners in 2017

Steve Ballmer, worth $30 billion: Steve is the world’s richest sports team owner for the third straight year. He bought the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014 for $2 billion in the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal, which rocked the NBA when racially charged comments made by Sterling were made public. The Clippers purchase was 10% of Ballmer’s fortune at the time and many pegged it as an over-pay for a basketball junkie who wanted into the exclusive NBA owners club. Ballmer’s timing was perfect as the league inked a…

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Debt threatens FG’s economic recovery plan

Nigeria’s recently launched Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP2017-2020) appears to have been generally well received by industry experts. However, the country’s already high debt service ratio in proportion to income, is raising concerns in some quarters about government’s ability to fund the scheme. TONY CHUKWUNYEM writes   Nearly two years after he assumed office, President Muhammadu Buhari last Wednesday, launched what his administration has tagged the Nigeria Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (NERGP2017-2020). Although the event came about a month after the Ministry of Budget and National Planning posted…

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Multiple cinemas, way out of piracy –Bright

Bright Wonder Obasi is a filmmaker, scriptwriter, cinematographer, actor and Filmmaking Facilitator at High Definition Film Academy (HDFA), he speaks with Deborah Ocheni about his Script2screen Africa reality show, multiple cinema as the way out of piracy in Nigeria and sundry issues.   You released an album in 2009. Can you tell us what is happening to that creative part of you? Yes, I released a gospel album in 2009, but since then I think film swept me off my feet, at that point my music was too local and…

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Ikorodu militant attacks: Landlords put houses up for sale

  There is still palpable tension in Isawo area of Ikorodu, Lagos State, following the recent attack on the community by militants. Since the incident, residents of the aquatic environs have been fleeing in droves, according to findings. But, a visit to the vicinities during the week by Saturday Telegraph team, revealed that some landlords and land owners had gone beyond fleeing the troubled communities to selling their houses, lands and other properties in panic. Tenants of most of the houses had hurriedly abandoned their apartments a few hours after…

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600,000 farmers benefit from e-agric scheme

A new report on an e-agriculture scheme of the Federal Government christened: ‘Growth Enhancement Support Scheme (GES)’ has showed that no fewer than 600,000 Nigerians benefited from the first season of the scheme in 2016. The report entitled: “Growth Enhancement Support Scheme (GES) Dry Season, 2016,” highlighted key progress on food security and financial inclusion for farmers across 30 states in Nigeria, through leveraging Information and technology (IT). The programme, which set out to service 500,000 farmer- households in four value chains, accomplished 92 per cent of the targeted subsidized…

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US drops ‘mother of all bombs on IS’

The US military says it has dropped the most destructive non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat on an Islamic State group tunnel complex in Afghanistan. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), known as “the mother of all bombs”, was first tested in 2003, but had not been used before. The Pentagon said it was dropped from a US aircraft in Nangarhar province. The news came hours after the Pentagon admitted an air strike in Syria mistakenly killed 18 rebels. It said a partnered force had mistakenly identified the…

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