The Nigerian minister for agriculture, Mr. Akinwunmi Adesina has emerged the 2013 Forbes Africa Person of the Year (POTY). He beat the likes of Aliko Dangote, Jim Ovia, Patrice Motsepe, Strive Masiyiwa to pick up the honour.
Akinwunmi Adesina's vision is to make Nigeria a self-sustaining, food-producing nation and register 20 million farmers by 2015.
Congratulations to him!
Popular Nollywood actor, Saheed Balogun has dragged his actress ex-wife, Fathia Balogun, to court over the use of his surname ‘Balogun’, insisting that she stop using the name.
The union which produced three children lasted for many years before ending few years ago.
Saheed has been trying to get Fathia revert to her maiden name, but she insists she became popular using that name and has no plans to drop the name.
he All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Willie Obiano, has been declared winner of the governorship election in Anambra State.
The returning officer, Prof James Epoke said Obiano satisfied all the requirements of the law “and is hereby declared winner. ”
The result showed APGA polled 180,178 votes, PDP polled 97,700 votes; APC got 95,963 votes while LP had 37495 votes..
Police enforcing Islamic law in the city of Kano publicly destroyed some 240,000 bottles of beer on Wednesday, the latest move in a wider crackdown on behaviour deemed “immoral” in the area.
The banned booze had been confiscated from trucks coming into the city in recent weeks, said officials from the Hisbah, the patrol tasked with enforcing the strict Islamic law, known as sharia.