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New Online lifestyle channel; RED​TV​ Debuts

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REDTV, a dynamic online lifestyle channel that puts the spotlight on Africa with a distinct global appeal has been launched. REDTV, a digital online televsion network, features the very best of entertainment, news, design, travel, fashion, music, sports, comedy and much more.

“ REDTV strives to be first and foremost all about the content; and to this end the channel has partnered and collaborated with leading visionaries, who are as passionate and committed to being part of a platform for the New Africa, one that positions itself confidently on the global stage” said Bola Atta, Director, Marketing and Corporate Communications, UBA Africa.

At the launch over the weekend, which attracted guests from the world of finance, business, media and the creative visual arts, there was a serande by a dazzling jazz trio as celebrities, opinion formers and socialites mingled over champagne and canapés.

The breathtaking views from the top floor of the UBA House, coupled with the ambience reflected the aspirational intent of REDTV; a network focused on creating unforgettable moments on the screen as it inspires viewers. In attendance were Dakore Akande, Zeb Ejiro, Fred Amata, Betty Irabor, Bola Balogun, Didi Ocheja-Daley, Erelu Angela Adebayo, Ono Bello and a host of other celebrities.

The location for the launch was also an acknowledgment of RED TV’s proud association with UBA group, a financial institution that serves customers across 19 countries in Africa and has a presence in London, New York and Paris. UBA is committed to championing the best of Africa across a myriad of sectors as it provides products and services that concurrently draw upon the bank’s rich heritage and the needs of the 21st Century.

Guests at the launch were treated to an enticing sample of REDTV’s flagship programmes and the quality and range did not disappoint. From The Sauce, a sassy topical round up of the happening of the week, to the drama and journey of discovering Africa’s future design star on Interiors By Design, to the global megabrand that is the Top Model Series, in the Oluchi fronted Africa’s Next Top Model and numerous others. REDTV content has been specially selected to ensure that there is something for every viewer as the channel understands the needs and wants of the Generation Y and the Millennial viewer, while also remaining relevant with the older generations.

REDTV launches at a time when the way viewers consume and share information has evolved dramatically. The age of sitting communally in front of a television screen, reading a newspaper or magazine is over. Consumers want to disseminate information in real time and on the go, favoring intimate programming  channels that speak to core interests and needs. REDTV promises to bring that to viewers in a vibrant and evocative way. It is available on you tube.

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Police Deploy More Personnel To Seaports In Lagos Over Nigerian Students, NANS’ Protest

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Following the ASUU strike that has kept university students across the nation at home for over seven months, NANS declared “Occupy The Airport” nationwide protest.

The Nigeria Police Force has announced that it has deployed personnel to adequately secure seaports across the nation following a threat by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to shut down commercial activities at the nation’s busiest seaports ¬¬¬¬¬¬- the Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in protest over the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Following the ASUU strike that has kept university students across the nation at home for over seven months, NANS declared “Occupy The Airport” nationwide protest.
The aggrieved students who protested on Monday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport also reportedly threatened to ground commercial activities at the Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in Lagos State.
Disclosing the security beef up to Daily Trust, the Commissioner of Police in charge of Western Port Authority Command, Jonathan Towuru, said security was tightened around the Western Ports to avoid any breakdown of law and order although the student body did not show up as threatened.
The commissioner said, “People went about their businesses while operations at the terminals went on seamlessly, without any hindrance. But if the students eventually turn up, we will engage them in discussions. I must say that they conducted themselves well on Monday at the airport even though you still saw police monitoring the protest.”

 

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Evans The Billionaire Kidnapper Bags 21 Year Imprisonment

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Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Special Offences Court on Monday sentenced kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, and his co-defendant, Victor Aduba, to 21 years imprisonment for kidnapping one Sylvanus Hafia.

They were accused of conspiring and kidnapping Sylvanus Ahanonu Hafia at about 5:30 pm on June 23, 2014, at Kara Street, Amuwo Odofin in Lagos and were alleged to have captured and detained Hafia and demanded a ransom of $2m.

But they pleaded not guilty to the four charges.

The judge held that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to other aspiring kidnappers

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Poverty, Hunger in the Country, Okowa Blames APC

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…says Delta healthcare will curb medical tourism

Delta State Governor and Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ifeanyi Okowa, weekend, said that poor management of the nation’s economy by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) caused the rising hunger and poverty in the country.

He stated this at an empowerment programme for the people of Ika Federal Constituency at Boji-Boji Owa, Ika North Council by the member representing the constituency at the House of Representatives, Mr. Victor Nwokolo.

The governor, who commended Nwokolo for his gesture, described the event as “empowerment programme with a difference. He said Nigeria was troubled because people were hungry and out of job due to mismanagement of the nation’s economy.

He added that even students were having lots of challenges because their parents could not meet their needs owing to the level of poverty resulting from ineptitude of the APC-led Federal Government.

He, therefore, urged Nigerians to support the PDP, saying it was the only party with clear understanding of the nation’s challenges and had clear solution to rescue the nation.

Earlier, Nwokolo said his motive for the empowerment was to restore hope to the hopeless amid rising hunger and poverty in the land.

MEANWHILE, Okowa, also at the different forum, said the huge investment being made by his administration in the health sector was to improve healthcare delivery and reduce medical tourism in the country.

He disclosed this in an interview with journalists shortly after inspecting facilities at the Advanced Diagnostic Medical Centre and Mother and Child Hospital, Owa-Alero in Ika Council of the state.

He said the twin medical facilities would, on completion, reduce medical tourism as it would provide first-class medical services to people who would have sought medical treatment abroad.

“I am glad we have gotten to this stage. I had high hopes that by today, we would have inaugurated these projects.

“The equipment are fully on site and we are trying to get things fully sorted out and I am sure that in the next one month, it should be ready and opened to the public for use.

“The two projects are obviously very important. The Mother and Child, as it is so stated, is supposed to take care of every illness concerning our women and children,” he said.

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