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Firm to organise first Agric reality TV show

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A Lagos based firm, Kairos Events and Entertainment on Wednesday, announced its first Agriculture reality television show in Nigeria.

Mrs Ibinabo Dixon, Corporate Affairs Director said this in a statement made in Lagos.

Ibinabo said that the reality show themed “Face of Agric Nigeria (FOAN) 2020,” was a concept aimed at changing the narrative of youths in their lacklustre attitude towards agriculture.

She said that FOAN Reality TV Show 2020 was an `Agritainment’ show that seeks to discover, showcase, harness and empower youth in the practice and business of Agriculture.

“FOAN is an agritainment project and the first of its kind. It is a strategic project to be used as a tool to attract the Nigerian youths into agriculture putting in view the youths interest in entertainment related projects.

“The event targets Nigerian youths resident in the urban centres, aged 18-32, a total of 48 contestants are selected from the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.

“These 48 contestants would be housed in a boot camp for 90 days. Participants would be put through the technological know-how in various agricultural practices from ground to the final consumer and hopefully, they will become proficient” she said.

Ibinabo said that FOAN 2020 would proselytise business and economic opportunities, both local and international, and would encouraged community development and cultural exchange amongst the participants.

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She said that another objective of project FOAN was to support the government in achieving exceptional milestone in agriculture which would have profound effect on the growth of the economy.

“The agricultural sector is one of the most important sectors in the economy of any Nation, it should provoke a tangible economic development.

“So many years ago agriculture was one of the primary drivers of the economy of this nation, the discovery of oil in the mid-fifties gradually pushed agriculture to the back burner, attention was shifted to crude oil as our number one source of revenue.

“Mono economy will not suffice in a country with a teeming population as Nigeria, it is therefore pertinent to shift from a single income source to multiple income sources. This is achievable by economic diversification.

“One of the central points of action in this economic diversification is to completely resuscitate the Agricultural sector, which in turn will address the issue of food insecurity and to a large extent address the issue of unemployment. This is the trajectory of the FOAN project” she said.

Ibinabo said that the firm was going to employ entertainment as a platform to attract an optimal number of Nigerian youths in urban centres to engage in agricultural practices.

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She said that the average Nigerian youths living in urban areas believe that agricultural practices are meant for the rural dwellers, even those who studied agriculture-related courses in the higher institutions do not want to practice.

She said that FOAN was designed to change this mindset and It was not news that it has become increasingly difficult to feed the teeming population.

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She said that it was imperative that we develop our agricultural sector, a feat that would be futile until the most potent human capital “The Youth” is actively involved.

“As the world battles the COVID-19 virus, it is only a matter of time before we realise that we have entered a new Era and an Agro-revolution will be required to stem the tides” she said.

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Nvde photos: RRS arrest Salawa Abeni’s blackmailer

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The operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has arrested a 19-year-old National Diploma holder of Yaba College of Technology, Lagos as the brain behind the blackmail of Queen Salawa Abeni with half- nude photographs.

The suspect, Olufowoke Oladunjoye Emmanuel, a resident of Brentfield Avenue, Peace Estate, Magboro, Ogun State, was picked up by the Decoy Team of Rapid Response Squad last week Thursday after three days of trailing him.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu had in the wake of the attempt by an unknown individual to blackmail Alhaja Salawa Abeni sometime in April 2020, directed the Commander, Rapid Response Squad, DCP Olatunji Disu to fish out the suspect.

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After a technical diagnosis of the complaint, the Decoy Team narrowed down on the suspect a few days later. Sources close to the team disclosed that the suspect couldn’t be picked because of the prevalence of COVID 19.

The suspect in his statement to the police confessed to having been the mastermind behind the ploy to publish some nude pictures of Waka Queen in exchange for money, adding that he was alone in the scheme.

The suspect, a 2017/2018 Electrical Engineering student of Yabatech, disclosed that he saw the nude pictures in a memory card which he picked up on the floor in Yabatech sometime in November 2019.

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He added that after downloading the nude photographs of Salawa Abeni on his phone, he picked up her mobile number from her Instagram page.

“On 1st of April, 2020, I chatted her up and also called her after sending a few of the photos to her online. My intention was to negotiate with her for few bucks and for me to destroy the photographs.

“I thought everything was going on fine until the following day when I heard the news of the blackmail over the radio. I was with my mother. She was even cursing the blackmailer unknown to her that I was the brain behind it.

“I immediately sneaked out, destroyed the memory card and threw my mobile phone and SIM card into a nearby wetland in Magboro. Since then, I never mentioned it to anyone and called Madam Salawa Abeni about it again,” he disclosed.

Commenting on the arrest, CP Hakeem Odumosu stated that no individual would be allowed to commit a crime in Lagos from any state or escape to other states in Nigeria to evade arrest.

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He advised guardians to monitor their wards, emphasizing that the internet is a fertile ground for opportunities but the State Command would not allow criminals to use it as an avenue to exploit law abiding Lagosians.

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‘You make me a better man’, Alexx Ekubo praises girlfriend

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Nollywood actor, Alexx Ekubo has professed his love to his beautiful girlfriend, Fancy Acholonu.

When the news of him being in a serious relationship with Fancy Acholonu, broke out a lot of hearts were broken as his female admirers realized he’s taken already.

They have the cutest exchanges on Instagram leaving the cutest comments on each other’s posts.

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The latest cute exchange was when Alex posted that he will be doing a 200k giveaway to commemorate his friend’s birthday who has always been supportive of him.

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She wrote; “May God continue to bless you for blessings others. You’re amazing. Keep up the good work.🙏♥️”

He replied “You make me better.♥️”

Check out the cute exchange below:

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‘A typical Nollywood actor is not rich’, Ray Emodi reveals

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'A typical Nollywood actor is not rich', Ray Emodi reveals

Nollywood actor, Ray Emodi, has disclosed some happenings in the Nollywood movie industry.

Ray Emodi says that it is not really as lucrative as many people believe.

Ray Emodi made this known in a recent interview with Splash FM, where he declared that a typical Nollywood actor is not rich.

He added that being in the industry is more about the art than the money as the money is not enough to make one wealthy.

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Emodi, who is also an artist, explained that Nollywood only brings the fame one needs to attract brand endorsements and start other businesses.

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He used American rapper, Jay Z, as an example of someone who became rich not just from music, but from other businesses he ventured into.

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