Nigerian Superstars Set To Go On Tour

Wizkid-Tiwa-Savage-Pepsi-ambassadors-featNigerian music stars, 2face, Tiwa Savage, M.I, Olamide, and 20 other artistes are set to thrill fans in 10 cities lined for the annual Star Music Trek.

After weeks of speculation, the full artiste line up for Music Trek 2014 has finally been unveiled.

The sensational unveiling, which held at the Federal Palace Hotel Victoria Island Lagos on March 19 in a scintillating sign-on party was well attended by dozens of celebrity guests, including Olisa Adibua, Toni Kan, Uti Nwachukwu, Tee-Y Mix, Mark Redguard, Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi, Tunde Ednut, Mo’ Eazy, D’Tunes, HarrySongs.

Hosts, Gbenga Adeyinka, DO2UN of Cool FM and Laf Up ensured that the suspense was fully maintained with guests left guessing right up to the final unveiling of who would eventually make up the Star 2014 Trek line up.

This year’s selection of Nigerian stars comprises an exciting combination of artistes at the top of their game with a few major surprises. Still on the Trek this year are fans’ favorites, Tiwa Savage, 2face, M.I, Olamide and many others. Noticeably missing, however, are D’banj and dynamic duo P’square, who featured prominently on the 2013 Trek.

The surprise introduction of Davido, and Wizkid promises to spice things up!

Artistes on Music Trek include 2face, Tiwa Savage, M.I, Olamide, Davido, Wizkid, Wande Coal, Sound Sultan, Pasuma, Mr Raw, Dr Sid, Naeto C, KCee, Sean Tizzle, Phyno and May D.

Hosts are Gbenga Adeyinka, DO2TUN of Cool FM and Laf Up with DJ Xclusive, DJ Neptune, DJ Switch, DJ Blaise as official DJs for The Trek.

The Trek 2014 will be touring the following cities across the country, Nsukka (29th March), Makurdi, (5th April), Uyo (12th April), Umuahia (19th April), Orlu (26th April), Ekwulobia, (3rd May) Onitsha Fegge, (11th May), Benin (17th May), Ado Ekiti, (24th May), and Lagos May 31st.

UNN Pro-Chancellor’s Removal: Senior Lecturer, Alumnus Disagree

A Senior Lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Dr. Tony Nwaezeigwe has claimed that the removal of the university Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Emeka Enejere, is indeed justified.

Speaking on Channels Television during the breakfast programme, Sunrise, he alleged that the UNN Pro-Chancellor led the clamour for the instalment of an indigene as Vice-Chancellor thereby destroying the prestigious image of the institution with his political inclination.

He also alleged that Dr. Emeka Enejere, lied that the Minister of Education instructed him not to confirm the appointment of 2 deputy VCs. In addition, Nwaezeigwe also claimed that the Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Emeka Enejere, suspended the University Bursar because he refused to approve the release of 5 million Naira to him.

However, an ex-student of the school and Legal Adviser to UNN Alumni in Lagos, Malachy Ugwumadu would not be bought by Dr. Nwaezeigwe’s arguments, which he referred to as lacking depth and facts.

He claimed that the removal of the Pro-Chancellor is not only unwarranted but the manner in which it was done is also irregular. He argued that the position of the Pro-Chancellor is not administrative and the allegation against him seems to be more of politics than facts.

He insisted that only the President can appoint and remove the Pro-Chancellor of a university.

He also claimed that there are many within the university system that are not happy that the Pro-Chancellor was removed, because he has been seen as someone on a rescue mission who is committed to changing the fortunes of his beloved university.

These views are however contrary to those expressed by Dr. Nwaezeigwe, who claimed that the Pro-Chancellor constantly attacked the good reforms that had been embarked on by previous administration of the school.

In a twist, the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, UNN Chapter, Ifeanyichukwu Abada, who joined the discussion via telephone, stated that the allegations against the Pro-Chancellor which led to his removal are not known to them, and as far as they (ASUU) are concerned, there are no basis for his removal.

The argument at a point became heated when the Alumnus tried to question the authenticity of Dr. Nwaezeigwe’s claims since he has no direct dealing with the school’s governing council, but Dr. Nwaezeigwe threw counter accusations at him for “sitting in Lagos” and claiming to know more about the school.

Shouting Ugwumadu down on several occasions, he would ask him “when last did you visit the school?”

Both guests refused to agree on most issues raised and as the year 2014 goes by, students, lecturers and other stakeholders can only wait to see if there would be a resolution to the matter.

Catholic church in Enugu bans gele and hand bags

ST. Theresa’s Catholic Cathedral, Nsukka, Enugu State, has barred women from wearing big headgears and carrying hand bags to Sunday service.

The Cathedral Administrator, Rev. Fr. Uche Obodoechina, who announced this during Sunday service in Nsukka, said  the ban would take effect from September 9.

According to the Reverend, the measure was being introduced to ensure the security of worshippers, stating that big headgears, in most cases, made the identification of persons during Sunday service difficult.

“Please, in view of the present security challenges, the church has urged women to stop coming to Sunday service with big headgears and bags to enable security men know when a bomb will be smuggled into the church” he said.

Furthermore, the cleric announced that cars would henceforth be parked at the St Theresa’s College field, adding that only motorcycles will be allowed to park at designated places within the church premises.

He added that the church’s gate would be closed by 6AM for those coming for 5.30AM Mass, while the gate would be closed by 8am for the 7.30AM Mass.

“So if you cannot come before this time, you are late and you will not be allowed to enter into the cathedral compound” he said,

He urged members of the church to cooperate and obey the directives in the interest and safety of all, adding that “these are temporary measures and will be relaxed as soon as the security challenges in the country improve.”

“The church is sorry for whatever inconveniences the measures will cause members” the clergy apologised.