The Federal Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and National Orientation, on Monday August 4, 2014 oragnised an evening of entertainment for the “Nigeria: Our Heritage Project.”
The project,which is centered on the centennial of Nigeria’s commonwealth was held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall in Washington D.C.
Guests at the event were President Goodluck Jonathan, as well as celebrities including, Don Jazzy, Rita Dominic, Ali Nuhu, Davido, Flavour, Tiwa Savage, Tee Billz, Masterkraft, Tola Odunsi, Leslie Kasumba, Di’ja, Lola Ogunnaike, Obi Asika, Ubi Franklin, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, and Iyanya.
Former Nigerian-American NFL player, Adewale Ogunleye, on Saturday July 12, got married to his heartthrob Dr. Amira Baker in a traditional Nigerian wedding ceremony as well as a white wedding in Washington D.C.
Adewale, whose grandfather was the Yoruba king of Emure in Ekiti, got engaged to Amira recently in Angola.
The star-studded event had in attendance Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, Amar’e and Alexis Stoudemire, Osi Umenyiora and Leila Lopes, Rocsi Diaz, Michelle Williams and others.
Adewale holds a Masters in Business Administration, while his wife, Amira owns a dental practice in Miami that is frequented by celebrities.
The Special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta and head of the Presidential Amnesty Committee, Kingsley Kuku has denied allegations of treason leveled against him, owing to comments he had made at a function in the United States.
Mr Kuku had allegedly said that “There would be dire consequences in the Niger Delta should Goodluck Jonathan fail to secure a fresh term in 2015.”
The statement was said to have been made in Washington D.C, while Mr Kuku was addressing officials of the U.S state department.
However, the presidential aide while speaking on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, said that he made no such statements.
“I didn’t say that… I could not have even said that! I am a democrat… I have always been in public service.” He said.
He explained that his actual comments were that “President Goodluck Jonathan has been able to secure and stabilize the Niger Delta. That he is not perfect and cannot be perfect…”
“What I basically said has to do with collaboration between the United States and the Federal Government in terms of securing and stabilising the amnesty programme and the Niger Delta.”
What is happening in the Northeast must not be a way of distracting attention from the stability of the Niger Delta.
“2015 was not discussed in the United States.” Mr Kuku insisted.