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New talk show with Toke Makinwa premieres on DSTV, GOTV

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Media mogul, entrepreneur and YouTuber Toke Makinwa bags a hot new TV show on MultiChoice’s pan-African channel, HONEY.

Talk With Toke Makinwa will premiere on HONEY TV (DStv channel 173 and GOtv SUPA channel 57) on Friday, 19 November 2021. On this show, viewers will see some of Africa’s biggest celebrities sit down for an intimate conversation with Nigeria’s Toke Makinwa. These in-depth interviews reveal the stories behind the headlines, addressing the stars’ controversies and triumphs, and finally giving them an opportunity to set the record straight. The format makes it a contender for the African version of a Jimmy Kimmel Live, attracting only the most exclusive names in African entertainment.

Makinwa has amassed lucrative media brand value as one of Africa’s hottest “it girls”. She sharpened her skills early on in her career as a radio personality on Nigeria’s 93.7 FM. Born and bred in Lagos, the heart of Nigeria’s entertainment industry, she found success with her late-night radio show, Rhythms of the Night. She has also become a social media sensation and is rated one of Africa’s most prominent online influencers. Makinwa shares her work and life on social media with well over 4 million followers on Instagram alone. From jetting around the world to being the continent’s ‘friendship goals’ with South Africa’s Bonang Matheba, her social status has undoubtedly been solidified.

“I am so thrilled! I have always wanted to have a global television show” says Makinwa. “It’s been part of my dream, the bigger picture, and HONEY has just given me that opportunity. I look forward to it.”

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Season one will see the likes of DJ Zinhle, Bobrisky, Zari “The Boss Lady” and Mutale Mwanza on the couch. “This show is dynamic and unpredictable. It has all the conversations that viewers have been waiting to hear, straight from the source,” says Zinzi Velelo, HONEY’s Head of Content. “Africa’s biggest celebrities are setting the record straight, once and for all.”

The hour-long show is currently filming two seasons of thirteen episodes each, which will premiere exclusively on HONEY TV.

Watch promo here. Talk With Toke Makinwa premieres on Friday 19 November 2021 at 4:30pm on HONEY (DStv channel 173 & GOtv SUPA channel 57)

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#EndSARS: Lagos govt releases Judicial Panel of Inquiry reports online

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Lagos EndSARS panel submits report to Governor Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government has released the online version of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry reports.

A statement signed by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), said the reports submitted by the Judicial Panel of Inquiry titled: “Report of Lekki Incident Investigation on 20th October 2021” and “Consolidated Report on General Police Brutality” both dated November 15, 2021, and submitted to Mr. Governor on the same date are now available to the public.

Members of the public can view and download the certified true copy (CTC) of the documents on the website of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice https://lagosstatemoj.org/official-documents/

Further inquiries should be directed to the Office of the Hon. Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice through [email protected]

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Dowen Assures Parents Of Safety, Swings Into Collaborative Investigation With LASG

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The Board and Management of Dowen College, Lagos, have assured parents of safety and security after tragedy hit the school following the death of one of its students, Sylvester Oromoni, who was reportedly beaten to death for refusal to join a cult.

According to the statement signed by the Board and Management of Dowen College, was titled, ‘Dowen College speaks: Commiserates with Sylvester Oromoni’s family, the school commiserated with the family and friends of the deceased.

The school noted steps and investigation are currently ongoing in collaboration with the Lagos State government.

Statement read: “Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of one of our beloved students, Sylvester Oromoni Jr. He was dearly loved by his teachers; fellow students and he was a beacon of light for the school.

“The tragic unfortunate incident which transpired this past November, and Sylvester’s untimely death requires thorough and proper investigation. Dowen College is fully committed to this. We are assisting the authorities to get to the bottom of this heart-breaking incident. The first step taken by the school, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, has been the immediate closure of the school to aid the investigation.

“Understandably, at this time of intense grief and suffering, emotions are raw and tensions are high. We pray that God, who alone knows how to comfort the sorrowing, will comfort Sylvester’s family and all those who loved and knew him.

“We commiserate with the Oromoni family and the students of Dowen College who have lost a friend and fellow student. This is a traumatic experience. We assure our parents that the school is taking steps to ensure the safety and security of their children and wards. This is paramount. Every child is valued at Dowen College and their health and well-being is of utmost priority to the school.”

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BREAKING: Idris Bello Dambazau arrested

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The Kano State Chairman of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC), General Idris Dambazau over allegations of economic Sabotage.

Reports according to close source of the Operatives said that the DSS accused Gen. Dambazau rtd of unilateral closure of seven petroleum filling stations without following due process.

has been arrested by the Department of State Security, DSS over ‘Economic Sabotage’.

Dambazzau, who is currently the Kano State Chairman of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) was picked up by the operatives over the unilateral closure of seven petroleum filling stations without following due process.

All efforts to make Gen. Dambazau open the filling stations fell in deaf ears as the move was an ‘illegal assignment’ which was beyond the powers of his office.

Citing section 48 of the Nigerian Constitution which clearly states that, any government ministry, department or agency exercising any power or function or taking any action which may have direct impact on midstream or downstream petroleum operations shall consult with the authority.

This according to the section is prior to issuing any regulations, guidelines, enforcement order or directives, which a security source emphasized that Dambazzau disregarded.

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