Let’s test your memory to see if you’re a true movie or TV series addict. Can you guess the names of the programmes below with the few hints?
- This Telenovela recently returned with a season 2. The main character has become a mere legend to her enemies ever since she suddenly vanished. She comes out of hiding and returns to Mexico to solve the disappearance of her former lover. The Telenovela lovers should know the title of this show!
Answer: Join Altagracia Sandoval in Iron Rose S2 on Telemundo (channel 14) Weeknights at 7pm.
- An English archeologist who’s known for her braided ponytail and venturing into ancient tombs and ruins goes on a quest to save the mythical Pandora’s Box, before an evil scientist finds it, and recruits a former Marine turned mercenary to assist her. What movie is this character in?
Answer: Follow the adventures of Lara Croft in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, on BET (channel 21) Friday, 26th June at 8:30pm.
- This show turns your home into a club every Friday with live DJ sets all night long! Guessed it yet?
Answer: Party with DJ Consequence Ft Alatika in Turn Up Friday With Pepsi on AM Family (channel 2) Friday, 26th June from 9:30pm.
- An amateur female boxer is helped by an aging fight trainer to achieve her dream in becoming a professional. Can you guess the movie?
Answer: Million Dollar Baby! It airs Sunday, 28th June at 4:52pm on TNT (channel 16).
- A boy runs away from home wearing his wolf costume and travels to an imaginary world filled with wild creatures who crown him their ruler. Figured out what movie this is?
Answer: Where The Wild Things Are. Enjoy this movie on M-Net Movie Zone (channel 3) Tuesday, 30th June at 8:55am.
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Ecobank has extended its zero-charge fee for digital money transfers below N5,000 till the end of September this year. In addition to the free USSD session fee currently enjoyed by Ecobank customers, users of Ecobank Mobile, Ecobank Online, USSD – Ecobank *326# can continue to enjoy zero fee charge for digital money transfers below N5,000. New customers can also benefit from this by opening an Xpress account from the comfort of their homes by simply dialling *326#.
The zero charge for mobile money transfers by Ecobank commenced in March as part of the bank’s corporate action to cushion the rising spread of Coronavirus. The decision to extend the zero-charge policy is hinged on the bank’s drive to continuously encourage citizens to adopt digital banking particularly with the ongoing social distancing campaign targeted to check the spread of COVID-19.
According to Olukorede Demola-Adeniyi, Head, Consumer Banking, Ecobank Nigeria, “As a bank, our priority is people’s wellbeing. We place great emphasis on rewarding and identifying with our customers and citizens of Nigeria especially at a time like this. We are determined to ensure that the impact of the pandemic is minimal on citizens. We encourage our customers to utilize our digital self-service solutions including Ecobank mobile app, Ecobank Online, EcobankPay, Ecobank Omniplus, Omnilite and the rapid transfer app; where they can easily access their bank accounts, make payments, transfer funds, process salaries and carry out ancillary banking transactions from the comfort of their home and offices without having to visit the branches”.
She further stated that, “At Ecobank, we are always finding ways to improve our customer experience digitally, which is why I encourage our customers to upgrade to the new Ecobank mobile app 4.0. Customers can carry out banking transactions and enjoy some of the new features that the app provides, such as the ability to send money via email or SMS and of course, take advantage of the zero charge on money transfers below N5,000”.
She added that the bank was also supporting over 50,000 farmers across the country to grow maize, under the CBN Anchor Borrowers program with the Maize Growers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria (MAGPAMAN).
The Chinwe Bode-Akinwande (CBA) Foundation, a non-governmental organization in Lagos, on Friday, donated chairs and industrial standing fans to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Lagos State.
While presenting the items to the management of the NYSC at its secretariat in Lagos, a board member of the CBA Foundation, Mr. Bode Akinwande, who represented the founder of the foundation, Mrs. Chinwe Bode-Akinwande, said the gesture was in appreciation of the NYSC for its unwavering support to the foundation over the years.
“We are here today to thank the management of the NYSC for partnering with us in our drive to support and raise underprivileged widows and their children in the society.
“You have been there for us over the years with the release and participation of your staff and youth corps members during our annual charity walk tagged, ‘Walk4Hope’ and we would like more collaborations in the future in other areas as well,” Mr. Bode Akinwande said.
In his reaction, the Lagos State coordinator of the NYSC, Mr. Eddy Megwa, thanked members of the CBA Foundation for the gesture and promised to keep supporting the NGO.
According to him “We are grateful for the support and I want to commend your NGO for all the good works you have been doing in the society. May the Almighty God continue to guide and strengthen you to do more.”
Established in 2015, the CBA Foundation, under its 5-point agenda, has reached out to thousands of underprivileged widows and children through skills acquisition training, health intervention, business start-ups and provision of clothing, nutrition and tuition fees for the children.
In breakdown, 5,600 widows have been empowered through its women empowerment and capacity building initiative; over 3,500 underprivileged widows have received health intervention; over 3,500 have also received food items. The foundation has also reinstated 45 children in school, empowered 120 widows financially to start a business of their own and also provided palliatives to 250 widows during the COVID-19 pandemic lock-down.
Dubai police have revealed how popular Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Raymond Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi defrauded 1,926,400 people.
Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, UAE on June 10.
However, a short video titled ‘Operation fox hunt 2 released by the Dubai authorities on Thursday gave full details of Hushpuppi’s crime.
The Police said Hushpuppi and his cybercrime gang allegedly defrauded over 1.9 million victims of $435.6 million.
They were caught sending fake emails to people and diverting payments to their account.
The suspects are believed to be part of a crime ring that has executed a series of scams totalling up to $435.6 million
”In less than four months the Dubai Police in the new operation Fox Hunt arrested 12 other suspects.
”Six raids were carried out simultaneously while the gang were sleeping in their Dubai residences. After months of investigating and monitoring the gang’s social media accounts, a team of highly trained Dubai police were able to confirm the team’s whereabouts.
”Hushpuupi boasted about his wealth on social media claiming he was a successful businessman, little did he know Dubai police were tracking his account and taking note of all his social media activities.
“ Before their arrest, Abbas and his gang were responsible for scams worth 1Billion and 600 Million Dirhams. In the operation, Police officers were also able to seize item worth 150 Million Dirhams after they claimed 21 computers 47 smartphones and 15 storage devices and 4 harddisks containing 11950 files.”
Sequel to a tanker accident that claimed lives on Kara Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, on Sunday, the Federal Ministry of Works has said the road will be shut for integrity tests.
A letter addressed to the Lagos State Government and signed by the Deputy Director, Highways, Federal Ministry of Works, K.Y. Ibrahim, solicited the support of the state for the success of the job.
Ibrahim said the contractor handling that section of the expressway requested that the bridge be shut from Friday to Sunday in order to ascertain the bridge’s “serviceability state after the fire incident”.
“We now request the support of the Lagos State Government in terms of handling the expected high traffic volume that may be generated along the axis during the work and also to help evacuate the wreckage of the accident still on site,” the letter said.
Union Bank has once again delivered on its promise to reward customers who save diligently with the UnionKorrect range of accounts.
A total of 345 Union Bank customers were awarded cash prizes totaling N40million in a transparent, automated online draw which held on Wednesday, June 24, duly supervised by the Nigerian Lottery Board and the Consumer Protection Council (CPC).
The UnionKorrect savings product, introduced in November 2015, is a sub-account that allows holders earn competitive interest rates while saving a fixed amount of money monthly for a two-year period. Customers who consistently save in these accounts are automatically eligible for the regular draws where they stand the chance to win cash rewards.
During the recent draw, 80 customers were awarded N100,000 each; 16 customers, N500,000 each and 4 customers won the grand prize of N1million each in the UnionKorrect Regular category. In the UnionKorrect Exclusive category, 15 customers won N500,000 each, four customers won N1million each and one customer won the grand prize of N3million.
Finally, the Bank also rewarded 200 customers with N10,000 each, 24 customers with N20,000 each and the grand prize of N100,000 was won by one customer for saving in their UnionKorrect DeiDei accounts.
Speaking concerning the draw, the Head of Retail Deposits at Union Bank, John Obichie, said:
“Union Bank is pleased to support our customers’ ambitions and enable their success through initiatives like this. Our UnionKorrect accounts were introduced in response to the need to work with our customers towards achieving their future goals, and to reward them for being consistent with their saving habits.”
Since 2015 when the UnionKorrect accounts were launched, almost N380million has been won by 2,080 Union Bank customers in several draws held across the country.
The UnionKorrect draws highlight Union Bank’s commitment to actively supporting its customers and enabling their success. Customers can continue to save in their UnionKorrect accounts as more winners will continue to emerge in the UnionKorrect draws.
Liverpool have been crowned Premier Leaguechampions, ending the club’s 30-year wait for a top-flight title.
The Reds’ top spot finish was confirmed on Thursday evening after second-place Manchester City failed to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The result leaves Jurgen Klopp’s men 23 points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s side with just 21 left to play for.
Owner John W Henry tweeted: ‘This was a season for the ages and for the faithful of Liverpool Football Club. It has been an incredible year of magnificent achievement culminating tonight in capturing the Premier League title.’
Klopp broke down in tears as he spoke to Sky Sports in a special championship programme.
He said through tears: ‘I am completely overwhelmed. I never knew it would feel like this. It’s more than I ever dreamed of.
‘It is for you [fans] out there. I hope you stay at home. Celebrate at the front of your house.
‘This is for Kenny – you had to wait. Stevie you too. I know how much this means to everyone.’
It is confirmation of what has been apparent for a long time, given Liverpool’s dominance during the campaign, of which there was further evidence on Wednesday evening when they thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0.
Klopp’s men have lost just once all season – a 3-0 defeat by Watford at Vicarage Road back in February – and have dropped points on only two other occasions during the campaign.
They won each of their opening eight fixtures in the Premier League this term before being held to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford by rivals Manchester United in October.
After that blip, they embarked on an incredible run that saw them pick up three points in all of their next 18 top-flight fixtures.
The German has transformed the club since leaving Borussia Dortmund to take over and has now ensured legendary status with supporters.
Former Liverpool boss Graeme Souness was full of praise for his old side after the championship was confirmed.
‘They’ve been fabulous, this team. It’s not just about this season. This is a special team,’ he said on Sky Sports.
‘This is a team going forward that will come very, very close to winning it again, and the big one – the European trophy.
‘You can’t say you’re going to dominate. But this is a really, really special team. This is a team no one enjoys playing against. You have to prepare to go to war with them.
‘When you combine that effort with the qualities they have, they’re some team. They’re not a team I would have particularly enjoyed playing against.’
The Reds’ triumph is a monumental moment for the fan-base.
For some of the older members, they had become used to being the dominant force across the 1970s and 1980s.
There was a run in between the 1972-73 and 1990-91 seasons in which Liverpool only failed to finish first or second in the league once; more recent seasons have been tougher.
Despite their dominance in the 1980s, they have surprisingly been without the title for 30 years – a major bug-bear for fans.
In those three decades, the club went on to win three FA Cups, four League Cups, the Champions League twice and a UEFA Cup.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, on Thursday, emerged the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and will fly the party’s flag in the September 19 governorship election.
Obaseki emerged candidate after two other aspirants, Mr Omeregie Ogbeide-Ihama representing the Oredo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives and Mr Ken Imasuangbon finally stepped down from the race.
One of the aspirants, Mr Gideon Ikhine, had on Monday stepped down for the governor.
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, Chairman of the Governorship Primary Committee, said that voting still took place in line with the party’s constitution, the Electoral Act as well as acceptable democratic practices.
Mohammed said that Obaseki polled 1,952 while 72 votes were declared invalid from the 2,020 total vote cast.
He said that the total delegates were 3,234.
The result was declared by the chairman of the committee after it was confirmed by Independent National Electoral Commission (EFCC) officials as well as security agencies.