Category archives for: Entertainment

Roll Back To 1993 Fela’s Ikoyi Prison Interview With Detained Editors

LAGOS OCTOBER 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-In March 1993, four editors of TheNEWS magazine were sent to Ikoyi Prison by Justice Olugbani of the Lagos High Court, where they spent one week over an alleged ‘criminal libel case’. A dividend of the detention was being incarcerated in the same prison space with Fela, who was then facing a […]

Fela’s Collaborator, Ginger Baker Passes On At 80

LAGOS OCTOBER 7TH (NEWSRANGERS)-British drummer, Ginger Baker, renown for his collaboration with Fela Kuti and others, has died at the age of 80. Baker’s Facebook page said he “passed away peacefully” on Sunday morning. His family had previously announced that he was critically ill and asked fans to “please keep him in your prayers”. Baker […]

Comedian In Trouble For Spreading Fake News

LAGOS OCTOBER 5TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Police on Thursday said it had arrested a comedian, Augustine Valentine, popularly known as `MC Fine’, over alleged spread of fake news. Mr Biodun Makanjuola, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the force in Bwari, FCT, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that Valentine posted a false report on Facebook alleging […]

Echo Of Fela Kuti’s Shrine, One Of The World’s Most Sacred Musical Meccas

By Michael Eli Dokosi LAGOS OCTOBER 1ST (NEWSRANGERS)-It’s been 22 years since Nigerian pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre and human rights activist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, passed away on August 3, 1997, but his musical legacy lives on, as well as, his music temple named the Shrine. Fela was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti on […]

Tacha Receives N50m Gift After Disqualification From #BBNaija (VIDEO)

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 29TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Serial Entrepreneur and Businesswoman, Jaruma has announced a cash prize of 50 million naira to the Port Harcourt based Big Brother housemate, Tacha who was recently disqualified from the reality show. The Entrepreneur made the announcement of the donation of 50 million naira on her Instagram page. She said “Sweetheart @symply_tacha come […]

Khashoggi Murder ‘Happened Under My Watch,’ Saudi Crown Prince Confesses

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 26TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said he bears responsibility for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year by Saudi operatives “because it happened under my watch,” according to a PBS documentary to be broadcast next week. Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom’s de facto ruler, has not spoken publicly about the killing inside […]

Majek Fashek’s Health Is Improving – Manager

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 23RD (NEWSRANGERS)-There was anxiety among fans of popular singer, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek, when it was reported on some online media that the artiste fondly known as the ‘Rainmaker’ had passed on in London. However, his manager and friend, Umenka Uzoma, told SATURDAY BEATS that the veteran singer was getting better. In […]

Payment Of New Deposit/Withdrawal Charges Optional-Central Bank Of Nigeria

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 23RD (NEWSRANGERS)-The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says the newly introduced controversial charges on bank deposits was optional. The CBN also said that charges on withdrawals from banks were optional for individuals and businesses. Reports have it that the apex bank made the claims on its verified/official Twitter handle Sunday morning. “Under the […]

Police Raid Seun Kuti Afrika Shrine, Arrest Suspected Drug Peddlers

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Policemen attached to the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences have arrested 28 suspected miscreants and 15 illegal street traders at various locations around Afrika Shrine, Alausa, Ikeja. Chairman of the taskforce, Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed this in a statement by the agency’s head of public affairs, Adebayo Taofiq, on […]

Seventeen Injured As Elephants Go On Rampage During Sri Lanka Festival (VIDEO)

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 11TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Seventeen people were injured when two elephants at a Sri Lankan street pageant went on a rampage on Saturday (September 7), local media reported. TV footage of the parade shows one of the elephants bolting from a group of people before trampling bystanders as it ran down the road. Starting from a […]

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