NIPR Postpones Lagos Election

Nigerian-Institute-of-Public-Relations-niprMarch 10, 2016 has been scheduled for the much anticipated 2016 election into the executive offices of the Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), which supposed to hold  Thursday 25 February 2016.

According to sources, the new date came about as a result of the inability of the national President, Dr. Rotimi Oladele to personally witness the election because he would not be in town. Although there was no official reason given for the postponement.

The election which seems to be the most talked about in NIPR's recent history is keenly contested by Mr. Olusegun McMedal, Chief Reputation Strategist of Upticomm, Joseph Okonmah, whose second term election was annulled in July 2015 by the national body,  and Rev, Olushola Niyi, the immediate past Caretaker Chairman.

The election hold at the HOCAL suites of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba on March 10.

LASU Law Students Outshine Indian Counterparts



The faculty of law, Lagos State University (LASU), excelled in India, outwitting the host of the 8th edition of the Gujarat National Law University International Moot Court Competition on international trade law (GIMC) 2016.

 The LASU team comprising Michael Babalola, Taiwo Okuneye, Mabawonku Olanrewaju, who are all graduating students of the university, and Rufus Olaoluwa, head of the department jurisprudence and international law, defeated the host at the second round of the competition.

Speaking to TheCable, Babalola said it was a great feeling of success to have defeated a law-focused university, revered by its neighbours.

 “It was a great feeling of success because neighbouring universities had talked about the expertise of the school, bearing in mind the specialization of the college in law, which is evident in their laurels arcade situated at the schools administrative building,” he said.

 GIMC is India’s only moot court competition based on international trade law and LASU was the only university from Nigeria and Africa to have graced the contest.
Group photo of all participants at the 8th edition of the  Gujarat National Law University International Moot Court Competition on International trade law 2016.

Group photo of all participants at the 8th edition of the Gujarat National Law University International Moot Court Competition on International trade law 2016 Group photo of all participants at the Competition

 The moot court competition is recognized by various international organizations such as the American Society of International Law (ASIL), the International Law Students Association (ILSA), the Asian Society of International Law (Asian SIL) and the World Trade Institute (WTI).
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This year’s edition of the moot dealt with issues of “domestic content requirements, interference in the use of trademarks and imposition of other barriers to trade”.

 The LASU team did not make it to the finals of the competition but conceded the competition in the spirit of sportsmanship. “My team members and I felt denied of our right to the finals. However, in the spirit of sportsmanship, we were happy with the judges’ comments of ‘our excellent advocacy skills,’” Babalola said.

 “Having had one of the highest marks at the preliminary stage and the good impression and comments, participants from other regions had of us, towards having a positive mindset about what Nigeria, Africa could offer in terms of Legal research and advocacy.”

 There were 42 participating teams from the US, Australia, Indonesia, India, Sri-lanka, Nepal and other countries across the world.

Source: TheCable

A Thousand Way To Dance 2016 Unveiled

Gbemisola Momoh - Abeokuta

The organizers of the biggest dance event that ever happened in Ogun state, Dvibes Entertainment has finally unveiled the date of the 2016 edition of A Thousand Ways To Dance, tagged ATW2D - Reloaded. The event which last year changed the mindset of dance shows in the rock city has seen much more followers since.
Speaking to Guguru Fm in Abeokuta this morning, the convener, Charles Owajoba revealed that this year's event promises to surpass the record breaking and setting feat the 1st edition created last year. Furthermore, Owajoba disclosed that this edition will work on what the teeming followers of ATW2D are clamouring for and definitely bring it to bear.
Speaking on ATW2D reloaded, entertainment guru and President Guguru FM, Kingsley Momoh who was one one of the judges at the premier edition noted that for Guguru FM to still be with ATW2D tells you of the belief in the dreams of the organizers. He said last year, the event actually took the whole of Abeokuta by storm and a lot of students were seen trekking home after the event late in the evening because an event of that magnitude was not expected in Abeokuta which is reputed to be a quiet town. "we are with Dvibes and ATW2D 100% just like I know that other brands are jostling to be part of the dream". And coming on board this year are top coys like Connect Nigeria, The Glam House - owners of Talk Radius online magazine among others.
Branded tee shirts and other souvenirs have suddenly taken over the campus and as it is, this is the most publicized event ever in the history of the university. The event is scheduled to hold on the 9th of March, 2016 with what Charles Owajoba describes as storm. If you seek for something that you have never seen before in dance entertainment, ATW2D reloaded is what you have been waiting for.

Olumide Bakare Debunks Rumour That He Is A YBNL.

Kingsley Momoh - Lagos
 
Popular actor, Olumide Bakare who has been an in patient at the University college hospital (UCH) Ibadan has debunked claims that he is using the illness as a means to solicit for for funds under false pretense.
In a video posted on the Facebook page of actor and music act, Yinka Akanbi, Bakare debunked the rumour and stated in true terms, his health story.

Just as the story went round on social media that the stern looking act was ill, was also the story that he faked it to make money from Nigerians who are reputed to rally round sick actors.

Watch the video below.

https://www.facebook.com/yinka.akanbi/videos/10153588139238649/

411 Heights Set To Positively Change The Entertainment Industry

Gbemi Momoh - Lagos

With a team of veterans, fast rising professionals and up coming acts in the entertainment industry, 411 heights seems to be a group whose impact would definitely put the Nigerian entertainment industry on the global map better than ever in years to come. This assertion was made by the publisher of E 24-7 magazine, Chief Biodun Kupoluyi at the first official meeting of the group which held Sunday 31st January, 2016 at Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.

IMG-20160203-WA0004Kupoluyi who made this statement in a speech directed to the members said that 411 has come to fill a lacuna which has over the years put the industry in a crawling state despite wonderful exploits made by its practitioners. He noted that it was high time Nigerian entertainers took their place in global prominence.

Prior to Kupoluyi's speech, the founder of the group; TV producer and director, Abiodun Jimoh noted that there was no way the industry will move to the next level if conscious steps were not taken by Nigerians to see to this happening. Hence, the actualization of 411 Heights which actually was first birthed on the social media. Going down memory lane, Jimoh noted that the view that poor and cheap productions is the order of the day in Nigeria has been put to the background as Nigerians have overtime shown that they have the skills, equipment and resilience to make world standard productions.


411 Heights has in its coffer of membership names like famed screen director Bakare Adeoye, veteran actors Francis Onwochei and Tunde Coker, publisher of news website, Naijahottestgist.com, and organizer of Best of Nollywood Awards, Seun Oloketuyi, actor and former editor of the BOS magazine & Castles magazine, publisher of Guguru FM , Kingsley Momoh,  one of Nigeria's fastest rising actresses, award winning Jumoke Odetola who is also an AMVCA nominee, playwright, scriptwriter & geologist  Gbemisola Faleti, Nollywood fast rising handsome actor, Seun Sean Jimoh , broadcasters Jare Ayo-Martins and Jibola Ojesola.
Other members who made it to the inaugural meeting include Kano based actor and banker, Emmanuel Adedokun, film maker Grace Babasola, actress Bimbo Oni, Queen Adedoyin, Tokunbo Ipadeola, actress, designer and presenter, Ayomipo Oyenuga , fast rising make up artist and actress Funmi Ibitayo who was the brain behind the management of the meeting.

With the inaugural meeting held, the Nigerian entertainment scene definitely awaits the impact of 411 heights and the lofty heights the industry and Nigerians thirst for. 

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