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Lagos Govt Hands Over Iconic Glover Hall To Olu, Joke Jacobs’ Theatre Company

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The Lagos State Government, on Thursday, handed over the management of the iconic Glover Memorial Hall to Lufodo, a theatre and film production company founded by Olu and Joke Jacobs.

The Glover Memorial Hall (GMH) is a heritage building for theatre and performing arts in Lagos. It was built in 1887 in honour of the second governor of Lagos Colony, Sir John Hawley Glover. It was, in 1903, the first to host the public screening of a film in Nigeria.

After a rigorous bidding process for the concession to manage GMH, Lufodo won, and on Thursday, the Commissioner of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, along with the Permanent Secretary, Adenike Adedoyin-Ajayi, and Director of Theatre, Mr Ogunsote, handed over the management of the hall to Lufudo.

Speaking during the short hand-over ceremony, the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts, and Culture said Lufodo Productions was appointed due to its expertise, envisaging that the organisation would further enhance the visibility and viability of the hall.

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Lufodo in partnership with ciuciconsulting – a leading consulting and operations management firm – will manage GMH for the next five years.

This partnership will have both Mrs. Jacobs and Ifeoma Monye as co-CEOs. Mrs Jacobs will be in charge of artistic direction and Ms Ononye, operations.

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Also, a new board has been established with Gbenga Oyebode as the Chairman.

The board members include Taiwo Taiwo, Ms Silva, Tony Rapu, Soji Jacobs, Ifeoma Monye, and Amina Abubakar Bello.

Speaking at the event, Ms Jacobs thanked the Lagos State government for its trust in Lufodo and assured that the trust has not and will not be misplaced.

Ms Monye, a partner at Ciuciconsulting, said, “This handover is symbolic and shows that Lagos State is interested in the development of the performing arts industry. With more Public-Private Partnerships, there is no limit to the growth that the great state and nation will experience.”

The 1000-capacity Glover Memorial Hall was refurbished by the project contractor, Sustainable Procurement Services Ltd, and handed over to the Lagos State Government in March 2021.

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2Baba Impregnates Another Woman, Expecting Child No. 8 (See Details)

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JomogNews Nigeria reports that Veteran musician, Innocent Idibia well known as 2baba is trending after Information that he got another woman pregnant hit the internet.

According to Gist Merchant, 2baba got a banker pregnant. She claims that the banker is a close friend of the family and 2baba betrayed Annie’s trust by impregnating her.

This revelation is coming barely 24 hours after 2baba hopped on Instagram to beg Annie and his family. He admitted he has been a shitty husband, father, and son. In his long post on Instagram, he begged his wife to forgive him and also thanked her for being the most ‘understanding’ woman in the world.

This unborn child will be 2baba’s 8th child from his 3 baby mamas and his legal wife, Annie. Idibia

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BBNaija S7: ‘What My Mum Told Me Day I Wanted To Lose My Virginity’ – Doyin Reveals

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Big Brother Naija Season 7 housemate, Doyinsola David known as Doyin, has opened up about the complexities of her relationship with her mother.

While chatting with her fellow housemates during a task on Tuesday, the ‘Level Up’ Housemate, revealed how she informed her mother that she wanted to lose her virginity.

The 26-year-old reality TV star claimed that her mother only asked if she was ready for it and advised her to use protection to prevent unwanted pregnancy or a sexually transmitted disease.

She said: “The day I wanted to lose my virginity, I told my mom and she asked me to use a condom.”

Her revelation came as a shock to other housemates who asked if her mother is a Nigerian because most Nigerian mothers are very strict and not open to talking about sex with their children.

In response, Doyin said her mother is a full-bred Nigerian who prefers that she talks to her about anything, including sex, instead of talking to an outsider.

Reacting, Bella said her own mother is expecting a cow from her future husband because she thinks he’s the one that will disvirgin her.

She said: Jisos!.. My mum is expecting cow from my future husband. she feels he’s the one that will disvirgin me.”

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Tanzania: My Action Was Not Intentional – Kizz Daniel Breaks Silence

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Nigerian singer, Kizz Daniel has apologised to his fans in Tanzania over his failure to perform at his concert.

The singer, who was arrested hours ago, said none of what happened was intentional, contrary to reports making the rounds.

He noted that he loves performing and did not intentionally disrespect his fans.

The ‘Buga’ crooner assured fans in Tanzania of a free show on Friday for the displeased fans.

Kizz Daniel said: “I’ve been to Tanzania couple of times to chill and have fun and I love the people obviously. I apologise to my fans.

“Regardless of the press out there and information making the rounds, the show must go on. So I sat down with the promoters and there will be another show on Friday.

“Regardless of whatever news is out there, we came to an agreement to put up a show on Friday.

“I love my job, I love performing, I’m a great entertainer, none of this was intentional. I didn’t mean to disrespect the fans.”

Recall that the promoter of the concert Kizz Daniel was set to perform, disclosed that the singer failed to perform because the airline failed to bring his bag which had his gold chain.

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