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Headies Mic Check Season Two: 20 Talents Battle for Grand Prizes in Airtel Sponsored Competition

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Lagos, Nigeria: After an audition that saw the entry of over 2000 Nigerians, the Headies mic check competition has now moved to the live show stage where the top 20 talents will battle it out for the grand prize of a brand new car and five million naira.

The Mic Check talent hunt is organized as one of the build-up events of the 16th Headies Award, which has been scheduled to hold on September 3, 2023 in Atlanta, USA.

The auditions saw thousands of aspiring Nigerian musical talents troop into Lagos from different states across the country. Each contestant was required to sing songs that suited the texture of their voice, written either by them or their favourite artists.

In his congratulatory message to the contestants who made it to the live finals, Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Femi Oshinlaja, noted that Airtel is proud to support home-grown talents and can not wait to see them get to the height of success.

“As an advocate for nurturing and promoting local talent, Airtel is thrilled to be a part of this prestigious music initiative, showcasing the best of Nigeria’s budding musical artists. This collaboration aligns perfectly with our commitment to empowering Nigerian talents and celebrating the vibrant music culture of our nation. We believe that by providing a platform for emerging artists to showcase their skills, we can contribute to the growth and development of the Nigerian music industry. We are excited to witness the incredible talents and we look forward to a remarkable and visible growth in their journey to success.”

According to Adeseun Oyeneye, Executive Producer, Headies Mic Check, the competition is a major part of the roadmap activation towards the Headies award. “Unlike every other music talent competition, mic-check is producing an instant star who will not only be a star, but have support through his/her career, from the auditioning, to live show, to becoming the winner and climbing the big stage of producing a music video.”

Oyeneye concluded by expressing her gratitude to Airtel for being an incredible supporter, and to other brands that are also supporting the quest to discover and make stars.

Viewers can watch the Headies Mic-Check competition on Hiptv, every Tuesday and Friday, 2pm and 7pm respectively.

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Kwara Gov congratulates Segun Adebayo on NALDA appointment, thanks President Tinubu

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq congratulates Mr. Cornelius Oluwasegun Adebayo on his appointment as Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA).

The Governor commends President Bola Tinubu for again considering a Kwaran for another top appointment.

Governor AbdulRazaq is upbeat that the appointee will deliver beyond expectations, justify the confidence reposed in him by Mr. President, and make the state proud as he joins the Renewed Hope Agenda’s team.

The Governor prays Almighty God to guide the new NALDA chief and give him outstanding success in the new role to the glory of God and the benefit of the whole country.

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Kwara Gov commiserates with Plateau over school building collapse, deaths

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq sends his sincere condolences to the people and Government of Plateau State on the unfortunate collapse of a school building in the state capital Jos and the resulting deaths of many schoolchildren and teachers.

The Governor says the incident is sad and devastating, specifically commiserating with Governor Caleb Mutfwang and the families of the victims.

The Governor commends the state government and all the emergency responders for the swift response to the incident.

He asks God to repose the souls of the victims, and wishes safe and quick recovery for those who were injured in the school building collapse.

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Lagos Lawmakers Invite Attorney-General Over Supreme Court Judgement On LGs

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  • commend Police for successful operation against kidnappers
  • applaud First Lady Remi Tinubu for encouraging gardens

The Lagos State House of Assembly has invited the Attorney-General of the State, Mr. Lawal Pedro, to appear before it to explain the Supreme Court judgement on local governments in the country.

The lawmakers said there was a need for better understanding of the decision of the apex court in relation to some provisions in the Constitution of the country.

A seven-man panel of the Supreme Court had declared on Thursday that the 774 local government councils in the country should receive their funds directly from the Federal Government as well as manage such funds themselves being a tier of government.

The court further declared that allocations to local government councils run by caretaker committees were illegal.

Ruling after a voice vote by lawmakers at plenary on Thursday, the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, ruled: “There is a need for us to seek clarification and understanding of this judgement. It will be good to invite the Attorney-General to brief us and give his understanding so that we do not run foul of the judgement.”

Meanwhile, the Lagos State House of Assembly has resolved to write a letter of commendation to the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, over the successful operation by men of the force that led to the elimination of nine kidnappers in the state recently.

A letter of commendation is also to be sent to the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Adegoke Mustapha Fayoade, for the efforts of the policemen which led to the fruitful operation.

Speaker Mudashiru Obasa, who presided over the plenary, said the police and men of the force who took part in the operation needed to be commended.

Dr. Obasa agreed with members of the House that letters be sent to Egbetokun and Fayoade further charging them not to relent in keeping the State safe for residents.

He stressed the need for stakeholders to fast-track considerations for the creation of state police to support the federal police system.

The Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Noheem Adams, had earlier recalled how the police launched the operation against some kidnappers in the Ladipo area of the state and eliminated nine of them.

According to him, there has been calm in the area since the operation was carried out.

Noheem added that the Ikorodu area of the state which hitherto had issues of kidnapping now enjoys relative peace.

In another development, the House of Assembly has applauded the First Lady of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, for seeking to encourage subsistence agriculture.

The Speaker said it was a beautiful idea to encourage Nigerians to have gardens in their houses arguing that this would help to create food sufficiency.

He recalled that schools had farms in the past adding that current situations call for a return to that period.

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