Benin Film Academy’s secret plans exposed

The gist right now is that the graduands of the Benin Film Academy who are getting set to be injected as fresh blood into the movie industry are taking the preparation a step further. The graduands have groomed themselves, changed their hairstyle even as they have collected their graduation gown for the epoch event. One very special occurrence during the carnival like event to be held at family hangout which the management of the academy have not made public but Popular News has unearthed is the choice of Chief Lucky…

FG should give ‘Torgba Eagles’ the Idi Amin treatment

When a few hours to the historic AFCON 2021 qualifying match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Leone Stars of Sierra Leone at the ultra-modern Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, Popular News did a report that the President of the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF), Pinnick Amaju, exhibited some signs of fret about the likely outcome of the match during a close contact in the lobby of the highbrow Protea Hotel where he and some others were lodged many armchair football analysts(so many of them are scattered all over the country) read meanings…

Benin hotel’s management searching for Felix Lebarty

Felix Lebarty where are you? This is the question on the lips of the management of Motel Benin Plaza, a hospitality facility situated in the heart of Benin, the capital of Edo State, the acclaimed city of Bronze. This question has been on the lips of the hotel’s management for almost four years now since Felix, the pop music star of years back, abandoned an old model wagon car in the facility. Lebarty was an item in the country’s music scene years back when his sonorous voice and dexterity on…

NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, scared of Leone Stars

In a couple of hours from now the high calibre AFCON 2021 qualifying match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone would be on. The match, which is slated for the ultra-modern Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in the heart of Benin City, the Edo State capital, is the first leg of the two encounters between the two countries. It has generated so much heat such that the spectators and soccer administrators are feeling the heat more than even the players and the technical crew. Popular…

Jackboot mentality of a media personality

As they say some sh*t do happen sometimes. Some chaps are as funny as they come. Had a funny experience some hours back when as it is usual with me I sent the link to a story published on my news site to a supposedly enlightened and knowledgeable media personality who a few years back held the position of a commissioner in charge of media issues in one of the states. I got a shocker when he pointedly told me to stop sending to him such reports which he considers…