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25 Jun 19
Information Nigeria

Following the revelation by Senate President Ahmed Lawan that he earns N750 000 as a monthly salary, Nigerians have reacted. Nigerians in their reactions via their Twitter handle have queried him on what his allowance is. What Nigerians are saying: How much is your allowance sir — Lanre George (@LanreGeorge1) June 25, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The […]

25 Jun 19
Metro
[metro-video id=”1952898″ video=”https://videos.metro.co.uk/video/met/2019/06/25/5307829692315028020/480x270_MP4_5307829692315028020.mp4” image=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/06/25/13/15228372-0-image-m-15_1561467520872.jpg“] ITV Chief Executive Dame Carolyn McCall has said there is ‘no evidence’ of contestants from BAME backgrounds getting less screen time than white contestants. McCall appeared before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee on Tuesday to speak to MPs about the dating show’s application and aftercare processes. She was asked about claims by Love Island fans and former stars such as Sherif Lanre – who was dropped from the show – who felt that black contestants weren’t shown on screen as much. McCall argued that Yewande Biala and Danny Williams being at the centre of recent major drama, and Michael Griffiths and Amber Gill’s popularity was evidence this wasn’t the case. She told the committee: ‘There’s diversity in terms of background and in terms of BAME. I think we work very hard to make sure it’s as representative as possible. ‘I don’t see the evidence for [BAME contestants getting less screen time] and if there was we would take that very seriously. ‘Yewande and Danny had an enormous amount of air time as a result of what was going on with them. Michael and Amber are one of the most popular couples.’ Yewande was dumped by Danny on last night’s show (Picture: ITV) Last night’s episode saw Yewande leave the villa after Danny dumped her to couple up with newcomer Arabella Chi. McCall also put forward that while Love Island contestants tend to be ‘fit, young and healthy’, the channel was incredibly diverse as a whole. ‘ITV do a range of shows. They are very different shows and they show the diversity of Britain including body image,’ she said. [metro-tag-post-strip] ‘All of those shows have a range of shapes and sizes. Love Island, the people tend to be young and healthy, we do do a BMI test, and if you look at the series now they’re not all the same shape. They are different. There are variations of shape. They are all fit, healthy young and it’s a dating show. ‘It’s not I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here. We’ve seen autism with Anne Hegerty on I’m A Celebrity and Lost Voice Guy on Britain’s Got Talent, people are pleased to see that on ITV. I think it depends on the show.’ Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2. [metro-fact-box id=”7022752″ title=”Got a showbiz story?” icon=”exclamation” /] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/25/caroline-flack-rules-herself-out-of-im-a-celeb-line-up-because-it-ruins-her-wife-potential-10067628/” title=”Caroline Flack rules herself out of I’m A Celeb line-up because it ruins her ‘wife potential’”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/25/love-islands-elma-pazar-wasted-no-time-messaging-joe-garratt-lucie-donlan-moved-10067652/” title=”Love Island’s Elma Pazar wasted no time in messaging Joe Garratt after Lucie Donlan moved on”]
25 Jun 19
NewsBites

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has said as a matter of personal policy he won’t discuss the shortcomings of his predecessor, Ibikunle Amosun, even though he met little or no money in the state treasury when he assumed office. The governor confessed that his administration went out of its way last month to pay the […]

25 Jun 19
Nairametrics

Nigeria’s Rungas Industries partners with Egyptian firm in a $30 million gas deal.

25 Jun 19
Metro
Yewande Biala’s time on Love Island is sadly over (Picture: ITV) Yewande Biala has become the latest casualty of the Love Island villa after she was dumped from the show on Monday night. The 23-year-old scientist exited after the latest round of recoupling, which saw her partner Danny Williams choose newcomer Arabella Chi instead of her, leading to her packing her bags and heading out after none of the other boys chose her. All of which means that we no longer get to hear that accent of hers around the villa – the one which viewers fell in love with as soon as she arrived. So just where is Yewande from? Here’s what you need to know… Where is Love Island’s Yewande Biala from? Yewande – who was one of the original Islanders to enter the villa on Day Dot – is from Dublin, Ireland. She is 23 years old, which made her one of the younger contestants this year – currently Tom Walker is the oldest at 29, and Anna Vakili, Arabella Chi, Callum Macleod and Maura Higgins are all 28. The Irish scientist was left without a partner after Danny Williams coupled up with Arabella Chi instead (Picture: ITV) However she is older than current couple Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury, who are 20 are the youngest currently in the villa – while Sherif Lanre, who was removed earlier in the series, is also 20. Who was Yewande coupled up with on Love Island? Yewande began her Love Island journey coupled up with Michael Griffiths, although the pair didn’t last in spite of eventually sharing a snog during a raunchy cowboy game. She quickly caught Danny’s eye when he arrived, with the pair sharing a romantic date and later coupling up – although his head was turned by the arrival of Arabella, leading to a tense love triangle between the pair. Ultimately Danny was forced to choose between the two of them at the recoupling, eventually opting for Arabella – and since leaving Yewande has made her feelings about the partnership very clear. [metro-video id=”1952582″] ‘She knew she wanted Danny,’ she said after leaving. ‘I feel like if he does get to know her, it’s not going to work. There are so many factors – they’re so different, and the age gap. ‘You have to be realistic. He’s just starting his life – he’s only 21. They are in two different phases of their lives. In the villa, it’s very easy to forget.’ Love Island continues on ITV2 on Tuesday night at 9pm. [metro-fact-box id=”7022752″ title=”Got a showbiz story?” icon=”exclamation” /] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/25/lucie-donlan-couple-love-island-joe-garratt-still-waiting-10060748/” title=”Who did Lucie Donlan couple up with on Love Island and is Joe Garratt still waiting for her?”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/25/ruthless-love-island-new-boy-dan-rose-set-cause-tension-curtis-pritchard-amy-hart-10057460/” title=”‘Ruthless’ Love Island ‘new boy’ Dan Rose set to cause tension between Curtis Pritchard and Amy Hart”]
25 Jun 19
P.M. News

Lanre Babalola Tosin Odunfa, the fellow who posed as the young man who ordered Nobel laureate Professor Wole Soyinka to move out of his seat on a plane has denied being the impudent young man. Odunfa who works at EbonyTV made this clarification on his twitter handle: TVTosin @TosinOdunfa some hours ago. He said he […]

25 Jun 19
Nigeria News | Laila's Blog

Musa Mohammed from Abuja and Omolayo Bamidele from Ekiti State have emerged champions of the second edition of the Zenith Bank/ Next – Gen Tennis Masters which held at the National Stadium Surulere Tennis Centre. Several hundred spectators sat out a four hour rain delay in anticipation of an upset victory by the unseeded Emmanuel […]

25 Jun 19
kaykayjabari's Blog

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Monday, disclosed that his government took credit facility to pay workers salary in May, saying he virtually met an empty treasury. He made the disclosure during a stakeholders meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State, held at MTR Hall, GRA, Abeokuta. Abiodun said the […]

25 Jun 19
PrinceOtu Blog

PART 17 Ifakolade’s dead body and my dying body touched Igbonla in the split of a second. The disappearing charm had brought us to where I wanted to be, in front of Pastor James’ house. True be told, some of these diabolical things are real, but of NO profit. A journey that should have taken […]

24 Jun 19
AFROINSIDER

They spoke frankly. Judges and lawyers did not even absolve themselves of some of the ills plaguing the nation. It all happened at the yearly Law Week of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Lagos Branch. JOSEPH JIBUEZE was there. The economy suffers when the legal system is inefficient. In the words of Deputy Chief of […]

24 Jun 19
10MoreNews

Chairman United Bank for Africa (UBA) group, Mr Tony Elumelu, has called for the overhaul of the finance training curriculum to reflect current technological influences. Elumelu, while delivering the Guest lecture of the Faculty of Management Sciences, Lagos State University (LASU) titled: “The Future of Finance – Technology at Play”, he said it was not […]

24 Jun 19
The Irish Sun
LOVE Island bosses are facing more equality questions after the only remaining black contestant was booted out the villa. Yewande Biala, 23, lost her place in the ITV2 villa after partner Danny Williams chose to couple up with a newcomer. Yewande is the latest Islander to be booted from the villa Scientist Yewande broke down in tears after facing rejection from other potential suitors. Her exit comes three weeks after she was picked last during the first coupling-up ceremony. It was the fourth year in a row that a contestant from an ethnic minority had faced the humiliation. A week later, Sherif Lanre, who is also black, was kicked out for using the offensive term “c*** punt” after play-fighting with Molly-Mae Hague. Afterwards Sherif, 20, told The Sun he may have been a victim of “unconscious racism” after he was repeatedly reprimanded for mistakes that other contestants seemed to get away with. Yewande’s exit has prompted further questions over equality on the show Yewande waits to find out her fate along with the other Love Island girls during tonight’s recoupling He added: “The producers might not have been aware of what they were doing but they may have had an inherent bias in their minds that caused them to act against me.” Meanwhile ex-Islander Marcel Somerville, who was also picked last in the 2017 opener, said: “As a person of ethnic background you do feel ‘is it because I’m black?’” There is no suggestion the show’s producers are racially motivated. Last night Dubliner Yewande was passed over in favour of blonde London model Arabella Chi, 28 — despite Danny insisting no one else would tempt him. Yewande later lashed out at Arabella for being “dishonest” and said the pair had no choice of working on a romantic level. Danny was left to choose between Yewande and Arabella in the recoupling The other Islanders said their goodbyes to Dubliner Yewande as it was revealed that she would be leaving the villa Love rival Arabella gave her a hug She said: “I hate it when a bombshell comes in saying, ‘I want to get to know everyone’, because that is a lie. She knew she wanted Danny. “I feel like if he does get to know her, it’s not going to work. “There are so many factors – they’re so different, and the age gap. You have to be realistic. “He’s only 21. They are in different phases of their lives. In the villa it’s very easy to forget.” Sherif Lanre has said he may have been a victim of ‘unconscious racism’ after he was kicked out Marcel Somerville was also picked last in the first recoupling of the 2017 series [bc_video video_id=”6051803389001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Love Island recap – Catch up on all the action from episode 19 of 2019 series”] [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN LOVE ISLAND” posts_category=”8103″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Last night Love Island bosses “strongly refuted any suggestion of racism”. They added: “As regular viewers will know, over the last few episodes Danny and Yewande have struggled to find a connection. “Her exit was the result of a recoupling — a standard show format point.” [pod_component pod_component_config_id=”20190528-accordion-QOetp_vnT” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/20190528-accordion-QOetp_vnT.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.59.4/componentLoader.js?72136″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3D20190528-accordion-QOetp_vnT%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.59.4%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F72136%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2F20190528-accordion-QOetp_vnT.json”] GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk  
24 Jun 19
The Scottish Sun
LOVE Island bosses are facing more equality questions after the only remaining black contestant was booted out the villa. Yewande Biala, 23, lost her place in the ITV2 villa after partner Danny Williams chose to couple up with a newcomer. Yewande is the latest Islander to be booted from the villa Scientist Yewande, 23, broke down in tears after facing rejection from other potential suitors. Her exit comes three weeks after she was picked last during the first coupling-up ceremony. It was the fourth year in a row that a contestant from an ethnic minority had faced the humiliation. A week later, Sherif Lanre, who is also black, was kicked out for using the offensive term “c*** punt” after play-fighting with Molly-Mae Hague. Afterwards Sherif, 20, told The Sun he may have been a victim of “unconscious racism” after he was repeatedly reprimanded for mistakes that other contestants seemed to get away with. Yewande’s exit has prompted further questions over equality on the show Yewande waits to find out her fate along with the other Love Island girls during tonight’s recoupling He added: “The producers might not have been aware of what they were doing but they may have had an inherent bias in their minds that caused them to act against me.” Meanwhile ex-Islander Marcel Somerville, who was also picked last in the 2017 opener, said: “As a person of ethnic background you do feel ‘is it because I’m black?’” Tonight, Dubliner Yewande was passed over in favour of blonde London model Arabella Chi, 28 — despite Danny insisting no one else would tempt him. Yewande later lashed out at Arabella for being “dishonest” and said the pair had no choice of working on a romantic level. Danny Williams had previously told Yewande that nobody else would turn his head But he decided to get to know bombshell Arabella when she entered the villa days later She said: “I hate it when a bombshell comes in saying, ‘I want to get to know everyone’, because that is a lie. She knew she wanted Danny. “I feel like if he does get to know her, it’s not going to work. “There are so many factors – they’re so different, and the age gap. You have to be realistic. “He’s only 21. They are in different phases of their lives. In the villa it’s very easy to forget.” Sherif Lanre has said he may have been a victim of ‘unconscious racism’ after he was kicked out Marcel Somerville was also picked last in the first recoupling of the 2017 series [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN LOVE ISLAND” posts_category=”8669″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Tonight Love Island bosses “strongly refuted any suggestion of racism”. They added: “As regular viewers will know, over the last few episodes Danny and Yewande have struggled to find a connection. “Her exit was the result of a recoupling — a standard show format point.” [bc_video video_id=”6051306261001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Love Island first look: The islanders call Danny Williams out as Yewande Biala’s left devastated”] We pay for your stories and videos! Do you have a story or video for The Scottish Sun? Email us at scoop@thesun.co.uk or call 0141 420 5200  
24 Jun 19
The Sun
LOVE Island bosses are facing more equality questions after the only remaining black contestant was booted out the villa. Yewande Biala, 23, lost her place in the ITV2 villa after partner Danny Williams chose to couple up with a newcomer. Yewande is the latest Islander to be booted from the villa Scientist Yewande broke down in tears after facing rejection from other potential suitors. Her exit comes three weeks after she was picked last during the first coupling-up ceremony. It was the fourth year in a row that a contestant from an ethnic minority had faced the humiliation. A week later, Sherif Lanre, who is also black, was kicked out for using the offensive term “c*** punt” after play-fighting with Molly-Mae Hague. Afterwards Sherif, 20, told The Sun he may have been a victim of “unconscious racism” after he was repeatedly reprimanded for mistakes that other contestants seemed to get away with. Yewande’s exit has prompted further questions over equality on the show Yewande waits to find out her fate along with the other Love Island girls during tonight’s recoupling He added: “The producers might not have been aware of what they were doing but they may have had an inherent bias in their minds that caused them to act against me.” Meanwhile ex-Islander Marcel Somerville, who was also picked last in the 2017 opener, said: “As a person of ethnic background you do feel ‘is it because I’m black?’” There is no suggestion the show’s producers are racially motivated. Last night Dubliner Yewande was passed over in favour of blonde London model Arabella Chi, 28 — despite Danny insisting no one else would tempt him. Yewande later lashed out at Arabella for being “dishonest” and said the pair had no choice of working on a romantic level. Danny was left to choose between Yewande and Arabella in the recoupling The other Islanders said their goodbyes to Dubliner Yewande as it was revealed that she would be leaving the villa Love rival Arabella gave her a hug She said: “I hate it when a bombshell comes in saying, ‘I want to get to know everyone’, because that is a lie. She knew she wanted Danny. “I feel like if he does get to know her, it’s not going to work. “There are so many factors – they’re so different, and the age gap. You have to be realistic. “He’s only 21. They are in different phases of their lives. In the villa it’s very easy to forget.” Sherif Lanre has said he may have been a victim of ‘unconscious racism’ after he was kicked out Marcel Somerville was also picked last in the first recoupling of the 2017 series [bc_video video_id=”6051803389001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Love Island recap – Catch up on all the action from episode 19 of 2019 series”] [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN LOVE ISLAND” posts_category=”13138″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Last night Love Island bosses “strongly refuted any suggestion of racism”. They added: “As regular viewers will know, over the last few episodes Danny and Yewande have struggled to find a connection. “Her exit was the result of a recoupling — a standard show format point.” [pod_component pod_component_config_id=”20190528-accordion-QOetp_vnT” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/20190528-accordion-QOetp_vnT.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.59.4/componentLoader.js?72136″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3D20190528-accordion-QOetp_vnT%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.59.4%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F72136%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2F20190528-accordion-QOetp_vnT.json”] GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk  
24 Jun 19
Uhuru Times

By Olufemi Adediran, Abeokuta Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun on Monday disclosed that the administration of Senator Ibikunle Amosun left almost nothing in the State treasury. The Governor who spoke while addressing the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State, said in spite of the treatment melted out to him by Amosun, […]

24 Jun 19
kaykayjabari's Blog

Chairman United Bank for Africa (UBA) group, Mr Tony Elumelu, has called for the overhaul of the finance training curriculum to reflect current technological influences. Elumelu, while delivering the Guest lecture of the Faculty of Management Sciences, Lagos State University (LASU) titled: “The Future of Finance – Technology at Play”, he said it was not […]