MonthNovember 2016

The Passenger: a French thriller that outruns and outguns True Detective

This six-part drama has everything you could require of a murder mystery: a troubled protagonist; running gun battles, thrilling chases; and wordless assassins What is it? A Gallic head-scratcher with a high body-count and twists aplenty. Why you’ll love it: It’s only six episodes long. That isn’t the only reason, of course, but it’s a pretty good one in these dramatically saturated times when every box set demands months of evenings and an almost religious devotion. Just six hours of your life to inhale a complete start-middle-end adventure through your cortex and out the other side. Praise be. Continue reading… [hmp_player]

Terrible, Thanks for Asking: podcasting’s first real-life weepie

Nora McInerney’s podcast begins with the death of her partner from brain cancer. Her clever, witty words are guaranteed to make you cry on your commute ‘Sometimes, when someone asks how you are, the only answer is: ‘Terrible, thanks for asking,’” says Nora McInerny. She knows. And in a new podcast, Terrible, Thanks for Asking (iTunes, APM), she makes a powerful case for telling casual enquirers how you really feel. The past few years have been tough for McInerny. Actually, that’s an understatement. When her partner Aaron was diagnosed with brain cancer, they got on with the business of living. “Life was really good and normal even though there was this big, scary shadow following us around everywhere,” she says. “Then the shadow caught up with us.” She miscarried their second baby, then lost her dad and Aaron within weeks of each other. Related: We crammed 30 years into four when the love of my life got a brain tumour Continue reading… [hmp_player]

Bobrisky blocked my number after I paid him for cream – Lady cries out

A lady identified as Adekoya Timileyin Abiola, has blasted Nigerian male barbie doll, Bobrisky, for allegedly blocking her number after she paid him for his products. She sent photo evidence of the chats she had with Bobrisky and payment into his account to radio on-air personality, Freeze. Freeze posted the image with the following caption. […] Bobrisky blocked my number after I paid him for cream – Lady cries out [hmp_player]

Why I didn’t acknowledge Tinubu in my acceptance speech – Ondo governor-elect, Akeredolu

The Ondo State governor-elect, Rotimi Akeredolu has explained why he failed to thank the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu in his acceptance speech on Sunday. According to him, Tinubu, like other leaders of the party, fall under the leadership of Buhari and Odigie-Oyegun. Akeredolu made this explanation when he and his deputy, Agboola […] Why I didn’t acknowledge Tinubu in my acceptance speech – Ondo governor-elect, Akeredolu [hmp_player]

Messi, Neymar, Suarez are the best players in the world – Coutinho flirts with Barcelona

Phillipe Coutinho has named Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, as the best players in the world. The Liverpool playmaker, who has been linked with a move to the Camp Nou, once played with Suarez during his time at Anfield and is an international team-mate of Neymar. “My top three players in the world […] Messi, Neymar, Suarez are the best players in the world – Coutinho flirts with Barcelona [hmp_player]

Ex-Lagos Speaker, Ikuforiji loses appeal, court okays retrial

The Court of Appeal in Lagos has upturned a Federal High Court verdict, which acquitted former Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji and his Personal Assistant, Oyebode Atoyebi of money laundering charges. The appellate court, in a unanimous verdict, set aside Justice Ibrahim Buba’s judgment. It held that the Economic and Financial Crimes […] Ex-Lagos Speaker, Ikuforiji loses appeal, court okays retrial [hmp_player]

God told me Dangote will become the president of Nigeria – Archbishop Amu

A former Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Archbishop George Amu, has said God has shown him that Nigerian billionaire businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, will one day become the president of Nigeria. Amu said just like the emergence of Donald Trump as the President of America shocked the world, so will Dangote’s emergence as […] God told me Dangote will become the president of Nigeria – Archbishop Amu [hmp_player]

Leicester City set to seal £14m move for Wilfred Ndidi

Premier League champions, Leicester City, are in advanced talks with Genk over a £14million deal for versatile Nigerian player, Wilfred Ndidi. Claudio Ranieri is looking to strengthen his squad, following a poor start to the defence of their title and is ready to make Ndidi his first recruit in the January transfer window. According to […] Leicester City set to seal £14m move for Wilfred Ndidi [hmp_player]