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Mixed Reactions Trail Zee World Cable TV Channel

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tertainment channel, 166, has attracted many viewers since its inclusion in the bouquet of Multi-Choice’ Digital Satellite Television (DStv) services.
One year after the introduction of the channel, a cross section of Abuja residents told reporters how its viewing has affected them negatively and positively.
I separate interviews, some agreed that the channel has put to bear the real essence of drama – to entertain and teach morals- many said that it has negatively affected their homes. The report states that Zee world, created by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) was launched in February 2015 providing drama, particularly soap operas and other entertainment shows to viewers.
Dramas like, Saloni, Destiny, Married Again, The Promise, Sacred Ties, Fear files and more, are  said to have captured the ‘interest of viewers, causing them stay glued to their TV set. Our Mr Chibuzor Mbanefo, a secondary school teacher, told our reporter he regretted installing DStv because the zee world channel has brought problems to his home.
“This is a serious matter. I will be happy if the channel is removed from the cable because it has  brought me serious discomfort. “I come home from work expecting my wife to have cooked a good meal, instead, I have grown accustomed to managing burnt food or a late meal because my wife always forget her duty while watching zee world.     . “Even my daughter bums food and her mother will support her because they are both addicted to watch burn this zee world. ‘If care is not taken, this channel will bum down my house one day,” he said.  A Pharmacist, Mr Chris Okeke, said the channel is causing disaffection in his relationship with  his wife.
“My wife has been complaining to me that I am not loving and affectionate enough. “She believes I don’t show her enough love and I know it is that Indian channel she is always watching that has caused this.
“She knows I love to watch football matches. Yet, she will argue and quarrel with me that I am distracting her from watching zee world
“We had this argument again last Saturday and she made me to understand that Super Sports channels are for men and the equivalent to women is the zee world,” .
Speaking in same vein, Mr Sammy Oyebanji, a legal practitioner said that the channel has  contributed to the depletion of his pocket financially. Oyebanji said because of the frequent quarrels over which channel to watch among his family members, he has to buy three DStv decoders.
“My wife is addicted to zee world while the children will, at a slightest opportunity change the channel to Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon, inviting the wrath of their mother.
“They will not allow me to watch the news and sports channels which are my favourite. “Most times, the children will go and hide the remote of the decoder after setting their cartoon channel on auto tuning.
“I have replaced DSTV remote for about two times now, before I decided to buy two extra decoders; one in the children room and the other in the bedroom.

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Duncan Mighty Cheats Death In Ghastly Car Accident

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Rivers State-born singer, Duncan Mighty has survived a car accident while travelling to Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The self-acclaimed Port Harcourt First Son, on his Instagram account, thanked God for saving his life and Nigerians for praying for him.
He revealed that on January 2, 2022, his vehicle drove straight into the river after a failed brake.
He wrote, “God bless you for your prayers. 2nd January on our way to Uyo, our vehicle drove straight into the river after a trailer on a high speed failed brake, was the last thing I can remember.
“Next is seeing myself in the hospital. God made, no be man made.”

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Grammy Awards Postponed Indefinitely, As Omicron Variant Spreads

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The 64th Grammy Awards has been postponed indefinitely amid an unprecedented wave of COVID Omicron variant.
Recording Academy announced that the awards was postponed indefinitely for safety reasons.
The awards show had been scheduled for January 31; no new date has been set yet.
CBS and Recording Academy in a statement said holding the show on January 31 simply contains too many risks given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant.
Part of the statement read, “After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual Grammy Awards Show.”
CBS noted that the health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and those who tirelessly work to produce the award show remain our top priority.
“We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night® on a future date, which will be announced soon,” the statement read.

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Yuletide: Emohua Turns To Carnival City …Commends Awuse’s Magnanimity

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The 2021 Yuletide celebration in Emohua Community, Rivers State was funfilled amidst glitz and glamour as the good people of the ancient town came out in their numbers to celebrate Christmas and new year under a peaceful atmosphere with gratitude to God and Ohna Sergent Awuse for a hitch free yuletide as the town literally turned to a carnival city.
The weeklong activities which started from December 23rd 2021 kicked off with the Ohna Awuse cup competition which featured six teams named after different countries. At the grand finale on January 4th 2022, South Africa defeated Ivory Coast with a lone goal and went home with the golden cup and N250,000 cash, while the second position went to Ivory Coast with a cash prize of N150,000, Egypt took third and got N100,000.
Speaking at the event, the Chairman, Organising Committee of the tournament, Mr Nnebuchi Woleru, thanked Ohna Awuse for sponsoring the tournament which has been in existence for the past six years. He described the soccer event as a unifying factor among the youths as the players were drawn from the eight villages in Emohua town. He stressed that they decided to name the teams after countries to avoid acrimony and rancour as was witnessed in previous tournaments.
According to Woleru, the football event helped to ensure peace in the community and contributed in curbing the menace of youth restiveness cultism and other social vices among the youths. He thanked Ohna Awuse for his foresight and for ensuring peace in the town.
Ohna Awuse noted that the purpose of the competition was to encourage the youths to discover and harness their potentials, promote peace and unity among the youths and to change the negative narrative and conduct for which they were known in the past. He thanked them for their peaceful conduct throughout the competition.
Ohna Awuse also ushered in the new year by hosting Ohna Emohua, Eleru-urie, Emohua Council of Chiefs, widows and the youths. He noted that 2022 was a year of peace, unity and freedom as he called for all hands to be on deck to move Emohua to the next level of development and peaceful coexistence.
The yuletide also witnessed masquerade displays and carnivals by the eight villages of Emohua. Speaking at one of the masquerade displays the Chairman of Ohna Mele Masquerade Dance, Mr Ifeanyi Iroh, thanked Ohna Awuse, Barr Chima Obinna and others for sponsoring the masquerade dance which he said had given them a sense of belonging and had helped to promote their age long culture and tradition.
Also speaking the youth Chairman and coordinator of Mgbuetor Carnival, Mr Anachor Emenike noted that the purpose of the carnival was to entertain the youths during the festive period and the carnival symbolises unity, peace and love among the youths. He thanked Hon Collins Amegl Opuel Wordu and other sponsores of the event for making their dream come true and urged others to emulate their kind gestures.

By: Jacob Obinna

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