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Cardi B ledges to pay funeral costs for victims of Bronx fire
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Cardi B ledges to pay funeral costs for victims of Bronx fire

Rapper Cardi B has promised to pay the funeral costs for those who lost their lives in a deadly fire in a New York City borough. 17 people died and many were injured after a fire ripped through their Bronx apartment building on the morning of January 9, 2022. The state of New York announced this week that it would be granting $2 million to a fund for the victims. Cardi B, who is a Bronx native, said in a statement to CNN that "I'm extremely proud to be from the Bronx and I have lots of family and friends who live and work there still." She added: "So, when I heard about the fire and all of the victims, I knew I needed to do something to help. "I cannot begin to imagine the pain and anguish that the families of the victims are experiencing, but I hope that not having to wor...
Two confirmed dead as Lassa Fever ravages Oyo communities
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Two confirmed dead as Lassa Fever ravages Oyo communities

The Oyo State government has confirmed the death of two people with many hospitalised at the State General Hospital following the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bode Ladipo, made this known in a statement issued on Monday January 17, and made available to journalists in Ibadan, stating that the state government is doing everything possible to curtail the further spread of the virus. The statement read in part: “The attention of the Ministry was drawn to reported cases of deaths at Iwajowa Local Government Area of Oyo State on Wednesday, 12th January 2022. The deaths were said to have been associated with fever, gastrointestinal symptoms and some neck swelling. “This warranted a high-level investigating team led by the Honourable Commission...
Queen Elizabeth ‘could be asked to help fund a settlement between Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts in sex abuse suit
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Queen Elizabeth ‘could be asked to help fund a settlement between Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts in sex abuse suit

The Queen would reportedly be asked to help fund a potential settlement that her son Prince Andrew pays to his accuser Virginia Roberts. This is coming after it emerged this week that Prince Andrew could settle out of court with Ms Roberts to avoid the case going to trial. If he does decide to offer his accuser a payoff, which allegedly could exceed £5million, the Queen would be asked to contribute alongside his own input, The Telegraph reported. The monarch has been funding the Duke's legal fees since last February, when he first appointed a solicitor. Ms. Roberts, who now uses her married name of Giuffre, claims that the prince had sex with her three times after she was trafficked by paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Prince Andrew has consistently denied the allegations. The f...
Elon Musk’s Tesla under federal investigation for car feature that allows drivers play video games while in motion
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Elon Musk’s Tesla under federal investigation for car feature that allows drivers play video games while in motion

US safety regulators are investigating electric car maker, Tesla for an in-car feature that allows drivers to play video games while the car is in motion. The documentation for the investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said the feature, known as "Passenger Play," has been available to drivers since December 2020. The games appear on a dashboard touchscreen and are intended for passengers. But nothing prevents drivers from playing while the car is being driven, according to the documentation associated with the investigation. Before December 2020, video gameplay in Tesla cars was enabled only when the vehicle was in park, the NHTSA investigation document said. Even if the game is being played by a passenger and not the driver, it "may distrac...
Idea of granting Nnamdi Kanu pardon is premature – Malami
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Idea of granting Nnamdi Kanu pardon is premature – Malami

Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said that the issue of pardoning the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, is premature. The AGF said this while appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday December 1. According to him, the trials associated with Kanu have not been concluded and as such the pardon option cannot get on the table just yet. Malami added that the option has not been ruled out. He said; “Pardon is a function of conviction in the Nigerian context and as far as I know, Nnamdi Kanu has not been convicted yet so the idea of pardoning him is premature." When asked if granting the IPOB leader pardon is an option for peace in the South East, Malami said he is...
Nearly 300 people test positive for Covid after taking part in protests outside climate summit
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Nearly 300 people test positive for Covid after taking part in protests outside climate summit

Nearly 300 people have tested positive for Covid after going to or protesting at UN climate summit COP26 in Glasgow this month. At least  291 positive Covid-19 tests were linked to COP26-related activities, an initial assessment found. Speaking at Holyrood on Thursday, Nicola Sturgeon said: 'I can confirm that there is no sign so far of any significant spike in cases associated with Cop. 'Rigorous measures were put in place to minimise the risks of Covid transmission. 'For example, anyone entering the main summit site - the Blue Zone - had to provide evidence of a negative lateral flow test result. 'Information published earlier today by Public Health Scotland suggests that of the people officially affiliated with Cop26, approximately four in every 1,000 tested posit...
Kylie Jenner breaks silence on her boyfriend, Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival tragedy that left eight dead
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Kylie Jenner breaks silence on her boyfriend, Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival tragedy that left eight dead

Kylie Jenner has broken her silence over the deaths and injuries associated with the Astroworld Festival, founded by her boyfriend, rapper Travis Scott. The event left eight people dead and at least three concertgoers hosptialised over injuries they sustained at the festival in Houston, Texas on Friday. Reality star  Kylie, 24,  has now sent her 'deepest condolences' to the families of the eight people who died during a stampede Taking to Instagram, Kylie said in a statement: 'Travis and I are broken and devastated. My thoughts and prayers are with all who lost their lives, were injured or affected in anyway by yesterday's events. 'I want to make it clear we weren't aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show and in no world woul...
Travis Scott and Drake sued by crush survivors following Astroworld Festival
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Travis Scott and Drake sued by crush survivors following Astroworld Festival

Lawsuits have been filed at courts in Houston, Texas, during the weekend over the deaths and injuries associated with the Astroworld Festival, founded by rapper Travis Scott. The event left eight people dead and at least three concertgoers hosptialised over injuries they sustained. Officials said a 14-year-old was among the victims, and narcotics bureau agents are involved amid reports that a security guard may have been injected with drugs as the chaos unfolded. News of the first filings came after the Houston Chronicle published an article in which prominent local attorneys predicted an influx of lawsuits asking for "hundreds and hundreds of millions" in damages from the eight deaths and hundreds of injuries reported from Friday's concert at NRG Park, reports variety.com. H...
I have no hand in the raid of Mary Odili’s residence – Abubakar Malami
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I have no hand in the raid of Mary Odili’s residence – Abubakar Malami

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has denied claims he ordered the raid carried out at the Abuja residence of Justice Mary Odili, a Supreme Court Judge and wife of former governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili, on Friday, October 29. Some Nigerians had accused the AGF of masterminding the raid of the Odili's. However a statement released by his media aide, Jibrilu Gwandu, said the AGF 'will not stoop too low to be associated with an apparent in-elegant and nasty court process on the strength of which the purported search warrant was procured. “The media reports on the issue depict too untidy process that could never emanate from the Office of the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice. The Office ...
I don’t want to be associated with men who hurt others while carefully curating their public presence to reflect values they don’t uphold – Temmie Ovwasa shares experience while signed to Olamide’s label
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I don’t want to be associated with men who hurt others while carefully curating their public presence to reflect values they don’t uphold – Temmie Ovwasa shares experience while signed to Olamide’s label

Singer Temmie Ovwasa has recounted what she allegedly faced while signed to Olamide's YBNL label. In a question and answer session she had on Instagram, Temmie alleged that Olamide brought her from Ilorin to Lagos at the age of 18, allegedly rejected every show and offer she got, and also stopped her from releasing music. She also alleged that the wife of the record label owner spoke to her like she was "garbage" in front of her friends. Temmie alleged that Olamide "fucked her mind up" and tried to compensate her, but she let it all slide because she doesn't enjoy talking to his minions or being associated with them. When asked if she will like to collaborate with Olamide when the issue is resolved, Temmie stated that she doesn't want to be associated with men who hurt others ...
Two men who specialize in stealing and selling car batteries, copper wires arrested in Bayelsa
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Two men who specialize in stealing and selling car batteries, copper wires arrested in Bayelsa

Bayelsa State Vigilante Service (BSVS) has proposed the identification and registration of scrap dealers and scavengers operating within the State, after apprehending, one 18-year-old Matthew Izibefiezem, who specializes in stealing copper wires, which he subsequently sells to scrap dealers in Yenagoa metropolis. According to the chairman of the BSVS, Hon. Doubiye Alagba, after stealing the copper wires, the suspect sold it to a northern scrap dealer, Mr. Bubarak Abdulahi, who hails from Kano State. Explaining further, he said luck ran out of them, when the duo had a misunderstanding over price and payment, raising suspicion that led the Bayelsa state Vigilante Service their arrest on Saturday, October 9. Hon. Alagba said that as a result of series of complaints from resid...
Update: Two men are Arrested in Connection with the Murder of Journalist Lyra McKee
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Update: Two men are Arrested in Connection with the Murder of Journalist Lyra McKee

Police have arrested two more men over the murder of journalist Lyra McKee. The men, aged 44 and 53, were arrested in the Londonderry area on Friday morning, October 1, under the Terrorism Act. They have been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave police station in Belfast for an interview. Ms. McKee, 29, was shot dead in Londonderry in April 2019 as she observed rioting in the Creggan. Three men have already been charged with her murder, while another two men have been charged with rioting and associated offences. The extremist group that styles itself the New IRA previously claimed responsibility for the killing. Last month, Geroid Cavanagh, 33, and Jordan Devine, 21, both from Londonderry appeared by videolink at the city's magistrates' court where they were cha...
FG again explains why it can’t name sponsors of terrorism
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FG again explains why it can’t name sponsors of terrorism

The federal government has again explained why it can't name sponsors of terrorism until they are tried and convicted. Attorney-general of the federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami in a statement released by his spokesperson Umar Gwandu said the decision is a "product of constitutionalism and the law." According to him, naming and shaming in the Nigerian context must be rooted in constitutionalism and there must be a balance between constitutional presumption of innocence and evidential proof of reasonable ground for suspicion in making disclosures associated with terrorism funding and financing. The statement read; “Naming and shaming of suspects is not embarked upon as a policy by the federal government out of sheer respect the constitutional rights of Nigerians relating to pre...
Stolen Funds: FG moves to recover £200m stashed in the United States – Malami
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Stolen Funds: FG moves to recover £200m stashed in the United States – Malami

The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, says the Federal Government has over £200 million to recover in the United States. Malami said this while speaking on the sidelines of the United Nations 76th General Assembly currently holding in New York. According to him, the Nigerian government is embarking on a massive recovery of assets belonging to the country. “We are looking at the possibility of recovering further 200m pounds among others but then, that does not mean they are not other associated assets being pursued, in terms of other countries of the world inclusive of Ireland. The government is trying to gather international momentum associated with the processes and procedures, in terms of making things easier for countries to recover as...
US military chiefs apologize after finding out drone strike meant to kill ISIS-K terrorists killed 10 civilians including children in Kabul
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US military chiefs apologize after finding out drone strike meant to kill ISIS-K terrorists killed 10 civilians including children in Kabul

The United States military has come out to apologize after finding out that it's drone strike on a vehicle in August  killed 10 civilians including children who were not associated with ISIS-K terrorists. In the final week of the US' chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, ISIS K launched suicide bomb attacks in Kabul killing 11 US soldiers and over 90 Afghans. The US two days later claimed it had retaliated against ISIS-K using a drone strike against a vehicle that was loading bombs heading to the Kabul airport. The US military claimed it had killed at least one ISIS terrorist. But on Wednesday, September 15, an investigation by the NewYork times found out that the drone strike didn't kill any terrorist but rather two men who worked for a California based humanitarian agency...
Emir of Kontagora dies three months after his heir was killed by bandit
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Emir of Kontagora dies three months after his heir was killed by bandit

His Royal Highness, Emir of Kontagora in Niger State, Alhaji Saidu Namaska, is dead. The traditional ruler died at a hospital in Abuja on Thursday morning, September 9, after a protracted illness. The Sarkin Sudan Kontagora died at the age of 84 after 47 years on the throne. His death comes three months after his eldest son and heir, Bashar Saidu Namaska was murdered by bandits at Masuga village close to Kontagora. No official statement has been issued from the family and palace but Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, confirmed the development in a statement on Thursday. The Governor eulogized the traditional ruler describing him as a man of peace who ensured peace and tranquility in his emirate throughout his reign. Governor Sani Bello said the deceased Emir w...
‘I don’t mess around with loyalty’ – Comedian, Basketmouth for the first time opens up on beef with AY Makun
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‘I don’t mess around with loyalty’ – Comedian, Basketmouth for the first time opens up on beef with AY Makun

Nigerian comedian and entertainer, Bright Okpocha, better known by his stage name Basketmouth has opened up about his rift with colleague, AY Makun, popularly known as AY. For years speculations have been rife about the relationship between the two comedian who have never worked together and are hardly seen together. There were even reports that both comedians had their own camps of comedians who were associated with them. Basketmouth has now opened up on the alleged beef, saying AY 'messed with loyalty' but that he has apologized and they are now cool. Speaking at Ebuka Obi-Uchendu’s Black Box Interview series on Bounce Radio, Ebuka brought up the issue of 'disunity among comedians in Nigeria.' Ebuka then asked Basketmouth to comment on hi...
Former Nigerian Senator, Biyi Durojaiye is dead
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Former Nigerian Senator, Biyi Durojaiye is dead

Biyi Durojaiye, a senator in the fourth republic is reportedly dead. Durojaiye died at the age of 88 in Lagos on Monday August 23, after a brief illness associated with Coronavirus complications. The late senator who represented Ogun East constituency on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) between 1999 and 2003, was also a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Social Democratic Party, but lost to the late Moshood Abiola. The deceased served in senate committees on Judiciary, Establishment (as Chairman), and Special Projects. In December 2002, he recommended a life jail term for anyone who perpetrated election fraud.
TB Joshua: Our economy is dying and our priority is who did or did not attend a dead man’s funeral?- Reno Omokri
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TB Joshua: Our economy is dying and our priority is who did or did not attend a dead man’s funeral?- Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri has tackled those criticizing general overseers of Nigerian churches who did not attend the funeral of late Prophet T.B Joshua. According to the former presidential aide, Nigeria's economy is dying and the topic on the Internet is about those that did not attend the funeral of a dead man. He averred that people only attend funerals of those they associated with while they were alive. His post reads ''Whether in religion, politics, or entertainment, in life, people usually only attend the funerals of men and women they associated with during their lives. If you did not associate with someone while that person lived, and more importantly, that person also did not associate associate with you in their lifetime, it is hypocritical to go to their funeral. Nigeria generate...
Geely Nigeria Introduces High-Tech SUV – Coolray
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Geely Nigeria Introduces High-Tech SUV – Coolray

On May 27, 2021, Ex-BBNaija stars Nengi and Mercy, joined a host of celebrities like Osita Iheme (Pawpaw), Cubana Chief Priest, Emmanuel Emenike, etc. at the launch of Geely Nigeria’s high-tech and powerful SUV – The Geely Coolray. The Coolray was ushered in by hostesses with race flags, in racing style. The car is compact, sporty and powerful outside, but comfy, and loaded with tech features like a fully automatic parking assistant in the Sport Plus GF, a 10.25-inch multifunctional HD touchscreen, and more. The Coolray’s also has the exceptional power of a sport leisure ride and significant ground clearance (196mm) so you can enjoy a smooth ride on almost any road. The National Brand Manager of Mikano Motors, Ralph Haidar, took the stage to share other interesting facts on the C...
Lamar Odom Blasts the ‘Kardashian Curse’, says he’s “lucky” to be associated with the Kardashian family
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Lamar Odom Blasts the ‘Kardashian Curse’, says he’s “lucky” to be associated with the Kardashian family

Former NBA player, Lamar Odom  has blasted the so-called Kardashian “curse” and said he’s “lucky” to even be associated with the famous family. Odom married Khloé Kardashian in 2009 but had a highly publicized divorce from 2013 -2016. For a while there has been online chatter about there being a 'kardashian curse' on men who marry into the famous family. It's been said the 'Kardashian curse' means any man married or in a relationship with a Kardashian doesn't last long, and always leaves the relationship/marriage worse than he came in. Odom who suffered from drug and sex addiction, has now rubbished those claims. He said that people are “dumbasses” if they believe there’s a “curse” on exes of the Kardashian-Jenner women. “That’s stupidity because everybody goes th...
CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele Confirms Adjustment of Naira to N410/$1
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CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele Confirms Adjustment of Naira to N410/$1

Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has confirmed that exchange rate of naira to dollar has been adjusted to N410/$1 at the official market. Addressing bankers at a summit on the economy in Lagos on Friday February 26, Governor Godwin Emefiele said the official exchange rate now stands at 410 to the dollar. Emefiele also disclosed that the drop in crude oil earnings and the associated reduction in foreign portfolio inflows significantly affected the supply of foreign exchange into Nigeria. He expressed hope of increased exports helping to boost dollar supply. He said; “In order to adjust for the decrease in supply of foreign exchange, the naira depreciated at the official window from N305/$ to N360/$ and now hovers around N410/$."
RCCG Excommunicates Pastor who was Caught While Trying to Sleep with Member’s Wife in Ondo
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RCCG Excommunicates Pastor who was Caught While Trying to Sleep with Member’s Wife in Ondo

Gideon Bakare, a Pastor of a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Akure, Ondo state capital, has been excommunicated after being caught while trying to sleep with a member's wife. Recall the naked Pastor was seen in a viral video, begging the family of the lady after being caught red-handed in the act. In a statement released by RCCG spokesperson Olaitan Olubiyi on Wednesday July 8, it was gathered that Bakare was suspended for attempting adultery. He was also accused of putting the church in a bad light. The statement read; “The Redeemed Christian Church of God has excommunicated Mr Gideon Bakare and relieved him of all ministerial duties in the Mission. “Bakare, who was an Assistant Pastor in the Church was recently accused of attempted act of adultery with a wom...
Governor Sanwo-Olu and Wife Test Negative for Coronavirus for the Third Time
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Governor Sanwo-Olu and Wife Test Negative for Coronavirus for the Third Time

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state, and his wife, Ibijoke, have tested negative for Coronavirus for the third time. This was disclosed by the state Commissioner of Health, Professor Akin Abayomi on Twitter on Thursday afternoon. ''I am glad to announce that #COVID19 Incident Commander Governor of Lagos State @jidesanwoolu and the First Lady of Lagos @jokesanwoolu have consistently tested negative to #COVID19 following three consecutive tests conducted on them recently'' he tweeted The Commissioner also disclosed that 10 persons associated with the Lagos State House in Marina have tested positive for the novel virus. ''However, 10 persons associated with Lagos State House in Marina have tested positive to #COVID19. On behalf of @followlasg, I therefore implore you...
President Buhari Expresses Grief Over Killing of 47 Soldiers in Boko Haram Ambush
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President Buhari Expresses Grief Over Killing of 47 Soldiers in Boko Haram Ambush

President Buhari has reacted to the killing of 47 soldiers in an ambush launched by Boko Haram insurgents in Gorigi near Allargano Forest general area of Borno State. LIB reported earlier that the soldiers who were conveying bombs in a convoy during an ongoing operation, died after the insurgents fired shots at the convoy. In a statement released by President Buhari's media aide Garba Shehu, the Nigerian leader expressed “profound grief and sorrow’’ over the incident. Buhari who appealed to the military “not to allow the incident to affect their morale’’, stated that the death of every soldier causes deep pain because he knows what it means to be a soldier. He also disclosed that the Nigerian Army has dispatched a team to assess the situation and report back to the government....
Kano State Government Claimed they Spent N300m on Mass Wedding for 1,500 Couples
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Kano State Government Claimed they Spent N300m on Mass Wedding for 1,500 Couples

On Sunday, Kano State Government revealed it spent over N300 million on mass wedding for 1,500 couples in the state.‎ The wedding prayer was conducted by the Chief Imam of Kano, Prof. Sani Zahradeen, was presided over by the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje at the Kano Central Mosque. Ganduje said that the gesture was aimed at further reducing the problems associated with the high number of unmarried youths in the state. The governor urged the new couples to uphold the trust reposed in them by the state government.‎ He also appealed to wealthy individuals to complement the efforts of the state government.‎ Ganduje said that the couples were selected and screened from each of the 44 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.‎ “The beneficiaries ...
Alex Shares First Post After Cee-C Revealed She Had Sex With Tobi
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Alex Shares First Post After Cee-C Revealed She Had Sex With Tobi

Alex has just shared her first post on Instagram after Cee-C revealed that she had sex with Tobi after last years BBNaija show. Trouble had started after Alex revealed that after the show ended, Cee-C came to her hotel room, where she was with Tobi to thrash things out with him. According to Alex, Tobi refused to speak to Cee-C and closed the door on her. While Alex spoke, Cee-C was all silent till it came her turn to talk and she dropped a mighty bombshell: According to Cee-C, it was the first thing Nina told her on the plane back to Nigeria. Seemingly putting the incident behind her, Alex shared a photo of herself on Instagram, saying that she bleeds purple which is associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. She wrote; The color purple is often as...
Babalakin Eulogises Femi-Pearse
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Babalakin Eulogises Femi-Pearse

The Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Dr. Wale Babalakin, yesterday emphasised the need to celebrate outstanding people like the late Prof. Ayodeji Femi-Pearse, in the society. Babalakin spoke yesterday at UNILAG’s College of Medicine, Idi-Araba, during the commendation service for the late Femi-Pearse, who was, at various times in his life, the provost of the College; Pro-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU); Chief Medical Director of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH); Acting Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG; and founder of Whispering Palms Resort, Badagry. The senior lawyer described the late Femi-Pearse as“an outstanding family man, a great scholar, a phenomenal university administrator, a resourceful man ...
Nicki Minaj Reportedly Relieves Cardi B Tried to Assassinate Her
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Nicki Minaj Reportedly Relieves Cardi B Tried to Assassinate Her

Reports on various media outlets have it that Nicki Minaj believes that Cardi B, or people associated with her, tried to assassinate her on the set of her new music video. On Friday, at about 10:25 PM, police got a “shots fired” call and raced to the home. It was a Beverly Hills home where Tekashi 6ix9ine was shooting a music video with Kanye West and Nicki Minaj. At the time, most people believed the shooters were aiming at controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine. But there are now reports that Nicki Minaj’s team are worried the bullets might have been meant for her and they suspect Cardi, or her supporters may be responsible. MTO claims that one of Nicki’s trusted friends said to them: “Maybe that bullets were meant for Tekashi, but maybe it was meant for Nicki. [Car...

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