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Woman who didn’t know how to send email until recently becomes a published author at 83
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Woman who didn’t know how to send email until recently becomes a published author at 83

An author's tweet has gone viral on Twitter after she revealed that she became a published author at the age of 83. Mary V. Macauley, who has now published two books, revealed that not long ago, she didn't know how to send an email. Now she's a published author. She tweeted: "I am now a published author at 83. Not too long ago, I couldn’t even send an email. Very proud of myself!" Her tweet received massive support, with almost 32K likes. She returned to Twitter hours later to thank fans for their support.
Author of Nigeria’s National Pledge, Prof. Felicia Adedoyin, Dies at 83
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Author of Nigeria’s National Pledge, Prof. Felicia Adedoyin, Dies at 83

Professor Felicia Adebola Adedoyin, the author of Nigeria’s National Pledge, has died after a brief illness. She died on Saturday, May 1, 2021, according to Inside Oyo. Prof. Adedoyin, who lectured at the University of Lagos and was a consultant with the United Nations, wrote the National Pledge in 1976. She was inspired to write the pledge following questions by her children who had been used to reciting the Oath of Allegiance while in school in New York, and the State Pledge in Achimota School, Ghana. Prof. Adedoyin published the Pledge in the Daily Times in July 15, 1976, in an article titled "Loyalty to the Nation, Pledge’". It was shown to the then Head of State, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, who modified it and introduced it to the country during...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Mum laid to Rest
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Mum laid to Rest

The remains of Grace Ifeoma Adichie, the late first female Registrar of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka , and mother of author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has been laid to rest in her hometown Abba, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, on Saturday, May 1. Her funeral mass took place at the St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Abba, the Bishop of Awka Catholic Diocese. Chimamanda's husband, Ivara Esege, was present to show support and pay his last homage to his mother-in-law. May her soul rest in peace, Amen.   Watch video clips from the funeral below  
‘Oral Sex is not Stated in the Bible’ – Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe says in Debut Edition of Relationship and Marital Issues
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‘Oral Sex is not Stated in the Bible’ – Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe says in Debut Edition of Relationship and Marital Issues

Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe; a Christian minister, trained pharmacist and author who is the founder and senior pastor of Manna Prayer Mountain Ministry Worldwide, headquartered in Lagos and also the author of Our Daily Manna, a daily devotional has launched a new relationship and counselling programme on social media. In the debut edition of Relationship and Marital issues series on Facebook, the respected man of God emphasized that Marriage is honourable and indulged everyone to do all they can to always create their own happiness rather than tie their happiness to a fellow human. In his words, ‘if you’re unable to make yourself happy outside marriage, then you’ll most likely never be happy in marriage because you’ll always be waiting for your spouse to make you happy when your spous...
Man Ordered To Leave Mall In South Africa For Wearing ‘Indecent’ African Attire
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Man Ordered To Leave Mall In South Africa For Wearing ‘Indecent’ African Attire

A casual trip to a Johannesburg mall on Wednesday turned into a nightmare when Ndebele activist and author Thando Mahlangu was allegedly hounded out of the shopping complex by a man who described himself as the mall owner. His sin, apparently, was that he went into the Boulders shopping centre wearing Ndebele traditional attire. The Ndebele are one of South Africa's minority ethnic groups. In the video clip, the man tells Mahlangu that there is a right of admission and that he doesn't condone Mahlangu's outfit and he must leave. The man continues to tell Mahlangu that the mall is a public place and he is dressed indecently, while Mahlangu responds by saying he is dressed in African attire. “You are telling me I'm not supposed to wear African [clothes] in Africa,” Mahlangu s...
Billionaire Roman Abramovich takes legal action over book allegations that he bought Chelsea FC on orders of Vladimir Putin
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Billionaire Roman Abramovich takes legal action over book allegations that he bought Chelsea FC on orders of Vladimir Putin

Chelsea billionaire owner, Roman Abramovich has launched legal action claiming he was defamed in a book titled 'Putin's People' which was released last year. The book was written by author Caterine Belton and contains a number of claims about Abramovich and others close to Russia president Vladimir Putin. In the book it was alleged that Abramovic bought Chelsea in 2003 under the special orders of Putin, and wanted to use the club as a conduit to increase Russian influence in the UK Abramovic has now released a statement using the club's official website, saying the book published by HarperCollins contains “a number of false and defamatory claims made'' that have damaged his reputation and that of the club. He also pointed out that he bought the club purely for sporting ...
MC Oluomo’s Book ‘My Service To Humanity’ Goes Viral
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MC Oluomo’s Book ‘My Service To Humanity’ Goes Viral

Social Media users are saying that Lagos NURTW boss, Musiliu Akinsanya Ayinde popularly known as MC Oluomo, is now an author and has reportedly written a book titled 'My Service To Humanity'. MC Oluomo and his new book are now the subject of discussion on Social Media. Recall that last year, Lagos NURTW Chieftain, MC Oluomo was presented for a keynote address at a University of Lagos (UNILAG) symposium on critical transport sector, which generated a lot of fuss online then. Some are asking if MC Oluomo's book is real or a joke. Hope he addresses that soon.
Teju Babyface Showers Himself With Prayers On His 42nd Birthday
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Teju Babyface Showers Himself With Prayers On His 42nd Birthday

Comedian, television host and author Teju Babyface has showered himself with prayers as he celebrates his birthday. The 42-year-old shared a picture of himself in an Instagram post on Wednesday. He began his prayers with a verse of the bible. “’So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom’ It’s hard to believe that another 365 days have passed and as I stand with all appreciation to the Most High God on this birth day of mine. “I pray that I learn to walk circumspectly and with wisdom, for the glory of the latter is far more greater than the former,” he wrote. Teju announced the arrival of his birthday saying he is one of the people who celebrate on America’s inauguration day. He said, “So it’s my birthday tomorrow! Yeah, I am one of those people w...
Nigerian Poet, Godspower Oshodin & Music Producer, Vstix Make History In Africa To Produce ‘A Poet Who Died by His Poem’
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Nigerian Poet, Godspower Oshodin & Music Producer, Vstix Make History In Africa To Produce ‘A Poet Who Died by His Poem’

History was made at Media City, Dubai on Friday, January 20, when a deal to produce a first-of-its-kind in Africa Poetry Album 'A Poet Who Died by His Poem' deal was inked by Award Winning Dubai based Nigerian journalist, Author and Poet Godspower Oshodin and Music Producer Vstix for London Based Label Evision Music Group, conveniently called EMG. A Poet Who Died by His Poem is a complication of sensational poems written by Oshodin and it is due for release on Amazon and other global platforms this January. This acclaimed body of work contains themes that span several topical issues that affect the author's country home, Nigeria, and by extension Africa, as well as ingots on global governance. Other themes touched by this work are Love, Romance, Betrayal, Death and Love for Co...
My Parents Didn’t Name Me Chimamanda – Adichie
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My Parents Didn’t Name Me Chimamanda – Adichie

Multiple award-winning author, Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie, has revealed that she was not born with the name, Chimamanda; instead, she created it. She noted that her parents did not christen her with the name. She said, “I made up the name, I invented the name Chimamanda. I created, Chimamanda; my parents did not name me Chimamanda. It is true. The reason I decided to talk about it is because they say that culture does not change. Do you know how many people in Igbo land that are called Chamamanda today? “It happened shortly before my first novel was published. I was born Ngozi Grace; my mother is Grace. Growing up, I always felt that I was not Grace, that was my mother and Ngozi felt too common to me. In primary school, I was Ngozi.” In an interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu for Bo...
Gynaecologist urges women not to remove their pubic hair
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Gynaecologist urges women not to remove their pubic hair

A gynaecologist is urging women not to remove their pubic hair. Dr Jen Gunter, author of The Vagina Bible, warns waxing or shaving creates “microscopic trauma” that can lead to infections. While the purpose of pubic hair is somewhat of a mystery, going “au naturel” is thought to protect the skin by acting as a barrier against the outside world. Getting a Brazilian may also reduce sexual pleasure, with pubic hair being connected to nerve endings that might help arousal, Dr Gunter added. Pubic hair “grooming” has almost become the norm, with many blaming the p3rn industry. Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), asked more than 3,300 women about their downstairs grooming. Of which, 83.8% claimed to wax, shave or epilate their pubic hair, with jus...
If A Man Is Rich And Spends All His Time With You, He Is Likely A Fraudster — Reno Omokri
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If A Man Is Rich And Spends All His Time With You, He Is Likely A Fraudster — Reno Omokri

Nigerian author and lawyer, Reno Omokri reveals how ladies describes a good man. Taking to his twitter handle, The author explained that women want someone who is wealthy, yet spends all his time with them, rather than at work. He wrote When you read what some women describe as a ‘good man’, you realise that they want someone who is wealthy, yet spends all his time with them. Listen, if a man is rich and spends all his time with you, rather than at work, he is likely a fraudster! #FreeLeahSharibu #RenosNuggets
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Tinubu Has No Certificate, He Is A Master Forger – Aribisala

Popular critic and author, Femi Aribisala has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC of being a party of ‘Certificate Forgers’. Aribisala’s salvo is coming a few days after embattled governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki was disqualified by the party from contesting its guber primaries over discrepancies in his HSC and NYSC certificates. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Aribisala questioned the educational background of the party’s national leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. “Bola Tinubu said he attended St. Paul’s School, Aroloya, Lagos; but the school never existed. He said he attended Government College Ibadan (GCI) from 1965 to 1968. I was in GCI from 1962 to 1968, and Tinubu was not there.” “The Old Boys Association of GCI also debunked Tinubu’s claims. He also claimed in his...
Journalist Shares the last Images she Captured before Police allegedly shot and blinded her eye while covering Minnesota protests
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Journalist Shares the last Images she Captured before Police allegedly shot and blinded her eye while covering Minnesota protests

A photojournalist, political activist and author, Linda Tirado, has taken to Twitter to share photos of the last images she captured before police allegedly shot one of her eyes while she was covering the Minnesota protests.   Linda who was covering the Minneapolis protests in late May, is now blind in one eye after being struck by a foam bullet. In an interview with CNN on Sunday night, she revealed she had sued the state police, police chief and others over the incident. Tirado says there is no way the police "could have mistaken me with a professional camera for anything but working press." According to Tirado, she had taken pictures which clearly show Minnesota police lining up to shoot her while she was standing there and she has now shared the photos onlin...
How to deal with haters by Laura Ikeji
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How to deal with haters by Laura Ikeji

Social media enthusiast, author and entrepreneur Laura Ikeji has been getting the good, bad and ugly on her Instagram account. Taking to social media, Laura shared a message on how she handles the hate. She stated that she no longer talks about her haters but rather focuses on the business that pays her bills. The mom of two who has a son and daughter with her hubby Ogbonna Kanu, penned the note below with a picture to engage her 2 million plus followers: ‘Have you noticed I don’t talk about haters anymore, they don’t count, you remind them of who they wished they were. Feel sorry for them instead and move tha fcuk on. I understand I have haters, but I understand more that I have real fans who Stan me any day. Those re the people I do all I do for. My real boos. I say thank yo...
If your Relationship with him is Transactional, he’s Your Customer not Boyfriend – Omokri
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If your Relationship with him is Transactional, he’s Your Customer not Boyfriend – Omokri

Popular Nigerian author and activist, Reno Omokri, has charged ladies who engage in transactional relationship with their boyfriend, saying they only have a customer and not a boyfriend. The author shared his thought on the injustice ladies practice in their relationships. According to Reno, If your relationship with your partner is about exchanges of money, then he should be considered a customer. “Dear ladies, On your birthday, your boyfriend threw a party for you. On his birthday, you expect him to take you out for a romantic dinner. Yet, you blame Donald Trump for all the injustice on planet Earth. Are you yourself practicing justice in your relationships? In fact, if your relationship is based on you pestering him for money, and him pestering you for coitus, what you hav...
I Found A Sweet Mother Figure In My Wife – AY
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I Found A Sweet Mother Figure In My Wife – AY

The popular Nigerian comedian, actor, author and business mogul amongst other qualifications remembers his mom on mothers day 2020. The comedian Ayo Makun whose stage name is AY,a name that has become a household name on the lips of many people world wide, wishes all mothers in the world a happy mothers day, while in his tweet, he said, he and his siblings are making moma proud on this part of the divide as she is no longer with them in the mortal body. Ayo Makun and Wife He went further however, to say that his wife Mabel Makun has come as a very good replacement for his mom as he found a sweet mom in her. Below is his tweet: “Happy Mother’s Day to all sweet mothers worldwide. We are all doing you proud over here mama. I miss you so very much. But I thank God for giving me ...
One Of The Hardest Lessons I Have Learnt -Toke Makinwa Reveals
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One Of The Hardest Lessons I Have Learnt -Toke Makinwa Reveals

Nigerian radio personality, television host, vlogger, lifestyle entrepreneur and author, Toke Makinwa revealed the hardest lesson she has learnt to her fans and followers on social media Taking to her twitter handle, she said ”is holding my peace, people know when they’ve hurt you…” She wrote One of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn is holding my peace, people know when they’ve hurt you, they not stupid, they don’t need you to further explain to them how their actions hurt you, they know, they just don’t care enough about you or they care too much for their ego. One of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn is holding my peace, people know when they’ve hurt you, they not stupid, they don’t need you to further explain to them how their actions hurt you, they know, they just d...
Watch Toke Makinwa’s Hilarious Tik Tok Video
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Watch Toke Makinwa’s Hilarious Tik Tok Video

Entrepreneur and author of ‘On Becoming’ Toke Makinwa has some of the very best Tik Tok videos on her Instagram page since the app became widely used. As a Co host of several shows and a vlogger, Toke Makinwa always keeps her timeline spicy and entertaining to keep her fans glued. It seems having the best things in life always comes with a price as the 35 year old disclosed in this visual below.
‘I Don’t Pay For Awards’ – Brymo Tells Troll
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‘I Don’t Pay For Awards’ – Brymo Tells Troll

Nigerian singer, songwriter and author, Brymo tells fans and followers his all about good song and lyrics in the music industry A twitter user identified as @FemiDenning replied the singer: And yOU wey dey do everything pass don collect grammy abi BET. Guy drink water and give us good music,we no send you to go tear shirt for street. Brymo wrote Dem offer me nomination to some of these awards at a price… I no dey pay for awards…. so sit down.. Tweets below Dem offer me nomination to some of these awards at a price... I no dey pay for awards.... so sit down.. https://t.co/24dkGEoaOy — Ọláwálé Ọlọ́fọọ̀rọ̀ (@BrymOlawale) May 2, 2020
I Ran Away From Home A Couple Of Times – Toke Makinwa
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I Ran Away From Home A Couple Of Times – Toke Makinwa

Nigerian radio personality, television host, vlogger, lifestyle entrepreneur and author talks about her childhood experiences According to the lady, she said he always run away from home as a child back then She also said a boy who refused to show up for his exams despite his father paying thousands of dollars in Tuition, Toke revealed she wasn’t that much of an easy child growing up. She wrote ”I ran away from home a number of times, from my birth mum to my adopted one, they were sisters so the madness was the same”
Only Broke People Are Impressed By Your Designers – Reno Omokri
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Only Broke People Are Impressed By Your Designers – Reno Omokri

Nigerian author Reno Omokri has penned a list of rules money obeys and works with. According to Reno, those who need help in standing on their feet should know their helpers do not care about wearing designer items. He said ”Basic Rules of Money‬ * ‪Money follows SEED, not NEED‬ * ‪Spend debt on investment, not consumption ‬ * ‪It is broke people who are impressed by your designers. Those who can help you are not‬ * ‪As you grow older, having money makes you bolder ‬ * ‪As you grow older, not having money makes you colder‬ * ‪Age gives you white hair, but sadly, it is money that gives you respect in this wicked world ‬ * ‪Never keep up with your neighbour. You will spend your capital trying to impress people who are not capital‬ * ‪If you must save, save to...
Prolific Nigerian Composer, Professor Akin Euba Dies At The Age Of 84
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Prolific Nigerian Composer, Professor Akin Euba Dies At The Age Of 84

Prolific Nigerian composer, musicologist, pianist, and author, Professor Akin Euba has died less than two weeks to his 85th birthday. Professor Euba died on the evening of Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Dr. Akin Euba was Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music at the University of Pittsburgh until his retirement in 2011 Euba’s scholarly interests include the musicology and ethnomusicology of modern interculturalism. He has organized regular symposia on music in Africa and the Diaspora at Churchill College, Cambridge as well as the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, according to his bio on Wikipedia. These events have featured such notable composers and scholars as J. H. Kwabena Nketia and Halim El-Dabh. With his Elekoto Ensemble, he has brought together musicians from Niger...
“Expect His Visit Between April 12 And May 22” – Pastor Oyedepo Begs Nigerians To Be Prepared
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“Expect His Visit Between April 12 And May 22” – Pastor Oyedepo Begs Nigerians To Be Prepared

David O. Oyedepo is a Nigerian minister, Christian creator, representative, draftsman and the author and directing Bishop of the megachurch Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, and Living Faith Church Worldwide, otherwise called Winners’ Chapel International. The Winners’ Chapel International system of houses of worship is situated in more than 300 urban areas, in all conditions of Nigeria, and in a few urban communities in 45 African countries, Dubai, the United Kingdom and the United States. Oyedepo has been viewed as one of the pioneers of the Christian magnetic development in Africa and has been alluded to as one of the most impressive ministers in Nigeria. He is the Chancellor of Covenant University and Landmark University. He was named in 2011 by Forbes magazine ju...
Funke Akindele Shall Rise Again – Azuh Arinze
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Funke Akindele Shall Rise Again – Azuh Arinze

Veteran journalist and author, Azuh Arinze has written a piece about embattled Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele. This is coming after the “Jenifa’s diary producer” was arrested, arraigned and prosecuted for holding a party in her Amen Estate home, breaking the total lock down rule. In his write up, Azuh noted that Funke grew up in his arms and predicted that she will rise again, as he described her as a fighter. Read the complete piece below… FUNKE AKINDELE: A TIME FOR INTROSPECTION Even without being told , I know that one of the ‘scenes’ that must have been playing non-stop in actress Funke Akindele’s mind is the birthday-party-gone-awry of Sunday, April 5, 2020, at Amen Estate, in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos. And sincerely, my heart goes out to her. Not necessarily because of ...
Phebean Ogundipe, Author Of “Brighter Grammar”, Dies At 92
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Phebean Ogundipe, Author Of “Brighter Grammar”, Dies At 92

Phebean Ogundipe, nee Itayemi, was born in Esa-Oke, Osun (Formerly Oyo) state in Nigeria on May 6th, 1927. She had her elementary education in Esa-oke and Imesi-Ile. She attended Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos on a full scholarship for her secondary education and then proceeded to University of St Andrews, Scotland to obtain her degree in English (M.A. Hons). Upon completion of her studies, she pursued a career in education. She started her career in the Federal Ministry of Education. In service to the ministry of education, she served in different schools as an English teacher. While on assignment to teach English, at Queen’s College, Ede, she met her soon-to-be-husband, Adebayo Ogundipe. Other notable roles she served in were Deputy Chief Federal Adviser on Education, National Secre...
Anne Giwa-Amu Accuses Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie of Plagiarizing her Work; Chimamanda Responds
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Anne Giwa-Amu Accuses Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie of Plagiarizing her Work; Chimamanda Responds

Ms Anne Giwa-Amu, 60, who is the author of the book titled "Sade" accused Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie of Plagiarism and Chimamanda has now responded. Giwa-Amu said Chimamanda's "Half of a Yellow Sun" was in fact plagiarised with bits of her work; "Sade: United we stand." In a YouTube video, Anne accused Chimamanda of plagiarism then accused Chinua Achebe of playing a role in "giving" her work to Chimamanda who then rewrote it as Half of a Yellow Sun. Giwa Amu explained how she published her work with the late Achebe. She had her work reviewed by Heinemann's African Writers Series, of which Achebe was the Editorial Adviser. Her writing agreement with them lasted till 2019. Also, Chimamanda Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun was vetted by Achebe. Giwa-Amu claims Chimamanda st...
Juliet Ibrahim celebrates her 34th birthday today
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Juliet Ibrahim celebrates her 34th birthday today

Curvaceous Ghanaian actress, author, and producer, Juliet Ibrahim is celebrating her 34th birthday today, 3rd of March, 2020. She took to her Instagram page to share a lovely photo of herself rocking a beautiful, black mini gown bearing her sexy figure. The beautiful actress in a lengthy post was thankful to God for preserving her and doing what no other man is capable of doing in her life. The caption was the lyrics of “Omekannaya”, a song by Nigerian Gospel singer, Mercy Chinwo. She wrote: “Men may not understand How far You’ve brought me They may not understand I worship You today Jesus ome kannaya I worship you today… The doer of all good things Whatever You say comes to pass Onye di nso (Holy One) The only precious lamb of God When You’re involved things change I can’t...
Reno Omokri, Femi Fani-Kayode and Other Nigerians React as Lai Mohammed Says he’s not Aware of Social Media Bill in International Interview
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Reno Omokri, Femi Fani-Kayode and Other Nigerians React as Lai Mohammed Says he’s not Aware of Social Media Bill in International Interview

Reno Omokri, Femi Fani-Kayode and other Nigerians have reacted to an interview in which Nigeria's Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed said he's not aware of the 'Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill' which is now known as the "Social Media Bill". In the interview in London, DW's Tim Sebastian pointed out that the bill has some draconian provisions in which journalists can be imprisoned for publishing content. In his defence when asked if he is against the bill or not, Lai Mohammed asked Tim who the author of the bill is. He added that he is not aware of the bill Tim Sebastian who wondered why a Minister of Information will not know if such bill exists, fired back by stating that the bill is causing an outcry internationally. Lai Mohammed however vehemently s...
Christopher Tolkien, the Son of ‘Lord of the Rings’ Author, has Died at 95
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Christopher Tolkien, the Son of ‘Lord of the Rings’ Author, has Died at 95

Christopher Tolkien, the son of "The Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien, has died at the age of 95. The Tolkien society made the announcement on Thursday, January 16. Tolkien Society Chair Shaun Gunner said in a statement: "Christopher's commitment to his father's works have seen dozens of publications released, and his own work as an academic in Oxford demonstrates his ability and skill as a scholar. We have lost a titan and he will be sorely missed." Tolkien was his father's literary executor, editing much of the author's work published posthumously after his death in 1973, including "The Silmarillion."   After his father's death, Christopher Tolkien began working on his father's manuscripts and helped publish "The Silmarillion," which chronicles the origins...
Nigerian Lady, Helen Mukoro Idisi Arrested In Spain For Posing As UN Official
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Nigerian Lady, Helen Mukoro Idisi Arrested In Spain For Posing As UN Official

The Nigerian-born Spanish national claimed an extensive resume: head of the Spanish branch of UN Women, politician, detective, author, legal expert, and finance consultant. Ultimately, though, it landed her in trouble. Police in Spain arrested on Thursday a woman who posed as the president of the Spanish branch of UN Women, requesting funds and giving interviews to the media. The woman of Nigerian origin with Spanish nationality was detained in Denia on Spain's eastern Mediterranean coast on charges of impersonation and fraud. The woman allegedly provided online legal courses and solicited "funds to carry out different projects related to the institution she claimed to represent," police said in a statement. She "participated in conferences and gave interviews in different me...
Veteran Yoruba Actor, Alabi Yellow Is Dead
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Veteran Yoruba Actor, Alabi Yellow Is Dead

Veteran actor and author, Samuel Akinpelu, aka Alabi Yellow, has passed on. Akinpelu, known for his caustic tongue in movies, was believed to have died earlier today in his home in Ikorodu, Lagos. It should be recalled that the actor had been afflicted with a stroke in March shortly after the demise of his wife. However, the actor had got a lifeline of N10m from a popular philanthropist, Reverend Esther Ajayi, popularly known as Iya Adura, back in April, and many had thought was on the path to recovery. Alabi Yellow appeared in several Yoruba movies and also wrote a book titled, ‘A ba Oko Ku’. Many of his colleagues have continued to eulogize the late actor as details UNFOLD LATER
Lil Wayne’s ex-wife Toya Wright gets engaged to her boyfriend of two-years Robert Rushing
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Lil Wayne’s ex-wife Toya Wright gets engaged to her boyfriend of two-years Robert Rushing

Toya Wright, the ex-wife of veteran rapper Lil Wayne has gotten engaged to her boyfriend of two-years, Robert Rushing. The TV personality and author took to Instagram to announce her engagement to the father of her second child,  Reign Rushing. In a post on her Instagram page, Toya wrote:'Yes! Yes! And Yes! For humbling my spirit, for restoring my faith in love, for raising the bar, for being all of what a man should be. For each of these and more I SAY YES!. looking forward to forever with you. #Rushingdowntheaisle This will be the third marriage for Toya, who was previously married to rapper Lil Wayne (2004) and Mickey “Memphitz” Wright (2011).
Chimamanda Adichie Honoured With The Global Leadership Award
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Chimamanda Adichie Honoured With The Global Leadership Award

Award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has successfully bagged another top award by the UN Foundation Global Leadership. Chimamanda who has gotten over 16 awards since 2002 has been honored with the Global Leadership Award by the UN Foundation Global Leadership. She was recognized at the “We the Peoples,” the 2019 UN Foundation’s Global Leadership Dinner, held in New York yesterday.The event is held annually to commemorate the UN Charter and the work of UN agencies.
‘Women Must Not Suffer To Find Love’- Toke Makinwa
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‘Women Must Not Suffer To Find Love’- Toke Makinwa

Author, actor, and media personality, Toke Makinwa Condemns the glorification of suffering before you find love. In a post shared by Snoop Dogg on Instagram, he made a re-post of a man whose wife stood by him, even when she knew all the crime he has committed, she still made him a better person. The post condemns women who envy this woman but still, they wouldn't have done what she did. However. Toke Makinwa, condemns this act, according to her, 'that is not the way to happiness'. she wrote; "I am deeply tired of this narrative though, this post pissed me off soooo much, why do we like to make women look like huge jokes? why is this the way to happiness? Why must you sell the “I suffer pass” mentality? This promotes low self-esteem. I know for the most part of my life I bel...
Bella Thorne flaunts makeup-free glow in new photos
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Bella Thorne flaunts makeup-free glow in new photos

Bella Thorne proved she's a natural beauty on social media Tuesday.  The actress/musician/author glowed as she put her makeup-free face on display via Instagram. Bella, 21, was radiant while showing off a freckled face and earnest smile in the post. The Famous In Love actress was simply clad, donning white shorts and a yellow tiger-striped bikini top. She wore her natural hair color, which was halfway through growing out blonde highlights. As always, Bella lavished herself in diamond necklaces and glittering rings.  
Wole Soyinka: Pa Ikhide Ikheloa Pays For 2 Seats On A Plane To Avoid An Angry Youth Palaver
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Wole Soyinka: Pa Ikhide Ikheloa Pays For 2 Seats On A Plane To Avoid An Angry Youth Palaver

Renowned Author, Ikhide Ikheloa Popularly known as Pa. Ikhide decide to buy the window seat and the aisle’s in order to avoid being rudely told to stand up by an angry tattooed young man like Prof Wole Soyinka has been told the week before He captioned on facebook ” Headed to our Pacl family reunion in Tennessee with #BigLion and my kids, Ominira and Fearless Fang. I bought both seats so that no yeye angry youth will be using my fame to gather fame, Mtscheeeeeewwwww! If y’all can do this to a whole Nobel Laureate, who am I, a failed writer! Una fear God sha, SMH!���‍♂️
Toke Makinwa flaunts new glowing look in sexy jumpsuit
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Toke Makinwa flaunts new glowing look in sexy jumpsuit

Media personality and author, Toke Makinwa took to Instagram to show off her stunning look to the premiere of Funke Akindele's new movie,“Ayetoro Girls.” The 34-year-old rocked a black/gold metallic stripe Jumpsuit and carried a matching gold purse which she paired with her heels.  
Linda Ikeji’s Sister Gives Serious Warning To United State Government
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Linda Ikeji’s Sister Gives Serious Warning To United State Government

Well known author and Instagram influencer, Laura Ikeji calls out the US government to Respect the Nigerians in your country. She wrote:- US hospitals will be missing Nigerian pregnant women right now. I’m sure they re asking questions. Kilonshele gan gan ? #RandomThoughts As much as they are, Nigerians who go abroad and never return (not good guys) there are a whole lot of good Nigerians who go abroad legally and return when they should. Respect the Nigerian in ur country. Not all Nigerians want to live abroad, some of us re very ok here, so when U see us in your country, know that we re there to contribute to ur economy, we buy stuff, do businesses, see friends and get out. #respectthenigerianinurcountry Do a proper background check, see travel history, so instead of decid...
‘Don’t mourn me!’ Binyavanga’s last message before death
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‘Don’t mourn me!’ Binyavanga’s last message before death

Did Binyavanga predict his death? Last year on January 13, 2018, Binyavanga Wainaina shared a post telling his followers not to mourn him when he’s dead but celebrate his life. The famous Kenyan gay author, in his powerful message, said that he had fulfilled his dreams and was not afraid to die. THE DAY I DID A CEREMONY I HEARD FROM MY SANGOMA TO PUT ME IN TOUCH WITH MY ANCESTORS. I HAD TO BE NEAR A RIVER. I HAD THIS STROKE BECAUSE I DID NOT RECOGNIZE THEM. THEY SAVED MY LIFE BECAUSE THEY HAD MORE FOR ME IN THIS WORLD. I AM VERY HAPPY AND FULFILLED NOW, AND NEARLY HEALED FROM TRAUMA OF NEARLY DYING I DO NOT FEAR DEATH ANYMORE. I JUST HAVE ONE THING TO DO THIS YEAR. IF I DIE ANYTIME AFTER THAT IT IS OKAY. I HAVE ALREADY RECONCILED MYSELF WITH THAT. I WOULD LIKE TO LIVE A LONG LIFE AFT...
Tanzanian billionaire Reginald Mengi dies in Dubai
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Tanzanian billionaire Reginald Mengi dies in Dubai

Reginald Abraham Mengi, a Tanzanian billionaire, businessman and an author has died at the age of 75 in Dubai on May 2. Mengi was married to Jacqueline Ntuabaliwe and has left behind five children. He was awarded The Business for Peace Award in 2012 in Oslo by the Award Giving Committee of Nobel Laureates of the Business for Peace Foundation which is based in Oslo and is supported by business leaders, politicians and academics around the world. In 2014, he received International Order of the Lions Award, doubling with Business Leader of the Year Award in the same year.
The Suave Man In Lagos Drives A Range Rover But Is Penniless- Chimamanda Adichie
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The Suave Man In Lagos Drives A Range Rover But Is Penniless- Chimamanda Adichie

Chiamamnda Adichie who reflected on living in Lagos in her new essay, stated that the suave man in Lagos drives a Range Rover but is penniless. The celebrity author who revealed that she has lived part-time in Lagos for 10 years and always complain about it each time she returns from her home in the US, added that her complaint borders on its allergy to order, its stultifying traffic, its power cuts. Further stating that the suave man in Lagos drives a Range Rover but is penniless in her essay for Esquire's new Travel & Adventure issue, Chimamanda Adichie wrote; Lagos will not court you. It is a city that is what it is. I have lived part-time in Lagos for 10 years and I complain about it each time I return from my home in the US — its allergy to order, its stultifying traffic...
Pictures Of Professor Matt Meyer Delivering Lecture In University Of Ilorin
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Pictures Of Professor Matt Meyer Delivering Lecture In University Of Ilorin

Professor Matt Meyer delivered lecture at the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin Occasional Distinguished Personality Public Lecture and Book Presentation in the University Auditorium. Matt Meyer, a native New York City-based educator, activist, and author, is the War Resisters International Africa Support Network Coordinator, and a United Nations/ECOSOC representative of the International Peace Research Association. The founding chair of the Peace and Justice Studies Association and former Chair of the Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development (COPRED), Meyer has long worked to bring together academics and activists for lasting social change. A former public draft registration resister and chair of the War Resisters League, he continues...
Daddy Freeze Attacks Author Chimamanda Adichie, Says ‘You Are Just A Twisted’
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Daddy Freeze Attacks Author Chimamanda Adichie, Says ‘You Are Just A Twisted’

Media personality Daddy Freeze has again come for award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie. Freeze who has always had issues with Adichie and her ideology of feminism, while reacting to a tweet, dragged the Purple Hibiscus writer into the mix. A Twitter user had taken to the platform to share her experience she had interviewed. According to the young lady, during the interview, the young man had commented on how nice she smelled, causing her to tell him that was rude. Reacting to the tweet, Freeze said the young lady is just a twisted Chimamanda, suggesting that feminism caused her to react that way.
A Lady Who Says A Man Is Stingy Is Greedy – Toke Makinwa
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A Lady Who Says A Man Is Stingy Is Greedy – Toke Makinwa

Media personality and author, Toke Makinwa earlier called out men that calls ladies gold diggers. She stated that any man that calls a woman a gold digger doesn’t have money. Toke was later asked on Twitter by @marcusowolabi that what do you call a woman that calls a man stingy? She wrote ‘Greedy’
Lily Allen Goes Topless, Flashes Nipples
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Lily Allen Goes Topless, Flashes Nipples

English singer, songwriter, author, and television presenter, Lily Allen took to social media to share some raunchy videos of herself. Lily Allen certainly didn't hold anything back as she detailed her BRIT Awards afterparty prep in a series of candid videos. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday from her hotel room after attending the ceremony, the 33-year-old gave her one million followers a look into her getting ready routine.   View this post on Instagram   #British singer #lilyallen goes topless, flashes her nipples in new videos A post shared by Mycelebrityandi (@mycelebrityandi) on Feb 21, 2019 at 12:21am PST

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