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Planning an Igbo burial is the most stressful thing ever – Actress Mary Lazarus laments the culture of extortion in the name of burial in Igbo land after burying her mother
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Planning an Igbo burial is the most stressful thing ever – Actress Mary Lazarus laments the culture of extortion in the name of burial in Igbo land after burying her mother

Mary Lazarus has gone on Instagram to reveal what she and her family went through to bury her mother. The actress' mother died in July and her burial rites were recently concluded. Citing her experience, the actress lamented the extortion that goes on in Igbo land when people are trying to bury loved ones. She complained that people who were never part of the bereaved and deceased's lives emerge, making demands for all sorts before the burial will be allowed to take place. She revealed some of the demands made for her mother's burial and how it made her feel. She added that it is "wrong" and puts people under "unnecessary pressure". Read her post below.
Marriage is a high achievement and an accomplishment – Socialite, PrettyMike opines
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Marriage is a high achievement and an accomplishment – Socialite, PrettyMike opines

Socialite, PrettyMike, is of the opinion that marriage is a high achievement and an accomplishment. He stated this in a post he shared on his Instagram page today October 9. It reads; ''Don’t allow anybody trick u by telling u, that marriage is not an achievement....Marriage is a high achievement, an accomplishment and a beautiful union to see two people or more come together and build a awesome home and family together......but if you beg to differ , then I can only assume that your conclusions are offsprings of a myopic perception or you are simply a product of a dysfunctional environment that never gave you the chance to appreciate the true beauty of marriage. It really requires a great deal of tolerance, zeal, patience and compromise to work ; traits which are gradually diminishi...
Chelsea owner, Abramovich Visits UK for First time in three years
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Chelsea owner, Abramovich Visits UK for First time in three years

Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, has visited London for the first time in three years to see his family. A spokesman for the Russian billionaire confirmed this to the PA News Agency. Abramovich entered the UK as an Israeli citizen, therefore not needing a visa to travel. It is understood that Abramovich could visit Chelsea while in London. The 54-year-old had issues with his entrepreneurial visa in 2018, after which he has not been spotted in London. Abramovich did attend the Blues’ Europa League final victory in Baku in 2019, and the Champions League final win over Manchester City in Porto in May. The Chelsea boss’ visit to London represents a further underlining of his commitment to the club.
He runs around publicly feigning humility while privately having the self esteem of family and friends for dessert” Brymo continues to call out Tuface Idibia
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He runs around publicly feigning humility while privately having the self esteem of family and friends for dessert” Brymo continues to call out Tuface Idibia

Brymo has continued to call out Tuface Idibia who he said accused him of sleeping with his wife and organised thugs to beat him. Brymo took to Twitter late last night to make some allegations about Tuface and how he treated him when they met. Apart from claiming that Tuface Idibia falsely accused him of sleeping with wife Annie Idibia, he also claimed Tuface threatened him if he keeps "eyeing his throne" in the music industry . Some followers responded, telling Brymo that his writing was too complicated and they didn't understand everything he wrote. Brymo then released more tweets, insisting Tuface accused him of sleeping with Annie and that he organised thugs to beat him up. He vowed that he will make sure Tuface never treats another artiste the way he treated him. ...
Rapper MI Abaga celebrates 40th birthday
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Rapper MI Abaga celebrates 40th birthday

Nigerian superstar rapper, MI Abaga turned 40 today and he has penned down a birthday message to himself. The rapper who shared a photo of himself in a black and white background, stated that he just crossed a "personally joyful milestone". Abaga also expressed gratitude to family and friends who have been with him all the way. He wrote; 40. Today I cross a personally joyful milestone: From henceforth, (the adages promise) life will begin. Without knowing it, that was my recent process to arrive here at this moment today. Shedding the old, and making way for the new. I’m grateful for the walk here. I look around, locking eyes with all you who have refused to leave, adamant that I am worth the ride. And you are not wrong; but I am worth it because of you. If, for the ...
Chrissy Teigen holds ceremony to honor late son one year after his death
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Chrissy Teigen holds ceremony to honor late son one year after his death

American model, Chirssy Teigen and her family have carried out a ceremony to honor her late son who died a year ago. The son, who she named Jack, was born prematurely after she was induced due to complications.  He died immediately. During the ceremony to honour him, Chrissy Teigen, husband John Legend, their kids - Luna and Miles - and Chrissy's mother all wore black and looked solemn. Chrissy expressed hope that the little ceremony will give her closure in her heart. See below.
Paris hotel where Messi is staying raided by masked robbers
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Paris hotel where Messi is staying raided by masked robbers

The hotel where Lionel Messi and his family are staying in Paris has been raided by a gang of masked raiders. The robbers made away with a lot of cash and jewellery from four rooms inside Le Royal Monceau. They are believed to have gained unlawful entry by scaling down the sides of the building from the roof. CCTV footage captured two masked men entering through an unlocked balcony door on the sixth floor, just one level above where Messi is staying. Messi only moved into the five-star hotel in August, after completing his move from Barcelona as a free agent. The 34-year-old’s suite costs a eyewatering £17,000 per night. A police source told The Sun: “There has clearly been a very serious security breach and it’s being investigated. There is evidence to suggest an exper...
“Our worst fears nearly came true” Katie Price’s family says as the star is arrested for drink-and-drug driving after road crash
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“Our worst fears nearly came true” Katie Price’s family says as the star is arrested for drink-and-drug driving after road crash

Katie Price's family have shared a statement after she was arrested for an alleged "drink-drive" crash. The star rolled her BMW in the early hours of Tuesday morning, September 28, during an alleged drink and cocaine binge. The former glamour model, 43, who is currently serving a six-month driving ban, was said to be in a "bad way" when police arrived and allegedly arrested her at the crash site on a rural lane in Sussex. The mother-of-five, who remains in hospital following the horror crash, now faces jail after six previous disqualifications. In a post on Ms Price's Instagram, her family put out a statement, saying she needs help and treatment for her mental health issues. They wrote: "As a family we have for some time been concerned about Kate's wellbeing and over...
Godfather of Black cinema’ Melvin Van Peebles dies aged 89
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Godfather of Black cinema’ Melvin Van Peebles dies aged 89

Actor and filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles has died at the age of 89 after a long career in the filmmaking industry. He died at home surrounded by his family. His son, Mario Van Peebles, who is also an actor, shared a touching tribute to his dad in an official statement released by the family. He said: "Dad knew that Black images matter. "If a picture is worth a thousand words, what was a movie worth? We want to be the success we see, thus we need to see ourselves being free. Mario added: "True liberation did not mean imitating the colonizer's mentality. It meant appreciating the power, beauty and interconnectivity of all people." Within the statement, the Criterion Collection, a home video distribution company, said they were "saddened to announce the passing of a gi...
‘This man came from nothing to build everything for his family- Kiddwaya celebrates his dad as they holiday in Greece (photos)
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‘This man came from nothing to build everything for his family- Kiddwaya celebrates his dad as they holiday in Greece (photos)

Reality TV star, Kiddwaya, and his billionaire dad, Terry Waya, are currently on holiday in Mykonos, Greece. Kidd shared photos of himself and his dad enjoying their holiday and also praised him. He posted photos on his Instagram page this evening with the caption ''This man came from NOTHING to build EVERYTHING for his family. Ya’ll wouldn’t understand the blood , sweat and tears he put in. But now I’m starting to understand. I Love you forever pops! '' 
Update: Prince Andrew holds ‘crisis talks’ with family and advisers over Virginia Roberts’s sex abuse lawsuit
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Update: Prince Andrew holds ‘crisis talks’ with family and advisers over Virginia Roberts’s sex abuse lawsuit

Prince Andrew is reportedly holding crisis talks with his family and advisers over Virginia Roberts's sex abuse lawsuit. According to Daily Mail, royal insiders have claimed there may have been a 'lack of communication and cohesion' between Andrew's UK legal team and newly appointed US lawyer about how to move forwards. And there is apparently deep concern at the way the duke's well-paid advisers on both sides of the Atlantic have been 'outwitted and out-played' at every turn in recent days by David Boies, the attorney employed by his accuser Virginia Roberts, now Giuffre. Their attempts to avoid even having papers officially served have been both a legal and a public relations disaster, with Andrew appearing to play a game of 'cat and mouse' with Ms Giuffre's legal team as he...
“I know I’m not without mistakes” – Tuface writes as he shares loved-up photo with wife, Annie, weeks after she called him out on social media
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“I know I’m not without mistakes” – Tuface writes as he shares loved-up photo with wife, Annie, weeks after she called him out on social media

Tuface Idibia has released a loved-up photo with wife, Annie Idibia, while acknowledging that he makes mistakes. The singer was called out by his wife weeks back. She also called out his family and his children's mothers. Annie accused Tuface of sleeping under the same roof with one of his other children's mothers, Pero Adeniyi . This accusation led to a bitter online battle between Annie and Tuface's family, with Tuface's brother, Charles Idibia, and his wife hitting back at Annie and insulting her mother . Annie's brothers then weighed in, slamming the Idibias for insulting their mother. Tuface responded days later, asking the public to allow them resolve their issues privately. Today, being his birthday,  Tuface,  who turns 46, released a photo of him kissing Annie. ...
Lionel Messi is struggling in Paris as he’s yet to find a family home, PSG pal Di Maria reveals
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Lionel Messi is struggling in Paris as he’s yet to find a family home, PSG pal Di Maria reveals

Lionel Messi is reportedly finding it hard to settle in Paris as he's yet to move into a new home with his family. The playmaker’s compatriot and teammate at PSG,  Angel Di Maria, was quoted saying the player’s current personal situation is not as idyllic as it looks. Argentine newspaper Ole, via Bild, quoted Di Maria describing Messi’s current living situation as "not easy for him". His club and country team-mate goes on to explain how the football icon has been coping. He says: "When Leo comes to dinner, there are always motorbikes or cars nearby. The people here are very respectful and if we go out they'll leave you alone. "Now, with Leo, we have nowhere to go." Messi is yet to find a house in Paris for himself, his wife Antonella, and their three adorable sons...
X Factor star Freddie Combs dies from kidney failure at 49
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X Factor star Freddie Combs dies from kidney failure at 49

Former US The X-Factor contestant, Freddie Combs has died at the age 49. The singer, who appeared on the US version of Simon Cowell's hit TV talent show, died in a Florida hospital last Friday from kidney failure. He was also suffering from Covid-19 before his death. The news of his death was confirmed by Combs wife, Kay, to TMZ on Thursday, September 16. Kay told the outlet: “I have so much gratitude to be his wife for 25 years and to be his best friend,” before adding that he was surrounded by his family and friends at the time of his death. Freddie appeared on season two of the talent contest in the US and proved popular with judges and viewers following his powerful rendition of Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings”. He dedicated the song to his “ever-loving wife” at ...
Caleb varsity student disappears after cult threat
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Caleb varsity student disappears after cult threat

A student of Caleb University in the Imota area of Lagos State, Oluwafemi Oni, has been declared missing by his family. 21-year-old Oluwanifemi, an undergraduate studying Computer Science in the institution, suddenly sent disturbing messages to his elder sister, Stella, on WhatsApp that some suspected cultists wanted him dead and pleaded with his sister not to tell his parents about the threat. His father, Olajide Oni, in an interview with Punch, said his son finished his examination on Friday, August 13, 2021 and requested some money to visit his mother in Ibadan. Oni said that was the last time he heard from his son. “He requested money for transportation on Monday, August 16, 2021, and I sent N5,000 to him. But I did not see any debit alert since it’s my ATM card he is using....
Vera Sidika Reveals Why she has Chosen to give Birth in Kenya and not in UC
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Vera Sidika Reveals Why she has Chosen to give Birth in Kenya and not in UC

Popular Kenyan socialite, Vera Sidika who is 8 months into her pregnancy, has revealed why decided to give birth in Kenya and not in US. The socialite in her Instastory posts, revealed that still has a valid US Visa but choose to stay in Kenya out of fear that she will be lonely once in the US. Sidika said she couldn’t handle the idea of being away from her family and friends during her pregnancy for 4-6 months. According to her, this was the right decision as she has enjoyed her pregnancy journey. She wrote;   “I almost travelled to give birth in USA. Since my 5 years Visa is valid. But this Covid pandemic isn’t fun. Then again, we couldn’t handle the idea of being Away from family and friends during my pregnancy for 4-6 months. While pregnant. You need all the lo...
UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s mother Charlotte Johnson dies ‘suddenly and peacefully’ at 79
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UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s mother Charlotte Johnson dies ‘suddenly and peacefully’ at 79

UK prime minister, Boris Johnson is mourning the loss of his mother, the artist Charlotte Johnson Wahl, who has died at the age of 79. She died “suddenly and peacefully” at a London hospital, the family said according to the Daily Telegraph. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 40 and later became president of the European Commission for Human Rights. The Prime Minister once described her as the “supreme authority” in his family. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was among the first politicians to offer his condolences. “I’m very sorry to learn of the Prime Minister’s loss. My condolences to him and his family,” he tweeted. Tory MP Angela Richardson said: “Sad news for the PM tonight as well as the rest of the Johnson family. Thoughts with them all.” ...
Gospel singer I-fee Ajayi accuses VIO officer of assaulting him, his wife, and kids
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Gospel singer I-fee Ajayi accuses VIO officer of assaulting him, his wife, and kids

Gospel singer, I-fee Ajayi has shared a video of an incident involving a Vehicle Inspection Officer, VIO, and his family. The singer claimed that the officer assaulted him, his wife, and their children. He claimed the officer jumped into his car and started dragging the steering wheel with him. He also claims that she bit him on his hand. The incident happened on Saturday,  September 11, in Abuja. He didn't explain what exactly transpired that led to the VIO officer entering his car. In a video he shared, his wife is seen crying. "Look at my children, " she kept repeating as she cried, before telling the officer, "You're a wicked woman." I-fee then comes out of his car and shows the camera a mark on his hand, cl...
BBNaija: I am not mentally okay, please forgive me – Tega begs Nigerians
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BBNaija: I am not mentally okay, please forgive me – Tega begs Nigerians

Tega, evicted Big Brother Naija housemate, has apologized to Nigerians and everyone she offended. The ex-housemate in a video she posted on her Instagram broken, down in tears, saying her life has taken a U-turn and she is not mentally okay. She also apologised to her husband, fellow women and loved ones who felt disappointed by her actions in the house. Tega urged Nigerians to pray for her and her family. The mother of one expressed gratitude for all the support she has received and said she takes full responsibility for her actions. “I sincerely apologize to everyone that I disappointed and to those who could not stand my actions while on the show. I am truly sorry. “To my husband; babe, I know we have already talked about this but I want apologize again and also apprec...
BBNaija: Boma apologizes to Tega’s husband
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BBNaija: Boma apologizes to Tega’s husband

Big Brother Naija season 6 housemate, Boma, has apologized to Tega’s husband over the illicit affair he had with his wife while in the Shine Ya Eye house. Boma tendered his apologies during his media rounds on Tuesday. He further noted that what they did wasn’t done out of spite, adding that they were just trying to entertain viewers at home not knowing they were going overboard. “Coming out to all kinds of crazy messages, you don’t even want to know what I have been going through. “I had different circumstances in the house that made me look like what I was not and people actually forgot about the happy moments. My mum was crying and different kinds of things have been happening. “At first, I thought I was loved not until I came out of the house to discover I was evicted be...
Chrissy Teigen celebrates 50 days of sobriety, says it’s her ‘longest streak yet’ without alcohol
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Chrissy Teigen celebrates 50 days of sobriety, says it’s her ‘longest streak yet’ without alcohol

Model and TV personality, Chrissy Teigen has announced she’s been sober for 50 days. Teigen who has had issues with alcohol for a while which was exacerbated last November after she lost her baby, said she decided to give up drinking on her birthday last year. The mother of two admitted that she doesn’t know if she’ll ‘never drink again,’ but confessed that drinking ‘no longer serves her in any way’. Teigen wrote; Today is my 50 day sobriety streak! it should be nearly a year but I had a few (wine) hiccups in the road. this is my longest streak yet! I still dunno if I’ll never drink again but I do know it no longer serves me in ANY way. I don’t get more fun, I don’t dance, I don’t get relaxed. I get sick, fall asleep and wake up sick, having ...
Angelina Jolie opens up on divorce from Brad Pitt, says she feared for the safety of her ‘whole family’ while married to him
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Angelina Jolie opens up on divorce from Brad Pitt, says she feared for the safety of her ‘whole family’ while married to him

Superstar actress, Angelina Jolie has opened up on her divorce and lengthy custody battle with ex-husband Brad Pitt. The 46-year-old Oscar-winning actress and humanitarian in an new interview with The Guardian's Weekend magazine, said she feared for the safety of her "whole family" amid the divorce but "can't speak about" details due to the ongoing legal situation (Pitt has denied allegations of physical abuse). The Envoy for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC) who has written a new book focusing on the rights of minors — titled Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth — with Amnesty International and human rights lawyer Geraldine Van Bueren, also revealed in the interview that said her activism for children's rights has ...
We’ll Pressurise Security Agents To Track Killers – Keyamo Condemns Killing Of Sowore’s Brother
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We’ll Pressurise Security Agents To Track Killers – Keyamo Condemns Killing Of Sowore’s Brother

The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has commiserated with the family of human rights’ activist, Omoyele Sowore, over the death of Olajide Felix Sowore, his younger brother, in Edo State. Keyamo, in his condolence message, said it was sad that a young man would be cut down in his prime by criminal elements. He, however, said he and other compatriots would pressurise the law-enforcement agents to track down the killers and bring them to justice. His tribute reads, “I read with deep sadness the reports on the senseless killing of your younger brother, Mr Jide Sowore, a student of pharmacy at Igbinedion University, Okada, in Edo State, this morning. “It is quite sad and regrettable that such a young man would be cut down in his prime by criminal element...
Video of Annie Idibia’s elder brother, Uduak, Disowning her Resurfaces as Tuface’s brother, Charles Idibia, follows suit
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Video of Annie Idibia’s elder brother, Uduak, Disowning her Resurfaces as Tuface’s brother, Charles Idibia, follows suit

Tuface's brother, Charles Idibia, has shared a throwback video of Annie Idibia's elder brother disowning her to back his claims that even her family disowned her. Recall that while insulting Annie for calling out his brother Tuface Idibia and their family, Charles told Annie that her own family has disowned her. He has now shared an old video of Annie's brother, Uduak Macaulay, dissociating from Annie. Charles said he too will dissociate himself from Annie like her elder brother did. He then shared new posts to call Annie out. Watch the video below.
Nkechi Blessing questions why couples bring their “dirty linen” to social media for “people who do not give a hoot about them”
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Nkechi Blessing questions why couples bring their “dirty linen” to social media for “people who do not give a hoot about them”

Actress Nkechi Blessing Sunday has questionned why couples bring their "dirty linen" to social media for "people who do not give a hoot about them". According to Nkechi, she will never put out anything bad about her relationship on social media no matter how bad she's being pushed to. She shared her opinion on her Instagram page, hours after her colleague, Annie Idibia, called out her husband, 2face and his family on her Instastories. See Nkechi's post below
“Inno is dying slowly” Tuface Idibia’s brother, Charles, hits back at Annie Idibia then accuses her mother of being involved in “Juju”
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“Inno is dying slowly” Tuface Idibia’s brother, Charles, hits back at Annie Idibia then accuses her mother of being involved in “Juju”

Charles Idibia, one of the brothers of singer, Tuface Idibia, has hit back at his brother's wife, Annie Idibia, after she called out his family. Annie had gone on her Instagram Stories to slam Tuface, his family, and his children's mothers She called out Tuface for allegedly sleeping under the same roof with his children's mother, Pero Adeniyi, when they're on vacation. She added that Tuface's children's mothers use their children as "an excuse for all sorts of rubbish". She also said that Tuface's family never loved her. Responding, Tuface's brother, Charles Idibia, slammed Annie and accused her of ranting online because she didn't get her way today. He told her she must think his family members are fools because they are peaceful. He then added that Tuface is "dyin...
Annie Idibia slams husband, Tuface Idibia, his family, and his children’s mothers as she accuses him of sleeping under the same roof with Pero
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Annie Idibia slams husband, Tuface Idibia, his family, and his children’s mothers as she accuses him of sleeping under the same roof with Pero

Annie Idibia took to her Instagram Stories to slam husband, singer,  Tuface Idibia,  his family and his children's mothers. The actress wrote to Tuface in the now deleted post, "Your baby mamas constantly use your children as an excuse for all sort of rubbish." She added that she has been patient and she has made so many sacrifices for Tuface and his kids, but she's no fool. She went on to say that Tuface's family never liked her from the get go, no matter how hard she tried. She then called Tuface out for sleeping under the same roof with his children's mother, Pero Adeniyi, when he's visiting the kids they share. She also called out Tuface's brother, Hyacinth Idibia, for housing the singer, his kids and Pero under the same roof. She concluded by naming Tuface's mana...
Family announce funeral arrangements for Sir Victor Uwaifo
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Family announce funeral arrangements for Sir Victor Uwaifo

The family of veteran singer, late Sir Victor Uwaifo, has announced the burial arrangements for the late music legend. Uwaifo died at 80 in a private hospital after a brief illness on Saturday, August 28, 2021. According to the family, the funeral of the late singer will begin on September 23 till September 26, 2021. The service of songs will hold in his residence on September 23  while a special outing service will hold in honour of the late Joromi singer on September 24. The family say on September 25, guests and dignitaries will be hosted to a lavish ceremony at an undisclosed venue while a thanksgiving service will hold at Holy Cross Cathedral in Benin, Edo State on September 26.
BBNaija: Why I stopped attending church – Saskay
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BBNaija: Why I stopped attending church – Saskay

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Saskay, has revealed how a church frustrated her family shortly after her mother died. The development, she said, made her stop going to church for some time. Saskay said this on Wednesday while speaking to Angel during their ‘Kindness Task’ which had them asking each other personal questions about themselves. Giving her reasons, the housemate said the church her family attended made things difficult for them after her mother died.
Tokyo Paralympics: I can cater for my family, not hungry – Omolayo insists
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Tokyo Paralympics: I can cater for my family, not hungry – Omolayo insists

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics games Paralifting gold medalist, Bose Omolayo has said she can cater for her family. The athlete denied a statement credited to Queen Idris who had alleged that Omolayo cannot cater for her family. Our correspondent learnt that the immediate past president of the Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation (NPPF), Queen Idris has said in Tokyo that Omolayo could not cater for her children before coming for the games in Tokyo. But, Omolayo in her reaction said she was not hungry. She spoke to reporters in Tokyo in Japan. She noted that she has been working with Delta State sports council for the past ten years. Omolayo said, “I am not in any way hungry as said by Queen. How on earth will she have said that about me and my fam...
Plateau killings: Tears, grief as victims of Yelwa Zangam attack are laid to rest
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Plateau killings: Tears, grief as victims of Yelwa Zangam attack are laid to rest

The remains of sixteen out 34 people killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Yelwa Zangam community in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, were buried on Saturday, August 28, amidst tears and anguish.   The remains of other 18 victims who were burnt beyond recognition in the attack were buried shortly after the killing on Wednesday. 12 out of the burnt victims were members of the same family who were locked up in one room, killed and set ablaze.   Plateau killings: Tears, grief as victims of Yelwa Zangam attack are laid to rest   The procession with the bodies of the victims, commenced at about 7:30am on Saturday from the Jos University Teaching hospital (JUTH) to the burial ground at the Zangam community was peaceful and full of sober reflecti...
Gogglebox star, Andy Michael is dead
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Gogglebox star, Andy Michael is dead

Gogglebox star Andy Michael has died at the age of 61 after a short illness. Death of Andy who appeared on the show alongside his family from their home in Brighton from the very first episode of the hit series, was confirmed by Channel 4 and Studio Lambert. The statement read; "We are deeply saddened to share the passing of Gogglebox star Andy Michael at the age of 61 following a short illness. "Andy passed away last weekend with his family by his side. "Retired hotelier Andy, who brought much wit and insight to Gogglebox, was one of the show’s original cast members, appearing in the very first episode in 2013. "Beloved father to Katy, Alex, Pascal and Louis, and cherished husband of Carolyne, Andy was a much-loved and respected member of th...
400 level UNILORIN student commits suicide after two failed attempts
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400 level UNILORIN student commits suicide after two failed attempts

A 26-year-old student of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), has reportedly committed suicide. Elijah Jude Anuoluwapo is said to have consumed illicit drug substances. According to reports, the 400 Level student of English Language died on Thursday morning, August 26, at the hospital where he was rushed to by his colleagues for medical attention. This is said to be his third attempt at committing suicide. Unfortunately, he succeeded this time. Friends said his reason for attempting suicide multiple times was over alleged rejection by members of his immediate family after the death of his mother. "His father had abandoned his mother since she was carrying Jude’s pregnancy which later led to his mother’s death out of depression," a friend of the deceased told Tribune. ...
Photos from Rachel Oniga’s service of songs
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Photos from Rachel Oniga’s service of songs

A service of songs for veteran actress, Late Rachel Oniga, was held at the Service of Songs at the Catholic Church of Resurrection, Magodo, Lagos state today August 26. Oniga died on July 31 from heart-related issues. Her remains will be buried on August 27 at a cemetery yet to be disclosed by the family. See more photos from the service of songs below...
7 Family Members die after eating suya in Abia state
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7 Family Members die after eating suya in Abia state

Seven members of a family have died after eating suya with juice in Umueze Umuakanu Umuahia North LGA, Abia State. The suya was bought by the father, Mr. Jessey, ABN TV reports. His family members, including extended family members who were visiting, joined to eat the suya. They were said to have started throwing up after eating the suya. 7 of the family members died while the wife, Mrs Ogba Jessey, and the son survived. Mrs Ogba Jessey, who is still not aware that her family members have passed on, is currently receiving treatment at Federal Medical Centre Umuahia alongside her son. The dead family members have been deposited in the morgue.
Bandits abduct widow 24 hours after her husband’s death in Katsina
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Bandits abduct widow 24 hours after her husband’s death in Katsina

  Suspected bandits have abducted the widow of Alhaji Rabe Bello Kofa, the former head of Kofa village in Kusada Local Government Area of Katsina State who died on Tuesday, August 24. The armed bandits stormed the widow's residence and abducted her in the early hours of today Wednesday, August 25. A resident, who spoke anonymously to DailyTrust, said the bandits went straight to the house of the village head, who died on Tuesday and abducted some members of the bereaved family, including his widow.   “The village head of Kofa, who was an elder brother to a former Speaker of the Katsina State House of Assembly, died on Tuesday and was buried on the same day in accordance with Islamic rites. Unfortunately, some gunmen entered the ho...
Rolling Stones star, Charlie Watts Dies aged 80
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Rolling Stones star, Charlie Watts Dies aged 80

Charlie Watts, a drummer and member of legendary music group, Rolling Stones, has died, at the age of 80. The Rolling Stones drummer was surrounded by his family at the time of his death, his publicist revealed on Tuesday, August 24. In a statement, his publicist said: ‘It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts. ‘He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family. ‘Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and also as a member of The Rolling Stones one of the greatest drummers of his generation. ‘We kindly request that the privacy of his family, band members and close friends is respected at this difficult time.’ His cause of death has not yet been confirmed. Earlier this ...
Queen Elizabeth ‘Lawyering up’ amid Fears of ‘attacks’ on Royal Family in Prince Harry’s new book
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Queen Elizabeth ‘Lawyering up’ amid Fears of ‘attacks’ on Royal Family in Prince Harry’s new book

Queen Elizabeth II is reportedly consulting lawyers ahead of the publication of Prince Harry’s memoir next year. Harry and his wife, Meghan have been outspoken in their criticism of the Royal Family since moving to the US to start a new life with their young family. They told TV host Oprah, Winfrey that an unnamed royal, not the Queen or Prince Philip asked questions about son Archie’s skin colour before he was born. The couple have also alleged that Meghan’s mental health struggles were downplayed and ignored by the crown. Harry announced his tell-all book will be out next year, coinciding with the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations and reports now say royal aides are communicating with experts in libel and privacy cases amid fears the book by Harry could contain more d...
Are you women raving mad?” Actor, Sam Nnabuike berates women who allow their maids cook for the family without supervision
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Are you women raving mad?” Actor, Sam Nnabuike berates women who allow their maids cook for the family without supervision

Actor Sam Nnabuike, aka Sam Sunny, has called out women who allow their maids cook for the family without supervision. He told women to "cook the food that your husband and family would eat no matter the circumstances." He went on to narrate how his mother never allowed anyone make the food his father ate. He added that despite his mother running her business and coming home late sometimes, she never allowed anyone to cook and would personally cook for the family, no matter how late it was when she came back from work. He ended by blaming the lack of bond between couples on the fact that women nowadays are "doing the most". He also said it's the reason why maids poison meals.
Battling insecurity in one corner of the country doesn’t make Nigeria failed state – Lai Mohammed
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Battling insecurity in one corner of the country doesn’t make Nigeria failed state – Lai Mohammed

Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed has said that Nigeria cannot be called a failed state because it is battling insecurity “in one corner of the country”. The Minister said this during an interview on ‘Focus on Africa’, a programme on BBC. Mohammed who maintained that  the current administration has "pinned” Boko Haram to a “very small area”, added that Nigerians should appreciate their effort given that Taliban fighters took over power in Afghanistan in a few weeks. He said;   “In the north-east, we are facing the challenge of the Boko Haram, which is purely an ideologically driven terrorist group. What is happening in Afghanistan presently is a good pointer. It shows that a movement driven by ideology is very difficult to overcome. The US, having spent 20 ...
Sean Lock is dead, Chelsea react
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Sean Lock is dead, Chelsea react

English comedian and actor, Sean Lock, is dead. Lock, who died at the age of 58, had been suffering from cancer. The former 8 Out of 10 Cats star was a regular panelist on TV shows including Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You? and QI. Reacting, Chelsea, in a tweet via their Twitter handle on Wednesday, described Lock as a ‘much-loved comedian’. The UEFA Champions League winners also sent their condolences to Lock’s family and friends. “Everyone at Chelsea FC is saddened to learn of the passing of Sean Lock,” Chelsea’s tweet read. “Sean was a much-loved comedian, fan of the Blues and a regular at Stamford Bridge. We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.” One of Lock’s first professional TV appearances was in 1993, starring alon...
Cardi B shows off her growing baby bump while house-hunting with husband Offset
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Cardi B shows off her growing baby bump while house-hunting with husband Offset

Cardi B shows off her growing baby bump while house-hunting with husband Offset She’s due to give birth to her second child later this year. And Cardi B appeared to be searching for new luxury digs for her growing family as she went house-hunting with her husband, Offset, in New Jersey. The 28-year-old rapper rocked a vibrant, geometric shaped bodysuit which clung to her growing baby bump as she toured penthouses overlooking the Hudson River.    Cardi took maternity chic to an entirely new level wearing a tight jumpsuit with spaghetti straps and a plunging neckline. Bright shades of green, blue and grey were intertwined into a graphic print on the one-piece outfit which featured a low back for Cardi to show off her arsenal of tattoos. She stayed comfortable wearing nud...
Fully Vaccinated Flight Attendant Dies of COVID-19
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Fully Vaccinated Flight Attendant Dies of COVID-19

A Las Vegas flight attendant has died following a month-long battle with COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated. Maurice Reginald “Reggie” Shepperson, 36, a Southwest Airlines flight attendant died last week after having tested positive for the virus in early July, KDFW reported. “It shows how quick life can change,” Dawn Shepperson-Bernard, Reggie Shepperson’s mother, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “How you can build a life for yourself, and how quickly your life can just be taken away. Everything that you worked for, so hard, it can just basically be left in ruins, your family left in ruins.” Shepperson-Bernard confirmed to USA Today that her son had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “It hurt me so bad because it was just so quick. I didn’t have time to really ...
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#BBNaija: KayVee Has No Mental Problem – Family

The family of Kayvee, one of the BBNaija season 6 housemates has dispelled rumours that he has mental illness. Recall that Kayvee withdrew from the show after feeling unwell. But in a statement via his official Instagram page on Monday, the family of the housemate also debunked the claim that their son is suffering from depression. According to the family, they will never allow him to go into the competition if he had a mental health issue. The statement added that KayVee was full of life when he got into the house, adding that something triggered the emotional breakdown. The statement reads: “The KayVee we know isn’t what people are painting him to be. His friends and family will never allow him to go into the house if he had a mental health issue. KayVee is big on mental h...
Footballer, John Ogu’s ex-wife, Veronica Akaolisa, gets Engaged
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Footballer, John Ogu’s ex-wife, Veronica Akaolisa, gets Engaged

Footballer, John Ogu's ex-wife, Veronica Akaolisa, has gotten engaged. Veronica got engaged to her man, Ediri Egere, in London yesterday August 14 in the presence of her family and loved ones. Veronica and her ex, John, were married for two years before they went their separate ways. They share a beautiful daughter named Ivana, who is 5. Congrts to her! See more photos and video from her engagement below
Any woman or women’s organization that attempts to question the position of the man in the family should be regarded as being under a demonic influence – Pastor Faith Oyedepo
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Any woman or women’s organization that attempts to question the position of the man in the family should be regarded as being under a demonic influence – Pastor Faith Oyedepo

Few days after her husband said any woman who is a feminist shouldn't think of getting married , Mrs. Faith Oyedepo, wife of Bishop David Oyedepo, has said any woman or women's organization that attempts to question the position of man in a family should be seen as one under a demonic influence. According to Mrs. Oyedepo, women are expected to be in subjection to their husbands in everything. She shared this thought on her IG page. She wrote ''Any woman or women’s organization that attempts to question the position of the man in the family should be regarded as being under a demonic influence. God expects that just as the Church is subject to Christ in everything, even so, women should be in subjection to their husbands in everything.''
Sergio Ramos asks Messi to leave hotel after completing PSG move
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Sergio Ramos asks Messi to leave hotel after completing PSG move

Sergio Ramos has asked his new Paris Saint-Germain teammate, Lionel Messi and his family, to move in with him. Messi completed his move to the Ligue 1 side as a free agent from Barcelona. The 34-year-old and Ramos were bitter rivals for many years in LaLiga, as they were former captains of Real Madrid and Barcelona. However, according to El Pais, Ramos has already told Messi if he doesn’t want to stay in a hotel, he can bring his family to his home. Messi is currently staying in the hotel Le Royal Monceau, where all PSG’s big signings stay while they find permanent accommodation. The hotel on Avenue Hoch is just off the Champs Elysees and Ramos was there briefly when he signed. The Spanish defender has since moved to the same Neuilly-sur-Seine ...

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