Wednesday, October 27

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Tomorrow they will tell us no policeman pepper-sprayed directly into a man’s eyes – Don Jazzy and other Nigerian celebrities react to video of taxi driver being pepper-strayed by security operatives (video)
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Tomorrow they will tell us no policeman pepper-sprayed directly into a man’s eyes – Don Jazzy and other Nigerian celebrities react to video of taxi driver being pepper-strayed by security operatives (video)

Ace music producer, Don Jazzy and other Nigerian celebrities have reacted to a video of a taxi driver being pepper-strayed by security operatives at Lekki toll gate. The taxi driver was pepper-strayed by security operatives who attempted to force him into a Black Maria at Lekki Toll Gate following the ongoing #EndSARS protest memorial. While the security operatives did not state the man's crime, the taxi driver insisted on not entering the Black Maria as he’s not a thief. He was also heard saying that none of his “family members have entered such car” while being dragged by security operatives. Don Jazzy who shared the video on his Instagram page, noted that authorities might come out tomorrow to dispute evidence of a man being pepper-sprayed directly in the eye. The video als...
Clearer video of police officers harassing Arise TV crew and asking them to pull down a drone covering the #EndSARS protest memorial in real time
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Clearer video of police officers harassing Arise TV crew and asking them to pull down a drone covering the #EndSARS protest memorial in real time

A clearer video of police officers harassing Arise TV crew and asking them to pull down a drone covering the #EndSARS protest memorial in real time at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, has been obtained. A member of the Arise TV crew who was among those harassed has been identified as British-born journalist Adefemi Akinsanya. The new video showed the security operatives dragging the drone with journalists after asking them to pull it down. Watch the video below................
Reejay Remembers dad with “Diego Lopez”
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Reejay Remembers dad with “Diego Lopez”

“As Tipped by PR enthusiast @slashazhandle, Fast rising Afro-pop act Olanrewaju Oluwajuwon aka Reejay after successfully dropping two EPs teams up with fantastic producer baby boy to brith yet another catchy song “Diego Lopez” which he says is in memorial of his late dad. The artist who through last year had fantastic content and moments was spotted and tipped to be an artist set to blow. The feel-good mid-tempo body moving song premiered on Soundcity Fm and it would surely grow on you. Watch  “Diego Lopez” performance here https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Rcx9xoMCk6A and the song can be requested on all radio stations Follow @itz_reejayofficial on Instagram
Vanessa Bryant delivers rare tribute to Kobe at Hall of Fame induction
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Vanessa Bryant delivers rare tribute to Kobe at Hall of Fame induction

Vanessa Bryant represented her husband Kobe Bryant as he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday. At the event , in Springfield, Massachusetts, the 39 year-old mother of four, gave a rare tribute about Kobe’s career and how he was looking forward to the Hall of Fame ceremony before his tragic death. Bryant was killed in a tragic January 2020 helicopter crash alongside his daughter Gianna, 13, and seven others. The father-daughter pair is survived by Vanessa and their three other daughters: Natalia, 18, Bianka, 4, and Capri, 22 months. “Last February, I called Michael and asked if he would introduce Kobe tonight and he graciously accepted. Thank you for being here, Michael. Kobe admired you, this means so much to us,” Vanessa told Michael...
Murdered Boxer’s Brother Kills innocent man at Memorial over False Social Media rumor
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Murdered Boxer’s Brother Kills innocent man at Memorial over False Social Media rumor

A 20-year-old was shot dead at the memorial for a slain Olympic boxer. Boxer, Camran Kashawn Collier, 19, was found dead on April 22 in the driver's seat of a 2013 Honda Accord parked on Westlake Drive. The Marine and Junior Olympics competitor had been shot dead. At a balloon release ceremony held for the slain Olympian, his elder brother, Norman Christopher Collier IV, 22, carried out a revenge killing on an innocent man after he believed false social media rumors that the innocent man had a hand in his younger brother's killing. According to Texas police, during the memorial at Eagle Drive, Norman walked up to another participant, 20-year-old Kolby Marquise Graham, and shot him in the head. He initially survived the shooting, but died several days later at a hospital. De...
DMX’s Family Denies Reports that Beyonce and Jay-Z Purchased the Late Rapper’s Master Recordings for $10M
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DMX’s Family Denies Reports that Beyonce and Jay-Z Purchased the Late Rapper’s Master Recordings for $10M

The family of DMX have shut down rumors claiming Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z bought the late rapper's master recordings for $10million. The hip-hop icon, real name Earl Simmons, was hospitalized after he suffered a drug overdose that triggered a heart attack on April 2. He died on Friday, April 9, at the age of 50. After his death, rumours surfaced that Beyoncé and her Jay-Z had purchased the late rapper's master recordings for $10million. However, this has been dismissed by the family of DMX. In a statement shared by Complex, DMX's family said: 'There have been a few rumors following our loved one, Earl Simmons', passing that we'd like to clear up. No one has bought Earl's masters.' The family also warned members of the public not to get scammed by people trying to raise...
Vanessa Bryant Announces Gigi and Kobe Bryant’s Memorial Date and it’s Significant
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Vanessa Bryant Announces Gigi and Kobe Bryant’s Memorial Date and it’s Significant

Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram to announce Kobe and Gigi Bryant's memorial date. Vanessa shared a photo of the memorial IV. The "celebration of life" event will hold on 24th of February 2020 (2, 24, 2020), by 10am at the Staples Centre. Vanessa explained the significance of the date chosen. Gigi's jersey number was 2, Kobe's jersey number was 24, and Kobe had spent 20 years as a Laker before he died. "#2, #24 #20 years as a Laker," Vanessa wrote, adding purple and yellow love emojis - the Lakers colours.
Actress Uzo Osimkpa remembers her father, a year after his death
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Actress Uzo Osimkpa remembers her father, a year after his death

Nollywood actress Uzo Osimkpa, penned down an emotional tribute to her father on the first year of his memorial. Revealing that they've survived the shock that came with news of his death, the 'Do Good' actress stated it however still burns and hurts. Uzo also disclosed that they are trying their best in taking care of their mother even though sometimes she wants to get the opinion of her father, who according to her seems to know everything. She wrote; 27|08 And just like that it’s been a whole year since my daddy passed on. We have survived it every how and it does get easier to bear, but it still burns and hurts. Chief, we miss you so much! Mummy is fine, we’re taking good care of her, she still cries, (as do I), but she’s been so strong, it’s alarming. Your grand kids sti...
Karl Marx Tomb Vandalized in London
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Karl Marx Tomb Vandalized in London

The tomb of legendary philosopher, Karl Marx in London has been vandalised for the second time in less than two weeks. This time, vandals splashed the monument to the 19th-century political philosopher in Highgate Cemetery — which is listed among British structures with exceptional historical interest — with bright red paint. The words “doctrine of hate” and “architect of genocide” were found daubed in red paint across the Grade I-listed monument in the north London graveyard on Saturday. The latest attack comes less than two weeks after the marble plaque on the tomb was defaced by an apparent attempt to scrape and chip Marx’s name off the marble slab with a hammer. At the time the group who manage the cemetery said they feared the memorial would never be the same again. Ma...
Horror: Football Player Ends Up Dead After Jumping From 16 Storey Building
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Horror: Football Player Ends Up Dead After Jumping From 16 Storey Building

A football player has reportedly ended up dead after he jumped from the window of a 16-storey building. Marquis Brown According to USA Today, an American college football player has died after jumping from a 16th-story window Thursday night. Marquis Brown, a running back at Football Championship Subdivision school Duquesne, died at a Pittsburgh hospital after plunging from the window at an on-campus building around 10:30 p.m., according to a letter to the campus community from university president Ken Gormley. The Pittsburgh Police Department, which confirmed the details of Brown's death but did not identify him by name, is investigating the incident, according to a news release. Brown jumped from a window at Brottier Hall after campus police arrived on the floor t...
Forget My Makeup, It’s Been Days, Nights Of Tears For My Son – Eucharia Anunobi
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Forget My Makeup, It’s Been Days, Nights Of Tears For My Son – Eucharia Anunobi

Nollywood veteran actress Eucharia Anunobi, who lost her son in 2017 to Sickle Cell Anemia, has recounted the challenges she has faced so far. According to Eucharia Anunobi who recently organised a memorial service for her late son, Raymond Ekwu, who died last year and also marked the memorial with a thanksgiving service at the Rose of Sharon Centre, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Ikeja GRA, Lagos, she is yet to recover from the loss. In an interview with Saturday Beats, the actress said; “It is not possible to overcome the trauma of losing an only child; it is a scar that will always be there. I don’t even know if I have the strength. People only tell me that I have the strength but all I know is that I am very fragile and weak. Forget the powder and lipstick, it is just a c...
Edo FA Honour Shuaibu Amodu With Memorial Lecture
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Edo FA Honour Shuaibu Amodu With Memorial Lecture

The Edo State Football Association will hold a memorial lecture in honour of the late Super Eagles coach, Shuaibu Amodu, today. In a release, Edo State FA Chairman Frank Ilaboya said the lecture would be held to honour Amodu and also remember the life and times of one of the country’s finest coaches. The lecture entitled ‘Life and Times of Shuaibu Amodu,’ will be delivered by veteran coach, Alabi Aisien. According to Ilaboya, the event scheduled for the Media Centre of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, will feature coaches, former and current players, as well as sports and football administrators. “Beyond the lecture, the occasion will serve as a reminder to both Edo State and the Federal Government on the need to find a way to immortalise Nigeria’s past heroes,” Ilaboy...
Holliday Backs Out Of Trump Inauguration
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Holliday Backs Out Of Trump Inauguration

Broadway star Jennifer Holliday has backed out as a performer at next week's presidential inaugural, saying she did not realise that her participation would be interpreted as a statement of support for President-elect Donald Trump. Holliday, best known for her Tony-winning role in Broadway's "Dreamgirls," faced pressure from her gay, lesbian and black fans when it was announced she would sing at a Thursday concert at Washington's Lincoln Memorial. Holliday said in a statement Saturday that she apologised for her lapse of judgement, for being uneducated on the issues and causing heartbreak for her fans. Several prominent entertainers have declined to perform at Trump inaugural festivities although country star Toby Keith and actor Jon Voigt are in the line-up for Thursday's c...

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