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Akuapem Poloo Shares Messages Mercy Johnson and Mr Eazi sent to her While she was in Jail
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Akuapem Poloo Shares Messages Mercy Johnson and Mr Eazi sent to her While she was in Jail

Ghanaian actress, Akuapem Poloo,  who was sentenced to 90 days in jail before she was released on bail, has shared screenshots of messages she received from Nigerian celebrities after she was convicted. She shared the messages to thank those who stood by her during her moment of trial. Nigerian actress, Mercy Johnson, sent her a message, asking how she could help her. Singer, Mr Eazi also sent a message, telling her that he wants to get her a new lawyer to better handle her case. Akuapem thanked Mercy and Eazi for their support. See the messages below.
Prince Harry and Prince William have been ‘arguing for 18 months’, friend says
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Prince Harry and Prince William have been ‘arguing for 18 months’, friend says

Prince Harry and Prince William have been feuding for 18 months, a friend of theirs who is an ITV journalist has said. Tom Bradby, who was friends with Prince William and Prince Harry for 20 years before he was dropped by Prince William for "siding" with Prince Harry, claims the royal brothers have been arguing for the last 18 months. Recall that Tom Bradby is the host of an ITV documentary filmed in South Africa in 2019 who asked Meghan Markle if she was OK and she responded: "Not many people have asked if I'm okay." Tom Bradby with Meghan in South africa Royal sources claim the host of ITV News at 10 sided with the Sussexes in the increasingly bitter "war of the Windsors" and Prince William now feels like he can no longer trust him. It's believed the royals have in...
Rape: Actor Sir Koro Apologizes after Alleging that Baba Ijesha and Princess Dated
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Rape: Actor Sir Koro Apologizes after Alleging that Baba Ijesha and Princess Dated

Comedian  and actor, Abimbola Olasunbo popularly known as Sir Koro has apologized after saying that Comedienne Princess and embattled Yoruba actor, Olanrewaju James popularly known as Baba Ijesha were dating prior to his arrest for raping a minor who is Princess' foster daughter. The Nation reported that Sir Koro in a video he shared earlier on Instagram, alleged that Comedienne Princess and Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo deliberately set up Baba Ijesha. He said; “I do not support Baba Ijesha, let me clear that air, but I want every man to know that no man is a freeman, when the home is empty, everyone is a thief. “There is a secret behind all of these dramas, especially with Iyabo Ojo’s insistence on pursuing the case to the letter. “Do you know that Au...
”My Soul mate, My Support Structure”- OAP, Daddy Freeze’s wife Celebrates him as he turns 45
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”My Soul mate, My Support Structure”- OAP, Daddy Freeze’s wife Celebrates him as he turns 45

Award-winning OAP, Daddy Freeze, turns 45 today May 6. His wife Benedicta took to her Instagram handle to express her love for him. Describing him as her soul mate and support structure, she wrote ''Happy 45th birthday to My ‘Rebel with a cause’ @daddyfreeze My soul mate My support structure. I loved you with your full hair line and loving you even more, with your receding hair line. Lol! We have indeed come a long way. Our journey together, has been one of great love, resilience and sheer determination to keep choosing each other, over and over again. I am thankful to Yahweh for meeting you that faithful day. May the protecting arm of Almighty Yahweh rest upon you today and forever. Love you with all my heart. Benedicta.''
Missing Nigerian student, Olisa Odukwe found Dead in Bristol Harbour, UK
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Missing Nigerian student, Olisa Odukwe found Dead in Bristol Harbour, UK

Olisa Odukwe, a Nigerian student in the UK, who was declared missing since Saturday has been found dead. Police divers searching for the missing Bristol University student found his body in Bristol Harbour, near Narrow Quay, on Tuesday afternoon, May 4. The 20-year-old was last seen at his home in Redland at 7 am on Saturday, May 1, with his disappearance sparking an urgent police appeal. The heartbreaking news of his death was shared publicly online after friends and teammates from his University of Bristol Association Football club had searched nearby Leigh Woods. Avon and Somerset Police said: 'Yesterday afternoon, police divers located and recovered the body of a man in Bristol Harbour, near Narrow Quay. Police have informed the family of 20-year-old Mr. Odukwe, whos...
”One of the Toughest Decisions I Have Made was Leaving my Marriage”- BBNaija Star, Venita Akpofure
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”One of the Toughest Decisions I Have Made was Leaving my Marriage”- BBNaija Star, Venita Akpofure

Actress and model, Venita Akpofure, has said that walking out of her marriage was one of the toughest decisions she has ever had to take. The ex-BBNaija housemate was previously married to Terna Olusola Tarka and they have two daughters. In 2019, she confirmed rumors that their marriage had crashed and also dismissed reports that he was a violent man. In a fresh interview with Punch, Venita said walking out of their union has been one of her toughest decisions to take “One of the toughest decisions I have made was leaving my marriage. It became known to the public about seven months after I had moved out of my matrimonial home. I am grateful that I had a great support system that really helped me through that period. Being a single mother is not easy, especially if ones work ...
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  
The Baba Ijesha I know couldn’t have done what he is being accused of – Actress Bukky Black shows support for Baba Ijesha over molestation case against comedian Princess’ daughter; slams Iyabo Ojo
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The Baba Ijesha I know couldn’t have done what he is being accused of – Actress Bukky Black shows support for Baba Ijesha over molestation case against comedian Princess’ daughter; slams Iyabo Ojo

Actress Bukky Black has shown support for actor Baba Ijesha over his molestation case against comedian Princess' foster daughter. James Omiyinka alias Baba Ijesha is being held at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Panti pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), following allegations that the actor molested the14-year-old girl seven years ago and recently. While some of Ijesha's colleagues in the movie industry have been dragging him since the case started, Bukky Black believes Ijesha isn't guilty of the said crime. According to her 'the Baba Ijesha' she knows isn't capable of doing such as he has always been shy around women. The veteran Actress who spoke in Yoruba also placed a curse on people who kick others when they are down. She ...
Ghislaine Maxwell Pictured with Black Eye in First Photo From Prison
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Ghislaine Maxwell Pictured with Black Eye in First Photo From Prison

An image of imprisoned British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has emerged showing her with bruising under her left eye. The 59-year-old is currently detained in a New York jail as she awaits trial on allegations she helped deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein to groomed and traffic young girls for sexual abuse. This comes after a three-judge panel previously rejected several bail requests by Maxwell’s lawyers, who argued that she was being deprived of sleep while incarcerated due to wellness checks by corrections officers. The image was sent to a judge yesterday by her legal team, to support fresh complaints about her treatment behind bars. In a filing from Thursday afternoon, Maxwell’s attorney Bobbi Sternheim said the defendant noticed a black eye last night and was then c...
Anne Buydens Douglas, Widow of Late actor Kirk Douglas, Dies at 102
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Anne Buydens Douglas, Widow of Late actor Kirk Douglas, Dies at 102

Anne Douglas, the widow of Kirk Douglas and stepmother of Michael Douglas has died at the age of 102. Douglas died at her home on Thursday, April 30, in Beverly Hills, according to an obituary provided by spokeswoman Marcia Newberger. No cause of death was given. Her death comes more than a year after her husband Kirk, who was known for "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and other iconic films died on Feb. 5, 2020. He was 103. The couple, who both met in Paris while he was filming “Act of Love” and she was doing publicity, were married for more than 65 years after tying the knot in May 1954. Together, Douglas and Kirk had two sons: Peter, 65, and Eric, who died in 2004 at age 46. She was also stepmother to actor Michael Douglas, 76, and producer Joel Douglas, 74, Kirk's children ...
Tacha Warns Religious leaders to Stop using the Name of God to Influence Voter’s Decision Ahead of 2023 Election
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Tacha Warns Religious leaders to Stop using the Name of God to Influence Voter’s Decision Ahead of 2023 Election

Tacha has asked religious leaders to desist from using the name of God to influence voter's decisions. The BBNaija reality star took to her Instagram Stories to say that "Nigeria has been set back by 50 years" and it will take us several years to make progress. She warned religious leaders not to use their prophesies to make matters worse for the country during the next election. She pointed out that she respects religion and religious leaders but said it's troubling that when it's election period, religious leaders come out to claim that God spoke to them that a particular candidate should lead. "2023 election is coming up, support your candidate.  If God did not say anything to you, don't involved him," she told pastors. Watch her speak in the video below.
Dr.Dre Ordered to Pay $500,000 to Estranged Wife Nicole Young’s Divorce Lawyers
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Dr.Dre Ordered to Pay $500,000 to Estranged Wife Nicole Young’s Divorce Lawyers

Hip-hop mogul, Dr. Dre has been ordered to pay half a million dollars to his estranged wife Nicole Young's divorce lawyers. Nicole Young, 51, had asked Los Angeles Judge Michael Powell to force her wealthy, soon-to-be-ex husband to pay her $2 million per month in spousal support, plus $5 million for her attorney fees. During a hearing on Tuesday, April 27, the Superior Court Judge ordered Dre to pay her lawyers $500,000 within 10 days, while a decision on the spousal support issue has been delayed until another hearing on July 8. In a written ruling, the judge said: "Pending the next hearing dates on this matter, the Court grants only $500,000 in attorney's fees to petitioner's (Nicole's) counsel ... Fees are to be paid to petitioner's counsel, no later than May 7." The...
Arsenal Winger, Bukayo Saka Wins Young Player of the Year at 2021 London Football Awards 
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Arsenal Winger, Bukayo Saka Wins Young Player of the Year at 2021 London Football Awards 

Arsenal youngster, Bukayo Saka has been named Young Player of the Year at the 2021 London Football Awards. The English winger, 19, saw off strong competition from Mason Mount, Declan Rice, Emile Smith Rowe, and Reece James to win the award at a virtual ceremony on Tuesday night, April 27. Accepting his award, the four-cap Three Lions international said: "I'm really happy to win this award. "I want to say a big thank you to everyone for your support and of course another big thank you to everyone who voted for me. "I promise to keep giving my all on the pitch to make you happy and keep you entertained." Saka, who has become a talisman under coach Mikel Arteta is being tipped for a place in the England squad at Euro 2020 in the summer following a brilliant season for club ...
I am Ready to Help Arsenal – Wenger
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I am Ready to Help Arsenal – Wenger

  Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said he is willing to “help” the club “in any way”, amid speculation of a possible takeover. Gunners legends like Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira are reportedly teaming up with Swedish billionaire, Daniel Ek, to buy out the club and oust Stan Kroenke from his position. Majority shareholder Kroenke and his son, Josh, have faced outrage from fans for their involvement in the failed European Super League proposal. Thousands of supporters turned up at the Emirates before a 1-0 defeat to Everton last Friday, calling for their American owners to leave. Ek, who is the founder of Spotify and a lifelong Arsenal fan, is said to be worth £3.4billion. He has announced his interest in taking over the reins in the fal...
“Sleeping on My Bed at Long Last, Straight from jail” – Akuapem Poloo releases Video after she Regained Freedom
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“Sleeping on My Bed at Long Last, Straight from jail” – Akuapem Poloo releases Video after she Regained Freedom

Rosemond Brown,  aka Akuapem Poloo, has finally regained freedom and she released a video on Instagram. The Ghanaian actress was sentenced to 90 days in jail for posing nude with her 7-year-old son. However, on Wednesday, April 21, an Accra High Court granted her bail at GH¢80,000 with two sureties, pending an appeal by her lawyer Andy Vortia. She has now returned home and she thanked everyone for their support. Watch the video below.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United, City, others to bring Celtic, Rangers to English Premier League
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Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United, City, others to bring Celtic, Rangers to English Premier League

  The so-called ‘big six’ clubs in the Premier League want to bring Scottish Premier League sides, Celtic and Rangers into English football’s top-flight. The top six are demanding a massive overhaul of the EPL following the collapse of the European Super League. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham were forced into withdrawing their involvements from Super League following passionate opposition from fans, players and governing bodies. But in the statements of withdrawal from the controversial competition, the clubs stressed a need for changes and reforms to the sport. The Sun, UK, reports that the big six are making a next move to form new British league, which will see Celtic and Rangers join the English Premier League clubs...
‘I am Alive” – Singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka Reacts after a GoFundMe Page was Created for her ”Burial ”
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‘I am Alive” – Singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka Reacts after a GoFundMe Page was Created for her ”Burial ”

South African music star, Yvonne Chaka Chaka has reacted to an unknown social media user posting her obituary on the internet and starting a GoFundMe page for her “burial”. Yvonne Chaka Chaka who debunked news of her death, told her followers that a ''fool''  posted her obituary, implying she had died and asked people to contribute towards her burial costs. She also revealed that she has reported the incident to security agents. She tweeted; Some FOOL posted my Obituary and even asked people to contribute in a go fund me acc. For my burial. How mean can you be. So to the Devil I am alive and kicking I am going nowhere.thank you all for the love and support. Don’t fund Evil he asked for some go fund. We need to find this devil ...
Queen Elizabeth II thanks public after husband’s death as she turns 95
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Queen Elizabeth II thanks public after husband’s death as she turns 95

Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday thanked well-wishers for their messages of support after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, as she turned 95 and spent her first birthday without him in more than seven decades. "My family and I would like to thank you all for the support and kindness shown to us in recent days," she said in her first public comments since his death on 9 April aged 99. "We have been deeply touched, and continue to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life." The Queen - Britain's longest-reigning monarch - said the messages from Britain, the Commonwealth and around the world had been a "comfort" during a "period of great sadness". Her birthday falls during a two-week period of royal mourning for Phil...
Funke Akindele Becomes First Nollywood Actress To Hit 13 Million Instagram Followers
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Funke Akindele Becomes First Nollywood Actress To Hit 13 Million Instagram Followers

Nollywood actress Funke Akindele also known as Jenifa has hit 13 million followers on Instagram. She shared a post on Monday celebrating the achievement, while thanking her fans for their love and support. 13 what, 13milly���� My fans are the best o!!! 13m beautiful followers!!! Thank you for all the love and support!! #jenifans are the best!!! The 43-year-old hit her first one million followers in 2016. She plays the lead character in the show Jenifa’s Diary for which she was named Best Actress in a Comedy at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. Funke got married in May 2016 to rapper JJC Skillz. They had their wedding in London. Together, they have twin boys.
Bobrisky and Tonto Dikeh Unfollow Each Other on Instagram
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Bobrisky and Tonto Dikeh Unfollow Each Other on Instagram

Bobrisky and Tonto Dikeh are no longer following each other on Instagram. It is not clear when the former friends hit the unfollow button but it was noticed after Halima Abubakar released her chats from 2019, showing Bobrisky calling her out after someone told him she had blocked him. Halima later claimed it was Tonto Dikeh that told Bobrisky she had blocked him, causing the crossdresser to insult her while she was on her sick bed in 2019. Halima released the chats over the weekend and this led to Bobrisky calling her out for bringing up something from 2019 after he had apologized. Subsequently, it was noticed that Bobrisky and Tonto are no longer on each other's lists on Instagram. Bobrisky also dropped a cryptic post warning that "if you unfollow me, I go just support ...
Actor Ugezu J Ugezu Disagrees with Tonto Dikeh after the Actress Joined those Campaigning for Akuapem Poloo to be Freed
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Actor Ugezu J Ugezu Disagrees with Tonto Dikeh after the Actress Joined those Campaigning for Akuapem Poloo to be Freed

Tonto Dikeh took to Instagram to lend her voice in calling for Ghanaian actress Akuapem Poloo to be freed after she was sentenced to 3 months in jail. Akuapem was sentenced last week for posing naked in front of her 7-year-old son to wish him a happy birthday. After her sentencing, a number of people began campaigning for her to be freed and they created  a hashtag.  Tens of thousands have signed a petition, calling for her sentence to be reduced. Nigerian actress,  Tonto Dikeh weighed in, asking the Ghanaian authorities to temper justice with mercy because Akuapem's son needs his mother. She acknowledged that Akuapem did wrong but said she should be given a lighter sentence. Well, Nollywood actor, Ugezu J Ugezu didn't agree with Tonto and he said so in the comment. ...
Arewa Consultative Council Issues Statements In Support Of Isa Pantami
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Arewa Consultative Council Issues Statements In Support Of Isa Pantami

Dear @DrIsaPantami, Irrespective of what the media judges will say or do, we shall continue to stand with what's good for Nigeria. The persecution and blackmail of Pantami is becoming more of Hate & hidden agenda. We are confident in his sincere commitment to promoting Nigeria. His renouncement should clear his human errors and non of these pressures will influence him to leave. We cannot keep quite or watch. All men are bound to flop at tender ages, especially with complex and dynamic situations that are unavoidably influenced by exuberance. NEC-AYCC
“I’m Living Proof you can Play Professional Football and be Gay” – Andy Brennan
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“I’m Living Proof you can Play Professional Football and be Gay” – Andy Brennan

On May 14, 2019, in an Instagram post to his followers, Andy Brennan, who plays for Hume City in Australia and previously played for Newcastle Jets, made history when he became the first male Australian footballer to publicly come out as gay. Now he says ever since he made the decision, he hasn't regretted it and is a living proof of a professional gay footballer. Being gay is something rarely spoken about in professional football. The 'ideal' footballer or soccer player is heterosexual which is why Brennan shocked the entire football world when he came out as gay. In 2020, an unnamed Premier League footballer, who has known since aged 14 that he gay, is said he is "too scared" to publicly come out because he feels that football has not "moved on" compared to the rest o...
“Her Way of Life, Dressing is not in Line with Islam” – Man Says People who Support Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau are ‘Anti-north and Islam’
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“Her Way of Life, Dressing is not in Line with Islam” – Man Says People who Support Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau are ‘Anti-north and Islam’

A Nigerian man, Abubakar Suleiman Idris has said that people who support Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau, are anti-Islam and North. Idris stated this on Sunday, April 18, after George Onmonya Daniel commended the actress for donating food items to the less privileged. According to Abubakar, George and other people who support the actress and commended her charitable donation are anti-north or Islam because the actress' way of life is not in line with her region and religion. "George, we know you will support or write good about her because of her way of life is not in line with northern or Isalm. You are anti north or Islam." he wrote. When Mr Onmonya asked what he meant by the actress' way of life, he mentioned her mode of dressing in particular...
UK Labour Party Leader, Keir Stammer Kicked Out Of Pub Due To Support For COVID-19 Lockdown
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UK Labour Party Leader, Keir Stammer Kicked Out Of Pub Due To Support For COVID-19 Lockdown

The owner of a British public house, Rod Humphris, has ordered the leader of the British Labour Party, Sir Keir Stammer, to leave his pub because the politician supported the Covid-19 lockdown. Many restaurants, bars and pubs in the UK have lost a lot of money due to the lockdown and the angry owner blamed politicians, including Sir Keir, for the financial crisis that their owners have faced. The video begins with Sir Keir's bodyguard trying to restrain the owner while he shouted, "That man is not allowed in my pub!" Mr Humphris also accused the bodyguard of assaulting him. He shouted that Sir Stammer should, "Get out of my pub". The Labour leader was on a campaign walkabout in the area when the incident happened. RED-FACED Sir Keir Starmer was today booted out of a Bath pub by ...
Queen Elizabeth won’t release a portrait when she marks her 95th birthday this week without Prince Philip by her side for the first time in seven decades
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Queen Elizabeth won’t release a portrait when she marks her 95th birthday this week without Prince Philip by her side for the first time in seven decades

The Queen of England will be without her husband Prince Philip for the first time in seven decades when she celebrates her 95th birthday this week. The widowed monarch will turn 95 on Wednesday, and to mark her birthday a new portrait of her which was to be released won't be out again as she continues to grieve for her husband of 73 years. A source told The Mirror: ‘The Queen will not be alone. ‘She will have others who care about her deeply and want to be there to support her in her most pressing hour.  ‘In typical fashion, the Queen has insisted she is coping and despite the suggestion she had prepared herself for this day to come, everyone is well aware there is nothing like the experience when it comes.’ It comes after the Queen was...
Super League: It’ll be damaging – Prime Minister, Boris Johnson warns Man United, City, Chelsea, Liverpool, others
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Super League: It’ll be damaging – Prime Minister, Boris Johnson warns Man United, City, Chelsea, Liverpool, others

  UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has reacted angrily to the new European Super League. He also vowed that the UK government will support any action taken to prevent what he described as the “damaging” proposals. Premier League, big boys Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham are part of the new League, along with six other European heavyweights such as Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona from the LaLiga and Inter Milan, Juventus and AC Milan from Italy. They announced their breakaway last night despite threats from UEFA, Premier League, LaLiga, and Serie A to ban them, among other punishments. The Prime Minister urged the Premier League renegade clubs to rethink their plans. “Plans for a European Super League would ...
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez confirm breakup after four years together
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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez confirm breakup after four years together

Singer, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have confirmed that they have split, bringing their engagement to an end. In a joint statement, the couple who got engaged in 2019 announced they are better off as friends. The statement, shared with today, read: "We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so. "We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects. We wish the best for each other and one another’s children. "Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support." This comes weeks after the 51-year-old singer and the 45-year-old former Yankees baseball player denied report of calling off their engagement and going seperate way...
15-year-old South African girl allegedly commits suicide after being bullied at school
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15-year-old South African girl allegedly commits suicide after being bullied at school

A 15-year-old South African schoolgirl has reportedly committed suicide after she was bullied by fellow pupil at school. Lufuno Mavhungu Tshirenzheni from the Thulamela Municipality, Limpopo, allegedly committed suicide by overdosing on pills on Monday, April 12, Limpopo provincial police said. In the video which went viral on social media on Tuesday April 13, the grade 10 pupil from Mbilwi Secondary School in the Vhembe East education district is seen being confronted by two other girls. One of them signals the other to move while she got closer to the victim to slap her countless times. The victim grabs the pupil who was assaulting her in an attempt to block the blows. Other pupils can be heard in the background cheering the alleged perpetrator, who is also in grade 1...
Thousands Of Adamawa Youths Declare Support For Yahaya Bello 2023
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Thousands Of Adamawa Youths Declare Support For Yahaya Bello 2023

No fewer than five thousand youths gathered in Yola, the state capital of Adamawa to declare their love for and support for the 2023 youthful presidency agenda. The people of Adamawa State declared that Governor Yahaya Bello is a young Nigerian who have become a national bridge builder and an example to all politicians in the country, saying that his qualities on unifying Nigeria through tribal and religious tolerance is what the country needs come 2023. The people declared this when the Bello Ambassadors Network, a non governmental organization launched it's state chapter in Adamawa to pressure the Kogi State Governor to join the 2023 presidential race. The National Coordinator of the Organisation, Anthony Edogbo and the former lawmaker in the Adamawa State House of Assembly,...
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson backs poll showing support for presidential run, says ‘It’d be my honor’
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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson backs poll showing support for presidential run, says ‘It’d be my honor’

Could “the most electrifying man in sports entertainment” be the next man in the White House? What we do know is that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has hinted in the past that he’d look at the idea of being president of the United States. And after a recent poll showed many U.S. adults would support a ticket with the actor and former professional wrestler, he reiterated such interest. Johnson posted the results on Instagram, saying “if it ever happens it’d be my honor to serve you, the people.” “I don’t think our Founding Fathers EVER envisioned a six-four, bald, tattooed, half-Black, half-Samoan, tequila drinking, pick up truck driving, fanny pack wearing guy joining their club – but if it ever happens it’d be my honor to serve you, the people,” the caption reads in its entirety....
Two Soldiers Killed as Boko Haram Attack UN hub in Borno
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Two Soldiers Killed as Boko Haram Attack UN hub in Borno

An attack launched by Boko Haram terrorists loyal to Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Damasak community of Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State has left 5 people dead. Three women, a man and two soldiers lost their lives in the Saturday night, April 10 attack. Locals said the assailants destroyed the United Nations Hub housing all the workers of the international organisation. Daily Trust reported that the hub was established in Damasak, located 188 from Maiduguri in the northern part of Borno to fast track support for victims of Boko Haram excesses. The town had survived several attacks in the last 11 years. Insurgents stormed Damasak in the evening and engaged the troops from multiple locations, which led to the burning down of the UN hub and others infra...
I Didn’t Become a Polygamist Intentionally, it’s God’s Design Which I do not Have a Right Over – Jide Kosoko
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I Didn’t Become a Polygamist Intentionally, it’s God’s Design Which I do not Have a Right Over – Jide Kosoko

Veteran actor, Jide Kosoko has said that he did not become a polygamist intentionally. The actor who has so far married four wives, said in an interview with Vanguard that he became a polygamist by God’s design which he does not have a right over. Jide Kosoko said; “I never envisaged being a polygamist though I am a product of one. My parents didn’t support it either. My first wife was a business woman. I craved for somebody who was in the same field with me. "In those days, the best advice you can get is from your better half and that was how the second woman came to be. Along the line, I lost the two to child births within 11 months interval. I had seven children at that time, so I didn’t plan remarrying or having more children again. "But after much persuasion from my d...
Meghan Markle will reportedly fight back with ‘aggressive legal team’ against Piers Morgan
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Meghan Markle will reportedly fight back with ‘aggressive legal team’ against Piers Morgan

Meghan Markle "will fight back" against Piers Morgan’s slurs, a royal biographer has claimed. Angela Levin says the Duchess of Sussex will hit back after Piers Morgan granted and hour-long Fox News interview with Tucker Carlson. During the interview, Piers Morgan claimed Meghan and Harry lied or exaggerated 17 times during their interview with  Oprah Winfrey. Piers demanded Meghan reveal who specifically rejected her pleas for help when she was suicidal. He also accused Harry and Meghan of "complete hypocrisy" with the interview and insisted he has the "universal support" of the British public. Piers departed his role as host of Good Morning Britain after Meghan Markle's representatives reportedly filed a complaint to his bosses at ITV to complain following Piers' remark...
Organizers End Edo 2020 Sports Festival Over Lack of Funds, Support from govt
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Organizers End Edo 2020 Sports Festival Over Lack of Funds, Support from govt

  The Local Organising Committee for Edo 2020 sports fiesta has announced that the national sports festival billed to end on the 14th of this month will now end on Thursday, 8 April due to lack of support from the federal government. According to the Project Manager, Media & Communications, Edo 2020, Ebomhiana Musa in a statement to DAILY POST, the LOC regrets to announce that it will end the games abruptly tomorrow, Thursday, April 8, 2021 for lack of funds. “Rising from an emergency meeting on Wednesday evening, the LOC says it has to take this hard decision due to lack of funds having expended its reserves to kick-start the games. “Regrettably, the FG is yet to redeem its pledge to support us as the host state financially for the cost of postponements. So, we ar...
Usain Bolt Chooses Better Player Between Ronaldo, Messi
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Usain Bolt Chooses Better Player Between Ronaldo, Messi

  Former sprint king, Usain Bolt, has said he prefers Cristiano Ronaldo to Lionel Messi. Bolt stated this in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport. Ronaldo’s rivalry with Messi became intense during his time at Real Madrid, when he came up against the Barcelona captain. Between both superstars, they have won the Ballon d’Or 11 times. “It is hard to choose for me because I support Argentina. But I’m also a big Cristiano Ronaldo fan. “I have admired Ronaldo since he played at Manchester United, as I support the Red Devils. I think he has something more than Messi. He has proved himself in so many leagues. “However, there are many interesting young players out there. Mbappé, for example. I am looking forward to knowing what the future has in store for these y...
Fathers in Utah, US, now legally required to pay half of pregnancy costs
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Fathers in Utah, US, now legally required to pay half of pregnancy costs

A new bill passed in Utah, U.S. will require biological fathers in the state to pay for half of the out-of-pocket costs of pregnancy. The bill, sponsored by Republican state Representative Brady Brammer was signed by Governor Spencer Cox after receiving widespread support from lawmakers in the state. The bill now requires fathers to pay 50% of a mother's insurance premiums while she is pregnant and pregnancy-related medical costs, including the hospital birth of the child. According to the legislation, if paternity is disputed, the father of the child owes no money until paternity is established. The bill also states that if a mother receives an abortion without the biological father's consent, the biological father owes no money, unless the abortion is necessary to avert t...
“These Days I Live a Miserable Life to the Extent I want to Commit Suicide” – Kannywood actress, Ummi Zee-Zee Shares Disturbing Instagram post
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“These Days I Live a Miserable Life to the Extent I want to Commit Suicide” – Kannywood actress, Ummi Zee-Zee Shares Disturbing Instagram post

Kannywood actress, Ummi Zee-Zee has got her friends and fans worried after she shared a disturbing post about being suicidal. Zee-Zee, who took to Instagram on Saturday, April 3, said she is living a miserable life and wants to take her own life. "This days I live a miserable life to the extent that I want to commit suicide. Please don’t ask me why. All I need from you are prayers.” She wrote Since she made the Instagram post, her relatives and fans have flooded her Instagram page to share words of encouragement, prayers and support.  
Nigerian Lady Reveals What her Husband did after She Gave him Almost all her Salary
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Nigerian Lady Reveals What her Husband did after She Gave him Almost all her Salary

A Nigerian lady has shared her husband's reaction after she gave him almost all her salary. In a Twitter thread, the lady with the handle, @jagzangel, said she offered to reduce the financial burden on her husband after she received her salary and she could see how relieved he was when she took up some of the bills. According to her, she is a helper to her hubby and not a responsibility. She said in appreciation, her husband went to the market without telling her, stocked up their home, and thereafter, cooked and served her . Read her tweets below ''My salary came yesterday and immediately I received alert, I rushed to my husband and asked him how much he needs me to contribute after informing him that my salary has been paid. Oga thought I was joking and mentioned a figure t...
Police officer accused of raping and physically assaulting two female colleagues
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Police officer accused of raping and physically assaulting two female colleagues

The UK's Metropolitan Police is investigating allegations a serving male officer raped two female colleagues. Three years after the allegations were made, a BBC investigation with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism found that the officer was not charged or suspended, but will face a misconduct hearing. Both women were reportedly involved in ‘abusive’ relationships with the unnamed officer, before being introduced to each other by a mutual friend. The BBC investigation says both women made separate allegations of physical and sexual assault in 2017, which were denied. An investigation by Essex Police and the Crown Prosecution Service was then reportedly dropped in 2019 because of a lack of evidence. One of the women, whose name was changed to ‘Holly’, by the BBC to pr...
US President Joe Biden Issues Proclamation Acknowledging March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility
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US President Joe Biden Issues Proclamation Acknowledging March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday issued the first presidential proclamation recognizing March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility. The day is now dedicated to celebrating transgender people and bringing awareness to the discrimination and violence they face every day. In his proclamation today, Biden said Trans Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of activism by transgender and nonbinary people. “Their trailblazing work has given countless transgender individuals the bravery to live openly and authentically,” Biden wrote. “This hard-fought progress is also shaping an increasingly accepting world in which peers at school, teammates and coaches on the playing field, colleagues at work, and allies in every corner of society are standing in support and solidarity with...
Akwa Ibom Groups Support Tinubu’s 2023 Presidency
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Akwa Ibom Groups Support Tinubu’s 2023 Presidency

Stakeholders across political divides are beginning to mobilize support for the candidacy of Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, a national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. A new support group christened, Akwa Ibom Stakeholders for Tinubu was put together at the weekend to garner grassroots for him to emerge as the next president. At the inauguration, former Minister of State for Works, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, stated succinctly that the nation was presently at a crossroads and that it needed a person like Tinubu, to give it the desired direction so as to engender growth and stability. Adeyeye who chairs South West Agenda for Tinubu extolled his Sterling qualities, describing him as the “man the Almighty God has ordained to rescue Nigeria at this...
Grammy Awards: Gov Wike Gifts Burna Boy Land, Money to Build
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Grammy Awards: Gov Wike Gifts Burna Boy Land, Money to Build

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Saturday announced that he will be giving a plot of land and cash to Burna Boy as an appreciation for winning the Grammy Awards. DAILY POST had reported that the state organized a homecoming ceremony for Burna Boy after his album ‘ Twice as Tall’ won Best Global Music Album category. The Governor while welcoming Burna Boy and his parents on a courtesy visit at the Government House, Port Harcourt described the Grammy award-winning Afrobeat singer, as the pride of the state. The governor also encouraged Burna Boy to continue making the state proud even as he promised to do anything to promote him. Speaking during the end of the event, the Governor also promised to give artistes who performed at Burna’s Homecoming Concert in Rivers State...
‘Without the support of Buhari, we wouldn’t have raised our heads up as governors’ – Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar
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‘Without the support of Buhari, we wouldn’t have raised our heads up as governors’ – Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar

Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa state has described President Buhari as the best thing to happen to Nigeria. Abubakar said this while featuring on a Channels Television program. Listing some of the achievements of President Buhari, the Jigawa state Governor averred they won't be able to lift their heads up as Governors without the support of the President. When asked if he agrees with his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterparts who said Buhari is the best thing to happen to Nigeria, he said; “I agree with the given circumstances we have now. I believe 100 percent. I know what I inherited. I know the trouble I got through. I know at one time, I even wanted to leave. Really, without the support of Buhari, we wouldn’t have raised our heads up as governors. “If y...
British Racing Giant, McLaren, Signs 13-year-old Nigerian-American Ugo Ugochukwu
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British Racing Giant, McLaren, Signs 13-year-old Nigerian-American Ugo Ugochukwu

British motor racing giants, McLaren Racing, has signed Nigerian-American Kart racing young prodigy, Ugo Ugochukwu, on a long-term agreement to support him through racing's junior categories. The Formula 1 team said in a statement that the agreement gives them an option to sign Ugochukwu to a race deal in the future. McLaren Racing chief executive officer Zak Brown said: "We've been watching Ugo's progress with interest. "So when the opportunity to sign an agreement with him became available, we had no hesitation moving on it." McLaren describes the move as a multi-year contract with Ugochuku and could tie him to a further multi-year racing deal. Ugochukwu, whose mother is Nigerian and father American, won the 2020 FIA OK-Junior European championship and has graduate...
2023: I Won’t Support Jonathan If He Runs In APC – Wike
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2023: I Won’t Support Jonathan If He Runs In APC – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said he will not support former President Goodluck Jonathan even if he gets the Presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest the 2023 election. Speaking to BBC Pidgin at the weekend in Port Harcourt, the governor also said God used him to make the Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, a governor of Rivers. Wike said even Jonathan knew that he (Wike) would work against him if he joined the APC and clinched the party's ticket to run for the Presidency in 2023. He said: "I am a PDP member, if former President Goodluck Jonathan picks a ticket to run in my party, I will support him. I can't do anti-party. But if he picks a ticket to run in APC, I won't support him because I can't do anti-party. "He knows I won't supp...
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If Zoning Presidency To North Will Make PDP Win In 2023, I Support It – Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says if zoning the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential ticket to the North will cause the party to win the 2023 general election, he will support the decision. The governor has meanwhile ruled out the possibility of him supporting any All Progressives Congress presidential candidate even if the person is of Rivers State or Southern Nigerian extraction. Governor Wike shared this view during an interview with BBC Pigin at the Government House, Port Harcourt. The Rivers state governor explained that the reason why the PDP has not taken a final decision on whether its presidential candidate for the 2023 general election should be from the North or South of the country is because stakeholders are still strategizing the best opti...
I Banned my Kids From Wearing Ronaldo’s Juventus No.7 Shirt – Everton star, Allan
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I Banned my Kids From Wearing Ronaldo’s Juventus No.7 Shirt – Everton star, Allan

  The former Napoli midfielder Allan Marques Loureiro has said Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus No.7 shirt is forbidden in his house. According to him, while his children are allowed to wear Ronaldo’s Real Madrid No. 7 shirts when they support the Portuguese star, the Juventus colour is prohibited. Allan said his two children, Miguel and Manuela, idolise Ronaldo, but he will not let them wear the superstar’s Juventus kit. The Brazil International recently shaved his hair as a show of solidarity for nine-year-old Miguel, who suffers from alopecia. “They are big fans of Cristiano Ronaldo so he has always had a Ronaldo shirt, however, he is not allowed to have a Ronaldo Juventus shirt because they are massive rivals of Napoli, so there are a lot of Real Madrid No. 7 shirts...
National Sports Festival: Obaseki, Dare, insist athletes in Edo must be vaccinated
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National Sports Festival: Obaseki, Dare, insist athletes in Edo must be vaccinated

The festival had suffered several setbacks from March 2020 because of COVID-19 and is now scheduled to hold from April 2 to 14, 2021. Receiving the Sports Minister at the Government House, Benin City on Friday, Obaseki hailed the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to support the state in hosting the National Sports Festival. The governor also led the minister on a tour of facilities for the Sports Festival, adding that “It is clear that the facilities at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium are world-class.” According to Obaseki the state is ready to host the sports tournament, the postponement is very challenging for the state following the preparation and resources committed to hosting the games. “Hosting the games is the right thing to do despite the challenges from CO...
Our Country is on life support but the managers of our affairs are worsening the situation by their financial rascality – Peter Obi
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Our Country is on life support but the managers of our affairs are worsening the situation by their financial rascality – Peter Obi

Former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi, has described the recent approval by the Federal Executive Council FEC to spend $1.5 billion to carry out repairs on the Port Harcourt refinery as a huge waste. According to the former governor, Nigeria is currently on life support but those managing the country's affairs are ''worsening it by their financial rascality.'' ''The news of the planned expenditure of a whopping $1.5 billion for Port Harcourt refinery repairs is worrisome to well-meaning Nigerians. In light of our precarious economic situation, it is a huge waste. Our country on life support, but sadly the managers of our affairs are worsening the situation by their financial rascality. -PO

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