Edo State Born Music Legend Sir Victor Uwaifo Is Dead

Information reaching our newsroom has it that Popular Benin musician and guitarist, Sir Victor Uwaifo passed on early Saturday 28 August 2021. He was 80 years old. Uwaifo, who released hits after hits in fast tempo highlife music is the first professional musician to be awarded with the National Merit Honours of Member of the Order of the Niger. He was also the first Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Nigeria in the Edo State Government, during the administration of former Governor Adams Oshiomhole. The late musician and lecturer…

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Finally, Chidinma Arraign In Court Over Alleged Murder Of Super TV Boss

The arraignment of 21-year-old Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect in the murder of Super TV Chief Executive Officer, Usifo Ataga, is set to begin at the Yaba Magistrate Court in Lagos State. Ojukwu, a 300-level Mass Communication student at the University of Lagos, is presently in court and would be arraigned with two other suspects in the case. Usifo was found dead with multiple stabs on June 16 at a short let apartment on Adebowale Oshin Street, Lekki Phase I where he had checked in with his lover, Ojukwu. Ojukwu…

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One Month One Trouble For Stateless Professor Who Renounced Nigerian Citizenship In S/Africa

By Zam Luka In February 2021, Edwin Ijeoma, consummate academic and research specialist at South Africa’s University of Fort Hare, became an internet sensation in Nigeria: he was facing charges for, among other things, allegedly obtaining South African citizenship by fraud, after renouncing Nigeria. South Africa therefore revoked his citizenship. In March, the PhD was suspended from his professorial job at the university over the scandal—he later resigned, becoming both jobless and stateless.  But his travails would only compound going forward. Ijeoma, 55, was arrested in April after being declared…

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Bill And Melinda Gates Have Ended Their 27 Years Old Union

Billionaire Bill and Melinda Gates have announced through Tweeter that they are divorcing but would keep working together at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the largest charitable foundations in the world. In identical tweets, the Microsoft co-founder and his wife said they had made the decision to end their marriage of 27 years. “We have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives,” they said in a statement. “We ask for space…

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Leave To Live: Adaeze, Another Beautiful Soul Lost To Domestic Violence!

By Chukwudi Iwuchukwu When Barrister Adaeze Destiny Ikpeama got married to Anthony Elvis Ikpeama in 2014, little did she know that the institution she looked forward to enjoying would cut her life journey short. Immediately the marriage was sealed, the man Adaeze got married to turned into a beast by turning the Madonna trained lawyer into a punching bag. Even when relatives from both sides intervened several times by pleading with Anthony to stop beating his wife, if not for anything, she is the mother of her kids and her…

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Court Rules On Voluntariness Of Residents’ Associations On Payment Of Dues, Levies

In Nigeria, especially in Lagos, developers of residential estates are known to make purchasers in the completed estate to become members of an ‘estate association’. The developers posit that the association put in place oversees in the estate the provision of shared services such as security, waste management, streetlights, among others. Developers coordinate such facility services issues on a group basis and collect dues/levies in form of an annual service charge from members of the Estate’s Residential Association. Residential communities have also adopted the same strategy by forming similar associations…

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Frequent Exercise Boosts Immune System Against COVID-19 – Ogunwale

Mr Foluso Ogunwale, the Chief Executive Officer of i-Fitness Centre Limited, has urged Nigerians to imbibe the culture of regular exercise to boost the body’s immune system. Ogunwale, at the unveiling of the centre’s branch in Magodo area of Lagos State said keeping the body fit was vital in fighting the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Exercise boosts the immune system. Furthermore, those who passed on from COVID-19 are largely those with underlying medical issues; meaning the stronger your immune system, the more likely it is to survive a COVID-19 infection.…

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Charly Boy, DJ Switch, Falz, Timi Dakolo, Others Slam Govt

Following the arrest of protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate on Sunday, many Nigerian celebrities on their Twitter accounts condemned the arrest of #OccupyLekkiTollGate protesters. Top among them is a popular musician and activist, Charles Oputa, otherwise known as Charly Boy, who said peaceful protest remained the right of citizens. He wrote, “I know these animals have turned Nigeria into a Jungle. But peaceful protest is still our human right. Animals can’t dash us human right. Say no to #lekkitollgate reopening.” Taking to her Twitter account, popular Nigerian disc jockey,…

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Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Garth Brooks Star At Biden’s Inauguration

Lady Gaga on stage at the inauguration Music superstars, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks were among the dignitaries that attended the just ended inauguration of the 46th President of the United States of America, Mr Joe Biden and his Vice, Mrs Kamala Harris at The Capitol. Brooks by the way is the biggest name in country music in America. Gaga and Lopez need no introduction. While Gaga delivered the American National anthem, Brooks, performed ‘Amazing Grace’ and Lopez performed the famous ‘This Land Is Your Land.’ Following Lady…

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Celebrating My Mum, Eve Branson

By Richard Branson I’m sorry to share that, sadly like a lot of people’s relatives and friends right now, my mum Eve has also passed away from COVID-19. She held on for one last victory, managing to fight off the virus, but had expended all of her energy in the process. One of my wonderful sisters, Vanessa, and nephew Louis were with her until the end, as were the wonderful nurses who she entertained with tales from her life and much laughter over glasses of whisky. Rather than mourn her…

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