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Actress, Halima Abubakar reveals why she show someone else baby’s photo days after giving birth to her baby.


Nollywood Actress, Halima Abubakar has finally revealed why she opted to use another Woman’s baby photo to announce the arrival of her own baby.

Halima explained that his birth was premature and she really could not show her fans a ‘fragile child’, hence her reason of using another photo.

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Actress Halima Abubakar welcome ‘Baby Boy’


Sharing the photo of her baby’s hands, she wrote ;

He will be discharged tomorrow from icu. I didn’t post cos he was premature.God saved him.I just had to post this. For the people who didn’t see me, I have no close friends.

I can’t show you a fragile child, I risked this just to post. @ruggedybaba update paddy mi.i Had to do this.Thank you. Besafe and stay safe.THE WORLD JUDGE WITHOUT KNOWING.I JUST HAD TO POST THIS AND HAVE A GOOD DAY✊🏼mummy m❤️


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Nigerians blast Burna Boy after saying Nigerians deserve calamity. [See Reactions]


Nigerians took to their social pages to slam African Giant – Burna Boy for saying they deserve any bad thing that happens to them as they do not hold their leaders accountable enough.

The Odogwu singer added that Nigerians should use the same energy they used in reporting Funke Akindele for holding a house party, to hold politicians accountable for their actions.


According to the popular opinions making the round on Twitter, Burna Boy is wrong for saying Nigerians, who drag their politicians every chance they get, don’t do that enough. According to Nigerians on Twitter, Burna Boy does not use his platform as much as he should for positive activism as they believe he should. His attitude of superiority, according to many stirred from being compared to the legendary Fela, who without the help of social media, criticized the government and public figures during his time.


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Bruce Willis quarantines with Demi Moore, leaves wife and kids.


We all know Bruce Willis and Demi Moore stayed friends after their 12-year marriage ended, but this still seems like a bit much:

Willis is apparently quarantining with Moore and their three adult daughters, plus at least some of the partners of those daughters, per Page Six.


The huge crew has been posting pictures of themselves engaging in wacky self-isolation hijinks like wearing matching green striped pajamas, and N.Rs learnt that Tallulah Willis responded to one comment pointing out that the family didn’t appear to be socially distancing with: “Hi! We made the choice to quarantine together and have been together for 27 days taking every precaution. Please stay inside and wash your hands!”

Willis is now, of course, married to Emma Heming, and they have two daughters together, ages 8 and 5.


Heming has been commenting on many of the posts, including one comment the Mirror calls “cryptic” in which she wrote, “Family bonding at its finest, miss you guys,” inspiring many other commenters to presume she’s internally fuming over the situation.

But other comments, including one on a video of Willis shaving his daughter’s head, seem heartfelt: “This is actually melting my heart,” she wrote on that one, and on one of the matching PJ pics, she wrote, per People,

“Not many can pull that color off! Looking good squad.” If you have questions about why Willis is with his ex-wife and adult daughters rather than his current wife and young daughters, you’re not alone; the Guardian has a whole tongue-in-cheek “explainer” of the situation


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COVID-19 Lockdown: Lagos govt retire case against Naira Marley, Gbadamosi.


The Lagos State Government has withdrawn the charges it filed against musician, Naira Marley, and a politician, Babatunde Gbadamosi for violating lockdown.

Naira Marley, Gbadamosi and his wife were charged before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Ogba for attending a crowded birthday party in violation of the government’s social distancing directive to check the spread of coronavirus.


They were scheduled for arraignment on Wednesday but the government, according to one of the defence counsel, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), withdrew the four counts filed against the three defendants.

Policemen had earlier barred journalists from the court premises.

At the end of the proceedings, Adegboruwa briefed journalists on what transpired in the courtroom.

He said the state withdrew the charges on the condition that the defendants would tender an apology to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu


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Songstress, Lady Gaga apologise to Jimmy Fallon over awkward interview.


Lady Gaga is having an interview do-over with Jimmy Fallon after an awkward appearance on a previous episode.

On Wednesday, Fallon called the songstress to hear about a coronavirus-related project she was working on, but Gaga wasn’t quite ready for the reveal.


“I can’t talk right now, I’m really sorry,” she said over a FaceTime call. “Can we just move our time? … I promise I’ll do it Monday.”

Jimmy Fallon: Late-Night Host, Comedian And Baby Book Author …


Fallon agreed between laughs. “Oh my goodness, you are the busiest person,” he said.

As promised, Gaga appeared on the show again Monday and had an apology for the late-night host about the ordeal.

“I’m so sorry,” Gaga said. “We weren’t quite ready yet, and I really appreciate you being so nice about it, and thank you. I love you, I love your viewers, and everyone at home watching. I just wish everybody well.”


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I am tired of Gabon – Singer, Reekado Banks plead Nigerian govt to reopen borders.


Reekado banks has pleaded with the federal government of Nigeria to reopen its border, as he is tired of Gabon.

In a bid to check increasing cases of coronavirus in Nigeria, the Federal Government had closed all land borders in the country.


The government said the border will be closed for four weeks, from the 23rd of March, 2020.

Taking to Instagram moments back, Reekado Banks revealed that he is stuck in Gabon due to the border closure, as he urged the FG to reopen the border, so he could return home

He wrote; “Smiling like everything is okay but deep down , Gabon ti su mi. E ba mi shi border ejo 🙏🏾😪.”


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All of you are mad – Peter Okoye blast Funke Akindele, JJC, others over disobeying STAY-AT-HOME measure.


Following Funke Akindele and her husband’s prosecution, Nigerian singer, Paul Okoye has expressed his bitterness at the way the case was judged at the court.

Recall with NobleReporters that Funke Akindele and her husband, JJC was taken to court on 7th of April, 2020 after being arrested for flouting the lockdown directive.


They were fined N100,000 naira each and sentenced to community service for 14 days.

Moments after the sentence, Paul Okoye in a live video stated that all police and journalists at the court room also flouted the same rule they were sentencing Funke Akindele and her husband for.

Paul in his words, described the police and journalists as “fools and idiots”. He also said “all of them are supposed to pay 1 million naira each and go to 10 years in jail”.


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Nigerian lawyer argue why Funke Akindele, others conviction cannot stand in law.


A Nigerian lawyer has explained why Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz’s conviction for violating a lockdown order issued by the Lagos state government, cannot stand in law.

Recall that we reported earlier that the couple were handed a fine of N100,000 each and also sentenced to 14 days community service, three hours per day excluding Saturday and Sunday.

Constitutional Lawyer, Inibehe Effiong who reacted to the development pointed out the flaws in the law which aided the conviction.

He wrote;

Why The Conviction Of Funke Akindele Cannot Stand In Law


INTRODUCTION:


The trial and conviction of actress Funke Akindele and her husband is legally flawed. The fact that they pleaded guilty does not foreclose a discussion on the case because the flaws that I intend to highlight are constitutional and jurisdictional in nature. Issues of jurisdiction can be raised at any time.

I have read the following: The Charge Sheet filed by the office of the Attorney General of Lagos State against Funke and her husband; the Public Health Law Cap. P16 Vol. 9 Laws of Lagos State, 2015; and the Lagos State Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020.

I submit that Funke Akindele and her husband (the defendants) were convicted for a non-existent offence. The charge sheet shows that the two defendants were arraigned on a one count charge for gathering with more than twenty persons contrary “to the social distancing directives of Mr. Governor of Lagos State.”


DEFENDANTS CHARGED FOR AN OFFENCE THAT IS UNKNOWN TO LAW:


The charge sheet against the defendants also state that the said social distancing directive contravened by the defendants was issued by the Governor in line with the regulations made by the Governor pursuant to the Public Health Law. In other words, the defendants were not charged under the Quarantine Act.

They were charged under Section 58 of the Public Health Law of Lagos State. For clarity, Section 58 of the Public Health Law cited in the charge sheet provides as follows:

“For any contravention of the provisions of this Law or any Regulation made under this Law for which no other penalty is provided, the offender commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000.00) or to any non-custodial sentence and if a corporate body, to a fine of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000.00).”

The defendants were convicted for gathering with more than twenty persons. The material question is: is it an offence under the Public Health Law or Infectious Disease Regulations to do so? There is no provision under the Public Health Law or Infectious Disease Regulations that makes gathering with more than twenty persons a criminal offence.

The Infectious Disease Regulations purport to give the Governor the power to issue the social distancing directive. The legal defect in the directive on gathering is that it cannot be the basis for criminal liability. A subsidiary legislation like the Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020 derives its authority and validity from a substantive law (the principal legislation). The regulations cannot extend such authority.

Since the Quarantine Act and the Public Health Law of Lagos State specifically limit offences to contravention of regulations made by the governor, it is outright illegality to charge Funke Akindele and her husband for contravening a directive of the Governor (which is outside the regulations itself). See Din V. Attorney-General of the Federation (1988) 4 NWLR (Pt.87) 147.

An act or omission is only a crime if it is so prescribed in a written law. By virtue of Section 36 (12) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), every person is guaranteed the fundamental right not to be convicted unless the offence is defined and the penalty is prescribed in a written law. It states as follows:

“Subject as otherwise provided by this Constitution, a person shall not be convicted of a criminal offence unless that offence is defined and the penalty therefor is prescribed in a written law, and in this subsection, a written law refers to an Act of the National Assembly or a Law of a State, any subsidiary legislation or instrument under the provisions of a law.”

Let me reiterate that the Governor’s social distancing directive that restrict gathering in Lagos State which the defendants purportedly contravened is not an Act of the National Assembly, or a Law of the Lagos State House of Assembly, neither is it a subsidiary legislation or an instrument under the provisions of the law.

Therefore, by the authority of Section 36 (12) of the Constitution, and the Supreme Court decision in Aoko V. Fagbemi & Ors. (1961) 1 All NLR 400, the conviction of Funke Akindele and her husband is unconstitutional.

As I contended earlier, there is no provision in the Public Health Law of Lagos State or the Infectious Disease Regulations that makes a gathering of more than twenty persons or any gathering for that matter a criminal offence.

Regulation 8(1)(a) of the Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020 cited in the charge sheet against the defendants provides thus:

8(1) “The Governor may –

(a) restrict or prohibit the gathering of persons in the Local Area, such as conferences, meetings, festivals, private events, religious services, public visits, and such other events, save where the written approval of the Governor is obtained for such gathering.”

The above provision does not codify any offence. It only empowers the governor to restrict or prohibit gathering. The Infectious Disease Regulations 2020 should have expressly and specifically prescribed that gathering is restricted and prohibited in Lagos State before it can be relied upon to convict a violator in line with Section 36 (12) of the Constitution.

Since neither the Public Health Law of Lagos State nor the Infectious Disease Regulations has prescribed that gathering is an offence, the purported directive of Governor Sanwo-Olu remains an advisory.

The Court of Appeal in the case of Faith Okafar V. Governor of Lagos State & Anor. (2016) LPELR-41066 (CA) made it abundantly clear that the directive or order of a governor is not a law and that violation of same cannot result in criminal liability.


COMPETING REGULATIONS AND DOCTRINE OF COVERING THE FIELD:


The Infectious Disease Regulations was made by Governor Sanwo-Olu pursuant to Section 8 of the Quarantine Act Cap. Q2 LFN 2004 and the Public Health Law of Lagos State. However, Section 8 of the Quarantine Act only empowers the governor to make such regulations where the President fails to do so.

On 30th March, 2020, President Buhari issued the COVID-19 Regulations. In his regulations, the President made specific provisions restricting movement and imposing a lockdown in Lagos State. By the constitutional doctrine of covering the field, the regulations made by Governor Sanwo-Olu went into abeyance the moment the regulations made by President Buhari came into effect. Both cannot coexist.

The doctrine of covering the field was applied in the case of Attorney General of Ogun State V. Attorney General of the Federation (1982) 1-2 S.C. (Reprint) 7. where the Supreme Court per Fatayi-Williams, JSC, declared that the Public Order Act 1979 repealed all existing State laws on public order.


THE GOVERNOR HAS NO POWER TO MAKE REGULATIONS UNDER THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW:


It should be further noted that under Section 53 of the Lagos State Public Health Law, the power to make regulations pursuant to that law is expressly vested in the Commissioner for Health; not in the governor. This raises more serious legal questions on the validity of the Infectious Disease Regulations issued by the governor.


REGULATIONS REQUIRES THE APPROVAL OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY.


Section 1 (1) of the Regulations Approval Law Chapter R4 Laws of Lagos State 2015 unequivocally provides as follows:

“Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in any Law in the State, no regulation shall have effect unless laid before and approved by the House of Assembly.”

Section 3 of the Regulations Approval Law further mandate that “all regulations made pursuant to the provisions of any enactment in the State shall be published in the Official Gazette after its approval by the House of Assembly.”

The inescapable consequence of the above condition stipulated in Section 1 (1) of the Regulations Approval Law is that the Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020 issued by Governor Sanwo-Olu to tackle coronavirus pandemic has not taken effect since it is yet to be laid before and approved by the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Since the charge against the defendants was brought under a regulation that has not been approved by the House of Assembly as required by law, the entire case – from the charge sheet, to arraignment, conviction and sentencing of Funke and her husband, is a nullity.

We cannot put something on nothing. This singular point is enough to nullify the conviction.


PUNISHMENT IMPOSED EXCEEDS THE LAW:


Apart from the above legal flaws, the punishment imposed on the defendants by the trial court is clearly overreaching and illegal. Section 58 of the Public Health Law of Lagos State under which Funke Akindele and her husband were convicted provides for only two forms of punishment. It provides as follows:

“For any contravention of the provisions of this Law or any Regulation made under this Law for which no other penalty is provided, the offender commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000.00) or to any non-custodial sentence and if a corporate body, to a fine of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000.00).”

The trial court sentenced Funke Akindele and her husband to 14 days community service each, to start from 9.00am to 12 noon each day during which they are to sensitize the public on the COVID-19 pandemic in ten major areas of the state. They are also to pay a fine of N100, 000 each after which they would observe the period for isolation.

The implication of the expression “OR” as used in Section 58 of the Public Health Law is that the court can either impose a fine or a non-custodial sentence; the trial court cannot impose both.

The 14 days community service cum public enlightenment and the self-isolation imposed on Funke Akindele and her husband can be regarded as a non-custodial sentence. It was wrong for the trial court to additionally impose a fine of One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100, 000.00) on each of the defendants.

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Nigeria – Daddy Freeze slam Pastor Chris for saying FG has secret plan for 5G amid Lagos, Abuja lockdown.


Daddy Freeze has taken a big swipe at Pastor Chris Oyakhilome over his recent comment of the federal government having a secret plan for 5G.

Recall that the founder of Loveworld Ministries a.k.a Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris had alleged that the Federal government placed a lockdown in Lagos and Abuja to install the controversial 5G network. He said this while preaching in his church on Sunday April 5.


He opined that what has killed so many people in Wuhan, China is not Coronavirus as has been reported but rather it is the 5G network installed there. He challenged anyone with a different opinion to come forward.

Daddy Freeze who reacted to Pastor Chris’ comment, stated that it is rooted deeply in illusory correlation, attitude polarization and belief perseverance. He added that Christ Embassy founder’s recent teachings is dangerous.


He said;

“I am disappointed in Chris Oyakhilome. How can the Federal Government has secret 5G plan? What on earth is this? How can he get away with saying such things? The deaths in Wuhan were caused by 5G not Corona virus? Like WTF?


“According to him, the federal government needed to lockdown Lagos and Abuja to install 5G? Really? Like the government needs anyone’s approval to install anything.

“As far as I’m concerned, this is rooted deeply in illusory correlation, attitude polarization and belief perseverance, making teachings like these dangerous.

“How I wish I can ‘unhear’ this, I can’t believe I just wasted a part of the few daylight hours at my disposal listening to such.”


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Actress Halima Abubakar welcome ‘Baby Boy’


Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar has welcomed a baby boy.

The Nollywood actress welcomed her son on April 3, 2020.


The actress who is overjoyed took to her Instagram page to make the announcement,
and received congratulatory messages from her co-stars, some of who said it was hard keeping the secret.


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He who has obeyed ‘total lockdown’ 100% should cast first stone – Uti back Funke Akindele, JJC, others.


Uti Nwachukwu has slammed ”hypocrites ” while reacting to the arrest of Funke Akindele-Bello who was picked up by authorities on Sunday for holding a party during the Coronavirus lockdown in Lagos.

The media personality said those who have obeyed lockdown 100% should cast the first stone, while noting that ‘the same ones admiring you are the same people that clamour for your persecution at the slightest misstep.’


Uti also pleaded with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to fine and release the actress after she and her husband Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, pleaded guilty to the one count charge of defiling the orders of the Lagos state government on public gatherings and social distancing.

He wrote: ‘#freefunkeakindele .NIGERIA: the same ones screaming I love u! The same ones Begging you for help , the same ones admiring you ARE THE SAME PEOPLE That clamour for your persecution at the slightest misstep.’

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one of the first lessons I learnt early : don’t fall for most of the praises of the ones that claim they are FANS! Unless tried and tested . They ache to see you fall from grace !! But not this time!! STAND STONG FUNKE! .

He who has obeyed this SHUTDOWN 100% should cast the First stone …She has apologised … She has even tweeted that she is broken , if that that doesn’t scream remorse I don’t know why else would


H.E @jidesanwoolu Please Please Please impose a Fine and Free #freejenifa


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N6 react to Funke Akindele’s arrest – says, she must serve her punishment.


Media personality, Nnamdi Nwabasili, aka N6, has disagreed with those asking that Funke Akindele be shown mercy following her arrest.

The actress and her husband, JJC Skillz, appeared in court today where they pleaded guilty after Funke defied the Coronavirus lockdown to throw a party for her husband.


Afterwards, Nigerians took to Instagram and Twitter to plead for the authorities to show mercy to the much-loved actress.

Daddy Freeze took to Instagram to acknowledge that Funke did wrong but he stated that she has apologized and asked the authorities to “temper justice with mercy.”


However, N6 did not agree and he pointed out that Funke “must face” this “punishment” as she “contravened the law”. He added that “as an ambassador” she should “have known better”.

He said he loves Funke, JJC and everyone involved but their actions put people at risk. He said it also didn’t help that JJC went to Instagram Live a day after “to jeer at people”.


Read what he wrote below.


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COVID-19: Naira Marley to be arraign to court over lockdown violation


Singer Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, has surrendered himself to the police at State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos State.

The state police command spokesperson, Bala Elkana, who confirmed this, said Naira Marley arrived the SCID office on Monday afternoon April 6, and has been interrogated. He will also be charged to court for violating the restriction orders.

The police say the command has launched a manhunt for the remaining persons who attended the party organized by Funke Akindele and her hubby over the weekend.


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Funke Akindele, JJC sentenced to 14 days community service, fined N100,000 each.


Popular Nollywood Actress, Funke Akindele and her husband, AbdulRasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz, have been sentenced to 14 days community service.

More details shortly…


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Police arrest Funke Akindele over house party


Jenifa’s Diary star, Funke Akindele, has been reportedly arrested by members of the Nigerian Police Force for hosting a party in her Amen Estate property; an acts that violates the lockdown order issued by Lagos State and the Federal Government.

NobleReporters report that men of the Lagos Police Command stormed the thespian’s home in three patrol vehicles and took her to State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for questioning.


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BBNaija: Why I managed Tacha – Tee Billz reveal.


Popular talent manager and Tiwa Savage ex-husband, Tunji Balogun also known as Tee Billz has opened up about his managerial journey with Big Brother Naija star, Natacha Akide, popularly called Tacha.

Tee Billz managed Tacha shortly after she was disqualified from the reality show.


Speaking about his journey with Tacha, Tee Billz during a chat on “Talks with Ubi” on an Instagram live show with music executive, Ubi Franklin, Tee Billz said;

“It was a beautiful journey with Tacha and when the journey started, it came from a place of love and empathy for me. You know how people crucify you on the internet.


Without knowing your struggle or where you came from. My perception about Tacha before was like ‘who is this girl?’” He said…

“When she was disqualified, I hoped she was okay, and we spoke. Two minutes into the conversation I was like; this girl you dey craze oh. So you soft like this?”

“I wanted to use Tacha as an example to other girls. Coupled with where she came from, the level of poverty in Port Harcourt. Tacha understood the power of social media before she got into the house, and she understood influencing,” he added.

He further revealed that his intention for her at first was not just business but to be sure she’s okay. He also revealed he registered her for a life coaching session with Mr Lanre Olushola.


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Nigerians demand arrest of Naira Marley, Funke Akindele, JJC, others.


Nigerians took to social media on Sunday to criticize entertainer, Afeez Fashola known as Naira Marley.

The criticism was stirred by the party hosted by Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello, Nigerian singer, and producer, better known as JJC Skillz.

The couple went against both Lagos State and Federal government orders on Saturday as they hosted a house party in celebration of JJC Skillz’s birthday amidst coronavirus lockdown.

The party was crowded with popular faces such as Naira Marley and Eniola Badmus in attendance.

The couple even went ahead to showcase photos and videos on social media.

Nigerians are now calling for the arrest of the celebrities including Naira Marley who is under trial for his alleged involvement in credit card fraud.

@NotJustSalmanPR, “Sidney pranked us, he got away with it. If the government doesn’t arrest everyone that attended that Funke Akindele’s house party, Maybe everyone should just go back to their normal lives and let the virus kill all of us.”

@Ewaoluwa wrote: “NCDC ambassador, Funke Akindele and everyone at the party should be locked up now.”

“You’ll see Naira Marley in anything that has to do with stupidity,” a Twitter user wrote.

Another said: “See the Crowd at Funke Akindele’s Party with Naira Marley in attendance, Eniola Badmus and people who just barely returned from the UK.

“The height of irresponsibility!”

However, in a now-deleted tweet, Funke Akindele said everyone who attended the house party was camped in her Estate before the lockdown.

Below are some reactions to Funke Akindele’s explanation:


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British actor, John Boyega slam French doctors over vaccine test suggestion in Africa.


British-Nigerian actor, John Boyega has reacted to an opinion by two French doctors, Jean-Paul Mira and Camille Locht that the new COVID-19 drug should be tested in Africa.

Mira and Locht, had during a live TV interview, which now has the highest trend on Twitter with the hashtag ‘Africans are not lab rats’, insisted that Africa is the best place to conduct such a test as they recalled how an experimental treatment for AIDS was carried out in Africa.


Reacting bitterly to the statement, John Boyega reiterated that Africa is not a lab rat.

He wrote, “Just horrible. Africa isn’t a testing lab you pieces of shit.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, who found the comments to be repulsive, took to his official Twitter account on Saturday to say, “It took me some time to find some words for these guys.


“This is racism at its highest level and a terrible statement against all the black-skinned.

“How was this even allowed to be broadcasted on French TV?”


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COVID-19 is respecter of no man – Mercy Aigbe.


Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe, is already feeling bored due to the stay at home order imposed by the FG to fight COVID 19 in the country.

The mom of two, who gave an update about her life a few days ago, has again taken to IG to speak on the disease.


According to Mercy, the virus is no respecter of anyone, rich or poor.

”This Corona Virus is the great equalizer, it doesn’t know the rich or the poor! The young or old! The fat or skinny! The beautiful or ugly! The white or black! … etc , cos truth is we are all in this together and all equal before God!… Father lord pls take away this plague, heal our lands oh lord 🙏 #stayhomestaysafe”


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I have been diagnosed with ‘Bipolar Disorder’ – Selena Gomez reveal.


Selena Gomez, who has previously been open about her mental health struggles, has disclosed that she has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

The erstwhile Disney star spoke about her diagnosis for the first time on Instagram Live with Miley Cyrus for the latest installment of Cyrus’ Bright Minded series.


During the 20 minute conversation, the Wrecking Ball singer turned the discussion to mental health after enquiring how Gomez was faring during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recently, I went to one of the best mental health hospitals in America, McClean Hospital, and I discussed that after years of going through a lot of different things, I realised that I was bipolar,” Gomez said. “And so when I got to know more information, it actually helps me. It doesn’t scare me once I know it.”


She then went on to acknowledge that speaking candidly about one’s mental health is something that people can “get scared of”, detailing “I’ve seen some of it even in my own family where I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’”

“I’m from Texas, it’s just not known to talk about mental health. You got to seem cool. And then I see anger built up in children and teenagers or whatever, young adults, because they are wanting that so badly. I just feel like when I finally said what I was going to say, I wanted to know everything about it. And it took the fear away,” she continued.


Gomez said that after receiving the diagnosis she was “equal parts terrified and relieved”:

“Terrified because the veil was lifted but relieved that I finally had the knowledge of why I had suffered with various depressions and anxieties for so many years,” she explained. “I never had full awareness or answers about this condition.”

Per the NHS, bipolar disorder is a condition that affects the sufferer’s moods, causing them to swing from one extreme to another.


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Nigeria – Funke Akindele celebrate husband, JJC skillz @ 43.


Nigerian singer, JJC Skillz clocked 43, today, and his beautiful wife Funke Akindele Bello took to Instagram to celebrate him with a sweet message.

The mother of two shared these photos of her husband and herself posing together and then wrote: ‘Happy birthday my darling husband. The Lord will Grant you longer life and good health. Thank you for being a sweetheart! Our home will always be peaceful and the Lord will continue to bless us. Enjoy your day my King @jjcskillz #babaibeji.’

https://www.instagram.com/funkejenifaakindele/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_mid=19F4CBFD-AEEF-431D-9BBB-AC43BBAA91D3


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