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9.4.21

Governor Wike bans Igbo group meeting in Oyigbo Rivers State

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Governor Wike bans Igbo group meeting in Oyigbo Rivers State

The Rivers Government has banned a planned meeting of some Igbo residents in Oyigbo Local Government Area of the state. 

 

The state commissioner for information and communications, Paulinus Nsirim who announced a ban of United Igbo community's meeting scheduled to hold at Oyigbo on Saturday, April 10, 2021, said the decision became necessary over fear that such meeting could spark fresh unrest in the area.

 

Nsirim said the government has directed security agencies “to ensure that the said meeting does not hold to forestall a breakdown of law and order in the area”.

Hip Hop Star DMX dies at the age of 50 After Days on Life Support

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Hip Hop Star DMX dies at the age of 50 after days on life support

Hip Hop Icon, DMX has died at the age of 50.


The American rapper, whose real name was Earl Simmons died after going into cardiac arrest earlier this month and being admitted to White Plains Hospital in New York City.

 

The rapper's family confirmed his passing in a statement to People: "We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50 years old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days."


"Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him.

 

"Earl's music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever.


"We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time.


"Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalised.


"White Plains Hospital extends its deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Simmons, as well as his friends and legions of fans who expressed their unwavering support during this difficult time. Earl Simmons passed away peacefully with family present after suffering a catastrophic cardiac arrest."


He is survived by his fifteen children, four of whom are shared with his former wife Tashera Simmons, who he was married to from 1999 to 2010.


DMX, also known as Dark Man X, was born with the name Earl Simmons in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 18, 1970, to Arnett Simmons and Joe Barker. 

 

He released his debut album It's Dark and Hell Is Hot in 1998, becoming a critical and commercial success. In 1999, DMX released his most successful album ...And Then There Was X, which also boasted his hit single Party Up (Up in Here).


In addition to a memoir released in 2003, DMX also starred in his own reality series DMX: Soul Of A Man in 2006.

 

Since rising to fame, Simmons had faced multiple arrests including for drug possession, reckless driving, and legal issues surrounding child support.


In 2017, Simmons was convicted for tax fraud and from January 2018 to January 2019 had served a year in prison, with an order from a judge to pay $2.29million in restitution to the government.


Over the years, DMX had also spoken openly about suffering from addiction and substance abuse. Simmons had also revealed that he suffered from bipolar disorder.


Following his health crisis in April 2021, various prominent faces from the hip-hop industry spoke out in support of DMX.

4.4.21

Don Jazzy's Ex-Wife, Michelle Reacts To Their Marriage Trends

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Don Jazzy's Ex-Wife, Michelle Reacts To Their Marriage Trends

Michelle Jackson, Don Jazzy’s ex-wife, has reacted to the news of the marriage between her and the Mavin Records boss, which happened 18 years ago.

It will be recalled that, on Saturday, Don Jazzy revealed that he got married to the American model and writer 18 years ago, but got divorced two years after.

He explained that he got divorced because he made music his priority.

Reacting to the news of the marriage, some fans of the music producer went to Michelle’s page to beg her to take back the ace music executive.

Michelle, on Sunday, came out to thank Nigerians for their show of love ever since the beatmaker spilled the news of their marriage.

On her Instagram account, she posted a picture of the Nigerian flag embedded in love and wrote, “Thank you so very much for the intense love you have shown me, along with your beautiful messages; my inbox is flooded right now and my heart is full. I appreciate you.

“Thank you also to my wonderful friends and family who have been loyal all these years. Last but not least, thank you @donjazzy for your kind expressions.

“And to the rest of my family, thank you for keeping me under your wing and loving me just the same. Have a blessed Sunday. One love.”

Kelechi Iheanacho signs new £100,000 per week contract at Leicester City

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Kelechi Iheanacho signs new four year contract at Leicester City worth £100,000 per week

Nigeria international, Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new contract with Leicester City that will keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2024.


He was handed a new deal following his impressive performances for the side this season, scoring 12 goals and providing five assists in 28 appearances across all competitions.


He was previously earning £60,000 weekly but his new deal sees him earn £100,000 per week (about N52.6million)

Iheanacho has been at the club since the summer of 2017 when he joined from Manchester City.

 

“I can’t express how I’m feeling. I’m excited, I’m happy, I’m overwhelmed! It’s a great moment and I’m happy that Leicester City gave me a new contract,” Iheanacho told the club website on Saturday, April 3.


“It’s been a great time here. It’s not been easy, but there’s a lot of people here that are good people, great people to work with.


"They are nice people and they make me feel comfortable and welcome since I came in.


“It’s been really great being here. It’s like a family. I’m happy being here and hopefully I can stay here many more years.”


Iheanacho first broke into the limelight at the 2013 U17 World Cup, where he helped Nigeria to win the trophy.


His performances ensured Manchester City signed him in January 2015.


Iheanacho made 46 appearances across all competitions for Manchester City and scored 12 goals before leaving the side to join Leicester.


He also recently helped Nigeria side qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Wedding Pictures of Don Jazzy And His Ex-Wife 18 Years Ago

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 Wedding Pictures of Don Jazzy And His Ex-Wife 18 Years Ago

Nigerian record label owner and music producer, Don Jazzy shocked Nigerians after he revealed that he was once married.

According to him, he married at the age of 20. However, the couple got divorced 2 years after the marriage because Don Jazzy gave so much time to his music than he gave to his family.

Recounting his experience, Don Jazzy said his ex-wife Michelle is a beautiful woman with a good heart. He also revealed that Michelle is now married again with a son.

Don Jazzy also debunked rumor that he has a child hidden somewhere.

Now, more photos from his early marriage have been released:


Wedding Pictures of Don Jazzy And His Ex-Wife 18 Years Ago


Wedding Pictures of Don Jazzy And His Ex-Wife 18 Years Ago

Wedding Pictures of Don Jazzy And His Ex-Wife 18 Years Ago 

Ex-Nigerian Actress Reveals She Wants To Commit Suicide

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Ex-Nigerian Actress Reveals She Wants To Commit Suicide

 Ummi Zee-Zee, an ex-Kannywood actress, has said she may end her life as a result of depression.

Zee-Zee, who took to Instagram on Saturday, said she is passing through extremely depressing times.

She wrote, “This days i live a MISERABLE life to the extend that I want to commit SUICIDE ,but please non of any body should ask me why ?

"All I need from you people is a PRAYER !”

 

Ex-Nigerian Actress Reveals She Wants To Commit Suicide

All attempts by our reporter to reach her proved abortive, as she neither answered calls nor responded to text messages.

She later sent  a text message: “Pray for me.”

Since she made the Instagram post, her relatives and fans have flooded her page to counsel her on the right way to go.

Zee-Zee had relocated to Lagos after a failed romance with a Borno-born Businessman, “Danchina”.

In 2014, she resurfaced after there were rumors that she was about getting married to Former Head of State, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida.

1.4.21

Ex-CBN Governor Prof. Charles Soludo speaks on the gunmen attack at Him

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Ex-CBN gov, Charles Soludo speaks on the gunmen attack at

Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has recounted how he was attacked by gunmen at a political gathering in Anambra state on Wednesday, March 31.

 

Soludo who has since declared interest to run for the office of the governor of Anambra state come November 6, 2021, was meeting with youths at Isuofia community when the gunmen stormed the area and opened fire. Three of his security details were killed by the assailants.

 

While appearing on Channels TV on Thursday evening April 1, Soludo said he would not like to conclude the attack was ‘politically motivated.

 

“We were having an interactive town-hall meeting. We finished the diocesan crescent mass at about 2pm, and by 4:00pm, they scheduled an interactive town-hall meeting with the Isuofia youths. And by the way Isofia happens to be my hometown… I’m a village boy; this is where I feel safest anywhere in the world. I walk the streets, I jog on the streets, I take long walks, I mean I’m everywhere as a village boy as it were.

With this interactive session with over a thousand youths seated, and I was just making preliminary remarks to open up the interactive session with other dignitaries from the community, commissioners and members of the House of Assembly, former commissioners, former members of the house, and several other dignitaries were in attendance

And just as I was about to wrap up, and for them now to open up comments, questions and answers, I heard gunshots. At first I thought maybe the policemen were shooting in the air and concurring with the kind of exuberance in the hall itself…

And until I began to hear people screaming, and all of that, and everyone scampered for safety, but then when it was all over, it took several minutes about 10 to 15 minutes of continuous gun battle, going back and forth…stopping and starting again.

By the time we all came back, we saw three dead bodies lying in the pool of their blood – they were the three policemen… and like I said earlier, may God grant their souls eternal rest… we’ll continue to pray and support the families.

And then, the commissioner was abducted. I understand that when they ran and jumped the fence, some people grabbed and took him away… our prayers are with him. We pray for his safe return. The DSS, police, army and civil defence were all in my house… I was totally unhurt in any way.”

 

Responding to a question on whether the attack was politically motivated, the former CBN helmsman said;

 

“I think there are all kinds of theories as it were, I do not want to prejudge or preempt the investigation that is ongoing because I understand some persons have been apprehended and also providing useful information.”

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