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The marriage between- Ubi Franklin and Lilian Esoro has been officially dissolved.

This is according to a court document indicating that the divorce which was filed by Ubi Franklin at an Abuja High Court, was granted.

The ex-wife to the music label -executive had initially filed for divorce at a Lagos court, which was denied by the Judge.

The presiding judge had on Monday July 8, 2019 ruled that the divorce proceedings have been cancelled stating further that the reason for both parties wanting a divorce is not valid.

The court also noted both parties should settle their differences and that since Lilian confirmed that Ubi provides for their child and both of them are very good friends, then there is no reason for a divorce.

The celebrity couple who got married in November 2015 and had their son, Jayden in 2016, started having issues after the birth of their son with news of trouble in their marriage awash on social media until they both decided to part ways as husband and wife.

A source who gave reason for their decision to separate, stated that the actress always complained about how distanced her husband was. “He never showed up in any of her filming location and this was often a thing of worry for Lilian”, he said. Other reports claimed infidelity and physical abuse as the reason their wedding packed up immediately their son Jayden was born. Hundreds of commuters had to divert to the alter-nate road towards Punch Place to connect out of the gridlock.

According to a report by The Nation, a truck carrying grain has killed a pedestrian.

The truck derailed off the Lagos-Ibadan road forcing it to crush the pedestrian to death as it emptied its content on the pavement.

The accident has occasioned serious traffic along the busy corridor.

Attempts by emergency agencies comprising: Nigeria Police, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and others has created a bedlam on the road as the section of the corridor outwards Lagos at Arepo junction was blocked.

Hundreds of commuters had to divert to the alter-nate road towards Punch Place to connect out of the gridlock.

As at the time of this report 12.21 pm the crashed truck was yet to be moved out of the road.

The crushed pedestrian, has, however been packed in a body bag. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Education disclosed this on Friday via Twitter.

The tuition fee for the Lagos State University, LASU has been reduced by the Lagos State government on Friday, January 29.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Education disclosed this on Friday via Twitter.

The tweet read “Flash: Lagos State government reduces tuition fee for students of Lagos”

A global human rights body has lamented over the inability of the federal government to bring those who killed #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki to justice.

The federal government has been accused of denying justice to protesters shot at during #EndSARs protest in October of 2020.
Amnesty International lamented following 100 days since the incident took place.
Since the shooting at Lekki tollgate in Lagos State, the government has yet to secure justice for the victims of the incident but has been engaging in denials and cover-up.
Amnesty International expressed worry that the EndSARS movement's supporters have continued to face intimidation from the state actors such as the Central Bank of Nigeria which since December 2020 froze the accounts of about 20 identified supporters.
In a release on Thursday, the AI stated that the authorities had yet to initiate concrete police reforms.
The international body said, "Since the assault by security forces, which killed at least 12 people, Nigerian authorities have targeted supporters of the protests against police brutality by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Some of the movement's supporters have had their bank accounts frozen."
"The bloody events of 20 October 2020, when Nigerian security forces killed at least 12 people during the violent dispersal of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki and Alausa, have cast a shadow over Nigerian society that lingers to this day," said Osai Ojigho, Director of Amnesty International Nigeria.

"Instead of bringing suspected perpetrators to justice and prioritising genuine police reforms, Nigerian authorities have been abusing their powers by subjecting those who supported the protests to intimidation, harassment and smear campaigns."

The AI stated that reports from across Nigeria indicated that police violence was still widespread despite government promises of change.
Amnesty International noted that it was concerned that the Nigerian authorities would continue their current ban on protests.
It reminded the government of its obligations under the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 (as amended) and international human rights treaties to - which the country is a state party - to allow those who gather peacefully to express their views without fear of arrest or intimidation.
"International human rights law also requires the Nigerian authorities to carry out prompt, thorough, independent, impartial and effective investigations into violations of human rights of the protesters including the right to life, such as those committed at Lekki and Alausa, as well as in other parts of the country, and to identify and bring suspected perpetrators to justice in fair trials.

"Those suspected to be responsible for the killings should be brought to justice in accordance with international fair trial standards," Ojigho added.
Amnesty International is calling on the Nigerian government to suspend accused officials, pending investigations, and to ensure that victims access justice and effective remedies.
It will be recalled that the state government set up a panel of inquiry to investigate complaints against SARS and the incidents at Lekki and Alausa on 20 October 2020.
However, the government officials and the military continue to deny that anybody was killed during the protests while restating their resolve to punish leaders of the #EndSARS movement against police violence.

The Nigeria Football Federation’s spokesperson, Ademola Olajire, confirmed Erico’s death on Thursday.

A statement from the NFF quoted Erico’s family members as saying that the former assistant coach of Super Eagles complained of body pain and was treated for malaria, “only to be found dead in his bed at dawn” on Thursday.

“It is another sad day for Nigerian Football. Erico was among the very best of Nigeria’s international goalkeepers and also served the country with fervour and diligence as Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles between- 2001 and 2002.

“He will be sorely missed. We pray that Almighty God grant him eternal rest and also grant his family and loved ones the fortitude to bear the big loss,” NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, said.

Born Joseph Bassey Eric in the Odukpani local government area in what is today known as Cross River State, Erico belonged to the cast of the very best goalkeepers in the history of Nigeria’s senior team, and served at the same period as the revered Emmanuel Okala and Eyo Essien.

He made his debut for then Green Eagles in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Zambia in Lagos in July 1973 (which Nigeria won 3-2), and then kept goal in all of Nigeria’s six matches at the 1976 Africa Cup of Nations in Ethiopia, where' the Eagles finished third – the first time Nigeria would win a medal at the AFCON. Erico was also in goal in all of Nigeria’s pre-tournament friendlies against Kenya, Zambia and Tanzania just before the team flew to Ethiopia.

Nicknamed ‘Jogo Bonito’(Beautiful Game) for his preference for fluency and expression in the rhythm of play of his teams as a coach, Erico was part of the triumvirate (alongside late Amodu Shaibu and late Stephen Keshi) who were shooed in to do a rescue job for Nigeria as the ship to the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals tottered badly under Dutchman Johannes Bonfrere. With three matches left in the campaign and a must-win mandate for all, the trio got the job done and qualified Nigeria for Korea/Japan.

They also led the team to a bronze-medal finish at the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Mali early 2002.

With his death on Thursday morning, it means all members of that historic triumvirate have now passed on.


BBNaija ex-couple Ike Onyema and Mercy Eke are no longer together following their messy break online.

However, seems like the drama is far from over, as the reality stars are constantly trying to out do the other in terms of their recent affairs and relationships.

Yesterday, Thursday January 14, a video of Mercy rocking and twerking on her alleged new man while he caressed her ass in a club went viral on social media.

Mercy also shared videos of herself and her alleged man on Snapchat which led to the speculation that the reality star might be seeing another man identified as Montana.

Watch video below.

Bbn Mercy Eke and newest boo, Tana caught having fun at a Lagos Island strip club pic.twitter.com/hRibN90d69

— GistReel.Com (@GistReel) January 14, 2021

Few hours after the video went viral, Ike’s Snapchat video of himself having fun with two unidentified ladies feeding in bed in South Africa also surfaced on line.

Watch video below.

You don’t mean it .. while your fave is enjoying threesome . @Iam_IkeOnyema why are your thugs crying all over Twitter since morning 😂😭😭 pic.twitter.com/QUi9hg1MnG

— dami_koko (@kokopopped) January 14, 2021

The suspects were arrested during an early morning operation following credible intelligence received by the Commission about their alleged criminal activities.

Ten men suspected of engaging in internet fraud have been apprehended by Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office.

The suspects are: Jonathan Daniel Adebayo, Lawal Waidi Seun, Adeosun Joseph, Taiwo Gbemileke, Oseni Omotayo, Emmanuel Fakiyesi, Rasheed Ogunlana, Oladunni Segun, Sowunmi Rotimi, and Efetobore Prince Wilfred.

They were arrested on Saturday, January 9, 2021, during an early morning operation in the Alagbado area of Lagos, following credible intelligence received by the Commission about their alleged criminal activities.

According to the commission, officials recovered cars, mobile phones, laptop computers, passports, a digital video recorder, and a checkbook from the suspects at the point of arrest, They also disclosed that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded. Liya, first lady of DMW and Davido’s signee has been allegedly arrested by officers of the Lagos Police Command for flouting the COVID-19 rules.

Recall that a nightclub was raided by the Police on Saturday and and and many fun seekers were arrested.

Speaking on the development, the police public relations officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi confirmed the arrest of the club goers.

Adejobi said Commissioner of police, Hammed Odumosu personally led his team on the midnight raid.

He identified the club raided as Lounge 38, Bode Thomas, Surulere.

A quick check revealed that a female artiste who was recently signed to DMW by Davido, was among those arrested.

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Months after he was pursued out of his palace by an angry mob during the EndSARS protest, the Oba of Lagos has returned.

A monarch who was forced out of his palace during the #EndSARS protest has returned.

 

Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos returned to the palace on Friday, two months after the invasion by a mob.

 

In October, there were demonstrations against police brutality across the country, organised under the #EndSARS campaign.

 

However, hoodlums had hijacked the protest and launched attacks on various public and private buildings across the country.

 

On October 21, 2020, after the #EndSARS protest had degenerated into a crisis in some states including Lagos, a mob had broken into the palace despite the presence of soldiers, and attempted to set fire to the premises.

 

However, military officers intervened and Akiolu was rescued from the palace, while buildings within the premises were vandalised.

 

Akiolu’s staff of office was also seized, and a young man was later seen in a video on social media, running away with the item.

 

The staff of office was later said to have been found.

 

The Lagos council of obas described the invasion as a “sacrilege”, just as other individuals and organisations condemned the attack.

 

Confirming the Oba’s return after 10 weeks, Oreoluwa Finnih, senior special assistant to the Lagos governor on health, tweeted that the monarch returned to the Iga Idunganran palace on Friday.

 

She also posted a video on her handle, which showed the traditional ruler wearing a face mask and dancing — he was also surrounded by persons who appeared to be other title holders, praise singers, and guards.

 

“Our daddy is back home… Oba of Lagos, HRM, Alayeluwa Oba Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu’s triumphant entry to Iga Idunganran Palace, today, Friday, 1st January, 2021,” a post on Finnih’s handle reads.

Neo Akpofure has told an interesting story about how he ended the year on a great note despite starting it on a very low key.

Big Brother Naija star, Neo Akpofure has taken to Twitter to reflect on his life as the year comes to anend.

The former Big Brother Naija housemate explained that earlier this year, he was struggling to pay rent for a self-contained apartment, but he's ending the year by moving into ''his own house'' in Lagos.

He tweeted: "February this year, I was hustling to pay rent for my self-contain apartment. Last day of 2020, I’m moving into my house in LAGOS. OLUWA ON GUARD"

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered all men of the Force in the state to enforce all protocols as highlighted by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

Odumosu instructed the police officers to enforce the 12am to 4am curfew imposed by the PTF as well as ensure the total closure of night clubs, bars, lounges, event centres, amongst others.

This was contained in a statement titled, ‘Enforce All Covid-19 Protocols, Supervise Your Men For Effectiveness — CP Lagos Orders Area Commanders, DPOs’.

The statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Thursday, comes as churches plan to hold crossover services on the night of December 31, 2020.

Adejobi said the police boss gave the order while addressing Area Commanders and DPOs at the POWA Hall, Oduduwa, Ikeja.

“The Commissioner of Police reiterated that they must enforce the use of face mask regularly at public places (markets/malls), social distancing, total closure of night clubs, bars, lounges, event centres, no social party, street carnivals, use of infra-red thermometer to check body temperature, sanitisers and enforcement of the imposed curfew between- 12 midnight and 4am.

“He further ordered that all Area Commanders and DPOs must ensure such due enforcement in their various offices across the command; noting that COVID-19 is real and we must do everything possible within our reach to halt its spread,” the statement partly read.

Odumosu warned police officers in the state against “incivility, drunkenness, excessive or misuse of power, accidental discharge, extortion and other inappropriate behaviours” in the New Year, noting that “anyone found wanting will be heavily sanctioned within the ambit of the law”.

The police boss also urged the general public to be law-abiding, support security agencies for effective policing of the state and stay safe at all times.

Worshipers without face masks were barred from entering into the Crusade ground of Pastor Enoch Adeboye in Babdagry, Lagos on Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adeboye arrived in Badagry in a church helicopter which landed at Ajara Grammar School around 9:00 a.m and left for an undisclosed destination a few minutes after.

NAN reports that COVID-19 guidelines were strictly observed as security operatives disallowed people without facemasks.

Those without personal hand sanitisers were given, as sellers of facemasks made a brisk business of selling.

The church’s security details maintained that they had direct instructions to ensure that COVID-19 protocols were strictly followed.

Adeboye, ministering on the sermon titled, ‘The voiceof hope’, to mark this year’s “Let’s go a-fishing” programme, said that God had sent him to tell someone at that moment that “it shall be well with him”.

The General Overseer said that the power in the message depends on those sending the message.

According to him, a court messenger can only wish an accused well, but it is only the judge that can freehim.

“If you have a case in court and you go to court and a messenger working in the place says today victory is yours, he is only wishing you well.
BBNaija former housemates Gedoni and khafi announced that they are married!The couple who met in the Big Brother Naija house last year, kicked of dating in the house and have been going strong together and they got engaged on December 25, 2019.

Few months ago, the couple reportedly had their court wedding at the Ikoyi registry in Lagos immediately Khafi came back from the UK after the death of her brother Alexander.

The couple got married in London, UK in a private ceremony attended by family and friends.

See photos below!
Tacha received a whopping sum of N6 million as well as delivery van and bikes from her fans who are popularly called Titans.

BBNaija housemate, Tacha got the suprise of her life from her fans on her 25th birthday yesterday, Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

She was drawn to tears, after seeing the shower of gifts from her fans.

Tacha celebrated her 25th birthday on Wednesday, December 23, and it saw a lot of people wishing her well on social media.

The 25-year-old later held a party for her friends on the evening of her birthday and it was full of surprises for the celebrant.

Tacha received a whopping sum of N6 million as well as delivery van and bikes from her fans who are popularly called Titans.

On Wednesday night, during her Birthday party in Lagos, the Rivers State-born reality TV star was presented a cheque of N6 million.

Thereafter, she was taken outside and was also shown the second set of her birthday gifts which included a customized delivery van and three delivery bikes.

The delivery vehicles were meant solely for her brands, Simply Tacha and Everything Tacha and this simply means that a buyer of any Tacha’s products would have to sit at the comfort of home and the products will be delivered at his or her doorstep.

Apart from the gifts, a lot of top rated celebrities in the Nigerian and African entertainment industry made videos and posts to her to celebrate her special day with her. The likes of Tiwa Savage, Funke Akindele, Don Jazzy, Omoni Oboli, Chigul, Eniola Badmus, Omah Lay amongst others did these.

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The minister said the directives and position of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 at its briefing on Monday, did not translate to partial or total lockdown.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has revealed that there will be no lockdown to contain the spread of the second wave of COVID-19 in the country.

He made this clarification when he featured on a Radio Nigeria programme, “Politics Nationwide’’, monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The minister said the directives and position of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 at its briefing on Monday, did not translate to partial or total lockdown.

He allayed the fears of Nigerians and some listeners that called-in during the programme that a lockdown might have negative effects on the already stressed economy.

Mohammed explained that what the Federal Government had done was to reduce the chances of mass gathering by directing its workers from Level 12 below to work from home.

He said the government also reiterated already existing ban on night clubs and other COVID-19 protocols.

“The Federal Government has not declared a fresh lockdown.

“What we have done is that we have simply reiterated the old protocols and asked federal workers on Level 12 and below to stay at home and they will still receive their salaries.

“Lagos state has equally asked their level 14 workers and below to work from home and Kaduna state has done the same.

“Therefore, there is no fresh lockdown and the issue of hardship and economy meltdown does not arise,’
’ he said.

The minister said that the government also reminded Nigerians that the ban on social gathering is still on and Churches and Mosques should obey the social gathering rules.

He said the directive is to curtail people from gathering because they found out that COVID had reached level of community transmission.

Mohammed said the protocols on foreign travels subsist to the effect that those travelling to Nigeria would not be able to come on board unless they have the certificate that they tested negative for the virus.

He said when they arrive into the country, they must self-isolate for seven days after which they would go back for confirmation test.

Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has formally launched his new novel, titled: Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth.

The book which launched at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos, is coming 48 years after his two works – The Interpreters (1965) and Season of Anomy (1973).

The novel is published by Bookcraft Publishing, Ibadan.

Speaking at the book presentation, Soyinka explained why he returned to prose and how long it took him to complete the book.

In his words, “Some themes demand a greater expository approach. So I returned to prose,” Speaking about the time frame working on the book, he said

“Regarding the theme itself, the answer to that will be forever in terms of deciding.”

But in reality, when I have to start putting something down, I will say for two years.

“When asked if he would like the work to be seen as fiction, he said:

“I’m going to leave that to the readers to take whatever they want out of it.”

Asked how long it took him to write the novel, the Nobel Laureate said it took him forever, adding that writing the book was a problem he dealt with for many years. And he had to escape twice, first to Senegal and then to Ghana before he could concentrate on the book. And he actually spent about two years to write it.

“I just could not concentrate sufficiently within these borders,” he maintained.
9 people have been arrested in relation to the fire that razed the Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Secretariat during the chaos that erupted following the End SARS protest in Lagos.

The Lagos State Police Command, on Monday, Dec 7, paraded the suspects accused of setting the Secretariat on fire on October 20, 2020.The suspects - all men - included Abdulganiyu Habeeb, 30, Adetunji Senyi, 27, Ahmed Animashahun, 28, Alowonle Lawal, 28, Taiwo Nuah, 19, and four others. The Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, while parading the suspects at the Command Headquarters on December 7, 2020, said that he has ordered a thorough investigation into the case. A lieutenant of the Nigerian Army, Josiah Peter who died in the clash between- the officers of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and smugglers in Oyo state, was killed a month to his wedding.

According to reports, the deceased soldier was setto wed Mercy Chikodili Ogbonnaya on December 13,at St Peter’s Military Church in Ikorodu, Lagos.

It was further gathered that the couple have a little daughter who turned one on November 17, three days before his death.
Recall that the clash happened between- Customs personnel from Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A, and smugglers in Igbo-Ora town on Friday, November 20.

The smugglers had attacked the customs officers and in a swift response to assist the FOU team, the Border Drill Patrol also came under attack.

Lieutenant Peter was shot and later died. Two otherpersons were reportedly killed in the clash. Nigerian-French singer, Bukola Elemide popularly known as Asa, has revealed why she is yet to get married at the age of 36.

She made the revelation as she granted an interview with OAP, Bolanle Olukanni where' they discussed things spanning from her personal life to her career.

According to Asa, she is a selfish person and thus her potential husbands find it difficult to adjust to her daily schedule and her plan of things.

She also gave an example of her previous relationship, where' her partner understood not to interrupt her schedule.

She said;

“As I grow older I become selfish, I have a routine now, for instance the time I wake up, can he respect it?
The guy I was in a relationship with, he is an English man, so he knows ‘don’t go to her early in the morning’. 8 O’clock, I am all yours, do whatever you want, I am okay.”

Watch her speak below;


Aṣa was born in Paris to Nigerian parents who were working and studying cinematography in France. Her family returned to live in Nigeria when she was two. Aṣa grew up in Lagos city, in the south-western part of Nigeria, and 18 years later, returned to Paris, where' her life as an artist took off.

Asa’s music influences grew over the years from the collection of great music her father had built up for his work as a cinematographer. These records featuring American, Nigerian and African soul classics, included musical greats such as Marvin Gaye, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Aretha Franklin, King Sunny Adé, Diana Ross, Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba.
Aṣa went on to draw inspiration from them. Nigerian cross-dresser Bobrisky has vowed not to leave any man for his fellow ladies this Christmas, as he reveals he plans on taking all the men in Lagos.

Bobrisky said this on his Snapchat yesterday, as he also vows to step on ladies neck this season.

According to Bobrisky, the vagina and breast don’t matter anymore because he has taken over Lagos,as he disclosed that all the big boys are on his desk.”

Dis Christmas am not leaving any guy for you bitches! Watch me step on your neck. No one cares about pussy and breast anymore. Bobrisky has taken over. All the biggest boy are on my desk.” Bobrisky wrote.

Singer LAX has joined the growing list of Nigerian entertainers who bought a new house in 2020.

The singer who shared photos of his new house, said he always dreamt of it happening. LAX wrote;

I DREAMT OF DAYS LIKE THIS AND NOW ITS HAPPENING. I JUST JOINED THE LANLORD ASSOCIATION OF LAGOS . #newestlanlord #mondaymotivation

Singer LAX buys a new house (photos)Singer LAX buys a new house (photos)

Singer LAX buys a new house (photos)


Three firemen of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service were reportedly injured and afire engine of the Agency damaged by hoodlums, who attacked the officials in the course of duty on Sunday, November 29.

Acting Head of the Agency, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye, who confirmed the incident, expressed displeasure over the incessant attacks on firefighters in recent times for yet to be identified reasons.

She recalled that the attack on the firefighters and the engine occurred after officials the agency were prevented from attending to a fire incident at Nmani Street, Dopemu Agege, in Orile Agege LCDA, Lagos.

Adeseye informed that three firemen from a crew of four were injured and the Agency's vehicle, Agege Fire Eagle C07, damaged by the hoodlums after preventing the personnel from performing their official duties.

The Fire Service boss explained that it took the intervention of a team of policemen from Alabo Police Division, led by Supol Bako Muhammed, before normalcy was restored at the fire scene.

She stated that the injured officers were treated at Agege General Hospital, while investigations about the incident are on-going to effect the arrest of culprits and ascertain the cause of the attack.

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