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35-year-old woman and her Four Children Die in Jos House Fire
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35-year-old woman and her Four Children Die in Jos House Fire

A 35-year-old woman, Ebere Precious Ogbodo and her four children, Rejoice, Merkel, Harmony and Engel were killed in a deadly fire house fire in Jos, Plateau state. The tragic incident occurred in Gyel community, Jos South Local Government Area of the state on Thursday night, February 25. The children died instantly while their mother was rushed to Dee Medical Center in Bukuru, where she passed away the following day. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained but speculations attributed it to electrical fault. It was gathered that the inferno was so intense that virtually everything in the house was gutted. Confirming the development, the husband and father of the children, Philip Ogbodo said the incident occurred on Thursday night, an hour after he left the house t...
Any State Where Children Are Kidnapped Should Shut Down In Protest – Soyinka
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Any State Where Children Are Kidnapped Should Shut Down In Protest – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Saturday said henceforth, any state where the kidnapping of children takes place should shut down in protest against the act. Soyinka also advised that other neighbouring states, as a matter of solidarity, should join the affected states to shut down. The playwright spoke shortly after an award lecture and public presentation of his new book, ‘Chronicles of the happiest people on Earth,’ in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The programme was organised by the Association of Nigerian Authors, Ogun State chapter, in collaboration with the Abeokuta Club. More than 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped on Friday in Zamfara, the latest of such attacks, while 27 students were also abducted in Kangara, Niger State, but released after over a week later. The octogena...
I Want to have Three more Children Before I’m 30 – Chef Chi
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I Want to have Three more Children Before I’m 30 – Chef Chi

Chef Chioma, fiancee of superstar singer Davido has revealed that she wants to have three more children before she is 30. Chioma who revealed this while having a discussion with a friend, also disclosed that she wants twins. The 25-year-old chef already shares a son with Davido.    
Tears Flow as Peter Okoye’s Father-in-law is Laid to Rest
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Tears Flow as Peter Okoye’s Father-in-law is Laid to Rest

Lola Omotayo-Okoye's father, Dipo Omotayo, was laid to rest today, Feb 25, and his family and close friends were present to pay their last respects. Lola Omotayo-Okoye, her husband Peter Okoye, and their two children led the procession to the venue of the funeral. Lola Omotayo's mother was also present. Peter Okoye's last child, Aliona Okoye couldn't hold back tears at the funeral. Adults were also filmed crying during the viewing of the body. Mr Dipo Omotayo, the owner of Silco Drilling and Completion Services, a Lagos-based oil and gas company, died in Dec 2020.
NGO Rescues two Children Found Crying on the Street after They Were allegedly Thrown Out by Their Aunt in Calabar
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NGO Rescues two Children Found Crying on the Street after They Were allegedly Thrown Out by Their Aunt in Calabar

An NGO has rescued two children found alone and in distress on a street in Calabar, the Cross River state capital on Wednesday February 24. According to the NGO, Basic Rights Counsel Initiative, the siblings identified as Mary Abraham and Evelyn Daniel Edet, said they were allegedly driven out of the house by their aunt, Comfort. Read the post below.... "Two children ( Mary Abraham and Evelyn Daniel Edet) were found on kings street by diamond junction (Big Qua) Calabar.BRCI caseworkers found them alone and crying by the road. After an interview, it was found that they were brought to stay with their aunty (Comfort) who lives at Ekpri Ikang by their mother. It was further learnt that the said Aunty Comfort drove them out of the house. Please anyone that knows the children or wi...
June Wisse: 7-Year-Old Smart Nigerian Model Mimicking President Biden’s Inaugural Speech
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June Wisse: 7-Year-Old Smart Nigerian Model Mimicking President Biden’s Inaugural Speech

Meet June Wisse, a Nigerian Model at 7 mimicking President Joe Biden's Inaugural Speech with unflinching passion, owning the vision of Joe Biden for United States of America. Children with Great Talents like June ought to be encouraged, harnessed and supported. At Domak group, we believe “Nigeria got Talent” and we are using this medium to express our excitement for this wonderful mimicry by June Wisse, an African child. Indeed, Domak Group is proud of you. https://youtu.be/jDjbs5Hdrus
The Death of my Son will not Deter me From Sending my Other Children to School – Father of Slain Student of Government Science College, Kagara
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The Death of my Son will not Deter me From Sending my Other Children to School – Father of Slain Student of Government Science College, Kagara

The father of the slain student of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, Mr Ayuba Dansabe Bawa, has said that the death of his son will not deter him from sending his other children to school. It will be recalled that Benjamin .B. Habila, an SS3 student was shot dead by bandits during the attack on the school last Wednesday. Mr Bawa stated this when the Niger State Commisioner Of Education, Hajiya Hannatu Jibrin Salihu, paid a condolence visit to the family on Sunday. The Commissioner, who was accompanied by her counterpart of the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Mr Sunday Kolo, Director General Religious affairs, Mal Umar Faruk, Representative of the CAN Chairman Niger state, Pastor Raphael Opawoye and top Management of the Education Ministry and some Princip...
“5thandFinal” – Singer, Ne-Yo Announces he’s Expecting a new Baby With Wife, Crystal Smith
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“5thandFinal” – Singer, Ne-Yo Announces he’s Expecting a new Baby With Wife, Crystal Smith

American singer, Ne-Yo and his wife Crystal Smith are expecting their third child together. Making the pregnancy announcement, the singer shared a romantic clip of him rubbing Smith’s pregnant belly and then wrote : “Overjoyed to announce…the family is expanding…!” "You ready baby? Let's go," he added while including the hashtags, "#Number5, #5thandFinal, #BlessingsonBlessings." This will be the couple's third baby together, as they already share two children, Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr., 4, and Roman Alexander-Raj Smith, 2. Ne-Yo is also a dad to Madilyn Grace Smith, 10, and Mason Evan Smith, 9, who he shares with his ex, Monyetta Shaw. This baby will be Neyo's 5th child which is ironic because he got his first baby mama, Monyetta Shaw, to tie her tubes because he didn't...
Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community
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Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community

Six children have been killed in an attack on a community in Anambra State. The children, all under 10 years old, were killed during an attack on a Fulani community in Oba, Idemili Local Government Area. Residents said the attack was carried out by suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), amid escalating ethnic tensions in Nigeria. Members of the community told PREMIUM TIMES they would not retaliate as they are trusting the security authorities to deliver justice to them, with the host community and state assuring of solidarity and assistance. The attack happened on Tuesday evening but the facts were slow to emerge and PREMIUM TIMES just confirmed on Thursday evening. Horrific photographs obtained by PREMIUM TIMES show the deceased childre...
Ekiti State Taskforce Locks Children Inside their School after School Authority Fail to Pay Tax
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Ekiti State Taskforce Locks Children Inside their School after School Authority Fail to Pay Tax

Ekiti state Taskforce has been accused of locking up children inside their school because the school authority failed to pay up their tax. The viral video making rounds social media, shows a parent complaining about the maltreatment of school children by the Ekiti state government. She said that she came to pick up her kids from the nursery school, but was surprised after she couldn’t get inside because Ekiti state task force locked the gates with the school children inside. The disappointed mom also slammed the task force for not giving notice to the parents in order for their children to stay at home, as she claims the children were not being attended to, due to the situation. She also showed video of the locked gate, as she revealed that the school was locked since morni...
Kano Corpers Feed 50 Amajiri Children On Valentine’s Day
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Kano Corpers Feed 50 Amajiri Children On Valentine’s Day

Corp members doing their National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme in the northern state of Kano have celebrated this year's Valentine's Day in a unique style. The Corp members gathered 50 almajiri kids and gave each one of them a plate of food. The leader of the Corp members - and brain that conceived the thought of starting it - that embarked on the humanitarian exercise took to Twitter, with the handle @proudyeyebf, to share the news of the exercise which held some minutes before the hour of 12 noon on Valentine's day. He said he felt delighted and fulfilled at conducting this exercise. @proudyeyebf narrated what informed his decision to spend Val with the kids. The Corp member stated that he was touched by how these almajiri kids begged alms and even dwelt on the left ov...
23-year-old Woman with 11 Biological Children Says She Wants more Kids
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23-year-old Woman with 11 Biological Children Says She Wants more Kids

A 23-year-old woman who has 11 biological children says she has no plans of stopping as she claims she wants at least 100 kids. Russian Christina Ozturk, 23, is raising 11 of her own biological children and hopes to have dozens more using surrogate mothers. She is married to businessman Galip Ozturk, 56, and says they're willing to spend £800,000 on having 100 babies. She said: "At the moment, I have 10 children with the latest addition, Olivia, who arrived at the end of last month. "I gave birth to my eldest daughter Vika myself six years ago. "The rest of the children are genetically ours from my husband and I, but were carried by surrogates." The millionaire couple already told their social media followers that they've discussed having 105 children one day. ...
Residents Of Owode, Ogun Withdraw Children From School As Fulani Herdsmen Strike
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Residents Of Owode, Ogun Withdraw Children From School As Fulani Herdsmen Strike

Residents Of Ogun Community Rush To Withdraw Children From School As Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill Couple Suspected criminal Fulani herders have killed a man and his wife in their home at Owode community of Ogun State on Wednesday. The General Secretary of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Ogun State chapter, Mr. Olugbenga Popoola, told SaharaReporters on Thursday. The couple, according to Popoola, were slaughtered by the killer herders at midnight, and their dead bodies were found by their neighbours early Thursday morning. The incident has thrown the community dwellers into apprehension and mourning, while the police in the state have beefed up security in the affected area and adjoining settlements. It was reliably gathered that parents in the neighbouring areas ha...
Four Young Boys Die after Falling into a Sinkhole in South Africa
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Four Young Boys Die after Falling into a Sinkhole in South Africa

Four families are devastated after a group of young boys fell into a hole and died in Nyanga, Cape Town, South Africa. Preliminary investigations revealed that the children between the ages of 11-13 were playing on sand dunes near Borcherds Quarry along the N2 highway, which caved in on them on Monday afternoon, February 8. Police said that a five-year-old boy, who was with the children ran for help after they fell into the hole. City of Cape Town City rescue teams and Metro emergency medical services responded to the incident. Following an extensive operation,the bodies of Axolile Mabangula, Ngabayethu Mlaza, Azola Quweni and Iva Kalikpou were recovered. "An emergency call was received at 3.10pm about minors who fell into a hole near the N2/Borcherds Quarry intersec...
Dad Loses Entire Family Including his Wife and Three Children in Horrific House fire
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Dad Loses Entire Family Including his Wife and Three Children in Horrific House fire

A father is devastated’ after he lost his entire family when a horrific fire ripped through their mobile home. Melvin Diaz, from Snellville, Georgia, lost his wife and three children following the blaze on Saturday morning. Maria Isobel Martinez and her three daughters, Ashley, Alexa, and Daniela, aged between one and five, tragically died in the house as it was engulfed in the flames. Mr. Diaz said he was minutes away at a church meeting when he heard the news of a fire destroying his home, taking the life of his wife and three kids. “I just wanted to be with them that’s really what matters I mean it was my whole family… my whole world...” said Diaz. “I thought it was just something small I was calling her like crazy but she never answered me,” Diaz explains. Inv...
Gunmen Abduct Punch Reporter and Others in Abuja
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Gunmen Abduct Punch Reporter and Others in Abuja

A reporter with Punch newspaper, Okechukwu Nnodim, has been abducted by yet to be identified persons at his house in the Arab road area of Kubwa, Abuja on Wednesday night, February 3. The kidnappers also attacked his neighbors and went away with the two sons of a widow, Mrs Faith Gbeyide. According to Oluchi, the wife of the abducted Punch reporter, her husband was working on his laptop when five strange men scaled the fence, entered their compound, and ordered them to open the door. She said the gunmen fired several shots at the windows, pulled down the burglary proof after which they forced open the front door. “My husband asked me to stay with the children in their room. I heard the men asking him to bring out money but he told them he didn’t have money in the house. They ...
COVID-19: Zimbabwean Ex-Lawmaker Mike Masamvu Dies At 62, Leaves 12 Wives, 79 Children Behind
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COVID-19: Zimbabwean Ex-Lawmaker Mike Masamvu Dies At 62, Leaves 12 Wives, 79 Children Behind

A former lawmaker for the ruling party in Zimbabwe, ZANU PF, Hon. Luke Phibion Masamvu has died yesterday, January 31 in Zimbabwe’s capital town of Harare. The former parliamentarian, who was a well-known businessman in Manicaland province was just 63 and left behind a total of 12 wives and 79 children. Hon. Luke Masamvu’s close friend, Mr Misheck Mugadza, said: “We have lost an accomplished businessman, a family man and personal mentor.” He lost his parliamentary seat after falling by the wayside during the 2018 ZANU PF primary elections. Zimbabwe : FORMER ZANU PF legislator Luke Phibion Masamvu died yesterday in Harare from Covid-19-related complications. He was 62 , he left behind 12 wives and 79 children. Nine of his children obtained degrees at different universi...
40 Children: When It Rains Africans Think Of Women Instead Of Agric – Reno Omokri
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40 Children: When It Rains Africans Think Of Women Instead Of Agric – Reno Omokri

Former presidential spokesperson, Reno Omokri has reacted to report of Bauchi carpenter who wants 40 children. A report yesterday said that the 36-year-old carpenter in an interview with Leadership Newspaper, revealed that he is proud of becoming father of 13 children after his four wives gave birth within 3 weeks. With the new births, he now has a total of 13 children (10 boys and 3 girls). Reacting to this, Reno Omokri stated that it is a symptom of why Africa is poor. According to him, Africans think of sex when it rains and not agriculture. He tweeted; “The Bauchi carpenter who wants to have 40 kids is a symptom of why Africa is poor. In 1960, Nigeria’s population was 45 million. "UK’s was 52 million. In 2021, Nigeria’s population is 200 million. UK’s is 67 million. On...
Police Recover Two Year-Old-Boy Sold In Imo For ₦100,000, Arrest Suspects
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Police Recover Two Year-Old-Boy Sold In Imo For ₦100,000, Arrest Suspects

The Anambra State Police has arrested two members of a child-stealing syndicate, who specialize in stealing children in Anambra State and selling them in Imo State. Police also recovered a two-year-old boy, Master Testimony Obiajulu Azubuike, who was stolen by members of the syndicate and sold for N100,000 in Imo State. Spokesperson of Anambra State Police Command, CSP Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed the arrest of two members of the syndicate to DAILY POST in a press release, said the command acted on a tip-off. [b]Mohammed said, “On 22/01/2021 at about 5:pm, one Mrs Charity Ogochukwu Azubuike ‘F’ of Afam Ezialla Village Ihiala reported at Ihiala Police Station that her two years old son Master Testimony Obiajulu Azubuike got missing inside the market and all efforts to locate ...
Youths Have Driven Me, My Wife, Children Out Of Our Home – Seriki Fulani, Saliu Abdulkadir
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Youths Have Driven Me, My Wife, Children Out Of Our Home – Seriki Fulani, Saliu Abdulkadir

The settlement of the Seriki Fulani of Oyo State, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, was allegedly set on fire by aggrieved youths on Friday night. Abdulkadir told SaharaReporters in Ibadan that he, his wives and children were sent out of the settlement, adding that 11 vehicles and houses were burnt in the process. He told SaharaReporters that despite assurance by the police and the people of the state, his house was burnt in the presence of security agents. He said, "As we speak, we are in the bush. Our cars, numbering about 11, have been burnt. Some of my children sustained injuries and we are looking for a way to get them to hospital. My children have left their houses for the bush. We need the government to help us. Police, Operation Burst and other security agencies were there when...
Floyd Mayweather Denies Engagement to Girlfriend
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Floyd Mayweather Denies Engagement to Girlfriend

Floyd Mayweather has denied reports that he is engaged to his stripper girlfriend, Anna Monroe. The 43-year-old boxing champion, 43, took to Instagram on Thursday denying rumours with a post. Some media houses had reported that Mayweather recently engaged his girlfriend just a few weeks after their relationship came to light. A source told The Sun: “He was annoyed at first that the news of their relationship broke because he wanted to keep it private. Anna heightened speculations as she shared a picture of a huge diamond ring worn on her wedding finger on her Instagram page on Sunday. However, Floyd clarified in his Instagram post, saying engagement reports are just lies. “I am not engaged and have never been engaged or married, those are just rumours and lies,” his...
“Kids are a Burden not a Blessing” – Huddah Monroe
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“Kids are a Burden not a Blessing” – Huddah Monroe

Kenyan socialite, Huddah Monroe, has controversially stated that kids are not a blessing but a burden. Huddah Monroe who is well known for making controversial statements online took to her Instagram Stories to state that if parents dont plan well, would find kids as a burden if they can’t afford them. The Big Brother Africa reality star wrote; People who hate on rich kids . Blame your parents for not planning & being lazy and thinking children are a blessing! Kids are not a blessing . They are a burden if you can’t afford them! . A boyfriend who doesn’t give you monthly allowance! Is that even a boyfriend ? Asking for a friend Huddah Monroe recently compared the the God in Africa with that of another continent. Huddah, questions if the God that created Africa is ...
Why Kamene Goro is not willing to become a mum
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Why Kamene Goro is not willing to become a mum

Kamene Goro is not willing to have kids; or rather has no plans of becoming a mum. Yes, she said this herself through a QnA post where she admitted that motherhood is not something she has ever thought of. As much as this sounds untrue or rather just not fine – Kamene Goro openly admitted to it; almost 2 years after revealing that she is not planning on having kids. This being the second she has said the same leaves many wondering why she would want to miss out on such an experience. Responding to one of her fans who asked; 'You don’t wanna give birth in the future?' Well, it’s not that Kamene has given up on having 100% – but says this is not something she has given full priority to. According to her, things may change in future but as for now, having children is not compul...
Kano Kids Rescued From The South Say Their Peers Avoid Them
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Kano Kids Rescued From The South Say Their Peers Avoid Them

In recent years, children from Kano State were kidnapped and sold to willing buyers in the southern part of the country. Some of the victims who were rescued by the police shared their experiences when they were reunited with their families. This week, seven more children purportedly abducted from Kano and sold to other parts of the country were uncovered. The first nine children were found in October 2019. There have been several hues and cries about children missing from the state; hence several pressure groups were set up to ensure their return. Finally, government set up a commission mandated to ensure the safe return of all the missing children in the state. The chairman of Kano Missing Children Forum, Comrade Ismail Ibrahim Mohammed, said from their available records,...
Mother And Her Two Children Burnt To Death In Bauchi House Fire
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Mother And Her Two Children Burnt To Death In Bauchi House Fire

A mother and her two children were burnt to death in a fire outbreak that occurred in Riban Garmu village, Dewu Ward in Kirfi Local Government Area of Bauchi State Four other persons sustained injuries in the inferno that completely razed the four-bedroom house apartment and are currently receiving treatment at Kirfi General Hospital. It was gathered that the fire was caused by a spark from the electricity connection in the apartment while the family was asleep. According to an eyewitness, the mother and her children were screaming and crying for help but all efforts to force the door of the apartment open in order to rescue them failed. The member representing Kirfi Constituency at the State House of Assembly, Hon. Abdulkadir Umar Dewu, paid a sympathy visit to the family of...
Police Reunite Three ‘Abandoned’ Children With Their Family
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Police Reunite Three ‘Abandoned’ Children With Their Family

Three children who were rescued in Damaturu, Yobe state capital have been reunited with their parents by the police. Police spokesman in the state, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim explained that the children were allegedly abandoned by their parents in Mafa Local Government Council of Borno state late 2020. Abdulkarim said the parents denounced the allegations saying they might have been abducted but later abandoned. After handing over the children, the Police warned the parents that the authorities will keep watch on how the children are being brought up. He said; “These children were said to have been abandoned by their parents after giving them transport fare to an unknown destination. “The children were found by our personnel along Maiduguri road trekking for a long-distanc...
Funke Akindele Steps Out With Her Twin Children In Dubai
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Funke Akindele Steps Out With Her Twin Children In Dubai

Funke Akindele and the twins arrived Dubai days ago following the release of her Omo Ghetto movie in selected Cinemas in the United Arab Emirates. In some of the videos shared from the ongoing vacation, Funke’s twin boys are seen having fun with at a restaurant and in their hotel room in Jumeirah, Dubai. Funke Akindele welcomed the twin boys in 2018.
Nigeria Ranks 2nd Highest In Paternity Fraud In The World
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Nigeria Ranks 2nd Highest In Paternity Fraud In The World

A DNA test revealed that Christopher Johnson wasn’t the biological father of the three children he had nurtured and invested in for almost two decades. The children, Esther, 19, Shirley, 17 and Stephen, 15, were born by the same mother who unfortunately was deceased. Christopher, a successful but retired architect, was compelled to find out the truth about the paternity of the children after a stranger turned up one day to claim he was their biological father and challenged him to a DNA paternity test. Christopher received the shock of his life when the result proved that the stranger was indeed the children’s real father. It turned out that the man and his late wife had been involved in a long-secret love affair that produced the three children he erroneously assumed belonged ...
Man, Wife & Their 4 Children Burnt To Death In A Fatal Accident (Photos)
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Man, Wife & Their 4 Children Burnt To Death In A Fatal Accident (Photos)

A Nigerian man, his wife, and children were burnt to death in a fatal accident along the Nasarawa - Abuja expressway on Saturday, January 9. The deceased Nigerian man identified as Prince Nuhu Hamman'Gabdo is said to be a staff of the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) in Abuja and held the traditional title of Galadima of Gashaka Chiefdom. According to reports, Hamman'Gabdo and his family were returning to Abuja after a visit to his country home in Gashaka LGA and the Mambilla plateau that encompasses Sardauna LGA of Taraba state. Eyes witnesses say his car collided with a Siena vehicle coming in the opposite direction, leading to a huge inferno that engulfed both cars killing all the occupants. His friends and close associates have taken to social media to express their gr...
Joselyn Dumas Blasts MPs For Fighting In Parliament
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Joselyn Dumas Blasts MPs For Fighting In Parliament

Actress and TV Personality Joselyn Dumas has joined the many Ghanaian expressing their disgust in Ghanaian lawmakers fighting on national television. Last night during the election for the new speaker of parliament and the inauguration of the eighth parliament, MP for TEMA East, Carlos Ahenkorah snatched ballot papers and it began a fight. Videos of the disgraceful incident has gone viral with Carlos Ahenkorah trending number one on twitter. It is at the back of this that Joselyn Dumas has reacted expressing her disappointment on how Ghanaian politicians have destroyed the respected image of the country. “Grown educated individuals with children, fighting! in one of the highest law-making space in our country. Ghana is highly revered for our respect for the seat of governme...
Nine Including Three Children Killed as Bandits Open Fire on Travellers along Kaduna highway
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Nine Including Three Children Killed as Bandits Open Fire on Travellers along Kaduna highway

Gunmen suspected to be bandits killed nine travellers, including three children in Zankoro village along Birnin Gwari-Kaduna highway on Sunday. It was gathered that the victims were on their way to a wedding ceremony at Doka town in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state when they were attacked by the bandits on Sunday, January 3. A traveler, who identified himself as Datti, told Daily Trust that he assisted the vigilante in evacuating some of the victims, adding that six persons died on the spot. The chairman of the Birnin-Gwari Progressives Union (BEPU) Barrister Salisu Haruna, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday, January 4, said the bandits also blocked the road on Monday at the same Zankoro at about 9.00 am, shooting sporadically and abducted a...
If Anything Happens To My Children, I’ll Hold Kumuyi Responsible – Don Davis’ Mum
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If Anything Happens To My Children, I’ll Hold Kumuyi Responsible – Don Davis’ Mum

Deborah Okezie, mother of Don Davis Archibong, the JSS 1 student of the Deeper Life High School, Uyo, Akwa Ibom, who was allegedly assaulted by the staff and students of the school, says her Facebook account has been disabled. Okezie, who had always utilized the Facebook page to demand justice for her son, alleged that some members of the Deeper Life High school went to her last child's nursery school to inquire about her home address. In a video shared today on another page she uses, Mrs Okezie said she will hold the senior pastor of the church, Williams Kumuyi and the school management responsible should anything happen to her children. In her words: ''Deeper Lift High School people went to my little baby's shool to make enquiry about my address. The reason I don't know. ...
Rashida Yahaya Bello Thanks Davido For Buying Her Children Gifts In Dubai
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Rashida Yahaya Bello Thanks Davido For Buying Her Children Gifts In Dubai

The first lady of Kogi state, Rashida Yahaya Bello, has taken to her Instagram page to thank award-winning artiste Davido for buying her children gifts. She said the artiste met her kids at Dubai mall and bought them loads of gifts and was also kind to them. According to the first lady, her children would not stop being happy over the kind gesture shown toward them by the Fem crooner. Rashida Yahaya Bello penned down emotional message to Davido for being kind to her kids in Dubai. She prayed for the singer to be uplifted and urged him to keep making Nigeria proud. Sharing a photo of Davido and her kids on her Instagram page, the first lady wrote: “@davido we really appreciate your kind gesture you showed to my children, I was highly overwhelmed with the gifts and I pray y...
I Have Three Children In Public Universities – Ngige
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I Have Three Children In Public Universities – Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has restated the commitment of Federal Government to end the eight-month strike embarked on by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities. He described as untrue, comments that government officials have been foot-draggers in the ongoing negotiations with the university lecturers because their children school abroad. Ngige said, “I have three biological children in public schools. They are in public schools; they are not in private universities. Unlike ASUU members who have most of their children in private universities, three of mine are here. So, I am a very big stakeholder in the public tertiary school system.” The minister, who spoke on an Arise TV interview monitored by The PUNCH, added, “So, when ASUU says politicia...
I don’t want to marry, have children – Monalisa Stephen
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I don’t want to marry, have children – Monalisa Stephen

Actress and social media influencer, Monalisa Stephen, has become quite notorious for showing her body even if it does not fit the ‘acceptable social media standard’. . In an interview with Saturday Beats, Stephen disclosed that she had been called derogatory names and even compared to animals. She said, “I do not have any insecurity and it’s funny that people think I have. I have been talking about body positivity for almost 10 years. I don’t talk about these things for the sake of clout or to hide any insecurity. I am also not depressed about my body. I am happy with the way I look and love my body. I speak out to encourage plus size people who have been silenced and their mental health has been messed with. Although one does not have to go naked to preach about body positivity, I ...
I didn’t sacrifice for my daughters to be like me – Afrocandy
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I didn’t sacrifice for my daughters to be like me – Afrocandy

Singer, model and porn star, Juliet Mazagwu, aka Afrocandy, has said that she did not work so hard at her career only for her children to be like her. She maintained that though her children were aware of what she did, they had their lives to live. She told Saturday beats, “Sometimes, my children are behind the camera, helping me with my recordings. However, my daughters have their own lives and careers. They are not trying to be like me; never! They love and support me 100 per cent and help me in ways such as taking pictures and videos for social media. I made my sacrifices to raise them well, so they can have better futures than me. I did not sacrifice for them to be like me.” . Speaking on some of the challenges she faced as a single mother, Afrocandy said, “It has been years sinc...
We didn’t raise our children to be religious – Kirk Franklin
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We didn’t raise our children to be religious – Kirk Franklin

Superstar gospel singer, Kirk Franklin has disclosed that he and his wife didn't raise their children to be religious. The singer who disclosed that he is proud of his children in a tweet he shared, described them as independent thinkers and powerful voices to their generation. Kirk tweeted;   I am so proud of my children. They are independent thinkers and powerful voices to their generation. We didn’t raise them to be religious, but to be REAL. In the Franklin family you’ll get the Holy Ghost and these Hands Franklin got married to his long-time friend Tammy Collins in 1996. Before tying the nuptial knots, they had one child each from previous relationships: Franklin's son Kerrion, born in 1988, and Collins' daughter Carrington (whom Franklin legally adopted) born ...
Actress Biodun Stephen Feeds 250 Children In Remembrance Of Her Late Mother
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Actress Biodun Stephen Feeds 250 Children In Remembrance Of Her Late Mother

Nollywood actress Biodun Stephen says she would be feeding 250 children in honour of her mother Ibironke who died on November 5, 2000. The mother of one on Thursday shared a video of food packs on her Instastories saying, “Happy to be able to feed 250 kids today in honor of our Mother.” Biodun also shared a picture of herself and mother and penned a lengthy note on her Instagram page. She wrote, “I think this was our last picture. Not sure. Thank you for prepping me… for life’s hustle. Those days you would strap the money across my stomach and send me to the factory to buy products.” “It’s been 20 years… so much water has crossed the bridge but today I say; THANK YOU MUMMY FOR PREPPING ME FOR LIFE AFTER YOU.” Biodun had on November 3 shared a picture of her mother, narrating h...
Desmond Elliot Was Right For Refering To Nigerian Youths As Children – Ivan-Whyte Eagle
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Desmond Elliot Was Right For Refering To Nigerian Youths As Children – Ivan-Whyte Eagle

Some days back, the Nigerian social media users were dragging Desmond Elliot like Tiger generator because he tagged the youths as children. I was a bit indifferent about the whole brouhaha because wetin I dey think big pass all that noise and after watching the now infamous video, my indifference did not change. Desmond later came out to apologise in tears for calling us yoots 'shidren', and while I was wondering aloud on this forum what the whole fuss about, my friend told me offline told me this- "The problem is that the Nigerian social media space is now a lynch mob. Nobody is ready to listen to common sense, people are incapable of comprehending simple ideas and people are very intolerant of any view that does not agree with theirs People are reacting to Desmond Elliot's v...
We Shouldn’t Curse Children Of Politicians – Simi
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We Shouldn’t Curse Children Of Politicians – Simi

Singer Simi has stated that Nigerians shouldn't be raining curses on the children of politicians in the country. Simi thinks that raining curses on them wouldn't be good for their mental health. Taking to her Twitter handle, she wrote: ''I feel like we really shouldn't be raining curses on the children of these people. I understand the agitation and that most of them don't care about us, but the goal is to be better than them and I can't imagine it's good for the mental health of them kids. We can rise above it.''
‘I Don’t Help Single Mothers’ – Reno Omokri
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‘I Don’t Help Single Mothers’ – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri writes: I am wise. I am not nice. I am generous. I am not frivolous. Don’t come to my TL saying you are a single mum and you and your kids will die if I dont give you money. If you can afford data and smartphone, you can afford to feed! I have sympathy for widows. I have NONE for single mums. If you know how to open your legs outside marriage and have children, then you should know how to hold the man who impregnated you. I am not contesting for any political office, that is why I have no filter. I built an orphanage with my money. I know first hand what premarital sex can cause. Get out of my profile. I teach you to maintain your virginity until you marry, and you insult me. Now you are begging me for money to cater for your children. Open Scripture. You will NEV...
‘Turn Back Your Children And Husband If They Bring Back Unaccounted Goods –  Buhari To Wives, Families On Looting
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‘Turn Back Your Children And Husband If They Bring Back Unaccounted Goods – Buhari To Wives, Families On Looting

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked parents and guardians not to encourage their children and wards to partake in the nationwide looting, destruction of property. “Families must turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods, in the same way, wives must ask their husbands to return looted items brought home,” the President said. This statement is coming just as the judicial panel of inquiry set up by the Lagos State Government and other states start sitting on Monday to look into the pillage that ensued following a rather abrupt halt to the #EndSARS protests across the country. President Buhari in a statement on Sunday expressed his full support and optimism that it will assist the nation to give justice to peaceful protesters who lost their lives, security men who were mu...
Gunmen storm Cameroon school and kill several children
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Gunmen storm Cameroon school and kill several children

Gunmen stormed a school in southwestern Cameroon, killing at least eight children and wounding a dozen more, according to the United Nations.   The attackers who had guns and machetes arrived on motorbikes and in civilian clothes.   They attacked the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy in the city of Kumba, in the country’s Southwest Region, at around midday on Saturday, October 24.   The United Nations described the attack as “the worst atrocity” since the resumption of the school year earlier this month.   There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. It was not clear if the attack was linked to a continuing struggle between government forces and armed groups in the English-speaking west seeking to form a break...
I have covered her madness for over 7 years to protect my children – Femi Fani Kayode speaks about his my estranged wife
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I have covered her madness for over 7 years to protect my children – Femi Fani Kayode speaks about his my estranged wife

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has opened on some incidents that allegedly occurred before his marriage to his estranged wife, Precious went sour.   The PDP Chieftain who insisted that he won't turn the affairs of his personal life into a public circus, alleged that he has endured the "madness" of his estranged wife for 7 years to protect their children.   FFK added that he broke silence yesterday October 3, because his hands were forced. He added that those involved in the alleged smear campaign about his marriage are begging for further response which he won't give in to.   He tweeted;   I have chosen to take the high horse and I refuse to allow my estranged wife to turn the affairs of my personal life into a public circus. If ...
5 Children Of Nigerian Lawmaker, Hassan Usman Sokodabo Set To Wed Same Day In Abuja (Photos)
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5 Children Of Nigerian Lawmaker, Hassan Usman Sokodabo Set To Wed Same Day In Abuja (Photos)

From The Information Reaching MCI, Five siblings, three brothers and two sisters, all biological children of an Abuja lawmaker, are set to tie the knot same day. Their father, Member Representing Gwagwalada, Kuje, Kwali and Abaji federal constituency (Abuja South) Hon. Dr Hassan Usman Sokodabo, on Thursday September 17, shared the invitation card, inviting friends, family and political associates to the wedding fatiha slated on 26 September 2020 in Abuja. "Invitation Invitation Invitation!! I want to used this medium to invite the esteem constitutes members, friends, family and political associate to joined me on the wedding fatiha of my three sons and two daughters that is slated on 26 September 2020....Inshah Allah.Venue and Time of each respective wedding fatiha is visible at th...