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“I battled depression and it wasn’t easy” – Mabel Makun

Wife of Nigeria’s comedian AY, Mabel Makun has disclosed how she battled with depression some months ago in a recent post on her Instagram page.

Mable has taken to her page to disclosed her struggles with depression sometime back. She disclosed how some close friends helped her to overcome her depressed state.

This comes after Mabel took to her page to call out the Department of State Service (DSS) for ignoring to work on a crime that involves her family. She disclosed that her family has petitioned the DSS about six months ago but nothing has been done.

“So DSS Nigeria has a petition from my family in their office and for the past 6 months have refused to attend to it. If there is anything I hate the most is having to put out private issues but from this part of the world, authorities have a way of not urgently attending to life-threatening issues.

Should I start posting video pieces of evidence of this criminal act before actions will be taken against all the parties involved? Or should we continue to be quiet while innocent citizens die every day in this country? I need everyone’s opinion please. @dssnigeria

She further disclosed the whole issue made her go through depression and she fought to regain her sanity. Mabel disclosed that she is now better and has recovered from her depression but is expecting the DSS to do the needful.

“So for months, I experienced the full meaning of depression. To date, there are days that I still hide and cry my eyes out. Only those very close to me can tell exactly what I went through trying to gain my sanity back. I am a lot better now but what about those that probably did not survive? @dssnigeria do the needful.”


Lamar Odom BLASTS the so-called Kardashian ‘curse’

Lamar Odom blasted the so-called Kardashian “curse” and said he’s “lucky” to even be associated with the famous family.

The former NBA player, who married Khloé Kardashian in 2009 before their highly public divorce, said that people are “dumbasses” if they believe there’s a “curse” on exes of the Kardashian-Jenner women.

“That’s stupidity because everybody goes through s–t. If I had your family on tape, and see all the s–t your family was going through, people would be like, ‘This f–king family is crazy!’” Odom said to “Vlad TV.” 

The 41-year-old, who has spoken openly about being both a drug addict and a sex addict, said people see the happy times along with the struggles because the Kardashians are so open about their lives.

“People would see all the drug addicts, all the sex, they share their life with you, so you see everything,” Odom said. “Maybe it’s overexposed, but people love it. The people that made them are the ones who point the fingers. It’s kind of sickening. I’ve lived it from the inside in, to the outside.” 

He added that it’s “hard” to figure out the love-hate relationship fans have with the powerhouse family, but admitted he’s just “lucky enough to have some of that stardust fall off on me.”

Khloé, 36, first filed for divorce from Odom in 2013, but paused proceedings until 2016 so he could fully recover from his near-fatal overdose at a Las Vegas brothel.


Davido becomes most followed African artiste on Instagram

Davido has hit 20 million followers on Instagram, making him the first African artiste to hit the milestone.

The singer also continues to maintain his number one spot as the most-followed African artiste on major social media platforms, ahead of his fellow superstars; Wizkid, Burna Boy among other top-rated artistes.

The DMW label boss did not hesitate to celebrate this achievement as he took to his page to announce the new feat.


I’m making more money as solo artist – Peter Okoye says

Peter Okoye from the defunct P-Square also known as Mr. P has disclosed that he is making more money as a solo artist.

The twin brothers, although separated musically, are doing well in their music industry. Both keep entertaining their fans and followers with their back-to-back hit songs.

In a recent interview with Hip TV, Mr. P also known as Peter Okoye disclosed that he makes more money being a solo artist. He stated that he is now enjoying his freedom.

In his words, he said;

“Hundred percent, I am. I don’t have to share three ways. Call it greed or selfishness. It’s your own cup of tea. I share with nobody. Yes, my management and my team. Fine. But I’m doing my own thing. I’m freer.

I’m making more money. Freedom is key. I can get a call that there’s a show next week and it’s my daughter’s birthday. I can say, ‘cancel it’. As a group, I couldn’t do that. Moneywise, if I used to share three ways, I share alone.

What am I doing music for? It’s about doing it how I feel it. It’s not even about the money. But when it comes to that, I make more than I was while in the group” he said.


Tears flow in Minneapolis at funeral of Daunte Wright killed by police [Photos]

Hundreds of mourners, wearing face masks and weeping, filled a Minneapolis church on Thursday for the funeral of Daunte Wright, a 20 year-old Black man, killed by a policewoman.

His shooting on 11 April in a Minneapolis suburb by the police after a traffic stop sparked fresh concerns over the way cops treat people of colour.

Wright was laid to rest two days after a Minneapolis jury found a white police officer guilty of murdering George Floyd last May, a killing that triggered worldwide protests for racial justice.

On Thursday, Wright lay in a white casket at centre of church, covered in red roses. His family members sat near the front of the church, wiping tears from their faces as an organist played gospel music.

“My son had a smile that was worth a million dollars. When he walked in the room, he lit up the room,” says Katie Wright, Daunte’s mother, who fought through sobs as she spoke.

Other family members, cousins and siblings, remembered Daunte as “the life of the party” and a father who lived for his beloved two-year-old son Daunte Jr.

His aunt, Naisha Wright, wrote a tribute on a prayer card handed out to attendees, recalling how she playfully nicknamed Daunte “lemon head” and how he would smile.

Wright was a talented basketball player and he particularly loved the Fourth of July, when he would celebrate with his family by lighting fireworks, the prayer card said.

Among the attendees at Shiloh Temple International Ministries, a church with a predominantly Black congregation, were Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, U.S. Senator from Minnesota Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, who represents the congressional district encompassing Minneapolis and some of its suburbs.

George Floyd’s family was in attendance, as well as the loved ones of several other Black Americans who were killed: the mother of Philando Castile, the family of Emmett Till, the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor.


Drama as cow imported from US breaks loose at Lagos Airport

There was a drama at the cargo area at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, when one of the 250 cows flown into the country through the airport broke loose from its crate, leaving airport workers at the tarmac running for cover.

According to information gathered, the cows which were flown in from New Jersey, United States, by the Ekiti State government in crates on a chartered cargo special flight, were being offloaded at the Gate 3 between the Skypower Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) and the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) sheds when the incident occurred.

The bubble burst when one of the crates carrying the cows got damaged and the ground staff could not secure the cows after offloading which forced one of them to break loose and started chasing airport workers present on the tarmac.

The drama did not last for too long as those on ground were able to bring the cow under control.

The cows have successfully been loaded into waiting vehicles for their transportation to Ekiti State.

The cows were said to have been imported into the country by Ekiti State government in partnership with a private organisation for their Dairy Farm in Ikun.


Tony Elumelu speaks on buying Manchester United

Chairman of Heirs Holdings Tony Elumelu has reacted to social media suggestion that he form a consortium to buy Manchester United.

Fans broke into the club’s Carrington training ground on Thursday and protested against the Glazer Family, owners of the club.

The protest followed Manchester United joining 11 other clubs in starting the now dead European Super League.

Reacting to the development, a Twitter user @victorpazubuike urged Elumelu to “create a consortium of investors” to buy the club.

“Chairman @TonyOElumelu please create a consortium of investors and buy @ManUtd. Please sir we’ve suffered for too long,” he tweeted.

The United Bank of Africa chairman responded by saying any investor would jump at the offer to own a stake at the Manchester club, but stated his reservation being global sports politics.

“Lol. I know Man United has a solid fan base that is fiercely loyal to the club. Any investor will jump at an offer to own a piece of it… but global sports politics???” he tweeted.


How my boyfriend lured me to sell my only child for N300,000 – 31-year-old mother

A 31-year-old woman has confessed on how her boyfriend made to sell her only child for N300,000 to a buyer in Imo State.

According to the woman, Titilayo Kudaisi, her boyfriend, Seyi Akinsete whom she met four months had been into the business of stealing and selling babies.

Titilayo, who was paraded alongside her boyfriend at the police headquarters in Akure, Ondo State capital, disclosed that after she sold her three-year-old male child, she went with Seyi to steal a baby at Ilorin, Kwara State capital.

The suspect stated that she was arrested with her boyfriend after traveling down to Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government area of the state with the intention of selling a baby.

While revealing that their buyer is in Imo State, the suspect said “After arriving Ilorin, he convinced me that we should sell my baby, a move which I disagreed with. But after much persuasion, I agree that we should sell the baby after he told me that he will help get my baby back.

“We later sold my child to someone in Imo State for N300,000 but I could not get my child back despite his assurances. The father of my son is late.”

On his part, Seyi, a 33-year-old father of three said he was introduced into the business by his friend he identified as John Emeka in 2019.

Seyi revealed that the first baby he sold was that of his female friend at N500,000 through Emeka.

“In total, I’ve been able to steal three babies since I started the business. We used to sell them to our buyer in Imo State.The guy that used to buy the babies from us told us that he works with an orphanage home.”

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the State, Bolaji Salami said investigation had began into the case to unravel all those connected with the business.


NCC arrests five suspects over sale of fraudulently-registered SIM cards

As part of its routine enforcement activities to sanitize the industry of criminal elements, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) arrested no fewer than five suspected individuals for allegedly engaging in fraudulently registering and selling Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards.

The operation was carried out by a joint team from the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Department of the Commission, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in the Wuse area of Abuja.

A statement by Director, Public Affairs of NCC, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde “the arrested suspects were subsequently handed over to the NSCDC Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, Wuse, Abuja for further investigation with respect to the allegations leveled against them.”

The statement said the NCC’s Head of Enforcement, Salisu Abdu, who led the joint enforcement exercise, said the exercise was part of the routine activities embarked upon by the Commission to rid the industry of criminal elements engaging in fraudulent registration of SIM cards.

He said pre-registering a SIM card is an offense punishable under relevant regulations in the telecom sector and constitutes a breach of national security.

“It is criminal and fraudulent to pre-register a SIM card in Nigeria and it is an offense punishable under the law. Though the Federal Government recently lifted the ban on the sale of new SIM cards, it should be noted that proper registration of SIM cards and linking them to National Identity Number (NIN) before activation has now become a prerequisite,” he said.


I would love to go through life with Yinka Odumakin again if there’s reincarnation, wife says

Wife of the the spokesperson of the Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, Dr Joe-Okei Odumakin, has said that she would love to go through her life with the deceased activist if there is reincarnation.

She said this at the lying-in-state and day of tribute held for him at the Police College, Ikeja.

She described her late husband as an encyclopedia of positive activism while noting that it is difficult to speak about him having known him for three decades.

She, however, stated that the encomiums showered on the deceased would serve as a soothing balm, assuring that his ideals will live forever.

“If there is a reincarnation, I want to go through my life with you again. It is extremely difficult to talk about Comrade Yinka Odumakin having known him for three decades.

“He is an encyclopedia of positive activism. He was a great live wire.

“We spent 24 years together. Comrade was very selfless. The week before going to the hospital, he told me his itinerary but the physiotherapist said his oxygen was low. But, he still went ahead with his itinerary for the Nigerian course.

“All that had been said about him would always remain as soothing balm. One thing that is assuring is that his ideals will live forever,” she stated.