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Tragedy as 3-week-old baby was mangled to death by Dog

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The mother of a newborn baby who was mauled to death by the family dog was at a family event following a bereavement, according a family member. Three-week old Reggie was rushed to hospital following the attack by the Patterdale terrier – but doctors were unable to save him.

His family have said they are “trying to cope” with the immense tragedy of losing little Reggie, who lived at Falkland Road with his parents Maria Blacklin and Ryan Young, a builder.
The parents are said to be “distraught” after the tragedy which happened at their home at 4.15am yesterday.

A family member who spoke to the Chronicle outside Ryan’s family’s home nearby said: “We are trying to cope with this the best we can.”

Their family dog, called Tricky, is being kept in kennels and is expected to be destroyed.

Northumbria Police said a 30-year-old man had been arrested in connection with the incident.

“We are carrying out enquiries to establish the circumstances.”A family member, who did not want be identified, said the baby’s mother was not in the house at the time of the attack, and added that she never left her son alone with the dog.

The source said she had been at a family event following a bereavement, and had returned to find the distressing scene.
Neighbours yesterday spoke of their shock at the death of Reggie, who is believed to have four brothers and sisters.
One, who did not wish to be named, said: “I know terriers very well. I think the dog had become jealous of the baby and that is why this has happened.
“It was Ryan’s dog as far as I’m aware. He is a lovely lad, hard-working and an excellent father. He will be devastated.”

Criminal psychologist Paul Tweddle, 50, who lives opposite the family in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, said: “They are a caring couple in their 30s and are a lovely family. This is a complete tragedy.
“I see the terrier from time to time. Sometimes I see it clambering at the fence and it gets out so I shout to Ryan and he comes and gets it.

“It is a tiny dog and I cannot say whether or not it is dangerous. Sometimes appearances can be deceptive.
“I am so shocked. It should be such a happy time with a new baby. I have children myself, so you can imagine how I am feeling.”

Another neighbour, Denise Haley, 59, is grandmother to a six-week-old baby called TJ.
She said: “Maria was in the house a few weeks ago with Redgie. She is a lovely girl and I simply do not know how she will cope with this tragedy.

“I am scared of any dog but that dog seemed okay. It is a tiny dog and brown in colour.
“I am in total shock – me and my daughter have been really upset about it. We grabbed TJ straight away and gave him a huge hug.”

Credits: PulseNG

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Tekno debunks claim of receiving N1bn royalties for Kizz Daniel’s ‘Buga’

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Tekno, the Nigerian singer, has refuted claims that he received royalties worth almost N1 billion from Kizz Daniel for their hit song ‘Buga’.

In May 2022, the duo put out the hit song which enjoyed massive reception across different countries.

But on Sunday, a blog alleged that they had an interview with Tekno, wherein he said he “got featured on the song with no legal agreement”.

The post also claimed the ‘Pana’ singer “said Kizz Daniel sends him 50 percent of the revenue generated from the song every month”.

It alleged that the 31-year-old “admitted to receiving almost N1 billion from Daniel after his ‘Buga’ tour”.

“Him money no reach. Anybody wey put out that fake interview, thunder fire your mama,” he wrote.

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Blackface accuses Shallipopi of copying his song

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Ahmedu Obiabo, the Nigerian dancehall singer better known as Blackface, has accused Shallipopi of “copying his song”.

In a post via his Instagram page, the 50-year-old shared a video where he played a snippet of his song ‘Enemy Plan Enemy Fail’ and ‘ASAP’, a track of ‘Shakespopi‘, Shallipopi’s new album.

Listen to both songs below:

‘Enemy Plan Enemy Fail’ by Blackface

‘ASAP’ by Shallipopi

He further questioned if other Nigerian artistes could not make their music without “copying my song or melody”.

“Una mean say if them no copy my sound or melody, them no go get song to sing? Okay I don make remix for una so make una better abandon this una project,” he wrote.

This is not the first time Blackface has accused another artiste of stealing his song.

In October, he accused Olamide of copyright infringements, adding that the YBNL boss stole several songs in his career. He also claimed that Asake sampled his song ‘Ikebe Super’ in ‘Joha’.

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Juliana Olayode reveals how Funke Akindele emptied her bank account to save her mother from Fibroid

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Nollywood actress, Juliana Olayode has recounted how her senior colleague and boss, Funke Akindele emptied her bank account to save her mother’s life.

In the wake of claims that Funke Akindele doesn’t treat her staff right, Juliana debunked it as she made it known that Funke is the reason her mother is still alive after battling Fibroid.

In a lengthy post on his Instagram page, Juliana showered encomium on Funke as she recalled how the movie star emptied her account to make sure her mother was taken to a private hospital and treated immediately. She noted how the movie star does a lot of good for people, yet doesn’t post it for publicity.

Juliana added that Funke has worked hard to be where she is today and God backed her up. Raining prayers for her and her children, she wrote,

“Mamaaaaaaaaaaaaa @funkejenifaakindele
Olufunke Omo Akindele, the one who the Lord delights in.
The apple of God’s eyes, the one who has found favor in the sight of God, the one whom God has clothed with so much grace and glory, the one whom God has enthroned!!!! The one whose path is like a shining light, the one whose light can not be dimmed!

Olufunke Omo Akindele, the one who has gone through fire and came out without smelling like smoke, is a strong woman, a resilient woman, an Amazon, a phenomenal woman, a pacesetter, a record breaker, and a good woman.

My mum would have died of fibroid years ago, had you not emptied your account to make sure that she was taken to a private hospital and treated immediately.

You do a lot of good but you don’t post about it, you don’t do it for publicity, a lot of people are on your payroll, and you have done so much that an Instagram caption would not be enough to talk about it.

You have worked so hard to be where you are and God backed you up. You will never fall and you will never fail, the mighty hand of God will continue to carry you for the rest of your life.
You, your children, and everything that concerns you is covered by God!!!!

I LOVE YOU MAMA”.

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Bodex F. Hungbo, SPMIIM is a multiple award-winning Nigerian Digital Media Practitioner, Digital Strategist, PR consultant, Brand and Event Expert, Tv Presenter, Tier-A Blogger/Influencer, and a top cobbler in Nigeria.

She has widespread experiences across different professions and skills, which includes experiences in; Marketing, Media, Broadcasting, Brand and Event Management, Administration and Management with prior stints at MTN, NAPIMS-NNPC, GLOBAL FLEET OIL AND GAS, LTV, Silverbird and a host of others

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