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Former President Goodluck Jonathan Explains How HID Awolowo Brought Him Out Of Hiding

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan said the death of HID Awolowo forced him and his wife out of their ‘hiding’ place as they intended to stay out of the public for at least a year.

The former president in company of his wife Patience Jonathan visited the Ikenne country home of the Awolowos to pay tributes to their matriarch, Hannah Idowu Dideolu, who passed on last Saturday.

Condoling with the family, the former President noted that HID Awolowo enjoyed a rare privilege by living extra 29 years, when compared to the biblical prescription of three scores and 10.

“My wife and I are not mourning because Mama has passed on. For me, we believe that it’s a rare privilege to add extra 29 years to the biblical three scores and 10; it’s not easy. Ordinarily, we wouldn’t have been mourning but Mama was a rare mother. She was a woman of virtue described in the Bible and she was a mother to all of us.

A mother that her milk of kindness we still need, her milk of encouragement we still need, her milk of advice we still need and today she’s no more with us. We, just like her immediate children, and indeed this country, have missed her. Within this period, my wife and I have been hiding; we don’t even go out. We thought we’ll be hiding for at least 12 months.

But in this particular case, we cannot hide. So, we have come for the condolence and to encourage our brothers and sisters that we are together. God brought her for all of us. She just had to be the direct mother of a few but she was a mother to all. We shall mourn more than even the direct children would.”

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Rita Dominic hasn’t given birth to twins, says Biz partner, Mildred Okwo

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Mildred Okwo, a business partner and friend of popular Nigerian actress, Rita Dominic, has reacted to the rumours making the rounds that her friend has given birth to twin girls.

Okwo a Nigerian film director and producer took her time to debunk the news, advising Nigerians and fans of the actress to ignore the rumour.

In a chat with newsmen, Okwo said: “You see somebody on set today, and the next day they have twins; I do not understand. If Rita has had a child, would I not send a press release to you guys? Common, it does not make sense. Can you imagine? She took a picture while on a movie set. She posted a picture; she is on a movie set; maybe I should call her to find out if she has given birth.

“It is bloggers that are peddling fake news. Kindly ignore them. If she has a child, there is no way that I would not make the announcement and I will definitely not talk to bloggers.”

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Jim Iyke receives chieftaincy title in Ghana

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Popular Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, is now a chief. The actor received the chieftancy title on Sunday, in Ghana.


The coronation took place alongside the occasion of the tenth Yam Festival and the actor was conferred with the title of, ‘Ohadike 1 of Ndigbo” by Her Royal Highness, the Eze Ndigbo Ghana, Dr. Chukwudi Ihenetu.


According to Ihenetu, the movie star was recognised for his achievements and contributions to the African entertainment industry and the Igbo people.


A number of Nigerian celebrities including music star D’banj, actor, Alex Ekubo and reality TV star, Teddy A, were conferred with chieftaincy titles in 2018.

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Oxlade hails Wizkid, DJ Tunez for impact on his career

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Afrobeats sensation, Oxlade has hailed Grammy award-winning singer, Wizkid and Superstar DJ Tunez for impacting his career, especially in the early days.

Wizkid made history over the weekend and brought out Oxlade to perform with him at the 20,000-capacity sold-out Accor Arena in Paris.

Notable celebrities that graced Wizkid’s ‘Made In Lagos’ Paris Concert were Kylian Mbappe, PSG teammate Achraf Hakimi, Popcaan, Naomi Campbell and a rumoured appearance by Twitter former CEO Jack Dorsey backstage.

He praised DJ Tunez for the great impact he had on his career growth and for making his music appeal to the international world.

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