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4 Killed As Mysterious Tree Collapses in Enugu




A mysterious ukwuakpu tree collapsed in Obollo- Afor community and claimed four lives which includes a nursing mother and her one year old baby at the busy Obollo-Afor market in Udenu local government area of Enugu state.

The tree which was said to have lived for over 150 years in the area collapsed following a heavy storm, killing four people instantly while several others sustained various degrees of injuries and were receiving treatment at St. Theresea’s hospital in the area.

An eye witness to the collapsed tree told Vanguard that, none of the inhabitants of Umuakpu, Umuezejor community, where the mysterious tree lived for over 150 years can give an account of the tree as all of them grew up and met the tree standing as big as it was before it finally collapsed.

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The huge ukwuakpu tree allegedly measuring about 20ft collapsed on a palm oil packing store and a food restaurant, killing the nursing mother hawking banana, identified simply as Ijeoma Ojobor and her one year old baby Chibueze Ojobor; one mechanic identified as Romanus Eze along Enugu-Makurdi expressway and two others.

It took the intervention of Udenu police division and a wood sawyer to exhume the corpse of the mechanic trapped by the tree. The proprietor of the restaurant identified as Somuadina and one Obetta Ikechukwu were both left with broken legs and other injuries while the brother to the restaurant owner who assisted her in the business died on the spot.

A 70 year old man who pleaded anonymity told Vanguard at the scene of the incident that he grew up in the community and met the tree standing. It was said to be the centre for masquerade festivals, and relaxation for both the community and travellers alike but unknown to anybody that it has lived beyond expectation in the area.

Vanguard who visited the scene of the incident gathered that the stem of the tree pierced the one year old baby through the neck and came out at the other side of the baby while her mother was thrown to a different location where she was later found dead at the scene of the incident.

Reports revealed that every year at the spot of the ukwuapku tree, automobile accidents had been claiming four lives only for the tree to collapse and also claim four lives.

Amidst wailing and confusion to the surprised collapse of the tree, the tap roots of the tree were said to have reportedly decayed for decades which was why the tree collapsed during a heavy storm on that fateful day .

Enugu state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ebere Amarizu warned residents and inhabitants of the state to be weary of trees in their surroundings and offices to avoid future occurrences.


Naira Marley signs Vusic to Marlian Records




Naira Marley, the singer, has signed a new artiste named Vusic to Marlian Records, his music label.

Naira Marley took to his social media pages to unveil his new signee on Monday evening.

The singer shared a video of himself and Vusic vibing together to a perceived new song.

The singer also went down memory lane as he recalled his struggles in the music industry many years ago.

“Remember way back then dem dey laugh my history, now I don clear browser and if I wanna know how I came this far, you go need browse am,” the singer wrote.

“Please guys help me welcome @Vusic to Marlian music. No long talk let’s get to work bro.”

Vusic also took to social media to appreciate Naira Marley for the “great opportunity” to join Marlian Records.

“Thanks to @Nairamarley for this great opportunity. Steady bangers coming up,” he wrote.

“I’m happy to be part of the Marlian family.”

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“You bought car, yet your family is suffering” Portable throws shade at Spyro (Video)




Nigerian singer, Portable has thrown a subtle shade at upcoming singer, Spyro.

The two had fallen out after Spyro in an interview stated that he doesn’t desire to work with the controversial singer.

Offended by his remarks, Portable via his Instagram page threw shade at him questioning if he takes care of his family.

Portable noted how Spyro bought a car, yet allows his family to suffer. He also claimed that the singer is living a life of Foreign in local.

“You buy car, you dey oppress, have you taken care of your family. You get a car, family dey suffer. You are living the life of Foreign in local. Have you taken care of your family”.

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Yvonne Jegede addresses rumour of secret marriage to Ned Nwoko




Yvonne Jegede, the actress, has addressed rumours of a secret marriage to Ned Nwoko, the husband of Regina Daniels.

A blogger had claimed that Jegede recently got married to Nwoko and subsequently deleted all her Instagram photos.

Reacting to the post, the actress expressed frustration at the way false information goes viral on the internet.

Jegede described the post as “evil and false,” adding that she won’t waste her energy fighting the blogger.

“When many people tell you they know ‘something’ is happening or believe something has happened, you asked them how they got to know, they tell you they read or heard it from the internet,” she wrote.

“Oftentimes, they heard it from idiots. How could you be this bold about falsehood? How can you lie so confidently?

“How can you intentionally tarnish people’s image and damage relationships all because you want to attract people to your blogs?

“This funny post is evil and false in every intent. I won’t dissipate energy fighting you. Karma is already dealing with your destiny.”

Jegede also questioned how deleting her Instagram photos indicates that she had a secret wedding,

“How does deleting my photos on my page give off anything???” Jegede wrote.

“The effrontery to mention my son sef, I suppose give you one dirty slap.”

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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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