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We arrested DJ Commissioner Wysei, not DJ Switch, says Lagos police

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The Lagos State Police Command has tendered a public apology for a mix-up following the alleged arrest of a popular Nigerian disc jockey, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, aka DJ Switch.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, made the apology via his X handle Thursday, stating that the arrested DJ was “DJ Commissioner Wysei, not DJ Switch.”

Hundeyin wrote, “There is a mixup from our end. The arrested person is DJ Commissioner Wysei, not DJ Switch.

“Apologies for all the inconvenience to a few media outfits like Linda Ikeji, BBC and TVC that I gave confirmation this morning.

“Apologies to DJ Switch too.”

It was gathered that some media outlets had published the news of DJ Switch’s arrest on Thursday by operatives of the Nigeria Police.

One of the published news on the arrest reported that the female disc jockey was arrested for “obstructing police while on duty, resisting arrest, and assaulting officers.”

The report read that DJ Switch “was at the police station in Elemoro, Ajah on Monday, April 15 to complain about a man who allegedly defrauded her.

“According to the police, the man was arrested on the same day and has been in police custody.

“It was alleged that while the officers were about to drive the accused to court, DJ Switch blocked the station’s entrance and assaulted the female officer assigned to the case.”

DJ Switch garnered more prominence in 2020 when she took to her Instagram page to do a live coverage that showed protesters being shot at by personnel of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate during the #EndSARS protest that rocked the nation.

However, reacting to the news via her X handle Thursday morning, the disc jockey denied reports of her arrest.

She noted that while she is “not a fan of many of our policemen and women,” she doesn’t support “violence against the police.”

The DJ wrote, “Good morning all. I was woken up by a barrage of calls and texts this morning. I wondered why because I know today is not my birthday. Only to find that I have been arrested.

“One of the links that was sent to me alleged that I had assaulted the police. Now, while I am not a fan of many of our policemen and women, I do not condone nor support violence against the police.

“Our blogs have such an unhealthy appetite for traffic that they can’t even spend the transport fare it would cost them to go investigate and make certain of the news they share with the public. This false reporting is dangerous and negatively shapes narratives.”

She accused the media outlets that made the report of defamation of character, adding that they “have till the end of the day to take down this false news and kindly replace with a post correcting their mistake.”

Her tweets read, “Many people want so badly to believe I am just like those I’ve fought against or believe that I have sacrificed all I have ever worked for just to bring down Nigeria. This is false.

“That being said, my lawyers have screenshotted every blog they can find this false news and this is defamation of my character. These blogs have till the end of the day to take down this false news and kindly replace it with a post correcting their mistake.

“I am not looking for cheap publicity, I hate clout chasing and I actually am not an ass because I was advised to sue immediately which would cost them all a lot. So please do the needful and let us learn. Thank you!”

However, DJ Switch later acknowledged the State PPRO’s apology, saying, “Thank you! Apologies accepted.”

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I took Junior Pope as brother but he stabbed me in the back, says Yul Edochie

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Nollywood actor Yul Edochie in a recent post on social media disclosed why he has refused to mourn his late colleague, Junior Pope.

Recall that Junior Pope tragically died after the boat carrying him and other actors capsized while crossing the Anam River for a movie shoot.

Junior Pope and three of his colleagues lost their lives when their boat capsized on the Anam River in Anambra State while returning from a film location.

However, Junior Pope was laid to rest on May 17th, 2024. The late actor’s wife and son broke into tears during the funeral ceremony. Also, Peter Obi pays a condolence visit to Junior Pope’s wife and kids after the burial.

Via his verified Instagram page today, May 21st 2024, Yul Edochie said he intentionally wait till after Junior Pope burial before he said anything about the late actor’s death.

Speaking on why he didn’t mour Junior Pope, Yul Edochie said that he took Junior Pope as a brother and friend and even was there for him when he needed him but the late actor stabbed him in the back repeatedly.

In the post, Yul Edochie said that he is going to drop full details soon.

In his words; “I didn’t want to say anything till after his burial. I know many asked why I wasn’t there. Why I haven’t said anything about it since. I took him like a brother & good friend. I was there for him when he needed me. But he stabbed me in the back, repeatedly. That’s LIFE! I’ll drop the full details soon so others can learn from it. Be careful what you wish people, it could come to you.”

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Liam now has bow leg, we don’t have bow legs in our family – Mohbad’s dad slams son’s wife, Wunmi

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Joseph Aloba, the father of the late Nigerian musician Mohbad, has once again expressed his doubts about the paternity of Mohbad’s alleged son, Liam.

In a recent interview, Aloba openly stated that he suspects his wife’s lover played a role in Mohbad’s death.

He stressed the importance of conducting a DNA test to confirm Liam’s paternity. Aloba recalled that Mohbad’s partner, Wunmi, had previously claimed that Mohbad was the one who took her virginity. Aloba questioned why Wunmi was avoiding the DNA test if she was confident in her claims.

Aloba also pointed out that Liam has bow legs, a trait that does not run in the Aloba family. This further adds to his doubts about the child’s paternity.

He urged Wunmi to identify the real father of the boy and expressed his grief over the loss of Mohbad. Aloba condemned those he believes are responsible for his son’s untimely death.

Furthermore, Aloba made it clear that he does not consider Liam as his grandchild, as Mohbad himself did not acknowledge Liam as his son when he was alive. Aloba is calling on Nigerians to support his pursuit of justice for his son’s death.

“FROM BABA MOHBAD: All The names Mohbad mentioned in the petition he wrote, were involved in his de*th. I still insist that his wife’s concubine k!lled him. This is why DNA is a must.

Wunmi said my son deflowered her so why is she running away from DNA? Liam has ‘bow legs’. We don’t have bow legs in The Aloba family. She should take the boy to his father. It is so sad that these w! cked people k!Iled my son at his prime. Nigerians should please support me as I fight for Justice for my son”

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Nigerian lady, Helen Williams breaks 3rd Guinness World Record with widest wig

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The Guinness World Records (GWR) has certified Helen Williams, the Nigerian hair maker, as the new record holder for the widest handmade wig.

In a recent blog post, the British reference book revealed Helen crafted a hairpiece that is 3.65 m (11ft 11 inches) wide and trails to the floor.

This, according to GWR, is comparable to a Mini Cooper which is 3.63 m (11 ft 10 in) long.

The professional wig maker began her third record-breaking attempt in February, and it took her a month to complete.

Helen made the wig from more than 800 bundles of auburn hair while she spent over N4 million ($2,719; £2,150) on the materials.

GWR disclosed that the 31-year-old made her very wide wig mostly by hand but used a sewing machine for some parts.

“She stitched it all together on the framework with needle and thread and attached over 1,000 rhinestones to it,” the post reads in part.

“Helen makes wigs every day, but this was such a huge project that it took her months to plan and design.

“She was inspired to take on the challenge by actress and talk show host Drew Barrymore, who was involved in making a previous record-breaking wide wig.”

Also speaking, Helen said: “I encountered many problems. The first few days of the attempt were difficult because I couldn’t walk or sit properly anymore”.

“I was feeling pains everywhere, I had to deal with neck pains, back pains, and pains in my thighs. Putting the wig on my head was also very tough because of the weight. But I am very happy I completed the project.”

Helen said she drew her inspiration from Drew Barrymore, the American actress who set the widest wig record in 2017.

Helen now holds three records, including setting a new record for putting in 90 hair clips in a wig in 30 seconds and for the longest handmade wig.

Last November, GWR certified Helen as the record holder for the longest handmade wig.

Helen also holds the record for most hair clips (90) in a wig in 30 seconds.

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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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