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Christy Essien to be buried in Lagos Sept 8

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Lady of Songs, Chief (Mrs.) Christy Essien-Igbokwe MFR, is to be buried on Friday, September 9, in Lagos. This decision was taken yesterday, July 6, 20110, at the inaugural meeting of the grand burial committee set up to coordinate activities and programmes for the final journey of the great music icon and Nigerian patriot.

The grand burial committee, which has former Delta State Commissioner for Sports, Dr. Austin Izagbo as chairman, has set up seven sub-committees charged with the duty of designing and executing specific aspects of the burial programme.

The sub committees have been directed to start work immediately. The aim is to give the Lady of Songs who gave happiness to millions of people in Nigeria and beyond a deserved and unforgettable farewell.

The grand burial committee has Mr. Fred Romeo Obika as Coordinating Secretary. The sub-committees include Publicity, Ceremonial, Welfare, Security, Special Duties, Logistics and Finance.

One of the key decisions of the meeting which held at the Ikeja residence of the Igbokwe family was that a dedicated “Christy Essien-Igbokwe Endowment Fund” account be set up immediately and be managed with utmost transparency and professionalism by a finance sub-committee made up of Chairman of the grand committee, Mr. Austin Izagbo; constitutional lawyer, Mr. Fred Agbaje; Mr. Marcel Ikedudu, a retired banker; Dr. Patrick Igbokwe, member of the Igbokwe family and Mr. Mike Ejezie.

The account will act as a single repository for all contributions and donations towards the burial activities.

Showtime recalled that when Governor Fashola visited the Ikeja home of the late Chief Christy Igbokwe last Tuesday, he’d assured Chief Edwin Igbokwe, husband of the late musician of his government’s readiness to support the family in every possible way.

Infact this writer overheard Governor Fashola directing one of his top aides to stay behind and liase with the Igbokwe family on ways to give the late musician a deserving burial.

SOURCE: VANGUARD

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Nse Ikpe-Etim Reacts To Desmond Elliot’s Call For Social Media Regulation

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Nollywood Actress Nse Ikpe-Etim

Nollywood Actress Nse Ikpe-Etim

Nigerian actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim, has reacted to the call for social media regulation by popular actor cum Lagos lawmaker, Desmond Elliot.

A fan had tweeted at the movie star and a few of her colleagues known to be friends with Elliot requesting their opinion on his speech.

@HenshawKate, @uchejombo, @IshaSesay, @NseIkpeEtim, @MichelleDede … Respectfully asking; don’t you guys still hangout with Desmond? I sincerely think if you guys do he would be better at representing the people“, the fan asked.

Read AlsoNse Ikpe-Etim Goes Into Self-Isolation After Returning From UK

Ikpe-Etim retweeted the tweet with a comment that reads:

“A basket can hold many seeds, not all would be worth planting. This reply is also respectfully.”

See her reply below:

The actress’ reply

 

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‘If You Are Arrogant, Stay Away From Public Service’ – Film Director, Mildred Okwo Tells Lawmakers

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'If You Are Arrogant, Stay Away From Public Service' - Film Director, Mildred Okwo Tells Lawmakers
Mildred Okwo

Movie Producer, Mildred Okwo

Nollywood film director and producer, Mildred Okwo, has advised arrogant people to stay away from public service in Nigeria. The award-winning filmmaker took to her Twitter page to dish out the advice.

She also shared her take on the lawmakers who are blaming the recklessness of some Nigerian youths on social media.

In her words:

“If you are arrogant, stay away from public service.”

Read Also‘Testing Cast And Crew For COVID-19 Is Expensive’ – Filmmaker Mildred Okwo

“Dear Reps, one or two of the youth on social media you malign are supposed to be in your employ to help you read & understand ur constituent’s needs. You are also supposed to create avenues for the hoodlums who helped put you in power to become responsible citizens”

See her posts below:

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Rapper Pepenazi Ties Knot With His Fianceè, Janine

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Rapper Pepenazi Ties Knot With His Fianceè, Janine
Pepenazi and his fiancée, Janine

Pepenazi and his fiancée, Janine

Nigeria rapper, Pepenazi,who is also media personality Dotun’s brother, finally tied the nuptial knot with his fiancée, Janine on Friday.

According to reports, the couple got married at the Ikoyi registry, Lagos in the presence of their close friends and family.

OAP Dotun broke the exciting news on social media and he also shared photos from the civil marriage ceremony.

In the photos, Pepenazi, who is now a married man, wore a dapper tuxedo while his bride donned a beautiful white gown.

Information Nigeria recalls the pair got engaged in February.

Read Also: Singer Pepenazi Proposes To His Girlfriend (Video)

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