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Policemen thought Praiz was a Yahoo boy –Manager

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Just like his soft tempo songs, popular singer, Praiz, is known to be a very easy going person, so it came as a rude shock to many of his fans when it was reported that he was picked up by men of the Nigeria Police.

Although the singer has since been released, his arrest further fuelled the ongoing #EndSARS campaign. The singer has yet to break his silence on the incident, especially after the police had said Praiz’ vehicle was on top speed and he was asked to pull over because of that.

Saturday Beats reached out to the singer’s manager, Wale Bello, but he claimed the policemen stopped the singer because they thought he was a Yahoo boy.

Bello said, “Praiz was on his way to Eleko Beach, Ajah. He was inside an Uber ride and they passed the police but you know the way they go about raiding boys. Praiz spots a beard, he was wearing a fez cap and a big gold chain that day. They saw a young man in the car with a beard, fez cap and a gold chain and probably thought he was a Yahoo boy. So they got into their vehicle and started chasing the car. When they caught up with Praiz’s driver, they pulled over in front of his vehicle just like in the movies, they came out of their police car, cocked their guns and threatened to shoot. Since Praiz was playing with his phone before the incident and he was not expecting anyone to chase him with guns, he simply began to record the scenario.

“He asked the policemen to identify themselves if they were men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad or normal policemen. Then one of the policemen began to yell, ‘he is even recording us, he is one of them.’ He said that Praiz was being mischievous and he was being used by enemies of the Nigeria Police to discredit them. At that point, Praiz introduced himself as an artiste . One of them recognised him but the other two refused to listen and insisted that they must take him to the police station. At that point, Praiz did not know if they were policemen or SARS men. While they were taking him to the police station, he called us; I was at the beach already and it was from there we started making calls. When he got to the station, they seized his iPhone 7.

“By the time we got there, a police officer, Aley Giwa, had already sorted the issue. There was also another senior police officer, Etim Godwin, who was very courteous to us, at Ajah Police station. When we got there, Godwin acted like a truly professional police officer who knew what he was doing. After he heard what transpired, he simply told Praiz to sign a document and leave but the three officers that took him to the police station were obviously angry that he was set free. At this point, I was also at the police station and I witnessed everything. Those three policemen were reluctant to let Praiz go. They were very bitter and said that they should have been allowed to teach Praiz a lesson.”

source: Punch

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‘We Will Win, Don’t Give Up’, Actress Stella Damasus Encourages Nigerians

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Stella Damasus

Nigerian actress, Stella Damasus, has encouraged Nigerians in this period. The movie star is confident that Nigerians will overcome and win the current challenges facing the country.

According to the actress, God has already declared that the challenges shall be surmounted, so there is no reason to give up the fight.

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Taking to her Twitter page, she writes:

“I encourage you all not to give up. Wetin we dey see so na wetin some of us expect. But na we go win. I am so confident. God don already declare since say na we go win. Dem go do their drama well well o but las las dem go commot 4 road. No give up abeg #EndBadGovernanceinNigeria”

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‘It’s Really Sad That Fashola Is Part Of The Pantomime’ – OAP Toolz Reacts To Camera Found At Tollgate

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Nigerian OAP, Tolu Oniru Demuren, popularly known as Toolz, has reacted to the discovery of the secret camera by Minister Babatunde Fashola at the Lekki Tollgate on Sunday.

The OAP took to her Twitter page to express how disappointed she is by the actions of the public office holder, which suggests he is now without scruples. The mother of one also seeks to know if there are still some politicians in Nigeria who genuinely care about the youth.

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In her words:

 “Really sad that Fashola is part of this pantomime. Is there a politician in Nigeria that genuinely cares about the youth? #EndSARS”

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‘Celebrities Are Not Activists’ – TV Personality, Latasha Ngwube

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'Celebrities Are Not Activists' - TV Personality, Latasha Ngwube
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Latasha Ngwube

Popular TV personality, Latasha Ngwube, has some words for those looking on to celebrities for hope. The 37-year-old lifestyle journalist says they are not activists and should not be put in such a position.

Taking to her Instagram page, she shares that a celebrity does not necessarily have to deliver the people to the promised land. In her words:

“CELEBRITY does not = ACTIVISTS nor does INFLUENCER = POLITICIANS  It does not mean one cannot be or become the other but PLEASE don’t automatically assign your collective future to a famous face because you like them. Think critically. A celebrity can be an agent for change but not necessarily the ONE who will deliver you from the promised land.”

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