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How ‘Detective’ Fashola Found ‘Hidden Camera’ At Lekki Tollgate (Video)

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The #EndSARS campaign, which began on social media on Oct. 4, gave Nigerians a gleam of hope about the reawakening of a new ‘Nigeria’, rid of police brutality, bad governance, nepotism amongst others.

A video that showed the moment a SARS officer shot a young motorist in Ughelli, Delta state, and drove away with his car reignited a wave of protests across the country.

Within days, a plethora of young people convened at different venues in Nigerian cities to agitate for the disbandment of the rogue police unit.

Popular celebrities and activists also lent their voices as they showed their solidarity to the #EndSARS movement.

In a twist of event, sponsored hoodlums infiltrated the peaceful protest, causing bodily harm and mayhem in different parts of the country.

In other to keep the relative peace in the country, some state governors placed a curfew in their states, human and vehicular movements, with the exemption of essential workers. Information Nigeria recalls that Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, also placed curfew in the state.

However, unrest escalated in some parts of the country following reports of alleged shooting of the demonstrators who gathered at the Lekki Tollgate, Admiralty circle, Lagos on Tuesday night.

The protesters had defied the curfew put in place by the Lagos state governor to make their demands known.

Nationwide looting and vandalization of government and private properties across the country by hoodlums, who hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protests followed.

Warehouses filled with food supplies and other items were discovered and ransacked by huge crowds in Jos, Abuja, Calabar, Illorin, Adamawa and Ekiti, and Lagos.

Government officials were accused of hoarding COVID-19 palliatives meant for distribution during the lockdowns earlier this year.

Nigerian were shocked to find relief items stored in private homes of some politicians.

The palace of the Oba of Lagos, Riliwan Akiolu was burgled and his staff of office, personal effects, amongst other items carted away by hoodlums.

Police stations were set ablaze, supermarkets and stores looted and vehicles were destroyed by thugs.

Popular media house, Television Continental (TVC) station in the Ikosi-Ketu area of Lagos state was razed to the ground by hoodlums who attacked the building.
The Nation Newspaper head office in Mushin was also not spared as it was burned down.

Videos of the attacks were circulated by some residents on social media.

The media houses were rumoured to be owned by the former governor of Lagos state and leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

On Saturday, Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police, ordered the “immediate mobilisation” of all police resources to put an end to the violence.

But, like Jack Bauer, Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, caused a stir online after he found a hidden camera during an on-the-spot assessment at Lekki Tollgate on Sunday.

Fashola said the device was placed there by people with ulterior motives at the scene.

Nigerians swiftly took to Twitter and other social media platforms to react to the discovery of the camera by the Minister of Works and Housing.

A video circulating online sees the minister carefully picking up the camera with the aid of a piece of black cloth and it has since garnered mixed reactions among web users.
Some of the reactions were quite comical as some tweeps took it upon themselves to give the minister a couple of nicknames such as ‘Forensic Fash’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’, ‘Jack Bauer’ and ‘Detective Fashola’.
Many believed Fashola had been roped into the web of lies and they urged him not to be a part of the foolery.

Some web users asked how it was possible for him to conveniently find the item after several clean-ups had been carried out by the Lagos State Waste Management Agency and other volunteers prior to his visit.

The incident has now given birth to a new challenge, #FasholaChallenge.

Netizens are now mocking the minister as they reenact the camera picking stunt.

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Diego Maradona: Biography And Facts (Video)

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Diego Maradona

The news of the death of Diego Maradona has sent shock waves to football lovers around the world.

The 60-year-old football legend died on Wednesday, November 25, after suffering from cardiac arrest in his home country.

The country of Argentina is currently grief-stricken over the demise of the 1986 World Cup winner. His body arrived at the presidential palace in the country to lie in state. 

Maradona, who was born on 30 October 1960, holds a record that is nearly unmatched. He is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award.

The footballer came from humble beginnings and he received his first soccer ball as a gift at age 3 and he developed a soft spot for the game.

At age eight, Maradona was discovered by a talent scout while he was playing in his neighbourhood club, Estrella Roja. 

The footballer, at age 12, thrilled spectators with his mastery of the art of football during the halftime intermissions of first division games.

He started his career with Argentinos Juniors before joining Boca Juniors and went on to play for Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell’s Old Boys before returning to Boca in 1995.

Sadly, his life wasn’t always all sunshine and rainbows as he was addicted to cocaine from the mid-1980s until 2004.

Maradona married long-time fiancée, Claudia Villafañe, on 7 November 1984, and they had two daughters. The couple later went their separate ways in 2004.

He listed Brazilian playmaker, Rivelino and Manchester United winger George Best among his inspirations growing up.

Maradona made 91 appearances for Argentina between 1977 and 1994 and he scored 34 goals at international level before ending his career.

He had the best years of his club career in Italy, as he played a massive role in Napoli winning the Serie A title in the 1986-87 and 1989-90 seasons. 

He was the all-time leading goalscorer for Napoli, with 115 goals, until his record was broken by Marek Hamšík in 2017.

Maradona also lifted the UEFA Cup with Napoli in 1989 and he won three trophies during his time at Barca – including the Copa del Rey in 1983.

As a coach, Maradona also had stints in charge of Textil Mandiyu, Racing Club, Al-Wasl, Fujairah and Dorados de Sinaloa in Mexico before being appointed by Gimnasia de La Plata.

 

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VIDEO: Weird Controversies Trail Wedding Ceremony Of Nigerian Actor, Williams Uchemba

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More photos from Actor Williams Uchemba’s traditional wedding

Williams Uchemba and his bride, Brunella Oscar

You might have probably wondered how it feels to be a celebrity and sometimes you assume that you get to live a stress-free life filled with glitz and glamour. You might want to think again because fame comes with hidden costs. Celebrities are prone to scandals because their mistakes are often publicized and there are no two ways about it. Everyone always has something to say and this brings us to popular Nigerian actor, Williams Uchemba, who got caught right in the middle of controversies.

The controversies trailing the actor revolves around his wedding to his longtime girlfriend, Brunella Oscar. On October 31, the film star took fans by surprise when he announced his engagement. Uchemba posted a photo of himself with his mystery woman but he did not reveal her identity until later on.

Fans were delighted to officially meet the woman behind the actor’s smile. Weeks later, the actor, who journeyed down to his fiancee’s hometown in Anambra state, shared a video of himself in the company of his guards at the airport. After making his intentions known to the family of his fiancee, he paid her bride price and he took her home on Sunday 15th November 2020. Photos and videos from the traditional wedding ceremony circulated on social media indicated that it was indeed a massive success.

One particular video stood out as it grabbed the attention of some conservative social media users. In the video, the actor was seen pouring away palm wine given to him by his wife as part of the traditional wedding rites. This rubbed people off in the wrong way and they didn’t fail to express their thoughts about it.

During the Igbo traditional marriage called ‘igbankwu’, the bride carries a cup of palm wine blessed by her father, to give to her groom, who is seated among the guests. The groom is expected to drink from it. However, the actor poured the wine on the ground and he received criticisms from some netizens. 

The day for the white wedding arrived and the lovebirds exchanged their vows at Dominion City church headquarters for Lekki Phase 1 area of Lagos State. The wedding was officiated by the senior pastor of the church, David Ogbueli. The actor’s groomsmen included some celebrities like Peter Okoye, Falz, Banky W, Frank Edward and AY Makun and they all witnessed the solemnization of the couple.

Lagos socialite, Pretty Mike, caused a stir online after he showed up at the wedding ceremony with six heavily pregnant women he claimed to be his baby mamas. Interestingly, all the ladies wore matching silver outfits while Mike looked dapper in a lovely pink suit. Singer, Kcee, who was present at the event, slammed the Lagos socialite, saying that what he did was ‘rubbish’.

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#GRAMMYAWARDS: Wizkid And Beyonce’s ”BROWN SKIN GIRL” Nominated For Best Music Video

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Popular Nigerian Singer, Wizkid has gotten a Grammy Nomination and his fans can’t keep calm down about it.

The 30-year-old singer got nominated for his collaborative effort with Beyonce on ”Brown Skin Girl”.

Below are some reactions from Twitter NG ;

Dr Olufumilayo wrote ;

Brown Skin Girl has just been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Music Video.

That makes Ivy Blue the youngest nominated person for a Grammy Award.

But more importantly, that gives Wizkid a Grammy Award nomination too. If the video wins the award, Wizkid wins.

Congrats

ChemicalBoy wrote ;

Brown Skin Girl” by Beyonce, Wizkid, Saint Jhn ft Blue Ivy has been nominated for Grammy under the category of Best Music Video. Machala way

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