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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021

Kanye West Officially Changes Name To "Ye"











Kanye West officially changes his name to Ye

The artist formerly known as Kanye West will now be officially known as simply Ye.

A Los Angeles judge granted the rapper's name change request, a communications officer at the Los Angeles Superior Court confirmed.

The 44-year-old star filed the request in August, citing "personal reasons."

The rapper, best known for hits such as Gold Digger and Stronger, already used Ye as a nickname and in 2018 used it as an album title.

Shortly after the album's release, he tweeted: "The being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE."

Now he's made it official and his previous full name - Kanye Omari West - is no more.

While his Twitter handle was already Ye, his Instagram account and website were still using his previous name as of Tuesday.

As well as being a shortened version of Kanye, the new moniker also has religious significance for the star.

"I believe 'ye' is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible it means you. So it's I'm you, I'm us, it's us," he said in a 2018 interview with radio host Big Boy.

"It went from being Kanye, which means the only one, to just Ye being a reflection of our good, our bad, our confused, our everything."

Ye released his latest album Donda in August, featuring 27 tracks with a running time of two hours.

He then claimed his label, Universal Music Group, had released his much-delayed 10th studio album without his approval.





Tuesday, October 12, 2021

October 12, 2021

IPOB: Actor, Chinwetalu Agu Released From DSS Custody









The Actors Guild of Nigeria, has secured the release of Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu from the Department of State Service on Tuesday.

AGN made this known via a statement on their official page titled, “Chiwetalu Agu released to Actors Guild Of Nigeria”

The statement signed by the AGN Communication Director, Monalisa Chinda read, “The National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejezie Emeka Rollas has yet again secured the release of Actor Chiwetalu Agu from the custody of the DSS.

“On behalf of the Guild, I was at the DSS office with my colleague, the Senior special Assistant on Military Affairs and Inter Governmental Relations to the President Steve Eboh to receive Mr. Agu today.

“The elated veteran Actor thanked God for surviving the ordeal and commended the leadership of the Actors Guild of Nigeria headed by Ejezie Emeka Rollas for their relentless efforts in securing his release from the detention.”





Friday, October 8, 2021

October 08, 2021

Biafra: Actor, Chinwetalu Agu Released By Nigerian Army - Source


 

Nollywood veteran actor, Chinwetalu Agu has been released by the Nigerian Army.

The actor was arrested by troops for wearing Biafra clothing.

However, actress Chizzy Alichi while giving an update on the actor’s arrest in a post via her Instagram account said he has finally been released.

She wrote:
"Uncle Agu has been released. He is safe and sound. All thanks to God and everyone that contributed one way or the other."


Friday, August 27, 2021

August 27, 2021

Nollywood & Tinsel Star, Victor Olaotan Is Dead

 



Veteran Nollywood actor Victor Olaotan, who had a ghastly motor accident nearly four years ago, has died.

According to The Sun Newspaper, Olaotan died on Thursday, August 26.

It would be recalled that the actor was earlier flown to Turkey for prompt medical attention after he became incapacitated following the car accident he was involved in, along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.

Billionaire Femi Otedola and some well-meaning Nigerians and philanthropists, including his colleagues and fans came to his rescue financially.

Before his demise, Olaotan for about seven years breathed real life into the character of Fred Ade Williams on the Mnet flagship soap Tinsel.

Victor Olaotan who was born in Lagos in the early 50’s, studied drama at the University of Ibadan, at the Obafemi Awolowo University and at Rockets University, United States.

An accomplished stage and screen actor, Olaotan warmed his way into the consciousness of television viewers, playing the leading role in Tinsel.





Wednesday, August 25, 2021

August 25, 2021

Photo: Flight Lieutenant Chinecherem Okoronkwo, One Of The Military Officers Killed By Bandits Kaduna

 

This is Flight Lieutenant Chinecherem M. Okoronkwo, one of the officers killed by bandits who attacked Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, killing one other officer, Lieutenant Commodore Wulah and abducting Lieutenant Commodore Wulah.

Flight Lieutenant Chinecherem M. Okoronkwo


A medical laboratory scientist by profession, Flight Lieutenant Okoronkwo graduated from University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).


Until his death, he was the Head of Department, Department of Laboratory Services, Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna.



Tuesday, August 17, 2021

August 17, 2021

Afghanistan: 800 People Crammed Into A US Plane As They Escape From Kabul









US air force plane touched down safely in Qatar yesterday after carrying more than five times its suggested load when hundreds of desperate Afghan refugees flooded the plane.

Reach 871, a C-17 Globemaster III massive military cargo plane used by the US and its allies for the past 30 years, flew from Kabul International Airport late on Sunday, local time.

According to US defence officials, and photos obtained by Defence One, the crew safely evacuated more than 640 Afghan people.

Authorities believe the passenger load was likely one of the largest ever flown by a C-17.

The cargo plane had not been planning on carrying so many passengers however hundreds of Afghans, cleared to evacuate, managed to pull themselves up onto the aircraft’s half-open ramp.

A video posted on Sunday showed Afghans already in the plane pulling other people up as they all crowded around the aircraft.

Faced with either forcing the extra refugees off the aircraft or attempting to take off, “the crew made the decision to go”, an official told Defence One.

“Approximately 640 Afghan civilians disembarked the aircraft when it arrived at its destination,” another official said.

Initial reports suggested there were as many as 800 people on the plane, with audio revealing the flight crew also believed there to be up to 800 people.

Horrific scenes at Kabul Airport

Thousands of people swarmed Kabul Airport as the Taliban surrounded the Afghan capital.

A US official said a number of cargo planes took off with hundreds of people on-board.

There were also horrific scenes at the airport as desperate refugees, unable to get inside the C-17 planes, instead clung to the wings and landing gear as the aircraft took off.

Footage from Kabul Airport showed at least two people falling to their death after the planes took off.

Senior US military officials told the Associated Press at least seven people were dead at the airport, including those who fell from the departing American military transport jet.

Shortly after the scenes from the runway emerged, footage showed Afghans clamouring onto the side of the C-17 and clinging on to its undercarriage as it struggled down the tarmac.

Subsequent footage also showed people falling from the sky.


Online reports indicate at least 12 people were seen holding onto the landing gear as the plane took off. It appears most of those were young men.













Monday, August 9, 2021

August 09, 2021

If You Are A Feminist, Don't Get Married - Bishop David Oyedepo


 



The General Overseer of the Living Faith Church International aka Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has advised women against joining the feminist movement.

The clergyman who gave the advice during a sermon to his congregation stated that feminism leads to frustration and devastation.

He lamented that women of today ignore the Bible’s instruction to submit to their husbands because they think such is outdated.

According to him, when the Bible says “submit yourself to your husband in everything,” women respond saying, “No, not today, that was before. Right now, nobody can do that. We are co-heirs, male and female, no difference.”

Oyedepo continued, saying such women think they are too smart for God to lead them.

He said when they are told that “this is the way to go,” they respond saying, “No, let me educate you, God. You didn’t go to school, did you?”

The clergyman continued, “Right now, there is a feminine revolution. Then you get into feminine frustration and destiny devastation.

“You know something, no book on earth will ever overtake the Bible in currency. It is the eternal truth. While the earth remains, the truth of scriptures remains in force, you either choose to follow or go your way.

“For we can do nothing against the truth – no matter what civilisation we are talking about – but for the truth at all times.

“If feminist revolution is your vision, don’t attempt to get married, because it won’t work.”

Thursday, August 5, 2021

August 05, 2021

Prophet's Marriage Ends In 3 Months For Failing His Promise Of Sending Wife To School



Prophet's marriage reportedly ends after 3 months as wife leaves him for not keeping to his promise to send her to school


A Nigerian Prophet and his wife have reportedly gone their separate ways after only three months of marriage.

Prophet Divine Okoh, the General Overseer of Healing Grace Deliverance Ministry, Agbor, Delta state, and Happiness Nwakanma are said to have married after a whirlwind romance.

The couple reportedly met in May 2021 after Happiness left a comment on a controversial Facebook post.

They soon took their chat inbox and, from there, the prophet brought up talks about seeing Happiness' family.

They got married in the same month of May, despite reservations from the bride's family who were concerned about the short courtship period.

After the wedding, the bride, a student of Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, in Imo State, reportedly suggested to her husband that she wanted to go back to school to complete her HND program but he objected to this.

It is claimed that he had promised the bride's family that he will ensure she completes school, so his refusal to allow her to go back to school after their wedding troubled the bride.

The bride's story was shared on the popular Igbo Facebook group, Igbo di ?s?.

It was also claimed that the new bride has left the marriage after claiming that the prophet "hypnotized" her all along and she has been having spiritual attacks and strange dreams since she married him.

As reports of their marriage crisis hit the internet, Prophet Divine Okoh took to Facebook to warn people who "lay false allegations against men of God."

His last Facebook post reads: "My spiritual advice to many who has not experience the anger from the alter, never lay false aligations against men of God just to destroy who is untouchable. That is a sin against the holy Spirit which even God says it can't be forgiven.

"Person like me I won't forgive I will hurt that family spiritually until everything there dry up, u can insult me I will forgive but say anything that is not true against the church, everyone who is in support of it will will be drawn according to the scripture, is a covenant that the church is built on a rock that gate of hell shall not prevail whoever who touch the church the rock falls on the family, ( u can fight fakes prophets and go free but men of God who has never sold their soul to Satan will not forgive whoever that discouraged them.

"IAM an example I will never forgive until I see the end of that family, I swear with my life (Is just an advice to many born by Satan to destroy churches and ministers Grace are difference some are born with dangerous anointing that God does not like to see them share tears) much love from here."




The estranged couple

Saturday, July 31, 2021

July 31, 2021

Veteran Actress, Rachel Oniga is Dead

Rachael Oniga

 

The beautiful Talented Actress who still shot some scenes in a movie in Mowe ogun state earlier in the week passed on late friday night.


The news is coming at a time the movie industry is grappling with mixed issues and after mourning the death of another entertainer, Sound Sultan, who passed on early this month.


The cause of Oniga’s death was unknown at the time of this report.


Oniga, who was a veteran actress, featured in over a hundred movies.



A family source revealed how veteran Nigerian actress, Rachael Oniga passed on. The source, who pleaded anonymity, said the popular actress died in Lagos.


It was also learnt that the light skinned talented thespian gave up the ghost early Saturday morning at her residence after being in and out of hospital for an undisclosed illness.


Her family is said to be devastated by the shock of her death, although they are yet to issue an official statement.



Sunday, September 13, 2020

September 13, 2020

It's Day 10 In Cross River Without A Chief Judge, Confirm And Swear-In Justice Ikpeme Now - Grassroot Reporters Editorial Board


Justice Akon Ikpeme, the most senior judge who was recommended by the National Judicial Commission (NJC) for appointment as substantive Chief Judge was rejected by Governor Ben Ayade, through the Cross River State House of Assembly on grounds of being a non-indigene and a security risk, even though she is married to a Cross Riverian and has lived all her life in Cross River State. Her mother is from Calabar Municipality and she has served Cross River State in various capacities.

Many have condemned the action of Governor Ben Ayade and the state assembly, wondering why same was not applied to some appointees of the government such as Dr Betta Edu, Cross River State Health Commissioner who is said to come from one of the south eastern states but married to a Cross Riverian from Abi LGA; and many other appointees of government who are not from Cross River State.

Some have alluded her non confirmation to ethnic consideration, saying the sole reason is because the government doesn't want someone from the southern senatorial district to reoccupy the post shortly afterJustice Michael Edem, former occupant of the post, who also hails from the same zone.

The judiciary in Cross River State has been crippled due to this vacuum.

Grassroot Reporters hereby appeal to Governor Ben Sir Benedict Ayade and the State Assembly to save the state this embarrassment. Justice Ikpeme should be cleared immediately and sworn-in as substantive Chief Judge of Cross River State.