Korra Obidi: Divorce not for the weak-minded (Nation)
Popular American-based dancer, Korra Obidi, has offered insights into some of the painstaking and consequences of divorce.
In March, she divorced, a month after she gave birth to her last child.
The mother of two had accused her husband, Justin Dean of physically assaulting her.
But Dean, via Facebook live, maintained that he didn’t assault her physically but admitted calling her names.
The dancer and her estranged husband, Justin Dean, has always been at social media war following claims of cheating and domestic violence.
Via a video she posted on her platform she cried out that her children has been taken away from her for some days now and that it has left her broken.
“Don’t get divorced. It is not for the weak. Separated from your 6 months old for a whole week. I have been trying to keep my composure but last night I got broken because I saw strangers touching my child. It really broke me,” she said in a tears filled voice. Read more
I needed money for baby items, says photographer arrested over car theft (Vanguard)
A 41-year-old robbery suspect, Sunakmi Adeoye, currently cooling off inside one of the cells at the Lagos State Police Command, has revealed that he went into crime for funds to purchase baby items for his pregnant wife.
According to Adeoye, who was arrested alongside Kamurudeen Kadiri, 30, and Owoseni Adekunle, 27, “Aro got me involved in the operation after I complained to him that I needed cash to take care of my pregnant wife, and also purchase baby items as she will soon put to bed.
“He told me we were going for a robbery operation and I agreed to be part of it because he assured me that I will get money from it. I am a photographer, but I need help.”
Explaining further, Adeoye said “It was Aro that introduced me to Kamurudeen and Owoseni. I didn’t know them before the robbery operation. Read more
Aja, Lekki, others to experience blackout as TCN begins maintenance work (ThisDay)
Residents of Aja, Lekki, Badore and other areas in Lagos state will be cut off from the national power supply system for about 12 hours daily, extending for a three-day period, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said yesterday.
The wholly government-owned entity, in a statement by the General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, stressed that the outage will take place between September 7 and September 9 between 7am and 7pm.
Aside Aja, Lekki and Badore, other areas which will be likely impacted by the maintenance work include Sangotedo,Jakande, Chevron, parts of Victoria Island and Agungi.
According to the TCN, the repair work will include the relocation of Egbin/Aja 330kV Line 3 to a spare Omotosho 330kV line 2 bay as well as the repair of gas leakage on one of the isolators in the substation.
“The Transmission Company of Nigeria plans to carry out maintenance work in Aja substation from Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th September, 2022, from 7am to 7pm daily.
Tinubu transformed Lagos with blueprint – APC Group (Channels)
An All Progressives Congress group, the South-West Grand Alliance For Tinubu-Shettima 2023, has said that though APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, did not found Lagos State, he transformed the state with his “blueprint”.
The group’s Executive Director, Wole Badmus, said this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Wednesday.
“Nobody is claiming that Tinubu is the founder of Lagos. Nobody is saying that Tinubu is the person that discovered Lagos; what we are saying is that Tinubu became governor at a time when Lagos was on the brink of collapse. He became governor at a time when the infrastructural decay in Lagos was unprecedented,” Badmus said.
“We are not saying that Tinubu brought Lagos; what we are saying is that Tinubu transformed Lagos and people must face that reality,” he added. Read more
Mechanic missing in Lagos community, family panics (Punch)
The family of a 21-year-old Mechanic, Mutardoh Abdulsalam, has been panicking after he went missing on his way to work in the Ginti area of Ijede, Ikorodu, Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Mutardoh, who worked as a mechanic at Ginti, Ijede, left his home around 8am but did not return to his family.
Worried by the development, his family members, while searching for his whereabouts, visited his workplace where the victim’s boss and colleagues said Mutardoh never showed up at work.
Mutardoh’s mother, Idayatu, who spoke to our correspondent on Monday, said a cleric informed her that her son had been allegedly kidnapped. Read more
Family demands justice for breadwinner killed by community security (Sun)
The family of Mr. Edward Ekecareah who died as a result of stabbing by a man identified as Godspower, a suspected member of OSPAC, a local vigilance group, in Chococho community, in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State, has demanded for justice.
The incident occurred last week Tuesday, following a disagreement between the victim and a woman that engaged him (Edward) in a menial job.
Daugther of the deceased, Joy Edward, on Wednesday, disclosed that they were also in need of
help because they had lost their breadwinner.
Joy lamented: “My dad worked for a particular woman last week Saturday. So, the woman told him that she had just half of the money which was N6,500. The work is supposed to be N12,000.
“The woman gave him N6,500 remaining N5,500. And the woman told him that she would give you the balance on Sunday.
“My Dad called the woman on Sunday she did not pick. He called her on Monday, she did not pick. So, when he came back from work on Tuesday, he decided to go to the woman’s place to demand the money, since she was not picking his calls. Read more
Showmax appoints Opeoluwa Filani as GM for Nigeria operations (Independent)
African video streaming service, Showmax, has announced the appointment of Opeoluwa Filani as General Manager for its Nigeria operations.
The appointment is a pivotal one as it makes Filani the first ever General Manager in Nigeria for the streaming app, which has continued to expand its presence and investment in the country.
Announcing Filani’s appointment, Yolisa Phahle, the CEO of MultiChoice Connected Video, said: “We’ve witnessed unprecedented growth in our paying subscriber base over the past year, and it’s become even more important to have a dedicated team at the helm of affairs of Showmax in one of our most important markets.
Opeoluwa brings many years of relevant experience and a refreshing perspective to business development. Read more
Atiku, Wike issue resolved; NWC ‘ll take decision — PDP guber candidates (Vanguard)
Kaduna State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Isa Mohammed Ashiru, has said the issues between the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State have been resolved.
He added that they were now ready to meet with the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, to make a decision.
Ashiru was speaking following Tuesday night’s meeting he and 16 other PDP governorship candidates had with Wike in Port Harcourt, days after first meeting with the party’s presidential flag bearer and former Vice President, Atiku.
Ashiru, speaking on behalf of the team of PDP guber candidates after the closed door meeting with Wike, said: “It was fruitful and an open discussion with sincerity. Read more
Robbers attack banks in Kogi (Leadership)
Suspected over 20 armed robbers yesterday attacked some commercial banks in Ankpa, Kogi State.
The robbers allegedly operated for one and half hours in the town, which is the headquarters of Ankpa local government area
Sources in the town informed LEADERSHIP that the robbers arrived the area in three vehicles while others were on motorcycles.
It was gathered that they entered Ankpa through the eastern flank, blocked all exit routes and operated uninterrupted.
Sources said the police station in the town was earlier attacked by the robbers on their way to the affected banks with heavy gunshots.
“After robbing the banks for about an hour, they drove violently out of Ankpa with unending gunshots. They left Ankpa through Okpo in Olamaboro local government area, but nobody knows their destination as the shots were too heavy for the police to confront,” one of the sources said.
The police could not be reached last night for details of the ugly incident. Read more
Jennifer Lawrence says she’ll always be paid less in Hollywood “because of my vagina” (NME)
Jennifer Lawrence has voiced her frustration with the gender pay gap in Hollywood, stating she’ll always be paid less “because of my vagina”.
Speaking to Vogue for their October cover story, the Oscar-winning star acknowledged that actors of her level of fame are “often” overpaid but that she still finds the difference “bothersome”.
“It doesn’t matter how much I do. I’m still not going to get paid as much as that guy, because of my vagina?” she said.
Her comments come following reports that she earned $5million (£4.4million) less than Leonardo DiCaprio for the Netflix movie Don’t Look Up. The pair starred together in the 2021 Adam McKay comedy about two scientists who warn the world of an approaching comet with the potential to wipe out all human life. Read more
Hugh Jackman says reading “The Son” was a “feeling like a fire in my gut” (THR)
Hugh Jackman says he was driven to reach out directly to Florian Zeller to ask if he could star in The Son, the playwright-turned-filmmaker’s sophomore feature following his acclaimed — and Oscar-winning — directorial debut The Father.
Like The Father, The Son was adapted from one of Zeller’s plays, this time tackling the subject of depression and centering on 17-year-old Nicholas — newcomer Zen McGrath — whose growing struggle with mental health begins to devastate the lives of his New York lawyer father Peter (Jackman) and mother Kate (Laura Dern). Vanessa Kirby, meanwhile, plays Beth, Pete’s new partner, the arrival of whom and his parent’s divorce Nicholas largely blames for his deteriorating condition.
Speaking at the film’s press conference in Venice ahead of its world premiere on Wednesday evening, Jackman said he’d seen The Father and had almost appeared in one of Zeller’s plays, but the script for The Son gave him a rare burning desire that told him he had to play Peter. Read more
Nickelback unleash new song ‘San Quentin’ from 10th album ‘Get Rollin’ (PlanetRock)
After teasing music last week, Nickelback have unleashed their new song ‘San Quentin’ from their 10th studio album ‘Get Rollin’.
Powered by crunching riffs and thunderous beats, ‘San Quentin’ showcases the harder side of Nickelback’s musical palette and picks up where their 2017 album ‘Feed the Machine’ left off.
Reflecting the music, ‘San Quentin’ was inspired after Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger met a real-life warden from the notorious high security California prison
‘San Quentin’ is the first taster of Nickelback’s 10-track 10th studio album ‘Get Rollin’, which lands on Friday 18th November via BMG. Read more
Michael Jackson was ‘taking too many pills’ before he died, says singer Akon (DailyStar)
Singer Akon has opened up about why Michael Jackson was taking pills in the lead-up to his death.
The chart-topper told the US Sun how the iconic singer had wanted to put on the “greatest show on earth” for his fans as he prepared for his 2009 London concert residency before his untimely death and his excitement had stopped him from being able to sleep.
Akon, 49, has now admitted that he believes MJ’s obsession with work contributed to the overdose of anaesthetic Propofol and benzodiazepines that led to his death in June 2009.
The Locked Up singer has spoken out ahead of the release of a new documentary which looks in detail at the circumstances surrounding Michael’s death. Read more
Adam Levine expecting third child with his Victoria’s Secret model wife Behati Prinsloo (Mirror)
Adam Levine and his wife Behati Prinsloo are expecting their third child together.
The Maroon 5 frontman, 43, and his Victoria’s Secret model belle, 34, are adding to their brood. They already share two daughters together – Dusty Rose, 5, and Gio Grace, 4.
The news of their third child was confirmed by PEOPLE and comes after the pair stepped out for lunch in Santa Barbara. The mom-to-be showed off her sweet growing baby bump in a silk floral dress and leather crop top.
The pair had previously been open about the possibility of adding to their family of four. In November, the model spoke to Entertainment Tonight and said: ” We always knew we wanted a second one. Read more
Peter Straub, Bestselling novelist and ‘The Talisman’ co-author, dies at 79 (TheWrap)
Peter Straub, a bestselling novelist who co-authored two beloved books with Stephen King, has died at the age of 79.
Straub’s daughter, Emma Straub, also a novelist, confirmed the news Tuesday on her Instagram account.
According to The New York Times, his wife, Susan Straub, said his death was caused by complications from breaking a hip. He died at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
Fellow writers and collaborators have been mourning the author’s death on social media, including Neil Gaiman, who was one of the first to express his sadness at Straub’s death (“Always kind, funny, irascible, brilliant,” Gaiman said). Read more
Pakistani authorities battle to stop biggest lake overflowing after floods (France24)
One third of Pakistan has been engulfed by flooding. Pakistani authorities are battling to stop their biggest lake from overflowing. France 24’s correspondents Shazaib Wahlah and Sonia Ghezali report from Sindh province.
This is the worst flooding in the history of Pakistan.
Hundreds of villages are now underwater. More than 1,300 people have died as a result of the flooding, the majority of them women and children. Some 33 million people have been affected by the flooding.
Rescuers in Sindh province are trying to help locals still stuck in towns in the southern district of Dadu. The boats fill up fast with people seeking refuge. Read more
Rafael Nadal hints he may take break from tennis after shock US Open loss (TennisWorld)
Rafael Nadal has hinted that he may take a break from tennis as he plans to return to Spain and “fix life things.” On Monday, Nadal concluded his US Open run after Frances Tiafoe handed him a shock 6-4 4-6 6-4 6-3 defeat in the last-16.
While Nadal was in the United States, his wife reportedly suffered a scare during her pregnancy. According to latest reports, Nadal’s wife is doing better now and even the Spaniard confirmed over the weekend that his wife was “fine.”
“I need to fix things, life, then I don’t know when I’m going to come back,” Nadal said after his US Open exit. “I’m going to try to be ready mentally. When I feel that I will be ready to compete again, I will be there.
Of course, this was not the ideal preparation for me. But in other cases it went the right way, even with not the perfect preparation, no? We can’t find excuses. We need to be enough [of a] critic with ourselves. That’s the only way to improve or that’s the only way that I understand you are able to find solutions. Read more
Football Devt: Minister calls for partnership, presents 10 years masterplan to NWFL club owners (Leadership)
The Minister of youth and sports development, Mr Sunday Dare, has called for more private participation in the ownership and development of football clubs in the country.
He made the call in his office while presenting the 10 Year Football Master Plan to the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) club owners on Monday in Abuja.
The minister stated that the involvement of private individuals and companies in the game of football, which is greatly loved by Nigerians, through the ownership of clubs was the spice needed to develop the game and enable it to flourish unhindered.
According to him, the Nigerian government, like most countries of the world, allows for private participation and ownership of football clubs to enhance the development of the game, as no country in the world can achieve full development of contemporary football alone. Read more
Manuel Akanji gives verdict on working with Pep Guardiola and Erling Haaland at Man City (MEN)
Manchester City debutant Manuel Akanji believes there is no limit to Erling Haaland’s potential as he offered an insight into his former Borussia Dortmund teammate’s off-field approach.
Akanji followed Haaland from Dortmund to City this summer, and revealed how Haaland texted him to persuade him to make the transfer on deadline day. After making his debut at Sevilla this week, Akanji spoke highly of Haaland and told City how to get the best out of him.
“At this point [finding the words] is hard,” he said, explaining how he was not surprised at all to see Haaland silence doubters yet again.
“I have played with him for two-and-a-half years and a lot of people asked whether he can score goals at this level when he came to Dortmund and then they said that he needs to do this in the Premier League as well and he keeps on doing it. I think it is hard to doubt him anymore at this point. Read more
Former Everton flop James Rodriguez has agreed to join Galatasaray on loan from Qatari side Al-Rayyan (DailyMail)
Former Real Madrid star James Rodriguez has reportedly agreed a loan move to Galatasaray, who would become the ninth club of his career.
The 31-year-old is currently playing for Qatari side Al-Rayyan but appears keen on a return to Europe following a year in the Middle East.
Last week he declared that he would ‘walk from Qatar’ and take a pay cut to sign for Spanish side Valencia.
According to Turkish journalist Yagiz Sabuncuoglu, Galatasaray have signed Rodriguez on loan but negotiations continue over how his £5.2m-a-year wages will be split. Read more
Tyson Fury delivers fight date ultimatum ahead of Anthony Joshua clash (Express)
Tyson Fury has rejected Anthony Joshua’s December 17 fight date request and has countered it with two alternative offers. The Gypsy King affirmed that he will only stage the contest on November 26 at Wembley Stadium or on December 3 in Cardiff.
Fury offered Joshua a shot at his WBC title at the back end of this year after Oleksandr Usyk confirmed he would be out of action until 2023. The challenge was verbally accepted by AJ and an official proposal was sent out by Frank Warren the next day.
All of the terms were accepted with the exception of the date which was originally given as November 12. AJ’s team countered with the request to push it back one month to December 17 but that has since been denied by Fury.
Speaking to talkSPORT, The Gypsy King said: “I have seen that they are trying to wriggle a little bit with the date because we officially have Manchester United’s football ground booked for the 12th of November, however, they are saying that is too short. Read more
4 female drivers given F3 tests as part of diversity plan (PlanetF1)
Four female drivers will be given an F3 test in Formula 3 later this month as part of an ongoing plan to boost diversity.
W Series drivers Abbi Pulling, Chloe Chambers and Tereza Babickova, alongside Formula 4 and Formula Regional driver Hamda Al Qubaisi will take to the track at Magny-Cours, France on September 16 and 17.
It is the second time that a test like this has been run and is part of a larger diversity plan to give better access to more female drivers.
Each driver will be testing for a full day, with two cars on track per day, with the aim to introduce them to the category, its car and different set-ups, along with the demands and challenges of its environment. Read more
“I will be ready in December” AJ responds to Fury (Sky)
Anthony Joshua says he would be ready to fight Tyson Fury ‘in December’ after the WBC champion proposed a “Battle of Britain” heavyweight clash.
Talks had begun to match Fury, the WBC titlist, with Oleksandr Usyk, the Ukrainian who beat Joshua last month to defend the unified WBO, WBA and IBF belts, in an undisputed heavyweight championship fight.
But it has emerged that Usyk will not be able to box again this year. It leaves Fury looking for an opponent. He wants to be former champion Joshua next.
“I think you’ve all heard that I’m going to be fighting soon within the next few months,” Fury said. Read more