“Many are mad and many are roaming on social media.”
Ace comedian, Atunyota Akpobome better known as Ali Baba, has narrated his battle with COVID-19, which confined him to an isolation centre in the last Christmas celebration.
He said many people died in his isolation centre. He therefore urged people to protect themselves against the infection by obeying all COVID-19 safety protocols.
He shared his experience in a video posted on his verified Instagram page, warning that the second wave of the pandemic is deadlier than the first wave.
He said, “2020 was a tough year but we have made it through and God has kept us alive. COVID is real and my sympathies go to those who have lost loved ones.
“Please, be aware the next wave of COVID, the new strain that is around now, is deadlier than the one that came before because it mutated.
“The people that are going about carrying on like they don’t have COVID; they are asymptomatic and they will spread it to you. You may not have the immunity that some people have and as such, you may not be seeing it that this thing is killing.
“Let me tell you, people are dying every day. Those numbers you see are not fake.
“I spent all my Christmas in isolation. COVID is real. I was in Room 4 and I can tell you that from Room 1 to 5, a number of people were taken out because they died. I have spoken with people who attended parties and two days later died. This COVID is real.
“If the G.O. (General Overseer) is wearing a mask and he is telling people to be careful. Are you more prayerful than the G.O.? Anybody that tells you COVID is a scam, don’t listen to the person. COVID is killing and people are dying, you need to be careful and protect yourself.”
Veteran Canadian singer, Celine Dion, has opened up on her battle with Stiff Person Syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes one’s muscles to tense uncontrollably.
The 54-year-old made the announcement in a video on her Instagram page on Thursday, where she disclosed that her 2023 shows had been moved to 2024.
She noted that the rare disease, which occurs in one in a million people, had caused her to have spasms.
The Power of Love singer said, “Hello everyone, I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to reach out to you. I miss you all so much and can’t wait to be on stage talking to you in person.
“As you know I’ve always been an open book and I wasn’t ready to say anything before but I’m ready now.
“I’ve been dealing with problems with my health for a long time and it’s been really difficult for me to face my challenges and to talk about everything that I’ve been going through.
“Recently, I’ve been diagnosed with a very rare neurological disorder called the stiff person syndrome which affects one in a million people.
“While we’re still learning about this rare condition, we now know this is what’s been causing all the spasms I’ve been having.”
The caption of the video read, “Celine Dion reschedules Spring 2023 shows to 2024, and cancels eight of her summer 2023 shows.”
Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, caused a stir on the Internet when she openly declared her support for the All Progressives Congress and its candidates in the 2023 elections.
The actress had on Wednesday shared pictures of herself with the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announcing her membership as part of the APC women presidential campaign team.
Her husband, Odi Okojie, is also an APC candidate for the Esan North East/ South East federal constituency in Edo State.
Sharing the photos from the campaign, the actress wrote, “Earlier today, I joined His Excellency, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the incredible women leaders that make up the APC ‘Women Presidential Campaign Team’ at the APC women Southwest Rally.
“As a woman, wife to an APC candidate @princeodiokojie and mother, I am confident in the APC plan for women which is in line with the 35% affirmative action for women.
“From the goodwill messages and conversations with the women leaders, I was opportuned to hear from the horse’s mouth and I have renewed hope and confidence in the good intentions, great plans and actions to follow for the women of Nigeria and for the people of Nigeria.”
Her post, however, did not go down well with many fans who took to Twitter to condemn the actress’ decision, making ‘Mercy Johnson’ one of the trending topics on Thursday.
A tweep, @odyloveth, said, “End Sars – Mercy Johnson will not talk. Flood in her state that half of her community people were dying, she was mute. Police brutality, she will not talk.
“Today Mercy Johnson is telling us that APC have plans for us in 2023. I blame those rating these celebrities.”
Advising the actress to focus only on her husband, @eseohe_k tweeted, “No one is saying Mercy Johnson shouldn’t support her husband’s political career. She should not just try to sell APC to us. Campaign for your husband alone. Talking about ‘as a woman, I’m confident in the APC plan for women’.”
However, some fans stated that the actress was free to support whoever she wanted to, as they justified her actions.
@isaacafrica_ said, “While I’m for Peter Obi, I wouldn’t expect Mercy Johnson to support a party other than her husband’s. It’s one of the reasons her marriage works.
“This isn’t about party affiliation. It’s about who’s working in the best interest of Nigerians. Why can’t she be light within APC?”
Another tweep, @mrlurvy, said, “Mercy Johnson’s husband is flying the flag of the APC in his constituency. But you expect Mercy to support another party right? So that she can get retweets and likes?
“Many are mad and many are roaming on social media.”
Seun Kuti has dared the First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari to send men of the Department of State Security to arrest him while calling her fat and alleging that she used money meant for Nigerians to get fat.
He shared a video dragging Aisha on social media days after Muhammed Aminu, a final-year student in the Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology, Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, was picked up and arraigned in court for sharing a post on Twitter sometime in June this year, where he called the first lady fat.
Aminu had shared a photo of Aisha on his handle and tweeted in Hausa “Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi”, which loosely translate as “Mama has fed fat on poor people’s money.”
Reacting to the incident, Seun who is the son of legendary afrobeat singer, Fela Kuti, dared The First Lady to send her DSS to arrest him as he called her fat.
”You are fat and it is our money you use to get fat.
“Send your DSS come this side.
“If you no send that your DSS come this side you nor get sense, you be goat.
“Aisha Buhari you are fat!”
“That woman should be in jail.
“If Aisha Buhari is not in jail, then there is nothing like law in Nigeria.
“If Aisha Buhari is not thrown in jail for abuse of office….she doesn’t even have an office.
“Constitutionally, there is nothing such as the office of the first lady.
“This is a major office they use our money to waste on their wives so their wives will not monitor them and their girlfriends, mounting everything with holes…male and females..
“These girlfriends are not only females.
“There are males and there are females.”
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