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Updated: Photos: Kano agog for Yusuf Buhari, Zahra’s presidential wedding

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As important personalities across the country land in Kano for the glamorous wedding of Yusuf Buhari on Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari’s only son, with his heartthrob, Princess Zahra, security operatives have taken strategic positions in the ancient northern city to ensure a hitch-free ceremony.

Yusuf is getting married to Zahra, daughter of Alhaji Nasir Bayero, Emir of Bichi, who is also a brother to the incumbent Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero.

The lovebirds were said to have met each other in the United Kingdom. Yusuf attended University of Surrey (UK) and Zahra studied Architecture.

Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano hosted several private jets of guests that flew into the city for the presidential wedding.

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who arrived at the Aminu Kano International Airport and received by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano, is leading top government officials to wait for President Buhari, who is expected to come in through Yola, Adamawa State.

Buhari left Abuja for Yola to condole with the family of Ahmad Joda, elder statesman, who died last week.

Several dignitaries, including governors and ministers, are thronging Kano to attend the event.

Femi Fani-Kayode, a Buhari critic, announced via his Facebook page that he arrived in Kano on Thursday to attend the ceremony.

Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, led the presidency team to the wedding. Others in the delegation are Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (retd.); Minister of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono; Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika; Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, as well as senior presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu.

Apart from the wedding, Nasir Ado-Bayero will be decorated as the new Emir of Bichi on Saturday, where he will receive his staff of office from Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

 

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Meet 22-year-old Kano prince, who marries two wives same day

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A 22-year-old Kano prince, Mustapha Ado Bayero, has caused an ‘upset’ as he marries two wives same day.

Mustapha, saïd to be suffering from congenital hemiplegia or unilateral motor disability, is the last son of the late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, and younger brother of current emir, Aminu Ado Bayero.
The prince tied the knot with the his two beautiful brides, Badi’a Tasiu Adam and Fatima Ibrahim Adam, at Markaz Imamu Bukhari Mosque, Rijiyar Zaki and Tsakuwa Juma’a Mosque, Kano, on Saturday.
The young Bayero was famous for sitting with his late father in a horse-drawn carriage during durbars.

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Lupus: I’m a devout Muslim, never attended church for healing – Kemi Afolabi

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Kemi Afolabi

Actress Kemi Afolabi has debunked rumours that she attended a popular church to get healed from lupus, a disease she has battled for months.

Afolabi noted that she was a devout Muslim and had a personal relationship with Allah, as she asked her fans to debunk the reports.

The actress was reacting to a viral picture which showed a lady being prayed for by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Loveworld Incorporated, popularly known as Christ Embassy.

Accompanied with the picture was a report that the actress received her healing during a miracle service.

On her Instagram page on Sunday, she wrote, “Since the news of my illness became public, I have gotten reports of different misinformation and false narratives out there.

“I have ignored it as my focus is on my well-being and health. I am a devout Muslim who believes in calling on God and seeking his face in times of need, this I have done consistently and JOY is certain in the end.

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“Sometime ago, a picture was circulating online insinuating that I had visited Christ Embassy Church for healing.

“I paid no attention to it because I didn’t see visiting a church or getting prayers from a pastor as a bad thing. After all we all serve the same God, I believe.”

However, the actress stated that she received a “disturbing comment” after she posted a video of herself doing her “personal Islamic supplications.”

The comment read, “Why you no tell Allah to heal you then? Why did you run to church? Alfa no dey mosque them na.”

Sharing a screenshot of the chat, she said, “Fast forward to Friday, I posted a video of me doing my personal Islamic supplications, @officialeelahandsome dropped a very disturbing comment today asking if I had just remembered that I was a Muslim or where was Islam when I was seeking solutions from the Church.

“I was stunned at how insensitive humans could get just to score religion points which can simply be considered as blasphemy.

“I personally would like to use this medium to debunk such a false narrative. Never was there a time that I attended a church for healing. The picture circulating online is not me and I want everyone to please disregard it.

“I have a personal relationship with Allah, I don’t need anyone to get through to him.”

In early 2022, the actress disclosed her illness and her colleagues in the Nollywood industry have set up a fundraiser on behalf of her treatment.

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How I used my boxing skill to teach unruly fan lesson — Ogogo

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Veteran actor, Taiwo Hassan, aka Ogogo

Veteran actor, Taiwo Hassan, aka Ogogo, has spoken on how he used his boxing skill to teach an unruly fan a lesson in Ilaro, Ogun State.

In a video that went viral online, the actor could be seen fighting with a lout who was said to have demanded money from him.

Sharing his side of the story on his Instagram page, Ogogo wrote, “Before bloggers pick this up, let me tell my side of the story and the truth.

“I was in Ilaro, my hometown, for the inspection of a project, after which some unknown guys walked up to me for the normal appraisals. ‘We watch your movie’, ‘give up (us) money’, ‘We watched you all through our childhood’. As actors, we hear these every day.

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“I offered all I had on me and one of them dragged me by my ‘agbada’ and demanded for an amount I could not pay. I asked him to leave me, but he said, ‘Do your worse (sic)’. The rest is story (sic).”

The actor also seized the opportunity to plead with fans who are in the habit of harassing celebrities. He wrote, “Please, stop harassing actors (and other) entertainers.

“Do you pay anyone for doing your job? No. It is our job too. Accept all we offer when we do. Remember, once a boxer, always a boxer.”

When Sunday Scoop put a call through to the actor, he said he was on a movie set and promised to get back to our correspondent.

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