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Stop using my illness to scam people – Mr Ibu

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John Okafor aka Mr Ibu

Actor John Okafor aka Mr Ibu has cried out against persons using his sick condition to scam unsuspecting Nigerians.

The comic act, who is undergoing treatment at Zenith Medical and Kidney Centre, Abuja accused fraudulent individuals of taking advantage of his illness to enrich themselves in a video.

He said he was not the one soliciting for funds especially with his Instagram page which he said has been hacked.

He said his condition isn’t as critical as some persons are making it to be.

Mr Ibu said: “Some people have sold me like this…they don’t even want to hear from me. All they do is to sell me free of charge. The devil! It won’t work.

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“God has risen me up…God has risen me up. I am here with my wife. I haven’t gone anywhere to beg anyone for money.

Mr Ibu added: “I am not saying that all my friends who pay me a visit cannot give me money. They can give me money, no problem.

“But not as critical as they are talking about. So, anybody whose business is to criticise my sickness and take advantage of it, they should stop it.

I can walk now just that I cannot run. Please….

His wife Stella Maris Okafor, said: “And please, his Instagram account has been hacked. Anybody using that account to collect money or doing any sort of thing, please stop it! You people should stop it, please. Verify very well before you start acting.

“If you want to do anything like he said, any good person or family members or well-wishers that want to help him should come to the hospital. Or better still call him. And you can even call me and give it directly to me.”

“And let my account officer call me”, Mr Ibu chipped in

Ibu has had health issues in the past which according to him almost sent him to an early grave.

In 2020, he recounted his near-death experience after he was poisoned by his staff whom he alleged was paid by his kinsmen to murder him.

The comic actor who spoke with Nigize TV attributed his still being alive to God as he explained the reason behind his protruding stomach.

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He said: “I don’t take alcohol up till now. Some people say I don’t take alcohol yet my stomach is big. It was after they gave me that poison. It was bigger than this before. If you had seen it, it was like a foam. I took medicine and it began to come down. Before I wasn’t able to see my legs.

“They took me to Nnewi, saying we had a show. They held me there and beat me up. They beat me and then inserted poison in my mouth and ran away, leaving me there. It was my boys and dancers that came and carried me home. It was in Enugu that I woke up. God said no, you are not going yet.”

He added: “Here in my office, they brought the first poison, I took it. I was falling around and nobody came to ask. Even the workers did not enter here even though they were hearing me fall around. I vomited something in my bathroom.

“They gave me the second one, The people that gave me are the people working with me. I swallowed another one unknowingly because I never suspected them until when God opened my eyes.

“They paid them and gave them enough money to make sure they eliminate me. All these plans are from Enugu, my towns people and age grades that are surprised that I can own some things, build some houses, buy house in Lagos. They asked them to go and kill me.”

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Singer Kizz Daniel arrested in Tanzania

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Singer and songwriter, Oluwatobiloba Daniel, aka Kizz Daniel

Singer and songwriter, Oluwatobiloba Daniel, aka Kizz Daniel, has been allegedly arrested in Tanzania after failing to show up for a paid concert in the country.

Fans of the singer who had gathered at the venue of his advertised show in Tanzania left in anger and trashed the place after he failed to show up, viral videos have shown.

The Buga crooner was scheduled to perform at the Warehouse, Old Nextdoor Arena in Tanzania, on Sunday night, as part of his Afro Classic World Tour.

Following his failure to show up, a video of angry fans trashing the show’s venue had trended earlier.

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In fresh videos trending on Twitter, however, the singer wearing a hooded jacket was seen being led into a police vehicle.

Voices could be heard in the background of the videos stating their displeasure with the singer’s attitude.

An angry voice was saying, “You will go in for it. You’ve caused damage in this country. I warned you yesterday.”

Though the singer is yet to address the situation, his fans have knocked him concerning his actions.

A tweep, @poojamedia, said, “Kizz Daniel does it in Nigeria, arrives late for shows & na beg he go just beg. E don carry Naija mentality enter Tanzania, dem don arrest am.”

Another tweep, @olamideofficial said, “The last time I said Kizz Daniel needs to fix up. Some people came for my head. Here we are again. Talent is never enough. If there is something causing these constant issues, it needs to be fixed.”

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Why Beauty was disqualified from BBNaija Season 7

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Big Brother housemate, Beauty Tukura, was Sunday night disqualified after the ex-beauty queen had engaged in another brawl with fellow housemates after Saturday party.

The heated argument raised concerns that Biggie could issue her a second strike. She got the first strike last week for physically attacking Ilebaye.

Beauty, who appeared to be intoxicated, tongue lashed her love interest, Groovy.

She said Groovy’s dick is very small, and yelled at Phyna, other housemates who attempted to caution her.
This eventually led to her eviction from the ‘Level up’ edition as it is against BBNaija rules to engage in physical fight or use violence in the house.

 

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Keyamo’s outburst disappointing, FG misinforming Nigerians –ASUU

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Prof Emmanuel Osodeke and Festus Keyamo

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has dared the Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo (SAN), to list some of the actions taken by the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), to end the ongoing strike by the union.

The union also accused the Federal Government of not having the interest of Nigerians at heart.

Sunday PUNCH reports that Keyamo, the activist-turned-politician, during an interview on Channels TV had said the Federal Government had done all within its power to end the strike by ASUU.

Keyamo had also appealed to parents and guardians to “beg” the union while adding that the government had no plans to borrow to meet their demands.

ASUU declared a strike on Monday, February 14, 2022, at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

The union blamed the government for failing to meet some of the lingering demands that it had presented before the suspension of its 2020 industrial action.

Some of the demands include the release of revitalisation funds for universities, release of earned academic allowances for the staff of universities, release of white paper of the visitation panel to universities, deployment of the University Transparency Accountability System for the payment of the salaries and allowances of lecturers, renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU/FGN agreement; stoppage to the proliferation of universities by lawmakers and other government officials.

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Replying to Keyamo’s claims, the National President of ASUU, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, in an interview with Sunday PUNCH in Abuja, expressed disappointment at the claims by the minister.

“When I listened to him yesterday, I felt very disappointed. We are in a country where someone who has risen in the legal profession can come out to completely misinform the public. It is so sad and I feel so pained.

“We are challenging him to mention one of the things the government has done on all the issues that led to the strike. How much has been released for the revitalisation fund for universities? How much has been released for the payment of the earned academic allowances? Has the visitation panel report been released? This is a demand that does not even have to do with money,” he said.

He added, “Have they signed the agreement that was negotiated between their team and ASUU? On the issue of IPPIS and UTAS, have the results been made available? These are the questions Nigerians have to ask them. The demands that don’t have to do with money, have they met those demands?

“I am so disappointed. This is someone who was on the street fighting for the poor Nigerians until he joined politics. This same man has turned around to fight the Nigerian people. We challenge him to tell the Nigerian people what the government has done concerning the seven demands that were listed. It is so sad, and that is why Nigeria is where it is today.

“These people do not have the interest of Nigerians at heart. Nigeria is battling all manner of things. Insecurity, education is on lockdown. They have not released one kobo, I’m saying this with all due respect. The government has not released one kobo to any university since the strike started, but you are giving N1.14 billion worth of vehicles to government officials in the Niger Republic.

“You know why they don’t believe in Nigerians. If their children were to be in our schools, they would have done something”.

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