‘There’s more to his death, we will ensure that the truth of the matter comes to light’ Tagbo’s family releases official statement


The Family of a friend of Davido and actress Caroline Danjuma’s lover, Tagbo Umeike, has released an official statement, concerning his death and all the controversies it’s generated. The statement released by Mrs Araka on behalf of the family, says recent development have shown that there is more to the death of their son and that they would ensure that the truth of the matter comes to light. Read the statement below…

“We, the family of Tagbo Ifeatuchukwu Umeike, received the shocking news of the passing of our brother on October 3 at about 8:55p.m., several hours after his demise. Since his passing, there have been several stories making the rounds, especially on social media, regarding Tagbo’s personality and the circumstances concerning his death. For a family that is trying to come to terms with the passing of their loved one, some disparaging and unfounded comments and statements about his personality and life, especially from individuals who did not even know Tagbo, have been received with a lot of sadness.

“Tagbo looked out for everyone and had a big heart; he was a friend to all and loved by many. Evidence received so far suggests that there is more to his death and we, as a family, will ensure that the truth regarding the circumstances of his passing will be brought to light. At this point, we will like to thank the Lagos State Police Force, led by Acting Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, for their diligence and professionalism in carrying out their investigation. We are pleased to say that we now have a clearer picture of the events leading up to Tagbo’s untimely demise. As it is an ongoing investigation, we are unable to disclose any further information, but suffice to say the truth will come out! We would like to kindly ask that the print media and blogs covering this story refrain from printing hearsay and fabrications and stick to the facts, while respecting that the family is grieving.” he said

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My Parents joked about dying together and it happened – Toke Makinwa


My Parents joked about dying together?and it happened - Toke Makinwa

In her book ‘On Becoming’, Toke Makinwa revealed how a gas cylinder leak led to the fire incident that killed her parents when she was just 8-years-old.


Yesterday, she tweeted that before the ugly incident happened, her parents once joked about dying together and it eventually happened.


According to her, ‘they joked about dying together, perfect ride/die and it happened. They were buried side by side’.


Her father, Caleb Ifemayowa Makinwa was 35 while her mother,Modupe Monica Makinwa died at the age of 34.

My parents , (God rest their souls) had the best love story ever. I was young but I remember my dad’s eyes lit up every time he saw my mum

I remember she changed her hairstyle one time and he walked in and the first thing he noticed was her hair was different. I still remember

They joked about dying together, perfect ride/die and it happened. They were buried side by side.

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Photo: 68-year-old grandfather caught with cocaine at Australian Airport claims he was tricked by a Nigerian man


The lawyer of a 68-year-old New Zealand beekeeper charged with smuggling more than two kilograms of pure cocaine into Australia, told the court on Monday that his client is “a good person who fell victim to online Nigerian scammers”

The accused, Roy Stuart Arbon, a New Zealand citizen, was arrested at Perth International Airport in February 2016.

The drugs were concealed in a suitcase he brought from Brazil. He told authorities he had been given the bag by a Nigerian man in Brazil named “Anthony Lambert”.

The court heard he told authorities he was taking the suitcase to India “as a favour”, and he had checked it and believed it only contained clothes.

But Mr Arbon said he had not been able to go to India because he did not have a certificate for yellow fever vaccination.

The court heard two-and-a-half kilograms of powder was found in the bag, two kilograms of which was cocaine, estimated to be worth between $700,000 and $1.4 million.

Border Force officer Christopher Brown told the court Mr Arbon had claimed he was trying to organise a loan of $US120,000 with a Nigerian man named “Doctor William Johnson” who had approached him via the internet.

Mr Arbon said he had intended to sign some loan documents in India, but told a Border Force officer he was to meet Dr Johnson in Sydney for this.

The Border Force officer said Mr Arbon told him of a previous occasion when he brought two suitcases from India to Perth, to be collected by two men of Indian descent.

Mr Arbon’s defence lawyer said her client, who was a beekeeper in New Zealand, fell victim to online scammers.

Ms Oliver told the court that her client was an “innocent victim of a criminal enterprise who targeted him online”.

She said Mr Arbon was a “good person” who did not know he was involved in trafficking drugs.

Prosecutor Edward Fitzpatrick cautioned the jury against having sympathy or prejudice for Mr Arbon, despite the fact he “seems a rather grandfatherly man”.

The trial continues.

Source: The Australian

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Pocs: Runtown gifts himself brand new G63 Mercedes Benz 2017 model to celebrate 28th birthday


Nigerian pop star, Runtown has just bought a brand new whip.

The ‘Mad Over You‘ singer who turned 28 on Saturday, August 19, 2017 already owns a Lamborghini Gallardo and now he’s just added a 2017Mercedez Benz G53 valued at 70 Million naira to his fleet.

The Eric Many frontline act is currently gearing for his ‘Expereince‘ World Tour that’ll kick off in October 2017.

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Increase corpers allowance to N50k- Ayo Fayose tells Governors


Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, has appealed to the Federal government to increase the allowance of NYSC members from N19, 800 to N50, 000. Fayose made the appeal at the closing ceremony of the orientation course of the 2017 batch “A” stream in the state. Represented at the ceremony by the state Commissioner for Information, Youths and Sports, Mr Lanre Ogunsuyi, Governor Fayose, pledged to make youth corps members stay in the state a memorable one.

“The state government will provide all the necessary support for the Corps members to make their service year memorable in the state”.

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The Ooni of Ife’s marriage to Olori Wuraola has crashed after just 17 months, and here’s all we know about what led to their break up


Yesterday there were reports that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi’s marriage to his wife Olori Wuraola has crashed after just 17 months and we can tell you authoritatively that this is true.

A few weeks ago, the Ooni told his wife he was no longer interested in the marriage and asked her to leave. The former Olori has relocated from Osun state and now lives in Lagos.

So what led to the marriage break up? Here’s all we know and this is authoritative.

The Ooni married Olori Wuraola shortly after meeting her last year. According to sources close to the estranged couple, after he ascended the throne, a wife was needed asap and he was introduced to Wuraola, who at the time was with a Lebanese business man. But immediately the Ooni indicated interest to marry her, she quickly dumped the Lebanese man and went with the new Ooni.

“She was with this guy in February 2016, infact she had their photo on her Whatsapp DP and just the following month, in March, she was married to the Ooni. We were all surprised” a source close to the former Olori said

“The funny thing is; the Ooni was advised not to marry her. Former president Obasanjo himself, who regards the Ooni highly, advised him to marry someone else but the Ooni turned a deaf ear to his plea. She had been married before to a former governor and a Lebanese man, so many of his inner circle friends wanted another woman for him, but he was adamant” the source continued.

We gathered that the Olori still ran to the same Obasanjo for help and advise, when the Ooni threatened to marry another wife. Obasanjo didn’t do much according to what we gathered.

According to another source, Olori Wuraola and the Ooni didn’t court for long and didn’t really know each other that well before getting married. And she went into the marriage with high expectations from the new Ooni, but when those expectations were not met, she allegedly started to act up.

“They have been having issues for many months now. But the Ooni finally knew his marriage to Wuraola was nearing its end after they returned from London in March.

While there, he suspected the Olori was not 100% loyal to him after he saw some text messages on her phone. I wish I could go into details of what he saw. Before then, she had done so many things, including traveling abroad to be by herself, and many other things that the Ooni was bitter about” the source continued.

According to what we gathered, after the Olori staged the walk against domestic violence in Lagos in July, the Ooni told a few friends that his marriage to the Olori was over, but it wasn’t until about two weeks ago that he informed her family that he no longer wanted the marraige and asked the Olori to leave.

The source was asked how they could have been having marital issues as far back as March 2017 when the Ooni sent out a loving birthday shout out to the Olori in April. The source laughed and said

“Everyone who knows the Ooni knows he would never write that kind of message publicly. We know him. He himself was surprised to see the message online on her birthday but didn’t react, not to embarrass her. The Olori wrote the message herself and posted it on his IG page. I can assure you that message was not from the Ooni”

The message read:

“Happy birthday to my beautiful wife, my queen. I pray on this day you continue to increase in strength, grace and wisdom. I love you very much”

When we asked the source if they thought the marriage could be save, he said no!

“It’s final. He’s done with the marriage but don’t be surprised if there’s a media storm betweem them, especially from the Olori. She sent him a long scathing text message threatening fire and brimstone and called him unprintable names but the Ooni is not fazed. We expect him to get a new wife soon”.


Source: LIB

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Female FRSC official writes on misconceptions about Women in Uniform


Precious Jones, a young official of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) took to her Facebook page to write on common misconceptions about women in uniform.

“I am one lady that can’t be intimidated for any reason
I wear a uniform doesn’t mean am more a man and less a female
When I hear comments like “obiri ni nu uniform buru” ladies in uniform are wicked/stubborn ”
I laff till tears start coming outta my eyes
I accept the fact we could be stubborn but deep down we got a heart
We need that stubbornness to make some of our men/women obey laws  and comply to certain standards required of them
I can remember times men will talk me down on duty and demand to be spoken to by a man
Customer is always right Na
But my real men don’t intimidate women instead they support, respect and build strong women
Am a proud uniform lady
A professional safety expert
A safety educator
Abi I lie?

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Halima Abubakar thanks Omoni Oboli for constant support and prayers


Actress, Halima Abubakar took to her Instagram page to thank her colleague, Omoni Oboli for checking up and praying for her. She wrote;

“My big sis from another mother is my wcw?you stay up late just to chat with me and pray with your family just for me.Near or far you right with me.. @omonioboli thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness  God bless the heart that cares or gives??My hardworking @omonioboli I love you sis?pls beloveds say a huge thank you to her.God bless the hand that types to encourage me in any way.God bless you all my followers who always encourage ,pray,and love me ????God almighty bless you all will broadcast those who reach out to support me?God wants that

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Media Personality, Stephaine Coker and her man arrive in Greece for their destination wedding


Media personality Stephanie Coker and her man, Olumide Aderinokun will be having a destination white wedding in Greece on the 12th of August 2017. They had a lavish traditional wedding back in December 2016 and this marks the final ceremony.

Stephaine’s favourite makeup artist and friend, Anita Brows, photographer Akintayo Timi and popular DJ Obi have all landed in Greece. More updates to come!

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