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MORE AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO LICENSE EBOLA VACCINE…

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16/02/20

DANIELS G.O

Courtesy, Agencies News

Zambia, Ghana, Burundi And The Democratic Republic Of Congo have licensed Ervebo,an EBOLA Vaccine produced by Merck’s for use.

The Vaccine pre-qualified by the World Health Organization according to a press release is expected in additional Countries in the coming weeks.

By this latest development, the manufacturer is to distribute the Vaccine enmass to African Countries at risk of the disease outbreak

The Vaccine according to experts has shown to be safe and protective against the Zaire Strain of Ebola Virus.

The Vaccine is said to consist of a vesicular stomatitis Virus which is an animal virus that causes flu like illness in humans.

LAGOS ADVOCATES USE OF LED LIGHTS TO REDUCE MERCURY EXPOSURE, ENERGY CONSUMPTION

16/08/22

DANIELS G O

PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE

LAGOS ADVOCATES USE OF LED LIGHTS TO REDUCE MERCURY EXPOSURE, ENERGY CONSUMPTION

…. Says it has Huge Health, Environment and Economic Benefits

…. Partners NGO on Clean Lighting Project

Lagos State Government has recommended that households, industries and commercial buildings take up the retrofitting initiative of converting mercury-based fluorescent lamps and bulbs to a clean lighting usage system of light emitting diode (LED) bulbs in order to reduce exposure to mercury and energy consumption.

Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr. Oluysegun Ogboye, who made the recommendation, yesterday, at a briefing culminating the end of a public-private partnership pilot LED Lighting Retrofit Project of the Lagos State Government’s Secretariat Staff Clinic; the Folarin Coker Staff Clinic, by Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADeV Nigeria) under the aegis of Clean Lighting Coalition (CLiC), said that the State Government supports the campaign by the Clean Lighting Coalition and SRADeV Nigeria to eliminate exposure to mercury by transitioning to clean lighting usage and phase-out of mercury based bulbs.

Ogboye who was represented by the Director, Medical Administration, Training and Programs in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Olufunmilayo Shokunbi explained that the retrofitting of over 600 mercury based compact fluorescent lamps in the staff clinic to 452 LEDs bulbs by SRADev and CLiC, apart from reducing exposure to mercury at the facility has helped achieved electricity tariff savings of 50% in lighting usage and enhanced illumination quality.

He said: “The retrofit initiative which is basically “transition to LED” is a welcome initiative the State as it relates to the second pillar of the T.H.E.M.E.S developmental agenda and it is also aimed at eliminating toxic mercury in lighting through the Minamata Convention on Mercury”.

Ogboye noted also that retrofitting project has helped improve employee productivity and reduce maintenance costs due to longevity and durability of LEDs, adding that the benefits achieved from the project include; removal of CFL bulbs in the clinic to reduce mercury exposure to staff & patients, transition to LED which conforms to environmental standards stipulated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the reduction and elimination of mercury-based lighting products and Nigeria’s National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy (NREEEP) to ensure a cleaner and healthier environment for Nigerians .

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In his words: “This campaign to eliminate use of mercury based bulbs (CFLs) is important to our healthy living condition as it prevents chronic diseases and effects of exposure to mercury such as neurological and behavioural disorders, kidney damage, reproduction defects, cardiovascular risks, irritation to the eyes, skin, and stomach; cough, chest pain, or difficulty breathing, insomnia, irritability, indecision, headache, weakness or exhaustion, and weight loss

Earlier in his address, the Executive Director, STRADeV, Dr. Leslie Adogame stated that STRADeV through Clean Lighting Coalition kicked off the Campaign for energy efficiency and elimination of mercury laden lamps in Nigeria by implementing the Country- Lighting Market Research which is aimed at gathering information that provides understanding of policy context to facilitate dialogue with policy makers to support the clean lighting transition adding that as biggest advantages of LED lighting is the opportunity for a higher quality lighting experience for people and businesses.

Dr. Adogame explained that retrofitting is simply replacing a fluorescent bulb with an LED, or converting the existing lighting fixtures in a building to an LED lighting fixture. He noted that inherent benefits of replacing fluorescent technology with LED include 50% lower lighting electricity bills, lower re-lamping and reducing maintenance costs, and most importantly achieving zero Mercury exposure; providing a better choice for people and the environment.

While commending the Lagos State Government for pioneering the clean lighting retrofit initiative in Nigeria, the Executive Director said that the retrofit of the Folarin Coker Staff Clinic process essentially covered series of meetings, recruitment of a certified Auditor, a detail lighting audit of the facility, recruitment of a certified electrician, a comprehensive retrofit exercise and a post-retrofit audit.

“It is noteworthy that the six months pilot project implemented by SRADeV Nigeria and supported by CLiC successfully retrofitted the Folarin Coker Staff Clinic Complex contributed to electricity bill savings of 50%, from 4,751 kWh per month to 2,393 kWh.

“The project also conformed to regulatory and environmental health by saving 3,350mg of mercury from 670 units of CFLs and 961,855.75g of Carbon dioxide (CO2) through reduction in electricity consumption. We were able to completely eliminate mercury from the lighting used in the clinic and prevent risk of mercury exposure to staff and patients. I sincerely thank the Lagos State Ministry of Health for enabling us to achieve the project goal successfully, and all other MDAs for their active participation and cooperation throughout this pilot project”. He said

Speaking in the same vein, the Campaign Lead, Clean Lighting Coalition (CLiC), Mrs. Rachel Kamande said that the clean Lighting Coalition launched the clean lighting market transformation pilots to demonstrate that large buildings can easily and cost effectively replace the outdated toxic lighting with energy efficient LEDs within a very short period of time.

Mrs Kamande explained further that retrofit pilots in hospitals promotes the link to sustainable health care energy, savings , toxic elimination and climate protection adding that the learnings from the pilot are envisioned to serve as an example that can be used in the transition process as well as motivate countries to establish minimum performance standards.

DECLARE EMERGENCY IN THE HEALTH SECTOR OYO NMA TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

16/08/22

DANIELS G .O

Nigeria medical Association Oyo state branch have called on the federal government to declare state of emergency on Nigeria health sector, lamenting the current situation as frustrating period for for Nigerian Doctors.

The Oyo NMA chairman Dr Ayotunde James who was speaking at a conference with the theme. “National Authority Act- The Sound Bites., Said doctor are no longer happy because of poor working conditions.

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He also berated health infrastructures, brain drain, hazard that the doctors are exposed to daily and delay in promotion of personnel.

According to Doctor Ayotunde, ASUU’s fight is genuine and all Nigerians must give them support.

CIVIL DEFENCE BADAGRY DIVISION RECOVERS ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY ( 150 ) 30LTRS’ KEG OF SUSPECTED VANDALISED PREMIUM MOTOR SPIRIT (PMS).

DANIELS G.O

PRESS RELEASE.

15TH AUGUST, 2022.

BADAGRY DIVISION RECOVERS ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY ( 150 ) 30LTRS’ KEG EACH OF SUSPECTED VANDALISED PREMIUM MOTOR SPIRIT (PMS).

“The renewed operational strategy of the Command, now yields positive results, in the fight against oil pipeline vandalism, illegal smuggling of oil products and many more in Lagos State, Commandant Eweka said. He promises zero tolerance against oil pipeline vandalism in the State.”

In line with the renewed and re – invigorated efforts of the Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC ), Lagos State Command, Commandant Eweka Edenabu Okoro, msc, acma, cna, against oil pipeline vandalism and other forms of criminality, in Lagos State, the Marine and Anti – Vandal team of the Badagry division, Lagos Command, who were on routine surveillance and patrol, on Sunday, 14th, August, 2022, at about 03:50hrs, at midnight, recovered, about one hundred and fifty ( 150 ), thirty ( 30 ) litres’ keg each, containing Premium Motor Spirit ( PMS ), also known as petrol, along the creeks and beaches within Agbara, Seme and Badagry axis, where they had been kept in batches by unknown suspected oil vandals, with the motive to smuggle them out of the country .

The Divisional Officer, Badagry Division, Lagos State Command, Chief Superintendent of Corps ( CSC ) Akinyemi Rasheed Ayodeji, who led the operation, with his gallant officers and men further stated that the recent charge of the State Commandant, poised at ensuring excellent performance, towards fulfilling the mandates of the Corps in the State, proactively motivated the Division to heighten the fight against economic sabotage and saboteurs in the Division .

“The suspected stolen oil products, amount up to about seven hundred and sixty thousand, five hundred naira only in estimate,” the Divisional Officer, Badagry Division, CSC Akinyemi Ayodeji said in a report.

The Commandant has immediately ordered the Anti – vandal unit of the Command to evacuate the suspected products back to the Lagos State Command, Head Quarters, in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, in a bid, to carry out further intelligent investigation on the matter and find a lasting solution to such ugly economic sabotage in the area and the State in general .

Commandant Eweka Okoro has also directed that the security of lives and property and the protection of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure ( CNAI ), in the Badagry Division and other oil pipeline areas, in the State be continuously, beefed up especially, now that it remains few months to the end of the year, where some citizens may want to exhibit their desperation for illicit money at all cost, against the patriotic and collective development of the nation’s economy.

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Finally, Commandant Eweka Okoro also seized, the occasion of this excellent and gallant operation, to further reiterate the Command’s readiness and commitment to ensuring a zero tolerance against oil pipeline vandalism and other forms of criminality in the State. He further assured the good people of Lagos and the Government of the State, of his unflinching commitment and dedication towards sustaining the already established peace and security in the State. He promised that the Corps will continue to work assiduously and laboriously, with the Government and other security services or agencies and stakeholders in the State, to further proffer solutions to any form of security challenges that may want to raise their ugly heads, especially now and during the last quarter of the year 2022.

“The renewed operational and tactical strategy of the Command has now yields positive results, in the fight, against oil pipeline vandalism in Lagos State, Commandant Eweka said. He promises zero tolerance against oil pipeline vandalism in the State.”

E – signed
ASCI ABOLURIN OLUWASEUN OLUMIDE, MA, fcss, amb., mpa, anipr.
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER.
LAGOS STATE COMMAND.

2 BABA’S MANAGEMENT TEAM DEBUNKS PREGNANCY RUMOUR FROM FEMALE BANKER

14/08/22

DANIELS G.O

2BABA’S MANAGEMENT TEAM DEBUNKS PREGNANCY RUMOUR FROM FEMALE BANKER

Few days after the speculations of alleged 2 Baba impregnating another lady, The management team of Afrobeats singer Innocent Ujah Idibia 2Baba as popularly called has denied the rumour.

2Baba’s manager Efe Omorogbe in a statement released via his Instagram account on Saturday August 13, 2022 described the report as a malicious one that should be disregarded by the public and fans of the African Queen, If Love Is A Crime, Amaka hit maker.

Omorogbe’s statement reads:

“It is understandable for fans, friends and concerned members of the public to get curious and seek to know why @official2baba posted an apology to his wife, @annieidibia1, family and management a few days ago.

“We would like to put it on record that the ‘why’ is exactly what was explicitly spelt out in the same post – the pressure of almost a quarter of a century of superstardom and a wish to focus on making music without the burden of high expectations of a role model.

“Reports of him getting anyone pregnant are false and malicious and we urge well-meaning media platforms and members of the public to completely disregard such. It is fake news.

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“Many would recall that this fictitious banker character has been repeatedly getting e-pregnant for @official2baba every two or three years since 2014. There is no iota of truth in this allegation”.

The news of 2Baba allegedly impregnating an unidentified banker went viral during the week; saying the artiste is expecting his 8th child from a 4th lady.

The news went viral on social media days after 2Baba tendered an apology to his wife and family for the embarrassment he has caused them in the past; which left social media trolls speculating.

NDLEA UNCOVERS DRUGS WORTH BILLIONS OF NAIRA WRAPPED IN …

14/08/22

PRESS RELEASE

NDLEA UNCOVERS 442 PARCELS OF CRYSTAL METH IN HEADS OF SMOKED FISH IN LAGOS AS RETURNEE EXCRETES 77 WRAPS OF COCAINE AT ENUGU AIRPORT
. INTERCEPTS 1.1MILLION TRAMADOL TABS IN KADUNA, OTHERS IN LAGOS, KANO

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have uncovered over Four Hundred parcels of Crystal Methamphetamine concealed in heads of fishes packed in cartons for export to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates through the SAHCO shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos.

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The NDLEA spokesman Femi Babafemi said, the 11.90kg consignment was brought to the SAHCO export shed of the airport on Friday 5th August by a freight agent, Adekunle Oluwapelumi Paul, 32, from Yagba West LGA, Kogi State, who was promptly arrested upon the discovery that the seven cartons he presented for export contained parcels of the dangerous drug wrapped with foil paper and concealed in the heads of hundreds of smoked catfish.

The following day, Saturday 6th August, another consignment containing 1.45kg cannabis concealed inside granulated melon and crayfish and packed among other food condiments going to Dubai, UAE was also intercepted by NDLEA operatives who arrested the freight agent, Ajisefini Lateef that presented the cargo for export at the SAHCO shed. The 39-year-old agent is from Abeokuta West LGA, Ogun State.

Meanwhile, anti-narcotic officers at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu have arrested a 50-year-old Mgbeobuna Victor Eberechukwu for ingesting 77 pellets of cocaine. He was arrested on Saturday 6th Aug following his arrival from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia onboard an Ethiopian airline flight.
The suspect who hails from Idemili South LGA, Anambra state passed out the 77 wraps of the illicit drug in eight excretions spanning four days.

In Kaduna, three suspects: Saifullahi Sani, Salisu Nafi’u and Abdulrazaq Mamman, were arrested in Zaria on Thursday 11th Aug. with One Million One Hundred and Twelve Thousand Three Hundred and Fifty (1,112,350) tablets of Tramadol (225mg and 100mg) weighing 38.3kg.

In Kano, a female drug dealer, Saratu Abdullahi, 28, fromWurno council area of the state was nabbed at Hotoro with 541 blocks of cannabis weighing 245kg.

In Lagos, NDLEA operatives recovered a total of 1,773.25kg cannabis sativa at Ebutte-Meta and Akala in Mushin areas of the state in separate raid operations between 9th and 10th Aug. At the Tincan seaport in Lagos, 86 parcels of cannabis indica (Colorado) weighing 43kg were recovered from a 40ft container during a joint examination with Customs and other security agencies. The illegal consignment seized on Friday 12th Aug came from Toronto via Montreal, Canada and concealed in two drums inside a Mercedes Benz SUV in the container.

In Abia, two suspects: Nnanna Ijo, 58, and Orji Uguru, 29, were arrested on Friday 12th Aug. with various quantities of cannabis, heroin and cocaine at Nde-Agbai, Abiriba, a week after Nnanna was released from detention over a similar offence committed in June.

CELEBRITY WEDDING “GOSPEL SINGER MERCY CHINWO SIGNS DOTTED LINES WITH HEARTTHROB BLESSED UZOCHIKWA

14/08/22

DANIELS G.O

GOSPEL SINGER MERCY CHINWO SAYS I DO TO HER HEARTTHROB BLESSED UZOCHIKWA

Rivers State born Nigerian female gospel singer Mercy Chinwo has tied the knots with her Delta State born husband Pastor Blessed Uzochikwa of the Water Brooks Church Lekki Lagos at a church ceremony held Saturday August 13, 2022 in Port Harcourt Rivers State.

The couple on Friday had their traditional wedding; representing their tribes as family friends colleagues and loved ones felicitate with the couple.

Entertainment personalities Waje, Bankole Wellington Banky W and wife Adesua, comic act Chigurl, gospel singers Joe Praize, Pita Sings among others were in attendance.

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Nigeria Commissions World Class Biorepository Laboratory For Diesase Surveillance With Support From US Government

12/08/22

DANIELS G.O

PRESS RELEASE

U.S. Supports Nigeria’s Disease Surveillance and Response Efforts.

Lagos —On Thursday, U.S. Consul General Will Stevens joined senior Nigerian public health officials at the commissioning of an upgraded Biorepository laboratory at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s Central Public Health Laboratory in Yaba, Lagos.

The expansion and equipping of the Biorepository were supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC) through COVID-19 CARES Act funding.

In addition to the provision of equipment and medical supplies, the U.S. CDC supported the training of staff of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to improve local capacity in managing the laboratory.

In his remarks, Consul General Stevens noted that the new facility will support Nigeria’s disease control efforts through the cataloguing and storing of blood samples for future use, such as testing to improve the detection and surveillance of new, emerging, and reemerging diseases.

He expressed optimism that the upgraded Biorepository laboratory will support Nigeria’s readiness for future epidemic and pandemic responses. “Today’s commissioning is a major accomplishment of the strategic partnership between the United States and Nigeria to support health security and respond to disease threats,” Consul General Stevens said.

Consul General Stevens highlighted the U.S-Nigeria longstanding partnership with Nigerian health institutions to implement key public health programs, evaluate disease surveillance and response efforts, and contribute to reinforcing the existing public health infrastructure.

“Since 2004, the United States and Nigeria have partnered to improve laboratory networks, systems, and services. These collaborations have consistently yielded results as the nation’s laboratory capacity continues to grow in quantity and quality,” he added.

The Biorepository laboratory project was implemented in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria.

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CANCER CONTROL: UNFPA PARTNERS LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT TO TRAIN HEALTH WORKERS ON BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER…          Screen Over 53,000 Women For Cervical Cancer

11/08/22

DANIELS G.O PUBLISHER

PRESS RELEASE

No fewer than 200 health workers drawn from 60 public health facilities including the State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), 15 General Hospitals and 44 Primary Health Care Centres have been trained to provide breast and cervical cancer screening for citizens in their facilities.

The eight days training program which ended Monday 8th Of August 2022 was sponsored by the Lagos State Government in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to increase access to cancer screening services in all State health facilities.

Speaking at the close of the capacity building workshop, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye noted that partnership between the State Government and UNFPA on cancer control program is geared towards making cancer screening services more accessible and readily available in public health facilities in Lagos.

Ogboye who was represented by the Director Disease Control in the Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr. Rotimi Agbolagorite explained that the capacity building workshop is part of a larger partnership support arrangement leveraging available resources to improve access to cancer screening services.

In his words: “The Ministry’s efforts to make cancer screening services more accessible and readily available in all State health facilities, has been further strengthened with the recent support from one of our development partners, UNFPA.

“Apart from the capacity building workshop for the 200 state health workers, the Ministry is being supported by UNFPA with the donation of 15,000 units of disposable speculums, 180 pieces couch rolls and 260 pieces of K-Y jelly which are requisite consumable for the provision of effective breast and cervical cancer screening and management services.”

He added that UNFPA is also supporting the State Government to improve community sensitization and public enlightenment on the availability of free breast and cervical cancer screening services in 60 designated public health facilities across the State.

The Permanent Secretary disclosed that the State government has so far screened a total of 53,762 women since inception of the free breast and cervical cancer screening in the 60 designated health facilities

“A total of 53,762 women have been screened since inception, out of which a total of 2,635 representing 4.9% of women screened were screened positive for cervical precancerous lesions and 2,348 (89%) of these positively screened women were treated with thermal ablation and saved from possibly developing cervical cancer in the future. Furthermore, a total of 99 women representing 0.2 % of the total women screened were referred with suspicious lesions and possible early stages of cancer, for prompt diagnosis and early treatment which would result in an improved management outcome”, he said.

Earlier, the Head of Office, Lagos Liason Office, UNFPA, Dr. Omolaso Omosehin who was represented by Maternal and Family Planning Analyst, UNFPA, Dr. Akinkunmi Akinbajo commended Lagos State for improving access to cervical and breast cancer screening services noting that the State has continued to blaze the trail in providing access to maternal and child health services.

He said: “At the UNFPA, we are very glad to support the Lagos State Government in this training of 200 health workers across 60 health facilities, and we are glad to improve access to cancer screening generally. As we all know the leading causes of cancer mortality in women are the breast and cervix, and if we can tackle this, then we are sure that our women will live longer and be able to protect and provide for their families.

“By so doing, we will also have affected a lot of other targets of the SDGs. This particular training is linked to SDG 3.7; ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health, and again it is contributing goal 3.4 which is preventing and ending all forms of mortality from non-communicable diseases. So we are glad to be supporting Lagos”

Omosehin pledged the support of UNFPA to deepen partnership with Lagos beyond the present 60 free cancer screening sites adding that the UNFPA will do more to improve access to breast and cervical cancer screening services.

He also restated the commitment of UNFPA to achieving three zeros by 2030, explaining that the aim is to achieve zero preventable maternal deaths which is why the UNFPA is supporting the cancer control program.

“The second zero is to end all unmet needs of family planning and the third zero is to eradicate all forms of gender based violence against women which include female genital mutilation, early child marriage and harmful traditional practices”, he noted.

In her remarks, the Lagos State Focal person, Cancer Control Program, Dr. Abosede Wellington explained that the best way to prevent breast and cervical cancer is through early and regular screening noting that early detection of breast and cervical cancer will lead to a better management which will go a long way in saving lives.

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She urged women to visit any of the 60 cancer screening sites located across the State to avail themselves of the opportunity of the free breast and cervical cancer screening exercise being provided by the state government.

“Breast and cervical cancers are cancers that are very common in our environment and the best way we can catch them early and save the lives of our mothers, sisters and daughters who die from cancer is through screening and early detection. The best way to prevent cancer is through early and regular screening. In Lagos state we provide free breast and cervical screening services and these services are available in 60 health facilities across the 20 LGA in the state”. she said.

A participant, Evelyn Olufunke applauded the state government for the organizing the highly impactful capacity building workshop noting her resolve to enlighten clients on the need to submit for breast and cervical screening has been boosted with the training program

“The responsibility falls on us health workers to go back to the community to educate and mobilize citizens to go for screening.

She explained further that the training has also improved her knowledge of breast and cervical cancer screening adding that the take home from the training is a commitment to cascade the knowledge shared at the workshop to other health workers.

NOVELIST/FILM DIRECTOR BIYI BANDELE DIES AT 54*

SUN SET @ NOON

The family of ace Nigerian film director playwright storyteller and novelist Biyi Bandele has asked members of the public to respect their privacy as they mourn the loss of the talented writer and filmmaker who died on Sunday August 7 2022 in Lagos.

The deceased’s daughter Temi Bandele who made the announcement via the late movie director’s Facebook said the 54 year old Half Of A Yellow Sun film director’s legacy will leave on through his work.

“As Biyi’s daughter, I am heartbroken to share the sudden and unexpected death on Sunday 7th of August in Lagos of my father Biyi Bandele

Biyi was a prodigiously talented writer and film-maker, as well as a loyal friend and beloved father. He was a storyteller to his bones, with an unblinking perspective, singular voice and wisdom which spoke boldly through all of his art, in poetry, novels, plays and on screen. He told stories which made a profound impact and inspired many all over the world. His legacy will live on through his work.

He was taken from us much too soon. He had already said so much so beautifully, and had so much more to say.

We ask everyone to please respect the privacy of his family and friends as we grieve his loss.”

Temi Bandele

Biyi’s Facebook account is now being run by family and close friends

The late Biyi Bandele alongside Kenneth Gyang directed the 2022 Nigerian thriller series Blood Sisters starring Nollywood actors Ramsey Nouah Ini Dima-Okojie Wale Ojo Tope Tadela Kate Henshaw Kehinde Bankole Nancy Isime Gabriel Afolayan Deyemi Okanlawon among other actors.

He has to his credit books such as Marching For Fausa, The King’s Rifle, The Sympathetic Undertaker and Other Dreams, Two Horsemen, The Street among other authored books.

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BBN SEASON 7: BIG BROTHER DISQUALIFIES EX MISS NIGERIA; BEAUTY FROM REALITY TV SHOW, EVICTS TWO OTHERS.

08/08/22

DANIELSG.O

The organizers of Nigerian Reality TV show Big Brother Naija has disqualified 24 years old Ex Miss Nigeria 2019; Beauty Etsanyi Tukura from its Season 7 Level Up Competition.

Big Brother announced Beauty’s disqualification minutes before the Sunday live eviction show for her unruly behavior after the Saturday night party.

Beauty who had last Sunday been issued a strike by Big Brother for her unruly behaviour in the Level Up House 2; was warned to desist from any violent act in the house which Big Brother described as flagrant disrespect to him, fellow housemates and the viewers.

The erring housemate Beauty however seems to have forgotten so quick the warnings handed down by Big Brother; where he clearly stated that no violent act will be tolerated; noting that two more strikes will amount to a disqualification from the show.

Beauty who is the love interest of Groovy; a fellow Level Up 2 housemate had warned her supposed guy not to dance at the Saturday night party with Chomzy a housemate in the Level Up House 1 whom she’s not comfortable with being around her guy.

Groovy at the party however danced with a couple of female housemates including Chomzy which angered the ex beauty queen; an issue she lost her cool over and became violent; not just throwing tantrums at Groovy but almost damaged his microphone when the drama ensued.

Beauty Tukura’s disqualification did not just shake up the Level Up 2 House(Trenches) the eviction of their fellow housemates Christy O and Cyph from the BBNAIJA Season 7 show left housemates in the Trenches in a sad mood.

Meanwhile, two new housemates Rachael and Chizzy have been introduced into the competition whom Big Brother referred to as his RIDERS; meaning Big Brother’s agents in the house.

The two riders Chizzy and Rachael are allowed to participate in any game alongside fellow housemates but cannot compete for the star prize; they however can be nominated for possible eviction but cannot be evicted as they are to remain in the competition till the end of the show.

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