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Again T-boss mourns dad, pens emotional tribute

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Former Big Brother Naija [BBNaija] housemate, Tokunbo Idowu, popularly known as Tboss, on Wednesday, penned an emotional tribute to her late father.

The reality TV star, in a post on Instagram, that she now understands that life was transient and wished she could turn back the hands of time.

She also revealed that she misses her father, whom she fondly referred to as ‘Tata’, adding that her tears keep flowing.

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She wrote,

“I honestly don’t think people really understand the concept of Death.

It is Final. Forever. And forever is a really long Loong Looooonnng time. I wish things were different, I wish I could turn back the hands of time to be there with you, be there for you like I’ve always been, to hold your hand through it all, to tell you how much I loved you, to forgive you, to forgive myself. I’m so sorry. I know you’re in a better place and have finally found the purest form of peace, peace that you never knew here on earth but Toksy misses you so much Tata. I miss you so much.

I know that eventually, gradually the pain would fade away.

But for now, the tears keep me company, I remember all the good and all the not so good, I smile remembering the many pleasant times
But most especially I have Learnt- I Learnt that life is fleeting and the idea is to make and leave as many positive memories as possible.

RIP Tata…

Tboss announced her father’s death on September 21.

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The controversial personality and her father did not have the best relationship.

In several Instagram posts moments after her father’s death, the mother of one questioned all the anger they both bottled up for each other.

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BBNaija star, Mike Edwards’ wife celebrates him on his 30th birthday (Photos)

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Big Brother Naija 2019 first runner up, Mike Edwards clocked 30 today, July 11, and his pregnant wife, Perri Shakes-Drayton took to her Instagram page to celebrate him.

The former British track and field athlete shared these lovely photos of them celebrating Mike’s birthday at home and wrote: ‘Happy birthday To my Husband. Welcome to the 30s club. This time last year you were in the BBNaija house. I’m glad that this year we get to celebrate together instead of watching you through my laptop screen ha. We about to celebrate and make more memories. Love ya @aireyys.’

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The couple in May 2020, announced that they are expecting a baby boy.

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Lack of stiff punishment reason for persistent rape cases – Eniola Badmus

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Nollywood actress Eniola Badmus has shared her near-rape experience while she was in secondary school.

In a recent interview with The Punch, the actress revealed that most women have experienced sexual assaults and the crime lingers because the authorities have refused to implement strict punishments for perpetrators.

She said:

“Firstly, whether people are saying the truth or not, 95 per cent of females are sexually harassed on a daily basis. Because there hasn’t been stiff punishment over the years, this act has continued to linger from one generation to the other.

“As a young girl, a lot of things happened to me and I’ve also seen a lot of things. I grew up in a polygamous home and a lot of people lived with us. When I was in my final year in secondary school, I was almost raped. It was a very close shave. I was saved by a guy called Michael Akinyemi.

“I don’t know where he is now but I can’t forget him. He was injured in the process but he saved me. I was practically five minutes away from being raped. I didn’t report then because of the stigmatisation. The experience was really bad because my assaulter was bent on raping me, hence we struggled so much. I still remember the guy’s name but I would leave it out.’’

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Lagos asks court to dismiss suit challenging Funke Akindele’s conviction

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The Lagos State Government has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss a suit challenging the conviction of actress, Funke Akindele, her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello, and 236 others.

Akindele, alias Jenifa, Bello and the others were arrested for violating the state’s lockdown and social distancing order to check the spread of COVID-19.

She and Bello, in particular, were convicted on April 6, 2020, by an Ogba Magistrates’ Court, days after they held a crowded house birthday party in violation of the social distancing order.

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They were sentenced to 14-day community service after pleading guilty.

But a Lagos-based lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, approached the court, challenging the constitutionality of the Lagos State Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020 pursuant to which Akindele, her husband and 236 other residents were convicted and sentenced.

Ogungbeje prayed the court to declare that;

“The purported arrest, arraignment, trial, conviction and sentence of person/Nigerian citizens under the Lagos State Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020 for an alleged offence unknown to law and violation of same, which cannot be grounds for criminal liability is a nullity.”

At the proceedings in the matter before Justice Maureen Onyetenu, the government, through its counsel, Jonathan Ogunsanya, said it had filed a preliminary objection, praying the court to dismiss Ogungbeje’s suit for lacking in merit.

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But Ogungbeje’s counsel, Fatai Adebanjo, requested for time to reply to the preliminary objection.

As a result, Justice Onyetenu adjourned hearing till July 21.

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