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Veteran actor Chief Bruno Iwuoha is dead.

Nollywood mourns again as veteran actor, Chief Bruno Iwuoha is confirmed dead.

Bruno died after battling with diabetes and going blind for years.

His painful dead was made known by close associates and filmmaker, Derik Zai who revealed that the actor died at the National Hospital, Abuja.

According to him, Chief Bruno had been in coma for about 3 weeks, and everything done to stabilize him couldn’t bring him back to life.
His remains has been deposited at the hospital mortuary.

His family members are yet to put out official statement and announce his burial arrangements.

Continue to rest in peace.

Bruno Iwuoha’s death is coming weeks after Nollywood lost veteran actor, Sadiq Daba.

Daba died on Wednesday, March 4 in a Lagos hospital.

Sadiq Daba’s last movie appearance was in Kunle Afolayan’s ‘Citation’ which was released in October 2020.

The ace broadcaster had gone public with his illness in November 2017, when he revealed he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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Meghan and Harry: 12 things we learned from the Oprah special

Prince Harry and Meghan have taken part in an extraordinary interview with Oprah Winfrey, making a series of far-reaching allegations about life inside the royal family.Meghan Markle Tells Oprah “A Lot Has Been Lost” in Interview Trailer

Here are 12 things we learned:

  1. Mental health crisis

The Duchess of Sussex says she had suicidal thoughts during her time as a working royal. “I just didn’t want to be alive any more. And that was a very clear and real and frightening constant thought. And I remember how he [Harry] just cradled me.” She claimed she asked the palace for help and was denied it. “They said, my heart goes out to you because I see how bad it is, but there’s nothing we can do to protect you because you’re not a paid employee of the institution.”

  1. Racism allegations

The Duchess claimed that while she was pregnant with Archie concerns were raised with Prince Harry about the skin colour of their baby. “In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we have in tandem the conversation of, ‘You won’t be given security, not gonna be given a title’ and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.” Meghan declined to name who expressed those concerns: “I think that would be very damaging to them.”

Harry refused to share the details of the conversation but, after prompting from Winfrey, said the questions was along the lines of: “What will the kids look like?”

  1. Feud with Duchess of Cambridge

Duchess denied a newspaper story that she had made the Duchess of Cambridge cry before Meghan and Harry’s wedding, and said it was a turning point in her relations with the media. Asked if she made Kate cry, Meghan replied: “The reverse happened.”

Meghan said Kate was a “good person” but added: “A few days before the wedding she [Kate] was upset about something, pertaining to – yes the issue was correct – about the flower girl dresses, and it made me cry. And it really hurt my feelings.” She said Kate apologised at the time and brought her flowers.

  1. Meghan was ‘silenced’

“Everyone in my world was given a very clear directive from the moment the world knew Harry and I were dating, to always say no comment.”

Meghan said she believed she was being protected by the royal institution.

“It was only once we were married and everything started to really worsen that I came to understand that not only was I not being protected but … they weren’t willing to tell the truth to protect me and my husband.”

She agreed with Oprah’s that she had been “silenced” rather than “silent” from the moment she started dating Harry.

Asked if she was not supported by the powers that be, she said: “There’s the family, and then there’s the people that are running the institution, those are two separate things and it’s important to be able to compartmentalise that because the queen, for example, has always been wonderful to me.”

  1. Prince Charles stopped taking Harry’s calls

Prince Harry said his father Prince Charles stopped taking his calls about the plan to step aside from royal duties. He denied blindsiding the Queen, saying he had too much respect for her. “I had three conversations with my grandmother, and two conversations with my father before he stopped taking my calls. And then he said, can you put this all in writing?”

Asked why Charles had stopped taking his calls, Harry said: “By that point I took matters into my own hands, it was like, I needed to do this for my family. This is not a surprise to anybody. It’s really sad that it’s got to this point, but I’ve got to do something for my own mental health, my wife’s and for Archie’s as well.”

Prince Charles is now taking his calls but “there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened” and the pair have “lots to work through”, he said. “I feel really let down,” Harry said. “He’s been through something similar, he knows what pain feels like.”

  1. Prince Harry has been cut off financially

He said he stopped receiving palace money in the first quarter of 2020. He said that needing to pay for his own security costs was part of the motivation behind the couple’s lucrative deals with companies including Netflix.

The only other money he has left, he said, is what was left to him by Princess Diana.

Meghan said the pair were not being paid for the Oprah interview.

  1. Secret wedding

Meghan revealed they married in private, three days before their public wedding ceremony on 19 May 2018. Meghan said they exchanged vows “just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury”.

  1. It’s a girl

The couple revealed the gender of their second child. Harry said the baby, due in the northern hemisphere summer, is a girl. He said he felt “amazing, just grateful”. “To have a boy and then a girl what more can you ask for, we have our family.”

The couple said this would be their last child. “Two is it,” they said.

  1. Meghan rarely able to leave home

Meghan said she was barely allowed to leave the house, because people at “the Firm” – a term for the royal household – were so worried about “how things might look”.

“I know you’re worried about how it looks,” she told them, “but has anyone thought about how it feels?” Because she couldn’t have felt lonelier, she said.

  1. Harry felt ‘trapped’

Oprah asked Harry whether he would have stepped back from royal duties were it not for Meghan. “No,” Harry said, he would not have. He said he was trapped, but that he didn’t know he was trapped.

Oprah asked exactly how he was trapped. “Trapped within the system, like the rest of my family are. My father, my brother, they are trapped,” he said.

  1. The Queen is “wonderful”

It was not all bad all the time. Meghan said the Queen was always “wonderful” and remembered a train journey they took together when the Queen gave her some pearl earrings and a necklace, and shared a blanket with her.

Prince Harry said he had a really good relationship with his grandmother. “She’s my commander in chief.”

  1. They have rescue chickens

Oprah interviewed the couple briefly at their Santa Barbara home. The interview took place in and around a chicken coop, filled with chickens they rescued from a factory farm. Oprah held a carton of eggs. Meghan held a small basket of eggs. The chicken coop said “Archie’s Chick Inn”.

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The Elekan of Ekan-meje joins his ancestors.

Ekan Kingdom has been thrown into mourning as The Elekan of Ekan-meje in Oke-Ero Local Government Area of Kwara State, Oba Michael Ashaolu Adeyemi is dead.

Harmony Times reliably gathered that the revered Kwara South Monarch died early this Afternoon after suffering from a brief illness, palace sources confided in Harmony Times.

Oba Michael Ashaolu prior his death had earlier traced the origin of his town to Ile-Ife and had been canvassing for the upgrading of his stool to a First Class stool.

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We In The Middle-Belt Shall Continue To Sell Farm Produce To Our Southern Brothers- Asari Dukubo

The Middle Belt Forum, Kaduna State chapter, has rejected any attempt by any group or individual to block the supply of food items to the southern part of the country.

The group noted that as all ethnic nationalities within the Middle Belt region comprising youths, farmers, traders, artisans and others from Benue, Kogi, Taraba, Plateau, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Southern Borno, Southern Kaduna, Southern Bauchi, Southern Yobe, Kebbi, Niger, Kwara and FCT Abuja have disassociated themselves from attempts and calls by some disgruntled elements to block food supply to the southern part of the country.

John Haruna, Secretary, Middle Belt Forum, Kaduna State chapter, in a statement said the call is laughable, trash, nonsense in its entirety and unacceptable.

The statement stated, “We from the Middle Belt region of Nigeria shall continue to transact, do trade with and supply abundant food items to our Southern brothers who are so dear to us.”

It explained that no amount of blackmail shall force them to part away from Yorubas, Igbos Ijaws, Binis, Ibibios and others.

“Let it be known to this group that the era of divide and rule by the so called core north is over, completely buried and gone for good. Such cannot be tolerated any longer. We no longer accept deceit and lies from anybody,” the group explained.

The forum advised those who are championing and supporting the call to rethink and desist from further making such an empty treat that will not augur well for them and their sponsors.

According to the group, the forum warned that it would not accommodate or tolerate such reckless statement from any quarter and asked the group to stare clear of Middle Belt geographical territories.

“Middle Belt is not part of the north and Middle Belt region is capable and can feed the entire Nigeria including the so called core north. In fact, Benue and Kogi alone can feed the entire Nigeria twenty four calendar months, their dubious intention will be meet with stiff resistance. How on earth do you cut supply of what you don’t have or what you don’t produce?,” the forum wondered.

The forum asked those interested in blocking the transportation of food items to be careful as not to jeopardise the already existing good, harmonious working relationship with the Southern brothers, adding that they would not live any stone unturned to make sure they continue to maintain the existing good and cordial relationship with their Southern brothers.

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Another Top Personality Seyi Bickersteth is dead.

Nigeria has lost yet another top personality as former chairman of Diamond Bank Board of Directors, Mr. Seyi Bickersteth dies.

According to reports in Nairametrics, Mr. Seyi Bickersteth was found dead in his Ikoyi apartment, Lagos State. As of this writing, the cause of his death is yet to be confirmed.

Mr. Seyi Bickersteth is an alumnus of the famous University of Ibadan and York University, Canada where he obtained a Bachelor`s and Masters’ degrees in Economics respectively. He started his career at Arthur Andersen as a partner

According to his profile on LinkedIn, he was a Regional Managing Partner and Chairman of Andersen Tax, Africa until his death. He served in various leadership positions and Boards in top firms like; KPMG, ARM and the defunct Diamond Bank.

May the gentle soul of Mr. Seyi Bickersteth Continue to rest in peace.

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Actress, Adesua Shares Adorable Photos Of When She Was Pregnant and After Pregnancy Photos surface online

Popular Nollywood actress and wife of Banky W, Adesua-Etomi Wellington has recently shared some photos of when she was heavy with her child and some after delivery photos.

Adesua Shares Photos Of When She Was Pregnant and After Pregnancy

In an Instagram post she recently made on her page, Actress Adesua took time to narrate the developmental stages of her pregnancy. Right from when she was heavy with her massive baby bump till after she gave birth to their cute son, Zaiah.

Adesua Shares Photos Of When She Was Pregnant and After Pregnancy

In the post, Adesua wrote:

“Pic 1: worth the wait. Had to wear a maternity belt because pelvic, back and waist pain wanted to finish me. (2 weeks before)

Pic 2 : feeling myself after my hospital appointment but also exhausted🤣. (Quarter to drop)

Pic 3 : 2 days before Zaiah came. A day before my water broke. (7 months into my natural hair journey….Again)

Pic 4 : Papa staring at Zaiah in amazement. A few minutes after he was born. I was EXHAUSTED.

Pic 5 : Looking at our boy😍

Pic 6 : How it’s going🥰🥰🥰

Ps. Being pregnant during a pandemic was HARD but we bless God. Shout out to all the mummies that are doing it/did it.❤”

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Aje Festival 2021: Ooni, Ife Celebrates Aje (Wealth) on Monday 22nd Feb 2021.

AJE OLOKUN The goddess of wealth, is among the loved Orisa out of the 401 gods that is being worshiped in lle-lfe. The main capacity and strength of the goddess of wealth is to provide sufficient wealth and greater economic benefits for whoever worships her.

AJE is known to be the daughter of Olokun. Nevertheless, Olokun himself respects AJE, that is why it is sometimes being referred to as AJE Olokun (Goddess of wealth). In fact, some are of the belief that it is essential to praise AJE before anyone can get favour from Olokun, this is due to the fact that AJE is the only daughter of Olokun and Olokun loves her dearly.

AJE can be found in waters. This was the source of spending cowries before the advent of present currencies. All Aje Olokun takes are; banana, beans, ekuru, oyin (honey) and so on. All these could be said to be the main reasons why all you see about AJE is white clothes, cowries e.t.c and all must be clean.

The major benefit for Aje Olokun is the provision of wealth for her worshipers. This wealth provision is done in a very unique and natural way. Goddess of wealth blesses her worshipers beyond their mates and colleague in whatever they do.

In other for anyone to be blessed by the goddess of wealth, it must not be by just worshiping her, there must be something such worshiper must be doing that AJE Olokun is expected to bless for sufficiency. This simply means, AJE only help those who help themselves.

It should be noted, taking good care of anyone of such spirit is equivalent to worshiping AJE herself. The more one takes care of any female with such gift, the more he or she is blessed in his/her endeavours. It was emphasized that we also have some men with such spirits, but they are not as common compared to the number of females, as it was initially stated that AJE herself is a female.

ORUNMILA, like others was in search of the goddess but he did not rush;

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One Of The Nigerians Singer, Faze Losses Twin Sister

Popular Nigerian singer, Chibuzor Oji fondly referred to as Faze, has taken to his verified Instagram account to announce the death of his twin sister.

The heartbroken singer posted a video of his sister as he mentioned that she died two days before their birthday. However, he did not reveal the cause of her death.

The Originality singer wrote, “It’s a sad day. My Twin sister has left me just two days before our birthday. We the Oji family take strength in knowing that she’ll never have to deal with this world’s problems anymore. We know she’s in a better place now.”