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Remi Tinubu: Trauma of living in exile in US led me to Christ Oluremi Tinubu, senator representing Lagos central, says she became a born-again Christian while she was in exile with her family in the United States. In an interview with Television Continental, Tinubu, who celebrated her 60th birthday on September 21, said the trauma of being alone in the US, with little kids and without her husband, led her to Christ. She said when she became the first lady of Lagos at a young age, she knew she had to seek God’s guidance to handle the responsibilities that came with the position. “Like I said, if you get into a position you never envisage in your life time that you will ever occupy, you believe it is a privilege and God must have made you to become that. So you have to go back to God and ask ‘how do I do this,” she said. “Thank God before I became the first lady, we were in self exile for almost five years and when you have problem, the only person you run to is God. So while I was in the US, I went to church, that was when I became born again. “I went into exile as an Anglican, came out as a Pentecostal. I remember I was looking for God from one church to another, it was very difficult. When I came back, l had amnesia, I lost my memory, it was traumatic for me and that’s why I don’t like attending social gatherings because people walk up to me and I don’t recognise them anymore. “It was traumatic for me because I was around 34, first time of being separated from your husband, and then you are stuck with two children with a lot of responsibilities. “My husband couldn’t come see us until 18 months after. They locked them up for a while during the Abacha period and to see us, they have to go through neighbouring borders and the only passport he had was a diplomatic passport that couldn’t get him to UK because there were sanctions on diplomats because of June 12. “He had to get to a neighbouring country to get their passport to come see us. Through that passport, he came to see us once every six months. But for me to raise the children to go to school, they were very young, it was traumatic for me. So to come back and become a first lady, it was something else.” Tinubu, who is an ordained minister of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, said she has never experienced any conflict with her husband as regards their different faith. “When I met my husband, I didn’t know it was a big deal. We’re from the Anglican Church. Then, a lot of Christians married Muslims. It was my sister that introduced us,” she said. “One of the things that was profound for me, when we both went to see my dad, my dad asked him ‘are you a Muslim?, that was the first time I heard that. You’re a Muslim, I hope you won’t prevent my daughter from going to church and he promised not to. “The point is he is quite respectful of my faith and if someone respects you it is quite right you show the same respect. He respects my faith, I respect his so there is no conflict. “He doesn’t stop me from praying even if some pastors come around. He also has a lot of pastor friends that I met through him. “My husband is very liberal when it comes to faith, being married to a Muslim I never had any problem. But when it is time for me to put on hijab during his events, I’ll do that but that doesn’t change my faith. “He didn’t impose his faith on our children, I raise my children as Christians despite they bear Muslim names.” Watch Morayo's interview of Remi Tinubu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j5e6d29Nf4 By TMSMedia Source:https://www.nairaland.com/6145786/remi-tinubu-how-became-born-again
There has been bad blood between two A-list Nigerian actors over what seemed as an hearsay dm’ed in the the Instagram account of the Yoruba actor by a user. Kunle posted it on his insta story, an act which seemed to fuel Mike’s anger. Read receipts https://www.instagram.com/p/CFo6vZiAW8j/?igshid=mj52yf6sn1x2 And Mike's response below: The small respect I had for you is gone,yes I wrote u that in your sick DM. U touched the wrong guy by posting this on your twitter and Instagram stories... Guy,U buy wrong Market!! U now acting like u don’t know impersonators are using Actors/Musicians/politicians /celebs fake profiles and videos to Defraud people world over? Or haven’t u seen the ones caught in my respect and even jailed for impersonating me by @officialefcc ?. Why am I surprised ,you’ve always HATED IGBOS..Are we going to forget in the Press ur statement years ago saying “IGBOS are the ones spoiling the movie industry..U dont like casting them.” Well this IGBO ain’t like u cos he was born in Lagos and speaks flawless Yoruba..And loves the Yoruba people U Tribalistic human!!!!! Guyyyyy I don come meet u for anything for this life...OMO HOLD YOURSELF O,before we for inside Nollywood go talk your matter outside..Rubbishhh Kunle U ARE TOO SMALL to bring me down with this stuuuuuupidddd unethical act...smh If u were wise ,wouldn’t u as a colleague call me ,ask questions before posting this Rubbish on your Instagram and Twitter?... WHO DOES THAT....Obviously u...‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️Mtcheww DUDE,,,if u want a problem ,boyyyyyyy BRING IT ON ...I’m so freaking READY!!!. I’ve never called OUT any of my colleagues on social media but NIGGA u messed up this time ..smh Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish Question Where were u when GOD CHOSE ME #alwaysfavouredinhisgrace #youtoosmall Hmmmm........who go settle dis matter laidis? By Daewoorazer Source:https://www.nairaland.com/6146186/mike-ezuruonye-kunle-afolayan-small
Olamilekan Agbeleshe has emerged winner of the Big Brother Naija Season 5. Fondly known as Laycon, the young lad beat 19 other housemates to be crowned the winner of this year’s reality television show. He led by 60 per cent votes followed by Dorathy with 21.85 per cent votes. However, Nengi had 15.03 per cent votes while Neo and Vee had 1.94 per cent and 1.18 per cent votes, respectively. However, Laycon’s victory does not come as a surprise as celebrities such as Eniola Badmus, Nkechi Blessing, Samklef, Odunlade Adekola, Broda Shaggi, Anita Joseph, Toyin Lawani, Yul Edochie, Reminisce, Teni D Entertainer, Vector, Niniola, Di’Ja, DJ Nana, Ice Prince, Timi Dakolo, Joeboy, Stephanie Coker, Small Doctor, Yvonne Jegede, Seyi Edun, Woli Agba and Funmi Awelewa have been canvassing votes for him on social media. Music producer-turned-blogger, Samklef, has been particularly vocal about his support for Laycon. He has never hidden his support for the lanky singer and many people have donated money to him, which Samklef, in turn, has disbursed to fans to buy airtime and vote en-masse for Laycon. As of September 25, he had raised over N900,000. Likewise, Tunde Ednut, who has a followership of over a million followers on Instagram, used his platform to canvass for Laycon. Interestingly, the young man who went into the house with about four thousand Instagram followers now boasts of a million followers and a verified account while still in the competition. Also, during the week, some youths in Ogun State held a public walk-in support of Laycon, imploring all who cared to listen to vote for the University of Lagos graduate. This was even as a restaurant in Lagos offered free food to people to vote for Laycon. Similar scenarios also played out across the country as both youths and adults have been showing support for Laycon in different ways. The Fierce rapper seemed like a subject of ridicule as many mocked his looks and dressing, especially his superhero costumes during one of their Saturday night parties. He was meant to be costumed as Deadpool but the costume made him look like a joke. While his fellow housemates called him a sausage in the outfit, online commenters had a filled day creating several memes of his outfit. He was also laughed at because of his seeming fixation with a now disqualified contestant, Erica Nlewedim, who was more attracted to Kiddwaya. Despite the odds, most see him as an underdog and he scaled all hurdles to become the winner of this year’s Big Brother Naija reality show. Laycon goes home with his head high to meet his mother whom he speaks so fondly of with prizes worth N85m. By Ademola Olonilua Source;https://punchng.com/breaking-laycon-wins-big-brother-naija-season-5/
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, and singer, Wizkid, have engaged in a war of words on twitter. The exchange of words stems from Wizkid’s comment about the President, Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) over the weekend where he referred to Buhari as an ‘old man’. In her tweet, Onochie stated that the singer exhibited crass ignorance, insensitivity and childishness with the way he addressed the president as an old man. She further called him a ‘dumb kid’. Onochie tweeted, “Its not disrespectful to call anyone old. Its the way and manner Ayo Balogun addressed the President that leaves a sour taste in the mouth. He exhibited crass ignorance, insensitivity and childishness. But hey, he’s a #DumbkidNotWhizKid. When he grows up, he might learn respect.” Responding to her tweet, the Ojuelegba singer noted that he was simply demanding for good governance in his country and age has nothing to do with it. “Lol a 77-year-old man is not young ma. You are a woman and a mother and kids are getting killed by police/sars and this is all you have to say? shame on you!!! shame on you!! I am a father and age has nothing to do with demanding for better governance in my country!!” Recall that over the weekend, Wizkid and other top Nigerian celebrities showed their support for the #EndSARS campaign. While responding to a message the President, Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), sent to the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, over his ill health, Wizkid said, “Donald Trump is not your business! Old man! Police/Sarz still killing Nigerian youth on a daily! Do something! Nothing concern u for America! Face your country!!” By Punch News Source:https://punchng.com/buharis-aide-wizkid-exchange-words-on-twitter/
The second runner-up in the recently concluded Big Brother Naija (Lockdown Edition), Rebecca Hampson, better known as Nengi, has opened up on why she did not sleep on any man’s bed during the reality television show. The former beauty queen, who hails from Bayelsa State, noted that she decided to create boundaries from the beginning of the competition. Speaking with media personality, Hero Daniels, Nengi said, “The housemates felt I wanted every guy and that is crazy. How could I want every guy and still not be with anybody in the house? I never slept on any man’s bed. Even as close as me and Ozo were, I still tried to set a boundary. I could play with people but for me, there would always be boundaries and nobody can cross them. However, people took it the wrong way. They felt since I played with the guys, I must have wanted them. That was the biggest misconception people had about me. As a matter of fact, that was one of the reasons I went for Big Brother in the first place. I wanted to correct the misconception that I was just a fine face. And I feel I corrected that notion.” Revealing a bit about her childhood, the pretty reality TV star stated that she grew up with her mother and her father was ‘never really there’. “My dad was never really there. I can count the number of times I saw him. So, I grew up with my mum and she was the only one I knew. She struggled to take care of me but the love between us is deep. Even if we didn’t have anything, I was always happy. We would be in our house and manage our lives. However, she died when things were becoming good. She added. On her chemistry with Ozo, Nengi said, “We are from two totally different backgrounds and that was it for me. I also knew he would always accept me for who I am. He knows who I am and does not judge me based on mistakes I have made.” By Olajide Samuel Source:https://punchng.com/why-i-didnt-sleep-on-any-mans-bed-during-bbn-nengi/