Woman Who Tried Jumping Into The Lagoon, Appeals To Government To Withdraw Her Case

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Mrs. Taiwo Momoh, a Lagos texile dealer who recently attempted to take her life in the Lagos Lagoon, has appealed to the government to stop her prosecution.

But she lamented her treatment in the hands of the police after she was rescued from jumping off the Third Mainland Bridge.

Momoh said she was put in a cell at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for four days, which further depressed her as neighbours started ridiculing her.

This is just as the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender said the government would give the 58-year-old medical assistance with a view to making her get over her suicidal thoughts.

Momoh had put off her shoes and was about taking a dive into the Lagoon late March, when she was rescued and handed over to officials of the Rapid Response Squad.

After she was taken to the office of the state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, she lamented that she became suicidal after a bureau de change operator defrauded her of N18.7m.

She had said her Swiss textile creditor had been on her neck, adding that her situation became compounded after her shop was burgled.

During a visit to her Ajah residence on Thursday, Momoh pleaded with the government to drop the charges against her, which she said had subjected her to shame and ridicule.

She said, “I don’t know how I got to the Third Mainland Bridge. What is strange is that even if I am driving, I don’t take the bridge as it scares me. So for me to want to jump into it is strange, I believe it is a spiritual attack.

“All I can remember was that I left home alone. I got down from a cab. The driver didn’t try to stop me. I didn’t know where I was. I was disoriented, until I got to Alausa (RRS office) that I regained consciousness. I was in the CP’s office, who treated me well and even came to visit me the next day when I arrived home.

“What was painful to me was that the police locked me up at the SCIID for four days after I was arrested. I slept on the floor; they collected my phone. I had to wear the same dress for four days. They didn’t give me food. It was on Monday that I was able to call my son, who then contacted a friend of mine. I was taken to Ebute Meta Magistrate’s Court, where I was asked to enter a plea. How can I do that in my state of depression? I begged them to forgive me and let me go home.

“When I got back, I was still disturbed as I became conscious of people staring at me. Because of that, I didn’t go out for a while. Please just help me to beg the government not to prosecute me, I have suffered enough. I am scared.

“I never want to collect loan for business again in my life. It is a shameful thing, one should be satisfied with what one has.”

The Director of OPD, Mrs. Olubukola Salami, who consoled Momoh, said the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Health, and the agency were planning to secure medical treatment for her in line with the provisions of the Criminal Code, Section 235 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.

WIZKID TO FEATURE ON ZARA LARSSON’S SOPHOMORE ALBUM

Africa’s music act, Wizkid has another international collaboration with Swedish singer Zara Larsson.

Zara Larsson is a Swedish singer and songwriter. She burst into limelight when she won a talent show talang in 2008 in her home country at age 10.

Her sophomore album is ready for release and she featured Wizkid on the upcoming LP. At the moment the album has not been given an official title but all the work on the album is done and complete.

In an interview with Heat Radio, Zara says“It’s ready. It’s done. We have the artwork, but we don’t have the name — but it’s there just waiting to be released.

Zara Larsson currently has four EPs and a platinum studio album “1”, she has collaborated with international artists such as Nigerian-British rapper Tinie Tempahand David Guetta.

 

RELEASE DATE FOR SEAN TIZZLE’S “MOVING FORWARD” EP

Sean Tizzle who had made several hits in the past including “Sho Lee”, “Gentlemen”, “Loke Loke”, has been relatively low-key for sometime now in the industry. The singer is setting up a huge comeback for himself with the release of his EP.

The singer who now has his music imprint Tizzle Nation will release his “Moving Forward” EP on the 3rd of February.  He made the announcement on his social media accounts.

Moving Forward” is a seven track EP. Production is solely handled by Blaq Jerzee except track three done by Mr Kamara.

MR EAZI ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR “ACCRA TO LAGOS” MIXTAPE

Mr Eazi is picking up where he left off in 2016, the singer has just confirmed the release date for his well-anticipated mixtape“Accra To Lagos”.

According to Mr Eazi, the 11-track mixtape is due to arrive on the 11th of February, 2017 and the mixtape has already sold 200,000 copies in pre-order.

The tape features the likes of Wizkid, Falz, Olamide etc.

YEMI ALADE VENTS ANGER ON THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT

Effyzzie Music’s lead act, Yemi Alade has taken time to vent a little anger on the Nigerian government via her Twitter handle.

In her recent tweets, the Johnny singer has asked the government to focus on crucial matters, for example, explaining to Nigerians why an Air Force jet bombed an IDP camp rather than probing Big Brother Nigeria for shooting in South Africa and not Nigeria.

DAVIDO’S HYPE MAN SPECIAL SPESH CLEARS THE AIR ON KAMAL’S SACK

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More stories coming in from the altercation between Davido and his manager of four years.

Special Spesh and Davido’s hype man has said a few things about the alleged beef and sack of Kamal Ajiboye as manager.

Special Spesh posted a series of messages on Snapchat implying that Kamal has refused to leave them and that his “juju” is too strong.

The rotund hype man said he is responsible for connecting Davido and Kamal. They wouldn’t be business partners but for him.

So far there has been no confirmation of the split from Kamal Ajiboye and Davido is still listed as one of the artists he manages on his website. Also, some entertainment sites have reported that Kamal resigned as opposed to earlier reports that he was fired.

Spesh SnapChat stories

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2FACE TO LEAD NATION WIDE PROTEST AGAINST BAD GOVERNACE COME FEBRUARY 2017

No doubt the current hardship in Nigeria cannot be over emphasized as it affects the common man. However, our very own 2Baba also known as 2Face has revealed plans to lead a nationwide protest against bad governance.

Here’s his call to action;

FIRST MASSIVE NATIONWIDE PROTESTS ON THE 5TH OF FEBRUARY, 2017.

A call for good governance.

A call for urgent explanation into the reckless economic downturn nationwide.

A call for nationwide protests as we say No to the Executive, No to legislatures, No to judiciary… You have all failed us.

We the people are tired. We can no longer continue with all of you. All your excuses and mistakes are not funny. We do not wish to continue with a system and government that is not working but afflicting the people. We the people of this country not living under the privileges of government allowances and remuneration have now accepted to take the bull by the horn to come out and protest this obnoxious and baseless policy and excuses of the government of the day.

Where are the recovered looted funds?

Why do we still have the executive arms and legislatures still enjoying their salaries and allowances while we hear there’s no money to pay workers?

Why do we still see ceaseless power failures with no explanation and hope of getting out of it unlike before?

Why do we keep seeing peace talks in Niger Delta, Fulani herdsmen and ipob without any solutions being reached, while the strategies keep aggravating the people involved as political leaders stage forums to extort funds in the name of addressing their subjects?

Why did we have petrol price rise to 145 for the sake of global oil price crash and removal of subsidy but such price is still being maintained despite significant re-awakening of the oil price from $30/barrel to $56/barrel?

Who is to be held accountable for the sudden and continuous hike in price of commodities in the market, where for the first time in history, Nigeria is suddenly selling kerosene at 400 naira per litre as against 50 naira per litre, diesel at 300 naira per litre as against 100 naira per litre and petrol from 87 naira to 145 naira? Yet maintaining the same systems, environment and maybe a lesser money spending government.

There’s need for Nigerians to rise against what is happening in this country having waited patiently for the legislatures that were elected to represent the people all to no avail.

TIMAYA GETS NEW DEAL TO BECOME HENNESSY AMBASSADOR

Controversial dancehall singer, Timaya, is the latest brand ambassador around.

The “Money” crooner has landed a new multi-million Naira deal to become a brand ambassador for the exotic Hennessy X.O cognac.

Timaya shared the news on his social media page along with a photo from the official signing. The singer is pictured with his manager Osagie.

These were his words as he broke the news.

Another one! Son of Grace… @hennessy_ng#HennessyAmbassador