28, Feb 2022
Sunny Ojeagbase Is Dead! Complete Sports Founder Dies At 71

Sunny Ojeagbase Is Dead! Complete Sports Founder Dies At 71

Dr Sunny Emmanuel Ojeagbase, the founder and executive chairman of Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspapers, SuccessDigest and other online publications, has passed away. He was 71 years.

The media entrepreneur, according to a statement signed by his son, Julius Ojeagbase, passed away on Saturday, 26 February 2022, in Atlanta, in the US state of Georgia after a brief illness.

Popularly known as Sunny Ojeagbase – or simply S.O. – before he added Emmanuel to his name, Ojeagbase was the pioneer sports editor of The Guardian newspapers at the media organisation’s inception in 1983.

It was from The Guardian that Ojeagbase went on to become the pioneer publisher of sports news in Nigeria when he established Sports Souvenir, a weekly newspaper in 1984.

Before then, the retired soldier of the Nigerian Army, had cut his teeth in sports journalism as a stringer at the Daily Times newspapers in the mid-1970s. He would later serve as the sports editor of Sunday Concord newspapers at the newspaper’s inception in 1980.

Between 1984 and 1994, Ojeagbase introduced several other pioneering sports titles including Complete Football magazine, Complete Football International (CFI) and International Soccer Review (ISR) into the Nigerian sports market. He also introduced Complete Sports, Nigeria’s foremost sports newspaper, in 1995.

A year before that, in 1994, Ojeagbase co-founded with his wife, Esther Ojeagbase, the Success Attitude Development Centre (SADC), with a vision and mission to teach young Nigerian entrepreneurs how to start, run and make a success of their businesses. SADC has gone on to produce and inspire thousands of successful entrepreneurs who are protégés of the Ojeagbases and many of whom are now employers of labour.

Ojeagbase, whose mantra, according to the statement, “was to do business and live life with the fear of God, integrity, compassion and peace of mind,” was ordained as a pastor in March 2003.

Ojeagbase holds a Diploma in Journalism from the University of Lagos, but was conferred with a honorary Doctorate degree by a different institution for his accomplishments as an entrepreneur. He also received tons of awards and recognitions for his contributions to sports journalism, publishing, business mentorship and entrepreneurship.

He is survived by his wife, his children – both biological and adopted – as well as grandchildren and other relatives.

Burial arrangements will be announced by the family.

Condolence registers have been opened at Complete Sports headquarters at Plot 9, Alhaji Adenekan Street, Okota, Lagos; and at SADC headquarters, No. 36, Esuola Street, Off Ago Palace Way, Okota, Lagos.

Source:- Vanguard

28, Feb 2022
Mercy Aigbe’s Ex-hubby Lanre Gentry Thanks God for The Gift of His New Marriage As He Welcomes Baby Girl With New Wife

Olanrewaju Gentry the estranged husband of popular Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe has welcomed a baby girl with his new wife, Oluwabusayo.

The businessman made the announcement via his Instagram page and expressed his excitement over the new arrival.

Lanre shared a beautiful photo of Oluwabusayo with her baby bump and declared that the baby is the gift of marriage:

“Thank you Lord for the gift of marriage, I’m very happy it is a baby girl thank God.”

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28, Feb 2022
Fans gift skitmaker Taaooma 10 million naira cheque

The fans of skit maker, Maryam Apaokagi popularly known as Taooma have surprised her with cash gifts and other presents.

The ace comedian who clocks a new age today, February 28 was gifted a cash present alongside other mouth-watering gifts.

The highlight of the event was when the comedian was presented with a 10 million naira cheque.

Taaooma went ecstatic with the cash gift as she took to her Instagram page to gush over her fans.

She was taken aback by their kind gesture and went dumbfounded.

The hilarious thing about the gift is that it is fake.

“TAOTANIUMS surprised me with a lot of gifts today and I’m so overwhelmed!! My fans are the best !! 10 million
naira cheque!!! Wow! Where doni start from?

I love you all”.

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28, Feb 2022
Court extends remand of Kunle Poly for alleged murder

 

A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State, on Monday, further remanded Azeez Lawal, Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Lagos Island Branch B, for alleged murder.

Forty-eight-year-old Lawal (alias Kunle Poly) is charged with conspiracy to commit murder, murder and membership of an unlawful society.

He is standing trial along with one Adekanbi Wahab, aged 38.

Chief Magistrate Linda Balogun remanded them at the Ikoyi Custodial Centre, Lagos State.

Although the charges were read to the defendants, their pleas were not taken.

Balogun ordered their further remand for 30 days pending advice from the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution.

Balogun ordered the further remand following an application by the prosecutor, Mr Morufu Animashaun, attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Panti.

Balogun held that there was merit in the application.

The defendants were, on Jan. 27, remanded for an initial period of 30 days.

Balogun had remanded them pending further investigations by the police.

The alleged offences contravene Section 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, and Section 3 of the Anti-cultism Law of Lagos State, 2021.

The court adjourned the case until March 28 for mention.

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28, Feb 2022
Veteran Journalist And Publisher Of Complete Sports Sunny Ojeagbase Is Dead

Dr. Emmanuel Sunny Ojeagbase, founder and executive chairman of Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspapers, SuccessDigest and other online publications, has passed on to Glory.

He died on Saturday, 26 February, 2022 in Atlanta, United States of America (USA) after a brief illness. He was 71 years.

Dr. Ojeagbase hailed from Uzebba, Iuleha in Owan West of Edo State. Popularly known as Sunny Ojeagbase (or simply “S.O.”) before he added Emmanuel to his names, the late media entrepreneur broke into national consciousness as the pioneer publisher of sports news in Nigeria when he established Sports Souvenir weekly newspaper in 1984.

Before then, he was a retired soldier of the Nigerian Army who cut his teeth in sports journalism as a stringer at the Daily Times newspapers in the mid-1970s. Through sheer talent, determination and hard work, Ojeagbase blossomed very quickly and was appointed sports editor of Sunday Concord newspapers at inception in 1980 and sports editor of The Guardian newspapers also at inception in 1983. He resigned from The Guardian in 1984 to pursue his dream as an entrepreneur.

Between 1984 and 1994, Ojeagbase introduced several other pioneering sports titles including Complete Football magazine, Complete Football International (CFI) and International Soccer Review (ISR) into the Nigerian sports market. Remarkably, the Complete Football titles played very prominent roles in ensuring Nigeria’s first appearance at the FIFA World Cup at USA 1994 as well as the country’s football Gold medal win at the Atlanta ’96 Olympic Games also in the USA. Between those two historic events in Nigerians sports, Ojeagbase introduced Complete Sports as the Number One daily sports newspaper in Nigeria in 1995.

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28, Feb 2022
Oba Saheed Elegushi Loses Only Son

The entire Ikateland and the Elegushi household have been thrown into deep mourning after Oba Saheed Elegushi, Ikusenla II, the Oba of Ikateland, lost his only son.

The young lad, who recently clocked a year and seven months old, is his first and only son from his second wife, Queen Hadiza Elegushi, nee Tanko.

The toddler who was born on August 21, 2020, in London, was the heir apparent to the Elegushi throne before his death.

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28, Feb 2022
Nigerians stage protest in Abuja over the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Some Nigerians on Monday staged a protest in front of the Russian Embassy in Abuja over the invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops.

The protesters in their numbers wearing T-shirts with ‘Stop the [email protected]’ written on them chanted songs and displayed placards to express their grievances. The protesters include parents, siblings, friends, and loved ones of Nigerians stranded in Ukraine.

They lamented the reports about the ordeal being faced by their loved ones in Ukraine, especially with many Nigerians prevented from crossing the border into Poland, Hungary and others. They, therefore, called for peace.

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28, Feb 2022
Zinoleesky pledges to be fully cooperative with the NDLEA as investigations continue (Video)

Fast-rising singer, Zinoleesky, breaks silence following his arrest by the NDLEA over suspicion of illicit drug possession.

It would be recalled that the singer alongside a colleague of his, Mohbad, was arrested at their residence following a raid by the drug agency.

After being released from custody, Zinoleesky pledges to cooperate with the drug agency till their investigation is concluded and he becomes a free man once again.

Say no to Drugs, From now on me and my team will be fully Cooperative with NDLEA,” he said while appreciating fans for their support.

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28, Feb 2022
If You Want To See World War 3, Let All Firstborns Do DNA Test – Reno Omokri

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has stated that the paternity issues in many Nigerian families can be more disastrous than the Russia-Ukraine crisis that many Nigerians regard as world war 3.

Omokri stated that the real World War 3 will occur if every Nigerian man conduct DNA tests on their first born children.

He stated that the Russia-Ukraine crisis is a regional conflict and not a global war as it is being publicized on the media. He advised black Africans not to elevate a regional conflict into a global conflict.

He wrote on Instagram;

“I just laugh at Nigerians that are calling this Russia-Ukraine conflict World War 3.

If you really want to see the real World War 3, let every first born child of all Nigerian marriages be DNA tested.

The result of the DNA tests will result in the World War 3 that Nigerians are talking about.

But seriously, as Black Africans, let us learn to put things into proper perspective. Not into CNN perspective. Don’t elevate a regional conflict into a global conflict. The Russia-Ukraine war is not a World War. The Ethiopia-Tigray war, which has killed 150,000 people, is more deserving of Africa’s focus!

#TableShaker”

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28, Feb 2022
LaConco pens down appreciation message

 

LaConco recently took to her social media to send an appreciation post to those of her fans that supported her craft.

In the post she shared, she called out those who speak ill of her.

Laconco did not share any specific details but went on to appreciate them.

She said: “Appreciation Post! God I can feel you giving me and experience of who you are, the more I rest in you the greater it is. I’m grateful for it all ngiyabonga mhlengi wami. My genuine friend who have supported my business may it be increased, may it shine on you for doing good for me, your love humbles me and motivates me, I am proud to have someone like you. Baptists in my name thank you you you are strengthening me my foundation of life is getting stronger and the creator will…”

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28, Feb 2022
Dozens of Civilians Killed as Russia Carpet-Bombs Ukraine’s Second-Largest City

A report by Daily Mail indicates that Russian rocket artillery opened fire on Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city on Monday, February 28.

Authorities in Kiev confimed that dozens of civilians have been killed and hundreds wounded in what has been described as one of the most-serious attacks since the war began five days ago.

A major shopping centre in the city was hit as a barrage of Grad rockets and Smerch missiles was fired from Russian positions. Twitter user @IAPonomarenko also shared a video where an area was blanketed by explosions.

The unfotunate attack came as thousands of residents in Ukraine queued outside supermarkets for food, The Irish Sun added.

The bodies of dead and badly wounded civilians were seen littered in the streets from images and videos shared on social media.

Other pictures showed BM-21 Grad rocket cartridges laying in the streets and inside apartments.

Footage of the massacre also showed multiple blasts thought to be unguided Grad rockets or banned cluster bombs raining down on Kharkiv in quick succession.

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28, Feb 2022
Buhari’s Minister Walks Out As Meeting With Nigerian Students Ends in Deadlock

The meeting between the minister of education, Adamu Adamu, and protesting Nigerian students ended in deadlock as the minister walked out on them, Channels TV reports.

This development arose following the protest by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) a protest against the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The students led by the national president, Sunday Asefon, gathered on Monday morning, February 28, at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, displaying various placards and chanting songs of solidarity.

The protest was also held in other states across the country.

They were however stopped by security operatives at the NASS gate.

Asefon said the police officers are meant to join the protesting students because they have children in schools who are currently at home, due to the strike.

He insisted that education is a right of every Nigerian youth and the ASUU members need to resolve their disagreement with the Federal Government so students can go back to the classrooms.

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28, Feb 2022
Dj Oreo – Overseas. MP3 DOWNLOAD

DJ Oreo takes to the park this new track titled Overseas.

When it comes to music and entertainment, DJ Oreo is one of the most varied personalities.

His fundamental goal—audience satisfaction—is to make music enjoyable on the Dance Floor regardless of the crowd he encounters.

Proving his worth once again, he drops this new track.

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28, Feb 2022
Mark Pilgrim announces that his cancer has returned after 33 years in remission

 

 

Mark Pilgrim has taken to his social media to announce that his cancer has returned after 33 years in remission.

The star in a lengthy post expressed both his fear and hope as he prepares to fight for his life once more.

Mark, who hosts the 9am-noon slot at the community station Hot 102.7 revealed that he is scared.

“Thank you for all the kind messages of support as I’ve spent a few days away with loved ones. We’ll know the full extent of what’s going on in a few days after the PET scan. Suffice to say, the Big C has come knocking on my door again.

“I’m not Chuck Norris. Yes, I am scared. I am also strong. Both emotions run parallel with each other. I’m under the care of incredible doctors and surrounded by love. This is my story. And there’s more chapters to come … ” Pilgrim said.

The media personality thanked his wife in a previous post for her unending love and support. He also thanked his family, children, friends, fans and radio station Hot 102.7.

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28, Feb 2022
Brenda Ngxoli slams reports on being ill-treated by the Fergusons

Brenda Ngxoli dismisses claims of being ill-treated by the Fergusons.

It was reported in the early hours of Monday that she’s quit The Queen, a Mzansi TV series produced by Ferguson Films.

Socialite Phil Mphela reported that she’s quit and that the production company isn’t paying her well.

“After almost 3 years playing Noma on the Mzansi Magic telenovela, Ngxoli has left. Word is … she had a salary issue that could not be resolved,” Phil tweeted.

Reacting to the tweet, Brenda dismissed the report, saying she’s well treated by the company.

Umgosi wakho uWack! I never had no dispute re Salary. I’ve repeatedly lamented how well @Connie_Ferguson and Ferguson Films pay and treat me !!!!”

However, Phil Mphela who dishes out the latest on entertainment news on Twitter has been insistent on his claim about the company and the actress.

“Just to be clear … On this very platform, on record.

– Brenda did not stop coming to work

– Vuyo was not let go because of Entanglement. If you put that on record right now, I will gladly correct it. We also have to address that “since January 2020” thing,” he wrote.

 

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