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Nigeria’s First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, Extends Compassionate Visit to Ailing Actor Zack Orji

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Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, the first lady of Nigeria, visited the ill veteran actor Zack Orji at the National Hospital in Abuja with other notable people, including the wife of the vice president and the minister of women’s affairs, in a show of compassion and solidarity. In addition to providing support during a trying period, the visit was intended to see how the actor was doing.

Zack Orji, a revered figure in Nigeria’s entertainment industry, was recently admitted to the National Hospital after collapsing in his home, leading to widespread concern among fans and colleagues. A video depicting the actor in a critical condition circulated on the eve of the new year, prompting an outpouring of well-wishes from Nigerians.

The brief yet impactful visit by Senator Oluremi Tinubu reportedly brought smiles to the faces of those present, as Zack Orji is now reported to be in stable condition and showing signs of improvement since his admission to the hospital over the weekend. The visit, lasting approximately 13 minutes, provided a moment of solace and encouragement for the veteran actor and his family.

Details of the encounter during the visit have been kept confidential, respecting the privacy of Zack Orji and his loved ones. The dignitaries expressed their well-wishes and offered words of encouragement, reaffirming the importance of collective support during challenging times.

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National Hospital Public Relations Officer Tayo Hastrup shared positive news about Zack Orji’s health, stating, “He has started talking. He is in stable condition. His wife is by his side. We thank God for him.” The dedicated care provided by the medical team at the National Hospital contributed to the positive turn in the actor’s health.

Zack Orji’s situation adds to the growing concerns about the health of Nollywood veterans, with other actors like Mr. Ibu and Amaechi Muonagor facing health challenges. The entertainment industry, as well as fans, remains hopeful for the full recovery of these beloved figures who have made significant contributions to Nigerian cinema.

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Nollywood filmmaker Frank Igho Vaughan passes away

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Popular filmmaker and former Vice President of the Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN), Frank Igho Okpokoro Vaughan, is dead.

Vaughan passed on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, after battling an undisclosed illness. The news was affirmed by the President of the Directors Guild of Nigeria, DGN, Victor Okhai, in a recent telephone conversation with Vanguard.

“Yes, he died yesterday, but I’m yet to get the details of his death,” Okhai said.

Vaughan, who was born in the 1960s, recently became a pastor at Dominion City Church, Asaba, Delta State. He was also a seasoned TV producer and director, as well as a current affairs and political analyst.

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His death comes on the heels of actor Amaechi Muonagor, who died on March 24, 2024, at age 61 after battling a kidney disease.

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BREAKING: EFCC arrests Bobrisky for naira abuse

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested and detained controversial cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye aka Bobrisky, over abuse of naira, spraying of naira notes and currency mutilation.

Bobrisky, who has been embroiled in several controversies over the past weeks, was arrested in Lagos on Wednesday night, and has since been detained at the Lagos Command of the EFCC.

Confirming the development to our correspondent in a telephone interview on Thursday, the spokesperson for the EFCC, Dele Oyewale, noted that Bobrisky would be charged to court.

Oyewale said, “Bobrisky is with us. He was arrested last night in Lagos, and he is at our Lagos command. We arrested him for alleged abuse of naira notes, spraying of nara notes, and currency mutilation, among others.

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“We are very serious about restoring the dignity of the naira. Though our investigation is still ongoing, but he will definitely be charged to court soon.”

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How Mide Martins bullying made me start skin bleaching – Habibat Jinad

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Actress Habibat Jinad has revealed the reasons behind her decision to bleach her skin, citing pressure from a senior colleague, Mide Martins.

Speaking on Biola Bayo’s talk show, Talk To B, Habibat recounted an incident on the set of a movie directed by Mide’s husband, Afeez Owo.

During the incident, Habibat claimed that she was unjustly punished for a colleague’s mistake, and Mide Martins allegedly insulted her skin color in front of the entire crew, likening her complexion to that of a monkey.

These derogatory remarks deeply affected Habibat, leading her to consider skin bleaching in an attempt to conform to societal standards.

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“At a rehearsal ground at Afeez Owo’s set, something happened, a colleague of mine did something and I wasn’t the one who did that thing and they said we should kneel.

“Mrs. Mide Martins was there, my boss was there and some other people and Mide Martins compared it to a monkey’s skin. And it got to me. She even complained about my skin, saying I was too dark and this made me contemplate bleaching my skin to please her and others,” Habibat explained.

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