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1 Mar 2024

Breaking News: Beloved Yoruba actor Sisi Quadri tragically passes away at the age of 44.

Tolani Quadri Oyebamiji, widely known as Sisi Quadri passes away at the age of 44. 

 It's truly heartbreaking news for the Yoruba Nollywood community and his fans. Sisi Quadri recently celebrated his 44th birthday on December 25, 2023, and it's devastating to lose such a talented actor at such a young age.

The news of his death was shared by his fellow colleagues in the Yoruba movie industry, and the messages of condolences have been pouring in. Nollywood actress Abiola Bayo took to her verified Instagram handle to express her grief, saying, "You will be greatly missed, Sisi Quadri. May your soul rest in perfect peace." Tunde Yusuf, another actor, also shared a heartfelt tribute, reminding us that everything in the world is according to the will of Allah.

Regina Chukwu, while expressing her condolences, shared that she had the privilege of working with Sisi Quadri as a makeup artist on set for several years. It's clear that he had a profound impact on those he worked with, both on and off the screen.

Sisi Quadri is best known for his remarkable role in the movie "Seniyan Seranko," which was released on December 4, 2004. He was also set to grace the screens once again in the highly anticipated film "Anikulapo: The Return of Spectre," which was scheduled for release in cinemas across the country today (Friday).

It's truly a loss for the Nigerian film industry to lose such a talented and promising actor. Sisi Quadri's passion for his craft and dedication to his work will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and fans during this difficult time.

Rest in peace, Sisi Quadri. Your legacy will continue to shine through your incredible performances.

Tony Elumelu Leads Global Leaders at COP28 to Drive Equitable Climate Action for Africa

 Tony Elumelu, the Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation. He's taking charge and bringing together global leaders at the COP28 - UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai. The goal is to drive immediate and fair climate action for Africa. Tony Elumelu is a strong advocate for an equitable Marshall plan for climate action and has been empowering green entrepreneurs through his foundation. It's awesome to see leaders coming together to address climate change and work towards a more sustainable future. 

UN Climate Talks President Responds to Climate Denial Claims with Strong Defense

The head of the UN climate talks, Sultan al-Jaber, has fired back at claims that he denies climate science. In response to his previous comments about the role of fossil fuels in limiting temperature rise, he clarified that he and the talks fully believe in and respect the science. He expressed surprise at attempts to undermine the work of the COP28 presidency and emphasized the importance of addressing climate change. The ongoing talks in Dubai aim to make progress in tackling this global challenge.

Atiku Slams Tinubu's COP28 Dubai Summit: A Jamboree Instead of Climate Change Focus!"

 Atiku Abubakar is criticizing President Bola Tinubu for his large entourage at the COP28 Climate Change Summit in Dubai. Atiku called it an 'Owambe' all-comers jamboree instead of a serious summit. According to Atiku, the summit is meant to focus on improving lives, clean air and water, and a secure future, not to be a party. He questioned why over 1,400 delegates were part of the entourage. Atiku believes that Nigeria's economic situation requires leaders to be more mindful of their spending. 

Allegations of Officials Signing Documents in Akeredolu's Name: What's Happening in Ondo State?

 According to Kayode Ajulo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, he alleges that some officials are signing documents on behalf of the governor, who is currently ailing. This has raised concerns about the transfer of power and the influence of certain individuals in the state governance. It's definitely a situation worth keeping an eye on. Let's hope for a resolution soon! 

ICYMI!: Benin People's Influence on Lagos: Insights from Erelu Abiola Dosunmu

Erelu Abiola Dosunmu shared some fascinating insights about the historical connection between the Benin people and Lagos. It seems that the Benin people had a significant influence on Lagos, with the Awori tribe even paying royalties to them. The article dives into the complexities of history and how it can sometimes be distorted to serve different interests. 

Gold Soars to New Heights as Bitcoin Surges Past $41.5K: Exciting Market Developments!

Gold prices have hit a record high, while Bitcoin has been on a rampage, surpassing $41.5K. It's quite a bullish start to the last month of the year, right? The crypto market is experiencing a modest rally, with Ethereum also rising above $2,200. Market analysts expect the global bullion rush to continue, with gold spot prices reaching $2,100. It seems that both gold and Bitcoin are gaining traction as safe-haven assets during times of uncertainty. This is definitely an interesting development to keep an eye on! 

Elon Musk's Bold Words: The Impact of Advertiser Disruption on X's Future

In a recent interview, Musk acknowledged that subscriptions alone may not fully replace advertising revenue on X. While the company faces the potential loss of advertisers, Musk understands the financial implications. With Twitter's advertising revenue dropping and X's staffing bill and loan servicing to consider, bankruptcy is a possibility. However, it's an extreme scenario that Musk would likely want to avoid.

Haaland's Frustration: Referee Decision Sparks Controversy in Man City 3-3 Tottenham Showdown

In a thrilling match between Manchester City and Tottenham, Erling Haaland took to social media to express his frustration with referee Simon Hooper. The controversy arose when Haaland was denied the opportunity to play an advantage in the closing moments of the game. Despite being fouled and managing to regain his footing to set up Jack Grealish, the referee initially waved play on but then blew his whistle to pull it back for a City free-kick. Haaland, along with other City players, protested the decision, and pundits criticized the referee's call. Haaland's repost of the incident on X, formerly Twitter, with a "Wtf" comment further highlighted his disappointment. The incident has sparked a debate and added to the drama of the 3-3 draw.

Blades in Turmoil: Paul Heckingbottom Set to be Axed as Sheffield United Manager

Sheffield United is poised to part ways with manager Paul Heckingbottom within the next 24 hours. After suffering a devastating 5-0 loss against Burnley, the team finds themselves at the bottom of the Premier League with only five points from 14 games. Heckingbottom, who led United to promotion last season, criticized the club for prioritizing financial decisions over football, especially regarding the sale of key players. Former manager Chris Wilder is among the top contenders to take over. With the team hosting second-placed Liverpool on Wednesday, the Blades face a challenging road ahead.

Cristiano Ronaldo Faces $1 Billion Lawsuit Over Binance Ads, Alleged Loss-Making Investments Shake Crypto World.

Football star Cristiano Ronaldo is confronted with a class action lawsuit in the US, claiming that his promotion of Binance led to loss-making investments for individuals. The plaintiffs seek damages exceeding $1 billion. Ronaldo's endorsement allegedly caused a significant surge in searches for Binance, leading people to invest in what the claimants term "unregistered securities." The lawsuit raises questions about celebrity endorsements in the crypto space, with regulators emphasizing the need for transparency. The case comes amid broader legal challenges in the crypto industry, with Binance recently facing penalties and forfeitures from the US Justice Department.

Rescue Operation Saves Trapped Worker in Building Collapse in Abuja.

A construction site in the Central Business District of Abuja experienced a partial collapse, but thanks to the prompt response from the Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the FCT fire service, one person was successfully rescued. The victim, who was part of the laborers working on the first floor, was trapped under the fallen cast. The rescue team utilized extrication equipment and the construction company's excavator to free the trapped individual. Currently, the victim is receiving treatment at the National Hospital, Abuja. Mohammed Sabo, acting director-general of FEMA, emphasized the importance of adhering to building codes and standards, urging developers to prioritize the safety of workers and future occupants. Safety should never be compromised! 🚧👷‍♂️🏢

Stakeholders Encourage Female Journalists to Combat Gender-Based Violence.

During the 11th triennial National Delegates Conference in Abuja, stakeholders urged the Nigeria Association of Female Journalists (NAWOJ) to intensify their advocacy against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and harmful traditional practices affecting women and girls. The conference, themed "Unite! Activism to End Violence Against Women and Girls: The Role of the Media," emphasized the crucial role of the media in addressing GBV and other societal issues. Mrs. Ene Obi, former Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria, highlighted the need for responsible reporting and avoiding sensationalism or victim-blaming. Mr. Chris Isiguzo, President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), called for unity, collaboration, and progress within the organization. Let's hope their efforts bring about positive change! 💪📰

Over 100 People Abducted by Bandits in Zamfara Community

A tragic incident occurred in Mutunji community, Zamfara state, where bandits abducted more than 100 individuals during an attack that took place on Friday night. The attack happened after a bandit leader named Damina demanded a levy of N50 million from the community for their safety. Unfortunately, the residents couldn't meet the deadline, leading to the abduction. Thankfully, no casualties were reported. Let's hope for a swift resolution to this situation. 🙏😔

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