Nollywood veteran, Joke Silva’s younger sister, Bisi dies of Cancer

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Bisi Silva, the younger sister of Nollywood veteran, Joke Silva and founder and Artistic Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Lagos died on Tuesday Feb. 12th after a protracted battle with cancer.

 

Bisi died at about 3:45 p.m in Lagos.

 

She opened CCA in 2007 and later Asiko International Art School in Lagos. After her first degree in Foreign Languages in Paris, she earned her two-year MA in Visual Arts(Curating and Commissioning of contemporary Art) at the Royal College of Art in London.

 

Bisi curated numerous important exhibitions in Nigeria, Africa and Europe. These exhibitions included ”Democrazy”, Playing with Chance: El Anatsui” and ”J.D. Okhai Ojeikere: Moments of Beauty.” She was in her fifties. In October 2015, she presented a fascinating coffee table book, J.D. OKHAI OJEIKERE, in Lagos. The book is the most comprehensive archive of powerful photographs of over six decades of Ojeikere.

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Canadian singer, Avril Lavigne addresses conspiracy theory that she died and was replaced with a clone

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Canadian singer, Avril Lavigne in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, talked about the death hoax that has been making rounds for nearly a decade.

 

When she was asked about the bizarre dead-and-cloned rumor that keeps popping up, she said she thinks it’s bonkers saying how else are you supposed to feel about the rumor that you have not only been dead for over 15 years, but have been permanently replaced by your body double?

In her words, ‘more like that it’s just a dumb internet rumor and [I’m] flabbergasted that people bought into it. Isn’t that so weird? It’s so dumb. And I look the exact same. On one hand, everyone is like, ‘Oh my god, you look the same,’ and on the other hand people are like, ‘Oh my god, she died.’

The rumours started in 2011 when a Brazilian blog called “Avril Está Morta,” which means “Avril Is Dead,” hit the internet. The site claims that Lavigne died by suicide in 2003 and the current Avril is not the real Avril, but someone pretending to be the real Avril to record music as the real Avril, and perform as the real Avril. According to them, an Avril Lavigne lookalike named Melissa Vandella took the pop-rock musician’s place.

FUTO student arrested for allegedly killing her estranged boyfriend

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A 20-year-old undergraduate of the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Chitere Okoronkwo, pictured above, has been arrested by men of the Imo state police command for allegedly killing her boyfriend, Johnmark Osigwe.

Parading her before newsmen at the command’s headquarters on Tuesday February 12th, the state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, said investigations by the police, showed that Chitere and Johnmark were lovers and after they fell out, she allegedly masterminded his kiling on August 8, 2018, and afterwards fled to South Africa.

“Chitere Okoronkwo, 20, of Umualumaku village in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, was arrested at Ama-Wire Uratta in Owerri, Imo State by SARS operatives on Monday. She was arrested in connection with the murder of one Johnmark Osigwe, 24, at Nkwo-Orji in Owerri on August 16, 2018. It is important to note that the deceased was a boyfriend to the suspect.

“When their relationship got sour and ended, the girl demanded compensation. The deceased, due to persistent threats to life before being assassinated, had paid N1.8m for shop rent and N2m for interior decoration of the shop to the estranged girlfriend. Not done with the threats, she demanded N3m, which the deceased gave through a lawyer. Before the money was finally paid to the lady, he was murdered inside his Mercedes SUV.

“After his death, the lady fled to South Africa. Okoronkwo has confessed that she told a guy that she wanted the victim dead due to their misunderstanding” she said

The police boss said more investigations are currently going on and that the suspect would be charged to court soon.

PDP accuses APC of burning INEC Offices

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says fresh facts available to it shows that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is responsible for the burning of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices in various parts of the country.

 

In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, the  party claims to have the details of how the APC mobilized misguided elements in its fold to burn INEC offices and destroy electoral materials and equipment in Plateau, Abia and Anambra state.

Our party is also privy to clandestine plots by the APC to burn INEC offices in some other states, so as to paralyze the commission’s operations in such states, and pave the way for the isolation and postponement of Presidential elections in those states; after which it plans to unleash compromised security agencies to muzzle the shifted polls in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Having realized that President Buhari has no chance in a credible, free and fair general election, the APC now plots a violent staggering of the polls so as to use security forces to re-enact the same rigging formula it used in the 2018 Ekiti and Osun governorship elections.

In attacking INEC offices and destroying the card readers, APC seeks to cripple the commission’s use of full benefit of technology that will guarantee a credible biometric voter accreditation.

The PDP in very unequivocal terms insists that it will never accept any attempt by the APC to postpone the Presidential election in any state of the federation. The Presidential election must hold in all the states on the 16th of February and President Buhari will be served his defeat certificate.

The PDP therefore charges Nigerians to resist the desperation of the APC, for which it has now resorted to burning INEC offices. The party also charges INEC to note that the APC is after it facilities and as such put stronger measures to protect itself from the assaults of this desperate party.