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BREAKING: Police arrests Funke Akindele over house party

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The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Funke Akindele for hosting a party in contravention of the lockdown order in Lagos State.

The Lagos State Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the actress had been taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba.

He stated, “Yes, we have (arrested) Funke Akindele and we are looking for the others. She has been taken to SCID.”

Information has it that Policemen arrived in Amen Estate off Lekki-Epe Expressway in about three patrol vehicles.

Akindele, popularly known as Jenifa, who is married to singer, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, held a party in his honour on Saturday.

Singer, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, also graced the party, which had over 20 others in attendance.

Thousands of Nigerians on social media called for the arrest Akindele, popularly called ‘Jenifa’.

The actress, who is said to be an Ambassador for the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control and Dettol, has appeared in adverts calling on Nigerians to observe social distancing and hygiene.

She later apologised over the incident, saying most of those who attended the party were colleagues, who were living temporarily within the estate and could not return to their home states because of the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Lagos Infection Diseases Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) prescribes a jail term of one month or N100,000 fine or both for persons found guilty of hosting gatherings or flouting the lockdown order.

It reads in part, “Where there is a violation of a close-down or stay at home order, security Agencies shall have power to arrest without warrant and may detain any person who violates the closedown or stay at home order for at least forty-eight (48) hours.

“Where the arrested person is found guilty, the person is liable to a fine of one Hundred Thousand Nara fine (N100,000.00) or one (1) month imprisonment or three (3) months Community service.”

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VIDEO: I Had My Only Child At 40 With One Fallopian Tube – Ayo Mogaji

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Veteran actress Ayo Mogaji has shared the inspiring story of becoming a mother at 40 despite having only one fallopian tube.

She revealed in an interview with Biola Adebayo that her first pregnancy was ectopic, resulting in the removal of one fallopian tube.

An ectopic pregnancy happens when a fertilized egg implants and develops outside the usual space within the uterus.

Typically, this occurs in a fallopian tube, where eggs normally travel from the ovaries to the uterus, resulting in what is known as a tubal pregnancy.

Against the odds, she conceived naturally with her remaining tube and gave birth six weeks after her 40th birthday.

“There was this lawyer who wanted to marry me because he had been in a marriage for 14 years and they never had a child. He took me to his mum and I was looking for a child that period. Our mothers were introduced and I got pregnant.

“Unfortunately, the pregnancy was ectopic. It stayed right inside the fallopian tube and LUTH was on strike at that time. So, by the time we realised what was happening, they took me to seven hospitals and the late Uncle Ede Aderinokun was the one who gave me a note to the hospital where they admitted me.

“They didn’t even want to admit me. The doctor said he wasn’t sure if I could survive till tomorrow and I said “Do you believe in God? Even if you do not believe in God, believe in me because I believe in God. We did not have an agreement that I was going to die like this.’ They did the operation and it took them seven to nine hours the following day.

“Fortunately or unfortunately, the ectopic pregnancy ruptured before they could do anything and it ruptured my appendix, so they had to remove one fallopian tube. I am living with one and I had my child through natural birth with that one I have left.”

Mogaji also opened up about her abusive marriage, which lasted for 13 years.

She advised women to escape abusive relationships, emphasising that no one deserves to suffer mental and physical torture.

“When matrimony leads you to a place where you can’t have your own friends, the family can not come, you will start looking at them somehow, even knowing the kind of job you were in before you got married. The reaction at home, the abusive language, the physical abuse, the mental torture; when it gets too much, I will advise anybody to get out of that kind of marriage because otherwise, they may come and meet your candle.”

While she harbors no ill feelings towards her ex-husband, she believes reconciliation is unlikely due to his jealousy and complex issues.

“There can’t be room. If I could tolerate that thing for 13 years thinking there could be a change, then there can never be change. He is not a bad person but when you are too jealous and have a complex, it is very hard. It can’t work. You can try to make your marriage work, yes you can try,” she said.

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Yul Edochie’s Ex-Wife, May Joins Nollywood

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May, the estranged wife of Nollywood actor Yul Edochie, has also joined the movie industry.

She made her Nollywood debut in Omoni Oboli’s upcoming thriller ‘WivesOnStrike 3: The Uprising.’

An elated May took to her Instagram page to announce her foray into the film industry while sharing a promotional clip of the movie.

She wrote: “@omonioboli called and I answered.

This is one movie I am very excited about this year. I can’t wait for you all to see it. The Uprising Is Near!

“The countdown has begun. #TheUprising #WivesOnStrike3 is going to be epic.”

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Why I Refused To Get Phone For My 15-Year-Old Daughter – Bisola Aiyeola

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Big Brother Naija reality star and actress, Bisola Aiyeola gets candid on her refusal to buy her 15-year-old daughter a phone despite the criticism she faces regarding her parenting choices.

In a recent episode of “Mums Next Door” with Maria Chike, Bisola disclosed that she has been judged for not allowing her 15-year-old daughter to have a phone until she turns 16.

Despite facing criticism, Bisola stands by her decision, noting that her daughter can access a laptop for schoolwork and communicate with friends via Zoom.

She also recounted discovering her daughter had created a smart chat account on her laptop, which led to extending the phone ban by another year.

She said: “Yes, I have been judged by my parenting skills. So, my daughter turned 15 this year and still doesn’t have a phone. I have been pretty strict with that part of her life, and she begged. I told her she wouldn’t have a phone till she was 16, so she still had one more year to go. And people have been asking me, like, what if there is an emergency? Wouldn’t she be behind her pairs and all, but she has a laptop for school work? If her friends need to talk to her, they can call her on Zoom. Sometimes, people feel like I am overdoing it, or I am trying to be overprotective, and I am like, well, that’s your business.

“There was a time I found out she opened a smart chat account on a laptop, and I was like, how? I disciplined her, which made me extend her phone usage by a year because she was supposed to get it this year at 15.”

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