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Legendary Actor Sidney Poitier Passes Away At The Age Of 94 



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Roommates we are sending our deepest condolences to the family of legendary actor Sidney Poitier. On Friday, it was announced that he passed away at the age of 94.

According to TMZ, details surrounding, his passing is not known at the moment. He is most known for his legendary roles in films such as “Porgy and Bess,” “A Raisin in the Sun,” “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner,” and many others. Most importantly, he became the first Black male and Bahamian actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis spoke about his passing and said, “My dear friends, it is with great sadness that I learned this morning of the passing of Sir. Sidney Poitier. The boy who moved from the tomato farm on Cat Island, to moving and becoming a waiter in the United States, a young man who not only taught himself to read and write but who made words and thoughts and feelings central to his career. The man who expressed his rage against racial injustice through quiet dignity. The humanitarian, who used a steely determination, to not just better himself, but better the world he lived in.”

Sidney Poitier was also remembered by those he touched with his work both in and outside of Hollywood. Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Michael B. Jordan, and Barack Obama are just a few names that took to social media Friday to share tributes in his honor.

Tyler Perry said, “Around this time last year Cicely Tyson was releasing her book and promoting it. I had no idea she would pass away shortly thereafter. Now, to wake up this morning to a call that Sidney Poitier has passed away… all I can tell you is that my heart broke in another place. The grace and class that this man has shown throughout his entire life, the example he set for me, not only as a black man but as a human being will never be forgotten.”


Oprah said, “Sidney Poitier. My honor to have loved him as a mentor. Friend. Brother. Confidant. Wisdom teacher. The utmost, highest regard and praise for his most magnificent, gracious, eloquent life. I treasured him. I adored him. He had an enormous soul I will forever cherish. Blessings to Joanna and his world of beautiful daughters.”


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I only ‘traffic’ comedy, not drugs – DeGeneral speaks following his release [Watch video]



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Nigerian skit maker and comedian, Joshua Sunday, popularly known as DeGeneral, has released his first statement following his release from the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency’s custody on Monday.

The Instagram comedian made a clarification regarding his business, saying that he is not a drug trafficker.

Justice Daniel Osiagor of the Federal High Court on Monday, convicted the comedian alongside Caleb William, a cinematographer.

But in his ruling, the judge held that the volume of substance was minimal so rather than sentence them to jail, he warned them to “go and sin no more”.

DeGeneral took to his IG page on Tuesday and shared a video where he assured fans that he was alive, well, and prepared to go back to making skits after a short two-week absence.

The skit maker said; “As you all can see, I am alive, I am healthy, I am back to my house eating, and I am freshened up. I just want to thank the general public and to let them know that I am fine. And for you folks trying to reach out to me, showing your concern, I appreciate it a lot.

“I just want to want to debunk the news circulating that De General is a drug trafficker. I’m not a drug trafficker! If I was a drug trafficker, do you think they’ll allow me go like that? I only traffic laughter and comedy.

“So let’s get our facts right. De General is not a drug trafficker, and I love you all. I don miss to dey do skits. E kon be like say nah one year”.

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Court remands Jaruma in prison for attacking Ned Nwoko



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Popular aphrodisiac seller, Hauwa Muhammed also known as Jaruma, has been remanded in prison custody after attacking billionaire businessman, Ned Nwoko on social media.

Abuja Upper Area Court issued the remand order for Jaruma pending a bail hearing set for Friday.

The defendant was arraigned by the police following a petition by Nwoko to the FCT police command.

Nwoko had accused Jaruma of publishing falsehoods on her Instagram page against him and his wife, Regina Daniels, who is an actress.

He said Kayanmata seller claimed that she paid N10m to Regina to advertise her product but the actress reneged.

She subsequently went on Instagram to insult Nwoko, alleging that he is a victim of her Kayanmata.

The police subsequently arraigned Jaruma for defamation of character, false news publication and intimidation.

The Police Prosecutor, E. A Inegbenoise, told the court that Nwoko had reported the matter through a written petition from his lawyer to the FCT Police Command for proper investigation on January 20, 2021.

Inegbenoise pleaded with the court to allow Jaruma to remain in police custody pending investigation.

However, her lawyer, Mr James Odibe, in an oral application for bail, urged the court to grant the defendant bail on self-recognition or in the alternative, in the most liberal terms.

In his ruling, the judge, Ismailia Abdullahi, ruled that the defendant be remanded in Suleja Correctional Centre pending the bail hearing on Friday. He further adjourned the matter till February 23, 2021 for trial.


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Court Convicts Comedian De General Of Drug Trafficking



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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has convicted a comedian and skit maker, Joshua Sunday, popularly called De General, for unlawful possession of 14 grams of Tramadol.

Also convicted alongside the 22-year-old comedian, is Caleb Ojana William, who was accused of unlawful possession of 15 grams of Cannabis Sativa, popularly called Marijuana.

Justice Daniel Osiagor convicted the two men after they pleaded guilty to a count each of unlawful possession of the banned substance, made against them by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The NDLEA through its prosecutor told the court that the two convicts on January 12 at No 2B, Saula Akinlolu Orchid, Lekki, Lagos State, had in their possession the banned substance without lawful authority.

The prosecutor had told the court that the offences committed by the convicts are contrary to and punishable under section 11 (c) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ACT CAP N30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The prosecutor also urged the court to sentence the two men as prescribed by section 356(2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015, having pleaded guilty to the charge.

But in his judgment, Justice Osiagor declined to sentence the convicts. He cautioned them ‘to go and sin no more’.


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