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The management of Tasty Time Nigeria Ltd, has refuted reports of fire outbreak at its Lagos factory. Some sections of the media had reported that a team of policemen and fire-fighters had Friday last week put out an inferno at the company’s Ipaja factory. Reacting to the report, the Managing Director of Tasty Time, Mr Isaac Kole, in a statement said that there was no fire outbreak at its factory in Lagos.
Watch Hamidou Diallo jump over 7ft tall Shaquille O’Neal to win the 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest
Oklahoma City Thunder Shooting-Guard Hamidou Diallo has won the 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
The 20-year-old American of Guinean descent pulled off several outrageous moves at the Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina on Sunday, February 16.
Diallo beat participants Miles Bridges from Charlotte Hornets, John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks and Dennis Smith Jr of the New York Knicks to emerge champion.
Diallo was nearly flawless in all of his attempts in the prelim nary rounds which got the crowd hyped.
He brought out a dunk in comparison to Atlanta Hawks star Vince Carter to steal the show in the finals.
Diallo used legendary Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal as a decoy as he dunked over him using his elbow to hold the rim which sent the crowd into overdrive.
The dunk over the seven foot tall Shaquille was enough for the judges to give Diallo the win over Smith who was also impressive using rapper J.Cole in one of his dunks.
Joe Harris wins 2019 NBA Three-Point Contest
Brooklyn Nets star Joe Harris is the winner of the 2019 NBA Three-Point Contest.
Harris won the 33rd edition of the NBA Three-Point Contest held at the Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina on Sunday, February 16.
Other participants in the competition were Devin Booker, Danny Green, Buddy Hield, Damian Lillard, Khris Middleton, Kemba Walker and former winner Dirk Nowitzki.
After narrowly progressing to the finals of the event, Harris produced a stunning performance to beat Golden State Warriors Guard Stephen Curry who was favourite to win.
Despite the win Harris showed humility by stating that Steph is still the greatest shooter of all time.
He said, “Steph is the greatest shooter of all time,” Harris said. “Shooting off the rack is not indicative of being a better shooter than Steph Curry.
“I don’t want anyone to get it twisted at all. For me to come in and win on my first time, it’s surreal. It’s been an honor for me to be here, for me to participate this weekend, and it’s something I’ll remember for a long time.”
Jayson Tatum wins NBA Skills Challenge
Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum has won the 2019 NBA Skills Challenge.
Tatum pulsed off an incredible three-pointer from midcourt to be crowned champion ahead of Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young.
Other participants in the competition were Mike Conley Jr, Luka Dončić, De’Aaron Fox, Nikola Jokić, Kyle Kuzma and Nikola Vučević.
The Chicago Police Department has raided and invited two persons of interest in the Jussie Smollett assault case.
The police in the United States of America are questioning the two people of interest involved in the assault case on Jussie Smollett.
According to TMZ, the two men who are of Nigerian heritage were said to have flown out of the country the night after the attack on the Empire star. However, the said men returned to the US on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
The police then took a swipe on the residence of the two men and a number of items of special interest including 5 bottles of bleach, a red hat, 2 laptops, and others were seized by the police.
The two Nigerians are said to have been extras on the TV series Empire. Chicago PD has confirmed that the 2 men taken in for questioning are the same men in the surveillance video screen grab. The PD confirms transportation records, along with interviews with Jussie and other witnesses, led to the ID of the 2 men.
This latest development is coming less than two weeks after the Chicago Police Department released photos of two people of interest in the assault case on Jussie Smollet.
Police release photos of persons of interest in the alleged assault on Jussie Smollet
In the wake of the assault on ‘Empire’ star, Jussie Smollett, the police have released photos of two people of interest who might have questions to answer. PEOPLE reports that the police has released photographs of two people they wish to question in relation to the alleged assault on Jussie Smollett.
The Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi released an update on the case, revealing how investigators have acquired footage that could lead to the arrests of the Empire actor’s assailants.
“Photos of people of interest who were in area of the alleged assault & battery of Empire cast member,” Guglielmi tweeted on Wednesday evening alongside the photos of the figures, both wearing dark clothing, walking side-by-side.
Jussie Smollett was attacked on a subway in Chicago earlier in January while on his way to get food. It was reported that he was attacked by two masked men.
Jussie Smollett hospitalised after reportedly being injured in homophobic attack
Jussie Smollett was hospitalised after he was reportedly injured by two men in what looks like a homophobic attack back in January. According to TMZ, the ‘Empire’ star arrived in Chicago from New York late Monday. He went to a Subway around 2 am because he was hungry. When he walked out someone yelled, “Aren’t you that f***ot Empire n****?”
There were reportedly two white men wearing ski masks that viciously attacked Jussie as he fought back. He reportedly suffered a fractured rib, and the attackers put a rope around his neck and poured bleach on him as they yelled, “This is MAGA country.”
This is following a spat he had with a woman identified as Lolo. Weeks towards the 2019 general elections that has now been postponed a week further, the pop star has noticeably been engrossed in the business of politics.
Two political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are the main choices in Nigeria because of their large following and Davido has been observed to be more affectionate with the latter.
That means voting in its candidate, a former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar who seem like a bad egg to some observers. Davido’s affiliation with him encouraged Lolo to accuse him of selling his soul for strongly campaigning for the PDP’s candidate.
“Wait so David wants to throw his toys out the pram and sub wiz kid because he didn’t want to sell his vote or sell his soul convincing the population to vote knowing FULL WELL that the candidate is thrash.
“All of us here using our voices to remind people that they have a choice and this one wants to regress. Not everyone should get involved if your influence is going to be used to keep Nigeria where it is,” Lolo addresses Davido on Instagram.
Unfortunately, the singer posted an angry response to protest the condemnation.
The conversation initiated by Lolo seemed about making responsible choices as an influencer but he gave a condescending feedback that focused on her looks.
In his comeback, the artist was not happy about being addressed by his real name David.
“The name is Davido not David, You dont know or you want to know me?? Make I start? You got a list and you know it! ooops.
“No, as no tits yellow teeth broke ass bitch keep my name out ya mouth, and stop sharing p*ssy around yoy filthy little thing. talking about I sold my soul? Walking around looking like Valeria Levetina.
“You got your 5 mintutes now bitch you can go back to your jobless no purpose having life! You sick bitch,” Davido reportedly replies.
In Nigeria, more women are asking for fairer treatment in the society and wish not to be objectified because of their status.
Davido’s comments has reignited the activism directed at men who show less interest in the value of women.
Being a bad role model
In a video she posted to reply Davido’s harsh counter, Lolo brings attention to the harmful impact on his response on close to 10 million people who follow him on social media, particularly on IG.
“Man! It is 2019. Stop belittling a woman for how she looks and stop making everything about how she looks,” Lolo retorts at the beginning of the clip.
She is very confident of her appearance and she goes on to confirm that.
“No, ass no tits yellow teeth broke ass bitch keep…. From where? My tits are good. Do you know what I mean?,” she says while gesturing with her frontal anatomy.
“It is sort of like there is nothing else to say. It is so normal or natural for a woman to be insulted on her physical appearance or be rated by her physical appearance. Or everything is just down to her physical appearance. It is so so sad.
“There are so many young boys that follow David… young girls that follow David.
“There is two little girls that he has brought into this world. All of these people are aiming for some kind of influence.
“And I think it is a bad example. What does my body have to do with anything?,” she asks.
The woman is not bothered about the comments made by Davido also known as David.
She noted that her video response was an advocacy to address the common issue her gender is faced against living in the Nigerian society.
“I am not gonna lose sleep over David. I did wanna highlight that we are still here.
“We are still in this whole thing where a man is gonna see you and if he does not like what you are bringing to the table, he is gonna analyse how you look.”
Celebrities must pull their weight
With a massive following spread all over Nigeria and the globe, it is important for celebrities to pull their weight.
The disappointment of having the elections postponed had a negative impact on many including public figures. Like a comedian Alibaba who expressed constructively his feeling about the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) hours to the polls on Saturday, February 16, 2019.
If an effective plan had been put in place, the general elections would have been held as opposed to a postponement citing logistics reasons.
His views were positive and proposes a new way to doing things. On the day the elections were shifted to a further date, Pulse captured the reactions of many public figures who also shared thoughts with useful suggestions.
While sharing good opinion is good, having a thick skin must not be lacking. A celebrity must see the role as one that does not give protection against criticism and must already have a civil response prepared in case they are condemned for their actions.
It is a nice way to pull their weight which also means respecting women more.
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