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Shannen Doherty calls out people not social distancing during coronavirus outbreak



Shannen Doherty wearing a black shirt: US actress Shannen Doherty attends the FOX Summer TCA 2019 All-Star Party at Fox Studios on August 7, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Michael Tran / AFP)    (Photo credit should read MICHAEL TRAN/AFP via Getty Images)
US actress Shannen Doherty Shannen Doherty is urging people to stay home, as global coronavirus cases have reached the hundreds of thousands.

The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum, who is living with stage IV cancer, took to her Instagram account to share her passionate plea. Pictured standing in a sunny room and holding up a homemade sign that reads “I am staying home (and ranting) for us ALL #StayHome,” Doherty explained why it’s so important that people protect themselves and each other.

“I am staying home (and ranting) for us ALL,” Doherty wrote. “For my fellow cancer warriors who fight hard every day for more time. For my mom. For my family. For my husband. For my mother-in-law and father-in-law. For my friends. For my friends’ kids. For every single one of you.”


“For myself with stage 4 cancer, my battle is hard enough. For one of my closest friend of over 28 years who has decided to end her battle with metastatic cancer and is in the hospital for the last time alone. For every doctor and hospital worker. For every person at a grocery store doing their best to help. For every person forced to be on the front lines. I’m doing this for us,” she wrote. “Please join me.”

Earlier, Doherty posted a video which appears to be of a crowded road filled with cars of people heading over the canyon into Malibu.

“Got sent this. Currently going on right now. These are [people] heading over canyon to Malibu. They aren’t grocery shopping. They are going to beaches and hikes etc. How hard is it to stay home unless you have no other option??? Work at a hospital or grocery store, gas station OK I get it,” Doherty wrote.

“Need groceries? OK yes but the beach? Roaming around within close proximity? Going on hikes with thousands of others?”

“I like fresh air too,” Doherty added. “I’m in my yard. Away from everyone else. Why? Because I love this world and most in it. I’m doing my part. Can’t these people? Sorry for the rant. #SorryNotSorry”

Doherty was first diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2015 and had a single mastectomy. The cancer had spread to the lymph nodes, so she underwent chemotherapy and radiation, as well as intense reconstructive surgery. In 2017, she announced she was in remission. However, Doherty announced in February that her cancer had returned and is now more advanced.

Shannen Doherty has spoken openly about her cancer battle © Getty Shannen Doherty has spoken openly about her cancer battle Thanking her fans via social media for their “love, prayers and support,” Doherty said it’s an “odd time” and her feet don’t feel “completely underneath” her. “To say I have stress is an understatement,” she wrote. “To say that I’m struggling is mild.”

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Music Artiste, Sammie Okposo Dies, aged 51



Gospel Singer Sammie Okposo has died at 51

According to reports online, the highly talented music producer slumped Friday morning and died.

Earlier this year, Sammie made headlines after he publicly apologized to his wife, Ozioma for cheating on her with another lady in the United States.

Recall that on January 24, an American-based lady identified as African Doll accused him of impregnating her during one of his tours in the US.

The lady said the gospel singer hid his marital status from her when she met him in Dallas and they started an intimate affair which eventually led to the pregnancy.

African Doll said when she discovered she was pregnant and told Sammie about it, his attitude changed and he abandoned her after asking her to abort it and she refused.

Sammie later confessed to having an extramarital affair with the lady when he tendered a public apology to his wife, family, friends, and fans on his Instagram page.

The gospel singer deactivated his Instagram account amid the backlash over the issue. He also revealed that he will be stepping back from ministerial work until “full restoration”

In the apology which was shared on his Instagram page, the singer lamented over the incident which happened in 2021 and also declared that he was now free from sin.

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We’re Harnessing Technology to Reposition Arts and Culture in Nigeria – Runsewe



By Cecilia Ijuo

The Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, says the agency is harnessing technology to reposition the arts and culture sub-sector in Nigeria.

Runsewe told the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Abuja on Sunday that technology came in handy for the agency during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

He said NCAC was one of the agencies that continued its activities to promote the country’s values due to its ability to deploy technology.

Runsewe said with the use of technology, the agency was able to carry out its activities with little or no hitch, adding that there was minimal human contact.

“During COVID-19 pandemic, the agency was one of the few sub-sectors that were busy with activities.

“We were having forum every Saturday then.

“We were the only ones that had a drive in theatre, where people could watch from their cars.

“We also had a radio network that was connected to car radios within the vicinity to making it easy for people to have clear audio, ” he said.

Runsewe said given the dynamic nature of the society, it was only proper for the agency to keep up with the times to make meaningful impact.

He said, “there is no way you can transfer information that technology will not be involved, so it is critical.

“Part of what we do is to adopt technology, particularly in our effort to reach the youth, who are technology savvy.

“We all know we cannot reach them effectively without the use of technology.”

The NCAC boss said the agency would continue to advance its use of technology for the development of the culture and tourism sector and the country at large.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that recent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) report by National Bureau of Statistics indicated that Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector contributed 18.44 per cent to Nigeria’s GDP in the second quarter of 2022.

It further reports that the sector saw a 6.55 per cent growth rate from first the first quarter 2022.(NAN)

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Veteran Musician, Sir Victor Uwaifo, is Dead



Legendary singer and guitarist, Sir Victor Uwaifo has been reported dead. He was 80 years.

Uwaifo, who released hits after hits in fast tempo highlife music was said to have died, after a brief illness.

One of his monikers was ‘Guitar Boy’, a name that stuck with him after a song with same title.

The Joromi artist died at home today.

Uwaifo, who served as Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Edo State of Nigeria between 2001 and 2003, was born on March 1, 1941, in Benin City.

He attended Western Boys High School in his hometown and later, St Gregory’s College, Lagos.

Sir (Prof) Victor Uwaifo

He subsequently proceeded to Yaba College of Technology, Lagos from where he obtained a National Art Diploma with distinction and shone as an outstanding athlete.

He received a B.A Hons, First Class, Fine and Applied Arts from the University of Benin and a Masters’ Degree in Sculpting from the same university.

He also obtained a Ph.D in Architectural Sculpture from the same university where he has been a Professor for several years.

In March, he marked his 80th birthday, which was turned into a carnival of sort, to celebrate his contributions not just to music, but also to creative arts.

Uwaifo had a Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) Degree (Honoris) by the University of Benin; the Benin National Merit Award; the University of Benin Distinguished Alumnus Award and the National Honour of Member of the Order of the Niger by the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

In 2010, Prof. Uwaifo was one of the select Nigerians awarded the fellowship of the Nigerian Academy of Letters at a grand event at the University of Lagos.

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