#EndSARS promoter, Modupe Odele, says her passport is yet to be released five days after it was seized while she was on her way to Maldives for her birthday.
Modupe had earlier narrated how her passport was seized at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Sunday, November 1. She said the officer who accosted her explained that the action was ordered “from above”.
An online news platform had claimed that the Federal government was compiling a no-fly list of persons identified to have promoted the #EndSARS protest. The Ministry of Interior in a statement released, denied the allegation saying it has not and will not compile such a list.
In a tweet thread shared this evening, Modupe said five days after, her passport is yet to be released to her.
“Today is the 5th day that my passport is still being held after it was seized at the Lagos international airport. If there’s no no-fly list, that’s okay but why has my passport not being released yet?
Holding on to my passport without giving me any reason for it is a breach of my constitutional right. I’ve not been informed of any investigation against me, I’m not running. I am here. Investigate. Ask me questions but do not continue to hold on to my passport with NO reasons.
First of November, I was stopped and my passport taken some minutes to boarding this flight. No reason was given, other than “you are under investigation” today is 5th of November, I still do not have my passport back neither have I been told what the investigation is about.”
Nigeria’s Aisha Yesufu, Uyaiedu Ipke-Etim make it to BBC 100 Women 2020 list
The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020 and Aisha Yesufu and Uyaiedu Ipke-Etim made it to the list.
This year’s 100 Women is highlighting those who are leading change and making a difference during these turbulent times.
The list includes UK nurse, Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, who is of Nigerian descent.
She is an emeritus professor of nursing at the University of West London and a patron of the UK Sickle Cell Society.
She is a groundbreaking sickle-cell and thalassemia nurse who campaigned for a statue of British-Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole. She’s been a key figure in highlighting the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities.
Uyaiedu Ipke-Etim, a Nigerian feminist film-maker, director and LGBTQ+ activist, who has committed herself to creating stories about marginalised groups in Nigeria, also made it to the list.
Her film Ife?, which means “love” in Yoruba, tells the story of two Nigerian lesbians navigating the harsh, homophobic realities of Nigeria. Following the announcement of the film’s impending release, it has faced state censorship in Nigeria.
Aisha Yesufu, a Nigerian activist demanding good governance in Nigeria, also made it to the list.
Others on the list are: four-time Grammy award winner Angélique Kidjo, who advocates on behalf of children as a Unicef ambassador, Sanna Marin, who leads Finland’s all-female coalition government, Michelle Yeoh, star of the new Avatar and Marvel films and Sarah Gilbert, who heads the Oxford University research into a coronavirus vaccine, as well as Jane Fonda, a climate activist and actress.
And in an extraordinary year – when countless women around the world have made sacrifices to help others – one name on the 100 Women list has been left blank as a tribute.
Click here for the full list.
“Please stop the comparison amongst housemates on social media, we are all striving and working at our own pace” – BBNaija star, Tolani Baj tells fans
Big Brother Naija season 5 star, Tolani Baj has made an appeal to fans to stop comparing former housemates and their success on social media.
According to her, they are striving and working at their own pace. She also added that the former housemates are all unique in their own way.
Please stop the comparison amongst the housemates on social media. We’re all striving & working at our own pace. Peace & love
We’re all unique in our own way.
Chika Ike Throws Lavish 35th Birthday Party In Grand Style
Actress Chika Ike who recently turned 35 years old threw a lavish party at Shiro Lagos where her colleagues, family, friends and business partners attended in style on the 8th of November.
We found out the grand event was attended by the creme de la creme in the industry and Shiro Lagos was completely transformed with exquisite decor to celebrate the actress and business woman.
They all showed up ready to party and they did not disappoint as pictures and videos showed all of them throw it down on the dance floor as they celebrated with their friend and colleague.
Check out pictures from the event below.