A crowd gathered in the Idumota area of Lagos Island on Wednesday, August 26, after a man was seen dozing near the base of the pedestrian bridge.
The incident occurred at about 10.30 am.
According to Vanguard, eyewitnesses claim the man, clad in shirt and a pair of trousers with a bag hung around his neck, was seated and dozing off, thereby blocking some traders from displaying their wares.
At first, they assumed he was ill and tried to help him only to discover he was drunk.
Seeing that he wasn’t ill, one of the traders angrily attempted to pull him out of the space where they were meant to display their goods but the man, who was still deeply asleep, lay gently on the floor and continued dozing.
Sujimoto Bags Tech Times’ Africa Linkedin Corporate Brand Awards, 2020 Amongst Other Giants
Being place on a pedestal as this is one we appreciate and do not take for granted. Winning this award is in line with the philosophy which we established Sujimoto on. We founded it on the principles of Diligence, Integrity, Quality and Customer Addiction. We had no rich Uncle or a wealthy Aunty to bankroll us. All we had was our dream and a passion to redefine luxury living in Nigeria.
Whether by mere coincidence or design, we were placed at the bottom of the pyramid. We drew inspiration from the quote “they tried to buried us, but they didn’t know we were seeds” and like an Iroko tree, we broke through the ground and grew, not forgetting to observe the Covid-19 social distancing rule even in the competition by giving a margin of over 3,000 points!
When we saw the big brands, we didn’t believe we could push so hard and claim the top position but the words of our MD/CEO, Sijibomi Ogundele echoed in our ears, “to be second is to be last” and we were able to “Usain Bolting” other nominees.
This would not have been possible without the help of our followers, business partners, clients, friends, and well-wishers both home and abroad, who voted relentlessly.
LinkedIn, being a platform that reconnects good friendship, helped in carrying the nomination story to a friend of our MD/CEO in Australia, whom he has not seen in the last 7 years. Not only did he vote, he also went the extra mile to rally others to do likewise. Amongst the numerous people who voted was an ex-girlfriend from France.
This award is a reminder that there’s no nobility in mediocrity and that once you apply diligence and hard work to everything you do, winning becomes inevitable.
We use this medium to thank our fellow nominees, who we see as our Corporate mentors, for all the amazing work they are doing and how they are setting the pace in their various industries.
We see the massive support we enjoyed from all and sundry as a rare privilege and we say a BIG ‘thank you’ to those who went all out to support us. Truly, the diligent man will stand with Kings and not mere men.
Dr Dre’s wife, Nicole claims he secretly transferred his stage name and other assets to avoid losing them in their divorce battle
Hip Hop mogul and producer, Dr Dre’s estranged wife, Nicole has stated that Dre secretly transferred valuable assets like his stage name and “The Chronic” to himself recently after they split in order to avoid losing them to her when their divorce battle started.
But Dre and his management have debunked her story calling them “ridiculous” and an attempt to embarrass him into submission.
Dre and Nicole have been in the middle of a messy divorce battle where she is asking for almost $2 million a month in spousal support after finding out she can’t get half of his properties and wealth because she signed a prenup agreement.
Nicole says she signed the prenup under duress and that Dre ripped it up several years into the marriage, actions Dre strongly denies .
Nicole Young, in new legal documents claims Dre created a solely-owned, brand new holding company and transferred into it what she claims is joint property — trademarks for “Dr. Dre” and “The Chronic.” Nicole says it’s a blatant attempt to hide assets that are community property.”
According to Nicole’s legal docs, she says Dre transferred the trademarks after he allegedly kicked her out of their home and before he threatened on June 27, 2020 to divorce her.
Nicole, then took advantage of the heads up and filed for divorce just 2 days later.
Nicole calls Dre’s move an “epic failure and reveals the true nature of his character, or lack thereof.” Nicole says the Dre trademark was first filed in 1997 — when they were already married.
Nicole also claims she was the victim of physical, emotional and financial abuse during their marriage. She does not outline specific instances of abuse. Our Dre sources say to that
But a Dre source has denied her claims, telling TMZ:
“They were married in 1996. Chronic came out in ’92 and Dr. Dre used his name since the 80’s, so it’s all his and his alone.”
“It’s the act of a desperate woman who finally realized that the iron-clad prenup she signed doesn’t win her the lottery.”
“In their 26 years together, there has never been any hint or claim of threatened or actual physical violence and the insinuation is an insult to actual victims of domestic abuse.”
“There was one incident of violence 30 years ago not involving Nicole — and Dre paid the price for it.”
President Buhari’s media aide, Bashir Ahmad set to wed
Bashir Ahmad, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media is set to tie the nuptial knots with his heartthrob.
The presidential aide will be getting married to his partner, Naeemah Junaid on September 25 at GRA Juma’at Mosque in Katsina.
Making announcement of his wedding, Bashir tweeted;
The long-awaited day is here!
@Naeeemah_x and I are delighted to invite you to our Wedding Fatiha on Sept. 25, 2020 at GRA Juma’at Mosque, Katsina. Time: 2PM. If you are unable to attend due to any personal circumstance, kindly include us in your prayers. Thank you. #NB2020