I get movie roles because of my brains and not beauty – Caroline Danjuma
Popular Nollywood actress , Caroline Danjuma, who ha been criticized by many to be popular because of her beauty has come out to debunk that. She say, she is being featured in movies because she i capable and not because of her physical appearance.
Danjuma, who returned to acting recently in a TV series, Royal Castles, reveals that she contributes more than a beautiful face to the movie industry.
She said: “I am different from any other actress because I am Caroline and there can never be another Caroline. Nobody can interpret roles the way I do and I cannot interpret roles like my colleagues do too. Everyone has their own strength and weakness. I have so much to offer than my beauty. I have my brain; so, no one can push me aside.”
Domestic passenger plane with 66 on board crashes in central Iran
Iranian passenger plane with 66 people on board crashed in central Iran on Sunday February 18thduring a flight from Tehran to the city of Yasuj in the southwest of the country, Iranian media reported.
The ATR-made plane operated by Iranian carrier Aseman Airlines crashed in a mountainous area near the town of Semirom, news agency ISNA quoted emergency services spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi as saying.
Semirom's governor said rescue helicopters were unable to land in the crash site because of heavy fog and emergency workers were trying to reach the area by land.
State-run PressTV said 66 people were on board the plane, which disappeared from radar screens 50 minutes after taking off from Tehran's Mehrabad airport.
Mehrabad is located in western Tehran and mainly functions as a domestic airport, although it also serves some international routes.
Iran has suffered several plane crashes in the past few decades. Tehran says U.S. sanctions have long prevented it from buying new aircraft or spare parts from the West.
Smugglers abandon N51m Range Rover SUV in Ogun
The Ogun State Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service says it recovered a 2018 model Range Rover SUV inside a forest in Ifo Local Government Area where it was abandoned by smugglers as operatives of the command closed in on them.
This vehicle was among the 13 smuggled used vehicles it has seized within the last two weeks.The Controller of the command, Sani Madugu, said this on Thursday at the Idiroko border while briefing journalists about the seizures made in the area within the period under review.
He said the SUV, which he described as ‘the seizure of the month’, has a total duty payable value of N51.2m.
Madugu said the operatives of the command intercepted the jeep along one of the smugglers’ routes around Ifo in Ifo Local Government Area of the state.
He said the smugglers abandoned the vehicle and fled when they realised the Customs operatives had already closed in on them.
He explained that the jeep has a keyless entry, accessible only through a remote control mode.
Madugu said on sighting Customs operatives the smugglers abandoned the vehicle and ran into the forest.
I never knew my parents, I was abandoned as a baby – Maheeda
When asked about her background, she said : I grew up in Kano State, but I don’t remember much about my childhood; even the few things that I can recall are not pleasant memories. I never knew my parents because I was abandoned as a baby. My childhood was characterised by loneliness, sadness and feelings of worthlessness. From a very young age, I was desperate for freedom and happiness. I just wanted to be accepted. I didn’t have a happy childhood. I was raised by kind-hearted people who took pity on me. Cc punch
Police raid shrine in Osun, discover shallow graves
Operatives of the Osun State Police Command have raided another shrine suspected to be ritualists’ den in Ilobu Town in Irepodun Local Government Area of the state.
According to the Commissioner of Police, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, who led the operation, the shrine which is a centre for nefarious activities, is reported to be the hideout of suspected ritualists.
The shrine is situated around Molete area of Ilobu, housing many shrines and extending to several adjoining houses in the area.
Addressing reporters on Saturday, the police commissioner said: “We acted on a reliable tip-off which led to the arrest of two brothers of the same parent while their kingpin and leader is still at large.” “A dungeon with a path that connects one of the shrines to another was also discovered when the den was searched. Several statues and hundreds of bottles of alcoholic drink were also seen scattered around the shrine,” he added.
Mr Adeoye revealed further that some shallow graves were also seen scattered around the shrine while an investigation has begun to ascertain if they are graves of fraud victims who might have died while in the custody of the suspects.
Men used to miss their steps looking at me during parade - Zone 2 police PRO, Dolapo Badmos
Police Zonal Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, in a recent interview with The Nation said, 'men used to miss their steps looking at me during parade'. The pretty police officer who studied Accounting in school also spoke on why she almost dropped out of her police training course.
In her words, 'I remember while growing up, my mom used to tell me that I am beautiful, that I have big eye balls. My mates then used to talk about my big eye balls and when I got home, I used to report them to my mom. Instead my mom used to look at me alarmed that I had the best thing in the whole world. My mom made me to grow up knowing that I am a beautiful woman. This is a joke, but during those early days while I was at the Police Academy and during our parades, the men among us used to miss their steps because they were usually looking at me (she laughs at the memory)'. She continued to say, 'when the instructor said move to the right, some of them would move to the left. I don’t want to mention their names because they are likely to read this.
Popular Playwright, Professor Akinwunmi Isola has died..
Popular playwright, actor, dramatist and cultural activist, Professor Akinwunmi Isola, has died.
According to family sources, the revered poet passed away this morning in Ibadan at the age of 79. Isola, a Professor of Yoruba language, has been sick for over two years before he died this morning.
Late Ishola is best known for his literary works, and his work in promoting the Yoruba language. he's the author of Efunsetan Aniwura, Madame Tinubu, and translator of Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman and Aké: The Years of Childhood, into Yoruba.