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How Lagos socialite, Biodun Laja, died after back surgery

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Lagos society establishment was thrown into a very deep grief last Sunday, May 26, after the news of the death of one of the city top-flight matriarchs, Dr. Abiodun Laja, filtered out.

The renowned educationist who owned the famous Lekki British School, reportedly died five days after a successful back operation in a highbrow hospital in the United States. It was gathered that the back surgery is the socialite’s sixth and was said to have survived it before she suddenly suffered cardiac arrest and died days later. Late Laja, who was survived by two sons (the eldest is a popular attorney in New York) and many grandchildren, would have been 70 in January 2020 and she was said to be planning big to celebrate the landmark age.

She started her private school at age 27 and recently celebrated her 42nd anniversary in the education sector. To the deceased, education had always been her passion especially the British Curriculum in which she was trained. After running her school for 25 years, she took a bigger challenge to own a secondary school at the highbrow and beautiful Lekki Peninsula area of Lagos with a vision to stop Nigerians from going abroad at an early age to school as they tend to lose the culture which a lot of parents were not too happy about. And she has recorded a huge success as thousands of pupils and students have passed out of the school. 

The school sitting on 25-acre of land has been rated one of the most expensive institutions in Nigeria with first-class facilities. It has a preschool, junior, high and advanced studies arms.

Laja was the younger sister of Chief (Mrs.) Kofo Olugbesan, a lawyer and former Nigerian Customs top brass. She was also the elder sister of Chief (Mrs.) Olukemi Nelson, prominent politician and the All Progressives Congress, APC National Woman Leader (South West).

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‘The current method of education is faulty’ – Singer, Simi

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Nigerian singer, Simi has faulted the current educational system being practiced in the country which she believes has killed off lots of talents.

According to her, lots of talents are dying because the country has made many believe that one can only attain success if he or she follows a certain path.  

She tweeted:  I fee like the current method of education is faulty. Ppl have different strengths – but we were raised to believe only certain talents or career paths can bring you success. So we see a lot of potential and ideas dying cos they were born to the right ppl in the wrong climate.

While some quarters feel the teachers are to blame for the decaying educational sector, Simi feels the blame shouldn’t fall solely on them.  So the problem is not just the incompetent teachers.

 It’s sometimes the misplacement of priorities. The inadequacy of the educational system to cater to the diversity of the human kind.  

This is coming in the wake of JAMB approving 160 as cut-off mark for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The decision was made at a meeting held in Osun State, Southwest Nigeria

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IG live nude: Me and Etinosa planned she will come naked but not to the extent she went – MC Galaxy claims

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On March 15th, Actress and popular Instagram comedian, Etinosa made news after she appeared completely naked on singer MC Galaxy’s lG live video. She received a lot of backlash from Nigerians and at a point, came out to apologise and state that she regrets her action.

In a fresh interview with HIP Tv, MC Galaxy says himself and the comedian planned that she would go naked on his IG live but he did not know she would go to the extent that she did.

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”I think I need to say the whole truth about this live video thing once and for all. The live video thing we planned it. Me and Etinosa actually planned that stuff but I wasn’t happy the way the whole thing turned pout to be on me alone. We planned it but we did not plan she would ”over naked” like that. She over did it when she came on live video”.

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You are a drowning man, stop lying to Nigerians, they are not stupid – Etinosa calls out MC Galaxy over IG live nude video saga

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MC Galaxy in a recent interview admitted that the March 15th Instagram nude video saga with actress and popular Instagram comedian, Etinosa  was a planned work.

Back then, Etinosa made news after she appeared completely naked on MC Galaxy’s lG live video. She received a lot of backlash from Nigerians and at a point, came out to apologise and state that she regrets her action.

She has now reacted to MC Galaxy’s recent claim that it was pre-planned. Etinosa dragged the heck out of MC Galaxy. calling him a ‘drowning man’ and a ‘loser’.

Stop lying to Nigerians. They are not stupid. This is the last I will say on this hurtful issue. It hurts me a lot and you can tell by the harsh stupid way I cursed an innocent child because his father won’t stop throwing it at my face. However, after that happened I tried talking to a real therapist and it really works- I have made significant progress.i am working really hard to be a better person. I no longer feel rage or pain when fans troll me about it.

I laugh. Moving on process isn’t as easy as it sounds on tv. By 9pm on Africa Magic Urban you would see me again looking all perfect and talking perfect too but it’s not as easy as it looks on tv so no one should make it more complicated by adding lies. You can’t try to win Nigerians by lying to them. An effective damage control should avoid lies(MCG you would know this but you are an illiterate surrounded by illiterates) 

I have said my truth. I was caught at an unguarded moment, someone I called my friend recorded me and sent it to blogs. I take full responsibility and am trying to move on. I advice all parties involved including the nude video viewers to move on. Thanks.

See the rest of her reaction below…

You are a drowning man, stop?lying to Nigerians, they are not stupid - Etinosa calls out MC Galaxy over IG live nude video saga
You are a drowning man, stop?lying to Nigerians, they are not stupid - Etinosa calls out MC Galaxy over IG live nude video saga
You are a drowning man, stop?lying to Nigerians, they are not stupid - Etinosa calls out MC Galaxy over IG live nude video saga
You are a drowning man, stop?lying to Nigerians, they are not stupid - Etinosa calls out MC Galaxy over IG live nude video saga
You are a drowning man, stop?lying to Nigerians, they are not stupid - Etinosa calls out MC Galaxy over IG live nude video saga
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