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JUST IN: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Donates N1m To Ailing Baba Suwe

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has announced a donation of N1m to the ailing veteran actor, Babatunde Omidina, a.k.a. Baba Suwe, who had solicited for financial support to enable him seek urgent medical attention.

Baba Suwe made the plea for financial support on Monday during an interview with popular broadcaster, Kola Olotu, in Ibadan.

And today, Thursday, the Vice President Osinbajo has already responded through his aides who visited the ailing actor at his Ikorodu Lagos home.

Meanwhile, Theater Arts and Motions Pictures Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) also said that the actor has been on the health bill of the association since 2017.

The affable comic actor went out of circulation eight years ago, after enjoying patronage and limelight for decades, because of diabetic complications among other ailments.

Tracing the origin of his current ordeal, Baba Suwe said the crisis started in the United States of America, where he had traveled to, but collapsed, even amidst cheers by fans.

“Since the time I returned to Nigeria, I have been going up and down,” he struggled to tell the radio show host amidst tears.

“They have taken me to different hospitals, yet my condition is getting worse. My situation is so bad now that I can’t walk without a walking stick.”

Baba Suwe also linked his current predicament to the ordeals the NDLEA officials subjected him to while in its custody.

According to him, the mental, psychological and medical stress he underwent, while NDLEA tried to establish that he indeed ingested cocaine, shattered him.

The comedian also lamented that he is yet to receive the N25 million damages initially awarded him.

He said: “The most important issue is that I need money to treat and rehabilitate myself as I have spent all I had on the health challenges.

Also, Baba Suwe shared his account details: First Bank, Babs Omidina Comedy, 2003537811, during the interview.

During an interview with PREMIUM TIMES in September, Baba Suwe revealed that he would release a movie, ‘Oya Gbe Ti’ detailing his 2011 encounter with NDLEA.

He was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in 2011 on the suspicion that he ingested cocaine wraps.

During the encounter, the popular comedian was detained for three weeks by the agency, but no drugs were found.

A Lagos High Court subsequently ordered NDLEA to pay the veteran actor N25 million for unlawfully detaining him and to also tender a public apology to him; a ruling the drugs agency appealed.

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Ikeja Prince Of Nightlife, Sidolart To Celebrate Birthday With The Grand Opening Of Lounge 15:08 In Lagos [PHOTOS]

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Serial Entrepreneur and Ikeja Prince of Nightlife, Yusuf Saheed Adekunle popularly known as Sidolart is set to unveil his new brand in a few days.

Sidolart is set to come through for fun lovers on the mainland with the berthing of Lounge 1508, a beauty to behold lounge located at Plot 2, Otunba Jobi Fele Way, CBD, Alausa, Ikeja.

The grand unveiling of Lounge 1508 comes up on the 15th of August 2019, which also doubles as Sidolart’s birthday.

Classic Highlife tunes will be rendered by SB Live

Sidolart, a father of two boys, married to Alhaja Tiwalade Latifat Saheed-Yusuff says he’s ready to switch up the heat on Ikeja nightlife with a classic delivery in Lounge 1508.

Lounge 15:08 is an architectural delight, located in a serene environment which makes it an ideal place for pleasure and business. With a halo of paradise, laced with contemporary furnishings, elegant styling with great attention to details.

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Esporta Offers Ondo State Local Cuisine, Offers Free Delivery In Lagos

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Esporta Suites Hotel & Resorts, your number one customer friendly hotel with tasty meals, has introduced yet another delicacy in a bid in ensuring patrons, especially Ondo State indigenes, have a feel of home while in Lagos.

The hotel, whose first kitchen chain is located at Omole, caters for customers with preferences for fresh and natural Ondo and other African foods.

The kitchen, which opened a few weeks back, has since turned mecca of sort for those that love hygienic and fresh foods at pocket-friendly prices with delivery everywhere in Lagos, while Omole and Ogba enjoy free delivery service.

According to the CEO, Kehinde Famuroti, the idea is to create a home away from home experience.

“We opened the outlet in order to cater to those who long for that rich African cuisine. We’re very good at this and trust me everything comes fresh.”

Esporta Suites Hotel & Resorts, the parent company and a budget-friendly hotel located at 8B CMD Road Magodo, beside Magodo Brooks Estate in Lagos, is a traveller’s favourite for its proximity with many interesting places that make a megacity. These places include Cribz Shawarma, Centre for Management Development and Domino’s Pizza.

Others are Magrellos Restaurant, Governor’s Office and Ikeja City Mall.

Its rooms are cozy and have been tastefully furnished to ensure guests have a good stay. The categories range from Double Room, Executive Double Room (NW), Executive Double Room (SW), Diplomatic Room, Ambassador Room to Royal Suite with each room featuring an air conditioner, bedside lamp, well-woven rug, desk, and an ensuite bathroom.

The bathrooms are safe and fitted with modern amenities to make patrons have a pleasant stay.

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Series 2: Sir Shina Peters Set To Hit Bites Club With Afro Juju Flavour

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One of the reasons Lagos boasts of its megacity status is the numerous shows and events the entertainment industry continually shun out daily. Hence, every night, Lagosians bask in the fullness of such events, reflecting on the happy times as both old and new artistes compete happily in making Lagos nightlife glorious.

But one particular artiste always stands out when the rollcall for evergreen artistes is tapped; the King of Afro Juju, Sir Shina Peters.

In keeping faith with this, MetronewsNG TV, the consistent entertainment platform, has collaborated with the megastar in packaging the second edition of the Afro Juju Flavour.

The monthly event promises to resonate for a long time in the annals of bubbling city, as the Afro Juju maestro is eager to strike the strings and mesmerize the audience at the popular night club, Bite Billionaires Lounge.

“One of the biggest nightlife dance in Lagos is just about to happen and no one can just afford to miss it,” Otunba Femi Davies, CEO of MetronewsNG TV, said.

According to Wale Fani, the CEO of the club, “As we all know, Bite Lounge is the place to be on the mainland when it comes to entertainment in Ikeja for its exclusive nature and darling of top-rated social estab crowds. Also with Sir Shina Peters as our special guest of the night, anyone can be sure of maximum enjoyment.”

“After a successful hosting of the previous one, I can tell you that this month’s edition promises to be explosive,” Sir Shina Peters beamed.

The event at Bite Billionaires Lounge, located on 21, Adeniyi Jones in the State capital, would be coming up on August 9, 2019.

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