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Nigerian poet and playwright JP Clark dies at 85

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John Pepper Clark, a Nigerian poet and playwright better known as JP Clark, is dead at 85.

Ilaye and C.C Clark, two members of his family, broke the news in a statement obtained by TheCable Lifestyle.

It was said the literary genius died in the early hours of Tuesday, although the cause of his death wasn’t disclosed.

“The Clark-Fuludu Bekederemo family of Kiagbodo Town, Delta State, wishes to announce that Emeritus Professor of Literature and Renowned Writer, Prof. John Pepper Clark, has finally dropped his pen,” the family wrote in part.

“Prof. J. P. Clark has paddled on to the great beyond in comfort of his wife, children, and siblings, around him. The family appreciates your prayers at this time. Other details will be announced later by the family.”

Born on April 6, 1935, Clarke had graduated from the University of Ibadan (UI) in 1960 where he studied English.

Upon finishing his studies, he had worked as an information officer in the Ministry of Information for the old Western Region of Nigeria. He later worked as a research fellow at the Institute of African Studies also in UI.

Clark received several awards including the Nigerian National Order of Merit Award for literary excellence in 1991.

Some of his dramatic works include ‘Song of a Goat’ (1961), ‘The Raft’ (1964), ‘Ozidi’ (1966), and ‘The Boat (1981).

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“Don’t forget that you’re a muslim please “- Fans react as Asisat Oshoala’s posts new photo

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Fans of Nigerian footballer, Asisat Oshoala have reminded her of being a Muslim after she posted a photo of her showing her flat belly.

Asisat Oshoala took to her Instagram page to show off what appears as ger 6 packs with the caption below.

A follower identified as @ahmadnaseer30 wrote: “Don’t forget that you’re a Muslim, please”.

@call_me_respect man replied to his comments and he wrote: ” stop being caged with foreigners religion and that’s my only advice for you”.

Another fan that can be identified as @uzomco also wrote: “@ahmadnaseer30 and so what? This is the reason religion has caused more harm to Nigeria, Let my superstar have fun don’t disturb her with Muslim okay”.

Ijebuu also wrote: ” We move”.

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We’re tired of you people EndSARS now – Assisat Oshoala

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Reigning African Women’s Footballer of the Year and Super Falcon skipper, Asisat Oshoala has joined the #EndSARS protests currently on going in Nigeria
The FC Barcelona Femini player in a tweet revealed Nigerians are tired of the brutality melted to them by SARS .

“Nigerians are naturally strong people, we always keep pushing even under VERY VERY VERY tough condition ….for us to get to this level , you should know”
WE ARE TIRED !
WE ARE TIRED!!
WE ARE TIRED!!!

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Man seeks divorce after plumber removed 23 used condoms from toilet

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A Nigerian man has disclosed that his uncle is on edge of divorcing his wife after condoms were found during an attempt to unearth what was preventing a toilet in their home from functioning properly.

The unidentified man made this known via popular forum Nairaland (see post here.)

According to him, trouble started when the family started having issues with flushing the toilet.

He said that his uncle, 44, had engaged the service of a plumber with a view to ascertaining the actual problem.

He added that to the family’s dismay, the plumber had revealed that it was a condom that was blocking the toilet.

He explained that several condoms were further discovered in the process with one of them “still fresh with some sperms inside.”

The development, the man said, has since birthed a tense atmosphere in the family, with his uncle accusing his wife, 34, of indulging in extra-marital affair.

He added that his uncle’s anger was informed by the fact that he had never used a condom on his wife since he married her.

“My uncle is 44 and his wife is 34 with one kid (girl) they just celebrated 2 years anniversary. My uncle spend most of the time at the shop,” he wrote.

“He sells spare parts and automobile, he never knew and will never believe that his wife brings another man home (who she has once introduced to me as his cousin).

“Two weeks now we have been finding it hard to flush toilet because the water is moving …. My uncle called a plumber yesterday, the plumber had to call my uncle to show him what the problem is.. To our surprise it’s a condom and one of them is still fresh with some sperm inside…

“My uncle was surprised because he said he never used it on her since they got married … he just built the house which is not even up to one year… Now their marriage is on the line of collapsing.”

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