A politician Risikat Ajoke Adegeye and wife of Sunny Ade, the Nigerian musician has passed away.
Mrs Adegeye, who was a former lawmaker at the Lagos state house of assembly, breathed her last in the early hours of Tuesday.
The cause of the politician’s death, however, remains unknown as of the time of this report.
Adegeye represented Amuwo-Odofin constituency 1 at the 7th Lagos assembly between 2011-2015.
The deceased was also a former chairmanship aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Amuwo Odofin LGA.
Her death came a day before the 75th birthday of Sunny Ade scheduled for Wednesday.
Adegeye’s marriage to the musician has been blessed with six children.
George Folarin, one of the deceased’s children, confirmed the sad news in a statement on behalf of the family.
“We wish to formally inform, friends, well-wishers, political associates, and the general public that Hon Risikat Ajoke Adegeye passed on after a brief illness during the early hours of Tuesday, 21st September 2021,” it read.
“Hon Risikat Ajoke Adegeye was an Honourable Member in the 6th Assembly of the Lagos State House of Assembly. She will be greatly missed not only by her immediate family but also by her political associates and followers.
“Further information in respect to her burial ceremony will be announced later after extensive consultations with the family.
“Thank you as we pray that she continues to rest peacefully and eternally with the Almighty God.”
Meanwhile Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has also issued a statement wherein he mourned the demise of the former lawmaker.
In the statement by Gboyega Akosile, his chief press secretary, Sanwo-Olu described Adegeye as a trustworthy and committed member of the ruling party.
“The death of Hon. Risikat Adegeye is a painful and big loss to Lagos APC, the deceased family and friends. She will be missed by her husband, King Sunny Ade, family, friends and the entire political class, particularly the people of Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area,” he said.
I can no longer hid I was born, bred a CCC member – Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele, An Actress turned-politician has declared she is a member of Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) saying she was born and raised in the White garment Church .
She stated this in a viral video where she was seen in a CCC wearing the garment accompanied with her elder sister.
The Actress said she often visits celestial church secretly whenever faced with challenges.
Reassuring members of the church, Akindele stated that she ceased hiding her membership of CCC and called on clergy men to keep praying for her.
Funke Akindele is the Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Gubernatorial candidate running mate.
Tanzanian Police release Kizz Daniel from custody
Nigerian singer, Oluwatobiloba Anidugbe, better known as Kizz Daniel has been released from the custody of the Tanzanian police
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa disclosed this in a tweet.
The Nigerian singer was arrested following alleged failure to perform at the Warehouse, Old Nextdoor Arena in the East African country on Sunday night as part of his Afro Classic World Tour.
His failure to turn up led to fans damaging part of the concert arena.
The organisers had Kizz Daniel and some of his crew members arrested by policemen from their hotel as a result of the no-show.
“He has just been released but his lawyers will report to the station tomorrow. He should be home anytime soon”, Dabiri tweeted in response to how the Nigerian Embassy in Tanzania was assisting Daniel.
Femi, Seun Remembers Fela 25 years after death
The Kuti family on Tuesday marked the 25th death anniversary of late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
Remembering their late father, who died on August 2, 1997, Femi and Seun Anikulapo-Kiti, also musicians, paid tribute to the legendary singer.
Hailing Fela as the soul of Afrobeat, Femi noted that he missed his father, even after 25 years of the icon’s demise.
Sharing a post in the early hours of Tuesday, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti said, “25 years on, still in our hearts. I miss you more and more. The one and only Abami Eda #FELA. The soul of #Afrobeat.”
On his part, Seun Kuti said, “25 years ago, you transitioned. Words can’t begin to express how much more alive you have become in spirit, as we continue to strive for the Africa you fought for. We continue to ask that you allow your light to guide our path. Ase!!”
LAGOS EMERGES OVERALL BEST STATE IN DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR DEVELOPMENT
Share … Bags Seven Awards Lagos State Government outshined other States of the Federation to emerge as the best overall...
SANWO-OLU AT CHATHAM HOUSE, CHARGES WORLD LEADERS ON SUSTAINABLE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
Share …Says LASG has consistently increased budgetary allocation, efficiency in healthcare Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has appealed to...
Achieving SDG Will End Poverty, Hunger, And Insecurity In Nigeria – Buhari
Share President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that Nigeria is accelerating efforts to achieve the SDG by 2030 to guarantee an...
Appeal Court Declines Oyetola’s Request To Move Tribunal To Abuja
Share The Appeal Court in Abuja has rejected Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s request to relocate the sitting of the tribunal to...
PDP Crisis: Ayu Exploited Delegates, Manipulated Presidential Primary To Favoured Atiku – Wike
Share Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has disclosed that the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia...