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A Recap Of The Week

As the world seeks a solution to the coronavirus, some nations are relaxing on the lockdown and people are quickly adjusting to their recent lives. Speculations on strange sightings and the need to put an end to some ideologies were some issues addressed in this week.

Here is a rundown:

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Chrissy Teigen and husband, John Legend

Chrissy Teigen and husband, John Legend

Body shaming? Don’t care

At a time where there is the message of body-shaming is on the rise, trolls can’t seem to let Chrissy Teigen alone. The 34-year-old model and cookbook author, who often posts playful and relatable content on the social media platform, shared a quirky video of herself in a bathing suit on Twitter, but there were plenty of body-shaming haters lurking around. One person wrote that the former Sports Illustrated cover girl was “built like a rectangle.” You can trust her to always have a response, “It’s ok I’ve been a rectangle my whole life, and it’s gotten me pretty far.”

Neymar and his mother's ex, Tiago Ramos

Neymar and his mother’s ex, Tiago Ramos. | Photo The Sun

Broken hearts

Few weeks after going public with her 23-year-old lover, football star Neymar’s mother Nadine Gonclaves has dumped the younger man. It is gathered that the 52-year-old dumped Tiago Ramos after she found out he has dated several men in the past including dating Neymar’s personal chef Mauro and famous actor, Carlinhos Maia. This coming barely two weeks when Neymar publicly showed support for his mother’s relationship with Tiago. But reports have it that the 52-year-old had been urged by her family to end the brief fling. Well, the future is what matters now.

Mercy Eke

Mercy Eke | Photo Instagram

The rejected stone

Big Brother Naija reality TV star Mercy Eke left fans shocked after she revealed on her joint reality show, “Mercy and Ike” that her mother tried to abort her. According to Mercy, her mother threw herself down from a tree in an attempt to terminate her pregnancy because of the number of children she already had. “When she told me that, I had told myself that I had to make it, whatever it took to be somebody. I had to make her proud somehow for what she did for me,” she said. Turns out she has made fulfilled that promise.

 

Arrest

Arrest | AFP

Stubborn fruits

Eight people were arrested at a private party on Sunday amid the coronavirus lockdown in Nairobi, Kenya. Aged between 14 and 30, the police said the party-goers were all naked at the time of the arrest and doing a video recording. Area police boss Lucas Ogara said the suspects, including five women, will be arraigned and face various charges under the COVID-19 public health laws. The suspects will be placed under mandatory quarantine for 14 days at their own cost, and thereafter get arraigned in court to face charges. Lessons will definitely be learned the hard way.

An alien

An alien | Photo Metro

“Do aliens exist?”

This is probably one of the most asked questions since humans began speculating about the existence of life outside of earth. The United States Department of Defense released three declassified videos that show US Navy pilots encountering what appear to be unidentified flying objects (UFO). The grainy black and white footage, which had been previously leaked, depicts unidentified flying objects encountered by the Navy during training flights. In his reaction to the release of the videos, Sen. Harry Reid who helped fund the US government’s UFO investigations, said the Pentagon’s release of the videos “only scratches the surface” of what the government has on file.

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