Laycon Bbnaija Biography, Family and Health Issue
Olamilekan Agbeleshe, popularly known as Laycon, is one of the participants of Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) Season 5 reality TV show, tagged Lockdown.
Born on November 8, 1993 in Lagos to a police father, Laycon has managed to up his fan base from slightly above 3,000 to over 1 million while still in the house, making him the first housemate to do so.
Here is a detailed Laycon BBnaija biography.
Laycon Education and Work History (laycon biography)
Laycon graduated from the University of Lagos with a Bachelor degree in Philosophy. He graduated with a second-class upper and interned with Latjum Global Nigeria Limited, an oil and gas marketing company in Lagos, as a personal assistant to the Chief Executive Director and Managing Director of the company.
After his internship, Laycon worked at Bestman Games, a leading games company based in Ikoyi, Lagos, for just two months before joining Lagos State Ministry of Information and Strategy as a personal Assistant Director (Welfare) of Administration and Human Resources of the ministry. On the side, he was working as a freelance writer for numerous firms and organisations.
Laycon, the Music Artist (laycon biography)
Laycon started singing in the University and has performed on local talent shows organised in school and across Lagos. However, he was not a well-known name despite been signed to Fierce Nation Entertainment where he released one of his now trending songs, Fierce, in which he featured Chinko Ekun and Reminisce. According to the soon-to-be winner of BBNaija, he enrolled in BBNaija to promote his brand as an artist.
Laycon Family (laycon biography)
There are several mysteries surrounding his family and upbringing given his limited exposure up until now, however, there were unconfirmed reports that his father died of cancer after years of struggle and hiding his health challenges from his family to protect them from the usual emotional trauma.
In a long goodbye message to his dad before BBNaija, Laycon said his dad should look after his mother, who is obviously struggling with his absence among others.
He said “but look after mum please, help me to take care of her, please. I really need you to come through for me. If you need to go meet God or Allah or Whoever is up there to beg, go do it pleas.”
Health Issue (laycon biography)
In a shocking revelation this week, Laycon revealed that he is a sickle cell carrier with SC genotype but liked to keep it away from the public as he does not want to be pitied.
The revelation brought a new dimension to the already growing fan base as fans and other stakeholders were shocked given his tenacity and efforts at breaking out despite his obvious limitations.
Also, his fans believed Laycon might have told Erica, a disqualified housemate, about his health status at some point when they were still friends, hence why she said he will die before he turned 50 years old. “This one that will die before 50 years,” she said.
Sandra, a fan who tweeted @Pelomstar, said “putting all the pieces together and it makes so much sense now!!! I questioned why Erica said “you will die before 50″ that night to Laycon, I thought it was just alcohol. Laycon you are a warrior!!!.”
Another fan said “He really understands his nature, that explains why he is always on hoodie and joggers. He is damn consistent with that outfit.
Unyime Abasi said “Laycon wouldn’t let the SC genotype thing killed his aspirations -Always on hoodie and joggers with socks every night –Oh Lord, keep him.
“This is the inner confident and courage that every Nigerian needs to strive and not give up on dreams.”
Laycon BBNaija Evaluation (laycon biography)
Laycon came into the house as an underdog with little to no fan base even with several good songs that are now trending and intelligence that differs money and beauty being pushed by other housemates. However, it did not take long before Nigerians start falling in love with his intelligence, calmness and dedication to tasks despite some housemates’ body shaming him or seeing him as zero threat because of his skinny nature.
While in the house, Laycon won several tasks with trips to London, Dubai, Scotland, etc and on scheduled to perform at Afronation alongside Burnaboy, Wizkid, Davido and other Nigerian top artists billed to perform later this year in Portugal.
Laycon fans across social media have grown from slightly above 3,000 to over 2 million on Instagram, Facebook and twitter. The number is expected to jump once he wins on Sunday, tomorrow.
ASUU Expects to Call Off Strike Today as More Universities Accept FG’s Offer
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is expected to call off the ongoing strike later today or tomorrow following reports that most universities under the union have accepted government’s offer.
Last week, the government exempts ASUU from the controversial Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and offered to raise Earned Academic Allowance (EAA) from N30 billion to N35 billion and the revitalisation fund from N20 billion to N25 billion.
Therefore, the Federal Government offered the union a total sum of N65 billion and IPPIS exemption to call of the strike.
While some universities like the Ahmadu Bello University Branch had accepted the offer and insisted payment should be made before the union call of the strike, the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (UAM) ASUU voted to continue with the strike until government implements what was offered during the negotiation.
Ezekiel Agbalagba, the Chairman of ASUU at the Federal University of Petroleum Resources (FUPRE), Delta State, said the congress accepted the EAA offer but rejected the N25 billion for the revitalisation of the universities.
However, Nigerians expect the union to call of the strike today or tomorrow after today’s meeting between the Federal Government and ASUU.
Staff Assured of Job Security After Dissolution of LAUTECH Joint Ownership
After the dissolution of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) by the National University Commission (NUC), the staffs of the institutions have been assured of job Security by Osun State Government “indigenes of Oyo and Osun State working in either of the two entities will retain all their rights and obligations stipulated in their letters of engagement.”
On Saturday Mrs. Funke Egbemonde, Osun State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation disclosed in a statement she made available to the media that, “Osun Students will not be subjected to fees or admission differentials. They will pay the same tuition fees as their Oyo counterparts”.
She said, “Government of Osun wishes to assure its citizens that the dissolution of its joint ownership of LAUTECH, following new terms of management spelled out by the National University Commission (NUC), is in no way skewed against the state.
“All workers of Osun extraction either in the College of Health Sciences and LAUTECH ceded to Osun or those in Ogbomoso are assured of job security. There will be no intimidation or discrimination against them in the discharge of their duties.
“The agreement states that indigenes of Oyo and Osun State working in either of the two entities will retain all their rights and obligations stipulated in their letters of engagements, therefore the State Government of Osun wishes to inform citizens that there is no need to fret about the dissolution, as all workers of Osun extraction are assured of the security of their jobs.
“Both Osun and Oyo states have mutually agreed that the joint ownership of LAUTECH be formally dissolved following extensive mediation by the National Universities Commission (NUC), on the need to restore tranquillity and conducive learning environment in both institutions. The decision became necessary as a result of governance and management challenges”.
Sanwo-olu Was Misinformed; Nobody Died At The Toll Gate – Brig.-Gen Taiwo
During the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS abuse and other related matters on Saturday, Brig. Gen. Taiwo said that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State was misinformed about the number of casualties recorded at the protest ground.
“Sanwo-Olu misinformed; nobody died at toll-gate,” he said
This was in contradiction to the statement credited to Lagos state governor that two protesters died at Lekki toll-gate.
According to the General, the supposed death did not happen at the protest ground.
“On 20th October 2020, at about 6.30 pm, while we tried to speak with the protesters and negotiate with them, they pelted stones at us and we had to fire blank bullets at protesters”.
General Taiwo alleged that most of the pictures posted on social media were not taken on the said date.
“Any picture that you (lawyers) want to present here must be submitted for forensic test.
“No protester sustained injury or died. The two people Governor Sanwo-Olu mentioned did not die at the scene; one died on Admiralty Way, which is three kilometers away from the Lekki Toll Gate, the second person was shot at Yaba,” Taiwo said.
When asked if the General was aware of the news about the protest on any foreign media, he claimed to have seen the news from BBC and CNN but not from Al-Jazeera
“Most of the videos in play have been manipulated,” Gen Taiwo said.
“Two people fainted, not died”
When asked about the presence of Omata at Lekki toll-gate on the day of the shooting, Gen. Taiwo said Omata and Bello were assigned to secure the Lekki-Epe corridor and were supposed to meet and be on their way before the Lekki incident occurred.
Taiwo explained that the exercise was led by two senior officers Lieutenant Colonel S. O. Bello who is the Commanding Officer of 65 Division, and Brigadier General Francis Omata.
When asked by Olumide-Fusika about the purpose of General Omata joining Lieutenant Colonel Bello at the toll gate, General Taiwo said it was operational.
But the #EndSARS protesters’ lawyer disagreed.
He said: “Are you aware that Gen Omata came later to stop your men from shooting?”
The officer replied: “He didn’t. He was there after the shooting had occurred. He was there to employ the non-kinetic (non-violent) measures”.
Taiwo said: “The General Officer Commanding was not in town. I called Gen Omata, he was already on ground”.
Ogunlana: “You also called Bello, why?”
Taiwo: “I was getting conflicting reports from social media and the internet. I wanted to find out what happened.
“On the internet, we were seeing videos being streamed purportedly of shootings on the ground; people screaming ‘they are killing us’ videos to that effect, so I called him.
“When the first report came in, I dismissed it. I knew nobody sent anyone to the Toll Gate….I asked him if he was anywhere near the toll gate and he said they had been stoned by hoodlums and he released some shots into the air.
“I also asked him if anybody had died as it was being reported on the internet, he replied in the negative. He had only seen two people who had fainted and they had been revived”.
As regards the shootings, the general responded to a question from Mr. Bernard Oniga, a representative of the NBA, he said that the army fired in response to the stones thrown at them.
“We shoot if pelted with stones”
“If you are being pelted with stones, the only option is gunshot. You can’t expect us to throw stones back”.
The panel ruled that following Ogunlana’s request, the facility might soon become the subject of forensic and ballistic analysis. The parties were given two weeks to conclude all analysis.
However, Mr. Olumide-Fusika claimed that there was evidence of shootings on the facilities at the toll plaza.
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