Tuesday, 23 February 2021



Watch The Moment Wizkid Prostrated To Greet 2Face At The Headies Award (Video)

International music star, Wizkid Balogun prostrated as a sign of respect to the veteran singer, 2face Idibia at the 14th Headies Awards.




 
The awards held at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The red carpet, however, began at 5 pm while the main event commenced at 8 pm. on Sunday, February 21, 2020.

After the entrance of Wizkid at the award events, on spotting 2Face Idibia, the ‘Joro’ singer went on his knees to greet 2Baba.

Watch the video below:



Monday, 22 February 2021



''We Are Going Through Hell In America'' - Veteran Actress, Bukky Wright Cries Out (Video)

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The actress revealed that they are suffering and have no water to bathe, cook or flush the toilet.

 

Bukky wright

Bukky Wright

Nigerian actress, Bukky Wright took to Instagram to share a video of what they are going through in Dallas.

She says they are suffering and have no water to bathe, cook or flush the toilet.

In the video she shared, the actress was seen with a big bowl of water on her head.

She said she had gone to a neighbour's house to beg for water.

Sharing the video, she wrote: ''La America

If you have someone in America please call to check on them. We are also going through hell .''

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Looking Back On the Career of Racehorse LagostoVegas

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In front of Queen Elizabeth II, Lagostovegas ran in the historic Ascot Stakes Handicap on the opening day of this June horse racing festival.

 

 LagostoVegas the record breaker
LagostoVegas the record breaker

Irish-bred mare Lagostovegas enjoyed a number of big days out at the major horse racing festivals in the UK and Ireland during a 35-race career. Named after the most populous city in Nigeria and largest city in Africa, but also the spiritual home of American gambling, it was only fitting that she competed on the track in this popular betting sport, really.

Lagostovegas ran over hurdles and on the flat, first for David Harry Kelly and then with more notable success for Willie Mullins. She joined his Closutton stables in County Carlow, Ireland during the spring of 2017 with official ratings of 124 and 72 for the respective codes.

It is remarkable that, less than a year later, Lagostovegas outran Cheltenham odds of 22/1 and finished fifth in the County Hurdle on the final day of the Festival held there every March. In the opinion of the handicapper, she had improved 22lbs, virtually 10kg, over hurdles just for being trained by Mullins in those months leading up to that major meet.

Over the previous summer and autumn, Lagostovegas won graded handicaps at Killarney and the Listowel Harvest Festival that set her up for a tilt the Cesarewitch Heritage Handicap on the Flat at Newmarket. That track styles itself as the headquarters of British Flat horse racing, because the town and its environs are a real equine hub.

Mullins clearly meant business in his quest to win the £155,000 first prize as he booked leading Flat jockey Ryan Moore for the ride on Lagostovegas. Her pedigree, she was sired by Classic winner Footstepsinthesand out of a Montjeu mare, always suggested there was a big race to be won with her without jumping obstacles.

From a massive 34-runner field, Lagostovegas made the show in the 2017 Cesarewitch. She was beaten just over eight lengths by Withhold, a horse belonging to Brighton & Hove Albion FC chairman Tony Bloom. 

His colors were also carried to victory at Cheltenham by Mullins stable companion Penhill at consecutive Festivals in the Albert Bartlett for novices and Stayers' Hurdle of 2018. That second win came the day before Lagosvegas herself competed at the Prestbury Park track.

After going so close in two valuable handicaps for Mullins, connections kept the faith that a big pot was within reach for Lagostovegas. Although she didn't fire over hurdles at the Punchestown Festival, her trainer had his eyes on Royal Ascot, the premier Flat meet in Britain.

In front of Queen Elizabeth II, Lagostovegas ran in the historic Ascot Stakes Handicap on the opening day of this June horse racing festival. One of the longest distance events on the Flat, the race went to other horses trained by Mullins in 2012, 2015 and 2017. 

The Ascot Stakes has been a popular choice for horses returning from hurdles who enjoy firmer ground to race on. Lagostovegas was sent off a 10/1 chance for her moment in the sun.

Under a hands and heels ride from Italian jockey Andrea Atzeni, she was a length up on Dubawi Fifty at the line and wrote her name into the pages of Royal Ascot history. There was a £56,000 prize for first place too, with Mullins also saddling the third, fourth and fifth horses home.

Such a versatile mare, Lagostovegas had casual fans from Nigeria who followed her more for her name than form. Her last race came on Irish Champions Weekend of 2018 at Leopardstown, finishing way down the field in the Pentigo Handicap and, with that, quite some Nigerian interest in the sport has waned.


 





Technology Which Changed The Smartphone World Forever

Technology Which Changed The Smartphone World Forever

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As we now move into 2021, we are blessed with a world that is dominated by technology due to just how fast that technology has advanced over time.

 

The main technology in which we as consumers are so reliant on these days is that of our smartphones which have become an integral of our everyday lives with many of us now being able to go about our everyday lives without the use of our smartphones. Smartphones have come a long way since their first introduction onto the scene and has been due to a number of factors, some of which we investigate below.


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One of the major factors into why smartphones became so successful was due to the touchscreen technology which surprisingly was first shown on the market back in 1992 on the IBM Simon. Although, it wasn’t this phone that was able to benefit from the touchscreen technology and it wasn’t into the original iPhone was released in 2007 that it was normalised on the market and that they used the technology in the right way and paved the way for touch screens to be the norm for all smartphones. Can you actually imagine your phone without a touchscreen now?

However, if we are going to talk of important of which technology changed the smartphone forever though then the seamless roaming whether that be 3G, 4G or now even 5G which has enabled smartphone users to be able to use the internet on the go and don’t have to rely on Wi-Fi to be able to do so. This is something that maybe we take for granted but some industries have been able to use this connectivity to their advantage, especially these credit card casinos which are now experiencing a whole host of new gamblers on their avenues who are playing on the go whether that be out and about, on the commute or even at work, it has ensured that they are able to benefit from the seamless roaming.

And finally, and possible one of the most impressive bits of technology that we have seen introduced onto smartphones in recent times is facial recognition which has now allowed for a more secure environment for smartphone users as they now know that the only way for their phone to be unlocked is through their unique face. Not only that, but can be used to download apps, unlock applications or even pay for things through your face and has certainly been one of the most revolutionary bits of technology added to the smartphone





Nigerians, Celebrities Congratulate Banky W and Adesua Etomi On the Birth of Their First Child

Nigerians, Celebrities Congratulate Banky W and Adesua Etomi On the Birth of Their First Child

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Nigerians have taken to social media to congratulate celebrity couple, Banky W and wife, Adesua on the birth of their first child.

 

Banky W and wife, Adesua Etomi
Banky W and wife, Adesua Etomi
 
Nigerians, celebrities and friends have flooded the social media pages of Banky W and Adesua Etomi with congratulatory messages following the birth of their son.
 
Recall that the Nollywood actress had taken to Instagram on Monday, February 22, to reveal that they welcomed their son four weeks ago as shared photos from her maternity shoot to celebrate her birthday today. 
 
She wrote: 

''"You have a track record of keeping your word. ?l?run agbaye o, you are mighty".

4 weeks ago I received the best birthday gift ever. Our Son.

1+1=3 ''
 
Proud father, Banky W also confirmed their new arrival in his Birthday message to his wife. 
 
He wrote:
 
"Happy birthday to my lady, my love and Purpose Partner,

My world, my wife and Baby Mama.

I didn't think it was possible for you to be more beautiful than you already were... but I was wrong.

Because you're not just beautiful, you're strong.

You're grace and favour personified, and you're so much more.

Words cannot properly express how grateful I am for you, how much I love you, or what we've been through.

I'm thankful that you're mine
And that God made everything beautiful in His time
He turned our tears into triumph, and our loss into laughter
He's changed our lives forever, here's to the next (and best) chapter
Nothing I can say or do can top what He gave us
My baby had a baby and he's everything we prayed for

@adesuaetomi
Happy birthday "Mama Zaiah"
I love you SCATTER.
 




Nigerians Blast Eniola Badmus Over Her Outfit to 14th Headies

Nigerians Blast Eniola Badmus Over Her Outfit to 14th Headies

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Fans have asked actress Eniola Badmus to fire her stylist for making her a laughing stock with her dressing to the 14th Headies.

 

Eniola Badmus at the 14th Headies
Eniola Badmus at the 14th Headies
 
Nigerians are not happy with Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus after what she wore to the #14th Headies surfaced online.
 
The popular Nigerian actress, Eniola Badmus was lambasted as fans criticized her dress sense.
 
The actress graced the occasion in an orange jumpsuit alongside matching hair.
 
However her outfit has garnered a lot of negative reactions.
 
 
See some of them below;
 
A Twitter user, @threefaceIdibia wrote,
 
“Eniola Badmus out here looking like a truck of oranges. #14thHeadies”
 
Another user @Clasy90 wrote: Eniola Badmus looks like LAWMA staff. #14thHeadies”
 
@gbemigaolu wrote: “Eniola badmus’s stylist doesn’t deserve a raise #14thHeadies”
 
@Depejuu_ wrote: “Did this man just say Eniola Badmus is wearing jumpsuit elewon #14thHeadies”
 
@dinmaaa1 wrote: “It’s Only Eniola Badmus and her stylist that understands what she wore to the Headies!”
 
@temiladejobi wrote, “who styled eniola badmus please? “




So Sad! Popular Singer's Twin Sister Dies two Days to Their Birthday (Photo)

So Sad! Popular Singer's Twin Sister Dies two Days to Their Birthday (Photo)

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A Nigerian musician has been thrown into a state of mourning after losing his twin sister two days to their birthday.

 

Faze and twin sister
Faze and twin sister
 
Nigerian musician, Chibuzor Orji aka Faze is currently in a state of grief.
 
The singer took to his Instagram page to reveal that he has lost his twin sister.
 
Faze's sister, Ifenyinwa passed on just two days to their birthday. 
 
The singer who shared the sad news on Instagram, expressed hope of her being in a better place. Faze added that his family take their strength in knowing that she’ll never have to deal with this ''world’s problems anymore.''
 
He wrote;  
 
It’s a sad day. My Twin sister has left me just two days to our birthday. We the Oji family take strength in knowing that she’ll never have to deal with this world’s problems anymore. We know she’s in a better place now.





Hushpuppi: How Blac Chyna Allegedly Helped FBI Catch Suspected Fraudster

Hushpuppi: How Blac Chyna Allegedly Helped FBI Catch Suspected Fraudster

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New details suggested that it was his dinner with American socialite, Blac Chyna, that led to his downfall, according to Black Sports Online.

 

Hushpuppi

Blac Chyna, Hushpuppi

A shocking discovery has revealed that suspected fraudster, Hushpuppi was caught by the FBI with the help of American model and entrepreneur, Blac Chyna.

This is coming days after US agents discovered that Hushpuppi had links with North Korean hackers, he allegedly helped to launder funds to the tune of $1.3 billion.


He is now being accused of helping three North Korean computer hackers steal the funds from companies and banks, including one in Malta, in February 2019, according to the Justice Department.

Last July, the Hushpuppi was arrested in still another, separate case.

He was extradited from Dubai to the U.S. where he was charged with “laundering hundreds of millions of dollars from business email compromise (BEC) frauds and other scams, including schemes targeting a US law firm, a foreign bank and an English Premier League soccer club,” according to the Justice Department.

Apparently, all of his woes would have been avoided if he had chosen to stay low rather than show off his extravagant lifestyle.

New details suggesed that it was his dinner with American socialite, Blac Chyna, that led to his downfall, according to Black Sports Online.

Well, not the dinner itself, but the fact that he posted it on his Instagram which exposed him to the FBI.

Hushpuppi




Students of Rochas Okorocha's School Stage Peaceful Protest in Imo (Photos)

Students of Rochas Okorocha's School Stage Peaceful Protest in Imo (Photos)

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Protesting students of Okorocha's school have taken over streets of Imo state.


 

Students protest in Imo
Students protest in Imo
 
The fight between senator Rochas Okorocha and the Governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma has forced students of the Rochas Okorocha Foundation College in Orji-Uratta to protest.
 
The students protested this morning as they sued for peace.
 
The students carried different placards with the inscription ''Don't hurt our Daddy'', ''If you kill Daddy Rochas, you have killed Millions''.
 
See more photos below:
 


Sunday, 21 February 2021



Native Doctor Who Allegedly Kills Little Children For Ritual Purposes Arrested In Bauchi (Photo)

Native Doctor Who Allegedly Kills Little Children For Ritual Purposes Arrested In Bauchi (Photo)

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Mohammed Wakil, Yunusa was arrested after a complaint was lodged at the Ganjuwa Division of the State Command by one Isyaku Ahmed.

 

Rumbu

The suspect

A 28 year old suspected ritualist named Rufa’I Yunusa has been nabbed in Bauchi.

The suspect of Rumbu Village, Ningi Local Government was nabbed by the Bauchi State Police Command for allegedly killing four little children between the ages of 2 - 4yrs for ritual purposes.

According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Mohammed Wakil, Yunusa was arrested after a complaint lodged at the Ganjuwa Division of the State Command by one Isyaku Ahmed who reported that on Tuesday February 16, he took his daughter, one Maimuna Isyaku to a Native Doctor (Rufa'i Yunusa) for traditional treatment where the said Rufa'i told him that his daughter (Maimuna) is suffering from a spiritual ailment and assured him that his daughter will be cured.

''He then solicited for, and got the sum of N10,000 from the father, after which he took the little girl into the forest purportedly for a spiritual healing session only to return after a while to inform the girl's father that the little girl had mysteriously disappeared during the process.

On receipt of the report, the Ganjuwa Divisional Patrol team swung into action, combed the entire forest and found the slaughtered body of the said Maimuna.

She was immediately rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead by a Medical Doctor.

The ritualist (Rufa'i Yunusa) has since been arrested in connection to the crime and during interrogation voluntarily confessed to have slaughtered the said Maimuna.

He further revealed that she was not his only victim and claims to usually carry out the act with parental consent by tacitly informing them that the children may not return during healing sessions.''Wakil said in a statement released

Wakil added that a knife and 26 pairs of children's clothing were recovered as exhibits during the operation. He added that further investigation is ongoing after which the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution/possible conviction.





BREAKING: Military Aircraft Crashes On Abuja Runway

BREAKING: Military Aircraft Crashes On Abuja Runway

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Hadi Sirika disclosed this development in a tweet on Sunday, saying the accident appears fatal.

 

Military Aircraft

File photo

A military aircraft King Air 350 has crashed on the runway in Abuja. This was announced by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.

He disclosed this in a tweet on Sunday, saying the accident appears fatal.

He said, “A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure enroute Minna.

"It appears to be fatal. We should remain calm & wait for the outcome of investigation by the military, while we pray for the departed soul/souls if any.”

Details later…





Davido Tackles Laycon, Zlatan Others As Top Music Stars Storm Lagos For Epic Football Match (Photos)

Davido Tackles Laycon, Zlatan Others As Top Music Stars Storm Lagos For Epic Football Match (Photos)

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The star-studded encounter featured top music acts including Mayorkun, Peruzzi, May D, Asa Asika, Dremo, and many others.

 

Davido

Davido, the Nigerian music act who is the rave of the moment was recently in action on Saturday, February 20, during a football match.

The singer was in action at the Campos Mini Stadium in Lagos for a charity match reportedly organized by his affiliations.

The star-studded encounter featured top music acts including Mayorkun, Peruzzi, May D, Asa Asika, Dremo, Tunji and Adewale Adeleke, Idowest Kiddwaya, Laycon and a host of others.

It was gathered that Davido who captained his side, 30BG FC, scored a brace to the delight of the handful fans who managed to be in the stands.

The DMW boss impressed in the charity, but ‘E be Tins’ crooner Dremo personally took to his official Twitter handle to disclosed that he netter a hat-trick in the encounter.

Dremo wrote: “I scored 3 goals today."

 





Nigeria May Get COVID-19 Vaccines In 10 Days – Health Minister Reveals

Nigeria May Get COVID-19 Vaccines In 10 Days – Health Minister Reveals

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Ehanire explained that the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Russia and China that had succeeded in producing the vaccines have now giving licences to other countries to reproduce them.

 

COVID-19 vaccine

Osagie Ehanire

Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, has said in Lagos on Saturday that Nigeria might get COVID-19 vaccines in the next 10 days, The PUNCH reports.

“We are told that by the end of this month, which is about 10 days from now, we shall get the vaccines.

“We do not produce the vaccines. They are manufactured abroad in about four or five countries,” he told newsmen at the end of an inspection tour of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba.

Ehanire explained that the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Russia and China that had succeeded in producing the vaccines have now giving licences to other countries to reproduce them.

“South Africa has a licence to make the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, while Russia only recently gave India the licence to produce AstraZeneca,’’ 
the minister said.

He said countries that produced the vaccines had serious challenges with COVID-19 and decided to attend to their needs first, a situation that the WHO described as vaccine nationalism.

Ehanire noted that while the whole world suffered the pangs of COVID-19 about 75 per cent of vaccines already produced were being used in 10 countries.

The minister stressed that Nigeria had put all facilities in place to receive the vaccines.

Welcoming the minister earlier, LUTH’s Chief Medical Director, Prof Chris Bode, asked the minister for assistance in the recruitment of 350 nurses, 50 consultants and 150 medical officers.

Bode said that the hospital also needed an Oxygen plant and increased funding to build a four-storey isolation centre, run the hospital effectively and pay huge monthly electricity bills.





 Was Never Married, Google Lies – Nigerian Actress, Ejine Okoroafor Speaks Up

Was Never Married, Google Lies – Nigerian Actress, Ejine Okoroafor Speaks Up

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Ejine Okoroafor is also a movie producer and an entrepreneur. She has produced movies like “Trophy Wife” directed by Tchidi Chikere among others.

 

Ejine Okoroafor

Ejine Okoroafor

It is a known fact that search engine, Google is very reliable and everyone uses it to get access to crucial information from time to time.

However, the search engine is not infallible just as a Nollywood actress by the name of Ejine Okoroafor has just pointed out to Potpourri.

According to her, her Google update has it that she’s married which is totally false.

Hear her: “ My update on Google says I’m married. I don’t know the stupid blogger that wrote it 2013 when I had my son in South Africa. I was never married. I am a single mother of one.”

According to her update on Google “ Ejine got married to Prince Wale and the product of that marriage is a son delivered in December 2013 in Sandton, South Africa.”

This cannot be farther from the truth and the actress, who is very much single wants to clear the air on this.

Ejine Okoroafor is also a movie producer and an entrepreneur. She has produced movies like “Trophy Wife” directed by Tchidi Chikere among others.




Daddy Freeze Condemns Those Criticizing Destiny Etiko For Her Choice Of Outfit For Visit To Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello

Daddy Freeze Condemns Those Criticizing Destiny Etiko For Her Choice Of Outfit For Visit To Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello

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The popular On-Air-personality added that most Nigerian citizens are not different from the Nigerian police.

 

Daddy Freeze

Daddy Freeze

Daddy Freeze, the popular Nigerian media personality, has condemned those criticizing Nigeria actress, Destiny Etiko for the clingy jumpsuit she wore during a visit to the office of Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello.

Freeze pointed out that Nigerians come on social media to complain about police harassing them for how they are dressed. Yet, they are also harassing the actress for how she's dressed.

He added that most Nigerian citizens are not different from the Nigerian police.





#EndSARS: How Three Policemen Killed Eight Businessmen For Money, Man Tells Panel

#EndSARS: How Three Policemen Killed Eight Businessmen For Money, Man Tells Panel

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He added that the incident occurred at Obeira police check point, Okene area of Kogi State, adding that the three armed policemen killed eight out of 10 occupants in the vehicle, while Badmus and one Muideen Mustapha, a co-petitioner escaped.

 

Petitioners

The three petitioners at the panel sitting on Saturday

Mr Sulaiman Badmus, a petitioner before the Osun Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Human Rights Violations and Related Extra Judicial Killings, on Saturday narrated how three policemen gruesomely murdered eight travellers because of money, Vanguard reports.

He added that the incident occurred at Obeira police check point, Okene area of Kogi State, adding that the three armed policemen killed eight out of 10 occupants in the vehicle, while Badmus and one Muideen Mustapha, a co-petitioner escaped.

His word, “On that fateful day, I chartered a bus from Osogbo to Benue, but the driver took another eight passengers along the way who were going to Katsina State to buy rams because it was during Salah festival.

“But when we got to Obeira, Okene axis of Kogi State, we met three fully-armed policemen on our way. The driver stopped and they accosted us, but when the officers saw huge amount of money in our possession to purchase rams, they started misbehaving and asked us to follow them.

“We were deceived by the erring police operatives because they told us we were going to a station, not knowing they were taking us to the forest. They tied our hands and one of the passengers that attempted to escape was gunned down immediately.

“They poured petrol on us with an intention to set us ablaze. But when they ran after one of us that attempted to run, it was in that instance that I struggled to escape with one other passenger. Unfortunately, the remaining passengers were burnt to death, including the driver.

“When the matter was reported in the news and the police started the investigation, then I showed up to follow up the matter and gave evidence. I assisted the police to arrest the three officers and they were charged to court.


“The three policemen were Benjamin Oyekhire; Jimoh Michael and Gershon Soba. The case was taken to Lokoja High Court where they were sentenced to death by hanging.

“Although I didn’t follow up the matter, I later learned that the officers went to Court of Appeal and Supreme courts where the lower court judgment was upheld.

“I can’t say if the three condemned officers were eventually sentenced as ordered by the hierarchy of the Courts. However, I was not too satisfied with the judgment because killing them was not enough justice. None of the victims was compensated since the incident occurred twenty years ago. That is why I approached the panel for due compensation”,
 he added.

Corroborating the testimony, Muideen, the owner of the burnt Toyota Liteace with registration No Osun XB 104 SGB and a younger brother of the deceased driver, Mr. Dauda Ajani, told the panel the number of times they travelled down to Kogi State because of the case to give credence to the evidence tendered before the panel.

The counsel for the petitioners, Barrister J.O. Babalola, prayed the court to award his clients a total sum of N125million as compensation to cushion the negative effect of all they had suffered to the incident.

According to him, N100million was requested as compensation for the family of the late Rafiu Ajani, the driver of the bus that was burnt, saying the deceased was the sole bread winner of his family and was survived by dependants which include aged mother, three wives and five children.

He further appealed to the panel to award the second petitioner, Mr. Sulaimon Badmus, who escaped from the police a total sum of N20million as compensation for losing all his capital aimed to purchase rams, just as he also urged the panel to award a sum of N5million to one Mr. Mustapha Muideen, the owner of the bus that was burnt.

Ruling in the case, the Chairman of the Panel, Justice Akin Oladimeji (rtd), asked the petitioners’ counsel to prepare his final address for adoption and adjourned the case to March 5, 2021.





President Buhari Snubs Wife, Sends Birthday Messages To Anyim, Useni, Four Others

President Buhari Snubs Wife, Sends Birthday Messages To Anyim, Useni, Four Others

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Those who have been congratulated by Buhari include: Dr. Doyin Abiola, Prof of African Religion, Jacob Olupona, and veteran journalist Olusoji Akinrinade.

 

Muhammadu Buhari

Aisha and Buhari

Nigeria's number one man, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent out birthday wishes to at least six persons in the month of February but excluded his wife, Aisha Buhari.

Those who have been congratulated by Buhari include: Nigeria’s first female newspaper editor and former Managing Director, Concord Press Nigeria Limited, Dr. Doyin Abiola, who clocked 75 on February 1; Prof of African Religion, Jacob Olupona, who turned 70 on February 6 and veteran journalist and Fellow, Nigerian Guild of Editors, Olusoji Akinrinade, who clocked 70 on February 9.

Others who the President sent out salutations to include- former acting Governor of Taraba State, Sen. Sani Danladi who clocked 53 on February 14; a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Gen. Jeremiah Useni, who turned 78 on February 16; and a former Senate President and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius, who turned 60 on February 19, 2021.

A birthday message sent to Anyim which was signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, read in part, “President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm greetings to former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, on his 60th birthday, February 19, 2021, joining family members and friends to celebrate with the political leader, whose rise in public service remains commendable.

“The President congratulates the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation on his many milestones, particularly becoming Senate President at a relatively young age, and handling the responsibility with maturity and wisdom.”


The President, however, did not wish his wife, Aisha, who attained the milestone age of 50, a happy birthday on February 17, 2021.

Aisha has been in Dubai for over five months where her aides claim she is receiving medical treatment.

She has been having a running battle with the President’s aides and close relatives in recent time. In 2019 she accused the President’s nephew, Mamman Daura, of hijacking the Presidency, adding that the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, had even issued statements on behalf of the President without his knowledge but based on instructions from Daura.

In 2020, passions reached a climax when security aides to a relative and Personal Assistant to the President, Tunde Sabiu, fired shots inside the Presidential Villa during an altercation with Aisha’s aides.

The first lady has since September 2020 left the Presidential Villa and has remained in Dubai. It, however, remains unclear why the President did not celebrate his wife on her 50th birthday.

Aisha was, however, congratulated by Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his wife, Ibijoke; Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; wife of Imo State Governor, Chioma Uzodimma; wife of Osun State Governor, Kafayat Oyetola; wife of Nasarawa State Governor, Silifat Abdullahi; SA to the President on African First Ladies Peace Mission, Mairo Tanko-Almakura; and former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, among others.

Incidentally, Aisha had on December 17, 2020, congratulated her husband on his birthday, saying, “Happy Birthday to my incorruptible GMB. I wish you Allah’s guidance, protection and good health to continue steering the affairs of our dear nation. Long live GMB. Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria.”




Saturday, 20 February 2021



MFM’s Olukoya Wins N500m Defamation Suit Against UK-based Nigerian Blogger (Photo)

MFM’s Olukoya Wins N500m Defamation Suit Against UK-based Nigerian Blogger (Photo)

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A court has slammed N500 million damages against a UK-based Nigerian blogger over defamatory publications against MFM's founder.

 

MFM wins defamation case against blogger
MFM wins defamation case against blogger
 
A Nigerian blogger based in the United Kingdom, Maureen Badejo has found herself in serious trouble.
 
This comes after Justice Abiodun Akinyemi of an Ogun State High Court in Abeokuta slammed N500 million damages against her for publishing libellous publications against the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (Worldwide), Dr Daniel Olukoya, and the church.
 
The Court also granted “a perpetual injunction restraining the defendant by herself, her agents, servants, privies or other persons howsoever called or described from further making, publishing and/or disseminating defamatory stories and statements about the claimants or any one of them.”
 
The Judge described the report as the worst case of reckless defamation and evil use of the internet and social media.
 
Badejo, the anchorperson in the Facebook-GIO TV, had published what the Incorporated Trustees of the MFM and Olukoya described as 52 lies.
 
She was said to have reported that Olukoya defrauded the government of the United States by selling his books in America without paying the due tax on the books.
 
GIO TV, among others, had reported that a particular Pastor from MFM in the UK paid the sum of £150,000 into the personal account of Olukoya and then went to Nigeria to meet the cleric so he could help him cover up his fraud.
 
But delivering his ruling in a N10 billion libel suit filed by Ime Nya Asanga (lawyer to the plaintiffs), Justice Akinyemi awarded N250 million to each of the claimants, making a total of N500 million as aggravated and exemplary damages for libel.
 
The Judge also ordered Badejo to “immediately pull down and erase each of the offending online publications/posts concerning the claimants from the internet”.
 
She was also ordered to “tender a written apology and retraction of the offending publications and posts in a form and content acceptable to the claimants and published prominently in her Facebook, YouTube and Instagram accounts and in at least three nationally circulating Newspapers in Nigeria and two international magazines including TIME International, forthwith.”
 
The Spokesperson of Olukoya, Collins Edomaruse, quoted Asanga on Saturday as saying that a certified true copy of the judgment and its certificate with Form 35 endorsed thereon, had been served via DHL courier with proof of service which indicated that Badejo had received the court ruling.
 
He explained that Ogun State High Court Form 35 titled ‘Notice Of Consequence of Disobedience To Order Of Court’ was an endorsement by the Registrar on the Certificate of Judgment.
 
According to him, unless the judgment debtor obeys the directions contained therein, he/she would be guilty of contempt of court and will be liable to be committed to prison.
 
“If, after February 18, 2021, the defendant should make any other broadcast defamatory of the claimants or any one of them, contempt proceedings, which are criminal in nature, will immediately be commenced against her,” the lawyer clarified.


Wednesday, 17 February 2021



I Stole, Sold Ferdinand, Rooney's Boots To Feed My Family – Ex-Manchester United Star, Morrison Confesses

I Stole, Sold Ferdinand, Rooney's Boots To Feed My Family – Ex-Manchester United Star, Morrison Confesses

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Morrison, seen as one of the brightest young stars in Manchester United academy and rated highly by legendary United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, made the confession during Rio Ferdinand’s Five podcast.

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Ravel Morrison

Ravel Morrison, a former Manchester United player, has revealed how he used to steal Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney’s boots from the club’s dressing room in order to sell them to provide food for his family.

Morrison, seen as one of the brightest young stars in Manchester United academy and rated highly by legendary United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, made the confession during Rio Ferdinand’s Five podcast.

Morrison saw his stay at Manchester United cut short before he could realise his potential.

“You used to get like £250 for a pair of boots. You take two pairs of boots, you get £500 and you go home and buy your family a Chinese or something,” he explained.

“You guys[Rooney and Ferdinand] used to get like 30 pairs of boots. I didn’t mean it to cause so much harm but when I used to see yours or Rooney’s deliveries, you’d get 20-30 pairs at a time, I was thinking one pair to put some food on the table at home, I didn’t think it would be a big problem but obviously, now I know.”


When Morrison left United in 2012, he joined West Ham United and the London side loaned him out to Birmingham City.

The Jamaican also represented Queens Park Rangers and Cardiff City on loan before moving to Italy to join Lazio on a permanent deal.



Man Raises Alarm About 'One-chance' Robbery In Lagos As He Falls Victim

Man Raises Alarm About 'One-chance' Robbery In Lagos As He Falls Victim

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According to the victim, he took a bus at the Charley Boy/Gbagada area going to Eko Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos, but found himself in Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja.

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Man Raises Alarm About 'One-chance' Robbery In Lagos As He Falls Victim

A man took to social media to narrate his ordeal in the hands of  'one-chance' robbers in Lagos while sharing photos of the bruises he sustained.

He said he took a bus at the Charley Boy/Gbagada area going to Eko Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos, but found himself in Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja.

He shared photos of the injuries he sustained on his leg during the incident.

 He wrote: "Entering sienna this days can be so dangerous, I was robbed today on my way to office, I entered a sienna going to Eko hotel and I later landed at adeniyi Jones ikeja, one chance is becoming alarming at charley boy/gbagada area, security really need to help us out."

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Davido Makes List Of TIME Magazine's 100 Next Global Influential Leaders 2021

Davido Makes List Of TIME Magazine's 100 Next Global Influential Leaders 2021

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Nigerian musician, Davido has earned another accolade to his name after TIME listed him among 100 next global influential leaders.

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Davido
 
TIME Magazine's list of 100 Next Influential Leaders of 2021 has been released.
 
One exceptional Nigerian, Davido made the list.
 
The singer whose real name is David Adedeji Adeleke achieved a remarkable milestone with the new feat.
 
The 2021 TIME100 Next issue features six worldwide covers, each highlighting a member of the list: performer Dua Lipa, actor Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, athlete Marcus Rashford, Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin, fashion designer Telfar Clemens, and author Brit Bennett.
 
Writing about Davido, TIME noted:
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Davido is one of the biggest voices in Afrobeats because his music connects with people, often in ways that transcend his expectations. When he released the song “FEM” in 2020, a title that loosely translates to “shut up” in Yoruba, he didn’t know it would become a major #EndSARS protest anthem, as youth banded together to demand the government take action to end police brutality in Nigeria last October. Officials responded by sending politicians to give speeches. We told the government to keep quiet unless they had something sensible to add—the ethos of “FEM” was directly relatable to that moment.

You can tell Davido puts 100% into every song he makes. And the results are clear: his album A Good Time surpassed a billion streams in 2020. Afrobeats is a worldwide phenomenon, and Davido is one of many Nigerian artists who has made that possible; now more and more artists, from Nicki Minaj to Young Thug, want to work with him.

By bringing Afrobeats to the global stage, he’s paved the way for people like me."



Erica, Nengi, Aisha Yesufu, Others Battle For Online Influencer of the Year Award

Erica, Nengi, Aisha Yesufu, Others Battle For Online Influencer of the Year Award

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Two popular reality stars and ex-BBNaija housemates are currently among those seeking to claim the Online Influencer of the Year Award.

Erica and Nengi
Erica and Nengi
 
The nominations for the Online Influencer of the Year Award is out with ex-BBNaija stars in the lead.
 
BBNaija stars, Erica and Nengi are in the list alongside Aisha Yesufu, Pamilerin, and Tomike Adeoye.
 
SAGE Awards made this announcement recently via their official Twitter and Instagram pages.
 
The debut edition of the Sage awards opened up with a big one for Erica and Nengi who are set to lock horns with three other top Nigerian influencers; Aisha, Pamilerin and Adeola.
 
Making the announcement, Sage Awards wrote; “Maintaining online energy and driving influence in a digital way requires energy, passion and creativity only a few can give. For Gage Awards 2021, we have the @thepamilerin @nengiofficial @aishayesufu @ericanlewedim and @tomike_a as the top 5 nominees. Who will go home as the Online influencer of the year? #gageawards2021”
 
 



Senate Confirms Aghughu Adolphus As New Auditor-General

Senate Confirms Aghughu Adolphus As New Auditor-General

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The confirmation was a sequel to the presentation and consideration of a report of the Committee on Public Accounts by the Chairman, Sen. Urhoghide Mathew.


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Aghughu Adolphus

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed Aghughu Adolphus appointment as Auditor-General for the Federation, following a nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The confirmation was sequel to the presentation and consideration of a report of the Committee on Public Accounts by the Chairman, Sen. Urhoghide Mathew (PDP-Edo).

Mr. Urhoghide in his presentation, said that the committee after screening, found the nominee qualified to be appointed, given his experiences, pedigree and performance over the years at the Audit House.

A profile on the website of Audit House says Mr. Adolphus  was born on 7th September 1962 and hails from Idima Ewatto, Esan South East LGA in Edo State.

He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Bendel State University (Now Edo State University), Ekpoma in 1986. He also holds a master’s degree in Economics from University of Benin and is currently a doctoral student at Nasarawa State University, Keffi.

Mr. Adolphus is a Fellow of Association of National Accountant of Nigeria (ANAN), and a member of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACT l) and Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered).


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