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Mompha shares lawsuit notice against Bobrisky for not debunking claim of them being homos3xual partners among others, demands N1bn in damages
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Mompha shares lawsuit notice against Bobrisky for not debunking claim of them being homos3xual partners among others, demands N1bn in damages

Businessman Mompha has shared a lawsuit notice addressed to cross-dresser, Bobrisky following claims made in the past. Mompha in the lawsuit notice he shared, accused Bobrisky of not debunking a claim made by his former employee, Oye, about them being homosexual partners. He also accused Bobrisky of making false claim of him borrowing his car each time he's in Nigeria. Mompha further alleged that the cross-dresser carried out a campaign to smear his name with assertion of him being "an audio billionaire renting cars in Dubai for the gram". Asides asking Bobrisky to prove that he rents cars, Mompha demanded for an apology which should be published in two newspapers within 7 days and N1bn as damages over the claims he described as "malicious". Mompha also debunked...
One judge to handle more than 300 Astroworld festival lawsuits against Travis Scott as all cases are consolidated
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One judge to handle more than 300 Astroworld festival lawsuits against Travis Scott as all cases are consolidated

The more than 300 lawsuits that have been filed so far in Houston, Texas following a massive crowd surge at the Astroworld festival that left 10 people dead have been consolidated and will be handled by one judge as the cases proceed through the court system, a judicial board has ruled. The 10 people who died were among 50,000 who had attended the festival and were in the audience on Nov. 5 when Scott’s concert turned deadly as fans surged toward the stage during his set. In the new order, the Board of Judges of the Civil Trial Division of the Harris County District Courts in Houston granted a request by attorney Brent Coon to have all pretrial matters in the various lawsuits be handled by one judge. If any of the lawsuits go to trial, the case would return to its original court. ...
Tristan Thompson files for gag order against new baby mama Maralee Nichols
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Tristan Thompson files for gag order against new baby mama Maralee Nichols

NBA star, Tristan Thompson on Monday December 6, filed an emergency gag order request to prevent his alleged new baby mama, Maralee Nichols, from taking their paternity suit even more public than it already is. Nichols had claimed in the paternity suit that Thompson impregnated her in March on his 30th birthday, when he and Khloé Kardashian were still dating. She’s suing for child support. In a counter-suit filed at Harris County, Texas, three days after news of Nichols' lawsuit went public, Tristan stated that his personal trainer’s “intention all along [was] to try to achieve some sort of notoriety and gain for herself.” He claimed that Nichols’ inclusion of Snapchat messages purportedly sent between the two, which he denies ever writing or sending, is an attempt to smear” him...
Judge rules Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa must turn over private therapy records
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Judge rules Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa must turn over private therapy records

A federal magistrate judge has ruled that Kobe Bryant’s widow must turn over her private therapy records to Los Angeles County as part of her lawsuit against the county over photos of her dead husband and daughter. In the Monday ruling, Charles Eick ordered Vanessa Bryant and her therapist to produce the documents by Nov. 29. He also ordered her to turn over records dating to January 2017 after the county had asked for her records dating to January 2010. “The requests are plainly relevant to the claims and defenses herein and, as narrowed by this order, the requests are proportional to the needs of the case,” Eick wrote in his ruling. Bryant is suing the county for invasion of privacy, alleging that county first responders improperly shared photos of human remains from a helicop...
2Face’s baby mama Pero Adeniyi serves his wife Annie Idibia lawsuit notice, demands N500m as damages
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2Face’s baby mama Pero Adeniyi serves his wife Annie Idibia lawsuit notice, demands N500m as damages

2Face’s baby mama, Pero has served his wife Annie Idibia a lawsuit notice, in which she demanded a retraction and N500m as damages. In the lawsuit notice dated November 10, Pero's lawyers referenced Annie's Instagram outburst and the audio tape which went viral weeks ago in which she alleged that her husband, 2Face "packed his bags and came to America to see her (Pero) and his other kids". Her lawyers stated that these allegations are "blatantly false, misrepresents facts and portrayed Pero as an individual with loose morals". Annie was further accused of engaging in  “malicious and libelous online publication” which subjected Pero and her kids to online harassment and bullying. Pero is now demanding for a retraction, an apology and N500m as damages. See the lawsuit notice bel...
Rapper JAY-Z wins Cologne lawsuit to avoid $67M in damages
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Rapper JAY-Z wins Cologne lawsuit to avoid $67M in damages

A Manhattan jury has cleared Jay-Z in a lawsuit that claimed he breached an endorsement deal for a “Gold Jay-Z” cologne brand by failing to properly promote it, allowing the superstar to avoid $67 million in requested damages. At the end of a three-week trial over the soured product deal with Parlux Fragrances LLC, the jury heard arguments from Jay-Z's attorney that asked “why on earth” the star would have put his name on a product that he wanted to fail. Wednesday's verdict awarded nothing to Parlux but also declined to award any money to Jay-Z, who had sought roughly $6 million in royalties he said he was still owed under the deal. "You failed to prove your case, they failed to prove their case," Justice Andrew Borrok said to an attorney for Parlux after the verdict was read...
Travis Scott ‘partied at Dave and Busters with Drake’ after 8 people died in a stampede at his Astroworld Festival
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Travis Scott ‘partied at Dave and Busters with Drake’ after 8 people died in a stampede at his Astroworld Festival

Travis Scott reportedly went to a post-show party at a Houston sports bar hosted by Drake after eight people died in a stampede at his Astroworld Festival. The rapper, 30, was spotted arriving to meet up with Drake, 35, at Dave and Busters sports bar in Houston and was not aware of the scope of the tragedy, a source claimed. 'Travis didn't know the severity of the situation when he arrived at the party,' a source told TMZ. 'As far as timing, this remains consistent with the fact that no one including the police had publicly confirmed the gravity of the events that had taken place.' But a 'mass casualty event' had been declared by the fire department 30 minutes before he finished his set. Scott and Drake are being sued for 'inciting mayhem' at the concert which left more th...
Travis Scott and Drake sued by crush survivors following Astroworld Festival
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Travis Scott and Drake sued by crush survivors following Astroworld Festival

Lawsuits have been filed at courts in Houston, Texas, during the weekend over the deaths and injuries associated with the Astroworld Festival, founded by rapper Travis Scott. The event left eight people dead and at least three concertgoers hosptialised over injuries they sustained. Officials said a 14-year-old was among the victims, and narcotics bureau agents are involved amid reports that a security guard may have been injected with drugs as the chaos unfolded. News of the first filings came after the Houston Chronicle published an article in which prominent local attorneys predicted an influx of lawsuits asking for "hundreds and hundreds of millions" in damages from the eight deaths and hundreds of injuries reported from Friday's concert at NRG Park, reports variety.com. H...
Rust’ movie which Halyna Hutchins was filming before Alec Baldwin misfired a prop gun that killed her has a $6m insurance policy
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Rust’ movie which Halyna Hutchins was filming before Alec Baldwin misfired a prop gun that killed her has a $6m insurance policy

The 'Rust' movie which Halyna Hutchins was filming before Alec Baldwin misfired a prop gun that killed her, has a $6m insurance policy. The certificate of insurance obtained by TMZ was written by Front Row Insurance Brokers and the general liability coverage is limited to $1 million per occurrence. There is also a commercial umbrella policy which is a supplement to the general liability coverage, for an additional $5 million. The production company filed a permit for the film, and the paperwork shows a $1 million policy, but that appears to be the minimum required for shooting in New Mexico. The money is however speculated not to be enough as 42-year-old Hutchins was a rising star with decades of earnings ahead of her. She was also a mother and a wife, which allows her son...
Heal the wound of 1967 civil war on Igbos, Oluwo of Iwo tasks FG
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Heal the wound of 1967 civil war on Igbos, Oluwo of Iwo tasks FG

The Oluwo of Iwoland in Osun, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, has tasked the federal government of Nigeria under President Muhammed Buhari, to heal the wound of the damages inflicted on various ethnic groups most especially the Igbos by the 1967 civil war. Oba Akanbi expressed the need to call a unification conference to assess the destruction of the civil war to Igbos and provide palliative capable of promoting long term affinity among diverse ethnic groups in the nation. Oluwo commended the resiliency and magnanimity of the Igbos towards Nigeria, describing the injury as enormous. He stated the Igbos are major stakeholders in Nigeria's technological advancement, innovation and invention, calling on federal government to call a stakeholders meeting to assess and render profici...
Andorra vs England: UEFA takes decision on Saturday’s game after fire incident
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Andorra vs England: UEFA takes decision on Saturday’s game after fire incident

UEFA has confirmed that the game between Andorra and England on Saturday will go ahead despite the fire incident that damaged the broadcast gantry, dugouts and small section of the pitch at the Estadi Nacional, Sky Sports reports. On Friday, a major fire broke out at the Estadi Nacional, where Andorra are set to tackle England in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier. Nobody was hurt in the blaze as the fire crew helped to put out the fire. Meanwhile, providing an update on the fire incident, an Andorra Football Federation spokesperson said: “As we all know there has been a small accident and a fire. “No personal harm has been reported, only material damages and the schedule will continue as foreseen. No changes there (with) press conference and training. “There has been an offic...
Black ex-Tesla worker who claims he was racially abused every day, is awarded $137million payout
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Black ex-Tesla worker who claims he was racially abused every day, is awarded $137million payout

A black ex-Tesla worker who claims he was racially abused every day at the electric carmaker´s San Francisco Bay Area factory in California has been awarded nearly $137 million payout. The jury in San Francisco agreed that Owen Diaz was subjected to racial harassment and a hostile work environment. Diaz's lawsuit described the Fremont, California, plant, as a 'hotbed of racist behavior' where he was subjected to daily racist abuse including the N-word, over a course of 11 months from 2015 to 2016. The 52-year-old contracted elevator operator claimed fellow employees drew swastikas and left racist graffiti around the plant, while he said one of his supervisors drew a person with a black face and a bone in his hair and wrote 'booo,' short for 'jigaboo.' The supervisor then alleg...
FFK’s estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu, drags him and IGP to court, demands N800m as damages
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FFK’s estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu, drags him and IGP to court, demands N800m as damages

Former beauty queen and estranged wife of former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, Precious Chikwendu, has filed a suit at a Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking the enforcement of her fundamental human rights. According to the court papers filed by her lawyer, Abdul-Aziz Jimoh, Precious listed Fani-Kayode, Inspector-General of Police, his officers and means defendants and is demanding the sum of N800m as damages. Other respondents listed in the suit include the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force CID, Commissioner of Police, FCT, CSP James Idachaba (OC Legal CID), FCT Command. Precious in the suit said she was demanding the said amount because of the roles the respondents have played in "intimidating and harassing" her during the pendency of her custody...
Court orders DSS to pay N20bn to Igboho
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Court orders DSS to pay N20bn to Igboho

An Oyo state High Court has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to pay N20 billion to Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho. The payment is for damages done to his Soka home in Ibadan during the July 1 invasion by the DSS. Justice Ladiran Akintola gave the order Friday, September 17, in a suit filed by Igboho, who is currently in detention in Benin Republic. Igboho had demanded N500billion for the damages done to his home. The court declared the raid illegal and criticized the DSS for "arbitrary aggression and prejudices". The judge also dismissed an application challenging its jurisdiction for hearing the suit. Igboho was arrested in Benin Republic while trying to escape to Germany following the invasion of his residence by the ...
Cardi B asks for delay of her album cover trial due to second child birth
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Cardi B asks for delay of her album cover trial due to second child birth

American music star, Cardi B has asked for a delay in her 'Gangsta Bitch' cover art trial, which she was sued for over nearly 4 years ago. The album cover for Cardi's debut mixtape "Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1", features the rapper sitting back, drinking a beer, while a man with an elaborate back tattoo puts his head between her legs. Kevin Brophy in his lawsuit against the rapper, claimed he is the one in the photo but never posed for the photo or gave Cardi permission to use his likeness. Claiming that the photo ruined his life, he is demanding for at least $5 million in damages. Cardi B in a new application before a US court ahead of the trial scheduled for next month, asked for it to be postponed as she just gave birth to her son on September 4. TMZ reported that the...
Singer Terry Apala and his friends robbed on Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos
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Singer Terry Apala and his friends robbed on Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos

Singer Terry Apala and his friends were robbed on Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos last night. The singer said the cutlass-wielding robbers attacked them while in the traffic and stole their phones among others items. Showing off the damages done to his car, he prayed that his friends survive the injuries they sustained from the attack. Watch the video below.................
You bit the finger that fed you” Comedian MC Morris accuses Simi of turning her back on him and others who helped her grow after she made it in the industry
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You bit the finger that fed you” Comedian MC Morris accuses Simi of turning her back on him and others who helped her grow after she made it in the industry

Comedian MC Morris has accused Simi of turning her back on him after he put his resources into helping her grow in the industry. He alleged that he shared his platform with Simi and used his personal resources to transport Simi to events so she can be seen and embraced. He added that when Simi caused damages in the course of doing her job, he paid the debts. However,  he claims that when she became successful, she forgot him, refused to recommend him for shows, and demanded he pays when he invited her to his show. He shared throwback photos of him and Simi and said he chose to speak up now so he can have a clear mind. Read his claims below.
Prince Andrew heads for Scotland in bid to “avoid being served sex assault papers”
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Prince Andrew heads for Scotland in bid to “avoid being served sex assault papers”

Duke of York, Prince Andrew has reportedly travelled Scotland as lawyers attempt to serve sex assault lawsuit papers to him. The Sun reported that the recent trip by the scandal-hit Duke of York is part of a plan to avoid “multiple attempts” to serve sex assault legal papers at his Windsor mansion. Prince Andrew was pictured with ex-wife Sarah Ferguson yesterday September 7 fleeing Royal Lodge where he had been holed up, refusing to go outside or go horse riding. It was reported that he had rejected several attempts over the past fortnight by US lawyers to serve legal papers on his doorstep. Security guards were said to have turned the lawyers away. The Duke of York went on a 500-mile dash to the Queen's 50,000 acre estate in Scotland where she is on holiday, after failing to re...
Rihanna ‘drops lawsuit against her Father Ronald Fenty two weeks before Planned Court Appearance’
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Rihanna ‘drops lawsuit against her Father Ronald Fenty two weeks before Planned Court Appearance’

Rihanna is reportedly dropping her entire lawsuit against her father Ronald Fenty,  two years after accusing him of using her fame for profit in her suit. The pop star, who sued her father for using the family name to promote his venture Fenty Entertainment in 2019, told the court on Tuesday she was dismissing her lawsuit, according to court documents obtained by RadarOnline. The father and daughter duo were set to appear in court on 22 September, but it has now been reported she decided to reach an agreement outside of court in order to avert a spectacle around their legal proceedings, according to the site. Rihanna took legal action against her father in 2019, alleging he was seeking profit from her fame alongside a business partner. She ...
Lady accused of being an IPOB Informant granted Bail by court
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Lady accused of being an IPOB Informant granted Bail by court

Gloria Okolie, the lady who is being accused of acting as an informant for members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was on Friday August 27, granted bail by an Abuja high court. The 22-year-old was arrested in Imo state by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) on June 17 for allegedly being friends with a suspected member of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), before being transferred to Abuja. After her arrest and continous detention led to an outcry, the police released a statement saying she was arrested for allegedly being a member of IPOB and for working with one Benjamin Uzoma Emojiri to attack officers and stations in Imo. The statement read;   “Police Investigations revealed that Gloria O...
Court Dismisses Evans’ N200m suit against police over seized trucks
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Court Dismisses Evans’ N200m suit against police over seized trucks

A Lagos state division of the Court of Appeal on Thursday August 12, dismissed an appeal filed by suspected kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, against the judgment of Justice Hadizat Rabiu-Shagari of the Federal High Court, Lagos over his seized 25 trucks by the Nigeria Police. Respondents in the case filed by Evans' lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, are the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Inspector-General of Police Response Team (IRT), Lagos State Commissioner of Police and Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Evans in the lawsuit accused the Inspector-General of Police and four others of unlawfully seizing his 25 trucks without court order on June 15, 2017, and converting them to their own. He asked the court to award N200 million as general and exemplary damag...
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Athletes disqualification: Administrators were busy Fighting over Power, Says Okagbare

Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare has said that the sport system in Nigeria is flawed and that athletes are always at the receiving end of the damages. Lamenting that athletes are being neglected, Okagbare said those who are not passionate about sports should not handle the administrative positions. She said this after some Nigerian athletes were disqualified from competing in the Tokyo Olympics for failing to undergo mandatory tests ahead of the global sports event. According to her, “I have said it before and I will say it again. If you do not know the sport, not passionate about it/us (the athletes), then you have no business there as an administrator. The sport system in Nigeria is so flawed and we athletes are always at the receiving end of the damages. “They were bus...
Tristan Thompson awarded $50k in libel case against paternity accuser, Kimberly Alexander
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Tristan Thompson awarded $50k in libel case against paternity accuser, Kimberly Alexander

NBA star, Tristan Thompson has been awarded $50k in a libel case against paternity accuser, Kimberly Alexander. Tristan had sued Alexander for libel last year and wanted $100k in damages after claiming her allegation of him being the father of her child hurt his reputation, and cost him endorsement deals because companies saw him as a brand hazard. Legal documents obtained by TMZ showed the court entered a default judgment in favor of Tristan against Kimberly Alexander for the amount of $50k, plus 10% interest per year until it's paid off. She was also ordered to pay $2,901.75 in court costs. The judge slashed the damages in half because Tristan didn't specifically lay out which endorsements he lost due to Alexander's allegations.
Lawsuits filed following building collapse in Maimi as death toll rises to 12 with 149 people still unaccounted for 
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Lawsuits filed following building collapse in Maimi as death toll rises to 12 with 149 people still unaccounted for 

The death toll in the Maimi building collapse has risen to 12 with 149 people still unaccounted for as search-and-rescue efforts stretched through a sixth day on Tuesday at the site of the Florida condominium complex. Remains of the 12th casualty in the disaster, which could rank as the deadliest accidental structural failure in U.S. history, were recovered on Tuesday, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said at an afternoon news conference. Investigators have not yet determined what caused a major section of the 40-year-old Champlain Towers South condo to collapse last Thursday as residents slept. Florida emergency management director Kevin Guthrie said local authorities have asked the federal government to send additional urban search-and-rescue teams to the scene i...
Multiple rockets hit US base in Syria less than 24 hours after Biden launched midnight airstrikes in Iraq-Syrian border killing 7 militants
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Multiple rockets hit US base in Syria less than 24 hours after Biden launched midnight airstrikes in Iraq-Syrian border killing 7 militants

Multiple rockets have hit a US military base in eastern Syria on Monday, June 28, less than 24 hours after US President Joe Biden launched airstrikes on Iranian-backed militia sites in the Iraq-Syrian border. Coly. Wayne Morrotto, spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, said: 'At 7:44 PM local time, U.S. Forces in Syria were attacked by multiple rockets. There are no injuries and damage is being assessed.' The attack took place at a site known as the 'Green Village' near an oil field, where 900 American troops are believed to be stationed. A US defense official speaking to CNN said the rockets were 'likely' fired by Iranian-backed militia in the area, but the origin had not yet been officially determined. Some of the missiles landed near US troops, according to th...
Unknown Gunmen raze down police facility in Abia, Release Suspects in Detention
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Unknown Gunmen raze down police facility in Abia, Release Suspects in Detention

Unknown gunmen have razed down a facility occupied by the Abia State Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Umuagu, Umuahia. Some suspects detained in the facility were also released. A policeman who craved anonymity confirmed the development to Channels Television. The extent of damages could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report, but reports have it that a Keke Napep driver was killed in the mayhem. This is the latest in a series of attacks targeted at government facilities in Abia state and in the south-east region generally. The region is home to a secession movement championed by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which has been proscribed by a Nigerian court. IPOB, which is seeking to create a Biafra nation, has ordered a sit-at...
Two INEC Offices Razed in Ebonyi (video and photos)
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Two INEC Offices Razed in Ebonyi (video and photos)

Two annex offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, have been razed by some unknown persons. The INEC offices located in Ebonyi Local government area and Ezza North Local Government Areas of Ebonyi state were burnt down by unidentified persons. According to tweets by INEC, no casualties were recorded but extensive damages to the building and facilities were seen. See more photos and the video below...  
“Iyabo I’m Having Restraint not to Hit you” Yomi Fabiyi Threatens Violence on Iyabo Ojo as he Shares Message Claiming She Apologised to him
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“Iyabo I’m Having Restraint not to Hit you” Yomi Fabiyi Threatens Violence on Iyabo Ojo as he Shares Message Claiming She Apologised to him

Yomi Fabiyi has released a message he claims he received from Iyabo Ojo to show the world that she allegedly apologized to him privately on WhatsApp. The actor, who has been steadfast in defending Baba Ijesha since he was detained for alleged child molestation, also threatened Iyabo Ojo. This comes after Iyabo filed a lawsuit against him, seeking 100 million Naira in damages for a post he made, claiming that she promised to kill Baba Ijesha if he's released on bail. To show that he's unfazed by the suit, he shared a screenshot of Iyabo's putported WhatsApp message apologizing for exposing him to cyberbullying. He said that's he has evidence that she admitted to cyberbullying him. He added that he's making a great effort to restrain himself from hitting Iyabo. He also sai...
“Save your Money for TikTok Costumes” Yomi Fabiyi tells Iyabo Ojo after She Sued him for Defamatory Publication
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“Save your Money for TikTok Costumes” Yomi Fabiyi tells Iyabo Ojo after She Sued him for Defamatory Publication

Yomi Fabiyi is not fazed by the legal documents Iyabo Ojo filed against him. The actor had alleged that Iyabo Ojo and Princess "promised to kill Baba Ijesha if released on bail" after he was detained for allegedly sexually molesting Princess' underaged daughter. In response, Iyabo's lawyers sued him, asked him to retract the statment, apologize, and pay 100 million Naira in damages. Reacting to the lawsuit, Yomi reshared the same defamatory post that brought about the suit and told Iyabo that he doesn't dignify everyone with a response. He wrote: Ignore any unnecessary CIVIL SUITS attached to my name, I don't dignify everybody with a response. Not even a non-criminal suit that lack merits and grounds. I don't have time to waste walai. Your lawyer will never tell you how ma...
Iyabo Ojo Sues Yomi Fabiyi for ‘Offensive and Vexatious’ Statement; demands a Public Apology and 100 million Naira in Damages
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Iyabo Ojo Sues Yomi Fabiyi for ‘Offensive and Vexatious’ Statement; demands a Public Apology and 100 million Naira in Damages

Iyabo Ojo's lawyers have written to Yomi Fabiyi to demand a "retraction of defamatory publication" he made against her. Recall that Yomi Fabiyi had accused actress, Iyabo Ojo, and comedian, Princess, of promising to 'Kill Baba Ijesha" if he is released on bail after he was detained for allegedly sexually molesting Princess' foster daughter.   Iyabo's lawyers said Yomi's statement is "offensive and vexatious" and demanded a retraction, an apology, and payment of damages. They added that Yomi's allegation has caused Iyabo Ojo, her family, and business associates "trauma and anxiety". They also demanded that he desists from making further "additional or fresh defamatory publications" against Iyabo Ojo. They asked that Yomi pays 100 million Naira as damages. See ...
Lagos Commissioner of Police Debunks Claim of Oshodi Market Fire being Caused by Explosives
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Lagos Commissioner of Police Debunks Claim of Oshodi Market Fire being Caused by Explosives

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu has dismissed rumour of the fire incident at Kairo market in Oshodi being caused by explosives. Odumosu who conducted an on-the-spot assessment of the damages at the market on Friday May 7, said the Explosive Ordinance Department of the State Police Command has not discovered any bomb at the scene of the incident, and therefore the fire could not have been caused by a bomb explosion. He said;   “We have seen what happened and we give God the glory no lives were lost. No matter the values of things that were lost, it cannot be compared with lives. We also thank God that the portion that got burnt is not more than the area not burnt. “Since it started, I have deployed my men and they have ...
Trey Songz Sued for allegedly Punching Bartender
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Trey Songz Sued for allegedly Punching Bartender

Singer, Trey Songz is facing new allegations of punching a bartender just after a week it was disclosed that  the 'bottoms up' singer won’t face criminal charges for his physical altercation with police at an NFL playoff game in Kansas City earlier this year. According to TMZ, the R&B star is being sued for battery by a bartender at the Hollywood Palladium, who says he was working at the bar during Cardi B’s Fashion Nova launch party on May 9, 2019 when Trey jumped on the bar to sit and watch the show. In the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, the bartender claims Trey ignored his warning not to sit on the bar, so he put his hand on Trey’s back to get his attention. That’s when the singer allegedly turned around and punched the bartender in the head with a clo...
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Rape Accuser Demands £56m
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Rape Accuser Demands £56m

Cristiano Ronaldo’s rape accuser, Kathryn Mayorga, is demanding £56million in damages, the UK Mirror reports. Newly released court’s documents show the former model is seeking the money after accusing the Juventus forward of sexually assaulting her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Kathryn wants £18m for “past pain and suffering”, £18m for “future pain and suffering” and another £18m in punitive damages. The 37-year-old’s expenses add up to £1.4m with legal fees of £1.1m, giving a total of £56.5m, which is equal to two years of Ronaldo’s salary. Ronaldo has vigorously denied Mayorga’s claims. In 2010, she accepted around £270,000 as part of an out-of-court non-disclosure settlement. But three years ago, Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit, claiming she had been “mentally i...
Model Who was Left Brain-damaged after taking a Bite of Pretzel is Awarded $29.5 Million by Jury
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Model Who was Left Brain-damaged after taking a Bite of Pretzel is Awarded $29.5 Million by Jury

The family of an American model and aspiring model has been awarded nearly $30 million in damages by a Las Vegas jury after she ate a peanut butter-filled pretzel and suffered a massive allergic reaction that left her with brain damage and unable to speak or walk. Chantel Giacalone’s family was awarded the $29.5 million on Friday, April 9, when a jury found that the responding ambulance service negligently treated her in 2013, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. A jury in the civil case found that MedicWest Ambulance, whose staffers came to treat Chantel Giacalone, was at fault for lacking the IV epinephrine that was necessary to properly treat severe allergic reactions. “At least my daughter will be taken care of. I’m happy about that,” Jack Giacalone, Chantel’s father...
Impeached Deputy Speaker, Dare Kadiri Drags Ogun Assembly To Court, Demands N1.5 Billion Damages
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Impeached Deputy Speaker, Dare Kadiri Drags Ogun Assembly To Court, Demands N1.5 Billion Damages

The former Deputy Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Honourable Dare Kadiri, has dragged the Assembly before an Abeokuta Federal High Court demanding the nullification of his impeachment by the House. The Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon Olakunle Taiwo Oluomo was joined as the first respondent in the case while the House of Assembly was the second respondent. The former Deputy Speaker in the suit tagged FHC/AB/FHR/35/2021 and dated 10th of March sought for five Hundred Million Naira general damage against the respondent. He also prayed the court for an order of One Billion Naira exemplary damages against the respondents. According to the court paper signed by the counsel to the applicant, Idowu Adepeju, as obtained by Independent, Kadiri was seeking for a declara...
Tola Azeez, Lady Assaulted By Policemen During COVID-19 Lockdown Awarded N5m In Damages
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Tola Azeez, Lady Assaulted By Policemen During COVID-19 Lockdown Awarded N5m In Damages

The Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, on Monday, February 1, awarded N5 million damages against the Nigeria Police Force and the Inspector General of Police over the abuse of a woman, Tola Azeez, in Osun State. A video of the officers assaulting the young lady went viral in April 2020. Tola was walking along Odo Ori Market in Iwo, to buy a drug for a relative when the officers who were enforcing the lockdown, descended on her, flogging her mercilessly with their whips. The state police command identified and arrested the erring officers, Ikuesan Taiwo, an inspector and Abass Ibrahim, a corporal. To protest the assault, a fundamental human right enforcement suit was filed by a lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, on behalf of Ms Azeez. The police counsel, F.B Osei, argued that Me...
Toke Makinwa Lose To Her Ex-Husband, Maje Ayida In Court, To Pay 1 Million Naira In Damages
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Toke Makinwa Lose To Her Ex-Husband, Maje Ayida In Court, To Pay 1 Million Naira In Damages

The Lagos State High Court at the Tafawa Balewa Square has ordered popular On-Air Personality, Omotoke Makinwa, to pay her ex-husband, Maje Ayida, N1m damages for defamation. . The court, in a judgment by Justice Olukayode Ogunjobi, said Makinwa and the publisher of her biography titled, ‘On Becoming’, in which she defamed Ayida, should each pay N500,000 to Ayida. . The judge ordered Makinwa and Kachifo Limited to pay the money to “any charity organisation of the claimant’s choice.” . The judge added that the defendants must within 30 days of the judgment expunge from the unsold copies of “On Becoming” portions containing defamatory words against Ayida. . The judge identified the defamatory portions of the book to be expunged as “Page 54, Line 11-16 and Page 83, Line 1.” . Th...
Coronavirus Cure: £5 drug Dexamethasone is 1st life-saving drug
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Coronavirus Cure: £5 drug Dexamethasone is 1st life-saving drug

A £5 cheap and widely available drug Dexamethasone has been tagged as the greatest breakthrough in the quest for the cure for coronavirus, UK experts say. The drug according to reports, has helped save the lives of patients seriously ill with the disease. The drug is part of the world’s biggest trial testing existing treatments to see if they also work for coronavirus. A major British trial, code-named RECOVERY, has declared the drug the biggest breakthrough. So far, there is no established cure yet for the virus. According to Daily Mail, dexamethasone was also shown to save the lives of a fifth of Covid-19 sufferers with moderate illness receiving oxygen. The results from the RECOVERY trial suggest the steroid can prevent death in one in eight ventilated coronavirus ...
Dozens Killed and Thousands Displaced as Floods and Rainstorms hit China
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Dozens Killed and Thousands Displaced as Floods and Rainstorms hit China

Torrential downpours in the south and central China has killed more than a dozen people and forced hundreds of thousands from their homes, the government in Beijing said on Thursday. About 230,000 people have been relocated while more than 1,300 houses have been destroyed  due to flooding since June 2, the country’s Ministry of Emergency Management said. The heavy downpours began at the beginning of June and have led to “dangerously high water levels” in 110 rivers, Xinhua reported. Aerial photos published by the state-owned Xinhua news agency showed parts of the city of Guilin in Guangxi region underwater. According to the report, continuous torrential rain caused the Lijiang River to burst its banks with its peak water level reaching 146.49m (160 yards), about half a ...
Aba Communities Drag Nigerian Breweries to Court Over alleged Pollution
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Aba Communities Drag Nigerian Breweries to Court Over alleged Pollution

Two communities hosting the Nigerian Breweries PLC, Aba Plant, have dragged the company to the Abia State High Court over what they described as a lingering case of environmental abuse. The communities are also demanding the sum of N8 billion in damages from the Nigerian Breweries. The two communities are Ogbor Ancient Kingdom and Eziama Amahia Autonomous Community, both in Aba North Local Government Area. Both communities, through the Foundation for Environmental Rights Advocacy and Development, FENRAD, cried out over the alleged continued degradation of their environments. In the documents obtained by DAILY POST, the communities lamented that several engagements made with the company through FENRAD, have proven abortive. READ ALSO:  Gov. Badaru lifts lockdown...
Sim Card: Anthony Okolie Gives DSS 24 Hours To Pay ₦10 Million Damages
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Sim Card: Anthony Okolie Gives DSS 24 Hours To Pay ₦10 Million Damages

Delta- based trader, Anthony Okolie, has written a letter to the Department of State Services demanding the payment of N10 million to him as ordered by a Federal High Court in Asaba last week . Justice Nnamdi Dimgba had last week ordered the DSS to pay Okolie N 10m for illegally detaining him for 10 weeks after purchasing a SIM card previously owned by the President’s daughter , Hanan Buhari. In a letter addressed to the Director - General of the DSS , Yusuf Bichi , the trader said a cheque of N 10 million must be issued to him within 24 hours. The letter, dated May 21, 2020, was signed by Okolie’ s lawyer, Tope Akinyode. In a copy of the letter sighted by MCI, one Mafala acknowledged and received it on behalf of the DSS . The letter read in part, “ We have been instructed by our ...
“We Won’t Campaign During 2023 Elections” – PDP
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“We Won’t Campaign During 2023 Elections” – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, on Sunday in Katsina said that it will not campaign in the 2023 elections, due to the failure of the present APC administration at the center, which has made it easy for its takeover of political power at the end of the present tenure. The National Secretary of the party, Senator Umaru Ibrahim Tsauri told newsmen during a briefing in preparation to the ward congress election which held on Saturday that the Buhari administration has failed Nigerians in the past 5 years as demonstrated in the present sufferings they are going through He said ’’every Nigerian whether resident in Aso villa or anywhere else in Nigeria will certainly admit that the present administration has failed, as they couldn’t even deliver their three point agenda: economy, sec...
Agbowu Sues Oluwo of Iwo over Alleged Assault, Demands N100 Million Damages
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Agbowu Sues Oluwo of Iwo over Alleged Assault, Demands N100 Million Damages

The Agbowu of Ogbaagba, Oba Dhikirullahi Akinropo has dragged the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Adewale Akanbi to court over an alleged assault last month. We reported last month that the Oluwo of Iwo allegedly physically assaulted the Agbowu, this led to his suspension by the Osun State Traditional Rulers Council. The Agbowu of Ogbaagba, Oba Dhikirullahi Akinropo has now taken legal steps, as he sued the Oluwo before an Osun State High Court, sitting in Osogbo. He is reportedly also seeking the payment of N100 million as general damages for the assault on his person. According to the writ of summons endorsed by his counsel Soji Oyetayo and obtained by journalists in the state, the Agbowu also sought the court to grant the award of N1 million against the defendants as cost of enlisting...
Vanessa Bryant Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Helicopter Co. Over the Demise of her Husband and Daughter, Claims Pilot was Reckless
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Vanessa Bryant Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Helicopter Co. Over the Demise of her Husband and Daughter, Claims Pilot was Reckless

Vanessa Bryant, the wife of late NBA Legend, Kobe Bryant has sued the company that owned the doomed helicopter that killed her husband and daughter alonsgide seven others when it crashed on Sunday Jan. 26th. Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gigi were on their way to a basketball practice when the helicopter they were in crashed, killing everyone on board. In the lawuit obatained by TMZ, it was alleged that Island Express was only allowed to fly under visual flight rules, and the conditions the day of the crash were not conducive for such flying. The lawsuit also says the pilot was going 180 miles per hour in the heavy fog in a steep decline. The lawsuit claims the pilot failed to properly monitor and assess the weather prior to takeoff, failed to obtain proper weath...
No Going back on Social Media Regulation – Lai Mohammed
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No Going back on Social Media Regulation – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has stated that the federal government will be moving on with its plan to regulate social media. Lai Mohammed who disclosed this weeks after he denied the existence of a bill for the regulation of social media in an interview with an international news platform, said they have already contacted two major platforms; Facebook and Google. He told newsmen in Abuja yesterday February 20, that their aim is to ensure that damages are not done to the country through the social media. “We are pushing ahead with our plan to sanitize the social media, working with stakeholders. By March 2, 2020, we will inaugurate a stakeholders committee that will deliberate and recommend the way forward. “We are also planning a major internationa...
Fire Razes INEC Office in Idemili North LGA
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Fire Razes INEC Office in Idemili North LGA

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra was on Sunday gutted by fire. Confirming the incident to journalists, SP Haruna Mohammed, Police Public Relations Officer in the state command, said “the fire allegedly emanated from bush a burning. “However, the extent of damages done is yet to be determined.” Mohammed said that on receiving a report, a police patrol team led by DPO Ogidi Division was dispatched to the scene of the fire and the Fire Service Department immediately contacted. The PPRO also confirmed that no fewer than seven persons sustained varying degrees of injury in another fire incident at a residential building in Onitsha.
Deputy Senate President, Omo-Agege was Never Convicted in US – Nigerian Court rules
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Deputy Senate President, Omo-Agege was Never Convicted in US – Nigerian Court rules

A lawsuit seeking to sack Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege on grounds of being convicted in the United States, has been struck out by a Federal High Court in Abuja. Justice Othman Musa who presided over the case, held that the plantiff wasted the court's time because the Deputy Senate President was never convicted by any court of law nor was he under any criminal sentence. He thereafter ordered the plantiff to pay N1million to Senator Omo-Agege as damages for the lawsuit. Justice Musa added that the conviction which can stop a Nigerian from holding a political office for 10 years is that made by a Nigerian court.
Court Indicts Chidi Odinkalu, Awards ₦250 Million As Damages To Odili
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Court Indicts Chidi Odinkalu, Awards ₦250 Million As Damages To Odili

Former Secretary the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu is to pay the sum of N250 million as damages for defaming Sir Dr. Peter Odili, a former Governor of Rivers state. Presiding Justice Augustina Kingsley-Chuku found Odinkalu of defaming Sir Odili in his book, ‘Too Good To Die’ published in 2018. The Court also awarded the sum of three hundred thousand naira as cost against Professor Odinkalu and one other. DAILY POST reports that Justice Kingsley-Chuku in her Judgement agreed that Professor Odinkalu published a libelous, malicious and defamatory article against the former Rivers State governor. The Court also restrained the defendants from further publication of the book and should retract the publication in two national dailies. Justice A. K...
Fire Guts Market in Sokoto
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Fire Guts Market in Sokoto

A fire outbreak at the old market in Sokoto on Tuesday, destroyed about 20 shops. Mustapha Abubakar, the Head of Operations in Sokoto Fire Service, who confirmed the incident today, said that the inferno started at about 11:00 p.m on Monday and lasted till about 2:00 a.m on Tuesday. Abubakar said that the affected shops included those belonging to people selling cosmetics and cloths, adding that officials were at the scene investigating the cause of incident and the damages. He said that accurate report would be issued on the incident. Abubakar said that fire fighters made efforts to end the inferno throughout the night. He commended members of the traders union and sister agencies for the support and prayed against recurrence. Traders besieged the affected site, counting ...

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