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Court dismisses Sen. Ndume’s plea, seeking order to discharge him as Maina’s surety
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Court dismisses Sen. Ndume’s plea, seeking order to discharge him as Maina’s surety

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, dismissed the application filed by Sen. Ali Ndume, seeking an order to discharge him as Abdulrasheed Maina’s surety after he jumped bail. Justice Okon Abang, in a ruling, held that the application filed by Ndume amounted to an abuse of court process, having filed an appeal before the Court of Appeal, Abuja, on the same matter. Maina, chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), had, around September 2020, jumped bail after he was released from Kuje Correctional Service Centre on July 27, nine months after he was arraigned. The ex-pension boss was, however, rearrested in the Niger Republic, where he was alleged to have fled to by security forces and produced in court on Dec. 4, 2020. His release on bail was made possible following ...
Ishaku pledges to pay employees of defunct beverages company their entitlements
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Ishaku pledges to pay employees of defunct beverages company their entitlements

Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba State has agreed that former employees of the defunct Nigerian Beverages production company limited will all be paid their entitlements. The gesture, he said, will reach out to those who have been identified by the committee earlier put in place to screen former workers of the defunct company which is located in Kakara community of Sardauna council of the state. The governor, who stated this on Friday while receiving the report of the ex-gratia payment of backlog of salaries owed the ex-staff of the Highland Tea, said the company has assisted the state in reducing the high rate of youth unemployment in the state. Demonstrating his resolve to settle the entitlements of the former workers of the beverages company, the sum of N30 million, he s...
Court freezes jailed ex-Bank PHB boss, Francis Atuche’s N19.1 billion
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Court freezes jailed ex-Bank PHB boss, Francis Atuche’s N19.1 billion

Justice Lateefat Okunnu of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, has ordered the freezing of the assets and funds to the tune of N19, 178, 253,050 belonging to a convicted former Managing Director of the defunct Bank PHB Plc, Francis Atuche. A statement released by Wilson Uwujaren, spokesperson of the antigraft agency, said the Judge gave the order on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, following an ex parte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on August 17, 2021. The funds, investigation showed, were domiciled in 24 different banks in Nigeria, including Citi Bank Limited; Ecobank Nigeria Limited; First Bank of Nigeria Plc; First City Monument Bank (FCMB); Globus Bank Limited; Fidelity Bank Plc; Keystone Bank Limited; Lotus Bank Limited and Mainstre...
Peter Okoye celebrates wife, Lola Omotayo on her birthday
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Peter Okoye celebrates wife, Lola Omotayo on her birthday

Peter Okoye a.k.a Mr P of the defunct Psquare music group, has taken to Instagram to celebrate his wife, Lola Omotayo on her birthday today September 2. The singer in his birthday message, stated that he wants to remind his wife of how wonderful she is not only to him, but to everyone around her. Peter wrote; To my dear Wife, HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I want to take this opportunity to remind you how wonderful you are, not only to me but to all the people whose lives you touched everyday.
2023 Presidency: There’s no succession agreement between Buhari and Tinubu – VON DG, Osita Okechukwu
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2023 Presidency: There’s no succession agreement between Buhari and Tinubu – VON DG, Osita Okechukwu

Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu has countered claims that president Muhammadu Buhari and national chieftain of the All Progressives congress, Ahmed Bola Tinubu have a succession agreement. Addressing newsmen on Thursday July 22 in Abuja, Okechukwu said pioneer national chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Senator Rufai Hanga's claim of an “implied agreement” that President Buhari would hand over power to Tinubu in 2023 is false as the President rarely goes into an agreement with people. He said; “As a member of the defunct CPC, I never heard of such an agreement and most importantly, Mr President will not want to or better put rarely enters into any formal or informal agreement with anybody. But he appreciates good deeds. ...
There was an Agreement that Buhari will hand over to Tinubu – Former CPC Chairman, Senator Rufai Hanga reveals
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There was an Agreement that Buhari will hand over to Tinubu – Former CPC Chairman, Senator Rufai Hanga reveals

Senator Rufai Hanga, founder and pioneer national chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) which President Muhammadu Buhari once contested for a presidential election on, has revealed that there was an agreement that power will be handed over to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu in 2023. Hanga who chaired one of the parties which collapsed to form the APC in 2014, disclosed that Tinubu remained in the APC after Buhari’s first term because of this agreement. He told Daily Trust;   “This is an open secret. There was an implied agreement. Even in law, there is implied and expressed act. If something is expressed, there are no two ways about it. There was an implied agre...
PSquare: They thought I Wouldn’t Survive Alone but now I’m Richer – Peter Okoye writes
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PSquare: They thought I Wouldn’t Survive Alone but now I’m Richer – Peter Okoye writes

Peter Okoye of the defunct PSquare fame took to his Facebook page to send a message to haters who come online to just attack and mock him. Peter fell out with his twin brother, Paul, and older brother, Jude, in 2017. Peter in a post shared on Facebook, said that haters were thinking he wasn't going to survive alone after the breakup of the music duo. According to him, they can't stand the fact that he is now richer and doing well for himself. ''Team P! What were they thinking? That I wasn’t going to survive Alone? They jus can’t stand the fact that I am Richer now and doing well for myself. Pained! And this post is for them and them alone! Just Watch them referring this post to my family as usual! Odes! Watch them start preaching! Like I said! Haters pls comment a...
Alleged N25.7bn fraud: Court convicts former Bank PHB Boss, Francis Atuche and one other
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Alleged N25.7bn fraud: Court convicts former Bank PHB Boss, Francis Atuche and one other

Justice Lateef Okunnu of a Lagos High Court sitting in the Ikeja area has convicted Francis Atuche, a former Managing Director of the defunct Bank PHB on charges of stealing the sum of N25.7bn belonging to the bank while he served as helmsman of the bank. Channels TV reports that in a judgment that lasted over 10 hours on Wednesday June 16, Justice Okunnu convicted Atuche alongside a former Chief Financial Officer of the bank, Ugo Anyanwu on 21 of the 27-count amended charge of conspiracy to commit a felony and stealing brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The presiding judge found the two guilty on grounds that the EFCC had successfully proved its case against the convicts beyond a reasonable doubt. The judge rejected the claims of the defen...
There is nothing like grazing routes or grazing reserve law – Senate Spokesperson replies President Buhari
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There is nothing like grazing routes or grazing reserve law – Senate Spokesperson replies President Buhari

Spokesperson of the Nigerian senate, Ajibola Bashiru has said that there are no grazing routes or grazing reserve law in the laws of the federation of Nigeria. Bashiru who was responding to President Buhari's directive for reactivation of grazing routes to curb farmers and herdsmen clash in an interview with The PUNCH, said the gazette the Nigerian leader was referring to was a product of a decree promulgated in northern Nigeria in the 1960s. The Senate Spokesperson also said Nigerians should be concerned over whether the Nigerian president is actually getting the correct legal advice from his attorney-general and the legal team. He said; “Nigerians should be concerned over whether the Nigerian president is actually getting the correct legal advice from his attorney-general...
Peter Okoye narrates how he met his wife Lola Omotayo
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Peter Okoye narrates how he met his wife Lola Omotayo

Peter Okoye a.k.a Mr P of the defunct Psquare music group has narrated how he met his wife Lola Omotayo. In an interview with UK-based Nigerian media personality Adesope Olajide, Peter revealed that his wife initiated Psquare's first performance in Lagos. According to him, their former manager gave her their CD and she fell in love with their songs. He also disclosed that Lola then ensured that they always performed at every function the agency she was working with organizes. However after their relationship with their former manager went sour, Peter said they had to find a way to establish a new relationship with Lola who was working at Anthony in Lagos at that time. He concluded by saying that 'PSquare' should be grateful to Lola who he eventually married. Watch the video...
Governor Ugwuanyi Visits Defunct SARS Office To Confirm Closure
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Governor Ugwuanyi Visits Defunct SARS Office To Confirm Closure

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Monday, visited the defunct office of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force in Enugu to confirm that the facility has been closed in compliance with the Federal Government’s directives based on the demands of the protesting youth against SARS brutality in the country. Gov. Ugwuanyi who was accompanied by the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Miletus Eze and his Information counterpart, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, was received by the State Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmad Abdurrahman, who took him round the facilities including the empty cells. Speaking, the Commissioner of Police confirmed to the governor, who he described as “the most-friendly and security-disposed governor” that the SA...
Defunct Mo’Hits Artistes Reunite At D’banj’s 40th Birthday Party
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Defunct Mo’Hits Artistes Reunite At D’banj’s 40th Birthday Party

Multiple Award-winning Nigerian Singer, D’banj clocked 40 yesterday and friends and well-wishers celebrated with him in a unique way. The co-founder of defunct music label, Mo’ Hits, organized an online birthday concert in honour of his big day. D’Banj took his fans down memory lane by performing Top 40 of his songs with majority dating back to the good old Mo’ Hits days. Fans were also thrilled to see some former members of Mo’hits at the virtual party; Don Jazzy, Wande Coal among others. Several Disc Jockeys, singers, label executives, show promoters graced the virtual concert. Watch video below
“Forget the Glamour, I Don Suffer” – Paul Okoye Says as he Shows Off his Expensive Living Room
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“Forget the Glamour, I Don Suffer” – Paul Okoye Says as he Shows Off his Expensive Living Room

Singer Paul Okoye aka Rudeboy has gone a bit back the memory lane, as he showed off his expensive living room. The singer who was a member of the defunct Psquare group stated that he got to where he is simply because he put in lots of attention to what he knows how to do best which is singing. Sharing a snap of his house, Paul Okoye thanked God for the awesome life he now lives after a period of suffering. He wrote; “F*ck it !!! I don suffer ? forget the lifestyle and glamour, when I think back with all the struggles and hustle, how I got to this stage, without going for holidays and trips till date, just strictly doing what I know how to do best ……. I just thank God for life”.
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Court Strikes out Charges Against Ekweremadu over Assets Declaration after Lawyer Disappeared with Case File

Charges of non-declaration of assets against former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has been struck out by a Federal High Court in Abuja. The charges instituted by the defunct Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property was struck out by Justice Binta Nyako after the prosecuting counsel Pius Akutah, told her that the former lawyer handling the case for the panel disappeared with the case file. Recall that the office of the Attorney General of the Federation took over the case and other suits being handled by the SPIP, after a presidential directive which dissolved the panel in 2019.
Peter Okoye Unveils ‘Zip Republic’ Clothing Line
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Peter Okoye Unveils ‘Zip Republic’ Clothing Line

Peter Okoye of the defunct Psquare music Group has ventured into fashion. He made this known on Tuesday as he unveiled the name of the clothing line, which he called 'Zip Republic.' To make the public get a better view, Peter Okoye rocked a shirt and a trouser which was obviously from the new clothing line. A look at the Instagram handle of Zip Republic showed it is new and would be totally unveiled in 2020, according to Peter.
Blackface warns 2face, Faze and Ruggedman against performing Plantashun Boiz songs, serves copyright notice
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Blackface warns 2face, Faze and Ruggedman against performing Plantashun Boiz songs, serves copyright notice

Blackface has served Ruggedman a notice of an impending copyright violation alongside 2Face and Faze, ahead of his scheduled concert. The veteran singer said that the copyright notice became necessary after other members of the defunct Plantashun Boiz band 'perform their songs together without rehearsal'. According to Blackface, the act he overlooked before now has continued 'damaging the image of the band'. He warned that he will seek redress in court should 2Face and Faze perform any Plantashun Boiz' song at Ruggedman's concert. He wrote; Over the years this act of going to perform materials of #PlantashunBoiz at events without rehearsals and proper preparations has prompted me and my legal team to sound this as an advice to @ruggedybaba @2baba_official1 & @fazealone not t...
Nigerian singer Blackface releases new single War, says it is a Diss Song directed at 2Baba
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Nigerian singer Blackface releases new single War, says it is a Diss Song directed at 2Baba

The ongoing battle between two ex-members of the defunct musical group, Plantashun Boiz, does not seem to be ending anytime. It would be recalled that Blackface and 2baba have not exactly enjoyed the best of times together over the past few years. We had previously gathered the report of how Blackface had taken to social media to declare the start of an official war on his former music mate. In a recent development, the aggrieved musician has now taken to social media to announce the release of a new diss track titled War, which has been particularly directed at 2baba. He dropped an artwork for the new single on his page.   View this post on Instagram   #videoloading #war #BFNfans ? A post shared ...
Look Forward to Greater Prosperity On my Return
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Look Forward to Greater Prosperity On my Return

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday told Nigerians to look forward to greater prosperity and impactful leadership upon his reelection and return to power in the forthcoming elections. The president gave the assurance in Abuja at an event tagged, “Testimonies of Change, ” designed to showcase the achievements of the administration, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The event organised by the Ministry of Information and Culture witnessed personal testimonies by beneficiaries of government programmes. The president, who was represented by the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma, said the people would achieve a Nigeria of their dreams under the Buhari administration. He said from the personal accounts of testifiers at the event, it was obvious that the admi...
Buhari Mourns Fasehun
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Buhari Mourns Fasehun

                                                   Muhammadu-Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Yoruba nation over the passing of the founder of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr Frederick Fasehun. The president, in a condolence message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, also condoled with the family of the medical practitioner and the government and people of Ondo State. President Buhari recalled the prominent role Fasehun played as a member of the defunct National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) which campaigned against military rule in the country. The President prayed that Almighty God comforts all those who mourn the octogenarian and grant peace to his soul.
You Do Not Have The Moral Right To Challenge Buhari To Debate On Good Governance, APC Tells PDP
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You Do Not Have The Moral Right To Challenge Buhari To Debate On Good Governance, APC Tells PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that the Peoples’ Democratic Party lacks the moral right to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari to a debate on good governance. In a statement issued by the party through it National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yekini Nabena, APC described the call for a debate as ridiculous and laughable. Buhari had earlier been challenged to a public debate on good governance by the main opposition PDP ahead of the 2019 general election. The APC said: “A party whose administration placed the economy on life-support through its voodoo economics and fiscal recklessness, the PDP cannot be in a position to debate on good governance. “We view this request by the PDP as another laughable example of its selective amnesia on the 16 years of locust it wr...
Faze Reveals The Reason He ‘Disappeared From The Music Scene’
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Faze Reveals The Reason He ‘Disappeared From The Music Scene’

One of the members of the defunct Plantashun Boiz, Chibuzor Oji popularly known as Faze, is back on the beat. This is coming after taking a long break many would rather describe as ‘exile’. Faze blew up the music industry with hit songs like Cold Sweat, Kolomental, Faze Alone, Originality, Kpo Kpo Di Kpo, Need Somebody, Perfect Woman, Tattoo Girls, to mention but a few. In this interview, the entertainer spoke about his past, present and plans for the immediate future. How has life been since you went solo after the break up of Plantashun Boiz? I must say that life has been wonderful. You get to see a lot of ups and downs, which has made me learn a lot more. You disappeared from the stage for so long and now just gaining your entry back. What do you have to say to that? M...
I Spent My First 4 Night In Lagos Under Ijora Bridge- Jude Okeye Reveals
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I Spent My First 4 Night In Lagos Under Ijora Bridge- Jude Okeye Reveals

Music executive, Jude Okoye, this morning motivated his followers on IG by sharing a story of how he came into Lagos in 1995 and spent four nights under the bridge in Ijora all in pursuit of a music career. Jude led his twin brothers, Peter and Paul of the now defunct PSquare, to fame and managed them for a long time before the duo fell apart last year. Jude posted the photo above on IG and wrote ''DID YOU KNOW....? My first 4 nights in Lagos in 1995 was spent under ijora bridge stranded cos of music hustle. Had to do conductor work route ijora - jibowu everyday to survive. #mondaymotivation''.
I Was Never Jealous Of Dbanj – Dr Sid
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I Was Never Jealous Of Dbanj – Dr Sid

Singer, Sidney Onoriode Esiri, aka Dr. Sid, has dismissed claims he used to be jealous of D’banj when they were together in the defunct Mo’hits group.He told Sunday Scoop “I don’t know where that tale came from. I had no reason to be jealous of D’banj. We were one big family and we did things together. If I had any issue to resolve with him, I would have gone to him to sort things out. It wasn’t my wish for Mo’hits to split but there are some things that we don’t have any control over. Life goes on and I’m happy that we’re all doing well,” he said to Sunday Scoop. Speaking on how marriage has impacted on him, he said,  “Marriage is a beautiful thing. It is the simplest and hardest thing I have ever done. It has made my life better in a lot of ways. Unlike when one was a bachelor, n...
“D’banj’s Parents Gave Us Money To Shoot Our First Video” – Don Jazzy
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“D’banj’s Parents Gave Us Money To Shoot Our First Video” – Don Jazzy

Seasoned music producer and Mavin record boss, Don Jazzy, has revealed that when he started his musical career it was not all about making money. He made the revelation during a chat with Big Brother Naija housemates when he paid a surprise courtesy visit to the Big Brother house yesterday. Responding to questions from housemates, The singer said that he was never money conscious because all he wanted to do was make music. He stressed that he was never bothered even when he wasn’t paid after doing gigs and shows. “My journey has been crazy. Since I started my musical career, I’ve not been in any situation that I felt like I wasn’t successful; even as I was in the church playing for my church elders, I felt I was Michael Jackson doing my thing. I was comfortable doing it, I did not even kn...

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