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‘I’t’s Embarrassing but I Understand it” – Chris Cuomo breaks his Silence after being Suspended by CNN Indefinitely
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‘I’t’s Embarrassing but I Understand it” – Chris Cuomo breaks his Silence after being Suspended by CNN Indefinitely

Embattled CNN primetime host, Chris Cuomo has broken his silence after he was suspended indefinitely by the media company for providing support to his brother and former New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo amid sexual assault allegations. Chris had admitted on air that he helped his brother as he battled the allegations, made by 12 women. Andrew, 63, resigned as governor of New York in August. According to Chris, he is 'embarrassed' after being suspended by the network. Speaking publicly about his suspension for the first time on his SiriusXM radio show  'Let's Get After It, on Wednesday December 1, Cuomo said that he understands why people believe he violated journalism ethics. 'Quick note about the obvious,' Cuomo told his listeners at the top of the program. 'I've been s...
FG lists Diezani’s buildings, jewellery, bras for sale
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FG lists Diezani’s buildings, jewellery, bras for sale

The Federal Government has begun the process for the valuation of properties belonging to several politically exposed persons, including the embattled former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Punch reports that the former Petroleum minister's property located in Banana IslandForeshore Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos, include 18 flats and six penthouses located at Building 3, Block B, Bella Vista, Plot 1, Zone N, Federal Government Layout. Other notable properties listed include those belonging to the late Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, whose houses in the Wuse 2 and Maitama high-end neighbourhoods of Abuja were seized. They include No. 14 Adzope Crescent, off Kumasi Crescent; 19 Kumasi Crescent, Wuse 2; and 6 Umme Street, Wuse 2. Other reco...
Fraud: Trial of Abba Kyari’s co-defendants to last six days in U.S
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Fraud: Trial of Abba Kyari’s co-defendants to last six days in U.S

The international fraud case allegedly involving embattled police officer,  Abba Kyari will reportedly last 6 days in court. Recall that six persons were indicted for various roles in a $1.1 million fraud case reportedly cordinated by Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi. It was gathered that three of the defendants; Rukayat Fashola (aka Morayo), Bolatito Agbabiaka (aka Bolamide), and Yusuf Anifowoshe (aka AJ and Alvin Johnson) arrested in the United States and subsequently released on bail, have asked that their trial be postponed to May 2022, The other defendants which prosecutors say are outside the U.S. and "at large" are  Mr Kyari, Abdulrahman Juma, and Kelly Chibuzo Vincent. Prosecutors along with the three available defendants filed an application for the...
Actor Baba Ijesha hails veteran actress, Mama Rainbow, in New video
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Actor Baba Ijesha hails veteran actress, Mama Rainbow, in New video

Embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, has shared a video on his Instagram page in which he was pouring encomium on veteran actress, Mama Rainbow. Baba Ijesha is currently standing trial for allegedly defiling the foster daughter of Princess. Speaking in Yoruba, Baba Ijesha hailed Mama Rainbow for her contributions in the movie industry. He captioned the video ''Phillip nìy?n. MAMA RAINBOW ..Maami looking like under 20 at 80s. Sweet 16 mother, Live begins at 40. Mama to gbaskii perfect for all role. Always pleasant. Loving, kind and generous. Mother of all successful children in the industry, iya oloriire, alalubarika. Help me to celebrate this epitome of beauty.'' Recall that Mama Rainbow clashed with comedienne, Princess after she granted an intervie...
Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, denies visiting Suspended Cop, Abba Kyari
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Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, denies visiting Suspended Cop, Abba Kyari

The Bono State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum and his predecessor, Senator Kashim Shettima, have denied reports of visiting suspended police officer, Abba Kyari. A video of Zulum and Shettima with Kyari surfaced online on Wednesday, August 4, with claims that both men paid a solidarity visit to the embattled police officer who has been indicted in the Hushpuppi fraud case. A statement released by the spokesperson of Governor Zulum, Isa Gusau, says the governor and his predecessor do not know the residence of embattled DCP Abba Kyari, let alone visiting him. Gusau said he resorted to issuing the clarification since Abba Kyari who promised to issue the clarification himself did not do so, more than four hours after making the promise to the spokesman. Isa Gusau, said the ...
Commotion in Osun PDP as former chairman accuses successor of blackmail
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Commotion in Osun PDP as former chairman accuses successor of blackmail

Olasoji Adagunodo, the embattled former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun has accused his successor, Sunday Bisi, as having no honour and a willing tool ready for the highest bidder. Adagunodo who took the swipe at Sunday Bisi expressed shock that he could still attempt to blackmail him despite the fact that some of his antics had been exposed. In an interview with journalists on Sunday in Osogbo, the state capital, the embattled former chairman maintained that Sunday Bisi is still the Publicity Secretary of the party having been elected on 25th March, 2018 with a four year mandate which expires in 2022.  
Sunday Igboho writes FG, demands N500m compensation for damage to his house and cars
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Sunday Igboho writes FG, demands N500m compensation for damage to his house and cars

Embattled Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, has estimated the losses incurred during the raid of his Ibadan apartment by DSS agents last Thursday, July 1 at N500 million. Igboho said this in a letter written to the Federal government through his counsel Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN). The activist in his letter sought a public apology for what he called a violation of his fundamental rights during the invasion of his house and the institution of a probe of the action of the security officials that conducted the raid. Alliyu alleged that those arrested in Igboho’s house were allegedly being tortured to incriminate him and state that guns and ammunition were recovered from his house. “Sunday Igboho knew that he would be arrested one day hence retaining our services. He could not be ...
Alleged Defilement: Court Grants Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha, Bail
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Alleged Defilement: Court Grants Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha, Bail

The Lagos State Special Offences Court has granted embattled Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha, bail in the sum of two million naira. Delivering a ruling on his bail application this afternoon, the presiding judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, ordered that the actor be released on bail while the trail continues. The judge ruled that the actor must provide the amount alongside two sureties, one of which must be a legal practitioner and the second a family relation. The judge, however, said that the actor must perfect the bail terms and conditions within the next seven days. She said the trial would begin on July 26 through 27 and 28 respectively. The actor is being tried for allegedly defiling the foster daughter of comedienne, Princess
Baba Ijesha pleads not guilty in alleged defilement case
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Baba Ijesha pleads not guilty in alleged defilement case

Embattled Nollywood actor, Omiyinka Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, has pleaded not guilty to the rape, sexual assault and abuse of a minor charges filed against him by the Directorate of Public Prosecutions at a Special Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Ikeja. Baba Ijesha is currently being arraigned before the Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo-led court. During the court proceedings, counsel to the Lagos state government, Olayinka Adeyemi, informed the court that the state had filed six-count charges against the defendant urging the court to take the plea of the defendant. The prayer was granted and Baba Ijesha pleaded not guilty to all the charges levelled against him. Subsequently, Mrs. Adeyemi asked for a trial date while asking the court to remand the defe...
Alleged defilement: Baba Ijesha arrives Lagos State Special Offences Court for ruling on his bail application
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Alleged defilement: Baba Ijesha arrives Lagos State Special Offences Court for ruling on his bail application

Embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka popularly known as Baba Ijesha, is currently at the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja where his bail application would be heard by the court. The actor was arrested in April this year for allegedly defiling the foster daughter of comedian, Princess. Dressed in a white hooded jacket and a mask, Baba Ijesha arrived in court in a Black Maria. Also in court is comedienne, Adekola Adekanya popularly called Princess. Watch a video of him arriving at the court below
Update: R.Kelly’s Lead Lawyers Request to be Taken off Case Ahead of federal trial
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Update: R.Kelly’s Lead Lawyers Request to be Taken off Case Ahead of federal trial

Two lead attorneys who have been working with R. Kelly have requested to withdraw from the case ahead of the embattled singer’s upcoming federal sex trafficking case in Brooklyn The attorneys, Steven Greenberg and Michael Leonard filed documents to withdraw, which have yet to be approved, on Monday. “Our reasons for withdrawal are significant and it is impossible, in our belief, for us to be able to continue to properly represent Mr. Kelly under the current circumstances,” Greenberg wrote to U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly. The two Chicago-based attorneys also said that they “are willing to (serve) as effective stand-by counsel” if it’s deemed necessary by the court. The request comes amid reports Greenberg and Leonard are having disagreements with the other attorneys that ar...
Arrest Warrant for Marilyn Manson over two Assault Charges Issued in New Hampshire
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Arrest Warrant for Marilyn Manson over two Assault Charges Issued in New Hampshire

Embattled American singer, Marilyn Manson has a warrant out for his arrest on two assault charges that allegedly occurred during his concert in 2019. The singer, 52,  whose real name is Brian Warner, faces two counts of Class A Misdemeanor Simple Assault, New Hampshire's Gilford Police Department announced on Facebook Tuesday May 25. The post states that Manson is facing “two counts of Class A misdemeanor Simple Assault stemming from a 2019 incident at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion.” The department added that Manson, as well as his agent and legal counsel, have been aware of the warrant "for some time" and that Manson made no effort to return to the state to answer the charges. Manson's attorney Howard King called the police department's claim "ludicrous" in a statemen...
Rape: Actor Sir Koro Apologizes after Alleging that Baba Ijesha and Princess Dated
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Rape: Actor Sir Koro Apologizes after Alleging that Baba Ijesha and Princess Dated

Comedian  and actor, Abimbola Olasunbo popularly known as Sir Koro has apologized after saying that Comedienne Princess and embattled Yoruba actor, Olanrewaju James popularly known as Baba Ijesha were dating prior to his arrest for raping a minor who is Princess' foster daughter. The Nation reported that Sir Koro in a video he shared earlier on Instagram, alleged that Comedienne Princess and Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo deliberately set up Baba Ijesha. He said; “I do not support Baba Ijesha, let me clear that air, but I want every man to know that no man is a freeman, when the home is empty, everyone is a thief. “There is a secret behind all of these dramas, especially with Iyabo Ojo’s insistence on pursuing the case to the letter. “Do you know that Au...
CCTV Never Showed Baba Ijesha Defiling the Victim. He May be Released on Friday – Police Source Says
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CCTV Never Showed Baba Ijesha Defiling the Victim. He May be Released on Friday – Police Source Says

There are indications that embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, who was recently arrested over allegations of molesting a minor, may be released from custody on Friday, April 30. A police source who spoke with Punch said the ongoing strike action by members of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria has prevented courts in the state from sitting and this has prevented the police from arraigning the suspect. The police source said Baba Ijesha could not be detained indefinitely without trial. The source added that investigation into the case shows the actor did not defile the victim, adding that when she was questioned, the victim confirmed the same. The senior police officer said “There was no case of defilement, people are just talking out of sentiment...
Doctored Videos Against Me Coming – Pantami
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Doctored Videos Against Me Coming – Pantami

THE embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, on Monday raised the alarm that some unnamed persons were planning to release some doctored videos against him. Pantami, who disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja by his media aide, Uwa Suleiman, said the move was the next stage of the forces against him. There had been calls for the resignation of the minister after his controversial comments on the activities of terrorists emerged on social media. Although the minister had renounced the comments and insisted that he made them out of immaturity in the past, many Nigerians still insisted that he should resign or be sacked. But on Monday, Pantami through his aide said, “We are in receipt of credible intelligence that the same forces, who have ...
People Are Reporting Killings As If It Had Never Happened Before – Garba Shehu
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People Are Reporting Killings As If It Had Never Happened Before – Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assitant to President, Garba Shehu, has lamented that the way killings are being reported under the Muhammadu Buhari-administration is like it had never happened before. Garba Shehu explained that killings had been in existence since forever and President Buhari seems to be a target in the way it is being reported now. Speaking on Channels’ Politics Today, the spokesman, who also answered questions on the ongoing controversy surrounding the embattled Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, said that those who “stand in criticism of the minister are not willing to forgive him.” Garba Shehu, reacting to comparison of Pantami’s case to alleged forgery that consumed former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, said the cases are different and opined that the latter was m...
I Would Have Resigned If I Was In Pantami’s Situation – Wike
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I Would Have Resigned If I Was In Pantami’s Situation – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has faulted the continued stay of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, as a member of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). He believes it is unreasonable for the government to allow anyone in a situation such as that of the embattled minister to remain in office. The governor made the remarks on Wednesday via his Twitter handle while reacting to the comments said to have been made by Pantami in the past in support of extremist groups. Although the minister has renounced the comments, saying he was a changed person, Governor Wike insisted that it was wrong to allow Pantami to continue with his duties as a minister. According to him, the minister ought to have relinquished his duties but the situation has worsen...
A Cold-Blooded Beast Called Isa Pantami By Femi Fani-Kayode
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A Cold-Blooded Beast Called Isa Pantami By Femi Fani-Kayode

A COLD-BLOODED BEAST CALLED ISA PANTAMI I am glad that a young, brilliant and deeply courageous freelance journalist by the name of David Hundeyin thoroughly thrashed, disgraced and removed the pants of a shameless ignoramus, bumbling fool and decrepit slowpoke called Kabir Bako on Channels Televisions' 'Politics Today' last night. The latter had attempted to defend the indefensible by seeking to justify and rationalise the despicable and totally unacceptable submissions and actions of the embattled Minister of Communications, Sheik Isa Pantami. I considered giving Pantami a soft landing a few days ago and opted to forgive him for his offensive, dangerous and repugnant vituperations only because he had publicly expressed his regrets but this is no longer the case because his e...
DSS Informed FG Of Pantami’s Extremist Views Before His Appointment – Amachree
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DSS Informed FG Of Pantami’s Extremist Views Before His Appointment – Amachree

Former Assistant Director with the Department of State Services, Dennis Amachree, has said the secret police informed the Federal Government and the National Assembly of the past radical pro-Taliban views of embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami before his confirmation as minister in 2019. This came as the Federal Executive Council, FEC, said the alleged link of the minister with Al-Qaeda and Taliban some years ago was not discussed at its meeting yesterday. These came on a day the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, at plenary, moved for the immediate resignation or sack of the minister for showing sympathy to the deadly activities of insurgents. Amachree, who spoke while featuring on PUNCH Online interview programme...
Pantami Present As Buhari Presides Over FEC Meeting After UK Trip
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Pantami Present As Buhari Presides Over FEC Meeting After UK Trip

Embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, on Wednesday, attended the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), The PUNCH has learnt. This is despite the overwhelming call for the resignation or sacking of the minister over his past controversial comments on terrorist groups including Taliban and Al-Qaeda. But an unperturbed Pantami virtually attended the FEC meeting with venue at Aso Villa in Abuja. The FEC meeting was the first to be presided over by the President after his 15-day medical trip to London, United Kingdom. The Ministry of Communications & Digital Economy, which tweeted via @FMoCDENigeria, wrote, “The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, @DrIs...
I Have No Problem With EFCC Arresting Me – Okorocha
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I Have No Problem With EFCC Arresting Me – Okorocha

The embattled former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has said that there is nothing wrong for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arresting him to answer some questions arising from numerous petitions against him. This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday night by Okorocha’s Special Adviser (Media), Sam Onwuemeodo. The senator, representing Imo West Senatorial District in the Senate, also accused the Imo State government of fuelling his ordeal via petitions written against him to the anti-graft agency, noting that as a result, legal actions instituted against the commission were pending at various courts. The statement, which was released following the phone calls put to the Senate Committee Chairman on Culture and Tourism’s Media Aide, said: “We...
EFCC Re-Arraigns Embattled Justice Ajumogobia, Withdraws Name Of Godwin Obla
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EFCC Re-Arraigns Embattled Justice Ajumogobia, Withdraws Name Of Godwin Obla

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday re-arraigned embattled Judge of the Federal High Court Lagos, Rita Ajumogobia, on allegations of money laundering. The agency applied before the re-arraignment to withdraw the name of Godwin Obla, a senior advocate of Nigeria, changed alongside Ajumogobia. Ajumogobia becomes the sole defendant in the amended 15-count charge of money laundering and breach of public trust. She pleaded not guilty. EFCC has applied for a trial date to calls its witnesses. The court has ruled Ajumogobia will continue on conditions of an earlier bail granted. A trial will continue on April 21 and 28. EFCC had on April 18, 2019, arraigned Ajumogobia before Justice Aikawa on an 18-count charge, bordering on breach of trust, ...
Prophet Bushiri’s Family Barred from Leaving Malawi after he Fled From South Africa
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Prophet Bushiri’s Family Barred from Leaving Malawi after he Fled From South Africa

Family members of embattled preacher, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri who few months ago fled South Africa where he is facing charges of theft, money laundering, and fraud in connection with an alleged R100 million investment scheme with his wife Mary, have been barred from leaving his home country, Malawi. Bushiri’s family were allegedly stopped from leaving Malawi for Kenya at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA). eNCA reported that Prophet Bushiri’s two daughters, Raphaella and Israella together with his mother-in-law, Magdalena Zgambo, and another family member, Esther Bushiri were turned away at Kamuzu International airport by Malawian authorities on their way to Kenya. While one of Bushiri’s lawyers maintained that one of the preacher's daughters requires urgent medical attention in...
Kwara Lecturer, Opashola Abdullahi Pleads Guilty to Romance Scam
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Kwara Lecturer, Opashola Abdullahi Pleads Guilty to Romance Scam

Opashola Abdullahi, a lecturer of the Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa, has pleaded guilty to a charge of romance scam. The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, February 8, 2021, arraigned him before Justice Adenike Akinpelu of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin. Opashola was among the 32 internet fraud suspects arrested in Offa on September 14, 2020. His offence contravenes Section 95 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 324 of the same Law. The charge reads "That you, Opashola Abdullahi, (alias Devin Snow), sometime in the month of August 2020 in Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did attempt to cheat by personation, by portraying yourself as a female named Devine Snow via your em...
Paternity Scandal: Wife Of Embattled FCMB MD Stands With Her Husband, Not Planning To Divorce Him
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Paternity Scandal: Wife Of Embattled FCMB MD Stands With Her Husband, Not Planning To Divorce Him

The wife of the embattled Managing Director of the First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Mrs Hauwa Adam Nuru has shown her solidarity with her husband, adding that she had never contemplated leaving him. Mr Adam Nuru was made to proceed on leave as FCMB MD to allow for an investigation into an alleged sex scandal involving a former employee of the bank. Mrs Hauwa, in a statement, debunked speculations that she left her husband, calling such reports malicious and deliberate falsehood. “I want to clarify for the avoidance of doubt that I am still very much with my husband. This fake news was published by an online newspaper in a calculated attempt to further demonise my beloved husband and a loving father,” she said. “Let me reiterate that at no time did I contemplate leaving my m...
Embattled Kannywood actress Rahama Sadau charged for blasphemy, to appear in court Monday
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Embattled Kannywood actress Rahama Sadau charged for blasphemy, to appear in court Monday

The embattled Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau, was on Saturday charged for blasphemy and will be appearing in a sharia court in Kaduna on Monday over allegations of blasphemy leveled against her after sharing racy photos on social media. Rahama Sadau is allegedly under police investigation after the open back photos she shared triggered blasphemous comments. It was gathered that the investigation is linked to the blasphemous comment on the Holy Prophet Mohammed the racy photos incited. According to a press release signed by Lawal Muhammad Gusau on behalf of the Concerned and Peace-Loving Muslim Ummah, listed some conditions that must be met before she defends herself. It was also noted that the case against her “is a matter relating to the Hadiths of the Prophet and the Glo...
Kannywood Blacklists Hausa Actress, Rahama Sadau, For Indecent Dressing
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Kannywood Blacklists Hausa Actress, Rahama Sadau, For Indecent Dressing

Kannywood has reiterated its stand that the embattled actress, Rahama Sadau is not part of the industry, thereby disassociating themselves from her act. Following a post by embattled Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau, that was adjudged as indecent by Muslim faithfuls and fans, the Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN) an umbrella body of northern filmmakers popularly called Kannywood have reiterated its stand that the embattled actress is not part of the industry, thereby disassociating themselves from her act. This was made known in a statement issued by MOPPAN National PRO, Al-Amin Ciroma. According to the statement, it said the organization is worried about her recent photos making rounds on social media. He added that the post has received a huge ba...
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Tinubu Has No Certificate, He Is A Master Forger – Aribisala

Popular critic and author, Femi Aribisala has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC of being a party of ‘Certificate Forgers’. Aribisala’s salvo is coming a few days after embattled governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki was disqualified by the party from contesting its guber primaries over discrepancies in his HSC and NYSC certificates. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Aribisala questioned the educational background of the party’s national leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. “Bola Tinubu said he attended St. Paul’s School, Aroloya, Lagos; but the school never existed. He said he attended Government College Ibadan (GCI) from 1965 to 1968. I was in GCI from 1962 to 1968, and Tinubu was not there.” “The Old Boys Association of GCI also debunked Tinubu’s claims. He also claimed in his...
We Have no Record of Obaseki’s Defection – APC
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We Have no Record of Obaseki’s Defection – APC

The All Progressives Congress has said that they have no record of the embattled Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki's defection. Reacting to Obaseki's announcement of leaving the APC on Tuesday afternoon, APC's National Publicity Secretary Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu said; “We cannot comment at this moment on media reports suggesting the Edo governor or anyone else has left our great party. “The party has no record of the reported defection of Governor Godwin Obaseki from the Progressive party”.
Edo 2020: Obaseki In Talks With SDP
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Edo 2020: Obaseki In Talks With SDP

Embattled Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki and aspirant for the race to return to the state government house has been carefully exploring options to secure a legitimate ticket to run for the office of the Edo State governor for the second term in office. The All Progressives Congress (APC) doors were on Saturday slammed against the Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki for what the party considered to be his ineligibility for the same office he has served on the platform of the party since 2016. The latest political bride amongst which the Edo State governor is exploring as he seeks re-election is the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Tribune Online can report that the governor is weighing the options placed before him by the various party on which he seeks nomination as its flag...
Gov.Obaseki Meets With Governor Udom Emmanuel In Uyo
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Gov.Obaseki Meets With Governor Udom Emmanuel In Uyo

The embattled Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, met with Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel at Government House, Uyo, today. Udom became the second Peoples Democratic Party’s governor Obaseki met today. He had earlier met with Governor Wike of Rivers State at the Government House in Port Harcourt. However, the agenda of the meeting with the PDP governors were not revealed to anyone but Obaseki is believed to be on consultation with them after he was disqualified by the All Progressives Congress.
PDP Lists Tough Conditions For Obaseki
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PDP Lists Tough Conditions For Obaseki

Indications emerged on Saturday that the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has given conditions to the embattled Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, to fly the party’s flag in the state’s September 19 governorship election. The offers came following Friday’s disqualification of Obaseki from the June 22 governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress by the party’s screening committee for the election. The governor had, however, vowed not to appeal the decision. The screening committee, headed by Prof Jonathan Ayuba, said the governor was disqualified because of the discrepancies in his names and certificates and for suing the party in contravention of the party’s rules. In the report received by the party’s National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, Ayuba noted ...
Tinubu Rescued Oshiomhole, But Turned His Back On Obaseki
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Tinubu Rescued Oshiomhole, But Turned His Back On Obaseki

The embattled governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki had his moment not too long ago and almost brought down Adam Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives (APC). Mr Obaseki, other APC governors, and some ministers from the South-South had put in all their political might in a plot to remove Mr Oshiomhole before the commencement of the party governorship primaries. And, of course, that appeared to be the safest route for Mr Obaseki to easily pick the APC ticket to run for a second term as Edo governor after a once-promising relationship between him and Mr Oshiomhole became horribly sour. Back home in his Edo State where he had served before as governor, Mr Oshiomhole had been suspended by the local chapters of the APC and thoroughly discredited in the state, obvious...
We Will Admit Obaseki If He Decides To Join Us – PDP
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We Will Admit Obaseki If He Decides To Join Us – PDP

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the party will readily admit the embattled Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, into its fold if the governor decides to join the main opposition party. The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, disclosed this in a telephone chat with our correspondent on the telephone on Friday. Asked if the PDP was ready to admit the governor into its fold, Ologbondiyan said: “Yes, we will accept him, of course.” The party spokesman however, said Governor Obaseki had yet to approach the PDP for membership as of the time he spoke with our correspondent at 6.57 pm. Asked if the PDP would offer its Edo State governorship ticket to Obaseki if he joined the party, Ologbondiyan said the governor won’t get automatic tick...
Senator Abbo’s Aide Nabbed for Alleged Impersonation, Forgery
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Senator Abbo’s Aide Nabbed for Alleged Impersonation, Forgery

Personnel Assistant to the Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial district, Ishaku Elisha Abbo has been arrested by the Police for impersonation and forgery. Senator Abbo’s PA, Zaman Abasiriyu who has been working with the lawmaker since the inauguration of the 9th Assembly was picked up by the Police on the instructions of his principal after a series of letters were written by him fraudulently soliciting for contracts. In a statement issued on Sunday by the Special Assistant on Media to the lawmaker, Mr. Michael Bolgent, Abbo alleged that the embattled aide was involved in underhand deals that have cast aspersion on him as a federal lawmaker. The statement explained that Abbo’s aide, Zaman impersonated as the Senator representing Adamaw...
Singapore Warns Of Worst Economic Contractions Since Independence
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Singapore Warns Of Worst Economic Contractions Since Independence

Singapore’s embattled economy could shrink by as much as seven percent this year, which would be the worst reading since independence, with the government saying Tuesday the coronavirus pandemic had throttled the key export sector, AFP reports. The city-state is seen as a bellwether of the global economy and the historic contraction highlights the extreme pain being wrought on countries by the killer disease. The warning also came hours before Singapore’s deputy prime minister is expected to unveil another stimulus package for the troubled city, which has been crippled by months of lockdowns around the world. The trade ministry’s forecast – which was a downgrade from the 4% contraction predicted in March – came as official data showed the economy shrank 0.7% on-year in the fir...
Funke Akindele Shall Rise Again – Azuh Arinze
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Funke Akindele Shall Rise Again – Azuh Arinze

Veteran journalist and author, Azuh Arinze has written a piece about embattled Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele. This is coming after the “Jenifa’s diary producer” was arrested, arraigned and prosecuted for holding a party in her Amen Estate home, breaking the total lock down rule. In his write up, Azuh noted that Funke grew up in his arms and predicted that she will rise again, as he described her as a fighter. Read the complete piece below… FUNKE AKINDELE: A TIME FOR INTROSPECTION Even without being told , I know that one of the ‘scenes’ that must have been playing non-stop in actress Funke Akindele’s mind is the birthday-party-gone-awry of Sunday, April 5, 2020, at Amen Estate, in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos. And sincerely, my heart goes out to her. Not necessarily because of ...
Osho-Virus Behind APC Crisis – VON DG, Osita Okechukwu Replies Tinubu
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Osho-Virus Behind APC Crisis – VON DG, Osita Okechukwu Replies Tinubu

The Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu has blamed suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole over the crisis rocking the party. Okechukwu who had a face-off with Oshiomhole prior to the 2019 election, served the response after APC Chieftain, Bola Tinubu who declared support for the embattled APC Chairman accused his colleagues with aspirations ahead of the 2023 elections of fueling the crisis. Recalling how APC delegates unanimously and consensually elected the former Edo State Governor as the Chairman of the party two years ago, the VON DG stated that it is quite sad that Adams Oshiomhole is now a bull in a China Shop. Okechukwu said; “As passionate and loyal members of the APC at the grassroots level, the...
“I’m Not Part of those Plotting Oshiomhole’s Removal” – Yahaya Bello
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“I’m Not Part of those Plotting Oshiomhole’s Removal” – Yahaya Bello

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has debunked claims that he is part of those plotting the removal of the embattled National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Governor Bello who spoke through the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo, on Saturday said he will never do anything that will disrupt the peace of the party. “Governor Yahaya Bello will never do anything that will disrupt the peace of APC. “His interest has always been the peace and stability of the party. “He is a true party man whose interest is the continued political relevance even beyond 2023,” he said. Report had claimed that some governors and some ministers are behind Oshiomhole’s ordeal because they intend to hijack the party for p...
Actor Johnny Depp Ordered to Provide all Audio Recordings of Ex-wife Amber Heard and his Medical Records Before Libel Trial
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Actor Johnny Depp Ordered to Provide all Audio Recordings of Ex-wife Amber Heard and his Medical Records Before Libel Trial

Johnny Depp has been ordered by a judge to hand over all audio recordings he has of his former wife Amber Heard and also provide information about his medical records ahead of his High Court libel trial. During a brief judgement hearing held at the Royal Court of Justice in London on Friday morning, Justice Nicol gave the orders, asking the embattled actor to give up audio tapes of Heard which he has after allegedly recording the two of them discussing their problems. He also ordered Johnny to provide details of his medical history. Mr. Justice Nicol said: 'By not later than 4 pm on March 10, 2020, the claimant [Depp] is to serve a witness statement setting out the steps that have been undertaken by the claimant and those acting on his behalf to obtain medical records and other d...
I Think Agba Jalingo Should Be Released – Gov Ben Ayade
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I Think Agba Jalingo Should Be Released – Gov Ben Ayade

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has said he thinks the embattled journalist (Agba Jalingo) should be released from the prison. Speaking after a long silence on the matter, Governor Ayade said the journalist who is standing trial for treason and for allegedly criticising his government, acted out of youthful exuberance. “I am of the opinion that Agba should be released because I think he was just youthfully excited. “If you ask Agba Jalingo today, I am the one working with his lawyers for his freedom, I am the one sustaining him and sending upkeeps,” Ayade claimed. The governor also denied being the one who ordered the journalist’s arrest, stating that the case is between Agba Jalingo and the Federal Government. “In court, it is Federal Government versus Agba Jalingo, n...
Zlatan Shows Support To Embattled Peruzzi Amid Drama
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Zlatan Shows Support To Embattled Peruzzi Amid Drama

Words of encouragement from friends to each other when one of them is down can be golden. Tobechukwu Victor Okoh also known as Peruzzi has such a good friend in the person of Zlatan. Taking to his official twitter handle on Saturday, 18th January, Peruzzi wrote that he can not be brought down no matter how haters try. Reacting swiftly to his statement, Zlatan reechoed by saying nothing can shake him. Peruzzi wrote : The harder you try, the higher I go! #GAZA Reacting to his tweet, Zlatan wrote : Nothing fit shake you
Entertainment

Embattled American rapper Lizzo, speaks cyber bullying and her plus-size body

American female rapper and songwriter, Lizzo not so long ago got trolled by petite Kenyan socialite, Huddah Monroe for her chubby body. The plus-size model bagged home ¨Entertainer of the year¨ title from Entertainment weekly magazine. That was not it after she was crowned ¨Entertainer of the Year¨ by Time magazine as well. Two in a row got pretty overwhelming on her. Her body size has however been the talk of the town for a long time now and she is just not the only one who has been cyberbullied for that, many have but she is now the headline. During an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly magazine, Lizzo confessed: 'Self-love isn´t being delusional… every day I have to remind myself to look in the physical mirror, the emotional mirror, the spiritual mirror. But ...
Politics

‘Sowore Injected With A Substance, He Must Not Die After Humiliation’- Family Members

The family of embattled Omoyele Sowore has expressed deep concern over state of health of their son. According to a statement jointly signed by Deacon S.M Omoyeni, Olusegun Sowore and Robert Sowore, the Publisher of Sahara Reporters was allegedly ‘ injected’ with an unknown substance and beaten by one of the prosecuting counsel. This development, they said happened in the presence of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) inside the Federal High Courtroom, where he had been summoned for hearing of a suit. Sowore’s family said” We are seriously worried when this assault happened openly inside the courtroom, a court which is the last hope of the masses. “Who knows what they might have done to him now that has been in their custody for months. Everybody can see now tha...
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South East Governors Show Support For Embattled Air Peace Boss, Allen Onyema

The South East Governors Forum has come out in support of the Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, over his indictment by the United States Department of Justice for allegedly laundering $20 million. A statement signed by Governors Ifeanyi Uguwanyi (Enugu), Willie Obiano (Anambra), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Emeka Ihedioha (Imo) and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), said even though the forum cannot claim to have the full knowledge of the matter, there are some insinuations it will not accept. The forum said the insinuation that some government officials are against Onyema and would want to pull him down is a ploy to instigate hatred against him as he is ‘at peace’ with the Federal Government and has on various occasions, commended President Muhammadu Buhari, for assisting him get up to five inte...
Bolton Speaks On Being Sacked As Trump’s National Security Adviser
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Bolton Speaks On Being Sacked As Trump’s National Security Adviser

Embattled U.S. National Security Adviser, John Bolton, has denied being sacked by his boss, President Donald Trump. We reported that President Trump had, on Tuesday, announced that he had fired Mr Bolton as his National Adviser. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” he wrote. “I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions”, President Trump added, saying that a new National Security Adviser would be appointed next week. But reacting, Mr Bolton said he was not sacked as National Security Adviser but rather offered his resignation. “I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, "Let's talk about it tomorrow"”, Bolton wrote in a tweet. Mr Bolton had been accused of running the National Security Council, w...
Supreme Court Fixes Date to resume Extradition Suit against Kashamu
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Supreme Court Fixes Date to resume Extradition Suit against Kashamu

The Supreme Court, Friday fixed June 10, to resume hearing in an appeal filed by Senator Buruji Kashamu to stop the federal government from extraditing him over alleged drug trafficking. It would be recalled that the lawmaker was billed to be extradited to the United States of America (USA) following two appeal judgements in favour of the Federal government. Respondents in the suit by Kashamu are the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The fresh hearing date has been communicated through issuance of hearing notices to the three parties involved in the legal tussle. The Apex Court is to determine the validity of the two judgments delivered in favour of the Attorney General of the...
After 20-days in jail, Naira Marley has been granted bail in the sum of 2 Million Naira
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After 20-days in jail, Naira Marley has been granted bail in the sum of 2 Million Naira

Embattled Nigerian rapper, Naira Marley has been granted bail in the sum of 2 Million Naira with sureties with landed property in Lagos. Naira Marley was arrested on his birthday, 10th of May in Lagos and has remained in EFCC custody since then. He was charged to court on 11-counts of fraud and internet scam.   View this post on Instagram   #Nairamarley finally gets #bail from #EFCC A post shared by Mci (@mycelebrityandi) on May 30, 2019 at 6:38am PDT
Why Traditional Rulers Are Victimized By State Governors – Shehu Sani
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Why Traditional Rulers Are Victimized By State Governors – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the Senate, has revealed why traditional rulers are often been victimized by their state governors. Mr Sani, an outgoing lawmaker, said the absence of clearly defined roles of the monarchs in the Nigerian Constitution made them preys in the hands of their state governors. He stated this while reacting to the current travails of Lamido Sanusi, the embattled emir of Kano, who watched helplessly while his domain was balkanized in a bid to whittle down his influence in the state. Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano State governor signed a bill aimed at balkanizing the emirate on Wednesday. He is also said to be probing the financial earnings of the monarch, a move political analysts suggested will finally see Sanusi being booted out of offic...

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