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I learnt kidnapping from watching Zubby Michael’s movies – Suspect
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I learnt kidnapping from watching Zubby Michael’s movies – Suspect

A kidnap suspect has said that he learnt the act of kidnapping from watching movies actor aZubby Michael featured in. Ayobamidele Ayodele made the claim after being arrested in Ogun state for kidnapping six-year-old boy, Ebube Eze. He was apprehended by the Force Intelligence Response Team headed by Tunji Disu, after the minor’s father sent a petition to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba. Vanguard reported that the victim was kidnapped from Remson Group of Schools, located in Ojo Alaba area of Lagos, and was kept hostage for four days until a ransom of N550,000 was paid for his release.   Confessing to the crime, Ayodele said;   “Zubby Michael is my favorite Nollywood actor and he is good at kidnapping roles. “I decided to try out some of the method...
I will drop the remaining voice note. No be we talk say her husband dey impotent or say the belle she just abort na for Kpokpogri – Tonto Dikeh slams Jane Mena again
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I will drop the remaining voice note. No be we talk say her husband dey impotent or say the belle she just abort na for Kpokpogri – Tonto Dikeh slams Jane Mena again

Actress Tonto Dikeh has again slammed dancer Jane Mena over claim of not wanting to sign court papers after the dancer's earlier threat of filing a defamation lawsuit against the mother of one. Tonto Dikeh who had earlier described Jane Mena as an "adulterous twerker" and further referred her to her lawyer's office, has again slammed the dancer in the comment section of a post her friend, Doris Ogala shared. The actress who accused the dancer of lying, also accused her of "running from her own petition to be delivered". Tonto Dikeh threatened to release the remaining voice notes in her possession, adding that she doesn't want to hear "let's pity her husband". The actress further averred that they weren't the ones that said Jane's husband is "impotent". Tonto also alleged that ...
Akuapem Poloo files appeal notice after a judge ruled she had to serve her 90-days jail sentence
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Akuapem Poloo files appeal notice after a judge ruled she had to serve her 90-days jail sentence

Rosemond Alade Brown, aka Akuapem Poloo, is still trying her best to avoid serving her jail term after the last petition filed by her lawyer was dismissed. Recall that the Ghanaian actress was sentenced by a Circuit Court to 90 days in jail for posing naked in front of her 7-year-old son. Her lawyers filed a petition and, last week, it was dismissed by a High Court judge, Justice Ruby Aryeetey, who ruled that the 90 days custodial sentence imposed on her by the Circuit Court was not "excessive" and "harsh". The ruling meant the actress had to go to jail to serve her 90-days jail term. She took to Instagram after the judge's decision was announced to bid her son farewell and to tell her followers that she will be fine. However, it appears Akuapem is ready to f...
‘I don’t need it’- Tyson Fury threatens legal action against BBC if they nominate him for Sports Personality Of The Year award
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‘I don’t need it’- Tyson Fury threatens legal action against BBC if they nominate him for Sports Personality Of The Year award

World heavyweight boxing champion, Tyson Fury has warned the BBC not to include him its nominations for the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year award 2021. The Gypsy king has had a long-standing issue with the BBC over the award, for which he has been nominated on a number of occasions as the boxer is one of the most loved sport stars in Britain. But he has had a long-standing issue with the BBC over the award since a petition was launched to have him removed from the award in 2015 due to homophobic and sexist comments. He was angry in 2018 when he wasn't even nominated despite launching a phenomenal comeback having returned from three years out of the ring due to poor mental and physical health. His impressive return against Wilder in the first of their three fights that Dece...
Crisis hits Kogi PDP over demand for 5 years audit report
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Crisis hits Kogi PDP over demand for 5 years audit report

Kogi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been hit with a crisis over demand for a financial audit report from 2016 till date by some stakeholders in the State. DAILY POST gathered on Thursday that the request followed beliefs in some quarters that there was a high level of financial malfeasance and commercialisation of party activities by ‘cliques’ who have been managing the affairs of the party for the past five years. PDP is an opposition party in Kogi State and some party leaders in the State who have not been in touch with the direction of things in the party have, however, written to the National leadership of the party, seeking the constitution of a high-powered investigative panel to review and forensically audit the Party’s financial dealings, spanning bet...
Lagos Judicial Panel Awards N36.2 Million To Policemen Attacked During #EndSARS
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Lagos Judicial Panel Awards N36.2 Million To Policemen Attacked During #EndSARS

The sum of N36.2million has been awared to police officers attacked during the #EndSARS protest. The Lagos State Judicial Panel on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and Other Matters awarded the money to the officers during its sitting that lasted for one year. According to the panel’s final report, 11 petitions were heard during the sittings, eight of which were deemed worthy of compensations. The cases brought before the panel included claims of attacks on police barracks, area commands, divisional headquarters, police posts and individual police officers. Although the panel considered the hearing of 11 cases, 65 petitions were originally submitted by aggrieved officers.   “Subsequent to the review by the panel, the petitioners which were set aside for hearing,...
Medical Council indicts three medical doctors in death of Lagos Chef, Peju Ugboma
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Medical Council indicts three medical doctors in death of Lagos Chef, Peju Ugboma

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has indicted three Premier Specialists doctors following an inquiry into the death of a popular Lagos Chef, Peju Ugboma. 41-year-old Peju, the founder of the pastry company I Luv Desserts, died on April 25 at Evercare Hospital in Lekki where she was rushed to after she developed complications from surgery performed at the Premier Specialists Medical Centre in Victoria Island The MDCN has now found a prima facie case of professional misconduct against Doctors Akiseku Adeniyi Kazeem, Kelechi Kingsley Renner and Motunrayo Amadu. An investigative panel looked into a petition by Ijoma Ugboma, husband of the deceased, and reached a decision on October 28, 2021. A letter to the widower, signed by MDCN Secretary, Dr E. D. Abudu, was made...
More than 25,000 sign petition to remove Travis Scott from Coachella 2022 lineup after Astroworld deaths
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More than 25,000 sign petition to remove Travis Scott from Coachella 2022 lineup after Astroworld deaths

More than 25,000 people have signed a Change.org petition to have Travis Scott removed from next year’s Coachella festivities after eight people tragically died at his recent Astroworld concert. The rapper, who is scheduled as one of the headliners of the 2022 Coachella festival, has come under fire after fans were killed during a deadly crowd surge at his Astroworld festival last week. Scott, 30, expressed devastation, sent prayers and insisted he wasn’t aware of what was occurring in the crowd of around 50,000 at Houston’s NRG Park on Nov. 5. The crowd-sourcing petition titled, “Remove Travis Scott as a Goldenvoice performer” has been signed by thousands of people asking promoter Goldenvoice and top stakeholders to drop the “Sicko Mode” rapper from performing at the event. ...
Kanye West officially changes his name To “Ye,” with Judge’s approval today
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Kanye West officially changes his name To “Ye,” with Judge’s approval today

Kanye is now known as Ye and not Kanye anymore. A Los Angeles judge today approved a petition by rapper Kanye West to officially change his name to be known simply as “Ye,” with no middle or last name. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Williams Court gave her nod to the request by the singer, who filed his petition on Aug. 24 and stated he was making the change for personal reasons. In June 2018, the rapper, 44, released an eighth studio album titled “Ye.” That same year, the singer said in an interview with radio host Big Boy that he believes “ye” is “the most commonly used word in the Bible, and said in the Bible it means ‘you.'”
You begged me to save your marriage, see you in court – Tonto Dikeh slams Jane Mena
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You begged me to save your marriage, see you in court – Tonto Dikeh slams Jane Mena

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has reacted to a petition filed against her by popular Instagram dancer, Jane Mena. Jane Mena had sued Tonto Dikeh for N500m for defamation of character. DAILY POST had reported that in September 2021, Tonto, in a post shared on her Instagram page, revealed that her ex-boyfriend, Prince Kpokpogri has sex tapes of every woman he has slept with, including Jane Mena Jane Mena, who is married has now filed a petition before the Police against the actress, demanding an apology in four national dailies for defamation of character. The dancer described Tonto Dikeh’s claims as malicious and demanded that she should retract the publication on all her social media pages. But reacting, Tonto Dikeh on her Instagram page alleged that Jane Mena begged her t...
Sextape allegation: Popular dancer Janemena petitions police over Tonto Dikeh’s claim, demands public apology and N500m compensation
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Sextape allegation: Popular dancer Janemena petitions police over Tonto Dikeh’s claim, demands public apology and N500m compensation

Dancer and social media influencer, Usiwo Orezimena Jane popularly known as Janemena, has filed a petition before the Nigerian Police against actress Tonto Dikeh over claims of cyberstalking and criminal defamation of her character. Recall that in September 2021, Tonto in a post shared on her Instagram page, alleged that her ex-boyfriend, Prince Kpokpogri, is in possession of Janemena's old and recent sex tapes. Janemena who did not confirm or deny the allegation when it was made, has filed a petition against the actress. The petition written on her behalf by her solicitors, Rockson Igelige, of Felix, Igelige & Associates, described Tonto's claims as damaging. “These malicious publications and in the context in which it was made, meant and Janemena understood it to mean the fo...
Ebonyi Governor, David Umahi orders arrest of journalist over alleged ‘fake and incisive’ Facebook post
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Ebonyi Governor, David Umahi orders arrest of journalist over alleged ‘fake and incisive’ Facebook post

The Ebonyi State Police Command, acting on the orders of Governor David Umahi, have arrested a journalist, Godfrey Chikwere over his Facebook post. It was gathered that Chikwere, a presenter/anchor at Broadcaster, Salf FM, was arrested by the police during the weekend following a petition by the government accusing him of fake news, hate speech, incisive publication and cyberbullying.” The petition dated October 8 and signed by Ebonyi State Commissioner for Information, Orji Uchenna Orji to the State Police commissioner, says that Chikwere made a "dangerous and disturbing publication intended to cause fear and breach of peace in the state" “I write to inform your esteemed office as follows: That on the 8th day of October, 2021 at about 14:44 hours, one Godfrey Chikwere with ph...
Governor Ganduje’s wife was not Arrested by EFCC – Commissioner for Information says
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Governor Ganduje’s wife was not Arrested by EFCC – Commissioner for Information says

The Kano State Government has denied reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC arrested Hafsat Ganduje, wife of the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. It was widely reported in the media on Tuesday that Mrs. Ganduje was arrested and interrogated by the EFCC operatives over a petition filed against her by her first son, AbdulAzeez. In a statement released by the state Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, the state government described as a 'Fake story” the reports that its first lady was arrested by the antigraft agency. “Most, unfortunately, the fake story is being peddled on social media platforms without confirmation from either the government or the EFCC.”the statement in part read
EFCC allegedly arrests Governor Ganduje’s wife
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EFCC allegedly arrests Governor Ganduje’s wife

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have reportedly arrested Hafsat Ganduje, wife of Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, over a bribery and land fraud case reported by her son, Abdulazeez Ganduje. Premiumtimes reports that Mrs Ganduje had earlier been invited to report to the EFCC’s Abuja headquarters on September 13 but she did not appear and the EFCC then threatened to arrest her. Sources close to her later said she travelled to the UK at the time to attend the graduation ceremony of one of her other sons. A person, who has the knowledge of the arrest but asked not to be identified, said “ told the publication she was arrested this (Monday) evening.” Abdulazeez had dragged his mum, Hafsat Ganduje, to the EFCC, sources familiar with the matter said, suggesti...
Missouri set to execute Ernest Johnson today despite plea from Pope Francis to halt the execution
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Missouri set to execute Ernest Johnson today despite plea from Pope Francis to halt the execution

Ernest Johnson, a Missouri man convicted of killing three convenience store workers during a closing-time robbery nearly 28 years ago is set to be executed despite requests for mercy from the Pope Francis, two federal lawmakers and thousands of petition signers. Johnson, 61, is scheduled to die by injection Tuesday evening, October 5, at the state prison in Bonne Terre, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of St. Louis. It would be the seventh U.S. execution this year. "The state is prepared to deliver justice and carry out the lawful sentence Mr. Johnson received in accordance with the Missouri Supreme Court's order," Parson, a Republican, said in a statement about his decision not to reduce the sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Jeremy Weis, Johnson'...
My ex-lover, Prince Kpokpogri, is threatening to expose my nudes – Tonto Dikeh
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My ex-lover, Prince Kpokpogri, is threatening to expose my nudes – Tonto Dikeh

Nollywood Actress, Tonto Dikeh, has alleged that her ex-lover, Prince Kpokpogri, is threatening to release her nude pictures. The actress, whose relationship with Kpokpogri crashed last month, said this in a petition to the police. DailyTrust reports that Tonto in her petition to the police issued by her legal team accused Kpokpogri of blackmail, extortion, and obtaining by false pretense. “From sometime in June 2021, one Prince Kpokpogri Joseph started to court our client with a proposal to marry her. In the process, he would invite our client to his residence and sometimes, he came over to our client’s residence. Unknown to our client, the said Joseph Kpokpogri (who our client later discovered to be a serial blackmailer) had other motives for courting our client. Our cl...
Uzoamaka Ohiri grilled by Police and allegedly barred from tackling ex-husband, OAP Nedu on social media
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Uzoamaka Ohiri grilled by Police and allegedly barred from tackling ex-husband, OAP Nedu on social media

Uzoamaka Ohiri, ex-wife of media personality Chinedu Ani, a.k.a Nedu has allegedly been barred from tackling her ex-husband on social media by the police. Punch reported that Ohiri was given the directive after being grilled by the police for three days following a petition against her by her ex-husband, Nedu. In a letter of invitation with reference letter CR:3000/LSX/D10/Vol.3/71 which was signed by Fayoade Adegoke, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, the comedian’s ex-wife was asked to see CSP Margaret Ighodalo. Uzoamaka was informed in the letter dated September 7, 2021, that the invitation was merely for fact-finding. The publication reported that upon getting to the SCID on Wednesday September 8, Ohiri’s phot...
Britney Spears’ father Jamie Spears petitions to end her 13-year conservatorship
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Britney Spears’ father Jamie Spears petitions to end her 13-year conservatorship

Britney Spears' father, James "Jamie" Spears, has filed a petition to end his daughter's conservatorship, which he has controlled for the last 13 years. According to court documents, Jamie, 69, stated in his filing on Tuesday September 7, that Britney may no longer need a conservatorship. A move that Britney's team has branded a "massive legal victory" for the singer. Britney "is entitled to have this Court now seriously consider whether this conservatorship is no longer required," the filing states. "Recent events related to this conservatorship have called into question whether circumstances have changed to such an extent that grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist," the filing continues. Jamie's petition goes on to reference what Britney had sai...
Ivory Coast TV host, Yves de M’Bella sentenced to prison for “promoting rape” during live broadcas
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Ivory Coast TV host, Yves de M’Bella sentenced to prison for “promoting rape” during live broadcas

Top Ivory Coast television presenter, Yves de M'Bella, has received a 12-month suspended sentence for promoting rape during a live broadcast. During the controversial live show on Monday, August 30 , M'Bella had invited a man described as an ex-rapist to demonstrate on a mannequin how he had assaulted women. The segment of the programme, broadcast at primetime on a private TV channel, NCI was supposed to be about condemning sexual assault But M'Bella appeared to laugh and joke as he helped Traoré lay the mannequin on the floor. Afterwards the guest was invited to give women advice on how to avoid being raped. An online petition demanding that M'Bella be punished had got nearly 50,000 signatures by Wednesday evening, September 1. Following the widespread criticism of the li...
Nasarawa Lecturer Sues ex-commissioner for allegedly ‘Snatching his Wife’
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Nasarawa Lecturer Sues ex-commissioner for allegedly ‘Snatching his Wife’

A former Nasarawa State Commissioner for Agriculture and Water Resources, Prof. Alanana Otaki has been sued by a Deputy Provost of College of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Lafia, Dr Peter Aboki, for allegedly snatching his wife, Mrs Felicia Aboki from him. Peter through his counsel Shikama Shyeltu, applied for stay of any form of relationship between his wife and Mr Otaki who was one of the commissioners sacked by Governor Abdullahi Sule on Monday August 30, pending the determination of a substantive petition filed by Felicia seeking an end to her 18-year marriage to him. According to Shyeltu, his client got the counter affidavit a few minutes to the commencement of the court sitting, hence the need for adjournment to give them time to study it. He said; “They served u...
EFCC Educates Nigerians on how to properly write a petition to the agency
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EFCC Educates Nigerians on how to properly write a petition to the agency

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC this morning via its Facebook page, educated Nigerians on how to write a proper petition to the commission. According to the post, every petition should be addressed to the chairman of the antigraft agency. The petition must also have the name, telephone number and address of the petitioner as well as the title of the petition.  Furthermore, the petition must have an introduction and then the body of the complain which must have facts, documents and sources of information. The petition must also have a conclusion and then the name of the petitioner as well as the signature of the petitioner.
EFCC arrests two for allegedly diverting N21.5m raised for cancer patient who later died
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EFCC arrests two for allegedly diverting N21.5m raised for cancer patient who later died

The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the duo of Michael Yusuf Michael and Martha Daniel, promoters of MYM123CARE, for allegedly obtaining money by false pretense. A statement released by EFCC said the suspects were arrested following a petition alleging that they solicited funds from the general public through the Foundation on the pretext of providing aid to the needy, but converted the proceeds to personal use. ''Investigation revealed that on 22nd March 2021, Yusuf Michael posted a video of a woman with breast cancer and solicited for donations from public-spirited individuals who responded by donating money into MYM123CARE’s account domiciled in a first-generation bank. The account which was in the red, had by March 26, 2021 reco...
Suspended Police Chief, Abba Kyari Detains Man For 11 Months As Family Petitions Inspector-General Of Police
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Suspended Police Chief, Abba Kyari Detains Man For 11 Months As Family Petitions Inspector-General Of Police

Abba Kyari, the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, while in charge of the Inspector-General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team, arrested and detained a man, Sunday Okoro, from Sapele, Delta State, since September 2020, following some complaints about threat to life, a report by SaharaReporters has shown. It was learnt that the suspect’s wife, Mrs Rose Okoro, had now petitioned the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) and the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, over the “unlawful detention” of her husband for over 11 months. In her petition, the housewife said her husband was arrested in Sapele on September 9, 2020 by embattled ‘super cop’, DCP Abba Kyari and his IRT team from Abuja, following complaints of threats to ...
Britney Spears says she’ll not perform under her father’s conservatorship
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Britney Spears says she’ll not perform under her father’s conservatorship

Britney Spears has vowed not to perform again if she remains under her father's conservatorship as she continues to fight to end her controversial conservatorship with her dad. The American singer, 39, has been under the conservatorship since 2008, when concerns over her mental health prompted her father to petition the court for legal authority over his daughter's life. In a new Instagram post, Spears made the declaration not to perform under her father's conservatorship. The artist noted that she's performed the past 13 years under her conservatorship and was not allowed to add new songs or have the direction of her shows. She wrote: For those of you who choose to criticize my dancing videos ... look I'm not gonna be performing on any stages anytime soon with my dad handli...
Kano Emirate Suspends village head accused of selling land to Fulani migrants
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Kano Emirate Suspends village head accused of selling land to Fulani migrants

The village head of Butu-Butu in Rimingado local government area, Abdullahi Sa’adu has been suspended by Karaye Emirate in Kano State for allegedly selling a piece of land to Fulani migrants. Spokesperson of the emirate, Haruna Gunduwawa in a statement released on Friday July 16, said the Fulani migrants built a mosque on the land without following due process. Gunduwawa said this has caused conflict with the host community. Recounting how the district head of Rimingado, Auwalu Tukur (Magajin Rafin Karaye) had earlier sent a petition to the Emir of Karaye, Ibrahim Abubakar II, alleging wrongdoing by the village head, the emirate's spokesperson said Mr Sa’adu’s was suspended to pave way for a proper investigation by a committee set up to look into the allegations against him. Hab...
Senate Confirms another INEC National Commissioner
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Senate Confirms another INEC National Commissioner

Nomination of Professor Sani Muhammed Adam (North Central) as National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has been confirmed by the senate. Though the confirmation of Prof Adam's appointment had earlier been stepped down on grounds of not being cleared from petitions surrounding his nomination, he was given a nod on Thursday July 14 after report of the Committee on INEC was considered. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Kabiru Gaya (APC, Kaduna) while presenting the report said the investigation by the panel revealed that the petition against the nominee has nothing to do with his integrity.
England vs Italy: UEFA Receives Petitions to Replay Euro 2020 final
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England vs Italy: UEFA Receives Petitions to Replay Euro 2020 final

  Some England fans have started a petition, asking that UEFA order a replay of the Euro 2020 final. They feel the defeat to Italy on penalties was “unfair”, according to the Daily Mail. Italy have been accused of playing “dirty”, after their captain Giorgio Chiellini pulled on Bukayo Saka’s collar, dragging him onto the pitch in the latter stages of the game. While some fans have taken to social media to insist he deserved a red card for the move, he eventually got away with a yellow. The refereeing decisions have been widely disputed since and a number of England fans have taken it upon themselves to start up petitions. One petition, in its description, outlines: “Bukayo Saka was mistreated during the match between England and Italy as he was dragged down by hi...
Euro 2020: UEFA Receives Petition to replay England vs Denmark over controversial penalty
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Euro 2020: UEFA Receives Petition to replay England vs Denmark over controversial penalty

  An angry fan, Cris Pinto, has decided to set up a petition to UEFA with change.org in a bid to get the Euro 2020 semi-final between England and Denmark replayed. The game was settled in the first half of extra time by a controversial penalty incident. Joakim Maehle tried to get the ball and was deemed to have made contact with Raheem Sterling’s leg. Dutch referee Danny Makkelie pointed to the spot and after a VAR review, the decision was upheld. Harry Kane buried his effort at the second time of asking, after Kasper Schmeichel saved his initial kick, making it 2-1. The ‘Rematch England vs Denmark’ petition started by Pinto reads: “We wish to overrule the penalty decision against Denmark. It was a wrong call, there needs to be contact for a penalty and there was...
Kano Assembly suspends chairman of state’s anti-graft agency
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Kano Assembly suspends chairman of state’s anti-graft agency

Chairman of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimin Gado has been suspended by the state house of assembly. Magaji was suspended for rejecting an accountant sent to the commission by the state’s Accountant General. This came after the lawmakers considered a petition from the Office of the Accountant General of the State in the Ministry of Finance, alleging that he refused to accept a Chief Accountant posted to the Commission.
Dr. Dre back on the market after Judge restores single status amid divorce proceedings from ex-wife
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Dr. Dre back on the market after Judge restores single status amid divorce proceedings from ex-wife

Dr. Dre is now ready to mingle after a judge restored his single status amid his ongoing divorce. The Hip Hop mogul has been fighting his ex-wife Nicole Young ever since she filed for divorce in July 2020. According to court documents obtained by Radar, in March, Dre asked the court to restore his single status legally. He said there was no hope for a reconciliation, and he wanted to move on with his life. This week, the judge presiding over Dre’s divorce granted his motion. As a result, the billionaire can tell others he is legally single. The battle with his ex is far from over as they are yet to figure out a settlement over their property and assets In Nicole’s divorce petition, she said they did not have a valid prenuptial agreement. She claimed her then-husband decided...
Tanzanians launch petition to have BET disqualify singer, Diamond Platnumz from this year’s Awards
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Tanzanians launch petition to have BET disqualify singer, Diamond Platnumz from this year’s Awards

A section of Tanzanians on Twitter have launched an online petition to have singer, Diamond Platnumz disqualified from the 2021 BET Awards. The Tanzanian music star was nominated in the best international act category alongside other African heavyweights. The petitioners accused Diamond of ‘actively and publicly supporting deceased Magufuli’s regime', but remaining silent when fellow Tanzanian artists were imprisoned and abducted in 2017-2018 over video clips deemed obscene by the authorities. Over 17,000 people have signed the petition. It read; This is a call to BET Awards hosted and produced by Black Entertainment Television (BET) to disqualify Diamond Platnumz Diamond Platnumz is a world-renowned Tanzania music artist who used his popularity and his talent to whitewa...
There are Indications that More Governors are Coming to APC – Ganduje
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There are Indications that More Governors are Coming to APC – Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has disclosed that more Governors in the country will soon be defecting to the All Progressives Congress. Ganduje disclosed this while receiving members of APC membership registration/revalidation appeals committee, led by Alhaji Faruk Aliyu on a courtesy visit at Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja. The Governor in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Abba Anwar, also claimed that the internal democracy in the party is waxing stronger day by day. He said; “As far as we are concerned nobody was marginalised in the exercise. For your information, there are indications that more governors are coming to our great party, the APC, from other places. Our internal democracy is waxing stronger day by day. “I want use this opp...
I Became Poorer as Imo governor – Senator Okorocha says
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I Became Poorer as Imo governor – Senator Okorocha says

Senator Rochas Okorocha, representing Imo West Senatorial District, has said he became poorer after spending eight years as governor of Imo state. Okorocha said this when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics on Sunday, May 16. According to the former governor, people seem to have forgotten so easily that he was a successful person before becoming governor in 2011. Okorocha also dared anyone to come forth with evidence that he is corrupt and mismanaged Imo State funds while in office. “I challenge anybody to prove that I acquired any property with any government fund. I think people have forgotten that I was Rochas before becoming the governor of Imo State; I think they have forgotten completely. If anything, becoming a governor made me even poorer t...
Nigerians Sign Petition Against Release Of Actor, Baba Ijesha
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Nigerians Sign Petition Against Release Of Actor, Baba Ijesha

About 1,200 Nigerians have signed a petition making rounds on social media to forestall the release of popular Yoruba actor, Olarewaju Omiyinka, after allegedly defiling a minor. For now, the target is for the signees to reach 1,500. The actor, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, was arrested last week, after he was reported by the teenager’s foster mother ― a comedienne, Princess ― that he molested the girl when she was seven years old. When the actor was apprehended last Tuesday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, said there was substantial evidence against the actor as he was caught in the act on Closed Circuit Television. The PPRO further stated that “Based on preliminary findings, the suspect started sexually assaulting the victim since she was ...
Young man arrested for alleged $10,000 fraud
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Young man arrested for alleged $10,000 fraud

The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one Adeshina Lukman for an alleged case of obtaining money by false pretence and stealing to the tune of $10,000. The Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement that Mr. Adeshina was arrested on April 14, in the Ipaja/Ayobo area of Lagos, following a complaint received by the Commission from one Isa Abdulhamid Mohammed. Mohammed, in his petition, alleged that one Bashir Haruna Isa, a Bureau De Change operator, sometime in March 2020, approached him with an offer to sell $10,000, while he (Mohammed) would pay the Naira equivalent of the Dollars to him. He further alleged that when Isa requested a Dollar account where the money would be paid into, he was ...
“The Evil Going on in Nigeria is too Much’ – Comedian AY’s Wife, Mabel Makun
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“The Evil Going on in Nigeria is too Much’ – Comedian AY’s Wife, Mabel Makun

Interior designer, Mabel Makun took to Instagram to accuse the DSS of ignoring a petition from her family regarding "life threatening issues". The mum-of-one,  who is married to comedian Ayo Makun, said for the last 6 months, the DSS has refused to attend to the petition, so despite hating to take private issues to the public, she's going on Instagram to talk about it. She said the action of the DSS left her depressed for months "So for months, I experienced the full meaning of depression," she wrote, adding,  "Till date, there are days that I still hide and cry my eyes out. Only those very close to me can tell exactly what I went through trying to gain my sanity back. " As for the issues she reported to DSS, her subsequent posts appears to point at the issue of bab...
Seven Policemen Arrested over N500k Extortion in Anambra
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Seven Policemen Arrested over N500k Extortion in Anambra

The Anambra state police command has arrested seven policemen over an alleged N500,000 extortion. The victim is said to be an Onitsha based businessman and it was also learnt that the incident occurred in Onitsha. Police spokesman Ikenga Tochukwu confirmed that the arrest followed a petition by a citizen against some men of the Command. “The sum of N500,000 extorted from the victim was also recovered intact and returned to him and the officers charged with misconduct in line with extant disciplinary procedure of the Force." he said Police Commissioner Monday Kuryas who also confirmed that the money has been returned to its owner, pledged to prosecute the culprits after investigations.
Actor Ugezu J Ugezu Disagrees with Tonto Dikeh after the Actress Joined those Campaigning for Akuapem Poloo to be Freed
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Actor Ugezu J Ugezu Disagrees with Tonto Dikeh after the Actress Joined those Campaigning for Akuapem Poloo to be Freed

Tonto Dikeh took to Instagram to lend her voice in calling for Ghanaian actress Akuapem Poloo to be freed after she was sentenced to 3 months in jail. Akuapem was sentenced last week for posing naked in front of her 7-year-old son to wish him a happy birthday. After her sentencing, a number of people began campaigning for her to be freed and they created  a hashtag.  Tens of thousands have signed a petition, calling for her sentence to be reduced. Nigerian actress,  Tonto Dikeh weighed in, asking the Ghanaian authorities to temper justice with mercy because Akuapem's son needs his mother. She acknowledged that Akuapem did wrong but said she should be given a lighter sentence. Well, Nollywood actor, Ugezu J Ugezu didn't agree with Tonto and he said so in the comment. ...
Tonto Dikeh Calls On Nigerians To Sign The Petition To Reduce Akuapem Poloo’s Sentences
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Tonto Dikeh Calls On Nigerians To Sign The Petition To Reduce Akuapem Poloo’s Sentences

Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh has called on Nigerians to help sign the petition to reduce Akuapem Poloo‘s sentence after condemning her actions morally. Tonto Dikeh in a post said she doesn’t support Akuapem Poloo on what she did but then sentencing her to jail and also taking her away from her son is also not right hence called on Nigerians to support by signing the petition. According to Tonto Dikeh, what Akuapem Poloo did by posing nude with her son is morally wrong and is something she herself wouldn’t do but then it didn’t hurt the child in question therefore the sentence is too huge. Adding that they are rather hurting the child by separating him from his mother and not protecting him, therefore, pleaded with Nigerians to support Ghanaians to help plead with the President to...
Amotekun Seizes 250 Cows for Destroying Farmland Crops in Ondo Communities
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Amotekun Seizes 250 Cows for Destroying Farmland Crops in Ondo Communities

Ondo State Security Network Agency popularly known as the Amotekun Corps have seized over 250 cows following a distress call and petitions by farmers in Ipogun, Ilara, Owena Dam axis in Ifedore Local Government Area of the State. State Commander of the State Security Network, Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye who spoke at a signing for the release of the crops on Sunday April 18, said the herders destroyed over 300 hectares of farmland with crops, including cassava, maize, cocoyam, and yam. Adeleye accused the herders of uprooting cassava, cocoyam, and yam tubers to feed their cows. He also disclosed that government would henceforth prosecute owners of seized cows and auction the animals after getting a court order. Adeleye said; “I was amazed when I saw the level of destruction w...
RCCG Apologises To Fashola, Ministry Over Petition On Ife-Ifewara Road
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RCCG Apologises To Fashola, Ministry Over Petition On Ife-Ifewara Road

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Thursday in Abuja tendered an “unreserved apology” to the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing over its allegation of “false claims on the rehabilitation of Ife-Afewara Road in Osun State,” saying it was based on a false premise. The RCCG, in a petition to the Senate, had claimed that it had good reason to believe the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing had paid N151.51 million to Messrs. Cartill Construzioni Nigeria Limited for the rehabilitation of Ife-Ifewara Road, a work which, according to the petitioner, was indeed carried out by the Church. In the petition, dated 24th March, 2021, Secretary to the General Overseer of the RCCG, Pastor Niyi Adebanjo, said the Church, after carrying out the rehabilitation of the road, learnt tha...
Woman Demands Prince Harry is Arrested after Claiming he Promised to Marry her
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Woman Demands Prince Harry is Arrested after Claiming he Promised to Marry her

A lawyer has called for Prince Harry to be arrested after "breaking his promise" to marry her. The lawyer, Palwinder Kaur, filed a petition with the Punjab and Haryana High Court in India claiming that the Duke of Sussex contacted her via social media and, after a long correspondence via email, proposed. The lawyer has also demanded that the authorities in India issue an international arrest warrant so that the police and the United Kingdom could apprehend Harry and he could be forced to carry out his promise of marriage "without further delay". The petition is filed by the woman as the petitioner against "Prince Harry Middleton" among others. In her petition, Ms Kaur states: "Prayer in this petition filed by the petitioner, who is an advocate is appearing in person, is to ...
Ondo government drags former Deputy Governor to police over unreturned vehicles
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Ondo government drags former Deputy Governor to police over unreturned vehicles

The Ondo State Government has filed a petition against its immediate past Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi, for reportedly refusing to return his official vehicles. In the petition to the Nigerian police, Ajayi was accused of unlawfully being in possession of a Land Cruiser SUV, New Toyota Hilux, New Toyota Hilux and Toyota Hilux. Senior Special Assistant to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Special Duties and Strategy, Dr. Doyin Odebowale who signed the petition, said he has been mandated to recover all government properties still in the possession of former political office holders in the state, especially those who served in the immediate past administration. Odebowale also alleged that the former deputy Governor refused to return the vehicle despite all entreaties. The pet...
Kanye West Files Divorce Documents, Seeks Joint Custody of Children in Kim Kardashian Divorce
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Kanye West Files Divorce Documents, Seeks Joint Custody of Children in Kim Kardashian Divorce

Kanye West is seeking joint legal and physical custody of his four children with Kim Kardashian in their ongoing divorce. On Friday, April 9, the rapper's attorneys filed his response in Los Angeles superior court to Kardashian West’s February divorce filing to end their six-and-a-half-year marriage. According to TMZ, Kanye's response to Kardashian’s February divorce filing is “basically a mirror image” of his estranged wife’s petition,  agreeing that the marriage should end over irreconcilable differences and that the two should share custody of their children: North, age 7, Saint, age 5, Chicago, age 3, and Psalm, who turns 2 next month. And like Kardashian West’s filing, West’s asks that the court’s right to award spousal support to either person be terminated. According...
Benue School Principal Suspended for Reportedly Brutalizing Student
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Benue School Principal Suspended for Reportedly Brutalizing Student

Father John Asen, the Principal of Mt St Gabriel’s Secondary School Makurdi has been asked to proceed on administrative leave with immediate effect for reportedly brutalizing a student. The Diocesan Bishop Wilfred Anagbe gave the directive following a preliminary investigation into a petition he received on the physical abuse and torture of the student. Father Asen was directed to hand over to the vice Principal administration who is expected to run the affairs of the school.
Gunmen Attack Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom’s convoy
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Gunmen Attack Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom’s convoy

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen attacked the convoy of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom today March 20. Governor Ortom's convoy was moving at Tyo Mu along Makurdi/Gboko road in Makurdi Local Government Area of the state when it was attacked. Briefing journalists, the governor who described the gunmen as ‘herdsmen’, said about 15 of the attackers trailed him to the river bank where he was on foot. He said he was saved by his security details who worked so hard to protect him and repelled the attack. “My lawyer is going to make a petition against the leadership of MACBAN because they came out to target me and behind the scene they are planning to eliminate me on my own land. If I can’t go to the farm as governor with entire security around me then who else can go to the f...
Billionaire Ikpea’s Wife Approaches court after he evicted her from their Banana Island mansion
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Billionaire Ikpea’s Wife Approaches court after he evicted her from their Banana Island mansion

Nigerian billionaire Chief Ikpea had filed a petition at the Edo State High Court in Benin seeking the dissolution of his 39-year marriage He also filed an ex-parte application prating court to order his wife to vacate the matrimonial home on Banana Island in Lagos. Justice J. I. Acha on February 17, 2021 granted the application but directed the petitioner to provide suitable accommodation for Agnes around Victoria Island. However, the billionaire wife alleged that the husband sent her packing from the house without providing her with any alternative suitable accommodation as ordered by the court. Mrs Ikpea filed application for the case to be transferred to Lagos since both parties reside in the state but was denied However, Mrs Ikpea’s lawyers filed an appe...
EFCC asks CCB to produce Tinubu’s asset declaration form as probe deepens
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EFCC asks CCB to produce Tinubu’s asset declaration form as probe deepens

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission probe of All Progressives Congress Chieftain, Bola Tinubu has taken a different turn as the anti-graft agency has asked for copies of the former Governor of Lagos state asset declaration form from the Code of Conduct Bureau.   The Peoples Gazette had first reported that the investigation into Tinubu began last year after the removal of erstwhile Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.   The letter marked CR/3000/EFCC/LS/Vol4/322, dated November 6, 2020 and addressed to the Code of Conduct Bureau, was signed by the then Lagos zonal head, Abdulrasheed Bawa who is now the Chairman of the EFCC.   It read;    “In view of the above, you are kindly requested to furnish the commission with the outstanding requested information ...

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