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Bobrisky Appeal Against Sentence

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Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, a controversial cross-dresser, has filed a notice of appeal on Monday to challenge the maximum six-month sentence given to him by a Federal High Court in Lagos.  Bobrisky, who was convicted of currency mutilation and abuse of the naira, currency mutilation and abuse of the naira,  is urging the appellate court to set aside the sentence and release him.

Naira Abuse: EFCC Please Forgive Me- Portable

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Portable, a street hop musician by name, Habeeb Okikiola, has seek the forgiveness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over spraying of naira on his fans in the past.

Junior Pope: Police Recovers Three More Bodies

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The Anambra State Police Command revealed on Friday, that it recovered the three remaining bodies of the victims of a boat mishap that claimed the life of popular Nollywood actor John Paul Odonwodo, better known as Junior Pope, on Wednesday along the coastine of River Niger. The latest information was made public in a press statement by the state police spokesman, SP Tochukwu Ikenga. According to Ikenga the Marine Police of the Anambra State Command recovered the two bodies on Thursday, April 11, 2024, while the last one was washed in by the tide this morning. "All the bodies have been deposited in the hospital mortuary in Asaba while the President of the Guild of Actors and Actresses has been notified of the recovery." Ikenga said.

‘I’ Am Not A Gay’ Charly Boy Clarifies Speculation Amidst His Gender Rumour

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Maverick singer, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, has finally clarifies the controversy surrounding his sexuality to rest. He said although he could be gay but he is not, and people should get that. The controversial ‘our mumu don do’ convener made the clarification in a recent interview with reality star, Uriel Oputa.  The ‘Area Fada’ noted that though he has a feminine side of him that he sometimes called Linda. 

Nathaniel Bassey Petitioned Police Boss Over Paternity Allegations, Defamation

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Gospel singer Nathaniel Bassey has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, over recent allegations on fathering the son of his colleague, Mercy Chinwo. The singer, in a petition filed by his lawyers, Peter Abraham, Uche Matthew, Gbenga Agunloye, and Anthony Abia, asked the IGP to investigate and prosecute four social media users Okoronkwo Ejike, Kingsley Ibeh, Terrence Ekot, and DJ Spoiltkid over criminal defamation and cyberstalking. The four suspects alleged that Bassey was the biological father of Mercy’s six-month-old son. They made the allegations on their social media accounts when Mercy and her husband, Blessed Uzochikwa, unveiled their son’s identity on social media on 29 March 2024. Mr Ejike’s post read, “This Mercy Chinwo’s child she was hiding after giving birth, but the truth is that this baby looks exactly like singer Nathaniel Bassey. Nothing anybody wants to reason with me oh. This child is Nathaniel Bassey’s Baby. Maybe a secret away match occurred; otherwise, how can we make empirical sense of this.”

Bobrisky Arrested

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Popular social crossdresser, Idris Okuneye, Bobrisky has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over currency mutilation and abuse of the naira.

Osun Governor Adeleke, Fans Mourn Popular Nollywood Actor Sisi Quadri

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Osun State governor, Ademola Adeleke, while mourning late Nollywood actor, Tolani Quadri Oyebamiji, aka Sisi Quadri expressed shock and devastation at the sudden passing of the star. The governor in his condolence message noted that Sisi was a fantastic actor loved by so many. “Sisi Quadri was a delight to watch on the screen, radiating homes with laughter through his style of acting,” the governor said. Other celebrities and fans have also mourned late Sisi Quadri. Many trooped to social media to offer their condolences. An actor, Tunde Yusuf who posted Sisi Quadri’s picture said, “Everything in the world is according to the will of Allah, from Allah we have come and unto Him, we shall return. May God bless, rest your soul, bro.”

…African Grammy Awards Is Coming

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The Nigerian government has disclosed an ongoing negotiation with the organizers of American Grammy Awards to establish an African version of the Grammy Awards.

P. Diddy Denies Sexual Allegation By Former Male Employee

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American rapper Sean Love Combs, better known as Puff Daddy or P. Diddy was sued Monday by a music producer Rodney Jones who accused Diddy of sexually assaulting him and forcing Jones to have sex with prostitutes. Jones in the lawsuit filed in a federal court in New York accused Diddy of making him solicit prostitutes and pressured him to have sex with them among other ills. The suit also described a time when the producer woke up in bed with two sex workers, suspecting he had been drugged. Jones claims Diddy, among other things, would grope Jones's genitals and touch his anus. Jones goes on to allege Diddy would parade around naked in front of him.

Davido Teases EP Collaboration With Kizz Daniel

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Nigerian superstar, Davido has teased a collaborative extended play (EP) with his colleague, Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe who is better known as Kizz Daniel. The ‘Unavailable’ hitmaker announced this on his social media to reveal that a joint project could be in the works after his next album. “After my next album I think a Davido x @KizzDaniel EP will be dope!” Davido wrote. Reposting his tweet, Kizz Daniel wrote, "Afro-Civil."

Issakaba Sequel Is In The Pipeline - Sam Dede

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Sam Dede has hinted via his Instagram page the return of the 2001 Nollywood classic, ‘Issakaba’.

Lil Frosh Apologizes To Davido To Accept Him Back After Assault Case

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A Nigerian singer, Lil Frosh, who is also a former signee of Davido Music Worldwide, DMW, has taken to the internet to apologize to his former boss to give him a second chance after kicking him out. Recall in year 2020, Lil Frosh was accused of assault by his ex, Gift Camille, which led Davido to kick him out. 

IWD 2022: Women Are Not Where They Should Be Yet – Says Buhari

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The President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, extolled Nigerian women on the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022. Mr. President observed that women are not where they should be yet in different spheres of endeavour, but believed that they could no longer be deprived for too long, as they have consistently proved that they could hold their own on all fronts, and in all fields. According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the celebration under the hashtag #BreaktheBias, and the theme; ‘Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow’ is an opportunity to reflect on the vital roles women play in society, homes, governance, the professions, and in all walks of life.

Liverpool Delisted From World Heritage List

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added Liverpool’s Maritime Mercantile City to the list of removed heritage sites and third to be delisted since the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary, Oman, in 2007 and Elbe Valley in Dresden, Germany in 2009. The move follows concerns raised in 2012 about the proposed development of disused dockland near the city centre, which a UNESCO committee decided were “detrimental to the site’s authenticity and integrity”.

Google Honours Oliver De Coque On His 74th Posthumous Birthday

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Highlife King of Africa and Nigerian guitarist Oliver Sunday Akanite popularly known as King (Dr.) Chief Oliver De Coque who died at the age of 61 in 2008 has been honoured posthumously by Google when the company dedicated a doodle on him for his 74th birthday. The illustration for the doodle was made by Ohab Tochukwu Bernard Johnbosco (Ohab TBJ) who expressed his delight as a dream come true.

Founder Of Leadership Newspapers, Sam Nda-Isaiah Dies At 58

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Former presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Samuel Nda-Isaiah have died on Friday after a brief illness at the age of 58. The pharmacist who made his mark as a "newspaper mogul" with the establishment of the Flagship newspaper and LEADERSHIP was announced dead by his family.

President Buhari Arrives Kebbi For 2020 Argungu Festival

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President MuhammaduBuhari arrives Kebbi state to witness the 2020 Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival (AIFCF). Top officials of the state led by governor AbubakarAtikuBaguduwere prompt at the airport to receive President Buharion his arrival. Mr President is, however, expected to only partake in the agriculture fair of the programme, an integral part of the annual four-day festival and thereafter depart the state.

Argungu International Fishing Festival Holds After 10 Years

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The Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival (AIFCF) 2020 gets underway today March, 11, hosted by Kebbi state, after 10 years of being suspended owing to the insurgency.