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Sunday, 15 September 2019

FAKE EFCC OPERATIVES GET ARRESTED IN LAGOS


The police in Lagos have arrested a 29-year-old man who allegedly paraded himself as an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The suspect was identified as Emeka Emmanuel and was arrested on Saturday by the Ojo police division.
Bala Elkana, the Lagos police spokesperson, revealed this in a statement on Sunday.
According to Mr Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, the suspect defrauded a number of people under the pretense that he would get them a job at the EFCC.
The latest victim was identified as Olaposi Semiu, a man who the suspect promised to get his son a job after collecting N51,000.
The suspect was said to possess a fake EFCC identity card with which he was able to convince unsuspecting victims.
“The suspect was in possession of a fake EFCC ID card which he uses in parading himself as an EFCC operative. The suspect duped innocent citizens under the pretense of providing them employment with the EFCC as operatives.”
Mr Elkana said that the suspect confessed to the crime and is being investigated.
In addition to the crime of false pretense, the police said the suspect was also found operating illegal medical facility in his residency.
“Other items recovered include medical equipment and fake certificates,” the statement contained.
Similarly, a fake EFCC official was arrested in Adamawa on September 4 after an attempt to defraud the Majority Leader, Hassan Barguma.
The suspect, who identified himself as Simon Bolki, approached the Majority Leader in his office with a fake EFCC identity card claiming to be from the Intelligence Unit of the commission, before he was arrested.
Given the arrest of the fake EFCC official in Lagos, the Lagos command has advised members of the public, especially job seekers, to be mindful of the activities of such job scammers in order not to fall prey to their antics.
The police said investigation is ongoing and the suspect will be charged to court.

NOTORIOUS CULT LEADER AND RAPIST ARRESTED BY POLICE IN LAGOS

Nigeria Police Force (Punch)







A notorious cult leader and rapist identified as Emmanuel Olatunde aka “Pastor” has been arrested by detectives from the Bariga Police Station in Lagos.



According to a statement by spokesperson for the police in Lagos, DSP Bala Elkana, on Sunday, the suspect was arrested in connection with some robbery and murder cases within Bariga Local Government Area. 



Elkana disclosed that 31-year-old Olatunde is an ex-convict and a member of the ‘Eiye Confraternity’, a notorious cult gang responsible for terrorising residents of Bariga.



He said, “He is responsible for the murder of one Ahmed Karowi, an ‘Aiye Confraternity’ kingpin on September 11, 2019.  “Investigation is ongoing and the suspect will soon be charged to court.”  Elkana also said that one Innocent Ifunayachi, 34, has been arrested for defiling a 14-year-old-girl in her family house after he laced her food with Indian hemp. 



He added, “The suspect, being a friend to the family, visited and found the girl eating noodles.  “While she left to get him some drinks, he quickly put some dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp in her food. “She lost consciousness after eating the food and he took advantage of that to rape her. The victim has been taken to hospital for medical treatment and forensic examination. The suspect will be charged to court soon.”

DAVIDO PERFORMS WITH CHRIS BROWN AT BARCLAYS CENTRE



American singer, Chris Brown, on Saturday, brought out Nigerian popular singer, Davido to perform alongside him at the  Barclays Centre stop of his Indigo Tour.

Brown shared a photo of the duo on his verified Instagram handle on Sunday, simply captioning it with Davido’s handle.

Davido and Brown had months back released a song, on which they both worked, titled, ‘Blow My Mind.’

Davido shared videos of his performance via his Instagram stories in the early hours of Saturday.

BBNAIJA UPDATES: HOUSEMATES THROW A BEACH THEMED PARTY



Housemates in the ongoing Big Brother Naija threw a fun-filled beach party on Saturday night.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that this party garnered better response than that of last week, which fans have described as boring.

Housemates were dressed in colourful beach outfits by Hype and Steam with Carribean vibes, shorts and floaty dresses dominating the evening.

The housemates spent time dancing in groups and in front of the mirror while DJ Sparrow provided great music mixes.

Fans applauded the clothes the housemates were given and cheered them for sticking to the theme during the lively party.

@Anitalovelyne said, “Best of the Best shout out DJ Sparrow. Life of the party Frodd and Khaffi.”

@Efebuddy said, “The party was lit. Thank you, DJ Sparrow.”

@KingMackhalifa said, “Ain’t no party like a Big Brother’s Party. The Party Was Lit #BBnaija.”

@Mpume_lelo tweeted, “High 5 to outfit sponsor for tonight party.”

@VMselle said, “Mike has improved his dance moves, enjoying him more every Saturday.

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FALZ BECOMES ONLY NIGERIAN RAPPER NOMINATED FOR BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2019


Nigerian musician, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, is the only Nigerian rapper on the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards nominee list.
The 28-year-old rapper was nominated in a new category, Best International Flow.
BET launched the category to honour artists from around the world.
The rapper will be contending with artistes from Africa, Europe and Canada will compete in the new category.
They are Canadian singer-songwriter Tory Lanez; hip-hop/grime star Ghetts and rapper-singer Little Simz from the U.K.; hip-hop artist Sarkodie from Ghana; South African rapper, songwriter and producer Nasty C; and French rapper Kalash.
The award will be presented on-stage during the live broadcast.
BET began recognising international acts at the BET Awards nearly 10 years ago.
More than 100 artists have been nominated across all regions and categories to date. Davido won the 2018 best international artist honor.

Meanwhile, this year’s nominees list, which was released by Billboard, sees Cardi B leading the pack with 10 nominations.She was nominated in MVP of the Year, hot ticket performer, hustler of the year, best collab, single of the year, made-you-look award, and two nods for the best hip-hop video, & sweet 16 categories.
Following closely are DJ Khaled, Travis Scott, and J.Cole with an astonishing eight nominations each.
Drake, who led the 2018 nominations, falls to third most nominations this year with 7 nods.
The 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards will air Tuesday (Oct. 8) at 8 pm EST on BET internationally and BET Africa on October 9.

SAMMY KRANE RISKS 3 YEARS IN JAIL


Dammy Krane risks three years in jail as the police are set to arraign him. (Daily post)
 





Nigerian musician, Johnson Oyindamola, aka Dammy Krane reportedly risks three years imprisonment as the Zone 2 Police Command is ready to arraign him on Monday, September 16, 2019.
According to Punch, a copy of the charge document states that Dammy Krane would be arraigned on three counts bordering on threat to life, defamation and conduct likely to cause breach of peace before an Igbosere Magistrate Court in Lagos.
The document marked B/56/2019 states that on July 25, 2019, the artist threatened the lives of staff members of Merrybet Gold Limited and also released a song in which he accused the company of breach of contract.
Dammy Krane was also reported to have threatened public peace when he posted an audio and video message on radio in contravention of Section 168(d) of the state’s criminal law, Punch reports.
His act is said to be in contravention of sections 301, 412 and 168 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.
The charges read in part: "That you, Johnson Hunga Oyindamola and others at large on the 29th day of July, 2019 at Cool FM in the Lagos magisterial district did conspire amongst yourselves to commit felony to wit: conduct likely to cause breach of peace and threat to life and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 412 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.”
“That you, Johnson Hunga Oyindamola and others at large on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district did threaten the life of the staff of Merrybet Gold Limited and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 301 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.”
The artist was said to have gotten into trouble after the bet company wrote a petition to the police accusing him of threats and cyber-bullying.
In the petition titled ‘Petition against Mr. Oyindamola Johnson Emmanuel aka Dammy Krane for false and libelous statement against Merrybet Gold Limited and signed by its lawyer, Nwabueze Anachebe, the bet company accused him of perpetrating cyber-bullying and criminal defamation.

Saturday, 14 September 2019

XENOPHOBIA UPDATES: CROWD BOOS SOUTH AFRICA'S PRESIDENT AT MUGABE'S FUNERAL

SA president Ramaphosa at MUGABE'S funeral

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa was on Saturday booed by a crowd while giving a speech during the state funeral held for Zimbabwe’s ex-leader, Robert Mugabe, in Harare, the capital, according to the AFP.



At least 12 people were killed in series of violence against African migrants in the former apartheid nation, forcing wide criticisms from across the world.



Speaking at the event on Saturday, Ramaphosa said, “I stand before you as a fellow African to express my regret and apologise for what has happened in our country.”



But unsatisfied with his plea, the crowd went on booing him, disrupting much of the activities for a few minutes before calm was restored.





Following the xenophobic attacks, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the evacuation of Nigerians affected by the crisis with at least over 180 citizens already airlifted back to Nigeria.

GOVERNOR FAYEMI SENDS DELEGATION TO VISIT FAMILIES OF SLAIN FUOYE STUDENTS

Governor Fayemi sends delegation to visit family of slain?FUOYE students?
Kayode Fayemi, the Governor of Ekiti State has sent a delegation to visit the families of slain students of Federal University of Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State.



Two undergraduates of the institution, Okonofua Joseph and Dada Kehinde, were killed during a peaceful protest of students expressing their frustration at the lack of power supply on campus.  



The students had blocked the convoy of the First Lady of the state, Bisi Fayemi, while she was on a tour before police officers attached to her opened fire on them, resulting in the deaths of the two students and injury of several others. The Ekiti State Government in a tweet on Friday said that the visit was ordered by Governor Fayemi to commiserate with the families of the victims.

The tweet reads, “Ekiti State Government commiserates with the families of Joseph Okunofua and Kehinde Dada, students of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, who lost their lives during Tuesday’s protest in Oye-Ekiti.

“The delegation led by Hon. Oyebanji visited Mrs Esther Okunofua, mother of Joseph, who was a 300level student of Biology Education in Ido-Ekiti and Mr and Mrs Adedayo Dada, parents of Kehinde Dada in Usi Ekiti.”

'I FIND MEMES ABOUT ME CREATIVE AND FUNNY' - SAYS OSINBAJO


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says he finds memes about him creative and funny [Twitter/@Channels]
Vice president Osinbajo





VicePresident of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has said that he found memes about him always reporting something mischievous to President Muhammadu Buhari very funny and creative. 
Osinbajo said it appears that every photograph of him talking to the President must be characterized as though he was saying something mischievous.
The Vice President said this at a media parley tagged VPengagesMedia on Friday September 13, 2019. 
He also said, “I am a firm believer in the freedom of press whether it is responsible press or irresponsible press. What is often lacking though is the deliberate or advertent lack of curiosity about facts”.
The VP also addressed the issues of fake news and President Muhammadu Buhari’s certificate.
He said, “Take the allegation for instance that the president does not have school certificate. Now, the president said, I obtained my West Africa School Certificate Examination in 1961 at the Katsina College. The examination body then was the Cambridge University. Not any unknown university but the same Cambridge University”.
The first time I saw it on a television station; this is what the TV station carried: A WAEC man not Cambridge was asked in court, is this your signature on the certificate and he said no. And this is what the Television station said: ‘WAEC official denies Buhari’s certificate’. That’s completely false. WAEC officials only know about WAEC certificate. This is a West Africa School Certificate by the Cambridge University, but because no body bother to find out or didn’t bother to find out, the public believe the lie for so long, even after the president brought his certificate from Cambridge University.
The VC added that the ubiquity of the social media and its anonymity, as well as the problem of free press is becoming more and more complex and even more dangerous. 

   

LASU SACKS LECTURERS, OTHERS FOR FORGERY, 'SALE' OF MARKS

The Lagos State University has terminated the appointments of five academic and three non-academic staff for forgery and "sale" of marks to students.

LASU disclosed in a statement on Friday.

The institution noted that those given the sack did not demonstrate integrity in the discharge of their responsibilities.

Those given the boot included Dr. Henry Gbelee (Department of Paediatrics and Child Health); Dr. Oluwakemi Aboderin-Shonibare (Department of African Languages, Literature, and Communication Arts); Dr. Adeolu Oyekan, Department of Philosophy); and Dr. Anthony Dansu (Department of Human Kinetics, Sports and Health Education).



Others were Kehinde Coker (Department of Religions and Peace Studies); Oladapo Akinyemi (Pupil Engineer, Works and Physical Planning Unit); Alaba Odu (Faculty Science); and Wasiu Busari (Security Unit)

POLICE FINDS BODY OF MISSING DUTCH BILLIONAIRE BURIED IN UNDERGROUND TANK IN KENYA


Body of missing Dutch billionaire found buried in a sealed underground tank in Kenya

Barely 24 hours after it was reported that Warimu Cohen, the Kenyan wife of a Dutch billionaire, Tob Chichou Cohen will be facing murder charges over the mysterious disappearance of her husband, his body has been found in an underground water tank in his compound at Kitisuru, Spring Valley Road in Nairobi.
Tob Cohen went missing between July 19 and 20, a week after he filed an assault and divorce case against his estranged Kenyan wife. Corpse of the former chief executive officer of Philips Electronics East Africa revealed that he was tortured and it was found wrapped in many layers of clothing which was buried in a completely sealed undergound water tank. The underground tank was covered with bushy wood cuttings. 

Body of missing Dutch billionaire found buried in a sealed underground tank in Kenya

"It is a gruesome murder, they took their time to kill innocent Cohen. He was bound; legs, hands and neck before he was murdered and then they hid him in an underground water tank. They took their time," the Directorate of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti said. 

A friend who identified himself as Patrick, said Cohen expressed fear over his life as they played golf two days before he went missing. 


Body of missing Dutch billionaire found buried in a sealed underground tank in Kenya

"I had spoken to him that night he went missing, we used to talk regularly. He was very concerned about his life. He never hid the fact that if anything happens to him Sarah would be responsible. He had complained to the authorities about this issue," a sobbing Patrick said. 

This is coming after it was reported that a Nairobi court judge ordered a mental evaluation session for the Kenyan wife of the Dutch billionaire before her murder trial begins

ANTHONY JOSHUA SPEAKS ON CONCUSSION SITUATION IN HIS FIGHT WITH ANDY RUIZ JR.



Anthony Joshua has branded concussion a “weak term” after his trainer Rob McCracken sparked controversy by admitting he knew his fighter was concussed during his fight with Andy Ruiz Jr. McCracken’s comments sparked a discussion about the safety of fighters, but Joshua dismissed the idea he was finished the minute he suffered the concussion. Joshua, speaking to the Guardian before McCracken’s comments were made, explained he was ready to fight through the concussion to beat Ruiz Jr last June. “I knew where I was,” Joshua said 

“But definitely they call it concussion…That’s what they call it. But I think concussion is a weak term. ‘You’ve got to be stronger than it. You’ve got to fight through the concussion if you can. ‘That shot on my head (to the left temple in round three) made it really difficult…If concussion is what they’re calling it, that punch that gave me concussion, made it difficult.”

After causing a storm with his original comments, McCracken moved to clarify his position on concussion. “I am not a doctor and it may be that concussed is not the right term to have used,”


McCracken said. ‘The health of all the boxers I work with is of paramount importance to me and I have always used my judgment and experience to do what is right for them.

“There is no formal concussion protocol where the doctor steps in to assess the boxer, so you have to use your experience as a coach and your knowledge of the person to make a decision on whether you think they can recover. ‘I have had this a number of times in my career in professional boxing where boxers have recovered from a difficult round to go on and win the fight. ‘I have also pulled boxers out of fights because I knew it was not in their interests to continue.”

SAM SMITH ANNOUNCES HE WILL BE ADDRESSED WITH PRONOUNS ‘THEY’ AND ‘THEM'

Sam Smith has declared the pronouns of “they/them” on social media after coming out as non-binary in what the pop star called a “lifetime of being at war with my gender.”
The English “Too Good at Goodbyes” singer was met with thousands of mostly supportive comments, along with some detractors who questioned the need to change pronouns, an increasingly common practice both within and outside of the LGBTQ community.
“Today is a good day so here goes. I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM,” the 27-year-old Smith wrote on Twitter and Instagram. “After a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out.”
Smith said they were excited and privileged for the support, adding that they’ve been “very nervous” about the announcement because they “care too much about what people think” but finally decided to go for it.
“Love you all,” Smith wrote on Twitter, adding they’re scared “but feeling super free right now. Be kind.”
The singer noted: “P.s. I am at no stage just yet to eloquently speak at length about what it means to be non binary but I can’t wait for the day that I am. So for now I just want to be VISIBLE and open.”
Smith won an Oscar in 2016 for the song “Writing’s on the Wall,” from the James Bond thriller “Spectre” and received global attention in 2015 by winning four Grammy Awards, including best new artist Grammy and record of the year for “Stay With Me".

THE STAR STUDDED CAST ATTEND THE PREMIER OF ‘KASANOVA’ THE MOVIE AT SURULERE

   
The Kasanova is on the loose! And no one can stop him. Wednesday, the 11th of August saw the premier of the fresh rom-com Kasanova, at the Filmhouse Cinema, Surulere.
Ireti Doyle, Wale Ojo, Ruby Akubeze, AY, Ayo Mogaji Ifan Micheals Dazzle on the Red Carpet at the Premier of ‘Kasanova’ the movie







The star-studded event with appearances from AY,Ireti Doyle, Wale Ojo,Ifan Micheals, Ms Pepo. Ms Ezeani, began with the guests all glammed up for the red carpet, followed by various interviews to give insights on the movie, their expectations on the film and on what the night held. Executively Produced by Faith Ojo the movie was packed with some of our favourite acts like Toyin Abrahams, Ayo Mkaun, Odunlade Adekola, Ruby Akubueze, Abayom Alvi, Ayo Mogaji. 
Ireti Doyle, Wale Ojo, Ruby Akubeze, AY, Ayo Mogaji Ifan Micheals Dazzle on the Red Carpet at the Premier of ‘Kasanova’ the movie
Ireti Doyle, Wale Ojo, Ruby Akubeze, AY, Ayo Mogaji Ifan Micheals Dazzle on the Red Carpet at the Premier of ‘Kasanova’ the movie

The producer Eddy Young expressed his excitement thus “Well I was a little nervous at the start but at the end it was an amazing experience, Screening the film with over 135 guest for the first time and the reviews has given us confidence in showing it to the world “
Ireti Doyle, Wale Ojo, Ruby Akubeze, AY, Ayo Mogaji Ifan Micheals Dazzle on the Red Carpet at the Premier of ‘Kasanova’ the movie

Ireti Doyle, Wale Ojo, Ruby Akubeze, AY, Ayo Mogaji Ifan Micheals Dazzle on the Red Carpet at the Premier of ‘Kasanova’ the movie

M.I. ABAGA DROPS C.E.O POSITION OF CHOCOLATE CITY MUSIC LABEL


The news confirms weeks of rumours about M.I.'s status as Chief Executive of the label.
EXCLUSIVE: M.I. Abaga vacates position as C.E.O of Chocolate City Music . (Eletiofe)




Top Nigerian rapper M.I Abaga is no longer the Chief Executive Officer of Chocolate City according to a source close to the label. 
This was after (the) Warner Music (deal) came into play. Audu (Maikori) made moves to come back to the label. M.I. has since left his role as CEO of Chocolate City. He should announce his new company soon” the source tells.
NAN has reached out to Chocolate City and M.I to comment on this revelation. Both parties have yet to respond to requests for statements. 
On Tuesday, September 10, 2019 M.I released Martell Cypher 2; Purificationfeaturing Loose Kaynon, Blaqbonez and A-Q. On the music streaming app, Apple Music, the song was released under TASCK. This might be the name of M.I’s label.
On June 30, 2015, M.I was appointed as the CEO of Chocolate City. Under his leadership, Chocolate City signed Ruby Gyang, Ckay, Yung L, Milli, Koker, DJ Lambo, Kahli Abdu & VHS Safari and Loose Kaynon.
Within the same year, talented rap star Jesse Jagz came back to the label after leaving in March 2013. Jesse who is M.I’s brother left the label for the second time in 2017.
The current roster of the label boasts of acts such as Nosa, Loose Kaynon, Ruby Gyang and Ckay100 Crowns, a division under Chocolate City released ‘Crown’ in 2018, a joint rap project between Loose Kaynon and A-Q.
M.I officially signed to Chocolate City in 2008 and has released four solo albums, three mixtapes, a compilation album and a playlist.





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