Court Extends Seun Kuti’s Remand By Four Days

Seun Kuti A Sabo-Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday, extended the remand of Seun Kuti, the son of Afrobeats pioneer, Fela Kuti in custody for additional four days over the assault of a police officer on the Third mainland bridge. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adeola Olatubosun, extended Kuti’s remand until May 22. Mr Simon Lough (SAN), who led a police legal team to the court, had moved the application. According to him, the extension is to allow further investigation into the case. Mr Kuti was charged by the police for slapping an inspector after driving dangerously on the bridge and deliberately blocking a moving police vehicle. Mr Kuti was arraigned on Tuesday during which the chief magistrate ordered his remand for 48 hours. She, however, held that the defendant should be admitted to bail in the sum of one million Naira with two sureties in like sum, at the end of the 48-hour remand. She said that one of the sureties must be a landlord within the jurisdiction of the court. She adjourned the case to May 22 …

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BREAKING: Zamfara Governor Under Investigation For N70bn Fraud – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has talked about the Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle. The EFCC says it is currently probing Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, for “N70bn fraud”. The anti-graft agency also confirmed that a former Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, who was recently arrested by the operatives of the commission over alleged N22bn fraud is still in detention. Chairman of the anti-graft agency, Abdulrasheed Bawa, made the disclosure at a press briefing on Thursday, urging Nigerians not to be swayed by Matawalle’s recent outburst. The governor had levelled allegations against Bawa and dared the commission to go after members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet. But Bawa, who spoke through the Director of Public Affairs of the commission, Osita Nwajah, explained that the agency was not supposed to dignify Matawalle with a response but it did in order to set the record straight. “It is intriguing that Matawalle would want to take on the role of a supervisor, who tells the EFCC whom to investigate. Is this a case of a thief saying he must not be touched …

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Seun Kuti Has PTSD, Pardon Him – Reno Tells IGP

Reno Omokri, the former presidential aide, has pleaded on behalf of Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti. Omokri begged the Nigerian Police to pardon Kuti, saying he’s suffering from post-traumatic disorder (PTSD). Taking to his social page, Omokri wrote: “What Seun did was wrong. And I condemn it. But Seun has a history with the police and the military that has scarred him for life. They beat his Septuagenarian grandmother and threw her from the first floor to the ground. She died from the injuries sustained. His father carried her coffin to Dodan barracks in tears! Till today, NOBODY was punished for the crime against Olufunmilayo Kuti. “They beat his father to an inch of his life. Multiple times. They burnt down their residence, with multiple cars and other property. They were never paid compensation. The police raided the shrine episodically, right from when Seun was a baby to his adulthood. “And even in this incident involving the slap, there was provocation from the policeman. I am not saying that the provocation justified the slap. My motive is just to put things …

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President Buhari To Confer Highest National Honour On Tinubu May 25

Nigeria’s number one man, President Muhammadu Buhari is set to confer national honors on Bola Tinubu. Buhari will on Thursday, May 25 confer national honours on President-elect Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima, the vice-president-elect. Tinubu will be conferred with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR) while Shettima will be honoured with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON). Tolu Ogunlesi, special assistant to the president on digital and new media, announced the development on Thursday. More to follow…

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Factional Leader. Lamidi Apapa, Denies Receiving N500m To Destabilise Labour Party

The factional National Chairman of the Labour Party, Lamidi Apapa, has denied receiving N500 million from any quarters in order to destabilize Labour party and scuttle the case of the party at the Presidential Election Petition Court, (PEPC). Briefing newsmen after being attacked by a mob at the presidential election tribunal on Wednesday, May 17, Apapa denied receiving any money or being influenced by anybody or a group to work against the party. He said that Obi must be unbiased and objective in handling the crisis in order to resolve the leadership tussle. Apapa decried what happened at the PEPC in the presence of Obi, describing it as disgraceful and a test of Obi’s leadership quality. He added that the leadership crisis in the party would have been put behind them if the presidential candidate had respected an order of the FCT High Court sacking Abure and recognizing him, Apapa, as the acting Chairman of the party. The FCT High Court had ordered Julius Abure and three others from parading themselves as national officers of the party over their indictment …

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Why we won’t help some ailing actors – TAMPAN President, Mr Latin

President of the Theatre Arts and Movies Production Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN, Bolaji Amusan, popularly called Mr. Latin has revealed why the group won’t help some ailing actors in the movie industry. Revealing that the association has spent more than N10 million on health issues facing actors, Mr Latin stated that it is always ready to help. Speaking during his recent interview on 32FM in Ibadan, Mr Latin claimed that the association is unable to assist some of their ailing members because they are inactive. He explained that these ailing actors are most of the time out of shame, and don’t ask TAMPAN for help but rather go on the internet, radio or television to seek help because they know they were not active members, hence the group was unable to assist them. “We always come to the aid of all active members. Since I became the TAMPAN President, we have spent more than N10 million on the actors’ health challenges. “The ones you see going on radio or TV to beg for money are not active members of the …

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Just in: Zamfara Governor Under Investigation For N70bn Fraud – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it is currently probing Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, for alleged N70bn fraud. The anti-graft agency, also confirmed that a former Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, who was recently arrested by the operatives of the commission over alleged N22bn fraud is still in detention. Chairman of the anti-graft agency, Abdulrasheed Bawa, made the disclosure at a press briefing on Thursday, urging Nigerians not to be swayed by Matawalle’s recent outburst. Th governor had levelled allegations against Bawa and dared the commission to go after members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet. But Bawa, who spoke through the Director of Public Affairs of the commission, Osita Nwajah, explained that the agency was not supposed to dignify Matawalle with a response but it did in order to set the record straight. “It is intriguing that Matawalle would want to take on the role of a supervisor, who tells the EFCC whom to investigate. Is this a case of a “’thief’’ saying he must not be touched until other ‘’thieves’’ are caught? “Unfortunately, it is not …

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Speakership: Low turnout as Gbajabiamila launches campaign for Tajudeen

Members-elect for the 10th House of Representatives, on Wednesday, failed to honour the invitation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, for the sole aim of launching a campaign for Representative Abbas Tajudeen. Tajudeen is one of the aspirants for the position of the Speaker for the 10th Assembly. The All Progressives Congress, APC, and the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, had adopted Tajudeen, a member representing Zaria Federal Constituency of Kaduna State, for the position of Speaker in the next Assembly. It was learnt that zoning of the number four citizen’s position to the North West and the subsequent adoption of Tajudeen, was the brainchild of Gbajabiamila, who allegedly prefers to continue holding grip of the 10th House of Representatives, thereby, making it possible for Tinubu to control the incoming Assembly. But Gbajabiamila, during a meeting organized Wednesday night by the Joint Task Force for the 10th Assembly, an umbrella body for the actualization of Tajudeen’s ambition as Speaker, denied ever influencing the choice of the Kaduna-born politician. He explained: “North West geopolitical zone alone contributed 30% of …

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Delta APC blasts Okowa over ₦71billion supplementary budget

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has lambasted Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as having no basic moral rectitude following his recent plans to request the approval of the State House of Assembly of N71 billion supplementary budget, less than 13 days to the end of his second tenure. In a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary, Valentine Onojeghuo, Esq, the party expressed shock at the request by the outgoing governor, describing it as the height of moral bankruptcy and wickedness against Deltans. While condemning the State Governor for having secured a third term agenda by imposing his surrogate Sheriff Oborevwori as the next governor through political subterfuge, the party noted that the present request by Okowa amounts to adding insult to injury with the request of such humongous amount. “The attention of the Delta State APC has been drawn to several media publications concerning the recent request by the State Governor Dr Ifeanyi Okowa seeking approval for a supplementary budget of N71 billion by the State House of Assembly. “The APC considers this request by the State …

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Why I’m mad at my 2-year-old daughter, Deja – Singer Simi laments

Simisola Kosoko, better known as Simi, a Nigerian musician, has expressed dissatisfaction with her two-year-old daughter, Adejare. She stated that she is unhappy because her daughter dances like her husband, Adekunle Gold. On Wednesday, she switched to Twitter to express her displeasure with the situation. The ‘Duduke’ crooner wrote, “I’m so mad my daughter dances like her daddy.” Gistlover recalls that Adekunle Gold “slammed” his wife, Simi after she jokingly announced that she is considering leaving AG Baby because he sang off-key. The couple got married on January 9, 2019, and welcomed their daughter a year later.

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UCL: ‘He’s a beast’ – Thierry Henry hails Man City star after win over Real Madrid

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has hailed Manchester City defender Kyle Walker over his display during his side’s Champions League semi-final second leg 4-0 win over Real Madrid on Wednesday. Henry described Walker as a ‘beast’ in football over his performance against Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium. Walker nullified Vinicius Junior as Pep Guardiola defeated Real Madrid in a 5-1 aggregate win to secure their spot in the Champions League final that will take place in Istanbul next month. “Kyle Walker is a beast. Whenever you have to run with him, then you might as well stop. At one point, he was way behind Vinicius Jr, and he just caught him. “Put his arm, took the ball and said ‘bye’, then went the other way. When it comes to that, he is too good. “I have to say, he put Mbappe in his pocket at the quarter-final of the World Cup. He put a lot of players that are actually outstanding in his pocket. It is not easy to beat him. You have to give him a lot of credit,” …

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Saidi Balogun, Others Walk For Bola Tinubu’s Inauguration

The Nigerian actor, Saidi Balogun, and other supporters of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, have held a peace walk. They held the peace walk ahead of Tinubu’s inauguration. On his Instagram page, he shared a video of a solemn procession in honour and support of his swearing-in. “Solemn Procession in honor and support of the 29th May swearing in of the incoming administration of His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in FCT Abuja,” he wrote.

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FG Spent N200bn On Postponed Census – NPC Chairman

The Chairman National Population Commission (NPC), Hon. Nasir Isa-Kwarra, has made a new revelation, The chairman, on Thursday said N200bn has been spent so far on preparations for the postponed 2023 housing and population census.  Isa-Kwarra said this in Abuja during a breakfast meeting with media executives. The NPC chairman said though N800bn was budgeted for the exercise, only N224bn was presently released by the Federal Government. President Muhammadu Buhari postponed the census after several meetings with stakeholders in late April.   The government said the incoming administration of President-Elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will decide on the date the exercise will hold. The NPC, after the official announcement of the postponement, told reporters the exercise was postponed to calm tension in the country. Details shortly…

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May 29: God Has Set Confusion Among Tinubu’s Enemies – Keyamo

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has made a new claim. He claimed that there’s confusion in the midst of those planning to disrupt the swearing-in of President-elect Bola Tinubu. Keyamo alleged that they were fighting publicly and disrupting their own affairs. His statement was contained in a post via his verified Twitter handle on Thursday. Describing it as a miracle, Keyamo claimed it was God that set the confusion amongst those planning to thwart the May 29 swearing-in. He wrote, “God has set confusion in the midst of those who were planning to disrupt the swearing-in of @officialABAT on May 29th. They are now fighting publicly amongst themselves and disrupting their own affairs to the extent that the court did not even recognise any of them. Miracle do dey tire Jesus?”

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SP Hinduja, billionaire head of Britain’s richest family, dies at 87

Srichand Hinduja, the billionaire patriarch of Britain’s richest family and chair of the globe-spanning Hinduja Group conglomerate, has died at the age of 87 Hinduja, known by his initials SP, was suffering from dementia. His family said he had passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, May 17. He was chairman of the eponymous business group which owns public companies in India with interests in banking, chemicals, software, and commercial vehicles. Hinduja and his younger brother Gopichand, 83, topped the Sunday Times Rich List in 2022 for a fourth time, with an estimated net worth of 28.5 billion pounds ($36 billion) that includes property worth millions in central London. “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our father,” Hinduja’s daughters Shanu and Vinoo said in a statement. “SP was a visionary titan of industry and business, humanitarian and philanthropist … He touched countless lives on his path, and we are forever grateful for the time we cherished with him.” “Amongst other things, SP will be remembered for his great contributions in bringing India and its culture to …

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Adidas gets backlash after releasing its ‘Pride 2023’ women’s swimsuits modeled by a man

Social media users are dragging Adidas after the company launched its “Pride 2023” swimwear collection, advertising bathing suits on its web site under the “women’s” section with the help of a male model. One of the bathing suits — a colorful one-piece called the “Pride Swimsuit” that was being advertised for $70 — was being shown off by an apparently male model who also was also displaying a noticeable bulge in the crotch area. An accompanying video on Adidas’ site shows the model in the one-piece, with the camera at one point zooming to reveal a patch of chest hair rising above the neckline of the model. Adidas didn’t state if the model identifies as a male or is transgender. The new line by South African designer Rich Mnisi, dubbed “Let Love Be Your Legacy” and released ahead of Pride Month in June, is “a celebration of self-expression, imagination and the unwavering belief that love unites,” according to Adidas’ site. Social media personality, Oli London tweeted the screenshots from Adidas’ site on Wednesday morning, May 17 with the caption: “The …

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