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Naira abuse: EFCC, Cubana Chief Priest To Out-of-Court

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and a well-known socialite and businessman, Pascal Okechukwu (Cubana Chief Priest), have reached a settlement outside the court regarding the charge of Naira abuse. The charge was previously brought against him by the anti-graft agency at the Federal High Court in Lagos.

‘I’ Hate Drake Big Time – Kendrick Lamar Revealed

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American rapper Kendrick Lamar has disclosed that he is a big hater of Drake in his new diss track titled, ‘Euphoria.’ He declared himself as Drake’s “biggest hater.” According to him, everything about the Canadian rapper irritates him. In his statement, “It’s all been about love and hate, but let me say I’m the biggest hater, “I hate the way that you walk, the way that you talk, 

MultiChoice Plan Price Hike: Tribunal Halt DSTV, Gotv From Increasing Subscription fee

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Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal (CCPT), a federal Government parastatal sitting in Abuja, has today approached court to, restrained MultiChoice Nigeria Limited from increasing its tariffs and cost of products and services slated to commence by May 1, 2024. The three-member tribunal, presided over by Saratu Shafii, gave the interim order following an ex-parte motion moved by Ejiro Awaritoma, counsel for the applicant, Festus Onifade. 

Gospel Singer Morenikeji Is Dead

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Morenikeji Adeleke, a popular gospel singer, also known as Egbin Orun, is dead. This was confirmed in an Instagram post on Sunday by her colleague Esther Igbekele. Igbekele, who posted with the username @estherigbekele, expressed sadness over the demise of the late singer whom she described as a “beautiful and kind-hearted woman” who was supportive of her. According to Igbekele, they had recently spoken, not knowing of the impending tragedy.

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.

Funmilayo Ransome Kuti’ Gross Over N30m In Its Opening Weekend

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Nollywood biopic “Funmilayo Ransom Kuti” has grossed over N30 million in its opening weekend following its release on Friday, May 17, 2024. The movie which is a chart-topper made an impressive debut at the box office and also set a new record for the highest-grossing opening weekkend for a biopic in Nigeria.

Dj Cuppy Mulls Marrying An Indian Guy

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Nigerian popular disc jockey, Florence Otedola, popularly known by her stage name as DJ Cuppy, is contemplating marrying an Indian guy as husband. The billionaire daughter witnessed one of an Indian mirage that swept her off her feet as she shares photos of an Indian wedding she attended via her Instagram account recently. 

Jamaica Seek Collaboration With Nigeria In Film And Animation Industry

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The Jamaican government has expressed interest to pursue a collaborative effort with the Nigerian entertainment industry especially on film and animation. This was made known by the Jamaican envoy to Nigeria, Mr Lincoln Downer during his courtesy visit to the Nigerian Minister of Art and Culture, Hanatu Musawa in Abuja. Downer revealed that his country has a keen interest in collaborating with the Nigerian entertainment industry as they are one of the leading industries in Africa, and therefore his country will be interested in the joint effort.

Iyanya Kicks As Fan Compare His Achievement To Less Than Wizkid

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Nigerian singer Iyanya has slammed a fan on a social media after the fan downplayed his musical achievements in the industry while explaining the reason Wizkid is “hated” in the music industry. A social media user with the X handle @itzbasito took to his page and said: “Wizkid’s only crime is surpassing the benchmark set for him and becoming the benchmark himself” to which another user @Xperience_Snr reposted, saying expectations for Wizkid is for him to end up like Iyanya and Samklef. 

Press Freedom Day: NGE Calls For Laws To Protect Journalists

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The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has stated that media freedoms, freedom of expression and access to public information are crucial to democracy.

MultiChoice Disregards Court Order, Increases DStv, GOtv Subscriptions

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In defiance to a court order, MultiChoice Nigeria Limited has increased the subscription rates for its DStv and GOtv bouquets, ignoring an interim order from the Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal (CCPT) in Abuja. On Monday, the CCPT issued a clear injunction restraining MultiChoice Nigeria from adjusting its subscription prices, which were set to rise on May 1.

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.