Video: Watch this Pastor finger his female church members during deliverance service

This video of an unknown Pastor performing a strange deliverance on female members of his church has hit the internet. The unknown Pastor speaking in a dialect that sounded like Ghanaian was seen in the video applying what looks like an anointing oil to the private parts of his female parishioners before thrusting his finger into their vaginas and offering deliverance prayers for them one after the other. An assistant to the Pastor was also seen holding a piece of tissue paper close to the women’s vagina to collect only…

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FIBAN threaten to sue KWAM1 over assault to member

Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria, on Friday, threatened to take legal redress against popular Fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, popularly called KWAM 1, for allegedly assaulting a member of the association, Wole Sorunke. Sorunke aka MC Murphy, a radio presenter and event anchor, was allegedly attacked by KWAM 1 and his boys on Thursday night at the 60th birthday party of the Olu of Itori, Oba Abdulfatai Akamo, in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State. It was reported that both Ayinde and Murphy were invited to…

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Smart Money Woman: FirstBank Partners Arese Ugwu for new TV series

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its partnership with Arese Ugwu for the TV adaptation of her best seller, Smart Money Woman. The weekly show – in its first season – is billed to premiere on Africa Magic Showcase on Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 at 9:30pm. The Smart Money Woman is a programme that shows the experiences, sacrifices, struggles and vigour of women in society as they carry out their day to day activities in spite of the gender imbalance in the society, especially in Africa.  The series is…

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THE VOICE NIGERIA SEASON 3: Refining Crude Music Talents

This feature article by Segun Kasali takes a look at how The Voice Nigeria Season 3 is discovering raw music talent in the country and nurturing them into music superstars in the nearest future. The challenges of cost of production, cost of promotions and especially identification with renowned music record label, amongst others, have been identified as among the many challenges confronting upcoming artistes while making efforts at showcasing their talents. Asides the talent showcase of the craft, music plays a pivotal role at providing employment opportunities for key players…

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Ademokoya launches AKAD

AKAD RECORDS is a music discovery company, dedicated to discovering, supporting, and promoting visionary African artists from around the globe. Its pioneer act, Lil Dee has been signed to the record label while the new company also aims to sign one of the hottest producers around. CEO of the company, Akinwale Ademokoya offers a sneak peek into what this new record label has to offer; with the release of the hot new single by its artiste Lil Dee titled “OWO” featuring Jaywon. As a Management Company, Akad Records will make its mark…

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LaLiga Block Messi’s exit with £700m

La Liga has dashed Lionel Messi’s hopes of leaving Barcelona on a free transfer by stating his release clause will have to be paid if he is to leave the Nou Camp. Messi notified Barcelona this week that he intends to walk away from the club by exercising a clause in his contract that allows him to leave for free at the end of each season. Even though the deadline to exercise the clause has passed, Messi’s lawyers believe Barcelona should honour it as the season had to be extended…

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FirstBank sponsors The Voice Nigeria to promote indegenous music

First Bank of Nigeria Limited today, announced its lead sponsorship of the TV reality musical talent show, The Voice Nigeria, Season 3.  The talent show which is organised by UN1TY Nigeria is created to discover, nurture and bring to the fore musical talents amongst the next generation of Nigerian youth. The Voice Nigeria will be produced for the first time in Nigeria and will be aired on DSTV channel (Africa Magic) Startimes and terrestrial TV channel (AIT), amongst other leading television stations in the outside the country. Nigerians can expect…

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Why Lai Mohammed asked NBC to stop BBN

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, has asked the National Broadcasting Commission to halt the transmission of TV reality show, Big Brother Naija due to the coronavirus pandemic. The minister said the need to stop the reality show, which entered its fifth season on July 20, became imperative due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, Acting Director-General of the NBC, Armstrong Idachaba, told senior management members of the commission at a meeting that he had been directed by the minister to shut down the show, TheCable reports.…

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‘Iya Jogbo’ of Max FM is dead

Max FM’s Popular ‘On Air Personality’, Emmanuella Porbeni Adepoju, who plays Iya Jogbo in a weekly afternoon belt popular radio programme, is dead. The management of the station reports that the lady who cast as an elderly, witty and funny mum to Wale, the husky voiced dude and his kid sister Tatafo (Dr. Helen Paul) died on Friday after a brief illness.

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Rape: D’Banj sues Seyitan for NI.5bn

D’Banj, has dragged his accuser in the celebrated rape case, Seyitan Babatayo, before an FCT High Court demanding N1bn for general damages and N500m for aggravated, punitive and exemplary damages. Babatayo had accused D’Banj of raping her in Glee Hotel, Lagos, sometime in December 2018, an allegation the musician has denied, according to The Punch. In the suit filed on his behalf by his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), the musician sought an order barring Babatayo from making further accusations against his person. He also seeks an apology from his accuser…

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More details emerge on how Ibidun Ighodalo really died

More details have emerged on how Ibidun Ighodalo, a former beauty queen and wife of Ituah Ighodalo, Senior Pastor of Trinity House Church, Lagos, died. It will be recalled that the former Miss Lux died in the early hours of Sunday, June 14, 2020, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.The woman, who would have clocked 40 years of age on July 19, reportedly died of a heart attack in her sleep. A seasoned event planner, Ibidun was said to have been in Bayelsa and Rivers states to help with the building…

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How my husband died -Dan Foster’s wife

Popular Nigerian-based American radio personality, Dan Foster, who died on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, died from coronavirus as confirmed by his wife, Lovina that the veteran broadcaster tested positive for COVID-19-the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Lovina told Channels Television that test for COVID-19 came back positive on Tuesday before he died on Wednesday afternoon. Popularly called ‘The Big Dawg,’ Foster was a Nigerian broadcaster and On-Air personality with many years of experience.Prior to his relocation back to Nigeria, Foster worked with numerous radio stations in the United States of America.…

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Celebrity OAP, Dan Foster is dead

Dan Foster, a popular broadcaster, and host of The Morning Show on Classic FM, Lagos, is dead. His colleague confirmed the news of his death to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday. Foster was said to have been ill. He worked with numerous radio stations including Cathy Hughes Radio One, Mix 106.5 both in America, and Virgin Island-based WTBN before moving to Nigeria in 2000 where he joined Cool FM, quickly becoming popular with Nigerian listeners. In September 2009, Foster left Cool FM for Inspiration FM but left in 2014 to join…

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How Majek Fashek died

Nigeria’s biggest reggae act, Majek Fashek passed on at the age of 57 in New York, yesterday. The performer, popular for hits such as Send Down the Rain and So Long for Too Long, died in his sleep in New York, his manager Omenka Uzoma told the BBC. Omenka’s statement did not state if the popular musician died at home or in a medicare facility. In a post on Instagram, Mr Uzoma said it was “a time for us all to celebrate his achievements, and not mourn”. The musician, whose…

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Shina Peters’ son Clarence in Police net over dancer’s death

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested popular video director, Clarence Peters, in connection to the death of a video vixen, simply identified as Kodak. This development followed the public outcry against the circumstances surrounding the death of the dancer. Kodak reportedly got electrocuted while using her phone which was plugged to a socket in Peters’ house in Omole Phase 1, Lagos State. After the incidence, the lady was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was confirmed dead. However, when the news of the vixen’s death became public knowledge, Nigerians…

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COVID-19: Fear grips AIT Staff as Dokpesi tests positive

Intense fear has gripped members of the management and staff of African Independent Television just as the Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi Jnr, tested positive for coronavirus. Dokpesi disclosed his new status in a message forwarded to members of staff of the AIT. In the message, Dokpesi Jnr urged members of staff who had interacted with him to isolate themselves. The message read, “I got a call this morning confirming the result is COVID-19 positive. I am leaving now to the Gwagwalada Isolation Centre for treatment and hope to…

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Convicted: Funke Akindele, hubby get 2 weeks sentence for violating COVID-19 lockdown

An Ogba Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday convicted actress, Funke Akindele a.k.a. Jenifa, and her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello a.k.a. JJC Skillz of the offence of social distancing over the birthday party she held last Saturday for her husband. The party held by Funke for her husband last Saturday at their Amen Estate, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos residence in contravention of the lockdown order of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State order on social distancing which forbade a gathering of more than 20 people. Chief Magistrate Yewande Aje-Afunwa,…

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Funke Akindele, husband in court for violating COVID19 lockdown, plead guilty

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele on Monday was arraigned before Ogba Magistrate Court 1 for violating the Covid-19 lockdown directives by the Federal Government. Actress Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello, have been arraigned by the Lagos State Government for alleged violation of the lockdown order to check the spread of coronavirus. The couple was arraigned at the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Ogba. They pleaded guilty to the one count filed against them by the Attorney General of Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN). The actress who celebrated her…

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Lockdown Breach: Funke Akindele, others to appear in court

Actress, Funke Akindele may be prosecuted today by Lagos State government for breaching the COVID19 lockdown rule. National Infinity reports that Akindele, popularly known as Jenifa was arrested on Sunday by the police after she allegedly hosted a birthday party for her husband at her residence located within Amen Estate. Lekki.  She will be charged before Ogba Magistrate Court 1. The prosecuting team will be from the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP). Some of the dignitaries that attended the party included; Naira Marley, Rasheed Gbadamosi, a former Lagos state governorship…

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Salawa Abeni lists suspect in April Fool’s day blackmail attempt

Queen Salawatu Abeni, Nigeria’s celebrated Waka music legend says she suspected that the nude pictures for which are the tools of a blackmail attempt on here could have been taken in her days with an unnamed ex-partner. The respected ‘Waka Queen’, said she woke up today, Wednesday, April 1 and received an SMS from this strange phone number 08131802886 claiming to have her naked photos and threatened to publish it on social media if she would not pay. According to Alhaja Salawa Abeni, these photos are real but they could…

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Kenny Rogers, country Music legend dies at 81

Kenny Rogers, legendary American vocalist and country music maestro has died from natural causes, his family has announced. According to his family, in a statement on Saturday that the 81yr old three-time Grammy winner “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.” The Houston-born performer with the husky voice and silver beard sold tens of millions of records, won three Grammys and was the star of TV movies, making him a superstar in the `70s and ’80s. Rogers invested his…

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Ben Bruce loses wife to cancer

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce’s wife, Evelyn, has died after a suspected prolonged battle with cancer. The media tycoon and politician broke the news of the demise of the mother of his three children, Jonathan, Jasmine and Jared via his official twitter handle, @benmurraybruce, in an emotional post. He wrote: “I’m broken. Just lost my beautiful wife to cancer. She was my best friend for 43 years and my wife for 41 years. Cancer is real, but it shouldn’t be a death sentence – awareness, and early detection and treatment are key…

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Kemi Adetiba drops KOB 2 teaser

As the ‘King of Boys’ buzz continues to gather momentum, Nollywood filmmaker and director, Kemi Adetiba has kept good her promise with the release of the first teaser for the much anticipated ‘King of Boys II’. Adetiba shared a 35-second teaser on her twitter handle @kemiadetiba to the excitement of her teeming fans. While the upcoming film is reportedly a prequel, its silhouette shot suggests Reminisce’s character; Makanaki might be making his way back to the big screens. According to Adetiba, the movie will hit the big screens later this year. King…

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Emirates Wine Tasting Event- First Ever In Nigeria

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, uncorked its finest wines at an event in Lagos, Nigeria to highlight its First and Business Class wine selection on board. It was the first of its kind in the highly valuable Nigerian market.  Emirates invested US$ 1 billion on its wine programme since 2006, working directly with top vineyards around the world. Each year, 2.2 million bottles of wine are consumed in First and Business Class and 2.6 million bottles in Economy Class. On board Emirates, 54% of the wine and champagne is…

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House of Reps pledges partnership with Nollywood

The House of Representatives will partner with the Nigerian film industry to make it perform optimally and boost government’s revenue, the Speaker of the House Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said. Gbajabiamila said the Nigerian film industry has come a long way and that all well-meaning Nigerians, especially governments at all levels, should support it for the betterment of the country. Describing the Nigerian film industry, popularly known as Nollywood, as a very critical industry, Gbajabiamila said he has been fascinated and impressed by the output of the industry over the…

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NdaniTV’s skinny girl in Transit is back for 6th season

NdaniTV has confirmed that everyone’s favorite show, Skinny Girl in Transit will in fact be back for a 6th season! The new season will see us following Tiwa and Mide on their journey as husband and wife, exploring the intricacies of their new lives. The show will also explore other story arcs, including Shalewa and Mohammed’s relationship. EVERYONE EXPECTS ANOTHER WEDDING! It sure promises to be a truly exciting season. Starring Abimbola Craig, Ayoola Ayolola, Sharon Ooja, Ngozi Nwosu, Timini Egbuson, and Chioma Okoli, Skinny Girl in Transit Season 6 premieres…

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Police image maker, Dolapo Badmus, denies fake news

The Zonal Image maker of the Nigeria Police, Zone 2 Command, Dolapo Badmus has refuted a report credited to her that “men can sue women who refuse to come to their house after sending transport fare. The said report by Dolapo Badmus alleged that she said such lawsuit is backed by Act 29:Section 132 of the criminal code and can attract a 5-year imprisonment sentence. The statement earlier attributed to the PRO reads; “Dear men, If a lady tells you to send her money for transport to come over and you send her…

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Billionaire Femi Otedola surprises daughter, Temi on set of Kunle Afolayan’s citation

Billionaire, Femi Otedola, has paid a surprise visit to the cast and crew of ‘Citation’, a new movie by award-winning filmmaker Kunle Afolayan. Otedola, who was at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, where the movie is currently being shot, noted that his mission was to see what the making of a film looks like, adding that his new interest would be to support the fast-growing Nigerian movie industry. The billionaire, whose daughter Temi, is playing a lead role in the college drama, was joined by another VIP visitor…

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FirstBank Powers Linda Ikeji TV for First Class Material

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its partnership with Linda Ikeji TV for the broadcast of the TV show, First Class Material. The show is billed to premiere on all FirstBank and Linda Ikeji TV platforms across the web and social media on Tuesday 26th November at 8am and reposted at 7pm same evening- Nigerian time First Class Material is a programme which aims to chronicle the success stories of Nigerians who are distinct and exemplary in their achievements and importantly, a testament to the greatness of the West African country.   …

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Busola Dakolo to appeal as court throws out rape case against COZA Pastor

Celebrity photographer Busola Dakolo who is also the wife of musician, Timi Dakolo has vowed to appeal the ruling of Justice Othman Musa of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja dismissing her rape allegation against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). According to a statement issued by her lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi “We have received several calls after the ruling of the high court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting at Bwari this morning seeking our view on the decision of the court, hence, this statement.“The court…

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Google’s honour for ‘Lioness of Lisabi’, Fela’s mother at 119

Olufunmilayo Ransom Kuti, iconic Egba woman leader and activist revered in her lifetime as ‘Lioness of Lisabi’ is being honoured today by Google with a doodle on what would have been her 119th birthday. Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900–1978) was a leading activist during Nigerian women’s anti-colonial struggles. She founded the Abeokuta Women’s Union, one of the most impressive women’s organizations of the twentieth century (with a membership estimated to have reached up to 20,000 women), which fought to protect and further the rights of women. Her very popular children; Beko, Olikoye…

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Tiwa Savage in big trouble

A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed November 5 for hearing in a suit filed by a Nigerian musician, Olumuyiwa Danladi a.k.a Danny Young, against a fellow musician, Tiwatope Savage, over alleged copyright infringement. In the suit, labelled FHC/L/CS/230/2019 and pending before Justice Mohammed Liman, Young is claiming N205 million in damages against Savage for allegedly, using his musical work titled ‘ONE’ without lawful authority. Also joined in the suit is Mavin Records, a Nigerian record label, founded by record artist, Don Jazzy, on May 8, 2012. The ‘Omo…

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Sanwo-Olu’s aide to speak @ 14th Lagos Ikeja City Awards

…Stakeholders gather to educate people on housing Come 8th Sunday, December, 2019, epoch making annual Lagos Ikeja City Award will hold. Contrary to the normal ritual of giving awards, there will be a seminar like discourse that will focus on housing; one of the major problems being faced by Lagosians.To make it unique,  Hon. Toke Benson Awoyinka Special Adviser to Executive Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu on housing will be the guest speaker, stakeholders in Real Estate and Housing range from individuals and Government experts will be there to…

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Davido dazzles Zlatan Ibile, Skibii, others with expensive jewelleries

Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer, David Adedeji Adeleke aka Davido, has deposited the sum of $100K (N36m) to purchase customised jewellery for Zlatan Ibile, Skibii and seven other members of his 30BG (30billion gang) The singer rewarded the Nigerian rapper, songwriter and dancer Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael aka Zlatan Ibile, who is also in the United States of America with a customized neck chain and 30 BG pendant. Zlatan got his gift from Davido after he attended the 40th birthday of the singer’s big brother and also met his dad,…

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Video: How I discovered my son was blind -Cobham’s wife

Amazing instrumentalist, Cobhams Asuquo’s wife, Ojuolape has shared that she didn’t know her son was born blind. In a recent interview, the mother of two stated that it was until four months after the birth of her son did it become evident that he was born visually impaired. However, the young man is fast taking over his father and is brilliant pianist Singer Cobhams Asuquo’s wife, Ojuolape has opened up about raising a visually-impaired son. While speaking in a recent interview, Ojuolape revealed that she didn’t know her son was visually-impaired until…

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Mercy is BBNaija winner, claims N60m prize

After 99 entertaining days, 26-year-old Mercy Eke has emerged winner of Big Brother Naija season four. Mercy was announced as the winner by Ebuka Obi Uchendu during the Live Finale show, which held on Sunday, October 6. Mercy defeated fellow housemates, Mike, Frodd, Omashola and Seyi to emerge the winner of the whopping N60 Million grand prize. Mercy remains one of the most talked-about housemates of Big Brother Naija season four..

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How Grand-father, Mobolaji Bank-Anthony abandoned us to suffer -Actress, Funmi Bank-Anthony laments

Funmi Bank-Anthony, a grand-daughter of the late philanthropist,  Sir Mobolaji Bank-Anthony has revealed her agony and frustration with her late grandfather who willed his 48 houses in Lagos to the motherless, as she talked about taking up the philanthropic course. It started with my grandfather, Sir Mobolaji Bank-Anthony. When he died, he wrote in his will that all his belongings be donated to the less privileged, even including the spoons.  He had about 48 houses in Lagos and he declared that all be given to the motherless (children) and that…

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Burna Boy’s ‘African Giant’ hits rooftop in UK

‘African Giant’, Burna Boy’s latest album, has become the highest-ranking African album ever. News Agency of Nigeria reports that the globally acclaimed album debuted at number 16 on the UK albums chart. The debut was announced by Official charts through their official Twitter account. They wrote @officialcharts, “Check out this week’s Official Albums Chart, featuring the Top 40 debut of @BurnaBoy with African Giant.” The Official Charts, which are compiled by the Official Charts Company, tabulate the relative weekly popularity of songs and albums in the UK, separating them into the…

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Tekno, Producer in police custody over Lekki van strippers

Popular musician, Augustine Kelechi, aka Tekno and his video producer, Lawal Tijani, are presently in the custody of State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Lagos, over the controversial Lekki half-naked strippers dancing van. They were reportedly invited by the Lagos State Police Command over the indecent act showing four half-naked strippers dancing seductively with Tekno in a display van in traffic around the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge last Friday night. The video clip, which had since gone viral on social media, was said to be part of a scene from Tekno’s unreleased…

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Video: “You should be happy that a man of God did this to you,” says COZA Pastor after rapping me -Dakolo’s wife

Busola, wife of soul singer Timi Dakolo, has revealed how she was raped as a teenager and what she was told thereafter by flamboyant Abuja based Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo. According to the popular singer’s wife, she was a 16-year-old in the Divine Delight Club at Ilorin, Kwara State; the precursor to Fatoyinbo’s Commonwealth of Zion Assembly when she said was groomed and raped by the pastor. Dakolo explained that as a member of the church, she was raped at two different times in a week…

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“The person sucking it ain’t complaining” -Tiwa Savage blasts fan who complained about her breast

Singer, Tiwa Savage has given a vicious response to an Instagram user who made a snag comment about her body on the Social media platform. The singer who recently got signed an exclusive global recording agreement with Universal Music Group, an international record label had taken to her official Instagram handle to post a picture of herself. The picture which she captioned: “Growing up didn’t see many chocolate superstars to look up to … we changing that narrative now” saw her fans taking to the comment section to express their…

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Big Trouble for Naira Marley’s as EFCC demands transaction history from Mastercard, Visa

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has written Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. to furnish it with details on credit cards used by musician, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley. The commission said the cards recovered from the artiste during his arrest were used for alleged identity theft and credit card fraud. According to court documents obtained by The PUNCH, the EFCC’s letters to Visa and Mastercard – titled, ‘Investigation Activities’ – were dated May 13, 2019, three days after it arrested Naira Marley. The letters were signed by the…

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Naira Marley remanded in prison for credit card fraud

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered that upcoming musician, Azeez Fashola, alias Naira Marley, be remanded in the prison custody. The judge made the remand order on Monday morning shortly after the musician was arraigned before him on 11 counts, bordering on credit card fraud. Naira Marley had pleaded not guilty to the cyber fraud charges pressed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The judge adjourned till May 30 to take the bail application filed by the defence counsel, Taiwo Oreagba,…

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Ambode says Lagos ready to take centre stage as Buhari commissions Lagos Theatre

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday declared open the new 500-seater Lagos Theatre in Oregun, Ikeja area of Lagos State for public use. The theatre is one of the five built by the state government in line with its vision to use entertainment, arts and culture to boost the state’s economy. The President, who arrived the venue at exactly 11:30a.m, after the inauguration was treated to a live dance performance by a young group of talented artists before taking his leave. Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode said the construction of similar theatres in…

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Peck Communications launches Evergreen Beauty Pageant

Miss Evergreen Beauty Pageant is a presentation of Peck Communication Services. The pageant seeks to offer a platform for ladies within the age of 16 to 28 to empower themselves. The pageant team will be visiting 10 African Countries globally to audition contestants to represent their countries at the global level, “Miss Evergreen African” The organiser Mariam Adegunwa said the event is not the regular type of pageant, its not about the facial beauty, skin color or tribe that stands as a criteria rather, it focus on how confident, poised…

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