Police intervene in Wizkid, Linda Ikeji feud

The Lagos State Police Command has intervened in the beef between celebrity blogger, Linda Ikeji and pop star,  Wizkid. Ikeji had filed a threat to life complaint against the singer after he publicly threatened to send his teenage cousin to beat her up. Confirming that the blogger lodged a complain, the police command’s spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent (SP) said the Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni has brokered peace between them. She said: “Yes, the command received a petition of threat to life from Linda Ikeji against Ayo Balogun. The CP has waded into the issue between Wizkid and Linda Ikeji. Alternative dispute resolution was used and the parties left in peace.” The social media feud between the duo climaxed after the blogger published a report that Wizkid was facing eviction problems from his supposed Lekki home. Angered by the report, the singer wrote a stinker about Ms. Ikeji, where he threatened to send his 16-year-old cousin...

Ekweremadu is not our anti-corruption ambassador – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has dismissed media reports  that Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has been appointed as the agency's Anti-Corruption ambassador. The EFCC in a statement disassociated itself from the purported recognition as it does not "award titles to individuals." Read the statement below: The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to some reports in the print and online media, on April 20, 2016 claiming that the anti-graft agency has decorated the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, as “Anti-Corruption Ambassador”. According to a statement issued to the Press by the Special Adviser to the Deputy Senate President, Uche Anichukwu, the purported decoration, was carried out by the EFCC National Assembly Liaison Officer, Suleiman Bakari who was quoted to have said: “ On behalf of my acting chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Mustafa Magu and the entire management and staff of the EFCC, decorate you as an Anti-...

Hugh Masekela to perform at the White House

Hugh Masekela is set to perform at the White House. The award winning composer will take the stage alongside an array of international performers for “Jazz at the White House,” an event to be hosted by President Barack Obama. The televised event is in commemoration of International Jazz Day. Other performers include Aretha Franklin, Marcus Miller, Dianne Reeves among others. International Jazz Day highlights the power of jazz as a force for freedom and creativity and promotes intercultural dialogue through respect and understanding for people across the world....

Tonye joins Iyanya’s Triple MG record label

Triple MG has a new first lady. Following the exit of Emma Nyra, Ubi Franklin and Iyanya have added “Ari Belema” crooner, Tonye to their music imprint. She joins the label's extensive roaster of performers including Tekno and Selebobo. Tonye is no stranger to the music scene. In 2015, she was nominated in the prestigious Nigeria Entertainment Awards. In 2013, the single left the United States and moved to Nigeria to start her music career....

Psquare, Davido bag Namibian Annual Music Awards nominations

The nominees for the 2016 Namibian Annual Music Awards have been announced and P-Square have grabbed a nomination in the Pan African Artiste category. This comes after the Nigerian duo officially settled and encouraged fans to support their individual projects. Also nominated in the category is Davido. The HKN boss has also been in the news for calling out an alleged family member for not supporting his new signee, Mayuorkun. Other musicians nominated in the Pan African category are Roberto from Zambia, AKA and Heavy K from South Africa....

Dasuki loses case to halt further prosecution

A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed an application by the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retd), seeking an order to discharge him of charges preferred against him and another order prohibiting the Federal Government from further prosecuting him. Justice Adeniyi Ademola, in a ruling, held that the application lacked merit as same contained prayers that were not granted by any court. This is the third ruling after two previous rulings of two other judges of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama, dismissing similar applications which was filed by Dasuki. However, Justice Ademola in a separate ruling, dismissed an application by the Federal Government seeking protection of its eleven listed witnesses for fear of being attacked. He held that the prosecution failed to establish the grounds for granting such application asking for permission to shield the identities of their witnesses during trial. Dasuki is facing a four count charge of...

#SarakiVsCCT : Prosecution witness admits not investigating some exhibits

A Prosecution Witness in the ongoing trial of the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki before the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja has admitted that some of the exhibits he tendered before the tribunal were not investigated by him or his team. Michael Wetkas conceded while being cross examined by the defense counsel, Kanu Agabi, that he did not investigate the petitions in Exhibits 11, 12 and 13. Exhibits 11,12 and 13 were petitions written by Kwara Freedom Network inviting the EFCC to investigate the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board and borrowings for projects? When further asked why he tendered documents he did not investigate, the witness said he did not tender the exhibits on his own but were tendered through him by the Prosecution. Also under cross examination, the witness admitted that investigating the assets declaration of the defendant did not form part of his schedule of duty. He also admitted that exhibits...

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