Bobrisky sentenced to six months imprisonment for Naira abuse

Controversial crossdresser, Idris Olarewaju Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment without the option of a fine for abusing the naira by the Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday. Justice Abimbola Awogboro, while sentencing the convict, said the judgment would be a deterrent to others who are found abusing and mutilating the naira. Before the sentence, the judge asked about his sex, and he quickly replied that he was a man. The judge ruled that the jail term commenced on March 24, 2024, the…

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Panel to rule over Nigerian doctor’s exchange of free treatment for sex with patient in UK

The Medical Tribunal Practitioners Service, MPTS, in Britain is to rule later this month if a UK-based cosmetic doctor of Nigerian descent, Oluwafemi ‘Tijion’ Esho should continue to practice in the country for allegedly exchanging free botox for sex with a patient. Botox injections are shots that use a toxin to prevent a muscle from moving for a limited time. The treatment is used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. Esho, who has been featured on several popular TV programmes, was said to have admitted to an improper emotional…

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Court grants Emefiele N50m bail

Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has been granted bail in the sum of N50 million by a high court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos. In his ruling on the bail application on Friday, the judge, Rahmon Oshodi, admitted Emefiele on bail with two sureties in like sum. Recall that Emefiele is facing trial in Lagos on a 26-count charge bordering on abuse of office. Emefiele had ealier pleaded not guilty to a 26-count charge bordering on abuse of office brought against him by the Economic…

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Lagos monarch denies fathering late Mohbad’s son

The Elegushi of the IkateElegushi Kingdom, Lagos State, Oba Saheed Elegushi, has refuted rumours accusing him of being the father of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, also known as Mohbad’s son, Liam Aloba, as the controversy surrounding the death of the late singer and the paternity of his son continues to escalate. The monarch, in a statement through his media consultant, Deyemi Saka, described the insinuations by some social media users that he could have fathered the son of the late singer as a desperate attempt to tarnish his reputation…

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Covenant University ranked best university in Nigeria for the second time, beats UI, FUTA

Covenant University has been ranked above the University of Ibadan and the Federal University of Technology, Akure, as the best university in Nigeria for the second time, according to Times Higher Education‘s 2024 rating. Analysis of the latest ranking on Thursday showed that the university based in Ota, Ogun State, is among the top 1,000 universities in the world. The 801st-ranked university in the world first gained prominence in 2018 after it got the prize for the best university in Nigeria and the sixth-best university overall. The University of Ibadan…

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Channels TV reporter kidnapped in Rivers, N30m ransom demanded

Mr Joshua Rogers, a journalist and reporter with Channels Television, was on Thursday night kidnapped by Gunmen at his residence in Rumuosi in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. Rogers, who covers the Rivers State Government House for his organisation, was reportedly trailed after he closed from work to his residence. The miscreants accosted him before he alighted from his car, pointed a gun at him and whisked him along with his vehicle off to an unknown destination at about 9 pm. A source who said he doesn’t want…

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Lagos monarch, Osolo of Isolo dies at 64

Oba Kabiru Alani Adelaja Agbabiaka, Adeola Olushi III, the paramount ruler of Isolo Kingdom, is dead. The monarch, aged 64, passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, April 10, 2024, shortly after observing Eid prayers. The Executive Chairman, Isolo Local Council Development Area, LCDA, Olasoju Adebayo, announced the death in a statement he personally signed. The statement reads: “I have the instruction of the Executive Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-olu, to formally announce the passing of the paramount ruler of Isolo Kingdom, Oba Kabiru…

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Nollywood actor Junior Pope dies in boat mishap

Nollywood actor, Junior Pope, and three crew members have lost their lives following a tragic boat accident. The Actors Guild of Nigeria has subsequently stopped all film productions involving riverine areas and boat rides. The guild’s President, Ejezie Rollas, disclosed this in a circular dated April 11, 2024 and posted on social media on Thursday. Additionally, actors are barred from participating in any film produced by Adanma Luke until further notice. Luke is the producer of the movie titled “The other side of life,” in which Junior Pope was starring…

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Ogunbanjo’s family sues charter company over helicopter crash

The family of the late former Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, who was killed in a Southern California helicopter crash in February filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, against the US helicopter company. The former Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, Dr Herbert Wigwe, his wife and son were also onboard the ill-fated helicopter. The Ogunbanjo family stated that the flight should have been grounded because of treacherous weather. In February, Wigwe, his wife and his son died following a helicopter crash in California near the Nevada border,…

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Looted funds: EFCC recovers N30bn from humanitarian ministry

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered over N30bn from the N37,170, 855,753.44 allegedly laundered in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs under the former minister, Sadiya Umar-Farouk. Sources in the anti-graft agency said the commission had also uncovered over N500m from the scam associated with Umar-Farouk’s successor, Betta Edu, who was recently suspended by President Bola Tinubu. N37,170,855,753.44 was reportedly transferred from government coffers and sent to 38 different bank accounts domiciled in five legacy commercial banks belonging to or connected with a contractor, James Okwete. It was gathered…

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