A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed December 17 2018, to hear a winding up petition by Vacant Board Limited against sponsors of Big Brother Naija (BBN) Reality TV show, Pay Porte Global System Limited, Justice Ayokunle Faji fixed the date for hearing after granting a motion by the respondents seeking to regularise its processes.
At the hearing, Yemi Fajuyitan appeared for the petitioner, while Ovoke Borldokor appeared for the respondent. |Mr. Borldokor informed the court of his motion seeking an extension of time to file his reply to the petition. This application for regularisation was not opposed by the council to the petitioner.
The council to the petitioner also informed the court that he had filed his written replies as well as counter affidavit for the regularisation. While fixing December 17 2018, for hearing of the suit, the petitioner had filed a debt recovery suit against Pay Porte because a Lagos. High court in 2015 had in its judgement delivered on May 27, 2016 awarded the sum of N23.1 million against pay Porte in favour of the petitioner.
It was however, said that on February 27, 2017, the respondent made a part Payment of N5 million leaving a balance of N17.1 million which it had failed to liquidate till date inspite of several demand letters.
The petitioner therefore filed a winding up petition before the Federal High Court on December 29, 2017 asking the court to wind up the company.
Meanwhile, in its notice of preliminary objection on April 25, the respondent challenged the jurisdiction of the court to entertain or even hear the petition. The council to the respondent, Ogedi Ogu, held that the said petition for winding up failed to comply with the provisions of sections 5 and 6 of the companies winding up rules 2011.
He argued that no summon was filed by the petitioners, issued or sealed in respect of such petition adding that the failure rendered the petition nill and void. He said that the failure of the petitioner to file and serve the summons before the commencement of the winding up suit robbed the court of jurisdiction to hear the suit as same cannot be competently activated in the petition as presently constituted.
payPorte therefore contends that the court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the petitioner’s suit as same is defective bad in law, null and void and an abuse of suit be dismissed with substantial cost awarded against the petitioner.
BBNaija 2020: Ka3ina, Lilo Become First Housemates To Be Evicted
Ka3ina and Lilo last Sunday became the first housemates to be evicted from the BBNaija ‘Lockdown’ house.
There was a twist in the eviction show for this year as eviction power is taken away from the viewers and left the fate of the nominated contestants in the hands of their fellow contestants.
The host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, further shocked the house when he announced that it was going to be a double eviction. He said this after unveiling Lilo, Eric, Ka3ina, and Praise as the least voted housemates of the week.
Biggie also said this year, all the housemates except the head of the house and deputy will be up for eviction every week, hence, the viewers need to constantly vote to keep their favourite contestant in the house.
For Lilo and Ka3ina, the higher majority voted out Ka3ina and Lilo, who Ebuka announced as the first Lockdown housemates to leave the show.
Lilo is a 23-year-old dietitian based in Lagos, Nigeria. Lilo, as she prefers to be known, is also an entrepreneur and describes herself as “a product of God’s grace”.
Lilo hails from Ibadan, Oyo State, where she attended the Vale College, Ibadan, and graduated from Babcock University in 2018 where she studied food and nutrition.
Kate “Ka3ina” Jones (26) is an entrepreneur from Rivers, Nigeria. She describes herself as a strong woman who wants more from life. Her dream is to be famous and own the biggest luxury fashion brand in the world.
Monarch Calls For Tourism Development In EMOLGA
As the good people of Emohua community in Emohua Local Government Area (MOLGA), Rivers State celebrate the return of peace and harmony in the area, the monarch, His Royal Majesty (HRM), Eze Amb VCB Okor, (Mgbo XII) has appealed to the state government to consider the development of the abundant tourism potentials in the area in order to boost economic activities and generate employment for the youths.
The monarch who stated this during a recent interview with The Tide Entertainment in his palace at Rumuche, – Emohua, disclosed that the community is blessed with historic tourist sites such as beaches, artifacts and rivers which include the Oduoha, Isiodu and Ogbaizari beaches, the new Calabar River, ancient markets and historic land marks among others which he said are tourist attractions that could be harnessed.
He called on investors to utilize the opportunity of the peaceful and enabling environment to invest in the community. He said as a community that is known for her legendary hospitality, conducive weather and arable land, good returns on investment is guaranteed”.
Eze VCB Okor noted that the people of Emohua are reaping the dividends of the peaceful co-existence as it has ushered in a new dawn of development and prosperity as well as security of lives and property. He lauded the financial support and selfless sacrifices of Ohna Sergent Awuse and Ihiechi Olomi who championed the peace process. He urged other well meaning sons and daughters of the community to emulate their benevolence and philanthropic gestures.
The Emohua monach also commended Governor Nyesom Wike on his developmental strides which have transformed the state and restored the lost garden city status of Port Harcourt. He also thanked the governor for carrying illustrious sons and daughters of the community along in his administration as well as his road projects and other developmental initiatives which have given the community a face lift.
PH Fans Celebrate 50 Cent @ 45
American rap star, Curtis James Jackson III, popularly known as 50 cent who hails from Queens, New York City, United States of America, who clocked 45 years recently has been celebrated by some of his devoted fans in Port Harcourt.
According to one of the fans, Maxwell Chinedu, popularly known as ‘Maximum’ who spoke with The Tide in a recent interview, ’50 cent is a role model who has inspired many youths through his exploits in the entertainment clan.
He described him as a “pride of the black race” in America as he has achieved a lot within his 45 years of existence on earth; while another fan, Princewill Reuben, a Port Harcourt based upcoming artiste said, 50 cent inspires him in the music industry as he draws inspiration from his achievements which he described as unprecedented. 50 cent also known as Ferrari F. 50 in the music industry shot to fame when he was discovered by legendary rapper Eminem back in 2002. He became one of the world’s best rappers and rose to prominence with his album titled ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’. It was produced by Dr Dre. The album was released on February 6, 2003. One of the most-famous songs in the album was in ‘Da clu’b.
50 cent has won several awards including a Grammy Award, 13 Billboard music awards, six world music awards, three American music Awards and four Bet Awards. The veteran rap star has sold over 30 million albums worldwide during his career and was ranked the sixth best rapper (behind Eminem and Nelly) by Billboard.
F 50 has also appeared in the semi autobiographcal film, ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin (2005) the Iraq war film home of the Brave (2006) Rigteous kill (2008) and Den of thieves etc. He is also the executive producer of power on starz and for life on ABC Net work.
He also gained a lot of accolades from his performance in power, he played the role of gang star who was among those who posed a threat to the main character ‘Ghost’ played by actor Omari Harwick.
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