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EFCC Explains Naira Marley, Zalatan, Others’ Arrest

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The Economic and Finance Crimes Commission (EFCC) has explained why it arrest Naira Marley, real name Afeez Fashola. It also confirmed the arrest of Omoniyi Temidayo Rapheal, popularly knwn as Zlatan. Also arrested is Rahman Jago. The suspects are being held at the EFCC office in Lagos.
EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade in a statement on Friday said they were picked up in connection with alleged case of internet faud and money laundering. “intelligent report had also linked them to cyber crime offences. They were arrested alongside Tiamin Abdulrahman, Kayode Adewunmi, Adeyanju Moses and Abubakar Musa.
Their arrest followed an early morning raid on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 9 Gbangbola Street, Ikate, Lekki Lagos. “At the point of arrest, the commission found and recovered a number of items including laptops from the suspects, they have so far volunteered useful information about their involvement in alleged criminal activities even as investigations continued
Marley some days ago called on Nigerians to pray for Yahoo boys rather than condemn them. In a viral video, the ‘Issa Goal’ crooner said yahoo boys are the reason many circulates to common man. He has somehow become an advocate for cyber crime, popularly known as yahoo-yahoo as he even bashed other celebrities who tried to go against his views.
It all started when popular singer Simi discouraged yahoo boys from listening to her music, then Marley took it upon himself to call the singer out as well as raise yahoo boys. On one of his instagram live videos the singer urged Nigerians to pray for the yahoo boys because they make money circulate and not the politicians.
He said: “All you guys, all the money in your pocket, all the money you spend, you think it is the government that is making the money go round?, you better sit down and pray for yahoo boys, if they stop yahoo the more it will not pass you guys. The money will go like this, from Obasanjo to Tinubu, from Tinubu to Mr. Japa, you think, me I need yahoo?, I make money from my music.
Interestingly, despite Naira Marley’s views on fraud being controversial, the singer has several fans who support his message and he recently released a track titled “Am I a Yahoo Boy”? featuring Zlatan Ibile.
In other views, it was reported that Naira Marley called out Veteran rapper Rugged man for describing him as an upcoming artiste Marley went on instagram live to drag Ruggedman, in his out bursts he called the rapper a moron and addressed the rumour of him sleeping with 9ice’s wife which broke up their marriage.

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Kunle Afolayan’s Film ‘Citation’ Hits Cinemas, August

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Renowned film maker, Kunle Afolayan, has announced a prospective release date for his anticipated new feature film, ‘citation’, staring Temi Otedola.
Kunle’s sex for grades themed movie is gunning for an August 2020 theatrical release, the film maker confirmed this during a meeting live chat where he spoke extensively about the movie’s release.
He revealed that while the coronavirus pandemic may have affected productions, he is excited that his team had concluded primary photography before the coronavirus influenced lockdown.
“Thankfully we were able to complete the shooting of the film, we have also started post production before the entire COVID-19 started and we already have a hit, but because of the lockdown, things have slowed down.
The upcoming movie starring Temi Otedola, Jimemy Jeam Louis, Sadig Daba and Gabriel Afolayan will also be available on Netflix before the year runs out as confirmed by Afolayan who further revealed that he was already in talks with the American streamer.

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COVID-19: Emohua Monarch Cancels 116th Birthday Celebration

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Following the current global Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world, the monarch of Emohua Clan in Emohua Local Government Area (EMOLGA), Rivers State, His Royal Majesty V.C.B. Okor, (Mgbo XII) has cancelled his 116th Birthday celebration in compliance with the state government’s ban on social gathering to prevent the spread of the deadly virus in the community.
In his birthday message to the people of the area, the monarch urged them to celebrate the birthday in their houses and abide by the various measures government has put in place to prevent the spread of the virus and stay safe.
The monarch who spoke through his son, Prince (Amb) Chigozi Okor noted that he is happy with the level of compliance and improved hygiene among the people, as they had been properly informed and sensitised on the dangers of non compliance by the town crier and health officials.
Eze VCB Okor commended the governor of the state for the various measures he put in place to curb the spread of the virus in the state. He noted that the temporary measures were taken in good faith to protect the lives of the people as he called for fervent prayer for God’s intervention and solution to the ravaging pandemic.
He called on the state and local governments to extend their palliative measures to the people of the community to cushion the effects of the lockdown.
The monarch thanked the Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, (Engr) Emeka Woke and Ohna Sergeant Awuse for ensuring security and peaceful coexistence in the community.

 

Jacob Obinna

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Multi Choice Rewards Customers With Package Upgrade

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DSTV and GOTV subscribers who have fully paid their subscriptions will enjoy an upgrade at no cost. The leading video entertainment company, multi choice Nigeria which made the announcement, Monday said it is part of its commitment to lessen the impact of the ongoing social economic crisis due to COVID-19.
“It is our priority to put customers at the heart of everything we do”, said the company’s chief customer service officer, Martin Mabutho.
“And in line with our mission to make great entertainment available even during the most trying of times. We are giving our loyal and valued customers base a chance to experience a wider range of the quality content we carry on our other packages. This is our token of appreciation for their continued support”, Mabutho said.
According to him, starting on Monday, April 20, DSTV customers on DSTV Compact Plus, Compact, Confarm, Family, Yanga and Access who pay for their current package or reconnect will be up graded to a higher package.
He added that this would afford them the opportunity of experiencing a wider viewing experience. DSTV Access Customers will have access to international shows on real time, Nollywood on Africa Magic Epic and Rok 2.
Mabutho stated that subscribers on the family bouquet will have access to movies and TV on TNT Africa and BET Customers on the compact package will have access to international and local entertainment on I Magic, Africa Magic Showcase and M-net movies Premiere and Comedy Central.
For GOTV customers, he said the offer will be available to GOTV Jollc, GOTV Plus GOTV Jinga, Value and Life Packages.
This provides GOTV lite and value customers access to E! Entertainment, FOX life and PBS, adding that GOTV Plus Customers will have more programmes on the GOTV Jollc Package such as CBS Reality and TNT Africa.
While GOTV Jollc customers will enjoy 75 channels options available on GOTV Max like BET, Starlife, Discovery ID and Cartoon Network.

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