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EFCC files 11 charges against Naira Marley-Official

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has preferred 11 charges bordering on fraud against Nigerian musician, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, for alleged credit card fraud.

The musician effectively risks seven years in jail if found guilty in accordance with Section 33 (2) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015.

Some of the credit cards, according to the EFCC, bore the names- Nicole Louise Malyon, and Timea Fedorne Tatar.

The alleged crimes were in contravention of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act and the Cyber Crimes Act.

The charges read in part, “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and Raze (still at large), on or about the 11th day of December 2018, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, conspired amongst yourselves to use access card 191132 issued to persons other than you in a bid to obtain gain and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27(1)(b) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015 and punishable under Section 33(2) of the Same Act.

“That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and Raze (still at large), on or about the 10th day of May, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, with intent to defraud possessed counterfeit card 57431 issued to Timea FedorneTatar and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 33(9) of Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015.”

The controversial singer, who was detained on May 10, has repeatedly praised internet fraudsters, popularly called Yahoo boys, in his songs and on social media.

NAN reports that Naira Marley was arrested alongside his friend and fellow musician, Zlatan Ibile who was released on Wednesday.

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Winners emerge at 2019 Hi-Life Fest

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Winners on Wednesday emerged at the 2019 edition of Hi-Life Fest organised by Life Continental Lager Beer, a brand from the stable of Nigerian Breweries Plc.

Nigeria News Agency reports that Charles Chijioke emerged the 2019 Hi-Life Music King in the singing category with a prize of Five million naira at the event in Onitsha, Anambra.

The first runner-up, Frank Onyeka received Two million naira, while the second runner-up, Umunnakwe Nwajiaku got one million naira cash prize after two months of exciting musical events across Awka, Asaba, Onitsha, Enugu and Port Harcourt.

In the dancing category, Ofu Obi emerged winner with two million reward, Aka Mmaramma came second, while Mega Star wash third with one million naira and N500, 000 received as reward respectively.

Mr Omotunde Adenusi, the Portfolio Manager – Mainstream Brands, NB Plc. expressed happiness on the success of the competition.

Adenusi said Life beer, through the competition had created a bond with the people of South-East and South-South regions mostly for their talents in high life music.

“The competition by Life Lager, now in its third year, is all about progress.

“To give these talented acts a platform to showcase their talents in high life music and cultural dance has been a thing of joy to us.

“We believe that everyone, who participated in this show is a winner and we look forward to seeing how they progress in their careers.

“We also thank our loyal consumers for constantly coming out to support our contestants.

“We have thoroughly enjoyed sharing with our consumers and they can expect more of these in the coming years,”he said.

In his remarks, the 2019 Hi-Life king, Chijioke expressed joy over his emergence and dedicated his victory to God, his family and everyone who supported him.

“I am lost for words; this is definitely the happiest day of my life and I am so grateful to Life Lager,” he said.

NAN reports that the grand finale also witnessed performances by Music stars KCEE, Onyeka Onwenu and Phyno.

The judges include actor/singer – David Jones David, renowned dance instructor – Dr Jude Akaz, high life legend – Bright Chimezie, and Nigerian music icon, Onyeka Onwenu.

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Stress:  Comedy has become palliatives – Koffi

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Comedy is a veritable  tool to reduce tension and improve the health of the people, a renowned comedian, Idowu Nuel, (a.k.a Koffi), said on Wednesday.

“At present in Nigeria as it is in some other climes, there is tense economic atmosphere which is adversely affecting people physically, mentally and financially.

“People’s health is declining due to stress and pressure.

“Improved diet, exercise and humour have become palliatives to get over this,” Nuel told the Nigeria News Agency in Lagos.

He said that laughing regularly would keep one relaxed in spite of harsh economic condition.

According to Koffi, doctors now advise patients to laugh more to reduce tension.

He advised upcoming comedians to choose their words carefully when cracking jokes, adding that they should use satires with caution.

“In the past, cartoon strips in newspapers served as sarcasm and satire and it was well understood and accepted.

“Lately, people are more sensitive and take everything personal; so I personally don’t even try to get entangled in satires.

“As much as I like to deliver intelligent materials, I know the boundaries; hence, I advise others to tread with caution,” he said.

He advised the youth not to relent in efforts to strive toward perfection in the careers.

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Davido pulls stunning performance with 50 Cent

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BBNaija: Enkay apologises for ‘maltreating’ Cindy

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Recently evicted Big Brother Naija, pepper Dem housemate, Nkechinyere Ede popularly known as Enkay has tendered an apology to fans over her actions towards Cindy while in the Big brother House.

Nigeria News Agency, reports that Cindy had approached Enkay to join her in a Ludo game, but Enkay refused and instead chose to play alone.

Fans described Enkays action as `condescending” and did not take kindly.

She tendered the apology in a live video shared via her Instagram handle @Eukay on Tuesday saying she was not a condescending person.

NAN reports that during the eviction which held on Sunday, Enkay told Ebuka Uchendu-Obi, the host of the show that she love Cindy very much and they were jolly good friends.

The 25 years old fashion designer explained that she did not intentionally reject or look down on Cindy while in the house as being perceived by fans of the show.

“My attitude to Cindy was just a misunderstanding, it was absolutely nothing personal.

“I am not a condescending person, I will never look down on anyone, I am as humble as I can be.

“I apologise to anyone that felt I did try to look down on Cindy,”she said.

The incident won fans sympathy votes for Cindy to the detriment of Enkay, who was evicted on Sunday, scoring the lowest votes of 0.88% .

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Celebrity Couple Jamie Foxx, Katie Holms split

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Celebrity Couple Jamie Foxx, Katie Holms split

Hollywood Celebrity couple,Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have both ended their six years relationship joining the growing list of celebrities in Hollywood whose relationship has collapsed in the last year.

The oscar winner was recently spotted holding hands with singer Sela Vave outside of a nightclub in West Hollywood.

The duo had been together since 2013, though they never officially confirmed their relationship

Kattie Holmes revealeed that she doesn’t really care about what Jamie does with his life as they haven’t been together for months now.

The  former couple started dating back in 2013 ,a year after she ended her marriage to Tom Cruise.

The duo kept their relationship away from the prying eyes of the public.

Even though they tried keeping their relationship away from the public, it was a known fact they were in an exclusive relationship.

However,the Celebrity couple finally appeared together in public for the first time at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammys Gala in New York in 2018, and they walked a red carpet together for the first time at the Met Ball in May.

Meanwhile,  Foxx had in June said that things were “,going swimmingly” and the couple were making long distance work, though that’s clearly not the case anymore.

They have frequently shut down engagement rumors over the years, and will now go their separate ways.

 They join the growing list of celebrities in Hollywood whose relationship has collapsed in the last year

Edited by Ekemini Ladejobi

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