Friday, 19 July 2019

Akin Alabi calls out Jumia Nigeria for listing his book on their platform without his permission

Entrepreneur, Investor and lawmaker, Akin Alabi has called out Jumia Nigeria for listing his book on their platform without his permission. He called them out on Twitter writing;

''Dear @JumiaNigeria. What’s your mode of operation like? I can’t remember listing my book on your platform.''

Wendy Williams wears massive tiara to celebrate her 55th birthday

Wendy Williams beamed as she was snapped heading to Serendipity in her native New York City last night, in celebration of her 55th birthday.

The New York native topped things off with a massive tiara as she donned a black shoulder-less ball gown.

The talk show host rounded out her birthday ensemble with black and white sneakers, a black purse and multiple necklaces, including one with her W initial.

Eddie Murphy 'in talks with Netflix to sign comedy deal worth $70m' as he prepares a comeback

Eddie Murphy is reportedly set for a huge payday from Netflix who are eager to sign him to their comedy roster.

According to TMZ, the actor, 58, is eager to return to his stand-up comedy roots and is negotiating a deal worth around $70million for an undisclosed number of specials.

Such a large sum of money is in line with what other top-dollar comedians have been paid by the streaming giant in the past.

Dave Chapelle was paid $60million for three stand-up specials on Netflix while Chris Rock was paid $40million for two specials.

Nicki Minaj to sign Ghanaian singer Nana Fofie

American rapper Nicki Minaj has revealed plans to sign Holland-based Ghanaian artiste Nana Fofie to her label.

The rapper made this known in an Instagram post after reposting a video of the singer doing her version of the  Megatron challenge.

Nicki mentioned how impressed she has been with Nana Fofie’s talent since last year after listening to the singer’s cover of Runtown’s ‘Mad Over You’ song.

Nicki Minaj wrote after sharing the singer’s video: “GHANA STAND UP!!!! #megatronchallenge This is my baby @nanafofiee. I always talk about her on Queen Radio. You can thank me later. She’s not a rapper. She’s a singer/songwriter & I can’t wait for her to be apart or my label. Her song Odo is I played her “mad over you mashup” on my ig while I was on vacation in Turks. Me & Bae LOVEEEEE HER MUSIC. She opened for me in Europe as well.”

Known as the ‘Mash-Up Queen,’ Nana Fofie who couldn’t hide her excitement replied the rapper. she wrote: “I love you @nickiminaj and i would be HONORED to be a part of your LABEL ”

Lydia Forson Goes Gangster In This Pix

Ghanaian actress, women empowerment and gender equality advocate, Lydia Forson has gone gangster in this photo and we are wondering if that’s what women empowerment is about.

Lydia Forson in her gangster state says she should be referred to as “Don Lydiano”.

In the photo, Lydia Forson is seen exhibiting her smoking skills ─ apparently, to let her fans know how versatile she is as an actress.

Ghanaians Are Experts In Pulling People Down But Can’t Push People Up – Yvonne Nelson

Ghanaians do not like in helping others up but are only interested in pulling them down, actress Yvonne Nelson has opined.

The mother of one, in a post on twitter, said Ghanaians are not good at pushing people up at all.

She tweeted: “Majority of Ghanaians lack the ability to push people up!”

It’s a cliche we always hear about, and whilst it can be true in some circumstances, those who often say that are always doing so because they didn’t like some criticism levelled at them.

If Shatta Wale does something silly and you point it out, they say you’re pulling him down instead of simply levelling legitimate critique.

The world is not built to revolve around celebrities and always tell them what they want to hear.

West Brom striker Salomon Rondon follows Rafael Benitez to China

West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon has followed Rafael Benitez to China to join his former Newcastle United manager at Super League side Dalian Yifang.

The 29-year-old has moved for an undisclosed fee.

Venezuela international Rondon spent last season on loan with the Magpies and scored 11 goals in 33 appearances.

He signed for the Baggies in the summer of 2015, playing 120 games and scoring 28 goals.

Vera Sidika confesses that Veetox tea fetches way more money than her skin color or club appearances

Melanin popping socialite, Vera Sidika discloses sources of her wealth after masses speculated she might be turning broke gradually.

Apparently, Vera Sidika´s change to her original skin tone might be a result of the high maintenance cost that she can no longer keep up with.

Her lighter complexion might have been too expensive for her to afford.

In comparison to sticking to her original bathing suit complexion that she does not need to keep up with.

    Some claimed that I was broke so I couldn’t afford to maintain myself, I have businesses honey so I am good…

    It was a one-off thing [the skin lightening procedure] so people who are saying that I’m broke maybe think that I get to do this every day but it’s not the case.

During a recent interview with Clouds FM, the businesswoman disclosed a myriad sources of income for her including:

    Making club appearances is a side hustle, I also have Veetox and a beauty Parlour. Veetox is really big because I have no competition.

    Veetox gets sold out every other time and I don’t even push it as much because it markets itself through word of mouth.

    I sell it not only in Kenya but other parts of Africa. I have in Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria and I’m getting into Ghana soon.

At Ksh 3,000 a pack, one can easily purchase the beauty´s Veetox tea with club appearances tuning into the range of Ksh 200,000-600,000.

    When I’m in Kenya, my club appearance fee is different from Tanzania, Uganda or going to China or Malaysia or even the USA.

    Because when I travel to America to host an event I consider it’s like 25-hour flight, so that’s like a whole day wasted,

    then you just won’t just do the club appearance and leave you have to rest for like 3 days.

    International shows are more expensive.

    My international fee is from 6,000 dollars (Ksh600, 000) upwards, the promoter purchases a first class ticket and books me into a 5-star hotel.

    When it’s a show in East Africa I am a bit more flexible since it’s about an hour’s flight so I charge at least 3,000 dollars and locally in Nairobi I charge 2,000 dollars.

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Kenyan lady begging Psquare's Paul Okoye on Instagram to sponsor US fun trip says she's going to kill him since he refused

P-Square singer Paul Okoye took to social media a while back to claim that a Kenyan lady has been pressuring him to finance her US trip which she plans to go have fun.

The singer shared the screenshots of the lady who was asking him to sponsor his education and trip to the US. Okoye, who is married and has two kids, refused.

It seems the lady has now returned yet again to the singer’s DM and now claims she’ll kill him because he rejected his offer.

The woman, who goes by the name Morah, used her mother’s Instagram account to DM Paul.

“Paul Okoye, u r too late. Snc u didn’t cm thru to gv me wat I want & snc u r also evil:- I morah will kill u, just like I’ll kill other evil ppl. God wants u & other evil ppl dead. U just won’t know ur death days. Keep ur evil, dirty, bloody money to urself. Go to hell paul Okoye.” she texted him again.

Here’s the full chat.

King Bae puts a ring on it and gives Zari a mansion in her name

Diamond Platnumz´s babymama, Zari Hassan says ´Yes´ to King Bae in a South Africa private ceremony.

Having been introduced to the Gentleman in her life as Uncle, King Bae, Mr M, Papichullo and any other tag you might have come across, the two were serious about each other.

Down in South Africa, Zari wedded King Bae in a private affair with a close ally to the Boss Lady revealing it on social media, Zodwa Mkandla.

Ms Zodwa congratulates the 41-year old mother for the added step in her life and for officiating her relationship with Mr M.

Well done my friend am proud of you @zarithebosslady#Mrs KingBae. Welcome to our family mr M.

In yet another of her posts, Zodwa shares a video of Zari flaunting an expensive wedding ring, prove of their legal marriage, captioning:

    It is done guys @zarithebosslady


Fellow single mother of 5, Madam Boss Akothee congratulated her close ally for the achievement lovingly expressing:

    Kongole my chwity❤, please teach me how to be humble and quiet , this my noise is not helping me πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚,

    I scare potential husbands πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚, see my life ooohh ,

    I AM proud of you my Lady Congratulations @zarithebosslady wait my visa is out soon πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ,

    the baby should wait too , mbuzi kala mkeka wambea hapa vizeee?

And to confirm it all, this is Zari hassan´s response to Akothee:

    Thanks darling, cant wait for you to get here. So much to talk about.

Unfortunately, the East of Africa does not think this was lawful in the first place but there is a different kind of law in South Africa.

In South Africa,, a wedding is conducted in the home affairs department, get your ring on and your marriage certificate signed.

With 2-4 witnesses as a standard and it becomes official! Zodwa Mkandla was with no doubt among the 4 witnesses.

Thereafter, celebration parties are conducted according to one´s preference.

This is entirely different to her former in-law land, Chibu´s bongo land where weddings without celebrations are not considered weddings.

Meanwhile, in Uganda, they consider this, what they call a ´civil marriage´.

It is no surprise that it actually happened having hardly months ago revealed that come the 18th of July 2019, the two are set to have their nuptials, commemorating ¨Nelson Mandela¨ day.

That is not all, because Mr M will always come in double package. She got a ring on it and a mansion to live in as Mrs M, spot on!

With Akothee slamming:

    Babe they dint see it coming πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ cheers to the 2 major moves , Another mansion in your name and a ring on top πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ with 5 kids ,and lookingvlike a teenager, ,

    I always warn people to mind their business they don’t listen, see nowπŸ€”πŸ˜‚πŸ€£,

    tonight some men will not have sex, the bitterness in their women πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚, they go buy viosks today today , bikos zarina Tale Got a mansion πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    LANES MY FUEND LANES🎷 WOMEN EMPOWERMENT , dont even show them bae.

    The legs and waist is enough for us , the face is for you πŸ”‰πŸ”ŠπŸ”‰πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ , hide the white ball for dem hiiiiiideeee πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚,

As Zari Hassan cites:

    God is not done with me…. I’ll be a testimony one day. I’ll be in history books too

Thursday, 18 July 2019

I Use My Body To Get What I Want – Rapper Eno Barony Reveals

Rapper Eno Barony has revealed in an interview with Abeiku Santana on UTV’s “ATUU” show that she uses her body to get what she wants.

Eno Barony stated without mincing words that she believes she’s got a banging body and since there’s the popular saying that “use what you have to get what you want” her body gets her what she wants.

According to Eno Barony, her God-given ‘assets’ are part of her marketing strategy to get her what she wants as a female rapper in the highly competitive music industry.

She disclosed this in the video teaser of the main interview which will be aired on Sunday.

Watch the teaser below.

‘I Will Humble Myself To Jay-Z And Polish His Shoes Even If He Tells Me To’ — Shatta Wale Reveals

A king in a ‘village’ like Ghana could be nothing but just a slave to another in a country like the USA when their powers are being compared. The case of Shatta Wale and Jay-Z.

Shatta Wale has been making noise in our ears tagging himself as the richest and champion among Ghanaian artistes but he has seen that there is someone who is richer than him. That’s Jay-Z, the American rapper.

Shatta Wale has revealed in an interview that he will humble himself the very day he sees Jay-Z.

“As for her husband Jay-Z, I will kiss him when I meet him and probably polish his shoes. Ghanaians Should wait and see what would happen When I Join Beyonce on her World Tour,” he said in an interview.

Unknown Man Sprays Money On Efia Odo As She Dances To Celebrate Her Birthday

Today, July 18, 2019, happens to be the birthday of our one and only slay queen, Efia Odo and she is celebrating it big.

In a video posted on her Instagram page, Efia Odo is seen dancing and shaking her butts whiles one dude sprays cash on her banging body.

Birthday messages are flying from all angles as Efia Odo celebrates her birthday today.

She posted the video with the caption;

“I’m not good at celebrating my bday, im usually working or eating pizza lol but this year it’s different. I’m surrounded by so many people who have my best interest at heart. I see all the messages and I wish I can respond to all. I love you guys so much, your messages alone lighten up my face. Thank you guys I love you sooo much”.

Actress Irene Uwoya summoned by BASATA after ‘making it rain’ on journalist

Tanzanian actress Irene Uwoya has been summoned by BASATA (Baraza La Sanaa Tanzania) following her recent act of throwing money to journalists.

Uwoya “made it rain” with money during a press briefing recently and some were not happy. She almost caused a stampede at Hyatt Regency on Monday, July 15 after she started throwing money to journalists after a press conference.

According to Global Publishers, BASATA ordered the controversial actress to avail herself at its offices on Wednesday, July 17.

We are not sure what disciplinary measures will be taken but the authority wants her to answer questions on why she caused a commotion during a recent press conference.

The summon comes just hours after the actress offered a public apology on social media saying that she didn’t mean any harm when she threw the money.

She wrote:

'My brothers journalists, today in a press conference in Swahili Inflix and our journalists I decided to give money to the style of care.
Some of you have been offended by the act and I am very pleased I did not have a bad attitude on you, personally I love journalists as you are very important people in the community.

I did not do it with the purpose of humiliating it as it was translated. If my heart was filled with love and joy that passed through, I saw that I could share with you the same kind of care for money, because often you have been important people in the work and all things about our art and society. generally.
And some of the authors who unfortunately destroyed their equipment when picking up my thanks (money) I ask you to be pleased with me and forgive me very much for the challenge.
Also about my brothers authors requesting to wear the suit I had a good idea that in your daily meetings we prefer the day of 31st August at our show organized by Swahili Infilix that will bring a great revolution and the greatest growth of our local films we wish to see all you are in a uniform that will identify them in a very special manner with our idea we have put on a suit and you will really be more interesting and more common than we have ever met. I love you very much because no one would like to thank you and thank you very much. .
Thank you very much.'

Huddah Monroe fires shots at slayqueens without brains – I can´t have an intelligent conversation with you

Kenyan socialite, Huddah Monroe bashes slay queens who´ve got money but no brains.

According to her, she´s got the height, and the brains to be where she is now and does not need cheap gossip talks about other girls.

Because her kind of small talks, are 99% all about men´s d**ks, and that is what she wants to talk about all day and night.

Adding to fact that she has no competition in the circles of women.

However, woe to her if she does not draw the line about what kind of girlfriends she hangs out with.

Flaunting how her kind of gals are intellectuals and street smart, name it! Before shading girls who think they are her type; sitting pretty with no added sauce.

And that´s just not her ´thing´.

Up on social media, she pens:

    As a woman, I HATE gossip, coz that’s giving life to what you don’t like.

    I don’t like talking about people esp women coz I have NO COMPETITION. I’m my own competition.

    If I can’t have an intelligent conversation with you. Let’s talk about d*ck. I love d*ck talks too much, they cover 99% of my gossip sessions.

    And helps avoid small talks.

Before clarifying:

    All my gals are intellectuals. Street smart.

    They are in Law, medicine, entrepreneurs, business moguls, that’s why I don’t post them.

    They keep their shit low key. They Not just pretty faces and hot bodies. They actually have a brain.

    You can’t sit with me if you just pretty no added sauce, coz you’ll start gossiping.

    And I hate small talks πŸ˜‚ You dig?

Emir of Kano's son graduates from UK University

Muhammad Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano is in a celebratory mood as one of his sons, Ashraf, recently bagged a degree from the University of Manchester.

Ashraf's graduation was attended by the monarch and his wife.

De Ligt completes €75m Juventus move from Ajax

Juventus have completed the €75 million (£68m/$84m) signing of centre-back Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax on a five-year contract.

De Ligt agreed personal terms with Juventus last week that will see the defender earn €12m (£11m/$13m) per season - €8m in basic salary with €4m in bonuses.

And the 19-year-old has now finalised his move to Juve, a deal that will equal €85.5m (£77m/€96m) with additional costs, with the Bianconeri seeing off competition from a host of Europe's top clubs, including Barcelona, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

De Ligt's agent Mino Raiola has claimed that there was an agreement with Ajax for the defender to leave this summer if a suitable offer was made.

After Ajax and Juventus went back and forth over the price for De Ligt, the Dutch champions finally agreed to sell their in-demand teenage defender.

He arrived in Turin on Tuesday and underwent a medical on Wednesday ahead of the completion of his move.

De Ligt has become one of the most highly-coveted defensive prospects in Europe since making his senior debut for Ajax in 2016.

This past season, De Ligt helped Ajax to the Champions League semi-final, where his side fell just short of the final in a heartbreaking last-second defeat to Tottenaham.

De Ligt made 55 appearances in all competitions in 2018-19, scoring seven goals while leading his side to a domestic double.

The teenager has also become a regular at international level, having earned 17 caps for the Netherlands since making his senior debut in 2017.

Oyemykke calls Victoria Kimani a 'small-minded idiot' over complaint of non-inclusion of East Africa in Beyonce's Lion King album

Social media commentator, Oyemykke has lashed out at Victoria Kimani and those supporting her, over complaint of non-inclusion of East Africa in Beyonce's Lion King album.

Recall we reported earlier that Beyonce's Lion King album features Nigerian popstars Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi, Tekno, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage as well as Ghana’s Shatta Wale. However Victoria Kimani in her complaint, stated that the movie was based on Kenya and the exclusion of East Africans/Kenyans made it more depressing.

Firing back at her, Oyemykke said that Beyonce decided to work with big afro-beat stars on the album and doesn't even live in Africa to know where they come from. Describing Victoria Kimani as a 'short-minded idiot', the motivational speaker added that if she worked hard enough she might have gotten a place in the album.

Senator Elisa Abbo allegedly in out-of-court settlement negotiation with lady he assaulted

Senator Elisha Abbo, the Adawama born lawmaker is allegedly in an out-of-court settlement negotiation with the lady he assaulted, as confirmed by insiders.

We reported yesterday that Bibra Warmate, the shop attendant and nursing mother assaulted by Senator Elisha Abbo in the viral video failed to appear before the Senate ad hoc committee investigating the incident. When contacted by Punch, she also failed to give her reason for being absent.

Though top sources claimed that an out-of-court settlement negotiation is ongoing between Senator Abbo and Warmate, her lawyer denied the claim stating that they have a lawsuit against the lawmaker and will be going ahead with it.

“I can categorically tell you that there is no such negotiation and that the matter is in court. We have an action against him (Abbo) in court. We are suing him" the lawyer said.

This is coming after Chairman of senate ad committee that was set up to look into the incident, Senator Sam Egwu, requested for more time to conclude the investigation and report back to the National Assembly.

The culture of men taking their lovers serious when their mother likes them, turns women into slaves - Toke Makinwa

Toke Makinwa in her new vlog session, spoke up against the stereotype of women doing all they can to please their prospective spouse's mother before marriage.

The media personality pointed out that even though most women do things they don't do in their own houses to please their prospective mother-in-laws, there is no guarantee their partner will be marrying them.

Narrating how she underwent same experience with an ex-boyfriend's mother, Toke Makinwa recounted being called “Akebaje” simply because she doesn't wash plates when she comes around. According to her, she felt it was pet name but found out it was an insult after she asked an aunt.

Maintaining that the day a man breaks up with his fiancee is the day his mother and family members stops seeing her, Toke Makinwa added that the culture of men manipulating their lovers into believing they can only take them serious when their mother likes them, turns women into slaves.

EFCC hands over asset seized from ex-CDS, Alex Badeh to VON

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has handed over a property seized from a former Chief of Defence Staff, the late Air Marshal Alex Badeh to the Voice of Nigeria( VON). 

The property is located at Plot 1386 Uda Crescent, off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2 Abuja. The Acting Chairman of EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu said with a successful fight against corruption, 70 per cent of Nigeria’s problems would have been solved.

A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Tony Orilade said: “The edifice is one of the properties seized from and finally forfeited to the federal government by the late Chief of Air Staff, Alex Badeh.

“According to the Acting Chairman of the commission, Magu, who was represented at the occasion by the Secretary to the Commission, Barrister Ola Olukoyede, the hand over is a testament that the fight against corruption is real. If we are able to fight corruption in Nigeria concertedly, we would have fought 70% of Nigeria’s problem”, Magu said.

The Chairman of the Board of VON, Ibrahim Buba and DG, VON, Osita Okechukwu led other management staff of VON at the handover ceremony.

Doctors remove 33 objects including razor blades and a screwdriver from the stomach of a 30-year-old man

Doctors in India have removed 33 objects, including razors and knives, from the stomach of a 30-year old man identified as Yogesh Thakur,

Thakur was admitted to the hospital on July 14 after he complained of severe stomach pain. His mother, Kusma Thakur, told doctors her son would 'grab anything and eat it', leading them to conduct x-rays and doctors were stunned to find objects such as a knife, screwdriver, razor blades and plastic items inside Thakur's stomach.

Doctors remove 33 objects including razor blades and a screwdriver from the stomach of a 30-year-old man

Two days later, doctors extracted all the objects in an operation and Thakur, a part-time farmer, is now recovering and will receive psychiatric help.

Doctors said it's likely he suffers with acuphagia, a disorder in which people eat sharp or metal objects and other items they can't digest.  Acuphagia is a category of pica, an eating disorder whereby the person cannot help eating non-food items such as dirt, talcum powder or paint.

Toyin Lawani celebrates her son as he graduates

Toyin Lawani was in a celebratory mood, as her son Jermaine Oluwatenola Kensington Womadi Jnr a.k.a Lord Maine graduated from nursery school alongside his mates yesterday, July 17, 2019.

The celebrity stylist in a message to her son as he graduated, stated that her best decision was having him. Toyin wrote as she shared photos from the event;

Best Decision I have ever made was to Have you oluwatenola jermaine aka @lordmaine2 I’m super proud of what you have achieved so far , not only cause I’m your mom, But cause you Are a super kid, the world Ain’t seen nothing yet shine on star boy Happy Grad day son let’s go shopping .

Timi Dakolo reacts to allegation that 80% of CAN members are rapists

Singer Timi Dakolo whose wife, Busola, recently accused COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo, of raping her when she was 17, has shut down claims that 80% of members of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, are rapists.

See his exchange with an Instagram user who made the allegation in his comment section below.

It’s terrible when you have 100 movies to your name but people have to contribute to send you to hospital when you fall ill - Producer Mildred Okwo

Mildred Okwo, an award winning Nollywood film producer and director, has expressed concerns at how movie producers churn out movies but have little or no financial reserves to fall back on whenever the need arises.

In this tweet, Mildred wonders how how movie actors, directors and producers run to the public for help when they fall ill  despite having over 100 movies to their names.

Wofaifada flaunts her hot bod as she holidays in Cairo

Nigerian comedian and actress, Wofaifada is currently on holiday in Cairo, Egypt.

She was pictured showing off her bod in sexy swimwear as she took a deep in the pool.

Sexual assault charge against Kevin Spacey dropped after alleged victim 'refused to answer a question' during trial

Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday dropped a criminal case against Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey, a week after a man who accused him of assault pleaded the fifth (refuse to answer a question, especially in a criminal trial, on the grounds that you might incriminate yourself) on the witness stand. 

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe said the decision was made "due to the unavailability of the complaining witness," according to a court filing.

Spacey, 59, had faced criminal charges of indecent assault and battery in connection with a July 2016 incident where he was accused of groping a young man in a bar. The former "House of Cards" star had pleaded not guilty and faced up to five years in prison, if convicted.

The alleged victim exercised his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in a July 8 pre-trial hearing focused on the disappearance of the victim's cell phone and questions about whether he had deleted text messages before turning the phone over to authorities.

"My client and his family have shown an enormous amount of courage under difficult circumstances," said attorney Mitchell Garabedian, who represented the young man.

Kevin Spacey's career collapsed in November 2017 following several allegations of sexual assault and harassment. Actor Anthony Rapp, in an interview with BuzzFeed, accused Spacey of making a sexual advance toward him in 1986 when he was 14 years old and Spacey was 26.

Netflix fired Spacey days later, following reports where several current and former members of the "House of Cards" production staff came forward with allegations of sexual harassment.  The criminal charge against Spacey stemmed from an incident at the Club Car, a restaurant and bar on Nantucket.

According to the criminal complaint, an 18-year-old busboy at Club Car told Spacey that he was 23 and befriended the actor. The busboy told police Spacey bought him a number of alcoholic drinks, bragged to him about the size of his penis, and tried to get him to go back to the actor's house afterward, the complaint said.

N22b Paris cash: EFCC seizes passports of 34 top ex-Kwara State officials

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized the passports of 34 top officials who served under former Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed over a N22 billion London-Paris Club refund. 

Ten of them have been watch-listed to prevent them from fleeing the country, it was learnt yesterday.

The N22billion covers the N21billion drawn from the refund and the N1billion allegedly intercepted by the EFCC during the February/March elections. There are four cases on alleged mismanagement of billions of naira by some ex-office holders in the state.

A top source, who spoke in confidence, said: “There are monumental cases of fraud already uncovered in Kwara State during the tenure of the ex-governor. We may need to call for reinforcement to be able to conduct the different dimensions of the ongoing probe. So far, we have seized the international passports of 34 former commissioners and top government functionaries during the administration of ex-Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed. 

“Out of the 34, about 10 former officers have been watch-listed to prevent them from escaping abroad. And if they travel out, we can effect their arrest in any jurisdiction. The list of the short-listed suspects has been sent to the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to prevent them from acquiring new passports.”

In a statement yesterday, EFCC’s Head of Media & Publicity Tony Orilade said the agency’s Ilorin Zonal Office “has submitted the particulars of individuals on its watch-list and under investigations in the state to the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, Kwara State Command.  It said the Acting EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu made this known through the Ilorin Zonal Head of the Commission Isyaku Sharu during a visit by the Comptroller of Immigration Service, Kwara State Command Edith Onyemenam. 

The statement quoted Magu as saying those whose passports were seized had been trying to procure police reports to deceive the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to issue them new passports. Magu said:

“The need to familiarise the NIS with the particulars of such personalities under EFCC’s investigation became necessary following intelligence at the disposal of the commission that some highly-placed individuals undergoing corruption probe and on the commission’s watch-list in the state have procured forged police reports with which they plan to apply for new international passports to escape from the country. 

“Information at the disposal of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Ilorin reveals that these highly placed individuals are planning to use forged police reports to re-apply for new international passports to flee the country in other to escape prosecution and justice. The commission urges you to use your good office to place these individuals under strict surveillance.”

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