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Rema Announces Plan To Release Debut Album
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Rema Announces Plan To Release Debut Album

Singer Rema has revealed he will be releasing his debut album. The 20-year-old made this revelation in a tweet on Monday. He said, “Album, Yes.” The ‘Bad Commando’ singer had hinted at his album earlier saying all his songs will be bangers. “Bangers all year,” he wrote. Rema did not reveal the name of his album and the release date. Born Divine Ikubor, Rema shot to limelight with his song ‘Iron Man’ which appeared on Barack Obama’s 2019 summer playlist. He is signed to Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records.
Sanwo-olu Receives Request To Release CCTV Footage Of Lekki Shooting
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Sanwo-olu Receives Request To Release CCTV Footage Of Lekki Shooting

A legal practitioner, Inibehe Effiong, has formally asked the Lagos State Government to release the CCTV footage of the Lekki shooting. On October 20, soldiers fired live bullets at unarmed protestors at the toll gate. The action, heavily criticized across the world, caused an unspecified number of deaths and several injuries. The Defence Headquarters claimed that videos about the incident on social media were photoshopped. On Monday, Effiong announced that he had made requests to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The fiery lawyer wants: “Authenticated Copies of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) records showing the attack on #EndSARS Protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on October 20, 2020; “Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Instrument setting up the Judicial Panel of In...
President Buhari Calls For Immediate Release Of Malian President, Keita
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President Buhari Calls For Immediate Release Of Malian President, Keita

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for the immediate release of Malian president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and a return to constitutional order in the West African nation. A statement by the State House said Buhari made the call on Thursday during a virtual meeting of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). “President Keita and other detainees should be released unconditionally and with immediate effect,” the Nigerian leader said. He assured that Nigeria is in support of “the efforts of President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, for wider regional and continental consultations, especially on the possibility of detaching ECOWAS and AU troops with the UN Mission in Mali, to protect State Institutions and also act as the first layer of defence in the country to help...
Fireboy Set To Release Sophomore Album “Apollo” On August 20
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Fireboy Set To Release Sophomore Album “Apollo” On August 20

Nigerian singer, Fireboy DML announced the release of his sophomore project, ‘Apollo‘ on Thursday, August 20, 2020. The announcement came via his Twitter page when he wrote, “Apollo. 20th of August.” The album will be a follow-up to Nigeria’s best selling album of 2020 (so far) and Fireboy’s debut, Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps. In a follow up tweet, Fireboy wrote; “my second studio album, Apollo. this was bound to happen. gratitude to God for blessings. gratitude to everyone who worked with me on this album; gratitude to my team (YBNL/Empire), my family and the kings who blessed this project with their presence. see you on Thursday”. The album’s executive producer is Olamide.
Democracy Watch Calls For The Unconditional Release Of Nastura Sharif
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Democracy Watch Calls For The Unconditional Release Of Nastura Sharif

We condemn in its entirety, the arrest and detention of Nastura Sharif who led a protest against the insecurity bedeviling Northern Nigeria and the inability of the government to halt the killings by the bandits. As a group, we are deeply concerned that dissenting voices are being silenced and critics hounded by the Nigerian government. The constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria gives citizens rights to freedom of expression and assembly. The actions of Nastura and others against the incessant killings in their region is a justified one. Moreover, we call on the Police and other relevant security agencies to ensure that Nigerians are safe. The government should look for best possible solutions to the issues being raised by Nastura rather than arresting and detaining h...
Woman who Accused D’banj of Rape Released after being Arrested
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Woman who Accused D’banj of Rape Released after being Arrested

Seyitan Babatayo, the lady who accused D'banj of raping her in 2018 has been released after being arrested by the Lagos state police. Babatayo's lawyers confirmed her arrest on Tuesday June 16. Her lawyers told Premium Times;   “They arrested Seyitan this morning in Lagos. They arrested our client but somebody is already there to facilitate her release on bail. “This matter is coming to Abuja by tomorrow; we are petitioning. The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) is taking up the petition tomorrow. That is all I can say about it for now." In a notice D'banj's lawyers Mike Ozekhome Chambers served Ms Babatayo, she was asked to pay the singer N100m within 48 hours as compensation for falsely accusing him of r...
Nasarawa CAN Chairman regains Freedom From Kidnappers
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Nasarawa CAN Chairman regains Freedom From Kidnappers

Bishop Joseph Masin, the Chairman of the Nasarawa State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN ) has regained freedom after being kidnapped on May 27. LIB reported earlier that the gunmen who stormed his residence at Bukan Sidi area of Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital had demanded a N20m ransom for his release. One of the CAN Chairman’s sons, Pastor Sam Joseph who confirmed that his father has been released said he arrived home around 2am on Sunday May 31. He said; “The Bishop was released around 11 pm on Saturday and arrived home around 2am this Sunday.” It is however not clear if a ransom was paid to secure the CAN Chairman's freedom.
Singer, Timaya Sets To Release 7th Studio Album
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Singer, Timaya Sets To Release 7th Studio Album

Nigerian singer, Timaya aka Papi Chulo has announced he would be dropping a new album soon. Timaya who owns Dem Mama Record label dropped his last album, Epiphany six years ago after which he released an EP, Chulo Vibes in 2019. Timaya revealed that the name of his forthcoming album is titled “Gratitude” but did not disclose when he would be releasing the album. Gratitude will be Timaya’s seventh album  
Children Of Benue COVID-19 Index Case Asks NCDC And FG To Release Their Mother
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Children Of Benue COVID-19 Index Case Asks NCDC And FG To Release Their Mother

Children of Benue state COVID-19 index case, Susan Lawani have called on the Federal Government and Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), to release their mum who has been in the Abuja Isolation center for 57 days now. Recently, Zamafara state has demanded an apology from NCDC over error in the number of new COVID-19 cases announced. In separate posts via their Instagram pages, the children of Mrs. Lawani demanded the release of their mum. See their posts below;
‘I Want It So Bad’ – Ariana Grande Begs Rihanna To Finally Release Her New Album
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‘I Want It So Bad’ – Ariana Grande Begs Rihanna To Finally Release Her New Album

Turns out we aren’t the only ones begging Rihanna to release new music! Ariana Grande has opened up about how badly she wants to hear new tracks from the “Diamonds” songstress, in a new interview. The “thank u, next” hitmaker spoke to Zane Lowe on Apple Music via video chat on May 13 to discuss everything from her new single “Stuck with U“, to her pop inspirations. Zane said to Ari, “I think when Rihanna came out and said, ‘If one more person asks me to drop the album, while I’m out here saving the world, I’m going to f**king kill somebody.’ was one of my favorite moments during quarantine ever,” to which she replied, “Yes. But also, I get it. I appreciate it. And I’m really glad that she’s putting in so much effort. It means a lot.” Nevertheless, the former child star revealed she’...
Kidnappers Release Twin Children Of Popular Ibadan Islamic Cleric
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Kidnappers Release Twin Children Of Popular Ibadan Islamic Cleric

Abductors who kidnapped the twin children of popular Ibadan-based Muslim cleric, Sheik Taofeeq Akeugbagold, have released them after eight days in captivity. The Sheikh announced the release of his children via his Facebook page this morning. “ALHAMDULILLAH! AT 5.30 AM OF SUNDAY 3RD MAY, MY ABDUCTED TWIN KIDS ARE RELEASED TO ME BESIDE A BUSH AFTER 8DAYS IN AN UNKNOWN LAND. THANKS TO U ALL FOR FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT, JAZAKUMULLAHU KHAIRAN. ABERE MI BO SINU OKUN, OLOUN YO PADA FUN MI.” he wrote On Saturday April 25, gunmen stormed Sheik Taofeeq Akeugbagold’s home in Ibadan, Oyo state and abducted his children. They contacted Taofeeq asking for £100, 000 ransom. Yesterday when we spoke with him, he said he was in talks with the abductors to reduce the ransom.
“N50 Million Ransom Was Paid To Secure My Release” – Bauchi Governor’s Brother
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“N50 Million Ransom Was Paid To Secure My Release” – Bauchi Governor’s Brother

The elder brother of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, Alhaji Adamu Mohammed Duguri, has recounted his ordeals in the hands of kidnappers. He declared that N50 million ransom was paid to secure his release. Duguri, who regained freedom after spending 13 days in kidnappers’ den, said security agents had no hand in his release contrary to belief that he was rescued by security personnel in the state. The Nation reports Duguri was kidnapped on March 26 about 7:20pm by four gunmen at a tailoring shop at the Unguwar Jaki area of Bauchi metropolis. The gunmen, who were said to be armed with AK 47 rifles, whisked him to an unknown destination. But the Police Public Relations Officer (P.P.R.O) of the Bauchi State Police Command, DSP Kamal Abubakar, confirmed his release to...
Fayemi Orders Release Of 30 Inmates In Ekiti
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Fayemi Orders Release Of 30 Inmates In Ekiti

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has ordered the release of 30 prisoners in the Ado Ekiti Correctional Centre as efforts to curb the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria intensifies. This was done in accordance as part of the Federal Government’s process to protect inmates from contracting COVID-19 across the country. The state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda, made this disclosure in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday. Fapohunda revealed that applications for clemency on 45 inmates were received by the council. He however, noted that the 30 inmates considered fell within the category of inmates stated in the public notice earlier published by the Ministry of Justice. Fapohunda said that Governor Fayemi has also directed that the released i...
Jailed Rapper YNW Melly Denied Early Prison Release Despite ‘Contracting Coronavirus’
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Jailed Rapper YNW Melly Denied Early Prison Release Despite ‘Contracting Coronavirus’

Jailed rapper, YNW Melly will reportedly remain behind bars despite testing positive for Coronavirus. The 20-year-old rapper whose real name is Jamell Maurice Demons had filed an emergency motion for restricted release through his attorney after contracting the disease at Broward County Jail. His attorney, Bradford Cohen, said the artiste was suffering from chills, body aches, and breathing difficulties in the week after he was diagnosed with COVID-19 and feared his client’s condition would worsen. “He still has headaches and body aches. Mr. Demons is 114 lbs. The jail is just ill prepared if his diagnosis takes a turn for the worse,” Cohen said in legal documents filed on Monday, which call for the emergency motion for his conditional release. “They have not given them masks,...
Covid-19: R. Kelly’s Bid For Jail Release Due To Coronavirus Pandemic Is Denied
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Covid-19: R. Kelly’s Bid For Jail Release Due To Coronavirus Pandemic Is Denied

Singer, R. Kelly has been denied a release from jail after requesting to be freed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Kelly’s attorneys had asked a judge in Chicago to place the singer on home confinement at the Roosevelt Collections Loft apartment complex in Chicago. The attorneys had also complained that the prison’s new restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 have made it impossible for them to meet with Kelly and prepare for trial. According to legal documents obtained by TMZ on Tuesday, a judge in Chicago denied the motion, saying that the 53-year-old R&B singer remains a flight risk. The judge said: ‘[Kelly] is currently in custody because of the risks that he will flee or attempt to obstruct, threaten or intimidate prospective witnesses. The defendant has not e...
Her Twins Are Crying, Please Release Her- Uche Elendu Appeals To Lagos State For Funke Akindele’s Release
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Her Twins Are Crying, Please Release Her- Uche Elendu Appeals To Lagos State For Funke Akindele’s Release

Actress Uche Elendu has appealed to the Lagos state government and the police to release her colleague, Funke Akindele-Bello, for the sake of her twins. In a post shared on her Instagram page, she wrote Please release her i dont have any excuses to make for her cos the law is simple, No Social gathering !!!! but her humble and sweet spirit doesnt deserve this arrest…We are Sorry on her behalf please @jidesanwoolu @balaelkana She explained and apologised please listen and forgive, at least people ate food at the party, the people that clustered people to share 2 packs of indomie in the name of Quarantine relief were not arrested, Please Forgive her #freefunkeakindele Nigerians pls the same way you got her arrested through social media pls beg them to release her, her twins r cry...
“Are All Politicians, Pastors Who Held Parties In Jail?” Mary Remmy Njoku Defends Funke Akindele And Calls For Her Release
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“Are All Politicians, Pastors Who Held Parties In Jail?” Mary Remmy Njoku Defends Funke Akindele And Calls For Her Release

Mary Remmy Njoku has called for the release of Funke Akindele-Bello after the actress was arrested for holding a party during the Coronavirus lockdown in Lagos. Actress Mary Njoku criticized Funke’s arrest and asked if others who have held gatherings amid the lockdown have been arrested too. The CEO of ROK Studios wrote: “She wrote: “Are all, I mean ALL the politicians, Pastors, Nigerians who have held parties, gatherings , photo sessions, rallies, and opening ceremonies in Jail? I am not making excuses for her Pls. Just asking. Cos if they are not…… Yes, She was wrong. Nobody is perfect. #releaseFunke. #SheIsSorry.”
Why I Decided To ‘Help’ My Blackmailer Release My Nude Photo – Salawa Abeni
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Why I Decided To ‘Help’ My Blackmailer Release My Nude Photo – Salawa Abeni

Popular singer, Salawa Abeni, became a trending topic online during the week when she released some semi-nude pictures of herself on Instagram. She did this after an individual identified as Jason had attempted to blackmail her with the photos. Jason had sent her the photos on WhatsApp, threatening to release more to the public if Abeni didn’t pay him. However, in a bid to thwart his attempts, the musician released the photos herself. On what gave her the courage to release the pictures herself on social media, Abeni told Saturday Beats, “Firstly, I am not a child. I cannot even recall where that photo was taken. I’m not sure whether I was even in the hospital or with my partner. It must have been taken more than 20 years ago. I’ll be 60 next year and I have spent 46 years on stage, so ...
Wizkid Set To Release A Song For The Quarantine Period
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Wizkid Set To Release A Song For The Quarantine Period

After days of staying home and feeling bored, Starboy Wizkid has hinted of releasing a song this quarantine to help himself and fans distress. Recall Mycelebrityandi hinted of a potential EP from the “Joro” hitmaker. Wizkid has taken to social media to inform fans of a quarantine song since he feels the pain of being at home doing nothing. Fans of the singer jumped to joy upon hearing the news. Check tweet below: Bored! Might just drop music yo fuk! — Wizkid (@wizkidayo) March 29, 2020
Tekashi 6ix9ine Asks For Early Release From Prison Due To Health Fears Over Coronavirus
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Tekashi 6ix9ine Asks For Early Release From Prison Due To Health Fears Over Coronavirus

Tekashi 6ix9ine is desperate to leave prison and his attorney has written a letter to the judge, informing them that the rapper has a pre-existing condition that puts him more at risk if he catches coronavirus. The rapper, who is serving time on nine counts of federal charges, has asked through his lawyer for an early release because he is a high risk for serious and potentially life-threatening symptoms from the virus. Share this Story 6ix9ine’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, wrote a letter to the judge Sunday night citing serious concerns for Tekashi’s wellbeing behind bars. Lazzaro says Tekashi suffers from asthma, making catching coronavirus a greater risk for him, and he wants him out ASAP. In the letter obtained by TMZ Lazzaro also reveals Tekashi was diagnosed with bronchitis...
Abducted Benue Catholic Priest Regains Freedom
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Abducted Benue Catholic Priest Regains Freedom

Rev. Fr. David Echioda, a priest of Catholic Diocese of Otukpo, who was abducted on March 1 in Ado Local Government Area of Benue state, has regained his freedom. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Catherine Anene, who confirmed the development in Makurdi, said that the priest regained freedom on Tuesday night, adding that no ramson was paid for his release.   Recall Fr. Echioda, who is attached to Minor Seminary, Otukpo, was kidnapped along Alla - Akpa Road while returning from Sunday mass at Utonkon, Ado Local Government Area of the state.
Bandits Release Zamfara District Head after Payment of N5 million, Demand two Brand new Motorbikes as Ransom for his son
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Bandits Release Zamfara District Head after Payment of N5 million, Demand two Brand new Motorbikes as Ransom for his son

The District Head of Gayari in Gummi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Hassan Muhammad Gayari, abducted by gunmen last Friday, has regained his freedom after payment of N5 million ransom. The District Head and his son were last Friday kidnapped by suspected bandits in his residence in Gayari town of Gummi Local Government Area of the state. A source who confirmed the development to Daily Trust, said that the release by the gunmen came after days of painstaking negotiations on the amount to be paid as ransom. “They demanded for N40 million, which they slashed to N16 million, and finally N5 million was paid as ransom.However, they held on to his son demanding for delivery of two new brand motorbikes before they could release the son of the district head,” he said. ...
UK-based gospel singer, Seyi Weli drops new single
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UK-based gospel singer, Seyi Weli drops new single

UK- based singer, Seyi Weli, has always yearned to follow her passion after she was introduced to music at a very young age by her father. “I got into music at a very young age. My father who was a music director in church introduced me to me. I used to accompany him to choir practice. That’s how I delved into gospel music and I have carried it on till date,” she said in a chat with Showtime, in Lagos. Seyi, an engineer-turned-gospel singer said she started her musical career at the Redeemed Christian Church Of God,RCCG, Scotland Headquarters. She was also a backup vocalist of Sound of Many Waters, an interdenominational and multicultural group in Scotland. The singer is currently in the country to promote her debut singles, “Agidigba” and “Victory” (Say Yes)which is due to drop i...
Kidnapped Taraba NBA Vice Chairman Released by Abductors
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Kidnapped Taraba NBA Vice Chairman Released by Abductors

Vice Chairperson of Nigerian Bar Association in Taraba State, Zainab Kishimi, has regained her freedom. Kishimi, who is also a senior member of the International Federation of Female Lawyers, was abducted around 8:00pm on Friday from her residence behind Central Bank in Jalingo, the state capital; according to a close family friend. The director of Taraba Lawyers media, who confirmed the release, said that she was freed at around 12:00am on Sunday morning.
Widows Of Nigerian Soldiers Protest Release Of Boko Haram Terrorists
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Widows Of Nigerian Soldiers Protest Release Of Boko Haram Terrorists

Widows of slain military officers and soldiers particularly those fighting the war against terrorism have protested the continuous release of murderous Boko Haram terrorists on the grounds that they have repented. National Vice President of Military Widows Association, Mrs Edith Opesanmi who spoke on their behalf during the seminar by the ‘Support Our Troops Foundation’ in Abuja, faulted the decision of the federal government in releasing the so-called repentant criminals who are responsible for the death of so many gallant officers and soldiers as well as helpless innocent Nigerians. Opesanmi said this during an interview with The on the sidelines of the maiden lecture of Support Our Troops Foundation in Abuja on Wednesday. Emphasizing that the terrorists were not better than...
SERAP Asks EFCC To Release Shehu Sani
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SERAP Asks EFCC To Release Shehu Sani

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to immediately release former Kaduna lawmaker, Shehu Sani. We reports that Operatives of EFCC on Thursday reportedly invaded the Abuja residence of Senator Shehu Sani over alleged extortion. It was gathered that the EFCC officials stormed the apartment in Wuse, Abuja at about 3:30pm on Wednesday to look for incriminating evidence against the former Kaduna senator. This is following arrest of Sani last week for alleged extortion of $20,000 from the owner of ASD Motors. The government critic, who represented Kaduna central senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, allegedly collected money from Sani Dauda, owner of ASD Motors, promising to pass it on t...
Why We Didn’t Release El-zakzaky – FG
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Why We Didn’t Release El-zakzaky – FG

The Federal Government has explained why it did not release, alongside Sambo Dasuki and Omoyele Sowore, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky from custody. Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser and Sowore, the convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement, were released from the custody of the Department of State Services on Tuesday. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, yesterday said the Federal Government would not want to interfere in the judicial process of the Kaduna State Government handling El-Zakzaky’s case. The AGF said this in an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC, monitored by our reporter. Malami said:”Henceforth, the Federal Government won’t interfere in a judicial process that ...
Gbadamosi: My Statement Linking Sowore’s Release To Attack On GEJ Mere Suspicion
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Gbadamosi: My Statement Linking Sowore’s Release To Attack On GEJ Mere Suspicion

Babatunde Gbadamosi, former governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Lagos state, says his statement on the release of Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki was quoted out of context. On Tuesday, Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Sowore, pro-democracy activist, and Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA). Gbadamosi was reported to have said they were released to divert the attention of Nigerians from the “unsuccessful attempt on the life of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan” which happened a few hours earlier. “A couple of days ago, I posted a tweet where I thanked God for the release of Sowore and Dasuki and I said further in that tweet that I could not shake the feeling that it w...
Quilox: Akin Alabi Accuses Police Of Demanding Bribe To Release Impounded Cars
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Quilox: Akin Alabi Accuses Police Of Demanding Bribe To Release Impounded Cars

A Nigerian lawmaker has accused Nigerian police of demanding N100,000 before cars impounded from Quilox Club could be released to their owners. “First of all, the cars of the customers were towed and seized for violating traffic,” Akin Alabi, who represents Egbeda/Ona-Ara Federal Constituency said on Twitter. “But they were arrested and told to pay N100,000 bribe. Why one earth do you need to pay the police a bribe after your car has already been seized.” A spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command Bala Elkana told The Guardian on Monday that the cars were towed from causing traffic following a 36-hour non-stop event hosted at the club. Apart from the cars towed, police also arrested the owner of the club, Shina Abiola, popularly known as Shina Peller, who himself is a ...
Police Release Shina Peller On Bail
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Police Release Shina Peller On Bail

The House of Reps member representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa/Kajola Federal Constituency, Shina Peller has been released by the Police. He was released on bail after his case was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.
I Can’t Tell DSS To Release Sowore – Attorney General, Abubakar Malami
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I Can’t Tell DSS To Release Sowore – Attorney General, Abubakar Malami

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Monday, December 16th indicated that he could not ask the Department of State Service to release Omoyele Sowore from custody. The minister said in the statement that he could not take a unilateral decision on the release of Sowore without recourse to the court, where the ‘RevolutionNow’ protests convener and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, are being prosecuted on charges of treasonable felony, among others. This is contained in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Gwandu, who stated that Malami was reacting to “the claim that a lawyer sent a letter to the AGF requesting the release of Mr. Sowore”. The statement appeared to be a veiled reference to the lette...
Mompha Makes First Post On Instagram After His Release
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Mompha Makes First Post On Instagram After His Release

Suspected Internet fraudster, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known Mompha, Make his first post on his page recently after he was released from EFCC detention. The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter!!! Nobody is exempt from the trials of life But everyone can always find something positive in Everything even in the worst of Times��.. Jummat Mubarak!!
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Inmate David Sheppard released after 27 years in prison following Kim Kardashian’s push for his release

Reality star, Kim Kardashian West requests that Pennsylvania man, David Sheppard is released after his life sentence was commuted, has been granted. David Sheppard was granted clemency for his role in a deadly robbery, but his release was not without controversy. Mr.Sheppard was one of four men convicted for his role in the robbery and murder of pharmacy owner Thomas Brannan in Overbrook in 1992. The 54-year-old West Philadelphia father of five served 27 years for his role in a deadly shooting and robbery of Overbrook pharmacist Thomas Brannan. Sheppard was not the shooter but was serving life for second-degree felony murder. Last Wednesday, Pennsylvania’s Board of Pardons and the governor approved his release, but it hit a snag. Outgoing Delaware County Republican District A...
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Sowore Mobbed By Excited Family Members And Nigerians After His Release

Watch the moment excited Nigerians and family members mobbed Sowore after his release by the DSS. Sowore was arrested on the 3rd of August 2019 by the Nigerian Authorities following a planned protest by Mr. Sowore, Idris Abdulkareem and others. Sowore was released today after a Federal high court issued an order for his release. See video below  
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(Video) Sowore’s Mother, Esther Kehinde Appeals To Buhari, DSS To Release Her Son

Mrs. Esther Kehinde Sowore, the mother of the #RevolutionNow Convener Omoyele Sowore, has made a video note in which she appealed to President Buhari and the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Sowore since he has fulfilled his bail conditions. Mrs. Esther called on all Nigerian mothers to speak out as all her son wanted was a good future for the Nigerian child. She said her son will not run away because he is not a criminal. She said: “Dear SSS, Dear Buhari, I am Yele Sowore’s mother. I am sending you this message as a mother. I am a woman, your mother is a woman, your wife is a woman also. This is December and Yele has been taken away since August. “He always comes to me in the village every December but you have been holding him. I am a widow, my son has always...
Court Threatens To Jail DSS DG Over Failure To Release Sowore
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Court Threatens To Jail DSS DG Over Failure To Release Sowore

A federal high court in Abuja has threatened to jail Yusuf Bichi, director general of the Department of State Services (DSS), over the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement, and Olawale Bakare, an activist. Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge, gave the warning on Monday. The judge had previously issued a “notice of consequences of disobedience of court order” otherwise known as form 48 on the DSS. “Take notice that unless you obey the direction contained in the order of the federal high court of Justice, Abuja made on the 6th November 2019, which ordered you to release the defendants/applicants in suit no: FHC/ABJ/CR/235/2019 forthwith, you will be guilty of contempt of court and will be liable to be committed to prison,” the notice read. “A copy of ...
Sowore: DSS Claims They Wanted To Release Him But No One Came To Receive Him
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Sowore: DSS Claims They Wanted To Release Him But No One Came To Receive Him

The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed receiving the court order on the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the Revolution Now movement. Sowore was arrested in Lagos on August 3 and later flown to Abuja where he is being detained. A federal high court in Abuja had granted him bail but after fulfilling the conditions of the bail, the secret police did not allow him leave its custody. This sparked a nationwide outrage, with Femi Falana, his lawyer, threatening to sue the DSS. In a statement on Friday, Peter Afunanya, spokesman of the DSS, said while the agency has received the order, no one has visited the DSS to take delivery of the activist. “The DSS wishes to confirm that it has received the court order for the release of Omoyele Sowore,” the statement ...
DSS Confirms Receipt Of Court Order To Release Sowore
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DSS Confirms Receipt Of Court Order To Release Sowore

For the second time in about one month on Thursday, the Department of State Services failed to obey a court order directing the release of pro-democracy activist and Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore. The agency, which was on Thursday morning served with the latest ruling of a Federal High Court, Abuja, by the court’s bailiff and lawyers to Sowore, acknowledged receipt of the document but refused to obey the directive. As at the time of filing this report, there was no indication that the agency was ready to honour the court order and release Sowore and Olawale Bakare widely known as Mandate, who had been detained in their custody since August 3 and 5, 2019 respectively. In a precursor to Thursday’s refusal to honour the order issued by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Fed...
Lady In Tears, Demands The Release Of Mompha
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Lady In Tears, Demands The Release Of Mompha

Here is the moment a lady was seen in tears as she demands for the immediate release of Mompha, who is in EFCC custody over alleged fraud. People who are reacting to the lady's act described it as a clout chasing display while others advised her to weep for Nigeria instead.   View this post on Instagram   Lady in tears as she demands the immediate release of #Mompha A post shared by Instablog9ja (@instablog9ja) on Oct 30, 2019 at 6:06am PDT
Davido Okays The Release Of Helen & Susan After False Pregnancy Claim
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Davido Okays The Release Of Helen & Susan After False Pregnancy Claim

Remember the lady and her sister, who goes by the name Susan who claimed Davido impregnated her and refusing to accept the pregnancy has been arrested and set free by Davido for defamation of character and false accusations. Helen And Susan became free for about 2 hours before they was arrested, Bleep it ... release the idiots �
KETCHUP SET TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM TITLED ‘SKILAHMATIC’
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KETCHUP SET TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM TITLED ‘SKILAHMATIC’

Afro Dancehall and Reggae sensation Ketchup is set to release his Debut Studio Album titled “Skilahmatic” on the 25th of October, 2019. The 17 track album is set to set the Afro Dancehall scene ablaze. SKILAHMATIC is an album that will explore the various multifaceted talent of Ketchup and will establish the Afro Dancehall & Reggae sound he is known and established in.  Ketchup who has given us Pam Pam, Big Daddy & Sweet off the Skilahmatic Album is sure ready to thrill his fans when the album is released with his effortless flow and energy.   You can Pre-Order the Album here: https://music.apple.com/ng/album/skilahmatic/148291934
DSS Set To Release El-zakzaky And Wife
Politics

DSS Set To Release El-zakzaky And Wife

The leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat might breathe the air of freedom very soon as the Department of State Services (DSS), is already working to ensure his release from detention. Naija News had earlier reported today that Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna state High Court gave El-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat leave to travel to India for medical attention. He, however, added that the trip will be under the supervision of the state. A statement signed by the DSS Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya and made available to us reads: "This is to inform the public that the Department of State Services (DSS) has received the order granting Ibrahim EL-ZAKZAKY leave to travel to India for medical treatment. Conseq...
Ten Prison Inmates Get Surprise Freedom
Celebs

Ten Prison Inmates Get Surprise Freedom

Nigerian music star and prison ambassador, Olayinka Lawson popular known as Lamboginny has facilitated the release of 10 prison inmates. He shared this news yesterday by writing; #Freedom - Today, we surprised another set of ten inmates from Medium security prison, Kirikiri in Lagos, Nigeria. They were all arrested for street wandering and couldn’t afford to post bail for themselves.  We would like to specially thank Mr. & Mrs. Acha for reaching out and making donations to our organization , I BELIEVE IN AFRICA INITIATIVE. Due to your kindness, we were able to successfully pay for the inmate's bail. As we celebrate Nelson Mandela Day today, let us continue to speak up for the voiceless in our society.  #kirikiridonfull #decongestourprison #Nigeria #prison ...
‘Shibinshi’: Olamide Set To Release New Music
Entertainment

‘Shibinshi’: Olamide Set To Release New Music

Nigerian popular rapper, Olamide Baddo set to release new song title "Shibinshi". Olamide use this song to define the act of people who always like famzing. Olamide shared the video online as he sing along to the song inside his car. Watch video below  
Release El-zakzaky To Prevent Creation Of Another Boko Haram – Reps Advise Buhari
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Release El-zakzaky To Prevent Creation Of Another Boko Haram – Reps Advise Buhari

Lawmakers at the House of Representatives has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to release El-Zakzaky, the detained leader of Shiite Islamic group. Mr El-Zakzaky has been in detention since members of his Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clashed with personnel of the Nigerian Army in 2015. The bloody clash led to the arrest of the cleric alongside his spouse. They were arraigned and granted bail by different competent courts but the federal government has refused to obey the decision of the judiciary citing national security as its reason. Members of the group which have severally protested and demanded the release of their leader stormed the national assembly in protest on Tuesday and clashed with security operatives at the legislative arm of government. It later turned ...
‘Soapy’: Naira Marley Set To Release New Song After Release From EFCC Detention
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‘Soapy’: Naira Marley Set To Release New Song After Release From EFCC Detention

Naira Marley is set to drop a new song titled "Soapy." He made this known in a recent Instagram post. Taking to his Instagram page, the singer dropped a one minute snippet of the song as he could be seen free styling in the studio. Naira Marley also revealed that he is going to release a new dance with Soapy, and promised his fans to expect that soon. Watch the snippet video below:   View this post on Instagram   Marlians u ready for the next song, called #SOAPY I will show u guys d #soapy dance inna min. Prod by @rexxiepondabeat A post shared by Naira Marley (@nairamarley) on Jun 19, 2019 at 5:43am PDT
Kim Kardashian spent yesterday on death row visiting inmate she’s helping to release
Lifestyle

Kim Kardashian spent yesterday on death row visiting inmate she’s helping to release

Kim Kardashian, has reportedly spent a day visiting an inmate of San Quentin state prison who is on death row. The man in question is 61-year-old Kevin Cooper, who TMZ reports has been serving time for four murders since 1983. Despite being found guilty, Cooper has always maintained his innocence over the murders and Kim got involved last October when evidence came to light that suggested he had been framed. New DNA testing was ordered by former California Governor Jerry Browns at her request, and even more tests have been granted by the new Governor, Gavin Newsom. Kim is said to be convinced of Kevin’s innocence and is working with her legal team to go over his case.
Davido Slammed For Taking Credit For Zlatan Ibile’s Release
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Davido Slammed For Taking Credit For Zlatan Ibile’s Release

Some friends of Nigerian rapper, Zlatan Ibile have slammed Davido for taking credit for his release from EFCC custody. Zlatan was released last night after spending five days in custody alongside 4 others including Naira Marley, over alleged links to cyber crime. However, while Zlatan was released, others are still i custody. Shortly after, Davido was one of the first to celebrate his release on social media and when news broke that Davido hired a lawyer to effected the release, social media was filled with praises for him. But friends of Zlatan who were angry at Davido taking credit for what he didn’t do, revealed it was actually Olamide and Burna Boy who fought for his release while Davido was just an internet warrior.           &nbs...
Atiku Calls for Release of Leah Sharibu
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Atiku Calls for Release of Leah Sharibu

The 2019 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has called for the release of Leah Sharibu from Boko Haram captivity. The former Vice President stated this while commending members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) for rescuing 894 children from Boko Haram on Friday. Recall that 15-year-old Sharibu was abducted on the night of February 19, last year, alongside her schoolmates of Government Science college, Dapchi in Yobe state. However, the teenager was not released by her captors because she refused to denounce her Christian faith, while the other girls were freed by the terrorist group. In a tweet on Saturday, Atiku said: “I welcome the release of 894 child soldiers. It is my hope that this will lead to the release...