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Funke Akindele, husband sentenced to 14-day community service

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Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz have been sentenced to 14-day community service and N100,000 fine each for holding a party amidst Coronavirus lockdown in Lagos State.

They were both charged to Court for violating restriction orders in Lagos on Monday by the the police at the Chief Magistrate Court 1 Ogba, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

They were brought to Court by detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of investigation, DCP Yetunde Longe.

The prosecuting team was led by the Hon Attorney General of Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN.

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The charge was read to the accused persons by the Court and they pleaded guilty. The Court found them guilty as charged and sentenced as follows: The defendants are to pay a fine of 100,000 each, sentenced to 14 days community service, three hours per day, excluding Saturday and Sunday.

Also, each defender shall visit 10 important public places within Lagos State to educate the public on the consequences of non compliance with the restriction order; and they must submit the names and phone numbers of every person who attended the party.

The court also ordered that they shall be placed on isolation by the State Government to determine their COVID-19 status and that failure to abide by the above directives shall attract more severe punishments.

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The brief facts of the case as contained in the charge are: “On 04/04/2020, the two accused persons held a party at their residents with over twenty persons in attendance contrary to the social distancing directives made in pursuant to Regulation 8(1)(a) and (b) & 17(1)(i) of the Lagos State Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020 and therefore committed an offence under Section 58 of the Public Health Law Cap P16 Vol. 9, Laws of Lagos State 2015.

“The suspects were arrested by operatives of Lagos State Police Command following a viral video showing a large number of persons mainly in the entertainment industry in an Estate, along Ajah, Ibeju-Lekki axis, Lagos celebrating a birthday party organised by Funke Akindele Bello and her husband Abdul Rasheed Bello.

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Airpeace Sponsors Gulder Ultimate Search Season 12

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Nigerian Breweries Plc, the organiser of the Gulder Ultimate Search, has announced a collaboration with Air Peace for the 12th season of the survival reality show.

The collaboration will see the airline reward the winner and other contestants with exciting prizes when the show premieres on screens in October 2021.

In his comments on the deal, Air Peace Chairman, Allen Onyema, said, “We’re so excited to be partnering with such an iconic show. Through this partnership, we will support the tenacity, and resilient spirit of young Nigerians who have shown to always find a way out of any difficult challenge life throws at them. It is our way of cheering Nigerian youths on to success.

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Airpeace Sponsors Gulder Ultimate Search Season 12

The Gulder Ultimate Search aligns with one of the founding principles of Air Peace: youth empowerment”.

The marketing director of the Nigerian Breweries, Emmanuel Oriakhi, said, “We are so thrilled to have these two great Nigerian brands supporting Gulder Ultimate Search. And we look forward to the hugely exciting opportunities the partnership will present to contestants and viewers of the show”.

The partnership announcement follows the unveiling of GUS contestants on Sunday, September 26, 2021.

After a stellar 11-season run from 2004 to 2014, Gulder Ultimate Search, Nigeria’s first reality TV show, is returning to the screens in October 16th 2021. The new season is themed ‘The Age of Craftsmanship’.

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Below are the 20 contestants as they were unveiled…

Airpeace Sponsors Gulder Ultimate Search Season 12

Airpeace Sponsors Gulder Ultimate Search Season 12

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DJ Switch Denies Claims Says She never sought asylum in Canada

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Popular Nigerian disc jockey, DJ Switch, has denied claims that she sought asylum in Canada.
The celebrity DJ made headlines after she streamed lived the shooting of innocent Nigerians during the #EndSARS protest that rocked the country last October.

Reacting to insinuations that she had been granted asylum in Canada, DJ Switch cleared the air via her Instagram story.

DJ Switch Denies Claims Says She never sought asylum in Canada

She wrote, “But let me say this… news outlets and bloggers, I know traffic is the game but when you don’t really investigate properly and run with things that you don’t know for sure or have verified, you sincerely hurt and, in some cases, cause serious complications for people in ‘real life’.

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“I’ve been cooked up in a house for months. I never got asylum in Canada. I didn’t even step foot into Canada. I didn’t even speak to anyone who claimed they spoke to me on the issue. Anyways, I will leave it there. By the way, it is now that I am traveling… and not to Canada! Love!”

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BBNaija: Queen evicted from BBNaija Season 6

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Queen, one of the housemates of the ongoing Big Brother Naija reality television show, tagged ‘Shine Ya Eye’, has been booted out of the house.

Born Queen Mercy Atang, the 26-year-old reality TV star is from Akwa Ibom State.

She was born and raised in Nigeria with her three siblings. She had her university education at Tansian University, located at Umunya, Oyi Local Government Area, Anambra State, Nigeria.

While Whitemoney, Pere, Angel, Queen, Saga, and Nini had been put up for eviction; Queen had about 4,000 votes, placing her at risk of being evicted.

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She has a close relationship with Whitemoney and she recently won N1m in the Piggyvest arena games.

Speaking during her diary session earlier today, when asked about her favourite moments in the house, Queen said, “My moments were getting acknowledged for being a good defender, winning a trophy in the Bet9ja games, and the fact that I won Piggyvest games made me so excited.

“Also, coming into the house and meeting some sweet souls like Whitemoney, Saga, and Nini and getting pampered by Big Brother; something I have been anticipating for a very long time.”

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