Osun State born Nigerian hip pop singer David Adedeji Adeleke aka DAVIDO has been dragged before Igbosere Magistrate Court 2 Lagos State over an alleged fraud of N4, 000,000.00 (Four Million Naira).
The matter which came up for mentioning on the 23rd of May, 2019 as No 16 on the case list at Magistrate Court 2 Igbosere. Listed as Defendants in the suit marked MCL/702/19 are: David Adedeji Adeleke (Davido) – his Personal Assistant: Busari Idris Temitiope (Alias Aloma) and; Davido Music Worldwide Limited music label.
When the matter was called, none of the Defendants, including Davido was in Court, neither were they represented by their lawyers. Counsel to the Claimant Alabh George Turnah, (MON) informed the Court that the Defendants according to the bailiff of the Court, refused to accept service of the originating processes and pleaded the Court for an order for substituted service, which the Court granted.
Investigation revealed that Davido and his Personal Assistant are been sued for fraudulently obtaining the sum of N4, 000,000.00 only from an American based Nigerian born upcoming artist Andre- Tejiri Ochuko Ibhihwiori In the label of Always on Cash Records. Court papers revealed that Davido and his management collected the money as fee to feature in a musical collabo with artist Tjay sometime in January, 2019 but have since then failed to either make himself available for the music collabo or refund the money.
It is not clear how Davido and his handlers will deal with this matter, whether to go into full litigation or seek out of Court settlement with the Claimant who is already asking for 15% interest on the principal sum of N4,000,000.00 from the date of payment to any date that the sum is finally liquidated. This may turn out another Innoson and GTB episode should the talented singer and his team miss-handle the minor.
It is also suggested in certain quarters that this matter of fraud is capable of tainting the image of the singer and affect his credibility in the industry if not properly handled. Feelers from amongst industry players also suggests that Davido may be on his own in this matter as a number of his colleagues and associates who learnt of the Court case today and spoke to our correspondence on condition of anonymity expressed shock and sadness that Davido could engage in such petty fraud against an upcoming artist. Efforts to get to Davido and his management were unsuccessful as calls put through to their mobile phones rang out endlessly without been answered.
The case was however adjourned to the ”23rd of august 2019” for report of service and commencement of trial.
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Google on Sunday celebrated Nigerian novelist, Buchi Emecheta, with its Doodle on what would have been her 75th birthday.
Newsmen report that Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements and notable historical figures.
“Born to Igbo parents in the Lagos suburb of Yaba on this day in 1944, Florence Onyebuchi (Buchi) Emecheta, moved to the U.K. in 1962, with her husband and first two children.
“She had another two, and, at the age of 22, pregnant with a fifth, left her husband and set off on her own.
“She supported her five children by working at a library, pursued her Sociology degree, all while working tirelessly on her novels— usually at the kitchen table as her children played,” it said.
Her son Sylvester Onwordi recalled that as an immigrant single mother battling poverty in the slums of 1960s London, she would draw her five small children around her, light candles, and delight them with what she called her “Moonlight tales”.
He said that according to her mother, the stories were what she had learned at twilight by the light of a hurricane lamp from her aunts in the village, or imbibed at her father’s knee during her family’s internal exile in Lagos.
For the young Nigerian girl who dreamed even then of being a writer, these tales were like umbilical threads connecting the lonely orphan she became with the lost world of mythical ancestors and her beloved home town of Ibusa.
Over the course of her life, Emecheta published 16 novels, including: “In The Ditch, Second-Class Citizen”, and “Slave Girl”, as well as her 1986 autobiography, “Head Above Water.” She also wrote several plays for stage, TV and radio.
Although she resisted labelling herself a “feminist” author, much of Emecheta’s writing addressed issues of gender and race.
“I work toward the liberation of women. My books are about survival, just like my own life,” she was quoted to have said.
During the 1970s and ’80s, she worked as a lecturer and founded the Ogwugwu Afor Publishing Company with her son. She was named an Officer of the British Empire in 2005, a remarkable accomplishment for someone who faced such adversity.
“Just keep trying and trying, if you have the determination and commitment, you will succeed,” Emecheta once said.
Emecheta suffered a stroke in 2010, and she died in London on January 25, 2017, aged 72.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has said that if the current political crisis he is facing cost him the opportunity to govern the state for a second term, he would be glad of his achievements.
Speaking yesterday when members of Benin Community in Abuja led by their President, Dickson Omoregie, paid him a solidarity visit, the governor said that one major reason why some persons are fighting him is the fact that he has vehemently refused to share the Edo state money for personal aggrandizement.
He also said that the political quagmire in the state involving members of the State House of Assembly was being instigated by an individual from Abuja, just as he vowed that he would prove that the weight of the people is bigger and heavier than that of an individual.
Governor Obaseki who noted that he was proud of his achievements and the level of development he has brought to the state since he was elected, said that even if he governs the state for a term, he will be fulfilled and vindicated in future, adding that when he rounds off as governor, he would go back to his business.
He said, “I am proud of my performance, even if I spend one term. What have I done wrong? My only offence is that I don’t share Edo money. I am determined to prove that the weight of the people is weightier than that of anybody.”
The governor assured the people that the state is peaceful saying that if not for the peaceful nature of the people, there would have been violent protest in the state against the decision of the House of Representatives on the political impasse in the State House of Assembly.
“In my electioneering campaigns, I was clear that if God gives me mandate, I will do my beat for the state. I have been doing this silently behind the scene for 8 years before I became governor.
I was very clear about my focus and I said the youth is my first primary concern. Goggle human trafficking, the first city you see is Edo. That’s why my first visit was to our technical college.
The money we are getting from Abuja wasn’t adequate. So, given my background, I sought to bring investors so that they can engage our people.
I have gone to great lengths to try to explain that it is about a reform to change Edo from what it is to what we had hoped and pray for it to be. And that is why I decided to be governor, I don’t have any future political ambition only to finish by the grace of God and go back to my business which is suffering. I didn’t come to make money in government house. I didn’t come to make name, by the grace of God he has given me one.
“So I want to tell you that the crisis we have had today has come to an end and we must resolve it. Edo is for Edo people, not for individuals. No matter whom they think they are, we all will play our own roles and leave. What will remain is our state. I endured so much as a governor.“
Nigeria’s Super Eagles’ third place finish at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt comes with a cash prize of at least $2 million (about N720 million) from the Confederation of African Football.
CAF had confirmed earlier in April this year that a total of $14.2 million would be shared between the best eight teams of AFCON 2019.
Algeria who emerged as champions earned $4.5 million while hosts Egypt – who were knocked out in the second round – get $670.000.
Algeria lifted their second ever trophy after narrowly beating Senegal 1-0 in the final on Friday night. The beaten finalists who are yet to taste continental glory, get $2.5 million to help ease the pain of defeat.
Tunisia also get $2milion as semi-finalists, while each of the beaten quarter-finalists (Madagascar, Ivory Coast, South Africa and Benin) get $800,000 each.
Apart from Egypt, seven other teams who crashed out in the Round of 16 get $670,000. They are Morocco, Uganda, Mali, Guinea, DR Congo, Cameroon and Ghana.
Angola and Kenya, the two third placed teams in the group stage that didn’t make the second round, earned $620.000.
There is no going back on the enforcement of motorcycle and tricycle plates, Zonal Commanding Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in charge of Sokoto. Kebbi and Zamfara states, Assistant Corp Marshal Kayode Olagunju, has said.
He was speaking on the August 1, 2019, date for commencement of arrest of violators of the law.
The Zonal Commander said the exercise would involve collaboration of other security agencies and stakeholders.
He assured that the states had enough plates in stock, urging motorcycle/tricycle riders and owners to avail themselves of the current window to acquire the number plates and rider’s license to avoid arrests and prosecution.
ACM Olagunju asserted that the Corps, states boards of Internal Revenue and other stakeholders had put in place arrangements to ensure smooth processes of procuring number plates and riders licence.
He directed all commands in the zone to step up public awareness campaigns and stakeholders consultations in their states to ensure smooth implementation of the FRSC National Headquarters directive.
According to a statement by Zonal Public Education Officer, FRSC Zone 10 Sokoto, Assistant Corps Commander Aliyu Maaji,”Section 10(4)(h) of the FRSC (Establishment) Act, 2007 states that it is an offence to be on the road without a valid vehicle licence or identification mark being displayed while Section 10(4)(s) makes failure to display number plates on vehicles (motorcycles and tricycles inclusive) an offence.”
The Vice presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi has said he was ready to pursue the party’s mandate to its logical conclusion.
Obi, who made the disclosure at the 8th stakeholders meeting of Anambra State chapter of PDP, titled “Repositioning for power and good governance” and held in Awka, said he was ready to lay down his life to ensure that Nigerians are delivered from hardship in the land.
“I am ready to lay down my life to ensure that Nigerians are rescued from the hardship inflicted on them by President Muhammadu Buhari- led Government in the country.
“I will fight for this mandate till the end. The person who is at helm of affair today ran for fourth time and nobody killed him. So, I am not afraid because when PDP was in power, it did not kill any body”, he said.
Obi also said that PDP is a brand that every Nigerian wants to identify with because Nigerians have lost confidence in the ruling APC government.
He said the only hope for Nigeria today is PDP, urging them never to lost hope in the party.
Twenty-one days after Big Brother Naija Season fourcomme
It has been a rollercoaster ride for the remaining 17 housemates, as they have had to adapt to each other’s personalities as theylive and work together. Readjusting themselves to a new order has been difficult as seen in their various tasks last week. Virtually everyone was opinionated and unbending. They lost their first wager as a result and received some stinging comments from their invisible landlord, ‘Biggie’.
There has, however, been a marked improvement in their attitude as evidenced in last Thursday’s task, despite their horrible attempt at singing for the Pepsi “Know Da Lyrics” challenge earlier in the week. Big Brother jocularly told some of them not to attempt going to a studio for any recording session. For the first time during BBNaija Season 4, the “Pepper Dem” gang rehearsed and performed in unison. Impressed by their collective performance, Big Brother decided to reward them with their wager for next week, although it still followed with some punishment for their previous behaviour.
But while they may now be working harmoniously as a team to avoid Big Brother’s sledgehammer, the strong individual inclinations remain palpable.
For example, some of the housemates have been quite blunt with how they express their opinions regarding activities
For the housemates who seem to take their tasks preparations with a level of seriousness, Mike, Frodd, Sir Dee and Gedoniwill easily fall into this category. They are quite competitive with the tasks and as such considered threats by the other housemates. But Mike will desperately need to improve his pidgin English as he struggles in tasks that involve verbal communication in that language. Case in point would be his hilarious rendition of Ten
In a house where unlimited quarrels are certainties, the resolver-in-chief definitely has to be Seyi. The grandson of the late politician, Obafemi Awolowo, seems to have relished his toga as the chief diplomat. He also seems to be spurring his fellow housemates with all his motivational illustrations about lifeproviding relevant examples at every given juncture, a trait that has seen some of his co-housemates brand him a talkative. He also touts himself as the guy in the house who empathizes with the ladies and has also assumed responsibility over certain activities such as kitchen organization, even though that usually ends in a disaster.
Jeff, Diane, Nelson and Tuoyo seem to be in the cool-headed team, as they have remained calm so far despite all that might have been thrown towards them. Asides Jeff, the remaining three majorly speak when necessary. Nonetheless, these four housemates also seem to be the most confused of the lot. Their actions have depicted that they are clearly interested in finding love in the house but are quite confused on who to settle for. Jeff’s interest seems to have waned with the eviction of KimOprah but seems he still has his eyes for other ladies in the house. Nelson and Tuoyo are in a love triangle fix with Diane, who has acknowledged the interest from the duo but is interested in Nelson. Meanwhile, Nelson has also fixed his gaze on Jackye, who has maintained (for now) that she is not interested as she had a blossoming relationship outside before entering the house. To be added to this group is Frodd, who has jumped from one female housemate to another and is currently hovering around Esther, who has vehemently rejected his advances, thereby leading to a flood of tears.
With the eviction of Ella, Khafi appears to be the only female housemate with a sonorous voice capable of making a dejected person come back to life. Her stimulating vocal range might have been the key to finally unlock the heart of Gedoni as her guy in the house. Khafi has shown that she is not afraid to confront anyone, bringing her strong traits as a police officer into play. She, however, secludes herself at every given opportunity with Gedoni, a situation the bearded folk has expressed his reservations over.
The same ‘situationship’ looks to have captivated the heart of Ike, who has slowly withdrawn from his bad boy, gangster-like attitude into the tender arms of his love interest, Mercy. Ike, who gave viewers a moment never to forget after the housemates’ second Saturday party with the stealing of Omashola’s coins, has considerably dropped his controversial antics and has become a lot calmer. But it remains to be seen if he will maintain such an attitude to the end of the show.
So, whose personality trait will help get him or her across the finish line on day 99? The drama continues LIVE, 24/7 on all DStv packages on channel 198 and on GOtv Max and GOtv Plus packages only on GOtv channel 29/Ghana 129/Uganda 329.
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