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Rihanna now officially a billionaire


US singer, Robyn Fenty aka Rihanna, has been declared a billionaire by American business magazine, Forbes.


The magazine stated that Rihanna attained the feat due to a cosmetic company, Fenty Beauty, which she launched in 2017.


With a worth of $1.7 billion, Rihanna is now the wealthiest female musician in the world. She comes second to Oprah Winfrey who is the richest female entertainer in the world.


The singer owns 50 per cent of Fenty Beauty which produced an estimated $1.4 billion of her wealth, with the rest coming mostly from music.


The other 50 per cent of the cosmetic company is controlled by French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH.


Her lingerie line, Savage x Fenty, which was launched in 2018 raised $115 million in funding.


However, it is not everything touched by the singer that turns to gold.


Forbes reported that LVMH and Rihanna confirmed that they “shut down their other venture, a high-end fashion and accessories house also called Fenty. Launched in 2019, Fenty sought to extend Rihanna’s brand of inclusivity and offer styles in a range of sizes. But like many luxury fashion brands, the high-priced line suffered during the pandemic, releasing its last collection in November 2020.”

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Sanwo-Olu reacts to reports of Bola Tinubu’s death


Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has reacted to reports that Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is dead.


Sanwo-Olu said Tinubu is well and healthy.


He spoke on the sidelines after inaugurating 102 compactor trucks and 100 double dino bins acquired by the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), on Wednesday.


The governor had visited Tinubu a few weeks ago in London.


Speaking on his meeting with Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu said they discussed issues regarding happenings within the APC.


He said: “My going to see our leader was really around the rumours flying around about him.


“He is well and healthy. We discussed happenings in our party and country at large. All is well with him as I saw myself and there is nothing to worry about.”


Tinubu was recently rumoured to have died during his medical trip abroad.


However, his media aide, Tunde Rahman, had denied such reports, stressing that the APC National Leader is still alive.

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Igboho supporters granted bail after one month in detention


A federal high court in Abuja has granted bail to 12 supporters of Sunday Igboho who were arrested in Oyo state.


Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) had on July 1 raided Igboho’s residence in Oyo and arrested 12 of his supporters.


The arrested persons were subsequently moved to the federal capital territory (FCT) where they have been in detention.


Subsequently, the suspects through their lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, filed an application asking the court to “inquire into the circumstances constituting grounds of their arrest and detention since July 2, 2021, and where it deems fit admit applicants on bail”.


At the resumed hearing on Wednesday, Olajengbesi, counsel to the applicants, asked the court to admit his clients to bail.


“There is no need to continue to keep them with the respondents,” he said.


Commenting on the bail application, David Awo, DSS counsel, had said he was not opposed to bail for the 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 11th applicants.


He told the court that the remaining four applicants (2nd, 12th, 5th, and 6th) were still being investigated.


More to follow…

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BBNaija S6: Angel’s dad hails daughter’s see-through dress as evidence of ‘body positivity’


Father to Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, Angel, has hailed his daughter for her outfit at the fashion show held in the BBNaija house.


During the fashion show, Angel, who was the host of the event, got tongues wagging with the lacy see-through mini dress she wore without underwear.


Her father, who is also her Instagram handler, as she earlier revealed, praised his daughter for her outfit, saying that Angel’s dress depicted body positivity.


He shared a video of her on the page and wrote, “In case you missed this. Body positivity.”


This came after several reactions from Twitter fans about the revealing dress.


A tweep, @kuukuaV said, “It’s either you accept Angel for who she is cos she’s staying for 72days. Expect more nudity and fine legs”


Another tweep, @dankachi3, said, “Angel’s content is being naked.”


As one of the contestants of the show, Angel has always managed to keep her name on viewers’ lips.


On her first night of the show, she cuddled with Sammie, an act that got people talking and led to a potential ‘ship’ between them.


During the Truth or Dare game, Angel also kissed Boma and Saga passionately while her love interest, Sammie, looked on.


On Monday, Cross had revealed to the housemates that Angel had walked in on him having his bath and she stripped and had her bath in the same place.


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Senator Nuhu Aliyu is dead

A former Senator for Niger North, Nuhu Aliyu, is dead.

Aliyu died on Wednesday in Kaduna State following a brief illness.

Reacting to the news, the Niger State government described Aliyu as a great man of courage dedicated to Nigeria.

A statement by Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, the Secretary to Niger State Government, said the state has lost a man of immeasurable value, adding that his advice would be greatly missed.

The statement read in part, “The patriotic tendencies and excellent handling of legislative duties concerning the welfare of people and the nation demonstrated by Senator Nuhu Aliyu are worthy of emulation.

“But we must take solace in the fact that from God we all come and to Him we shall all return. Nobody shall live longer than the time appointed by Almighty God.”

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BBNaija: Why I can never date Liquorose – Emmanuel


Big Brother Naija “Shine Ya Eye” housemate, Emmanuel, has revealed why he can never date fellow housemate, Liquorose.


Emmanuel bared his mind during a chat with Pere.


According to the model, he is not attracted to Liquorose and only wants to be her friend.


“I only want us to be friends, I am not attracted to her at all,” Emmanuel said.


Pere, in response, said Emmanuel should not have made her feel wanted knowing fully well that he does not love her.


This conversation came after Liquorose confronted Emmanuel to ask him where she stands in his life.


Liquorose had told Big Brother during her diary session that she felt betrayed after he put her up as a suspected wild card.

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Nnamdi Kanu: Buhari govt, Kenya broke international law in arrest of IPOB leader – Lawyer


Aloy Ejimakor, counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has accused the Nigerian government and its Kenyan counterpart of violating international law over the agitator’s arrest.


The counsel stated this while quoting an international law via his Twitter handle.


He said the two African countries cannot claim ignorance of the law.


“A state shall provide for all individuals that it wishes to transfer to the custody of another state an effective, independent, impartial and individualized judicial oversight prior to transfer.


“Nigeria and Kenya are state parties to this law. Yet, they chose to break it,” Ejimakor wrote.


Kanu was rearrested and repatriated from an African country believed to be Kenya.


He had fled Nigeria in 2017 after being granted bail by an Abuja Federal High Court.


Kanu is standing trial for treason over his agitation for the actualization of Biafra.

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The Unstoppable DJ Nero discusses his life and career


Anih Chineye Jeremiah – the Unstoppable DJ Nero – is celebrating 9 years on stage. He wouldn’t have been so successful if he appeared sporadically. DJ Nero is a consistent performer and has grown in popularity, currently ruling the entertainment industry. What sets him apart is his special way of mixing and controlling different songs belonging to varied genres. Last year, DJ Nero won the VIP Award for the Best Rated DJ in Nigeria, his unique way of being making a mark. The great DJ is a native of Nkanu East LGA of Enugu State, born to a father that treasures African music and culture.

His parents didn’t approve of his career path

The man of many skills revealed that his parents didn’t support his career choice. DJ Nero’s vision for his life didn’t align with what his parents wanted. However, he decided to go against their wishes and followed his dream of becoming a disk jockey. According to DJ Nero, he received much-needed support only when he became successful. It pleased his parents to see him rise above the circumstance and do well. DJ Nero grew up listening to different pieces of music, such as afro juju, pop, highlife, jazz, afrobeat, hip-hop, rhythm and blues, and soul, just to name a few.

DJ Nero’s success story is definitely an inspiring one. When you have the complete support of your loved ones, your career takes off swiftly. Well, others struggle a lot to make it big. Basic mixes can be mastered in less than an hour, but the skill required to produce music takes more than that. Tech makes can both help and hurt DJs. However, it doesn’t replace technical know-how. Those looking for opportunities to play need liability insurance. The DJ liability insurance cost can turn out to be too high for some performers. There’s no DJ success formula. And dreams don’t come true overnight, while you’re sleeping.

DJ Nero thinks party mix helps entertainers grow

DJ Nero is one of those artists that create suspense and release it, always keeping audiences engaged. Practice, learning, and maintaining a positive attitude have brought him where he is today. DJ Nero is praised for promoting talented musicians in Nigeria and the world at large. Being gifted isn’t always enough to build a successful career. The entertainer has collaborated with several personalities and hopes to have similar opportunities in the future. DJ Nero believes that artists should still use mixtapes. From his point of view, it’s necessary to take the time and trouble to create party mixes.

What DJ Nero does as a professional helps him remain relevant in the entertainment industry. He disclosed that DJ Khaled is his role model. When discussing some of the limitations affecting local artists, DJ Nero affirmed that the growth of Nigerian DJs is limited by their focus on the local neighborhood. Basically, they don’t have a growth mindset. DJ Nero evolved from hosting street carnivals to playing at some of the most important events nationwide and worldwide.

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You encourage impunity, Soyinka laments failure of Nigerians to protest

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has blamed Nigerians including himself, for the rate of impunity in the country.

According to the foremost playwright, Nigerians have allowed whatsoever is happening to them today to continue and have refused to take to the streets.

The renowned dramatist pointed out that everybody in the country is paying for the consequences of impunity.

Soyinka said this during a brief speech at the 24th edition of the Wole Soyinka Lecture Series organised by the National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) and held via zoom.

The theme of the event was “National Conference Against Impunity” and Soyinka said, “I am absolutely certain that we would agree that one of the major reasons for the dilemma we are undergoing in this country right now is that we permitted, we nurtured, we even encouraged either by actions or inactions, the mindset of impunity both in leadership and among the people.

He said Nigerians, including himself, were equally guilty, because they themselves allowed it and watched it happen.

“We didn’t take to the streets to protest it, to denounce it, to warn of the consequences. Oh yes, there were warnings here and there but they were not concerted and structured,” he added.

Soyinka said it was never too late to reverse the trend, noting that the starting point should be “a frank, honest and objective dialogue.”

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Redeemed Pastor assassinated on the pulpit


Fresh facts have emerged how Pastor Bolanle Ibrahim of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, The King of Kings Parish at Maidan village, Mile 12 area, Lagos was assassinated while praying for mothers and their children.

The news came to some members of the church and his wife as a shock, as gunmen entered the church with his picture in their hand, went straight to the pulpit and shot him dead.

The devastated wife of the deceased, Mrs. Kudirat Ibrahim denounced claims that her husband was a cultist, which was why he was killed by the gunmen.

According to her, what the people were saying were blatant lies as her husband was a man of God and served him till his death.

She explained that she was not at home on the fateful day of the incident, as she went to take care of her mother at the hospital.

Kudirat said she had no premonition about his death and that the deed was done, with nobody calling to inform her.

She told New Telegraph that she never knew her husband had been killed, as she was still busy calling him to bring something for her from home, not knowing that he had already been killed.

Narrating how Pastor Ibrahim was killed, his aunt Mrs. Justina Alebiosu, said before the gunmen killed him, they showed him his picture to identify if he was actually the right person they came for.

Alebiosu stated that his death was an unfortunate one, as he was a gentleman, saying that Ibrahim converted from Islam to Christianity before becoming a pastor.

She said her thinking was that her brother had business transaction with someone, explaining that she was told when the assailants wanted to drag him out of the pulpit where he was praying for women who brought their children for dedication, he begged them to kill him there and that, that was where he was eventually killed by the gunmen.

Spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi confirmed the incident, saying that the police were still investigating the matter.

*The earlier photo was found not be Pastor Bolanle Ibrahim’s. We apologise for the mix-up