R. Kelly American R&B Singer Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

Embattled R. Kelly American singer R. Kelly was found guilty of all counts of racketeering and sex trafficking against him at his Brooklyn federal trial last year and was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday. According to Rolling Stone, Kelly’s conviction carried a minimum of 10 years in prison, but also the potential of life behind bars. Prosecutors earlier said that the RnB singer deserved at least a 25-year sentence but Kelly’s lawyer, Jennifer Bonjean, had pushed back, for a sentence of under 14 years. Judge Ann M. Donnelly,…

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Ohanaeze Intervenes Into Ekweremadu’s Travails, Writes UK Embassy

Senator Ike Ekweremadu, and wife The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, the youth wing of apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation has waded into the travails ravaging the former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrie in the United Kingdom. That OYC had earlier called for caution and an end to the social media trail of the Senator and his wife. The group has now written an open letter to the UK Embassy, begging that at least the Senator’s wife be freed to enable her attend to their ailing daughter.…

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Mercedes-AMG Rounds Off Range Of Exclusive Special Editions With GLE SUVM

Mercedes-AMG is celebrating its 55th anniversary with six “Edition 55” special models based on the GLE SUV and GLE Coupé in this demanding market segment as well. The customers have the advantage that exquisite equipment scopes and details that are only available for the “Edition 55” make this limited-edition model particularly desirable. The anniversary models are available to order now until December 2022. The colour selection with obsidian black metallic or Manufaktur diamond white bright, the special car film, the 22-inch AMG forged wheels and the specific trim parts in…

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Medical Doctor Land 27 Years In Jail For Fraudulent Practices

A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State has slammed a 27-year-jail term on a Nigerian American-trained medical doctor, John Nweke, for fraudulently obtaining goods worth N35 million from Konga Online Shopping Limited. The goods included 19 expensive smartphones and two cameras. Spokesman for the Police Special Fraud Unit in Lagos State, Mr. Eyitayo Johnson, said in a statement that the convict and two others were arraigned in 2016 before Justice Abdulazeez Anka for conspiracy and obtaining property under false pretences. “They were charged under the Advance Fee Fraud…

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733million People Have No Access To Electricity Says United Nations

The United Nation in a recent report has stated that about 733 million people worldwide still do not have access to electricity, as 670 million people will remain without electricity by 2030, making it 10 million more than projected last year. So many communities across Nigeria fall within this category of communities without electricity. According to the report, 2.4 billion people still cook with fuels detrimental to their health and the environment. They attributed the surge to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which slowed down the progress towards universal access to…

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MTV Base, BET Africa Partner With ‘Zero Malaria’ Starts With Me Movement

… To Boost Malaria Awareness   In support of the Draw The Line Against Malaria campaign, Paramount Africa through its youth channel brands, MTV Base and BET Africa have partnered with the Zero Malaria Starts With Me movement. This partnership strives to boost malaria awareness, promote education, and engage youth in the fight to end Malaria. The global Zero Malaria Starts With Me movement has united people all over the world at a time when malaria kills a child every minute. With this in mind, Paramount Africa has committed to…

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Finally, Progress Chukwuyem Wins Nigerian Idol Music Reality Show

The Nigerian Idol musical reality show sponsored by the Bigi carbonated soft drink brand of Rite Foods, ended on Sunday, with Progress Chukwuyem emerging the winner of the 10-week talent hunt and won the N100,000,000 worth of prizes.The things he won includes a N30 million cash, a new SUV, a Bigi branded refrigerator and a year’s supply of Bigi drinks, an EP and a music video, a weekend getaway from TravelBeta, and a DStv Explora fully installed with a 12 months premium subscription. Progress Chukwuyem (left) receiving a dummy cheque…

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What Will Kill A Man Is Already Before Him

By Francis Ehwerido On a recent visit, a former colleague and longtime friend, Assumpta Udoh, told me something I found very profound because of its clarity: “Franco, by the time you are 50, the health problem that will kill you will be before you. How long you live thereafter depends on how you manage it.” Assumpta is very correct. Her grandmother was diabetic but died at age 98. Her 101-year-old father is asthmatic, but still going strong. He played exhibition tennis at 100 in Ikoyi Club, Lagos, last year. Of…

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How Amstel Malta Powered The AMVCA For The 8-Year Running

The eight-day-long African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) celebration was definitely not one to miss. Particularly, the main awards night was filled with glitz, glamour, teary, and funny moments as contributors to the continent’s growing content industry were celebrated for the effort put into entertaining Africans over the last two years. The Awards’ headline sponsor, Amstel Malta, definitely took things up a notch this year and made sure no segment of the film industry was left unrecognised as the brand purposefully spotlighted talents across new and old Award categories, including…

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Badamasi: IBB’s Biopic At Last Out On Amazon Prime

Navigating through various institutional intrigues to keep it away from teeming Nigerian movie enthusiasts, ‘Badamasi: Portrait of a General’, which remains one of the much-awaited biopic on General Ibrahim Babangida, will now be available as from Wednesday, May 18, 2022. We gather that the biopic will be available on renowned streaming platform, Amazon Prime for audiences around the world. Offering the technical depth of Obi Emelonye, the filmmaker behind blockbusters like ‘Last Flight to Abuja’, ‘Mirror Boy’, ‘Oxford Gardens’, who has been described by the international media as ‘a Nigerian…

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