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Court Admits Expert Analysis Of Naira Marley’s Phone In Internet Fraud Trial

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has admitted in evidence a compact disc (CD) containing expert analysis of the contents of an iPhone allegedly found in the possession of the NIgerian hip-hop singer Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley.

The preciding judge, Justice Nicolas Oweibo admitted the CD tendered in evidence by second prosecution witness Anosike Augustine, on the ground, among others, that the iPhone itself had already been admitted in evidence.

Naira Marley who was arraigned on May 20, 2019, pleaded not guilty and is out on bail is undergoing trial on money laundering and internet fraud-related charges pressed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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The trial has since commenced with the court adjourning proceedings till Thursday for ruling on whether to admit more evidence against the ‘Am I a Yahoo boy’ and ‘Soapy’ crooner, as prayed by the EFCC.

Naira Marley, through his counsel, Olalekan Ojo, SAN, had opposed the anti-graft agency.

Giving his ruling , Justice Oweibo said, “l consider the CD to be admissible in view of the nature of this case. Accordingly it is hereby admitted in evidence and marked Exhibit F.”

Justice Oweibo thereafter adjourned the case till March 8 and 11 for continuation of trial.

The EFCC has in the charge alleged, among others, that some of the credit cards discovered in Naira Marley’s residence bore the fictitious names Nicole Louise Malyon and Timea Fedorne Tatar.

These, it indicated, were used in furtherance of internet scams.

Hence, the commission said the offences contravened the Money Laundering (Prohibition) and the Cybercrimes Acts.

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Ooni Of Ife Makes Demand From Daughter

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Oni of Ife and his daughter

By John Michael Ojo

Princess Adeola, the daughter of Ooni of Ife who turns 30 on May 20, has been urged to bring home a man for marriage.

The call was made by her father, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II in a now viral post on social media on Monday.

Ogunwusi while praying for the Princess, teased her to bring home her choiced husband as she is now ripe to be married out. The first class monarch also used the opportunity to reveal what his expectations has been towards her over the years.

He wrote, “Princess Adeola, Aanuoluwapo, Atutunini, Bamdefe Ogunwusi, Omo Ojaja II. I am truly grateful for the fulfilling life you have lived. May God Almighty continue to be with you in all your endeavours. Amen!

“When you turned 10, your father would talk to you about school and your future. At 20, he encouraged you to listen and understand the importance of morals and well-being, even as you sought independence.

“Now that you are 30, you are a grown woman. Your father senses that you no longer wish to be advised as independence has finally set in.

“I talked 10 to you and got your subtle independent behaviour in return. I talked 20 to you, and I still got your near-obvious independence behaviour in return. Now I’m talking 30 to a grown woman, so go and bring husband to daddy. With love from the throne of Oduduwa.

“Congratulations, and may God continue to guide you in all your pursuits,” he added.

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Asake Displaces Grammy Winner Tyla , Limoblaze Wins Best Gospel Act In MOBO Awards

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By John Michael Ojo

Ahmed Ololade professionally known as Asake, on Wednesday, clinched the award for the Best African Artist of the Year at the 2024 MOBO Awards held in Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Asake who recently lost his Grammy nomination to South African singer, Tyla, was named the winner ahead of his counterparts in the music industry such as Davido, Rema, Ayra Starr and the 22-year-old Grammy Award-winning South African singer Tyla.

Also among the winners is fast-rising Nigerian gospel singer, Limoblaze who won the Best Gospel Act at the award ceremony.

While Drake and 21 Savage were joint winners of the Best International Act award, Soul II Soul was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

British rapper, Central Cee topped the winners’ chart with two awards: Best Male Act and Song of the Year for ‘Sprinter’ with British-Nigerian rapper, Dave.

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Popular Tinubu’s Loyalist Hits Presidency Hard Over N5b Presidential Yacht

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Seyi Law

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Popular Nigerian actor, comedian and ardent supporter of President Bola Tinubu’s led APC administration,  Oluwaseyitan Aletile, better known as Seyi Law, has criticised  the government over its plan to procure a presidential Yacht valued at N5 billion for the President from the supplementary budget it recently presented to the National Assembly.

Seyi Law who made his displeasure known via his official social media handle on X, described the President’s proposal as being insensitive to the plight of the people.

The comedian called on Tinubu  to demonstrate his astute style of leadership by listening to cries of Nigerians who are daily being hit by the economic crisis bedevilling the name and put aside his taste for luxury.

He wrote: “I am absolutely not in support of the procurement of the presidential yacht. It is quite insensitive to the plight of Nigerians at this moment to even rationalise it. I call on the president, @officialABAT, to once again prove to Nigerians that he listens. Thank you, your Excellency.”

President Tinubu was declared winner of the February 25 presidential election which many have also alleged to be one of the most rigged presidential elections in the history of the nation’s democratic rule. However his victory was recently affirmed by the Supreme Court despite evidence showing discrepancies in his age, schools attended and name in the document he presented to the electoral umpire, INEC before the election proper.

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