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Funke Akindele, husband, 56 others pardoned

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About six months after their conviction for violating COVID-19 lockdown regulations, Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, and husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, have been pardoned by the Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Also pardoned are 56 inmates who were ordered to be released from various correctional centres in Lagos.

Akindele-Bello and her husband were on April 6 sentenced to two- week community service, a non-custodial sentence and isolation by the court.

A statement by Lagos Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, (SAN) said Sanwo-Olu acted based on the recommendations of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, under the powers conferred on the Governor by Section 212 (1) & (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

The 56 released inmates were recommended by the Advisory Council after due examination of their case files and consideration of the length of time served, the gravity of offence, old age and ill-health among other parameters.

The attorney general has also enjoined the beneficiaries to be good citizens and stay away from crime.

The Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy headed by Dr Abayomi Finnih was inaugurated by Governor Sanwo-Olu in December 2019.

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Chizzy Alichi knocked out Laide Bakare in celebrity boxing match

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Chizzy Alichi knocked out Laide Bakare in celebrity boxing match

Actress Chizzy Alichi and her counterpart, Laide Bakare, have finally put their beef to a celebrity boxing match over the weekend.

Just like Portable and Charles Okocha, the two settled their differences with a fight and videos captured the moment the actresses engaged in a scuffle.

Chizzy Alichi emerged the winner of the fight after beating Laide Bakare to a pulp.

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Extending love to Laide via her Instagram page, Chizzy recalled her promise to give her a champagne.

Rejoicing over her win, she expressed gratitude to her colleagues and the organisers of the show for putting up an amazing work, which she described as fun.

“We WON !!!! About last night, thank you, guys, for coming out, I appreciate my colleagues and the organizers of the show, amazing work, Weldone we had fun. My co-winner @laidebakare love you and I’m still waiting for my champagne,” she wrote.

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I can buy, marry you – Portable blasts Laide Bakare for tagging him ‘dirty boy’

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Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable and Laide Bakare

I can buy, marry you – Portable blasts Laide Bakare for tagging him ‘dirty boy’

Controversial singer, rapper, and songwriter Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has fired back at actress Laide Bakare after she referred to him as a “dirty boy from Sango.”

Portable asserted his wealth, suggesting he could afford to marry her.

Laide, during an interview with Talk to B, referred to Portable as a dirty boy while discussing sensitive and personal topics, following some vulgar statements the singer made on her media page.

She was asked personal questions, including the controversy surrounding her child being claimed by two individuals alleging to be the child’s father.

In response, she stated: “That’s where Wahala started. When I finished my house in Lekki, I sent out invitations. I saw it, they saw it, no response at all.

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“I told them, ‘You’re not okay.’ I sent invitations to you, and you didn’t even say anything. So, when I now got my vehicle, a person commented under my post, saying, ‘Sorry rich woman.”

The actress added that Portable was the one who commented so she went on to abuse and insult him, calling him “a dirty mad boy from Sango.”

In a subsequent video, Portable responded, emphasising that Bakare had earlier stated that if her husband cheats, she’ll cheat as well.

Consequently, he cautioned her against associating with his wife, saying that her influence might hurt his wife

Portable stated: “No be you do interview say if your husband cheats, you go cheat. Due to this, I messaged and asked that you shouldn’t associate with my wife, who is an actress.”

“Because you’re unfortunate, you might advise her to cheat as well.”

Regarding Bakare’s comment about him being a dirty boy, Portable said: “You called me a dirty boy, but I can buy and marry you. Who is your husband? Tell me your husband.”

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Alleged breach of contract: Court declines Davido’s application for stay of proceedings

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David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido

Alleged breach of contract: Court declines Davido’s application for stay of proceedings

A Delta State High Court sitting in Effurun has refused the application by Nigerian-American singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, seeking a stay of proceedings in the N2 billion suit filed against him by Brownhill Investment Company Limited over the annual ‘Warri Again Concert’

The claimant, in the suit, is praying the court to award N2 billion as general damages against Davido.
Besides, the claimant is praying to the court for N150 million as legal and professional fees and an additional N30 million as the cost of filing the suit.

Defendants in the suit are David Adeleke a.k.a “Davido,” and his music label, Davido Music Worldwide Limited.
At the hearing in the matter, Davido’s counsel, Mr Norrison Quakers, SAN, informed the court that there was a pending appeal and that the defendants had filed a motion for a stay of proceedings.
Quakers further told the court that the defendants had been served with a copy of the claimant’s counter affidavit to the said motion for stay.

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However, he applied to withdraw the motion and submitted that the Court of Appeal had become seized with authority over the proceedings pending before the lower court.

Claimant counsel, Kelechi Onwuegbuchulem, did not oppose the application to withdraw the motion and the court granted the same according.

The court in a bench ruling upheld the claimant’s argument and held that until an order staying further proceedings is obtained from the Court of Appeal, the High Court will continue with proceedings in the case.

The court also granted the motion on notice seeking to regularise the claimant’s reply to the statement of defence and directed that Pre-Trial Conference, PTC, forms be filed within 14 days in line with the rules of the court. The court adjourned the case to March 21, 2024, for a pre-trial conference.

Recall that Davido had, in his preliminary objection challenged the jurisdiction of the court, because the case ought not to take place in Effurun

But the court in its ruling dismissed the preliminary objection.

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