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Maybe Yul should become Muslim to silence critics – Elder brother

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Uche Edochie and his brother

Uche Edochie, an ultra-contemporary artist has broken his silence on the trending second marriage of his younger brother, Yul Edochie.

The contemporary painter, in a lengthy post on his Instagram page, explained the family was shocked with the news of Yul’s marriage to a second wife with whom he has a new born.

He however said he is an adult who has complete responsibility for his actions.

He empathised with sister-in-law, May, Yul’s first wife noting his younger brother’s decision to marry a second wife was totally unfair because she never signed up for polygamy.

He however said the family is trying their possible best to placate her.

He began: “Hello guys. So my younger brother Yul Edochie just married a second wife out of the blue and Nigerians are freaking out. I get it. We are all shocked. I am a low key type of guy and I have tried to mind my own business but this circus is chasing me around too. So here is my take.

He added: “The second issue is that Yul is not a Muslim. If he was a Muslim, no one will be talking about this. Muslims marry as many wives as they want and nobody says shit. Traditional rulers and traditionalists of sorts do the same thing too and the Nigerian constitution recognizes polygamy as a legal marital union. Maybe we should burn that bloody constitution.

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“We told Yul not to do it. He did it anyway. Have you ever tried controlling an adult when it comes to relationships? Good luck with that. Yul is an adult who feels marrying a second woman is the best way to own up to his mistakes and make things right. It took a lot of courage for him to do this too.”

Uche Edochie went on to urge people to quit acting the ‘judge’ arguing being famous wasn’t a walk in the park as most persons would certainly impregnate more than five women if they ever had to walk in his younger brother’s shoes in just a period of one year.

“A Muslim marries two or more wives and his people throw a party. Totally normal. A Christian does the same thing and he is the worst human being alive. It is tough. Women throw themselves at famous people so bad that it is suffocating. If the average person walks in Yul’s shoes for one year, they will get five or more women pregnant. So don’t be quick to judge if you have not lived that life. Most people will do worse”, he said.

Furthermore, the elder son of iconic Pete Edochie celebrated the birth of the new baby from Yul’s second wife while he proposed his brother became a Muslim in order to hush critics completely.

“So this is Yul’s new baby with his new wife. Beautiful boy. Children are a gift from God. It is the circumstances of their birth that gets us all riled up about what’s right and wrong. I wish them all luck. Maybe Yul should become a Muslim and shut this circus down. It is said that life is what happens when we are making other plans. I was minding my own business. And now this. Fantastic”, Uche Edochie added.

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You are fat; send DSS to arrest me, Seun Kuti dares Aisha Buhari

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Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti has dared the First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari to send men of the Department of State Security to arrest him while calling her fat and alleging that she used money meant for Nigerians to get fat.

He shared a video dragging Aisha on social media days after Muhammed Aminu, a final-year student in the Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology, Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, was picked up and arraigned in court for sharing a post on Twitter sometime in June this year, where he called the first lady fat.

Aminu had shared a photo of Aisha on his handle and tweeted in Hausa “Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi”, which loosely translate as “Mama has fed fat on poor people’s money.”

Reacting to the incident, Seun who is the son of legendary afrobeat singer, Fela Kuti, dared The First Lady to send her DSS to arrest him as he called her fat.

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He said,

”You are fat and it is our money you use to get fat.

“Send your DSS come this side.

“If you no send that your DSS come this side you nor get sense, you be goat.

“Aisha Buhari you are fat!”

“That woman should be in jail.

“If Aisha Buhari is not in jail, then there is nothing like law in Nigeria.

“If Aisha Buhari is not thrown in jail for abuse of office….she doesn’t even have an office.

“Constitutionally, there is nothing such as the office of the first lady.

“This is a major office they use our money to waste on their wives so their wives will not monitor them and their girlfriends, mounting everything with holes…male and females..

“These girlfriends are not only females.

“There are males and there are females.”

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ICPC confirms arrest, detention of D’Banj over N-Power fund fraud

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Oladipo Daniel Oyebanjo, otherwise known by his stage name D’Banj

Popular Nigerian musician, Oladapo Oyebanji, also known as D’banj, has been arrested and detained in Abuja over alleged diversion of N-Power fund.
The pop star was arrested and detained Tuesday by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission.

The ICPC on Wednesday confirmed this in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Mrs Azuka Ogugua.

D’banji was accused of fraudulently diverting huge funds earmarked by the Nigerian government for N- Power project, an empowerment programme set up by the Nigerian government in 2016 to address youth unemployment and increase social development.
According to an ICPC source, D’banj was said to have colluded with some government officials to introduce ghost beneficiaries into the payroll of the scheme.

The money meant for those beneficiaries was then paid to accounts that have now been allegedly linked to the pop star.

D’banj was reported to have dodged summons by the ICPC for weeks, claiming to be overseas for scheduled concerts for interrogation over fraud allegation before the commission’s operatives closed in on him.

On arrival at the ICPC office, D’banj was reportedly subjected to a prolonged interrogation session after which he was detained.

His plea for administrative bail was reportedly rejected by officials who said the musician could not be trusted to attend his trial if released on bail.

The statement issued read in part, “The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) confirmed on Wednesday the arrest and detention of Mr. Oladipo Daniel Oyebanjo, otherwise known by his stage name D’Banj, over the investigation of fraud associated with the N-Power Programme.

“The N-Power is a scheme established by President Muhammadu Buhari on 8th June, 2016, to address the issues of youth unemployment and empowerment, and help increase social development.

“In line with its mandate, the Commission had received numerous petitions on the diversion of N-Power funds running into billions of naira following the approval and release of such funds to the beneficiaries by the Federal Government. Many N-Power beneficiaries had complained over the non-receipt of the monthly funds in spite of payment by the Government.

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“About 10 persons have been invited by the ICPC over the last few months in connection with the N-Power fraud, and have been granted administrative bail after their detention. Several invitations to Mr. Oladipo Daniel Oyebanjo, to appear before a team of investigators were ignored and not honoured.

“D’banji turned himself in and was taken into custody at the ICPC headquarters, Abuja, on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, and is currently assisting the investigators to unravel the circumstances of the fraud allegations by the petitioners.

“The investigation will be all-encompassing and also be extended to other collaborators of the fraud and the banks where the beneficiaries’ accounts are domiciled.

“This press release has become necessary to set the record straight in view of the reports awash in the media. The investigation is ongoing and the Commission prefers not to preempt its outcome and also avoid the frenzy of a media trial.”

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I may accept if Ooni proposes marriage — Peju Johnson

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An actress, Peju Johnson, has said that if the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, proposes marriage to her, she might accept it.

Recall that within months, the Ooni had recently married six wives in quick succession.

Johnson told Saturday Beats, “I may accept. But, it’s a ‘may be’. I am actually from a royal family in Ile Ife too. But, I am not a fan of going (marrying) into a royal family. I prefer regular people. Also, I have always said that I don’t want to marry from my town.  Men from Ile Ife are a different breed.”

The actress stated that she often got favour from her male fans. She said, “I have sweet fans all around that care about me.”

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Asked to recount a memorable moment she had had as an actress, Johnson said, “While shooting my movie, ‘Suliya’; one of the actors mistakenly hit my eye, and it affected me to the point that I could neither see clearly nor look into the sun. I thank God that I am fine now, and I’m able to see.”

The actress added that she saw nothing wrong in going under the surgeon’s knife and ‘fixing’ what one does not like about one’s body.”

Asked if she would go under the knife if given the chance, she said, “There is nothing wrong with fixing what one does not like about one’s body if one can afford it. That doesn’t mean one is insecure or one has low self-esteem and zero self-love.”

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