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Comic actor, Dejo Tunfulu, buried amid wailing

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Yoruba comic actor, Kunle Adetokunbo, popularly called Dejo Tunfulu, has been laid to rest in the Agbowa area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.

Tunfulu died on Friday morning after battling a brief illness.

His children and relations at the funeral wept uncontrollably.
Dejo was said to have died at the Ikorodu General Hospital, Lagos where he was being treated for an undisclosed ailment.
President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, Bolaji Amusan, known as Mr Latin, had confirmed his death early Friday.
“Yes, it is confirmed. He died in a hospital this morning. But I am yet to get full details of the incident,” he said.
A fellow actor, Kunle Afod, expressing shock over Dejo’s death in a post on Instagram on Friday morning, said,
“Dejo, this is so sad. Still can’t believe this,” he wrote.
Fans of the late actor have also been paying tribute to him on Instagram and other social media platforms.
The late actor, during his lifetime, was famed for playing the role of a clown in movies, bringing laughter and joy to his fans across the country and beyond.

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

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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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