NOLLYWOOD stars Zack Orji, Saidi Balogun and Foluke Daramola joined a list of creatives under the aegis of Ambassadors for Change Initiative to meet Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the week.
The popular film stars were received in audience by the APC presidential candidate where they expressed their support to his candidacy.
Zack Orji pledged that the group would stand by the APC presidential candidate until he wins the February 25, 2023 election.
“I have been in Lagos for many years and it has always been the safest place to stay in. It is a state where people from different parts of the country have found inclusion and accommodation,” he said.
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In the same vein, Saidi Balogun commended Tinubu for being a pathfinder and mentor of many other leaders, pointing out that those in political limelight today were products of Asiwaju’s mentoring and leadership.
In his response, Tinubu charged the film stars to double their efforts saying, “As entertainers and filmmakers, you represent a key channel of reaching the people and disseminating important messages. You are the ones to help sell our country at home and abroad so that people change their mindset about Nigeria. The entertainment industry is at the heart and soul of our country. You are the creative people, the thinkers and doers.”
Others present at the meeting include Gentle Jack, Danfo Driver and Benedict Johnson.
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Actress Nkechi Blessing has hit back at critics who carpeted her for sharing ‘dildo’ as souvenirs during the remembrance service of her mother.
Many were outraged after the actress shared a video where she distributed ‘dildo’ to guests.
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“My learned friend representing the EFCC will also agree with me that this court will either stay proceeding or strike out the charge.
Lawyer to Destra, Tochukwu Onwugbufor, who agreed with Osigwe, recalled that while determining the appeals by Metuh and Destra, the Court of Appeal voided the judgment of the Federal High Court that had convicted them and ordered a retrial.
Onwugbufor added that besides the prosecution, which appealed against that judgment at the Supreme Court, Metuh and Destra also appealed against the Appeal Court judgment.
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He said the main issue in the appeal by the EFCC was the contention that the Appeal Court did not determine the whole appeal.
Onwugbufor added: “Actually, what was determined at Appeal Court was the issue of bias. But the EFCC is asking that the Federal High Court judgment should either be reinstated or send back to Court of Appeal for retrial.
“My client is also asking the Supreme Court that the Appeal Court did not take into consideration that the whole trial was a nullity and should be dismissed in its entirety and discharge and acquit the defendants.”
Although Adeola prayed the court to adjourn indefinitely pending the out come of the appeals at the Supreme Court, Onwugbufor agreed with Osigwe that the court possesses the discretion to either strike out the charge or adjourn it indefinitely.
He however noted that even after the Supreme Court’s decision on the pending appeals, the case may no longer come back to the Federal High Court.
He added: “This is so because the matter can be heard at the Appeal Court and it will go back to Supreme Court for final decision.”
In a judgment on February 25, 2020, Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja convicted Metuh and Destra on money laundering offences.
They were found guilty of laundering N400 million which they got from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) then headed by Sambo Dasuki in 2014, preparatory to the 2015 general elections.
They were also convicted In relation to a $2 million cash transaction executed without going through a financial institution in violation of money laundering law.
Metuh was jailed seven years, while Destra was wound up, a decision Metuh and his firm appealed at the Court of Appeal.
In a judgment on December 16, 2020 the Court of Appeal set aside the proceedings leading to the conviction and sentencing of Metuh and Destra and ordered a retrial, on the grounds that the trial judge exhibited bias against them.
Chichi, Phyna, six others for BBNaija 7 final after Groovy, Sheggz, Hermes eviction
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Eight housemates have made it to the final week of Season 7 of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show after three housemates were on Sunday night evicted from the House.
Groovy, Sheggz and Hermes were evicted in the Sunday eviction night show out of the six housemates that were earlier up for eviction.
The finalists are Chichi, Phyna, Daniella, Adekunle, Bella, Chizzy, Bryann and Rachael.
Head of House, Chichi, was last Monday shortly after her emergence as HoH, given the veto power of saving two fellow housemates while the rest would be up for eviction.
She picked Phyna and Daniella for the grand finale, and the remaining housemates, Hermes, Adekunle, Bella, Sheggz, Groovy, Chizzy and Bryann were up for eviction.
On Sunday, October 2, 2022, one of the housemates will go home with the coveted N100 million grand prize.
Out of the seven housemates, who have made it to the final of the show, only five are in contention for the N100m grand prize as two of them – Chizzy and Rachael – are fake housemates referred to as Riders in the show.
Show host, Ebuka Ob-Uchendu, also announced that by 9pm this Sunday night, voting for the finale would be open.
Below is how fans voted as obtained from NaijaCover:
Hermes – 15.83%
Groovy – 14.63%
Shegzz – 13.26%
“Polygamy is a life choice I can’t accept” – May Yul-Edochie
Polygamy is a valid life choice for individuals that she has chosen not to be part of, May, the estranged wife of popular actor, Yul Edochie has said.
The mother of four stated this in a viral Instagram post, months after she fell out with her husband for marrying a second wife.
May said polygamy does not align with her values and faith, and she, therefore, chose not to be a part of it.
“The ability to accept or tolerate challenges and problems in life is a virtue, and should not be misconstrued. There is no point making an already bad situation worse, hence the need to remain calm is crucial.
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“I understand that we all have our weaknesses and limitations as humans, and I personally believe everyone deserves an opportunity to make things right when they stray… Forgiveness is divine.
“Beyond all the unnecessary facades, Polygamy is a life choice and no one should be compelled to accept it. It is something I think all parties involved should embrace willingly, and it’s okay for anyone who chooses it. Some religions traditions allow polygamy and I have nothing against it.
“However, I am ABSOLUTELY certain that I will not be NUMBERED as a wife or be cajoled to accept a practice that does not align with my faith and family values,” she wrote on Thursday.
Recall that Yul sent tongues waging in April when it emerged that he had taken a second wife.
Announcing his second marriage to colleague, Judy Austin, the actor also disclosed the birth of their son.
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