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Defilement: Nollywood Actor Set To Be Be Granted Bail – Police

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Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha is set to be released from police custody due to the ongoing strike by members of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, which has made it impossible for the courts to sit.

A senior policer in Lagos State revealed that a directive has been issued to release him within the next 24 hours as the suspect could not be detained indefinitely without trial, Punch Reported.

According to the source: “There was no case of defilement, people are just talking out of sentiment. They are not talking from the point of law. We interviewed all parties involved in the case for three hours today (Wednesday).

The mother complained that her child was at the age of seven when she was defiled and the child pointed at Baba Ijesha. But the case was not reported until she was 14 years and under the law, the case has become statute-barred.

Regarding this new case, the CCTV footage has been assessed and nowhere was it captured that Baba Ijesha defiled her. The footage only showed him touching the victim’s body but it never showed him having any sexual intercourse with the girl.

The girl also confirmed the same thing. So, in law, it is a case of indecent assault and not sexual harassment, and it is open to bail. So, can we continue to keep him when the offence is subject to bail and when there is no court sitting?

That is against his fundamental human rights and the police do not work on sentiments. Directives have been given out for his release on bail.”

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Wizkid Changes His Stage Name To Big Wiz

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Nigerian singer, Ayo Balogun, better known as Wizkid has joined changed his stage name and his social media identity.

Grassroots.ng understands that the Grammy award-winning entertainer wowed his fans on Monday as he changed his Instagram identity from Wizkid to Big Wiz.

Recall that Wizkid fans had in the past asserted that the singer removed the suffix ‘-kid’ from his name, based on his increase in age and achievements in the music industry.

Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media have slammed the CEO of Made Men Music group (MMG), Ubi Franklin, for defecting to the All Progressive Congress (APC) amidst Twitter ban in Nigeria.

The music executive, who’s an Ex-husband of popular Nollywood actress, Lilian Esoro, seemed to be unperturbed by the ongoing outcry by young Nigerians following the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to suspend the operations of the microblogging platform Twitter in Nigeria indefinitely.

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I’m Making More Money Now, I Don’t Need To Share — Singer Peter Psquare

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Hip Pop star, Peter Okoye says he is making more money than he did under P-Square, the now-defunct music group he shared with Paul Okoye, his twin brother.

Peter who is now known as Mr. P, said this during a recent interview with HipTV. According to him, he no longer has to split his earnings three ways. He said he enjoys his freedom now.

“Hundred percent, I am. I don’t have to share three ways. Call it greed or selfishness. It’s your own cup of tea. I share with nobody. Yes, my management and my team. Fine. But I’m doing my own thing. I’m freer.

I’m making more money. Freedom is key. I can get a call that there’s a show next week and it’s my daughter’s birthday. I can say, ‘cancel it’. As a group, I couldn’t do that. Moneywise, if I used to share three ways, I share alone.

What am I doing music for? It’s about doing it how I feel it. It’s not even about the money. But when it comes to that, I make more than I was while in the group,” he said.

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Lai Mohammed Congratulates Burna Boy, Wizkid Over Grammy Awards

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Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Monday said the Grammy Award won by Burna Boy and Wizkid is a global endorsement for Nigerian music.

Mohammed in his congratulatory message to the duo in a statement obtained by Grassroots.ng said the award will serve as source of inspiration to others.

In the statement which was signed by Mr. Segun Adeyemi Special Assistant to the President (Media) Office of the Minister of Information and Culture, the Minister described the much-deserved awards as fitting reward for the persistent hardwork of the duo.

He said the awards also represented a global endorsement for the Afrobeat genre of music that has propelled Nigeria’s increasing dominance of the music world.

Alhaji Mohammed expressed the hope that the clinching of the prestigious awards by the two music stars would not only spur them to greater heights, but would also serve as a source of inspiration for others.

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