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Obi Cubana addresses shooting at his club by Burna Boy’s police escorts

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Obi Cubana, the Anambra-born business mogul, has finally spoken about the shooting that occurred at his Lagos-based club on June 8.

Burna Boy, the Grammy-winning musician, has been in the public eye since two fun-seekers were allegedly shot by his police escorts at the club situated in Victoria Island.

One of Burna Boy’s police escorts was said to have opened fire on Irebami Lawrence and Tolu, his friend.

The shooting was said to have occurred after the singer allegedly made advances at a lady said to be Lawrence’s wife.

A number of persons demanding justice had been calling on Cubana to speak on the incident.

In an Instagram post on Monday, the businessman sympathised with all the people who were affected by the incident.

Cubana also disclosed that his company has given all information at its disposal to “the legal authorities.”

“As regards the issues making rounds the social media, we at Cubana Group have given all information at our disposal to the legal authorities. However, we wholeheartedly sympathise with any/all those who may have been impacted by this,” he wrote.

“Myself and our group would never compromise standards, as we have confidence in the authorities to handle all. Best Regards.”

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Lady sentenced to 12 months psychiatric care over fake kidnap tweet

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Ameerah Safiyanu, a Twitter user who raised an alarm over an alleged kidnap, has pleaded guilty before a magistrate court in Abuja.

She was arraigned on Wednesday on the sole charge of misleading the police pursuant to section 140 of the penal code.

James Idachaba, police prosecutor, tendered a medical report indicating that Sufyan was mentally ill when she gave the false information.

Idachaba prayed the court to give the defendant a non-custodial sentence under section 44 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.

He also prayed that she should be placed under the supervision of the police counselling unit, for a regular review of her mental state.

Chinyere Moneme, defendant’s counsel, did not oppose the submissions of the prosecution.

In his judgment, Chukwuemeka Nweke, presiding magistrate, ordered that the defendant should be released conditionally to a probation officer.

She is to undergo psychiatric care for the next 12 months.

On June 14, Ameerah, via her Twitter handle @Ameerah_sufyan, tweeted that she and 16 other persons, including children and pregnant women, were kidnapped from their different homes in the federal capital territory (FCT).

“Please whoever has my WhatsApp number, I sent a broadcast message of my location. We were abducted at gunpoint by [people] with police uniforms and a van from our houses from different parts of Abuja. We’re 17 including 3 pregnant women and two little kids. They didn’t see my phone,” she had written.

In another post published about two hours after the previous one, she said the victims had been divided into separate groups.

The incident had elicited reactions on social media as many Nigerians bemoaned the country’s security challenges.

Reacting to the incident, the FCT police command had said operatives had been deployed to track the victims.

Three days later, the FCT police command said Ameerah had been found and debunked the report of the abduction of 17 persons.

Ameerah later made another post apologising that the previous tweet was a false alarm.

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2023: Jide Kosoko, Yinka Quadri, Femi Adebayo, and other Yoruba actors pledge support for Tinubu

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Yoruba Nollywood superstars have thrown their weight behind the presidential flagbearer of All Progressives Congress, APC Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The actors who assured Tinubu of their support in a video claimed that the former governor of Lagos State made acting and politics interesting by influencing many actors to venture into politics.

Taking to Instagram, Yinka Quadri shared the video of many of his colleagues drumming support for Tinubu.

Spotted in the video were Fausat Balogun, Yinka Quadri, Jide Kosoko, Taiwo Hassan, Faithia Williams, Femi Adebayo, Shola Kosoko, Saheed Balogun, Eniola Ajao, Murphy Afolabi and a host of others.

Yinka Quadri while speaking in the video said, “I, Alhaji Olayinka Quadri pledge my support for BAT not because I was paid to do so but because of Asiwaju support and influence to all and sundry over the years. Majority of actors who venture into politics today do so because of the influence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. By God grace, Asiwaju will move from Jagaban of Lagos to Asiwaju of Nigeria. For all your sacrifices, for all your effort, God will reward you this time…. If we look at the rotation of leaders in Nigeria over the years, it is very crystal clear it is Yoruba turn to be president.
BAT, Eyin lol kan (you’re the next)”.

Sharing the video on his Instagram page, he wrote;

ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU FOR PRESIDENT 2023 ✅

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a bridge builder across regional, ethnic and religious lines that is capable of uniting the country. We have identified him as an exceptional manager of resources and a seasoned administrator and we are convinced that the nation needs him in the next dispensation.

We have discovered a man who is ready to sacrifice all he has for his fatherland…the least sacrifice we can make is to let the whole country see the Leadership we have seen, feel the compassion we have felt; and move the maker of modern Lagos (Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu) to the moulder of a greater Nigeria..

Nigerians, we need to rise and give Tinubu an unequivocal charge: to springboard Nigeria into a growth phase several leaps ahead, the way Lagos State — under his guide— left the launch platform two decades ago, has stayed the positive course and is now the 5th biggest economy in Africa (rated as a nation). We must not fail to give this indefatigable leader with such an audacious spirit, a creative instinct and a striking mission a clear mandate to make the biggest difference possible to our collective trajectory of growth and development as a nation. What would it take? Our massive turnout and count of votes in the 2023 presidential election.

Show me a man with bigger heart and i will show you Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

I, Alhaji Olayinka Quadri pledge my full support for BAT not because i was paid to do so but because of Asiwaju support and influence to all and sundry over the years. Majority of actors who venture into politics today do so because of the influence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

By God grace , Asiwaju will move from Jagaban of Borgu to Jagaban of Nigeria; from Asiwaju of Lagos to Asiwaju of Nigeria. For all your sacrifices, for all your effort, God will reward you this time..

If we look at the rotation of leadership in Nigeria over the years, it is very crystal clear It is Yoruba turn to be president

BAT, Eyin lo kan, (you’re the next) 🙏🙏

ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU FOR PRESIDENT 2023✅

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‘Dark day for American women’ — Billie Eilish reacts to US abortion ruling

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Billie Eilish has criticised the US supreme court’s decision to end the constitutional right to abortion.

The British music star reacted to the controversial ruling during her Glastonbury performance on Friday night.

The judgement is expected to deprive millions of American women of the right to legally undertake abortion.

US states are expected to develop their own laws regarding abortion.

“Today is a dark day for women in America. I’m just going to say that because I can’t bear to think about it any longer,” said Eilish who became the youngest headline act in the festival’s history.

Similarly, Phoebe Bridgers, an indie-folk star who was making her Glastonbury debut, also addressed the contentious ruling.

Bridges said it was “surreal and amazing” to be on the iconic stage, and went on to add that she was having a bad day as a result of the supreme court’s decision.

“Are there any Americans here?” the singer asked, after which she led the crowd on a chant of “f**k the supreme court”.

She described the supreme court judges as “irrelevant” and “old”, saying they lack the right to “tell us what to do with our f**king bodies”.

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