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Police grill Mohbad’s dad over petition by Lagos monarch

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Joseph Aloba, father to the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad, was on Monday grilled by officers of the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Alagbon in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State over a petition filed by Oba Saheed Elegushi.

The head of the Aloba legal team, Monisola Odumosu, in a statement on Tuesday, said the petition borders on cyberbullying, cyberstalking, and criminal defamation.

Odumosu explained that the allegation came on the heels of an interview granted by Aloba recently.

The statement read in part, “Mr Aloba was invited by the police and led to the police station by the representatives of his legal team, Teri Wellington and Monisola Odumosu. The petition was written by Oba Saheed Elegushi who alleged that during one of Mr. Aloba’s interviews with a London-based blogger, he was criminally defamed.

“During the interview Mr. Aloba granted the London-based blogger, it was alleged that he said, ‘… his son was bullied and killed on the instruction of Oba Elegushi and that it was one Sam Larry that was sent to do the job…’”

According to the statement, Aloba reiterated that defaming or performing any act that constituted or could lead to cyberbullying and cyberstalking Oba Elegushi wasn’t his intention as he was trying to seek justice for his late son.

Odumosu added that the late singer’s father further clarified that he did not have any proof to support the allegation against the monarch except the petition written by his late son and other phone conversations he had with him.

While noting that the monarch, who was present at the meeting, demanded a retraction, Odumosu clarified that Aloba was never arrested or detained.

“In fairness to Oba Elegushi, he only demanded the retraction of the defaming statements made by Mr Aloba on social media.

“Mr. Aloba was never arrested or detained. He was granted bail without stress. It is important to note that Mr. Aloba is still grieving the death of his son. He just lost a single star in the family firmament.

“Any grieving parent may on the spur of the moment make statements that may tend to be unreasonable. We only need to understand the geographical circumstances giving rise to his utterances.”

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Rihanna dismisses rumour of third pregnancy

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Rihanna, the award-winning Barbadian music star, has addressed rumours circulating that she is expecting her third child.

There have been speculations that the ‘Man Down’ hitmaker was pregnant for the third time in three years for A$AP Rocky, her partner.

But in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 36-year-old denied the rumours, adding that she was not pregnant.

She however said that she is open to having more children.

“I am not pregnant, if that is what you are asking. But I would definitely have more kids,” she said.

In April, the mother of two opened up about wanting to expand her family.

She said she wants to have as many kids as God wants, adding that she is hoping for a daughter.

“As many as God wants me to have. I do not know what God wants, but I would go for more than two. I would try for my girl. But of course if it is another boy, it is another boy,” she said.

Rihanna and Rocky sparked their relationship in December 2020 after being longtime friends.

In May 2022, the celebrity couple welcomed their first child.

They also had Riot Rose, their second child, in August 2023.

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Ebuka opens up on health struggle

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Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) host, has spoken about his health struggle.

In a post via X on Tuesday, Ebuka revealed that he had “three health scares” in 2023 and even had to undergo surgery.

The media personality, however, did not disclose the ailments. He added that he is focused on “fixing” his body in 2024.

“Had 3 health scares in 2023 and ended the year in surgery… Fixing the body in 2024,” he wrote.

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DJ Cuppy aims for fourth university degree

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DJ Cuppy, the Nigerian disc jockey, says she is applying to study for another academic degree.

The celebrity DJ, the daughter of billionaire businessman Femi Otedola, recently took to Instagram to reveal that she “loves learning”.

Cuppy said after performing at a show, it dawned on her to pursue another academic degree.

“So, I am at home at the moment. I finished a DJ gig and I started working on an application for something pretty important. And I have decided to go back to school. I already have three degrees but I love learning,” she said.

“The university I am applying to, obviously is very academically and their application is pretty rigorous. And I just felt quite discouraged. I am 31 now. My brain does not work like it needs to. I was looking at the prerequisite readings and I was like how am I going to do this. And I realised I have done it before I can do it again.”

Born Florence Otedola, the entertainer also shared a copy of her certificate on social media.

In October 2021, the singer commenced her master’s degree programme in African Studies at Oxford University.

Cuppy completed her thesis which is the required academic research work the following year. She said although she did not get merit or distinction, she is glad to have passed the thesis.

Last year, Cuppy bagged her third degree and second master’s (MSc) from the University of Oxford, England.

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