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Naomi Campbell rocks daring fishnet dress and coat to glitzy Tiffany & Co. party in NYC (Photos)

Naomi Campbell rocks daring fishnet dress and coat to glitzy Tiffany & Co. party in NYC (Photos)

Last night,  Naomi Campbell stepped out in style as she attended the Tiffany & Co. Paper Flowers event and Believe In Dreams campaign launch in New York.
The 47-year-old supermodel donned a fishnet dress, which featured lace embroidery and white coat to the event. She also completed her look with snazzy gladiator heels, flashy gold chain necklace, and a matching bangle bracelet.  

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Naomi Campbell rocks daring fishnet dress and coat to glitzy Tiffany & Co. party in NYC (Photos)Naomi Campbell rocks daring fishnet dress and coat to glitzy Tiffany & Co. party in NYC (Photos)Naomi Campbell rocks daring fishnet dress and coat to glitzy Tiffany & Co. party in NYC (Photos)Naomi Campbell rocks daring fishnet dress and coat to glitzy Tiffany & Co. party in NYC (Photos)Naomi Campbell rocks daring fishnet dress and coat to glitzy Tiffany & Co. party in NYC (Photos)
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Man Bags 3-years jail term for #800,000 fraud

Man Bags 3-years jail?term for #800,000 fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Gombe zonal office, yesterday secured the conviction of one Danladi Joshua before Justice Beatrice Iliya of Gombe State High Court, on a two count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and theft.

The case was triggered by a petition from one Edna Ishaya in which she alleged that, between January and August, 2017, the convict fraudulently used a sort code of one of the new generation Banks and her mobile phone number registered with the Bank to transfer the sum of eight hundred and forty three thousand Naira only (N843, 000, 00.) to his personal use, without the petitioner's knowledge and consent.

Investigation by the Commission revealed that the amount in question was transferred to the convict's wife account domiciled also at one of the new generation Bank. He was arraigned on April 11, 2018 and pleaded guilty to all the charge preferred against him. The case was adjourned to today for sentencing.

Justice Iliya in her judgment sentenced the convict to 3 years imprisonment on each of the 2 count charge. He was however offered the option of N50, 000 fine on each count. The Judge also gave an order of restitution of Eight Hundred and Forty Three thousand Naira (N843, 000,00) to the victim of the crime.
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Lanre Da-Silva, Adekunle Gold, Joke Silva & more billed to showcase at the Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange this May, in Paris

Lanre Da-Silva, Adekunle Gold, Joke Silva & more billed to showcase at the Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange this May, in Paris



Nigerian arts and culture takes centre stage in the heart of Paris as the Embassy of Nigeria hosts France business community and friends of Nigeria to an exhibition of some of Nigeria’s finest art, cuisine, fashion, music, film and traditional games, on the platform of the Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange.

Lanre Da-Silva, Adekunle Gold, Joke Silva & more billed to showcase at the Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange this May, in Paris

The Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange is a platform for promoting cultural exchange and diplomacy and aims to enhance social and economic collaboration between Nigeria and the world, by developing channels for commerce between Nigeria and France. The exhibition will take place at Le Pavilion Dauphine, Paris, Saint Clair on Saturday May 19, 2018.

Lanre Da-Silva, Adekunle Gold, Joke Silva & more billed to showcase at the Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange this May, in Paris

The exhibition is a platform that demonstrates Nigeria’s interest in expanding economic and cultural bilateral relations with France. It reinforces the similar commitment expressed last year when the French Prime Minister received the Nigerian Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, in Paris; and previously, when former President Francois Hollande attended Nigeria’s centennial celebrations in Abuja. This sentiment is underscored by the fact that in only his first year in office, President Macron will be visiting Nigeria to further strengthen bilateral relations with Nigeria through trade and culture. Indeed, Nigeria is France’s largest trading partner in Africa, with diversified exports spanning petroleum, pharmaceuticals, electronic and Agro-allied products.

Lanre Da-Silva, Adekunle Gold, Joke Silva & more billed to showcase at the Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange this May, in Paris

During her Speech, The Nigerian Ambassador to France, Dr. Modupe Irele said “Through the Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange we are thus creating a forum where participants can make enquiries, network and build useful links, in a relaxed setting. We invite participants to both experience the elements of Nigerian culture that will be on display, and to use the occasion to initiate conversations with representatives from the different industries which will range from fashion to pharmaceuticals, agriculture to real estate, finance to tourism, amongst others. These together represent a wide array of trade opportunities….”

Lanre Da-Silva, Adekunle Gold, Joke Silva & more billed to showcase at the Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange this May, in Paris

The Nigeria Creative Arts Exchange will beam the light on other fresh trading products as it focuses on Nigeria’s rich creativity and presents a diverse display of products in the arts and the wider Nigerian culture, enabling the French business and travelling public to better understand the tremendous opportunities that lie in this jewel of West Africa.

Lanre Da-Silva, Adekunle Gold, Joke Silva & more billed to showcase at the Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange this May, in Paris

The Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange will feature among its creative industry giants, including Bisi Silva (world acclaimed visual arts curator); Ituen Bassey (Fashion); Orange Culture (Fashion); Andrea Iyamah (Fashion); Lanre Da Silva (Fashion); Chef Tiyan and Chef Fregz (Cuisine); Kemi Lala Akindoju (Nollywood) and Adekunle Gold (Singer-Songwriter)

Lanre Da-Silva, Adekunle Gold, Joke Silva & more billed to showcase at the Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange this May, in Paris

The exhibition is proudly supported by Bank of Industry, Emzor Pharmaceutical, UBA, Total, Lagos State Government, CIUC Consulting, Institut Francais, NEPC, CCI France Nigeria, SJ Tours, Aart of Life Foundation, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Media Partners include Ebonylife TV, Bella Naija, Pulse NG, Channels TV, Wish Africa and Red TV.

For more information, visit www.nigeriancreativeartsexchange.com or email info@nigeriancreativeartsexchange.com; or follow us on social media – Facebook/ Instagram: @cre8iveartxchangeng
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He talks to himself, and he talks to people who aren’t actually in the room

He talks to himself, and he talks to people who aren?t actually in the room

According to an insider who spoke with Life & Style, Kanye West is acting crazy and it's affecting both his business and personal relationships. His mental state deteriorated in 2016 after spending 8 days in a Psych ward
"Kanye needs professional help. He’s delusional and paranoid. He thinks he’s a savior. He talks to himself, and he talks to people who aren’t actually in the room because he thinks he’s being watched."
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Photos: EFCC arraigns three NGO workers for stealing N4.5m from MTN Foundation

Photos: EFCC arraigns three NGO workers for stealing N4.5m from MTN Foundation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, have arraigned the trio of Owolabi Kayode Samuel, Esther Olubukola Mate and Abimbola David-Orugun before Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing to the tune of N4, 576, 000.00 (Four Million, Five Hundred and Seventy-six Thousand Naira).
The defendants, who are staff of Hope Worldwide Foundation, a non-governmental Organisation (NGO), were arraigned alongside Cumulative Ventures Limited and Continental Best Buys Limited. 
One of the count reads: “That you, Owolabi Kayode Samuel, Esther Olubukola (a.k.a Bukky Mate, Bukola Mate), Abimbola David-Orugun, Cumulative Ventures, Continental Best Buys Limited, Olaoshebikan Candido Clement (at large) and Abosede Fasasi (at large), sometime in January, 2007, at Lagos, within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, conspired to steal money, property of MTN Nigeria Foundation, a subsidiary of MTN Nigeria Communications Limited, set up to cater for the less privileged people and HIV victims across Nigeria and committed commit felony, to wit, stealing contrary to Section 516 of the Criminal Code Cap C17, Vol.2, Laws of Lagos State, 2003.”
Another count read: “ That you, Owolabi Kayode Samuel, Esther Olubukola (a.k.a Bukky Mate, Bukola mate), Abimbola David-Orugun, Cumulative Ventures, Continental Best Buys Limited, Olaoshebikan Candido Clement (at large) and Abosede Fasasi (at large), sometime in October,2011 at Lagos within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, dishonestly converted the sum of N3, 556, 000. 00 (Three Million Five Hundred and Fifty- Six Thousand Naira) property of MTN Nigeria Foundation, a subsidiary of MTN Nigeria Communications Limited , set up to cater for the less privileged people and HIV Victims across Nigeria and committed stealing contrary to Section 285(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.”
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them by the EFCC. 
In view of their pleas, the prosecution counsel, K.M.A. Olushesi, asked the court for a short date for the commencement of trial.
However, in his response, counsel to the defendants, J.O. Odubela, SAN, informed the court that he had filed bail applications on behalf of his clients and also urged court to grant them bail on liberal terms.
Justice Oshodi granted the defendants bail on self-recognizance.
The defendants were also ordered to enter a financial bond of N2million each, which should be paid to the Chief Registrar of the Lagos State High Court.
Also, the defendants were ordered to deposit their international passports with the court’s Registrar.
The judge, however, said that the bail would be revoked, if the defendants fail to perfect the bail conditions within seven days.
Meanwhile, the judge ordered the commencement of trial, after the prosecution counsel, Olushesi, confirmed the presence of his witnesses in court. 
Led by the prosecution counsel, the first prosecution witness, PW1, Abasiekong Udobang, Programme Manager, MTN Nigeria, told the court how the defendants misappropriated about funds meant for the treatment of people living with the Acquired Immunized Deficiency Syndrom (AIDs) and the less-privileged in the society.
Udobang also informed the court that the money belonged to MTN Foundation, a subsidiary of MTN Nigeria, which was established for the purpose of giving back to the society, in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
In his further evidence, Udobang said that MTN, in 2005, engaged Hope Worldwide in order to implement two of its medical support programmes: Partners Against Malaria and Aids and Children and the Orphaned in the Community.
"MTN usually gives funds to Hope Worldwide Nigeria, since it is a non-governmental organisation, on a quarterly basis. Those funds were usually retired to MTN Foundation as a proof that the work was done. Every year, we usually work towards a new agenda until 2012 when we became suspicious of some of their retirements,” he added.
The witness further said that the case was reported to the Business Risk Units of MTN (BRM) for investigation.
He said "Following the information from BRM, we discovered that funds meant for buying drugs at the centres for HIV/AIDs victims were misappropriated. It was also discovered that documents were added in the names of two companies that we don't have any dealings with.
“After the findings from the BRM, the matter was reported to the EFCC for further investigation.”
Under cross-examination by the defence counsel, J. O.Odubela, SAN, the witness confirmed that the money meant for the treatment of the AIDs victim was usually paid to Hope Worldwide quarterly.
The witness also stated that after the fraud was discovered, members from the NGO were invited for a meeting to tell them the findings of BRM and that a letter was written to inform them about the fraud.
Udobang, who further said that the discovery led to the termination of the contract with the NGO, insisted that the letter itemised the area where they suspected the alleged fraud.
He, however, could not present the letter written to Hope Worldwide in court.
Consequently, Justice Oshodi adjourned the case to June 26, 2018 for continuation of trial.
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BBNaija's Alex and Tobi rock matching outfits as they visit Kiki Osinbajo

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The bond between Big Brother Naija housemates, Alex and Tobi is growing stronger. The rumoured couple stepped out today in matching outfits for a visit to Vice President's daughter Kiki Osinbajo's office in Abuja.


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Twitter user narrates how her cousin's boyfriend stabbed her repeatedly then ran over her with his car over 10 times after he found out she was still alive

Twitter user narrates how her cousin

A Twitter user took to the platform to narrate how her cousin was killed in the most gruesome way by her boyfriend. She wrote; 
My cousin was stabbed repeatedly by her boyfriend who dumped her body at a grave yard when he realised she wasn't dead, he drove over her 10+ times. We couldn't dress her body for the funeral b/c all her bones were crushed.
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Former banker, Nsa Ayi jailed 7 years for N700m fraud

Former?banker, Nsa Ayi jailed 7 years for N700m fraud

Nsa Ayi, a former relationship officer, Coronation Merchant  Bank, has been sentenced  to seven years imprisonment for diverting clients N700 million meant for Federal Government bonds, treasury bills and fixed deposits.  

He was sentenced today by Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, Lagos. The convict, who was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on February 26, 2018, on an 11-count charge, was accused of altering instructions and falsifying signatures of customers to transfer money into various accounts outside the bank.  

The money was allegedly transferred in tranches into his Guaranty Trust Bank account No. 0001600855 as well as his Zenith Bank account No. 1002771899. Delivering her judgment today,  the  judge sentenced him to seven years imprisonment  on each count of the charge. The sentences are to run concurrently from the day of arrest.  

The Judge further held that all properties traced to the defendant be confiscated till it amounts to the sum of N700million and  should be restituted to the plaintiff, Coronation Merchant Bank. One of the counts reads: “That you, Nsa Ayi, on or about 4th day of February, 2015, being an employee of Coronation Merchant Bank, in Lagos within the Lagos Judicial Division with intent to defraud, falsified account No. 1990000158 belonging to African Alliance Insurance Plc in possession of your employer by debiting the said account to the tune of N172, 076, 712.33, using an instruction which you purported to have been issued by the said African Alliance Insurance Plc.”  

Another count read: “That you, Nsa Ayi, on or about 13th day of January, 2014, being an employee of Coronation Merchant Bank, in Lagos within the Lagos Judicial Division with intent to defraud, falsified account No. 2990001176 belonging to Ogunjemiyo E. Mascot in possession of your employer by debiting the said account to the tune of N4, 277, 000.00, using an instruction which you purported to have been issued by Ogunjemiyo E. Mascot.”  

When the 11-count charge was read to him, he pleaded not guilty, thereby setting the stage for his full trial. Counsel to the defendant, Robert Clarke, SAN, had pleaded with the court to grant the defendant  bail on the grounds that he needed to take his son abroad for surgery.  

However, the prosecution opposed the bail, saying that “he is a flight-risk who had plans to relocate with his entire family to the United States of America last year, if not for the timely response in arresting him by the EFCC.” The prosecution further said that  there was no document showing that the defendant’s son was critically ill to warrant his being flown abroad for treatment.  

The judge, while denying him bail, said that if the defendant’s son was truly ill and needed medical treatment abroad, he should not be pleading with the court to allow him travel out with his entire family only to treat his son. The judge therefore, remanded the defendant in Kirikiri Prisons, Lagos .  During the proceedings on March 6, 2018,  the defendant changed his plea from ‘not guilty’ to ‘guilty’.

The judge subsequently convicted Ayi on all the  charges and deferred sentencing till today.
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NFF, Nigerians remember late football legend, Rashidi Yekini who died 6-years ago

NFF, Nigerians remember late?football legend, Rashidi Yekini who died 6-years ago

On this day in 2012, Nigerian football legend Rashidi Yekini passed on after living the later part of his life in penury.

In his lifetime, Yekini's professional career spanned more than two decades. He was mainly associated with Vitória de Setúbal in Portugal, but he also played in six other countries

Yekini scored 37 goals as a Nigerian international, and represented the country in five major tournaments, including two World Cups where he scored the country's first-ever goal in the competition.

He was also named the African Footballer of the Year in 1993.

Below are tributes to his heroics 6 years after his demise...
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Today we remember Nigeria football legend, Rashidi Yekini who passed on to glory this day in 2012. Keep resting our legend.
Legend Yekini (1963-2012)😢

It’s been six years since the passing of ’s all-time top scorer Rashidi Yekini.

Scored @NGSuperEagles first goal at the Fifa World Cup against Bulgaria in 1994.

Share your memories of ‘ganging’ ‘goals father’ here🤔
Earlier in 1994, Rashidi Yekini starred as cinched a second AFCON title in Tunisia.

He was simply unstoppable... pic.twitter.com/5P8nflL0eD
Rashidi Yekini made life difficult for Italy and manager Ariggo Sachi in the second round match.

Defender Paolo Maldini was lucky to escape with a yellow card.

Irreplaceable. Unforgettable. Continue to pic.twitter.com/c5XGrz1Q5O
Still on the conversation. 🇳🇬🇳🇬

Tonight we remember a great man. A lethal striker. The man. King 👑 Yekini. The late great Rashidi Yekini.
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Today Nigeria football legend, Rashidi Yekini passed away on this day in 2012.

A masterclass in his prime. 6 years but not forgotten.

Rest On Rashidi Yekini 🙏
A striker for Vitória Setúbal in Portugal, Rashidi Yekini led the Super Eagles attack during the 1994 World Cup. 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/5ZFwC7qGyb
In a golden moment of Nigerian football history, Finidi George fed Rashidi Yekini the ball ⚽️ to score Nigeria’s historic World Cup goal. 🇳🇬
Six years ago we lost a legend. The name Rashidi Yekini lives on. Continue to rest in peace Yekini.

I'm back again...Yes. I can remember Rashidi Yekini's goal more than the celebration. If there was no goal there would be no celebration.
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