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Naira Marley: How lawyers’ ‘quarrel’ over seating space stalled trial

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The trial of popular musician, Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley at a Lagos Federal High Court was on Thursday stalled over a heated argument between lawyers.

The heated argument between the lawyers over their seating space in the courtroom led to the abrupt adjournment of the trial.

The argument was between counsel of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo and that of Marley, Olalekan Ojo.

Following the argument, Justice Nicholas Oweibo appealed to the Senior lawyers to bear with the government over inadequate space in the courtroom.

Oweibo, consequently adjourned the trial till December 11 and 12 for continuation of trial.

DAILY POST had reported yesterday that the prosecution tendered as exhibit before the court an IPhone and Laptop belonging to Marley, who is facing fraud charges.

The EFCC had preferred an 11-count charge against the musician bordering on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit Credit Cards, and Fraud.

Also mentioned in the charge is one Yad Isril, who is said to still be at large.

The Popular singer was arraigned on May 20 before Justice Oweibo, but he denied the charges.

Following a bail application by defence counsel, Mr Olalekan Ojo, the court had granted Fashola bail in the sum of N2 million with sureties in like sum.

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BBNaija: Mercy, Ike under criticism over raunchy picture

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Big Brother Naija, BBNaija 2019 winner, Mercy has come under attack over her recent picture with lover, Ike.

Mercy on Monday shared a picture on her social media pages exposing her butt while sitting on Ike’s lap.

The picture has since generated comments from Nigerians on social media.

Nollywood veteran actress, Joke Silva condemned Mercy’s outfit in the picture.

Joke Silva questioned why the reality show winner was scantily dressed while her boyfriend was fully covered.

She wrote: “I really don’t get this picture, the lady half exposed the man fully clothed….do we get the implication?”

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I monitor my daughter’s virginity – Rapper, T.I reveals

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Popular American Rapper, T.I. has revealed that he takes his daughter, 18, to the gynaecologist to check her hymen and confirm she’s still a virgin every year.

T.I made the shocking revelation while on the ‘ ‘Ladies Like Us’podcast.

He, however, admitted that he is not that strict with his 15-year-old son who he said is sexually active and he doesn’t have a problem with that.

According to him, it is very important to him that his teenage daughter Deyjah Harris has not had sex yet.

He added that he accompanies her on her annual checkup to the gynaecologist and insists on her signing a waiver to allow the doctor to share confidential status about her virginity with him.

He told the hosts: “Not only have we had the conversation about keeping her virginity, we have yearly trips to the gynaecologist to check her hymen

“Yes, Yes I go with her. This is what we do Usually, like the day after the [birthday] party, she’s enjoying her gifts. I put a sticky note on the door: ‘Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30.’

“So we’ll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk and the doctor’s maintaining a high level of professionalism. He’s like, ‘Well, you know sir, I have to, in order to share information’ — I’m like, ‘Deyjah, they want you to sign this paper so we can share information. Is there anything you would not want me to know?’ ‘See doc? No problem.’

“So then they come and say, ‘Well, I just want you to know that there are other ways besides sex that the hymen can be broken, like bike riding, athletics, horseback riding, and just other forms of athletic physical activity.’

“So I say, ‘Look doc, she don’t ride no horses, she don’t ride no bike, she don’t play no sports. Just check the hymen please and give me back my results expeditiously.’

“But I will say as of her 18th birthday, her hymen is still intact.”

T.I. defended his actions by saying he thinks a lot of people wish their parents had been more protective of them.

“I think that most kids in hindsight, looking back, they always thank their parents for not allowing them to damage themselves as much as they could have.”

“I don’t want guys to woo my daughter even though she’s now an adult. They’re no fun. Who wants a virgin? Like, really? All that work.

“I don’t want any of my children to have sex before it’s time for them, but who’s to say when it’s time?

“However, I will definitely feel different about a boy than I will about a girl. And that’s just the God’s honest truth. I don’t think there’s any father out there who’ll tell you any different,” the rapper added.

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My encounter with UK police in London – Khafi

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Former Big Brother housemate, Khafi has spoken on threat by UK police to sack her from duty.

But it was earlier reported that UK police had few months ago said Khafi who is a Metropolitan Police officer, went into the Big Brother Naija show despite being refused permission by her bosses.

According to The Sun, Scotland Yard said it had not granted her request to appear on the programme and that an internal investigation would be carried out.

Furious over her disobedience, one of her colleagues said “She’s a serving British police officer — it’s outrageous.

“She asked permission to go on the show but, when her request was refused, she went anyway.”

But, speaking to the Mirror UK, Khafi, who returned to London last week said she has been contacted to return back to work.

According to her, she sought permission but her request was declined

She, however, added that it has been sorted out.

“I started to ask what the procedure is, what would I do, I thought I might actually get into the show. I wanted to do everything by the book even though I didn’t know if I was in the show or not. I spoke to as many people as I was told to. I was told to go to my commander; I explained the situation, I told him I wanted time off – three months off of work and the reason was because I might get on Big Brother.

“Work has been really great, we’ve been speaking and communicating, they asked me when I’d be coming back to work. I’m not sure when I’m going to go back yet. I want to get back as soon as possible, I’m passionate about keeping London safer,” she added.

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