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Indian court clears Bollywood star of keeping firearms illegally

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An Indian court on Wednesday, acquitted Bollywood star Salman Khan in a case of keeping firearms illegally.

The court in the western Indian state of Rajasthan’s Jodhpur city held that the 51-year-old actor “not guilty’’ by giving him the “benefit of doubt.’’

It said that the prosecution had not been able to prove that he used firearms to kill endangered black bucks nearly two decades ago.

During the course of the trial, Khan’s lawyer had argued that the actor only possessed air guns and there was no evidence that he had used guns to kill two black bucks, a protected antelope species in India.

An eyewitness for the prosecution never showed up.

Soon after his acquittal, the actor tweeted thanking his fans for their support.

“Thank you for all the support and good wishes,’’ he wrote.

This was the third in a series of four related cases against Khan.

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges and has already been acquitted in two cases of poaching.

A fourth case is being heard.

All the four cases date back to 1998 when Khan was in Jodhpur during a location shoot for his popular film “Hum Saath Saath Hain.’’

“In 2007, he spent a week in jail in Jodhpur before being granted bail in the cases.

In 2006, a trial court had convicted the actor in two related cases of poaching of Chinkara deer and sentenced him to five years in prison.

However, the Rajasthan High Court suspended the sentence the following year, and eventually acquitted him in 2016.

The case is now in the Supreme Court.

Khan, who is one of Bollywood’s biggest stars, is not new to controversies.

In 2015, he was acquitted after being charged with running over and killing a homeless man in a driving accident in Mumbai.

The state government of Maharashtra has challenged the order in the Supreme Court.

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Tonto Dike is a king in sexy bodysuit

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Tonto Dike is a king in sexy bodysuit

Tonto Dike is a king in bodysuit amidst all the news of her Dubai troubles.

The Nollywood actress and mother of one took to Instagram to share these bathroom photos of herself posing in a sexy white bodysuit that showcased her curves.

Last week, news broke that the actress was arrested and detained by the Dubai authorities for getting into a fight while in the country for the widely attended OneMusicAfrica Fest.

See more photos below;

Tonto Dike

Tonto Dike

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Entertainers have higher grace, Mofe Duncan says as he warns trolls

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Mofe Duncan

Actor Mofe Duncan has warned Nigerians against being rude to entertainers.

He went on to state that there is a “higher grace attached to” entertainers.

 

He called out people who derive joy in being rude to celebrities, adding that they have no idea what it’s like to walk in their shoes.

 

Mofe Duncan wrote:

 

All you disrespectful lil shits that have no home training that feel that you can be rude to celebrities because you have the privilege of being on Instagram, una dey mad o! There is a higher grace attached to people who bring joy and happiness in one way or another to others, (especially via music and movies) and some people just decide they can repay such godly acts with rudeness and disrespect, una dey mad o! • Some of you have no idea what it is to walk in our shoes, we are not perfect, we are human, many love us and as thus many pray for us, but there are some of you that curse us, una dey mad o! • We bleed like regular humans, we have bad days like regular humans, we sweat like regular humans, we worked hard to get to where we are and some people just derive joy from pulling us down, una dey mad o! • Agreed, some celebrities misbehave and some deserve to be reminded that they are human, but ffs (for f*ck sake)… he who is without sin, cast the first stone! …no? …noone? …UNA DEY MAD O!

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AKA congratulates Burna Boy, Nigerians come after him

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AKA congratulates Burna Boy, Nigerians come after him

Burna Boy’s concert in South Africa was cancelled, AKA and South Africans took to Twitter to gloat. Well, Nigerians are having the last laugh with Burna Boy being nominated for the Grammys.

AKA has grudgingly congratulated Burna Boy on his Grammy nomination. The South African rapper, who has been involved in a Twitter feud with Burna Boy, was forced to congratulate the Nigerian singer when a Twitter user tweeted at him and asked what he had to say about Burna’s Grammy nomination.

 

“Congratulations… obviously,” Aka replied.

AKA tweet

Nigerians quickly replied to gloat. Some told him he had no choice but to congratulate Burna. Others went ahead to list out Burna’s recent achievements.

See some tweets below;

AKA/Burna Boy Tweets

AKA/Burna Boy Tweets

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Davido’s babymamas come for each other over plastic surgery claims

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Davido's babymama with children

While Davido is celebrating his birthday and the forthcoming release of his sophomore album ‘A Good Time‘ his babymamas are on social media dishing out subtle shades.

Davido’s babymamas, Sophia Momodu and Amanda seem to be throwing shades at each other over plastic surgery.

Sophia Momodu, while responding to comments on her ‘new body’ stated that she hasn’t gotten fillers or plastic surgery.

Indian court clears Bollywood star of keeping firearms illegally

Amanda responded with what looks like a shade. See the post below;

Indian court clears Bollywood star of keeping firearms illegally

 

 

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DJ Cuppy acquires lion named after her

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DJ Cuppy lion

DJ Cuppy has reportedly acquired a lion cub named after her in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The ever-cheerful DJ took to social media to share the ‘good news’ as she was videoed feeding the lion. She wrote;

Introducing the world to “Cuppy” the newest baby lion named after ME at #FamePark Dubai!!! I’ve always wanted to be a mother! #MamaCups

With Cuppy’s recent acquisition, she has joined Runtown who also owns a lion cub.

However, many fans are fascinated and have applauded her courage to acquire a ‘baby lion’.

Cuppy mentioned in her post that she has always urged to be a mother and that influenced her decision to acquire a cub

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Burna boy’s African Giant album nominated for Grammy Award

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Burna boy's African Giant album nominated for Grammy

Congratulations are in order as Burna Boy has been nominated for the 62nd Grammy Awards.

The African Giant’s nomination was announced in a statement on the Grammy Awards’ website on Wednesday.

Burna Boy’s  African Giant album nominated for Grammy in the Best World Music Album category.

The category, according to the organisers, is for albums containing at least 51 per cent playing time of new vocal or instrumental world music recordings.

Other contenders in the category are Altin Gün; Bokanté and Metropole Orkest; Nathalie Joachim and Spektral Quartet; and Angelique Kidjo.

The Best World Album is one of the 84 categories being contested by artistes from different parts of the world.

The winner will be announced at an event slated for Sunday, January 26, 2020.

Nigerians who had been nominated in the category in the past included Seun Anikulapo-Kuti, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti and King Sunny Ade.

Meanwhile, many Nigerian artistes have taken to the social media page to congratulate Ogulu for his nomination for the prestigious award.

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Falana to DSS: You are not authorized to verify Sowore’s sureties

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Falana to DSS: You are not authorized to verify Sowore’s sureties

The case between DSS and #RevolutionNow Convener Omoyele Sowore continues to drag on. The counsel to Sowore, Femi Falana has once again called out the Department of State Service (DSS).

Femi Falana spoke on the continued detention of Sowore by the DSS despite receiving a court order for his release.

While the Secret Police is insisting on verifying the identities of Sowore’s sureties before releasing him, Falana in a new statement stated that they were not authorized to carry out or demand such.

 

“Pursuant to the verification of the sureties of Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare  by the Federal High Court,  the trial judge, the Honourable Justice Ifeoma Ojukwu made an order on November 6, 2019  for the release of the defendants from the custody of the DSS,” Falana said in a statement.

“The Court Order has not authorised the DSS to approve the sureties before releasing Sowore and Bakare from custody.”

 

See the court order below;

Sowore's court order

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DPO kidnapped by gunmen in Adamawa

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DPO kidnapped by gunmen in Adamawa

A Divisional Police Officer in charge of Mubi North, Adamawa State has been kidnapped by gunmen.

The victim identified as Ahijo Mujeli was kidnapped on Tuesday night near the Mubi city gate.

The Adamawa State Police Command confirmed the kidnap through its spokesperson, DSP Suleiman Nguroje.

Nguroje said,

“He was driving in his car around 6:30pm along Mubi-Maraba Road near the city gate when he was abducted.

“There were gunshots around the area. When our men arrived, they met an empty car identified as his.”

He added that the anti-kidnapping unit and Intelligence Response Team of the Inspector-General of Police had swung into action in a bid to apprehend the kidnappers.

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Lagos commissioner finally gives reason for heavy traffic in the state

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Lagos heavy traffic

Lagos state commissioner for information, Gbenga Omotoso has given reasons for the current heavy traffic situation which Lagosians are grappling with.

The commissioner revealed that the ongoing repair of roads has worsened the traffic situation.

In a statement on Wednesday, Omotoso said since the beginning of the massive road repairs under “Operation 116” across the state, the traffic has been heavy.

He said the government is aware of the discomfort commuters and motorists had been experiencing, adding that “relevant agencies” had been directed to review traffic control and regulation policies toward identifying long-lasting solutions to the gridlocks.

Omotoso added that the daily influx of people from other parts of Nigeria contributes to the persistent traffic across the state.

He advised motorists to use alternative routes so as to ease the time and stress of staying in traffic.

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Trump implicated by top US diplomat in explosive impeachment testimony

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As impeachment proceedings on President Donald Trump continue, a senior US diplomat has directly implicated him in a scheme to force Ukraine to probe a political rival.

On Wednesday, Gordon Sondland, the US envoy to the European Union and a Trump ally in a bombshell testimony to a televised impeachment hearing told lawmakers he followed Trump’s orders in seeking a “quid pro quo” deal for Ukraine to probe Democrat Joe Biden in exchange for a White House summit.

The US leader said Trump directed him and other diplomats to work with his personal lawyer Giuliani, who he said mounted a pressure campaign on the government of Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelensky.

Giuliani’s demands, he said, were for Kiev to investigate Biden and to probe a conspiracy theory, espoused by Trump, that Ukraine helped Democrats against him in 2016.

Far from being a “rogue” operation outside normal US diplomatic channels, Sondland told the hearing top officials in the White House and State Department — including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — were kept constantly informed.

“We followed the president’s orders,” in working with Giuliani, he testified before the House Intelligence Committee.

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