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Finally, Dino Melaye Clinches First Cinema Movie Role In ‘Lemonade’

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Senator Dino Melaye who has been hilariously touted as a candidate for Nollywood has finally clinched his first cinema movie role in a new Nollywood blockbuster titled ‘Lemonade’ set to premiere December 11, 2019 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja.

The new movie, ‘Lemonade’ is touted to be one of the best movies to be released in 2019 judging by the reviews of the trailer, caliber of cast, crew and the script. The tickets for the premiere are already selling at designated centers in Abuja.

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The Senator, who had had a taste of acting in a new TV series ‘Equity Unbound’ features alongside stellar cast of Kunle Remi, Joy Idoko, Ayoola Ayobami, Linda Osifo, Mofe Duncan, Real Warri Pikin, Chioma Idigo, Sean King, among others.

This long anticipated movie is said to be a stimulating account of affection, ambition and determination to succeed irrespective of the circumstances, with strong emphasis on courage, tenacity and diligence.

A production of 100% Joy Media Productions and directed by prolific film maker, Lummie Edevibe of Filmcorp, it is the story of a single mum and aspiring writer who finds courage to leave a toxic relationship, and to pursue her dreams on her own. Decided not to get tangled in another heartbreak, she fends off all advances and eventually finds true love in a most unexpected way.

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VIDEO: Excited Portable Displays Floor Filled With Money

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Habeeb Okikiola popularly known as Portable. Photo: @portablebaeby/Instagram

Controversial singer and songwriter, Habeeb Okikiola popularly known as Portable has revealed that he will only attend shows where he will be sprayed money.

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The ‘Zaazu crooner’ made this in a video posted on his Instagram handle where he was seen flaunting money sprayed on him at a recent show he attended.

He said, “Wahala free money. Wahala owo awon fans. Awon fans spray money. See money. Akoi grace, you have seen it? After paying show money, they sprayed me money. Na where dem dey spray money I wan dey go. I no go where dem no dey spray money.”

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Portable also added that he doesn’t want to be addressed as an ‘upcoming artist’ as upcoming singers don’t go on tours.

The singer bragged that he has ‘cashed out’ and is already having a ‘detty December’, a term youngsters use to describe abundance of cash and enjoyment in the month of December.

 

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D’banj: Name Govt Officials Involved, Tweeps Tell ICPC

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Singer, Oladapo Oyebanji popularly known as D’banj, has been arrested and detained by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission for allegedly collaborating with some government officials to introduce ghost beneficiaries into the payroll of the N-Power scheme in order to divert funds.

His arrest and detention was confirmed by The PUNCH on Wednesday.

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Since his arrest, some Nigerians on Twitter have demanded that the ICPC name the government officials who were involved in the alleged fraud as well.

A tweep, Mark Dasouze, asked, “What of the government officials involved? What are their names and have they been detained?”

Another tweep identified as TC said, “By the time ICPC is done investigating N-Power account not only D’banj will be arrested. Besides N-Power, all other programmes should be investigated.”

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Idris tweeted, “Bro! They said D’banj and some govt officials diverted money. They mentioned D’banj’s name but didn’t mention any govt officials. Government officials are now “Unknown Fraud Men” UFM.”

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“I don’t support any diversion of what should be for the benefit of others if that is it. But what about those in public offices, who claimed to be civil servants but are evil servants that have been diverting our resources to enrich their pockets?” Sunny Alex tweeted.

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Focusing on the lifestyle of celebrities, a tweep Penking said, “If D’banj is convicted, it will prove that most Nigerian celebrities are funding their glamorous lifestyle with fraud. No hit song for two decades, no concerts or one boring skit with 1000 views but you are buying house in Banana Island. You must be Jesus Christ of our time.”

 

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Fund Diversion: ICPC Detains Music Star, D’banj

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission has arrested and detained Afro Pop maestro, Oladapo Oyebanji popularly known as D’banj, over alleged fund diversion of millions of N-Power funds in collaboration with some government officials The PUNCH reports.

He is currently detained at the ICPC Headquarters, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

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Premium Times had earlier exclusively reported that D’banj was arrested and detained on Tuesday.

An impeccable source within the anti-graft agency confirmed to our correspondent that D’banj was arrested and detained on the said day after ICPC operatives forced him to surrender after threats that he’d be arrested anywhere in the world, if he failed to show up.

The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, noted that though D’Banj had earlier been invited for questioning on several occasions the singer had refused to show up, claiming that he was out of the country for scheduled concerts.

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The source said, “Our investigation shows that D’banj colluded with some government officials to infuse ghost beneficiaries into the payroll of the scheme. With this, the stipend paid to those ghost beneficiaries are directly paid to bank accounts linked to the singer.

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“On arrival he was interrogated for hours after which he was detained and his plea for administrative bail was rejected by officials, for lack of trust.”

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The source who noted that an official statement would soon be released concerning the matter, confirmed that D’Banj would be arraigned in court this week, for an extended remand order to enable further investigation before finally charging him to court to answer to the allegations.

The spokesperson for the ICPC, Mrs. Azuka Ogugua, did not take calls or respond to text messages by our correspondent on Wednesday morning.

The PUNCH reports that Ogugua and other top-ranked official of the ICPC are currently attending a programme abroad.

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