Internet Fraud: Naira Marley to be arraigned on 11 Count charges on Monday 20th May 2019 — EFCC


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has preferred 11 charges bordering on fraud against upcoming musician, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, for alleged credit card fraud.

The musician effectively risks seven years in jail if found guilty, as Section 33 (2) which he was accused of breaching, reads: “Any person who uses: a counterfeit access device; an unauthorised access device; an access device issued to another person; resulting in a loss or gain commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term of not more than seven years or a fine of not more than N5,000,000.00 and forfeiture of the advantage or value derived from his act.

The charges with suit number FHC/L/178C/19 were filed before a Lagos State High Court.

Some of the credit cards, according to the EFCC, bore the names- Nicole Louise Malyon, and Timea Fedorne Tatar.


The evidence against NairaMarley is overwhelming  EFCC

EFCC has finally reacted to the release of ZlatanIbile and three others, while NairaMarley remains in custody.

On Tuesday night, Zlatan regained his freedom alongside his crew members, Tiamiu Abdulrahman Kayode, Adewunmi Adeyanju Moses and Abubakar Musa.

However, while speaking with PremiumTimes, EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, revealed that the four suspects were only released on administrative bail.

According to him: “There is overwhelming evidence against Naira Marley; so we can’t afford to release him on administrative bail like Zlatan and the three others.

That Zlatan has been released does not mean they have been discharged and acquitted. Naira Marley is still in our custody and will be charged to court soon and we will make the charges known in an official statement soon.” – #obyorijiblog

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Americans visibly Distraught as Alabama passes ban on Abortion.


from @msjeanettejenkins – Our bodies, Our choice. ❤️I stand strong to protect the rights of ALL WOMEN to choose what they would like to do with their bodies. ❤️If you don’t want to have an abortion then with all due respect don’t have one but STAY OUT of other women’s lives & their privacy & human right to choose. I donate & support @plannedparenthood and you can too. They have been helping women for over 100years. ❤️#WomensRights #ReproductiveRights – #obyorijiblog

Reposted from @washingtonpost – Hours after the Alabama Senate voted late Tuesday to ban abortions in almost all circumstances — including in cases of rape and incest — women’s rights activists and pro-choice advocates said the decision to approve the nation’s strictest abortion measure has energized them. Knowing that the bill was designed to challenge Roe v. Wade, they are gearing up for the fight. Surrounded by posters and signs like “This Clinic Stays Open,” Mia Raven, director of People Organizing for Women’s Empowerment and Rights (POWER) House, called the passage of Alabama’s restrictive bill “totally expected.” “And totally blatantly unconstitutional,” she said Wednesday outside of Reproductive Health Services, one of three clinics that perform abortions in Alabama.

Conservatives and antiabortion activists also were prepared for a battle, celebrating the Alabama vote as a victory for their movement and a step toward a national legal reckoning over abortion.


Though not demonstrating in the streets, Alabama’s antiabortion base — which recently helped define the state as officially pro-life at the ballot box — took solace in the fact that the state’s ban on abortion set a new restrictive standard. Go to to read more. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/For The Washington Post) – #obyorijiblog


from @abcnews – Abortion rights protesters demonstrate outside the Louisiana House chamber as a proposal to ban abortions as early as the sixth week of pregnancy continues to speed through the state legislature. #abortion #protest #louisiana – #obyorijiblog

from @voguemagazine – The Alabama Senate has approved the most far-reaching anti-abortion legislation in the country—but it won’t stop there. Anti-choice activists and legislators have been outspoken about their ultimate goal: to finally overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that enshrined a woman’s right to legal, safe abortion in the Constitution. Yesterday’s Alabama vote is the result of years of anti-choice groundwork laid by voter suppression and court packing, and it is an omen of what’s to come. We break down everything you need to know in the link in our bio. Photographed by @justingellerson – #obyorijiblog

from @cnn – Alabama’s near-total ban on abortion was passed late Tuesday by a group of 25 male Republican state senators.


Just six state senators, all Democrats, voted against it. The legislation, which now awaits the governor’s signature, could punish doctors who perform abortions with life in prison, and bans the procedure in nearly all cases, including for victims of rape and incest. Three state senators didn’t vote or weren’t present, and one abstained. – #obyorijiblog


from @amberrose – This is so sad and honestly do they think that Abortions still won’t happen? This will just result in back alley Abortions where women can really hurt themselves and possibly die. Let us have a right to choose what we do with our bodies with safe medical professionals. These men and women are disgusting! I’m completely outraged! #womensrights – #obyorijiblog

from @badgalriri – take a look. these are the idiots making decisions for WOMEN in America.
Governor Kay Ivey…SHAME ON YOU!!!! – #obyorijiblog

from @georginaonuoha – Lord does this make me mad and angry that these bunch of white old haggard bastards are telling women what to do with their bodies.
As a Catholic I believe in the sanctity of life. But will never give in to bunch of old zealots passing laws concerning my body and reproductive wellbeing.

These men passing anti- abortions laws,are the same imbeciles who will go behind to rape women, cheat on their wives, and patronize prostitution. Yet they call them selves Christians who want women to keep pregnancies if they are rapped. They want women to keep pregnancies even if their fathers, uncles or brothers rape them? Why don’t you just let women and their families and doctors reach that decision instead of a freaking politician making that decision for them?

These are same men who will not provide healthcare to poor kids in Alabama, cut school lunches for poor kids, put young immigrant kids in cages, and kill as capital punishment.. This is going back to medieval era when men own women, dictates to them and control them. This is male superiority over women. Yet these scums pass laws that fund viagra for men.

How about passing laws that all men should be castrated if they cheat on your wives. Force all men to get vasectomy and reverse it when they are ready to have babies. How about we punch men who masturbate punishable by 6 years in prison.

By the way, if you will punish a woman who gets abortion even when she is raped, what happens to the man who raped her? She gets 99 years in prison and the rapist 2 to 3 years?

This is sickening and these useless men should be ashamed of themselves. This is where I disagree with my faith as a Catholic. Pushing this whole nonsense about life begins at birth with zero rights to women to make that choice, meanwhile thousands of Catholic priest are busy raping innocent kids, impregnating women, fathering kids , yet the church covers it and put up a useless face when it comes to abortion. It’s time @franciscus and the church begin to re-evaluate this dogma pushed on people by Pope John Paul the 2nd. Let a woman make her choice with her family and doctors. Not everyone is mentally capable of carrying the child of a rapist 😡😡 – #obyorijiblog

from @berniesanders – Alabama’s abortion ban is blatantly unconstitutional. – #obyorijiblog

from @guardian – These are the 25 men who voted to pass the most restrictive abortion law in the United States, outlawing the procedure at all stages of pregnancy. The near-blanket ban contains an exemption for when a woman’s health is at serious risk, but not for rape or incest. Doctors who perform the procedure could face up to 99 years in prison.

It’s the sixteenth state this year to place restrictions on abortion rights.

Just four women sit in the Alabama senate, all of whom are part of the Democratic party minority and voted against the bill.

For more stories like this follow @guardian_us – #obyorijiblog



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Reno Omokri yet again showers praises on the Igbos, but this time, for producing the best two UTME candidates of 2019


This is beginning to look like the one and only Reno Omokri is aboit to add the igbos of Nigeria to the list of his favourite people’s list.

The Anti Buhari politician is living his best life while the opposition party is ruling the country. Though publicly and privately unimpressed with the way things are, the fit Reno is out here dishing his Renonuggets to the youths of our land.

Lately he has been showering endless praises to the igbos of Nigeria who have won a special place in his heart. From businesses, to survival from the oppression the rest of the Country has served them, and now down to their book smartness which was shown this year as the best two UTME candidates emerged from the Igbo Land. He made the post on his instagram that read.

Reposted from @renoomokri – At the start of the Fourth Republic in 1999, 3 Igbo states were classified as ‘educationally disadvantaged’. Today, those states have overtaken others and are now Nigeria’s top states educationally.

This year, 15 year old Ekene Ezeunala from the SE scored the highest in UTME with a score of 347. Even the second best is another Igbo from the SE. The Igbo are just like the Jews of whom it was said “the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites”-Exodus 1:12. Truly, #IgboABlessingToNigeria – #obyorijiblog

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With Nigerian deemed broke: 9th National Assembly 469 members to receive N4.68bn welcome package


Four hundred and sixty-nine lawmakers who were elected on the platform of various political parties in the February 23 National Assembly elections and the subsequent supplementary election will get N4.68bn as welcome package immediately after their inauguration in June, The PUNCH investigation has shown.

The package is to help the lawmakers sort out accommodation and furniture issues.
According to the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, accommodation and furniture allowances are two of the irregular entitlements of lawmakers and other political office holders.

While accommodation is paid once every year, furniture allowance is paid once in four years.

Each member of the House of Representatives on resumption, therefore, is entitled to N9.926, 062.5, according to the prescription of the RMAFC in its Remuneration Package for Political, Public and Judicial Office Holders 2007 to Date.

For more visit>>>>> – #obyorijiblog

That horror that hits you really hard that you are not sure just how to react, is this one. This news holds that same force.

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Nigerians should expect petrol price increase, says Rewane


The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Financial Derivatives Company Limited, Mr Bismarck Rewane, has said fuel subsidies are a huge drain on government’s revenue.

Rewane stated this in his presentation at the Lagos Business School Breakfast Session on May 8, a copy of which was obtained by our correspondent on Tuesday.

He noted that the World Bank put Nigeria’s total subsidy bill in 2018 at N731bn, saying, “A gradual reduction in subsidy payments [is] anticipated. Only N305bn set aside for under-recovery in 2019 budget; expect an increase in the pump price of fuel.

“40 per cent shortfall in provision for subsidies (under-recoveries) points to possible price increases.”

The financial expert, however, said a petrol price hike would result in high inflationary pressure.

According to Rewane, Nigeria has one of the lowest tax to Gross Domestic Product ratios at 5.3 per cent.

He described the 2019 budget as counter-cyclical, saying the economy was in dire need of a boost.

He said with expenditures much higher than sustainable revenues, the fiscal deficit had widened by 2.15 per cent to N1.9tn, adding that the supplementary budget could not be avoided.

“Oil revenues are projected to decline due to the impact of OPEC quota on Nigeria’s oil output level,” he added.

On new minimum wage funding and its impact on states, Rewane noted that states civil service accounted for about 1.9 million workers.

He said, “States get 85 per cent of Value Added Tax, as well as other statutory allocations, in addition to internally generated revenue. Personnel expenses of most states exceed IGR. So, there is either an expense problem or a revenue problem. For social reasons, headcount rationalisation may be farfetched. But labour optimisation will help boost productivity.

“IGR remains key to the funding of the new minimum wage. Funding through the statutory allocation (Federal Accounts Allocation Committee) is unsustainable.” – #obyorijiblog

Via: Punchnews

My Opinion 

The same reason they almost lynched former President Jonathan years back, has been doubled and still no one is relating to it. I guess it all depends on how the message is being passed across. Well, gear up for it Nigerians, because it is coming and it will come. Good luck.

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FG directs prisons, fire services to employ 9,675 Nigerians


The Federal Government has directed the Nigeria Prisons Service and the Federal Fire Service to employ 9,675 Nigerians.

While the prisons will employ 7,475, the fire service will recruit 2,200 new workers.

The two agencies were directed to carry out the employment by the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board.

A statement in Abuja on Tuesday by the Secretary of the board, Al-Hassan Yakmut, said the CDFIPB chairman gave the approval at the board’s meeting held between May 9 and May 10 in Abuja.

It was not immediately clear when the recruitment processes would start.

The board headed by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, also approved the abolition of dichotomy between holders of Bachelor’s Degree and Higher National Diploma in the services under the Ministry of Interior.

Yakmut said after the board’s meeting, a technical committee was immediately set up to work out modalities for the implementation of the new directive. – #obyorijiblog

Via: Punchnews

My Opinion

Who will pay them? This is not Harry porter where you just wish things into existence. If it is that easy why haven’t it been done before now? Who will pay this people? Talk about weirdness from a leader. I can’t wait to see how this will turn out.

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Buhari Signs Bill Stopping NYSC from Posting Engineering Graduates to Schools.


The Engineers (Registration etc) Amendment Bill, 2019, which among others, bars NYSC from henceforth, posting graduates of engineering to secondary schools to teach, was today, signed into law by Pres. Buhari.

The bill which has now become the Act of the National Assembly seeks to promote technological development in Nigeria by ensuring that trained engineers are well positioned to deploy the knowledge acquired in their various fields to the development of technology in the country.

Senator Ita Enang, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, said as against the tradition of posting a large number of engineering graduates to schools by NYSC, youth corps members who are graduates of engineering must henceforth be posted only to engineering firms and other institutions that are relevant to their professional fields.

Aside prohibiting such firms from rejecting engineering graduates posted to them, the Act mandates NYSC to immediately communicate the name of any institution where an engineering graduate is posted to, for his/her primary assignment, to the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).

Furthermore, the Act prohibits any foreign engineering firm from operating in Nigeria without being duly registered in the country by COREN. It also mandates such a foreign firm to ensure the introduction of local content into the operations of the company by employing Nigerian engineers.

Enang also said the new Act grants “compulsory attestation to all expatriate quota for engineering practitioners, including turnkey project, that there are no qualified and competent Nigerians for the job in question at the time of application and that granting of the expatriate quota shall be contingent on training of such number of persons as may be required for the execution of the job, and; ensuring that, before being allowed to practice in Nigeria, such foreign engineering practitioners granted work permit, register with the council and obtain such licenses as may be required from time to time; investigating engineering failures.’’ – #obyorijiblog

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I enjoyed all of my pregnancies — Kris Jenner

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The matriarch/momager of the famous and wealthy kardashian clan Kris Jenner, made a sweet appearance at Ellen show, one of the shows the family had no resentment towards, because Ellen had always been showing the successful part of the family.

She made her appearance on the a how she talked about life, family, kids and grand kids, especially her 6 pregnancies for the entire 6 kids.

Kris was surprised by majority of her grandkids and first born Kourtney.

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Graphic: Man’s nose broken over his online support for President Buhari


A staunch APC supporter is counting his losses after being allegedly attacked over his Facebook posts in support of Pres. Buhari and critical posts against the major opposition, PDP.

According to Babatunde Quadri, an estate surveyor, he was attacked, on Saturday, at Cele Bus Stop, Lagos, by one Kayode Abiola, a.k.a Kay Nana, who is a known PDP member.

His words: “I was with some friends when he approached me. He said he wasn’t happy with my activities online and he hit me in the nose with a sharp object. .

He threatened to deal with me and my family ruthlessly. I’ve already reported the case at Afonka Police station, Shasha, Lagos.”

Quadri added that Kayode has always been telling him he would get beaten because of Buhari and now he has achieved his aim. – #obyorijiblog

Via: instablog

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The Red Table Talk Crew send out a mothersday message


Reposted from @jadapinkettsmith – Happy Mother’s Day Gam Bam!!!⁣⁣⁣
The journey we have been taking together has been so healing and joyous. Im enjoying getting to know you beyond being my mother. I love you💫⁣⁣⁣
To all the Mothers reading this … the ladies from the Red Table would like to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day. We hope you take today to give yourself some praise and some of that “mommy love” you give to your children … to yourself✨ Tell me a few things you love about how you mother or how you have been mothered and tag a mom you wanna show some love to today.⁣⁣⁣
Being a mom is one of the most important jobs on the planet but that doesn’t mean we have to throw ourselves away in order to get the job done.💗 – #obyorijiblog

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EFCC assures Nigerians that NairaMarley, ZlatanIbile will be charged to court soon


Nigerian Musicians, Afeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael aka Zlatan Ibile, Tiamiu Abdulrahman Kayode aka Rahman Jago and two others will be charged to court for their alleged links to cyber crime, EFCC has revealed.

The trio, alongside two others, Adewunmi Adeyanju Moses and Abubakar Musa, were arrested in the early hours of Friday, at 9, Gbangbola Street, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos. .

However, giving an update on their situation, today, a top source within EFCC, told SaharaReporters that the agency has plans to use information volunteered by the suspects to charge them to court. And that, until then, they will remain in detention. – #obyorijiblog

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Gabrielle Union celebrates her very first emotional Mothersday with daughter.


from @gabunion – I’ve cried so many times today for so many reasons, mainly because I’d gotten accustomed to heartbreak and disappointment. I think alot of us live in that space.


I set up shop there. This moment reminded me that miracles do happen. You cant age out of joy. You are worthy. You are worthy.


You are worthy. Sending so much love today to all the mamas, stepmamas, grandmas, aunties real and play, daddies, friends and anyone who has taken the time to nurture another living soul. I see you, I gotchu.


And to those who have lost their mamas, grandmas, mother figures, sending extra love and light and hugs your way. 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 – #obyorijiblog

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Why I Removed My Womb – Actress Nse Ikpe-Etim


Veteran Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim, has disclosed that she will no longer be able to have a child because she has removed her womb.

She made the disclosure at her recent event tagged “Conversation With Nse” in Lagos. The actress revealed that she was diagnosed with Adenomyosis, about three years ago.


Adenomyosis is a genealogical medical condition whereby the inner lining of the uterus breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus.

According to her: “I was told I couldn’t have kids. And so, I had to remove my womb to make me have a life again and to stop going through what I was going through. .

And I’m literarily telling women and men, it really doesn’t matter if you can’t bear children. What really matters is what you would do for the world, for the universe.

When I was first told by the doctor that I would have to remove my womb to live a normal life, tears dropped and then my husband squeezed my hand. .

It was reassuring that there was someone there and it was telling me that this is reality, my reality. The ordeal made me fall into depression.

I didn’t think there was any point anymore because my society taught me that I have to be a mother to be appreciated and every time I went online, I would have one troll or two say ‘you never born? But I’m thankful that that didn’t break me.” – #obyorijiblog

Via: instablog

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Why we arrested Naira Marley – EFCC


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has confirmed the arrest of popular singer, Afeez Fashola, otherwise known as Naira Marley, and others in relation to alleged advance fee scam and related cyber crimes.

Naira Marley, known for his single ‘Issa Goal,’ recently came under fire by renowned rapper, Ruggedman, for promoting Internet fraud in his music.
The acting EFCC spokesperson, Mr Tony Orilade, in an interview with our correspondent, said, “Yes, he is with us. He’s not the only person; he had some other persons also arrested alongside (him). “They were arrested in relation to advance fee fraud — Internet-related cases and all of that. Give me a little time and I will get you the details.” A video featuring Ruggedman has gone viral this week in which the rapper called out Naira Marley for advocating Internet fraud. The artiste noted that the promotion of such cyber crimes impacted negatively on Nigerians abroad.

However, Naira Marley, whose recent song is titled ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy,’ responded by mocking Ruggedman in an Instagram video and defended his artistic choices.

For more visit>>>> – #obyorijiblog – #regrann

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Lee Daniels Hit Show “Star” Canceled By Fox After Three Seasons


Lee Daniels Hit Show “Star” Canceled By Fox After Three Seasons – Written by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Fox has canceled “Star” after three seasons. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The hit musical drama series has been canceled after just three seasons on Fox. The show starred #QueenLatifah, #RyanDestiny, #BrittanyOGrady, #JudeDemorest, #BrandyNorwood, #LanceGross and more. Created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy, the show portrayed the journey of a three-member girl group fighting to become successful within in the music industry, while at the same time balancing love life, painful pasts, and their own friendship.
Daniels, Pamela Oas Williams, and Karin Gist served as executive producers; Gist was also the showrunner. According to Variety, the series was a production of 20th Century Fox Television in association with Lee Daniels Entertainment.
For Lee, this leaves his initial show on Fox, “Empire,” which has been renewed for a sixth season. – #obyorijiblog – #regrann

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Rihanna Makes Fashion Creation History With New LVMH Fenty Fashion Line


According to  Rihanna Makes Fashion Creation History With New LVMH Fenty Fashion Line – Blogged By: @carmen.roxanna
Robyn #Rihanna Fenty has become the first woman to create an original brand at the world’s largest luxury group, LVMH. She has also become the first woman of color dominating an LVMH maison, and her ‘Fenty’ line will be the first new house created by the group since Christian Lacroix in 1987.
Riri’s brand now joins the likes of Dior, Givenchy, and Fendi; positioning Rihanna as a breakthrough designer in multiple aspects. ‘Fenty’ reportedly includes ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories, and “is centered on Rihanna, developed by her, and takes shape with her vision,” according to LVMH.
Rihanna said in a statement, “Designing a line like this with LVMH is an incredibly special moment for us. Mr. Arnault has given me a unique opportunity to develop a fashion house in the luxury sector, with no artistic limits. I couldn’t imagine a better partner both creatively and business-wise, and I’m ready for the world to see what we have built together.”
Chairman of LVMH Bernard Arnault, said in his own statement, “Everybody knows Rihanna as a wonderful singer, but through our partnership at Fenty Beauty, I discovered a true entrepreneur, a real C.E.O. and a terrific leader.” Arnault has been in partnership with Fenty since 2017, creating and distributing its beauty line.
According to The New York Times, the brand logo features a graphic representation of Fenty that resembles a Greek key design, with the name “FENTY” spelled in white letters against a blue background with a reversed “N.” The fashion line will be based in Paris.
Is it now fair to say she had good reason for making us wait on music? Absolutely! Congratulations, Rihanna!💪🏾 – #obyorijiblog


from @badgalriri – big day for the culture.  thank you Mr.Arnault for believing in this little girl from the left side of an island, and for giving me the opportunity to grow with you at @LVMH . This is proof that nothing is impossible. Glory be to God. 🙏🏿 – #obyorijiblog


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