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Nigerian Musician D’Banj Arrested For Fraud

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested and detained Afrobeats musician Oladapo Oyebanji, popularly known as D’Banj.

The 42-year-old D’Banj was arrested and detained Tuesday after ICPC operatives closed in on him, forcing him to surrender himself at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

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He is accused of fraudulently diverting hundreds of millions of Naira earmarked by the Nigerian government for N-Power project, an empowerment programme set up by the Nigerian government in 2016 to address youth unemployment and increase social development.

Investigators allege that the ‘Oliver Twist’ crooner colluded with some compromised government officials to introduce ghost beneficiaries into the scheme’s payroll. The stipend paid to those beneficiaries is then paid to accounts that have now allegedly been linked to the artist.

He had allegedly dodged summons for weeks, claiming to be overseas for scheduled concerts each time he was invited to appear for interrogation over fraud allegations.

His plea for administrative bail was rejected by officials who said the musician could not be trusted to attend his trial if released on bail.

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Vera Sidika Reveals Her Baby Boy’s Name

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The Real Housewives of Nairobi star Vera Sidika has finally announced the arrival of her second child with her husband Brown Mauzo.

The couple reportedly welcomed a baby boy named Ice Brown into their loving family on March 3, 2023.

In an emotional announcement, Vera took to her popular YouTube channel to share the incredible journey of her delivery with her fans.

The video showcased intimate moments from the delivery room, with Vera being accompanied by her loving husband, Mauzo, her brother Josh, and her doting parents.

The socialite shares two-year-old daughter Asia Brown with her husband.

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Actor Al Pacino To Become A Dad Of Four Aged 82

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Al Pacino is to be a father again at the age of 82.

The ‘Scarface’ actor – who already has Julie, 33, with ex-girlfriend Jan Tarrant and 22-year-old twins Anton and Olivia with former partner Beverly D’Angelo – will welcome his fourth child into the world in just a few weeks time because Noor Alfallah is eight months pregnant, his spokesperson has confirmed to TMZ.

Al and 29-year-old Noor – who previously dated Sir Mick Jagger and billionaire Nicolas Berggruen – have been romantically linked since April 2022, when they were pictured having dinner together.

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Tina Turner Dead Aged 83

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Tina Turner has died at the age of 83.

The music icon passed away peacefully at her home in Switzerland on Wednesday (24.05.23) after battling “a long illness”.

Her spokesperson said in a statement: “Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.

“With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”

Turner – whose hit songs included ‘Proud Mary’ and ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’ – battled a number of health problems in recent years, including cancer, kidney failure and a stroke.


The singer – who had a distinctive, husky voice – ultimately became one of the biggest stars of the 80s and 90s.

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