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Kano Court orders arrest of hausa musician, Ado Gwanja

Justice Aisha Mahmud of the Kano State High Court has instructed the police to apprehend well-known Hausa musician, Ado Isa Gwanja.

This ruling upholds a previous decision from the Upper Sharia Court Bichi, which had issued an arrest warrant against the musician last year.

Barrister Badamasi Gandu, representing the Kano Ulamas Forum, initiated legal proceedings against Gwanja and six others at the Upper Sharia Court.

The grounds for this action were centered on the defendants’ activities, perceived to be in defiance of the moral teachings of Islam and the cultural values of Kano State.

In response, Gwanja and his associates swiftly sought a restraining order against their arrest at the state high court. While an interim order was initially granted, preventing the police from executing the arrest pending a hearing for the fundamental rights enforcement application, Justice Aisha Mahmud reversed this decision on Monday.

The court now directs the police to arrest and investigate the musician, further prohibiting Gwanja from performing at public events such as wedding ceremonies until the substantive suit is resolved. Additionally, the court mandates that Gwanja must submit his music to the state film and videos censorship board for approval moving forward.

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GWR: Tunde Onakoya sets world record for longest chess marathon

Nigerian chess master, Tunde Onakoya has set the new Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon, surpassing the previous record of 56 hours and 9 minutes.

In bid to raise funds and awareness for providing educational opportunities to underprivileged children across Africa, Onakoya currently aims in the early hours of Saturday hits the 58-hour target.

According to him, he is pushing to 60hrs.

The previous Guinness World Record record of 56-hour, 9-minute mark, was set by Norwegian players Hallvard Haug Flatebø and Sjur Ferkingstad in 2018.

The 29-yr old chess master began the contest at 10 am on Wednesday, April 17, and ended at about 2:30 am on April 20.

 

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Nollywood actor, Seun Jimoh accuses EFCC of scapegoating celebrities over naira abuse

Nollywood actor, Seun Jimoh has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) of “scapegoating” celebrities in its ongoing clampdown on Naira abusers.

He stated this in an Instagram post while reacting to the news of EFCC charging popular socialite, Pascal Okechukwu, better known as Cubana Chief Priest, for Naira abuse.

Jimoh said it is unfair that certain people are being selected for a crime almost 70% of Nigerians or more are guilty of with overwhelming video evidence all over the internet.

He added: “Scapegoat approach to cultural reforms is quite sinister and lacks any concern for the mental health of the Nigerian citizens.

“It looks like scapegoats are being selected to send a message to the general populace. But then, is it not unfair that certain people are being selected for a crime almost 70% of Nigerians or more are guilty of with overwhelming video evidence all over the internet?!

 

“Why hasn’t anyone ever caught on video spraying money between the time the law has been in effect till now being arrested?

“Why celebrities? Celebrities are citizens too! This scapegoat approach to cultural reforms is quite sinister and lacks any concern for the mental health of the Nigerian citizens.”

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Court grants Cubana Chief priest N10m bail

The Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos has granted N10 million bail to Cubana Chief Priest after he was arraigned on Wednesday over abuse of the naira.

The presiding Judge, Kehinde Ogundare granted him bail with three sureties in like sum.

One of the sureties must be a civil servant not below grade level 16 while the other two must be gainfully employed, either in the public or private sector with property within the jurisdiction of the court.

The title documents of the properties are to be verify by the deputy registrar of the court.

Justice Ogundare, while handing over the defendant to his lawyer Chikosolo Ojukwu SAN, ordered that the bail conditions must be fulfilled within seven days failure of which the bail would be revoked.

Justice Ogundare adjourned till 2nd of May for trial and for the hearing of pending applications.

 

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