Nigerian singer and songwriter, Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo, better known as Kcee has petitioned the Economic Financial and Crimes Commission (EFCC), to look into Ray HushPuppi’s dealings and investigate how he makes his money.
This is the latest in the drama ensuing between HushPuppi and rappers, Phyno and Ice Prince.
HushPuppi had called Phyno and Ice Prince hypocrites in a Snapchat post on Wednesday, saying they both purchased fake luxury watches.
“If you don’t want people to patronize pirated copy of your work, don’t patronize pirated copy of other’s work.#Hypocrites,” he wrote on his social media.
KCee has now leapt to the defence of his colleagues, and wrote: “Dear Hushpuppi, We are musicians not paupers. Who exactly do you think you are to open your mouth and insult a musician that sweats day and night in the studio?
“You have no credibility, no known source of income and yet you come on social media to attack hard working Nigerian musicians with traceable wealth.
“Let’s face it, I think we’ve had enough of this nonsense and disrespect [from] you. Really, What do you do for a living, what is your talent, how did you make your money, what brand do you represent?
“I will take it upon myself to raise a petition against you. We want to know your source of income since you now have the nerves to come on social media and call out a brand.
“Who is your father, Are you OBO [Davido], are you a taxable Nigerian. We need to start asking questions and the EFCC needs to start paying more ‘Attention To detail’.”
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Instagram on Thursday said it is using artificial intelligence to filter nasty comments and spam at the popular Facebook-owned photo-sharing service.

The move comes as Facebook and other internet companies work to curb trolls, hate speech and the spread of violent ideology on their platforms.
“Many of you have told us that toxic comments discourage you from enjoying Instagram and expressing yourself freely,” co-founder and chief executive Kevin Systrom said in a blog post.
“To help, we’ve developed a filter that will block certain offensive comments on posts and in live video.”
Written remarks will otherwise appear as usual at Instagram, and users can opt to turn off the new filters.
The offensive-comment filter will launch first in English, with other languages eventually added, according to Systrom.
Instagram said that the filter scanning for spam is designed to work in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
“Our team has been training our systems for some time to recognize certain types of offensive and spammy comments so you never have to see them,” Systrom said.
“The tools will improve over time.”
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube this week announced the launch of an anti-terror partnership aimed at thwarting the spread of extremist content online.
The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism intends to share engineering, research and knowledge to help “continue to make our hosted consumer services hostile to terrorists and violent extremists,” the companies said.
Each of the technology giants has been working individually to prevent its platforms or services from being used to promote or spread extremist views.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says Cristiano Ronaldo is “angry” but he expects him to stay at the Bernabeu.

The 32-year-old, who is under contract until 2021, has been linked to a return to Manchester United,but while Perez has spoken openly about the Portugal star’s outrage, he has played down talk of a summer exit.
“He has a contract with Real Madrid and, when he stops playing at the Confederations Cup, we will talk,” Perez
Ronaldo has been summoned to a hearing next month into accusations of tax fraud – allegations his representatives have denied – and was reported to be so outraged over perceived unfair treatment by the Spanish authorities that he was considering leaving the country.
“He’s angry, that’s for sure, because he is an honest person who fulfils his obligations.

“I have not talked to him but we are delighted that he is in Madrid. I think he will continue in Madrid.”
Asked further about Ronaldo’s tax affairs, Perez added: “We all have to fulfil our fiscal obligations. Madrid is not responsible for the players’ declarations, but there has never been a concealment. Cristiano does not have to deny anything he has not said.”
Perez also discussed speculation linking Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe to a move to the Bernabeu but hinted that the 18-year-old may have to wait a little longer to join the Champions League and La Liga winners.
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Serena Williams is due in a few months, but she isn’t about letting this pregnancy come and go without posing for the now mandatory nude maternity shoot.

The tennis champion bares it all as she covers the August 2017 issue of Vanity Fair magazine.

In a couple of the images shot by Annie Leibovitz, the soon-to-be-mum went totally naked except for a waist chain and a dark brown thong.

In other shots, she poses intimately on the beach with her fiancé, Alexis Ohanian who she fondly talks about in the accompanying interview.

She opened up on meeting Alexis and the proposal that shocked the world while also talking about how surreal it is that she is having a baby.
See excerpts from the cover story below.

On having a baby: ‘It just doesn’t seem real. I don’t know why. Am I having a baby?

‘If you would have told me last year in October or November that I would have a baby, not be pregnant but have a baby, I would have thought you were the biggest liar in the world.

‘This is kind of how I am right now. This is happening sooner than later, and it’s going by so fast.’

On the proposal: Alexis picked the same room they had shared a year earlier, the hotel at his instruction filling it with flowers. He took her downstairs to the same table by the pool area where they had first met.

No one else was there, since the hotel, also at his instruction, had cleared everyone else out. He retold the story of how he had met her for the first time at this exact spot two years earlier.

On the table was a little plastic rat. Alexis got on one knee and proposed.

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Popular Nollywood comic actress, Funke Akindele also known as ‘Jenifa’ is reportedly expecting twins with her husband Abdulrasheed Bello also known as JJC Skillz.

The actress com producer’s husband reportedly dropped the hint on his instagram handle but has since deleted the post.
JJC wrote: “To God be the glory, Amen.

“Amen amen amen. God, I receive your wonderful news in praise. To God be the glory you will be called a mother by your beautiful miraculous twins Funke Akindele, my queen and wonderful mother of my children to be.”
This is coming at a time when the popular actress was calling for prayers for her to conceive during one of Nathaniel Bassey’s Hallelujah challenge sessions.
Recall that the founder of the Mountain of Blessing and Miracle Church of Christ, Dr. Olagorioye Faleyimu, had in January 2017 predicted that Akindele may not bear children.

Nigerian pop star, Wizkid has won the BET award for the Best International Act category in two straight year.

The singer was announced the winner on Saturday night in Los Angeles, United States.
He beat three other Nigerian artistes — Davido, Mr Eazi and Tekno — who were also nominated for the 2017 BET Awards.
The quartet was nominated alongside AKA, Babes Wodumo, Nasty C and Stonebwoy.
This is the second straight year that Wizkid will be winning the award.
In 2016, the ‘Closer’ singer was nominated alongside Yemi Alade – and he won.

Akure High Court has sentenced a man Aturoti Adeleke to death by hanging for armed robbery and rape.

The prosecution led by Remi Olatubora,said the convict robbed his victims around 27 and 29 May, 2016 at about 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. at Olorunsogo Street, Adesula and Ademulegun road, Ondo.

He was said to have also raped some of his victims after robbing them of their monies and valuables such as jewelries and phones.

While giving his testimony, the police witness said the case was first investigated by the Divisional Police Station at Funbi Fagun, Ondo before it was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and later on to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Akure.

One of the victims, Abebi Adegoroye while testifying before the court said the convict came into her room around 2 a.m. asking for money.

According to her, he was not masked during the operation and that she saw his face clearly as there was electricity during the night.

The victim said immediately she told him that she had no money, he tied her down and raped her and later searched her room and took away her N48,000.

She further told the court that she could identify the defendant by the first finger on one of his hands which was stiffend .

The third victim while testifying told the court that the defendant robbed her of N47,000 and also wanted to rape her despite the fact that she told him she was pregnant.

She claimed that she had seen his face when he took out a gas lighter to light his cigarette.

She claimed that when she was going to drop her children in school the following morning, she saw the convict behind a truck at tipper garage and alerted the police at Fagun police station who arrested him.

Another victim, Bola Adedutire who was also robbed and raped by the convict said he came into her room while she was sleeping and ordered her to remove her underwears and allow him to have sexual intercourse with her or else he would kill her with her four months old baby.She affirmed that she subsequently submitted to him.

A witness, one Jegede Abayomi, a police officer from Funbi Fagun station said the convict also robbed one Toyin Ijitimehin, a manager at a petrol filling station of her valuables when he accosted her on a motorcycle and threatened her with a gun.

Mrs Oyeneyin who was also a victim and a mother to the third victim said she was praying in her room around midnight when she heard someone knocked at her door telling her to open the door as thieves were outside.

She explained that when she opened her door, she recognised him as the boy that she used to care for.

The convict denied ever been involved in any of the crimes he was alleged to have committed though he admitted to be familiar with the third and the sixth victims as they had took care of him when he was young.

He claimed that he had a National Diploma in Marketing and lives at Yaba, Agbogbo Oke in Ondo.

He described himself as an upcoming pop artiste,claiming to have been at a mini-mart having fun with his friends when he was arrested by the police.

With these testimonies, the judge, Justice S.A Bola said there were three indisputable facts such as the defendant owns the boxer shots admitted as exhibit which the victims claimed he wore when he robbed and raped them, the third and the sixth victims were known to him prior to the commission of the offence and the stiff fingers which the victims testified about indeed was a permanent feature on the defendant as it was established by the court.

He observed that with the identification parade, the testimonies of the complainants were consistent, the evidences constituted in the testimonies of the witnesses had been established in the case and further described the accused person as a threat to the society and a serial rapist.

While holding that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt and declaring him guilty of all the charges, he said the law provides that rape attracts life imprisonment while armed robbery attracts a death sentence and thereafter sentenced the accused in the same manner.

Saudi authorities on Saturday announced Eidul Fitr would be celebrated in the Kingdom on Sunday.

The announcement was made after moon of Islamic month of Shawwal was sighted in different parts of Saudi Arabia.

Ramzan ends when the first crescent of the new moon is sighted. Eid-ul- Fitr is the Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramzan.

Muslims in Pakistan are likely to celebrate the Eid on Monday as Met Official has predicted their were chances of moon sighting on Sunday.

Meeting of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee for sighting the crescent of Shawwal would be held on Sunday in Peshawar.

The meeting would take place in the office of the Administrator (Auqaf), Khyber Paktunkhwa located on Eidgah Charsadda Road.

Meetings of Zonal and District Ruet-e-Hilal Committees would be held at their respective headquarters at the same time.

Chairman of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee would announce the decision of crescent sighting or otherwise subsequently on the basis of information received.

The Nigeria international made a stop at the residence of the superstar African artiste, but what are they up to?

Manchester City Kelechi Iheanacho paid a visit to award-winning Nigerian artiste, Peter of Psquare and family in their Lagos residence.


The 20-year-old joins African legend and former Barcelona forward Samuel Eto’o in the list of elite players to have visited the R&B artiste and family in their Lagos mansion.

Iheanacho who has been heavily linked with transfers away from the Etihad Stadium this summer, shared a snap himself and the artiste’s family in a relaxed mood.

Austin Eguavoen says Gernot Rohr’s Super Eagles must beat Cameroon in August to keep their chances of reaching the 2018 Fifa World Cup tournament alive.

The ex-international believes the German tactician must bounce back from the slump against Bafana Bafana with a win over the Indomitable Lions.

Goals from Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tau ensured South Africa defeat Nigeria for the first time in a competitive game, but despite the disappointing defeat, the former national team manager believes the defeat was a wakeup call for the squad.
Eguavoen, who recently resigned from his position at Sunshine Stars added that Nigerians must not mount unnecessary pressure on the German-born tactician, saying he should be allowed to do the job he has been employed to do.
“What is expected of them is to beat Cameroon, but then it is easier said than done,” said Eguavoen.
“I still hope and faith in our national team, we got it wrong on that day for whatever reason I’m not sure of, but it is better it happened in our first game so we can have time to adjust.
“But I feel we should not put much pressure on this man, we have given him a job to do, all he needs from us is total support to enable him do a good job for Nigeria.
“Then if he doesn’t succeed, we can invite him to the round table, if he does, we applaud him, but now that everyone is trying to give him their opinion, it will probably destabilize him.
“But we still have a very bright chance and I believe it is better it happened now so that we can use this as a lesson.
“I don’t think it is the right way to go, definitely he has to submit his list to the technical committee for them to instruct the secretarial to send invitations, though the technical committee has the right to ask questions regarding the players on the list.
“But then the coach will have to defend the players he invited, and that is why he is saddled with the responsibility, that is why he should be allowed to do his job and also be comfortable.”