Ibadancityng.com Entertainment Reporter, Toyin Adedire is a year older today

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Toyin Adedire, our Entertainment Reporter, actress and presenter turns a new page in her life as she celebrates her birthday today.

Talking to her just before her birthday, the mother of 2 listed some of her accomplishments the past year.

They include the continuous growth of Ibadancityng.com, the creation of her personal company, Masterpiece Entertainment, various red carpet event along with her new project Entrepreneurs. She also starred in several films especially with the Odunfa Caucus.

Join us in wishing her a happy birthday and many happy returns. Enjoy your day.

Pastor accuses wife of being fetish, claims his driver ran mad after eating wife’s food

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An Ibadan based pastor, Gideon Johnson, Wednesday sought for the dissolution of his 17-year-old marriage to his wife, Oluwatoyin, accusing her of being fetish.

Johnson, resident at 4, Boripe Street, Basorun, in the state capital, told a Grade C Customary Court sitting at Agodi-Ibadan that his driver ran mad after eating a meal his wife prepared for him (Johnson) to eat.

Speaking before the court, the pastor also accused his wife who had four children for him of bad character and threats to his life and other members of his family.

He said, “The innocent driver ran mad few hours after he had eaten the food and was chained before we could take him to his family for solution.

“She intended to run me mad, she is fetish, diabolical and a threat to my life; in fact, she killed my senior brother and my father through her fetish ways.

“She almost succeeded in ruining my ministry when she ganged up with my enemies to spoil me before the big personalities that usually come to my church for prayers.

“I have not slept with her in the last 11 years because of her bad character.

“I will kill her if the court should decline my request to separate us.

In her defense, the wife said, “He neither cared for me nor for the four children of the marriage but always abusing me whenever he is preaching on the pulpit in the church.

“He accused me of being a witch and possessed spiritual power and I had challenged him to do deliverance for me since he is a pastor.

“I did not kill his father and brother- in-law.

“My husband abandoned me 11 years ago when he married another woman who had bore three kids for him,” the mother of four stated, pleading with the court not to dissolve the marriage for the sake of the children.

While warning the parties to maintain peace and stay clear of anything that could bring disharmony, the court’s president, Chief Mukaila Balogun, dissolved the marriage and ordered two children to be with the plaintiff while the custody of the remaining two children should be with their mother.

He ordered the plaintiff to be paying N8, 000 monthly as maintenance allowance for the two children that are in the custody of their mother, also directing that the plaintiff pay N12, 000 as house rent and N5, 000 as transport fees for the defendant to pack her load from the plaintiff’s house.

Source: Daily Post

70 year old Herbalist found Magas, defraud 2 brothers of N18m

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The Police on Tuesday arraigned a 70-year-old herbalist, Alidu Afolabi, in an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, for allegedly defrauding two brothers of N18m.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Afolabi, a herbalist from Aba Paanu, Ilebu area of Ibadan, was arraigned on a two-count charge of obtaining money under false pretences and stealing.

The prosecutor, Inspector Sunday Ogunremi, told the court that Afolabi fraudulently obtained the sum from two brothers, Rasheed Alimi and Dauda Alimi.

“Afolabi collected the money from the two brothers who allegedly wanted Afolabi to perform money-making rituals for them and under false pretence to double the money for them,” Ogunremi said.

He alleged that the accused committed the offence sometime in April at about 10.00a.m. at Ado’s Compound, Oke-Ado, Ibadan, where he was a tenant.

Ogunremi said the offence contravened sections 390 (9) and 419 of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State 2000.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Abiona Richard, granted the accused bail in the sum of N9m with two sureties in like sum.

Mrs. Richard said one of the sureties must be a blood relation and civil servant on Grade Level 09, while the second must have landed property with Certificate of Occupancy.

She adjourned the case till November 21. (NAN)

2 Yahoo boys arrested by EFCC in Ibadan

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office has arrested one Egbedayo Semilore and Elijah Jeremiah alias jerry, a self styled fashion Director of Datsol Industries Limited for alleged Internet fraud activities.

According to a statement from the commission, while Semilore, 26, engages in Internet love and romance scams, Jeremiah, 29, surfs the internet for online purchases through auction sites.

Elijah Jeremiah

Elijah Jeremiah

Egbedayo Semilore

Egbedayo Semilore

He, (Semilore) poses on the internet with two American Army Officers’ identities by the names Sergeant Shaft Pagan and Perrie Edingson who are allegedly serving in Afghanistan. He engages unsuspecting ladies on the internet in a dating and romance scam through which he fleeces them of their money. The last victim being one P. J. (full names withheld) from the United States from whom he claimed to have obtained about Four million naira (N4m) in tranches with which he bought himself a car.

Jeremiah of No 3 Adeniyi Avenue, old Bodija, Ibadan, according to series of intelligence gathered by the Commission allegedly lives an ostentatious life without a definite job, always indoor surfing the internet.

Though arrested differently, they have both made confessional statements.

Jeremiah confessed to have been involved in internet surfing for auction sites through which he makes online purchases of items from China.

According to him, he downloads Letter of Credit purportedly issued by Scotia Online Financial Services of Scotia bank worldwide from Google and edits it to suit his transactions with which he pays for the purchases.

The auctioneers, unaware of his antics however often fall victim of his game by shipping the goods to him ahead of confirmation of payment.

Semilore, during interrogation also confessed to have engaged in the romance scam over time from which he sustained his flamboyant lifestyle and bought himself the 2010 Lexus car which he registered in his mother’s name.

When contacted, the mother told the operatives that she is aware of her son’s nefarious activities on the internet adding, “I know he always press the laptop”.

Operatives have recovered several items from them including one laptop, three modems, one iphone, two Nokia phones, international Passport, forged Union Bank Statement of Account with NUBAN number:10141411389 for Datsol Industries Limited and an envelope containing several documents were recovered from Jeremiah.

Specifically recovered from Semilore were: three identity cards bearing different names and biodata, a 2010 Black Toyota Lexus car with registration number (Lagos) SMK 475 EH, two laptops and one Blackberry Passport phones. Several love scam mails were also found and downloaded from his laptops.

They will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is completed.

Source: The News Nigeria

Happy birthday Toyin Adedire-Our Entertainment and Nollywood Reporter

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Today we celebrate the birthday of one of our own, the nucleus of our websites, Toyin Adedire. Toyin is our Entertainment and Nollywood Reporter and also an aspiring actress. She is mostly on location covering movies for Ibadancityng.com and JustinMediaTV.

You have also seen her on our Youtube channels discussing sensitive issues in a funny and different perspective. In the past year, she had the opportunity to interview actors and actresses on set and other important dignitaries. In the coming year, she has already promised to improve on her laurels and grow both websites and to drive us towards our goal of being the best in our niche.

So today, we celebrate you, we pray that you add many more years and enjoy all that you have worked for and  reap the fruits of your labor. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, Bloja

Join us to wish her an enjoyable and memorable birthday by liking this post and leaving comments.

Toyin Adedire

On set with Nollywood actors

On set with Nollywood actors

With Femi Adebayo

With Femi Adebayo

Toyin Adedire]

 Toyin Adedire, IbadancityNG after interviewing Sunday Igboho

Toyin Adedire, IbadancityNG after interviewing Sunday Igboho

Toyin Adedire

Toyin Adedire

Toyin Adedire

Birthday Alert: Happy birthday to Alhaji Yinka Quadri

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We join everyone to celebrate the birthday of one of our biggest followers and supporter, the famous Nollywood icon, Alhaji Yinka Quadri.

On his Facebook page, Alhaji Quadri posted the following:

Thank You for preserving my Life to see this day and all the wonders You’ve done in my Life. Thank You for having kept me alive, for having given me shelter, warmth and nourishment. Thank you, Lord, for having given me friends and dear ones. I thank You God for giving me Good Health and the Bounteous Blessings You continues to Shower on Me. Who am I without You God! Clay Molded Statue Breathes into! A mere Sculptural work in Your Hand!

Enjoy and have a blast as you turn another page in your glorious and illustrious career. Many Happy returns.

Imagine: Former Minister, Jumoke Akinjide returns only 10 million Naira to EFCC

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A former Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, has  reportedly returned the sum of N10m to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Sunday PUNCH can confirm.

A source at the EFCC said, “The former FCT minister and other PDP leaders in the state received some campaign funds during the 2015 presidential election.

“She has been visiting our Lagos office. Recently, she returned N10m to the Federal Government. She is cooperating with us and she is expected to return more money.”

It was learnt that the money that Akinjide allegedly received, emanated from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and disbursed by the then Director of Finance, Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman, who has since been charged with money laundering.

The money which was $115m but converted to N23bn, was said to have been kickbacks from some dubious oil contractors involved in oil theft.

Several calls made to Akinjide’s line to get her reaction did not go through as of the time of filing this report.

The anti-graft agency had also detained the Chairman of the PDP Oyo State Chapter, Yinka Taiwo.

The EFCC has so far grilled about 16 former governors and ministers over the alleged N23bn scam sleaze.

Some of them include ex-Governor of Kebbi State, Saidu Dakin Garin; former Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State; former Governor Ibrahim Shekarau of Kano State; and ex-Governor Ali Modu Sheriff of Borno State.

Others are: former Governor James Ngilari of Adamawa State; a former Governor of Zamfara State, Mamuda Shinkafi; a former Governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke; and a former Minister of State for Finance, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda.

During the election, each state was said to have received at least N450m from the fund which was handled by ministers or governors who were members of the PDP. Some states, however, received more than N450m.

Source: Punch

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in Nigeria

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Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, yesterday, arrived Nigeria unannounced. The 32-year-old tech enterpreneur surprisingly made a sudden visit and inspection of activities at the Co-Creation Hub, Yaba Lagos.

His arrival to Nigeria is not unconnected to the ‘Facebook for developers’ workshop’ for Nigerian engineers, product managers and partners holding today in Lagos.

The event is expected to help the engineers build better applications and monetise them more effectively.

Before his arrival, it was earlier announced that the company’s Director of Global product Partnerships, Nigeria’s Ime Archibong was to lead speakers to the event where Facebook would unveil a ten-year roadmap that can help improve Nigeria’s economy.

Facebook is an online social networking service based in Menlo Park, California, United States, which Zuckerberg and his fellow Harvard College students and roommates, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes formed on February 4, 2004.

After its initial public offering, IPO in February 2012, Facebook began selling stock to the public three months later, reaching an original peak market capitalization of $104 billion. On July 13, 2015, it became the fastest company in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to reach a market cap of $250 billion.

As of March this year, Facebook had hit over 1.65 billion monthly active users out of which 7.1 million people are daily users from Nigeria. This makes the country Africa’s biggest user of the social media platform.

However, Vanguard gathered that it was for security reasons that Zuckerberg’s plan to visit Nigeria and his eventual arrival was kept top secret.

A close source who spoke to Vanguard said: “It was a top secret and nobody was meant to know before his arrival. It was actually for security reasons but now that he is here, he would be able to interact with tech professionals and other Nigerians today in a press conference at Eko Hotel and Suites tomorrow (today).”

Being his first trip to Africa, Zuckerberg on arrival met with developers and partners, and also explored Nollywood.

One of his first stops on the trip was to visit a ‘Summer of Code Camp’ at the Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) in Yaba, known as the Silicon Valley of Nigeria where young developers learn how to code and develop their solutions while looking for mentors and angel investors.

At CcHub, Zuckerberg met with developers like Temi Giwa, who runs a platform called Life Bank that makes blood available when and where it is needed in Nigeria. Life Bank saves lives by mobilizing blood donations, taking inventory of all blood available in the country, and delivering blood in the right condition to where it is needed.

Thrilled by level of technology development at the CcHub, Mark Zuckerberg, said, “This is my first trip to sub-Saharan Africa. I’ll be meeting with developers and entrepreneurs, and learning about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria. The energy here is amazing and I’m excited to learn as much as I can.

“The first place I got to visit was the Co-creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB) in Yaba. I got to talk to kids at a summer coding camp and entrepreneurs who come to CcHub to build and launch their apps. I’m looking forward to meeting more people in Nigeria.”

Source: Vanguard

Oyo State Revenue Service seals off 39 firms including Shoprite, Bubble Plus and commercial banks

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OYO State Inter-ministerial Tax Enforcement team on Wednesday and yesterday sealed off about 39 firms, including banks, private hospitals, companies and filling stations within Ibadan metropolis for tax defaulting.

Among the firms sealed were Shoprite Dugbe, Unity Hospital Orogun, Ojulowo Eye Clinic, Victory Medical Centre, Grath Nigeria limited, Jericho Idi-Ishin, Ibadan; Dabil Global Ventures, Apata, Ibadan; Funbel Diagnostic Centre, Challenge; Bubble Plus Recreation Centre, Ring Road, Eco Groove, Challenge and some commercial banks.

The action was sequel to the announcement made by the government to embark on an enforcement of payment of taxes, levies duties and other rates by corporate organisations and individuals.

The government had embarked on the sensitisation and engagement programme for citizens, traders, artisans and business owners on the need to pay their taxes to improve the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state.

The Special Adviser to the Governor Board of Internal Revenue, Mr. Biyi Oloko, said this became necessary because many of the companies failed to pay government’s rates, taxes, development levy and renewal of business premises registration fees despite the notices served on them.

He noted that this contravenes the provision of Section 8 of the State business/professional premises law of 1996.

According to him, “this enforcement exercise has become imperative because the state’s economy needs a turnaround through internally generated revenue, private sector led investment and partnerships. The government is operating within the ambits of the law; both individual and corporate citizens must inculcate the culture of responsible citizenship by performing their statutory duties.

“Some firms as well as individuals were expecting us and they paid immediately we got there. Some organisations rushed to make their payment and we have reopened their firms/offices. Our action is backed by the law and we have to ensure that we do not err on the part of it,” he explained.

Oloko urged eligible tax payers to remit their payments into government’s coffers or face sanctions as the exercise would be a continuous one.

Source: The Nation

A twitter user, Malika got a tongue lashing for using Governor’s picture and calling him “Nigeria’s finest”

How unpopular is Ajimobi? A twitter user, Malika got a tongue lashing for using Governor’s picture and calling him “Nigeria’s finest”.

The 33 year old  American actress referred to Gov. Ajimobi as her Godather in the photo she posted on Instagram. She wrote, “Reunited with my God Father #NigeriasFinest #OyoStateGovernor.”

Malika and her twin sister, Khadijah are the stars of the E! series, DASH Dolls, the fifth spin-off from the Keeping Up With The Kardashians empire.