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R Kelly due to move to New York jail ahead of 'sex crimes' trial in August

April 16 2021 , Written by ODIGWE ANSELEM Published on #Nigeria News, #Lagos, #Abuja, #ENDSARS

The instruction for the R&B singer, 54, who is currently in jail in Chicago, to be taken to a prison in the Big Apple was ordered by a federal judge as report says.

I Believe I Can Fly musician Kelly is awaiting trial in Illinois and New York on 22 charges, including sexual abuse and exploitation, trafficking underage girls, producing indecent images of children and destroying evidence.

The trial in Brooklyn federal court has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic but this week US District Judge Ann Donnelly told lawyers that it will finally go forward on August 9.

The judge told that there will be Covid safe protections in place at the courthouse allowing the trial to go forward.

District Judge Ann also said the government should begin plans to move Kelly to a New York prison - which is most likely to be the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.

The time and date of the move were not made public

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Veteran actor Rita Edochie celebrates her birthday

April 16 2021 , Written by ODIGWE ANSELEM Published on #yuledochie, #nigeriacelebrities, #ritaedochie, #AfricaNow, #ENDSARS, #Nigeria News

Yul Edochie another veteran actor took to instagram to celebrate her:

yuledochie Mama de Mama!
Agu nwanyi.
A very happy birthday to you Aunty @ritaedochie
Wish you many more successful years.
May God be with you always.
 
 
Let us celebrate her....Happy birthday Ma!
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CBN; State Government must pay their Apex bank loans since 2015

April 16 2021 , Written by ODIGWE ANSELEM Published on #Abuja, #Lagos, #Nigeria News, #NigeriainDiaspora, #NTA, #Nigerians, #covidnigeria, #centralbanknigeria, #ENDSARS

The apex bank granted the loans to states as budget support facilities within the period, the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, said during a visit to Nasarawa State.

He stated this during a session with reporters on Thursday in reaction to claims by Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, that the Federal Government had printed an additional N50 billion to N60 billion to make up for state allocations.

“It is important for me to put it this way that in 2015/2016 … we did provide budget support facility for all the states of the country.

“That loan remains unpaid till now and we are going to insist on the states paying back those monies going forward, since they are accusing us of giving them loans – effectively that’s what they are saying,” the CBN governor said.

He added, “If you understand the concept of printing of money, it is about lending money. There is no need for all the controversy around the printing of money as if we are going into the factory, printing naira, and then distributing (it) on the streets.

“It is very inappropriate for people to just give some coloration to the word ‘printing of money’ as if it is a foreign word coming from the sky.”

According to Emefiele, most countries of the world today are facing an economic crisis, apart from the health challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a result, he believes it will be irresponsible of the CBN or any central bank to stand idle and refuse to support its government.

The CBN governor decried that Nigeria was in a bad situation, especially with the problem of productivity output – the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), as well as inflation and increased price of commodities.

He, however, stated that the nation’s financial regulator would continue to put in place adequate measures to mitigate the effect of the present situation on the people.

“For us to begin to see some people playing some games, trying to come up with overheating its (the nation’s) polity talking about the printing of money, I think it is unfortunate and totally inappropriate.

“I would like to advise that this should stop. We should all work for the growth of our country and not play politics. I am not a politician and I keep saying so; I am a banker, and I should be left to do my work,” said Emefiele.

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Super Eagles has no identity under Rohr-Babagida

April 16 2021 , Written by Anselem Michael Published on #Nigeria News, #NTA, #Channelstv, #Abuja, #Lagos, #bet9ja, #NigeriainDiaspora

 

Former Super Eagles stars Tijani Babangida, say the current national team has lost their identity.

They also believe the Eagles don’t have a coherent playing style.

“What is our identity? We don’t even have one despite the bunch of talented players we have in the team,” Babangida, who was capped 40 times and scored five goals for the Eagles, said.

“When we were playing, we had a style of play because Clemens Westerhof at that time brought the Dutch football style to the country and the players imbibed it. That was how we played.

 “Under Westerhof, we had an identity then, free-flowing football but under Rohr, we are yet to get an idea of the pattern of what he wants to implement in the team.

Is this true?

Nigeria Formation under Rohr

Nigeria Formation under Rohr

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