Portable Dragged Before IGP, American Embassy Over Alleged Breach Of Contract
Controversial Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has been dragged before the Nigerian Inspector General of Police and the American Embassy in Nigeria over a series of criminal allegations against Amercian singers, Dr Fortunate Egbuchere and Prince Egbuchere.
According to the petition sighted by New Telegraph, the lawyer of the American singers said the “Zazuu” crooner was alleged to have committed various types of crimes.
The lawyer said the crimes include, criminal breach of trust, conspiracy, conduct likely to cause breach of peace, criminal conversion, armed robbery, stealing, criminal assault, assault occasioning harm, threat to life, criminal defamation, extortion, obtaining by pretense, false imprisonment, misrepresentation and making of false information to the police.
The petition which was signed by the counsel of the claimants, Kayode Mogbojuri Esq, Solicitors to Dr. Fortunate Egbuchere and Prince Egbuchere said both are working and trading under the E-Square Records.
New Telegraph gathered that the duo being Nigeria-America citizens with promising music careers in the United States of America (USA) sometime in the year 2023, decided to have a music collaboration with Portable and they opened a conversation through his manager.
Following the music collaboration, Portable charged the duo with a total sum of N2,500,000:00 which will entail making of audio and video recording.
However, on the day of the music video, Portable refused to show up, but hours after he was eventually reached by our client, he declared that he would only make himself available for the video shooting if and only if our clients paid him additional N1,000,000:00.
The petition reads in part, “That our client fulfilled their part of the contract by paying the said N2,500,000:00 in two tranches.
“Habeeb Okikiola did the audio recording and sent it to our clients in America and our clients are very satisfied with the audio recording till date.
“That the video shooting of our clients’ video with Zazu was expected to be made sometime in September 2023.
“Our client who got hinted that Potable will be having a global musical tour and America was one of his destinations reached out to his manager peradventure the video shooting can be done in America.
“That portable declined to have the video shouting in America because it was not part of the activities lined up by his promoters.
“Our clients resolved to have the video shout in Nigeria and have been in Nigeria since December 2023.
“That our client on the 21st day of January 2023 got an apartment at Divine Homes No. 6 Engineer Benson Osika Street for the video shooting.
“Our client slated the video shooting for 4:00 pm on the 21st day of February 2023 having made all preparations by spending millions of naira to put in place the costumes and other required personnel.
“That Portable refused to show up for the video shooting hours after he was eventually reached by our client, he declared that he would only make himself available for the video shooting if and only if our clients pay him an additional N1,000,000:00.
“Our client after pressure from one of the conspirators eventually paid an extra N1,000,000:00 to portable and he arrived late at night for the video shooting.
“That after the video shooting, one of our clients Prince Egbuchere walked up to Portable and asked him why he demanded for extra one million naira contrary to the earlier agreement.
“That Portable in his usual manner became violent against our clients by assaulting them.
“That in the course of assaulting our clients, portable’s manager mobilised thugs aided by some policemen, and our clients were thoroughly beaten.
“That in the course of the assault on our clients, portable with some of his thugs under the watch of the police they locked the main entrance of the apartment and further assaulted our clients.
“That our clients managed to escape through the back door and were whisked away by good Samaritans as they are not familiar with the terrain.
“That the following were looted from our client by Habeeb Okikiola aka Portable Zazu from our clients.
A sum of $30,000:00 (Thirty thousand US Dollars) Costumes worth millions of naira
Jewelleries and personal belongings of our clients worth millions of naira and
Immigration and travel documents of our client.
“That portable has been making videos on social media putting on some of the expensive costumes he looted from our client and has been boasting around that he is untouchable.
“That Habeeb Okikiola has been making false publications against our client in order to alter the narration of facts with the intent of injuring the reputation of our clients.”
The petitioners implored the office of the Inspector General of Police to investigate allegations raised against Habeeb Okikiola and his co-conspirators in order to recover their properties and in order to safeguard the image of the country.
MAKING AN IMPACT WITH CHORAL MUSIC, DR DK AND DR SHADE OLUKOYA SETS A NEW STANDARD
MAKING AN IMPACT WITH CHORAL MUSIC, DR DK AND DR SHADE OLUKOYA SETS A NEW STANDARD FOR CHILDREN IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS ACROSS LAGOS STATE.
For some weeks now the Dr. Dk and Dr. Mrs. Shade Olukoya Choral Competition for secondary schools in Lagos state has been on going, this is an event that discovers raw singing talents across the state, this competition is held Throughout the 6 educational district of the state and has featured over 164 participants from all the Lagos state educational districts both online and offline, with 14 participants emerging as the finalist.
On the 25th of February, the final competition will hold at the grace hall of the MFM INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS YABA LAGOS NIGERIA. it is not surprising that the pioneers of this one-of-a-kind life changing event is the General overseer of the mountain of fire and Miracle’s ministries worldwide DR. D.K OLUKOYA and his wonderful wife DR. SHADE OLUKOYA
This competition is put in place to discover great musicians at their prime and enable youngsters find their love in the music space while they win awesome cash prizes and other academic benefits.
The finals of this great event will take place on the 25th of February 2024 so come and be a part of history, this event is fully certified by the Lagos state government WATCH OUT YOUR STATE MAY BE NEXT.
Governor Sanwoolu Replicates Primate Ayodele’s ‘Palliative Market’ Initiative In Lagos
*Governor Sanwoolu Replicates Primate Ayodele’s ‘Palliative Market’ Initiative In Lagos*
Since Nigeria has been enmeshed in economic hardship that started after the removal of fuel subsidy last year, Primate Elijah Ayodele, a Nigerian prophet, has been practically taking several measures to alleviate Nigerians from penury through different philanthropic activities.
Long before fuel subsidy was removed, Primate Ayodele has always dedicated the first Sunday of every month for ‘food service’, a service where everyone would go home with packs of food items like Rice, Beans, Garri, crates of eggs, tubers of yam, and a token.
Immediately fuel subsidy was removed, Primate Ayodele doubled his effort by making food service almost every Sunday. He understood the effect of the fuel subsidy removal on Nigerians and as an influential personality in the country, he effectively played the role of a succor provider for the people.
As time went on, the federal government announced that it will release some funds for palliatives in order to reduce the impact of fuel subsidy removal which has turned out to become a full blown economic hardship. When the government came up with this idea, Primate Ayodele knocked down the idea and said it would be another means to embezzle funds because it won’t get to the right people.
These were his words,
’’The N8,000 palliative is corruption, I see nothing in the palliative and it will not reach out to the poor masses. Despite the fact that Mr President has signed it, it will not make any impact. The governors will use it for their selfish needs. The poor will not enjoy it at all.’’
‘’It will not be a blessing to the majority, the palliative is just a waste of time and energy, it cannot work for its purpose,’’
Ever since, Primate Ayodele proposed in his heart to teach the government how to effectively organize a palliative that will impact the people directly. Instead of merely talking, Primate Ayodele went ahead to organize a ‘palliative market’ where he sold food items for ridiculous prices.
The idea behind this palliative market was to purchase items at the exorbitant prices they are being sold for and sell to the people at cheap prices. The first edition which was held in November 2023 saw a bag of rice sold for less than N5,000. There were other items like beans, indomie, tubers of yam, garri, groceries, turkey, groundut oil sold for very ridiculous prices and this wasn’t opened to church members alone, people from distant places benefited from this initiative.
As if that wasn’t enough, again on Wednesday,14th Of February 2024 to celebrate his annual thanksgiving programme, Primate Ayodele held another edition of palliative market and sold a full bag of rice for N20,000. There were also different food items bought at exorbitant prices by the man of God and sold to the people at cheap prices.
While speaking at the palliative market, Primate Ayodele called on state governors to replicate the same palliative market initiative in their various states because of the economic hardship in the country. He explained that affordability of food will go a long way in reducing the impact of the hardship on citizens.
In response to Primate Ayodele’s actions and calls, it appears Lagos state government has keyed into the palliative market initiative with the announcement of Governor Babajide Sanwoolu on Thursday morning during a live interview session.
Given the rising cost of food and other staples, Mr Sanwo-Olu expressed the state government’s resolve to open more markets where residents can buy food items at discounted rates.
Specifically, the governor disclosed that plans have been concluded to open Sunday Markets in at least 42 identified markets across the state where residents will be able to buy food items at discounted price. “You will only be able to buy items worth up to N25,000,”
This is no doubt a welcome development and it vividly shows that state governments are now interested in doing the right thing for the benefit of the people. If other state governments follow suit, the impact of economic hardship would be reduced to its barest minimum.
Labour Party Candidate Accuses Former Chairman of Forgery and Electoral Sabotage in Ebonyi State
Labour Party Candidate Accuses Former Chairman of Forgery and Electoral Sabotage in Ebonyi State
Eze Oko Splendour, the Labour Party’s 2023 governorship candidate for Ebonyi State, has levelled serious allegations against the party’s former National Chairman, Julius Abure, in a statement released on Wednesday. Splendour accuses Abure of orchestrating a campaign of “criminality, deceit and manipulation” to deny him the governorship candidacy.
Following his victory in the party’s primaries, Splendour claims Abure pressured him to step down in favour of Edward Nkwegu Okereke, who had unsuccessfully contested the primaries for the All Progressives Congress (APC). When these efforts failed, Splendour alleges Abure resorted to forgery, fabricating a withdrawal letter bearing his forged signature and submitting it to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to facilitate an illegal substitution.
“I was left in utter shock when I eventually caught wind of the reprehensible actions of the former Chairman,” Splendour states in a speech he read at a press conference. He describes Abure’s actions as a “betrayal of trust” and a “brazen act of criminality” that undermines “internal party democracy, free and fair elections, and the rule of law.”
Splendour further claims that after pursuing legal action, the Federal Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) recommended Abure’s prosecution. However, he expresses concern that the case has stalled, prompting him to appeal directly to the new Attorney General of the Federation, Lateef Fagbemi.
“The prosecution of Abure is not only a matter of justice but also a reaffirmation of our commitment to the principles of transparency, fairness and accountability in governance,” Splendour emphasizes. He urges Fagbemi to take swift action, highlighting the importance of holding those who attempt to manipulate elections accountable.
He concludes with a call for upholding the rule of law and ensuring no one is above it. While Abure has yet to respond to the allegations, Splendour’s accusations raise concerns about potential manipulation within the Labour Party and the integrity of electoral processes in Ebonyi State.
Also the party Governorship flag bearer in plateau state had his name removed and substituted by National Chairman, Julius Abure who allegedly forged his signature on purported letter of withdrawal.
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