21 Savage released from ICE detainment on bond pending deportation hearing

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Rapper  21 Savage who was arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after they found out he is a UK citizen who was unlawfully living in the U.S, now been released on bond pending a deportation hearing.

 

21 Savage’s lawyers issued the following statement following his release.

For the past 9 long days, we, on behalf of She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, known to the world as 21 Savage, have been speaking with ICE to both clarify his actual legal standing, his eligibility for bond, and provide evidence of his extraordinary contributions to his community and society.

In the last 24 hours, in the wake of the Grammy Awards at which he was scheduled to attend and perform, we received notice that She’yaa was granted an expedited hearing.

Today, 21 Savage was granted a release on bond. He won his freedom.

21 Savage asked us to send a special message to his fans and supporters—he says that while he wasn’t present at the Grammy Awards, he was there in spirit and is grateful for the support from around the world and is more than ever, ready to be with his loved ones and continue making music that brings people together.

He will not forget this ordeal or any of the other fathers, sons, family members, and faceless people, he was locked up with or that remain unjustly incarcerated across the country. And he asks for your hearts and minds to be with them.

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2019 elections: Nigerian Air Force begins airlift of election materials for INEC

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has commenced the airlift of electoral materials for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) across the country for the conduct of the 2019 General Elections. The airlift exercise includes day and night missions, during which both sensitive and non-sensitive electoral materials were conveyed in batches, with NAF C-130 Hercules aircraft from the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja to various airports across the country. The materials were duly delivered by the C-130H aircraft crew to teams of INEC and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) officials together with security personnel waiting at the various airports.

It may be recalled that the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, during his meeting with Air Officers Commanding (AOCs) and NAF Field Commanders in February, had expressed the readiness of the NAF to avail INEC its transport aircraft to enable expeditious movement of electoral materials, as done in the past. It is pertinent to state that the transport aircraft are deployed solely to provide airlift support to meet INEC’s logistics requirements, in fulfillment of NAF’s constitutional role of providing Military Aid to Civil Authority.

 

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We’ll recover $16bn wasted on power” President Buhari again hints at probing Obasanjo, Jonathan

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President Buhari has once again hinted at probing the Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan administrations over the $16 billion spent on power projects that in no way improved power supply in Nigeria.

Speaking at the APC rally in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state on Tuesday, February 12th, President Buhari pledged that his administration will go after those that mismanaged the money meant for the development of the sector.

Recall that in 2018, President Buhari while speaking in the state house, said those that mismanaged funds meant for the power sector  from 1999-2017, had questions to answer.

Speaking about the power sector at the presidential rally, President Buhari said

“You know we are building roads. The railway was virtually killed. We are rebuilding it and there was no power, we are bringing power back. The previous government mentioned on their own that they spent 16 billion American dollars for power. But you are better witnesses than myself. Where is the power? Where is the money? We will follow them and eventually God willing we will get them and we will get our money back”.

Nigerian wins ‘Best Music Video’ Producer at the 61st Grammys for producing Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’

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Ibra Ake, a Nigerian-American producer, bagged his first ever Grammy Award last night.

 

At the 61st Grammy Awards which held at Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10, 2019, Ibra Ake won the ‘Best Music Video’ producer award for producing Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’.

 

Ibra Ake is a Nigerian-American visaul artist, creative director, and writer based in Los Angeles, California. He shuttles between cities around the world, including from Lagos to New York.

Sharing the good news to Twitter, he wrote:

 

i can’t believe i just won a grammy.

“where is the catch?!” royalty forever.

 

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@famlikefamily @CHADMTAYLOR

@MuraiHiro @SherrieSilver @sza @ludwiggoransson @donaldglover

 

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Nicki Minaj pulls her BET Experience performance after BET shaded her while congratulating Cardi B on her Grammy win

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Nicki Minaj has pulled her BET Experience performance after BET shaded her while praising Cardi B on her Grammy Awards win.

 

In a now-deleted tweet, BET retweeted an article saying Cardi B is the first solo female rapper to win best rap album.

Their caption read:

 

Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is being dragged by her lacefront.

 

Nicki Minaj pulls her BET Experience performance after BET shaded her while congratulating Cardi B on her Grammy win

 

BET was called out for the tweet and they took it down. But Nicki later took to Twitter to write:

 

Young Money will no longer be apart of the BET Experience or award show. ♥???♥? Summer Tour dates dropping soon ?

 

Nicki Minaj pulls her BET Experience performance after BET shaded her while congratulating Cardi B on her Grammy win

 

When a follower asked if they should ask for a refund for the BET ticket they already bought, Nicki said:

 

Absolutely. Get your refund ASAP

 

Nicki Minaj pulls her BET Experience performance after BET shaded her while congratulating Cardi B on her Grammy win

 

Nicki also went ahead to retweet posts by Twitter users calling out BET for disrespecting Nicki.

She captioned it:

Meanwhile, BET is being dragged by their lace front. ?

 

Nicki Minaj pulls her BET Experience performance after BET shaded her while congratulating Cardi B on her Grammy win

Nicki Minaj pulls her BET Experience performance after BET shaded her while congratulating Cardi B on her Grammy win

Nicki Minaj pulls her BET Experience performance after BET shaded her while congratulating Cardi B on her Grammy win

Nicki Minaj pulls her BET Experience performance after BET shaded her while congratulating Cardi B on her Grammy win

Nicki Minaj pulls her BET Experience performance after BET shaded her while congratulating Cardi B on her Grammy win

Nicki Minaj pulls her BET Experience performance after BET shaded her while congratulating Cardi B on her Grammy win

Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey set to become Britain’s highest-ever paid player on £400k-a-week when he joins Juventus in £83m deal

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Arsenal and Welsh footballer, Aaron Ramsey will become Britain’s highest-paid player of all-time after signing a whopping £400,000-a-week-plus pre-contract deal at Juventus.

The Italian giants confirmed on Monday the 28-year-old has penned a four-year deal and will join them in the summer when he leaves Arsenal as a free agent.

 

Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey set to become Britain

 

This comes after the midfielder completed a two-part medical with Juventus last month and will join the club on July 1,  bringing to an end 11 years at Arsenal.

According to Mail Online Sport, the Wales international stands to make at least £83.2million during his time in Italy,  having signed a four-year contract with the Italian champions, tying him to the club until 2023.

Juventus is expected to pay an additional cost of €3.7million (£3.24m), to be paid before July 10, 2019, as a result of the registration of the player.

Ramsey who joined Arsenal in 2008 has played 361 times for the Premiership club, including scoring 62 times to date.

Photo: Nigerian drug peddler arrested in India

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A 36-year-old Nigerian man was arrested by the Narcotics Intelligence Bureau CID in Chennai, India on Sunday, February 10,  for allegedly supplying heroin and ecstasy tablets to the resorts, pubs and hotels along the East Coast Road (ECR).

According Deccan Chronicle, the suspect identified as Ikechukwu had come to India on a business visa in the garb of carrying out a garments business three years ago.

Officers said Ikechukwu had come to India in 2015 and his visa had already expired. He migrated for a short period to Tirupur, where he was engaged in the T-shirts exports business along with a few other Nigerian friends.

Last year, Ikechukwu allegedly came to Chennai and was involved in drug peddling, targeting college students and IT workers, who partied at the resorts and pubs along the ECR and also used them to expand his business.

Meanwhile, on Sunday based on a specific tip-off, the sleuths arrested Ikechukwu from a resort at Neelankarai and seized ten grams of heroin and 100 grams of ketamine worth Rs 6 lakhs from him.

NIB-CID sleuths registered a case and arrested the Nigerian under Section 14 of Foreigners Act apart from the possession of drugs under Sections 8 (c) read with 22 (b) of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.