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I Got Diarrhea After Eating Something In Ghana – Cardi B

Rapper Cardi B has alleged she got diarrhea after eating something she couldn’t describe in Ghana.Taking to Live Instagram, she mentioned that that was one of the reasons why she couldn’t come down to meet the aggrieving Ghanaian celebrities who had come for a meet and greet yesterday.The rapper later apologized for the disappointment and made up with them after her show in Accra.She arrived in the Ghanaian capital early on Sunday and was greeted by hoards of people at the city’s airport, including local press.The Bodack Yellow songstress then treated fans to a tour of her humongous hotel room.

Oh snap, we are going to turn up today. I want to bring the baddest b****** to my room, this room is far too big not to have a party,’ she exclaimed while walking around the plush room with a hotel rep and her entourage.

Early that morning she had been raunchily dancing in Lagos alongside Burna Boy before hopping on a private jet for her flight to Ghana.Man, we in motherf***in Nigeria!’ the Bronx-born Latina – who boasts 74.7M followers – said of her new surroundings when she landed there on Thursday.The musician is in Africa because she was headlining the LiveSpot X Festival’s stops in Lagos on Saturday and Accra on Sunday.

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Buhari, Oshiomhole, APC state chairmen begin meeting in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari and the state chairmen of the All Progressives Congress have begun a meeting in Abuja.The National Chairman of the party, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, is also attending the meeting.Oshiomhole arrived at the Presidential Villa about 11.30am, looking excited as he responded to greetings from Department of State Services operatives by the entrance to the Council Chambers.The meeting with the chairmen came less than 24 hours after Buhari and APC governors also met at the Villa on Thursday.

The meetings are believed to be efforts geared toward resolving the crisis in the ruling party.In Oshiomhole’s home state, Edo, a dispute is raging between the national chairman and Governor Godwin Obaseki, resulting in two factions of the APC in the state.Already, the chairman of the faction of the party loyal to Oshiomhole, Mr David Imuse, already arrived for the meeting.However, the chairman of the factional loyal to Obaseki, Mr Anselem Ojezuz, was not sighted at the meeting before it went into closed-doors.

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Tonto Dikeh Is Too Blunt, Says Veteran Actress, Regina Askia

Veteran Nollywood actress, Regina Askia has pointed out that controversial actress, Tonto Dikeh is too blunt.The veteran actress expressed that Tonto Dikeh reminds her of her youthful days in the entertainment industry.

The former beauty queen pointed out that she was also too blunt during her youthful days like Tonto. Going further, she advised Tonto to calm down and speak her truth in a way that builds people up rather than tear them down.

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Saraki reacts to asset seizure, says EFCC on witch-hunt of enemies

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of embarking on a political witch-hunt and abuse of court process, in securing an interim forfeiture order on his house in Ilorin, Kwara state.Saraki made the statement in a reaction to the interim forfeiture order granted the EFCC by a Federal High Court in Lagos. He vowed to contest the interim seizure in court.He said the order was an abuse of court process and a violation of a subsisting order of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Saraki also claimed that EFCC is playing politics and spreading falsehood in its attempt to witch-hunt and intimidate a perceived enemy.According to him, EFCC’s penchant for abusing the nation’s judicial institution is the reason it filed a suit in Lagos on a property situated in Ilorin.In the statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki noted that another Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice Taiwo Taiwo had given an order “restraining the respondents (EFCC) by themselves, their subordinates, agents, servants, or privies howsoever, from seizing, impounding, taking over, confiscating or otherwise forfeiting the Applicant’s (Saraki) right to own and peacefully enjoy any of his assets and properties”.“The EFCC’s claim that the Ilorin property was built by any proceed of fraud is outrightly false”, Saraki said.

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Tonto Dikeh Denies Claims Made By Blogger

Just when we thought Tonto Dikeh is done fighting with Instagram Blogger, Stella Dimokokorkus, she has released a new video to attack Stella.Stella made a claim that Tonto Dikeh’s passport has been seized by police officials in Dubai, a claim Tonto Dikeh has come out boldly to deny.

Tonto Dikeh took to her Instagram handle to deny this claim and in her message, she labelled Stella as an old blogger who is interested in spreading false and negative news about her.Tonto Dikeh told Stella point blank that she will never succeed in bringing her down because she is above the antics of Stella.

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Finance bill: Bank Accounts To Require Tax Identity

Nigerians who want to open or maintain accounts with Deposit Money Banks will not have to provide their Tax Identification Number to do so.The Federal Government is also proposing raising the minimum online banking transaction that will attract stamp duty from the current N1, 000 to N10, 000.Organisations that pay their taxes not less than 90 days before the due date may also get bonuses between one and two per cent.

These are some of the proposals in the Tax and Fiscal Law (Amendment) Bill, also known as the Finance Bill, currently before the National Assembly.The executive bill seeks to amend the Petroleum Profit Tax Act, Customs and Excise Tariff Act, Company Income Tax Act, Personal Income Tax Act, Value Added Tax, Stamp Duties Act and the Capital Gain Tax.Chairman of the House Committee on Finance, James Faleke, while explaining each of the amendments, also listed their benefits to the economy.

Faleke said, “Excess dividend tax to apply only to untaxed distributions other than the profits specially exempted from tax and franked investment income“Small businesses with turnover less than N25m to be exempted from the Companies Income Tax. A lower CIT rate of 20 per cent to apply to medium-sized companies with turnover between N25m and N100m.”Other benefits include onus of two per cent of tax payable (medium-sized companies) and one per cent for large companies for early payment of CIT; introduction of thin capitalisation of 30 per cent of EBITDA for interest deductibility.

Any excess deduction can also be carried forward for five years.The lawmaker added that the meaning of ‘supply’ and definition of ‘goods and services’ had been expanded to cover intangible items other than land, among others.He stressed the amendments would also cover “specific requirement for VAT deregistration for discontinuing operations.”

Similarly, the CITN criticised parts of the bill.President/Chairman in Council of CITN, Olajumoke Simplice, stated that increasing the VAT rate from five per cent to 7.5 per cent might generate additional revenue to government but might also not address budget deficit if government expenditures were not under control.Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, in her presentation, noted that while the VAT rate would be increased, the state and local governments would get 85 per cent of the revenue, with the Federal Government getting only 15 per cent.

The minister also noted that the appropriation bill would now be accompanied with finance bill annually.

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Buhari Receives Special Envoy From Equatorial Guinea

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, hosted the Special Envoy of the President of Equatorial Guinea, Nguema Mbasogo, at the State House, Abuja.Mr. Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, said the Special Envoy and Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Gabriel Lima, had brought a message from his president on the forthcoming meeting of Heads of State of gas-exporting nations, which Equatorial Guinea would be hosting.Receiving the envoy, Buhari declared that if Nigeria had followed her own programme for exploiting its gas reserves, the country would have been earning more money from the product than from petroleum now.

We share a lot of things in common with Equatorial Guinea. These include geographical neighbourliness and neighbourliness in terms of resources. Nigeria is more of a gas-producing, rather than an oil-producing country. That fact had long been established. If we had followed our own plans, laid out in the 1970s, for the gas sector, we should have had 12 trains by early 1980s, instead of being on just six trains now,” the president said.The special envoy thanked Nigeria for the support given to Equatorial Guinea to host the first summit of gas exporting countries in the world, taking place on African soil.

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I took $140,000 To Obasanjo On Atiku In-Law’s Instructions — Witness

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday opened its case against Abdullahi Babalele, son-in-law of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, accused of laundering $140,000 in the build-up to the 2019 general elections.The trial began before Justice C.J. Aneke at the Federal High Court in Lagos with the testimony of one Bashir Mohammed, who described himself as a close friend of Babalele.Mohammed, who was led in evidence by the EFCC prosecutor, Rotimi Oyedepo, narrated to the court how he delivered the naira equivalent of $140,000 to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Babalele’s instructions.

Obasanjo endorsed Atiku, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the February 23 presidential election.But Atiku lost the election to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress.Mohammed said he received a phone call from Babalele sometime in February, requesting him to deliver a message to “an elder statesman”.He said on Babalele’s request he supplied two bank accounts, which were credited

The witness said he took the money to Obasanjo’s residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State.“When I got to the gate, somebody came and took me inside where I met former President Olusegun Obasanjo and delivered the message.“I called the defendant in the presence of former President Obasanjo and informed him that I had delivered the message. He said that was good and thanked me,” Mohammed said.

Under cross-examination by the defence counsel, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), Mohammed affirmed that he wrote a statement at the EFCC office during investigation.Ozekhome’s bid to tender the statement as an exhibited was, however, opposed by the prosecutor.Justice Aneke adjourned till Wednesday to rule on the admissibility of the statement.The EFCC arraigned Babalele on two counts of money laundering in August.

He was accused of “procuring Bashir Mohammed to make a cash payment of $140,000 without going through any financial institution”.Oyedepo said the money exceeded the threshold stipulated by the money laundering law.He said Babalele made the transaction on February 20, 2019 in contravention of Section 18 (c) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 and was liable to be punished under Section 16(2)(b) of the same Act.

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Zlatan Reveals His Love For Tacha

Nigerian rapper Zlatan Ibile has revealed his love for former Big Brother housemate Tacha in his recent tweet.The indegenous rapper who is fond of throwing shades and making mockery of the reality star, Tacha through his song, tweets and comments has confessed his love for her today.

In his recent tweet, Zlatan wrote ‘I Love TACHA’ in bold letters, with a love emoji attached to it.Recall that some Nigerians had earlier insinuated that Zlatan’s continuous mockery of the housemate shows signs of ‘hidden feelings’ for her.Well, the reason behind Zlatan’s tweet is not yet clear at the moment. It’s not certain if he really means what he said, or if it’s his latest style of mockery. Anyway, let’s watch as things unfold. We will keep you updated.

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Zlatan Hospitalized In America For A Serious Disease (See Photo)

From an Insider source, we heard rapper, Zlatan is seriously lying helplessly on a sickbed in America.He was diagnosed by Dr. Lati of the DMW hospital, Atlanta to be infected by an incurable disease called “Zankuitis” with the botanical name “Zanku Gbe Bodyiosis”This infection was said to have contracted from the rapper’s exposure to too much hit song from his coming album tagged “Zanku To The World“.The Zankuitis virus will be let loose by the main causative agent, Zlatan very soon and we hope everybody is ready to be infected as it’s said to be very communicable.

See Zlatan photo below:-