Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Supreme Court Upholds Messi's 21-Month Jail Term For Tax Evasion

Supreme Court Upholds Messi's 21-Month Jail Term For Tax Evasion

The Spanish Supreme Court has rejected Lionel Messi's appeal against his conviction for tax evasion.

The Argentine was sentenced to 21 months in jail last year for failing to pay €4.1 million in taxes on image rights in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and was also given a €2m fine. His father, Jorge Messi, was handed the same prison sentence and a smaller fine of close to €1.7m.

Although Messi is unlikely to serve time behind bars because he has no prior convictions, he appealed what his lawyers called a "symbolic" conviction, taking the case to a higher court.

The appeal has been knocked back, while his fine now stands at €1.3m and Jorge's has been cut to €1.3m, while his sentence has been reduced from 21 months to 15 due to his co-operation in the case.
Jorge made a voluntary corrective €5m payment in August 2013 on behalf of the Messis, a figure that was equal to the amount of tax allegedly unpaid, plus interest.

The tribunal ruled that the 29-year-old knew his obligations and knowingly defrauded the government, stating that "avoidable ignorance" does not exclude him from responsibility.

"It is not fitting to assume that the person with a large income can ignore the duty to pay for it," the ruling read.

"Whoever does not pay anything at all to the Treasury despite the high perception of concrete income (the image rights), knows that he is defrauding."

The original Barcelona court which handed down the initial verdict will now see the case return to it.
During the trial in 2016, Messi consistently denied any involvement, insisting his focus was only ever on playing football.
Trial Of Airforce Officer Who Killed His Girlfriend Begins

Trial Of Airforce Officer Who Killed His Girlfriend Begins

Nigerian Air Force has commenced the General Court Martial (GCM) trial of Aircraftman Kalu Bernard, who allegedly shot and killed Aircraftwoman, Oladipupo Sholape on 12 March 2017 at the NAF Base, Makurdi.
The court martial consists of a President and 6 other members in addition to a judge advocate and 2 waiting members. Present at the inauguration were also the convening officer, prosecuting officers, 2 defence counsels representing the accused, witnesses and some members of the Press.

The President of the GCM, Group Captain Elisha Philip Bindul, while inaugurating the military court at 101 Air Defence Group Makurdi, gave a comprehensive breakdown of the trial procedures as well as the rules and regulations to be observed during the trial. 
The highlight of the trial was the reading of the charges levelled against the accused, Aircraftman Kalu Bernard and the plea by the Defence Counsel for time to study the charges and other documents. The GCM was subsequently adjourned to 2 June 2017 for further hearing on the case.
The inauguration of the court martial, which is part of the formal law chain in Military, is coming up after a series of procedures as enshrined in Armed Forces Act 105 of 1993 as amended.

The NAF is apparently poised to ensure that justice is served to all concerned parties in the matter.
Seun Egbegbe & Girlfriend Welcome Baby Girl

Seun Egbegbe & Girlfriend Welcome Baby Girl

Seun Egbegbe’s girlfriend, Onyenike has welcomed a baby girl. She shared the news on Instagram and captioned it; “Alhamdulillah for our new born baby girl”.

He is still in prison following his inability to meet his bail condition after he was arrested for defrauding some Bureau De Change operatives at Gbagada in Lagos on 24th of February
Nicki Minaj Confirms Nas Dating Rumours

Nicki Minaj Confirms Nas Dating Rumours

On the new episode of  The Ellen DeGeneres ShowNicki Minaj is very honest and open to the talk show host. Ellen asks Nicki questions about her Billboard Awards performance, the highly talked about Paris Fashion Week outfit and Nas, the rapper’s rumoured boyfriend.

Nicki first teased her romance with Nas on Instagram earlier this month. She posted a picture of her and the rapper cuddling and captioned; “Only KINGS recognize QUEENS”.

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Super Eagles’ Striker Ahmed Musa Weds Juliet Ejue

Super Eagles’ Striker Ahmed Musa Weds Juliet Ejue

Super Eagles’ vice- captain and Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa and Juliet Ejue have tied the knot at Abuja Municipal Area council.

The marriage took place on Tuesday, May 23 following their introduction rites in March this year.
Musa, had in April, hinted on a second marriage on social media following his divorce from his ex wife Jamila.

Photo Credit: Instagram – Ene Onoja
Video:Dencia- “Rollam Shakeam”(Teaser)

Video:Dencia- “Rollam Shakeam”(Teaser)

Channels TV's State House Correspondent, Chukwuma Onuekwusi Is Dead

Channels TV's State House Correspondent, Chukwuma Onuekwusi Is Dead

Channels Television's State House correspondent, Chukwuma Onuekwusi, has died.

According to reports, he died in the early hours of yesterday May 23rd.

A graduate of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Chukwuma joined Channels TV in 1998. He is survived by wife and 3 Children.

Some of his friends and colleagues have taken to social media to pay tributes to him.

Photos From Shina Peller's Birthday Bash

Photos From Shina Peller's Birthday Bash

The Chairman of Aquila Group Mr. Shina Peller’s birthday has become a date to be reckoned with especially in the entertainment industry, as he is known for having a week long spread sheet of events.

The events kicked off on Friday the 12th of May 2017 with visit to Ansa-ud-deen grammar school in Surulere, the motherless babies home Lekki and also Pacelli School for the blind/partially sighted Surulere. Gain all the riches in this world but if you cannot give back to the community it is like you have gained nothing, Shina Peller year in year always finds a way to put a smile on the faces of these kids by starting his birthday celebration with them.

On Saturday 13th of May 2017 he treated his close friends, family and business associates to a classy dinner at Eko Pearl; Eko Atlantic Victoria Island Lagos. It was an evening of glamour and poise, attendees dressed to suit the theme of the occasion “Classic Man”. The night started with a chilled vibe with the MC Gbenga Adeyinka treating everyone to fresh cut jokes before the tempo went up a notch people with thrilling performances from; Tomi Thomas, Base One, Reelze,  Kenny Blak, Woli Arole, Que Peller, Lax, CDQ, Airboy, Omobaba, Skiibii, Sound Sultan, Lil Kesh, Adekunle Gold, 2 face and many others.

In attendance were Captains of the Industry (CEO); Dapo Abiodun – CEO Heyden Petroleum  ,  Aremo Oniru – MD OPIC, Dr Ernest Azudialu – CEO Nest oil, Dr Taiwo Afolabi – Chairman, Sifax group , Oye Hassan Odukale – CEO leadway assurance , Otunba Akin Alabi – CEO NairaBet, Bayo Odusolu , Ayodele Subair , Amaju Pinnick , Hon Abayomi Oke – Commissioner for sports in Oyo state,  Jibola Fatgbems, Haji Debo, Richard Mhiya Daniel,  Bisoye Fagade, Joe Ciroc, GM Henessey – Mr Gboyega Ogunfuye, Sam and Amit from Belaire, Kunle Ayeni, Femi Obat, Owolabi Awosan, Lekan Osifeso, Ayodele Subair – Chairman LIRS.
Royal Fathers; Oba Dosunmu and Kabiesi Lateef Atanda Adams – Onikate of Ikate Land.
Entertainment Personalities; E Money, Base One, Adekunle Gold, Gbenga Adeyinka, Que Peller, CDQ, Lil Kesh, Airboy, Sound Sultan, 2face Idibia and Kcee. 

Everything paused at midnight as the celebrant came up to cut his cake with a surprise performance from the living legend Tuface Idibia followed by an EPIC fireworks display.  It was a wonderful evening, from the beautifully dressed ushers to well cultured waiters, to banging music from  Dj Consequence and Alatika and great food from 6ix restaurant, this all added to create an amazing unforgettable ambience. The party was not over yet as it was moved to the most luxurious nightclub in West Africa Club Quilox where everyone threw caution to the wind and grooved till dawn.

On Sunday 14th of May 2017 premium cognac Hennessey treated the King of nightlife to a grand party at Club Quilox, the party started about 10pm. The hosts Jimmie and Ushbebe kept the audience entertained and Dj Factor played to their taste. The venue was lushly decorated to suit the theme “Classic Man” and had people treating themselves to great cocktails from the Hennessy bar outside, with hostesses in Flapper dresses to entertain the guests. Your imagination will do you no justice if weren’t there you missed out.

Once again a very happy birthday to Sir Shina Abiola Peller, we wish you the very best. The party  continues on Thursday 18th of May  as the Legendary K1DeUltimate will be holding a special performance in honor the King of Nightlife  at Club Quilox . Also on the 20th of May 2017 Shina Peller will be celebrated in Ghana at Carbon Night Club this would be the beginning of the Quilox World Tour. Quilox is bringing “The Quilox experience” to a city near you, watch out.

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Rape- 96 Suspects Arrested In Kano Between April & May 2017

Rape- 96 Suspects Arrested In Kano Between April & May 2017

The Kano State police Command, on Tuesday said it had arrested a total of 96 suspected rapists in the state between April and May.

The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Magaji Majiya, said at an interaction with newsmen in Kano that 77 of the suspects had been charged  to court, while eight cases were under investigation.

He said the suspects are between ages 23 and 75.

“It is disheartening to note that from April to date we have recorded 85 incidents of rape and other related offences. A total number of 96 suspects were arrested and 77 cases have already been charged to court for Prosecution,” he said.

Majiya expressed regret that indecency and unnatural offences have been on the increase in the state.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Yusuf, has made it a priority to ensure that all such cases were thoroughly  investigated and prosecuted.

The PPRO assured the public that the police would continue to apprehend all suspects involved in  crimes.

He urged parents and guardians to monitor the movement and behaviour of their children, so as to  keep them away from criminal activities.

Majiya appealed to religious leaders to collaborate with the command in sensitising  the youth on the need to shun evil acts.

He further called on traditional rulers, community leaders and other well meaning residents of the state to join hands with security agencies to fight crime in their communities.