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Xenophobia: Burna Boy vows to never visit South Africa, warns rapper AKA

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Award-winning afrofusion artiste, Burna Boy, has vowed never to visit South Africa following the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and foreigners in the country.

The “African Giant” crooner who was reacting to the persistent assaults on Nigerians and their businesses stated that he had also had his fair share of xenophobic experiences in South Africa.

Giving his two cents about the issue on his Twitter page, Burna Boy said his dream had always been to see a united Africa but the dream may no longer be feasible until the government takes decisive measures against the situation.

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The singer also stressed that the belligerent attacks go against everything he stands for adding that “the years of oppression has confused South Africans to the point where they see the people who came to their defence during their oppression as their enemies and then worship their oppressors”.

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Burna Boy tweeted;

“Ok. I have been away from social media personally until today. Ordinarily, at a time like this, I should come here and say something to try and calm the situation because my Dream has always been to Unite AFRICA and make us realise that Together we will Literally rule the world…

“But Today After watching the Killing of my people in South Africa the same way we have all watched it happen a few times in the past. FUCK ALL THAT! I personally have had my own xenophobic experiences at the hands of South Africans and because of that…

“I have not set foot in SA since 2017. And I will NOT EVER go to South Africa again for any reason until the SOUTH AFRICAN government wakes the fuck up and really performs A miracle because I don’t know how they can even possibly fix this.

“This goes against everything I stand 4, but at what point do we take action? I understand that years of Oppression has confused South Africans to the point where they see the people who came to their defence during their Oppression as their Enemies and then worship their oppressors”.

Meanwhile, South African rapper AKA has come under attacks by Nigerian artistes over his infamous tweets about Nigeria. AKA’s tweets which are almost xenophobic in nature has been a sour point on Twittersphere.

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Addressing AKA Burna Boy said; “And @akaworldwide I knew you were retarded but I didn’t know it had gotten this bad. Next time I see you you better have a big security bro, On Gambos Grave ur gonna need it.

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“And @MI_Abaga it’s Fuck @akaworldwide from now on. And if you down with him, it’s Fuck you too. I respect you too much, please Don’t throw my respect out the window cuz I swear you will fly out with it.

“And to my Brothers and sisters I am not encouraging any Violence or anything but please PLEASE Protect and Defend yourselves at all times, it may not seem like it but there’s always a way. Management will now take back control of Burna Boy’s Social media. God bless AFRICA.”

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Federal Government set to end DSTV monopoly

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The Federal Government has revealed plans to end the monopoly enjoyed by cable television service providers, especially Digital Satellite Television, owned by a South Africa-based company, MultiChoice.

According to The PUNCH, it would include ending exclusive rights to sporting events.

Only DStv currently broadcasts major football competitions in Nigeria, especially the English Premier League.

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The government said it had amended Nigeria’s broadcasting code to prevent DStv and others from monopolising their channels and contents.

Recall that the House of Reps has been probing DStv for allegedly cheating its Nigerian subscribers by restricting them to prepaid plans and increasing its subscription rates on June 1, 2020, despite the economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on the people.

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EFCC arraigns social media influencer for alleged possession of fraudulent documents

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arraigned social media influencer and comedian, Adedamola Adewale Rukayat (a.k.a Adeherself) before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offence Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a one-count charge of possession of fraudulent documents.

The defendant was arrested last month following intelligence received by the Commission on the activities of some young men allegedly involved in internet fraud in the Lekki axis of Lagos State.

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During interrogation, Adewale AKA “Adeherself” reportedly confessed to being a picker” in cybercrimes.

The count read:

“That you, Adewale Adedamola Rukayat, on or about the 15th day of June 2020 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, with intent to defraud, had in your possession documents titled “WhatsApp”, which representations you knew or ought to have known, was false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 6 (8) (b) and 1 (3) (d) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006.

She pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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In view of her plea, prosecution counsel, S.O. Daji asked the court for a trial date and also prayed that she be remanded in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS.

The defence counsel informed the court of a bail application for his client and also prayed for a short date to enable its hearing.

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Justice Solebo adjourned the matter to July 13, 2020, for the hearing of the bail application and also ordered the defendant to be remanded in the EFCC custody

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My story should be an inspiration to people, Hushpuppi says

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Suspected internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, has told Nigerians to see his story as a source of hope and inspiration.

Hushpuppi made the comments in a video which surfaced on social media after he was arrested in Dubai and extradited to the United States.

“Una suppose use my story do documentary to give people hope,” the 37-year-old said in Pidgin English in the five-minute video.

“But una feel say people no deserve hope, na suffer they must dey use to. Una believe say na wetin I deserve na to suffer.”

The social media celebrity said bad government had deprived many, including his mother in the Niger Delta region, of a good life.

“What about people in Badagry, people in Agege, enjoyment reach their side? he asked.

“What about people wey dey Ebonyi state? Not for once, I don watch news, I don hearsay one development don reach Ebonyi. All those places dem no be Nigerians, dem no deserve enjoyment?”

Hushpuppi is believed to have recorded the video following questions about his source of money.

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Before his arrest, he flaunted his wealth on social media, posing in private jets, luxury cars and houses.

“Una come look say meat wey I dey chop for abroad na him dey affect Nigeria, na him make Nigeria no good, I no deserve to chop meat, I no deserve to wear better clothes, I no even deserve to look like human being,” he said.

The Nigerian is facing criminal charges in the US for defrauding and conspiring to steal millions of dollars from victims around the world.

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