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Social Media Influencer faces up to 20-Years in Prison after trying to steal domain name at Gunpoint









26-year-old Rossi Lorathio Adams II, the founder of media company, State Snaps. is facing up to two decades in prison for hiring an intruder to break into a house to force the transfer of an internet domain at gunpoint.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Iowa, Adams, who once had “over a million followers on his social media sites, which mostly contained images and videos of young adults engaged in crude behavior, drunkenness and nudity,” had used the slogan “Do it for state” when posting videos and images. Adams tried to purchase the domain name doitforstate.com from a Cedar Rapids resident who wasn’t interested in parting with the site name.

“Between 2015 and 2017, Adams repeatedly tried to obtain ‘doitforstate.com,’ but the owner of the domain would not sell it,” court documents stated. “Adams also threatened one of the domain owner’s friends with gun emojis after the friend used the domain to promote concerts.”

In June of 2017, Adams enlisted the help of his cousin, Sherman Hopkins Jr. to force the transfer. Hopkins drove to the house, grabbed the victim by the arm, and showed him a demand letter containing instructions on transferring the domain, placing a gun against the victim’s head.

“Fearing for his life, the victim quickly turned to move the gun away from his head. The victim then managed to gain control of the gun,” court records show. The victim then shot Hopkins multiple times before calling authorities.

Hopkins was sentenced to 20 years in prison last year.

Adams who has since been arrested is facing a maximum sentence of 20 years, $250,000 fine and three years of probation.
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Photos: Toke Makinwa, Mercy Aigbe, Shaffy Bello, Linda Osifo, others attend Ini Edo's birthday dinner











Today, Tuesday April 23rd, is actress Ini Edo's birthday. However, her friends in the entertainment industry, gathered at the Red Restaurant in Lagos last night to celebrate her birthday.

Toke Makinwa, Mercy Aigbe, Linda Osifo, Shaffy Bello, Chika Ike, Debola Williams and many others were at the birthday dinner. See more photos below





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Photos from Abbah Folawiyo's granddaughter's wedding









Over the weekend, fashion icon, Abbah Folawiyo's granddaughter, Oluwaseun Awolowo, got married to her man Akintoye Bode-Kayode, traditionally in Lagos.

The bride, Oluwaseun is the first daughter of Prince Segun Awolowo, the Executive Director/CEO, Nigerian Exports Promotion Council and first grandson of the great Sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Seun holds a degree in Politics and International Studies from Warwick University. She is a motivational speaker and runs an NGO.

The groom, Akintoye is the son of late Olabode Kayode. His mother, Osayomwanbo ‘Bobo’ Bode-Kayode, Nee Giwa-Osagie, died last December. Toye is an account manager with SmartTransit USA. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Reading.

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Men who always post pictures of their wives and kids are usually the ones who cheat the most - Ifu Ennada









Big Brother Naija star, Ifu Ennada, took to her Instagram story to make a claim that 'men who always post pictures of their wives and kids are usually the ones who cheat the most. '

She also added that 'the things my eye have seen. God pls continue to guide me, keep temptation away from me. I only want what you want for me.'



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UBA Rewards 20 more Customers with N30m in Wise Savers Promo












L-R: Head, Brand Management, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc. Lashe Osoba; Officer,, Lagos Lottery Board, Nike Oyebamiji; Head Lagos Office, Consumer Protection Council, (CPC) Susie Onwuka; Executive Director, UBA Plc, Liadi Ayoku; Head, FMCG, UBA Plc. Isiuwe Chike; and Mass Retail/Agent Banking Manager, UBA Plc, Bolajoko Agunlejika at the 2nd Quarterly Draw of UBA Wise Savers Promo where 20 Savings Account Holders won N1.5m each, in Lagos on Thursday

United Bank for Africa (UBA) has rewarded another 20 customers who emerged winners in the second quarterly draw of the UBA Wise Savers Promo with N1.5 million each, bringing the total amount won by 40 customers so far to N60 million.

The electronic raffle draw which was held at UBA House on Thursday 18th of April, was witnessed by the Consumer Protection Council, National Lottery Regulatory Commission and Lagos State Lottery, Board.

Lucky winners who emerged in the second edition, cut across all regions of the country. They include Alli Abiodun Ganiu, Tari E Francis; Onah Joseph, Okwandu Faith Ezinne, Igwedinma Chiedozie Onyekachi, Mgbakor Edmund Eke, Nwokoye Adeseye Ifeanyichukwu and Achi Sheyin Micheal.

Others are Onyekwuluje Christiana Osho; Ibilola U Okeke; Amos Luka, Mukhtar Halima, Musa Abubakar, Olanrewaju Kolade David; Okongwu Hillary Chidinma; Loretta O Okodua; Adeyemo Biodun Adeola; Oyewusi Oyeyinka Abidemi; Adeola O Adewumi and Anyanwu Vivian.

The promo, which commenced in September last year is expected to run till September 30, 2019, and will see another 40 customers from across Nigeria become millionaires, winning N60 million in the remaining quarters of the year. At the end of the promo, a total of N120 million will have been won by 80 customers.

Speaking during the event, UBA’s Executive Director, Ayo Liadi, expressed satisfaction at the level of response received from customers across the country, adding that the campaign was targeted at rewarding loyal customers and also inculcating in them the habit of saving regularly.

He noted that there was a remarkable increase in the number of participants in this edition compared to the previous one, adding that the bank’s objective of helping customers’ save for the rainy day is being achieved.

He said: “It is very easy to spend money but to save is a habit all must imbibe. Our key objective is to encourage our customers to save regularly. We are here to support our customers and to encourage them to save as well.”

Ayo Liadi urged other customers to take advantage of the subsequent opportunities the remaining two quarterly draws offer.

According to Liadi: “There is no better time to give back and delight customers than this challenging economic period where people need all the support they can get to make life more meaningful. With this in mind we decided to prioritise our customers as we always do at UBA by giving them plenty to cheer about and that is the reason why another 20 more customers have been made millionaires today”.

"During the recent cheque presentation to the first quarter lucky winners, I watched with bated breath how happy and elated each of the winners became. You could easily see the joy and happiness in their eyes indicating that the N1.5m would make a huge impact in their lives. That in itself will spur us to do more in fulfilling their dreams" he said.

Head Retail Liabilities, Tomiwa Sotiloye, while explaining that the promo was consistent with the bank’s novel initiatives in prioritizing customers, said that it was necessitated by the invaluable belief the Bank has in its customers. “We will continue to listen and give them nothing short of the best that they deserve. UBA will not relent, because we are impressed with the impact this has made so far and will continue to touch the lives of our loyal customers positively”. Sotiloye noted.

The criteria for qualifying for the draw is to save at least N30,000 in your UBA savings account or in instalments of N10,000 each for a period of three months. Those yet to be UBA customers can open a savings account on any of our numerous bank channels including Magic Banking (*919*20#) and LEO, or in any of the UBA branches across the country, and start saving.

United Bank for Africa Plc is a leading pan-African financial services group, operating in 20 African countries, as well as the United Kingdom, the United States of America and with presence in France.





L-R: Head, Brand Management, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc. Lashe Osoba; Representative of the Head, Lagos Lottery Board, Nike Oyebamiji; Head Lagos Office, Consumer Protection Council, (CPC) Susie Onwuka; Executive Director, UBA Plc, Liadi Ayoku; and Head, FMCG 1, UBA Plc. Isiuwe Chike, at the 2nd Quarterly Draw of UBA Wise Savers Promo where 20 Savings Account Holders won N1.5m each, in Lagos on Thursday





L-R: Head, Brand Management, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc. Lashe Osoba; Representative of the Head, Lagos Lottery Board, Nike Oyebamiji; Head Lagos Office, Consumer Protection Council, (CPC) Susie Onwuka; Executive Director, UBA Plc, Liadi Ayoku; Head, FMCG 1, UBA Plc. Isiuwe Chike; and Mass Retail/Agent banking Manager, UBA Plc, Bolajoko Agunlejika at the 2nd Quarterly Draw of UBA Wise Savers Promo where 20 Savings Account Holders won N1.5m each, in Lagos on
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Former White House photographer gives the backstory to Barack Obama's controversial tan suit












In 2014, Barack Obama wore a tan suit and the media had a meltdown.

The ex president stepped out in a tan suit to the Oval Office, the media made a big deal out of it.







It was so bad that the tan suit scandal was discussed on TV and across various social media platforms. Some even called for him to be impeached.




Three years ago Republicans lost their minds over the President of the United States wearing a tan suit pic.twitter.com/hD3DnDBxiW— NowThis (@nowthisnews) 29 August 2017



Former White House photographer, Pete Souza has now given the backstory to the tan suit and how the president told his staff "Don't tell me what to wear" when they tried to discourage him from wearing the suit.

Pete wrote:




At 7:30AM, apparently while he was on the treadmill in the private residence, President Obama sent a message to Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest via his secure Blackberry warning him that he planned to wear a tan suit to the Oval Office that day.[1]?
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Earnest replied five minutes later at 7:35AM: “Talked to {White House Press Secretary Jay} Carney and we both agree this will be a big mistake. You are scheduled to make an appearance in the briefing room. Please ask XXXXXXXX to prepare a gray suit instead.”[2]?
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Obama replied instantly, also at 7:35AM: “Don’t tell me what to wear.”[3]?
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Despite the warning from Earnest and Carney, Obama did in fact wear the tan suit during his appearance in the White House briefing room, which created the biggest controversy of his administration.?
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At approximately 4PM, Carney called an internal staff meeting with senior officials including Valerie Jarrett and Denis McDonough to discuss with the President how to handle the controversy.[4] McDonough’s notes from that day include the words, “We’re screwed; this is the end of his presidency.”[5]?



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I’m Nigerian by birth - Atiku replies APC









Former Vice President and PDP Presidential candidate in the February 23rd presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, has denied claims made by the APC that he is not a citizen of Nigeria.

In a petition filed at the presidetial election tribunal, the APC had alleged that Atiku is not a Nigerian by birth. In their petition, the APC stated that Atiku was born in Cameroon and so is a Cameroonian by birth and as such, is not eligible to run for president.

Responding to APC's claim, Atiku in statement himself and his party jointly filed before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, denied the claim. The former Vice President said he was born on November 25, 1946, in Jada, Adamawa State, therefore he was a Nigerian.

He said while his father, Garba Atiku Abdulkadir, hailed from Wumo in the present-day Sokoto State, his mother, Aisha Kande, hailed from Dutse, now Jigawa State. The response in part reads


“Contrary to the allegations contained in paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the 3rd respondent’s (APC’s) reply, the petitioners state that the 1st petitioner (Atiku) is a citizen of Nigeria by birth and thus qualified to vote and be voted for and returned in the election to the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, held on Saturday February 23, 2019 going by the relevant provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

“The 1st petitioner was born on November 25, 1946, in Jada, Adamawa State, by Nigerian parents and he is, therefore, a citizen of Nigeria by birth. The 1st petitioner’s father, Garba Atiku Abdulkadir, was a Nigerian by birth who hailed from Wumo in the present-day Sokoto State, while the mother, Aisha Kande, was also a Nigerian who hailed from Dutse in the present-day Jigawa State.

“The parents of the 1st Petitioner are both Fulani, a community/tribe indigenous to Nigeria.

“The birth of the 1st petitioner in Jada, in the present-day Adamawa State of Nigeria, was occasioned by the movement of his paternal grandfather called Atiku, who was an itinerant trader, from Wumo in the present-day Sokoto State to Jada in company with his friend, Ardo Usman. That in Jada, Atiku, the grandfather of the 1st petitioner, gave birth to Garba who in tum gave birth to the 1st petitioner and named him after his father, Atiku.

“The 1st petitioner’s mother, Aisha Kande, was the grand-daughter of Inuwa Dutse who came to Jada as an itinerant trader too from Dutse in the present-day Jigawa State. All averments concerning Germany, British Cameroons, League of Nations and Plebiscite are false and misleading in relation to the 1st petitioner and therefore completely irrelevant more so that the 1st petitioner is a Nigerian by birth within the contemplation of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

“The averments in the aforesaid paragraphs are indeed fabricated, contrived, made in bad faith and designed to embarrass the 1st petitioner'' he said

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