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Portable receives serious backlash and strong criticism for calling out NDLEA over the use of drugs

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Nigerian upcoming street-hop rapper-singer, Portable, in defense of Marlian signed acts—Zinoleesky and Mohbad—spoke on the popular but condemned use of drugs, especially cannabis (or weed) in a recent video which was recorded due to the unjust arrest of Zino and Mohbad by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) during the early hours of Thursday, 24 February in their lagos-based residence.

It was reported that Zinoleesky and Mohbad’s house were raided by NDLEA officers without search warrant because of an online video posted by Zino in which he was promoting his recent single “Rocking” showed them taking an unidentified substance which NDLEA deemed illegal and as such forced their way into the singers residence and arrested them.

Portable who feels the use of drugs, especially weed in its various strains should not be an issue, more importantly when done in the abode of the users. In the video, Portable calls out NDLEA for arresting his colleagues, saying smoking weed is not a crime and if NDLEA ever decided to come for him, it would result in the use of weapons and lethal physical combat.

Social media users will immediately come for the “Zazoo Zeh” crooner, telling him to take some chill pills as not every sociopolitically trending topic deserves his contribution but now that he (Portable) has decided to blast NDLEA officials for carrying out their operation, he should be wary of happenings around him; others outrightly called him razz, uncouth and other similar words for chasing clout in the most indictable way possible.

Some are of the opinions Portable should rather put the energy in recording these unnecessary videos for social media ‘entertainment’ into his burgeoning career and build a respectable reputation for himself, still others feel the incessant controversial trait displayed by Portable should not go unpunished while a few feel he is not even deserving of the fame and position he is currently privileged to be enjoying.

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Comedian and activist, Mr Macaroni narrates awful ordeal he faced at the police station when he got arrested during the #OccupyLekkitollgate protest

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For many people, Mr Macaroni famous for the lines “Mummy wa” and “Freaky freaky” and “Ooin”, acts as comic relief and a source of happiness on the online world as he is famous for creating different comedic skits on a weekly basis but following the massive #EndSARS protest which unfortunately led to the infamous massacres of hundreds of protesters at the Lekki tollgate. Mr Macaroni, (born Debo Adebayo) has acted as the voice for the youths, speaking on their behalf with regards to how they are being treated by the armed governmental forces, NPF and by extension the SARS.

On the 13th of February this year, protesters rose up once again to demand answers to the inquiry about the massacres which had been downplayed by the Lagos state government or evaded by several means possible and decided to march to the exact location of the #EndSARS massacre and demand the Lekki tollgate remains closed till further notice and rightfully so until they see justice being served. Mr Macaroni, was one of the various celebrities and online personalities who availed themselves for this event and at such the protest went on. This year’s protest was tagged – #OccupyLekkitollgate.

During the early hours of the protest on Saturday, February 13th, Mr Macaroni was present on ground, video taping the event via IG Live but that did not last long as he was abruptly stopped by armed men of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) and arrested alongside other protesters who where forced into the many Black Maria on site.

Mr Macaroni and the other protesters would eventually be released with him narrating the unpleasant experience he faced while being detained. Some few months later, he adds to the story. Taking to his official Twitter account, Mr Macaroni revealed how heartless he was treated despite the status he has managed to attain in the society, even saying one of the police men told him he would be long dead if not for the fact they know his social status and they know the public would inquire of him from them.

Mr Macaroni who was detained at Adeniji Central Police Station located at Okepopo Road, Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria, narrates his awful ordeal dealing with the police: “When I was at Adeniji police station, the police officers took turns to beat me up. They were even calling themselves to come and beat ‘Mr Macaroni’”. Commenting further, “They said in my life when next I hear police, I will run! One said if not that people would ask about me, he would have killed me.”

Mr Macaroni’s tweet generated a lot of sympathy from fans and Nigerians, fueling their agitation for the men of the NPF.

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Man sentenced to 12 strokes of cane for stealing

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A dealer recognized as Abdullahi Sani was condemned to 12 strokes of cane on Friday, for taking a cellphone worth N35,000.

The police charged Sani, who lives in Mabloba, Gwarinpa Estate, Abuja with robbery. He argued not guilty.

The Judge, Gambo Garba, said that the light discipline was on the grounds that Sani saved the court from prolonged trial.Garba trusted that the discipline would fill in as a warning yo other people.

Prior, the indictment counsel, Chinedu Ogada, told the court that Sani submitted the offense on February 8 at 1 early afternoon.

He said that Sani went to Road 321 shop 9, corner shop third Gwarinpa, Abuja and took a Tecno telephone esteemed N35,000 belonging Una Joseph.

He said that the police collected the telephone from Sani during an examination and the confession booth explanation. The examiner said that the offense repudiated the arrangements of Section 288 of the Penal Code.

Ogada asked the court to attempt the litigant immediately under Section 347 of the Administration of Criminal Justices Act, 2015, following his confirmation of blame.

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Tweep accuses Burna Boy’s convoy of hitting his car while Burna Boy drove away and told him to “f–k off”

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Burna Boy and controversy always seem to have this love-hate relationship with one another. This time around, Burna Boy is not getting in trobule with the law, a colleague or a close associate, neither is he being accused of being unfaithful but this might just be the lowest of lows if proven to be true.

Burna Boy for GQ.|PC: gq.com.

Burna Boy, this time around, is being accused by a fellow civilian, who until now might have remained anonymous to the world but present matters will have his case being heard and judged by thousands, if not millions of people. Burna Boy’s accuser is simply known by his Twitter username – @Iamsilvar (who for the sake of this write up will be simply called — Silvar) or his display name – Duke of Lagos, for disobeying traffic laws and not only that, hitting Silvar’s car without acknowledging his wrongs but instead choosing to stay ignorant and blatantly cursing the civilian.

A picture of @Iamsilvar; his display picture from his Twitter account.

Silvar in the thread of tweets he put out, late Saturday night, wrote about his encounter with Burna Boy and his convoy at Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria around 8:15 PM yesterday night (Saturday). He accused one of Burna Boy’s convoy of hitting his car amidst the traffic line; according to Silvar’s report, he was patiently waiting for the traffic light to turn green before he moved his car — a Kia Rio 2008 Model — until one of Burna Boy’s convoy bashed his car and sped off.

He also mentioned, while he was waiting for the traffic light to turn green, Burna Boy and his convoy or as Silvar puts it in of of his write-up – “Burna boys” – kept blaring their horn, honking at the highest volume (we assume), urging him (Silvar) to move away but there was not a chance he could do so as he was stuck up in traffic, waiting for the greenlight to move his car just like the others, but Burna Boy and his convoy were impatient and as such bashed his car by the driver’s door and sped off, acting like they did not know the wrong they had done.

Silvar managed to record some video footage which he shared accordingly of him chasing Burna Boy and his convoy. (Although it was already dark at night, so we cannot affirm the recording as we could not facially recognise Burna Boy in the recording.)

While trying to get Burna Boy to acknowledge the wrongful actions of his men, Silvar said Burna Boy told him to “f–k off”. He also shared a video where he was being threatened by one of the supposed Burna Boy’s convoy, a man in a car in the front of Silvar’s, told his colleagues in the other vehicle behind his and beside Silvar’s Kia Rio to “Enter him” i.e. to enter Silvar but Silvar drew the line in the chase and had to slow down a bit for his own safety.

Silvar also shared how Burna Boy irrationally acted during the incident, instead of apologising, he threw money at boys who were chasing his vehicle, probably in a bid to form a disguise and totally avoid Silvar, which he did, him and his convoy, by quickly escaping into a very private and secure estate – Vintage Park Estate – in the Lekki Phase 1 axis which Silvar admitted he had no permit to enter.

Silvar who said he is just an automobile mechanic, posted the video and the whole event report in a bid for Burna Boy to admit his wrongs, apologize and probably help in the repair of his bashed car (although he didn’t mention the latter).

Silvar’s bashed Kia Rio 2008 Model|PC: @Iamsilvar (Twitter).

You can read and watch Silvar, @Iamsilvar firsthand report of the incident via his Twitter account below:

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