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Nigerians React to Arrest of Hushpuppi in Dubai

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Interpol has reportedly arrested popular Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Raymond Igbalodely also known as Hushpuppi.

Hushpuppi was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday at the United Arab Emirates.

He was alleged to have been nabbed after allegedly diverting coronavirus funds up to the tune of $35 million.

The Real estate agent and his alleged fraud syndicate were said to have been on the radar of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI, for a while now.

However, some Nigerians have expressed their different opinions on the reported arrest of Hushpuppi.

Tweets gathered by DAILY POST reads below:

@aproko_doctor: “I’m happy that Hushpuppi has been caught. A lot of young people wanted his levels of questionable wealth, at least, now they know there are consequences.

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“Did you think his money was legit? If you do, I have one cream to sell to you that enlarges your penis with one single rub.”

@Tee_Classiquem1: “Everyone wants to drag Hushpuppi because we already paint a narrative in our minds that he’s a fraudster even before this day, the sugar daddy that sleeps with you, do you know his source of income? The Chief that you befriend on your street, do you know how he’s making his cash?”

@desh0la: “There is no real place like home….if only Hushpuppi was in Nigeria when interpol arrested him, shebi EFCC would have bailed him.”

@AsiwajuLerry: “If you keep fraudsters as friends, you really need to slow down with the way you slander Hushpuppi.

“God of Mompha” “God of Hushpuppi” Hope you guys are seeing God of Interpol and God of EFCC today??

@EWAWUNMIII: “Hushpuppi is a legit criminal flaunting his unknown wealth and peer pressuring young Nigerians to start doing fraud. He got what he deserved tbh!”

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FirstBank Unveils TV Adaptation of Smart Money Woman in Partnership with Arese Ugwu

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First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its partnership with Arese Ugwu for the TV adaptation of her best seller, Smart Money Woman. The weekly show – in its first season – is billed to premiere on Africa Magic Showcase on Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 at 9:30pm.

The Smart Money Woman is a programme that shows the experiences, sacrifices, struggles and vigour of women in society as they carry out their day to day activities in spite of the gender imbalance in the society, especially in Africa.  The series is an adaptation of Smart Money Woman written to tackle debt, providing tips on inculcating the right savings culture of the African middle class (why don’t we say – every individual – as against limiting to African middle class), the fear and misconceptions surrounding money and the lack of it, love, friendships, cultural and societal pressures and the roles they play in success.

The half hour 13-episode series which is directed by Bunmi Ajakaiye and Co-, produced by Kemi Lala Akindoju, Akin Marinho and Arcadia Tv Africa will have viewers exposed to financial literacy nuggets. Its cast include; Osas Ighodaro, Toni Tones, Ini Dima-Okojie, Eby Eno, Eso Okolocha, Timini Egbuson, Karibi Fubara, Tope Tedela, Seun Ajayi and Temisan Emmanuel.

According to Author and Executive Producer, Smart Tribe Media, Arese Ugwu; “The Smart Money Woman is a love letter to every modern and upwardly mobile African women who are exploring life opportunities and experiences to find that right balance in their day to day activities especially in their career, friendship, relationship and of course, family.”

“We thank First Bank of Nigeria Limited for being the first corporate sponsor to believe in my dream and take a chance on a first-time producer. This is a partnership we are pleased to reckon with, whilst we recognise how they have successfully empowered women across the geo-political zones in Nigeria through its various initiatives, especially the FirstGem product. They have provided mentoring, support and capacity building opportunities for all to create a new generation of financially literate women thereby contributing to the continued growth and development of the country.”

Speaking on the TV show, Folake Ani-Mumuney, the Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, First Bank of Nigeria Limited said “FirstBank has been at the forefront of promoting female empowerment and we understand the role financial literacy plays in deepening financial inclusion, whilst promoting female independence. The essence of the TV programme is to raise financial awareness to inspire every individual in the society, especially women, to make informed choices and take effective actions for their financial wellbeing, she concluded.”

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BBNaija: Laycon Expresses Hope of Making it to the Finals

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As the Big Brother Naija lockdown approaches the home stretch, Laycon has expressed confidence he would escape eviction and make it to the finals.

He made this assertion in a conversation with Head of House Nengi on Friday.

Laycon said to Nengi:

“Two people are leaving on Sunday, and I am not one of them.”

Nengi, on the other hand, responded positively saying amen.

“Amen, Laycon I say Amen, you must not leave, Nengi said.

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BBN 2020: Who Leaves on Sunday – Prince, Kiddwaya, Ozo or Dorothy?

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Big Brother Naija 2020 housemates, Prince, Kiddwaya, Ozo and Dorothy, have been put up for eviction by other housemates.

The organizers of the show had announced that they have decided to go back to the previous way of nominating housemates who would be up for eviction.

Following the development, after the Arena Games on Monday, the housemates where called individually into the diary room by Biggie to nominate the housemate they want up for possible eviction.

However, after the nominations, Prince, Kiddwaya, Ozo, and Dorothy got the highest nominations.

Meanwhile, Biggie said that at least one of the nominated housemates will be evicted on Sunday.

This is how the housemates voted:

Dorothy – Kiddwaya, Neo

Nengi – Dorothy, Prince

Laycon – Ozo, Dorothy

Kiddwaya – Vee, Prince

Trikytee – Prince, Kiddwaya

Ozo – Prince, Kiddwaya

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