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Judge Denies R. Kelly’s Bid for Jail Release Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

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R. Kelly’s Bid for Jail Release Due to Coronavirus Pandemic Is Denied

American Singer, R. Kelly has been denied a release from jail after requesting to be freed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Kelly’s attorneys had asked a judge in Chicago to place the singer on home confinement at the Roosevelt Collections Loft apartment complex in Chicago.

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The attorneys had also complained that the prison’s new restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 have made it impossible for them to meet with Kelly and prepare for trial.

According to legal documents obtained by TMZ on Tuesday, a judge in Chicago denied the motion, saying that the 53-year-old R&B singer remains a flight risk.

The judge said: ‘[Kelly] is currently in custody because of the risks that he will flee or attempt to obstruct, threaten or intimidate prospective witnesses. The defendant has not explained how those risks have changed.’

As for Kelly’s fears he’ll contract Coronavirus if he remains behind bars, the Chicago judge explained there are no confirmed cases of the virus at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Chicago where the singer currently is.

The judge also points to measures taken by the Bureau of Prisons in combating the spread of the virus in its facilities, like suspending all social visits and suspending inmate facility transfers.

The singer had also argued that he is part of the at-risk group, but the judge said that Kelly is fifty-three years old, twelve years younger than the cohort of ‘older adults’ defined by the CDC as at high risk.’

While Kelly noted that he’s had surgery while in jail, the judge added, “he does not explain how his surgical history places him at a higher risk of severe illness. Moreover, officials in Chicago have advised the government that doctors have completed all treatment for the defendant’s recent operation.”

The Judge also said that it is unlikely that his trial will proceed as scheduled explaining ‘as conditions return to normal, Kelly and his lawyers will have additional time to prepare for trial.’

R.Kelly is being held at the Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center, where he is awaiting trial on racketeering, sexual misconduct and other charges in three jurisdictions.

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 Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission Disowns Tonto Dikeh As Ambassador

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Following the backlash that greeted the announcement that Tonto Dikeh has been appointed as an ambassador to the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, the NCPC has disowned her as it’s ambassador.

Gistflash Media gathered that the commission disowned her in a press statement describing it as a figment of her imagination.

According to the commission, the ace actress who doubles as the founder of Tonto Dikeh Foundation on 25th February, 2021 paid a visit to the Executive Secretary, Rev Yakubu Pam to express willingness in partnering with the Commission in the area of peace building.

Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission Disowns Tonto Dikeh As Ambassador

But contrary to the reason for her courtesy visit and clear misrepresentation of what transpired, the commission was inundated with the viral ambassadorial claims as posted by the actress on social media.

The commission frowned at but still appreciated her desire to partner with the peace building initiatives and in the area of pilgrimage sponsorship to the Holy Land.

Read the full statement below;

PRESS STATEMENT:

“The Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission NCPC wishes to state in categorical terms that King Tonto Dikeh paid an official courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission Rev Yakubu Pam on 25th February, 2021 at the corporate headquarters of the Commission in Abuja.

As the founder of Tonto Dikeh Foundation, she expressed her willingness and interest in partnering with the Commission in the area of peace building.

She equally cashed in on the visit to commend the NCPC boss for his positive and relentless peace initiatives across the country.

However, we are suddenly inundated with claims from King Tonto Dikeh herself that she has been officially appointed as Ambassador of peace by this great Commission. This claim has gone virile in the media.

The Commission frowns at this claim which is a clear misrepresentation of what transpired.
The fact remains that the Executive Secretary of NCPC never appointed King Tonto Dikeh an Ambassador of Peace for NCPC and this was not part of her visit therefore this claim by her is spurious, unfounded and should be discarded and seen by all Nigerians as a figment of her imagination.

Nevertheless, we appreciate her desire to partner with us in our peace building initiatives and in the area of pilgrimage sponsorship to the Holy Land .

Signed:
Celestine Toruka
Head Media and Public Relations NCPC
26th February, 2021.

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Bluecheek Picture’s Film: The Official Trailer of the Movie “The Passport”

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Official Trailer for Bluecheek Picture?s Film ?The Passport? starring Biola Adebayo, Kolawole Ajeyemi, Dapo Opayinka, Bimpe Oyebade, Toyin Moore

Bluecheek Pictures has released the official trailer to its upcoming movie, THE PASSPORT (Àwòrán Pélébé).

The Passport is the story of four friends, whose life handed a curved ball after successfully graduating from the university.

In the quest of finding a better life for themselves, they met with “fate“ and their story took a dramatic turn but at what cost?

The new flick is a production of Bluecheek Pictures was shot both in Nigeria and United Kingdom. It was produced and directed by Toyin Moore Films Production.

The Cast:

Biola Adebayo, Kolawole Ajeyemi, Dapo Opayinka, Adebimpe Oyebade, Omowunmi Ajiboye, Toyin Moore, Femi Obimodede, Peters Ijagbemi, Ebun Oloyede, Olaiya Igwe,
Taiwo Aminat Adelana, Tiya, Judith Madojemu Bare, Michael Oshin,
Tunde Komolafe, Owolabi Ajasa Olopa, Ijaduade Abolaji, Olayimika Adesipe,
Nike Hamzah, Afolashade Omodesire, Ishau Abidemi, Ifedayo Rufai

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Packaged and coordinated by Olakunle Olabode

Director NG: Tunde Komolafe
Director UK: Toyin Moore

DOP UK: Dwayne Josephs

DOP NG: Kehinde Opeifa

Continuity: Yemi Yusuf

Photographer UK: Chima Okafor

Producer: Toyin Moore

Executive Producer: Dapo Opayinka

Media Partner: Nollytrailers.com @nollytrailers @nollytrailerstv

Story by : Dapo Opayinka

Story Developed by : Toyin Moore

Screenplay by : Tunde Komolafe.

Packaged by : Olakunle Olabode

Production Manager – Femi Obimodede

A BLUECHEEK PICTURES PRODUCTION

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JUNE WISSE MIMICKING PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN’S INUAGURAL SPEECH

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Nigeria, the Giant of Africa have lots of Talented youth and children yet to be discovered.
 A Nigerian Model, June Wisse has mimicked President Joe Biden’s Inaugural Speech with unflinching passion, owning the vision of Joe Biden for United States of America.

For an African child at the age of 7… mimicking an entire inaugural speech with the exact demonstration and expressions of the original speaker (Joe Biden) is quiet a rare talent. Children with Great Talents like June ought to be encouraged, harnessed and supported.

 

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Expressing excitement, the Managing Director of Domak group, Amb. Kingsley Azonobi says ” This is a great talent. We believe “Nigeria got Talent” and we are using this medium to express our excitement for this wonderful mimicry by June Wisse, an African child. Indeed, Domak Group is proud of you.”

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