Mauricio Pochettino’s men could have been 2-0 down after 15 minutes, struggled to capitalise when it was 11v10 and 11v9, and could have been pegged back when they led 2-1. The unconvincing 4-1 victory for Chelsea raises doubts about this team’s direction of travel.

It was still 1-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after less than 10 minutes played, and many Chelsea players looked around, seemingly unsure what to do or how to cope with a relentless Tottenham Hotspur that had overwhelmed them in the game’s opening exchanges.

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Chelsea thrashed Tottenham at the Tottenham Stadium in the London derby and ended Spurs unbeaten run.

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Pochettino’s dreadful start to Spurs homecoming

Much of the pre-match talk focused on Mauricio Pochettino’s return to his old stomping ground. A return to the side he almost led to a Premier League title in 2016 and guided to a Champions League final three years later. 

However, the fans possibly regarded the Argentine as an irrelevance after Ange Postecoglou’s team went 1-0 up through Dejan Kulusevski and nearly made it 2-0 after a flowing move that was converted by Heung-min Son.

The South Korean was flagged offside, and Pochettino heaved a sigh of relief. The Blues could have been out of the game before it began, but they were spared by the assistant referee’s flag and the subsequent VAR check.

Tottenham vs Chelsea

Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea were outplayed in the game’s opening minutes at Tottenham (IMAGO/PA Images)

The West Londoners could have been blown away in the opening 20 minutes but soon found themselves level, benefitting from an overly forceful challenge from Cristian Romero. Penalty. Red card. Advantage Chelsea…or so we thought.

Being shorthanded is intermittently a bother for the team with the advantage, evidenced by Spurs’ struggle to break down Liverpool — who had not one but two players dismissed — at the backend of September.

Chelsea were about to experience the same, even if it was down to their failure to take advantage of the home side’s high defensive line rather than struggling to break down a low block, a bugbear all season and the Lilywhites’ challenge against nine-man Liverpool.

Chelsea’s struggles against shorthanded Spurs

It was remarkable that Pochettino’s men got distracted by the chaotic second half of the opening 45 minutes. Statistics provided by Sky Sports showed the Blues had settled and were starting to make inroads into the Tottenham attacking third after the home side’s early goal, outdoing their hosts for shots — 7-0 — and matching them for touches in the penalty area (six).

Tottenham vs Chelsea

Chelsea outshot Tottenham after the home side opened the scoring (Credit: Sky Sports)

After Romero’s dismissal, the Blues’ awful timing of their runs in behind and suboptimal passing meant they could not capitalise on Spurs’ brave approach. 

For a team that were without their first-choice centre-backs — Micky van de Ven (injury) and Romero (red card) and lost their creative hub in James Maddison, they kept Chelsea at bay while posing sporadic challenges on the counter-attack. After Destiny Udogie received a second yellow card, 10 men became nine, but Chelsea’s crude approach and rushed moves for a chunk of the second bordered on comical.

Tottenham vs Chelsea

Tottenham lost Micky van de Ven to a hamstring injury in the first half against Che;sea (Credit: IMAGE/PRIME Media Images)

When they timed it right, Marc Cucurella strangely ignored Raheem Sterling for an easy tap-in, choosing to shoot at goal on his weaker right foot, while Nicolas Jackson’s meek header from point-blank range was thwarted off the goal-mouth by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Even though Jackson’s 75th-minute goal gave Chelsea the breakthrough, Pochettino’s men struggled to control the game against a side that had nine men. Instead, a rollercoaster affair ensued, and Spurs had chances to peg the West London side back.

Eric Dier levelled four minutes after Jackson’s 75th-minute goal, but he was offside. Rodrigo Bentancur could have made it 2-2 from a set-piece in minute 86, and Son nearly capitalised on another naïve ball loss in the middle of the pitch in the 94th minute, but the Spurs captain was foiled by Robert Sanchez. 

Chelsea immediately went to the other end to make it 3-1, and a fourth was scored shortly after.

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Chelsea’s statement win at Spurs was long overdue

The 4-1 win represents the Blues’ first success of the season against a big-six club at the third time of asking after failure to edge Liverpool and inability to hold onto a 2-0 lead against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea’s recent record against the other members of the ‘Big Six’ leaves much to be desired. Do they stand a chance against Mikel Arteta’s Premier League-contending Arsenal at Stamford Bridge?

However, the manner of performance in North London highlighted the weaknesses and broader tactical incoherence of Pochettino’s men. They showed their potential after recovering from an early setback on the opening day draw with Jurgen Klopp’s men and were the better side for over an hour before the late collapse at home to Arsenal.

The nature of both showings offered confidence and a glimpse into the West Londoners’ ability to compete with the so-called top teams, while the immediate reaction to Monday’s showing was disheartening because it felt like a backward step despite outnumbering their opponents by one for the final 12 minutes of the first half and two for the game’s concluding half-hour — excluding additional time.

Admittedly, glass-half-full supporters will focus on finally defeating another member of the top six after losing six of 10 fixtures against that cadre of teams in 2022-23. 

Tottenham vs Chelsea

Chelsea had not defeated a top-six side in over a year until Nicolas Jackson’s treble aided a 4-1 win at Spurs (Credit: IMAGO/PPAUK)

The last time they picked up maximum points was a 2-0 triumph against Monday’s opponents at Stamford Bridge in January 2022, while their last away win against one of their rivals came against Arsenal in August 2021 — over two years back.

In that sense, a result of this magnitude was long overdue, and they head into Sunday’s game with Manchester City still unbeaten against their rivals.

But were there any visible building blocks in the Chelsea performance to point to this group’s upward trajectory? Monday’s evidence suggests otherwise.

I did not mean to project ab0rtion on every female gender - BBNaija?s Phyna retracts her statement

Big Brother Naija star, Phyna has released a statement retracting her initial stand about abortions.


Recall that the reality TV star on Thursday, November 2 caused a stir online when she opined that women who have taken contraceptives and after-sex pills have done abortions. She received a lot of backlash for her comment and even had a faceoff with her colleague Princess.


She has, however, released a statement retracting her initial position, stating that she did not mean to project abortion on every woman. 


Read her statement below…


I did not mean to project ab0rtion on every female gender - BBNaija?s Phyna retracts her statement

In what was supposed to be a year of rebuilding for the Brooklyn Nets, a dominant first victory of the NBA season may have changed their early trajectory.

Cam Thomas scored 33 points as the Nets built a 21 point first quarter lead and held on to defeat the Charlotte Hornets 133-121.

Australian Ben Simmons impressed early for the Nets, notching four points, four rebounds and three assists in his opening seven minutes.

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Simmons ended with 11 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and one block in his side’s victory.

Mikal Bridges had 24 points and Lonnie Walker IV and Dorian Finney-Smith each added 19 for the now 1-2 Nets, who shot 56.3 per cent from the field.

Terry Rozier had 23 points and rookie Brandon Miller added a career high 22 points and nine rebounds for the Hornets.

Miller, the No.2 pick in the draft, is averaging 17.3 points in his first three games with the Hornets.

The Nets played without Cam Johnson (calf) and Nic Claxton (ankle), forcing them to go to a small lineup, but that didn’t stop them from dominating the Hornets early.

The Hornets’ one on one defence was routinely exposed, as they were unable to defend drives by Thomas, Bridges, Finney-Smith and Walker.

LaMelo Ball struggled to cover his man and spent most of the game and fouled out in the fourth quarter.

“I think it was just our spacing,” Thomas said.

“We played a lot of small ball and a lot of five out. That opened up a lot of driving lanes for us. The bigs were pulled out and it gave the guards a lot of driving lanes.”

Thomas has now scored at least 30 points in each of his first three games for the Nets.

He said he’s getting comfortable now in his third NBA season, and coach Jacque Vaughn is liking what he’s seeing from the forward.

“We know he has ability to score the basketball, but it has not been forced,” Vaughn said post match.

“It’s been within the flow of the offence. And then at certain times when we need a bucket and he is capable of doing that also. So he is learning how to survey the game and when we need him to score and when he needs to facilitate.”

The Hornets surrendered 28 fast break points, which Hornets coach Steve Clifford attributed to poor shot selection.

“We took some quick threes without putting any pressure on the defence, and they got it and were gone,” Clifford said.

“It was definitely the defence, but a lot of that I think was our shot selection early on.”

Brooklyn came out of the gates fast, hitting its first eight shots.

The Nets led 42-23 after the first quarter after shooting 62.1 per cent from the floor and dominating the glass against the taller Hornets.

Miller is the only reason the Hornets remained in the game in the first half.

The rookie had 16 points before the break and pinned a shot against the backboard on defence, bringing the home crowd to its feet.

Ball struggled the entire game.

The only former All-Star on the Hornets roster, Ball finished with eight points on 3-of-12 shooting, missing all six shots from beyond the arc as the Hornets lost their second straight game.

Clifford attributed Ball’s slow start to the season to missing most of the summer while recovering from a broken ankle.

He said he is still behind other players, but is confident he will catch up.

The Nets lost guard Spencer Dinwiddle to a sprained ankle in the first half.

He played only 13 minutes and scored five points before exiting the game for good.

Before the game Vaughn said that Johnson will miss at least 10 days with strained left calf he injured in game two.

“I had hope but reality set in a little bit,” Vaughn said.

“We ended up getting an MRI, so we are just waiting on those results after the contusion just to be safe.

“We will reevaluate him in 10 days and see what he looks like from there.”

FG releases statement on Nigerian allegedly murdered by group of Chinese people in Philippines

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released a statement after suspected six Chinese persons were allegedly involved in the killing of a Nigerian medical student, Chibuikem Emmanuel, in the Philippines.

According to reports, Chibuikem was allegedly murdered by a group of Chinese Nationals who tortured him, tied his hands and mouth and subsequently beat him to death after an altercation with his boss.


The incident happened at Orlacson Street, 6014, Mandaue City. The Philippines and the Chinese Nationals were reportedly angry that the deceased lodged his girlfriend, a Philippine citizen in his official accommodation.


The Philippine National Police has filed murder cases against the suspected six Chinese persons who are reportedly on the run.

On Thursday night October 26, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement warning all Nigerians in the country to be vigilant while the Philippine government continues with investigations.

The statement reads;


The Federal Government of Nigeria has received with sadness and grave concern, reports of the tragic death of a Nigerian national in the Philippines on 21st October, 2023.

The victim, identified as Mr. Chibuike Emmanuel Chukwuneke allegedly died of complications arising from the torture inflicted on him by thugs contracted by his Chinese employer, after an altercation.

According to the official Police report obtained by the Nigerian Embassy in the Philippines, an argument ensued when the late Mr. Chukwuneke demanded that his salary be paid on a pro-rata basis, following the termination of his employment by his employer, who accused him of contravening the terms of his contract by lodging his girlfriend in his official accommodation.
While there is no justification for the deadly attack on the deceased, the Federal Government calls on Nigerians living in the country to remain calm and law-abiding, while the Philippine authorities continue with investigations.

In line with the diaspora component of the 4-Ds Foreign Policy strategy, the Federal Government of Nigeria is committed to ensuring the protection of the fundamental human rights of all Nigerians wherever they live.

FG releases statement on Nigerian allegedly murdered by group of Chinese people in Philippines

  • Opinion by Kevin P. Clements (tokyo, japan)
  • Inter Press Service

The ferocity of the Hamas violence against innocent Israelis was appalling and many war crimes were committed in the first 24 hours of the invasion. After the initial shock, Israeli military vengeance has been swift in coming.

Since the events of the weekend, a gigantic humanitarian catastrophe and many other war crimes are unfolding in Gaza itself. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised “Vengeance”. He stated that there would be no “restraint on the military” and that the newly formed coalition government would crush Hamas, whose fighters he called “wild animals” and “barbarians.”

“We are fighting a cruel enemy, an enemy that is worse than ISIS,” he said, adding “and we will crush and eliminate it, like the world crushed and eliminated ISIS.” While the swift military response is understandable, an unencumbered Israeli military operation to extract vengeance for the 1,200 Israeli’s killed is likely to generate many more casualties and new martyrs especially since Israel has “laid siege” to Gaza, cutting off water, power, electricity and food supplies. Medical and health facilities are overstretched and supplies running out.

There are two wars currently in play. The first has to do with the battle on the ground. Initially Hamas’s unrestrained militia had the upper hand but now the formidable Israeli military machine is moving into action with terrifying consequences for the 2.3 million inhabitants of Gaza, not all of whom are Hamas supporters. One million are under the age of 19. The Israeli air force has been dropping hundreds of bombs on Gaza including strikes throughout the day and night. Over 263,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in the Gaza Strip, as heavy bombardments from the air, land and sea continue to hit the Palestinian enclave. There is nowhere for these displaced persons to go. Over 2,000 Palestinians have been killed since the blockade and bombing of Gaza began.

There are no exits to Egypt and certainly none to Israel. The presence of thousands of Israeli self-defence forces in tanks and on foot all around Gaza suggest that an invasion of the strip is highly likely with 2.3 million Palestinians unable to escape Israeli “vengeance” .

The second battle is for control of the narrative. Israel immediately moved into a victim narrative, comparing the Hamas assault to 9/11, Pearl Harbour and the Holocaust. President Biden called the Hamas attacks “pure evil”. All of these comparisons are intended to evoke memories of swift and “legitimate” military action and “vengeance”. Hamas, on the other hand claims that its actions are justified by years of blockade, oppression and humiliation. Gaza, for example, is often referred to as the largest open-air prison in the world. The world’s media (led by the United States) promotes the first narrative while pro-Palestinian states and free Arab media the second. Neither narrative, however, can be used to demonise, and justify unrestrained bloodshed against, the other.

Despite years of occupation and humiliation by Israel, Hamas gains nothing by killing and kidnapping Israeli civilians and randomly terrorizing the Israeli population.

On the other side, nothing is gained by Israel declaring “vengeance” against Hamas, bombing civilians and now blockading Gaza.

All victims will and must be grieved and mourned by friends and families. There are no winners in this war. It’s a disaster for everyone.

As the SG of the United Nations put it. This most recent violence “does not come in a vacuum” but “grows out of a long-standing conflict, with a 56-year long occupation and no political end in sight.”

Antonio Gutteres appealed for an end to “the vicious cycle of bloodshed, hatred and polarization”:

Israel must see its legitimate needs for security materialized – and Palestinians must see a clear perspective for the establishment of their own state realized. Only a negotiated peace that fulfils the legitimate national aspirations of Palestinians and Israelis, together with their security alike – the long-held vision of a two-State solution, in line with United Nations resolutions, international law and previous agreements – can bring long-term stability to the people of this land and the wider Middle East region.

In the meantime, we are witnessing a humanitarian catastrophe unfold before our eyes. We cannot remain mute in the face of violence on both sides. There can be no military solution to the Palestinian conflict. It’s critical that there be swift negotiations to generate some humanitarian corridors to let those that wish to leave Gaza do so and to enable the UN and other humanitarian organisations bring in water, power, food and medical supplies to serve the needs of a besieged population. It’s also important (even as the Israeli army prepares for an invasion) that both sides are reminded of and are willing to fight according to long established rules of war. Proposing that Israel will fight “without restraint” is a recipe for multiple human rights violations in response to those already perpetrated by Hamas.

Let’s hope and work for a return of hostages, and reinforce all Turkish and UN moves for a ceasefire and negotiations to end the war. Without imagination and courage there will be no end to Palestinian hopelessness, humiliation, death and destruction. Without imagination and creativity on the Israeli side there will be no real security, and cycles of vengeance and violence will be deepened and normalised. The challenge is to draw on all the rich Jewish traditions of forgiveness and reconciliation to ensure that the responses to Hamas’s appalling slaughter are proportionate and restrained. There is no room for Gaza to become another Warsaw Ghetto with Israel responsible for vengeful death and destruction.

Kevin P. Clements is the Director of the Toda Peace Institute.

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Napoli have released a statement to clarify Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen’s future at the club.

The Super Eagles striker was one of the best players in the world last season, having helped Napoli win their first Scudetto in 33 years.

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Osimhen has been the subject of transfer speculation in recent weeks after the incident between the striker and the club.

Napoli have now come out to clear the air on Osimhen’s future at the club and debunk rumours linking him away.

Victor Osimhen, Napoli and Super Eagles star || Credit: IMAGO

Victor Osimhen, Napoli and Super Eagles star || Credit: IMAGO

Napoli statement

Napoli have released a statement to explain De Laurentiis’ issued statement about Victor Osimhen’s future at the club. 

Napoli’s statement as reported by Fabrizio Romano on X, “President de Laurentiis never shared any negative comment about Victor. 

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‘I sold Koulibably, I can sell Osimhen’ — Napoli boss frustrated with Nigerian striker’s contract talks

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is now open to selling Nigerian sensation Victor Osimhen after the Nigerian striker’s refusal to sign a new contract with the club

“He just said that after verbally agreeing on plan to sign new deal, Osimhen changed his mind.

“We hope it’s just stand-by moment to think about it. In the next weeks we will discuss with his agent Calenda about the future.

“Reports of tense situation between Napoli and Osimhen are 100% wide of mark.”

Napoli president De Laurentiis revealed that he is open to selling Nigerian star Victor Osimhen after the Nigerian striker’s refusal to sign a new contract with the club.

Napoli president De Laurentiis || Credit: Sky Sports

Napoli president De Laurentiis || Credit: Sky Sports

However, the Italian club have said that De Laurentiis’ statement is not a negative comment about the star.

Meanwhile, Osimhen is currently injured and will be out for at least six weeks after picking up an injury during the international break.

This past Saturday, President Joe Biden found time in his busy schedule to release a statement marking what would have been George Floyd’s 50th birthday. The statement was filled with overtures to Mr. Floyd’s apparent legacy.

President Biden capitalized on the moment to list out the actions his administration put into place after the death of Mr. Floyd, actions sold to make justice more ‘equitable’ for minorities in America and place better accountability on law enforcement. As usual, the statement left out inconvenient truths about the current state of law and order in our country, let alone about the alleged legacy of Mr. Floyd.

Shoulda coulda woulda

October 14th would have been George Floyd’s 50th birthday, and while he isn’t with his family to celebrate what should’ve been a happy time, his name and death were used by President Joe Biden to pander to the most extreme left-wing of this country.

In his statement commemorating Mr. Floyd, President Biden opens with:

“George Floyd should be alive. He should be celebrating his 50th birthday with his young daughter Gianna, family, and friends. He deserved so much more.”

I agree with the President. Mr. Floyd should be alive today, and like many black men in this country, he did deserve so much more. 

Mr. Floyd deserved an education rooted in values and skills translatable to the workforce. He deserved an environment that didn’t glamorize drug use and crime. 

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However, the truth is, there isn’t a guarantee Mr. Floyd would be alive for his 50th birthday had he not been killed three years ago. Between 1997 and 2007, Mr. Floyd was arrested nine times on various charges ranging from drugs to theft.

Case in point: in 2007, he was charged with aggravated robbery when he held a woman at gunpoint demanding drugs and money, and in 2019, he was arrested for drug possession.

Such dangerous activities aren’t usually conducive to long lives.

A most destructive inspiration

The President goes on to write:

“Today, we join his family to honor his life and legacy. And we remember the tragedy and injustice of his death that sparked one of the largest civil rights movements in our nation’s history and inspired the world.”

The Biden administration writers are painting quite a different picture from the reality of what happened across our country in our major cities after George Floyd’s death. We all watched as our cities burned to the ground.

In the name of George Floyd, cities that were jewels of commerce, architecture, art, and culture were all engulfed in flames and lawlessness. Estimated insurance costs due to property loss during the George Floyd riots clock in between $1 and $2 billion – a historic high. 

More importantly, 25 Americans were killed. Instead of the death of one man, America dealt with the death of 26 people.

Where are their birthday statements from the President – or perhaps they are acceptable sacrifices in the name of “inspiration”?

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One of the inspirations from the death of George Floyd was the revival of the “defund the police” movement, which many argue has increased crime and decreased accountability from coast to coast.

National Police Association spokeswoman Betsy Smith lays out the part of the inspiration born from Mr. Floyd’s death:

“For three years, we have been telling the public and when I say we, I’m talking about some of the media, I’m talking about activists, I am talking about political leadership in Washington, D.C., telling the residents that the police are bad, the police are racist, the police are this, the police are that.”

It’s no wonder few good cops are sticking around, and even fewer good men and women are stepping up to fill their rather large shoes.

Lost souls

President Biden closed his George Floyd birthday statement with this:

“George Floyd’s memory reminds us that there is more work to do to redeem the soul of America.”

As poetic as it would be to claim that the memory of a man whose soul was clearly troubled would help with the redemption of an entire country’s soul, the reality is the actions and, perhaps better put, the inaction of our elected leaders have merely propelled our collective soul further into darkness.

Black Lives Matter, which jettisoned into the spotlight after the death of Mr. Floyd, is a known Marxist-inspired organization.

Don’t take my word for it; take that of cofounder Patrisse Cullors, who has proudly proclaimed on numerous occasions that:

“We are trained Marxists.”

The Chicago BLM chapter posted their approval and downright celebration of the barbaric terrorist attacks on Israeli citizens this month by Hamas terrorists. No one should be surprised by a Chicago-based Marxist-inspired organization embracing mayhem and destruction.

The Windy City saw the destructive effects of a “Teen Takeover” where juvenile delinquents laid siege to The White City. We do have a lot of work to do to save the soul of our country, but none of it has anything to do with the failed policies pushed by this White House.

Only a sixth of Chicago 3rd graders can read at grade level, with only 9.5% of black Chicago 3rd graders proficient at reading. Last year in D.C., 97 juveniles were arrested for first-time violent crimes, and 90 juveniles were shot. 

What the death of George Floyd did for America is show our desire to displace the source of our problems as a society on easy targets versus facing our real demons.

Is there racism in our country? Yes. But racism isn’t why America’s youth don’t value human life, property, and the rule of law. 

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Racism isn’t why young black men are killing other young black men. Our addiction to glamorizing victimhood and minimizing excellence in education and value-based lifestyles are more in line with why.

George Floyd’s “legacy” is that of thousands of minorities and youth in this country who are pawns of the political left meant solely to be hapless victims. George Floyd’s death inspired opportunistic hustlers to capitalize on his tragic life and death to line their own pockets. 

George Floyd’s memory is that of a tortured soul, and the soul of his country has been sold in his name to chaos and madness.

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Nigerian Afrobeat singer, Davido has reacted to some photos and videos making the rounds on social media amidst reports of welcoming a set of twins with his wife, Chioma Rowland.

It would be recalled that Davido and Chioma reportedly welcomed their new babies on Monday in the United States of America.

According to sources quoted by PM News, the twins arrived at about 9 p.m. on Monday.

A popular Nigerian clergy, Evangelist Gospel Agochukwu shared a hint about the delivery in a post on his Church’s official Facebook page on Tuesday morning.

The cleric uploaded his supposed chat with Davido.

Celebrating the singer, Iyabo Ojo shared a video and photos of the singer and Chioma in a hospital bed, claiming it was recent.

Reacting to the clip and photos shared, Davido on Wednesday via the microblogging platform X, formerly Twitter pointed out that the photos circulating on the internet are not recent.

He further urged colleagues and friends to stop circulating old photos.

“Stop circulating old pictures, thank you,” the 31-year-old wrote

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However, the singer did not however confirm nor debunk welcoming twins with his wife.

Nigerian singer, Azeez Fashola, better known by his stage name, Naira Marley has returned to Nigeria.

The controversial singer disclosed the news about his return in a post on Tuesday via his account on the X platform (formerly known as Twitter).

Naira Marley vowed to assist the security agencies with the ongoing investigation into the death of his former record label signee, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad and according to him, he would be meeting with the Police with the hopes of uncovering the truth.

Marley emphasized that justice must prevail.

“I’d like to share that I’ve just arrived back in Lagos, Nigeria to assist the authorities with the ongoing investigation. It’s important I do my part for Imole. I’ll be meeting with the police with hopes for the truth to be uncovered and for justice to prevail,” he wrote on the micro-blogging platform.

Naija News recalls Mohbad died suddenly under controversial circumstances on September 12, 2023.

His death sparked outrage both on and off social media with some persons accusing Naira Marley and some others of likely involvement in the death of the fast-rising singer who died at the age of 27.

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Naira Marley however denied any involvement in the death of Mohbad and vowed to clear his name and that of his record label.

Controversial Lagos socialite, Balogun Eletu, also known as Sam Larry, has opened up about what transpired and led to the constant feud and alleged assault of late 27-year-old singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.

The embattled show promoter, in a statement released on Friday, September 29th on Snapchat, following his arrest by the police over an ongoing investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of the Afrobeat star, said that the late singer owed him money and refused to pay.

According to Larry, he had to let go of the money after a series of back and forth with the singer, adding that he hasn’t been paid until now.

The statement reads; “2 years ago, I gave Illeri N2m to preform at my mother’s annual remembrance concert at Ikorodu, he never turned up, so I called him to ask why? He then said he was not feeling well, and when i asked for a refund, he said he lost his phone and money recently when the NDLEA raided his place in the process and since he was lleaving Marlian Records, he is now broke, with no commitment to repay.

“I then left, all for me to later hear that this same boy was having a musical video shoot the next day at a place practically next to my house, so I went there and asked for my money again, we had an argument that lasted 5 mins, even one of his friends insisted he was going to pay the money, up till today one kobo they have not paid me, this was early last year. I have since the moved on.”

Clarifing his whereabouts at the time Mohbad died, Sam Larry stated that he left the country since August to Kenya to seek for talent act for an upcoming show he was organising.

“I travelled to Kenya to find new African act that can perform at my mother’s concert this year. I’ve been away since August 20th till now, i don’t know anything other than what was written in the blogs and press.

I don’t even know where he lives. I don’t know any nurse or doctor or hospital, I don’t know anything about his movement, i don’t have that time,” he said.

He maintained that he did not flee the country and had nothing to do with the singer’s death, as he knew nothing going on with the singer before his sudden demise.

” I have lost a lot of more than that before, you win some, you loose some. This is my story case close. I came here willingly and happily. I known nothing about how the musician death,” he concluded.

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