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Former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II

Deposed Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, has approached the Federal High Court in Abuja to enforce his fundamental rights. 

Sanusi, who was deposed as Emir by the Kano State government last Monday was taken to Awe in Nasarawa State where he is said to have been in confinement.

The former Emir is seeking an interim order of the court directing his immediate release from detention.

He prayed the court to order his release from “the detention and or confinement of the respondents and to restore his rights to human dignity, personal liberty, freedom of association and movement in Nigeria, (apart from Kano State) pending the hearing and determination of the applicant’s originating summons.”

Cited as respondents in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/357/2020, are the Inspector-General of Police, the Director-General of the Department of State Service, the Attorney-General of Kano State and the Attorney-General of the Federation.

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Kanye West Reportedly Withdraws From US Presidential Race

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Kanye West has reportedly withdrawn from the US presidential race, less than two weeks after announcing that he would run.

It appears that the rapper’s journey to the White House has officially ended. According to a source who worked closely with him to get his name on the ballots in Florida, Kanye has decided to drop out of the race.

In an interview with Steve Kramer, who is a get-out-the-vote specialist running a firm that helps candidates get on the ballot—he confirmed that he had been hired to help Kanye get on the presidential voting ballots in both Florida and South Carolina. Kramer stated that Ye’s team was “working over the weekend formalizing things that they’ve got to do when you have a lot of corporate lawyers involved.”

Kramer then stated that things appeared to be going positively to get him the required amount of signatures to get on the ballot, saying “we had overwhelming support to get him on the ballot. They got a lot of people who they’ve got both on their volunteer side and their contracted side.”

However, just a short time later when Kramer was contacted to give a follow-up statement regarding Kanye’s progress in the race, he simply replied with “he’s out.” When asked further about the details of Kanye’s presidential end, Kramer said “I’ll let you know what I know once”

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2baba Ventures Into Agriculture, Unveils Agro-Business Project

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2baba has unveiled a new agro-allied business called Innobia Cooperatives Organisation (Innobia Allied Ltd)

During a live chat with the chief executive of Nigerian Stock Exchange, Oscar Onyema, at the virtual ringing of the gong to close the market, the singer revealed that the initiative was born out of the desire to key into the government policy of diversification of the economy through agriculture and its ancillary businesses.

“We want to create jobs for our youths and empower our women in order to break the chain of poverty and contribute meaningfully to the economy. Our target is to empower a minimum of 1,000 youths in each of the 36 States and the FCT by the year 2021,” the UNHCR goodwill ambassador declared.

On behalf of the board and management of INNOBIA, I seek your support and partnership in our bid to achieve the ultimate objective of addressing the issues of food sufficiency and job creation for our people.”

The singer also spoke about how music can help foster social good and drive change in society. The singer’s manager, Efe Omorogbe revealed that the business is headquartered in Nigeria and will have branches in Israel and the United Kingdom. He added that the singer began the Innobia operations months ago in partnership with seasoned local and international agribusiness experts.

He further revealed that the pilot project to engage, train, and empower 10,000 women and youths in rice and soya beans production is ongoing in Benue State.

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Rihanna’s Fenty Skin to launch July 31

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Rihanna will release her eagerly-anticipated first collection for Fenty Skin at the end of July.

The 32-year-old singer is branching out into skincare and will release her eagerly-anticipated first collection at the end of the month.

Although Rihanna has yet to make an official announcement, beauty news Instagram account Trendmood discovered Fenty Skin’s official website and social media accounts.

A welcome message on the website states that the brand: ”Launches July 31 exclusively on Fentyskin.com” and invites fans to ”Sign up now for early access on July 29.”

Rihanna confirmed she was working on a skincare brand earlier this year, when she said: ”Skincare, it’s the truth. It either works or it doesn’t. There’s nowhere to hide.”

She filed a trademark for Fenty Skin in 2019 with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and it reportedly covers: ”medicated and non-medicated skincare, soap, body care and personal care products and related accessories such as kits, tools and applicators”.

Rihanna’s trademarks for non-medicated skin preparations include products named Buff Ryder, Instant Reset, Fat Water, Flash Nap and Hydra Vizor.

Fenty Beauty first launched in 2017 and was lauded for its inclusiveness with 40 foundation shades.

Speaking previously about Rihanna’s beauty credentials, model Cara Delevingne said: ”Rihanna is teaching teens how to just get it right. It’s weird, I feel like that awkward teenage stage is over and that I was one of the last to go through it.

”I remember when I was a kid, I was so bad – all I used to do was just cake on foundation and eyeliner. Now I look at teenagers today and I’m like ‘What?!’ Less and less teenagers are looking like that. I see them and I’m like: ”How do they do that make-up? It’s so hard!”

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Duchess Camilla wears Meghan Markle’s favourite electric blue – and it looks incredible

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MARLBOROUGH, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall smiles during a visit to the Youth Action Wiltshire Oxenwood Outdoor Activity Centre near Marlborough where she is meeting young carers and reopening the centre, which has been shut during the coronavirus lockdown on July 14, 2020 in Marlborough, England. (Photo by Ben Birchall – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The Duchess of Cornwall looked beautiful in blue at her latest outing! The royal stepped out in Wiltshire for another public engagement on Tuesday, wearing a bold and bright dress – which we think looks very similar to the gorgeous shade that the Duchess of Sussex also loves to wear. Camilla wore the outfit to the Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre in Marlborough, and it looks as though the zip-up silhouette is a new favourite – since she also owns a similar dress in denim.

The Duchess met with young carers during her visit, and learned about the support offered to vulnerable young carers through a range of outdoor activities that help to develop skills and build self-esteem and confidence.

After formally reopening the centre following the coronavirus lockdown, she said: “I would just like to say a huge thank you to young carers because you all do the most brilliant job.”

The Duchess also owns a similar dress in denim

“I am so thrilled that you are able to come here and use this centre for your activities,” she added. “I just want to say how grateful everybody is for all you do as I know how hard it’s been, especially over lockdown. To be able to come here and enjoy yourselves is so important.”

She teamed her electric blue outfit with her tan court shoes, beautiful pearl earrings and her trendy new Fitbit watch, which we’re just a little bit in love with! We bet she’s been tracking plenty of steps with her newly-packed diary.

Camilla also added a Fitbit watch to her outfit

No doubt Camilla will be using her exercise tracker for her ballet sessions at home, which she does for 20 minutes every morning. Just last week, Prince Charles’ wife opened up about her love of ballet when speaking on the Emma Barnett Show on BBC Radio 5 Live.

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Maroon 5’s Mickey Madden temporarily leaves band after arrest

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On June 27 the musician was taken into custody after an alleged incident of domestic violence – the alleged victim has not been identified.

Now, two weeks after the arrest, the bass guitarist, 41, has decided to “take a leave of absence” from the band as he does “not want to be a distraction”.

“I have some things that I need to deal with and address right now and so I have decided to take a leave of absence from Maroon 5 for the foreseeable future,” Madden explained in a statement given to PEOPLE.

Maroon 5’s Mickey Madden is taking a break from the band after being arrested on June 27 after an alleged incident of domestic violence (Image: WireImage)

“During this time, I do not want to be a distraction to my bandmates. I wish them the absolute best.”

Last month, Madden was charged under penal code 273.5(a), which is described as wilfully inflicting a ‘traumatic injury on a spouse or cohabitant’, andcarries a felony charge in California, Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to Page Six.

The She Will Be Loved musician was released the same afternoon and has posted bail at $50,000.

A representative for the hitmakers told the publication after Madden’s arrest: “We are deeply devastated by this disappointing news.

“As we learn more, we are looking at this very seriously. For now, we are allowing all of the individuals involved the space to work things through.”

Two weeks after the arrest, the bass guitarist (far left) has decided to take a leave of absence from the band (Image: FilmMagic)

Madden is due to appear in court on September 29 where he could face up to six years in prison if found guilty.

He has been a member of American alternative rock band Maroon 5 since they formed in 1994 along with lead singer Adam Levine.

Madden has been a member of American alternative rock band Maroon 5 since they formed in 1994 along with lead singer Adam Levine (Image: Getty)

The pair have been friends since high school and formed original band Kara’s Flowers before changing their name to Maroon 5.

They released debut album Songs About Jane in 2002 and have released four more albums since, the most recent being 2017’s Red Pill Blues.

In 2016 Madden was arrested for possession of cocaine and accepted a community service deal.

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Queen Elizabeth’s own brand of Buckingham Palace gin goes on sale

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Queen Elizabeth is selling her own brand of dry gin made from ingredients picked from the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

Queen Elizabeth II is selling her own brand of botanical dry gin.

The official Buckingham Palace product is made of ingredients handpicked from the British monarch’s gardens at her world famous London residence.

The tipple is made up of one part gin and two parts fortified wife, and is best served with ice and a slice of lemon, which is believed to be how the 94-year-old royal – who celebrated her birthday with a military parade at Windsor Castle amid the coronavirus lockdown in June – likes to enjoy her gin just before lunch.

The liquor is made up of 12 botanicals in total, including lemon verbena, hawthorn berries, bay leaves and mulberry leaves, and is described as ”the perfect summer thirst-quencher”.

The product description reads: ”The recommended serving method is to pour a measure of the gin into an ice-filled short tumbler before topping up with tonic and garnishing with a slice of lemon.”

The gin is available for £40 online and the profits from every bottle sold will go to The Royal Collection Trust, a charity and department of the Royal Household.

It’s also set to be served at all future Buckingham Palace events.

The Queen’s former chef Darren McGrady previously spilled on which alcoholic beverages the Queen enjoys.

He said: ”She likes a gin and Dubonnet. That’s her favourite drink.”

Meanwhile, Her Majesty’s former butler Grant Harold previously debunked a myth that members of the royal family drink cups of tea with their pinky finger in the air.

He said in 2018: ”I am sure the Queen enjoys her Assam or her Earl Grey the traditional way, made with tea leaves in a teapot and poured into a fine bone china teacup. She will also use a strainer. It is also a myth that members of Royalty use their pinky when drinking, I have never seen that happen once.”

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