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Shakira ordered to appear in Spanish court over £12m tax evasion charges

Colombian pop star Shakira has been ordered to appear in a Spanish court for allegedly evading tax in the country, despite her official residence being in Panama.

Prosecutors charged the singer in December with evading €14.5m (£12.5m) of tax between 2012 and 2014, as well as alleging that she hid her income through 14 companies based in tax havens.

She has now been summoned to a Barcelona court on 12 June to give evidence, according to newly published court papers.

The singer denies all the accusations and her Spanish representatives say she has settled all her debts with tax authorities.

They previously claimed she did not live in Spain until 2015.

Shakira, 42, is known for hits such as Whenever, Wherever and Hips Don’t Lie – as well as various charity endeavours, including being recognised by the United Nations.

Shakira is a regular at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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Shakira lives in Spain with her footballer husband and their children

She has appeared at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The Colombian, whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, lives in Barcelona with her husband Gerard Pique, who plays football for Barcelona and Spain, and their children.

Her husband’s teammate Lionel Messi was found guilty of tax fraud in 2016 and was fined €250,000 (£215,500) on top of the unpaid tax, plus interest.

Last month, another Spain-based football star, Cristiano Ronaldo, accepted a £17m fine and a suspended two-year jail sentence following allegations of tax evasion.

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BBNaija reunion: Tobi had sex with Alex – Cee-c reveals

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Cee-c has revealed that Alex had sex with Tobi.

Cee-c said this on ‘DoubleWahalaReloaded’ Friday night show with Ebuka.

According to her, Alex and Tobi deceived everyone in BBNaija that they were ‘Bestfriends’

She said: ‘Alex and Tobi deceived us with being Besties. Nina told me after the show while we were on the plane to Nigeria that Alex and Tobi had sex.”

Cee-c further added that she vowed not to talk to Tobi after he snubbed her the night of the finale.

“After Miracle was announced winner of BBNaija 2018, I was scared and anxious of the outside world.

“So I went to Tobi’s room, met Alex but Tobi refused to talk to me or let me in and since then I decided not to talk with him except on a professional level,” Cee-c said.

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Oyetola vs Adeleke: Davido reacts as tribunal declares uncle winner of Osun governorship election

Nigerian superstar, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has reacted as the Osun State election Tribunal declared Senator Ademola Adeleke winner of the September 27, 2018 governorship election in the state.

The tribunal had on Friday held that the September 27 rerun election in the state was illegal.

The three-man panel of the Tribunal gave the judgement following the petition filed by the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ademola Adeleka against the All Progressives Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola.

The Tribunal also ruled that PDP and Adeleke proved that it was the state Returning Officer, who cancelled the results in seven Polling Units, adding that the petitioners also proved that the Returning Officer has no power to cancel election results of a polling unit.

The Tribunal also agreed to deduct 2,029 votes from the APC scores and 1,246 votes from PDP votes in the 17 polling units where there was non compliance.

Reacting to the ruling, Davido congratulated people of the state for the victory.

In a tweet, Davido wrote: “IMOLE TI DE !!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GREAT PEOPLE OF OSUN STATE !”

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‘Give BlackFace N72,500 – Basketmouth advises 2face

Popular Comedian, Basketmouth has reacted to Blackface‘ diss track to 2face Idibia.

Blackface in his newly released diss song titled ‘War’ targeted at 2face idibia accused the music legend of being ‘Gay’

The defunct member of the Platainshun Boiz group alleged that 2face engaged in same-sex intercourse as a sacrifice for his success.

Basketmouth, reacting to the diss track urged 2face to settle Blackface with the sum of N72,500.

Basketmouth alongside a video with his ‘My Flatmates’ crew as they listened to Blackface’s diss track on Instagram wrote: “BlackFace why na? @official2baba I don tell you make you find small N72,500 settle this boy since.You no de hear word.”

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