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Bewitched gets reboot at ABC with Samantha as ‘black single mom’

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The original: Bewitched ran on ABC for eight seasons from 1962 to 1972 and starred Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha and Dick York as Darrin

Another day, another reboot in Hollywood.

On Thursday, Deadline.com reported that ABC is planning a reboot of 1960s sitcom Bewitched with an inter-racial plot line.

The network has commissioned a pilot from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris in which witch Samantha is a black single mom who marries white mortal and slacker Darren.

The original: Bewitched ran on ABC for eight seasons from 1962 to 1972 and starred Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha and Dick York as Darrin

The original: Bewitched ran on ABC for eight seasons from 1962 to 1972 and starred Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha and Dick York as Darrin

The original: Bewitched ran on ABC for eight seasons from 1962 to 1972 and starred Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha and Dick York as Darrin

Reboot: Black-ish creator Kenya Barris pitched a revival of the sitcom in which witch Samantha is 'a black single working mom' and mortal Darren is 'a white slacker', according to Deadline

Reboot: Black-ish creator Kenya Barris pitched a revival of the sitcom in which witch Samantha is 'a black single working mom' and mortal Darren is 'a white slacker', according to Deadline

Reboot: Black-ish creator Kenya Barris pitched a revival of the sitcom in which witch Samantha is ‘a black single working mom’ and mortal Darren is ‘a white slacker’, according to Deadline

The reboot, like the original comedy, will revolve around Samantha and Darren’s relationship.

The pitch is that Samantha will discover ‘that even when a black girl is literally magic, she’s still not as powerful as a decently tall white man with a full head of hair in America,’ according to Deadline.

Barris will be joined on the project by Yamara Taylor, who works with him on Black-ish as a writer and producer.

John Davis and John Fox from Davis Entertainment, makers of The Blacklist, will also serve as executive producers alongside Barris and Taylor. 

The original Bewitched ran for eight seasons on ABC from  1964 to 1972.

Bewitched starred Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha and Dick York as Darrin.

In the original sitcom, Darrin learned of Samantha's magical powers after they were married and asked her to live a normal life without witchcraft - something that wasn't always possible

In the original sitcom, Darrin learned of Samantha's magical powers after they were married and asked her to live a normal life without witchcraft - something that wasn't always possible

In the original sitcom, Darrin learned of Samantha’s magical powers after they were married and asked her to live a normal life without witchcraft – something that wasn’t always possible

Samantha's mother Endora, played by Agnes Moorehead, was a constant thorn in her son-in-law's side and had no qualms about using magical powers on him when necessary

Samantha's mother Endora, played by Agnes Moorehead, was a constant thorn in her son-in-law's side and had no qualms about using magical powers on him when necessary

Samantha’s mother Endora, played by Agnes Moorehead, was a constant thorn in her son-in-law’s side and had no qualms about using magical powers on him when necessary

The twist was that Darrin only learned after their marriage that Samantha had magical powers and asks her to live a normal mortal life without resorting to witchcraft.

He also had to deal with his mother-in-law, a witch called Endora who was a constant thorn in his side, and life got more complicated once he and Samantha welcomed their daughter Tabitha, played by Erin Murphy.

In 2005, Sony Pictures released a big screen version of Bewitched starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell.

According to Deadline, both ABC and CBS have tried previously develop a sequel or reboot in recent years.

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, pictured in June, pitched the inter-racial Bewitched reboot to ABC just before departing to Netflix on a three-year development deal

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, pictured in June, pitched the inter-racial Bewitched reboot to ABC just before departing to Netflix on a three-year development deal

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, pictured in June, pitched the inter-racial Bewitched reboot to ABC just before departing to Netflix on a three-year development deal

  

 

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Prophet Soul E predicts presidential election winner

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South Africa-based, Prophet Okose Ifechukwude Emmanuel formerly known as Soul E has predicted emphatically that President Muhammadu Buhari will win Saturday’s election.

Sometime last week, I tuned in to his Facebook live daily prayer broadcast where he usually pray and minister to his listeners from around the world.

We haven’t spoken much since he moved to South Africa where he is doing big things. He likes to call me his publicist. Our relationship goes back to that day I interviewed him and after, he began to pray and tell me deep things (story for another day).

So as his broadcast, he digressed spontaneously. He began to address those of us listening from Nigeria. Reaffirming himself, he disclosed how he said it from the start that President Buhari will do a two years tenure of four years apiece.

He stressed that the results of the election will shock many.

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Alleged $2.1m Fraud: Court Admits More Evidence Against Ex-NHIS Boss

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NHIS Crisis: Why we blocked Yusuf, dared armed police officers

 

Justice A. O. Faji of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, February 21, 2019, admitted a document tendered in evidence by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against Dr. Martins Oluwafemi Thomas, a former Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Thomas was re-arraigned alongside one Kabiru Sidi, a Bureau De Change Operator, on June 28, 2017 on an amended six-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of $2,198,900 (Two Million, One Hundred and Ninety Eight Thousand Nine Hundred Dollars)

He was alleged to have conspired with his wife, Femi, to make a cash payment of the sum to one Ibitoye Bamidele at their residence on 20, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos.

The second defendant, Sidi was also said to have lied to an EFCC investigator, Afeez Mustapha that he was the owner of the money that the first defendant and his wife transacted with.

One of the count reads: “That you, Kabiru Sidi, on or about the 15th day of July, 2015, at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s Lagos Zonal office, Ikoyi, before the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, made a false statement to Afeez Mustapha, an investigating officer with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 39 2(b)and punishable under Section 39 (2)(c)of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Establishment Act, 2004.”

At the resumed hearing today, a prosecution witness, Emmanuel Egwu, who is the Director of Finance, NHIS, gave a breakdown of total amounts of the entitlements, salaries and emoluments received by Thomas while he worked at the NHIS between November 2013 and May 2015.

Egwu, the third prosecution witness, PW3, while being led in evidence by counsel for the EFCC, Ekele Iheanacho, revealed that the total money Thomas received in his official capacity was a sum of N62,919,154.75 (Sixty- two Million, Nine Hundred and Nineteen Thousand, One Hundred and Fifty- Four Naira, Seventy-Five Kobo) only.

When Egwu sought to tender the said documents as evidence, there was no objection by counsels for the defendants.

The documents were, thereafter, admitted in evidence as exhibits F1 and F2 respectively.

When counsel to the first defendant, Collins Ogbona, asked the witness, during cross-examination, if he knew the first defendant personally and all his sources of income, the witness said: “I only know the first defendant in his official capacity as well as only his official income.”

Consequently, Justice Faji adjourned the case to March 8, 19 and 20, 2019 for continuation of trial.

 

 

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It’s okay for women to send nudes, just don’t betray her – Lady says

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A Nigerian identified as Sally on Twitter has said it’s okay for women to send nudes, especially when they are in love.

While defending her opinion, she however stated that most women do so to keep their relationship with the man, especially the ones they trust.

It’s okay for women to send nudes, just don’t betray her – Lady says

So the blame now comes on the man when he betrays such trust to leak her nude on the internet

Read her post:

Women send nudes out of Love, also trying to keep their relationship. If she loves you and trust you why betray that trust? There’s no excuse for leaking her nudes even if she cheated.

In another post, she wrote that women hardly leak their nudes and it is mostly done by men who she regarded as betrayers

Women hardly leak nudes sent to them by their boyfriend, I have never seen one. But I don’t know what’s wrong with some men. You will beg your girlfriend for nude, she will send you out of Love… you’d then want to blackmail her. Imagine if a guy did that to your Sis.

 

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