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Rihanna sued over cancelled concert

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LOS ANGELES — Singer Rihanna is being sued for purportedly bailing on a scheduled concert in Nigeria.

A show promoter situated in Nigeria is suing Rihanna, Jay Z, and Roc Nation for a concert that was purportedly expected to happen in May 2013, TMZ reports.

A man named Chris Ubosi claim that he had signed an agreement with people who said they were from the label and that Rihanna would perform for 65 minutes for $425,000

The New York Daily News adds that the claim was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday. In the suit, Ubosi claims that he made an advanced payment of $160,000 before reps for Rihanna postponed the show.

Ubosi was willing to delay it only if Rihanna announced a new date on her social media. Rihanna never complied and the show was eventually canceled. She never returned the money and now Ubosi’s suing her in attempt to get his money back.

Sources close to Rihanna, however, say that she never made such a deal with Ubosi.

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Two held on charge of girls trafficking

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BETRAWATI— Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in trafficking five adolescent girls aged between 13 to 16 — to India.

The arrestees have been identified as Nirmal Biswakarma (23) of Bheriganga Municipality-12 of Surkhet and Bikas Pyakurel (20) of Chaughada in Likhu Rural Municipality-4 of Nuwakot.

The Surkhet Police had arrested Biswokarma from his home while rescuing the captive girls on Friday and produced him before court on Saturday.

Likewise, acting on the statement of the captive girls, police arrested Pyakurel from Battar Bazaar, Nuwakot on Sunday.

According to District Police Office Chief Basanta Kunwar, a case related to human trafficking was registered against them on Sunday and investigation into the case was expedited from the Nuwakot District Court.

It has been learnt that the duo lured the girls, on their way to play Bhailo on Laxmi Puja, by promising them good jobs in India and transported them to Surkhet.

The rescued girls have been kept at a shelter of Women and Children Service Centre of Nepal Police.

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