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Bola Tinubu means nothing to President Muhammadu Buhari – Datti Baba-Ahmed

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The Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Datti Baba-Ahmed says the presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), means nothing to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Baba-Ahmed spoke on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics. According to him, Buhari has finished with Nigeria and he is going to “unmake Tinubu after all his political successes”.

“At the UNGA (United Nations General Assembly), he (Buhari) says the only legacy he can leave is a credible election. Now, this is a heartbreak for APC,” said Baba-Ahmed, the running mate to LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

“Who made Buhari after Almighty Allah? Tinubu. All the failed attempts (of Buhari), Tinubu came and added millions of votes and make Buhari.

“Who is going to unmake Tinubu after all his political successes? Buhari, because Buhari has finished his eight years. It is not about how well Nigeria was run or how bad Nigeria was run, they have finished with Nigeria, they have finished with everybody. Tinubu can go to blazes; it means nothing to Buhari and that is Buhari for you.”

Baba-Ahmed also said he has demolished all the roadblocks mounted on the path of Obi in the north, noting that the former governor of Anambra State is now well-received by youths and other demographical brackets in the region which traditionally boasts of numerical strength during presidential elections.

According to him, the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are as good as gone and the only party in the country at the moment is the Labour Party.

Man flogs daughter to death for going into neighbour’s apartment in Delta

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A man at Aladja in Udu local government area of Delta state has allegedly flogged his young daughter to death after she was seen coming out from a neighbour’s apartment.

The Delta state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP, Bright Edafe confirmed the unfortunate incident.

According to reports, the man sighted his daughter coming out from a neighbour’s apartment, in anger and probably to caution her, used the whip on her uncontrollably, leading to her death.

Sensing she had died, witnesses said he fled but was later arrested by vigilante members who went after him.

“Suspect is in our custody “, the Police spokesman stated.

Woman, lover buries newborn baby alive in Jigawa

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A woman, Balaraba Shehu and her man friend, Amadu Sale have been arrested by operatives of Police in Jigawa State for burying their newborn baby alive in the state.

The Command’s spokesperson, DSP Lawan Shiisu, who confirmed the development, said, Balaraba, after delivering the baby out of wedlock, conspired with Amadu to commit the crime.

DSP Shiisu said the baby was exhumed from a grave the mother dug near a toilet within their residence.

According to him, “On 2nd December 2022, at about 2350hrs, Intel at Command’s disposal revealed that, one Balaraba Shehu, 30-year-old, of Tsurma village, Kiyawa LGA is suspected to have given birth and buried the newborn baby.

“On receipt of the report, a team of Policemen mobilized and proceeded to the scene of crime.

“On arrival, detectives swung into action and exhumed the newborn baby from a grave dug near a toilet in their residence and where the suspected mother buried it. The baby was rushed to General Hospital Dutse, and certified dead by Medical Doctor.

“The suspect was arrested and now in Police custody.

“Preliminary Investigation led to the arrest of one Amadu Sale alias Dan kwairo, 25-year-old of Akar village in Kiyawa LGA.

“He (Amadu) was alleged to be responsible for the unwanted pregnancy to the said Balaraba and conspired to buried the baby after delivery,” DSP Shiisu said.

The police spokesperson, however, said the State Commissioner of Police, CP Emmanuel Ekot Effiom has directed that the case be transferred to the Investigative Department of the command, SCID Dutse, for discreet investigation.

“The suspects would be charged to court to face the full wrath of the law upon completion of investigation,” DSP Shiisu stated.

One dead as underground drainage system collapses in Akwa Ibom

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One person was feared dead weekend as an underground drainage system under construction by Benest Engneering Ltd collapsed in Akwa Ibom.

The victim identified as Marvelous was a construction worker and was buried under the collapsed structure.

Newsmen gathered that angry residents of the area have even started mobilizing for a mass protest over perceived human error coupled with poor rescue operation that led to the death.

Some of the community youths were said to have deployed manual efforts with shovels, as the company could not immediately bring an excavator to rescue the victim.

A resident of the area identified as Mfon Udo, who said he personally assisted in the rescue operation, said: “The victim could have been rescued alive, but for lack of earth-moving equipment like an excavator.

“We joined in digging the spot for over four hours to get at his remains, heavily pressed down in the rubbles.

“The structure collapsed under the weight and vibration of a motorized equipment that was packing and ferrying the chipping stones closer to the underground, where the victim, a mason man, was trapped, while trying to pour cement and concrete mixture for the construction of the underground water tunnel”

Another resident of Itu local government area Effiong Bassey urged governor Udom Emmanuel to cancel the contract and re-award it to a major company with excellent safety standards like the Julius Berger, before his tenure ends next year.

“We have been completely cut-off from Uyo, the state capital because of perennial floods that submerged houses and people losing their lives every rainy season.

“So, when we saw contractors being mobilized to the site, we commended the governor for this rescue mission, but it turned out to be a big disaster to the people” Bassey lamented.

One Emmanuel Akpan even disclosed to newsmen on Sunday: “Since the accident happened, the contractor has disappeared with their equipment from the site. And from the look of things, the job has been abandoned”

Marry more wives like Northerners to serve Nigeria, Ned Nwoko urges Southern men

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Billionaire Ned Nwoko has urged Southern men to marry more wives like their Northern counterparts to serve Nigeria.

The billionaire, who has four wives and 19 children, attributed the high level of prostitution to Southerners shunning polygamy.

In an interview with Guardian on Saturday, Nwoko said a man with multiple wives focuses more on them than a monogamous man who lavishes money on girlfriends.

He also referred to his ancestral lineage and that of the Ooni of Ife, known for multiple wives.

Nwoko, who is seeking the senatorial seat for the Delta North, said: “Many women are out there on their own without husbands, especially in the southern part of the country, and there is a high level of prostitution.

“What some of our girls do to make ends meet is regrettable and if our men emulate their northern counterparts by having more than one wife, that could probably change the situation.

“The average southern may have only one wife but many girlfriends also, and he is spending his money on the girlfriends; sometimes even more than on his wife.

“The man, who has three wives, for instance, concentrates on them and his children; every money he makes is spent on the family and he is more likely not to have any girlfriends or concubines. The money those with several girlfriends spend on them is a gift, not an investment in the family.”

Nwoko added that he and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, were serving Nigeria by marrying many women.

“My grandfather and the Ooni’s grandfather and the then Olowo of Owo took many photographs together. So, the Ooni and I have that kind of common background, because our grandfathers were kings and served Nigeria in that capacity. And we are now also serving Nigeria by having many wives,” he stressed.

PHOTOs: Actress Regina Daniels stunning outfit with billionaire husband, Ned Nwoko

Regina Daniels, the young wife of billionaire Ned Nwoko, admires her husband.

According to the mother of two, she admires her husband for his awesomeness.

Taking to her instagram page, Regina captioned a stunning outfit with her hubby thus; “I just want to let you know how awesome you are. Despite being your wife, I admire you, your ways, and your sense of humor.

“Thank you for being very amazing and always making me feel like a princess ?? @princenednwoko.”

Vice President Osinbajo heads to Vietnam for bilateral engagements

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will on Saturday depart Abuja for the Socialist Republic of Vietnam where he will hold high-level bilateral engagements with the country’s government officials.

In a statement, Laolu Akande, Osinbajo’s spokesman, said the vice-president will meet the country’s President Nguy?n Phúc, Vo Thi Aah Xuan, his Vietnamese counterpart, Prime Minister Pham Chinh, other government officials and business community.

Akande said the vice-president will oversee the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and agreements on investment between Nigeria and Vietnam.

The statement added that Osinbajo will also hold high-level diplomatic discussions bordering on issues of trade, commerce, agriculture, technology, and innovation among others with his Vietnamese counterpart and the prime minister.

Luong Quoe, the Vietnamese ambassador to Nigeria, had last year paid a courtesy visit to the vice-president at the presidential villa.

Osinbajo had said both countries discussed specific areas of collaboration, including agriculture and technology.

“There was also talk about cashew processing and rice growing and rice processing where Vietnam has shown great innovation and great success. We think that these are areas where we certainly can do a lot more with cooperation,” Osinbajo had said.

“I know that Vietnam is doing interesting things in the technology and telecoms sectors. I think that we should look for opportunities where young people in Nigeria and Vietnam can interact, especially in technology and share ideas, innovation, and their different attainments.”

Akande said the vice-president’s reciprocal visit to Vietnam was proof of the country’s commitment to strengthening long-standing diplomatic relations.

The spokesman also said Osinbajo would be “the second Nigerian high-ranking incumbent government official to visit the southeast Asian country after President Olusegun Obasanjo who visited in 2005.”

“Prof. Osinbajo will later participate in a business forum with the Vietnamese chamber of commerce with representatives from both countries,” the statement reads.

“With the opportunities existing in agriculture & technology in Nigeria and Vietnam, discussions would focus on mutual benefits from effective collaboration in particular economic sectors so as to deepen the friendly and trade relations of both countries.”

Afrobeats singer, Asake apologizes to Birmingham fans for late appearance

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Afrobeats superstar Asake has tendered his apologies to fans in Birmingham United Kingdom after he turned up late for his concert.

On Saturday, 3rd December 2022, Sensational artist Asake was billed to perform at a show at The Forum, Birmingham in a sold-out show which is part of his “Mr. Money With The Vibes” UK tour.

He didn’t show up at the event until 11 PM. Asake was met with boos from a section of the fans who were unhappy about the way the organizers went about the show.

Asake has however apologized to Birmingham fans for coming late through his Twitter account.

“Birmingham I’m sorry for the delay yesterday. The promoters delayed my pick-up time for reasons best known to them, But I’m super grateful for your patience and understanding,” the tweet reads.

Reactions as fans boo singer, Asake on Stage in Birmingham over late appearance

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Fast-rising act Asake is currently trending on Twitter after his fans in Birmingham, who paid to see him perform, booed him for showing up late.
According to one of the concertgoers and multiple eyewitness accounts of the event, Senluwa, the Joha crooner, did not get on stage until 11 pm for a short performance that sounded like a choir session.
Senluwa also added that the safety of people wasn’t prioritized as there was a stampede with people fainting all over the place.
“Asake’s Birmingham concert was the WORST concert ever. This man didn’t come out till 11 pm. There was a stampede & People were literally fainting up and down. People started leaving because of their safety. The organizers did a very dirty job.”

Reactions as Actress, Keke Palmer announces pregnancy during ‘Saturday Night Live’

Actress Keke Palmer has announced she is expecting her first baby with boyfriend Darius Jackson.

She made this announcement while hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend.

“There’s some rumors going around, people have been in my comments saying, ‘Keke’s having a baby, Keke’s pregnant,’ and I wanna set the record straight — I am!” Palmer said, opening up a long gray jacket to reveal her growing baby bump.

“I gotta say, though, it is bad when people on the internet spread rumors about you y’all, but it’s even worse when they’re correct. I mean, like, I was trying so hard to keep it on the down low, cause I got a lot of stuff going on, you know?” she continued. “… But honestly this has been the biggest blessing, and I am so excited. Guys, I’m going to be a mom.”

Palmer added: “Even though some people feel a little weird about me having a baby cause I was a child actor, I just wanna say, look, I’m 29, I’m grown, I have sex, I own a home, I stormed the Capitol on January 6, you know? Things adults do.”

NDLEA declares Abuja drug lord ‘Ibrahim Bendel’ wanted

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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Abuja stormed the warehouse of a notorious drug lord and an ex-convict, Ibrahim Momoh, alias ‘Ibrahim Bendel’, who escaped from prison custody to return to his criminal trade and recovered 81 jumbo bags of cannabis weighing 1,278kgs.

According to the spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, on Sunday in Abuja, though the fleeing drug dealer is still at large and is wanted by the agency, his warehouse keeper, 55-year-old Ghanaian, Richard Forson Gordon, was arrested.

Ibrahim Momoh was first arrested on 27th November 2014 with the same substance weighing 385.1kgs, prosecuted, convicted and sentenced to seven and a half years in prison on April 22, 2020, but escaped from jail after three months.

In Rivers state, operatives on December 3, the agency arrested a 29-year-old pregnant woman, Kate Ibinabo, with 34.4kgs Cannabis Sativa in Okrika area of the state.

The Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), however, directed that she be granted administrative bail pending when she delivered her baby and thereafter return for her prosecution because, at the time of her arrest, she was in her ninth month of pregnancy.

Also, NDLEA operatives on Saturday 26th November intercepted 1.4kgs of methamphetamine concealed inside custard tins packed among cosmetics and foodstuffs going to Brazil via Doha on a Qatar Airways flight.

“A cargo agent, Salako Omolara Fausat who brought the bag containing the illicit drug to the airport and an intending passenger to Brazil, Anyanwu Christian who was to travel with the consignment were promptly arrested,” Babafemi said.

Burna Boy, Ayra Starr emerge Nigeria’s most streamed artists on Spotify

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Premium streaming platform, Spotify has the list of the top artists and  music of the year as streamed by users around the world. And this year’s data paints a picture of how Nigerian music captured hearts, both at home and around the world.

2022 is the year that Burna Boy set the world on fire- claiming the number one spot as the most streamed artist in Nigeria. The love affair wasn’t only local- he is also the most globally streamed artist from Sub-Saharan Africa. His track ‘Last Last’ also takes the crown for the most streamed song and also the most hearted song in Nigeria.

Spotify RADAR alumnus, Ayra Starr is the most streamed female artist in Nigeria while Tems has the leading vibe among Nigeria’s musical exports in 2022. Tems’ ‘Wait for You’, a collaboration with Future and Drake was the top Nigerian song export of the year.

The top 3 most streamed artists in Nigeria are Burna Boy, Asake and Wizkid in respective order. For the Top 3 most streamed female artists, Ayra Starr leads the pack followed by Tems and Rihanna.

In the Most Streamed Tracks category in Nigeria, Last Last by Burna Boy leads the way, followed by Peace Be Unto You by Asake and Bandana by Fireboy DML.

For the Top 3 Most Streamed Albums in Nigeria, Burna Boy again is the winner with Love Damini album followed by Asake’s Mr Money With The Vibe and Fireboy DML’s Playboy.

Three Most Hearted Songs in Nigeria are Last Last by Burna Boy, Bandana by Fireboy DML and Calm Down by Rema.

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