Sunday, September 02, 2018

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Party control: Kwankwaso on warpath with Shekarau, Wali, others

            One month after the defection of Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), crisis over the control of Kano PDP has started brewing in the state chapter of the party, Daily Trust on Sunday can report.The battle over the control of the soul of the party is raging between Senator Kwankwaso on one hand and some of the party’s bigwigs in the state, comprising of former Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, Ambassador Aminu Wali, Senator Bello Hayatu Gwarzo, among other stakeholders, on the other hand.When Kwankwaso rejoined the PDP recently, Shekarau expressed fears about the latter’s readiness to allow internal democracy and peace to reign in the party.“I hope the PDP received reformed Kwankwaso. I hope it is not the old Kwankwaso I knew,” he cautioned at the time through his media aide, Sule Ya’u Sule.“I hope he would, this time around, abide by the rules of the PDP. I hope he would not repeat what he did after he joined the APC in 2015.
  .      I hope Kwankwaso is not coming to the PDP to repeat the injustice he did in 2015,” he observedWith the current development, Shekarau can be said to be living in fear as party sources said Kwankwaso was bent on taking over its control in Kano.According to a source within the party, trouble started within the party about three weeks ago when Kwankwaso made a shocking revelation at a stakeholders’ meeting that the national body of the PDP had allocated to him 51 slots of elective offices at both state and national levels.The source, who also attended the meeting, said Shekarau, Wali, Gwarzo and some other stakeholders present at the meeting vehemently rejected Kwankwaso’s claims and denied any knowledge about it. Following their reactions, it was learnt, Kwankwaso walked out of the meeting and later reported the matter to the PDP headquarters.“It is unfortunate that the report of the Liyel Imoke-led committee has been thrown away by the PDP leadership in favour of Kwankwaso. If you can recall, the PDP has set up a committee under Liyel Imoke and mandated it to hamornise issues related to allocation of positions among defectors and other members of the PDP and the committee in its recommendations said it would not recommend any sharing formula, rather it advised that all states should use their peculiarity and share the positions between defectors and those they met in the party,” the source said.“
               And I believe the committee’s decision is the best because each state has its own peculiarity in terms of differences among party members. Take Kano for instance, how on earth can they allocate 51 per cent to somebody that just returned to the party and share 49 per cent among the three other party elders that laboured for the party for three years and you expect peace in the state? It is not possible.”He said that was why the stakeholders rejected it when Kwankwaso tabled the issue at the meeting in Kano.Another drama took place at a PDP stakeholders meeting that was held last week in Abuja when the issue was brought up, another source told Daily Trust on Sunday. Again, Wali, Shekarau and Gwarzo vehemently rejected the idea and insisted that Kwankwaso must not be rated above other stakeholders.Daily Trust on Sunday observed that the political atmosphere within the PDP is taking a new twist, with Shekarau, Wali and Gawrzo’s camp strategising to retain their position as shakers and movers of the PDP in the state, while Kwanwkaso on the other hand is struggling to take over the control of the party ahead of the conduct of the 2019 general elections.The three PDP bigwigs had, last week, summoned a stakeholders’ meeting in their efforts to halt Kwankwaso’s plan of taking over the party.A reliable source confirmed to our correspondent that it was decided at the meeting that the PDP at ward, local and state levels should stop registering members of the Kwankwasiyya group into the PDP pending the determination of the controversial allocation of 51 per cent slots to Kwankwaso.It was gathered that thousands of supporters of the three politicians also threatened to leave the party if Kwankwaso was allowed to take over its control in Kano.
              Unless something concrete is done to salvage the situation, the brewing crisis may divide the party before the next general elections.When contacted on phone for comment, the former education minister’s spokesman described the recent political development in Kano PDP as unfortunate, lamenting that Kwankwaso had started implementing his plans to take over the party.He said, “Unfortunately, Kwankwaso has started showing to the people that he is still the same person we knew.“If you give Kwankwaso 51 per cent slots of positions, obviously he takes over the control by having the larger share. The remaining 49 per cent is going to be shared among Shekarau, Wali and Gwarzo. Let’s say Malam Shekarau will get 29 per cent, Wali and Gwarzo 10 each, obviously Kwankwaso is having upper hands. And knowing who Kwankwaso is, he will control the party according to his own wishes.He will determine everything.“I can assure you that the Kwankwasiyya people will get what they want. He did this when he was in the APC, and if care is not taken, he will now repeat the same thing in the PDP. Kwankwaso denied members of the APC Legacy everything. If you were not a member of Kwankwasiyya you would not get anything. This is the same thing he wants repeated in the PDP today. If you are not a member of the Kwankwasiyya group he will never consider you. I said earlier when he returned to the PDP that we hoped we received a reformed Kwanwkaso. Now, he has vindicated; he is not reformed. Unfortunately, the PDP national body is more disposed to Kwankwaso than Shekarau, Wali and Gwarzo.“
              We are waiting for an official communication from the national body of the PDP. We only read its decision on the pages of the newspapers, so we are waiting for the PDP to communicate to us officially, upon which we will take the issue to our people to decide for the next line of action we should take.”However, Alhaji Haruna Umar Doguwa, Kwankwaso’s political ally, disputed the rumour that his boss was trying to take over the PDP in Kano, noting that people had misunderstood the whole issue.Doguwa said: “I was part of the four meetings that were held, and there was no resistance on the part of Shekarau, Wali and Gwarzo. Kwankwaso did not attend the meeting at all. What actually happened was that when the issue of 51 per cent was raised at the meeting, the three stakeholders inquired about the authenticity or otherwise of the claims, and that’s all.”On the stoppage of registering members of Kwankwasiyya, Doguwa also dispelled the allegation, noting, “Even today (yesterday), some members of Kwanwkasiyya will collect their membership cards in Rimingado Local Government Area of the State. I am not aware of any order to stop the registration of our members into the PDP. There is nothing like that to the best of my knowledge.”

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Ex-Lagos CPC gubernatorial candidate, Mumuni under pressure to contest against Tinubu

             A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, Ambassador Abayomi Mumuni is under pressure to declare his intention to contest the Lagos Central Senatorial District against Senator Oluremi Tinubu.Though Senator Tinubu has not formally declared her intention to return to the upper chamber, many of her supporters, including some party leaders, have endorsed her re-election bid for the third term. The decision, our correspondent gathered, has however been condemned by Mumuni, who vowed to contest against Tinubu during the state primary election of the APC later this year.It would be recalled that the 2011 gubernatorial candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) had bemoaned the unilateral decision of some of the APC party leaders to endorse Tinubu’s 3rd term bid “at the expense of other interested party members”.
            Mumuni, while speaking on the purported endorsement, accused the leadership of the defunct ACN in the current ruling party of not respecting the merger which they signed before the 2015 general elections. He also alleged that members of the defunct CPC in Lagos have been marginalised and abandoned at the State and National levels.Mumuni said he believes he could have defeated Senator Tinubu in 2011 if he had not jettisoned the senatorial ticket for the gubernatorial slot in the interest of President Buhari.He said, “But I changed my intention because there was no governorship candidate for the defunct CPC in the South West, except Barrister Shittu in Oyo State. With me, we were the only two CPC gubernatorial candidates that supported President Buhari’s bid to become Nigeria’s President. My withdrawal from the senatorial election gave Asiwaju’s wife an edge in the election.“My mandate has always been the Lagos Central Senatorial District, which is my constituency. I am a son of the soil. I contested against Obanikoro and Ade Dosumu in 2003 and 2007. Come 2019, there are no two ways to it, I am going to contest against her and I will defeat her in the primaries.
          Even if I don’t get the ticket, we will go back to CPC and I will still defeat her.”It was gathered that since Mumuni expressed his readiness to challenge Senator Tinubu, he (Mumuni) has been under pressure by his supporters to declare his ambition and start campaigning in earnest for the 2019 general elections.A source at one of the meetings said some party bigwigs in the state have been begging him (Mumuni) to run against Tinubu.Mumuni, in one of the meetings in Lagos, was also reportedly advised to leave the party if he does not win the primary election against Tinubu. They assured him of their unwavering support to wrestle power from Tinubu in her bid to seek the third term at the Senate.The source said, “Mumuni is a phenomenon. His influence cuts cross Nigeria, and it is certain he would defeat Senator Tinubu at the primaries. If he doesn’t get the ticket, we will support him to wherever he goes. He is our leader and we are ready to return to our former party, CPC once he is ready.“Some of his South-South friends have volunteered to sponsor the printing of no fewer than 250 big banners, to be mounted across the 5 local governments, 8 LCDAs and 170 wards in Lagos Central, in preparation for Mumuni’s declaration”, an APC chieftain and former CPC member disclosed.



Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: ROYALPIZZLE Empire Entertainment just signed a New upcoming Artist

           Noon today, the Management of Royalpizzle Empire Entertainment signed a new member into the ever results oriented and Upcoming Entertainment brands in the University of Ilorin.The CEO of the Entertainment brand reached PIZZLE media and disclosed the news to him. "Royalpizzle Empire Entertainment officially has an "RnB/Afro Pop, named Joseph Oluwatobi Isaac, and popularly known as IssacTobey". He hails from Kwara State and is also a student of the better by far University.
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Monday, August 20, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

You can’t return Imo to PDP, Okorocha replies Atiku

…face your challenges, ex-VP toldFormer Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has come under attack over his threat to lead the effort by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to take back Imo State in 2919.The State Governor, Rochas Okorocha advised the former Vice President and PDP Presidential aspirant to face his challenges and not leave Imo politics alone.Governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, described Atiku’s statement as an empty threat that can never be achieved.According to the statement, “the former Vice President leave Imo and Governor Rochas Okorocha alone and face his worrisome challenges”.The statement also added that the governor will defeat the former VP in any election, even in his home state of Adamawa.It added that, ” and if he does not know, Governor Rochas Okorocha will defeat him in any part of the Country including his Adamawa State in any election involving two of them. He does not therefore have what it takes to lead any struggle that will return the PDP to power in the State or the Country in 2019. That promise was a false one”.It continued that, “the former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was in Owerri for a meeting with the stakeholders of the PDP in the State over his presidential ambition.“While meeting with the PDP Stakeholders in the State, he was reported to have told them that he would lead the struggle for the PDP to take over Imo and Nigeria in 2019. He also tried to run down the governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and his government.“What we do not take from anybody is blackmail against the government of Rochas Okorocha. We would do our best to set the record straight. The former Vice-President would have done his meeting without scratching the governor and the government he heads in the State. And that is where we come in”.

The statement also read, “the former Vice-President therefore leave Imo and Governor Rochas Okorocha alone and face his worrisome challenges. And if he does not know, Governor Rochas Okorocha will defeat him in any part of the Country including his Adamawa State in any election involving two of them. He does not therefore have what it takes to lead any struggle that will return the PDP to power in the State or the Country in 2019. That promise was a false one.“To say the least, that promise of returning Imo to PDP was very deceitful knowing full well that in 2011 Rochas ran on the ticket of APGA that had no structure on ground and defeated an incumbent PDP governor with a very wide margin. In 2015, he took the soul of APGA to merge with other parties to form APC and defeated two powerful Candidates of PDP and APGA, even with the PDP Candidate having the Federal might behind him. Interestingly Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was not in exile when all these happened.“Imo PDP is dead. The monumental achievements of Governor Okorocha in less than eight years have destroyed the Imo PDP because the Party has no claim again to make before Imo people.“When PDP was in power in the State the Imo Airport was an eyesore, but today it has become an International Cargo Airport with all the facilities available and Courtesy of Rochas Okorocha’s administration. The former Vice-President would have demonstrated statesmanship by commending Rochas Okorocha for that feat”.Furthermore, the statement pointed out that, “all the flyovers and tunnels Alhaji Atiku passed through in Owerri were not there when the PDP was in power for twelve years. The twelve and eight – lane roads the former Vice President saw in Owerri when he came were not there when the PDP held sway. The free education that has raised the school population of the State from 381,000 in 2011 to over one million in 2017, was not also there under the PDP.“Beyond the noise of few power seekers in the State, Imo people are on the side of Governor Okorocha because of the large extent he has developed the State. The projects are available for verification. Let Atiku ask the PDP in the State to publish their achievements for the twelve years they governed the State and let Rochas publish his achievements for the less than eight years he has been on seat, and the former VP will discover that PDP in the State is a goner.“And that is the reason all those who made the Party thick in the State have all left to join either APGA or APC. Today, all the former guber aspirants in the PDP are doing so in APGA including Chief Ikedi Ohakim. They have left the PDP for two people.“So, the former Vice-President should have told the remnants of the PDP in the State to bear with the situation they have seen themselves instead of raising their hope by promising them that he would lead the struggle that will return the Party to power in the State. And on our part, we do not need to struggle for APC to sustain its hold on Imo since Imo people shall Continue to vote for the party.”



Sunday, July 29, 2018

Sunday, July 29, 2018

MUSIC Music : Hassan-Hassan – Happy

HAPPY -PRESS RELEASE At the risk of sounding obvious, #HAPPY is a song with a rhythm that will release dopamine into your nervous system.In the wake of singing and composing the official #Kwara@50 theme song, Musician, OAP, Actor and versatile entertainer; Hassan-Hassan Popularly known as Baba Tee. releases this single from his forthcoming album.

True to the title, the lyrics are about making you smile, laugh & ‘happy’.Hassan Hassan beautifully sings the names of happiness-peddlers in form of renowned comedians. Hassan-Hassan Happy  produced by Double-Tee.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

LAUTECH Governing Council approves increment in tuition fees

    The Governing Council of Ladoke Akinola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, has approved the increment in tuition fees of students of the university from 100 Level to 400 Level.
   This was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary of the Council, J. A Agboola, and made available to ROYALPIZZLE_MEDIA HUB via the Union of Campus Journalists, LAUTECH, on Friday.
  According to the release, the decision was reached at the 133rd governing council meeting which held on Thursday, July 5. The council decided that the hike will take effect from the 2018 / 2019 academic session.
   Medical, Nursing and Biomedical students have been billed to start paying N300,000, Engineering student billed for N250,000 and students of the Faculties of Agricultural Sciences, Basic Medical Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Applied Sciences will pay N200,000. The new fee is against the N63,500 for indigenes and N72,500 for non-indigenes returning students.
  The present 100 level students paid N120,000 for indigenes and N150,000 for non-indigenes as part of the resolution of the institution after the university strike that lasted for months.
When contacted by ROYALPIZZLE_MEDIA HUB,  the Public Relations Officer of the university, Lekan Fadeyi, did not deny nor affirm the approval of new fee payment. Rather, he told our reporter to reach out to the council.
. Meanwhile, a top official of the university, who spoke under condition of anonymity, told our correspondent in a telephone interview he has been earlier briefed about the decision of the council. “I also saw the release this morning. Although, the VC earlier said the issue was raised at the governing council meeting”, he said.
Meanwhile, several reactions have followed the development from students as they tagged the decision of the university as an “illicit act”.“The truth is that more than 70 per cent of the students can’t afford it and the other 30 per cent will struggle to pay it. The ones, whose parents are staff of the institution aren’t left out either,” a female student who asked not to be mentioned because of fear of victimisation said.Another student, Kazeem Alli, told PREMIUM TIMES that the university “is calling for another strike”.“The university is only calling for crises again because students will protest this inhumane policy. We’ve heard about this earlier and we are ready to combat it,” he said.



Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sunday, July 22, 2018

KWASU Extends Post UTME Registration By A Week, Gives Aspirants Important Notice

This is to inform all prospective candidates seeking admission into KWASU that, our Pre- Admission screening for 2018/2019 session has been extended for the next one week.The portal will be reopened for candidates who have chosen KWASU as first choice and those who have not but interested must go to JAMB website to change to KWASU as their first choice.
 After registration on KWASU’s website, prospective candidates seeking admission are expected to undergo Pre- Admission screening which involves certificate and citizenship verification and the second screening exercise involving medical and character screening to ascertain their fitness to undergo undergraduate training in KWASU.
It should be noted that only candidates who meet our minimum standard in the two stages of our screening exercise will be screened for admission into KWASU.Specifically, UTME candidates who fail to score a minimum of 180 in JAMB would not be considered for admission into the University. In addition, candidates who fail to make KWASU their first choice University would not be admitted into KWASU even if they meet our admission requirement.
All candidates are also to note that, if it is discovered, at any time during their Academic pursuit in the University that they have used results suspected to have been forged to gain admission into the University, such students will be summarily expelled from the University in line with the University laws.All candidates are hereby advised to note and adhere strictly to above instructions.

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Adeleke wins Osun PDP gov primary, to face Oyetola

The Peoples Democratic Party ’s member representing Osun West Senatorial District at the National Assembly , Ademola Adeleke has won the PDP governorship ticket for the September 22 governorship election in the state with 1 ,569 votes.He defeated the Chairman of Mutual Assurance, Dr . Akin Ogunbiyi, his closest rival, who initially scored 1 ,559 votes at the first count .
 Ogunbiyi’s votes increased to 1 ,562 after they were recounted.A former Secretary to the Osun State Government, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, scored 52 votes while a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Nathniel Oke , polled three votes. A total of 56 votes were rejected.Adeleke will contest the governorship election with the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola .Some of the aspirants announced their withdrawal from the governorship primary before the exercise , which was held at the premises of GMT Hotel and Events Centre , started .Some of the aspirants , who announced their withdrawal from the governorship primary , were Prof. Adeolu Durotoye, a former Minister of Youth Development, Olasunkanmi Akinlabi and Felix Ogunwale .Other aspirants , who equally withdrew their participation , included Chief Lere Oyewunmi , former Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly , Adejare Bello, and Ayoade Adewopo.The Chairman of the Osun State PDP Governorship Electoral Panel, Seriake Dickson, had a hectic time as he was almost on his feet throughout the duration of the voting, which ended at 7 .30pm.Dickson, who is the Bayelsa State Governor, had earlier in his speech said the delegates would pick the most popular aspirant as the flagbearer of the party in the governorship poll holding on September 22, stressing that the panel would not tamper with the wish of the people.
 He said , “This exercise will be free , fair, transparent and credible. The delegates will pick the candidate of the party . We won’t tamper with the wish of the people.”Security agents had to fire tear gas canisters at the crowd towards the evening when some hoodlums, outside the venue , were said to have attempted to force their way inside .


Sunday, July 22, 2018

Unpaid salaries responsible for Fayemi’s victory, says NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress has attributed the election of Kayode Fayemi as Ekiti State Governor to the failure of the outgoing administration in the state to pay workers’ salaries and benefits.The congress therefore admonished the incoming administration to settle workers salaries and pension immediately it was sworn in.
 The NLC President , Ayuba Wabba , in a congratulatory message to Fayemi in Abuja on Saturday , stated that Fayemi ’s election was a reflection of the popular wishes of the people and their appreciation of the work he started when he was governor of the state .Wabba counseled the new governor against vilifying or going after his predecessor , adding that he should rather complete the work he started in his first tenure.The NLC boss stated that Fayemi should use the opportunity of his second coming to render higher and greater service to the people of Ekiti State “ who have kept faith with you in spite of everything .”He said , “Few , if any, suffered the level of government- engineered vilification and witch - hunt aimed at frustrating your bid for a second term in office. That you won this election in spite of these obstacles or frustration should be a source of joy and pride to you and your esteemed supporters .“ We believe that the non- payment of workers salary and pension by the outgoing government was enough reason for the vote of no confidence by the people.
“ We are confident that one of your first executive actions upon your inauguration would be to clear the backlog of salaries and pension owed Ekiti workers .”The congress President said the people would hold the new governor to his promises , adding that the NLC would not do any differently .