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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Breaking: INEC declares Osun election inconclusive


People’s Democratic Party candidate in Osun governorship election won with the poll.


But the figure he got was not enough to earn Adeleke outright win. Votes cancelled far exceeded the difference between the Adeleke and APC candidate, Gboyega Oyetola.


That eventually led to the poll being declared inconclusive.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

2019: I am suited to provide the leadership Nigeria needs - Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he has the capacity to set Nigeria on the right path. 
According to the Senate president, he is suited to provide the leadership the country needs. 
He appealed to PDP governors to stay strong for the masses who depend on them to rescue the countryThe president of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, says he has the capacity to set Nigeria on the path of growth, unity and reconciliation.He made the comment during a visit by the Saraki Campaign Organisation to the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, at the Government House, Port-Harcourt, on Thursday, September 20, Daily Trust reports.


 “The country is in dire need of a leader that will provide unity; a leader that will represent everybody from whatever part of the country that you come from. I think I am suited to provide that leadership.“This is a job that requires all of us to be united and focused. Yes, we have individual ambitions, but at any given time, I am ready to sacrifice that ambition for the party.“I will continue to appeal to the governors that during this critical time, we must stay united. We must stay strong for the masses who depend on us to rescue this country."He further commended the Rivers state governor for his critical leadership to the opposition party, at its most critical moment.In response, Wike urged PDP delegates across the country, not to elect a desperate person as the party’s presidential aspirant.He said: “No desperate person, by the Grace of God, will fly the flag of the party. Anybody who believes that they must be president, you must be afraid of him. You don’t know why they want the Presidency. All of us know that Buhari had wanted to be president. Today, we have seen why he wanted to be president.”
The presidency described Senate President Bukola Saraki as a very dangerous person who can go any length to promote his personal interests.Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, made the statement in Abuja on Thursday, September 20, when reacting to Saraki's recent verbal attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

University Of Ilorin Turns Out 100 First Class Graduates In 2017/2018 Academic Session


      Authorities of University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Today  disclosed that, it had produced 100 first class graduands And a total of 8,919 undergraduates passed for the 2017/2018 academic session. 
      The Convocation Ceremony Is Scheduled To Hold On 23rd Of October At the school stadium.
         This year’s convocation is gonna be different from what we’ve had in the past as it’ll be a day program unlike two day’s that we do have due to the size of our Auditorium. 
        We believe The Main Stadium Is A Better Venue As it can accommodate Everyone.The School Is yet to make any official announcement as at the time of this post.Stay Tuned.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Osun elections: Buhari stops police summon Sen. Adeleke

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris to suspend the investigation of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in next Saturday’s elections in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke, for alleged exam malpractice.


The police yesterday summoned Adeleke and four others to report to the police Special Investigation Panel in Abuja for arraignment in court. He and the other suspects will face a charge of examination malpractice, criminal conspiracy, impersonation, the police said.However, a source in the presidency confirmed to newsmen that Buhari had ordered the police chief to stop the invitation of the PDP candidate until after the September 22 governorship election in the state. “The President has ordered that Adeleke should not be invited until after Saturday’s election,” he said.The Police Public Relations Officer, acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, in a statement invited Adeleke to report to the Special Investigation Panel, Force Headquarters, Abuja immediately for arraignment in court,  Also invited in connection with the case are Mr. Sikiru Adeleke, Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau (Principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Egbedore LGA, Osun State), Mr. Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo (School Staff responsible for the registration of candidates for NECO), Mr. Dare Olutope (School Teacher, who facilitated the commission of the crime).
A statement by the force spokesperson acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, yesterday in Abuja said that the invitation was in connection with alleged examination malpractice, criminal conspiracy, impersonation, breach of duty as well as aiding and abetting.Moshood said the police in Osun on July 21 received and acted on an actionable intelligence about an ongoing examination malpractice involving Sen. Adeleke and Sikiru Adeleke at Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School in the state.He said that when the police arrived at the school, only Sikiru Adeleke was found seated for the examination while Sen. Adeleke’s seat was vacant.The spokesman said that further investigation revealed that both Adeleke and his brother, Sikiru registered and were sitting for the 2017 NECO as internal candidates, impersonating students of the school.“This crime was facilitated by the principal of the school and two other members of staff of the school for which they are under investigation and being charged to court,” he said.He said that the school’s principal, Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau, the staff responsible for registration, Mr Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo, and a teacher, Mr Dare Olutope, were arrested on July 21.The spokesperson said Adeleke was arrested on July 27, while Sikiru Adeleke was arrested on August 8.He alleged that Senator Adeleke made a cautionary statement and admitted that he registered for the 2017 NECO examinations as an internal student in the said school and didn’t sit for the examination. Moshood said that Sen. Adeleke and four others were arrested, investigated, granted bail and will be charged to court.The police said: “The Ojo/Aro 2017 NECO, SSCE school photo album (School’s copy), with Senator Ademola Adeleke and Sikiru Adeleke Photographs in school uniform in the said album.“Senator Ademola Adeleke in the NECO 2017 Result obtained claimed that he was born on 12th June 1997 but in his statement to the Police, Senator Ademola Adeleke wrote 13th May 1960 as his Date of Birth.“The photographs of both Senator Ademola Adeleke and Sikiru Adeleke appearing side by side in the photo album have no NECO stamps on them.“Senator Ademola Adeleke and four others were arrested, investigated, granted bail and being charged to court.“Charges of Examination Malpractice, Criminal Conspiracy, Personation, Breach of Duty, Aiding and Abetting against Senator Ademola Adeleke (PDP Governorship Aspirant in the 22nd September, 2018 Gubernatorial Election in Osun State) and four (4) others namely; MR Sikiru Adeleke, Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau (Principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Egbedore LGA, Osun State), Mr Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo (School Staff responsible for the registration of candidates for NECO), Mr Dare Olutope (School Teacher who facilitated the commission of the crime) have been filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja under the Examination Malpractice Act, CAP E15, 2004 today, Wednesday, 19th September, 2018.Contacted, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said: “ I don’t know anything about that”.
 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

K1, Obesere at war over Ambode

Fuji music exponent, Alhaji Abass Akande Obesere,PK1st, has lampooned fellow fuji musician, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde a.k.a K1 De Ultimate, over his stance on the current crisis that has engulfed ruling APC in Lagos State, describing him as an ingrate who does not always care to bite the fingers that fed him.



Obesere spoke against the backdrop of the recent video released by K1 De Ultimate on Instagram, where he shared his opinion on the best governors Lagos State has ever had, omitting the name of incumbent Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, further stoking the raging fire of controversy that Ambode truly may have fallen out of favour among the stalwarts of the party ahead of the 2019 gubernatorial election in the State.The relationship between the two musicians over the years has not been as cordial as music fans all over the world will expect it to be, while so many questions have been asked to ascertain the cause of their frequent feuds. Speaking on the latest development in a statement made available to E-daily, Alhaji Obesere was quick to place it on record that while he is having nothing personal against his colleague, he is always averse to his uncharitable conduct and dishonest attitude, adding the latest preposterous position and outburst against Ambode in his trying period is a clear testimony that ‘Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde is nothing but a serial betrayal.’He bares it all by going down memory lane: “I want to state clearly that I have nothing personal against Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde but looking back to some of his conducts and attitude over the years, I think I have been proven right to stay away from dealing with him. I don’t like to deal with an ingrate who doesn’t care to bite the fingers that once fed him, “he began defiantly.


"As musicians, we are people’s property and I am free to support anybody that I like but I won’t come out in the open to smear the character of anybody – not to talk of someone I have benefited from in one way or the other. What is happening in Lagos State is pure political issue and should be left to the politicians to resolve. For, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde to suddenly change gears because of the travails of Governor Ambode is not only ungodly, slanderous and disrespectful, but it shows that he is a real traitor. ““You will recall that the same man betrayed our legend in the Fuji Music industry, late Alhaji Ayinde Barrister some years back. He came out in the open to deny the man who was his benefactor and called him all sorts of names. He once rubbished another amongst our highly respected seniors in the business, Alhaji Ayinla Kollington, and I can go on and on to relay some of his past ignoble actions that portrayed him as someone who cannot be trusted.And that exactly has been the crux of our disagreements overtimes. The latest one against Governor Ambode is quite unfortunate and as a stakeholder and someone who doesn’t love to hide his feelings, I think we should all let him know that, what comes around, goes around and what is not good is not good. As public figure s and role models, we should not be seen as people of questionable character who are always running to where our pockets will be served,” a highly disenchanted singer popularly known as PK1st posited.





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.”









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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.







SOURCE: VANGUARD NEWS

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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.”




SOURCE: THE NATION newspaper

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