Saturday, 22 July 2017

Music: Rappon - Lavida Loca Ft. Dj Cookey @rapponofficial

Fast rising artist Rappon who already have a mixtape album (Welcome To Karma to his name is out with an official single titled Lavida Loca, a blend of highlife and hiphop. Produced by "PK" and mastered by "GRANDMIX" Lavida loca is a jam that has all the qualities of becoming a massive hit. Download and listen..

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Carl Ikeme Shares New Photo From His Hospital Bed

Super Eagles of Nigeria and Wolves goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, shared this happy photo of himself from his hospital bed and captioned it: 'Still happy, Still Grateful'

The 31-year-old footballer who plays as a goalkeeper is battling with acute leukemia.
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Tiwa Savage shares lovely photos of son Jamil as he turns 2

 Tiwa Savage's son,Jamil turned two today and the proud mama shared lovely photos to celebrate him .She wrote "
This time two years ago I experienced a miracle 🙏🏿


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PHOTO: Rochas Okorocha Makes 305 Youths Millionaires

Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has em­powered 305 youths from the 305 wards across the 27 local government areas of the state with the sum of One Million Naira (N1 million) each, instantly transforming them into millionaires.

“I declare myself the grand patron of all the Youth Million­aires”, Governor Okorocha de­clared during a brief cheque-hand-over ceremony at the government house in Owerri on Thursday, July 13.

According to him, the ‘One Million Naira’ largesse was to encourage the youths to suc­ceed and begin to contribute to the progress and prosperity of the state and the country. He assured the beneficiaries of his assistance towards making sure that they prosper in their business endeavors.

“Henceforth if you encounter problems in running your var­ious businesses you should feel free to consult me by channeling your difficulties through the Chief of Staff.

My dream is to make sure that in the next one year your story will change for better”, he told the elated youth millionaires.

Okorocha, according to a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwue­meodo, disclosed that the ges­ture was in line with his dream to reduce the poverty rate in the state to 5percent from the current 14percent.

The governor gave a brief outline of his administration’s efforts to uplift the poor in the state: “We have employed ten young graduates from each of the 305 wards totaling 3050. We have empowered ten women in each of the wards with N100,000 also totaling N305million. And today, we have given One Million Naira each to 305 youths. Those in school are enjoying our free education programme. We are determined to give poverty a deadly blow in the state”.

Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mr. Ashankeo­nye Obioma Francis pledged the allegiance and support to the governor and his develop­ment efforts in the state, assur­ing that they would succeed in whatever venture they use the money for.
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PHOTOS: Mother And Daughter Killed In Lagos Building Collapse

A mother and her daughter have been found dead after an uncompleted building located at Seidu Ekeleji Street, Alaro, Meiran in the Agbado - Oke Odo area of Lagos, collapsed today.

It was gathered that the woman and her children were washing clothes in the building, when it collapsed on them this afternoon.  Lagos state Emergency Management Agency LASEMA and RRS officials have already rescued one person from the rubbles, and also working to rescue more occupants of the building who are trapped under.
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OAP Toke Makinwa Shows Off Her Sitting Room

Popular OAP, Toke Makinwa is back home for awhile after her "On Becoming" and Ciroc ambassadorial tours.

Toke Makinwa shares pictures of her sitting room and shows us her dogs.

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2019: Inside PDP’s Plans To Topple APC

The acrimony in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last two years, occasioned by the protracted leadership tussle between Senators Ahmed Makarfi and Ali Modu Sheriff had, to a great extent, compelled many optimists and die-hard supporters of the party to give up. However, the recent Supreme Court judgment did not only rekindle hope in the PDP, but gave its handlers the confidence to write-off the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) long before the 2019 election year.

Leaders of the PDP have in the last few days rolled out plans that would help them win in 2019 as evidenced in the confidence they exuded shortly after the Supreme Court judgment that settled their protracted crisis.

They made many collective proclamations and individual statements on how they would recapture power from the APC.

Though the PDP leaders have made public some of the strategies they would adopt to unseat the APC, they nonetheless, for the sake of expediency, kept other tricks very close to their chests.

It was gathered that PDP handlers would between now and election time work tirelessly to revive its comatose structures across the country, bring back key elders, senior officials and members that defected to other parties.

This, it was further learnt, would be achieved by deploying facts and figures in convincing Nigerians that the ruling APC is not actually what it said it was before 2015.

Most importantly, the PDP will weed out elements who were allegedly planted by the ruling APC to cause confusion within its ranks.

Sources within the party said some of the strategies they would use will only be unveiled as the political temperament progresses ahead of 2019, just like what the APC did between 2013 and 2014 ahead of the 2015 elections.

The aggressive manner which the PDP is trying to rediscover itself is evident in the way many of its leaders who hitherto disappeared from the political scene suddenly resurfaced with much confidence. They all regained their voices shortly after the Supreme Court which upheld Senator Makarfi as national chairman.

Already, people like the acclaimed national leader of the party, ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Senator Makarfi, Chief Olabode George and the chairman of the Board of Trustees, Senator Walid Jibrin, have all said a lot to renew hope in the minds of their followers that indeed, there would be another opportunity for the PDP.

They all  found relief when the three-man panel of justices at the Supreme Court stated that in the course of the two year dispute, Sheriff had displayed an “infantile desperation to remain in power” which was not legally his.

Sheriff had filed 10 different suits in different courts within one year in his bid to remain in power, an act the Supreme Court said would only gather dust in judicial archives.

On the day the Supreme Court announced the final judgment, many PDP leaders thronged to the court in Abuja. They included former governors of Jigawa and Kano, Sule Lamido and Ibrahim Shekarau; governors Ayo Fayose and Nyesom Wike of Ekiti and Rivers States, deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Olabode Bode George, Emeka Ihedioha Ben Obi and Dayo Adeyeye and Professor Jerry Gana were all at the Supreme Court and later at the PDP secretariat, signifying a new realignment for the party.

Jonathan, who had distanced himself from serious politicking, also said PDP is now back.

What PDP leaders did before the judgment

Sources said Jonathan and other leaders  had endless sleepless nights when the PDP case reached the apex court considering the fact that Sheriff, the embattled chairman of the party, had won in many of the cases in High Courts and the Appeal Court.

“He (Jonathan) was really disturbed because he doesn’t want to be made a laughing stock on the grounds that the PDP fell under his watch,” a source in the PDP said.

“Though the ex-president did not directly try to influence the judgment at the Supreme Court in any way, he directed some of the best legal brains working for him to put heads together with Makarfi’s lawyers in order not to have a miscarriage at the apex court,” he said.

“President Jonathan was actually disturbed because Sheriff had cursed and disparaged almost everyone in the PDP. At a time, he walked out on Jonathan and later issued a statement asking anyone not satisfied with his leadership to leave the PDP and form another one. So, we were able to argue our case very well at the Supreme Court and judgment favoured us,” he said.

In several twits on his Twitter handle a few minutes after the judgment, Jonathan removed the veil on his shoulders to re-launch himself firmly in the PDP by calling on former members of the party that defected over the leadership crisis to return “home.”

 “I thank God for this day of Justice and may God bless Nigeria,” he said.

Another apparent advantage for the PDP is that most of its leaders do not see the issue of zoning its presidential candidate as a problem.

At its Port Harcourt convention in 2016 which was contested by Sheriff but upheld by the Supreme Court, the PDP leaders had adopted the report of the Senator Ike Ekweremadu-led committee which zoned the party’s presidential ticket to the North and the national chairmanship position to the South.

And in the last one week, PDP leaders held four major meetings and resolved many contentious issues.

The meetings included the expanded caucus meeting, the caucus meeting, the BoT meeting and the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.

At the end of the meetings, leaders of the party resolved to hold a non-elective convention in August this year.

The National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said they would use the special non-elective convention to settle all the constitutional matters.

 Sources said there is the likelihood for the tenure of the Makarfi-led caretaker committee to be extended. This, according to the sources, is to enable it organize a convention that will usher in new elected leaders for the party.

Other areas which the PDP leaders harped include discipline and impunity, two areas which pundits said affected the party in 2015 when many of its vibrant followers were frustrated.

The NEC meeting held recently proposed amendments in the party’s constitution that will deal with issues of discipline, internal democracy and administrative bottlenecks.

The Makarfi-led caretaker committee had during one of the meetings announced what it called “amnesty” for the Sheriff group.

In a separate interview, Makarfi, who sounded very serious, said a line had been drawn, meaning that any member who erred again after the Supreme Court judgment would face the wrath of the law.

Political solution may prove tough

While there is evidence of sanity in the PDP, the Makarfi committee would have to contend with recalcitrant members and this would only be resolved through political massaging.

For instance, The South West faction of the PDP loyal to Sheriff has defected to the Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN).

The faction, which  has representation in all the six states of the South-west, said the alleged inflammatory statements of the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, and removal of the names of some of the leaders of the party in the region at recent meetings held in Abuja, were responsible for their decision to leave the PDP.

The South-west chairman of the faction and former PDP chairman in Ondo State, Hon. Ebenezer Alabi, said they resolved to leave the party for Governor Fayose and his cohorts.

“We believe in the judiciary and we had intention of cooperating with the Makarfi group before they started making inflammatory comments. They said they wanted to give us amnesty as if we were Boko Haram or militants,” he said.

Sheriff also proved defiant in a statement he issued after the various meetings held by the party which he did not attend.

In a statement by his spokesman, Bernard Mikko, Sheriff, who sounded as if he is still the chairman of the party, called on his supporters to remain in the PDP until it was returned to the grass roots.

Bigwigs who quit PDP that must return

Many PDP chieftains have left the party and while some might likely return in the event realignment in the APC did not favour them, others must be cajoled to have soft spot for it even if they would not return.

Prominent politicians that are no longer in the PDP include former president Olusegun Obasanjo, former vice president  Atiku Abubakar, former PDP national chairman Alhaji Bamanga Tukur,  former governors Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (Kano), Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto), Joshua Dariye (Plateau), Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia), Isa Yuguda (Bauchi) and Saminu Turaki (Jigawa).

Incumbent governor Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and Samuel Ortom (Benue) were all members of the PDP before they defected to the APC at the height of electioneering.

Others that defected include former Senate President Ken Nnamani, former governor of the old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, Senator Nelson Effiong (Akwa Ibom South), Senator Andy Uba (Anambra South), former PDP national chairman, Chief Barnabas Gemade, former governor of Edo State Oserheimen Osunbor, former deputy governor of Jigawa State Alhaji Ahmed Mahmud Gumel and Senator Muhammad Baban Beta among many others.

Thousands of PDP followers across the 37 states of the federal have defected and would need to be convinced to return to make it strong ahead of 2019.

But the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, said they are not afraid.

“Makarfi or Ali-Modu Sheriff is no threat to us, we are looking at the institution and not the person. The PDP is a party that institutionalised corruption and failed to handle the security of the nation,” he said.
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PHOTOS: Lady Dies In Fatal Accident In Akwa Ibom

A Nigerian lady,Akwa Ima,who is set to wed has died in fatal accident in Ikot Ekpene.Her friend Esther took to Facebook to mourn her and wrote...

'My friends, today is another sad day for ACTION, have never been this sad In my whole life, Akwa Ima, instead of me coming to your marriage, I am preparing to come to your burial today being 22/7/2017, 2day is a day I will never forget In my life, Goodbye my sister, goodbye my friend goodbye the beautiful one, goodbye a friend in need /indeed, Action will forever miss you. I Hrt u. Rest in peace, May God accept your soul in Jesus name AMEN'.


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Lagos LG Elections: APC Wins Ambode's Polling Unit

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has won both the Chairmanship and Councillorship elections in Ward A6 polling Unit 033 located in Ogunmodede College, Papa Epe where the State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode voted this morning.

At the end of counting of the votes cast, the results showed that the APC polled a total of 299 votes for the Chairmanship election as against one polled by the Labour Party and zero vote polled respectively by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and Accord Party.

For the Councillorship election in the unit, the APC polled a total of 293 votes as against One polled by Labour Party and zero polled by PDP.

In the second polling unit in the ward, APC polled 298 votes for the Chairmanship election as against zero vote polled by the PDP and Labour.

Also in the councillorship election, APC polled 300 votes while the PDP, Labour and Accord Party all polled zero vote.
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PHOTO: Girl Arrested By Police In Imo For Kidnapping & Robbery

The Imo State Police Command has apprehended a 19-year old girl, Chidimma Nwoke and a 40-year-old bus driver with Peace Mass Transport Company, Samuel Nkemjika for allegedly taking part in kidnapping and armed robbery activities.

The state commissioner of police, Chris Ezike told our correspondent that the bus driver, an indigene of Bende Local Government Area in Abia State who used his bus in abducting his victims was arrested in Onitsha, Anambra State.

Nkemjika who confessed to the crime, said he got N200,000 from the N2m ransom which his gang made from their kidnap operations .

In another development, 19-year-old girl, Nwoke, a native of Umuaka in Njaba Local Government Area of the state was nabbed by the operatives of the command together with her two male gang members .

Ezike disclosed that the gang was notorious and specialised in robbing motorcyclists and traders at gun point.

Ezike said that luck ran against the gang when they robbed a victim which forced the police to swing into action and arrested the three-man gang, immediately.

He said that the two motorcycles which the gang used in robbing their victims, one locally made shot gun with three live cartridges were recovered as exhibits from the gang.

Ezike asserted that his command had tightened all loopholes, adding that the major reshuffle he made at the command recently was yielding positive results.

The female robber said that she had got N45,000 from her gang in five operations.
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