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27 May 2018

Liverpool Striker Salah Could Miss The World Cup...See Details (See Heartbreaking Photos)

The Egypt international is now a major doubt for the 2018 World Cup after he suffered a dislocated shoulder in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.
Mohamed Salah’s Champions League final ended in heartbreak on Saturday evening, as the Liverpool forward suffered a game-ending injury in the first-half against Real Madrid.

It was later announced that the 25-year-old had suffered a dislocated shoulder, an injury which could rule him out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Salah landed awkwardly on his shoulder after a challenge from Real captain Sergio Ramos, with the Spanish defender appearing to keep hold of the Egyptian’s arm as they tumbled to the ground.

But exactly how bad is the injury and when will Salah likely be back at full fitness?

WHAT IS A SHOULDER DISLOCATION?

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. But because of this, it is also at increased risk for instability due to athletically-induced trauma.

The NHS website states: “A dislocated shoulder happens when your upper arm pops out of your shoulder socket.

“The shoulder is one of the easiest joints to dislocate because the ball joint of your upper arm sits in a very shallow socket.”

Dislocated shoulders result in immediate pain as well as an inability to move the arm.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT FOR SALAH?

The Egyptian international was assessed by Liverpool’s medical team on the pitch and deemed not fit to continue.

He will now travel to hospital where he will undergo an x-ray which will confirm the presence and direction of the dislocation.

An x-ray will also reveal whether or not Salah has suffered any other fracture. If he has, his spell on the sidelines will be significantly extended.

SO HOW LONG WILL HE BE OUT?

That’s the million dollar question. The NHS say that a dislocated shoulder can take 12-16 weeks to recover from.

“A dislocated shoulder takes between 12 and 16 weeks to heal after the shoulder has been put back into place.”

The World Cup begins in just over two weeks’ time, in 18 days. Egypt’s first match, against Uruguay, takes place on the second day of the tournament.

Salah will obviously receive world-class treatment and there is a possibility that it is not a severe dislocation.
But it would appear very unlikely he will return to any form of training within the next two weeks.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher suffered a dislocated shoulder in the 2010/11 season and was ruled out for two-months.

WILL HE TRAVEL TO THE WORLD CUP?

Egypt will likely take Salah to Russia regardless.

But the odds of the Premier League’s top goalscorer making it onto the pitch appear slim at this stage.


Source: Independent UK

IG under attack over failure to withdraw VIPs’ police aides

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has come under heavy attacks from Nigerians over his failure to withdraw policemen attached to some ‘very important persons’, especially politicians and other private-sector players, who are not constitutionally entitled to have policemen as aides.

It was gathered on Saturday that thousands of policemen were still guarding former political office holders, including ex-senators, former governors, and ex-House of Representatives members, as well as businessmen who were enjoying police protection at the expense of the public.

The IG had announced the withdrawal of the policemen on March 19 and gave April 20 as the deadline, but checks showed that the majority of the personnel had yet to return to their respective commands, a month after the deadline expired.

The announcement followed a disclosure that about 80 per cent of policemen were working as security guards to prominent Nigerians.

Apart from those attached to politicians and other VIPs, our correspondent learnt that many zonal commands and formations had surpluses of policemen who were not engaged in core policing duties.

A source explained that each of the 36 state governors also had at least 200 policemen attached to them.

One of our correspondents further gathered that many policemen on duty at police colleges in Lagos, Jos, Enugu, Kano, and in other police institutions across the country, are redundant as they don’t perform core policing duties.

On why the IG did not withdraw the policemen from the VIPs, a senior officer said, “The IG would not withdraw the policemen from VIPs because he doesn’t want to be blamed in case something untoward happens to any of them. That is why he said the VIPs should revalidate,” the officer explained.

But security experts and a civil rights group condemned the IG for failing to withdraw the policemen from individuals who are not entitled to them, describing it as unfortunate.

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights described the non-withdrawal of police escorts from VIPs as unfortunate, alleging that the police authorities and individuals made money from such postings.

We’ve withdrawn policemen from VIPs —Force headquarters

Meanwhile, the police authorities said they had withdrawn policemen attached to VIPs and other individuals not constitutionally entitled to police personnel.

The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Jimoh Moshood, said the police orderlies had been withdrawn from those who were not entitled to them, noting that some of them were redeployed to various patrol and investigation units.

He could however not provide the number of withdrawn personnel adding that the figures were still being collated.

“We have withdrawn the policemen from those who are not entitled to them, but I cannot give you the number of those that have been withdrawn now because the figure is still being collated nationwide,” Moshood said on Saturday.

Investigations by SUNDAY PUNCH however indicated that many private individuals were still going about with police orderlies.

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So Heartbreaking: Twins Found Dead In A Fridge In Anambra (Graphic Photos)

Male twins based in the South-eastern part of Nigeria were tragically spotted in a lifeless state in their home.
One Facebook user named Ugochukwu Pius has shared the story of the mystery death of some twin boys at Egbu Unuenem Otolo Nwewi, Anambra State.

According to his account, the twins were forced into a refrigerator while the parents organized a search for the missing kids things they were kidnapped.

Their corpses were later discovered after they had passed away. Reports have it that the police is looking into the issue to unravel the circumstances behind their demise.

Ugochukwu Pius wrote:

'My heart  bleeds when I saw this, this morning.
Happening now at Egbu Unuenem Otolo Nnewi, Anambra State. This twins were murdered by unknown person. The kids were forced into the fridge while the parents are busy looking for the kids thinking that they were kidnapped. Quite unfortunate, the parents discover their cops early this morning around 2am in their sitting room, inside their own refrigerator.
May God help this nation.
RIP little kids'

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26 May 2018

Singers, Tekno And Lola Rae Welcome Their First Child Together

From all indications, it appears that Tekno and his on and off girlfriend, Lola Rae who is based in the United Kingdom have welcomed their first child.

Singer Tekno And Lola Rae – who have been dating for a while have welcomed platter of tiny feet.

The Jogodo singer and his lady, Lola Rae welcomed the child in the US hours ago. The sex of the child is not yet known but Tekno was seen confessing his love to her and also commending her for her mental strength.

Tekno’s manager, Ubi Franklin has also confirmed the good news on his Instagram page.

Rachel Akosua Funmilola Garton, professionally known as Lola Rae, is a Nigerian-born singer and dancer of Ghanaian and British descent. She is 27 years old and was born in the Obalende area of Lagos State.

BREAKING NEWS: Real Madrid win Champions League as brilliant Bale sinks Liverpool

It was an epic night, filled with so many different storylines, and unfortunately for Liverpool’s accident-prone goalkeeper, Loris Karius, his part in the story will be remembered just as long as Gareth Bale’s incredible bicycle kick or the sight of Mohamed Salah’s tears.

Bale’s overhead volley, only two minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute, will go straight into the list of greatest all-time goals in a Champions League final and put Madrid on their way to emulating the great Ajax and Bayern Munich of the 1970s by winning this trophy three years in a row.

That, however, tells only part of the narrative from a night when the harsh reality for Liverpool is that Karius was a danger to his own team. His mistake for Karim Benzema to open the scoring was bad enough, but the error that led to Bale’s second goal was possibly even worse. Karius chose a bad night to be so vulnerable and Liverpool will always wonder what might have been if their goalkeeper had not turned the final into a personal ordeal.

Or, indeed, if Salah had not been forced off after only half an hour with a badly damaged left shoulder, an injury that undeniably turned the match in Madrid’s favour.

Salah looked inconsolable and Sergio Ramos had some nerve offering a sympathetic hug on the way off. Ramos may be a fine centre-half but he is also one of the more cynical players in the business, often doing his best work in disguise, and however much he protests his innocence it would be generous, to say the least, to believe this drama was entirely accidental on his part.

That is not to say he set out to leave Salah with an injury that is likely to have ramifications for Salah’s hopes of representing Egypt in the World Cup. But Ramos did, at the very least, take that chance by locking Salah’s right arm and turning him, judo-style, as they lost balance going for the same ball. The television replays hardened the suspicion that it was a calculated move to maximise the impact. Salah landed with a hell of a thud and it was immediately obvious he was in considerable pain. He tried to play on, telling Liverpool’s medical staff that he could continue, but when he sank to the floor a couple of minutes later it was obvious there was no way back. As Salah wept, the Liverpool end fell silent. Or, at least, the incredible noise that had been heard until that point came down several notches.

By half-time, Real Madrid had lost one of their own players to injury. Dani Carvajal could also be seen sobbing uncontrollably, his face buried into the turf as his night ended prematurely. There was no doubt, however, which injury threatened to have the more serious consequences. Salah’s absence was a grievous setback for Liverpool and, plainly, it was not easy for the players to be without the man who has scored 44 times this season and won just about every individual honour going.


Liverpool had started so fearlessly. They were quick to the ball, strong in the challenge and utterly determined to play the game at their pace.

Pressing from another planet, Klopp once called it, and it was rare to see Madrid look as flustered as they did in the opening half an hour. Yet the momentum swung Madrid’s way towards the end of the first half and, for the first time, Madrid started to get on top.

Ultimately, though, it had nothing to do with Salah that Karius made such an appalling mistake and the difficult truth for Liverpool is that they have been warned many times that the team is undermined by the lack of an elite No 1. As goalkeeping mistakes go, this was possibly the worst that has ever been seen on this stage. All Karius had to do when he collected the ball that Kroos had aimed for Benzema was to roll it out to where Trent Alexander-Arnold was waiting to his right. He got it horribly wrong, as if unaware that Benzema was so close, and the striker simply jutted out a boot to intercept the ball and watch it trickle, almost in slow motion, into the exposed goal.

Liverpool’s equaliser came within four minutes from a corner on the right. Milner swung the ball over and when Dejan Lovren won the header Mané, Liverpool’s most dangerous player, was alive in the six-yard area, turning the ball past Keylor Navas with an instinctive finish. Finally, it seemed as though Liverpool had cleared their heads and even when Bale produced his pièce de résistance Mané, in particular, kept threatening, one shot fizzing against the post.

Yet Bale was clearly emboldened by his first goal and when he let fly again from 40 yards the ball swerved in front of Karius and went straight through the goalkeeper’s hands. Madrid might have added more in the final exchanges and there was an incredible moment when Ronaldo was about to shoot only to be interrupted by a pitch invader. Nothing, however, will linger in the memory longer than Bale’s first goal –applauded by the Liverpool fans –and the mistakes of the beaten goalkeeper.

Highlights From 2018 Fashions Finest Africa: Photos And Full List Of Winners

The show has begun as Fashions Finest Africa (FFA) has hosted its first Epic Show in a bid to help improve the Nigerian Fashion Industry.
CEO of Mahogany International Sola Oyebade, popularly known as Mr Mahogany. Photo: Idris Dawodu for Guardian Life



It kicked off earlier today with a fashion conference at the Balmoral Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos themed “Increasing Nigeria’s Participation in the Global Garment Production Industry”. Then, in the evening, the Fashions Finest Africa Awards took place to celebrate those who have made a mark in the fashion industry.
The show’s host, Bolanle Olukanni, also performed beautifully in three looks that embodied a truly stylish Nigerian, a guest at the royal wedding and a celebrity at the Catholic-themed Met Gala.
Here are the awards that were presented at the show. Winners names will be in bold.

Bag Designer of the Year

  • Femi Oyelabi – FemiHandBags
  • Zainab Ashadu – Zashadu
  • O & Eclat – O & Eclat Designs
  • Akaoua Afriye Kumi (Ghana) – AAKS
  • Morin Obaweya- Morin.O
  • Adele Dejak (Kenya) – Adele Dejak

Creative of the Year

  • Obinna Omeruo – Obe Spoke
  • Akhigbe Okhai – Leankid Illustrations
  • Kobby Adu (Ghana) – Kobby Adu
  • Pola Maneli (South Africa) – Pola Maneli
  • Papa Oppong (Ghana) – Papa Oppong

Fashion Show of the Year

  • Glitz Africa Fashion Week (Ghana)
  • Mercedes – Benz Fashion week (South Africa)
  • Swahili Fashion Show (Kenya)
  • Lagos Fashion and Design Week
  • GTBank Fashion Weekend

Accessories Designer of the Year

  • Katherine – Mary Pichulik (South Africa) – Pichulik
  • Laura Nyahuye (Zimbabwe) – AdornU
  • Ashley Heather (South Africa) – Ashley Heather Jewellery
  • Lisa Folawiyo – Lisa Folawiyo
  • Morin Obaweya – Morin O
  • Uzez kulture – Uzez kulture

Stylist of the Year

  • Oluwatosin Ogundadegbe – The Style infidel Studio
  • Empress Jamila (Ghana) – Style by Trey
  • Akosua Vee (Ghana) – Akosua Vee
  • Moashy Styling – Moashy Styling
  • Jeremiah Ogbodo – Swanky Jerry
  • Harvella Styles – Harvella Styles
  • Rhoda Ebun – Rhoda Ebun

Shoe Designer of the Year

  • Temilade Osinfade – T.T Dalk
  • Mikhayel & Mikjagga” Tesfaye (Ethiopia) – Mikhayel & Mikjagga & Tesfaye
  • Nuba Elamin, Lynn & Tetsi Bugaari (Kenya and Uganda) – Bugisi-Ruxx
  • Adebola Martins – Marco Martinez
  • Jide Ipaye – Keexs

Outstanding Contribution to Nigerian Fashion Award

  • Deola Sagoe
  • Agbani Darego
  • Omoyemi Akerele
  • Ziz Cardow
  • Chimamanda Adichie

Model of the year

  • Ayomide Ayodele (Nigeria) – Winner

Womenswear designer of the year

  • Tubo (Nigeria) – Winner

Makeup Artist of the year

  • D’ Artiste Dodos (Nigeria) – Winner

Menswear designer of the year

  • Mai Atafo (Nigeria) – Winner

Fashion magazine of the year

  • Schick Magazine – Winner

Fashion influencer of the year

  • Time Makinwa (Nigeria) – Winner

Fashion icon of the year

  • Deola Sagoe (Nigeria) – Winner

Young designer of the year

  • Emmy Kasbit (Nigeria) – Winner

Designer of the year

  • Lisa Folawiyo (Nigeria) – Winner
The show goes on for two more days on Sunday and Monday, the 27th and 28th of May, 2018 with fashion shows featuring established, new, emerging and student designers. There will be special exhibitions and vendors available to give fashion lovers the opportunity to shop their favourite looks.
Scroll through for more photos from the event.







Nicki Minaj shocks fans as star confirms she's DATING fellow rapper Eminem

Months after saying she hates men, rapper Nicki Minaj has confirmed rumours that she is dating rap god, Eminem.

Th 35-year-old rapper said this as a reply to a fan’s question on her Instagram page where her original purpose was to promote her new single, Big Bank. In response to the fan’s (acie.slaytor) question “You dating Eminem???”, she replied, “Yes”

Recall that she had ended her romance with NAS in December.

Eminem himself has not been in a serious relationship since 2006 when he got a divorce from Kimberly Scott. Although he once stated that it has been tough, he said “dating is not where I’m at lately.

The couple has a history of a studio work where he featured on her track Roman’s Revenge in 2010.

Meanwhile, her album Queen will be out on August 10 and not June 15 as earlier announced.

I was separated from Omoge Campus Aishat for seven years, we never divorced, Husband speaks out

Although the remains of Aisha Abimbola popularly known as Omoge Campus have been laid to rest in Canada, it did not stop her colleagues from holding a candlelight and prayer session for the repose of her soul in Lagos. In a recent chat with Saturday Beatsthe actress’ late husband, Mr. Ibrahim Okunola said that contrary to reports making rounds, he was still legally married to the deceased till her demise.

Okunola said, “It is a lie that we had divorced. We had not lived together for about seven years but we were still legally married till she died. The reason we were separated is a family issue. I would miss her till I die because she was a virtuous mother and a go-getter. I gave her the nickname, Magic Aisha because she had a way of achieving her dreams and goals. She was someone that would give you her shoulder to lean on and her listening ears no matter what you are going through. Even when she was not in my house again, if I had any issue in life, I always called her.”

Also a thespian like his wife, Okunola said that it was his late wife’s wish not to alert the public about her battle with cancer. He said that his hands were tied as he had to respect her wish.

Okunola described his wife as a fighter whom he believed would win the battle against cancer but sadly, she lost the fight. “The late Aisha was my wife and her death has made me very sad. I knew she had cancer but we did not see her death coming. I thought she was going to survive the battle against cancer because she was a fighter and she really fought cancer. Though most people did not know about her ailment, she gave cancer a good fight before she died. She did not tell people that she had cancer because she did not want people to pity her neither did she want to beg the public for money. Aisha was someone that respected my opinion and vice versa. Whenever she said something, I normally agreed with her. We discussed the issue of telling the public about her illness but she refused to open up to the public and I had to respect her opinion.

“The last time I saw her was a week before she travelled out of the country and if I am correct that would be December 23, 2017. She wanted to travel with our children to America and she needed some documents so she asked me to come with the documents she needed because for about seven years, we had not been together but we were still legally married. We actually met in Femi Falana’s office for her to get the documents. After I had given her the required documents, I told her that she looked so lean, the next thing she did was to look at me and begin to weep. I had to comfort her and tell her that I would be with her in America the following year because I believed she was going to survive the illness being the fighter that she was. Sadly, she did not win the battle against cancer,” he said.

Okunola further seized the opportunity to thank his late wife’s boss, Saidi Balogun, for being a strong pillar of support for the family in their time of mourning. “I am also very grateful for the support of The Golden Movies Ambassadors of Nigeria led by Saidi Balogun. They did not only hold a successful candle light and prayer session for my late wife in Nigeria but they stood by our family in our time of grief,” he said.

Don’t leave Lagos alone to tackle developmental challenges, say Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke have raised alarm over the danger of abandoning Lagos State to shoulder the developmental challenges posed by incessant migration from all parts of the country.

Warning that the continued expansion of the 24 million population within a territorial land mass of 923, 773 square kilometres is leading to huge infrastructural deficit that federal allocations and internally generated revenue have not addressed, both urged state governments to create productive economies to stem the drift to Lagos.

Duke spoke at the LEADERSHIP 2017 Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony, organized by Leadership Newspapers, where Ambode, represented by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan received the Governor of the Year Award. Noting that the N1.4trillion budget of the State for 2018 was too meager to fund needed infrastructures, Duke said Lagos needs support. While declaring the conference open, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo advocated that sates must operate as if they are countries.

Meanwhile, the Lagos state government yesterday revealed that about 71 per cent of the over 17,000 private schools in the state are illegal, as they have no approval to operate. Deputy Governor, Idiat Adebule, said only 5105 private schools in the state have approval. She added that the Ambode led government plans to raise the number of Lagos residents that are literate to 95 per cent from 75 per cent. She disclosed that the state has not commenced the school-feeding programme because of the high number of students in the state, which requires a lot of planning.

Furthermore, the state has disbursed a sum of N500m for people living with disabilities, (PLD), who are willing to engage in small-scale trading, subsistence farming and vocation in the state.

President of the Federation Of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), Sariyu Ashiru disclosed this at a Community Life Project Initiative organized by a non-governmental organization, Reclaim Naija in Yaba Local Community Development Area (LCDA) tagged, “How to get Government to know our needs and to provide them effectively”. Ashiru revealed that the money was budgeted under the Lagos State Office for Disabilities Affairs (LASODA) to cater for people living with disabilities and is exclusive to individuals with the LASRA identification card within Lagos.

Goodluck Jonathan Comes For President Buhari

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says he is ashamed that Nigeria is now being used as a negative example in the international community.

He cited recent instances when the Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, mocked the poor state of security in Nigeria and the naira’s weakening status.

Jonathan spoke at the inauguration of the first bridge built by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, on Friday night.

The former President lamented that things were so bad in the country that Nigeria had lost its respect in Africa.

He said, “He (Ghanaian President) said Ghana is not like Nigeria where cattle roam the streets. At another occasion in the United Kingdom, he made scathing remarks about Nigeria’s currency.

“I feel ashamed as a former President that the president of a neighbouring country used Nigeria as negative examples.

“If a neighbouring African president will use Nigeria to make negative examples, then we as leaders must know certain things are wrong in the country. That means we as leaders must change the way we do things.”

The former President, therefore, urged Nigerian leaders to show serious concern, noting that many things had gone wrong in the country.

Jonathan also advised President Muhammadu Buhari to resist pressure to rig the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State and subsequent elections in the country.

He praised the people of Ekiti for their support for the Peoples Democratic Party, urging them to support the youthful candidates of the party in the election.

The party has elected 50-year-old Deputy Governor, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, and 39-year-old Deji Ogunsakin as his running mate.

Jonathan described Fayose as an exemplary leader and loyal party man, who had done the PDP proud in all areas.

He said, “I don’t believe anybody can defeat the PDP in Ekiti if election is going to be held.”

He said, “I use this opportunity to call on Mr. President because I was there before. When you are there, there is so much pressure on you to use your power to subjugate democracy.

“Don’t do that because when you are going; the only thing you leave behind is your good name. If you use it wrongly, posterity will haunt you. I call on Mr. President to use his power to strengthen democracy.”

Jonathan also defended Nigerian youths, saying they were one of the best in the world and should not be branded lazy as recently remarked by Buhari.

“We must encourage young people to work hard. I don’t think Nigerian youths are lazy, I have worked with some of them in my cabinet as governor and president. Nigerian youths are great people with intelligence,” he said.

At the event, Governor Ayodele Fayose said the 77-member election committee raised by the All Progressives Congress for the Ekiti governorship election showed the desperation of the party to win at all costs.

“I will defeat them by the grace of God,” he said.

Oil marketers decry rising robbery attacks on filling stations

Oil marketers, under the aegis of Licensed Petroleum Products Station Owners Association of Nigeria, Rivers State chapter, has expressed worry over rising armed robbery attacks in filling stations almost on a daily basis in various filling station across the state.

Publicity Secretary of the association, Francis Dimkpa, lamented that the bandits operate freely in filling stations without restrain or challenge by the security agencies. Dimkpa said: “We are helpless, as our filling stations are under siege by armed robbers. They raid our filling stations on a daily basis, operating day and night, but especially at night.

“Let me use this opportunity to disabuse the minds of some members of the public who think filling station is a place where cash flows or a financial institution. It is erroneous belief that filling stations have cash.

“Gone are the days when filling station owners keep cash in their stations since the advent of cashless economy or electronic banking system introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).“In spite of this level of awareness of cashless economy, the spate of raid on our filling stations in Port Harcourt and its environs by armed robbers has assumed a worrisome dimension.”

He disclosed that sometimes when the hoodlums come to rob without seeing money, they manhandle the pump attendants, inflict injuries on them and take away their valuables, adding that the ugly trend has not been reported in the media, thereby making it thrive unabated.He called on the state Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed, and other security chiefs in the state to move in and check the wave of armed robbery in filling stations across the state.

He urged the security agencies to, as a matter of urgency, beef up security around filling stations across the state, particularly in Port Harcourt, to stem the rate of crime or completely put an end to it.

Dimkpa said: “Some of our members have reported their experiences to nearby Divisional Police headquarters, yet no action has been taken by the Police to stem this ugly trend. “We want the commissioner of Police and the director, Department of State Service (DSS) to take this security threat seriously and initiate drastic measure to forestall any possible interruption of availability of petroleum products as a result of this crime.”

Ekiti guber: No force on earth can stop Fayemi from being defeated – Fayose boasts

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, on Friday declared that the Nigerian populace were yet to find an alternative to the main opposition party ahead of the 2019 Presidential poll.

He also slammed the standard bearer of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Kayode Fayemi alleging that he never won the 2010 gubernatorial poll but that it was handed to him by the then Justice Ayo Salami on a platter of gold through legal technicalities.

This was just as the National chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus, Governors of Abia, Ikpeazu Okezie, Rivers, Nyesom Wike, Akwa Ibom, Emmanuel Udom, Gombe, Hassan Damkwambo and traditional rulers in Ekiti lauded governor Fayose for his sound performance in erecting giant infrastructural projects in the state.
The governor also denied borrowing money during his three and half years reign in office and debunked allegation by opposition APC that he allegedly borrowed a certain 56 billion Naira.

The governor spoke in Ado Ekiti during the commissioning of the new Governor’s office, an event also attended by former President Dr Goodluck Jonathan.

The Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike did the official commissioning supported by his counterpart in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Emmanuel Udom.

Fayose said: “Nigerians have not found an alternative to PDP and l am sure that they are now regretting.

“I have not committed this state to any bank by one Naira with these many projects that I have done and that I am doing.

” I tell you expressly, 70% percent of the infrastructure in Ekiti have been built by me. Fayemi never won any election in Ekiti. It was Salami who gave him the mandate.”

Pouring encomiums on Fayose, Secondus, said: “When Fayose came in 2014, he turned Ekiti around for good. Not only him, our PDP governors have always been commissioning projects. We are proud of all of you. You are all united and marching forward to reclaim our mandate in 2019, as you have continued to show that you can deliver.

“I believe Nigerians have seen the difference between promise keepers and those who fail to deliver their promises. They promised dolar would reduce to one Naira but today it has gone so high. They promised that petrol would be less than N50 but today it is almost N200.
Nigeria has become a killing field by herdsmen on daily basis.

Governor of Rivers, Wike, who lambasted the APC Federal Government for performing poorly said: ” I don’t associate with those who don’t know what development is all about. Anyone I associate with shows that there is something positive about him. Ayodele Fayose has shown that politics is all about development. Even though they try to distract him and victimize him and refuse to give him his due, he will triumph.”

Taking a critical swipe at Fayemi, he said: “I learnt somebody said he would win Ekiti because of the performance of the President. He should have said that he would win because of what he has been able to do for Ekiti.’

“Anywhere you see PDP all you see is development and programmes to better the lot of our people. Fayose has been able to do this because he believes in the agenda of PDP which is development for the nation.

“We will not commission wheel barrows, no PDP state would go and hire tractors. The kind of laudable projects PDP governors would be commissioning are the concrete ones like this new Governor’s office.

“It is clear that this humble and obedient deputy governor, Prof. Olusola Kolapo, will continue to do the great works of governor Fayose.

“APC are not coming to contest election, the only thing they want to do is to rig election. Let us protect our votes. Don’t give them any chance to rig the elections. Stay till the votes are counted and results declared.

“What will committee of 77 do in Ekiti?

I urge the Federal Government to allow the Jonathan standard to prevail during election. He never rigged the election and he conceded defeat even though he knew there were lapses.”
Wike described former President Goodluck Jonathan as an example of a democrat.

He said: “The former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria knows what democracy is all about, one who never uses his power to imprison opposition leaders and respected the rule of law. One who says no one should shed because of him which is not the case today in Nigeria.”
 
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