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17 Feb 2019

Tiwa Savage Announces Break From Music As She Is Dragged Into Tinsel's Osas/Gbenro's Public Fight

Mavins First Lady, Tiwa Savage had an amazing run in 2018 which ended with a bang from her feature in Wizkid's Fever video.

The sultry songstress has however been missing in action this early part of 2019 and has finally opened up to fans about why.
She took to her Twitter page to announce she was taking a little break but promised fans that she had something great coming.

See her post:

She has also been dragged into the trending drama between actress Osas and her husband over abandoning their child.

See some tweets below:


Davido Destroys Lady Who Blasted Him Over Support For PDP

In the past few months, Davido has been in the news for his sudden pro-involvement in politics. The musician even came out a few weeks back to speak on venturing into politics in the nearest future.

A certain lady with the username @t.lolo has taken to her Instagram page to post a video of her replying popular singer  Davido who insulted her. Lady reacts after Davido body-shamed her for criticizing him over his political involvements.
She wrote “Wait so David wants to throw his toys out the pram and snub Wizkid because he didn’t want to sell his vote or sell his soul convincing to vote knowing FULL WELL the candidate is trash. All of us here using our voices to remind people they have a choice and this one just wants to regress. Not everyone should get involved if your influence is going to be used to keep Nigeria where it is.

Davido wrote ” The name is Davido not David, You dont know or you want to know me?? Make I start? You got a list and you know it! ooops. No, as no tits yellow teeth broke ass bitch keep my name out ya mouth, and stop sharing p*ssy around yoy filthy little thing. talking about I sold my soul? Walking around looking like Valeria Levetina. You got your 5 mintutes now bitch you can go back to your jobless no purpose having life! You sick bitch @t.lolo

Actor Gbenro Ajibade Rants Bitterly As He Calls Out His Wife On Social Media

For celebrities, marriage seems to be more tasking for them mostly because of the demands of their job and when a child is also involved.

Celebrity couple, Gbenro Ajibade and Osas Ighodaro, had people gushing over their union several years back because Nigerians felt they were a match made in heaven, seeing as they were co-stars on popular drama series, Tinsel.

However, in recent times, their marriage has been trailed with some perceived tension. The duo had kept mute about the problems in their home until recently when Gbenro took to calling out his wife on social media.

In a series of posts on his Instagram page, the actor seemed to describe his wife as a mother who would go out partying at late hours rather take care of their child.

Gbenro also added that his wife seems to take social media more importantly than her home which is why he aired their family matter in public. The actor added that since he has reached out to both families to talk to his wife to no avail, he hopes her social media family will do the magic.

Gbenro finally gave his wife a final warning as he added that it is not a do or die affair.

Osas is yet to comment publicly on the issue but we hope they settle things amicably.

Nigeria Elections: IG Of Police Gets Warning Over Movement Restriction

Renowned lawyer, Ebun-olu Adegboruwa, on Sunday, condemned the ban by Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on human and vehicular movements for twelve hours from 6am to 6pm for the February 16 elections which did not hold.
He said even after it became clear that the elections will not hold as scheduled, the restriction was not lifted officially, forcing some people to stay indoors, contrary to the express provisions of the Constitution and other laws, guaranteeing freedom of movement to all citizens.

In a statement, Ebun-olu Adegboruwa said, by law, it is beyond the powers of the Inspector-General of Police to forcefully keep people at home because of elections, since there is no law in force in Nigeria presently, authorising such unlawful restriction of movement.

Election Postponement: You’re Shedding Crocodile Tears, PDP Chieftain Hits Buhari and Party

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State, Prince Saka Oyedeji Mabro has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, over the postponement of Saturday election, saying their reactions over the development were sheer crocodile tears.

He alleged that the presidency and APC were privy to the action of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for covert intention and parochial interests, adding that such “connivance” had met a brick wall in whatever means he could have been conceived.

Mabro further chided President Buhari for staging a comic relief by his statement, where he expressed disappointment in the electoral body over the sudden postponement, as he accused him of double standards.
The PDP stalwart opined that the body language of the ruling party does not suggest any support for credible polls and democratic governance, accusing APC of being desperate to hold on to power through any means possible.

He lambasted the Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomole of being divisive in his style of leadership and arrogating undeserved power to himself.

Mabro asserted that the characters of Oshiomole and that of the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-rufai could only heat up the polity and disintegrate the country if not quickly checkmated.

“Nigerians are wise and smart, they are aware of the real notion behind the action of INEC, and the subsequent reactions coming from President Muhammadu Buhari and his a deceptive party, the APC.

“Coming out to condemn the callous postponement by the President and it’s party is nothing but an act of shedding crocodile tears, it is indeed a drama of absurd.

“There was verifiable evidence that the presidency and APC were privies to this development, obviously, whatever be their covert move has failed woefully, they should start packing their loads from Aso rock”, he said.

Speaking on the National Assembly election in the state, especially in the Osun Central senatorial district, where the former Attorney General in the state, Dr. Ajibola Bashir of APC is slogging it out with the former Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Gani Olaoluwa, Mabro concluded that it was a walkover for his party.

“There was a consensus amongst our people to vote against arrogance, kleptomania and deception, which the candidate of APC stands for, it will go the same way in the other two senatorial districts.

“Nigerians will soon know the party that truly won the gubernatorial election of 2018 in Osun in the forthcoming senatorial elections. The broad day robbery will be clearly exposed with a profound electoral disgrace awaiting APC in the three senatorial districts”.

Nigeria Decides 2019: Arewa Youths React As INEC Shifts Elections, Tell Nigerians What To Do

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, has condemned the shifting of Saturday’s elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The National President of AYCF, Yerima Shettima said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government had a sinister motive for the shift of the elections.

Shettima stressed that Buhari’s government and INEC succeeded in undermining Nigerians by the postponement.

He, however, vowed that despite the shift, Nigerians were determined to vote out the current government.
Shettima urged Nigerians to remain calm and file out enmasse on Saturday.

He said: “The government of the day has actually proven that in connivance with INEC that they want to undermine Nigerians and want to provoke Nigerians.

“However, they can be rest assured that Nigerians are determined and it’s obvious and clear to Buhari and his people that they are going to lose, so whatever their plans are, they will continue to fail.

“Nigerians are determined and life can’t continue like this. This is a clear indication that they have been defeated already and we have no problem with that, but they should know that Nigerians are watching and posterity will either put them on the path of positive or negative.

“The way it is now, they are going on the path of negative but we are very determined and would prepare for the next, mobilise and ensure that this does not continue.

“This had never happened; that election was called off few hours to its commencement, it has never happened. They are taking Nigeria for granted but we would ensure that come Saturday 23 February, we will come out en masse and ensure that this challenging attitude does not continue.

“There is a motive behind the shifting of elections, however, we are resolute and committed to ensuring that we mobilise people and tell them that those in government don’t mean well for this country.

“We are, however, appealing to Nigerians to remain calm; let them clean their PVCs and be ready for Saturday. This can’t continue; we are not in Banana Republic where you take the country for a ride.”

Leah Sharibu: Adeboye Declares Holy War On Kidnappers… As Right Activist Writes Buhari

Worried by continued incarceration of teenage schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu abducted by Is-lamic terrorist group, Boko Haram from her Gov-ernment Girls Science and Technical Secondary Sch-ool in Dapchi, Yobe State on February 19, 2018, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has expressed holy anger.

Obviously not satisfied by the silence of all presid-ential candidates on plans to free Leah Sharibu and several other female capt-ives including the remain-ing Chibok girls who were abducted on April 14, 2014, Adeboye declared a spiritual war on kidnap pers.

Leah Sharibu was 15 years old when the terrorist gang stormed her school and carted away 110 teen female students.
One month after, 104 of the girls were released while Leah was left behind be-cause she refused to re-nounce her Christian faith.

Five of the girls were said to have died on their way to the forest. On the 34th day of RCCG’s ongoing 49-day fasting and prayer programme, the holiness preacher led millions of church mem-bers across the globe to pray against wickedness in Nigeria.

He urged participants in the spiritual exercise all over the world, to thank God for a new day and for the salvation of their souls.

“Let us come against the activities of kidnappers, ritualists and cultists in Jesus’ name. Father expo-se them and all their coll-aborators in all their hide-outs in our nation.

“Lord set confusion in the camps of ritualists, kid-nappers and cultists as it was in the days of King Jehoshaphat, set enmity among kidnappers, cult-ists and ritualists for their extinct in our nation. (II Chronicles 20:22-23)

Continuing, Pastor Adebo-ye prayed God to lay am-bush against kidnappers, ritualists and cultists and let them be no more (II Chronicles 20:24) “Lord we decree and de-clare deliverance, by fire, for every one of us captur-ed by kidnappers, ritual-ists and cultists in Jesus’ name.

(Matthew 18:18) “We decree and declare that our nation shall be totally free from kidnapp-ing, rituals and cultism in Jesus’ name.

Father help the Police to be more emp-owered in policing our territories, such that crim-inal acts will fade away in the land.

“Father give us a respon-sible government, let the-re be employment for our youth,” he concluded.

In a related development, a human rights activist, Ikeazor Akaraiwe has wri-tten an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari pleading with him not to allow the lone Christian captive to furth-er remain in captivity.

According to him, it will be one year next week since the 15-year old girl was kidnapped by the Islamic terrorist group, with 109 other school girls and while other girls who are Muslims were released after negotiations with the Federal Government agents, up till now, Leah is yet to be released by her abductors because she refused to renounce her Christian faith.

Mr. Akaraiwe stressed that President Buhari swore on oath in 2015 to uphold the constitutional rights of Nigerians, and so he should do same to Leah Sharibu because she, being in the hands of the terrorists is a breach of her constitutional rights.

The letter titled: “Leah (Liya) Sharibu” dated Feb-ruary 6, 2019 and made available to Sunday Vang-uard reads in part: “I am forced by conscience to bring to your attention many forgotten girl citi-zens abducted by terror-ists, one of them in parti-cular, Miss Leah (Liya) Sharibu.

“Many were abducted be-fore her, with her and after her, but what makes her case pathetic is that all her schoolmates abducted together with her were released one month after the abduction, except for her,” he said.

Quoting relevant sessions of the 1999 Constitution, Mr. Akaraiwe said: “Mr. President, you swore to uphold our Constitution.

Mr. President, give a 100 men in exchange for her life if need be but do not allow her remain in capti-vity. And if she is dead, do let us know, so we may mourn her.”

Tinubu Reacts To Election Postponement

Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged Nigerians to take the statement of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) regarding the reasons for postponing the elections, at “face value”.

He also called on the electorate to remain calm and not be discouraged.

This was contained in a statement he issued on Saturday, following the announcement of the one-week postponement of elections by INEC.
He said: “Do not allow this delay to deter you from the expression of your democratic rights. What you had set your mind to do on February 16, keep your mind and heart on for February 23.

“INEC could have and should have given the nation more ample and earlier warning. This could have perhaps lessened the pervasive disappointment that we all now feel. It also would have helped people better order their steps.

“We have reports of eager voters rising early to leave their homes to cast their ballots only to be told upon arriving at their appointed polling stations that the election had been postponed.

“This should not have happened for it could well discourage people from coming out when the election takes place. Thus, we heartily commend those people for coming out in exercise of their fundamental rights and duties as citizen voters, who vote by vote, seek to build and perfect our democracy.

“For each voter is in part an architect and each one of your votes is a brick by which, when lain together, shall construct a strong democracy in such a way that it shall forever stand and endure.  Thus, we appeal to all who actually came out to vote and to those who intended to vote today, to maintain your commitment. Do not allow this delay to deter you from the expression of your democratic rights. What you had set your mind to do on February 16, keep your mind and heart on for February 23.

“INEC has stated the reason for the delay and has expressed regret over the inconveniences it has caused. We must take INEC’s statement at face value and hold to the belief that INEC understands even more than ever the sober and grave responsibility it has to our nation and our democracy. INEC can only properly discharge that responsibility by conducting free and fair elections.

“While we cannot go back to repair what did or did not happen to cause this postponement, we all must encourage INEC to do all that is necessary so voting can smoothly proceed on February 23. Whatever our political affiliation, we must encourage INEC to overcome the difficulties in order to rise to this most important occasion. INEC must commit itself more than ever before to perform to its utmost so that these elections will be remembered as a free and fair exercise consonant with the best of international standards.

“In the end, elections must be held in such a manner that every vote carries the same weight and no vote is  minimized because elections took place much earlier or later in one place than in another. Thus, it is better to experience a slight delay to conduct the elections properly rather than to conduct the elections piecemeal and uneven fashion.

See What US, UK Promise To Do To APC, PDP Bigwigs Over 2019 Elections

After Nigerians got the shocking news of the postponement of the elections on Friday (Some only got to know of it on Saturday) the international community have urged all concern to maintain the peace and prepare for the polls on the rescheduled date of Saturday, 23rd of February, 2019.

However, before that time, specifically early on Friday, the United States of America (USA) and the United Kingdom (UK) have expressed worry over some of the comment and actions of politicians during the campaign.

Some of the campaign rallies in the country have been marred by violence and unsavoury comments by Politicians and their supporters, several lives have been lost either directed or indirectly through the indiscretion of Politicians and Nigerians which has led to heightened tension in the polity.
Some politicians have also suffered direct attacks as a result of violent tendencies of their opponents, while some are self-inflicted. some months ago, the Ilorin resident of the Senate President was attacked by people suspected to be members of the opposition, while a few days later, what seems like a reprisal attack was launched at the opposition by persons believed to be supporters of the Senate President.

President Buhari was also a direct recipient of this treatment as well, at the party’s rally in Ogun State, supporter of the governor, Ibikunle Amosun who is opposed to the Party’s choice of governorship candidate pelted the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with stone and sachet water, nearly hitting the President in the process.

Also, it would be recalled that the governor of Kaduna, State, Nasir el-Rufai has stated that any foreign intervention in the country’s elections will be met with force. Though el-Rufai’s comment was met with condemnation from all quarters, the governor double-down on his comment claiming he was only trying to affirm Nigeria’s sovereignty. President Buhari has since distanced the Federal Government from the statement stressing that it did not reflect the official policy of his administration.

To this end, the USA and the UK have issued a stern warning to the Presidential campaign coordinators of both the APC and the PDP, Bola Tinubu and Bukola Saraki respective, and other top politicians in the country, particularly those in the two major political parties.

Speaking at the election situation room in Abuja, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, and the US ambassador to the country, Stuart Symington, revealed that both countries have mapped out plans to freeze the foreign assets of any politician who incites violence during the elections.

“We will apply this absolutely across the board, it won’t be directed at any particular party, so we are monitoring and looking out for hate speech.

“We are concerned with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally which has hate speech a lot and we will like to call that kind of thing out,” Laing said.

“Our two worries are on security not just on the role the police will play to ensure peace but about the role individuals will play by getting angry or militias being paid to disrupt elections. Then another worry is fake news, that is why we rely on CSOs and we will work with them to get information.

“It is hard work and you must do it to be proud of your achievement. Looking back from the last election, there is that improvement and INEC performance has been strengthened due to civil societies,” she added.

In his words, the American Ambassador stated that the time has come for the world to take note of happenings in Nigeria and be more interested in the country’s affairs since it occupies a strategic position in Africa and the world.

“The time has come for the outside world that cares so much about Nigeria to listen to the people of Nigeria and to see what each of them do and then forward the results to lift Nigeria up,” Stuart said.

Veteran Actor Aderupoko Reveals He Has Not Been Able To Live a Comfortable Life From Acting

Popular actor, Kayode Olaiya, aka Aderupoko, has definitely come a long way in the industry. From the days when the movie business was seen as a venture for unserious people and never-do-wells, to now when it commands more respect, Aderupoko has seen it all.

However, the actor believes that there is still a long way to go in the industry as regards remuneration of actors.

Olaiya admitted that though the entertainment industry had grown in leaps and bounds, musicians had better prospects than actors.
He told Sunday Scoop, “For most of my life, I have been in the movie industry and it is something I am very passionate about.

Truly, this job has opened a lot of doors for me but the pay still isn’t good enough. And one of the reasons for this is piracy because if producers have no guarantee of making profit on their investments, they wouldn’t pay actors well.

This has been an issue for so long and we have pleaded with the government but there has been no significant improvement.

“Right now, there is so much attention on the entertainment industry in Nigeria and I am happy about that but the truth is that musicians fare better than us.

Apart from selling their CDs, they are also invited for concerts and other engagements. They are paid handsomely to perform and people even spray them money while on stage.

“Ordinarily, filmmakers should be living like royalty but we are at the mercy of pirates and that’s not good at all.

It is very disheartening. People like us have invested so much in the industry and it is only fair for us to expect something in return, but some people just sit down somewhere and wickedly reap the fruits of our labour.”

Recalling how he got into the industry, Aderupoko said, “I started acting while I was in primary school; so, you can see what I mean when I say I have been doing this all my life.

In those days, we were propelled by the passion we had for the job, and not the pecuniary gains attached to it.

I will advise the younger generation to be focused, committed and hard working. If they set their sights on money, they might miss it. But if they are truly dedicated to what they do, good things will follow because there is a lot of goodwill that comes with being an actor.”
 
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