Taraba: Group Urges Tinubu To Consider Ardo For Appointment

By Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo Taraba Advocacy for Good Governance and Justice (TAGGJ), a socio-political organisation based in Taraba State has called on the President elect Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu to consider the pioneer Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC in the state Alhaji Hassan Jika Ardo for Ministerial appointment in the interest of justice and fairness. Leader of the group Muhammad Ali, who disclosed this in Jalingo on Friday said that with the various crisis rocking the party at the moment, Ardo is needed to bring his people management capacity to unite the party and provide the needed opposition in the state. Ali recalled that Ardo, who ruled the party for several years and led the party to the botched Governorship victory in 2015, has shown capacity to lead the party and unite the party by resolving the grievances of members. “I want first of all congratulate our President elect, his vice and all other persons who won various positions in the last elections, both at the state and national levels. “Our party is under serious threats in Taraba, …

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Nigerians ‘ll Forever Remember You For Providing Digital Identity – Danbatta Tells Pantami

…As Pantami Unveil 4,366 Projects Implemented in the Digital Economy Sector in 4 Years By Chris Udochukwu The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Danbatta has commended the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Pantami for his giant stride achievements recorded in the sector, saying that Nigerians will forever remember him for providing digital identity for the citizens. The EVC who was represented by the Executive Commissioner (Stakeholders Management) of the NCC, Mr. Adeleke Adewolu, stated that one of the achievements of the Minister was the repositioning of the ministry to become part of the global economy. He stated this during the virtual unveiling and virtual commissioning of 4,366 digital economy projects implemented under the supervision of prof Pantami held on Thursday at the Communications and Digital Economy Complex, Mbora, Abuja. Outlining some of the numerous achievements of the digital Minister, Mr Adeleke said “upon resumption of office, Pantami quickly came up with various policies; most critical being national digital economy policy and strategy. You brought determination, resoluteness and implement asiduously these policies. “He …

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Pete Edochie reacts to controversy trailing his handshake with Ooni of Ife

Nollywood veteran Pete Edochie reacted to the debate around the handshake he shared with Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife. In a now-viral video, Edochie and Kanayo O Kanayo can be seen arriving at Elizabeth Jack Rich’s 40th birthday celebration and making their way to the Yoruba king’s table to say hello to him. The actors offered the traditional head of state the popular Igbo backhand handshakes, which the Ooni graciously accepted while beaming. According to some online users, Pete and Kanayo should have bowed to the Ooni, a first-class monarch, in the Yoruba manner. Pete Edochie was called out on Twitter by a user who thought this was disrespectful to the queen and who called his behaviour wrong. Tweep wrote; “This is worth but I won’t stress it… I let it slide!”. Coming to Pete Edochie’s defense, Entrepreneur, Sommy Keshi, questioned why a titled Chief like Pete Edochie would bow to the Ooni. He wrote, “High Chief for a reason, Igbo Kwenu” Reacting, Pete, took his Instagram story, shared Sommy Keshi’s response to the Twitter user who dragged him.

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Why I won’t leave my husband for cheating on me – Yeni Kuti

Nigerian media personality, Yeni Kuti, has said her husband cheating on her wouldn’t be enough reason for her to abandon her marriage. The sexagenerian said her late father, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, had 27 wives but her mother didn’t abandon her marriage. She stated this in a chat with popular media personality, Chude Jideonwo. She said she can’t leave her marriage for another woman. Yeni said: “I won’t leave my husband if he is cheating. That is me. You can leave your own husband if he is cheating. That is you. Don’t judge me, I’m not judging you. “My father had 27 wives, my mother didn’t go. It’s me that will now come and go because of one girl. It cannot happen.”

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Ogun governor dissolves cabinet

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has dissolved his cabinet. Abiodun dissolved his cabinet in line with the provisions of the law, ahead of his second term inauguration on May 29, 2023. The governor “sadly” announced the dissolution of the cabinet at a valedictory State Executive Council meeting held today. In an emotion-laden speech, Abiodun appreciated the appointees for working with him and serving the state. “I am sadly, formally dissolving this executive council, today the 26th of May, 2023,” Abiodun said. The governor disclosed that he had put in place some parting packages for the outgoing appointees, saying the packages would be made available to them by the office of the secretary. “I will miss you all, but please let’s always keep in touch. We have fulfilled our promises. We can’t score ourselves 100 percent because we can’t do everything. But we have done our bits and I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved,” he stated. Abiodun added that “some of you will be called upon to serve again, I am sure you will make yourselves available. “Thank you …

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Yakasai congratulates Buhari, Tinubu over Nigeria Air

Elder statesman Tanko Yakasai on Friday congratulated the President-elect, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, and Nigerians over the rebirth of the national carrier, Nigeria Air. Yakasai who spoke in Kano shortly after the Nigeria Air fleet flew to Abuja stated that the arrival which coincided with activities leading to the swear-in of the elected President signposts a good omen for the incoming administration. He said: “It’s a big one for the incoming President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu since it coincides with his inauguration due largely to anticipated economic potentials associated with the venture.” The elder statesman, however, cautioned, saying: “Tinubu must ensure probity and accountability in the operations of the Nigeria Air; suffice to say that we must avoid the pitfalls that obliterated the first idea.” Yakasai avowed that profligacy, mismanagement, and lack of patriotism on the part of staff were among the long list of factors that killed the first carrier. He said Nigeria is lucky to be counted among those who boast of national carriers, stressing that the spillover effect, if managed well, would boost the economy. He tasked Tinubu …

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Nigeria ranks 24 in list of cheapest countries globally

The cheapest countries in the world have been ranked. Nigeria is ranked 24th in the list of cheapest countries with Pakistan, Egypt, India, Colombia and Libya taking the lead. Other countries in the top ten include Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Syria. Here is the ranking, according to the World of Statistics: 1. Pakistan 2. Egypt 3. India 4. Colombia 5. Libya 6. Nepal 7. Sri Lanka 8. Ukraine 9. Kyrgyzstan 10. Syria 12. Bangladesh 17. Turkey 24. Nigeria 26. Argentina 27. Indonesia 34. Kenya 39. Brazil 43. Iran 49. Mexico 52. South Africa 54. Poland 59. China 62. Thailand 63. Russia 66. Venezuela 75. Portugal 87. Spain 88. Saudi Arabia 105. UAE 106. Italy 108. UK 110. Germany 111. Sweden 112. Japan 115. Austria 116. Canada 118. Finland 119. Netherlands 120. France 122. South Korea 125. USA 128. Australia 130. Israel 131. Denmark 134. Singapore 135. Norway 139. Switzerland

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EPL: Why I didn’t celebrate goal against Chelsea – Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes has revealed why he did not celebrate his goal during the Red Devils’ 4-1 victory over Chelsea on Thursday night. The Portuguese played down issues with the Blues stars after his penalty during the win at Old Trafford. According to Fernandes his lack of celebration was due to frustration, having missed a chance earlier in the game. Erik Ten Hag’s side beat the Blues with goals from Casemiro, Anthony Martial, and Marcus Rashford. The win confirmed their place in next season’s Champions League. Fernandes was asked by Sky Sports about the spat between the player after his goal. He was quick to play it down. “Nothing. I was a little bit frustrated to not get my goal; I had a big chance that I had missed and I was a little bit frustrated. That’s it.” The Red Devils can seal the 3rd place on the final day of the season by matching Newcastle United’s result when they face Fulham at Old Trafford.

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Why I refused to perform at Tinubu’s renewed hope concert – Portable

Controversial Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has revealed why he refused to perform at the president-elect, Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Concert in Abuja on Thursday. Portable on Friday, in viral clips posted on social media, revealed that the Tinubu inauguration concert organisers offered him N5 million instead of N10m that was billed for his performance. Sharing videos on his Instagram page, the Zazuu crooner said, “ZAzuu Them Dõn Rip Me oooh Na Me Sing Akoi TINUBU. Eja Loni Ibu. Give What Belongs To ZAZUU To ZAZUU.” “Na me sing Akoi Tinubu o. No be Obi una dey vote for? Tinubu enters now those useless people went to perform there, no be me promote Tinubu? “That was what they called my manager. Saying they want me to perform in Abuja. And I was paid 10 million, but na five million, go reach my hand. That was why I disagreed, tore the paper and deleted the number. You dey whine, Jesus? Na hin no make me perform for Abuja o.” Many artists, including Wande Coal, KCee and others performed …

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EPL: You’ll damage your career – Leboeuf slams Chelsea star over latest behaviour

Former Chelsea man Frank Leboeuf has branded the club’s defender Wesley Fofana ‘immature’ after the £75 million signing turned in another error-strewn performance in Chelsea’s 4-1 defeat against Manchester United on Thursday night. Fofana is one of Chelsea’s stars who much is expected from following his move from Leicester City last summer. But the France international has failed to justify both his fee and reputation. Injury has been one of his problems and the general feeling of chaos that has engulfed the Blues this season. Leboeuf was scathing of Fofana for the way in which the former Leicester United man conceded the second-half penalty after he needlessly made contact with United captain, Bruno Fernandes, having been nutmegged by the Portuguese. Leboeuf told ESPN FC: “I still want to believe that I’m not wrong and he will rectify the trajectory in his career. “He has everything he needs to be one of the best centre backs but he needs to grow. “His frustration today when he was nutmegged by Bruno Fernandes, his reaction was very naïve. It was immature and he …

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“Enough is enough, I’m packing out my husband’s house” – Simi fumes over Adekunle Gold’s action -Video

Famous songstress, Simisola Kosoko, better known as Simi has taken to social media to jokingly reveal why she is on the verge of leaving her husband, Adekunle Gold’s house. In a TikTok video shared on her verified handle, the mother of one hinted at her plan on leaving her matrimonial home after her husband said ‘love you’ instead of ‘I love you’. In her words: “Me texting my best friend that my husband said ‘love you’ instead of ‘I love you’ and I’m packing out because enough is enough.” The video was accompanied by a keypad sound. Simi is known for her playful stunt. A few days back she jokingly spoke about leaving her marriage due to her husband’s local accent.

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“If only Yul had told May this..” – Daddy Freeze reacts as Don Jazzy speaks on why he can’t stick to one lady

Daddy Freeze, a controversial media figure, lashed out at Nollywood actor Yul Edochie in his response to a recent interview with renowned Nigerian music producer Don Jazzy. In a video posted on Friday by celebrity blogger Tunde Ednut, the 40-year-old music mogul discusses his relationships with Nedu Wazobia and other women while admitting that he isn’t the type of man to commit to just one lady. NT Don Jazzy asserted that although things might change if he finds his missing rib, he can’t commit to just one woman right now. Don Jazzy said, “I wouldn’t be able to process the fact that if I like this person every other person should go to hell. “As at now, in my life, when that butterfly hits me like it hits you people when you fall in love, maybe I will then say every other person is f*cked and this is who I like”. Reacting, Daddy Freeze, via Tunde Ednut’s comment section, reteirated that he can’t cheat on his wife but understands Don Jazzy’s stance. He referenced Yul Edochie’s 2nd marriage scandal. He wrote; “If Yul …

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“How I achieved the rope skipping world record” – 17-year-old Guinness World Record Holder

In an astonishing display of athleticism and determination, Ezekiel Gbenga, a 16-year-old student from Ijapo High School, has shattered the previous Guinness World Record for rope skipping with an incredible 265 skips on one leg in just one minute. Gbenga’s achievement has not only earned him a place in the prestigious record books but has also brought attention to the challenges faced by the sport of rope skipping. In an exclusive interview with Peter Dada, Gbenga shares the story behind his extraordinary feat and highlights the hurdles faced by rope skipping enthusiasts worldwide. How did you come about the sport of rope skipping? One of my seniors in school introduced the sport to me; our senior perfect. Her name is Esther. Later, I came here ( Akure Township Stadium) in October 2021, before the inter-school skipping competition. It was one of my seniors that informed me that there was a competition going on in the stadium and then I followed him. I was not allowed to participate in more than one event in that competition, but I watched others and picked interest in …

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Nigeria Air Can’t Start Operations Within Two Days, Captain Tells FG

The Chief Executive of Aero Contractors,  Capt. Ado Sanusi, has reacted to the planned arrival of a plane belonging to the proposed national carrier, Nigeria Air, which is said to be enroute to Abuja, the nation’s capital city, Daily Trust reports. Sanusi, an aviation expert and analyst said the arrival of the aircraft does not translate into commencement of commercial operation by the airline. He made his position known while featuring on Channels TV Sunrise Daily monitored by our correspondent. There has been an uneasy calm in the industry over the comment by the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, that the Airline would fly before May 29 despite the court order stopping the national carrier project. Sanusi, who bared his mind on the issue during the interview said it is one thing for the aircraft to arrive the country and it is another for the airline to commence commercial operation. According to him, it is practically impossible for the airline to start commercial passenger operation in two days time given the rigorous process involved which he believes would not be …

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Buhari Takes Tinubu On Tour of Aso Villa

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has taken President-elect, Bola Tinubu on a tour of Aso Villa. The familiarisation tour of the Presidential Villa, Abuja took place on Friday. Buhari and Tinubu arrived at the Press Gallery at around 1:18 pm shortly after observing the Jummah Prayers at the Aso Villa Mosque. “This is the Gallery where you will be meeting members of the press,” Buhari told Tinubu as both men emerged from the waiting room of the Aso Chambers. This comes barely 24 hours after the President conferred upon Tinubu the National Honour of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic and Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger on Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima, at the State House Banquet Hall. On Thursday, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had taken Shettima on a tour of the VP Wing of the State House. Both leaders exchanged documents ahead of the official handover of power on Monday, May 29, 2023.

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Court Remands Farm Labourer For Allegedly Raping 80-Year-Old Woman to Death In Ondo

An  Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court has ordered the remand of a 27-year-old labourer, Mima Chinecherem in the Ondo Correctional Centre for allegedly raping to death an 80-year-old woman, Felicia Aderibigbe. Chinecherem appeared before the Court on Thursday May 25, on a one count of murder. The police prosecutor, Nelson Akintimehin told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 17, 2023 at about 10: pm at Ago Erinje via Costian Ore, Ondo State. It was alleged that Chinecherem tied the Octogenerian with cloth inside her cocoa farm and raped her to death. According to charge, the offence contravenes Section 319  of the Criminal Law of Ondo State, 2006. The court did not take the plea of the defendant. The prosecutor prayed the court to remand the suspect in a correctional centre until a legal advice from the Office of the Director of the Public Prosecution is received. The defendant in his statement read in the court denied being responsible for the woman’s death. Chinecherem said he ignorantly picked the deceased’s phone and cutlass in the farm and took …

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