Friday, September 25, 2020

BREAKING: APC Suspends Gov Fayemi For Hosting Fani-Kayode, Plotting Defeat In Edo State

September 25, 2020


The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has been suspended by the State Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

This was confirmed in a statement signed by seven members of the executive committee on Friday.

According to the statement, Fayemi was suspended due to “his numerous anti-party activities, especially his role in the recently concluded governorship election in Edo State which is contrary to the provisions of Article 21 (A) (ii) of the APC Constitution.”

The party claims Fayemi hosted a bigwig of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Fani-Kayode, five days before the Edo Election, during which they planned a coup against Edo APC.

Another allegation leveled against Governor Fayemi, is that he played a role in the gubernatorial election in Oyo State and supported the PDP candidate to defeat the APC candidate.

Simi Announces Release Date For Her New EP; Dedicates It To Adekunle Gold

September 25, 2020


Nigerian singer, Simi, has announced the release date for her upcoming EP titled ‘Restless II’.

The new mother of one took to her Instagram page to disclose that the date is October 2.

In a lengthy post, Simi also revealed that the EP is dedicated to her husband, Adekunle Gold.

Part of her post reads:

“#SIMIARMY The time is almost upon us. This project that I put together, anxious because of how different it is, excited, because of how different it is, but also grateful, because of how different I could be – IS ALMOST UPON US!

I dedicate #RestlessII to my husband and ride or die for a lifetime, Kunle. Without you, this project would literally have never existed. Thank you for pushing me to find the lock of my box and throw it away, so I could explore my potential. You told me to do this, you even named it. Thank you Moruf.”

See her full post below:

SHOCKING!!! Lady Flees With N2Million Given To Her By Fiance For Their Wedding

September 25, 2020


Twitter user, Spendo Gustavo has recounted how his uncle’s fiancee fled with the N2million deposited in her account for their upcoming wedding.

According to him, his uncle had deposited N2million into his girlfriend’s account in preparation for their wedding which was supposed to take place in some months time.

However, she used the money to process her visa to leave the country. Since then, they haven’t heard anything from her.

Narrating the story, Gustavo wrote;

“My uncle deposited N2million into his girlfriend’s account in preparation for their marriage. The girl used the same money to process Visa and travelled out”.

See a screenshot of the tweet below:-

Wike Attributes Edo Election Success To Visa Ban On Riggers

September 25, 2020


Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has attributed the recent visa ban by the United States on some Nigerians involved in electoral fraud as the reason for the successful conduct of the Edo Governorship election.

He made this claim while speaking as a guest on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Friday.

He stated that threatening to place a visa ban on anyone found guilty of rigging, forced people to act appropriately.

“One thing that played out and which I noticed was the role of the international community. For example, the US, the UK came out and said that there would be a visa ban if anybody tries anything in terms of violence or rigging and they have gone further to ban some governors,” he said.

“Everybody was being careful, saying, I don’t want to have any problem, I don’t want my children and family to have any problem. We all go to the UK everytime.

“Infact they should even go further, not only politicians, but security agencies, then you’ll see everybody will sit up and say look, I cannot jeopardize the future of my children and mine, simply because you want me to rig the election, so it’s very key”.

No Governor Should Flaunt Payment Of Salary As Achievements ― Adelabu

September 25, 2020


Oyo State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 elections, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, has said no governor should flaunt payment of salary of workers as achievements.

He said this while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan as part of activities marking his 50th birthday.

To him, payment of salaries of workers is done through statutory allocations that states across the country receive on monthly basis.

He said,

“No state needs a governor before salary is paid. When salary is paid through statutory allocations and it goes straight to the Accountant General, they take it to the bank and they pay. Why must that be the major achievement of any governor?

Adelabu who is a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria also said embarking on populist is not sustainable.

“When you embark too much on populist programmes, which, in most cases, are not always giving the state sustainable development, it is more about immediate consumption.

He vowed that with the alleged poor performance of Governor Seyi Makinde in Oyo State, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led administration in the state would be defeated in the 2023 election in the state.

“My interest in Oyo politics is still very alive. My governorship is alive, undying and will never die. I am happy for not becoming the governor in 2019. That loss has made to get wiser politically and has made me to be more closer to the people at the grassroots and also the political leaders”.

He alleged that the PDP led administration in the state was yet to deliver the promises it made to the people of the state.

“Everything this administration promised the people of the state is still on their wish list 16 months after coming on board. With the calibre of people that have returned to the APC, no party can stand on the way of our party.

“Populist programmes are short-lived. Within a short period, people will know that this man doesn’t really have so much to offer in terms of sustainable infrastructural development.

“It is going to two years now, can you point at one or two major projects that this government has completed? Everything is still on their wish list and if wishes were horses, beggars would ride”.

On the crisis within the APC in the state, he dismissed it saying

“As it is today, there is no leadership crisis in the APC in the state. I am part of the reconciliation process, from the meeting held in the house of Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, to the Abuja meeting and the last one convened by Governor Kayode Fayemi in his Ibadan residence.

“The deliberations and decisions reached at all the meetings are encouraging. We are ready to work together. We don’t have groups in the party again.

We don’t have Unity Forum, SENACO or any other group. What we have now is one, strong APC in Oyo State.

“What we have now is a collegiate leadership in the Oyo APC, with Governor Alao-Akala appointed as the leader of the College of Leaders. Nobody with political ambition can be part of the collegiate,” he said.

JUST IN!! FIFA Suspends Trinidad & Tobago (See Details)

September 25, 2020


FIFA has suspended Trinidad and Tobago from international football after its football association (TTFA) pursued a dispute through the country’s High Court in contravention of the world governing body’s statutes.

FIFA in a statement said Trinidad and Tobago were issued a Sept. 16 deadline to withdraw the case which was extended to Sept. 23 before the decision was taken to suspend the TTFA.

The TTFA and FIFA have been at loggerheads since March after the world governing body dissolved the executive of the cash-strapped association, NAN reports.

FIFA had installed a normalisation committee after they concluded the TTFA’s former leadership had “engaged in various acts of serious mismanagement”.

This was opposed by TTFA president, William Wallace and contested in court.

“The suspension was prompted by the former leadership of the TTFA lodging a claim before a local court in Trinidad and Tobago in order to contest the decision of the FIFA Council to appoint a normalisation committee for the TTFA,” FIFA wrote in a statement.

“This course of action was in direct breach of article 59 of the FIFA Statutes, which expressly prohibits recourse to ordinary courts unless specifically provided for in the FIFA regulations.”

The football board noted that the suspension will only be lifted when the TTFA fully complies with its obligations as a member of FIFA, including recognising the legitimacy of the appointed normalisation committee and bringing its own statutes into line with the FIFA Statutes.

Trinidad and Tobago are scheduled to play Guyana in their next competitive fixture on Oct. 8, the start of their qualification campaign for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Nobody Can Say PDP Is Not Fulfilling Its Promises In Rivers –Gov. Wike

September 25, 2020


River State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has boasted that nobody can challenge the developmental strides of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, government in the state.

The Governor said that anyone who decides to leave the PDP in the state would not do so because of his inability to fulfill campaign promises.

Wike spoke when he appeared on Channels Television’s Sunrise daily on Friday.

“Tell me one reason anyone in Rivers State will say, ‘PDP, you made promises to us and did not fulfill it’ tell me one,’ he said.

“Tell me one reason in Rivers State anybody will say, ‘We’re tired of promises.’ Tell me one. My tenure has not ended. I still have time and I’m fulfilling all the promises I made.

“So it would be difficult for anyone to say ‘I’m leaving PDP based on the fact that the Governor made promises and cannot fulfill them.’

“But you can leave PDP if the person has an ambition and cannot actualize such ambition in PDP and says ‘let me go to so so party and see if they’ll give me ticket,’ not that PDP is not doing well in Rivers State. Nobody can say that.

“Even the opposition knows that they cannot in all sincerity come out to say that the PDP is not doing well in Rivers State, therefore, we must change the government of Rivers State, nobody can say that.”

Why I Married A Yoruba Muslim In 1984 – Onyeka Onwenu Finally Opens Up

September 25, 2020


The mother of two children, who had always kept her intimate life private, brought this revelation to light in ‘My Father’s Daughter’, her memoir, which will be released on October 1.

The ace Nigerian singer and actress, Onyeka Onwenu, has finally opened up on her connubial relationship, revealing that she got married to a Yoruba Muslim in 1984.

The mother of two children, who had always kept her intimate life private, brought this revelation to light in ‘My Father’s Daughter’, her memoir, which will be released on October 1.

In the autobiography, the 68-year-old movie star revealed how they fell in love more than decades ago and how the union brought about the birth of her two sons — Tijani and Ibrahim.

“In this book, I am, perhaps for the very first time, setting the records straight with respect to my connubial relationship. Yes, I was married. I married a man I fell in love with in 1984,” she said.

“We have two children: Tijani and Ibrahim. (Ibrahim later changed the first letter of his name from I to A, and thus became Abraham.) My husband is Yoruba, and was a Muslim when we met.”

The autobiography also documents her life as a musician, activist, wife, mother, and politician as well as her formative contact with feminism.

The author shared how the war — between 1967 to 1970 — scalded her teenage life, the debilitating effects of successive realities, and how her family remained bound amid the frightening experience.

She also documents her years in America, the conflicts that were the products of being a migrant, her experience with workplace sexual harassment, and her decision to quit her job at the UN.

Speaking about the forthcoming book, Expand Press Limited, her publishers, described ‘My Father’s Daughter’ as a deeply personal account of Onwenu’s life spanning previously unknown details.

“On the marriage front, she explores challenges women face and how she refused to shrink herself to accommodate her husband’s insecurities about her fame,” it said.

“It’s a memoir young persons must read. Women especially will glean numerous lessons from her life experience since successful women in Nigeria rarely share their story in a candid manner.”

World Health Organization Approved Our Emergency Vaccine – China Speaks On Coronavirus

September 25, 2020


China has announced that the World Health Organization (WHO) permitted the country to administer experimental coronavirus vaccines to people.

They would continue until the conclusion of clinical trials.

Zheng Zhongwei, a National Health Commission official, said this on Friday at a press briefing.

China launched the emergency programme in July.

Zhongwei said hundreds of thousands essential workers and others considered at high risk of infection have been given the vaccine.

“Even though its efficacy and safety had not been fully established as Phase III clinical trials were incomplete, at the end of June, China’s State Council approved a plan of COVID-19 vaccine emergency use programme.

“After the approval, on June 29, we made a communication with the relevant representatives of the WHO Office in China, and obtained support and understanding from WHO,” Reuters quoted him as saying.

WHO Chief Scientist, Soumya Swaminathan, had said regulatory authorities in countries could approve use of medical products in emergency situation.

The United Nations health agency stressed that such measure is temporary.

Tory Lanez Finally Breaks His Silence On Megan Thee Stallion Shooting

September 25, 2020


Embattled rapper, Tory Lanez has finally broken his silence on Megan Thee Stallion shooting two months after the incident.

This comes a month after rapper Megan Thee Stallion accused him of shooting her in the feet following a party in the Hollywood Hills in July.

The Canadian rapper shared his side of the story on a new album “Daystar” in which he denied shooting Megan.

Making his return to Twitter since the July 12 shooting, Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, told his fans on Thursday: “To my fans… I’m sorry for my silence… but respectfully… I got time today… 9 PM PST.”

As promised, the rapper took to Instagram to promote his new 17-song album.

“There is a time to stay silent. And a time to speak,” he captioned a photo of the album’s cover art to his 10 million followers. “I said all I could say on this.”

Lanez opened his album with the diss song “Money Over Fallouts,” where he addressed the shooting allegations and claimed that “Megan people trying to frame me for a shooting.”

“Girl, you had the nerve to write that statement on an affidavit knowing I ain’t do it but I’m coming at my truest trying to keep this shit 200 with you, shorty, I can prove it.”

“Shorty I can’t prove it but the people in your ear, they are the true ones that I feel that really got you thinking Tory Lanez would do you in for real.

“Don’t forget you was my bitch, I held it down and kept it real, I would never paint no fake picture of you just for some mills and I thought that you were solid too, but look at how you doing me/Look at you doing me, people tryin’ to ruin me.”

Tory also quizzed Megan’s injuries in the song, rapping, “Gotta see a couple questions: how the fu*k you get shot in your foot, don’t hit no bones or tendons?

Nobody Should Deny South-east Right To Presidency – APC Group Reveals

September 25, 2020


Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, the Conference of 2019 South-East All Progressives Congress, APC, House of Assembly Candidates has called for mutual respect of the existing zoning arrangement.

The group, which is made up of all the House of Assembly candidates in the 2019 election across the South-East states, said this was not the time for anyone to think of altering the rotation of power between Northern and Southern Nigeria.

A statement made available to VIRALTRENDNEWS, which was signed by the chairman of the Conference, Hon. Afam Ezenwafor and the Secretary, Hon George Ugwuja, said the South-East remained the only zone yet to produce a President since the country’s return to democratic rule.

They declared that “this is a very pressing political miscalculation that has triggered agitations for secessions. The time to make it right is now.

“Since the return to democratic rule, Nigeria’s political system has been sustained and political tensions averted or subdued due to an effective cooperation between regional political coalitions which is a major element for this stability.

“Besides the constitutional provisions on proportional representation in government, other extra-constitutional and internal political arrangements among regional elites, such as zoning and rotation, have contributed substantially towards stability. Every other geopolitical zone has served and now it is the turn for South East Nigeria.”

They explained that the Conference “is the largest pressure group from the ruling party with closest structures in the grassroots.

“It is made up of the best of young politicians who won their tickets through merit. We are over one hundred and thirty and each of us have a minimum of four thousand supporters.

“We have listened to them and they are all asking for a chance for a South Eastern President to consolidate the unity of this country.

“We are consulting to stimulate discussions ahead of time. As a country, it is not this time that we can afford to change our zoning formula; now is not the right time to ignore ethnic tensions and promote marginalization.

“We are here to make our stand clear that it is the turn of the South-east and our leaders are trained and ready to lead Nigeria.”

“To match our words with action, we have scaled up consultations at national level. Some of the stakeholders we have visited include Hon. Minister of Science and Technology, His Excellency, Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, former Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chukwuemeka Ezeife. We have also reached out to political stakeholders in North Central and we are looking out for a joint press conference in October 2020.

“It is said that ‘politics is not given, it is taken’; we are fully aware and ready but decide to clear every sentiment surrounding those that may hide under such statements to deny the South East their political rights.

“We are appealing to the sensibilities of all political parties in Nigeria to show support and regard for Ndigbo. We have reached out to the Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo and every other home and abroad social cultural organizations in the South-East and the music is that we are ready because it is time,”

They further declared.

Ubi Franklin Slams Those Who Constantly Commit Abortion But Mock Him For Having Children

September 25, 2020


Music executive, Ubi Franklin has told people to stop judging him.

The father of 4 took to his Instagram page to tell those mocking him for having children with multiple women that one there will be their turn to be mocked.

He specifically slammed those who constantly commit abortion but call him father Abraham, and also those dating a married man/woman and call girls on Instagram ‘olosho’.

“Oh well.

Like those who constantly commit abortion and call me father Abraham, Dating a married man/woman and call girls on Instagram olosho.

One day your yansh go open.

We all have our own lol stop judging✌🏿” he wrote.

See a screenshot of his post below:-

Female Staff Stripped Naked On Ex-Minister’s Order Demand N1bn, Public Apology

September 25, 2020


Four former staff of Signatious Hotel, Warri, Delta State, who were reportedly dehumanized and stripped on the order of the chairman of the hotel and former Minister of State for Education, Mr Kenneth Gbagi, have demanded N1bn damages and a public apology from him.

The victims’ legal team, led by Mr Kunle Edun of Tri-Lex Partners law firm, made the demands, among others in a September 23, 2020 letter sent to Gbagi, who is also a lawyer, on Wednesday.

The letter was titled, ‘Trial by ordeal, torture, stripping naked and bestial conduct of Signatious Hotel and yourself in an organized show of shame and animalism: Notice of intention to seek full legal redress’.

Edun stated that their clients, Mr Victor Ephraim, Gloria Oguzie, Mrs Precious Achibong, Roselyn Okiemute Diaghwarhe, because of the tips a guest who lodged at the hotel for four days gave to them on his departure on August 20, 2020.

The letter read in part, “That after the guest’s stay, he gave our clients the sum of N105, 000 as tips for the good time that he had at the hotel.

The lawyers gave the ex-minister five days to among others, pay their clients N1bn “as modest damages and compensation for the unmitigated actions of yours.”

The ex-minister has now been given five days to among others, pay the former employees N1bn as compensation and tender an unreserved apology to them.