Sunday, December 16, 2018

December 16, 2018

Anambra FRSC sector commander dies in crash

The Anambra State Sector Commander , Federal Road Safety Corps , Sunday Ajayi , on Saturday died in an auto crash .

A source at the FRSC ’ s office in Awka said Ajayi died in the crash that occurred in the early hours of Saturday while returning from Kwara State where he had gone to attend a relation ’ s wedding.

The accident reportedly occurred on the highway leading to Agbor while approaching Asaba , the Delta State capital .

At the command ’ s headquarters in Awka , Anambra State capital , the FRSC flag was lowered .

The Corps Public Education Officer , FRSC , Bisi Kazeem , confirmed the death of the Anambra sector commander in the accident , which he said was caused by the driver of another vehicle who collided with Ajayi ’ s while the driver was doing a wrong overtaking.

He told SUNDAY PUNCH that three people died in the accident while the sector commander ’ s driver was recuperating in a hospital , whose name he did not disclose .

Our correspondent gathered that Ajayi ’ s last outing was at a lecture he gave to journalists on an ‘ ember ’ month campaign against over speeding.
December 16, 2018

I paid for extra oxygen, yet my brother died of lack of oxygen –Sister of 400L FUNAAB student

A final year student of the Federal University of Agriculture , Abeokuta , Olaniyi Ashimi , died recently due to lack of good medical care at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta , and the University College Hospital, Ibadan . His sister and friend share with TOPE OMOGBOLAGUN the circumstances leading to his death

How did you hear of his death?
I am Ajoke Ashimi, the younger sister of the late Olaniyi Ashimi. I am also a final year student of the Department of Soil Science at the Federal University of Agriculture , Abeokuta . I was beside him on his sickbed till he died .

What led to his hospitalisation?
He was involved in an accident on his way back from a conference . He broke his leg in the accident . He and the others were taken to the Federal Medical Centre and they treated his broken leg but didn’ t do any further check - up . He was fine and playing until Thursday afternoon. The hospital where he was taken to doesn ’ t have any X - ray machine ; so , the school intended to take all of them to Ijaye General Hospital (Abeokuta ) for medical examination . He was the first person who was attended to . After he was brought back , he wasn’ t breathing fine. The doctor requested a chest X - ray ; so , we went back and I was told that they only did an X - ray on the leg because that was what the orthopaedic doctor wrote.

By the time I got back from the hospital , he was already on oxygen . So they said that he could go for the X - ray when he became stable . We wanted to take him to a private laboratory to have him examined but they said he couldn ’ t be moved because of his condition. We told them to transfer him to smaller oxygen (cylinder ) where we would be able to move him around but they didn ’ t oblige our request . It was in the evening when the Students Union officials came and disturbed them that the doctors came to attend to them . It was then that they brought in their experienced doctors . The student doctors were the ones treating him and others before the students came for a showdown.

Why was he placed on oxygen ?
They did some examinations without an X - ray and discovered that he had fluid in his chest ; probably , he hit his chest on something during the accident . They did a bi - lateral operation on him ; they removed the fluid in his chest that was around midnight. I was running around to get the materials that were used in treating him . After extracting the fluid in his chest , he was still having difficulty in breathing and they said he would need a brain scan. The following morning , we asked about where we could have the scan and they told us we should either go to BABCOCK University Teaching Hospital , (Ilishan , Ogun State) or the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (Idi - Araba , Lagos ).

At what point was he referred to the UCH, Ibadan ?
So , I went to the Dean of Student Affairs to tell him what was happening . The school decided that we should take him to the school ’ s ICU because it had the facilities needed for the treatment and to stabilise him . He was placed on oxygen there. When his condition didn’ t improve , they decided to refer him to the University College Hospital , Ibadan , perhaps because his lungs had collapsed and because he hit his head again something during the accident .

He was transferred to the UCH for a lung and brain surgery . The school placed a call to the UCH for an ambulance . When an ambulance didn’ t come after a long wait , and we couldn ’ t use the FUNAAB ambulance , I had to go and pay for the FMC ambulance. After payment , I was told that the ambulance that had fuel had no oxygen and the one that had oxygen had no fuel . Eventually , they found one that had fuel and oxygen . Inside the ambulance , there were too oxygen cylinders; one was full and the other wasn’ t. The one that was full was leaking while the other one would not be sufficient to sustain him till we got to Ibadan .

In the midst of all those dramas , I paid for extra oxygen but rather than supply that , they decided to use the one that was half - filled without letting us know . I thought they carried the extra one I paid for but they didn’ t . My dad even suggested that they should fix the leaking gas that the other one would not be enough but they didn’ t listen to him .

They chose to use an amble bag instead. When we got to the UCH , they didn’ t attend to him on time despite the fact that we had called them ahead of our arrival . When the doctor came down and we talked to him , it was then that he saw that his breathe was weak that he rushed him into the emergency unit instead of an ICU unit . We requested oxygen because that was what he was using to breathe but they also didn’ t have . By the time they saw one small one , he had died . My brother really fought for life but the poor state of the country ’ s medical facilities killed him .

Has he been buried ?
Yes , he was buried the next day which was on Saturday .

Watching your brother die must have been painful . Could you describe how you felt that day ?
They were crazy days ; I felt seriously angry within me but couldn ’ t burst out because of my dad . I had to be strong for him because he ’ s dealing with high blood pressure before the accident happened .
He spoke to me on that Wednesday and he looked fine . He was the one narrating the story to the professors and all that came. He was still joking with one of the professors ; everything changed on Thursday afternoon.

What was the last thing he said to you ?
The last time I spoke to him was at the X- ray venue when he was complaining about pains. It is really annoying to know that my brother died in such a painful manner . When he was returned to the FMC from the State Hospital, Ijaye , I was still at the X- ray lab because I had to wait to get the remaining X - ray files. By the time I got to the FMC , he was already struggling with the oxygen and trying to remove it . We had to hold his hands before they came and tied his hands to the bed after which he became unconscious .

How come you are in the same level and studying the same course ?
We gained admission at the same time into the same university . Although he was older than me , he sat for the UTME like five times. The last one we sat for, we picked same school but different departments but ended up in the same department .

How was his academic performance in school ?
He was brilliant. Academically , he was an average student but outside academics , he was a very good chap .

What are those things he was good at doing ?
He was freelancing as an IT specialist . He was also a business person . You can ’ t be around him and not be impacted positively . He was still in my hostel on Tuesday before they went for the conference on Wednesday.
He shared some business ideas with me and we planned on executing them next January. I was supposed to attend the conference too but I couldn ’ t because I had a job that I was to deliver the following week . Also , my cousin’ s naming ceremony was also on Wednesday. So , we planned that I should go there while he would go for the conference . I didn’ t know that was going to be the end .

How are your parents taking it?
They are coping but I am not sure they can get over it anytime soon . It came as a huge blow to them . We are doing everything possible to make them forget .

How old was he ?
He was 26 years old this May .

Punch Ng
December 16, 2018

Metele: Presidency, Atiku clash over Buhari’s absence at soldiers’ burial

The absence of President Muhammadu Buhari at the burial of 19 soldiers, who were among the victims of Boko Haram ’ s attack on a military base in Metele, Borno State , has become another subject of conflict between the Presidency and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar .

While Atiku had, on Saturday , berated Buhari for his absence at the burial of the soldiers , whose remains were interred on Friday in Maiduguri, the Presidency reminded the former vice president that Buhari had done better than him by visiting the soldiers after the attack .

It reminded Atiku that as vice president to Olusegun Obasanjo in 2001 , he did not visit the troops after scores of soldiers were killed in Zaki Biam in Benue State .

In a statement , Atiku advised Buhari to emulate French President Emmanuel Macron on how to bury heroic soldiers.

The PDP presidential candidate lamented that it was sad that neither Buhari nor Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attended the funeral of the military men who were killed in Metele during the terror attack .

Atiku stated that it was also worrisome that the Federal Government did not send a high - powered delegation to represent the government at the funeral .

He said , “ This is sad and totally unacceptable . This is beyond politics . This touches our shared humanity . What would it cost (for) the President to take a day and fulfil his role as head of state by attending the funeral of such men of honour and valour?

“ I urge President Muhammadu Buhari to learn from French President Emmanuel Macron , who , on March 28, 2018 , took a whole day off to attend the funeral of Lt. Col . Arnaud Beltrame, who was killed by a terrorist after a March 24 , 2018 terror attack on the South of France .

“ It will be recalled that Time Magazine reported that that singular act by Macron boosted the morale of French security forces more than any other action in France ’ s war on terror . Nigeria lost the opportunity to do the same thing to our military and security forces . ”

Atiku believed it was more worrisome that Buhari took time out of his busy schedule to host Nollywood stars at the Presidential Villa but could not attend the funeral .

But the Presidency recalled that the President condoled with the government and people of Borno State and also visited wounded soldiers , who were recuperating in the hospital after the Metele tragedy.

The Presidency noted that by visiting Borno State and the wounded soldiers , Buhari had demonstrated enough leadership .

It stated in its reaction on Saturday , “ The loss of the gallant soldiers, as President Buhari has said , is a national loss, on account of which he went to Maiduguri where he condoled with the government and people of Borno State , addressed the troops at Maimalari Barracks as well as visited the convalescing gallant soldiers.

“ This was a clear case of sensitive and responsible leadership . ”

The Presidency drew a comparison with a similar incident that occurred in 2001 when Atiku was the vice-president to Obasanjo , saying neither of them showed any concern when troops were killed in Benue State .

It stated , “On the other hand , however, when a similar number of troops ( 19 soldiers) were abducted and killed in October 2001, neither he (Atiku Abubakar ) nor his boss , President Olusegun Obasanjo , paid any tributes , not to talk of visiting the grieving family members of the martyred soldiers.

“ Instead , they sent additional troops, who rounded up the people of the town and authorised an indiscriminate shooting as reprisals . ”

The Presidency further quoted a British Broadcasting Corporation report on the incident as stating , “In four ethnic - Tiv villages in Benue , soldiers rounded up and killed over 200 unarmed civilians . Zaki Biam , a town of about 20, 000 people , was completely destroyed . ”
December 16, 2018


Fayose got more than he bargained for today during the wedding of the daughter of Oba Adejugbe, the Ewi of Ado Ekiti at the Anglican Church Cathedral Ado Ekiti.

Fayose came into the Church in a white buba and soro when the Church Service was in progress but shouts of Ole, Ole (thief! Thief! ) rented the air!

This almost interrupted the Church Service as many people in the Church poured inventives on him calling him 419 Governor, a destroyer of peoples property and a wicked governor.

When the heat on Fayose became unbearable midway into the service, he was ferried from the Church by security agents to under the bridge where his car was parked. He got another surprise waiting for him outside the Church as a big crowd was waiting for him. He was sandwiched between security agents and the Deputy Governor who ensured he entered his car unhurt and zoomed off. Not done, the crowd ran after his vehicle and pelted it with stones!

Meanwhile, while abuses were being hurled at Fayose inside the church, former Governor Mimiko felt so unconcerned and kept to himself. Also present at the church were prominent traditional rulers like the Deji of Akure, Osemawe of Ondo and many traditional rulers in Ekiti State.

Fayose came into Ado Ekiti yesterday probably to felicitate with Oba Adejugbe, the Ewi of Ado Ekiti over his daughter's wedding and also to test the waters on his popularity being the first time after he stepped into the State. His visit to the palace yesterday was not announced so he came in sudeenly and went into the market where a handful of market women and some street urchins shouted Osoko but it was a different ball game in the church today.
The last one week has been bad for Fayose. Just last week on Ibadan when the PDP candidate, Abubakar Atiku visited, he was ignored by other PDP leaders including the National Chairman, Secondus. This made Fayose very lonely and sat in a corner looking forlorn. This was after he was involved in a motor accident on the third mainland bridge.

Fayose was embarrased at the Ibadan meeting when against his expection, the National leadership of the PDP recognised Senator Biodun Olujimi as the leader of the PDP in Ekiti State.

As the 2019 election approaches, Fayose may face many battles from within his own party and from the ruling APC in the State.
December 16, 2018

Princess Shyngle Denies Attempting To Commit Suicide

Ghanaian actress, Princess Shyngle, has denied reports that she tried to commit suicide sometime this week.

Reports were rife online that she tried taking her life on Tuesday December 11th.

In a post she shared on her Instastories this morning, the curvaceous actress denied the reports. She stated she had been battling depression and is in a better place now.

Read what she wrote on the screenshot below.
December 16, 2018

Smalling Signs New Manchester United Contract Extension Until 2022

Chris Smalling has penned a new contract at Manchester United.

The centre-back extends his time at the club until 2022 ahead of tomorrow's clash with Liverpool. There is an option for a further 12 months to take him up to 2023.

Smalling admitted his delight at committing his future in his ninth season at Old Trafford.

He said: “This is my ninth season with the club and I am delighted to be continuing my progression with this team.

“It is a real honour to play for Manchester United and we are all now concentrating on the busy schedule of games throughout the festive period.”

Jose Mourinho was equally happy for the player.

“I am very happy Chris has signed a new contract," Mourinho said. "Chris has been with the club for a number of years and is now one of the senior players within our squad.”
December 16, 2018

Charly Boy Remarries Diane Oputa, Arrives In Keke

Popular Nigerian Singer and song writer, Charlyboy has remarried his wife again.
Charlyboy shared the pictures on his Facebook wall.

In his words ,

“Today I said NO to “see finish” by remarrying my phenomenal, bespoke wife of 40years.”
“Thank you for marrying me again. And I go do am again and again.”

“Our marriage na for heaven Baba God bake am come let us enjoy am for earth.”

“You toooooo much ”
December 16, 2018

Cultist Given Bottle Of Beer After He Was Arrested During Robbery. See Photos

Gallant men of the Bayelsa State Vigilante Service apprehended a cultist who claims to be a member of Greenland cult in Swali area. The suspect was nabbed while he and his gang were robbing around 4:45 a.m on Sunday.

The young man who l identified himself as Gift School Oben claims to hail from Ologi in Ogbia Local Government area of Bayelsa state. After he was given the beaten of his life by the security operatives, the young man was given bottles of drink he stole to cool off before he was handed over to the police.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

December 15, 2018

2018 Soundcity Awards: Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Nasty C, Mr Eazi, Nominated

Amongst those nominated for the 2018 Soundcity MVP awards were: Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Nasty C, and Mr Eazi. Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy and Mr Eazi made the nominees for ‘Best Male MVP’ while Nasty C, MI Abaga, AKA, Kaligraph Jones, Sarkodie and more
will battle it out for ‘Best Hip Hop’.
This is the 3rd edition of the SoundCity MVP Awards Festival and it is expected to hold on January 5, 2019 at the Eko Convention Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.
See the full list below:

Best Male MVP
1. Burna Boy
2. Nasty C
3. Mr Eazi
4. Olamide
5. A.K.A
6. Shatta Wale
7. Harmonize
8. Diamond Platnumz
9. Davido
10. Wizkid

Best Female MVP
1. Busiswa
2. Simi
3. Niniola
4. Tiwa Savage
5. Yemi Alade
6. Shekhinah
7. Efya
8. Becca
9. Lady Zamar
10. Maua Sama

Best Hip Hop
1. M.I Abaga
2. Khaligraph Jones
3. Nasty C
4. A.K.A
5. Kwesi Arthur
6. Phyno
7. Sarkodie
8. Kwesta
9. Falz
10. Medikal

Best Pop
1. Kizz Daniel
2. Fally Ipupa
3. Tiwa Savage
4. Yemi Alade
5. Davido
6. Diamond Platnumz
7. Mayorkun
8. Wizkid
9. Kuami Eugene
10. Mr Eazi

Best Collaboration
1. Makhe – Dj Maphorisa, Dj Simba Ft Moonchild
2. Soco – Starboy Ft Wizkid, Terri, Spotless &
Ceeza Milli
3. Jibebe – Diamond Platnumz, Mbosso, Lava Lava
4. Katika – Navy Kenzo Ft. Diamond Platnumz
5. Issa Goal – Naira Marley, Olamide, Lil Kesh
6. Spirit – Kwesta Ft Wale
7. Fake Love – Wizkid And Duncan Mighty
8. Club Controller – Prince Kaybee Ft Lasoulmates
9. Said – Nastyc & Runtown
10. Amaka – 2face Idibia Ft. Perruzi

Digital Artiste Of The Year
1. Davido
2. Tiwa Savage
3. Mr Eazi
4. Burna Boy
5. Cassper Nyovest
6. Vanessa Mdee
7. Falz
8. Wizkid
9. Diamond Platnumz
10. Yemi Alade

Video Of The Year
1. Gringo – Shatta Wale
2. Midnight Drum – A Pass, Rouge, Fik Fameica
3. Short N’ Sweet – Sauti Sol
4. Ye – Burna Boy
5. Fever – Wizkid
6. Surrenda – Adekunle Gold
7. Science Student – Olamide
8. King – Nasty C Ft A$ap Ferg
9. Heal The World – Patoranking
10. Ksazobalit – Cassper Nyovest

Best Group Or Duo
1. Distruction Boiz
2. Sauti Sol
3. Navy Kenzo
4. Micasa
5. Mafikizolo
6. Show Dem Camp
7. R2bees
8. Toofan
9. Gold Fish
10. Reggie N’ Bollie

Song Of The Year
1. Ye – Burna Boy
2. Short & Sweet – Sauti Sol Ft Nyashinki
3. African Beauty – Diamond Platnumz Ft.
4. Soco – Starboy Ft Wizkid, Terri, Spotless &
Ceeza Milli
5. Katika – Navy Kenzo Ft. Diamond Platnumz
6. Makhe – Dj Maphorisa, Dj Simba Ft Moonchild
7. Skeleton Moves – Master Kg
8. Assurance – Davido
9. Amaka – Tuface Idibia
10. Kwangwaru – Harmonize Ft. Diamond

Best New Artiste
1. Kidi
2. Sho Madjozi
3. Odunsi
4. Peruzzi
5. Teniola
6. Kida Kudz
7. Shane Eagle
8. King Promise
9. Kwesi Arthur
10. Mbosso

Viewers Choice
1. Ye – Burna Boy
2. Drogba – Afro B
3. Somiso – Wande Coal
4. Science Student – Olamide
5. Fever – Wizkid
6. Soco – Starboy Ft Wizkid, Terri, Spotless &
Ceeza Milli
7. Kupe Dance – A Star
8. Magun (Rmx) – Niniola Ft. Busiswa
9. Available – Patoranking
10. Tiwa’s Vibe – Tiwa Savage

Listeners Choice
1. Club Controller – Prince Kaybee Ft Lasoulmates
2. Katika – Navy Kenzo Ft. Diamond Platnumz
3. Soco – Starboy
4. Ye – Burna Boy
5. Wetin We Gain – Victor Ad
6. Kwangqaru – Harmonize Ft Diamond Platnumz
7. Fake Love – Wizkid & Duncan Mighty
8. Confusion – Kuami Eugene
9. CCTV – King Promise Ft. Mugeez, Sarkodie
10. Askamaya – Teni

African Producer Of The Year
1. Killertunes
2. Julz
3. Sars
4. Nahreel
5. Northboi
6. DJ Tira
7. Phantom
8. Speroachbeatz
9. Fresh VDM
10. Kel P

African Artiste Of The Year
1. Burna Boy
2. Davido
3. Sarkodie
4. Yemi Alade
5. A.K.A
6. Tiwa Savage
7. Wizkid
8. Diamod Platnumz
9. Nasty C
10. Olamide

African DJ Of The Year
1. Black Coffee
2. DJ Spinall
3. DJ Mic Smith
4. DJ Kaywise
5. DJ Xclusive
6. DJ Neptune
7. Prince Kaybe
8. DJ Arafat
9. DJ Maphorisa
10. DJ Vyrusky

Who Do You Think Would Win In Each Category?
Comments Below.
December 15, 2018


By David Fidelis

In less than 3 months to the 2019 General Elections, people's hope have continued to increase in geometric progression, the election is gathering more momentum as all roads that leads to the election looks bleak, blay and unpredictable. The preparation of the electoral umpire as well as the major political parties is becoming more and more interesting and intriguing.

Straight to business, who do you think will ultimately  win the  presidential election devoid of rigging? Is it President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress;  former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar of the People's Democratic Party, or the former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke of the Social Democratic Party?

 Definitely, after the election, one person will emerge. However, it's pertinent and expedient to constructively ex - ray, dissect and do a juxtaposition of the two major contestants strength and weakness.

To start with the incumbent president, a  Chief and respectable lecturer of mine, Dr.  Rahman Abubakri Olaniyan once said, despite the very high level of confidence a large section of Nigerian population had in President Mohammed Buhari which led to his victory in the 2015 presidential election, his leadership has been allegedly characterised by selective anti-corruption war, astronomical increase in price of petrol, administrative lapses, policy somersaults, lopsided appointments, appointment of dead people as board members of some Federal Government agencies, incessant herdsmen's attacks' leading to the chronic and unabated killing of innocent Nigerians most especially in North East and North Central among others which now cast aspersions and dark cloud on his chances of being re- elected in 2019.

  Lt. Gen . Theophilus Danjuma ( retd . ) have frontally accused the “ armed forces” of colluding with the killers to wipe these innocent souls out. The invasion of a Roman Catholic church in Benue State in April which led to the killing of two priests and 17 parishioners helped to solidify the view that the killings had more to do with ethnic cleansing than grazing rights.

The same way Jonathan was seen as weak on the issue of Boko Haram killings is the way Buhari is now seen as weak on the killer herdsmen's  issue . Buhari’ s case even seems worse because it is seen more as negligence and collusion than weakness .

Realistically, excluding politicians who move from the PDP to the APC for selfish reasons and desperate search for relevance, it is rare to find an opinion moulder who was against Buhari in 2015 but has become his supporter today. But it is easy to see those who worked vigorously for Buhari’ s victory in 2015 lament how he has disappointed them  This people include former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara; Governors Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, Samuel Ortom of Benue among others have become the enemies of the ruling party.

Does it interpret tha tthe deficiencies of PMB will make Atiku win? The answer is NO.
 Atiku whom former president Olusegun Obasanjo describe as a thief and spoiler seems not to be the best candidate for the PDP . According to Obasanjo, the money Atiku stole from his government is enough to feed millions of people people for years. With such statement, do you think that Atiku is our messier?

 Aside the precedents of Atiku, I once wrote in my article titled "PDP Made a Wrong Choice by Choosing it's Vice Presidential Candidate from the South- East", that Peter Obi isn't the best candidate for PDP as this might work against them come 2019.

In the article, I opined that Ab - initio, the People's Democratic Party is in control of the South Eastern States comprising of Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Abia, and Imo, obviously showing that without campaigning in these states, victory for PDP is ascertia.

Aside this, I calculated that the felt marginalization of the Igbos since the inception of this administration, the illegal and unwarranted arrested and prosecution of the Igbos mostly the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu plus the lopsided appointment unfavourable to theIgbos in the Buhari's government and ultimately, the allegation of Igbo leaders that no feasible and tangible project has been executed in the 5 eastern states since 2015 is an attestation that the region might not vote for PMB.

The above mentioned positions are enough to state emphatically and unequivocally that the votes of the majority of the electorates from these states belongs to the PDP . So,  I asked that why zoning the Vice President's ticket to the South East and the announcement of the former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi as the running mate of Atiku?

If PDP had picked it's VP from the South West or South- South, it would have been an opportunity to divide the votes coming from the Lagos, Ibadan, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo and Ogun States respectively considering the fact that all these aforementioned States are in the palms of APC as this geopolitical zone might not be favourable to the major opposition party ( PDP) come 2019. I think they failed to calculate the inputs of Jagaban, Professor Yemi Osibanjo, among others. Am I making any sense?

Also, President Mohammed Buhari came from the North West, the most populated geopolitical zone in Nigeria with an estimated population of over 18million while Atiku Abubaka is from the North East which occupies slightly less than one-third of Nigeria's total area. So, can you relate with me vis- a -vis 2019?

Most significantly,  I think PDP failed to consider the power of incumbency and the financial wherewithal within the capacity and capability of the APC which could ultimately pave way for APC in 2019 if the PDP failed to apply their common sense. Or am I been naïve with my calculations?

 If PDP fails to open its brain, their efforts towards 2019 will yield no positive result.
 If Buhari loses in 2019, it will not be so much because the PDP candidate is a wonderful candidate. It will be because Buhari and the APC promised the nation so much , raised the hopes of the people and secured their votes but failed to fulfill those promises , replacing the promises with season of excuses blame game.

 Likewise, the attitude of the National Chairman of the APC can best be describe as destructive as his decision may work against APC in Imo, Ondo, Ogun among other states.

Come 2019, Nigerians desperately needs a leader who will fight corruption holistically, respects the rule of law, build strong institutions, make executive accountable, regards individual liberty as sacrosanct, treat the whole of Nigeria as his constituency, lead by example and respect the secularity of Nigeria.

Jc Joseph Ezekiel Temitope ( a.k.a Optimist) presumed that  2019 election can't be free and fair. According to him, merely looking at the ongoing Political victimization the ruling party is melting on the opposition party members, most especially, the People's Democratic Party in particular,  you will know this people are too desperate. Witch hunting everywhere,  imagine to the extent of EFCC inviting ATIKU'S spokesperson for hate speech,  this is coming because they want to witch hunt at all cost. He prayed that God should take preeminent control of 2019 General Elections.

Most importantly, come 2019, Nigerians much vote for candidates and not political parties as well as shun the dangerous habit of (Dibo ko sebe) know as vote selling as such single habit will continue to leave the national underdeveloped and doomed.

Fellow Nigerians, we must continue to hope that one day - one day, a leader who has the temperament and courage to confront the corrupt institutions and interest group would emerge. Until then, wherever the PENDULUM SWINGS come 2019, a better Nigeria is what we pray for.

Fidelis David O. is a practising Journalist, Feature Writer, Polemicist and a Public Relations Practitioner. 07060835375 ( SMS Only).

Friday, December 14, 2018

December 14, 2018

White Woman Flies To Ghana To Arrest Yahoo Boy Who Duped Her

An internet fraudster aka Yahoo-boy got the
shock of his life after a white woman he duped
came all the way from her country to have him

A white lady has done the unthinkable by causing the arrest of a male internet fraudster known locally as a ‘sakawa’ boy in Ghana, AdomNews has reported.
The white lady had been defrauded for so many years by the Ghanaian whose name has been identified as Solomon Attah.

According to a video report the ‘sakawa’ boy (internet fraudster/Yahoo-boys) reportedly extorted over 20,000 euros (GHC 113,000) from the white lady in question years back.
After extorting so much from the lady he cut ties with her. So the lady with another white guy who appeared to be her new boyfriend/husband did all they could to track Solomon and his boys down. From the video, one can see that they contacted the Criminal Investigations Department down here in Ghana.

So after getting to know where Solomon and his crew lived to carry-out their dubious scams, they paid them a surprise visit at home. Solomon and his crew attempted to bolt after realising that their cup was full but the police personnel were quick enough to capture them.

They were handcuffed and paraded to the police
station. The white guy demanded that Attah paid part or the full amount of money he extorted. Solomon said he’s ready to do that. There was a car parked in the compound which he could be heard saying that he’ll sell for 10,000 Euros that’ll cover half of the amount.
December 14, 2018

Ini Edo Set To Wed, Finds Love Again

The beautiful southern Nigeria brown sugar actress, Ini Edo, has got brand new butterfly in her stomach! She’s made it such a huge secret till the set wedding date is established.

Baby girl Ini was recently found snicking into hotel room of a Three Star hotel with Le Boo somewhere in Lekki, Lagos State, where they inhale and exhale carbon and drink alcohol, very compatible duo. Le Boo is an IJGB (I just got back) dude closely related to traditional rulers of the Land of Excellence.

It’s great that Ini has found love again and this time in deep hot romance with the Lasgidi big boy. We are all hoping she doesn’t get burnt in the process. Their love life is not new to keen observers as the love birds are overly excited and would do everything to keep this love affair secret till the wedding date, so she can sort out issues.
As a sharp baby girl, Ini is currently trying to part ways with any known Maga and take out any surviving stumbling block to a secret wedding, which is planned to take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirate in a few weeks time.

December 14, 2018

Linda Ikeji Breaks Up With Sholaye Jeremi Her Baby Daddy

Meet My Son Jayce And Yes, Sholaye Jeremi Is His Dad! - Linda Ikeji Opens Up On Her Relationship
Finally Linda Ikeji Opens Up on her relationship, she shared this on her blog...

Read below....
Two days before my 38th birthday on September 17th, I welcomed my first child, my son, Jayce. I look at him and I wonder why I waited so long to have a child.

 I’ve never known love like this. I literally have tears in my eyes every time I look at him. I can’t believe he came out of me. He is by far my greatest blessing and I’m looking forward to navigating him through life!
Now to the reason why you are reading this. I argued with myself for a long time whether to put this out or not…and finally decided it was a story I wanted to share. I've always been open about my life but I'm sharing details about my personal life mostly because of the girls who look up to me. The girls I have mentored, mentoring right now and plan to mentor in the future. I’m very particular about our young girls and I have personally tried over the years to be an example in some way; tried to teach these girls how to fight for their dreams, how to live right and do right and then I go and have a child out of wedlock and that must be a little confusing to some of them and especially with so many untruthful stuff out there about me. The most hilarious is that I had a child for a married man. Lol. Here’s my answer to that! The married man that I will sleep with has not yet been born. If he’s been born, he will die, be buried, rise and die again before he will lay with me. I don’t do married men. The father of my child is a single man and his name is Sholaye Jeremi. To be honest, at some point I thought he was my final bus stop but you know how life

 Unfortunately he and I are a completely closed chapter. Sadly for our son Jayce, it’s the kind of chapter that can’t ever be opened again.
One of the things many people have asked me is how I met this man because we don’t run in the same circle. Well, I met him 3 years ago at Wheatbaker Restaurant in Ikoyi in December 2015 shortly after I moved to my home in Banana Island, Ikoyi. It was a day after Christmas and I was having dinner with friends when he walked in. He saw me and the rest is history. He claimed at the time that he had never heard of me which was seriously a turn-on for me because up until then I’d only been meeting men who behaved like fans. At the time we met, I was 35 and he was 37 and I’d been single for nearly 4 years. I was definitely searching and I fell in love almost immediately and so we became an item.

At the time I met him he lived in a 3-bedroom flat at what used to be 5th roundabout in Lekki after Mobil. I used to drive for almost two hours in traffic from my house to go see him. Most of the time, I carried my laptop to his home to enable me to work and at the same time spend the whole day with him.

It was a whirlwind romance. He was the funniest and most romantic guy I’d met up until that point, so it was easy to fall in love and I truly believed the feeling was mutual. A few weeks after we met, it seemed like we were planning a future together. This man was already calling me Linda Ikeji Jeremi and making all these plans but then just like that, it was over between us. I went from waking up every morning to love text messages from him to no more calls. I was just thanking God for finally sending me my own man when all of a sudden we were no longer talking to each other. Later he would tell me what scared him off. My public life. He claims he’s a private business man and didn’t want the attention being with me would bring to him and I told him I understood and we went our separate ways. We tried to get back together in 2016 but it didn't work out so much so we separated again but stayed in touch (mostly him to be honest), stayed friends and that was how our back and forth started.
By mid-2017, we were both still single and we started seeing each other again quietly.

 There were times it was very intense and we talked about a future together, and there were times that I couldn’t figure out what exactly I was doing with this guy. We were not suited for each other. Totally different lifestyles. And there was the problem of my fame. I walked away from this man a million times and he came after me a million and one times. No matter how much I pushed him away, he kept coming back and me, because I couldn’t find anyone else, I kept going back. Lol. So I was basically going back to my ex because I couldn’t find anyone else.

Then I fell pregnant. It wasn’t planned, it just happened; though we talked about having a child together just two months before I fell pregnant. He said something about putting a billionaire baby inside me and I remember jokingly telling him that I’m also a billionaire so our child was going to be a billionaire on both side...and we laughed. But after I fell pregnant, things became extremely weird between us. If I tried to explain what happened, I wouldn’t be able to because it was confusing to me. We went from talking about the pregnancy and being okay with it; he even suggested I go to Dubai for my pre-natals as he didn’t trust doctors in Nigeria, to literally not talking to each other anymore.

 Around when I was about three months pregnant, he did come to see my parents and actually became very cool with my dad. They were literally exchanging Whatsapp messages every day. He later agreed to a traditional wedding which he didn’t follow through and then he switched. He began to treat me with so much hate and aggression that I and my family had to cut him off completely.

To be honest if anybody had told me when we met three years ago, considering how deeply we cared for each other that I would fall pregnant two years later and he would completely turn his back on me for most part of my pregnancy, I never would have believed it but that’s what happened. I had to draw strength from myself, my family and close friends.

And Jayce...oh my son Jayce, he was my biggest strength. It was almost as if he knew his dad was acting up so he came through for his mum. He was gentle with me when I was carrying him. I had an extremely easy pregnancy. I pushed him out under 3 mins and was in the labour room for less than 30 minutes. And then my snapback was amazing. Three weeks later, it was almost as if I’d never been pregnant. Jayce was my soldier when his dad turned his back.
But still, I have absolutely no iota of regret meeting Sholaye. Gosh, have you seen Jayce? How can I regret that? God doesn’t make mistakes.

 If you believe that you’re always led by God like I believe then I have to believe that God led me to this man for whatever reasons best known to Him. I thought God sent him as my life partner but I guess He just used him as a vessel for my greatest blessing. Now his part in my story is over. I know when to put my hands up and surrender. That God brought someone significant into your life doesn’t mean they are supposed to follow you throughout your life’s journey. We should learn to know when people’s part in our story is over. Don’t fight for closure, don’t ask for explanations, don’t chase answers, just let them go and know that if God meant for you to have them in your life, He would have given them to you. Sometimes people just come to serve a purpose in your life and are not meant to stay and there’s no point holding on to them.

 This one is done and dusted. It’s just Jayce and I now moving forward and I know life will be beautiful for us.

Being a single mum wasn’t the dream I had for myself; I’d prayed for the kind of happy home my parents built for us (they’ve been together for 40 years). Nothing is more important to me than family. For years I’d hammered on how much I was looking forward to getting married, having children and building my own family and I believed God was going to come through for me on that one, but I have come to understand that we have no control over what life throws at us no matter how much we plan, pray, or work.

 And we also have no control over the actions of other people towards us. One of the things I have learnt in my life’s journey is that your idea of how life should go might be different from the way life actually goes. It’s called Life Happening. Sometimes it unfolds into something we never dreamed of but because we don’t recognize the route we find ourselves on our journey through life, doesn’t mean God won’t get us to our destination. Remember, an uncertain chapter doesn’t ruin the whole book. Life will happen whether we are ready or not. All we can do is keep our heads up and keep moving.

Family and close friends told me I owed no one any explanation about the circumstances that led to the birth of my son, but I knew without writing this, I could never stand in front of the young girls who look up to me and talk to them again. I could never go on my secondary school tour and speak with these girls again about living right and doing right. I would always feel like I have no moral right to do so. I went to 15 secondary schools in 2017 and talking to those young impressionable girls has been one of the highlights of my life. I cancelled this year’s tour because I was pregnant and I haven’t made any preparations for next year’s tour because I wanted to set things right first.

I have so many plans for young girls next year and in the coming years with the Selfmade finance and mentorship projects with international collaborations, so this was important for me to do, to explain myself to the young girls who look up to me and feel disappointed that I got pregnant and had a baby out of wedlock. For years, I have preached decency, morality and uprightness and despite what happened to me, I mean it from the bottom of my heart.

 That should be the only way to live. That’s the only way I live. Don’t ever compromise your values. With this, I was led by my heart and my clock ticking and even though I have no regrets, I’m sorry if I let any of you ladies down by the decision I made, and I hope you learn from my experience. I hope you do better than I did. The ideal thing would be to find a man you love, who loves you back and gives you stability, get married, have kids and raise a family, not being a single mum or a baby mama. I was 37 years old at the time I conceived and if I want to be honest, my age played a role in me allowing myself to be pregnant out of wedlock. I don’t want to be having kids in my 40s or struggling with fertility later in life.

 This wasn’t the plan but like I said before, life happens. You just have to find a way to make the best of what life throws at you. And so for any young girl this means anything to, I am truly sorry. I am not sorry I had Jayce, I’m just sorry I didn’t go about it the right way.
But you know, despite this crazy love experience, I still believe in love and I believe in happy endings and I can’t wait to one day, God willing, have my fairy tale ending. The father of my child is the only man I’ve given a chance to in 6 years. Lol. I swear. I’m not really a relationship kind of girl. I’m more a career girl. I can go for years without a man.

 I’m one of those women who don’t need a man to validate their existence but biko, I’ve done the single life enough in the past…lol… going forward I’m looking forward to giving someone else a chance and try this love thing again. I was raised in a happy 2-parents’ home and that’s what I want for Jayce. So I hope I meet a great guy soon until then I’m enjoying motherhood. It rocks! Life has never been more beautiful!
I’d also like to address a few other issues. Number one is this celibacy issue. So many people have trolled me over it and I’d like to correct the misunderstanding. I have never ever in my life said people shouldn’t have sex before marriage.

 NEVER EVER have I said that. I have even argued with quite a few people that it is not feasible in this day and age. What I have always said and I maintain till today is; Do not ever sleep with men for money because any woman with a brain and determination can get her own money herself.

 And there’s nothing sweeter than your own money. I am 38 years old and I recently bought a N100million+ car; what the heck do you need to be sleeping with a man for? For designer bags, first class tickets and luxury holidays? GTFOH with sleeping with a man for rent money! You can give yourself all that and more if you apply yourself, fight for your dream and work your butt off. Men don’t have the exclusive right to create wealth; women can also create wealth. Money is not male. Wealth is not male.

 Success is not male. We women just need to believe in ourselves more and get off our butts and stop relying on our looks and charm instead of our brain, mind, will, and our God given talent/gift. We can be rich, we can be successful, we can break barriers, do what was formerly termed impossible, do what men can do, be CEOs of conglomerates and billionaires without ever having to lie on our backs. Please ladies, we are powerful beyond measure and can do anything and be anything we want to be.

The other thing I’ve always said is; do not sleep around with multiple men who just use your body for their pleasure; that is; too many one night stands, casual sex, many sex partners in a short period of time all in the name of relationships. Your body deserves better. I feel sex should only happen when you’re in a loving, committed relationship with someone you love.

 I was celibate for many years until I met my son’s father and fell in love. And instead of increasing my body count, I just went back to the same eggplant…lol. My mistake was I should have walked away when the relationship became a but then again, Jayce wouldn’t be here today if I had. So really, there’s nothing that I have preached that I didn’t practice. So you guys stop trolling me over this abeg! Lol.

Thank you for reading and thank you for your understanding.
December 14, 2018


Sunshine Liberation Front(SLF), the eyes and ears of the good people of Ondo State, is worried about the huge fraud and corruption perpetrated in the government of today led by Arakunrin ‘Rotimi Akeredolu. It's more worrisome that this malfeasance is carried out in the Ministry of Transport and perfected by a certain Damorotex Global Concept.

One watches with shock and disbelief how men of the Task Force on indiscriminate parking and all sorts of vehicular “crimes” carry out their duties and cannot but agree there's a lot at stake for whoever in charge of the revenue collection and their colluding partner at Damorotex Global Concept, with an office at Mobil Fuel Station, Fiwasaye, Akure and another at Kilometer 5, Oda Road, Near Aye Community.

It's no news that any vehicle seized and towed away by the officials of the Ministry of Transport Task Force on Akure roads gets redeemed with #15,000. The offender is asked to pay #5,000 to the Ondo State Board of Internal Revenue while he/she deposits the remaining #10,000 into the Polaris Bank account of Damorotex Global Concept, 4091144873.

Ebenezer Afolami, an officer in charge at the Ministry of Transport, argued the #10,000 is the payment for the towing vehicle. A vehicle owned by the state government and bought by the last administration of Dr. Olusegun Mimiko?

Why pay the money into a private company account? Is Damorotex Global Concept a consulting firm for vehicle towing? Is the #10,000 their consulting fee per vehicle towed? Do they really own a towing vehicle while the one purchased and owned by the state government is no longer in use?

SLF is asking the state government led by Arakunrin ‘Rotimi Akeredolu to look into this allegation, carry out investigations, make public statement and reveal those behind this huge crime against the people of Ondo State in one week. Anything short of this, Sunshine Liberation Front will take all necessary legal actions to unmask the perpetrators, retrieve the millions of naira that has been deposited in Damorotex Global Concept Polaris Bank account and see to the incarceration of the criminals.

Akinyele Akinwale,

for Sunshine Liberation Front(SLF).