Saturday, March 28, 2015

How Tinubu was embarrassed by a thug at polling unit  


Former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was embarrassed by a thug, Ise Aye, while Tinubu was doing his accreditation at polling unit 047 on Kaffi/Sunday Adigun Street, Alausa, Ikeja.

The thug, who had scars on his face and tattoos all over his body, shouted at the governor and accused him of neglecting some of the youths in the area.
While shouting in Yoruba, he said, “You abandoned us here. The leaders here did not give us money. I know what I have suffered in the hands of the PDP all because I refused to join them. We remained loyal to the APC because of your late mother (Iya Mogaji) that lived here.Anytime I come here looking for money, they refer me to Bourdillon in Ikoyi but no one allows me to enter your mansion.”

Tinubu, who felt insulted by the outburst, described Ise Aye as an untrained young man lacking in wisdom.

He said, “Do you have any sense at all? Is that how you were trained to talk to elders. Get out of here, you are embarrassing me.”
The young man eventually prostrated for Tinubu.

When asked by a reporter why he supported Jonathan instead of Nuhu Ribadu of his party(the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria) in the 2011 elections, Tinubu said, “You must retract that statement. If not, I will assume that you are working for the PDP.

“I never supported Jonathan in 2011. I can never destroy what I used my hands to build.”

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Obasanjo, Atiku, Tinubu and APC VP Osinbajo Get Accredited  


Political leaders across the country have endorsed the processes adopted by INEC so far to quarantee free and fair election, though with some calling for improvements. Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo leads the pack of prominent men who have been accredited ahead of voting for the next President of Nigeria come May 29, 2015.

Check out photos of Atiku, Tinubu, Osinbajo, etc., below:





Gbemi Saraki dumps Jonathan on Election Day, backs Buhari  


Things are happening in this strong election. Senator Gbemisola Saraki who has been consistently speculated to have plans to defect from the PDP to the APC may have finally declared for APC and directed all her supporters to vote for Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election on Saturday.

Gbemi Saraki who is the first daughter of 2nd Republic Senate Leader, Olusola Saraki, has been uncomfortable with PDP in recent times. Her brother, Bukola Saraki, is the leader of APC in Kwara.

It was gathered that she has addressed her supporters and asked them to vote for APC's Buhari.
One of her ardent followers who was at the briefing confirmed to Daily Trust that Senator Gbemi Saraki was quoted as asking them “to go out tomorrow (Saturday) with your broom and sweep your communities clean,”
apparently directing them to vote for APC presidential candidate, Mohammadu Buhari.
Since the conclusion of the PDP primaries which produced Senator Simeon Ajibola as the party's flag bearer, there have been speculations that Gbemi had severed her membership of PDP following grumbling of marginalisation emanating from her supporters.

Besides, she had distanced herself from the activities of PDP in recent times even as there is division in the state PDP over her membership of the party.

While some are of the opinion that she should be begged and prevailed upon to remain in PDP, others insist she should be allowed to exercise her volition.

When contacted, PDP Chairman in the state, Iyiola Oyedepo said he cannot confirm or deny her move.

He said, "I think so but I cannot confirm it. Somebody sent me a text message that she said that there may be dirty things tomorrow and she is urging all her supporters to sweep very clearly tomorrow and that can be interpreted."

Who becomes Nigeria’s first lady: extrovert patience or introvert Aisha?

Patience Jonathan and Aisha Buhari

The Nigerian constitution does not recognise the office of the First Lady which is a title for the spouse of the head of state or president of Nigeria. However, the office has remained one of the most funded and staffed since independence and the First Lady is addressed by the title Her Excellency.
Nigeria has had several first ladies since independence but the late Maryam Babangida, wife of Nigeria’s military president from 1985 to 1993, General Ibrahim Babagida, began the trend.
As first lady, she launched many programmes to improve the lives of women. The “Maryam Phenomenon” became a celebrity and “an icon of beauty, fashion and style,” a position she retained after her husband’s fall from power.
When her husband became Head of State in 1985, Maryam Babangida moved into Dodan Barracks in Lagos. She was said to have arranged for considerable renovations to make the rooms more suitable for formal receptions. As First Lady of Nigeria between 1985 and 1993, she turned the ceremonial post into a champion for women’s rural development. She founded the Better Life Programme for Rural Women in 1987, which launched co-operatives, cottage industries, farms and gardens, shops and markets, women’s centres and social welfare programmes. The Maryam Babangida National Centre for Women Development was established in 1993 for research, training, and to mobilise women towards self-emancipation.
She also established a glamorous persona. Talking about the opening of the seven-day Better Life Fair in 1990, one journalist said “She was like a Roman empress on a throne, regal and resplendent in a stone-studded flowing outfit that defied description…” Women responded to her as a role model, and her appeal lasted long after her husband fell from power.
But the current First Lady in the person of Dame Patience Faka Jonathan is one woman who shares the political space equally with her husband, regardless of what the constitution says about her office.
If her husband is re-elected, Nigerians may not see much difference from what Mrs. Jonathan has done as their First Lady for the past six years. But if General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress gains the upper hand, then Nigerians would then have a new experience with Mrs. Aisha Buhari as the First Lady.
Dame Jonathan is reputed as a woman who holds court, summoning ministers, even governors for meetings. Dame Jonathan is not your regular first lady that is content with the glamour of office; she is as active, if not more, than her husband in the politics and politicking of the Peoples Democratic Party of Nigeria.
With her influence, so many people have been appointed ministers, permanent secretaries, ambassadors, name it. In fact, through her, many governorship candidates have received endorsement to contest in their home states.
Mr. Evans Bipi, a member representing Ogu Bolo State Constituency in the Rivers State House of Assembly, described the first lady as his Jesus Christ. When he was asked why he calls her mummy even when he was no way related to her nor come from her local government, he said, “Have you forgotten that she is from Okrika? So, whoever attains the position of the First Lady, what would you call the person? You call her mummy. She is the mother of the nation and she is the mouthpiece of Okrika people. She is the mother of Okrika people. So, every Okrika person calls her mummy. Ogu Bolo is Okrika. They are all Okrika people. It is like Ikwerre and Obio/Akpor; they are all Ikwerre. It is only the local government area that split them. So, as an Okrika woman, who has risen up to that position, everybody calls her mummy.”
He also justified why he called her his Jesus Christ on earth, “Let me say this. Man is God to man; it is in the Bible. You must not see God; you will see God through somebody. God said, see me through Jesus Christ. That is why we are seeing God through Jesus Christ. This woman (Patience Jonathan) is everything in my life. She made me what I am today. Politically and otherwise; I can say it anywhere. I can say she is my Jesus Christ because she has made me who I am today. That is the truth and I can defend that anywhere.
“Babangida’s wife was from Delta State. Her people called her mummy. Yar’Adua’s wife is from Katsina, all the people from Katsina call her mummy. Even Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s wife, the people call her mummy. When a woman attains such level, everybody calls her mummy. It is a form of respect. But to me, my mummy (Patience Jonathan) is special because she brought me up to this level.”
His testimony is not different from that of her other beneficiaries and she wields enormous power.
On her own, she anointed Nyeson Wike, the present governorship candidate of the PDP in her home state, Rivers, to dislodge Rotimi Amaechi, after falling out with the governor. Because of the respect the Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Henry Seriake Dickson had for her, he made her a permanent secretary in July 2012 even after a long time absence from work. But when she fell out with the governor, she resigned from the office to show her annoyance. She then handpicked the Special Assistant to the President on Domestic Matters, Mr. Waripamowei Dudafa to take over from Dickson in 2016 irrespective of the governor’s aspiration for a re-election.
The likes of Chief Christopher Alao-Akala, a former governor and deputy governor of Oyo State, would not forget in a hurry the role Dame Jonathan played in the politics of the PDP in Oyo State when she summoned their leaders and advised them to make the former governor of the state, Chief Rashidi Ladoja, the PDP flag bearer, even after the latter had since left the party and become the founder of Accord Party. Akala is today the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Oyo State.
She is a woman who makes no pretence about her views. After a long absence from the country amidst speculations that she was down at a German hospital, the presidency and her office kept on assuring the citizens that she had merely travelled to rest after the rigours of the 2011 elections and hosting of the African First Ladies Summit.
But on February 17, 2013, she came out to tell the stunning story of how she rose from death after being dead for a week during a thanksgiving service in Abuja. She debunked the stories dished out from her husband’s office completely without scruples.
Punctuating her testimony with praise songs, Patience, who refused to read from a speech prepared for her, narrated to the congregation how she underwent nine surgeries within one month in London.
“It was not an easy experience for me. I actually died; I passed out for more than a week. My intestine and tummy were opened.
“I am not Lazarus but my experience was similar to his own. My doctors said all hope was lost.
“People are always afraid of operation (surgery) but in my own case, while my travail lasted, I was begging for it (surgery) after the third operation because I was going to the theatre every day.
“It was God who saw me through. I did eight or nine operations within one month. It was not an easy one.”
When the Chibok girls were abducted by the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists, Dame Patience beat her husband to take action by summoning to Aso Rock those she believed could explain what happened.
The video recording of the meeting in Abuja went viral and trended so much, particularly the part where she discarded the English language for her preferred pidgin and launched into a tirade against the principal of the school and the Borno State governor and his wife.
That was where she asked the principal, ‘Na only you waka come?’ She broke down in tears and told the state governor and those who wanted to rubbish her husband’s government that, ‘There’s God o.’
Dame Patience Jonathan is more at home in her native language and pidgin English, irrespective of the occasion.
Yet, the First Lady was sufficiently educated.
Born in Port Harcourt, she earned her school certificate in 1976, and passed the West African School Certificate Examination in 1980. In 1989, she obtained the National Certificate of Education in Mathematics and Biology from the Rivers State College of Arts and Science, Port Harcourt. She then proceeded to the University of Port Harcourt and studied for a B.Ed in Biology and Psychology.
For Mrs. Aishat Buhari, wife of the presidential candidate of the APC, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), the office of the First Lady could turn out to be a completely different experience if her husband wins the election and becomes the president.
When her husband became the head of state in the 80s, she had not yet appeared in the picture as she was said to have got married to the General in 1989. At a time during the electioneering, the ruling PDP made it an issue that Maj.-Gen.Buhari might not have a place for a woman in public life. As a former head of state, his then wife remained anonymous throughout.
And when he started the current campaign, there was no sign of a woman with him, creating the fear that he might not be women friendly. That was when the picture of his wife appeared on the social media and she turned out to be a stunning beauty.
The opposition was still not satisfied. In fact, critics concluded that the General must be less enamoured with women by refusing to pose for pictures with his family.
When Buhari’s campaign train hit Abeokuta, Ogun State, early this year, the major highlight was the unveiling of his wife. In fact, both Buhari and his running mate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, used the occasion to pose with their wives and with the way the pictures trended on the social media, many Nigerians were impressed by the images of the potential First Lady and her deputy.
Of course, all the major newspapers splashed the pictures on their front pages the following day.
Aishat Buhari was drawn out to the public glare and as such, observers are still trying to assess her to see the kind of First Lady she will turn out to be if her husband is victorious at the polls.
One thing is sure though, Maj.-Gen. Buhari has a softer side represented by his gorgeous wife, Aisha.
Mrs. Buhari obtained a diploma in Beauty Therapy at Carlton Institute of Beauty Therapy Windsor in United Kingdom; she also obtained a certificate course in French Beauty School, Esthetique Academie Dubai. She is also a member of UK’s Vocational Training and Charitable Trust and the International Health and Beauty Council.
Aisha also holds National Certificate in Education, a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma and Masters in International Affairs and Strategic Studies from Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna. She is the founder/Managing Director of Hanzy Spa and Principal of Hanzy Beauty Institute.
Though Aisha has managed to limit her public gaffes, what she said about Edo women has drawn the wrath of the people of the area. Aisha had said that if her husband is elected, he would make sure that there were enough jobs so that young women from Edo State would no longer take to prostitution. The women group in the state took her up on this. She must have learnt some lessons from the criticisms that trailed her comments.
Nevertheless, she has said, “For me, I will perform my duties and role as the wife of the President of Nigeria traditionally.”

I didn't know Lilian was an actress-Ubi Franklin  

Ubi-Franklin-and-Lilian-Esoro

Their engagement shocked many as they were never identified as a couple or spotted together..Ubi Franklin has revealed he didn't know his fiancee, Lilian Esoro was an actress..He told Punch
“When I met her, I did not even know she was an actress. That is something people do not know. I hardly watch television these days because of my schedule, so there are a lot of movie stars I do not know. Whenever I want to relax, I watch movies on my laptop. The first day I met her, she did not tell me she was an actress and I didn’t know till about a week later.”
“I called her to ask and she told me she was an actress but preferred to keep a low profile. She said she does not like too much attention and all she wants is due diligence. She is not one of those actresses that seek for attention.”
Talking about how he broke up with his ex, Ubi said,

 “Things were not working because I believe that you should be where you would be happy for the rest of your life. I asked God that I needed a woman to marry and settle down with. After I prayed about it for about a week, I met Lillian at a friend’s party. The day I met her, I saw the qualities I wanted in a woman I want to be with for the rest of my life.”
On marrying an actress,he said..
“I have no problem with her career. Everybody works hard to earn a living and as far as she is happy with what she does, that is the most important thing to me. All I want to do is to help her improve on whatever she is doing and also support her,” he said.
“The marriage would definitely be this year in Nigeria. I am not a fan of marrying abroad. I have nothing against people that do it but the truth is many people that ought to come and pray for you would not make it if you travel out of the country,” he sai

Waje celebrates daughter's16th birthday with touching birth story & photos



Waje's beautiful daughter Emerald turned 16 today and the proud mum shared stunning photos and shared her touching birth story
"I had gone to the hospital earlier but the doctor said my due date was April 4th so my mum took me home and left for lagos that day. At 11pm, lying in d living room which was my only comfortable spot in the house, labour started, grandma said (don't worry, false alarm) then it became frequent, I couldn't scream but I felt like killing someone and my bro @officialbk6 was a great candidate for that murder but they were all trying to make me feel better. Cut the long story short , labour was for 4hrs and this queen was born. My prayer is that Gods grace and Favour will envelope u, God will direct your path, in everything you do u shall prosper, you shall be called great amongst your peers and your well will never run dry. You are above REPROACH!!! No one will dare tangle with God by messing with his chosen.nothing can drive a wedge btw u and christ, as the sun rises so shall u arise and shine. You are born of God and great shall be your testimony. Happy birthday ogochukwu emerald"
Another pic below

 

Germanwings Killer Co-Pilot- "I'm planning an act that will be remembered forever"-Ex-girlfriend reveals  

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Killer pilot Andreas Lubitz told his ex-girlfriend he was planning an act so heinous his name would be remembered for ever, it was sensationally claimed last night.
Lubitz was a tormented, erratic man who was a master of hiding his darkest thoughts and would wake up from nightmares screaming ‘we’re going down’, his former partner said.
She revealed to a German newspaper how Lubitz ominously told her last year:
‘One day I will do something that will change the whole system, and then all will know my name and remember it.’‘I never knew what he meant, but now it makes sense,’ she told Bild. When I heard about the crash, there was just a tape playing in my head of what he said, “One day I will do something that will change the system and everyone will then know my name and remember me”.‘I did not know what he meant by that at the time, but now it’s clear.’
His personal problems and erratic behaviour was so severe that she was frightened and decided to leave him.
The couple had been together for seven years and lived in a smart flat on the outskirts of Dusseldorf. One report claimed they were engaged and planned to marry next year.
Lubitz had reportedly ordered two new Audis for them just before the tragedy in an apparent desperate last attempt to win her back. But she appeared to have rejected his offer, as only one car was ever delivered.
The startling revelations that Lubitz had long-plotted a spectacular act adds weight to claims the pilot concealed a medical condition that should have stopped him flying.
It comes after German investigators yesterday revealed the 27-year-old should have been off sick on the day he deliberately condemned his 149 passengers and crewmates to their deaths in the Alps.
Investigators revealed today that medical sign-off notes were found at Lubitz's home - including at least one that covered the day of the crash - and Dusseldorf University Hospital confirmed he had been a patient there over the past two months, although it would not disclose his condition.
It also emerged that Lubitz was familiar with the area of the French Alps where he brought down the Airbus A320, having previously completed a gliding course there.
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Police arrest Man and Baboon over N230k robbery(Photo)  


An interesting drama played out in Lagos recently, after some criminals who were with two baboons waylaid a man as he was coming out from the bank at Ogba area of the state. The unsuspecting victim who withdrew the sum of N230,000 from the bank was shocked when he stepped out only to see some roughly dressed young men with two giant-sized baboons starring at him menacingly. Without blinking an eyelid, the man took to his heels, abandoning his bag of money.

Crime Guard gathered that the bandits used their baboons to scare the victim after driving close to the banking premises with an unregistered Nissan Primera. It was learnt that two of the suspects alighted from the vehicle with two baboons and ambushed the man as he was coming out of the banking hall after withdrawing the money from his account. The victim reportedly was frightened and dropped the nylon bag containing the cash on the ground and ran for dear life.

DRAMA AS FLEEING SUSPECT SPRAY CASH
While running, the victim discovered that the suspects who took the nylon containing his cash was also running with the baboon towards the opposite direction and he went after him. On realising that the victim was coming after him, the suspect took some of the money from the bag and threw it at the victim who immediately bent down to pick the naira notes which littered the floor, a move the suspect capitalised on to escape into a waiting vehicle with his baboon.
It was learnt that as soon as the suspect and his baboon got into the waiting vehicle, the driver zoomed off abandoning the baboon and his colleague identified as Mohamed Nafiu and at the crime scene. An angry mob that was attracted to the scene nearly lynched both Mohammed and the baboon but the fierce -looking baboon stood stoutly in defence of his master and succeeded in warding off intending attacks, till policemen who were earlier invited arrived the scene and apprehended the suspect.

SUSPECT’S ACCOUNT
Confessing to the crime, Mohamed Nafiu told Crime Guard :
“I am from Gdala Local Government Area in Kano state. I am married with two children. I am a farmer but later, I began to sell herbal medicines for Malaria, typhoid, hypertension and body pains. After a while, I decided to relocate to Lagos to enable me have more patronage. But before I came to Lagos, I bought a baby baboon as a pet that was a year and eighteen months and started training him.
I came to Lagos almost ten years ago with the baboon and used it for entertainment and for showmanship while selling my herbal medicine. It was during that period that I met Nura, the leader of the gang, who also has a baboon. He was the person that brought the idea of using the baboon to frighten and rob victims. After the first operation, I quit selling my herbal medicine because it was not as lucrative as robbing. I have participated in over ten robbery operations using baboon within Lagos.’’
MODE OF OPERATION
“We use the two baboons each time we want to rob victims. Nura and I would alight from the vehicle with the baboons while a hired driver will be on the alert to drive off. We purposely hire different vehicles for the operation so that we would not be traced.
We pay the driver in advance before each operation and also pay him after each operation. Usually, we operate in areas where we assume victims will be in possession of cash and where it will be easy to escape after the operation, like: banks and shopping malls.
The baboons have been trained to scare victims and snatch their valuables and they do whatsoever we tell them to do.
We pay each hired driver based on the time contracted because of the risk involved, once the time is up, he zooms off with or without us. Also before the operation, we agree on the amount, we give the driver advance payment for fuel then pay up after the job.
I met Nura in Lagos several years back and my fortunes changed as I was constantly having cash with me. Immediately I saw the police officers, I surrendered myself to them and also assisted the officers in hand- cuffing the baboon.
Crime Guard learnt that the case was still under investigation and efforts are currently in top gear to arrest those who are on the run.

Female Singer Adokiye has lost her Virginity?



Since declaring that she was still a virgin, Adokiye has been staying away from men, doing her thing on her own. But that has now changed. In fact she has gone ahead to show off  she and her boyfriend all loved up. Trust Nigerians, since she released the pic, many have said the man has tasted her apple. Enjoy!

Friday, March 27, 2015

SEE What This Man Did To Me In Bathroom — Actress Yetunde

Yetunde Bakare

 
Yetunde Bakare, without doubts, is one of the actresses to watch out for in the Yoruba movie industry. With movies like Ajobi, Alani Baba Labake, Omo Olodo, Awa Okunrin, Awolu Goes to School, Amisu to name a few, the voluptuous ebony signed her way into the big league and she has since remained the screen darling of many Yoruba film lovers . She is a versatile actress and movie producer who also stars in English movies thus making herself a well known star in the industry. She spoke with us.
 
How has your career been so far?
It has been awesome so far. So good, I am enjoying it.
 
Has anyone ever embarrassed you over your b**bs?
Yes o, it was really embarrassing. The person was actually greeting me and we greeted each other . But he insisted he was greeting me that I had not greeted him, next thing he did was to grab my b**bs. It was embarrassing and I felt really bad because as a woman, I don’t really like that kind of thing. It happened at Rumours Club. I let it ride because I felt the guy must have been drunk or something to do that.Can you go unclad in a movie?
I can wear a bikini, I can wear a nightwear but I can’t go unclad. If I want to be a stripper, I can do that, I can wear a stripper’s wear but I can’t go 100% unclad like b**bs and everything outHas anyone ever told you to date him for a role?
Yes, a lot. I can’t give you names but there have been so many issues like that. There was one that was so serious that we had to fight. It got to a stage that he started sending me messages on my Facebook, abusing me and all sorts and he is a star for that matter; a very popular actor
Which role has been your most challenging role in a movie?
My recent movie Asiyan because I had to cry a lot. It is not easy to cry. At a point I was requesting for Paracetamol because I had a serious headache. You crying without someone hurting you is really serious. You have to make it look real and it’s not easy.
 
Have you ever done a s*x scene in a movie before?
I’ve not done anything like s*x but I’ve kissed and I’ve done bed scenes.
Has anyone ever touched your b**bs or your bum in a movie?
Touching my b**bs is no big deal because we know we are working and your mind is more on what you’re doing than thinking about something else. It’s just part of the job, there is no attachment.
Have you ever fantasised about having s*x with any actor?
Like how I wish? That would be Will Smith because I just like his height and cool face. I like my man to be built along the same lines.
How do you view s*x generally?
S*x is a normal thing that happens between a lady and a guy, it is just a way of expressing your emotional self. When you have s*x you have a lot of fun, exercise and stuffs and you will be relieved of some things. It is a very good moment because you worry less and you just want to have that fun when you’re doing it. You want to reach the climax.
What has been your most memorable moment so far?
That should be when I did Alani Baba Labake even before I produced my own movie. I acted as Lanko‘s daughter and he happens to be the Landlord of Baba Suwe. Along the way, there was a particular scene that really got me thrilled, it was a bathroom scene. I was in the bathroom and Baba Suwe’s son was peeping and my daddy caught him in the action. It was something very funny because everyone thought he was actually looking at my n*kedness. Each time they show it on African Magic, many people call, wanting to know if I was actually n*ked.
There is even a joke about it, that goes like this “Won ri run mi ooo”, meaning they have seen my pubic hair. But ask yourself: is it possible for me to be unclad for real? That kind of hair is too expensive to see.
Were you really n*ked?
No, I wasn’t. I really loved that part. It was very funny and that part really helped me a lot because I got a lot of calls and lots of contacts. Most people are still convinced I was n*ked for real in that movie.

Ondo deputy gov defects, Mimiko wishes him well

Ondo State deputy governor, Alhaji Ali Olanusi

 
Barely two days to the presidential election, the Ondo State deputy governor, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party to the rival All Progressives Congress in the state.
The development came barely five days after the Rivers State Deputy Governor, Mr. Tele Ikuru, dumped the APC for PDP.
In a swift reaction to Olanusi’s defection, the Ondo state government said it wished the deputy governor well.
The state Commissioner for Information, Kayode Akinmade, in a two-paragraph statement, said, “The state government just received the news of the defection of Alhaji All Olanusi, the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, to the All Progressives Congress.
“Though it came as a surprise, the government acknowledges his right to determine his political affiliation and wish him well.”
Announcing his defection on Thursday, Olanusi, in a statement, said, “While still being in place as the democratically-elected Deputy Governor of Ondo State, I have decided to lead my teeming supporters and well wishers in the state into the All Progressives Congress where we can find justice, fairness, equity and democratic liberty, a party to which majority of our kith and kin in Yorubaland belong.
“I have taken this decision at this critical time, in the best interest of peace, stability and good governance of our dear state and for the overall development of the South-West and the nation.”
The deputy governor noted that as a result of the unfolding political development in the country, particularly in Ondo State, it was clear that he needed to chart a new course for majority of his followers who looked up to him for direction and leadership.
“They (his followers) have watched helplessly in the last six years the untold marginalisation and total exclusion from the government they laboured to put in place,” he said.
The APC in the state, which received the news with delight, stated that the development signalled victory for the party in the coming elections.
The Publicity Secretary of the party, Omo’oba Adesanya, said the party welcomed the deputy governor into the party, saying more PDP members would be joining APC before the election.
He said, “We welcome him into the fold of the APC. It shows that the wind of change that is blowing is across board.
“Olanusi understands the political rhythm and he is dancing to it appropriately. Change is imminent and victory is certain.”
Meanwhile, the Deputy Speaker of the Ondo State House Assembly, Dare Emiola, has dissociated himself from the Olanusi’s action.
Olanusi and Eniola are both from the Akoko South-West Local Government Area and had hitherto been strong political allies.
Eniola, in a statement in Akure on Thursday, asserted his continued membership of the PDP in spite of Olanusi’s defection.
He said, “I want to use this opportunity to dissociate myself from the actions of the deputy governor, Alhaji Olanusi, who dumped the PDP for APC.
“All the honourable members of the Ondo State House of Assembly are still full-fledged members of the PDP to which I belong.”
He also said the PDP would sweep the polls on Saturday despite the defection of the deputy governor, calling on all supporters of the party to remain steadfast.
The traditional ruler of Supare Akoko, hometown of Olanusi, Oba Adejoro Adedeji, also on Thursday described the deputy governor’s defection as “a rude shock and embarrassment to the Supare community.”
The monarch said this in a chat with journalists in Akure.
Adedeji, who noted that the defection was of no effect, said the decision of the deputy governor was unilateral as he never informed any member of the community before he defected.
“Olanusi is on his own,” he said.
Also on Thursday, the PDP in Ondo State said Olanusi was never a member of the party going by the last re-registration exercise conducted in the party.
A statement by the party’s Publicity Director, Ayo Fadaka, stated that the deputy governor was not registered both in his ward and local government by the party.
The Ondo PDP spokesman said, “It is however pertinent for us to underscore the fact that Alhaji Olanusi is not a member of the PDP in Ondo State as he was not re-registered in his ward and local government by the party.
“While admitting that he attended two party functions recently, he was a passive observer at such functions and his attendance does not in any manner confer membership on him.
“By his latest political gymnastic, it is obvious that he had been a clandestine member of the APC and a mole in the government of Governor Olusegun Mimiko and has just received the order to declare openly for them.”
He noted that Olanusi’s action was intended to serve as a response to the declaration of Ikuru in Rivers, adding that “both are however not in the same cadre, while Ikuru possess the power and influence to inflict devastating damages on APC in Rivers State, same cannot be said of Ali Olanusi of Ondo State.”

OPC members unleash terror on Lagos


Oshodi on Thursday
Traders and commuters in the Oshodi Market, Orile Oshodi area of Lagos State, took to their heels on Thursday after suspected members of the Oodua People’s Congress unleashed terror on the area.
Eyewitnesses told PUNCH Metro that the gang, which numbered close to 50, carried sophisticated weapons and shot sporadically into the air.
Residents said some of them wore masks.
Motorists heading towards Oshodi from the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, were forced to take a detour from the Ladipo bus stop after the hoodlums barricaded the expressway.
In the ensuing scuffle, several people fleeing from danger were said to have been injured, as some street urchins used the opportunity to dispossess passersby of their valuables.
Some shops in the area were also reportedly looted by the urchins.
When our correspondent visited the area, he observed that stalls and shops were shut as traders lamented their fate.
There was heavy presence of security operatives, who ordered people to raise their hands as they passed by.
Our correspondent observed that some soldiers, who took over the bridge and the main road, asked some youths to do frog jumps on the bridge.
A vendor, Samuel Ojukwu, said the gunmen were loyalists of President Goodluck Jonathan, adding that their presence created panic.
The chaos was said to have lasted between 8am and 9.30am.
He said, “This morning, as I was arranging newspapers on the newsstand, I saw some people running.
“I didn’t know what was pursuing them, so I sat at the stand. A colleague, who was also running, asked me to run, but I said I won’t run since I didn’t see anything pursuing the people.
“Then, these heavily armed men showed up. I started shaking with fright where I sat as they approached my newsstand.
“The man who led them had two pistols in his side pockets, and held another one in his hand.
“One of them came to me and said, ‘Baba, don’t be afraid. When you vote on Saturday, vote for Jonathan.’ I was so afraid.”
He said afterwards, the group went towards the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway and began shooting indiscriminately into the air.
He said as they approached a military base on the road, they retreated to avoid a collision with military men.
It was learnt that as the shooting continued, the group dared some people to come out and face them.
Another witness, Ojuolape Obafemi, a trader, said some members of the group hid their identity.
“Some of the hoodlums wore masks and I believe they are known faces. That was why they covered their faces.
“They entered into streets and nobody could come out to challenge them. I believe they were OPC members because they wore all kinds of ammunition and amulet,” she said.
She added that soon after the group left, another set of hoodlums, wielding sticks, bottles and cutlasses took over the road.
Our correspondent learnt that the hoodlums began to harass the people.
“These boys were the ones who entered into shops and looted them. They entered a bag shop and looted it. They also dispossessed people of their valuables,” she said.
Our correspondent learnt that a man, who was trying to escape the wrath of the hoodlums, fell and sustained serious injuries.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the police and some soldiers later arrived at the scene and dispersed the street urchins.
A bus conductor in Oshodi, Moses Ikudaisi, said the situation could have been worse if any of the two rampaging groups had met resistance from loyalists of the All Progressives Congress.
Oshodi on Thursday
[/media-credit] Oshodi on Thursday
He said the chaos was not unconnected with the rivalry between members of the Peoples Democratic Party and the APC over the control of motor parks in Oshodi.
He said, “The motor parks in Oshodi are under the control of a loyalist of the APC. A lot of these boys fomenting trouble were formerly with this loyalist, but since the period of this election, there have been some discontents which led to a breakaway faction. The faction joined forces with the PDP.
“The new faction wants to take control of the motor parks and they believe the easiest way to unseat the man that is there is for the PDP to win the coming election.”
However, one Gabriel212, who commented on the incident on Nairaland.com, said, “The PDP was pasting posters on APC posters in the night of Wednesday and this made the APC to tear the PDP posters.
“That was what resulted in the two parties fighting with guns this morning.
“The PDP guys employed the OPC to guard them while they were removing the APC posters.
“Places like Enialonbinu, Charity, 7 &8, Brown, Church streets were affected.”
When our correspondent visited Charity area of Oshodi, he was told by some residents that the crisis was restricted to Oshodi, but policemen only patrolled the street.
“It was the police who were shooting into the air in our area, not those hoodlums. They did not go beyond Oshodi,” a resident said.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, Kenneth Nwosu, said the police had restored normalcy to the area.
He said, “There was a failed attempt by some miscreants to breach the peace this morning.
“Due to the proactive response of our men, we were able to contain them and on sighting our men, the miscreants fled.
“We have been able to restore sanity and people, who are law-abiding, are going about their lawful duties without any molestation.”

Thugs open fire on Gov Amaechi’s convoy

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 RIVERS State Governor Rotimi Amaechi escaped unhurt in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area on Thursday when gunmen, suspected to be political thugs, fired shots at his convoy.
Two members of the All Progressives Congress were however unlucky as they were seriously injured in the incident, which happened at about 6pm on Thursday.
The governor was   on a door-to-door ward campaign of the area.
An SMS sent to our correspondent by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. David Iyofor, indicated that the attackers   made bonfire along a major road in the area to prevent the governor from leaving.
The SMS read, “This evening, gunshots were fired at the convoy of Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi at Rumuolumeni, Obio/Akpor LGA by PDP thugs.
“Obio/Akpor is the home of the PDP governorship candidate in the state, Nyesom Wike. The thugs attacked the governor’s convoy and his entourage with bottles, stones and other dangerous objects. Then gunshots were fired at the convoy.
“When the governor was leaving the community, bonfire was set up on the road to prevent him from leaving. More gunshots were fired at his convoy. Amaechi was on door-to-door ward campaign in the state.”
The Greater Together Campaign Organisation, a team in charge of the APC candidate, Dakuku Peterside’s governorship campaign, described the attack on the convoy as part of the plan to assassinate chieftains and members of the APC.
The Director of the campaign organisation, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, said in a statement   in Port Harcourt   that the thugs were repelled by the governor’s security personnel.
Semenitari lamented that the situation in the state had become worrisome considering that a group of security operatives had gone to the governor’s home town to carry out a secret investigation.
The statement read in part, “In keeping with their plans to attack and assassinate chieftains and members of the APC, thugs of the PDPambushed the convoy of Governor Amaechi, who was on a door-to-door campaign in Rumuolumeni, Obio/Akpor, Rivers State.
“The thugs were repelled by the governor’s security personnel. However, the PDP in Rivers State has concluded plans to launch house-to-house attack on APC chieftains in the state with the aid of security personnel.”
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmad Mohammad, told our correspondent that he was still trying to reach out to the Divisional Police Officer in Obio/Akpor to ascertain the veracity of the claim that the governor’s convoy was attacked.
Mohammad promised to react to the matter as soon as he got any response from the DPO in Obio/Akpor   but he had yet to keep the promise as of 9pm on Thursday.
Also in Edo State, the government on Thursday alleged deployment of armed soldiers in the country home of Governor Adams Oshiomhole in Iyamoh     Etsakor West LGA.
A statement by the state Commissioner   for Information and Orientation,   Louis Odion, said the presence of the soldiers was to “intimidate the governor on   election day.”
The statement read in part, “Family members of the   governor were shocked to find his country home taken over by soldiers this(Thursday) afternoon. When asked, the invading force said they were acting on orders from above.
“We also have it on good authority that the Army high command in Abuja had sent some soldiers to Edo State on what they described as ‘special operations’.
“In order not to arouse suspicion, these soldiers were told to dress in suits and pose as SSS operatives and station them at polling units on election day, particularly in areas seen as APC strongholds.”

Why I stayed with Chris Brown-Karrueche opens up


Karrueche has opened up on loving Chris Brown..In new preview clips,while talking to OWN's Iyanla Vanzant, Tran reveals what she saw in Brown saying
"I wanted to love him because that's what he needs, "Love."
When Vanzant challenges Tran's answer, asking her how she knows what Brown "needs,,Karrueche replied
 "I know what he needs after four years, I know."
Vanzant asks Tran if she knew Chris Brown was so heavily involved with Rihanna, even after they got together. .She replied

"I was under the impression that it was a friend-type of...not a friend but it wasn't what it became to be," she says. But deep down, she confesses, she was suspicious of Brown, but says she didn't want to believe what was happening. 
Vanzant immediately calls her out for being in such strong denial.
"'I knew, but I didn't want to believe it,'"
 Vanzant then said
 "Huge mistake! Huge."
On flaunting her love on social media, she said
"It's nobody's business but you and the person or just you yourself, and that again allows everybody to, it leaves an open space for everybody to say what they want and have an opinion," she says. "I've learned it a few times, but I've learned it the hard way."
The full interview airs tonight 8pm on OWN network

Heart-wrenching -Elephant spends 11 hours trying to pull her baby from a muddy well(Photos)  

 If you are one of those who feel animals don't have feelings, this may change your mind..The heart-wrenching moment a mother elephant desperately tried to pull her baby from a well was captured on camera...She stayed by her baby's side for 11 hours,trying to rescue her..
The determined mum refused to leave her calf, first using her trunk and then her feet in a bid to haul her precious baby to safety.
Unfortunately the frantic mother elephant made matters worse by accidentally pushing more mud into the well and almost smothering the baby, which was trapped from 9pm until 8am the following morning.

Jitendra Tiwari, who filmed the drama and helped with the rescue, said:

'We chopped off a few banana trucks and put it near the well so that the mother elephant moved away for sometime.The plan worked and we used the time remove the heap of sand deposited near the well that was making it difficult for her to rescue the baby.'
The mother then tightly wrapped her trunk around the baby's slippery, mud-caked body and pulled her out.The duo were later seen happily walking side-by-side as they continued their journey.


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Buhari Must Never Get To Power; There Will be Bullet for Bullet – Asari Dokubo  

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Members of the Niger Delta People Salvation Front, NDPSF, led by their leader, Alhaji Dokubo-Asari, marched the streets of Warri, Delta State, causing unprecedented traffic in a show of strong solidarity and support for President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan ahead of Saturday’s election.

The road walk saw thousands of youths expressing their determination to vote for Jonathan.

Speaking at the rally, Asari Dokubo stated that it shall be gun for gun, bullet for bullet, bomb for bomb should Buhari attempt to cause chaos after losing the election.

He warned that Buhari must never be allowed to get close to power as he is a disaster waiting to happen, adding, “He is a spent force with a stale mind incapable of leading a multi-complex Nigerian State.”

He said he was corrupt and immoral, while his wife had the guts to insult the women of the Niger Delta, especially the good women of Edo State by calling them prostitutes.

Asari, wearing a red T-shirt with the inscription March for Goodluck Jonathan insisted that Buhari remained a tyrant and unrepentant dictator who ought to be striped of his military honours as he rose the rank and file by unfair, immoral and corrupt means, having not been qualified.

He called on “all persons who believe that never again should those who see us all as a conquered people; those who believe that we exist at their pleasure; those who believes our sovereignty must be continually confiscated; and that you and I are mere appendages in the Nigeria union lead us again to kick out Buhari, who is a chief promoter of born to rule and Boko Haram terrorism.”

"Muhammadu Buhari ought to be in jail and not allowed the luxury of contesting an election with sane people. He is the face of deceit,” Asari said.
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