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Nnamdi Kanu family reacts to claims of IPOB leader poisoned


The family of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to reports that the agitator was poisoned.


Kanu’s younger brother, Kanunta warned against burning down government properties in the Southeast under the guise that the Biafra agitator was poisoned.


He warned that those plotting such action are doing so at their own detriment.


“This is to inform the general public that any group or persons planning to go and burn government properties in Biafraland under the guise that MNK is ‘poisoned’ are doing so at their own detriment and it does NOT represent Mazi Nnamdi Kanu or the IPOB vision,” Kanunta tweeted.

WATCH VIDEO: Pastor prays for ‘divine confirmation’ for yahoo boys during church crusade

 


 While some pastors are laying curses on yahoo boys who defraud people of their hard earned money, a pastor in Ughelli Delta state in a viral video is praying for “divine confirmation” for them.

Speaking on the millions he has received from them, the unknown pastor said whoever gives him money will get more prayers from him

Watch video below:

‘Shettima sponsors terrorism’, ex-Tinubu’s aide fires APC camp

 


A former Director of the Presidential Campaign Council of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Hajia Naja’atu Mohammed, has fired her former party alleging that its vice presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima is a sponsor of terrorism.

 

The former APC chieftain said this during a television interview on Arise Television.

 

She further revealed that a notorious terrorist, Kabiru Sokoto, was back then found and arrested in the home of the former Borno State governor turned vice presidential candidate.

 

Recall that Naja’atu resigned from her appointment with the APC and Tinubu’s campaign train weeks to the February 25 polls.

 

Adeleke vs Oyetola: Tribunal under tremendous pressure – Gov Sanwo-Olu




Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has insisted that the Osun Election Petitions Tribunal has been under tremendous pressure.


Sanwo-Olu said this while congratulating the immediate past Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, on his victory at the Osun State Election Petitions Tribunal on Friday.


Recall that the Tribunal had sacked Governor Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and declared Oyetola, who is the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the July 16, 2022 election in Osun, as the winner.


The Tribunal, in a 2-1 majority ruling by its Chairman, Justice Tertse Kume, insisted that Oyetola scored the lawful majority votes of 314,931 against Adeleke’s 290,266.

EPL: Why Salah is struggling this season – Liverpool coach, Klopp



Liverpool head coach, Jurgen Klopp believes the disruption in the Reds’ frontline has contributed to forward Mohamed Salah’s barren run this season.


Salah, who has failed to score in five of his last six appearances across all competitions for Liverpool, boasts just seven Premier League goals at the halfway stage of the season – compared to 15 he had a year ago.


Liverpool’s attacking threat was reduced by injuries to Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota, who have both been sidelined since last October.


Roberto Firmino has not played since before the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar because of a calf problem.

Too much suffering – Nigerians lament scarcity of new currency notes


With three days to the 31 January deadline to phase out the old naira notes nationwide, many Nigerians have lamented the pain of getting the new notes.


Following the Central Bank of Nigeria’s refusal to extend the deadline for the old naira notes, churches, mosques, businesses, traders and transporters said from Saturday, 28 January 2023 (today), they would only collect new notes.


Although some Deposit Money Banks disclosed that their branches would be available on Saturday and Sunday for customers’ cash swap transactions, getting the new naira notes remains frustrating.


It was gathered that banks in Delta, Edo, Imo, Enugu, Bayelsa other cities still dispense the old naira Naira notes.

Lagos, Kaduna… 22 states at high risk of election manipulation -Report

 


Twenty-two states are at high risk of election manipulation as Nigerians go to the polls in February and March, says a report.

 

The report titled “Election Manipulation Risk Index (EMRI)”, was released on Friday.

 

The states are Sokoto, Kwara, Oyo, Kaduna, Lagos, Osun, Ekiti, Niger, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Adamawa, Taraba, Ebonyi, Akwa Ibom, Abia, Enugu, Anambra, Imo, Rivers, Plateau and Bauchi.

 

EMRI said 12 states are at medium risk of election manipulation and are Zamfara, Kebbi, Ogun, Yobe, Borno, Cross River, Benue, Nasarawa, Kogi, Edo, Delta, and Bayelsa.

 

I didn’t brush, bath for days, says Chidi Mokeme on ‘Shanty Town’ role

 


Chidi Mokemethe Nigerian actor, has revealed how he was able to interpret his role in ‘Shanty Town’, the six-part series.

The series follows the story of a group of prostitutes who want to break free from the control of an infamous kingpin, but soon realize that doing so will be extremely difficult because of political corruption and blood ties.

Through the interpretation of his role as the kingpin Scar, Mokeme has continued to win the heart of many viewers and enjoy a plethora of accolades.

In an interview with BBC Pidgin on Thursday, the actor said to effectively interpret his role, he had to go through lifestyle changes and extreme body modifications.

I wish Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy were Ghanaians -Stonebwoy

 


Stonebwoy says Davido, Wizkid, and Burna Boy are three artistes he wishes were Ghanaians.

The Ghanaian hitmaker, in a game show with TVC, was asked what Nigerian singers he wishes were from Ghana.

Stonebwoy picked the three Afrobeats poster boys. The singer, however, pointed out that there is no need for such a switch as both countries are made up of Africans.

He also cited that the three music stars visit Ghana often, fostering a cordial relationship with Ghana’s musicians.

Court sentences man to death for using victim’s intestines to cook


Rivers State High Court has convicted a man identified as Bestman Lekia to death by hanging for killing four people and using one of his victims’ intestines to prepare porridge in Okwalie community, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State.


The court also found Lekia guilty of armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism and burglary.


The convict and his gang members reportedly said to be at large, murdered Nenalebarri Mmeabe, Loveday Mmeabe, Gbodu Nobale and Etim Ekpe.


Lekia and his gang first kidnapped Loveday Mmeabe in 2019, removed his intestines and used them to prepare a plantain meal.

NPFL: Insurance, Remo Stars in top of table clash, Rivers United face Dakkada in Uyo


Bendel Insurance and Remo Stars, two teams with a hundred percent record in the Nigeria Premier Football League this season will clash in a matchday four encounter in Benin City on Saturday (today).


Remo Stars top the Group A standings with nine points, same number of points with Insurance, who sit in second position with an inferior goal difference.


The visitors are yet to concede in the NPFL this season and maintaining that clean sheet record will be important to them getting a positive result at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.


Daniel Ogunmodede’s side defeated Gombe United 1-0 in their last away game.

I just consoled someone who lost 9 children hours before my son’s death – Gov. Abdullahi Sule

 


Abdullahi Sule, governor of Nasarawa, says he sees his son’s death as a “test from God”.

 

He said this on Friday while receiving condolence visits at the palace of Sule Bawa, his father who is also the Sarkin Gudi in Akwanga LGA.

 

Hassan, son to the Nasarawa governor, died on Thursday. He was 36 years old.

 

Speaking on Friday, Sule said he consoled someone who lost nine family children in the recent airstrike that occurred in the state, adding that he could not question God’s decision on his son’s death.

 

INEC is the greatest beneficiary, says Oyetola on Osun tribunal verdict

 


Gboyega Oyetola, the former governor of Osun state, says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is the greatest beneficiary of the tribunal ruling which restored his mandate.

 

The tribunal on Friday sacked Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the governorship poll held on July 16, 2022.

 

In August 2022, Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress (APC) petitioned the tribunal to challenge the victory of Adeleke in the election.

 

Among several issues, Oyetola contended that there was overvoting in 749 polling units across 10 LGAs of the state.

 

PDP treading on dangerous path, G5 won’t compromise on principle— Seyi Makinde

 


Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is “treading on a very dangerous path” with the lingering crisis in the party.

 

Makinde is one of the G5 governors of the PDP who have refused to participate in the presidential campaign of Atiku Abubakar, PDP flagbearer.

 

Other G5 governors are Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, and Samuel Ortom of Benue.

 

They have asked Ayu to step down as PDP national chairman as a condition for supporting the party’s presidential campaign

PDP announces date for fresh Abia governorship primary

 


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has released the schedule of events for a fresh governorship primary in Abia state.

 

In a statement issued on Friday by Debo Ologunagba, the national publicity secretary, the party said the primary will be held on Saturday, February 4.

 

TheCable had reported that Uchenna Ikonne, the governorship candidate, died on Wednesday morning at the National Hospital, Abuja, after a brief illness.

 

The opposition party said the fresh primary is pursuant to the provisions of Section 33 of the Electoral Act 2022.

 

Atiku: Whistleblower, Achimugu a serial blackmailer – Anthony Ehilebo

 


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, head of New Media, Anthony Ehilebo has described Michael Achimugu, a whistleblower, who exposed the corruption allegation against the PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar as a serial blackmailer.

 

Achimugu, who claims to be a former media aide to Atiku, has been spilling all the dirt on his former principal.

 

He had alleged that Atiku Abubakar spent $120 million on the day of the 2019 presidential election alone.

 

Recall that Achimugu had released an audio tape of his alleged conversation with Atiku in which he admitted to advising former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on how public funds can be diverted through the use of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV).

 

He requested for my contact – Singer 9ice reveals why he will vote for Tinubu


 

Popular Nigerian musician, Abolore Adegbola Akande, professionally called by his stage name, 9ice has opened up on why he will be voting for the All Progressive Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the February 25 general election.

 

9ice, in a recent interview trending on the internet, had stated that Tinubu won his heart when he asked for his phone number after performing at an event.

 

According to the ‘Gongo Aso’ crooner, “while performing at a show, the former governor asked one of his boys to get my number”, and this alone meant a lot to him.

 

He added that “it’s not easy for a person of such repute in a crowded area to pick interest in an artiste, let alone collecting his phone number.”

 

Suffering is evil – Omotola laments after leaving Nigeria



Famous Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has disclosed how “deeply frustrated” she feels seeing Nigerians suffer in the country.


Omo Sexy, as she is fondly called by her fans, left Nigeria with her family two years ago for the United State of America, USA.


According to her, “Nigerians are too intelligent a people to be suffering” adding that suffering shouldn’t be a “ lesson to brag about.”


The actress posting on her Instagram Reels wondered why Nigerians must suffer before getting things done.

FA Cup: Ake dealt with him – Ex-England boss reveals why Man City beat Arsenal, blames Arteta


Former England player and manager, Stuart Pearce has hailed Nathan Ake after Manchester City’s victory over Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday night.


He noted that the Dutchman successfully kept Arsenal’s most dangerous player, Bukayo Saka quiet, thereby weakening the Gunners’ power force.


A second half strike by the Dutch defender, Ake was all the Citizens needed to progress to the next stage of the FA Cup on Friday.


It was the first meeting between the two major Premier League contenders this season and many football fans were eager to see the outcome.

FIFA bans Man Utd’s ex-striker, Cavani, three others



Former Manchester United attacker, Edinson Cavani, was among the four players that were hit with bans by FIFA on Friday.


Cavani and his Uruguay teammate, Diego Godin, was suspended for a game each after the duo confronted the referee following their 2022 FIFA World Cup match against the Black Stars of Ghana in Qatar.


Also, Uruguay’s Fernando Muslera and Jose Maria Gimenez were hit with four-match bans by FIFA.


FIFA launched proceedings against the four players who angrily harangued the referee after crashing out of the tournament in Qatar, in spite of beating Ghana 2-0 in their final group fixture on December 2.

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