Archive for September, 2016

Tinubu salutes Obaseki for victory in Edo

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Former Lagos State Governor and APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has congratulated the party’s candidate in the Edo State governorship election, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on his victory in the election, saying Edo people had made their choice.

A statement from Tinubu’s Media Office quoted the politician as describing Obaseki as a tested technocrat who is experienced enough to take over and continue the good work done by the outgoing Governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole.

The APC leader also praised Oshiomhole for his achievements in Edo, which helped in retaining Edo for the APC.

With the election of Obaseki, Tinubu said Edo had taken after Lagos in the continuity model, which has worked well for the people of Lagos State.

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Kelechi, Iwobi others battle for UEFA Golden Boy Award

Image result for kelechi iheanachoNigeria youngsters, Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho have been nominated for UEFA award.

Information added that other Premier League trio Marcus Rashford and Dele Alli   have all been named on the 40-man shortlist for UEFA’s Golden Boy award. Iwobi and the other two listed join Kelechi  and a host of other youngsters already running for the award.

UEFA’s prize is awarded with regards to the performances of players under the age of 21 in a calendar year, with the winner decided by a panel of 30 journalists.

Last year’s winner was Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, while Paul Pogba, Raheem Sterling, Wayne Rooney and Cesc Fabregas are all previous winners.

Rashford, 18, has been rewarded for his fine breakthrough year at Old Trafford and with England, notching eight goals in 15 appearances for United as well as his first senior international strike against Australia.

 

How Godwin Obaseki won Edo governorship election

Image result for Godwin ObasekiThe candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Edo State governorship election, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has been declared winner of the poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

He defeated his main rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, with 66,310 more votes.

Obaseki polled 319,483 votes as against Ize-Iyamu’s 253, 173 votes.

INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, who declared Obaseki winner, said he had met all conditions required to be returned as governor elect for the state.

Obaseki had claimed an early lead in the poll, but half way into the election, the tie had been evenly posed with results appearing to be likely to swing in either candidate’s direction.

With results for nine of the 18 local government areas in the state collated around 11am, Obaseki had won five LGAs and polled 142,424 votes as against Ize-Iyamu’s four LGAs and 136,808 votes.

The results for the remaining nine local governments, however, saw the APC candidates lead widen, paving way for his victory.

The collation and announcement of the result was not without incident.

Hundreds of PDP supporters held a protest at the INEC office in Benin where the exercise was taking place.

The protesters alleged that results from their areas were manipulated and that there results were cancelled in areas that were PDP strongholds. They called on INEC to suspend collation of result from the areas, including Esan North-East LGA.

The protesters were, however, dispersed by the police with tear gas as the protest became more heated.

Also, some agents, including that of KOWA Party, called for the cancellation of the result, with others, including the APC candidate urging them to go to court.

Also, PDP’s agent, Chris Agbonwanegbe, refused to sign the result sheet, saying it was “rehearsed and produced”.

See collated results for all LGAs below:

  1. Owan West

APC: 12,862

PDP: 10,132

 

  1. Egor

APC: 26,177

PDP: 19,514

 

  1. Esan North East

APC: 9,130

PDP: 16,220

 

  1. Igueben

APC: 7,802

PDP: 7,560

 

  1. Uhunmwode

APC: 10,911

PDP: 8,667

 

6 Esan South East

APC: 9,554

PDP: 11,466

  1. Oredo

APC: 37,612

PDP: 30,492

 

  1. Orhionmwon

APC: 15,262

PDP: 16,446

 

  1. Esan West

APC 13,114

PDP 16,311

 

  1. Owan East

APC: 21, 233
PDP: 12,889

 

  1. Ovia North East

APC: 17,561

PDP: 13,141

 

  1. Esan Central

APC: 9,781

PDP: 10,180

 

  1. Etsako East

APC: 18,078

PDP: 12,552

 

  1. Etsako Central

APC: 10,373

PDP: 8,827

 

  1. Etsako West

APC: 29,199

PDP: 10,843

 

  1. Ikpoba-Okha

APC: 33,469

PDP: 26,096

 

  1. Akoko-Edo

APC: 24,545

PDP: 13,027

Ovia South-West

APC: 12,820

PDP: 8,810

Total:

 APC: 319,483

PDP: 253,173

Money tears Small Doctor, D J Real apart

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Singer Temitope ‘Small Doctor’ Adekunle  has parted ways with a popular Disc Jockey, D J Real.

An impeccable source revealed that they parted ways last month over money.

The artiste has therefore deleted D J Real contact from his management team.

Shetade.com caught up with D J Real at the weekend during Our Mentor concert at Ikeja, he revealed that he expected it because that is how artistes behaved.

” I expected that we will part ways one day, but i didn’t know he would show the attitude at the early stage. When he was nobody, he wanted to work with us. But now that he gained fame through our efforts , We don’t know the work. There is no problem, we will bring up another better Small Doctor”, the D J lamented about his attitude.

Efforts to reach Small Doctor proved abortive at time we are filling this reports.

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Edo Decides: Ballot papers shared in police van – Soldier

It has been reported that corruption is going on at Edo State where election took place on Wednesday.

An Army officer claimed seeing ballot papers meant for Wednesday’s Edo State governorship election in a police van in Etsako Central Local Government Area.

The soldier,  who stopped a bus conveying some press men, who covered the poll in the area,  claimed the materials were removed from one of the polling units.

He said, “I saw police officers in a  van stuffed with ballot papers. We asked the driver to stop but they refused to stop. We are still searching for them.”

Meanwhile, there  was commotion in  Unit 7, Ward 3 in Igiode village, Etsako East Local Government Area after  a senator allegedly gave money to  some voters at the polling unit.

When press men visited the polling unit, the  voters were engaged in heated arguments over how to share the money.

The disagreement disrupted voting, forcing  the policemen  deployed in the unit to act.

At  Unit 5, Ward 4 in the Etsako Central Local Government Area, the same was observed.

One of the voters press men that they got N1,000 each from some politicians “to vote”.

He, however, did not mention the names of the politicians who gave them the money.

 

Jibrin suspended by House of Representatives

 Jibrin suspended News reaching us has it that Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the Appropriation Committee, has been suspended by the House of Representatives for 180 legislative days. Premium Times reports that as the House of Reps seats three days in a week this subsequently means that hi suspension would continue for more than a year. Jibrin will also not be able to hold any position of responsibility for the span of the current National Assembly.

The lawmaker on July 21, a day after he was eased out as chairman of the powerful committee has sparked one of the biggest parliamentary scandals over budget padding.

Davido unveils album artwork #SOM

Davido - "Son Of Mercy" EP

Davido is finally set to release his much anticipated EP “Son Of Mercy” on September 30, 2016.

The artwork for the EP has been unveiled as well as shared by the singer on social media.

After an initial scheduled release date, the singer’s team pushed the date forward for reasons unclear, but was reportedly gathered according to sources that Sony Music which Davido is signed to would rather not have two Nigeria-America collaborations hitting the world market on the same day, and competing against each other, speaking of the Wizkid collaboration with American singer Justin Skye ‘You don’t know’.

The double EP as made known by Davido, is expected to contain seven tracks and spring some surprises according to the singer. Artistes such as Young Thug, Tinashe and Trey Songz are said to be featured on the project.

The video for his collaboration ‘How long’ with Tinashe is also being expected.

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