[Album] Lil Wayne – Funeral | Audio Videos >> N.Rs

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Lil Wayne


° T.O {Video} ft. O.T Genasis

° Never Mind

° Stop playin with me

° Not Me

° Wide dogs

° Dreams

° Trust Nobody {Video} ft. Adam Levine

° I don’t sleep {video} ft. Takeoff

° Darkside

° Piano Trap

° Mama Mia

° Clap for em

° Mahogany

° Wayne’s world

° Get Outta My Head {Video} ft. XXXTenachion

° I do it {Video} ft. Big Sean x Lil baby

° Funeral

° Bing James {Video} ft. Jay Rock

° Know you know {video} ft. 2chainz

° Harden

° Sights and silencers {video} ft. The dream

° Ball Hard {video} ft. Lil twist

° Bastard (Satan’s kid)


Drake & Future – Desires | Lyrics >> N.Rs

D. Hill

[Chorus: Drake]
I should have put you somewhere where no one could find you
Mansion out in the sticks with nothin’ around you
Katy, Texas, Dallas, Texas, you know a different environment (Ayy)
‘Cause you got desires, I know, I know, I know (Hey)
‘Cause you got desires, I know, I know, I know (Hey)
‘Cause you got desires

[Verse 1: Future]
You got that fire and I’m not a liar
You had me down on my knees everyday, had to talk to Messiah
I’m in a 8 and a 1 and 2, this a different Ferrari, yeah
I tried to pay all your loans off and cop you a driver, yeah
I had you stayin’ too close to the city, you actin’ too vulnerable livin’ this life
I shoulda moved you away from Houston before I copped you all this ice
You wanna be my number one, you’re not actin’ like the main thing
I let you play my number two, you barely made the second string

[Chorus: Drake]
I should have put you somewhere where no one could find you (Find you)
Mansion out in the sticks with nothin’ around you
Katy, Texas, Dallas, Texas, you know a different environment (Ayy)
‘Cause you got desires, I know, I know, I know (Hey)
‘Cause you got desires, I know, I know, I know (Hey)
‘Cause you got desires

[Verse 2: Drake]
Ayy, self-control has never been your thing
Don’t think it’ll help if there’s ring with a rock in it
Where I’m from they serve, the soda gleam (Gleam, gleam, gleam)
You come from a city where there’s lean with the rocks in it
How the fuck you keep so many secrets?
How you goin’ vegan but still beefin’ with me again?
How the fuck you’ve seen so many beaches?
Tickets to them places don’t come cheap
And I see you back in Turks
Remember who took you there first and don’t you forget it
Got you a whip then you got back on your shit
I had to tell Eric to go get it
I’m always movin’ too fast, the feeling don’t last
I feel like you take me for granted
Probably my fault for the way that I handled it

[Chorus: Drake]
I should have put you somewhere where no one could find you
Mansion out in the sticks with nothin’ around you
Katy, Texas, Dallas, Texas, you know a different environment (Hey)
‘Cause you got desires, I know, I know, I know (Hey)
‘Cause you got desires, I know, I know, I know (Hey)
‘Cause you got desires

[Part II]

[Verse 3: Drake]
Ooh, shortie you tried it
Voice gettin’ filled with entitlement
Why would you tell me those lies? Oh
Why would you make it so bold to my face?
Why are your stories all over the place?
Whole lot of secrets friends don’t keep safe
Where did your friends all go? (Woo)
I can’t solve your problems
You say your problems never needed solvin’
I was too good to you, shoulda stayed silent
Nice guys always finish off where they started
Déjà vu, you wanted things and you got ’em
Déjà vu, I wanted smoke and I got it
Déjà vu, déjà, déjà


Lil Wayne drops new album ‘Funeral’ (See Tracklists)

It will be a Funeral this weekend.

Lil Wayne released his highly anticipated new album, Funeral, on Friday, surrounding a lot of fandoms. The project had been in the works for several months, but now the wait is over. Funeral packs 24 tracks with a star-studded lineup that includes Lil Baby, O.T. Genasis, Lil Twist, 2 Chainz, XXXTentacion, The-Dream, Adam Levine, Big Sean, Jay Rock, and Takeoff. The album is the followup to Weezy’s 2018 album, Tha Carter V.

We had to wait several years and a couple lawsuits before we got Tha Carter V just over a year ago, but now Lil Wayne appears to be back to regular business dropping new music more consistently. Still, there is one commonality between Funeral and Carter 5, and that’s the absence of Drake. Fans have been yearning for a proper Lil Wayne and Drake collaboration, and it appears that they will have to wait a little longer for it. While Drizzy didn’t appear of this project, he is hard at work on his own album coming this year, so there is a good chance that we could still get that Weezy collab.

Funeral tracklist.

° Funeral
° Mahogany
° Mama Mia
° I Do It feat. Big Sean & Lil Baby
° Dreams
° Stop Playin With Me
° Clap For Em
° Bing James feat. Jay Rock
° Not Me
° Trust Nobody
° Know You Know feat. 2 Chainz
° Wild Dogs
° Harden
° I Don’t Sleep
° Sights And Silencers
° Ball Hard
° Bastard (Satan’s Kid)
° Get Outta My Head feat. XXXTentacion
° Piano Trap
° Line Em Up
° Darkside
° Never Mind
° T.O.
° Wayne’s World



Coronavirus: Nathaniel Bassey advise Christians on what to do ..

Gospel musician, Nathaniel Bassey has called on Christians to cry to God over the Coronavirus which broke out in China.The virus which has claimed over a hundred lives with about 5000 people infected is now fast spreading to other parts of the world.

Saddened by the development, Nathaniel Bassey took to social media to tell Christians what to do about the Coronavirus.He wrote:

“People of God this is more serious than we think. Please raise a prayer wherever you are and whenever you meet to fellowship. It’s spreading like fire. But we can stem this tide in the spirit, in Jesus’ name.““Arise, Jerusalem! Let your light shine for all to see. For the glory of the Lord rises to shine on you. Darkness as black as night covers all the nations of the earth, but the glory of the Lord rises and appears over you.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭60:1-2‬ ‭NLT”


Davido show off millions worth customized diamond neckpiece ..

Singer, Davido is in high spirits as he has added another expensive jewelry worth millions to his collection.

The singer who spares no expense when it comes to spoiling himself and his family with expensive gifts took his Instagram page to show off his breathtaking neckpiece that’s was just delivered to Nigeria.

The neckpiece which obviously costs a fortune is customized with baby Ifeanyi’s yet to be revealed face and loads of diamonds.


Why people show sympathy to dead people – Timaya reveals

Nigerian singer, Timaya has revealed why people support and show love to the dead as soon as news of their death is announced.

This may be in reaction to the tonnes of love shown to Kobe Bryant and his daughter who died in a helicopter crash last Sunday.

Giving reason why such happen, Timaya tweeted:

“Everyone shows love and support to the dead because they are no more a competitor”.

This is coming just days after basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gigi and 7 others lost their lives in a helicopter crash.


Don’t check your partner’s phone in marriage – Police P.R.O

Dolapo Badmos, The Zonal Police PRO, has a word of advice ladies, married or in a relationship, to avoid checking their partner’s phone.

The celebrity police made this known via her Instagram page, saying if you know you don’t have strength to withstand any negativity you find on your spouces’ phone, please don’t check.

Her full post reads;

Ladies, If you are married or you are in a relationship! Avoid checking your husband’s/partner’s phone! Someone once told me that hardly will you find a Nigeria man that doesn’t cheat (someone told me ohhh….not my handwriting)But does it mean all Nigerian men cheats?! So what is the essence of checking a phone that will aggravate your Bp, cause you sadness and make you put up a fight that might turn deadly?! Why?! Always imagine it that you are the only one in his life and every other person is a counterfeit….if you know you don’t have strength to withstand any negativity you find on his phone please don’t check! To avoid what can cause havoc! If you can’t cope please separate, after separation if you still cannot cope please divorce…..Don’t let what they will tag “simple” shatter your life and turn you to a murderer…..Domestic violence is dangerous! Avoid it! If you are encountering domestic violence and you need help please dial *6820#


Bobrisky set to launch a reality show ..

Popular Nigerian crossdresser, Bobrisky, has announced that he will be diving into the lucrative world of reality TV soon.

The male barbie who has a huge fan base due to his controversial lifestyle revealed that his fans have been pestering him for it for some time, so he has decided to give them what they want.

He also added that he be travelling to the US and will start his reality TV show with the help of singer Dencia.

The crossdresser added that he will take care of all the travel needs of the creatives that will be working with him.


Why I left my ex husband, Abounce – Yvonne Jegede ..

Nollywood Actress, Yvonne Jegede has seemingly given an inside hint on the reason her marriage to ex-hubby, Abounce, failed.

The actress made the stunning revelation in an online exchange she had with an Instagram troll.

Jegede had shared a behind-the-scene photo, probably from a movie set and the troll who saw how intimate the actress was with her male colleague told her that if she’d done that which she was doing in the photo to her ex-husband, her marriage would have still been intact.

Yvonne immediately shut the troll down with a brilliant response where she said she was the one that actually left Mr. Abounce after she’d successfully gotten what she wanted.

See the exchange below ;


#Newsworthy. …

Kebbi: Gov. Atiku appoints 100 SSAs, 40 SAs ..

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has approved the appointment of 40 Special Advisers (SAs) and 100 Senior Special Assistants (SSAs).

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Babale Yauri, made the disclosure at a news conference in Birnin Kebbi yesterday.

“After the maiden meeting of the state executive council held at the council chambers today, all the executive council members have resolved to work together to support Bagudu in achieving the desired result for the development of the state,” he said.

Yauri said that Bagudu has also assigned portfolios to the newly appointed commissioners in the state, adding that the posting and appointments were with immediate effect.

Some of the Commissioners are Hajiya Ramatu Gulma, Ministry of Justice; Alhaji Ibrahim Augie, Ministry of Finance; Alhaji Kangiwa, Ministry of Water Resources; Alhaji Kaliel Gidado, Ministry of Youth and Sports; Hajiya Rakiya Ayuba, Ministry of Commerce and Industry; and Alhaji Mamuda Warra, Ministry of Information and Culture.


Court charges Adoke with N50m bail ..

…issues warrant of arrest on Etete

An Abuja High Court sitting in Gwagwalada, yesterday, admitted to bail a former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, SAN, in the sum of N50 million with one surety in like sum.

The trial judge, Justice Abubakar Idris Kutigi, also admitted Adoke’s co-defendants, Aliyu Abubakar and Rasky Gbinigie, to bail pending the determination of corruption allegations against them.

While it gave the 2nd defendant, Abubakar bail in the sum of N50 million, it granted the 3rd defendant, Gbinigie bail in the sum of N10 million.

The court ordered that the sureties must be responsible citizens that must depose affidavits of means.

Justice Idris further held that the sureties must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court and must own verifiable landed properties worth the bail sum.

The court further ordered the sureties to tender their three-year tax clearance certificates, even as it seized international passports of all the defendants, warning them not to travel out of the country without permission.

The court held that the defendants must sign a written undertaking not to interfere with any of the prosecution witnesses and to make themselves available for trial at all times.

The judge, however, warned that breach of any of the conditions would warrant automatic revocation of the defendants’ bail.

He consequently dismissed a counter-affidavit the EFCC filed to oppose the release of the defendants on bail.

In a related development, the court also issued a warrant for the arrest of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dauzia Loya (Dan) Etete and two others that were linked with the alleged $1.1 billion Malabu Oil scam.

Justice Kutigi issued the arrest warrant on the strength of an ex-parte application and affidavit the EFCC brought before the court.

Others the court said should be arrested are Munamuna Seidougha and Amaran Joseph.

EFCC had, through its counsel, Bala Sanga, told the court that the trio have been at large and had since refused to make themselves available for trial.

It alleged that the suspects have been residing in France and were occasionally sighted in different parts of Europe.

The anti-graft agency maintained that the order would enable it to collaborate with the International Police (Interpol) to ensure that they were arrested and extradited back to the country for prosecution.

The three suspects were mentioned as defendants in corruption charges pending before different courts.

They were accused of complicity in the alleged fraudulent transfer of ownership of Oil Prospecting License, OPL, 245, regarded as one of the biggest oil blocs in Africa.


Insecurity solution in Nigeria, Unpredictable – NSA ..

The National Security Adviser, Gen, Babagana Munguno, yesterday said that the security situation in the country now was unpredictable.

Muguno, who briefed journalists after a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and members of the National Security Council (NSC) in Abuja, said that there was need for a collaborative effort from all Nigerians to stem the tide of insecurity in the country.

He said that the security situation in Nigeria had become very unpredictable in recent times.

“The security situation is like a graph; sometimes it goes up, sometimes it comes down and that is why we have to assess it periodically. It will never remain level till we bring the whole situation to an end. Sometimes it could escalate, sometimes, it would go down. So, there is no perfect answer to it. If I tell you that it has improved, as we walk out of this place, something might happen. There might be an explosion somewhere. These are things that are not predictable; these are things that you cannot actually determine. That is the nature of this type of conflict we are facing.”

Monguno further said that after the assessment of the security situation in the country, the National Security Council resolved to promote collaboration between government agencies and the larger society on security issues.

He, however, declined to comment further on the nature of the collaboration that the meeting resolved to adopt.

“The issue of collaboration is not something that I can disclose right now. We just concluded the meeting and we have to look at the issues before coming out with whatever decision. For collaboration, I want to think that everybody understands the need for a whole government approach in collaborating with the whole of society approach to achieve a lot. This situation requires everybody in the country to work together to deal with these challenges. So, where there are gaps, we need to close these gaps. That is what I mean by collaboration.”

Monguno said that given the multiplicity and complexity of the insecurity facing Nigeria, the Council has decided to take a closer look at issues that would help government at all levels in tackling the insecurity.

On whether the Council discussed the resolution passed by the House of Representatives mandating the service chiefs to either resign or be sacked, the NSA said the resolution passed by members of the National Assembly did not come up at the meeting.

The meeting, which held at the Presidential Villa, was to brainstorm on the possible solutions to the fresh wave of insurgency and banditry in Nigeria.

It was the first meeting of the NSC for this year and came on the heels of public outcry against the worsening level of insecurity across the country.

Those at the meeting, chaired by the President, included Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Minister of Defence, Bashir Salihi Magashi; Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and Monguno.

Others were the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar; Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rafa’i Abubakar and Mr. Yusuph Bichi, the Director-General , Department of State Services.

The meeting held behind closed doors, apparently due to the sensitivity of the issues on the agenda and the need to manage intelligence and other classified information properly.

Also yesterday, former President, Goodluck Jonathan, met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. It was Jonathan’s second visit to the seat of power in the last three months.

The former president was sighted being ushered into the president’s office at about 1.45pm.

The reason for yesterday’s meeting between the two was not made public and whether the meeting was at the behest of President Buhari, was also a subject of speculation. The parley lasted barely ten minutes as Jonathan was again sighted being chauffeured out from the forecourt of the State House at 2:01pm.

The outcome of the parley was not disclosed to newsmen as efforts to get access to Jonathan for interview were thwarted by security operatives manning the gate leading to the President’s office.

Unofficial sources within the Villa, however, disclosed that the meeting may be for solidarity purpose amidst the current security challenges facing the country.

Jonathan had, on October 10, 2019, paid a similar visit to the Presidential Villa, the first since Buhari’s re-election for a second term. During that first visit, he arrived at the State House around 2.58 pm and met with the President behind closed doors in his office. The meeting lasted for 10 minutes.

As in the latest case, the presidency did not give an official explanation for the visit, neither did Jonathan speak with State House Correspondents, who were on hand to engage him in a chat.


We did not ban Oyedepo’s visa – US Embassy ..

The United State Embassy in Nigeria has described report that it denied Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State and Living Faith Church Worldwide, visa as false.

Thisday had reported that the US Embassy denied Oyedepo Visa and that the preacher blew hot over the denial of visa.

But the US Embassy in Nigeria, in its verified Facebook page said the report published by Thisday was fake news as it never happened.

“#FalseNews Alert! Be advised, the reports making the rounds about a visa being denied to Nigerian Bishop Oyedepo are false.

“If you have seen this manufactured item in the media, help defeat this #misinformation by communicating to everyone that it is completely false,” it said.



Oyedepo’s visa ban: Winners Chapel, U.S Embassy react ..

Both the Embassy of the United States of America and Winners Chapel have thrashed reports that Bishop David Oyedepo, the Founder and General Overseer of the Living Faith Church, was denied US visa.
Reports widely credited to Thisday emerged on Friday that the embassy denied Oyedepo visa and that the flustered bishop flew into a rage at the Embassy.

The Winners Chapel said the bishop still has a valid visa and was no where the Embassy on Thursday.

The United States embassy on its official Twitter page, @USEmbassyAbuja, described the reports as ‘false’.

”#FalseNewsAlert!’’ Be advised, the reports making the rounds about a visa being denied to Nigerian Bishop Oyedepo are false.

”If you have seen this manufactured item in the media, help defeat this #misinformation by communicating to everyone that it is completely false.”

The Living Faith Church, popularly known as Winners Chapel International, in a statement by the Chairman, Editorial and Media Board of Winners, Prof. Sheriff Folarin, further debunked the report.

According to him, the Bishop was at no time denied an entry visa into the US.

He also explained that Oyedepo still has a valid US visa on his passport and would not have applied for another one yesterday (Thursday).

He said, “Mainstream and online media spaces this morning (Friday) were abuzz with the news that Bishop David Oyedepo was denied an entry visa to the United States on Thursday, January 30, 2020. We wish to put it on record and categorically submit that this piece of information is not true. At no time was the Bishop denied a visa, nor did he create a scene at the US consulate in Lagos, as purported by some mainstream and online newspapers.

“The Bishop renewed his visa, last year, without any initial denial or drama, or scene. The Bishop was not at the Embassy or Consulate yesterday or even anytime this year. Bishop has been in Canaanland all this week. The last time he applied for a visa, which was last year, he was issued without delay.”

He also explained that the US Embassy had denied the reports, uring journalists to verify their facts before publishing.

“We have contacted the US Embassy and they are as surprised as we are about this FAKE NEWS, which some media houses decided to spread.

“We encourage the Nigerian media to always follow the line of due diligence before rushing to press and try to at least reach the church from time to time, whenever items try to pass through the rumour mill.

“Professionalism and wisdom require this so as to maintain integrity and make the media trusted in society, particularly in this age that fake news has become the news.

“Bishop Oyedepo is a good friend of the US government and has a very good relationship with US Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria. He is a social entrepreneur, who has touched so many lives in Nigeria, Africa, United States and all around the world.”


Ghanaian singer: I want to cut of my clitoris ..

Ghanaian singer, Queen Haizel has said she plans to cut off her clitoris so that she can forget about sexual pleasure and concentrate on her music.

She said this during an interview on TV Africa’s morning show ‘VideoRyde’ hosted by Larry BozzIz.

“Very soon, I will be leaving the country for two months. I’m going to cut off my clitoris to be able to concentrate on my music career,” she told the shocked male show host.

The host asked her reason for this and she explained that it has become a source of distraction.

She said: “Basically, I have issues with my… it’s very very sensitive, so, like, it keeps taking my concentration off music.

“Like, I’m hyper when it comes to… you know… this is TV, I can’t say…”


50 cent honoured after filming in Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’

American singer, Curtis Jackson, professionally known as 50 Cent, has been honoured with a star on the iconic of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The rap mogul and power star received the star in honour of his work in music, film and television.

The renowned singer, who took to his Instagram page to celebrate the gray honour, shared a photo of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a caption.

“South Side on the map, wait till they see how I run with this..Hahaha ..they never seen nothing like me before,” he wrote.

50 Cent has joined the list of rappers, who have been awarded a star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Jackson, known as 50 Cent, is a hip hop artist and businessman who became famous for his streetwise raps and rags-to-riches life story.

The singer’s early life was on crime, drugs and violence, before he turned to rap, rocketing to stardom with the album ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ in 2003.

50 Cent has since branched out to become an actor and businessman.

His career has been littered with feuds with other rappers, arrests, legal and financial difficulties, while his recent recording output has been sporadic.

In 2000, Jackson was the victim of a severe shooting incident that left him with multiple injuries.

He returned to music after his recovery and made several low-budget recordings with his friends Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo, as a crew called G-Unit.

Their efforts came to the attention of Eminem and Dr Dre, who heard 50 Cent’s “Guess Who’s Back?” mixtape in 2002.

They later signed him jointly to their labels, Shady Records and Aftermath Entertainment.

50 Cent’s debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, was produced by Eminem and Dre. It was a massive commercial success that eventually sold nine million units.

The singer gritty singles, including “Wanksta” and “In Da Club,” were underpinned by strong hooks that helped turn them into crossover pop hits.

Jackson maintained a presence in the industry with the release of the album ‘Animal Ambition’ in 2014 and it sold just over 100,000 copies.

Following in the footsteps of hip hop moguls such as Dre and Jay Z, Jackson successfully expanded his brand into other markets.

He promoted and invested in Vitaminwater, a partnership that reportedly netted him $100 million.

The company was sold to Coca-Cola in 2007 and also founded the successful headphones line SMS Audio.

Jackson has two sons from two different women Marquise Jackson and Sire Jackson.

NobleReporters culled that Queen Latifah received her star in January 2006, followed by Diddy in 2008 and Pharrell Williams, who received his star in 2014.

Also, veteran rappers Pitbull and LL Cool J were awarded their stars in 2016.

#Newsworthy. ..

Why Ogun state governor delayed appointing commissioners – APC Aide ..

Tunde Oladunjoye is the Publicity Secretary, APC Caretaker Committee in Ogun State. In this interview, he speaks on the recent defection of the three-time governorship candidate in the state, Gboyega Nasiru Isiaka, former deputy governor, Salmot Badru and other political bigwigs to APC. He also speaks on the return of the governorship candidate of Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in 2019 general elections, Abdul Kabir Adekunle Akinlade and his supporters to APC, among other sundry issues.

Governor Dapo Abiodun, during the formal defection of a three-time governorship candidate, Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, former deputy governor in the state, Salmot Badru and other political bigwigs to the APC, said anyone who wanted to come into the party should not come through the backdoor. What is the implication of the statement, particularly with the declaration of Abiodun Akinlade and other former APM members that they were back in the APC after the Supreme Court judgement?

Well, everybody experienced and knowledgeable enough should know that there are processes of joining the party. The party exists at the ward, so what ever you want to do as a member, you have to go back to your ward to join the party. That is why during election period, President Buhari will go and vote in Daura because his ward is in Daura. During Obasanjo’s time as president, he would go and vote in his ward, Ditto for former President Jonathan who would go and vote in his ward at Otuoke. So, the membership of the party emanates from ward and if they (Akinlade and his APM supporters) claimed that they have come back, we have asked them to go and join the party at the ward level. But up till now, we have not been informed that any of them has been seen or resumed meeting at their various wards.

In a political party, there is no carryover of membership. If you have been in APC for five years and you leave the party, when you return to the party, you will start afresh.

Political party arrangement and membership is like when Muslims line up to observe their prayers; there is what they call ‘Saafu’. There is no reservation of space; once you leave your space, you have forfeited the space.

We have thrown our doors open; we say we welcome all genuine members, all genuine people who want to join us, but we have not seen them. For those we have seen from the ADC, the PDP of Alhaja Salmot Badru, Gbenga Daniel, the Yewa Peoples Movement, we have welcomed and celebrated them because they came through the normal channel and they came through the open door. So, if they say they are in our party, we have not seen them and we don’t know them.

The governor is very clear that those who matter in politics in Ogun have joined the APC, so the question is who remains? And that is not to say that we don’t have one or two hangers-on trying to remain in other parties for whatever they will gain when the election comes.

But Akinlade claimed that they never left the party, but only used the APM platform to contest when his governorship ticket was snatched for the incumbent governor?

They are comedians! Even you that are interviewing me know that they left the party. If they didn’t, how did they become members and candidates of APM? They said they were cheated out, but the point is that they left APC. The claim that they were cheated is an assumption and is not correct and I don’t want to go back into the old long story because we have passed that stage. We have a new government, that is focused; we have a new government that you yourself can testify, as a journalist residing in Ogun State, that since the March 11 election, the state has been peaceful as against what we had between October 1, 2018 and March 9, 2019 when we had the governorship election. It has been peaceful, the governor has continued to run an inclusive government. And you will realize that in the history of this state, it has never happened that political opponents would be rushing to Iperu to congratulate Dapo Abiodun for his governorship election victory.

Prince Buruji Kashamu, Gbenga Daniel, Dr Ruben Abati, Rotimi Paseda, Gboyega Nasir Isiaka were among those that visited him to congratulate him and even Omawale Omoniyi that was in London also sent him a congratulatory message for his victory at the polls, it has never happened in the annals of our state.

Political watchers in the state are of the opinions that the return of Akinlade and lifting of suspension on former governor Ibikunle Amosun, will portend a serious challenge to Governor Abiodun in 2023. What is your take on this position?

God is in Charge of 2023. My principle is that I don’t talk about 2023 and I use to laugh when I see politicians in 2020 talking about 2023. Many of us don’t have the fear of God, nobody is sure of who will wake up tomorrow, it is only by God’s mercy. Nobody is sure of who is going to last till the end of the month or who is going to last till the end of the year and now talking of 2023. For me, I think it is very wrong for someone to start running around now because of 2023.

There is no doubt that I personally saw the coming back of Akinlade and co. To me, it is return of the biblical prodigal son, the only difference is that unlike the prodigal child that was humble, they have not been humble, they are out for mischief, they are out to heat up the polity.

But I am not moved, and I don’t think the governor should be moved, I don’t think our party should be moved. If Amosun as governor, with all his shenanigans and big pocket, with all the connections with security agencies and with all that they did for us when we were campaigning and they still lost the elections, what more could he do when he is outside government and when his popularity is dwindling? We are relying on the Almighty God, when we reach the bridge, we will cross it.

For us, we just want to do our job. Amosun has used his tenure, though some people are still hanging around him to deceive him, praise-sing him that he is this, he is that. And he should know that even the multitude of those hanging around him could not help APM win the last governorship election for him. My advice for him is that he should realise that he is no longer the governor of Ogun State; someone else is there now. And whether he likes the person there or not, whether he supports the person there or not, it is no longer his term and he has to be cautious and give regards to the person that is there now

What about the federal appointments being facilitated by the former governor for his loyalists?

On the issue of appointments, Mr. President owns the prerogative of giving federal appointments just like the governor owns the prerogative on state appointments. But the point is that we are in power in Ogun State and what we need is people, the people we are serving. Once the people we are serving like what the governor is doing, advise and encourage him, we don’t have to worry about any individual. This is because you would ask yourself that when this particular individual was at the saddle, what was he able to do? Was he able to stop our candidates? What people need to do is continue to have faith in this governor that I call an Omoluabi. No matter the shenanigans that the former governor puts up, Governor Abiodun will be focused on delivering on his electioneering promises.

And when you take a look at the recent statement credited to the failed governorship candidate of the defunct APM, that they just went into the APM as a platform to contest for election, it showed desperation.

It is clear to everybody now that you cannot enjoy the mercy of the party on one side by celebrating the lifting of suspension on Senator Ibikunle Amosun by the National Working Committee and be on another side saying you don’t recognise the Caretaker Committee set up by the same National Working Committee of the party.

Politicians and some stakeholders in the state were of the opinion that Governor Abiodun’s administration was slow both on the appointment of commissioners and in the delivery of good governance, do you share this view?

The governor was only taking his time; don’t forget we didn’t get any hand over note from Amosun; the meetings where they were supposed to meet to talk, to advise and receive handover note never took place. And when you are in such a situation, you can’t behave like a blind man. You have to investigate before you start running around.

He had to set up several committees; you have to look at the various sectors to look at how the state is standing. What is the issue of salary and a lot of other issues. You cannot just come into the office running and chasing shadows. Those who did it yesterday, where are they today? How did they end their tenure? But this governor is a business entrepreneur who takes his time to study things in order to make an informed decision. So, I don’t see him as being slow or that the government was shut down or he wasn’t doing anything or project were not going, even if it is to provide palliative works on roads; reconstructing our schools, providing furniture, healthcare and water. So, I don’t see that as being slow. It is even better to be slow and to achieve result at the end, than to be having a motion without movement.


PDP pledges to defend Nigerian democracy ..

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has assured Nigerians that it would continue to protect and defend democracy and its institutions.
The party gave the assurance in a communiqué issued after its 87th National Executive Council (NEC) on Friday in Abuja.

Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, in a communiqué said that the party rejected the destruction of the country’s democratic institutions.
Ologbondiyan said that the party also rejected destruction of Nigeria’s values, especially the independence of the legislature, the politicisation of the judiciary and the compromise of security and electoral institutions.

“We assure Nigerians that the PDP through all available constitutional means including civil disobedience will insist on respect of the rule of law.
“We should desist from influencing the judiciary, INEC and security agencies.
“We will not allow the judiciary, legislature, security agencies and other institutions of government and democracy to become departments of the APC,’’ the party spokesperson said.

He said that by civil disobedience the party was very emphatic as it listed protest as one of the steps.
“We are going to deploy any action that is legitimate and within the confines of rules to make our demands.
“We also talked about de

vastating nature of the elections. Our position is that we are demanding a total overhaul of the electoral law,’’ Ologbondiyan said.
“We believe that President Muhammadu Buhari should return the electoral law as amended by the 8th National Assembly to the current lawmakers for a review.
“This will meet the exigencies of the current electoral needs. These are the issues we expect Nigerians to speak about because it is not about PDP but the nation,’’ he said.

Ologbondiyan said that the party noted with pain the abuse of the rule of law, muzzling of the civil society and advocates of free speech as well as the citizens.
He added that the party totally condemned violation of judicial values and the Supreme Court’s judgment on the Imo governorship election.
He, however, said that the party was compiling names of committee members, according to suggestion by former Vice President Atiku Abubarkar that NEC should be setup, to review recent elections.
He added that the party would follow to conclusion legal action already on course on the call for review of the Supreme Court’s judgment on Imo.


Man operating illegal JAMB centre in Anambra caught, arrested ..

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Anambra State command, has arrested one Ezennia Onyeka for allegedly operating illegal Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) registration centre in Nnewi.

The state Commandant of the corps, Mr David Bille, confirmed the arrest in an interview in Awka on Friday.

Bille said the suspect was arrested in Nnewi, following intelligence report that he was registering JAMB candidates at the cost of between N5,000 and N7,000 each.

Bille said that many unsuspecting candidates had fallen victim to the fraud at the centre, known as 100 Per Cent Computer Center.

He said: “The suspect was charging the unsuspecting candidates above the official N4,700 stipulated by JAMB.

“After careful and discrete investigation carried out by men of NSCDC, it was uncovered that the cyber cafe being operated by the suspect was not in the list of centres accredited by JAMB to sell its forms.’’

Bille said that the NSCDC operatives, who arrested the suspect, disguised themselves as prospective JAMB candidates.

“The operatives observed that the suspect was exploiting innocent and young Nigerians seeking for brighter future.

Bille said that the suspect admitted the offence and pleaded for forgiveness with a promise to turn over a new leaf.

The commandant said that investigation was still ongoing and that he would be made to face the full wrath of the law at the end of the investigation.


ASUU: UAM threatens no pay, no work ..

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) University of Agriculture Makurdi (UAM) chapter, has resolved to down tools should the Federal Government fail to pay it’s members their monthly entitlements on account of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

ASUU UAM Chairman, Dr. Ameh Ejembi, disclosed this to newsmen shortly after their emergency meeting with which held at the Science Lecture Theatre of the university on Thursday evening.

He said if the Federal Government stops their salaries because of IPPIS, they will “down tools the following minute because the principle is if there is no pay there won’t be work.

‘We will not continue with work if nothing is paid to us for what we have already done,” Ejembi said while reacting to last week’s directive by the Federal Government to withhold funds to federal universities, polytechnics and colleges of education that have not enrolled on IPPIS.

He noted that such a directive violates the principle of collective bargaining because “every worker has right to his welfare.”

According to Dr. Ejembi, lectures enrolling on IPPIS is a violation of the autonomy of universities and a contradiction of the superiority of the Governing Councils in the control and management of university funds, employment, discipline and promotion of staff.

Meanwhile, Comrade Alex Odiyi, a resource person at the national secretariat of ASUU, who met with the union at UAM “to get them prepared in response to any action of government with respect to its decision not to pay on account of refusal to enrol in IPPIS” says the national secretariat of the union has “decided to invoke no- pay-no-action,” rule.

He said in rejecting the Federal Government’s IPPIS, ASUU had presented a “workable alternative,” adding that the university system has a way of running its things.

“Our alternative is full proof and will protect the autonomy of the university. It is called Universities Transparency and Accountability Solution. While it ensures accountability in the university, it will also do same for government so that government will know how much it is spending and check the excesses,” Comrade Oniyi says.

Last year, ASUU-Nsukka Zone comprising ASUU branches from Benue State University (BSU) Makurdi, Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT), University of Agriculture Makurdi (UAM), Federal University Lokoja (FULokoja), Federal University Wukari (FUWukari), Kogi State University Anyiagba (KSU) and University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), warned that the extant legal provisions and negotiated agreements arising from the peculiarities of Nigerian universities had made the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) of the Nigerian Government inappropriate for the country’s universities.

The union therefore, requested the Federal Government to allow it “develop an alternative to IPPIS which can take care of the peculiarities of the university system with different levels of control and can be accessed periodically to monitor compliance with regulations on transparency and accountability by each university as is practised in other African universities especially in Legon, Ghana.”

According to ASUU-Nsukka, achievement of optimal functioning of Nigerian universities can be done “by addressing the perennial shortfall in the funding of universities. This can be done by releasing funds for the capital projects on quarterly basis to enable proper planning in the university system.

#Newsworthy. ..

Warring Benue communes should cease action – Ortom ..

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has called on perpetrators of the communal crisis in Tyo-Mu community of Makurdi Local Government Area to cease hostilities and give peace a chance.

The governor, in a statement signed his Chief Press Secretary (CPS) and made available to our correspondent described the crisis as unacceptable especially with the attendant violence which has led to the burning of many houses and displacement of hundreds of people.

While noting that no individual or group has the right to claim ownership of land as all lands belong to government, the governor stressed that his administration will not allow enemies of peace to get away with their anti-development actions.

Governor Ortom asked security operatives to identify and arrest any individual or group of persons suspected to be fuelling the crisis.

“He (Ortom) wonders why the people of Tyo-Mu who have lived together for decades have suddenly allowed selfish individuals to plant seeds of discord among them.

“The governor charges all stakeholders in the Tyo-Mu crisis to embrace dialogue initiated by the Benue State Security Council which delegation is led by Secretary to State Government, Professor Anthony Ijohor, SAN, to end the conflict,” the statement read in part.

#Newsworthy ..