Monday, December 2, 2019

Etinosa: After Using A Bible As An Ashtray Says “Give Me A Quran I Will Mess It Up In 2 Secs”

Etinosa: After Using A Bible As An Ashtray Says “Give Me A Quran I Will Mess It Up In 2 Secs”

Give me a Quran and I will mess it up in 2 seconds - Etinosa says after using a Bible as an ashtray
Etinosa

Etinosa has lashed out at her critics following the backlash that trailed report of her saying that Proverbs 22vs6 is a scam as she smoked and used the Bible as an ashtray. 

The Nollywood actress who was dared to try same act on a Quran, asked to be given the Islamic holy book which she claimed she will mess up in 2 seconds.

She wrote via her Instastory; 

Give me a Quran and I will mess it up in 2 seconds - Etinosa says after using a Bible as an ashtray 

Etinosa: After Using A Bible As An Ashtray Says “Give Me A Quran I Will Mess It Up In 2 Secs”
In another Instagram post, Etinosa wondered how one can effect change by living in denial. She also urged those she claimed are worse than her to retrace their step and stop hiding behind a religion they know nothing about.

She wrote: 
"How do you effect change when u are living in denial? You are worse than me. Be honest and slowly retrace your steps. stop hiding behind religion you know nothing about.

I poured out my heart all through last night pondering on the words of this song and asking God DEEP questions. Questions bring answers. Answers bring truth. The truth brings Freedom.

I feel much better. @daddyfreeze I appreciate you but everybody should keep my name from their mouth. This race is Per Head.

As for @tundeednut #EyanLegbegbe don't worry yourself, I will call @oyemykke for you"

Etinosa: After Using A Bible As An Ashtray Says “Give Me A Quran I Will Mess It Up In 2 Secs”
Dino Melaye Reveals Next Line Of Action After Failed Election

Dino Melaye Reveals Next Line Of Action After Failed Election

Dino Melaye Reveals Next Line Of Action After Failed Election
Ex- Senator, Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye Reacts To His Defeat At Kogi Rerun, Reveals Next Line Of Action

FreshReporters News gathered that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the Kogi West Senatorial supplementary election, Dino Melaye, has condemned the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Melaye described it as “Magic results.”

In a series of tweets, the former Senator vowed to contest the results, stressing that “illegality shall never stand.”

Dino wrote: 
“16 out of 24 units where the supplementary election was conducted today in Kabba/Bunu LG has been cancelled. This speaks volumes of the disaster called election.

“A situation where APC agents were the ones issuing INEC result sheets at the pooling units is phenomenal.

“I am very proud of the electorate in Kogi West. You voted me today but prepared results were already in place. We will fight to the end. illegality shall never stand. Magic results everywhere.- SDM.”

It was reported that Olayinde Lawal, the returning officer of the Saturday’s supplementary election had declared Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress, APC, winner at the poll.

The APC candidate got 88,373 votes to defeat Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his closest challenger, who polled 62,133 votes.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Jubilation As Smart Adeyemi's Supporters Flood Lokoja

Jubilation As Smart Adeyemi's Supporters Flood Lokoja

Jubilation As Smart Adeyemi's Supporters Flood Lokoja

There was wild jubilation by supporters of Senator Smart Adeyemi on Sunday when the Returning Officer for Kogi West Senatorial rerun election declared him as the winner of the election.

The outcome of the supplementary election showed that Senator Dino Melaye who represented Kogi West in the seventh Assembly lost his seat to Adeyemi.

According to the Returning Officer, Prof. Olaide Lawal of Fedetal University Oye Ekiti, Adeyemi polled a total of 88,373 votes to defeat Melaye who polled 62,133 votes.

Lawal said that the rerun election became necessary in view of the fact that no clear winner emerged in the last senatorial election.

He said that the margin of win was less than the cancelled votes which made the election inconclusive according to the electoral law.

However, the Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. James Apam, has blamed the low turnout on political parties’ failure to effectively mobilise their supporters to go out and cast their votes.

He was speaking against the backdrop of voter apathy in most polling units visited by THISDAY in Lokoja wards.

While speaking with newsmen shortly before setting out to monitor the election, the REC said the parties should be blamed.

Apam said that instead of the political parties to embark on membership drive aimed at convincing their supporters on the need to come out and vote for them, they did not do so but turned around to blame the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for poor turnout of voters.

The election, which was marred by low turnout of voters in some polling units, was as a result of the fear of a repeat of the violence that greeted the November 16 election.

Bala Bariga, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain who spoke with THISDAY at Ward C, Unit 001, attributed the low turnout to the fear of their vote not counting as it was during the last election.

He also said more voters stayed away for fear of being caught in any crossfire.

However, there were no reported case of violence as the few voters on the queue were seen casting their votes without any incidence.

In Ward D, Yaragi polling unit 002 voters were seen casting their votes peacefully.

Meanwhile, Senator Melaye has vowed to approach the courts to seek redress.

The maverick politician, who spoke shortly after casting his vote on Saturday said that he would be approaching the election petition tribunal if INEC does not review the last election.

“What we have as result is fraud, a major fraud. The November 16 election was a fraud that would not stand,” he said.
Yahaya Bello Mocks Dino: ‘Kogi-West Has Moved Away From Ineffective Representation’

Yahaya Bello Mocks Dino: ‘Kogi-West Has Moved Away From Ineffective Representation’

Yahaya Bello Mocks Dino: ‘Kogi-West Has Moved Away From Ineffective Representation’

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has congratulated Smart Adeyemi, the newly elected senator for Kogi west on his victory at the poll.

FreshReporters News reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Adeyemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the supplementary election in Kogi-west senatorial district, which was held on Saturday.

Adeyemi polled 88,373 votes to defeat Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who secured 62,133 votes.

In a statement by Onogwu Muhammed, Bello’s chief press secretary, the governor described the victory ”as a collective manifestation of intellectual, moral and cultural virtues, and mandate given by the good people of Kogi West”.

He said the victory was a testament to the decision of the people of the area ”to move away from the ineffective representation of the immediate past for a progressive and development-oriented one”.

Bello commended APC supporters and the people of Kogi-west for exercising their civic rights despite the pockets of unrest recorded in some locations during the governorship election.

He also commended INEC and security agencies for working hard to ensure free, fair and credible elections in the state.

The governor said he is committed to using his second term in office for ”groundbreaking developmental strides” in all parts of the state.

”The APC as a party is particularly grateful to the people of Kogi West for their peaceful conduct at the polls and embracing the promise of the party to work assiduously to ensure the development of the area and the state in general,” he said.


”Now that we are having all three APC senators representing Kogi at the National Assembly, my administration would work in synergy with them and other APC lawmakers to attract more projects to our state, to make life more meaningful for its citizens.”
Social Media, Hate Speech Bills: 'Discard It', Says Shehu Sani

Social Media, Hate Speech Bills: 'Discard It', Says Shehu Sani

Do away with social media, hate speech bills says shehu sani

Throw Away Social Media, Hate Speech Bills, Shehu Sani Says

Senator Shehu Sani has asked his former colleagues at the National Assembly to do away with the controversial Social Media and Hate Speech bills before them.

Sani, who represented the Kaduna Central at the Senate in the 8th National Assembly stated this during a summit organised by House of Justice on Saturday in Kaduna.

He argued that the two bills were inimical, dangerous and subversive to the nation’s democracy.

According to him, the two bills before the senate are a sign that tyranny is building up in the country.

Sani commended the Mive Legal for organizing the summit tagged:”Governance, Impunity and Accountability in An Era of Populism.”

He noted that with what is happening in the country today, it appeared blocks of tyranny were building up and added that there was a need to halt it.

He added that people in government were becoming intolerant of criticism and silence Nigerians, noting that that was dangerous for the country.

Sani said:

“This programme has provided us platform to discuss on issues of governance, democracy and rule of law and vigilance in defence of our freedom. We need platforms to continue to destroy the blocks of tyranny building up in Nigeria.

“Nowadays, people in government are becoming intolerant to criticism and there is an attempt to silence people from questioning power. And that is dangerous.

“My call to the National Assembly is to throw away the Social Media Bill and the Hate Speech Bill. The two bills are inimical and dangerous to democracy.

“The bills are threatening and will end up consuming our democracy if people have no right to express their opinion.
Fatal Accident On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Drops 5 Dead, 9 Injured Persons

Fatal Accident On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Drops 5 Dead, 9 Injured Persons

5 Killed, 9 Injured In Fatal Accident On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Command, on Sunday confirmed the accident along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, which claimed the lives of five persons and injured nine others.

Mr Clement Oladele, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun, that the accident occurred at 9.10 p.m. around Danco Petrol Station, near Sagamu, on Saturday.

Oladele blamed the lone accident, which involved a white Toyota Hiace bus, with registration number LSR 642XB, on speed violation.

He said that 14 persons, 10 males and four females, were involved in the crash.

“The corpse of the victims have been deposited at the morgue of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, while the survivors are also receiving treatment at the same hospital,” the sector commander said.

He said the obstruction as a result of the accident had been cleared to ease free flow of traffic on the highway.

The sector commander commiserated with the victims’ families and enjoined members of the public, whose relations were involved in the ill-fated crash, to contact the FRSC Command or the OOUTH, Sagamu, for any information.

Oladele also reiterated the need for motorists to drive cautiously within the recommended speed of 50 kilometres per hour at construction sites.

He advised passengers to always caution drivers who are in the habit of driving recklessly, and call the FRSC’s toll free number 122, to report any driver who refused take caution. (NAN)
4 Policemen, 7 Drug Traffickers Dies As The Engage In Gun Battle

4 Policemen, 7 Drug Traffickers Dies As The Engage In Gun Battle

A shootout in a Mexican town near the US border between suspected drug traffickers and police left at least 14 dead, including four officers, officials said Saturday, Punch News reports.

4 Policemen, 7 Drug Traffickers Dies As The Engage In Gun Battle
The confrontation broke out shortly before noon in Villa Union in the northern state of Coahuila when officers detected several vehicles and heavily armed passengers touring the small community, which is roughly 60 kilometres (40 miles) from the US border.

Four of those killed were police, seven were suspected criminals and another three unidentified bodies were found nearby on a rural road, Coahuila governor Miguel Angel Riquelme told reporters.

Six officers were also wounded but their injuries were not serious and they had already been discharged from hospital, Riquelme said.

An unspecified number of people — including a child — were also missing, government officials added.

Local authorities said twelve trucks were seized in the operation, as well as several high-calibre weapons and an unspecified load of ammunition.

Video shared on Riquelme’s official Facebook page showed the bullet-ridden mayor’s office, while images showed some of the chaos left after the confrontation.

The attack comes after Mexico’s leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador warned he would not allow the US to conduct cross-border armed operations against drug cartels in the country, after President Donald Trump said he planned to designate Mexican drug hangs as terrorist organizations.

The US president has been talking tough on the powerful drug cartels since one was allegedly responsible for the massacre of nine women and children from a US-Mexican Mormon community in northern Mexico on November 4.

Trump has said he would help Mexico tackle the drug gangs, and the two countries have cooperated closely in the fight against drug cartels.



Aids Control Agency Adopts New Technology For Screening HIV

Aids Control Agency Adopts New Technology For Screening HIV

Aids Control Agency Deploys New Technology

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has deployed a new technology for HIV screening.

Dr Yewande Olafa, NACA Assistant Director, Community Prevention and Care Services, disclosed this while speaking with the Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, on Saturday.


Olafa said the new technology was that of a non blood based test kit, designed to promote privacy and confidence among users.

She said that the screening kit was oral based with simplicity, accuracy and speed in ascertaining one’s HIV status.

“It is in line with the commemoration of World Aids Day with the title “Community makes the difference” in which we are engaging the community to help in reduction of HIV spread”.

Olafa urged Nigerians to embrace the new technology for HIV screening, saying that HIV detection was not the end of life.

”If you are positive with oraquick, don’t conclude yet, go for confirmation in a nearby hospital facility,” she said.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

LaLiga: Suarez Reveals The Chelsea Striker To Replace Him At Barcelona

LaLiga: Suarez Reveals The Chelsea Striker To Replace Him At Barcelona



LaLiga: Suarez Reveals The Chelsea Striker To Replace Him At Barcelona
Barcelona’s Luis Suarez has identified Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, as one of the players that can replace him at the LaLiga club.

Suarez recently admitted he is aware the Catalan club is looking at long-term options to replace him in the No.9 role.

And the 32-year-old feels Abraham could be the man.

Abraham has been in stunning form for Frank Lampard’s side in the Premier League, leading to admiring glances from Suarez as he watches on from Spain.

“Obviously there are many very good young people who are playing.

“I personally have certain strikers that I look at because I like to watch their football, whether young or old.

“One is Abraham, the “9” of Chelsea. I think it’s a very good forward, with a very good finish, and moves very well despite how young he is,” Suarez told One Football.
Kogi West Rerun: Adeyemi Continues To Lead In Announced Result

Kogi West Rerun: Adeyemi Continues To Lead In Announced Result



Result trickling in from polling units across Kogi West senatorial district where Supplementary election took place has indicated that the candidate of the APC, Senator Smart Adeyemi is extending his leading margin.

Adeyemi who is up against the PDP candidate, Dino Melaye was leading with over 20,000 margins before the election was declared inconclusive.

Results declared at the polling units so far are;
Egbeda Egga/Okedayo ward, Okedayo quarters ogidi open space APC 120, PDP 15; while inward 08 Mopamuro LGA, No of accredited voters 231, APC 224, PDP 05, DPC 01, rejected 01.

In Odolu Ward, Kabba; Fehinti Oluwa Qtrs Unit 005, APC – 330, PDP – 04,  Void – 2; while St Andrew School Unit 002, APC – 225, PDP – 47, ADC – 1, Void – 5

Sanco Unit 003, Odolu Kabba; APC – 171, PDP –  27, Void – 3, while AYEGUNLE ILEMO WARD 05 MOPAMURO LGA, APC: 85, PDP: 04, and Obatedo Opening space, ward 02 Oke Egbe in Yagba West L.GA, APC -165, PDP- 22, PPC- 01
Rejected—03.

In St Barnabas, Kabba, APC 231, PDP 50, void 12, while Ward D, unguwan pawa polling unit 005 lokoja, Apc – 229, PDP – 100; and Madabo 003 ward D, Lokoja, APC 432, PDP- 85
 LIVE UPDATES: Dino Melaye, Adeyemi Kogi West Senatorial Rerun Battle

LIVE UPDATES: Dino Melaye, Adeyemi Kogi West Senatorial Rerun Battle

 LIVE UPDATES: Dino Melaye, Adeyemi Kogi West Senatorial Rerun Battle

You're Welcome to our live coverage of Kogi West senatorial rerun election between candidates of the PDP Dino Melaye and Smart Adeyemi of the APC.

Recall that the election on November 16 was cancelled in a number of polling units as a result of violence, ballot snatching and intimidation of voters which marred the process. 


45,767 voters are expected to participate in this rerun 45,767 voters are expected to participate in the process across the seven LGAs in Kogi west.
Kabba-Bunu LGA has six registration areas participating in the exercise, the highest number.


Ijumu, home of Melaye and Adeyemi, has three RAs, same with Lokoja and Yagba east. Kogi LGA and Mopa-Muro have two each while Yagba west has one.


Voters arriving Voters have started arriving at the PUs.
Karaworo south PO addresses voters The PO at Karaworo south in Kogi addresses voters.

Queue at Angwa Power open space, PU 005 Voters in a queue at Angwa Power open space, PU 005 in Lokoja D RA.


According to reports, accreditation is yet to begin in most of the polling units.

Voting and accreditation just commenced in Ayetoro 1 LG: Ijumu Ward: Ayetoro 1 PU:002


Report: Voting and accreditation just commenced


Open vote-buying at Ashta ward LG: Kabba/Bunu Ward: Ashta PU:002 Report: Open vote-buying reported 9:44 AM Voting ongoing


Arrangement of electoral materials ongoing in Okiko ward LG: Kabba Ward: Okiko PU:003 Report: Arrangement of electoral materials ongoing. Low voter turnout recorded


Voting and accreditation is ongoing smoothly in Ayetoro ward LG: Ijumu Ward: Ayetoro PU:004 Report: Voting and accreditation is ongoing smoothly and in an orderly matter.


Large voter turnout at Ebiya North ward, Ajaokuta
LG Ajaokuta Ward: Ebiya North PU:001 Report: Accreditation and voting ongoing. Larger voter turnout recorded


Voting ongoing peacefully at Oke Ibuken ward
LG: Ijumu Ward: Oke Ibukun PU:002 Report: Accreditation and voting are ongoing peacefully


INEC officials just arrived at Ganaja ward
LG: Ajaokuta Ward: Ganaja PU:008 Report: INEC officials just arrived and setting up has just started


Reports of vote-buying ongoing in Nkwo ward
LG: Kogi Koto-Karfi Ward: Nkwo PU:003


Report: Reports of vote-buying ongoing. No additional voting point provided even though the 820 registered voters


Dino Melaye votes PDP senatorial candidate Dino Melaye has voted. After casting his vote, Melaye said he will head to court if INEC does not review the initial poll. “What we have as result is fraud... a major fraud,'' he said.


Only one of six card readers deployed is working at Anguan Pawa LG: Lokoja Ward: Anguan Pawa PU:005 Report: Only one of six card readers deployed is working


Voting stops for now at PU 004 Voting stops for now at PU 004 Inuwa-Lenge in ward D, Lokoja. The PO says all voters on the ground have voted and that they will continue as more voters come.


INEC officials did not show up
LG: Ajaokuta Ward: Old Ajaokuta PU:003,004,oo6 Report: No voting has taken place in the polling units and INEC officials did not show up.


Situation room observer harassed by police
LG: Ajaokuta Ward: Ganaja PU:008 A situation room observer has been harassed by officers of the Police.His phone was collected and all the pictures he took were deleted before his phone was returned to him.


Adequate police presence Okekoko ward
LG:Kabba/ Bunu Ward: Okekoko PU:003 Voting ongoing. Adequate police presence observed


Situation Room observer advised to leave the polling unit
 LG:Kabba/ Bunu Ward: Asuta PU:002 A situation Room observer has been advised to leave the polling unit "in her own interest" by a party agent.


Low voter turnout LG: Lokoja Ward: B PU:001 Low voter turnout reported

Protest as voters accuse INEC ad hoc staff of tampering with ballot papers There was a protest after a man claimed he saw one of the electoral officials folding some ballot papers into a bag. This occurred at PU 002 in Lokoja B registration area.


INEC visits some polling units in ward 3D and ward 4D in Lokoja Supervising national commissioner, Mallam Mohammed K. Haruna, visits some polling units in ward 3D and ward 4D in Lokoja, at the ongoing Kogi West senatorial district supplementary election.


Vote buying ongoing for as long low as N2000
LG: Ijumu Ward: Ayetoro PU:001
Report: Vote buying ongoing for as long low as N2000


Fake policemen arrested Some men who came to PU 008, Ganaja ward in Ajaokuta LGA in police uniforms were discovered to be fake officers and subsequently arrested.