We cannot be intimidated to join APC – PDP Govs
Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ forum Waziri Tambuwal has alleged Governors joining the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) from the party did so to avoid being prosecuted for their corrupt deeds. He stated the remaining PDP Governors will not be intimidated. Tambuwal, who was represented by Taraba Governor, Darius Ishaku, spoke at the gala night on Sunday at the Bauchi Government House banquet hall to welcome the PDP Governors in the State.
The Nation reports the Governors, who are in the State to hold meetings and deepen strategy ahead of 2023, were hosted by Governor Bala Mohammed.
Those present were: Okezie Ikpeazu(Abia); Ahmadu Fintiri (Adamawa); Udom Emmanuel, (Akwa Ibom); Duoye Diri (Bayelsa); Samuel Ortom (Benue).
Others were: Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta); Godwin Obaseki (Edo); Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu); Seyi Makinde( Oyo); Nyesom Wike( Rivers) and Zamfara Deputy Governor Mahdi Aliyu.
Tambuwal boasted the only hope Nigerians have left is in the PDP, saying the party will regain power in 2023 and improve the living standards of Nigerians.
He said: “As your Governor earlier mentioned, we have no hope except in PDP, we will live in the PDP, we will savage whatever the country is left of when we regain power in 2023.
“If you look around, only in the PDP states projects are ongoing, I am sure speaking the facts and the minds of many Nigerians.”
“Those running and leaving the PDP to where their sins are forgiven… So if you are a bad and corrupt man, you go over to APC to where your sins will be forgiven but we do not agree and believe in intimidation. We will remain in the PDP, we will capture power and improve Nigeria.”
He flayed the Federal Government for failing to conquer Boko Haram after promising to achieve the feat within 6 months in power, adding the state of insecurity was getting worse.
“Those who said they were going to conquer Boko haram in 6-month, 6 years now they cannot do it.It is getting worse.
“We now have several Boko Haram terrorising the country. We will come and make Nigeria what it should be, the pride of Africa,” the Sokoto Governor stated.
Source: The Nation
Baba Ijesha: LASG to prosecute Yomi Fabiyi for contempt of court
The Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) says it will prosecute a Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi, for contempt of court over airing a movie about the facts of a case under judicial consideration.
The Director of Public Prosecution in Lagos State, Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi, on Monday, told an Ikeja Special Offences Court that Fabiyi produced a movie entitled “Oko Iyabo,” based on the court proceedings of June 24, 2021.
Adeyemi told the court on Monday that despite warnings during proceedings of June 24 that the matter was sub judice and, therefore, prohibited from public discussion elsewhere, Fabiyi went ahead and made a movie about the facts of the case.
The DPP noted that the movie, which was aired after the proceedings of June 24, breached the Judge’s directives by revealing sensitive information about the case which is before the court.
“Despite the warnings of this honourable court, an actor called Yomi Fabiyi went ahead and made a movie about the facts of this case.
“He used real names of the parties and witnesses in this matter in the movie. Our application is to exclude him, his privies and his agents from proceedings in court.
“He is not in court at the moment but his representatives may be in court. This is contempt of court and we intend to prosecute him and bring him before this court,” the DPP said.
Reacting, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo expressed displeasure about the development and ordered an investigation.
“This case is sub judice and you are not to be making videos and disparaging comments on social media. This needs to be investigated,” the judge said.
Responding to the allegations, the lead defence counsel, Mr Dada Awosika (SAN), said though he was aware of the movie, it was filmed before the criminal case began in court.
“The movie is about the controversy between two artists – Yomi Fabiyi and Iyabo Ojo. I saw the movie on YouTube.
“The two of them are supporters on different sides. Fabiyi is one supporter and Ojo is another supporter.
“This movie is about the controversy between both of them and they are not parties to this case,” Awosika said.
Justice Taiwo reiterated the fact that the allegations against Fabiyi should be investigated by authorities to enable legal actions to be taken against him if he is found culpable.
BBNaija: Why I want all the boys to fall in love with me – Maria
Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Maria has revealed a part of the strategy she hopes to deploy in the house. In a video shared online by the organizers of the show, Maria said she will spice up the house by making all the boys fall in love with her. The 29-year-old promised to form cliques and stay away from fights in the house.
”I plan to spice the house by making all the boys fall in love with me. You will never catch me fighting about man
”I am looking forward to forming a lot of cliques in the house because I am a very bubbly, friendly person,” she said.
Meanwhile, some Nigerians have predicted that Maria may be one of two wild cards to watch out for.
Source: Lailas News
Manchester United growing in confidence over Varane deal
Manchester United are growing confident a deal can be agreed to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane after positive talks over the weekend.
The centre-back is a priority target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he looks to strengthen his back line and Goal understands there were positive talks over personal terms and a transfer fee over the last few days.
Should the France international sign he would become the second major signing of the summer for United after they landed Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.