Traci Braxton, Toni Braxton’s younger sister, dies at age 50

Traci Braxton, the sister of singers, Toni and Tamar Braxton, has died at the age of 50.

Traci, who appeared on the reality show ‘Braxton Family Values’ with her parents and siblings has been confirmed dead.

Traci’s husband Kevin Surratt disclosed the sad news to TMZ, saying: “We have come to a time where we must inform the public that after a year of privately undergoing a series of treatment for Esophageal cancer our beloved Traci Braxton has gone on to glory.”

Traci was reportedly surrounded by her sisters and her mother in her final moments.

Like her sisters, Traci was also an accomplished singer. She scored a modest hit with her 2014 single Last Call, which preceded her debut studio album Crash & Burn.

She was also an actress, playing one of the top-billed roles in the 2018 movie Sinners Wanted.

She also voiced the announcer on the 2020 TV movie The Christmas Lottery.

Traci’s sister, Toni Braxton, took to Instagram today, March 12, to announce her sister’s death.

She shared black-and-white photo of her sisters and wrote: “It is with the utmost regret that we inform you of the passing of our sister, Traci.

“Needless to say, she was a bright light, a wonderful daughter, an amazing sister, a loving mother, wife, grandmother and a respected performer. We will miss her dearly.

“Traci passed this morning as the snow was falling, our angel is now a snowflake.”

Tracy’s son, Kevin Surratt Jr, also took to Instagram to mourn his mother.

He shared a photo of him hugging his sick mother and wrote: “When I heard the news about my mother being sick first thing she said was I’m going to fight and beat this. She fought to the end and today she’s at peace.

“I love my mother forever and this hurts so much but I’m at peace knowing she’s isn’t in pain anymore.

“I love you ma I’m going to miss you.”


Source: Linda Ikeji



APC Chairmanship Race: Why I Won’t Step Down For Buhari’s ‘Anointed Candidate’ – Al-Makura

A former Governor of Nasarawa State, Senator Tanko Al-Makura, has vowed not to withdraw from the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairmanship race.

Daily Trust had reported how President Muhammadu Buhari endorsed Senator Abdullahi Adamu, also a former governor of Nasarawa, for the top APC job.

Some governors and chieftains of the ruling party had reportedly tried to make Buhari change his mind on Adamu, but the president stood his ground.

While some chairmanship aspirants of the party silently withdrew from the race, Al-Makura has intensified his campaign.

Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Sunday, Al-Makura, who currently represents Nasarawa South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, said the endorsement of his opponent by Buhari is a speculation.

“The sources of information were not authentic. They were not genuine. And I know what Mr. President stands for, he always stands for what is right and due process. And unless I have an authoritative source of information that is clear. I still have my doubts. I have many avenues through which I can reach Mr. President and people around him.

“And since those speculation did not come through those avenues, I consider them as a speculation. That is why as I speak with you, my campaign is going with a different tempo, to ensure that my campaign is going far and wide to await the next line of action as directed by the party leadership.”

Asked whether he had any past record that could affect his chances following the report that the security agencies and the anti graft agencies had done the background checks on each of the chairmanship aspirants and tendered the report to the President for a final decision in terms of a consensus candidate, he replied: “Thank you very much, I don’t think so. I discharged my responsibility as governor, to the best of my ability, and as I speak, there’s no single petition against me, or any case that has to do with my propriety or otherwise.”

He said to sustain the unity among the legacy parties, the APC needed somebody like him who understood feelings of various groups that constituted the merger with his experiences with Buhari as well as in party administration and parliament at this injury time.

The aspirant said he would be doing “a disservice” if he failed to show interest in presiding over the party at this transition period.


Source: Daily Trust



BREAKING: AGF Malami denies exonerating Abba Kyari, explains action

Nigeria’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has denied exonerating a suspended police officer, Abba Kyari.

The AGF made the clarification on Sunday through spokesman Umar Gwandu.

The minister noted that there appears to be a “misunderstanding” regarding the issue.

He said the case was in progress and that his office only requested “further probe in relation to some aspects of the investigation”.

Malami maintained that “no conclusion has been reached in the direction of the absence of evidence relating to the First Report”.

“The issues were raised for further investigation with a view to cover the field in the investigation in order to arrive at an informed decision”, the statement explained.


Source: Dailypost