Tension in Ondo as soldiers allegedly attack PDP members
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State, yesterday, raised the alarm over the attack of its members in Idanre Local Government Area of the state by alleged soldiers.
The party accused the lawmaker representing Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency, Mr. Tajudeen Adefisoye, of masterminding the attack on its members and the destruction of shops where members were holding a meeting.
Adefisoye, who is the Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Army, had accused some PDP youths of attacking his convoy, last Saturday, in the town, injuring his supporters.
The PDP alleged that the invasion by the alleged soldiers was a reprisal attack by the APC lawmaker.
Reacting to the invasion, the Director of Media and Publicity of PDP, in Idanre council area, Mr Fasoranti Adeyemi, in a statement, said: “The military action started around 5:45 pm and lasted till 7:05 pm which resulted in the destruction of shops and property.
“No amount of threats and intimidations will stop Idanre/Ifedore from voting PDP candidates in February/March 2023 and from winning.”
CBN Gov, Emefiele Secretly Returns To Nigeria
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele has secretly returned to Nigeria.
Emefiele reportedly returned to the country amidst the call for his arrest over allegations of fraud and terrorism.
Sources in CBN and the presidency confirmed Emefiele’s return to Nigeria to Premium Times.
The CBN Governor has been out of the country over fear that operatives of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) would arrest him.
A source in the presidency that spoke with the platform disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari gave Emefiele permission for two weeks of leave which expired Tuesday.
The source said, “His holidays finished yesterday so he has to report to work today.”
Further information has it that the CBN Governor is planning to leave the country again very soon.
Sixteen Candles and Broadway star, Carole Cook is dead
Carole Cook, the actress who used a career boost from Lucille Ball to build a career that included three turns on Broadway and roles in Sixteen Candles and The Incredible Mr. Limpet, is dead.
Cook died at the age of 98, days before her 99th birthday. Her death was confirmed by her husband Tom Troupe, 94, who revealed that she died of heart failure in Beverly Hills.
The legendary entertainer’s career spanned decades. Known as Lucille Ball’s protégé, the Texas native moved to California at her mentor’s behest, according to Variety.
The “I Love Lucy” star even convinced the budding comedienne to change her name from Mildred to Carole.
After making a cameo in a 1959 episode of Ball’s “Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse,” Cook appeared in 18 episodes of “The Lucy Show” from 1963 to 1968, followed by five episodes of “Here’s Lucy” from 1969 to 1974.
Cook’s résumé also included episodes of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, That Girl, McMillan & Wife, Chico and the Man, Magnum, P.I., Dynasty, Hart to Hart and Grey’s Anatomy, where she sang “Stormy Weather”. She also appeared in The Gauntlet (1977), American Gigolo (1980), Summer Lovers (1982) and Home on the Range (2004).