BY TONY OGAGA ERHARIEFE
■ Alleges kidnap ■ Davido apologises to Dele Momodu
A new front has been opened in the crisis rocking Davido and his baby mama which has culminated in the involvement of Ovation Magazine publisher, Dele Momodu. According to Saturday Sun checks, Sophie has petitioned NAPTIP, alleging that the singer and his half sister, Coco, attempted to kidnap her daughter and smuggle her to the United States through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.
The petitioned, addressed to the Director General of NAPTIP, through Gbolade Ajayi of SO Ajayi & Co read thus: “Our client was tricked into visiting the house of Mr. David Adeleke’s half sister, Miss Ashley Coco Adeleke with her baby, Imade Aurora Adeleke. After getting to the house, our client’s baby was forcefully taken from her and she was thrown out of the premises with the treat that she would be decisively dealt with if she ever bothered to return there. There were armed policemen and our client’s survival instincts made her leave her sucking baby behind with so much pain in her hear.” Read More →
The PPPRA has vowed to sanction any filling station found flouting government’s directive.
The Assistant General Manager/Head of Operations, PPPRA, Mr. Victor Shidok, threatened that the agency would withdraw licences of defaulters.
Shidok, who led a team from the PPPRA to monitor the level of compliance with the directive in Abuja, warned that the government would not tolerate any deviation from the new directive.
He said the monitoring, which was simultaneously going on across the country, was done in conjunction with the DPR to ensure that Nigerians were not shortchanged.
Shidok stated that there was 100 per cent compliance as at press time in the city centre, but noted the team had yet to reach the outskirts where he feared that there might be challenges with regard to total compliance. Read More →
Ade Akanbi, Akure
An appointee of former President Goodluck Jonathan from Ondo State, Mr. Oluremi Akinbobola, and some other members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Idanre Local Government Area of the state, have defected to the All Progressives Congress.
This came barely one week after the former senator that represented Ondo Central Senatorial District, Mr. Ayo Akinyelure, and the Director of the Technical Aids Corps, Dr. Pius Osunyikanmi, also defected to the APC.
At the event which took place in Idanre town, Akinbobola, who was appointed by the former President as a Federal Commissioner in the National Population Commission, said he and other former members of the PDP decided to defect in order to join President Muhammadu Buhari in moving the country forward. Read More →
YBNL frontman Olamide Adedeji, has apologised over his outburst at the just concluded Headies awards 2015.
“I want to apologise to my fans for my conduct, including swearing on Live TV, at the Headies event some hours ago. I recognise that you all are the most important part of my work and my journey so far, and I would not have come this far without you. Therefore, you deserve better from me. I promised to conduct myself in a more respectable manner in future,” he posted on social media platforms.
Recalled that Olamide blasted the organisers of the awards for not recognising his protege, Lil Kesh as the Next Rated Artiste. The category was won by Reekado Banks of Don Jazzy’s Mavins.
“Lil Kesh is our own Next Rated artist. F**k that sh*t! The streets ti take over. Every f**king single was a hit back to back. From lyrically, to Shoki to Efejoku. Ko ni dafun Iya anybody,” Olamide said when he climbed the stage with his whole YBNL team, during the presentation of the award for Best Alternative act, won by his artist Adekunle Gold for the song, Shade. Read More →
Publisher Ovation Magazine, Otunba Dele Momodu, has disclosed that the intervention of the Orangun of Oke Ila, Oba Dokun Abolarin, stopped him from replying the insults hurled at him by David Adeleke (Davido) and others over the baby mama controversy.
In a recent reply to one of the tweets of his followers, Momodu disclosed that Oba Abolarin, ordered for his ceasefire from the parties involved.
Recalled that Nigerian pop star, Davido and his baby-mama Dele Momodu’s niece, Sophia Momodu, were recently embroiled in a fight over the custody of their daughter Imade, a battle which went viral on the social media.
First, Sophia and her family reportedly started the drama after filing a petition against Davido and his family for alleged child trafficking. All of this, led Davido to release a lengthy recount of his side of the story via his Instagram handle which has generated a lot of different views in the public domain. The Omo Ba Olowo crooner lampooned Dele Momodu for the role in allegedly played. Read More →
By Benjamin Tokede
The recent ruling of the appeal court with respect to the April 11 governorship election in Akwa Ibom State did not come to many people as a surprise. It may have surprised some who ignorantly believe the law court is the last hope of the proverbial common man, but not discerning Nigerians who have been following events from the time the people of Akwa Ibom chose Udom Emmanuel, a former banker, as their governor .
Certainly, the ruling could not have come as a surprise to the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that has, since the election, explored every means at its disposal – conventional and unconventional, orthodox and unorthodox – to secure through the back door what it could not achieve through the main and infact front door. If anything, the ruling of the appellate court fell in line with the expectations of the ruling party that has boasted every step of the way that Akwa Ibom State would, at the end of the day, be grabbed to its kitty, regardless of what people of the state say or vote. It makes you wonder if the courts have not been acting a script written by the party in power. Read More →
The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya on Thursday reminisced on the first seven months of the Sixth Assembly, describing it as “wonderful” Igbuya in a New Year message to Deltans at home and abroad said that the period would remain evergreen in his memory.
He listed the Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency Law, 2015, Delta State Technical and Vocational Education Board Law, 2015, Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Law, 2015, Delta State Appropriation (Amendment) Law, 2015 and the Delta State Contributory Health Commission Law, 2015 as major achievements of the Sixth Legislative Assembly. Read More →