Sunday, September 30, 2018

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Davido Reacts To INEC's Declaration Of APC’s Oyetola As Osun Governorship Election Winner

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, last week Thursday declared Gboyega Oyetola of the APC as the winner of the governorship election in Osun State after he polled a total of 255,505 votes after the collation of the results of the supplementary election in seven polling units across four local governments, while PDP's Ademola Adeleke polled a total of 255,023 votes to come second.

This came after Nigerian music superstar, Davido's uncle, Ademola Adeleke scored the highest number of votes, beating Oyetola with 353 votes at the initial election that held last Saturday, but INEC declared the election inconclusive and ordered a rerun because the number of cancelled votes in the seven polling units was far higher than the margin by which Adeleke beat Oyetola.

And following this supplementary votes held on Thursday, APC's Oyetola overtook and beat Adeleke with a total margin of 482 votes.

While finally reacting to the outcome of the supplementary election on Twitter Davido wrote:

"God knows best ! Best believe he will come thru soon."

"Four More My Daddy" - Olamide Endorse Gov. Ambode As Lagos State Gov. For Another Four Years

Nigerian indigenous rapper, singer and YBNL, Boss Olamide today took to his official Instagram page to endorse Governor Akinwumi Ambode as Lagos State Governor for another four years.

Actress Damilola Adegbite Reveals She May Write A Book On Her Crashed Marriage

Beautiful Nollywood actress Damilola Adegbite has revealed in a new interview that she may also write a book on her 2-year-old marriage to Chris Attoh, that crashed in 2017 just like media personality, Toke Makinwa did.

The Tinsel star who stated this an interview with Sunday Scoop, when asked if she was willing to give marriage another trial said:

“Of course, why not? I never say never. This time, I will be looking out for a man; he has to be a man (in the real sense of the word). I don’t try to foresee things as I prefer to live in the moment. I learnt a lot from my past experience (in marriage) and I may have to write a book about it.

There are quite a lot of things and I wouldn’t want to single out one. If I single it out, it may seem like the most important one when it’s not so; they are all very important.”

While stating that she believes marriage between two entertainers can work successfully, Damilola Adegbite  said;

“I don’t see why marriages between entertainers cannot work.”

Music Critic, Osagie Tried To Reach Us After Saying Teni Has No Business With Music- Manager

Singer, Teni Apata, was recently the centre of attention on social media when a music critic, Osagie Alonge, said she had no business being a singer because of her looks.

When Sunday Scoop reached out to Teni, her manager, Edobor Redman, said they were not disturbed about the comment, as it was just an opinion. Redman said, “It is normal and everyone has their different opinions on an issue or about an individual. In a way, it was good for Teni too, as it has made her more popular among Nigerians. An opinion of someone cannot stop Teni’s focus.”

He stated that when the story circulated, Osagie sent messages to tender an apology. He said, “You know Teni has crazy fans; all the reactions online were in our favour. We were just relaxed about it and we didn’t need to say a word. They have been sending people who know us to beg us and I think he (Osagie) tried to reach us himself too.”

Speaking on Teni’s reaction to Osagie’s comment on her, Edobor stated, “She just felt it was his own opinion; she is not bothered about it. For her, she is only focused on where she is going. She made a promise to Nigerians that she would bring home a Grammy award and she is working towards that.”

Serena Goes Topless For Breast Cancer Awareness

Tennis superstar Serena Williams caused an internet sensation Sunday by posing topless for a video while singing "I Touch Myself" to raise awareness for breast cancer.

In the Instagram video, Williams covers her breasts with her hands while singing a version of Australian band The Divinyls' 1991 hit in support of Breast Cancer Network Australia.

"This Breast Cancer Awareness Month I've recorded a version of The Divinyls global hit 'I Touch Myself' to remind women to self-check regularly," wrote Williams on the post.

"Yes, this put me out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to do it because it's an issue that affects all women of all colors, all around the world. Early detection is key -- it saves so many lives."

The song was co-written by Divinyls Australian vocalist Chrissy Amphlett who died of breast cancer five years ago aged 53.

"The music video is part of the I Touch Myself Project which was created in honor of celebrated diva, Chrissy Amphlett, who passed away from breast cancer, and who gave us her hit song to remind women to put their health first," said the 23-time Grand Slam champion.

The video was viewed more than 1.3 million times in the first 10 hours after it was posted early Sunday with fans lauding the tennis superstar for her bravery in performing the song.

Mass Burials In Indonesia As Tsunami-Quake Death Toll Hits 832

The death toll from Indonesia's quake and tsunami disaster nearly doubled to 832 Sunday and was expected to rise further, prompting authorities to announce mass burials in a desperate attempt to stave off disease.

As shattered survivors scoured make-shift morgues for loved ones, and  authorities struggled to dig out the living or assess the scale of the devastation beyond the city of Palu, grim warnings came that the eventual toll could reach thousands.

"The casualties will keep increasing," said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, whose agency announced the jump in the toll from 420 earlier.

"Today we will start the mass burial of victims, to avoid the spread of disease."

Rescuers on Sulawesi island raced against the clock and a lack of equipment to save those still trapped in the rubble, with up to 60 people feared to be underneath one Palu hotel alone. Rescuers said they heard voices and a child's cries from under the rubble.

Desperate survivors, now facing a third straight night sleeping outdoors, turned to looting shops for basics like food, water and fuel as police looked on, unwilling or unable to intervene.

May God have mercy on them.

Buhari Accepts Mama Taraba's Resignation

President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the resignation of the minister of women affairs, Aisha Alhassan popularly known as Mama Taraba.

Alhassan tendered her resignation on Saturday following her disqualification from the governorship race of Taraba State by the All Progressives Congress.

On Twitter, the Presidency @NGRpresident tweeted, “President @MBuhari has accepted the resignation of Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan as Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development with immediate effect.

“In a letter signed by him today,PMB said, “I have received your letter offering your resignation as a Minister of the Fed. Rep of Nigeria. I accept your resignation with immediate effect. On behalf of the Govt & people of Nigeria,I thank you for your past services to the nation.

“The President has directed that the work of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development be looked after by Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, the Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment. This, also, is with immediate effect.”

President Buhari & Wife Leave New York

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed New York for Nigeria this afternoon after his participation at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, which officially opened on Sept. 18.

Buhari, in the company of his wife, Aisha, was seen off by a large entourage including the Director-General of National Intelligence Agency Ahmed Abubakar, former Minister of Foreign Affairs Amb. Babagana Kingibe, Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama, and Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Army Finds Missing General’s Car In Jos Pond

After eight days of intense search that involved evacuating water, the Nigeria Army on Saturday found the car of missing retired Maj. Gen. Idris Alkali in a pond located at Dura, Du District in Jos.

The car, with registration number MUN-670-AA Kwara State, was pulled out of the pond at about 7 p.m.

The Army was assisted in the search and rescue operation by men of the Fire Service, local divers and experts from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

NAN reports that Alkali, former Chief of Administration at the Nigeria Army Headquarters, Abuja, had been missing since Sept. 3, with efforts to trace his whereabouts yielding no fruits.

The Army, acting on intelligence checks, later narrowed the search to the pond, and insisted on evacuating the water from it.

Speaking with newsmen after the car was pulled out, Maj. Gen. Augustine Agundu, Commander, Special Task Force in charge of security on the Plateau, said that the evacuation of the water started on Sept. 22, after intelligence reports indicated the possible location of the vehicle.

Agundu explained that Alkali was caught up in a fracas at Dura, when irate youths blocked roads and attacked travelers following an invasion of the community on Sept. 2, during which 13 persons were killed.

“We started this search on Sept. 22, when we were ordered by the Chief of Army Staff to find the missing officer.

“The officer, who retired in June 2018, after 35 years of service, was traveling to Bauchi when he ran into the mob.

“Immediately we got information about his movement, we swung into action to find him. The intelligence report convinced us that this pond was where he was dumped.

“There are about 32 abandoned mining sites in this community; for us to single this one out shows that a lot of  intelligence gathering was done.

“On the first day of the operation, some women tried to stop us, claiming that the pond was their source of drinking water. They also said that the pond was their ancestral water, but we ignored them.

“This pond contains a lot of hidden secrets. There are four more cars that we have discovered inside. We are determined to unravel all the secrets in it,” he said.

Teenager In Court For ‘Defiling’ 9-Year-Old Girl

An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court has remanded in prison a 19-year-old Oladosun Sodiq over alleged defilement.

The accused, whose address was not provided, is being tried for defilement.

The prosecutor, Insp Johnson Okunade, told the Court that the accused committed the offence on September 15 in Ijero-Ekiti.

Okunade alleged that the accused defiled a 9-year-old girl (name withheld).

He said the offence contravened Section 218 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State 2012.

The prosecutor urged the Court to remand the accused in prison pending legal advice from office of Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The plea of the accused was not taken.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye, ordered that the accused should be remanded in prison custody, pending the issuance of legal advice.

Adegboye adjourned the case until October 10 for mention.

Viral Video Of Chinese Man Rocking His Nigerian Wife's Massive Backside At An Event Trending Online

Presidency Backs Ambode As APC Candidate Against Tinubu?

According to SR, Governor Akinwumi Ambode has received Aso Rock nod to continue as APC gubernatorial candidate in Lagos, hence he's expected to dare APC National Leader Bola Tinubu.

Presidency Cabal have also refused Tinubu's request to change the Lagos state Commissioner of Police Edgal Imohimi over his closeness to Ambode.

United suffer worst start in 29 years

Manchester United recorded their worst league start in 29 years as Jose Mourinho’s side were beaten by West Ham at London Stadium.

They have 10 points from seven games – the same as in 2013-14 under David Moyes – but inferior goal difference means this is their worst top-flight start since they picked up seven points in 1989-90.

The Hammers, with only one win in the preceding 19 top-flight meetings, were ahead after just five minutes through club-record signing Felipe Anderson’s clever back-heeled finish from Pablo Zabaleta’s cross – despite both players appearing to be offside.

And the hosts doubled their advantage on the brink of half-time in fortunate fashion, as Andriy Yarmolenko’s shot cannoned in off Victor Lindelof and beyond the wrong-footed David de Gea.

Marcus Rashford responded for the largely pedestrian visitors on 71 minutes, but Marko Arnautovic restored the Hammers’ two-goal lead less than three minutes later as Mark Noble’s pass sliced through the visitors’ unconvincing back-line.

In a week that saw them dumped out at the third-round stage of the Carabao Cup by lower-league Derby, the talk surrounding Manchester United has focused as much on off-field troubles as it has on actual results.

Mourinho’s relationship with £89m record signing Paul Pogba appeared strained once again on Wednesday, as a tense exchange between the two was captured by cameras at United’s training ground.

Labour Suspends Strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress has suspended its ongoing nationwide strike following promises by the Federal Government to reconvene the tripartite committee on national minimum wage on October 4.

The suspension of the warning strike takes effect from today.

Announcing the decision in Abuja on Sunday, the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, stated that the labour action was suspended to enable the tripartite committee to hold its crucial meeting and conclude its work.

Kim Kardashian Spotted With Her Children In New York

Kim Kardashian brought the whole family out to show their support for Kanye West ahead of his Saturday Night Live appearance this weekend.

Kanye is being drafted in as a last-minute replacement on the show for Arianna Grande who dropped out for ‘emotional reasons’ in the wake of the death of ex-boyfriend Mac Miller.

It’s rare to see Kim with all three of her children together at one time but today she was spotted in New York with North, who is aged five, Saint, two, and Chicago, eight months.

Kim had her luxuriant black hair pulled back into a ponytail and wore flawless foundation – presumably for the benefit of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians cameras.

The reality star and beauty mogul wore a bright pink zip-up top paired with leggings in a lighter shade of pink. Grey trainers finished off her sporty look.

Ronaldo Brands Claims He Raped American Woman "Fake News" In Instagram Video

Cristiano Ronaldo has appeared to respond to rape accusations published in a German magazine.

Lawyers for the former Manchester United star are to take legal action against Der Spiegel over “blatantly illegal” allegations by an American woman she was raped nine years ago by the star.

Kathryn Mayorga, 34, was unveiled on Friday as the woman who has accused Ronaldo of sexually assaulting her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.

Ronaldo took part in an Instagram live earlier this week where he responded to fans' questions on a variety of topics.

It is unclear what exact question was asked before Ronaldo seemingly dismissed the allegations.
Looking into the camera, the Juventus star said: "No, no, no, no, no. What they said today? Fake, fake news.

"They want to promote [themselves by using] my name. It’s normal.

"They want to be famous to say my name, but it is part of the job. I am a happy man and all good."
The Juventus star was on holiday in Sin City in 2009 with his cousin and brother-in-law when he met the part-time model.
During the alleged incident, she claimed Ronaldo fell to his knees and said he was "99 per cent a good guy" who was let down by the "one per cent".

Later, Ronaldo allegedly paid her £287,000 as an out-of-court settlement which contracted her to never speak about her claims.

The footballer, 33, denies the allegations - which first surfaced on the Football Leaks website in April 2017. According to court documents Der Spiegel claims to have seen, Ronaldo insists the sex was consensual.

His lawyers, Schertz Bergmann Rechtsanwälte, issued a statement denying Mayorga’s rape claim saying they would sue for “compensation for moral damages”.

'Rude' Harry & Meghan Headline On Newspaper Front Page Raises Eyebrows

 They're the most talked about couple in the world at the moment, and everyone's keen for a visit from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle .

But a local paper is being accused of getting a little too excited about the prospect of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex coming to their town - after their cheeky headline choice raised a few eyebrows.

Today a copy of The Argus, a Brighton paper, has been referred to as a 'collector's edition' after the tongue-in-cheek front page was posted online.

An image of a smiling Duke and Duchess dominates the paper.

But everyone is talking about the headline underneath which reads, in capitals: "THEY'RE COMING".
Nothing wrong with that, is there? The Sussexes are visiting Sussex and people are very excited about it.

They might have got away with it, if they hadn't added: "Look at the smiles on their faces" underneath.

To many people, this would be a perfectly acceptable front page. But the more dirty-minded Brits had a bit of a chuckle over the headline.

It was shared on the Facebook page Angry People in Local Newspapers, which often satirises local news stories, with the caption: "The front page of today's Brighton Argus is very very special."
Anthony Cavanagh commented: "LOL it took me a few mins. Maybe my mind is not as much in the gutter as it used to be."

Ingrid Allen wrote: "Please keep their personal lives off the front page! It’s positively indecent!"

Neil Ollerton commented: "Personally, I think they're faking it."

Others called it an 'over 18' cover.

Labour May Call Off Strike On Monday As It's Yields To FG’s Pressure

According to report, the organised labour may call off the strike action it embarked upon last Thursday, on Monday, 1st Of October 2018.

While confirming the report a top government official pleaded for anonymity disclosed that this followed talks between Federal Government officials and labour leaders over the weekend.

He further revealed that the organised labour might announce the suspension of the strike on Monday ahead of the tripartite committee meeting scheduled to hold on the 4th of October 2018.

It was also learnt that labour leaders, which insisted on guarantees that Thursday’s meeting will be used to strike a deal on the new minimum wage, were prevailed upon to soft-pedal to allow the committee to conclude action on the matter.

The decision to call off the strike might not be unconnected with the intervention of the Presidency on Thursday through the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who tried to persuade labour leaders to end the strike.

At the meeting of the chief of staff with the leadership of the organised labour on Thursday at the State House, Abuja, the Presidency pleaded with labour to end the strike, which has affected economic activities in different parts of the country.

After the meeting, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, told journalists that the meeting was fruitful. Wabba promised that the meeting’s outcome would be tabled before relevant organs of the organised labour to determine the next line of action.

According to him, the federal government, through the chief of staff, had made a promise to the group that their agitations would be addressed. However, Wabba failed to disclose the nature of the promise made by Kyari.

“The Chief of Staff tried to give us details of government position which we will have to go and convey to our members and then we can revert back to him,” Wabba had said.

But on Friday, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement, said the federal government was working assiduously to ensure the strike was called off.

“The Presidency wishes to assure that the federal government is taking every step necessary to get the unions to call off the strike,” Shehu said.

He said the organised labour had accepted the federal government’s demand to reconvene the tripartite committee meeting on the proposed new national minimum wage.

According to him, the meeting between the leadership of labour and representatives of various employers of labour, including the federal and state governments, has been rescheduled to reconvene on October 4.

He also explained the tripartite nature of the meeting, saying it is so called because it is made up of representatives of the public sector, that is, federal and state governments, as well as the private sector, which he said comprised the largest private employer group, the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA).

Shehu listed other members of the body to include the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), and Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMES).

Various labour unions, particularly in the public sector, had on Thursday mobilised their members to embark on a warning strike action following the breakdown in negotiations on a new national minimum wage between the unions and the federal government. The organised labour had demanded an upward review of the current N18, 000 monthly minimum wage to N65, 500 across board.

But it was learnt that at the meeting of the Tripartite Committee on the new National Minimum Wage, chaired by former Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ama Pepple, the organised private sector had proposed N25, 000 as its next minimum wage while other unions in the public sector insisted that the least they could accept from the federal government would be N43, 000.

While the private sector and the labour unions have come up with proposals on the next minimum wage, the federal government has till date failed to come up with its own proposal, thus compelling labour to proceed on strike last Thursday.

Although Vice President Yemi Osinbajo recently met with the Economic Management Team (EMT) in the presidential villa to brainstorm on the new wage, details of the meeting have not been made public.

When contacted on the latest position of Labour, General Secretary of NLC, Peter Esom, said the organised labour was yet to suspend the strike action, adding that until they consult with the affiliate unions no such decision can be taken.


Kanye West Unleashes Bizarre Dance In Perrier Bottle Costume After Changing Name

He's at it again! Kanye West out Kanye-ed himself last night when he threw shapes on national TV whilst dressed as a Perrier Water bottle.

The usually serious star looked to be having the time of his life as he performed I Love It with Lil Pump and Adele Givens, grinning like the kid that got the candy.

And that was after he arrived in a car decked out like a slide shoe. Needless to say, no-one knew what to make of it.

"Didnt know if this was a skit or a performance," commented one viewer, while another declared, "This is so bad it's hilarious!"

If Kanye dancing around in a giant Perrier bottle isn’t a meme, idk what is," remarked a fan, before one lamented, "I just watched two and a half minutes of a two grown men in water bottles dancing and singing on stage."

That certainly wasn't the only strange antic Kanye flopped out, with the star getting booed after delivering a pro-Trump speech.

 Meanwhile, just hours before Kanye announced that he's decided to change his name to 'Ye' , short for his nickname, Yeezy.

"the being formally known as Kanye West I am YE," he tweeted after changing his Twitter handle.

Kourtney Kardashian & Scott Disick Arrive At New York Hotel Together Fuelling Reunion Rumours

They've remained on amicable terms since splitting three years ago after a turbulent on/off relationship.

However, Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick fuelled speculation they may be giving their romance another try after they were spotted on a joint trip to New York City together.

On Saturday afternoon, the friendly exes were seen checking in to their Manhattan hotel along with their three children Mason, eight; Penelope, six; and Reign, three.

There was no sign of Scott's young girlfriend Sofia Richie, 20, or Kourtney's new squeeze Luka Sabbat, also 20.
And arriving back at their digs later that night Kourtney, 39, looked amazing in a pair of leather trousers and white one-shouldered crop top.

While the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star kept hold of daughter Penelope, Scott, 35, was seen carrying their toddler son Reign.

The family's visit to NYC coincided with Kanye West 's appearance on Saturday Night Live.
A source told People magazine this week: "Kourtney and Scott are friends and co-parents. They have a very good relationship, so it’s not strange that they are together with the kids. They want the kids to feel like they are still a family and can have fun together.
"Lately, Kourtney is very happy with Scott. He is taking care of himself, isn't partying and is a great dad."

In the sneak peek at the latest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, sister Kim says she had a text message from Scott saying "he wants to have another baby with Kourtney".

Fantasising about a reunion between the two, Kim said: "I mean, it's like, Scott has a girlfriend, Kourtney has a boyfriend - we get it. They don’t even have to have sex. It could be IVF."

Throwback Photo Of E.A. Adeboye Being Ordained As A Pastor Of RCCG In 1975

Founder and first General Superintendent of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Reverend Josiah Akindayomi anointing Enoch Adejare Adeboye during his ordination into the ministry as a Pastor in 1975. 

Adeboye had joined the church after he had become born again in 1973. The Redeemed Christian Church of God with Pastor Adeboye as General Overseer is today one of biggest churches in the world.

"Wake Up & Take Your Country Back In 2019" - Father Mbaka Tells Nigerians

Vocal Catholic priest and Spiritual Director of Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka at the weekend called on Nigerians to wake up and reclaim the country from wicked and mindless politicians seeking to destroy it due to their greed and selfishness.

Father Mbaka, who made a scathing criticism of political leaders in the country across party lines said both the ruling APC and the main opposition PDP have betrayed and squandered the confidence and trust of the people.

While reviewing the state of the nation as Nigeria marks it’s 58 Independence anniversary tomorrow, Fr Mbaka, who spoke during his weekly prayer programme at Adoration ground, Emene, Enugu, said the only option left was for the people is to rise up and confront the oppressors with a view to effecting real change.

“Those of you keeping quiet should check oh. If we allow these people the situation will remain like this till we all die. Our leaders are wicked and Satanic. I have looked around and noticed that all of them are selfish. They are not thinking for the wellbeing of the people they should be leading and taking care of. And wickedness will attract evil to them.

“Wicked to the level of allowing their subjects to be dying of hunger, dying out of poor medical assistance and when any of them is sick they will fly abroad, shame!
When you are hungry you go and eat Mama-put and your children are dying in the house, why don’t you cook the food in the house?

“People of God stop being silent even if the priest is silent, because they can punish the Bishop, but they cannot they cannot punish you people. Your destinies are at stake, wake up and say no to this evil nepotism in the name of democracy.

“Our leaders have failed us, and all of them visit abroad when they are sick and come back. One day God will raise a government. One day God will raise a government that will punish all the past leaders that have not done well.

“Like this case of Buhari and co, all this money they said they have recovered, where is the money, from who and who did they recover the money from? When will the recovered money be made use of? Who actually is fooling who?

“By Monday now we will celebrate independence; how many years, 58? A man who is 58 years and still wearing pampers! Zero power stability. Go to this Kenya of yesterday, go to this Ghana of yesterday; and the worst is that most of what they use to develop their wealth come from this country. What wickedness.

“That is why all of them are fighting Buhari, because he said stop looting, but the corruption he came to fight started fighting him; and fought him down. Now you people cannot be silent again.

“APC, PDP and they are now deciding the destiny of everybody! Its better you don’t even travel out, if you travel out and come back your mentality will change, you will ask yourself are we still staying in the same world?

“We know all of them. The hour has come when you people should tell A, B, C, D don’t go even if you rig the election you will not be our so, so, and so. It’s not a matter of rigging it and continuing and we keep silent. You think God will come down and bath you by himself? God will come down and put your cloth upon you? God will come down and cook food for you? After defecating God will clean your stool for you? There are many things God will not do for us. We must stand up and resist these evil forces. This is criminality.”

Osinbajo Neutral In APC Lagos Governorship Race

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has not endorsed Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the Lagos All Progressives Congress governorship primary scheduled for Monday. Contrary to the impressions created by a photograph that shows the Vice President with Sanwo-Olu, Osinbajo is neutral in the election.

He merely came to plead with the party leaders to allow a level playing field for the two contestants, including the incumbent Akinwunmi Ambode.

 According to a statement by Osinbajo’s office, Osinbajo yesterday attended a meeting of the Lagos State General Advisory Council, GAC, where he had been invited by the elders on the council.

Before the meeting, the Vice President who had been in Lagos to participate in the Presidential primaries in the State had met with Governors Akin Ambode and the APC National Leader Ashiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu.

At the GAC meeting, Prof Osinbajo, who is believed to be supportive of a second term bid for Ambode, conveyed the view of the Buhari presidency that there should be a level playing field in the overall conduct of the primaries. Informed sources at the meeting said the purpose of VP’s attendance at the GAC was to report on a previous meeting held between him and Gov Aregbesola on how to resolve some of the outstanding issues around Governor Ambode‘s second term bid and its fallouts.

“It was while he was coming out of the meeting that Mr. Sanwo-Olu and Mr. Hamzat took advantage of the VP’S presence to take the photos which are now being falsely paraded as proof of endorsement. “The VP did not go to endorse the candidate, they only took advantage of his presence,” a source at the meeting confirmed last night.

Boko Haram Kills Own Commander Over Plan To Surrender With 300 Captives

A prominent Boko Haram Commander, Ali Gaga has been killed by other Commanders of the terrorist group while planning to surrender to the military authorities and escape with about 300 captives from their den, a competent source disclosed.

The sources who spoke to PRNigeria on grounds of anonymity said that Ali Gaga was killed by other commanders loyal to Mamman Nur’s faction who got a hint of his unexecuted plan. PRNigeria further learnt in a video exclusively obtained, that Gaga had already perfected his plan to surrender to the Military authorities in a negotiation brokered by a prominent non- governmental organization (NGO) conversant with the issues, when his plan was leaked to other Boko haram Commanders, resulting to his execution.

I Sacrificed My Career For My Children - Chuddy K

Singer, Chuddy K, has been off the radar for quite some time. He recently disclosed the reason for his absence to Sunday Scoop.

Gushing about his experience as a father of newborn twins, Chuddy K said, “Fatherhood has been an awesome experience for me.

There have also been a lot of vigils. They are twins and they have different times of sleeping. Sometimes, they sleep at 2am only to wake up at 3am. It has really been a funny experience for me. I have experienced fatherhood before; but not on a double dose.”

On the major sacrifice he has made for his children, the singer said, “I have sacrificed a bit of my career and time just to build a family. Family is supposed to be the number one thing in one’s life. It is bigger than your career, fan base, and any other thing that you stand for. It is the will of God for every man. I am passing through that phase and I’m loving it. Trust me, I’m coming out with something great.

 I just have to settle down because I don’t just want to be a baby daddy; I want to be involved in my children’s lives. There’s a lot of craziness going on around about celebrities and baby mothers and I just wanted to remove myself from all that. You can say that I took a break because settling down is a form of break. However, I am back for the music now.”

Wizkid Shares New Photo Of Himself Cruising At The Beach While On Vacation

Nigerian music superstar and Starboy record label CEO yesterday took to his social media page to share this new photo of himself cruising at the beach while on vacation. See more photos of him below...


I May Write Book About My Crashed Marriage -Damilola Adegbite

For those who would love to know all that went down in actress, Damilola Adegbite’s crashed marriage to Ghanaian star, Chris Attoh, they may have a blockbuster book to read very soon.

When asked by Sunday Scoop if she was willing to give marriage another try, the Tinsel actress said, “Of course, why not? I never say never. 

This time, I will be looking out for a man; he has to be a man (in the real sense of the word). I don’t try to foresee things as I prefer to live in the moment. I learnt a lot from my past experience (in marriage) and I may have to write a book about it. 

There are quite a lot of things and I wouldn’t want to single out one. If I single it out, it may seem like the most important one when it’s not so; they are all very important.”

Damilola also believed marriage between two entertainers could work successfully. “I don’t see why marriages between entertainers cannot work,” she said.

Speaking on her experience working on the movie, Merry Men, with AY, she said, “It was an amazing one for me. I had a good time doing it. This was the first time I worked with AY and I really enjoyed it. However, my dream role is to be a Bond girl. I like the physical part of running and jumping; that’d be a bit more exciting than the drama we are used to in this side. I wouldn’t say I’m a tomboy but I like to work out and get active. Before agreeing to be in any movie, I check my character in it and the story in general; I have to connect to it before I can be part of it. I also consider the other actors that would be on the project.”

The actress also maintained that acting was the only job she had ever thought of doing. “Right from when I was a little girl, I’ve always wanted to be in the spotlight. And I’m also lucky because my parents supported me from the outset. I think I had my breakthrough in the TV series, Tinsel,” she stated.

Speaking on the cause of the scar just around her eyes, Adegbite said, “It was a car accident when I was younger. It was a ghastly one and at the point of impact, everything just went blank for me and my face was ruined.”

On if she would consider cosmetic surgery, Damilola said, “Why not? Every woman is entitled to being confident (in her body). Thankfully, I don’t need to. Maybe 10 years down the line, when my cheek or nose probably begins to sag, I would think about doing something.”

I’m The Only Candidate That Can Defeat APC -Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar tells Sunday Aborisade  his strategies to win the 2019 presidential poll if he emerges the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party

What do you think qualifies you to be Nigeria’s President?

Atiku Abubakar has experience in both the public and private sector. As Vice President, my support for democracy is without match. My headship of the economic management team propelled the era of privatisation which stimulated the economy to grow at 7seven per cent annually.

In the private sector, I have a track record of job creation and I had created more jobs than any other aspirant. I have the ability to see opportunities and turn them to wealth creating opportunities.

I have the ability to pool the best minds together to move the country forward and has proven that both in the public sector and my private businesses.

I am a detribalised leader who sees Nigeria as his constituency.

Atiku has a great understanding of governance; he is a person with vision, passion, policies and political will to get things done.

How do you hope to defeat others in the primaries?

Atiku Abubakar is the one candidate with experience across the regions, states and local governments of Nigeria; he is not the candidate of one area or denomination. He has support across Nigeria – from youth, farmers and business people. The delegates of PDP, from across Nigeria will recognise Atiku as the one candidate who can defeat the APC and bring jobs and opportunities, unity, security and development to all of Nigerians.

Letting My Daughter Attend Varsity Very Emotional - Mercy Aigbe

A-list actress, Mercy Aigbe, has confided in Sunday Scoop that letting her 17-year-old daughter, Michelle, attend university in another country is very emotional for her. She said, “Her absence hasn’t really been easy.

 We’ve been together for 17 years before she had to go to university. Letting her go is very emotional for me. I still miss her a lot. She’s a big girl now and she’s starting her own journey in life.

 I have brought her up well; I have inculcated the values I want her to live by in her. I have given her the foundation and I wish her the best. She’s always in my prayers. It’s just painful that after university, she’ll probably get married.”

Sharing tips on her beauty regimen, Aigbe said, “I try to live a healthy lifestyle. I try as much as possible to stay away from fatty foods and I drink lots of water. I eat a lot of vegetables and fruits. I know this may sound cliché but that is how I’ve been able to look younger than my age. I also exercise when I have the time to because I’m not able to do that as much as I would have liked because of busy schedule. Anytime I’m free, I jump on the treadmill and burn some calories.”

On her current projects, Aigbe said, “I’m presently working on a Yoruba movie and it would be out soon. It is titled 77 Bullets. From the title, you should be able to picture what you would see in the movie. I will be taking it to the cinema and I am 100 per cent certain that people will like it. Some of the actors in the movie include Yinka Quadri, Abimbola Ogunnowo and lots of A-list actors; it’s a star-studded movie. I have also done a lot of other jobs with other colleagues. Asides movies, I’m also a fashion entrepreneur and I’ve done a lot in that regard. My daughter recently launched a make-up line and we’ve been doing a lot of work on it.


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Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo Accused Of Anally Raping Las Vegas Woman In 2009

A Las Vegas woman identified as Kathryn Mayorga has accused world famous football star, Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her anally in a hotel in 2009 and agreed to pay her $375,000 as legal settlement for her to keep silent over the alleged sexual assault.

According to report, Kathryn Mayorga who came forward on Friday as the victim of the alleged sexual assault with an attempt to void her non-disclosure agreement settlement, while speaking with German publication Der Spiegel, claimed that Ronaldo raped her anally at the Palms Place Hotel in Las Vegas.

It was has been gathered that Ronaldo who has denied all of what his lawyers called “blatantly illegal” accusations is also planning to sue Der Spiegel for “an inadmissible reporting of suspicions in the area of privacy.”

According to report, Der Spiegel had previously reported on the existence of the settlement and the alleged incident last year, reporting Mayorga under the pseudonym Susan K.

At the time of the alleged rape in 2009, Mayorga was reportedly 25 years old and met Ronaldo in the VIP section of a Las Vegas nightclub. At the time, Ronaldo was well in his prime and nearing a massive £80 million transfer to Real Madrid. Mayorga claimed the following happened in a letter written during her legal battle and confirmed them with Der Spiegel on Friday:

In the letter that she wrote to Ronaldo, K. describes what happened later that night of partying. She writes that she gave him her number. That he called her later and invited her to a party. Afterward, they went to his penthouse. When K. arrived together with a girlfriend, she writes that Ronaldo and his friends climbed into the Jacuzzi. And that he offered her swimwear. She claims that he followed her as she went to change, and that the two kissed. But K. writes that this wasn’t enough for Ronaldo. She writes that she wanted to go back to the others. She continues that he took her and put her on the bed. That she used both hands as she attempted to protect herself. “I screamed NO NO NO NO NO NOOOO over and over I begged you to stop. I was never so scared in my life,” K. writes in the letter.

After it was over, Ronaldo allegedly turned to her again and supposedly said 99 percent of the time he was a good guy, but that he doesn’t know what happened to that 1 percent. That’s what K. writes in her letter.

Mayorga said she has since faced emotional trauma from the incident, a common occurrence with sexual assaults.

“I’ve had like these serious breakdowns,” she told the magazine. “And again, blaming of the rape. And I blame him, and I blame myself for signing that thing.”
Not Ronaldo’s first rape allegation

Ronaldo had previously been arrested and questioned over allegations in 2005 that he had raped a woman in a London hotel, but that case was eventually abandoned by Scotland Yard due to insufficient evidence. Ronaldo was 20 years old at the time.
Why Kathryn Mayorga is now coming forward

Mayorga seems to be facing a massive risk over coming out against Ronaldo, as their non-disclosure agreement reportedly contains clauses obliging her to pay back the $375,000 from the settlement as well as any actual damages caused to Ronaldo according to Der Spiegel.

Despite all that, Mayorga said she had multiple reasons to come out against Ronaldo.

From Deadspin:

Mayorga’s motivation for coming forward with her story now are three-fold. For one, she has been convinced by her lawyer that she can challenge the settlement in court, and she seeks to bring a new suit that would finally give her some semblance of the justice she’s long sought. Secondly, she has felt empowered by the Me Too movement and other women’s bravery in naming and standing up to their assailants in sexual assaults. Thirdly, she wants her case to receive public attention to discover if Ronaldo has ever done this to anyone else. “That question never let me go,” Mayorga told Der Spiegel.

Mayorga’s new laywer, Leslie Stovall, has reportedly filed suit in Nevada to void the agreement, claiming that it shouldn’t be legally binding due to the terms allegedly impeding a possible criminal investigation, the settlement failing to take into account Mayorga’s learning disabilities and the mental trauma Mayorga faced after the incident that could have affected her decision-making. He also claims that he has documents implying that Ronaldo violated the agreement by never actually reading Mayorga’s letter as negotiated.

Source: Yahoo Sports