Davido is here with a vital message for his fans to journey through the new decade, he tags the forthcoming song “2020 Letter To You”. David Adeleke popularly known as Davido (aka OBO) is ready to set off 2020 after a successful outing in 2019 with the release of two hit songs back to back (‘Blow My Mind‘ & ‘Risky‘). Also with the release of his second studio album ‘A Good Time‘ which is still buzzing heavily and enjoying streams. The pop star yesterday shared a snippet of his 2020 official new year gift for his music fans and lovers. This was done via his Instagram account and the new gift is an incoming song titled “2020 Letter To You“. Davido is passing a message to everyone about; ”living a good life”, ”staying away from hate by loving one another”. And making quality use of your time this new year with this song. The snippet was shared in the short video posted by Davido, shot by Mr Layii which see the pop star having fun with everyone while vibing to the new forthcoming inspirational song. It’s about to be a good new decade Watch, Listen and comment below if you ready for this & want him to drop the full version.
Runtown and Sak Noel joins forces for the club mix of Soundgod 2019 cool banger “Emotions”. Enjoy! Runtown Collaborates with Super talented Latino DJ Sak Noel on “Emotions” (Sak Noel Mix). Sark Noel serves us a club mix appealing to both African and latino target audience. Its off Runtown’s 2019 project, ‘Tradition EP‘ which housed; ‘Redemption‘, ‘International Badman Killer‘ and ‘Unleash‘ among others. Soundgod set this Mix out to thrill his fans before he kicks of 2020. Listen, Enjoy and jam the new club banger! DOWNLOAD MP3
Gbade Ogunwale/Tony Akowe,Abuja THE stand- off between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the Supreme Court ruling on the last Imo State governorship election does not seem to be abating yet. Governors elected on the platform of the APC on Saturday joined the fray, accusing PDP leaders of calling for anarchy in the country because the judgement did not go in favour of their party while the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr.Kola Ologbondiyan claimed that the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, had launched a desperate bid to divert public attention from the ‘perversion of justice’ by the apex court in favour of the ruling party. Mr. Emeka Ihedioha, whose election as governor was voided by the court, also spoke on Saturday. He said that the Supreme Court judgement has put the judiciary and the electoral system on trial. The APC governors in a statement by their chairman, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State described the comments of PDP leaders of the Supreme Court verdict as contemptuous and disrespectful to the nation’s democracy. It is unfortunate, according to Bagudu, that those who are supposed to defend the judiciary are the same people disparaging them because the judgement on the Imo election did not go in their favour. He said: “Following the verdict of the Supreme Court in respect of Imo State election petition, which declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the March 9, 2019 Governorship election, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) proclaimed the judgement as “miscarriage of justice” and alleged that the judiciary is “heavily compromised” and has “lost credibility”. “These are depressing allegations coming from supposedly democratic leaders who should ordinarily be in the forefront of protecting and defending the judicial institution as the sanctuary of our democracy. It is contemptuous and disrespectful to our democracy. “This is most unfortunate and condemnable. We call on Nigerians and all lovers of democracy in the country to rise to the defence of our democratic institutions, especially the judiciary. “We must prevail on the PDP leadership and all politicians to exercise restraint by demonstrating unalloyed loyalty and respect for our democratic institutions, particularly our judiciary, which is the most important pillar of democratic governance. “To allege that a judgement delivered by Supreme Court Judges is “procured” simply because it does not favour the PDP is an invitation to anarchy. “It is on record that President Muhammadu Buhari has at all times stated his commitment to democracy and rule of law. Our party has lost elections we thought we would win. Equally, our party has been stopped from participation in elections by the judiciary, for example in Rivers State. “The case of Zamfara where we won the election but the Supreme Court in its wisdom nullified all our votes and declared PDP candidates as winners is another experience. In addition, our party members have lost many cases, and even though our views differ from the judgement delivered, we do not disparage the judiciary, yet our views of the judgement differ from the court. “As Progressive Governors, we hereby declare abiding faith in our judiciary and will at all times respect all decisions of our Judges at all levels no matter the circumstances. Our party and our members believe in the sanctity of our judicial institution as the last hope for justice for our people. “We wish to unequivocally state our resolve to work with all democrats in the country to ensure adequate protection of democratic governance by respecting all judgements from our courts”. ‘Stop politicising injustice,’ PDP tells Oshiomhole In a statement of its own on Saturday the PDP wondered why the APC national chairman resorted to insults in his desperate bid to divert public attention from the “perversion of justice” by the Supreme Court in favour of the APC. Spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said:”The PDP is aware of why Oshiomhole has suddenly become the mouth piece of the Supreme Court. “We have reliable information that certain Justices of the Court have been blaming APC leaders and the Presidency for compromising and dragging them into the disgraceful plots; the reason Oshiomhole now desperately seeks to politicize the issue and divert public attention as a stop gap measure. “This attempt is indeed dead on arrival as the PDP, standing with the generality of Nigerians and lovers of democracy all over the world, will not relent in mobilizing the citizens in pursuit of an end to this and many other injustices that pervade our nation presently. “Of course, Oshiomhole and Justice Tanko Mohammed are reminded that, as stated by Thomas Jefferson, ‘when injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.’ The party vowed that nothing could stop over 180 million Nigerians from speaking out against injustice, particularly at the Supreme Court, as injustice to one is injustice to all. Continuing, the party said: “Nigerians can recall that since Oshiomhole found his way as National Chairman of APC, he has contributed nothing to the development of politics and democracy, except promoting injustice, encouraging looting, fuelling crisis and violence, elevating thuggery as a talent and fouling our public space with gutter language, hate speech, meddling and quarrelling. “We are not surprised because his former lieutenants have told the world that thuggery is his area of strength in politics. “However, we counsel Oshiomhole to learn that politics is about respect for the rule of law and good governance. It is different from thuggery and quarreling, which he has now become notorious for. “Indeed, the PDP agrees no less with the description already in the public, that the minds of certain individuals are as their outward looks.” The PDP said it would not be deterred but will remain focus with the generality of Nigerians in its irrevocable determination to take all steps necessary to reverse the ‘injustice’ on Imo, and stop the APC on its trail to use the Supreme Court to take over states lawfully won by the PDP. Judiciary, electoral system on trial, says Ihedioha The sacked governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, said yesterday that the nation’s judiciary and the electoral system are on trial on account of the Supreme Court verdict on his case. Speaking at an interactive session with journalists at his private residence in Abuja, Ihedioha said the judgement still remained a mystery to the people of Imo state and Nigerians in general. “We are as shocked as yourselves, it was never anticipated. “All legal pundits and democracy watchers never imagined and anticipated it. So for us, it remains a mystery. “I believe that that event will define our democracy. I am certain that the judiciary and the electoral system are well aware that they are on trial. “And what is fundamental about this is that the fact of the matter, as relates to the Imo state governorship election, is that the foundation of our democratic processes, the elections in Imo were closely monitored, well advertised and everybody in Nigeria followed it through. “The results were very clear;the electoral umpire still has the results.And INEC has stated clearly that the results in question and the figures are not summing up.” Ihedioha maintained that what happened in the Imo case was not about him or the state. Rather, it is about the future the country and democracy. “It’s about what do we do tomorrow. Do you go into an electoral process without having an idea; It has to be resolved one way or the other. “I am calm and we are calm, and that is why you see in Imo, there is calmness. The calmness is coming out of shock, it is a comic relief. “It is coming out of the fact that people are saying let us still see, can this be possible! We are waiting for answers and I believe there will be answers.” Stating that the case has made history in many ways, he said he was awaiting historical answers at the end of the day. He assured that he would remain resolute and committed to the ideals of the PDP, adding that the event will not put into question his faith in the Nigerian nation. “It will not question our commitment to democracy, it will rather strengthen our resolve to march forward and make Nigeria a greater nation. “And I am certain that from the events of that day, Nigeria will emerge a stronger and greater country. I want to urge you to continue to work with all lovers of democracy across board so that we can all put our heads together and match forward”, he said. Ihedioha urged his political opponents not to celebrate, saying, “I pity anyone who is celebrating that sad event”. Continuing, he said:”If anyone is celebrating, that person is not a student of democracy. Our fore fathers worked so hard to get us to where we are, and that is indisputable. “So at a time like this, what are we bequeathing to the future generation? Our children are asking questions that have not yet been answered and the facts speak for themselves. “I hope they will be addressed. It is a redefining moment, it is a time for sober reflection because to my own understanding of lawmaking, it is about precedence, it is about reference, and so we need to be guided on how to move forward. “I remain strong in faith in our country, strong in faith in our democracy, and strong in faith that the institutions of our democracy will always remain strong and guided that our actions of today will define the events of tomorrow”. Also speaking, the national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, who was present at the session, said the party was still grieving over the loss. Secondus said what happened at the Supreme Court goes beyond politics or elections. He said that the PDP would not be joining issues with those that have deliberately and knowingly undermined the nation’s democracy. According to him, the world has moved away from politics of bitterness, rancour and bad blood. Secondus said: “All over the world, people are moving from one stage to the other. We are convinced in our hearts that the truth and only the truth can save this nation. “Some people believe that every issue should be trivialised, so when we speak, you hear them coming against it without calming down to look at the depth of out statements; to see whether there are merits or no merits. We are a nation governed by laws. “When we find ourselves in this situation, we must ask questions and we are a nation among all the other nations of the world and under one God. And a time comes that a people must speak the truth and everything is not about politics. “In the case of Imo state, we have more questions than answers because we can’t see the figures adding up. These are the questions agitating our minds and the minds of Nigerians. “I want to appeal to our brothers who are on the other side, they should stop trivialising these issues. They are of fundamental importance in nature”. The party chairman cautioned those who are comparing the Imo case to the apex court’s judgements on Rivers and Zamfara states. “You cannot compare what happened in those states with Imo. Those ones are intra party matters. Let them come out and tell us what really happened, from the Tribunal, to the Appeal court up to the Supreme Court in the 388 polling units. “What we seek in the case of Imo is for the Supreme Court to review and I believe that God will touch them to review it and they will reverse it in the interest of our nation so that we don’t celebrate the situation we found ourselves in. “Very eminent people are not speaking out; today it is at the door of Imo, tomorrow it will be at the door of another person, so people must speak out. “The truth is what we are seeking. What we are saying is that the figures are not adding up. Can they Wapzola.com
REAL Madrid moved three points clear of champions Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a hard-earned victory against Sevilla at the Bernabeu. Brazil midfielder Casemiro scored twice for Zinedine Zidane’s side, either side of Sevilla striker Luuk de Jong’s exquisite, curled equaliser. Luka Jovic’s clever backheeled pass had allowed Casemiro to break Sevilla’s resistance after 57 minutes. asemiro then headed in the eventual winner from a Lucas Vazquez cross. Barcelona can return to the summit on goal difference when they host Granana on Sunday. Visitors Sevilla, who remain fourth following the defeat, made a confident start as ex-Real boss Julen Lopetegui’s side looked to close to within two points of the top two. De Jong was denied a first-half opener from a corner after a video assistant referee review showed Nemanja Gudelj had blocked Eder Militao as the Real defender attempted to follow De Jong’s run. Real had to remain patient until Jovic’s assist for Casemiro provided the game’s first spark of creativity, but Sevilla responded just seven minutes later as De Jong converted brilliantly into the opposite corner from just inside the box. They were unable to make Real sweat for too long, however, as Casemiro claimed his second and the hosts, crowned Spanish Super Cup champions last weekend, were able to hold on.
DJ Neptune is here to kick start 2020 with this brand new thoughtful song titled “Tomorrow” featuring Victor AD. Multi-talented disc jockey, DJ Neptuneteams up with South South reality singer, Victor AD to serves us with “Tomorrow“. It is a new year & decade and in that spirit it is very important to spread love & happiness because no one knows. They deliver this track to wipe away our self anger, worries and negativity. So we all can start set off 2020 with a positive energy. My brother cool down don’t worry about tomorrow. We only got one life no body borrows. Tomorrow will come for those that sleeps and gets the opportunity to wake up. Listen!!! DOWNLOAD MP3
Two National Assembly members from Plateau State on Friday condemned Thursday’s killing of 13 persons in the state by gunmen and called for calm. Assailants, suspected to be herdsmen, attacked Kulben village of Kumbun District of Mangu Local Government Area. Senator Hezekiah Dimka, representing Plateau Central and Rep. Musa Bagos, representing Jos South/Jos East Federal constituency, conveyed their feelings in separate statements issued by their media aides. “It is with heavy heart full of pains we write to condole with the bereaved families who lost their loved ones in the barbaric and evil attack against the Kulben village in Mangu Local Government Area. “This is happening at a moment the Plateau Government and the good people of Plateau are celebrating the hard earned peace we are enjoying. “The forces of darkness are trying to untie the success recorded in peace building in the state. “We are appealing for calm among all the social divides in the state while government is doing everything humanly possible to ensure justice for the victims of the mayhem,” Dimka said. Bagos on his part, described the killings as unfortunate, particularly as they came barely few days into the year 2020. The lawmaker reiterated his strong stand on the need for state and community policing to safeguard lives and property. “I urge all communities to always be vigilant and conscious. “I call on the security agencies to be proactive and ensure speedy and thorough investigation to bring all perpetrators of this dastardly act to justice. “My deepest condolences to the people of Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency,” he stated.
Nicholas Kalu, Abuja The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, has condemned recent attacks in Plateau and Kogi communities which claimed lives of innocent Nigerians within one week, assuring that those responsible would not go unpunished. Gunmen had last penultimate Thursday, attacked the Tawari Community in Kogi local government area of Kogi State, reportedly leading to the death of at least 19 persons. Also on Thursday some gunmen had attacked Kulben Village of Kombun District, Mangu local government area of Plateau State killing about 12 according to reports. Both incidents had also witnessed massive destruction of property. While commiserating with the government and people of the two states over the “dastardly and highly reprehensible attacks”, the Minister affirmed that those responsible for these heinous crimes will be made to face the full wrath of the law, as the Police and other security agencies are investigating the attacks with the view to unraveling its root cause and apprehend those responsible accordingly. The Minister, who made this known in a statement by his Press Secretary, Osaigbovo Ehisienmen, reassured Nigerians of his Ministry’s commitment, to work assiduously with relevant stakeholders to retool policing architecture in Nigeria. This he said will culminate in more Police visibility, Police community partnership and deepening the intelligence and technological base of Nigeria Police Force to enable it realize its full potentials. “Muhammad Maigari assures that the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Bill which will take effect in the year 2020 will in no small measure assist in bridging infrastructural gaps for a more proactive Policing in Nigeria,” the statement read.
One of the leading traditional rulers in Anambra state, and Nigeria’s renowned Author, Prof Vincent Chukwuemeka Ike is dead. He was aged 89 The Author of many novels including Toads for Super, Bottled Leopard and The Naked gods among others, was the traditional ruler of Ndikelionwu, in Orumba North local government area of Anambra State. The Nation was told by a source from the Community, that the respected writer died Friday night after some health challenges since December, where he was admitted at the Teaching Hospital Nnewi. Ike, was a Nigerian writer known for a mixture of lampoon, humour and satire. He owed a little bit of his style to his Igbo cultural upbringing. The monarch studied history, English and Religious Studies at the University of Ibadan and earned a master’s degree at Stanford University. Among many of the younger generation, he was popular as the author of Expo ’77, a critical look at academic examination abuses in West Africa. Ike was a former registrar of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). Chukwuemeka Ike, started early education in his native town. He left his town for further education at Ife-Mbaise and then from 1945 to 1950, he attended Government College Umuahia. He started writing at Umuahia for the school magazine, The Umuahian and he was also influenced by teacher that included Saburi Biobaku, who had honours in English from Cambridge. Some eminent Nigerian writers who attended the school included Chinua Achebe, Christopher Okigbo, and Ken Saro Wiwa.
An Edo State Magistrate Court has sentenced one Sunny Ajayi to six months imprisonment for assaulting a Benin based lawyer and notary public, Barr. Olayiwola Afolabi. Sunny who was arraigned on a two-count charge bothering on unlawful assault and detaining of Afolabi. He was said to have committed the offence on October 22, 2016 at Iyobosa Street, Off New Lagos Road. The convict pleaded not guilty to the charges. Police prosecutor, ASP Patrick Agbonifo, called three witnesses in the course of trial. Read Also; EFCC gets court order to detain Shehu Sani for 14 days ASP Agbonifo said the offences contravened 355 and 365 of the Criminal Code law Cap 48, Vol.II Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria as applicable in Edo State. Presiding Magistrate, I.A Osayande, found Sunny guilty on count one and discharged him on count two. Osayande sentenced Sunny to six months imprisonment or an option of N70,000 fine.
The Department of State Services arrested a 32-year old man, Kabiru Mohammed for creating and sharing fake videos depicting President Muhammadu Buhari’s wedding the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq. The fake videos had been viral on the social media space between August and October 2019. Parading the suspect at the DSS National Headquarters on Friday, Public Relations Officer, Dr Peter Afunanya, said an investigation was launched, following a formal complaint to the Service by the Minister for Finance. He said, “Last year, 2019 between August and October there was a defamatory video that circulated widely across Nigeria and showing false engagement of Mr President in marriage with some members of his cabinet. One was the Minister for Finance, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed and another was that of the Minister for Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq. On the 11thof October, 2019 the Honourable Minister for Finance, brought a formal complaint to the Service in which she stated that the video had cost her big embarrassment and asked that an investigation be opened into that audio/video and the materials associated with it, the infographics and all the materials that were in circulation at the moment. She asked that a detailed investigation be opened in that regard with a view to identifying the persons or groups of persons that may have been behind the circulation of such defamatory materials. “The Service went into investigation and we can announce that it had apprehended the person that is involved and the person who started this and who circulated the materials. His name is Kabiru Mohammed. He hails from Kano. He is 32 years. He holds a diploma in Hausa and Fulfulde from the Federal College of Education, Kano and also holds a diploma in Mass Communication from Aminu Kano Islamic School, according to him. Read Also: FAKE NEWS OF THE YEAR: The marriage that never was “He has confessed and investigation has also revealed his involvement in the creation of these materials and the circulation of the materials. Investigation is continuing to determine the actual reasons behind his intent. What we can assure you as Nigerians is that we would continue to deepen this investigation and bring it to a logical conclusion. “We will do everything needful within the ambit of the law to bring this to a logical conclusion, as to determine whether there is or not other persons, interests and motives behind this other than what he has said. “We want to use this opportunity to once again please ask Nigerians as always that the spread of false news through the social media does not do well for any person. You may enjoy the spread of such falsehood when you are not the victim. But if you become the victim, you will know the pain. And we want to urge every citizen and residents and of course Nigerians, that anywhere they are, they should desist from spreading falsehoods, misrepresentations, rumours against one another, against then government, and against institutions of government. “By the time you click that button and you spread or participate in sharing news that is not true, you are helping in causing disharmony, you are helping in bringing problem in the country. And you are also feeding on differences in the country to bring about chaos, anarchy and instability. As we go into the New Year, we urge everyone to make a new attitude and begin to find reasons to be more patriotic, to be more law abiding, and be better citizens and to help move Nigeria forward. On our part we would continue to perform our duties and responsibilities without let or fear and will always collaborate with all stakeholders particularly the media and strategic partners to make sure there is lasting peace in the country.” The suspect, Mohammed, who admitted to creating and sharing the videos begged for forgiveness, saying it was a mistake. He said he was a member of a political group in Kano known as Kwakwasiya.