Osun PDP Youths Protest Secondus Alleged Plan To Impose Candidate

Youths from Osun state have protested in Abuja, the alleged plan by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus to impose a gubernatorial candidate on the party for the September 22 election.

The youths arrived at the Wadata Plaza, Wuse Zone 5 Abuja, hosting the PDP Secretariat brandishing placards with various inscriptions suggesting that the national leadership of the party was complicit in the move to impose a candidate on the state branch of the party without a proper primary.

Some of the inscriptions on the posters read: “Secondus, no imposition in Osun, “Secondus, you’re a product of a fair election”, “Osun PDP youth against impunity,” “Secondus, don’t take money”, among others.

The protesters reportedly chanted political slogans and sang different songs.

But their attempts to make their way into the Secretariat premises were strongly resisted by the party security personnel on duty who slammed the gates against them.

The leader of the protesters, David Daramola, told journalists that they embarked on the action because they learnt that the party chairman and the National Working Committee had succumbed to pressure to impose a particular aspirant on the party.

Daramola said: “We are here to express our feelings to the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, because we learnt that so many things are going on in this premises which we think is abnormal.

“We learnt that they are trying to impose a candidate and money is involved.

“What we heard is that Prince Uche Secondus wanted to impose a candidate. The election has not been conducted but we want to guard against that from happening.”

Also speaking, Sharon Oyedeji, who said she came from Irepodun Local Government of the state, said she has no confidence in the pledge by the party boss to ensure the conduct of a free, fair and credible primary election.

She said: “All we are clamouring for is a peaceful, free and fair primary election. Of what use is the delegate list from the ward, local government and state level?

“Of what use are they (delegates) that they will not be able to exercise their right? We, the concerned youths of Osun state, we decided to take it upon ourselves to bring ourselves down here to speak our mind because staying in our state can’t help us.”

She affirmed that as a product of a free and fair election, Secondus must ensure a free and fair PDP primary election in Osun state.

PDP Director of Organisation, Chief Adewale Fatona, who was the most senior party official at the secretariat during the time of the protest, dismissed their claim and admonished them to allow peace to reign.

Marian And Charles Anazodo, Celebrate 15th Wedding Anniversary

Media personalities, Marian disclosed on social media that she and Charles Anazodo, are celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary today.

She took to her IG page to say;

”15 yrs ago I said I do…Today I say I DO ??????. I knew I made a great decision then but I never realized what an amazing life adventure I had started with you! You are so much more than what dreams are made of! My knight in shining armor, the wind beneath my wings, my personal cheerleading squad!!! You make me believe in the impossible! My Dim??! Yours always and forever ?”.

BREAKING: Oyewumi Withdraws From Guber Race, Endorses Adeleke

One of the frontline gubernatorial aspirant under the platform of Peoples democratic party (PDP), Akogun Lere Oyewumi has stepped down his ambition and endorsed the guber ambition of Senator Ademola Adeleke.

Dr. Oyewumi, made the declaration today, at an enlarged meeting of his campaign organization.

He said he made the interest in the overall interest of the party.

Oyewumi, who boasted of 1,200 delegates going into Saturday’s primary election, said his union with Senator Adeleke is a major milestone in the history of the party.

The meeting also had in attendance Senator Ademola Adeleke, Dr. Deji Adeleke, Chief SB Babalola, Hon. Niyi Owolade, and other members of the Adeleke group.

South African Musician, Ali Katt Dies At 60

South African Music Legend Ali Katt is dead. He died after a brief illness at the age of 60.

According to the family spokesperson Jacky Mathala, the singer’s health had deteriorated since he suffered a stroke about four years ago.  “He was an active person until he was hit by the stroke. That was when he started slowing down,”.

Ali Katt (was born in the Johannesburg township of Alexandra. He started performing in the 1970s and in 1979 began singing for The Minerals. He later met singer Godfrey Nzuza who helped him launch his solo career. He made a name for himself with ‘Let the Good Times Roll’ which featured on his 1987 debut album Have Mercy. In 1988 he released Killer, a tribute to the conjoined Mathibela twins. The album featured the hit ‘Liar’.

After taking a long break from making music, he made a comeback with Ali Katt and Biggs duet and the album Township Boy.  The singer’s memorial service will be held in Tembisa, Johannesburg, on Thursday while his funeral is planned for Saturday. The musician is survived by his sister and two children.

Kim Kardashian Makes $1 Million A Minute From Sales Of Her New Perfume

New reports have revealed that reality star and businesswoman, Kim Kardashian made $1 million a minute in sales from her new perfume.

The mother of three launched her new line of Kimoji fragrances on Tuesday, July 17. Within the first five minutes of the perfumes going on sale, she had made 5 times what she made in the first minute.

This week, Kim introduced her three new perfumes, Cherry, Vibes, and Peach, which are modelled after three of her popular Kimojis. She made the launch of the perfume fall on the same day as World Emoji Day. Each scent sells for $45, so you can imagine how many units were picked by customers for her to make $1 million a minute and 5 million in 5 minutes.

Plenty of people have pointed out that she’s not had to spend a penny on advertising, either. Kim’s social media standing is so huge and far-reaching that she can essentially advertise anything she wants through one Instagram post before then reaping the benefits.

Congolese Singer, Koffi Olomide, Banned From Performing In Zambia

The Zambian government has banned Congolese singer, Koffi Olomide from performing in the country due to allegations leveled against him accusing him of assaulting his dancers, kidnapping them and employing them without valid permits in France.

The ban follows an appeal by the French embassy in Zambia, which requested local authorities to arrest Olomide if he traveled to the southern African country.

The appeal has been hailed by Zambian officials, who through the Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs, Godfridah Sumaili, told local media that the singer would be arrested upon arrival.

Olomide’s ban was also welcomed by the Zambia National Women’s Lobby (ZNWL), which said the singer should clear his name before performing in the country. “We believe as many Zambians do that Koffi Olomide should first be cleared of all the charges levelled against him before he can perform on Zambian soil,” the ZNWL said.

It is sad to note that Koffi Olomide’s illustrious music career has been marred by allegations of human rights violations and abuses, especially of women, who are in his care by virtue of employment.  In 2016, Olomide was caught on camera assaulting one of his dancers at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. He was deported before he could hold his concert in the Kenyan capital. We did watch footage of the unfortunate incident in which Koffi Olomide physically assaulted a female dancer in Kenya, an incident which resulted in his temporal ban from performing in Zambia and many other countries. What is worse is that from all indications, Koffi Olomide seems to have not reformed and has no remorse, as reports of his violent and abusive behaviour continues to surface” the ZNWL said.

This is not the first time Olomide has encountered problems in Zambia. In 2013, he assaulted a photojournalist and fled the border to avoid arrest. He was also removed from the line-up of artists scheduled to perform at the Chester Dean Arena in Lusaka when the 2016 video went viral.

He has been caught in similar controversies in his home country, the DRC. In 2001, security personnel in Kinshasa dragged Olomide out of his car and frog-marched him in public after he had defied an order to stop. In 2008, he was accused of kicking a TV cameraman and breaking his camera at a concert in the capital following a disagreement over recording rights. In 2012, Olomide assaulted his producer, Diego Lubaki, at a hotel in Kinshasa and was given a three-month suspended sentence.

Again, Politics Tears Osun SDP Apart As Faction Elects Omisore As Governorship Candidate

By Sodiq Lawal

Politics is fast tearing the Social Democratic Party (SDP) apart as some factional members of the party elected a former Deputy Governor of Osun state, Senator Iyiola Omisore, as the governorship candidate of the party for the upcoming governorship election scheduled to hold on September 22, 2018.

Omisore defeated two other aspirants, Atanda Munirudeen Kehinde and Oladeji Kolawole Yemisi, with a landslide victory in the primary election held on Wednesday, in 332 wards across 31 local councils in the state.

The returning officer and chairman of the party’s electoral panel from Abuja, Prof. Rufai Alkali, announced the results from all the state’s 31 local government areas, in presence of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials.

Omisore polled 123,485 votes to defeat Oladeji, who came distant second with 1,805 votes and Atanda, who scored 1,617 votes.

“In line with the electoral acts which guide the conduct of primary elections in Nigeria.

“I hereby declare Omisore the winner of the SDP primary election in Osun State,” Alkali said.

Alkali also commended the deep commitment of party members who, he said, participated in the election, saying “no negative report was received from any of the local governments,” as according to him, “everything went well.”

He said that the election was thorough, fair and transparent, adding that “with this, SDP has shown other parties what to do in conducting a good primary election, especially adopting a direct participation of party members, allowing people to chose a candidate of their choice, not a representative voting through delegates.”

This followed after another SDP faction, on Wednesday elected Munirudeen Atanda as their candidate for the election.

The primary, which took place at the SDP Secretariat on Gbongan road, Osogbo, was held amid tight security.

Chief Ademola Ishola, the SDP Chairman in the state, told party members after the exercise, to disregard claims that another faction of the party exists in the state.

Serena Williams’ Father Richard To Face Mental Evaluation

76-year-old Richard Williams, the father of American tennis stars, Venus and Serena Williams has been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation after he failed to give ‘coherent answers’ during a deposition amid his bitter divorce battle.

According to court documents, Richard had ‘great difficulty making himself understood’ and ‘appeared to misinterpret many of the questions posed to him.’

The deposition was reportedly postponed after attorneys for both parties agreed Williams should be evaluated to prove he can provide competent testimony.

The former tennis coach filed for divorce against his 38-year-old estranged wife Lakeisha last June, accusing her of stealing his social security checks including a $152,000-mortgage from an associate, David Simon, after forging his writing and signature to transfer property into his name.

In response, Lakeisha claimed that Richard threw her out of their Florida home, which was owned by Serena, and that the tennis star’s legal team fired off demand letters ‘requesting she and [her] child vacate the home and threatened to change the locks.’

She and Simon also denied the claims, saying the signature is genuine, and Simon is now trying to get the issue tossed out of court.

According to the report, Serena, who was defeated at the Wimbledon final last weekend, could be called as a witness in the case if asked by her father.

Student Defends Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Her

In an intersting turn of event, a 17-year-old girl is defending a married teacher accused of having sex with her while she was a high school student.

She teen told a judge in Michigan during his arraignment that her former teacher, Tyler David Millward, never forced himself on her. The girl sat with the disgraced teacher’s attorney during his arraignment Monday and told a judge that an order barring contact between her and the 29-year-old teacher wasn’t necessary.

She told Magistrate Joe Brutsche: “He has never been a threat and he has never hurt me. He never told me to say anything or push me to do anything against my will. I wish to have contact.”

Police arrested Millward late Friday at the girl’s apartment in East Leroy for allegedly having a sexual relationship with the teen from July 2017 through January, beginning when she was 16 years old.

Tyler David Millward, who lost his job as a science teacher at Athens High School in February, was scheduled to stand trial next month on a domestic violence charge after an altercation in April with his wife in Springfield. He also used his phone to send texts to the girl and lied to police about the messages. He also lied to investigators about taking her to a hotel, prosecutors claim.

Police said in a statement: “The charges are a result from the investigation that was opened in January 2018, which Millward was involved in a teacher/student relationship. There are several aspects of the investigation that are ongoing.”

Millward was arraigned on charges of using a computer to communicate with another to commit the crime of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and three counts of lying to police. If convicted on all counts, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

Faith Evans Marries Stevie J In Las Vegas Hotel Room

American singer and songwriter, Faith Evans has recently been married to Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta Star Stevie.J.

TMZ reports that the singer who was formerly married to late rapper Notorious tied the knot in their Las Vegas hotel room on Tuesday night surrounded by family and friends, after applying for their marriage license in Clark County.

Later that evening, the producer and singer took to Twitter to profess his love for his bride.

“I love you Faith Renee Jordan,” he said, as the singer replied back, “I love you back Steven Aaron Jordan.”

Back in December 2016, Stevie J  confirmed his relationship with the “My Everything” crooner. “I’ve known her for, like, 25 years,” he said on The Breakfast Club radio show at the time. “We was like family and then as years progressed, we just began to hang out more [and] talk more.”

Faith was married to Notorious B.I.G. from 1994 to 1997 and Todd Russaw from 1998 to 2011.