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2023: 57 Yoruba Groups Meet In Lagos Over Tinubu, Osinbajo, Fayemi

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57 Yoruba groups met in Lagos with a resolve to mobilise the S/West for a pro-restructuring presidential candidate in 2023.

The groups said the people of the South-West will take over the campaign, own the process and ensure the region’s bloc vote like never before.

“We want this election to be different. The campaign will not be by money bags but by the masses, from home to home, street to street and valleys to mountains. Our people will speak with one voice this time” the groups said.

They vowed to ensure that the 2023 presidential election produces a candidate that will restructure the country and resolve the lingering National Question irrespective of political platform.

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2023: Atiku, Tinubu, Yahaya Bello missing as Primate Ayodele reveals Nigeria’s next presidentAccording to the groups, the 2023 election must produce a pro- restructuring presidential candidate or risk popular uprising, warning political parties that the election will be different as it is not going to be about All Progressives Congress (APC) or the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but about the people on the streets.

They stressed that the groups will take over the process and the campaign to ensure the will of the people triumphs in all Yoruba territories.

The meeting was presided over by a prominent journalist, Mr Adewale Adeoye, who said he was invited by the groups to preside over the meeting while the communiqué issued was signed by Sunday Akinnuoye, Femi Agbana and Mrs Ganiat Toriola.

The groups drew representation from the O’odua Peoples Congress (OPC), Oodua Nationalist Coalition (ONAC), Agbekoya, South West Students Coalition (SWSC), Oodua Muslim-Christian Youth Dialogue, (OMCYD), Oodua Liberation Movement, (OLM), Apapo Oodua Koya (AOKOYA), Oodua Self Determination Alliance (OSDA), Itsekiri Salvation Front (ISF), Network of South West Vigilante (NSWV), Oodua Hunters Union (OHUN), Yoruba Automobile Technicians Association (YATA-South West), South West Tailors Union (SWTU), South West Professionals (SOWPROF), Covenant Group and several civil rights groups based in the South West among others.

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The groups, Adeoye said, are to meet again in the first quarter of 2022.

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He warned that multiplicity of presidential contenders in Yorubaland will be counter-productive.According to him, the coalition is aware of presidential aspirants like Dr Kayode Fayemi, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The Yoruba people, he pointed out, must make the choice of who should represent their interest at the national level and not for the aspirants to impose themselves as representing the Yoruba slot.

“We shall ensure this does not happen. The Yoruba people must decide their presidential candidate and work genuinely for him”, he said.

“We wish to see the National Question resolved before the next election, but given the balance of strength, the presidential election may still hold without the country addressing the critical issue of self-determination.

“If this happens, Yorubaland will rise up to mobilise for any candidate that genuinely wants to restructure Nigeria in the first six months of the post-Mohammed Buhari era”.

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The groups said consultation with ongoing with ethnic nations across Nigeria to ensure they speak with one voice during the 2023 election.

They noted that the Yoruba had been taken for granted by the political elite who think the people do not matter.

The groups said presidential aspirants in Yorubaland usually rely on money and not ideas, adding that political leaders had emerged with absolute contempt for the people thus making it difficult for them to address the fears and aspirations of the people.

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Davido reacts to Whatsapp new features

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Davido Reacts To WhatsApp New Feature That Will Allow WhatsApp Users To Control People Who Can See When They Are Online.

Nigerian Afrobeat Award-winning artist David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has reacted to Whatsapp’s new features that will allow users to control who can see when they are online.

The singer uses his social media page to react to certain impending privacy modifications that WhatsApp, a popular messaging program, would shortly roll out.

Recall, The ETA’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that WhatsApp will now have new security features.

He said that Meta will soon roll out a function that would stop Facebook group exit announcements.

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Christy O reveals who she thinks will win BBNaija 2022

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Christy O, the recently evicted BBNaija season seven housemate, says Phyna is likely to win the show because “she has so much energy”.

The entrepreneur was evicted from the ‘Level Up’ edition on Sunday alongside Cyph — after two weeks on the show.

In an interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the host, the 23-year-old reflected on her stint on the show and plans for the future.

Asked who she thinks will win this year’s edition of the show, she said: “I don’t know about the other house, but talking from mine while on the show, I’m rooting for Phyna. She has a lot of energy.”

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On her eviction, Christy O said she was still trying to find her feet on the show when she was sent packing from the house.

“It was more of the whole lockdown thing. My body started reacting to water and I was like oh my God, I’ll be on national TV and because I’m light-skinned, it’s very easy to see my body clearly,” she said.

“Even though Big Brother took care of that, it wasn’t the way I wanted my skin to be…so the first week, I was out there but not really out there.”

The entrepreneur also spoke on her budding friendship with PharmSavi, fellow housemate, and why she cannot date him.

Christy O described the 27-year-old pharmacist, born Saviour Akpa, as a “confused person” who doesn’t know what he wants, adding that he is not straightforward.

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“I think PharmSavi has intentions for me but he is not one of those straightforward guys. I kept saying he’s confused because this minute he’s like I want slim lady, then the minute, he will say something else,” she said.

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“I wouldn’t have agreed if he made his intentions known because he’s not straightforward. I like straightforward and intentional guys.”

 

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Kizz Daniel apologises to Tanzanians, promises free show for fans

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Nigerian music star Kizz Daniel has apologised to Tanzanian music fans for failing to show up at a Summer Amplified Show.

Str8up Vibes organised the event.

The organisers of the Summer Amplified Show in Tanzania arrested the Buga hitmaker for failing to perform at the well-publicised show on Sunday night.

The singer’s absence angered fans who came to see him perform, causing them to thrash the show’s venue.

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In an interview session with radio personality Daddy Freeze, the show promoter Steven Uwa said that Kizz Daniel opted out of the show because the airline he flew with did not bring all his baggage.

The show promoter revealed that Kizz Daniel was booked for $60,000.

He also revealed that he spent nothing less than $300,000 on the show because it was a premium event.

He also lamented the flimsy reason the singer gave after he failed to perform and explained why he got him arrested.

Apologies

Addressing a press conference in Tanzania, Kizz Daniel said he had agreed with Str8up Vibes that the show must go on.

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“We agreed to put up a show on Friday. A free show. So, I will be partnering with Str8up Vibes.

Also, I must apologise to the fans. None of this was intentional. I love my job. Mainly, I love performing.

“I didn’t mean to disrespect the fans. It was never intentional. I wanted to perform. I came to Tanzania to perform, but due to some circumstances way over my power, we couldn’t make that happen.

“I apologise once again to the people of Tanzania, and I hope you guys give me another chance to give you a show, to give you a proper show, a beautiful show,” the ‘Buga’ crooner said.

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Explaining the reason behind his missing the show, Kizz Daniel said when he arrived in Nairobi from Kampala, the plane he was supposed to fly in (connecting flight) had already departed.

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He then stayed in Nairobi for eight hours and got a connecting flight at 8:30 p.m.

Upon arriving in Dar es Salaam, he said he discovered that some of his belongings had been forgotten.

“The organisers assured me we’d get other equipment. We arrived at the hotel at 9 p.m. and sent my band to the hall to practice.

“Unfortunately, the band failed because the fans had already entered the venue.

“I tried contacting the designers here to get clothes. When I decided to leave the venue, I was told it was unsafe already. The fans got angry”.

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“We agreed with the organisers that we will apologise to the fans and organise another show.

“On the second day, news spread and the police followed me to the hotel, not to arrest me but to question me about what happened,” he said.

 

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