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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.

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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.

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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Why women cheat in marriage – Blessing CEO Claimed

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Blessing CEO, has claimed that most women cheat in their marriages because of irresponsible spouses.

According to her, it is impossible for a woman who caters for her family not to cheat.

Okoro stated this in the latest episode of her TV show, Moments With Blessing CEO.

She urged men to be financially stable and responsible to avoid infidelity on the part of their spouses.

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“As a man, you have to get a job. How would you leave responsibilities for a woman for 9years and you’re expecting her not to sleep around?” she remarked.

The topic of infidelity has dominated the Nigerian social media space, following the recent cases of paternity fraud.

The social media influencer had earlier said she walked out of her marriage because of domestic violence and not cheating.

According to her, cheating is not enough reason for divorce.

She said, “I left my marriage because of domestic violence, my husband is not a cheat. Sometimes we women have to accept we are the problem.”

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Blessing CEO added, “Cheating shouldn’t make you leave your marriage, the same way you hide a DNA result, keep it a secret if your husband is cheating.”

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Actor Damilola Ogunsi – Why I’m Qualified For My Role In Anikulapo

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Nollywood actor Damilola Ogunsi has corrected a viewer of ‘Anikulapo: Rise of the Spectre’ who referred to him as white.

The albino actor played the role of an angel in the recently released series by film-maker Kunle Afolayan.

However, the decision to use Ogunsi as an angel did not go down well with a viewer with the X handle Ohjay1 who faults it.

Sharing a clip from a scene from the series where the protagonist, Saro (played by Kunle Remi) met an angel (played by Damilola Ogunsi) at the gates of heaven, wrote, “This thing has to stop, why use white as angel inside black movie #Anikulapo.”

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Reacting, the albino actor said it feels good for him not to be recognised.

He, however, said he is “blacker” than anyone in the scene.

Reposting the viewer’s tweet, Ogunsi wrote, “Feels good not to be recognized.

“I’m sure I’m ‘blacker’ than anyone in that scene.”

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How Motherhood Shaped My Career – Actress Bisola Aiyeola

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Popular Nigerian actress Bisola Aiyeola has disclosed that she stopped taking some acting roles when she became a mother.

The Reality TV star, who is a single mother of one said she is always conscious of the acting roles she accepts in the movie industry because of her child.

“I have a growing child and sometimes some of the roles you take can affect her positively or negatively. Especially because she is growing… You have other children around her who have different thoughts on what their parents do and so I have to be careful with some stories because I have to think that, in the long run, would it be a good look for my child?” The actress asked.

The actress said her trajectory has been one of patience and putting her daughter first, no matter what.

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She said, unknown to many, that she has been in the industry for years, even before going on the Big Brother Naija reality show in 2017.

She noted that her passion has been her driving force.

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