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Breaking: Senator Annie Okonkwo Is Dead

Breaking: Senator Annie Okonkwo Is Dead


Former Senator and businessman Clement Annie Okonkwo is dead

Senator Annie Okonkwo who celebrated his 63 years birthday on 23 May 2023, gave up the ghost on Wednesday.  

The politician was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2007 to represent the Anambra Central Senatorial Zone in Anambra State.  

He was one of the foundation members of APC in anambra state and Nigeria. 

Family sources revealed that he was “recovering after taking proper treatment in the United States of America but relapsed a few days ago and died.”   

His 36 years old son, Uchenna Harris Okonkwo, is the House of Representatives Member-Elect for Idemili North and Idemili South Federal Constituencies, Anambra State.

Rauf Aregbesola Begs Ex Osun Governor Oyetola For Forgiveness

Rauf Aregbesola Begs Ex Osun Governor Oyetola For Forgiveness


Immediate past Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola has sought forgiveness from former Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and others who may be offended by his actions in the last four years.

Aregbesola, who was Osun Governor between 2010 to 2018, handed over to Oyetola who served under him as Chief of Staff after winning the 2018 governorship election.

He was opposed to Oyetola’s re-election and faulted the elders of the party for not chastising him(Oyetola) for reversing his policies.

Aregbesola, who arrived Osun State after his tenure as the Minister under former President Muhammadu Buhari, visited the palaces of Owa Obokun, Oba Gabriel Aromolaran and Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun before addressing his supporters at Nelson Mandela Freedom Park via Old Garage, Osogbo capital of Osun State.

The ex-Minister, who spoke in Yoruba language, lauded Buhari for giving him the opportunity to serve. He also commended President Bola Tinubu for being his destiny helper and trusting him with power.

According to him: “I have not returned to Osun for animosity or acrimony but reconciliation of our party. I have come here today to beg for forgiveness from anybody who is offended towards me. T

The reason why people are applauding me over my successes in Osun today was because of the great work I did when I was in government and those who turned themselves into enemies today, we worked together in government.

“I thank God who showcased me from Lagos through the help of President Bola Tinubu, he is the architect of my success. I spent 8 years as commissioner in Lagos.

In 2004, we had a meeting in Badagry where we talked about how we will take over our states from the opposition party. President Tinubu and other Yoruba elders directed me to come and take over Osun State from the opposition.

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“With the help of God and the support of Asiwaju, I was able to excel as a Governor for 8 years even though it was not easy with the help of those that turned to my enemy for four years.”

“In 2019, after the Supreme Court judgment, I came to this venue with the person I handed over power to. I counseled that I have played my own part and handed over to the person I loved.

But I said, the person must do it right by ensuring unity within the party. If that is done I will now be the godfather. But unfortunately, Satan took over them in interpreting what I said. I never begged for anything from them when he was in power.

“I am saying it today and I am begging for forgiveness. After this, we are not going to beg anybody again. We didn’t offend anyone and we don’t believe anyone offended us but it’s possible that they believe we offended them, that’s why we are apologising to them.

36 Governors Back Tinubu On Fuel Subsidy Removal

36 Governors Back Tinubu On Fuel Subsidy Removal

Governors of the states of the federation have expressed support for President Bola Tinubu’s decision to end fuel subsidy payments in the country and other early policy initiatives of the administration.

The governors, under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) led by its chairman, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State, were at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday to pay a courtesy call on the President during which time they took turns to speak

Expressing delight at the subsidy-removal decision and Tinubu’s all-inclusive leadership and statesmanship, they congratulated him for tackling the fuel subsidy behemoth, promising to work with him to ameliorate the short-term impact of the decision.

Canada Exempts 2 African Countries, 12 Others From Visa ( See full list )

Canada Exempts 2 African Countries, 12 Others From Visa ( See full list )


Canada has exempted citizens of the following countries from Visa applications to their country 

Two of the 13 countries so listed are from Africa 

Eligible travellers include passport holders from:

1. Philippines

2. Morocco

3. Panama

4. Antigua and Barbuda

5. St Kitts and Nevis

6. St Lucia

7. St Vincent and Grenadines

8. Trinidad and Tobago

9. Argentina

10. Costa Rica

11. Uruguay

12. Seychelles

13. Thailand

However, this applies only to travellers from these countries who have either held a Canadian visa in the last 10 years or who currently hold a valid United States non-immigrant visa.  

Uber Driver Caught Having Sex With Prostitute Says Wife Will Cover £197 Fine

Uber Driver Caught Having Sex With Prostitute Says Wife Will Cover £197 Fine

A married Uber driver, Mohammed Jamal, 37, who was filmed having sex with a prostitute in the back of his cab has said his wife would be the one who will pay his fine.

According to Dailymail on Wednesday, Jamal was arrested and charged with soliciting sex after a neighbour saw his vehicle "bouncing up and down" and filmed him in the back seat with a prostitute at 2 am in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, on April 9, 2023. 

Jamal has since lost his job as a private driver.

He said, "I lost my job as a private hire driver and have not worked for the last two months. I signed on with universal credit on May 25. My partner will pay any fine."

Gareth Hughes, prosecuting officer, said, "The witness who contacted the police was alerted by the sound of a dog barking outside in the street.

"The car's movements were described as bouncing up and down and he believed the people inside were having sex.

"He believed there was a prostitute involved as they were known to hang out in the local area.

"He went outside and approached the defendant and the other female while recording on his phone."

Uber has banned the driver following the release of the video.

I Once Wished My Mother Dead ..Actress Chacha Eke Confesses

I Once Wished My Mother Dead ..Actress Chacha Eke Confesses


Actress Charity Eke, popularly known as Chacha Eke Faani, has said that she wished her mother died while growing up after men of God told her that her mum was after her life.

Chacha disclosed this in a post on her Instagram page on Wednesday.

The actress went on to say that she was grateful to get over her euphoria at that time.

She said, "I loved her intensely when I was younger. She was, and still is my best friend. However, as I got older, I began to dislike and develop a deep hatred for her. I had nightmares and hallucinations that supported my euphoria.

"Sadly, many men of God told me after several manic episodes that she was after my life. And so I went about wishing her death and spewing despicable things about her.

"Looking back now at my mental health challenges and journey, it's laughable to know that those dysfunctional thought patterns and beliefs of mine were a disorder; a chemical reaction in the brain waves that switches your 'most favourite' to 'your least favourite'.

"Dear reader, many people have been emotionally torn apart from their loved ones due to underlying mental conditions. They'd come up with all sorts of negative stories to back up their disillusioned claims. Thankfully, there are pills for those weird inexplicable feelings. Did you know?

"Today is my mother's birthday and I'm grateful to have realised it was all a sickness in my head while she's still alive. I love you deeply Mommy. You're a blessed Woman. 9 Grandchildren and still counting😍"

Pastor On The Run After Death Of Lover In Benue

Pastor On The Run After Death Of Lover In Benue


A Catechist from St. Martins Parish Mbape in Adikpo deanery, Kwande Local Government Area of Benue state, is on the run following the d£ath of a young lady suspected to be his lover.

The catechist identified as Oliver Vershima was caught around 7 pm on Sunday evening, June 4, 2023, while attempting  to dispose of the lady’s body. 

Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, a native from the community, Terhemba, said the suspect, who was assigned to work at St. Augustine Zone, Jov Mbahura, concealed the woman's body inside his room after she d!ed during attempt to terminate her pregnancy. 

“On questioning him, it was discovered that he (Oliver) had impregnated the lady and they tried to terminate the pregnancy but in the process,  the lady lost her life early hours of the day,” he explained. 

The catechist then hid the d£ad body inside his room until nightfall so he could take the body out of the village and possibly run away.

"Unfortunately for him, he was caught while trying to carry the body out of the village but he later escaped in the melee,” Terhemba added. 

Terhemba said the identity of the lady was yet to be ascertained, adding that she came from a neighbouring community.

Spokesperson for the State Police Command, SP Catherine Anene, who confirmed the incident to Punch, said that the corpse of the lady had been recovered and deposited at the hospital morgue.

“Corpse of the said young girl who was said to have visited her man friend was recovered and taken to the mortuary after a report was received but the said Oliver is yet to be seen as he brought the corpse out of his room and ran away,”

The PPRO said that the investigation is ongoing.