At the star-studded RocNation Pre-Grammy brunch on Saturday, rapper Meek Mill and comedian Kevin Hart teamed up to give a motivational speech after which they shared a toast with Diddy, Jay-Z, Usher, Swizz Beatz and many more to celebrate Black Excellence.
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The faceoff between the Zamfara state chapter of the APC and INEC appears to have taken a new turn as the state Governor, Abdul’Aziz Yari Abubakar, has threatened that there would be no elections in the State if the electoral body fails to field its candidates during the elections.
Recall that INEC have refused to allow the party present any candidate following the crisis that rocked the party primaries in October last year. No viable governorship candidate emerged from the governorship primaries that was characterised by viloence from the different factions within the party. INEC insists that Zamfara APC has no candidates because the party did not conduct primaries and submitted no list to the commission up till the 7th October deadline for submission.
Speaking at an APC campaign rally in Talata Mafara local government area on Friday, Governor Yari told the APC supporters.
“There is no way elections will be conducted in Zamfara State without APC candidates, despite Zamfara High Court judgment which confirmed that APC conducted primaries in the state”.
According to the governor, it will be a huge mistake and threat to national security for INEC to bar Zamfara APC candidates from contesting during the forthcoming general elections in the state.
“All our actions are based on Zamfara High Court Order, we are therefore advising INEC to obey the order and include the names of Zamfara APC candidates list submitted to the commission”he said.
INEC had maintained that Zamfara APC has no candidates because the party did not conduct primaries and submitted no list to the commission up till the 7th October deadline for submission.
The Zamfara APC had approached the state High Court to challenge INEC’s stand and the court, in its ruling, affirmed that the APC held primaries and asked INEC to accept the candidates.
Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufa’i, has denied claims that he does not like Christians in the state.
Speaking during a Town Hall Meeting with a group of pastors under the auspices of ‘Pastors United For Change Association’ held in Kaduna yesterday February 9th, Governor El-Rufai reiterated that he has nothing against Christians in the state, adding that his choice of running mate, Dr.Hadiza Balarabe, who is a muslim and also from Sanga local government area of Southern Kaduna, was purely on her capacity to deliver and not based on religious sentiment.
Speaking at the meeting, the governor said
“In my life, I have never worked with people based on religious and ethnic consideration. Don’t look at what people said but what I have done in the past. Go through my records and see what I have done. On the issue of my running mate, we are encouraging women participation in politics. She is a competent woman.
“Late Prof. Andrew Nok, our late Commissioner for Education, brought Hadiza Balarabe when we were looking for someone that can revive our primary health in the state and she performed excellently well. I don’t know her before. Her choice as a running mate has nothing to do with religion. I am confident that my running mate will run the state effectively and will be fair to all in the state even if I am not around”.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z arrived in color-coordinated outfits to the star-studded Roc Nation “THE BRUNCH” pre-Grammys brunch which took place in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Beyonce rocked a white, asymmetrical mini dress, single-strap heels, light blue sunglasses and diamond hoop earrings, while her rapper beau donned a custom baby blue double-breasted suit, with a white tee and sneakers.
The party was also attended by Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner, and Sean “Diddy” Combs, Usher, Kevin Hart, Fat Joeand Normani among many others.
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On Saturday, supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) engaged in a violent clash that left many injured and several vehicles burnt at the Building Materials Market in Deidei, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory.
According to reports, trouble started when the convoy of the Minister of FCT Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Mohammed Musa Bello, ran into a PDP campaign event at Dei Dei market, on the way to the palace of the Sarkin Jiwa in Jiwa District.
Supporters of the PDP were chanting Atiku/Obi and displaying posters of the duo and other candidates of the party. This was said to have angered APC supporters, as they insisted that the PDP members must pave way for the convoy of the minister.
However, moments afterwards, an argument ensued and the sitiation degenerated into fracas, as the PDP supporters descended on the vehicles in the convoy of the minister and that of passers-by. Several vehicles were burnt beyond recognition, and others were baldly damaged. It took the timely intervention of the Police, who arrived the scene and fired several gunshots into the air to disperse the angry mob.
No casualty was recorded in both the convoy of the minister and PDP supporters . The PDP had earlier accused the FCT authority of denying them use of the old parade ground for their campaign, which forced the party to cancel the event.
Last night, a tanker fully loaded with petrol exploded near the lodge of the Anambra State Governor at Amawbia junction in Anambra,
The tanker was said to have skidded off the road. Afterwards, it fell down and burst into flames and as the fire raged on, there were speculations that some persons may have been burnt beyond recognition.
However, the number of persons affected has not been confirmed as officials of the Fire Service are currently trying to put out the fire, just as efforts are on to secure the area.
Governor Willie Obiano has since visited the scene of the fire to personally ascertain the extent of damage done by the fire.
Surveying the scene, the Governor promised the people who sustained various degrees of burns and injuries in the incident that the government would write off their hospital bills.