Osun Decides: INEC sets September 27 for rerun election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has set September 27th for the governorship rerun election in Osun State.

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ademola Adeleke, had polled 254,698 votes to defeat that of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gboyega Oyetola, who polled 254,698 votes. Iyiola Omisore of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) polled 128,049 votes to place a distant third.

However, due to irregularities which marred the election at some polling units in Ife North, Ife South and Orolu local government areas, including cases of card reader malfunctioning, ballot box snatching, among others, this led to the cancellation of 3,498 votes recorded in the affected polling units.

Quoting INEC’s Standing Rules at the commission’s headquarters in Osogbo, the state capital, the Returning Officer and Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Prof Joseph Fowape, said since the margin between the two leading candidates was lower than the registered cancelled votes, the election had to be declared inconclusive.

He stated that a rerun would take place at the affected polling units on Thursday, September 27, 2018.

INEC had earlier declared the Osun State election as inconclusive. The reason for the cancellation was because the number of canceled votes was a lot higher than the margin between the two top candidates.

The announcement came on Sunday afternoon by Prof Joseph Afuwape, INEC’s Returning Officer. He said that since the difference between the two leading parties was just 353 votes. The number of canceled votes was 3,498 hence no winner had emerged.

“Unfortunately, as the Returning Officer, it is not possible to declare any party as winner,” he said.

He earlier implored party agents to wait patiently for a few minutes to get the date for a rerun between the two leading candidates, Oyetola and Adeleke. The date has now been set for Thursday, 27th September, 2018.

Azpilicueta:Hazard isn’t on Messi and Ronaldo level because he plays in the Premier League

Chelsea captain has claimes Hazard isn’t on Messi and Ronaldo level because the Premier League is a tougher competition than La Liga and Serie A.

Image result for eden hazardHazard has started the season in blistering form, scoring five goals in the league to sit on top of the scoring charts. Just last week his manager Maurizio Sarri challenged Hazard to score 40 goals this season and added that his talisman is the best in Europe.

Image result for eden hazard Azpilicueta has now echoed the blues manager saying hazard is the best but he cannot score the number of goals the two footballing gods because he plays in a much competitive league.
He added saying because Hazard is not a selfish player it will be difficult for him to match Ronaldo and Messi goalscoring records.

Image result for AzpilicuetaI know Eden, we came here together and I played against him in France so I have seen him for a long time but, yes, I’m sure he can be the best.
“He has that quality of eliminating defenders. It’s amazing.

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“But this season he is adding goals and assists. Sometimes he was playing very good but maybe not selfish; he always gives passes to team-mates.
“Messi, Cristiano, they score 50 goals a year and that is very difficult in England. But from his point of view, if he’s more aggressive in the box by scoring goals and making assists, he will be at the top of his game.

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“In the normal play, he can create chances. It looks very easy. He goes quick, he scores with both feet.
“Eden has all the qualities to be the best. And his personality as well, the way he behaves.
“He’s the best player in the team but the way he respects everyone, he’s a normal person. That’s amazing to have the best player and his behaviour and everyone loves him in the club. That’s as important as his work on the pitch.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea will hope to continue their 100% record this season when they travel to West Ham.

Beyonce Accused Of Extreme Witchcraftery By Her Drummer As She Sues Her

Beyonce’s former drummer claims she’s been using “extreme witchcraft” to control her and she wants a restraining order .

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Beyonce’s former drummer, Kimberly Thompson, is accusing the singer of a number of things, including using witchcraft on her and killing her cat. She’s now requested for a restraining order against the singer.

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Kimberly, who was Beyonce’s drummer for 7 years, claims the mother-of-three has wrapped her up in practices of “extreme witchcraft” and has been using her spells to control her finances and keep her on surveillance, The Blast reports.

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The documents filed by Kimberly state how she believes Beyonce has started a harassment campaign against her filled with “extreme witchcraft, dark magic” and “magic spells of sexual molestation.” Kimberley even claims that Beyonce murdered her kitten.

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According to the very bizarre court documents obtained by The Blast, Kimberly Thompson says:
I worked for her as her drummer for her band for 7 years.
Kimberly also believes Beyoncé has been taping her phones and controlling her finances.

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Kimberly Thompson is a three time Grammy winner and noted drummer & vocalist whose success has traversed from performing with legendary jazz icons, Kenny Barron, Marian McPartland, Mike Stern, & Terence Blanchard to the center of television as composer & house drummer for the NBC network TV show Late Night w/Seth Meyers Season1 & house drummer for The NBC Upfronts hosted by NBC, to world tours of pop culture music with artists Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Kanye West, & George Michaels.

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In addition to touring and recording, Kimberly has performed in commercialized movie for Chanel N05 w/Baz Lurhmann& Giselle Bundchen, Soundtrack compositional for Jeff Goldblum covering the Jurassic Parkthemed film & commercials for Citibank featuring artist Alicia Keys; secondary accomplishment to preparing her all female drumline bootcamp for the Black Girls Rocks performance debut “This Girl is on Fire”.

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Kimberly has promoted & performed nationwide/international tours for Beyonce’ Knowles via television The View, MTV, BET, Grammy Awards, & World Music Awards; leading her to a 1st won Best Video credential song titled “Countdown” directed by Adria Petty, produced by Beyonce’ Knowles.

#OsunDecides2018: Outrage! Nigerians react to INEC’s decision to declare Osun Election inconclusive

Reactions have started pouring in after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared the gubernatorial election in Osun State inconclusive.

The Electoral body stated that it reached the conclusion despite the fact that results show that the candidate of the PDP, Senator Adeleke won majority of the votes by a thin margin of 353 votes over his APC challenger.

INEC stated that the margin of Adeleke’s win was smaller when compared to number of votes cancelled which is 3,498 hence the need for the cancellation and a possible rerun by the two leading candidates.

After the announcement, Nigerians took to social media to air their views.

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury clash ahead of potential title fight

There is a war brewing already between Anthony Joshua and Tyson fury after the latter blocked him on twitter.

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Tyson Fury is one the three challengers Anthony Joshua could fight in his next bout on April 13th, 2019.
Joshua who retained his IBF, WBA and WBO titles against Alexander Povetkin last night said fans will have a say on who he fights next.

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Joshua kept to his word by carrying out a poll on twitter today asking fans to vote on who he should fight between Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, and Dillian Whyte.

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However, early results from the poll showed fans wanted to see a Joshua vs Wilder fight and that may have hurt Fury who has then blocked Joshua on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua returned to his knockout ways with a seventh-round stoppage win over Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night after being forced to points for the first time as a professional in his previous fight.

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Joshua ensured the judges were not needed with an emphatic finish, flooring Povetkin with a left hook and pulverising right hand.

Povetkin got up but was sensibly stopped as Joshua pummeled him with punches in front of a crowd of close to 80,0000 at Wembley Stadium.

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“I’ve got my knockout streak back and I found my right hand again,” Joshua said. “Alexander Povetkin is a very tough challenge. He provided that, he was good with left hook. I realized he was strong to the head but weak to the body so I was switching it up. Every jab takes a breath out of you and I slowed him down.”
It was the English boxer’s sixth defence of his IBF title, third of the WBA and first of the WBO, while the Russian Povetkin (34-2, 24 KOs) suffered his second professional defeat, first by stoppage.

Tension in Osun as INEC ‘afraid’ to declare winner

There is palpable tension in the air in Osun State as the Independent National Electoral Commission is yet to declare the winner of the Osun State gubernatorial elections.

Going by the 1999 Nigerian constitution, the winner of an election must have not less than one quarter of the votes in at least two-thirds of all the local government areas of the state.

The official results show that of the 48 candidates, the battle was a two horse race fiercely contested by Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

From the summation of the results Senator Ademola Adeleke running under the umbrella of the Peoples’ Democratic Party had 254,698 votes, while Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress polled 254, 345. The difference between both parties is 353 votes.

All eyes are now on Afolabi Atanda, the returning officer, who will make the final announcement.

Our correspondent gathered that tension is so high as there are fears of manipulation from unknown quarters and that security around the INEC office in Oshogbo has been beefed up as youths continue to throng the area.


In his reaction, PDP stalwart Femi Fani Kayode stated that INEC will lose its credibility if anything goes wrong.

Fear and chaos earlier ensued at the headquarters of the INEC in Osogbo as supporters of the APC and the PDP clashed at the main entrance forcing security operatives to deploy several cans of canister to disperse them. The reasons for the violent clash between the supporters of two major political parties remain unknown, but it could have been influenced by the results posted on social media.

Many of the supporters probably gathered at the government secretariat in Osogbo to confirm the numbers. The incident which happened around 9:20 am forced journalists, local and foreign observers to hide. The situation was brought under immediate control while the voters ballot collation and announcement of the results continued.

Tekno Baby Mama Lola Rea Speaks On How God Humbled Her

I thought I’d blow in Lagos, but God humbled me  Lola Rae
Talented singer, Lola Rae has come out to speak about the struggles with her music career in Lagos.

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The 27 year old artiste who just recently welcomed a child with singer, Tekno, took to her Instagram story earlier today to speak on how she has struggled to make it in the music industry in Nigeria.

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According to her, living in Nigeria and pursuing music is no joke .
”God humbled me in Nigeria, I was humbled.” She said.
Nigerian-born British-Ghanaian singer/dancer, Lola Rae is a recording artist and dancer who recently welcomed a child with fellow singer, Tekno.

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She was born in Obalende, Lagos, January 20, 1991 to a British father and a Ghanaian mother.She had her primary and secondary school education at St. Saviours School, Ikoyi and Lekki British International High School, Lagos respectively.

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She left Nigeria for England at the age of 15 to complete her university education at Central Saint Martins where she studied fashion textiles’Lola Rae started as a dancer when she was a member of the dance group Mystikal. She turned down an invitation to The X Factor in order to pursue a solo career as a singer

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She was nominated as the “Most Promising Female Act to Watch” at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards

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The video for her debut hit single Watch My Ting Go was nominated at the 10th Channel O Music Video Awards. She also made a cameo appearance in Ice Prince’s music video of his song More.

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In 2017 Tekno Lola Rae sparked dating rumours which they confirmed in July. Fast forward almost a year after and they have welcomed a child.

 

On Lola Rae’s birthday in January, Tekno referred to her as “Smally” while wishing her a happy birthday.The duo sort of came out from their nest to flaunt their new found love on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

BREAKING: INEC declares Osun Election inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Osun State election as inconclusive. The reason for the cancellation was because the number of cancelled votes is higher than the margin between the two top candidates.

The announcement which came on Sunday afternoon by Mr Joseph Afuwape, INEC’s Returning Officer, said Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 254,699, while his closest challenger, Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had 254,345 votes.

Iyiola Omisore of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) polled 128,049 votes to place a distant third.

Afuwape said that since the difference between the two leading parties was just 353 votes. The number of cancelled votes was 3,498 hence no winner had emerged.

“Unfortunately, as the Returning Officer, it is not possible to declare any party as winner,” he said.

He implored party agents to wait for a few minutes to get the date for a rerun between the two leading candidates.

25 Feared Dead As Oro Masquerade Clashes With Muslims In Oyo State

Blood flows as Oro worshippers and Muslims clash in Oyo state (graphic photos)
A clash broke out between Oro worshippers and Muslims in Oyo state last night and it was really bloody.

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The annual Oro festival was taking place in Iseyin, Oyo State, when Oro worshippers allegedly attacked Muslims and their stones at their mosque. The attack was reportedly unprovoked and ended with adherents of both religions critically injured.

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Reports say the Oro priest has been arrested and detained in the police custody.

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Oro Festival is an event celebrated by towns and settlements of Yoruba origin. It is an annual traditional festival that is of patriarchal nature, as it is only celebrated by male descendants who are paternal natives to the specific locations where the particular event is taking place.

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During the festival, females and non-natives stay indoors as oral history has it that Oro must not be seen by women and non-participating people. The ceremonies surrounding the celebration of Oro differs from town to town, and one is often called after the death of a monarch.

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Yorubas nowadays may be practising Christians or Muslims, but there are still shrines to the old gods scattered around the countryside, and traditional festivals – like the festival of the Oro cult … are still celebrated and still taken extremely seriously.

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In mid-July 1999 a clash between Yorubas and Hausas was reported to have been sparked by Yorubas killing a Hausa woman who was outside of her home at night during the Oro festival (AFP 19 July 1999; PANA 19 July 1999; Post Express 22 July 1999). AFP reported that “at least 66 people were killed” in Sagamu, a town about 80 kilometres northeast of Lagos (19 July 1999). PANA reported at least 50 people killed and that “the Yorubas alleged that a Hausa woman had offended the local tradition by coming out Saturday night during a Yoruba ‘Oro’ festival. …

Marcos Alonso hails West Ham’s Pellegrini ahead of blues encounter with the hammers

Marcos Alonso is one the best-left backs in the premier league and this week he gets to face a west ham side managed by Manuel Pellegrini.

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Manuel Pellegrini was the manager real Madrid when Alonso was still developing as a player and now the former Bolton man has sung the praises of the West Ham manager crediting him for his role in his development as a player.

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He said: “I spent almost a year with him training with the first team and playing with Castilla. I have great memories from that time.

“I saw him the other day around London and I spoke with him. He’s a great man and a great manager.”

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Alonso also added further saying his time at Bolton also made him the player he his right now.
“Bolton was another important stage for me. I learned a lot, even if I didn’t fight for any titles. We were not too close, only one semi-final of the FA Cup and then I went to Sunderland for only four or five months and we fought relegation.

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“At the end of the day we did a very good second half and we played in the final of the (2016 League) Cup.

“That was all very important for me to be the footballer I am today. You learn more when it’s hard than when it’s easy.

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“I’m very happy about my career, and I’m proud of having played in Bolton and Sunderland. Still today I follow them and want what’s best for them.

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“That makes you enjoy the good moments even more and fight to keep playing for a good team and keep playing for titles and not fighting for relegation.

“It was perfect for me to improve as a player and to learn. I’m very happy with my career