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I would have ended my 10-year relationship earlier if I was more experienced – Ayo Adesanya

Actress , Ayo Adesanya , has said there is nothing worth committing suicide over . She was speaking on the backdrop of growing suicide rates in the country. She told Sunday Scoop, “ Nothing in life is worth committing suicide over .

It is said that when there is life , there is hope . For most people who reached that bridge of almost taking their lives , they eventually thank God that they did not take that plunge . The only thing that is constant is change . You may not have today , but you would have tomorrow .

“ When it comes to people in unhappy marriages saying they want to commit suicide , I don ’ t subscribe to it. If you are not happy in your marriage , the best thing to do is get out of it. However , it is a bit unfortunate that these days, we are no longer as tolerant as our parents before us . Maybe because of the advent of social media , things travel so fast , and we no longer tolerate each other .

There are a lot of things that can be overlooked but these days , it doesn ’ t happen like that . Nobody wants to take the pain to be in a marriage or relationship and stick with their partner ’ s shortcomings .

“ At some point in life, I got entangled with somebody. Maybe if I had taken the warning signs seriously, I possibly would have got out of that relationship earlier . I was possibly a bit naïve because I thought the person would change . I never told my mum some things , and maybe she would have advised me properly.

Maybe a support group could have advised me that if I saw some telltale signs , I should run , or not even get into it in the first place.
“ Talking about domestic violence in marriage , it always starts with a tap . If I was experienced , I probably wouldn ’ t have got into that relationship . I tried to make it work and for 10 years , I stayed .

When I realised that it would not end well if I didn ’ t sever ties with the said person , I had to leave the relationship . I think it’ s always better to be with someone we can tolerate their shortcomings .

“ However , even with the alarming rate of divorce , there are still people who are salvaging their marriages and making it work. As long as it is not life – threatening , I believe you should still try and make it work because at the end of the day , love is all that matters. ”

Adesanya also stated that celebrities were also humans who could be depressed. She said , “ At the end of the day , an entertainer is still human . I believe depression is a point that any human being can get to in life. It depends on the way life deals with you . I think I must have been to that point sometime , but I always try not to go that deep because I ’ m a Christian . When I feel depressed, I go to church and listen to sermons and it works for me all the time . I know that once I sit in church , there will always be a message for me . ”

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Dariye’s pay rises to N171m in prison

A former Governor of Plateau State , Senator Joshua Dariye, continues to receive the N 750, 000 salary and N13 . 5 m monthly running cost from the National Assembly , 11 months after his conviction by a Federal Capital Territory High Court , SUNDAY PUNCH can report .

This implies that his total earnings have risen from N85 . 5 m in November last year to N171 . 1 m in May.

The sum is separate from a severance package he is supposed to receive as an outgoing member of the National Assembly .
The payment to the account of the convicted lawmaker has continued despite a lawsuit filed by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project before a Federal High Court in Lagos to “ stop the Senate President Bukola Saraki from paying former Plateau State governor, Senator Joshua Dariye, N14 . 2 million monthly allowances while he serves out a 10 -year prison sentence for corruption because such payment violates Nigerian law and international obligations .


Investigations by SUNDAY PUNCH showed that Dariye , who represents Plateau Central Senatorial District , still received the allowances because his seat had yet to be declared vacant by the leadership of the National Assembly .

The senator, who served as governor of Plateau from 1999 to 2007 , was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and convicted by Justice Adebukola Banjoko of a FCT High Court for embezzling N1 . 162bn .

He was subsequently sentenced to 14 years in prison, but his sentence was reduced to 10 years by the Court of Appeal which upheld his conviction last month .

The Director of Information at the National Assembly , Mr Agada Rawlings, in an interview with our correspondent , explained that constitutionally , Dariye could not be denied the payments .
Rawlings said , “ The point there is that his seat has not been declared vacant . You ’ re looking at the moral side of it but we are looking at the constitutional side. There are two issues that are at stake . Dariye, as of today , is still a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria . He has not been recalled.

“ Secondly, INEC has not declared his seat vacant . As the management of the National Assembly , we do not have such powers to do anything otherwise until the law speaks otherwise .

“ So , it’ s not for us as the management to decide who stays and who does not stay . The law on that is clear . The only constitutional provision to declare a seat vacant is on the basis of recall or death of a member . ”

He noted that some courts had given judgment , saying, even upon suspension by the rules of the house , if certain procedures were not met , such actions were deemed to be void .

“ But in this particular instance , there is a moral burden , but if there is no law that states that he has been barred as a result of the judgement and the court in this judgement did not say his position at the Senate of the Federal Republic ( had) lapsed , ” Rawlings added

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“Mr P Slept With My Wife & Made My Marriage Crash, I Will Revenge” – Diamond Plantnumz Accuses Former Psquare Member

The Nigerian music industry in 2019 continues to be notorious for artistes controversies, and another one which could be the father of all music controversies that have happened in 2019 could probably be hitting the industry sooner than expected.

Tanzanian singer; Diamond Plantnumz has accused former P-Square Co-member, Peter Okoye popularly known as Mr P of sleeping with his wife, Zaria. The singer revealed in an interview with his radio station, Wasafi FM that Mr P through that act, caused his marriage with Zaria to crash.

However, after making such bold revelation, Diamond’s Ex-wife has taken to social media to debunk the news, calling her ex-husband a pathological liar who once denied his own child.

She said; “I was about to sleep and people started sending me these voice notes about how Nasibo (Diamond Plantnumz) went to his radio tarnishing me, how i had a relationship with P-square, my personal trainer and all those things. And i’m just here thinking if you guys are gonna believe any words that come from a man like him, the same man who denied his own blood.

“If you all are gonna believe anything he say, then you all are just stupid just like him.”

Mr P is married to Lola Okoye who has bore two kids Cameron & Aliona for him. He is however yet to give a response to the accusation by Diamond, but we hope he does that quickly so this wouldn’t facilitate the end of his marriage.

 

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INTERVIEW: Exclusive interview with mehedy records first son PRODIT

What’s you name?
Ans: Anuma Charles obinna

What’s your stage name?
Ans: Prodit

What inspired your passion for music and who has been there supporting you from the beginning?

Ans: Eldee and sarkodie ignited my fire . Mr Anuma James and Mr. Nnorom James supported me from the beginning .

What drew you to the music industry?
Ans: My passion for music and my desire to reach the world through music

Who are you inspired by?
Ans: Sarkodie ,burna boy and Eldee the don.

Please explain your creative process?
Ans: I draw energy and new ideas from my emotions ,environment, past events and reality.

What’s an average day like for you?
Ans: I wake up, then get breakfast, take my bath head to the studio and sometimes I virtually spend the whole day at the studio,recording new vibes, If there’s enough time left I meet up with my photographer and bosom friend to make viral videos and take new pictures.

Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music?
Ans: All my songs have hidden meanings.

Is music hard?
Ans: I believe with God, a positive mindset, and the right people behind you, your music career should go well.

Any challenges on releasing your singles?
Ans: My challenges have mostly been financial.

Do you collaborate with others? What is that process?
Ans: Yes I collaborate with others. My collaborations are usually ripple effects of past and present friendships, link ups, studio sessions and people who just love my music.

Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans?
Ans: I reciprocate the love as long as I’m able to most times although I can be shy sometimes

What is your favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite? Why?
Ans: My favorite part is getting to record and create new sound, my least part is going to events and clubs to link up with artistes instead of genuinely trying to have fun, this is because 70% of the time it’s not fruitful.

Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?
Ans: At the early stage of my career I had performance anxiety but right now I just go with the flow and enjoy the adrenaline rush.

Tell me about your favorite performance venues?
Ans: My favorite performance was asaba,Delta state. This was Orezi’s show.

What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Ans: Pray,work hard and believe.

We heard you have a lot of fans, is that right?
Ans: I have fans yes, but I have not touched the number of people I want to reach.*Where do you see yourself five years from now?
In five years I should be a house hold name

Who have you always dreamt of working with and why?
Ans: I’ve always dreamt of working with sarkodie, he is a great rapper and he’s my mentor.

As you are starting out your career in the music industry what steps do you plan on taking to reach your goal?
Ans: Basically hard work, creativity, prayer and consistency

From your experience so far, what have you found to be most challenging? And how are you dealing with it?
Ans: That will be the financial aspect, but I tackle that with hard work, because I believe where money can’t get you your hard work will.

Do you have any hidden talents?
Ans: I know how to mix and master to some extent, I mix most of my virals.

Any Last Words To Your Fans ??
Ans: I love you guys. Ahli!!!!!

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BREAKING || MD/CEO OF PRINCE ORJI OKOSISI & SONS / LASER OIL NIGERIA, STORMS THE LUXURY MANSION OF PHOTO STAR QUEST AFRICA REALITY TV SHOW FOR ITS SATURDAY LIVE SHOW IN GRAND STYLE, SURPRISES HOUSEMATES (LASER OIL NIGERIA AMBASSADORS) WITH N250,000 CASH REWARD

 

Saturday 30th of March 2019 was lite inside the LUXURY MANSION of the ongoing Photo Star Quest Africa 2019 Reality TV Show for the super fun glued Housemates and many guests, fans and well wishers who graced the live show to turn up. The highpoint was the arrival of a Gold Sponsor, MD/CEO; Prince Orji Okosisi and Sons / LASER OIL NIGERIA… No Cholesterol Cooking Oil.

He was also accompanied by Richard Ekanem CEO Mc Prof Events who is the Official Brand Promotions Manager of Laser Oil.

While addressing the most excited audience and many other supporters as well as the housemates, he shared the vision and passion of Laser Oil towards providing healthy living for families and its corporate social responsibilities hence the Spomsorship of the show.

 

He also pledged as Sponsor the Cash Prize for the winner while giving out N250,000 instant Cash to celebrate the Crowned Ambassadors of Laser Oil in the Luxury Mansion who are JAYBANKIS, PRIMA, SUCCESS, ESTHER O AND IDARA. The August visitor indeed turned the night into a galleria of glitter and Glamour.

Photo Star Quest Reality TV Show is a Production of Delaquine Services in Partnership with Dabinchi Global Limited and Red Carpet On Tv Limited. Follow on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook @photostarquest for daily updates and visit www.photostarquestrealitytv.com to VOTE for your favorite housemates.

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Meet Golden World Records Artist Khidian

Recently we interview the p money led golden world records act Khidian and here is a thing we need to know bout him.

1. Can we meet you?

Yes, I am Khidian.. Currently an upcoming artist but I see my self soon to be the rave of the moment to burst your speakers.

2. How long have you been doing music?

Well, I have had this hunger and passion for music since I was 9, but I officially started late 2017 when I dropped my first official track ” Rich White Guy” under P MONEY Golden world Records

3. Is there any song out yet?

Yessss, I have 4 tracks already to my name but the movement is currently on “Obiageli” and it’s good positive results are coming to the table.

4. Why did you choose music over other entertaining career?

I choose Music because like I said I have had this hunger and passion for music, that’s where my talent lies in so I had to do it officially because it’s what makes me happy!

5. How long have you been in the music game?

Yeah like I said before I started officially late 2017 when I dropped my first official track ” Rich White Guy” so it’s already 2 years.

6. What’s your greatest challenge as an artist?

My greatest challenge would be not making fame get over me, I really love relating with people, meeting with new faces and getting acquainted but most artists once they have gotten to limelight they will then see others like something I can’t explain because I personally I have been humilated severally by few artists whose names I won’t mention here just because I requested for a picture to prove to friends that I actually saw them, hahahaha, it’s just a crazy world and life on the Fame game so I just hope to still be my real self and let people talk good about me as a person not just talking about my songs..

7. Apart from music what else do you do (optional)?

Nothing at all for now, all my focus right now is fully on music, going to the studio frequently and countless times spend most time writing songs, always busy on the music business so I don’t want to get myself involved on any other thing at all to avoid distractions on my music Job, so just music for now apart from I am currently enrolled in the university as a full time student of Lagos State University.

8. Which celebrity are you looking up too?

very good question haha, I am currently looking up to Wizkid and Davido, these 2 are my mentors, I am not the type that will say this one is better than this one bla bla bla, they are both doing well and I get a lot of inspirations from them both and really looking and striving hard to be on their level Grace because they are just blessed.

9. Musically, where do you see yourself in the next 3years?

Well, actually I see my self been a on time next rated artist by God’s grace, so in 3 years I see myself achieving a lot and my name will be the talk of town even an infant will nod in agreement when they mention ” Khidian”

10. how do you balance music and your relationship (optional)?

I have said this before, I am doing music alone for now, I do not need any distraction, I am not in a relationship maybe later on when need be, but for now I am married to the melody of Music and I am in a relationship with my sounds.

11. Are you signed under any record label?

Yes I am currently signed to Golden World Records with P Money the C.E.O, actually he is my brother but he signed me into his label for the music business, but I am the only signed artist there for now.

12. What message do you have for fast rising artist out there?

Consistency, do not relent unless you’re doing music for fun, but if it’s not for fun then make it a priority, let it be part of you…

Impose all of your energies and abilities on your songs so people can happily dance to your tune and feel happy whenever your name is mentioned, with that you’ve achieved greatness, and most importantly “Pray” put God first on your music career and put in your efforts, so hard work plus prayer equals excellency.

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Seyi Makinde Of PDP Declared Winner Of Oyo State Governorship Election

 

PDP Governorship Candidate, Seyi Makinde has emerged winner of the Oyo state gubernatorial election.

He polled 515,621 votes to defeat Adebayo Adelabu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 357,982 votes.

The results of all the 33 local government areas of the state were announced at the collation center of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ibadan, the state, capital.

Below is the result:

Afijio: PDP 10,515 – APC 7,591

Orelope: PDP 10, 460 – APC 7,546

Ibadan north-east: PDP 30,824 – APC 12,553

Ibadan south-east: PDP 24, 556 – APC 13, 277

Orire: PDP 9,856 – APC 15,810

Ibarapa north: PDP 11,580 – APC 8,644

Atisbo: PDP 10,026 – APC 9,678

Ibarapa central: PDP 10,964 – APC 7,888

Ogo Oluwa: PDP 6,152 – APC 9,547

Surulere: PDP 7,505 – APC 14,168

Ogbomosho north: PDP 13,035 – APC 14,442

Ibadan north: PDP 40,785 – APC 18,868

Egbeda: PDP 24,203 – APC 13,581

Itesiwaju: PDP 8,612 – APC 6,825

Irepo: PDP 7,633 – APC 7,862

Saki east: PDP 8,527 – APC 6,344

Sake west: PDP 21,184 – APC 15,147

Oyo west: PDP 12,132 – APC 9,756

Oyo east: PDP 12,580 – APC 8,721

Oluyole: PDP 18,070 – APC 9,477

Olorunsogo: PDP 7,554 – APC 5,277

Ona Ara: PDP 14,430 – APC 7,848

Akinyele: PDP 23,423 – APC 12,023

Iseyin: PDP 21,080 – APC 15,435

Ibadan south-west: PDP: 34, 445 APC: 18, 183

Ibadan north-west: PDP 20,715 – APC 10,221

Ibarapa east: PDP 13,002 – APC 8,646

Atiba: PDP 14, 636 – APC 9,690

Kajola: PDP 13,600 – APC 12,982

Ido: PDP 16, 726 – APC 8,585

Lagelu: PDP 16,217 – APC 11,923

Iwajowa: PDP 9,358 – APC 8,459

Ogbomosho south: PDP 11, 236 – APC 10,984

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Election: President Buhari delivers unit to APC Candidates

Election – President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday delivered his polling unit 003, Kofar Baru III (A and B) Daura, Katsina State, to the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for the state, Aminu Masari, with 370 votes.

Buhari at the Governorship and State Assembly Elections at Kofar Baru Polling Unit 003 in Daura Katsina State on 9th Mar 2019

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lado Danmarke, scored 33 votes to come second at the polling unit.

The result of the State House Assembly election at the unit indicated that the APC candidate for the Daura constituency, Nasir Yahaya, got 336 as against 40 votes scored by Lawal Husseini, the PDP candidate.

The governorship and state house of assembly elections recorded low turn-out of voters when compared to the presidential and national assembly elections held on Feb. 23.

President Buhari scored 523 votes while his main challenger, Atiku Abubakar of PDP, got three votes and Accord Party scored four votes at the same polling unit 003 during the presidential election on Feb. 23.(NAN)

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Breaking: Akpabio storms Essien Udim collation centre

The former governor of Alwa Ibom Mr Godswill Akpabio on Saturday night stormed Essien Udim Local Government Area collation centre

INEC officials on ground further alleged that the former governor stormed the center with a bus allegedly filled with election material
As at the time of filing this reports frantic efforts were being made by INEC officials to call in security men to avert impending total breakdown of law and order at the collation centre
Infact tension had already reached fever pitch as at the time of filing this report.

Last week Tuesday in Uyo INEC declared Mr Chris Ekpenyong of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the Akwa Ibom North West senatorial district election.

Announcing the results , the INEC Returning Officer in the state, Prof. Peter Ogban, said Ekpenyong polled 118,215 votes to defeat Sen. Godswill Akpabio of All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 83,158 votes.

Akpabio was the immediate past governor of Akwa Ibom.
The returning officer added that the total number of registered voters in the senatorial district were 655,525, accredited
votes – 218,493, valid votes – 202,387 votes and void votes – 7,307.

Also declared was the federal constituency of Ikot Ekpene – Obot Akara – Essien Udim.
Announcing the result, the returning officer for the Federal Constituency, Dr Daniel Udo, said Nsikak Ekong of
PDP scored 29,849 to defeat the incumbent Mr Emmanuel Akpan who scored 22,052 votes.
The returning officer said total votes cast was 52,237, while valid votes — 52,036 and 201 void votes

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Guber Polls: PDP decries killings, violence, militarization of exercise

ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned what it described as the heavy militarization, violence and killing of innocent Nigerians in Saturday’s Governorship and State Assembly Elections.

In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party claimed that soldiers “under the command of the Presidency, hound, arrest, shoot, terrorize opposition figures and provide cover for the All Progressives Congress, APC thugs to unleash violence, cart away electoral materials and disrupt polls in PDP strongholds, all in the bid to forcefully foist the APC on Nigerians.”

An electoral official count ballots at a polling station in Kaduna on March 9, 2019, after Nigeria’s governorship and state assembly elections. – For the second time in a fortnight, Nigerians went to the polls to elect governors in 29 of Nigeria’s 36 states, all state assemblies and administrative councils in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is expected to announce the results in a few days. (Photo by AFP)

The statement further read: “This resort to bloodletting, violence and official high handedness by the APC in our electoral process has further confirmed that this administration has no regard for the lives of Nigerians and lawful processes, but only interested in seizing power by all means.

“The PDP notes that never in the history of our nation had a general election recorded such bloodletting, violence and manipulations as triggered in the 2019 elections by the Presidency and the APC.

“In Rivers, Akwa-Ibom, Cross River, Delta, Bayelsa, Kogi, Benue, Imo, Abia, Ebonyi, among others, soldiers brazenly aided APC thugs to unbridle violence, hijack electoral processes and write fictitious results for APC candidates.

“In Rivers state, soldiers invaded the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC office in Bori, beat up and chased away PDP agents and assisted the APC in ballot stuffing and writing of results. The scenario was the same in Akwa-Ibom where security agents provided cover for APC thugs in their bid to hijack the electoral process.

“In Imo state, APC thugs, accompanied by security agents disrupted polls in PDP strongholds and reportedly killed a PDP agents in Umudo/Umuwala area of Owerri.

“In Ebonyi state, APC thugs aided by security agents, burnt down INEC facility in the state, seeing that their party do not have any foothold in the state.
“In Ajaokuta, Kabba/Bunu, Olamaboro, Ijumu and several other local governments of Kogi state, APC thugs, assisted by soldiers invaded polling units and carted away ballot materials, a development which sparked off restiveness in some areas and resulted in mass destruction of property in the area.

“In many other states, the APC, in connivance with INEC orchestrated the deliberate diversion of electoral materials meant for certain areas to unknown destinations, resulting in the frustration of electoral processes in the affected area.

We know that the APC plot to derail our hard- earned democracy and impose a fascist regime on our nation, but we are resolute in standing with Nigerians and all lovers of democracy to ensure that nobody, no matter how vicious, is allowed to vanquish our democracy.

“In all, our party stands with Nigerians in their resilience at this defining moment in our political history. The PDP commends the courage of Nigerians in standing firm in defence of democracy, despite the machinations of the APC.