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APC, PDP trade words on protests


Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart are locked in war of words over the just-concluded governorship election in the state.

The APC, at the weekend, threatened to occupy Benin City, the state capital, as counter protests organised by the PDP against INEC’s declaration of Mr. Godwin Obaseki as winner of the election.

Reacting to PDP protests, the APC said they were completely “off the point and unjustified because Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu was rejected squarely by the people”.‎

Addressing newsmen in Benin, state chairman of the party, Anselm Ojezua, described the state chairman of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih and Senator Matthew Urhoghide as “serial liars and losers.” He also said attempts to create the impression by the PDP that the election was rigged will fail.

Accompanied by the Chief of Staff to Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Patrick Obahiagbon, Ojezua said: “First of all, when you want to criticise the election, the first thing you have to do is to look at the process. When INEC brought out the guidelines, it had its own time and target and, apart from the postponement, they met with their timing and everything was done in an efficient manner except for the postponement, everything was fine. Right from when materials were taken to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) till they were returned for the declaration of the results, INEC was efficient in terms of meeting the time lines.

“Now, let us say we forgive Orbih, who is a serial failure, but, what will you say of Pastor Ize-Iyamu whom I have worked with before?

“The day Obaseki was declared winner, we went round the streets celebrating with the people, after one week we started seeing contrived protest reminiscent of students protest and that cannot be a political reaction to the election that held on the 28th of September. If a man claims he has won he should tell us the figures and the source of his information, why just go about to say I have lost my mandate, give it back to me.”

Meanwhile, a PDP chieftain in the state, Okharedia Ihimekpen urged Ize-Iyamu, to gather his evidence and head to the Tribunal rather than creating what he described as unnecessary tension in the state by asking PDP members to be protesting.

He said the allegation by Ize-Iyamu that he was rigged out of the election was untrue.

“I am condemning the demonstration as a result of the elections in severe terms. I am advising the PDP and Ize-Iyamu that instead of overheating the polity, by this demonstration they should go to court and prove their case if they have facts. Election is never won through demonstration.

“In 2012, when the Local Governemnt election was conducted here, Ize-Iyamu was in the APC then and while we were still voting in Uromi, results of that particular election was being announced in Benin City. And when we shouted that his current running mate, John Yakubu, was rigged out, Ize-Iyamu said we should go to court that the election was free and fair…”

“What goes around comes around. In my place in Esan West where I voted it was not rigged and PDP won all these areas. I have investigated this issue of rigging and I found out it was not true. For instance in ward 10 Oredo, where Ize-Iyamu hails from, PDP won one of the primary schools, and other units were won by APC.

“I also discovered that even the votes the PDP got in the election was as a result of the economic hardship but it was not enough to give us victory. I am calling on Ize-Iyamu to assembly all the exhibits, witnesses and evidence in his possession to the court. This was what we did during Airhiavbere’s case, when I followed him to the Supreme Court. And stop this noise making in Benin City”, Ihimekpen said.

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12-year-old boy kills landlady as condition to be initiated into a cult

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A 12-year-old boy, who allegedly robbed and killed his landlady at Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday, was among those paraded for various offences by the state Police Command, yesterday.


The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Mohammed, who briefed reporters on the arrest of over 60 kidnappers, robbers, murderers, cultists and ritualists in the last three weeks, said the teenager confessed that he committed the act because a cult group told him that one of the conditions for initiation was that he must have been involved in a criminal act.

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Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, comes to Falz defence with regards to statement about glorifying fraudsters

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Nigerian professional footballer, Asisat Oshoala, who plays as a forward in the Chinese Women’s Super league for Dalian Quanjian F.C., took to her Instagram to express deep concern about how people are now proud to be fraudsters.



In Falz’ defense, she insisted fraudsters shouldn’t be glorified.

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Zimbabwean Church leader in s*x scandal as photos naked photos and sex acts with 33 girls is exposed

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A Zimbabwean church leader, Nyasha Light Nyatsungo is enmeshed in a sex scandal and might also be facing legal action, after his ex-girlfriend flooded social media with his nude photo.
It was gathered that the Nyatsungo allegedly sent a nude picture of his Cape Town based ex–side chick, Shingi Mavenge, to his other girlfriend only identified as Beula who later broadcasted it on social media.
According to H-Metro, in an apparent fit of rage, Mavenge posted a WhatsApp chat she had with Nyatsungo’s wife identified as Nyasha Nhahumbi as well as a group chat with some of her former lover’s concubines.
According to Mavenge, she has gotten information that Nyatsungo has at least 33 girlfriends and has ditched his wife of eight years.
She adds that Nyatsungo bedded a girl who was their neighbour as well.
Mavenge said that the church leader’s wife revealed that they even consulted their local pastor in Mutare who failed in his attempts to mend Nyatsungo’s ways.
According to H-Metro, Nyatsungo, a married father of two, has denied ever circulating the picture, labelling Mavenge as a bitter woman whom he just flirted with on Facebook and nothing more.
“This Nyasha guy must be stopped in his tracks. He is going to pay for all the damage that he has done to me. He was the only one who had that leaked picture and I am shocked why he would forward it to some other girl,” fumed Mavhenge who is working on taking legal action.
“I started dating this guy in 2015 and never knew he was married. He lied.”  fumed Mavenge yesterday.
“That guy is full of lies and at some point, we opened a group chat with his wife and some of his girlfriends. He normally targets single mothers” added Mavenge.
H-Metro was furnished with six other cellphone numbers of his girlfriend that include Fadzai, Mutsa, Essy, Juliana, Barbra among others. Mutsa confirmed she once had a relationship with Nyatsungo have since terminated it since she discovered he was married.
Mavenge confirmed they met once in Johannesburg when she had to fly from Cape Town to meet her man sometime in April.
“That night he didn’t even have money. I had to pay the R800 for the accommodation as he had no money. He wanted to have sex with me but I flatly refused. He even wanted it without protection and I said No. he looked terrible with clothes in a plastic shopping bag. I want to write a letter to Pastor Rex who is the head of (the church) in Harare so that this guy be stopped with his tricks and lies,” added Mavenge.
When contacted over the phone in Mutare Nyatsungo confirmed he knew Mavenge but never had a relationship with her.
“I know her and we once flirted on Facebook. We never had a relationship as she is alleging. I don’t know why she is bitter. I haven’t seen the nude pictures she is talking about but I heard about it from Beula. We live in a democratic country. She can go ahead and sue me if she feels her rights have been infringed upon. All the allegations she is making are false and I don’t know her motive in trying to tarnish my image,” said Nyatsungo.
He said he was still with his wife whose phone rang without response yesterday afternoon. Despite his denials, H-metro was furnished with pictures of Nyatsungo and Mavenge, the time they met in April.

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