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Encomium as Kalu joins APC


History was made yesterday when former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, pulled large party faithful to the headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abuja, to formally join the party.

National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun led the National Working Committee (NWC) and other party chieftains to give Kalu a rousing welcome.

Speaking while welcoming Kalu to the party, Oyegun narrated several efforts he made to convince him to join the party.

He described the business mogul as an asset and a force that would reposition the party in the South East, just as he admitted that his joining the party has saved him from high blood pressure.

National Organising Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso, Deputy Vice Chairman Southeast, Emma Nnukwu, Chairman Abia State chapter of the party, Sam Nkire to former governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, commended Kalu’s courage and chronicled efforts to convince him to join the party.

Earlier, the former Abia governor admitted that yesterday was the happiest day of his life, stressing that he had been under immense pressure from most members of the ruling party to ensure he opted for the APC rather than return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after leaving the Progressives Peoples Alliance (PPA) recently.

Promising that he would work assiduously to deliver the South East to the APC, Kalu also thanked everybody who contributed in making the decision a reality.

“Let me thank my brothers in the NWC of this party for their efforts. Three of them have hosted me to dinner for more than 20 times while they were trying to dissuade me from going back to the PDP because they know that I am very close to Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi and Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.

“In eating those dinners, the last of which was five days ago, to seal the deal, they were on my neck for a long time that I must come to the APC.


“Today is a happy day and I want APC to be all-inclusive, regardless of our tribe, religion or special status. I want to thank the national chairman for this opportunity to personally welcoming us.

“I am coming in and God will help me to bring value to the party.

“Between Sunday, November 13, 2016 when I registered at Igbere and now, there are 4, 000 members new members already registered with the APC in Abia. Without making it open, there are two members of the House of Representatives who are there right now to join the APC.

“So, it is work that we must carry to a logical conclusion.

“Our upright war is that the South East will be delivered to the APC. God will help us to do this. The most important thing is the ability is to consult, discuss and move forward. Nobody is an embodiment of knowledge. Knowledge is in the hands of God and God will always give us knowledge.

“My history is very brief. I lived in the north, was trained by the northerners; went to Yorubaland to do business, they trained me to be a businessman and I am by birth, Igbo. When you look at my face, you see the genuine face of an Igbo man and the genuine face of a Nigerian. I understand the country very well and I hope that the party will continue to grow from strength to strength.

“I hope that the party will continue to give support to the good work that President Buhari is doing. It is a difficult time and many Nigerians are crying. But I believe we will live to get to a better destination.

“I know we are going through hard times and there is recession everywhere in the world, but, you have to help the president to formulate policies that will reduce the suffering of the people so that the party can become stronger and stronger.”

Speaking further, Kalu added: “You were here the day my mother and brothers came here and all my friends are here in this party. I am not saying that my friends are not in the other parties. But, it is time to take stock and it is important to go along family line to be able to rebrand Nigeria very well. I am back to join where my family is.

“If I had joined at the early times when they were forming government, it would have appeared as if I want to be part of that process. This is the right time to join. This is the right time to do politics and so, I believe I am joining at the right time,  to be able to do raw politics with them.”

Similarly, the chairman said it was a day worth celebrating but disclosed he did not believe Kalu when he informed him of his registration in Abia State, just as Oyegun added they had nursed fears of losing him to another party.

“This is a day that is worth celebrating. When he called me that he had registered, I doubted it but, when the state chairman confirmed it, I told him that I would personally receive him. It took him so long to make the decision and I must confess to you that, in between, I occasionally expressed doubt and wondered if we would lose this important masquerade from Abia.

“I am happy that the day has finally arrived and I am delighted to welcome you. Everybody worked zalously to join you because when the going gets tough, as it is today, in this nation, we will look for the kind of people with the attributes, resilience, courage and following who can contribute positively, from experience, to getting this nation out of the economic meltdown we inherited.

“You fell into that definition. Secondly, the presence of the party must be maximal in all the zones of the country. Giving the attachment of the South East before now, it is also necessary to go for leaders that have deliverable, who can contribute positively and leaders people can listen to. Kalu fell squarely into that category.

You are not only going to help us in the South East but, also, in the South South, to turn this party around so that there will be balanced APC in every nook and crannt of this country.

Your coming is very significant and I thank God that it is not late.

You have lots of work to do to consolidate our party. I salute and welcome you.

“I forgive you all the stress you caused me and the blood pressure you caused me while waiting for you,” Oyegun rounded off.


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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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