Valverde Wants More Transfers

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Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde is open to more arrivals at the club this window.

Coutinho recently arrived at the club, to break the transfer record and Mina came in to strengthen defence.

Arda Turan and Mascherano left for Istanbul Basakeshir and Hebei China Fortune. And Valverde is open to more signings.

“I’m happy with the team we have but until the transfer market is over nothing is out of the question,” Valverde said. “Not just for us but for every team. Things could change.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen between now and the end of the window but in principle I am happy with the squad I have.

“With Yerry Mina, we know we want him to help us this season. And he could enter the squad, we are contemplating it. We want him to get some confidence, but we’re still a little anxious to see what he can give us. He needs to spend some time adapting to our style of play.”

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FRSC Absolves Witches Of Blame In Road Accidents In Nigeria

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has attributed most road crashes on Nigerian roads to human factors and not witchcraft as believed by some people in the country.

Sector Commander of the corps in Imo, Mr Joseph Aremu, on Wednesday, advised motorists in the country to always stick to traffic rules and obey all road signs.

FRSC To Clamp Down On Drivers Without Drivers Licences

Aremu said that contrary to the belief by some Nigerians that road crashes were a manipulation of witches, major causes of most auto crashes were over speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol and bad tyres.

According to him, a driver will lose the sense of judgment if he decides to drive under the influence of alcohol and when the right judgment is lost, the next result is auto crash.

The commander said that the corps in Imo were doing everything possible to ensure that road users stick to traffic rule, adding that the command will go tough on traffic offenders.

NAN quoted Aremu as saying that though road crashes had reduced in the state, the FRSC would continue to partner with relevant sister agencies and stakeholders to ensure that the road was safe for all.

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2 Dead, 7 Quarantined As Lassa Fever Invades Imo State

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At least two residents of Owerri, the capital of Imo State, have been feared dead with seven others quarantined as Lassa fever – which has resurfaced in other States – invaded the State, which is located in the South East of Nigeria.

The State Health Commissioner, Dr. Angela Uwakwem, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Owerri on Wednesday said, “Lassa fever is in Owerri. It is confirmed.”

Lassa Fever And Why You Need To Take It Seriously (Must Read)

Uwakwem said two persons died of the virus after they were “referred out of” the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri.

The health commissioner said, “We have seven suspected cases of Lassa fever. Two are confirmed.

“The Imo State Government is working hard to establish the point of first contact. The media should also help us to enlighten our people.

“People should stop unnecessary shaking of hands. People should also stop eating exposed foods. The virus is caused by rats, so people should be encouraged to make use of rat poison in their homes.”

A doctor recently died after contracting the disease while treating a seven-month old baby in Kogi State.

While in Ondo State, it was gathered that no less than five people have been killed while 19 people have been hospitalised following the return of Lassa fever to the state.

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TEASER: Jemima Osunde, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Wale Ojo, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Kate Henshaw, Falz And Wofai Fada Star In New Money

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Inkblot Productions and FilmOne distribution will release their fourth collaboration titled New Money on March 23rd 2018.

Directed by Tope Oshin, the thrilling movie features Jemima Osunde, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Wale Ojo, Blossom Chukwujekwu and Kate Henshaw. Others include Osas Ighodaro, Falz, Wofai fada, Daniel Etim Effiong, Adeolu Adefarasin, Kalu Ikeagwu, Femi Branch and Bikiya Graham-Douglas

Naz Onuzo wrote the star-studded film

Here is a peep of what to expect when the movie is released in March

Wanna keep up with all things New Money? Visit Instagram @Newmoneyfilm, Twitter and Facebook – @Newmoneyfilm.

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50 Cent Made Millions By Mistake With The Help Of Bitcoin

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It just seems like 50 Cent keeps getting richer and richer since it was anounced in 2017 that he was no longer bankrupt.

In July 2017, he sold a $60m share in Effen Vodka and now, according to reports, he made even more millions by getting into the cryptocurrency game early. According to TMZ, 50 Cent became the first rapper to accept bitcoin as payment for his 2014 album, Animal Ambition. The album reportedly earned him 700 bitcoins in total and at the time, each bitcoin was worth $662, so approximately $463,000 in sales.

If reports are to be believed, the New York rapper never touched the 700 bitcoins and they’ve been sitting in his account since 2014. In the 4 years since then, bitcoin rose from relative obscurity to become a money-printing machine. With it’s current value sitting right around $11,000, so his 700 coins are now worth over $7 million.

In an Instagram post from Tuesday afternoon, he confirmed the news and even added in true 50 cent fashion that he totally forgot he even had the bitcoin.

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Reekado Banks’ Manager Remanded In Kirikiri Prison Over N2Million Performance Fee Debt

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Reekado’s manager was arrested and arraigned by the police before an Ikeja court and remanded on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

Mavins music act, Reekado Banks’ manager and brother, Temi has been reportedly remanded in Kirkiri prisons over a sum of N2million performance fee paid for the services of the singer.

Temi was arrested and arraigned by the police before an Ikeja court on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 and remanded in prison until the next hearing.

Following a report on Reekado Banks and his manager being given an ultimatum by the Police to refund a couple they refused to show up at their wedding.

It has been confirmed now that Temi has been remanded in Kirikiri Prison on same case. Reekado Banks and his manager were invited to the Ogba Area G police station, regarding a case of obtaining the sum of N2m as the fee for a performance at a wedding in Benin City on the 23rd of December, 2017 but failed to show up.

The latest update on the case now according to the camp of Uwa Igbinedion who took the matter to the police is that Reekado Banks and his team did not meet up with the Police deadline with the excuse that they incurred “logistical costs” despite not honoring the deal.

After countless of invitations by the police which Reekado Banks reportedly refused to honour, his Manager, Temi, was yesterday arraigned before a court in Ikeja after which he was remanded to the Kirikiri Maximum Prison, even as the singer is still at large. The case has been adjourned until the 19th of February 2018.

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Ambode Threatens To Ban NURTW In Lagos, Suspends Its Activities In Island

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The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday threatened to proscribe the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) across the state if the union’s leaders fail to intervene in the violent activities of their members.

The state governor also ordered the immediate suspension of all NURTW activities in Lagos Island following the crisis rocking that chapter of the union shortly after the Security Council Meeting held yesterday.

According to the state’s Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, the suspension was aimed to forestall any further breakdown of law and order and ensure that the peace in the area is not hampered.

Mr. Edgal, while urging members of the NURTW in Lagos Island to comply with the directive, said that government would not hesitate to totally proscribe all union activities if members continue to disturb the peace in the area.

”In view of the crisis rocking the NURTW chapter of the Lagos Island and the insecurity it is creating on the Island, the Security Council Meeting today chaired by the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has ordered that union activities be suspended on the Island until further notice,” the police boss said.

“We are also using the opportunity to call on NURTW leadership in the State that nobody or group of persons, organisations would be allowed to tamper with the peaceful security situation in Lagos State and that the Government would not hesitate to proscribe completely all union activities in the State if their members do not obey the laws of the land and ensure that their activities do not amount to breaching the peace.”

Mr. Edgal said the police has begun series of Town Hall Meetings across the State to set the tone for policing in 2018 and inform residents on the need to take interest in knowing what is happening in and around their neighbourhood.

“In all the town hall meetings, the message has been the same. We have launched ‘Operation Know Your Neighbour,’ he said.

“Knowing our neighbour is a vital aspect of community policing and community safety partnership and that aspect will improve neighbourhood security where at least we get to know what our neighbours do and we would be able to report any wrong doing.

“We are expected that wherever we are, either in our homes, in our churches, mosques, business premises, offices, we are expected to know who our neighbour is and what our neighbour does and if there is anything suspicious or untoward, we are expected to pass information quickly to the police in line with community policing.”

  • Gunmen kill NURTW leader’s aide in Lagos

Meanwhile, the personal assistant to Alhaji Kunle Azeez, a leader of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, identified only as Ganiu, has been shot dead by gunmen in the Idumota area of Lagos State.

The Punch reports that Ganiu (aka Piero), Azeez (aka Kunle Poly) and some security guards, including two policemen, were returning from a meeting around 12 midnight on Tuesday when the gunmen opened fire on them.

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Is CBN The Evil Genius Behind Higher Fuel Prices?

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Is CBN The Evil Genius Behind Higher Fuel Prices? – Henry Boyo

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The acute scarcity of petrol, nationwide, may have receded significantly, but issues relating to steady supply, appropriate pricing and fuel subsidy, obviously still remain very contentious. Government and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation have invariably blamed private marketers for the fuel shortage, while marketers have conversely, demanded the immediate payment of over N720bn that the NNPC owes them as refund of subsidies on their fuel imports.

This piece was written by Henry Boyo. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of

The debt may also include government’s compensation to marketers for trucking fuel, from the ports, to all nook and cranny, so that fuel will sell at government’s regulated price of N145/litre nationwide. The significant degree of fraud inherent in this arrangement has become a regular menu for professional rent seekers. For example, petrol cargoes officially registered for delivery in faraway Kaura Namoda could still be sold ex-depot in Lagos, while fake waybills will be presented, processed and approved for payment by the NNPC. Consequently, the government’s equalisation strategy for uniform fuel price nationwide compounds the hundreds of billions of naira lost to the subsidy fraud. Inexplicably, however, equally critical agricultural produce do not enjoy such subsidy to ensure that yam, for example, sells cheaper, at a uniform price nationwide.

Arguably, the “beneficiary cabal” of this scam will aggressively oppose any attempt to abolish the petrol bridging fund, and this may explain government’s seeming lack of enthusiasm and foot-dragging to build an efficient rail delivery system which would facilitate cheaper fuel transport and will certainly also, do less damage to our already poor road network. Evidently, deregulation is bad business for treasury looters.

Nonetheless, with abstention of marketers from fuel imports, the NNPC’s forced import of all of Nigeria’s motor spirit requirements, according to Ibe Kachikwu, regrettably induces a “daily loss of between N800m and N900m” to the corporation.

However, last week, Wednesday, January 17, 2017, the Senate rejected a report on fuel import values and subsidy presented by the Committee for Petroleum Resources, led by Senator Marafa, APC-Zamfara Central. Senate President Bukola Saraki noted with apparent concern in his address that “if we are consuming 27 million litres of petrol daily, while the NNPC brings in 40 million litres,” according to the report, “what about the difference? It is criminal!”

Indeed, Marafa’s committee was mandated to investigate the allegation that “a surplus of 5.9 billion litres of petrol (i.e. about N900m daily) could not be accounted for in 2017.”

Notably, however, Senator Marafa had reportedly, inexplicably, deliberately barred the Minister of State, and other NNPC Directors from answering any question on the allegation of illegal subsidy payments during his committee’s formal hearing.

Consequently, Senator Nafada Bayero, APC-Gombe State, ironically observed that “this looks like a report of the NNPC…”According to Bayero, “it looks like a report that was imported into the Senate,” and the senator therefore advised that “the Senate’s Petroleum Resources Committee should go back and bring its own report.”

Ultimately, based on the general condemnation of Marafa’s report, the Senate President re-assigned the investigation to the Senate Committee on Public Accounts to probe subsidies paid, without the legislators’ endorsement.

However, despite the seemingly patriotic grandstanding and braggadocio of the senators, sadly, the cultist-loyalty of espirit de corp may ultimately prevail and these matters of urgent public importance, and accountability could fade away, as usual, without consequences.

Unfortunately, the problems of subsidy, scarcity and higher petrol prices have subsisted for decades, and yet, we are clearly no nearer a solution to this oppressive and suicidal game plan for supplying Nigeria’s petrol needs.

Invariably, if government cannot readily access the huge investment, employment and revenue potential and opportunities in a fully deregulated market space, then, further increase in petrol price, well beyond N200/litre, will be inevitable and increasing subsidy values in excess of N1tn ($3bn) annually, will be recklessly flushed down the drain, while intermittent scarcity and the related social pain and angst will endure.

Expectedly, in a regime of fixed prices, rising crude oil prices should technically propel higher fuel prices which will invariably induce public demand for increasing subsidy values that will compound Nigeria’s steep climbing fiscal deficit, and our already crushing debt burden.

Conversely, however, if petrol price remains fixed at N145/litre, for example, lower crude oil prices and output would ultimately reduce our forex reserves to also weaken the naira exchange rate and ultimately restrain our capacity to settle our imports bills. Invariably, however since petrol, as an international commodity, is priced in dollars, weaker naira rates will instigate higher fuel prices which will ultimately compel public demand for price subsidy.

Sadly, the above scenario depicts the ultimate national dilemma of regulated pricing and subsidy in the fuel business.

Instructively, in addition to the odious collateral of increasingly oppressive subsidy values that price regulation induces, higher subsidy values will evidently never attract private investment in new refineries to replace fuel importation. Ultimately, intermittent scarcity and rising public angst caused by the NNPC’s inadequate capacity to solely fund and deliver Nigeria’s petrol requirements will become inevitable.

Indeed, the underlying objective in the preceding four titles published in this column in recent weeks, was to explain why a consciously and deliberately misaligned naira exchange rate is actually the real spoiler in the business of petrol supply and price, deregulation, and subsidy. (See  Is petrol still subsidised?, December 25, 2017; The dilemma of subsidy and fuel scarcity, January 1, 2018; The mother and father of fuel prices, January 8, 2018 and Fuel pricing: Kachikwu’s desperate options, January 15, 2018). It is certainly inexplicable and possibly reckless and fraudulent that the naira rate remains relatively static even when forex reserves become extremely bountiful.

Clearly, unless the naira exchange rate is appropriately realigned, the debacle of fuel pricing, scarcity and increasingly oppressive subsidy values will be sustained to invariably distort best practice resource allocation and deepen poverty nationwide.

It is a reasonable expectation, in any disciplined economy, overtime, for exchange rate to fluctuate in unison with higher or lower forex reserves, but the problem arises when, for example, naira exchange rate remains static or worse still weakens, despite fortuitously relatively bounteous reserves, higher petrol prices will be instigated since crude oil is also the base material for petrol.

It is inexplicable that the naira still officially remains static at N305/$ despite  a significant 50 per cent rise in crude oil price from below $40/barrel for part of 2017 to beyond $60/barrel.

Conversely, if fortuitously bounteous reserves, expectedly, translate to stronger naira exchange rate, the price of petrol will either remain stable or actually fall in proportion to the increasing level of foreign exchange accretion, from the stronger naira exchange that is evolving. In such an event, higher crude prices will actually become a blessing as it will boost reserves and also restrain or even reduce petrol price.

However, Nigerians have hardly enjoyed the benefits of a stronger naira for decades. The reason for this anomaly is traceable to the CBN’s style of fixing the naira exchange rate, by first capturing the export dollar revenue and then deliberately increasing domestic money supply, by fraudulently substituting bloated naira allocations for export dollar earnings, at its own unilaterally determined exchange rate, before proceeding thereafter, to auction small rations from the earlier impounded caché of dollars in a market that the same CBN unashamedly decries to be highly inflationary, because it is already overwhelmed with too much naira supply!

Expectedly, in such auctions, dollars will be sold to buyers who offer to pay more naira per dollar. Instructively, with such a price model, no matter how high large reserves become, the naira rate will, invariably, always weaken to precipitate rising fuel prices, which will ultimately compel public demand for a subsidised fuel price. Evidently, our monetary history in the last three decades, or so, loyally mirrors this observation.

Consequently, unless the CBN reviews the market paradigm for determining naira exchange rate, it would remain impossible to successfully deregulate the downstream sector of the petroleum industry.

This piece was written by Henry Boyo. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of

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Manchester United Retain Position As World’s Highest Revenue Generating Football Club (See Top 20)

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Manchester United have retained their position as the highest revenue generating club in world football.

The prominent English football club narrowly pipped Real Madrid to remain the top revenue-generating club in the world as Premier League sides underlined their growing financial clout, Deloitte’s “Money League” report said on Tuesday.

United had a revenue of £581.2m in 2016/17 according to the 2018 Deloitte Football Money League.

That’s the most of any other football club in the world – but only just.

Real Madrid have the next highest revenue at £579.7m.

Barcelona have the third highest revenue (£557.1m) followed by Bayern Munich (£505.1m) and Manchester City (£453.5m).

The combined revenue for the world’s 20 richest clubs grew 6% to £6.9billion (€7.9 billion) last season – a new record high.

A record 10 English clubs now help to make up the Deloitte Football Money League.

Arsenal have climbed above PSG to take sixth spot in the league while Chelsea and Liverpool take eighth and ninth respectively.

Bear in mind that United on Monday confirmed the signing of Chile striker Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in a deal that is expected to make him the Premier League’s highest-paid player.

Top 20 revenue generators

1 Manchester United: £581.2m
2 Real Madrid: £579.7m
3 FC Barcelona: £557.1m
4 Bayern Munich: £505.1m
5 Manchester City: £453.5m
6 Arsenal: £419.0m
7 Paris Saint-Germain: £417.8m
8 Chelsea: £367.8m
9 Liverpool: £364.5m
10 Juventus: £348.6m
11 Tottenham Hotspur: £305.6m
12 Borussia Dortmund: £285.8m
13 Atlético de Madrid: £234.2m
14 Leicester City: £233m
15 Internazionale: £225.2m
16 Schalke 04: £197.8m
17 West Ham United: £183.3m
18 Southampton: £182.3m
19 Napoli: £172.5m
20 Everton: £171.2m

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UNILORIN Unveils New Rules For Students, Bans Dreadlocks, Heavy Makeups And More

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The management of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has banned female students of the institution from wearing heavy makeups or hair extensions; even as it prohibited them from wearing hair attachment, and any form of Brazilian hair among others.

In a memo dated January 22, 2018, the university declared that anyone that fails to adhere to these instructions will be sanctioned according to the school’s rules and regulations.

UNILORIN Unveils New Rules For Students, Bans Dreadlocks, Heavy Makeup

UNILORIN Unveils New Rules For Students, Bans Dreadlocks, Heavy Makeup Among Others

The school said male students must not weave their hair or sag their trousers.

It will be recalled, the management of the varsity had shared this notice on its website in 2017;

It read: “Female students should avoid among other things, wearing short, skimpy dress, skirts above the knee, tight trousers, see-through material, un-packed hair, fittings or hair attachment.”

“Male students should also avoid sagging, tattered trousers, knickers and unacceptable hairstyles.”

“Every student must hang student I.D card on his/her neck.

“You are hereby required to note that the following constitute inappropriate mode of dressing that will not be tolerated in the university environment (including lecture halls, library, laboratories, examination venues, seminar rooms, faculties and administrative building as well as in university vehicles):

  • Dress that exposes any sensitive parts of the body e.g. cleavage, chest, back, navel, thigh and armpit (clothes that reveal the armpits when hands are raised e.g. sleeveless/half sleeves);
  • Tight fitting wears;
  • Transparent/See Through Wears;
  • Tattered Jeans/Ripped Jeans;
  • T-shirts with obscene inscriptions, depicting immorality, hooliganism, etc.;
  • Indelible markings and body tattoos by male students;
  • Leggings/Jeggings trousers with short top;
  • Skimpy dresses e.g. Spaghetti, Camisole only, body hugs, topless blouse and shorts;
  • Knickers;
  • Bathroom slippers not acceptable within the administrative and academic areas;
  • Heavy make-ups;
  • Sagging trousers;
  • Wearing of earrings by male students;
  • Rumpled and dirty clothes;
  • Skin/ear piercing by male students;
  • Dread, Galax, Fadeout and Rough Coil Haircuts, Unkempt Appearance; and
  • Hair plaiting or weaving by male students.

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FG Threatens To Revoke Contract Awarded To Port Harcout Int. Airport

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Sen. Hadi Sirika, Minister for State, Aviation says the Federal Government may revoke the remodelling contract of the domestic wing, Port Harcourt International Airport due to slow pace of work by the contractor.

Sirika made this known to newsmen during an inspection of ongoing construction at the Port Harcourt International Airport on Tuesday.

According to NAN, he said that work on the arrival terminal of the domestic wing of the airport, being handled by INTER-BAU Construction Ltd., had suffered prolonged delay since inception in 2012.

Sirika lamented that in spite of all the contract variations that the company had enjoyed from the past and present administrations, it was yet to deliver on the project.

“Unfortunately, this contract was awarded in 2012 and since then the contractor has taken his own speed on delivery.

“In line with the thinking of President Buhari, we had no option than continue with him since he has a legitimate extension and variation approval.

“Since government is a continuum, we decided to pursue this procurement vigorously,” he said.

The minister explained that there was need to ensure quick delivery on the project to enhance economic activities at the airport.

“Federal Government cannot continue to neglect Port Harcourt in terms of airport facilities, as it is one of the most important cities in the country, where our economy is being hatched.

“Unfortunately, this contractor is quite difficult; I’m totally disappointed at his slow pace of work and services,” he said.

The minister also disclosed his efforts to ensure possible completion of the project by effecting some variation approvals for the contractor.

“As a Minister for State Aviation, I had invited the contractor severally to my office to chart a way forward and I had also approved some variations for him.

“I also made it clear to him that there would be no more variation going forward until this project is delivered.

“We gave him time lines but he is not adhering to the time lines; I’m constrained to take drastic legal action against him when I leave here,” he declared.

  • New P/Harcourt airport terminal gets July completion date

The minister also disclosed that the new terminal for the airport will be completed in July.

Sirika added, “It is our hope that by July this year, we will deliver this airport despite some of the planning challenges and some of the errors we have identified in the past.

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Tinubu Denies Visiting Buhari Over Obasanjo’s Critical Statement

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A National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, said that his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari was not connected with the critical statement issued by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Buhari’s presidency.

The three men (in the picture above) had met behind closed-doors hours after Obasanjo released a statement critical of Buhari.


The internet was stimulated with reports that Mr. Buhari urgently called the meeting to discuss the political implication of Mr. Obasanjo’s letter.

However, Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state, issued a statement in which he clarified the meeting he and former Governor of Osun State, Bisi Akande, held with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.

Mr. Tinubu, via his Media Adviser, Tunde Rahman, disclosed that the meeting was long scheduled, and had nothing to do with the controversial statement by the former President.

The full statement by Mr. Tinubu reads:

Tinubu’s, Akande’s Visit Unconnected with Obasanjo’s Statement

Today’s visit by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande to the Presidential Villa was scheduled last week.

President Buhari periodically schedules talks with Asiwaju Tinubu and Baba Akande, as he does with other Nigerians and APC figures, to discuss substantive issues pertaining to the governance of the country and matters concerning the party.

This visit was one such meeting. As such, the meeting had nothing to do with the statement of former President Obasanjo.

It is totally unconnected. At the time of the meeting, Asiwaju Tinubu and Baba Akande were even unaware that President Obasanjo had released his statement.

Tinubu Media Office

Tunde Rahman

January 23, 2018

Meanwhile, the Presidency has kept mum as regards to Obasanjo’s critical statement in which he urged President Buhari not to run for re-election in 2019.

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Producer Of Ycee’s ‘Juice’, Adey Set To Sue Tinny Entertainment Over Non-Payment Of Royalties

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The song Juice by Ycee featuring Maleek Berry was unarguably one of the best works that emanated from the stable of Tinny Entertainment in 2017.

As one of the top songs on Ycee’s EP “The First Wave” Juice topped charts and got many positive reviews from music lovers and critics nationwide.

Meanwhile, the producer of the hit song, Adey has declared his intention to take up a legal action against, Ycee’s record label, Tinny Entertainment. According to the producer, he has not benefitted financially from the project despite the huge success of the song in the music market.

While he was been quizzed in a recent podcast about royalties and his own financial gains from the song, Adey said;

“No,” he said. “In terms of benefiting from that song, financially, I would say no.”

When questioned further on his claim, Adey disclosed that even though he has received “tiny” first payment from the song and signed appropriate papers, he is yet to receive any fees as royalties.

He said;

“I haven’t gotten any. I made more money from ‘Wavy level’ than I have made from ‘Juice’. The problem with Nigeria is that if you show your soft side too much, people always take you for a ‘dickhead’. That’s the truth about it. That’s why everyone is so guarded and so angry around here. You make one small step towards trusting someone, and they turn around and dump it on you.

“For me, the type of person I am, I will keep it moving. Regardless of ‘Juice’ or not, my life will still go on.

“What me I’m personally about is actually doing the right thing. I get upset when people who are close to you take measures to make sure they don’t do the right thing.”

Meanwhile, Adey was asked about the possibbility of him taking the matter to court, he responded in affirmation saying;

“It’s happening…they should be aware that it is coming. Both parties believe that they are right, but what is actually right is the black and white on the paper. I don’t want to dwell on it too much, but the fact of it is that it is a disservice to me.”

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“I Wrote 5 Songs For Drake’s ‘More Life’ Album” – Burna Boy

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Nigeria Reggae-Dancehall act, Burna Boy has revealed his contributions to Canadian Rapper, Drake’s “More Life” album project. The singer made this revelation during the listening party for his forthcoming album tagged “Outside”.

While speaking on how he met Drake in London and how meeting him resulted to their partner on the Canadian Rapper’s “More Life” project, Burna Boy spoke extensively on the level of hard he had to put into getting materials for Drake’s project.

In his words;

“I worked on 5 new songs for the project, and submitted them all.” he said

According to him, after getting confirmation from Drake’s team that one of the songs he wrote titled “More Life” will make the album but came out in different format and turned out to be the name of the whole album, he did not get deserved recognition and credit for writing a song that later broke the streaming charts on Billboard.

Burna Boy would later feature on the outro of the album ‘Get It Together’, which was a remake of South African DJ, Black Coffee, and Bucie’s 2010 single Superman. The new version had UK singer Jorja Smith, singing about fixing a strained relationship. Burna Boy’s More Life was reworked and sampled at the outro of the record in an almost unrecognisable form.

“They told me they had picked it, but when the song came out it was…chopped.” Burna Boy said.

Burna Boy however said he has moved on from that episode and stated that the original version of the More Life song he wrote would be on his forthcoming album “Outside,” which is set for release on January 26th, 2018.

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