Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has reacted to his victory in the Anambra State governorship election.
Soludo, who was governor of the central bank of Nigeria between 2004 and 2009, was declared the winner by INEC after he won 19 of the 21 local governments areas including Ihiala LGA.
While giving his acceptance speech on Wednesday morning, Soludo credited the results to the will of God.
In his words ;
“Let me say that with utmost humility and gratitude to God, I accept the result of the 2021 Anambra governorship election, as declared by INEC. And this reflects the supreme will of the Almighty God and the overwhelming sacred mandate of the people.”
”At this moment we must remember and must continue to remember all those who died during the course of this moment, especially the three policemen who were killed by unknown gunmen during our town hall meeting with youths in my ward. May God continue to grant their souls eternal rest”
“Lagos is a fun place but people there are so hungry” – Zlatan speaks on life in Lagos state (Video)
Popular Nigerian singer, Zlatan has spoken on what life is like living in Nigeria’s commercial city, Lagos State.
The “Lagos anthem” crooner in an interview with Harry Pinero and Henrie on Who We Be Talks podcast, described Lagos as a fun place but asserted that most of the residents of the state are hungry.
According to him, Lagos is a city of hustlers, where everyone is constantly striving to make ends meet and provide for their family.
“Lagos is the city of hustlers, Lagos is great, Lagos is fun, although the government don’t really care about use like that. But Lagos is fun, you can see the drive, people try all possible means to get what they want, people don’t rest in Lagos”, he said
Watch video below,
In other news, a Nigerian man who was probably jaded by the perils of living and working in Lagos recently quit his bank job to become a surf instructor for tourists at a beach.
Twitter user with the handle @Qossi_ who shared the story said when the man was asked why he quit, the young man stated that he is tired of the fiercely competitive struggle in the job.
“An acquaintance recently quit his bank job as SBO, moved out of his 3 bedroom apartment at Ikeja and relocated to Tarkwa Bay to smoke weed and be a surf instructor for tourist. Far from the life I want but damn you can hear the genuine happiness in his voice when he speaks. Dude said he was tired of the rat race. Plus the tranquil, clean oxygen, the relaxed vibe, etc the beach rings.” He tweeted.
Distraught mother begs Lagos state govt to help rescue her 25-year-old daughter trapped in the rubble at Ikoyi building collapse
A distraught mother has begged the Lagos state government to help rescue her daughter trapped in the ruins of the Ikoyi 21-storey building collapse.
The woman in an interview with Channels TV, identified her daughter as, Zainab Oyindamola and stated that she has been in the rubble since the building collapsed on Monday, November 1st.
According to her, her daughter, a 25-year-old IT student came out of the site shortly before the collapse to buy food.
Speaking on how she knew her daughter is in the rubble, she said that it was the food vendors who confirmed to her that Zainab was in the building when it collapsed as she returned back to the site after buying food from them.
Watch her speak below,
Meanwhile, an official of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mr Ibrahim, has stated that voices have been heard from under the rubbles of the 21-storey building that collapsed in Ikoyi, Lagos state on Monday, November 1.
Ibrahim in an interview with Arise TV on Tuesday morning, November 2 noted that efforts are being made to rescue the people whose voices have been heard underground.
“Yesterday night we were able to recover another body. We now have five alive, four dead. We had a little break of about one to two hours. By the time we woke up, we were hearing voices underground and that is what we are now trying to do. The heavy weight on top, we want to bring them down to get to them. We have isolated their locations already and we are trying to get to them”. He said.
News reaching us this hour is that of a collapsed 21-storey building in the Ikoyi area of Lagos.
According to reports surrounding the news, quite a number of people are said to be trapped in the building which appears to be a construction site.
The building, which is under construction is located at off Alexander way, Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos State.
According to Arise News, scores are trapped in the rubble including the owner of the building.
One person believed to be a construction worker has pulled out.
A photo of the state the building was in before it collapsed has been shared online. See below,
More details as the news develops will be shared…
#EndSARS memorial: Cab Driver assaulted by LNSC and police officers demands N500 million compensation from Lagos state government
The Uber driver who made the news after he assaulted by officials of the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps (LNSC) and Nigeria Police Force during the first anniversary of the #EndSARS protest at the Lekki toll gate in the state on Wednesday, October 20, has demanded an N500 million compensation from the state government
In a letter written by his lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, the Cabbie known as Clement Adedotun also demanded that disciplinary measures be taken against the men who assaulted him and that they should be prosecuted in court in line with the Anti-Torture Act and the Criminal Law of Lagos State. He is also demanding a written apology from the state government.
Inihebe in a statement released said Adedotun’s vehicle has been returned but in a bad condition. The letter stated that the agents of the state government broke and damaged the front windscreen of his Toyota Corolla. The vehicle was in good condition before it was towed away on Wednesday, October 20. But upon reaching where the vehicle was taken to on Friday, 22nd October 2021, Adedotun said he saw the destruction done to his vehicle by agents of the state government.
Inibehe said the implication is that Adedotun cannot use the vehicle to earn a living until it is repaired.
CLement’s Lawyer said the Lagos State Government has 48 hours to give in to their demands or face legal action.
Popular Nigerian Singer, has shared his thought on children of Nigerian politicians.
The “overkilling it” crooner took to his Twitter handle to ask if the children of politicians ever tackle their fathers concerning the state of the nation.
His tweet reads ;
I know this is a stupid thought. But sometimes I wonder if the children of these politicians ever tell their dads something like “daddy you dey f#ck up. Pple dey suffer”. I guess not because how would University of Cambridge fees be paid? Daddy has to keep stealing & politicking!
“This sapa go reach everybody” – Cubana Chiefpriest reacts to photo of ex-Ekiti State governor, Fayose on a bike
Celebrity barman, Cubana Chiefpriest has reacted to a photo of former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose on a commercial motorcycle, popularly known as Okada.
It was earlier reported that Nigerian politician,, Ayodele Fayose was spotted on a commercial motorcycle in the Ikeja area of Lagos state.
Fayose who had a flight to catch had to take bike to his destination because of the hectic Lagos traffic. In the photos that found it’s way to the internet the ex-governor was seated on the bike with his security aide sitting behind him.
Reacting to the photo, the king of night life shared it on his Instagram page and captioned it,
“This Pic Na Lesson To All These Governors Doing Their Fellow Citizens Anyhow, Once You Tenure Finish E Go Clear For Your Eyes, If He Was Still To Be Governor Na PJ✈️ But Now Baba Dey Jump Okada? To Catch Airpeace✈️ Treat Your Citizens Well We All Are The Same, Nothing Last Forever, This Sapa Wey We Dey Suffer Now Go Reach Everybody”.
See his post below,
Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce) has dislodged squatters, removed shanties and evacuated the abandoned vehicles under Iganmu Bridge after expiration of the three-day notice served on the illegal occupiers of the area on Monday.
The Chairman of the Task Force, CSP Shola Jejeloye, speaking after the exercise on Thursday, disclosed that the State Government intends to put the location to good use immediately in order to ensure illegal squatters do not return to the place.
He recalled that during a visit by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu it was agreed that the location should be decongested as part of efforts to remove the traffic gridlock in Apapa.
Jejeloye explained that the occupants of the Iganmu Underbridge had been informed to leave the area six months ago before they were served the 72-hour removal notice on Monday.
He noted that relevant Government agencies including the Ministry of The Environment and Water Resources, Lagos Waste Management Agency (LAWMA), LASPARK and security agencies have been mandated to take possession of the area for clean up and management.
The Chairman envisaged that clearing of the location and dislodgement of squatters would bring to an end the incessant traffic robberies, indiscriminate parking of trucks, environmental nuisance and sale of hard drugs prevalent in the area.
“The State Government would adequately maintain this place. This will discourage the squatters from returning, especially those who use the area for illegal activities and hideouts”, he stated.
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The anger, the resentment is real. People of South East and Imo State in particular, do not want to see with their eyes, anything that connects with the president, Gen. M. Buhari anywhere in and around their state.
There has been reports of defacement of any public utility or signage that bears the name of Muhammadu Buhari, even right from the administration of Governor Rochas Okorocha, who at one time commissioned a road he rehabilitated and renamed to Muhammadu Buhari road only for the signage to be destroyed barely 24 hours after.
Seen below is a road sign for one of the recently reconstructed roads by Governor Hope Uzodimma, the Federal Secretariat-World Bank road
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An investigation by Vanguard yesterday revealed that over twelve unknown gunmen have been arrested in Imo state, linked to the series of attacks on police formations and Owerri Correctional Center.
Vanguard gathered in Owerri, that the arrests started with the bursting of one of their camps four days ago, in Oguta local government area of Imo State, by security operatives.
This followed another of the unknown gunmen, arrested in Ihitte Uboma Local government area, whose name was given as Izuchukwu Ohaeri.
Furthermore, Vanguard was told that arrests have been made in their different camps and meeting venue from where the unknown gunmen take off to carry out their operations of killings and burning of police stations.
According to a police source, explained to Vanguard that, “On 17/04/2021 at Ihitte Uboma local government area at about 02:26 pm, operatives as a follow up of an attack on correctional centre and police headquarters in Owerri on the wee hour of 05/04/2021 arrested one Izuchukwu Ohaeri, aged 31 years, his from Isiwenke, Amakohia in Ihitte Uboma local government area of Imo state.”
The police source alleged that “He is a strong member of the group who has been killing security agencies personnel and burning their vehicles as well as police stations. He has confessed to the crimes committed.
“The arrested was made days after they murdered two policemen at Umutanze in Orlu local government area of Imo State, on 05/01/2021.”
Another source who spoke to Vanguard said: “The security operatives have been doing a lot since four days ago, they have been identifying these so-called unknown gunmen. Many arrests have been made over 12 of them have been arrested in connection with the killings and burning of police stations. This is why you see somehow the relative peace we are experiencing in the state.
“In the next few days, I know that there will be a lot of improvements in the area of security. Going by the arrests of these unknown gunmen in different local government areas.”