It’s not easy being young, rich and famous. All ‘dem groupies want a piece of you…and when you’re sleeping, they take a photo to show off to their friends. Guess who I was with last night? Lol. And isn’t this the second time this is happening to him?
Global recording company Sony Music Entertainment is proud to announce the signing of Nigerian megastar D’Banj to its RCA Africa label. The breakthrough deal also includes a multi-album, worldwide exclusive contract with emerging Nigerian singer-songwriter star Kayswitch and a strategic partnership with D’Banj’s Nigerian record label DB Records, who’s catalog includes artists and producers such as J.Sol, Jay Sleek and DeeVee.
Sony Music’s RCA Records label hosts a family of global superstar artists and a catalog of music, which includes some of the most important recordings in history. The signing landmarks a historic moment, which sees Africa’s number one superstar artist D’Banj join Africa’s number one music and entertainment company Sony Music.
“Partnering with D’Banj is a seminal event for us at Sony Music Entertainment Africa. We’ve always admired his talent and to be able to assist with bringing D’Banj’s music to millions of fans, established and new, across the continent is an honour for us. There are still so many to whom an artist like D’Banj has so much to offer that we can see a brand new era emanating from this phase in his career. We are very excited about being a part of it. ” Says Managing Director of Sony Music Entertainment Sean Watson.
“Partnering with the leading music company in Africa is a natural fit for me and DB Records to ensure my music can be available to my fans across every corner of Africa and in countries where they’ve never been able to access my music in a legitimate way, instantly as its released anywhere else in the world. It’s a new era for Africa, the birthplace of music and I’m excited about this very powerful partnership with Sony Music through which we will give birth together to a new era with endless opportunities for my fans, producers, artists and the start of a new time for a revolution in music from Africa. Nothing is impossible!” says D’Banj
D’Banj (born Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo) signed to a Pan African multi-album deal with Sony Music’s RCA Records. He has also concluded an exclusive management deal with Sony Music and strategic partner ROCKSTAR4000 for the continent. Under the deal D’Banj will join Sony Music’s Pan African RCA Label in the family of such superstar artists as Usher, Chris Brown, R Kelly, Alicia Keys, P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Pitbull, Britney Spears, Jamie Foxx, Justin Timberlake, Ke$ha, T-Pain and Miguel.
“We are really excited to be partnering up with DBanj and his DB Records label. DBanj is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars in Africa who continues to deliver world-class hits. What we’ve seen from DB Records so far is an energetic mix of hot new sounds and great new artists like Kayswitch, who we believe will impact right across Africa. The recent launch of iTunes in Africa means that Nigerian fans and those elsewhere on the continent will now readily be able to access this amazing music as soon as it comes to market.” Noted Spiro Damaskinos, Director of RCA Records Africa
“Since the first time I met the incredible talent that is D’Banj in Lagos a few years ago, headlining the first of many shows we did together, I knew he was destined for musical greatness. Indeed D’Banj went on to smash all expectations around the world. He has always flown the Nigerian and African flag higher and higher and broken down the barriers for many of Africa’s great talent to follow through. We are thrilled to now have D’Banj in the family with Sony Music and RCA Records and to represent him across the African continent. Together we can take his amazing music and talent to even greater heights and new audiences, as well as launch emerging new stars such as Kayswitch through this landmark partnership” says Jandre Louw, FOUNDER and CEO of ROCKSTAR4000
DBANJ (a stage name that is a combination of the first letter of his first name and part of his last name) is an extremely talented Nigerian-born, singer-songwriter-musician who has become an International Superstar blending sounds from AfroBeats, AfroPop and AfroFusion music genres. D’Banj literally broke contemporary sounds and music from Africa onto the mainstream Global stage recently with his smash-hit ‘Oliver Twist’. ‘Oliver Twist’ has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide to date. The single debuted at number 9 on the UK National charts just behind the likes of Rihanna and Tulisa.
D’BANJ’s musical mentor and influence is the late Afrobeat Maestro – the legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti and like him, he performs in Yoruba, English and Pidgin English.
As an energetic, crowd-pleasing live entertainer, D’BANJ has performed alongside many international artists on stages all over the world from the 1st Edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards to the ‘Koko Concert‘ LIVE in London at the O2 Arena amongst others.
As a recording artist and performer D’BANJ has won a whole host of awards including Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007, Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009, BET Awards of 2011 for Best International Act, Best African Act – (MOBO Awards 2012), Most Gifted Male Video of the Year (Channel O 2012 MVA’s).
D’Banj has also established himself as a television celebrity on Nigerian TV’s “Koko Mansion”.
In 2011 Kanye West penned a deal with D’banj onto his G.O.O.D. Music label in the USA. D’Banj also signed with Mercury in the UK. Over the course of his career D’BANJ has worked with Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Jay Z, Kid Cudi, LA Reid, Tinie Tempah and Rio Ferdinand. A humanitarian at heart, D’BANJ is the founder of Koko Foundation for Youth and Peace Development. He is also Nigeria’s first United Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace.
“The Sony Music / D’Banj strategic partnership is the key catalyst to change the business and face of Music across Africa, especially in the key areas of quality, distribution and content management”, says the Chidi Okeke, Managing Director of MComm, leading West African music Distribution Company and strategic partner to Sony in the region. “This deal represents a major breakthrough in achieving our vision of delivering quality music across the continent on diverse platforms. The immediate benefits include the improvement in the distribution value chain, quality control and direct economic benefits to individual parties and the continent at large. We are positioned to create the necessary support platforms and initiatives to drive this partnership to the maximum, and the long-term plan is to fully penetrate the significantly untapped African market for music and content in general” he added.
D’Banj’s passionate drive, coupled to his talent and creativity, regularly delivers appealing music productions and entertaining live performances ensuring his continuous relevance in the music market. He remains one of the most celebrated superstars from Nigeria and the African continent to break into the international music scene.
Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Waziri Tambuwal yesterday signed a warrant of arrest on heads of 16 revenue collecting agencies over their refusal to appear before the House Committee on Finance on non-remittance of N1.3 trillion revenue.
Committee chairman Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin (PDP, Kano) had moved a motion on matters of urgent public importance informing the House of failure of affected agencies to honour their several invitations and provide details of their Internally Generated Revenues (IGR) as part of the 2013 budget revenue frame work.
Tambuwal then directed Jibrin to write to him and list the erring agencies.
A copy of the arrest warrant signed by the Speaker indicated that CBN governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, NNPC Group Managing Director Engr. Andrew Yakubu are among those listed.
To face arrest also include heads of AMCON, FCT, FAAN, Pension Commission of Nigeria, NIMASA, NPA, among others.
Meanwhile, the police head-quarters in Abuja said no warrant was transmitted to it from the National Assembly for the arrest of anybody, police spokesman said.
Reports say that a Covenant University, Ogun State student was recently suspended after he was caught watching the music video teaser for Jarmeu’s ‘Booty Bash’.
The student (identity withheld), was caught watching the nearly x-rated music video of Jarmeu, who is one of Nigeria’s fast rising artistes. The school, which is owned by Nigeria’s billionaire’s pastor, David Oyedepo’s Winners Chapel Church, as gathered, does not allow the use of mobile phones by its students.
So, when the student’s phone was seized, it was discovered that he was watching a music video that had the flaunting of ‘booties’, which belonged to Jarmeu. The student was then punished for ‘indecent conduct’ and got suspended from the school by the school authorities.
The Spaniard, who has also been targeted by number of clubs on the continent, has made clear that he would prefer a move to the north London outfit over Chelsea and Manchester City.
Representatives of the former Barcelona manager have let it be known to the north London club that he would be very keen to be considered for the manager’s job if it was to become available next year.
Guardiola, who is on a year’s sabbatical in New York, is in the frame for leading posts in England, as well as Continental giants like AC Milan, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain.
The wait is over for Pope Benedict XVI’s many Twitter followers, and they have been quick to respond to the much anticipated first tweet from his personal account Wednesday morning.
Using the handle @Pontifex — meaning “bridge builder” in Latin — he posted: “Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.”
A flood of tweets expressing joy, admiration, antagonism and skepticism followed from the Twitterverse, not to mention a fair few jokes.
“Wow! Is this true?! Pope Benedict XVI has started tweeting! Welcome Your Holliness! I’m grateful for your blessing! Follow him!” tweeted @Joyful_Minoz.
“Our Pope Benedict XVI has a twitter account! Coolest Pope in history!” wrote @alexaSaclao.
“@pontifex welcome on twitter. Glad you are now reachable to openly discuss gay marriage, birth control and gender equality!” said @wimremes.
Some are more skeptical about the pontiff’s personal involvement.
“For the first time in history, a man can communicate directly with some low-level press officer in Vatican,” tweeted @EsaMakinen.
A Vatican official told CNN last week that the pope would compose the tweets for the new account himself. But while the pontiff pressed the button to send his very first tweet, others are expected to send future tweets on his behalf.
The pope followed up his first message with two more tweets within minutes.
“How can we celebrate the Year of Faith better in our daily lives?” asked one.
The answer: “By speaking with Jesus in prayer, listening to what he tells you in the Gospel and looking for him in those in need.”
This prompted comment that the pontiff had missed the point about social media being interactive.
“@Pontifex is answering his own tweets now. That’s not really how it works, Your Holiness,” said @exitthelemming.
The pope’s venture into social media has also sparked a flurry of jokes.
Comedy writer Colm Tobin tweeted: “RT @Pontifex Thou shalt not covet your neighbour’s Twitter followers.”
“I hear he’s changing it to ‘thou shall not covet thy neighbour’s wifi,’ ” was another tweeter’s humorous take.
An hour after his first tweet, the pope had around 700,000 followers on his English-language account. He is also tweeting in seven other languages, including Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic.
This prompted admiration from some fellow tweeters.
“Brilliant that @Pontifex tweets in 8 languages simultaneously incl. Arabic … : Truly pioneering,” said @gsurya.
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“Not even I could manage 8 Twitter accounts. I suppose @Pontifex has God on his side,” remarked @BizPaul.
However, not everyone was impressed. “So disappointed that @Pontifex did not write his first tweet in Latin,” said @laiabalcells.
The secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Monsignor Paul Tighe, told Vatican Radio that the sending of the first tweet was “an extraordinary moment.”
The attention it sparked within the “Twitterverse” was quite impressive, he said, with more than 2,000 retweets in under two minutes.
Vatican officials said last week that anyone could send in a question to the pope’s personal account via the hashtag #askpontifex or #B16.
Pope Benedict has some previous experience at tweeting, having launched the official Vatican news site on Twitter, @news_va_en, in June of last year.
Other religious leaders have found great success with Twitter. The 140-character limit for tweets allows for short messages, perfect for small verses of scripture or inspiration.
The Dalai Lama (@DalaiLama), Rick Warren (@RickWarren), Joel Osteen (@JoelOsteen) and scores of other religious leaders spread their messages via the site.
A commentary written by Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi for Vatican Radio last week said: “140 characters — the number contained in a tweet — are quite a few. Most of the verses of the Gospel have less; the beatitudes are much shorter. A little concision isn’t bad.”
He added that while short messages on Twitter could not carry the whole teachings of the Catholic Church, they would help spread the word to those who wanted to hear.
“Of course the world will not be saved by tweets but among a billion baptised Catholics and among the seven billion people of the world; several million people will be able to feel the Pope is closer in this way too, hearing him say a word for them, a spark of wisdom to bear in their minds and hearts and to share with their twitter friends,” he wrote. “A new service of the Gospel.”
While Benedict is the first Catholic pope to take to Twitter, he isn’t the first twitterized pope. That honor goes to His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, the 118th pope of the Coptic Church of Egypt. But Pope Tawadros has around 6,300 Twitter followers; Benedict had tens of thousands on his first day out.
John Paul II, who preceded Benedict, was the first pontiff to use the Internet, and the 20th century saw a string of other milestones for popes using technology to reach the masses. Pope Pius XI made the first papal radio broadcast in 1931. His successor, Pope Pius XII, made the first papal television appearance in 1946.
A fatal accident occurred on Wednesday when a granite-carrying truck rammed into students who had just closed from school.
About eight students were feared dead from the accident which occurred in Itori village of Ogun State. The victims are believed to be students of Itori Comprehensive High School, located in Ewekoro Local Government Area of the State.
The accident occurred when the truck swerved off the road. It led to a violent protest by the victims’ colleagues, who smashed vehicles and destroyed several property on sight.
A witness said the truck, with registration number LAGOS XZ 628 AKD, was coming from Abeokuta, the state capital, when it veered off the median.
Some of the protesters also complained about the late arrival of the security and rescue officials to the accident scene. Many motorists plying the road, located along the old Abeokuta-Lagos road, could not hold back tears on arriving at the scene.
As at the time of filing this report, an Armoured Personnel Carrier, belonging to the Ogun State Police Command arrived at the scene of the accident, to restore order preparatory to the evacuation of victims.
When contacted, the Itori Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Fatai Bakare, confirmed the accident.
Franca Abumen, a 27 years old Nigerian, living in Rome, Italy, has met her untimely death in the hands of an unknown men who brutally murdered her by tying her ankles and strangling her to death with a black cord, tied around her neck.
Franca was killed in the woods of Stifone, between Narni Waters, in Rome and her body was found 24 hours after her death on Sunday 10th of December, 2012; after her friends called the police to declare her missing when she failed to return home from work (prostitution).
The police commands Carabinieri in Rome and Viterbo are working together to give the killers names and faces as soon as possible.
May her soul rest in peace!
Aminu Lamido was flagged after he declared $10,000 in his possession to agents of of the Nigerian customs at the airport. However further checks by agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the airport revealed that he was carrying a lot of money far higher than was disclosed.
Custom officials at the airport told SaharaReporters that Mr. Aminu travels frequently with huge wads of cash ostensibly to launder money on behalf of his father and some officials of the state.
EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren confirmed the arrest to SaharaReporters, saying that EFCC office in Kano will charge the governor’s son to court as soon as practicable.
1. Goldie _This diva was among the finalists for the BBA 2012. During the competition, she was having an affair with Kenyan Star Preezo. This did not go down well with some Nigerian audience of the show (maybe they believed that she was downgrading Nigeria via the act). After her eviction from the show, she received alot of insults on the internet.
2. GEJ _ He has been insulted more than any other president in the world in 2012. Wetin he do? Removal of fuel subsidy, not been able to get to the root of many probes, the list is endless.
3. Munachi _She celebrated her birthday recently & wore a dress which revealed some part of her bosom. This thing vex plenty of her fans cos she received some yabis ontop d mata. Some even say na market she dey advertise.
4. Diezani Alison Madueke _This woman is not a favorite among Nigerians. Since the time of the fuel subsidy removal, she’s referred to as the Frog Eyed Woman. Wetin she do? You can state that.
5. Tonto Dike _Her new songs High & It’s Over now have millions of views & downloads on internet. But it’s like these songs earned her alot of hatred from music fans nationwide. She was renamed Toto Decay and a notable comedian even made jest of her recently.
Wetin she do? I can’t really answer that but I know that she get many haters. Them say she no humble & she’s sultry. From the time she tweeted that she will give N1million to anyone who know the meaning of her car’s customised plate number ‘Pokolo’ (How the hell did she want people to know if she didn’t say it). Need I say more about her cos you may get ‘high until it’s over’.
Feel free to add to the list!
In terms of motivations for marriage, thus far I’ve been focusing mostly on delusional thinking processes caused by fantasies we create during the cocaine-rush phase of relationships. For example, within the context of a short courtship, two delusional reasons for getting married are “because it feels like I’ve known you forever, even though we just met” and “because our love story would make a great movie.”
There are a number of other equally bad reasons to take the plunge. These generally fall into three categories—anxiety, inadequacy, and self-centered pragmatics.
If you are contemplating marriage or are “on the hunt” for a spouse, I’d advise you to get honest with yourself and plumb the depths of your motivations. Do your motivations stem from any of the following thoughts?
I want to get married…
• because all of my friends are doing it.
• because I don’t know if I’ll get another chance if I take a pass on this one.
• because I want to feel secure.
• because I don’t want to deal with the dating world anymore.
These motivations are fear based. Anxiety is driving the bus when we fear that we will be left behind, when we accept the premise that a full and interesting life without a spouse is less successful than a partnered life, or when we believe that marriage will give us a sense of security that we cannot experience without a partner.
In a way, the person who marries for these reasons is looking to his or her partner to function as a different type of drug—not cocaine, but some type of sedative in this case. The supposed stability and security of the marital bond is sought as an antidote to the tumultuousness of “life on the outside.” When one looks to one’s partner to be any type of drug instead of a living, breathing human being with an agenda of his or her own, the result is often a short-lived bond.
A second category of unwise motivation is marrying because of feelings of inadequacy, typified by any of the following thoughts:
I want to get married…
• because the person I’m dating loves me and that makes me feel special and lovable.
• because marriage will show everyone that I’m an adult.
• because marriage will demonstrate that someone wants me.
• because this will bring my life into better focus.
• because I’m lonely.
If your motivations fall within this category, please consider some of the future blog posts I’ll submit about self-esteem and marital success (upcoming in the next couple months). I’ll need some space to address this issue in a meaningful way.
Finally, a third category of misguided motivation is shallow pragmatics, which boils down to thoughts such as these:
I want to get married…
• because we’ve dated awhile and this is the next logical step to take.
• because I want to register for nice things and create a Pottery Barn nest for myself.
• because I will not get stationed with this hottie I’m dating unless I marry him/her (for those in the military).
As someone who hears the stories that people don’t tell in polite society, I continue to be surprised at the frequency of motivations like these. Ultimately, motivations in any of these categories are likely to result in what author Pamela Paul has referred to as a “starter marriage.”
A swarm of bees on Wednesday disrupted the on-going second semester examination at Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola. Our reporter said the students were ready to start their papers in the morning when the bees numbering thousands poured into the examination hall, leading to commotion as everyone took to their heels to avoid being attacked.
“We were sent packing by bees this morning and we have to abandon the examination hall,” one of the affected students said.
Courtesy Daily Trust
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Tonto recently put a photo of Iyanya on her Blackberry Display Picture and wrote:
Dere re Truly Amazing people out there, dey make d World Very Eazy & Happy to Live in *U are 1 of Dem*
Heard Iyanya is really smitten with the actress because ‘she’s one of the realist women he has ever met’. Good for them.
A bride was arrested on suspicion of glassing a guest in the face on her wedding day after being involved in a 12-man brawl.
The 32-year-old from Kent, who has been named locally as Amy Ward, spent her first night of married life in jail and was still wearing her wedding dress when she was arrested by police in the early hours of yesterday morning.
She was released without charge as the 29-year-old victim who suffered cuts to his face did not want to press charges.
It is believed the bride was trying to defend her husband from being attacked by a guest.
The groom, a 54-year-old man believed to be Allen Herve, was treated at the scene for a cut to his elbow by paramedics after he tried to intervene in the fight.
The bust up took place at the Bromley Court Hotel in Bromley, Kent at 1am yesterday following her wedding on Saturday afternoon.
Police and paramedics were scrambled to the hotel after guests dialled 999 and found two men, one aged 29 and one aged 30, suffering from facial injuries.
The 29-year-old was rushed to Darent Valley Hospital in Datford, Kent, suffering from cuts to the face and the 30-year-old was taken to Princess Royal University Hospital in Orpington with a broken nose.
Miss Ward was arrested in front of scores of wedding guests on suspicion of assaulting the 29-year-old man who suffered cuts to his face – believed to have been caused by a broken bottle or a glass.
The bride, from Orpington, was not responsible for the injuries sustained by the second man.
It is not known whether Miss Ward has taken her husband’s surname. The groom, a senior council manager, has been named locally as Allen Herve.
Mr Herve, who married Miss Ward – 22 years his junior – is believed to be the CCTV Enforcement and Contract Manager at the London Borough of Bromley.
Miss Ward was kept in custody overnight at Bromley Police Station, but released on Sunday afternoon after the victim declined to press charges or assist police with the investigation.
She was given a caution for affray.
A friend, who does not want to be named, said tonight the bride was trying to defend her husband.
She said: ‘There is absolutely no way that Amy and Allen caused the trouble – far from it. There was a guest at the wedding who behaved like a complete animal and he caused the trouble.
‘I’ve never known either Amy or Allen to get involved in anything like this before, it’s not in their character.
‘This guest got more and more drunk throughout the reception, increasingly misbehaved and acted totally out of order. He was rude and aggressive and he was upsetting lots of people at the reception.
‘The trouble started when he attacked Allen who had been trying to reason with him, telling him to behave.
‘Amy saw Allen being attacked and was desperately trying to stop it. I didn’t see her hit the man but he definitely deserved something for the way he behaved.
‘Neither of them was in any way to blame for this.
‘I’m sure you can imagine how they must be feeling, no one would want something like this to happen at their wedding.’
Police said that a ’12-man brawl’ kicked off just before 1am and that officers were called by guests who reported a ‘disturbance’.
A police spokesman said today: ‘Police were called to a disturbance at a wedding party at the Bromley Court Hotel at 1am on Sunday.
‘When officers arrived there was a brawl between 12 guests and the bride, who was easily identifiable because she was still wearing her wedding dress.
‘She was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a 29-year-old man who had received cuts to his face.
‘A 30-year-old man was also treated for a broken nose, but his assailant is unknown and the groom received cuts to his elbow.’
He added: ‘The bride was kept in custody overnight, but because the 29-year-old victim did not want to press charges or help police with its investigation she was given a police caution for affray and released without charge.’
A source said: ‘It will be a night to remember for all the wrong reasons.’
Mr Herve’s two grown-up daughters – Kelly, 31, and Hayley, 29 – from a previous marriage were both at the wedding party.
Mr Herve is believed to have worked at the council for more than 12 years, after taking the job in June 2000.
A spokesman for the council said today: ‘Mr Herve is on annual leave at the moment as he got married on Saturday.
‘He is due back at work on January 2.’
When asked about the wedding day brawl, she said: ‘I’m afraid I wasn’t invited and don’t know anything about the incident.’
A 22-year old woman, Mrs. Tawa Rawan, has landed in big trouble was after she sent thugs to beat up her secret lover, Akeem Ganiyu, 25, at their Bariga area, Lagos State over a disagreement, PMNews reports.
The thugs operated outside their brief, instead of beating up Ganiyu, as directed by Rawan, they ended up killing him after inflicting several machete cuts on his body.
Rawan has been arrested by the police for her alleged involvement in the murder. The police also arrested her accomplices, identified as Joshua Damilola, 27, Akintude Sodiq, 25 and 17-year old Ismaila Riliwan. The fourth accomplice, Abiodun Adeleke, is on the run.
The incident happened at the victim’s house at 91, Arobadele Street, Bariga Lagos.
Narrating the incident, Rawan, mother of two kids, said she had a quarrel with the deceased and he slapped her, took away the money she made from bread sales.
According to her, she contacted those men to help her recover her money and to avenge the assault on her and not to kill Ganiyu. She said she was still shocked that he was killed in the process.
On her relationship with the late Ganiyu, she said he was her lover and that she is from Oyo State and married to another man with kids.
PMNews gathered that while she was still with her husband, she was also dating other men, including Ganiyu secretly.
One of the suspects, Damilola said they did not intend to kill him, but used the machete after he attacked them with a bottle. “We went to ask him about his problem with Rawan. Instead of answering us, he snatched a broken bottle and stabbed me”, he stated.
He said he went to the bread factory and brought a machete and inflicted injury that resulted in Ganiyu’s death. “I am at a loss on what to do and I don’t know how I am going to get out of this”, he cried at the station.
Another suspect, Sodiq, confessed that Rawan was also his lover but he did not take part in the fighting.
A witness told PMNews that the late Ganiyu sustained several injuries on his body following the machete attack on him, adding that he died because he lost too much blood. The body has been deposited at the Gbagada General Hospital for autopsy.
Police sources also told PMNews that the suspects would soon be charged to court for conspiracy and murder.
Ganiyu’s sister, Nafisat Ismail, who sells bread at his 91, Arobadade residence, demanded for the release of her brother’s corpse so that he could be given a decent burial like a true Muslim.
She said their aged parents who are farmers in Iseyin, Oyo State were in support of her decision because as a Muslim, Ganiyu’s burial should not be unnecessarily delayed.
“If it looks like it then it is. It does abi? then it is! For me to boldly wear this, I know what it would cause, so I am saying let them talk.
“Yes I am wearing an engagement ring, whether it is for fashion or for real nobody knows. It is left for you to decide whether it is for real or I am wearing it for fashion or I am simply looking for trouble,” she told a reporter.
It would be recalled that Stella once married Jaiye Aboderin, a promising man who died mysteriously. She dated other men before settling down with Nzeribe, unfortunately the marriage didn’t last six months before it got dissolved.
The need for the society to come to the aid of mentally unstable persons was the subject of debate yesterday in the Area 10, Garki in Abuja.
A lady who is likely to be in her twenties, was seen talking to no one in particular as she intermittently screamed at the top of her voice, while carrying some pure water on her head, apparently for sale.
As this reporter walked towards her, she quickly brought out a mobile phone from a black polythene bag. She then tried to make a call, as she pointed to our correspondent saying “I go call police. Go back! Go!”
The incident which occurred in front of the Cyprian Ekwensi Centre for Arts and Culture, halted business activities for about eight minutes as those around including traders, vendors, books and recharge card sellers, okrika (second-hand clothes) dealers, among others watched the “performance” of the unknown hawker in amazement.
A middle aged man selling oranges told DailyPost that it was the second time the lady was causing a spectacle this month. He wondered who her relatives were and why they allowed her to roam about the streets in such condition.
A male bystander, himself a hawker, said: “This kind thing no good. At least make government or some people try to help the girl. I dey feel bad for her,” the worried man added.