A motion seeking the release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra was on Wednesday rejected by The Senate. The motion was sponsored by Osita Izunaso, All Progressives Congress (APC) senator representing Imo. The motion was titled “Condemning the disruptive nature of sit-at-home Demonstrations in south-east Nigeria”. The motion was also co-sponsored by all other senators from the south-east region. According to NAN, Izunaso said thousands of innocent lives had been lost since the sit-at-home order started, while properties worth over a trillion naira had been destroyed. This, he said, had resulted in investors leaving the region. “When people are forced to stay at home and businesses remain closed, productivity declines and income is reduced, thereby affecting livelihoods and economic growth,” he said. The senator also said the protests have disrupted the education of students and continually lead to acts of violence and clashes with law enforcement agencies, resulting in loss of lives. “Thus increases the potential for criminal elements to take advantage of the situation to engage in looting or other unlawful activities while the people stay at home,” he added. He said if the activities of Simon Ekpa, a self-acclaimed disciple of Kanu, who was issuing the illegal sit-at-home orders were not checked, he might succeed in corrupting the minds of Nigerian youths and turning them against the government. The senate in its resolutions, condemned the activities of Ekpa and the sit-at-home order but rejected the move to release Kanu. The red chamber invited the minister of foreign affairs when appointed and relevant stakeholders, to carry out a thorough investigation as well as bring other sponsors of the act to book. Explaining why it rejected the move to release Kanu, the Senate said it is because there is an ongoing litigation and the matter is before the court. The senate also observed a minute silence in honour of those who lost their lives as a result of the activities of the sit-at-home proponents.
BBNaija All Stars: I used to work for Frodd before I became popular – Whitemoney
Hazel Oyeze Onou, the Big Brother Naija All Stars housemate, who is also known as Whitemoney, has revealed that he used to work for colleague, Frodd before he became popular.He said before winning the Season 6 of the reality show, he used to work as a personal shopper for US-based businessman, Frodd who featured in the 4th season of the show.The singer disclosed this in a chat with fellow housemates in the ongoing all-star edition of the reality show.He said, “Before I became popular, I used to be Frodd‘s personal shopper.”Recall that Whitemoney won Big Brother Naija Season 6 tagged ‘Shine Ya Eye’ in 2021 and walked away with the N90 million grand prize.Whitemoney and Mercy are the only past winners competing for the N120 million cash prize in the ongoing all-star edition of the reality show.
Atiku Storms Tribunal For Final Battle in Petition Against Presidential Election
Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last presidential election, has stormed the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal for the final legal fireworks in his petition against the declaration of Bola Tinubu as winner of the election, Daily Post reports.Atiku, who dressed in a sky blue kaftan, arrived the Court of Appeal, venue of the tribunal, with a retinue of his political associates and friends.The former Vice President was heralded into the court room by several members of his legal team.At the time of this report, Atiku was the focus of action and visit inside the court room.His lead counsel, Chief Chris Uche SAN, has also arrived the Tribunal to engage Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, lead counsel to President Tinubu in the last legal fireworks for and against the declaration of Tinubu as winner of the February 25 presidential election.
BBNaija All Stars: I Love Tall, Dark Men – Phyna Names Housemate She’s Crushing On
Big Brother Naija Season 7 winner, Phyna has confessed that she’s crushing on one of the BBNaija All-Star housemate. According to Phyna, she has feelings for Pere Egbi. She admitted that she loves tall dark-skinned men. On her Twitter handle, Phyna wrote, “It’s as if @PereEgbi is entering my eyes oooh how we go do this one bayi, I love em dark tall men.” In another tweet, Phyna vowed to support Pere till he wins the ongoing Big Brother Naija All Stars edition. She wrote, “I’m so emotional right now. I’m just getting to see how Pere stood for me, I didn’t even know it was this much I’m seeing a lot of things I haven’t seen before today.“And he didn’t know me then oh“Omo pere till the last f**kin day and the darm money.”
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