Nigerian musician and convener of the popular 30Billion Crew Davido has been caught in the news after a man allegedly accused his father of buying private jets up and down rather than channeling the money to construct good roads for his people of Osun.
It all started when the Superstar made a tweet on his verified Twitter account @Davido where he shared his disappointing views about the roads in Osun. He tweeted and captioned
All roads is Osun f**ked up ! Everything still the same smh Sad
As always expect fans to comments and react and the one which got people talking the most was when a fan said this to Davido
Your daddy buying Private jets up and down why don’t you tell your daddy to channels the money to provide good roads for his people
Is this through? what d you think about the tweet said by the man after accusing Davido’s Dad.
We all know he has the money to build roads but will the government allow him do that???
It was an agressive moment which nearly ended in a fight after Bishop David Oyedepo was denied entry into the United States Of America.
The general overseer of Winners Chapel World Life and Living Faith Church became furious at the American Embassy Clerks in Lagos when he was told that Nigerians are not allowed in the States till further notice.
The Bishop stood his grounds that he was not new to America. He has been travelling to America over years and for that matter, they should check his records. There is not a single day he has overstayed nor committed any offence whenever he is in the states.
The clerks made him aware that they are working under the authority of the American President, Donald Trump who has placed a ban on Nigerians travelling to America. He was driven out to make calls when he tried to make calls at the embassy.
Later developments on his refusal to enter America is that they feared Bishop may not return to Nigeria again.
The United Kingdom has issued a warning that terrorists may likely hit Nigeria, just as it issued a security alert to her citizens in Nigeria.
The advisory comes in the wake of the tension between Iran and the US over the assassination of the Iranian military commander, Qassen Soleimani.
Soleimani, a top Iranian general who led the Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force; and was widely considered as one of the most powerful Iranian leaders after the Grand Ayatollah; was killed in a US drone strike on Thursday.
The targeted killing is the latest escalation between the US and Iran. US maintains it is time to take Soleimani off the battle field.
Consequently, the security alert points to likely terrorist attacks and kidnappings in Nigeria.
‘‘Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Nigeria. Most attacks occur in the north east, particularly in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States. There have also been significant attacks in Gombe, Kano, Kaduna, Jos and Bauchi States and in the Federal capital, Abuja. Further attacks are likely.
‘‘There’s a high threat of kidnap throughout Nigeria. Kidnaps can be motivated by criminality or terrorism, and could be carried out for financial or political gain. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the risk of kidnap increases after dark. The security environment in the north east has deteriorated since 2018 and there is a heightened risk of kidnap. Kidnaps in the north east have included humanitarian and private sector workers.
‘‘There are also reports that Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) are continuing to actively plan to kidnap foreigners. As well as in north-east Nigeria, this is believed to include some northern and middle belt states including Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Kaduna, Niger and Adamawa.
”If you’re working or travelling in areas where there is a Boko Haram or ISWA presence, especially in the north-east of Nigeria, you should be aware of the risk of terrorist kidnapping.
‘‘Before considering travel to areas to which the FCO advise against all or all but essential travel; you should take professional security advice. Be vigilant at all times, keep others informed of your travel plans and vary your routines,’’ the report recommends.
Meanwhile, the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised its citizens against all travel to certain locations in Nigeria.
The restricted areas include Borno State, Yobe State, Adamawa State, Gombe State; as well as riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River States. Furthermore, UK citizens have been advised to avoid travelling within 20 kilometers of the border with Niger in Zamfara State.
In addition, UK citizens have been advised against all but essential travel to a number of other locations. Among these are Bauchi State, Zamfara State, Kano State, Kaduna State, Jigawa State. Katsina State and Kogi State.
Further, the FCO advises against all but essential travel within 20 kilometers of the border with Niger in Sokoto and Kebbi; as well as non-riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers States. Also included in the list is Abia State.
Although the UK government admitted that it is not aware of specific threats against British nationals; it has, however, urged its citizens to avoid large crowds and public demonstrations in Nigeria.
Furthermore, it cites the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN); which it claims has protested regularly in central Abuja and other cities.
The group has also shown solidarity with Iran since the assassination of Soleimani, with protests in Abuja.
The President General, Global Peace Movement International (GPMI), Dr. Mike Uyi has described the alleged indictment of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Allen Onyema by United States Department of Justice as a concocted conspiracy.
He therefore demanded that the United States should appologise to Onyema within seven days.
Addressing a press conference in Abuja, Dr. Uyi said that the Air Peace Chairman, was being framed up to discredit his philanthropic gestures in Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the world.
Onyema was accused by the United States Department of Justice for allegedly laundering over $20 million from Nigeria through United States bank accounts in a scheme involving false documents based on the purchase of airplanes.
Uyi noted that the Air Peace Chairman was an upright man who believed in the unity of the country and could not have engaged in any criminal act as he is being accused.
He said, “Onyema has over the years built a reputation of integrity, a promoter of peace and a hard-working man, and cannot be allowed to be dragged in the mud by a western conspiracy”.
“He is a philanthropist. He is interested in ensuring peace and tranquility in Nigeria, and has continued to work towards that goal”.
Uyi noted that Allen Onyema organised the 1st Nigeria Forever Project in 2005, with the support of the Federal Government, explaining that the project was done to promote broad nationalism as against ethnic nationalism.
He said, “Onyema supported the government in putting an end to the Niger Delta militancy and also helped in training the group after amnesty was granted to them”.
He described Onyema as a selfless, passionate, humble, responsible, and law-abiding man who could not have changed overnight to become “what he is being accused of”.
The President General also noted that in September 2019, Allen was instrumental in the evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa as a result of Xenophobic attack.
“This act has remained a laudable effort as he was able to converge hundreds of Nigerians willing to return to their dear country”.
Chelsea defender, Fikayo Tomori, has admitted difficulty in choosing the country to represent at the international level.
Tomori was handed his debut England call-up, for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria earlier this month.
Before his selection into the Three Lions’ fold, the 21-year-old was eligible to play for his county of birth, Canada or Nigeria through his parents.
Although he is yet to make his debut appearance for England, Tomori said he never received an invitation from the Super Eagles before joining Gareth Southgate’s team.
“I just wanted to go as far as I can and that also involves playing for the national team.
“It was a difficult choice for me. It was something I had to think about for a year or two and I was previously at the U21 Euros, so I wasn’t thinking too far ahead, but then there was a lot of talk and questions and I had to make a decision.
“England called me up in September, and I didn’t get a call up from anyone when they called me up, it was hard to say no to them,” Tomori told OmaSportsTV
Despite his international commitment to the Three Lions, the former Derby County and Hull City defender affirmed that he is still Nigerian and also confessed his love for the country’s delicacies.
“But I enjoy Nigerian music, I’m Nigerian, it’s my culture and I’m very proud of it. I enjoy the food too – pounded yam and jollof especially,” he added.