See Who APC Is Considering As Saraki’s Replacement
Following Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s appeared yesterday before the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged false assets declaration.
The, All Progressives Congress, APC was said to be considering former Senate leader, George Akume, wife of the national leader of the APC, Senator Bola Tinubu , Senator Remi Tinubu and two other ranking senators from the South West zone as Saraki’s replacement.
Apart from Senator Akume who is from the North Central zone and Remi Tinubu, no other names were mentioned but sources said other two ranking senators also from the South West are being considered on APC shop list.
Feelers from Abuja reaching Kaduna, the second home of President Muhammadu Buhari revealed that, barring any last minute change of plan, Saraki may be asked to resign or if he refused, may be impeached on moral ground to concentrate on his trial.
National Mirror gathered that, Senator Ahmed Lawan who was anointed by APC as its sole candidate but lost to Saraki would emerge senate leader from the North East, since the Speaker is also from the zone.
One of the credible sources explained that, though Saraki and Dogara jettisoned APC’s ,earlier zoning of National Assembly principal officers which favored the North which has both the Senate President and Speaker but that under the new power sharing deal, South West zone may produce the senate president.
South East and South-South have no APC senators and are already out of the new deal. Meanwhile, one of the anti-Saraki’s groups, Northern Ethnic Nationalities Unity Congress, NENUC, had called on the senate president to resign or face impeachment over CCT 13 count charges against him.
Bad Bunny sued for $40m by ex-lover over unauthorised voice recording
Carliz De La Cruz, the ex-lover of Bad Bunny, the Puerto Rican rapper, has sued him, claiming a voice recording she provided him before he became famous has been used without her permission.
Cruz argued that she is entitled to $40 million in compensation for “negligence and attack on her privacy and dignity.”
According to BBC, Carliz filed a lawsuit against the rapper, claiming he used the catchphrase “Bad Bunny baby” — which she recorded on her phone in 2015 — in two of his songs without her consent.
The line is said to have appeared on the rapper’s 2017 single ‘Pa Ti’ and his 2022 song ‘Dos Mil 16’.
‘Pa Ti’ has raked in more than 355 million views on YouTube and over 235 million plays on Spotify, while ‘Dos Mil 16’ has over 60 million YouTube views and more than 280 million Spotify plays.
According to the legal documents by Carliz’s lawyers, prior to the release of ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’, Bad Bunny’s recent album, the rapper had offered to buy the rights to the line from his ex-lover for $2,000.
She was said to have declined the offer but the album was, however, released with her line on it. ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’ was then nominated for album of the year at the Grammy Awards.
Carlos also said that her recordings have been used in concerts, adding that it is a “gross negligence, bad faith and, worse still, an attack on her privacy, morals and dignity.”
In the legal documents, Carliz said harassment from supporters of the 29-year-old rapper has made her “overwhelmed and anxious” while she seeks “psychologists for help”.
The duo dated in 2011 and both worked in a supermarket while Bad Bunny also made music by the side.
They, however, parted ways in 2016.
The rapper’s former lover is also suing Rimas Entertainment, his record label, and Noah Assad, Bad Bunny’s manager.
I never asked Mo Bimpe sex for movie role, Yomi Fabiyi insists
Yomi Fabiyi, the actor, has once again dismissed claims of sexual harassment against Adebimpe Oyebade.
In 2021, the actress — better known as Mo Bimpe — accused Fabiyi of subjecting her to “constant harassment, bully and threats.”
Her claim had come as a response to the release of ‘Oko Iyabo’, a movie by Fabiyi on the sexual assault allegations against Baba Ijesha.
“I didn’t make myself available for his sexual needs despite how much he tried. Yomi Fabiyi needs to be stopped. Thank God for grace, I would have given up on this dream because of his constant harassment, bully and threats,” she had said.
But in a recent interview, Fabiyi denied claims that he demanded sex from Mo Bimpe before enlisting her in his movie.
“I starred her in my movie when nobody knew her and I never asked her for sex before I put her in the movie,” he said.
“I always tell her that whenever she is chanced, she should come to Lagos so that I can brush her up and keep her up to speed before shooting.
“We shot the movie and we were there together, I didn’t say before I give you this role I must have sex with you. People who do such things, that will be their first condition before they even give you that kind of role.
“I didn’t demand anything from you, I didn’t say come and have sex, I just wanted to help you. After we finished shooting and she noticed I didn’t ask her for anything, she came to tell me she’s following another man, Gabriel to Lagos.
“Why is she saying that I sexually assaulted her when many men have slept with her before she settled down with who she’s with today.”
Fabiyi had previously addressed the allegation against him.
Rita Dominic and Omoni Oboli call out INEC for moving polling units
Rita Dominic and Omoni Oboli have called out the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for allegedly moving their polling units.
The movie stars took to their social media pages to express their shock over the decision by INEC officials.
Dominic took to Instagram to state that she had been voting inside Victoria Garden City (VGC) for the last 10 years.
The actress, however, wondered why “the INEC staff came to move the centre outside the gate.”
She lamented that the decision has denied several people the opportunity to cast their votes.
“At my polling unit in VGC with fam but @inecnigeria @ineclagos decided to move our polling unit and set up outside the estate on the main road without prior notice,” she wrote.
“I have voted in the same polling unit for over 10 years and did so just about 3 weeks ago for the presidential election. I can’t fathom why INEC officials will decide to move this outside?
“There are many senior citizens who live inside the estate, who want to exercise their civic duty but as it stands now might not be able to do that because of this decision.
“What reason would you move thousands of voters from somewhere that is organised to a chaotic place that would obstruct traffic? I just can’t wrap my head around it!”
Similarly, Oboli claimed that their polling units have been reduced to three, instead of eight. She also alleged that they were asked to vote outside VGC.
“INEC has come to set up outside. There’s an uproar going on here. It is a mess. There’s some sort of military outside. But guys I don’t think it’s safe. I just said I should come outside. I am just gonna go right back into VGC. It is what it is. INEC, is this what we’ve reduced ourselves to?” she asked.
“We voted the last time and everything went reasonably okay. Why are we voting outside? There are eight polling stations inside. And you set up three canopies out here.”
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