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Journalist threatens to release video proof of Pere’s alleged love affair with Yahaya Bello’s wife

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In a now-deleted tweet, Ude said that the gist making rounds is that Rashida had gifted Egbi N5 million naira when they first met.

He wrote “Why is #BBNaija Pere Egbi all over the place with Kogi First Lady, Rashida Bello? Gist around Abuja says that they are lovers. Egbi and Mrs Bello are said to have been sighted severally at the Hilton Hotel Abuja. The gist is that when they first met, First Lady gifted Egbi N5 million.”

However, in a swift reaction, Pere denied the allegation and threatened legal action against the journalist.

“For the records, the publication about me and the First Lady of Kogi State is a demonic lie and a figment of a diseased imagination of Jackson Ode and those retweeting that rubbish, they must answer me in court both in Nigeria and in the United States of America where he is based”.

But Ude in another has advised Pere to keep quiet else he will release a video of him and the First Lady of Kogi state.

The online publisher he deleted his first tweet because senior officials pleaded with him to do so but he is ready to release it if the actor tries tackling him.

He tweeted, “Who the hell is #BBNaija Pere Egbi? They better advice him to keep quiet. If I hear or see my name on his mention again, I will release the video and damn it. I deleted earlier tweet because senior officials pleaded. But if he wants to flex muscles with me, try me!

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Otunba Gbenga Daniel clarifies why The Compass Newspaper was established, lists achievements as Ogun governor

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Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has clarified the motivations behind the establishment of The Compass newspaper, denying any intentions of using the platform to oppose Senator Bola Tinubu.
In an interview the former governor granted a national newspaper, Daniel addressed these misconceptions and highlighted the extensive developmental work undertaken during his tenure, much of which he felt was underreported.
Reflecting on the media landscape during his governance, he stated, “I took over from a newspaper mogul, Chief Olusegun Osoba, and I was not expected to get good press. The sympathy was really not with me; it was with my predecessor. People thought I would crash within a few weeks.”
Facing persistent negative press, Daniel felt compelled to create a media outlet to accurately document and publicize his administration’s achievements.
He emphasized that the establishment of The Compass was a strategic move to counteract biased media coverage rather than a tool for political vendetta.
“We needed to have a platform to also record what we were doing. We did a lot of work that people still do not know,” he explained.
Daniel lamented the lack of social media at the time, which would have allowed for more direct communication with the public without reliance on traditional media channels.
“Unfortunately, we did  not have the level of social media that we have today. If that existed, nobody would need the traditional media.
“But you know, you people at that time, once you blocked us, you blocked us here, you blocked us there, I was  finished (laughs). If we were working 24-7, nobody would see this. They would say you are not working because you people have blocked everybody. So that was what happened.
“I’m not a newspaper person. But, at that stage, we needed to have a platform to also record what we were doing. We did a lot of work that people still do not know.
“For instance, we are thanking our current governor for now working on the (cargo) airport. But this was part of our master plan, which we decided, we did everything we needed to do, we got all the approvals before we left. But you people (press) will not report it.”
“We secured three free trade zones in Ogun State. The Olokola Free Trade Zone, which is where Dangote Refinery was supposed to be but because you people did what you had to do, we lost that one to Lagos. But I said to people, well, Lagos is still the same. If it’s lost to Lagos, it’s fine.
“In any case, where we wanted to put it is inside Ijebuland. All these places where they are in Lekki is still part of Ijebuland, under Lagos. So we’ve not lost anything.
He also said the Kajola Transportation Free Trade Zone, and the Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone, were all initiatives under his administration. These zones were designed to boost industrialization and economic growth in the region.
Daniel also pointed out the numerous educational institutions established during his tenure, including the Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic in Ijebu-Igbo, the Gateway Polytechnic in Sapade, the Tai Solarin University of Education, and several others. He stressed the transformative impact these institutions had on the state’s educational landscape.
“You’ll be shocked if I tell you that in the course of our administration, we established probably about seven tertiary institutions and campuses. I can count for you. We established Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic, Ijebu-Igbo. We established the Gateway Polytechnic in Sapade. We established  another one in Igbesa and another one in Itori. We established the Tai Solarin University of Education. We established the School of Nursing in Ilaro. We took the old  Tai Solarin College of Education to Omu. It’s now known as Sikiru Adetona College of Education in Omu. We established Gateway Industrial & Petrochemical Institute  (GIPI) in Oni. What didn’t we do? But you people didn’t report it.”
In terms of industrialization, Daniel noted the development of the Sagamu Interchange area into a major industrial hub.
“That axis now is probably the biggest industrial zone in the country. Companies like Nestle, Coleman Cables, CTK, and the biggest international breweries are now located there. It is the fastest growing industrial arena in the entire country,” he said.
Addressing the media directly, Daniel humorously added, “There’s a whole lot that you people refused to report for us.”

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Prominent groups urgently demand release of Ambassador Otunba Adejare Adegbenro

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Two influential groups, the Egbe Omo Yoruba Parapo and the Tinubu Shettima Divine Mandate Initiative (TSDMI) 2023, have issued urgent calls for the immediate release of Ambassador Otunba Adejare Adegbenro.

Ambassador Adegbenro, a respected Yoruba leader and diplomat, has been unlawfully detained by the Nigerian police since April 26, 2024.

Egbe Omo Yoruba Parapo, a leading Yoruba ethnic group representing the cultural and social interests of the Yoruba people in southwestern Nigeria, has expressed deep concern over the detention of Ambassador Adegbenro.

The group highlights Adegbenro’s significant contributions to the Yoruba community, particularly in Ogun State, where his efforts have driven progress and prosperity.

“Ambassador Adejare Adegbenro has long been a pivotal figure in the growth and development of the Yoruba race. His dedication to fostering unity, promoting cultural heritage, and championing socio-economic advancements has earned him respect and admiration both locally and internationally,” stated a spokesperson for Egbe Omo Yoruba Parapo.

The group condemns the detention as a violation of Adegbenro’s fundamental rights, noting that it disrupts his ongoing work as an advocate for peace, justice, and mutual understanding among diverse groups.

They urge the relevant authorities to intervene swiftly to secure his release, emphasizing his unwavering commitment to service and integrity.

Egbe Omo Yoruba Parapo calls on governmental bodies, civil society organizations, and the media to join them in demanding justice and fairness for Ambassador Adegbenro. They stress the importance of upholding the rule of law, human rights, and dignity for all individuals.

In a related development, the Tinubu Shettima Divine Mandate Initiative (TSDMI) 2023 has also demanded the immediate release of Ambassador Adegbenro.

TSDMI is a distinguished support group dedicated to promoting the candidature of President Ahmed Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima, as well as upholding justice, democracy, and human rights in Nigeria.

Ambassador Dr. Otunba Adegbenro, described as an illustrious son of Ogun State and a respected diplomat, has been unjustly deprived of his freedom, according to TSDMI.

The group asserts that his detention violates fundamental human rights and international protocols, specifically the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, to which Nigeria is a signatory.

“TSDMI strongly condemns this blatant violation of Ambassador Dr. Adegbenro’s rights and calls for his immediate and unconditional release. As our Grand Patron, he has tirelessly dedicated himself to the agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and to the service of our nation, fostering international cooperation and advancing Nigeria’s interests on the global stage,” said a TSDMI representative.

The group urges President Tinubu and the Nigerian Police to uphold the rule of law and release Ambassador Adegbenro without delay. They warn that any adverse events during his detention will be the responsibility of the Nigerian Police.

TSDMI stands in solidarity with Ambassador Adegbenro and his family, calling on all stakeholders, both domestic and international, to demand his immediate release and ensure that justice is served.

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EFCC Declares Joshua Chinedu, US-Based Somto Anazodo Wanted For Fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared a resident of Abia State, identified as Joshua Chinedu Odoemenam, known as Joshua Marco wanted.

He was declared wanted for internet-related fraud.

The anti-corruption agency also declared a US-based Nigerian, identified as Ugochinyere Somto Anazodo, wanted for obtaining money under false pretence and fraudulent conversion of funds.

This was stated in special bulletins issued by the agency on Friday.

According to the EFCC, Odoemenam, 25, hails from Isieke Ibeku in the Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State and his last known address is No. 5, Isieke Housing Street, Bende Road, Umuahia, Abia State.

The circular declaring him wanted reads: “Anybody with useful information as to his whereabouts should please contact the Commission in its Ibadan, Uyo, Sokoto, Maiduguri, Benin, Makurdi, Kaduna, Ilorin, Enugu, Kano, Lagos, Gombe, Port Harcourt or Abuja offices or through 08093322644; its e-mail address: info@efcc.gov.ng or the nearest Police Station and other security agencies.”

 

In a second bulletin issued by the agency, it declared Anazodo was wanted for obtaining money under false pretence and fraudulent conversion of funds.

 

According to the agency, Anazodo, 46, is an indigene of Anambra State and his last known address is 11720 Amber Park Dr ste 160, Alpharetta GA 30009-0000, USA.

“Anybody with useful information as to his whereabouts should please contact the Commission in its Ibadan, Uyo, Sokoto, Maiduguri, Benin, Makurdi, Kaduna, Ilorin, Enugu, Kano, Lagos, Gombe, Port Harcourt or Abuja offices or through 08093322644; its e-mail address: info@efcc.gov.ng or the nearest Police Station and other security agencies,” the circular added.

 

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