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Edo APC Crisis: Fight At Detriment Of The People, Irresponsible, Retrogressive – Speaker



…Says Seats Declared Vacant Was For Interest Of The State

Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly, Hon. Frank Okiye, Wednesday, January 29, said it is irresponsible and unpardonable sin politicians abandon their statutory responsibilities and engage in polical fight and quarrels.

Okiye who disclosed this shortly after the House preliminary, asserted that if politicians must engage in politic fight it must not be to the disadvantage of the good people who elected them.

Accroding to the Speaker, all elected public officials are subject to the people who elected them hence the responsibility they(electorates) gave to such officials must not be jettison on the “altar of cheap and bitter politics.

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He said, “As elected public officials, we are not bigger than those who elected us. We are in fact subject to the people who elected us; they are our masters; they are our leaders; they are our paymasters and we cannot under any guise abdicate the responsibilities they freely gave to us on the altar of cheap and bitter politics.

“This cannot be and this must not be again. The people are supreme, they are the ultimate, and my leadership of the House will continue to hold the people of Edo State in a very high esteem as our employer.”

The Speaker continues, “If we as politicians and elected officials must fight, if we must disagree and if we must act in any way, we must never do so to the disadvantage of the good people of our dear state. It is irresponsible, unthoughtful and indeed unpardonable sin to abdicate responsibilities under any guise while also indulging in retrogressive politics at the expense of the people.

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“We are paid to serve the people; they must get adequate rewards for their money. Tomorrow shall indeed judge our today”, he added.

While clearing the air that Godwin Obeseki was never the one inducing or aggravating the crisis, Okiye lamented that some persons are using the controversy to distract the governor from doing his good work, stressing that the interest of the people of the state must be allowed to prevail.

On the 14 seats of the state Assembly he declared vacant, Okiye said it was done in the best interest of the respective constituencies and the overall interest of the people of the state.

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The Speaker added that the act was not to hurt anyone in particular but to bring sanity and responsibilities to politics and governance in the state and to assert the importance of the legislative arm.


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Drama As US-based Model Accidentally Uploads ‘Cozy’ Photo With Davido



A U.S-based model identified as Bonita Maria has caused a stir on social media after inadvertently sharing a ‘cozy’ photo of herself and Nigerian singer, Davido.

The photo which has sent the internet into a frenzy captured the model and Davido in what appeared to be an intimate pose.

The duo could be seen close together in a relaxed, comfortable pose, with Davido’s arm around her.

Despite the photo’s swift retraction, it quickly made rounds across various social media platforms, with netizens speculating on the nature of their relationship.

Although as of press time, representatives of the singer are yet to comment on the trending photo.

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Davido, a prominent figure in the Afrobeats music scene, has been under the public eye for both his musical achievements and personal endeavors.

With numerous awards and accolades to his name, including multiple MTV Africa Music Awards and BET Awards, Davido has established himself as a global ambassador for Afrobeats music.

The singer’s distinctive style, characterized by infectious rhythms and catchy melodies, has earned him a dedicated fan base worldwide.


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Nigeria May Adopt Chinese Water Transport System



Nigerian maritime stakeholders and authorities have concluded plans to understudy the Chinese waterways transport model with a view to perfecting Nigeria’s waterways transportation system.

In a statement, the Head of Maritime Roundtable Breakfast Meeting, MBRBM, Mrs Tosan Edodo-Emore, said that China being the largest country with the largest inland waterways is apt to teach Nigeria on how best to manage and improve water transport system.

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She said that the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, Madam Yan Yuqing, is expected to share the Chinese experience with the Sino-Nigeria Maritime Relationship and lessons to be learnt from China at the summit scheduled for April 18, 2024.

According to the Edodo-Emore, the Summit themed, “Security and New Technologies in Inland Waterways Transportation”, will have some heads of maritime institutions

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NAFDAC Alerts Nigerians On Banned Soap



The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has drawn Nigerians’ attention to the ban on Dex Luxury Bar Soap (No 6 Mystic Flower), by European Union (EU).

The notification is contained in a public alert with No. 012/2024, signed by NAFDAC Director-General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, and issued to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday.

The product does not comply with the cosmetic products regulation; it also contains Butyphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA), which is prohibited in cosmetic products due to its risk of harming the reproductive system.

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“It also causes harm to the health of unborn children and may cause skin sensitisation.

“It is as a result of the defective nature of the product that the EU banned it.

“The products is not in NAFDAC database; importers, distributors, retailers and consumers are to exercise caution and vigilance within the supply chain,” she said.

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Adeyeye called on marketers and consumers to avoid the importation, distribution, sale and use of the product, saying that product’s authenticity and physical condition must be carefully checked.

She called on members of the public in possession of the product to discontinue sale or use, and submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.

The NAFDAC boss advised healthcare professionals and consumers to report any suspicion of adverse reaction or substandard and falsified regulated products to the nearest NAFDAC office on 0800-162-3322 or via email:

She also encouraged healthcare professionals and patients to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of the product, to the nearest NAFDAC office.

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