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Bill To Create New State With 11 LGAs In South-East Passes Second Reading

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The bill, jointly sponsored by lawmakers from the region, including Amobi Ogah from Abia, Miriam Onuoha from Imo, Kama Nkemkama from Ebonyi, Chinwe Nnabuife from Anambra, and Anayo Onwuegbu from Enugu, received affirmative support during the plenary session on Thursday.

The bill proposing the creation of a new state in the South East region of the country has scaled its second reading at the House of Representatives.

The bill, jointly sponsored by lawmakers from the region, including Amobi Ogah from Abia, Miriam Onuoha from Imo, Kama Nkemkama from Ebonyi, Chinwe Nnabuife from Anambra, and Anayo Onwuegbu from Enugu, received affirmative support during the plenary session on Thursday.

The proposed state, to be named Etiti, aims to carve out territories from the existing states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo.

The state will have 11 LGAs: Aninri, Awgu, Isuikwuato, Ivo, Oji-River, Ohaozara, Okigwe, Onuimo, Orumba North, Orumba South, and Umu-Nneochi.

In his legislative brief, Ogah said the bill seeks to address a “longstanding” issue of regional parity and administrative efficiency within the south-east. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

Ogah said, “The establishment of Etiti state is not just a matter of administrative convenience but a step towards ensuring balanced regional development and effective governance.

“It responds to the aspirations of the people of a very important region to this country and aligns with the principles of equity and inclusivity enshrined in our democratic ideals.

“Suffice it to say that it is a long overdue step in the right direction to foster equitable representation, enhance governance efficiency, and promote socio-economic development within the region.”

The bill was voted for when it was put to a voice vote by Tajudeen Abbas, speaker of the house.

The bill was read for the first time on July 2.

On Thursday, the senate also introduced a bill seeking to create Tiga, a new state, from Kano.

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Rapper Wiz Khalifa And Girlfriend, Aimee Aguilar Welcome Baby Girl

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The Grammy Award nominee recently welcomed a baby girl named Kaydence, on July 17, making him a father of two.


36-year-old American rapper, Wiz Khalifa has welcomed a baby girl with his girlfriend, Aimee Aguilar.

The Grammy nominee recently welcomed a baby girl named Kaydence, on July 17, making him a father of two.

‘So, I gave birth exactly a week ago today,‘ Aguilar revealed in a TikTok video on Tuesday as she gave a post-partum fitness update. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

Khalifa and Aguilar announced their pregnancy last month in a sponsored post with Clear Blue.

‘Baby girl on the way,’ he captioned the post.

Khalifa also shares son Sebastian Taylor, 11, with ex-wife Amber Rose, to whom he was married from 2013 to 2016.

 

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Award-Winning Rapper, Malome Vector Is Dead

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Malome Vector, the popular South African rapper, whose real name is Bokang Moleli, has died in a car accident

Vector was reportedly traveling with musical collaborators Lizwi Wokuqala and Puleng Phoofolo when the tragic crash happened in the Free State on Wednesday evening

His former record label, Ambitiouz Entertainment, confirmed the news on Wednesday evening.

“With heavy hearts, we mourn the passing of a shining beacon; the Lion of Lesotho’s sun has set. Our deepest condolences go out to his loved ones and industry peers during this time of profound loss,” the label stated.

The Free State Department of Health reported that three men were declared dead at the scene of an accident on the N1 near the Koppies turn-off close to Kroonstad.

Two other individuals, a man and a woman, were transported to Boitumelo Regional Hospital with injuries.

A source revealed to News24 that Malome Vector was traveling from Gauteng through the Free State to his home country of Lesotho to shoot a music video when the accident occurred around 13:00.

The vehicle he was in collided with a heavy motor vehicle. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

Among the occupants were his musical collaborators Lizwi Wokuqala and Puleng Phoofolo.

Hillary Mophethe of the Free State Department of Transport indicated that a burst tire might have caused the driver to lose control, but the exact cause of the crash remains under investigation.

A Meteoric Rise

Malome Vector’s journey in the music industry saw a significant boost when he moved to Johannesburg in 2020 and signed with Ambitiouz Entertainment.

The label discovered him through social media and facilitated a meeting in Lesotho, setting the stage for his rapid ascent.

Before gaining prominence in South Africa, Vector was well-known in Lesotho for hits like “Ichu” and “Motho Waka.”

His fame in Mzansi soared when he won a South African Music Award for Best Music Video of the Year in 2021 for a collaboration with Miss Pru and Blaq Diamond.

In 2022, he released his debut album, “Karabo,” featuring artists such as Blaq Diamond, Intaba Yase Dubai, Wave Rhyder, Sjava, Ubuntu Band, and Ntate Stunna. Speaking to City Press about the album, he said, “The album is about my story, my hustle, which includes my family, especially my daughter. It is based on my true story and my answered prayers.”

Earlier this year, Vector released a seven-track EP titled “1964,” featuring Ntate Stunna and Mlindo The Vocalist.

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NERDC Executive Secretary, Junaidu Is Dead

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Junaidu died in the early hours of Thursday, July 25, in Damaturu, Yobe State, where he attended the Joint Consultative Committee on Education (JCCE) program.


Prof. Ismail Junaidu, the Executive Secretary of the National Education Research Development Council (NERDC), is dead.

Junaidu died in the early hours of Thursday, July 25, in Damaturu, Yobe State, where he attended the Joint Consultative Committee on Education (JCCE) program.

Information regarding the cause of his demise, however, was limited at the time of filing this report. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

Daily Trust, however, quoted a source who wished to remain anonymous, stating that the NERDC chief first collapsed and subsequently passed away.

However, this assertion has been disputed by a representative of NERDC.

“He did not slump, death just happened,” the official NERDC official told journalists.

The remains of Junaidu have been transported to Katsina for burial, which is later on Thursday.

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