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PDP NWC Suspends Dan Orbih, Orders Investigation

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The National Vice Chairman (South-South) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dan Orbih, has been suspended by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.

Orbih was suspended on Wednesday at the meeting of the NWC in which issues, including complaints on the activities of the National Vice Chairman concerning the September 21, 2024 governorship election in Edo State were considered.

A statement by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, said Orbih’s activities and utterances constitute an embarrassment to the party.

It added that Orbih has been suspended from participating in all meetings, activities and programs of the NWC pending the conclusion of an investigation by a six-man investigative committee. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

The party statement reads: “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at its 588th meeting today, Wednesday, July 10, 2024 considered all issues, including complaints on the activities of the National Vice Chairman (South South) Chief Dan Orbih concerning the September 21, 2024 Governorship election in Edo State.

“The NWC at the meeting unanimously condemned the embarrassing actions and utterances of Chief Dan Orbih relating to the Edo State Governorship Primary Election of our great Party which actions and utterances are inconsistent with the provisions of the Constitution of the PDP (as amended in 2017) and the demand of his office as a national officer of the Party.

“Consequently, the NWC has set up a six-member committee headed by the Deputy National Chairman (South) Amb. Taofeek Arapaja, to investigate the issue pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the Party.

“In the meantime, the NWC forthwith suspends Chief Dan Orbih from participating in all meetings, activities and programs of the NWC pending the conclusion of investigation by the Committee.

“The NWC acknowledges the support and solidarity of the overwhelming majority of the people of Edo State who are rallying with our Party and Candidate, Dr. Asue Ighodalo, whose vision is in tandem with the Will and aspiration of the people for continued massive development of the State on the platform of the PDP.

“The NWC charges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our Party in Edo State to remain united, focused and continue to work hard for the victory of our Party and Candidate in the September 21, 2024 Governorship election in Edo State.”

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Nigerian Govt Explains Why It Is Yet to Pay Allocations Directly to LGs

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The Minister of Finance, Wale Edun has opened up on why there is delay in payment of monthly allocations to local governments.

 

Speaking on Thursday, Edun explained that the development is due to some “practical impediments”.

 

He spoke during the quarterly media briefing on recent economic activities in the country.

 

This comes weeks after the Supreme Court ordered the Nigerian Government to directly pay allocations to local government accounts.

 

The Supreme Court said it was illegal for state governments to receive allocations on behalf of local governments.

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The landmark judgement, delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim, emphasized that the practice contravenes the financial autonomy of local governments and has persisted for over two decades.

 

The apex court’s decision mandates that all allocations from the Federation Account should henceforth be paid directly to the 774 local government councils across the country, rather than being filtered through state governors.

 

However, the Coordinating Minister of Economy said the judgment was yet to be handed over to the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) for proper study and implementation.

 

Edun said a committee has been set up by the Federal Government to look at the practicability of the judgement.

 

“The actual proceeding has not been handed down to the AGF,” Edun said.

 

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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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