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‘You’re an ingrate’ – Osoba’s loyalists drag Abiodun over political appointments in Ogun

A loyalist of former Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, expressed their dissatisfaction with the incumbent Governor Dapo Abiodun.

Describing the incumbent Government as an ingrate, the Osoba fans through tantrums at the sitting Governor.

The crisis between the Governor and Osoba loyalists began following the appointment of political offices to individuals by Dapo Abiodun, excluding the loyalists of Osoba who claimed to be very instrumental to his victory as Governor under the All Progressive Congress, APC.

Hitting its peak in December 2019, the loyalist of Osoba brewed with violence after Abiodun named all his commissioner nominees without selecting any of them.

The former Governors’ loyalist under the ‘Osoba Political Family’ reveals that some conservatively greedy businessmen and hijackers of power have succeeded in confusing Abiodun.

Reminding Abiodun that Osoba was a strong supporter who helped him in becoming the Governor of the state, yet he failed to include the Osoba political family when making political appointments.

It was gathered that the internal discord had not been settled since 2019.

In a viral video made available to newsmen, Osoba loyalist was seen pouring out their grievances as they defile all security protocols at a political function that held in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital.

Reports have it that Gov Abiodun had on Tuesday followed Osoba to his Ward at Sodubi in Abeokuta in respect to the on-going APC Membership Registration and Revalidation Exercise.

This was after the Governor with Osoba welcomed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at Ikenne for the same exercise.

Following the arrival of Osoba and Abiodun at Abeokuta for the Akinrogun’s membership revalidation, many of the party loyalists came to receive them as they sang in praises and parables honoring Osoba -”“You have been enduring it for long, God will help you, Akinrogun…” they sang.

The show later turns to Abiodun as Osoba loyalist sang to express their displeasure at how Abiodun’s Government was treating them.

In a show of their dissatisfaction, the aggrieved member dropped their brooms before Osoba, who approached them to calm the situation.

They sang as Osoba approached, “Oga, we are being maltreated. The suffering is too much.”

As he motioned for them to be calm so he could address them, they roared another song interpreted to mean, “Look at the ingrates. Very soon, you will be severely dealt with.”

Osoba, at this point, had to ask if he was the one been insulted by the song, they responded;

“Oga, not you. It’s unfair to struggle in politics without any benefit after winning the election.”

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PDP is Nigeria’s last hope from collapsing – Olisa Metuh

The People's Democratic Party, PDP former publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh, has said his party is the only one that can save the party from collapse.

Metuh said this when he hosted the party's National Working Committee at his residence in Abuja.

Olisa insisted that PDP was Nigerians only hope for ensuring stability, unity, and national development.

He cited his frustration that Nigerians are losing hope because the citizens have been through a lot.

Metuh opines; He said: “At this point, the PDP remains the viable option to restore hope in the polity, revamp the faith Nigerians have in our nation, and save her from collapse.

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Europa League: Venue for Arsenal, Benfica return leg changed

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Arsenal’s home tie against Benfica in the Europa League on February 25 has been switched to Greece because of Coronavirus restrictions in England, UEFA confirmed on Friday.

The game will now be played at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium of Olympiakos at 1655 GMT.

The first leg of the last 32 tie on February 18 has already been switched from Lisbon to the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

This decisions became necessary after the UK government toughened restrictions and ruled that only essential travel to and from Portugal would be permitted, and suspended flights between the countries.

The tie is one of several upcoming European clashes to have been impacted by the travel restrictions.

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Spiritual scam: Lagos man dragged to court for defrauding woman N400,000

Saheed Olatunji, a 44-year-old man, has been arraigned at the Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court on Friday for allegedly defrauding a woman of N400,000 over spiritual help.

Mr. Olatunji was charged to court by the Police for obtaining money under false pretense and stealing.

However, Olatunji pleaded not guilty to the charge.

ASP Benson Emuerhi, the prosecuting counsel, informed the court that the defender obtained N400,000 from Florence Sanwo under the disguise that he would give her spiritual solutions to her problems, knowing fully well that he can't.

He further established the fact that Mr. Olatunji committed the offense on October 15, 2020, at the Abule-Egba area of Lagos.

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