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Fela Kuti ahead of polls to win Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Fela Kuti ahead of polls to win Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Fela Kuti, is currently ahead of the voting list of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as Nigerians continue to vote in their numbers.

Several Nigerian celebrities such as Mr Macaroni, Burna Boy, and Don Jazzy have taken to gone to twitter to mobilize votes for the legend.

Read Also: Fela Kuti, others nominated for 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

As of press time, Fela is leading the votes with 97851 Votes, while Tina Turner is following closing with 66902 Votes on the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fan voting official page.

To see current results, click here

The top five inductees are selected by public vote and the Fan Vote is now officially open.

From Wednesday through April 30, fans can vote for up to five nominees daily. The inductees will be announced in May.

Artistes become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. In order to be inducted, an artiste must be nominated by a committee that selects a number of candidates, the highest being 16 for the 2020 class.

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Buhari, Osinbajo Receive COVID Vaccine

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President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

The duo took doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine at the banquet hall of the presidential villa in Abuja on Saturday.

Their physicians administered the vaccine on them in the presence of members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

It was broadcast across different television stations.

Nigeria received 3.92 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Tuesday, delivered under the international COVAX scheme.

Also Read: Gov Yahaya Bello: Kogi Has No Business With COVID, I Won’t Take Any Vaccine

Three doctors and a nurse got the first does of the vaccine on Friday.

Plans are being made to send the vaccine across the country and governors have promised to take the dose on live television to encourage people to get vaccinated.

However, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has said he would not take the vaccine because he is healthy.

Bello, who said Kogi has more serious issues to deal with, has repeatedly described COVID as a ruse.

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Obasanjo remains Nigeria’s most genuine living statesman –Ikpeazu

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Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as “Nigeria’s most authentic living statesman whose life’s odyssey has become an invaluable source of history.”

Ikpeazu stated this in a warm birthday message to Obasanjo on his 84th birthday on Friday, noting that the former president lived for Nigeria and gave the best of his years to the sustenance of the unity and democratic development of the country.

The governor described him as a man who had the very exceptional privilege of serving as both a military and democratically elected president of the country.

Also Read: I Tested Positive For COVID – Obasanjo

Ikpeazu, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka, said, “Both as military head of state and a civilian president, Obasanjo’s belief in the supremacy of democracy remained unshaken.

“Even in retirement, his voice continues to reverberate on issues of national and global importance. President Obasanjo has become a living legend. He stands tall in the hall of fame of the greatest African leaders. His life has become a living encyclopedia of the history of our country.

“He has become a strong voice both locally and internationally on issues affecting the development of democracy and global affairs. Without a shadow of a doubt, Obasanjo’s well-deserved place in history is assured.”

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Popular Broadcaster, Daddy Freeze in adultery mess, fined N5m

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A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on February 18, 2021, ordered popular broadcaster, Ifedayo Olarinde, aka Daddy Freeze, to pay the sum of N5m for committing adultery with his lover, Benedicta Elechi.

Daddy Freeze was ordered to pay the money to Paul Odekina, who was married to Elechi at the time the adulterous act was committed.

In the court documents obtained by one of our correspondents, with the suit no PHC/403MC/2012, Mrs Benedicta Nkemdilim Odekina is the Petitioner/Cross Respondent, while Mr Paul Odekina is 1st Respondent/Cross Petitioner and Ifedayo Olarinde (Freeze) is the Co-Respondent to Petition/Cross Respondent.

The presiding Judge, Hon Justice Akpughunum, ruled that the OAP should pay the sum of N5m as “damages for depriving Odekina amiable consort of his wife”.

Also Read: I Tested Positive For COVID – Obasanjo

The document read in part, “The sum of N5,000,000 is awarded against Ifedayo Olarinde as damages for depriving the cross petitioner of the amiable consort of his wife and for injury suffered as a result of his adultery with the petitioner/cross respondent.

The judge then proceeded to dissolve the marriage between Paul and Benedicta due to Benedicta’s adulterous act with Daddy Freeze.

“An order of Decree Nisi is hereby granted, dissolving the marriage contracted between Paul Ochenu Odekina and Benedicta Nkemdilim Elechi-Agunabo on 26/1/2002 at the Chaplaincy of the Holy Rosary CIWA at Port Harcourt on the ground that the marriage has been broken down irretrievably by reason of the Petitioner/ Cross respondent having committed adultery and intolerable behaviour of the petitioner/cross respondent which the respondent cannot be expected to live with the petitioner/cross respondent,” the document had it.

Paul was also granted custody of the children produced in the marriage, while Benedicta was ordered to hand over the children’s passports and birth certificates.

In a phone interview with one of our correspondents, Daddy Freeze confirmed the development but noted that he would release a statement on his Instagram page in due time.

“I will release a statement on my Instagram handle in due time; not today, but in due time. There are things that I want to ensure that I have proper information on before I release my statement.

“Here is my take, watch my Instagram handle. I will address this properly and release my statement but I have to be guarded. I am just discussing with the appropriate quarters how best to address this issue. Please, just watch my Instagram handle. Before the end of next week, I will have a response,” he said.

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