KANYE WEST SAID HE ONCE THOUGHT HIS WIFE WAS LEAVING HIM
** Kanye West has revealed he thought his wife-of-four-years, Kim Kardashian, will leave him after he made a very controversial statement on TMZ that slavery was a choice for Black people.
The rapper said the biggest backlash he received because of his statement was at home. He got it so bad from Kim that he figured she was going to divorce him. But they managed to work things out.
The father-of-three told The NY Times, he actually called several family members and asked, “Was Kim thinking about leaving me after TMZ?”
*. President Recep Tayyip Erdoganhas declared himself the winner of a high-stakes election, surviving the most serious challenge yet to his political dominance and tightening his grip on the nation he has ruled for 15 years. But the opposition cried foul, claiming that state media and the election commission had manipulated the results and saying it was too early to be sure of the outcome.
An official result is expected later Sunday.
*. Some Argentina fans who are in Russia to support their nation have described Ahmed Musa as a big threat to their continuous stay at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Some of the Argentines in separate interviews with the Newsmen on Monday in Moscow, the Russia capital, said the Super Eagles were in better state of mind going into the match. To Santiago Lautaro, the Super Eagles are more of a team than the Argentines. “We only have only individual talents but not a team. “Ahmed Musa is as dangerous as Lionel Messi but you know he has done better than the Barcelona star in Russia 2018,” Lautaro said.
1. FOREIGN SCENE:
Venezuela’s currency is worth so little now that artisans are using it to make purses. Artisans in Venezuela are using the Venezuelan Bolivar to make sculptures, handbags, and other things because of how worthless the currency has become following Venezuela’s economic collapse.
Venezuela’s congress says annual inflation hit 24,600 percent in May. The minimum wage can not buy as little as a bottle of soft drink so citizens have begun turning colorful bolivar bills into a purse rather than to spend them on a purse or anything else.
2. FOREIGN SCENE:
Philippines President Rodrigo Dutertehas sparked controversy in his country after he called God “stupid” and a “son of a bitch” for the concept of the Biblical creation story of Adam and Eve. Duterte, an open critic of the Catholic Church was addressing a summit inDavao City on Friday, where he questioned God’s logic in the Biblical creation story of Adam and Eve. “Adam ate it then malice was born. Who is this stupid God? Istupido talaga itong putangina kung ganoon (That son of a b**** is stupid if that’s the case),” he said.
3. AFRICAN SCENES:
It was business as usual on Monday for President Emmerson Mnangagwa, as he officially launched the Zimbabwe Women’s Microfinance Bank in Harare. Mr Mnangagwa who on Saturday survived a bomb attack at the end of a campaign rally in Bulawayo, was accompanied to the ceremony by his wife Auxillia and Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, whose wife was among the 49 injured in the blast. He said the opening of the bank was in line with the Constitution which promoted inclusivity of women and gender mainstreaming in all developmental programmes.
President Buhari has expressed regret over the reported killings of innocent people in Plateau and vowed that his administration would not rest until the murderers and sponsors are brought to justice. Also the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has also called on President Buhari to direct his security chiefs to immediately produce quick response measures aimed at tackling the spate of killings in the country. The President stated this on his Twitter handle; @MBuhari, on Sunday night in Abuja. He described the incident as “very painful and regrettable.’’
5. PRESIDENTIAL VILLA:
Otega Emerhor, a leader of APC in Delta state, was prevented from entering the presidential villa on Monday. Security operatives at the pilot gate of Nigeria’s seat of power refused to allow Emerhor to join the delegation of the Urhobo stakeholders who paid a courtesy call on President Buhari.
Buhari hosted the visitors at the council chamber of the villa but Emerhor who put the event together was not part of it. A presidential source said he was denied access to the villa because of the clash between his supporters and those of Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege.
Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja chapter of the Federal High Court has ordered Senator Enyinaya Abaribe and two others to produce leader of IPOB, in court on Tuesday, or risk jail terms. Abaribe and two others guaranteed the bail of Nnamdi Kanu last year. Justice Nyaku fixed the date after the court ordered the prosecution to serve the sureties with an earlier order of court demanding them to appear in court and explain the whereabouts of Kanu or show cause why they should not forfeit their bail bond.
7.. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:
The cattle ranches to be set up by the Federal Government and states in different locations across the country are not solely for Fulani herdsmen.
According to the Federal Government, the programme, which will gulp N70bn in its first three years, will be for any individual who is interested in grazing his cattle in any of the facilities in the 10 states where the pilot scheme will start. Last Wednesday, it had been reported that the Federal Government and the states agreed to set up cattle ranches in 10 states – Adamawa, Benue, Ebonyi, Edo, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Oyo, Plateau, Taraba and Zamfara – to end herders/farmers’ crisis in the country.
On Saturday, Oshiomhole was unanimously elected as the ruling party chairman. In a statement on Monday, Secondus expressed hope that Oshiomhole’s emergence would deepen democracy in the country. The statement read: “On behalf of my party, the main opposition PDP, I wish to congratulate you and pray that democracy would gain a lot in your climbing to the exalted office of your party. “May I assure you of the PDP’s readiness to provide robust and constructive criticism and hope that the environment would be made conducive for all democratic institutions to strive
9. NIGERIAN POLICE:
The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Ibrahim Idris, has deployed a Special Intervention Force to Plateau to restore peace in Barkin Ladi, Riyom, and Jos South local government areas as well as other flash points in the state. Many people were killed by gunmen on June 24 in Barkin Ladi, Riyom, Jos South local government areas of plateau. A statement by the force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, on Monday in Abuja, noted that two police aerial surveillance helicopters, five Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) and three Police Mobile Force Units (PMF) were deployed
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has commiserated with popular singer, Daniel Oyebanjo, a.k.a Dbanj over the death of his son David Jnr. Dbanj confirmed the death of David, fondly referred to as Daniel the 3rd on Sunday night on his Instagram page. Obasanjo who wrote on his twitter handle @chief_obasanjo said “My heart and prayers are with Dapo and his family. “No parent should ever have to bury a child. As a parent, it’s the worst thing imaginable. “May God give you the fortitude to bear the loss, Dbanj,’’ Obasanjo stated. Also Don Jazzy wrote @donjazzy, “Just heard the worst news in a long time.”