**Nollywood actress and film maker Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has been unveiled as one of the Most Influential 100 People of African Descent.She was honored in New York City, following the opening of the 73rd UN General Assembly.

Omotola who has appeared in over 300 films, with several high-profile awards, made the announcement on her social media saying, “Honoured to be one of the Most Influential 100 People of African Descent at the United Nations by @mipad100“.

Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) award distinguishes excellence in people of African descent from over 50 countries worldwide in support of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD) 2015 – 2024.

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*. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Wednesday visited former president Olusegun Obasanjo at his Presidential Library in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Tambuwal, a chieftain of PDP it was learnt, came to see Obasanjo to seek his support for his presidential ambition. The PDP primary election is scheduled for the weekend in Port Harcourt, Rivers State

*. The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Osun State, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, has vowed to resign his appointment if the Supreme Court finds the Independent National Electoral Commission guilty in the conduct of the recently concluded governorship election in the state. Agbaje said this in his speech in Osogbo on Wednesday during the presentation of Certificate of Return to the Osun State governor-elect, Gboyega Oyetola, of the All Progressives Congress.

NEWS FLASH

  1. FOREIGN SCENE:
    President Donald Trump made an undiplomatic remark about close ally Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, saying he warned Saudi Arabia’s King Salman he would not last in power “for two weeks” without the backing of the US military. “We protect Saudi Arabia. Would you say they’re rich. And I love the King, King Salman. But I said ‘King — we’re protecting you — you might not be there for two weeks without us — you have to pay for your military,’” Trump said to cheers at a rally in Southaven, Mississippi. Trump did not say when he made those remarks to the Saudi monarch.
  2. AFRICAN ISSUES:
    Today, a drunk police officer shot dead two of his colleagues in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa as reported by state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporation. The policeman, who fired on his colleagues was also shot dead, Federal Police Commissioner Zeynu Jemal was quoted by Fana as saying. According to reports, the attacker was intoxicated with alcohol at the time, Zeynu said. Zaynu made no mention of any possible ethnic motivation behind the shooting, which comes after an escalation of ethnically-charged violence in Ethiopia.
  3. PRESIDENCY:
    President Buhari on Wednesday assured Mrs Rebecca Sharibu, mother of the Dapchi Secondary schoolgirl, Leah, who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists, that his administration will do everything it would take to bring her daughter back home. The president, who spoke with Mrs. Sharibu, also consoled the Sharibu family and assured the parents that the FG would do its utmost for the safety and security of their daughter. He assured the mother that his heart was with her family, as that of the entire nation which continues to pray for the safe return of “our daughter, Leah.”
  4. PRESIDENCY:
    President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo asked Oshiomhole not to cancel the result of the Lagos APC governorship primary; and he had no choice but to obey. Buhari appealed to Oshiomhole to uphold the result of the Lagos APC election, and he did. With all of Nigeria unsure about whether there was going to be another primary election to choose the APC governorship flagbearer for Lagos, the presidency waded in to save the day,Pulse has learnt from top ranking sources within the governing party.
  5. PRESIDENTIAL VILLA:
    Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State and his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday visited the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the visit of the two governors, who headed straight to the president’s office, may not be unconnected with the outcome of the All Progressives Congress primaries and screening exercise conducted by the party’s headquarters. Both governors are members of the APC
  6. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:
    The Federal Ministry of Education on Wednesday denied that FG planned to increase tuition fees in Nigerian universities to N350,000. PREMIUM TIMES reported the allegation by the lecturers’ union, ASUU, that such was being considered by the government. Sonny Echono, the permanent secretary in the education ministry, gave the government’s stance at a symposium in Abuja. Mr Echono said the federal government was not planning to increase the tuition fees. He also urged Nigerians to remain calm on the issue
  7. STATE GOVERNMENT:
    Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday conceded defeat in the Lagos State governorship primaries of APC. In a broadcast on state television at about 3:30 p.m., Mr Ambode congratulated Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his challenger for the party’s ticket with whom he had been locked in a fierce contest in recent weeks. “The interest of our beloved state must always supersede that of any person or group,” Mr Ambode said. “It is in this regard, that I wholeheartedly congratulate the winner of Lagos State APC primaries, Babajide Sanwo-Olu
  8. POLITICS:
    President Muhammadu Buhari said he will soon bring all speculations to an end by naming a Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) to lead the All Progressives Congress, APC, to victory in the February 2019 general elections. The President said he is aware of the yearning by Nigerians for the formation of a full Presidential Campaign Council towards the APC’s victory in the presidential elections. He adds that he appreciates the growing interest that Nigerians have shown in this issue, and he is conscious of their keen expectation.
  9. ENTERTAINMENT:
    Kim Kardashian’s bodyguard who was looking after her when she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris in 2016 is being sued. Pascal Duvier and the company he was employed by, Protect Security, have been hit with a $6,116,067 lawsuit by the reality star’s insurance company, AIG.
    According to documents obtained by ET, the insurance company is looking to make back the money they had to pay out to Kardashian for the jewelry stolen during the robbery, which included a $4 million ring from Kanye West.
  10. SPORTS:
    Lionel Messi’s Wembley masterclass and a sublime strike from Ivan Rakitic got Barcelona back in the groove as they clinched a pulsating 4-2 victory against Tottenham on Wednesday. Ernesto Valverde’s side arrived in London for the Champions League Group B tie amid a mini-crisis after failing to win their last three La Liga games. But the Spanish champions have fond memories of the English national stadium, where they won the European Cup in 1992 and 2011, and they were revitalised by the sight of the iconic venue.
  11. SPORTS:
    Lionel Messi’s Wembley masterclass and a sublime strike from Ivan Rakitic got Barcelona back in the groove as they clinched a pulsating 4-2 victory against Tottenham on Wednesday. Ernesto Valverde’s side arrived in London for the Champions League Group B tie amid a mini-crisis after failing to win their last three La Liga games. But the Spanish champions have fond memories of the English national stadium, where they won the European Cup in 1992 and 2011, and they were revitalised by the sight of the iconic venue.




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