WIZKID FEVER VIDEO WITH TIWA SAVAGE SETS A NEW RECORD
** Wizkid’s Fever video has broken Nigerian YouTube record as the most watched video in less than 24 hours. The video for Fever has garnered over one million YouTube views and counting in 21 hours.
The video features Nigerian superstar, Tiwa Savage who plays his love interest . Their chemistry has the internet talking. Earlier in the day, they were the top two trending topics worldwide.
Shortly after the video dropped, Wizkid wrote; This one is special to me! Made a movie with my Best friend..🌹🦅❤️🧡💜💚.
The previous record holder was Davido for his ”Assurance ” video with girlfriend,Chioma.The video garnered one million views in 24 hours.
*. INEC yesterday, published the forms and particulars of presidential and National Assembly candidates of political parties submitted for the 2019 general elections. Names of 76 presidential aspirants being sponsored by their political parties, including detailed information about their personalities were also published by the electoral empire. It was the same for candidates vying for seats in the National Assembly.
*. Nyesom Wike welcomed President Buhari on Thursday to his state as the President inaugurated the new international terminal of Port Harcourt Airport, in Omagwa, Rivers State. The terminal was built by the Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Company Nigeria Limited as part of the $500 million concessional loan from the Export – Import Bank of China. Buhari landed about 12.30 pm and was driven in a convoy to the location of the new terminal.
1. FOREIGN SCENE:
The son of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi has left Saudi Arabia, a source close to the family told CNN. Salah bin Jamal Khashoggi, a dual US-Saudi citizen, had previously been unable to leave Saudi Arabia after his passport was restricted by the kingdom some months ago. Salah Khashoggi is the eldest son of The Washington Post columnist who Saudis officials now admit was killed in a pre-meditated murder executed by a squad of men with close ties to the country’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
2. FOREIGN SCENE:
Yesterday, New York Times reported that President Donald Trump’s cellphone conversations are being intercepted by Russia and China to gather information on his associates and policy positions.
According to the report, the discovery was made by White House officials who were alerted by individuals working within these foreign governments. In his reaction, Trump described it as another ‘Fake News’ tweeting,’the New York Times has a new Fake Story that now the Russians and Chinese (glad they finally added China) are listening to all of my calls on cellphones.
3. AFRICAN ISSUES:
Ethiopia’s parliament Thursday approved Sahle-Work Zewde as the country’s new president, the first woman to hold the post. Sahle-Work is at present the United Nations under secretary general and special representative of the secretary general to the African Union. She replaces Mulatu Teshome Wirtu, who tendered his resignation to parliament earlier Wednesday. Fitsum Arega, Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed described the appointment of Zewde as historic.
4. AFRICAN ISSUES:
Four Nigerians including media mogul, Mo Abudu, boxing champion Anthony Joshua, actor John Boyega joined Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex as new additions to the 2018 UK ‘100 Black Powerlist’. The 12-year old list, which was unveiled on Tuesday, annually features UK’s top 100 people of Black or Carribean heritage, who use their positions to positively influence others. News Agency of Nigeria reports that the list also features other black entertainers including actor, Idris Elba, actress Thandie Newton and Naomie Harris.
5. NATIONAL ASSEMBLY:
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has named Abdulmumin Jibrin, former appropriations committee chairman, to head the committee on land transport in the reshuffling of chairpersons of House Committee exercise on Wednesday. Mr Jibrin, had only recently resumed from over a year’s suspension for accusing the Dogara leadership of manipulating the 2016 budget. Other new chairpersons of committees are Orker Jev, FCT; Edward Pwajok, Rules and Business; and Muntari Dandutse; FCT Judiciary.
6. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:
Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says the N30, 000 minimum wage the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress NLC is clamouring for at the moment, is not feasible even if all public office holders are asked to contribute their monthly income for this purpose. Adesina who was a guest onChannels TV today to speak on national issues, was asked to speak on the lingering faceoff between the Federal government and NLC over an increase in minimum wage
7. STATE GOVERNMENT:
Many people took to the streets of Kano in protest on Thursday as the Kano State House of Assembly began its investigation into a bribery allegation against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje with the Publisher of Daily Nigeria appearing before its investigative committee. Daily Nigeria had published the video clip, which went viral, allegedly showing the governor receiving a bribe. Although the governor denied the allegation, the Assembly had on October 15 set up a seven-man investigative committee to probe the claim.
SENATOR Ovie Omo-Agege representing Central senatorial district, Delta State, in the Senate, Thursday, declared that nobody would remove Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as National Chairman of the party, saying: “We will resist it and it will fail. Besides, he stated that Oshiomhole enjoys the support of President Muhammadu Buhari and power brokers in the Presidency, while a Reconciliation Committee comprising leaders of the party would soon move out to dialogue with those still upset over the outcome of the primaries.
President Buhari in Port Harcourt, River State, said FG’s removal of VAT from domestic air travels will reduce air fares, enable speedy movement of more people and spur business activities that will stimulate the economy. Speaking at the commissioning of the new terminal of Port Harcourt International Airport Omagwa, President Buhari said the decision by the FG to remove VAT from domestic air transportation was in line with global best practices of making air transportation affordable,
Over 24 hours after he was granted bail by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court in Lagos, former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose is yet to regain his freedom. LEADERSHIP Friday investigation revealed that the embattled former governor was yet to perfect his bail conditions. According to one of the court officials, who does not want his name mentioned, the verification of the N50 million bond, which is one of the bail conditions, was yet to be done.