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Buhari Promises To De-Commercialize Politics As APC Go On Spending Spree For Gbajabiamila’s Speakership

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President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerian politicians and other African leaders to do all they can to stop excessive electoral spending in order to curb corruption.

Since his assumption of office as president, Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been accused of spending billions of naira to win elections.

The President and his party have not been able to make public to Nigerians their electoral spending.

There was evidence of commercializing the electoral process when vouchers and credit cards were freely shared at the national assembly complex to get lawmakers to vote for the APC-anointed Femi Gbajabiamila to emerge as the speaker of the House of Representatives.

Buhari spoke at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) summit in Abuja, on Tuesday.

He appreciated President Paul Kagame of Rwanda for his “enduring personal commitment towards collaborating with the federal government in addressing issues of corruption”.

Speaking on the theme “Curbing electoral spending, a panacea for public corruption”, the president noted that corruption has dire consequences on the Africa continent and urged African leaders, security agencies and the judiciary to come together to fight corruption.

Buhari said corrupt electoral spending manifest in different forms and approaches to curb it should also come in different ways in order to “de-commercialize the political process so that true democracy can survive and thrive”.

“This topic is most appropriate in light of our most recent and past political experiences as Africa as a whole. The recent political experiences are being characterized by the corrupting influence of money on electioneering practices,” Buhari said.

“This unwholesome practice has dire consequences on our nations in subverting the exercise of free choice by voters, elevate corrupt and unprincipled individuals to positions of authority and entrenching the structures of democracy devoid of accountability.

“Of course we have sufficient legal framework in place in Nigeria to combat reckless electoral spending the provision of section 90 of the electoral act 2010, as amended, explicitly put a cap on the amount candidates of different political parties must expend, failing which they are violating the law.

“Of greater significance is the provision of section 88 of the act which prohibits a political in Nigeria from possessing any fund outside, or retaining funds or other assets remitted to it outside Nigeria. The philosophical underpinning of all provisions of the act is to prevent desperate politicians from buying their ways into political offices at the expense of low-spending, law-abiding individuals.

“I urge all law enforcement agencies and the judiciary in Nigeria and across Africa to tackle financial corruption in our political system.

“Uncontrolled electoral spending and voter inducement by politicians must be combatted if we want to consolidate true democracy and good governance.”

Buhari also reiterated his commitment to his campaign promises, noting that his administration is taking stock of progress made so far against corruption and assessing what is needed to be done in fighting it.

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Kizz Daniel Under Fire for Unprofessionalism, Diva Behaviour & Cancelling Shows

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According to reports Kizz Daniel missed his Oakland concert as part of his “No Bad Songz” tour due to “diva” behaviour and unprofessionalism of the Afr0-pop star’s part.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wizkid, Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Tekno Featured in Beyoncé’s “The Gift” Album

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Last week, Disney announced that Beyoncé has curated and produced an album titled “The Lion King: The Gift” set for release the same date “The Lion King” hits cinemas – July 19th. The LP was said to feature global recording artists and “steeped in the sounds of Africa”.

The tracklist has been released and it has featured a number of Nigerian stars.

Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Tekno are the Nigerian artists who will be featured in the album. Ghanaian dancehall star Shatta Wale, and South Africa’s Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly are also featured in the album. Blue Ivy, Jay-Z, Pharell, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar are also on the album.

Beyoncé will be voicing Nala, the lion who becomes queen, in the live adaption of the Disney classic which also stars Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, Alfre Woodard and John Oliver.

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Beyonce Features Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage & Other Nigerian Artistes On Upcoming Album

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American award-winning singer, Beyonce featured Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage and other Nigerian artistes on her upcoming album for the movie “The Lion King: The Gift” 

The album is expected to be one of the most iconic albums ever produced in the history of African music. She collaborated with several Nigerian acts like Wizkid, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Tekno, and other African acts like Moonchild Sanelly and Shatta Wale to bring forth a 14 track album.

The Lion King: The Gift produced by Beyonce herself is billed to drop on Friday, 19th of July, 2019.

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Wizkid, Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Tekno Featured in Beyoncé’s “The Lion King: The Gift” Album

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Last week, Disney announced that Beyoncé has curated and produced an album set for release the same date “The Lion King” hits cinemas – July 19th.

Disney had said the album, titled “The Lion King: The Gift” features global recording artists and “steeped in the sounds of Africa”.

The tracklist has been released and it has features from A LOT of Nigerian stars.

Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Tekno are the Nigerian artists who will be featured in the album.

Ghanaian dancehall star Shatta Wale, and South Africa’s Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly are also featured in the album.

Blue Ivy, Jay-Z, Pharell, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar are also on the album.

Beyoncé will be voicing Nala, the lion who becomes queen, in the upcoming Disney musical drama which also stars Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, Alfre Woodard and John Oliver.

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“I Had Just 23 Thousand Naira In My Account When I Left Reminisce’s Record Label” – Oladips

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Former Reminisce protege, Oladips has made a shocking revelation that ould likely leave a lot of music fans and industry heavyweights in shock.

The indigenous rapper who recently left Reminisce’s record label in a quite controversial fashion has revealed he left the label with just a meagre 23 thousand naira existing hopelessly in his bank account.

Oladips who sent the music industry into some serious shock last week when he announced his exit from Les Roses & Rogues (LLR) with a controversial track that did a weird narration of some of the happenings during his time with Reminisce through his Instagram page made this revelation and hoped that rather sooner than later, the #23,000 (thousand naira) in his account would catapult to a lot more tangible amount.

 

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