Nsikak UruaPopularly known asZillions is the founder of Ibibio Rap, you can’t talk about Ibibio rappers and wouldn’t fail to mention his name.
Zillions struck it big with the release of his debut album – ‘Nsa Isong’ which featured several hit songs like “Nsa Isong”, “Nwak Idem”, “So Hot”, “Temple” and more becoming street anthems, with lyrics turning into everyday lingo.
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UEFA will pay Bayern Munich €19million for winning this year’s Champions League ahead of Paris Saint-Germain.
The Europe top football governing body will also pay PSG €15million for losing the Champions League final to Bayern, Express UK reports.
Bayern defeated the French Ligue 1 champions 1-0 on Sunday night in Lisbon, Portugal, to lift their sixth Champions League trophy, thanks to Kingsley Coman’s header goal in the second half of the encounter.
Below is the full prize money breakdown for the 2019/20 Champions League:
Base fee for group stage: €15,250,000
Group match victory: €2,700,000
Group match draw: €900,000
Round of 16: €9,500,000
Losing finalist: €15,000,000
Winning the Final: €19,000,000
Militants in Niger Delta under the auspices of Joint Revolutionary Council, JRC, a merger of militant groups, Monday morning, threw their weight behind Minister of Niger –Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio,
saying findings by them showed the National Assembly was after him because he refused lawmakers from continuing their plundering of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
Spokesperson of JRC, Cynthia Whyte, in a statement, the group with its constituent groups like Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, was also in support of the ongoing forensic audit of NDDC.
“On the matter of the revelations at NDDC, we all know that if the Minister and the Interim Management Committee had agreed to a deal with the National Assembly like has been the case in the past two decades, we would not have heard the things we have been treated to in the past few months.
“Nothing will change at NDDC if the attitude of the National Assembly towards NDDC is not re-worked, re-calibrated, and re-jigged.
“If it will take an Akpabio to change that, then fine. Akpabio understands infrastructure development.
“Apart from King Alfred Diete Spiff, no other governor in the Niger Delta has met or matched the measure of Infrastructural development that Akpabio brought to Akwa Ibom state.
“That is without question. We will like to see that kind of infrastructure deployed across the Niger Delta.
“In the years to come, he will be called to give an account of his stewardship at the Ministry of Niger Delta and NDDC,” the group added.
On JRC’s quietness before now, the spokesperson explained:
“We have not been quiet. We have also been watching and listening to the revelations from all sides, studying the situation and then laugh at the dance of hypocrisy that has taken over the Niger Delta and the Nigerian state.”
“A forensic audit of NDDC is long overdue. It represents the kind of effort that a Buhari Administration should expend energy on.
“If Buhari has lost the nerve to punish all those who raided and looted NDDC, he should at least help us officially expose them.
“So we are 100 per cent behind a forensic audit. Even if it just ends up being a media fanfare, as we are now witnessing. We want the forensic audit to continue.
“We are also 100 per cent behind Minister Godswill Akpabio. We commend his initiative for a forensic audit.
In return, we demand a timed completion of the East-West Road. With the same manner and quality that he delivered roads in Akwa Ibom state. It may be the only legacy that the Buhari administration will leave for the Niger Delta,” JRC stated.
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has reiterated his decision that no known cultist will take over from him as the governor of the State in 2023.
The governor, who stated this on Sunday in an open interaction with the people, denied plotting a third term in office through a surrogate.
According to him, “for peace to reign and for Christ to have control, I am not interested in a third term through a surrogate, the only thing you can help is to ensure that no cultist is allowed to emerge Governor of the state.”
He, however, admitted that some local government areas in the State are highly volatile, noting that no known cultist, when arrested, would be released.
The Governor said
“the only way to ensure peace is to make a way to eradicate cultism, we look up to God, then we embrace peace.
“Some cult groups are clashing in some parts of the state and we have tried to make sure we crush them. We will stop at nothing in ensuring we crush them. It is not our intention to deploy soldiers to volatile areas and you are forcing us to do so.
“Please, let parents talk to their children, they gain nothing from cultism. It can’t be because of one man the whole village would run away. It is time to go their right way. Most armed robbers and kidnappers are cultists and we will crush them.”
Gov.Emmanuel also explained why he is opening up more internal roads in the State, saying that it was to allow for ease of transport and movement of goods and services.
He admitted that the lockdown caused by COVID-19 has affected the completion time of those projects.
The United States Government says it is assisting Nigeria in rehabilitating repentant terrorists as part of a broader joint Nigeria and US strategy to counter violent extremism.
The US Embassy to Nigeria said this in response to an email by Saturday PUNCH on Friday. It said it was assisting Nigeria through the International Organisation for Migration.
The email read in part,
“The US government assists the Government of Nigeria’s Disarmament, Demobilisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration programme through the International Organisation for Migration – which supports Nigeria’s Operation Safe Corridor programme to carry out DDRR of repentant and eligible ex-combatants who were formerly affiliated with a terrorist organisation.”
It said the 601 repentant terrorists who recently graduated from Operation Safe Corridor in Gombe State had not yet been re-integrated into society.The US said the repentant terrorists would be reintegrated in batches in the near future.
The email further read,
“According to our understanding, 601 individuals who were formerly affiliated with a terrorist organisation recently graduated from Operation Safe Corridor last month following successful completion of the de-radicalisation and rehabilitation programme in Gombe Camp.
“We understand that these men have not been released to communities yet and are still awaiting transfer to a rehabilitation centre in Maiduguri. They are to be transferred in batches in the very near future.
“The United States has supported Nigeria’s efforts toward effective disarmament, demobilisation, and reintegration of former affiliates as an important element of the broader joint Nigerian and US strategy to counter violent extremism.”
A large section of Nigerians had condemned the plan of the Federal Govt to reintegrate repentant terrorists into society while millions of victims of terrorism remain displaced.The Borno State Commissioner for Informat-ion, Babakura Jatau, had told Sunday PUNCH in July that only about 10 per cent of the repentant terrorists were actually fighters while the rest were either children or accomplices.
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