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Chris Brown under investigation for alleged rape in France



R&B singer, Chris Brown has landed himself in another trouble after being accused of rape in Paris.

According to French publication ‘Closer’, the 29-year-old R&B star is currently under investigation by French police after a 24-year-old woman claimed he sexually assaulted her in his hotel room this month.

She said Chris Brown raped her on the night of Jan. 15-16th after meeting at a club located near Les Champs-Elysees in France. The woman filed a complaint to the police claiming that Brown invited her to his hotel room at Le Mandarin Oriental along with another woman.

However, in her testimony, she claims that she ended up in a single room with Chris Brown where she claims she was raped. 

She also alleges that Breezy’s bodyguard and his friend also abused her. Paris parquet already opened a case and began investigating into the claims that she was raped her at Chris’hotel room.

The police opened a case and are currently investigating the woman’s complaints. 

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Gov. Emmanuel Sues For Support to New Ibibio Supreme Monarch (Photos)



Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has called for maximum respect and honour for the newly installed Paramount Ruler of Oku Ibom and President General, Supreme Council of Ibibio Traditional Rulers (Ifim Ibibio), HRM Nteyin Solomon D. Etuk.

The governor gave the charge today at Asan Ibibio during the installation ceremony of a new Oku Ibom.

The coronation will be done on a later date.

Gov. Emmanuel said the traditional institution should be treated with dignity, adding that any attempt to disrespect the traditional stool will not be tolerated. “This is a reverred stool, let us accord it due respect. No Akwa Ibom son or daughter will accept any insult on this stool,” said the governor.

Udom prayed God to bless the new Oku Ibom with long life so that many can tap from his well of wisdom. While thanking God for the success of the event, he commended the efforts of Obong Victor Attah in making the day a reality.

Governor Emmanuel, said he had looked forward to the occasion, adding that Ibibio people now have someone they can run to for advise.

In his address, the newly installed Oku Ibom, Edidem Solomon Etuk, thanked God for the day, especially for making it possible for the people to gather in a harmonious atmosphere for the occasion.

He paid tributes to Royal Fathers for deeming it fit to choose him as the first amongst equals. “It is a great honour that I do not take for granted.”

He also commended Assembly of Clan Heads, Mboho Mme Eteidung, Mboho Mme Obong Ekpuk, Ntisong Akwa Esop Imaisong, among others for always supporting the course of Ibibio land.

He called on all sons and daughters of Ibibio Nation to come together and forge a strong bond of unity for greater glory of Ibibio land, urging that there’s should be no compromise on the unity of the people.

While thanking Ibibio monarchs for selecting him for the position, he noted that with their support and corporation, he will not let the people down.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Paramount Ruler of Onna, Edidem Raymond Timothy Inyang, Secretary, the Supreme Council of Ibibio Traditional Rulers, said that Ibibio Union was the first organization in Nigeria that preached unity and development in education and other sectors.

Edidem Inyang, said that Ibibio Union was equally the first to demand a state of its own in the country, adding that it was also the Union that sponsored her children abroad for studies from across all parts of the state.

He stated that the gathering is meant to “show the Ibibio Nation that the torch that was lit by our forefathers is burning aglow – it is still burning.”

He described the new Oku Ibom as a humble man with an impeccable character and God fearing. Edidem Inyang, said that a new vista has been opened for Ibibio people to respect, unite and corporate to bring fruition to the hopes and aspirations of the Oku Ibom for the people which he said will be unfolded soon.

In his vote of thanks, Chairman of the Central Planning Committee and Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Barr. Onofiok Luke, thanked Nteyin Solomon Etuk for accepting to be the Oku Ibom.

He acknowledged the support of Governor Emmanuel and for contributing to the successful planning and execution of the event, noting that the governor had insisted on a peaceful selection process, which he said, was actualised.

He thanked all who contributed in various ways to the success of the occasion, while commending the Paramount Ruler of Ikot Abasi, Edidem Udo Joe Ntuk Obom, for his efforts geared towards ensuring peace and stability in the traditional institution.

The traditional rites/proclamation of the Oku Ibom was followed by traditional obeisance where Governor Emmanuel led other dignitaries to symbolically greet and show respect to the new Oku Ibom. The Oku Ibom, in turn, offered blessings to all.

Several side attractions including traditional dances, spiced up the occasion.

By Kenneth Jude

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Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey and wife Colleen share first photo of their twin babies



Welsh and Arsenal midfielder, Aaron Ramsey and his wife Colleen have shared photo of their twin babies for the very first time.

The 27-year-old and his wife of four-years welcomed two boys on October 16, but they are yet to announce their names.

Captioning the photo of himself posing with his sons, the Wales international wrote ‘double trouble’

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Akwa Ibom lawmaker defects from PDP To APC



October 17, 2018

In a major realignment of forces in Mkpat Enin, one of the largest local government areas in Akwa Ibom State, the Member representing the area in the House of Assembly, Engr. Otobong Ndem, on Tuesday defected from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) with hundreds of his supporters.

Ndem announced his defection when he led a delegation of his supporters in several buses on a solidarity visit to the Akwa Ibom State APC Gubernatorial Candidate, Mr. Nsima Ekere, at the latter’s country home in Ikot Oboroenyin, Edemaya, Ikot Abasi Local Government Area.

Among the defectors on the delegation were the Mkpat Enin PDP Local Government Chapter Deputy Chairman, Mr. Ukonsek Ukonsek, the Secretary, Comrade Ubong Kingsley, the Youth Leader, Mr. Ime Inoh, and some other members of the Chapter Executive Committee, a former Chapter Chairman, Chief Friday Ayara, a former Chapter Secretary, Comrade Umoren Umoren, a former Member of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Ini Brown Ekanem, a former Chairman of Mkpat Enin Local Government, Dr. Imowo Udobia, a former Vice Chairman of the local government, Mr. Godwin Udofot, and a former Leader of the Local Government Legislative Council, Mr. Friday Okobo.

Ndem said, with their defection, the PDP structure in Mkpat Enin, the local government area with the highest number of wards (14) in the state, had collapsed totally into the APC.

He assured Ekere of huge votes from the area, saying, “With the votes of Mkpat Enin, you will be strolling into Hilltop Mansion. We believe in you because you are one of our own. We have no reason not to support you. We are here because we see the future of Akwa Ibom State. We want to end tortoise politics in Akwa Ibom State. We are not prepared to support you from behind. We are not ready to play submarine politics. We are ready to support you openly.”

Also speaking, Ukonsek described their delegation as the “crack team” of Mkpat Enin politics, promising that “we will show the world that we own Mkpat Enin” when they hold a formal defection ceremony at home soon.

Responding, Ekere expressed delight that the wind of change had reached Mkpat Enin which shares the federal constituency with his local government area, Ikot Abasi.

He reasoned that at the rate the wind of change was spreading across the state, the APC was heading for a 90 per cent win in the 2019 elections.

Ekere, who is the Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), pointed out that there were several ongoing NDDC projects in Mkpat Enin under his watch and promised to do more for the area as NDDC boss and subsequently as Governor.

In her remarks, the immediate past Deputy Governor of the state, Lady Valerie Ebe, who defected to the APC last month, commended Ndem for acting in wisdom and courage, adding that she saw it coming.

Her words: “Right from the day I defected, I knew this would happen. I am not surprised. When I left, I knew you will all follow me. The people of Mkpat Enin are itching to support you (Ekere). Nobody should call himself a political junction. We have to follow a straight line.”

Ebe rejected claims that she was supporting Ekere to be Governor to enable her succeed him as NDDC boss: “I am working for the success of my son (Ekere) here. I am not looking for position. We don’t want any position.”

The APC Akwa Ibom South Senatorial Chairman, Dr. Inyang Dan-Abia, who represented the State Chairman, said he was impressed with the quality of members of the delegation who he described as foot-soldiers that have determined Mkpat Enin politics over the years.

He lauded them for coming to support Ekere who he eulogized as “a world-class successful businessman and administrator and a man who is well-exposed in the management of resources.”

Present during the visit were the APC Deputy Gubernatorial Candidate, Dr. Amadu Attai, the APC House of Assembly Candidate for Mkpat Enin State Constituency, Prince Iboro Ekpo, the APC State Assistant Legal Adviser, Barr. Inyang Udo, the Mkpat Enin APC Caucus Chairman, Apostle John Okoriko, the Special Assistant to the NDDC Managing Director on Administration and Human Resources, Pastor Udo Isaiah, the immediate past Member of the House of Representatives for Ikot Abasi/Eastern Obolo/Mkpat Enin Federal Constituency, Dr. Akpan Micah Umoh, and a former Chairman of Ikot Abasi Local Government, Prince Enobong Ufot.

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