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How Davido travelled to seven countries, violated other NYSC bye-laws



The National Youth Service Corps says it has communicated with popular musician, David Adeleke aka Davido, over his activities during his service year.

The NYSC Director of Information, Adenike Adeyemi, however, did not say what punishment had been meted out to Davido who has broken several NYSC bye-laws

The artiste, Newsmen gathered, violated many of the scheme’s regulations.

Davido’s enrolment for the NYSC had created a stir, as he became the cynosure of all eyes at the Iyana Ipaja, Lagos orientation camp where he had submitted himself for registration in August 2018.

He had also posted pictures of himself in the NYSC kit on Instagram, as other corps members in Batch ‘B’ Stream 2 swarmed him at the camp.

Just afterwards, Davido left the camp and began a series of violation of the rules of the service.

Other NYSC by-laws violated by Davido include: bringing vehicles into the orientation camp; disclosing official information; engaging in private practice; taking part in partisan politics; reporting late to duty among others.

Our correspondent observed from his Instagram page that just after a few days in the camp, he travelled to Boston, Massachusetts, as he embarked on a tour of the United States.

He thereby violated the first law of the NYSC, which said all corps members must participate in all activities in the camp.


Why I dumped DJ Cuppy, my other ex-girlfriends – Ryan Taylor



British boxer Ryan Taylor has revealed why he dumped his estranged fiancée, Florence Otedola, aka DJ Cuppy, and his other ex-girlfriends.

The athlete said he left them because they were “shit drivers”.

He revealed this during a question-and-answer session with fans on his Instagram page recently.

He wrote, “Tell me something new about my ex?”

A fan, @official_starboybmx said, “She is learning how to drift now.”

Taylor replied: “Which one? All my ex’s shit drivers. It’s why I left them.”

Newsmen recalls that Cuppy and Taylor parted ways in July, barely seven months after their shocking engagement in November 2022.

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If anything happens to me, hold YhemoLee responsible – Singer Lil Frosh



Nigerian singer, Sanni Goriola Wasiu, popularly known as Lil Frosh, says actor Yhemolee should be held responsible if anything happens to him.

NIGERIAN NEWSDIRECT recalls that Lil Frosh recently called out Yhemolee for allegedly slapping him for not greeting him.

The singer has now come forward with a footage of the effect of the alleged slap on his face.

Shortly after sharing the video via his Instagram story, Lil Frosh said Yhemolee was threatening his life.

He wrote, “If anything happens to me Sanni Goriola Wasiu ‘Lil Frosh,’ hold YhemoLee responsible for it. He’s threatening me!”

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PINK Awards: Makinde bags ‘Governor of the Year’ award



Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has been honoured with the Governor of the Year award at the PINK Awards held on Sunday in Lagos.

Also, Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, bagged a Lifetime Achievement Award, while Sen. Adenigba Fadahunsi, rerepresenting Osun East Constituency, was awarded philanthropist of the year 2023.

Dr Joe Odumakin, Promoter of the PINK Awards, during the fifth anniversary of the awards, explained that PINK is an acronym for Prestige, Integrity, Nobility and Knowledge.

According to Odumakin, the  award is meant to celebrate people who have distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavour.

She urged the youth to emulate the virtues that the awardees had  exhibited over the years

“We are honouring people in their various fields of endeavour, great achievers and we are reminding them that we need more from them.

“I want the youth present here to learn the virtues of simplicity, humility, courage and resilience from our awardees. Know that suicide is not an option regardless of whatever situation you find yourselves,” she said.

Earlier, Sen. Fadahunsi, who was the keynote speaker, represented by Dr Bolaji Akinyemi, appreciated the organisers for the award conferred on him.

He said being a philantropist entailed adding value to people’s lives as he listed his constituency projects.

According to him, he has made significant impact in employment, empowerment, rural development, health and education.

He advised his colleagues in government to focus more on building the people rather than building the nation.

“The people we build for peace and prosperity will in turn build for us a nation of peace and prosperity for all.

“Since my election into the Nigerian Senate, over 10,000 constituents have benefited from our empowerment programmes like: training, start-up grants, loans with low interest rates, distribution of 500 bikes, 200 mini buses and agricultural implements.

“We have lightened up Ife-Ijesa senatorial district with solar powered street lights, provided 20 transformers, also assisted in construction of rural roads among many other projects we have successfully carried out,” he said.

Representing Gov. Makinde, his Chief of Staff, Mr Segun Ogunwuyi, said, This award means we have to double our efforts, the governor appreciates this and we promise not to rest on our oars, we will continue to move people from poverty to prosperity.”

Other recipients of the award are; Oba Sulaimon Raji, Oniba Ekun of Iba,  who bagged the outstanding traditional Institution Humanitarian Icon Award for 2023.

Chidi Mokeme won the best actor of the year, while raggae musician, Righteousman Erhabor won the Gospel Icon of the year.

Alhaja Salawa Abeni got the legendary award while Prince Adebiyi Adesina won the Transformational Impact Award.

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