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14 Nov 2012

Dr Olusola Saraki dies at 79

The strong man of Kwara politics and second republic senate leader, died this morning after battling an undisclosed ailment for a while.He was 79 years old
Sola Saraki was born on the 17th of May, 1933 at Ilorin, Kwara State. He was educated at Eko Boys High School. He attended the University of London, and St George’s Hospital Medical School, London. He worked as a medical officer at the General Hospital, Lagos and the Creek Hospital, Lagos.
He first entered politics when he ran in the 1964 parliamentary election for Ilorin as an independent, but failed to win. After the election, he returned to his medical practice in Lagos, only returning to party-politics in 1978/79. In 1977,
Olusola Saraki was elected as a member of the Constituent Assembly that produced the 1979 constitution. In 1979 he was elected a Senator of the Second Republic, and became Senate Leader. In 1983 Saraki was re-elected into the Senate on the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) platform.
As a political magnate, Saraki produced several political leaders in Kwara state two of which include his son, Bukola Saraki who was two time governor of the state and a serving Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. And his daughter, who was in the senate and a governorship candidate at the last election.
. May his soul rest in peace, amen!

‘KWAM 1 is not dating my daughter ‘ – Pasuma dispels rumours

Fuji star Wasiu Alabi, popularly known as Pasuma, has denied reports that he and Fuji legend Wasiu Ayinde Marshall, aka KWAM 1 are no longer on talking terms.
According to a statement released by his management, rumours of a rift might have started when Pasuma dropped the ‘Arabambi’ title from his name.
Pasuma recently publicly announced he would be dropping the moniker, adopting the new name ‘Oganla’.
I have my reasons for leaving Arabambi to create my own identity. let me start by explaining the word Oganla to you. We have all been created by God and have our purpose on earth. At every point in our lives we are expected to achieve certain things and no matter how reluctant you are you will surely do according to God’s will. Oganla mean [sic] boss of all bosses’, Pasuma said.
I remain loyal to K1 and the rumour is to create a misunderstanding between us but that will not happen because we are matured enough to handle it‘ he added
It has also been rumoured that KWAM 1 is having an affair with Pasuma’s daughter Wasilat, which Pasuma’s manager also denied.
This is the funniest thing I have ever heard in my life. Yeah, he has moved on to create his own identity but can’t believe people can be so shallow minded to insinuate issues like this. It’s an insult to K1 and Pasuma. Why on earth would anyone even bring his daughter into this issue?’, said Afolabi Oyekoya
Meanwhile, sources say K1 is beyond upset at the reports and may be considering pressing charges against some newspapers and magazines which published the news.

Banky W announced as MTV VJ Search judge, to release new singles

The hunt for MTV Base’s new VJ is heating up and with just over two weeks to go until the auditions, R&B boss Banky W has been announced as a judge!
Although he won’t be the only judge on the show as other judges will soon be unveiled, Banky will be helping identify the brand new VJ who will become one of the key faces of the music network, hosting programmes on MTV Base and on the MTV Base Block on STV.
Meanwhile, the EME chairman is set to release his long awaited fourth album ‘R&BW’ after much anticipation.
After his last solo release ‘The W Experience’ in 2010, the 31-year-old has spent the past two years building the EME label, nurturing the likes of Wizkid and Skales and also signing more artistes (Shaydee, Niyola) to the label.
In January, Mr W announced that he would push back the release of his album until the state of the nation got better. In June, he along with the EME crew released their first ever compilation album ‘Empire State of Mind’.
He will be releasing his two new singles ‘Yes/No’ and ‘Good good loving’ produced by Cobhams Asuquo and Spellz respectively.

Oh No! PHOTOS: Cristiano Ronaldo Loses Vision In Both Eyes

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo is out of his country’s international fixtures after he suffered a ghastly injury to the face which left him with no vision in both eyes during Real Madrid’s Liga BBVA fixture against Levante.

Coach Jose Mourinho said that his ex-Manchester United ace ‘couldn’t go on because he had lost vision in both eyes’.

Although he wasn’t going to play, he arrived camp with the national squad, wearing a leather jacket and blue Nike cap but – presumably for the cameras – chose to hook his sunglasses into his T-shirt.