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Fans Stunned As Wizkid Promotes Davido’s Album, ‘Timeless’, Urges Followers To Listen To It

Ayo Balogun, the world-famous Nigerian Grammy-award winner, who is popularly known as Wizkid has stunned fans after showing love to Davido.

Wizkid, demonstrated his album title ‘More Love, Less Ego’ in his gesture towards colleague, David Adeleke, aka Davido who just released his new album, Timeless.

In a tweet on Friday, the Afrobeats star urged fans to listen to the album.


ASUU Declares Total, Indefinite Strike In Taraba

A total, comprehensive and indefinite strike has been declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Taraba State University chapter.
This follows a permission by the ASUU national to the state branch to embark on the strike action to press home its demands and the state government’s rebuttal of claims that it is not owing workers salaries.
Arising from a congress meeting, the union insists that the rationale behind their action is hinged on government’s failure to pay earned academic allowances, promotion arrears, fractional payment of salaries to staff as well as unsettled staff pension and gratuity scheme.
Mr Samuel Shitaa, the Taraba State University ASUU Chairman, noted that other reasons for the industrial action includes non implementation of agreements and perimeter fencing of the institution.
Reacting to the strike action, the state government through the Commissioner for Tertiary education Edward Baraya in a telephone interview said the union has not communicated their action to the state government.
He wondered why ASUU would take such a decision when the present government is doing everything possible to address the issues before leaving office.
Also reacting, the special adviser to the governor on media and publicity Bala Dan-Abu in a press statement said the outgoing governor is owing no worker salaries.
Below is Mr. Dan-Abu communique stating the government’s position on the issue.
Taraba state government.
Press statement
The outgoing administration of his excellency, arc Darius Dickson Ishaku, executive governor of Taraba state, is not owing any group of workers in the state monthly salaries and, therefore, will not be leaving behind any burden arising from unpaid emoluments for the in-coming administration.
This clarification became necessary following a press statement issued recently on behalf of the in-coming administration of Lt Col Agbu Kefas, the governor-elect which contained a promise to pay salary arrears in its first 100 days.
This veiled accusation is wrong and unnecessary. The Ishaku administration never toyed with the welfare of workers in its eight years of stewardship in the state. It had consistently paid their salaries since it assumed office in 2015, most of the time before the end of every month.
We find this so-called promise to pay outstanding salary arrears made on behalf of the governor-elect not only misplaced but also misleading.
It is also surprising coming from an in-coming administration widely known and regarded to be an offspring of the the present government of his excellency, arc Darius Ishaku.
We think we needed to set the records straight, hence this rebuttal.
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Barcelona Confirm Talks To Re-sign Lionel Messi From Paris Saint Germain

Spanish Football club, Barcelona has confirmed it is making plans to re-sign Lionel Messi.
Barca vice president, Rafa Yuste confirmed that the club contacted Messi about a possible return to the club this summer.
The Argentine superstar famously left Barca in tears in 2021. He then joined Paris Saint Germain as a free agent and signed a two-year contract which expires on June 30.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner’s deal at the Parc des Princes came with the option of an additional year that Messi has thus far been reluctant to take up.
Mundo Deportivo has reported on Friday that PSG are willing to offer Messi “more money and more years” than just the additional “plus one”.
On Thursday, French sports outlet L’Equipe reported that Messi currently takes home €3.375 million ($3.7 million) a month from the Ligue 1 giants, which puts him third behind teammates Neymar in second and leader Kylian Mbappe.
Speaking earlier today in Spain, Yustewhile holding a press conference, confirmed his club’s interest in re-signing Messi.
“Leo [Messi] and his family know the affection I have for them. I participated in the negotiations that unfortunately did not lead to a successful conclusion,” Yuste began, reminiscing about the Argentine’s exit.
“I have the thorn in my side that Leo could not continue in our club. If we are talking about La Masia and grassroots football, we are talking about Messi.
“Of course I would love for him to come back, for what it could represent at a sporting, social and economic level. We are in contact with them, yes,” Yuste confirmed.
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I don’t want fame again, it brings unhappiness – Mandy Kiss begs for normal life

Mandy Kiss, a well-known social media influencer and slay queen, has prayed to God to take away her fame and bring her back to a normal life where she can live happily.

She claimed that the controversial conduct she demonstrates online is not who she truly is and that she is constantly being provoked by other people into speaking and acting in an offensive way.

Mandy Kiss apologised to her admirers and supporters on her Instagram profile and promised to change her ways, read more Here.

She claimed in a lengthy post that the famed life she has experienced has been full of difficulties and dramas and that all she really wants is to lead a normal, tranquil life.

She wrote; “Dear God I don’t want fame again, I just wanna be happy and live my private life.

I’d like to apologize to my fans or anyone that likes me concerning how I come online to reply to drags and all sort of classless fights.

Human beings turn me to nuisance, people really turned me to that, they keep doing me dirty and showing love to my face at times I would ignore and atimes would just want to let all out just to put them in their place and not take my simplicity for stupidity. I’m deeply sorry for all these my actions and promise to do better I won’t let any of these People get to me again!

It’s disheartening! It’s unbearable! God! God!! God!!!! God I knw you ain’t wicked You wil definitely fight for me. Amen. To anyone that makes me cry on this social media F/M you wil never experience good things in ur life. God wil Judge everyone according to our attitude Ika ni yin oooo Una wan turn me to mad lady. I showed you people love Human beings r so desperate! I wil leave social media for una!!!

My years in this fame life is full of troubles and dramas, I have never for once enjoy this game thing, have always been accused wrongly, have always been dragged, have always been under blogs for one thing or the other, well I don’t blame anyone, I actually blame myself Cus my content brought this on me tho, everyone always think I clout chase or something, well I forgive myself from within I was only trying to survive, I literally did everything to be famous, I went as far as drawing tattoos on my body, my videos (oh that’s a lot to talk about) Cus my videos always pull me out.

Well I still tried my best to help everyone around me with this platform of mine but guess what have always still been paid otherwise, i believe everyone as conscience of their own and knows deep down that I’m an amazing person to them. This fame as traumatised me, as made me and as broken me but it is what it is… I wish y’all the best of it all.”

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OFFICIAL: Arteta named EPL Manager of the Month for March

Mikel Arteta has been named the Barclays Manager of the Month after guiding Arsenal to a perfect March.

Arteta helped the Gunners stretch their lead at the top of the Premier League table to eight points above Manchester City.

His team scored an incredible 14 goals in four matches, beating Everton, AFC Bournemouth, Fulham and Crystal Palace.

The Spaniard had a big influence on the incredible 3-2 turnaround win over AFC Bournemouth, bringing on Reiss Nelson to set up the equaliser before scoring the winner.

Arteta wins the award for a fourth time this season, moving just one behind Jurgen Klopp’s record of five in a single campaign, set in 2019/20, read more Here.

It makes it a double sweep for Arsenal, after Bukayo Saka won the EA SPORTS Player of the Month award.

Arteta beat fellow nominees Roberto De Zerbi, Unai Emery and Pep Guardiola after votes from the public were combined with those of a panel of experts.

2022/23 Barclays Manager winners

  • August: Mikel Arteta (ARS)
  • September: Erik ten Hag (MUN)
  • October: Eddie Howe (NEW)
  • November/December: Mikel Arteta (ARS)
  • January: Mikel Arteta (ARS)
  • February: Erik ten Hag (MUN)
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Falz reveals his mind about Davido’s return to music and social media

Nigerian international singer Folarin Falana, famously known as Falz, has revealed his mind about Davido’s return to music and social media.

Falz shared photos of Davido and a screenshot of his new album, Timeless, on his Instagram page, expressing how pleased he is about the singer’s return.

Falz heartily welcomed Davido back to social media and rings praises about his new album, which is the talk of the internet.

He wrote, “Welcome back, champ!! Super pleased to witness you bounce back with such a dope body of work!
Blessings bro!

Jubilation as Davido returns to music

626Blaze Blog recalls that social media was thrown into wild jubilation when Davido unveiled his new music album.

The singer, who returned officially to social media, a few days ago, put smiles on the lips of his eager fans when he made this official announcement.

Davido shared a snippet of his album as background music on the video shared on his Instagram page.

The multiple award-winning singer appreciated his fans for the show of love and support while he healed with his wife, Chioma.

Davido loses his first son, Ifeanyi Adeleke

626Blaze Blog recalls that Davido shut off the public scene after the tragic loss of his first son, Ifeanyi Adeleke, in November 2022.

The child whom he had with his wife, Chioma, reportedly died; as a result, of drowning.

Lagos state police command confirmed the incident to the public after the parents and families took off the internet.

Hundeyin said, “Autopsy has been concluded. It confirms the boy (Ifeanyi) drowned.”

Kemi Olunloyo hit at mourning Davido

626Blaze Blog recalls that Kemi Olunloyo hit a mourning Davido following the demise of his son, Ifeanyi Adeleke, in November 2022.

The controversial Kemi shared a post on her Instagram page where she alleged that the young child’s death is a generational curse in the Adeleke family.

She also claimed she would launch a docuseries on the numerous death and generational curse in the family.

Kemi Olunloyo further stated that her father gave her some vital information about Davido’s family.

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I’m smarter than those who went to school – Portable boasts

Embattled Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has boasted that he is smarter than most educated people.

The ‘Zazoo’ crooner, while reflecting on his life, said he has learned more in the streets than in the four walls of a classroom.

Portable made the remarks on his social media handles on Thursday, amidst his rift with the Nigeria Police.

In an Instagram post, the controversial singer wrote, “Zazuu I have learned more in the streets than in any classroom. I’m still smarter than you in the Zoo my future is in God’s hands. Ika of Africa Akoi Grace. Dr Zeh Nation many many inspiration.”

Recall that Portable was handed a 72-hour ultimatum by the Ogun State Police Command to report himself to the nearest police station after he was captured in a viral video resisting arrest by operatives of the force.

However, in a video shared on his Tiktok page, the singer explained that the man who brought the police to arrest him was his ex-worker and was into Internet fraud against his advice.

He claimed he disciplined the ex-staff after he refused to change his ways and sacked him.

He maintained that what transpired between him and the complainant was none of the police’s business, insisting that he has the right to beat his worker, read more Here.

The 72-hour ultimatum issued to Portable by the Police on Wednesday expires Friday [today].

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Saka Named Premier League ‘Player of the Month’ for March

Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka has been named Premier League EA Sports Player of the Month for March.

The announcement was made on Friday.

Saka’s contribution to the success of the Gunners so far this season cannot be overemphasised, as he currently has 22 goal contributions in 28 league appearances.

The England star, who is in premium form, started the month with a goal and assist in Arsenal’s 4-0 win against Everton, and ended it with three goal involvements in Sunday’s win over Crystal Palace, which saw him get on the scoresheet twice to become the first player to reach double figures for goals and assists in the division this term.

Celebrating Saka, the club on its website wrote, “It is our forward’s first divisional success of his career, as he becomes the 22nd different player to win the prize in our colours – the most of any other club in the league’s history.”

Saka’s scintillating form saw him come out on top of the voting, ahead of teammate Leandro Trossard, who laid on five assists during the month, as well as Newcastle United’s Alexander Isak, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Brighton & Hove Albion’s Alexis Mac Allister and Tyrone Mings of Aston Villa.

It is the second time this season the prize has been handed to an Arsenal player, with captain Martin Odegaard receiving the November/December award.

Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams recently described Saka as the best player in world football apart from World Cup winner Lionel Messi.

The 21-year-old also netted a glorious goal from outside the box against Ukraine on Sunday, helping the Three Lions remain at the top of their Euro 2024 qualifying group with a 2-0 victory,

He is also set to become the highest paid player in Arsenal and the ninth in the EPL when he signs his new contract with the club.

While his present contract is due to expire in the summer of 2024, it is hopeful the winger will extend his contract with the Gunners to 2028.

With the deal, he is expected to earn four times his current salary and become the Gunners’ highest-paid player.

He currently earns a weekly wage of £70,000 which could become a whooping £300,000-per-week, once the ew contract is signed.

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Davido’s ‘Timeless’ Album Gets One Million Streams In Six Hours

Timeless’, the highly awaited new album of Afrobeat superstar Davido was released today.

The album, on Friday amassed one million streams on Boomplay in just six hours after it was released on the streaming platform.

The album is also currently the No. 1 album on Nigeria’s Top Albums Chart, UK’s Top Albums Chart as well as in 17 other countries on Apple Music

Davido announced the release of the 17-track album on his social media pages in the early hours of Friday.

He talked about the process he went through from his previous album to the latest and also gave Chioma Rowland, his wife, a shout-out while appreciating his fans and  people who ensured the completion of the project.

“At long last – WE are back. The journey from my last album to this album has been a whirlwind to say the least,” Davido wrote on Twitter.

Singles from the ‘Timeless’ album also topped Sierra Leone’s Apple Music Songs Chart, from number 1 to 17.

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Stop Comparing Me To Anyone – Adekunle Gold

Popular Nigerian singer, Adekunle Gold has issued a warning to people.

He warned ‘comparison experts’ to quit their ‘shit polls’ trying to comparing him to anyone.

He recounted how people almost made give in to mediocrity with their constant criticisms of his craft when he dropped his 2018 album, “About 30”.

But the singer, acknowledging his hardheadedness revealed it was what held him from giving in to ‘crazy’ criticisms because eventually, these same people torned around to laud him for that project, terming it his best work yet.

“Opelope Stubborn and coconut head, I for don listen to some of una.

I remember when I released “Call of Me” The criticism I got was crazy. I dropped About 30, most of you didn’t even listen for yourself but you bashed it (only to come back around to say it’s my best work yet)”, he said.

Speaking further, the “Party No Dey Stop’” buzzing song maker offered clarity on his ‘makeup’, noting there wasn’t anybody anywhere like him.

He said the things he did could never be done by anyone else but he could perfectly do what others did.

Tio Tequila added: “Finally, stop comparing me to anyone and all that your shit polls need to stop.

“I am cut from a different cloth, NOBODY LIKE ME! I can do what they do, they can’t do what I do. Thank you to everyone rocking with me. All my love.”