As the February 28, 2015 governorship election holds across the nation in few weeks, Abia people seem to have settled for the Peoples Democratic Party, flag bearer, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, PhD.
A respected grassroots politician, Dr. Ikpeazu, a former lecturer at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, ESUT, has been in politics for over a decade. The former deputy general manager of Abia State Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) is also a former transition committee chairman of Obingwa Local Government Area.
Majority of Abians supporting Dr. Ikpeazu are behind him because of his simplicity, humility, dedication to service, loyalty and commitment to continue with the legacies of Chief T.A Orji’s administration.
Okezie Ikpeazu is interestingly tagged Okezuo Abia since his candidacy represents equity and fairness to all Abians.
Equally in the race to succeed Ochendo Global (Governor Orji) are Dr. Alex Otti of APGA, former managing director of Diamond Bank Plc and Chief Nyerere Anyim, who is flying APC’s flag.
FOOTBALL STAR, JOSEPH YOBO FLAUNTS FABULOUS FERRARI
Former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo is now in town on Saturday, January 25, 2015 night. And flaunting his Ferrari, Yobo who arrived D’Place by Papas around 2am was around till 4:55am.
He didn’t leave the popular lounge without giving out about N100,000 to fans.
STAR ACTOR, JIM IYKE STORMS LOCATION WITH CREW
Star actor, Jim Iyke was with his crew on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, in Lekki, Lagos. Arriving in two SUVs, Jim Iyke was in town to shoot a movie.
2FACE IDIBIA @ D’PLACE WITH N’DELTA EX-MILITANT
Pop star, 2Face Idibia was at D’Place by Papas, Lekki, Lagos, that same Tuesday, January 27, 2015. He came in company of ex-Niger-Delta militant, Tamuno, who just returned from Brazil.
Tamuno moves around in a bullet-proof Prado jeep.
ORITSEFEMI REPLACES CRASHED RANGE ROVER
Double Wahala exponent, Oritsefemi has just replaced his Range Rover Spot. We spotted the talented artiste in the wonder-on-wheels last week. Yet to be registered, the new ride is a tokunbo. It would be recalled that Oritsefemi crashed his Range Rover months back.
EMEKA ODOGWU COMPLETES IKOYI MANSION
Emeka Odogwu, son of billionaire businessman, Chief Sunny Odogwu has completed his wondrous mansion. Located at Queens Drive, Ikoyi, Lagos, the building is opposite his father’s.
COMEDIAN AY REPAINTS RANGE ROVER SPORT
Millionaire entertainer, Ayo Makun (AY) has decided to change the colour of his Range Rover Sport. It was formally white, but now blue. Insiders said AY did this to keep off prying eyes from the auto he is well known with. We actually spotted him in it on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at MVP, Lagos.
PRINCE REMILEKUN SIJUADE SIGHTED
Son of Oni of Ife, Prince Remilekun Sijuade is in town. Just back from the UK, the Ife prince was sighted around Lekki, Lagos, in the evening of Monday, January 26, 2015. He was in a white Mercedes Benz 550 with registration number, LK 02 EKY.
Remi, conscious of his security, had a police escort.
DAVIDO SPRAYS FANS AT FUN FACTORY
Rave of the moment, David Adeleke (Davido) was in a gay mood on Wednesday, January 28, morning. The Aye creator actually came to Fun Factory to exercise with some of HKN crew. While there, he paid about N40,000 and sprayed the rest on fans on his way out.
…BUYS TOYOTA CAMRY FOR HIS DRIVER
Still in the news, Davido has bought a car for his driver, Lati. The make is the popular Toyota Camry nicknamed Muscle.
We first saw the ride when HKN crew came to train at Fun Turf, Lekki, Lagos.
ALHAJA MUTIAT BACK WITH EXOTIC FASHION ITEMS
Big businesswoman, Alhaja Mutiat is back from Italy. And she has now restocked her shop with luxury fashion items, all from Italy. Mutiat flew into the country on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.
CHRISTOPHER NWACHUKWU WEDS IN STYLE
One of the top staff at Chief Tunji Braithwaite’s chambers, Christopher Nwachukwu is now married! He consummated his union with Joy on January 10, 2015.
The traditional wedding and reception held at MIOMRS Compound, NPA, Lagos, with friends and well-wishers of the couple in attendance.
PRESTON & PORTER ON SALES PROMO
Preston & Porter owned by Dapo and Afolabi Olatunji is currently running sales promotions. Just for the Valentine celebrations, customers are enjoying 50 percent discount from February 1 to February 14, 2015.
Preston & Porter is on Fola Osubo Street, Lekki, Lagos.
SHINA PETERS BACK HOME AS WIFE RECUPERATES IN THE US
Afrojuju creator, Sir Shina Peters returned to Nigeria from United States of America where he had been with his ailing wife, Sammie, for about four weeks.
ENCOMIUM Weekly’s check at SSP’s Iju, Lagos home on Sunday, February 1, 2015, revealed that the famous entertainer breezed in a couple of days back.
An inside source also told us, “Yes, Shina Peters is back. I think he came back on Friday, January 30, 2015.”
I saw him on Saturday, January 31, 2015, driving out of his compound. But I don’t think he is around now, but his son is likely to be around. His wife is not yet back. I learnt she is still recuperating in the US. But she is likely to return before this month runs out.”
ENCOMIUM Weekly’s efforts to speak with the hugely talented guitarist couldn’t yield the desired result as his mobile line was not available. We also sent him a text, and that was also not replied till we went to press.