His rep confirmed the name change with the Daily News and said it will be used on his yet to be released album, “4:44,” which comes out on his streaming service Tidal on June 30. Of course, it’s still going to be pronounced the same way but will be written differently.
The Nigerian Police Force should put a gag on Evans and focus on their investigations.
Every man is allocated fifteen minutes of fame and after that, his time in the limelight is up.
Kidnap kingpin (as we in the media have chosen to call him) Evans seems hellbent to stretch his fifteen minutes of infamy as long as he possibly can.
Evans was arrested by the Nigerian Police Force on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Prior to his arrest, Evans was making it rain by collecting $1M ransom as ransom. The Nigerian Police Force had been on his trail for years but on that fortunate Saturday, the long arm of the law finally caught up with him.
Criminals are known to keep secrets even under interrogation and torture. Evans surprisingly is the opposite of that. The kidnap kingpin (must we continue calling him this?) is the opposite of a made man who has taken an oath of silence.
Since he was paraded to the public on Sunday, June 11, 2017, Evans has been singing like a canary in a choir of birds. He has told the whole world about his operations and how he became a feared kingpin.
Granted, we would allow the good men of the Nigerian Police Force to have their moment under the sun. They get a lot of bad press (deservedly by the way) but when they get it right we shouldn’t begrudge them of their victory dance. Although it is very strange for ‘undercover cops’ to be recorded in broad daylight dancing to Tekno. Nigeria is a strange country.
Now that their victory parade is over, these police officers should gag Evans. An investigation is still going on. All his statements after his capture should not be released to the public. Evans has said so much that we don’t even know what is fact and what is fiction anymore. Did he really say he wants to be the brand ambassador for anti-kidnapping campaigns in the country? Is he really going on a media tour?
This confusion is unnecessary. Evans is in the custody of the police. The only people he should be speaking to right now are detectives, his lawyer and his family. He shouldn’t be granting press conferences. He is not Pablo Escobar. The NPF should take the blame for this media show turned media nightmare.
The NPF should be focused more on breaking down Evans’ kidnap syndicate instead of scoring cheap points for publicity stake. It is time to shut Evans up.
The cold war between Minister of Transport and former Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi and his successor, Nyesom Wike, has taken a new twist as both men are about to attack their wives verbally. It all started with Wike who yesterday alleged that each commissioner and local government chairman in Rivers State paid Amaechi’s wife, Judith, the sum of N3m and N2m monthly while he was in office.
Amaechi who is in Kaduna state for the commissioning of the state’s Inland dry port, spoke with newsmen and stated that the allegations were false.
According to him, Wike doesn’t know how to speak English, he is poorly dressed and is a thug
“By accident of Goodluck Jonathan, I don’t want to attribute it to God but by the accident of Jonathan, the man takes office and talks rubbish. My wife and family including my younger brothers and sisters, no one had access to government when I was governor. Even as minister, nobody will have such because it is not a family business. It is government business. But the problem with Nyesom Wike, and I want you to state this if he doesn’t shut up his mouth and do his work, I will bring his wife to the focus. You see I’ve been very matured not to talk about his wife. But if Wike does not close his mouth and talk about my wife anymore, I will bring out his wife. My wife will never do such. We don’t do family business. I care about transparency. My wife is a trader. She buys and sells and Wike knows that.”
Amaechi faulted claims by Wike that he squandered over N30bn belonging to Rivers State
“The man who says he has about $50m in Lagos and could no prove it is the same man you believe. The man who said I didn’t pay salaries until I left office and now he is saying no, it is pensioners that I didn’t pay. Do you believe such a man? Do you think such a man is well? You believe Nyesom Wike is well? First, he doesn’t know how to speak English, he is poorly dressed, he is a thug, and you bring me to focus with that kind of a man?”he said
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