Yahoo Boy No Laptop (YBNL) music executive Olamide Baddo is marking his birthday on Wednesday, March 15, and fans have taken to different channels to appreciate him. The indigenous rapper is yet to react, as fans have already taken it upon themselves to celebrate him in their unique way.
SnehQueenBee, one of the popular Twitter accounts known to be a dedicated fan of the Story For The Gods crooner, led the bandwagon on the bird app. Fans have been sharing pictures, videos and messages of their love and appreciation for Olamide on various social media platforms.
In a live video chat with one of his signees, Portable disclosed a random fact about his relationship with the indigenous rap lord Olamide Badoo. Portable advised artists not to stress their helpers because even he doesn’t disturb Olamide and allows him to give him money whenever he wants to.
As Olamide celebrates his birthday amidst fan appreciation, his hard work and dedication to his craft stand out. He is known to be one of the most consistent Nigerian artists, consistently putting out hit songs and growing his fan base. In the same vein, businesses can learn from Olamide's dedication and success by working hard and being consistent in their efforts to achieve their goals.
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As the YBNL boss and music star, Olamide is a year older today, March 15, controversial singer Portable has celebrated him in a pose with a strange wall paint of the star.
Portable, who, thanks to Olamide’s influence, made it to the limelight, shared a video of wall painting of the music star on his Instagram, describing him as his boss of life.
Meanwhile, fans are reacting to the wall painting, as some said it looked nothing like Badoo.
One says, “Who draw aramide 😂😂 this one no be our own baddo 😂😂”.
Another says, “person wey draw Olamide wicked, e com be like Jim Iyke”.
The Zazuu crooner penned a message to the music star, said, “It’s your special day-get out there and celebrate! Wishing you the biggest slice of happy today Boss of life Baba IKA Eyon IKA @olamide Street Ti take over.”
Bola Tinubu, one of the wealthiest politicians in Nigeria, is set to become the country’s next president. While he may already have a sizeable fortune, Tinubu is set to earn even more once he assumes office. In this article, we will take a closer look at his future salary breakdown.
For most employees, payday is their favourite time of the month. And it seems that the same applies to Nigeria’s future president, Bola Tinubu. However, while he may already have plenty of money, Tinubu’s pockets are set to get even deeper once he becomes president.
While Tinubu’s salary may not sound like much, it is important to consider the additional benefits that come with the job. For example, the president is entitled to paid and unpaid annual allowances. This means that Tinubu could potentially earn even more money each year on top of his base salary.
In addition to the annual allowances, the president also receives hazard allowance. This is an extra amount of money that is given to individuals who work under dangerous conditions. However, it is unclear what would be considered dangerous or life-threatening about working at the heavily-guarded Aso Rock presidential complex.
To ensure that the president doesn’t experience any financial hardship while out of office, he also receives a travel allowance. This allowance is worth ₦351,470 and is meant to cover the president’s expenses while travelling for personal reasons or on official government business.
As we can see, Tinubu is set to cash out big time once he becomes Nigeria’s next president. It’s no wonder why his opponents are against his candidacy. As always, Zikoko Citizen will continue to provide insightful explainers on politics, policies and governance for our readers.
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Gent star Gift Orban scored a special second goal from long-range in a three-minute hat-trick on Wednesday in a 4-1 win over Istanbul Basaksehir.
Orban scored in the 31st, 32nd and 34th minutes in the Conference League victory, with his second strike the best of the bunch. After a neat flick in the build-up, he powered a shot from way out past the goalkeeper at the near post.
The Nigerian will almost certainly be linked to clubs in bigger European leagues as early as the summer, with the Conference League giving him the perfect stage to showcase his talents. Orban arrived from Stabaek in January and is already into double digits with 12 goals in nine appearances in all competitions.
Orban's performance in the Conference League proves his immense talent and potential. The young footballer's future looks promising as he sets his sights on a career in bigger European leagues.
Afropop star, Adekunle Gold has collaborated with rising star and Marlian Music signee, Zinoleesky to realise their new single, Party No Dey Stop.
The single, which is Adekunle Gold’s first single of the year, is produced by Grammy-nominated producer, Kel-P. The single is a collaboration between Agege boys, Adekunle Gold noted, and the single navigated the good life the duo have been immersed in.
Born Adekunle Almoruf Kosoko, Adekunle Gold is a Nigerian Afrobeats singer and songwriter. He gained prominence after releasing the 2015 hit single Sade Adekunle, a highlife cover of One Direction’s Story of My Life He signed a record deal with Olamide-owned YBNL Nation, where he released his debut studio album Gold, which debuted at number 7 on the Billboard World Albums chart. Gold was preceded by the release of three singles: Sade, Orente and Pick Up.
Former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating has criticised the country's decision to strengthen its defence ties with the US and UK, through the AUKUS deal to build and buy nuclear-powered submarines.
Mr Keating also offered a scathing assessment of the government's most senior politicians, including Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Defence Minister Richard Marles, and Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong, dubbing Mr Marles and Senator Wong "seriously unwise ministers".
"This week, Anthony Albanese screwed into place the last shackle in the long chain the United States has laid out to contain China," Mr Keating said in a written statement.
"No mealy-mouthed talk of 'stabilisation' in our China relationship or resort to softer or polite language will disguise from the Chinese the extent and intent of our commitment to United States's strategic hegemony in East Asia with all its deadly portents.
"History will be the judge of this project in the end. But I want my name clearly recorded among those who say it is a mistake."
Mr Keating has been critical of the AUKUS defence pact since it was first struck between the three nations 18 months ago. "For $360 billion, we're going to get eight submarines," he said. "It must be the worst deal in all history."
Australia will eventually build British-designed nuclear-powered submarines with American combat systems.
Opposition Leader Peter Dutton described Mr Keating's comments as "unhinged".
Mr Keating dismissed China's growing military as posing a threat to Australia. "Let me say this: China has not threatened us." he said.
Former Opposition Leader Kim Beazley disagreed with Mr Keating's assessment stating "I actually think we need these submarines. It's a question of their speed and the areas that they have to cover." Defence Minister Richard Marles refused to criticise Mr Keating for his opinions but insisted the government was acting in Australia's best interest.
"Whatever Paul Keating says about myself, the Foreign Minister, the Prime Minister – you won't hear a bad word from us about him," Mr Marles said.
"The Hawke-Keating government was the great peacetime reformist, long-term government in our history. It's a government that finished in 1996, and our responsibility is to be governing the country in the national interest in 2023."
Mr Marles also defended Senator Wong against Mr Keating's assessment of her time as foreign minister, arguing she has done a "great deal" to repair international relations in the Pacific region.
Mr Albanese met with US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in California earlier this week, where they finalised a deal for Australia to buy and build nuclear-powered submarines, costing up to $368 billion over three decades. Australian, American and British officials have cited the growth of China's military as a key reason for Australia needing nuclear-powered submarines.
However, Mr Keating believes that Australia does not need submarines to sink an 'armada' and could use planes and missiles instead.
Mr Marles praised Mr Albanese for his presence on the international stage, stating "He's actually the person who stabilised our relations with China, but he understands the importance of getting the hard power equation right — that's what we're doing here."
"Who believes that, despite its enormous cost, it does not offer a solution to the challenge of great power competition in the region or to the security of the Australian people and its continent."
Mr Keating's strong critique of the AUKUS deal comes amidst tension between Australia and China, with Beijing imposing tariffs on Australian wine and barley, restricting tourism and student visas, and halting ministerial contact. The Chinese embassy in Canberra has responded to AUKUS, calling it an "extremely irresponsible" move that goes against the global trend of peace, development, and win-win cooperation.
Labor MPs have accused Paul Keating of being out of touch on China and launching gratuitous attacks on Foreign Minister Penny Wong after the former prime minister accused the Albanese government of making a colossal blunder by backing the AUKUS pact.
During a fiery display at the National Press Club, in which he lambasted the most senior members of his party and jousted with journalists, Keating said the government had signed up to “the worst deal in all history” by agreeing to acquire eight nuclear-powered submarines with the help of the United States and United Kingdom.
In an intervention that derailed the government’s efforts to sell the benefits of the submarine program, announced a day earlier by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Keating said Labor had broken a century-long “winning streak” on foreign policy by signing up to AUKUS, a move he described as “deeply pathetic”.
“Naturally, I should prefer to be singing the praises of the government in all matters, but these issues carry deadly consequences for Australia and I believe it is incumbent on any former prime minister, particularly now a Labor one, to alert the country to the dangerous and unnecessary journey on which the government is now embarking,” he said.
“This week, Anthony Albanese screwed into place the last shackle in the long chain the United States has laid out to contain China.”
The long-time critic of the AUKUS pact was especially pointed in his criticism of Wong, saying: “Running around the Pacific Islands with a lei around your neck handing out money, which is what Penny does, is not foreign policy. It’s a consular task. Foreign policy is what you do with the great powers: what you do with China, what you do with the United States. This government, the Albanese government, does not employ foreign policy.”
He also attacked Defence Minister Richard Marles, saying he was “well-intentioned” but “completely captured by the idea of America”.
Keating presented a largely benign view of China’s rise to superpower status, saying it was “not the old Soviet Union” and was “not seeking to propagate some competing international ideology” to the United States.
“The fact is China is not an outrider,” he said. “China is a world-trading state – it is not about upending the international system.”
Labor MP Peter Khalil, the chair of the parliamentary joint committee on intelligence and security, said of Keating’s criticisms of Wong: “It’s poor form to play the woman, not the ball. He showed a fundamental misunderstanding of what soft power through diplomacy can achieve.”
Keating’s view of China did not reflect its increased assertiveness under President Xi Jinping, Khalil said.
Speaking on the ABC’s 7.30, Marles said he had huge respect for the achievements of the Hawke-Keating government but added: “It’s a government that finished in 1996. And our responsibility is to be governing the country in the national interest in 2023.”
Marles said Keating’s intervention had not shaken his belief in AUKUS because Australia’s dependence on international shipping routes meant it needs a long-range submarine capability.
He strongly defended Wong’s performance, saying in less than a year she was already “one of the greatest foreign ministers we’ve had”.
Former Labor leader Bill Shorten told Sky News: “I think the strategic nature of China has changed in the last year. They’re not the same China they were in the ’90s.”
Victorian MP Raff Ciccone, the chair of the Senate foreign affairs, defence and trade committee, said: “Keating’s comments were unfair and ill-informed, and he should reflect on his conduct.”
Noting Keating was “not privy to current intelligence” from security agencies, Ciccone said it was “very unfair that he attacked the work of Richard Marles, Penny Wong, [Defence Industry Minister] Pat Conroy and the prime minister who have been able to achieve an outstanding AUKUS deal with our closest allies, the United States and the UK, and repaired the relationship with the Pacific”.
Victorian Labor MP Julian Hill, chair of parliament’s defence subcommittee, said Keating had been a brilliant prime minister but “our strategic circumstances have changed and the hard reality is we cannot afford not to do this [purchase nuclear-powered submarines]”.
“I dearly wish that the world was as he thinks it is, but it simply is not,” Hill said.
“Australia faces the biggest military build-up since World War II and if we don’t face that reality we surrender our sovereignty.”
Assistant Foreign Minister Tim Watts said: “Any reasonable observer would recognise the success Penny Wong has had rebuilding relationships in the Pacific and South-East Asia while stabilising our relationship with China. I’ve seen that up close.”
NSW Labor MP Jerome Laxale praised Wong and Marles for re-establishing good relations with Pacific Island nations “after the Morrison government had trashed it”, saying: “I respectfully disagree with Mr Keating there.”
Underlining his increased isolation on foreign policy and national security from the party he once led, Keating revealed he had approached Albanese’s office for a meeting in February about the AUKUS pact but had not received a response.
He also received no reply from Albanese in the same month when he emailed the prime minister a “long paper” on the importance of a sovereign foreign policy.
“I don’t think I suffer from relevance deprivation, but I do suffer concern for Australia as it most unwisely proceeds down this singular and dangerous path,” he said.
Labor sources said they did not believe Wong and Keating had spoken in several years and that Keating was frustrated she had taken a different stance from him on China.
Opposition Leader Peter Dutton said: “I think it’s incumbent upon Richard Marles and others to come out today to rebuke the unhinged comments of Mr Keating because they should be taking the advice of the military and the intelligence chiefs as opposed to Paul Ke
Rapper Lil Nas X has apologised to the trans community after facing a huge backlash, following a joke about transitioning. In a since-deleted tweet, the Grammy-award-winning artist posted a photo of a woman who looks similar to him, with the caption: “The surgery was a success.”
The post faced huge criticism from the LGBTQ+ community, who saw it as mocking the trans community at a time when they are already facing hatred from mainstream media and politicians. Earlier this month, Tennessee politicians outlawed drag performances in the presence of children and bans them from occurring within 1,000ft of schools, public parks, or places of worship. This is just one of many legislative attacks in the US this year. Meanwhile, a recent study from The Trevor Project found that 25 per cent of young Black trans and non-binary people in the US have attempted to take their own lives.
As one Twitter user pointed out to the Lil Nas X: “You’re a gay cis male, why are you making transitioning a punchline of a joke?” To which the rapper initially responded: “I’m literally just saying she looks like me, y’all cannot be f**king serious.” And when asked why he included surgery in the joke, he added: “Because she has titties? Are you dense?” However, as the anger grew, he issued another statement, saying: “Apologies to the trans community I definitely handled that situation with anger instead of considering why it was not cool. Much love to you guys. Sorry.”
Although people were pleased Lil Nas X had admitted his error, he almost immediately backtracked by mocking a Black trans woman who called him out. “Baby, this apology ain’t it! You need to apologise to the trans community in material ways that include money, sharing your platform to raise awareness… this is fake as hell!” she wrote. To which Lil Nas X simply replied: “Girl eat my a**.” For many, this has overshadowed his apology, with one person writing: “So once again you’re responding with spite and vitriol instead of engaging with the very valid criticism coming from an actual trans person. And you’re cool with your fans harassing and sending threats to a Black trans woman who named the ways your apology fell short.”
Some have pointed out his track record for making uncomfortable jokes, such as pretending to be pregnant. “Some of his antics are causing really frustrating conversations for trans people, specifically Black trans folks. His fake pregnancy photos opened up an ugly can of worms and today’s transition joke feels similar,” another fan wrote. Others have said his trolling has gone too far, although some are saying the anger should be reserved for those responsible for the anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.
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Huddersfield Town Manager Neil Warnock has made two changes to the side for tonight’s Sly Bet Championship game against Norwich City; 7.45pm kick-off at the John Smith’s Stadium. Having missed Saturday’s fixture at West Bromwich Albion due to feeling the after-effects of the challenge that forced him off against Bristol City, Danny Ward is fit to start this evening. He replaces David Kasumu, who is a substitute.
Our second change comes in defence, where Rarmani Edmonds-Green returns in place of Matty Pearson. Pearson is also on the bench tonight.
As a result of the changes to the side, Etienne Camara misses out this evening, having been amongst the substitutes against West Bromwich Albion last time out.
Warnock is without Lee Nicholls (shoulder), Ollie Turton (knee), Kieran Phillips (hamstring), Duane Holmes (calf), Pat Jones (calf), Yuta Nakayama (Achilles), Jaheim Headley (hamstring), and Anthony Knockaert (personal reasons).
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Manchester City welcomes Burnley to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, 18 March, with kick-off scheduled for 17:45 (UK). For viewers in the UK, the tie is available to watch on BBC One, the BBC iPlayer, and the BBC Sport website.
If you live outside Great Britain, there are other ways to watch Manchester City vs. Burnley. You can learn how to view proceedings via global TV listings provided by livesoccertv.com, to ensure that you do not miss any of the action.
The match will be detailed via our Matchday Centre, which provides minute-by-minute updates as the action unfolds. The Matchday Centre starts two hours before the kick-off. Audio commentary comes live from Alistair Mann and Andy Morrison while the text commentary continues.
David James, Shaun Wright-Phillips, and Joleon Lescott are the special guests for Matchday Live, which begins an hour before the kick-off, providing expert analysis before, during, and after the action.
If you are outside of Great Britain, you can use global TV listings to watch Manchester City vs. Burnley. Courtesy of livesoccertv.com, the page lists the various channels and streaming platforms where the match is available in your country.