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I Once Sold ‘Aboniki’, Face Towel In Traffic, Skit Maker Elesho Reveals

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Skit maker Yemi Elesho, son of veteran Yoruba comic actor Adewale Elesho, has opened up on his humble beginnings.

In an interview with media personality, Amina Atiaru, Elesho revealed he ran away from his father’s house at a young age to Ibadan, where he sold Aboniki balm and face towels for survival.

Elesho, in the video posted on Instagram Wednesday, also shed some light on the strained relationship between him and his father upon their first meeting at a young age.

The comic revealed he eventually ran away from his father’s house back to Ibadan, Oyo State, where he sold the analgesic, face towel, and a fizzy drink known as ‘Tampico.’

He said, “When I ran out of the house, I later left Elesho’s house. I left in 2011.”

Briefly cutting him short, the host asked if the comic’s father wasn’t upset after he ran away.

Elesho responded saying, “Only a person you see can express their anger.

“I left. I went to Iwo Road, Ibadan, where I sold face towels, Aboniki, and bread in the traffic.

“I also went to the University of Ibadan, where I sold Tampico just outside the school gate.”

The skit maker also disclosed that he learned how to operate an auto-rickshaw, known in Nigeria as ‘Keke,’ for business purposes.

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FG Clarifies Renaming of Murtala Muhammed Expressway

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Minister Of Information
– FG denies renaming Murtala Muhammed Expressway after Wole Soyinka
– New road inaugurated by President Tinubu named Arterial Road N20
– Murtala Muhammed Expressway remains unchanged

The Federal Government has dispelled rumors that the Murtala Muhammed Expressway in Abuja was renamed Wole Soyinka Way.

The government clarified that the renaming of the expressway was never considered by the current administration.

Instead, a new road was inaugurated by President Bola Tinubu on June 4, 2024, which was named Arterial Road N20.

This new road connects the Outer Northern Expressway to the Northern Parkway and was named after Prof. Wole Soyinka.

The confusion arose from a proposal by the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, during the inauguration, which was approved by President Tinubu. ”

The government emphasized that the Murtala Muhammed Expressway remains unchanged, honoring the legacy of the former Head of State, Gen. Murtala Ramat Muhammed.

Therefore, the Arterial Road N20 is named after Prof Soyinka.

The Murtala Muhammed Expressway remains unchanged, the government stressed.

 

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Rivers State on Edge as Youths Storm LG Headquarters Amid Tenure Crisis

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Rivers State Governor
– Tension rises in Rivers State as youths occupy LG headquarters
– LG chairmen refuse to vacate office despite expiration of tenure
– Police deploy security operatives to maintain peace

Tension mounted in Rivers State on Monday as youths occupied the Degema Local Government Area headquarters, demanding that the council chairmen vacate office.

The youths, who were seen singing war songs, barricaded the entrance and vowed to remain until Wednesday.

The crisis follows the expiration of the tenure of local government chairmen in the state, with the chairmen refusing to step down citing a new law passed by the state House of Assembly.

The law empowers them to extend their tenure by six months, a move opposed by Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

In a similar development, youths stormed the Asari-Toru Local Government Area headquarters, occupying the building and vowing to resist any attempt by the council chairman to remain in office.

The situation was tense but peaceful, with security operatives deployed to maintain order.

Meanwhile, the outgoing chairman of Eleme LGA, Obarilomate Ollor, warned those eager to throw him out of office not to come close to the council, threatening to unleash terror on such invaders. “Some people are ganging up, they want to use force to enter into the local government, If you go there against the law, what you will see you will not believe it.”

The police have urged everyone to maintain peace in the state, with the spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko, saying “Our men were on a show of strength this morning. We are still monitoring the situation.”

 

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