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Rihanna, Asap Rocky Name Second Son ‘Riot’, Netizens React

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Mixed reactions have begun to trail multi-award-winning singer Rihanna’s choice of name for her newborn son.

Rihanna and her partner, rapper Asap Rocky, welcomed their second child on August 1 and have named him ‘Riot Rose Mayers,’ The Blast reports.

The couple are also parents to son, RZA Athelston Mayers, born in 2022 and named after legendary Wu-Tang Clan rapper, RZA.

Tweeps have since begun to share their thoughts on the couple’s choice of name for their newly-born son.

One tweep #provii8 tweeted, “Rihana naming her second son Riot is all cool until the boy starts leading riots in college.”

#damiadenuga tweeted, “Rihanna and ASAP Rocky name their son Riot aka Idamu Adugbo. Portable influenced them.”

#Hantibedavid tweeted, “God gave Rihanna and A$AP Rocky 9 months to choose a name for their baby boy and all they could come up with is Riot?”

#Amblue_jay also tweeted, “Rihanna named her son Riot but people continue to laugh at Zimbabwean names.”

#Mbahdeyforyou also wrote, “As them dun born Riot, next pikin’ go be Protest.”

#Raylex04, who seemed to like the name ‘Riot,’ commented on X, formerly Twitter, saying, “Rihanna named her child “Riot” and the child is going to be Rich and successful despite his name, and then there’s you “Glory” With no glory. Happiness with no joy, Wisdom wey nor wise. ”

#Ovo_himself449 also tweeted, “You see people Abroad bearing names like Stone, Bucket, Riot making it in life but here in Nigeria, pesin wey dey bear Success dey write Jamb 4 times.”

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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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