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BBNaija 2019: Don Jazzy, others react as housemates impersonate popular Nigerian celebrities

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Viewers of the ongoing Big Brother Naija reality TV show, tagged ‘Pepper Dem’ hailed housemates after impersonating popular Nigerian celebrities for the party on Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 19 housemates are each required to dress and act like celebrities for the night which drew massive admiration from fans of the show on social media.

The most noteworthy were Omashola as DJ Spinall, Seyi as Kizz Daniel, Thelma as Toke Makinwa, Mercy as Dencia, Mike as Jidenna, Esther as CeeC, Frood as Phyno and Ike as Rema.

Omashola got the most accolades from fans who said he “looked more like DJ Spinall and could pass as his twin”. To complete the look, the Delta-born housemate added the classic, signature cap the DJ is known for.

@Donjazzy tweeted, “Omashola already looks like DjSpinall. #bbnaija”

@Uaoboi said, “Omashola looks like DJ Spinall more than DJ Spinall looks himself #BBNaija.”

Meanwhile, Dencia and Jidenna, on Twitter, gave their seals of approval to Mercy and Mike for portraying them on the show.

Reacting to Mike’s costume and portraying of him, superstar singer Jidenna commented @Jidenna, “So…I hear Mike is impersonating me on #BBNaijia.

“E enta so?? Show me a clip, abeg. I can’t access in obodo oyibo. Dalu, Hilarious. Nice one.”

On her part, Dencia felt honoured to be chosen by Mercy. She said, “Awww. I am so humbled. Her pull up game too strong. I don’t have access to watch but we Stan.”

NAN reports that despite the accolades gotten for impersonating celebrities, fans were disappointed by the behavior of housemates on the dance floor.

They argued that they spent more time dancing to the mirror than actually dancing with each other to the song. Some fans suggested that ‘Biggie ‘ brought Alex Unusual back for just one party, at least.

@Donjazzy said, “Just imagine Alex was in this party with DjBigN on the Desk.”

@_casey tweeted, “Swears……Alex life of the party, all this people I don’t understand #Bbnaija.”

However, DJ BigN who led the turntable received praise for his song choices and setting the right vibes in the house for the housemate.

@DonJazzy tweeted, “Ladies and Gentlemen That was The magnificent DJ BIG N. My DJ. when you are big you are big abeg.”

@Tonymoretholar said, “They said its pepper dem and DJ BIG N gave them hot hot periodt.”

@IdrisAishat2 said, “He nailed it. Have been dancing away my sorrow. Thanks to him.”

NAN reports that with the second party of the season done, 19 housemates look forward to eviction night on Sunday.

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Nigerian newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Friday said that the plan to increase Value Added Tax (VAT) from five per cent to 7.5 per cent is in the right direction to raise the country’s revenue. CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele said that the government had the responsibility to fend for every citizenry by providing basic infrastructure like roads, electricity and hospitals among others. He explained that the government had only two ways to fund such projects, which are by raising revenue and through loan collection. According to him, the present government has been criticised by some people for high rate of debt incurred.

2. The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Taraba State on Saturday dismissed the petition by Abubakar Danladi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the re-election of Governor Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last governorship election in the State. In a unanimous decision, the court held that the petitioners failed to prove their claims that the election was marred by irregularities and substantial non-compliance with the Electoral Act.

3. Governors elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of the Progressive Governors Forum yesterday revealed plans to adopt a common governance initiative across all APC states. The governors said they want to create a distinct identity for the party that will separate it from other political parties in the country. The governors set a PGF Governance Programme Steering Committee headed by the Governors of Jigawa and Plateau states, tasked with the responsibility of looking at how they govern their states.

4. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday apologised to bank customers for the inconveniences the newly introduced cashless policy will cause. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of Central Bank, made the apology at the end of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting in Abuja. He said he sympathized and regret inconvenience cashless policy will cause bank customers.

5. Rivers-based serial killer, Gracious David-West yesterday said he single-handedly carried out the heinous crime killing a total of 7 victims; 5 in Rivers state, 1 in Lagos and another in Owerri. He however denied being sponsored by any person. He pleaded for mercy, saying that he was been controlled by evil spirit.

6. The Delta State election petition tribunal sitting in Asaba, the Delta State capital on Friday upheld the reelection of Sen. (Dr.) Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa just as it dismissed Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru and the All Progressives Congress, APC’s petition for lacking in merit. The election tribunal headed by Suleiman Belgore handed down the judgment on Friday in Asaba. The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru had approached the election tribunal, challenging the Governorship election of March 9 which saw Sen. (Dr.) Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa emerging as Governor.

7. Atiku Abubakar, 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Friday spoke for the first time since after President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the Presidential Election Tribunal earlier this month. Reacting, Atiku in a statement, Atiku urged Nigerians to continue their support for constitutional order via the courts. He also thanked the governors elected on the platform of PDP.

8. President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reacted to reports of the UN rapporteur on violence in Nigeria. He said while the presidency agree that the violence in Nigeria, or in any country, is a major concern and that there is a rippling effect, it was disappointed that the rapporteur was silent on intra-group violence. He pointed out that in Benue, Taraba, Cross River States and many parts of the country, most of the casualties result from intra-group, inter-group and community violence. Many of the displaced persons across the nation are also victims of these conflicts. Buhari said the UN representative needs to be truthful and even-handed in her assignment.

9. The three-man panel of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, and chaired by Justice A.L. Ogumoye, on Friday dismissed the petition filed by 2019 APGA gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Alex Otti against the declaration of Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu. The tribunal ruled that the petitioner failed to prove the case of over-voting, non-compliance to the INEC election guideline and electoral act. Alex Otti had asked the tribunal to cancel fifteen out of the seventeen local government areas’ election results in Abia State. Otti claimed that the respondents, PDP, and Governor Okezie Ikpeazu who was the governorship candidate of PDP perpetrated excessive malpractice in those LGAs in the last March 9, 2019, election conducted in the state.

10. A chieftain of the Yoruba apex socio-cultural organization, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has noted that constitutional crisis in Nigeria and the imbalance in the polity are the main cause of agitation for a break-up by different groups in the country. The lawyer and elder statesman said that it would be better if the country breaks up since the leaders refuse to restructure it. He said he has no objection to breaking up, adding that people are talking of breaking up because the term of coming together has been abrogated by the northern Muslims who are dominating the country. According to him, this is why the young elements, extremists in the South- East, South – South, South –West and the Middle Belt are yearning for break-up.

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BBNaija: 2face Idibia, Larry Gaga pay housemates surprise visit [PHOTO]

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Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, top 10 housemates on Thursday night received important guests in the house.

This time around they were surprised by 2face Idibia, Larry Gaga, 2face’s manager who paid a visit to them in the house.

The housemates screamed and leaped in excitement as they welcomed 2face Idibia and the other visitors into the house.

DAILY POST recalls that award winning Nigerian dancer, Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau, popularly known as Kaffy has also paid a surprise visit to Big Brother Naija housemates.

Kaffy was the second set of Nigerian celebrities to visit the housemates.

Weeks ago, Super Eagles stars, John Ogu and Oghenekaro Etebo stormed BBNaija, House.

The stars were received by housemates as they began Friday arena games.

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BBNaija: Mercy buys immunity, escapes eviction till semi finals

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Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate Mercy has bought her way to the semi finals of the reality show.

Big Brother on Monday night gave the housemates first opportunity to make purchase with the coins they received in the reality show.

Diane booked a spa session with Elozonam, while Mercy begged for more coins from Mike and bought immunity from eviction next week.

This means that Mercy will not be nominated for possible eviction next week.

DAILY POST recalls that the organisers of BBNaija on Sunday announced a new twist to the game.

Official host of BBNaija, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu during eviction show on Sunday, announced that eviction has been cancelled for this week.

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