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1. Election 2023: Peter Obi abandons the PDP
I resigned my membership in the Peoples’ Democratic Party. – P.O. pic.twitter.com/bi4u0u3jmm
— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) May 25, 2022
Former Governor of Anambra State and presidential candidate, Pierre Obi, dropped the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). Obi, who was considered one of the main contenders for the party’s presidential ticket, is leaving the party less than three days before his presidential primary election. An aide to the former governor confirmed his exit from the PDP. He, however, dismissed speculation that Obi would step down from the presidential race, suggesting the former governor could run on another party’s platform. He also didn’t mention Obi’s next move.
“I can confirm that he (Obi) has quit the PDP but I cannot confirm that he is no longer in the running. We will find out,” he said. In a letter circulated and addressed to the national president of the party, Iyorchia AyuMr. Obi quoted “RECENT DEVELOPMENTS” in the party as the reason for his departure. Dated May 24, in the letter bearing the title “Resignation from the PDP and withdrawal from the presidential contest” Obi noted that the nation’s challenges are deep rooted. Moreover, the former governor assured that his commitment to save Nigeria remains firm, even if the paths differ.
2. Pepsi will no longer sponsor the Super Bowl halftime show
After 10 years of iconic Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show performances, we decided it was time to pass the mic. 🎤 Thank you to the amazing artists and fans who have helped us create some amazing moments along the way. 👏 Now let’s take the next step… 👀
— Pepsi (@pepsi) May 24, 2022
After a decade of sponsoring the Super Bowl Halftime Show, Pepsi announced Tuesday that it will no longer be sponsoring the annual performance. “After 10 years of iconic Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show performances, we decided it was time to pass the mic,” Pepsi said, via the company’s Twitter account. “Thank you to the amazing artists and fans who have helped us create some amazing moments along the way. Now let’s take the next step…”
The soda company’s contract with the NFL expired after the 2021-22 season. Pepsi renewed the sponsorship deal with the league, but the new deal does not include the company sponsoring the halftime show. Pepsi would like to delve into digital media for its upcoming projects. This is mainly due to a slight drop in the number of viewers. The halftime show rights will sell for between $40 million and $50 million, according to reports.
3. South Africa: Nakhane robbed after Joburg show
South African-born, London-based musician Nakhane was robbed after performing at the Bassline I Am Live Festival in Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, this weekend. https://t.co/c8rRzmhkX2
— Times LIVE (@TimesLIVE) May 25, 2022
South African-born, London-based musician Nakhane was robbed after performing at the ‘I Am Live’ festival in Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, this weekend. Taking to Instagram, Nakhane said he was robbed at Liquid Blue in Melville. “It took me this long to talk to you because my friend and I were robbed out of Liquid Blue after the most amazing night.” he wrote.
A source close to the star told the press that Nakhane and his companion’s mobile phones were snatched from their hands while they were in the trendy spot.
4. Ghana Health Service debunks Monkeypox rumor
No confirmed cases of monkeypox in the country. pic.twitter.com/dXEDbzpTxj
— Ghana Health Service Official (@_GHSofficial) May 25, 2022
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has refuted claims that the country recorded its first case of monkeypox in its western region, following early reports suggesting it had. The Director of Public Health at Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Franklin Asiedu Bekoerevealed that the information circulating on social networks about a possible epidemic in the country is false. “We have not confirmed any monkeypox in Ghana” Dr. Bekoe revealed. According to the GHS, a person presented to a medical facility in the Ahanta West area with blisters.
The initial case evaluation, however, is not suggestive of monkeypox. The country’s health officials said further investigations were underway into the case. Meanwhile, officials report that Ghana has stepped up surveillance activities regarding monkeypox following a recent outbreak of the virus in Europe, Australia and America.
5. Ibrahimovic won’t play until 2023 after knee surgery
Zlatan Ibrahimović will not be available for at least the next 7-8 months after undergoing knee surgery, AC Milan announce. 🚨🇸🇪 #ACMilan
Ibrahimović will now decide whether to continue playing football or not. The current contract expires in a month. pic.twitter.com/R9NOP0UEXs
— Fabrice Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 25, 2022
Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not play again this year after the Swedish striker had knee surgery. The Rossoneri said the operation was “planned for a while” and will keep the 40-year-old out for up to eight months. The injury puts Ibrahimovic’s future in doubt, with the veteran striker out of contract next month. A statement on Milan’s website read: “AC Milan announces that Zlatan Ibrahimović has undergone left knee surgery performed by Dr Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, in the presence of the Club’s medical director Stefano Mazzoni, at the Jean Mermoz hospital in Lyon.”
“Arthroscopy had been planned for a while to permanently resolve the instability of the joint through reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, with lateral bracing and repair of the meniscus. The operation was a complete success and the prognosis is estimated between 7 and 8 months.
We wish the player a speedy recovery.
6. Viola Davis honored at the Kering Gala in Cannes
Kering Women in Motion winner Viola Davis on her legacy: “I want my ceiling to be a young, a woman, a young actress of color, I want my ceiling to be their floor.” https://t.co/AbvSI1CbOS pic.twitter.com/TXuWFQrKX2
— Variety (@Variety) May 22, 2022
Earlier this week, A-List Hollywood actress Viola Davis was honored at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival in France at the Kering gala with the 2022 Women in Motion award. The award aims to highlight the invaluable contribution of women in the 7th art.
In what has now become one of the Festival’s most talked about speeches, Davis accepted his honorary award, saying, “I want my ceiling to be someone else’s floor.” She went on to quote a quote from Thomas Merton: “If you want to know me, don’t ask me where I live or how I do my hair, but ask me why I live, or better yet, ask me what gets in the way of my life.”
Congratulations to the actor for the honor.
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