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Love Island’s Dani Dyer hits the high-octane rides with boyfriend Jack Fincham at Thorpe Park

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Screaming! Love Island

They’ve been inseparable since coupling up on Love Island. 

And Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham looked completely smitten as they enjoyed a high-octane date at Thorpe Park on Saturday.

The daughter of EastEnders star Danny Dyer, 22, looked a little uneasy as she took several stomach-churning plunges on the roller coasters with her handsome beau, 26, by her side. 

Screaming! Love Island's Dani Dyer, 22, looked utterly terrified as she hit the high-octane rides with boyfriend Jack Fincham, 26, at Thorpe Park on Saturday

Screaming! Love Island's Dani Dyer, 22, looked utterly terrified as she hit the high-octane rides with boyfriend Jack Fincham, 26, at Thorpe Park on Saturday

Screaming! Love Island’s Dani Dyer, 22, looked utterly terrified as she hit the high-octane rides with boyfriend Jack Fincham, 26, at Thorpe Park on Saturday

Prior to her hair-raising roller coaster rides, Dani nailed the casual chic look in a stylish grey In The Style playsuit, with her slender pins on full display. 

The reality TV star strolled around the theme park in a pair of comfortable dusty pink trainers and carried her belongings in a sophisticated nude shoulder bag. 

Dani styled her chocolate tresses in glamorous curls as she walked arm-in-arm with Jack, who looked just as smart in his patterned polo shirt and grey shorts. 

New heights: Jack looked in his element as he scaled the scary heights of the rides with Dani, who clenched onto the hand rails as they made the fast descent back down to the ground

New heights: Jack looked in his element as he scaled the scary heights of the rides with Dani, who clenched onto the hand rails as they made the fast descent back down to the ground

New heights: Jack looked in his element as he scaled the scary heights of the rides with Dani, who clenched onto the hand rails as they made the fast descent back down to the ground

Death defying: Dani's glamorous curls were left in tatters as the pair sped through the ride

Death defying: Dani's glamorous curls were left in tatters as the pair sped through the ride

Death defying: Dani’s glamorous curls were left in tatters as the pair sped through the ride

Smiles: Prior to her hair-raising roller coaster rides, Dani nailed the casual chic look in a stylish grey In The Style playsuit, with her slender pins on full display

Smiles: Prior to her hair-raising roller coaster rides, Dani nailed the casual chic look in a stylish grey In The Style playsuit, with her slender pins on full display

Smiles: Prior to her hair-raising roller coaster rides, Dani nailed the casual chic look in a stylish grey In The Style playsuit, with her slender pins on full display

The former stationary salesman polished off his casual ensemble with black trainers and a Dsquared baseball cap. 

Jack looked in his element as he scaled the scary heights of the rides with Dani, who clenched onto the hand rails as they made the fast descent back down to the ground. 

In a much less terrifying feat, Dani and Jack reminisced about their time in the Love Island villa as the met loyal fans in a mock-up of the Mallorcan base, which included the famous fire pit and seating area. 

Smitten: Jack rested his hand on Dani's shoulder as the meandered around the park

Smitten: Jack rested his hand on Dani's shoulder as the meandered around the park

Smitten: Jack rested his hand on Dani’s shoulder as the meandered around the park

On the stroll: The reality TV star carried her belongings in a sophisticated nude shoulder bag

On the stroll: The reality TV star carried her belongings in a sophisticated nude shoulder bag

On the stroll: The reality TV star strolled around the theme park in a pair of comfortable dusty pink trainers

On the stroll: The reality TV star strolled around the theme park in a pair of comfortable dusty pink trainers

On the stroll: The reality TV star strolled around the theme park in a pair of comfortable dusty pink trainers and carried her belongings in a sophisticated nude shoulder bag

Cosy: Dani styled her chocolate tresses in glamorous curls as she walked arm-in-arm with Jack, who looked just as smart in his patterned polo shirt and grey shorts

Cosy: Dani styled her chocolate tresses in glamorous curls as she walked arm-in-arm with Jack, who looked just as smart in his patterned polo shirt and grey shorts

Cosy: Dani styled her chocolate tresses in glamorous curls as she walked arm-in-arm with Jack, who looked just as smart in his patterned polo shirt and grey shorts

The showbiz couple’s energetic day out comes after Dani revealed she only signed up for the ITV2 show after failing to land a role on her dad Danny’s starring soap EastEnders.

The brunette beauty told The Daily Star On Sunday she would love to land to appear on the BBC soap, but thinks bosses are reluctant due to Danny’s ongoing role as Mick Carter.

Dani reveals she tried to land a part on EastEnders before applying on Love Island and Survival Of The Fittest, but was given a firm no by bosses who feared a public backlash.

Not amused: Dani shrieked as she gripped onto the stomach-churning ride

Not amused: Dani shrieked as she gripped onto the stomach-churning ride

Not amused: Dani shrieked as she gripped onto the stomach-churning ride

Calm before the storm: Dani tried to remain relaxed ahead of her head-spinning ride

Calm before the storm: Dani tried to remain relaxed ahead of her head-spinning ride

Calm before the storm: Dani tried to remain relaxed ahead of her head-spinning ride

Chic couple: The former stationary salesman polished off his casual ensemble with black trainers and a Dsquared baseball cap

Chic couple: The former stationary salesman polished off his casual ensemble with black trainers and a Dsquared baseball cap

Chic couple: The former stationary salesman polished off his casual ensemble with black trainers and a Dsquared baseball cap

She said: ‘I don’t know about EastEnders, they wouldn’t let me in it.  

‘I think it’s because my dad is already on it so if I went on it there would be a massive outrage’

A source also told the publication that Dani decided to make the move into reality TV after growing ‘fed up’ with working as a barmaid.

They added that despite dad Danny’s reservations at her career change, he now agrees it is one of the best things she could have done.

Smitten: Dani became the runaway winner of this year's Love Island thanks to her relationship with boyfriend Jack, with the coupling pairing up on day one and staying together

Smitten: Dani became the runaway winner of this year's Love Island thanks to her relationship with boyfriend Jack, with the coupling pairing up on day one and staying together

Smitten: Dani became the runaway winner of this year’s Love Island thanks to her relationship with boyfriend Jack, with the coupling pairing up on day one and staying together

Inseparable: Since leaving the villa Jack and Dani's relationship has gone from strength to strength, with the pair even moving into their first home together in London earlier this month

Inseparable: Since leaving the villa Jack and Dani's relationship has gone from strength to strength, with the pair even moving into their first home together in London earlier this month

Inseparable: Since leaving the villa Jack and Dani’s relationship has gone from strength to strength, with the pair even moving into their first home together in London earlier this month

Moving on: Meanwhile Dani also revealed that beau Jack is growing his old job selling pens, telling The Times he was keen to return to work soon after Love Island's end

Moving on: Meanwhile Dani also revealed that beau Jack is growing his old job selling pens, telling The Times he was keen to return to work soon after Love Island's end

Moving on: Meanwhile Dani also revealed that beau Jack is growing his old job selling pens, telling The Times he was keen to return to work soon after Love Island’s end

Dani became the runaway winner of this year’s Love Island thanks to her relationship with boyfriend Jack, with the coupling pairing up on day one and staying together until the series’ end.

Since leaving the villa Jack and Dani’s relationship has gone from strength to strength, with the pair even moving into their first home together in London earlier this month.

Meanwhile Dani also revealed that beau Jack is growing his old job selling pens, telling The Times he was keen to return to work soon after Love Island’s end.

Memories: Dani and Jack reminisced about their time in the Love Island villa as the met loyal fans in a mock-up of the Mallorcan base, which included the famous fire pit

Memories: Dani and Jack reminisced about their time in the Love Island villa as the met loyal fans in a mock-up of the Mallorcan base, which included the famous fire pit

Memories: Dani and Jack reminisced about their time in the Love Island villa as the met loyal fans in a mock-up of the Mallorcan base, which included the famous fire pit

Pop the fizz: Dani and Jack posed next to the spinning bottle of champagne 

Pop the fizz: Dani and Jack posed next to the spinning bottle of champagne 

Pop the fizz: Dani and Jack posed next to the spinning bottle of champagne 

Smile! The Love Island champions happily posed for selfies with their fans

Smile! The Love Island champions happily posed for selfies with their fans

Smile! The Love Island champions happily posed for selfies with their fans

She said: ‘When he came out, he was saying to my dad, ‘I’m going to have a week off work, I reckon, and then I’ll go back to selling pens.

‘And my dad was like, ‘No, Jack, it’s not going to work like that, mate. You’re going to have a different life now.’

‘Jack didn’t realise. He genuinely said, ‘Dan, I think I’ll have a week off,’ and then he said, ‘Well, how about I go back a couple of days a week then?’ And I was like, ”Jaaaack!!!!”  

Jack revealed earlier this month that he had quit his job selling pens, saying at the Edinburgh TV festival: ‘I will stay in touch with the boys though. [I have] lovely opportunities elsewhere’.

New life: Jack revealed earlier this month that he had quit his job selling pens, saying at the Edinburgh TV festival: 'I will stay in touch with the boys though.'

New life: Jack revealed earlier this month that he had quit his job selling pens, saying at the Edinburgh TV festival: 'I will stay in touch with the boys though.'

New life: Jack revealed earlier this month that he had quit his job selling pens, saying at the Edinburgh TV festival: ‘I will stay in touch with the boys though.’

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Emotions are temporary, Decisions are Permanent – Reno Omokri

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Reno Omokri has dropped few words that will help while making decisions. The former spokesperson to former President, Goodluck Jonathan sounded against taking decisions that last permanently over temporary emotions.

“If you stop drinking water because you don’t like urinating, it is you who suffers, not water. If you stop relating with your family because you don’t like what they did to you, it is you who will suffer. Family is like water. They quench thirst, but can cause urination.

They are like your fingernails. Sometimes they can scratch you, but you don’t permanently remove them because of that temporary inconvenience.

Emotions are temporary. Decisions are more permanent. So, what is the wisdom in basing a permanent decision on a temporary emotion? It is like making a raincoat your permanent uniform because it rained yesterday. Rains are temporary. Uniforms are permanent #RenosNuggets,” he wrote.

 

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Stop attacks against BEDC, 46 CSOs warn

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Against the backdrop of incessant hostility mounted on its operation, electricity consumers in Edo State, especially those hiding under the cover of civil rights advocacy to foist unlawful conducts, and the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, have been urged to desist from doing so fortwith or face legal actions.

A group with 46 allied Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Transparency Advocacy for Development Initiative (TADI), Abuja, made this declaration at a World Press Conference addressed by its National Convener, Comrade Solomon Adodo at Abia House, Abuja.

“We call on the Governor of Edo State to forthwith refrain from antagonizing BEDC Electricity Plc and instead follow relevant rules and guidelines governed by clearly cut contract terms. The issue of power distribution in Edo State should not be unnecessarily politicised,” TADI stated.

“It should be made clear that all DISCOs are firmly protected by the contract terms and conditions under, which they were issued licences and it is on record that BEDC has not in any way breached such conditions” TADI said further.

According to the group, “we shall resist this evil at all costs in the best interest of sustainable business practice in order not to ward of future investors and / or frustrate the gains made thus far in the power sector”.

On this note, we call on the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE), the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET) and every concerned regulator to immediately come out and clear the air on the needless controversies being stirred to cripple the BEDC under its current management.

“If we do not get appropriate feedback within seven days of this notice, we shall be left with no other option but to embark on peaceful procession to these offices for the sake of sanity in our power sector”, the group stressed.

TADI said that as stakeholders, the federal government has representation on the board of respective DISCOs and it is totally at its discretion to appoint whoever she deems it fit to represent her interest in the DISCOs, saying further that “it is not the DISCOs that determine who federal government appoints as her representative contrary to what some naysayers would have us believe in the case of BEDC”.

“It is empirical to note that the respective DISCOs can only distribute the amount of power sold to them by NBET based on the Multi Year Tariff Order (MYTO) allocation allotted each DISCO. Thus contrary to wrong assertions, DISCOs are not allotted power based on what their respective states generate but as determined by NBET using the MYTO allocation system. It added.

TADI disclosed that it has identified with “patriotic disenchantment the consistent, brazen and expertly contrived attempts by certain unpatriotic elements to sabotage the dexterous efforts of BEDC to supply power to Edo, Delta, Ondo and Ekiti States.

These findings, according to TADI indicated that the entities have launched media and physical attacks on BEDC and primarily bent on destroying the corporate reputation of BEDC on one hand and discredit the federal government’s roadmap for power stability.

 

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Scandal Rocks Udom Rice Mill

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*Farmers call it a scam

*Mill owned by local farmer

*Say rice imported from Kogi, Adamawa

A major scandal is rocking the rice mill project recently commissioned by Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State as part of his agricultural development programme.

Rice farmers in Ini Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State have refuted claims by the state government that rice is grown, processed and packaged at old local “rice mills” in Mbiabet Ikot Udo community, stating that the Akwa Ibom State government “imports grains from Adamawa and Kogi states, to be repackaged at the mills, in a deliberate plan to deceive the people.”

The farmers also debunked state government’s ownership claims on rice farms in the area. They raised alarm that bags of rice which the government of Udom Emmanuel claim to have produced still bear the stamp of rice from “Rijiya” from the modern market in Adamawa State.

“This is pure 419,” the Youth President of Mbiabet Ikot Udo, Mr. Uwakima Effiong Okon stated. “How can a governor who claims to support farmers be doing 419 with us? It is very unfortunate.”

Our correspondent, who went on a fact finding mission recently, also discovered that locally produced local rice is processed at a mill run independently by the farmers in the community.

Uwakima Effiong Okon said that rice farmers in the locality are not under the employ of the state government, and emphasized that the state government has no rice farm in Ini Local Government Area of the state.

He stated: “We are not employed by the state government; we cultivate and process our rice here and sell it in the local markets. Akwa Ibom state government has no rice farm in the whole of Ini local government area.

“The rice mill recently commissioned by the governor is owned by one Mr. Utuk. We’ve never been contacted to take our rice there for processing and we won’t go there because we have our local mills here. Besides, rice processed at the mill are imported from Kogi and Adamawa state. Government does not own any rice farm here,” he said.

Okon noted that the mill and abandoned silos were established in 1975 by the Federal Government, and divulged that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) renovated the mill in 2006, that it has since been put to use by the locals.

He called on the State Government to come to their aid by providing grants, loans and other incentives to boost their output.

Also, a rice farmer, Mrs. Glory Effiong Umoh, frowned at claims that the state government owns rice farms in the area.

“My grandfather introduced rice farming in this community. They (state government) should stop deceiving the people. We independently grow and process our rice without any support from the state government”, she stated.
Another rice farmer, Mr. Nsikak Sunday, described government claims as lie.

“It’s a lie, they have not done anything for us. We heard that they bring rice from Kogi State to their mill; they don’t make use of our rice. This farm you see us owned by the community. They (state government) have been coming here severally with fake promises.”

A couple of other rice farmers, Abraham Umoh and Nathaniel Okon also described state government’s claims as fallacious.

Our correspondent was shown a large expanse of abandoned land hitherto donated by the Mbiabet group of villages to the state government for the cultivation of rice. Our source say, Mbiabet people have not been given any reason for the abandonment.

The land is few metres from the palatial mansion of the Akwa Ibom State Women Affairs Commissioner, Mrs. Gloria Edet,
at Ikpe Ikot Nkon.

The area is bereft of tarred roads, electricity, and health centres.
Earlier in the day, newsmen were denied access to the state government owned “mill.”

Credit: Ephraim Etim

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