Rave News Digest: Billie Eilish To Sing Upcoming James Bond Theme Song, Uzodinma Emerges Imo State Governor, Tyson Fury + More
Billie Eilish to sing upcoming James Bond theme song, Uzodinma emerges Imo State Governor, Tyson Fury scared ahead of Wilder fight. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest which summarizes five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.
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1. Supreme Court voids Ihedioha’s election, declares APC Uzodinma Imo governor
The Supreme Court on Tuesday voided the election of Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo State.
A seven-man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, unanimously declared Hope Uzodinma as the winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election and the validly elected governor of the state.
Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, who read the lead judgment, ordered that the certificate of return issued to Ihedioha be immediately withdrawn. She directed that a fresh certificate of return should be issued to Uzodinma. She also directed that Uzodinma must be immediately sworn in as the Governor of Imo State.
2. Senegal’s Akon City plan ‘finalised’
US hip hop star Akon has tweeted that plans to build a city in Senegal, where his family originally hails from, are on course. He said he had finalised the agreement for ‘Akon City’ to be built in the West African State.
There are not many details about plans for the city which has been in the pipeline since 2018 when he announced the launch of his own cryptocurrency called Akoin.
At the time he said he wanted to build a “real-life Wakanda” on the back of currency – a reference to the fictional land of Wakanda in Marvel’s Black Panther. He told his fans that he had been gifted 2,000 acres of land by the Senegalese authorities to start the project off. Akon promised the city would be a “futuristic environment.”
3. Billie Eilish makes history with James Bond No Time To Die theme Song
On Tuesday, Billie Eilish announced that she will sing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film No Time To Die, making her the youngest performer to tackle the honor. Using the same title as the highly-anticipated flick, Eilish will be teaming up with her brother and music partner Finneas O’Connell to create an “incredibly powerful and moving song” for the milestone film.
“We are excited to announce that Billie and FINNEAS have written an incredibly powerful and moving song for No Time To Die, which has been impeccably crafted to work within the emotional story of the film,” No Time To Die producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said in a press release.
Excited by the honor of singing the theme song for the 25th James Bond film, Billie Eilish said, “It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honor. James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock.“
4. Iran announces first arrests in downing of Ukrainian airliner
Iran’s judiciary has announced the arrests of an unspecified number of suspects after the accidental shoot-down of a commercial passenger jet during a period of major confrontation with the United States last week.
In comments carried by state media, spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said on Tuesday “extensive investigations have taken place and some individuals are arrested.” He did not offer additional details. Reports also revealed that the one person detained was the individual who posted video of the missile striking the airliner.
5. Tyson Fury fears he will not get a points decision in the United States
Britain’s Tyson Fury says he will never get a judges’ decision in his rematch with Deontay Wilder and his desire to knock the American out was one of the reasons he dropped trainer Ben Davison.
Fury, 31, will fight WBC heavyweight title holder Wilder on 22 February in Las Vegas after their 2018 bout in Los Angeles ended in a controversial draw. Last month, Fury moved from Davison to team up with Javan ‘Sugar’ Hill. “I know I will not get a decision in the US,” said Fury on Monday.
In a news conference held in Los Angeles to promote the fight, Fury added:
“They had to rob a man who had been out of the ring for three years and they still couldn’t beat him.
“I’m not coming here for a points decision, I’ve had too many of them – nine of them – I’m coming here for a knockout, I’ve had 21 of them and from the heart that’s what I’m looking to do.”
Cover photo credit: Instagram – billieeilish
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