Saturday, 31 January 2015
The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation yesterday revealed that the All Progressives Congress [APC] decision to not participate in the Presidential debate is to shield Muhammadu Buhari’s intellectual laziness. The also went on to say that Mr. Buhari lacks the ability to constructively engage on contemporary national issues in public.
The APC had declared last thursday that they won’t participate in the planned debate due to it being organized by BON because the organisers are allegedly supporters of the PDP.
PDP’s Director of Media and Publicity, Femi Fani-Kayode said that the APC knew that Buhari would fail when questioned on issues of national governance and development.
Its very unbelievable what some people can do all in the name of politics. Osun state governor Rauf Aregbesola, on his way to the APC campaign this afternoon, sat on top of a moving bus, throwing cash and recharge cards to his supporters. Very funny.
Friday, 30 January 2015
There was a massive outburst of crowd today at the PDP Oresidential rally in Akwa-Ibom, Uyo State. More photos after the cut
Failed PDP Lagos state guber aspirant, Musiliu Obanikoro has been nominated by President Goodluck Jonathan for minister along with six other individuals.
African Independent Television [AIT] reports that Jonathan nominated the former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, Kenneth Kobani and Patrick Akwashiki.
KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES BAN MEMBERS FROM PARTICIPATING IN 2015 ELECTIONS, SAYS ITS SATANIC AND DEMONIC
With the 2015 general elections a few days away, the leadership of the Jehovah’s Witnesses has banned its members from casting their votes.
Members are not to participate in any electoral process, which means they can’t vote for any candidate or neither can they stand for any election, PM News reports.
Jehovah’s witness members were reportedly warned not to even obtain voter’s cards.
The punishment for anyone who goes against this directive will be excommunication.
Jehovah’s Witnesses are against participating in elections because they believe them to be satanic and contrary to God’s commandment.
Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has advised Nigerians not to vote into power, people he described as persecutors.
According to The Nation, the revered monarch said, voting such people will only spell doom for the country.
Sanusi who was speaking while receiving a delegate from the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) led by its governorship candidate in Kano State, Bashir Ishaq said leadership required commitment and sacrifice.
He advised: “You should make sure that you do not allow your votes to fall into the hands of persecutors; you should not concede your votes to those you know would oppress you.”
The former CBN governor, who spoke at length on the need to avoid violence in the forth coming polls, also advised politicians to accommodate the criticisms from their opponents in good faith
Bashir who was in the palace to intimate the monarch on his plans for Kano State said he was concerned about the abysmal decline of education at primary and secondary levels, adding that with his foray into the gubernatorial race was as a result of his determination to deal with the rot in the sector.
He stated that he had plans to establish an independent power station in the state in the face of the nation’s appalling economy, stressing that with adequate power supply, the state’s economy would improve remarkably.
He opined that the sector would receive his priority attention because of expectations placed on the government for a robust healthcare system.
He added that he was willing to come up with a unique concept of governance for the state.
The Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi II, who was recently threatened by Boko Haram insurgents, urged Muslims faithful in the north to defend themselves against the fighters instead of handing them over to the police and security.
Thursday, 29 January 2015
FUNKE AKINDELE'S LAWYERS WRITE LINDA IKEJI: 'YOU WENT TOO FAR' *'APOLOGISE TO FUNKE AKINDELE NOW', LAWYERS TELL LINDA IKEJI
The mangement of star actress, Funke Akindele, has condemned in strong terms the unwarranted posts by blogger, Linda Ikeji, ascribing a harmless picture on the award winning role interpreter's Instagram's page to be a mockery of the alleged separation between her colleague, Toyin Aimakhu and her husband, Adeniyi Johnson.
While Linda went too far and assumed the role of a mind reader and a judge in her Sunday, January 25, 2015 post: “DID FUNKE AKINDELE SHADE TOYIN AIMAKHU LAST NIGHT?”, she has exposed the favourite actress to cynical comments and hasty judgements.
Her post, did not only portray the Funke Akindele's brand in bad light, it has promoted unhealthy rivalry where there is none. Meanwhile, as a law abiding citizen and well-loved by all and sundry, Funke, through her lawyers, had on same day, Sunday, January 25, 2015, via email, written a letter to Linda demanding a retraction and apology within 24 hours or face action within the ambit of law.
Read the letter below;
Governor Fashola during a campaign on monday, led the APC troop to Mushin Local Govt in order to urge Nigerian to vote for all APC candidates. Below is a press statement of the achievements of Fashola in Mushin LGA ;
- As Governor, APC Gubernatorial Candidate take campaign train to Mushin LGA; call for violence-free rallies, polls
- Do not hand over Lagos to the inexperienced hands of the PDP”, Ambode again charges Lagosians
With a robust list of accomplishments in the area, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, on Monday led the Governorship Campaign train of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Mushin Local Government Area; saying if voted into power, the APC Gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, would take Mushin and other parts of the State to the next level.
Addressing a huge gathering of party supporters at the Amu Junction of Agege Motor Road,
Below is a press release from the director of defence information as regards false allegations by Amnesty International on terrorism in Nigeria;
Being an area of operation where terrorists are known to be ever looking for the slightest opportunity to attack and perpetrate heinous atrocities, Nigerian troops are conversant with the need to maintain the highest form of alertness always.
Every available information is factored into the intelligence that drives every engagement or encounter in any part of the mission area. This standard has not only been sustained but has been incrementally enhanced in terms of capacity, troop’s deployment, coordination, troop’s mobility and protection as well as logistics.
Regular patrols, surveillance, pursuit and actual combat engagement to curtail or forestall terrorists’ activities and threats are also conducted. This has substantially succeeded in preventing, frustrating or minimising the effect of terrorists’ dastardly intentions and actions. This also accounts for why the main intention of terrorists attack on Maiduguri and other places could not succeed.
The effort of Amnesty International to use these unfortunate activities of terrorists to find fault with the counter terrorism operations as usual, is inaccurate and unfair.
In actual fact, the protection of civilian population is the essence the entire counter terrorism operation. It therefore remains the priority in all the indeed, the troops were prepared and duly engaged the terrorists in all the instances referred to by Amnesty International.
The misleading conclusions by Amnesty International could have been avoided if they had made meaningful efforts to verify the inciting allegations. Whatever be the intention, the allegations, at best can only constitute a distractive and misleading commentary or interpretation of the terrorists’ activities, the efforts to curb them and the actual situation on the ground in Nigeria.
The Nigerian security forces remain willing and capable of discharging the responsibility of defending the country's territory and people.
Every intrigue aimed at undermining the nation's capacity to handle its security challenges.
All roads lead to Tafawa Balewa Square, for the annual international gathering of users and non-users of the worlwide interdenominational daily devotional, “Our Daily Manna” (ODM) concluding the annual 21-days Prayer and Fasting programme for all churches (Interdenominational) on 30th Friday, January 2015. This is an annual event and seen by millions as an annual year starter for all churches and persons. The greatly anticipated event is drawing many enthusiastic worshippers from various nations across the globe like the U.K., U.S.A., Zambia, Ghana, South Africa, Canada, etc.
The 2015 theme is: “THIS NONSENSE MUST STOP. My Doors Must Open” and people are encouraged to bring new padlocks and keys that would be prophetically opened and used in prophetic prayers. According to Bishop Dr Chris, “Additionally, We believe totally in the power of living
Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has advised the People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in the state, Senator Simon Ajibola to stop telling lies in a desperate attempt to show he has performed as the Senator representing Kwara South.
Responding to claims by Senator Ajibola that he contributed money towards projects like Baruten Road, the Ilorin Cargo Terminal and the International Vocational Centre, Ajase Ipo, Governor Ahmed dismissed the assertion as blatant lies, stressing that the said projects were funded from Federal Allocation, internal sources and bank loans.
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has pleaded with leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC, especially former Lagos State governor, Senator Bola Tinubu to be human enough to allow the party's presidential candidate, Major General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd) embark on his planned medical trip abroad.
The governor said Buhari was being prevented from travelling abroad for medical treatment, despite his ill-health so as to avoid controversies.
Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka quoted Governor Fayose as saying at a campaign rally in Omuo Ekiti, Ekiti East Local Government that "Buhari is a car with a damaged engine but being packaged by Tinubu and his cabal whose only interest is the wealth of Nigeria."
Read Charly Boy's thoughts about a womans backside;
Let's discuss it now, no need to be shy or bashful about this, so stop forming gentleman for me. Wetin men see for women nyashwey be say some people no fit hol body. Is it the owner of the nyash abi the size of the nyash? Nyash get different code names. Some dey call am idi, ike, duwawo, ikebe,bakassi. Whatever language or slang, it still connotes a sense of excitement and adventure. I know many guys who think of riding as soon they see the twin set of assets.
After the controversy regarding the use of Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium in Rivers State for the PDP rally,the presidential campaign in Portharcourt took place yesterday Wednesday 28th January 2015.A mammoth crowd showed up at the rally ground..
Earlier, governor Amaechi had tried to stop the PDP from using the said stadium citing an ongoing construction work ..However, armed soldiers reportedly took over the stadium on Friday night and were stationed there until yesterday ..
On Amaechi,president Jonathan said;
Nigerian musician, Olamide Adedeji a.k.a Badoo has endorsed the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari and his running mate, Professor Yemi Osinbanjo in the forthcoming February 2014 presidential election with a song.
Listen to the song below:
Fast Rising Actor; Muyiwa Olorode popularly known as "MX-ROZAY" last week bags another award @the just concluded Peers-In-Town Award as The "BEST UPCOMING ACTOR" 2014.
If you recall that, Mx-Rozay won an award @the Ogun State All Stars Concert & Award in November 2nd 2014 as the Most Promising Actor for his new movie title: "ORUKO".
Muyiwa who dedicated the Award to his boss; Odunlade Adekola for his role to make him a good actor n to all his fans all over the world for the support, believe & courage.
"ORUKO" still selling Fast in the market. Watch the thriller»
The Central Bank of Nigeria has approved the appointment of Mr Thomas A. Etuh and Alhaji Aminu Babangida as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Unity Bank Plc. This was contained in a letter to the Bank dated January 23, 2015 signed by the Director of Banking Supervision.
Their appointments follow the resignation of the former Chairman, Alhaji Lamis Shehu Dikko, who resigned from the Board in December 2014 to pursue his political aspirations.
Following President Goodluck Jonathan's visit to Winners Chapel in Otta few days ago. Winners Chapel has officially replied the allegations mounted on the founder and spiritual father of the mission, Bishop David Oyedepo. Included in the official statement is a detailed memo of what really happened between when the man of God decided to pray for the president who is having a re-election bid under Peoples Democratic Party against the All Progressives Congress candidate, Rtd. Gen. Muhammad Buhari.
The official statement stated every one word of Bishop David Oyedepo from the start of the service to finish. It also pointed out every word that the bishop did not say but was mentioned that he said it… Read the statement below:
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
As the 2015 elections draws closer, Nigerians in Washington, United States of America, held a rally to support President Goodluck Jonathan’s second term bid.
They were said to have trooped out in the freezing snow on Monday, to hold a rally at the St Regis Lawn.
The rally was held in anticipation of a meeting of the Corporate Council on Africa, which was to feature President Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari, though it was cancelled, Nigerian Tribune reports.
The freezing snow described by New York’s mayor, Mr De Blasio as the worst in history did not deter the crowd, who sang and expressed their support for President Jonathan.
A Nigerian, John Egbuchiri, who works at the U.S. cable communications giant, Xfinity, said: “our mission today is to stand in the rain, stand in the snow, stand tall and stay here for however long it takes in support of President Jonathan.”
To kick-start its New Year, the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, invited collaborators, partners and friends from the creative industry of Nigeria to an evening event tagged “Soiree with AFRIMA” held on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Amber Residence Hotel, GRA Ikeja, Lagos.
The soiree also doubled as a forum for the International Committee of AFRIMA to receive feedback from the invitees on 2014 edition of the award ceremony which took place in Lagos, Nigeria, on Saturday, December 27 in partnership with the African Union Commission, AUC, and was hosted by Africa’s leading contemporary music star, 2baba Idibia and Maryse Acotie.
Four thugs allegedly recruited by the son in-law of Senator Bola Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Representatives candidate for Ekiti Central Constituency 2, Oyetunde Ojo to terrorize supporters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Erijiyan and Ikogosi Ekiti, Ekiti West Local Government, have been arrested by the police.
The thugs were arrested with guns, axes, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons while trying to escape through Efon-Alaaye at about 3am today.
The organisers of the Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Insurance Scheme (NEIHIS) are making frantic efforts towards the scheme’s successful kick off and the institutionalization of the Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Trust Fund (NEIHTF). Part of these efforts is the appointment of Goodwill ambassador s that will be unveiled to the public in phases.
In the last one week, the ambassadors who have identified with, and also undergoing enrolment procedures to NEIHIS have been involved in the shooting of Public Service Announcements (PSA) for the scheme. The PSAs are meant to feature prominently on partner television and radio stations with a view to educating practitioners about the scheme and encourage mass enrollment.
There are strong indications that Heritage Bank may, in the coming days, formally unveil a grand plan to synthesize its operation with that of Enterprise bank in a move that will see the beginning of total transformation of Heritage Bank into one of Nigeria’s formidable banking institutions. Speaking at the Board Divestment Closure ceremony organised by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) in Lagos on Tuesday, the Managing Director, Heritage Bank, Mr. Ifie Sekibo, thanked the CBN, AMCON, Securities and Exchange Commission and former management of the bridge banks for making the process of AMCON divestment transparent. He said with the AMCON Divestment Closure signaling final
A young man suspected of being the manufacturer of explosives used in a series of Boko Haram bombing throughout the nation has been arrested in Yobe.
A senior police officer who was involved in the Sunday arrest told AFP on Tuesday that, the man, identified only as Ba’na, was held in the Arikime area of Potiskum after several weeks of surveillance.
Potiskum, the commercial capital of Yobe State, has been hit by a wave of bombings in recent months, including a suicide attack on a secondary school in November 10 in which 58 people were killed.
On January 18, at least four people died in an attack on a bus station, while the previous weekend two women wearing suicide vests killed six people at a market and two died in a car bombing outside a police station.
The police officer, who asked not to be identified because he is not authorised to speak to the media, said Ba’na was in his mid-thirties and had admitted making the bombs.
“He confessed to being responsible for the manufacture of the explosives used in at least three suicide attacks and the car explosion outside the divisional police station,” he added
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Sen Musliu Obaniko, who is the immediate past Minister of State for Defence, has called on Nigerians to judge the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd) by his past and not what his party presents him to be in 2015. He said;
We cannot continue to judge Buhari based on what we think he will do in future. He should be judged by what he did as a former head of state, his assault on Pa Awolowo, Late Bola Ige, Former Gov Lateef Jakande among others cannot be forgotten. The worst crime was his stopping of the Lagos Metro line which would have put Lagos state on a pedestal of sorts. Jonathan has made Nigeria his constituency and has never discriminated against any tribe,
INEC showcased the card readers that will be used for the 2015 elections, The black device which is similar to a retro cellphone will be capable of registering the voters choice.
This is the first time card readers will be used in Nigerian elections
The deployment of card readers for the February polls is expected to eliminate rigging in the electoral process.
The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, in Enugu, Professor Chukwuemeka Onukaogu says;
“Using the card readers will be a watershed in the electoral process in the country. Politicians should rather concentrate on issue-based campaigns with a view to convincing the electorate than plotting ways to discredit the process. ‘Those plotting to rig the February elections will be disappointed. Those that stole our
Popular actor Funso Adeolu Adegeye is bereaved. He lost his 77year old father, Felix Ife Adegeye who died on Monday, January 26, 2015 after a brief illness.
Until his death Pa Adegeye was a businessman who was a major dealer in sports equipment. He is also a respected member of The Redeemed Christian Church of God.
He is survived by a wife and five children. Funso who is the second child and the first son said " he was a great dad, we will miss him a lot".
Funeral arrangements will be announced by the family later.
Nigeria’s numero uno celebrity hangout turned event centre, The Niteshift Coliseum, will on Saturday, January 31, 2015 play host to the PDP governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, with a Grand House Reception.
The high profile event which attracts the high and mighty will be full of glitz, glamour and razzmatazz. And as is customary will see the admirable pharmacist cum politician answering questions from the house as well as sharing his dreams for Lagos with them.
The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has criticized Governor Ayodele Fayose over the clampdown on students leaders in the state Osun defender reports.
According to the Osun defender, the APC said the National Vice-President, External, National Association of Nigerian Students, Tosin Ogunkuade, was arrested on the order of the Governor for addressing the crowd during the presidential campaign of the party in the state on Saturday.
A statement by the APC State Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatubosun, said Ogunkuade’s offence was that he highlighted the challenges facing Nigerian students, saying the present efforts by the government were not capable of redressing the hardships faced by the students in accessing quality education.
Attempts by Bishop David Oyedepo of the Winners Chapel, Ota, Ogun State, southwest Nigeria, to make members of his congregation pray for President Goodluck Jonathan to win the 14 February Presidential election backfired on Sunday when some members refused to stand up from their seats to pray for Jonathan.
Bishop Oyedepo had asked members to stand up to pray for Jonathan who came to the church for prayers to win the election, but some members of the congregation who were not happy with Jonathan’s performance refused to stand up. They remained seated and refused to pray for Jonathan.
This did not however stop the prosperity preacher from praying for Jonathan.
Monday, 26 January 2015
Candle night; February 1st 2015. Meeting point at Marsha, Roundabout, Surulere by 4pm. Procession from there to Ojez stadium. Dress code - white - but Tshirts will be provided at the venue.
Burial: 3rd February at Umudioka in Anambra state.
Announcer: Ibinabo Fiberesima AGN President
Here's Zahra's comment concerning the Buhari-Certificate Saga;
Writing on Sahara Reporters, a public affairs analyst and lawyer, Bunmi Awoyemi, dissects the recent speeches of Bishop David Oyedepo and Vice-President Alhaji Namadi Sambo.
” I was shocked when a man of God, Bishop David Oyedepo who I respect so much said in his church some days ago that his members should slaughter any one that looks like a terrorist. The key word there is “anyone that looks like.”
While I am 100% in support of self defense, I abhor tribal profiling and targeting. When this happens, innocent lives are bound to be lost. Then in the 3rd service of his Church on Sunday, January 25, 2015, attended by President Jonathan, my dear Bishop Oyedepo said in a comment directed at President Jonathan “We will open the gates of hell on those who oppose you.When God enthrones you no one can dethrone you”
Alleged supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday, January 25, 2015 attacked and set ablaze two campaign vehicles belonging to President Goodluck Jonathan in the Suleja area of the Niger state.
THISDAY reports that attack was caused as a result of the jubilation by members of the Peoples Democratic Party who received about 2000 decamped members from the APC during the campaign of PDP Governorship candidate Umar Nasko.
The attack took place after campaign train, which included the Governor of Niger state, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, had left the town for Gurara local government area.
An eye wtiness reports that the quick intervention of the military prevented the rise of the situation and soldiers have condoned off the street in which the incident happened.
An effort to reach the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Niger state police command, DSP M. Gambari, over the incident was abortive.
The eye-witness account said the vehicles were burnt to ashes but no life was lost.
Sunday, 25 January 2015
Following the Niger Delta ex-militants threats to wage war against the country if President Goodluck Jonathan should lose the February 14 presidential election (READ HERE), the All Progressives Congress Campaign Organisation, (APCPCO) has reacted and made demands of the President.
APCPCO in a statement issued on Sunday, signed by the Directorate of Media & Publicity of the campaign, Garba Shehu, urged President Jonathan and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to call to order Niger Delta ex-militants who have threatened to wage war against the
Celebrities such as Bovi, Monalisa Chinda, Ini Edo, Ramsey Noah, Omawunmi and a host of others yesterday met with President Goodluck Jonathan in Lagos. See more photos after the cut.