Saturday, 7 February 2015
Emir of Kano, Lamido Muhammad Sanusi II been officially confirmed as the 14th Emir of Kano.
Although he has been on the throne since the 8th of June, 2014 after the demise of the immediate past Emir, Alhaji Dr. Ado Abdullahi Bayero, today’s coronation is an official ceremonial ritual for the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor who takes the oath of office as the New Emir of Kano.
He was presented with his staff of office by the king makers of the Emirate council signifying the official beginning of his time as the Emir of Kano.
Present at the event were former Nigerian leaders, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) and General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), House of Representatives Speaker, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal, Traditional rulers, Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar and Emir of Dutse, Governors Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State, Kashim Shettima of Borno State, Babangida Aliyu of Niger, Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano. US Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, his Canadian andItalian counterparts among others.
Meanwhile, no representative of the presidency was at the event, including the Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau who is the Sardauna of Kano.
See the photos below
President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to pray for the peaceful conduct of the 2015 general elections.
He said this during his visit at the monthly Holy Ghost Service of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) at the Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday February 6.
The president stated that he did not intend to campaign during the church service, he said,
10 construction workers have been killed by Boko Haram militants, the Permanent Secretary and General Manager of Borno State Road Maintenance Agency, Mr. Mohammed Sanda, said the terrorists, who seized 12 different road construction equipments, also had in their custody earth-moving machines/plants and brand new Hilux pickups, which were trapped in areas under the control of the violent sect.
The development made them stop work on some road projects. He added however that despite the challenges they had managed to successfully complete and improve the other projects.
Friday, 6 February 2015
#APGA,UPN Adopt Alao Akala As Guber Candidate#
The All progressive party Grand Alliance (APGA) has announced the adoption of Labour Party Gubernatorial Candidate in Oyo state, Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala, as her gubernatorial candidate for Feb 28 elections.
Famous Nigerian rapper Olamide Adedeji popularly known as BADDO welcomed his first child last week and has thrown a naming ceremony for his newborn son.
Lagos State governor Babatunde Fashola was among those invited to the festive occasion held February 6, reportedly at Magodo.
YBNL leader took to his Instagram account with the lovely photo of Fashola rocking his baby . He captioned the picture as follows:
Most Nigerians might still be at cross roads concerning the candidate to vote for during the Lagos state governorship election. Probably this might help you choose wisely;
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje, and an All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode, on January 23, took part in a debate organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
During the debates, the candidates did their best answering questions about economy, housing, security and corruption in Lagos state. Read carefully
The general overseer of the Royal House of David Ministry, prophet Godfrey Gbujie, yesterday said President Goodluck Jonathan will be the last civilian president to rule Nigeria.
Speaking with journalists in Owerri, the prophet said the incumbent president will be Nigeria’s last civilian president before another civil war breaks out.
In his words: “Nigeria is at the crossroads of the last phase of 20 years reign of demons beginning from 1995-2015.”
The prophet, who claimed to have predicted the deaths of former military ruler Gen Sani Abacha and former president Shehu Yar’Adua, told newsmen in Owerri that neither Gen Muhammadu Buhari nor Goodluck Jonathan would be president in 2015.
He said: “Buhari has a mission divinely imposed on him, but he shall not rule this country again; even if he wins, God has not determined him to find His favour. Jonathan is the last elected president of this country.”
The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has cautioned Nigerian politicians ahead of the February 14 presidential election.
The clergyman, who spoke at a retreat organized by the National Christian Elders Forum in Abuja on Friday, urged politicians to shun any act capable of causing violence in the country.
Oritsejafor also reportedly expressed worries over the alarming wave of the Boko Haram terrorist group attack in the northern part of the country.
He urged leaders at all levels to engage in meaningful intra-and-inter dialogue in order to halt the devilish activities of the blood thirsty extremist.
The visit of the Chadian Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Brahim Seid Mahamat to his Nigeria’s counterpart, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh at the DHQ is in furtherance of the bilateral discussions between the two countries on the ongoing fight against terror.
The Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has described as the triumph of the will and wishes of the people, the verdict of the Osun Election Petition Tribunal delivered today Friday February 6 2015 which awarded him victory.
Man dont have regard for themselves, School girl are after the money.. See how it has lead him to shame.
Our attention has been drawn to an audio recording released on Thursday by Sahara Reporters, an online news website. In the audio recording, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro is presented as having a conversation alongside current Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, Senator Iyiola Omisore amongst other names purportedly identified by Sahara Reporters as participants in the said meeting. Continue...
Bauchi state police command has arrested a 45 year old man for allegedly raping his 11 year old biological daughter. INCREDIBLE!!!
According to the suspect Abubakar Magaji, a resident of Liman Kagum in Bauchi LGA he engaged in the ugly act because his wife left him.
Magaji, a father of four confessed to have had an unlawful canal with his daughter twice saying
I am ashamed of my self because It was temptation that led me to do it.
I divorced her mother and married another wife but unfortunately my wife also left me a month ago so I needed a woman to be with so that was why I did it, he said”
Former CPC vice presidential running mate ,Pastor Tunde Bakare in 2011 revealed that when he was Buhari's mate, he was asked to sign his resignation letter before the elections..In essence, if they had won the 2011 presidential elections, he would have stepped down for someone else.
His shocking revelation was made on Channels TV programme, Straight Talk With Kadaria.
Those who know the truth knows what happened .It was not stepping down that was the issue.It was resigning on paper with my signature to sign as vice president of Nigeria ..And I said, no I can't do that .I can resign as Tunde Bakare, a candidate..I can't resign as Vice president of an office not occupied ..Watch below
That was not even the issue with me.I was not ready to commit pejury, to sign an office I'd not occupied "
Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, declared that no one should vote for President Goodluck Jonathan’s and his administration in the February 14 general election, saying that there has been a total failure under the President’s leadership.
Wole Soyinka said he has sixty reasons not to vote for the Jonathan regime.
“I will not vote and I will not encourage anyone to vote for the continuation of this government, simply because your colleagues numbering over two hundred were kidnapped”, Soyinka told students at the 2015 edition of Vision of the Child (VOTC), a yearly programme inaugurated in 2012.
Thursday, 5 February 2015
"BUHARI HAS SPOKEN FOR ONLY 57 MINUTES IN OVER 35 CAMPAIGN RALLIES THROUGHOUT THE FEDERATION" -FANI KAYODE
The PDP campaign organisation spokesperson, Femi Fani-Kayode addressing a press conference in Abuja said that Buhari spoke for only 57 minutes through out his Presidential campaign across Nigeria.
He also said that President Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP has given a good account of himself, using the campaign platform to “brilliantly articulate and showcase his sterling achievements and to place on the table those projects and programmes he intends to execute and/or implement once his mandate is renewed”.
“General Buhari has attended 35 or thereabouts state rallies and in all the rallies put together, he has spoken for only 57 minutes,”
The Federal Government has raised alarm over plans by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram to attack polling units during the 2015 general elections.
According to The Nation, the group has perfected plans to collect, buy or steal the Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) of female voters, give them to female suicide bombers to pave way for them to carry out their deadly activities during the elections.
Mr. Mike Omeri, the Coordinator of the National Information Centre, stated this while briefing journalists alongside security officers at the centre in Abuja.
He urged Nigerians, especially female voters to be mindful of their PVCs to ensure that they don’t get into the hands of bad elements.
“By this information, therefore, Nigerians, especially female voters, are warned to remain vigilant and also jealously guard and preserve their PVCs to avoid the possibility of their being lost to these bad elements who will put them to untoward uses,” he said.
Fashola appeals to Private Sector employers to consider allowing their workers close early to enable them collect their PVC
The Lagos State Government Thursday declared Friday a work-free day for its workers just as the State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, enjoined private Sector employers to release their workers early to enable those of them who are yet to collect their Permanent Voter’s Card to do so in their various Polling Units.
As the battle to annihilate boko haram terrorists in the north east parts of the country intensifies with Nigerian troops in conjunction with allied forces from neighbouring countries gaining the upper hand, there is suppressed excitement about the reported death of a top ranking leader of the terrorists operating in the region.
PRNigeria sources at the frontline reported that the leader was a casualty of the ongoing heavy air bombardment from warplanes while clearing the way for the ground troops of multinational task force to move into some towns near one of the boarders.
The world’s oldest man Sakari Momoi has celebrated his 112th birthday with his family in Japan.
Sakari Momoi is a Japanese super centenarian and is the world’s oldest living man. He took the title after Mr. Alexander Imich from United States passed away at the age of 111 years and 124 days in 2014. Imich was only one day older than Momoi.
Momoi was born on 5 February 1903 in Fukushima city, became a teacher and later worked as the principal of high schools in Fukushima and Saitama prefecture. In 1928, he married the late Ms. Tamiko and had 5 children. His record age was verified using his birth certificate and several other official documents.
Mr. Momoi lives in the hospital in Tokyo. He likes reading, especially Chinese poetry. He also enjoys traveling around Japan with his wife before she passed away. His family is very pleased with the record, but requesting for the peaceful atmosphere for their father.
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has revealed their disgust with Niger Delta militants, Alhaji Mujaheed Dokubo-Asari, Victor Ben Ebikabowei aka Boy Loaf, and Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo over their recent inflammatory remarks concerning the upcoming national elections.
The commission warned the militants through their report, issued by their chairperson, Dr Katina Lantos Swett, that such remarks could lead to religiously motivated violence if proper measures are not taken by politicians and security agents in time.
The militants had said that if President Goodluck Jonathan fails to win the national elections, then the militants would take back their oil by all means possible.
The former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, has blasted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] for declaring him and his son wanted.
The former governor described the anti-graft agency’s latest ambush on him as the last kicks of a dying horse, saying President Goodluck Jonathan, will soon be kicked out of office.
Mr. Nyako who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES through his media assistant, Ahmed Sajoh, also noted that the Jonathan administration is intimidated by the soaring support he (Nyako) has continued to get even after he left office.
Exactly a week after Mr. Jimi Agbaje, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in Lagos State, was hosted to a Grand House Reception by The Niteshift Coliseum, all roads will lead again to the Opebi, Lagos-based leading celebrity entertainment event venue this Sunday 8 February, as Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the All Progressives Congress, APC, Lagos State governorship candidate will take his turn to be hosted by the top notch club.
The strictly by invitation premium event will attract top politicians, captains of industry and patrons of the Coliseum.
During the night, Ambode, an accomplished accountant and administrator, will be treated to a reception on a red carpet, mingle with guests and later be on the hot seat where he will share his thoughts and plans for the Centre of Excellence with the distinguished members and patrons, and invited guests.
PICTURES: GOV. FASHOLA, ASIWAJU TINUBU, AMBODE, OTHERS AT APC GOVERNORSHIP CAMPAIGN MEGA RALLY AT OJO, LAGOS
Below are pictures from the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Campaign Mega Rally at Volkswagen, Ojo, Lagos, on Monday, February 02, 2015. There was a massive turnout of crowd as the APC top shots addressed the crowd; More photos below
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, February 3, 2015 arraigned the trio of Solomon Uchendu, Ndubisi Agu and Uchendo Chikwadu before Justice D. V.Agishir of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu, Enugu State for offences bordering on obtaining by false pretence and Advanced Fee Fraud.
The suspects, who were living at 4, Coal City University Close, Independence Layout, Enugu, were arrested by operatives of the EFCC following intelligence report over their alleged involvement in Internet crime.
One of the suspects, Solomon, who is currently undergoing the mandatory National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in Akoko, Ondo State, confessed that he had about seven different email accounts registered with different names.
Its the Valentine's season, the season of love and affection, which is the reason Access Bank is running a Valentine's day Campaign tagged 250 ways to show love. Below is the valentine's package from Access Bank;
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Professor Charles Soludo, has been on sabbatical leave in Nigerian after his failed ambition to govern his home-state of Anambra.
The former economic adviser to former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, in this article published on Omojuwa.com, takes President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration to the cleaners and tasks both the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to outline clearly their plans for the dwindling Nigerian economy.
Nine Chadian soldiers have been confirmed dead while 21 others sustained various degrees of injury after a fierce battle with Boko Haram members in Gamboru-Ngala in Bornu state on Sunday Feb 1st.
“We regret nine dead and 21 wounded. On the enemy side: more than 200 deaths…,” a statement from the Chadian Army released yesterday February 3rd said.The statement also added that the death and injury toll of their soldiers could rise since clean-up operations in Gamboru-Ngala and other villages where the soldiers battled with the militants were ongoing. The bodies of the soldiers have been repatriated to Chad for burial
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, visited on Wednesday, February 4, the capital of Edo State, Benin, as part of his presidential campaign.
During his visit, the President held a meeting with Iyase of Benin who presented a gift to him at the palace of Oba of Benin.
In a recent interview, Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola speaks about his predecessor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the governorship election in the state, Akinwunmi Ambode, as well as the candidate of the Peoples Democractic Party (PDP) for the governorship election in the state, Jimi Agbaje.
How would you rate yourself?
You can’t really isolate the last eight years from the ones before; there’s a momentum and team efforts here and this is why the next elections are important as far as experience is concerned. I was in the first team and it was easier for me to get going and give things my own view, but as I say to people, this is all about human life; being governor is about being responsible for human beings and so the problems won’t go away, they would never end. As you solve one, another one appears. And, indeed, the more problems you solve the more challenges you create for yourself. In terms of rating, I honestly can’t rate myself because I don’t have time to look back. I still focus on the next one hundred and something days; my job ends on May 29.
The Nigerian Television Authority, NTA office in Jos Plateau state has been ravaged by fire.
One of the staff who wants to remain unknown told Premium Times, that the causes of the fire was unknown and it majorly affected the administrative block of the building.
As of the time of this report, the fire service personnels were yet to show up to the scene,.this has made passers-by and member of the Jos crisis taskforce to battle the blaze.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is set to arraign Emmanuel Owoicho, Managing Director, Owoema Resources Limited and five others over an alleged N115m (One Hundred and Fifteen Million Naira) oil deal.
Others are Michael Morowei Oghenemi, Managing Director Standard Allied Universal Concept Limited; Emeka Achielefu Nwangwa, Managing Director, Ann Petroleum Investment Company; Parbor Wariowei, Managing Director, Alien Logic Ways Unique Services; Ogboyomi Bartholomew Taiye, Managing Director, Unique Energy Systems Limited and Joseph Sunday Odega, Managing Director, Calibrate Inspection Services Limited.
The Monarchs of Kosofe and Epe divisions of Lagos East Senatorial District at the weekend endorsed the lawmaker representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Senator 'Gbenga Ashafa in his bid for a second term in office.
THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been urged to ensure that over one million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) exercise their voting rights in the forthcoming February 2015 general elections.
The National Coordinator I-Nigerian Initiative, Ada Stella Apiafi who made the remarks today in Abuja after inspections of some IDPs, reminded electoral body about the millions of internally displaced persons abounding in most parts of the country and the need to factor them into the general elections beginning from next week.
THAT POLITICAL CAMPAIGN ADVERT ON THE CDS IS UNFAIR TO THE MILITARY
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) views with strong exception the political campaign advert by a political party which is currently airing on several television channels targeting the person and office of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh for denigration. In the said advert, vile references were made about the Chief’s leadership of the ongoing counter terrorism operation in some parts of the country. The advert is simply typical of the now very common use of the print, electronic and social media to propagate the campaign of attacking or ridiculing the Nigerian Armed Forces all with the intention of scoring political points.
According to a press release from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, the former governor of Adamawa state Murtala Nyako and his son Abdul Aziz Murtala Nyako have just joined the search list of wanted criminals. Read the press release below;
Former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako has been declared wanted by the anti- graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Also wanted by the EFCC is the son of the ex-governor, Abdul Aziz Murtala Nyako, a retired Naval officer. Both are wanted in a case of criminal conspiracy, stealing, abuse of office and money laundering. -
Wilson Uwujaren - head of media & publicity for EFCC
World Cancer Day is marked every year on February 4 and Junior Chamber International, Lagos Royale (JCILR), its members, partners and the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. JCILR focuses on Cervical Cancer through its initiative tagged Royale Cervical Cancer Campaign (RCCC).
The theme for World Cancer Day 2015 is “Not Beyond Us” and JCILR joins the global campaign by stating that preventing Cervical Cancer is #NotBeyondUs@JCILagosRoyale.
World Cancer Day 2015 will be articulated around four key areas of focus:
Arrangements are in top gear for the premiere in Nigeria of award-winning movie, Selma. The movie, which chronicles the true life story of late Dr. Martin Luther King jr. depicting the struggle against racism and inequality, is billed to hit the wide screen at the House on The Rock Cathedral.
Selma, a 2014 American historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb and Ava DuVernay features British-born Nigerian international movie star, David Oyelowo is coming to Nigeria courtesy House on The Rock in partnership with the Embassy of the United States of America as an answer to Nigeria’s current socio-political and particularly election crisis.
...As IGP allays the fears of members of the public
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba CFR, NPOM, NPM, mni has directed Special Forces in the Police, which include officers and men of Special Protection Unit (SPU) and Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) to provide special security for INEC materials and officials as well as its Ad-hoc staff during and after February, 2015 general elections.
The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to spurious and unsubstantiated allegations being circulated particularly, in the social media about the Nigerian Army, the Chief of Army Staff and some serving senior officers.
The Economic and Fiunacial Crimes Commission, EFCC, recorded its first conviction for 2015 on Wednesday January 28, 2015 as Justice A. Ongetenu of the Federal High Court Abakaliki, Ebonyi State convicted and sentenced one Monday Agha to 10years imprisonment for offences bordering on conspiracy, impersonation and obtaining money by false pretence.
In view of the forthcoming general elections scheduled for 14th February, 2015 across the country, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, CFR, NPOM, NPM, mni, has ordered the constitution of a Special Investigative Team to be headed by the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Force Legal/Prosecution Department, to investigate offences emanating from elections in the country.
Sunday, 1 February 2015
The voters in Nigeria might have a chance to see the leading candidates for the presidential election, Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari, in action, as an alternative for the time and the venue for the debates has emerged.
According to ThisDay, the presidential debate is scheduled for February 3, 2015, Tuesday, at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. It is initiated by ARISE Television and Channels TV. The Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN) will be presented by THISDAY and Guardian Newspapers Limited.
Attendance at the event is strictly by invitation.
Kayode Idowu, the spokesperson for chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said on Sunday that the INEC has extended the deadline for collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to Sunday, February 8.
According to Idowu, “this supersedes the earlier deadline of Saturday, 31st January 2015, and is intended to give registered voters yet to collect their PVCs the opportunity to do so in readiness for the February 2015 general elections.”
Babatunde Okungbowa, popularly known as OJB, has returned to the country after his successful kidney transplant. In a new interview with Nigerian Tribune, he opens up on his lifestyle and addresses his marital life with his three wives;
On Alcohol being the cause of his kidney failure
It is bigger than alcohol. Take for example, I had stopped drinking eight years before the problem started. When they check you, your toxic result will come out and they will tell you what your problem is. Mine was zero in alcohol. What it had to do with was basically your diet pattern and your stress and rest pattern. It is either you get it from high blood pressure or you get it from diabetes.
Oba Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu 1, also known as the Eleko of Eko was the Assistant Inspector General of Police before he retired in 2002. He was crowned King of Lagos on May 23, 2003. In a new interview with Sunday Sun, he talked about his wives and why no man sticks with one woman
Where and when did you meet your wife?
I met her over 50 years ago in Isale Eko here. You see, there
is no handsome, rich, young man who does not like women. That a man likes a woman is different from a man who cannot do without women. When you see a man who cannot do without women, he can sleep with anyone. His sister, maid, his son’s wife, daughter, colleague, niece, any woman.
TERRORISTS SACKED FROM MICHIKA; NIGERIAN OFFICERS IN MNJTF TO ACCOUNT FOR THEIR ACTIONS IN THE OPERATIONS
An extensive mopping up operation to search for arms or stranded terrorists and other casualties is ongoing in Michika after troops sacked the terrorists who have been operating in the town and it's environ. The main assault on terrorists main positions was concluded yesterday as many of them died in the combat. Troops who sustained injuries in the operation are receiving necessary medical attention. Other troops are continuing the pursuit of those who are on the run from the town. Normalcy has been restored accordingly.