Friday, 19 December 2014

General Overseer of Great Calling Ministry Abuja kidnapped

The General overseer of Abuja-based church, Great Calling Ministry, Pastor Francis Irabor was  kidnapped by unknown gunmen while driving along the Lokoja-Abuja Rd in Abuja last weekend
According to reports, the Pastor and his driver identified as Matthew Obamhen were driving in his Prado SUV along the Lokoja-Abuja expressway when a peugeot 406 with a concealed plate number double crossed his car, dragged him out, forced him into the trunk of their car and then sped off.
After the incident, the pastor's driver drove the car to his house in Utako, Abuja and narrated what happened to his family members. The case was reported to the Utako police station. His family say they haven't heard from him or his abductors.

8 siblings found stabbed to death at their home in Cairns, Australia

 The bodies of eight children who are siblings and aged between 18 months and 15-years-old, were found at a home in Cairns, Australia in the early hours of today Dec. 19th following a massacre.
Their mother was also stabbed but she survived and is currently in critical condition in the hospital.

Federal Government Declares Dec. 25th & 26th Public Holidays

The Federal Government has declared Thursday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Dec. 26 as public holidays to mark Christmas and Boxing Day celebrations. It also announced that, Thursday, January 1st, 2015 will also be made a public holiday.

Swiss-Nigerian footballer Steven Ukoh switches nationality to Nigerian to play for Super Eagles

World football governing body, FIFA, has cleared former Swiss U-20 international, Steven Archibong Effiong Ukoh, to play for the Super Eagles at senior level. The versatile midfielder, born on June 19, 1991 to Nigerian parents in Berne, Switzerland, currently plays for Biel-Bienne FC in the European country but has now switched his nationality to Nigerian, to enable him play for Super Eagles.Steve Ukoh represented Switzerland at U-16, U-17, U-18, U-19 and U-20 levels between 2006 and 2010, but had a change of mind at senior international level with the super eagles.

I Need Your Prayers To Be Able To Choose Rightly- President Jonathan Tells Nigerians

 President Jonathan yesterday at the 2014 Christmas Carol organized by the Aso Villa Chapel at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa has said he needs the prayers of Nigerians to be able to make right decisions on matters brought before him. According to him, for every issue he had to take a decision on, multiple suggestions that were most times contradictory, were always made available to him which mostly makes it difficult to choose. He also prayed that God will give them the grace to have his fear in mind.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Nigerian prison inmates now have the right to vote during elections

Justice Mohammed Lima of the Federal High Court in Benin, Edo State, yesterday ruled that inmates of all prisons across Nigeria have the right to vote in all elections conducted in the country.
The suit was filed by Victor Emenuwe, Onome Inaye, Kabiru Abu, Osagie Iyekepolor, Modugu Odion (for and on behalf of inmates of Nigeria Prisons) against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Prisons Service
The plaintiffs had in an amended Originating Summons, asked the court to determine “whether having regards to the provisions of section 25 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended in 2011, and section 12 (1) of the Electoral Act 2010, the plaintiffs are not entitled to be registered as voters by the first Defendants.”

First Photo-Ibinabo Fiberisima's traditional wedding

The Actors Guild President and mother of 5,Ibinabo Fiberesima is getting married  to her boo Uche Egbuka in her home town ,Okirika in Rivers State.

Graphic video: Boko Haram executes young men who refused to join them

According to the site, the video was filmed sometime in November in Northern Nigeria. The militants pick the men up one after the other, shoot them on the head at close range and toss their body in a river under a bridge.Watch the Video here

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Why I chose Osinbajo as running mate – Buhari

APC Presidential flag-bearer, Gen Muhammadu Buhari stated reasons why he chose Prof Yemi Osibajo as his running mate for next year's general election. Below is what he said;
    "To assist me in this great task of securing Nigeria’s future, I have chosen a man of unimpeachable integrity, an excellent professional, a man of faith, a devoted family man and a role model to our fellow countrymen and women. He is a professor of law and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. An alumnus of the University of Lagos and the London School of Economics, he is a prodigious author who has to his credit several books on civil procedure in Nigerian superior courts.

Rotimi Amaechi announced as APC's Presidential campaign coordinator

    The All Progressives Congress, APC, has named Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State as the Director-General of the APC Presidential Campaign Organization, which will drive the party’s efforts to win the 2015 presidential election.In a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said the announcement followed the hugely successful convention at which its presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, was democratically elected, and the follow-up successful choice of his running mate, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

Photo of the day: Buhari and Obasanjo as young soldiers


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Why I withdrew as Buhari's Running Mate-Tinubu

In a statement released today, he explains that he was given the post but humbly declined ..Read

     I am a Nigerian who loves his country and am hopeful about what it can become. I have seen and conducted myself as a patriot long before I thought of myself as a politician. I shall always walk this line and no other.
    After all the political calculations are made and the dust of competition has settled, it must be this nation and its people who stand first and foremost. The question becomes whether we stand strong, able to shape ourselves into our best future or will we stand frail and trembling, burdened by the abject failure to surmount the multiple problems confronting us

Musiliu Obanikoro vs Jimi Agbaje in Court

President Jonathan condoles with Pakistan,condemsn terrorist attack on Peshawar

On behalf of the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan extends heartfelt condolences to the Government and People of Pakistan on the loss of over 140 lives in yesterday’s terrorist attack on Peshawar.
President Jonathan assures Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the people of Pakistan that Nigeria stands in full solidarity with them as they mourn the victims of yesterday’s heinous attack and strive to give succour to the injured and the bereaved.

Photo of General Buhari & his running mate, Prof. Yemi Osibajo

APC's media aide shared this photo of Buhari with his running mate, Redeemed pastor Prof. Yemi Osibajo, on twitter.

Boko Haram Vows to attack Emir of Kano

Apart from changing to a dinner suit, nothing else has changed about Buhari - PDP

    2015: PDP Welcomes General Buhari To The Race, Insists Jonathan Is The Best
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has welcomed the emergence of former Military Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari as the Presidential flagbearer of Bola Tinubu's All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 general elections.
    This will be the fourth time General Buhari will be contesting in the presidential elections. On each of the three previous occasions, he failed to articulate a vision of the future that was acceptable to Nigerians. On each occasion his brand of politics was rejected across Nigeria. Apart from changing to a dinner suit, Buhari, has not changed the tired ideas and provocative utterances that Nigerians rejected in previous elections.
 We hope that this time round, General Buhari will conduct a campaign  that is issue based and devoid of ethno-religious sentiments.

Minister of Finance Presents 2015 Budget To National Assembly

Nigeria's Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has presented the 2015 budget estimate to be about N4.3trillion before the National Assembly.
The presentation which was very brief and devoid of speeches, was done separately before the Senate and the House of Representatives. There was no joint sitting of the two chambers which has been the tradition for budget presentations.
Other Ministers as well as the‎ Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Dr. Bright Okogu were present at the budget ceremony.

RCCG celebrates as one of their pastors is named APC presidential running mate

The Redeemed Christian Church of God took to its twitter handle moments ago to celebrate the emergence of Prof Yemi Osibajo, an associate pastor of the Church, as the presidential running mate of the APC.

We old people create problems for innocent young Nigerians - GEJ says

 While speaking at the launch of the Youth Employment in Agriculture Programme and the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday, President Jonathan said that while young Nigerians are venturing into music, acting and other activities that bring glory to Nigeria, the older generation are in politics insulting, abusing themselves and causing problems for young Nigerians.
    "For the Nigerian young men and women, those who we have seen today and the ones outside there, we appreciate and commend you because anything that you are involved, you bring glory to this country. Anything that the old people like us are involved in, it is always problems. Young people are involved in sports, soccer, athletics and so on, and within the period that I have been here as Vice President and President, they have always been bringing glory to us."

APC announces Prof. Yemi Osibajo as Gen. Buhari's running mate

APC Presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has chosen erudite scholar, former Attorney General of Lagos state, and Pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Prof. Yemi Osibajo as his running mate for next year's general election.Professor Yemi Osinbajo is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN and Senior Partner in the Law firm of Simmons Cooper Partners. Yemi Osibanjo is a professor of law and was the head of department of Public Law at the University of Lagos (1997-1999).
His tertiary education was at the University of Lagos and the London School of Economics and Political Science obtaining the LLB and LLM degrees respectively.

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