Sunday, 24 May 2015

'I don't give a damn what Obasanjo says about me' - Atiku

Former VP Atiku Abubakar said he doesn't care what his former boss, president Obasanjo has to say about him. When asked about the so many not-too-complimentary things Obasanjo wrote about him in his book, ‘My Watch’, Atiku replied
    "You know, really, I don’t give a damn (about) what Obasanjo says about me.
Asked whether the former president scuttled his political career/presidential ambition, Atiku replied;
    As far as I am concerned, Obasanjo may believe that he scuttled my presidential ambition, but I believe it is about God. If God says I will be president, I will be president; if he says I will not be president, I will not be president. Let’s forget about Obasanjo.

Sharon Osbourne collapses at her home due to exhaustion

Sharon Osbourne has collapsed at her home in Los Angeles from exhaustion and will take a one month break from her CBS show, The Talk. A spokesperson for Sharon said that the 62-year-old's doctors say she is suffering from 'extreme exhaustion.'
    'Sharon has been advised and has agreed to take a month hiatus to recover fully from these recent events,' her rep said. 'Sharon would like to thank everyone at The Talk for granting her this time off and to all friends, family and others for their incredible support.'

Friday, 22 May 2015

Photo: David Mark allegedly gave GEJ a $200k solid gold customized watch

Senate President, David Mark reportedly gave outgoing Pres. Jonathan this $200,000 24k solid gold customized watch as a gift. According to Vanguard who reported that they received the image, the gold watch has '750 N (North) 34379″ on it, and also a 'Special Edition 2010' on the top and also bears: “Presented by Senator David Mark GCON,” and to “H.E. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan” etched into the gold as well as the Nigerian emblem over its visible working parts.

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Nigerians petition Yale Univeristy to withdraw Honorary degree from Okonjo-Iweala

His petition below
"YALE UNIVERSITY GAVE ITS PRESTIGIOUS HONORARY DOCTORATE DEGREE TO AN UNDESERVING NIGERIAN":Ngozi Iweala, the outgoing Nigeria's finance minister was awarded a honorary doctorate degree by Yale University on May 15, 2015.
The citation from the Yale University reads:"Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Doctor of Humane Letters. You are a citizen of your country, your continent, and the world. Shaped by challenging experiences during your childhood in Nigeria, you have made social and economic reform your mission. As Nigeria’s coordinating minister of economic development and minister of finance, you have tackled corruption, created a vision and path to long-term economic stability, and worked to build a culture of transparency. At the World Bank, you made food security a priority and provided policy advice and capital for the world’s poorest countries.

Photos: Chidi Mokeme Dedicates Son

 Nollywood actor Chidi Mokeme has dedicated his son- Noah.
As a reminder, you have been named #Noah (The Comforter, My Soft Spot). At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, “God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel’s name.” “Her name is #JeanChinwe, but You will simply call her, ‘#Mom.'”#NoahsBaptism #Dedication #Christening #17thMay #Covenant #GodsGlory #GodsGrace #TheComforter #SuperChargedMum #SuperChargedBoo"

Photo: 52-Year Old Woman Delivers Baby With Traditional Beads In Her Hands

  A 52-year-old grandmother, Mrs. Funke Adamson, has ended up giving birth to a baby girl clutching white ‘Ileke’ (Yoruba name for beads) on her hands. Funke, a traditional worshipper said she was delivered of the baby that has now been described by many as  a “miracle child” on Monday, May 11, 2015 at a Trado-medical home in Apapa.

Patience Jonathan vows to support Aisha Buhari

First lady Patience Jonathan has vowed to give her support to the incoming First Lady, Aisha Buhari. Patience Jonathan made the promise at the inauguration of the Defence and Police Officers Wives Association Skills Acquisition Centre, in Abuja, yesterday May 21st
    “I will make sure that I support my sister, the incoming First Lady, to make sure Nigerian women are safe.”she said at the event

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

PDP NWC resolution on the resignation of the national chairman

     The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at its 399th meeting today, Wednesday,  May 20, 2015 received and accepted the voluntary resignation of the National Chairman of our great party Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu. 

Two cousins of President Jonathan reportedly kidnapped in Bayelsa

Two cousins of President Jonathan, Patience Egbeni and Kate Eni were kidnapped by 6 unidentified gunmen dressed in military uniform in Akimpelai, Ogbia LGA of Bayelsa State yesterday May 19th.
According to a source who spoke with The Nation, the women who are maternal cousins of President Jonathan were abducted at about 8.30am from their provision stores located along the riverbank.
    “The victims are two maternal cousins of the President. We know that they have been preparing to welcome the President after the May 29 handover. Unless they are rescued before then, their dream of welcoming their brother will be a mirage.”the source said

Adamu Mu'azu resigns as PDP Chairman

PDP Chairman tendered his resignation letter this morning May 20 and his resignation is said to be with immediate effect.
According to reports Muazu said he was tired of all the stress he has been subjected to since the party lost the presidential elections. Ayo Fayose and Femi Fani Kayode have called for his resignation and that of other National Working Committee.
A PDP member confirmed Muazu's resignation on twitter and also claimed that Jonathan has asked members of the PDP Board of Trustees including Chief Tony Anenih to resign

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Photos: Pres. Jonathan arrives Ghana for 47th ECOWAS summit

 President Jonathan arrived Ghana this morning for the 47th ECOWAS Authority Heads of State meeting. More photos after the cut.

Petroleum Tanker Drivers embark on strike

Petroleum Tanker Drivers Association have decided to stop the lifting of fuel from petroleum depots across the country.
The body leadership sent out a stern warning to its members to stop lifting petrol from all depot.
    "Comrades/unit chairmen/executives, you are directed to suspend all loading activities in all the depots as from Monday, 18th of May. There will be severe sanctions for any chairman/others that does not comply.” the message sent to the members of the association read.
No reason was stated. However industry players say the tanker drivers are protesting the non-payment of their transportation fees owed them by the oil marketers. The oil marketers in turn claim they cannot pay the tanker drivers because of the N200 billion subsidy arrears owed to them by the federal government.


President Jonathan signs N4.425tn 2015 budget

 President Goodluck Jonathan has signed the 2015 Appropriation Bill into law, THE PUNCH has authoritatively learnt.Investigation by our correspondent on Monday revealed that Jonathan decided to sign the budget into law a couple of days back without fanfare.
There have been concerns among Nigerians on whether Jonathan will sign the budget before May 29 when he will formally hand over to Muhammadu Buhari or he will leave it behind for the incoming administration which is believed may still prepare a supplementary budget.

Monday, 18 May 2015

President Jonathan sacks NIPS boss

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of Mrs. Uju Aisha Hassan-Baba, as the new Executive Secretary/Chief Executive of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC). Mrs. Hassan-Baba takes over from Mrs. Saratu Altine Umar who has been relieved of her appointment as the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive of NIPC with immediate effect.
The new Executive Secretary/Chief Executive had served previously as Director-General, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in Anambra State and Director, Legal Services, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment. President Jonathan thanks the out-going Executive Secretary/Chief Executive for her services and wishes her well in her future endeavours.

President Jonathan saw through the traps laid out for him-Reuben Abati Writes..

Presidential media spokesperson, Dr Reuben Abati has said by conceding defeat, president Jonathan outsmarted his opponents and snatched victory from the jaws of defeat..In an article titled Right of Reply:Olusegun Adeniyi's Trip to Babel",he writes
    There has been an organized and consistent attempt by a certain section of the political class and the Nigerian commentariat to water down the historical impact of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s decision to concede victory to President-elect Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the final tally in the 2015 Presidential election. Those who have engaged in this enterprise are unkind, if not callous, insincere, if not cruel.

Stop your hate & antagonism on my person - Gen Olukolade writes Oby Ezekwesili, BBOG organizers

"Being in the forefront of the efforts to disseminate information is a job I do with passion and sense of responsibility. I do not deserve the hatred and mindless antagonism your organization has continued to unleash on me. I certainly have a life out of here and it is unfair to work purely for the purpose of destroying my reputation and years of committed and unblemished record of service to my country.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Jonathan has not given me any useful tips- Buhari

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari says the outgoing Jonathan government hasnt given him any advise on how to kick-start his administration on May 29. He made this statement on Thursday when a committee from the Centre for Human Security of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, presented a five-point policy document to him at the Buhari Support Organisation office in Abuja.
Hours before the event which held behind closed doors, the All Progressives Congress, accused the Federal Government of not cooperating with the transition committee set up by the President-elect.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

PDP National Chairman Sick, Flown Abroad

 The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Adamu Mu’azu ​is sick and has been flown abroad. Though he was flown out of the country last week, his office kept mute about it, until Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose on Monday accused the PDP chairman of travelling out of the country for medical treatment during the election period without informing the president. He also insists he is sick and challenged him to deny his many allegations.

FG awards N31bn Niger Delta road contracts

 Barely 15 days to the end of the present administration’s tenure, the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved four different roads totaling N31billion for the Niger Delta.
Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Steve Oru, disclosed this at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Court evicts former Anambra Gov Jim Nwobodo from Abuja home

A High Court has ordered the eviction of former Governor of Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo from a mansion he is living at the high-brow Maitama District in Abuja. Justice Suleiman Belgore of the Federal Capital Territory ordered Nwobodo to relinquish the property to the owner, Adib-Miles International Limited.

Missing NNPC money: Sanusi reviews PwC report, says report confirms $18.5bn was diverted

Former Central Bank Governor and now Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II who blew the lid on the missing NNPC money has reviewed the recently released PWC auditors report on the missing NNPC money. He shared his thoughts in a piece titled 'Unanswered questions on Nigeria’s missing oil revenue billions" published in the Financial Times yesterday May 13. Read what he wrote below
    Just over a year ago President Goodluck Jonathan suspended me from my position as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria after I questioned an estimated $20bn shortfall in oil revenues due to the treasury from the state oil company. As I said then, you can suspend a man, but you cannot suspend the truth. The publication last month of a PwC audit into the “missing billions” brings us a step closer to it.

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