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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Why My Academic Credentials Are Not Presented To INEC - Buhari

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 general elections, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has told the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that his academic qualifications and credentials are with the military.

A visit by journalists to the headquarters of the commission on Monday in Abuja revealed that Buhari’s academic qualifications were not on display, unlike those of other Presidential candidates, including President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party.But in an affidavit, which he deposed to at a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, he explained that all his certificates were with the Secretary, Military Board.The affidavit dated November 24, 2014, was stamped and received by INEC on December 18 2014.“I am the above-named person and deponent to this affidavit therein. All my academic qualifications documents as filled in my presidential form, President APC/001/2015, are currently with the Secretary, Military Board as of the time of presenting this affidavit. The affidavit is made in good faith and for record purpose,” Buhari stated.

Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo had also told INEC that his Bachelors and Masters’ degree certificates in Architecture from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, had been consumed by fire.Sambo, who is the Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, had made the declaration in the documents he filed with INEC and displayed on the commission’s office in Abuja, even though the details of the fire that consumed the certificates were not given.

Sambo’s papers were received and stamped by the INEC between December 10 and 18, 2014 and validated by two letters from the ABU.

Influx Of People At Ikeja Electrical Distribution Company Over Issues With Pre-Paid Metres

The Ikeja Electrical Distribution Company for over four days has been witnessing influx of people over various issues on pre-Paid Metres.

Some of the customer said they experienced black out during yhe Christmas festival because they where unable to load units on their metres.

"Am here because I want to celebrate my new year with electricity in my house." Said a customer.

Others said they are the power company to upgrade the metre. While some are there to recharge their metres.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Bode Goerge, Agbaje rigged Lagos PDP primary - Obanikoro tells court

Musiliu Obanikoro, a People Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant has accused a chieftain of PDP in Lagos State, Chief Olabode George, and the winner of the party’s governorship primary, Jimi Agbaje of manipulating the election that made Agbaje the party's flag bearer in 2015.

Obanikoro, in an affidavit he filed with the suit he initiated against the election, alleged that George and Agabje deliberately disrupted proceedings at the election venue, using thugs and state security officers to achieve their aim.

Okonjo-Iweala 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.

Speaking at the 2015 budget proposal presentation in Abuja yesterday, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance warned Nigerians to prepare for tough times because of the fall in revenue to the nation's treasury to fund projects.

President Jonathan Condemns Terrorists Attack On Peshawar

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday condemned the terrorists attacks on Peshawar which resulted in the loss of over 140 lives in Pakistan.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President also extended condolences to the Government and People of Pakistan on yesterday’s terrorist attack on Peshawar.

Mutiny: Army Sentenced 54 Soldiers to Death by Firing Squad, Discharged Five

Nigerian Army court martial has sentenced 54 soldiers to death by firing squad while five have been discharged and acquitted. 

Details of the sentencing were sketchy early this evening. Their offences too, had not been made public.

The sentences were however handed down at the Mogadishu Barracks, also called the Army Headquarters Garrison, Abacha Barracks, Abuja.

Carniriv 2014: The Port Harcourt Carnival (PHOTOS)

Buhari Presents Yemi Osibajo As Running Mate For 2015 Presidential Election

Presidential Candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) , Muhammadu Buhari  present former Attorney general of Lagos State, Yemi Osibajo as  his running mate for the 2015 presidential election. The short ceremony featured party leaders at the APC secretariat  in Abuja  today.
The National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Oyegun has earlier said that Buhari will make his running mate known by December 17th.
"The party has consulted with the candidate and had reached agreement and he will address you tomorrow,” Chief Oyegun told newsmen.
According to INEC election guidelines, the APC has Thursday December 18th to announce its Presidential and vice presidential candidates which the party as done.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Oil Workers Begin Nationwide Strike

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) will today (Monday) begin a nationwide strike action against the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).

Its Spokesman, Babatunde Oke, in a statement said that oil workers have been mobilized to protest the inability of the National Assembly to pass the PIB.

Other reasons include delay in carrying the

Nigerian Company Invents Anti-malaria Paints

A Nigeria country, Divine Rewarding‎ services Ltd, a subsidiary of ABS powder has invented an anti-malaria paint to the fight against malaria.

The water based paint is said to be repellent to mosquitoes and other insects and does not have any harmful effects on humans.

Davido, Wizkid Clear the Air, Party together In Lagos

Nigeria music Superstars, Davido and Wizkid at Escape night club in Lagos on Saturday showed to the world that all is going well with them. 

The starboy and Skelewu crooner officially showed everyone all was okay with them again as they partied together.

Jonathan, West African Leaders To Deliberate On Regional Security

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will Monday in Abuja host the 46th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government which will, among other things, deliberate on the current political and security situation in the sub-region.

President Jonathan and other participating Heads of State and Government of the regional body will also receive a briefing on recent developments in Burkina Faso and review the report of the 33rd Meeting of the ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council.

New N100 banknote To Be In Circulation December 19

The commemorative N100 banknote unveiled recently by the President Goodluck Jonathan is to be officially issued into circulation by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, on Friday, December 19.

The ceremony billed for the Abuja Branch of the CBN will be immediately followed by a simultaneous issuance of the currency across the branches of the bank.

University to Study Beyonce, Rihanna

A University Texas,University of Austin has introduced a new course that will study the two America songstress Beyonce and Rihanna.

The course is titled “Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism”and will kick-off in the school’s 2015 spring semester.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

‎SHOCKER: Girl's headless body found in Osun

An headless body of an unidentified  young girl has been found in Magaji area of Iwo in Osun State.

The discovery has caused palpable scare in the ancient town as many residents could not go out during the night.

The residents in the Magaji community are suspecting ritual killing with the discovery of the headless body.

PHOTOS: APC Primaries at Teslim Balogun Stadium Lagos

Twin bomb explosion rocks Jos

Twin bomb explosions occured in Terminus areas of Jos, the Plateau state capital. 

The two explosions were heard in two minutes interval and about the same locations the last bomb attack occurred on May 20th this year.

The explosion occurred at about 6.45pm, this made it difficult to ascertain the level of casualties.

Okorocha Picks Imo APC Governorship Ticket After Losing Presidential Ticket


The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has picked the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in absentia as he was still in Lagos for the party’s National Convention which ended on Thursday evening.

Okorocha’s emergence as the party’s governorship flag bearer in the state came barely few hours after coming fourth in the just concluded APC presidential primary elections at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

Buhari emerges APC presidential candidate

General Mohammadu Buhari, has emerged the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate after a two-day convention held in Lagos.

Buhari polled 3,430 votes to get his party’s ticket. Kano state governor, Dr Rabiu Kwankwanso and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar got 974 and 954 votes respectively, while Governor of Imo state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha got 624, the publisher of Leadership Newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah scored 10 votes as 16 voided votes were recorded.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Akala Emerges Labour Party governorship candidate

Former Oyo State Governor, Adebayo Alao-Akala today, Wednesday emerged the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in the state.

His emergence followed the decision of other aspirants to withdraw from the primaries.
Those that withdrew from the governorship race are Sarafadeen Alli, Nurudeen Aknyo, Kazeem Adedeji, Olu Abiala and Olatunji Sadeeq.

The aspirants gave in to Alao-Akala, choosing the leading aspirant before the former governor's arrival, Alli, as his running mate.

Akala had on Monday ditched the Peoples Democratic Party for the LP. This was shortly after the emergence of former Senate Leader, Teslim Kolawole Folarin, as the candidate of the PDP.
In his acceptance speech, Akala, who thanked the aspirants for their love, expressed his readiness to work with all of them to ensure victory for the LP in the state.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Tambuwal Emerges APC Guber Candidate In Sokoto

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has been declared the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto state.

At the governorship primary of the party concluded Tuesday night, Tambuwal defeated four other contestants for the ticket, with a very wide margin.

Akinwunmi Ambode leading APC guber primary

Akinwunmi Ambode, one of the aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Lagos state has been confirmed to be leading.
Ambode was declared winner in the first two boxes counted as anxiety continues to build.

APC Holds Governorship Primaries Nationwide

The major opposition party in Nigeria, All Progressives Congress, APC, is currently conducting its primary election nationwide to elect the party’s governorship candidates in the 2015 election.

According to reports, the fate of Governors Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state, Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo, Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, and Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa and Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state are already known as they are reported to be sole candidates of the party in their states.

Alamieyeseigha’s Son Died Of Drug Overdose - Report

TheCapital is reporting that Diepriye Alamieyeseigha’s son, Oyamuyefa Alamieyeseigha died not of suicide but of a drug overdose.

The news platform claims to have gathered exclusive proof that the young man had  “excessive consumption of a banned substance was responsible for the untimely death of the 24-year old.”

CHECK IT OUT!: Wizkid New Single "Wonder"

Wizkid is back with a new single titled  “Wonder”.
This track was produced Del.B. Word on the street is that we’ll be getting another album from wizkid by the end of January 2015.