Saturday 30 May 2015

How My Political Career Started: 'I wasn't interested in politics' - Former President Jonathan

Former President Jonathan said during his reception in Bayelsa yesterday that before he became deputy governor of the state, he had no interest in politics. Narrating how he dabbled into politics, Jonathan said,
“It all started with me and Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha. I knew Alamieyeseigha when he wanted to contest the governorship of Bayelsa State under the defunct United Nigeria Congress Party. That was the first time I knew Alamieyeseigha. We formed groups in every local governments – two persons to sign petition to enable Alamieyeseigha to contest. But a late Chief Judge asked me and one person from Ogbia to sign the petition. Even though I was a civil servant, I signed the document. I was in the Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission then. Of course, when he started his campaign, I joined. 

Thongs Are Out, Granny Panties Are In! New Trend Sees Women Trading In Their Skimpy Lingerie For Comfy, Full-Coverage Underwear

it seems the era of the skimpy thong has finally come to an end as women across the country ditch the skimpy undie option in favor of a far comfier, but perhaps less saucy option: the granny panty. 
According to the New York Times, new figures show that sales of the tummy-covering underpants favored by popular literary character-turned-movie icon Bridget Jones are officially back in, while the tiny thong is on its way out.
The new data indicates that sales of thongs have gone down seven per cent, while sales of larger drawers, such as the boy short and high-waisted panty have gone up 17 per cent. 


In the emerging Nigeria of the 1950s up till the early 1970s, Ibadan, Africa’s largest traditional megalopolis south of the Sahara, was, besides being the hub of Western Nigeria’s politics, also the centre of the nation’s cultural civilization and artistic creativity. The intervening decade witnessed bursts of artistic enter­prise and entertainment with the presence and activities of the likes of Prof. Wole Soyinka, Christopher Okigbo, Prof Dapo Adelugba, Prof John Bekederemo Pepper Clarke, Demas Nwoko, the late Duro La­dipo and Yomi Ogunmola, who sizzled up the entertainment scene with rave theatri­cal performances and artistic shows. Nightlife was upbeat with renowned high life and Juju musicians like Roy Chicago, Id­owu Animasaun, and Victor Olaiya entertain­ing night crawlers in many night clubs such as Grandstand in Mokola area of the city.

Governor Ajimobi’s Inaugural Speech - "End of Amala Politics"
GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi was yesterday sworn in by the Oyo State Chief Judge  as a democratically-elected governor to rule Oyo State twice noting that his emergence had effectively banished the era of ‘Amala politics’.

Pledging to consolidate on the peaceful atmosphere that characterized his first term, he stated that by re-electing him for another four years, an end has come to petty political grievances and unfounded allegations capable of destabilizing the collective resolve to move the state forward.

First Lady, Aisha Buhari Closes Beauty Parlour in Kaduna

The First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari has closed down her beauty parlour. Aisha who ran the well patronised business shut it down to take the new role of Nigeria’s First Lady.

Before shutting it down, the beauty parlour was located at Camp Road, a high brow area of Ungwan-Rimi Government Residential Area in Kaduna State and was well patronized. It’s named Hanzy Spa and Hanzy Beauty Institute.

Photos From Lagos State Government Inaugural Ball

Daughter of a Renowned Journalist and Retired Director in the Ministry of Information Who Stabbed Husband to Death, Remanded in Prison

Victoria Ambakadrimo 28 years old, who works at the Bayelsa State Council for Arts and Culture, stabbed her husband, Henry Gagariga with a kitchen knife on the throat around 11pm on Wednesday, February 4th 2015, after a quarrel ensued at their home along Ebisam Road, Akenfa, Bayelsa state.

An appeal by the prosecuting counsel to have Victoria remanded at the Okaka medium security prison in Yenagoa until final judgment is read was granted.
Though frail looking Victoria pleaded not guilty to the one count charge of murder leveled against, she sobbed over and again as she was escorted to prison at the end of the court session.

Friday 29 May 2015

The Morning of Inauguration: Aisha Buhari & Daughters Take A Quick Family Photo

President Buhari Orders Military Command To Relocate to Maiduguri And Fight Boko Haram

Military Service Chief
President Muhammdau Buhari signalled a new approach to subduing the Boko Haram insurgency when he directed the central command of the military to relocate to Maiduguri, Borno, from the Federal capital, Abuja.
Buhari, who gave the directive in his address after his inauguration, said it was impossible to achieve victory against the insurgents if the command continued to operate from Abuja.
He said that the command centre would relocate and remain in Maiduguri until the insurgents were subdued.
He appealed for patience from Nigerians to enable his administration to settle down and face the challenges in the nation.

President Buhari At The Mosque For Prayers

President Buhari Hosts Visiting World Leaders to Lunch in Aso Rock

President Buhari  hosting visiting world leaders to lunch at Aso Rock Villa Abuja. More pics after the cut..

Inaugural speech by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari Following His Swearing-In as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

I am immensely grateful to God Who Has preserved us to witness this day and this occasion. Today marks a triumph for Nigeria and an occasion to celebrate her freedom and cherish her democracy. Nigerians have shown their commitment to democracy and are determined to entrench its culture. Our journey has not been easy but thanks to the determination of our people and strong support from friends abroad we have today a truly democratically elected government in place.

Nigerian Air Force Drop off Former President Goodluck Jonathan in His Hometown Otueke.

Chief Of Defense Staff With Service Chiefs, Inspector General Of Police and Heads of ParaMilitary At the Swearing-In

Meet Buhari's New Military Aide de camp. M .L Abubakar

Benue Governor Gabriel Suswam, Segun Aganga And PDP Chieftain Tony Anenih Flee Nigeria

According to SaharaReporters, Nigerian minister, Segun Aganga, PDP chieftain, Tony Anenih and the Governor of Benue state, Gabriel Suswam today departed Nigeria on a British Airways flight out of the Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport apparently to avoid getting caught. The three were last seen boarding the BA flight scheduled for an 8:00am departure to London.

Photos: US Secretary of State John Kerry and president Buhari at the Inauguration

Gen. Mohammadu Buhari Sworn In As The President Federal Republic Of Nigeria [Photos]

Mohammadu Buhari has been sworn-in as the president of Nigeria Federal Republic of Nigeria. Congrats to folks. More photos after the cut...

A New Nigeria Begins Today, says Tinubu


Text of All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s goodwill message to Nigerians on Democracy Day.
TODAY shall be recorded in our history as the moment when democrats have finally been allowed to participate in Democracy Day. The reason for this is the millions of average Nigerians, who voted to make the day a reality. Should any of you wish to see a true hero of democracy, don’t fret. Just look into the nearest mirror.

Thursday 28 May 2015

Ministerial List Emerged, Buhari Drops Governors Fashola And Fayemi Finally?

All is not well with the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the party’s rank and file seems in disarray following the alleged dropping of the names of Lagos governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) and former Ekiti State governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi from the ministerial list of President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
According to our investigation, both men who are supposed to be candidates of the national leader of the party Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu may not be enjoying the support of the Jagaban of Borgu kingdom that is expected to press for their inclusion. National Weekender learnt that their names were initially pencilled down on the list still being worked on before final vetting by the party’s national leadership but on advice of a very powerful chieftain in the South West, the names of the duo were erased.

Femi Kuti and Funke Considering Having Another Child?

Afrobeat legend, Femi Kuti and former wife, Funke ignited old flames at the listening party for Tunde and Wunmi Obe’s T.W.O plus album on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The pair set tongues wagging as they held hands, shared a laugh, and even posed for the camera together. This is not the first time they have been spotted together since they parted ways in 2012 but the chemistry between them this time is clearly unmistakable.... 

This might be a good and happy time for Funke and her estranged husband, the Afrobeat King, Femi Anikulapo Kuti, according to reports flying around town.
The couple who divorced and have lived apart for several years (though they refused to reveal the reason for their separation) according to insde sources' they are back together as lovers!
The fire of their love, we exclusively gathered is seriously burning that they can no longer hide it to friends and close family members since they got back sometimes late last year 2014.

Hand-Over Things! President Jonathan Presents Handover Notes to Presdent-Elect Gen. Buhari.

President Goodluck Jonathan officially handed over a comprehensive report of his administration to President-elect Gen Muhammadu Buhari at the State House Aso Rock, Abuja today, May 28th 2015, after a facility tour of Aso  Rock Villa. Outgoing ministers and other top government dignitaries were present at the ceremony. See more photos after the cut..

Count Down To Swearing-In: President JonathanTakes Gen. Buhari on Tour of Aso Villa Abuja [Photos]

President-elec Gen Buhari pictured touring the Presidential palace Aso Rock Abuja, he takes over the reign of power from tomorrow May 29th. See more photos after the cut..

Vice President Namadi Sambo Hands Over Aguda House to Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

The Fashola's Tells Lagosians GoodBye

Countdown Swearing-In: The Presidential State Car Being Prepared for The Inauguration Ceremony Tomorrow

The presidential state car will be used to carry the incoming and the outgoing president during the inauguration on May 29th. More photos after the cut...

Police Expose a ‘Homeless’ Man Begging With $800 in his Pocket on Facebook

The post describes a man, 59-year-old Franklin Jones, who reportedly begs at the intersection of Gause and Interstate 10, according to WGNO. Police can’t arrest Jones because begging isn’t a crime. But on May 21, Jones was spotted stumbling into the road, urinating on the side of the road and he allegedly stole a shopping cart, police said.

Upon his arrest, police found over $800 in his pockets.

Invitation Card for the Swearing-In Inauguration ceremony of President-Elect Gen. Buhari

Count Down Swearing-In: See President-Elect Gen. Buhari's Convoy Off To Aso Rock Villa Abuja

Proud Dad: President-Elect Gen Buhari With His Daughter Zahra & Son As He Arrived Nigeria

MTN To Withdraw Multimillion Naira Digital Library Donated To UniLag

MOBILE telecommunications firm, MTN Nigeria may have commenced subterranean moves to evacuate the abandoned Universities Connect Library at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Lagos.

The state-of-the-art digital library, donated to the school in 2005, has been placed under lock and key in the last five years and much to the dissatisfaction of the donor organisation.


BBC journalist and former Asia editor for the AFP news agency, Peter Cunliffe Jones draws some startling comparisons between Nigeria and Indonesia (here). They were on similar growth trajectories at the time of independence. They were both formed as one nation by Europeans around 1900 and governed by the colonial system of “indirect rule”. After independence, they lived through similar political experiences. For example, Peter observes that “their first coups were launched within months of each other – in September 1965 in Indonesia and in January 1966 in Nigeria – and their military regimes died within 12 months, in May 1998 and 1999. Both were palm oil producers and discovered oil. However, while Indonesia managed to diversify its economy away from oil, Nigeria’s economy has effectively developed into a one trick pony and a pretty unimaginative one. Oil contributes to 95% of foreign exchange earnings and 80% of budgetary revenue.

Nigeria Earns N2.8trn From Petroleum Products in 3 Months

Nigeria earned N2.838 trillion from the export of petroleum products in the first quarter of 2015, according to data released, yesterday, by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS.
The amount is 64.18 per cent of the Federal Government’s 2015 budget of N4.425 trillion.
The NBS, in its Foreign Trade Statistics for the first quarter of 2015, stated that the export of petroleum products accounted for 87.86 per cent of Nigeria’s total merchandise export of N3.23 trillion in the first quarter.

President-Elect Gen Muhammadu Buhari Arrives Nigeria at 5:20am this Morning After Six Day Trip to the UK

After six days in the UK,President-elect,Muhammadu Buhari arrived Nigeria at 5:20am this morning.His plane touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja ahead of the inaugaration ceremony on the 29th of May.