Friday, May 29, 2015

Jonathan formally submits handover notes to Buhari

President Goodluck Jonathan has formally submitted his handover notes to President elect Muhammadu Buhari.

The president handed over the notes on Thursday at the council chamber of the State House, Abuja.

Nigerian Minister, Adesina, elected President of African Development Bank

Nigeria’s outgoing Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwumi Adesina, on Thursday emerged the 8th President of the African Development Bank (AfDB)

Mr. Adesina, 55, will succeed incumbent president, Donald Kaberuka, at the end of his second term as President of the Bank in August 2015.

Gov-elect accuses Kwankwaso of leaving empty treasury

KANO—The Transition Committee set up by  Kano State Governor- elect, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Thursday, said that the outgoing governor, Rabi’u Kwankwaso has not only left an empty treasury but additional liability of N379 billion.

Chairman of the 93-member committee and Deputy Governor-elect,  Professor Hafiz Abubakar, who read the abridged copy of its final report stated that ‘’hard times await Kano and it might take patience to get along.’’

Thursday, May 28, 2015

PDP : Governor Dickson expels Jonathan’s loyalists

The Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday expelled nine of its members from the party over alleged anti-party ACTIVITIES in the last general elections.

The expulsion of the members, said to be President Goodluck Jonathan’s henchmen in the party, was allegedly orchestrated by Governor Seriake Dickson.

Photos : Buhari Returns From UK Trip

Buhari Returns From UK Trip 
 Nigeria’s president-elect, Muhammad Buhari returned to Nigeria early today in time to attend the beginning of handing over ceremonies in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Photocredit: omoboriowo

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EU asks member states to admit 40,000 asylum seekers

EU Migration commissioner
The EU blocs executive has proposed that the 40,000 asylum seekers in Italy and Greece should be taken in by other EU countries.

Dimitris Avramopoulos, EU Migration Commissioner said this on Wednesday in Brussels during a controversial bid, to distribute the burden of a migration surge that has challenged Europe for months.

Photos : Governor Akpabio Commissions Magnificent Ibom Specialist Hospital

 Ibom Specialist Hospital 
 Akpabio Commissioned world-class specialist hospital that costs about N30 billion.

The 308-bed international specialist hospital is an ultra-modern medical facility with six fully integrated modular theatres.

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Amaechi, Jang, others to shun new govs’ inauguration

1 day to the expiration of their tenure, some governors have jetted out of the country, thereby refusing to personally hand over power to their successors.

They include Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, and his Katsina State counterpart, Ibrahim Shema.

Also, some governors, who did not travel out, have decided to shun the inauguration ceremonies of their successors.

Nigeria to deport 5 Chinese multi-billion naira textile smugglers

The Chinese businessmen behind the massive illegal importation of textiles to Kano are to be deported from Nigeria.

The fate of the businessmen was announced after a joint inspection visit to Kano by the Comptroller-General of Customs, Dikko Inde Abdullahi and the Comptroller – General of Immigration, David Parradang.

I’ll Sack The 22 APC Chairmen Elected In Rivers – Wike

Rivers state governor-elect Nyesom Wike has vowed to dissolve the 22 council chairmen who were sworn in yesterday by the outgoing governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, adding that, his action would be supported by Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect.

Wike stated this during a pre-inauguration lecture held on his behalf at Astec Event centre, Port Harcourt, arguing that the election that brought the council chairmen and councillors was done out of impunity because the court stopped it but the outgoing governor went ahead with the election.

I was a motor park tout — Benue Governor-elect

The Benue State incoming Governor, Chief Samuel Ortom, has described his experience as a motor park tout and his election as governor as a divine arrangement and the handiwork of God.

Ortom, who bared his mind to The PUNCH in an exclusive chat in Makurdi, said his elevation from grass to grace was due to hard work and his firm believe in God.

Lagos-Ogun Metro Rail Transit To Cost N456bn (Approval Granted To Start)

Mr Adekunle Oyinloye, Managing Director, The Infrastructure BANK Plc, has said that the proposed Lagos Metro Rail Transit (LMRT) project will cost N456 billion (2.4 billion dollars).

Oyinloye said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday that the project was expected to cost so much because it involved fixed infrastructure – tracks, stations and rolling stocks.

Buhari’s meeting with British Prime Minister embarrassing – PDP

The Delta State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Wednesday, condemned the recent visit of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to the United Kingdom, saying it was the height of diplomatic embarrassment for Buhari to stand on the street waiting for the British PRIME Minister, David Cameron.

The PDP, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Deinhan Macauley, said it wondered why the President-elect decided to boycott last Friday and Sunday prayers organised for the successful inauguration of his government.

Transparency International urges FIFA President Blatter to step down

Sepp Blatter must resign as president of football’s ruling body FIFA, the non-governmental corruption watchdog Transparency International said on Wednesday.

Transparency international, pointed out to the U.S., and Swiss bribery probes involving football officials. “These scandals have taken place under Sepp Blatter’s watch of FIFA, which spans almost two decades,’’ the group’s managing director Cobus de Swardt said in a statement hours after news broke of the latest scandals to hit FIFA.

US ‘accidently’ sends live anthrax to South Korean army base

The United States military has mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine US states and a US airbase in South Korea, after apparently failing to properly inactivate the bacteria last year, US officials have said.

The Pentagon said on Wednesday that there was no known suspected infection or risk to the public. But four US civilians have been started on preventive measures called post-exposure prophylaxis, which usually includes the anthrax vaccine, antibiotics or both.

Jonathan submits confab report to Senate

President Goodluck Jonathan, Wednesday, forwarded the report of the National Conference, Confab, to the Senate for consideration and necessary legislative actions.

Jonathan in the letter transmitting the report of National Conference reminded the Senate that while setting up the Confab committee, part of the terms of reference to the committee was to discuss any issue about Nigeria with particular emphasis on finding lasting solution the unity of the country.

CORRUPTION : Buhari Orders Keyamo to Step Down from Prosecuting Timipre Sylva

Popular lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has withdrawn as prosecuting counsel in a corruption case between the Federal government and former Governor Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa State.

Mr. Keyamo said he was stepping down as the lead prosecutor for the case instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes COMMISSION, EFCC, due to recent developments which could hinder him from prosecuting the case effectively and vigorous.

Jonathan to sign Constitution Amendment, as NASS removes controversial clauses

The National Assembly has agreed to remove the controversial clauses in the amendments to the constitution under the Fourth Alteration Act, 2015, which it passed this year.

President Goodluck Jonathan had withheld his assent to the amendments to the 1999 Constitution, and the Attorney General instituted a suit against the lawmakers to annul the amendments.

I won’t forgive Wike unless justice is done – Amaechi

THE Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, on Wednesday fired what seemed to be another salvo at the state Governor-elect, Chief Nyesom Wike, ahead of the Friday’s inauguration.

Amaechi, who declared that he would not forgive or settle the feud between him and Wike, unless justice was seen to have been done, had on Tuesday accused the governor-elect of being behind the deaths recorded in the state during the general elections. Wike had denied the allegation.

Photos : Governor Akpabio Commissions Four Points By Sheraton Ikot Ekpene

 Four Points By Sheraton
 Governor Akpabio Commissions Four Points By Sheraton Ikot Ekpene.

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We will rescue Africa from destitution, poverty and ignorance, says Tinubu

President of the Federal Republic of Guinea, President Alpha Condé yesterday arrived Nigeria ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration in Abuja on Friday, May 29.

President Condé arrived at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos aboard a private aircraft about 12:30pm and was received by the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Lagos State Governor elect Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and other dignitaries who all left in a convoy to Eko Hotel and Suites for a meeting.

Don’t jettison confab report, Jonathan begs Buhari

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has called on the President-elect, Maj-Gen Muhammudu Buhari (retd) not to jettison the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference.

The President said this, Tuesday, at the Presidential Villa, shortly after being decorated with the “Peace-Loving Global Citizen” award by the Universal Peace Forum led by lawyer, Mike Ozehkome.

We Deceived Nigerians, Nothing Like SURE-P Fund – Governor Aliyu

Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, on Tuesday maintained that fuel subsidy is a major source of CORRUPTION in the country.

Aliyu added that funds believed to be coming from SURE-P are actually from the federation account.

FG Orders Airport Remodelling Contractors To Return N17.6billion

The federal government has ordered contractors handling airport remodeling projects but failed to deliver, to return funds collected back to government coffers.

Aviation minister, Chief Osita Chidoka, gave the directive on Tuesday, while presenting his scorecard as aviation minister in the last eight months.

According to Chidoka, many of the contractors had nothing to show for the mobilisation funds and other contract funds they had already collected, and they must, therefore, refund the monies, adding that in some cases, the quality of job done was very poor while in other cases they were uncompleted.

Certificate saga : Court asked to stop CJN from swearing in Buhari as President

ABUJA – ‎A Civil Society Organisation, the Incorporated Trustees of Advocacy for Societal Rights Advancement and Development Initiative, has ‎asked the Federal Court in Abuja to stop the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, from administering oath on the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari on May 29.

‎The group, in an originating summons that was filed by its lawyer, Mr. Philip Ekpo, insisted that Buhari is not legally fit to take over as the President of Nigeria.

Don’t Prosecute Jonathan, Bayelsa PDP Chieftain Begs Buhari

YENAGOA – A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Bayelsa state and former commissioner for Agriculture, and Environment, Chief Lionel Jonathan –Omo, has appealed to the incoming president elect, Muhammad Buhari to exercise caution in probing the outgoing administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

According to Chief Jonathan -Omo, attempts to prosecute Jonathan by the incoming administration might cause violent uprising in the Niger Delta and should be avoided completely.

Photos : See The Presidential State Car Being Prepared For The Inauguration Ceremony

Presidential State Car
 Presidential State Car Being Prepared For The Inauguration Ceremony.

The presidential state car will carry the incoming and the outgoing president during the inauguration on May 29th.

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Woman Stabs Son To Death On Children's Day In Ogun State

A young woman, Funmilayo Adeyanju, in a fit of anger hacked her three years old son to death on Children Day, throwing neighbours at the Ogunso area of Otta, Ado-Odo/Otta local government area of Ogun State into shock and mourning.

Adeyanju was said to have returned from somewhere and had barely rested for about 30minutes when she picked up a kitchen knife and attacked the boy.

Oshiomhole attacks Okonjo-Iweala, says Minister destroyed Nigerian economy

The Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has lambasted outgoing finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, over her claims that states received N2.92 trillion excess crude money between 2011 and 2014 with little to show, the latest in a series of tit-for-tat between governors and the minister over allegations of mismanagement of oil revenues.

Mr. Oshiomhole accused the minister of gross mismanagement of the Nigerian economy, saying she was merely feeding Nigerians with half-truths in the last four years.

Court bars Nigerian govt. from “unlawfully” arresting, extraditing Kashamu

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High court in Lagos has barred the Nigeria Police, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, the State SECURITY SERVICE, and the Nigerian Customs Service from arresting and extraditing to the United States wanted senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, for trial over drug related offences.

Justice Abang said the agencies must comply with the letters of the Extradition Act if they must arrest or extradite the fugitive lawmaker-elect.

No More Business As Usual, Buhari Warns

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his willingness to work with any leader of the National Assembly that the process throws up, irrespective of what part of the country he or she comes from.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Mr. Buhari said that this has become necessary in view of the continued name-dropping in some circles linking his name to some candidates.

Exclusive : Why NAFDAC shuts down Chocolat Royal, cool, wazobia FM chairman on the run

Chocolat Royal
 National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Tuesday night, sealed completely the business outlet of a popular elite and confectionary company, Chocolat Royal has emerged, The City Reporters can exclusively report.

Apart from the importation, storage and use of fake, unregistered and expired/unwholesome food products to produce consumables for customers, we can authoritatively report that Chocolat Royal was sealed by NAFDAC on discovery of six illegal 40ft cold rooms fully stocked with contaminated food products built on top of sewages (suck away pit) and in front of toilets.

Simon Lalong, Plateau Governor-elect Refuses To Move Into N15billion Government House

Governor-elect of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, Tuesday said he won’t be moving into the State’s GOVERNMENT HOUSE. Explaining why he won’t be moving in, the governor elect said that other than the place being uncompleted, he does not need such luxury to serve the people.

His words in part: “I am not going to occupy an uncompleted building as a GOVERNMENT HOUSE. In any case, I don’t need such a house to work for the people of Plateau State. In serving Plateau people, I don’t need a luxury office. I’d rather prefer people of the state live in luxury homes with all social services provided. So, I don’t think a new government house is a priority of Plateau people. I don’t need such an office to serve my people.”

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

If you probe me, probe Obasanjo, Abdulsalami, Babangida, others too, Jonathan tells Buhari

President Goodluck Jonathan has advised the incoming president, Muhammadu Buhari, not to single his administration out for probe.

He said if Mr. Buhari must INVESTIGATE him and his administration, he should do the same for the past governments.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Catholic Bishops appeal to rescued pregnant women not to consider abortion

pregnant women
Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have appealed to rescued women who are pregnant for Boko Haram members not to consider abortion. The Catholic Bishops, under the aegis "Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN spoke through the Chairman, Health Committee of the CBCN, Most Reverend Anselm Umoren at a press conference in Abuja today May 25th.

The Bishops in their submission, said the life of every baby was distinct from that of the parents. They insisted that aborting such children amounted to visiting the sin of the terrorists, who impregnated the women, on the innocent child.

Photos : Military officers rehearse ahead of inauguration ceremony on Friday

Military officers rehearse ahead of inauguration ceremony on Friday
 Military officers pictured during a military parade rehearsal ahead of Friday's inauguration ceremony at Eagles Square Abuja.

Photo CREDIT: Lola Shoneyin

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FG declares Friday May 29th public holiday

Ahead of the inauguration ceremony for the Buhari-led government, the Federal government has declared Friday May 29th a public holiday. 

The announcement was made by the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro in a statement released and signed by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Abubakar Magaji.

President Jonathan releases N5billion to purchase stoves for rural women

The Federal government has released N5billion for the purchase of stoves for rural women across the country, under the National Clean Cooking Scheme, a programme launched by FG to discourage the use of Firewood for cooking.

Announcing the release of the funds, Minister of Environment, Laurientia Mallam, speaking during an inspection visit to the Velodrome at the National Stadium, Abuja, where some of the 750,000 stoves were being assembled, said the stoves will be distributed through the various Ministries of Environment.

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I cried - Kim Kardashian on when Kanye West threw out her clothes and gave her new ones

While appearing on Live! With Kelly And Michael on Monday,Kim K recalled bursting into tears when Kanye decided to throw out a bunch of her clothes and shoes.She said she ‘started crying’ when she saw the pile, which she said was as tall as ‘the ceiling.’
When we first started dating, he went through my closet, he put everything he thought wasn't cool enough in a pile,’ ‘It really helped me fall in love with fashion. I eventually did get rid of all that stuff, but at the time I couldn't see it.’

Photos : Kendall Jenner and Lewis Hamilton spark dating rumours after she rocks his gold chain

 Reports claim Lewis Hamilton has affections towards Kendall after she was spotted wearing his gold chain in Monaco on Sunday.

Kendall is reportedly being encouraged to strike up a relationship with the racing star by her momager, Kris Jenner

Kendall spotted with Gigi while rocking Lewis's chain
Speaking to The Sun's Tom Thorogood, an insider said:
 'She really wants Kendall to date him. Lewis and Kris have become friendly in recent months and she thinks he's perfect for her daughter.'Kendall usually goes for bad boys like Chris Brown and Justin Bieber so Lewis could be a good influence on her.'

Kendall looks more like his ex Nicole..Lewis and his girlfriend of 7 years Nicole Scherzinger split after he refused to marry her.

Lagos roars back to life as filling stations resume selling

Lagos on Monday night roared back to life as some of the filling stations in the former capital of the nation resumed the sale of petroleum products.
This followed the call off of the strike embarked upon by oil marketers.

As at 10pm, some of the filling stations that had remained shut since the dispute with the government commenced started the sale of products.

Man shoots girlfriend dead after her parents asked for bride price

An ex-vigilante boss identified as Uche (surname withheld) has allegedly killed his girlfriend over a new born baby at the weekend.

Trouble started when the suspect demanded custody of his baby without paying her mother’s bride price and her parents refused to release the baby.
The suspect, who was a security man at her street in GRA, Onitsha, fell in love with the girl before he was sacked from the duty in December 2014.

"I Will Leave Office As Nigeria’s Poorest Governor - Jang

The Plateau State Governor and factional Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Jonah David Jang, has said he will be leaving office as the poorest governor in Nigeria.

Jang said this while speaking on Sunday at an interdenominational service to mark this year’s Democracy Day, which happens to be his last after eight years of stewardship in the state.

Photos : Father has final meal with family before killing himself with their blessings

Father has final meal with family before killing himself with their blessings
 After doctors informed him he had inoperable cancer in his spine, Jeffrey Spector feared that at any moment he could become paralysed from the neck down.He did not want to become a burden on loved ones so, despite the pleas of his wife and children, the businessman, 54, decided to kill himself.

Before he took his life at the Dignitas assisted suicide clinic, the keep-fit fanatic said:
“I am going before my time but I am not scared.I believe what I am doing is in the best long-term interests of my family.They disagree with that of course but they accept I have my own opinion.”

Nigeria Power distribution historically pathetic, down to 727MW

Nigeria electricity output crashed to an all time, historic low of 727 megawatts.
When on Friday, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Power said the output had plumetted to 1,327 MW, Nigerians thought they had reached the nadir. But now things have gotten even worse.

Osun Workers Declares Indefinite Strike Over Unpaid Salaries

Labour unions in Osun State on Monday declared a total strike to press home their demand for payment of their six-month salaries.

The Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr. Jacob Adekomi, who read the address of the labour unions at a press conference in Osogbo, said the strike would begin on Tuesday, May 26, after the expiration of a 14-day ultimatum given to the state government.

Woman shoots herself in the head while taking selfie with a gun

A woman is in a critical condition after shooting herself in the head while posing for a selfie.

The 21-year-old office worker was holding a gun to her temple while taking the photo but accidentally pulled the trigger, according to RIA Novosti, Russia’s state news agency.

NDLEA Boss Explains How They Got Kashamu, Nicknamed ‘God’

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade, Sunday explained how the agency was able to get alleged drug trafficker, now Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, under house arrest in Lagos.

Officials of the agency had on Saturday stormed the Lekki home of Kashamu, who was allegedly nick-named “God” in the US, and got him restrained therein.

University of Ibadan closed for 2 weeks due to fuel scarcity

Authorities of the UNIVERSITY of Ibadan , (UI) on Monday asked its students to vacate the premises immediately, pending the time the problem of shortage of water and electricity would be addressed.

The directive was issued to students following ‎an advice given by the Committee of Provosts and Deans to the university’s management.

Photos : Tunde Demurun Finally Proposes To Toolz

Tunde Demurun Finally Proposes To Toolz
After dating for  2 years,Tunde Demurun proposed to OAP,Toolz..

The Pilot put a ring on it during their romantic vacation in the Dominican republic.

N418 billion Lagos State Debt : Fashola Explains How He Spent The Money


It has been said that you are leaving behind about N418bn debt and one wonders what is responsible for the huge debt profile despite the huge revenue generated by the Lagos State Government.

I have answered this question many times and it seems people just dwell on debt but in the context of debt, let us look at the assets too. I am leaving behind hundreds of kilometres of roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, courtrooms, social services, skill centres, streetlights and traffic lights. I am leaving behind also people who now have jobs, who did not have jobs seven years ago. I am leaving behind a stronger security force; a stronger LASTMA, a stronger KAI. That is where the money went. I am leaving behind a rail system. I am leaving behind so many assets for the continuity of life. I am also leaving behind a bigger workforce – a better equipped workforce.

Finally, Real Madrid Sack Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid FC of Spain have announced that they have sacked Carlo Ancelotti as head coach.

The Italian coach has been widely expected to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer after a disappointing end to the 2014-15 season, which saw Madrid lose out to Barcelona in the Liga title race and exit the Champions League at the semi-final stage at the hands of Juventus.

Buhari should support lawmakers to reduce FG’s powers – Governor Akpabio

The outgoing Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, has asked the President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, to support the 8th National Assembly in reducing the powers of the Federal Government and allow the state governments to have more power.

The governor, who claimed that Nigeria was operating a unitary state because of the enormous powers of the Federal Government, said this during a programme on Channels TV titled, View from the Top, on Monday.

I will probe Amaechi, says Wike

THE Rivers State Governor-elect, Chief Nyesom Wike, has indicated his readiness to probe the Rotimi Amaechi administration after being sworn in as the chief executive of the state.

Wike, who gave this hint while receiving the interim report of the Transition Committee in Port Harcourt on Monday, declared that his administration would carry out a forensic audit of all government ACCOUNTS.

Extradition: NDLEA fails to bring Kashamu to court

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Monday failed to bring the senator-elect for Ogun-East senatorial district, Mr. Buruji Kashamu, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for extradition hearing despite a declaration by the agency that he would be produced in court.

The agency, whose operatives had laid siege to Kashamu’s residence in Lagos since Saturday, said on Sunday that it had received a formal extradition request on Kashamu from the United States government and was coming to court to SECURE an extradition order on Monday.

Nigeria, poorly managed for eight years – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday said Nigeria had been poorly managed for eight years, telling Nigerians to be patient with the incoming administration of President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to CORRECT the prevailing abnormalities.

He said this during a visit of a delegation of South-West women leaders, under the leadership of Iyalode of Yorubaland,Chief Alaba Lawson, to his Abeokuta Hilltop residence.

Soldiers take over Capital Oil, load drums with fuel

Officials of the Nigerian Army on Monday took over the Ojodu Berger outlet of Capital Oil, buying petroleum products in drums, after scaring away thousands of consumers.

The armed personnel came in the guise of maintaining peace and ORDER, but they soon abandoned their primary responsibility for fuel racket. They shoved, maltreated and sent away those who were on queue to be attended to, thereby gaining access to have their drums loaded with fuel.

Stay away from Nigeria, NANS tells South African President, Jacob Zuma

The National Association of Nigerian Students has advised South African President, Jacob Zuma, to stay away from the inauguration of the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.

The organisation also threatened to storm the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, should Zuma step into the country’s airport.

PDP attacks Buhari for ‘snubbing’ handover programmes

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed disappointment with what it describes as the apparent snub by the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari of the handover programme lined up by the Federal Government to transmit power to him by Friday, May 29, 2015. The PDP said such behaviour was a measure of lack of democratic discipline.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Sunday said the President-elect owes Nigerians explanations on why he snubbed the prayer SESSIONS scheduled for Friday and Sunday for Muslims and Christians respectively to usher in four years of his in-coming administration as well as the embarrassing protocol gaffe and low-down treatment that characterized his visit to British Prime Minister, David Cameron, last Saturday.

Photo : Sambo submits handover report to Buhari’s committee

Abuja — The Vice President Namadi Sambo, yesterday, SUBMITTED the handover note prepared by the transition committee of the Federal Government to the president-elect’s committee with a promise that he and members of Federal Executive Council under President Goodluck Jonathan were open to questioning.

Sambo handed over the REPORT to the  Ahmed Joda-led Buhari’s transition committee.

Electricity supply down by 2,000mw, says FG

ABUJA—The Federal Government said yesterday that the nation has recorded a loss of over 2,000 mega watts in the national grid due to shortage of gas supply to the thermal plants.

The government in a statement signed by the Chairman of the National electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, Dr. Sam Amadi explained that only five out of 23 power plants are currently generating electricity.

For being black : Man released from prison after serving 44 years for murder he didn't commit

Released: Prince Johnson, 60, was wrongly sentenced to life in prison as a juvenile for the murder of an ice cream vendor's wife but has been freed after serving 44 years in prison
 A Miami man who was wrongly sentenced to life in prison as a juvenile for the murder of an ice cream vendor's wife has been freed after serving 44 years in prison.

Prince Johnson, 60, was seen shaking his head in disbelief and clasping his hands together in the courtroom SHORTLY before Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Richard Hersch ordered his release on Friday.

Jonathan Makes 5 Appointments In Education Ministry

President Goodluck Jonathan at the weekend CONTINUED his last minute wave of appointments with five changes effected at the Federal Ministry of Eduction in one fell swoop.

The president has appointed Prof. Abdulrashid Garba as the new Registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Photos : Meet Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning new Girlfriend

Alessia Tedeschi
 Real Madrid forward Cristiano, 30, is REPORTEDLY dating Italian model and actress Alessia Tedeschi, who travelled to Spain to watch his team's May 13 Champions League showdown with Juventus.

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Dame Patience Compounds My Problems with President Jonathan, PDP – Amaechi

ABUJA—Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State explained yesterday that the refusal of President Goodluck Jonathan to repay over N105 billion spent by the state government on the REPAIRS of federal roads in the state was the major cause of their disagreement.

Ameachi spoke in Abuja after the presentation of a documentary titled:  Dynamic of Change, which chronicled the achievements of his administration in the last eight years.