Month: March 2015

This is how the APC HQ looks like right now.

‎It’s celebration galore at the All Progressives Congress (APC) Headquarters in Abuja. Thousands of APC supporters are waving their brooms and jubilating over the victory of General Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election. The President elect will address them...

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“Your experience will stand you in good stead.” Obasanjo congratulates Buhari.

Congratulatory messages have started pouring in in torrents for President elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, the latest is from former President Olusegun Obasanjo. ‎ The elder states man has enjoined Buhari to join hands with Nigerians of noble character to fight corruption and reform all sectors of the country. He noted that with so much harm already done to many national institutions including the military, which proudly nurtured  “you and me, you will have a lot to do on institution reform – education, healthcare, economy, security, infrastructure, power, youth eJmployment, agri-business, oil and gas, external affairs, cohesiveness of our nation and ridding our land of corruption. “Your varied and wide experience will undoubtedly stand you in good stead. The country is blessed with men and women of goodwill, character and virtue across the board that you can mobilise to join hands with you in the reform, repairs and re-direction that will be imperative to put Nigeria back on the fast lane of good governance, unity, cohesiveness, development and progress.” He added that, ” the totality of 2015 elections hold many lessons for our democracy and democratisation process, which are both maturing. “On this occasion, the system has been unnecessarily overheated before and particularly during the campaigns when emphasis was more on trivialities and hate, divisive, undignifying and disrespectful statements and comments rather than on pressing issues requiring attention.‎ “I know...

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Photos: Amaechi, Dangote, Tambuwal, others celebrate with Buhari in Abuja

APC stalwarts, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, senator Chris Ngige, Dr Kayode Fayemi, business mogul, Alh Aliko Dangote  celebrate with Nigeria’s president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo on his victory in the Nigerian Presidential election. Others in the  APC office in Abuja include Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar, Aminu Tambuwal, Primate Nicholas...

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Aisha Buhari tweets congratulatory message to husband.

Nigeria’s first lady in waiting, Mrs Aisha Buhari who joined social networking site, twitter not too long ago has posted her congratulatory message to her husband, General Muhammadu Buhari who just won the Nigerian presidential election. “I am so proud of my husband and the team who have worked hard to make this happen. Nigerians are aware now more than ever that the people have the power to sway the fate of a nation. We must see this as a triumphant show of democracy, a change for the better. I am excited for the future of this nation as We now have a mandate for Change.I too have watched with bated breath as the results have been announced. It has been a gripping day for democracy in...

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Ayo Fayose reacts to Buhari’s impending victory.

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose has described the outcome of the presidential election as the will of God and urged Nigerians to embrace it and move on. Coming from a man who had always taunted General Muhammadu Buhari, we all know this is pretty strange. “The election result is the will of God and Nigerians , and all lovers of peace, progress and development of Nigeria must accept it‎. To me, Nigerians and democracy won. I salute Nigerians, especially the great people of Ekiti state. I salute President Jonathan for laying the most solid foundation for democracy in Nigeria. And I salute Major General Buhari for being a resilience and dogged fighter. “I urge Nigerians, irrespective of their ethnic, religious and political affiliation to respect the outcome of the election in the interest of peace, progress and development of the country. Nigeria as a country is greater than any individual or group and it is my plea that no one should do anything to rock the boat of peace in the country.”‎ He said in a statement...

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Gareth Bale named the fastest player in the world. See top 10 list.

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has been named the fastest player in the world, according to a recent study conducted‎ by Mexican club Pachuca. The Welsh’s  top speed was put at 36.9km/h. Top 10 fastest footballers in the world: (1) Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) 36.9 km / h (2) Jürgen Damm (Pachuca) 35.23 Km / h. (3) Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) 35.1 km / h. (4) Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur) 33.8 km / h. (5) Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 33.6 km / h. (6) Theo Walcott (Arsenal) 32.7 km / h. (7) Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 32.5 km / h. (8) Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) 31.2 km / h. (9) Frank Ribery (Bayern Munich) 30.7 km / h (10) Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) 30.6 km /...

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#NigeriaDecides: General Buhari still in lead.

‎The collation of the presidential election results is still very on. General Muhammadu Buhari is still leading the polls. During the course of the event, an aggrieved PDP official, Mr Godswill Orubebe interrupted the exercise and accused the INEC Chairman. Professor Attahiru Jega of being tribalistic and bias. He held once to the microphone, sat on the stage alleging that Jega ‎didn’t acknowledge a letter sent by his party asking him to investigate elections conducted in Kano, Katsina, Kaduna and Jigawa. ‎”‎Mr Chairman, we don’t believe in you anymore. Nigerians will not allow this.” He said. A calm and matured Jega in his response advised the man to watch his public conduct adding that ‎he channelled his grievances through a wrong channel.  “As we are here, right now, I am yet to receive petition that I’m being accused of ignoring. I did not release results.” He said. Collation Updates:‎ EBONYI APC:19,518 PDP : 323 653 ‎ NIGER: APC : 657, 678 PDP: 149, 222 LAGOS  APC : 792, 460 PDP : 632, 327 ‎ BAYELSA: APC: 5,194 PDP: 361,209 ‎ GOMBE APC: 361,245 PDP: 96 873 ‎ CROSS RIVER: APC: 28,368‎ PDP: 414, 863‎23. ‎ ‎ RIVERS:‎ APC: 69, 238 PDP: 1, 487, 075.‎ ‎Results after 23 states + FCT APC: 10,384,899 PDP: 9,953,432 Margin: 431,467...

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Drogba now mentors Chelsea’s young generation.

Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba has re‎vealed his decision to mentor Chelsea’s young generation. The Ivorian who made a sensational return to the club from Galatasaray last summer  ‎ On why he is contributing his input to the team, the former Marseille player said,  “They’re going to be there – we won’t be any more (in the long-term) so it is up to us to give them all they need and‎ pass it on to the younger players as well. He continued, It’s important for us, the older players, to be there to support them, but at the same time it’s even more important for them to take the lead now, to feel there is no restriction from us. “They can play, they can talk, we can debate and exchange because all we’re doing now is for the team – to be better next year, in two years and five.” ‎...

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#NigeriaDecides:General Buhari in early lead

‎The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC today summoned electoral officers to announce the results of last Saturday/Sunday Presidential elections in their states. Incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party won in 8 states; namely Anambra, Abia,Ekiti, Enugu, Nassarawa, Plateau, Imo and FCT. His rival, Rtd General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress party is leading the poll so far. He won in 10 states; Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Kogi, Kwara, Jigawa and Ondo. Below is a breakdown of the two popular parties’ votes.  (From17 states +FCT‎) ‎ APC – 8,530,969. PDP –...

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All you need to know about Funke Akindele’s Jenifa TV series

Actress, Funke Akindele’s much talked about comedy series, Jenifa’s Diary will hit the airwaves in April. If you are a TV buff and an ardent fan of the award-winning thespian, get ready to be wowed. Jenifa’s Diary  is a comedy television series that depicts the hilarious and amazing adventures of Suliat,  a.k.a Jenifa. A secondary school dropout turned hairdresser who lives in a backwater town called Aiyetoro.                             Jenifa is loud, over-bearing and very opinionated. She nurses the ambition of leaving her community and making something of herself. She is always trying to prove her worth and wants to be recognized and ‘feel among’.  Her competitive spirit with her peers comes to the forefront when she realizes many of her friends in Aiyetoro are in higher institutions.  Jenifa is motivated to leave her community and pursue her dream of attending a higher institution and becoming a huge success and to enhance her status in Aiyetoro. Jenifa manages to borrow and even swindles one of her illiterate Aiyetoro ‘toasters’ to raise enough money for her exodus to Lagos. Jenifa’s Diary follows this epic, comedic journey as she arrives. in Lagos and lets all hell loose!  Jenifa’s diary will be another innovative, ground breaking Nigerian comedy concept. Jenifa is particularly attached to her diary in which she writes down her. daily...

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#NigeriaDecides: INEC debunks Femi Fani-Kayode’s claim that the PDP leads in 23 states

The Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega has debunked a claim made by the Spokesman of the Jonathan Campaign Organization, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, that the PDP is winning the presidential election in 23 states and has scored 64 per cent. Speaking at a press conference held minutes ago, Jega said ”I don’t know the sources of such information (that the PDP is leading in 23 states). The results have not been collated in 23 states. Fairly very few states have actually collated. In fact, only two states have been collated…. There is the need to be careful about the information being put there by people who are clearly...

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All the photos from Steven Gerrard’s charity game

Past and present Liverpool players graced Anfield today for a charity match held in honour of the Steven Gerrard today. Like I mentioned earlier, proceeds raised in the game is going to the Liverpool FC Foundation, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and other charitable organisations in Liverpool. Roll call of players who starred in the matcg include Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez, Didier Drogba, Henry Thierry, Xabi Alonso, Mario Balotelli and many more. The game ended ended 2-2. Liverpool captain, Steven Gerrard scored two penalties for his side while Mario Balotelli and Chelsea’s Didier Drogba scored for Carragher’s...

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Toni Kroos slams spanish media for criticizing Real Madrid

‎Real Madrid midfielder, Toni Kroos has reacted to the backlash his team has been receiving from the Spanish media for the past few weeks. The team’s recent strings of defeats have not only made headlines in the press but has irked many of their fans. He told Sport1: “Those who know me a bit better know I’m not like a flag that moves with the wind, as they sometimes do in the Spanish media. When you win a game, everything is good, and when you lose, everything is negative.” ‎ Sorry Kroos, but that’s how the media...

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Steven Gerrard charity match: Suarez, Torres, Alonso, others arrive at Anfield. (Photos)

Old Liverpool stars made a sensational return to Anfield today for a charity match held in honour of Steven Gerrard who’s leaving the club after this season. Proceeds from the Steven Gerrard v Jamie Carragher game will go to charities in Liverpool. Line Up: Gerrard XI: Jones, Johnson, Terry, A Gerrard, Riise, Nolan, Alonso, S Gerrard, Babel, Sinclair, Henry Carragher XI: Reina, Flanagan, Carragher, Kelly, Arbeloa, Lucas, Shelvey, Kewell, Downing, Drogba,...

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APC LG chairman candidate, Muiz Bello, Prince of Epe die in boat mishap.

Legal practitioner/All Progressives Congress local government chairman candidate, Muiz Bello popularly called MB and first son of Oba Sefiu Olatunji Adewale the Olu Epe of Epe, Aremo Adewale Adekunle have passed on. They died in a boat mishap at Epe today while on election monitoring duties. Until his death, Adewale was a Lagos ministry director. He has since been buried according to muslim rites. May their souls find repose. Amen! Photo Credit:...

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Update: Hacked INEC website has been restored.

The website of the Independent National Electoral Commission which was hacked by a group called The Nigerian Cyber Army has been restored. “We are aware of the recent hack of our @inecnigeria website, we are currently investigating this incident #NigeriaDecides”. INEC announced on its twitter page. Here is what the hackers wrote on the website,   “StruCkED by Nigerian Cyber Army[!] Sorry xD Your Site has been STAMPED by TeaM Nigerian Cyber Army FEEL SOME SHAME ADMIN!! Security is just an illusion Remember US 😀 GREETINGS OF PEACE TO CITIZEN OF NIGERIA FROM TEAM NCANIGERIANS No Body Can Give You Freedom No Body Can Give You Equality Or Justice If You Are A Man/Woman YOU TAKE IT.  Its 2015 Elections And We Are Here AGain But This Time In A Different Form, APC Claimed They Hacked Into INEC DATABASE But We Own The DATABASE Long Before Now So No Worries No Fear To All NIGERIANs…GO And Cast Your Vote And We Assure You That Your Vote Must Count Because We Are The Kings Of The NIgerRian CYber SPACE. NOTE: WE GAT ACCESS TO OTHER HIGH RANKING NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT SERVERS, BUT WE ARE NOT HERE FOR THAT TODAY!. INEC DONT TRY TO RIG BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING YOU DAY AND NIGHT FOR MONTHS NOW BUT DONT BE SCARED WE MEAN NO HARM COS IF YOU ATTEMPT TO RIG YOU WILL PAY!! WE ARE...

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