Friday, 30 January 2015

A must read: A new mind set for change Nigeria.

The Cock is crowing the sun is shinning, it's a break of a New Nigeria. I look through my eyes of faith and I know Nigerians will cross over all it's trouble and enter into our promised land of peace, prosperity and justice for all. 

Are you are an Activist, a Politician, a Civilian, a Blogger , a Change maker, a Media house, a voice on social media, are you a Nigerian? Then one attribute we must all embrace at this time is the power of a vision/dream. The ability to see beyond our present circumstance and believe even in the face of contrary evidence that Nigeria will rise again! Nigeria will not just rise above her problems but She will rise as the Giant of Africa and a force to be reckoned with in the world's economy. Yes we can! Continue

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Dubai Int. Airport becomes world's tob hub in international travels, overtakes London Heathrow.

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Dubai International has overtaken London’s Heathrow Airport to become the world’s top hub in international travel after handling 70.47 million passengers in 2014, its authority said on Tuesday.

Traffic at the airport increased 6.1 per cent last year, Dubai Airports said, and it expects the number of travellers passing through the hub to surge in 2015 to 79 million. Read more HERE

Be patriotic, believe in yourselves and in your country- Omotola launches #igatvalue @StellaMarris Abuja.

 
Omotola Jalade's omosexy@20 tour is ongoing. On Day2 of the tour she stormed one of the most respected schools in Abuja, Stella Marris College, where she launched her #Igatvalue
 
She was given a celebrity welcome by the proprietor, entire staff and students of the school. The high light of her charge to the students, was be patriotic, believe in yourself and in Nigeria. She spoke alongside speakers like, President of Gothni , Mr Linus Okorie and the Unicef education officer Mrs Judith Giwa-Amu. See photos after the cut...

Just saw this photo of a 67year old man, we all should see.

Partially sighted Alan Barnes was left with sight and growth problems due to his mother contracting German measles during pregnancy. He now weighs just six stone and is 4ft 6in tall

Partially sighted Alan Barnes was left with sight and growth problems due to his mother contracting German measles during pregnancy. He now weighs just six stone and is 4ft 6in tall
Alan Barnes was born with sight and growth problems after his mother contracted German measles during pregnancy. He now weighs just six stone and is partially sighted.

He was a victim of a sickening attack outside his home in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear on Sunday night in a crime that has shocked his neighbors and relatives. How can anyone rob a man like this? See another photo after the cut......

Boko Haram issue to top discussions at AU meeting.

A spokesman for the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he will be attending the African Union heads of state summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and that the threat posed by Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist group in Nigeria, will be a focus.

Stephane Dujarric, told reporters late Wednesday in New York that the U.N. chief will be encouraging officials there to find a solution to the Boko Haram violence.

Boko Haram is increasing attacks as Nigeria prepares for Feb. 14 elections. Some 10,000 people died in the 5-year insurgency in the past year.

Hiroute Guebre Selassie, the U.N. Special Envoy for the Sahel region in Africa, earlier said she is concerned that the Boko Haram's insurgency could destabilize West Africa if current trends continue.

Source: Associated Press

Amazing Photo: Usher danced on the street disguised, unveiled himself and the crowd went.....

waooooo! R&B singer Usher Raymond dressed up like a street performer while he filmed a video alongside a contestant from the eight season of The Voice. Usher drew such a loud crowd with his performance, and he showcased his dancing skills along the boardwalk in Venice Beach, California. He later unveiled himself to the delight of his fans. Wow!



















#Soludo'sArticle: Iyabo Obasanjo has this to say....

 
Read her article below ...

Professor Soludo’s article on the elections in Nigeria is the best writing I have read recently on the real situation politically and economically in Nigeria. The well-articulated response from Dr. Fayemi compared to the abuse infused response from Femi Fani-Kayode on the PDP side is a great example of the contrast of the status-quo compared to the alternative.

Whatever the case and I don’t expect miracles form APC but right now they have more thinking people than the PDP. Continue....

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

#BEAVoice - Nigerians Speak Up Against Electoral Violence, a must read.

#BEAVoice.
Speak up against Electoral Violence. 

Hey dear, i heard my friend call out to me and in my usual excited response to hear her voice, i answered dearest how far? The next thing she said, got me thinking- We are relocating to South Africa, yes me and my family, my husband have made all arrangements and it will be happening soon. What! Why? It's just a family decision was her response. Well, who am I to question a family's relocating decision. More so, there seems to be greener pastures outside the greened country Nigeria and SA, a good place to live I think. Abeg hand over things before you leave o, and as I pen down this conversation she is out of the country. Like Andrew, she checked out of the troubled country, and coincidentally it happened barely a month before the February 14th Presidential election.Continue.......

"Jonathan deserves a second term" declares John Fashanu

John Fashanu, a former member of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) board, on Tuesday in Abuja threw his weight behind President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid.

Fashanu, a United Nations (UN) Ambassador, said Jonathan deserves a second term in office in view of his achievements not only in sports but in the other sectors. Continue.........

Gay activist lambast President Jonathan following the arrest of 12 gay men at a gay wedding venue.

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Not less than 12 homosexuals were arrested in Kano at a gay wedding venue. 

According to the head of the Islamic law-enforcement agency [the Hisbah] Aminu Daurawa, on Tuesday, the suspects, most of them teenagers, were detained on Monday at a popular resort on the outskirts of the city.

“We have 12 men in custody, including the bride. We arrested them at the venue of a planned gay wedding,” Daurawa told AFP. Continue........

Boko Haram Photos Showing Child Soldiers' Training Camp

Boko Haram has released photos purportedly showing a training camp for child soldiers.
Image: Photo purportedly showing Boko Haram training camp for child soldiers
The images show kids dressed in blue and black clothing aiming automatic rifles.

According to NBC news They are the first pictures released by the group to show child soldiers, according to global security firm and NBC News counter terrorism consultant Flashpoint Intelligence. 

Okonjo Iweala\s response to former CBN Gov. Charles Soludo's article.

Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has responded to former CBN governor Charles Soludo's article titled Buhari Vs Jonathan. Read her lengthy response below:

1. For anyone who has not read Professor Charles Soludo’s article on January 25 2015, I would encourage them to do so. It is littered with abusive and unbecoming language. It shows how an embittered loser in the Nigerian political space can get so derailed that they commit intellectual harakiri by deliberately misquoting economic facts and maliciously turning statistics on their head to justify a hatchet job. We hope all the intellectuals in the international circles in which Professor Soludo has told us he flies around in will read what a Professor of Economics has chosen to do with his intellect. Continue.......

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

#AMustRead: NIGERIA:ACT NOW TO REDUCE RISK OF ELECTORAL VIOLENCE.

Tensions surrounding the upcoming Nigeria elections is on the increase. Therefore, urgent action needs to be taken now to reduce the risks of unrest. The police must engage communities in election security planning, internally displaced people must be protected, and inflammatory rhetoric by candidates, which has the potential to fuel violent clashes, must be curbed.

“Political tensions within Nigeria are high and have a real potential to escalate in the final days before the election. Additional steps need to be taken to promote calm and prevent negative ethnic sentiments from spreading.

The police must now communicate election security plans to communities and ensure the safety of residents, particularly in high-risk areas. Peace and security task teams. Continue......

President Jonathan puts age benchmark for next PDP presidential candidate.

This age thing have suddenly become an issue and with this age benchmark there is no room for people over 57 to contest for Presidency under the PDP platform by 2019. 

The President have said and as quoted above, after me, the next presidential candidate of PDP must be younger than me. He made the statement  while speaking at the party's campaign rally in Nassarawa state earlier today..

Interesting Read: 15 body language for successful people.


Sit up straight
Slouching implies that you’re less than 100-percent interested in what is happening. Sitting up straight gives the impression that you’re alert, always picking up details, and always ready to engage. People respond well to that.

Amazing story of how a pilot saved his life after plane ran out of fuel in the air.

The pilot of a single engine aircraft ran out of fuel after ditching his aircraft more than 200 miles northeast of Maui, Hawaii.

With the aid of parachute he bravely landed the plane in the ocean and saved his life. Watch Video

Photo: Add more pepper and reduce the salt, 2face Idibia & wife Annie's kitchen encounter.

 
This photo shows 2face and Annie Idibia in their kitchen, last night. 2face being a Benue man, I am assuming he is asking for more pepper in the soup, lol. 

That's how couples roll, it's cool for the guy to step into the kitchen and help out ones in a while. Nice photo.

#ALERT - A dramatic doomsday warning to the world, this is a must read.

 
The world is closer to doomsday? Find this three Minutes Till Midnight thing very mysterious and yet it's a message from Atomic Scientists who said there is a dramatic doomsday that is set to end this world soon if something serious is not done. And to crown it up, they expressed disappointment in world Leaders who are playing ignorance to their warning and plea for intervention.
"These failures of leadership endanger every person on Earth," they said.
 
What does this all mean, is the world ending? For better understanding of this, please click CNN to read it - CNN
 

GMB and GEJ political billboards pulled down in Ghana.

 
Ghana’s National Security Agency has ordered presidential campaign billboards of the PDP and the APC to be pulled down.The bill boards were pulled down by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly over the weekend.

According to Ladun Liadi's post, it is said in some quarters that Ghanaians were fearful of being drawn into Nigerian politics as they may incur the wrath of the dreadful terror sect Boko Haram.

“I think it is critical that the National Security and Accra Metropolitan Assembly have listened to the concerns and voices raised by ordinary citizens that these billboards and some level of active political engagement might pose potential threat in the future,” a Ghanaian security expert, Dr. Kwesi Annin said.

However, International relationship experts are of the opinion that Ghana should not support any candidate over the other as this may result to a mar in diplomatic relations.

Photo: Singer Vast Bracket shares photo of when he thought it was all over but now.......

 
.....the Singer is thanking God for sparing his life and giving him victory over blood cancer. Vast of Bracket shared the pic on the left & said it was when he thought it was over and shared the pic on the right and said God has given him back his life. Vast battled with Lymphoma but now he has fully recovered and he is #Grateful.

Check out former President IBB's recent tweets in support of GMB - #PoliticsEverywhere

Former Nigeria Presidents Ibrahim Bagangida and Olusegun Obasanjo have come out publicly to voice their support for General Muhammadu Buhari who happens to be their retired General colleague. 

Found some of his political tweets and it's amazing that he is not mincing any words as he pushes his support for GMB. Is GEJ really weak? Read more of his tweets after the cut...........

SadNews: Wilfred Agbonavbare, former Nigerian goalkeeper is dead.

 
Few days ago I published a post here where a close friend of Wilfred was soliciting for help from government and other well wishers to help save the life of ex-Nigeria Super Eagles goal keeper. But fresh news reaching me this morning is that he is dead. A very sad story indeed.

Wilfred Agbonavbare reportedly lost his life in a battle with cancer. The ex-Rayo Vallecano goalkeeper who had been receiving treatment at a Spanish hospital was said to have died yesterday January 26th.

Agbonavbare, in his life time was a member of Nigeria’s U-21 Mexico 1983 Flying Eagles, he lost his wife three years ago to breast cancer. 

May his soul rest in perfect peace, Amen.

7 Governor candidates disqualified and unopposed Reps candidate declared winner - INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidate for Ado/Opoku/Ogbadibo Federal Constituency in Benue State, Christian Adabah Abah, as winner of the February 14, 2015 general elections.

According to Vanguard news INEC also disqualified seven governorship candidates from various parties from participating in the February 28 governorship election for failing to nominate their running mates.

Explaining reasons for declaring Abah winner for the election that was yet to hold, INEC said it was because he (Abah) is the sole candidate seeking election into the House of Representative election.

These were contained in INEC’s daily bulletin on the election yesterday, saying that the common offence of the governorship candidates was their inability to nominate their running mates. Read more HERE

Peter and Lola Okoye weds in the court.

P-Square's Peter and Paul Okoye does not only sing together, they do virtually everything else together, it seems. Well of course there are a few other things they can't do together. 

Peter and Lola Okoye shared photos from their court marriage which took place few days after Paul Okoye's. It actually happened same week at the Ikoyi registry. Seems they are planning to do a square wedding in 2015 and it's a lovely event to look forward to. 

A huge congrats to them.

Legal practitioner sues APC Presidential candidate, Buhari over certificate issue


Buhari's certificate seems to be one issue the opponent is dragging longer than necessary. The latest update from that is, some set of legal practitioners sued him on that. Read the details I found below:
 
A legal practitioner, Mr. Chukwunweike Okafor, on Monday, approached the Federal High Court in Abuja with an application seeking a declaration that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), lacked the educational qualification to stand for the February 14 presidential election.

I love my wifey - Segun Arinze praise wife in a lovely birthday message.

"My beautiful Angel, My heartbeat, My Soul mate, Mother of our lovely 3 kids. I salute you. I celebrate you. You are such a lovely wife, mom, Sister and Confidante. As you Celebrate yet another year, May God bless you. Promote and increase you. The kids and I appreciate you. I love you wifey." Segun 

Great words to hear from your husband. Happy birthday to her.

Source: LIB

Monday, 26 January 2015

Nigeria in desperate times: What should we the citizens do?- Bobby Udoh



Hello great viewer. Not doing much blogging this week but will be showing up from time to time to make a post. Work is on-going to be more consistent and effective in keeping you informed, entertained and inspired. 

Meanwhile, I found this article written by Bobby Udoh a renowned Nation-Builder very helpful at this critical time in our Nation. Nigeria is at a verge where all Nigerians must work for her survival, and I am a strong believer in being the change I want to see. Putting the 2nd part of my write up "15 Ways to be the change you want to see in Nigeria" together, and it will soon be published on this blog. Bobby shares my thought on some of the points I shared in the article. Below lets read from Bobby and don't forget to be the change you want to see.

For several years now, I have written numerous articles seeking to stir up a critical mass of citizens to get involved in nation-building. Those were in the days we were selling a barrel of crude oil, our main source of income, for over $100 (an oil boom). Well, crude oil prices are falling and as such, we as a nation are facing desperate times. Continue

Paul and Peter Okoye's lovely family getaway photos.

PSquare's Paul and Peter Okoye took their  family on a fun family getaway and shared some pics on  their instagram. See more pics after the cut...

#HappeningNow - Michika in Adamawa State under attack by Boko Haram

   Boko Haram members are currently attacking Michika in Michika local government area of Adamawa state. According to eye-witnesses, the sect members arrived at about 2 this afternoon and immediately started killing people and burning down houses.


Heavily pregnant Omawunmi sets traditional wedding date.


 
Omawunmi who recently got married to her fiancĂ© and baby daddy, Tosin Yusuf at Ikoyi Registry, Lagos on the 16th of January, 2015 is set to wed him traditionally in April. Omawunmi and Yusuf will have their engagement ceremony at Omawunmi’s home town in Delta, on the 18th of April, 2015. 

We won't go to North-East Nigeria, the EU Election Observatopm Team says.

 
Due to high insecurity situation engineered by Boko Haram evasion in the North - Eastern States of Nigeria, the Head of the European Election Observation Mission to Nigeria, Santiago Ayxela, said The EU team will not be monitoring the forthcoming elections in the north eastern part of the country.

According to the Nation, He told journalists in Abuja after a closed- door meeting with the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari , that they will deploy people close to the area and also rely on their contacts in the area for better information.

He said that the team which was constituted to observe the elections in Nigeria was put in place in November 2014 and will be active until April. Continue

My business is a vehicle to change lives - Tara Fela Durotoye says in new interview with CNN

 Tara Fela Durotoye is a household name in the cosmetics industry in Nigeria. She is the amiable CEO of House of Tara International. In a new interview on (CNN), she talked about her life, business, challenges, inspiration and aspiration. Making a difference to young lives is all part of her mission, she said. She also said her business is a tool for changing lives. Read her very inspiring words below:

"There are certain things telling you that you cannot make it; that you will not make it; that Nigeria is not a place where people make it," says Fela-Durotoye. "I beg to differ." There are no limitations to success or making it. Continue

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