Thursday, 18 December 2014

Graphic video: Boko Haram executes young men who refused to join them

According to the site, the video was filmed sometime in November in Northern Nigeria. The militants pick the men up one after the other, shoot them on the head at close range and toss their body in a river under a bridge.Watch the Video here

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Why I chose Osinbajo as running mate – Buhari

APC Presidential flag-bearer, Gen Muhammadu Buhari stated reasons why he chose Prof Yemi Osibajo as his running mate for next year's general election. Below is what he said;
    "To assist me in this great task of securing Nigeria’s future, I have chosen a man of unimpeachable integrity, an excellent professional, a man of faith, a devoted family man and a role model to our fellow countrymen and women. He is a professor of law and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. An alumnus of the University of Lagos and the London School of Economics, he is a prodigious author who has to his credit several books on civil procedure in Nigerian superior courts.

Rotimi Amaechi announced as APC's Presidential campaign coordinator

    The All Progressives Congress, APC, has named Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State as the Director-General of the APC Presidential Campaign Organization, which will drive the party’s efforts to win the 2015 presidential election.In a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said the announcement followed the hugely successful convention at which its presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, was democratically elected, and the follow-up successful choice of his running mate, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

Photo of the day: Buhari and Obasanjo as young soldiers


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Why I withdrew as Buhari's Running Mate-Tinubu

In a statement released today, he explains that he was given the post but humbly declined ..Read

     I am a Nigerian who loves his country and am hopeful about what it can become. I have seen and conducted myself as a patriot long before I thought of myself as a politician. I shall always walk this line and no other.
    After all the political calculations are made and the dust of competition has settled, it must be this nation and its people who stand first and foremost. The question becomes whether we stand strong, able to shape ourselves into our best future or will we stand frail and trembling, burdened by the abject failure to surmount the multiple problems confronting us

Musiliu Obanikoro vs Jimi Agbaje in Court

President Jonathan condoles with Pakistan,condemsn terrorist attack on Peshawar

On behalf of the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan extends heartfelt condolences to the Government and People of Pakistan on the loss of over 140 lives in yesterday’s terrorist attack on Peshawar.
President Jonathan assures Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the people of Pakistan that Nigeria stands in full solidarity with them as they mourn the victims of yesterday’s heinous attack and strive to give succour to the injured and the bereaved.

Photo of General Buhari & his running mate, Prof. Yemi Osibajo

APC's media aide shared this photo of Buhari with his running mate, Redeemed pastor Prof. Yemi Osibajo, on twitter.

Boko Haram Vows to attack Emir of Kano

Apart from changing to a dinner suit, nothing else has changed about Buhari - PDP

    2015: PDP Welcomes General Buhari To The Race, Insists Jonathan Is The Best
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has welcomed the emergence of former Military Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari as the Presidential flagbearer of Bola Tinubu's All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 general elections.
    This will be the fourth time General Buhari will be contesting in the presidential elections. On each of the three previous occasions, he failed to articulate a vision of the future that was acceptable to Nigerians. On each occasion his brand of politics was rejected across Nigeria. Apart from changing to a dinner suit, Buhari, has not changed the tired ideas and provocative utterances that Nigerians rejected in previous elections.
 We hope that this time round, General Buhari will conduct a campaign  that is issue based and devoid of ethno-religious sentiments.

Minister of Finance 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.
The presentation which was very brief and devoid of speeches, was done separately before the Senate and the House of Representatives. There was no joint sitting of the two chambers which has been the tradition for budget presentations.
Other Ministers as well as the‎ Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Dr. Bright Okogu were present at the budget ceremony.

RCCG celebrates as one of their pastors is named APC presidential running mate

The Redeemed Christian Church of God took to its twitter handle moments ago to celebrate the emergence of Prof Yemi Osibajo, an associate pastor of the Church, as the presidential running mate of the APC.

We old people create problems for innocent young Nigerians - GEJ says

 While speaking at the launch of the Youth Employment in Agriculture Programme and the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday, President Jonathan said that while young Nigerians are venturing into music, acting and other activities that bring glory to Nigeria, the older generation are in politics insulting, abusing themselves and causing problems for young Nigerians.
    "For the Nigerian young men and women, those who we have seen today and the ones outside there, we appreciate and commend you because anything that you are involved, you bring glory to this country. Anything that the old people like us are involved in, it is always problems. Young people are involved in sports, soccer, athletics and so on, and within the period that I have been here as Vice President and President, they have always been bringing glory to us."

APC announces Prof. Yemi Osibajo as Gen. Buhari's running mate

APC Presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has chosen erudite scholar, former Attorney General of Lagos state, and Pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Prof. Yemi Osibajo as his running mate for next year's general election.Professor Yemi Osinbajo is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN and Senior Partner in the Law firm of Simmons Cooper Partners. Yemi Osibanjo is a professor of law and was the head of department of Public Law at the University of Lagos (1997-1999).
His tertiary education was at the University of Lagos and the London School of Economics and Political Science obtaining the LLB and LLM degrees respectively.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

President Jonathan congratulates Gen. Buhari on his 72nd birthday

     President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has written to congratulate General Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of his 72nd birthday anniversary which comes up tomorrow, Wednesday, December 17, 2014.
     In a congratulatory letter addressed to the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in next year’s presidential election, President Jonathan prayed that God Almighty should grant him many more years of good health and personal fulfillment. “As you mark your 72nd birthday anniversary, I write, on behalf of my family, the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to extend warm felicitations to you.

Photos: President Jonathan wears D'banj's Beat by Dre headset

 President Jonathan pictured above rocking D'banj's Beats By Dre customized headset at the launch of the Youth Employment In Agricultural Programme #YEAP that held in Abuja today.More pics after the cut.

Football star Thierry Henry quits professional soccer

 French soccer star Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from professional football after 20 years of playing for top clubs like Barcelona, Arsenal & France. He announced this on his Facebook page and said he will be returning to London to join Sky Sports as a football expert and ambassador.
    “After 20 years in the game I have decided to retire from professional football.

Rights group drags Buhari to ICC over alleged crimes

A Nigerian human rights group, the Northern Coalition for Democracy and Justice (NCDJ), on Monday, asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to bring charges against Muhammadu Buhari, for post-election violence in 2011.The group said in a statement that Buhari should face justice over the violence, which claimed 800 people’s lives and destroyed many churches and schools.
The ICC has been looking into possible war crimes in Nigeria since 2010.The NCDJ alleged that the violence included  murder, torture and rape systematically directed at perceived non-supporters of Buhari.

Taliban Storm Military School, Kills 80 Students, Soldiers

Twenty students and one soldier this morning were killed in a Taliban attack on a military school in northwest Pakistan. The attack started early hours of this morning when Taliban gunmen stormed the military school and started shooting at random, killing over 80 people and a soldier before army commandos arrived the scene to battle them.
Out of the students who were killed are said to be children, while their teachers were not spared either.
Just minutes after the operation, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was retaliation for the army's continuing operation against militants in the North Waziristan tribal area close to Peshawar.

Monday, 15 December 2014

"Chibok girls will never return intact" - Obasanjo says

“We will never be able to get those girls together again. And the stories of those girls will go on for the next 30 years. Some of them will come out when they are adults or sent back when they are impregnated by their captors. If anybody is thinking of getting those girls intact, he must be daydreaming.” He told Radio France International in an interview

'President Jonathan is like Jesus Christ' - Doyin Okupe

In an interview on Channels TV programme Sunrise Daily this morning Dec. 15th, Presidential aide Dr Doyin Okupe likened President Jonathan to Jesus Christ. He made the remark while commenting on the state of the Nation.   "People do not understand the burden this president is bearing. He’s like Jesus Christ. He’s bearing the burden of everybody” Okupe said 

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