Below is the text of address by APC presidential candidate Gen. Buhari at an Interactive Session with the Nigerian Press Organisation, NPO in Abuja today Tuesday 17th March... Thank you for honoring me with your presence here today. Thank you for heeding my invitation to this special meeting with key stakeholders in the Nigerian media. Our country is on the verge of something new. The tide has turned and the world can sense the wave of change that is about to flood this nation. In less than two weeks, the Nigerian electorate will head to the polls to make their voices heard.
Through the ballot, without a single shot fired, a change revolution will likely take place. There are two specific reasons why I have invited you here today.
The first is to use the opportunity to say a special thank you to the Nigerian media for the role you have played in advancing our country’s democracy thus far, and especially for being a platform through which Nigerians’ cry for CHANGE was articulated all arou…
So this evening Karrueche Tran posted this sexy photo showing her butt in a bikini on her instagram page and her ex boyfriend Chris Brown came on her page to comment, indirectly shading and ridiculing Karrueche.
But what he wrote wasn't that bad really. He said something to the effect that Karrueche shouldn't turn to a thot (opo) because she was mad at him. But then he described the picture as 'thirst trap 101'. Well, Karrueche's fans clapped back at Chris and really thrashed him. There are almost 5,000 comments on the page, just screen-grabbed a few. See that and what Chris Brown wrote below
The Bolivian football team has called off its international friendly match with Nigeria which was due to take place at the new Akwa Ibom International stadium in Uyo on March 26th. At a press conference in Santa Cruz today, the president of the Bolivian Football Federation, Carlos Chavez said armed conflicts in Nigeria as well as political tension forced them to cancel the match "The armed conflict in Nigeria and the tense political situation forced the cancellation of the game" Chavez said
Interesting letter to single women from a concerned wife. Read below and tell us what you think Dear Single Ladies, Na wa. Yes, na wa. Not because I am ignorant of appropriate ways to begin a letter but because no other beginning could be more expressively appropriate for you. "Na wa" because it is a common expression of bewilderment like when we hear Sister Lucy is called Candy outside church. "Na wa" because it is fitting for disgust like when we see Sisi Kemi is becoming a grandmother - scratch that, mother - as she is pregnant for Baba Ade. "Na wa" because we are fatigued by speechlessness seeing that when we say the Lord's prayer for our husbands, we should replace "temptations" with "evil single ladies". Hence, on these counts and more, I greet you "na wa". I have tried to make sense of your thing with our husbands. Though it is common knowledge that people cheat (it obviously transcends gender), you don't find i…
Swiss officials say they are returning to Nigeria some $380 million linked to the country's former dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha. Geneva prosecutors said Tuesday they ordered the money seized in Luxembourg starting in 2006. It was transferred to Switzerland and officially confiscated last year following an agreement between Nigeria and the Abacha family under which the Nigerian government dropped its case against the late dictator's son, Abba Abacha. The money, confiscated on the basis that the Abacha family was a criminal organization, will now be returned to Nigeria under World Bank supervision. Geneva prosecutors closed their own case, opened in 1999, in which Abba Abacha was the last person still under investigation. Switzerland has previously returned to Nigeria more than $700 million that Sani Abacha stashed in Swiss accounts.
The political machinery of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar under the umbrella body, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku (AAA) and People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) in six states in the south-west Nigeria has declared their unwavering support for President Goodluck Jonathan in the forthcoming presidential election. Addressing reporters on Tuesday at a media briefing in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, in south-west Nigeria, the leader of the group, Bode Ajewole, said their support was based on the readiness of President Jonathan to implement the recommendations of the 2014 national conference, as being demanded by the south-west region. Supporters of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, the AAA/PDM collectives, in the six states in south-west Nigeria – Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo – converging at the Multipurpose Auditorium of the Ondo State Cultural Centre, Akure for a media briefing to declare support for President Jonathan’s re-election. Decision To Join PDP Ajewole further direct…
Aishat Noble Mustapha, a staff of Silverbird was stabbed to death near her home on Saturday March 14th. She had driven home from work round 8pm when her killer struck. She was stabbed multiple times.
According to a report by Silverbird TV, the police have confirmed the arrest of a suspect after getting useful statements from neighbours. The suspect is someone known to her. Watch the STV report on her death below
President Barack Obama traced the origins of Islamic State militants back to the presidency of George W. Bush and the invasion of Iraq back in 2003, arguing that its growth was an “unintended consequence” of the war. In an interview withVice News, President Obama said the rise of Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS/ISIL) can be directly linked to America’s excursion into Iraq under Bush. “Two things: One is, ISIL is a direct outgrowth of Al-Qaeda in Iraq that grew out of our invasion,” Obama said in an interview with VICE News. “Which is an example of unintended consequences. Which is why we should generally aim before we shoot.” Obama stated that he is “confident” a coalition consisting of 60 nations “will slowly push back ISIL out of Iraq,” but added that the challenge of stopping extremism won’t stop unless there is a political solution to the internal strife affecting so many countries in the Middle East. “What I’m worried about” he said, “is even if ISIL is defeated, the underlying…
Former Speaker of the House of Representative under President Obasanjo's government, Ghali Na'abba has decamped officially from PDP to APC. He officially resigned from PDP on March 15th.
Mr Na'ab arrived the APC National secretariat in Abuja this morning and was received by members of the party's National Working committee.
The former speaker said he defected from the PDP after the party refused to change its undemocratic ways.
He says he is in the APC to help grow the momentum of change the party clamors for. "The momentum everywhere now is with the APC and that is why I decided to join the APC in order to help grow the momentum" he said
The Nigerian government has announced a reduction in electricity tariffs by half. The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on Wednesday announced the immediate review of electricity tariffs by about 50 per cent. The Chairman of the Commission, Sam Amadi, who announced the review in Abuja, said the reduction, which takes effect from the end of March, followed the regulatory agency’s decision to remove collection losses from customer tariff under the multi-year tariff order. Mr. Amadi said following the approval of the multi-year tariff order, MYTO 2.1 in January 1, 2015, the Commission had received several complaints and petitions against the decision, which resulted in astronomical increases in tariff across the different consumer categories. He noted particularly the petition by industrial and commercial consumers under the auspices of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, which demanded a drastic reduction of their tariffs. The two categories of consumers had cited the negative…
A suspected child thief was Tuesday nabbed, stripped naked and clubbed to death in Owerri, Imo State capital.
The middled aged woman, who was identified simply as Chioma, was allegedly caught while trying to steal a baby boy at the Ogugba Park, in Owerri municipality.
Vanguard gathered that before the angry mob snuffed life out of the alleged child thief, she was made to confess her sins.
She allegedly confirmed had she was the only daughter of her parents and hailed from Obudi Agwa in Oguta local council area, but resided at Ogbaku in Mbaitoli local government area of the state.
A woman, who claimed to be an eye witness but simply identified herself as Nnenna, told Vanguard that “the lady carefully took the little boy from where his mother laid him”.
Continuing, Nnenna said that the now dead child thief wanted to hurriedly leave the scene after picking the boy but luck ran out on her as she was nabbed by people around the scene.
“The angry mob was not prepared to listen to those that…
Brown Ideye and Anthony Ujah have been recalled to the Nigerian men's national team, the Super Eagles, for two international friendly matches after recent snubs by the selectors. The two strikers were part of the Nigerian squad to the 2013 Fifa Confederations Cup in Brazil but were excluded from the team to the 2014 World Cup in which the Super Eagles were eliminated in the second round by France. Ideye last featured in an international for Nigeria in the 2-2 draw against Italy in November 2013 when he came on as substitute for Victor Moses. But his recent scoring form which has seen him net seven goals in all competitions for West Brom has earned him a recall. Ujah, on the other hand, has scored nine goals for FC Cologne in the Bundesliga and helped with two assists, and his present form has swayed the national selectors to call him after his last appearance against Tahiti at the Fifa Confederations Cup almost two years ago. Watford striker Odion Ighalo has also earned a call up after…
A fatal accident occurred this morning March 17th around 6:50am along General Hospital Road, Ikorodu. The disaster happened when a tanker carrying fuel lost control and ran into a popular cow market known as Odo-eran and burst into flames. One unidentified man was burnt to death while a few were seriously injured and have been taken to the hospital. See more pics from the incident below
President Goodluck Jonathan has summoned the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega to the presidential villa over the use of card readers for the March 28 and April 11 General election. The decision to summon Jega followed the discovery by the presidency that the plans to jam the card reading machines meant for the election would not work. Recall that the All Progressives Congress (APC), had Monday revealed that the PDP had hired an Israeli, Gyora Berger to do the dirty job of jamming the card readers. A statement Monday by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed said ”We can authoritatively inform Nigerians that the morbid fear of card readers by the Jonathan Administration and the PDP has now been translated into concrete action: They have hired an Israeli, Gyora Berger, to do the dirty job of jamming the card readers,” the party said in a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji L…
A flight headed from Washington, D.C., to Denver had to return to Dulles International Airport Monday after a passenger failed to comply with crew instructions.
Spokesman Luke Punzenberger said in a statement that Flight 1074 returned after takeoff Monday evening. He says local law enforcement met the aircraft at the gate and detained the passenger.
The news first broke on Reddit, where a user posted a photo of a man being subdued on the plane. According to the account of that user, whose father was apparently aboard the plane, the man claimed he had "bombs" and ran towards the cockpit, but several passengers tackled him before he got there.
One of the plane's pilots told a similar story to air traffic controllers, ABC reports. "He ran forward towards the cockpit and he is being restrained by passengers," the pilot is quoted as saying.
A video apparently showing the passenger being subdued has been posted to YouTube. In the video, he's heard repeatedly sayin…
A report on Monday indicated that President Goodluck Jonathan may reshuffle his cabinet any time soon, a development that may consume some powerful Ministers. According to Blueprint, Jonathan is likely to use the occasion of the swearing-in of new ministers recently cleared by the Senate, on his return to Abuja, to drop the bombshell. Among cabinet members reportedly marked for replacement is the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke. Diezani was described as “more of a liability than an asset”. It was gathered that the strategy is part of Jonathan’s “three-prong approach” to win more support as the campaign pulls into the home stretch. The source said: “Two of the planks are already in full throttle; getting the anti-terror campaign to an irreversible point of victory and to throwing himself completely into the ground game. “The latter has seen the president return to the South-west battle ground repeatedly. The VP is also all over the North. “The moves have put Jonat…
President Jonathan reportedly paid an uannounced visit to former Vice President and APC Chieftain Atiku Abubakar at his home in Yola, Adamawa state on Friday March 13th. According to Sahara Reporters, among issues discussed was an alleged plan to make him, Atiku, head an interim government if Gen Buhari peradventure wins the Presidential election, a situation President Jonathan and some of his inner caucus members allegedly said they would never allow to happen.
Sahara Reporters also alleged that another issue discussed was for Atiku to rejoin the PDP. When media personality, Funmi Iyanda reached out to Atiku this morning, he confirmed GEJ visited him but denied they discussed him heading an interim government. See her tweets below