There are indications that the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will soon clash over Buhari’s preference of Governor Babatunde Fashola as ministerial nominee for Lagos State.
APC leaders are said to be discreetly penciling down some names for ministerial appointment ahead of the May 29 hand-over date.
Nigerian Pilot Saturday gathered from a member of the APC in Abuja that, close associates of Buhari from the North, are rooting for the outgoing Lagos State governor because of his sterling performance in the last eight years.
However, our source said they (Buhari’s close associates) are aware that Bola Tinubu is plotting to give final say on who makes the ministerial list for the entire South West, South East and South South zones and Governor Fashola is not likely going to make Tinubu’s list.


Dunukofia Communities Celebrate Historic APGA Victory, Vow to Maintain the Feat

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All the communities in Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State came together on Sunday to celebrate amidst dance and merriment the historic victory recorded by the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA in the just concluded Anambra State House of Assembly election.
It was a great moment as men and women, young and old, anxious family, friends and well-wishers could not contain their excitement.

Abia Guber Election: Obiano Rallies Support for Alex Otti

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The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has called on the people of Abia State to choose the surest path to accelerated development and all-round renewal of their state by voting for Dr. Alex Otti in the gubernatorial election that is rescheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2015 in select parts of the state.
Speaking at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, Wednesday, Governor Obiano observed that the rescheduled election has given Ndi Abia the chance to get their calculations right this time, pointing out that if truly the people were desirous of experiencing real progress in the next four years, they would have no difficulties voting for Dr. Alex Otti who is standing election on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
According to him, the decision of who to choose between Dr. Otti and other candidates contesting with him is like a choice between light and darkness; because Dr. Otti is apparently the best man for the job.

Obiano Dumps Jonathan For Buhari, Moves For Government of National Unity

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The executive governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, Friday, made a passionate appeal to the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari to set up a government in which every component of Nigeria would have a sense of belonging.
Addressing the press immediately after paying a courtesy call on the President-elect in his residence Abuja , Governor Obiano explained that his visit to General Buhari was to congratulate him for emerging victorious in the April 28, 2015 Presidential Election and to pledge the support of Ndi Anambra and their Igbo brothers to the in-coming president.
Giving his assurances and the assurances of Ndigbo to the President-elect, Governor Obiano appealed to General Buhari to cast his net beyond the All Progressive Congress (APC) in his search for competent Nigerians that would help him entrench the change that he has come to establish in the country.
According to him the change envisaged from the in-coming president and his party would be better established if competent Nigerians who are capable of contributing to the change desired by the country are appointed without prejudice to party affiliations.
Said he; “I suspect that Mr. President elect is not going to appoint his party members only, because everybody will support him. Therefore, I am pleading that he will appoint people from other parties so that we can all embrace the   change.”


Enjoy 3 days of shopping at the Kaymu Pop-Up Store from Friday 24th April to Sunday 26th April 2015 at E-center, 11, Commercial Avenue Sabo Yaba Lagos between 12pm and 6pm daily.
You get the chance to shop at a bargain on the set of Kaymu’s new and exciting TV commercial! What’s more you get to take cool pictures with our fun props and share with friends!
There are so many categories to shop from!
Make it a date with us this weekend for a shopping experience you’d never forget.


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 The Chinese company the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) visited the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari and presented a prototype of high speed rail project.
This meeting can be a sign that Buhari’s government may be looking to develop a high-speed rail system across Nigeria.
The Chinese delegation defined the president-elect on how the project would work.
Buhari was also shown literature about the project. ...Along with the Chinese delegation was the All Progressives Congress chairman Chief John Oyegun.



Leading online shopping community has released its first ever series of television commercials on Monday April 20th 2015. 

The 30 second commercials which are currently airing on all major TV stations in Nigeria, tell the exciting stories of entrepreneurs who sell on Kaymu. The TV ads highlight the ease of being an entrepreneur on Kaymu and the joy each successful sale brings to both buyers and sellers.

Obiano Commissions Drug Quality Control Laboratory Centre

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has said under his administration, the state will house the best general hospitals in sub-saharan Africa .
The Governor who recalled that the immediate past administration paid more attention to the mission hospitals noting that such attention was to the detriment of government-owned health facilities in the state as he observed that the general hospitals he inherited from his predecessor were nothing to write home about .
Governor Obiano who performed the official commissioning of the State Drug Information Centre as well as the Drug Quality Control Laboratory at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu's University Teaching Hospital Amaku Awka , explained that his administration would pay priority attention to the health sector . He said he would embark on 3-pronged approach to realise the aforementioned objective .

Anambra State Govt To Employ 1000 Physically-challenged Persons ...As 200 Physically Challenged Persons Smile Home With Mrs. Obiano’s Free Prosthetic Limbs

In furtherance of her commitment to uplifting the
status of the physically challenged persons and
giving them a sense of belonging in the society, the wife of the governor of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano
today in Awka, Anambra State distributed more Prosthetic limbs to 200 physically-challenged persons who went home happy, saying it was a way to do good to the needful and add value to lives of God’s creations.
The fitting of limbs held at the Women Development Centre Awka was part of the second phase programme organized by the Caring Enhancement Initiative (CAFÉ), the NGO promoted by the wife of  the Governor of Anambra State. During the First Phase held in December 2014, about 300 physically challenged persons were provided with the artificial limbs free of charge thus bringing the total to 500 beneficiaries.

Bishop Ezeokafor Condemns Xenophobic Attacks

The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor has called on African leaders to intervene in the xenophobic attacks on non-indigenes in south Africa.
Bishop Ezeokafor who stated this while addressing newsmen at St Patrick's Catholic Cathedral, Awka urged Nigerian government to take special interest in the unfortunate  development in making sure that Nigerians are protected in midst of the racial impasse.
The Catholic Prelate, condemned in strong terms the racial attacks even as he called for caution in the interest of Africa Continent

My Passion For Alleviating Sufferings of Down-trodden Know No Bounds- Mrs Obiano

Wife of the Anambra State Governor Chief Mrs.Ebelechukwu Obiano has once again restated her commitment to empowering the down -trodden in Anambra State as panacea to helping them contribute to the overall development of the state .
Mrs.Obiano who stated this at the Women Development Centre Awka on the occasion of the second phase of distribution of prosthetic limbs, explained that her passion to alleviating the sufferings of the poor and the needy in society knew no bounds .
She said it was of paramount importance to remember those who had one physical deformity or the other especially when they are financially incapacitated to attend to such problems ; which according to her was the remote reason why she gave out the prosthetic limbs to the beneficiaries to enable them develop economically as well as contribute their quota to the development of the state .
She said the first phase of the exercise was held in December last year where in about 300 people benefitted . Obiano's wife therefore explained that God sent her and her husband to planet earth to do good and be benevolent to people stressing that they have been engaged in charity work for more than 25 years now helping the poor and the needy in the society .

Don’t Be A Judge In Your Own Case

Ndigbo Unity Forum,a socio-political Igbo group has warned the national chairman of the All Progressives, Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh to desist from further attack on the Senator-elect for Anambra central senatorial zone, Mrs. Uche Ekwunife as that could be termed contempt of court.

The group through their National President, Chief Augustine Chukwudum urged Umeh to stop further attack on the Senator-elect on the ground that since he had approached the court to challenge the out come of the 28thMarch National Assembly election in Anambra state, he can no longer be a judge in his own case.

#NoToXenophobia: We are all Africans as Durban is ready for Indaba 2015

As Chief Executive Officer of South African Tourism, I want to state that I categorically condemn the appalling xenophobic attacks taking place in the various locations in our country.
It is with embarrassment and shame that I come before the world and especially my fellow Africans to apologise for these senseless attacks. I hold in contempt the loathing and subsequent attacks suffered by our brothers and sisters from the continent.
The majority of us South Africans, perceive and carry ourselves as Africans and believe what we have witnessed in some parts of our country goes against the grain of who we are as a people, our constitution, and the principles of Ubuntu that we so dearly adhere to.

Peter Obi, Val Obienyem and N75bn

Friends of Val Obienyem should be worried about the current state of his mind. The young man sounds like someone whose colossal inheritance of loss has weighed down and the power of coordination has deserted him. The tragedy is that Val is not the only one whose career has come to the end of the road all of a sudden. The worry therefore lies in the way the young man has taken his loss so far. Since his dream of vending his voodoo media skills for the botched second term of President Jonathan disappeared into thin air, Val Obienyem has taken the high road of infamy to give Peter Obi one more reason to retain his services.

Joe Martins Uzodike – The Traitor who wants to Have his Cake and eat it. (Sponsored)

A response to Obiano: The Face of Wickedness “If you were in my shoes what else would you do but to accept your sack and move on. I have accepted my fate and I have equally moved on. However, I still expect that one day my brother and friend, Governor Willie Obiano will appreciate my efforts in enthroning him and extend to me and all that worked for him the ‘dividends of democracy” … Joe Martins Uzodike
The above quote taken from the last paragraph of Joe Martins Uzodike’s 12-page drivel against Governor Willie Obiano aptly sums up the actual motive behind his attack. It also effectively places a heavy moral burden on his shoulders. Uzodike, immediate past Commissioner for Information Culture and Tourism in Anambra State is deeply pained at losing the position of privilege and influence he had occupied for years. In the process, he cheekily breaks the code of silence of professional information managers and spins a bitter narrative in an open display of extreme unprofessionalism that lowers the esteem of the office he once occupied. Nevertheless, had Uzodike’s long epistle of hate been only about a sudden loss of privilege, it would have been easy to sympathize with him. Unfortunately, the long tendentious piece titled Obiano: The Face of Wickedness drips with bile, lies, malice and fecal jeremaid that if not refuted might be mistaken as a factual account by some segments of the audience.

N75bn Left by Peter Obi: Questions to Investigate

"I am very surprised that this issue is raging! For Christ sake, Anambra state accounts were published when Peter Obi handed over and nearly ALL the 75b were invested in shares and stocks! All the companies where investments were made were listed for all to see. 
"If Peter said he left 75b, he couldn't have said CASH or he'll be shooting himself in the leg. Obiano came in and saw peanuts left with the banks. That's why he conducted an audit of State income and found out that Peter had left him absolutely nothing to work with. He froze all Govt accounts and didn't pay his executives for about 2 months while he sorted out the finances. 


Governor Obiano rallies support for Alex Otti

The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has called on the people of Abia State to choose the surest path
to accelerated development and all-round renewal of their state by voting for Dr. Alex Otti in the gubernatorial election that is rescheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2015 in select parts of the state.
Speaking at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, Wednesday, Governor Obiano observed that the rescheduled election has given Ndi Abia the chance to get their calculations right this time, pointing out that if truly the people were desirous of experiencing real progress in the next four years, they would have no difficulties voting for Dr. Alex Otti who is standing election on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
According to him, the decision of who to choose between Dr. Otti and other candidates contesting with him is like a choice between light and darkness; because Dr. Otti is apparently the best man for the job.
“As a retired banker, I know what it takes to attain the height that Alex Otti attained as a former Managing Director of one of Nigeria’s leading banks. That achievement is possibly the best preparation for the arduous task of running the affairs of a state. I want to assure Abia people that their future is more assured if they give Alex Otti the chance to lead them as their governor. I have no doubt that Otti will transform Abia in a matter of years,” Governor Obiano assured.


FOR his act of statesmanship in conceding defeat in the March 28 presidential election, President Goodluck Jonathan, has earned the respect of Nigerians and the international community, President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana, has observed.
The Ghanaian leader was at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday, where he told State House correspondents after a private meeting with President Jonathan that he was in the country to congratulate him on the successful conduct of the general election.
He said: “I also took the opportunity to commend him for the statesmanship that was displayed after the election. We all knew that he congratulated president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari after the election and he conceded.
“I feel that was a very, very great sign of maturity and has earned the respect of all Nigerians and the international community for all what he did.”
Mahama reiterated that he was in the country in his capacity as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), as a follow up of his pre-election visit, during which he showed the sub-region’s solidarity with Nigerians.


The National Executive Committee, NEC of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is meeting today to resolve the issues outstanding from the zoning of principal office positions in the party as recommended by the National Working Committee, NWC of the party last week.
The deliberation of the party’s highest decision making body is expected to quell rising anxiety within the party over the allocation of party positions that has seen zonal leaders position their interests against those of other zones.
The party NWC had reportedly zoned the position of Senate President to the North-Central a development that has seen two of the major gladiators from the zone, Senators Bukola Saraki and George Akume turning into the front leaders for the contest.
The zoning of the speaker and Deputy Senate President, according to sources is expected to be resolved today or possibly tomorrow by the party hierarchy.



Tam David-West’s fame as Professor of Virology at the University tends to obscure his involvement in politics where his services as Commissioner for Education (Rivers State), Minister of Petroleum, and Minister of Mines, Power and Steel, all under military regimes, are well known. He is one of those tipped for cabinet membership in the in-coming government.
It could be on the authority of these pedigrees that he affirmed that Maj-Gen Muhammadu Buhari would reduce the price of fuel to N40 per litre. He did not say what the price of kerosene, a product majority of Nigerian urban dwellers use, as cooking fuel, would be. It is equally doubtful that he spoke on the authority of the President-elect, General Buhari. Did he speak, leaning on his understanding of the economics of oil and gas or as a counterpoise to government’s reduction of the price of fuel to N87 per litre, which some saw as a campaign gimmick?
Whatever informed the position, those who know that David-West, 78, was Buhari’s Minister of Petroleum, 31 years ago, may consider his proposed price of fuel to have some substance or was it David-West’s way of protecting his principal, in case the price of fuel became an election issue? How did he arrive at his figure?


Sokoto state governor, Aliyu Wammako, has stated that the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, is not fit to occupy the position that he holds but should at best be made a divisional police officer, DPO.
Wammako said this at the 12th edition of The Sun Awards held at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos, western Nigeria, after being honoured as the 2014 Man of The Year.
According to the governor, given Abba’s actions and double standard in carrying out his duties ahead of this year’s elections, the police chief is not qualified to manage such a sensitive office.
Wammako accused the IGP of being a threat to the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming general elections, having allegedly violated the recent non-violence accord signed in Abuja by the leading political parties in the country and their candidates.


As global commendation continue to pour for President Goodluck Jonathan over his role in recent peaceful elections in Nigeria, U.S. Vice President, Joe Bidden called on Monday to commend for his leadership.
Mr. Bidden, who spoke with President Jonathan, urged him to “remain engaged and play a leadership role in global issues” as his presidency is gradually winding to an end in a month’s time.
A statement from the U.S Embassy in Abuja also congratulated the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory.


Solomon Arase, the new Acting Inspector General of Police, was, until his appointment, the Head of the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department,
The apex intelligence gathering arm of the Nigerian police, the Force CID is the only arm of the police that provides Intelligence on Crime and National Security.
Mr. Arase, 59, was born on June 21, 1956. He hails from Oredo Local Government Area of Edo state.
He enlisted into the Nigerian Police on December 1, 1981 after graduating from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in 1980, with a degree in Political Science.
A lawyer, Mr. Arase also has a Bachelor of Law degree and Masters of Law from the University of Benin and University of Lagos respectively.
He attended the Nigerian Law school and was called to the bar in 2000.
He also has a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Ibadan.
Mr. Arase has served in various commands and formations of the Nigerian police, including being the Commissioner of Police for Akwa Ibom State.


IN the wake of ongoing protests by Nigerians against the wave of Xenophobic attacks, South African company, Shoprite, has commended the comportment of Nigerians thus far, assuring that relevant pressure was being put on the South African government to arrest the trend.
Speaking with the Nigerian Tribune, on Tuesday, a cross section of Shoprite officials praised the lawful protests embarked upon by Nigerians and derided the attacks, describing it as an ill wind that blew no one any good with its unpalatable multiplier effect.
While expressing hope that the attacks will fizzle out soon, the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, noted that the Shoprite management had initiated meetings with the South African government on the need to quell the violence as soon as possible. The officials wondered the basis for such killings, regarding any reason as unjustifiable.
When asked to respond to threats on social media to boycott South African companies, they remarked that it was yet to observe the development begin to take its toll on business.
In the same vein, South African President, Jacob Zuma addressing the National Assembly in Kwazulu-Natal on the violence attacks directed at foreign nationals, at the weekend, said the police had been directed to work round the clock to protect both foreign nationals and citizens, arrest looters and those committing acts of violence.

Apprehension High Over Brothel Cited Near Popular King Palace, In Anambra

Stories surrounding citing a brothel meters away from  the palace of a popular traditional rulers of Amaokpala  leave many questions unanswered.
Residents of the community in Orumba North LGA of the state have called on the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano and the state commissioner of police , to wade into the unceremoniously citing brothel close to the palace of His Royal Highness Igwe C.O Okeke who is percieved as a respected traditional ruler that commands greater influence in the community.
He sees the location of the hotel, which shares a perimeter fence with his palace, as desecration of the community’s traditional institution and an affront to his person.
Igwe Okeke alleged that the owner of the hotel deceived him by telling him the building was meant for students’ hostel only for him to use it as a brothel.
He said: “How proper is it for the palace of a traditional ruler to be surrounded at all times and invaded by sights and acts of crime and immorality, acts that are incompatible with our traditional ethos.


The Presidency has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to allow President Goodluck Jonathan to bow out peacefully and constitutionally on May 29.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe said in a statement yesterday that the fact that Jonathan lost the 2015 presidential election was not a crime.
Okupe alleged in his Facebook post yesterday that the APC agents, all over the place, were unrelenting in their tirades of abuses, insults and lies against Jonathan, his aides and supporters.
“How many lies, deliberate falsehood and evil propaganda, outright curses and attacks must we suffer just because we lost an election in which we were never disgraced?” he asked.
Okupe warned that those talking to Jonathan “disparagingly” should respect the sentiments of the 12 million Nigerians who voted for him.
He said though the Presidency had its reservations about the results of the presidential election, “but we will pass on that for now.
“We are all Nigerians and having lost does not make us less. We should be allowed to bow out peacefully and constitutionally on the 29th of May,” he said.
The presidential aide said he had no regrets for any statements he made on the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, before the election.


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