IMMIDIATE past governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu was yesterday booed and stoned at the venue of the handing over ceremony in Minna. Aliyu was at the Bako Kontagora Memorial Stadium for the transfer of power to his successor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello. The former governor, who arrived at about 10.15 am was booed by the crowd as he walked to the podium.
Shouts of ‘Barawo’, ‘thief’, ‘ole’, ‘change has come’, ‘your time has gone,” filled the air. Aliyu was not able to present his farewell speech as a result of the ensuing pandemonium. Even as he was seated at the pavilion, stones and sachet water were hauled at him. As a result of that, military men from 31 Artillery Brigade were drafted to the stadium in search of those behind the incidence.
It was gathered that former governor was earlier advised against attending the ceremony to forestall such occurrence. The new governor , Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello and his Deputy, Alhaji Mohammed Ketso were administered the oath of office and allegiance by the Chief Judge, Justice Lami Abubakar.
Immediately after the event tear-gas was shot into the air leading to stampede. The former governor was smuggled out of the stadium amidst tight security led by the state Commissioner of Police to avoid being mobbed by the crowd. The new Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello in his inaugural address titled,”Repositioning the State For Peace and Development,” said though he was taking over at a critical period, all would be done to put smiles on the faces of Nigerlites.


The President Muhammadu Buhari has directed all security agencies at all the border posts and airports not to bar anyone from travelling abroad unless otherwise directed by the courts.
In a three-paragraph statement issued by the Head of his media team, Garba Shehu, the President said officials of past administrations, including ministers, are entitled to their full rights and privileges under the constitution and must not be subjected to any undue harassment and intimidation at the airports or at other points of entry and exit.
"We have not banned anyone from travelling," said the President.
Reacting to some cases of "V.I.P stoppages" at the airports as reported to him on Saturday, Buhari directed all agencies under the government to run their affairs in full compliance with extant rules, regulations and the constitution of the country.


Former Governor of Adamawa State, Admiral Murtal Nyako(retd.), is returning to Nigeria today, Saturday.
Nyako, who is coming from London via Lufthansa Airline flight, is expected to land in Abuja this evening.
One of his political aides, who spoke with our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said Nyako decided to return to Nigeria following the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as the President.
Nyako fled the country following his controversial impeachment by the Adamawa State House of Assembly.
His impeachment, which he is still contesting in court, was said to have been as a result of his disagreement with former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The former naval chief had accused the then President of having hands in the Boko Haram menace ravaging the North-East.


Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, in an emotion-laden voice on Saturday, said he will remain forever grateful to ex-Governor of Bayelsa state, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, for the role he played in his life, just as he reaffirmed his pledge to dedicate his life to peace-building.
The former President who chronicled his adventure into politics, said but for Alamieyeseigha’s singular effort, his emergence as a politician, which eventually culminated in his becoming the President of the country for six years running, would not have been.
Speaking at a thanksgiving service at the St Peters Anglican Church, Yenagoa, as part of activities marking his return home after six years as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, organized by the Bayelsa state Government, Jonathan said, "Without Alameseigha, nobody would have known Jonathan today. I never thought I can even become a Commissioner."
He equally used the opportunity to thank those people who he said fasted and prayed for him silently for six years without him knowing them or them sending a text message to him that they were praying for him, saying their prayers were the ones answered by God the most.
"Just like all of us know, some people offer prayers and send you text messages that they are praying for you; they expect you to know that they are praying for you. There are people who don't even want you to know that they are praying for you. These are the prayers God listens to. I want to specially thank them."


Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmad Coomasie, a former Inspector General of Police, is also the Chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF).
In this interview, he narrates the story of the return of power to the North and the role his group, among others, played in stopping President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid, thereby sending him from the Presidential Villa back to his Bayelsa village, Otuoke.
Coomasie faults the sacking of the immediate past IGP, Suleiman Abba. He also speaks on how former President Olusegun Obasanjo imposed a ‘terminally ill’ Umaru Yar’Adua as president against advice.


President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned the latest terrorist attack on Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
In a statement by the head of his media team, Garba Shehu, the President warned that his administration won’t tolerate wanton and willful destruction of life by criminal elements that are bent on anarchy.
He said his administration meant business in its determination to tackle terrorism with all the resources available to his government.
Describing terrorists as cowardly murderers that target innocent people, Buhari explained that as the Commander-in-Chief, he has sworn to protect the security of Nigerians everywhere.
The President, while calling for increased vigilance by local communities, assured that his administration would give security close attention, and that his government was committed to boosting the morale of the armed forces by effectively funding them and attending to their welfare.
He condoled the families of the victims of the latest terrorist attack on Maiduguri and assured them that the worst days of the criminal elements will be over soon.

President Muhhamadu Buhari and Deputy Declare Assets

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have declared their assets to the Code of Conduct Bureau as required by the Constitution.
The head of Buhari’s media team, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Saturday, said the President and Vice President submitted their assets declaration forms separately on Thursday.
Shehu added that the CCB, through its Chairman, Sam Saba, on Friday acknowledged the receipt of the forms.
He said Buhari’s declarant identity was given as: President: 000001/2015.
Shehu however did not disclose the contents of the assets declaration forms.


Newly sworn-in Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, on Friday said his new administration would, among other policies, pursue amnesty for members of Boko Haram who are ready to de-radicalise. 
Mr. Shettima, who took an oath of office to serve for yet another four years alongside his deputy, Zannah Mustapha, said he would lobby the new federal government of President Muhammadu Buhari to consider granting amnesty to the militants. 
Messrs Shettima and Mustapha were sworn in by the state’s chief judge, Kashim Zannah, at the Ramat Square, amidst tight security mounted by soldiers and police officers. 
Mr. Shettima’s second inauguration, although low-key, was attended by guests from within and outside Nigeria.


President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday left some African leaders and other guests who were at the new Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa to celebrate his inauguration midway into the programme.
The guests had moved with him from the Eagles Square where he and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo had earlier taken their oaths of office to the Villa for a luncheon.
Buhari, however, left the venue midway into the programme while his guests were taking their lunch.
After waiting for a while for the President to return, organisers decided to invite Osinbajo to make remarks on behalf of Buhari.
The crest of the Commander-in-Chief was quickly removed from the podium to enable the vice-president make use of it.

Governor Obiano Appoints Comrade Chinedu Obidigwe As Commissioner For Political Matters

The Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano yesterday appointed Comrade Chinedu Obidigwe as the Commissioner for Political Matters
The appointment came as a shock to many lobbying for that exulted office  as Governor Obiano on Wednesday gave out appointment letter to Comrade Obidigwe who accepted the offer a day after.
Comrade Obidigwe was the immediate past Senior Special Adviser on Political Matters hence he replaced Chief Joe-Martins Uzodike who was relieved of his appointment before the 2015 Presidential elections.
Obidigwe’s rise started from his University days at the Ebonyi state University where he served as the state Chairman of  NANS comprising of five institutions in the state.
He joined APGA and became youth leader in Anambra East local government where he was appointed into the transition  administration and later became youth campaign Director or mobilize of Ex Governor Peter Obi campaign organization that brought in the incumbent governor of the state.
He later became a Transition Committee Chairman for Anambra East and from there he mobilized Anambra Youths under Anambra youths Assembly to rally support for Obiano after which he was rewarded with SSA on youths mobilization.


The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has announced the appointment of Habib Aruna as his Chef Press Secretary and It is take immediate effect.
Haruna, a former Editor with Daily Independent resigned his appointment with the Newspaper in 2014.
Habib takes over from Hakeem Bello


Human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa yesterday criticized the inaugural speech delivered by the President, Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as illusory.
The Lagos based activist said the speech is vague and appeared like that of a novice power.
He said: “It is gratifying that General Buhari has vowed to tackle the rot in the power sector, even though he did not give any direction on how to do that. By and large, it is my view that the President has not addressed the real issues affecting our lives in Nigeria.
“It would seem that the President is still on the soap box, whereby promises and promises and intentions, are the order. He is the President of Nigeria now and my expectation was that since March 28, 2015, when he won the election, when he received the certificate of return from INEC, when he got assurances from Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, that his election would not be contested, General Buhari would have outlined his main policy direction. But alas, that has not happened today”.
According to him, the President did not say anything on his foreign policy directive, on issues relating to global warming and climate change, the violence in the Middle East and the general global economic downturn.

Naira may be devalued again –Report

The Naira and dollar
Following the inauguration of the new administration, the naira may be devalued again to reflect the recent drop in Nigeria’s foreign reserves, analysts at Renaissance Capital have said.

The analysts said this in a report, ‘Nigeria beyond May 29: Managing expectations,’ which was made available to our correspondent on Friday.

The analysts, however, noted that the Central Bank of Nigeria was likely to move back toward a ‘managed float versus the managed peg’ of recent months.

They said, “Post-inauguration, we think the naira – which has essentially been pegged at N199/$1 since the mid-February devaluation – will be devalued, to reflect the $4.5bn fall in FX reserves since the February devaluation.”

Buhari’s inaugural speech, powerful agenda for Nigeria –John Kerry

The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, on Friday, described President Muhammadu Buhari’s inaugural speech as laying out “a powerful agenda.”

Kerry, who gave assurance that the United States would support the new administration to tackle insurgency and the economic challenges bedevilling the country, was accosted by journalists within the venue of the inauguration immediately after the event.

He said, “The inauguration is historic and very promising. The President made a very important speech, laid out a very powerful agenda and the United States is prepared to work very closely to help to do and everything we can on the economy, Boko Haram and other issues. The President did a very great job today.”

Aisha Buhari closes beauty parlour in Kaduna

Aisha Buhari
Soft-spoken but extremely eloquent, there are many things that make Aisha Buhari, wife of Nigeria’s new president thick. Blessed with an infectious smile; many, often as a result of her warm disposition, underrate the power that lies in her.
Though, only soaring in popularity in recent months especially in the build up to the March 28 presidential elections where her husband, Muhammadu, a retired military general and former Head of State, coasted to an overwhelming victory, Aisha has always been a known face especially among people who seek to pamper their bodies. The First Lady, until recently, owned one of the biggest spas and beauty institute in the country. Situated along Camp Road, a high brow area of Ungwan-Rimi Government Residential Area in Kaduna State, Hanzy Spa and Hanzy Beauty Institute was always a beehive of activities all week long. It is the first beauty institute in Northern Nigeria and is a National Board of Technical Education accredited vocational training centre and registered by the Ministry of Education with the aim of exploring the untapped wealth in the emerging beauty industry.

Read Full text of the inaugural Speeh of Buhari : ‘I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody’

‘I belong to everybody  and I belong to nobody’
Full text of the inaugural speech by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari following his swearing-in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29th May, 2015
I am immensely grateful to God Who Has preserved us to witness this day and this occasion. Today marks a triumph for Nigeria and an occasion to celebrate her freedom and cherish her democracy. Nigerians have shown their commitment to democracy and are determined to entrench its culture. Our journey has not been easy but thanks to the determination of our people and strong support from friends abroad we have today a truly democratically elected government in place.
I would like to thank President Goodluck Jonathan for his display of statesmanship in setting a precedent for us that has now made our people proud to be Nigerians wherever they are. With the support and cooperation he has given to the transition process, he has made it possible for us to show the world that despite the perceived tension in the land we can be a united people capable of doing what is right for our nation. Together we co-operated to surprise the world that had come to expect only the worst from Nigeria. I hope this act of graciously accepting defeat by the outgoing President will become the standard of political conduct in the country.
I would like to thank the millions of our supporters who believed in us even when the cause seemed hopeless. I salute their resolve in waiting long hours in rain and hot sunshine to register and cast their votes and stay all night if necessary to protect and ensure their votes count and were counted.   I thank those who tirelessly carried the campaign on the social media. At the same time, I thank our other countrymen and women who did not vote for us but contributed to make our democratic culture truly competitive, strong and definitive.

Kashamu’s extradition not over – NDLEA

Buruji Kashamu
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said even though it withdrew its operatives from the house of senator-elect, Mr. Buruji Kashamu, in compliance with a court order, the extradition effort against the senator is not over.

The operatives of the agency had on Saturday, May 23, 2015 besieged Kasamu’s home in Lekki area of Lagos, placing the newly elected senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District under house arrest.

The agency said it only withdrew from Kashamu’s house when it officially received a copy of the order from the court on Thursday May 28, 2015.


Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, on Friday denied having a faceoff with former Governor of Abia State and All Progressives Congress chieftain, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, over the choice of who becomes the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
Okorocha, who cleared the air while addressing journalists at the Government House in Owerri, said he still had good relationship with Onu, adding that Onu’s name was among the three he submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for consideration for the office of the SGF.
He said, “When the Ndigbo lost the chance to produce the Senate President or the Speaker of the House of Representatives, which was initially zoned to the South-East, we then brought the idea of the SGF, I nominated Onu, Senator Chris Ngige and Prof. Anthony Anwuka (Secretary to Imo State Government). But this was before Buhari said he was not going to take any list from any governor.”
In his speech at the swearing-in ceremony at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Okorocha told the people of the state to expect a vibrant government that would be committed to service.
He stressed that he kept his campaign promises to the people in the last four years.
Okorocha said, “Four years ago, I gave you my word. I told you that my word was my bond. I gave my people my word when I assured them that I would keep the citizens safe and secure within the four walls of our peace-loving state.


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The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said that Nigeria has been liberated from years of the Peoples Democratic Party’s misrule as Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as the new President of the country.
In a statement issued on Friday to mark Democracy Day titled, ‘A new Nigeria is possible beginning today,’ Tinubu urged Nigerians to continue to hold public office holders responsible to ensure that their struggle is not in vain.
He said, “Today, the old Nigeria is no longer in chains as we move into a new era and take hold of our new selves. From President (Muhammadu) Buhari to the state governors inaugurated this day, I wish them well and pray they govern in an open, democratic way that assures your optimal wellbeing.
“I ask that you, the people, maintain your diligence and help guide those you have just elected. The issues that confront us are deep and complex. They are not susceptible to facile solution or inattention. Wise and sound policy is within our capacity. But, we must have the will to accomplish it. If the governed and the government work in league, there is nothing our beloved nation cannot overcome.”
The APC chieftain noted that this year’s commemoration would be recorded in history as the moment when “democracy finally was allowed to participate in Democracy Day.”


The former President, Dr.Goodluck Jonathan, arrived Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa state to a rousing welcome, a situation which forced him to cry: "After six years in Abuja, I thought Bayelsa people will curse and boo me."
Jonathan, who announced that he was short of words to express his feeling at the crowd that lined up the streets of Yenagoa to welcome him back, said he had thought he would be booed and cursed by the people for some decisions made and development not attracted to the state.
Accompanied to the venue by his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan, the Ondo State Governor,Olusegun Mimiko, among other dignitaries, the former president said when he was about leaving Abuja for Bayelsa State,he had fears that because of some wrong decisions on his part, the people were not satisfied with him and as such they might not welcome him.
"Because you are exposed to the decisions of high office and the thought that you may not have satisfied the people, sometimes you think they will curse you or boo you," he said. "But, instead,the people have decided to celebrate me."


Social media users react as Omokri thanks Jonathan,

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Nigerians Nigerians on social media have reacted to the words of Reno Omokri, who served as the Special Assistant on New Media to former president Goodluck Jonathan. Omokri took to his Twitter handle to thank Jonathan for the opportunity to serve Nigeria but the tweet generated mixed reactions from users of the micro-blogging site. Omokri is one of the aides of Jonathan who got a lot of stick from social media users over his defense of the actions and programmes of his principal.
Read tweets below.

APC thanks PDP for handing over power after 16 years

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has thanked the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for handing over power after ruling the country for 16 years.
“We would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to @PdpNigeria for handing over to us, after ‘ruling’ for 16yrs. A new Nigeria begins,” APC posted on Twitter.
Earlier in the day, Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP handed over power to President Muhammadu Buahri of the APC.
The PDP has led the country since the return of democracy in 1999.


The Transition Committee set up by Kano State Governor- elect, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Thursday, said that the outgoing governor, Rabi’u Kwankwaso has not only left an empty treasury but additional liability of N379 billion.
Chairman of the 93-member committee and Deputy Governor-elect, Professor Hafiz Abubakar, who read the abridged copy of its final report stated that ‘’hard times await Kano and it might take patience to get along.’’
Abubakar, a professor of Food Nutrition gave the break down of liability by the Kwankwaso’s administration adding that the total capital receipt to the state between May 2011 and May 2015 stood at N 419.75 billion out of which N430.6 billion was spent.
He further said total capital receipt by the 44 local government areas of the state within the same period stood at N346.591 billion which was expended on joint projects between the state government and the local governments.




It is now clear that a syndicate that specializes in defamatory writings has taken pleasure in playing around the office of the Speaker of Anambra State, Rt Hon Chinwe Nwaebili.
They have tried to vilify Madam Speaker and her family with so much hate. Their malignant pieces are fast metastasizing and if unchecked, with equal rage, may debilitate their target.
I am writing this piece, not as a rebuttal because there is nothing to refute in all their claims against the high performing head of the State’s legislature.
When I read their latest attack in a deleterious piece titled “Madam Speaker who Gov Obiano says her ass is like v-Boot vows to deal with Sen Igbeke (Ubanesse)”, I couldn’t but imagine the low life mentality of the schemers.
The defamatory essay and its likes find greater expression on the net possibly because, unlike the print media, this medium exacts no responsibility on offending publishers. It also allows for mediocre writing which hardly survives the rigours of the print media. More than that, the vast profusion of the stories published in the blogs comes from the same stable with slight alterations to give the impression of varied authorship.
Unbeknown to many a serial liar writes the offending pieces without byline, while a discourteous publisher brazens out the odious publications. It does not matter to these men the level of odium which they have brought upon themselves. With mindless relish, they distort facts and publish them as news stories just to score cheap political point or gain some readership traffic. Even when it is obvious they have run flush out of idea (which is often the case) they still upload lies on the net just to slake a primitive desire for lucre.  Nothing can be more brazen.
To buttress the ridiculousness of the author and his story, let me quote Madam Speaker, “I’m in no way angry with Sen Ubanese not to talk of being at loggerheads with him”. This she said when I called her attention to the mischievous piece.


The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Thursday said the economy under her watch has been well managed, contrary to allegations made by the Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, that the minister has mismanaged the Excess Crude Account.
The governor, in an publication, reviewing the nation’s economy in the last four years, had alleged that Okonjo-Iweala ran the ECA as if she was running a one-man show.
Oshiomhole had noted that the minister’s recent outcry that oil marketers were falsifying subsidy claims might have been done out of fear of the incoming administration of President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari.
He said, “As the country transits from one democratic dispensation to another, there is no gainsaying that the state of the nation’s economy is the focal point, especially with the unending fuel scarcity, which is gradually grinding the nation to a halt.
“No doubt, the best person to explain the state of the economy today is Okonjo-Iweala, the Honourable Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, whose management of the nation’s resources in these past four years has elicited different reactions from Nigerians.
“Recently, Okonjo-Iweala has been all over the place, pointing at the wrong directions and blaming everybody but herself for the parlous state of the Nigerian economy.”

Why do we have sex

Sex, since the history of man or human evolution has gone through several changes, even in terms of definition and form and the individuals engaging in it. Once upon a time, sex was thought to be primarily for reproductive reasons, then for the relief of sexual tension and later, for the sexual pleasure. Right from the explosive documentation of the Kama Sutra, various studies and experiences have been carried out by persons and institutions to unravel the mystery of human sexology and why, besides procreation, sex is important to mortal men and women.

Two teen brothers build mobile web browser

                                        Osine Ikhianosine and Anesi Ikhianosime
                                                                Osine Ikhianosine and Anesi Ikhianosime
The duo of Osine Ikhianosime and Anesi Ikhianosime have rekindled hope in the future of nigeria as they entered their names in the catalogue of application developers when they built a mobile web browser that is already in use globally. Osine Ikhianosime 13, and Anesi Ikhianosime 15 who co-developed ‘Crocodile Browser Lite’ were born of same parents and both are Year nine and 11 students of Greensprings School, Anthony Campus, Lagos. While both brothers write code, Anesi designs the user interface.

Sambisa Forest: Army dismisses 200 soldiers for cowardice

Sambisa Forest: Army dismisses 200 soldiers for cowardice
The Nigeria Army at the Rukuba Barracks in Jos, Plateau State, has dismissed about 200 soldiers from service for their failure to capture the Sambisa Forest, a notorious hideout for Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State.
They were dismissed for laxity and cowardice in the course of duty.
One of the affected soldiers, Aguloye Sunday, an indigene of Ondo State, who confirmed the dismissal to journalists in Jos, said they were arraigned on a two-count charge of “failure to perform military duty and disobedience to standing order.”
He, however, argued that they would seek redress in court as the charges pressed against him and his colleagues were “untrue, false and malicious.”

ACF alleges plot to frustrate Buhari

ACF alleges plot to frustrate Buhari
The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has accused outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan of deliberate plot to hinder the smooth take off of the incoming government of Muhammadu Buhari.
Citing the current energy crisis engulfing the nation due to scarcity of petroleum products nationwide following alleged Federal Government’s indebtedness to various groups, the ACF lamented that, “Nigerians do not deserve such a parting gift from Jonathan after he has earned himself a global applause for statesmanship.”


As the nation awaits the presidential inauguration at the Eagles Square, Abuja, on Friday (May 29), the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari has already landed in Abuja for the national event. 
He arrived the nations capital early this morning from the UK in the company of his daughter, Zahra and his son, Yusuf, as they headed straight to the Defense House ahead of tomorrow's event.


 The internet has evolved greatly since the inception of Web 2.0 - today it is where you find almost anything - from toys for kids to research papers to several unconventional products! Kaymu brings you an interesting compilation of the most unusual products ever listed on it.

Nigeria earns N2.8trn from petroleum products in 3 months

Nigeria earned N2.838 trillion from the export of petroleum products in the first quarter of 2015, according to data released, yesterday, by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS.
The amount is 64.18 per cent of the Federal Government’s 2015 budget of N4.425 trillion.
The NBS, in its Foreign Trade Statistics for the first quarter of 2015, stated that the export of petroleum products accounted for 87.86 per cent of Nigeria’s total merchandise export of N3.23 trillion in the first quarter.
Giving a breakdown of the petroleum products export, the NBS disclosed that crude oil emerged the highest exported commodity in the quarter under review, valued at N2.251 trillion, representing 69.7 per cent of the country’s total export.


Reps Speaker: The quest by Northern minorities

Dogara and Gbajabiamila
                                                       Dogara and Gbajabiamila
It is no longer news that the 2015 general elections has united Nigerians especially northerners, who had never voted in the same pattern. For the first time since independence, northern Christians and Muslims voted perhaps for the same party and presidential candidate. Some of us (northern Muslims) had given up hope of seeing a united north as envisioned by the late sage, Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto. However, the 2015 elections has rekindled our hope that in our life time, Sardauna‘s dreams is a reality.
Muhammudu Buhari’s goodwill united northerners. This is why Engineer Buba Galadima, Senator Saidu Dansadau and many other people have voiced their concerns over attempts to scheme out northern Christians from holding one of the presiding positions of the National Assembly.


President Jonathan took group pictures with his Ministers, Council Secretariat members and State House press corps after the Valedictory Session of the Federal Executive Council at the State House Abuja today May 27th.


President Goodluck Jonathan has asked President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari not to single out his administration for probe. 
The president said this in his speech at the Valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council at the State House in Abuja.
Jonathan said that a lot of things had gone wrong in the country which were all ascribed to his administration, adding that his administration had done well in spite of the criticisms.
He said;
“Some people are even calling for the probe of the government.
“I agree that in Nigeria there are a number of things that will be probed; very many things; even debts owed by the states and debts owed by this nation from 1960.
“Up to this time they say it is the Jonathan administration that owes all these debts.
“And I believe that anybody calling for probe must also ensure that this probe is extended beyond the Jonathan administration.


The President of the Federal Republic of Guinea, President Alpha Condé, was welcomed by the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, after he touched down at the Lagos international airport on Tuesday
President Condé will be meeting with top Nigerian captains of industry in Lagos in an attempt to lure investments to his mineral-rich country. He is also expected to hold a private session with the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu. The visit will culminate with his attendance at the presidential inauguration ceremony of Buhari Muhammadu in Abuja on Friday, May 29th

I’m Not Afraid Of Buhari Government- Ifeanyi Uba

The managing director and chief executive officer of Capital Oil and Gas Nigeria Limited, Ifeanyi Ubah, has attributed his gesture to release 13 million litres of fuel into the Nigerian market as his own contribution to the economic development of Nigeria.

In an interview monitored by anambrariansnews on Channels TV this morning, May 26, the former governorship aspirant in Anambra State faulted the decision of his colleagues in the Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria to embark on strike without adequately consulting him as a founding and executive member of the association.

Ubah said: “My concern was more about the welfare of Nigerians and the fact that many people were dying. We had to rescue MTN yesterday if not they would have shut down completely by now. We also had to rescue 13 hospitals because patients were dying.”

He also dismissed suggestions by some people that the action he took was political in order to avoid the new government of Muhammadu Buhari, beaming its searchlight on him.

Jonathan to formally dissolve FEC today

Jonathan  to formally dissolve FEC today
In preparation for its final handing over formalities to the incoming administration, the Federal Executive Council, FEC, will be formally dissolved today.
The session which will be presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan is expected to witness a formal speech by the President, highlighting his achievements while in office since May 29, 2011.
Ministers are also expected to make speeches on their experience as members of the council under President Jonathan.
The meeting which is expected to commence by 11am will afford each minister an opportunity to relieve his experience while in office.
Jonathan is expected to round up the session with a speech highlighting his achievements in office while setting agenda for the in coming administration.
President Jonathan is expected to leave the Presidential Villa on Friday morning for Port Harcourt, enroute Otuoke, his ancestral home.


Displaying AWK2.jpgThe traders in Awka, Anambra state have kicked against the policies of the state government geared towards improving the internally generated revenue of the state in a peaceful protest.

The protesters under the auspices of Ziks Avenue Business Owners Association (ZABOA) commenced the peaceful protest from their Amaenyi general office in Awka, through the ever busy Ziks avenue road to the
government lodge in Amawbia .

Speaking with our correspondent the coordinator of the associations task force unit Mr Ikechukwu Okafor said that the protest was essential because the people of the state where suffering from the ill treatment by those he referred to as ‘Governor Obiano police’.

He explained that the government’s enforcement officers where causing more harm and damage to the state as they operate in a violent and illegal manner, hence their resolve to engage on a peaceful protest.

Governor Obiano Bans Motorcycle Operation in Major Cities of Anambra

Public Service Announcement!!! :
The Anambra State Government has directed the restriction of all private and commercial motorcycle and tricycle operators from the major expressways in the State from Monday the first day of June, 2015.
Accordingly, all motorcycle and tricycle operators in the State will from next week Monday be barred from plying the Enugu- Onitsha and Onitsha - Owerri expressways. Similarly, it will be illegal for all motorcycles either private or commercial to ply the following designated roads in Awka, Onitsha and Nnewi:
In Awka, the roads are: Enugu-Onitsha expressway, Arthur Eze Avenue and Ziks Avenue. For Onitsha, the roads are: Onitsha-Owerri expressway, Awka Road, Borromew-Upper Iweka-Bridge Head road, Old and New Market Roads and Oguta Road. In Nnewi, they are: Nnewi- Nnobi road and Nnewi - Oba road.



President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said he would never be a part of any action that can lead to Nigeria’s disintegration.
He said the predictions that the country would cease to exist in 2015 could have come true if he had not taken the decision to concede defeat in the March 28 Presidential election.
Looking back, he said he was happy he took that decision because Nigerians still have a country to call their own.
Jonathan spoke while receiving members of the Universal Peace Foundation who were in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to confer on him an award of Peace-Loving Global Citizen.
He said it was his commitment to the unity of the country that made his administration to put together the National Conference in order to address the issues that tend to divide Nigerians.
The President said, “Everybody knew about the predictions (that Nigeria will cease to exist by 2015). Anything could have made those predictions become true. After all, we fought a civil war for about three years before as a nation.


The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, bowed out on Tuesday, handing over the leadership of the legislature to his Deputy, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha, who will round off the tenure of the House on June 5.
Tambuwal, who is the Governor-elect for Sokoto State, will be inaugurated on May 29 (Friday) as governor.
His decision to transfer power to Ihedioha ahead of May 29 was to avoid a possible constitutional crisis of taking oath of office for two separate offices.
While he will be inaugurated as governor on May 29, his current tenure as a member of the House will terminate on June 6.
Tambuwal, who spoke with journalists soon after Tuesday’s sitting of the House, disclosed that the members agreed at an executive session that Ihedioha should preside over the affairs of the House till June 6.
“My stay here in the House would have effectively come to a end on May 29 after I would have been inaugurated as governor.

Where Jonathan and I disagreed —Amaechi

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State explained yesterday that the refusal of President Goodluck Jonathan to repay over N105 billion spent by the state government on the repairs of federal roads in the state was the major cause of their disagreement.
Ameachi spoke in Abuja after the presentation of a documentary titled:  Dynamic of Change, which chronicled the achievements of his administration in the last eight years.
He said that even with three days to the expiration of the life of the present regime, the money was yet to be refunded.
He also hinted that his quarrel with President Jonathan escalated following the unnecessary interference of the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, in the affairs of Rivers State.
According to him, his resistance to the unsolicited actions of Mrs. Jonathan whom he accused of unleashing Police, military and other security agencies on the state to achieve her aim, fueled their disagreement.


River State Governor Rotimi Amaechi has asked the state Governor-elect, Chief Nyesom Wike, to go ahead with his threat to probe his administration, saying he has Wike’s records as his (Amaechi) Chief of Staff between 2007 and 2011.
Amaechi said this during one of the programmes organised by Committee of Friends to mark the Rivers State governor’s 50th birthday in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
“I heard that Wike says he will probe me. I have not asked him not to probe me. He should remember that he was my Chief of Staff for four years; I have my records on him. He should go ahead,” he said.
Amaechi added that he did not use his tenure to probe the past administration in the state, noting that such exercise might be a waste of time and resources.
He explained that the people of the state would not applaud him on the basis of how many people he had probed but for his accomplishments in office.
“Go and check, the road leading to Wike’s father’s house, I constructed it. But in front of that same house, a relation of mine was killed on election day,” he added.

Constitution amendment: S-Court urges Jonathan, NASS to settle out of court

The Supreme Court, yesterday, urged President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Assembly to seek an amicable settlement of the controversy surrounding the proposed amendments to  the 1999 constitution.
A seven-man panel of justices of the apex court, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, gave the two parties 24 hours to explore an out-of-court resolution of the matter.
In a short ruling, yesterday, the CJN adjourned the matter till tomorrow to entertain arguments on whether or not the apex court should vacate the order that directed the NASS to maintain status-quo on the issue.
At the resumed sitting on the matter, yesterday, Mr Bayo Ojo, SAN, who represented the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, applied to amend the originating process to reflect President Jonathan as the plaintiff in the case.


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