Wednesday, September 30, 2015

MUST READ: Hilarious Tweet Memes of #TheList

#TheList has been trending and here are some of those we found hilarious

HIT or MISS? Did the President fulfil his promise to name Ministers by September? #TheList

President Buhari had earlier made a promise to Nigerians that the Ministerial List (aka Noise Makers List) would be ready by september.

However, the President only got the list to the Senate around 5 pm after the close of Senate proceedings. The nominees were also not released to the public adding unnecessary drama to a simple process.

This means that the nominees will be screened by the Senate in October and only then will the President be able to form his cabinet.

"I have the Ministerial List" - Saraki #TheList #LegendOfTheList [PIC]

Senate President Bukola Saraki has confirmed that he has received the ministerial list from President Buhari.

The list was sent via the president's aide.

Saraki promised to follow due process in the screening.

Has anyone seen the list, do let us know who is in it.

[PICS] VP Osinbajo welcomes Buhari back to Nigeria

"End nomadic cattle rearing" - Afenifere tells FG [PUNCH]

Pa Reuben Fasonranti
The Pan Socio-Political Organisation, Afenifere, has called on the Federal Government to abolish nomadic system, so as to stop the criminality allegedly committed by the Fulani herdsmen in the rural communities of Yorubaland.
This was contained in a communique issued on Tuesday at the end of the monthly meeting of the organisation held at the residence of its leader, Pa Rueben Fasonranti, in Akure, the state capital.
In the communique read by the Publicity Secretary of the group, Mr Yinka Odumakin, the Afenifere decried the state of insecurity in the country, particularly, the recent kidnapping of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, last week.

"I will remain Minister of Petroleum" - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday named Nigeria’s petroleum minister. And that is himself.
Mr. Buhari said he would personally head the Ministry of Petroleum Resources in the new cabinet.
Addressing some select reporters in New York on Tuesday, after addressing a Global Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism, the President said: “I will remain Minister of Petroleum.
“I will appoint a minister of State for Petroleum”.

According to him, this step is being taken as part of efforts to sanitise Nigeria’s oil industry, which is said to be plagued by corruption, massive fraud, and crude oil theft.
Mr. Buhari restated his determination to sanitise Nigeria’s oil industry and free it from corruption and shady deals.

Breaking: Election Tribunal Nullifies Election Of PDP Senator Bashir Marafa of Taraba Central Senatorial District [Sahara]

The election of a Peoples Democratic Party senator, Bashir Marafa, representing Taraba Central Senatorial district has been nullified by the election tribunal in Jalingo, Taraba state. 
In a ruling today, the tribunal ordered that the candidate of the  All progressives Congress (APC), Yusuf A Yusuf to be given the Certificate of Return as the lawful winner of the April 2015 election.

President Buhari arrives Abuja after UNGA. Set to announce Ministers [PICS]

President Buhari arrives Abuja after his trip to the 70th UN general assembly

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Meet, Emir Sanusi of Kano's 18 year old bride [PIC]

Emir Sanusi
Meet Sa’adatu Barkindo-Musdafa, the daughter of the Lamido of Adamawa and now the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi’s 18 Year Old Bride.
She got married to the Emir on Friday September 25th in a secret wedding Fatiha and is now his 4th wife.
Sanusi's 18 Year Old Bride
Image Credit: Linda Ikeji

Saturday, September 26, 2015

President Buhari looking dapper as he addressed UNGA {PICS}

President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the summit at the General Assembly hall during the 70th UN general Assembly on 25th Sept 2015
SOURCE: Femi Adesina


SOURCE: Femi Adesina

Nigeria misses important UN event because it has no Ministers


Below is the full text of President Muhammadu Buhari’s address to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, September 25.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I welcome you to this important event. Let me express Nigeria’s sincere appreciation to UN-AIDS for the support and collaboration in organizing this event.
We are on the threshold of history as world leaders adopt the successor development agenda to the Millennium Development Goals. For over 30 years, HIV as a public health challenge has been causing havoc and untold hardship in virtually every part of the world. To date, several million children have been orphaned and some communities have been devastated, while economic activities have been disrupted.
Unfortunately, Sub -Saharan Africa bears a disproportionate burden of this epidemic. The good news is that the effort of the global community has resulted in greater control, less spread and better management.

Friday, September 25, 2015

See Pic of President Buhari with Fayemi at the UN General Assembly

President Buhari pictured above seated at the UN General Assembly in New York today. Seated with him is former Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi and Nigerian Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Prof Joy Ogwu.

Source: LIB

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

BREAKING: Former Bayelsa Governor Timipre Sylva wins APC Gov. Ticket in violent primary

The former governor of Bayelsa state, Timpre Sylva has clinched the APC governorship Ticket for the forthcoming elections.

In an election marred with violence and withdrawals, and one in which opponents have vowed will not stand.

Lagos records new cases of bird flu

New incidences of bird flu have been recorded in Lagos State, with an estimated 60,000 birds already affected, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Executive Secretary of the Poultry Association of Nigeria, Lagos State chapter, Mr. Olugbenga Ogunsetan, confirmed this to NAN on Tuesday in Lagos.
He said several poultry farms were affected by the avian influenza in Ikorodu area of the state.
“Over 60,000 birds were lost in August after the avian influenza ravaged the farms.
“This has largely affected production of poultry products and leading to price hike in the area,” Ogunsetan told NAN.
Meanwhile, the state government said it was making arrangement with the Federal Government for compensation to the affected poultry farmers.

Nigeria May Slip into Recession - Emefiele, CBN Boss. Reduces CRR to boost economy

The CBN boss has said that Nigeria may slip into recession if proactive measures are not taken.

He said this at the Monetary Policy Council briefing where the CBN freed billions of naira in public & private sector deposits to reflate commercial banks liquidity by shaving CRRs to 25%

Lagos RRS arrests middle aged man from Kano, a member of bridge rails stealing syndicate

This is shameful and sad... why do this? and cause deaths...smh
A middle aged man identified as Musa Inusa pictured above, was arrested by the Lagos state police command while stealing bridge rails with two other members of his gang who escaped around Costain area of Lagos on September 14th at about 2:30 am. When interrogated, Musa who is from Kano state said
“I am one of the three-man syndicate who are stealing the bridge rails across the state. We have our own market where we sell the stolen rails. I am a native of Pagee Local Government Area in Kano State where my parents live at the moment.
When I got to Lagos in 2010 to search for means of livelihood, all my efforts to secure a job were fruitless. It was Ibrahim who introduced this robbery act to me. The midnight I was arrested, Ibrahim, Abdullahi and I went to Costain by National Arts Theater and stole ten pieces of aluminium bridge rails. On our way back, we were intercepted by the Police. We always sell one pole of bridge rail to one Alhaji Ibrahim at Ijora at the rate of seven thousand naira.”he told Vanguard

"Let me Facebook!" - Asari accuses DSS of disabling Facebook account

The spokesperson to the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Front (NDPSF), Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo Asari, Rex Ekiugbo Anighoro, has alleged that the Facebook account of Asari Dokubo has been disabled by the Department of State Services (DSS).

A statement released yesterday by Ekiugho titled: 'Buhari and APC: Depotism and the Confiscation of Freedom of Expression: Time Bomb Waiting to Explode', alleged that Asari's account was disabled after he began a serialised article on his Facebook page on the gaffes and hypocrisy of Pres. Buhari.

See the Section of CCT's Law Senator Bukola Saraki's defence was hinged on

FG declares this Thursday and Friday as public holiday

The Federal Government has declared the 24th and 25th of September as public holiday to mark muslim celebrations

"We are LOYAL". Saraki arrived court with 50 senators and some HoR members

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has arrived the courtroom of the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja to face trial over a 13-count charge of corruption levelled against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau.
Mr. Saraki arrived the tribunal premises at 9:32 a.m., accompanied by “about 50 senators and some members of the House of Representatives”, his spokesperson, Yusuph Olaniyonu, told PREMIUM TIMES.
Mr. Olaniyonu however declined further comments, saying he was already seated in the courtroom.

TRENDING: Did TVC disobey order against Live Broadcast of Saraki's Trial?

It would seem so from Mercy and Charles' tweets... however it seems that those were pictures and TVC did not transmit live according to responses.

Breaking: Judge adjourns seating in Saraki case #SarakiOnTrial

The code of conduct tribunal's chairman, Justice Danladi Umar has adjourned seating in the case against Senator Bukola Saraki to the 21st of october to allow him receive a proper brief.

LASTMA to Arrest Traffic Offenders in their Homes


Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) operatives are reportedly making plans to begin arresting traffic offenders at their homes. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Oluseyi Whenu, confirmed the news, Punch reports. According to the report:Whenu assured Lagos ...

2yr old girl murdered by her mother's boyfriend because he thought she was possessed by devil

The child known as 'Baby Doe' whose remains were found on an island in Boston Harbor has been identified after a long and exhaustive search. The girl's body was found in a trash bag on June 25 by a woman who was walking her dog on Deer Island, Boston Globe reports.

Horrifying details about the girl's short life and death were revealed in court Monday morning, Sept. 21 as her mom, Rachelle Bond, and Bond's boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, were arraigned after their arrest on Friday.

Cross River Commissioner Nominees to write Exams :)

All nominees for appointment as commissioners in Cross River State are expected to write mandatory integrity and aptitude tests before they can be appointed into office. According to a statement signed by the special assistant on media to Governor Ben Ayade, Mr. Christian Ita and released yesterday September 21st, the nominees would have to undergo integrity and aptitude tests before their names would be forwarded to the state House of Assembly for confirmation.

Olu Falae’s Abductors Demand N100 Million Ransom

On Monday, it was reported that unknown gunmen abducted, former Secretary to the Federal Government, Olu Falae in Ondo State. And now, Punch is reporting that the gunmen called Falae's wife, demanding that the sum of N 100 million should be paid for his release as soon as possible to secure ...

Nigerian Army Promotes 5,000 Soldiers Fighting Against Boko Haram


As part of efforts to boost soldiers' morale, the Nigeria Army has approved the promotion of 5,000 soldiers fighting against Boko Haram. Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, made the announcement on Monday, Vanguard reports. Buratai said:“Since we came on board, we have introduced ...

You are a joker! - MI tells FFK

Yesterday, former minister Femi Fani-Kayode released a statement saying that if anything happens to former Secretary to Government of the Federation, and Afenifere chieftain, Chief Olu Falae, who was kidnapped yesterday from his farm, that the Federal Government will be held responsible and there will be consequences. MI thought the statement was inappropriate and slammed him on twitter...

PHOTOS: Saraki docked at CCT

Saraki has been docked and he pleaded not guilty to all the 13-count charges. The chairman of the Code of Conduct tribunal has withdrawn the bench warrant against him. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Saraki a British citizen – UK authority

A scanned copy of a British passport purportedly belonging to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, was forged, UK authorities have stated.
The authorities however admitted that Mr. Saraki holds a valid British passport.
The controversial passport, with the name Olybukola Saraki, and number 306077175 was published by a news website as evidence of Mr. Saraki’s dual citizenship and subsequent ineligibility to hold public office in Nigeria.
Though Mr. Saraki confessed that he has a UK passport obtained by virtue of his being born in the country, he said the passport published by the website was not his and may have been forged.

Saraki asks Court of Appeal to shield him from Arrest

Saraki SP
Embattled President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki,  has approached the Court of Appeal to compel the Code of Conduct Tribunal to stay action on an order it made Friday for his arrest.
The Tribunal had on Friday ordered the arrest of Mr. Saraki for failing to appear on Friday as hearing on a 13-count charge of alleged corruption levelled against him commence.
The chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar, issued a bench warrant against the Senate President, brushing aside a Federal High Court order seeking to stop Mr. Saraki’s arraignment.
Mr. Saraki had on Thursday obtained a Federal High Court order directing that the case against him to be halted.
But Mr. Saraki’s lawyers have now approached the Court of Appeal seeking a stay of execution of the arrest warrant.
The processes were filed Monday morning, according to the senate president’s media adviser, Yusuph Olaniyonu.

I have no hand in Saraki's troubles - Buhari

The Presidency says that attempts to link the ongoing trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to the Presidency are unacceptable. Views to the effect that the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB and the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT can only act upon external instigation are equally uninformed.
A statement by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President said that there is no place in law that the Bureau and the tribunal should take instructions from any quarters.
As an independent institution equal to any superior court of record, the tribunal is set up by the constitution to determine the issue of default, false declaration or forgery in assets declaration. This therefore is purely a judicial process and has nothing to do with the presidency.

NANS split over Saraki

Senate president, FRNThe South-West zone of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has distanced itself from the position of its national president on the trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The NANS president, Tijani Sheu, and some groups headed by the Director-General of Heritage Group, Katch Ononuju, had on Saturday in Abuja threatened to protest the trial of Mr. Saraki to foreign diplomatic missions in Abuja.
Mr. Saraki is being tried at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, for alleged false declaration of asset to the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, and for operating a foreign account when he was Governor of Kwara State between 2003 and 2007.

BREAKING: FG exempts 13 agencies from TSA. NNPC,BoI,PHCN,BoA included

The entities exempted are: 
1.       Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation
2.      Power Holding Company of Nigeria
3.      Bank of Industry
4.      Nigeria Railway Corporation
5.      Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria
6.      Bank of Agriculture
7.      Niger Delta Power Holding Company /  National Integrated Power Project
8.     National Communication Satellite Limited
9.      Galaxy Backbone Ltd
10.  Ajaokuta Steel Company Ltd
11.   Urban Development Bank
12.  Nigerian Export – Import Bank
13.  Transcorp Hilton Hotel
The validation for this information comes vide a circular from the AGF’s office to the The Director, Central Bank of Nigeria, Banking & Payments System Department, referenced FD/LP2015/C/ADC/20/1/ /DF dated September 14, 2015 and authored by M K Dikwa, mni , for the Accountant-General of the Federation, Federal Ministry of Finance, Funds Department, Abuja, FCT.
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Happy Birthday to Senator Oluremi Tinubu... Iyawo Jagaban

Today is Oluremi Tinububu's birthday.

Here's wishing the Senator a great day and many more years!

AssetsGate: Saraki snubs Code of Conduct Tribunal


The Senate President did not show up at the CCT tribunal today.

His lawyer said he had no idea that he was to produce him.

This case gets interesting by the day.

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