Sunday, 14 October 2018

Ekweremadu rallies supporting Peter Obi

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Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate Chairman, is fighting with Southeast European leaders to support the election of Peter Obi as Vice-President candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), according to TheCable.

Both men were top favorites that Atiku Abubakar considered as a runner-up in the 2019 presidential election, with Obi getting the nod.

However, the southeastern political leaders, consisting of the PDP governors, the National Assembly, the Board of Trustees and other party leaders, rose from a meeting on Saturday and complained that they were not interviewed about Obi, a former Governor of Anambra State.

An insider at the meeting said that Ekweremadu asked outraged leaders to calm down and support the election of Obi, who was better received outside the South East than by his own constituency.

"Ekweremadu has reminded us that the main task now is to bring the PDP back to power and save the country from its downward spiral," said a party leader who attended the meeting, TheCable.

"He even joked that it did not matter if Atiku chose a Northerner as his runner-up, as long as it brought the repressive government of Buhari out of power."

Although the meeting was convened to reject Obi's nomination, the southeastern leaders were reportedly shocked by Ekweremadu's position.

We thought we were going to fight for him, but he said we should allow Obi, we were shocked by his athleticism, "the insider said.

According to insiders, the biggest chagrin of the leaders was that Atiku had not asked for their contribution to the decision.

Among the contemplated were Ekweremadu, Obi, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Osita Chidoka and Austin Akobundu, a retired colonel and national PDP PDP secretary.

Mustafa Chike-Obi, former MD of AMCON, has not made the final shortlist, unlike a previous report by TheCable.

Nyesom Wike, governor of the state of Rivers, is said to have supported Obi to criticize Southeast Europeans for failing to ask his candidate Aminu Waziri Tambuwal for the presidential ticket.

The southeast of the country was reportedly elected at the PDP conference for Atiku.

The southeastern leaders favored Ekweremadu due to his wide experience as former Council President, former Secretary of the Government of the State of Enugu and deputy biennial Senate Chairman.

Leaders of the geo-political zone are expected to report their complaints to Atiku at a meeting scheduled for the week.

Fayose Storms Ekiti streets, bids Residents goodbye

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 Fayose Storms Ekiti streets, bids Residents goodbye

Governor Ayodele Fayose stormed the streets of Ado-Ekiti yesterday to bid farewell to the people of the state as his term ends on Tuesday, October 16. He moved around with banners bearing the inscription "Thank you and goodbye." More photos below ...

Buhari too weak to sign free trade agreement - OBJ

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says President Muhammadu Buhari's hands are too weak to sign the African Free Trade Agreement.

The former president made the statement on Saturday while speaking at the lecture series by Babacar Ndiaye in Bali, Indonesia, reports The Cable.

Obasanjo spoke during the international lecture series presented by the Afrexim Bank in honor of Dr. Babacar Ndiaye, a former president of the African Development Bank, who passed away on 13 July 2017, on "Imbalance in global power, trade wars and implications for Africa".

The event took place on the sidelines of the 2018 Annual Meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.

Obasanjo said he hopes Nigeria will soon have a president to sign the deal.

He said, "Africa can not overcome the fears of trade warfare until it reaches 50 percent of intra-African trade.

"AfCTA is a good idea and hopefully we will have a president for Nigeria who can sign it because the one who is here now has his hands too weak to sign."

A dead attack on Tambuwal's motorcade

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The police force in Sokoto state has confirmed the death of a person killed on stray bullets when gunmen attacked Governor Aminu Tambuwal's motorcade on Saturday in Sokoto.

The spokeswoman for the commander, DSP Cordelia Nwawe, told reporters that another person who was injured during the incident had been hospitalized.

The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that the PDP had organized a welcome rally to welcome Tambuwal following his failed attempt to secure the 2019 Presidential Ticket.

NAN reports that the governor was received by a group of supporters at Sultan Abubakar III International Airport in Sokoto and walked in a motorcade to the government building.

However, the event was not to be overheard as political thugs armed with dangerous weapons destroyed billboards, building constructions and vehicles bearing inscriptions from the opposition party.

A car with the APC logo and a painting traveling from Bodinga to Sokoto was set on fire by mobs along Sokoto State University.

The motorcade was then forced to stop along Gawon Nama, near Sen. Aliyu Wamakko's resident, as another set of mobs carrying arms confronted it.

It took the security guards' efforts to get it going again.

A relative of the deceased pleading for anonymity told NAN that the deceased, Imran Ahmad-Alkanci, was on his way home after visiting family members when the incident happened.

The source said the 22-year-old was trying to get a commercial motorcycle when the bullet hit him.

Yomi Casual & Wife, Grace celebrates first wedding anniversary

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Yomi Casual and his wife Grace are one year old today. Yomi took Instagram to appreciate the love of his life, writing;

"All the words in the world can not even describe how deeply I am in love with you, from the first moment I saw you in 2010, to the endless heartbeat you gave me, you're not just my love, you're my soul, you complete me, my Gracious, I AND FOREVER BABY! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FOR US.

Names Of The 50 Nigerians On Travel Ban List

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A former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), 13 former governors and 7 ex- ministers have been barred from traveling under the Executive Order 6 (EO6) issued yesterday by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Alotof Nierians has been waiting for a to-do list. According to the Nation, they are: ex-governors Saminu Turaki (Jigawa), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Adebayo Alao-Akala (Oyo), Gabriel Suswam (Benue), Rasheed Ladoja (Oyo), Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia), Danjuma Goje (Gombe), Attahiru Bafarawa (Sokoto), Muazu Babangida Aliyu (Niger); Chimaroke Nnamani (Enugu); Sule Lamido (Jigawa); Gbenga Daniel (Ogun); and Ibrahim Shehu Shema (Katsina).

The ex-ministers are Nenadi Usman, Bashir Yuguda, Jumoke Akinjide; Bala Mohammed; Abba Moro; Femi Fani-Kayode; and Ahmadu Fintiri.

Others include a former Chief of Defense Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh; ex- Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral A.D. Jibrin; Former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Mohammed Dikko Umar; a former Inspector-General of Police, Sunday Ehindero; and former Chief Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu; Chairman Emeritus of AIT / Raypower, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi; Waripamowei Dudafa (Former Special Assistant (Domestic) to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan); a former Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice Innocent Umezulike; A former judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia;

National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh; Chief Jide Omokore; Ricky Tarfa; and Dele Belgore (SAN).

Baba Sala's family announces funeral dates

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The family of Late Baba Sala's family has announced that the funeral plans are that he would be buried on 6 and 7 December 2018.

His son, an executive officer of the National Force of Nigeria, Emmanuel Adejumo, popularly known as "Boisala", also confirmed the date. May his soul rest in peace.

Pope Francis made Oscar Romero from El Salvador, Pope Paul VI saints

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Pope Francis on Sunday praised two prominent figures of the 20th century Catholic Church as prophets who avoid wealth and look to the poor while shooting at Pope Paul VI and cite Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero.

Francis proclaimed the two saints in the Mass at St. Peter's Square before about 70,000 believers, a few presidents and 5,000 Salvadoran pilgrims who traveled to Rome. Tens of thousands of Salvadorans remained at night in their homes to watch on giant television screens outside the San Salvador Cathedral where Romero's remains are buried.

In a sign of the strong influence of Paul and Romero on the first Latin American father in history, Francis wore the blood-stained rope worn by Romero when he was shot in 1980 and also used Paul's staff, shirt and clothes.

Paul led the reforms of the modern polarized church after the 1960s, while Romero was killed by the right-wing death squads in El Salvador for his courageous defense of the poor.

In his homily, Francis called Paul "a church prophet turned out" to take care of the poor away. He said Romero had given up his security and his life "to be close to the poor and his people."

He warned that those who do not follow their example to leave behind everything, including their wealth, never risk finding God.

Francis said: "Wealth is dangerous, and says that Jesus - to make salvation difficult."

He said: "The love of money is the root of all evils." "We see this place where money is in the center, there is no place for God or for man."

Prominent Nigerian react to the travel ban

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The ban on 50 prominent Nigerians from traveling through the Buhari Executive Order and the power to confiscate their assets, even though they have not been authorized or convicted by a court, is extremely shameful and reprehensible.

It is nothing less than a descent into fascism and a violation of the fundamental human rights and civil liberties of the people directly affected and of the Nigerian people. It is also a usurpation of the role of justice.

'' Buhari is so desperate to stay in power that he has now tried to train and intimidate the opposition. He forgets that he is not God and that soon he will leave power. I strongly condemn his lawless and desperate ways.

"Only dictators behave this way and Buhari has proven to be the most brutal and callous of all in the history of our nation, I urge him to do his worst and enjoy the short time he has in office, sadists never stop Soon it will all be over and he will explain his evil ways and bring them to justice.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Mrs. Ambode Donate's Incubator Ambulances To Hospitals

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Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, has said that "zero infant mortality rate.

Mrs. Ambode announced that she was taking two transport incubator outpatients to Gbagada General Hospital and Lagos Island. Maternity on behalf of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO).

The donation is part of the committee's health intervention project for this year. A transport incubator ambulance is specially designed to convey "premature" babies to standard medical facilities. It is equipped with Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

The governor's wife members of the committee were touched by the high mortality rate of pre-term babies, which occurred before they could access intensive care.

The transport incubators, according to which, would provide a womb-like environment for the baby with the right temperature and life-saving gadgets to help the new-born hang on life until it gets to the ICU.

My father is dead" - Darren Idongesit is delighted with 'Wonderful' news

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A Nigerian man, Darren Idongesit, joined Facebook today to share his excitement about his father's death, which he said was 'wonderful news'.

According to the Nigerian man, his father, of whom he said Pastor, was also a "Nigerian psychopath" who has successfully angered everyone in the world. He added that his father left him with physical and emotional scars.

Read what he wrote down about his father's death;

Ogun to build museums in memory of Fela

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Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State said on Friday his administration would build a movie village and museums in memory of music and theater icons from the state.

Amosun said some of the music and theater icons would include late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and late Herbert Ogunde among others.

The governor made the remarks at the 3rd National Congress of the Association of Theater Artists and Film Producers of Nigeria in Abeokuta.