Archive for October, 2014

Exclusive Photo: ‘9ice’ Unveils Branded Buses, Soft Drinks to campaign in Ogbomosho

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Adegbola Abolore ‘9ice’ Akande brands buses and soft drinks to campaign in Ogbomosho.

It would be recalled that 9ice is going for House of Representative in Ogbomosho South/North and Orire Constituency Federal 1

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(Politics) Why Jonathan called Urgent Meeting on Tambuwal

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday engaged some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in a meeting aimed at taking a common position on the Tuesday defection of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal.

The meeting took place hours after the House said the PDP, individuals and groups condemning the defection of   the speaker to the All Progressives Congress should not dictate to it on how to conduct its affairs.

Tambuwal had announced his defection from the PDP before he adjourned sitting till December 3.

The situation made the President to summon the National Chairman of the PDP,   Adamu Mu’azu, to the meeting which had the Deputy Speaker of the House, Emeka Ihedioha; the Deputy Leader of the House, Mr. Leo Ogor; and a member from Delta State, Ndudi Elumelu, in attendance.

Some PDP governors such as Gabriel Suswam (Benue); Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom); Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa): Ibrahim Dankwabo (Gombe) and Sullivan Chime (Enugu) were also part of the meeting.

Top government officials who attended the parley   included the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim; the National Security Adviser,   Sambo Dasuki; and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Muhammed Adoke (SAN).

One of those in attendance revealed that the meeting centered on how to make Tambuwal vacate his seat as speaker.

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(Politics) The Truth About Tinubu’s Health, Flies to U S Hospital

The leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been reportedly flown out of the country for medical treatment following deterioration of his health condition.

According to a report on Daily Trust yesterday, Tinubu was flown to London in his private jet on Friday, 24 October, as his ailing health deteriorated.

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The APC chieftain is said to be suffering from an ailment which affects his posture and balance as well his movement, speech and writing.

A close aide said: “He has been manifesting symptoms of Parkinson disease which include tremor, shaky limbs, hands and fingers, slow movement, impaired posture and balance and loss of automatic movements”.

The aide added that he was also suffering from another undisclosed disease which is being managed at a specialist hospital in Houston, USA.

The source, who said Tinubu has been managing the ailment for almost a decade, explained that his withdrawal from vying as the deputy of retired General Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming 2015 elections was as a result of his failing health.

According to the aide, he was accompanied by his wife, Senator Remi Tinubu and the former national chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande.

When contacted, APC bigwigs in the state and at the national level declined commenting on their leader’s health status.

(Sports) President Jonathan receives Victorious Falcons in Abuja

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President Jonathan Wednesday October 29th received the 2014 African Female Football Champions, Super Falcons at the Presidential Villa.

(Politics) Jonathan Gets N100.5m donations to buy PDP form

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday said he had received a total of N100.5m donations and pledges from persons, groups and communities who offered to assist him to pay for the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential nomination fee.

The PDP’s Presidential Nomination Fee is N20m and its Expression of Interest Form is N2m, making a total of N22m.

Jonathan said he would pick the nomination form on Thursday (today).

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President thanked all Nigerians who he said had been urging him to seek re-election based on his administration’s achievement in the last four years.

The statement read in part, “President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will tomorrow, Thursday, October 30 pick up the PDP nomination form for the 2015 Presidential elections.

“President Jonathan thanks all Nigerians, members of the PDP, friends, associates, and all groups who in sincere appreciation of the achievements of the administration in the last four years, have been urging him to seek a second term in office.

“President Jonathan is greatly encouraged by the overwhelming outpouring of goodwill and support, as well as the confidence of the generality of Nigerians in his ability to continue to transform the country for the good of its entire people.

“The President is also grateful to all the persons, groups and communities who have sent donations, and made pledges to assist him to pay the required N22m for the PDP Presidential Nomination Fee and Expression of Interest Form.”

Abati said 36 groups and communities donated to the buy-form-for-Jonathan fund.

According to the breakdown of the donations and pledges received by the President, the highest donors are the PDP Governors’ Forum and the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria that donated N22m each.

Jonathan assured the donors that he would continue to do his best to justify the confidence they reposed in his leadership.

(News) Festus Keyamo Cries for help, Assasin wants to kill me!

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Who is really after Festus Keyamo?

According to reports, Just received this petition which was sent to the IG of Police and SSS from lawyer and rights activist Festus Keyamo about an alleged threat to his life.

Threat to kill Mr. Festus Keyamo by Mr. Government Ekpemupolo (Alias Tompolo)
My name is Festus Keyamo. I am a Nigerian citizen and a senior member of the legal profession in Nigeria.
At exactly 10:13pm on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, I received a telephone call from one Mr. Government Ekpemupolo (alias Tompolo) with phone number (I removed the number). We have been acquaintances in the past, so I know his numbers. After reaffirming that he is Tompolo when I picked his call, he went straight to the point by informing me that he wishes to inform me that he and his “boys” will kill me by beating me to death or shooting me anywhere they can find me. And that the hunt for me is on. His exact words in pidgin English was “we dey look for you. Anywhere we see you, whether for Lagos or Abuja or Warri, we go beat you die or we go shoot you.”

(Entertainment) Star Actress, Tayo Sobola Throws Big Party

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Tayo Sobola popularly known in the Nigerian entertainment circle as Sotayo is not resting on her oars as she’s set to premiere her third self-produced movie, “Bella” on her birthday Sunday 28th December, 2014.

The star actress recently released her second movie “Corper Jide” which had turned into another blockbuster going by the high sales the movie has recorded.

Talking about the new movie, “Bella”, the ever busy actress stated that she embarked on the project to treat the issue of discrimination that is faced daily by people with tribal marks. “Tribal marks are like Tatoos and its part of our culture, though it’s one that is fast eroding because of civilization and modernization. But it doesn’t mean we have to segregate or discriminate against those people who have tribal marks. That is the issue I tried to treat in “Bella”, explained Sotayo.

“Bella” is a movie preaching against the discrimination of people with tribal marks in the society. A story of a well trained and literate lady with tribal marks on her face. This movie explains the trauma and challenges people with tribal marks face on daily basis.

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