Monday, 30 November 2015

Buhari to Visits South Africa this week

…Visits South Africa this week
President Muhammadu Buhari will visit Johannesburg, South Africa, this week to attend the forum on China-Africa Co-operation.
A South African newspaper, Sunday Times, reported yesterday that the forum would provide robust discussions on trade.
It said the forum would also be an opportunity for sensitive diplomatic discussions between South Africa and Nigeria over the $5.2billion fine slammed on MTN by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
The report quoted informed sources as saying that President Buhari would meet his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma, on the sidelines of the forum.
A source at the Nigerian Presidency also confirmed Buhari’s the visit yesterday after his return from Paris.

7 Die, 21 Injured As Fire Guts Government Girls Secondary School, Jogana

At least seven students died, while 21 others were injured in a night fire at Government Girls Secondary School, Jogana, 20 kilometers from the city of Kano.
Hospital and school officials confirmed the deaths of the seven female students, saying their bodies were deposited at Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital.
A source at the school told Premium Times the fire occurred at the biggest hostel of the school when the students were sleeping, and that the cause of the fire was still not known.
The Executive Secretary of Secondary Schools Management Board, Husaini Ganduje, also confirmed death of seven students in the fire, saying those who sustained injuries were currently receiving treatment.

Kaduna political appointees to take pay cuts – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, yesterday held a Town Hall meeting with stakeholders to deliberate on the proposed 2016 budget and announced that political appointees in his administration would take a pay cut for change.
The proposed budget is about N166bn, comprising N104bn capital and N62bn recurrent expenditure.
Addressing stakeholders at General Hassan Katsina House, El-Rufai said previous administrations in the state had reduced budgeting to what he called fictographic art, with scarcely any relationship to reality.

APC wins vacant Plateau Assembly seat

Mr Eric Dakogol, the APC candidate, has won Saturday’s bye-election to fill Qua’an Pan North Constituency’s seat in the Plateau House of Assembly.
Dakogol polled 5,409 votes to defeat PDP’s Alloy Oliver, who garnered 4,977 votes.
INEC’s Returning Officer, Associate Prof. Akkarven Ashakah, who announced the result at the legislators chamber ín Qua’an Pan Local Government Secretariat, described the election as “very successful and credible’’.

Dangote: N7bn Kano hospital to be completed in 2016

L-R. Hajiya Halimat Dangote presenting the the prototype of the Hajiya Mariya Sanusi Dantata Ultral Modern Medical Complex to Governor Ganduje

Chief Executive of the Dangote Foundation, Ms Halima Dangote, has revealed that the ongoing construction of a multibillion naira state-of- the-art Operating Theatre and Diagnostic Centre at the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital, Kano, is due for completion next year.

Senator Shehu Sani Pays JAMB registration fee for Kaduna students

Senator Shehu Sani

Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District and Chairman Senate Committee on Local and Foreign debt, Senator Shehu Sani, on Saturday handed over free Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) registration forms to 1,200 students in the state.
The first phase of the beneficiaries were selected from: Kawo Hayin Banki, Kakuri, Ungwar Shanu, Ungwar Muazu, Tudun-Nupawa, Zango, Tudun- Wada , Ungwar Sanusi,Kinkinau, Badarawa and Ungwar Kagi,

FFK comes for President Buhari over his failed promises

As the former minister shared on twitter this morning. More tweets after the cut...

Boko Haram abducts more girls in Borno

An unspecified number of girls have reportedly been abducted by Boko Haram members after an attack in Bam Village which is about 7 kilometres away from Buratai village, the hometown of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai in Borno state.

A resident of Bam village, Ali Bam told The Nigerian Tribune that the sect members arrived their village in the early hours of yesterday November 29th, shooting and setting the place on fire. Four people were killed while an unspecified number of girls were abducted.

Hilarious! See pupil's answer when she's told to Find X

No be una say make she find X? X wey una don dey find since. She's told you guys where the X is nah! Lol...

Buhari welcomed by French President to UN Climate Change Conference

President Buhari pictured above being welcomed by President Francoise Hollande of France to the Opening of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France today November 30th. More photos of other world leaders at the event after the cut...

Muslim elites in the North laid the foundation for Boko Haram - Rev Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, says that the Muslim elites laid the foundation for Boko Haram in Nigeria. Kukah said this while delivering a lecture titled ‘The Muslim agenda for Nigeria: Challenges of development and good governance’, at a conference organised by the Islamic Welfare Foundation at the Fountain University, Osogbo in Osun state recently.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Divorce Diary Season 2, Episode IV

   I got married when I was 19, My decision broke my parents’ heart they wanted me to stay in school and make something out of my life. I was studying accounting at the University of Jos. My father wanted me to become Accountant General of the Federation someday. I am the first born child, First daughter. My parents had so much hope in me and they spared no expense they spared no expense to ensure that I was comfortable in life…. I never had to

IBB: "I Will Vote For An Igbo President In 2019 If I Find One"

Ibrahim Babangida, former military president, says he is ready to vote for an Igbo president in 2019.
Speaking with The Interview, a magazine focused on leading professionals and politicians, IBB, as he is fondly called, described the agitation for Biafra republic as a distraction.
“We do not need this distraction now,” he was quoted as saying, adding that “I will vote for an Igbo president in 2019, if I find one.”

The Most Beautiful Mosque In Nigeria

This is the Bashir Uthman Tofa Mosque in Gandun Albasa, Kano State, Nigeria. The architecture is majestically enchanting.
Alhaji Tofa was the National Republican Convention (NRC) candidate in the annulled Nigeria's June 12, 1993 presidential election. He ran against late MKO Abiola. see more pictures after the cut

Boko Haram Releases New Video Of Recent Engagement With The Nigerian Army(Video)

In the message , the Boko Haram states (in hausa) that the military is lying with regards to reports of captured BH sponsors, he also claimed they have enough vehicles and ammunitions to keep fighting Nigeria. He also claims the army is been dealt with.Find link to video below.


El-Rufai denies complicity in MTN ​N1.04 trn ​fine saga

The ​Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has ​denied any role in the N1.04 trillion fine imposed on ​one of ​Nigeria​’s major mobile telephone service providers, MTN​.​
The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, had fined MTN Nigeria a staggering N1.04 trillion ($5.2 billion) for failing to disconnect 5.1 million unregistered subscribers.
Following the fine imposed on the company, the Group Chief Executive Officer, Sifiso Dabengwa, resigned on November 9.

100 Women Die Daily In The North During Childbirth- UNFPA

Ms Ratidzai Ndhlovu, Nigeria Country Director of United Nations Population Fund ( UNFPA), says no fewer than 100 women die daily across Northern Nigeria during childbirth. She spoke on Thursday in Sokoto at a consultative meeting with the theme: “Accelerating the Reduction of Maternal Deaths in Northern Nigeria: The Role of the Traditional and Religious Leaders.”
Ndhlovu decried the high maternal mortality figure, and stressed that collective efforts must be stepped up to redress the ugly trend. ” No pregnant woman should be allowed to die while bringing a life into the world and they should be adequately protected.

Kaduna 2015 Hajj task force returns N40m

The Kaduna 2015 Hajj Task Force headed by Sani Sale, a senator, has returned $200,000 (about N40 million) to the state government.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai disclosed this on Saturday at a town hall meeting organized to deliberate on the proposed N166 billion 2016 budget.
While commending the chairman of the task force, Mr. El-Rufai reaffirmed his commitment to sanitizing governance and rolling out people-oriented programs.
On measures taken to reduce cost of governance, the governor said the state had taken measures to instill financial discipline.

Looted fund is being returned through CBN- Femi Adesina

According to Punch, public funds that have been returned by some past government officials who looted the treasury while in power are currently with the Central Bank of Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari during an interactive session he had with members of the Nigerian community in the Islamic Republic of Iran had previously said that some past government officials who stole public funds had started returning parts of their loot voluntarily.
However, he did not disclose the identities of the former government officials who have so far returned parts of the looted fund or the amount returned to the public treasury.

I Will Win The Elections Again, Mark Boasts

After the Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on Saturday voided the return of former Senate President, David Mark, of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the March 28 Benue South Senatorial District election, Mr Mark has said whatever the case may be, if the election is conducted again, he would still defeat Daniel Onjeh of APC, who challenged his victory in court.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Governor El-Rufai Sitting On The Floor At A Town Hall Meeting

The commissioner of health kaduna state standing stressing a point, while the Executive Governor of kaduna state Mal Nasir Ahmed El rufai is sitting on the floor listening during the 2016 town hall budget meeting at Hassan Usman Katsina House Kaduna.

Meet Bashir The Gentleman WheelBArrow Pusher (Mai Barrow)

Pictured below is a wheelbarrow pusher named Bashir who does his business at markets in Abuja and its environs. He's always well dressed despite what his job is. Read what Claire wrote about him after the cut...

Buhari’s six months of deceitful change - Fayose

Read the press statement below...
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the last six months of President Mohammadu Buhari’s administration as that of “deceitful change,” lamenting that the President was destroying the image of Nigeria and its people for cheap international recognition.

Does President Mohammadu Buhari Have A Conscience? - FFK

Article by Femi Fani-Kayode 
''Aside the 105 soldiers killed by Boko Haram, additional 34 soldiers were killed 2 days ago but it wasn't in the news''- Deji Adeyanju. I concur with Mr. Deji Adeyanju. The most heartless and reprehensible thing that our government could have done is to cover-up the fact that 105 of our soldiers were killed by Boko Haram a few days ago. To do such a thing is simply evil.

Boko Haram claims responsibility for Kano bomb blast, share photo of the male suicide bomber

Boko Haram has released a statement claiming responsibility for the Kano bomb blast that killed 21 Muslims during a procession yesterday November 27th. The terror group also released a photo of the suicide bomber. His picture above. See graphic picture of his body after the cut...

Divorce Diary Season 2 Episode III Saturday 28th Nov

One can say divorce is a sweet-bitter thing for me. My name is Hanifa Ibrahim. I got married to my ex husband three years back. I was serving in Jigawa when we met. I was strolling back from the market one lazy evening when he parked ahead of me; my first thought when he came out was "this is the height of handsome". Knowing how attracted to handsome guys I was, I tried not to pay much attention to him; my heart was beating so fast when he approached me. I had to hold tight to the leather bag on my hand.

Dangote To Construct 500 Mw Power Plant For Kano, Katsina, Others

President, Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has pledged to construct a 500 megawatt power plant for Kano, Katsina, Jigawa and Kaduna states.
In his address at the 36th Kano Trade Fair held in Kano, the executive director stakeholders management, Engineer Mansur Ahmad who represented Aliko Dangote at the occasion stated that power plant is a deliberate attempt to support local economy and wealth creation.
Engr. Mansur maintained that without power industries and commerce will cripple and businesses will tremendously decline and that has been the situation in Kano for decades, saying anything to be done to revive such would have to be done now than anytime.

Emir Sanusi’s Mother Finally Relocates To Traditional Home ‘Babban Daki’

At last, the mother of the Kano emir, His Royal Highness, HRH, Muhammad Sanusi II, has finally relocated to the traditional home, ‘Babban Daki’, where she will be genuinely going along with the traditional title of ‘Mai Babban Daki’.

JUST IN: Appeal Court Nullifies David Mark’s Election

Daniel Onjeh-MARKA Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State has nullified the election of former senate president, David Mark.
The Makurdi division of the Court of Appeal on Saturday, ordered a re-run of the poll within 90 days.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Benue South, Mr Donald Onjeh, had challenged the decision of the National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal, which upheld the victory of Senator Mark of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Mr Onjeh’s lawyer, Adetunji Oso, also urged the Appellate Court to allow his appeal and set aside the decision of the Tribunal.

Kaduna To Handover Corrupt Officials To EFCC

efcc-logo-4Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) are set to launch a manhunt against corrupt persons in Kaduna State, LEADERSHIP Weekend Learnt.
The state commissioner for local government, Muhammed Bashir Saidu told Journalists that the state will soon commence arraignment of treasury looters who stole public funds.
He said, “We have already invited EFCC to open an office “in Kaduna State so that if we catch looters we will handover to them.”

Wife of the Son of Late Prince Audu defends him following rape allegations,tells her own story

I don't know how to narrate this because it is very complicated and lengthy now.Would try! Remember the lady(Sugarbelly) who took to twitter to rejoice over the death of late APC governorship candidate in Kogi,Abubakar Audu?  She claimed she was raped by his son Mustapha  from the age of 17 when she was an intern in an IT firm in Abuja ..The case hasn't died down as the lady still insists her life has been ruined and she is now taking medications for post-traumatic stress...

Yesterday,Mustapha's wife took to twitter to defend her husband,calling the girl an obsessed liar who was not raped but was in a relationship with her husband .She also claims the lady in question got angry after she was dumped.
To butress her point, she released screenshots of emails sent by Sugarbelly to her husband,back in 2007.

Why President Buhari Is Always Traveling Abroad - Garba Shehu

I have been amused, reading a number of jokes concerning the frequency of the President, Muhammadu Buhari’s foreign trips.

Questions have been raised about why so many visits, and what are the benefits Nigeria is getting?

I will make it clear from the beginning that the critic is entitled to his and her opinion and nothing said here is intended to silence him or her.


Kano Grand Mosque

Today, November 28, is exactly a year since that dastardly kamikaze attack on Kano Grand Mosque where scores were killed and countless more were injured. Almost every family in the vicinity of the Mosque and even Greater Kano was bereaved or suffered some pain one way or another. But, with the recent bombing at the Farm Centre GSM Market here in Kano, it seems that, like Maiduguri, Damaturu, Yola and Abuja (cities under constant attack), Kano has not and does not learn its lesson.
The recent attacks in these cities point to one fact - that we are almost always wide open for more attacks. And the attackers understand this quite well. The fact that our intelligence-gathering mechanism doesn’t seem to work is now a given. And it is only cold comfort when we justify our lackadaisical attitude to security with statements such as ‘even well-secured cities like Paris come under attack’. Yes they do, but cities like Paris are NOT fighting a simmering insurgency like we are, and so they come under ‘the element of surprise’ category which we cannot claim by any justification.

Kano Bans Pornographic Movies, Blue Films Seized From Shops & Set On Fire

Selling or watching pornographic movies has been made illegal in Kano.
Officials seized thousands of pornographic movies from street hawkers and shops this week.

Photos of Buhari & Queen Elizabeth discussing in Malta

Our president and the queen of England at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting today. The queen hosted a reception for new Common Heads of government as San Anton Palace. More photos after the cut...

Atiku Abubakar with his grand children

Doting granddad!

Sani Danja announces charity concert for IDP'S

Sani Danja Foundations for Good Leadership is putting up a Charity Concert in celebration of 20years on stage including Sani Danja’s Album Launch #JackOfAllTrade. Sani Danja humanitarian service has been seen through his career for the last 20years from Save D Children Ambassador, Madalion Sickle cell Ambassador, End Polio Ambassador, UN Peace Ambassador.

Graphic photos from the Kano bomb blast today, 21 people, mostly women and children confirmed dead

21 people mostly women and children were killed in the bomb blast attack in which a male suicide bomber penetrated a Shitte Muslim procession in Dakasoye village in Kano today. Continue to see more graphic photos...

APC nominates Yahaya Bello as late Prince Audu’s replacement

The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday nominated Alhaji Yahaya Bello as the party’s new candidate to replace late Audu for Kogi governorship supplementary poll.

Bello will replace Abubakar Audu, who was leading the polls with 41,000 but died suddenly last weekend. It was also learnt that the APC has retained Hon. James Abiodun Faleke as the party’s deputy governorship candidate.

Friday, 27 November 2015

List of 30 Judges President Buhari Appoints

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of 30 new federal high court judges across Nigeria. According to a press statement by Soji Oye, Acting Director of Information of the Nigeria Judicial Council, President Buhari endorsed the recommendation o of the NJC in appointing the judges. The new judges will be sworn in at 10 am on December 2nd, 2015 by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed.

As Suicide bomber attacks Shia procession in Kano

A male suicide bomber blew himself up while hiding in a Shia Muslim procession at Dakasoye village in Kano this afternoon. Casualty figure is yet unknown.

Nigeria: Katsina to Boost IGR With Hospitality, Tourism

Katsina — The newly appointed General Manager of Katsina Hotels Board Abubakar Badaru Jikamshi has vowed to re position the state hospitality industry by making it a viable revenue generating sector.

Speaking during his taking over ceremony, Jikamshi said giving the dwindling revenue accrued to the state it was only proper to look inwards and evolve ways of augumenting the shortfall for development.

According to him, hospitality and tourism are viable avenues that countries world over are maximally utilizing to fast track development, saying that we can do it here as well

He said, already a blue print has been developed to re position and upgrade the states four motels to attract patronages thereby boosting revenue base of the state.

While calling for support from staff towards this new drive, Jikamshi believes that the task ahead is enormous giving the continuous neglect of the sector and assured to do his best to uplift the board.

Kano State Govt. targets N60b IGR in 2016

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje
The Kano State Government said it targeted N60 billion as internally generated revenue in 2016.
The state Commissioner for Planning and Budget, Hajiya Aisha Bello, said this while giving the break down of the 2016 budget in Kano on Thursday.
“The projected total recurrent revenue of N157.4 billion billion is made up of N54 billion while the balance of N60 billion is expected from internally generated revenue sources.
“This indicates a significant increase in our local revenue generation drive over federation allocation,” she said.

Yusuf Buhari and sisters attend his best friend's graduation in Dubai

Yusuf Buhari and sisters, Zara and Halima at Yusuf's best friend Bashir Ali Haruna's graduation in Dubai on Tuesday November 24th. See more exclusive photos after the cut...

Buhari's policies annoying and sending away investors- Bloomberg

International Business magazine, Bloomberg yesterday published an article title "Buhari Bounce Becomes Bust as Nigeria Policies Irk Investors". The article states that President Buhari's policies since assuming office has continued to chase investors away and has dashed the hopes of many who believed in him when he assumed office. Read the full text of the article below

Maternal deaths are caused by unhygienic delivery practices-UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund says 80 per cent of maternal deaths are caused by unhygienic delivery practices at Primary Health Care Centres nationwide.
The UNICEF Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist, Mr. Bioye Ogunjobi, said this at a national stakeholders’ workshop on ‘Draft Hygiene Promotion Strategy and Guidelines’ in Abuja.
He said the effective provision of wash facilities will go a long way to promote safe health care.

Photos: APC chairman, Bauchi State Governor, others, pays a visit to Atiku Abubakar

The former Vice-President who recently turned 69 received APC Chairman Chief Odigie Oyegun and Bauchi State Governor Muhammad Abubakar in his Asokoro, Abuja residence on Thursday...

Bride-to-be Shahida Sanusi pictured with her sister, Siddika

Beautiful Princesses...

35 decomposing bodies found in Bama

35 decomposed bodies have been found and buried in Bama Local government area of Borno state four months after it was liberated from Boko Haram insurgents.‎ The Chairman of the local government area, Ali Gujja who disclosed this to journalists during a tour of the community yesterday November 26th, said the decomposed bodies were evacuated from many houses destroyed by Boko Haram during one of their many attacks on the community.

Buhari must seek second term- Senator Yerima

Former Zamfara state governor and now Senator representing Zamfara West constituency in the Senate, Sani Yerima says that President Buhari deserves to seek a second term in office after his first tenure has elapsed. Yerima said this at an interactive session with journalists in Abuja yesterday Nov. 26th.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

As seen in Nassarawa state Umaru Tanko Al-makura paid a visit to the Government College

Nassarawa state governor, Umaru Tanko Al-makura paid a visit to the Government College in Keffi the state capital and decided to examine how bad the student mattress is.