Thursday, 19 March 2015

How Sweet! 9-year-old girl officially donates her lunch money to Buhari (See Photos)

A 9-year-old girl, Nicole Benson, who is a pupil of Greensprings School Lekki campus, has officially donated her lunch money to the Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Nicole made the donation of about N6,000 during the at a Town Hall meeting with Nigerian women which held earlier today in Lagos, while she also read the letter she wrote a month ago to the All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential campaign team.
See photos after the cut...

Photos: Buhari holds Town Hall meeting Nigerian women in Lagos

Earlier today, March 18, presidential candidate of the APC Muhammadu Buhari, held a Town Hall meeting with Nigerian women in Lagos.

Buhari spoke on several things, including gender equality in the economy, education, health, security, governance, power, agriculture and other areas of national development.

See below photos from the event:
Muhammadu Buhari  (3)
Foluke Daramola Salako
Rotimi Amaechi
Babatunde Fashola
Muhammadu Buhari  (2)
Funmi Ayila Ladipo Rufai
Abike Dabiri-Erewa
Ghali Umar Na'Abba, Sen. Hadi Sirika,
Adisa Bala Usman, Sarah Adebisi Sosan, Oluremi Tinubu, Mrs. Ambode, Dame abimbola fashola
Funmi Tejuoso
Mrs. Grace Titilayo Laoye-Tomori, Victoria Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Kemi Nelson
Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon
Mrs. Grace Titilayo Laoye-Tomori and Abike Dabiri-Erewa
Princess Teni Aofiyebi
Bola Hamed Tinubu

Buhari’s wife to Patience: Don’t be afraid of jail

Hajia Aishat Buhari, wife of APC presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has replied the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan  who has been campaigning that Buhari  will jail his political opponents if elected President in the March 28 election, saying Patience Jonathan needs not fear as Nigerians only want a change in the way Nigeria is being run presently .
Speaking at a mega rally where she interacted with Women in Edo State Thursday.
“For those that are campaigning, saying that he is coming to jail Nigerians, I don’t know what their fear is. But they shouldn’t be afraid, because we are all yearning for change.

Robin Thicke And Paula Patton Divorce Official

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton have had their divorce finalised in Los Angeles.
The Precious actress, 39, and Blurred Lines singer, 38, announced they were separating last year after nine years of marriage.
They have a four-year-old son.
Thicke used several public appearances and his latest album, titled Paula, to try to win Patton back.
His wife has been the inspiration behind much of his music and appeared in some of his videos.
The couple's legal split will come into effect on 14 April.

6,000 Nigerian Pastors To Go On 7-Day Fasting For Buhari? Rejects Jonathan

Reports have started to gather steam that at least 6,000 pastors in the Southwest are mobilising for the emergence of Major General Muhammadu Buhari as president and have declared seven days praying and fasting for God to grant him victory at next week’s poll. PMnews report.
Speaking under the auspices of the Christians for Governance, Pastors For Change, the men of God, held a news conference in Ikeja, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, where they openly endorsed the candidacy of Buhari and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who is a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
The pastors who are drawn from various churches, such as the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Catholic, Orthodox, among others, declared that they were not part of Jonathan’s largesse and that nobody gave them money to support Buhari,
However, they disclosed that they are acting by divine intervention from God who told them that Buhari would be the next president of Nigeria.
Addressing the news conference, Bishop Kayode Williams, National Coordinator, Christians for Good Governance, said they have about 6,000 ministers who were part of the group calling for change in leadership as the present government had failed the nation.
“We want to observe seven days of special prayer on the seven mountains in the Southwest political zones comprising six states to pray for the victory of Buhari and Osinbajo in the 28 March presidential election.
“We are using this opportunity to call on all pastors who believe that the time has surely come for change in Nigeria to exhort, mobilise, instruct and direct all our members from our churches, numbering 186,000 churches in the Southwest zone to adhere to this divine instruction from God,” he said.

Actress Oge Okoye Finds Love Again

Nollywood actress and mother of two, Oge Okoye has found love again. 

Enquirer Magazine reports that the beautiful woman and estranged ex-wife of Holland big boy, Stanley Duru is in love again. She is said to have forgotten her past sour love and has moved on. She is in a serious relationship with a successful businessman who is from the Eastern part of Nigeria. The actress’ relationship with this very tall and athletic built man is said to look like it is altar-bound.

This is because the new man is said to spoil her silly and he’s the one that sponsored her trip to the United States and also donated some money into her cosmetics business. It was also revealed that Oge’s new man is also a single father who is said to be separated from his baby mama and he shuttles between Nigeria and Europe.
The mother of two and her former husband, Stanley Duru, walked out of their marriage which produced two children on infidelity allegations from both parties.

Ibinabo Fiberesima releases statement; Says she's still AGN president

Read the statement after the cut. ...
The President of Actors’ Guild of Nigeria, Ibinabo Fiberesima Egbuka wishes to express her heartfelt appreciation to her members, Nollywood practitioners and teeming fans. The love and support you have shown towards her is overwhelming. The moment the news of the court ruling filtered in on the 16th of March 2015, Our office have received a barrage of phone calls, emails and text messages from so many people expressing their concern, support and love. Some made us laugh, some made us cry.
A particular individual sent a picture which is attached and said “I don’t know you but may this love in your heart never leave your industry. Love conquers hate. Love is what your industry needs and you carry it so hate will look for every reason to fight you whether genuine or not”. That, made me cry.  

Sadly, that fellow’s prophecy have also come true as a few people that don’t mean well for the industry have used the opportunity to ferment trouble and open old wounds. This is not right. Hence, It is important to make certain clarifications on the matters on ground.

1.       The news of the court ruling annulling the November 2012 elections is true and as law abiding citizens, we will not do anything outside our constitutional right. 
2.       We have expressed our right and have appealed the case.
3.       The Judgment did not make Emeka Ike the president of the Actors’ guild of Nigeria.
4.       The court judgment points to the direction that the election that brought me in was illegal.
5.       The case in question is between actor Emeka Ike , the board of trustees and the Segun Arinze lead government of National unity. It is not between I and Emeka Ike as some blogs have wrongly reported. I have no issues with Emeka Ike.
6.        The Board of trustees has done well to uphold our constitution’s provision that there cannot be a lacuna in government, hence Ibinabo Fiberesima Egbuka remains the President of Actors Guild of Nigeria.
7.       Ibinabo Fiberesima Egbuka remains committed to the well-being of the acting community of Nigeria. That is what she was elected to do. That, she we will continue to do.
AGN….. The show must go on.

Ekine Stronghold
Media Coordinator

The Benefits of 'Beauty Sleep'

You've probably already noticed that when you skimp on sleep, it shows on your face. Tired skin sags, bags, and loses its luster.
“Lack of sleep causes blood vessels to dilate, causing the look of dark circles,” says dermatologist Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco. Sleepily rubbing your eyes doesn't help those dark rings. 
Below are some benefits of beauty sleep....

Faster-Healing Skin

“Beauty sleep” is real. Your skin uses sleep hours to heal itself from the day’s damage. When you drift off, your skin gets the chance to improve. That’s why you may wake up looking fresh and rosy.

Fewer Breakouts

More sleep, clearer skin. Lack of sleep can lead to stress, which causes pimples and blackheads, even in adults. In one study, experts found that college students had more breakouts when they were stressed out, such as during exam time.

Brighter Eyes

Want eyes that sparkle? Don’t let dark circles steal their spotlight. Dark circles often run in families, but they can look even darker if you aren’t getting enough shut-eye. To disguise them, apply a light layer of eye cream as a primer. Then dab on and blend in a dot of concealer one to two shades lighter than your skin tone.
Woman Sleeping in Bed

You Look “Better”!

Sure, you may feel fine running on fumes, but your friends, family, and coworkers are apt to notice. Researchers in Sweden asked a study group to look at pictures of sleep-starved people vs. ones who’d had eight hours. The well-rested people seemed healthier, less tired — and more attractive.

Outsmart Puffiness

You wake up with puffy eyes because fluid collects around them when your head lies flat on the bed. Solution: Prop your head above your heart at night with a couple of pillows. Still packing bags under your eyes? Apply a cold cloth to the area for a minute or two in the morning.

Moved On! Meet The New Woman In Nick Cannon's Life

Nick Cannon is back on the dating scene after his six-year marriage to Mariah Carey came to an end earlier this year.
The America's Got Talent host is now romantically linked to model Jessica White and the two are said to be keeping a low profile "out of respect for Nick's family since the divorce is not final."
According to E! News, Jessica and Nick have been friends for some time now, and reiterated that they were "purely just friends" during his marriage to the legendary pop star.

No more postponement of elections —Jega

CHAIRMAN, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, on Wednesday, assured the nation that there would be no further postponement of the general election, saying the elections will hold as scheduled on March 28 and April 11.
Professor Jega gave the assurance in Abuja, on Wednesday, while speaking at an interactive session with the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, a coalition of over 60 civil society organisations, adding that the commission was fully prepared for the exercise.
He disclosed that already, 11 states had, so far, achieved over 90 per cent permanent voter card (PVC) collection, while others had also been impressive.
According to him, the commission had put to good use, the six-week extension of the polls, adding that “we are now adequately ready for the elections, which have been rescheduled to March 28 and April 11.
“I want to say that I’ve not seen any indication from anywhere that there is a desire for another postponement of this election. So, we are all focused on March 28 and April 11.”

US urges Jega, INEC to use Card Reader In The General Elections

The United States has urged Prof. Attahiru Jega and INEC to use the Permanent Voters Card(PVC) and the Smart Card Readers in the general elections slated for March 28 and April 11.

The US government through its vice president, Joe Biden spoke with President Goodluck Jonathan as well as APC presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari on the forthcoming presidential election. 

In a statement issued by the US embassy today, Biden commended President Jonathan and Buhari for signing the Abuja peace accord in mid January. He further expressed support INEC and it's work to deliver free, fair and credible elections. 

The introduction of PVC and Card Reader for use in the general election has been a subject of hot debate in Nigeria. 

Court strikes out suit challenging use of PVCs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may have been given the go ahead to make use of the the PVCs for the conduct of the forthcoming general elections.
This is because a suit filed by a group, Society for Advancement and Protection of Public Rights, seeking a court order to stop INEC from using the PVCs for the general elections was on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, struck out by justice Abdulkadir Abdul-Kafarati of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The plaintiff hinged its prayers on the ground that the use of the card readers was likely to lead to the disenfranchisement of eligible voters, arguing that since INEC had not engaged in trial application of the PVCs and card readers, the effectiveness of the machine could not be guaranteed.

Pope Francis commends Nigerian priests for standing strong in the face of Boko Haram violence

Pope Francis has applauded the bravery of Nigerian priests who have stood strong in the face of Boko Haram violence and worked to build bridges with the Muslim community. 
“How can we fail to remember the priests, religious men and women, missionaries and catechists (lay teachers) who, despite untold sacrifices, never abandoned their flock, but remained at their service,” the Argentinian pope was quoted as saying by AFP in an open letter on Tuesday. 
“I wish here to express my heartfelt thanks to you, because in the midst of so many trials and sufferings the Church in Nigeria does not cease to witness to hospitality, mercy and forgiveness,” he said. 
Pope Francis also slammed the militants as “people who claim to be religious, but who instead abuse religion, to make of it an ideology for their own distorted interests of exploitation and murder.”

APC Is My Final Bus Stop - Atiku

Former VP Atiku Abubakar took to his twitter to reaffirm his commitment to APC after his meeting with Pres. GEJ sparked rumors he was decamping to PDP. 

Kendall Jenner Denies Granting Interview About Her Dad Bruce Jenner's Sex Change

Kendall Jenner has denied that she spoke out about her dad Bruce Jenner, who is expected to transition into a woman this year.
The "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star took to Twitter to address the false claims last night.

US Weekly reported that the 19-year-old was in full support of her father's decision.

They quoted her to say: "I love my dad. He's always been there for me and my sisters.
"He's a wonderful man. And just because he's changing shoes now, so to speak, doesn't make him less wonderful. 
"I will always love my dad, whether he's a man or a woman."
Reacting to this, she tweeted; "How is it legal for someone to "quote" someone and publish it if in fact you never said what was quoted."
"Shame on US Weekly for making up quotes. I NEVER said those things. I never spoke to them."
She said she never did an interview with the publication and the quotes are completely false.