Thursday, 26 November 2015

Audu Abubakar’s son chosen by Kogi APC leaders as his father's replacement

Mohammed Audu, the 43-year-old first son of deceased Abubakar Audu, has been nominated to replace his father as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress.
Abubakar Audu died on Sunday, November 22, after leading in the Kogi governorship election, which was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Consequently, INEC gave the APC permission to conduct a fresh primary election to choose another candidate for the December 5 supplementary election.
On Thursday, after a meeting in Lokoja, the leaders of the APC in Kogi East Senatorial District, nominated Mohammed to take the place of his dead father.
Daniel Isah, spokesperson of the Kogi leaders, said they chose Mohammed Audu after due consultations and were determined to back him during the primaries.
Isah would also appeal to the national leadership of the ruling party to ratify their decision in the overall interest of Kogi state.

Singer, Olamide Bereaved; Loses Father

Singer, Olamide has lost his dad. The superstar artist wrote a message on Instagram using a photo of a solid black background, which is used to depict the loss of a loved one.
He wrote,
“O God, who hast commanded us to honor our father and our mother; in Thy mercy have pity on the soul of my father, and forgive his trespasses; and make me to see him again in the joy of everlasting brightness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.😇Rest well Dad.. Forever in my heart❤ 
Olamide’s father has been a topic in his music at least twice. On his ‘Street OT’ album released in 2014, Olamide wrote about his father getting shot by armed robbers on the track ‘1999’. He also raps about his father on his popular song ‘Anifowose’.

Will Smith: Actor descirbes 20-year marriage as "gruelling" and "excruciating"

Will Smith has been married to Jada Pinkett Smith for 20 years - which is a lifetime in Hollywood.

Two of the pair's children, Willow and Jaden, have even followed in their parents' footsteps in starting their own music and acting careers.

But he's admitted it hasn't been easy. In fact, he's says his marriage has been "grueling" and "excruciating" at times, which takes a brave man to admit...
"We've been married 20 years and we've been asking ourselves [what's the secret to marriage] and really at the end of the day it's just not quitting," he told Entertainment Tonight.
"You can't expect it to be easy. It's like our marriage was the most difficult, grueling, excruciating thing that we have ever taken on in our lives. And you know we're just not quitters."
So that's it according to Smith; don't be a quitter.

Their marriage has been dogged by rumours of divorce in recent months, so Will took to Facebook to end the speculation.
Will wrote: "So, in the interest of redundant, repetitious, over & over-again-ness... Jada and I are...NOT GETTING A DIVORCE!!!!!!!!!!!!! (sic)"

South Africa Threatens To Jail Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

The South African government has threatened a jail term for Chris Oyakhilome if his church, Christ Embassy, fails to release its financial records, the South African-based News24 reports.

The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CPPCRLC) said several religious leaders in the country could be jailed if they fail to comply with the demands of the commission.

The commission said it was investigating the commercialization of religion and abuse of people’s beliefs and had summoned several churches to appear before it with their ordination certificate, registration certificate, bank statements, and annual financial statements from 2012.

ThokoMkhwanazi-Xaluva said the commission had been forced to take a legal route because some of the church leaders had failed to comply with her commission’s directive.

Some of these religious leaders will face prison if they do not comply and we have been clear about our course of action,” Mkhwanazi-Xaluva told News24.
“Some religious leaders have also threatened the commission, which is leading us towards the legal route.”
Mr. Oyakhilome, the founder of Christ Embassy, had indicated he would take a legal action to stop the commission from forcing it to open his books, according to Ms. Mkhwanazi-Xaluva.

Six months after, Obasanjo congratulates Jonathan for successful handover to Buhari

Almost six months after the change of government, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has for the first time congratulated former President Goodluck Jonathan for successfully handing over to President Muhammadu Buhari and commended him for continuing to have faith in Nigeria.

Obasanjo’s commendation was contained in his reply to President Jonathan’s earlier notification of his plans to establish a foundation following the end of his term in office as president.

Obasanjo’s letter dated October 12, 2015, Premium Times reports read:
Dear President Goodluck Jonathan,
“I write to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of September 22, 2015. I take this opportunity to congratulate you on your successful handover to the current President of Nigeria, H.E. President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I am happy to note that you had a good rest and time with your family during the break. I hope you also had time to reflect and see what lessons you have learned and what you can bequeath to others.
“All of us who have had experience in our service to the nation and to humanity must not put it under the bushel.
“I have to commend you and your Foundation, Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, for the faith you continue to have in Nigeria.
“Maybe seeking how to be better and more serviceable to the nation and humanity is also a form of penitence and soul-searching to give conscience a relief and to show remorse.
“I wish you well as you continue to forge ahead with your activities in the coming months and years. If there is any area you feel I can be of help, you should not hesitate to call on me.
Yours Sincerely,
Olusegun Obasanjo
Recall that ex-President Jonathan on September 22, wrote his god-father, Obasanjo, informing him of his plans to set up a foundation through which he would continue to service humanity.

Dbanj's Ex, Bonang Matheba Shares Gorgeous Swimwear Photos As She Enjoys Her Vacation

Bonang Matheba was recently awarded as South African’s Style Icon on Sunday and we totally see the reason why.
The TV personality and socialite is pretty in everything and anythings she wears, even a swimwear.
Bonang who is currently on vacation in an unknown island, shared some interesting swimwear photos with her over 600k followers and it has left us drooling.
Check out the amazing photos below;
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Bode George’s Wife ‘Roli’ Appointed As Acting Chairman Of NDLEA

The wife of a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party, Bode George, Mrs Roli Bode George has been appointed as the acting chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), hence becoming the first woman to head the anti-narcotic agency.
NDLEA RoliShe was appointed following the retirement of the former chairman of the anti-drug agency Ahmadu Giade on Wednesday November 25th after serving the agency for 10 years.
Recall, Mrs Bode George was appointed DG of the agency in June 2014 by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Social and political pundits have attributed the appointment as a shift in gender balancing as the President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed few women in position of high authority compared to his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan.
Speaking on the appointment, Chairperson of Women Initiative Group (WING) Tinuade Joseph described the appointment as a step in the right direction in “redressing the gender imbalance in the recent appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari.”

Senate Gives Buhari 2 Weeks Ultimatum To End Fuel Scarcity

The President of Nigeria and Minister of Petroleum Resources, Muhammadu Buhari has been given a two-week ultimatum by the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) to resolve the issue of fuel scarcity bedevilling the nation.

The deadline came on the heels of a disclosure by the Pipeline Products Marketing Company (PPMC), that Nigeria lost an outrageous N50 billion in ten months

Chairman of the Petroleum committee, Senator Uche Ekwunife, who gave the directive on Thursday, November 26 in Abuja, during the committee’s meeting with top officials of Ministry of Petroleum Resources, insisted that the petroleum minister must not only end the scarcity but ensure that fuel was sold to the public at government’s controlled price of N87.00 per litre.
Senator Ekwunife, who was representing Anambra South, on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, frowned at the ongoing fuel crisis, saying Nigerians were suffering untold hardship following the development.
Fuming over what was described as unnecessary fuel crisis, Ekwunife, said:
“We are mandating the Minister of Petroleum Resources, the Permanent Secretary and heads of agencies to stop this fuel scarcity in two weeks.
“We are giving a target now, we don’t want to know how you would achieve it. Nigerians want to see an end to this fuel scarcity,”