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Thursday, October 8, 2015

President Buhari And Vice President Osibanjo Receive Centenary City Board in Abuja

President Mohammadu Buhari, GCFR and Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo, SAN Receives the Board and Management of Centenary City Plc. in Audience

The management of Centenary City Plc. wrote Mr. President on behalf of the Board to seek audience for a courtesy call on His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR following the Company’s 10th Board meeting scheduled to hold on 27th August 2015.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Diezani Alison-Madueke Saga is 90% Fiction and 10% Political Brouhaha

Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke has suddenly snatched the headlines from Boko Haram since she was arrested in London and released on bail last Friday on allegations of bribery, corruption and money laundering.

Diezani Alison-Madueke Saga: Oil Tycoon Jide Omokore Questioned, Not Arrested Over Money Laundering

Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria's former Petroleum Minister.
Jide Omokore Questioned, Not Arrested

Mr. Jide Omokore, the billionaire oil tycoon and a major player in the oil and gas sector during the Goodluck Jonathan administration has not been arrested over corruption and money laundering charges by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as first reported by Reuters and subsequently cited by this news website.
Reuters quoted an official at the EFCC as the source of its original report.

However, according to THEWILL Mr. Omokore was at the EFCC office in Abuja on Monday where he was questioned and allowed to go home after his Lagos home and office were raided by EFCC officials over the weekend.
THEWILL spoke to Mr. Omokore on the phone on Tuesday afternoon Nigerian time (2.31pm) and he said he was in his Abuja residence.
Calls to EFCC spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwajaren did not go through.


Meanwhile, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has denied arresting one of the oil players in the country, identified as a close business associate of the former oil minister and Atlantic Energy Chairman, Olajide Omokore. However, Vanguard learned that the commission interrogated Omokore and released him on administrative bail.
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Saturday, October 3, 2015

We Need More Bloggers for the Billion Dollar Social Media Marketing Industry

With the largest population and largest economy in Africa, more than 140 million users of GSM phones and over 67 million Nigerians on the internet, Nigeria should have thousands of bloggers. But I doubt if there are up to 1000 active bloggers in Nigeria.

Japan Takes 41 Places Among World's Top 800 Universities

The celebration of the 55th anniversary Hasanuddin University awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Economy Politics to Drs. H. M. Jusuf Kalla. Hasanuddin University also gave Sultan Hasanuddin Award to Professor Koji Tanaka (Director of Young Researcher Development Center (The Hakuba Center) Kyoto Universiy, Japan and Professor Katsuya Osozawa (Director of Asia Africa Center) Ehime University, Japan for their dedication and cooperation to strengthen the relationship between Hasanuddin University and universities in Japan.  

Japan Takes 41 Places Among World's Top 800 Universities
Times Higher Education Publishes Expanded World University Rankings 2015-16

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Photo of the Day:President Buhari Releases Pigeon for 55th Independence Anniversary of Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari releasing pigeon as a symbol of peace to celebrate the 55th Independence Anniversary of Nigeria at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Photo Credit: NAIRALAND.  

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Buy Yourself A Brain, If You Are Insulting Femi Fani-Kayode for Saying the Truth

Femi Fani-Kayode.

Buy yourself a brain, if you are one of the silly Nigerians attacking and insulting former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, for saying the bitter truth on the atrocities of the barbaric Hausa Fulani herdsmen trespassing the lands of others with impunity and have murdered more than 10, 000 innocent Nigerians, including babies; destroying farmlands and raping women and female children.
Answer these questions:
Have you seen the arrest and prosecution of any of these Hausa Fulani herdsmen for their hellish crimes?
Has President Muhammadu Buhari condemned these Hausa Fulani herdsmen?
They have disarmed the vigilante groups in Benue and Plateau states, but did they disarm these rampaging and trespassing Hausa Fulani herdsmen on killing sprees in the middle belt and other parts of Nigeria?
Is it legal and lawful for Hausa Fulani herdsmen to acquire and use military weapons?

See the following report on
Fulani Herdsmen Are Still Killing Plateau Farmers [GRAPHIC PHOTOS]

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Happy 55th Birthday Nigeria!

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Christians and Muslims To Work Together in Nigeria

Christian and Muslim leaders hold talks in Nigeria. Photo Credit: JIHAD WATCH.
Christians and Muslims To Work Together in Nigeria

GENEVA, 29 September 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Key stakeholders in a new inter-religious centre in Nigeria have met to plan for the centre and its work, set to launch in March 2016.

The meeting was held at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland, 27 to 28 September.

Institutions represented were the Jordanian Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought (RABIIT), the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN) and Jama'atu Nasril Islam (JNI).

The project has developed as a result of a high-level international inter-religious visit to Nigeria by representatives of the WCC and RABIIT in 2012.

Speaking about the significance of the project, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC, said, “Muslims and Christians can, through this initiative, hear each other's stories, share each other's pain, and begin to heal. This centre is a significant common project for Muslims and Christian leaders in Nigeria and a pioneering work in inter-religious encounter.”

Attendees shared their vision for the work of the centre, which is intended to act as an impetus for healing and reconciliation in Nigeria, given the recent incidents of conflict in the country. The governance, management and programme of the centre are intended to model Nigerian Christians and Muslims working together on issues of concern to all Nigerians.

The evocative phrase “In the sandals of the other” was proposed as a descriptive title for the centre. In the first year of its operation, the centre will work on supporting victims of violence who are suffering from trauma, with a particular focus on women and young people. It will also share examples of people working together to support each other across religious boundaries, as well as beginning substantial data collection.

Participants of the meeting included Dr Khalid A Abubakar, Ms Lamya Al-Khraisha, Dr Clare Amos, Dr Usman Muhammad Bugaje, Mr Sulayman Hart, Dr Gina Lende, Rt Rev. Prof Emele Mba Uka, Rev. Dr Yusuf Ibrahim Wushishi, Dr Yakubu Joseph and Ms Marietta Ruhland.

SOURCE World Council of Churches (WCC)  

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Terrorism Most Immediate Problem for New Nigerian Government - President Buhari

Terrorism Most Immediate Problem for New Nigerian Government, President Buhari Tells UN
Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard.
YORK, 28 September 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The new Nigerian Government has many issues to contend with but none as important as defeating the terrorist threat posed by Boko Haram and bringing back the Chibok girls unharmed, the country's President declared at the United Nations General Assembly today.

“Boko Haram's war against the people of Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon may not attract as much worldwide attention as the wars in the Middle East but the suffering is just as great and the human cost is equally high,” Muhammadu Buhari said in his address to the Assembly's high-level debate.

Stating that Nigerians are on the front lines of the war on terror, he said the battle is between progress and chaos; between democracy and the rule of law.

“Boko Haram celebrates violence against the weak and the innocent and deplorably, they hide behind their perverted interpretation of Islam. Boko Haram is as far away from Islam as anyone can think of.”

Mr. Buhari, who was elected President in March, informed fellow world leaders that the new Government is attacking the problems it inherited head-on.

“We intend to tackle inequalities arising from massive unemployment and previous government policies favouring a few people to the detriment of the many. We intend to emphasize quality technological education for development and lay foundation for comprehensive care of the aged, the disadvantaged and the infirm.

“But for now, terrorism is the immediate problem,” he stressed.

The President outlined a number of steps being taken, adding that Nigeria and her neighbours Cameroon, Chad and Niger plus Benin are working together to face this common threat within the regional framework of the Lake Chad Basin Commission.

“We have established a multinational joint task force to confront, degrade and defeat Boko Haram. We have driven them away from many of their strongholds, killed or captured many of their operatives or commanders and freed several hundreds of hostages.

“One of our major aims is to rescue the Chibok girls alive and unharmed. We are working round the clock to ensure their safety and eventual reunion with their families. Chibok girls are constantly on our minds and in our plans,” he stated.

Some 276 girls were abducted by Boko Haram from their school in Chibok, located in Nigeria's restive north-eastern Borno state, in April 2014, as the militant group ramped up brutal attacks targeting the country's children. Some 200 of the girls were released from captivity in April of this year.

SOURCE UN News Centre  

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