Friday, May 29, 2015

Can Muhammadu Buhari Curb The Lavish Lifestyles Of Nigeria’s Political Elite?

Written by Remi Adekoya.  It’s an interesting read. Enjoy!

In a country where 62% of the population lives in extreme poverty, a Nigerian senator takes home roughly £1.1m every year in salary plus benefits. MPs must make do with £900,000. In comparison, David Cameron earns £142,500 as UK prime minister.

Nigeria’s lawmakers fly first class, lodge in the priciest rooms at the fanciest hotels and live in Beverly Hills-style mansions, all at the public’s expense. And they get away with this in a country where millions go to bed hungry. But Muhammadu Buhari, who has been officially sworn in as Nigeria’s head of state today after winning presidential elections in March, has vowed to lead a different, more modest kind of lifestyle and to cut down on what he terms “wastages”.

Photos: Thugs Beat Dailytrust Reporter Blue-Black At Gov. Al-Makura’s Inauguration

The Nasarawa State correspondent of Daily Trust, Hir Joseph will be regretting ever stepping into the venue where Governor Al-Makura of Nasarawa State was sworn in today. Joseph who had earlier wrote that Al-Makura shouldn’t be sworn-in as the state governor was pounced on by some thugs believed to be working for the governor while the governor was taking his oath of office. It took the intervention of the police to rescue Joseph who had already been beaten badly by the thugs. Some of his colleagues who also questioned the thugs were also harassed. See a photo of Joseph lying helplessly on the floor after the cut.

Photos From ‘Tunde Wear It All’ Wedding & His Pre-Wedding Photos

Hahaha a lot of Lagos girls have been waiting for this day with many praying to be in his lucky bride’s shoes. Babatunde Rufai popularly known as ‘Tunde Wear It All’ tied the knot on the 23rd of May, 2015 in Lagos with his stunning beauty, Feyi.

Tunde is the CEO of Wear It All Clothing & Accessories while he also oversees Ruffy communications and he is also very well into entertainment. Alot of dignitaries attended the wedding which a lot of people have said turned out to be a carnival. Ice Prince and Orezi played nice tunes to the delight of guests. See more photos after the cut.

Dencia Shows Off Her Shoe Closet

She showed it off this evening on her IG page. She says it’s a room full of shoes.

Funke Akindele, AY, Dayo Amusa Spotted At The Inaugural Ball Dinner For AMBODE

Funke Akindele, Dayo Amusa, Ik Ogbonna, Alex Ekubo and Ayo Makun are some of the celebrities presently at The Inaugural Ball Dinner in honour Of His Excellency Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the new Governor Of Lagos State and Her Excellency Dr (Mrs) Idiat Oluranti Adebule, the Deputy Governor Of Lagos State. See more photos after the cut. Btw, the governor really looks good in white.

Photo: Past Leaders Spotted Making Use Of An Ipad

The change has started. Even General Olusegun Obasanjo, Abdusalami Abubakar and Shonekan wants to know what the youths are saying on twitter. This happened today at the inauguration
 ceremony. Like someone said, it’s time to listen to the Youths, GMB will, others have no choice but to listen too. Change is indeed here! We love it! 

The Funny Side Of Oby Ezekwesili

The former Minister of Education and convener of the Bringbackourgirls group, Oby Ezekwesili has helped the newly sworn-in president clarify one of the statements he made today, that Nigerians have jokingly taken to mean something else. The president today during his inaugural speech had said ‘I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody’, but so many Nigerians online have been creating memes of it and attributing it also to husband and wives in marriage. Some of them even went as far as making memes saying the first lady has just been chilling and looking at the president. But Mrs Ezekwesili deemed it fit to intervene and tell them it does not apply in a marriage. Her tweet;

Akinwunmi Appoints SSG, Chief Of Staff, Others

Newly sworn-in Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has announced the appointment of Secretary to the State Government, Chief of Staff, Chief Press Secretary and Principal Private Secretary.

Akinwunmi appointed Tunji Bello, a journalist and lawyer and former Commissioner for Environment as Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Samuel Olukunle Ojo as the Chief of Staff.

Abiodun Bamgboye was appointed Principal Private Secretary, while Habib Adamson Aruna, Editor of Sunday Independent, was appointed the Chief Press Secretary.‎ We say big congrats to the appointed officers.

US Removes Cuba From List Of State Sponsors Of Terror

The United States has removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. The move eliminates a major obstacle toward restoring diplomatic ties. The change now allows Cuba to conduct banking in the United States, among other activities.

The removal has been one of Cuba's key demands, as leaders from both countries have repeatedly met to negotiate the details of restoring diplomatic relations, including the opening of embassies in Washington and Havana.

Last week, diplomats met in Washington, but failed to come to an agreement on opening embassies.

Photos: Dangote, Wale Tinubu, Tony Elumelu, Otedola All Attend Buhari’s Inauguration

See more photos below.

Photos: We Can Not Be In Nigeria Without Visiting BBOG- EU Delegates

The Foreign Minister of Latvia and members of the European Union after attending the inauguration ceremony this morning paid a visit to the sit out venue of the Bring Back Our Girls Group (BBOG).  

The delegates promised that EU which comprise of 28 state members will join their voices with that of the group to continue to fight to bring back the girls.

“We are all together in this…We admire your courage and resilience, Well done” Latvian Foreign Minister told the members of the group. Continue below to see more photos after the cut.

Today’s Giveaway Is Here…

Takes a deep breathe!!! At least I can now relax small and post the giveaway of today after our amiable president and his vice have been sworn in. So the giveaway starts now. 2 lucky winners will win 20k as usual, like we do every Friday. Our lucky numbers for today will be 595 and number 1000. Hahaha let a late comer also win, lol. Goodluck guys!

Giveaway: Our Last Week Winners Are;

Hehehe and today both winners went to the East…lol. Our two winners of last week giveaway are Juliet Ohamara and  Obinna Azubuko. It shows we are not tribalistic, it shows whoever wins gets the money. No Ojoro, the blog belongs to every Nigerian, so it’s not just about Yorubas winning, as a matter of fact, we have had more winners from other tribes than my tribe, Yoruba, but me don’t care, I am a Nigerian not Yoruba and it’s a lucky game. Lol… Big congrats to the winners.

IGP Commends His Men Over Professional Conduct At Inauguration Ceremonies Today Across The Nation

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase NPM, fdc has commended all officers and men on their professional conduct during the inauguration ceremonies of new government at the Federal and State levels across the country.

The IGP wishes to re-affirm the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to providing a peaceful, stable, orderly and secured environment for democracy and other socio-economic activities to thrive.  He pledges therefore, that the Force will rededicate itself to the respect and protection of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, particularly as it relates to the observance and enforcement of the fundamental human rights of all, including the rights to freedom of expression, association, assembly, life, etc - without which democracy and democratic gains cannot be attained and enjoyed. The IGP wishes all Nigerians safe and crime-free celebrations, they wrote on the Police website.

Photos: When Mrs Orelope Stepped Out For ‘Spirit Of Lagos’ Event

The former deputy governor of Lagos State stepped out during the week for the Spirit Of Lagos Event looking so dashing! Though she was still the Deputy Governor of the State when she stepped out, we couldn’t but help commend her looks. Looking younger and more stunning than ever! We like!!

Photos From Gov. Ibikunle Amosun’s Inauguration Ceremony

He was sworn-in today for the 2nd time as the Gov. of Ogun State. See more photos after the cut.

Such A ‘Clawwn’! Rotimi Amaechi Is All Out Dancing As Buhari Is Sworn-In

Oh dear! After fighting and ensuring Buhari won the presidential race, former Governor Rotimi Amaechi who handed over today, was not only in Abuja, but he went with his drums! The Ex-Governor was seen dancing and drumming right from the car park as he arrived for the inauguration ceremony. Those who know him, knows his attitude is always different when it comes to his party, APC, or when it comes to the new president, Muhammadu Buhari. Such joy! Someone please send me photos of Tinubu jubiliating, that dance must be special.

Aisha Buhari & Daughters Take A Quick Family Photo

The photo was taken this morning before they stepped out for the inauguration. Such a happy family! Abi if na you nko, you no go smile? Lol

Photos: President Abandons Lunch For Mosque

   The president excusing himself  from the lunch                   Being guided to his car

The new president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has excused himself from the lunch he is currently hosting at the Villa to go to the mosque to observe his prayers. He has since left the guests in the hands of the vice-president pending when he will get back from mosque. Talk about God first.

She’s A Queen! Oshiomole & Wife Attend Pres. Buhari’s Aso Villa’s Lunch Hosting

Newly married Edo State Governor and his wife, Lara Fortes are among the Nigerian dignitaries currently at Aso Villa where the president is hosting invited Heads of States and some Nigerian dignitaries to a lunch. She sure shines like a diamond!

Photos: Bayelsa Set To Receive Jonathan In Grand Style + How People Wished Him Farewell At Portharcourt

Some of the pictures are very emotional. After serving Nigeria for about six years, the people of Bayelsa State are set to receive former President Goodluck Jonathan. The former president who is on his way to his home in Otuoke stopped over at Port Harcourt International Airport where he received a hearty welcome from the people. See photos of his arrival and departure at Port Harcourt airport with the first lady who was absent at President Buhari's inauguration this morning. after the cut 

Photos: Mrs Buhari’s Outfit To Her Husband’s Inauguration This Morning

Here are full photos of the first lady’s outfit to her husband’s inauguration this morning. Don't you just love her simplicity?

Photos: President Buhari Hosts Invited Heads Of States To Lunch At Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari is presently hosting Head of States who witnessed his inauguration few hours ago at the Villa. See more photos from the lunch after the cut.

Mercy Aigbe & Kids Cover Motherhood In-Style Magazine

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry alongside her son and daughter, cover the latest issue of Motherhood In-Style Magazine slaying it with their denim-on-denim swag. See more photos from the shoot after the cut.

El-Rufai’s Inauguration Ends Abruptly As Youths Pelt Dignitaries With Stones, Others

The inauguration of Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State ended abruptly on Friday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that El-Rufai could not review the parade mounted by the police as some youths pelted dignitaries with water sachets, stones and other objects in the pavilion.

This prompted security agents to fire tear gas into the crowd at the Murtala Square, Kaduna.

Media Perspectives Partners & Leading Nigeria Brands To Launch Good Morning Nigeria

Leading Media buying and planning agency, Media Perspectives, in collaboration with ARM, Coca-Cola, Jumia, Leadway, Mansard and Samsung has announced the launch of the Good Morning Nigeria initiative.

Good morning Nigeria (GMN) is a CSR as well as advertising-funded initiative that will enable subscribers enjoy free talk time within the hours of 5am to 8am daily. The initiative, which will kick off on Democracy Day, May 29, 2015, will require callers to subscribe to make them eligible to enjoy free calls.

PDP Wishes Buhari Good Health, Vigour & Wisdom As He Rules Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated the 5th democratically elected President  of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh  Friday, May 29th, the new opposition party wished the new President success in piloting the affairs of the country in the next four years. Read the statement after the cut.

READ President Muhammadu Buhari’s Full Inaugural Speech

Inaugural speech by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari following his swearing-in as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria today, May 29th, 2015.

I am immensely grateful to God Who Has preserved us to witness this day and this occasion. Today marks a triumph for Nigeria and an occasion to celebrate her freedom and cherish her democracy. Nigerians have shown their commitment to democracy and are determined to entrench its culture. Our journey has not been easy but thanks to the determination of our people and strong support from friends abroad we have today a truly democratically elected government in place. Continue...

Inauguration: Caption This Photo

Found it on twitter. Lol

Inaugural Speech: I Belong To Nobody, I Will End Boko Haram & Rescue Chibok Girls

The newly sworn-in president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has WARNED again that he belongs to nobody but EVERYBODY. The president said this during his inaugural speech at the Eagle Square after he was sworn in. I am immensely grateful to God, today marks a triumph for Nigeria, he said.

He also hailed the outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan and acknowledged the social media for making his efforts come through. Continue...