Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to make the economy very attractive through job creation, saying such would discourage the emigration of youths to Dubai, where he said many Nigerian graduates had turned to drivers and cooks.
The National Chairman of ACPN, Chief Olu Okunriboye, stated this in an interview with our correspondent after the party’s National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja.
The ACPN was formed by the late Chief Abubakar Olusola Saraki, the renowned late godfather of Kwara politics.
Okunriboye said, “What we need to do is proper planning; good and qualitative education and good medical facilities. Nigeria has a lot to do. Many Nigerians now go to Malaysia, Singapore, China and Japan for greener pastures. Dubai was not a strong country, but a small island before. They don’t have oil but today they have too much money. Everybody go to Dubai and when you get there, we don’t pay in Naira.
“Now, many Nigerians have turned to drivers and cooks in Dubai to the extent that the advertisement was placed in the newspapers. I am not saying that driving or cooking is not good. We have a grade and level. They are all graduates and they were pushed to that level because of unemployment. There is nothing wrong with that. If Nigerians now could go to become drivers and cooks, tomorrow, they will become conditions lesser.”
Above is the photo of her as she was being sworn in today October 16th. Big congrats to her!
Actress and incumbent President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ibinabo Fiberisima has won the Presidential election once again of the Guild, making this her second term in office.
The Anambra State House of Assembly has affirmed its faith in the reforms of the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano with a unanimous vote of confidence in the seven-month-old administration during its plenary at the Legislative Complex, Awka.
In a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Chief Hafford Okeke, representing Awka South II Constituency, the member drew the attention of his colleagues to the gradual transformation of Anambra State into a secured and stable state for investment from both local and foreign businessmen and commended governor Obiano for making these possible.
Citing the return of sanity at Upper Iweka and relative peace in parts of the state as a result of the governor Obiano security initiatives, Mr. Okeke also noted the massive investments in agriculture, development of the oil and gas sector and massive infrastructure and road projects across the state as clear indications of a focused and performing administration and called on the members to recognise and applaud the governor.
Seconding the motion, member representing Anambra East Constituency, Mr. Obinna Emenaka said Governor Obiano has touched both human and physical infrastructures in Anambra State within a few months in office.
This position was buttressed by other members, who supported the motion, including the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon Paul Onyeka and the Deputy Speaker, Prince Chukwudi Orizu, who eulogised the governor for his giant strides in the area of security.
Also contributing to the motion, member representing Onitsha North 1 Constituency, Mr. Chugbo Enwezor and his counterpart from Aguata 2 Constituency, Mr. Ikem Uzoezie said Obiano had re-enforced confidence of APGA faithful that the future was bright for Ndi Anambra. They commended the governor’s prudence as well as his managerial and financial drive for the increase in the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) within a short span from N400 million to a target of N1billion by the end of 2014.
In her contribution, member representing Nnewi South 2 Constituency, Mrs. Rita Maduagwu lauded Governor Obianos’ state-of-the-art crime prevention and security strategy, which she noted had secured many parts of Anambra from the grip of kidnappers and armed robbers and called on members to commend and support the governor in order to achieve more. Several other contributors praised the governor for his landmark achievements that had energised the citizens across party lines to once more openly express optimism in the growth and progress of the state.
Following the preponderance of positive contributions and support for the motion, Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Princess Chinwe Nwaebili read out the submissions on the motion for vote of confidence on Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano as passed.
Following the overwhelming passage of the motion, lawmakers, after plenary agreed to pay a solidarity visit to Governor Obiano to convey their position. At the Governors’ Lodge, the Speaker, Princess Nwaebili, told Obiano that the visit was to express solidarity and unalloyed support for him for his good works.
Said the Speaker: “Your Excellency, only this afternoon, a classic motion endorsing and commending your administration was unanimously moved and passed by the members of the House of Assembly. In the motion, all members spoke extensively on your unparalleled achievements in the areas of security, road, agriculture, internally-generated revenue etc. The House marveled that you were able to achieve so much in just under eight months.
“Our meeting with you this evening is to further re-assure you that the entire members of the House, irrespective of party affiliations, are in support of your good works and to ask you to ignore planted news stories on the net by disgruntled politicians who would want to distract you.”
Princess Nwaebili warned detractors against creating disaffection between the executive and legislative arms, saying the lawmakers would stoutly resist any external influence to that effect. She pointed out that the House was not unmindful of moves by enemies of progress to ruin the good working relationship and collaboration between the two arms and said any attempt to cause disaffection would fail woefully. The Speaker urged the governor to ignore planted news reports on the internet and other distractive tendencies by detractors.
“Let me assure you that in matters connected with the development of the state, the House is non-partisan and will always speak with one voice. And to the extent that you continue along the lines you are presently toeing, we, as true representatives of Ndi Anambra will continue to be with you.
“Nobody, I repeat nobody among the Hon. members and staff is harbouring ill feelings against you and any external influence that tries to cause disaffection between you and the House will be stoutly resisted and will fail woefully,” Princess Nwaebili assured. She enjoined Governor Obiano to maintain his style of good governance as the people were totally behind him.
Responding, governor Obiano thanked the Honourable members for the vote of confidence and support of his administration.
He noted that the members of the House had remained consistent and dedicated in giving the people of the State quality representation and assured them that his government would not derail in achieving set goals.
ONITSHA, the commercial city of Anambra State was yesterday thrown into confusion after the Police in the state set ablaze a building at Okpoko Layout, which the operatives described as a hide-out for members of the Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB.
But the owner of the house, Mr. Ikechukwu Agude and his family, faulted Police claims, lamenting that the force had ruined them, saying the house was never a MASSOB hideout.
Agude said: “We don’t have any business with MASSOB members here because they use another building behind ours as their office. I was surprised to hear that our house was set ablaze by the police when I went to work yesterday. My wife went to school because she is a teacher, including my daughter, Onyinye while my first son also went out to his workplace. I have lived in that house since 2006 even before MASSOB came and occupied the house behind mine. That house was the only thing I have in this world, including my family. What has been lost is over N10 million. Governor Willie Obiano should come to our rescue please.”
Counsel to Mr. Agude, Chris Okoro, while reacting, said “We understand the governor is cleansing the state but that does not mean setting ablaze people’s property. The suspected MASSOB members involved should be arrested and interrogated to know their mind. The law should be followed to avoid harming the innocent. The entire process of burning houses is wrong”.
First son of Mr. Agude, Chika, while lamenting the incident, said: “I am finished. My whole certificates from my primary to tertiary institutions have all gone. My mother has developed high blood pressure and now she is in hospital.
“MASSOB office is behind our building and they left it and set our own ablaze while we have all gone to work, including my father, who is a driver at Onitsha South Council Area. As it is now, the family has no other alternative place to live as we have been rendered homeless”.
Also his sister, Onyinye declared: “Our first building was demolished by Power Holding Company of Nigeria in 2011 because they said our house was near the high tension but when my father built it, the high tension was not there. Today, the one he built after the demolition of the other one has also been demolished and this time by the police.”
Also reacting, Mazi Chris Mocha, the Personal Assistant to MASSOB Leader, Chief Uwazuruike, dismissed police claims, saying the house was not occupied by MASSOB members but another Igbo Organization known as Igbo Ga-adinma, which was set up by politicians to fight MASSOB”.
However, Vanguard gathered that the police squad, led by Onitsha Police Area Commander, Mr. Benjamin Wordu, in company of two Divisional Police Officers, DPOs of Okpoko and Fegge, Mr. Emeka Ugwu and Rabiu Garba, stormed the building and set it ablaze.
The source claimed that a gun and some bags of substances believed to be Indian hemp were recovered from the house before it was set ablaze.
The house, police alleged had been used by MASSOB members as their base, where innocent people were allegedly tortured and extorted.
The edition also features Omoni Oboli in pieces from designer Ayo Van Elmar’s collection..
Lovely cover.pix below
On Tuesday October 21, 2014 reality, actress, show host, fashion designer and entrepreneur, Kimberly Noel Kardashian West will be 34 years old as she was born in Los Angeles California, on October 21, 1980. Kim K , who has risen to the very top of fame and stardom and is today the wife of rapper, Kanye West and mother of North West, plans to celebrate her 34th birthday on Friday, October 24 at Tao Night Club in Las Vegas. Kim shared a link that has the details of her birthday celebration via her Instagram page earlier today and if you are a gentleman who intends to attend the party, apart from the fact that you must abide by the dress code which states that ‘Gentlemen must wear a collared, button-up shirt and dress shoes’, you might also have to part with as much as $5,000 (roughly N800,000 naira) if you want an exclusive VIP treatment. Check out the table offers and price list below…
Fashion brand, Tiffany Amber in collaboration with Diamond bank, has unveiled the list for Nigerian Women of Vision’ as part of the brand’s 15th anniversary celebration.
The list includes top Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade- Ekeinde, DJ Cuppy, Eku Edewor, and twelve other persons.
See the full list below…
Camilla Parker-Bowles, the wife of Prince Charles and daughter-in-law of Queen Elizabeth, is easily the most hated woman in England. Then again, it is tough to like a woman who is so wretched that she harasses Kate Middleton while she is pregnant, refuses to divorce Prince Charles unless she receives a multi-million dollar payout form the Royal family, and the 67 year old wife of Charles has even gone as far as to try and trick the Queen of England into handing over her crown.
According to the October 27th cover of GLOBE Magazine, Camilla Parker-Bowles can add drug scandals to the lengthy list of reasons the people of England despise her. The cover of this week’s edition screams “Best Friend Tells All: Camilla Caught In Drug Scandal.” We’re not sure which is more shocking, the fact that Camilla wascaught up in a drug scandal, or that she actually has a friend. GLOBE Magazine is written by research journalists who never shy away from writing controversial articles and exposing shocking scandals, like drugs somehow involved with the Royal family. Can you imagine how ailing Queen Elizabeth will react to Camilla’s latest affront to royal dignity? The monarch certainly has suffered enough with Camilla but this might just be too much for Elizabeth to bear.
The October 27th cover of GLOBE Magazine also reveals that readers can expect some in-depth answers in this week’s magazine surrounding the mysterious death of TV legend Andy Griffith and his controversial rapid burial. The cover reads, “Andy Griffith Death Mystery Solved: Why Wife Buried Him Four Hours After His Death, Secret Grave Found.” GLOBE readers can also check out exclusive pictures of Andy Griffith’s grave site, and the cover also teases a piece of Hillary Clinton’s possible run for president.
So, what do you think about Camilla Parker-Bowles’ drug scandal, is she doing drugs, selling drugs, an ex-drug addict or does it involve a relative?
Can’t be too careful…
Ebola fears in America reached a whole new level on Wednesday, when a passenger at Washington, DC’s Dulles Airport was seen wearing a partial-Hazmat suit while waiting for a flight.
Stephen Keshi, the Super Eagle Head Coach and the team's coaching staff have been sacked ,The Nigerian Football Federation, announced his sack today October 16th after an emergency meeting which held last night in Abuja. Explaining the sack, the NFF said;
"In the interest of Nigeria football and the desire to ensure qualification for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals, the Committee decided to relieve them of their duties with immediate effect."
Keshi has been replaced with 56 year old Amodu Shuaibu who has coached the national team before. Shuaibu is an interim coach pending when they get a new coach.