How Prime Minister Boris Johnson led his party to a thumping election victory.

LONDON (Reuters) – It was a portentous moment. Prime Minister Boris Johnson had led his party to a thumping election victory, making Britain’s divorce from the EU all but certain.

But first, as a matter of traditional British courtesy, Johnson acknowledged the candidates he defeated to comfortably retain his parliamentary seat west of London.

“I thank my fellow candidates in all their glory, Lord Buckethead, Elmo … forgive me if I don’t identify them all,” Johnson said.

 

He wasn’t imagining things.

Lined up alongside the besuited Johnson and his more traditional political foes were:

  • a man dressed as a furry red Sesame Street character who called himself Bobby Elmo Smith;

  • Count Binface who wore a silver garbage can over his head and an improvised suit of armour;

  • Lord Buckethead, who donned a similar receptacle, coloured black, and a matching cape.

 

 

 

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As Johnson, 55, addressed the nation in his victory speech, “Elmo” quietly removed his costume behind him as the cameras rolled before taking a selfie with the back of the prime minister’s head.

“At this stage it does look as though this one-nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate, to get Brexit done, and not just to get Brexit done but to unite this country and to take it forward,” the leader declared.

Such colourful sightings are not new to British elections.

The Monster Raving Loony Party, for example, has been contesting seats for decades, and Buckethead was their candidate in Uxbridge.

The party’s late founder, “Screaming Lord Sutch”, was fond of saying he stood “for the four Rs: reading, writing and rock’n’roll. There’s always a serious message through a bit of fun!”

Anyone who wants to stand for parliament must pay a 500 pound ($641.50) deposit, and to get the money back you need to win at least 5% of the vote.

The bad news for Elmo, Binface and Buckethead was that they fell well short.

Elmo won just eight votes to Johnson’s 25,351.

 

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Why Aisha moved against Shehu, others

The wife of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), Aisha, says the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, now takes orders from Buhari’s powerful nephew, Mamman Daura.

In a statement she personally signed on Wednesday, Mrs Buhari said it was Daura that ordered Shehu to issue a statement to say that the office of the first lady had been scrapped.

Mrs Buhari said this as The PUNCH gathered that her latest statement against Shehu and others was caused by an order by the cabal to presidential aides.

The cabal, it was learnt, directed the aides to stop the Nigerian Television Authority from airing an interview she granted journalists on her return to the country in October.

 

Aisha, in the statement she issued very early on Wednesday, said, “I recall, sadly, that it was the same Garba Shehu, who claimed that the government would not allow office of the first lady to run. He was later to confirm to one of my aides that he was instructed to say so by Mamman Daura and not the President. This antic attracted the anger of Nigerian women. He didn’t realise the fact that the first lady’s office is a tradition which has become an institution.”

 

 

Mrs Buhari said when she returned from her long visit to Europe, she granted an interview to the NTA at the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport, where she revealed that it was Daura’s daughter, Fatima, that leaked a video showing her protesting the excesses of the Daura family.

She alleged that rather than do his job and clear the air, Shehu ensured that her media aides and some members of staff of the NTA were suspended because of the interview.

 

Shehu is willing tool of cabal – Aisha

Aisha added, “To make matters worse, Mr Shehu has presented himself to these people as a willing tool and executioner of their antics, from the corridors of power even to the level of interfering with the family affairs of the President. This should not be so.

“The blatant meddling in the affairs of a first lady of a country is a continuation of the prodigal actions of those that he serves. We all remember that the chief proponent appropriated to himself and his family a part of the Presidential Villa, where he stayed for almost four years and when the time came for him to leave, he orchestrated and invaded my family’s privacy through a video circulated by Mamman’s daughter, Fatima. The public was given the impression that on arrival into the country I was locked out of the villa by Mr President. Garba Shehu as the Villa spokesperson, knew the truth and had the responsibility to set the records straight, but because his allegiance is somewhere else and his loyalty misplaced, he deliberately refused to clear the air and speak for the President who appointed him in the first place. Consequently, his action has shown a complete breakdown of trust between the first family and him.

“Mr Shehu was privy and part of the plan and its execution and he was shocked when he realised that I had publicised my return to Nigeria and cleared the air on the many rumours that took over social media. A job he was supposed to do but kept mute to cause more confusion and instability for his principal and his family.

 

“Garba then, vented his anger on the NTA management insisting that the media crew to my office must be sacked. He succeeded in getting them suspended for doing their job. I had to intervene to save the innocent staff from losing their means of livelihood by involving the Department of State Services in order to ascertain roles played by key actors in the saga.”

Resign, Aisha tells Shehu

Mrs Buhari, therefore, asked Shehu to resign as his loyalty was not to the President but to an unelected nephew of her husband.

She said there was a ploy by Shehu and his ilk to start a smear campaign against her and her children.

She said, “Based on Garba Shehu’s misguided sense of loyalty and inability to stay true and loyal to one person or group, it has become apparent that all trust has broken down between him and my family due to the many embarrassments he has caused the Presidency and the first family.

Cabal directed Buhari’s aides to stop from NTA airing ’s Aisha’s interview

The PUNCH learnt on Wednesday that an interview Mrs Buhari granted some journalists on her return from the United Kingdom in October caused the latest crisis.

Our correspondent learnt that as part of the arrangement, some aides of the President’s wife, based on her directive, told the journalists the questions they should ask her.

A source in the Presidency, who confided in The PUNCH, said, “You know that while she was away, a lot of things were happening . There was the news that her husband was about taking a new wife and there was also the video that went viral, with people claiming that she was locked up inside the Presidential Villa.

“So the woman was not comfortable with the fact that presidential spokesmen did not address the issues, so she wanted to clear the air on the issues herself.”

It was further learnt that as part of the arrangement, a reporter with the Nigerian Television Authority was assigned the task of asking a question relating to the viral video while another journalist was told to ask a question relating to the rumour of her husband’s planned wedding.

The source added, “Everything went according to the plan, the questions were asked and the President’s wife answered them without holding back anything.

“Shortly after the interview however, news got to those you like to call the cabal that the woman granted press interview on her arrival at the airport. The thrusts of the interview were also divulged to them.”

Cabal wanted NTA reporter sacked – Source

“It was at that point that presidential aides were called in to stop the interview. The interview was not only stopped at the NTA, the NTA reporter was also meant to be sacked for asking such a question. His punishment was later reduced to a suspension.”

Meanwhile, Mrs Buhari waited endlessly to watch the interview on the television.

The source added, “It was when she asked around that she discovered that the cabal had succeeded in stopping the interview. Of course, she was visibly angry.

“I think it was after that, that her interview with BBC Hausa Service came up. That was the interview in which she accused Fatima, Daura’s daughter, of laughing at her because Buhari asked her father and his family to vacate the Glass House for his son, Yusuf.

The Director of Information to the First Lady, Suleiman Haruna, did not respond to the calls made to his telephone line on Wednesday evening.

In the BBC Hausa Service’s interview aired after the initial interview was stopped, Mrs Buhari had reacted to the viral video, saying, “I was the one in the video, those behind me were the security personnel given to protect me, but Mamman Daura’s daughter, Fatima, shot the video in the presence of security officials and everybody. She was laughing at me because my husband said they should vacate the place (Glass House) for my son to occupy.”

Fatima had also granted the medium a separate interview during which she admitted that she recorded the video that went viral to provide a proof for her parents and security officials about Mrs Buhari’s outburst during the encounter.

We have never had this kind of problem – Yakasai

Commenting on Mrs Buhari’s outburst, an elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, said the crisis was a sad commentary about events within the Presidential Villa.

In an interview with one of our correspondents, in Abuja, Yakasai said, “It is not just a spat between the President’s wife and a presidential spokesman, it is something that goes beyond Garba Shehu.”

Put your house in order, PDP tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party said the public outburst by Mrs Aisha Buhari was another sad commentary that further exposed Buhari’s alleged incompetence.

 

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said this in a statement in Abuja.

 

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Why a Nigerian Gospel Act divorced?

– Popular Gospel artist Nikki Laoye has hinted at the end of her marriage to singer Alex Oturu several months after speculations on social media

– The female singer recently shared a post pointing out her inability to mark her 8th wedding anniversary

– Laoye noted that she has no regrets and still believes in the power of love

It appears another celebrity marriage in the Nigerian entertainment industry has come to an inevitable end, and this time around, it involves a popular female gospel artist.

 

The gospel musician, Nikki Laoye, recently took to the Instastory channel of her page, pointing out that Wednesday, December 11, should have marked the occasion of her 8th wedding anniversary.

She, accompanied the sentence with a different paragraph that suggested that she is no longer with her husband, Alex Oturu.

 

Laoye noted that life happens, and she is grateful to God for the fact that everyone is alive and well.

“I just realised that today would have been my 8th year wedding anniversary, But hey, life happens.In everything, I still give God thanks because everyone is doing great. Everyone is Alive and well and we will all find the happiness that we truly need in Jesus name Amen,”her post read.

The songstress added that she does not have nay regret, and she still believes in the power of love.

 

Nikki’s post comes after several months of widespread speculations about her divorce on social media.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Nollywood actor Blossom Chukwujekwu called it quits with his wife, Maureen Esisi. The film star moved out of his matrimonial home and also informed his wife’s family that he is no longer interested in the marriage.

 

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Reality Star, Tacha Signs Endorsement Deal With Hype And Steam — Information Nigeria

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BBNaija Star, Diane Spotted Buying Oranges In Kaduna (Video) — Information Nigeria

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Since I Went Solo, I Have Been Experiencing Peace Of Mind: Peter Okoye — Information Nigeria

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Sanwo-Olu Threatens To Ban NURTW In Lagos — Information Nigeria

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Nokia C1 unveiled: an affordable Android 9 Go Edition phone – GSMArena.com news – GSMArena.com — Top stories – Google News

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Senate Asks FG, States, LGs To Declare Emergency On Unemployment — Channels Television

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BBNaija: Mike’s Wife Buys Sanitary Pads For Girls At Balogun Market In Lagos — Information Nigeria

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Tonto Dikeh Enters Partnership To Provide Education For Children — Information Nigeria

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Woman Killed, 73 Injured In US Military Base Attack — Channels Television

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Court Adjourns Naira Marley’s Alleged Internet Fraud Trial — Information Nigeria

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Why Sanusi was sacked?

Bolaji Sanusi, the managing director of Lagos state Signage and Advertising Agency (LASAA) appointed by Akinwunmi Ambode was on Tuesday, December 10, sacked by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Sanusi was surprised by his sack because he was known to be loyalist of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Vanguard reports.

 

 

The former LASAA boss has been replaced by Adedamola Adekunjo following Sanwo-Olu’s vision of complete restructuring in agencies that generate revenues in order to achieve his 2020 budget targets.

 

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2 guards with rapper Juice WRLD arrested on gun charges

Chicago (AP) — Two security guards who were with rapper Juice WRLD when he died after suffering a medical emergency at Chicago’s Midway International Airport have been arrested on gun charges.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Harry Dean, 27, of Chicago, and Christopher Long, 36, who is from California, were charged with misdemeanor gun counts after police found three guns, a high-capacity magazine and metal-piercing bullets.

They are both due in court later this month. It wasn’t immediately known if they had lawyers who could comment.

The rapper, whose legal name is Jarad A. Higgins, was with a group of about a dozen people on Sunday when he was transported from Midway to an area hospital after suffering what Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said was cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police said there were no signs of foul play in the death of the 21-year-old rapper and an autopsy was scheduled for Monday at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The rapper, who was named top new artist at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in May, lived in the Chicago suburb of Homewood.

 

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Civil society gives FG 14-day ultimatum over Sowore

A coalition of over 200 civil society organisations on Monday issued a 14-day ultimatum within which President Muhammadu Buhari should show commitment to the rule of law face or face mass action and civil disobedience.

They, therefore, demanded, among others, the release the publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore and others being held without justification.

According to them, mass action was inevitable if the government failed to accede to their demands.

 

The CSOs issued the ultimatum in Abuja during a press conference on the state of the nation entitled, “Nigeria’s troubling state of affairs.”

The statement reads, “Tomorrow, December 10, the world will celebrate Human Rights Day. It will also be marked in Nigeria as we review the crackdown on the freedom of the press; proposed bills to curb dissent and a general environment of shrinking civic space of which the recent actions of our security agencies are just an example.

“We represent a cross-section of Nigerian civil society actors that have played various roles in Nigeria’s journey to civil rule.

“Two key issues are of concern to us, namely: Attack on Our Judiciary and Attack on Free Speech and Pattern of Silencing Dissent

“In closing, we demand the following:

President Muhammadu Buhari to show accountability as President and Commander-in-Chief and address the nation on his commitment to the rule of law and human rights.

“The release of all illegally detained persons by the DSS as revealed by Amnesty, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers in recent months.

 

“That the government obey all outstanding court orders.

“An investigation of the officers who violated protocol and the circumstances leading to Omoyele Sowore’s 2nd arrest.

“The unconditional release of Omoyele Sowore per his bail terms.

“If these five demands are not honoured within 14 days – we call on patriots to join us as we occupy the National Human Rights Commission offices across the country, as it is legally mandated to protect rights and it reports to the Presidency.”

The statement was signed by Dr. Abiola Akiode-Afolabi, (Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre and Transition Monitoring Group), Osai Ojigho (Amnesty International, Nigeria), Idayat Hassan (Centre for Democracy and Development), Auwal Musa (Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) and ‘Yemi Adamolekun, (Enough is Enough Nigeria, Nigeria).

Other signatories were Lanre Suraj, (HEDA and Peoples Alternative Front), Kola Ogundare (Socio-Economic Right and Accountability Project), Jaye Gaskia, (Take Back Nigeria) and Deji Adeyanju (Concerned Nigerians).

 

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How improvised explosive killed one soldier in Borno.

Troops of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Lafiya Dole have conducted clearance operations in three villages in the Bama Local Government Area of Borno State, rescuing 31 women and children from the Boko Haram insurgents after a gun battle.

This is just as an Improvised Explosive Device planted by the terrorists killed an officer of the Nigerian Army in the Marte Local Government Area of Borno State on Saturday.

 

The army said on Monday that the 31 persons abducted by the Boko Haram fighters were rescued in Mantari, Malam Masari and Gabchari villages and comprised 14 women and 17 children.

Military sources, who confirmed the death of the army officer, a Major, said he was attached to the 153 Task Force Battalion. The officer was reportedly leading a patrol in the area when the explosive went off.

The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col Aminu Iliyasu, said in a release that the troops recovered two AK-47 rifles, magazines loaded with 30 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition each, three unexploded mortar bombs, one IED battery, one camel bag and three motorcycles.

Iliyasu said, “In an ambush operation conducted by the troops of 21 Special Armoured Brigade at Darel Jamel, Bama LGA of Borno State, the troops neutralised one Boko Haram terrorist while several others escaped with gunshot injuries. The troops also conducted a robust clearance operation and cleared Boko Haram criminals’ hideouts at Mantari, Malam Masari and Gabchari villages. During the operation, troops neutralised one Boko Haram criminal and rescued 31 persons, comprising 14 women and 17 children, from the insurgents.

“Also in Ngala Gamboru area, a Boko Haram member, Abba Modu, voluntarily surrendered to the troops of 3 Battalion. Preliminary investigation revealed that he joined the sect in 2015 and was a member of Mamman Nur group. He also disclosed that he actively participated in rustling cattle for the sect.”

 

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CELEBRATING A WONDERFUL 7TH YEAR.

While the clock keeps tickling and time keeps rolling from one moment to another,while what started with littleness and a drop of affection and love turned gradually into what it is intended to be in terms of achievement and all round fulfillment,all we can do is to go all out to appreciate the success of our love and commitment in making the littleness of seven years ago becoming a source of hope, inspiration and aspirations to others.

 

 

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It started without any stress on the 19th of March 2012,there was no delay and argument about our intention.

We declared and agreed about what we want for our lives and on the 5th of August 2012 which is my beloved birthday,the two families met and we had our introduction.

By the 21st and 22nd of December 2012,Ikoyi Marriage Registry welcomed us and gave us a certificate to validate and legalized our coñseñt to become husband and wife.

 

 

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On the 8th of December 2012, we walked down the isle and tied the knuptial knot.

Not that we have all that is required to stand as husband and wife but we pushed ourselves having the intention of creating and building ourselves to become better gradually.

The results of our intention have been a product of our dedication and commitment to build a family according to the purpose and will of God which has made our union to stand without challenges.

 

 

 

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While many people thinks that she is really taking good care of me in feeding me becoming fat and robust,what I realized is that she has been a giving me peace of mind.

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Today marked another glorious year in our marital journey as we clocked 7,all we can see around us is bliss,glitz,grace and glory that has been with us from day one and it keeps expanding till this present moment.

 

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We appreciate everyone who has been part of our journey from the day we met because our live have been a product of good people around us—friends, families and familiars that have been with us have been the source of what we have today.

 

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At the foundation of of union,it has been God and God has been with us from the beginning to this moment.

 

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Today is our 7th Wedding Anniversary and we have to appreciate God and Everyone around us who has been with us till this moment.

 

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My mum,all my siblings,my in-laws,friends, familiars are all appreciated.

 

 

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Climbing the 7th ladder without any stress and scratch is by the grace of God.

 

 

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Congratulations to Mr.Fadeyi Felix Femi and Olaronke Oluwakemi FADEYI.

 

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It is the dawn of a new era.

 

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Let’s celebrate.

 

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J.Lo’s Versace dress returns for her SNL monologue

Jennifer Lopez, notable 50-year-old, hosted Saturday Night Live on Dec. 7 and told anyone who didn’t already know: 2019 was her year. For her opening monologue, the Hustlers star wore a tuxedo, like a woman who has never feared being mistaken for one of the caterers, and accessorized with Veronica Lake waves, a Carrie Bradshaw-ish lapel flower, and her Chiclet-sized diamond engagement ring.

 

 

 

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She reminded the audience that in addition to getting engaged to Alex Rodriguez this year, she had her biggest movie opening ever (and a lap dance from Cardi B), slayed the Met Gala (“a doctor diagnosed it on the spot as a fourth-degree slay”), walked the runway in Milan, sold out her tour, and is now prepping to perform in the Super Bowl halftime show.

 

“The best is yet to come,” she said. “I’m like a little roach. You think I’m gone for good. Maybe you haven’t seen me in a few months. But then you go to get a glass of water in the middle of the night, and Boom! I got an album.”

The best was indeed yet to come. At the end of her Rockettes-supported rendition of “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” she disappeared briefly behind the dancers, who distracted the audience, swaying in their hot-pants for all six seconds. (Just watch it, at 4:10.) That was apparently long enough for Lopez to tear away what appeared to be a full tuxedo and emerge in the green Versace dress that she has now worn to the 2000 Grammy Awards, a 2001 Saturday Night Live hosting gig (then under a bathrobe), and on the runway at this year’s Milan Fashion Week. That dress used to have sleeves, but those would be wasted on the J.Lo of 2019.

 

How did she do this? Was she high-kicking with the Rockettes with a dress tucked into her pants? It’s impossible to discern from the video.

Is J.Lo really like a “little roach,” as she suggested? Or is she more like a butterfly, emerging to fourth-degree slay us again and again?

 

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How Cardi B Shows love to Nigerian Orphanage.

American rapper Cardi B is currently showing so much love to Nigeria in a way onlookers can’t believe. The rapper who is in the country ahead of her music performance in Lagos, is getting so many Nigerians excited with her energy and acts.

In the evening of Saturday, December 7, 2019, the 27-year-old international star stormed Ebeano supermarket in Lekki where she bought children’s daily needs worth millions. She then went on to a motherless babies home to donate them.

 

The rapper’s manager, Brooklyn Johnny, took to Instagram to explain how they could have bought more provisions for the children if they had more space in their cars. He wrote:

‘We spent our only free time in Nigeria shopping for children in need. We literally bought as much as the vehicles we had in our convoy could carry… Today was a good day. Tonight’s show will be special. THANK YOU LAGOS for all the love!’

 

Cardi B who has had quite an entertaining Insta story feed, recently had an Insta live in which she spoke about the reasons she loves Nigeria as a country. According to her, one can find everything they need in the country.

Meanwhile, the rapper’s arrival in Nigeria has gained attention all over Nigeria. In a recent post, she was said to have stated that she wants to have a taste of the Nigerian jollof rice. In another post, the top rapper gave herself a Nigerian name in honour of being in the country. The mother of one named herself Chioma B.

 

 

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PMB condoles with the family of Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke

President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with the government and people of Germany of the death of renowned evangelist Reinhard Bonnke

– The Nigerian president says Bonnke through his crusades helped the world in understanding the power of love and kindness as a universal language

– Buhari prays that the Almighty God will accept the soul of the departed preacher.

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of renowned evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, as a great loss to Nigeria, Africa, and the entire world.

The Nigerian president in a statement through one of his media aides, Femi Adesina, on Saturday, December 7, condoled with the government and people of Germany of the death of the evangelist.

The president said that Bonnke’s crusades in Nigeria, across Africa and the globe strongly propagated the message of Jesus Christ, and his vision and zeal for the salvation of souls clearly helped the world in understanding the power of love and kindness as universal language

“The president prays that the Almighty God will accept the soul of the departed preacher, believing that his legendary contributions to the body of Christ in teaching and writing will always be remembered by posterity,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, President Buhari sent a condolence message to President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, over the death of his brother, Prince Sultan.

 

 

The Nigerian president in a statement on Saturday, December 7, through Garba Shehu, one of his media aides, said he received news of the death of Prince Sultan with shock.

In another news report, President Buhari has raised the stakes for members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who have the ambition of occupying elective positions.

Speaking to all 36 state chairmen of the APC who paid him a courtesy visit at State House, Abuja, on Friday, December 6, President Buhari said the bottom-to-top approach will be used for those among them who seek to be re-elected.

In his explanation of the strategy, the president said that it requires that the prospective candidates must possess solid bases from the grassroots to national levels as one of the necessary.

 

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BBNaija’s Kim Oprah Debunks Relationship Rumours With Omashola — Information Nigeria

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Davido condemns attempted re-arrest of Sowore, says Justice becoming thing of the past — Nigeria News | Laila’s Blog

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Sowore released finally.

ABUJA (Reuters) – A Nigerian court on Thursday ordered the state security agency to release within 24 hours a Nigerian activist and former presidential candidate who has remained in detention despite having been granted bail.

Omoyele Sowore, who ran for president as a minor candidate in the February election in which former military ruler President Muhammadu Buhari secured a second term in office, was arrested in August for calling for a revolution.

His continued detention has led to criticism of Buhari’s administration amid claims that human rights have been flouted in this case and those of other high profile figures such as the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Shi’ite Muslim group who has been held since 2015 without a trial.

 

In September, Sowore pleaded not guilty to charges of treason, money laundering and harassing the president. He was granted bail on Oct. 4 but has not been released by the Department for State Security which said the bail conditions had not been met.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu on Thursday ordered the state security agency to release Sowore within 24 hours and pay costs of 100,000 naira ($280).

The case was adjourned until Friday.

Last month Sowore’s supporters accused the security agency of opening fire on unarmed people staging a peaceful protest calling for his release. The security agency denied the allegations.

 

In September, the United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings condemned what she said was the excessive use of lethal force in policing IMN processions. The group has said more than 20 of its supporters have been killed this year by police officers, which the Nigeria Police Force has denied.

 

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WHAT DIFFERENCE ARE YOU MAKING?

 

Many of us are fond of relaying the memories of the past with sourness and bitterness at one point in time.

 

We are fond of seeing the demons and the devils that made our past hellish and unbearable.

 

While this is going on,we are always oblivious to relay what has been our contributions to what happened in the past for good or for the best.

 

This is why I am asking you :

 

What difference are you making?

 

The past few days and weeks have triggered a paradigm shift in the boldness of many of us to bore their minds by expressing our writing ability on this platform–open writers challenge.

 

When it started,it looked like an epic journey and a hard nut to crack writing on a daily basis and presenting such to a crowd of interested people across the length and breadth of the world.

 

Commitment and perseverance enveloped some of us and we kept writing and publishing, enjoying ourselves on a daily basis.

 

Many gifted hands have been discovered with the display of professionalism that is at par with the best scribe history has ever produced.

 

In life,there is always a beginning to every endeavor and there is always an end to everything but what really matters is the difference we make at one point or the other and how it affects our personalities in the process of time.

 

Lessons have been learnt in the past few days and no one can conclude that our past has not make a meaningful impact in the past few days.

 

In the light of this,I am uplifted and happy reading what other writers have published for the past few days in the course of 28 days open writers challenge.

 

Make a difference now by making yourself relevant in the process of time so that your past will not end up being filled with awry stories of darkness,gloom and failures.

 

The best you can offer humanity at any point in time is for you to make a difference no matter how insignificant or inconsequential such difference might be.

 

 

 

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Though making a positive difference is known to be difficult and it might take a long time  to materialize,but it is always an endeavor that needs to be built in you as a culture and a commitment that must be monitored until it fulfilled its basic purpose.

 

It is at the point of making such difference that you become relevant and the desire to live a meaningful life become achievable having the expected desired results.

 

Making a positive difference is beneficial as it outlive the initiator and it has the capacity to build others who are interested in having a platform whereby they would be able to achieve their goals and target.

 

Willingness to make a positive difference should not be overlooked or looked down upon by anyone as it the one of the channels whereby the latent potential in every human is exhibited having a potent capacity to reflect who you are in the course of your existence on earthly pedestal.

 

In conclusion,you become the best in the course of your sojourn on earth when you are able to make a positive difference that will end up influencing people around you in the process of time.

 

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