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Heavy security in Yenegoa

 

 

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Red carpet being rolled out in anticipation of Jonathan’s touch down

 

 

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Ugo Daniells

 

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Former Bayelsa Governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha

 

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Billionaire businessman Sir Emeka Offor exchanging pleasantries with Diepreye Alamieyeseigha

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Sir Emeka Offor and Tompolo, flanked by Dubem Obaze (former SSG Anambra) and Alamieyeseigha

 

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Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State waving to the crowd

 

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The First Lady of Bayelsa State, Dr. Rachael Seriake Dickson

 

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isn’t she a cutie?

 

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Friends of Goodluck await the touch down of the presidential helicopter

 

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Kanayo Agbafe (in black), PA to Sir Emeka Offor..and friends

 

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Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko exchanging pleasantries with the Bayelsa first lady

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The event which took place on Friday, 27th June, 2014 at Atani in Ogbaru LGA of Anambra State was chaired by billionaire businessman Sir Emeka Offor and witnessed the presence of such top dignitaries as former Governor, Peter Obi, APGA Chairman, Chief Victor Umeh and Deputy Governor, Nkem Okeke. Others included Hon Uche Ekwunife, Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, Dr Eugene Ojukwu(Ekeson motors), Senator Ken Nnamani, Dr Alfred Achebe(Obi of Onitsha), Barr Okey Muoaroh to mention but a few.IMG_5557 IMG_5625 IMG_5561 IMG_5596 IMG_5613 IMG_5591 IMG_5601 IMG_5603 IMG_5617 IMG_5634 IMG_5645 IMG_5662 IMG_5646 IMG_5727 IMG_5732 IMG_5749 IMG_5751 IMG_5763IMG_5724IMG_5653

Two years back, When the Emir of Kano fell ill and travelled to London for treatment, There were rumors that he was in Coma. A certain governor of central bank and Islamic Scholar from the University of Sudan, was dishing out billions all over Kano in populist gestures. He allegedly gave 1 billion naira each to all those that mattered in the emirate.

It’s instructive to note that this CBN governor was rumored to have been detained by Sani Abacha on accusation of mobilizing fundamentalist who beheaded Gideon Akaluka, put his head on a pole and went round Kano, killing defenseless Igbos in December 1994.

Fast forward to 18th January 2013. The late emir of kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero’s convoy was attacked and riddled with bullets. Two of the emir’s sons, Ciroman Kano Alhaji Sanusi Ado Bayero and Turakin Kano Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero, who were on the convoy, sustained gunshot injuries in the hand and leg, respectively. It was a targeted assassination attempt to wipe out the Emir and his sons.

A few months later in April, three suicide bombers stormed the Emirs palace with Keke napep on the day the Emir and his sons were meeting at the palace. One of the bombers died instantly as his bomb exploded close to the palace gate, while soldiers shot the other one dead. The third was mobbed to death by Kano youths. It was a second attempt to wipe out the Emir and all his sons .

Who wanted the Emir dead in a hurry? Why is the APC, whom their ex member FFK described as the Muslim brotherhood, celebrating as if they just won the Presidential election? Why is El Rufai taunting Jonathan as if the Emir of Kano is now the Emir of the world. Is the APC saying they are the direct beneficiaries of the death of Ado Bayero? Why are there riots in Kano just because of the turbarning of a mere traditional ruler whom a governor appoints and can depose easily?

But I’m happy that this appointment has made the APC members happy. The APC chieftains has been wining and dining Kano ever since his appointment.

Congratulations APC!!!

Thanks for letting us know that your member seats on the emirate throne in Kano. So I can choose to treat and perceive him like a political emir. Why should any other party member visit an APC Emir. So when next Jonathan visits Kano, he can choose not to visit your throne. It’s not compulsory !!!’

BUT,

Have you imagined an Emir of Kano in Court giving evidence under oath and been examined at witness box.

I am pretty certain this will happen under Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (SLS) , he has cases pending in Court and he instituted those cases.

Let’s see how this purported APC Northern vs PDP Agenda unfolds in the coming days

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The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company was officially handed over to Interstate Electrics Limited, at an official ceremony in Enugu on the 1st of November, 2013. The Interstate Chairman Sir Emeka Offor, the MD/CEO, Robert Dickerman, representatives of the Metropolitan Electricity Authority(MEA) Thailand, the Interstate Board members were all present during the hand over ceremony . Some of the Board members include former Defence Minister Adetokunbo Kayode(SAN), Senator Ken Nnamani, Dr Steve Dike as well as Barrister Kester Enweronwu. The Vice President Arc Namadi Sambo was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum, Dr Danladi Kifasi.

 

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The burial took place on the 25th of October 2013 at Igbo-Ukwu, Anambra State. Hon Eunice Uche Ekwunife(Iyom) is the APGA leader in the Federal House of Representatives.

Do you think the President addressed the issue of Boko Haram and Sovereign fund well?

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In a statement released by Special Assistant on Media & Publicity to the President, Reuben Abati on Friday, 2 of President Jonathan’s aides have been relieved of their appointments. The statement reads;

“President Goodluck Jonathan has relieved Mrs. Joy Emordi of her appointment as Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters with immediate effect. The President has similarly terminated the appointment of Dr. Tunji Olagunju as his Special Adviser on the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). President Jonathan thanks Mrs. Emordi and Dr. Olagunju for their services and wishes them success in their future endeavours.”

No reason was given for their sack, but speculations are rife within that Emordi’s sack may not be unconnected with the drama at the House of Representatives when the NewPDP led by Kawu Baraje stormed the lower chambers.

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Elder statesman, renowned business mogul and 72 year old PDP chieftain, Chief Dr Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu traditionally wedded his heartthrob, Miss Chinonyerem Enwerem last Saturday, 14th September, 2013. According to sources, Chief Dr. Emmanuel paid her bride last year after his wife of more than 40 years, Lady Eudora, with whom he had three sons and five daughters, died on 28 August 2011, aged 63.

Insiders say ”he was distraught when his wife died and wanted to marry her immediately but was convinced by his kinsmen to wait for a while. Insiders also say that Iwuanyanwu’s older children are shocked and not in support but they have been warned by Daddy dearest to co-operate or be cut off.

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With the traditional wedding out of the way, the main show goes down on September 21st, 2013. According to the wedding invitation, Chief Iwuanyanwu and his bride will be wedded by Rt Rev. Emmanuel Maduwuike, Bishop of Ikeduru Diocese of Anglican Communion at the Bishop’s chapel by 10am.

The reception takes place at the Art novo event centre Port-Harcourt road, Owerri.

One of my friends say.. “dis one na to marry wife for your neigbours and friends..” wetin una think?

 

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Kidnapped Pro Democracy Lagos lawyer, Mike Ozekhome has been released by his abductors. It is not clear yet if the ransom fee of a hundred million naira demanded by the kidnappers was paid before his release.

Mike Ozekhome was kidnapped on the 24th of August, 2013 on his way to Edo State. Two policemen attached to him were killed in the kidnap process.

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President Goodluck Jonathan has dropped 9 ministers in a recent cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday afternoon.

The ministers affected are Ruqayat Rufai (Education); Zainab Kunchi (Power, [state]); Buka Tijani (Agriculture [state]), Shamsudeen Usman (National Planning; Ita Okon (Science and Technology);  Olugbenga Ashiru (Foreign Affairs); Ama Pepple (Lands) and Hadiza Mailafia (Environment).

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Nigerians had long expected President Jonathan to rejig his lackluster cabinet which has largely failed to deliver services to the Nigerian people.

But while the expectation mounted, Mr. Jonathan repeatedly  dispelled speculation that he had plans to fire non-performing ministers.

Last August, he unveiled a rating procedure known as Performance Contract Agreement for ministers but said he would not use the result of the assessment in considering who to fire.

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Mr. Jonathan said the assessment would only appraise his administration’s performance and delivery of targets to Nigerians.

“I read all kinds of thing in the media, that the president wants to assess the ministers so that he would know who would go and who would stay. That is not the purpose of this.

“We would have done it probably in the first week when we came on board, but the key thing is that we have given ourselves points that we think we will get at, we believe that if we get at those points or even if we achieve 70 per cent of that, at least it will be better off for our own country,” the president said.

According to the president, the exercise was to ensure enhanced performance, transparency and accountability in governance, adding that it is not a witch-hunting exercise.

“I want to assure every one of you who has taken part in the exercise that this is not a witch-hunt targeted at anybody,” the president said in his remarks after the signing ceremony.