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I’M NOT PLANNING TO REPLACE OSINBAJO – TINUBU

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I’M NOT PLANNING TO REPLACE OSINBAJO – TINUBU

“The attention of the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Media Office has been drawn to the front page lead story of The SUN newspaper of yesterday, December 13, 2017, which sensationally and ridiculously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari may pick Asiwaju Tinubu as his running mate for the 2019 election. This is a classic case of utterly and irredeemably fake news,” read a statement which Tunde Rahman, Tinubu’s spokesman, issued on his behalf.

“There is no empirical or logical basis for this mischievously speculative story. Is it even conceivable, as the story recklessly insinuates, that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would be considering returning to full church work rather than run with his boss, President Buhari for a second term if the latter so decides without as much as discussing such a sensitive issue with his party and with Asiwaju Tinubu? In any case, is this story not entirely unwarranted and indefensible as the Buhari/Osinbajo ticket has an electoral mandate of four years out of which it has spent only over two years and a half years?

Tinubu described the report as an attempt to distract the current administration from its “yeoman’s job” and instigate crisis in the APC.

“This is clearly an attempt to distract the APC federal government from the yeoman’s job it has been doing in rescuing the country from the deep-rooted socio-economic, political, security and moral mess inherited from the PDP’s 16 years misrule of Nigeria, instigate crisis within the party, stoke dangerous embers of religious disaffection within the party and the country generally and stem the remarkable progress being made in the reinvention and revitalization of Nigeria,” the statement read.

“There is greater sanity, accountability and transparency in the management of the country’s finances. The Boko Haram insurgency has been substantially contained. We should not allow ourselves to be derailed from the job we are effectively undertaking in fulfilling our campaign promises anchored on the tripod of containing insecurity, taming the scourge of corruption and resuscitating the economy.

“The Buhari and Osinbajo-led Federal Government is deftly steering the country out of an economic recession that was the result of the ineptness of the PDP years of the locusts. Asiwaju Tinubu will never support any attempt to distract Buhari and Osinbajo from the job they are passionately doing through the kind of false report. In particular, this story does great injustice to Vice President Osinbajo. Here is a man of the highest integrity, moral rectitude, amazing humility, high intellect and unimpeachable credibility. Here is a man of fierce loyalty and absolute trustworthiness who will never do anything in word, thought or deed to undermine his boss. His unquestionable dependability and indisputable fidelity to his oath of office was demonstrated beyond question by his honourable conduct during the President’s medical vacation.”


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Your certificates do not define you – Nansy MrsHustle

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Your certificates do not define you and your future career 100%. I am a certified Lawyer and Social Administrator…. I spent 6 good years in the university to acquire knowledge, yet I followed my heart and true passion, which is nothing else but music and everything entertainment.

I remember when I started my career in nigerian entertainment industry 7 years ago… I was a little girl full of life, positivity, excitement and lots of faith and courage. I worked hard, nothing was given to me. I was working when others were sleeping, I was working when others were partying and sleeping around, I was focused, I was determined. I had to please God and also satisfy myself with my work.

In 2012 I gave birth to my brainchild, my website and brand mrshustle.com, which has been serving the industry for 5 good years now. MrsHustle has worked with so many upcoming and established artists, producers, models, fashion designers, modelling agencies, make-up artists and photographers in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

As 2017 is coming to an end, all I can say is I’m grateful to God for life, for keeping me strong and bold, for the people in my life, for the ups the downs, the setbacks and comebacks.

7 years after I’m still here and managed to remain my true self: a mighty woman with an almighty God leading her steps!

2017 you were good and very educative, you pushed me to my limits and allowed the beast in me to rule. My self and brand has expanded in so many levels.

2018 I’m anticipating you, surprise me!!!!

~ Nansy MrsHustle


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UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL ANTI CORRUPTION DAY: LAUNCH OF CYIAC CORRUPTION BUSTERS IN LAGOS

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UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL ANTI CORRUPTION DAY : LAUNCH OF CYIAC CORRUPTION BUSTERS IN LAGOS

Dignitaries including the Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday 9th December 2017, in Lagos commemorated the International Anti-Corruption Day, with the launch of CYIAC, Corruption Busters.

Other personalities at the event include, Honorable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Ingo Herbert, President Women Arise & Chair, Movement Against Corruption (MAC) Dr Joe Okei Odumakin, ag. Chairman of the EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu, Nollywood Star and CYIAC Ambassador, Bimbo Akintola, the Head of UN Office on Drugs and Crimes, Mr Glen Prichard among many others.

The Corruption Buster, being a youth driven initiative of the Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption (CYIAC) is aimed at engaging the Youth, particularly the school age groups, in the fight against corruption in the country.

The CYIAC, used the opportunity of the event, to unveil its Educational Movie Series, Art Works and other creative educational initiatives, aimed at Advocating for a corrupt free Nigeria.

Speaking on the Role of citizens in the fight against corruption in Nigeria, President of Women Arise and Chair of the Movement Against Corruption (MAC), Dr. Joe Okei Odumakin, lauded the CYIAC initiative, stating that no meaningful achievement can be recorded in the fight against corruption in the country, without the productive engagement, of the young people, who constitutes the largest portion of the population of the society. Dr. Odumakin also urged the youth, to take possession, of the war against corruption and lead the crusade, which is not only aimed at restoring the dignity of our society, but also remains the only way, towards ensuring a future, that is desired for our country.


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Super Eagles have a chance to scale through group stage in Russia – Andrew Randa

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Naija Online TV recently had an interview with Andrew Randa, a sport enthusiast who designed the Nigerian national team jersey that went viral on social media and got everyone talking. We asked him all you will like to know about him and his passion, enjoy the details.

Andrew Randa is a detribalised Nigerian who loves a lot of things and quite a homely person. His a football writer, a sports lover, a lecturer who lectures in a higher institution in Nigeria, a graphics designer and lover of the arts. Andrew Randa is also a father and husband.

He had his primary school education in Zaria before proceeding to Federal government college, Azare in Bauchi State, where he received a BA in Industrial Design from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He holds a post graduate Diploma from Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto and a MA from Coventry University, United Kingdom. Well read and grounded Andrew Randa is a TRCN holder, a NVQ2 (stadium security and safety) from the UK and other certificates from Nigeria and abroad. He is currently about to pursue his Ph.D degree. On the Nigerian national team jersey he designed, Andrew Randa had this to say.

"To be frank I was quite surprised at the reception the jersey got considering it isn’t the first time I’ve posted any of my designs online. Funny part is I did that in less than thirty minutes, when i was bored at home. It got a lot of response on Twitter and Facebook. I was shocked when people started tagging me, calling and texting me about it. From there it was on newspapers, blogs and websites", he said.

Adding further, Andrew Randa revealed that a lot even wrote it was the official kit and he had to keep querying that. A few people took it and made it theirs wile others put watermark on his designs. It was all funny, he told Naija Online TV, exclusively.

When asked on NFF’s stand on the designed jersey by Andrew Randa, he revealed, "i spoke to the President Amaju Pinnick and he was very kind and willing to listen to me. He has already seen the designs before we even spoke and he explained to me the situation of things which made sense to me. I also spoke to Shehu Dikko, who was impressed with the work but it came a bit late as the kits for the Russia 2018 world cup are almost done. The talks were fruitful and the possibilities are there that we will be working in some capacity with the NFF post World Cup", Andrew Randa told Naija Online TV.

On his expectations in Nigeria’s group fixtures for the 2018 world cup proper, Andrew Randa said
"we have a great chance to make it out of the group stage but we must get something out of the game against Croatia. That is the key for us. If we do that then we will have the confidence to take on Iceland while hoping that by the time the last group game against Argentina comes up, the Argies would have been through and will rest players or draw back their gears a bit. Aside the permutations, I think we will do well in Russia".

However, ahead of the 2018 world cup, Andrew Randa thinks the goalkeeping department should be sorted out as he said that is the only area of concern now. The coach is spoilt for choice in other areas. All he needs to do is to get the balance right, Andrew Randa concluded.


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Trump’s Jerusalem Move: For evangelicals, it is about prophecy, not politics

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Trump’s Jerusalem Move: For evangelicals, it is about prophecy, not politics

Diana Butler Bass (@dianabutlerbass) holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the author of 10 books on American religion and culture, including "Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks" (forthcoming, HarperOne: April 2018). The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

As I watched Donald Trump announced that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move our embassy to that city, I could only think of one thing: my high school youth group Bible study.

I know that sounds odd. Especially coming from a liberal Episcopalian like me. But there you have it. The President makes a world-important declaration about global politics, and an absurdly apocalyptic thought arises, "Jerusalem? The Last Days must be at hand!"

When I was a teenager in the 1970s, I attended a "Bible church," a nondenominational congregation that prided itself on a singular devotion to scripture. We read the Bible all the time: in personal Bible study and evening Bible classes. We listened to hourlong Sunday morning sermons. For us, the Bible was not just a guide to piety. It also revealed God’s plan for history. Through it, we learned how God had worked in the past and what God would do in the future.

Central to that plan was Jerusalem, the city of peace, and the dwelling place of God. It was special to the Jews because it was the home of Abraham and David. It was special to us because it was where Jesus had died and risen. We believed that ultimately, Christ would return to Jerusalem to rule as its king. We longed for this outcome — and we prayed that human history would help bring about this biblical conclusion.

Jerusalem was our prophetic bellwether. God’s plan hung on its fate. Whenever Israel gained more political territory, whenever Israel extended its boundaries, it was God’s will, the end-times unfolding on the evening news. Jerusalem, as the spiritual heart of Israel, mattered. Jerusalem was God’s holy city, of the ancient past, in its conflicted present, and for the biblical future.

Source: CNN


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Pro-Trump’s Jerusalem Move: US Ambassador blasts UN Security Council

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Pro-Trump’s Jerusalem Move: US Ambassador blasts UN Security Council

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley defended the President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Friday — slamming member countries for their treatment of Israel, in the face of harsh criticism over the controversial US policy move.

The meeting — which was called in response to Trump’s Wednesday announcement about plans to also relocate the US Embassy to Jerusalem — highlighted the broad global opposition to the move despite Haley’s insistence that the US remains committed to a two-state solution.
She also said that the US has credibility with both the Israelis and the Palestinians and any peace agreement would likely be "signed on the White House Lawn."

"The United States is not predetermining final status issues. We remain committed to achieving a lasting peace agreement. We support a two-state solution if agreed to by the parties," Haley said.

Several countries voiced their opposition to the US decision prior to Haley’s comments.

"As was indicated by Macron, we regret the decisions announced by the US President on Wednesday to unilaterally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to prepare for the transfer of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem," said French Ambassador Francois Delattre.

Egyptian Ambassador Abdellatif Aboulatta stated: "We’d also like to stress that such unilateral decisions is a violation of international legitimacy and thus it has no impact on the legal status of Jerusalem since it is a city under occupation."

"There will also be grave negative impact of such a decision on the peace process between the Palestinians and Israelis," he added.

The Palestinians are not a member of the Security Council but Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour was invited to attend the meeting.
"The US decision to award Israelis impunity undermines and essentially disqualifies its leadership role to seek peace in the region," he said.

"Indeed, the resounding rejection of this provocative decision by the world leaders is indicative of the injection of all such illegal policies and measures and of the immense concerns regarding the dangerous implications of this decision including on the prospects for peace and security in the region and beyond," Mansour added.

Haley also went on to condemn the United Nations for its treatment of Israel and said the US will not stand by while Israel is attacked or be lectured by other countries about its position on Israeli’s and Palestinians.

"Over many years the United Nations has outrageously been of the world’s foremost centers of hostility towards Israel," Haley said. "The UN has done much more damage to the prospects of Middle East peace than to advance them. We will not be a party to that."

"The US no longer stands by when Israel is unfairly attacked in the United Nations," she added. "And the United States will not be lectured to by countries that lack any credibility when it comes to treating both Israelis and Palestinians fairly."


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Zamfara to establish own university in 2018

Zamfara to establish own university in 2018

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Zamfara to establish own university in 2018

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P Diddy world’s highest paid musician in 2017 – Forbes

P Diddy world’s highest paid musician in 2017 – Forbes

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P Diddy world’s highest paid musician in 2017 – Forbes

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Kachikwu's short term Emergency Plan to End Petrol Scarcity

Kachikwu’s short term Emergency Plan to End Petrol Scarcity

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Kachikwu’s short-term Emergency Plan to End Petrol Scarcity

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NJC Rejects Justice Ademola’s Resignation, Recommends compulsory resignation to FG

NJC Rejects Justice Ademola’s Resignation, Recommends compulsory resignation to FG

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NJC Rejects Justice Ademola’s Resignation, Recommends compulsory resignation to FG

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