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Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

 

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Buhari, don’t single me out for probe – Jonathan; I’ll work with leaders selected by the House or Senate –Buhari; Kenyan lawyer plans to marry President Obama’s 1st daughter; Tambuwal steps down as Speaker, Ihedioha to preside over affairs; Court bars AGF, others from arresting Kashamu; Buhari consults marketers, others on fuel subsidy . . .

Buhari, don’t single me out for probe – Jonathan

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Outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan has advised the incoming President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, not to single his administration out for probe.

Jonathan said if Buhari must investigate him and his administration, he should do the same for the past governments in Nigeria.

Jonathan made his position known at the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) which he presided over at the Presidential Villa, Abuja..

Jonathan said:

“Some people are even calling for the probe of this government. I agree that in Nigeria, there are a number of things that we will probe; very many things.

Even debts owed by states and this nation from 1960 up to this time. They are saying it is Jonathan’s administration that is owing all the debts.

I believe that anybody calling for probe must ensure that these probes are extended beyond the Jonathan administration, otherwise to me, it will be a witch-hunt. If you are very sincere, then it is not just the Jonathan’s administration that should be probed.

A number of things have gone wrong and we have done our best to fix them. The Attorney General is aware of the massive judgement debts, if we aggregate all of them, it is about $1bn. How did we come to this kind of huge judgement debts? These issues should be probed.

How do you allocate our oil wells, oil fields, marginal wells and others? Do we follow our laws? All these should be probed. I believe all these and many more areas should be looked at.”

“Even this last fuel scarcity, to me one can clearly say it was an act of sabotage. This government has few days to go, that is definitely not the time you expect massive strikes, using marketers and unions. Unions asking for increase in salaries at a time oil prices have dropped and volumes have dropped”

– Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria

I’ll work with leaders selected by the House or Senate –Buhari

The President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his willingness to work with any leader of the National Assembly that the process throws up, irrespective of what part of the country he or she comes from.

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The has been controversy over the election of new leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives, as the All Progressives Congress which has the majority seats has failed so far to allocate the offices to different regions of the country.

Buhari restated his stand on the contentious issue warning that it will not be business as usual.

In seperate statements released on Wednesday and last week, Buhari said that this has become necessary in view of the continued name-dropping in some circles linking his name to some candidates in the National Assembly

Buhari made this known in two different statements conjoined as follows:

“I am prepared to work with any leaders that the House or Senate selects. It doesn’t matter who the person is or where he or she is from.

There is due process for the selection of leaders of the National Assembly, and I will not interfere in that process.

Nigeria has indeed entered a new dispensation. My administration does not intend to repeat the same mistakes made by previous governments”

– Muhammadu Buhari, President-elect of Nigeria

Kenyan lawyer plans to marry President Obama’s 1st daughter

Marian Robinson, left, and First daughters Malia Obama, center, and Sasha Obama, right, look on from the stage during the 91st National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 06 December 2013. The lighting of the tree is an annual tradition attended by the US President and the First Family Featuring: Marian Robinson,Malia Obama,Sasha Obama Where: Washington, District of Columbia, United States When: 06 Dec 2013 Credit: SIPA/WENN.com **Only available for publication in Germany. Not available for publication in the rest of the world.**

Marian Robinson, left, and First daughters Malia Obama, center, and Sasha Obama, right, look on from the stage during the 91st National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 06 December 2013. The lighting of the tree is an annual tradition attended by the US President and the First Family
Featuring: Marian Robinson,Malia Obama,Sasha Obama
Where: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
When: 06 Dec 2013
Credit: SIPA/WENN.com
**Only available for publication in Germany. Not available for publication in the rest of the world.**

A Kenyan lawyer, Felix Kiprono, is seeking the hand of US President Barack Obama’s eldest daughter’s hand in marriage. Kiprono loves the US First Daughter, Malia Obama. Kiprono is offering a dowry of 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats; Kiprono is also willing to meet with President Obama to discuss during his scheduled visit to Kenya in July.

Kiprono claims his love for Miss Malia Obama has been unconditional since 2008 when President Obama was first elected into office. He told The Nairobian, “I got interested in her in 2008. As a matter of fact, I haven’t dated anyone since and promise to be faithful to her. I have shared this with my family and they are willing to help me raise the bride price.”

The lawyer wants to make it clear that he is not infatuated with the teen First Daughter, though he plans to write to President Obama requesting Malia accompanies him on his trip to Kenya. “People might say I am after the family’s money, which is not the case. My love is real, I am currently drafting a letter to Obama asking him to please have Malia accompany him for this trip. I hope the embassy will pass the letter to him. I will hand it over to the U.S. ambassador with whom we have interacted several times.” Kiprono said.

Many pundits are in agreement that President Obama will definitely not agree to Kiprono’s bizarre request.

Some suitor, you might say . . .

Tambuwal steps down as Speaker, Ihedioha to preside over affairs

Tambuwal steps down as Speaker, Ihedioha to preside over affairs; Court bars AGF, others from arresting Kashamu; Buhari consults marketers, others on fuel subsidy . . .

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SPEAKER of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, presided over the affairs of the lower legislative chamber for the last time on Tuesday. Tambuwal’s tenure as Speaker of the House of Representatives is billed to end on June 4th 2015. The deputy speaker, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha will take his place and preside until a substantive speaker is elected by the House after Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration on May 29. Tambuwal is headed to Sotoko to be sworn in as the governor of Sokoto state on May 29.

Jonathan mismanaged Nigeria for 8 years – Obasanjo

A former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday, deliberately fired another salvo the way of President Goodluck Jonathan (photo below: left & right) just days to his handing over to President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on May 29.

Obasanjo & Jonathan. as GEJ was leaving for Ghana after attending Mike Otedola's burial church service in Epe

The former military Head of State, and later civilian president, looked back at the last eight (8) years and returned with a dismal verdict: Nigeria had been poorly managed under outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan.

Obasanjo said this when the Iyalode of Yoruba land, Chief Alaba Lawson, led a delegation of South-West women leaders on a visit to his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta, Ogun state, in southwest Nigeria.

Obasanjo popularly hailed OBJ, said:

“The country had been poorly managed in the last eight years and it would take some time for Buhari’s government to correct the anomalies. But I want to tell him not to be frightened.

What I would say is that we should all put our minds at rest. He (Buhari) is someone that will perform but we must exercise patience because what has been destroyed for eight years cannot be undone overnight.

But like the Chinese proverb which says the journey of a thousand miles starts with a step, it is not only the first step (that matters) but the first step in the right direction because if you take a wrong step, you’re not likely to get to the destination.

When I came in 1999, there was no fuel and power. The situation was like this and I thought we have put that one behind us,” he stressed, even as he expressed confidence in the ability of Buhari to surmount the hurdle.

The man that is coming on board has a lot of experience in terms of governance. He is not a novice in governance having ruled the country as a military Head of State from 1983 to 1985.

Nigerians need to exercise patience because what has been destroyed in eight years cannot be rebuilt in a day.

Let’s give him time. Let’s pray for him and let’s cooperate with him. We are all concerned about the present situation of Nigeria. The expectation is very high but at the same time, there is a lot of goodwill internally and externally for the incoming government.

Once the incoming administration realises this and takes every step, particularly in the first three months when people will be watching and counting, I think for me, we will get there,” the former Peoples Democratic Party leader said.

God has provided a new opportunity for Nigeria and Nigerians and I believe God does not make mistakes. There are two things I believe the incoming President appreciates; one is that he knows that the expectations of Nigerians are high and two, that he should not be frightened by the situation on the ground.

We are aware that you also took over the reins of power of this country at a critical time and with the help of the Almighty God, you were able to bring us back from the brink. The same goes for now.

We, therefore, appeal to you not to leave this incoming government. Though we are confident of the time-proven abilities of our incoming President, Muhammadu Buhari, we also believe that two heads are better than one and where there is a gathering of wise ones, wisdom will issue forth from there”

– Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former civilian President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria | 1999-2007

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Court bars AGF, others from arresting Kashamu

Drugs  . Buruji Kashamu. Accused of drug offences

Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday restrained Nigerian security agencies from arresting and forcibly moving Buruji Kashamu to the United States of America on extradition for drug related offenses.

Buhari consults marketers, others on fuel subsidy

Opposition presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari speaks during an interview in Abuja

PRESIDENT-ELECT, Muhammadu Buhari, is now gathering data that will drive his policy direction on the downstream sector of the petroleum industry, with a view to finding solution to scarcity of products.

Extradition: NDLEA turns down Kashamu’s request to vacate his residence

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Tuesday turned down an order requesting it to vacate the residence of Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, in Lagos.

CBN explains delay in disbursing N300b real sector facility

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The CBN, on Tuesday, denied speculations that it had concluded the process of disbursing the Federal Government’s N300 billion real sector intervention facility to operators.

President-elect Buhari considers only 19 ministries

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AS part of measures to reduce the cost of governance, the incoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari may retain only 19 ministries from the present 31.

Jonathan did not starve EFCC of funds

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A MEDIA report, which claimed that the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, alleged that the outgoing administration starved the commission of funds were false, the anti-graft agency has said. The EFCC, in a statement dismissed the story as a fabrication of the author.

Nigeria’s Oshoala is BBC World Footballer of the Year

Sports . Super Falcons . Asisat Oshoala, female footballer

SUPER Falcons and Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala has emerged as the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year.

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