How dare you Mallam Nasir El-Rufai!

Published:31 Jan, 2013

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When I first heard of the insensitive act of Elrufai against Jesus and Christians, I just waved it away with the hand saying I did not believe he would cast aspersions on the Jesus Christ, whom Christians hold sacred. “Mallam has apologised”, I was also told. “Political correctness”, I muttered.

I did not in any way believe that Mallam Elrufai would deliberately or even accidentally fall into such a religious pit as to draw to himself, the anger of Christians in a nation where he has emerged, over time, as a vocal opposition. Particularly in an environment of greed, corruption, tribalism and religious intolerance.

I was still adamant that he did not say anything untoward regarding my Lord and saviour. I would not even consider the thought that Elrufai, a man I refer to as a Nigerian, would lose his decency to the point of insensitivity. I have followed the actions and utterances of this man and I was not in doubt that he was the stuff nationalists were made. Here was a man who stood firmly on the side of truth, reason and common sense and insisted on lines of action that put the interests of Nigerians above those of the Late President Yar Adua’s cabal. He stood with Nigerians to do the right thing. Mallam Elrufai, a muslim and a Northerner, stood with Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, (who was not a muslim, no, he was also not from the North) against the established institution of power in Nigeria.

I was still doubtful that Mallam would remotely cause offence to anyone on the basis of religion. This is because I am aware that Mallam Nasir Elrufai is also a christian! What! Yes, is that not what we call people who go to church? Well, Mallam goes to church when and where he finds a godly man on the pulpit. Only people who go to church are called Christians in Nigeria. For Elrufai, its about God, its not about whether the building is called church or mosque, its all about godliness, not religion. For him too, its about Nigeria not Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, etc.

You see, religion has divided us because we think and believe that God is in buildings. Yes God is in buildings but not in buildings made by human hands. He lives in the hearts of ALL humans, good or evil, believe it or not. Our men who present themselves as God’s spokespersons have not made it easier for Nigerians to understand that everyone is special before God, that we all have equal and unhindered access to God. Why would they?

If they did, we all will find out that we do not need anyone to access God. If they did, we would be free, we would experience the liberty that comes from being one with God and then, it would happen! Their personal kingdoms they have built in God’s name would crumble because you will no longer give life to the beast through your financial commitments to men’s kingdoms. It means that they would have to find day jobs to sustain themselves like Apostles Peter, Paul etc. did. Best of all, you will be free to serve your God who demands NOTHING from you and joy unspeakable would be yours.

We have had governments in this nation – the good, the bad and the ugly. At no time have we had one that shamelessly peddle religion as a weapon of governance. We have never seen one that has openly pitched its peace-loving citizens against each other on religious basis. It is an open secret that the leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria CAN are some of the most corrupt and rotten leaders in Nigeria. That’s to the credit of the Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

This government, with the aid of its religious arm, has brought untold hardship on Nigerians. Nigerians have fallen from their position as the happiest people on earth to the saddest and unhappiest. We are no longer permitted to laugh. Joy has departed from our nation. There is pain everywhere as a great number of Nigerian people, old and young die of ailments that are easily curable while our political goons and their spouses indulge in cosmetic surgeries in luxurious foreign hospitals. There is pain everywhere as our roads become death traps for struggling Nigerians who are battling poverty with no support from the government. There is pain all over our nation as our leaders isolate Nigerians, preferring instead to shuttle about in private jets and rewarding their cohorts on pulpit with the same. There is pain everywhere as corruption is exposed and covered on a daily basis forcing David Cameron, the British Prime Minister to use the Nigerian government as an example of a government that is raping its people openly and shamelessly. There is pain in our land as men and women become overnight millionaires just for warming the beds of the hoodlums and touts who sit on our common wealth.

The Nigerian government has ensured that there is no more laughter in our nation. How dare you go against their wishes, how dare you laugh, Mallam Nasir Elrufai!

Laughter has become a scarce commodity in our nation until Mallam Elrufai laughed! A few uninformed religious bigots and agents of the hugely corrupt Nigerian authorities opined that it was very insensitive of the Mallam to laugh. What? Laugh? Yes that was all he did. Those who joined the bandwagon did not even know what happened or how it happened. Twitter illiterates who also double as religious neonates were on Facebook, declaring Fatwa on a man who just laughed!

We are being tele-guided by the likes of Dr Doyin Okupe and his ‘shadow ministers’, Abati and Omokri to become a nation of political correctness. We have lost our sense of humour. Being sensitive to the feelings of others is a very good attribute, one our government scores a huge ‘F’. However, we cannot sacrifice the truth on the altar of political correctness. We now have to say certain things in certain ways in other not to offend a few people. As a born-again Christian, I was not offended by the truth of the tweet by @zebbook, the young and courageous Nigerian youth who happens to be a follower of Jesus Christ too. What young Bukola did was follow the footsteps of Jesus by showing how evil the Nigerian government can be, a role Ayo Oritsejafor and his likes should be playing.

Dr Goodluck Jonathan had, in one of his lacklustre recorded “live” media chats said that Nigeria’s population has in part, 70% as its youth. What has he done to get our young people participate in governance seeing that the are in the majority in our nation?

In the days when Jesus walked the earth, he held to account those who ripped off his people, including religious leaders. Bukola did same and his tweet shows how highly he esteems Jesus. We cannot crucify an up-standing Nigerian youth for the mere fact that a few Nigerians do not have a good understanding of the English language. We must all know that Jesus and Allah are not invalids. They are not disabled. If they feel insulted by Bukola’s tweet or Elrufai’s laughter, they have the ability to turn these two into pillars of salt as a deterrent to those who tweet and laugh. We cannot continue to fight on God’s account. He does not need us to. If you have a God you have to fight for, something is wrong with the way you understand God.

Nigeria is in trouble and all the Dr. Jonathan administration is doing is to roll out an amateurish childlike propaganda machinery that equals that of a four year old. “Lets have a debate”, says Nigeria’s peddler of hope, Oby Ezekwesili. “Jealousy”, cries the childish Nigerian authorities. A Nigerian, a woman, challenges the Nigerian government to a wrestling match on issues affecting our nation and the government runs to mummy! C.H.I.C.K.E.N!

Instigating the malnourished puppies to attack a man who laughed is the height of idleness among the practitioners of gerontocratic oligarchy in our nation. These misinformed few must channel their energy into fighting to bring about the sort of democracy that looks after everyone, especially the weak and the poor, the vulnerable ones of our society. They must add their voices to the growing number of Nigerians, clamouring for democracy.

It is very clear that the irresponsible, corrupt and useless government in Nigeria is feeling the heat. It is true they have put on their kids gloves,
but the winners of this battle for the soul of our nation is predetermined. Everyone knows that it is a matter time before corruption and those who make a profession out of it are judged in our nation. On those days, their private jets would be grounded. The bottled up anger of a nation will be unleashed on those that have wiped laughter off our faces. On that day, we all, will laugh and it will no longer be a crime to laugh.

Lauretta Onochie
Follow me @Laurestar on Twitter.

  • http://moacn.wordpress.com Sir Farouk

    It amazes me everytime how people act blind to humor when it cones to religion. It’s like CAN could not recognize satire If it fell from heaven and slapped them in the face. Its a shame that people believe God needs to be defended. If they really believed in an all powerful God they will let him sort his affairs of who offended him and tender to their congregations. I believe El-Rufai did not need to apologize for a statement that first of all wasn’t wrong, second of all wasn’t his statement and third of all shouldn’t offend anyone. Political correctness dulls the blade of the truth…

  • sure

    When I read the RT, I said no this is not @elrufai this must be Akpors. I then asked Akpors, “why do u go by d name @elrufai? and in Tucor benedicto’s voice Akpors answered,…. ” one name is as good as the other”.My people. Make una leave all this defending of @elrufai, he made a mistake period and he has apologised, unless u ppl have alliance and intentions. Any o attack dog of the govt like okupe would have received it hotter than hades too, make we leave govt 4 dis one.

  • http://yahoo.com Waziri

    “@zebbook: If Jesus criticizes Jonathan’s govt, Maku/Abati/ ­Okupe will say he slept with Mary Madgalene.”
    WHY ARE YOU POINTING ACCUSING FINGERS ON ELRUFAI WHILE
    THE POST ABOVE WAS NOT AUTHORED BY NASIRU EL-RUFAI, THOSE TRYING TO GAIN ATTENTION SHOULD PLS ASK ZEBBOOK BEING THE AUTHOR!
    How many postings have been shared or retweeted by all of us, why leaving the author who is very popular on twitter to attack someone different, you want to stir up religious and political crisis out ofyour selfish motives. Go back to yoursponsors and tell them, it has fail.

  • IBRAHIM MUH’

    Briliant! It is important for our youth to kwon that you can not fight for God, be it a muslim or christain and you should not make your self a tool in the hand of politicians.

  • Ilham.

    Enough is Enough. I wish it never turned out this way… Please Nigerians, let’s embrace peace and religious tolerance… By the will of the Almighty God, soon our rights to tweet, retweet and laugh will be granted back to us…or do anybody out there still retweet and laugh?

  • mahmud aminu mahmud

    great job…no need for appology because no punishment without a crime.

  • http://vemmawealth.robertkiyosakivideo.com Akin

    Omojuwa, you’re very piety in this write up. CAN is right about this. This is not about extremism or Jonathanian Tendencies. Elrufai cannot even make that joke using muhammad. Like you wrote, how dare him crack a joke using Jesus. The king of kings. The alpha and omega. I hv nothing against Elrufai and as a matter of fact I looked forward to him ascending the presidency in d future. However, while he was engrossed with opposing Jonathan and cohorts, and we need people to, he made a costly mistake. No matter how you want to redress it, hide it, lock it up and throw the keys away, the Church is the bride of Jesus Christ and u can’t insult my husband and expect me to smile even if its a retweet. You repeat what you condone.

  • http://www.nigeriannewspaper.com jude

    I found nothing wrong with wat Mallam said, we cannot fight for God and should not be the first to cast a stone. Any time general election is approaching, PDP will always find ways of using region to paint individuals, groups and opposition parties black before the masses. Nigerians, ignore wat mallam said.These are people who can change this country.

  • adebayo redeem

    We are all victims, is it about Mallam? Is it about d tweet? or our continues being use as tools of war,about d horrible situation of our nation d tweet is trying to explain we all can c d truth we aint blind until den we wil b free indeed

  • Ednah Emmanuel.

    The man made a costly mistake inthe process of making constructive criticizim. Let a christain in London retweet something of this nature n we will all watch Nigeria burn! If he never retweeted the tweet in question alot of us wouldnt have known of it. He is a public figure n should watch what he says… Whatever inspired this writer I dont know but the man had apologised. Meaning he saw where he erred; y the write up in his defense?

  • kel

    Just wasted five minutes of my time reading this junk from an otherwise intelligent writer. Still await your more intelligent articles. This does not deserve an engaging response.

  • ikwuoche

    I challenge all those who think malam shouldn’t have apologised to dare publish the new york cartoon on mohammed on twitter!!! Let us see how you will laff!

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  • guze

    I’m aware that we have so many good writers and grammarians in Nigeria, but Does it really matter whether or not Mallam authored the tweet..?using the name “Jesus” to analyse an assertion of that manner is not right even if @zeebook meant well.I’m not trying to be a judge here but hey! let’s all learn to write what any layman would understand,Nigerians are not patient people_your tweets go don cause kasala b4 you realize.

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  • Brendan

    I hav respect for El-Rufai for his outspoken nature but am disappointed that he would approve of such a joke. We have seen whr the streets of Kano got burnt as a result of a joke using the name of Mohammed so I think he should have known better than to approve of such jokes. Its good that he appologised but its done and it has certainly changed how many Christian Nigerians look at him.

  • Kelechi

    Now El Rufai’s acolytes are falling over themselves writing nonsense like the one above in defence of a man who got himself into trouble by his own making. Now tell me, how is President Jonathan to be blamed for El Rufai’s foolishness? El Rufai showed poor judgement in retweeting that tweet. He should have known better. Now he has apologised which is ok, so why write nonsense in his defence? Why accuse President Jonathan?

  • Eme

    And if u have never had… Disrespect for God can cause a righteous anger. http://www.solutions-christian-counseling.com/anger.html

  • Henry

    This will be my very last input in this non-starter of a debacle.
    Let me start by saying neither Zebbok and Mallam Nasir Rl Rufai committed no crime, either religious or political, that is in a society where religion has not clouded the sense of reasoning of men.
    Actually, Zeebbok emphasised the unarguable importance of the person of Jesus Christ. His tweet simply pointed to the fact that the GEJ administration will not mind demonizing even the most important of person or institution that we hold dear in a bid to assure of their own longevity.
    Why all the angst at a totally harmless comment? Many of the christian-jihadists who rose up in hard threatening armageddon on anyone who laughed at the tweet are still the ones who will at night go haggle with call girls, cheat and defraud their neighbours and hold grudges against their brothers.
    Enough of this hypocrisy please.

  • Mitchell

    Ok let’s leave tge issue of whether we should defend our God or not. The tweet was not insulting to God or Jesus Christ at all. In fact it highlighted the impeccable and impeacheable character of Jesus Christ and the desperate methods of the present administration in covering up their mess. As for those saying if the joke had been about Mohammed, crises would have ensued for sure. Well you are probably right. Nigerians muslims have been known to be excited over the littlest of things. But that just highlights the beauty of christianity. It’s about love and forgiveness n religious toleranc. Not violence. I don’t mean to cast aspersions on the muslim religion but some factions are known to be extremely violent and intolerant. Please don’t let us christians be like that.

  • http://Website Ohida

    I learnt d actual tweet came from a christian. Why leave him\her out only to attack someone who only retweet? Perhaps bcos he’s not a christian, did u all love God as much as is being shown here? Laughs!

  • idris mallami

    This is a typical 9ja case.making an issue where there’s none.I see nothing wrong with el-rufa’is twit.but CAN with the backing of FGN make it an issue.until nigerians learn how to tolerate one another,we’ll keep having problems.

  • bdouns

    In Islam, one is not considered to be a muslim untill he believes in Allah, believe in Allah’s Angels (Gabriel and co), believe in His books (10 Commandments, Psamls, Gospel and Qur’an), and believe in all His Prophets (Muhammad, JESUS CHRIST, Adam, Noah, David, Moses, Abraham, Joseph, etc) peace be upon them all… I believe many non muslims don’t know this! Thus, for any muslim to make or laugh about this kind of a nasty joke on Jesus Christ, no matter the intention, is not only blasphemous but could indeed nullify his faith and incur, on himself, the wrath of Allah! May the Lord forgive us our shorcomings/trespasses and guide our utterances. Ameen!

  • Ezeh David. O

    Damage control! All to no avail. Mallam has just learnt the hard way the time honoured saying that silence is golden. He has just re-tweeted one too many. He has had a field day disparaging this government & did not know where to draw the line!

  • Dan

    I read your comment about el fuai and one wonders where is your stand? The man in question has apologized to Christians and that was all. To me you are trying to defend what was wrong whether to the Christian faith or Islam. Elrfai has a lot of prominent Christian friends and followers on this page, when it have to do with religion in this country forget it. Remember the cartoon about the prophet sometime last year in Europe some many people were killed. Am not an advocate of religion riots, but maturity to condone mockery is key. Advise the former minister that he has to avoid comments that will tarnished his name. Thank you

  • http://Website Brightzeal

    Nigeria is full of confused and foolish people,country where truth doesn’t see light of the day in any event.
    Until we learn to coexist as one, We will never make head way,.The blame of one another in Nigeria will never take us to any level of accomplishment.
    Race and Religion has torn us apart,God deliver my country.

  • John

    This has just shown that Nigerians can be very constructive even in the face of hardship.Permit me to say that a lot of Nigerian Youths look up to Mallam El Rufai as a role Model, but this has again shown that no one person has monopoly of knowledge. To some people including me, mallam would have understood that this is a circular society, n that this would have been a joke taken too far bc of how sensitive we take religion in this clime. Even the Bible says don’t use the name of your God in vain. He may have simply in his usual manner overlooked the tweet and all these would not have come to be. There are people that the lacklustre perfomance of this govt has beclouded their sense of reasoning, so they take any sane position on issues from anybody as govt agent. My people we should know when to draw a line, and always be constructive in our arguements because we must continue to learn from each other to make our country a better one. I still believe that we shall continue to push them for a change. God bless 9ja.

  • Eyen Akwa Ibom

    Mine is very simple: our Muslem brothers wouldn’t take it kindly if same was said agaisnt Mohamed that’s my arguement. I respect Mallam a lot and thank God he apologized. I’m baffled why @Laurestar can’t for God’s sakes just respect that!

  • @sinzuSSG

    I think the only mistake elrufai made was to apologise for LAUGHING ……. Do we now nid “FREEDOM OF LAUGHTER” to laugh in nigeria?

  • http://Website Peter

    @Sir Faruk: “Its a shame that people believe God needs to be defended”. Really? A muslim is writing dis? Honestly I still think its a typo!

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The national caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is expected to meet on Tuesday to resolve the crisis rocking the party over the selection of principal officers in the National Assembly. Tuesday’s meeting, which will hold at the party’s secretariat in Abuja, is expected to serve as a prelude to a more expansive meeting of the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) later in the week. The meeting would review the crisis that has engulfed the party's...

President Buhari Vows To Crush Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest attacks carried out by suspected members of terror group Boko Haram. More than 50 people died last week after three separate attacks in the country. At least 42 people died in two attacks in Borno state which followed the deaths of at least 10 people at a market in Yobe state killed by a child suicide bomber, believed to be aged 12. No group has claimed responsibility for...

Nigeria Loses N50 Trillion Annually From Untapped Natural Resources

Federal, states and local governments are losing about N50 trillion annually from untapped resources that abound in the nation’s soil. Nigeria is estimated to be losing about N8 trillion annually from untapped gold. The estimates are monies that should have accrued to the federation account from royalties, taxes, charges and other fees from companies and individuals operating in the solid mineral sector if the Federal Government had paid enough attention to the development of solid minerals in...

50 Things That Can Kill An Artiste’s Career -Alibaba

Nigeria's king of comedy, Alibaba who recently turned 50, has taken his time to share this piece of wisdom, valuable for not just artistes but everyone. Take your time to go through this inspirational piece and soak the words in.... 50 THINGS THAT CAN KILL AN ARTISTE'S CAREER 1. Not understanding the business 2. Failure to research 3. Poor financial management skills 4. Charges and discounts 5. Pride and arrogance 6. Expensive Lifestyle 7. Taking game changers for granted 8. Bad health 9. Peer pressure 10. Lack of quality education 11. Wicked...

Governors Owing Salaries Did Not Heed Okonjo-Iweala’s Advice – Monye

A former official of the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration has accused Governors in Nigeria owning workers’ salaries of turning a deaf ear to the advice of the Minister of Finance and Coordinator of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Giving his opinion on Monday about the claims that the country’s treasury was empty, a former Senior Adviser to the President on Performance and Evaluation, Professor Sylvester Monye, urged Nigerians to hold Governors accountable for the non-payment of salaries...

Report suspicious persons to security agencies, El-Rufai tells Kaduna communities

Kaduna state government under the leadership of the state governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai yesterday told communities to be vigilant and report suspicious persons or questionable activities to security agencies. The Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the governor, Samuel Aruwan disclosed this while addressing Government House press crew in Kaduna. According to the government, it has become imperative to intensify public enlightenment towards strengthening in the state. The...

Police Arrests 60 Boko Haram Suspects

Police authorities in Chad have arrested 60 Boko Haram suspects in connection with an attack that killed dozens of people and wounded more than 100 others in June in the capital, N’Djamena. The suspects include men and women from Nigeria, Cameroon and Mali. The June 15 attack was the first of its kind on N'Djamena and came following threats from Boko Haram. Chad prosecutor Alghassim Khamis, who confirmed the arrest on Sunday, said debris recovered from the scene...

APC Requests Resignation Of Judge Who Called For Aregbesola’s Sack

The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has called on Justice Olamide Oloyede to toe the honourable path by first, resigning her position as a High Court Judge in the state’s judiciary before, “ganging up with the opposition to attempt to destroy the state government” of which she is an integral part. The ruling party made this call on Sunday in response to a petition the judge forwarded to the State House of...

President Buhari Inaugurates National Economic Council

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday inaugurated the National Economic Council led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The council, which has the 36 state governors and the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria as members, is saddled with the responsibility of advising the President on economic affairs of the country. Buhari tasked members to come up with ways of liquidating outstanding salaries and wages across the country. He restated his administration’s commitment to tackling insecurity, corruption and...

Cleaning PDP’s Mess Requires Painstaking Planning – Presidency

The Presidency has reacted to PDP's statement that the last 30 days under President Muhammadu Buhari for Nigeria has been a period of all motion and no movement. In a new statement made available to journalists today, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said cleaning the mess left behind by the Peoples Democratic Party, especially the immediate past administration, requires scrupulous and painstaking planning. That across all sectors, national life was devalued under...

Hoodlums Beat Journalist To A Pulp For Reporting Their Illicit Activities In Badagry

The Executive publisher of Prime Magazine, a Badagry based publication, Yomi Olomofe was on Thursday June 25th beaten to a pulp by hoodlums suspected to be smugglers for allegedly reporting their illicit activities in Badagry, Lagos state  Narrating his ordeal to Vanguard, Mr Olomofe said “I was with another colleague of mine on a visit to the command, when some smugglers, who claimed that journalists have been writing negative stories about them, pounced on me. While beating...

Rivers APC Supports Plan To Recover Looted Funds

The All Progressives Congress in the Rivers State welcomed the announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate and recover the funds allegedly looted by the immediate past administration of Dr Goodluck Jonathan. “We received with great joy news of the resolution by President Buhari to go after those who stole Nigeria blind and virtually grounded the country’s economy," Rivers APC Chairman, Dr Davis Ibiamu Ikanya, said. "For six years we shouted ourselves hoarse that Jonathan’s administration was the most...

Media Mogul Dayo ‘D1′ Adeneye Is Now A Grandfather

The media personality and co-owner of Primetime Africa announced on instagram this afternoon that he is now a grandfather. He shared the photo above and wrote "Wow, can't believe that am now a grand dad. Jordan welcome to the family. #trulyBlessed."

Stonebwoy Wins 2015 BET Awards African International Act

Ghanaian artist Stonebwoy has won the 2015 BET Award for Best international Act...He beat Wizkid, Sarkodie,Yemi Alade Aka,Fally Ipupa and The Soil ..

Patience Jonathan’s Ex-Security Aide Murdered

A Deputy Superintendent of Police, Tamuno Jacob Igbomie, who was Principal Security Officer to the wife of the former President, Patience Jonathan, has been shot dead by unknown assailants. Igbomie’s corpse was found in his Honda Accord car last Friday along the Airport Road, Abuja. The former PSO, who was married with two children, was believed to have been killed by assassins who shot him at close range in his car and left...

Buhari To Appoint Ministers In 2 Months

President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministers may come in two months at the earliest as the new administration seeks to come to grip with what its officials claim as the rot it inherited. Insiders in the new government claim that this is due to the acute state of affairs of government finances and resources. It was also disclosed that President Buhari would in the next few days take very painful decisions akin to “pulling off the tooth” of...

Beninoise Wife Poisons Husband Over Boyfriend In Lagos

A Beninoise, Kwenume Ojo, aka Abiodun, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly killing her husband, Jimoh Ojo, 32, in the Yaba area of the state. PUNCH Metro learnt that Kwenume put poison in her husband’s soft drink and forced it down his throat while he slept on the bed. Our correspondent gathered that the 17-year-old suspect took the poison from a relative of her boyfriend after she was...

Greece In Shock As Banks Shut Down

Greeks woke up to shuttered banks, closed cash machines and a climate of rumors and conspiracy theories on Monday as a breakdown in talks between Athens and its creditors plunged the country deep into crisis. After receiving no extra emergency funding for Greek lenders from the European Central Bank, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sombrely announced capital controls in a televised address on Sunday night to prevent banks from collapsing under the weight of mass withdrawals.

El-Rufai appoints Chief of Staff, more aides

Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has appointed a new Chief of Staff. She is Hadiza Bala Usman, a well-known figure in the APC where she served in a number of committees and capacities, key amongst which are: the Administrative Secretary of the Buhari Presidential Campaign Organization, Member Secretary APC Elections Planning Committee, Member APC Strategy Committee. She was also Director of Finance in the Nasir El-Rufai Campaign Organization, and later the Kaduna State APC Campaign Council.

How Subsidy Thieves, Corrupt Businessmen, Enthroned Saraki, Dogara- Bisi Akande

The former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Bisi Akande, has fingered fuel subsidy thieves, and corrupt businessmen as being behind the current crisis in the APC which culminated in the emergence of Bukola Saraki as senate president and Yakubu Dogara as speaker of the House of Representatives, contrary to the wishes of the ruling party. In a statement Sunday, the former governor of Osun state said those jittery of President Muhammadu Buhari’s constant...

Buhari Vows To Expose Jonathan

President Muhammadu Buhari  on Sunday vowed to expose the gross fraud perpetrated under former President Goodluck Jonathan administration to the whole world to see. Buhari, who was responding to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appraisal of his administration, said Jonathan and his aides will be exposed when the loots they stole are recovered, and returned to the national treasury soon. The President made this known in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media...

Sack Jonathan’s Last Minutes Appointees, Review Contracts Of Last 18 Months, Joda Committee Tells Buhari

The Ahmed Joda transition committee has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately terminate all dubious appointments made by former President Goodluck Jonathan in the last nine months, and review all contracts awarded by the administration in the last 18 months. The committee said this is to help the new government sidestep ineptitude and waste, and scale up its revenue base. The recommendations are part of a portfolio of swift steps Mr. Buhari must take within...

Presidency Orders VC, Registrar Of The Fed University Of Otuoke To Refund Overpaid Salaries

The Presidency, through the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, has instructed the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Prof. Mobolaji Aluko, to refund overpayment of salaries running into millions of naira. The Registrar of the university, David Suowari, was also directed to refund the sum of N130, 692.71 per month in excess of his due salary. The overpayments were said to have been discovered during the commission’s visit to the...

Dapper And Fab Looks From The 2015 BET Awards #Photos

The stars turned out in eye-popping outfits at the BET Awards on Sunday.Nicki Minaj, Christina Milian,Karrueche showed off lots of cleavage in plunging ensembles at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.. Who is your best dressed? More photos below ....  

Fire Razes Agip Oil Facility In Rivers

The Agip oil company centre in Ebocha in Ogba Egbema Ndoni LGA in Rivers was yesterday gutted by fire. According to a citizen reporter, Lukeson Oguchi, the fire started at about 11pm after a loud explosion. Fire fighters are still battling to put out at the fire as at the time of this report. Credit: vanguardngr

Fuse ODG On Why He Did Not Attend The BET Awards This Year

The Ghanaian singing superstar was nominated in the Best Pop & alternative category at the 2015 BET awards but says he won't be at the ceremony happening today because they give their awards backstage.

Why Buhari’s Cabinet Is Delayed- Report

As Nigerians await President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet, there are indications that ministers may not be named within the next two months. In the past weeks, Buhari has come under criticism over the delay in appointing ministers, one month after assuming office and three months after winning the presidential election. A competent source has revealed that President Buhari’s delay in constituting a cabinet is caused by his reluctance to build on the “rotten foundation” he inherited from the...

Nicki Minaj Shows Off Her Mum For The First Time At The BET Awards

Rapper, Nicki Minaj who won best female Hip hop artist at the BET award showed off her beautiful Mum, Carol to the entire world. She looks so much like her Mum. More photos below...    

2015 BET Awards: The Good, Bad & Ugly

The 2015 BET Awards celebrated its 15th anniversary on Sunday night, which was fitting because the biggest and best moments of the night were all about throwback performances, appearances from old school artists and mashups of greatest hits. From the Janet Jackson tribute to Rihanna's duct tape mystery, here are the best and worst moments from...

Diddy Falls Into Hole On Stage During Performance At BET Awards

Rapper disappears out of sight as he performs a medley of hits alongside Lil’ Kim, Mase, Faith Evans, 112 and the Lox at Los Angeles show. Rapper Diddy fell during an exciting performance at the BET awards in Los Angeles on Sunday that celebrated Bad Boy Records’ 20th year anniversary. The hip hop star briefly dropped out of sight as he walked towards the back of the stage, dropping into a hole that was used by Lil’...

BET Awards Nominees And Winners

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST BEYONCÉ WINNER CIARA JANELLE MONÁE JHENÉ AIKO K. MICHELLE RIHANNA BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST AUGUST ALSINA CHRIS BROWN WINNER JOHN LEGEND THE WEEKND TREY SONGZ USHER BEST GROUP A$AP MOB JODECI MIGOS RAE SREMMURD WINNER RICH GANG YOUNG MONEY BEST COLLABORATION AUGUST ALSINA F/ NICKI MINAJ – NO LOVE (REMIX) BIG SEAN F/ E-40 - IDFWU CHRIS BROWN F/ LIL WAYNE & TYGA -...

Amber Rose Kisses Blac Chyna on BET Awards Red Carpet, Celebrates Gay Marriage

Amber Rose and Blac Chyna shined on the red carpet at the 2015 BET Awards on Sunday, rocking matching, super-hot white ensembles to honor the recent landmark Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality.

Janet Jackson Makes An Appearance At The BET Awards

We were teased with little snippets from a lot of Janet Jackson's hit songs, she eventually showed up to take the Ultimate Icon award but didn't perform. She accepted her award, said many thanks to her fans, husband and her parents who were in the crowd. See photos of parents below......

Lawmaker Urges Colleagues To Make Sacrifice For Change

A Lagos lawmaker, Bisi Yusuff, on Sunday urged lawmakers in the country to make sacrifice in the interest of the masses. Yusuff (APC-Alimosho 1), Lagos House of Assembly, spoke against the backdrop of the call for lawmakers to review their salaries and allowances. The lawmaker, who spoke to the media in Lagos, advised his colleagues to ensure positive change in the living condition of Nigerians. "Anything that will bring change should be embraced by all of us; there...

South Sudan’s Rival Leaders Meet As Fighting Continues

South Sudan’s warring rival leaders held face-to-face talks in Kenya but failed to make progress as fighting continued on the ground this weekend. President Salva Kiir and his sacked deputy Riek Machar met in Nairobi as part of the latest peace push led by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, after previous efforts in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Arusha, Tanzania, failed. “My two brothers held five hours of face-to-face talks,” Kenyatta said in a statement, adding it...

Why I Didn’t Read Oyegun’s Letter- Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, yesterday explained his refusal to read the letter from the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, nominating principal officers on the floor of the House last week. He disclosed at a meeting with some former members of the House who visited him at the weekend that he decided against reading the letter because of a pending court case. The former members were...

North Set To Take Over NNPC- Report

Barely 48 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari dissolved the board of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), intense lobby has begun to fill the positions of the Group Managing Director (GMD) and those of Executive Directors. Eight new structures are being proposed for the corporation and it is already awaiting the approval of the President. It was further gathered that there was likely to be further sweeping changes at NNPC, a development which may lead to the sack...

Rivers APC Backs Buhari To Recover Stolen Funds, Calls For Wike’s Probe

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has thrown its weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari in his bid to investigate and recover the billions of naira looted by the immediate past administration of Goodluck Jonathan. “We received with great joy news of the resolution by President Buhari to go after those who stole Nigeria blind and virtually grounded the country’s economy. For six years we shouted ourselves hoarse that Jonathan’s administration was the...

Al Shabaab Attack Army Camp Killing Several People In Somalia

Several Somali soldiers were killed overnight Sunday when Shebab fighters attacked a base in the southern Kismayo region, officials and witnesses said Monday. The attack is the latest in a string of assaults by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated insurgents, who last week stormed a base manned by the African Union forces in Somalia (AMISOM), killing dozens. Heavy gunfire was reported late Sunday for several hours, with the Shebab briefly taking over the camp near Kismayo and beheading...

Buhari Wants To Clear The Rot Left Behind By The Past Government Before Appointing Ministers – Report

President Muhammadu Buhari may not have ministers any time soon, as the new administration seeks to come to grip with the rot left behind by the previous administration, reports Vanguard. The news platform stressed that the Buhari-led administration’s stand was due to the acute state of affairs of government finances and resources. A source close to the president made this known to reporters at the weekend. He spoke in reference to assertions of the president’s...

APC’s Collapse Imminent, Akande Warns Buhari, Governors

Former Interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, yesterday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari and governors elected on the platform of the APC to settle the differences in the party and save it from imminent collapse. “What began as political patronages to be shared into APC membership, spreads among ethnic zones, religious faiths and political rankings and experiences have now become so complicated that the sharing has to be done by and...

Pastor Gives Away 22 Cars, Millions Of Naira To Celebrate Birthday

The Senior Pastor of Champions Royal Assembly, Kubwa, Abuja, Joshua Iginla, on Sunday gave out 22 cars and millions of naira ranging from N50,000 to N500,000. The pastor, who celebrated his birthday and that of his wife at the service, also unveiled 33 book titles written by him. Presenting the cars, among which were 10 SUV cars to the beneficiaries, Iginla challenged the well-to-do in the society to assist the less-privileged. The pastor, who...

Buhari Condemns Latest Boko Haram Attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned in the strongest language the latest terrorist attacks on Borno and Yobe communities by the Boko Haram bandits. In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the president said he was deeply touched by these mindless incidents of violence on innocent people during the month of Ramadan. According to President Buhari, the terrorists are enemies of everybody, and enemies of humanity everywhere.

CBN Rules Out BVN Registration Extension As Deadline Approaches

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has ruled out the possibility of an extension of the deadline for customers to register for the Bank Verification Number (BVN) which closes tomorrow, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The director, Corporate Communications, CBN, Ibrahim Mu’azu, who spoke to a reporter on the telephone, yesterday, said that the window was open for one and a half years and customers had ample opportunity to register. According to him, as at the...

Tolu Ogunlesi: Half-time, and a quick win mentality

The postponement of the general elections from February to March and April ensured that the entire country was going to spend the whole of the first quarter of the year playing high-tension politics. Add the fact of a formal handover scheduled for the end of May, and a June widely seen as a settling-in period for a new government, and we can easily conclude that we essentially donated the entire first half of the year to the...

Dr. Aloy Chife: The National Identity Management Commission’s Misguided September Deadline and Our Charade of National Identity

On June 22, 2015, (Page 32) THISDAY newspaper reported that the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) would, from September 1, 2015 mandate that “all transactions involving the identification of individuals must be done with the National Identification Number.” This means that it would not be possible for Nigerians to conduct transactions “offered by applicable government institutions” (for example, opening a bank account, applying for a license, participate in social welfare programs) unless they acquired the agency’s ID...

Ex-Beauty Queens Munachi Abii And Ene Maya Lawani Cover ‘The Celebrity Shoot’

Ex-Beauty Queens – Rapper, Munachi Abii & Designer, Ene Maya Lawani are the beautiful cover girls for the new edition of celebrity stylist, Abbyke Domina's magazine – The Celebrity Shoot. In this sizzling edition of The Celebrity Shoot, Muna is styled in a gorgeous white dress while Ene is featured in a new collaborative segment of the magazine titled ‘Abbyke Meets Ene Maya’ See photos from the shoot below...

Wike Again Retrieves Car From Another Amaechi’s Aide

The Rivers State Government, Nyesom Wike has again impounded an armoured Range Rover belonging to the immediate past Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, Chief Tony Okocha. This comes after he had earlier impounded a Lexus SUV from the residence of the former state Commissioner for Information, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, in a similar manner. The bullet-proof vehicle was removed from Okocha’s residence at Rumuigbo in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area at about 9am by security operatives attached to Government House,...

Dino Melaye Pays Homage To God (Photos)

Senator Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi West Federal Constituency, has taken to Instagram to share photos where he kneels and bows in reverence to God. See more photos below...

It’s Too Late To Kick Saraki Out Of APC -Audu Ogbeh

Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party and a founding member of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Audu Ogbeh, who also played a key role in the merger of different opposition parties to form the All Progressives Congress has said he doesn't have any regrets in regards to the current National Assembly crisis. In a recent interview with Punch, Chief Ogbeh said, "No, I have no regrets. It was a good thing to do. Without doing it, there was no...

I Stepped Down For Buhari In 2015 Presidential Elections -Saraki

Denying reports that he is nursing an ambition for presidency in 2019, the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said he actually quit his presidential bid in the 2015 election for President Muhammadu Buhari and also that he contributed immensely to the emergence of Buhari as President. The Senate President, who spoke to select journalists in an exclusive interview in Abuja on Saturday, also denied having plans to dump the All Progressives Congress due to the ongoing crisis in the...

Festus Keyamo Explains Why Diezani Must Be Probed

Human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has reiterated his call for the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to be probed barely 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari dismissed the NNPC board. Keyamo had earlier written a letter to the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Rep on June 17, asking the National Assembly to commence investigations into the activities of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), especially with regard to the crude oil swap program and...

The NFF, Keshi and Enyeama Brouhaha – Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello

Since the inception of the present board of the Nigeria Football Federation there have been different chronicles of crisis at different levels which is causing a great distraction for the players, Federation and football loving Nigerians. In Nigerian history, and from my childhood to adulthood, I have never at a time come about or read anywhere that the Football Federation fined a Super Eagles player for the acquisition of a red card. Ogenyi Onazi who went...

How TB Joshua Reacted To The US Gay Law Supreme Court Ruling

Various reactions have come in the wake of America formally legalising gay marriage across the entirety of its borders but one of the most unusual has sprung from a popular Nigerian cleric.  After the historic announcement, T.B. Joshua tweeted a YouTube video showing a young man allegedly receiving ‘deliverance’ from a ‘homosexual demon’.    The clip titled, ‘Deliverance From Homosexual Demon’ shows a Nigerian from Imo State...

How I have governed Kaduna in one month – Nasir El-Rufai

I welcome you all with humility and gratitude to the very first Town Hall meeting we are hosting as a government. It is not yet one month since we were sworn-in, but to the extent that it has pleased Allah to bestow His grace upon us, we have set about doing the work of change that you mandated us to do. During the campaign, we promised that we shall be engaging and interacting with the public...

Saraki Tells APC His Hands Were Tied Over Selection Of NASS Principal Officers

In a letter written to the All Progressives Congress, the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said his hands were tied in regards to the selection of principal officers of the upper chamber. In his letter dated June 25, he said... “The said letter (Oyegun’s letter) was received after various APC zonal caucuses had taken their decisions to candidates as principal officers of the senate in line with parliamentary convention and the extant provisions of the senate standing orders 2015 as...

FG To Shut Down Open Patent Medicine Markets

The federal government as from July 1 will commence the implementation of the National Drug Distribution Guidelines (NDDGs), in a move to ensure that the organized drug distribution system in the country is strengthened. According to the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Health, Linus Awute, there is a need to put an end to the open drug market as the chaotic drug distribution poses a very big challenge to the entire health care delivery system of the country. “We are...

List Of The NNPC Board Members Dissolved Today By President Buhari

President Mohammadu Buhari on Friday dissolved the board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). This disclosure was contained in a letter signed by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Danladi Kifasi. The 9 members of the dissolved board are: Dr. Joseph T. Dawha – Group Managing Director Mr. Bernard O.N. Otti – Group Executive Director, Finance & Accounts Dr. Dan Efebo Group Executive Director, Corporate Services Ikechukwu Oguine – Coordinator, Legal Services/ Secretary to the Corporation Alhaji Abdullahi Bukar – Member Mr....

Tribunal Sacks Edo APC Lawmaker

The Edo State Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Benin on Friday upturned the election of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Yakubu Gowon, as the lawmaker representing Etsako West II Constituency in the Edo State House of Assembly. Gowon had been declared the winner of the April 11 state assembly poll and returned elected to represent the constituency, where Governor Adams Oshiomhole hails from, by the Independent National Electoral Commission. But in the judgement,...

Buhari Holds First Jumat Prayer Inside Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday joined Muslim faithful for the Jumat service inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. That was the first time a Jumat service will be held in the premises. All former Muslim Presidents and Vice Presidents have been taking part in the services at the National Mosque, Abuja. Since his inauguration on May 29, Buhari had taken part in three Jumat services at the National Mosque.  He was in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State, last Friday. The...

Buhari Backs APC’s Stand On National Assembly Crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday threw his weight behind the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to nominate candidates for the various principal offices in the National Assembly. Buhari, while responding to Thursday’s fracas in the House of Representatives, said he expected the APC lawmakers to toe the party’s line in the election of principal officers. Buhari, who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu noted that the lawmakers should have...

Gay Marriage Declared Legal Across All 50 States Of America

Same-sex marriages are now legal across the entirety of the United States after a historic supreme court ruling that declared attempts by conservative states to ban them unconstitutional. In what may prove the most important civil rights case in a generation, five of the nine court justices determined that the right to marriage equality was enshrined under the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment. Victory in the case – known as Obergefell v Hodges,...

Group Warns Osun Assembly Not To Impeach Aregbesola

A group under the aegis of Asiwaju Grassroots Foundation has warned the Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Najeem Salaam against impeaching Governor Rauf Aregbesola. A Judge in the state had earlier called for his resignation over his inability to pay workers’ salaries. The Speaker of the House also confirmed on Wednesday that the Assembly had received a petition from Justice Folahanmi Oloyede, calling for the impeachment of Aregbesola on the grounds of...

APC, A National Disgrace; Says PDP Ex-Senate Leader

Former Senate leader and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 general elections in Oyo State, Senator Teslim Folarin, has flayed the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the protracted leadership tussle rocking the National Assembly, saying with its desperate political shenanigans, the party was taking the nation to nowhere, despite its promise of an Eldorado. Folarin, who represented Oyo Central Senatorial District twice in the upper chamber, noted that the manner the APC had so far handled its...

President Buhari Allegedly Dissolves NNPC Board

President Muhammadu Buhari, has dissolved the board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) with immediate effect, NTA reports. The dissolution was reportedly conveyed in a  letter signed on Friday, by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Danladi Kifasi. The President also...

Tweep Begs Nigerians To Stop Mentioning @NASS

Man with the twitter handle @Nass, has pleaded with  Nigerians to stop mentioning him through various reactions by Nigerians for an open National Assembly. The trending @Nass is coincidentally the real twitter handle of one Nasser Al-Saadi, a Senior Executive at Al Jazeera Media Network. See tweets below: https://twitter.com/Nass/status/614366727858589696 https://twitter.com/Nass/status/614416960147697668

Former First Lady Storms Liaison Office In Abuja, Takes Away N100m Property Worth

Shocking details of a raid on the Benue State Liaison Office in the Asokoro area in Abuja by the former First Lady of Benue State Yemisi Suswam has been provided to newsmen. Witnesses told SaharaReporters that the raid was conducted by associates close to Yemisi Suswam operating under the cover of darkness. These witnesses told our correspondent that Yemisi’s associates drove two large trucks to the Liaison Office in Abuja, with the intent to cart out...

UPDATE: 27 Killed In Tunisian Hotel Attack- Interior Ministry

Nearly 30 people, mostly tourists, have been killed and tens of others injured in an attack by unidentified armed men on a tourist resort in the central Tunisian town of Sousse. Tunisian Interior Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said two assailants opened fire on a beach resort near hotels in Port El Kantaoui tourist complex, located 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) north of Sousse on Friday. According to the Tunisian official, 27 people were killed in...

France Attack: Terrorist Beheads One, Suspect Arrested & Identified

One person has been beheaded and two people injured in a terrorist attack at a gas factory near Lyon in southeastern France, French President Francois Hollande said Friday. The suspect's contacts with Muslim fundamentalists, and reports that Islamist flags or writings were found at the scene, point to an Islamist extremist motive. The shocking incident comes on the same day as both Tunisia and Kuwait were hit by terrorist attacks, the latter an...

Oyegun Has Lost Focus As APC Chairman And Must Resign Immediately – Save APC Group

Less than 2 years ago, different political parties came together to form one single, nationalistic opposition party in Nigeria, making history by not only being the first truly opposition party with national spread, but most importantly, going on to defeat the ruling party PDP in the March 28th elections after 16years in power. It was a glorious moment in our political history as a nation, one that political analysts and pundits from around the world are still trying to...

APC Lawmakers Vow To Ensure Dogara Obeys Party

Some members of the All Progressives Congress in the House of Representatives have vowed to ensure the position of the party on the choice of principal officers in the House prevails. The lawmakers made this known at a press conference after the House descended into chaos Thursday. Nasiru Zango Daura, a member representing Zango/Baure Federal constituency of Katsina State, spoke on behalf of the lawmakers. Fracas erupted in the House following agitation by the lawmakers that the party’s...

Davido Launches New Clothing Line; O.B.O

Nigerian top artist, Davido has launched a clothing line, O.B.O. The singer took to his Instagram page to make the announcement.   Check out some of  his designs below: He has however been heavily criticized by his fans for using white models to unveil the line.  

HAPPENING NOW: Gunmen Attack Tourist Hotel In Tunisia

A tourist hotel in the Tunisian town of Sousse has been attacked by gunmen, a security source said. Ongoing exchanges of gunfire were being reported between the attackers and security forces. There were no other details immediately available. Tunisia has been on high alert since March when gunmen attacked the Bardo museum in Tunis, killing a group of foreign tourists in one of the worst attacks in a decade in the North African country. Credit: aljazeera

Ambode Visits Apapa-Oshodi Traffic Gridlock (Photos)

On his visit yesterday to the Apapa-Oshodi expressway, Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode threatened to sanction erring tanker drivers who park indiscriminately on bridges and roads in Apapa. The  governor who a paid a visit to the area said a special task-force team will be set up soon that will ensure free flow of traffic in the area. He also witnessed first hand, the frustrating traffic caused by petroleum tanker drivers who park their tanks on the expressway while going to...

7 Secrets Of Successful Relationships

1. Supportive: For a relationship to be successful each person needs to feel a sense of support and optimism in the connection. When partnerships are supportive they are infused with hope giving each person the consistent sense that things can only get better as they continue to work together. All people respond to hope as hope sustains motivation. When people feel supported they can more clearly visualize the process of staying together and each becomes...

Afrobeats Legend, Fela’s 1st grandchild Weds Tomorrow At The New Afrika Shrine

Rolari Segun, the first grandchild of legendary afrobeats singer, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, is set to wed Benedict Jacka tomorrow Saturday, 27th June 2015 in a traditional wedding ceremony at the New Afrika Shrine in Central Business District, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. Rolari Segun is the daughter of Fela’s first child, Yeni Kuti and late businessman Femi Segun.

Why Senate Adjourned Plenary- Saraki

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate adjourned plenary to July 21, after just returning from another break, to give the Senate Ad-Hoc Committees on Legislative Agenda and Review of the Senate’s Finances time to conclude their work and submit their reports. Mr. Saraki had inaugurated the two committees on Thursday after the adjournment. In a statement on Friday, Mr. Saraki said the two committees were given one week to...