KKK Holds Parade To Celebrate Trump’s Win

The Ku Klux Klan held a pathetic parade to celebrate the election of Donald Trump in North Carolina on Saturday.

The hate group’s “parade” was originally to be held in Pelham but was moved one county over to Roxboro because of protestors.

The Burlington Times-News reports that the KKK rally had a full police escort. State troopers blocked intersections while 30 vehicles drove around the town.

The paper reports that men and women shouted “White power!” and “Hail victory!” from vehicles flying KKK flags, Confederate battle flags, Donald Trump flags, and Christian flags.

The hate group had originally planned their parade in Pelham, but cowardly moved it when protestors showed up.

Groups in Greensboro, Mebane and Charlotte held rallies Saturday to counter the KKK’s event.

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Sultan 10th Anniversary: Kaduna Yoruba Community Holds Special Prayers In Church, Mosque

As part of activities to commemorate  the 10th years anniversary of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar  III, leadership of Yoruba Community in Northern States and Abuja has planned a special jumat and church prayers for the foremost Northern traditional leader in Kaduna.

A statement signed by Chairman of the Yoruba Council of Chiefs in the North and Abuja, Ambassador Mohammed Arigbabuwo and madeavailable to newsmen in Kaduna yesterday said the prayers is organized to thank Allah for His mercy on the President of the Islamic Council of Nigeria who has reached ten years on the throne of his ancestor.

The statement read in part “the leadership of Yoruba Community in Northern States and Abuja has planned a special anniversary of the Sultan of the of Sokoto, Alhaji (Dr) Sa’ad Abubakar the III to be held in Kaduna.

“The two religion prayers would serve as a contribution of the Yoruba Community to appreciate the fatherly role of Sultan whom is a pillar and leader who loves and respect every mankind.

“Since he ascended the throne, the nation has witnessed unity among all tribes and has made friends across the country.

“We also hailed the Sultan for the roles he had played in fostering unity, peace and love among all tribes, not only in his domain but across the nation”, the statement added.

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Rivers Community Holds 3-day Fasting, Prayers Over Cult Activities

The people of Mgbuitanwo community in Emohua, Emohua Local Government Area, Rivers State, last week, held a three- day fast and prayer programme for God to intervene in the unrelenting cult activities in the area.

Mgbuitanwo is the home town of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senatorial candidate in Rivers East Senatorial district, Chief Andrew Uchendu, where killings and cult activities have been on the increase in recent times.

The prayer session, according to a community source, was held “for the Holy Spirit to intervene and arrest the minds of youths and sponsors of the cultists, who are terrorizing communities in he local government area and state.”

Paramount ruler of the community, Chief Ikechi Uchendu-Osi, proclaimed a suspension on all commercial activities in the area during the prayer hours for the three days. Speaking to NDV, a leader in the community, Mr. Solomon Erim, expressed hope that the prayers made within the period would help to restore peace and save souls in the community.

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PDP Holds Convention, Extends Makarfi, Others’ Tenure

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday defied attempts by the police and the Department of State Service (DSS) to scuttle its national convention, as delegates relocated to the state secretariat of the party in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, to hold the convention.
The police had sealed off the Sharks Stadium venue of the convention and barred delegates from gaining access to the venue.

But at the state secretariat of the party at Aba Road, the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, declared the convention open.
The convention approved the extension of the tenure of the caretaker committee led by Makarfi by 12 months and also increased its membership from seven to 13 through a motion moved by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and seconded by a former Minister of Women Affairs, Hajia Zainab Maina.

The Chairman of the National Convention Planning Committee and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, pushed for the extension of the caretaker committee, which was unanimously approved.
The convention had earlier adopted a motion moved by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Leo Ogor, and seconded by the Chairman of the Federal Capital Territory chapter of the PDP, Alhaji Yusuf Suleiman, to amend the agenda of the convention and step down the issue of election.

Markarfi, addressing the convention after the extension of his committee’s tenure, assured the delegates that his committee would effectively position the party for 2019 and would organise another convention within the period.
Markarfi had earlier inaugurated the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party.
Performing the inauguration at the Government House, Port Harcourt, Makarfi said the NEC included the PDP governors, National Assembly Caucus, Board of Trustees (BoT), National Caucus, the 36 state PDP chairmen and national officers of the party.

He said in the absence of the elected national officers, the National Caretaker Committee members would be part of NEC, adding that his committee members would cease to be NEC members once national officers are elected.
At the meeting were the PDP governors, National Assembly Caucus, members of the PDP BoT, National Caucus, 36 state PDP chairmen and National Caretaker Committee members of the party.

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AUN To Hold Scholarship Exams

Scholarship examinations for newly accepted students joining the American University of Nigeria for the 2016/2017 academic session will hold on Saturday, July 30, 2016. The university has increased new student scholarship awards to 67.

According to a release, thirty-six scholarships will be awarded to candidates with the highest scores in the 2015 Joint Admissions and Matriculation (JAMB) examination from all the 36 states, and one scholarship will be awarded to the candidate with the highest scores in JAMB UME nationally. Another 30 scholarships will be awarded to five candidates from each of the six geo-political zones of the country under AUN’s regional scholarships program.

Winners of the JAMB-based scholarships will be selected based on results of the 2015 UME, while the regional scholarship winners will be selected primarily based on their performance in the 2015 national scholarship examinations.

All 2015 UME candidates newly accepted into the university for the Fall 2016 Semester are eligible and invited to sit for the regional scholarships examinations. Candidates transferring from local and foreign universities as well as Direct Entry candidates are ineligible to write the scholarship examinations.

The examinations will be held in the following centers: Intels Integrated Logistics Services, Km 16 Aba Expressway, Port Harcourt, (08075493243); Federal Government College, Isi-Uzo Street, Independence Layout, Enugu, Mauve 21 Event Centre, MKO Abiola Way, Iyana Adeoyo, Ring Road, Ibadan; Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, 1 Memorial Drive, Abuja, (08052266302); Arewa House, 1 Rabah Road, Kaduna, and Robert Pastor E-Library, AUN, Lamido Zubairu Way, Yola,. All eligible candidates must bring with them their Acceptance Letter into AUN and either an International passport, National ID Card, or Voter’s Registration Card containing their photograph.

Candidates freshly seeking admission and those who have applied, but are yet to be notified of their admission into AUN, and their guardians can phone the test centers to receive permission to take the special scholarship examinations.

Those freshly seeking admission into AUN will need to complete an AUN admission application form at the venue of the examination before being allowed into the testing hall. There is NO fee attached to this scholarship examination.

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Buhari Holds Secret Meeting With Jonathan

President Muhammadu Buhari has stepped up efforts to find a lasting solution to the renewed militancy in the Niger Delta by holding a private meeting with former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday night at his residence in Aso Rock, Abuja.

As a follow up to the meeting with Jonathan, Buhari also met with former president Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday at the Presidential Villa.

The meeting with Obasanjo came on the heels of fresh attack on Forcados pipeline by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).

The destruction of oil facilities in the region by the militants had crippled Nigeria’s crude oil production and power supply, with crude production recovering from a loss of 1.1 million barrels per day to about 1.6 million barrels per day. By yesterday, power generation had dropped to 2,832.5MW.

A source very close to Jonathan said the former president’s meeting with Buhari lasted about 35 minutes and focused mainly on how to get the Niger Delta militants to agree to a ceasefire.

It was revealed that Buhari specifically requested Jonathan to intervene in the crisis.

Obasanjo arrived Aso Rock Villa yesterday in company of Otunba Johnson Fasawe at about 1pm.

His meeting with Buhari was held behind closed doors and the details were not made available to the media.

When Obasanjo emerged from Buhari’s office, he declined comments.

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Navy Anniversary: Sailing Club Holds Diamond Jubilee Boat Race

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Ibok Ette-Ibas has said that the Navy Sailing Club had performed up to expectation by producing athletes that have represented the country in international events.

Etta-Ibas who was represented by Rear Adm. Joe Okojie said this at a championship organized by the club to celebrate the diamond jubilee of the Nigeria Navy on Sunday in Lagos.

He noted the Club had contributed immensely to the development of water sports in the country..

According to him, the club was established in 1987 for grassroots development of water sports.

“The future is bright for water sports in the country and I’m amazed with the display of some of the young participants, who are as young as six.

“Products from this club have represented the country meritoriously over the years and I strongly belief the club will not relent.

“The club is also open for civilians who have the talent and zeal for water sports,’’ he said.

Solomon Dalung, Minister for Youths and Sports commended the club for its contribution to sports development.

Dalung, represented by Demola Are, a senior official at the ministry said that development of sports at the grassroots was vital to the growth of sailing.

“Kudos to the naval sailing club for its initiation and support to the growth of sports at the grassroots.

“We assure you that the sport ministry will continue to work hand in hand with the club to discover more talents,” he said.

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PDP Holds Crucial BoT Meeting Today

A meeting of the Board of Trustees, (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) will hold today in Abuja.

It was gathered that on the agenda is the con­troversial amendment of the party’s constitution, ahead of its national con­vention in Port Harcourt on May 21.

The proposed amend­ment has polarized BoT members as it mandates the chairman to endorse a meeting of the statutory organ of the party before it could be convened.

The proposed amend­ment says that: “The BoT shall meet at the instance of the chairman, in con­sultation with the national chairman of the party or, at the request of half of the members of the board or following a resolution of the Board or the NEC re­quest for such a meeting.

The subsisting consti­tution of the party only states that “the board of trustees shall meet at the instance of the chairman or at the request of half of the members of the board or following a reso­lution of the board or the NEC requesting for such a meeting.”

Certain members of the BoT and NEC of the party led by former Information Minister, Professor Jerry Gana, had, last Wednes­day, cautioned against the amendment.

Operating under the group, PDP Elders Forum, they noted that the pro­posed amendment would be rejected except it was subjected to proper con­sultations and scrutiny of its statutory organs.

There are, however, strong indications that National Chairman, Sena­tor Ali Modu Sheriff may be encouraged to proceed with the amendment and his plan for the convention as he reportedly enjoys support of some members of the BoT.

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Tony Blair Holds Talks With Nigerian Governors’ Forum

A Former Prime Minister of Britain, Mr Tony Blair, is meeting with the Nigerian Governors’ Forum to discuss areas of collaboration.

The meeting, which is being held at the Presidential Villa Abuja, is hosting the Tony Blair Foundation in the first of series of meeting with development partners geared towards good governance.

Mr Blair told the Governors that the dwindling oil prices and the attendant cash crunch called for change in the way things were done.

According to him, the Blair Foundation can collaborate with government at the state to bring about change in the country.

Before the meeting with the governors, Mr Blair held talks with the Chairman of the Forum, Governor Abdul’Aziz Yari of Zamfara State, where they discussed how the foundation could help state governments in the areas of health, education and Agriculture.

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Buhari Holds Meeting With Heads Of State In Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari is hosting the Extraordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States Authority of Heads of State and Government to mark its 40th Anniversary.

The main item on the agenda of the summit will be the current political situation in Burkina Faso.

President Buhari has condemned the coup d’etat in Burkina Faso and called for immediate restoration of civil transitional authority.

He urged the Defence and Security Forces of Burkina Faso to keep faith with the agreed transitional programme for the return of the country to democratic rule.

It is also expected that global issues like climate change may be deliberated upon at the summit as a fall out of the global summit on climate change which attracted world leaders to France.

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PDP Holds Factional Meetings In Owerri

The growing schism within the ranks of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Imo State, further widened, weekend, following the holding of separate meetings by the party faithful in Owerri.

While a section of the party loyalists, who branded themselves “Coalition of True Imo PDP Democrats, CTIPD,” gathered in the cosy Aladinma Shopping Mall, the others converged at the State Party Secretariat, on Okigwe Road, Owerri.

It was gathered that the former Imo State governor, Chief Achike Udenwa, chaired the proceedings at the Aladinma Shopping Mall, the Expanded State Executive Council of the PDP controlled the events in the Secretariat, and had different agenda and resolutions.

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Jonathan Holds Meeting With Ex-Ministers

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has met with some members of his cabinet in a bid to defend his integrity. He was said to have told the former ministers that he was “not a thief in office as being portrayed”.

He explained how he met President Muhammadu Buhari for 20 minutes on two issues, which include, advising Buhari against subjecting his person and former cabinet members to “media trial” on alleged corruption and; why the Election Petition Tribunals in Rivers and Akwa Ibom should be allowed to work unhindered.

He deplored what he called the involvement of the Department of State Security Service(DSS) on election-related matters in the two states.

According to sources, the meeting was held at Jonathan’s Abuja home  a few days  ago.

It was gathered that about 15 former ministers (including two who were recalled from London) and some former security chiefs attended.

One of the former media aides in the Presidency attended the “strictly private” session to put issues in the correct perspective at the right time.

But the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is central to the allegations against Jonathan, was absent.

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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 Friday prayer was led by the State House Chief Imam, Abdulwaheed Suleiman. Buhari was joined by aides and other workers in the villa.

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Charleston Church Holds First Service After Massacre

Hundreds of people have flocked to Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, in the US city of South Carolina, after it reopened its doors to worshippers, four days after a white man shot nine black church members to death.

Sunday morning marked the first worship service at the church since Dylann Roof, 21, sat among a Bible study group and opened fire on Wednesday after saying that he targeted them because they were black, authorities said.

“It has been tough, it’s been rough, some of us have been downright angry, but through it all God has sustained us and has encouraged us,” said the Reverend Norvel Goff, who was appointed pastor to replace Rev. Clementa Pinckney, a state politician, who was among those people killed.

Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo, reporting from Charleston, described a “very emotional” church service attended by an estimated 2,000 people.Church attendees sang gospel songs as thousands more gathered outside to show their solidarity following the shooting.

APC Holds Two-Day Retreat For Senators Elect

The All Progressives Congress (APC) will hold a two-day retreat for all its Senators-elect in Abuja on May 22nd and 23rd 2015.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said the retreat will be held at the Ibeto Hotel in Apo area of the city.

It urged the Senators-elect to arrive at the venue where accommodation arrangement has been made for them, by 6 p.m. on Friday, May 22nd, as there will be a closed door meeting between all Senators- elect and party leaders at 8 p.m. of the same day.

”The two-day retreat is part of efforts being undertaken by the party to ensure that the legislators hit the ground running for the benefit of Nigerians,” APC said.

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