Buhari Celebrates 74th Birthday, Salutes Army For Colourful Parade (PHOTOS)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday marked his 74th birthday anniversary with a special birthday parade and inspection of the Guard of Honour mounted by the Nigerian Army.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event, which took place at the fore-court of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, witnessed the Inspection of Guard by the president.

The Guard Brigade, headed by the Commander, Brigade of Guards, Musa Yusuf, also performed a Special Birthday Silent Drills, accompanied with special military birthday song in honour of the president.

Happy Birthday to President Buhari. Picture taken this morning at the Special 74th Birthday Parade for President Buhari at the State House

President Buhari also cut a birthday cake and released 74 pigeons from a cage as part of the activities marking the anniversary.

NAN reported that President Buhari also signed birthday anniversary register where he wrote: “I am impressed with the special drills presented by the Guard Brigade.’’

NAN further reported that service chiefs, Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris; some ministers, including Lai Mohammed and Muhammad Bello of the FCT; Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari; Presidential spokesmen, Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu attended the event.

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonishakin, who briefly spoke with State House correspondents, congratulated the president on his 74th anniversary.

He said: “We are celebrating the birthday of the president and we wish him well and good health…”

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Ezekwelli Celebrates Rescue Of Chibok Girl, Prays For Others


A former Minister of Education and leader of the Bring Back Our Girls Group, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has reacted to news of the rescue of one of the abducted Chibok girls by giving thanks to God.

Earlier in the day, the Nigerian Army confirmed the rescue of Amina Ali who was abducted along with over 200 other girls from school in 2014 by Boko Haram.

In reaction to the news, the former minister who has been one of the arrowheads in the campaign for the rescue of the girls, gave thanks to God while praising the Nigerian Army and the Civilian Joint Task Force in Borno.

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Huge Crowds As Pope Celebrates First Mass In Africa

Pope Francis held his first open-air mass in Africa on Thursday with huge crowds hailing heavy rains as “God’s blessing” as they sung and danced in the Kenyan capital.

 Thousands of people queued through the night braving torrential downpours to take part in the historic mass, the first celebrated by Francis on African soil.

The 78-year-old pontiff received a tumultuous welcome as he arrived in an open-topped Popemobile, smiling and waving as worshippers cheered, ululated and raised their hands in the air.

At least 200,000 people crammed into the park at the University of Nairobi, Kenyan media said, in the pope’s first major public appearance on a six-day trip which will also take him to Uganda and Central African Republic (CAR).

“It is beautiful,” beamed a nun called Sister Rachel. “We all sat through the rain and were not worried.”

“This is a very important moment in my life because I’ve never had the chance of attending a papal mass,” said another pilgrim called Paul Ndivangu who arrived three hours before dawn after travelling 200 kilometres (120 miles) from the northern town of Nyeri.

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“Happy Birthday Dad”, Kylie Jenner Celebrates Caitlyn Jenner

Kylie Jenner steps out rocking an Alexander Wang black dress, but little did we know she was prepping for her dad’s birthday lunch.

She shared her selfie with her dad, who is now Caitlyn Jenner, and she wished her a happy birthday. See Kylie’s posts below:



Kim Kardashian Celebrates 50 Million IG Followers With This Photo

Kim Kardashian West has expressed her excitement and appreciation to her IG followers for hitting 50 followers.

However, she is yet to beat Taylor Swift who has 52.6 million followers, while queen Bey is still dangling in third place with 49.1 million followers.

See her IG post below:


Queen Elizabeth Celebrates Record Reign With New Photo

Queen Elizabeth II, on September 9, beats the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, 63 years and seven months.

In honor of this momentous occasion, Buckingham Palace has released a commemorative photo of the Queen. The picture, which was taken in July by Mary McCartney (the daughter of Paul McCartney and the late Linda McCartney), shows the Queen seated at her desk in her private audience room at Buckingham Palace with one of her official red boxes.

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PDP List Achievements As Party Celebrates 17 Years

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s oldest political party, yesterday, marked 17 years of its existence with a low-key event at its Wadata Plaza, Abuja National Secretariat.

Briefing Journalists in Abuja, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, who catalogued the achievements of the party in its 17 years of existence, said it lost some of its founding and leading members because they could not withstand what he termed, stiff competition within the party and some mistakes the party made.

Metuh who tagged his speech, ”PDP At 17..Still The Only True National Party”, said that in spite of the exit of some of its founders and leaders, the party is still in line with the vision and mission of its founding fathers.

He listed the achievements of the PDP-led administrations in economy, transportation, agriculture, healthcare, rule of law, entrenching democracy among others and wondered why the eletorate rejected the party at the polls in 2015.

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Uganda Celebrates Gay Pride

A Ugandan beach got a colorful makeover on Saturday, as dozens of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people—and their supporters—marched with rainbow flags and umbrella just outside the country’s capital, Kampala.

The event was the culmination of a week of pride festivities, including a transgender awareness day and film screenings. The celebration comes just one year after the country struck down one of the harshest antigay laws in Africa.

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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.

ET caught up with the dynamic duo at the awards, where they opened up about their celebratory style choices. “We decided to come together and celebrate the fact that in all 50 states gay marriage is legal,” Rose said. “And we support the gay and lesbian community so much we decided to be each other’s date today.”

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

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North West Celebrates 2nd Birthday At Disneyland (SEE PHOTOS)

Last year, North West got her own Kidchella music festival for her birthday. This year, she got the Happiest Place on Earth. By the time her Sweet 16 rolls around, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are going to have to buy their daughter an island if they plan to keep upping the bar.

North spent her second birthday at Disneyland on Monday, surrounded by most of her family and also a light, which cannot be described, only felt.

According to the Kardashian Whisperers at E!, North’s guests arrived Monday morning. There was a party for North inside the park with lunch and cake. There were also balloons because a) kids love balloons and b) Kylie Jenner needed something to pose with.

.Kylie Jenner at North West's second birthday bash (Instagram)

Of course, Kim and Kanye were there. And the aforementioned Kylie. As were her aunts Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian. Khloé apparently couldn’t make it. And neither could family matriarch Kris Jenner.

.A boat full of Kardashians (Splash News)

Guests were asked not to bring a gift — what do you get a 2-year-old who wears Balmainto ballet class anyway? — but instead were given passes so they could skip the lines on all the rides at the park.

Kourtney Kardashian and Penelope Disick (Splash News)

It’s good to be America’s Most Powerful Toddler.

Snoop Dogg Calls Caitlyn Jenner A Science Project, Celebrates Akon Instead

Bruce Jenner, now, Caitlyn Jenner broke the internet and gained the admiration of top world personalities for his courage of becoming who he/she truly is. Iconic American rapper, Snoop Dog, thinks differently.

The rapper took to instagram to slam mainstream media for giving more interest to Bruce’s Caitlyn Jenner and ignoring inspiring stories like what Akon did recently. He launched a Solar academy (an institution that will train electrical engineers) that will supply electricity to millions of people in Africa and no mainstream media has carried it.


APC Celebrates Rivers Local Govt Poll Success

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Rivers State has thanked the electorate for voting for the party in the just-ended local government elections.

Officials described the action as an endorsement of the eight years administration of out-going Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.

APC won 22 out of the 23 chairmanship seats that were contested in Saturday’s council polls.

Following the result, the party described the decision of the Amaechi administration to organise the council polls as not only timely but also an affirmation of his status as a true democrat.

“Not minding the opposition of by the PDP leadership in Rivers State, Gov. Amaechi has once again, true to his political sagacity, proved that he is in charge of the politics of Rivers State. The successful conduct of the polls and the eager acceptance of the 22 candidates fielded by APC by the people of Rivers State has once more demonstrated that Rivers State is an APC State,” the State Chairman, Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said.

He congratulated the Rivers State electorate for having faith in the party by electing all the APC candidates. “We wish to reassure the good people of Rivers State that with the calibre of candidates so elected, the APC revolution at the various local government areas is about to take off. With this election, the State has finally buried the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a political party and by the time we have a re-run governorship election the PDP will be formally nailed,” Ikanya said.

Meanwhile, the party hailed police for maintaining order during the polls.

The election came in the back of violence that characterized the presidential and governorship poll.

“Nigeria Police will perform wonders if allowed to act professionally by the powers that be. We commend the police and wish that they continue to act in this manner for the greatness of our nation,” said Ikanya.

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