Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ice Prince Finally Meets Jay Z


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"Fight Corruption" - Obasanjo Congratulates Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has congratulated the Presidential candidate of the All progressives congress Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd,,) on his victory in the presidential poll, charging him to fight corruption and carry out reforms in different sectors.

The congratulatory message was made available to our correspondent at Abeokuta on Tuesday following Buhari victory in the March 28 presidential election.

Obasanjo, who noted that so much harm had already been done to many national institutions, including the military, however, advised him to be magnanimous in victory.

He said, “With so much harm already done to many national institutions including the military, which proudly nurtured you and me, you will have a lot to do on institution reform – education, healthcare, economy, security, infrastructure, power, youth employment, agri-business, oil and gas, external affairs, cohesiveness of our nation and ridding our land of corruption.

“Your varied and wide experience will undoubtedly stand you in good stead.”

The former president said the country “is blessed with men and women of goodwill, character and virtue across the board that you can mobilise to join hands with you in the reform, repairs and re-direction that will be imperative to put Nigeria back on the fast lane of good governance, unity, cohesiveness, development and progress.”

Obasanjo noted that Buhari’s victory, after three previous unsuccessful attempts, must be a great lesson to himself and for all politicians, particularly in Nigeria.

He said, “For me, the totality of 2015 elections hold many lessons for our democracy and democratisation process, which are both maturing.

“On this occasion, the system has been unnecessarily overheated before and particularly during the campaigns when emphasis was more on trivialities and hate, divisive, undignifying and disrespectful statements and comments rather than on pressing issues requiring attention.

“I know that in victory, you will be magnanimous to start binding the wounds and bitterness occasioned by the campaign and the evil disciples.”

“Buhari deserves this victory” - IBB Congratulates Buhari

In a congratulatory message titled: “Buhari deserves this victory” and which he personally signed, Babangida said the country had witnessed a downward trend and wanted a leader who would salvage it.

He said Nigerian politicians had a lot of lessons to learn from the election and Buhari’s victory saying one of this was that an incumbent could be defeated if he did not do well as President.

Apart from this, he said there was a lesson to learn from Buhari’s perseverance after he had lost three previous elections.

“I have just finished watching the proceedings of the declaration of results of the March 28, 2015 elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission and the emergence of my friend, professional colleague and former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari as the President-elect.

“Let me, therefore, formally congratulate General Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives’ Congress for this well-deserved victory.

“This victory to me conveys two significant statements on our political history and evolution. First; that incumbents can be defeated in any democratic process if the people’s aspirations are not fulfilled. Second, that there is good reward for perseverance and hard work. General Buhari has been very consistent in pursuing his political aspiration.

In fact, he reminds me of President Abraham Lincoln of the American fame, who was very dogged in pursuing his political aspiration and enriched the contents of democracy in America. General Buhari lives true to his military calling by remaining very consistent, resilient and courageous right from 2003 till date. This enviable feat to me further enriches our democratic process and matures us into the top echelon of nations where democracy has taken firm root. That President Jonathan has indeed conceded defeat and congratulated the President-elect is also cheering news.

“Let me also congratulate other presidential candidates of the other political parties, especially Mr. President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for putting up a good fight in the elections. I wish to also commend the Independent National Electoral Commission, for conducting such a free, fair and transparent election despite all the initial hitches and challenges. The beauty of democracy is that it is an on-going process that gives room for improvement, provides opportunity to make amends, and affords the people the opportunity to make a statement with their ballots during elections.

“With this election and its outcome thus far, Nigeria has once again recorded another milestone in her march through the enviable ladder of democracy. Our leadership role in Africa will further be enhanced by the way and manner we manage the gains of this process. But I trust that the President-elect will live up to the expectations of many Nigerians that crave for change; and lift Nigeria to greater heights.

I wish to implore the President-elect to reach out to other contestants in the spirit of one Nigeria, as he settles down for the task of leading this nation in the next four years. Your victory has no doubt broken the barriers of ethnicity and religious inclinations; two sensitive issues that undeservedly dominated the campaigns. I am confident that this victory will usher in a new perspective in our political history and development.

“On behalf of my family, accept from me, our hearty congratulations,” the statement read.

SEE Dangote Watching Result Collation With Jonathan Then Left To Celebrate With Buhari


President Jonathan pictured with members of the National Peace Committee for 2015 Elections watching the election collation results as they were being announced at the National Collation center in Abuja today.

Dangote was pictured not long after celebrating with Buhari.


#Nigeriadecides: Presidential election results in Borno state - APC Wins

Prof. Yacanami Karta is Collation Officer of Borno state

LGAs: 27 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 1,799,669 ACCR VOTERS: 544,759

AA:145

AD:392

ACPN:243

ADC:201

APA:878

APC:473,543 (Winner)

CPP:310

HOPE:88

KOWA:158

NCP:107

PDP:25,640

PPN:143

UDP:31

UPP:41

UNBELIEVABLE: Godsday Orubebe Congratulates Buhari.. SEE TWEETS


After his earlier controversial display at INEC collation center, Mr. Orubebe has congratulated the President-Elect General Buhari on his twitter handle. See his tweets below:


Photos Of Buhari, Tinubu, Ngige, Others Watching Orubebe’s Show Of Shame



Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsdey Orubebe threw decorum to the gutters when he attacked Prof Attahiru Jega, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) today.

However, when the show of shame was being carried out by the former Minister, some stalwarts of the All Progressives Congress (APC) including its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, were watching, going by what the party revealed.

Here are pictures of Buhari, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, John Oyegun, Senator Chris Ngige and others watching the first class comic performance by Orubebe.

#NigeriaHasDecided: Buhari makes history, emerges Nigeria’s President-elect


APC Presidential Candidate,  Muhammadu Buhari is finally moving into Aso Rock, Nigeria’s presidential palace,as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria after three previous failed shots at the presidency,

The Independent National Electoral Commission is yet to announce Mr. Buhari’s victory because the commission is still expecting results of the presidential election from Borno.

But we can report that Mr. Buhari got 473,543 votes in Borno compared to the 25,640 earned by Mr. Jonathan.

So, the APC candidate has practically won the election by beating Mr. Jonathan by 2,563,059 votes.

#NigeriaHasDecided: Five Reasons Why Jonathan Lost


Here are five reasons why the opposition won:

1: Harder to rig
Past elections have been marred by serious irregularities and suspicions of rigging. In 2007 observers said the presidential poll was not "credible". In 2011 the vote was considered to be better run but observers said that rigging and fraud still took place.
This time the electoral commission took more steps to prevent rigging, including new biometric voters cards.
Also President Jonathan's party, the People's Democratic Party (PDP), had lost control of some key states which meant it could not control the electoral process there.

2: Boko Haram and security

The Nigerian army has made some recent gains against Boko Haram, but not enough to convince Nigerians
The election took place against the background of an Islamist insurgency in the north-east of the country. The Boko Haram militant group has killed 20,000 people and forced some three million others from their homes and President Jonathan was criticised for not getting to grips with this.
The poll was delayed for six weeks to give time for the security situation to improve, but even though most areas controlled by Boko Haram were recaptured, it seems to have come too late for many people.

3: United opposition, crumbling PDP

The extra six weeks of vigorous campaigning by the PDP was not enough to halt the slide in the party's fortunes
The PDP has been described as an election-winning machine. When it was created it united a northern elite with leading politicians from the south, but that alliance has broken up and the party lost some key figures. Even former President Olusegun Obasanjo came out against Mr Jonathan.
At the same time, the opposition managed to unite under the All Progressives Congress (APC) banner. The last six weeks of desperate and dirty campaigning, in which the APC responded in kind, was not enough to turn the tide.

4: Economy
Nigeria's economy is growing but the wealth is not being spread around
Nigeria is Africa's biggest oil producer and its largest economy, but many fail to feel the benefits with nearly half the population living below the poverty line. Continued corruption is seen as partly being to blame.
National income is due to grow by more than 5% this year and next year, but people did not seem in the mood to thank Mr Jonathan for this.

5: Time for a change

APC supporters chanted "change" wherever they went and it seems to have caught the mood. The PDP has been in power since the end of military rule in 1999, and 2015 is the year that Nigerians decided that someone else should have a go at sorting things out.

President-elect Buhari now has to prove he really can change things.

SEE Atiku Abubakar's congratulatary message to Gen. Buhari on his victory


The former Vice President wrote a congratulatory message to Buhari which he shared on Facebook. See it below...

My hearty congratulations to His Excellency, General Muhammadu Buhari, for being elected the next president of our beloved county, Nigeria. You have led our party, the All Progressives Congress to an unprecedented victory within two years of it’s official formation, and in so doing, written the most important chapter of our democracy.
 

The great Nnamdi Azikiwe once wrote that “history will continue to vindicate the just”. Your victory in the polls, with votes from across the length and breadth of our country, bears witness to the acceptance of not just our party, the APC, but also your ideology of justice, fair play and zero tolerance for corruption as the bedrock for national rebirth.
At this historic moment, it is most important to say a hearty thank you to every Nigerian who voted for the APC. Your votes have not just elected the first opposition party into federal power, but has also set a precedent which will have positive implications for democracy across Africa.

Dear GMB, the journey has just begun. Millions of Nigerians have put their trust in you, because they were not satisfied with the status quo. You represent the hope of a new generation of Nigerians, and you cannot afford to fail them. Our party has made a promise of change to our young people, to secure and rebuild our country, create jobs and opportunity, and improve citizens’ welfare. We will stand behind you to ensure we keep those promises, just like we did during these elections.

Our country needs a new direction. We have voted for you, and our party won the election, but when you assume our highest office, you must become the president of not just the APC, but all of Nigeria, including the people who did not vote for you. We look up to you to heal the fractures of our country, and truly unite this country like never before.

To President Jonathan, I want to specially thank you for conducting a historic election. Your party may have lost the elections, but you have won the admiration of the world by not interfering with the wishes of Nigerians. History will be kind to you.

It is my sincere hope that we will all come together as one country, to build the Nigeria of our dreams.
God bless Nigeria.

Dangote, Abdulsalam, Tambuwal, others with Buhari in Abuja (SEE PHOTOS)


Buhari pictured speaking with Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar. Aliko Dangote, Primate Nicholas Owoh, Tambuwal, Osinbajo, Chris Ngige and others are around Nigeria's president-elect at their APC office in Abuja this evening. More photos after the cut...









Live Clip From APC Campaign House In Abuja (VIDEO)

Wow.... Victory is so sweet!!!

Photos Of Gen.Buhari receiving a call from President Jonathan congratulating him on his success


Below are pictures of GMB receiving a call from President Jonathan congratulating him on his success in the elections. #Nigeriadecides




Prof Osinbajo Rejoicing As APC Wins (PHOTOS)


Below are Photos Of Prof Osinbajo Rejoicing As APC Wins Big..



#Nigeriadecides: Presidential election results in Delta state - PDP Wins

Prof. Bolaji is RO of Delta state

LGAs: 25 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES:14 REG. VOTERS:2,044,372 ACCR VOTERS:1,350,914

AA:1473

AD:735

ACPN:916

ADC:888

APA:478

APC:48,910

CPP:813

HOPE:166

KOWA:311

NCP:670

PDP:1,211,405 (Winner)

PPN:393

UDP:354

UPP:261

BREAKING: Jonathan concedes defeat, congratulates Buhari

President Goodluck Jonathan has reportedly conceded defeat and has congratulated Muhammadu Buhari pf the All Progressives Congress on his victory in the presidential elections.

This was disclosed on Twitter by the Minister of Aviation and other PDP stalwarts.

Fayose congratulates Buhari, urges Nigerians to accept results


Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has urged Nigerians to accept the outcome of the Saturday presidential election in good faith, saying; "the election result is the will of God and Nigerians , and all lovers of peace, progress and development of Nigeria must accept it."

Governor Fayose, in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, hailed the resilience and commitment of President Goodluck Jonathan and General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd).

The governor said the election results should not been seen as victory or loss for any political party, adding that; "To me, Nigerians and democracy won."

He praised Nigerians for believing in the democratic process, adding that; "By this election, Nigerians have shown that Democracy has come to stay in the country."

The governor said; "I salute Nigerians, especially the great people of Ekiti State.

"I salute President Jonathan for laying the most solid foundation for democracy in Nigeria. And I salute Major General Buhari for being a resilience and dogged fighter.

#Nigeriadecides: Presidential election results in Sokoto state - APC Wins

Prof. Abubakar is RO of Sokoto state

LGAs:23 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 1,663,127 ACCR VOTERS: 988,899
 

AA: 249

AD: 714

ACPN:535

ADC:762

APA:3482

APC:671,926 (Winner)

CPP:1894

HOPE:283

KOWA:475

NCP:686

PDP:152,199

PPN:605

UDP:269

UPP:180

SEE What Peter Okoye, Lola & Awilo Are Doing



The couple and Awilo Logomba goofing around to promote new song, Enemy Solo...

SEE Gen. Buhari with APC Leaders Watching The Election Results


GMB with APC National chairman John Oyegun,Chris Ngige and co watching the announcement of the presidential election by INEC. See pics after the cut:


#Nigeriadecides: Presidential election results in Taraba state - PDP Wins

Prof. Mohammed is RO of Taraba state

LGAs: 16 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES:14 REG. VOTERS: 1,374,307 ACCR VOTERS: 638,578

AA:962

AD: 586

ACPN:811

ADC:320

APA:1306

APC:261,326

CPP:1,033

HOPE:161

KOWA:153

NCP:876

PDP:310,800 (Winner)

PPN:680

UDP:224

UPP:439

#Nigeriadecides: Presidential election results in Edo state - PDP Wins

Prof. Osaze is RO of Edo state

LGAs: 18 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 1,650,552 ACCR VOTERS: 599,166

AA: 159

AD: 450

ACPN:1284

ADC:512

APA:709

APC:208,469

CPP:325

HOPE:22

KOWA:175

NCP:516

PDP:286,869 (Winner)

PPN:729

UDP:160

UPP:72

THE TENSION IS HIGH: PICTURES Of Nigerians Waiting For Presidential Election Result


The tension is high!!! More pics after the cut:





2015 elections results so far - 31 states declared, APC Leading

31 states declared so far and APC is still leading with 2,894,494 votes. Only 5 states remain - Sokoto, Taraba, Borno, Edo and Delta. The commission took a 10mins recess.

#Nigeriadecides: Presidential election results in Yobe state - APC Wins

Prof. Ibrahim is collation officer of Yobe state

LGAs: 17 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 1,077,942 ACCR VOTERS: 520,127

AA:101

AD: 213
 

ACPN:164

ADC:112

APA:632

APC:446,265 (Winner)

CPP:329

HOPE:67

KOWA:104

NCP:120

PDP:25,526

PPN:101

UDP:30

UPP:32

#Nigeriadecides: Presidential election results in Bauchi state - APC Wins

Prof. Farouk is RO of Bauchi state

LGAs: 20 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 2,053,484 ACCR VOTERS: 1,094,069

AA:131

AD: 173

ACPN:232

ADC:189

APA:964

APC:931,598 (Winner)

CPP:391

HOPE:46

KOWA:128

NCP:207

PDP:86,085

PPN:128

UDP:29

UPP:37

#NigeriaDecides: See what Gen. Buhari is doing right now (PHOTOS)


The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari is presently relaxing with party bigwigs in Abuja. With him is the APC Chairman, John Oyegun, ex-Ekiti governor, Kayode Fayemi and others.

His party is leading the ruling Peoples Democratic Party with about 11 states to go.

See photos of the former head of state below:



#Nigeriadecides: Presidential election results in Benue state - APC Wins

Prof. Makuya is RO of Benue state

LGAs: 23 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 1,893,596 ACCR VOTERS: 754,634

AA:315

AD: 254

ACPN:1464

ADC:539

APA: 945

APC:373,961 (Winner)

CPP:567

HOPE:115

KOWA:105

NCP:683

PDP:303,737

PPN:439

UDP:66

UPP:74

#Nigeriadecides: Presidential election results in Kebbi state - APC Wins

Prof. Ahmadu is RO of Kebbi state

LGAs: 21 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 1,457,763 ACCR VOTERS: 792,817

AA: 214

AD:450

ACPN:361

ADC:472

APA:2685

APC:567,883 (Winner)

CPP:1794

HOPE:213

KOWA:448

NCP:519

PDP:100,972

PPN:547

UDP:207

UPP:238

#Nigeriadecides: Presidential election results in Zamfara state - APC Wins

Prof. Abdullahi is RO of Zamfara state

LGAs: 14 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 1,484,941 ACCR VOTERS: 875,049

AA:125

AD:290

ACPN:290

ADC:294

APA:1310

APC:612,202 (Winner)

CPP:655

HOPE:14

KOWA:122

NCP:404

PDP:144, 833

PPN:374

UDP:93

UPP:68

#Nigeriadecides: Presidential election results in Adamawa state - APC Wins

Prof. Jerry is RO of Adamawa state

LGAs: 21 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 1,518,123 ACCR VOTERS: 709,993

AA: 495

AD:595

ACPN:1166

ADC:1012

APA:1549

APC:374,701 (Winner)

CPP:819

HOPE:267

KOWA:752

NCP:1212

PDP:251,664

PPN:1163

UDP:289

UPP:334

#Nigeriadecides: Presidential election results in Rivers state - PDP Wins

Prof. John is RO of Rivers state

LGAs: 23 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 2,324,300 ACCR VOTERS: 1,643,409

AA: 1066

AD: 1104

ACPN:525

ADC:1031

APA:513

APC:69,238

CPP:577

HOPE:542

KOWA:2274

NCP:565

PDP:1,487,075

PPN:492

UDP:303

UPP:156

Jega Is Partial And Tribalistic - Orubebe


Former Minister, Godsday Orubebe came forth and disrupted the collation of the results for the presidential elections as it was about to start for the day. He accused INEC chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega of favoring the APC.
Meanwhile, it's important to note that Orubebe is a member of the PDP.

#Nigeriadecides: Presidential election results in CrossRiver state - PDP Wins

Prof. Ekpo is RO of Cross River

LGAs: 18 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 1,144,288 ACCR VOTERS: 500,577

AA: 279

AD: 709

ACPN:514

ADC:749

APA:532

APC:28,368

CPP:381

HOPE:237

KOWA:312

NCP:930

PDP:414,863 (Winner)

PPN:864

UDP:289

UPP:1487

#Nigeriadecides: Presidential election results in Gombe state - APC Wins

Prof. Ibrahim is RO of Gombe state

LGAs: 11 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 1,110,105 ACCR VOTERS: 515,828

AA: 104

AD: 169

ACPN: 192

ADC: 247

APA: 773

APC: 361,245 (Winner)

CPP: 407

HOPE: 46

KOWA:97

NCP: 227

PDP: 96,873

PPN:157

UDP:25

UPP:37

#Nigeriadecides: Presidential election results in Bayelsa state - PDP Wins

Prof. Joseph is RO of Bayelsa state

LGAs: 8 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 605,637 ACCR VOTERS: 384,789

AA:45

AD:69

ACPN:38

ADC:116

APA:70

APC:5,194

CPP:44

HOPE:18

KOWA:52

NCP:95

PDP:361,209 (Winner)

PPN:62

UDP:20

UPP:35

#Nigeriadecides: Presidential election results in Lagos state - APC Wins

Prof. Adewole is Collation Officer of Lagos state
LGAs: 20 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 5,827,846 ACCR VOTERS: 1,678,754

AA:1795

 AD:4453 
ACPN:3038
 ADC:2072 
APA:2177 
APC:792,460
 CPP:1125
 HOPE:255
 KOWA:1000
 NCP:1430
 PDP:632,327 (Winner)
PPN:1041
 UDP:269 
UPP:244

"Jega Is Tribalistic" - PDP threatens to stop further announcement of results by Jega

The Peoples Democratic Party has threatened to stop further collation and announcement of the presidential election results.

The PDP made its position known on Tuesday morning through its agent at the collation centre in Abuja and former Minister, Godsday Orubebe. Orubebe, who held the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, to ransom for several minutes, said he would not allow collation and announcement of results to go ahead until his party’s grievances are attended to. He called Jega names by saying he's tribalistic.

He further said Jega was yet to attend to the complaint by the PDP about malpractices in Kano, Jigawa and Yobe States. He accused Jega of bias as he has attended to a similar complaint by the All Progressives Congress regarding Rivers State.
The Peoples Democratic Party has threatened to stop further collation and announcement of the presidential election results. The PDP made its position known on Tuesday morning through its agent at the collation centre in Abuja and former Minister, Godsday Orubebe. Orubebe, who held the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, to ransom for several minutes, said he would not allow collation and announcement of results to go ahead until his party’s grievances are attended to. He said Jega was yet to attend to the complaint by the PDP about malpractices in Kano, Jigawa and Yobe States. He accused Jega of bias as he has attended to a similar complaint by the All Progressives Congress regarding Rivers State.

Culled from: The Eagle Online
The Peoples Democratic Party has threatened to stop further collation and announcement of the presidential election results. The PDP made its position known on Tuesday morning through its agent at the collation centre in Abuja and former Minister, Godsday Orubebe. Orubebe, who held the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, to ransom for several minutes, said he would not allow collation and announcement of results to go ahead until his party’s grievances are attended to. He said Jega was yet to attend to the complaint by the PDP about malpractices in Kano, Jigawa and Yobe States. He accused Jega of bias as he has attended to a similar complaint by the All Progressives Congress regarding Rivers State.

Culled from: The Eagle Online
The Peoples Democratic Party has threatened to stop further collation and announcement of the presidential election results. The PDP made its position known on Tuesday morning through its agent at the collation centre in Abuja and former Minister, Godsday Orubebe. Orubebe, who held the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, to ransom for several minutes, said he would not allow collation and announcement of results to go ahead until his party’s grievances are attended to. He said Jega was yet to attend to the complaint by the PDP about malpractices in Kano, Jigawa and Yobe States. He accused Jega of bias as he has attended to a similar complaint by the All Progressives Congress regarding Rivers State.

Culled from: The Eagle Online