Saturday, February 7, 2015

BUHARI,INEC and U.S Comment on The Postponement Of Election Rumor

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has reacted to speculations over the postponement of the elections scheduled to hold on February 14, 2015.

Buhari who has, alongside his party, expressed opposition to any form of postponement, spoke with told YNaija that citizens should avoid getting ahead of INEC saying the Commission is yet to make an official pronouncement on the issue.

"INEC has made no official announcement yet and until then, we wait," he said.
Buhari, however, used the opportunity to reiterate his resolve against any such decision by INCE saying he "won't support a postponement."

According to the former head of state: "It has taken INEC one year to plan so why postpone?" "There are over 770 local government areas in Nigeria and they claim to postpone because of 14?" he queried.
Asked what his plan of action would be if the postponement turns out to be true, Buhari said it is his party's decision to take.
Meanwhile, the international community and US authorities have strongly advised against a postponement of the elections by INEC.
The United States called for Nigeria's presidential elections to be held on time as INEC weighs a delay over difficulty distributing voter cards.

The US supports "peaceful, free, transparent and credible electoral processes in Nigeria and renews its calls on all candidates, their supporters and Nigerian citizens to reject election-related violence," deputy State Department spokeswoman, Marie Harf said in a statement.

"The United States also looks to Nigeria to hold these elections on time."
The presidential election is scheduled for Saturday, February 14.

She Still GOT IT!!! Actress Mercy Johnson Shares Post-Baby photos With Mum

Dang , this is the kind of woman every man craves for , a woman that will still maintain the body that made you fall in love with her after giving birth to kids , that's her mum still looking good and healthy too , #happy people , the photos were taking in her house in lagos

Femcee 'Eva Alordiah' Rocks Bald Hair In New photo | Yay Or Nay (photo)

You just have to give it to her , she is one naija female celeb that doesn't go with the trend , her brand and style promotes phenomenal styles and concepts

Well She said she was going to do it and she kept to her word, she finally went bald.
 Its safe to say Eva Alordiah has to take the crown for the female Nigerian celeb with the craziest hairstyle,

she's done some wild hairstyle back n the day where she'd shave some parts of her hair or dye her hair with wild colours or put on abstract but stylist hair weaves.

She shared the picture a few minutes ago, Do you dig the new look?

CALM DOWN!! As Nigeria awaits Jega’s final word on 14 February election By 5pm see this .....

•Professor Attahiru Jega, INEC boss: Nation awaits press conference

Professor Attahiru Jega, the chairman of the under-pressure Independent National Electoral Commission held various meetings today, ahead of the expected press conference he is expected to address at 5 p.m today.

The first meeting was with representatives of 21 political parties, with 15 of them said to be canvassing for a shift in the election.

Sources close to the meeting said some of the party chiefs argued that the election should not go ahead because of security concerns.

Professor Jega was locked in a meeting with resident electoral commissioners and civil society groups up till 4p.m today, to consider preparations for the polls scheduled to begin from 14 February.

As the meetings held, the social media and the news portals buzzed with speculations that the poll shift was already a done deal.

But INEC responded swiftly that it was yet to announce any shift.

INEC's reaction came after Associated Press (AP) said Nigeria's electoral commission will postpone February 14 presidential and legislative elections for six weeks to give a new multinational force time to secure northeastern areas under the sway of Boko Haram.

"INEC currently meeting with political parties, meeting with civil society organisations coming up shortly. #Nigeriadecides," the electoral body wrote on its official Twitter page.

It was followed by another tweet: "INEC has not made any official announcement about Feb. 14th polls. Meetings still ongoing. #Nigeriadecides," it said.

In an SMS message to TheNEWS, Kayode Idowu, chief press secretary to Professor Jega also said that the commission was yet to make any announcement. He dismissed all the news items making rounds as mere rumours.

INEC chairman, Attahiru Jega is expected to make an announcement by 5:00 p.m. (17:00 GMT) today.

Hol Up what is this?? (Photo)

Naija peeps shaa , chai , I no go chop?

Breaking News!!! Nigeria postPone FEb 14 election to March

Report reaching us right now from a standard and credible source is that the  Presidential Election that was scheduled for FEb 14 (next week saturday) has been postponed now holds 28th March while Governorship now 11th of April ,

According to the report
Nigeria's electoral commission is to postpone presidential and legislative elections for six weeks to give a new multinational force time to secure north-eastern areas under the sway of Boko Haram, an official has said.
Millions could be disenfranchised if the voting went ahead on February 14th while the Islamic extremists hold a large area of the north east and continue the violence that has driven 1.5 million people from their homes.

A major offensive with planes and ground troops from Chad and Nigeria has forced the insurgents from a dozen towns and villages in the past 10 days, and greater military strikes by more countries are planned.

The official said the Independent National Electoral Commission will announce the postponement at a news conference. Officials in President Goodluck Jonathan's administration had been calling for a postponement, which is opposed by an opposition coalition fielding his chief rival, former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari.
Supporters of both sides are threatening violence if their candidate does not win. Some 800 people were killed in riots in the mainly Muslim north after Mr Buhari, a Muslim, lost 2011 elections to Mr Jonathan, a Christian from the south.

A postponement will give electoral officials more time to deliver 30 million voter cards. The commission had said the non-delivery of cards to nearly half of the 68.8 million registered voters was not a good reason to delay the vote.

Early on Saturday, officials in Niger said more than 100 Boko Haram fighters had been killed by soldiers responding to attacks on two towns near the border with Nigeria.
Defence minister Karidjo Mahamadou said four soldiers died and 17 were wounded in fighting in the towns of Bosso and Diffa.
He said two soldiers were missing and a civilian was also killed. Niger's army received support from Chad as it worked to repel Boko Haram's assault.

PARA!! Morocco Banned From 2017, 2019 Afcon And Fined $1m For ...........

I have been waiting for this to happen , cause the moroccans gave a very unreasonable reasonable reason not to host the Nations cup, and if they were not sanctioned you can only imagine what the future of the nations cup would look like , well

  Morocco were kicked out of the 2017 and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and fined $1m for refusing to host this year's event due to fears over Ebola, the continental game's ruling body said

     The Confederation of African Football also ordered the Royal Moroccan Football Federation to pay eight million euros in compensation.

Equatorial Guinea took over the 2015 tournament which ends on Sunday.

Frosh!! Darey Art Alade et Olamide Take A Ikomo #Selfie #Noeffect

Hehe it was all fun at the naming ceremony , veteran Singer Darey whom graced the event Lagos state governor made his own photo album by taking selfies with the celebs that graced the ceremony , this is just one of them , these days that celebs rely so much on picsart and instagram effect , this is a definition of frosh ...... Ey go and collect your PVC , while we entertain you *whew*

Ibrahimovic 'abuses referees in English'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic abuses French referees in either English or Italian so they cannot understand his insults, claims Lyon coach Hubert Fournier.

Fournier made the accusation ahead of Sunday's Ligue 1 match between leaders Lyon and third-placed Paris St-Germain.

"All the referees in this league get insulted by this person," he said.

"The referees are not bilingual or trilingual, so they don't understand. In a way, it's better to speak Italian or English to insult referees."he added

Morocco banned from next two Afcons

Morocco have been banned from the next two Africa Cup of Nations after rejecting to host this year's tournament.

The country's football federation was also fined US$1m (£650,000) and ordered to pay 8m euros (£5.9m) in damages.

Morocco had expressed concerns about hosting this year's event following the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa.

They asked for the tournament to be delayed until 2016, but the Confederation of African Football rejected the request.

Shooting of Action Movies restricted in Paris

The filming of movie action sequences has been restricted by authorities in Paris following last month's attacks in the French capital.

"There's a problem with these action-type scenes, as the actors in uniform could be targets for terrorists," said police commander Sylvie Barnaud.

"Also, the actors could pose confusion for the general public - during this highly sensitive period."

She said the use of fake weapons and pyrotechnic effects were also banned.

Sony boss quits after email hack

Sony Pictures' Amy Pascal has stepped down as co-chair of Sony's movie studio following a debilitating cyber attack that revealed her private emails.

Ms Pascal will start a production company that will launch in May 2015.

She has already apologised for certain revelations that came as a result of the leaked emails.

"I have spent almost my entire professional life at Sony Pictures and I am energized to be starting this new chapter based at the company I call home," said Ms Pascal in a statement

PHOTOS FROm Tiwa Savage 35th Birthday Party .... She Kept touching her Baby

Tiwa Savage celebrated her 35th birthday on thursday and she had quite a number of her friends over at her house for an intimate celebration. 2face Idibia, Don Jazzy, Kiss Daniel, Elohor Aisien and more were there to grace the event.

Say Cheese!! See Exclusive Photos of Pres GEJ & Osinbajo at the RCCG Holy Ghost Service

Well I don't know , GEJ face is looking really dark most governors frosh pass am , is it the light or his make up artist did a awful trick?? Let leave that but it seem like somebody told them to say 'Cheeese'' in this photo above. lol.

 President Goodluck Jonathan was at The Redeemed Christian Church of God camp yesterday to attend the church's monthly first Friday Holy Ghost Service.  At the prayer service, GEJ met pastor E.A Adeboye who prayed for him and APC VP candidate Prof. Osinbajo who posed for pictures with him.

While at the event, Pres GEJ also said this when the general overseer gave him few minutes to address the crowd:

"I am interested in this service because it's close to election, I am not here to campaign, you know very well that daddy G.O will not allow his altar to be used for campaign. I want to assure you that we will soon smile as a nation. I am here to thank you for your prayers….we pray for peace in the presidential, state and all the elections. Thanks mama G.O for the prayers for Nigeria," he said.

Whaaat?? ''We Won't Provide Security For February 14 Poll Unless Its Postponed'' - Military

Military service chiefs have told the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] that no soldiers will be available to provide security anywhere in the country if it goes ahead with its plans to hold the presidential elections on Saturday next week because they are too busy with operations in the North East region.

According to DailyTrust, the commission is expected to table this position, which has created for it a huge dilemma, at meetings planned for this morning with registered political parties, civil society groups and its resident electoral commissioners before it announces its final decision on whether or
not to go ahead with the polls as scheduled.

Weekly Trust learnt yesterday that while all national attention was focused on last Thursday's meeting of the National Council of State which failed to reach a consensus on whether or not the polls should be shifted, the military service chiefs had already advised INEC in writing to postpone the polls for at least six weeks.

The letter was sent to INEC chairman Professor Attahiru Jega on Wednesday by the President's National Security Adviser Colonel Sambo Dasuki. The NSA said he was "strongly advising" INEC to postpone the polls on the basis of a letter which he received from Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh.

 Badeh's letter to the NSA, which he said had the concurrence of all the service chiefs,  said the military had just launched a major effort with the collaboration of Chad, Cameroon and Niger Republic to rid the North East region of Boko Haram insurgents once and for all. He said while the operation lasts, it will not be possible to hold elections in Adamawa, Yobe, Borno and Gombe states. The CDS therefore advised the NSA to advise INEC to either defer elections in the four states or alternatively to postpone elections throughout the country for at least six weeks. He indicated that the military preferred the second option.

Weekly Trust learnt that when the INEC chairman made his presentation at the Council of State meeting, he essentially said INEC was ready to go ahead with the polls as planned. He however added that INEC had received a new security report which could change the equation but did not elaborate on it. Afterwards, the NSA briefed the council and restated the military brass' call for an election postponement while the operation in the North East lasts.

When Army Chief Lt Gen Kenneth Minimah was asked to speak, sources said he added another joker. He said if INEC decides to go ahead with the polls next week there will be no soldiers available anywhere to provide election security. Director General of the State Security Service then followed up by warning that Boko Haram's terrorist ambitions are national and not just regional. He said the service recently caught terrorists in Abuja and Uyo as they were planning to carry out major attacks. He strongly supported the call for election postponement.

APC presidential candidate General Muhammadu Buhari spoke against election postponement, saying as a military man himself he knew that the arrival of new weapons alone could not end the Boko Haram carnage because the weapons have to be unpacked and tested and the personnel must be trained to handle them. His position was supported by all the APC governors notably Rochas Okorocha and Rauf Aregbesola.

However, Vice President Mohamed Namadi Sambo said he did not believe that INEC was ready to conduct the elections next week, saying its chairman's report failed to align systems and timing. All the PDP governors then supported Sambo, saying more time was needed to enable Nigerians collect their permanent voters' cards.

General Ibrahim Babangida then spoke, saying the INEC chairman should explain if it was okay to hold the elections in the rest of the country without the four troubled states. General Yakubu Gowon and General Abdulsalami Abubakar both supported IBB's view but President Goodluck Jonathan brushed the suggestion aside, saying he would not allow elections to be held without the North East states. If that happened, he said, it would lend support to the charge that he allowed the Boko Haram to fester or even created it in order to disenfranchise a part of the country. The meeting ended after eight hours with the president saying INEC heard all the views expressed and should go and consult before making its final decision known to the public.

Weekly Trust learnt last night that the commission has scheduled a series of meetings for today. Professor Jega and his commissioners will meet with political party representatives at 10 am, meet with civil society groups at noon, meet with Resident Electoral Commissioners [RECs] at 2 pm and then hold a full meeting of the commission at 4pm. Afterwards, INEC would announce its final decision to the public.

Informed sources told Weekly Trust that contrary to the impression created by many newspapers yesterday that the Council of State okayed the polls to go ahead next week, the military service chiefs' "strong advice" to INEC to postpone the polls could be the game changer. The sources said it was difficult to see how elections could go ahead with security agencies washing their hands off the provision of security but the final decision would only be known this afternoon.

New Deals!! Banky W & D-Banj Now Officially Ciroc Nigeria Ambassadors (Photos update)

Yes we have confirmed this report and we are glad to share it with you guys , by the way D-banj is not broke

Here are the photos from the successful meeting of yesterday
Congrats to the two of them

We are proud to announce that @BankyW & @iamdbanj are CÎROC Nigeria's official Brand Ambassadors! Welcome to the CÎROC family #CirocLifeNGR!

— CÎROC Nigeria (@CirocNGR) February 6, 2015

New Deals!! Banky W & D-Banj Now Officially Ciroc Nigeria Ambassadors

Yes we have confirmed this report and we are glad to share it with you guys , by the way D-banj is not broke

Bangalee is yet to say a word on the endorsement but the Diageo owned company has announced he is their latest brand ambassador.

Banky W also just got announced by Ciroc Nigeria, even though Mr Capable has been floating Ciroc since last year.

Congrats to the two of them

We are proud to announce that @BankyW & @iamdbanj are CÎROC Nigeria's official Brand Ambassadors! Welcome to the CÎROC family #CirocLifeNGR!

— CÎROC Nigeria (@CirocNGR) February 6, 2015

Olamide Celebrates Son's Naming Ceremony with Gov. Fashola and Darey Art Alade (Exclusive photos)

Popular yoruba rapper Olamide and his long time girlfriend Adebukunmi Aisha Suleiman welcomed a baby boy last week Friday, January 30, 2015.

The naming ceremony of his child took place earlier today February 6, 2015 at Magodo, Lagos and the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola graced the occasion with his attendance.

An excited Olamide posted a photo on Instagram of Governor Fashola holding his son and captioned it "God bless my governor for coming through to bless and welcome Batifeori Maximiliano Adedeji".

Dare Art Alade was also in attendance and he wished Olamide well saying "Ah jor o, latest daddy @daddymiliano baba max, baba baddo lol...congrats bro. Your offspring will be greater than his parents IJN."

Congratulations to the parents.

Music Premiere : Saint x Eezychris - Maria (prod by dicey)

The wait is over  Talented acts Saint and Eezychris puts head together to make a banger titled MARIA which was produced by Dicey. ...