I’ll Defeat Buhari and Atiku – Kingsley Moghalu

Kingsley Moghalu, the presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party, YPP, says he would defeat the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the February 16 presidential poll.

Mr Moghalu, at a town hall meeting tagged ‘The Candidates’ organised by the MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with NTA and DARIA media in Abuja, expressed confidence that he would emerge president.

He said that Nigerians were “tired of recycled politicians” and that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was not an option.

“We will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari and the reason is very simple, Nigerians are tired of recycled politicians and the PDP is not an option.

“Going for the PDP from the APC is like jumping from frying pan to fire,” he added.

Mr Moghalu said when elected, his administration would tackle root cause of corruption which is the broken value system in the country.

According to him, no matter what we do, as long as we do not have a philosophical foundation, we cannot make progress.

The candidate said that when elected, he would introduce the teaching of ethics in schools and ensure transparency in the budgetary system and the process of awarding of contracts.

Mr Moghalu, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN said that he would ensure forensic checks in the process to enhance transparency.

On corruption, Mr Moghalu said that if anybody commits a crime, the law must take its cause irrespective of creed or political party.

According to him, our approach will not focus on the past but create a system to make corruption difficult.

He said the judiciary would be allowed to do its job and that corrupt persons would not go free.

The candidate said that to ensure sufficient power supply, his administration would disintegrate the national grid.

According to him, this boils down to restructuring, when this is done, things will change and price of items will reduce.

Mr Moghalu said his administration would focus on industrial areas and renewable energy and that about 50 per cent of power will be sourced from renewable energy.

On insecurity, Mr Moghalu said if elected, he would change the leadership of security agencies and intelligence gathering units.

He said appointment of heads of security agencies would not be based on sentiment but on competence and professionalism.

Mr Moghalu said that when elected as president, he would put mechanism in place to address desertification which would stem farmer/herders’ clashes.

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EFCC Arrests Man For Failure To Disclose $207,000 At Kano Airport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kano zonal office, on December 31, 2018, arrested Sani Abdullahi, at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, for money laundering offence.

In a statement by Tony Orilade, the EFCC’s acting head of media and publicity, said Mr Abdullahi was arrested en route Kano to China for failing to formally declare the sum of $207,000 in his possession.

According to the statement, the suspect only declared the sum of $86,000, but concealed the sum of $121,000.

“The concealed sum was discovered after he was searched by operatives of the Commission. It is an offence contrary to the Money Laundering Act 2011 (as amended).

“The suspect has been granted administrative bail and will soon be charged to court,” the statement said.

Soyinka Blasts Obasanjo For Supporting ‘A Devil’ To Become Nigeria’s President

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has attacked former President Olusegun Obasanjo again, saying he is supporting a man he called ‘a devil’ several years ago to become Nigeria’s president.

Soyinka, who was a panelist at the event tagged, ‘Nigeria 2019: Countering Fake News,’ organised by BBC News, charged Nigerians to be wary of Obasanjo who pretended to be the conscience of the nation.

Though Soyinka did not mention names, but his utterances ostensibly refers to Obasanjo and his former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar.

Punch quoted Soyinka as saying that if the former leader had been referring to a certain person (Atiku) for eight years as a devil and is now telling Nigerians to vote for the devil, then there was a reason for Nigerians to express some doubt.

According to Soyinka, “We have got to develop a very healthy scepticism. If someone in a position of power for eight years has lectured a nation for eight years and after that continued year after year to continue to direct the minds of a whole nation in one direction, only saying ‘this is Lucifer from hell’ for eight years in office and several more years out of office, saying this is Lucifer and then one day he changed his left hand and says behold your redeemer, which of the two is fake news?”

Desmond Elliot Set To Release New Movie ‘4 Wives and Mistress’


Veteran Nollywood Actor/Director, Desmond Elliot, has started the year with a star- studded romantic movie “4 Wives and Mistress”, featuring Iyabo Ojo, Monalisa Chinda, Selassie Ibrahim and other top Nolywood stars.

According to Elliot, who is also the producer, filming for the new movie ended on January 5, and will soon be released in Cinemas.

“4 Wives and Mistress” also feature actors Kalu Ikeagwu, Mary Lazarus and Caroline Moore, among others.

The plot tells the story of a wealthy man, role played by Ellot, who has four wives and a mistress, and intended to divorce his wives for his mistress.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Elliot, a foremost Nollywood star and member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has consistently remained relevant as a director and actor in spite of his busy political schedules.

In 2008, he made his first co-produced and co- directed movie “Reloaded” which received three nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards, NMAA, in 2009.

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World’s Richest Man, Jeff Bezos To Divorce Wife After 25 Years

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are to divorce after a 25-year marriage.
The pair announced the move in a joint statement on Wednesday on Twitter.
“After a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends,” the couple said in the statement.
Amazon, formed 25 years ago, this week eclipsed Microsoft to become the world’s most valuable listed company.
Mr Bezos, 54, who founded Amazon, is the world’s wealthiest man according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, with an estimated wealth of $137bn, some $45bn ahead of Bill Gates.

The 48-year-old MacKenzie Bezos is a novelist, the author of The Testing of Luther Albright (2005) and Traps (2013).
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“We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other,” the couple’s statement said.

The couple got married in 1993, after meeting at a job interview
“If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again. We’ve had such a great life together as a married couple and we also see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects, and as individuals pursuing ventures and adventures.
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“Though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends.”
Last year they launched a charity project together, the Day One Fund, with the aim of helping homeless families and building pre-schools in low-income communities.
The couple have four children – three sons, and an adopted daughter.
US media report that Mr Bezos has been romantically involved with a former Fox TV host, Lauren Sánchez.
Entertainment news site TMZ, citing sources linked to Ms Sánchez, said the presenter has been “seeing” Mr Bezos as of late last year.
In 2013, MacKenzie Bezos told Vogue Magazine that she had met Jeff when he interviewed her for a job at a hedge fund in New York.
They got engaged after three months of dating and married shortly after, in 1993.
One year later he founded Amazon – which began as an online book retailer.
The company has since expanded into an e-commerce giant.
Amazon was worth $797bn (£634bn) when the US stock market closed on Monday, after rising 3.4% and moving past Microsoft, valued at $789bn.

MC Oluomo Stabbed In The Neck At APC Rally In Lagos

Though the identity of the hoodlums who stabbed him is yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report, there are feelers that Oluomo’s attackers could be men of the Kunle Poly’s faction of the NURTW.

MC Oluomo, was who was beside Sego, another prominent member of the union, when he was stabbed has been rushed to the hospital for treatment immediately.

National chairman of the union, Tajudeen Agbede, was among those who rushed MC Oluomo who was in a pool of blood to the hospital.

 

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AIG Taiwo Lakanu Becomes Force Secretary

Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim K. Idris, has approved the appointment of
Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Frederick Taiwo Lakanu as the new Force Secretary and member of the Nigeria Police Force Management Team.
In a press statement released by DCP Jimoh Moshood, the Force Public Relation Officer, the appointment takes immediate effect.

The new Force Secretary has taken over from AIG Abdul Bube, who retired from the Force on 31st December, 2018 after Thirty-Five (35) Years of meritorious service.

AIG Frederick Taiwo Lakanu, fdc, was born on 12th October, 1959, in Lagos Island, Lagos State. He holds B.A. (Hons) Philosophy and LL.B. (Hons) from one of the foremost Universities in Nigeria, the prestigious University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State, and Master in Law from the Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, United Kingdom.

The new Force Secretary is a self-motivated, experienced and versatile law enforcement officer, offering hands-on proven expertise gathered from all geo-political zones of the Country in Community Policing, Strategic Planning, Coordination, Supervision and Implementation, towards achieving higher levels of community service, public safety and security in Nigeria.

He attended several courses within and outside the Country, including Crime Investigation Course at the Police Staff College, Jos, and Developmental Course at Kofi Annan Centre for Peace Keeping, Accra, Ghana. He is also a fellow of National Defence College, Abuja.

He served in various capacities in the Force as AIG Federal Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja, Commissioner of Police in Imo and Ekiti States, Commissioner of Police Airport Command, Lagos, Principal Staff Officer to the IGP (Force Headquarters Annex, Lagos) among others.

Until his recent appointment, he was the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 7 Headquarters, Abuja comprising the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Niger and Kaduna States. He has since assumed duty as the Force Secretary, Nigeria Police Force.

 

 

Ronke Sokefun, D1 Adeneye, Peju Adebajo, 3 Other Commissioners Resign From Amosun’s Cabinet

Six members of the Ogun State Executive Council have resigned their appointments to pursue various elective positions in the forthcoming general elections.

Commissioner for Urban and Physical Planning, Mrs. Ronke Sokefun, also resigned to resume her position as Chairman, Board of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC).

Also, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo tendered her resignation letter to contest as the deputy governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), while Barr. Leke Adewolu (Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs), Prince Kolawole Lawal (Forestry) and Mr. Biyi Ismail (Director General, Bureau of Lands and Survey), are candidates for the House of Representatives seats.

Otunba Adedayo Adeneye (Information and Strategy) and Mrs. Modupe Mujota (Education, Science and Technology), are seeking election into the state House of Assembly.

Speaking at a valedictory session held for them during the state 54th Executive Council meeting, held at the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Governor Ibikunle Amosun thanked them for their selfless services to the state as well as their support to his administration.

He said their contributions were significant to the achievements of his administration’s Mission to Rebuild Ogun State, wishing them success in their future endeavours.

Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs.) Yetunde Onanuga, Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa and the Head of Service, Engr. Lanre Bisiriyu, all commended their immense services to the state.

The former cabinet members, in their separate speeches, thanked the governor for giving them the opportunity to serve and also noted the cordial working relationship with other members of the cabinet.

They unanimously commended Amosun for providing good governance to the people of the state, particularly in addressing the security challenge that confronted it at the inception of his administration.

Wave-making Movie Director, Kemi Adetiba Celebrates 39th Birthday

Wave-making movie director of King of Boys, and Wedding Party 1, Kemi Adetiba, celebrates her 39th birthday today, by sharing her childhood memories.

Adetiba, whose current work, King of Boys, is still raving at the cinemas, is the daughter of Dele Adetiba, advertising and broadcasting guru. Her mother, Engineer Mayen Modupeola Adetiba, is the first female engineer to be elected into the Executive Committee of the Nigerian Society of Engineers – NSE.

Engineer Adetiba, along with about twenty other professionals from divers field commissioned to draw up the Industrial Blue Print for Nigeria in the late 1980s which gave birth to NASENI.

 

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The picture depicts where it all started. The very first ONE!!! I had such an elaborate caption thought out to post on my birthday. However as the day is here, all I want to do is thank God. Last year the hashtag I used on my birthday post was #ThisIsMyYear… And #WhatAYear it turned out to be. Continuing this new tradition, my hashtag for this year's birthday is #NextLevelGreatness. And by God's Grace, as we live to congregate again "Social Media-ly" on this very date next year, may we take stock and know that God has once again outdone himself in my life. Grateful for all the messages and calls so far. Grateful for the ones I know are sure to come and finish my phone battery today. Thank you… Thank you all for making 2018 UNFORGETTABLE*Nat King Cole voice* 😉 Let's GIVE DEM harder in 2019 #NoPrisonersNeeded #GodIsGood #NextLevelGreatness

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Buhari Felicitates With Pauline Tallen At 60

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in celebrating former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Pauline Tallen, on her 60th birthday.

A statement by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Monday, said Buhari congratulated Tallen for her foresight and courage in championing the cause of women participation in politics.

The president, particularly, acknowledged her pivotal role as the first, and only, female deputy governor from the North.

According to him, Tallen’s meteoric rise in politics can be attributed to her appetite and doggedness for pursuing truth, fairness and balance in representation for women.

Buhari further described Tallen as a political amazon that has written her name on Nigeria’s history.

He said that the former deputy governor’s advocacy for internal democracy and bottom-up processes in decision making and execution had contributed to the coherence and direction the within party.

The President shared the joy of the birthday with all family members, friends and associates of Tallen, praying that God would grant her long life, good health and wisdom to serve the nation.