JUST IN: First Lady Patience Jonathan Congratulates Aisha Buhari, Urges Nigerian Women To Support Her

Patience Jonathan on Wednesday
congratulated Aisha Buhari, wife of
the president-elect on her husband’s
victory.
The congratulatory message is
contained in a statement issued by the
First Lady’s media assistant, Ayo
Adewuyi .
Here is the statement, as reported by
Leadership Newspaper:
The First Lady Dame Patience
Jonathan (Mama Peace) has
congratulated the wife of the
President-elect, Hajia Aisha Buhari
on the election of her husband,
General Muhammadu Buhari.
The First Lady appeals to the
Nigerian women to work with Hajia
Aisha Buhari and give her the
maximum support to make her
succeed in her new assignment. The
First Lady (Mama Peace) wishes her
well in her new task.

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JUST IN: First Lady Patience Jonathan Congratulates Aisha Buhari, Urges Nigerian Women To Support Her

Patience Jonathan on Wednesday
congratulated Aisha Buhari, wife of
the president-elect on her husband’s
victory.
The congratulatory message is
contained in a statement issued by the
First Lady’s media assistant, Ayo
Adewuyi .
Here is the statement, as reported by
Leadership Newspaper:
The First Lady Dame Patience
Jonathan (Mama Peace) has
congratulated the wife of the
President-elect, Hajia Aisha Buhari
on the election of her husband,
General Muhammadu Buhari.
The First Lady appeals to the
Nigerian women to work with Hajia
Aisha Buhari and give her the
maximum support to make her
succeed in her new assignment. The
First Lady (Mama Peace) wishes her
well in her new task.

Seven People Killed In Kano While Celebrating Buhari’s Victory

Seven persons lost their lives in Kano
state during the celebration of the
victory of General Muhammadu
Buhari victory on Tuesday night,
emergency workers have said.
Our correspondent reports that five
out of the seven persons were children
who were crushed by a motorist
riding on high speed along Kofar
Dawanau in Dala local government
area of the state.
An emergency worker at the Murtala
Mohammed Specialist Hospital told
Daily Trust that seven persons were
confirmed dead at the hospital on
Tuesday night.
He said the deceased were brought to
the hospital from different locations
were residents trooped out to
celebrate Buhari’s victory.
When our correspondent went to the
hospital around 10.am on Wednesday,
nine persons who sustained various
degrees of injuries were seen at the
Emergency unit receiving medical
attention.
In an interview, Rabiu Adamu who
was at the emergency unit said he
was hit by a speeding vehicle when he
went out to their neighbourhood in
order to watch the celebration.
“Five persons were confirmed dead
when we were brought to the
Hospital, their lifeless bodies have
been taken by their parents,” he said.
A 10-year-old boy who was brought
from Bebeji local government area of
the state was seen with injuries on
his head and legs at the emergency
unit.
Daily Trust learnt only two corpses
were deposited at the morgue.
One of the workers told our
correspondent that one of the
deceased was a boy who was hit by a
speeding vehicle and that the other
was killed by political thugs.
When contacted, the spokesperson of
the Kano Police Command, ASP Magaji
Musa Majia said the case has not been
formally reported.
He urged the general public to be
cautious in the celebration to avoid
more casualties, just as he advised
parents to warn their children against
jumping to major roads in
celebration.

We Will Crush Boko Haram Within Two Months – Buhari

President –Elect, Muhammadu Buhari
has reassured that his administration
will crush the Boko Haram militants
within two months of his assuming
office.
General Buhari spoke yesterday
evening during an interview with
Christiane Amanpour on CNN,
monitored in Lagos.
He said there is insecurity in the
north-east and in the Niger Delta
regions just as he explains “we know
how they started and where they are
now and we will rapidly give
attention to security in the country.
And I believe we will effectively deal
with them in two months when we
get into office.”
He said the Federal Government made
some mistakes in its fight against Boko
Haram and his administration will
addressed the issues. Buhari however
stressed the importance of the support
and assistance of Nigeria’s
neighbours: Niger, Cameroon and
Chad to help checkmate the militants.
“We will be needing the cooperation
of neighbouring countries such as
Cameroon, Chad and Niger. There
were efforts made by the President
Goodluck Jonathan administration,
but it was not good enough and it
came rather late,” he said.
But where did the Jonathan
administration go wrong. Buhari
drew attention to the poor showing of
the Nigerian military in the fight
against Boko Haram and explained
thus: “We expected the Federal Gov­
ernment four years ago to sit down
with these countries and make sure
they do not allow the terrorists free
movement across borders, training
facilities and movement of weapons.
“These were only done a few months
ago and we have seen how Cameroon,
Chad and Niger are fighting Boko
Haram more than Nigeria is doing
until recently. Really we have seen
enough and we have enough law
enforcement to face Boko Haram
squarely.”
Buhari is confident that under his
government, the Nigeria Army will
perform differently. He also said the
performance of the military was
affected by corruption in the system.
“They will…if you recall, the Nigerian
soldiers out of all ethical expectations
were granting interviews to foreign
journalists, saying they were being
sent to fight terrorists without proper
weapons
“And then the National Assembly
attempted to conduct a hearing to find
out how much money was approved
for training and weapon in the last
three years but that hearing was
scuttled by the administration.”

How The Igbos Worked For Buhari’s Victory – Gov. Shettima

Borno State Governor, Kashim
Shettima on Wednesday described
Igbos as silent forces that played
significant roles in the victory of
General Muhammadu Buhari of the
APC at the just concluded presidential
elections.
Shettima said contrary to some claims
that Buhari was elected by four
geopolitical zones without the
southeast and the south-south, leaders
of the APC in the southeast stood very
firm to stop the PDP from coming out
with outrageous votes from the
southeast as the case in 2011.
The Governor said this while
addressing supporters after his return
from Abuja where he went on
Tuesday night to join other leaders of
the APC ahead of Buhari’s declaration
as President elect.
According to him, “Buhari’s election
was a pan-Nigerian movement. I have
heard some political analysts making
some wrong conclusions that the Igbos
in the Southeast didn’t contribute
significantly to Buhari’s victory, but I
think they are missing the point
because there are two key
contributions to winning elections.
“One is to give votes and the other is
to prevent opponent from rigging and
both have equal relevance.
“In the 2011 elections, the PDP got a
combined figure of about 7 million
votes in the southeast, some of these
States recorded or so they claimed,
having almost 100 percent voter turn
out.
“But in 2015, Igbos in the southeast,
especially our leaders in the APC stood
very firm, some of them put their
lives on the line, resisted all kinds of
humiliation and at the end, they
prevented another seven million votes
from coming out.
“In Ebonyi the PDP got less than
300,000 votes, in Abia, the PDP got
less than 400,000, even in Enugu the
PDP got about 600,000 votes, in Imo
also the PDP got less than 600,000 all
these were against the big numbers of
2011.
“We all saw what happened in Rivers,
if that was repeated in the southeast,
it would have been a major source of
concern for all Nigerians but the
Igbos did very well by resisting every
step against Buhari so they are heroes
as far as I am concerned.
“This is also the case in some parts of
the south-south. In Bayelsa, the PDP
could have recorded 600,000 or so
votes but they got less than 400,000
because of the efforts of our men in
Bayelsa who stood firm. In Edo State,
Buhari wasn’t far from President
Goodluck Jonathan in terms of votes.
“And then, if one looks across
religious divides, Buhari was voted by
all religious groups. He wouldn’t have
won Ondo if only Muslims voted for
him, he wouldn’t have won Benue or
get the required 25 percent in Edo and
Ekiti.
“All of these point to one thing that
Buhari was voted by all Nigerians and
this is why he has promised to carry
the entire country along, he has
pledged not to rule but to govern and
this is the principle of the APC.
“He is laying the foundation of the
change Nigerians need and that
change is not about which party is in
power, it is about the changes in the
security of lives and property, the
changes in the living standards of
Nigerians” the Governor said.

Must Read!! 5 Major Reasons That Made GEJ Loose – UK Guardian

Goodluck Jonathan has earned the
dubious distinction of being the first
president in Nigerian history to lose
an election.
In many ways, Jonathan was the
architect of his own downfall.
He made critical mistakes that turned
the public and allies against him, and
led them to gravitate towards the
opposition.
Here’s where it all went wrong:
1. Don’t cross the boss
When Nigeria emerged from 15 years
of military rule in 1999, Jonathan’s
Peoples Democratic party (PDP) was
formed by wealthy retired generals to
inherit power from the military. One
of the godfathers was General
Olusegun Obasanjo, who has governed
Nigeria twice (between 1976-1979 and
1999-2007). Jonathan made the
mistake of alienating Obasanjo;
leading the general to write a public
18-page letter containing lacerating
criticism of the president in December
2013. A party member likened
Obasanjo’s hectoring of Jonathan to a
father’s disappointment with his son.
Getting on the wrong side of Obasanjo
is the political equivalent of crossing
a mafia don
Rather than make peace with the 77-
year-old, Jonathan’s office retaliated.
Getting on the wrong side of Obasanjo
is the political equivalent of crossing
a mafia don. You will pay. Obasanjo’s
attacks on Jonathan intensified. In
February, an irate Obasanjo quit the
PDP and dramatically ripped up his
party membership card on television.
Jonathan was naïve to think he could
remain president without the support
of PDP godfathers like Obasanjo.
Although Nigeria is no longer under
military rule, many retired
millionaire generals call the shots
from behind the scenes.
2. Playing fair
Previous Nigerian presidents were too
cynical to expose themselves to the
unpredictable risk of a fair election.
The election victories of PDP
presidents during the past 16 years
have been partially “assisted” by
electoral malpractice. That changed
when Jonathan nominated Professor
Attahiru Jega as the chairman of the
Independent National Electoral
Commission (Inec) in 2010. Jega
vowed to reform Nigeria’s electoral
process to ensure free and fair
elections.
The former university lecturer exuded
calm authority and integrity. He has
painstakingly prepared for the task
over the past four years by studying
the rigging methods used in previous
elections, implementing an elaborate
system of voter registration, training
thousands of electoral staff, and
introducing biometric readers to
identify voters by reading their
thumbprint.
Jonathan created the environment for
the emergence of these changes and
gave Jega the freedom and authority
to conduct reforms that led to a
credible election. But by giving Jega a
free hand to play fair, he allowed Jega
to craft the weapons that were used to
oust him from power.
3. Boko Haram and the Chibok
kidnaps
Jonathan’s relations with party
members at times resembled a football
coach antagonising his star players
When Boko Haram kidnapped more
than 200 schoolgirls from the town of
Chibok in northern Nigeria, Jonathan
failed to realise how much this would
capture the public’s attention, both
locally and internationally. His
failure to speak about the kidnap for
several weeks made him appear
uncaring. These shortcomings were
exacerbated by the behaviour of his
wife, Patience, when she met the
mothers of the kidnapped girls. Her
ostentatious display and over-the-top
emotions were mercilessly parodied.
Jonathan’s perceived casual
indifference to the suffering of his
people was compounded when he was
photographed celebrating his niece’s
lavish wedding just a few days after
Boko Haram had killed 2,000 people
in the town of Baga.
4. Bad management
Jonathan’s relations with party
members at times resembled a football
coach antagonising his star players
into leaving for rival teams. His
tendency to fall out with colleagues
simultaneously weakened his party
and strengthened the opposition. He
quarrelled with one after another;
leading several of them to leave the
party in frustration and join the
opposition All Progressives Congress
(APC). The alliance between these and
the opposition shoved Jonathan out of
power.
5. Corruption and cronyism
Nigerians refer to their country’s
resources as the “national cake”
which must be shared by its citizens.
There was a perception that Jonathan
gave slices of the cake largely to
members of his own community.
Many powerful members of his
government were from Jonathan’s
region in the deep south of the
country. Even Jonathan’s wife was
appointed as a senior civil servant in
his home state of Bayelsa.
There was a perception that Jonathan
gave slices of the cake largely to
members of his own community
Under Jonathan’s presidency many
militant leaders from the oil
producing Niger Delta area in the
south have become very rich from
government patronage and contracts.
Some of them have been awarded
security contracts to guard the oil
installations they once protested
against and attacked.
Jonathan has also pardoned a former
ally accused of fraud and money
laundering, increasing the cloud of
suspicion hanging over his
government.
These events caused deep resentment
in other parts of Nigeria and created
the impression that Jonathan ran a
government that benefits those from
his part of the country, the south, but
not many others.
Jonathan even managed to get into a
public feud with the governor of the
Central Bank of Nigeria, the respected
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. In February
2014 Sanusi alleged that $20bn of
Nigerian oil revenue was unaccounted
for. Rather than investigating the
claims Jonathan fired Sanusi for his
impertinence at publicly hinting of
government fraud.
Buhari’s victory is historic and
unprecedented. However Jonathan
was responsible almost as much as
Buhari was.

JUST IN: Exclusive Photo must see- Vector proposes to Chidinma on the plane

Vector proposes to Chidinma on the plane

I don’t know if it is true but it seems rapper Vector might have proposed to our darling MTN project fame star, Chidinma. Did someone just make a sound like “Kedike”?.
A good look at the image that is being circulated, especially on the social media shows a smiling Chidinma in an airplane with Vector putting something that look like a ring on her finger.

Chidinma won MTN project fame in 2010 while vector made Notjustok’s list of best 10 rappers in Nigeria. Will she want to be Vector’s queen?

Photos: Dangote, Abdulsalam, Tambuwal, others with Buhari in Abuja

Photos: Dangote, Abdulsalam, Tambuwal, others with Buhari in Abuja

  1. Africa’s richest man don reach there already….lol. 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…

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Atiku Abubakar congratulates Gen. Buhari on his victory

Atiku Abubakar congratulates 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.

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