Young British man seeks Nigerian princess hand in marriage the African traditional way.

IMG_1953IMG_1951IMG_1950IMG_1949IMG_1948IMG_1952IMG_1947Family’s of the groom came all the way from the uk to support their son as he asks for the hand of a Nigerian princess in marriage.

Emir of Kano to be probed

The Kano state house of assembly has constituted an eight-man ad hoc committee to investigate the allegations levelled against Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano.

The emir has been accused of mismanaging N4 billion he inherited from Ado Bayero, his predecessor.

The palace has since denied the allegation.

The resolved to probe the monarch after Ibrahim Gama, member representing Nasarawa constituency of the state, moved a motion on urgent public importance.

Gama said some of the allegations against Sanusi ought to be looked into.

He listed them as spending funds without the approval of Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano, attacking the polices of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and sending his daughter to represent him without wearing full traditional regalia.

The house adopted the motion after it was put to voice vote by Alhassan Rurum, the speaker.

The eight-man committee will be chaired by Labaran Abdul Madari, chief whip of the house.

The committee is expected to report back to the house in two weeks for further legislative action.

Rano omokiri mocks VP osinbanjo

IMG_1946Reno omokiri was a spokesperson for President Goodluck Jonathan former president of Nigeria.

he tweeted earlier this evening saying “While in office, @GEJonathan had a Coordinating Minister for the Economy. That’s the level to which PMB has reduced VP Osinbajo today. Alas!”

This comes as a result of the presidents resent vacation to the United Kingdom for another medical check up.

President Buhari had left the country on Sunday, May 7 for medical treatment and the vice president was duly expected to replace him in acting capacity. But the later that was sent to the senate was meet with controversy over the current post of the VP.

The letter read: “In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), I wish to inform the distinguished Senate that I will be away for a scheduled medical follow-up with my doctors in London. The length of my stay will be determined by the doctor’s advice.

“While I am away, the Vice President will coordinate the activities of the government. Please accept, the distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”

At the moment there are still questions left unanswered, why did the president not name the VP acting president?

Do you think Nigerian president Buhari should contest another election?

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Is Religion truly Africans saving grace? – Ugo udogu

Religion is the fundamental problem of Africa and that is not addressed, Africa will keep falling apart. IMG_1939Religion, Christianity as a case study became a practice in Africa after the 3rd and 4th century. The first ever gathering of it was Council of Nicea which was spearheaded by Roman Emperor Constantine the great, the initial motive is to communicate and control the Ancient Roman Empire which has covered and control most part of Europe where there are countries like Belgium England Greece etc. The empire was first headed by Augustus Caesar.

Now lets look at modern Africa, Religion had play a major role in Africa which has positive and negative, Religion in Africa is multifaceted and has been a major influence on art, culture and philosophy. Today, the continent’s various populations and individuals are mostly adherents of Christianity, Islam, and to a lesser extent Traditional African religion. In Christian or Islamic communities, religious beliefs are also sometimes characterised with syncretism with the beliefs and practices of traditional religions. We need to start finding a solution to make religion involve more in development of Africa and her well begin not the main purpose Constantine the great created religion for. To control and have dominating power over certain region which today are all independent nation of its own. They succeeded with it in Africa, Andrew Edward wrote ” the second half of the missionaries in Africa was horrible” because the appeared with different religion from African belief and later moved into aggressive force and monolithic to the defiant natives rather than saving grace they appeared initially.

Tinubu breaks silence on Buhari’s health, warns Nigerians

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has warned Nigerians against creating unnecessary tension over the health of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Tinubu urged Nigerians to rather stand with the president in prayers instead of using his health to score cheap political game.

President Buhari jetted out Sunday night to undergo further medical check-up in London, UK.

Reacting, however, Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State enjoined Nigerians not to forget in a hurry that they were the same people that voted overwhelmingly for him during the 2015 presidential election, stressing that creating tension with his health was tantamount to betrayal of trust.

In a statement he personally signed Sunday night, few minutes after the President left the shores of Nigeria, Tinubu urged Nigerians to cooperate with Prof Yemi Osinbajo, who will act as president pending when Buhari returns.
Tinubu in the statement affirmed that, “Nigeria is a place of numerous challenges and the home of vast human potentials. Our greatest challenge has always been how to best direct our vast potentials so that we overcome the challenges that plague us. This cardinal challenge is why the APC was formed and why the party presented then General Muhammadu Buhari as its standard bearer. The people rightly chose him as their president, believing he was the best person to make Nigeria into a better nation.

“His electoral victory was historic. More importantly, like most Nigerians, I believed his presidency represented a historic mission to right many of our nation’s wrongs. I still believe so. The previous administration treated Boko Haram softly, appearing to view the terrorists as part of their political equation rather than a lethal threat to national security. President Buhari has gone after Boko Haram without condition and without fear. He has pushed them back, saving lives and giving northern Nigeria a chance to breathe again the air of peace and normalcy.”

He added that kudos must be given to president Buhari for his victory over the Boko Haram sect in the volatile north east region of the country.
He said, “My recent visit to Borno State to inaugurate projects opened my eyes to the progress President Buhari has made in the anti-terror war. An enabling environment has been created for Governor Ibrahim Shettima who has taken advantage of the peaceful space to initiate laudable projects such as the provision of housing for and rehabilitation of Boko Haram victims. The previous administration treated corruption as its co-tenant in office. “President Buhari has fought it with tenacity, equal to that with which he has confronted Boko Haram.

“We currently face stiff economic challenges. This is neither President’s Buhari’s doing nor choosing. The steep decline in oil prices caused the downturn which exposed our nation’s long-time failure to plan ahead by diversifying our economic base. It has fallen on the Buhari government to fix the immediate problem while also diversifying our economy so that we will no longer be as vulnerable to the price of oil again.

“His policies have begun to bear fruit. We are moving out of recession and toward the long-term reshaping of the national economy. Given the complex menu of problems he has faced, President Buhari has done well in a tough situation. While I seek not to diminish the hardship still faced by many of our people, we also must be cognizant of the important progress made these past two years.

“President Buhari has moved us from the path of failure to a path where we have a fighting chance to realize a better nation. Had we stuck to the ways of the former administration, our present situation would be worse than untenable. Those who publicly speculate about the issue of the President’s health must keep all of this in mind. Much is at stake. We owe a responsibility to be wise and circumspect in what is spoken into the public ear.

“We voted for President Buhari because we trusted his ability to make decisions regarding complex issues of state. If we can trust him to handle difficult matters of governance, we can also trust him to make correct decisions regarding his personal health. The President Buhari I have come to know is an honest and responsible man and leader.

“When he returned to Nigeria on March 10, he disclosed to the nation that he had been sick to the extent that he received blood transfusion and would leave for further treatment at some future date. He said he would follow the counsel of his doctors and there is every reason to believe that he has been true to their counsel. Many people have openly speculated about the President’s health. Some have done so for their own selfish reasons. These people shall be found out in time. There are many who have done so out of sincere concern for the President.

“These people should not be condemned for their heartfelt concern. However, they should be advised not to allow fear to ambush their better judgment and their courage. They should not give themselves to idle speculation. We should not buy into the myth of some cabal at work. Dwelling in empty speculation on the existence of some mythic cabal is not what the country needs at present. From what I can see, the President remains at the helm and his policies are being implemented.

“The President is also showing his belief in process and partnership by assigning more responsibilities to the VP, which included presiding over meetings of the Federal Executive Council, thus demonstrating his trust and implicit confidence in him. “Unfounded speculation serves no purpose other than to encourage those who would rather derail the President’s progressive agenda and who would divisively pit one aspect of this nation against another. Such chatter may foment division where there was none and this might come to impair the management of the affairs of this country.

“By fomenting animosity among groups that have heretofore been allied, those who hold to the bankrupt politics of yesterday seek to thwart the President’s mission while claiming to support him. Those who truly care about the President and the important work he still must do should not allow themselves to become the unwitting tools of these regressive forces.

“We must stand with and beside our President. The unfounded speculation around his health should stop. We must not covet fear and rumor but should engage our creativity and enterprise to help the President accomplish his historic mission. Our greatest energies should be focused on righting this economy so that it provides a decent livelihood for all people. This critical path towards economic recovery must be followed for the sake of our children.”

Why Nigeria should have allowed Igbos go their way

A former Chief of Defence Staff in the second republic, General Ipoola Alani Akinrinade has said that the Igbo people of the Southeastern Nigeria should have been allowed to secede.

Akinrinade also noted that it was now very difficult to keep Nigeria together, stressing that the ideals that people had to keep Nigeria in one piece were all gone.

He said even as much as he would like Nigeria to remain as one, he doubts the possibility.

He told Vanguard, “Good, you allow people to make choices. And you also said it is good to allow people decide their fate.

“This present agitation by the Igbos, garbed in the Biafra movement, in retrospect, wouldn’t we now begin to admit that the fight to keep Nigeria one, based on contemporary realities, was futile, a fool’s errand, that was not worth it?

“Those ideals that people had, in keeping the nation one, appear to have been thrown out of the window.

“Well, I think as far back as the early 1980s, I’d alluded to the fact that it is still possible to keep a country like Nigeria one.

“I have doubts myself now.
“As far back as 1983 when I went to Ife to deliver a lecture, I suggested that we would do much better with a confederation.

“I believe a confederal system is more manageable.

“But even at that time, people kicked. So, imagine what the response would be now because things have gone from bad to worse.

“Why didn’t we allow the Igbos to go their way?”

Asked if Nigeria should have allowed Igbo go their way, he added, “Absolutely. But, honestly, we can have a true federal system after all.”