Saturday, 11 November 2017

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Amina Mohammed Speaks on Her Alleged Involvement in $300 million Scandal


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Ruggedman reacts to Fayemi's claim of using N700m to build a website


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NYCN Cautions Nigerian Youths Against Violence.


The National Youth Council of Nigeria has urged youths in Anambra to be law abiding and participate actively in the forthcoming Nov 18 gubernatorial elections in the state.

See what Mariah Carey looks like after her weightloss surgery


The multi-award winning singer who reportedly underwent a gastric bypass few weeks ago, couldn't look better.

Lagos State Government demolishes Yaba market


An IG user has shared photos from Yaba market which he says was demolished this morning.

Photos: NYCN Holds News Conference in Abuja



 Director of Political and Democratic Matters, National Youth Council of Nigeria

I lost the love of my life because I wasn't ready - Jim Iyke

Actor Jim iyke, has revealed that he lost the love of his life because he was not ready for marriage.

Ex-Model Accuses Star Trek Actor Of Sexual Assault


Star Trek actor George Takei is the latest Hollywood act to be accused of sexual assault. According to reports, he is been accused of sexually assaulting a former model in 1981.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Vice President Osibanjo, Sen. President Saraki, Speaker Dogara, Amb. Hussaini COOMASSIE and others to be honoured in Lisbon Portugal.

Vice President Osibanjo, Sen. President Saraki, Speaker Dogara, Amb. Hussaini COOMASSIE and others to be honoured in Lisbon Portugal.      Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo; Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Speaker, House of Reoresentatives, Yakubu Dogara; Chairman Senate Committee on Diaspora and Civil Societies, Senator Rose Okoji Oko, among others have been nominated for to be honoured during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and award night Of Nigerians in Diaspora Organization Europe (NIDOE).


The event slated for November 11, 2017 at Sana Metropolitan hotel, Lisbon, Portugal will also have honour the likes of Hon. Barr. Rita Orji (Chairman House Committee on Diaspora Affairs), Barrister Ekpo Nta (former Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC), H.E. Ngozi Ukaeje (Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Lisbon, Portugal), Ambassador Hussain I.Coomassie (National Coordinator Fresh Comnnect Initiative), Mr. Jeffery Efeyini (Founding Chairman NIDO Europe), Hon. Collins Nweke (Board Chairman 2011 to 2013), Dr. George Manuwike (Board Chairman NIDOE 2014-2016), Dr. Bashir Obasekola (Vice Board Chairman NIDOE 2014-2016) and Ikenna Ugwu (General Secretary NIDO Europe 2013-2016).


It was gathered that the honour was acknowledgment of and reward for excellence in service and commitment which is key to 'breeding heroes of our nation,' hence, NIDO Europe resolved  to honour Nigerian leaders in recognition of their invaluable and outstanding contributions to Nigerian and Nigerians in Diaspora especially through the passing into law the Nigerian Diaspora Commission Bill that will allow Nigerians in Diaspora to fully participate in the development of Nigeria.


This act of recognition is a NIDO Europe tradition to honour Nigerians and friends of Nigeria at home and abroad for distinguished service at various levels of leadership and for supporting the vision and mission of Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Europe and NIDO in general. 


NIDOE believes that none of the efforts of Nigerians in the Diaspora will touch ground if our leaders and policy makers do not make our great homeland receptible to these efforts.


NIDOE is conscious of the difficulties our dear country is facing at these trying times and is therefore gratified that some of our leaders have stood their ground in pursuit of national development in their area of jurisdiction.


Former recipients of NIDOE award include; Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the current SSA to the President on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs, Dr.John C. George, Board Chairman NIDOE (2006-2009), Mr. Alistair Soyode (Board Chairman 2009-2011), Ms. Lola Visser –Mabogunje, former NIDOE BOT member and Dr. Jones O. Edobor, former Chairman NIDO Austria.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Photos: NICE Holds Dinner Party To Celebrate 2017 International Conference and Annual General Meeting In Abuja

 
 President, National Association of Polytechnic Student, Mr Mohammed Eneji (l), presenting an Award to the National Chairman, Nigerian Institution

Thursday, 26 October 2017

PDP: GETTING Convention Right Without Impunity, Will Lead Us To Victory In 2019 - Mark



Ahead of the December 9, 2017 elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party  ( PDP), former President of the Senate.  Senator David Mark

NICE 2017 International Conference and Annual General Meeting in Abuja - Photos


From left: Representative of the President, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Mr Kunle Mokuolu; Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation, Mr Freeborn

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

CELEBRATING THE FORMER FIRST LADY, DAME PATIENCE JONATHAN AT 52, AN ICON OF SELFLESS SERVICE

25th October is here again and it is another opportunity to celebrate an icon of selfless service, a voice for the voiceless and a humanitarian with a passion for women and the young.

At 52 the former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, stands tall as a colossus. Her achievements are monumental, one of such achievement was the 35% affirmative action for women which was adopted by the government of the day and the party in power. The former first lady made history and for the first time in Nigeria we had more women in elective and appointive positions.

 A brief history of this colossus, will suffice. She was born in the Southern part of Nigeria, Rivers State to be precise on the 25th of October 1965, where she had her primary and secondary school education.

Mrs Jonathan proceeded to Rivers State College of arts and science to obtain an NCE certificate in mathematics and biology in 1989. Her desire for further education took her to University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) where she obtained a degree in Biology & Psychology. She currently has 4 Honorary Doctorate degrees, one of which is a Honorary Doctorate degree from a South Korean University. The awarding institution, Hansei University, said they honoured Mrs. Jonathan because she had worked "hard for many good causes."

"She is a humanitarian whose life is dedicated to working for the less privileged in Nigeria and Africa particularly for women and children," President and Chancellor of Hansei University, Sung-Hae Kim said.

"Her vision as the defender of the poor in Nigeria fits into Hansei University's motto of a practising Christian. Now she's part of our community," Prof. Kim added.

Dame Patience Jonathan started her career as a teacher at the Stella Maris College, Port Harcourt and Sports Institute Isaka. She then moved to the banking sector in 1997. She served as Marketing Manager of Imiete Community Bank. After which she became a pioneer staff of the first community bank in Port Harcourt called the Akpo Community Bank. She returned to the classroom briefly again as a teacher. Eventually she was transferred to the Bayelsa State Ministry of Education, where she served until 29 May 1999 when her husband became the Deputy Governor of the state. On 12 July 2012, she was appointed as permanent secretary in Bayelsa state by Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson. Dame Patience Jonathan was honoured with the Knighthood of the Anglican Church thus the title Dame before her name.

While serving as the first lady of Bayelsa State In 2006, A. Aruera Reachout Foundation was founded with the aim of empowering women and young people to be self-sufficient. Her NGO A. Aruera Reachout Foundation has a medical unit which sponsors the treatment and surgery of children and some adults with heart conditions. The Foundation conducts Children's Clinics periodically to diagnose the condition of each child that needs assistance. During these clinics, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologists from the National Hospital Abuja, the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital and the Apollo Hospital Chinnai, India evaluate the health condition of the children.


Those diagnosed with heart problems that can be successfully treated in Nigeria are referred to the National Hospital Abuja, while those with heart conditions that cannot be treated within the country are sponsored to the Apollo Hospital in India. The Foundation has technical partners in India, South Korea and America. Some very serious cases can undergo treatment in any of these countries.  Her NGO has also successfully trained over 4000 women and youths on different vocational skills.

The wife of the former British Prime Minister Mrs Cherie Blair and the First Lady of China, Peng Liyuan commended the former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan's commitment to improving the lot of women, through her NGOs.

Dame Patience Faka Jonathan has been recognized locally, nationally and internationally for her philanthropic work and political pragmatism. She received the "Beyond The Tears" International Humanitarian Award New York, USA, in 2008, for her role in the global fight against HIV/AIDS; the African Goodwill Ambassador Award (Los Angeles, USA, 2008) and was the recipient of the "Wind of Change" Award from the South/South Women's Organization.

Dame Patience Jonathan's selfless service to humanity and her passion for the downtrodden which resulted in the setting up of her NGO's has without a doubt engraved her name positively in the sands of time. According to Aristotle "Of all varieties of virtue, liberality is the most beloved" no wonder Mama Peace as she is fondly called is loved by all.

On behalf of A. Aruera Reachout Foundation we wish you a happy birthday and many more fruitful years ahead. Congratulations!!!

Belema Meshack-Hart

Media Aide to the former first lady 

Monday, 23 October 2017

SERAP is misleading Nigerians, National Assembly must be praised for attending to the common man

How can SERAP convince Nigerians that its not an evil instrumentation of the FG meant to use to intimidate people, when it has just made the most clumsy statement concerning the national assembly intervention in the case of the former first lady, Patience Jonathan that was brought to it. How can SERAP say that the national assembly should stay clear off EFCC  trial of Patience , when the act establishing the EFCC was passed by national assembly, and the national assembly itself is an arm of government saddled with the responsibilities of moderating the activities of the executive and all its instrumentalities, and the national assembly members were elected by their constituents to protect their rights. The national assembly has the right and must continue to moderate and check the excesses of the executive and its instrumentalities , including the EFCC, especially in this lawless and vicious administration and their draconian laws . It is worthy of note that the accounts in question has no encumberance by a court order and as such the National Assembly did not infringe on the powers of the judiciary.

National President 
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Saturday, 21 October 2017

Ex-President Jonathan felicitates with Ekwueme at 85

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with Second
Republic Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme on his 85th birthday,
describing him as a blessing to the nation.

In a letter of goodwill to Ekwueme, Jonathan described the former Vice
President as a democrat who laid the foundation for urbane and
inclusive disposition to governance.

In a statement issued by Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, Jonathan's media aide, the
former President said:

"Your Excellency, I wish to congratulate you on your 85th birthday and
thank God Almighty for his enduring grace of long life upon you.

"You are a blessing to the country, an exemplary statesman and patriot
who have given so much for the peace, progress and unity of our dear
nation.

"Your passion for architecture transcends the professional calling,
where you have excelled at home and abroad, to embrace bold footprints
in nation building.  As the nation's Second Republic Vice President,
you laid the foundation for a creative, urbane, peaceful, and
inclusive disposition to governance.

"Your commitment and worthy contributions over the years have been
pivotal to the mileage attained towards deepening our democracy and
strengthening the pillars upon which our nation rests.

"May God keep and protect you to enable you continue with your
selfless service to our dear nation."

Friday, 20 October 2017

PHOTO: ADP holds Third National Executive Council Meeting in Abuja

 

From  left: National Secretary, Action Democratic Party (ADP), Dr James Okoroma; National Chairman of ADP, Mr Yabaji Sani;

Sunday, 1 October 2017

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