Involve Africa Holds An Evening With Youngest Local Govt Boss In Lagos, Gbenga Abiola

The Involve Africa Group hosted the youngest Local Government Area boss, Hon Gbenga Abiola, the current SOle Administrator of Agege LGA.

The event was held at the MRC Hall, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos on Tuesday, June 27th.

Sole Administrator of Agege LGA, Hon Gbenga Abiola with the Convener of Involve Africa, Ibrahim Owolabi during an interactive session

The event which was themed; Youth & Governance: Access, Capacity and Engagement had Hon Abiola share his experience so far in politics of the State and how he remained relevant till he was appointed by the State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

The Founder and Executive Director of Involve Africa, Ibrahim Owolabi stated that the project is to encourage young active Africans get involved in the democratic governance process of Nigeria and Africa at large.
He stated that with the likes of Abiola in governance, it was certain that youth still have a place if they get engage properly in grassroots politics.

In his remarks, Hon Abiola urged the youth to get themselves rooted in the activities that make up a party. He shared his testimony of starting off as a party agent and rose in the Local Government hierachy before he was recommended by the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt

Hon Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa.

Hon Abiola disclosed that his loyalty to his party, the ruling All Progressives Conress rewarded him with the lofty position when the time of  appointment came forth.

Hon Abiola giving his acceptance speech after he was presented with recognition award by the Involve Africa Team.

He disclosed that despite being told to step down for an aspirant in the past did not stop him from participating in the party’s activities.

He encouraged the youth present at the programme to always remain focus in order to change the narrative in the playing of politics in Nigeria and also to always be ready to demand for accountability from their elected officials.

president Buhari sick absent at fec meeting again 

President Muhammadu Buhari was absent again today at the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja.

The meeting is being presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The cabinet had awaited the president’s arrival until the State House Chief of Protocols suddenly stepped in at 11.00am and whispered to Osinbajo.

A security officer had also stood anxiously behind the president’s official seat in expectation of Buhari’s attendance.

The Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa are scanty as only about 20 ministers were seated as of the time journalists were leaving.

Osinbajo kick-started the meeting with a call for the recitation of the national anthem as well as prayers by the Ministers of Education and Health, Adamu Adamu and Isaac Adewole respectively.

Immediately the meeting commenced, ministers were sighted curiously whispering.

A fortnight ago, Buhari was also absent at the weekly council meeting.

The meeting did not hold last week with the Presidency citing the Easter break.

The acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr Habibat Lawan, is in attendance.

Lawan became acting SGF last Wednesday following the suspension of Babachir David Lawal who is being investigated for alleged mismanagement of funds meant for the development of the northeast.

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Oloori Jay – The Real Estate Giant Woman Doing A Mans Job Even Better

Oloori Jay – The Real Estate Giant Woman Doing A Mans Job Even Better

Oloori Jay – The Real Estate Giant Woman Doing A Mans Job Even Better
Oloori Jay – The Real Estate Giant Woman Doing A Mans Job Even Better

She is amazing, beautiful and captivating. She makes us look forward to each new day that we spend together. She goes by the name ‘Juliena Temitope Ali’ popularly called Oloori Jay, a business woman, mega real estate realtor, consultant, charity lover and a hustler. She believes that whatever a man can do, a woman can do even better.Juliena Tosin Ali is constantly on our mind, and not a moment goes by that we want to be apart. She holds the keys to our heart, and she deserves to know it.

After having a little interview with her, she explained to us how busy she can be and took us around showing us how she spends her daily life, check it out below;

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by Lucky O. Freeman
Lagos, Nigeria

THE EFCC & FCDA CONSPIRACY UNRAVELLED

Economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC), a reputable government agency that has over the years fought corruption is now involved in some of the worse unspeakable corrupt practises.

The Economic financial crimes commission has since the beginning of the Mohammed Buhari Administration been accused of being a substantial tool to witch hunt the former administration’s executives and intimidate any potential political candidate for the 2019 election. They were also accused of looting recovered looted funds and breaking the laws of the federal Republic of Nigeria.

A recent development has proven these accusation to be true as the EFCC an anti-corruption institution has been fingered in shoddy activities.

Ibrahim Magu who formally assumed office as the acting chairman of EFCC on November 11th 2015 and was supposed to be confirmed by the senate was exposed by the Department of State Service DSS of all his illegal, corrupt practises. The most shocking amongst other allegation was the 83million rented and furnished apartment funded by the fedral capital development agency (FCDA).

the rented mansion in the elitist Maitama District of the Federal capital territory (FTC) Abuja located at No. 8B, Rudolf Close, off Katsina Ala Crescent, in the highbrow Maitama District, was the abode of a former federal minister who died sometime in May 2014.
An impeccable source said: “The property was rented to the Acting EFCC Chairman for N40,000,000 at N20,000,000 per annum.
“Furthermore, the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) curiously awarded a contract to Africa Energy, a company owned by Rtd Air Comm. Umar Muhammad, to furnish the residence at the cost N43,000,000, in a Government where the President is known to have frowned at and rebuked his ministers for requesting N20,000,000 each to secure accommodation and furnish them.
“It is shocking that the man spearheading the anti-corruption crusade of the government will be involved in such a venture.

According to the monetization policy it is illegal for Federal Capital Development Authority,
FCDA, to pay for Mr. Magu’s rent as it was against federal government’s monetization policy.
The monetization policy was passed into law vis-a-vas passage of the certain political and judicial office holder acts 2002, it is legally stated that monetization of the salaries and allowances of all categories of Federal public servants that were formally paid in kinds be converted to cash by the salary and wage commission. The fundamental aim of the policy is to prevent and thwart government officials from using the public or tax-payers money for personal gain.

The monetization policy was expressly defiled when the FCDA funded the accommodation of an executive, it is illegal for the FCDA to rent and furnish a house for even ministers let alone heads of government agencies. Even at the FCDA, there was violation of procurement process as Abuja Metropolitan Council officials grumbled over the pressure mounted on them to perfect the process.

This is where the conspiracy begins that left the public with so many questions.

Why will the FCDA go against the federal government monetization policy?

What is the connection between the FCDA and EFCC?

Under what arrangement is the FCDA involved in with using tax-payers money to rent and furnish the apartment for the acting EFCC boss?

These questions has the public pondering, did the FCDA pay Magu’s rent and furniture as a bribe to malign, besmear and persecute the former Minister Sen Bala Mohammed who was unjustly arrested and detain for 45days with no charges or evidence of all accusations.

Connecting the dots between when the former minister was invited and detained by the EFCC and the statement by the lawyer representing the EFCC when asked why the former minister was yet to be granted bail 27 days in detention with no charges, he said “I did inform the court that we would do our best; whatever I said before the court is subject to the decision of my senior, my superiors. I am just a small boy” that left the court asking who this superiors are that wants Sen Mohammed Bala detained after he has met all bail conditions.

With these recent findings and development it is clear that the present minister of FCTA Mohammed Bello connived with the acting EFCC chairman Magu to besmear and persecute Sen Bala Mohammed.

It is now a clarion call for the Buhari Administration to investigate the involvement of the FCT minister Mohammed Bello in this corrupt scandalous conspiracy and necessary actions should be taken.

The way corruption is fought is more important than the fight against corruption. If corruption is fought with wicked, impure, callous and sadistic measures or procedures, we run the risk of creating tin-gods and the fight itself will be in breach of citizen’s fundamental rights as guaranteed by 1999 constitution.

Bye Bye Magu

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, may have finally been removed from office, The Guardian is reporting.

Also, a source at the EFCC also confirmed to Abusidiqu that Magu has been redeployed back to Nigerian Police Force (NPF) to pave way for a fresh person to be presented by President Muhammadu Buhari as the nominee to head the anti-graft agency before the Senate.

Magu’s sack The Guardian reports gathered came through the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, who in a letter issued to Magu directed him to hand over to the Director of Operations in the Commission.

It will be recalled that Malami had on the directive of the president issued a query to Magu following allegation of graft levelled against him by the Department of State Security Service (DSS).

The DSS allegation formed the basis of his rejection by the Senate.

A top source in the presidency who spoke on the condition of anonymity told Abusidiqu that Magu upon his redeployment back to the Nigerian Police Force would be asked to retire from the service. 

All you need to know about Dj Kenny

If you reside in the Federal Capital Territory and it’s environs or at least Nigeria and most African countries then the name DJ KENNY won’t be new to your ear when it comes to stylish and recoupable impact on the turn tables, i myself have on many occasions witness the way he keeps his audience glued to their feet while jiving to the hits he gushes out one by one as he plays but the most amazing thing about how he play is that when its about time you think it’s over he will hit you hard with another good loving hit that would make you scream and probably forget that you were gonna go to the convenience, oh well before i finish all the nice things about him let me allow you the opportunity of knowing who he is proper below..

All you need to know about Dj Kenny
All you need to know about Dj Kenny

Kenny Emamode Ugbehe, popularly known as DJ Kenny, one of Nigerian’s hottest DJs, was born in Lagos Island. He grew up listening to a lot of blues, soul, jazz and indigenous genres, like juju, apala, fuji, highlife, funk, R&B, pop, disco and hip pop. He happened to collect a lot of early rap albums from Late 80′s and 90′s, and developed an interest in hip-hop and rapping.

Kenny started his entertainment career as a dancer, known as skylolo but after a fruitless search, he began to assist one of the biggest DJ around his neighborhood, he started work of a DJ, with the support of his brothers. They helped him establish his DJ skills in one of his uncle’s night club (Mr Sweet) in Artillery Port Harcourt, which help him reach an eager audience who took to his “deejaying” skills and hip-hop in general.

DJ Kenny is revered for his role in setting the pace for hip hop music across his country; Nigeria, dating back from the early 90′s when he jumped on the scene in Lagos up on till this moment. DJ Kenny rocked and bopped heads at a lot of nite clubs and gigs dropping the latest hit on vinyl. At a point in Nigeria the only accepted forum for hip hop artistes to have themselves groomed, whilst engaging in lyrical battle was the ROAD BLOCK street Carnival pioneered by Dj Jimmy Jatt. Setting up speakers, turntables, amplifiers and microphones, young lads swarmed his studio like bees unto nectar begging for a life-line. No one had the slightest idea that Rap music was just on the brink of blowing up in Nigeria.

Hip hop gigs would later grew bigger in ’93 when Dj Jimmy Jatt, started hooking up DJ Raves in major university campuses across Nigeria, appealing to kids of the elites and hip hop disciples, Jimmy Jatt’s events became the Mecca of hip-hop, where heads all over the country converged.

DJ Kenny has also graced the same stages with Keri Hilson, Wyclef Jean, Kelly Rowland, Brandy, Deray Davis etc. He is also the official DJ for rhythm 94.7fm abuja, he also plays at CRAVE CUBANA which is the most luxurious night club in the federal capital…

He has played at gigs in African Countries, such as: Kenya,Ghana,South Africa and Dubai.
The first single “Worry” featuring LK Kuddy & GospelOnDeBeatz was heavily successful, enjoying heavy airplay and the music video is about to drop anytime soon…DJ Kenny has been nominated in the category: World Best DJ Of The Year at the 10th Year Anniversary NEA Awards (Nigeria Entertainment Awards)

 

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By Lucky O. Freeman
Abuja,Nigeria

Nigeria’s President Buhari in fresh plagiarism scandal of Obama’s speech

President Muhammadu Buhari’s ‘Change Begins with Me’ campaign suffered a setback Friday following a newspaper report that the president allegedly plagiarised President Barack Obama in the speech he delivered while launching the project .

The government says the campaign will help curb “widespread act of immorality” by Nigerians.

The report, which detailed how Mr. Buhari allegedly lifted quotes from a 2008 speech by Mr. Obama, came on the heels of another damaging allegation that the ‘Change Begins With Me’ campaign contained elements belonging to another anti-corruption effort, ‘Not in My Country’.

Mr. Buhari on September 8

launched the ‘reorientation’ campaign in Abuja as part of his government’s strategy to make Nigerians eschew “dishonesty, indolence, unbridled corruption and widespread impunity” and embrace daily introspection over their “immoral” conducts.

He also used the occasion to sue for national consensus amongst Nigerians on issues ranging from spirit of service to patriotism.

“We must resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship, pettiness and immaturity that have poisoned our country for so long. Let us summon a new spirit of responsibility, spirit of service, of patriotism and sacrifice, Let us all resolve to pitch in and work hard and look after, not only ourselves but one another.

“What the current problem has taught us is that we cannot have a thriving army of rent seekers and vested interests, while the majority suffers,” Mr. Buhari said.

But facts have emerged indicating Mr. Buhari did not author those quotes.

Adeola Akinremi, a columnist with Lagos-based THISDAY Newspaper, was the first to spot

possible instances of plagiarism between Mr. Buhari’s speech and a speech delivered by Mr. Obama when he was first elected in 2008.

In a speech delivered after his victory on November 4, 2008, Mr. Obama said to a crowd of enthusiastic supporters:

“Let’s resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long.

“So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility, where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves but each other. “Let us remember that, if this financial crisis taught us anything, it’s that we cannot have a thriving Wall Street while Main Street suffers.”

After highlighting the seeming plagiarism, Mr. Akinremi said the act was “unethical” and lampooned Mr. Buhari for allegedly indulging in it.

“It is immoral to plagiarize other people’s work, but even worse to use dishonesty to launch a campaign about honesty.

“When you use another person’s work without acknowledgement, you have plagiarized. You simply pretend as if it is your own. It is unethical. It makes a mess of the campaign from the start. That is what Buhari has done, nobody will believe in the ‘change begins with me’ campaign, because it was built on lies,” Mr. Akinremi said.

When contacted Friday morning, presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said he was just becoming aware of the allegation and that the presidency would investigate.

Mr. Akinremi’s column was published a week after associates of Akin Fadeyi, creator of ‘Not In My Country’ accused the Buhari administration of stealing his concept to launch ‘Change Begins with Me.’

The associates said Mr. Fadeyi, a creative artist and former head of communications at Airtel Nigeria, met with the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, in December 2015 to intimate him of ‘Not In My Country,’ an episodic narrative that deploys humour to underscore societal ills and appeal to Nigerians to shun sharp practices.

They said Mr. Mohammed declined interest in the concept, only to turn around to adapt it for ‘Change Begins with Me’ campaign.

But Mr. Mohammed denied the allegations, saying he started ‘Change Begins with Me’ before he was appointed minister.

“We started working on ‘Change Begins with Me’ before the honourable minister was nominated and we’ve been working with the agency that produced the campaign,” Mr. Mohammed’s associate said.

The ‘Change Begins with Me’ campaign had earned Mr. Buhari widespread criticism, with many Nigerians accusing him of shifting blames to them and wondering why they gave him their mandate if he would ultimately saddle them with the duty of effecting the change he promised.

But the government said the campaign became necessary to rally all Nigerians in the effort to cleanse the country of corruption and other malaise plaguing it.

MEET ABUJA’S TOP MODEL MISS TRISHA

Now on my usual scout for talents around my city FCT of course, from where i have been away for a long time doing some other jobs and callings / profession but back now to make a few more money before i fly out again, i met this young, beautiful and super talented smart model “TRISH” with no i idea that she’s a model  i started talking to her just to make a convo but then when we talked for about five minutes i realized that she was a person of interest and i decided to make something out my day by getting to know and also get a little thing for you guys to read about her….

MEET ABUJA’S TOP MODEL  MISS TRISHA
MEET ABUJA’S TOP MODEL MISS TRISHA

Q: CAN I MEET YOU?

My full names are Amarachi Goodness Trisha Chukwuneke, i hail from Imo State, am still a student studying social studies education with the university of Abuja, am the second child in a family of five, i think that’s all you need to know for now.

Q: ASIDE SCHOOL WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO?

Am an entrepreneur and a model though not a runway model.

Q: ARE YOU SIGNED UNDER ANY MANAGEMENT AS A MODEL?

Yes but am also a freelance model.

Q: WOW, HOW AND WHEN DID YOU DISCOVER YOURSELF AS A MODEL?

Hmmm well, that was let’s say around early last year after contesting for a beauty pageant which i won and then from there i decided to take up the carrier as model which wasn’t an easy decision to make at that point but i thank God i made that decision because it’s helping me today.

Q: HOW DID YOU FEEL AFTER WINNING THE CONTEST?

I felt great.

Q: ARE YOU SINGLE?

Yes, you might be wondering why i am single.

Q: WOW WHY WOULD A GIRL LIKE YOU BE SINGLE, DON’T GUYS HIT ON YOU?

Guys do hit on me but for now i just want to face my carrier and school without distractions.

Q: WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THE NEAREST FUTURE?

Well i’d say at the peak of my carrier and then consider having a good relationship with a good man, because all work and no play makes jack a dull boy lol.

Well thanks for speaking to me miss Trish i hope to meet with you some other time and for you reading this little talk i hope you enjoyed it and also see the pictures of this beautiful model below and feed your eyes….

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you can follow her on instagram; @KVNG_SWEETNESS

BY LUCKY O. FREEMAN

ABUJA, NIGERIA

President buhari not naming looters

Nigerians who had expected a comprehensive list of the alleged treasury looters as promised by President Muhammadu Buhari were disappointed yesterday.

The president failed to make good his promise. However, he directed the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture to publish the list. Read more