Month: May 2015

Muhammadu Buhari ‘Immunity or not, you’ll face the law’ – President speaks on corrupt leaders

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!!!!!!Buhari. President Muhammadu Buhari has reinforced his government’s commitment to fight corruption and to ensure offenders face the full wrath of the law.

In a Vanguard compilation of comments and thoughts of Buhari, 48 hours before his inauguration as the new Nigeria leader, he reiterated the top issues his administration will tackle after assuming office – security, unemployment, fighting corruption, infrastructure amongst others.

He said the Goodluck Jonathan administration has grounded the Nigerian system, as he acknowledged the challenges he must face to bring about the ‘change’ Nigerians are yearning for.

He said, “the biggest message is to try and persuade the people that it is not possible to change the state of affairs now. It took 16 years to get to that state of affairs. Nigeria earned more revenue during that period than what it earned from 1914 to 1999.

“We used to have Nigeria Airways, Nigerian National Shipping Line, Nigeria Railway. Where are they now? Where is the infrastructure that is commensurate with what we earned in-between, what is on ground? That is how efficiently the PDP managed Nigeria in the last 16 years.”

Buhari assured that no stone will be left unturned in the fight against corruption, noting that not even immunity clause will aid the escape of anyone who is fingered and found guilty by the law.

He stated, “we will make sure that we get cooperation from the judiciary so that people who worked against the law are prosecuted, especially those who have lost their immunity, even those who think they have immunity because this is the best way to stabilize the system.

“People must not benefit from being lawless. You can’t be in a position by virtue of the Constitution, subvert the Constitution and continue to enjoy the privileges offered by the Constitution. I don’t think that will be acceptable by the APC.

“So, whether you are in the opposition or the government, you have to behave. I think that is the way we can make progress.”

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MC Galaxy ‘I charge N3.5m for shows,’ singer discloses

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!!!!!MC-Galaxy-CaroVibes. Popular Nigerian singer, MC Galaxy has revealed that he charges as much as N3.5m for corporate events.

In a recent chat with The Punch, the singer disclosed that his charges differ in personalities and clients as he won’t charge students the same way he would charge government bodies or agencies.

‘It depends because you cannot charge a student the same way you will charge a politician. Presently, I accept N3.5m from corporate organisations… And my album, Breakthrough tells the story of how I used to be paid N2000 to perform at comedy clubs and now, I collect big money.’

Speaking further, MC Galaxy doused fears over perceived feud between himself and pop star, Davido saying true friends have disagreements and makeup afterwards.

Though the comedian cum singer says he’s not willing to have a babymama or baby outside wedlock like many of his colleagues, he says he enjoys the company of ladies, thus, he loves hanging out with the female folks.

Timaya ‘I will be having another child soon,’ singer confirms

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!!!!!Timaya-s-daughter-2. Dancehall singer, Timaya has confirmed that he is expecting another child from his babymama months after his first child turned 3.

The singer confirmed the speculations that he’s expecting his second child from his babymama on a news programme on Hip on TV on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

In his words, ‘I love my daughter Emmanuella so much and yes, I would be having another child soon and from the same woman.’

Timaya welcomed his first child with babymama, Barbara but maintained that he isn’t ready for marriage and not looking at having one anytime soon.

Tonto Dikeh ‘Growing up wasn’t easy for me,’ controversial actress opens up

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!!!!!!Tonto-Dikeh. Controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has revealed how she had to struggle as an independent lady to get throughlife.

Taking to her Instagram account recently, the singer cum actress reeled out her grass to grace story while thanking her stepmother and her doggedness as well as God for her success in life.

“Growing up life was not easy, not after I lost my mom at the age of three. Though I thank my step mom for keeping up with my rudeness and stubbornness. Sometimes, I felt like killing myself but God saw me through that stage in my life and sometimes I sit and ask God why me?” she began.

Writing further, ‘At the age of twenty, I said to myself `I wouldn’t ask my dad for money- I wanted to be independent. I tried traveling to UK but I got refused at Nigerian Embassy, not because my documents were not complete but because I didn’t have the connection to pass through.

‘University life was so hard for me, handouts I could not afford, I begged from hand to mouth just to eat! Sometimes, I considered going back to my dad but ego and pride wouldn’t let me. Then, all my jeans were Alaba bend-down-select. If the jeans was longer than me I would cut it to my size to make it look rugged! If I asked friends for a favour, before they helped they would ask me to do something for them in return, like cleaning their rooms, or helping  with course work,’ she concluded.

Tonto Dikeh ‘Growing up wasn’t easy for me,’ controversial actress opens up

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!!!!!!Tonto-Dikeh. Controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has revealed how she had to struggle as an independent lady to get throughlife.

Taking to her Instagram account recently, the singer cum actress reeled out her grass to grace story while thanking her stepmother and her doggedness as well as God for her success in life.

“Growing up life was not easy, not after I lost my mom at the age of three. Though I thank my step mom for keeping up with my rudeness and stubbornness. Sometimes, I felt like killing myself but God saw me through that stage in my life and sometimes I sit and ask God why me?” she began.

Writing further, ‘At the age of twenty, I said to myself `I wouldn’t ask my dad for money- I wanted to be independent. I tried traveling to UK but I got refused at Nigerian Embassy, not because my documents were not complete but because I didn’t have the connection to pass through.

‘University life was so hard for me, handouts I could not afford, I begged from hand to mouth just to eat! Sometimes, I considered going back to my dad but ego and pride wouldn’t let me. Then, all my jeans were Alaba bend-down-select. If the jeans was longer than me I would cut it to my size to make it look rugged! If I asked friends for a favour, before they helped they would ask me to do something for them in return, like cleaning their rooms, or helping  with course work,’ she concluded.

NUTGTWN Labour declares support for Buhari on power supply

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!!!!!!!Muhammadu-Buhari. The National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN), say Labour is ready to partner with President Muhammadu Buhari to realise the vision of uninterrupted power supply.

The General Secretary, NUTGTWN, Isa Aremu, made the pledge in a statement made available to NAN on Saturday, May 30 in Kaduna.

The statement quoted Aremu as saying, “we are with President Buhari and it is indeed a shame that with over $20billion investment in the power sector since 1999, Nigeria generates less than 4,000 MW.”

“Without electricity there can be no industrialisation.

“The promise and expectation that the President will revive textile industry is not possible without electricity.

“It is remarkable that the President frontally identified some national problems: It is only then that the problems we can be shamed and tamed.

“It is refreshing that President Buhari recognises the role of non-state institutions such as labour unions, organised private sector, the press and civil society organisations in the great task of national renewal.

“Labour will partner with new administration in wealth generation, service delivery and income distribution through social dialogue and collective bargaining with the existing labour market institutions.

“It is commendable that President Buhari has promised to reform and re-build the public service and check corruption in the states and local governments,” he said.

He, however, said the reform should ensure greater service delivery and productivity, saying it should not lead to job losses in an already depressed labour market characterised by high unemployment.

Isa assured the new President of the labour’s cooperation in the direction of wealth generation, job creation and job retention.

#BabaNowThatYouAreThere Nigerians make their demands known to President Buhari

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!!!!!Buhari-TT. Many Nigerians have expressed excitement at the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as the country’s new President.

Citizens of the country are however filled with expectations as to the changes that will be made in the country during this new administration.

Many Nigerians have taken to Twitter to make their demands known to Buhari with the hashtag, #BabaNowThatYouAreThere.