PMB Lands Softly On A Sofa Floor by Femi Adesina

This has been a week of reflection, introspection, and rumination. It’s the last full week of a journey that started eight years ago. And like Yoruba people say, if you can ponder, then you will wonder, and be filled with thanksgiving to God. That was what Wednesday was dedicated to. Looking backwards, inwards, and forward, as the last Federal Executive Council meeting under President Muhammadu Buhari held. “This is the last that we shall dance together,” Wole Soyinka wrote in his work, Kongi’s Harvest. Yes, dances do end, no matter how much you love to pirouette. You dance like butterfly and sting like a bee. It will end. You gyrate, whirl and spiral. Very good. It’s a delightful part of life. But then, there’s always the last dance. That’s what Luther Vandross sang about in Dance With My Father: Back when I was a childBefore life removed all the innocenceMy father would lift me highAnd dance with my mother and me thenSpin me around till I fell asleepThen up the stairs he would carry meAnd I knew for sure I …

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Why I Refused To Interfere In National Assembly Leadership —Buhari

By Chris Udochukwu President Muhammadu Buhari has stated he refrained from meddling in the affairs of National Assembly to encourage democracy This is even as he described the Ninth National Assembly led by Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila as one of the most productive in terms of output and outcome. He stated this on Thursday at the inauguration of the permanent site of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) in Abuja. He thanked the leadership of the National Assembly for their support. “This Ninth Assembly will be remembered as one of the most productive in terms of output and outcome. Again, I thank the leadership of the National Assembly for giving me the support required to deliver on my promises to Nigerians,” Buhari said Emphasising the importance of the legislature in a democracy, Buhari stated that he refrained from meddling in the affairs of the legislature to encourage an independent National Assembly.“From the moment of my election in 2015 and subsequently, I supported the idea of an independent National Assembly, one …

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Tacha Was On Drugs, It Helped Her Lose Weight – BBNaija star Ella Goes Off On A Rant About Co-star (video)

Big Brother Naija star, Ella has gone off on a rant about her co-star, Tacha.  Ella denied claims of doing drugs by pointing out that she’s healthy and with a nice body. She alleged that the person doing drugs was Tacha as she had all the features of a drug addict and it also made her lose weight.  Ella also alleged that this was evident during their reunion show and people who saw photos of Tacha on her phone, told her that her co-star was doing crack.  Watch the video below……………………………….

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Nigerians Are United Abroad But Turn To Something Else At Home – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has shared one of his observations about Nigerians living in the country and abroad.  Obasanjo who spoke at a reception in the United States of America, stated that Nigerians in Diaspora are always united but turn to something else in their home country. Speaking on behalf of a delegation of eminent traditional leaders and academics that included the Olowu of Owu Kingdom, His Royal Majesty Oba (Prof.) Saka Adelola Matemilola, at an Evening Reception, held at New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, the former President said he was impressed by the unity exhibited among Nigerians in the North American country.  In the statement released by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi on Thursday, May 25, Obasanjo urged Nigerians to continue being good citizens of wherever they are domiciled. He said;  “Nigerian nationals are often very united when they are abroad but something else when they return to the country, therefore, I want to urge all to be good citizens, not only where you are, but when also you come home to Nigeria.” 

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I Won’t Disappoint Nigerians – Tinubu Promises

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the President-elect has vowed not to disappoint Nigerians. Speaking on Thursday, in Abuja, he affirmed that he understands the magnitude of the honour conferred upon him and the corresponding task ahead. Tinubu made the promise in his acceptance speech after he was conferred with the National Honour of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja. “I understand the magnitude of the honour conferred on me today and the task ahead. Nigerians deserve no less. “You (Buhari) have charted the course and I shall not disappoint you,” he said. Thursday’s conferment makes Tinubu the 16th person to hold the GCFR Honour. Those before him are Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo, Shehu Shagari, Olusegun Obasanjo, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Ibrahim Babangida, Ernest Shonekan, Sani Abacha, Moshood Abiola, Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan. Others who have been conferred with the title include British Monarch Queen Elizabeth II, South Africa’s Nelson Mandela and former Libyan Leader, Muammar Gaddafi. Buhari also conferred vice president-elect Kashim Shettima. with the honour of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger. Earlier, he …

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Nigerians United Abroad, Enemies at Home – Obasanjo

The Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has made a revelation about Nigerians. He said Nigerians are more united while outside the country but seem to act like enemies when in their home country. Obasanjo, who was impressed by the unity exhibited among Nigerians in the United States of America, urged Nigerians in the diaspora to reciprocate such togetherness when they are back home. He made this disclosure on behalf of a delegation of eminent traditional leaders and academics that included the Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba Saka Matemilola, at an evening reception held at New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo told those at the event that Nigerians in the diaspora are making the country proud in their different areas of endeavour, urging them to be good citizens wherever they are domiciled. “Nigerian nationals are often very united when they are abroad, but something else when they return to the country,” Obasanjo had said. The former president appealed to them to be good citizens, not only outside the county, but also …

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Buhari Hands Over Transition Documents To Tinubu

Nigerians President, Muhammadu Buhari, has handed over the transition documents to the President-elect Bola Tinubu on Thursday, in Abuja. Buhari also handed the baton of service alongside the documents at the investiture of the National Honour of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic on Tinubu and Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger on Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja. This is in line with Executive Order 14 which mandates that the transition council issues handover notes containing, amongst other things, proposed policy direction for the incoming administration. More details to come…

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Elder Brother, Hugo Faces Trial Over ‘Fake’ Jerseys

World-famous football icon, Cristiano Ronaldo’s elder brother, Hugo dos Santos Aveiro is currently embroiled in a fake jersey scandal. The superstar’s brother is now set to face trial on June 20 in the scandal that dates back to Ronaldo’s days at Juventus in 2019, according to Corriere dello Sport. Hugo is the owner of Mussara, a company that signed a $538 million deal with Italian company Pegasus for the distribution of Ronaldo’s merchandise. The company manages the production and sale of Ronaldo’s shirts online. It all started when the Adidas logo on Ronaldo’s jersey was replaced by the CR7 Museum logo. Hugo is also the manager of the CR7 Museum and the jerseys which had the logo were termed as fake. Juventus even seize 13,000 of these ‘fake’ jerseys. Ronaldo’s brother’s company Mussara denied any deal with Pegasus. The Italian company argued that it was Hugo himself who authorized using the CR7 museum logo instead of Adidas. Pegasus also claimed that these same ‘fake’ Cristiano Ronaldo jerseys were also sold at the museum in Madeira, Portugal. Pegasus are now suing …

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What Ronaldo Told Me When We First Met – Girlfriend Opens Up

Brazilian football legend, Ronaldo Nazario’s fiancee, Celina Locks, has opened up on what the Brazilian told her at the beginning of their relationship. Speaking with Vogue, Locks revealed that the former Brazil international striker told her that she would fall in love with him in two months. The Brazilian superstar footballer got engaged to Locks in January when the former Brazil ace proposed to her on their Caribbean retreat in the Dominican Republic. But before then, they had been in a relationship for seven years and were first spotted together in 2015 at the Vogue Ball in Sao Paulo. Recalling the initial days, she said she found his prediction funny at first, but all that he said came to pass. “He said I would fall in love in two months. I burst out laughing, but it happened,” she told Vogue. “It was very special for him to look at me not only as the love of his life, but to exalt me as a woman.” The two are expected to tie the knot later this year, with Spain and Brazil emerging as …

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Judge Frees Hungry Man Who Was Charged With Stealing Sweet Potatoes Inside Church

Sulaityo John, a 26-year-old man, who was charged with stealing five tubers of sweet potatoes inside a church, has been freed by a Grade I Area Court in Kabusa, Abuja. John, who resides in Durumi, Abuja, was charged with theft. He had pleaded guilty to the charge, saying he was hungry when he stole the potatoes. While delivering the judgment on Thursday, the Judge, Malam Abubakar Sadiq, said: ”Having seen the small quantity of the sweet potatoes involved, the court will be lenient on you. “You are, hereby, set free and warned never to commit such an act again. “Next time if such a criminal charge is brought before the court against you again, serious action will be taken against you. “You are also henceforth warned never to visit the church premises again.” Earlier, Mr O.S. Osho, the Prosecution Counsel, said the offence contravenes the provisions of Section 288 of the Penal Code. Osho told the court that the defendant stole the five tubers of sweet potatoes from the church premises. He explained that during the police investigation, the defendant had confessed …

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Tinubu Used Violence And Thuggery To Become President-Elect – Aisha Yesufu

Aisha Yesufu, the popular Nigerian activist, has said that Bola Tinubu used violence and thuggery to become President-elect. She dismissed talks that Tinubu is a master planner. Yesufu made the revelation via a series of tweets on her Twitter page. She wrote, “Tinubu thrives on illusion he creates. There is nothing in him. People focusing on politics for the first time within 10 months showed him to have nothing spectacular inspite of decades of political experience. “People begged PDP to give them Peter Obi and PDP spat on them. Now you all are out here trying to make Tinubu look like some master planner. Tinubu has no political master plan other than violence and thuggery. Didn’t you all tell us nobody can defeat him in Lagos? “The thing many of you do not get is that Peter Obi is a beneficiary of the collective anger people had at the established and correct politicians. It was not Peter Obi going to Labour Party that made him popular. It was his consistent character. Drop the conspiracy theories!”

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Buhari Victim Of Tyranny Of Expectations By Nigerians – Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu The senior special to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has said that his principal is a victim of the tyranny of expectations by Nigerians. According to him, Nigerians expected Buhari to solve all the problems in his eight years tenure but he has done his best. Shehu disclosed this on Thursday in a Channels Television interview. He spoke on the heels of claims that Buhari had performed below expectation. According to him, no country in the world has solved its problem 100 per cent. He stated that Buhari had done his best for the country, and Nigerians would cherish him for his contribution. “President Buhari is a victim of the tyranny of expectations. Nigerians thought he would solve all the problems of the country in eight years, but no country on earth has solved its problems 100 per cent. President Muhammadu Buhari has done his best for the country, he deserves to go home and rest, and Nigerians would cherish him afterwards”. Buhari was sworn in as president on May 29th 2015, and re-elected …

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Some People Planning To Disrupt Inaugurations In States — DSS Raise Alarm

The Department of State Services has disclosed that it is aware of plans by criminal elements to disrupt the May 29th inauguration ceremonies in some parts of the country. According to the service, these elements plan to undermine the efforts of the security agencies as well as cause panic among the citizens. In a statement released on Thursday by the spokesperson for the service, Peter Afunanya, the DSS urged citizens to adhere to the laid down protocols for the events across the country. The statement partly read, “It would be recalled that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Transition Council on May 18, 2023, held a World Press Conference during which he announced activities for the Presidential inauguration. The major highlight of the activities is the swearing-in of the President on May 29, 2023, in Abuja. On the same date, new Governors will also be inaugurated in most of the States. The Service is, however, aware of plans by subversive elements to disrupt the programmes in parts of the country. The aim is to …

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Ex-Barcelona Defender, Douglas Pereira Arrested After Firing An Unauthorised Gun Into The Air in A Car Park’

Former Barcelona right-back, Douglas Pereira has been arrested after shooting a gun into the air in a car park in Brazil. Brazilian publication Globo Esporte reported that the 32-year-old is facing trial after the incident which allegedly took place on April 21 in the country’s capital of Brasilia. It is claimed that the former Brazil U20 international had been drinking on a boat at Lake Paranoa which he left after falling out with the other people on it. According to Football Espana, Douglas then walked through a forested area with an unauthorised gun and came to the sports campus of Club Esportives Sul. Security at the facility are said to have asked him to leave the area after he confronted several people ‘aggressively’ – before he fired the gun into the air in a car park. The player is then said to have hid the pistol in a nearby bush and was arrested by police – though the gun was not located. Douglas was reportedly detained and released on April 23 ahead of facing trial in Brazil. The Public Prosecutor’s …

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Keyamo Trying To Ambush Tinubu For Ministerial Role – Atiku’s Aide

Daniel Bwala has said the Minister of State, Festus Keyamo’s speech against appointment of a minister of state is his way of trying to ambush the President-elect, Bola Tinubu for a ministerial role. Bwala, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate in the last election, was reacting to Keyamo’s remark that it was unconstitutional for President Muhammadu Buhari to have appointed a minister of state. He said Keyamo’s desperation and scheming might kill his opportunity. Recall that Keyamo had said the office of the Minister of State was an aberration and unconstitutional. He lamented that most of his colleagues were redundant in the last eight years but many have not had the courage to speak up. Keyamo read this in his speech at the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Buhari to mark the end of the administration. Reacting, Bwala tweeted: “He wants to ambush Tinubu to give him a substantive ministerial role, hence his argument that Buhari appointing him as minister of state is unconstitutional. “That’s exactly how he wanted the role …

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Reps Grill Malami Over $2.4bn Illegal Oil Sale

Abubakar Malami, Abubakar Malami, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, is currently being questioned by the House of Representatives over the alleged illegal sale of 48 million barrels of crude oil in China worth over $2.4bn. Malami, in company with the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice/Solicitor-General of the Federation, Beatrice Jedy-Agba, is appearing before the House’ Ad Hoc Committee to Investigate Alleged Loss of Over $2.4 Billion in Revenue from Illegal Sale of 48 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Export in 2015 Including All Crude Oil Exports and Sales by Nigeria from 2014 Till Date. While the ministry made a written presentation to the committee, Malami restated his earlier position about the allegation and the probe. He asked the lawmakers to avail him of documents and facts at their disposal to assist him in aiding the investigation. It is the second time that Malami and Jedy-Agba will be appearing since the probe began. The minister, when he first appeared before the committee on April 27, 2023, had told the lawmakers that the allegation that 48 million …

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