Monday, November 2, 2015

Buhari Yet To Assign Portfolios To Ministers – Adesina

The Presidency has denied releasing any list that assigned portfolios to the ministerial nominees.
It was reacting to the speculated list of portfolios, which went viral on social media Sunday evening.
Reacting to the list, Special Adviser to President Mohammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina said that the list did not emanate from the presidency as it was not officially signed.
He called on the general public to disregard it and watch for official announcement from the presidency.

Ruling On Dasuki’s Foreign Trip Set For Tuesday.

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, will know on Tuesday whether or not his travelling documents will be released so that he can embark on a foreign trip to seek medical attention.
Justice Adeniyi Ademola of federal high court in Abuja fixed the date after hearing the submissions of Dasuki’s Counsel, Joseph Daudu, and Mohammed Diri, the prosecuting counsel.

Lawmaker To Aisha Buhari: Start A Pet Project On Boko Haram Victims.

Asabe Vilita Bashir, a member of the federal house of representatives, has urged Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, to consider making victims of Boko Haram insurgency, particularly women and children, her pet project.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Monday, Vilita, who represents Gwoza, Chibok and Damboa federal constituency in Borno state, said women and children in the northeast region had suffered severe hardship as a result of the insurgency.
According to her, some of the women had been abused by the insurgents while many others had become widows, and many children orphans.

Goje Forged Assembly’s Resolution To Collect N5bn Loan – Witness

Published on November 2, 2015 by pmnews ·
A witness in the ongoing trial of a former governor of Gombe State and serving senator, Danjuma Goje, Shehu Mohammed Atiku has told a Federal High Court, Gombe that the ex-governor forged the Resolution of the House and collected N5bn (five billion naira) facility from Access Bank.
“My Lord, the said resolution did not emanate from the Gombe State House of Assembly and I was not a signatory to it”, said Atiku, a former Clerk of the Gombe State House of Assembly and one of the three witnesses called by prosecuting counsel, Wahab Shitu.

Fayose Replies Presidency: We Won’t Let You Take Nigeria Back To Military Era

The statement credited to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, warning Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose to stop speaking on the running of the economy by the federal government has been described as a demonstration of military dictatorship mentality.

Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, in a statement issued in Ado Ekiti on Monday, said it was sad that the presidency could be warning a Nigerian, who is heading one of the country’s federating units on what to say and what not to say.
Olayinka, who said he was sure that Garba Shehu must have spoken for himself, and not President Mohammadu Buhari, added that “Governor Fayose will continue to say the truth in interest Nigeria and its people because the Governor is not one of those that will go underground because of political persecution.”

Pro-Jonathan Elements Behind Renewed Agitation For Biafra - Senator Sani

The senator representing Kaduna North Senatorial zone, Kaduna state, Senator Shehu Sani, at the weekend alleged that the new agitation for the sovereign state of Biafra was being sponsored by pro-Jonathan forces who lost the 2015 general elections.

According to him, their aim is to destroy the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari by igniting a national conflict , chaos and confusion in the country.

Scott Disick's Kids visit him for the 2nd time at rehab (Pic)

Scott Disick got a second visit from this three kids – Mason, five; Penelope, three; and Reign, 10 months yesterday Sunday November 1 in a recovery centre in Malibu. The 32 year old father was envisioned cuddling up to his child Mason while watching out on the balcony. More pics bellow.
Scott Disick


3 Ways to Groom Sporting Talents for Nigeria

Nigeria is a country replete with sporting talents however, the country is yet to aggregate these talents into medal-winning performances at international sports events.

The few young talents that have found themselves at the top have done it through their own hard work, relied on luck with little or no government support and it is adversely affecting our medal hopes at both local and international events., Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal shares 5 tips for grooming sports talents for Nigeria’s teams be it athletics, gymnastics, football and other sports.


Academies are littered all of Lagos and Port Harcourt where young talents are groomed for different sports in Nigeria. An interesting twist has been introduced in the grooming of talents by combining sports and education. This is because there is life after sports as some Nigerians sports personalities live in penury despite excelling in their chosen sports. Sports official can visit these academies to poach talents for the team or attend sporting events to identify new talents.

Talents Youth Athletics

Focus on other sports aside Football

Football is no doubt the king of sports. In Nigeria, a visit to the various viewing centres at the weekend will offer a clear picture of the passion of Nigerians for football. However, the over-reliance on football is affecting other sports. So much Monies are pumped into football and we are yet to get any tangible results. If this trend continues, other sports will suffer and sports talents will have little opportunities to succeed because of lack of opportunities.

Training and personal development

Nigerians virtually self-fund everything they need shelter, security, water, meanwhile the government play little role in providing these amenities. Hence, many Nigerians have decided not to wait for the government. This is same with sports talent. Waiting for the government may be a futile effort. Therefore, personal development and training is advisable. Blessing Okagbare is a very good example. Now that she’s an athletics star, she is now the golden girl of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.