Saturday, February 28, 2015

Collect your PVC by March 8th VOTE FOR GEJ

VOTE PRESIDENT GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN 

The deadline to collect your permanent voter card (PVC) is only 8 days away! Don’t forget to collect yours by March 8th, and urge your friends and family to do the same.
You can pick up your PVC within your ward / registration area from 8:30am – 5:30pm any day of the week, including weekends. 
You do not need to have your temporary voter card in order to pick up your PVC.  If possible, you should bring another form of ID in case you are asked for proof of identity, but it should not be required.
Don’t delay. Pick up your PVC now so you can cast your ballot for Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP. Together, we can keep Nigeria moving forward. We can’t go back to the old ways.
Sincerely,
The Forward Nigeria Team
P.S. If you have any problems, you can reach the INEC helpline at 0700-CALL-INEC or at the following numbers: 09050858629, 09050858675, 09050858649, 08180958715, 08180958717, 08180958709, 09025038466, 07086945927, 08120183063, 07062896047, 08105119010, 08146697603.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Collect Your Permanent Voter Card


INEC recently announced that they are postponing the presidential election to March 28, 2015 following advice from security services. Due to this delay, INEC has extended the distribution of permanent voter cards (PVCs) until March 8th.
To find out where to go to collect your PVC in your state below. Then find your ward / registration area on the list.


You do not need to have your temporary voter card in order to pick up your PVC. If possible, you should bring another form of ID in case you are asked for proof of identity, but it should not be required.
Your vote is critical for keeping Nigeria moving forward. Do not wait -- collect your PVC as soon as possible and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

If you have any problems, you can reach the INEC helpline at 0700-CALL-INEC or at the following numbers: 09050858629, 09050858675, 09050858649, 08180958715, 08180958717, 08180958709, 09025038466, 07086945927, 08120183063, 07062896047, 08105119010, 08146697603.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

‘Timbuktu’ Sweeps France’s Cesar Awards



Abderrahmane Sissako’s foreign-language Oscar-nominated “Timbuktu” was the big winner of the 40th Cesar Awards, snatching up seven kudos, including the film and director nods.


       

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Matured politics! Kwakwaso honor Agric Minister


Dr Akinwuni Adeshina

I  am very impress and extremely happy that the APC  Governor Kwankwaso of Kano state has boldly come out to acknowledge and honor this wonderful handsome hardworking, humble, god fearing patriotic citizen of Nigeria...
One of the best ministers from the Goodluck Jonathan administration, a man of amiable honor and intergrity. A man who turned the agricultural sector round with President Goodluck Jonathan...
a great example of some of the good youths ruling Nigeria, not old recycled fuddy duddies that have vehemently refused to retire and be elderstatemen like our Baba OBJ!..
The person of the year award winner 2013... by Forbes
Seriously Dr Akinwuni Adeshina has made me so proud as a citizen of Nigeria,....
In Jesus name may god continue to protect and be with this man and those genuine patriotic leaders in the Goodluck administration...
I also commend the APC Governor Kwankwaso of Kano state for his shear honesty and genuine leadership who for the life of me, I don’t understand why APC  party didn’t bring out as their presidential candidate...
May god forgive all those blinded with hate and negative propaganda that the Goodluck Jonathan administration has done nothing for the last 6years, here is one of the examples that they have been working!...

KWANKWASO HONOURS AGRIC MINISTER
In recognition of the transformation agenda of the Goodluck Jonathan administration in the agriculture sector, the former presidential aspirant of the All Progressive Congress and Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso has named a 100-hectare irrigation farm after the minister of Agriculture, Akin Adesina of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Governor Kwankwaso honored the Agric Minister at the commissioning of the Akin Adesina Magaga Irrigation project in Kano State as a nod to his contributions to the welfare of farmers in the state.
Adesina appreciated Governor Kwankwaso for naming the farm after him and he urged farmers in the state to get organized so as to benefit from the N26 Billion Dry Season Scheme Fund set up by the Federal Government.
Adesina said he was impressed with the level of work done on the site which was intended for about 300 farmers, stressing that the farm will not just boost food production in Kano State but the country at large as it would serve as a source of employment for thousands of youths especially those from Kabo and Gwarzo Local Government Areas.

By Postnigeria

Thursday, February 12, 2015

80 Per Cent Of Lagosians Want Jonathan: Gani Adams

Gani Adams 

The Truth Is Always Bitter; More Than Bitter Leaf!

Don’t deceive yourself, 85 per cent of Lagosians want Jonathan. –
“South-west is not a place where you can use the media to deceive. We are highly exposed and highly educated -
OTUNBA Gani Adams is the National Coordinator of the Odua People’s Congress, OPC.

“We don’t need to deceive ourselves. The main group in Yorubaland, Afenifere has spoken; Afenifere the political arrowhead of Yoruba people has declared support for Jonathan. Even Dr. Frederick Fasehun, the owner of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) has endorsed Jonathan, even before Afenifere”.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Campaign groung zero - Oil Belongs to the North



Confusion over Video clip of the Northern Leaders’ Conference shakes the Buhari - APC Campaign


Buhari

        

Report from Channels TV

Speculations of a renewed strategy between the presidential candidate of  All Progressive Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari  (Rtd),  and the Northern leaders over a reform of Nigeria’s political and economic structures has permeated his campaign with major blows. To make it worse, a 2014 video of a conference of Northern leaders applauding their keynote speaker Dr. Usman Bugaje resurfaced in the social media, as he made claims of why and how the Nigeria’s oil belong to the North. Observers believe that this video (see inset) validates Buhari's speculated hidden agenda, and  with may hurt his candidacy.

Bugaje, in the video made it clear that  it is wrong for any state to be labelled an “oil-producing state” because 72% of the total land mass in the country belonged to the North – claiming that  the United Nation’s law accords the Northern region the right of ownership. In his explanation of the law, he said, “Whatever mileage you get in the sea, according to the United Nations Law of the sea, is a measure of the land mass that you have; that is what gives you the mileage into the sea…and the land mass of this country, that gives that long 200 nautical miles or more into the ocean, is because of that 72% of the land mass of this country, which is the North.”

Some core members of the campaign are worried about a lack of transparency between the ex-general and his campaign group. On strict concealment, a senior campaign worker told our field reporter in Abuja, “I have never seen this video until I went to my Facebook page – the same way we had to read from the news about the secret oil deal with Tinubu. And my question is, why is everything about oil and North?” Another campaign team member tweeted, “Politicians are all the same - Can’t just trust them.”
The Northern leaders including representatives from Northern Leaders Political Forum (NLPF), The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), and other communal stakeholders have been clear with their demands regarding issues of politics and economic resources, and Buhari was adopted as a consensus candidate to champion those necessities. The group had bitterly condemned the current structures of revenue allocation, especially the derivation principle governing the allocation of revenue to oil producing states. Other concerns include a return of the political power to the North, to enable an easy return of the country to its former structure of the military era.

It may be recalled that in March 2012, a fraternity of the northern political elite including politicians from the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) met in Abuja to compose a  roadmap for the return of political power to the North in 2015. Besides issues of returning the power to the North, the group listed as a matter of priority, a pervasive poverty in the North, the deteriorating security situation, etho-religious crises, and unemployment in the region.

Buhari, it was gathered, had assured the leaders in a 2014 screening forum for consensus northern candidate, that he was the only candidate that could champion those causes based on his past record as a military leader. In the same event, the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar was rejected for being too soft and liberal with though policy issues.

Most southerners, especially from South-West, and South-South in the campaign group are divided over Buhari’s personal agenda, it was gathered. “They are definitely not the APC agenda – they are Buhari’s personal plans and I won’t comment on that” a party member told International Guardian.

Source :http://www.guardiannewsusa.com/the-north-owns-the-oil---bugaje.html
 Guardian News USA