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It's official.  After long courtship and dating, Prince Harry  has finally Puts a ring on Meghan Markle’s finger.  Since they started dating  in 2016, they have captivated the whole world with their modest charm. Their getting married has been discussed around the world - Will a prince marry an outsider  from America or  will he sticks with old traditions and obselete values. But Prince has proven that he is a modern man of 21st century cutting  and cast his future with the American beauty and actress  Meghan Markle.

"Prince Harry has just put a new spin on The Special Relationship between the U.K. and the U.S., asking Meghan Markle, his American girlfriend of more than a year, to marry him. Clarence House confirmed early Monday that Prince Harry is to marry Markle, putting an end to months of speculation. Markle, who was married and later divorced, is an actress best known for playing Rachel Zane in the legal drama series “Suits.”

The statement said the couple became engaged earlier this month and the wedding will take place in the spring of next year. They will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace. Clarence House said more details will be announced in due course. The couple, who have been dating since July 2016, made their first public appearance this September at the Invictus Games in Canada. They have mostly avoided the spotlight, although the press and public attention around them has been intense.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh said they are “delighted for the couple and wish them every happiness.” The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said they are very excited for Prince Harry and Markle. “It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together.” Meghan Markle’s parents Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland said: “We are incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry. Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person. To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities is a source of great joy for us as parents.”

Last November, Kensington Palace issued a warning in response to media reports about Markle’s personal life, and the racy sex scenes she’s filmed as a character in “Suits.” The stories also quoted family members who called her a social climber. “Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her. It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm,” the statement read.

“He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game.’ He strongly disagrees. This is not a game — it is her life and his. He has asked for this statement to be issued in the hopes that those in the press who have been driving this story can pause and reflect before any further damage is done. “He knows that it is unusual to issue a statement like this, but hopes that fair-minded people will understand why he has felt it necessary to speak publicly.” Once the statement came out, it was crystal clear that Harry had met his future wife."


Credits:  Samantha Conti,WWD and Afripol

Governor Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has won the 2017 governorship election in Anambra State.
Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC  announced the results few minutes ago, 
AFRIPOL has earlier projected incumbent  Governor Willie Obiano as the winner of Anambra polls of Saturday November 18 2017 election


Complete Results  of the votes in various local government areas :

#AnambraDecides2017 @inecnigeria declares 1st Official Result

1. Njikoka Local Government Area

APGA- 16,944 -WINNER

APC-  5, 756

PDP-  3, 477

UPP-  108

Registered Voters, 88,793

Accredited Voters, 28,346

Total Valid Votes - 26,844

Rejected Votes- 1,453

Total Vote  Cast - 28,297

#AnambraDecides2017 @inecnigeria declares 2nd Official Result

2. Dunukofia LGA


APC- 7, 016

PDP- 1,530

UPP- 12

Registered Voters: 63, 861

Accredited Voters:18, 632

Total Valid Votes:17, 508

Rejected Votes: 1,094

Total Votes Cast: 18,602

#AnambraDecides2017 @inecnigeria declares 3rd Official Result

3. Awka South LGA

APGA- 18,957 -WINNER

APC- 6,167

PDP- 5,354

UPP- 150

Registered Voters, 149, 279

Accredited Voters- 36,114

Total Valid Votes- 31,365

Rejected Votes - 1,905

Total Votes Cast - 3,3270

#AnambraDecides2017 @inecnigeria declares 4th Official Result

4. Ayamelum LGA

APGA- 14,593 -WINNER

APC- 5,412

PDP- 2,323

UPP- 77

Registered Voters - 60,034

Accredited Voters - 23,837

Total Valid Votes - 22,646

Rejected Votes - 989

Total Votes Cast - 23,635

#AnambraDecides2017 @inecnigeria declares 5th Official Result

5. Anaocha LGA


APC- 5,297

PDP- 6,554

UPP- 146

Registered Voters - 89,515

Accredited Voters - 25,474

Total Valid Votes - 23,771

Rejected Votes - 1,520

Total Votes Cast - 25,291

#AnambraDecides2017 @inecnigeria declares 6th Official Result

6. Orumba South LGA


APC- 3,888

PDP- 2,412

UPP- 465

Registered Voters - 63,149

Accredited Voters - 16,528

Total Valid Votes - 15,327

Rejected Votes - 1,117

Total Votes Cast - 16,477

#AnambraDecides2017 @inecnigeria declares 8th Official Result

8. Aguata LGA

APGA- 13,167 -WINNER

APC- 5,807

PDP- 4,073

UPP- 280

Registered Voters - 12,109

Accredited Voters - 27,383

Total Valid Votes - 25,524

Rejected Votes - 1,713

Total Votes Cast - 27,237

#AnambraDecides2017 @inecnigeria declares 9th Official Result

9. Onitsha North LGA.


APC- 3,808

PDP- 4,143

UPP- 435

Registered Voters - 127,865

Accredited Voters - 20,806

Total Valid Votes - 19,054

Rejected Votes - 1,413

Total Votes Cast - 20,467

#AnambraDecides2017 @inecnigeria declares 11th Official Result

11. Idemili South LGA.


APC - 4,063

PDP - 2,629

UPP - 600

Registered Voters - 94,197

Accredited Voters - 14,205

Total Valid Votes - 13,438

Rejected Votes - 734

Total Votes Cast - 14,172.

#AnambraDecides2017 @inecnigeria declares 13th Official Result

12. Oyi LGA

APGA- 11,840 -WINNER

APC- 5085

PDP-  1,296

UPP- 111

Registered Voters - 89,157

Accredited Voters - 19,931

Total Valid Votes - 18,674

Rejected Votes - 1, 069

Total Votes Cast - 19,743

#AnambraDecides2017 @inecnigeria declares 13th Official Result

13. Orumba North LGA.


APC- 3,551

PDP - 3,865

UPP - 190

Registered Voters - 79,022

Accredited Voters - 18, 339

Total Valid Votes - 16,906

Rejected Votes - 1,158

Total Votes Cast - 18,064.

#AnambraDecides2017 @inecnigeria declares 14th Official Result

14. Awka North LGA

APGA - 7,162 -WINNER

APC - 3,727

PDP- 3,347

UPP - 92

Registered Voters - 54, 390

Accredited Voters - 16,119

Total Valid Votes - 14,685

Rejected Votes - 1,126

Total Votes Cast - 15,811.

#AnambraDecides2017 @inecnigeria declares 15th Official Result

15. Onitsha South LGA

APGA - 7,052 -WINNER

APC - 2,012

PDP - 3,423

UPP - 471

Registered Voters - 145,876

Accredited Voters - 14,634

Total Valid Votes - 13,419

Rejected Votes - 668

Total Votes Cast - 14,087.

18. Anambra East LGA.

APGA - 20,510 -WINNER

APC - 5,248

PDP - 1,132

UPP - 53

Registered Voters - 72,886

Accredited Voters - 29,299

Total Valid Votes - 27,261

Rejected Votes - 1,269

Total Votes Cast - 28,530

#Anambradecides2017 @inecnigeria declares 19th Official Result

19. Nnewi North LGA.

APGA - 10,845 - WINNER

APC- 3,616

PDP - 4,157

UPP - 462

Registered Voters -115, 662

Accredited Voters - 21,880

Total Valid Votes - 19,575

Rejected Votes - 1,359

Total Votes Cast - 20,934.

#Anambradecides2017 @inecnigeria declares 20th Official Result

20. Anambra West


APC - 4,261

PDP - 1,578

UPP - 207

Registered Voters - 51,012

Accredited Voters - 15,628

Total Valid Votes - 14, 515

Rejected Votes - 1,005

Total Votes Cast - 15,520.

#Anambradecides2017 @inecnigeria declares 21st Official Result

21. Idemili North

APGA - 12,180 -WINNER

APC - 4632

PDP - 27767

UPP - 2,847

Registered Voters - 178,538

Accredited Voters -25,254

Total Valid Votes - 22,880

Rejected Votes - 1,661

Total Votes Cast - 24,541.

AFRIPOL is Projecting incumbent Gov. Obiano as the Winner Of Anambra Gubernatorial election based on the exit polls and early released election results. It is not official yet because National Electoral Commission (INEC) has not officially announce the result of the Saturday November 18 2017 election.   Governor performed very well both at rural and urban areas of Anambra State.   Obiano of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has  met requirements needed to win Anambra governorship election and has  won more than 13 out of 21 local governmen in the state



Unofficial Results:

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Oyi LG Final Result:

APC = 5,085

APGA = 11,840

PDP= 1,296


Idemili South LG Final Result:

APC = 4,063

APGA = 5,742

PDP= 2,629


Ayamelum LGA final result

APGA 14,593

APC 5,412

PDP 2,323


Anambra East LGA final result

APGA 20,500

APC 5,248

PDP 1, 13


Njikoka LGA final result

APGA 16,944

APC 5,756

PDP 3,477


Awka south LGA final result

APGA 20,140

APC 6,122

PDP 5,490


Aguata LGA final result

APGA 13,167

APC 5, 807

PDP 4,073


Orumba South LGA final result

APGA 8,125

APC 3,838

PDP 2,412


Anaocha LGA final result

APGA 11, 237

PDP 6, 554

APC 5,297


Ogbaru LGA final result

APGA 6,615

PDP 4,430

APC 3,412


Orumba North LGA

APGA 8152

PDP 3522

APC 3501


#AnambraDecides2017: Nnewi North, Nnewi Ichi Ward 2

Pu 003

Rejected vote 2


APC 16

PDP 21


#AnambraDecides2017: Unit 23 Abatete Ward 02 Idemili North


PDP. 11

APC. 20

#AnambraDecides2017: Nnewi north

Nnewi Ichi ward 2

PU 003

Rejected vote 2


APC 16

PDP 21

Upp 1

PU 005

APC 14


APp 1


PDP 14


UPp 3

Rejected 14

Nnewi ichi ward 2

PU 012

APC 27


PDP 51


Rejected 12

Saturday, 18 November 2017 17:22

POEM - A Job interview

POEM - A Job interview

By Emeka Chiakwelu

It was chilly morning - a baked oasis of pending hope
journey to success never doubted the studious mind
time to step in as bold and courageous
Not when the boiling cup of coffee has been subdued
Nobody is going to wait for the starbucks line to rescind

As I came to the door it was spotty of doubts
do I say good morning first or do I wait to say something first
a minor case for morning but has a way of making fools to be clueless
depart from your sage mentality for wisdom belongs to the superiors
Yes I meant the superior for descending thoughts bears success
befuddle by this cogitating swims of buoyant thoughts

Good morning sir,  oh!  madam ...It is a beautiful day indeed
the public relation exuberance, effervescence without doubt
Yes! Yes.. what is the name again and what can i do for you?
Am I in a wrong place i nearly blurted under a nervous breath?
I held my peace and run the power of listening and control
It was not the physical chemistry rehearsal that bothered me
It was the thoughtful thinking of the miscalculated calculus

She continued with her meandering and crispy voice
"working for us is fun but i must warn you it is difficult"
Was it to intimidate me with such a condescending prouncement
job was not made to be fun but to solve problems with bulging energetic strands 
I took it cold headed or level headed...! just care a lot more
not to be humiliated ....eyes were  protruded and neck was upright

I was born strong...I survived the aftermath of Biafra civil war
And you think working under an aircondition is difficult
You must be out of your dawned was a thought that i can never voiced out
That’s what they called redecorated image and making impression
Do not say things that will put you in trouble
Your accent is vibrant and uppity... what an observation from a superficial person

Oddity of questions, absconding the rules of the game
why is accent necessary here,,,, will i be answering phones for occupation?
But to solve problems in the ecosystem of the field chemistry
Yes she is being friendly but unnecessary friendliness can be unfriendly
it goes with the job be friendly but never friends
I am not new in this business’ of amity and politeness

Sinuous air streaming from standing metal of the air conditioner is getting chilly
therefore lets hurry up and wrap this up before normality sets in
it was fun and good...we will call
Anticipate or expect our call any way...thanks- oo daalu
Have a nice day and she ran to the perpendicular rest room.


Published in Emeka Chiakwelu

lmost every high schooler is familiar with at least one of Chinua Achebe's acclaimed novels. The Nigerian author penned numerous curriculum essentials, including Things Fall Apart, Arrow of God, and A Man of the People. Today, Google is honoring Achebe's lasting legacy with a Doodle in his image, celebrating him what would have been his 87th birthday.

In Achebe's obituary in March 2013, The New York Times described the author as the person who "helped to revive African literature and rewrite the story of a continent that had long been told by Western voices." He was born in an Ibo village in southeastern Nigeria. Achebe's first novel, Things Fall Apart, catapulted him to fame during his late 20s. The book, the first in a trilogy, recounts an Ibo leader's struggles to maintain his people's culture during British colonial rule in the 1800s.

The book's themes, in particular its sharp look at the impact of colonialism, remained prominent throughout Achebe's work. In an interview with The Paris Review in 1994, Achebe explained how reading other nations' depictions of his own, ones that described them as "savages", inspired him to take action and become a voice for his people:

"That was the way I was introduced to the danger of not having your own stories. There is that great proverb — that until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter. That did not come to me until much later. Once I realized that, I had to be a writer. I had to be that historian."

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Today's colorful Doodle, in which the Google letters are spelled out using an image of Achebe and illustrations of his work, honors his role as a historian. Head here to take a look at some of the other drafts of the Doodle. Then, celebrate Achebe's legacy yourself by reading or re-reading one of his novels.


credit: Refinery 29

Ebonyi State traditional council of rulers have conferred Igbo titles on President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to Ebonyi State. President Buhari was named:  ‘Enyioma 1 of Ebonyi and Ochioha Ndi Igbo 1’ .

"Igbo is Nigeria and Nigeria is Igbo. Both are Inseparable."
-  President Buhari






The Nigerian American music icon, Jidenna  releases his newest EP 'Boomerang' .   The new hip-pop, reggae and afro-beat vibe  features  Nigeria's Tiwa Savage and  Burna Boy .


Other guest appearances  in the six-track project includes  Quavo, Savage, Maleek Berry, Sarkodie,  Wale and Dot Cromwell. The EP will also include a remix to the rapper's hit song, "Little Bit More," which will also features Burna Boy.


Image result for jidenna Tiwa SavageJidenna and Tiwa Savage

Recently, Jidenna was in Nigeria for Heinken Beer promotion and he performed in Lagos stage with Tiwa Savage.  With the inclusion of Tiwa Savage and  Burma Boy in his latest EP, it shows that Nigerian hip-pop vibe is finding greater acceptance in America and beyond the shores of West Africa.

Speaking once about  Burna Boy, Jidenna said : "One guy I think is underrated is Burna Boy. I’d just like to see him crossover into the US and into the world.  I just think his character is funny. He’s a funny man. I really like his style and his sound is different. He has a flavour that I like.”

For the music that influenced his  vibe,  Jidenna equipped, “I grew up listening to people like Celestine Ukwu, Cardinal Rex Lawson, and Sunny Ade. These were the people that influenced me the most when I was a child.”

Jidenna's Boomerang EP Tracklist
1. "Decibels"
2. "Boomerang"
3. "Spy Candy" Feat. Tiwa Savage
4. "Bambi Too" Feat. Maleek Berry, Quavo and Sarkodie
5. "Little Bit More (Remix)" Feat. Burna Boy
6. "Out of Body" Feat. Wale and Dot Cromwell

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari presented on Tuesday a 2018 budget of 8.612 trillion naira ($28.16 billion) to lawmakers.  The budget announcement is biggest ever, which is to aid the recovering and battered recession economy.

"The budget forecast a deficit of 2.005 trillion naira ($6.56 billion), down from last year's 2.36 trillion naira, in a country that just clambered out of its first recession for 25 years in the second quarter of 2017, but still grew slowly. Each of President Muhammadu Buhari's budgets has set a record high level of spending, but economists say implementation, particularly on capital expenditure that is meant to drive infrastructure development, has been lacking," as reuters intelligently appended.

The 2018 budget was based on the price of oil at $45 and exchange rate at N305 per dollar.  These two anticpations on exchange rate and oil price are not realistic. Nigeria is probably energized by slow creeping oil price and hinges on the hope that no matter how bad it becomes that oil price will not nosedive to less than  $40.  This is hoping against hope and it is detrimental to economic policy formulation and implementation.

This is where the problem comes in and high bloated hope is crashed when disappointment rains down. Nigeria has a problem of budgets  implementation  because her forecast on oil price always turns to nightmare. And when it comes to naira exchange rate to a dollar, she is also off the mark. 
Nigeria exerted little or no leverage on the stability of naira and its exchange rate. She has in the past handed over her monetary policy to IMF. Therefore how can you predict with power and alacrity that those indices you are propounding are sustainable. Nigeria does not decide her exchange without the influence of IMF and state of the dominant US dollar must be reconciled.

Image result for oil price 2018 forecast

It is high time we stop kidding our self, the outside world decide the fate of our currency due to Nigeria's inability to take control of her economic and financial future. 

The price of oil will not be hovering in forties by the 2018.  It is good to feel good with the price of oil at $62 due to the crackdown in Saudi Arabia. 
"Early trading Sunday evening was strong, while the Brent price on Monday rose above $62 as WTI edged above $55. That marks a two-year high, with prices returning to levels not seen since July 2015, marking a 40% increase from the lows experienced last June. Another factor influencing events is the anticipated sale of Saudi Aramco, the state oil company and quite possibly the world’s most valuable company. MBS has championed the move to put part of Aramco up for sale, using the proceeds to fund a massive economic development project known as Vision 2030. He has argued that with “lower for longer” prices in the global oil market and an uncertain future, the Saudi economy must be diversified away from reliance on oil and natural gas production." But when it is resolved oil price will stop its surging mechanism.

The future of oil price is the normal low.  For the long term forecasting: "Many now talk about crude oil heading to $10 a barrel. Such ideas stem from projections of technological changes favoring other sources of energy for economic or environmental reasons, in particular the evolution of Electric Vehicles (EV). It's no secret that the biggest source of demand for crude oil is its use as a transportation fuel. EVs will impact the demand for crude oil in the coming years. The below discussion provides an approach to estimating the price of crude oil in the long term," as Vineet Dhandhania predicted.

Therefore Nigeria's budget for 2018 looks exciting and appetizing but it is not realistic. Nigerian policy makers and experts should review the budget and come up with numbers that are realistic and therefore makes the budget implementable.

Image result for emeka chiakweluEmeka Chiakwelu is the Principal Policy Strategist at AFRIPOL. His works have appeared in Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Forbes and many other important journals around the world. His writings have also been cited in many economic books, publications and many institutions of higher learning, including Oxford University and  Harvard Education., This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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