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Kanye West  and Kim Kardashian is in Uganda!



Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, met with the President of Uganda, Yoweri K Museveni, during their trip to the country in East Africa.   Museveni detailed the meeting with the power couple in a tweet on Monday, revealing that the 41-year-old rapper gifted him white sneakers amid talks of improving tourism. The president also shared photos from the meeting where he’s greeting the couple, posing with the sneakers and having discussions in an ornately decorated room.


President of Uganda said, “I welcome American entertainment stars Kanye West and @KimKardashian to Uganda,” Museveni wrote on Twitter. “I held fruitful discussions with the duo on how to promote Uganda's tourism and the arts. I thank Kanye for the gift of white sneakers. Enjoy your time in Uganda. It is the true Pearl of Africa.”

Atiku defeated other  13 other candidates including Senate President, Bukola Saraki and tSokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal to emerge as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate.

The winner Atiku thank the delegates for choosing him, “thank you for choosing me. This is a victory for all of us. The task to get Nigeria working again starts now.”

The former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar  will be challenging President Buhari for the office of Nigeria's presidency in  Feburary 2019.


The complete PDP primary result:


Atiku Abubakar 1500+ votes


Jonah Jang scored 19 votes


Datti Baba 5 votes


Ahmed 5 Votes


David Mark is 35 votes


Tanumu Turaki 65 votes


Sule Lamido 96 votes


Attahiru Bafarawa 48 votes


Ibrahim Dankwambo 111 votes


Ahmed Makarfi 74 votes


Rabiu Kwankwanso 158 votes



Bukola Saraki 317 votes


Aminu Tambuwal 693 votes


Voided votes- 68

 

Dr. Mukwege, Nadia Murad Win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize For Efforts To End Sexual Violence


The Congolese doctor and Yazidi activist won for their work to eliminate the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. The Nobel Peace Prize on Friday was awarded to a Congolese doctor and a Yazidi former captive of the Islamic State group for their work to highlight and eliminate the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.



Nobel Peace Prize winners Nadia Murad, left, and Denis Mukwege. 



Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad “have made a crucial contribution to focusing attention on, and combating, such war crimes,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee said in its announcement. “Denis Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending these victims. Nadia Murad is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and other.” The 2018 prize is worth 9 million Swedish kronor ($1.01 million). Last year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner was the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.


Mukengere Mukwege  is a Congolese gynecologist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. He founded and works in Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, where he specializes in the treatment of women who have been gang-raped by rebel forces.[  He has treated thousands of women who were victims of gang wartime rape since the Second Congo War, some of them more than once, performing up to ten surgeries a day during his 18-hour working days. According to the The Globe and Mail, Mukwege is "likely the world's leading expert on repairing injuries of rape."  In 2018, he and Nadia Murad were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for "their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict."[

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Mukwege was the third of nine children born to a Pentecostal minister and his wife. He studied medicine because he wanted to heal the sick people for whom his father prayed, after seeing the complications of childbirth experienced by women in the Congo who had no access to specialist healthcare.[5] Upon graduating from medical school in Burundi, Mukwege started working as a paediatrician in a rural Lemera Hospital near Bukavu, but seeing women patients who due to the absence of proper care often suffered pain and genital lesions after giving birth, he decided to travel to France to study gynaecology and obstetrics at the University of Angers.

 

credits AP, Wikipedia

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Nigeria's Senate President and the strong man of the senate, Bukola Saraki has officially declared his candidacy  for the office of the president of Nigeria under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He made the declaration on his Facebook page at the Abuja Sheraton .  Saraki said, “Accordingly, I hereby announce my intention to run for the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the coming General Elections in 2019 on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party.”


He continued: “Up and down our country today, Nigerians are crying out for succour. Many of our children are hungry. Many people are dying of avoidable or otherwise treatable diseases. Many have fallen below basic living standards, and are now among the 87 million that sealed Nigeria’s position as the country with the highest number of people in extreme poverty. Our young people lack opportunities.  The necessary education facilities and system to equip them for the future simply do not exist. We are not creating the jobs needed to usefully engage them in order to grow our economy. And too often, the youth feel shut out, prevented from having any say in the direction of this nation. The harsh conditions of extreme poverty faced by the people, fuels the state of insecurity all over the country. Hunger, lack of education and lack of opportunities push many Nigerians into criminal activities including terrorism."


“Many of our communities are paralysed with fear – due to incessant communal crises, kidnappings and other social ills, as well as the threat of terrorism. We are failing abysmally to tackle the problems of today and to prepare for the future.


“Our economy is broken and is in need of urgent revival in order for Nigeria to grow. GDP growth rate has declined. Diversification remains an illusion. Unemployment is at an all-time high. Businesses are shutting down.
“Jobs are being lost in record numbers, and the capital needed to jumpstart our economy is going elsewhere.  “Nigeria is perhaps more divided now than ever before. We are increasingly divided along regional, religious and ethnic lines. Nigerians are also divided by class, a festering gulf between the ‘Haves’ and the ‘Have-Nots’. “The fault lines of this nation are widening to an alarming degree. We must do something fast, and we must be brave about it. “We must ensure the security of lives in Nigeria. As things stand now, no one is safe in this country. No one feels truly safe. We must restore the sanctity of the rule of law and strengthen democratic institutions in order to build a just, fair and equitable society for all.


“We must rebuild the trust of our people in government. We need a new generation of leaders that are competent, with the capability to rise to the challenges of the 21st century. We must pull this country back together and rebuild, block by block, with dedication and commitment. “You will agree with me that this is an urgent task that requires the concerted efforts of each and every one of us. If we look around today, what do we see? What is the condition of our citizens? Where are we as a nation? How are we perceived locally and internationally? Why are we not making the expected progress? Why are we not growing? There is no time to waste. The time is now, to come together to stimulate growth in Nigeria, especially in the national economy.

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“The choice we face in the forthcoming election is either to keep things as they are, or make a radical departure from the old ways. To find a better way of doing things or keep repeating the mistakes of the past. To fix the problems or keep compounding them. “It is with all these in mind, and taking account of the challenges that I have outlined, that I have decided to answer the call of teeming youth who have asked me to run for President. “Accordingly, I hereby announce my intention to run for the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the coming General Elections in 2019 on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).


“I do so with the firm conviction that I have what it takes to secure inclusive growth for Nigeria and Nigerians. My Plan for Nigeria has inclusion in all aspects of the country’s affairs as a central pillar. Every citizen has the inalienable right to feel a sense of belonging, no matter their background or creed, or what part of the country they come from. No matter who you voted for or what your convictions are, government must work for you.


“Your generation does not deserve to live in the poverty capital of the world. It is no longer an issue of how we got here, but how do we get out of this situation?

“I promise you that I will lead the fight and employ every God-given resource available to us in turning things around. I am determined to grow Nigeria out of poverty. We will stimulate the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as one of the ways of energising the economy and to create wealth for our people, especially the youth. “I want to see the youth play major roles at all levels, not only in government but also in the private sector and indeed in every area of Nigerian life. This will be a government driven by youthful energy, innovation and a pioneering entrepreneurial spirit.


“Nigerian youth will be given all the opportunities to realise their potential to the full within a national framework that guarantees inclusiveness. For youth who have ideas and capacity, we will make sure that there is funding for their ventures; and we shall build on the Made in Nigeria legislation as part of our job creation drive.  “My plan is to secure Nigeria by redesigning our national security architecture, while adequately equipping our security agencies to fulfil their primary role of protecting lives and property.


“I will address our infrastructural deficit through aggressive financing initiatives including mutually beneficial PPP arrangements, regular floating of bonds and other financial instruments, which will ensure stable, adequate and reliable funding to see to the completion of core projects especially road, rail and power.
“My plan is to protect all Nigerians and defend their constitutional rights and freedoms. I will stand for and uphold at all times the principle of the rule of law, which is the bedrock of democratic governance.



“Ours will not be a selective fight against corruption. The emphasis will be on strengthening institutions, with a particular focus on deterrence. We cannot afford to compromise our institutions with proxy wars against perceived political opponents. We see the fight against corruption as crucial to Nigeria’s economic development.


“I offer leadership driven by empathy. Where leaders are responsive to the citizens. Where they know that government cares. We will not be indifferent or turn a blind eye to the real concerns of our people. Every single Nigerian life matters.


“For me, the leadership we deserve is one that will be a source of pride to all Nigerians, one that will be respected and admired in Africa and around the world. It should be a leadership that can hold its own and stand tall anywhere in the world. That is the type of leadership I offer.
“As a former two-term Governor and currently President of the Senate by the grace of God, I believe I possess a unique blend of executive and legislative experience to push for and implement reforms that will deliver real improvements in the daily lives of our people. I know what it takes to create jobs and grow the economy. I can make the tough decisions when it matters. I will spearhead a new agenda that can transform the lives of ordinary Nigerians in real terms.


“Believe me when I say that it will not be business as usual. This will be a dynamic government of action that will pursue the growth of Nigeria with doggedness, determination and conviction. I will lead a result-driven administration. We shall set targets with clear timelines to ensure that anticipated deliverables are met. You can benchmark us and hold us accountable. In short, I assure you that I will deliver on all promises. What I envision is a new chapter in governance in this country. We will be driven by what is best for Nigerians.


“I have deliberately chosen the opportunity of being here with you, my Number One constituency who I see as the future of our great country, to make my intention known. I believe the Nigerian youth are critical to rebuilding and growing the economy, and restoring our national pride.


“I therefore ask you and all well-meaning Nigerians to join hands with me in this noble cause.
He concluded :  “My brothers, My sisters, Let’s Grow Nigeria Together.”


"President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday August 27 met US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington DC and held talks on security and trade. Kenyan First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and her US counterpart, Melania Trump joined the two leaders in the historic talks."

 

Regina Pacies Secondary School Onitsha, Anambra State  representing  Nigeria  and Africa  in USA at the World Technology  innovation challenge  took the  first place  and won the top technological competition honour.


The girls team from Regina Pacies Secondary School Onitsha were represented  by below named students :
They were led by Uchenna Onwuamaegbu Ugwu and the Onitsha team upstaged  representatives of  USA, Spain, Turkey, Uzbekistan and China to clinch the gold medal.

1 Promise Nnalue
2 Jessica Osita
3 Nwabuaku Ossai
4 Adaeze Onuigbo
5 Vivian Okoye 


World tech innovation challenge competition was a global technological competition for seconday schools around the world at Silicon Valley, San Francisco USA. The girls team, Save-A-Soul, from Onitsha, Anambra State developed a mobile application called ‘FD Detector’ to tackle the problem of fake pharmaceutical products in the country.



Teams of girls worldwide learn the necessary skills to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders while creating apps addressing social issues in their communities. Junior division winners, Team  Save-A-Soul, hopes to help consumers identify and avoid the intake of fake drugs in Nigeria using its app, FD-Detector (Fake Drug Detector). According to Team Save-A-Soul, Nigeria has one of the largest markets for fake drugs. The girls plan to partner with the agency responsible for drug regulation in Nigeria, the National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control.

"Leveraging technology to save lives is our utmost priority, that is why we have decided to maximize this opportunity to solve the incessant rate of death caused by fake drugs," said Team Save-A-Soul.


Nigeria’s acting president Yemi Osinbajo applauded them.
“These young ladies in Junior Secondary School developed a mobile application called ‘FD Detector’ to tackle the problems of fake pharmaceutical products in Nigeria. Yesterday, they won the 2018 Technovation World Pitch in California. Congratulations! We are very proud of you,” Osinbajo tweeted.



The teenage girls from Anambra State will be pitching their app to investors in the Silicon Valley.
The team argue that Nigeria has the largest market for fake drugs, and they plan to partner with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), using the app, to tackle this challenge.



Credits: Mazi  Enuma, PRNewswire, Timileyin Omilana Guardian Nigeria.


Prof. Yemi Osinbajo ,  Nigeria’s acting president has sacked the  intelligence boss of the Department State Security (DSS), Lawal Musa Daura for the blockage of the country's National Assembly in Abuja, Nigeria.


Osinbajo  the country's vice president made the decision  to fire the  intelligence  chief  due to the  Tuesday morning blockade of the country’s legislature – the National Assembly, NASS.

Osinbajo acted on the capacity as the acting president as Nigerian President Buhari is on vacation in Britain.


The tweet by the Osinbajo’s personal assistant confirmed the discharge of  Lawal Musa Daura and the directive to the former boss of DSS to hand over to the most senior officer of the State Security Service till further notice.

Acting President @ProfOsinbajo has directed the termination, with immediate effect, of the appointment of the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Lawal Musa Daura.


"The presidency in a statement said the obstruction of lawmakers was without its consent. The DSS is a security arm that is directly under the presidency. It is responsible for primary domestic intelligence and protection to top government officials.



Armed and masked personnel from the DSS temporarily block the entrance of NASS at a point blocking lawmakers from accessing the premises. After the lawmakers were allowed in, other officials and the media remained barred from the premises.



President Buhari handed over presidential duties to Osinbajo as he left Abuja to London for a 10-day vacation. "


Credit:  africanews

The examination body, West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released its 2018 May/June WASSCE results.   The rankings of all the 36 States,  including  the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja in Nigeria has been released and published by WAEC.



Abia State came first , followed by Anambra State in seciond place and Edo State in the third position.


Below is the latest WAEC ranking of the 36 states and the FCT:

Abia – 1st


Anambra – 2nd


Edo – 3rd


Rivers – 4th


Imo – 5th


Lagos – 6th


Bayelsa – 7th


Delta – 8th


Enugu – 9th


Ebonyi – 10th


Ekiti – 11th
Kaduna – 12th
Ondo – 13th
Abuja – 14th
Kogi – 15th
Benue – 16th
Akwa Ibom – 17th
Kwara – 18th
Ogun – 19th
Cross River – 20th
Taraba – 21st
Plateau – 22nd
Nassarawa -23rd
Kano – 24th
Borno – 25th
Oyo – 26th
Niger – 27th
Adamawa -28th
Osun -29th
Sokoto – 30th
Bauchi – 31st
Kebbi – 32nd
Katsina – 33rd
Gombe – 34th
Jigawa 35th
Zamfara – 36th
Yobe – 37th

"African Citizens Must Stop Voting for Old Aged Men Above 70yrs Into Leadership" - Kofi Annan


Kofi Annan, the former United Nations secretary general has blamed poor state of goverance in Africa due old aged men in power.  The former UN Boss made the observation in Namibia  at the just concluded  world changers  summit .

His words:  “Africa has great values to depend upon, Africa could be independent, but we have too many old men at the presidency, some are above 70yrs, and what do you expect them to do?”.

This shocking view was made to inspire Africans to choose a more younger and better men and women into power rather than old men. Ghana is a typical example where the peace maker hails from. check the list below to see the number of African leaders Kofi Annan is talking about.


Annan further stressed that: ‘African politicians must learn to retire at a minimum age of 70yrs, but rather we have packed old men in our leadership, how could we move forward. Some are even above 80yrs and still ruling’


Kofi Annan was encouraging youthful goverance and leadership in Africa. But he is not the only one singing the forbidden song .  ​Renowned philanthropist, ​Mohammed “Mo” Ibrahim has also in the past challenged the young people to rise to the challenge of governing the continent and relinquish  old aged leadership.



Mo” Ibrahim  said, “You see people at 90 years and about to start new terms, you guys are crazy or what (he said referring to youths in attendance). “We see people in wheelchairs unable to raise hands standing for election. This is a joke; you are free to laugh…the whole world already laughing at us."

"The US, the most important country in the world, like it or not…Obama who is half African anyway was 46, 47 years. If ​Obama was in Kenya, ​what would he be doing, ​he would ​be driving bus​ maybe.​ “And he was not youngest president. (Bill) Clinton and (JF) Kennedy were even younger. ​Why these big countries lead… men in their 40s entrust their nuclear weapon, economies, all resources. And we only pick up men at 90s to lead us; to lead us where? To the grave?"


Credits: howafrica, daily post

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