Friday, May 29
Sepp Blatter has succeeded in extending his 17-year reign as FIFA President as he again secured a fresh mandate to run the world football governing body for another four years following his victory at Friday’s polls in Zurich.
Blatter was unable to secure the traditional two-thirds in the first round of voting but still saw off the stiff challenge from his opponent Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein defeating him 133-73 votes. Though a second round of voting was required, Prince Ali pulled off from the race and wished Blatter good
Article written by media entrepreneur and Future Awards co-founder, Chude Jideonwo:
This morning, my team member, Oluwatobi Soyombo and I sat in the office, and discharged our final responsibility to the Buhari Campaign Organisation – we changed the bio of the Muhammadu Buhari account across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and everywhere else to ‘President of Nigeria’.
I asked Tobi for the privilege to do this myself, with my own hands. Then, as he looked at me, shocked, the tears began to follow. After sending out the tweet for the new president of Nigeria (personal tweets from him are signed –MB), I took to my own private account and shared: ‘@MBuhari better not disappoint us. This is too important. This is too important’.
My team and I were offered the job to handle the communication for the Buhari
SaharaReporters citizen journalists were on the scene as former President Goodluck Jonathan arrived in Yenagoa, the capital city of his home State of Bayelsa. And according to them, Former President Jonathan told the crowd that he was short of words to express his feelings. Adding that he thought he would be booed and cursed at by the people for some decisions he made, and the lack of development in Bayelsa State.
He told crowd that:
“because you are exposed to the high office, and the thought that you may not have satisfied the people, sometimes you think they will curse you or boo you. But instead, the people have decided to celebrate me."The former president acknowledged the role played by some political leaders in the State for his emergence as a politician. He said he had wondered that if he had stayed in Bayelsa, he would have
The Borno Police Command today said six persons were killed by a sucide bomber, who attacked a venue of a wedding ceremony in Tashan Alade in the Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State.
According to the state Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Opadokun, who addressed journalists , it was revealed that 30 other people were also injured during the attack.
“I confirm the report on an alleged suicide bombing in Tashan Alade in Hawul LGA. The incident was reported to be at a wedding, fatiha. Presently, six persons, all males,
The new governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello, was sworn in on Friday. He took the oath of office at Sani Kontagora Memorial Stadium, Minna. The state’s Chief Judge, Justice Fati Abubakar, who incidentally is the mother in-law to the new governor administer the oath of office on him and his deputy. See another photo after the cut.
90 year old Hajia Fadimatu Mai Talle Tara donated her savings of 1 million Naira to President Muhammdau Buhari’s campaign. At his inauguration, Hajia Fadimatu was seated in the VIP Box. She is pictured above with Media Entrepreneur/Future Awards co-founder, Adebola Williams.
Niyola was pissed off after she posted a photo of herself with friends and this guy pictured above said her photo was ugly. Bae didn't take it lightly at all. See what Micano wrote after the cut.
Bayelsa State lit up when former President Goodluck Jonathan and wife landed from Portharcourt. Different groups both youth & women groups positioned themselves along the road to welcome their beloved son GEJ. See that after the cut.
President Buhari after his swearing in today hosted the Heads of State that visited Nigeria to witness the occasion. However, when time came for prayers, he had to leave for the mosque. His VP, Professor Osinbajo continued as host of the lunch. See more mouthwatering pics after the cut.
Great reception for Dr & Dame Goodluck Jonathan on their arrival at Port Harcourt International Airport. #HappyEnding . See more pics after the cut.
Former president Jonathan and wife have left Abuja for their home in Otuoke, Bayelsa state. This man came, he saw and he conquered!
How many pretty ladies can you count in this photo? Mrs Aisha is pictured above with her daughters and step daughters.
After endless surgical procedures, momager Kris Jenner is terrified she’s losing her nose and starting to look like Michael Jackson, according to a bombshell report on The National ENQUIRER.
Jenner has gone under the knife multiple times over the years, resulting in a dramatically changed nose that is easily noticed by the naked eye. Now, after many surgical procedures, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is terrified she’s losing her nose! A close pal of the 59-year-old momager told The National ENQUIRER:
“She hates how it looks! Her nose has completely lost its shape, and it’s collapsing from
It's Democracy day and former governor of Rivers State Rotimi Amaechi chose to be at the Eagle Square to witness the presidential swearing in rather than be at his state to handover. He is pictured with Warri billionaire Ayiri Emami after the cut.
Award winning Nigerian actress Mercy & her kids are on the latest cover of Motherhood in Style
magazine. Mercy looks amazing for a mum of two big kids.
That there will be no settling of old scores as the past is gone. He belongs to nobody but belongs to everybody as he's here to serve all Nigerians. Traditional and Social Media should exercise its powers responsibly.
Then on Boko Haram, President Buhari said Boko Haram is as far away from Islam as one can think
Yesterday, it was Mrs Aisha Buhari that didn't show up the inauguration dinner. Today, Mama Peace is missing from the swearing-in.
Before meets After. Muhammadu Buhari was the Head of state in Nigeria, 1983. Today he is the elected president. He is pictured above inspecting the parade.
Prof Osinbajo has taken the oath of allegiance as Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with his pretty wife by his side.
Buhari's new Military Aide de camp. ML Abubakar looking dapper in his ceremonial outfit.
Photo credit - A.S Aruwa
In a few hours, President Jonathan will begin his journey back to his native Otuoke. On Thursday, labourers were putting finishing touches to five buildings at Mr. Jonathan’s residence.
Two roadblocks, mounted by the operatives of Battalion 5 of the Joint Task Force Operation Pulo Shield, were situated on either side of the spacious compound. Movements were restricted around the
Peter Okoye and his brother Paul are already at the airport after the inauguration performance. They are headed back to Lagos for another performance and will leave Morocco tomorrow for another show. The hustle is real!.
President-elect Buhari's son and daughters seated by his side at the Presidential inauguration going on right now at the Eagle's Square, Abuja.
The President - elect, Muhammadu Buhari is here, just about to enter the parade ground. Did GMB just go past David Mark like there was nobody? Who else saw that on TV?
Meanwhile, after the cut are photos of the big event's programme and one of the souvenirs.
North West and cousin Penelope Disick. lol. These girls are just too adorable! See her hilarious #PaparazziGotMeLike pic after the cut.
John Kerry, Jacob Zuma, Eduardo Dos Santos of Angola have arrived the Presidential Inauguration venue in Abuja.
L-R incoming Abia State governor, Governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu Ph.D , Outgoing Governor Chief Dr T.A Orji , Prince Sunny Aku , Dabota Lawson-Aku , incoming Deputy Hon. Ude Okochuchukwu. Check them out after the cut with Fashola.
Famous twin brothers Psquare Peter and Paul Okoye are among the celebrities billed to perform at the Inauguration in Abuja today. Pics continue after the cut.
According to SaharaReporters:
Nigerian minister, Segun Aganga, PDP chieftain, Tony Anenih and the Governor of Benue state, Gabriel Suswam today departed Nigeria on a British Airways flight out of the Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport apparently to avoid getting caught. The three were last seen boarding the BA flight scheduled for an 8:00am departure to London.
SaharaReporters learnt that more party officials and President Goodluck Jonathan’s aides, ministers and several appointees have either fled or planning to flee the country afraid that incoming President Muhammad Buhari will probe the administration of Mr.