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2019: Buhari Meets APC Governors In Daura Today

President Muhammadu Buhari will today meet with governors of the All Progressives Congress in his country home of Daura, Katsina State.

Sources hinted yesterday that the president might tell the governors whether or not he would contest the 2019 presidential elections.

President Buhari yesterday evening arrived Daura on a private visit after a working visit to Kaduna State.

His visit to Daura is believed to be connected to last week’s death of two members of his family.

Some governors of the APC, ministers and various groups had expressed support to the president should he decide to seek re-election in 2019.

A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo and former military president, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida had in separate statements, advised Buhari against seeking re-election.

The president had last week appointed a national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to reconcile aggrieved members of the party.

A source said the president and the governors were earlier scheduled to meet at the Presidential Villa in Abuja today, but that the meeting was rescheduled to take place in Daura since Buhari had gone there.

The source, who pleaded anonymity, said “very serious political developments,” would be discussed at the meeting.

He said it was very likely that the president would inform the governors of his intention to run for the 2019 presidential election or not.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed to our correspondent on telephone that Buhari would meet the governors in Daura today.

He, however, declined comment on the agenda of the meeting. Also, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said whatever meeting the president has with anyone in Daura would be a private one.

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6 Nigerians Whose Names Are In Guinness World Record

So far, at least 6 Nigerians have been able to add their names to the all famous Guinness Book of World Record with the latest addition being Olawunmi Treasures Bayode;

1. Olawunmi Treasures Bayode

The 40-year old father of three began reading at 1:30 PM on Monday, February 26, 2018, and has set a record of 150hours, a total of 5 days beating Nepali Deepak Sharma’s record of 113 hours 15 minutes in 2008. Bayode set the record at exactly 3:30 on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the YouRead/Herbert Macaulay library, Yaba.

Read also Nigerian Reads Aloud For Over 5 Days Straight, Bids For Guinness World Record

2. Kafayat Shafau

Kafayat Shafau is popularly known as Kaffy. She broke the world record in longest dance with a time of 52 hours and 3 minutes in 2006.
She did this with her team, Imagneto, at the Nokia Silverbird Danceathon. The renowned fitness and dance instructor, Kaffy has her own dance school. The 36-year-old has now been married for four years with two children.

3. Chidera Anemege

Popularly known as Chiddy of Chiddy Bang, rapped his way into the Guinness book of records in 2011. He is the current holder of the longest rap freestyle by an individual.
He set the record at the MTV O Music Awards in Las Vegas, the U.S.A. Chiddy freestyled for 9 hrs, 18 mins, and 22 secs. He even had to keep rapping while using the toilet twice, to set the record.

4. Obi Ajuonuma

Obi Ajuonuma is popularly known as DJ Obi, he broke the world record for the longest ever DJ set. He started on 22nd of June and continued until 11.30pm on 2nd July, 2016.
Thereby completing a 240-hour marathon on the decks at a Lagos cafe, smashing the previous record of 200 hours set in Dublin by a Polish DJ called Norbert Selmaj in November 2014.
He reportedly set the record in honor of his father, Levi Ajuonuma, who was a TV producer, before dying in the Dana airplane crash of 2012. His record is yet to be ratified.

5. Harrison Chinedu
A Nigerian footballer, Harrison Chinedu has walked his way into the Guinness book of records, for something strange. He broke the previous record for the ‘farthest distance walked with a ball on the head’.
He walked a total distance of 48.04 kilometers in 6 hours, 15 minutes on the 6th of March, 2016 to beat the record formerly held by Indian soldier Naib Singh who walked a total distance of 45.64km in his country in 2014.

6. Adetunwase Adenle

Adetunwase Adenle is reportedly the only Nigeria citizen who has four Guinness world records to his name. The classroom teacher and artist holds the record in different categories. He holds the record of the biggest painting that has been painted by the largest number of people and this painting is as big as a football field. It measures about 63.5m (208 ft 3.99 in) x 49.3 m (161 ft 8.94 in) and it was painted by 350 volunteers and this painting represents the map of Nigeria.

Other times Nigeria’s name got on the world record book was for the biggest football jersey in the world. And when 300,000 students from the 600 public secondary schools in Lagos brushed their teeth simultaneously at different locations to defeat India who had set the previous tooth brushing record and put Nigeria on the map.

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Dangote named in Forbes world’s top ten black billionaires [See full list]

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has been named by Forbes as one of the top ten black billionaires in the world.

Dangote, who was not the only Nigerian to make the list, was placed on 1st position.

See Forbes world’s top ten the black billionaires:

1. Aliko Dangote: $12,2 billion. Dangote is the undisputed richest person in Africa, he also happens to be the richest black person in the world. He founded the Dangote Group 35 years ago and still serves as its CEO and president. The vast majority of his wealth is derived from Dangote Cement. Dangote is an active philanthropist and focuses his charity work on education, agriculture and health.

2. Mohammed Al Amoudi: $8,4 million Al Amoudi moved from Ethiopia to Saudi Arabia when he was 19. He made his fortune through government contracts and real estate development. He has since diversified into oil, agriculture and mining with interests across the globe.

3. Mike Adenuga: $6,1 billion Adenuga made his fortune in telecoms and oil. He currently serves as the chairman of Globacom which has 36 million clients. Adenuga owns a majority stake in Nigerian oil company Conoil. He drove a taxi while he studied towards his MBA.

4. Isabel Dos Santos: $3,1 billion Dos Santos is the richest black woman on the planet and at 44 the youngest person on the list. She is the daughter of Angolan president Juan Eduardo Dos Santos. She made her fortune through investments, some of which have been linked to her father.

5. Oprah Winfrey: $3 billion Oprah is the only African-American woman on the list. She overcame a tough childhood (often living without electricity or running water) to become a media mogul. Oprah has never been shy when it comes to helping the less fortunate and founded the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa.

6. Robert Smith: N9b Smith worked at Goldman Sachs for many years, he left to start his own company in 2000. Since then Vista Equity Partners the private equity firm he founded has done well-enough to propel him into the billionaire’s list. Smith has also signed the Giving Pledge

7. Patrice Motsepe: N6.6b Reportedly the first African billionaire. Motsepe is the brother-in-law to the acting president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa. He is a founding member of mining company African Rainbow Minerals. In recent years Motsepe has pledged to give away half his fortune by signing the Giving Pledge by Bill Gates.

8. Folorunsho Alakija: N4.9b Alakija is the vice chairperson of Nigerian oil giant Famfa Oil. She made her initial fortune as the founder of an elite fashion brand in Nigeria before diversifying her interests into the lucrative Nigerian oil market.

9. Michael Jordan: N4.6b Jordan is a legend of basketball and is one of the most recognisable faces on the planet. He made most of his fortune through endorsement deals and has since his retirement bought a stake in the Charlotte Hornets, a basketball team.

10. Mohammed Ibrahim: N4.4b Ibrahim was born in Sudan and built his fortune hrough telecommunications. He officially entered the list when sold Celtel International in 2005. Since the sale, he has devoted his life to improving the lives of Africans.

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Finally Fayose Breaks Silence: Reacts To Aisha Buhari’s Trip To USA, Attacks Her Again

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has finally reacted to the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha to the United States. The governor had earlier alleged that Mrs. Buhari cannot visit the US because of her involvement in the William Jefferson’s bribery scandal. Fayose’s media aide, Lere Olayinka, in a statement via his twitter account said, Mrs. Buhari’s trip to the country did not exonerate her from the bribery scandal.

“Has traveling to the US invalidated the judgment that said Aisha Buhari transferred $170,000 to Jefferson’s account? “Has traveling to the US erased the fact that Aisha Buhari transferred $170,000 to Williams Jefferson? “Their only defence is: it was another Aisha Buhari that was involved. But I have the Aisha Buhari on tape where she denied. “If they are claiming that another Aisha Buhari was the one involved, shouldn’t they just unravel this mysterious Aisha Buhari?”

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List Of Nigerian Senate Presidents From 1960 till Date

Below is a List Of Nigerian Senate Presidents From 1960 till Date;

1. Nnamdi Azikiwe, 1960, (NCNC): Nnamdi Azikiwe was born on Nov. 16, 1904, of Ibo parents in Zungeru, Northern Nigeria, where his father worked as a clerk in the Nigerian Regiment. His parents gave him the name Benjamin, but he later changed it to Nnamdi. He attended school in Onitsha, Lagos, and Calabar.  Though not recognized by some as the first senate president, because he held more than one post at the time, but that doesn’t change the fact that he was.

2.Dennis Osadebay,1960-1963, (NCNC): He was born on June 29,1911 in Asaba, Delta State, to parents of mixed cultural background.He was a Nigerian politician, poet, journalist and former premier of the now defunct Mid-Western Region of Nigeria, He attended Asaba Government School at Asaba, the Sacred Heart School in Calabar and Hope Waddell Training Institute.He subsequently went to England to study Law during the 1940s. Officially recognized as the second senate president by Wikipedia and died on December 26,1994.

3. Nwafor Orizu, 1963–1966 (NCNC): he was a Nigerian of Igbo origin, Orizu was born in 1915 into the royal house of Nnewi, Anambra State in southeast Nigeria. He went to the United States in 1939, earning a degree in government at Ohio State University and earning an M.A. at Columbia University.Orizu was also Acting President of Nigeria from late 1965 until the military coup of January 1966. He died in 1999.

4. Joseph Wayas ,1979–1983, (NPN) : he was born in Basang, Obudu, Cross River State on 21 May 1941 and attended the Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha. A strong believer of Federalism, He later joined the People’s Democratic Party in 2001 at the urging of Cross River governor Donald Duke.

5.Iyorchia Ayu ,1992–1993, (SDP) : he was Born November 15, 1952 , in Gboko in Benue State. After becoming senate president, In November 1993, the senate impeached Ayu, who was a strong opponent of the Interim National Government established after the elected president Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola had been prevented from taking office.

6. Ameh Ebute, 1993, (SDP): Born May 16, 1946, Benue State, is a Nigerian lawyer and politician. He was the President of the Nigerian Senate during the end of the third republic.

7.Evan Enwerem,1999, (PDP): He was born in Ikeduru, Imo State, Nigeria, on October 29, 1935. Enwerem beat his chief rival, Senator Chuba Okadigbo, for the Senate presidency on June 3, 1999. However,Enwerem did not hold the post of President of the Nigerian Senate for very long. A Nigerian Senate committee began investigating Enwerem for allegations of corruption in 1999. Enwerem was removed from office on November 18, 1999, in an ouster spearheaded by allies of Chuba Okadigbo. However, though removed as President of the Senate, Enwerem remained a member of the Senate until 2003.

8.Chuba Okadigbo ,1999–2000, (PDP) : Okadigbo was born in December 17, 1941 in Ogbunike, Oyi, Anambra . Enwerem’s rival and successor as President of the Senate, was in turn removed from office on August 8, 2000. Following Okadigbo’s 2000 ouster, Enwerem briefly expressed interest in again assuming the presidency of the Senate He was .Okadigbo eventually died in Abuja due to breathing problem,on September 25, 2003.

9. Anyim Pius Anyim, 2000–2003 ,(PDP) : he was born on 19 February 1961 in Ishiagu community in the Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. In June 2002, an attempt led by Anyim to impeach President Olusegun Obasanjo collapsed.Speaking a year later, Anyim said President Olusegun Obasanjo misunderstood him on certain issues but there was no conflict between them. In August 2002 he said he was opposed to all the present office holders – including himself – going for a second term.

10. Adolphus Wabara, 2003–2005, (PDP): he was Born in 1948 in Abia, Nigeria. And obtained a master’s degree from Kiev State University.
In April 2005 Wabara resigned from his position after allegations were made that he and others took a $400,000 bribe from the education minister, Fabian Osuji.

11. Ken Nnamani, 2005–2007, (PDP): he was born on 2 November 1948 in Enugu. He holds both BBA and MBA degrees from the Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

12. David Mark, 2007-2015, (PDP): he was born on April 1948 in Zungeru, Niger State. Prior to his senatorial career, Mark was a military governor of Niger State, and a former Minister of Communication.

13. Bukola Saraki, 2015 – present , (APC) : he was born on 19 December 1962, Previously he was Governor of Kwara State from 2003 to 2011. After his re-election in the 2015 general elections, Saraki was on 9 June 2015 elected unopposed as President of the Senate by an across the party alliance comprising PDP and APC Senators. Saraki had faced stiff opposition from Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan who was a preferred candidate by a group of senators-elect within the APC. His deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, emerged after a tightly contested election using a forged senate standing order.