Sunday, 22 January 2017

Donald Trump's Son Post Video Of First Family Bowling In White House

As millions gather in protests around the world and about 500 thousand protested at their door step, Donald Trump's son, Eric shared a video of his family bowling in the White House.
The video shows his wife Vanessa and the couple's daughter Kai Madison in the lane which was built by the Nixon administration in 1969. He wrote:

"Family bowling session at The White House. Vanessa doing pretty well considering she's still wearing high heels."
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Meet The Woman Who Sparked Global Women's March Against Donald Trump With A Single Facebook Invite

As than a million women stood united against President Donald Trump and his apparent sexism, it was just one woman who sparked the whole revolution.Teresa Shook took to the stage in Washington on Saturday with at least 500,000 other women there to support the same cause.
The Women's March on Washington started with a single Facebook invite to 40 of her friends to march in protest at Donald Trump's election.Teresa told the LA Times:

"I'm overwhelmed with joy. A negative has been turned into a positive.
"All these people coming together to unite to try and make a difference. That's what we're going to be doing for the next four years. I see it's really going to happen."
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I Have Never Stolen From Nigeria, History Will Be The Judge - Diezani

Former minister of petroleum, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke has denied allegations that were made recently by the EFCC regarding the sum of $153m forfeiture.In a lengthy statement ,the former OPEC president sheds more light on allegations against her.

RESPONSE 1. THE $153.3MILLION ALLEGATION


I am deeply disturbed and bewildered by recent media reports (Premium Times Thursday 12 January, 2017 and other dailies about the same time) claiming that by virtue of an order of the Federal High Court, I have forfeited to the Federal Government, the sum of $153.3m which I purportedly stole from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. First and foremost, whilst the reasons for my being out of the country are public knowledge, the principle of fair hearing demands that I should have been notified of formal charges if truly there was a prima facie evidence or indictment against my person linking me with the said issue, so as to ensure that I had adequate legal representation.

This was never done. I wish to state that I cannot forfeit what was never mine. I do not know the basis on which the EFCC have chosen to say that I am the owner of these funds as no evidence was provided to me before the order was obtained and they have not in fact served me with the order or, any evidence since they obtained it. As at the time of my writing this rebuttal (Thursday 19th January, 2017) the EFCC have still not furnished me or my Lawyers, with a copy of the order. I am also informed by my lawyers that the legislation under which the EFCC obtained this order is for situations where the funds are believed to be the proceeds of crime and the owner is not known. I do not therefore, understand how the EFCC can in the same breath say that the monies in question are mine.

If they had evidence that the monies were mine then they would not /should not, have used the procedure which applies only to funds of unknown ownership. If indeed they used this particular legal procedure because they did not know who owned the monies, then how can they now be falsely attributing the ownership to me(Annex-1A). Let me re-state categorically as I have always maintained, for the record, I have NOT and WILL NEVER Steal Money from OR DEFRAUD the Federal Government of Nigeria. I am willing to respond to any charges brought against me that follow duly laid down procedures.

However, in their typical manner and style, the EFCC have gone to the media to attempt to prosecute their case as trial by TV and other media, rather than go through the onerous but tried and tested means of the Judicial Court process. In the face of the obvious falsification of facts and misinformation, it is only right and proper that the EFCC should publish the details of the $153.3M lodgements, the bank account numbers and the account beneficiaries, showing proof of my link to them.
Having also alleged that the said $153.3M was ‘wired’ from NNPC, the EFCC should also publish details of the NNPC accounts from where the said $153.3 million was taken from, with proof that I authorized such a transaction/transactions acting either in my private capacity or, as The Honourable Minister of Petroleum. Let me state for the record that as Minister of Petroleum, the operation and management of NNPC finances were outside my purview as outlined in both the Petroleum Act and the NNPC Act.

The only involvement I had in NNPC Finances was in terms of statutory matters, where the Petroleum Act prescribed that as Minister, there were certain duties or actions which I had to perform or take in relation to NNPC. 

2. MALABU

With regards to the various news reports published in both the online and print media, insidiously inferring that I was indicted by Italian prosecutors for, as they put it, ‘ sharing in the Loot’ of the $1.3bn OPL 245 oil block deal that involved Malabu and the Joint Venture Multinational partners, ENI(AGIP) and Royal Dutch Shell. 

Let me once again State for the record, that this is another figment of the author’s imagination, which given the persistent bid to ensure my destruction and stick all of the Sins of the Corruption plagued Oil and Gas Sector of over the last 30years upon my head, probably emanated from the EFCC itself! Let me clarify the position re the history of OPL 245, otherwise known as Malabu. You will find a full chronology in the attached report that I made to the House of Representatives in late 2011 (Annex 2A/Annex-2B).


In 2010, shortly after I was appointed as Minister of Petroleum Resources, the issue of OPL 245 was brought to my attention. I looked into the case and immediately became aware of the inherent and long standing sensitivities around this issue. It became clear from the onset that this case was not within the direct purview of the Minister of Petroleum Resources but in the main was centered around issues of Law. By this time there was already an ICSID(International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes) investigation and claims against the FGN running into billions of dollars. 

Therefore, we took directives from the Chief Legal Officer of the Nation; the Attorney General and Minister of Justice. In all of these matters due process was followed to the letter at all times. I wish to categorically state that I have never held any discussions on this matter, with any individuals or entities outside of official channels. As Minister of Petroleum Resources, I did not participate in any activity relating to financial payments on the Malabu matter, other than those statutorily mandated to the Minister of Petroleum Resources by the Petroleum Act. My role in this matter was a purely statutory one as required by Law in the Petroleum Act

3. THE ALJAZEERA REPORT – $18MILLION MANSION

On the 13th of June 2016, the EFCC once again took their well-trodden path to the media. This time claiming that they had ‘discovered’ a mansion in Asokoro, Abuja, worth $18million (approx. N9billion) which they purported to belong to me. The EFCC went to the extent of bringing in Aljazeera, an International TV Station, to air a damaging documentary against me in this regard, showing a particular residential building in Asokoro, Abuja, which they told Aljazeera belonged to me.

The EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu, personally took the Aljazeera reporter to the building, alleging that it belonged to me. It has since become apparent that the house belongs to a company owned by Mr Kola Aluko. If this is not a witch hunt or a personal vendetta against me, how is it that one of our Country’s premier investigative agencies were unable to avail themselves of facts that are freely available in the public domain.

Since the EFCC claims that the alleged $18million Asokoro property belongs to me, then they should kindly produce the ‘Authentic’ Certificate of Occupancy and Land Registry information and any other relevant information, as proof of my ownership of the property. 

4. FAMILY HOME – YENEGOA, BAYELSA STATE

On the 9th November 2016, the EFCC visited our Family home in Yenegoa (Bayelsa State) as pre-agreed and they were escorted around the premises. I was therefore completely shocked to once again see my name sensationally splashed across the Front Pages of Newspapers and widely circulated on the internet, with blaring Headlines such as “EFCC UNCOVERS DIEZANI’S MULTI-BILLION NAIRA ESTATE” – Nation Newspaper, January 8, 2017 (Annex- 4A). There was absolutely nothing ‘Hidden’ or ‘Concealed’ about the home. 

I HAD DECLARED IT OPENLY as required by Law, in my Asset declaration forms (Annex-4B). Yet the EFCC have announced that they ‘Just Discovered’ my ‘Hidden Estate’! And labelled it a ‘Multi-Billion Naira Estate’! Even though they had been given the Bill of Quantities, showing actual amount spent. It is accepted Tradition across the length and breadth of Nigeria, for people to own Country/Village homes. Given the size of the land and the location of the compound, the buildings thereon cannot by any stretch of the imagination be a “Multi-Billion Naira” palatial estate, as the news mongers would want to portray.

The EFCC were taken on a tour of the compound which consisted of A Main house, and two outhouses – An Obi (meeting bungalow) and a staff quarters(BQ) building – above which we built 3 guest rooms and a parlour. The only other 2 structures are the gate and generator houses. Construction began in late 2011 and was handled in phases.

During the visit the EFCC was given the bill of quantities, which up until the time construction stopped in early 2015, due to my illness, was at approximately N394million which was declared in the code of conduct documentation, attached (the costs were partially funded by a loan – see code of conduct – Annex4B, the work is still uncompleted and the contractor is still being owed). Building costs escalated as a result of delays in construction and external factors such as the extreme flooding of late 2012, that covered most of our areas in the Niger Delta. 

It is the accepted norm when building in the Niger Delta, that due to the topography of the land and the heavily waterlogged and marshy terrain, construction is infinitely more expensive than in other parts of the Country, as by its nature it requires the building of extensive piling/raft foundations before any structural work can commence. The flooding of 2012 compounded the problem and further increased the cost of construction.

5. $700 Million Cash Found In My House

Stories were circulated by unscrupulous agents of calumny that the EFCC found a mind boggling $700million in cash in my home in Abuja. Would the videos of this $700 million cash discovery not have made good viewing? Or should those who recovered this money not tell the public where exactly the money has been kept? Perhaps the Central bank should corroborate that it is in custody of these monies allegedly found in my house? But then, it is now patently apparent that Nigerians are no longer easily led to believe fables and sensational untruths. 6. REALITY VERSUS FICTION

I would like to state for the record that I performed my duty as Minister of Petroleum Resources with the utmost sincerity and sense of responsibility, ensuring that all Nigerians irrespective of creed, gender or tribe enjoyed their rightful benefits from the Oil and Gas Sector. $5.6 Billion LNG Dividend Fund It is pertinent to note that at the end of my tenure, I left behind in the LNG dividend fund, for the incoming Administration, the sum of $5.6billion(five billion six hundred million US Dollars)(Annex-6A). 

I did this to ensure continuity in the crucial gas sector development which underpins the entire Power and Energy Sector and which was and still is, absolutely imperative for the Country’s current and future economic development. Local Content Having pushed for the full implementation of the Nigerian Local Content Act, despite resistance from various stakeholders, I actively promoted the benefits of ‘Nigerians Right to First Consideration’ in both the downstream and upstream sectors.

The immediate effect of my actions was that for the first time in history, thousands of Nigerians were able to break through the barriers of a sector that had hitherto been the preserve of a few powerful groups with vested interest, and thereby earn a living. This remains a source of pride to me, that not only did it create wealth across the entire economic value chain but it also ensured the unparalleled transfers of knowledge and expertise for our indigenous operators. It is noteworthy that the template is being adapted for use in other countries. Fuel Scarcity It is on record, that I immediately took the issue of incessant fuel queues head-on and in my time as petroleum minister, Nigerians rarely experienced fuel shortages.

These queues had long dominated our landscape, causing untold hardship to millions of ordinary Nigerians stuck in fuel queues for hours; like the bus driver who was unable to earn enough to go to the market, and the market woman who, therefore, earned less and so could not afford school fees. This example, though at the most basic level, caused a chain reaction which was replicated in various facets throughout the economy. So, on the macro economic level, the main benefit of ending the fuel queues was an immediate increase in GDP, reduction in inflation and easier facilitation and movement of people, goods and services, across the country. 

However, one error that cannot be ascribed to me is STEALING FROM NIGERIA & DEFRAUDING MY COUNTRY! It is therefore sad and distressing that in spite of all that I tried to do in the best interest of our Nation, I continue to be faced with constant demonisation, unproven accusations and deeply personal insults. In response I have chosen not to insult, accuse or demonise anyone, any person or persons. In spite of all the allegations that have been made against me, not one has been factually proven.

I remain very proud of the fact that all the policies, tenets and plans that I initiated in the Oil & Gas sector are still underpinning the entire structure. This is because they were put in place with the good of the entire nation and its people in mind. They were not factional, or tribal, neither were they based on religious bias. 

I am a woman from the Niger Delta, who through perseverance and sheer hard work rose to one of the highest positions in the Country’s premier International Oil Company, and in tune with my ethos of hard work I earned the prestigious British Foreign & Commonwealth Chevening Scholarship Award and was thereafter admitted to my MBA program at the World renowned Cambridge University. In 2006, I was appointed as the first female executive director in the history of Shell Petroleum, Nigeria.


Just over a year later, I was nominated and appointed as a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, culminating in my appointment as Nigeria’s first female Minister of Petroleum, where again by dint of hard work I was appointed as the first female in history(in a completely male dominated space) to hold the Presidency of OPEC. I can therefore, NO LONGER SIT BACK and allow the fabricated accusations against my person designed by unscrupulous persons with a vengeful agenda go unchallenged. 

As a Christian, it is my sincerely held belief that in the coming months, history will be the judge of exactly who Lied and who told the Truth. By the Grace of God, I shall be here to see the day when truth prevails. The fight against corruption in Nigeria will be far better served if the EFCC focus on incontrovertible facts, as opposed to media sensationalism and completely distorted stories, in their bid to demonise and destroy a few specially chosen Nigerians.
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Donald Trump: This Was The Largest Audience To Ever Witness An Inauguration

An angry White House press secretary Sean Spicer lashed out at journalists for 'deliberately false reporting' about Trump's inauguration numbers . He also lashed out at their editors' decisions to report unconfirmed crowd-counts from Friday's inauguration.
He said

'This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration – period! – both in person and around the globe,'
He insisted that no official numbers are available, despite some news outlets' reporting that the total audience in Washington, D.C. was approximately 250,000.

'No one had numbers'because the National Park Service, which controls the National Mall, does not put any out.

''From the platform where the president was sworn in, to Fourth Street, holds about 250,000 people,' he said. 
'From Fourth Street to the media tent is about another 220,000. And from the media tent to the Washington monument, another 250,000 people.'All of this space was full when the president took the oath of office,'
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On his part, visit to the Central Intelligence Agency.Trump also called journalists “among the most dishonest human beings on earth,” and he said that up to 1.5 million people had attended his inauguration, a claim that photographs disproved.
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Pres. Buhari's Spokesperson, Garba Shehu Under Fire For Mocking Former President GEJ

Nigerians on twitter were buzzing about alleged news of President Buhari's death. Garba Shehu, his official spokesperson, took to Twitter to clear the air and tweeted; 'He is alive and well! President Buhari is not magical. He cannot be holidaying in the UK & be in Germany, dead or alive at the same time'.
Then he went on to take a shot at the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan, a tweet Nigerians didn't appreciate. Check out their reactions below...





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Ralph Lauren's Share Price Climbs After Melania Trump Wears The Brand For Donald's Inauguration

On the Eve of Donald Trump's inauguration, Ralph Lauren shares were trading at $88.20 per share.
Just about an hour after Melania trump stepped out for her husband's inauguration dressed in a blue cashmere outfit from the brand, its share price shot up to $88.32 and at the close of markets yesterday, it was trading $88.90.
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President Buhari Is Alive And Well - Garba Shehu Says As He Mocks GEJ For Not Attending Donald Trump's Inauguration

Friday evening, Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba, got on twitter to dispel rumors that President Buhari had passed on at a hospital in Germany.
President Buhari is currently on a medical vacation in the UK.While dispelling the rumor, Garba took a jab at former President Goodluck Jonathan whom his supporters on social media had alleged had been invited by the US President, Donald Trump's inauguration organizing team, to attend the inauguration. He said:

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Piers Morgan Gets Slammed For Criticizing The Women’s March On Twitter, He Fires Back

Piers Morgan is being slammed on Twitter for criticizing the Women's march movements. Even though several people blasted him, he got a lot of support and according to him gained 127k new followers.
 He tweeted:

“Imagine if there were a load of men-only marches today? The feminists would go crackers,” and in another, he tweeted:

“I’m planning a ‘Men’s March’ to protest at the creeping global emasculation of my gender by rabid feminists. Who’s with me?” 
“Let’s be honest, ladies.. today’s Women’s March is just an anti-democratic protest at Trump winning the presidency,” 

Morgan also tweeted, going on to argue, 

“One of the main reasons Hillary lost was that she & her supporters exuded air of entitlement to her becoming being 1st female president.” 

So many people started to slam him but he wasn't bothered. 

He even retweeted some of the backlash he received in response to his missives, and fired back at a number of Twitter users. He tweeted:

“Amused by all the fulminating outrage at my suggestion of a Men’s March, especially from women. Kinda proves my point… Just need @KimKardashian & @emrata to post bird-flipping topless selfies to support #WomensMarch for the farce to be complete.”

Then he went on to blast Madonna, Cher and Lilly Allen.

“What right has President Trump removed from women to warrant this #WomensMarch protest? Why not wait to see if he tries, then fight it?” 

When started trending on twitter he joked:

“Disappointed to only be trending No7 in USA.”




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Watch Apostle Suleiman Say 'Any Fulani Herdsman You See Around Me, Kill Him!'

While preaching last Sunday January 15th, Senior pastor of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, revealed he has instructed his security officers to kill any Fulani herdsman they see around him or his church premises.
According to Suleiman, he had gotten a call from someone who told him there was a plan by Fulani herdsmen to kill him.

You recall Suleiman had a battle with Kaduna state governor, Nasir El Rufai, after the governor gave an order that churches in his state must obtain license from the state before they can preach.

Press play to watch Suleiman call Rufai a short devil and say:

"Somebody called me and told me that there is a plan to send Fulani herdsmen after you
and I said ok and the person said I should be careful and I said careful of what. 
He said the herdsmen are just going to run into the road like herdsmen and begin to cause confusion and while your security men clear them and you come out, they will open fire. I said okay. 
After about a week, he called me and said please, if you don't do that, they might bring them to come around church premises. I said its okay. 
And I told my people, any Fulani herdsman you see around me, kill him. I have told them in the church here, that any fulani herdsman that just entered by mistake, Kill him, Kill Him. Cut his head. If they are busy killing Christians and nothing is happening, we will kill them and nothing will happen."
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How To Treat Your Wife: The Difference Between Barack Obama & Donald Trump (Video)

This video is currently trending on social media. It shows how Barack Obama arrived at the White House after he was elected President years back and the courtesy he gave his wife as they disembarked from their vehicle.
New US President, Donald Trump didn't even bother to wait for his own wife, Melania Trump.
Watch video below...
A video posted by #1 Haitian-American Blog (@lunionsuite) on
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Millions Of People Around The World Protest Against Donald Trump's Presidency (Photos)

This is unprecedented. Hundreds of thousands of women and men yesterday gathered for a global 'solidarity' march in the wake of the inauguration of Donald Trump as US president.
Over 2.2 million people in the US, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Canada, Berlin, Edinburgh, Rome, Prague, Stockholm, Athens, Copenhagen, New Delhi, Brussels, Mexico City, Barcelona, Manila, Toronto, Madrid, Geneva, Cardiff and Sydney and other parts marched globally yesterday in opposition of the 45th President of the USA, a man who didn't get the mandate of the people of America but was fortunate to get the mandate of the electoral college.
This protest in London

Protest in Canada


Protest in Barcelona, Spain

 
Protest in Madrid


Protest in Brussels


Protest in Amsterdam

Protest in New Delhi 

Protest in Prague


 
Protest in Washington DC

Protest in Bristol



Protest in Athens


Protest in Paris




Photo credit: UK Daily Mail
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Nigerian Writer, Luvvie Ajayi Burns Her New Shoes Made By Ivanka Trump (Video)

Award-winning Nigerian writer, Luvvie Ajayi, went live on Facebook to burn her expensive shoes made by Ivanka Trump.
According to her she bought them years ago and even forgot she owned them, and she never worn them and never will.

She wrote;
I was purging my closet and I found a pair of Ivanka Trump pumps I've never worn and never will. Just got on Facebook live and burnt them to a crisp.
Watch the video below....
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Gambia's Ex-president, Yahya Jammeh Finally Steps Down (Video)

Immediate past president of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has stepped down from office. He announced his decision in a Nationwide broadcast he addressed last night.

"I have decided today in good conscience to relinquish the mantle of leadership of this great nation with infinite gratitude to all Gambians. I promise before Allah and the entire nation that all the issues we currently face will be resolved peacefully. It is not necessary that a single drop of blood be shed" he said 

There have been an international outcry calling for him to step down after he lost the December 1st Presidential poll to Adama Barrow, his successor.

After the election, Yahya conceded defeat to Barrow but later changed his decision, accusing the electoral commission of fraud. He said he will not be stepping down until a fresh election is conducted.

On Tuesday, the former Gambian president who had been in power for 22 years, announced a state of emergency on the country for a period of three months. Adama Barrow, his successor, was sworn into office on Thursday January 19th in Senegal.
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