Monthly Archives: May 2019

Modi Sworn-in as India PM for Second Term

Modi took the world stage on Thursday as the most popular Prime Minister in India’s contemporary history, took the oath of office for a second term few hours ago.

The venue was Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi in India. And not less than about 6,000 dignitaries were there to witness this grand epoch making event.

And there were 100 non-resident Indians too from outside India invited to witness the event.

All around the world, Indians at home and in the Diaspora had formed various groups campaigning for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is considered to have made great strides in development and structures in place in the political and economic front of the country.

The Prime Minister has been so popular with his policies and government strategy that he won the election with a landslide.

Representing the Overseas Friends of Bhartiya Janta Party (OFBJP), Nigeria chapter today at the Oath taking ceremony, was the amiable Sanjay Srivastava, the President of OFBJP Nigeria.

We hear that as soon as Sanjay Srivastava got his invitation to the event, he packed, departed Lagos and off he went to New Delhi.

Reason Why New Yobe Governor Marries His Predecessor’s Daughter

Mai Mala Buni, governor of Yobe state, married a new wife 24 hours after taking the oath of office.

The governor’s new bride is Umi Adama, one of the daughters of Ibrahim Gaidam, who handed over to Buni on Wednesday.

The newsmen understands that Umi Adama is currently a student at a university in Saudi Arabia. The wedding took place at Damaturu, capital of the state.

A source told our reporter that Buni was miffed that the plan to keep the wedding out of the public flopped.

“No one can say exactly how this strictly private affair caught the attention of the public,” the source said.

“As an insider, I can tell you that even the representative of the Gaidam family who handed over the girl to her in-laws did not initially know who the groom was. They only told the old man that she was getting married to someone called Yusuf.

“It was yesterday that some people know that the governor also bears Yusuf.”
After the wedding ceremony, Buni was said to have joined his father-in-law at his residence at Tahir guest palace in Kano state.

The governor reportedly spent the night there before moving to Abuja, where another source said he is at the moment.

There are unconfirmed reports that Buni, who already has two wives, plans to make his predecessor’s daughter the first lady of the state.

The governor was said to have recently married a Borno house of reps member who lost reelection bid.

Buni was national secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) when Gaidam declared interest in having him as his successor.

Gaidam wields a great influence in the state. He was elected deputy governor of Yobe in 2007 but succeeded Mamman Bello Ali, the governor, who died in 2009.

Gaidam contested the 2011 governorship election under the All Nigeria Peoples Party in 2011 and won. He was re-elected under APC in 2015. He is currently the senator-elect of Yobe east.

Bukar Abba Ibrahim, a former governor of the state who has been in the senate since 2007, was said to have let go of his reelection ambition in order to pave the way for Gaidam.

(TheCable)

#PFMDAILY 3: The Fiscal Responsibility Act empowers every Nigerian

The Fiscal Responsibility Act in section 51 empowers every Nigerian as follows:

“A person shall have legal capacity to enforce the provisions of this Act by obtaining prerogative orders or other remedies at the Federal High Court without having to show any special or particular interest”.

This is an unprecedented open door to improve transparency, accountability and popular participation in fiscal governance. Every Nigerian is encouraged to think of how best this provision could be utilised to further national development.

Chelsea Ends Arsenal’s Hope For Next Season Champions League

Eden Hazard scored two goals and made another to help Chelsea thump London rivals Arsenal in Baku and win the 2018/2019 UEFA Europa League.

Victory gave Blues boss Maurizio Sarri the first trophy of his managerial career and ensured the Gunners will miss out on next season’s UEFA Champions League.

With only about 5,000 fans from both sides able to make it to Azerbaijan, there was an eerie atmosphere at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, which appeared less than half full.

That was the surreal setting for a match played 2,500 miles away from both teams’ home, and the game itself was devoid of action before the break before bursting into life early in the second half.

Former Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud broke the deadlock when he met Emerson’s clipped cross with a powerful near-post header that zipped past Petr Cech.

Cech, also facing his old side and playing the final match of his career, could do nothing about Chelsea’s second goal either, with Pedro sweeping home a Hazard cross.
Hazard made it 3-0 from the penalty spot soon after, sending Cech the wrong way after Ainsley Maitland-Niles fouled Giroud.

Read Also: Breaking: UEFA Europa League Final: Arsenal, Chelsea release starting XI
Substitute Alex Iwobi briefly gave Arsenal hope with a powerful first-time strike moments after coming on.

But Hazard quickly made sure of victory, playing a one-two with Giroud and firing home Chelsea’s fourth goal.

The Belgium forward said after the game it was likely to be his Chelsea “goodbye” as he continues to be linked to Real Madrid.
Chelsea’s triumph brought them their fifth European title and their first since they won the Europa League in Amsterdam in 2013.

An emotional Sarri celebrated with his players on the pitch, but his future remains in doubt despite ending his first season at Stamford Bridge on a successful note.

(BBC Sports)

Chelsea Ends Arsenal’s Hope For Next Season Champions League

Eden Hazard scored two goals and made another to help Chelsea thump London rivals Arsenal in Baku and win the 2018/2019 UEFA Europa League.

Victory gave Blues boss Maurizio Sarri the first trophy of his managerial career and ensured the Gunners will miss out on next season’s UEFA Champions League.

With only about 5,000 fans from both sides able to make it to Azerbaijan, there was an eerie atmosphere at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, which appeared less than half full.

That was the surreal setting for a match played 2,500 miles away from both teams’ home, and the game itself was devoid of action before the break before bursting into life early in the second half.

Former Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud broke the deadlock when he met Emerson’s clipped cross with a powerful near-post header that zipped past Petr Cech.

Cech, also facing his old side and playing the final match of his career, could do nothing about Chelsea’s second goal either, with Pedro sweeping home a Hazard cross.
Hazard made it 3-0 from the penalty spot soon after, sending Cech the wrong way after Ainsley Maitland-Niles fouled Giroud.

Read Also: Breaking: UEFA Europa League Final: Arsenal, Chelsea release starting XI
Substitute Alex Iwobi briefly gave Arsenal hope with a powerful first-time strike moments after coming on.

But Hazard quickly made sure of victory, playing a one-two with Giroud and firing home Chelsea’s fourth goal.

The Belgium forward said after the game it was likely to be his Chelsea “goodbye” as he continues to be linked to Real Madrid.
Chelsea’s triumph brought them their fifth European title and their first since they won the Europa League in Amsterdam in 2013.

An emotional Sarri celebrated with his players on the pitch, but his future remains in doubt despite ending his first season at Stamford Bridge on a successful note.

(BBC Sports)

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