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Queen Cassie onome Daniel, 1st runner up of the Miss Globe Queen Beauty Pageant 2018 Edition, In Partnership with IMPERIAL SPRINGS SCHOOLS  is holding a charity event called #CLOtHEACHILD project on the 6th of April 2019. Event kicks off 10am - 2pm at no11,Olubunmi Rotimi street,Lekki Phase1,Lagos state. This is to help raise donations of children clothes,shoes and toys to support the less privileged children and victims   Of Donestic violence.
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The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, has been declared winner of the Presidential election held on February 23, 2019.
Buhari, who is the incumbent President, defeated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to emerge winner in the keenly contested poll.
Announcing the final results of the election on Wednesday, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, said President Buhari polled a total of 15,191,847 to defeat his closest rival and the PDP candidate, Atiku, who polled 11,262,978.
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From start, Buhari proved to be the man to beat, leading all other candidates and ending with a wide margin of almost four million votes ahead of Atiku, and drawing his largest block of votes from the core Northern states.
The 76-year-old Buhari won in a total of 19 states, scoring the statutory 25 per cent of total votes cast in those states, while his main challenger, Atiku, won in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
With the announced result, President Buhari has satisfied the requirement of the law, which states that to be declared president, a candidate must have a majority of votes cast nationwide and at least 25 per cent of votes cast in two-thirds of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.






The announcement of Buhari as winner brings to an end six days of an electoral process that began effectively after a week of postponement, prompted by logistical challenges in the distribution of electoral materials, according to INEC.
The shift in the date of the Presidential and National Assembly elections to February 23 from February 16 had triggered outrage across the country, heightening tension among the citizens and the political parties, with the ruling APC and main opposition PDP accusing each other of colluding with INEC to influence the outcome of the elections.
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It also generated concern among local and international observer missions, casting doubt about the credibility of the process.
The fears were soon dispelled as INEC stepped up its communication with stakeholders, offering the assurance that it was set to deliver a free, fair and credible election.
Buhari’s victory comes amid protest by the main opposition party against what it describes as lack of level playing field in the run-up to the presidential election, as well as observed lapses in the electoral process, including alleged over-voting, vote buying and other forms of electoral manipulations.
SNPARTYTOTAL VOTES POLLED
1A19,209
2AA14,380
3AAC33,953
4AAP8,902
5ABP4,523
6ACD11,325
7ACPN7,223
8ADC97,874
9ADP54,930
10AGA4,689
11AGAP3,071
12ANDP3,104
13ANN16,779
14ANP3,586
15ANRP4,340
16APA36,866
17APC15,191,847 ….. WINNER
18APDA26,558
19APGA66,851
20APM26,039
21APP3,585
22ASD2,146
23AUN1,092
24BNPP1,649
25CAP1,111
26CC2,391
27CNP1,874
28DA2,769
29DPC5,242
30DPP14,483
31FRESH4,554
32FJP4,174
33GDPN41,852
34GPN4,924
35HDP1,663
36ID1,845
37JMPP1,853
38KP1,911
39LM1,438
40LP5,074
41MAJA2,651
42MMN14,540
43MPN2,752
44MPN2,752
45NAC2,279
46NCMP1,378
47NCP3,799
48NDCP1,192
49NDLP1,588
50NEPP1,524
51NFD4,096
52NIP2,248
53NNPP6,111
54NPC10,081
55NRM6,229
56NUP5,323
57PCP110,196
58PDP11,262,978
59PPA21,822
60PPC8,979
61PPN4,622
62PT2,613
63RAP2,972
64RBNP1,792
65RP2,388
66SDP34,746
67SNC28,680
68SNP3,941
69UDP3,970
70UP1,561
71UPN1,631
72WTPN732
73YES2,394
74YPP21,886
The PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, had declared that the results as being announced by INEC in Abuja were unacceptable by the party.

The party called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) to halt the collation and announcement of results, insisting that the outcomes were not valid.
Also echoing the PDP National Chairman in a statement on Tuesday, the Deputy Director General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Tanimu Turaki, said, “We have evidence from the smart card reader accreditation data that what is being announced by INEC has been seriously tampered with and manipulated.”
He stated further, “The PDP predicates its demand on available evidence to the effect that data from the card readers are being reconfigured to suit the manipulations, rigging, and over-voting already carried out during the election in some states by the All Progressives Congress (APC).”
The election this year is the sixth since Nigeria returned to democratic rule in 1999. Buhari was first elected President in 2015, on his fourth attempt to lead the country.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged setbacks in the fight against Boko Haram, as the jihadists launched fresh attacks in the restive northeast.
The 76-year-old head of state was elected in 2015 on a promise to end the Islamist insurgency, which has killed more than 27,000 people since 2009 and left 1.8 million homeless.
But as he seeks a second term in elections next month, a wave of attacks, including against military bases, has undermined his repeated claim that the group is virtually defeated.
Soldiers have also complained that Boko Haram fighters are better armed and that morale is low, particularly because of a lack of rotation and support.
In a recorded interview broadcast late on Monday on Arise TV, Buhari conceded that troops had come under pressure from the Islamists’ guerrilla warfare.
Buhari, a former army general who became military ruler after ousting the elected government in a coup in 1983, said the “question of morale is correct”.
Efforts were being made to address the issue, he said.
Relentless hit-and-run raids, as well as suicide bomb attacks, were hard to deal with by conventional means, he argued.
“There is really what I would call battle fatigue,” he said, adding that retraining would help combat the jihadists’ tactics.
On Monday evening, fighters loyal to factional leader Abubakar Shekau attacked Sajeri village on the outskirts of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, killing three people.
At the same time, militants aligned to the Islamic State group-backed Boko Haram faction attacked a military facility in Auno, some 23 kilometres (15 miles) south of the city.
The increase in attacks has seen the appointment of five different commanders of the military operation against Boko Haram in the last two years.
But Buhari has refused to sack his military top brass, unlike his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan, who removed senior officers as the jihadists began taking over territory.
“I accept responsibility for that,” Buhari said in the interview, adding that he was “measuring the options very critically”.
But he said that such appointments were not to be taken lightly.
“My understanding of security is that when you have a case of emergency you have to be careful with the head of (the armed) services,” he said.

https://guardian.ng/news/buhari-accepts-setbacks-in-boko-haram-fight/
The amount in the Excess Crude Account declined by about $1.68bn, statistics obtained from the Federation Account Allocation Committee have revealed.
 The PUNCH reports that this declined happened just between November 25 and December.
According to the newspaper, as of November 25 when the FAAC committee meeting was held to allocate revenue for that month, the balance in the ECA was put at $2.319bn.
However, at the resumed meeting on Wednesday at the headquarters of the ministry of finance, the balance, according to the Permanent Secretary in ministry, Mahmoud Dutse, had dropped to $631m.
The Punch further reports that Dutse, who briefed journalists shortly after the meeting, said withdrawals were made by the Federal Government from the ECA to settle the last tranche of the Paris Club Refund.
Dutse did not provide the amount withdrawn but the analysis by our correspondent showed that about $1.68bn might have been withdrawn during the three weeks period, the report further indicated.
Dutse said, “The balance in the ECA is $631m. The final payment for the Paris Club Refund to states was made and the figure was deducted and that's what accounts for the difference.”
When reminded that it was wrong for such deductions to be made for such purpose, he replied that the committee got an approval from President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Executive Council before making the withdrawal.
He said, “A decision was taken to make this refund and part of that decision is that the refund should be funded from the ECA. Federal Executive Council, the President approved the money.”



The Accountant-General of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Idris, when accosted on his way out of the meeting to clarify the withdrawal, said that due process was followed before the withdrawal was made.
“You can go and find out from the National Assembly if we got approval for it but due process was followed before the fund was released.”
The Punch further reports that FAAC allocated a total amount of N812.76bn to the three tiers of government.
A breakdown of the amount showed that the Federal Government got N326.75bn; the 36 states are to share N203.2bn while the 774 Local Government Councils are to share the sum of N153.52bn.
In addition, the sum of N57.07bn was allocated to the oil producing states based on the 13 per cent derivation principle.
The gross statutory revenue for the month of November, Dutse said, was put at N649.62bn.
This is N32.53bn lower than the N682.16bn received in the previous month of October.
Dorothy Zoe have emerged winner of the just concluded Miss Globe Queen 2018.She beat 16 other contestants who made in to the final to clinch the first position and take home the prize alongside a Movie contract with Studio A Management Worldwide.
The event, which held at the prestigious Top Rank Hotel, Abuja The Federal Capital Of Nigeria , involved over 43 aspiring models and fashion enthusiasts from all over the Globe. After a rigorous Offline Audition Tore Over the country and online voting process and intensive boot camp, the winners emerged from 16 others in the grand finale.
Miss Globe Queen pageant is an annual international beauty pageant that has been orchestrated to raise beauty queens whose prior objective is to take up Domestic Violence awareness campaign projects that will promote more awareness; through Youth Empowerment Programs, Advocacy, Public health promotions, Secondary/tertiary Institutions sensitization and so on, which entails educating all Nigerian women about the spread and ways to stop Domestic Violence and child Abuse and also providing a platform for our queens to soar high in their respective area of passion. Our Slogan is... trailing- off Domestic Violence
Thus, the emerged Miss Globe Queen becomes Domestic Violence Awareness Ambassadors(DVAA).
And we are working towards meeting more organizations, NGOs and personalities in both the Entertainment & fashion Industries that will not only stand by our vision but also give our queens an edge over others in the pageant industry
Dorothy Zoe Represent Benin Republic was crowned Miss Globe Queen 2018. She was crowned by the Pageant President Mr Adams Zakari. The coronation night was held in Abuja,Capital Of Nigeria on Saturday, 3rd November 18.
Esther Lawal Represent Nigeria was crowned Little Miss Globe Queen 2018.
This is Nigeria 1st Miss Globe Queen title.
Here is the full list of the winners:
  • Miss Globe Queen 2018 – Dorothy Zoe Enebi, Miss Benin
  • 1st runner-up – Cassie Onome Daniel, Miss Canada
  • 2nd runner-up – Margaret Olivia, Miss Pakistan
  • Miss Globe Queen 2018 – Dorothy Zoe, Miss Benin
  • Miss Globe Queen Tourism – Blessing Poul, Miss Mali
  • Miss Globe Queen Top Model- Aminah Adelekan Ajibola, Miss Senegal
  • Face Of Studio A 2018 – Haulat Benzies , Miss Chile
  • Miss Globe Queen Photogenic 2018 – Dorothy Zoe Enebi, Miss Benin
  • Little Miss Globe Queen 2018 – Esther Lawal
President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, has revealed why Igbo people are allegedly hated by other tribes in the country.
He stated this while insisting that the challenges facing the Igbo nation have not been addressed.
Nwodo spoke at a two-day Igbo Day Celebration in Owerri, at the Imo State palace of the Traditional Rulers Council. The event was hosted by the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha.
Nwodo said, “Restructuring Nigeria will end the marginalisation in the Southeast and South South part of this country.
“This problem which started for decades have not been addressed by successive governments and it is the reason for which we are experiencing these levels of agitations in the country.
“Ndigbo have had and are still having unmitigated hatred from other tribes in Nigeria as a result of their industry and perseverance.”
Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, has met behind closed-door.
The meeting was held at the vice president’s office at the presidential villa in Abuja and lasted about two hours.
Muazu, who left the villa at 4.35p.m., declined to speak to State House reporters.
However, feelers from the presidency has it that his visit was not unconnected with speculations that he was being wooed by the All Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of 2019 general election.
Recall that Osinbajo also attended the wedding of Muazu’s daughter in Bauchi at the weekend.
President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected the sum of N488.7 billion approved by the National Assembly as refund to state governments for projects executed on behalf of the Federal Government.
Buhari communicated the decision through a letter read by the President of the Senate, Sen. Bukola Saraki, at plenary on Tuesday.
The president said he rejected the National Assembly’s approval because it violated the provisions of the Public Procurement Act 2007.
He noted that whereas the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved a total of N487.8 billion for the purpose, the National Assembly jerked up the figure to N488.7 billion.
He said the amount approved by the lawmakers was N890 million higher than that approved by FEC.
Buhari said a review of the National Assembly’s approval, communicated through a July 27, 2018 letter, also revealed discrepancies in the number of states submitted by FEC and those approved by the lawmakers.
He said, “While FEC approved reimbursement to 25 states, the National Assembly approved reimbursement to 21 states.
“The National Assembly did not approve any reimbursement to four states, that is Bauchi, Delta, Kogi and Taraba, whereas FEC approved reimbursement for them.
“And note that the amount approved by the National Assembly for reimbursement to 21 states is higher than the amount approved by FEC for reimbursement to 25 states.”
The president added that the amount approved by the lawmakers for each of the 21 states was higher than that approved by FEC for each of them, except for Adamawa, Jigawa, Kano and Niger.
He urged the Senate to note that the Public Procurement Act 2007 empowers the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) to approve vendors for contract sums.
According to him, the amounts presented to the National Assembly for approval were duly certified for reimbursement by the BPP before they were approved by FEC.
“This was after the projects had been inspected through a programme under the chairmanship of the Minister of Power, Works and Housing.
“Since the BPP is charged with the responsibility of approving contract sums, and there is need for compliance with the Public Procurement Act 2007, I wish to request that you forward to us details relating to the amounts approved by the National Assembly for the 17 states in excess of what was certified by BPP, for necessary verification and approval.
“Furthermore, I wish to request for a review of the reimbursement earlier submitted in favour of Bauchi, Delta, Kogi and Taraba states,” the president said.
In the meantime, Buhari told the lawmakers that the Federal Government would proceed with implementation on the reimbursement on certain grounds.
First, he said where the amount approved by the National Assembly is the same as the amount approved by FEC, the jointly approved amounts would be refunded.
He identified the states in this category as Adamawa, Jigawa, Kano and Niger.
Second, the president said that where the amount approved by the National Assembly was higher than the amount approved by FEC, the amount approved by FEC would be paid.
The benefiting states are Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Ebonyi, Benue, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Imo, Kwara, Lagos, Ondo, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara.
He however said the four states (Bauchi, Delta, Kogi and Taraba) excluded in the NASS approval would not be refunded until their consideration by the lawmakers.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has expressed worry over the lingering industrial impasse between the Federal
Government and labour unions in critical sectors of the country.
In particular, the former Vice President expressed his worry about the “deadlock between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which is altering the future of our youths and putting families under undue pressure.”
Atiku said he had already “set out templates to handle all related issues and ensure an end to incessant labour crisis, ensure industrial harmony and greater productivity in all sectors, immediately he is elected into office as President.”
The Waziri of Adamawa’s worries were conveyed by the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation and was contained in a statement signed by the party’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, yesterday.
The statement reads, “Knowing the importance of education and youth development to national cohesion, stability, development and economic prosperity, Atiku Abubakar has already articulated a clear and practical roadmap towards resolving all issues hampering education in Nigeria in his policy document, which
embodies the aspiration and wishes of all Nigerians in their overall productive ventures.
“Our candidate has made ample provisions for enhanced welfare packages, research grants, better teaching and learning environment as well as a strong synergy between the union and government towards a harmonious working environment.
“We, therefore, urge Nigerians not to despair but to continue to rally behind Atiku Abubakar in the all-important mission of rescuing our nation from the misrule of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, which has shown gross incompetence and insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians.”