President Buhari Meets With Pastor Adeboye  

President Buhari and Pastor AdeboyePresident Muhammadu Buhari has held a meeting with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.

Also present at the meeting was Vice President Yemi Osibajo who is also a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church.

Pastor Adeboye arrived the President’s office with Vice President Osinbajo at about 12.30pm and was led straight into the President’s office by the Vice President.

Their meeting lasted for about 30 minutes.

FG Will Effectively Support Military To Defeat Boko Haram – Buhari

militaryNigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has implored the nation’s military officers to be mindful of their actions by taking into cognizance, the religious and ethnic sensitiveness of the country in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast, and other criminal elements across the country.

He made this call to officers of Senior Course 37 during their graduation ceremony on Friday at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji, Kaduna State.

President Buhari, who was represented by his Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, said that the Federal Government under his leadership, will do everything possible to equip the military and other security forces to effectively dislodge the Boko Haram insurgents in the region.

The President also gave an assurance that his administration will use all legitimate means at its disposal to end the menace of deadly attacks by the terrorist group in the region.

A total of 174 students comprising of 70 Army officers, 43 Navy, 31 Air Force officers, 21 allied officers from some West African countries and 9 paramilitary personnel, enrolled for the course on July 30 2014.

According to Commandant of the college, Air Vice Marshal John-Chris Ifemeje, the high number of international students that have enrolled in the college strengthens the idea of African brotherliness and regional cooperation which were necessary for the security of the continent.

The Vice President lauded men of the Armed Forces for the bold and courageous steps taken so far in the ongoing war against terror.

Osinbajo also reminded the officers to make good use of the skills and knowledge they have acquired from the college, as most of them would be deployed in crisis-prone areas within or outside the country.

He urged them to remain apolitical and neutral while discharging their constitutional roles at all times.

The AFCSC was established to offer increased capacity for academic and professional training of military officers and other ranks of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

Since its inception in 1976, the college has graduated a total of 3,060 officers, including officers drawn from 28 African countries and other paramilitary agencies.

FG Spends 100 Billion Naira On Education Annually – Sambo

Namadi-Sambo.jpg1electionNigeria’s Vice President (VP), Namadi Sambo has said that the Federal Government spends about 100 billion naira annually on educational projects across the Nigerian Universities.

The VP, at a foundation laying ceremony of Dame Patience Jonathan’s 360 beds female hostel block, and the Modern International Conference Center of the Bayero University, Kano, said 1.5 trillion naira from the Presidential Support Fund on education has already been approved to cater for the needs of Nigerian Universities and other tertiary institutions.

Vice President, Namadi Sambo who said courtesy of their administration’s transformational agenda, ”projects like this will continue to full all the Nigerian universities and other tertiary institutions”.

In an interactive session with members of the University Community, the VP said, in order to realise the Nigeria’s vision 2020, the Federal Government has paid special attention to the education sector, through the award of various projects costing billions of naira.

Meanwhile, the University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Abubakar Rasheed told the Vice President that the university had in the last four years been repositioned from an art based, to a science based university, with the introduction of about 40 new departments and research centers.

The VP was accompanied by the Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau and Minister for Special Duty, Tanimu Turaki.

Jonathan Promises More Support To Delta State In Campaign Speech

campaignAs political campaigns continue with few days to Nigeria’s general elections, the People Democratic Party (PDP) has taken its campaign to Delta state in the south south region of the oil rich nation.

At the campaign venue on Wednesday, the presidential candidate of the PDP, President Goodluck Jonathan, promised that the state would encounter more support from his government in all areas of the economy if voted in.

The Delta State Government has asked schools to close down on Wednesday as President Goodluck Jonathan visits Asaba, the state capital, for the presidential campaign rally of the PDP.

The Commissioner for Information, Mr Chike Ogeah, confirmed that Wednesday had been declared a public holiday to enable citizens of the state to welcome President Jonathan.

The declaration of the public holiday came as the Goodluck Support Group said it would shut down the entire state to welcome the Peoples Democratic Party presidential campaign team to the state.

The national chairman of the party is confident that Deltans are in support of the Jonathan and Sambo bid. This is corroborated by the PDP governorship flag bearer in delta state.

The president, who spoke in an official language in the Niger delta, promised to improve the maritime sector in the state.

His wife, Patience Jonathan, wooed the women and youth to cast their votes for the PDP.

Music artistes and members of the Nollywood were also at the venue to throw their weight behind President Jonathan and his Vice for another term in office.

They say the entertainment sector had had 100 per cent improvement since the Jonathan administration kicked off.

APC’s Osinbajo Harps On Fair And Just Governance

osinbajoThe Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has stressed the need for everyone saddled with the leadership of any people to strive to provide fair and just governance.

Professor Osinbajo was speaking on Wednesday on the topic ‘Harmonising Virtues to Gain Heaven and Earthly Prosperity’ at the 73rd birthday lecture series of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye held in Lagos.

The APC’s Vice Presidential candidate was the guest speaker for the day.

He is one of the top pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and now the Vice Presidential candidate of the APC. In his speech, he urged believers to show love to their enemies and care for the vulnerable.

‘Sacrifice Of Personal Ambitions’

Professor Osinbajo emphasised that every nation had its challenges but also has the enormous capacity to subdue them.

“Serving others is sacrifice of personal ambitions for the good of others. The sacrifice of personal ambitions is crucial and a way of greatness,” the pastor said.

The RCCG Pastor also told the gathering that they had the power to question government activities, stressing that those in power were elected by the people to serve.

“We have been placed in positions of greater significance. If we choose to, we have the power to influence government; to say to the government, why do we not have free healthcare for the poor ? Why do we not have free education?  Why are you not providing for the elderly who are poor and for the people with disability who are poor?’’

The Professor also emphasised the need to have integrity, explaining that without it, there was no way believers could show leadership and attain significance.

He also added that “one of the big problems that we have in our nation today is an absence of integrity. It underlines every single failure of government”.

Pastor Adeboye while addressing the gathering pleaded with everyone to yield to Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

The lecture lasted for an hour.