Sunday, December 21, 2014
It was a night of Naira rain, Saturday, as President Goodluck Jonathan's re-election fund raiser recorded over N21billion.
Some of the donors include businessmen, multinational organisations, governors and
The sum raised yesterday was apart from the pledges made by anonymous donors.
The Peoples Democratic Party Fund Raising Dinner was held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Mr. Tunde Ayeni who chaired the occassion threw the event open with a donation of N2bn on behalf of himself and unnamed friends while the forum of governors under the aegis of the
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, donated N1.05billion.
The Bauchi State Governor, Isa Yuguda, who spoke on behalf of the PDP governors, said 21
governors donated N50m each.
Some of the donations are: Oil and Gas sector, N5bn; Transport and Aviation, N1bn; Food and Agriculture, N500m; Power, N500m; Construction, N310m; Road Construction, N250m;
those in Real Estate and Building donated N4bn;
National Automative Association, N450m; and
Shelter Development Limited, N250m.
Speaking at the occassion, Chairman of the fundraiser committee, Prof. Jerry Gana who
donated N5billion on behalf of himself and his
friends, warned that the 2015 general elections would be keenly contested and urged the party not to underestimate their opponents.
President Goodluck Jonathan in a brief remark thanked the donors and pledged that the fun raised would be judiciously utilised.
The National Chairman of the PDP, Adamu Mu'azu, in his speech reiterated that "Power and glory come from God" adding that " those who have won should involve everybody in their campaigns in order to make them family campaigns".
The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has distributed not less than 80,000 chickens and 100,000 bags of rice to Ekiti
residents between Thursday and Friday.
His Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday in Ado-Ekiti, said the Christmas
largesse, including cash gifts, were distributed under the Stomach Infrastructure programme.
He said people of the state, who besieged the Governor's Office and those who had theirs delivered to them at their homes,
were amazed by Fayose's generosity.
Adelusi added that, "Some of the elderly, who could not hide their joy at the rare opportunity of having to celebrate the season with the package, poured torrents o prayers on the man they referred to as supporter of the common man.
"As early as 10am, the governor, alongside several members of staff, had started distributing the package to the people who
kept appearing in their multitude."
The CPS said some of the beneficiaries noted that the gesture had reaffirmed the
governor as a grass roots man to the core.
"They showed appreciation to the governor for putting himself in the shoes of the common man who may find it difficult to
prepare a sumptuous meal for his family at this period of festivity," he added.
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was in stable condition after being hospitalized with a "mild" case of pneumonia, his spokesman Bob Gunnell said Saturday night.
The 72-year-old Ali was admitted Saturday and isn't expected to remain in the hospital long, Gunnell said.
"He was admitted earlier this morning and because the pneumonia was caught early,
his prognosis is good with a short hospital stay expected," he said.
Gunnell said Ali is being treated by a "team of doctors" but did not go into detail or say where Ali was admitted.
Ali appeared in public in September when he attended the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian
Awards in Louisville, Kentucky where he keeps a home.
Marco Reus Offered To Be Chauffeured By German Model Following Driving Ban... (but only if he leaves Borussia Dortmund for Bayern Munich!)
Marco Reus may have had a bumpy time of it recently, but the Borussia Dortmund talisman
could well and truly live life in the fast lane in the most random of circumstances.
Earlier in the week, the 25-year-old was fined £427,000 for being found guilty of driving without a license by the German authorities.
As a result of his misdemeanours Reus has
subsequently been banned from getting behind a wheel - an obvious hindrance to his everyday life.
However, according to Vietnamese website Bondgaplus the mercurial forward has been
offered help by a clamour of women to be his chaffeur - including glamourous German model Jordan Carver.
'Marco, my beloved. I am not only willing to be your chaffeur 24/7, but I can help you get your
driver's licence back,' Carver reportedly said.
'Just agree to the following conditions: either love me or you have to move from Dortmund to
Bayern. I'm slightly greedy, but both options are awesome!'
A woman who wishes to remain anonymous sent Bella Naija an email.
According to her email, she and Star Boy music act Wizkid are seeing each other and recently
had 'an adventurous night at Eko Hotel'. In her account of the alleged relationship she details
their night and even has words for Wizkid's girlfriend Tania Omotayo plus pictures she claims as proof.
Read her email below:
'I've been seeing wizkid for a long time. He always invites me to Lagos.
We had an adventurous night at eko hotel. Very intimate, we had drinks cuddled, got down and dirty, and he spoiled me with holiday treats and gifts. I choose to stay anonymou so I am using a friends email addy to send dis in. You can see his
starboy tattoo, his Rolex, his
Porsche, and laptop. Please writ dis on d post. 'In my bed' my baby Ayodeji. Me and Wizkid have been together for many months. I alway have a lovely time wiv him in Lagos. @TaniaOmotayo, if he does
this while u are in Lagos, imagine what we do when he comes to my city. He will nvr stop wanting my body in his bed. Lol. She should not disturb my life when I'm wiv my boo.
Proof so she will not continue to
deceive herself. We love ourselves. He picked me up in his Porsche, we stayed at eko, watched movies on his laptop. He loves to taste me so Tania, how do I taste on his lips?'
Here are pictures of General Muhammadu Buhari's supporters At Nigeria House in London. It seems the 2015 general elections promises to be a mouth-watering one.
Gareth Bale completed an extraordinary hat-
trick of cup final goals to help earn Real Madrid
the crown of World Club Champions ending an
incredible year of success for the Welsh
international and his team-mates. He also
scored in the European Cup and the Spanish
Cup finals in 2014.
Bale ran onto an Isco pass six minutes into the
second half and fired low under the diving body
of San Lorenzo keeper Sebastian Torrico to
double Real Madrid's lead. Sergio Ramos had
crashed a header home in the first half from a
Toni Kroos corner to put Madrid in front.
It was the same combination that got them to
the Club World Cup in the first place. In Lisbon
last May Ramos' injury time header equalised
the Champions League final against Atletico
Madrid and Bale scored in extra-time to finally
put Carlo Ancelotti's side ahead.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Sir Elton John has joined Instagram, and his first
post? An invite to his wedding.
The legendary singer is marrying his civil partner David Furnish on Sunday 21st December, and he wants the whole world to attend.
Sir Elton John and David Furnish request the pleasure of your company to celebrate their wedding on Sunday the 21st of December,' reads the invite.
The caption read: 'Please join us this Sunday @DavidFurnish and I will be posting special moments from our big day. #ShareTheLove #EltonJohn #DavidFurnish'
They entered a civil partnership on December 21, 2005 and now on their nine-year anniversary
they plan to officially wed.
A rep for the singer confirmed the news to People magazine.
Furnish had earlier hinted to The Las Vegas Review Journal that the couple might be planning a May wedding - same sex marriages became legal in March in England.
Liverpool starlet Raheem Sterling has won Tuttosport's prestigious Golden Boy award for 2014, becoming the first English recipient since Wayne Rooney in 2004.
Sterling has been recognised for a stellar 2014 that saw him play a key role in Liverpool's surprise tilt at the Premier League title last season and establish himself as a regular starter
The 20-year-old saw off competition from Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj an Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, as well as Liverpool team-mates Lazar Markovic and Divock Origi.
"It's a great achievement to win such an award, Sterling told Liverpool's official website. "It's a really happy feeling for me and my family, of course.
"Something I've always wanted to do is to work hard playing football and try to be recognised.
I'm really grateful that people have shown me this recognition.
"It's down to hard work. I'm really happy that people are recognising that I'm trying to work hard and do my best for this football club. I'm really grateful for this award."
Previous winners include Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas and Sergio Aguero, and Sterling insists he still has a long way to go in order to fulfil his potential.
"There's always room for improvement," he admitted. "At this moment in time, I should have a few more goals, but I've not taken some of my chances. But I'm young and learning all the time.
"This award just shows that hard work gets you where you want to be, and that I'm on the right
track for where I want to be in my career.
Hopefully I can just keep working hard and try to take my game to the next level."