Jonathan Tasks Nigerians On Transformation Agenda In New Year Message

As Nigerians mark the turn of a new year today, the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan has urged all and sundry to support his administration’s transformation drive. He particularly urged Nigerians to “include in your new year resolutions a commitment to do more this year to support the implementation of the Federal Government’s Agenda for National Transformation in every possible way. That is all I ask for”.
Full Text of the President Jonathan’s New Year’s message
Fellow Nigerians,
1. I greet and rejoice with you all as we celebrate the advent of a new year.
2. I join you all in giving thanks to God Almighty for bringing us and our beloved nation safely through the past year to the beginning of 2013 which, by His Grace, will be a much better year for us and our country.
3. In keeping with tradition, it is usual for individuals, institutions and organizations to make resolutions and set agenda as a new year begins, to guide their actions in the coming months.
4. I have already given a clear indication of the Federal Government’s agenda for 2013 in recent pronouncements. Our objective for the year is to ensure by all possible means that more of the programmes and projects envisioned by this administration, and which are already being embarked upon are further brought on stream within the next 12 months to meet the yearnings of our people, and raise the quality of life.
5. We have in the last year achieved a lot in terms of the positive transformation of vital sectors of our national life such as public infrastructure, power supply, oil and gas, transportation, education, health and agricultural development. We will continue to work diligently in 2013 to ensure that our efforts in these areas are carried forward to full fruition in fulfillment of our promise of better public services and improved living conditions for all Nigerians.
6. We will give priority attention in the coming year to flood and erosion control, the rehabilitation and expansion of existing federal roads, improved power supply, as well as the continued rehabilitation, upgrading and reactivation of the national rail network.
7. Employment generation and wealth creation will also remain a primary objective of our sociology-economic agenda for 2013. Creating more employment opportunities for our youth and graduates of our universities is an imperative that will continue to underpin our drive for massive economic growth, the rapid expansion of our manufacturing and industrial base, and the productive diversification of our national economy. In this regard, we will continue to provide the necessary enabling environment for the private sector to thrive.
8. As peace and security remain pre-requisite conditions for the full realization of our objectives, we will also do more in 2013 to further empower our security agencies who are working in collaborative partnerships with our friends in the international community to stem the scourge of terrorism in our country and enhance the security of lives and property in all parts of Nigeria.
9. I also want to assure Nigerians that we will refuse to be discouraged by those who have taken it upon themselves to pick on every initiative and effort of this administration. We remain resolutely committed to the rule of law, due process and fair play in all circumstances. Our democracy continues to grow, and the scope for human freedom continues to expand. It is an achievement that we will continue to build upon.
10. I say it again, we are determined to continue to push forward. We will do more, not less. We will remain focused.
11.For your part, dear compatriots, I urge that you all include in your new year resolutions a commitment to do more this year to support the implementation of the Federal Government’s Agenda for National Transformation in every possible way. That is all I ask for.
12. The task of making our dear nation a much better place for present and future generations cannot be left to government alone. Leaders and followers alike have critical roles to play in our march towards the fulfillment of our great national potentials.
13. Let us all therefore resolve as we celebrate the new year to place the higher interests of national unity, peace, stability and progress above all other considerations and work harder in our particular fields of human endeavour to contribute more significantly to the attainment of our collective aspirations.
14. I wish you all a happy and rewarding 2013.
15. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR
President
Federal Republic of Nigeria

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel

Another Nollywood Tragedy: Yoruba Actress Bisi Komolafe Is Dead

Reports say Nollywood actress Bisi Komolafe is dead. The actress sources say has been off movie location for some time because she was admitted at University College Hospital,Ibadan. She couldn’t shake off the ailment that had left her bed ridden for a while as she gave up the ghost on New Year’s Eve.
Sources say Komolafe’s death resulted from complications with the four-month-old pregnancy she lost.
Confirming the incident, Mr Yinka Quadri, her former boss confirmed the news just as report says that effort was being made to raise some funds for her in the hospital. Olasco, her marketer also confirmed the news of Bisi Komolafe’s death.
When Bisi komolafe was alive, she belonged to the Odunfa caucus of the Yoruba movie industry. The actress had a traditional wedding to Canadian based Tunde Ijadunola in Ibadan, Oyo state. She was very popular for her role in the movie, Igboro ti daru.
Bisi Komolafe’s death ends a year which was very tragic for Nollywood.

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel

Full video: Dbanj,Tinie Tempah,Big Sean,PushaT, Saeon, NaetoC,Burna Boy etc at Koko Concert

We’ve decided to provide this FULL video to those who missed the show as well as those looking for a recap.

The Koko Concert went down on December 27, 2012 at the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island with performances from D’banj, international artistes Tinie Tempah, Pusha T and Big Sean as well as other Nigerian artistes Naeto C, Saeon, Flowssickk, DRB Lasgisdi, Ajebutter 22, Orezi, Omo Akin, Seyi Shay, Dpzzle , Burna Boy, Shank, Dammy Krane, Lynxxx.

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHigaOVi4T4&feature=youtu.be

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel

BURNA BOY- TONIGHT (Video)

Burna Boy has been constant since the release of “Like To Party” which
gained mor popularity after the release of the video.

He followed up with “TONIGHT” and now a video which we have all been
waiting for.

The video has cameos from Saeon, Vector, General Pype, Dammy Krane,
Wizkid and a few others.

Enjoy the video!

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciOwy1RDdeU&feature=player_embedded

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel

Lami Phillips- OH HOLY NIGHT

Lami Phillips is in a great Christmas mood this year, having released two songs for lovers out there.

Lami teamed up with R&B singer Sammy and created their rendition of “Oh Holy Night” in the name of Christmas & the celebration of the birth of Christ.

DOWNLOAD LINK:: http://www.hulkshare.com/gfa57mzwgyrk

Lami Phillips  is available for phone & radio interviews.  Please contact veritasmusik@gmail.com or

Please visit Lami’s excellent website at  www.lamiphillips.com  for  much more information, including artist updates, mp3’s and contact info.

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel

Audrey Allen Foundation Motivate Nigerian Youth Beyond Entertainment Project

Audrey Allen Foundation for Children is an N.G.O (Non Governmental Organization) established to cater in the interest of the under privileged, physically challenged and abused children in the society.

Acting in the capacity of a coordinator of N.G.O’s, as it undertakes the responsibility of others N.G.O’s in the aspect of assisting them in sourcing for funds through entertainment, as it has come to its notice that must N.G.O’s in the country today are incapacitated due to lack of funds to carry out their functions.

The Foundation started with a proposed film project which is still on board,the C.E.O celebrating her birthday with the less privileged children via a fun filled party with top entertainers in Abuja.

A.A.F ( Audrey Allen Foundation) recently also went into collaboration with J.C.I ( Junior Chambers International, Nigeria, Bida Chapter) a worldwide federation of active citizens and successfully carried out a program “CATCH THEM YOUNG” an inter secondary school debate competition amongst all the senior secondary schools in Bida, Niger state, with the Theme “ My Education, My assets”. This event was held, between 16th – 20th October 2012 on the premises of The Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger state.

It all started on the 16th October 2012 with the registration of participating schools, with the total sum of 18 schools registered (private and public).

The event proper kicked off on the 18th October 2012 with a career talk to the participating students where they were educated on the various available career choices for the Nigerian youth and how to identify your career path in life and also ways of becoming self reliant. 

The following day was the beginning of the debate competition with the topic “I’ll rather be an artist than to be a scientist”. It was quite an interesting round as the students battled it out to remain in the competition with facts and opinions about the topic. By the verdict of the impartial judges 13 schools scaled through for the grand finale.

The grand finale was an exciting day as the students were thrilled to a lot of entertainment, so as to cool off the tension that was built up the previous day. The topic for the grand finale was “girl child education is a burden” (this topic was chosen due to the fact that the girl child education in the north was dwindling). It was a fierce battle but that ended with Government model Secondary school A (first position), Ndayako secondary school Bida, Niger state ( second position), Government secondary school Bida, Niger state ( third position) , respectively. 

The competition was held as a way of contributing to the educational sector, with a focus on secondary schools with the aim of “catching Them Young”, various prizes including, certificate of attendance to all participating schools, customized exercise books and pen for all participating students, wall clock, mathematical sets and the grand prize of payment of WAEC/NECO fees for the winning student. 

Another event was recently held few days back “RED & WHITE XMAS CAROL PARTY” for the children all funded by the foundation with supports from our partners, more details about it will be release soon along with musical event for the coming year involving major celebrated artists and independent.

For information and activities of the Audrey Allen Foundation For Children check out our official blog: http://www.allchildrenprojects.blogspot.com
http://www.audreyallenfoundation.com

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel

5 THINGS TO AVOID BEFORE SLEEPING

1 – DON’T SLEEP WITH A WRISTWATCH ON
Watches can emit a certain level of
radioactivity. Though small, but if
you wear your watch to bed for a
long time, it might have adverse
effects on your health.

2 – DON’T SLEEP WITH YOUR BRA ON
Scientists in America have
discovered those that wear bras
for more than 12 hours have
a higher risk of getting breast
cancer. So go to bed without it.

3 – DON’T SLEEP WITH A MOBILE PHONE
Putting the phone beside your
bed or anywhere near you is not
encouraged. Though some of us
will use phones as alarm clocks,
but please put the phone as far as
possible. Scientists have proved
that electrical items including
mobile phone and television sets
emit magnetic waves when used.
These waves can cause
disruptions to our nervous
system. Therefore if you need to
put your mobile phone near you,
switch it off first.

4 – DON’T SLEEP WITH MAKE UP ON
People who sleep with make up
might have skin problems in the
long run. Sleeping with make up
will cause the skin to have
difficulty in breathing and
problem in perspiring. You will
also need a much longer time to
go into deep sleep.
Lastly….. & Most Important,

5 – DON’T SLEEP WITH ANOTHER
PERSON’S WIFE/HUSBAND
You may never wake up again!!!

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel