#APCDEDICES: Meet Buhari’s running mate, Prof Yemi Osinbajo

Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Wednesday, emerged the running mate to the All Progressives Congress Presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.

Here is a profile of the former Lagos State Attorney General and a Snr. Pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG).

Prof Yemi OsinbajoYemi Osinbajo, 55, is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Senior Partner in the Law firm of Simmons Cooper Partners.

His tertiary education was at the University of Lagos and the London School of Economics where he obtained the LLB and LLM degrees respectively.

He was appointed the Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in 1999 and reappointed for a second term in 2003. During the period of his public service, he commenced the Lagos State justice reform project. A prominent feature of that project was the establishment of the Directorate for Citizens’ Rights (DCR) which provides free legal services and legal representation to indigent citizens of the state. This initiative gave a voice to many who would otherwise not have a way to access their rights.

Prior to that appointment, Osinbajo, a Professor of Law, was the Head of Public Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. Read more

@rccghq is not affiliated nor represented by @rccgworldwide. ~ @PastorEAAdeboye

“On behalf of The Governing Council of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, we would like to inform the public that RCCG is not affiliated nor represented by @rccgworldwide. The church’s official twitter page is @rccghq. The church cherishes the right of all citizens to participate in the democratic process to vote.” ~Pastor E.A. Adeboye

According to the RCCG website www.rccg.org, the official Twitter handle is @rccghq.

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Expectations high as Pastor Adeboye visits Vanguard tomorrow » 18th December 2014

AS management and staff of Vanguard Media Limited, publisher of Vanguard Newspapers put finishing touches to arrangements to host the most influential religious leader in the country, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye tomorrow, expectations are high for superlative blessings for the new year.

Barely four days after the Holy Ghost Congress was held at the Redemption camp, Vanguard Media Limited will play host to Pastor Adeboye at its annual thanksgiving service, where members of staff of the company offer thanksgiving to the Almighty God for His wonderful works in the life of the company, management, and staff in the out-going year.

Pastor-Enoch-Adeboye.jpgThe company’s Assistant General Manager, Brands, Mr. Fred Odueme said, yesterday, that it is indeed a great privilege to host an eminent man of God of Pastor Adeboye’s calibre, and expectations are high because “we are preparing to tap from the monumental anointing from the just concluded Holy Ghost Congress.

“There is no doubt that every member of the Vanguard family is expecting superlative blessings that propel us into the new year and of course, you can be sure that the company will definitely move to greater heights,” he noted.

He stressed that when the heavens open there is bound to be a rain of blessing on the people who have been part of the Vanguard success story.

According to him, “the staff of the company are ready for the programme and many friends of the company have been calling to make enquiries if they can be part of the annual revival. So, we are expecting a lot of people at the programme who are eager to thank God and tap from the anointing of the man of God.”

It will be recalled that Pastor Adeboye was in Vanguard four years ago as the guest speaker at the company’s end of year’s thanksgiving service where he declared that Vanguard is one of the three Nigeria newspapers he takes delight in reading for its incisive presentation and unbiased reporting of news.

 

 

SOURCE: Vanguard

Its OFFICIAL: Muhammadu Buhari Chooses Professor Yemi Osinbajo As Running Mate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has chosen Professor Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate in the 2015 presidential election scheduled for February 14, 2015.

Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd.) unveiled his running mate, Prof Yemi Osinbajo at the APC Secretariat, Abuja. Photo Credit: @eggheader

Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd.) unveiled his running mate, Prof Yemi Osinbajo at the APC Secretariat, Abuja. Photo Credit: @eggheader

INTERVIEW: Everything about me is MUSIC – Anthonia Shodunke a.k.a ‘TONIA

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Enjoy the yuletide season to the fullest, but just like my song #AfricanChristmas says; Let’s share the LOVE, let’s spread the GOODNEWS, Jesus Christ is the reason for the season; we must never forget that.

Q: PLEASE CAN WE MEET YOU?
Anthonia Shodunke  (3)My name is Anthonia Shodunke but popularly known on stage and otherwise as ‘TONIA.

Q: HOW DID YOU COME INTO THE MUSIC MINISTRY?

 

Well, I would say music has always been me! Everything about me is MUSIC. Right from a very tender age, I have always loved to sing and I derive so much pleasure from it. I used to accompany my elder sisters then to choir rehearsals and it was on one of such occasions that the choir leader, then, Mr Armstrong Ileti, walked by me while a song was being taught and I was singing. All of a sudden he stopped and was listening. Suspecting he was listening to me, I froze and stopped singing!lol. (he may not even remember this incidence) But, I remember he said “No, no, no…go on singing” #reflectivesmile…. . and just as I did, without a word, he walked away, picked up a microphone and handed it over to me; saying ” you have a very beautiful voice”!! Lol. That was it; from that day I became one of the lead singers! Since then I’ve been schooled and trained, I started writing songs, and…..here I am! Lol

Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOUR TWO RECENT SONGS: MADUPE AND AFRICAN CHRISTMAS?

It’s Christmas Time… this song sets the Christmas mood right and ushers us into the Christmas season

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VIDEO: RCCG 2014 Holy Ghost Congress (THANKSGIVING SERVICE)

VIDEO: RCCG 2014 Holy Ghost Congress > THANKSGIVING SERVICE  > Theme: The Great Shepherd 

RCCG 2014 HOLY GHOST CONGRESS

Prayer Points from RCCG 2014 Holy Ghost Congress Day 6 (Holy Communion and Anointing Service)

Theme: The Great Shepherd.

By Pastor E.A Adeboye

1. Father! Make me whole body, soul, and spirit.

2. Father! Make me a channel of blessing.

3. Father! Let your Holy Spirit come down mightily on me.

4. Father! From now on, everything I touch, let it prosper mightily.

5. Father! As a result of tonight’s anointing, get ride of all my enemies.

6. Father! The grace to be grateful, give to me right now.

VIDEO: African Christmas by ‘Tonia

It’s Christmas Time… this song sets the Christmas mood right and ushers us into the Christmas season

Introducing ADOPT-A-CAMP @AdoptCamp

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About Adopt-A-Camp
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The Adopt-A-Camp project was birthed in view of the growing number of Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria. This increase has been largely due to the recent spate of insurgency in Nigeria which leaves many dead or injured, and several displaced.?

Adopt-A-Camp Trailer (Full documentary coming soon).

?Adopt-A-Camp seeks to complement ongoing efforts in assisting IDPs through an holistic support framework. This will be achieved by seeking and gathering assistance from well-meaning individuals and credible organizations, who wish to contribute their quota, no matter how small, to ensure IDPs have better living standard while anticipating an end to insurgency so they (IDPs) can either return to their homes or reintegrate well into their host communities.

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Prayer Points from RCCG 2014 Holy Ghost Congress (Day 5)

1. Praise Him that you are here tonight
2. Lift your voice to Him and say Father! I surrender my all to You, use me for Your glory
3. Father! Everything that will not allow me to serve You-sickness, poverty, bondage, destroy tonight
4. Father! Since my enemies are Your enemies, deal with them Yourself in any way You deem fit
5. Father! Bless me beyond my wildest imagination
6. Before this year ends, Father! Please fulfil all Your promises to me
7. Personal requests

#APCDecides: Buhari not only APC’s candidate but the choice of Nigerians –Aregbesola

OGBENI RAUF AREGBESOLA

OGBENI RAUF AREGBESOLA, OSUN STATE GOVERNOR

*Gov congratulates ex-Head of State; predicts victory for APC

The Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has said that the emergence of former Head of State, Gen Muhammadu Buhari as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress is the best democratic pill to galvanise Nigerians towards the needed change.

He said the former Head of State is not just the candidate of the APC but that of the entire Nigerians who have been yearning for a dramatic and total change.

Aregbesola said the decision by all party men and women to elect the former head of state demonstrates the commitment to presenting a candidate who would not only win the presidential election but go ahead to rescue Nigeria from the present quagmire anti-democratic and anti-development elements had brought her in more than a decade and a half.

Aregbesola, in a statement by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy in the Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, was quoted as speaking shortly after the declaration of Gen Muhammadu Buhari as the presidential candidate of the APC after a keenly contested primary held in Lagos.

Muhammadu Buhari APC“We must congratulate Nigerians for the emergence of Gen Muhammadu Buhari as the presidential candidate of our party. The excitements, commendations and jubilations that have greeted the election and consequently the announcement of Gen Muhammadu Buhari are clear demonstrations of the fact that Nigerians have been anxious and now poised for an immediate change in Nigeria.

“It is clear now that Nigerians are determined to jettison their religious, tribal, partisan and other mundane interests to rally support for our candidate. Gen Muhammadu Buhari, I can confidently say, is not just the candidate of the All Progressives Congress but the popular choice of entire Nigerians,” Aregbesola was quoted as saying. Read more

#APCdecides: Muhammadu Buhari’s acceptance speech as the APC Presidential flagbearer (TEXT + VIDEO)

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Text of Muhammadu Buhari’s acceptance speech as the APC Presidential flagbearer.
Thursday, 11th December 2014

 

Time to rebuild Nigeria

Muhammadu Buhari APCThe National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, National leaders of the APC, Members of the National Executive Council of the APC, Your Excellencies, State Governors, Distinguished Senators, Honourable Members of the House of Representatives and Assemblies, The Chairman and Members of the Convention Committee, State and Local Government Chairmen of the APC, Distinguished Delegates, Members of the Press, Invited Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.

1. First of all, I wish to express my gratitude to the Chairman and members of the Convention Committee for planning and conducting a hitch-free convention. The same appreciation goes to the chairmen of National and State Executive Councils of our party. Thank you very much for doing an excellent job.

2. I would like to pay tribute to Chief Bisi Akande the first chairman of APC and his National Executive for managing the party in its early stages.

3. I also wish to commend Lagos State Government and state party for hosting this convention. Time was when people feared to come to Lagos. Today, Lagos is the cleanest and dare I say safest city in Nigeria. This achievement is due to the leadership and strength of purpose of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Chief Babatunde
Fashola the two Governors since 1999 and their team of professionals for this wonderful transformation Nigeria greets you!

Muhammadu Buhari 24. The outcome of the presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress is a demonstration of democracy at work. It is testimony to the fact that democracy as a concept is greater than the interests of individuals in a free and functional political system. What has just happened is not about winning or losing but about the triumph of liberty, freedom of choice and association, which are hallmarks of democracy. Read more

Prayer Points from RCCG 2014 Holy Ghost Congress (Day 4) + VIDEO

By Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Theme: The Great Shepherd 
1) Praise Him because He always answers prayers.
2) Father! Just have mercy on me.
3) Father! Out of Your love for me, give me my miracles.
4) Father! Demonstrate Your almightiness in my situation tonight.
5) Father! Please remember me tonight.
6) Father! Be glorified in my life, more and evermore.
7) Personal request.

 

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FOR THE RECORDS: General Buhari’s Speech At The APC National Convention 2014 #APCDecides

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Personal ambition does not drive me in this regard. I seek to be the next president of our beloved nation because I believe I have something to offer Nigeria at this time of multiple crises. Insecurity, corruption, and economic collapse have brought the nation low. Time is past due that we work together to lift Nigeria up. I am ready to lead Nigeria to its rightful future.

 

My Dear Delegates,

As you gather for our convention, please remember that history, change and the hopes of Nigeria are there with you. They are there to ask you to perform according to your best judgment and patriotic conscience. I also ask you to do the same.

buhariWe seek a new Nigeria. It starts with us. It starts today. I have placed myself before you seeking your help to nominate me as your standard bearer for our progressive party, APC.

Personal ambition does not drive me in this regard. I seek to be the next president of our beloved nation because I believe I have something to offer Nigeria at this time of multiple crises. Insecurity, corruption, and economic collapse have brought the nation low. Time is past due that we work together to lift Nigeria up. I am ready to lead Nigeria to its rightful future.

I have always served Nigeria to the best of my ability. I have always tried to give more to the nation than it has given me. This is the principle of service that has guided my public life. Thus, I am not a rich person. I can’t give you a fistful of dollars or naira to purchase your support. Even if I could, I would not do so. The fate of this nation is not up for sale. Read more

President Jonathan’s acceptance speech at the PDP Presidential Convention 2014

Acceptance Speech by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR On His Victory at the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2014 National Convention Eagle Square, Abuja

 

 

Wednesday 10th – Thursday 11th December  2014

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  1. Mr Chairman, our dear delegates, today is another great day in the history of our great Party; The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and indeed in the history of our great Nation.

 

  1. Nothing gives me greater joy, as leader of our party, than such an opportunity as presented today, for direct interaction with so many enthusiastic and dedicated fellow party members, and may I add, all proudly dressed in our party colours and regalia.

 

  1. It is also my pleasure to be here as a delegate today and I welcome whole heartedly all our delegates, party members and all Nigerians, from across the country and beyond; including those joining us by television and online, as we gather here in the Eagle Square, to reaffirm the noble democratic traditions and foundations, that bind us together.

 

  1. I thank the Party and the Organizing Committee for a successful convention. I thank all the delegates for a smooth nomination process.

 

  1. Let me congratulate, the Chairman of our great Party, the game changer, Alhaji Ahmed Adamu Muazu. I have no doubt that the democratic process we have witnessed here today, and his confirmation as Party chairman, are both pointers to the consolidation of democracy in our country as a whole.

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#APCDecides: Atiku congratulates Buhari

Concession Speech by Atiku Abubakar, GCON, former Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, at the Convention and Presidential Primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), at the Taslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

10-11 December 2014.

 

Atiku congratulates BuhariProtocol
I heartily congratulate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari for emerging victorious in this keenly contested presidential primary election of our great Party, the APC. You ran a spirited campaign, and since the delegates have spoken, you fully deserve the victory.

I am very confident that you will provide the needed leadership to turn this country around. I have no doubt that you will work with dedicated and qualified Nigerians to protect our citizens, improve our economy, create jobs, improve education, reform governance and fight corruption. You will indeed bring the change Nigerians have been yearning for. Once more, congratulations.  Read more

#APCDecides: Muhammadu Buhari wins APC presidential primary

Muhammadu BuhariFormer Head of State, Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday won the All Progressives Congress presidential primary at the party’s national convention in Lagos, beating four other contenders.

Buhari polled 3,430 votes to beat Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, who scored 974 votes, to the second position while former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, got 954 votes to occupy the third position.

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, garnered 624 votes to stay in the fourth position and the Publisher, Leadership Newspapers, Sam Nda-Isaiah, brought up the rear with 10 votes.