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Thursday, 15 November 2018

Meet the owner of Instablog9ja - John Abayomi Aruleba

Popular instagram blog, Instablog9ja broke into the media scene in 2015 alongside many other blogs but is widely considered the most successful news blog on instagram.
 
 
For years, many have wondered who the mystery person behind the instagram blog was, with so many names thrown around...and none, until now, has been right. Being anonymous was obviously important to the creator of instablog but we think it's time everyone knows the man behind the IG blog.
 
The owner of instablog9ja is John Abayomi, a former online editor of Vanguard news and current online editor of Punch. He is also a Social media strategist, creative content developer, documentary producer and SEO expert.

John is a 2002 graduate of University of Agriculture and has a Master's Degree in New Media & Society, Communication and Media Studies from University of Leicester UK in 2014. He also holds an international Broadcast Presentation certificate and Broadcast Journalism from Radio Nigeria training school, Lagos.
 
 
His experience in news editing, his degree in new media and communication and his training in broadcast journalism is what has pushed his platform instablog9ja into the success it is today and we think it's time for John Abayomi Aruleba to take the stage and take a bow.
 

Copied and paste from  Linda ikeji's blog πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ˜‚

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

GOVERNORSHIP: APPROVED APC MODE OF PRIMARIES

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the mode of primaries for Saturday, September 29th, 2018 governorship primary elections scheduled to hold across the thirty-six states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

S/No. STATE RESOLUTION ON MODE OF PRIMARIES TO BE ADOPTED
1. ABIA DIRECT PRIMARIES
2. ADAMAWA INDIRECT PRIMARIES
3. AKWA IBOM DIRECT PRIMARIES
4. ANAMBRA DIRECT PRIMARIES
5. BAUCHI DIRECT PRIMARIES
6. BAYELSA DIRECT PRIMARIES
7. BENUE INDIRECT PRIMARIES
8. BORNO INDIRECT PRIMARIES
9. CROSSRIVER DIRECT PRIMARIES
10. DELTA INDIRECT PRIMARIES
11. EBONYI INDIRECT PRIMARIES
12. ENUGU INDIRECT PRIMARIES
13. EDO DIRECT PRIMARIES
14. EKITI DIRECT PRIMARIES
15. GOMBE INDIRECT PRIMARIES
16. IMO DIRECT PRIMARIES
17. JIGAWA INDIRECT PRIMARIES
18. KADUNA INDIRECT PRIMARIES
19. KANO DIRECT PRIMARIES
20. KASTINA INDIRECT PRIMARIES
21. KEBBI INDIRECT PRIMARIES
22. KOGI INDIRECT PRIMARIES
23. KWARA INDIRECT PRIMARIES
24. LAGOS  DIRECT PRIMARIES
25. NASARAWA INDIRECT PRIMARIES
26. NIGER DIRECT PRIMARIES
27. OGUN DIRECT PRIMARIES
28. ONDO DIRECT PRIMARIES
29. OSUN DIRECT PRIMARIES
30. OYO INDIRECT PRIMARIES
31. PLATEAU INDIRECT PRIMARIES
32. RIVERS INDIRECT PRIMARIES
33. SOKOTO INDIRECT PRIMARIES
34. TARABA DIRECT PRIMARIES
35. YOBE INDIRECT PRIMARIES
36. ZAMFARA DIRECT PRIMARIES
37. FCT DIRECT PRIMARIES
NOTE: The National Working Committee (NWC) has banned the Adamawa State Working Committee from participating either as delegates or superintendents over the governorship primaries holding in the State. This is due to the fact that the Adamawa State Working Committee was prejudiced in favour of a governorship aspirant.

SIGNED:

Mr. Yekini Nabena

Ag. National Publicity Secretary

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Osun Gubernatorial Election 2018: INEC Makes Official Announcement Of Results By Ridwan Balogun

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has started reeling out results from different local government areas. The electoral body has pruned down the list to five parties from the total number of forty eight (48) that participated.
The parties whose results are being announced are APC, PDP, ADP, ADC and SDP. The results announced thus far are;

Election results being announced by Prof. Oyelabi, Osun State's Returning Electoral Commissioner. Photo Credit: thecable
Boluwaduro LGA

APC- 3843

ADC- 69

ADP- 858

PDP- 3779

SDP- 1766

Atakunmosa West LGA

APC- 5019

ADC- 106

ADP- 718

PDP- 5401

SDP- 1570

Ifedayo Local Government Area

APC- 3182

ADC- 52

ADP- 176

PDP- 3374

SDP- 1377

Ede South LGA

ADC 83

ADP 357

APC 4512

PDP 16793

SDP 855

Orolu LGA

ADC 79

ADP 388

APC 5442

PDP 7776

SDP 2043

Obokun LGA

ADC – 106

ADP – 663

APC – 7229

PDP – 10869

SDP – 1907

Ilesa East

ADC – 18

ADP – 1275

APC – 9790

PDP – 8244

SDP -3720

Boripe LGA

Total Registered Voters – 57, 397

Accredited: 25, 045

Parties Total Votes:

ADC – 137

ADP – 1137

APC – 11, 655

PDP – 6, 892

SDP – 2730

Ilesa West

ADC 127

ADP 2363

APC 7251

PDP 8286

SDP 2408

Oriade LGA

ADC 109

ADP 1224

APC 9778

PDP 10109

SDP 2265

Ila LGA

ADC 96
ADP 183

APC 8403

PDP 8241

SDP 3134

Isokan LG

ADC 56

ADP 682

APC 7297

PDP 9048

SDP 3460

Odo Otin LGA

ADC 1034

ADP 1112

APC 9996

PDP 9879

SDP. 294

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Lagos 2019: Ambode Insists, says “I’ll Go For Primary”

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
The battle on who gets the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State continued on Wednesday with the party leadership mounting pressure on the incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, to drop his second term bid and endorse his opponent, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Sanwo-Olu came into reckoning in Lagos politics after he obtained the state governorship form last Tuesday and immediately got the backing of the Mandate Movement in the Lagos APC.

The Mandate Movement is led by the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who was Ambode's political godfather.

The chairmen of the 57 councils had also declared support for Sanwo-Olu.

The governor and Tinubu have been in the news in the past few days because of an alleged rift over the second term bid of Ambode.

Tinubu had refused to back Ambode's second term ambition despite pleas by notable people in the state and the country.

Sanwo-Olu, a former commissioner in the state, on Sunday formally declared his intention to vie for the Lagos State governorship ticket of the APC, promising to restore the glory of the state when he was voted in as the governor.

Notable APC leaders in the state, who were either allies of Tinubu or his followers, were at the declaration.

On Monday, Ambode's wife, Bolanle had tried to save her husband's job when she met with Tinubu in Osun State and tried to pacify him to change his mind. The meeting did not yield positive result.

Our correspondent learnt that both the state and national leaders of the party met on Wednesday and mounted pressure on the Lagos governor to accept the decision of the state party leaders.

It was gathered that Ambode, however, told them that he would prefer to go ahead with the direct primary option of the party in the state.

A source said, "Ambode was told to step down and forget his second term ambition. He was told to publicly endorse Sanwo-Olu as his successor. He was promised a ministerial appointment after the APC might have won the presidential election. He was even told to pick a ministry of his choice.

"But Ambode seemed not to be pleased with the directives of the leaders as he declined the ministerial dangle. He also told them to allow the APC primary process to continue as planned. For now, the meeting is still continuing and there is no compromise in sight."

Our correspondent also learnt on Wednesday that Ambode had instructed his camp not to speak to any journalist and wait for the electoral process to pan out.

"We told him that he might likely lose if he decided not to fight back, but he just smiled," another source said.

However, it was gathered that the state APC leaders were still insisting that Ambode must go as of Wednesday evening.

Also, it was gathered that the meeting of the Governor's Advisory Council, the APC's highest advisory political organ, which held in Lagos, did not discuss Ambode's issue.

It was gathered that the body was supposed to advise the party on the choice between Ambode and Sanwo-Olu and its implication for the party.

There had been reports that the verdict of the body would seal the fate of both Ambode and Sanwo-Olu
.

A source said the meeting merely took briefing on the three aspirants – Ambode, Sanwo-Olu and Dr Femi Hamzat – and later discussed Osun State governorship election.

The body was also said to have advised the party to shift the primary to September 29, 2018, instead of the September 25 it planned to hold the primary.

The source said, "Asiwaju, the governor, as well as the two other aspirants were not present at the meeting. A briefing on the profile of the aspirants was taken and advice was given that the primary be shifted to September 29.

"The body will meet again on Saturday when members will discuss more on the aspirants."

Pro-Ambode demonstration holds in Lagos

Meawhile, some residents of Lagos State took to the street on Wednesday to protest against Tinubu's refusal to back Ambode

The protesters, who stormed the secretariat of the Ikeja Local Government Area in Ikeja, said the incumbent governor deserved automatic ticket.

One of the protesters, Mr Charles Akube, said Ambode's infrastructural development projects were enough to earn him a second term.

He said, "Tinubu should not use politics to spoil the development going on in Lagos. Ambode has done enough to get a second term."

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Tinubu is very Greedy, I can’t continue sharing Lagos Money with him – Ambode breaks silence

The Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has finally speak up on rift between him and Asiwaju Tinubu, the godfather of Lagos politics.

It should be recall that Tinubu is the only person who command who should be governor in Lagos State, according to reports, those whom he had made governors started from Fashola are very loyal to him till date. 

But trouble started when he dumped the present governor, Ambode, who is seeking for second term in office.

Daily Sun reported that Tinubu dumped Ambode and endorse Mr Babajide Sanwoolu for 2019 governorship race in the state

Ambode who has been pushed to the wall for seeking a re-election has finally speak up.

In a recent revelation with The Boss Newspaper, Ambode exposes how Tinubu wants more share from Lagos purse.

Ambode allegedly said when he denied him the access, Tinubu was not happy with him. According to him, Tinubu told him that he will not smell the sit again for trying to play smart

Tinubu is a strong man and a master, I'm very proud of him, but pushing me around like a page boy is what I don't like. I have been keeping quite, I think is time to speak up.

"I will win 2019 election, with his or without his help, Ambode warned.



Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu vs Minister Babatunde Raji Fashola

Indeed, His Loyalty Has Been Tested!

When during his ministerial screening a question on loyalty was posed to him, many laughed off his response; others deep enough had the intuitive pushing to reflect over it. Yet, it was too weighty to digest within a few days let alone hours after it was pronounced. "May our loyalty never be tested", was the bit he said and left the imperative of the statement to travel as far as it could.

One of his colleague governors used to say to me: "I wish I had Fashola's kind of political maturity. That guy is in a class of his own." You can flaunt your closeness to Fashola in the best way possible. But he won't let you abuse it and one of the ways is by preventing you from saying anything untoward about Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Try it and you would be shocked what instant reply you get.

"Please, never you speak ill of my oga", he is wont to say at all times. But guess what? They've had their differences, even after office. A prominent politician once told of how Lagos natives tried to co-opt BRF into decimating Tinubu's political dynasty and by implication, emancipating the state. This was as a governor. He was shocked how BRF changed the topic and discharged them immediately. "He acted as though we were recording him", he said, disappointed however. 

Only recently, a northern governor hinted me that a prominent Lagos politician said to him recently that compared to the incumbent Governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode, Fashola is a saint. Wouldn't you smile hearing that? Well, something that confirms this happened yesterday at the Osun APC rally.

BRF arrived at the venue yet to wear his signature agbada, while Asiwaju allegedly had his in his hands waiting to adorn it. Just as BRF was about to wear his, Asiwaju called him and asked him to bring it in exchange for his. The swap was done before the glare of the crowd and that, to the students of power and politics, was a symbolic transfer of leadership mantle, even as Ambode watched. Mind you, Governor Rauf Aregbesola remains the indisputable political general.

Although another version of this spectacle had claimed BRF came to the venue without an agbada and Asiwaju offered his, while someone else offered another to Asiwaju. That story has been dismissed by my sources as incorrect; that a deliberate swap was done.

Whichever one you buy, what is important is the significance of the action, when placed side-by-side the timing. Indeed, Fashola's loyalty has been tested time and time again and he is an affirmation of the assertion that bibire (noble upbringing) is not what you get to buy at a corner shop. You either have it or not. 

It is not that he doesn't have his personal failings, but he has continued to strive to live above board. It was by choice that he refused to partake in high level politicking, some of which could have shown brazen disdain for Asiwaju. Even when his colleagues and friends complain he is pushing back from fighting, he dismisses their grievances, because for him, he is an administrator and only his work he would face. 

You must know BRF to appreciate him. He is an Omoluabi to the core!

Monday, 17 September 2018

King Saheed Ademola Elegushi And Chief Olalekan Dosunmu settles their rifts

King Saheed Elegushi 'King Gushi ' and friend Chief Olalekan Dosunmu 'Akinshiku of Lagos' settles their rifts this evening at King Daheed Ademola Elegushi 's kingdom 'Gushi's Palace'in Ikate Land.

Dignitaries Present: Chief Opeluwa, Aremo Adesegun Oniru, Chief Kosoko , Chief Aromashadun amongst others. 

The two jolly friends were said to have issues with reason best known to them, it took months to calm both friends,
but like the saying what will be will be.

We are glad they've  both settled πŸ’ƒπŸ»

now let's watch out for the Swags of both of them at eventsπŸ‘…πŸ˜‚ chai! I love their charisma, I can't wait to report their first OUTING πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚