Forum of Governors Network(FOG), a media outfit championing the cause of monitoring and showcasing the activities of the Nigerian state executives and their efforts in building a united and economically-sound society, in conjunction with Olusegun Obasanjo Global Foundation(OOF), a UK-based charity organization established to improve human security for all in Africa, will in London on the 8th of July 2014 convene a conference tagged “Nigeria Governors Conference London 2014” to garner global support for the socio-economic and sustainable development in Nigeria.
The theme of the conference will be “Promoting social and economic development and investment in Nigeria”. The conference aims to raise awareness on the context of each State, their needs and their key areas of focus with emphasis on education, health, agriculture and human development to promote socio-economic development by generating support from donor organizations and private sector companies.
Former PresidentOlusegunObasanjo, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair,other notable world leaders, Captain of Industries, Business Moguls and development agencies will attend and give keynote addresses during the conference.
The speeches and presentations made during the event will be collated and published as a report in a book form. The OOF will feature details of the event on its website as will also the Forum of Governors Network.
Participating organizations at the event will indicate partnerships the various States. Funds raised will help to develop infrastructure, health, education and support socio-economic development throughout Nigeria.
The event will be a gathering of Nigerian state Governors, State Commissioners, Directors of Health, Education, Agriculture, Labour, Trade & Investment, Youth Development, and Organizations like GlaxoSmithKline, Nike Foundation, Intel, World Bank, DFID, British Council, ODI, Plan UK, Proctor & Gamble, UNHCR, White & Case amongst other leading organizations and corporations are free to participate.
The conference which will take place on the 8th of July 2014 at the Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall Place, London, is an opportunity for the participants to shape priority actions that will enhance socio-economic support and investment for States in Nigeria.
The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Gov. Jonah Jang of Plateau state and assistant chairman, Gov. Segun Mimiko of Ondo state have been commended for focused and purposeful leadership as the forum marks it’s first year under their leadership.
In a statement released in Abuja and signed by the sole administrator of the forum, Earl Osaro Onaiwu, he said he was particularly proud to be serving the Nigeria Governors Forum under their leadership which has adhered to the vision and the objectives behind the founding of the Nigeria Governors Forum which is an avenue for peer review and collaborative interaction with other tiers of government for the benefit of the citizenry.
He noted that the forum under the leadership of the duo was so far very successfull in working with the federal government at ensuring that the citizens of Nigeria benefit from government policies at all levels.
Earl Osaro Onaiwu encouraged all the governors to continue to maintain the peaceful coexistence and mutual respect they have achieved in the last one year, which can stand as a model for other groups working for a better and peaceful Nigeria.
Former CBN governor , Malam Lamido Sanusi Lamido has been announced as the new Emir of Kano.
The announcement was made by the Secretary to the Kano State Government, Rabiu Sulaiman. Before becoming the new Emir, Malam Sanusi was under suspension as the Governor for whistle blowing on missing fund of about $20 billion.
His grand father was a former Emir in the emirates.
Long live Nigeria and long live new emir of kano.
Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has congratulated the new Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
Amosun, hailed the choice of the foremost banker and erstwhile governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), who he said would bring his wealth of experience to bear in the appointment.
In a press release signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mrs Olufunmilayo Wakama, Amosun urged the Emir Elect to follow in the footsteps of the predecessor by bringing further development to the Emirate and the State as a whole.
“As an accomplished technocrat, I believe the new Emir will use his influence to foster peace and attract more development to the emirate and indeed the State,” the governor said.
He expressed happiness at the choice of the new Emir and prayed Almighty Allah to grant him the wisdom and understanding to discharge the functions of the exalted office.
The Nigeria Governors Forum under the leadership of Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau state has told Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State
that the reconciliation of the governors under one umbrella can only start with the recognition of Gov. Jang as Chairman of the Nigeria
In a statement released in Abuja and signed by the Sole Administrator of the Forum, Earl Osaro Onaiwu, the governors stated that while they
understand the lamentation of Governor Amaechi on the crack amongst the governors, they however reminded him that there would be no such
fracture if Amaechi and his factional colleagues had adhered to the nomination of Governor Jang at the Northern Governors Forum which was
duly accepted by the PDP Governors Forum before the ill fated election.
The statement further advised Governor Amaechi to seek the truth of how Governor Jang emerged as the consensus choice of the Northern
governors and he will find out that the deceit and the betrayal of trust amongst the governors was at the bottom of the fracture and that
only a return to the original agreement can heal the fracture.
The governors under the leadership of Governor Jang added they were not surprised at Amaechi’s disappointment as he presently presides
over an opposition Governors Forum, a leadership they said he inadvertently shares with Owelle Rochas Okorocha of Imo state who is
the Chairman of the All Progressives Governors Forum by virtue of the fact that all the governors under Amaechi’s leadership all belong to
the All Progressives Congres
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has received with immense sadness and a deep feeling of great national loss, news of the passing away of the highly revered Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero earlier today
On behalf of himself, his family, the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria, President Jonathan commiserates with the Emir’s family and all the people of Kano over whom the departed Emir presided illustriously as traditional ruler for more than half a century.
The President joins them in mourning the monarch whose uncommon leadership qualities and evident faith in the peace, unity, progress, and prosperity of Nigeria combined to make him one of the most respected traditional rulers in the country during his long and very successful reign.
President Jonathan believes that Alhaji Ado Bayero will always be remembered and honoured by the people of Kano and all Nigerians for his immense wisdom and competence as a traditional ruler, as well as for using his exalted throne to build bridges of unity, friendship and harmony across the nation.
The President reaffirms his declaration on the occasion of the Emir’s 50th anniversary celebrations last year that the late Alhaji Ado Bayero was one of the most decent and respectable Nigerians he has had the privilege of interacting with, and he will always treasure pleasant memories of their last meeting earlier this year.
He prays that the Almighty Allah will receive the late Emir’s great soul and grant the good people of Kano a worthy successor who will carry on his good works and wise rule for the well-being and benefit of all Nigerians.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
June 6, 2014
On the back of the success of her last single “Home (Ile)” which is currently on Beat FM’s ‘Alternative Nigerian Chart’, featured on MTV Base and Channels TV, and with her debut single “Dance Floor” proving a big hit, with support from the likes of Rhythm FM, Cool FM, City FM, Top Radio and BBC 1Xtra, fast-rising Nigerian Afro-Pop sensation SUSAN BANX unveils the brand new video for “Dance Floor”, directed by Sesan.
Shot on location in London and keeping with the theme of 80’s Dance/Pop and heavy techno influences, while fusing in some Afrobeats flavour and stylings, the music video for “Dance Floor” is a resounding celebration of dance – from contemporary to traditional – and modern Pop music, with rising Pop star Susan Banx taking centre stage through it all, as she highlights her performance prowess, captivating allure and Pop sensibilities.
With Susan Banx, formerly known simply as Susan, continuing on her rise and rise in the Nigerian and Afrobeats music landscape, she is poised for even more prominence as she unveils her official Summer single in a few weeks, while anticipated the music video for “Home (Ile)”, to be shot in Lagos, Nigeria, is already in the works. Before that however, watch and enjoy the Sesan-directed “Dance Floor” video below.
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Lomo Mobile officially launched on the 28th March 2014 at the London Hilton on Park Lane. The launch was a successful event that brought people from all walks of life to support the first African owned international calling SIM card. Guests included Africans, both in the Diaspora and some who flew in specifically for the launch. Some key figures in the Nollywood industry came to show support for Lomo Mobile these included Jim Iyke, Sam Dede, Victor Oswagu and Rita Nzelu.
At the launch, Lomo Mobile publicly inaugurated its arrival on the UK telecommunications market. Henceforth, Lomo Mobile anticipates a great deal of sales and marketing as well as promotion and advertising. As part of the Lomo Mobile advertising and promotion campaign, the main target is to aim at events that are substantially attended by Lomo Mobile’s intended market which is mainly the African Diaspora and to work with the community. Lomo Mobile also intends to empower Africans by offering them employment opportunities in sales, marketing and distribution of Lomo Mobile.
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