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Eagles victory, Kanu Nwankwo and our beautiful Abuja stadium clips

It was very nice attending my first international game this year in the Abuja national stadium.

The last time I saw the Eagles perform was in Johanesburg against Argentina, so  I found myself comparing this atmosphere with that of the world cup last year.

 

The choice of starting the Nigeria v Ethiopia game at 7pm was actually brilliant, the tempreature is cooler, more people could attend and remarkably it highlighted the beauty of the stadium, at least i thought so...

The Eagles put up a good performance , and as predicted by some we gave Ethiopia what can only be described as a thrashing. (Nigeria 4 - Ethiopia 0 )

At half time , there was a surprise appearance by our great Kanu Nwankwo, he jogged  round the pitch and was  cheered  by thousands of fans in the crowd.

 

Overall everything went very well , security was good, the game was good, the evening was good and then just as we were leaving, a little Nigerian factor crept into the whole show, most of the turnstiles (Gates) in my section were closed.

People had to start climbing the fence to jump over and you could see the makings of a stampede coming up,  We made a quick decision and left swiftly but I couldnt help thinking , in the world cup last year , I remeber them specifically opening all the gates at the end of each game to prevent this kind of scenario.

I HOPE WE CAN EMULATE THAT SOMEDAY.

 

 

 


End of ECOWAS Summit in Abuja - Goodluck Jonathan retains chairmanship

After several days of deliberations, the ECOWAS summit  on Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo concluded this evening in Abuja .

The communique issued was thus

 

"(ECOWAS) requests the U.N. Security Council to strengthen the mandate of the U.N. operation in Ivory Coast enabling the mission to use all necessary means to protect life and property and to facilitate the immediate transfer of power to Mr Alassane Ouattara," it said in a communique.

"(It) also requests the U.N. Security Council to adopt more stringent international targeted sanctions against Mr Laurent Gbagbo and his associates." Ouattara was the U.N.-certified winner of a November presidential election. Incumbent Gbagbo refused to recognise that result, saying it was rigged, and the West African country has lurched towards civil war.

 

President Goodluck Jonathan's tenure as chairman was renewed .

 


Probably the best banker in the world - Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

I noticed an interview on TV the other day and heard a Central Bank Governor defend his position on the issue of Naira devaluation, I was impressed, that person could have  been a leader in any country, that person is Sanusi Lamido Sanusi , Central bank governor for Nigeria.

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Sanusi was born on July 31, 1961. His father was a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the 1960s and his grandfather was Emir of Kano and Islamic Scholar, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi.

Sanusi graduated from King’s College, Lagos in 1977 and studied at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria earning a BSc in Economics in 1981. He obtained an MSc in Economics in 1983, and then taught economics at ABU from 1983 to 1985.--wikipedia

He started his banking career in 1985 and in 2009 got the appointment as Central Bank Governor of Nigeria.

He recently won the award  of  the Global Central Bank Governor of the Year 2011 from The Banker Magazine  in London.

 Dedicated the award to President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, who appointed him on June 4, 2009,offered to share the award with staff of the CBN and acknowledged the support of President Goodluck Jonathan.

 

He has won many awards so far and will continue to do so .

 

Definitely a Leo and definitely a role model, someone who will continue to make us proud,please continue the good work.

We need your official facebook and twitter Sir, thats now the standard :-)


Continuing The Conversation-Introducing goodluck.org.ng by Goodluck Jonathan

Our Social media savvy President is at it again, that aspect makes me proud because i know many leaders in Africa have started adopting this trend. read his latest FB posting below

 

My facebook friends and fellow Nigerians,

 

1. We all know that Nigeria faces certain challenges - from increasing the quality and accessibility of our education, to strengthening basic infrastructure. On the updated website, http://goodluck.org.ng/ and here on facebook, I ask that you participate in the conversation on how to address these most important issues. There is only one month until we all must put our vote forward for One Nigeria. We must act now, and together. I am here to listen and help guide all of us.  

 

2. Together, today, we must build the roadmap to create jobs for our youths, to develop this great nation through education and power sector reform. We must commit to creating sustainable, lasting peace. The only people who can ensure a peaceful nation are US - As I said in Uyo just yesterday my ambition is important to me but is not worth the blood of even one Nigerian. Come to goodluck.org.ng and continue the conversation we began here. 

 

3. All Nigerians - in Bauchi, Jos, Ilorin, Minna, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Ibadan, Kaduna, Lafia and everywhere in this great indivisible nation - must come together to contribute ideas on how we can create jobs for our youths, ensure that no Nigerian child goes to bed hungry, develop our country together and build a greater union. I will listen carefully to your ideas for how to bring Nigeria to a more secure and prosperous future specifically at http://goodluck.org.ng/issues. Tell me what you think the government should be doing to make your life easier. I need your feedback. I need you to move from being an onlooker in the Nigerian project to being a stakeholder. Share your ideas now.  Thank you. GEJ

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Requiem Mass for the the late Chief Anthony Eromosele Enahoro in Westminster Cathedral UK

A requiem  Mass was offered for the repose of the soul of the late Chief Anthony Eromosele Enahoro, the great Campaigner for Nigeria's Independence and Democracy, who died on December 15, 2010, at the westminster Cathedral, London, on Friday 18 February, 2011.

           Photograph shows the celebrant, Fr. Timothy Dean, Chaplain of the cathedral, being introduced to the Acting High Commissioner at Nigeria House, His Excellecy Ambassador Dozie NWANNA, OOn, by Miss Jluie Coker, Nigeria Television Veteran Announcer, at the end of the Mass.
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