Monday, April 18, 2011

Profile of Dr. GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN

Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, GCFR, Grand Commander of The Order of The Federal Republic and President, Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, was born to a humble Niger Delta family of canoe makers on November 20, 1957. Growing up in the warmth of a close knit family, Dr. Jonathan had humble yet adventurous beginnings. In spite of the enchanting beauty of the Niger Delta and the pristine innocence of those times, the young Jonathan rather than take after the family trade, chose to go to school.

He attended St. Stephens and St. Michaels Primary Schools, Oloibiri, finishing in 1969. He proceeded to Mater Dei High School, Imiringi, where he passed his West African School Certificate with flying colours in 1975.

On completion of his secondary education, he worked as a Preventive Officer with the Nigerian Customs Service for two years before proceeding to the University of Port Harcourt as one of the pioneer students of the new university nestling on the shores of the Choba River. He chose Zoology. As a child he had been fascinated with nature, and growing up by the shores of the intertwining rivers and waterways of the Niger Delta, aquatic life was second nature.

He graduated with Second Class Upper honours in 1981. In 1985 and 1995 he studied for his Master’s and Ph.D degrees in Hydrobiology and Fisheries Biology, and Zoology respectively, from the same University. But this was not until he had completed his mandatory one year of National Youth Service in Iresi, old Oyo State, now Osun State of Nigeria.

Returning to the warm embrace of family and friends in 1982, he was appointed as Science Inspector of Education, Rivers State Ministry of Education, while studying in between for his post-graduate and graduate degrees. Between 1983 and 1993 he took up employment as a lecturer in the Department of Biological Science, Rivers State College of Education.

In 1993, he was appointed Assistant Director (Ecology of the defunct Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission (OMPADEC) in charge of Environmental Protection. Working in a developmental environment, his desire to better of the lot of the people motivated him to answer the call to service. He resigned his job in 1998 and went into politics.

His honesty, simplicity, charisma, quiet strength and determination made him an ideal running mate to Chief D.S.P. Alamieyeseigha on the Bayelsa People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) gubernatorial ticket. They won the elections, and he served as a Deputy Governor from 1999 to 11 December 2005. On 12 December that year, he became the substantive Governor of Bayelsa State.


It wasn’t long after that fate once again beckoned. He was busy preparing for re election to his first full term as substantive governor, when the PDP, which is the largest political party in Africa, nominated him as running mate to the Presidential candidate, Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’adua. After a keenly contested election, the Yar’adua/Jonathan ticket won, and on May 29, 2007, he was inaugurated as Nigeria’s Vice President.

Precisely on February 9, 2010, Dr. Jonathan assumed office as Nigeria’s Acting President by virtue of a National Assembly resolution empowering him as Acting President, following President Yar’Adua’s long absence for medical attention in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was sworn-in on May, 6, 2010 as President, Commander-in-chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria following the passing away of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua on May 5, 2010.

Dr. Jonathan has received several local and international awards. He was voted the ‘Best performing Deputy Governor’ in 2002 by IPAN, given the ‘Democracy and Good Governance Award’ by Nigeria Union of Journalists in 2004. The Africa International News magazine league conferred on him the ‘Niger Delta Development Award’; the Nigerian Bar Association, the ‘Distinguished Personality’ award in 2006, and the All African Students Union in South Africa, the ‘Africa Leadership Award 2006’.

Additionally, the Nigerian Union of Teachers voted him the ‘Best Performing Governor in Education in the South-South’ in 2006. He was also recognized by the International Federation for World Peace (IIFWP) in 22 July 2006, with ‘Ambassador for Peace Merit Award’ as well as the ‘Leadership and Good Governance Merit Award’.
Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is married to Dame Patience Goodluck Jonathan, and the union is blessed with children.

Profile of Gen. MUHAMMADU BUHARI

Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd) distinguished Nigerian, Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (GCFR), the Nigerian Armed Forces Services Star medallist, Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa, of the University of Calabar, Benue State University and Enugu State University, Doctor of Letters, University of Ilorin and Doctor of Science, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He is an accomplished soldier, a level-headed Statesman, a trustworthy administrator. He has served as Military Governor of the then North-Eastern State, Federal Minister of Petroleum Resources, and Pioneer Chairman of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation and as Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

General Buhari was born on December 17, 1942, in the town of Daura in the former Katsina province of the then Northern Nigeria.He went to Primary School in Daura and Mai’adua from 1948 – 1952, before proceeding to Katsina middle School in 1953. He attended the Katsina Provincial Secondary School (now Government College Katsina) from 1956 – 1961. On graduation from Secondary School in 1961, the young Buhari went to the Nigerian Military Training School, Kaduna in 1963.

In October of the same year, he was sent to the officers’ Cadet School in Aldershot in the United Kingdom and was thereafter commissioned Second Lieutenant in 1963 and posted to the 2nd Infantry Battalion, Abeokuta as Platoon Commander in 1963. A contemporary of his in Aldershot said he was like “an only pebble in the beach, a star in his calm and calculating disposition.”
It was at the Abeokuta Garrison that the real traits of a great soldier were identified in the young man. From 1963 – 1964 he was sent for further training on the Platoon Commanders’ Course at the Nigerian Military College, Kaduna. In 1965, he went for the Mechanical Transport Officers’ Course at the Army Mechanical Transport School in Borden, England. He went to the Defence Services’ Staff College, Wellington, India in 1973 and to the United States Army War College from June 1979 to June 1980.

Command and Staff appointments since 1963, including the following:

* Platoon Commander, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 1963 – 1964.
* Mechanical Transport Officer, Lagos Garrison, 1964 – 1965.
* Transport Company Commander, 2nd Infantry Brigade 1965 – 1966;
* Battalion Adjutant / Commander, 2nd Infantry Brigade 1966 – 1967;
* Brigade Major, 2nd Sector, 1st Infantry Division, April to July 1967;
* Brigade Major, 3rd Infantry Brigade, August 1967 – October 1968;
* Acting Commander, 4th Sector, 1st Division November 1968 – February 1970;
* Commander, 31st Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, February 1970 – June 1971;
* Assistant Adjutant-General, 1st Infantry Division Hqrs., July 1971 – Dec. 1972;
* Colonel, General Staff, 3rd Infantry Div. Hqrs. Jan. 1974 – Sept. 1974.
* Acting Director, Supply and Transport, Nigeria Army Corps of supply and Transport, September 1974 – July 1975;
* Military Governor, North Eastern State of Nigeria, August 1975 – March 1976;
* Federal Commissioner for Petroleum Resources, March 1976 to June 1978;
* Chairman, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, June 1978 – July 1978;
* Military Secretary, Army Headquarters July 1978 – June 1979;
* Member Supreme Military Council, March 1976 – June 1979;
* General Officer Commanding, 4th Infantry Division, Aug. 1980 – Jan. 1981;
* General Officer Commanding, 2nd Mechanised Infantry Division, Jan. 1981 – October 1981;
* General Officer Commanding 3rd Armed Division Nigerian Army, October 1981 – December 1983.
* Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, December 1983 – August 1985.

Profile of NUHU AHMED RIBADU

Nuhu Ribadu was born November 21, 1960. He graduated from the Nigerian Law School and was called to the bar in 1984, before joining the Nigeria Police, where he rose to become head of the Legal and Prosecution department, Police Headquarters, Abuja. His 18-year service in the Nigeria Police culminated in his appointment as pioneer Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in April, 2003.

Prior to his appointment as the Chairman of EFCC, Ribadu served as key operational officer in the General Investigation Department and the Force Criminal Investigation Department of the of the Nigerian Police. He was also a member of the highly commended Failed Banks Tribunal that sanitized the rottenness in the Nigerian Banking sector of the late eighties. He helped pioneer the setting up of the Legal and Prosecutions Department of the Nigerian Police, a unit that served as think tank and policy nerve center of the police.

Ribadu has been a recipient of several awards as a police officer, prosecutor and Chairman, EFCC. He received the Inspector General of Police Awards in 1997, 1998 and 2000 and the Special Commendation of Mr. President in 2005, for the successful prosecution of several advance fee fraud, banking fraud and sundry economic crime cases. He was also specially commended by the Accountant General of the Federation for successfully prosecuting some corrupt public servants in 1999.

He was a key member of the Economic Management Team from 2003 to 2008 that initiated and drove the wide ranging public sector reforms, which laid the foundations for the socio-economic rejuvenation of Nigeria. Along side this responsibility, he also served as a member of the Presidential Committee on Trade Malpractices, the National Joint Intelligence Board, the National Committee on Public Service Reforms and the National Cybercrime Working Group.

Ribadu has been widely acknowledged as bringing to his job a deep passion and an exemplary sense of dedication and efficiency. In three years, the EFCC under his leadership built the now most celebrated Crimes Training and Research Institute in the sub-region. The agency also recorded about 200 criminal convictions, a record that is far ahead of the total record of the police in its 147 years of existence, and far ahead of the Attorney-General’s office in the 49 years of the country’s post-colonial history.

These achievements helped make the EFCC a reference Law Enforcement Agency on the continent; and the bold investigation, prosecution, and conviction of Nigeria’s hitherto untouchable politicians and businessmen earned him the reputation of being a foremost and respected anti-corruption crusader in the world. It is to his record that he rejected a N30 million bribe from one of the country’s major money laundering offenders in 2005, although the most sensational report of his ethical conduct thus far was the 2007 rejection of a $15 million bribe from a former governor from one of Nigeria’s Niger Delta states. The businessman has been convicted for the crime and the former governor is currently undergoing trial.

In acknowledgement of these modest achievements, he was promoted Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), in March 2007; the African Union put him on its advisory board on anti-corruption matters; and he was lately invited to join the advisory board of the friends of the World Bank/UNODC initiative on stolen asset recovery.

Recognizing the increasing trans-border dimension of financial and economic crimes, Ribadu, a regular attendee at the annual INTERPOL retreats, led an enforcement initiative that led to the founding of the West African Conference of Police Chiefs, and which is today a strong mechanism in the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism in West Africa today.

Mr. Ribadu holds an LLM degree with emphasis on the jurisprudence of corruption in Nigeria from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. In 2008, he was at the Harvard Business School where he did a program in the strategic management of law enforcement agencies.

Since 2004, notable newspapers and magazines in Nigeria have repeatedly voted Ribadu, Man of the Year, in recognition of his outstanding achievements as a committed crusader against corruption and other related crimes.

Ribadu’s modest achievements in EFCC, most notable amongst which are the delisting of Nigeria from the FATF List of Non-Cooperative Countries & Territories, admission into the prestigious Egmont Group and the withdrawal of the US Treasury advisory on Nigeria by the FINCEN. He has also attracted donor support from European Union (EU), UNODC, UNDP, World Bank, and a host of others running into millions of US dollars, and also built an effective collaborative effort with the FBI, SOCA [UK], Metropolitan Police [UK], Dutch Police, German Police, South African Police and a host of other Law Enforcement Agencies in the world.

In 2008, Mr. Ribadu completed the senior executive course of the Nigeria Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies where he was conferred with the Membership of the National Institute, MNI.

In June 2010, Mr. Ribadu was awarded the Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) by Babcock University, Ogun State, in recognition of his “loyal breeding”, “lofty aim” and “resolute courage” as well as his “fierce stance against corruption in the face of sponsored disgrace and certain death that has resulted into positive changes and global acclaim hitherto considered impossible”.

Until recently, Mr. Ribadu was a senior fellow at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford University, as well as a visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development, Washington, DC.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Nigeria Senatorial & Representative House Elections 2011

Nigerian National Assembly Elections - 2011 (UPDATED)
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Senatorial Elections
District
Party Candidate Gender Age
Abia NORTH PDP UCHE CHUKWUMERIJE
Male 72
Abia CENTRAL PDP NKECHI J. NWAOGU
Female 54
Abia SOUTH PDP ENYINNAYA A. HARCOURT
Male 55
Adamawa NORTH PDP SEN. MOHAMMED MANA
Male 60
Adamawa SOUTH PDP AHMED HASSAN BARATA
Male 50
Adamawa CENTRAL PDP Alhaji BELLO MOHAMMED TUKUR
Male 50
Akwa Ibom NORTH EAST PDP HON. ITA SOLOMON J. ENANG
Male 49
Akwa Ibom NORTH WEST PDP ALOYSIOUS AKPAN ETOK
Male 52
Akwa Ibom SOUTH PDP MRS. HELEN U. ESUENE
Female 61
Anambra NORTH PDP JOHN OKECHUKWUEMEKA
Male 48
Anambra CENTRAL ACN Dr. DR. CHRIS N. NGIGE
Male 58
Anambra SOUTH PDP ANDY EMMANUEL UBA
Male 53
Bauchi CENTRAL PDP HON. AHMED ABDUL NINGI
Male 50
Bauchi NORTH PDP ALH. BABAYO GARBA GAMAWA
Male 44
Bayelsa EAST PDP IKISIKPO CLEVER
Male 51
Bayelsa CENTRAL PDP EMMANUEL I. PAULKAR
Male 56
Bayelsa WEST PDP LOKPOBIRI HEINEKEN
Male 43
Benue NORTH EAST PDP CHIEF BARNABAS ANDYAR GEMADE
Male 62
Benue SOUTH PDP SEN. DAVID B.A. MARK
Male 62
Borno NORTH ANPP SEN. MAINA M. LAWAN
Male 57
Borno CENTRAL PDP ALH. AHMED ZANNA
Male 55
Borno SOUTH PDP MOHAMMED ALI
Male 51
Cross River NORTH PDP AYADE B. BENEDICT
Male 42
Delta CENTRAL DPP EWHERIDO AKPOR PIUS
Male 47
Delta NORTH PDP OKOWA IFEANYI ARTHUR
Male 51
Delta SOUTH PDP MANAGER E. JAMES
Male 50
Edo CENTRAL PDP ELDER ODION M. UGBESIA
Male 62
Edo NORTH ACN DOMINGO ALABA OBENDE
Male 56
Edo SOUTH ACN SEN. (ARCH) EHIGIE UZAMARE
Male 55
Enugu EAST PDP HON. PRINCE GILBERT E. NNAJI
Male 45
Enugu WEST PDP SEN. IKE EKWEREMADU
Male 48
Enugu NORTH PDP SEN. AYOGU EZE
Male 48
FCT SENATE PDP HON. PHILIPS TANIMU ADUDA
Male 41
Gombe CENTRAL PDP ALH. MOHAMMED DANJUMA GOJE
Male 58
Gombe SOUTH PDP JOSHUA M. LIDANI
Male 43
Imo EAST APGA CHRISTIANA N.O. ANYANWU
Female 59
Imo WEST PDP HOPE O. UZODINMA
Male 50
Imo NORTH PDP AMB. MATTHEW IFEANYI
Male 67
Jigawa NORTH WEST PDP ABDULLAHI S. DANLADI
Male 57
Jigawa SOUTH WEST PDP ABDULMUMINI M. HASSAN
Male 50
Jigawa NORTH EAST PDP ABDULAZIZ USMAN
Male 49
Kaduna CENTRAL CPC MAJOR GEN. MOHAMMED SALEH (RTD)
Male 55
Kaduna SOUTH PDP NENADI USMAN
Female 44
Kano NORTH PDP SEN. BELLO HAYATU GWARZO
Male 50
Kano CENTRAL PDP BASHEER GARBA MOH’D
Male 44
Kano SOUTH ANPP SEN. KABIRU GAYA
Male 58
Katsina NORTH CPC SEN. ABDU U. YANDOMA
Male
Katsina SOUTH CPC SEN. ABU IBRAHIM
Male
Katsina CENTRAL CPC AHMED SANI STORES
Male
Kebbi NORTH PDP ISA MUHAMMED
Male 54
Kebbi CENTRAL PDP SEN. ABUBAKAR ATIKU BAGUDU
Male 49
Kebbi SOUTH PDP TUKUR AHMED JIKAMSHI
Male 53
Kogi WEST PDP ADEYEMI SMART
Male 51
Kogi CENTRAL PDP NURUDEEN ABATEMI
Male 61
Kogi EAST PDP EMMANUEL DANGANA OCHEJA
Male 55
Kwara NORTH PDP MOHAMMED SHAABA LAFIA
Male 70
Kwara CENTRAL PDP DR. ABUBAKAR O. SARAKI
Male 48
Kwara SOUTH PDP SIMEION SULE AJIBOLA
Male 58
Lagos CENTRAL ACN H.E. MRS. OLUREMI TINUBU
Female 50
Lagos EAST ACN Alhaji GBENGA BAREEHU ASHAFA
Male 55
Lagos WEST ACN GANIYU OLANREWAJU SOLOMON
Male 51
Nassarawa NORTH CPC DR. YUSUF MUSA NAGOGO
Male 54
Nassarawa WEST PDP ALH. ABDULLAHI ADAMU CON.
Male 56
Nassarawa SOUTH PDP SEN. SULEIMAN A. ASONYA
Male 56
Niger NORTH CPC BARR. IBRAHIM MUSA
Male 46
Ogun CENTRAL ACN OLUGBENGA, ONAOLAPO
Male 51
Ogun EAST ACN SEFIU ADEGBENGA KAKA
Male 59
Ogun WEST ACN ODUNSI, AKIN BABALOLA KAMAR
Male 60
Ondo NORTH LP ROBERT AJAYI BOROFFICE
Male 61
Ondo CENTRAL LP AKINYELURE PATRICK AYO
Male 54
Ondo SOUTH LP KUNLERE BOLUWAJI
Male 50
Osun CENTRAL ACN OLUSOLA ADEYEYE
Male 59
Osun EAST ACN OMOWORARE BABAJIDE CHRISTOPHER
Male 45
Osun WEST ACN MUDASHIRU HUSAIN OYETUNDE
Male 55
Oyo CENTRAL ACN AYOADE ADEMOLA ADESEUN
Male 58
Oyo NORTH PDP AGBOLA HOSEA AYOOLA
Male 50
Oyo SOUTH ACN Mr. OLUFEMI LANLEHIN
Male 58
Rivers EAST PDP SEN. GEORGE T. SEKIBO
Male 53
Rivers SOUTH PDP HON. MAGNUS NGEI ABE
Male 51
Rivers WEST PDP AKE WILSON ASINOBI
Male 55
Sokoto EAST PDP SEN. ABUBAKAR UMAR GADA
Male 45
Sokoto SOUTH PDP UMARU DAHIRU
Male 59
Taraba SOUTH PDP EMMANUEL G. BWACHA
Male 59
Taraba NORTH PDP AISHA JUMMAI
Female 51
Yobe EAST ANPP SEN. DR. BUKAR ABBA IBRAHIM
Male 61
Yobe NORTH ANPP SEN. AHAMED I. LAWAN
Male 52
Yobe SOUTH ANPP ALHAJI ABDULKADIR JAFERE
Male 47
Zamfara CENTRAL ANPP KABIR M. GARBA
Male 50
Zamfara NORTH PDP SAHABI YAU ALHAJI
Male 54
Zamfara WEST ANPP SEN. AHMAD RUFAI SANI
Male 50

Federal House Of Representatives Elections

Constituency
Party Candidate Gender Age
Abia Aba North/Aba South APGA UKAEGBU A. PRINCE
Male 43
Abia Arochukwu/Ohafia PDP HON. PRINCE ARUNSI ARUA
Male 56
Abia Bende PDP NNENNA ELENDU UKEJAE.
Female 41
Abia Obingwa/Ugwunagbo/Osisioma PDP EZIUCHE CHINWE UBANI
Male 46
Akwa Ibom Abak/Etim Ekpo/Ika PDP EMMANUEL EKON
Male 39
Akwa Ibom Eket/Onna/Esit Eket/Ibeno PDP BARR. BASSEY DAN ABIA
Male 43
Akwa Ibom Etinan/Nsit Ibom/Nsit ubium PDP HON. DANIEL EFFIONG AKPAN
Male 53
Akwa Ibom Ikono/Ini PDP HON. INI AKPAN UDOKA
Male 47
Akwa Ibom Ikot Abasi/Mkpat Enin/Eastern Obolo PDP AKPAN MICAH UMOH
Male 51
Akwa Ibom Ikot Ekpene/Essien Udim/ Obot Akara PDP SAVIOUR FRIDAY UDOH
Male 53
Akwa Ibom Itu/Ibiono Ibom PDP ARCHIBONG KENNETH EDET
Male 50
Akwa Ibom Oron/Mbo/Okobo/Udung Uko/Urue Offong/Oruko PDP ROBINSON EDET UWAK
Male 33
Akwa Ibom Uyo/Uruan/Nsit Atai/ Ibesikpo Asutan PDP HON. EKERE AFIA
Male 39
Anambra Ihiala APGA OKPALAEKE UZAMA SIMON
Male 54
Anambra Nnewi North/Nnewi South/ Ekwusigo APGA CHRIS EMEKA AZUBOGU
Male 42
Bauchi Bauchi CPC ALIU IBRAHIM GEBI
Male 36
Bauchi Darazo/Gunjuwa PDP UMAR GANJUNA
Male 58
Bauchi Gamawa PDP AHMED MADAKI GOLOLO
Male 51
Bauchi Jama’are/Itas-Gadau ACN IBRAHIM MADAKI SALEH
Male 47
Bauchi Toro ACN ISAH BABAYO TILDE
Male 44
Bayelsa Yenagoa/Kolokuna/Opokuma PDP OGORIVA W. WARMAN
Male 39
Bayelsa Brass/Nembe PDP JEPHTAHAH FIONGHA
Male 54
Bayelsa Ogbia PDP KARIBO S. NADY
Male 41
Bayelsa Sagbama/Ekeremor PDP HON. DICKSON S. HENRY
Male 45
Bayelsa Southern Ijaw PDP DANIEL OFONGO HENRY
Male 41
Benue Ado/Obadigbo/Okpokwu PDP HASSAN A. SALEH
Male 44
Benue Apa/Agatu PDP ADEMU ENTUONU
Male
Benue Buruku ACN ORKER-JEV YISA
Male 48
Benue Gboko/Tarka ACN DYEGH JOHN
Male 49
Benue Gwer East/Gwer West PDP CHRISTIANA ALAAGA
Female 55
Benue Konshisha/Vandeikya PDP HEMBE HERMAN IORWASE
Male 35
Borno Askira-Uba/Hawul ANPP ABDU M. MSHELIA
Male 47
Borno Damboa/Gwoza/Chibok ANPP PETER BIYE GUMTHA
Male 53
Cross River Akamkpa/Biase PDP DANIEL EFFIONG ASUQUO
Male 48
Cross River Obanliku/Obudu/Bekwarra PDP ADAH FRANCIS BUSAM
Male 50
Cross River Boki/Ikom PDP CHRISTOPHER SUNDAY ETA
Male 44
Cross River Calabar South/Akpabuyo/ Bakassi PDP HON. ESSIEN EKPENYONG AYI
Male 54
Cross River Calabar Municipal/Odukpani PDP NKOYO ESU TOYO
Female 52
Cross River Obubra/Etung PDP OWAN-ENOH JOHN ENOH
Male 44
Cross River Ogoja/Yala PDP ROSE OKOJI OKO
Female 53
Edo Egor/Ikpoba-Okha PDP ISIBOR IFALUYI
Male 60
Edo Esan Central/Esan South/ Igueben PDP IKHARIALE A. PATRICK
Male 46
Edo Esan North East/Esan South East ACN CHRISTOPHER O. EBARE
Male 50
Edo Etsako East/Etsako West/ Etsako Central ACN ABUBAKAR M. ESHIOKPEKHA
Male 51
Edo Oredo ACN RASAQ BELLO OSAGIE
Male 55
Edo Orhionmwon/Uhunmwonde ACN SAMSON RAPHAEL OSAGIE
Male 43
Edo Ovia North East/Ovia South West PDP AMAYAENUBO CHARITY
Female 37
Edo Owan East/Owan West ACN IRIASE PALLY
Male 55
Enugu Enugu East/Isi Uzo PDP HON. DR. KINGSLEY S. EBENJI
Male 46
Enugu Enugu North/Enugu South PDP HON. PRINCE OFOR CHWUKWUEBO
Male 40
Enugu Igbo-Eze North/Udenu PDP HON. IFEANYI UGWUANYI
Male 46
Enugu Nkanu East/Nkanu West PDP HON. PRINCE PEACE N. UZOAMAKA
Male 58
Enugu Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South PDP HON. PATRICK O. ASADU
Male 46
Enugu Aninri/Awgu/Oji River PDP BARR. TOBY EKECHUKWU
Male 48
Enugu Ezeagu/Udi PDP CHIEF OGBUEFI O. OZOMGBACHI
Male 50
Enugu Igbo-Etiti/Uzo-Uwani PDP PRINCESS MRS. STELLA U.O.N.
Female 52
FCT Municipal/Bwari PDP JISALO BITRUS ZEPHANIAH
Male 40
Gombe Akko PDP USMAN A.BELLO KUMO
Male 44
Gombe Dukku/Nafada CPC UMAR ABDULLAHI
Male 42
Imo Aboh Mbaise/Ngor Okpala ACN BARR. SORONNADI NJOKU
Male 52
Imo Isu/Njaba/Nkwerre/Nwangele APGA OBINNA DURUJI
Male 52
Imo Oguta/Ohaji-Egbema/Oru West PDP IRONI ALPHONSUS GERALD
Male 4
Imo Oru East/Orsu/Orlu PDP CHIEF JERRY ALAGBASO
Male 43
Imo Owerri Municipal/Owerri North/Owerri West PDP IBEJIAKO E. IFEUNEH-UKWU
Male 48
Jigawa Birniwa Guri/Kirikasamma PDP Alhaji HASSAN ABUNABO ADAMU
Male 51
Jigawa Birnin Kudu/Buji PDP MOHAMMED SABO
Male 51
Jigawa Dutse/Kiyawa PDP IBRAHIM K. TUANI
Male 42
Jigawa Babura/Garki PDP USMAN WADA
Male 49
Jigawa Gumel/Maigatari/Sule Tankarkar/Gagarawa PDP MOHAMMED G. IBRAHIM
Male 52
Jigawa Gwaram PDP YUSUF SHITU GALAMBI
Male 36
Jigawa Hadejia/Kafin Hausa/Auyo PDP HUSSAINI NAMADI
Male 45
Jigawa Kazaure/Roni/Gwiwa/Yankwashi CPC MOHAMMED G. KAZAURE
Male 39
Jigawa Jahun/Miga CPC ABDULLAHI MUSA JAHUN
Male 58
Kaduna Birnin Gwari/Giwa CPC MOHAMMED A. A. SHAMSUDIN
Male 43
Kaduna Kaduna South CPC RUFAI AHMED CHANCHAGI
Male 33
Kaduna Kaura CPC BARNABAS BALA BANTEX
Male 56
Kaduna Kauru CPC MUSA WAZIRI SULEIMAN
Male 39
Kaduna Soba PDP IBRAHIM KHALID MUSTAPHA
Male 50
Kaduna Zaria PDP ALIYU IDRIS IBRAHIM
Male 42
Kano Alabasu/Gaya/Ajingi ANPP USMAN M. ADAMU
Male 46
Kano Dala PDP ALIYU SANI MADAKI
Male 44
Kano Dambatta/Makoda PDP SURAJO HARISU DANBATTA
Male 54
Kano Dawakin Kudu/Warawa PDP MUSTAPHA BALA DAWAKI
Male 42
Kano Doguwa/Tudun Wada PDP ALHASSAN ADO GARBA
Male 45
Kano Fagge PDP AMINU SULEIMAN
Male 42
Kano Gwale ANPP HON. A. A. SULE LOKON-MAKERA
Male 56
Kano Gwarzo/Ikabo CPC AHMAD DATTI ALIYU KWAMI
Male 44
Kano Kumbotso PDP BALARABE MUSA
Male 34
Kano Tsanyawa/Kunchi PDP BELLO K.K. MUHAMMAD
Male
Kano Kura/Madobi/Garun Mallam CPC MOHAMMED MAMUDA KURA
Male 55
Kano Minjibir/Ungogo PDP BASHIR BABALLE
Male 33
Kano Municipal ANPP HON. HARUNA MUSA
Male 58
Kano Nassarawa PDP MOHAMMED SADIQ WALI
Male 38
Kano Karaye/Rogo ANPP SURAJO K. GARBA
Male 51
Kano Wudil/Garko CPC DR. AHMAD MOH’D INUWA
Male
Katsina Dutsin-ma/Kurfi CPC MUNTARI ABDULKADIR
Male
Katsina Ingawa/Kankia/Kusada PDP ABDUSSAMAD A. YUSUF
Male 46
Katsina Katsina CPC MOHAMMED TUKUR
Male
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Pascal Mistery

The holiest period on the Christian calendar has begun with holiday celebrations in Jerusalem.

Bells summoned the Christian faithful to Palm Sunday prayers at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City, the traditional site of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Palm Sunday is the beginning of Easter Holy Week and marks Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem 2,000 years ago.

According to the New Testament, people threw palm branches on the road to welcome Him when he rode into the city on a donkey.

Inside the church, priests and pilgrims held a festive procession around the ancient stone sepulcher of Jesus. They waved palm and olive branches, engulfed in a fragrant cloud of incense.

The pilgrims came from all over the world.

"It is awesome. It makes the Bible so much more real," said Cathy James, who is from the city of St. Louis in the United States.

"It is amazing," she added. "It is hard to think that 2,000 years ago all these things took place, but the Bible says it is true and that is what I believe."
Timothy Teja-Sukmana of Bali, Indonesia said Jerusalem during Easter is an experience of faith.

"We will say, ‘Hosanna to the King of Kings.’ We come to celebrate His goodness," he said. "We celebrate the Palm Sunday. We love Jerusalem and we pray for Jerusalem almost every day."

There has been a big turnout of pilgrims for many years, thanks to a lull in Israeli-Palestinian violence. Jerusalem's walled Old City will be packed with Jewish and Christian pilgrims this week because Easter coincides this year with the week-long biblical Feast of Passover.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech says it acted reasonably based on standards in place at the time and doesn't deserve the fine that the U.S. Department of Education has imposed. President Charles Steger argues that federal bureaucrats with the benefit of hindsight are holding the university to stricter standards.
"We were there, and given the information we had and the circumstances we faced, I believe we acted appropriately," Steger told The Associated Press. "Now does that mean we don't have great sadness in our heart or compassion for those families? Certainly not."
Steger said the school's likely appeal is an attempt to make the government explain its rationale – not to escape accountability. If the university loses the administrative appeal, it could take the matter to federal court.
Campus safety experts say the sanctions and Tech's response provide a test case for how universities should respond in the future.
"This is literally higher education in the world on trial," said Peter Lake, a Stetson College of Law professor and director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy. "They didn't ask for this, but they've been nominated by fate to play this important role."

Gears of War 3 beta

One thing to note about Gears of War 3 is how it feels faster, more intense, and "busier" than past games. The maps seem slightly scaled down and contain more choke points than past titles, allowing for increasingly chaotic battles where anything can happen and blood sprays to the far corners of the earth.
The inclusion of ribbons and medals makes for a more engrossing experience. As with Achievement progress in Gears of War 2, in-game pop-ups constantly inform the player of their accomplishments and how close they are to unlocking new medals. There are medals for almost anything -- ending a match with an execution, getting a set number of kills with every weapon, using an opponent as a human shield, and much more. Practically every little trick in the book will be recognized and rewarded.
Speaking of rewards, Epic has done an amazing job of giving players more than just bragging rights as an incentive to keep playing. The Gears of War 3 online experience is all about personalization and the unlocking of new and cooler gear. From extra characters and costumes to badass new paintjobs on the weaponry, there's a lot to work towards. The player rolling into a match with a flaming Lancer is instantly the coolest guy on the battlefield.
Although the gameplay is far more engrossing and the action feels instantly satisfying, the core gameplay of the Gears series remains the same. As always, it's all about heavy, clunking, manly brutality. Classic weapons like the Lancer, Mulcher and Longshot are all there, and behave how they always have. There's still a difference between downing a player and finishing them off so they can't be revived -- there are also new executions, including a beautiful one where a Locust rips an enemy's limb off and beats the rest of the body to a pulp with it.
Unfortunately, the preservation of the core combat has led to the survival of perhaps the series' most controversial aspect -- the shotty. Yes, the shotgun is as devastating and annoying as ever, and once more appears to have turned a cover-based shooter into one where certain people roll around the map, trying to get close enough to one-hit-kill each other. What's more, there are now two types of shotguns to choose from -- the traditional Gnasher, and the one-shot Sawn-off Shotgun, which essentially guarantees a kill if you get close enough with it. The tighter maps make that circumstance far easier to realize, too.
I am personally on the side that dislikes the shotgun, as I feel it changes the entire point of the game. I find an online cover shooter more compelling than an online roly-poly simulator, and it's a shame that the shotgun is still such a dominating part of the online mode. What's more, the shotgun fans have been catered to rather than diminished. Good for them, I guess.
Even as annoyed as I am at the shotguns, I still keep playing because Gears 3 is looking -- to put it bluntly -- badass. One major positive is how much personality the maps have this time around, with traps and gimmicks lending several of them a unique flavor. Thrashball, for instance, takes place in a devastated sports stadium, and features a jumbotron in the center of the map which acts as a Sword of Damocles, regularly struggling to stay attached to the rafters. It's a losing battle, however, and before the end of the match, you can expect to see it drop -- and hopefully squash a few players on the enemy team.
The beta includes three modes, one of which is the brand new Team Deathmatch. Although I'm always a bigger fan of capture-point modes such as King of the Hill, I have to say that Gears 3's TDM is an excellent new take on a traditional gametype. Rather than reach a certain number of kills, teams win by depleting the amount of lives on the enemy side. Each team has a limited pool of respawns shared by the entire team. Every time somebody dies, they take another respawn, until their side has been whittled down to a final, finite crew.
The pooled respawns put an increased amount of pressure on players, as dying now negatively impacts the entire team, and dying the most will make you the biggest liability. Not to mention, when respawns have finally been depleted and you know you're on your last life, the tension is unparalleled. This new twist is, on the surface, a rather small one, but it changes the dynamics of a traditional gametype quite dramatically.
Gears of War 3 so far feels like the culmination of everything the series has been working towards. It's been refined to a shiny polish, and has taken some of the best elements of other online shooters without sacrificing the heavy feel and ludicrously violent combat that sets it apart from the competition. Outside of the shotgun issue, there's simply very little to complain about. Matchmaking is slick and quick, I am yet to experience any of the game's famous online lag, and overall the experience is more engaging and addictive than any previous Gears title.