Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Kanye West has created some of the most memorable and spectacular moments in MTV VMAs history, and at the 2015 show on August 30th, he will receive the 2015 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award. Kanye will be honoured for 'his career-spanning groundbreaking videos, legendary VMA performances, and continued impact on music, art, fashion, and culture.'
Some years back, he was one of Nigeria’s finest actors with expert delivery of lines and character.
There was no film worth a mention at that time that Ernest wasn’t featured. He was a darling to many Nigeria’s movie viewers until he disappeared from the screens and for a long time, nothing was heard of him.
Press statement from the presidency
President Buhari Tuesday in Abuja blamed past administrations for the current situation in which Nigeria is forced to spend billions of Naira annually on alleged subsidies for petroleum products. Speaking at a meeting with the Chairman and members of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, President Buhari expressed the view that the escalation of petroleum subsidy payments over recent years was due to the deliberate neglect of the nation's refineries, oil pipelines and other related infrastructure to allow the importation of petroleum products and corruption to thrive.
The President, who restated his huge disappointment with the way Nigeria's oil industry has been run since he left office as Petroleum Minister and Military Head of State, said that he was convinced that if the development of the country's domestic refining capacity and petroleum products distribution network had kept pace with national demand, there would not have been any need for the huge subsidies currently being paid to importers. "They allowed the infrastructure to collapse so that their cronies can steal by bringing in refined products from overseas," President Buhari said.
The President urged the chairman and members of the RMAFC, who availed him of their view on the vexed issued of petroleum subsidy payments, to go "back to the drawing board" and come up with more humane proposals to rescue ordinary Nigerians from the "wicked manipulation" of the country's oil industry by corrupt operators.
President Buhari also warned that severe sanctions will be visited on any individual or organisation that violates the directive on the payment of all national revenue into the Federation Account.
The President said that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the Nigerian Ports Authority and other MDAs which previously relied on the laws establishing them to retain all or part of revenues collected by them, did so illegally and must now comply with the Nigerian Constitution by paying all revenues to the Federation Account.
President Buhari, who also chided the RMAFC for approving excessive remunerations for some political office holders, urged the commission to seek a proper interpretation of its powers and address the public outcry against the unreasonably high payments.
SSA to the President
(Media & Publicity)
August 25, 2015
The man, who appears no older than 40, was speaking into a microphone while players celebrated with a trophy behind him when he suddenly fell to the floor. He is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest, according to local media.
Here are some graphic photos from the scene of the bomb blast which ripped through a busy screening centre of a motor park gate in Damaturu, Yobe this morning.
According to reports, the female suicide bomber detonated the bomb at the crowded bus terminal killing herself and four others including a pregnant woman and a baby.