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CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ELECTED NEW SOUTH AFRICA PRESIDENT AS JACOB ZUMA FORECEFULLY BOWS OUT

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Former anti-apartheid activist turned successful businessman, Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected president of South Africa by a parliamentary vote less than 16 hours after the resignation of Jacob Zuma on Wednesday. Maphorisa has been the Deputy President of South Africa since 2014 and was elected as President of the ruling party, African National Congress (ANC) at the national conference in Nasrec, South of Johannesburg in December 2017. He is also the Chairman of the National Planning Commission which is responsible for strategic planning for the future of South Africa, with the goal of rallying the nation “around a common set of objectives and priorities to drive development over the longer term”. It is no doubt that party strategists had been working on removing Jacob Zuma whose 8 year tenure was marred by economic decline and multiple charges of graft, undermining the image and legitimacy of the party that led the struggle against apartheid. In a bid to allow the ANC regroup before the commencement of campaigns for the 2019 general elections, these party executives worked for Ramaphosa’s victory and sidelined Jacob Zuma in the bitterly contested party leadership elections last year.

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The party’s national executive committee ordered Zuma’s recall from office on Tuesday, after a 13-hour meeting at a hotel outside Pretoria. ANC officials had said that if Zuma did not resign on Wednesday, the party’s lawmakers in the Cape Town parliament would vote out Zuma on Thursday. However, in a 30-minute national television address on Wednesday, Zuma said he had “come to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect”.

Cyril Ramaphosa’s major challenge as president will be to reassure foreign investors and local businesses of his support and of course create measures to address South Africa’s deep problems in the last few years. Jacob Zuma, 75, also a former anti-apartheid activist who has led the ANC since 2007 and been South Africa’s president since 2009, was due to leave power next year.

 

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BREAKING: PRESIDENT DITCHES 2ND TERM AGENDA, TO STEP DOWN IN 2019

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This gist may come as a shocker really, considering recent endorsements from the South-East faction of the ruling party as well as desperate moves by the cabal to keep the president in power beyond 2019. Little do they know that the C-in-C has his own plans too. Any moment from now, he is going to announce his decision not to contest in the 2019 elections and send the country into frenzy. This may not be unconnected to his protracted health concerns, his wife’s continued public criticisms of his administration as well a recent advice by former president, OBJ, not to seek a second term in office.

We can’t wait to see how the cabal who seem to have exhausted all their options would respond to this announcement. The drama this year carry no be here o.

When this happens,don’t forget you read it here first.

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GEORGE WEAH SWORN IN AS LIBERIA’S 25TH PRESIDENT

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Liberia officially now has a new president and is no other than George Weah, former world footballer of the year and the only African till date to clinch that award. President Weah was sworn in Monday afternoon in Monrovia in a historic event as the first peaceful transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944. Weah takes over from Noble laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, 51, who has steered the West African country away from the trauma of civil war in the last 12 years.

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While taking the oath of office in front of the 35,000 capacity Samuel Doe stadium, he promised to do more than his share in moving Liberia to the next stage by making prosperity and job creation the hallmarks of his presidency. He said I will do more than my fair share to meet you expectations – but I ask you to meet mine, for I cannot do this alone.”  

He also used his inaugural speech to praise Liberia’s strong ties with countries like the US and China, stressing their importance in helping reach the country’s full potential. He also spoke of the European Union, telling the tens of thousands who had gathered to watch him become president today that the continent would “always have a special place in my heart”.

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Crowds queued for kilometers to reach the stadium, dancing, singing and waiving the Liberian flag as they waited.

Several heads of states and footballers where in attendance, including the last 3 generation Ghanian presidents, former Nigerian presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Abdulsalam Abubakar, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, Senator Osita Izunaso, Senator Philip Aduda, Samuel Eto’o, JayJay Okocha,Jackie Appiah, John Dumelo, Van Vicker and many more.
President George Weah played for AC Milan, Chelsea, Manchester City and PSG as a professional footballer.

EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: FORMER PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND WIFE WELCOMED HOME IN STYLE

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Heavy security in Yenegoa

 

 

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Red carpet being rolled out in anticipation of Jonathan’s touch down

 

 

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Ugo Daniells

 

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Former Bayelsa Governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha

 

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Billionaire businessman Sir Emeka Offor exchanging pleasantries with Diepreye Alamieyeseigha
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Sir Emeka Offor and Tompolo, flanked by Dubem Obaze (former SSG Anambra) and Alamieyeseigha

 

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Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State waving to the crowd

 

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The First Lady of Bayelsa State, Dr. Rachael Seriake Dickson

 

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isn’t she a cutie?

 

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Friends of Goodluck await the touch down of the presidential helicopter

 

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Kanayo Agbafe (in black), PA to Sir Emeka Offor..and friends

 

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Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko exchanging pleasantries with the Bayelsa first lady

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ANAMBRA AGOG AS FORMER SSG DUBEM OBAZE BAGS CHIEFTAINCY TITLE (PICTURES)

The event which took place on Friday, 27th June, 2014 at Atani in Ogbaru LGA of Anambra State was chaired by billionaire businessman Sir Emeka Offor and witnessed the presence of such top dignitaries as former Governor, Peter Obi, APGA Chairman, Chief Victor Umeh and Deputy Governor, Nkem Okeke. Others included Hon Uche Ekwunife, Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, Dr Eugene Ojukwu(Ekeson motors), Senator Ken Nnamani, Dr Alfred Achebe(Obi of Onitsha), Barr Okey Muoaroh to mention but a few.IMG_5557 IMG_5625 IMG_5561 IMG_5596 IMG_5613 IMG_5591 IMG_5601 IMG_5603 IMG_5617 IMG_5634 IMG_5645 IMG_5662 IMG_5646 IMG_5727 IMG_5732 IMG_5749 IMG_5751 IMG_5763IMG_5724IMG_5653