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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

President Jonathan Effects Cabinet Reshuffle

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday carried out a minor re-shuffling of his cabinet as he directed the Minister of State II, for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed, to take over as the Supervising Minister of Information pending the time a substantive minister would be appointed.

The position became vacant following the resignation of Mr. Labaran Maku, who left the Federal Executive Council to pursue his gubernatorial ambition in Nassarawa State.

The new supervising minister of information broke the news to State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by Jonathan.

He said President Jonathan also directed the Minister of State I, Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, to take over as the substantive Minister of State, Education following the exit of Mr. Nyesom Wike, who also resigned to pursue his governorship ambition in Rivers State.

According to Mohammed, Jonathan also directed the Minister of Special Duties, Taminu Turaki (SAN), to act as the Supervising Minister of Labour and Productivity following the exit of Chief Emeka Wogu.

He said the Minister of Defence, Alhaji Aliyu Gusau, would combine his roles with those of the Minister of State, Defence following the resignation of Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.

Mohammed added that while the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Stephen Oru, will combine his responsibilities with those of the Minister of State, Niger Delta, vacated by Dr. Darius Ishaku; the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga, will combine his duties with those of the Minister of State vacated by Samuel Ortom.

Except for Prof. Onwuliri’s deployment, all other appointments were in acting capacity pending when new ministers would be appointed to fill the vacancies. Informationng

Chubby Baby Tayo Alakiu - Congrats Roro!

Lovely cheeks for adorable new baby girl Tayo Rhoda Alakiu! Born in Chicago United States, Tayo is over the moon and Roro obviously is over the sky! Congrats. 

Changes In UK Immigration Rules For Nurses!

DavidMorrisons have summarised the relevant sections below.

In addition, it looks like anyone making an application under the previous process can continue under that process as long as all mandatory requirements of the first stage are submitted by 14 November 2014. All requirements of the second stage (assessment) must be submitted by 31 January 2015.

The registration fees to the NMC will increase from £100 to £120 from March 2015:
For those sponsored by an employer, it is anticipated the sponsorship will formally start from the date of the scheduled OSCE, with arrival permitted up to 14 days ahead of that date. The sponsor may choose to continue to offer sponsorship in cases where the individual needs to re-sit the OSCE.
For those without sponsorship who wish to travel to the UK to take the examination, a visitor visa provision is being put in place. This will allow nurses and midwives to enter the UK on a six-month visitor visa specifically to take the OSCE.

Language requirement

Applicants must be able to show that they can communicate clearly and effectively in English. They must complete the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and achieve a minimum score of at least seven in all areas. There are no exceptions to this requirement, even if English is their first language.

Practice requirements

At the time of the application, the applicant must have practiced as a registered nurse or midwife for at least 12 months (full time or the part-time equivalent) after qualifying. This post-registration experience must be relevant to the field of practice the applicant is applying for. Any practice that is not covered by registration cannot be considered for the requirement of 12-months post-registration experience.

If the applicant has been qualified for longer than this, they must have also practiced for at least 450 hours in the previous three years. Practice can include administrative, supervisory, teaching, research and managerial roles as well as providing direct patient care. This can also include volunteer work as long as any practice is registered. If the applicant is a midwife but has not practiced midwifery in the five years prior to their application, they must do a return to midwifery practice course in their home country before they can apply to register with us.

Registration requirements

Applicants must hold a current registration or licence without restriction with the licensing authority or registration body in the country in which they qualified or have been practicing.

If applicants have worked as a nurse or midwife in more than one country or state, the Home Office requires them to be registered with the licensing authority or registration body in all the countries/states where they have worked. The Home Office will require verification from that authority regardless of the length of their employment.

Applicants must provide the details of all practice undertaken as a registered nurse or midwife including verification documents and registration certificates.

Education requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed at least 10 years of school education before starting a post-secondary education nursing or midwifery training programme, leading to registration in their home country as an entry-level registered nurse or midwife.


From time immemorial the adage sounds true that it takes a rare spirit of Gung ho, astute professionalism, credibility, charisma and an imbued spirit of humanity and selfless service for anyone to be a leader, trailblazer,  icon and a veritable capstone: this sums up the Man aptly called Maiyegun of Ife, the enigmatic and pungent Hon Rotimi Makinde in the field of Nollywood and politics in Nigeria. 

Since his adventure into Nigerian politics, Makinde has gradually transformed himself into a poster boy for democracy due to his several poverty-alleviation programmes in his constituency. As the English proverb says :"The proof of the pudding is in the eating."

Makinde is a man of destiny as the first Nollywood artiste to be elected as a federal lawmaker in the history of Nigerian politics. He is indeed a trailblazer and a formidable template for grassroot politics in Nigeria and history has reserved a memorable place for this gentleman.

Hon.Rotimi Makinde.

"If I am a bad example of Nollywood actor that joined Nigerian politics. Do you think many of my colleagues would ever dream of contesting for elections in Nigeria? To the glory of God,I have laid the foundation for them to build upon but unfortunately,I did not see the support of any of them when I was contesting for election as a federal lawmaker from Osun state.Success has many friends and family members while Failure is an orphan."

Many Nigerian artistes now interested in politics assume it is a game of chance not knowing that you need to be popular among your people, not because of your number of films produced but you've actually lived among them for many years before coming out to ask for their votes and support.

As Mungo Park, a Scottish surgeon and explorer discovered the course of the River Niger in the present-day Nigeria,the executive governor of the State of Osun,Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola discovered,motivated and commissioned Rotimi Makinde from the theatre industry to join politics.

No wonder the sterling leadership qualities and visible achievements of Hon Makinde in politics have strongly influenced his Nollywood colleagues to join the race to join the political class in Nigeria but uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.

According to Hon.Makinde :

"I am humbled that some of my Nollywood colleagues have seen my achievements which really inspired them to join politics.Glory be to God that I am not a bad example.This is a good development but politics is not a child's play.It requires hardwork,sacrifices and feeling the pulse of the people.I want them to have a genuine call to serve their people and not just to increase their popularity as political aspirants.As Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos state is a selling point for APC leadership in Nigeria.I am also the reference selling point for my Nollywood colleagues by the grace of God.I have created a landmark in the political history of Nigeria if not in Africa,just like the former Hollywood film actor Arnold became the governor of California in America."

For his Ile-Ife people,Makinde who is seeking for second-term in office said he remains committed as a true democrat and chief servant of his people and will never let them down.

On his Nollywood colleagues,Makinde stressed the need for unity and cordial relationship among his former colleagues because unity is strength.

"Many of my colleagues have been coming to me on individual basis and I am doing my possible best to assist them in my own way,but I want them to unite.I have sponsored bills at the national assembly to champion their cause.Many of them work like elephants but eat like ants."

Credits: Jagunmolu Dare Lasisi & Lamzat

Tuesday, 21 October 2014


While women are complaining of girls snatching their husbands, this married woman was caught live doing things with her friend’s husband. Full pic below.............

The source said the wife trailed her friend and hubby for several weeks before she eventually caught them in action in a local hotel in Lagos. Her husband managed to escape but the married woman was humiliated.