Full Speech (text) of President Buhari’s inaugural speech (READ)

Inaugural speech by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari following his

swearing-in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29th May, 2015

I am immensely grateful to God Who Has preserved us to witness this day and this occasion. Today marks a triumph for Nigeria and an occasion to celebrate her freedom and cherish her democracy. Nigerians have shown their commitment to democracy and are determined to entrench its culture. Our journey has not been easy but thanks to the determination of our people and strong support from friends abroad we have today a truly democratically elected government in place.

I would like to thank President Goodluck Jonathan for his display of statesmanship in setting a precedent for us that has now made our people proud to be Nigerians wherever they are. With the support and cooperation he has given to the transition process, he has made it possible for us to show the world that despite the perceived tension in the land we can be a united people capable of doing what is right for our nation. Together we co-operated to surprise the world that had come to expect only the worst from Nigeria. I hope this act of graciously accepting defeat by the outgoing President will become the standard of political conduct in the country.

I would like to thank the millions of our supporters who believed in us even when the cause seemed hopeless. I salute their resolve in waiting long hours in rain and hot sunshine to register and cast their votes and stay all night if necessary to protect and ensure their votes count and were counted.  I thank those who tirelessly carried the campaign on the social media. At the same time, I thank our other countrymen and women who did not vote for us but contributed to make our democratic culture truly competitive, strong and definitive.

I thank all of you.

Having just a few minutes ago sworn on the Holy Book, I intend to keep my oath and serve as President to all Nigerians.

I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody.

A few people have privately voiced fears that on coming back to office I shall go after them. These fears are groundless. There will be no paying off old scores. The past is prologue.

Our neighbours in the Sub-region and our African brethenen should rest assured that Nigeria under our administration will be ready to play any leadership role that Africa expects of it. Here I would like to thank the governments and people of Cameroon, Chad and Niger for committing their armed forces to fight Boko Haram in Nigeria.

I also wish to assure the wider international community of our readiness to cooperate and help to combat threats of cross-border terrorism, sea piracy, refugees and boat people, financial crime, cyber crime, climate change, the spread of communicable diseases and other challenges of the 21st century.

At home we face enormous challenges. Insecurity, pervasive corruption, the hitherto unending and seemingly impossible fuel and power shortages are the immediate concerns. We are going to tackle them head on. Nigerians will not regret that they have entrusted national responsibility to us. We must not succumb to hopelessness and defeatism. We can fix our problems.

In recent times Nigerian leaders appear to have misread our mission. Our founding fathers, Mr Herbert Macauley, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Alhaji Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Malam Aminu Kano, Chief J.S. Tarka, Mr Eyo Ita, Chief Denis Osadeby, Chief Ladoke Akintola and their colleagues worked to establish certain standards of governance. They might have differed in their methods or tactics or details, but they were united in establishing a viable and progressive country. Some of their successors behaved like spoilt children breaking everything and bringing disorder to the house.

Furthermore, we as Nigerians must remind ourselves that we are heirs to great civilizations: Shehu Othman Dan fodio’s caliphate, the Kanem Borno Empire, the Oyo Empire, the Benin Empire and King Jaja’s formidable domain. The blood of those great ancestors flow in our veins. What is now required is to build on these legacies, to modernize and uplift Nigeria.

Daunting as the task may be it is by no means insurmountable. There is now a national consensus that our chosen route to national development is democracy. To achieve our objectives we must consciously work the democratic system. The Federal Executive under my watch will not seek to encroach on the duties and functions of the Legislative and Judicial arms of government. The law enforcing authorities will be charged to operate within the Constitution. We shall rebuild and reform the public service to become more effective and more serviceable. We shall charge them to apply themselves with integrity to stabilize the system.

For their part the legislative arm must keep to their brief of making laws, carrying out over-sight functions and doing so expeditiously. The judicial system needs reform to cleanse itself from its immediate past. The country now expects the judiciary to act with dispatch on all cases especially on corruption, serious financial crimes or abuse of office. It is only when the three arms act constitutionally that government will be enabled to serve the country optimally and avoid the confusion all too often bedeviling governance today.

Elsewhere relations between Abuja and the States have to be clarified if we are to serve the country better. Constitutionally there are limits to powers of each of the three tiers of government but that should not mean the Federal Government should fold its arms and close its eyes to what is going on in the states and local governments. Not least the operations of the Local Government Joint Account. While the Federal Government can not interfere in the details of its operations it will ensure that the gross corruption at the local level is checked. As far as the constitution allows me I will try to ensure that there is responsible and accountable governance at all levels of government in the country. For I will not have kept my own trust with the Nigerian people if I allow others abuse theirs under my watch.

However, no matter how well organized the governments of the federation are they can not succeed without the support, understanding and cooperation of labour unions, organized private sector, the press and civil society organizations. I appeal to employers and workers alike to unite in raising productivity so that everybody will have the opportunity to share in increased prosperity. The Nigerian press is the most vibrant in Africa. My appeal to the media today – and this includes the social media – is to exercise its considerable powers with responsibility and patriotism.

My appeal for unity is predicated on the seriousness of the legacy we are getting into. With depleted foreign reserves, falling oil prices, leakages and debts the Nigerian economy is in deep trouble and will require careful management to bring it round and to tackle the immediate challenges confronting us, namely; Boko Haram, the Niger Delta situation, the power shortages and unemployment especially among young people. For the longer term we have to improve the standards of our education. We have to look at the whole field of medicare. We have to upgrade our dilapidated physical infrastructure.

The most immediate is Boko Haram’s insurgency. Progress has been made in recent weeks by our security forces but victory can not be achieved by basing the Command and Control Centre in Abuja. The command centre will be relocated to Maiduguri and remain until Boko Haram is completely subdued. But we can not claim to have defeated Boko Haram without rescuing the Chibok girls and all other innocent persons held hostage by insurgents.

This government will do all it can to rescue them alive. Boko Haram is a typical example of small fires causing large fires. An eccentric and unorthodox preacher with a tiny following was given posthumous fame and following by his extra judicial murder at the hands of the police. Since then through official bungling, negligence, complacency or collusion Boko Haram became a terrifying force taking tens of thousands of lives and capturing several towns and villages covering swathes of Nigerian sovereign territory.

Boko Haram is a mindless, godless group who are as far away from Islam as one can think of. At the end of the hostilities when the group is subdued the Government intends to commission a sociological study to determine its origins, remote and immediate causes of the movement, its sponsors, the international connexions to ensure that measures are taken to prevent a reccurrence of this evil. For now the Armed Forces will be fully charged with prosecuting the fight against Boko haram. We shall overhaul the rules of engagement to avoid human rights violations in operations. We shall improve operational and legal mechanisms so that disciplinary steps are taken against proven human right violations by the Armed Forces.

Boko Haram is not only the security issue bedeviling our country. The spate of kidnappings, armed robberies, herdsmen/farmers clashes, cattle rustlings all help to add to the general air of insecurity in our land. We are going to erect and maintain an efficient, disciplined people – friendly and well – compensated security forces within an over – all security architecture.

The amnesty programme in the Niger Delta is due to end in December, but the Government intends to invest heavily in the projects, and programmes currently in place. I call on the leadership and people in these areas to cooperate with the State and Federal Government in the rehabilitation programmes which will be streamlined and made more effective. As ever, I am ready to listen to grievances of my fellow Nigerians. I extend my hand of fellowship to them so that we can bring peace and build prosperity for our people.

No single cause can be identified to explain Nigerian’s poor economic performance over the years than the power situation. It is a national shame that an economy of 180 million generates only 4,000MW, and distributes even less. Continuous tinkering with the structures of power supply and distribution and close on $20b expanded since 1999 have only brought darkness, frustration, misery, and resignation among Nigerians. We will not allow this to go on. Careful studies are under way during this transition to identify the quickest, safest and most cost-effective way to bring light and relief to Nigerians.

Unemployment, notably youth un-employment features strongly in our Party’s Manifesto. We intend to attack the problem frontally through revival of agriculture, solid minerals mining as well as credits to small and medium size businesses to kick – start these enterprises. We shall quickly examine the best way to revive major industries and accelerate the revival and development of our railways, roads and general infrastructure.

Your Excellencies, My fellow Nigerians I can not recall when Nigeria enjoyed so much goodwill abroad as now. The messages I received from East and West, from powerful and small countries are indicative of international expectations on us. At home the newly elected government is basking in a reservoir of goodwill and high expectations. Nigeria therefore has a window of opportunity to fulfill our long – standing potential of pulling ourselves together and realizing our mission as a great nation.

Our situation somehow reminds one of a passage in Shakespeare’s Julius Ceasar

There is a tide in the affairs of men which,

taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;

Omitted, all the voyage of their life,

Is bound in shallows and miseries.

We have an opportunity. Let us take it.

Thank you

Muhammadu Buhari

President Federal Republic of NIGERIA

and

Commander in-chief-of the Armed forces

[Music] Lexyflow – Gboriwole (@Lexy_flow)

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I highly recommend you download this single from Lexyflow , you would be glad you did. Listen and enjoy!!

Up and coming London-based Nigerian producer and musician Lexyflow – real name Oyepeju Olumuyiwa – is proud to unveil his brand new single titled “Gboriwole” featuring fellow London-based emerging singer, songwriter and producer B Mystireo. Written and produced by Lexyflow himself and mixed and mastered by Sir Uthy, “Gboriwole” is a massive dance record inspired by local African rhythms, infused with a Techno vibe, to amazingly glorious effects.

Bringing their separate experiences together on this new record, Lexyflow and B Mystireo have brought their extensive artistic expressions to the fore with the infectious “Gboriwole” which is set to take over club dance floors up and down Nigeria and the UK in no time. With its heavy-hitting bassline, thumping drum patterns, lush melodies and captivating sonic breaks, “Gboriwole” sees Lexyflow and B Mystireo in top form from start to finish, enjoy this massive new single below.

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[#FASHIONMEETSART] – House Of Bellus Host runway and art exhibition

1Untitled HOUSE OF BELLUS unveils it maiden edition of its fashion show tagged “FASHION MEETS ART” .A runway and art exhibition,featuring 10creative fashion designs,30stunning models and just 1runway.The fashion event is sure to create a rage not only among fashionistas but also the consumers and promises to attract the participation of some of the most creative makeup artist.trend setting hair stylists,artist,media,pr and photography. The intent of this event is to support “ogbomoso/oyo state brand”,to show them as hip,creative and happening,by showcasing series of innovative local designers and artworks.with that in mind we can take a lot of liberties with the clothe designs,art and their presentation. 3Untitled Beneficial aspect of this events includes; To encourage indigenous fashion designers. To open new windows of business opportunities for individual & investors. To put ogbomoso,oyo state on the fashion map. To enlighten the general public/attendees about what’s trending/in vogue in the fashion industry. The event is billed to hold on the 11th of sept. 2014 by 4pm, at crystal springs hall,under G.ogbomoso.lautech,oyo state. We look foward to you being part of this exciting event.2Untitled

MUSIC: B-Mystireo [@bmystireo] – My Melody + Cele ft. Kida Kudz [@KidaKingin] @lexy_flow @ollyjayjj

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Classic B-Mystireo return with another dope singles, this next rated, fast rising artist has been constant in the music industry and he keep climbing to the Top. He has teamed up many Nigeria top artist and next rated artist as well, some months ago he released Lord Av Mercy which trend online and also on air in the United Kingdom also in Scotland.
Right here is two fresh singles which he titled MY MELODY produced by UK finest producer ‘OllyJay’ and CELE featuring young talented Kida Kudz produced by Lexy Flow the hit maker. As an independent artist, he is still recording and working hard to put more better songs out there.

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Destiny’s Child Reunites To Shoot Video For Michelle Williams’ New Song ‘Say Yes’: Report

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The video will be the girl’s first for a song they are all featured on since Destiny’s Child’s 2005 charity single “Stand Up For Love.” Above, DC3 is photographed at the 5th annual BET Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on June 28, 2005.


Destiny’s Child have reunited for the first time since their spectacular performance at the Super Bowl in 2013. And this time, it’s Michelle Williams’ turn to reap the benefits of the DC3’s reunion. 

The trio came together for the track “Say Yes” off of Williams’ upcoming fourth solo album, “Journey to Freedom.” The Nigerian church anthem, which premiered on Wednesday on Philadelphia’s “Praise Philly” station, features vocals from Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and even Solange Knowles.

The existence of the song is probably enough to excite most Destiny’s Child fans. But the ladies may have an additional surprise in store, according to several videos recently posted to Instagram. 

On Tuesday night, Beyoncé was spotted exiting the set of a video shoot in Maplewood, New Jersey. She left the set of the “secret” project in a black SUV, with several of the many fans on the scene grabbing images and videos of the singer as she said hello on her way out.

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Rowland, Williams and Solange were all present on set, sources told The YBF

According to a casting call for the video, the project will feature different “different storyline threads running throughout it along with a backyard celebration.

The video will be the girl’s first since they released the visuals for their 2005 charity single “Stand Up For Love.” They did make cameo’s in Beyoncé’s “Superpower” video from her 2013 self-titled album. But the girl’s did not lend their vocals to the track. 

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Rihanna Outranks Beyoncé & Shakira on Maxim’s Hot 100 List

Maxim released the first look at its annual Hot 100 list profiling the most sexy and alluring women in showbiz.

As we all wait to see who will take the number one slot, we can let you know who is already on the list.

It is no surprise that Rihanna makes it again this year. She ranks at 11. Close to Bad Gal Ri Ri is pregnant Christina Aguilera at 15.
Beyoncé who has had an interesting week, is at 21, while “Can’t Forget to Remember You” star Shakira makes the 38th slot.

Also on the list are Miley Cyrus at 25, Demi Lovato at 40, Paula Patton at 48, Rita Ora at 73 and Iggy Azalea at 96.

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Nadia Buari Goes Spirit-coco After Alleged Breakup With Jim Iyke

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Beautiful Ghollywood actress — Nadia Buari who reports say ended her relationship with Jim Iyke as a result of his bad anger posted the message below on her Twitter page.

 

“He that walks with the wise shall be wise…. But a companion of fools shall be destroyed!”#TotallyLoveThisScripture

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Meanwhile the actress is said to have recently acquired an expensive property in Accra, Ghana.

It is learnt that the Nadia intends to use the building which will be operated by Nadia’s ‘Fashion Parade’ and will offer free scholarship to its first batch of beneficiaries.

She also has the Nadia Buari Foundation.

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How to Apply Blush For Different Facial Types

As easy as it looks getting to apply our blush right is something we learn to do; as a  lot of us ladies get our blush wrong.

«It is important to consider our face shape/features to know how to dab them on, our skin type also influences the choice of the blush for instance, a powder and cream blush will be perfect for an oily and dry skin respectively.

The type of brush to use is equally important amongst many things, catch this tutorial on how to nail your blush application below.

How to Apply Blush For Different Facial Types

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VIDEO: Dotstar – Wanbi ft. Olamide

Dotstar releases the video for his single “Wanbi” lifted off his his forth coming EP, “The ARcade”.

Check on the visuals of the Chopstix produced cut which features YBNL’s emperor Olamide and tell us what you think!

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[Video]+[Audio] Patoranking – Girlie ‘O’ (Remix) ft. Tiwa Savage

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Produced by WizzyPro and featuring Mavin Records’ song-bird Tiwa Savage who adds that certain ‘je ne sais quoi‘ to the record, listen to “Girlie ‘O’ Remix” from Nigerian rising dancehall artist Patoranking.

Better than the original “Girlie ‘O’”? Be the judge as you listen&Watch and tell us below!

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