Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WHY WE FAILED NIGERIA BY PRESIDENT JONATHAN


President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday explains why his administration had erred in his electoral promise to deliver as promised in his campaign manifesto.

 He ascribed this to the security problem in the country as his administration is being distracted by the religious sect, boko haram which has claimed responsibilities for the killings of hundred of Nigerians and bombing of religious houses in the northern part of the countries.

Citing this at the 60th National Executive Council meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party, he went further to state that Job creation is one of the priorities of his government.

He however expresses optimism that the menace of the sect will soon be reduced to enable sustainable development in the country.

He also used the opportunity to express his fear about the activities of the opposition parties saying 

“The opposition parties want to drown the PDP. We believe that if we do not have a party as robust as the PDP, probably, the republic would have collapsed. Because we witnessed what happened in the First Republic and we know the circumstances that led to the collapse of the First Republic and the Second Republic.


 “We know what is happening in other African countries. If the ruling party over intimidates and over imposes, using the weight of the Federal Government; and the citizens revolt, it weakens the political system and creates confusion and instability. 

“But the PDP, even though, we control the Federal Government, we operate a system that even the opposition fly higher than us. They abuse us more, but we allow it. It is the PDP’s handling of the affairs of the country that is stabilizing democracy in the country.”

FEDERAL GOVERMENT RESTORES OPERATING LICENCE OF ONE PRIVATE UNIVERSITY.

RUQAYYATU RUFA'I,  NIGERIA'S MINISTER OF EDUCATION


 The Federal Government had through its regulatory agency, the National Universities Commission (NUC) earlier suspended the activities of seven private Universities for not meeting up to minimum target on school facilities and academic programmes. 

The suspended universities affected then were Lead City, Caritas, Joseph Ayo Babalola, Tansian, Madonna, Achievers and Obong.

However the National Universities Commission (NUC) had restored that suspended operating license of Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State.

In a statement  made available by the Registrar of JABU, Wale Aderibigbe: “This was made known through a letter from the NUC: NUC/ES/259/Vol.I/219, dated July 16, 2012, duly signed by the Commission Deputy Executive Secretary, A.S. Agbaoye, and addressed to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sola Fajana.

He said the press statement becomes imperative as the University was among seven others whose licenses were suspended the Nigeria University Commission earlier. 
A VIEW OF JABU

He went further by saying “With this news, the university management, through the help of the Board of Trustees and Governing Council, swung into consultation with the NUC. 

Coupled with these were several efforts made to align with the Commission’s directives”.
He then said the University management has resumed immediately the 2012/2013 admission process which has been stalled due to the development.
He also used the opportunity to reiterate the motive of the institution towards providing both moral and intellectual education to future leaders.

We however, were unable to confirm as at the time of filing this report whether it was only JABU's licence that was restored or there were others too.

Stayed tuned to gboyetade.blogspot.com as we will update you as soon as more details are made available. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

EKITI STATE GOVERMENT SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARY

In accordance with the policy of this site to always use every available opportunity to provide our numerous friends with important information that might be beneficial to them we have decided to continue to furnish individuals with news and other information as regards government scholarships.




Unlike in the past whereby Ekiti State Government Scholarship board deals with manual application and submission of Scholarships application. This year's Scholarship is available online and the forms can be downloaded from www.ekitistate.gov.ng/media-centre/downloads/. Completed application for should then be submitted on or before July 31,2012.. 

More information can be obtained fro, the State Scholarship Board, State Secretariat, Ado-Ekiti

ZUMA HAS DONE IT AGAIN AS EX-WIFE EMERGES FIRST AFRICAN UNION CHAIRPERSON



NKOSAZANA DLAMINI-ZUMA


The Ex-wife of South-African president and present South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has been appointed as the head of African Union.



Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma emerged as the first female head of the African Union after a second round of voting as she had a tie against the incumbent Jean ping of Gabon. Neither of the two candidates succeeded in securing the required two-third of votes at the January first round of election. This tie was a result of a serious polarity of the representative countries delegate as the Francophone countries supported Jean Ping of Gabon and the Southern English speaking supporting her.
ADDRESSING NEWSMEN
 
She was an anti-apartheid veteran and had been involved in politics since her student days as an active underground member of the then banned African National Congress (ANC) and also a member of the South African Students’ Association where she served as the Deputy President. She completed her medical studies while at exile at the University of Bristol in 1978.
THE OLD COUPLES SEEMS TO BE SAYING WE HAVE DONE IT AGAIN

She had served as a member of all previous cabinet in South Africa till date serving under president Nelson Mandela as an Health minister, Thabo Mbeki as Foreign Affairs Minister and under her Ex-husband and the incumbent president as the minister of home affairs.

CHECK THE ZUMAS OUT, WE ARE ZULUS


She was nominated as Deputy President by Tambo Mbeki after the husband was fired which she declined.
She will have to deal with the issues of aftermath of recent coups in Guinea Bissau and Mali as her predecessor has been seen as very slow and ineffective in handling issues in the past as in the cases of Cote d’Ivoire coup and Libya revolution last year. 
PRESIDENT ZUMA SEEMS TO BE SAYING WE GOT IT
She ha s past records of achievements as the Health Minister she made health services available to the poor and as a Foreign Minister she was praised for her subtle diplomatic policy and ending the war with Congo.
She will have to deal with the issues of aftermath of recent coups in Guinea Bissau and Mali as her predecessor has been seen as very slow and ineffective in handling issues in the past as in the cases of Cote d’Ivoire coup and Libya revolution last year. 



HOPE NOT MOTHER AFRICA'S HEADACHE ALREADY


She had promised in her campaign promises to make the Union more efficient and effective and had also said prior to her election as not seeing the Union being polarized as the winner will work with all so there it was not a surprised after her emergence when she declared that she is not an Anglophone but a Zulu and promise to work based on the resolution of neither the English speaking nor the French speking but of everyone.    


I AM A ZULU AND I AM READY FOR THE JOB!

Monday, July 16, 2012

BEING TOO SEXY COST ME ROLES



One of the things that causes most women frequent headache and concern is thinking of the fact that they are not beautiful or not being sexy enough.

 For Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson reverse is the case as she insist her ‘too sexy’ appearance has occasionally impacted on her career causing her to miss out in movie roles. 
IN THE MOVIE WE BOUGHT A ZOO

 She complained saying that “That has happened to me before, yeah. For me, I would imagine casting someone; you would want to challenge yourself in some way. 



She commented further saying 'It is so interesting to see actors transform. There are certainly plenty of times when I am definitely not sexy.'
IN THE MOVIE AVENGERS

She also said her staying beautiful is simple as she lives healthy but not too strict with herself as she occasionally go on outings taking a couple of cups of wine and  a slice of cake though she avoids meat and dairy products and also ensure adequate rest

STARRYING AS BLACK WIDOW IN AVENGERS
She commented further saying 'It is so interesting to see actors transform. There are certainly plenty of times when I am definitely not sexy!.'


She was born on November 22 1984, made her film debut in the movie North (1994) but . She rose to further prominence with her roles in movie THE HORSE WISPHER

 
has appeared in Calvin Klein, L'OrĂ©al, Louis Vuitto advertisements and has been the face of Spanish brand Mango since 2009. , Johansson was announced as the face of the new Dolce & Gabbana make-up collection in early 2009. She made a personal appearance at the London store, Selfridges, on July 31, 2009, to help launch and promote the line. 


She was at some point in time seen as  sex symbol when She shifted to adult roles with her performances in Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) and Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation (2003), for which she won a BAFTA award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

 
 The list of movies she has starred includes

The Avengers ... Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow -2012
We Bought a Zoo ... Kelly Foster - 2011
Iron Man 2 ... Natalie Rushman / Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow - 2010
Mary Queen of Scots ... Mary, Queen of Scots - 2008
The Spirit ... Silken Floss - 2008
Vicky Cristina Barcelona ... Christina - 2008
The Other Boleyn Girl ... Mary Boleyn - 2007
The Nanny Diaries ... Annie Braddock - 2007
Scoop ... Sondra Pransky - 2006
The Prestige ... Olivia - 2006
The Black Dahlia ... Kay Lake - 2006
Match Point ... Nola Rice - 2005
The Island ... Jordan Two Delta / Sarah Jordan - 2005
In Good Company ... Alex Foreman - 2004
The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie ... Mindy (voice) - 2004
A Good Woman ... Meg Windermere - 2004
A Love Song for Bobby Long ... Pursy Will - 2004
The Perfect Score ... Francesca Curtis - 2004
Girl with a Pearl Earring ... Griet - 2003
Lost in Translation ... Charlotte - 2003
Eight Legged Freaks ... Ashley Parker - 2002
An American Rhapsody ... Suzanne Sandor - 2001
Ghost World ... Rebecca - 2001
The Man Who Wasn't There ... Rachael Abundas (Birdy) - 2001
My Brother the Pig ... Kathy Caldwell - 1999
The Horse Whisperer ... Grace MacLean - 1998
Home Alone 3 ... Molly Pruitt - 1997
Fall ... Little Girl - 1997
Manny & Lo ... Amanda 'Manny' - 1996
If Lucy Fell ... Emily - 1996
Just Cause ... Kate Armstrong - 1995
North ... Laura Nelson - 1994


Awards and nominations

Award Year Film Result
Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Female 1996 Manny & Lo Nominated
Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actress – Drama/Romance 1998 The Horse Whisperer Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress 1998 The Horse Whisperer Nominated
Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film — Leading Young Actress 1998 The Horse Whisperer Nominated
YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Film 1998 The Horse Whisperer Won
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress 2001 Ghost World Nominated
Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress 2001 Ghost World Won
Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film — Leading Young Actress(tied with Emma Watson) 2001 An American Rhapsody Won
Young artist Award for Best Ensemble in a Feature Film (with Mae Whitman and Kelly Endresz-Banlaki) 2001 An American Rhapsody Nominated
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role 2003 Lost in Translation Won
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress 2003 Lost in Translation Won
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress 2003 Lost in Translation Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress 2003 Lost in Translation Nominated
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy 2003 Lost in Translation Nominated
MTV Movie Award for Best Female Breakthrough Performance 2003 Lost in Translation Nominated
New York Film Critics Online Award for Best Supporting Actress 2003 Lost in Translation Won
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress 2003 Lost in Translation Nominated
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy 2003 Lost in Translation Nominated
Upsteam Prize for Best Actress 2003 Lost in Translation Won
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role 2003 Girl with a Pearl Earring Nominated
British Independent Film Award for Best Actress 2003 Girl with a Pearl Earring Nominated
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama 2003 Girl with a Pearl Earring Nominated
London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress 2003 Girl with a Pearl Earring Nominated
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama 2004 A Love Song for Bobby Long Nominated
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture 2005 Match Point Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress 2005 Match Point Nominated
Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast 2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona Won
Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress 2010 Iron Man 2 Nominated
Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play 2010 A View from the Bridge Won
Theatre World Award 2010 A View from the Bridge Won
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play 2010 A View from the Bridge Nominated