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Why I Opted For Crowdfunding Over Jonathan-like Fund Raising – Buhari

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Muhammadu Buhari

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) has explained why he decided to embark on crowdfunding on Facebook, for the 2015 elections.

Buhari, who just raised more than N54 million from the crowd sourcing platform said a fund raising program like President Goodluck Jonathan’s, where the president raised N21 billion, was unnecessary and did not carry ordinary Nigerians along.

The former head of state said that carrying the masses along would make him more accountable to the people if he is voted into office next year.

“This is my approach, God knows and you know it. Go and ask my former running mate, Pastor Tunde Bakare. I heard him saying in an interview that when we started campaign with him, he never knew there was such a large number of people in the north. So my strength is mainly with the ordinary people.

“You know N100 is a lot of money for them, and I believed they will make that sacrifice especially when I told them that I’m going to sign the cheque to get even a kobo out of that amount. That is why I depend on them and we are taking this idea mainly from what happen in United States.

“When Obama came out to contest, he was a colourful person. The big companies were for him. But he knew that he needed the ground foot soldiers. So, when he came up with this idea, he was able to finance his campaign without looking for money bags or any influential person. So, he remains independent. This is what I want to achieve,” he explained.

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  1. domjay

    December 25, 2014 at 8:47 am

    buhari u dey lie,ur a very bad market, no reasonable Nigerian will put his kobo for u,fanatic.

  2. Ogoja Must Have A Say.

    December 25, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Who is fooling who, Buhari their friend let me educate you; They said ” old age does cruel things to the mind” your case is all about your age, it has made you acts like a premature female. Why must you always criticizing, denigrating and blackmailing ya opponents? You seniors Jonathan by far but, he chose to humbled and composed himself in an acceptable manner, I’m sure that is indicates how well someone was brought up indeed. For me and my household, our votes go horizontal to Jonathan. I don’t want to be lead by the fools coz the leader doesn’t know and I his follower does not know too, so that leadership will yield unexplainable catastrophes.

  3. Triumphant Oghre

    December 25, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Democracy is defined as “the government of the people, by the people and for the people.” The approach of General Buhari in raising fund for his campaign is brilliant and should be applauded. He could have easily approached the rich men and women of Nigeria for financial contribution but he approached the people of Nigeria because he believes in democracy, and of course, the people! If the financial support for his campaign comes from the citizens of Nigeria, then he is accountable to them but if it came from businesses, companies and billionaires, he is likely to be accountable to them. This defeats what democracy is all about. When people donate anonymously, it’s usually from their hearts but when donors are known and publicised, there is usually a hidden agenda behind it. In Nigeria it’s usually something for something or quid pro quo. Buhari’s constituencies are not businesses, bankers, millionaires and billionaires of Nigeria, but first and foremost, the masses or citizens of Nigeria. However, this does not preclude businesses, billionaires, bankers, etc from contributing to General Buhari’s campaign but they must do so anonymously and with good intention. So the government that the people of Nigeria should look forward to and advocate come 2015 is the government of the people, by the people and for the people. Long live Nigeria!!!

  4. Lola

    December 25, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    @mr buhari, why do u always criticize even at ur age? the breakdown of Jonathan’s donation show 5000 donated by an individual & group, is it GEJ’s fault dat his donation is higher dan urs? Come 2015, all ur hidden agendas will b exposed (mr do or die politician)

  5. Prince

    December 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    U are very correct bro,I wonder!!election is nt a do or die affair.I wonder why he is so desperate, he has fail 3 times so pls let him go an look 4 sumtin else an do is an old man 4 GOD Sake.

  6. MATAWAL

    December 25, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    GREAT ONE THERE SIR. WE ARE SOLIDLY BEHIND YOU.

  7. emmanuel

    December 26, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Triviality.Tell Nigerians the GAPS detected in President Jonathan administration that you want to fill.A unique programme in the short,medium and long term.Tell us the envisage sources of funds and time frame.Inaddition,what is your game plan to halt the current insurgency and terrorism as promised.Furthermore,what is your foreign policy trust.

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The potential for iGaming in Nigeria uncovered

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There is a growing positivity surrounding the Nigerian iGaming industry. As the nation breathes a collective sigh of relief following the announcement of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), it’s hoped that many burgeoning industries such as the world of iGaming can be allowed to flourish and bring much-needed tax revenues to the country.

Many analysts within the iGaming industry believe Nigeria has the potential to become Africa’s iGaming hub. Its domestic market is already forecast to be worth $2 billion, due largely to sports betting and the fascination with Nigerian soccer stars overseas like Odion Ighalo at Manchester United. Meanwhile, the domestic penetration of smartphones is also recognised, with some 83% of the population now owning a mobile device.

Nigeria was also a major focal point during this year’s SBC Digital Summit Africa, which was understandably conducted virtually earlier this month. Ahead of the summit, experts enrolled in the event were asked to vote on which African country offered the best foundations for iGaming operators to thrive. Nigeria outperformed every other nation, with 31% of all votes labelling Nigeria as the country with the highest potential to make a real
success of its domestic iGaming sector.

Even South Africa, which has a well-established domestic iGaming market, ranked second with just 28% of the vote. Prospective Nigerian iGaming operators should certainly take a leaf out of the book of South African iGaming brands, many of which have cultivated a strong customer base through the use of incentives and sign-up bonuses. The vast majority of offers available at platforms like Casinos.co.za, direct gamers to the safest and most reputable
platforms.

One of the main reasons that industry experts believe in Nigeria’s iGaming potential is that it already boasts an engaged target demographic. Many of its young adults are already betting on sports like soccer and boxing, and there is a feeling that introducing them to casino gaming verticals would not be too difficult a stretch. Marry that with a growing number of smartphone users, which is predicted to reach over 140 million people by 2025, and you can
see the potential for iGaming apps and web applications to provide immersive, secure gaming
on the go.

Presently, the country has three separate bodies responsible for licensing online betting activities – the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), the Special Control Unit against Money Laundering (SCUML) and the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP). At the time of writing, online betting at a domestic Nigerian site is strictly prohibited by law. Loopholes regarding offshore operators make it possible for
Nigerians to play elsewhere, but it seems somewhat short-sighted for the Nigerian government to steer clear of creating its own regulated, revenue-making iGaming industry.

In a nation of substantial population, supporters of developing a domestic iGaming industry in Nigeria believe that the most would be a positive step, creating new career opportunities for everyday people. This could be in customer support, game development or any other facet of an iGaming operator. All the while, generating tax revenues for the Nigerian government and helping to breathe new life into the domestic economy.

There is a general feeling that Nigeria’s gaming industries tend to follow the same path as South Africa’s. The SBC Digital Summit Africa revealed that there has been a “seismic shift” from sports betting markets to casino games in the last eight months, including live dealer tables, that’s according to Sean Coleman, CEO of the South Africa Bookmakers Association.

Live dealer games seemingly “appeal to millennials” across South Africa. Dean Finder, CEO of Evolution Services SA believes the fact that live dealer games are “not gender biased” is an opportunity to reach out to female players, which are an often “unserved market” across Africa.

For these trends to follow suit in Nigeria, operators will need to build further trust in their
games and regulatory measures to curry favour with the country’s legislature.

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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Femi Otedola Finally Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting
Femi Otedola

Femi Otedola

Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims
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Oke

Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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