Why I Jump On Wizkid’s Ojuelegba Remix – Drake

In his cover story for the 100th issue of FADER Magazine Drake speaks for the first time about why he jumped on the surprise remix of Wizkid’s Ojuelegba a few months back.

He told the magazine

I just did it because I was in the moment. I wasn’t thinking like, ‘Oh man, I gotta get my brand up in Nigeria.’” Not to say that’s not important. I’m super-honored to be on that song.
He also sets the record straight about those Meek Mill ghost writing allegations and his beef with the rapper!

On The Rap Beef with Meek Mill, which started after Meek accused him of using a ghostwriter

It was weighing heavy on me
This is a discussion about music, and no one’s putting forth any music? Nobody told you that this was a bad idea, to engage in this and not have something?

I didn’t get it. I didn’t get how there was no strategy on the opposite end. I just didn’t understand. I didn’t understand it because that’s just not how we operate.

Does he use ghostwriters?

I need, sometimes, individuals to spark an idea so that I can take off running. I don’t mind that. And those recordings-they are what they are. And you can use your own judgment on what they mean to you. If I have to be the vessel for this conversation to be brought up-you know, God forbid we start talking about writing and references and who takes what from where — I’m OK with it being me.
It’s just, music at times can be a collaborative process, you know? Who came up with this, who came up with that-for me, it’s like, I know that it takes me to execute every single thing that I’ve done up until this point. And I’m not ashamed.

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LEAKED: Buhari Has Released The LIST of Ministers, See Many Names

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In his bid to fulfill the promise to make his ministers known in September, President Muhammadu Buhari has finally handed over the list of his ministerial nominees to his special adviser on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, for onward delivery to the Senate.

A sourced just leaked many of the names on the new list to the Senate. See the names…

Prof. Tam David West

Femi Falana (SAN)

Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazu (rtd)

Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola

Wale Edun

Abubakar Malami (SAN).

Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui-Okaru

Chief Bode Mustapha

Dr Kayode Fayemi

Dr. Abba Ruma

Chief Kanu Agabi

Donald Duke

Babatunde Raji Fashola

Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi

Rotimi Akeredolu

Oby Ezekwesili

Festus Odimegwu

Engineer Funsho Kupolokun

Yinka Folashade Oredola

Bisola Adegbenro

Isaiah Danjuma (son of TY Danjuma)

Dele Momodu

Kehinde Lawanson

Chief Bayo Ojo (SAN)

Pat Utomi

Charles Chukwuma Soludo

– Nigerians are eagerly waiting the official list but we are now sure that the above names are among.

[DOWNLOAD] EMPIRE Season 2 Episode 1: The Devils Are Here

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Three months after his arrest, Lucious tries to
run Empire Entertainment while in federal
lockup; Cookie stages a star-studded concert in
support of Lucious while Andre, Hakeem, Anika
and Mimi Whiteman (Marisa Tomei) attempt a
hostile takeover.
After a year of waiting, we finally have a new
premiere episode for Empire , and by was the
wait worth it. When we lat left Cookie and
Lucious, one of them was going to jail and the
other was trying to determine what the next
move for the empire was. It was a perfect script
flip from what happened at the beginning of the
series with Cookie getting out of prison and
Lucious determining the next move for his music
empire.
But now it’s Lucious in prison and Cookie on the
loose — and everything we saw in the season
premiere of Empire suggests we’re going to be
in for a a thrilling season. We had a murder plot,
a failed hit on Lucious and a few major power
plays that involved the flipping of a few scripts
on a couple of characters who didn’t see it coming.

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Senators Hold Emergency Meeting Over Saraki/Code Of Conduct Issue, Vow To Deal With Cabal

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About 50 Senators cutting across different political
parties in the senate, convened an emergency meeting in
Abuja on September 19th where they discussed the
Code of Conduct Tribunal’s invitation to Senate
President Bukola Saraki over his alleged false
declaration of assets.
Daily Trust reports that the senators at the meeting
exonerated President Buhari of being behind the current
crisis facing the senate President but accused “a cabal”
within the presidency who they say is instigating the
government institutions against Senate President Saraki.
Rising from the meeting which lasted for about 4 hours
with some senators joining the meeting via telephone,
the convener of the meeting, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah
said they had unanimously resolved to support the anti-
corruption war of President Buhari and also to deal
decisively with the cabal.
“We have resolved to use all available powers under the
constitution to ensure that no cabal exists and run the
government on behalf of Buhari and we have also
resolved to deal decisively with the cabal,” he said.
Also another senator who spoke on the condition of
anonymity after the meeting said
“Our colleagues were angry at the beginning of the
meeting because they were initially suspecting that the
President has hand in the trial of Saraki.
But after heated debate, they understood that Buhari
was not responsible for it. One of our colleagues
present at the meeting suggested that the Senate
should reconvene on Monday in order to address the
challenge.
His suggestion, however, did not see the light of day as
we resolved to use other channels to address the
challenge.”.

Idris Elba ‘too street’ to play James Bond –

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ACCORDING TO THE AUTHOR OF THE SERIES
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 25: Actor Idris
Elba attends the screening of “Mandela: Long
Walk to Freedom”, hosted by U2, Anna Wintour
and Bob & Harvey Weinstein, with Burberry at
the Ziegfeld Theater on November 25, 2013 in
New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/FilmMagic)
The writer of the new James Bond novel
“Trigger Mortis” has set off a firestorm with a
remark about Idris Elba .
Anthony Horowitz recently told the Daily Mail
that he believes Elba is “probably a bit too
‘street’ for Bond. Is it a question of being suave?
Yeah.”
Elba has long been touted as the fans’ choice to
become the first black Bond.
For some, the reference to Elba as “too street”
was code for “too black.”
“Between The World and Me” author Ta-Nehisi
Coates tweeted that Hororwitz should “Just be
honest and say ‘ James Bond ’s being white is
important to me’ and be done with it.”

OPEN LETTER TO MR PRESIDENT FROM THE NEWLY RECRUITED IMMIGRATION OFFICERS 2015

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 DEAR MR PRESIDENT,
This letter is not written in a spirit of untruth or half-truths
commonly published. Nor is it motivated in any way by political or
tribal bias. It is written with respect due your office and the
awesome tasks that have been laid on your shoulders.
We write as a patriotic citizen, as Nigerians who wants Nigeria to
achieve her set dreams and wants a great future for his children and
grandchildren.

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        A great man once  said ” The youths are the future of a
Nation. In their tender and loving hands, the future of the Nation is
entrusted . In their innocent hearts , the pride of the Nation is
enshrined. On their development, the salvation of the Nation is
dependent”.
Mr. President, the youths are the nation builders, We believe you
understand our frustration and
hardship as we continually struggle for gainful employment. We know
you have faith in our ingenuity, capability and creativity, that is
why you promised during your campaign to empower the youths and to
create jobs for them.
As a result, we will draw your attention to our plights the Nigerian
youths who were recently employed by the Nigerian Immigration Service
after a rigorous recruitment process.
We are currently being threatened with the loss of our jobs following
the recent suspension of Mr. David Parradang, the Comptroller General
of the Nigeria Immigration Service. This has sparked fear among us the
newly recruited officers and currently await your intervention in this
matter because we believe in you.
     We will like to shed light on some salient issues for the sakes
of emphasis. It’s our humble side of the whole story .
 As a result of the failed recruitment of march 15 of last year, that
led to loss of 15 lives, the Federal Government set up a Committee
known as The Presidential Committee to Assist in Immigration
Recruitment which was constituted on 26th March, 2014 by the former
President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR. The membership of that
committee includes;
1. The Chairman Federal Civil Service Commission (Chairman)
2. The Permanent Secretary (General Services) OSGF
3. The Comptroller- General of Immigration
4. The Representative of the Inspector General of Police
5. The representative of the DG Department of State Services
6. The representative of the Corps Marshal FRSC
7. The representative of the Commandant General Civil Defense Corps
8. The representative of the Controller- General Prisons
9. The representative of the Attorney General of the Federation
10. The representative of D G, Federal Character Commission
11. The representative of the Head of Service

The then Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sen. Anyim
Pius Anyim signed the terms of reference for this Committee, they are
;
i. To liaise with the Board to confirm the actual number of personnel
to be recruited
ii. To assist the Board by advertising the recruitment with a view to
starting the process afresh
iii. To assist the Board by processing the application, short listing
of potential applicants and conducting necessary interviews for the
purpose of the recruitment exercise
iv. To assist the Board by following all relevant laws, Public Service
Rules and guidelines to determine successful applicants and announce
their appointment into the NIS
v. To ensure that three family members of each deceased applicant from
the aborted exercise, at least one of whom should be a female are
given immediate and automatic appointment
vi. To ensure that all those injured are given immediate and automatic
appointment in the NIS.

After almost a year past, the vacancies were advertised on February 9,
2015, posted on the federal civil service commission’s website and
some other media as below:

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THE PRESIDENCY
PRESIDENTIAL COMMITTEE TO ASSIST IN IMMIGRATION RECRUITMENT
Pursuant to its mandate to assist the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration
and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) in conducting a fresh Recruitment
Exercise, the Presidential Committee to Assist in the Immigration
Recruitment Exercise, hereby invites application from suitably
qualified candidates for appointment into the following vacant
positions in the Nigeria Immigration Service:
VACANCIES
CATERORY A: SUPERINTENDENT CADRE – Assistant Superintendent of
Immigration II (ASI II) – CONPASS 08
CATEGORY B: INSPECTORATE CADRE – Assistant Inspector of Immigration
(AII) – CONPASS 06
CATEGORY C: IMMIGRATION ASSISTANT CADRE – Immigration Assistant III
(IA3) – CONPASS 03
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Be a Nigerian citizen by birth or descent;
Not less than 18 years or more than 35 years of age;
Not less than 1.7 metres in height for male and 1.64 metres for female;
Have a fully expanded chest measurement of not less than 0.87 metres;
Be certified by a Government Medical Officer to be physically and
mentally fit for appointment into the Service;
Not suffering from any form of mental or physical disability.
Candidates with any of the following medical cases need not apply:
Sight problem;
Hearing difficulties;
Previous major orthopaedic operation;
Flat foot;
Fracture, stammering or any other natural disability;
Be free from any form of financial embarrassment;
Be of good character and must not have been found guilty of any
criminal offence;
CATERORY A: SUPERINTENDENT CADRE
Assistant Superintendent of Immigration II (ASI II) – CONPASS 08
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION Candidates applying for this position must have
obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University preferably
in the following disciplines: Geography, French/other Foreign
Languages, Humanities and other subjects relevant to Migration
Management.
CATEGORY B: INSPECTORATE CADRE
Assistant Inspector of Immigration (AII) – CONPASS 06
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION Candidates applying for this position must
possess any of the following:
National Diploma (ND) obtained from a recognized institution.
National Certificate of Education (NCE) from a recognized institution; or
General Certificate of Education (Advance Level) in two (2) subjects
obtained at one sitting or three (3) subjects obtained at two
sittings.
CATEGORY C: IMMIGRATION ASSISTANT CADRE
Immigration Assistant III (IA3) – CONPASS 03
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION Candidates applying for this position must
possess any of the following:
West African School Certificate (WASC) or Senior Secondary School
Certificate (SSSC) with Credits in not less than three (3) subjects
including English and at least passes in two (2) other subjects; or
National Examination Council (NECO)/General Certificate of Education
(GCE) Ordinary Level with passes in four (4) subjects obtained at one
sitting or five (5) subjects obtained at two sittings including
English Language.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Qualified Applicants can complete the application online (PCs,
Laptops, Tablets and Smart-Phones)via FCSC Recruitment Portal:
http://www.nis.fedcivilservice.gov.ng
The web portal will be open to accept applications from Monday,
February 9th, 2015 through Sunday, March 22nd, 2015.
ONLY APPLICATIONS SUBMIITED VIA THE ABOVE WEB-PORTAL WILL BE
CONSIDERED FOR APPOINTMENT.
NOTE/DISCLAIMER
In accordance with the Terms of Reference of the Committee, this
recruitment exercise does not recognise any and all prior submitted
applications. To be considered for appointment, candidates must submit
fresh applications using the above referenced web portal.
NO PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION. ANY PERSON WHO SEEKS
TO SUBMIT APPLICATION OR OBTAIN APPOINTMENT VIA OTHER MEANS DOES SO AT
HIS/HER OWN RISK.
Honourable Chairman
Presidential Committee to Assist in Immigration Recruitment
Signed
Secretary to Presidential Committee to
Assist in Immigration Recruitment
For: Honourable Chairman

Note the application is free and must be done online
Method of Application
Click the link below to Apply
https://www.nis.fedcivilservice.gov.ng/#/vacancies

  Youths all over the country applied, those who met the stated
requirements were shortlisted for a Computer-Based Aptitude Test. The
test was conducted by Dragnet, a firm that specializes in handling
recruitment tests for reputable companies in Nigeria like Chevron,
Oando and others. The test was conducted between 20th and 24th of
April, in four different locations across the country :Lagos, Abuja,
ABU-Zaria and UNEC-Enugu.
    The candidates who passed the Computer-Based Aptitude Test were
then asked to report to the Service Commands in their various states
of origin for physical examination, document verification and oral
interview. this also happened between the 5th and 7th of may,2015.
The successful candidates were selected based on their total scores,
from the Computer-Based Aptitude Test, physical examination, document
verification and oral interview within their state of origin, in a way
that satisfied provision of Federal Character. We were then asked to
report to the various training schools for preliminary documentation
and collection of appointment letters on the 25th of May 2015. The
Level 3 cadres (Immigration Assistants) reported to Ahoada in Rivers
State, the Level 6 cadres (Assistant Inspectors) reported to Orlu in
Imo State, while the level 8 cadres ( Assistant Superintendents)
reported to Kano. The level 3 candidates (900 in number) and the level
6 (700 in number) were issued appointment letters while the level 8
candidates (400 in number) were given posting letters to their various
Service Commands, signed by the Comptroller of Immigration Service
(APU), Mr. Oyedeji TV, on behalf of the CGI. It reads: “I am directed
to inform you that the above named newly recruited personnel has been
posted to your command for attachment and induction with immediate
effect, pending when they will be sent for training.
2.The letter of appointment will be sent in due course.
3.Please acknowledge receipt and date which the newly recruited staff
reported to duty.”

 The Assistant Superintendents were not given appointment letter
because the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prison Board (CDFIPB)
who are in charge of issues relating to appointment and promotion of
officers in the superintendent cadre, refused to issue their
appointment letters. All the 2000 candidates were documented and given
Service Numbers.
 It is therefore surprising that the reports we read in the National
Dailies excludes the 400 recruited Assistant Superintendent Officers.
They reported 1600 instead of 2000 officers that were recruited into
the service
    Mr. President, we want to confidently tell you that the
recruitment process was free, fair, open and credible and that the
successful candidates are the ones chosen on merit. we are therefore
not surprised that perhaps some who could not field their candidates
through the back door are aggrieved and wants the recruitment
cancelled .
    Besides, the 2000 recruited officers have undergone three months
induction training in their various state commands. They have learnt
some nitty-gritty of the job; they were taught among other things, how
to strip and assemble fire-arms, the principles of marksmanship,
weapon handling and combat mindset. They have been equipped and
prepared for the job and are ready for service to their fatherland.
They were only waiting to be called to their various training schools
before they were dispersed and secretly sent home to avoid public
outcry.
Your Excellency sir, we cannot forget that phenomenal day, when we all
watched with enthusiasm our new president speak to us; where you said
among other notable things: “Unemployment, notably youth un-employment
features strongly in our Party’s Manifesto” which is to create at
least 1million new jobs every year, for the foreseeable future. We are
neither APC nor PDP members, we are Nigerian youths and upon this
ground we plead you to confirm the appointment of these 2000 recruits,
as it would reduce the number of the unemployed.
We trust your judgments as we hope to receive it in our favor.

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Signed
2015 Recruits of the Nigeria Immigration Service