Sunday, 9 July 2017

Photos: Lagos Residents sacked by Flood

The rains have been endless in Lagos and some Lagosians have lost their home and properties to it. This calls for urgent attention from relevant bodies and individuals to help out. Here are some photos from the horrific incidence.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Udoma Udoma, Chris Ngige and other dignitaries at the launch of the Roadmap to Demographic Dividend in Nigeria.

Minister of Budget and National Planning Mr. Udoma Udoma, Minister of Labour and Productivity Mr. Chris Ngige and the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewale on behalf of the Federal Government on Thursday 6th June, 2017 launched Nigeria’s Roadmap on Demographic Dividend. The event was held at the Banquet hall of the Presidential villa, Abuja.

The National Summit which launched the roadmap to Demographic Dividend in Nigeria was put together by the Office of the Vice President, National Population Commision, UNFPA and Population Council with the theme: Investing in Youth to Harness Demographic Dividend in Nigeria. 

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbanjo who was unavoidably absent was ably represented by the Minister of Budget and National Planning Mr. Udoma Udoma who gave the keynote address on behalf of the Acting President.

Investing in our people is a strategy to drive economy growth and our young people not oil are the country’s most valuable resource, he said in his keynote address. He explained that Demographic Dividend was an accelerated economic growth resulting from changes in a country’s population age structure.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Voices of older Nigerians still represent that of wisdom and hope - Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, today said that with the exit of the respected statesman, Yusuf Maitama Sule, Nigerian youth have less of the older generation of Nigerians to learn from.

Mr. Obasanjo, who was speaking while condoling with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje during a visit to the governor’s office and the people of Kano over the death of Maitama Sule reminded youth that no matter how they felt, the voices of older Nigerians still represent that of wisdom and hope.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Citizenship and nation building

The social media is filled with information about ethnic and religious marginalization. While some Christians perceive every action of government as efforts to Islamize Nigeria, some Muslims are demanding that Christians allow them freedom to practise Islam as in the case of wearing hijab in schools. The leaders of the nation need to be aware of this threat and nip it in the bud. This is necessary because, in a country where the rights and obligations of citizens take priority, who governs the nation, whether a Muslim or Christian, should really not be a question. A true leader ought to be above ethnic, religious and party affiliation in governance. The phrase “I belong to no body and I belong to everybody”, if fully put into practise can save Nigeria from religious manipulation, conflict and war.

Update: The clash between the Executive and Legislature on 2017 budget.

As far as this administration is concerned, it seems budget wars have come to stay. From dealing with padding issues, we now have constitutional power battle between the Executive and the Legislation at hand. Though the budget have been presented and passed, assertion by the executive is far-fetched.
Below are quotes from key players of the budget tussle:
1.  We will not concede our constitutional powers to the executive arm of government - Senate. 
2.The House would not serve as a rubber stamp to the executive arm- House of Reps. 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

The Four Biggest Lies in Nigeria listed by a Nigerian Man.

Michael Uzoma Odii took to his facebook page to share his opinion on what the four biggest lies in Nigeria are. Even though the list of lies seems true, do we agree with him?

Another ultimatum for Nigerians: Two South African communities give Nigerians residing there quit notice

 Charity they say begins at home so does every other thing. When Nigerians are given ultimatum of departure in their own country, do we expect to be treated otherwise by foreign nations? According to report, Nigerians in two South African communities have been asked to vacant their communities. While a community asked landlords not to renew rent for Nigerians, the other gave a one day quit ultimatum. Read the report below:
Two South African communities, Kuruman community in Northern Cape Province and Klaafontein community, Extension 5 in Johannesburg, have reportedly given the Nigerians residing there quit notice.

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