Friday, 28 November 2014

#Technology - 10 Changes in 10 years, Amazing!

Times change quickly and so is everything. In a discussion with a friend recently, I told her, you don't want to know what the younger generation is thinking. Their brain is working 10 times faster, looks like the Intelligent ones are just been born. Anyways lets take a look at 10 technological changes that have taken place in the world in 10 years. We will be faced with the reality, that we've got little or no chance but to Change with the Changing Times to remain relevant - #HangOut4Change.

1. There were nine planets in the solar system.
The Solar System. Image Credit: NASAFor years it was always nine planets and then one day, they decided it was either going to be eight, or about twenty. They chose eight. After seven years of primary education, the world I knew it was, well gone actually; they had just declassified it as a planet. Now there are 8 planets and 5 dwarf planet Continue........

Photos: Audi appreciative gift to Barcelona Football stars, a brand new car.

Barcelona football stars including Messi (above) Neymar, Suarez and other players collected brand new cars from German car manufacturer, Audi, at an event sponsored by Audi today.
Neymar
See more photos after the cut.............

Super Eagle's Coach, Stephen Keshi to sign new contract with NFF.

Stephen Keshi is set to sign a fresh contract with Nigeria Football Federation as Nigeria Super Eagle's Coach. This have being Confirmed by an executive member of the NFF board, Emeka Inyama, who also told journalists on Friday that based on the recommendations of the Technical Committee to the Federation, Keshi is to be served a new contract.

“The board has mandated the technical committee to finalise a contract for Keshi as he still remains the coach of Nigeria,” Mr. Enyama said.

Officials of the NFF said Keshi would be given a fresh contract on December.

How the military foiled a bomb attack in Maiduguri today.


Maiduguri, the capital of troubled Borno State, was thrown into pandemonium on Friday as sounds of explosion was heard in parts of the town.

It was quickly assumed by residents that the town was under attack again by the terrorist group, Boko Haram.

It was discovered that some explosives were planted before dawn in a commercial area by suspected members of the terrorist group.

The terrorist group had wanted the area to be filled with people before detonating the bomb, but fortunately, it was discovered and the military were called in to prevent casualties.

The spokesman of the youth vigilante group, Jubrin Gunda, said there was no need for panic as the explosion heard was detonated by the military to forestall any casualties.

He said, “the attention of the security was called to a strange package dropped at the busy Custom area of the town this morning (Friday).” Continue

Bomb explosion rocks Central Mosque in Kano.

 
There was an explosion at the Central Mosque in Kano this afternoon as Muslim faithfuls were holding their Friday Jumat service. It's the same Mosque where Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido usually leads prayers but he wasn't there this afternoon. Many are feared dead. 

Thursday, 27 November 2014

#MustRead: Understanding Democracy: Who is a Politician? - Bobby Udoh.


While I write on Change and other Social issues, I love to read from people who have like passion with me. And it is a daily culture on this blog to share any helpful article on Change and Nationbuilding. Found this article by Bobby Udoh and it is a must read. Do we really deserve the democracy we have? Who are the architects of democracy and who truly is a Politician? Bobby helps us to build our understanding on the above subject. 
 
As we begin to create awareness and strive to engage more Nigerians to embrace the New Nigeria Dream and work towards it, this is a well needed information. Please read article after the cut....
 

Diezani Alison-Madueke elected as 1st female president of OPEC.

Dieziani Alison-Madueke elected first female president of OPECNigeria’s Minister of Petroleum, Dieziani Alison-Madueke has been elected the first female president of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). She was elected today at the ongoing 166th General Meeting of the body in Vienna, Austria.

She replaces former president of OPEC, Libyan Vice Prime Minister for Corporations, Abdourhman Atahar-Ahirish. She was elected for one year and is expected to immediately resume office. Congratulations to her.
 

#FIFARanking: Nigeria not totally out yet from 5th world best - 42nd world best, see full list here.

Despite crashing out of AFCON 2015, African champions Nigeria have remained at the 42nd ranked team in the world and 10th in Africa.
 
The Super Eagles failed to beat South Africa earlier this month and so will not feature at next year’s AFCON to be hosted by Equatorial Guinea.
 
The Eagles were also occupied the same positions in both the global and continental rankings last month.
 
But Nigeria are expected to suffer a slide on the rankings after the AFCON because they will not be involved in the tournament.
 
Nigeria’s best world ranking this year was achieved in August 2014 when they placed 33rd, while the highest ever was in April 1994 when they were rated fifth best in the world.
 
South Africa and Congo, who qualified for AFCON from Group A, have moved up in the rankings as a result of their qualification.

Source: African Football 
Check out full list after the cut......

Wow I think Denrele Edun is a new man, check out his new look on Complete Fashion new Issue.

 
Whoever got Denrele Edun looking like this, is a Transformer. Evolving TV Personality Denrele who is popularly known for his controversial and extreme dress and hair style, is looking like a perfect 'Gentleman' in this new photo. The Gladiators, Akpolas, Wierd dress style and colours were all gone. Keep it so, Denrele.

US Embassy Announces New Visa Application Process For Nigeria.

US Embassy Announces New Visa Application Process For Nigeria 
The Consular Chief of the US Embassy, Stacie Hankins, had on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, disclosed that over 220,000 non-immigrant visa applications were received by the embassy in Abuja and the Consulate in Lagos between October 1, 2013, and September 30, 2014.

He made this disclosure in Abuja during a press meeting with journalists on the new visa procedures.

Hankins said the figure represented an increase of about 38,000 visa applications when compared with the 182,000 applications in the previous year.

Terrorist attack in Garki 11, Abjua?


Just received an unconfirmed report of an on-going terrorist attack in the Garki II area specifically around the Garki mall. Doubted it, but the information came from a Police officer who was very certain of the incidence. He said the Police have gained some control now, but there were some casualties. More details soon......

Photo: Blue Ivy and Beyonce gets in the Christmas holiday mood.

Blue Ivy takes in her beautiful Christmas tree (Instagram)
Beyonce shows off her holiday spirit in 7/11 (YouTube) 
The Carter girls are sure getting in the Christmas holiday mood early this year. BeyoncĂ© posted a photo to Instagram on Wednesday of her and Jay Z's daughter Blue Ivy — who will turn 3 on January 7 — gazing up at a giant Christmas tree. Naturally, it was decorated with lavish blue, silver, and teal ornaments, as well as elephants and other sparkly trinkets. Think the Carters decorated it themselves. It looks great.


In another scene, Beyoncé out of a box and dances around her hotel suite, which has been transformed into a mini winter wonderland. And it looks like Blue even got to open a gift from Santa early. |
 
Are you in the Christmas holiday mood yet? Hippeeeeeeee you should be.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

HOME POWER!


As an Aesthete – someone with a special love/understanding of art and beautiful things, this topic is of utmost interest and importance to me.

If you were given an option not considering any limitations, what kind of life will you be living? Hey don’t look at Buckingham palace or some Prince Charles kind of life and wish it or give me an answer that fits someone else’s life that you are probably watching right now. Look inwards and answer this question – What kind of life will you be living, considering you have no limitations?
The Art of Living is actually putting into best use the potentials that you have around you and within you to create all that you want to or ought to be. No one will give to you what you deserve you have to make it happen with the God given potential that lies within you, I call it your home power.

Your home is actually a birthing place for all of your dreams and desires and also for all of the world’s solution for peace, harmony, justice and equality. Home Power is a concept that exists in all aspect of human existence….. Politics, Education, Business, Entertainment, Family, Media etc.

Can we take a closer look at our homes! More on this soon.

Stay tuned for Interior Majik.


Official 2015 AFCON match ball unveiled - #Marhaba

adidas ball

Adidas have unveiled Marhaba, the official match ball of the 2015 Orange Africa Cup Of Nations finals that will take place in Equatorial Guinea from 17 January to 8 February 2015.

The ball has been named Marhaba which means “Welcome” and has a multi-colour design (mainly white with strips of Blue and Black) which represents the contrasting landscapes of the continent, from the Sahara desert to the bright azure sky of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean.

Marhaba, will be officially revealed on Wednesday, 3 December 2014 during the draw of the final tournament at the Sipopo Convention Centre in Malabo.
Source: starafrica.com

Nigeria will not break up in 2015 - Pst. Kumuyi


He spoke on Tuesday during a media briefing for the commencement of the Deeper Life Bible Church three-day crusade at Eiyenkorin in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

Kumuyi, cautioned Nigerians against making unguarded statements that were capable of heating up the polity.

Kumuyi said, “Sometimes people misunderstood the power of prophecy and there are people who will make negative pronouncements. Pronouncements are not necessarily prophecies. Every utterance on Nigeria breaking up is a pronouncement made from observations and not prophecies.

IG of Police appeared before the House of Reps- Called Gate climbers "Suspected hoodlums" and refuses to acknowledge Tambuwal as Speaker.


There was drama, anger as the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, finally showed up at the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

This was the second invitation.

The meeting was however ill- fated. It ended abruptly because he blatantly refused to acknowledge Aminu Tambuwal as Speaker in his speech.

That was not all. He described the lawmakers that climbed the gate to assess the Assembly complex on November 20 as ” suspected hoodlums” and blamed the security beef-up at the National Assembly on that day on the Salvation Rally by All People Congress a day before that.

Abba said because of the “suspected hoodlums that followed Tambuwal,” into the NASS complex, a tear gas canister ” exploded” and that the incident is being investigated. Continue.......

"It wasn't me"- Basket Mouth denies himself in throw back photo, Lol

 
Popular Nigerian Comedian Basket Mouth shared the above Throw-back photo on his Face book page. Due to the transformation that have happened on him, he could not even recognize himself. LOL. Basket Mouth it was you o.  Check out funny fan comments after the cut......

Don Jazzy releases campaign photos, he is running for Presidency.


imageWill you vote Don Jazzy to become the President of Nigeria come 2015? I bet that is a joke. But many years from now, he could do well as one.

Don Jazzy turned a year today and he jokingly shared the above photos to thrill his fans. Happy birthday to him. May he live long and fulfill all his dreams, even that of becoming a president one day.

#DreamersareAchievers.

Mock Security exercise to be carried out in Abuja tomorrow by the police, check details here.

The police authorities on Wednesday announced a mock security exercise would be carried out in Abuja on Thursday.

A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu said:

“This is to inform members of the public that the Nigeria Police Force, in conjunction with other security agencies will carry out a mock security exercise at the Garki Mall, Abuja, on Thursday 27th November, 2014 from 8.00am to 6.00pm.

“This exercise is a mock drill, necessitated by the prevailing security situation. Abuja residents and visitors will witness a massive movement of law enforcement assets and personnel to and from different locations of the capital city and the site of the exercise.

“The public is enjoined not to entertain any fear as the exercise is purely a mock practice, and no harm is intended please.” Source: The Nation.

Mr. Controversial, Charly Boy releases new photos -"Charly in action."


Really don't understand this guy, but hey I don't have to. Enjoy more photos after the cut.......

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

#2015- THE LEADERS WE SHOULD ELECT - Sirajo Mudi Kurfi


If Nigeria has been blessed by God with abundance of natural resources- land area, mineral, animal, water, forest resources not to talk of population, favourable climate, etc, yet we are armies of unemployed, poor and underdeveloped.

It is therefore imperative we strategize our leadership style and pick the person to lead us especially owing to the fact that Nigeria will be electing its leaders, come 2015. Late Chinua Achebe once said “the Nigerian problem is the unwillingness of its leaders to rise to the challenge of personal example which is the hallmark of true leadership”.In my own humble opinion a good and effective leader should be a man with a purpose. Someone who can identify a problem and will not let it go no matter what. This quality is very critical for there will be times when everything will desert him, only his iron will says “keep going”. Alhaji Maitama Sule the Dan Masanin Kano, also known for his eloquence, in one of his speeches on leadership, described a leader comparing him to a Fulani herdsman. When a Fulani man is leading his cattle, he will go through thick and thin across the country with only one purpose in mind, how to satisfy his cattle not minding how he fends. You will never see a Fulani man taking cover from sun or rain away from his cattle. Continue......

I was diagnosed of cancer last December, Prof. Wole Soyinka reveals today.

Dr.  Soyinka, Prof. Soyinka and Prof. Williams during the press conference on Tuesday. Photo: Ernest Nwokolo

Renowned playwright and Nobel Laureate, Prof. Oluwole Soyinka, on Tuesday opened up on his health status, saying he was diagnosed of cancer last December. This he said he did to help create awareness about cancer to help people take quick preventive and curative measures. Read more details below.

But an expert and Founder of African Cancer Centre, Lagos, Prof. Olu Williams, quickly assured Soyinka that he would “not die of cancer.”

Williams, who revealed that Soyinka had the disease because of his old age, said the playwright will only “die with the ailment.” Continue

Chief Dele Momodu @ Tinsel duo, Chris Attoh and Damilola Adegbite's baby naming ceremony.

 
Nollywood actress, Damilola Adegbite and her Ghanaian actor boyfriend Chris Attoh recently held a naming ceremony for their new born son in Ghana. The couple christened their bundle of Joy, Brian Attoh.

It was a simple but joyous celebration with family members and honoured with the presence of popular Nigerian Journalist Chief Dele Momodu. Congrats to them. See more pic after the cut...

And so the alleged 'Jewish sign' on #100note is nothing close to it, Reuben Abati says to MURIC.

The Director of MURIC released a statement saying President Jonathan in his plan to Zionize Nigeria or turn Nigeria to a Zion State used the Jewish symbol on the yet to be released N100 note. As expected, the accusation got the President's attention and the Presidential Spokesman, Reuben Abati have released a statement reacting to the allegations. Below is Mr. Abati's reaction .........

"Our attention has been drawn to a press statement issued by the Muslims Right Concern and signed by Prof. Ishaq Akintola who is the Director of the group which made a number of allegations against President Jonathan while alleging that there is a Jewish symbol in the proposed commemorative new N100 note which will be officially issued on December 19. I find Prof. Akintola’s allegations rather curious and they can be dealt with as follows: Continue.......

TakeALook: Wierd Mc showsoff her trademark in new photo.

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About 10minutes ago, Popular Nigerian rapper Adesola Adesimbo aka Wierd MC posted the above photo on twitter showing off her 'Trademark'. Two wrist watches. Does that say she is on the fast lane or what?

FergusonUpdate: Violence erupts after judgment does not indict police officer who killed unarmed black boy.





There were more than 80 arrests made in the St. Louis area overnight as protesters fired more than 100 gunshots, burned and looted as many as 25 buildings and vandalized police cars in Ferguson, Mo. after a grand jury did not indict a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in August, authorities said Tuesday morning.


Heavily armed police fired pepper spray and smoke canisters to disperse the crowds of protesters. Police seized a .45 mm automatic handgun as well.
 
Read more HERE

Pandemonium in Jos as University students protest 100% increase in school fees.

 
Students of the University of Jos continued their protests today following yesterday's chaos in the school over what they say is a 100% increase in school fees. ‎The protesting students set fire in front of the school gate this afternoon, insisting that school authority must reduce their fees.

The students say the fee was N27,800 but has now been increased to #60,000. They also say they were forced to pay for developmental levy which has never been used for any development within the university. They said all effort by the student union government to speak with the Vice Chancellor of the university Prof. Hayward Babale Mafuyai, was met with a brick wall as the VC refused to negotiate with the students.


Following his refusal to speak with students, they took to the streets to protest, blocking all roads leading to the university of Jos thereby bringing all activities to a standstill. All university activities was also boycotted including the exams that was meant to start yesterday 24th November.

Highest Earning Entertainment under 30 - And the winner is 'Justin Bieber', see full list here.

Justin Bieber is highest earner under 30  
Amazingly, Justin Bieber beats Rihanna, Lady Gaga and other popular entertainers to cringe the highest-earning entertainer under the age of 30 position, according to Forbes.

The controversial musician earned as much as $80 million during the 12-month period between June 2013 and June 2014.

Despite his impressive earnings, Justin has endured a turbulent year, which included having to pay a $10,700 bill for abandoning his pet monkey in Germany.
(Lol, America people eh, they no go kill me. $10,700 for abandoning pet monkey ke. Let's not even begin to analyze that as Nigerians.)See the top 10 after the cut.....

"Grandpa Jos" - Lola Okoye, wife of Peter Okoye's touching tribute to late father inlaw.

 
“Our dearest “Gradpa Jos” it was just a week ago we were all hanging out with you, your grandchildren were running around you and playing with you. Cameron, Andre and Aliona all wondering why you had a cast on your leg and Cameron was playing with your crutches….Your warm smile and your energy kept us going. We were all happy that you were strong. You made us all laugh. This was the last thing we ever imaged. We are still in shock but we cannot question God as He knows best. May your gentle soul Rest in perfect peace our “grandpa Jos”. We miss you already. #RIP #Thebestfather-in-law”. How nice!

Jamilah Abubakar called to bar today, see Abubakar Atiku's celebrative post to her - #ProudHusband.



 
It is a pleasant coincidence for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, whose birthday is today, same day his wife Jennifer Jamilah Abubakar is being called to bar. He said he will be spending his birthday with family, as they celebrate his wife, Jennifer Jamilah Abubakar's call to bar. Congrats to her and happy birthday to Atiku Abubakar.

Breaking: Market in Maiduguri hit by 2 female suicide bombers.



Two female suicide bombers have struck a crowded market in Maiduguri the Borno state capital early this morning killing several people. Eyewitness told Saharareporters that the suicide bombers detonated their explosives across from the Monday market in the metropolis this morning around 11:30 AM. - Sahara Reporters.

May God save our land.

So Sad: P-square's father dies in an accident.

Nigerian Singers Paul and Peter Okoye of P-Square lost their Dad yesterday, November 24th in an accident. This is barely 2 Years After Losing their Mother. This is really sad. 

Learnt he slipped and hit his head on the marbled floor and didn't recover from the fall. The Square brothers are on ground in Nigeria except for Jude and burial arrangements are on-going.

May his soul rest in peace and may God grant the family great peace.

Photos: 9ice takes a dramatic horse ride to APC secretariat to submit his nomination form.

Ibadan was brought to a standstill yesterday, Monday when Abolore Akande aka '9ice' showed some of his video making talent yesterday, with his horse ride triumphal journey to the APC Secretariat at Ibadan, to submit his nomination form. It must have been a hilarious sight to behold. Check out more photos after the cut.........

Monday, 24 November 2014

Arise O Compatriots, Nigeria call, will you obey? A must read!

Dreams are not just some drama scenes in the realm of sleep, they are realities away from challenges that keeps us awake from sleep. In actual sense the future belongs to men and women who have the ability to see beyond the present and believe that tomorrow is worth the efforts we make right now. 
Saw Mrs. Elizabeth Uwaifo's speech, which she made in Barcelona at the Edo Global Organization Annual Conference in 2010. It is a must read for all who are aspiring to drive some form of change wherever we are and you should. The time is right, the time is now, Arise o compatriots, Nigeria call will you obey? It's time to change Nigeria. Please continue for the must read article.

We are all gathered here today in Barcelona because we care about Nigeria, our dear country, and Edo State in particular. Over the next 20 minutes or thereabout I want to explore ideas about how to facilitate change in Nigeria. We may be thousands of miles away but we would like to see the Nigerian society change for the better.

Singer, Chidinma receives an award from her home town.

Well, she doesn't go home, but her village people felt her impact from wherever she is and sent some delegates to deliver the award. She says she is proud to be one of them and promises to show up this December. Congrats to her.

Photo: Released Aminu Ogwuche, suspected Nyanya bomber.

Reported few minutes back that suspected Nyanya bomb mastermind have been released by a federal court get details HERE. Got some fresh photo of him, see more after the cut....

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