Friday, 26 February 2016

CBN claims responsibility for parallel market crash

There are strong indications that the efforts of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stabilise the Naira may have started yielding positive results, as the “first test-run” of the measures has hit the speculators.

Top sources at the apex bank who pleaded anonymity, yesterday, said that the deployment of a number of measures by the institution had proved that turning the tide in the forex market is not impossible, especially with the “severe punishment suffered by currency hoarders and speculators” on Wednesday.

FIFA to elect new president today.

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Anera comes to an end today as five candidates jostle to succeed long-reigning Sepp Blatter in today’s extraordinary congress/presidential election of the World Football governing body (FIFA).

Blatter’s 18-year reign as head of FIFA ended in ignominy after the world body’s ethics committee banned him for eight years though he has always denied the allegations.

Senate Declares Ibrahim Lamorde Wanted

The Senate has declared the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, wanted over his role in the N1 trillion the agency recovered from treasury looters but which reportedly disappeared from its coffers.

At its plenary session on Thursday, the Senate directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to issue a warrant of arrest on Lamorde to answer charges on how the N1 trillion disappeared from the EFCC’s custody under his watch.

David Mark Cries Out over Agatu Killings, Death Toll Reaches 100.

Senator David Mark has decried the latest attacks carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen in AgatuLocal G overnment Area in Benue State and have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently mobilize the security agencies to end the senseless bloody siege on the area, which has led to death of over 100 persons.

David Mark, in a statement by his Special Assistant in charge of his liaison office in Benue, Dr. Adakole Elijah, condemned the incessant attacks on residents in Agatu by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Leo Messi finally respond to 5 year Afghan boy, gifts him with signed jersey, autographed football with a personal message.

Five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi, from the Jaghori District, Afghanistan who shot to fame after photographs of him wearing a makeshift Leo Messi jersey has finally received real signed jersey from the Barcelona football star. Unicef Afghanistan shared the photos of Ahmadi showing off his brand new jersey and dribbling the ball on Facebook.

Photos: Fayose rides Okada as he inspects water fetching points in a community in Ekiti

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose pictured riding on a motorcycle (Okada) round Aramoko Ekiti in Ekiti West LGA of Ekiti State yesterday to inspect some of the water fetching points in the community as his government just installed portable water to the locality after 8 years of no water. See more photos after the cut ...

Breaking: Sunday Oliseh resigns as Super Eagles Coach

Sunday Oliseh resigned as Super Eagles Chief Coach few hours ago. Read his tweet below:

The days of Nigeria as a big oil producer with plenty of money are gone – Buhari.

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Mecca stated that the Nigeria that was seen a big producer of oil had gone, stating that the country needed all the support from interesting partners to diverse and develop her economy. 

The president made the disclosure while sanctioning an offer by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to organize a financing roundtable in Abuja aimed at raising more funds for investment and development of infrastructure in Nigeria. The president spoke at a meeting with the President of the IDB, Dr. Ahmed in Saudi Arabia. 

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Sheriff speaks on PDP crisis and why Jonathan lost the election.

Ali Modu Sheriff, the national chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed not to work with people causing crisis in the party.
Ali Modu Sheriff, the acting national chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed not to work with people causing crisis in the party, Premium Times reports. Sheriff made this known when a delegation of the Arewa Social Media Forum led by Yusuf Dingyadi paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja on Thursday, February 25. 

Ali Modu Sheriff, the national chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed not to work with people causing crisis in the party “We have the mandate of the party members and leaders to reposition the party and we will not work with anyone who will create crisis or violence in the party, no matter their position. “The party has suffered enough for its mistakes, and members and indeed Nigerians are looking forward toward a repositioned PDP,” he said. 

5 year old Comedienne Emmanuella(This is not my real face) thrill guest at Funnybone show,

Do you know Emmanuella ‘This is Not My Real Face is just FIVE. 

It was an exciting atmosphere at Muson Centre on Sunday February 21 as Social Media Sensation Emmanuella who is known for her ‘This is Not My Real Face’ skit took to the stage for a comedy performance which got the crowd at Comedian Funnybone’s debut show rolling on the floor.

Buhari, Governors praying for Nigeria in Mecca - Femi Adesina (Photos)

Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, shared these photos this evening and said Buhari and the state governors of Borno, Osun and Ogun state are praying for Nigeria in Mecca. Continue...

Inspiration: 10 people who became highly successful after age 40

For many people, a birthday can be a reminder of how another year has passed and our loftiest aspirations have faded further into the distance.

There are plenty of examples, however, of successful people across many industries who prove that you don't need to have it all figured out by the time you turn 30.

We'll take a look at some of them, from renowned fashion designer Vera Wang pictured above, who didn't design her first dress until she was 40, to writer Harry Bernstein, who authored countless rejected books before getting his first hit at age 96. Get inspired by those who show it's never too late. Continue.......

Those who distorted 2016 budget’ll be punished –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that all those involved in the padding of the 2016 budget would face the most severe punishment. A statement yesterday by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said Buhari, while addressing Nigerian Community in Saudi Arabia, condemned the distortion of the budget proposals by entrenched interests, It would be recalled that Buhari sacked the Director- General (Budget), Mr. Yahaya Gusau last week Monday and approved the appointment of Mr. Tijjani Mohammed Abdullahi as his replacement.

Photo: Side view mirror or Make up mirror, all na mirror. Lol

Side-view mirror innovation as seen in Ondo state. Saw this on LIB and couldn't help not sharing. A little laugh is good in the morning. 

Road Safety must not see this man sha.

Senate directs CBN to terminate Systemspecs’ TSA contract

Senate has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to terminate the contract for the collection of revenue by Systemspecs under the Treasury Single Account, TSA. Systemspecs is an erevenue collection firm, which was engaged by the Federal Government to assist it with the collection of all federal revenue into a single account. Following the recommended termination of the contract, the lawmakers consequently recommended to CBN to pay the firm N656.5m as commission for the collection of N800bn under the TSA Programme as at October last year. The lawmakers also recommended that rather than charging 1 per cent on any amount collected by Systemspecs as was the case in the contract, N700m should be paid to Systemspecs as commission on any transaction made by the company.

FG Scores Media High In Fight Against Corruption, Terrorism.

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The minister for information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has commended the Nigerian mass-media for its role in the ongoing national campaign against terrorism and corruption, saying the media has acted creditably in keeping the people informed about the campaigns.

Speaking while receiving members of the Nigerian national committee of the International Press Institute (IPI), who paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja, yesterday said, “So far we have enjoyed tremendous support from the media, especially in our anti-corruption fight and our fight against terrorism. I think the media has done very well.”

1 dead, 1 hospitalized as Secondary School students try out money making rituals.

A 16-year-old, Raimi Fatai, of a secondary school (name witheld) in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, was reported to have died while trying to make money rituals.

It was reliably gathered that the deceased was administered with unknown liquid substance by three other classmates during money making ritual which led to his untimely death.

The incident, according to information, was to have occurred during the Valentine period and the unexpected result came days after.

Buhari submits new Money Laundering bill to NASS.

Improving our anti-corruption strategies received traction in the two bills that President Muhammadu Buhari forwarded to the National Assembly last month. The action, which comes amid the renewed vigour in the anti-graft war, is gratifying. Given the significance of these bills, the legislature should expeditiously consider them.

The two bills are the Money Laundering Prevention and Prohibition Bill 2016 and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters 2016. The latter seeks to obtain more international legal assistance in criminal investigations, recovery and forfeiture in respect of money laundering cases; and “the restraining of dealings in property or the freezing of assets that may be recovered, forfeited or confiscated.”

Senators, Reps query CBN over utilisation of N1trn revenue in 2015.

The joint Committee of the Senate and House of Representatives on Banking and Currency yesterday queried the nation’s apex bank, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, for allegedly spending N1.062 trillion revenue above the N482.167 billion proposed income for the year 2015. 

The lawmakers, who lamented that the apex bank overshot its spending in the 2014 appropriation by over fifty percent during the 2015 budget performance and 2016 budget defence of budgetary allocation to CBN, noted that the bank had imbibed the habit of spending more than what was budgeted to it. 

Governor Wike recalls suspended council chairmen

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has recalled the suspended Caretaker Committee Chairmen of Abua/Odual, Ahoada East and Ahoada West Local Government Areas. 

According to a statement by the Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Chief Kenneth Kobani noted that the affected chairmen are to resume work with immediate effect.

USA reduces aid to 1.9m Nigerians living with HIV over gay support

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About 1,884,618 Nigerians living with Human Immuno Virus, HIV, risk death if the Federal Government refuses to provide N58 billion for Anti Retroviral Therapy, ART, for their treatment. About 95 percent of the infected patients largely depend on the ART from the United States, US, government and Global Fund, which has been drastically scaled down as a result of Nigeria’s refusal to accede to gay union. 

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

FFK gives Buhari kudos

Femi Fani-Kayode, Nigeria’s former aviation minister and one of the prominent members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has reacted to the news that President Muhammadu Buhari rejected the invitation by Saudi Arabia to join the coalition of Islamic States against terror. The politician posted his reaction on his official Facebook page. He said: “I am glad that President Muhamnadu Buhari has said that our country will not join the military coalition of Islamic nations that Saudi Arabia is putting together. This is a welcome development. 

Gospel singer Israel Houghton Divorces Wife Of 20 Years, apologize for his failings.

Grammy-winner Israel Houghton announced the end of his 20-year marriage to Meleasa Houghton, telling Facebook followers "I failed and sinned in my marriage."

"Several years ago I failed and sinned in my marriage. ... Although we tried, the challenges in our relationship have proven too much to overcome. We have always handled our family and ministry with grace and generosity toward others, discretion, and privacy," Houghton wrote on his Facebook page.

Photos: Buhari arrives Medinah to pray for Nigeria

 President Buhari at Prophet Muhammad's Mosque in Medina to commence the lesser Hajj, Umrah. With him is the NSA, Maj-Gen, Babagana Monguno (retd)
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, arrived Medinah for lessa Hajj, Umrah, to pray for Nigeria. He arrived the Umrah with Governors Rauf Aregbesola (Osun State); Abdul Aziz Yari (Zamfara); Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun); Aminu Masari (Katsina), Kashim Shettima (Borno); National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno among others. See photos below: 

EFCC arrests former PDP acting chairman, Uche Secondus

The immediate past acting Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus, has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. A statement by PDP's national legal adviser, Victor Kwon, says Secondus is being accused of illegally receiving a number of buses and demands that the buses be returned. The statement in part reads;

#SaveAgatufromFulaniNow: A very touching appeal to save the Agatu people.

My friend, Comrade Apeh PeterHot wrote a very touching appeal on Idoma (Achola adam) facebook page, calling on appropriate quarter's intervention in the Agatu clash with Fulanis that have long claimed so many lives. As I write this, the war is on and lots of lives and properties are being destroyed. This is lending my voice to the call to save Agatu people. Read his appeal below: 

On The Agatu Crisis... The mini war going on in Agatu has reached another perilous stage since we seems to be a bit careless about it.

Photos: Buhari meet with members of the Nigerian Community in Saudi Arabia.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently in Saudi Arabia on an official visit to talk on falling oil prices, met with the Nigerian community in the country on Monday, February 23. See more photos after the cut.........

MustRead: Stop Blaming Buhari, Lets Help Him.

I'm still wondering why so many Nigerians are too quick to blame the government on every thing that happens in Nigeria since APC assumed the presidential seat. We tend to turn everything into politics maiming and criticising our governments. 

Imagine, recently, I got an update from Sahara Reporters on my news feed that 13 indigens of Edo state with fake international passports were nabbed at Kano on their way to Libya; probably travelling to Spain, Portugal, Italy, Latvia or any other country at the brink of North Africa. 

I took a little time to read through the antecedents comments only to see people blaming APC on how hard they have made Nigeria become which had propelled people to look for a greener pasture elsewhere. 

Plane Carrying 21 People Missing In Nepal

A plane has gone missing in Nepal with 21 people on board. The small aircraft vanished in the west of the country in the early hours of this morning.

The Twin Otter aircraft, operated by Tara Air, was carrying 18 passengers and a crew of three. Two foreign nationals are believed to be on board.

The flight was en route from Pokhara, 125 km (80 miles) west of Kathmandu, to Jomsom when it lost contact with the control tower.

"Two helicopters are on a search-and-rescue mission. No traces of the aircraft so far," Pokhara airport official Yogendra Kunwar said.

Ghana Denies Banning Imported Goods From Nigeria

Following a news report carried by the Vanguard newspaper that Ghana has placed a ban on some imported goods from Nigeria, the office of Ghana Consulate-General in a statement debunked the claim, saying that at no point did the Ghanaian authorities ban any imported goods from Nigeria.

Vanguard had on February 18, 2016 in a report titled: ‘Ghana bans goods from Nigeria, other countries’ stated that Ghana has prohibited some items from entry into its domains, following Nigeria’s footsteps that restricted 41 items from access to foreign exchange, adding that Ghana had however placed a ban on some goods from being imported into the country.

Former Bread Seller Jumoke dazzles in new photo shoot.

Former bread seller Olajumoke is the new face for Nigerian designer, Layo G Woman. This is the first official image from their shoot. Can't imagine this modeling pro was on the street selling bread! #Nigeria'sgotuntappedtalents.

Designer: @layo_g_official
Model: @olajumoke_o (rep'ed by @Fewmodels)
Photographer/Editor: @Sesay__ & @thefifographer
MUA: @BrushesbyGabby
Hair: @ZubbyDefinition

Sad: Pensioner Slumps and Died during Screening in Edo State

Pensioners in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State were outraged yesterday following the death of one of their colleagues, identified as Sunday Oboite during screening of pensioners at the council secretariat.

The 75-year-old man was said to have slumped at the reception of the council.

He was said to have taken Viju milk and water provided by a Good Samaritan after complaining of hunger for several hours.

Rivers women protest levy for governor’s perfume

Hundreds of women from Mile Three Market in Diobu, Port Harcourt marched to the Government House in Port Harcourt in protest against an alleged multiple taxation, which includes a tax for governor’s perfume.

The women, who chanted war songs, caused a gridlock around Azikiwe Road as they asked the State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, to caution the Port Harcourt City Local Government Council Chairman, Mr. Sunny Sam-Ejekwu.

Airtel Supports 2016 Lagos Social Media Week

Airtel Nigeria has expressed its desire to throw its weight behind the Social Media Week (SMW) Lagos, 2016, which started yesterday and will end on February 26 at the Land Mark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

With the theme of the event as‘The Networked African: Technology’s Impact of Africa’, the five-day social media week provides a platform for experts and participants to interact, share ideas, brainstorm and discuss the impact of social media and technology on business, society and culture around the world.

$2.1bn arms probe: How Bello, Yuguda diverted N1.5bn, EFCC tells court.

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Trial of the former National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Haliru Bello, continued yesterday, with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, exposing how the defendant allegedly diverted public funds into a company he bequeathed to his son, Abba. 

The anti-graft agency which is prosecuting the former PDP boss and his son before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, said the defendants siphoned the funds with the help of the erstwhile National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), and a former Minister of Finance (State), Bashir Yuguda. 

“Are You Serious?” - Bill Gates Response To Beyonce’s Formation.

Beyonce’s newest hit ‘Formation” has inspired all kinds of reactions, debates and opinion pieces. It seems like everyone has something to say about Bey’s politically-charged new single. The only one who appears to be tardy to the party is billionaire Bill Gates.

In the song, Beyonce name drops Gates when she says “You just might be a black Bill Gates in the making.” and it turns out the 60 year old had no idea his name was mentioned in the most talked about song by the world’s most popular entertainer.

Protesters storm National Assembly asking for the resignation of Saraki.

The expected showdown in the Senate between Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Senate rivals arising from alleged plots to suspend Senator Kabiru Marafa was yesterday twisted by demonstrators who turned the heat on Saraki by clamouring for his resignation. 

Though the report of the Senate Committee on Ethics which investigated the alleged acts of misdemeanour by Marafa was laid before the Senate, the contents of the report were not disclosed, leaving the fate of the embattled senator in the balance. Most senators yesterday opted not to comment on the issue, pending expected deliberation on the report today. 

Prince William and Kate Middleton's Staff Threatens to Strike

Prince William and Kate Middleton have it all except maybe a staff. 

Employees at Kensington Palace, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's residence, are threatening to strike because of a proposed pay cut for some staff. Staff fear that they'll lose up to $5,000 per year after the charity that manages the salaries decided they might have to tighten up the spending reigns. But some former staff members say when you work for the royals you don't do it for the money. 

Photos: Meet this young boy who builds very real looking models of aircraft in Zaria

Pictured above is Abdullahi Lawal from Zaria, Kaduna state who builds very real looking models of spacecraft and aircraft. According to Aminu Gamawa who shared these photos, Aminu intends to study Aeronautical Engineering. Continue to see more of his amazing creations...

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

RIP to Nollywood actor Fesyud Aguebor.

Nollywood actor, Fesyud Aguebor has died. He died after a brief illness last week. May his soul rest in peace! Amen!

Devaluation cannot stop naira fall - Timipre Sylva shares his thoughts on how to improve Nigeria's economy.

Former Bayelsa governor, Timipre Sylva this morning took to Twitter to share his thoughts on how Nigeria can grow it's economy and increase the value of the Naira. Read more tweets after the cut...

Video: APC is full of short trouble makers like Oshiomole, VP and others - Tinubu.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbanjo was at The Sun Awards over the weekend. While speaking he jokingly threw shade at former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (Jagaban). He said the only way to bear the kind of name Tinubu bears, is because he is very troublesome. Trust Asiwaju, immediately he mounted the podium to receive his award, he fired back at the VP saying APC is full of short trouble makers which the VP is one of. Watch it in the video above. lol

Exchange rate as of today Feb 23rd

It was N378 to $1 yesterday February 22nd. Its N367 to $1 as of this morning. Photo credit: Instagram @TheGuardian

Amazing!- First time ever, Gorilla gives birth via Cesarean Section(Photos)

This tiny baby gorilla, which weighs only 2lb 10oz, is the first in Britain to have been delivered by Cesarean section. Prof David Cahill and Dr Aamna Ali carried out the operation after mum Kera, 11, suffered life-threatening pre-eclampsia. It was feared mum and unborn baby could die if she went into labour.

Eight zoo-keepers carried the 20-stone gorilla into a clinic at the zoo after Kera was given an anaesthetic in her compound.

The two medical experts - who work at an NHS maternity hospital - delivered the female baby by C-section in two-and-a-half hours.

I made APC attractive to Nigerians, PDP will witness same magic – Sheriff

Sen. Ali-Modu Sherif on Monday in Abuja assumed office as National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and decried calls for his resignation by PDP Rescue Group.

Sheriff, in an interview with newsmen after he took over, said he was not going to resign his appointment as the chairman of the party.

“The leadership of this party in their wisdom asked me to lead.

Narration of the free for all fight between Soldiers and Policemen.

Residents of Umuahia, the Abia State capital on Mon­day scampered for safety as solders and policemen were en­gaged in a free-for-all fight at the Railway Police Station.

Trouble started when a man drove in and parked his 14-seat­er bus near the police station lo­cated opposite the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Centre, Aba Road.

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