Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Aso Rock to spend N18.4bn on fuel, lubricants, telephone this year

Wonders they say shall never end. At a time when the nation is complaining of lack of fund the Aso Rock has decided to spend a whooping N18.36B this year alone on lubricants and fuel. Now I know exactly why they turned dead ears to the pleadings of Nigeria earlier this year when the so called fuel subsidy was removed. Below is how Vanguard reported it.

Breaking News: Court Acquits Bankole, Nafada Of Corruption Charge

An Abuja High Court sitting at Apo,  Tuesday, has ruled that former Speaker Dimeji Bankole and his deputy Usman Bayero Nafada have no case to answer in the N40bn loan case.
The court ruled on a “no-case-submission”   before it by the erstwhile Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Dimeji Bankole and his deputy, Usman Bayero Nafada pertaining to the 17-count criminal charge preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over an alleged role they played in a N40 billion loan saga that trailed the sixth session of the lower chamber.
Justice Belgore rubbishes Keyamo’s case as he ruled that he the accused  did not benefit from the loan.
There was no theft as it was a loan that have been liquidated and it was provided for in the budget.
Belgore further ruled that it was not a salary increase or allowance increase but increase in running cost. The judge in the ruling  that lasted over three hours said there was no linkage of the accussed with  conspiracy or thef which have not been established.
The account for the loan was not operated by the accussed and the disbursement was not done by the accussed.
Source; The Vanguard

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Nigerian Singer Omanwumi Turns Pastor

Repent! For the kingdom of God is at hand......Isn't she cuter in this.

Ice Prince, others storm London

Come Sunday, 29th January, some of Nigeria’s A-list artistes will be taking London by storm. Showtime gathered this when we stumbled on one of Chocolate City idol, Prince’s tweets on social network, Twitter.According to his tweet, he and other Chocolate City guys will be having a live stage appearance at Indigo O2 Arena, London.We disturbing london this Sunday 29th Jan! Indigo O2 arena,@Iceprince tweeted.

IcePrince’s entrant into the Nigerian music circle took lovers of entertainment by storm. His debut singles,  Oleku and Super Star, were instant hits, shooting him up like the stars.Signed on Chocolate City, a record label with the likes of M.I, Brymo and Jesses Jags, Ice Prince distinguishes himself through his kind of music. And only last year October, his debut album,  Everybody Loves Ice Prince was dropped.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Fashion Alert; New Jamaican Hair

Don Jazzy tweeted this about the photo;

Patience Jonathan Arrives Addis Ababa With 32 Aides

At a time when the people is complaining of excessive waste of money by the people in government, First lady patience Jonathan has traveled to Addis Ababa with 32 aides....This is how Sahara Reporters Reported it

Bayelsa Celebrates Supreme Court Removal Of Timipre Sylva

The whole of Yenegoa went frenzy following the ruling of the Supreme Court ending the tenure of five state governors including that of Bayelsa state governor Timipre Sylva.

This Is me........

Not very often do bloggers like to show themselves off.......However today I've decided to unveil myself.... Behold the most handsome blogger in Nigeria....;)

 More After The Cut,

Australian Prime Minister Ambushed and Lynched By Angry Protesters

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard clung to her bodyguard as she was dragged to safety through a crowd of angry protesters in Canberra today.

More Pictures after the break.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Complete List Of The 2012 Oscars Award Nominees.

The 2012 Oscar nominees were announced on this morning, and while the front runners all got their nods, there a number of surprises and snubs, as well.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences paid homage Tuesday morning to the early days of cinema by bestowing the lion's share of Oscar nominations on two films that are valentines to the early days of cinema.

BOMBSHELL; Nothern Governors Pay Us Monthly - Boko Haram

Shocking as it may sound, the terror group and their leader, Imam Abubakar Shekau, who is currently hiding away in Qoundere, Cameroun dropped this bombshell leaving Nigerian last Wednesday.

On the agreement with the Northern governors and the recent attacks, "the reason for Kano and Bauchi states attacks a few days ag...o were hinged on failed promises by the State governors of the two states".

The entire northern governors have ongoing relationships with the group. Most of them pay us monthly to leave their states alone. - Vanguard.

Former ANPP governor agreed "in late 2004 for an initial monthly disbursement of N5million, which was later bumped up to N10million in 2009. This includes provision of institutional infrastructural support through the Hisbah (Islam police) project which received yearly budgetary allocation of N1.01billion.
The new Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso stopped the money and the funding of the 'Islam Police'.
"We concluded on Kano in December 2011. The abrupt end to the oil subsidy strike and protests served an opportunity for the group to strike. The preparatory work for the attack and the selection of targets had already been completed".

Boko Haram leader, Imam Abubakar Shekau gave a go-ahead-order to the attack before leaving for cameroon last Wednesday and estimated number of casualties was calculated to net 300 minimum.

LL Cool J to host 2012 Grammy Awards

Seven years with no official host, veteran US rapper, James Todd Smith a.k.a LL Cool J is set to anchor the 54th annual Grammy Awards, which will air on February 12, 2012.
LL Cool J, who is a two-time Grammy winner himself, says he is thrilled to be ‘part of music’s biggest night’ and describes his hosting of the show as a ‘dream come true’.
The 44-year-old has hosted ‘The Grammy Nominations Concert Live’ since its inception in 2008 and this will be his first time hosting the Grammy Awards telecast. Previous hosts of the Grammys are TV host Jon Stewart (2001) and rapper-actor Queen Latifah (2005).
Some of the artists slated to perform are; Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Jason Aldean.
Top nominees are Adele and Kanye West. Nigerian Afrobeat maestro Femi Kuti is also nominated for the third time in the ‘World Music Category’.

Dencia Goes 'Blonde'

She was spoted at the Golden gloves after party in Los Angeles looking so "whitish"

Monday, 23 January 2012

Why We Attacked Kano - Boko Haram

THE Boko Haram sect has given reasons for its weekend attacks, which led to the killing of about 162 people in Kano State, saying it was to avenge the persecution of its members.

Spokesman of the group, Abul Qaqa, made this known in a telephone interview with newsmen in Maiduguri, yesterday.

Claiming responsibility for the attacks and multiple bombings on police stations, State Security Services, SSS, and passport office buildings in Kano metropolis, Qaga said: “Last night’s (Friday) attacks and bombings of Kano city followed our warnings in the second week of December, 2011.”

‘We warned Kano stakeholders’

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

: Bill Gates mourns as world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional dies @ 16

A teenager who at age nine became the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional has died after suffering complications resulting from an epileptic stroke.

Arfa Karim Randhawa, 16 from Faisalabad, Pakistan was given the Microsoft Certified Professional award at 9 and was subsequently invited to Microsoft’s headquarters by Bill Gates where she impressed the executives with her programming knowledge.

After Karim fell ill and was taken to hospital, Bill Gates apparently reached out to the family and offered to pay for her medical care, proposing  moving Karim to the U.S. for better treatment, although doctors decided it was against  her best interests given she was on a ventilator.

Her father, Amjad Karim, revealed that he was saddened to learn of her death and the loss of such a rare talent.

Funeral prayers were offered on Sunday in Lahore before her body was taken to her native village Ram Dewali, Faisalabad, for burial.

Nollywood Actor RMD Survives Ghastly Motor Accident

Foremost Nollywood actor, and commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, Richard Mofe Damijo, this morning survived a ghastly car accident in Warri, Delta State, that left his SUV damaged beyond repair.

The actor was rescued from the vehicle and taken to the hospital where he's currently receiving treatment. But those who have managed to speak with him since the accident say his injuries aren't life threatening and will soon be discharged.

Thank God for his life.

Meet Britain’s Best-Dressed Dog!

The Dog above is known as Britain’s best-dressed pooch, meet two-year-old diva dog Rocky, who has an extensive wardrobe of 1,500 outfits worth a staggering £2,500. 
  He has more designer outfits than the average woman and sulks unless he changes at least three times a day 

Monday, 16 January 2012

Yvonne Okoro & Yvonne Nelson In Another Soft Porn Movie?

I cannot just understand why any Actress who is hell bent on taking her career to a higher platform such as Hollywood (no that is even too much, Bollywood) will ever contemplate in starring in a movie titled ‘3 Some’ unless she has a plan B.

How will you even put this movie on your resume? Everyone reasonable person who sees the movie ‘3-Some’ written on a resume will first think of something…

I don’t want to waste my time bashing Venus Films for being poorly creative because it is obvious that they couldn’t just be bothered and can’t be also bothered with the growth of the career of these Actors and Actress…

President Goodluck Reduces Price Of Petrol To N97 per Liter As Labour Announces A Sit At Home Strike.

Below is a copy of the presidential broadcast sheduled to take place by 7:00 am this morning gotten from sahara reporters

Presidential Address On The  Implementation Of The Deregulation Policy In The Downstream Sector Of The Petroleum Industry, Sunday, January 15, 2012
Dear Compatriots,
1.    This is the second time in two weeks I will address you on the deregulation of the downstream petroleum sector. In the last seven days, the nation has witnessed a disruption of economic activities.  Although, the economic imperatives for the policy have been well articulated by government, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) went ahead to declare a nationwide strike.

2.    There was also near-breakdown of law and order in certain parts of the country as a result of the activities of some persons or groups of persons who took advantage of the situation to further their narrow interests by engaging in acts of intimidation, harassment and outright subversion of the Nigerian state. I express my sympathy to those who were adversely affected by the protests.
3.    At the inception of the deregulation policy, Government had set up the Justice Alfa Belgore Committee to liaise with Labour and other stakeholders to address likely grey areas in the policy, but despite all our efforts, Labour refused the option of dialogue and also disobeyed a restraining order of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria.

4.    However, following the intervention of the Leadership of the National Assembly, and other well-meaning Nigerians, Labour accepted to meet with government, but this yielded no tangible result.

5.    It has become clear to government and all well-meaning Nigerians that other interests beyond the implementation of the deregulation policy have hijacked the protest. This has prevented an objective assessment and consideration of all the contending issues for which dialogue was initiated by government. These same interests seek to promote discord, anarchy, and insecurity to the detriment of public peace.

6.    Government appreciates that the implementation of the deregulation policy would cause initial hardships and commends Nigerians who have put forth suggestions and credible alternatives in this regard. Government also salutes Nigerians who by and large, conducted themselves peacefully while expressing their grievances. Let me assure you that government will continue to respect the people's right to express themselves within the confines of the law and in accordance with the dictates of our democratic space.

7.    Government will continue to pursue full deregulation of the downstream petroleum sector. However, given the hardships being suffered by Nigerians, and after due consideration and consultations with state governors and the leadership of the National Assembly, government has approved the reduction of the pump price of petrol to N97 per litre. The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has been directed to ensure compliance with this new pump price.

8.    Government is working hard to reduce recurrent expenditure in line with current realities and to cut down on the cost of governance. In the meantime, government has commenced the implementation of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment projects: including the Federal Government- assisted mass transit programme which is already in place, and job creation for the youth.

9.     Furthermore, the legal and regulatory regime for the petroleum industry will be reviewed to address accountability issues and current lapses in the Industry. In this regard, the Petroleum Industry Bill will be given accelerated attention. The report of the forensic audit carried out on the NNPC is being studied with a view to implementing the recommendations and sanctioning proven acts of corruption in the industry.

10.        Let me assure Nigerians that this administration is irrevocably committed to tackling corruption in the petroleum industry as well as other sectors of the economy. Consequently, all those found to have contributed one way or the other to the economic adversity of the country will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

11.         My dear compatriots, I urge you to show understanding for the imperatives of the adjustment in the pump price of petrol and give government your full support to ensure its successful implementation. I further appeal to Nigerians to go back to work and go about their normal duties as government has made adequate arrangements for the protection of life and property throughout the federation.

12.         Government will not condone brazen acts of criminality and subversion. As President, I have sworn to uphold the unity, peace and order of the Nigerian State and by the grace of God, I intend to fully and effectively discharge that responsibility.  Let me add that we are desirous of further engagements with Labour. I urge our Labour leaders to call off their strike, and go back to work.

13.       Nigeria belongs to all of us and we must collectively safeguard its unity.

14       Thank you. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Federal Republic of Nigeria

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Video Of WizKid Performing "Don't Dull" With Akon

Here is a video of Wizkid performing with Akon during the launching of Jay Jay Okocha's club 10 in Lagos. I love the collabo.

Lol....Marijuana Named After Beyonce and Jay-z's Daughter

From AceShowbiz

The name Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z picked for their first child has become such a household name that it is also used for a marijuana. "OG Blue Ivy" is now selling out in multiple weed dispensaries in Hollywood as a new strain of marijuana.

The sellers are cashing in on the newborn baby's name. Beyonce and Jay-Z have nothing to do with the new strain but it is yet clear whether they would go to court for the name use.

At five days old, Blue Ivy also hit the headlines for being the youngest person to appear on the Billboard charts. Her father, Jay-Z, recorded her crying, cooing and breathing for the song titled "Glory". It entered R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at number 74.

Oprah Winfrey Graduates The First Set Of Her Leadership Academy

Oprah Winfrey attends the inaugural graduation at her Leadership Academy for Girls on Saturday (January 14) at Henley on Klip, South Africa.
“I’m one proud momma today,” the 57-year-old entrepreneur told the class of 2011, while also praising the teachers, administrators, social workers, psychologists, and family members who had helped the girls reach the milestone.

The talk show host invested a reported $40 million to build the school for underprivileged South African girls, which opened in January 2007.

Friday, 13 January 2012

NLC/TUC suspend Strike And Protests/Rally For Saturday and Sunday

The NLC in a press release today suspended the % day old strike.The press release  below
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Action Front (JAF) commend the Nigerian people for turning out in their millions since Monday January 9, 2012, to protest the astronomical increase in the price of PMS (Petrol). We commend them for their resolute stand and insistence in struggling for a better country.
The Labour Movement and its civil society allies after nationwide consultations has decided that this weekend, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th January, 2012, will be observed as strike, protest and rally-free days.
We ask Nigerians to utilize these days to rest, restock and get re-energized for the continuation of the strikes, rallies and protests from Monday 16th January, 2012.
Discussions with Government
The NLC, TUC and their allies in the Civil Society Movement on Thursday 12th January 2012 met with the Senate leadership, Nigeria Governors Forum and the Executive Arm.

At the meeting, Labour asked the Presidency to suspend the new petrol (PMS) price increases announced on January 1, 2012. In return, we offered to suspend forthwith, the strikes, mass rallies and street protests. We also suggested that an expanded committee be set up which would discuss the fuel subsidy issue and pricing for petrol.

The Government side presented a counter proposal asking Labour to negotiate new fuel prices. Since we had no such mandate, Labour declined and decided to return to its National Executive Council meetings, which will be held on Saturday 14th January 2012 for a possible expanded mandate.

Labour commends the National Assembly for its intervention and further urges the Presidency to be more reconciliatory towards the people and show more understanding and sensitivity to their feelings and collective interests.

Owei Lakemfa/John Kolawole
NLC Acting General Secretary/TUC Secretary General

Was Adenuga & Otedola Arrested By The EFCC?

Online Media was abuzz today with the reported arrest of top Oil moguls by the EFCC website. However the EFCC has replied to the incident saying it was the work of hackers.
 This is what they said;
"Please disregard the report, it was put there by some people", says the agency's spokesman who confirmed the attack by the hackers adding that work is underway to restore the website which was taken down in the wake of the embarrassing intrusion.

However popular Nigerian hacking  group Naijahactivist has on twitter denied hacking into the EFCC website.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Lionel Messi Wins 2011 World Player Of The Year

Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi won the World Player of the Year award on Monday for the third year running.

Barcelona's Pep Guardiola was voted 2011 coach of the year.

Messi beat club mate Xavi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, the other finalists, to clinch FIFA's Ballon D'Or.

The 24-year-old Argentine also won the award last year when it was created by joining the previously separate annual honours handed out by soccer's ruling body FIFA and France Football magazine.

Congrats to him

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Paul Scholes Returns To Man U.

 Paul Scholes has sensationally come out of retirement to rejoin Manchester United on a short-term deal until the end of the season
Scholes announced his retirement from playing at the end of last season to take up a coaching role at Old Trafford.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson always felt Scholes could prolong his playing career and now the 36-year-old has come out of retirement to help ease United's injury problems.
Scholes has gome straight onto the bench for Sunday's FA Cup third round tie against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium
Ferguson hailed Scholes' return to the fold and feels the midfieldler still has a lot to offer.
"It's fantastic that Paul has made this decision. It's always sad to see great players end their careers, but especially so when they do it early," said Ferguson
"But he has kept himself in great shape and I always felt that he had another season in him. It's terrific to have him back."
Scholes admits he has missed playing since hanging up his boots and he is happy the club have allowed him to rejoin the team.
"I've been pretty clear since I stopped playing that I miss it," noted Scholes. "I'm delighted the manager feels I can still make a contribution to the team and I'm looking forward to playing my part in trying to bring more success to this great club."

NLC/TUC's Response To Goodluck Jonathan's Broadcast On Fuel Subsidy Removal

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) listened to President Goodluck Jonathan’s broadcast to the nation  tonight.

The speech is undoubtedly due to the resistance of Nigerians to the unreasonable increase in PMS (petrol) prices and the planned national strikes  scheduled to begin on Monday January 9, 2012.  So the Presiden having to  address Nigerians, is the first gain of the planned protests.

But the President’s address follows the pattern of other documents( like the SURE Programme) by his administration; long in rhetorics and short on basic issues.  For instance, the major anchor of the broadcast is that salaries of political office holders are to be cut by 25 per cent.  But he failed to tell us how much this will amount to. Is this a mere symbolic gesture or a fundamental contribution to economic recovery?

He also talked about his administration holding meetings with transporters to reduce fares.  We see this as a populist statement that has no foundation in reality.  If a transporter who used to buy petrol at N65 per litre now buys it between N141 and N220, what appeal can be made to him not to increase his fares by a high percentage?  How do you “deregulate” the economy and hope to regulate transport fares by private operators?

In any case, transport fare is just one of the items that shot up. Prices of basic commodities like food have also increased, and there is a fuel price hike-engineered hyper inflation in the country.
The President should have reversed the price of PMS to N65 which would have automatically reduced rising tension in the country.

The President also promised the completion   of rail lines and infusion of buses in to the transport system.  It is like putting the chart before the horse; these measures should have been put in place before the astronomical increase in petrol price.

We reiterate that Nigerians cannot afford the high fuel prices and will not accept the hyper inflation this misguided policy has created.

President Jonathan lost a great opportunity in his broadcast by sticking to his guns; that the unreasonable increase in fuel prices will remain.

The Labour Movement and its allies on behalf of the Nigerian populace  reiterate that the broadcast has changed nothing and that the indefinite strikes, rallies and mass protests scheduled to commence nationwide on Monday 9th January, 2012 will go on.
The will of the Nigerian people must prevail over that of any government in power.

Owei Lakemfa                                                     John Kolawole
NLC Acting General Secretary                 TUC Secretary  General

Welcome Ivy Blue Carter. As Beyonce Deliveres Through C.S

From TMZ

Beyonce finally popped, giving birth to a baby girl named Ivy Blue Carter in New York City on Saturday

Proud dad Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter, was at the hospital where Beyonce reportedly birthed Ivy by c-section -- and shortly after her arrival ... J & B's famous friends started sending out birth announcements on the Internet.

Rihanna tweeted, "Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih"

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons also took to Twitter, saying ... "congrats to my good friends Beyonce and Jay-Z."

Beyonce famously announced her pregnancy on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards back in August.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Full Text Of President Goodluck Jonathan's Broadcast on Fuel Subsidy Removal

This is the transcript.... No comment... Same old news
Dear Compatriots,
1.     A week ago, I had cause to address Nigerians on the security challenges we are facing in parts of the country, which necessitated the declaration of a state of emergency in 15 Local Government Areas in four states of the Federation. That course of action attracted widespread support and a demonstration of understanding. With that declaration, government had again signaled its intention to combat terrorism with renewed vigour and to assure every Nigerian of safety.

The rest of it is blah blah blah, but you can continue to read if you care to...

2.    The support that we have received in the fight against terrorism from concerned Nigerians at home and abroad has been remarkable. We believe that it is with such continued support that progress can be made on national issues. Let me express my heartfelt appreciation to everyone who has expressed a commitment to support us as we strive to improve on the country’s security situation, and build a stronger foundation for the future.  The recent mindless acts of violence in Gombe, Potiskum, Jimeta-Yola and Mubi are unfortunate. I urge all Nigerians to eschew bitterness and acrimony and live together in harmony and peace. Wherever there is any threat to public peace, our security agencies will enforce the law, without fear or favour.

3.    This evening, I address you, again, with much concern over an issue that borders on the national economy, the oil industry and national progress.  As part of our efforts to transform the economy and guarantee prosperity for all Nigerians, Government, a few days ago, announced further deregulation of the downstream petroleum sector. The immediate effect of this has been the removal of the subsidy on petrol.

4.    Since the announcement, there have been mixed reactions to the policy. Let me seize this opportunity to assure all Nigerians that I feel the pain that you all feel.  I personally feel pained to see the sharp increase in transport fares and the prices of goods and services. I share the anguish of all persons who had travelled out of their stations, who had to pay more on the return leg of their journeys.

5.    If I were not here to lead the process of national renewal, if I were in your shoes at this moment, I probably would have reacted in the same manner as some of our compatriots, or hold the same critical views about government.  But I need to use this opportunity as your President to address Nigerians on the realities on the ground, and why we chose to act as we did. I know that these are not easy times. But tough choices have to be made to safeguard the economy and our collective survival as a nation.

6.     My fellow Nigerians, the truth is that we are all faced with two basic choices with regard to the management of the downstream petroleum sector: either we deregulate and survive economically, or we continue with a subsidy regime that will continue to undermine our economy and potential for growth, and face serious consequences.

Friday, 6 January 2012

National Industrial Court Restrains NLC/TUC From Embarking On Strike

The National Industrial court this evening refrained the the National Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress from embarking on the indefinite strike action on monday.

However the NLC/TUC have vowed to disregard any court injunction stating that the nationwide strike will continue on Monday the 9th of December  as earlier scheduled.

So disregard any message from anyone telling you to go back to works. Government must be told that we are in a democratic country and never an autocratic one. The voice of the people must be heard. Vox populi Vox dei.

No more seductive dressing for me – Anita Joseph

While speaking with E-punch on her birthday sexy screen goddess has vowed to be a good girl this year.This is what see said.

“I am a member of Christ Embassy and my spiritual growth is at the level that I hear from God directly so I have to be careful the way I present myself before him.
More so, I am a role model and a lot of kids look up to me. God spoke to me recently and asked me to embrace the art of Disc Jockeying, so, after movies and music, watch out for me as a Dee Jay.”

Hmmm let's watch and see

Soldiers kill businessman in Mushin during argument

A young man, Niyi Ehindero, was on Thursday allegedly shot dead by soldiers attached to Operation MESA Unit on Bada Street in Mushin area of Lagos.
Eyewitnesses told our correspondent that the soldiers shot Ehindero at close range in his car, when they went to the area to disperse hoodlums who were engaged in a fierce battle.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Registration for Big Brother Africa Begins

M-net has announced that the seventh season of African's most watched reality show "The big brother Africa" will hit our DSTV screens in May.

According to the series executive "The show is definitely a high demand property that draws and hold audiences from start to finish".

This season there will be only one winner unlike last year's edition where two people won the show. So it's a season of the winner takes it all.

Fore more information and how to enter for the competition visit www.mnetafrica.dstv.com

NLC/TUC To Commence Nationwide Strike On January 11th

The Leaderships of the national labour congress and the trade union congress has announced that an indefinite general strike will commence on the 11th of January 2011 to protest the removal of the fuel subsidy by the presidency.....But wait! Will this be a total strike? Will it affect banks? keeping my fingers crossed. The battle begins.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Fuel subsidy Protester Killed By The Police In Ilorin

This young guy was purportedly killed by the police in Ilorin today during the protest.
Is the police suppose to protect or to kill? This is democracy and people ought to express their grievances.This is absolutely unacceptable and totally uncalled for. 

Monday, 2 January 2012

Fuel Subsidy Removal Wahala

Security tight o
Organic Fuel

Miracle of Canna

It's cheaper
I hope this madness ends pretty soon oooo. Logging out before my gen goes off.

Boko Haram Gives Southerners and Christians 3 Days To Vacate The North

The now dreaded Islamist group, Boko Haram, has issued a three-day ultimatum to all Christians living and doing business in the Northern part of Nigeria to vacate, adding that they are now ready to confront the military in areas where the federal government declared state of emergency.

Spokesman of the group, Abul Qaqa, told journalists on Sunday that...
We find it pertinent to state that soldiers will only kill innocent Muslims in the local government areas where the state of emergency was declared. We would confront them squarely to protect our brothers.”

Speaking in Hausa language, Qaqa said “we also wish to call on our fellow Muslims to come back to the north because we have evidence that they would be attacked. We are also giving a three-day ultimatum to the southerners living in the northern part of Nigeria to move away.”

Qaqa also criticised President Goodluck Jonathan over his visit to the Catholic Church where the bloodiest Christmas day attack took place. “The President had never visited any of the theatres were Muslims were massacred,” he said, naming areas where scores of Muslims were killed in post-election riots in April.

It would be recalled that President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency on Saturday in parts of four states hard hit by violence blamed on Boko Haram.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

President Goodluck Jonathan Declares State Of Emergency In Selected LGAs In Borno, Yobe, Niger & Plateau

The Nigerian presidency has just issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency in certain parts on Nigerian as follows:

Fellow Nigerians, it has become necessary to address you on recent events in some parts of the country that have threatened our collective security and shaken the foundations of our corporate existence as a nation.

2.    You are all aware of the security challenges which the activities of the Boko Haram sect have foisted on the country. What began as sectarian crises in the North Eastern parts of the country has gradually evolved into terrorist activities in different parts of the country with attendant negative consequences on our national security.

3.      Government in an effort to find a lasting solution to the security threats occasioned by the activities of the Boko Haram sect, constituted a Presidential Committee under the Chairmanship of Ambassador Usman Gaji Galtimari, to ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the crises. While efforts are being made to implement the recommendations of the Committee, the crises have assumed a terrorist dimension with vital institutions of government including the United Nations Building and places of worship becoming targets of terrorist attacks.

4.   While the search for lasting solutions is ongoing, it has become imperative to take some decisive measures necessary to restore normalcy in the country especially within the affected communities. Consequently, I have in the exercise of the powers conferred on me by the provisions of section 305(1) of the Constitution, declared a state of emergency in the following parts of the federation, namely:

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