Friday, 21 November 2014

Fuel subsidy to be removed In 2015

According to Business Day Online , President Goodluck Jonathan has proposed to cut fuel subsidies in half in a bid to reduce spending after a retreat in global crude prices.

 David Mark, the Senate President, says that the government plans to reduce fuel subsidies next year to N458.6 billion ($2.6 billion) from N971.1 billion , citing a revised 2015 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper submitted by President Jonathan.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Pics: Don Jazzy to perform at UNICEF imagine Campaign

The MAVIN boss will be performing at the General Assembly of the United Nations for the UNICEF Imagine Campaign.He confirmed this on his instagram page
“Would be performing alongside some great world musicians at the UN-GA tomorrow, for the UNICEF #Imagine campaign.”
More photos from the rehearsal below :

Sammie Okposo hangs out with Dotun of Cool fm

The singer hung out with the OAP today ... you like?

Mats Hummels could playing for Manchester United next season

Its no news Manchester United are interested in Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels for a long time now  but what's news is that they want him next summer!

Van Gaal sees him as the right player to solve the club's defensive woes . But he won't come cheap as they need to pay the sum of £24million to get  his services.

Photos: President Goodluck Jonathan celebrates his 57th birthday

President Goodluck Jonathan turned 57 today and a prayer session was held at the presidential villa .His wife , mum were all present to celebrate with him . We wish him more years ahead and ask God to give him more wisdom to rule this great nation . See more photos below :

Official statement and photos from military operations in Gombi, Pelia and Hong in Adamawa

Official statement from  Nigerian Defence Headquarters and photos below:
The pictures here are from the military operations in Gombi, Pelia and Hong in Adamawa State, where the Nigerian troops mercilessly dealt with the terrorists with the recovery of the towns as well as their destroyed vehicles, hideouts, weapons and ammunitions. 
While some of the terrorists have been captured alive others were killed in the operation. The Nigerian troops too could be seen in action.The ongoing military operations in the North-Eastern Nigeria is to clear all areas infested by terrorists. 
Mopping up exercise is ongoing in the areas while the troops are moving to other communities in what a top security officer described as 'Operation No Mercy against Terrorists."
More photos below :

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Do you know that rice production in Nigeria generates N400b to country's economy ?

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said on Monday that rice production in Nigeria in over the last three years has generated about N400billion to the country's economy.
He made this important statement at the Second Nigeria Rice Investment Forum  in Abuja .

The minister said that Nigeria has currently attained 80 per cent self-sufficiency in paddy rice production as well as added seven million metric tonnes of paddy rice to the domestic food supply in 2013.
“What has happened as a result of this is that our rice farmers have allowed us to add N400billion worth of value of rice into the economy.”The challenge we have today is not in the production of paddy rice but how to close the milling gaps.When we started, there was only one integrated rice mill in the country, but today there are 18 of them within the period of two and half years.”
You can read the highlights of his speech below:

I could have become a CNN reporter - Comic Actor , Aki

The comic actor had this really interesting interview with Nigerian Tribune , he talked about a lot of things - profession ,  marriage etc .  He said during the interview that he could have been a CNN reporter if he wasn't an actor .
"As a Mass Communication undergraduate then, I was hoping to be an independent producer and report for CNN or any top international medium. I even had the premonition that I would further my academics in law, even though I was offered admission to study at Madonna University in 1998, but I was already a Mass Communication student ," he said.
Read more below:

Photos : Nicole Scherzinger stuns in this silver dress for a Gift Global Gala event

The gorgeous singer wore this silver dress on Monday night for a Gift Global Gala event in London.See more photos after the cut

Aliko Dangote’s Lagos refinery to start operations by mid-2018

According to George Nicolaides ,the Dangote Industries’ operations director for petroleum refining,  in an interview at the Platts African Refining Summit in Cape Town Monday said that the oil refinery, being promoted by Dangote Group, is expected to come on-stream latest by the first half of 2018, in Lagos. The refinery will be able to process 500,000 barrels of crude a day , the director told newsmen.

Robbery suspect explains why he sleeps with 10 female dogs [Photos]

A 27-year-old robbery suspect has revealed that he usually had sex with his dogs for spiritual powers before going for any robbery operation in Lagos State, western Nigeria.The suspect, Bala Yayah, said his success in most of his robbery operations was because he usually had sex with dogs.

Mercy Johnson releases new adorable family photos

 Actress Mercy Johnson Okojie recently released snew family photos with her husband, daughter Purity and one month old son, Henry. You like? There are more below :

Kim K shows off her figure in this pink latex dress [Photos]

Kim Kardashian showed off her curvy figure in a blush-pink latex dress for the launch new perfume called Fleur Fatale yesterday night in Melbourne, Australia .

More photos  below:

I cant wait to return Nollywood - Sam Dede

Sam Dede for me is one of the best actors Nigeria has ever had .He is popularly known for his  acting in the movie Issakaba .In a rare interview with Vanguard, he addressed issues on his long absence from Nollywood Read excerpts below :

What's your impression about Nollywood since you’ve been away?
We have a new crop of film makers. In some quarters, they refer to them as new Nollywood; it’s good. I’ve seen some of the works they’ve done. It’s quite an improvement on what we used to have. I just hope it is sustainable because it is not easy out there. It’s a different ball game.
What we know is that Nollywood grew out of its own steam. It was a deliberate move to tell our own story in our own way and our people have become used to that way of telling our story. So, anything new that is better than what we used to have is very much welcome but I hope we can sustain it.

Jungle justice : Suspected male suicide bomber burnt alive by angry mob in Gombe [Photos]

A suicide bomber who allegedly dressed with a bomb hidden under his cloth was caught by an angry mob who refused to hand him over to the police .The incident occurred around 1pm this afternoon at the Gombe Line Park in Gombe state. According to eye witnesses , he was about  to blow himself up when the mob saw him and  immediately set him on fire. More photos below :

Brushing too often is dangerous to the teeth

This article is written by Blessing Ekum of Nigerian Tribune :

For quite a number of people, dental health is usually neglected and dismissed until some dental problem involving pain and discomfort occurs. Right from childhood, it almost becomes a mantra that personal hygiene includes brushing the teeth twice daily as well as flossing. However, as most people grow older, brushing at night becomes a mere formality that gets skipped and the recommended bi-annual visit to the dentist is rarely ever abided to.

While some of these behaviours are out of fear based on misinformation, others are based on ignorance.  Generally, some myths exist that stand in the way of optimum dental health and this may gradually cause bigger problems.

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode discharged, acquitted of money laundering

Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode just yesterday morning was discharged and acquitted  of thirty-eight count charge of money laundering out of forty count charge filed against him by a federal High Court sitting in Lagos while the court ordered him to enter his defence in the remaining two counts ,according to PM News Nigeria .

Hoodlums attack primary and secondary school in Niger state

Just a week after a suicide bomber killed about 49 students at Government Science Secondary school in Yobe state, hoodlums attacked Limawa primary and secondary schools, Minna, Niger state yesterday morning at about 10.30am,  many students were reported to be injured. Read full report from Daily Trust :
Niger state police command said the attackers of Limawa secondary school Minna were hoodlums not gunmen as earlier speculated.Limawa primary and secondary schools, Minna, Niger state came under attack on Monday by suspected cultists.

De Gea shuts down rumors of his move to Real Madrid

Transfer rumors have it that David de Gea is on the move to Real Madrid but Spanish goalkeepr insists he feels 'very loved' by Manchester United. He told La Sexta on Monday :
"It is difficult to say whether a bid will be made by Real, because of all the rumours that appear in the press.In Manchester I feel wanted. If you took seriously what is written about you, you'd almost think you're going to a thousand clubs.So the best you can do is pay attention to where you are. ‘I feel very loved by Man United."

Hausa Ajami/Arabic inscriptions removed from new N100 note

The Federal Government  unveiled the new 100 naira notes on November 12 which is‘first digital banknote in the world’and will be officially issued on December 19. But critics noticed the Arabic inscriptions on the notes and went against it.

Mr. Jari, in his opinion piece entitled“Controversial changes on the centenary N100 note”, critically reviews a specific but subtle change introduced to the design.
“The Arabic writing in Hausa language (the Ajami script) that read“Naira Dari” ['a hundred naira']on the N100 note has been removed,”Mr. Jari observes.“Just like the N200, and above, the former N100 note used to have the Arabic-Hausa Writing in the left lower part of the note.Continue...

Stunning! Angelina Jolie wows in grey curve-hugging dress in Sydney for her movie Unbroken [Photos]

 The 39-year-old actress wowed in a grey form-fitting frock  when she stepped out on Tuesday magical backdrop of Sydney Harbour for her latest directorial piece, Unbroken. You like? See more photos below

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Women ask me for marriage - Halima Abubakar

When asked by Nigerian Tribune in a recent interview about the  weirdest thing a fan has ever done to her , she said :
"People say I frown my face a lot. So, fans do really come so close to misbehave around me. However, I do not take weirdness seriously because I am weird. Even women propose marriage to me. That is weird."
There were other interesting things that were discussed in the interview , read it below :

Anita Joseph puts her curvy figure on full display

The actress shared these photos on social media  and has noticeably  lost weight !

Nigerian troops retake Mubi from Boko Haram

A regional has  governor told BBC that  Nigerian army has retaken the key town of Mubi from militant Islamist group Boko Haram . The insurgents seized Mubi, the second largest town in the north-eastern Adamawa state, in October, renaming it Madinatul Islam - City of Islam.

Photos : Dillish Matthews gives back by donating funds to children in a hospital

The socialite  and her team visited a central hospital in her country Namibia  and donated some money to the children's cancer ward and the club foot kids . God bless her  ❤️❤️❤️ . More photos below :

Nigeria to buy arms from Russia to tackle insurgency

According to The Nation who got the knowledge of this yesterday , Nigeria is seeking to buy arms from Russia .  It is unclear if Russia has granted Nigeria’s request, following an arms embargo by the United States.

The military has opted for more aerial bombardments of insurgents than infantry encounters since the  aerial strikes have assisted in killing more insurgents in the last few months. A source who revealed this  said that a delegation had gone to Russia for talks on the arms purchase. War planes, helicopters and other equipments would be ordered if talks goes on well .

Daniella Okeke shows off her curves in new photos

The actress shared these photos recently on her IG page , see more photos below :

Actress Bayray Mcnwizu says there’s more sexual abuse in the banks than in Nollywood

In this interview with Vanguard , actress Eberechukwu Nwizu known as Bayray Mcwinzu shared her opinion on sexual harassment in Nollywood . She says that women in the banking industry experience sexual harassment than  Nollywood actresses . Read excerpts below :

One dollar is now 173 naira

This got my attention just minutes ago . Just weeks ago , a dollar was approx. 164 naira and now its approx. 173 naira ! Which way Nigeria ? 

The race between Wizkid and Davido on the number of Instagram followers though

Wizkid has 416 k followers and his rival Davido has 414 k followers on Instagram . So close !