Thursday, March 31, 2016

Governor Ambode cancels Environmental Sanitation in Lagos State

The lagos state government says it has cancelled the order restriction of movement of persons and vehicles during environmental sanitation days in the state. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Kidnapped Army Colonel found dead. Army promises justice

Nigerian Army - File Photo
Nigerian Army – File Photo
Last Sunday, it was reported by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations,Colonel Usman Abdul that an Army Colonel serving with Nigeria Army School of Infantry, Jaji, Kaduna State, had been kidnapped.
According to the statement, the Colonel was abducted by armed men around Kamazo near NNPC junction, Kaduna, around 7:30 PM on Saturday.

Eagles fail to qualify for Nations’ Cup

They had all the support, both morale and financial, going for the second leg of the Gabon 2017 African Nations Cup qualifier against Egypt in Aleixandre. They promised Nigerians that they would not allow the Pharaohs stop the country from appearing in the 2017 AFCON. But all the boasts amounted to nothing yesterday, as the Eagles put every foot wrong, conceded a second half goal to give the Egyptians a passage to Gabon.

FG, states, LGAs owing power firms N60bn

Executive Director, ANED, Mr. Sunday Oduntan
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja
The Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the three tiers of government collectively owe the electricity distribution companies about N60bn.
According to the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, the umbrella body of the firms, the Nigerian Army is the highest debtor, with over N15bn as of December 2015.

Fuel Scarcity Gets Worse As Loading Shrinks To 20 Trucks A Day – IPMAN

The fuel situation in Lagos metropolis which has over the past one month bred columns of black market operators along all nooks and crannies of the state may not abate despite new assurances by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that normalcy would return in the next few days.
Leadership check reveals that Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) or fuel allocation to Major and Independent marketers have dropped drastically while depots in the Apapa axis of the state are virtually dry.

Buhari refuses to sign Budget until lawmakers provide details... [Reuters]

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during a news conference after meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Abuja, Nigeria March 2, 2016 REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will not sign the 2016 budget bill passed by parliament last week unless lawmakers provide more details of the legislation, a government official said on Tuesday.
Parliament had earlier sent the bill, which calls for record spending, to Buhari's office but it had contained only highlights of the budget, no details, the official told Reuters, asking not to be named.

"Without Tinubu, we would have lost 2015 election" - Buhari []

Without Tinubu, APC won’t have won 2015 election – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has attributed the triumph of the All Progressives Congress in the 2015 general election to the vision of a National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Buhari said this in a recorded tribute which was presented at the 8th Bola Tinubu Colloquium held to commemorate the 64th birthday of Tinubu.

"I am sorry...Fuel Scarcity will end April 7" - Kachikwu apologises to Nigerians

Nigerians have wrested an apology from Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu over the biting petrol scarcity that keeps many at the pump for hours.
Dr. Kachikwu, who appeared before the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) noted particularly that his comment that he is not a magician to cause fuel queues to disappear overnight was not meant to insult Nigerians.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

NEWS: Buhari appoints Amaechi's man as NIMASA boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dakuku Peterside, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 governorship in Rivers, as director-general of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
NIMASA is under the supervision of the ministry of transport, which is headed by Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state who spearheaded Peterside’s electioneering campaign.
Yetunde Sonaike, director of public relations in the ministry of transportation, confirmed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday.

See PHOTO of Benin City House where residents enter via Ladder

Here is a rare photo of a house around Dumez Road in Benin City where the residents access their home through ladder because of flood. One wonders if these folks can ever lead a normal life!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

BREAKING: NNPC Shut down Nationwide by Staff in reaction to unbundling order #FuelScarcity

African Independent Television (AIT) reports that operations of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have been shut nationwide.

This action by oil workers is sequel to Tuesday’s order by President Muhammadu Buhari that the petroleum corporation be split into seven units. The report suggested that members of staff and management of the corporation arrived on Wednesday morning and could not gain access to their various offices but were subsequently asked to return home as oil workers enforce total strike.

Friday, March 4, 2016

"Dino is a child who cannot maintain a marriage" - Hurt Edo Gov. Oshiomole replies Dino Melaye

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, berated the senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Mr. Dino Melaye, over his comment on the governor’s choice of a wife, describing him as “childish” lawmaker who “cannot maintain a matrimonial home.”

While contributing on the floor of the Senate on the need for Nigerians to patronise made-in-Nigeria products on Wednesday, Melaye had reportedly made reference to Oshiomhole’s marriage to his Cape Verdean wife, Iara, urging Nigerians ‎to focus on “made-in-Nigeria women”.
“We will also move in order to encourage made-in-Nigeria products and begin to talk about made-in-Nigeria women,” he said.

CBN Gov. Emefiele bemoans Nigerians hoarding over $20 dollars in banks

Central Bank Governor Mr. Godwin Emefiele gave a shocking disclosure on Thursday about the massive dollar treasure in Nigerian banks, as the country goes cap in hand begging for foreign loan.

According to him, over $20 billion is sitting pretty in domiciliary accounts of private individuals at a time when the country is facing foreign exchange crisis and is chasing foreign loans, when its citizens could offer the loan.


For refusing to accept Fiancée, Son Stabs Mother To Death

A 30-year-old man, identified as Ibrahim Oniyide, who allegedly stabbed his mother to death, has been remanded in prison.

According to the police, Ibrahim killed his mother, identified as Tawa Oniyide by stabbing her with a kitchen knife and broken bottle all over her body. It was gathered that the suspect on the fateful day had gone to introduce a woman to his mother as his future wife, demanding that she accommodate her.

VIDEO: Dino Melaye blasts Oshiomole on not marrying Made-in-Nigeria Women :D