Monday, February 8, 2016

NFF Insulted Nigerians- Adegboye Onigbinde

FIFA and CAF instructor, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, has blasted the Nigeria Football Federation under the leadership of Amaju Pinnick for insulting Nigerians by appointing a coach without experience to manage the Nigerian national team.

Chinese Cuts Off Nigerian Worker's Finger in Cross River

A Chinese worker, identified as Njaga Chang, has allegedly cut off one of the right fingers of his Nigerian colleague at the Xin Xin Quarry in Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State, Southern City reports.

The 23-year-old Nigerian victim, Nsikak Tommy, was said to have incurred the wrath of the Chinese for failing to quickly turn on the generator at the quarry site.

President Buhari Speaks About Whereabouts of Boko Haram Leader 'Shekau'

Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari during an interview with the Daily Telegraph last week spoke about the whereabouts of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.

"I receive conflicting information about the status of Shekau. Some say he has been removed and replaced by a less charismatic terrorist leader.

"I think he must be on the run, because out of the 14 local government districts that Boko Haram used to call their caliphate, they now do not control any now. They are scattered around the Sambisa forest and they have resorted to attacking soft targets, people in churches, mosques and market places, and using improvised explosive devices."

Labour, Civil Societies Shut Down Abuja Over Electricity Tariff Hike [See Photos]

The organized labour in collaboration with the civil society organizations embarked on a peaceful protest against the 45 per cent hike in electricity tariffs as hordes of protesting workers grounded business activities in Abuja on Monday.

Kicking off the peaceful demonstration from the Labour House at the Central Business Area, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Trade Union Congress, TUC, and several other groups first had a whistle stop at the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, located at Wuse Zone 4.

They bore placards with various inscriptions such as ; “Don’t increase electricity Tariff,” “Stop estimated billing,” “NERC and DISCOS obey court order, “Give us prepaid meters “We need light not darkness,” “We cannot pay more for darkness. ”

While addressing the crowd, the President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba stated that the time of taking people for granted is over, that billing all over the world is based on what you consume. He maintained that there must be a stop to the impunity as the regulatory agency is expected to protect the interest of consumers.

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I'm Personally Disappointed Jonathan Hired Mercenaries to Fight Boko Haram - Buhari

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari in an interview with the UK Telegraph expressed disappointment that the previous tenure added mercenaries to fight the Boko Haram insurgents.

"I personally was very disappointed that the previous government resorted to mercenaries. I was also disappointed by the recent revelations of how military allocations were also misappropriated.

"How is it that Nigeria's military, which has a good record across west Africa, cannot claim back to 14 out of 774 local governorates from Boko Haram? They have to ask for mercenaries from South Africa? How the mighty has fallen!" he said.

Yoruba People Are Genetically Immune To Lassa Fever Virus – Prof. Happi

Prof. Christian Happi has claimed that Yoruba people, by the make-up of their genes, are immune to Lassa virus that causes Lassa fever.

According to National Mirror, the researcher, who is Dean, College of Postgraduate Studies, Department of Biological Sciences, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, said research was ongoing on why this is so, adding that few cases of Lassa fever recorded among Yoruba people are “imported.”

Story of Former Bread Seller 'Jumoke' Who Strolled Into Fame (VIDEO)

Jumoke Orisaguna last week caught the attention of the world when she walked unannounced into a photo shoot by Nigerian photographer T. Y. Bello.

According to Bello, her addition to the picture "created magic" and she thereafter promised to help her carve a career in the modelling business.

Jumoke's story can be described as a case of when hardwork, opportunity meets with grace.

Here's what T. Y. Bello has to say about the favourite breadseller turned model

"Aso kan na ni mo wo kiri Lana '.. Jumoke the 'model' the Internet had been searching for speaks almost no English. She explained how she had worn the exact outfit in our photograph the day before and someone showed her her own photograph on his phone from face book. A mallam led her to my studio that morning.

"She narrated her journey to Lagos ...@Bimpeonakoya also had decided to keep the make up minimal... She stepped in front of my camera and I almost couldn't recognize her . She moved different too.Jumoke looked straight into my lens emoting like she had done this all her life .... I knew we had found a star"

10 Lessons Nigerians Can Learn From Agege Bread Seller Turn Model Story
We all have probably heard the amazing story of Olajumoke Orisaguna, the Agege bread seller in Lagos who is on her way to super stardom for simply walking into TY Bello’s photo session.

The photographer and singer, took interest in the bread seller and decided to shot her to the stars.

However, here are ten lessons we can all learn from the bread seller turned super model narrative.

Vacation : President Buhari Replies Critics - You Can Say Whatever You Like

President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to Nigerians criticizing his vacation and constant trips abroad.

Answering questions from some journalists on Friday shortly before he commenced a six-day vacation, Buhari said: “Every one of my trips can be politically or economically assessed. I recall that the first trip I had was to go to Chad and Niger. The trip was mainly because of Nigeria’s security.

2016 Budget: See LIST of 7 Major Beneficiaries

Naij has compiled a list of the seven people who will benefit the most from Nigeria's 2016 budget.

Those on the list include:

1. Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the vice president
2. Bukola Saraki, the Senate president
3. Babatunde Fashola, the minister of works, power and housing
4. Udo Udoma, the minister of budget and national planning
5. Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transport
6. Major-General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, the chief of defence staff
7. Audu Ogbeh, the minister of agriculture

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Presidency Reveals How N5000 Monthly Stipend Will be Paid to Nigerians

The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President Laolu Akande, in a statement released on Sunday released details of the N5000 monthly stipend for poor Nigerians.

He called it the Conditional Cash Transfer, CCT, where one million extremely poor Nigeria will receive N5000 monthly in 2016.

Shocking VIDEO That Could Cost Mama Taraba Her Ministerial Job And Political Career

A video of Nigeria's minister of women affairs, Aisha Al-Hassan,also known as Mama Taraba, bragging that she has the money and power to manipulate the judicial system has been released online.

In the video, the Minister is speaking Hausa while bragging that she controls the decisions of the judiciary Taraba gubernatorial election.

Mama Taraba was the All Progressives Congress, APC governorship aspirant in Taraba state

Man Who Was Tortured By Military Cadet Recounts His Ordeal

Amari Sunday, the young man which was tortured in a video that surfaced recently when a group of army cadets in Abuja in 2014 for appreciating a cadet beauty has narrated his ordeals in the hands of the army cadets.

Sunday was a guest on Channels TV this morning, where he narrated his ordeal in the hands of the military cadets in Abuja.

READ What Saraki Told Tomato Sellers Who Came Asking for Help

The Tomato Sub-Sectoral Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), recently met with Senate President Bukola Saraki, seeking his assistance in lifting the restriction of access to forex by the CBN on imported goods.

Twitter Suspends over 125,000 Accounts To Combat Terrorism

Twitter Inc. has shut down more than 125,000 terrorism-related accounts since the middle of 2015, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, the company said in a blog post on Friday.

Twitter has said it only takes down accounts when they are reported by other users, but said that it has increased the size of teams monitoring and responding to reports and has decreased its response time "significantly."