Chimamanda Adichie disagrees with Buhari on Nigeria Governance

“He had an opportunity to make real reforms early on, to boldly reshape Nigeria’s path. He wasted it,”

The largest cities in Nigeria: ranked 1 to 10.

List of largest cities in Nigeria is different from the list of most loved cities in Nigeria

Ankara Dresses, Prints, Latest Fashion Trends

It started as a movement in Africa, Ankara, the African prints has become the latest fashion trends in the globe. Ankara Inspired by the locals and designers in Africa has become the next big thing. Osas eye brings you a collection of the best Ankara dresses

Who will bring back Nigeria’s lost girls?

If Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan can free the missing girls, he would have done it before now. He can't. He failed

African Clothing, Traditional Men's Fashion Styles

African wear continues to rock the fashion trend. From Nigeria to South Africa, Osas eye gives you look at some of the jaw dropping traditional wear by African designers for men

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

First picture of General Yakubu Gowon's wedding

General and Mrs Yakubu Gowon on their Wedding Day in Lagos on April 19th, 1969.
Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) 78, ruled Nigeria at the age of 29 from July 1966 until he was deposed in a coup by General Murtala Mohammed in 1975. He is the youngest president that ever ruled Nigeria.
General Yakubu Gowon's wedding in 1969
Gowon, whose administration was the first to divide Nigeria into 12 states, earlier this year urged the National Assembly to stop the creation of new states and adopt the American electoral system of election.

blogspot.com/b/app-preview?token problem

Blogspot template edit problem extends into a 6 month period. Bloggers continue to face this issue whenever the template option is clicked. If by now you already found a way to troubleshoot this issue please share with us fellow bloggers. If not, just do like I do: Whenever you click 'Template' look to the toolbar towards your top left hand side and you will see the X button next to the forward arrow once before it redirects you to a blank page.
blogspot.com/b/app-preview?token
The page turns blank because the 'Live on Blog' is not loading properly. Once you have clicked on the X button to stop loading the live on blog you will see this next arrow below and then you will be able to edit your html.

Edit html problem

 If you don't get it right the first time, keep trying and play around it else you would be redirected to a link like "blogspot.com/b/app-preview?token

Nigeria's Unemployment Rises more than forecast

Nigeria's unemployment rate edged up to 40.3 percent in February. The increase in population is one of the challenges facing Nigeria's labour market with a malfunctioned government. Increased government spending and inflation have prevented economic development in Nigeria.


unemployment in nigeria


Unemployment is soaring up despite the fixated figures the national bureau of statistics has revealed. The failed government program's to curb the growing concern of joblessness has only resulted to money laundering among those in power.

The unemployment rate in Nigeria was last reported at 23.9 percent in 2011. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has last reported the figure of unemployed Nigerians in the first half of 2012 at 23.9 per cent, up from 21.1 per cent in 2010 and 19.7 per cent in 2009. The numbers for the latter part of 2012 and 2013 is currently not available.

The National Population Commission (NPC) has said the Nigeria’s population has risen from the 140,431,790 it was five years ago  to 167,912,561 as at October 2011.
This represents an annual population growth rate of 5.6 million people.

Only in Nigeria...Man gets 45 years for stealing Governor's phone.

Nigerian man bags 45 years imprisonment for stealing a governor's cell phone. A High Court on Monday sentenced a former police officer, Kelvin Ighodalo, to 45 years imprisonment for stealing the cell phone of Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State.
man gets 45 years for stealing phone

The accused was arraigned on a six-count charge of conspiracy, theft, obtaining by false pretence, obtaining by force and impersonation, among other offences.

Justice Jide Falola of High Court 5, citing Section 1, Sub-section 1, paragraph `C’ of the Advance Fee Fraud Act and Section 218 Cap 35, Laws of Osun State, 2003, found the accused guilty as charged.

The accused was sentenced to 10 years for each of counts 1, 2 and 3 and 5 years each for three other counts.

The sentences are to run concurrently.

The governor’s cell phone was stolen on Nov. 28, 2010, at his swearing-in-ceremony.

So simple for everyone to see: 45years for stealing a cellphone vs No imprisonment for genocide, money laundering, murder and so on. Only in my country. Only in Nigeria you get this miscarriage of justice.

The world's best restaurant list

The world's best restaurant list has been released. Spain has the best restaurant on the planet in 2013. The new ranking organized and released by the British magazine Restaurant, which lists the thirty best restaurants in the world, named the big winner as Celler de Can Roca.

                    World's best restaurantsThe establishment is headed by the Roca brothers: Josep and Jordi Juan. The trio created the creative and personal organization: Joan is the head chef, Josep is the sommelier and takes care of the hall and Jordi is the pastry. The restaurant dethrones Danish Noma who held the number spot for the past 25 years. "I'm freaking out, had expectations, but did not dare to celebrate," said Jordi to the Spanish newspaper El PaĆ­s even before the official announcement of the prize 

4 year old girl dies after rape

New Delhi, India: 4 year old girl died, 10 days after rape.According to reports from the Times of India newspaper, the 4 year old girl who was in coma for 10 days, after being raped by a 35 year old man died of heart attack on Monday in Maharashatra hospital.

4 year old girl dies after rape

This is another shocking case of rape to the ongoing rape crisis in India.

"We are taking all measures, but yesterday her state worsened and the blood pressure fell. The girl was not responding to medication, "said one of the doctors.

The rape attack happened on the 17th, when a 35 year old man lured the child with a chocolate in the city of Ghansaur where the girl lived with her family. Nobody knows the details of the attack, it is only the next morning that the child was found abandoned in a field by parents, unconscious and bleeding.

The girl was hospitalized the rapist Firoz Khan, was arrested a week after the crime.

The wave of protests against the violence continues to fall on deaf ears.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Gareth Bale the "Player of the Year"

Gareth Bale is named "Player of the Year" and ''Young Player of the Year'' for the Premier League by Professional Football Associations (PFA). Bale with 19 goals this season had previously won this award in 2011. 
Bale the player of the year
He adds his name alongside Cristian Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer and Mark Hughes. The 23 year-old Welsh reaches the same landmark as Ronaldo who, in the same year, he won the Player of the Year and also the best young player.
Behind him for player of the year were Robin van Persie, Luis Suarez, Michael Carrick and Juan Mata.
Premier league team of the year

The "Premier League Team of the Year" is: David de Gea (Manchester United), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Leighton Baines (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Juan Mata (Chelsea), Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur), Luis Suarez (Liverpool), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Robin van Persie (Manchester United).

Adichie 'deeply care about Nigeria'

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of Nigeria's best writer. Her novel "Half of a Yellow Sun'' is being made into a movie and her new book the"Americanah" shows modern life in Nigeria's largest city, Lagos.



"I'm writing about where I care about and I deeply, deeply care about Nigeria," Adichie told The Associated Press. "Nigeria is the country that most infuriates me and it is the country I love the most. I think when you're emotionally invested in a place as a storyteller, it becomes organic."


Adichie describes herself as looking "at the world through Nigerian eyes," but she doesn't hold back on criticizing its culture that fosters widespread government corruption. Or what she perceives as the excessive, neutered politeness of "political-correct language" in the U.S.

"Nigeria wasn't set up to succeed, but the extent of its failure is ours. It's our responsibility," she said. "This country is full of so many intelligent people, so much energy, so much potential, so why are we here?"
How many Nigerians out there deep care about the country?



Jada Pinkett Smith denies 'open marriage'

Jada Pinkett Smih denies recent weeks of open marriage rumors. For the past few weeks, many have been amused and envious of her long term marriage with Will Smith. An interview with The Huffington Post earlier this month had fueled the rumors of an open marriage as the success behind their 16 year marriage.
Jada Pinkett Open marriage

Jada and Will first me on the set of Fresh Prince of Bel Air and had since continue their relationship which has led to three children.

In the five paragraph post on April 14, the actress addressed statements she made during an interview with The Huffington Post in which she said “Will is his own man.”

“I’ve always told Will, ‘You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be okay,’” she told HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill. “Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man. I’m here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be and that’s not for me to do for him. Or vice versa.”

Jada felt the need to clarify her statements and debunk the ongoing rumors.

In her Facebook response, the 41-year-old said that while “there are far more important things to talk about in regards to what is happening in the world than whether I have an open marriage or not.”

“Here is how I will change my statement…Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so. This does NOT mean we have an open relationship…this means we have a GROWN one.”

Cristiano Ronaldo's mistress confirms relationship

Andressa Urach has confessed to having sex with Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. In an interview with 'The Sun', the 2012 vice Miss Butt revealed exclusive details about the intimate moments with the player, who denies meeting. Andressa said the meeting between the two ended up in bed.
Cristiano Ronaldo mistress

She also confirmed the Portuguese playmaker sent text messages calling her the "horsetail". "He was obsessed with my butt," she said. "It was amazing, his body is perfect, like a Greek God. We fucked for hours and he has not stopped talking about my butt." The meeting took place a day after that the player was seen leaving a dinner in Madrid with his girlfriend, Irina Shayk. Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina have been together since 2010.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The reason Men fake Orgasms

According to a British study revealed by the online pharmacy Uk Medix, 22% of men would pretend to have an orgasm because they care too much about their partner. 74% of women are more likely to simulate orgasm during sex against 22% of men. Dr. Abraham Morgentaler has done research on the male orgasm for over 25 years, but the surprise was the reason why men fake orgasm.
men fake orgasm

 While women simulate orgasm to stop the antics faster, men pretend to achieve sexual climax because they do not want to achieve ecstasy too fast and do not want to disappoint their partner. 

"The big surprise for me when I started work on the subject, is to realize that once in a relationship, the man seems to care more about his partner than himself," said Dr. Morgentaler.

 The figures in this study are not far from those published by the University of Kansas earlier this year. The researchers demonstrated that 30% of men simulate orgasm not to hurt their partner, who had their pleasure in the act.

Kim Kardashian shows panties in transparent dress

Kim Kardashian wore a black low cut transparent dress showing her black lacy panties. while on tour with Kanye West. Kim Kardashian is 6months pregnant and her expected delivery date is July 1. The 32 year old reality TV show star held hands with boyfriend and rapper Kanye as they walked through the city to their hotel.
Kim kardashian panties in transparent dress

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

France approves gay marriage and adoption

Gay marriage is approved by the French National Assembly. After hard fought debate and massive protests that drew hundreds of thousands to the streets of Paris, France becomes the 14th country to approve same sex marriage.
France gay marriage

The bill was approved in France, on Tuesday, with 331 votes for and 225 against, the marriage between persons of the same sex in the National Assembly. The bill passed in France  is very comprehensive and gives same sex couples the right to adoption. It also allows people from other countries to marry in the country.

The bill also includes:
The French will be able to marry a foreigner of the same sex or two foreigners of the same sex can be married in France, even in the case where the law of their countries do not recognize the validity of same-sex marriage.

The new law modifies, for all marriages, heterosexual and homosexual, the rules of the family name. In case of disagreement between the parents, the name of the two will be given to the child, in alphabetical order. In case there can be no choice for the child already has an affiliation blood, the child takes the father's name, as at present.

The law is to grant the people of the same sex as the freedom to marry and the right to adopt. The new Article 142 of the Civil Code will indicate that "marriage is a contract between persons of different sexes or the same sex." The provisions arising as the age of the bride and groom, are as they were.

TIME Magazine Honors Omotola Ekeinde

Time honors its 100 most influential people alongside Nigerian actress Omotola Ekeinde. The gala was held Tuesday at the Frederick P. Rose Hall Home of Jazz, at Lincoln Center in New York on alongside vice president Joe Biden. The award winning actress was fully dressed in a black Iconic invanity black dress, posing on the red carpet.

Time Magazine honors Omotola

“It means everything, I mean I am coming from Africa and the people who have been on this list in time past have been politicians. I think I’m the first artiste, actress to be on this list so I think it will encourage a lot of young people and a lot of artistes really,” she said.

Omotola added that “I’m extremely happy to motivate people…We all read about it, it seems so far away…and so to be here is so serious. It’s a dream come true.”

Apart from her prolific acting roles, Omotola is also a singer, reality-show star, mother of four and philanthropist

'The Bible' series comes to the movies

The mini-series starring the American Portuguese Diogo Morgado, 'The Bible', will be adapted to a movie.
After the huge success in the United States, the 'Bible' will be adapted to the cinema. Mark Burnett, one of the show's producers starring the Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado, revealed the news and added that the series will be adapted to the shape of the big screen to take about three hours.

The bible series

“The Bible” on the History Channel is the most engaging miniseries I have ever seen. The characters are attractive and lovely. It’s all just so epic.

Bikinis to be 'banned' in UAE

Bikinis are now prohibited in United Arab Emirates, a Muslim-majority country on the Arabian Peninsula. The new proposed UAE law will ban the wearing Bikinis, two-piece bathing suits for women and swimming briefs for men.

Bikini banned

This move is in response to complaints from local families who objected to the amount of skin exposure by tourists. Public displays of affection are already banned. Handholding is permitted, but those kissing are likely to be reminded of the customs.  No obscene language or gestures. Disrespecting any religion is considered highly offensive. Even pointing at someone or aggressive gesturing could be found objectionable. Giving the finger is definitely not acceptable.

Taking pictures of other people can land you in court. Photos of women and families are particularly sensitive. Violators are subject to fines.No Alcohol for foreigners unless you possess a state issued licence.
Public drunkenness and driving under the influence are serious crimes punishable by jail sentences and heavy fines.

These regulations are turning tourists away from UAE.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bayern thrash Barcelona 4:0

Bayern Munich ripped apart Barcelona in the first leg of the semi final UEFA Champions league match with an emphatic 4-0 home victory. A brace from Thomas Muller added to Mario Gomez and Robben's goals help put Barca out of the final.

Bayern thrash Barcelona

Leo Messi was far from disappointing giving the ball away at times. The score pretty much seals the fate for Barcelona who were poor and humiliated by the crowned German champions. Barcelona was outplayed by Bayern.

Oba of Benin

His Royal Highness Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Solomon Igbinoghodua Aisiokuoba Akenzua being crowned Erediauwa I, Benin city 1979. The Oba of Benin is the king of Edo State.  Oba Erediauwa is 34 years on the throne of his ancestors, he was coronated as the 39th Oba of Benin on the 23rd of March 1979.
Oba of Benin

Nigeria's fuel subsidy in documentary


Fuelling Poverty, the 30-minute documentary depicting the massive street protests in 2012 over the removal of oil subsidies. The film, which features Nobel Prize laureate Wole Soyinka and civil rights activists, explores the siphoning of billions of dollars from government officials to private companies. “Fuelling Poverty” was screened at the 20th New York African Film Festival this month and won the Best Documentary at the 2013 African Movie Academy Awards on April 20.

Nigeria's fuel subsidy in documentary

The documentary has been viewed more than 50,000 times on YouTube as of Tuesday.

The documentary can be seen online but is “prohibited from exhibition in Nigeria” according to officials from the National Film and Video Censors Board.

Why? Who wants her dirty underwear hanging outside the market square?

“We don’t have a government. It’s a whole big banana republic,” Emmanuel Tom Ekin, a barber, says in the film. “They’ve been telling us stories all the time, deceiving us. And right now, in our faces, they are still deceiving us.”

Nigeria’s film industry could get a boost next month if the film “Half of A Yellow Sun” is screened at the Cannes Film Festival.




From Nigerian Refugees to Terrorists

Heavy fighting between the joint task force and Islamist militants in northern Nigeria killed at least 187 people. Boko Haram claims responsibility for the attack. The gun battles also involved the use of rocket-propelled grenades and assault weapons in the remote town of Baga near the border with Chad for hours on Friday evening, officials say. More than half the town of Baga was destroyed by fire. 
     
                                   Nigerian Refugees to Terrorists


This violence continues predominantly in northern Nigeria. The politicians viewed them as refugees. They were treated as such. They do not want Amnesty. They want the creation of a new Islamic state in Nigeria. On Friday evening, they killed 187 people and continues to spread the terror to civilians. They are fighting to overthrow the Nigerian government and create an Islamic state.

Who are Nigeria's Boko Haram?

They are citizens of Nigeria. Born and bred in the country. Most of them graduated from University and found it hard to get into the job industry. Some of the children in the group comes from good parents with a honest family. They seemed good in math and science plotting these devastating attacks against their motherland country. How did these fellow Nigerians turned from being good students to radical terrorists?

 There is one mystery left: who’s behind these refugees? We know that there are political demons behind that mask funding their attacks?

If you are reading this, Please 'Stop killing Innocent civilians.'

Monday, April 22, 2013

Gun battles in Nigeria leaves 187 dead

Heavy gun battles between Nigerian troops and suspected Islamist insurgents leaves 187 people and 77 injured. The bloodshed in the remote northeastern town of Borno state marks the single deadliest event in the insurgency by Boko Haram, the radical Islamist group blamed for scores of attacks in northern and central Nigeria since 2009.
Violence in Nigeria

Conflicting reports have emerged of the fighting that broke out Friday, but residents and officials have said the high death toll included soldiers, insurgents as well as civilians.
“So far 187 dead have been buried, while 77 are under admission in hospitals,” Red Cross Spokesman Nwakpa O. Nwakpa told AFP.
More than 300 houses on the shores of Lake Chad “were burnt down,” he added.
Another rescue official who did not want to be named said “40 percent of the town has been gutted by fire.”

Nigeria Signs Electricity Deals with Private firms

Nigeria and 15 Private firms struck long-anticipated electricity deals Monday in an effort to end decades of power cuts. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan signed the deals on Monday handing over state electricity assets to the 15 bidding companies.
Nigeria signs electricity deals

One of Nigeria's main problem is power cuts and blackouts. This milestone in privatization of state electricity to the private firms will hopefully help fix the problem and kindly keeps the lights on.

Economists say power outages cost Nigeria, Africa's second biggest economy billions of dollars on imported diesel for generators and in lost output. They say current GDP growth of around 7 percent could be pushed into double figures if electricity supply could be sorted out.

Power output is currently about 4,000 megawatts for a country of 170 million people.

"Today's event signals a major step forward in the implementation of our power sector road map," Jonathan said. "I congratulate the signing parties for reaching this significant target in our collective efforts to revitalize this sector, which is so important to our lives and development."

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Omotola on Time's 100 most influential people list

Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde has been named as an "icon" on Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People of 2013.TIME magazine unveiled its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, from artists and leaders to pioneers, titans and icons.
omotola on Time magazine most influential people

Omotola on Time's 100 most influential people list
Congrats to the Nigerian actress, singer and philanthropist, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde 'Omosexy' the Queen of Nollywood.

Explosion at factory in Texas kills 5

Explosionin a fertilizer plant in Texas, USA, causes several deaths and hundreds injured. The explosion, which occurred at 1:50 a.m. in West Fertilizer Factory leaves 160 injured and at least 5 dead. There is still no explanation for the cause of the accident yet. 
explosion at factory in Texas

This comes just hours after the United States is still reeling from the poisonous letter sent to Obama and the Boston Marathon explosions.
"It was like a nuclear bomb," described the mayor of West, Tommy Muska.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Dangote agrees to build Refinery in Nigeria

Dangote is planning to take part in rebuilding Nigeria as he plans to build a refinery in Nigeria. Africa's richest man and owner of Dangote Group of companies is seeking a $3.5 billion loan to fund the oil refinery and other projects. Nigeria currently produce 445,000 barrels per day among four refineries. That is well below par.

Dangote to build refinery in Nigeria

“We need constant funding from one successful project to another, a very good funding mechanism.The loan will be for the refinery and other projects.” Vice President Sani Dangote said in an interview in Abuja.

Dangote plans to build the oil refinery in Nigeria’s southwest with a capacity of 400,000 barrels of crude oil a day.

“It’s going to take a while,” the vice president said by phone. “We’re still looking at the supply chain.”
''This will really help not only Nigeria but sub-Saharan Africa. There has not been a new refinery for a long time in sub-Saharan Africa'' added Aliko Dangote

Nigeria rely on subsidized imports for almost all of its fuel needs. A new refinery by a Nigerian would be welcomed and this would cut into profits made by European refiners and oil traders who would lose part of that lucrative market.

Barack Obama sent a deadly letter

The FBI and White House confirmed a deadly letter thought to contain ricin sent to Barrack Obama. The letter was intercepted Tuesday hours away from the Boston explosions in an office away from the White House where all mail to the Obama is well screened.


Obama sent a letter

Another letter addressed to Senator Roger Wicker postmarked Memphis, Tennessee was also intercepted and confirmed to have contained the poisonous substance ricin. Ricin is a naturally occurring protein, found in the castor oil plant, which is highly toxic. It can be inhaled or ingested but it is most dangerous when it is injected.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Queen Elizabeth in Nigeria

Queen Elizabeth visit to Nigeria in 1956. Her Royal Majesty visited the Houses of Parliament in Lagos Nigeria on the 11th February 1956.
                          Queen Elizabeth visit in Nigeria

Serena Williams photo shoot in Miami Beach

Serena Williams shows off her muscular figure during a bikini photo shoot at the Miami beach, Florida. The 31-year-old current world tennis number one took the pictures Monday.

Serena Williams photo shoot in Miami Beach.

Serena Williams bikini photo shoot

Woman had child perform sex with clients

Queensland Supreme Court judge David Boddice sentenced the 41-year-old to 9 years in jail Tuesday. The woman from Thailand who lives in Australia encouraged her 11-year-old daughter to become a business partner and encouraged her to have sex with service clients for more than seven years.
child sex with clients

The woman set up a massage business out of her home in Runcorn, which soon expanded into prostitution center. The child abuse first started when the child visited her mother in Australia while on a holiday in 2004. The 41-year-old woman is the first person in Australia to be convicted of child trafficking.

She also pleaded guilty to other offences, including child prostitution, indecent treatment of a child and having a sexual relationship with a child.

Prosecutor Todd Fuller SC told the court the woman brought the child permanently to Austalia when she turned 11, making her a partner in the $100, 000 a year business.

The woman told the daughter to exploit her clients with sex who paid her handsomely for services rendered.

"She regarded her daughter's virginity as a commodity that she could sell," Mr Fuller said.

The girl filed a complaint in 2011 to a family friend, who reported it to police.

Monday, April 15, 2013

'African Julius Caesar'

Like a military coup. Like corrupt political leaders. Caesar is an African tyrant assassinated by his rivals. The 400-year-old plays of William Shakespeare has been reinterpreted and re-envisioned to the African mentality. Royal Shakespeare Company produced a Julius Caesar set in contemporary Africa that was a hit at the World Shakespeare Festival.

African Julio Caesar Play

I love this interpretation of Shakespeare Caeser. The African drums by Nigerian Akintayo Akinbode, the British-African dialect, the costumes and concept. In fact, the play is very beautiful and thrilling. One of the best plays in decades.

Gregory Doran, the artistic director of Caeser, first got the idea of doing an African Julius Caesar when he met Nelson Mandela several years ago. Mandela quoted lines from Julius Caesar

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard.
It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Will come when it will come.


Long live Caesar! An African Caeser.

Julius Caeser will make its American premiere later this year in theaters. The RSC's "Julius Caesar" plays at the Brooklyn Academy of Music through April 28th. It then moves to the Southern Theater in Columbus, Ohio, at the beginning of May.

Designer Michael Vale has wisely crafted a specifically nonspecific world: The costumes on this all-black cast represent a plethora of styles found on the African continent. Theo Ogundipe plays the soothsayer.
Nri and Joseph as Cassius and Brutus. Both infuse their African dialect with shades of boarding school-bred British 

Boston Marathon finish in explosions

Twin explosions were recorded on Monday afternoon in the final line of the Boston Marathon. Two people have been killed and 23 injured after two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, police say. The explosions occur 200m apart. A system of response was activated.

Boston Marathon explosions

Emergency services, first responders and FBI descended on the scene, which was quickly locked down.

The cause of the explosions has yet to be confirmed.
The images on the television show wounded people being carried on stretchers.

Ice Prince & Yvonne Nelson Dating?-No

 Despite the rumors caused by bloggers across both countries  Ice Prince let the world know that he and Yvonne Nelson had not called it quits, and also denied he's dating Yvonne Nelson.
Ice Prince dating Yvonne Nelson.

Ice Prince & Yvonne Nelson

A lot of bloggers had reported a break-up between the pair. Some also reporting that Ice Prince and Yvonne Nelson are dating. The pair continues to deny on twitter that they are not.  

Both of them were featured in Yvonne Nelson's 'House of Gold,' they shared similar pictures on twitter and Instagram to receive more likes and followers. The Nigerian super star and the Ghanaian actress have been spotted together on numerous occasions. The fans from both countries want them to be dating. "Yall would make a cute couple, thats if yall not already dating", said one of their fans.

Is Ice Prince & Yvonne Nelson Dating?-No

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Nigerian Idol: Moses is the Winner

Moses Obi-Adigwe is the season 3 Nigerian Idol winner. Moses popularly called ‘Teddy Bear’ goes home with a sum of 15million Naira and a brand new SUV. He is the first male contestant to win the show and joins the list of past winners: Timi Dakolo (West Africa Idol, 2007), Yeka Onka (Nigerian Idol, 2011) and Mercy Chinwo (Nigerian Idol, 2012).
Nigerian Idol winner Moses

Congratulations Moses Adigwe

The Rebirth of Nigerian Railroads

Nigeria Railroads has been reborn. Nigeria trains are partly back in operation. The old Railway tracks, forgotten lines and the historical death of the Nigerian Railroads will not tell the story completely. What happened? Where did it go wrong? Who embezzled the funds for maintenance and expansion? These questions will never be answered. Not while the remnants of corrupt leaders are still visible.
Nigeria trains

The trains that once carry Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during her 1956 visit to Nigeria and also boasted Nigeria's first and only prime minister, Tafawa Balewa and other great leaders is slowly being reborn.

Transformation in Nigeria Railroads

Nigeria train is back whispers Lagosians. The trains ply through the narrow crowded space of lagos markets, on a 35 hour trip to Kano.

More People using trains in Lagos

How long will this problem of mismanagement and accountability continues to crash the success story of an oil rich Nigeria.

Nigeria is slowly recovery from the arms of terrible leaders. The country turns 100 next year. Welcome aboard Nigeria Railroads. Proud to be Nigerian

Friday, April 12, 2013

Lead poisoning among Nigerian children

Amost all Nigerian children inthe Northern Nigerian village of Zamfara are now believed to have lead poisoning. Thanks to International medical aid group 'Doctors Without Borders' for their services across Nigeria in the treatment of children with lead poisoning.

Nigeria Children with lead poisoning
Children suffering from Lead Poisoning
Almost a year next month, the group disclosed more than 4,000 children in a village northwest Nigeria have suffered from lead poisoning and more than 1,500 received care.

Those children were mostly from Bajega village in Zamfara state.

The Geneva-based Doctors Without Borders spends over $5 million yearly to treat people affected by lead poisoning which has killed more than 450 children in northern Nigeria since 2010.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a statement that lead poisoning in Zamfara was one of the "worst such crises in modern history."

The deaths, affecting children living in villages and gold mines arose from an unusually high concentration of lead in the region's soil, HRW said.

Nigeria minister of state for health
Min of State for Health, Muhammed Pate

The funds released for the treatment and prevention of lead poisoning is yet to be discovered. Lead poisoning treatment are complicated and could take up to 50 years to slowly get rid of.

The minister of state for health Dr Muhammed Pate calls it a 'man made disaster' and blames it on 'illegal mining'

A year later the government are slowly working their way to fix the situation by replacing the soil.

Nigeria to announce Death Penalty for Rape

Nigeria rape debate continues: Is death penalty the solution? Nigeria's minister for women affairs and social development is lobbying around for the court to pass capital punishment for rape crimes.
death penalty for rape



The minister, Hajiya Zainab Maina, said up to 10 cases of rape are reported in the country each week. "This has reached an alarming rate," she said

The Nigeria Police Watch reported about 1950 cases of rape in 2009. No report for 2010, 2011, 2012 or the current year.

As always in any country, there are numerous cases of unreported rapes. So I expect that number to be in ''Thousands.''

More than 75 per cent of the reported cases are rebuffed by the police and not investigated.

The current Nigerian laws call for the death penalty in cases of murder and I can't tell you how many people have been executed based on the law. Your guess is as good as mine. I once saw a cultist walking in the streets after he was convicted and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment Laws are rarely applied in Nigeria and passing a death penalty for rape should be highly considered after traffic, tax, murder, genocide, theft and corruption laws.




Psy's New Song is ''Gentleman"

Psy's new song ''Gentleman'' is already successful in South Korea. It is a mirror image of 'Gangman Style,' a video that surpass the 1.5 billion views and currently with 7.1million likes.
Psy new song Gentleman

Gentleman has already jumped to the top of the most downloaded songs in South Korea following its  release on Thursday afternoon April the 11th. The song is only available in South Korea and will be sold in over 119 countries starting Friday.
psy gentleman

The video for Gentleman has already been recorded but no release date has been set.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Jim Iyke stars in reality TV show

Nigerian actor Jim Iyke will appear in a reality TV show, to premiere on Thursday April 18 on Africa Magic. Jim Iyke released promo photos and videos on his upcoming reality show 'Unscripted' but didnt give anything away. The 30 second promo video showed Jim dressing up on a white blazer with buzz words 'JIM SAID SO' and also featured Jim Iyke on a boat ride.
Jim Iyke reality show

Jim Iyke reality show

Nigeria’s GT Bank opens Facebook Banking

Nigeria's GT Bank launched its social banking service on Facebook allowing the public to open bank accounts and get 24/7 customer service support

Nigeria’s GTBank opens Facebook Banking


According to Guaranty Trust Bank’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Segun Agbaje, the new service which is the first of its kind in the Nigerian banking industry, will enable the bank engage customers where in a banking relationship.

“This novel service presently allows people open GT Bank accounts and get customer service support on Facebook and in a couple of weeks we will introduce new service options that include money transfers, airtime purchases and bills payments,” he said.

GT Bank recently introduced GT Bank Mobile Money, a highly secure application that allows customers and non GT Bank customers perform transfers and payments from their mobile phones to any mobile phone subscriber within the country.

Established in 1990, GTB is one of the most innovative and service focused banks in the Nigerian banking industry.

Boko Haram rejects Amnesty Plan

Nigeria's radical Islamist group Boko Haram has rejected the idea of any potential amnesty plan. In a statement obtained by AFP on Thursday, the leader of the group Abubakar Shekau, claimed his group had "not committed any wrong to deserve amnesty".
Nigeria's Boko Haram rejects Amnesty Plan


"Surprisingly, the Nigerian government is talking about granting us amnesty. What wrong have we done? On the contrary, it is we that should grant you pardon," he said, listing what he called the state's "atrocities" against Muslims.

The Hausa language audio recording was distributed by email in a manner consistent with previous Boko Haram messages, and the voice was similar to that of previous Shekau statements.

President Goodluck Jonathan last week formed a panel that includes senior military representatives and presidential sources to look at the possibility of offering amnesty to the Islamists, whose insurgency has left more than 3000 people dead since 2009, including killings by the security services.

Both northern religious group including the Sultan of Sokoto and political leaders have been urging President Jonathan to grant an amnesty to the militants.

Paul Okoye Welcomes Baby Boy

Paul Okoye has given birth to a baby boy. The Nigerian music superstar and partner Anita welcomed their first child on Wednesday night.

Paul Okoye welcomes baby boy


We also gathered that Paul Okoye travelled to America to meet his girlfriend on Monday. The baby boy has been christened Andre.

Both the mother and child are in good health.

We are so happy about the birth of their son and wish them the very best. Congratulations!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

First Nigeria's steel ready for export

The first consignment produced by Nigeria's reborn steel industry is ready for export. The consignment is shipped and ready for export this month as African Foundries Limited, a foreign company operating in Nigeria, will begin export of steel to Ghana.

Nigeria's steel ready for export

African Foundries Limited, which has a production capacity of 500,000 tons of steel billets, has a state of the art continuous rolling facility, and is the only TMT producing mill in Nigeria, and its first export consignment is about five metric tons.

Sanjay Kumar, the company’s managing director, said exports would commence on April 27, 2013. “Today is a proud and pleasant moment, and we are showcasing our feat to announce the breakthrough, because we have started to produce for export,” he said, adding that the firm started with one five ton capacity induction furnace in 2010.

Kumar added that the company now has multiple furnaces of bigger capacity, along with a re-bar mill and a structural rolling mill, with current capacity at 500,000 tons per year. “With this plant and the two others in Ikorodu, Lagos and Suleja, in Niger state, we are targeting 1 million metric tons per year to be able to position ourselves for the 1.5 million metric tons Nigerians demand for steel.”

African Steel mill has 200,000 metric tons capacity while Abuja Steel mills in Suleja, which will be commissioned soon, has 150,000 metric tons per year capacity.

Kumar said the company's products are at par with what obtains in other parts of the world, adding that the main component is scraps sourced by about 5,000 otherwise unemployed youths.

“Big construction firms depend on us and we produce to their specifications,” he said. “The steel industry will develop better, if the import regime is favourable. Nigeria is one of the richest, especially in iron-ore, and the development of the industry will put the country at par with others in five years.”

The country’s feat is coming on the heels of federal government’s failure to develop the steel sector due to mismanagement and abandonment of its several steel companies.

The federal government, in 1971, established the Nigerian Steel Development Authority (NSDA) to focalise a steel plant. The agency was later dissolved and in its place were Ajaokuta Steel Project, Delta Steel Company, Jos Steel Rolling Company and Katsina Steel Rolling Company.

This is a welcome development