“He had an opportunity to make real reforms early on, to boldly reshape Nigeria’s path. He wasted it,”
List of largest cities in Nigeria is different from the list of most loved cities in Nigeria
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
If Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan can free the missing girls, he would have done it before now. He can't. He failed
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
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.
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.
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
Behind him for player of the year were Robin van Persie, Luis Suarez, Michael Carrick and Juan Mata.
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).
"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 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.”
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
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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 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.
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
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” 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.”
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
"It was like a nuclear bomb," described the mayor of West, Tommy Muska.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Is Ice Prince & Yvonne Nelson Dating?-No
Sunday, April 14, 2013
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
|Children suffering from Lead Poisoning|
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.
|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.
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.
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.
The video for Gentleman has already been recorded but no release date has been set.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
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.
"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.
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
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.