“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
Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
"Marriage or civil union between persons of the same sex is not formalized in any place of worship, whether church or mosque, or anywhere in Nigeria," says the text adopted.
In addition, the standard provides for a sentence of 10 years imprisonment for "anyone who, directly or indirectly, show in public romantic relationships with people of the same sex," and "any person or group of persons to supervise, witness, protect or defend the formalization of gay marriages in Nigeria. "
In presenting the bill, Rep. Albert Sam-Nigerian Tsokwa said the intention is to seek "long-range goals" to outlaw gay marriage and punish those that are related to the practice.
In November 2011, the Nigerian Senate passed a bill which imposed the same penalties for those who were involved in these acts, but with some minor differences from the text approved by Parliament today.
The two chambers must now put themselves in agreement, through a joint committee, the final content of the bill will be sent to the Nigerian President for his approval.
|Goodluck Jonathan's Scorecard|
The administration has fruitless promises. The power cut is slowly getting better in some areas and we all must agree that it will take time. The government has privatized electricity supply and hopefully that will solve the dirt that has plagued Nigeria since birth. He does get a B here.
Road construction and Infrastructure remains a problem. I can't even talk about healthcare, Jonathan gets a Big F on healthcare.
Education is particularly problematic: tens of millions of Nigerians are illiterate. He refuses to work with rival party Governors like Edo State Governor who is doing better in Education transformation. He maintains his F grade from healthcare.
On security midst Boko Haram and the fight for Nigeria. He gets a B.
Overall, Jonathan's scorecard needs work. He has alot of catching up to do to have a shot at a second term coems 2015.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
JOSE MOURINHO is Chelsea’s new boss
On Monday Mourinho visited Wembley to visit friends, but the real proósito the trip was stamped signature in the millionaire contract, according to the British newspaper.
It is expected that the first game of "Mou" is the pre-season friendly against Singha Thailand All Stars XI.
Chelsea have not officially confirmed the return of Mourinho.
The Minister reported an economic growth at 6.5 per cent in Q1 2013 and foreign reserves standing at $48 billion, amongst other positive indices but no job creation was reported. What is the goverment doing to fix ongoing poverty and unemployment of Nigerians.? Nothing
“Although, the economy is said to have recorded a growth rate of about 7 per cent, it has created few or no jobs, leading to an all-time high unemployment records. Whereas official figures put unemployment rate at 24 per cent, there are indicators to believe that the actual estimate could be as high as 60 per cent or higher. Nearly all of our employable youths remain unemployed, constituting a veritable army of the hungry, disillusioned and angry with great potential for undermining the peace and security of the nation.”
“Critical infrastructure continue to decay just as power generation continues to dip. Government’s promises in the power sector, especially in power generation and distribution have been observed in the breach. Non-budgetary provision for power supply has worsened the power situation, in spite of unjustifiable high tariffs.”
Says the National Labour Congress president.
According to Omar, government still has a great role to play in fixing this Nigerian dilemma. It cannot afford the luxury of leaving the economy to market forces, as no reasonable government does that, he said. There must be an affirmative declaration by government to create jobs, he added.
Instead, she kept her pregnancy a secret, wearing baggy clothes and sticking the belly inside. Weibo claims that the child fell in the toilet by accident, when she gave birth. According to local media, the mother says it was the house-shared bathroom on the fourth floor of the building when she began to feel abdominal cramps, having given birth. The baby will have fallen down the drain and she could not do anything about it.
Authorities found bloody towels and toys in the room of the woman, who underwent a medical examination and confessed to having given birth to the child, known as "Baby 59."
Pujiang police confirmed that the case appears to be "an accident"
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
“Nothing we say can undo the events of last week.
“We send our heartfelt condolence to Lee Rigby’s family and loved ones.
“We wish to state openly that we believe that there is no place for violence in the name of religion or politics.
“We believe all right-thinking members of society share this view wherever they were born and whatever their religion and political beliefs.
“We wholeheartedly condemn all those who engage in acts of terror and fully reject any suggestion by them that religion or politics can justify this kind of violence.
“We unreservedly put our faith in the rule of law and with others fully expect that all the perpetrators will be brought to justice under the law of the land.
“And we pray for Lee Rigby’s soul to rest in peace, for the Lord to comfort his parents and loved ones and provide all of us affected the strength and fortitude to cope with this tragedy.”
Adebowale was moved to a South London police station yesterday afternoon. Cops said they had also arrested him over the attempted murder of a police officer. Detectives were last night consulting with the Crown Prosecution Service over the case. They have a potential total of 96 hours for questioning.
Adebolajo was born in Britain to churchgoing Nigerian immigrants Tana and Anthony, both 56. He was raised a Catholic along with brother Jeremiah, 26, and their two sisters in Romford, Essex.
|2Face Idibia, T-Pain - Rainbow Remix|
|Amaechi suspended by PDP|
The statement issued after the NWC meeting reads: “The National Working Committee at its emergency meeting on Monday, May 27, 2013 considered the petition submitted by the PDP Rivers Executive Committee against Governor Amaechi for violating Articles 58 1 (b), (c), (h) and (m) of the PDP’s constitution following his refusal to obey the lawful directive of the Rivers State Executive Committee to rescind his decision dissolving the elected Council of Obiokpor Local Council of Rivers State.
“The National Working Committee after preliminary hearing, in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 57 (3), 59 (3), 59 (5) and 29 (2b), hereby suspends Governor Rotimi Amaechi as a member of the PDP and refers the matter to the appropriate disciplinary committee of the party.
“This is in furtherance of the determination of the leadership of the party to enforce discipline at all levels within the party.”
Explaining the action taken by the party at a briefing, Metuh said that the decision was taken to instil discipline in the party and make it stronger.
Governor Amaechi said it was ridiculous for the party to suspend him on the grounds that he has refused to reinstate the suspended Obio-Akpor Local Council chairman, Timothy Nsirim and 17 councillors, whereas it was the State House of Assembly that removed the chairman and others from office.
My question is how is that related to the chairmanship election he won. They knew way before he contested for the chair of the National Governors Forum. Another PDP conspiracy?
|Baby found in toilet sewage pipe|
Cops are now hunting for the baby's parents.
The baby who weighs 2.3-kilogram suffered some cuts to his face and limbs and his heart rate was low at one point. He is now in stable condition, the report said.
|Baby flushed away by parents|
“I can never accept or forgive the behaviour of dumping the baby with his placenta and umbilical cord attached into the toilet pipe,” wrote a user with the online handle Jiding Jiajia.
“Can these people be called human beings? The animal to human ratio among the grown-ups is rising inexorably.”
“Seeing the little one wriggling and groaning as the pipe was torn apart bit by bit wrings my heart... You’ve lived through the hardest moment in your life and your future will definitely be smooth,” Another user added.
The reason for the abandonment remains unknown.
Monday, May 27, 2013
|Big Brother Africa Nigerian representatives. Beverly (L) Melvin (R)|
The representatives from Nigeria for the next 91 days will vie for the $300,000 award. Melvin Oduah was a runner up at the Gulder Ultimate Search VI, and also at the 2011 edition of Mr Nigeria.
Beverly Osu is a model from Lagos. She describes herself as “smart, sexy, humble, loyal and crazy”.
|Nigerians with no phone access|
A senior security source told AFP the phone network was frozen as part of "the operational strategy" to defeat Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, known to coordinate attacks by phone and text message.
The Red Cross have not yet visited affected areas. With the phone network shut down, civilians impacted by the fighting have been unreachable.
"Nobody can tell what is happening," said Gubio, who said many of his relatives live in an area south of Maiduguri where the military reportedly carried out air strikes on Boko Haram camps.
The chief medical director of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Abdurrahman Tahir, said he has seen no rise in the number of casualties brought to the hospital since the offensive was launched, suggesting the conflict has been concentrated far from the city.
But the communication breakdown has made running a hospital more difficult, especially an emergency service which relies heavily on mobile phones in an area with almost no functioning land lines, Tahir said.
"We are in the process of acquiring radios,"
While the phone shutdown has affected everyone, Haruna Mamuda, 30, has perhaps felt the impact most directly: he sells mobile phone recharge cards and, not surprisingly, the market has dried up.
He said life was difficult as a result, but, like Gubio, added that he was willing to make the sacrifice.
"If it helps end the insurgency, I am happy with it," he said
|Cost of Boko Haram war|
The Central Bank of Nigeria is very concerned by the threat of rising spending as the government battles Islamist insurgents in the northeast. Inflation has stayed under 10 percent for four consecutive months, meeting the bank’s target.
Nigeria’s military is continuously attacking Boko Haram across the north, launching air strikes on insurgent camps, the military said, while forces are deployed in border areas to block the militants from fleeing.
“There have been air strikes since Wednesday,” defence spokesman Brigadier General Chris Olukolade told AFP, specifying that they were continuing Friday.
“Every one of their strongholds is under attack,” he said, adding that he believed “there are a lot of casualties,” without providing a figure.
The offensive is ongoing in all states declared under emergency.The war against Boko Haram is the largest against since 2009. President Goodluck Jonathan said in a statement released to the press that Boko Haram, must be curbed, not minding what it would cost the government.
“The excesses of Boko Haram must stop. That is the decision of this present government now. It must stop, whatever it will cost the government, it must stop,”
Independent Study now puts the figure at $1billion
Sunday, May 26, 2013
|Girlfriend stabbed to death and burnt alive|
Friday, May 24, 2013
|Top 10 Blogs and Bloggers In Nigeria|
I have created this amazing list of the top ten bloggers and blogs in Nigeria. Please feel free to nominate any site. The list has been voted for by most Nigerians and people like you. Don't feel bad if your blog is not included. Either, you are number 11 or you are a copycat. I will keep updating this thread every 3 months and some blogs/site listed in the past may be dropped as a result of (Rise/Fall) traffic.
Many of these bloggers and sites you probably already know. If not, be sure to check out the many different sites and owners listed on the infographic below (also see comments section) and visit their sites to see how they are building their success online.
If you like the infographic below, please feel free to share it with your friends and audience by linking back to this post.
Linda Ikeji began her blog in 2006. Her blog is raw unfiltered 'gossipy stuff' She has received interest from BBC and Forbes Africa.
Read More about Linda Ikeji Success Story as a blogger
Uche Eze, began her blog in 2006 and it is now one of the biggest fashion, entertainment and lifestyle websites in Africa.
Journalist turned blogger has it all. If you hear it raw, Olu has already confirmed it. They call him Olu but his gossipy stuff made him famous.
Mola Ogundele and his team at Notjustok.com continues to grow what is arguably Nigeria’s best known music portal.
A blog known for its swagz. 360Nobs a Nigerian-based all round entertainment and lifestyle HOTSPOT
Nigerian entertainment, movies and fashion.
Nigeria's finest celebrity breaking news gists.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
|video of Michael's wanted to kill the other cops|
Several sources dismiss their relationship with the Nigerian Boko Haram. According to the BBC, Adebolajo comes from a Christian family and converted to Islam after leaving to study sociology in 2001. Sources describe him as "bright and intelligent" in college.
Adebolajo in a video released by ITV, justified his action with a speech interpreted in jihadist as."We swear by Allah the Merciful that will never stop fighting you, the only reason we did this is because there are Muslims who die each day, the death of this soldier is an eye for an eye, tooth for tooth," he says, before demanding "the return of our troops home."
The presence of Western troops in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is one of the justifications usually peaked by groups and individuals of jihadist inspiration.
Other sources quoted by the British media say that both suspects were already known to British intelligence.
Yesterday's London terror has been linked to a Nigerian. Local media named the British born Nigerian as 28-year-old Michael Adebolajo. He is Yoruba by birth.
"The overview of Nigeria as a country is less favorable year after year, due to the increase in negative ratings,"
"The growing frustration with governments and religious leaders makes Nigeria one of the worst places to live" says a local
The positive perception of the European Union in the world is one at its lowest levels (49%). The United States is at 45%.
Views of Nigeria
Nigeria has more than 200 languages, 160million people, 36 states and 774 local government areas.
The economy is the fastest and third largest in Africa in this increased negative perception.
"Analysts expect that Nigeria’s economy, which the NBS put at $258bn in 2012, will see a significant upward revision. A 40 per cent increase is expected, which would measure it at $361bn, using current figures, close to that of South Africa’s, which is estimated at $385bn."
With growth of 6.6 per cent, more than double that of South Africa, Nigeria could soon have the bragging rights as Africa's biggest economy
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Horror and fear across London where, in the south east Woolwich street, a soldier on duty was beheaded by two men armed with machetes, sparkling a terrorist attack. The two men were wounded by police, who immediately intervened. The attack seems to be carried out by Islamic extremist who were shouting 'Allah Akbar'.
|Soldier beheaded in London|
The Queen Elizabeth expressed great concern upon receiving the news and is constantly informed of developments.
Investigations are underway to determine what happened, "but there are strong indications that it is an act linked to terrorism , "the premier said. "We've already had this kind of attacks in Great Britain , but we never bent. The terrorists will never win. "
|Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Forbe's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2013|
Nigeria has become the third largest and fastest growing economy in Africa with nearly $50 billion in foreign reserves, thanks to Okonjo-Iweala position as the minister of finance. Ngozi ranked 83rd dropping two places from 2012.
Forbes magazine released the annual list of 100 most powerful women in the world today. The most powerful woman in the world, for the seventh time and third consecutive year is the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. Angela Merkel is followed by Dilma Rousseff, the Brazilian president. Third on the list is American businesswoman Melinda Gates.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
|Achebe's corpse on Overland Airland Jet, en route Enugu.|
|Chinua Achebe funeral photos|
|Service of Songs at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.|
|Professor Mrs Christie Achebe and son Ikechukwu|
The late author was survived by wife, Christie, and children, Ike, Chidi, Chinelo and Nwando.
Achebe’s burial attracted high political figures including a long list with President Goodluck Jonathan, Ghanaian President, John Mahama, former Nigerian Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, former Secretary General of Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, Governors Roachas Okorocha of Imo, Martin Elechi of Ebonyi, Liyel Imoke of Cross River, Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta and the host, Peter Obi of Anambra State
Other prominent Nigerians present include labour minister, Emeka Wogu, Minister of state for foreign affairs, Prof Viola Onwuliri, Prof. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Power minister, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, Senator Chris Ngige representing Anambra Centsral, Senator Andy Uba representing Anambra South, former governor, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, former MAMSER Director General, Prof Elochukwu Amaucheazi, Prof Laz Ekwueme, among others.
President Obama also avoids his fatherland Kenya. He has not visited since he became the US president. The last time the US president visited Kenya was in 2006 when he was a senator.In 2009 when the president visited Africa,it was widely expected that he would visit Kenya, but the president avoided the trip to the country, instead heading to Ghana.
Political and diplomatic analysts see the Presidents avoidance of Kenya as deliberate move to reiterate the US stand on the Hague issue and a number of other issues.It is not yet clear whether any Kenyan government official has been invited to the neighboring Tanzania during the US president's visit.
“They may have their opinion, but I can assure you that President Jonathan will remain as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, come 2015,” he said.
The former governor said the recent presidential pardon granted him by President Jonathan was a negotiated deal, saying that it was in order.
According to him, the negotiation commenced since the era of the late President Yar’Adua, adding that he had fulfilled his own part, while the government later fulfilled its part.
|Pictures of Tornado hit areas in Oklahoma|
The violent tornado, with winds that reached 320 kilometers per hour in 3.2 kilometers in diameter, devastated a distance of 12 kilometers between Moore and Newcastle, on the outskirts of Oklahoma City.
At least 91 people, including 20 children, died on Monday and 230 people hospitalized in Oklahoma. . Hundreds of homes and at least two schools are largely in ruins
"Many neighborhoods have been completely flattened and wiped off the map," said a police spokesman
President Barack Obama declared the area hit by the tornado as a disaster area and sent additional federal aid to help state and local efforts.
The tornado that hit the city of Moore, with about 50,000 inhabitants, is now the deadliest since two years ago
Monday, May 20, 2013
|Chinua Achebe Funeral pictures|
The remains would be received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in the Nigerian capital by members of his family, representatives of the government as well as members of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), before being flown to Enugu, where it would be received by Governors of the states in the region.
|Chinua Achebe burial photos|
Bob Manuel Udokwwu, spokesman for the burial committee set up by Achebe's native Anambra state government to plan the week-long funeral, listed planned activities as including cultural events and reading of Achebe’s books on Monday
He said the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where the late writer lectured before travelling to the US, would also hold a procession for him, in addition to other ceremonies planned at the institution.
The activities will be rounded off in Achebe's home town of Ogidi on Thursday for a funeral service, expected to be attended by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Police in the city have arrested five members of the NGO.
The Italian is the entrepreneur Marcello Di Finizio and owner of the restaurant "La Voce della Luna" the city of Trieste in northeastern Italy. He entered the Vatican as a tourist, jumped a security fence and ended up in "skylight" Dome. He had the poster at his back with the phrase "Stop al massacro in all'euro" ("Stop the massacre, not the euro" ).
According to the Italian press, Di Finizio protest against the Bolkestein directive of the European Law, which requires that land may be auctioned from 2015. The businessman may lose his restaurant as a result and claims that the legislation has already led the industry to ruin.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
|Judicial reform in Nigeria|
While the Legislature is responsible for making laws and the Executive is charged with the implementation of such law, the Judiciary is responsible for the interpretation of the law in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution. When all parties are equally run by the same person(s), in the case of Nigeria, the country is otherwise lawless. A country run by the commander in chief and his friends and deemed 'above the law' needs a judicial reform.
Let's review the Judicial systems in Nigeria. The Constitution provides for Federal and State Courts, as well as Election Tribunals. At the apex of the Judiciary is the Supreme Court.
The Federal Courts are:
The Court of Appeal
The Federal High Court
The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
The Sharia Court of Appeal of the Federal Capita! Territory, Abuja.
The Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory.
The State Courts are:
The High Court
The Sharia Court of Appeal
The Customary Court of Appeal
The Election Tribunals are:
The National Assembly Election Tribunals
The Govemorship and Legislative Houses Election Tribunals
In addition to the Courts and Tribunals established by the Constitution, there are other court and tribunals created by Federal or State laws. These include: Magistrate Courts, Area Courts, Sharia Courts and Customary Courts.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, the President of the Court of Appeal, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court and the Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Territory, Abuja are all appointed by the President on the advice of the National Judicial Council subject to the consent of the Senate.
The President also appoints the Grand Kadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and the President of the Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in the same manner as friose of the other Federal Courts. All other judicial appointments to the Federal Courts are made by the President on the advice of the National Judicial Council.
The Governors appoint the Chief Judges of the States, the Grand Kadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal and the President of the Customary Court of Appeal, in those States where those courts exist, on the advice of the National Judicial Council and the State House of Assembly. All other judicial appoint- ments to State Courts are made by the Governor of the State on the advice of the National Judicial Council.
The Supreme Court, the highest court of the land is duly constituted to not less than five Justices.
Friday, May 17, 2013
AfroCandy, known for her explicit lifestyle, posted a link of the trailer on Facebook and added the comment: “No time for Haters and no shame in my game. I do what I do, don't need your stupid opinion cos it doesn't count at the end of the day. So you either get with it or get lost, or better still, stick your foot in your mouth. AfroCandy doesn't give a crap.”
A fan said: “She looks a hot mess”
Governor Fashola, who spoke at the Public Presentation of a book titled “The Enforcement of Electoral Laws and Case Law of 2007 Election Petition Judgments”, written by eminent Law teacher, Professor Itse Sagay, at the Protea Hotel, Ikeja, said unless concrete steps were taken to show that such electoral fraud would no longer be tolerated, what happened in 2007 would repeat itself in 2015.
“And many of the people who were found by our courts to have been involved in these irregularities are still holding honorary degrees, are still holding chieftaincy titles. These are the building blocks by which society corrects impunity. We must begin to act to take back those titles because they have desecrated them; they are no longer worthy of them, even if we don’t take them to court”, Governor Fashola said.
According to the Governor, “The responsibility for action against electoral fraudsters is not for the attorneys- general alone, it is for all of us, it is everybody’s responsibility; our professors in the Ivory Towers and our spiritual leaders must be more circumspect”.
“Right now, it will not be a case of witch hunting if we have a Supreme Court judgment and judgment of our Appellant Court showing that there were irregularities, irregularities that amounted in some cases to fraud, and people were named as having been involved in perpetrating those irregularities. I think we would, in a sense, have served a dish to our attorneys-general in the various states”, the Governor said.
Governor Fashola, who described the 2007 General Elections as “an unwelcome barometre of impunity in our society and in our electoral history” declared, “Now, in three years time we are going to approach this same process; is anything going to change? It hasn’t changed since our first elections and I have not heard since the first elections that anybody has been charged to court let alone convicted for any electoral fraud in more than 50 years of our electoral history”.
“Even in cases and instances where the election of a supposedly victorious elected governor has been nullified, we carry on as if nothing is wrong. We refer to them as former governors”, the Governor said pointing out that if no actions were taken to correct such anomalies, the nation’s democracy would be in danger.
“As important as the political system and its optimal process is, we do not pay much attention to it, we don’t ask questions. Elections hold once in four years. After that we carry on as if nothing went wrong but we know inside us that something went wrong. In football fans are as responsible as the umpires for the smooth running of a match. They can be punished if anything goes wrong from their side during a match. If an organization that is responsible for entertainment can take such serious actions, why should we not be serious with our electoral process?”, the Governor asked
Describing the eminent Jurists and Academics who attended the occasion as “Giants of the Law”, Governor Fashola declared, “These are the Giants on whose shoulders we stand; Giants of the Law as they are. It is by standing on their shoulders that we attempt to see very far”.