Chimamanda Adichie disagrees with Buhari on Nigeria Governance

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Who is Nigeria's new Ooni of Ife?

Adeyere Ogunwusi Appointed New Ooni of Ife Crown


Top and most popular choice Prince Adeyeye Ogunwusi has been appointed as Nigeria's 51st Ooni of Ife and successor to the late Oba Okunade Sijuwade.

Ife kingmakers pronounced Prince Adeyeye as the new Ooni after a keenly contested but peaceful selection process and his subsequent confirmation by Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun on Monday.

The new Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, was born 40 years ago into the family of Ropo and Margaret Ogunwusi. He is from the Ile Opa family.His father was a radio presenter between mid 1980’s and early 21st century.

Oba Adeyeye is an engineer and a real estate developer. He has been involved in engineering, procurement and construction locally and abroad for over 12 years. He is also actively involved in the development of over 2,500 housing units with various consortia of developers/promoters over eight years in Nigeria.

He facilitated strong trade relationships in over 200 member countries across the globe using the Association for International Business presence, an orgaisation he set up in Nigeria.

One of the key achievements of this body is the trade facilitation between the United Arab Emirates (Jebel Ali free Trade Zone Development) and the Nigerian government through the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission.

He was a co-organizer for Ondo State Economic Planning and Implementation Committee. He led the Government delegation team to Canada in 2002 for strategic alliances and partnership with Ondo State Government on solid mineral potentials of the state (Bitumen, Dimension Stones, Granite, etc.) which led to the formation of Amalgamated Mining and Exploration Company Limited – wholly owned by Ondo State Government.

He was involved in the facilitation and development of Sparkwest Steel Galvanizing Plant (the only Steel Galvanizing Plantin Nigeria), National Iron Ore Mining Company Limited and Jakura Mines resuscitation projects, which has eventually become the major limestone feed stock to Obajana Cement Plant in Kogi State, Nigeria.

He attended The Polytechnic, Ibadan, where he obtained a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy. He is currently the Managing Director of Howard Roark Gardens Limited which is undertaking multi-million naira Jacob Mews Estate project in Yaba and the Lakeview real estate development in Lekki.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu is Pick for Chairman of INEC

Buhari Nominates Yakubu for Chairman INEC


Prof. Mahmood Yakubu is named as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Prof. Yakubu succeeds Prof Attahiru Jega who completed his tenure in June 2015. Yakubu, a professor of political history and international studies, was Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund. He is an expert in guerrilla warfare, terrorism and counter-terrorism.

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State confirmed that the State House correspondents at the end of Buhari’s first Council of State meeting approved Buhari's pick as Nigeria's INEC Chariman.

According to the governor, the appointment was approved at the first meeting of the Council of State presided over by Buhari on Wednesday.

The President, he said, also appointed five new national commissioners for the commission.

The national commissioners are Mrs. Amina Zakari (North West); Dr. Anthonia Okoosi-Simbine (North Central); Alhaji Baba Shettima Arfo (North East); Dr. Mohammed Mustafa Lecky (South South) and Mr. Soyebi Adedeji Solomon (South West).

The South East is said to still have a sitting national commissioner.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

TOP 10 Nigeria Engagement Rings

TOP 10 Nigeria Engagement Rings
If you had to choose your engagement ring & wedding band, what ring numbers will you choose? See Pictures of the Top 10 Nigeria's Engagement ring.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini banned, First African president of FIFA

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini banned

More chaos in Football as FIFA suspends Presidents Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini and Secretary Jerome Valcke. The current scandal at FIFA is the organization's worst crisis in its 111 years of existence. A statement from FIFA's ethics committee stated that the suspensions come into force immediately and that the individuals were "banned from all football activities on a national and international level". 
“The grounds for these decisions are the investigations that are being carried out by the investigatory chamber of the ethics committee,” FIFA said in a statement.

The suspensions leave FIFA, as well UEFA to find new acting presidents. FIFA's statutes state the most senior vice-president should step in for the president of the organisation and Issa Hayatou, president of Africa's football confederation (CAF), was confirmed as FIFA's acting president becoming the first African president of FIFA.

In 2011, Hayatou was reprimanded by the International Olympics Committee's ethics commission after telling them he was paid by FIFA's former marketing agency International Sport and Leisure in 1995.

Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar is set to take over from Platini as he is the European governing body's highest-ranking vice-president.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Saraki announces Buhari’s Ministerial List

Saraki announces Buhari’s Ministerial List

Nigeria's Senate President Bukola Saraki finally announced President Muhammadu Buhari's 21 nominees of for ministerial positions.

There was no surprise in the list announced as Fahola, Amaechi and Alhasan were included. The full list as disclosed on Tuesday are:
Babatunde Raji Fashola, Rotimi Amaechi, Kayode Fayemi, Chris Ngige, APC National publicity secretary Lai Mohammed, Senator Udo Udoma Udo, Abubakar Salami SAN, Ogbonna Onu, Senator Aisha Alhassan, Abdulrahman Dambazzau, Kemi Adeosun, Adebayo Shittu, Solomon Dalong, Audu Ogbeh, Amina Ibrahim, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Suleiman Adamu,, Ibrahim Usman Jubril.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Nigerian Women to expect in Tuesday's Ministerial List


The Constitution does not require that Nigeria's Minsters be exclusively men or women. However in the ministerial list submitted to the Senate president, Bukola Saraki on Thursday, only 3 Nigerian women were nominated as ministers according to multiple reports.

During his campaign, Buhari promised to implement the National Gender Policy, which allocates 35 percent of appointive positions for women.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan brought about an increase in women’s political participation from 10% in 2011 to over 33% in 2013, with the appointment of 13 female Ministers out of 42, and four Special Advisers out of 18.

While we await the names of the outstanding nominees, here are the women to expect in Tuesday's Ministerial List

Amina Mohammed (b. 1961)

Tuesday's Ministerial List: Nigerian WomenShe was the former Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on the Millennium Development Goals. During this period, she advised the presidency on macro-economic issues, sustainable development and poverty. She also established and implemented the Virtual Poverty Fund. Mohammed has served on international advisory boards such as the UN Secreatry General’s Global Sustainability Panel and the Gates Foundation.

In June 2012, she was appointed as the Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning to Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary-General.
Kemi Adeosun (b. 1967)

Nigerian Tuesday's Ministerial List: Women

Upon leaving her job at Price Water Cooper in 2002, she joined Denham Management and rose to the title of Managing Director. She was also the Managing Director of Quo Vadis Partnership, a position she held for about a year before she was appointed the Finance Commissioner in Ogun state in 2011. Adeosun has also been nominated by Governor Ibikunle Amosun to join the state’s cabinet.
Aisha Alhassan (b.1959)

Buhari Tuesday's Ministerial List: NigerianAlhassan, a retired Chief Registrar of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, was the Taraba state Commisioner for Justice and Attorney General before she was elected a Senator for the Taraba North constituency of the state. Aisha Alhassan became popular by being the first woman to run for a governorship position in Nigeria.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Alison-Madueke Corruption Allegations

Alison-Madueke Corruption Allegations
Ex-Nigeria's minister of petroleum Mrs. Alison-Madueke has stayed away from Nigeria since Buhari became President of Nigeria. She has not visited Nigeria since May 29, 2015. She was first appointed into the federal cabinet in 2007 and now faces jail time for charges of money laundering and corruption.

A former director at Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, she was appointed Minister of Transport by late President Umaru Yar’adua. In December 2008, she was redeployed to the Mines and Steel Development ministry.

After Goodluck Jonathan became acting president, Alison-Madueke was appointed Nigeria’s first female petroleum minister in February 2010, a position she held till May 29, 2015.

Here are the Corruption Allegations against Mrs. Alison Madueke

  1. It is alleged that under her watch, dubious oil marketers stole trillions of naira of oil subsidy money. She retained her position after the House of Representatives investigated the scandal and indicted the minister. 
  2.  Probes by independent audit firms, including the KPMG and Pricewaterahousecoopers, confirmed billions of dollars of oil money were missing, the most notable being $20 billion in 2014.
  3.  Alison-Madueke was investigated by the Nigerian Senate on allegation she paid N30.9 billion to contractors while she held office as transport minister. 
  4.  In 2009, the Senate also indicted Mrs. Alison-Madueke and recommended her for prosecution for allegedly transferring N1.2 billion into a private account of a toll company without due process. The former minister consistently denied any wrongdoing.
  5. In March 2014, the House of Representatives mandated its Committee on Public Accounts to investigate the alleged squandering of N10 billion over a two-year period on the arbitrary charter and maintenance of a Challenger 850 aircraft for unofficial use by Alison-Madueke.
  6.  The House said it learnt that Alison-Madueke had allegedly sunk at least N3.120 billion into the maintenance of a private jet dedicated to the service of herself and her family.

Buhari, Sultan of Sokoto on World's Most Influential Muslims 2016

Buhari, Sultan of Sokoto on World's Most Influential Muslims 2016
Muslim 500 presents its annual list of the 500 most influential muslims in the world. Nigeria's

President Muhammadu Buhari, the Sultan of Sokoto, SaĆ”d Abubakar III and Maiduguri-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim Saleh have been listed among world’s 50 most influential Muslim leaders.

According to the publication, there are 1.7 billion Muslims in the world today, making up approximately 23 per cent of the world’s population or one-fifth of mankind.


President Buhari was listed as the Number 20, while the Sultan and Sheikh Saleh are listed as numbers 24 and 38 respectively.

In a short citation, The Muslim 500 recognised Buhari’s past military career, his anti-corruption credentials and his promise and subsequent efforts to deal with the insurgent group, Boko Haram.


The citation reads, “President Buhari was the first chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and was the mastermind behind the construction of 20 oil depots throughout Nigeria, a project involving over 3200 kilometres of pipelines,” the magazine said. “Both the Warri and Kaduna refineries were built under his leadership. He also established the blueprints for the country’s petro-chemical and liquefied natural gas programmes”.

On environment, it said Buhari is “an active environmentalist who has drafted several plans to preserve wildlife in Nigeria. He has also exerted great efforts on the conservation of nature in Nigeria; such as controlling the logging industry whereby he has ensured that double the number of trees felled are replaced by loggers. He has also worked on restricting the Ecological Fund Office so it can deliver on environmental challenges.”
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Friday, October 2, 2015

MadeInNigeria handmade D.Davids Sandals for MEN

MadeInNigeria handmade D.Davids Sandals

Osaseye blog introduces you to one of Nigeria's fastest growing shoe brand by D.Davids. D.Davids Shoes Announces Ranger Collection. The Made In Nigeria leather footwear brand offers classic, stylish shoes for men

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Nigerians happy with Buhari's Independence Day Spending Cut

These cuts were backed by almost all Nigerians. Perhaps Change has finally. President Buhari Nigeria's Independence Day spending over the past 5 years are:  


Some of the comments as obtained from Naijj.com includes:

Akhidenor Dominic: PMB knows exactly where the shoe pinches him — the state of the national economy demands prudent spending. The amount budgeted is in order!

Urama Jerry: Good decision. I remember in Jonathan’s government, billions of naira were squandered just for celebration while the poor masses where dying of hunger.

Agbasi Uzonna Christian: Some people talk even when they know they are not making sense, but would like to talk. Cutting down the expenses, where then will the money be diverted to if not on useful venture or he will come and tell you he build hospital with the money abi? O boy! Blame your papa for not going to school and not to sit and condemn all done by the leaders.

Celestine Nnamani: It [the number] looks quite big, but, considering what it takes to organize a ceremony and care for dignitaries from across the world, l think it’s fair enough.

Eyituoyo Shugaboy: Look at the way most of you a commenting, saying what’s the use of the money, what are we celebrating? Come October 1st, you guys will be the ones killing all sorts of meat and food. My dear, don’t be hypocrites. The present govt is really trying. Most of us don’t know anything about politics but yet we will criticize every effort made my an office-holder. You guys should a least watch news sometimes, it’s not all about Africa Magic. Just saying.

Ejimogu Innocent: Some of us talk too childish here! Do you know how important it is for a country to mark their independence! Other countries do the same. What is the logic behind the reduction?


Abdwahab Ayinla: #70 million for just a day’s celebration?

Itoro Usoro: Mr president, you are a wicked man. People will pay their way to the avenue, but you will not give them water to drink. People wil fuel their car to come to the avenue, but you will not give them money to the fuel back home. Thousands of students will come out, but you will not fuel their cars for them to come back to their destination. Is that wat you call change? Old man, why don’t you bring your children and your grandchildren to come organize the the event?


Marayesa Babajide: We do not have a breakdown of what the money is intended for. So we can not crucify GEJ or give kudos to baba Buhari. Moreover, the populace is eagerly waiting to reap the dividend of change promised by baba Buhari.

Genevive Ogochi Anulugwo: Are they going to use the money to put food on the table of the poor people who can not afford food on that day? Or what? Give me the breakdown on how the money will be spent.

Ifeanyi Uzogara Are we really independent? On what is the money meant for spending? 36 states & FCT to share N70,000.00? Why?

Ifeanyi Biose: Story story, just one of his travels has already made up for the difference, and he does that every week so cutting the expense is hypocrisy. Why does he not say how much he spends on each trip? Only when they want to bamboozle people with false humility would they tell us the amount. But when it’s time to loot you won’t hear the amount. Tell us how much you waste on each international trip?

Minds were put together on how the said amount could have been used differently to benefit the most unprotected groups of Nigerians.

Macmarshal Okoro: 70 million naira can set five water bottling companies with over 50 persons employed. Now tell me what he is using the money for as a prudent and economical president?

Chima Kalu: Let him cut down the salaries and allowances of politicians, lawmakers, governor, ministers, etc. Then I will proudly say he is corruption-free and corruption fighter.

Rabi Abdullahi: Why wouldn’t we celebrate this year’s independence in a differnet way? Pick 70 unemployed gradutes and give them one million each. By Octber next year, we cal them back for testimony to see howthey businesses are going.

Letsmahn Samni Elsacc: Though I’m not a Nigerian, I live here in Nigeria, I have a business here, and I have employed some of your country men and women here. I think that this sum is too much to be spent on an independence celebration. At least if he could reduce that to N55 million, that would have been reasonable. However, credit must be given to President Muhammadu Buhari for cuttin down the cost to N70 million.


Danny El Guidotti: I’m not in support of GEJ spending more than #70m for independence celebration, neither am I in support of PMB’s #70 m budget for the celebration. If I may ask, what are we celebrating? Is it the fall in the Naira’s value? or the bombing activities of the Boko Haram? or the number of unemployed graduates out there? or the unpaid civil servants? I don’t know what we are celebrating with a whole #70 m. My town has never had light for the past seven years… Oh! We’re going to celebrate power instability in the country, right? PMB, there are too many troubles in the country for crying out loud. People are dying from starvation, man-made disasters, and we’re celebrating. I thought by now, we would have been hearing better news than these budgets and asset declaration stuffs. Please use this money to do something better.

Efe Ayo: What are we celebrating? Darkness, corruption, Boko Haram, kidnappings, bad roads, strikes as a result of non-payment of salaries,etc. After many years of independence, are we moving forward or backward? I think back when we were under colonial masters was better than gaining independence.

Ogechukwu Magnus Onyedimara: Celebrating bad roads, high cost of healthcare, unemployment, poverty on the masses, bad economy since last year till end of this year, lack of money to pay d few workers, insecurity, etc? Can’t they use that 70m to build one industry and employer workers? If they want to drink shampaign they have money to do so from all they bribe collected or appreciation money they get from companies!

Malachy Richard Celebrating with such amount of money under this insecurity? Hmmmmmmm… So Nigerians are still happy spending and celebrating while most families are there suffering in the hands of Boko Haram… So because your family is not affected, you are happy celebrating?

Jhoie Ekeledo: What has the government improved on so far that is worth celebrating? It is so foolhardy to think that the average Nigerians today, docked by unemployment, starvation, homelessness and lack of other basic amenities, would gladly cheer up in celebration. N70m would have made a lot of sense if we had something really worth it.

Joe Nneke: First of all, what are celebrating? Failure. They should bury their head in shame, using 70m to celebrate failure is most shameful. That money can build a factory that can employ some of our youth. Bring it down to 10m. The celebration means nothing to our failed state.

Regina Vormann: My state lacks good roads, they are federal roads. My street has turned into swamp in Calabar City, yet, we celebrate carnival yearly, now this sum for Independence! What a waste. What are we celebrating? Good economy, jobs, good roads, steady electricity supply, good drinking water? None of these. Oh the rich will ever remain rich while the poor sleep hungry.

Blaize Moreways: It is much because the boys are not smilling. No work, no roads, no water, no food, no shelter, no peace, no development, no education. People are begging on the streets finding it so difficult to eat one square meal per day. In fact, we should stop celebrating it in a mega way because we as a country are not mega: people are poor, have no money. Give the money to them people… Give us good governance, not ceremonial system as it used to be.

Innocent Akinde: What do they need it for? I’ve worked for 28 years serving the fed govt, and genuinely can’t boast of #100,000 in my savings. How does that affect our poverty or any average Nigerian?

Jibrin H. Rano: Means he has allocated N0.40 to each Nigerian to enjoy the 55th Nigeria’s Independence Day.

What is your take on Buhari's Independence Day Spending cuts? Leave a comment below

Full Text Nigeria Independence Day October 1, 2015 by President Buhari

Full Text Nigeria Independence Day October 1, 2015 by President Buhari

The President Delivers Change Remarks at 55 Nigeria's Independence Day Celebration in Abuja. Read President Muhammadu Buhari full text October 1, 2015 below:

“No temporary problems or passing challenges should stop us from honouring this day. Let us remind ourselves of the gifts God has given us. Our Creator has bequeathed to us Numbers – Nigeria is the ninth most populated country on the planet. We have in addition arable land; water; forests; oil and gas; coastline; and solid minerals

“We have all the attributes of a great nation. We are not there yet because the one commodity we have been unable to exploit to the fullest is unity of purpose. This would have enabled us to achieve not only more orderly political evolution and integration but also continuity and economic progress.
“Countries far less endowed have made greater economic progress by greater coherence and unity of purpose.

“Nonetheless, that we have remained together is an achievement we should all appreciate and try to consolidate. We have witnessed this year a change in our democratic development.
“The fact that an opposition party replaced an entrenched government in a free and fair election is indicative of the deeper roots of our democratic system. Whatever one’s views are, Nigerians must thank former President Jonathan for not digging-in in the face of defeat and thereby saving the country untold consequences.

“As I said in my inaugural speech, I bear no ill will against anyone on past events. Nobody should fear anything from me. We are not after anyone. People should only fear the consequences of their actions. I hereby invite everyone, whatever his or her political view to join me in working for the nation.

“My countrymen and women, every new government inherits problems. Ours was no different. But what Nigerians want are solutions, quick solutions not a recitation of problems inherited.
“Accordingly, after consultations with the Vice President, senior party leaders and other senior stakeholders, I quickly got down to work on the immediate, medium-term and long-term problems which we must solve if we are to maintain the confidence which Nigerians so generously bestowed on us in the March elections and since then.

“As you know, I toured the neighbouring countries, marshalled a coalition of armed forces of the five nations to confront and defeat Boko Haram. I met also the G-7 leaders and other friendly presidents in an effort to build an international coalition against Boko Haram.
“Our gallant armed forces under new leadership have taken the battle to the insurgents, and severely weakened their logistical and infrastructural capabilities. Boko Haram are being scattered and are on the run.
“That they are resorting to shameless attacks on soft targets such as I.D.P. camps is indicative of their cowardice and desperation. I have instructed security and local authorities to tighten vigilance in vulnerable places.

On power, government officials have held a series of long sessions over several weeks about the best way to improve the nation’s power supply in the safest and most cost-effective way.
“In the meantime, improvement in the power supply is moderately encouraging. By the same token, supply of petrol and kerosene to the public has improved throughout the country. All the early signs are that within months the whole country would begin to feel a change for the better.

“Preliminary steps have been taken to sanitize NNPC and improve its operations so that the inefficiency and corruption could be reduced to a minimum.
“Those of our refineries which can be serviced and brought back into partial production would be enabled to resume operations so that the whole sordid business of exporting crude and importing finished products in dubious transactions could be stopped.

“In addition to NNPC, I have ordered a complete audit of our other revenue generating agencies mainly CBN, FIRS, Customs, NCC, for better service delivery to the nation. Prudent house-keeping is needed now more than ever in view of the sharp decline in world market oil prices. It is a challenge we have to face squarely. But what counts is not so much what accrues but how we manage our resources.

“We have seen in the last few years how huge resources were mismanaged, squandered and wasted. The new APC government is embarking on a clean up, introducing prudence and probity in public financing.
“At an early stage, the federal government addressed the issue of salary arrears in many states, a situation capable of degenerating into social unrest. The APC government stepped in to provide short-term support to the debtor states and enabled them to pay off the backlog and restore the livelihood of millions of Nigerians.

“Fellow Nigerians, there have been a lot of anxiety and impatience over the apparent delay in announcement of ministers. There is no cause to be anxious. Our government set out to do things methodically and properly. We received the handing over notes from the outgoing government only four days before taking over. Consequently, the Joda Transition Committee submitted its Report on the reorganization of Federal Government structure after studying the hand over notes. It would have been haphazard to announce ministers when the government had not finalized the number of ministries to optimally carry the burden of governance.

“Anyway, the wait is over. The first set of names for ministerial nominees for confirmation has been sent to the senate. Subsequent lists will be forwarded in due course. Impatience is not a virtue. Order is more vital than speed. Careful and deliberate decisions after consultations get far better results. And better results for our country is what the APC government for CHANGE is all about.
“I would like to end my address this morning on our agenda for CHANGE. Change does not just happen. You and I and all of us must appreciate that we all have our part to play if we want to bring change about. We must change our lawless habits, our attitude to public office and public trust. We must change our unruly behaviour in schools, hospitals, market places, motor parks, on the roads, in homes and offices. To bring about change, we must change ourselves by being law-abiding citizens.
“Happy Independence Celebrations. Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria