Posts

Showing posts from January, 2017

FEATURED POST

Job: Nigeria, Britain partner to combat unemployment

Image
The Nigerian government has expressed its willingness to partner with the British Government in tackling unemployment and creating job opportunities for young persons in the country. The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Dr Festus Keyamo, with the Political Counsellor, British High Commission, Mr Dominic Williams. PHOTO: NAN The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Dr Festus Keyamo, stated this when the Political Counsellor, British High Commission, Mr Dominic Williams, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. “We are ready to collaborate with our partners all over the world to open up avenues for job creation. We are open to all kinds of suggestions and levels of co-operation,” he said. He disclosed that the Government has opened up other sectors as part of efforts to diversify the economy from oil, which would, in turn, create room for employment. According to him, part of the efforts of Government to diversify the economy and boost job creation include empowering peopl…
PropellerAds

People also read:

BBNaija Audition: Popular Slay Queen Symply Tacha Slut-Shamed After Spotted On Queue (Video)

Nigeria overtakes Angola as Africa's top oil producer

Image
Nigeria has finally overtaken Angola to
reclaim the position as Africa’s top oil
producer after the latter had held the
position for seven months.
Angola had led with 1.7 million barrels
produced per day which was above Nigeria’s
1.5 million barrels.
otfera.blogspot.com studied OPEC's regular report and
came up with the following conclusions:According to the Organisation of Petroleum
Exporting Countries (OPEC) December 2016
Monthly oil Market report (MOMR), crude oil
production from Nigeria surpassed Angola’s
production.
This is happening even before the planned
cut in crude oil production agreed by OPEC
and non-OPEC producers.
Nigeria overtakes Angola as Africa's top oil
producer
Angola’s production is expected to be cut by
78,000 barrels per day in an agreement
which was agreed in late 2016.
Nigeria’s takeover of Angola is by 94,000bd
as information from primary sources in the
MOMR stated that Nigeria produced 1.782mb
of oil as against Angola’s 1.688mb.
Acording to OPEC’s December MOMR, “A new
OPEC-1…

The Nigerian Naira on Wednesday, January 11, dropped one point against the American Dollar at parallel market.

According to reports, the Naira now trades at
N492/$1 as against N490/$1 it traded on
Tuesday, January 10.
The local currency also crashed against
Pound, dropping one point to trade at N593/
£1 as against the N592/£1 rate it was
yesterday, January 10.
Dollar to Naira.
The Naira experienced the biggest fall
against Euro as it dropped five points to
trade at N515 per Euro as against the N510 of
yesterday.
According to a report on Bloomberg, the
Naira is expected to weaken further in the
parallel market, despite measures by the
Central Bank of Nigeria to mitigate the
situation in the forex market.
The report shows the six-month contracts
declined to their lowest level since
September last week as crude oil advanced by
20%, after the Organisation of Petroleum
Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed to a
production cut in November.
Meanwhile, Nigeria will get out of recession,
and grow its gross domestic product (GDP) by
one percent in 2017, according to a global
economic report by the World Bank.
The World Bank said in a…

Opinion: Pastor Adeboye must not behave like Jammeh of Gambia

Image
Editor’s note: The news of the appointment of
Pastor Joseph Obayemi as the national
overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of
God was greeted with surprise until
clarification that he remained the general
overseer of the church.
In this opinion by Ebun-olu Adegboruwa, he
compared the situation to what happened in
Gambia where President Yahya Jammeh
conceded defeat to Adama Barrow of Gambia
in the presidential election only to rescind his
decision later.
The Adeboye/Jammeh saga
The emerging trends of events in The
Redeemed Christian Church of God in the
past 24 hours, is beginning to give cause for
serious concern.
Opinion: Pastor Adeboye must not behave like
Jammeh of GambiaVery recently, election hold in The
Gambia and the opposition was declared the
winner. The incumbent President called to
congratulate the winner and conceded
defeat. But before the President-elect could
be sworn in, President Jamel recanted and
has now thrown the West African nation into
crisis.On Saturday, January 7, 2017, Pastor Enoch

Buhari administration to establish aviation university

Image
- Nigeria is set to establish an Aviation
University to focus on research
- The minister of aviation said the country
will join countries producing aircraft
Nigeria is targeting the opportunity to join
the list of countries producing air crafts as
the President Muhammadu Buhari
administration is set to establish an Aviation
University.
The Nation reports that Hadi Sirika who is
the minister of aviation confirmed this plan
when he toured the Nigerian College of
Aviation Technology (NCAT) in Zaria, Kaduna
State on Saturday,
Airlines for employing 10 Nigerians
He said: “The aviation university will be
different from NCAT; the university will be
fully into research and development and
production of higher level management
manpower need of the industry.
Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation
“The university will go into deep research,
with the hope that in the near future, we
will be able to manufacture aircraft
components, until when we are able to
produce the aircraft itself.
“Since the technology is available around …

Lagos big boy steps out to another function with his two chained ladies

Image
Barely one month after he was seen
attending an event with t wo young ladies
who were put on a leash , Lagos big boy and
owner of Club Uno nightclub, Mike Eze-
Nwalie Nwogu A.K.A Pretty Mike, has done it
again.
Pretty Mike and his ladies
The young man who seems to enjoy
controversy, stepped out to a wedding with
his two ladies in tow.The ladies who wore matching pink dresses
and masks, didn't seem to mind being held
by the chain around their necks, as they
moved in front of their 'owner'.Pretty Mike doesn't seem to mind the
attention or maybe he really wants to prove
that he is not popular crossdresser Bobrisky's
alleged bae .
See more photos below:
Pretty Mike shared the pictures on his Snapchat
The ladies were held on a leash
Na wa oo! Hope people won't start copying
this one sha.

Ghana Inauguration: Joy as Akufo-Addo is sworn in as 5th president

- The people of Ghana have turned out en
masse for the inauguration of new
president Nana Akufo-Addo
- The inauguaration holding Saturday,
January 7, is attended by several heads of
state
- Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari is
in attendance at the inauguration
Ghana Inauguration: Joy as Akufo-Addo is sworn
in as 5th president (photos)
It is indeed a time of joy as thousands of
people have converged at the Independence
Square in Accra to witness the momentous
swearing-in of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-
Addo as the fifth President of the Fourth
Republic.
The victorious party, New Patriotic Party
(NPP) and its many supporters from across
the country, are glued to their television
sets, while others are in attendance at the
square.Thousands of enthusiastic supporters and
well-wishers of Ghana are watching the
historic ceremony live on various social
media platforms.
The program was set for 10 a.m. and has
begun, with many heads of state, including
President Muhammadu Buhari arriving this
very moment at the square.
The…

Mechanic kills 3 in ghastly accident

Image
- A mechanic who drove his customer’s
vehicle has killed three people in a motor
accident
-The mechanic was blamed for the accident
and had to run away from the scene to
escape being lynched by an angry mob
- The residents had claimed that about nine
people died in the accident before the
figure was later clarified by an FRSC
official
Mechanic kills 3 in ghastly accident
Three people have been left dead in a ghastly
accident that occurred in Plateau state on
Monday, January 2.
Premium Times reports that the accident
involved an SUV car, a tricycle, and two
motorcycles.
According to an eyewitness, a mechanic
whose name is unknown caused the accident
when he drove the car that belonged to his
customer.
The mechanic drove it into the tricycle and
the motorcycle. It was learned that the
mechanic was at fault as he rammed into the
tricycle and the motorcycle.
The angry residents in the area thereafter set
the wreckage of the vehicle ablaze and the
driver ran away to save his life.The residents claimed that about nin…

Rivers rerun: Wike accuses police of bias over murder of DSP Alkali

- Governor Wike has told the Nigerian
Police Force to reveal information on
where and how DSP Mohammed Alkali was
murdered during the Rivers rerun elections
- The Rivers governor has accused the
police of hiding some details
- Governor Wike wonders why an APC
chief, accused of having a hand in DSP
Alkali's death, has not been questioned by
the police
Governor Nyesom Wike has called on the
Nigerian Police to tell the world how and
where Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)
Mohammed Alkali was murdered during the
rerun legislative elections, Leadership
reports.
According to the governor, the police have
also refused to make public the
communication that DSP Alkali’s killers had
with a chieftain of the All Progressives
Congress (APC) and former commissioner of
Power, Sir Augustine Kachi Nwokocha,
before he was brutally murdered.Nwokocha, who was accused of having a
hand in the police officer’s death, denied the
allegation last month.
However, Governor Wike wonders why
Nwokocha has not been questioned.
Wike ac…

Be very careful of religious issues, Buhari warned

Image
Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria,
(CAN), Southwest Zone, Archbishop Magnus
Atilade has implored Buhari to take urgent
action concerning the delivery of dividends
of democracy to millions of Nigerians who
he noted are presently going through hard
times.
Be very careful of religious issues, Buhari
warned
He stated this when he responded to a
question killings of some Christians in some
northern parts of the country in an interview
with Daily Sun.
“My appeal to President Buhari is that he
should be careful on issues relating to
religion. There are some Nigerians who
already viewed him as a religious bigot.
Buhari should not play into the hands of
those who have such views. He should
realize that as the nation’s leader, he should
not show bias for any religion or give
preference to one over another.“Nigeria is a secular nation, and that
secularity should be respected. Even under
the constitution, anybody that commits
murder deserves to be punished. Anybody
that takes others lives should not be spared.
Cu…

Fake soldier arrested for allegedly stealing motorcycles in Lagos (photo)

Image
A suspected fake soldier allegedly involved
in stealing motorcycles, popularly known
as okada across the country has been
arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-
Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Lagos state
Police Command.
Police have arrested a suspected fake soldier
allegedly involved in stealing motorcycles
The suspect, who has been identified as
Benjamin Okon, has been parading himself
as a military officer. He was arrested by
policemen, who acted on a tip-off from
members of the public on Sunday, January 1,
2017 around 5p.m.A source said: “The suspect was fond of
intimidating members of the public under the
pretense that he is a soldier. His hostile
attitude made people not to associate with him.
However, when we suspected his moves, we
summoned courage to report to the police.”Okon who made a confessional statement
during investigation at the police command,
said: “I am an expert at snatching motorcycles
from unsuspecting members of the public. I
had stolen countless Okadas, which my
accomplice had hel…

Dele Alli showing he is a better goalscorer than Lampard, Gerrard

Image
- Dele Alli hit 20 Premier League goals
faster than some of the division's best
scorers
- The Englishman hit the 20-goal-mark in
just 52 games for Tottenham Hotspurs
- Legends like Steven Gerrard and Frank
Lampard took over 100 games to hit the
milestone
Tottenham Hotspurs Dele Alli has become the
second fastest English midfielder to reach 20
Premier League goals.
His strike rate is more impressive than such
illuminaries as Frank Lampard and Steven
Gerrard (who is his idol) who were regular
goalscorers.
Dele Alli
Alli netted twice as Tottenham defeated
Chelsea 2 - 0 at Whit Hart Lane.
The 20-year-old made his Spurs debut in
August 2015 after moving from Milton Keynes
Dons for £5 million, taking just two weeks to
score his first goal for the London club and
just 18 months later, he has bagged 20 goals
for the club - taking just 52 games to do so.
Attacking midfielder Matt Le Tissier took 50
games to reach that tally for Southampton
against Liverpool in October 1993.
Alli is now level with Peter Beardsley who

Thief stripped and beaten up for stealing electronics in Owerri

Image
A thief was caught and disgraced recently
in Owerri, Imo state
Thief stripped and beaten
The alleged thief identified as Kelechi, was
stripped of his clothes and beaten almost to a
pulp, after a robbery incident went awry.
Kelechi has reportedly been terrorizing some
Owerri residents with breaking into their
lockup shops and stealing .
He was caught after another attempted
break-in into an electronics shop, where he
had reportedly tried to steal some laptops.
An angry mob surrounded him immediately
after he was spotted in the shop, they
stripped him of his clothes and proceeded to
give him a thorough beating before allowing
security operatives take him away.
See more pictures of the alleged thief below:
Hmm...What's that saying about 'everyday is
for the thief and one day is for the owner of
the house'?

Gambia Army chief declares support of armed forces for Jammeh

- In the face of military action threatened
against President Jammeh by the ECOWAS
leaders, Gambia's army chief Ousman
Badjie has declared support for the leader
- Badjie affirmed his loyalty and the
support of the Gambia Armed Forces for
Jammeh in a letter to pro-government Daily
Observer newspaper
- There are serious indications that Gambia
might be headed for war following rifts
over election results
Gambia Army dares Ecowas leaders, declares
support for The Gambia president.
Following threat of military action against
the country by President Muhammadu
Buhari and other ECOWAS leaders, Gambia's
army chief Ousman Badjie has declared his
loyalty to President Yahya Jammeh.
BBC reports that, in a letter he sent to the
pro-government Daily Observer newspaper,
Badjie affirmed his loyalty and the support of
the Gambia Armed Forces for Jammeh.
Jammeh has maintained that he will not step
down when his term ends on January 19.He wrote: "May I please seize this opportunity
to renew to your Excellency th…

Gambia Army chief declares support of armed forces for Jammeh

Image
- In the face of military action threatened
against President Jammeh by the ECOWAS
leaders, Gambia's army chief Ousman
Badjie has declared support for the leader
- Badjie affirmed his loyalty and the
support of the Gambia Armed Forces for
Jammeh in a letter to pro-government Daily
Observer newspaper
- There are serious indications that Gambia
might be headed for war following rifts
over election results
Gambia Army dares Ecowas leaders, declares
support for The Gambia presidentFollowing threat of military action against
the country by President Muhammadu
Buhari and other ECOWAS leaders, Gambia's
army chief Ousman Badjie has declared his
loyalty to President Yahya Jammeh.
BBC reports that, in a letter he sent to the
pro-government Daily Observer newspaper,
Badjie affirmed his loyalty and the support of
the Gambia Armed Forces for Jammeh.
Jammeh has maintained that he will not step
down when his term ends on January 19.
Gambian president attacks
Buhari, others for declaring war against his
government
He …

Hot : What former Abia governor Orji Uzor-Kalu discussed with Nnamdi Kanu’s parents

- The former governor of Abia state visited the parents of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu- The former governor met with His Excellency Eze I.O Kanu and his wife at their palace in Afara-Ibeku, Umuahia- They discussed issues surrounding Kanu's release.What former Abia governor Orji Uzor-Kalu discussed with Nnamdi kanu’s parents
Former Abia Governor Orji Uzor-Kalu with Nnamdi Kanu’s father
A former governor of Abia state Orji Uzor-Kalu on Tuesday, January 3, visited the parents of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.During the visit, otfera gathered, the former governor discussed the need for the release of Kanu with His Excellency Eze I. O Kanu and his wife Ugoeze Sally Kanu.Sources within the family said Uzor-Kalu’s visit to the palace of Eze Kanu was met without much difference from the reply the former governor got from the IPOB leader in Kuje.
Orji-Kalu had in December 2015, visited Kanu in prison.The former governor during his v…

Chinese Super League club plot another stunning £80m bid for Chelsea star

Chinese Super League club Tianjin
Quanjian have been said to be preparing a
stunning £80 million bid to lure Chelsea
and Spanish striker Diego Costa to China in
the January 2017 transfer window.
It was explained that the club in December
2016 had their initial £50 million bid rejected
by Chelsea, and they are now set to offer the
Blues another mouthwatering deal.
Chelsea striker Diego Costa
According to the report, the 28-year-old
forward would be set to earn a staggering
£480,000-a-week playing for Tianjin Quanjian
if the deal could be a success.
Tianjin Quanjian have just been promoted to
the Chinese top division, and have a multi-
billionaire owner Shu Yuhui who is ready to
pay the cash of any player.Last season, the billionaire stated he wanted
to sign Barcelona star Lionel Messi, but the
Spanish club turned down the offer.
Fabio Cannavaro who won the 2006 FIFA
World Cup with Italy is currently the handler
of the Chinese Super League club.

9 prophecies Pastor E.A Adeboye made for 2017

- Pastor Adeboye says the prophetic word
for 2017 is surprise
- He predicts a large number of weddings in
2017
- The general overseer of RCCG says there
will be surprises for many world
governments
The General Overseer of The Redeemed
Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch
Adejare Adeboye, has revealed his prophecy
for 2017.
He made nine revelations which were divided
into 3 groups - individual prophecies,
predictions for Nigeria, and what the world
should expect in general.
Pastor E.A Adeboye makes 9 prophecies for 2017According to Pastor E.A Adeboye, the
prophetic word for 2017 is surprise.11 Prophesies For 2016
Read his prophecies below.
For Nigeria
1. 2017 will be a year of surprises both for the
oppressed and the oppressor. Surprise is a two
edged sword
2. Those deliberately making life for the
common man will be relocated
3. The downward plunge will slow down, stop
and reversal will begin
4. It will be a year of surprises
5. For prophets both true and false it will be a
year of surprises
6. There will…

Recession: APC’s bad policies punished us in 2016, we hope 2017 will be better - PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has
said that 2016 was a difficult one because of
the bad policies of the ruling All
Progressives Congress (APC).
However, the main opposition party believes
that with hard work and faith, 2017 may be
better.
This was disclosed in a statement on Sunday,
January 1, by Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the
national publicity secretary of the factional
PDP.
PDP says APC’s bad policies punished us in
2016 but hopes 2017 will be better
While complimenting Nigerians as they
embark on the journey into the New Year
2017, the party reminded Nigerians of their
previous track records of managing the
country’ economy.The party also charged Nigerians in the New
Year to work harder and trust in their
capacities to surmount the current economic
condition in the Country by the Grace of God.
The statement read: “The National Chairman of
the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator
Ahmed Makarfi, CON, on behalf of all organs of
the PDP and its family nationwide, compliment
Nigerians as we usher in the New …