Friday, 26 February 2016

Photos: Bukola Saraki Attends #SMWLagos + Speak On Frivolous Petition Bill That Relate To Social Media

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Earlier today, as part of Social Media Week, Lagos, Nigeria Senate President Bukola Saraki spoke at #SMWMasterclass, a State Craft Inc. event on promoting inclusive and participatory governance through social media.

He was thrilled at the level of engagement from the audience members, who asked questions ranging from ‪#‎OpenNASS‬ to the 'Frivolous Petition Bill.'

In his responses, he reassured the audience that over the next few weeks, they will be working to make the National Assembly budget more open. Additionally, the controversial sections of the Frivolous Petition Bill that relate to social media will not pass at the Senate. More photos below...



NFF Reacts To Sunday Oliseh's resignation Described it As a 'Good Riddance To Bad Rubbish'

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The Nigerian Football Federation today reacted to Sunday Oliseh's resignation as Super Eagles coach. The spokesman of the Federation, Ademola Olajire, in an interview with NTA, said the federation heard of Oliseh’s resignation in the media and was yet to receive a letter from the coach as at when he was responding to the interview.
    “As far as we are concerned, it is good riddance to bad rubbish. He is not the kind of person we though he was. Oliseh is gone and we have to move forward,” Olajire said
    “He went on YouTube to abuse Nigerians. The Minister pleaded with the federation to allow him to remain in place for our next two matches. As you can see, he did not even wait for those matches.” he concluded
The official NFF website, Instagram handle and Twitter had yet to comment on the issue.

Photos: Justin Bieber's Father 'Jeremy' Proposes To His Girlfriend In St. Barts

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 Bieber's father Jeremy Bieber, 41, proposed to his girlfriend Chelsey Rebelo, 28, while the two vacationed in St. Barts. Jeremy uploaded the video of the proposal on YouTube yesterday, saying he popped the question last week. "On February 19th, 2016, I proposed to my best friend Chelsey Rebelo,' he wrote as he shared the video.. Snapshot of the video below...

Fashionista! Actress Mercy Aigbe Steps Out in Newspaper Print Outfit (Photos)

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The Nollywood actress wished this Today's friday with her lovely newspaper outfit dress by Abbyke Domina. Well, we all know when it comes to fashion, she's one of the talked about. So she desrved the credits.

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We’ve Just Garnered 1 Million Diamonds in Our Corner!

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We at Diamond Bank have again raised the stakes higher in the race for digital innovation in financial services as our Diamond Mobile App users hit the one million mark!!!!

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Our one millionth customer downloaded and registered the Diamond Mobile app on Valentine’s Day (and he’s glad he did ☺), has his savings account domiciled at Okumagba Avenue branch in Warri, Delta State.

In addition, twenty-eight lucky customers were also rewarded for downloading, registering and using the Diamond mobile app last December. Each of the 28 customers received gifts ranging from the new Iphone 6, Apple digital wristwatch, a year cable TV subscription, internet data subscription and cash.
The Diamond Mobile App features lifestyle solutions which makes banking a convenient, exciting and unforgettable experience.

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Photos: Olajumoke Is Taking Her First Flight Today! See The Model Rocking #XclusiveAfricaPrints

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Olajumoke Orisaguna the sensational breadseller turned model after been announced as the brand ambassador for the Abuja-based brand is heading to Abuja today to attend a special event at Shirley’s Confectionery.

This week, Olajumoke looked so beautiful in Ankara pieces from Divine Endowments. The brand called her a ‘real definition of grace’.

Their ready to wear traditional attire is available in their Lagos airport stores and in Opebi. Her makeup was done by Motola Abdul.
Photo Credit: @motolaabdul | @divineendowments

Davido Announces Collaboration With U.S. Rapper "Young Thug" in New IG Video

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Davido, we all know is one of the most consistent Nigerian artistes today and he continues to work hard to stay at the top. The Award winning singer took to his Instagram page to announce his collaboration with American rapper, Young Thug.

He shared a video of him having a video chat with Young Thug, checkout the clip below...

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Omotola Meets With Oprah Winfrey, Boris Kodjoe & Others in #BlackWomenInHollywood Awards Event

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Outfit by Kinabuti
The Nollywood Actress attends the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 25, 2016 in Beverly Hills California. Durring the vist, the actress came along Oprah Winfrey, Boris Kodje and Many Other More Photos Below...


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“The days of Nigeria as a big oil producer are gone We Need All Support We Can Get” – Buhari in Saudi Arabia

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Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari is currently on his trip to Saudi Arabia, and in a meeting with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), he said Nigeria needs all the help she can get.
    “The days of Nigeria as a big oil producer with plenty of money are gone. We need all the support we can get to diversify our economy as quickly as possible.

    “We also need to rehabilitate our infrastructure, develop the domestic capacity to feed ourselves and export the surplus.”
The bank has offered to increase its funding to Nigeria.

In addition to the $98 million dollars they’ve already given for the bilingual education program, they also want to support more projects in Nigeria.
    A statement by the presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu also added them President Buhari also “welcomed the plan by the IDB to fast track the take-off of the Bilingual Education Program, aimed at integrating the Almajiri system of education with Western education in Nigeria.”

    “The IDB has already provided US$ 98 million for the Bilingual Education Program in Adamawa, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Osun and Yobe. The bank plans to support similar projects in other states of Nigeria.”.
Source: Vanguard

PHOTOS: President Buhari, Sanusi and Other Governors Pray in Mecca

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The Nigeria President who is currently on an official trip to Saudi Arabia was accompanied by HRH Muhammadu Sanusi, the Emir of Kano, and Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola and Kashim Shettima of Borno State, National Security Adviser Major Gen. Babagana Monguno they performed Umra, the lesser Hajj in Mecca.

Below are some photos taken:

How coaching clashed With My wife over Super Eagles job - Sunday Oliseh

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Oliseh said his wife and children are already angry with him for using his personal money to make trips to visit his players.

Ex Super Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh revealed his wife reaction on him spending his personal money to carry out his job in the national team.

Oliseh who is married to an Ethiopian woman, Hafidah, requested for funds so he could be able to go round Europe to watch some Super Eagles players ahead of the double header with Egypt next month which was however turned down by the cash strapped Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

So while speaking at a session at the ongoing Social Media Week Lagos-hours before he announced his resignation as Super Eagles coach- Oliseh said his wife and children are already angry with him for using his personal money to make trips to visit his players.

Sunday Oliseh with Wife Hafida and Child
 His Statement Below...

“I'm handicapped because our foreign players are with their clubs. Camp is 20 that's why we pushed the match to 25,” Oliseh said while answering questions about his preparations for the double header with Egypt next month.

“I have spent so much to visit players and my wife and children are angry,” Oliseh said. 

“I will be in Germany to watch a player this weekend. I'm still awaiting funds so I can go see my players.”

Speaking ahead of the crucial clash with Egypt, Oliseh admitted that The Pharaohs are at an advantage because they have been together for a long time.

“The Egyptian have a huge advantage over us. The core of the team are home based. Just three foreign base in the team,” Oliseh said.

“But this Egypt is not the one we have four years ago, this is Nigeria, we can beat anybody if we get everything right,”

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

President Buhari Vows To Punished Those Who Distorted 2016 Budget Severely

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Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday night (Tuesday) in Riyadh that all those involved in the “padding” of the 2016 National Budget will face the most severe punishment.

The President said that the unauthorised alterations  had completely changed the document from the one he presented to the National Assembly.

“The culprits will not go unpunished. I have been a military governor, petroleum minister, military Head of State and headed the Petroleum Trust Fund.

“Never had I heard the words “budget padding”. Our Minister of Budget and National Planning did a great job with his team. The Minister became almost half his size during the time, working night and day to get the budget ready, only for some people to pad it.

“What he gave us was not what was finally being debated. It is very embarrassing and disappointing. We will not allow those who did it to go unpunished," President Buhari vowed.

The President also assured members of the Nigerian community that his administration was working diligently to fulfil its campaign promises, particularly on security, unemployment, and corruption.
Buhari With Saudi Arabia President Durring His Visit
Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s Kidnapped Nephew Found Dead In Otuoke Creeks

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The dead body of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s nephew was found floating along a creek in Otuoke yesterday, according to witnesses. The deceased, Mr. Samuel Oki, was 35 years old and was abducted along with Mr. Jonathan’s foster father Inegite Jonathan on Wednesday.

According to Vanguard's report, Armed gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, abducted the 72-year-old Inegite Jonathan on Wednesday, but the kidnapping of Mr. Oki was not noticed until several hours later. The discovery of Mr. Oki’s decomposing body by Otuoke community members has increased fears for the safety of the 72-year-old victim whose location is still unknown.

The villagers who were seen discussing the sad incident speculated that the young man tried to resist the kidnappers. Some said that they heard a gunshot on Wednesday, as the kidnappers were believed to be fleeing through the waterways. According to them, divers and local fisherman had recovered the body and anchored it by the riverside to prevent the body from being carried away by water currents. The body has been deposited at a morgue in the area.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Nigerian Female Celebrities featured on CNN African Voices

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Unlike women in several African cultures, the women in Nigeria are daring and are not afraid to be who they know they are meant to be.  They are hardworking, driven and very ambitious. From time to time, some of these women who have made their mark are recognized and showcased in the media to serve as inspiration to others who aspire to aim higher.

CNN’s African Voices,  a weekly show on the international network that highlights Africa’s most engaging personalities – people who are shaping change in Africa, exploring their lives and passions, is one of these media platforms upon which some of these Nigerian women have been showcased. If you are visiting Nigeria and looking to meet up with any of these female celebrities who have graced this show,, Africa’s No.1 online hotel booking portal points you to 4, from whom you are bound to garner great inspiration.
 Olajumoke Adenowo
Once described as the “face of architecture in the Nigeria”, Olajumoke Adenowo is one of the few females in Nigeria recognized in the architecture/building sector of the country. Involved in the design and construction of over 70 buildings, she is responsible for breathing life into several institutional facilities, auditoriums, residences, estates and cutting edge corporate offices both within and outside the country. In her interview with CNN African Voices, she revealed how she goes about her designs:both functional and beautiful structures across the continent, gives top tips for her success and explains why and how she intends to inspire the next generation.

 Omotola Jalade
Although featured on CNN African Voices about 2 years ago, the Nollywood superstar who is also a UN ambassador, in an interview with  Vladimir Duthiers opened up on the challenges she faced and experiences garnered  starting out as a model, getting her first role, starting her reality TV show – Omotola: The Real Me, raising her children, and more. She also revealed her passion for activism and future plans: “I’ve reached a point in my life where I’ve realized I have to leave something. I have to have a legacy. I decided I will be an activist for Africa. My experience with the UN and other humanitarian organizations inspired me to want to speak out and say more and there’s so much you can just say with words. This was my motivation for singing.”
 Tara Fela Durotoye
Chief Executive Officer of House of Tara,  Mrs. Tara Fela Durotoye, who is unarguably, one of the  pioneers of the Make-up and beauty business in Nigeria as she is reputed for setting up the first make up studio and  first make up school in Nigeria in the year 2004, is another Nigerian celebrity who has been featured on  CNN’s African Voices. In her episode, she talks about her brand being Nigeria and indeed Africa’s leading beauty brand, her passion for empowering young women to build businesses and blazing a trail for young Africans and young African women especially to believe in themselves and to build their communities.
Most recently featured on the show, Nigerian female famous vocalist and UN ambassador Waje  talked about several issues including the African Women project, her mission to help homeless kids in Nigeria through her Waje Safe house project partners with Child Life  and her forthcoming album as well as  what her fans should expect from it, while on the show. The 35 year old singer also  threw light on how she uses her music platform to impact lives and be a voice to several Nigerians.

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Checkout The World Biggest Dog Who Can Wolf down An Entire Cow Leg

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 A massive dog is hoping to be a contender for the UK's hugest hound - because he is so big he can eat an entire cow leg. 

Kurt is an Anatolian Shepherd, and when he stands on his back legs he reaches a imposing 7ft tall, towering over owner Tracy Buckingham. But according to 42-year-old Tracy, the giant dog is the 'biggest cuddle monster' in the world.Tracy, who runs a pet-nanny service and Anatolian rescue centre, reckons Kurt could be the tallest dog in the country - because on all fours he stands a whopping 40 inches from paw to shoulder. Checkout more photos of him below...


Despite Unlocking Dozens Of Other Phones, ... Technology Giant Apple Turn Down Federal Court Decision To Unlock Terrorist iphone

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Apple is appealing a federal court decision ordering them to crack the passcode of a terrorist's iPhone to allow the FBI to access the data on the handset, despite unlocking dozens of other phones in recent years.

The company has written an open letter to its customers assuring them that their private data is safe, yet law enforcement authorities complain that the same software is being used by criminals.

Apple's CEO Tim Cook has criticised the decision to compel the company to access the data on Syed Farook's phone, who along with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 people in a December attack in San Bernardino, California. Farook's iPhone 5C is protected by a four-digit code, which if is entered incorrectly ten times, will prompt the handset to delete all of the data.
Syed Farook with his wife, Tashfeen Malik,
The FBI wants Apple to develop software to bypass this safety feature. They also want a second piece of software to allow them to try thousands of code combinations in a minute to reduce the length of time it would take to 'guess' the correct code.

FBI Director James Comey has complained publicly about terrorists using advanced encryption to communicate secretly.

According to the Daily Beast, Apple has complied with 70 similar requests for assistance accessing iPhones since 2008, figures which the company does not dispute.

In a briefing for the court Apple said: ‘For these devices, Apple has the technical ability to extract certain categories of unencrypted data from a passcode locked iOS device’.
Apple said that it did not want to do so because ‘forcing Apple to extract data…absent clear legal authority to do so, could threaten the trust between Apple and its customers and substantially tarnish the Apple brand’.

It said: ‘This reputational harm could have a longer term economic impact beyond the mere cost of performing the single extraction at issue’.

Aristokrat Records Presents WISHLIST by Leriq Ft. Wande Coal [Official Video]

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  Nigerian superstar and hitmaker LeriQ kicks off his 2016 campaign with the release of the video to "Wish list" featuring Wande Coal, the third single off his debut Album, The Lost Sounds.

 The video was directed by fast rising Director/Cinematographer Mex of  Mex Films and was shot on location in the Northern nigerian city of Kajuru in Kaduna State. The single which  topped the iTunes chart on release has remained a fan favourite off the album.  Look out for more videos off the album and brand new singles from Leriq.

G&M Couture’s Quirky African Inspired Debut Spring-Summer 2016 Collection

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 Founded by Guyso and Maf couture, Netherland based G&M couture’s debut Spring/Summer 2016 collection is surely one for the books—for its seamless fusion of adventure and fun in equal proportion. The collection, in the opinion of the designers was influenced by their African cultural sensibilities—clearly, as it most succinctly captures movement, freedom and the fleeting flight of the human imaginations.
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