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Politics / Abacha Loot: FG Denies Planning To Give $100m To Governor Bagudu by bacie(m): 9:11am On Feb 23
The federal government has no plan to give any part of the Abacha loot to any governor
- The position was put forward by AGF Abubakar Malami in response to claims that the sum of $100 million is to be given to Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi
- Malami said that such reports are both baseless and aimed at destroying the reputation of the Nigerian government
Abubakar Malami, the minister of justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) has debunked viral claims that the federal government is planning to give the sum of $100 million from Abacha's loot to Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi.
Describing the report as false, Malami said that it is only the fabrication of detractors of the Nigerian government, BusinessDay reports.
There were online reports that the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo agreed to give Governor Bagudu the said sum for his efforts in the recovery of public assets looted by General Sani Abacha, a one-time military head of state.
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The federal government said that President Muhammadu Buhari has no plan to give any part of the Abacha loot to Governor Atiku Bagudu.
It was claimed that the governor, who was alleged to have been instrumental to the looting, was in a US prison for about six months, but upon request for extradition to the Island of Jersey, agreed to return over $163 million of the total stolen funds in exchange for his freedom.
However, the AGF said that the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari is not a part of such a deal and the reports are only strategies of mischief-makers to tarnish the good image of both the presidency and Nigeria in general.

Health / 5 Secrets For Sprinkling Salt At Every Corner Of Your House by bacie(m): 8:26pm On Feb 22

- Ensure to put a container filled with salt in your toilet and bathroom.


Spirit of negativity will disappear from your house immediately!!


- Put salt in every entrances in your house, especially the by the doors and windows that a frequently used. You can also sprinkle it on your rugs and carpets.


It repels every evil spirit from entering into your house.


- Put salt in a bowl of water and use it to mop vital areas of your house,


It helps to drive away negative energy.


-Apply salt in the four corners of your bedroom and allow it to stay for 48 hours before cleaning it off,


It drives in immense prosperity and riches!!


-Ensure you mix salt and water to drive them away for good and sprinkle in every area of the house.. Don't allow spiders in any corner of your house,


Spiders cause backwardness in ones life, it chase away every spirit of backwardness.

Like and share to others to notify them....

God Bless You..

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Sports / What Mourinho Aftet Tottenham 2-1 Defeat Against Chelsea by bacie(m): 8:18pm On Feb 22
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho speaking to MOTD: "I think you are going to be very bored with me, because I think I'm going to be very repetitive. I'm going to say exactly the same words I told against Leipzig.

"I'm very proud of the players, they gave absolutely everything. We don't have a striker. Our attacking players are not strikers and are in huge levels of fatigue, so very, very difficult for us. No tactical problems, [we were] completely in control of the space, punished by a couple of individual mistakes.

"In the last part of the game when Chelsea was scared of the 2-1 we didn't have that presence, that power, we didn't have that to do more than what we did.

"To create chances you need a target man or fast people that can interchange positions, you need a different dynamic to the team. We don't have a striker and we have tired players, it's as simple as that. We did very, very well. If we score before our opponent, I think we have a chance because we are well organised. But when they score before us and drop back it's very, very difficult for us.

"A defeat is a defeat, but the good thing is, in the last seconds the players were still fighting for a result and that for me is a very important thing."

On Lo Celso's challenge: "I didn't watch it. I didn't watch on TV and in the game. I don't know."

On returning to Stamford Bridge: "I didn't feel anything, honest. I was focused on the game, I didn't feel anything. No problem."
Politics / Amotekun, Shege Ka Fasa: Community Policing Is Fraud - Ekweremadu by bacie(m): 8:02pm On Feb 22
Ike Ekweremadu has expressed his misgivings about community policing in
- Ekweremadu said that in a federal system like Nigeria, regional security outfits will only end up in failure
- The former deputy Senate president said that this is because operatives of these initiatives will not work according to the directives of the federal government
A former deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, has said that with so many ethnic diversities in Nigeria, community policing will not work.
Claiming that many Nigerians are living in denial, Ekweremadu said that the security condition in the country is not only bad but unbearable, The Cable reports.
He said that as a federal system, what should be done is a decentralisation of the police, not community security outfit like Amotekun and Shege Ka Fasa because they will operate in ways completely different from what is prescribed in the constitution.
Ekweremadu said that the security condition in the country is not only bad but unbearable.
The former deputy Senate president said: “Amotekun is different from what the federal government is saying about community policing.
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"They have personnel who are going to deal with issues unlike what the federal government is proposing.”
Moreover, he said that the creation of regional security initiatives is proof that people have lost trust in the ability of the government to ensure their security.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a former commissioner of police in Lagos, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, had reacted to the creation of regional security networks in Nigeria .
In his view, Tsav said that such outfits like Operation Amotekun from the southwest and Shege Ka Fasa in the north, if allowed to thrive, will eventually disintegrate Nigeria.

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Celebrities / TRIBUTE To:funke Akindele A NOLLYWOOD Legend by bacie(m): 7:23pm On Feb 22
Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde aka Jennifer is a Nigerian actress and producer. Funke starred in the sitcom I Need to Know from 1998 to 2002, and in 2009 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Funke Akindele has produced and acted lots of popular movies which includes Apaadi, Aye Olomo Kan, Omo Ghetto, Jenifa, Maami and so on. Although she was criticized by people after leaving the Yoruba scene and focusing more on English movie which brought about one of her biggest TV Show of all time, the JENIFER'S DIARY.

Funke Akindele has worked with lots of celebrities and starts in the Movie Industry which includes Femi Adebayo, Alex Ekubo, Eniola Badmus, Doris Simon, Mercyy Aigbe and lots more.

In your own opinion, which of her movies do you like most?
Romance / Pastor Adeboye Advises Bachelors Not To Marry A Lady Who Cannot Cook by bacie(m): 8:48pm On Feb 17
Nigerian pastor and general overseer of RCCG, Enoch Adeboye, has advised young and single men looking to get married
- According to the pastor, these bachelors should not get married to a woman who cannot cook
- The pastor explained that men should marry a woman who can cook because they cannot always be eating out
Marriage in an African society used to be clearly defined with men and women knowing their roles in the home. However, enlightenment and education has led to many people shedding many of these old traditions and discriminatory practices.
The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, is known for giving advice to his followers and this does not exclude young ladies and men.
In a new post shared on the man of God’s Instagram page, he spoke on what he feels is an important thing for a young man to look out for before getting married to a lady.
Nigerian man advises newlywed couples against spending their first night in hotels
The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, is known for giving advice to his followers and this does not exclude young ladies and men.
According to Pastor Adeboye, men should not get married to women who cannot cook nor do chores because they cannot always be eating outside.
In his words: “My sons, don’t marry a lady who cannot cook. She needs to know how to do chores and cook because you cannot afford to be eating out all the time.”
See the post below:
Interesting words.
In other news, Legit.ng reported that Pastor Adeboye celebrated Valentine's Day with a throwback photo of him sharing a passionate kiss with his wife, Foluke.
In the photo, the man of God and his wife were seen sharing a kiss in public in front of his church members.
The man of God shared the photo with a beautiful caption. In the caption, Adeboye asked God to continue to help them as a couple to love him more and more each passing day.
Politics / Breaking: Oyo State Government Inaugurates Motor Park Managers by bacie(m): 8:32pm On Feb 17
Motor park managers have been inaugurated by the Oyo state government on Monday, February 17
- The managers were appointed to oversee motor park affairs in all local government areas of the state
- The Oyo state inaugurated the managers to enforce discipline
The Oyo state government, on Monday, February 17, inaugurated managers to manage the state's affairs of motor parks across all 33 local government areas. This is aimed at boosting the state's Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
According to the Nigerian Tribune, the managers were charged by Professor Raphael Afonja, the state commissioner for public works, infrastructure, and transportation to discharged their duties without any fear.
The event had in attendance the appointed park managers and executives. Meanwhile, the Oyo state government also announced Alhaji Lamidi Mukaila Auxillary, former NURTW, chairman in the state, and Wasiu Adewale Yekini, as chairmen of two disciplinary committees to enforce discipline and probity.
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Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde previously reported that Oyo state government reached an agreement with the state chapter of the labour union to pay the minimum wage of N30,000 . The agreement which also included the consequential adjustments for all levels of workers in the state was reached on Wednesday, February 6.
The new minimum wage reportedly takes effect financially from January 1, 2020, as the state government has also reportedly agreed to pay the arrears of January in March, while the nominal effective date was agreed to be April 18.
In a related development, sacked chairpersons in Oyo state have forced their way into their offices to resume duty on Monday, January 27. This followed Abubakar Malami's claim that the governor was wrong to have sacked the chairmen.
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According to the AGF, the governor's action is unconstitutional. Also, in compliance, Mohammed Adamu, Inspector-General of Police (IGP), asked Shina Olukolu, Oyo state commissioner of police, to help reinstate the sacked chairpersons in compliance with the directive of the AGF.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng)

Celebrities / Simi Storms Sierra Leone In Style As She Performs In Blue Dress by bacie(m): 4:10pm On Feb 17
Singer Simi has been seen performing in style in Sierra Leone
- The musician was dressed in a beautiful Cinderella-inspired blue fluffy dress for her performance
- Nigerians claimed that the singer was trying to cover her growing baby bump with the fluffy dress
Popular Nigerian singer Simi Ogunleye, professionally known by her first name Simi, has taken her fans in Sierra Leone by surprise with a wonderful performance. The young lady was spotted performing to a cheering crowd.
Aside from bringing her A-game to the performance in Sierra Leone, the singer dressed to kill. Simi was spotted in a beautiful Cinderella-inspired blue dress for her performance.
In a post shared on her Instagram page, the singer was seen wearing the dress and she noted that she has always wanted to be Cinderella without the suffering and the glass slippers.

Multiple Grammy winner Adele seen looking thinner than ever in new viral photo
Simi stated that she prefers to be Cinderella with sneakers. This photo got many Nigerians gushing about her style and beauty.
However, others claimed that the dress had a different purpose. They claimed that the singer wore the fluffy dress to cover up her growing baby bump.
Simi is married to another singer Adekunle Kosoko, popularly known as Adekunle Gold. She started her career as a gospel singer, releasing her debut studio album in 2008, titled Ogaju.

Celebrities / Singer Tekno Celebrates As He Finally Conquers Smoking Habit by bacie(m): 12:47pm On Feb 09
Talented Nigerian singer, Tekno, seems to be starting the new year on a clean slate
- The Skeletun crooner revealed that he has quit his smoking habit
- Tekno shared the news with joy on social media via Twitter
Being an adult in the entertainment industry comes with a lot of pros and cons. The cons included picking bad habits that are hard to let go of, especially when people around you are doing the same things and are not ready to stop.
It is no longer news that a number of Nigerian entertainers smoke and drink a lot with no end in sight. What started out as a hobby soon becomes and habit that is hard to stop.
It definitely takes serious discipline and grace to stop some habits and smoking is one of them. Talented Nigerian singer Tekno, however seems to have dropped his bad habit.
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In a post shared on social media via the singer’s Twitter page, Tekno revealed that he has finally stopped his smoking habit. He even proceeded to congratulate himself for what he takes to be an achievement.
In his tweet, the singer wrote: “Congrats to me, finally conquered this dirty smoking habit”
See his post below:
Congrats to me, finally conquered this dirty smoking habit
30.5K 12:58 PM - Feb 8, 2020
5,470 people are talking about this
Very commendable.
In other related news, Legit.ng reported that Nigerians on social media reacted after ace music producer, Don Jazzy, revealed in 2019 that he stopped smoking a year ago.
He explained on Twitter that he had stopped smoking for a year as he urged his fans to celebrate his milestone.
Quite a number of Nigerians are impressed with the entertainer’s feat and many of them have commended his discipline on social media.
In reaction to Don Jazz
Celebrities / Faithia Williams Is Engaged As She Flaunts Huge Rock On Ring Finger by bacie(m): 11:22am On Feb 09
Nollywood actress and single mother of two, Faithia Williams, seems set to give love and marriage another chance
- In a video making the rounds on social media, the film star was seen wearing what looked like an engagement ring on the appropriate finger as well-wishers congratulated her
- According to speculations from fans on social media, the actress is engaged to be married again
- The identity of the lucky man who might have popped the question is however not known yet
Many times in the entertainment industry, it appears that the ladies are not always lucky when it comes to finding love and settling down.
Many times, these ladies give marriage a try and it does not end well. However, they make kids from these unions and just decide to move on with their lives.
However, a few female entertainers have been lucky to find love again despite having kids from a different union.
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Just recently, pretty Nigerian actress, Faithia Williams, got Nigerians on social media talking after she sported what looked like an engagement ring on her finger.
The mother of two who is in Turkey to mark her birthday with friends in attendance was seen sobbing joyfully in a now viral video as she showed off her ringed hand.
Fans congratulated her on being lucky to find love again, even though she has not yet admitted or denied that she is engaged.
See screenshots below:
Actress Faithia Williams reportedly engaged to be married again (video)
See the video below:
The identity of the man who might have popped the marriage question to the actress is also not yet known.
After the video hit social media, Nigerians reacted in interesting ways. While many congratulated her, others said she is lucky to have a man because ladies who have not been previously married are not as lucky.
Read some comments below:
adaugo_dinma: People are getting married again.some of us can't even get a boyfriend
See new adorable photos of actress Yvonne Jegede with her son
t0kini : She’s about to be married again while some haven’t been proposed to at all
yemmyomish: Ahan ahan mother of 3 marry again when singles never marry finish
therealtimm:️ May we all find happiness
mhidey_: Finally ! She has tried.
Recall that Faithia Williams used to be married to actor Saidi Balogun. The duo later parted ways even though they have two kids together.

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Politics / Insecurity: Reps, Service Chiefs In Closed-door Meeting by bacie(m): 10:33am On Feb 09
Members of House of Representatives are currently meeting with service chiefs
- The meeting is not unconnected with the level of insecurity in the country
- National Assembly had called for the removal of the service chiefs
Amid tension over calling for the removal of the service chiefs by the members of the National Assembly over the level of insecurity in the country, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and other security chiefs are meeting with the members of the House of Reps.
The Nation reports that the service chiefs and the minister of defence are in a closed-door meeting at the moment.
Legit.ng gathered that those present at the meeting included the House committees on national intelligence,
Navy, Army, Air force and Defence.
The speaker of the House Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, is being expected at the meeting which is ongoing.
According to the report, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, who arrived the National Assembly early went straight to the office of the speaker.
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The meeting may not be unconnected with a summon issued last week by the House of Representatives because of the deteriorating security situation in the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that respected leaders in the north threw their weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari and his security chiefs.
It was reported that the leaders under the aegis of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) gave their support the wake of the criticisms of the Buhari administration over the growing security challenges.
They urged the president and the security chiefs to remain focused on their war against the Boko Haram insurgency and other security challenges rocking the country.
In a related development, President
Buhari set up a committee to periodically review the security situation in the country.
The speaker stated that the committee will periodically review the issue of security, maybe once a month or once in six weeks.
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It was reported that Gbajabiamila revealed this after he met with the president alongside Senate President, Ahmad Lawan Gbajabiamila told State House correspondents that the committee members are expected to be drawn from the executive, legislature and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Politics / UAE, Others Show Interest In Akwa Ibom Aviation Sector by bacie(m): 8:36pm On Feb 02
The just-concluded 2020 Global Investment in Aviation Summit in the UAE put Akwa Ibom state on the world map
- There is a flurry of interest in Akwa Ibom state aviation sector
- This was evident in the number of investors who showed interest in the state's thriving aviation sector in the
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
The just-concluded 2020 Global Investment in Aviation Summit that took place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has drawn the attention of global investors to Akwa Ibom state.
A flurry of interest in Akwa Ibom state aviation sector was evident as Governor Udom Emmanuel led a high powered delegation to the summit.
Governor Emmanuel, an accomplished banker, led a high powered delegation to the summit to present the ample investment opportunities to big players in Akwa Ibom's aviation industry.
Governor Udom Emmanuel and other participants at GIAS 2020. Photo credit: Akwa Ibom State Govt

Phones / The Stars Of Tecno’s Talent Hunt Are Finally Ready To Party by bacie(m): 12:20pm On Feb 02
No time is as sweet as the time to shine, and that’s what time it is for the 9 finalists of TECNO’s Spark 4 Talent Hunt.
To mark the release of the brands Spark 4 smartphone into the Nigerian market back in 2019, TECNO commenced a campaign that created a platform for Nigerian students to spark their creativity and talents.
The stars of TECNO’s talent hunt are finally ready to party with the Mayor of Lagos
The task was for students of tertiary institutions to post an image or a minute video showcasing their talents on TECNO’s social media pages and stand a chance to win;
• Official tag and recognition as TECNO Spark Campus ambassador
• One-year Internship with TECNO
• One Year Pocket money
• 1 Spark 4 Phone
Considering how mouthwatering this list is, I can’t help but say the task was extremely simple! Apparently, TECNO is a gift that keeps on giving.
Numerous entries were sent in, and it was such an exciting time for the brand and its social media followers. This is no surprise at all seeing as Nigeria is a land of talents.
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After weeks of undiluted fun, 9 finalists across campuses from different regions were chosen. And now, it is time for these stars to indeed shine. On the 7th of February, all 9 of them will converge in University of Lagos’s Indoor Sport’s Center with the plan to outshine one another till a winner emerges.
The stars of TECNO’s talent hunt are finally ready to party with the Mayor of Lagos
It is going to be an experience like no other for as many students as would make themselves available that day. Asides the competition between the 9 finalists, there will also be rap battles, singing competitions, dancing competitions, spoken words and so much more. That is not all! There will be celebrity judges and a special musical appearance.
Can you guess who that musical act will be? Can you just give it a try?
Nope. You guessed wrong.
It is Mayorkun, a.k.a The Mayor of Lagos!
Mayorkun and his awesome hits will be there live on the 7th of February in
UNILAG ! Can you even imagine missing this? TECNO is evidently planning to create an experience you won’t ever recover from.
Politics / National Security: Military Under Buhari Has Been Exceptional by bacie(m): 7:41am On Feb 02
A centre has condemned the call for the sack of service chiefs by the members of the House of Representatives
- The centre said the Military has shown an extreme level of commitment to preserving the territorial integrity of the country to the applaud of discerning Nigerians
- According to the centre, the call for the sack of service chiefs is part of the game plan by some politicians to hijack and politicize the Military to their advantage, a norm in previous governments
The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) has said that the Nigerian Military under President Muhammadu Buhari is
The group said the Military has displayed unalloyed commitment and cannot be compromised for selfish politicians.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Friday, January 31, the group expressed disgust at the desperation of some politicians who have carried on with the call for the sack of the service chiefs in the country.
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The president of the group, Princess Ajibola said CALSER is shocked that the once hallowed National Assembly have been compromised to lead this despicable campaign.
Ajibola said that the military under President Buhari’s administration has shown an extreme level of commitment to preserving the territorial integrity of the country to the applaud of discerning Nigerians.
She said the call for the sack of service chiefs is part of the game plan by some politicians to hijack and politicize the Military to their advantage, a norm in previous governments.
The Centre, therefore, expressed support for the Service Chiefs whose “capacity and competence is unwavering”, adding that recent upsurge in violence across the country is a coy by desperate politicians to rubbish their efforts.
The centre condemned the call for the sack of service chiefs by the members of the House of Representatives
Ajibola said: "They have kept vigil while we all slept. They have combed bushes and difficult to reach terrains in service to fatherland, and this is manifest in the numerous gains that have been recorded in the fight against terrorism and other militant groups in Nigeria ."
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"This fact is not one that self-serving politicians would want to reckon with because it is against their overarching interest. As such, they must do all within their powers to cause a political crisis so their whims and caprices can be carried out without hindrance," Ajibola said.
She said that the unity of Nigeria is sacrosanct and that the lawmakers must realize because this generation has nowhere else to call home.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, had said that contrary to call for the sack of service chiefs, their fate was not discussed at the security meeting which took place at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Monguno said the resolution reached by the lawmakers of the National Assembly on the sack of the service chiefs who have overstayed their approved 35-years of service was not discussed.
Business / World Bank Predicts Growth Of 2.1% For Nigeria’s Economy by bacie(m): 9:02am On Jan 14
Nigeria's economy will grow by 2.1% in 2020, 2021 and 2022, the World Bank has predicted
- The global organisation also predicts more positive growth for Kenya
- The World Bank says South Africa's economy will grow but there are conditions that should be met
It is a positive outlook for Nigeria as the World Bank has predicted economic growth of 2.1% for the three consecutive years of 2020, 2021 and 2023.
The World Bank’s January 2020 global economic prospects released on Wednesday, January 8, said Kenya would witness a 6% increase in its own economy during the same period.
The report, while putting the economic growth of Sub-Saharan Africa at 2.9% in 2020, it lamented Nigeria’s macro-economic framework saying this was not conducive to confidence.
The Nation, which analyses the report, quotes the organisation argued that Nigeria’s macro-economic framework is challenged by issues of multiple exchange rates, foreign restrictions and continued inflation.
Celebrities / Omawumi Celebrates 2nd Wedding Anniversary With Hubby Tosin Yusuf by bacie(m): 8:43am On Jan 14
Nigerian sensational singer, Omawumi Megbele, recently took to social media to celebrate her second wedding anniversary with her husband, Tosin Yusuf on January 13.
Indeed, love is a beautiful gift many people hope to find with the right partner. With the high rate of celebrity divorces, it is often refreshing to see some Nigerian entertainers give hope to their fans using their love life.
Omawumi for one, left many people in awe after she took to her Instagram page to celebrate her husband on their second traditional wedding anniversary. Although her message was short, it was sweet regardless.
She wrote: "Happy Tradiversary Fine Boy @d_seventeenth ... You make it a breeze, I will always love you "
Education / Hajara Kabeer Abulfatah: Katsina Indigene Graduates As A 1st Class by bacie(m): 5:45am On Jan 14
Nigerians are known for their hard work, and a lot of them have been excelling lately, establishing the truism that hard work pays
- Hajara Kabeer Abdulfatah has joined the league of Nigerians that are reaping the results of their hard work
- The Katsina state indigene graduated with a first-class in Petrol, Gas Engineering, from Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
- In recent past, Nigerians have been making the country proud in the diaspora by excelling in schools and their places of work
Hard work pays, and the reward for hard work is good grades, a secure future, promising career and a sense of fulfilment.
The foregoing is the case of Hajara Kabeer Abdulfatah who made herself and her family proud by graduating with a first-class in Petrol, Gas Engineering, from Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja, Katsina Post reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Abdulfatah was said to have written two technical papers, one of which emerged as the best student technical paper in Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

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Politics / Buhari Signs Finance Bill Into Law, Unveils 4 Of Its Benefits by bacie(m): 5:27am On Jan 14
President Buhari has signed the Finance Bill into law
- The president explained that the new law will reform Nigeria’s tax laws to align with global best practices and support the ease of doing business
- The new law, according to Buhari, will also incentivize investments in infrastructure and capital markets and raise government revenues
President Muhammadu Buhari has on Monday, January 13, signed the Finance Bill into law.
Recall that the president had in 2019 sent the bill alongside the 2020 budget to the National Assembly for consideration.
According to the thread of tweets posted by President Buhari, the newly signed law was put in place to reform Nigeria’s tax laws to align with global best practices and support MSMEs in line with the government's Ease of Doing Business reforms.
President Buhari signing the 2020 budget into law. Credit: Presidency
The law will also incentivize investments in infrastructure and capital markets and raise government revenues.

Politics / Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by bacie(m): 1:43pm On Dec 12, 2019
- Senators agreed with the notion that nuclear energy is one of cleanest and safest source of energy in the world today

- Recall that the Nigeria and Russian Federation have signed bilateral agreements on nuclear energy cooperation

As the federal government of Nigeria presses on with its plan to diversify the nation's energy mix - with inclusion of nuclear energy technology from Russia, the Nigerian Senate has also called for the inclusion of nuclear power into the country’s energy mix.

This was part of the resolution reached by the upper chamber recently following a motion by Senator Tanko Al-Makura representing Nassarawa South senatorial district.

The Senate noted that the primary sources of energy for the production of electricity in Nigeria includes gas, hydro, oil and coal, with current power generation capacity of 7000 mega Watts.

The lawmakers noted that experts using modern energy modeling tools had estimated that for the Nigerian economy to grow at the rate of 10 percent, the country’s electricity requirement by 2020 will need to reach 30,000MW, and by 2030 it will be 78,000MW.

The red chamber agreed with the notion that nuclear energy is one of cleanest and safest source of energy in the world today and nuclear power generation does not produce greenhouse gases.

The lawmakers also hinted that they are aware that in 2006, Nigeria ratified critical treaties with International Atomic Energy agency (IAEA) Vienna Austria, with the aim of enabling Nigeria access nuclear power into the country’s energy mix.

Recalling that the Nigeria and Russian Federation signed bilateral agreements on nuclear energy cooperation, the Senate pointed out that the recent visit by President Muhammadu to Russia was a move in the right direction to stimulate implementation.

Worried that power outages in Nigeria have constituted the major constraint to the development of the manufacturing sector and negatively affect the cost of running business in Nigeria and ultimately the economy of the country, the Senate opined that unless the energy mix in Nigeria is broadened to include nuclear energy, the persistent power outages being experienced by the country will not be easy to address.

Accordingly the upper legislative chamber resolved to:

1. Urge the federal government to reposition the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority to enable it to carry out its mandate of ensuring safety, security safeguards and physical protection of nuclear materials including hazardous waste in Nigeria.

2. Urge the federal government to re-engineer, refocus and recognize the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission with the mandate to ensure timely contacts and negotiations with nuclear vendors for construction of nuclear power plants with time line.

3. Urge the federal government to expedite action on the Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards Bill currently with the Senate; and

4. Pass into law all treaties and protocols on nuclear energy as ratified by Nigeria.

Recall that in 2017, Russia's state-owned nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom and Nigeria signed agreements for the construction and operation of nuclear power plants and nuclear research centre in Nigeria.

Last month, African countries were advised to embrace nuclear research and energy to empower and grow their economies.

The advice was given at the African Nuclear Business Platform conference that took place on Tuesday, 15 and Wednesday, October 16 October in Nairobi, Kenya.

The conference gathered over 150 energy and nuclear professionals from across the globe.



Celebrities / Rapper Cardi B Takes Nigerian Name 'chioma B', by bacie(m): 11:40am On Dec 07, 2019
Rapper Cardi B has given herself a Nigerian during her visit
- The rapper came to Nigeria for a festival set to take place on Saturday, December 7
- Cardi B named herself Chioma, which gained a reaction from Davido
International female rapper Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is currently in Nigeria for the Livespot X Festival, which is set to take place on Saturday, December 7.
The rapper’s arrival in Nigeria has gained attention all over Nigeria. In a recent post, she was said to have stated that she wants to have a taste of the Nigerian jollof rice.
In another post, the top rapper gave herself a Nigerian name in honour of being in the country. The mother of one named herself Chioma B.

That's some million dollar move - Cubana Chiefpriest hints at how much was spent on bringing Cardi B to Nigeria
Nigerian singer David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, whose girlfriend and wife-to-be bears the name Chioma, immediately reacted to Cardi B's new name.
The singer shared Cardi B's post on his Instagram story and tagged his wife-to-be and said we have a problem, adding some laughing emojis to the post.

Culture / Which Nigerian Culture Do You Prefer by bacie(m): 4:28pm On Nov 27, 2019
Culture of Nigeria This article needs additional citations for verification . Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Find sources: "Culture of Nigeria" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (September 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template message ) The Benin ivory mask from the Metropolitan Museum of Art . The culture of Nigeria is shaped by Nigeria 's multiple ethnic groups . The country has 527 languages, seven of them are extinct.[1] Nigeria also has over 1150 dialects and ethnic groups. The six largest ethnic groups are the Hausa and Fulani in the north, the Igbo in the southeast, and the Yoruba predominate in the southwest, the Tiv people of North Central Nigeria and the Efik - Ibibio . The Edo people are most frequent in the region between Yorubaland and Igboland . Many of the Edo tend to be Christian. This group is followed [clarification needed ] by the Ibibio /Annang /Efik people of the coastal south southern Nigeria and the Ijaw of the Niger Delta. Nigeria's other ethnic groups, sometimes called 'minorities', are found throughout the country but especially in the north and the middle belt. The traditionally nomadic Fulani can be found all over West and Central Africa. The Fulani and the Hausa are predominantly Muslim while the Igbo are predominantly Christian and so are the Efik, Ibibio, and Annang people. The Yoruba are equally likely to be either Christian or Muslim. Indigenous religious practices remain important to all of Nigeria's ethnic groups, and frequently these beliefs are blended with Christian beliefs, a practice known as syncretism . Major Nigerian Ethnic Cultures Language distribution around 1979. Hausa (in yellow) and other Chadic languages . Area of Yorubas. Igbo in the Southeast. Edo in the South. Ijaw (Ijo). Efik-Ibibio Culture The Efik-Ibibio culture of coastal southeastern Nigeria has a significant contribution to the Nigerian culture, especially the culture of southern part of Nigeria. A brief summary is as follows: Efik-Ibibio language: This language is spoken in Akwa Ibom State and Cross River State . It has various dialects such as the Annang dialect, Oron dialect, and many others. The Efik-Ibibio language has a significant influence on the languages and names of people of southern Nigeria. Protectors : The Efik-Ibibio culture was protected by a secret society, the Ekpe , that was indigenous to southeastern Nigeria. The "Ekpe", meaning 'Lion', became a popular symbol in the Efik-Ibibio culture which later became popular in other Nigerian ethnic cultures. Writing : Nsibidi is the popular ancient indigenous writing of the Efik people was invented by the Ekpe of the Efik-Ibibio people. Food: Located in the coastal southeastern Nigeria by the Atlantic Ocean, the Efik-Ibibio people are blessed with various edible vegetables. Their food is popular throughout the entire Nigeria including the popular Afañg soup, Edikang Ikong soup, pepper soup, Ukwoho, Atama,Eritañ, jollof-rice, etc., etc. Bini Eghosa the queen of Bini Yoruba Culture The Yorubas are located on the western region of Nigeria. Igbo Culture The eastern part of Nigeria is the home of the Igbos, who are mostly Christians. Their traditional religion is known as Omenani . Socially they are led by monarchs known as Eze Igwes . These figures in turn are expected to confer subordinate titles upon men and woman that are highly accomplished. This is known as the Nze na Ozo title system. People of title are usually well-spoken, highly respected and well recognized in their communities. Hausa-Fulani Culture The Hausa-Fulani live in Northern Nigeria. Nigerian literature See also: Nigerian literature Nigeria is famous for its English language literature . Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, is an important book in African literature . [2] With over eight million copies sold worldwide, it has been translated into 50 languages, making Achebe the most translated African writer of all time. [3][4] Nigerian Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka described the work as "the first novel in English which spoke from the interior of the African character, rather than portraying the African as an exotic, as the white man would see him." [5] Apart from the speakers of standard English, a large portion of the population, roughly a third, speaks Nigerian pidgin, which has a primarily English lexicon . It has become a common lingua franca as a result. Pidgin English is a creolized form of the language. For instance, "How you dey" means "How are you". The Palm Wine Drinkard, a popular novel by Amos Tutuola , was written in it.

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Phones / Re: ***** Infinix Discussion Thread ***** by bacie(m): 4:21pm On Nov 27, 2019
this should be the best charger for your phone 385 products · Infinix Fast X Charge Note 4 Pro, Note 5, Note 6 ,Hot 7 ,S4 ... Infinix Fast Charger For All Phones(Note 2, Note 3, Hot 5,4,3,2, Hot ...

Food / How To Bake An Apple Pie In Nigsria by bacie(m): 7:58am On Nov 21, 2019
Ingredients 1. 2 pre-baked pie crusts (sold at your local grocery store) 2. 4-8 apples peeled, core removed and sliced (granny smiths are preferred or you can mix granny smith and other types) 3. 1/4 cup white sugar. 4. 1/4 cup brown sugar. 5. 2 1/2 cups 7 up. 6. 2 tablespoons lemon juice. 7. 1 table spoon butter. 8. 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
Politics / Re: Nigeria To Extend Electricity Line To Senegal, Ghana, Others by bacie(m): 4:17pm On Aug 24, 2019
The Federal Government, Wednesday, disclosed that it was building power transmission line to link up some countries in the West African sub-region. Speaking in Abuja at the 2019 participants/key stakeholders interactive forum organised by the Market Operator, the Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, Mr. Mohammed Gur Usman, stated that the project will take a 330KV electricity transmission line right from Nigeria up to Senegal. He said, "In the whole of West Africa we are the only one that has the experience of 330KV but now 330 KV will run from Nigeria unto Senegal. "Let me be precise, we are going to have a 330KV that will run from Shiroro to, to Parakou, Parakou to Northern Togo, Northern Ghana to Cote devior
"Another one will come from Northern Ghana to Senegal to Guinea-Bissau, to Mali to Burkina Faso and it will join Ghana. This is the study that we have launched." To this ends, Usman charged the major stakeholders in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry, NESI, especially, the Market Operator, MO, to be ready to assume the task of regional player in the sector. He said, "As the Chairman of West Africa Pool, WAP, I made the WAP to draft, the directives which was approved on the 22nd of May and 22nd of December, 2018. "That is the written of ECOWAS Head of State and Government of 22nf of December 2018. They approved that three directives and what are those directives that we forwarded to ECOWAS for approval are:
"First, All utilities in West Africa must have their revenue requirement. The second directive is that countries that elect not to give the requirement, they should budget for it in a transparent manner. "This means that if the utilities do not have their course reflective tariff then the countries should budget for it in a transparent manner that is they should provide for it in their national budget. "We did not stop there, we said that all utilities in west Africa should conduct themselves in such a way that they should do their procurement in a transparent manner- meaning they should adapt competitive procurement of their services and their goods because if we have the budget and we have the money and we apply it in an inefficient manner, it means that cost of energy will soon go up.
"In reality, if it is truly a market is driven by rules and regulation and people have to comply with the rules and there has to be sanction for performance and there has to be a reward of non-performance and a reward for extraordinary performance. "If a market is existing in such a way that everybody does not performance and can get away with it, there is no way that that market can grow or perform." According to him, "TCN may probably cease to exist very soon and then you will have TSP and ISO, ISO will be the one that will be operating the market operator under ISO and everything that I have to do for that transition to take place, I have been doing it daily. Every day I have been doing those things that would lead to those organizations to separate. "Because we have not applied the market position in our market tenders, in solar, you cannot say that Nigeria has comparative advantage but, in terms of normal generation that would be done by gas and hydro. "Nigeria still has comparative advantage across West Africa. Which means there is a demand for electricity from here to the rest of West Africa? What we are doing is to enable that happen. To enable that happen, we are going to build a transition line across West Africa so that we can export energy from here to the rest of Africa. "I am happy to tell you that the design consultancy Andes the environmental study for the medium backbone were launched.

Sports / Re: Andy Ruiz Jr Agrees To Fight Anthony Joshua In Saudi Arabia Rematch by bacie(m): 11:04am On Aug 24, 2019
However, the champion quickly came out and poured cold water over this, suggesting that he still wanted the contest to take place in the US. Now though, according to The Athletic , Ruiz Jr has been guaranteed ‘millions more’ than the $8million (£6.5million) originally set out in the rematch clause, and so he has consented to Saudi Arabia. Due to the fact the Mexican-American agreed to the rematch clause in the initial contact for the June 1 fight, Joshua’s team get to dictate when and where the fight takes place. Despite this, it’s claimed Ruiz’s team used the threat of refusing to compete in order to renegotiate. Ruiz Jr knocked Joshua down four times and stopped him Due to the fact neither side truly wanted to take their battle to a courtroom, a new agreement was reached in principle. It’s understood that on Thursday Ruiz received a fresh bout agreement with altered terms that will see him earn a total of around $10m (£8.2m). He’s expected to confirm he is now fully on board with the Saudi Arabia rematch in the coming days.

Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by bacie(m): 10:12am On Aug 24, 2019
2019–20 NBA season. The 2019–20 NBA season will be the 74th season of the National Basketball
Association (NBA). The regular season will begin on October 22, 2019 and will end on April 15, 2020. The playoffs will begin on April 18, 2020, and will end with the NBA Finals in June 2020.

Sports / Re: The NBA Begins by bacie(m): 10:11am On Aug 24, 2019
2019–20 NBA season. The 2019–20 NBA season will be the 74th season of the National Basketball
Association (NBA). The regular season will begin on October 22, 2019 and will end on April 15, 2020. The playoffs will begin on April 18, 2020, and will end with the NBA Finals in June 2020.

Culture / Re: Benins Were The First Educated Nigerians. Dr Okafor by bacie(m): 10:06am On Aug 24, 2019
A BINI MAN WAS THE FIRST NIGERIAN GRADUATE Let us go further; who was the first known Nigerian graduate? As this issue has generated so much controversy, it is important that I deal with it comprehensively and provide a clear evidence to substantiate my research. Readers, again kindly google the name: Olu Atuwatse (Dom Domingo). Olu Atuwatse was the crown prince of the Bini Empire who was sent to Portugal in 1601 for advanced studies by his father, the reigning Oba. He graduated from the University of Coimbra in 1611. He is the first person to obtain a European university degree. He later married the daughter of a Portuguese noble, Dona Feirs. Their son Antonio Domingo referred to in Benin History as the Golden Skinned king, succeeded him to the throne in 1643. Antonio Domingo, a Christian who wanted to spread Christianity throughout the Empire wrote the Pope in 1652 asking for Missionary assistance. This is the oldest letter written in Nigeria. I think this lays to rest which ethnic national produced the first educated Nigerians. If required, I would provide other historical research to substantiate my position further. I ask my Yoruba brothers to provide the same. -" - details

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Sports / Re: Lampard: Batshuayi Is Staying At Chelsea by bacie(m): 9:47am On Aug 24, 2019
Frank Lampard has reiterated that Michy Batshuayi will not be leaving Chelsea this summer.
Blues boss Lampard recently admitted that the likes of Davide Zappacosta, who has since joined Roma, could go, but dismissed reports that out-of-favour striker Batshuayi might leave before the European transfer window closes on 2 September.

Lampard has continued to overlook the Belgian but again made it clear at a news conference on Friday that he plans to keep him.
Chelsea have been under a transfer ban, with Olivier Giroud and youngster Tammy Abraham currently the only recognised strikers available.

Meanwhile, Lampard has revealed that N’Golo Kante is struggling with a new injuryand is a doubt for Saturday’s trip to Norwich.

European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Official Manchester United Fan Thread:''20 Times EPL Champion by bacie(m): 7:40am On Aug 23, 2019
i uwatched the wolves match to observe Lingard statics
that guy is freaking good
he was great on the pitch
his pressing was amazing
he doesn't have the quality going forward
I likes the fact that his ability to press no body presses like Lingard in the team presently

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