Thursday, 21 May 2015

Me and Buhari would inherit a bad economy .

The Vice President-elect, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said the Muhammadu Buhari-led government will inherit the worst economy ever in the history of the nation.

Also, a former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has advised Buhari to take advantage of the country’s current level of public support for him to take hard decisions.

Osinbajo and Blair spoke during the opening of a two-day Policy Dialogue on the Implementation of the Agenda for Change, which began in Abuja on Wednesday.

Osinbajo put the nation’s local and international debt profile at US$60bn with a 2015 debt-serving bill of N953.6bn, representing 21 per cent of this year’s budget.

He noted that an estimated 110 million out of the nation’s over 170 million population, were living in extreme poverty while the largest chunk of the benefits of the nation’s wealth was going into the pockets of a small percentage of the population.
ccording to him, the nation’s dwindling oil revenues has made it difficult for 24 of Nigeria’s 36 states to pay salaries.

Stand on star boy's ride.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Amaechi received N257Billion from ECA in 2013- - Okonjo Ngozi iweala .

From cable ; 

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, minister of finance and coordinating minister of the economy, says Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, received a total of N N257.6 billion from the federation account between January and October 2013. Okonjo-Iweala said the governors’ forum had no basis asking her to account for $20 billion from the excess crude account (ECA) because details of the ECA are published every month. 
She added that the ECA is discussed at every monthly session of the federal accounts allocation committee (FAAC), where all the state commissioners of finance are usually present. 

Fashola Visits US Senators .

Lagos state Governor Raji Fashola, who is currently in the US, yesterday May 19th visited the US Senate building where he had meetings with some of the Senators.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Denrele Edun set to wed .

See excerpts from his interview with Punch ;

The person is fully committed but I am not really ready. I feel like I have frustrated her to a large extent and she has tolerated me for a very long time. We have been friends for a while. I am a very inconsistent person; she could call or send a message and I will not reply until after five days. I will not use my job as an excuse because it would be a wrong thing to do,” he said.

It seems he has changed his mind and is ready to walk his lady down the aisle. In a telephone conversation with Saturday Beats during the week, Denrele said that he would get married this year.

 It is true that I am about to get married but it is not now. I would get married later this year. It was meant to be a secret but I don’t know how everybody has heard. I just hope ‘bad bele’ people would not jinx the marriage for me and make the girl that wants to marry me change her mind. She is the same girl I spoke about with you during our last interview. I cannot explain how the girl captured my heart but everyone would find out on the D-Day. I don’t want to share the identity of my wife now. When the time comes, people would know who she is,” Denrele said.

Obansnjo fires Anne welsh for Money laundering

The Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation has sacked its London-based Chief Executive Officer, Anne Welsh, following video evidence allegedly showing that she had been involved in money laundering activities for many years.
It was learnt that Welsh, a former investment banker, met the former president during a conference in Brussels, Belgium in 2011 when she was the Chairperson of the Sickle Cell Society.
The video footage, which was discreetly shot by one of the participants at a United Kingdon meeting in December 2014, showed how Welsh allegedly plotted a $4.9m (N980m) scheme to exploit the Ebola Virus Disease tragedy in West Africa through helping a group of ‘Lebanese businessmen’ who wished to donate money to Obasanjo Foundation for some work in Sierra Leone.

Bringing more details later.

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Friday, 1 May 2015

Fuel Scarcity will continue even Government pays subsidy - - NUPENG.

Despite the billions of naira paid by the federal government to oil marketers, the president of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Comrade Igwe Achese, has disclosed that scarcity of fuel would persist if the refineries are not put in proper shape.

This comes as the coordinating minister of the economy and minister of finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said yesterday that the federal government had released N156 billion for payment to oil marketers, leaving a balance of N98 billion certified by PPPRA as the amount owed them.

The N156 billion is the latest in a series of significant payments made to the oil marketers within the last five months. These include over N300 billion in two instalments in December last year and N31 billion in interest differentials recently. In all, oil marketers have received over N500 billion within the past five months.

The minister, while announcing the release of the fund, urged the marketers to appreciate the efforts being made by the federal government to meet up with their payments and reciprocate with some understanding of the situation of Nigerians who should not suffer more. She urged the marketers to sustain the distribution and supply of fuel to end the suffering of Nigerians at fuel stations.

However, Achese who stated that the payment would not end fuel scarcity, while speaking to journalists in Lagos during a pre-May Day symposium organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress led by Comrade Joe Ajero’s group, said scarcity would continue as long as the country keeps importing fuel.

Meanwhile, the acute fuel scarcity plaguing most parts of the country has taken a serious toll on residents of Oyo State, such that motorists have resorted to the black market where a litre of fuel goes for as high as N300.

Women 's Game ; Things Ladies Do To Test If A Guy Truly Loves Her

Guys can i have your attention ! Straight to the Gist 

Ignore his calls

Intentionally, a lady can shut down her network to the guy by ignoring his calls for a moment( not 2days neither a week, as they guy may quit). The moment I am talking about may be at most a day.

Lukewarm attitude

Also can be referred as mood swing. They show heaven for the guy today and abyss for him tomorrow. A times for no reason ladies grab their emotional nature to punishing the guy for no offence. They nag excessively at him and later show empathy by apologising.

Fail to show up on date

To test his impatience attitude after planning a day for beautiful date, she may show up very late or not show up at all. Though this is very risky but they display it especially when they have been dating him for a long time.

Observing his listening skills

Ladies are designed to talk and can talk through out the day without getting tired. Therefore, they engage their boyfriends into discussion to observe if he is listening or not.

To defend her in public

Ladies can deliberately act wayward in public to see if her guy will defend her or not. The moment he fails to perform his function, her heart may grow cold for him as time goes on.

Xenophobia ; rivalry between Nigeria and South african revealed.

The recall of Nigeria's top diplomat after a spate of xenophobic attacks in South Africa follows several similar spats that expose the two countries' deep rivalry for economic and political dominance in Africa.

Nigeria's Acting High Commissioner to South Africa Martin Cobham said on Saturday he had been "invited" to Abuja to discuss this month's anti-immigrant attacks in South Africa, which have killed at least seven people.

Televised images of armed gangs attacking immigrants and looting foreign-owned stores in Johannesburg have sparked a backlash in Nigeria, where hundreds protested in front of shops owned by South African brands like MTN and Shoprite.

South Africa's foreign ministry on Sunday called Cobham's recall an "unfortunate and regrettable step", before taking a swipe at Abuja for its own record on protecting foreigners.

Last September, a church hostel collapsed in Lagos, killing 115 people, most of them South African. Nigeria was criticised for its slow response to the disaster and what some saw as a haphazard rescue effort.