Wednesday, 30 December 2015
PICTURES: GOV. AMBODE’S CONVOY APPREHENDS AIR FORCE CADETS FORDEHUMANISING CITIZEN AT MILE 12 ON IKORODU ROAD, LAGOS
The declaration made by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed that “I can assure you that by January 2016, when we will start rolling out our programmes, we will be able to mop up as many unemployed youths as possible using the cultural platform, “What we have decided to do is to cooperate with all states and ask each state to give us 10 cities in their state,
Monday, 28 December 2015
The year 2015 ended on a happy note for i and members of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), as thousands of gaily dressed members turned up for the 2015 edition of Ajagunmale Festival, which held at the premises of Lekki Local Council Development Area, Lekki, Lagos State.
Being the last festival for the year in the crowded festival calender of the organisation, the members, who were already in festive mood, turned out to celebrate Ajagunmale, who was described as the chief praise singer in heaven.
Wednesday, 23 December 2015
NIGERIA SUPREME COUNCIL FOR ISLAMIC AFFAIRS MEETS IGP ON NATIONAL SECURITY · Expresses confidence in Police
Monday, 21 December 2015
Our attention has been drawn to a call by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on the Federal Government to remove fuel subsidy.
This call, coming at this time when Nigerians are suffering untold hardship as a result of the downturn in global economy is both shocking and disappointing.
It is particularly disturbing that such call was made by a leader of the APC, a party whose leaders were in the forefront of a protest that shook the nation when former President Goodluck Jonathan increased fuel price to N97 per liter a few years ago.
As we speak, more than 15 states are unable to pay their workers as a result of the shortfall in the nation's earnings.
Without doubt, the removal of the fuel subsidy, which in truth is about the only thing that Nigerians enjoy from the government, will inflict more hardship on hapless Nigerians.
Therefore, any increase in the price of fuel via the removal of subsidy will definitely lead to increase in the prices of food stuff, while transport fares will shoot up, leaving civil servants who are already suffering from the shortfall in government's allocations to suffer more.
Rather than attempt to remove subsidy, the government should focus its attention on efforts to put our refineries in good shape.
It is a shame that at this age of our national life, Nigeria takes her crude oil to smaller countries like Equatorial Guinea to refine and later bring back same into the country as imported fuel.
Nigerians cannot continue to take the same old story by government that it cannot continue to subsidize the price of fuel, when we all know that that is only little benefit that Nigerians enjoy.
But the truth is that the call for subsidy removal should not surprise any Nigerian with discerning mind.
The government had for some time now drummed it into our ear to prepare for tougher times.
Government has also promised us change, but whatever change Nigerians expect and deserve from President Muhhamadu Buhari should not be to further push them into poverty.
Let President Buhari and all organs of government responsible for production and distribution of oil in the country stop the blame game and go after the disease instead of continuing to treat the symptom, which at all times, have only given us temporary reprieve.
More importantly, it is imperative that the government should know that any attempt to remove subsidy will only benefit the oil marketers, the cartel and all those who have combined to make living hell for Nigerians.
It is also important to remind government that any talk of subsidy in Nigeria is a government magic designed to deceive the people.
If truth be told, it is Nigerians that subsidize the little the government is doing.
Nigerians provide their own power, borehole, security, fill potholes and send their kids to private schools.
These are the problems President Buhari and the government should focus its attention on and not a planned subsidy removal as punishment for Nigerians for voting for him.
Saturday, 19 December 2015
27-year old Cynthia Shalom has emerged the winner of the 2015 edition of the Next Movie Star. The budding Nigerian actress, model and dance instructor beat 15 other housemates to emerge winner of the coveted crown and is set to smile home with a brand new SUV, management deal, movie contract for three years and mouthwatering wardrobe allowance.
Management of Asha Microfinance Bank Limited on Wednesday 16th December, 2015 extended their Corporate Social Responsibility to Yewa Junior High School, Agege, Lagos by donating textbooks and branded exercise books to the students of the school at a ceremony attended by parents, teachers and clients of the foremost bank.
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Apparently disturbed by the activities of quacks, vehicle tracking agents in Nigeria, The Association of Telematics Operators of Nigeria (ATON) has finally taken the bull by the horn to address the situation.
The association has therefore begun to put all those in the business of vehicle tracking into integrity test that is in conformity with laid down rules and regulations of Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC.
According to ATON, a major step to begin the campaign to sanitize the industry will begin on Thursday, 17th December 2015, at the Lagos Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Ikeja when the association will be formally launched and presented to the public in the presence of strategic stakeholders like The Police, Nigerian Communications Commission, Standard Organisation of Nigeria, Federal Road Safety Commission and the rest of such.
ATON is made up of of NCC-Licensed Tracking Companies involved in the sale and installation of Telematics Products and Services in Nigeria.
ATON is currently the only organization of its kind.
According to the association, it's primary existence is for the PROTECTION and PROJECTION of tracking and telematics industry and standards, and the delivery of RETURNS to all stakeholders as reflected in their vision ' To Improve standards in the vehicle security industry in Nigeria'.
ATON acts as a catalyst for the national and economic development of the telematics industry through the increased usage of telematics technology-based solutions and services in the Corporate and Government Sectors with optimal customer satisfaction.
Among its various objectives are: (a) To establish a close relationship with Government through the supervising Agency, the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) on behalf of the Telematics & Tracking community for the development of the industry.
(b) To assist in the formation of industry standards, specifications, protocols and laws and other inter related technologies and applications in Telematics which are in harmony with international standards.
(c) To be the industry reference point as the recognized body of professionals who can / will do professional tracking and telematics practice with guarantee and peace of mind.
(d) To encourage research, development, education and training in Telematics operations.
(e) To encourage the printing, publishing and circulation of journals, periodicals, books, papers, reports and other technical and commercial literature related to its fields of activities.
(f) To launch publicity campaign to educate the stakeholders including awareness building about the benefits of integrated Telematics community and a host of others.
The Association according to its Public Relations Officer, Eno Essien, is open to those who meet its eligibility criteria as stated on their website www.aton.com.ng
At the moment the association has as its Chairman, Olugbemi Oyeneyin.
SENATE ORDERS REINSTATEMENT AND PROMOTION OF POLICEMAN SUSPENDED FOR 21 YEARS, SENATOR ADEOLA REACTS
Following a petition presented by Senator Solomon Adeola (Lagos West) on behalf of one of his constituents, Sgt. Amos Olaniyan on October 6, 2015, the Senate has ordered the reinstatement, promotion and payment of all dues to Sgt Olaniyan who was verbally suspended from the Nigerian Police Force 21 years ago.
This follows the consideration and adoption of recommendations of the Report of the Senator Sam Anyanwu led Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petition that investigated the suspension of Sgt. Olaniyan from the Force.
Nine Foreigners Bag five Years Jail Term for Illegal Oil Bunkering ... Two Nigerians Also Bag Two Year Jail
Tuesday, 15 December 2015
Another set of 643 customers of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited have emerged as winners of cash and various exciting gifts at the second draws of the Bank’s ongoing reward scheme tagged, ‘’FCMB Millionaire Promo Season 2’’, held nationwide on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. The electronic selection of the winners was witnessed by officials of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Consumer Protection Council and thousands of customers of the financial institution.
According to Sahara Reporters Presidential spokesman has confirmed that President Buhari received money from Dasuki,as well as bullet proof vehicles. Adeshina claims they were statutory entitlements of the President.
Saturday, 12 December 2015
The Shiite Sect on the orders of their leader, Ibrahim Alzak-zaky today afternoon in Zaria attacked the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff while on his way to pay homage on the Emir of Zazzau and attend the Passing Out Parade of 73 Regular Recruits Intake of Depot Nigerian Army, Zaria.
The Hotel Owners Forum Abuja (HOFA), has decried the issue of multiple taxation imposed on its members by government.
The President of HOFA, Dr Bola Onigbogi made this known at the annual dinner of the forum in Abuja on Friday.
She said that because if the visibility of hotel business, it was easy for government agencies to track them down for the enforcement of numerous taxes.
`` A quick count of the amount of taxes we pay shows that we pay over 30 different taxes in Abuja. Can anyone survive this onslaught? Can any business survive under this regulatory environment? The answer is no.
Nigeria Union in South Africa has condemned the killing of a 34 year old housewife, Mrs Christiana Onyeka, by unknown gunmen on Dec. 3.
Onyeka, a mother of four and native of Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra, was killed in her husband`s office in Midrand, near Johannesburg.