May 2015 - Archieve

Under the hood articles from the past.


View all the highlights and download photos from the Inauguration Ceremony of the New Nigerian President, Muhammad Buhari GCFR inaugurated today 29th May, 2015.


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Ross Perot, an American Multi-billionaire and a Texas Entrepreneur, was once asked the secret of his wealth, he said, “what I can do for this country is to create jobs; I’m pretty good at that and the Lord knows we need them.

Generally, Success doesn’t answer to the consumer, it answers to the sower or Contributors.  The more value you contribute, the more you will earn.

Your reward in life is dependent on the problem you solve for someone else and if you are willing to contribute to the progress of people around you.

Elbert Hubbard said, “People who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for any more than they do”. While Anthony Robin expound this by saying,  ‘The single most important way to expand your income is to device a way to consistently add real value to people’s lives and you will prosper.’

How rich you will be is majorly a function of how much you produce because money as a means of exchange is only given to you in exchange of the goods or services you produce, contributed or offer to someone else who needs it.

So, i challenge you today, contribute to someone’s life. Sow that seed today, so as to enjoy profit tomorrow. Remember, when that thing in your hand is too small to be a harvest, make it a seed. See you at the top. Shalom!

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New Reports Says 200 Soldiers were Sacked from the Nigerian Army

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200 soldiers have reportedly been dismissed by the Nigerian army over allegations of cowardice and insubordination during the army's operation to take over Sambisa forest. The soldiers were dismissed at the Rukuba Barracks in Jos, Plateau State on tue. May 26th. 

When asked about the dismissal, Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, did not deny the claims but stated emphatically, that the army as an institution has zero tolerance for cowardice and insubordination.

Court Refuses to Stop Wike's Swearing-in


According to Channelstv, We gathered that the Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday refused an application to stop the Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, Justice Kate Abiru, from swearing in the Rivers State Governor-elect, Chief Nyesom Wike, on May 29, 2015.
Justice Ibrahim Buba, while turning down the application, said granting such would amount to “adding insult upon the injury” of the people of Rivers State, who currently “have no judiciary”.
The judge held that though the applicants had a meritorious cause of action because the issues bordered on the sanctity of the constitution, granting their ex parte application may occasion a state of anarchy in Rivers State.
“I am of the firm view that no court should make the order ex parte to further compound the problems in Rivers State,” Buba held.
The applicants are three Lagos-based legal practitioners – Monday Ubani, John Nwokwu and Gabriel Okoro.
Joined as respondents in the suit are; the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Mohammed Adoke, Bayelsa CJ, Justice Abiru and Wike.
The plaintiffs are contending that Justice Abiru cannot swear Wike in because the constitution only allowed the Chief Judge of the state or the President of the Customary Court of Appeal of Rivers State to do so.
The Attorney General of the Federation, Adoke, had, in a press statement on May 19, requested that Abiru should handle the swearing in of the Governor-elect on May 29, because Rivers State currently has no substantive Chief Judge.
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Adoke hadREPORTEDLY said it was to avert a likely constitutional crisis in Rivers State.
He said the directive was in line with the constitution and urged the citizens to take note and respect it.
But Nwokwu, who deposed to a 25-paragraph affidavit in support of the ex parte application, claimed that Adoke’s directive “is already causing public confusion and uncertainty in the country.”
The applicants therefore sought an order “restraining the 2nd defendant from administering the oath of office on the 3rd respondent on the basis of the directive of the 1st respondent and to stay all actions pending the determination of the substantive suit.”
In the alternative, they wanted the court to make an order “restraining the defendants whether by themselves, agents, servants and privies from taking any further steps in CONNECTION with the matter pending determination.”
They had claimed that it would be in the interest of justice to grant the ex parte application.
Buba, however, refused to grant their request, saying “we cannot all be shallow or be shallow-minded. There shall be no room for anarchy”.
He adjourned till June 29 to hear the motion on notice.
(Credit: Channelstv)

4 Big Enemies Buhari Must Overcome after Swearing in on Friday

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Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as Nigeria’s next president on Friday but he has a daunting to-do list after promising wholesale change during elections two months ago.
Here are four key areas, otherwise termed enemies of his successful administration he will have to tackle when he takes office:

– Corruption –
Buhari, 72, has said the corrupt and corruption will have no place in his administration, sparking fears of a wide-ranging crackdown similar to his previous time as military ruler in the 1980s. But he has pledged outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan has “nothing to fear” and there will be no witch-hunt against the former administration.

Some areas are likely to be too big to ignore, however, such as the running of the opaque, state-run oil firm, which is seen as riddled with corruption. Analysts predict Buhari will beef up existing anti-corruption agencies, while he has personally promised to declare his assets and liabilities for greater transparency and accountability.

Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) estimates it could save three trillion naira ($15 billion, 13 billion euros) by streamlining government and plugging “leakages” in the system.

– Security –

Jonathan’s administration will be remembered for the rise of Boko Haram Islamists, who left least 15,000 people dead and more than 1.5 million homeless in a six-year campaign of violence. Boko Haram is currently seen as on the run but security experts say the war is far from over, with sporadic attacks continuing and the likelihood the rebels could regroup in border regions.

Former army general Buhari has recognised the need for top-down reform to boost poor morale and end graft that hit military procurement, leaving troops ill-equipped to fight. But restructuring also needs to go hand-in-hand with social and economic programmes to tackle the root causes of the insurgency, namely lack of development and unemployment in the Muslim north.

Buhari has indicated he will maintain regional cooperation with Chad, Niger and Cameroon but he faces potential trouble on another front from former militants in the oil-producing southern Delta. Rebels wanting a fairer share of oil wealth have threatened to resume their activities against energy facilities in the region if a government amnesty programme is not extended beyond this year.

– Unemployment –

Nearly two-thirds of Nigeria’s population of more than 170 million is under 30. But unemployment is currently nudging 30 percent, despite strong overall rates of economic growth in recent years. Outgoing Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in 2013 recognised the benefits of growth needed to be shared more equitably. The APC says some 110 million people still live in poverty.

Buhari’s administration has pledged to embark on a massive programme of industrialisation, including building railways, improving roads and ports, and improving crumbling infrastructure. But those programmes could be hamstrung immediately by lack of funds, with Nigeria hit hard by the slump in the global price of oil, on which it depends for 90 percent of foreign income.

Observers say diversifying the economy is a must, as is educational reform to improve skills. Some 10.5 million Nigerian children are currently out of school — the most in the world.

– Energy –

Last Friday, the government said Nigeria was producing just 1,327 megawatts of electricity — an all-time low and down even on Buhari’s last time in power in 1983-85. Reversing the country’s crippling power deficit is seen as key to driving economic growth but has evaded successive governments because of mismanagement, incompetence and vested interests.

Buhari is expected to decentralise, deregulate and privatise the transmission sector, opening it up to competition. The APC has reportedly promised to triple generation to 12,000 MW by 2019. He will also have to address the oil and gas sector and controversial subsidies paid to fuel importers who bring in petroleum products because of a lack of functioning refineries.

The government’s alleged non-payment of arrears saw fuel supply lines shut down in recent weeks, causing a crippling shortage that brought Nigeria to a near standstill.
(Credit: Vanguard)

#NMCLagos: New Media Conference Lagos Holds on 27th May 2015

The Maiden Edition of the New media conference is holding on 27th of May, 2015. Notable resources persons have been for this event. 

This event is for aspiring bloggers, digital media specialists and stake holders in digital media.
The Theme for this year’s conference is: NEW MEDIA IN THIS AGE: CHANGING THE WHOLE PERSPECTIVE.

Speakers at the highly anticipated event are: Sinem Onabanjo, Ameyaw Debrah, Jesse Oguntimehin, Ayodele Rotimi, Subomi Plumptre, Adekoya Adetola, Abisoye Ajayi, Demilade Olaosun, Ofili Okechukwu, Osagie Alonge, Oluwasun Agbelusi, Oluwafemi Adebule,Taiwo Ogunlade. etc. The event will be hosted by Saco.

The New Media Conference is supported by Y Naija, K Stunt Media, First Class Screens, Ebonylife TV, Acada Magazine,  Afrotainment, Printivo, Photo Booth Naija, Pulse NG, Information Nigeria, Terra Kulture, Google Nigeria, Print Magic, Media Exposure, That 1960 Chick and powered by Olori Supergal Company.

The Venue of the Confernce is at Terrakulture, Tiamiyu Savage, off Ahmadu Bello way, Victoria Island by 12pm prompt. All interested individuals are welcome

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11 Year Expired Products, Maggots etc. The SHOCKING Tale of Chocolat Royal Shut Down by NAFDAC

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Chocolat Royal on Etim Inyang Crescent in VI, Lagos is a well known and loved bakery, ice cream shop and cafe.
Many who frequent the shop/building, that also houses sister companies 96.9 Cool FM and 95.1 WAZOBIA FM, amongst others, and were shocked to find out it was shut down by NAFDAC last week. According to City Reporters, several facts emerged:
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  • All food products/source material had expired – the oldest since 2004 and the newest in 2013. There were maggots found in some.
  • 90% of the products were not labelled in English, and therefore were not registered by NAFDAC.
  • Illegal cold rooms were found in the building and in the MD – Amin Moussalli‘s house.
  • The contaminated food products were stored in cold rooms on top of sewage (‘suck away’ pit) and in front of toilets.
The foreign chefs also gave chilling insight into the business practices – they knew the products were expired but still went ahead to make them. City Reporters states:
On interrogation, the jittery cooks who identified themselves as John Gbokasa and David from Benin Republic confirmed to NAFDAC officials that the House belongs to Mr Moussali and that the fake, unregistered and expired food products found inside the two cold rooms were for Chocolat Royal.
“I know that the products have expired, some, 2004, 2006, 2009, but I am a cook and I take instruction from my boss,” David said.
“Anytime they need some products to prepare edibles at Chocolat Royal, they come here with van and mine is to give them key to take whatever they want and after they finish taken the items, they will return the key to me,” John added.
They however begged the NAFDAC officials not to arrest them but wait until their boss, Mr Moussalli who absconded and is still at large or the wife who they said was out of the country return. NAFDAC however, turn down their plea and arrested the two who during interrogation at Apapa office of the Agency gave vital information to NAFDAC.

Basic Guide to Anger Management


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The emotion of anger is neither good nor bad. It’s perfectly healthy and normal to feel angry when you’ve been mistreated or wronged. The feeling isn't the problem—it's what you do with it that makes a difference. Anger becomes a problem when it harms you or others.

If you have a hot temper, you may feel like it’s out of your hands and there’s little you can do to tame the beast. But you have more control over your anger than you think. You can learn to express your emotions without hurting others—and when you do, you’ll not only feel better, you’ll also be more likely to get your needs met. 

Mastering the art of anger management takes work, but the more you practice, the easier it will get. And the payoff can be huge. Learning to control your anger and express it appropriately can help you build better relationships, achieve your goals, and lead a healthier, more satisfying life.

Ready to get your anger under control? Start by considering these 10 anger management tips as recommended by Mayoclinic:

1. Think before you speak

In the heat of the moment, it's easy to say something you'll later regret. Take a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything — and allow others involved in the situation to do the same.

2. Once you're calm, express your anger

As soon as you're thinking clearly, express your frustration in an assertive but nonconfrontational way. State your concerns and needs clearly and directly, without hurting others or trying to control them.

3. Get some exercise

Physical activity can help reduce stress that can cause you to become angry. If you feel your anger escalating, go for a brisk walk or run, or spend some time doing other enjoyable physical activities.

4. Take a timeout

Timeouts aren't just for kids. Give yourself short breaks during times of the day that tend to be stressful. A few moments of quiet time might help you feel better prepared to handle what's ahead without getting irritated or angry.

5. Identify possible solutions

Instead of focusing on what made you mad, work on resolving the issue at hand. Does your child's messy room drive you crazy? Close the door. Is your partner late for dinner every night? Schedule meals later in the evening — or agree to eat on your own a few times a week. Remind yourself that anger won't fix anything and might only make it worse.

6. Stick with 'I' statements

To avoid criticizing or placing blame — which might only increase tension — use "I" statements to describe the problem. Be respectful and specific. For example, say, "I'm upset that you left the table without offering to help with the dishes," instead of, "You never do any housework."

7. Don't hold a grudge

Forgiveness is a powerful tool. If you allow anger and other negative feelings to crowd out positive feelings, you might find yourself swallowed up by your own bitterness or sense of injustice. But if you can forgive someone who angered you, you might both learn from the situation. It's unrealistic to expect everyone to behave exactly as you want at all times.

8. Use humor to release tension

Lightening up can help diffuse tension. Use humor to help you face what's making you angry and, possibly, any unrealistic expectations you have for how things should go. Avoid sarcasm, though — it can hurt feelings and make things worse.

9. Practice relaxation skills

When your temper flares, put relaxation skills to work. Practice deep-breathing exercises, imagine a relaxing scene, or repeat a calming word or phrase, such as, "Take it easy." You might also listen to music, write in a journal or do a few yoga poses — whatever it takes to encourage relaxation.

10. Know when to seek help

Learning to control anger is a challenge for everyone at times. Consider seeking help for anger issues if your anger seems out of control, causes you to do things you regret or hurts those around you.

Iheanacho Lands in New Zealand


Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho became the first player in the Flying Eagles squad to land in New Zealand Monday for the the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
The 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup MVP played for Man City's U-21s on Saturday, scoring twice in their 3-1 over Manchester United U-21s before embarking on the New Zealand trip.
Flying Eagles team secretary Aliyu Auwal Ibrahim confirmed Iheanacho 's arrival in Auckland.
"Kelechi is already in Auckland and waiting for us," said the official.
The main squad of 18 players are due in Auckland on Tuesday afternoon before they connect to their match venue in New Plymouth.
The African champions are drawn against Brazil, North Korea and Hungary in Group E.