CBN Has Not Stopped Forex For Medicals, School Fees|Banks Wanted Policy.

A Senior officer at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has authoritatively denied news reports suggesting that the bank had given approval for an end to forex sales for foreign medicals and school fees. The officer, who spoke exclusively to THEWILL, disclosed that the issue was raised by the Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) at the…

Remembering Murtala Ramat Mohammed|198 days that Shaped Nigeria.

ARGUABLY, late General Murtala Ramat Mohammed, Nigeria’s fourth head of state, is one of the country’s most popular rulers. He came to power on a promising note, showed readiness to deliver and was taken out of power when the ovation was loudest. The 198 days he spent in office were eventful and loaded with activities…

Col. Adegbe, Aide-de-Camp to Jonathan stopped at Airport. Now faces EFCC enquiry.

The on going probe into arms purchase continues today  as the Nigerian Army said it has handed over six serving Generals and one retired General to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for investigation. In a statement, Colonel Sani Usman Acting director, Army Public Relations, listed the officers sent to anti graft agency  for investigation….

EFCC DECLARES FORMER NIGER DELTA MILITANT LEADER, TOMPOLO WANTED.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday declared a former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, wanted. The anti-graft agency, in an advertorial signed by its Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said it decided to declare Tompolo wanted following two bench warrants issued against him by a Federal High Court…

2016 Grammy Awards|Miguel To Perform A Michael Jackson Tribute.

The 2016 Grammy Awards awards are only a few days away, but the show organisers continue to drop major announcements! Their latest reveal was today (February), where it was confirmed that Miguel will be performing. The crooner is set to put on a special tribute to Michael Jackson, where he’ll sing “She’s Out Of My Life” from Off The Wall (the 1979 album…

Double Suicide Bombs Overshadow German President Gauck’s visit to Nigeria.

The visit to Nigeria by German President Gauck has been overshadowed by a double suicide bombing. The blasts, 500 kilometers (311 miles) from the president’s location, highlight the challenges his Nigerian hosts face. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and his German guest President Joachim Gauck condemned on Thursday the double suicide bombing by suspected Boko Haram…

Value of African Art Rises by an incredible 200% in four years…

Bonhams auction house has set the world record prices for all the major African and South African artists. OVER the last four years African art value has risen by a whopping 200%, this according to Giles Peppiatt, Bonham’s director of African Art. In an interview with Mail and Guardian Africa, Giles explained that “when [Bonhams] first started offering…

CNN to feature Olajumoke Orisaguna, the Agege Bread Seller Turned Model.

Its good to have an unlikely, mind blowing positive/inspirational story emanating from Nigeria. The story has gone viral and CNN are about to make it global. From a bread seller walking her rounds, who happened to be in the area when TY Bello had an assignment with British superstar singer Tinie Tempah. As fate would have it,…

TOLA ADENIYI| “EXPECTATIONS” (Good Write-up)

GUEST POST Do not ever believe it when a friend or relation or even your spouse tells you that whatever it is he or she is doing for you is for free. Or more commonly, that he or she is not expecting anything in return and that whatever favour being done to you is for…

New Hampshire| Donald Trump Triumphs. Clinton Does Not.

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to thumping outsider victories in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, seizing on the fury of grass-roots voters to rock the elites who control American politics. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, whose aspirational conservative message contrasts with Trump’s populist rhetoric, surged to a surprise second place in the GOP race. But the nation’s second…

MISLEADING VOA HEADLINE|Freed Hostages Say Boko Haram Lacks Weapons.

VOA’s “Freed Hostages Say Boko Haram Lacks Weapons” is totally misleading. There was no where in the article it was reported the escaped captors categorically stated Boko Haram lacks weapons. Just because Boko Haram provided the hostages with machetes does not mean they lack weapons? Or does it? Why should a terrorist provide hostages with…

Nigerians are criminals|Truth Is Bitter, even though Buhari never said it.

Nigerians pretend a lot to be patriotic. Not sure what they gain by speaking up against Buhari who was honest with his answers. Would you expect him to spin the truth? Some would argue, he ought to. When the Telegraph asked if he thinks “Nigerians have an image problem abroad”,  his answer was spot on. “Certainly. But we are…

FULL Q&A|Buhari’s Interview with Telegraph.

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari gave an exclusive interview to the Daily Telegraph last week. Here is the full record of his remarks. Are you willing to talk to Boko Haram about the missing Chibok schoolgirls?  “As long as we can establish the bona fides of the leadership of Boko Haram, we are prepared as a…

2016 BUDGET|FG Admits Errors.

Nigeria’s Ministry of Budget and National Planning on Tuesday said the errors in the 2016 Budget were due to lack of technical knowledge of the bureaucracy on the Zero-Based Budgeting System adopted for the first time in the country to put the appropriation plan together. Charles Dafe, Director of Information, Ministry of National Planning said…

Ooni Says |Tower of Babel and The ark of Noah are located in Ile-ife.

The Ooni’s  official twitter account made its debut on 27th January with his now famous slogan ‘O ti se se’  (as seen below). I have been interested in following the progress of this modern monarch, hence the reason why I have decided to follow him on twitter.  I shall keep you abreast with his movements. So far, I can tell…

DSS arrests ISIS recruiter, 400-level student in Nigeria.

The Department of State Service on Tuesday announced the arrest of a 400-level student of Federal University of Technology, Minna, for being the operational arrowhead of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Nigeria. Abdussalam Enesi Yunusa, studying Information and Media Technology, was arrested in Kano. His arrest was sequel to available intelligence which…

Biafra: Drama as Nnamdi Kanu refuses to take off handcuffs at trial.

Trial of leader of Indigenious People of Biafra, IPOB, and two others charged with treasonable felony by the Federal Government began on a dramatic note and amidst tight security at Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday morning. Kanu, on arrival at the court from Kuje prison where he was ordered to be remanded by the…

Fresh Revelation: Metuh Withdrew Another N10billion From CBN.

An investigator of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Junaid Sa’aid on Tuesday told a Federal High Court in Abuja that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh might have received extra $2 million from former National Security Adviser (NSA) retired Col. Sambo Dasuki. At the resumed hearing on Tuesday, Junaid…

DIVINE CHANGE|Bread Seller, Olajumoke Orisaguna Signs To become a Model.

A hawker who happened to be selling Bread, going about her business as usual, had an unusual encounter on a day celebrity photographer Ty Bello happened to be doing her usual photography work with English Superstar singer Tinie Tempah. It may have been a usual day for Ty Bello, but it certainly wasn’t for Olajumoke Orisaguna….

NEW APPOINTMENT| Maikanti Baru replaces Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu as GMD of NNPC.

The Presidency has replaced Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu as the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for him to concentrate on his ministerial responsibilities. Maikanti Baru has been appointed as the new Group Managing Director of the Corporation. Until his new promotion, Baru was the Group Executive Director Exploration and Production of…

BUDGET MAFIA SAGA| 6 Things To Know.

This is a summary of my earlier post on the shocking report of Top Civil servants made up of Nigeria’s Budget Mafia. Some top officials of the federal government are about to lose their jobs for allegedly attempting to inflate the 2016 budget by over N1.7trillion. To shed more light on this, INFORMATION NIGERIA has put together 6 things…

VIDEO|#SB50 Super Bowl 50 Half Time Show with Coldplay, Beyoncé And Bruno Mars (A MUST WATCH)

In between the Denver Broncos’ dominant defense and the Carolina Panthers’ slippery fumbles, the 2016 NFL Super Bowl hosted a halftime show of epic proportions featuring Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars. During the first quarter, the headlining frontman, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, told the crowd he wanted every attendee at San Francisco’s Levi’s Stadium to participate in the halftime show. Football stands, mostly loaded up on carbs and brews, received these basic…

THE BUHARI INTERVIEW THAT HAS UPSET NIGERIANS.

Nigeria’s president has warned his fellow citizens to stop trying to make asylum claims in Britain, saying that their reputation for criminality has made it hard for them to be “accepted” abroad.  Muhammadu Buhari, the tough ex-general elected last year, said those who had joined the migrant exodus to Europe were doing so purely for…

Eko Disco to Boost Power Supply In Lekki with Egbin Power Station agreement.

The Eko Distribution Company (EKDC) has concluded a bilateral agreement with Egbin Power Station for supply of 100 mega watts of electricity to boost power supply within its network, Leadershipreports. The agreement aims at ensuring effective power supply that would enhance the current cost reflective tariff. Mr Oladele Amoda, Managing Director of Eko Disco who made this…

The Amazing Story of Bread Seller Olajumoke on the Cover of ThisDay Style

I posted a story on the amazing search for, and discovery of a bread seller caught in shot of a photography session with  Tinie Tempah  taken by celebrity photographer Ty Bello. She was the mysterious model-like-bread seller last week. Today, she adorns the front cover of ThisDay Style. There is also talk of a documentary…

BEYONCE| HER LATEST VIDEO – ‘FORMATION’ (A MUST VIEW).

The day before Beyoncé takes the stage during the Coldplay–headlined Super Bowl 50 halftime show, the singer dropped her surprise new single “Formation,” her first new song since her Beyoncé: Platinum Edition was released in November 2014. “Formation” is available to stream and download for free exclusively through Tidal. After a largely quiet 2015, this is Beyoncé’s second new video in as…

OBASANJO PROSTRATES FOR OONI: LIKE HIM OR LOATHE HIM. ADMIRE HIM. (PHOTO)

Former Nigeria’s President and elder statesman, Olusegun Obasanjo Friday during a visit to the palace of the prostrated before Ooni of Ife,  Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi. The Monarch who  is 41 years old while the ex-president is a septuagenarian.Obasanjo visted the Ooni  in the company some of his associates, such as Femi Okunnu, Femi Majekodunmi and…

#LagosMarathon| Abraham Kiptum Wins. He is Kenyan.

After three hours of marathon race at the Access Bank Lagos City 42.1km, Kenya’s Abraham Kiptom, emerged winner in 2hrs 21 mins, 20 secs ahead of his fellow compatriot, Hosea Kipkembe. Also, Debebe Toise of Ethiopia came third behind the Kenyans. The race began at the National Stadium Surulere Lagos on Saturday at 7.10 a….

#RIPTWITTER |Twitter set to change. 140 character limit to end.

Say hello to a brand new Twitter. The company is planning to introduce an algorithmic timeline as soon as next week, BuzzFeed News has learned. The timeline will reorder tweets based on what Twitter’s algorithm thinks people most want to see, a departure from the current feed’s reverse chronological order. It is unclear whether Twitter…

Buhari|IBB’s Structural adjustment programmes (SAPs) Destroyed Naira.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) killed the Naira. Ibrahim Babangida, former military president, instituted SAP between 1986 and 1988. However, during an interactive session with BBC, Buhari traced the origin of the problem facing the Nigerian currency to the administration that succeeded his in the military era. Structural adjustment programmes…