Showing posts from September 11, 2016

Bag of rice may sell for N40,000 by December- Minister of state for Agriculture says

Minister of State for Agriculture, Lokpobiri Heinekein says if Nigeria fails to begin the process of producing its own rice, the cost of a bag of rice may shoot up to about N40,000 by December this year. He said this at a town hall meeting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state this yesterday September 10th.  "For your information, we spend about $22bn a year importing food into Nigeria. We know how many more dollars they bought and that is why you see the price of rice going up. Price of rice was may be N12,000 some months ago, but it is now about N26,000 and if we don’t start producing, by December it could be N40,000.Rice matures in three months. So, this is a wake up call for Bayelsa people to take the four farms we have seriously. The federal government has four farms in the state in our records. The average land you see in Bayelsa can grow rice, so the colonial masters were not wrong in their assessment when they said Niger Delta could feed not only Nigerian but also the entire West Afri…

Mikel says he spent over $30000 helping to organise logistics at Rio 2016

The last is yet to be heard of Nigeria's chaotic preparations for Rio 2016 as team captain, Mikel Obi has revealed just how much he was involved behind the scenes. Speaking with the Chelsea midfielder said:  "I think if we talk about the money that I put into the team I think it was more than [£30,000] but we just had to do it. "I said to myself, 'I won’t let this happen. If I can help, I’ll try to help'. Sometimes there was no food, sometimes there was no pitch to train on, there was no bus to go to the training ground. So all of this was what me and the coach had to figure out, and get money together. "I came to the camp. I sat down with the boys in Atlanta and I could see the frustration, the pain and the anger. Their aim was to play in the Olympics, their goal was to play in the Olympics. "And for me being there and seeing what they are going through, they are young boys, they want to start their career and someone in the ministry is trying to …

Photos: Many injured in Multiple accident on 3rd mainland bridge

Many people sustained serious injuries in a multiple accident that occurred at the Oworonshoki end of the 3rd mainland bridge in Lagos this morning. See more photos from the scene of the incident below

Photo credit; Sylki Vansmoo

25 Year Old Man Committed Suicide, After A Quarrel With His Mother Over Money Issues (WATCH VIDEO)

It was a tragic day for the residence of Ejikoyejo Street in Pako Aguda Surulere, Lagos State, when a boy of about 25 years old took his own life after engaging in a quarrel with his mother.

 Eyewitness account have it that on the 11th of September 2016, the young man by name Ismaila had a quarrel with his aged mother, it was gathered that during the quarrel, ismaila demanded for a certain amount of money from his mother to travel to Calabar, where he learnt automobile work, of which it was learnt that his mother told him that she has only N4,000 left with her and the young man went inside and locked himself inside.

Trouble busted when his friends came calling him and there was no response, as they discovered that he has locked himself inside his room, only for them to see his lifeless body dangling from the ceiling fan through the window, where he had already hung himself, by the time he was brought down, he had already given up the ghost.

As at the time of filing this report, it wa…

Patience Jonathan must explain how she earned billions – Sagay

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has said with the fresh admission by Patience Jonathan that she owns the $5m traced to her accounts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, means the anti-graft agency has the right to probe her.

According to him, if the former first lady is claiming that she owns the money then she must explain how she earned it.
The discovery of the additional amount, in the former first lady’s Skye Bank account, by the EFCC brings to $20m the total amount so far traced to her.
As part of investigations into a money laundering case against a former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Jonathan, Waripamowei Dudafa, the EFCC had traced four company accounts to him with a balance of $15m.
The EFCC subsequently charged Dudafa and the four companies with money laundering.
The four companies, whose accounts have since been frozen, are Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited, Seagate Prop…

Photos: Ward Councillor shot by gunmen in Delta State

According to Adibor Freedom, Hon Silver Etieyibo, the Honourable Councillor representing Ward 16, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State was shot by suspected gunmen at Effurun Round about on Friday.

"There are supposedly 'rich' Nigerians who have everything about them financed by bank debts" - Emir of Kano M. Sanusi II

As Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, shared via his official Instagram page. Read below... "When the minister is there, you tell them, “You know, Hon. Minister, Nigeria is very lucky to have you in office.” No! You tell the minister that you are doing well, but, you know there are these areas that you must change. If a policy is wrong, it is wrong. Nothing will make it right. And it has to be changed. So, this is what we did. Look at real sector wages. It was not just Nigeria, it was all over Africa.
Look at sovereign debt fuelling growth. If you take the example of an individual. You happen to know bank MDs and you can make a few phone calls and get loans. You borrow N1 billion here today and build a very nice mansion in Abuja. You borrow another N1 billion and let your family go out on first class ticket as you are travelling all over the world. You borrow another N5 to N6 billion and buy a private jet. We have very many people in Nigeria who you think are very rich. But, who …

Another Fresh $5m found in Patience Jonathan’s account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has traced an additional $5m to the Skye Bank account of Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

This brings to $20m the total amount so far traced to the former first lady.
As part of investigations into a money laundering case against a former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Jonathan, Waripamowei Dudafa, the EFCC had traced four company accounts to him with a balance of $15m.

The EFCC subsequently charged Dudafa and the four companies with money laundering.
The four companies, whose accounts have since been frozen, are Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Limited, Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited and Globus Integrated Service Limited.
A source at the EFCC said, “While we were investigating Dudafa, we traced the four companies to him. The companies have domiciliary accounts at Skye Bank with a balance of abou…

Outrage over Oyakhilome’s marriage sermon

The General Overseer of Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has come under strong criticism from Nigerians on social media over his religious views on gender equality.

A Facebook post on the official page of the church’s online ministry, last Sunday, cited an excerpt of the clergyman’s message titled ‘Who is a husband and what is his role?’, in which husbands were defined as “masters” as opposed to “male partners.”
Oyakhilome’s ex-wife, Anita, had on February 8, finalised her divorce from the pastor and dropped his last name for “Obhodaghe.”
Her lawyers confirmed the divorce earlier this year, following months of speculation that there was trouble in their marriage.
Anita, who had cited irreconcilable differences while filing for divorce, also severed ties with the church.
But Oyakhilome, in his message on Facebook, said the reason for most problems in Christian marriages was a refusal of God’s definition of marriage by women.
He said, “They believe they are equal partners. (But)…

The wrath of God will visit the Children, Grandchildren of corrupt politicians- Prelate Sunday Mbang says

Former Prelate of the Methodist Church and one time President of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAND, Prelate Sunday Mbang, has said that the wrath of God will visit the children and grand children of corrupt politicians who steal from the treasury just to benefit themselves and their families. The clergy man who recently turned 80 years old, said this in a recent interview with Tribune.

"In Christianity, the Bible makes it clear that when you commit a crime, it is to the third and fourth generations. The belief with us is that they have allowed the grace of God in the New Testament to seem to have covered what is in the Old Testament – the wrath and love of God – which is also reflected in the New Testament. If you don’t repent of your sin, the wrath of God will fall upon you. People suffer in this country and what they would do is to explain it scientifically. I said it earlier that I made a prayer and someone died. That death would be explained scientifically and so the m…