Friday, 25 March 2016
Thursday, 24 March 2016
Plastics Manufacturing Assembly Plant, Emene, Enugu.
"Ex-militants have now been trained and graduated from formal and informal trainings.
been able, through its formal vocational programmes, trained approximately 17,000 beneficiaries in various skills and set up or employed more than 3,583 beneficiaries.
The process is ongoing and 1,040 will conclude their refreshers and set up their own business by the end of
give up and kept going back and it paid off; see where I am today.
According to NAIJ.com The federal government to address the constant clashes between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in the country.
and employment of skilled Nigerian workers in their country.
countries, and which President, Mohammadu Buhari has further bolstered with his recent official visit to the United
Arab Emirate and considering the series of agreements signed in the areas of trade, economic development,
investment and industry as well as in legal cooperation among others.
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Investment Properties Limited (BIPCL).
– The bill aims to protect the state from religious extremism and hate speech
Ever since the announcement of a proposed bill by the Kaduna state government to make illegal and regulate certain religious activities in the state, citizens across
the nation have condemned the bill, with many describing it as obnoxious.
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
– Governor Fayose says recent bloodshed in the country is as a result of God's anger towards President Buhari
– Adds that the president is presently clueless and cannot rule the country
– Insists that his predictions earlier this year have come to passPresident Muhammadu Buhari seems to be praying to God here.
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has yet again, lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari over the way he has handled Nigeria since he came into power.Fayose, who had vowed never to stop attacking the president, told journalists on Tuesday, March 22, that God is angry with him (Buhari), hence the unending bloodshed in the country.
The outspoken governor was speaking against the backdrop of recent violent reports that characterized the rerun elections in Rivers, where a youth corps member was among those confirmed dead during the series of attacks.
According to Vanguard, Fayose said that President Buhari oversaw elections that were remarkably bloody adding that power belonged to God and should not be abused by any individual no matter how highly
placed they are.
properties in the area, displacing many residents of Agatu.
NIGERIA'S CURRENT 36 STATE STRUCTURE SHOULD BE SCRAPPED BECAUSE IT ONLY FAVORS CIVIL SERVANTS, POLITICIANS AND GOVERNMENT APPOINTEES AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS.
Celebrating Goodluck Jonathan - Our New African Leadership Magazine Person Of The Year, By Usama Dandare
Monday, 21 March 2016
Mr. Okupe said, "Senator Buruji Kashamu is not the leader of the PDP in the southwest. He is not even the leader of the party in Ogun state. He leads an NGO called Omo Ilu which engages in empowerment programmes in the state, mainly in the Ogun East Senatorial district.
Sometimes You Need to Break It￼
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you
should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye
Psalm 32:8 (NIV)
Years ago I read a book by Robert J. Kriegel and
Louis Patler entitled If it Ain't Broke...Break it. In
direct opposition to the old saying "If it ain't
broke, don't fix it," the authors proposed that
some things, even though they seem to be
working, should be changed.
We can be stubborn and argue all of the reasons
why we shouldn't change, but sometimes change
is simply necessary. In fact, you change for one of
two reasons: wisdom or crisis.
You can either lead change or have change drag
you kicking and screaming in directions you don't
want to go.
Many people wait for a crisis to change. Some
don't take their health seriously until they are
faced with a major illness; others refuse to make
changes in their management approach until
great employees have quit. Some churches refuse
to change until attendance has dipped so low that
they're having trouble keeping the lights on. They
wanted to avoid change, but change is coming
regardless--even if that change comes in the form
of having to close their doors.
The Deluded Son Of An Ethnic Miscarriage: A Rejoinder To Femi Fani-Kayode's Verbal Masturbation, By Usama Dandare
Last week, we learnt that angry former ministers and senior PDP officials under Goodluck Ebele Jonathan had an emergency meeting during which they threatened to expose him for being duplicitous in the theft of $2.1 billion meant for defence procurement. They vowed to carryout their threat unless he intervenes and stops the EFCC from prosecuting them.
House of Rep leader, Femi Gbajabiamila receives Ayodele Dada, the Uni-Lag graduate who made 5:0GP (photos)
House Leader of Nigeria's 8th House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, received Mr Ayodele Dada a student of the department of psychology, faculty of social sciences, University of Lagos psychology who set a new academic record by graduating with a 5.0 Cumulative Grade Point, at his office today March 20. Speaking about Ayodele's visit to his office, Mr. Gbajabiamila said;
I believe as leaders and as a country its time we start celebrating our successes particularly in a period of great national despondency that has enveloped us for years now. I believe we should recognize, celebrate and commend Mr Ayodele so as to encourage him and give hope and inspiration to many others.
Sunday, 20 March 2016
Sunday, 6 March 2016
Justifying why he and other members of the
National Working Committee of the PDP stole a
quarter of a billion naira of party funds
immediately after President Jonathan lost the
election, Olisa Metuh says:
"Before going to press PDP Publicity Secretary,
Olisa Metuh told Saharareporters that the
payments was made to assist NWC for the
Governorship and state house of assembly
elections that took place on April 11th 2015. He
said that since the Presidency was more
concerned about transparency, they Presidency
Campaign Council should publish how it gave
out N700 million to each state and most
importantly how the Presidency spent Nigerian
resources in the last 6 years."
Sometimes last week I took time to tour the various dilapidated companies own by ondo state and to know the various minerals and investment potential in the state....
I was at Ifon, Omialafara, okeluse and other places. ..
here I am holding samples of Kaolin, Glass sand/Silica sand....kaolin can be use to produce ceramics, floor tiles, bricks, medicine, insecticides, food additives, and refractive products while silica sand can be use to produce sheet glass, bottle glass and other glass product.
At the moment the state is unable to pay over 4months salary while the state sit on pot of Gold...this is just one of the many minerals in the state, we have limestone, bitumen which is second largest in d world after canada, natural gas, crudeoil, iron ore etc....
Federal government must grant resource autonomy to state in other to boost their local economy. Our states cant be sitting on pot of Gold while we suffer.
God bless Ondo state, Oduduwa Republic.
Olaoluwakitan Martins Armani
Nigerian busybody. He was a prolific letter
writer. A much better letter writer than
President Obasanjo. Apostle Paul wrote his own
letters internationally. There was no people he
did not feel inclined to guide and advice via
Corinthians, the Philippians, and the Galatians.
Then he wrote to the Ephesians and the
Because he wrote so many letters to so many peoples, Apostle Paul often repeated or plagiarised himself. For instance, he gave the Thessalonians and the Ephesians the same advice:
thanks and praise to God. In essence, no matter how worwor your situation is, find some wiggle room for praise.
flight plan for whatever destination the die falls on.
moment, Apostle Paul would have comforted them and told them to give thanks.
soil with a tar brush ready for his own citizens.
Saturday, 5 March 2016
as grave, I doubt that Mr.
Buhari's economic team is
as strong as it should be.
Has the president what it
takes to steer the economy,
in the short run, out of the
current storm, and, in the
long run, to put it on a
course of steady growth?
Has he received the best
advice on the nature and
impact of the economic mess
as well as possible
the phrase, "It's the economy, stupid." A year
earlier, then incumbent President George H.
Bush—who was seeking reelection on the
platform of the Republican Party—had a high
job approval rating on the strength of ordering
a military offensive that drove invading Iraqi
soldiers out of Kuwait. But by the time 1992
rolled around, much of Mr. Bush's political
capital had been eroded in the face of an
Friday, 4 March 2016
"Wisdom is knowing the right path to take. Integrity is taking it." - M.H. McKee.
Sunday, 21 February 2016
black suit with a green tie was Professor Iyagba.
"Stand up!" He had thundered. I knew if he had to repeat
himself again or come over to pull me up I'll be in a lot
more trouble so I reluctantly stood up murmuring a silent
prayer to my God.
"I'm so sorry sir..." I said once I had stood up leaning
slightly on the desk at my front.
"Would you stand up right!" He thundered once more. He
sounded a lot louder this time, I felt a cold shiver run down
my spine. I did as told.
administration is to ensure national food security before export of
The President said this while contributing to a Presidential Panel
Roundtable on Investment and Growth Opportunities at the opening
session of the Africa 2016: Business for Africa, Egypt and the World
at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
President Buhari stressed that Nigeria being a mono-economy dependent
on oil, and with a teeming unemployed youth population, the way out of
the current slump in the global oil market, is for the administration
to focus on agriculture and solid minerals development. "The land is
there and we need machinery inputs, fertilizer and insecticides," he
Saturday, 20 February 2016
shouted from his sleep after a kid's parade on Empire day around 1948.
When he was two, he poured some hot stuff on himself and the scar was
on his belly till he died. Two years or so later, my mother had
another son; he has those same scars on the left side of his belly. My
brother is alive and the scar (mark) is there till today.
Could this be a case of reincarnation?
Let's examine what the Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity,
and Islam thinks of reincarnation.
Panel Roundtable on Investment and Growth Opportunities at the opening
of the Africa 2016: Business for Africa, Egypt and the World at Sharm
"Developed countries are competing among themselves and when they
devalue they compete better and manufacture and export more.
But we are not competing and exporting but importing everything
including toothpicks. So, why should we devalue our currency?
We want to be more productive and self-sufficient in food and other
basic things such as clothing.
For our government, we like to encourage local production and efficiency."
1. He claims to have graduated from Cambridge University in the United
Kingdom. But it is one thing for FFK to pass through Cambridge; it is
another thing for Cambridge to have passed through him. All Oxbridge
products we knew and interacted with have in common, one thing at
least: civility, refinement and literate. Evidently FFK is the direct
opposite of these attributes. He comes through as uncultured, crude,
uncouth and greedy.
2. He claims to be a lawyer. But without a law chamber, without a
legal practice, and a without a legal career very untypical of lawyers
from the South-west. We learnt from good authourity that he inherited
a very robust legal chamber from his late father but he was unable to
make a success of it. What a tragedy.
New Zealand and Australia.
Since the 1980s, the accountability of New Zealand's public officers
has been built on a quasi-contractual relationship between the
executive government (ie, the ministers) and the senior management of
central government departments (ie, departmental chief executives). In
Australia, on the other hand, the accountability of public officers
centred on the primary role of the executive government, with senior
management expected to work under the ministers and follow their
directives. Which system works better?
The New Zealand system of accountability in central government
highlights the role of departmental chief executives. They are held
responsible for the achievement of policy objectives and for the
delivery of outputs from their departments. Policy objectives are
agreed upon with the ministers who, in a sense, act like 'purchasers'
of outputs from the departments.
governor and one man standing on the
platform of the AD in the South West after
the 2003 governorship election. In leadership
and political battles, you must be able to
recognize the talent of your opponent. Don't
ever underestimate your opponent
particularly a personality like former Presi
dent Obasanjo. First, he is not just an Army
General for nothing; they call their overall
fatigue uniform, camouflage. What does that
mean? Deception! They are trained in
strategy, deception and tactics to defeat the
enemy. If you underestimate them, you do
that at your own peril…"
That was a quote from Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,
the national leader of the ruling All Progressives
Congress, APC interview with the Sun Newspaper
recently held at Bourdillion, Ikoyi, Lagos residence.
(Think like an Economist) in order to enlighten my fellow Nigerians
already panicking regarding the above mentioned subject matter so far
making headline on some of our national dailies.
Few years ago a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of San
Francisco wrote the following line:
If you ask the random sample of economist to name the three most
difficult questions confronting mankind, the possible answers will
probably be: What is the meaning of life? What is the relationship
between quantise mechanics and general relativity? What is going on in
the foreign exchange market? Not necessarily in that order.
Friday, 19 February 2016
is a clear vision and
pathway that will ensure
that every Nigerian child
gets a universal and quality
basic education. Until this is
done, the money budgeted to
commence the schools meal
programmes might as well
be flushed down the drain.
The greatest resource that we have as a country
is not our oil and gas reserve in the Niger Delta
or the countless solid mineral resources strewn
across our land from Abia to Zamfara. The most
valuable resources that we have as a country is
the over 170 million human beings that
comprise Nigeria, which makes it the most
populous country in Africa; this makes one out
every three black persons on earth a Nigerian.
However, the true value of human capital
resource is not in the numbers but in the state
and quality of the mind of the people. The
nations leading the world politically,
economically, militarily and socially have one
thing in common – they value the human
resource. They invest a lot in human capital
and respect the right and dignity of the human