Thursday, 9 February 2017


For two weeks, Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s septuagenarian president, has been out of action, receiving medical treatment in London for an undisclosed illness. His absence has sent the rumour mill of Africa’s most populous nation spinning, with frequent erroneous reports that the president is dead. The tragedy for Nigeria is that policy making has been so ponderous during the 20 months since Mr Buhari took office that, dead or alive, it is not always easy to tell the difference.

Under Mr Buhari’s slow-blinking leadership, Africa’s largest economy has drifted into crisis. Brought low by the weak oil price, on which government revenues are woefully dependent, the system has been starved of dollars. That has driven businesses into the ground, people on to the margins and the economy into its worst recession in 25 years. What had been a growing middle class is being daily eviscerated. High inflation, especially for food, is damaging the poor in whose name Mr Buhari ran for office.

Thursday, 28 July 2016


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"Twelve years ago tonight, I addressed this convention for the very first time. You met my two little girls, Malia and Sasha – now two amazing young women who just fill me with pride. You fell for my brilliant wife and partner Michelle, who’s made me a better father and a better man; who’s gone on to inspire our nation as First Lady; and who somehow hasn’t aged a day.
I know the same can’t be said for me. My girls remind me all the time. Wow, you’ve changed so much, daddy.
And it’s true – I was so young that first time in Boston. Maybe a little nervous addressing such a big crowd. But I was filled with faith; faith in America – the generous, bighearted, hopeful country that made my story – indeed, all of our stories – possible.
A lot’s happened over the years. And while this nation has been tested by war and recession and all manner of challenge – I stand before you again tonight, after almost two terms as your President, to tell you I am even more optimistic about the future of America.
How could I not be – after all we’ve achieved together?

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Nigerian Senate Buys 108 Toyota Landcruisers At twice The Original Price

The Senate has started taking delivery of 108 Toyota Land Cruiser Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) it ordered for members at the cost of N3.8 billion, Daily Trust on Sunday has gathered.
Our correspondent learnt that the first set of the cars, numbering 36, was delivered last Tuesday and distributed to Senators last Wednesday. There are indications that the Senate purchased the vehicles at double the price of each in the showroom in Nigeria. The lawmakers bought each for N35.1 million, but checks by our reporter indicated that a Toyota Land Cruiser SUV V6 2016 model is sold at N17 million.
The delivery is coming in spite of the controversy surrounding the purchase of the vehicles. The cars, it was further gathered, were distributed the same day some senators told the Senate President Bukola Saraki that standing committees could no longer perform their statutory functions as a result of the paucity of funds.

Thursday, 30 October 2014


Stephen Keshi is set to return as the coach of Nigeria barely two weeks after he was relieved of his position by the Nigeria Football Federation. The PUNCH learnt on authority that Keshi is returning on the orders of President Goodluck Jonathan.
A person with detailed information of happenings at the NFF Secretariat told our correspondent on Thursday that it was only a matter of time before the official announcement would be made by the Federation.
He said, “It is not a question of if he is truly coming back to the Eagles but a matter of when he is resuming and how much he is going to earn.
“This is not an FA decision; this was passed down directly to them from far above and the message was not passed through a third party in the name of special adviser but a direct mouth to ear briefing.”

Saturday, 13 September 2014

View inside America's most expensive house valued for $139million

Who wan buy? America's most expensive home is up for sale and it could be all yours for just $139m

The massive estate named 'Le Palais Royal' - The Royal Palace, is situated in the seafront of Millionaires Mile, Hillsboro Beach, Florida. It boasts of a 22-carat gold leaf gate, a $2million marble staircase and the first-ever IMAX Theatre to be contracted for private use.

The estate, which spans over 60,000 square feet, comes complete with 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, 4,500-square-foot pool, a 12-foot cascading waterfall, double loop LED-lit waterslide, fire pit, swim-up bar for outdoor entertaining, a 492-foot private dock that can accommodate up to a 185-foot mega yacht and an underground garage with parking for over 30 cars.

It is the most expensive home publicly listed for sale in the US. See inside the house after the cut...

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Federal Government set to ban ‘ponmo’

Federal Government may have concluded plans to ban sale and widespread consumption of hides and skins(Ponmo)which is a delicacy to most Nigerians.
This indication emerged Tuesday  when the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina called for competent regulations that would check the consumption and sale of the product.

He said this at the 3rd joint anniversary of Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN) and Nigeria Institute of Animal Science held at the University of Ibadan.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Chime redeploys impeached dep gov to civil service

Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi
A former deputy governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, has been redeployed to the state civil service.
A source in the Government House informed our correspondent that the development followed Onyebuchi’s impeachment, and the subsequent appointment of a new deputy governor.
Onyebuchi was a staff of the Enugu State Civil Service before his appointment to political office.
However, the source, who did not wish to be named, did not disclose the particular ministry, department or agency of the government to which Onyebuchi was redeployed.
The former deputy governor’s current rank in the service was also not disclosed.

The Essential Dora Akunyili Lives- Ojo Maduekwe

A few months before Professor Dora Akunyili was appointed National Conference member, she sent me a text message with a United States number to say she had just been through a major health challenge but was improving. I eventually met her in Nigeria some weeks later.
For someone who had been through the valley of the shadow of death, she looked remarkably strong, and was clearly vibrant. She definitely was not the same Dora that was shown on the internet when she took her place at the National Conference shortly after I visited her. It was subsequently argued on the social media, partly out of genuine concern by some, and partly out of other considerations by others, as to whether it would have been better for her to excuse herself from the rigors of the conference and proceed wherever, to take care of herself.
I read some of her responses to those suggestions at the time, and I said that was vintage Dora. Dora was too full of life to live it incrementally. Her passing away in the manner, time and context in which she took her final bow, brought to mind Dylan Thomas’ plea to a dying relative:
“Do not go gentle into that good night...
Rage, rage against the dying of the light”

Black Nigerian woman gives birth to white baby (Photos)

 A mother has beaten odds of a million-to-one by giving birth to a baby who appears to be of a different race.Catherine Howarth, 32, from Milton Keynes, is Nigerian by heritage, and so was, at first, a little taken aback when she saw her son Jonah for the first time.

With his pale skin, green eyes and light brown hair, Jonah, now three months old, looks like any other new-born baby - but, when seen in his mother's arms, his uniqueness is obvious.
Recalling the moment she delivered Jonah in Milton Keynes Hospital on June 1, his mother told the SundayMirror:

INCREDIBLE!!! Brazilian man born with his head upside-down

A man born with physical disabilities so severe his head is Upside-down has defied the odds to become an inspirational public speaker.

Claudio Vieira de Oliveira, 37, was born with his neck folded back on itself, as well as badly deformed legs and almost no use of his arms and hands. Doctors told his mother to stop feeding him as a newborn as they believed he had no chance of survival. But Claudio from Monte Santo, Brazil, has overcome his extreme disadvantages to graduate as an accountant and become a public speaker. Continue...

Ebola: Female doctor tests positive in Port Harcourt

A female doctor who was on admission at the Green Hart hospital where late Port Harcourt doctor, Iyke Enemoah, was treated after he got infected with the deadly virus by an ECOWAS official, has tested positive to Ebola.

Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu revealed this today September 1st during a meeting of the National Emergency Council on Ebola outbreak in Nigeria. Continue...