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MASSOB Launches Biafran Plate Numbers In Enugu (See Photo)

The Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra,MASSOB, has launched vehicle plate number for its members.

The group also called on all Igbo in the country to see the launch of the new plate number as their identity and avail themselves of every privileges due citizens of Biafra.

MASSOB leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, while launching the vehicle plate number in Nsukka Thursday urged vehicle owners all over Biafra territory not to be afraid of purchasing it, adding that no security agent will harass or disturb them for using Biafra plate number as they have not committed any offence.

Uwazuruike, was represented by Chief Arinze Igbani, the Awka South Regional Administrator of MASSOB.

He said, “The plate number is our identity and MASSOB have every right to launch its own plate number as it will forestall criminal activities among people hiding under our name to perpetrate evil.

“MASSOB as you know is a non violent and non-arms carrying organization set out to achieve our sovereignty”, he said.

He commended member and urged them to remain steadfast in the pursuit of the struggle.

The MASSOB Regional Administrator for Nsukka, Mr Kenneth Okwudili, thanked Uwazuruike for his confidence for the Nsukka Region and promised that they will not betray his trust in them.

“MASSOB expects every vehicle owners to buy the new plate number sold for N5, 000”, he said.

He informed members that license and other particulars will as well be issued to them after purchase.



WAEC Record Mass Failure, Nov/Dec GCE Result Released

Of the 246,853 candidates who sat for the November/December 2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, only 72,522 candidates, representing 29.37 per cent, obtained credits in five subjects, including Mathematics and English Language.

This puts the percentage of failed candidates at 70.63 per cent.

However, the Head of the Nigeria National Office, the West African Examinations Council, Mr. Charles Eguridu, said there was an improvement when compared with last year’s 26.97 per cent (amounting to 80,135 candidates) who obtained five credits in five subjects, including Mathematics and English Language.

Announcing the results in Lagos on Thursday, Eguridu said there was a marked reduction in examination malpractices.

He attributed this to recent measures, including the introduction of biometric registration and customised mathematical sets with inbuilt calculators, taken to curb the scourge.
Notwithstanding efforts made to curb examination frauds, Eguridu said WAEC withheld results of 28,817 candidates.

He said the results which represented 11.67 of the number of candidates who wrote the examination, were withheld for “various cases of malpractices.”

The cases, according to him, are being investigated with the reports of findings expected to be presented to the National Examination Committee for consideration.

The examination agency had withheld 38,260 results, equivalent of 12.88 per cent of the total number of candidates who sat for the examination in 2013 for similar reasons.

Short of the total figures are 5,691 candidates (about 2.3 per cent) whose results, Eguridu said, were still being processed for errors he blamed on the candidates and cyber café operators.

He said, “Of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination, 75,313 candidates (30.5 per cent) obtained credits and above in six subjects; 110,346 candidates (44. 7 per cent) obtained credits and above in five.

“In addition, 145,036 candidates, representing 58.75 per cent, obtained credits and above in four subjects while 177.177 candidates, representing 71.77 per cent, obtained credits and above in three subjects. A total of 205,090 candidates (83.08) obtained credits and above in two subjects,” he presented.

The total number of candidates that sat for the examination this year is 61,364 short of the 308,217 candidates that wrote it last year – a decline of about 20 per cent.

There was also a shortfall of “blind candidates” enrollment. The figure fell from 82 recorded the previous year to 48. And while 17 of the category of candidates obtained five credits in 2013, four achieved similar feat this year.

- See more at: http://www.naijaloaded.com.ng/2014/12/19/waec-record-mass-failure-novdec-gce-result-released/#sthash.h9JUazVG.dpuf

Soldier Arrests Robbery Suspects Operating In Military Uniform In Lagos

A soldier, who also doubles as a commercial bus driver has foiled an attempt by a three-man robbery gang on its way for an operation in Ajah area of Lagos.

The suspects, who are currently cooling their heels at the Special Anti Robbery Squad reportedly boarded the bus at NEPA bus-stop and were heading to the designated area of operation when the driver of the bus later discovered to be a soldier, suspected their move and divertedthe vehicle to Ajah police station.

However, before arriving the station, one ofthe suspects reportedly fled while the rest identified as Solomon and Saleh were heldby policemen.

On searching them, a bag containing three guns and ammunition was found on them.

Also recovered from the suspects were military uniform which they allegedly usually wore during operations.Twenty-one years old Solomon, who hails from Edo State, said in his confessional statement that he belonged to a cult group.

According to him: “Saleh introduced me to the gang, while Sunday, who escaped, lured me into cultism.

At first I declined to join but he threatened to kill me. Members of our confraternity are robbers of different gangs.

On the day we were arrested, Saleh informed me that we were going for an operation that night and that a third person will bring guns for us to use.

Sunday later came with a bag containing the guns and ammunition.

“As we stepped out, we boarded a vehicle and unknown to us, the driver is a soldier.

I believe he must have seen the guns we were carrying. Before we knew it, he drove straight to Ajah police station shouting on top of his voice that we were robbers. Sunday managed to escape through the window but I could not because I was afraid I could be shot.

”His alleged partner in crime, Saleh said he joined the robbery gang to earn a living. The secondary school drop out, said he left Army Secondary School, Zaria years back in search of greener pasture in Lagos.

“Unfortunately, when I got to Lagos, it was a different ball game . I was forced into robbery by Osas. I actually joined because I was dying of hunger and had no hope of living. I thought of quitting when I make the required amount. We usually wear military uniform when operating.”

- Sources;naijaloaded.com

PHOTOS: Wizkid And Davido Kiss And Make Up

It appears the war of words between Wizkid and Davido is finally over as these photos suggest.

Music stars Davido and Wizkid made up two days ago, but they officially showed everyone all was okay with them again as they partied together at Escape night club last night.

The duo are said to have made up and all is well with the two and their fans who took sides during the face off should do same.

We are happy they now back together.

Nigerian Oil Workers Threaten Nationwide Strike From Monday

Scarcity of fuel may likely spread across the nation from Monday as oil workers brace themselves for a confrontation with the Federal Government on numerous unresolved labour issues.

Premium Times reports that the oil workers, under sponsorship of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association [PENGASSAN] and their counterparts in the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers [NUPENG], are set to begin a nationwide strike Monday.

The strike is taking place as a result of the expiration of the notice given to the government for the resolution of some labour issues affecting their members as well as other national issues affecting the operation of the petroleum industry.

An official of PENGASSAN, who asked not to be named because he was not authorised to speak on the matter, told PREMIUM TIMES that some of the contentious issues include the decision of the management of Total Nigeria to sack the PENGASSAN zonal Secretary in Port Harcourt and the lack of promotion for workers of the Petroleum Trust Development Fund (PTDF).

According to the official, the unions are concerned that the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) sent to the National Assembly for consideration and approval more than two years ago is yet to be passed.

“We (the oil workers) have sufficient reasons, based on information available to us, to believe that the law makers are not prepared to pass the law, even as the state of the country’s petroleum industry has continued to deteriorate as a result of the absence of a regulatory and legal framework for the industry,” the official said.

Information available to the oil workers, he said, has to do with a plot by the Senate to move a motion on resumption this week to demand the setting aside of further considerations and deliberations on the PIB till the next legislative session.

The PIB was one of the key draft laws entrusted by the previous legislative assembly for deliberation and approval by the incumbent legislators.

“This does not augur well for the future of the country’s oil industry, as new investments would continue to elude the country, to the benefit of other oil producing nations around the continent, if the law is not passed. This is not acceptable,” the official said.

The oil workers said they have uncovered plans by the government to go ahead with the sale of the country’s four refineries, which has always met a hard struggle by Nigerians in recent past.

For some time now, the oil workers said crude oil allocation to the refineries for local petroleum products refining have consistently reduced from 60 to 30 per cent and then to zero.

The plan by government, the unions said, is to make the refineries appear unviable and their rehabilitation impossible as a way of making their eventual sale attractive to Nigerians.

The unions are also protesting against alleged poor funding to the Petroleum Training Institute [PTI], which was established as the technology training institution for the country’s petroleum industry.

It would be recalled that last week PENGASSAN was going to embark on a three day warning strike in protest against the delay in the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) and other anti-labour activities of employers in the oil and gas sector.

A Story Of How Tenants Live As Prisoners In A 500 Room House

The poor and extreme conditions of living of tenants as prisoners in this vast and hugely populated building is really heartbreaking and calls for deep concern.

An entrance into one of the blocks in the ‘estate’ Photo credit: Punch Newspaper

Okoli Nwabueze (not real name) covered in sweat as he made for the narrow entrance leading outside the block, cursed and grumbled angrily.

He was deep in slumber by the time the fan in his room stopped rolling that afternoon and so couldn’t make it out on time to enjoy cool, ‘precious’ breeze.

Lacking proper ventilation, electricity supply was the only means to keep the temperature within the room normal. Last year, when he paid N140, 000 as rent and related charges for 12 months to move into Agboye ‘Estate’, a gigantic structure with over 500 rooms stretching on about four plots of land on Oduntan Street, Ketu, Lagos, this was not what he expected. The situation leaves him deeply frustrated.

“The heat inside my room is crazy,” he said, nodding his head in complete dejection. “There is no ventilation and so whenever there’s power outage the place becomes very hot. This was not what I expected when I paid for the house last year. I never knew I was moving into a prison yard. I can’t use generator or other household appliances even after paying so much as rent. This is really crazy,” he fumed.

Jungle Justice: Armed Robber In Warri, Delta State Burnt To Death

Jungle Justice: Armed Robber In Warri, Delta State Burnt To Death

An armed robber using a motorcycle met his waterloo at the early hours of Sunday in the oil-rich city of Warri, Delta State, while trying to snatch a handbag from a lady.

The incident occurred at Enemejuwa Junction, off Ometan Road, Warri.

The young man was set ablaze by an irate mob.

According to a witness who gave her name as Celina Agbo, the robbers were about six in number, but luck ran out of one of them after snatching a bag from her victim.

The witnessed said the robber’s legs and hands were bound and tyres wound round his neck before he was bathed with premium motor spirit (petrol) and eventually set ablaze, adding that the remaining five robbers, however, escaped.

Sympathisers were seen at the scene, with some relishing the jungle justice meted out to the knife-carrying marauder.

Delta State government had, on November 1, banned commercial motorcycles from plying major roads in Warri, Asaba and other major towns in the state, owing to high rate of crime by some motorcycle riders.

Residents of the popular town have been groaning under the attendant effects of the policy, forcing several people to trek kilometres to their places of work as a result of over 100 per cent hike in intra-city transportation fares.

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Delta State police command, DSP Charles Muka, who confirmed the incident to the Nigerian Tribune, enjoined the public to go about their normal businesses, saying that the police were on top of the situation.

- Sources;Naijaloaded.com

Etisalat Internet Plans And Activation Code with their duration.(smartphones)

Etisalat Internet Plans And Activation Code with their duration.Etisalat 24hrs day data plan
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Mb available: 10mb
Plan validity :1 day plan 24 Hours.
Activation Code(assud):Text MI1 to 229 or dial *229*3*1#

Etisalat 1 week data plan
Monetary value: N500
Mb available: 50MB Etisalat data
Plan validity:1 week plan (7 days)
Activation code (ussd):Text MI2 to 229 or dial *229*3*4#

List of 1 month data plan

Etisalat 1 month data plan
Monetary value: N1000
Mb available:
Plan validity:Etisalat data
Activation code(ussd):Text MB2 to 229 or dial *229*2*1#.

Etisalat N2000 data plan
Mb available:500mb
Activation codeText MB3 to 229 or dial*229*2*2#

Etisalat N4000 data plan
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Etisalat N10000 data plan
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How To Subscribe For Airtel New Data Plans For Android Users

Some of you Nigerian Android users must be aware of the mass petition which was fowarded to the NCC about data plans for android and how network and data providers should help in reducing the cost of acquiring data for their android device instead of the usual cost which is the same as that of computer and laptop users pay for data. Airtel has finally provided its users with a reduced cost of acquiring data for their android device.


So if you are a android user which also has a airtel sim or you are a full airtel user than this will be good news for you, as now you can get higher data for reduced prices, Now to get straight to the point, there are two kind of the android data package and they are;
Airtel Android 2.0 Bundle : N2000 for 2 Gigs
Airtel Android 4.5 Bundle: N3,500 for 4.5 Gigs

Yea, not so big a change right? I know that but what can we say, we need data on our android devices, so let just keep hoping and praying that one day it will be lesser as to help everyone to be able to subscribe for data for their mobile phones and be able to surf the internet like how other countries are doing.

1 kobo/kb from 9:59pm - 5:59am & 1.5 kobo/kb from 5:59am - 9:59pm

Boko Haram Takes Over Ashaka Cement Factory In Gombe

Islamist militants group Boko Haram has taken over the premises of a a starategic cement manufacturing company in Gombe state shortly after killing five people including a Sheikh in a neighboring town.

Islamist militants group Boko Haram has taken over the premises of a a starategic cement manufacturing company in Gombe state shortly after killing five people including a Sheikh in a neighboring town.

Workers at Ashaka Cement factory said the heavily armed militants arrived in convoy of pick up vans and began shooting indiscriminiately at workers after the security guards at the company fled into the bush.

Heavy Gunfire Reported At Koton-Karfe Prison In Kogi State

Sources allege that an escape attempt by prisoners is being heavily repelled by soldiers trying to restore order.

Several reports of a jailbreak and heavy gunfire at the Nigeria Federal Prison in Koton-Karfe prison have surfaced this evening.


Reports of heavy gunfire in response to attempted jailbreak at Koton-Karfe prison this eveningSources allege that an escape attempt by prisoners is being heavily repelled by soldiers trying to restore order.

Nigeria Detains Military Commanders For Abandoning Mubi To Boko Haram

Five military commanders have been handcuffed and detained at the military police guard room at the 23 Brigade headquarters in Yola Adamawa state for abandoning Mubi in Adamawa state to Boko Haram militants last Wednesday.


Fleeing Nigerian soldiers sighted in Song, Adamawa stateSahara Reporters Media

The commander whose names and ranks were given as Colonel Ibrahim, Lt. Colonel Magaji and three others abandoned the 213 Brigade headquarters a few minutes after Boko Haram militants reached Mararaba and Hildi on the outskirts of Mubi.

Defense officials in Abuja had told Saharareporters that investigations were ongoing as to the cause of abandonment of the battle front by the commanders.

Another set of commanders from the 234 Brigade are expected to be detained by the military authorities as soon as they leave the MRS Hospital in Yola in a day or two according our sources.

The team includes Lt. Col O.A Agwu and his lieutenants. They equally fled the battle scene in Mubi and allowed Boko Haram militants to take the town with resistance. However, Lt. Col Agwu’s pick up van somersaulted twice and crashed injuring him and his lieutenants as they fled Mubi.

Mubi had three army battalions comprising of the "234 Brigade, the 213 Brigade and the 21 Support Group" when it fell to militants last Thursday. The soldiers fled alongside civilians to neighboring villages in Nigeria and Cameroon. A Punch newspaper report today claims that over 300 soldiers fled to Cameroon.

SaharaReporters could confirm that the rest of the soldiers are in "MIA" mode in Song Adamawa state where they await further orders to act against Boko Haram.

Terry G Shares New Photos Of Son As He Turns Two

Terry G Shares New Photos Of Son As He Turns Two

Proud dad Terry G has released new photos of his son who turned 2 yesterday November 1st.

The cutie’s name is T-Rex and check out the swag on him! He’s adorable.

See More Photos Below:-

Boko Haram Reportedly kills Scores Of Christians In Adamawa Sunday morning.

According to Sahara Reporters, Boko Haram men launched a fresh attack on Sabon Gari, a village in Adamawa state which is predominantly inhabited by Christians, in the early hours of today.

Residents of the village, which is on the border of Borno and Adamawa state, said several members of their community were slaughtered by the sect men as they were heading to church this morning.


“I Wish Clarence Peters Is Not My Son”- Sir Shina Peters

“I Wish Clarence Peters Is Not My Son”- Sir Shina Peters

Popular OAP and Video blogger, Toke Makinwa, hosted legendary music icon, Sir Shina Peters on Hiptv’s ‘Trending’.

The Nigerian Juju musician who was born Oluwashina Akanbi Peters appeared very healthy and lively as he spoke about his life, career and his relationship with his son, Clarence Peters.

‘I would soon be 60, but I believe I am where I’m today by the grace of God. Praying and fasting also helped in sustaining me in the industry. I also owe part of my success to story to Late Fela, for his encouragement and candid advice.

He warned me not to be a one sided musician, but to do something that would be accepted by all- music for all nigerians. That advice helped my acceptability in the whole country and across.”

When asked how he feels about the success of his son, Clarence Peters who has taken nigerian music videos to the next level, the Ogun State born ace musician gushed thus.

“Clearance is from heaven. I call him Yomi. When I look at him, I see myself through him. He is just too much. I’m not saying all these because he is my son. I wish he is not my son, I would have showered him with lot more praises for the great things he has been doing in the music industry.

It was a good combination from Clarion his mother, who’s also a professional in her acting field, and myself. I’m so proud of him.”

Beautiful Anambra State born actress, Clarion Chukwura and Sir Shina Peters were entangled in sweet romance in the 80′s which bore the ace music video director, Clarence Peters.

Aged 31, Clarence is synonymous with top quality musical videos and he has been responsible for stamping the works of lots of musical artistes deep inside our minds with those great musical videos that we just love to watch.

As significant as his success is however, he is one individual who, though having two entertainment icons as parents, has achieved most of what he has without necessarily climbing on their backs.

Entertainers Turn Politicians: Dayo Adeneye, ‘D1′ Joins Politics Under APC

 Dayo Adeneye, ‘D1′ Joins Politics Under APC

One of Nigeria’s renowned entertainment guru and media barons, Otunba Adedayo Olumide Adeneye (D-ONE) has joined the political race. And according to insiders, D1 is on a mission to rescue and rebuild the future of his people at Odogbolu Constituency of Ogun state, South West Nigeria. The entertainment guru and co-founder of Primetime Entertainment is vying to be a member of the Ogun state House of Assembly under APC.

- Sources;Naijaloaded.com

2015: Why I insist Jonathan, Buhari Should Not Run – Sheik Ahmad Gumi | Vanguard

Sheik Ahmad Gumi welcomed us into his modestly furnished, new apartment somewhere in a highbrow part of Kaduna town.

Sheik Ahmad Gumi welcomed us into his modestly furnished, new apartment somewhere in a highbrow part of Kaduna town. He was there waiting for us, with broad sparkling grin that seemed to illuminate his gray beards.

                                                                                      Sheik Ahmad Gumi

As we exchanged pleasantries, the man who had sparked a national debate with two letters he had written to some Presidential aspirants, appeared much younger that pictures portrayed of him. Our main mission was to find out why he wrote President Goodluck Jonathan and Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (rtd) not to contest the 2015 Presidential elections and to have his take on the insurgency ravaging the North Eastern part of Nigeria.

Vanguard got more that it asked for. Gumi, in a calm, comported manner spewed out shocking and disturbing reasons for his letter. He further gave a grim dimension to the Boko Haram debacle, claiming that the Jonathan government was deliberately abetting the war to pave way for his continued stay in power.

The son of late Shiek Abubakar Gumi, in this no-holds-bared interview with our Kaduna State Correspondent, Luka Binniyat, and Mayen Etim, went on to claim that he was a marked man over his recent letters, and gave reasons. It is a must-read.

Sir, could you assess the state of the Nigeria Nation today?

First, I welcome you all to my house. The state of Nigeria actually is not seriously different from what is happening in other countries in Africa. Nigeria being a mixed society has different tribes, religions and cultures, and this has made the country significantly peculiar; because we share some of black Africa’s problems and also share the contemporary Muslim problems. Every culture, every religion goes through stages like childhood, adolescence, middle age then old age.

This is how civilization and religion grow, so we’re not different particularly now that our country is going through a very difficult stage. So, what may be good for other countries may not necessarily be good for Nigeria looking at our condition, developmental stage and peculiarity. So, Nigeria’s problems need a very special, careful approach, because the end result is if you don’t have peace and stability then nothing works.

If you look at Nigeria’s problems it is a microcosm of what is happening in the whole world. The underdevelopment, the whole of black Africa, the whole of Africa is compounded with the problems Muslims are facing now. These problems are both intrinsic and extrinsic and are caused by the Muslims themselves and external factors. So, if you put all these together and reflect on Nigeria the situation is pathetic but it is not hopeless at all.

. You wrote to Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (rtd) and President Goodluck Jonathan asking them not to contest the 2015 presidential election. What motivated that?

I wish to write more and more! There’s no question of regret writing those letters and so far, I think the letters, to me, have achieved part of what I intended to achieve. First, to at least put the issue in national discourse; let’s discuss issues not like the National Conference where we tended to tell people what they wanted to hear.

The supporters of The President and the retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari have reservations about your comments. And there are people who agreed with you. What more would you want to tell Nigerians about your fear for 2015 election?

”Buhari’s Supporters, irrational, fanatical, sentimental?

Yes, my fear about the 2015 election is that when I look at the parameters of 2011 election and what led to the crises, I didn’t see anything that have changed. In fact, the factors are more aggravated now. What’s coming now to explode is a big bomb. My letters addressed the factors. It’s about a Nigerian citizen telling Gen. Buhari, please step down for peace, unity and stability of Nigeria because your followers are fanatical, irrational, sentimental and they are many, not few.

So, please … and look at their reaction (intolerance). Just telling their man to step down, and they reacted this way; what more if they were hoping, dreaming – because I tell you they’re sentimental and irrational – hoping their man will be president and suddenly he’s announced the loser, how will their reaction be like? And who can control them? You see, the flames of war, when they start nobody can control them.

"Jonathan/Buhari are false lights”

Look at Syria now, people fighting the government and vice versa. Then terrorists came in, fighting the liberalists, liberalists fighting the government and the dictators and now nobody, not even the United Nations has the honour and prestige to tell people. “please stop!”. That’s war. Look at Libya, there’s war. War in Nigeria, when it starts too, nobody can stop it and it may have no boundaries. Now, it’s confined to some part of the North but when it engulfs the whole country nobody will settle anywhere. The worse thing is that people don’t know how to behave in war.

It’s just like insects in the bush. If there’s light or flame they think it is good for them; they rush to it and fall into flame, killing themselves. So, there’s fake light. We’re creating fake light. In the North people think that General (Buhari) is light whereby they can get salvation, but it’s a false light, it will destroy them.

And in the South too, the government has false light. It is saying, “followers”, especially Christians, “this is your salvation, saviour” – it’s a false light. Why? Anything that will cause polarization of the society even if you have the upper hand, you really don’t have it because the other hand will try to undermine you. So, in a stable society, there is a correct light whereby every segment of the society is comfortable, relatively and reasonably comfortable.

There’s no agitation, no urge to fight back, this is the society we can all bring up ourselves. We live happily together without destroying any culture, religion and other differences. My dear sister came with attire with different colours (referring to the female reporter). I don’t want her to be all white.

We should accept our differences. God made it so. In fact in the Qur’an (he quotes a verse of the scripture) which literally means “do your religion and me my religion.” Is not by force, there’s no compulsion in religion.  In fact, a verse in the Qur’an said you can never put faith into a person’s heart except God, so your own is to admonish people.

Sir, maybe that’s what you meant in the letter to the President when you said; “surely with the Christain votes and northern PDP followers, you can win another election but you will also set the nation into another turmoil because that segment of the nation that rejects you believe so wrongly or rightly that you are involved negatively in the Boko Haram saga”. Can you please elaborate on this?

“A big section of Nigeria will be uncomfortable with Jonathan continuing as President”

The question of Nigeria now is not about winning election; it’s a question of “I’m right, I won”. It’s not about that now; it’s about responsibility; it’s not enough to say I’ve won election. It’s only enough when every part of Nigeria feels truly that you’ve won. Secondly, when all sections say, “we’ll be comfortable with your leadership then that’s it.

If there is any section of Nigeria which is afraid and suspicious of your leadership when you’ve not won, then don’t contest in the first place. Because everything in this democracy was designed to have a peaceful and mutual understanding and consent of the people as put in the constitution.

But in this case, if President Jonathan wins, a huge part of the society will feel uncomfortable and frightened by his continuation. The natural thing to do is to give the chance to another person to contest; this is just natural everywhere in the world.

”And what about Boko Haram?

Why the Boko Haram issue has two perspectives – the perspective you, the press, have been bombarding Nigerians with and the true perspective seen by the victims. Let me tell you what the victims see in Boko Haram; We are almost one full year of a state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. people gave the government benefit of doubt at the beginning. The National Assembly sanctioned the state of emergency and that means that soldiers can liquidate or kill anybody without trial. That automatically puts you out of the area if you are an outsider.

You cannot go and see for yourself what’s happening. Powers were given to them and also huge sums of money. With these huge sums, nobody would have taught that after this long period of fighting Boko Haram we will still be fighting them. Soldiers at the fronts were being eliminated, outnumbered, and many civilians incarcerated. The Army were just there arresting civilians and putting them in prison. There is no military strategy to fight Boko Haram.

On the contrary some of these soldiers cry to me personally. They come to us and tell us stories contrary to what you people hear. Helicopter droppings, tinted glassed vehicles, sometimes with foreigners in them. Army officers telling me that sometimes they’ll pursue them but would be given orders to stop, “don’t pursue”. You (the press) don’t know this but we know, and even recorded some. We know it’s a remote control war. This stalemate is a remote control war.

”There are Christians in Boko Haram”

Who can believe that with the kind of wealth that Nigeria has, our soldiers will be given few bullets to face Boko Haram. Nobody knows that this Boko Haram, from the few the army was able to kill, were mercenaries from Chad. There are even some none-Muslims among them. A soldiers came to us here from Bita, which is very close to the Zambisa forest. He said when they went freshly with ammunition they were able to repel the first attacks of Boko Haram. When the Boko Haram were withdrawing, he heard them say Victor, Amir, John, Mohammed e.t.c. Boko Haram are not only Muslims.

“Buhari and Jonathan are polarising figure”

So, that’s why people in the north are frantic they don’t want President Jonathan to come back because of their safety, lives and security. And this has made them to be too attached to Gen. Buhari because they think he’s the only credible person and he has large followers who feel that they can help defeat Jonathan.

I know like Jonathan, Buhari is also polarizing figure. Buhari is not only a polarizing figure in Nigeria, he is even so in the North. There are people who don’t want him at all for different reasons. My Islamic credentials make me see things in broader perspective.

And that’s why I am seriously telling him to consider that leadership is not only about honesty and accountability. It also has to do about conformity, flexibility, being nice to people and not just disciplinary strictness. No! All these people that are attached to him would be very surprised if he gets into power. He will not do what they want.

“My father was too soft, and a polarising agent to be president”

If my father told me he wanted to be President I would say ‘I know you’re honest, more honest than Buhari, but still you’re not suitable to rule Nigeria because, you’re a polarizing figure even among the Muslims just like Catholics and Protestants. Secondly, my father was a very lenient.


Let me tell you something, he was at home and the phone rang and his bank manager asked him; “did you send anybody to cash money from the Foundation account?” He said no and still didn’t want to know the person because he didn’t want anybody to look bad before him.

One day they brought a boy who presented a letter he purportedly signed and endorsed for the boy to be employed. They apprehended the boy and my father asked him why he did so. The boy said he did so because he wanted a job. My father said bring the letter let me sign the correct signature for you. In Hausa land they knew him to be soft. If he told me that he wanted to be president of Nigeria, I would have told him that he was to soft and would not be fit to be President. Nigeria needs somebody not too hard and not too soft. There are qualities that make a leader.

Still on this Boko Haram issue, you have been a target of the insurgents, Gen. Buhari too. President Jonathan, is also a target, but well protected. What would Jonathan benefit in sustaining Boko Haram?

There’s too much secrecy about handling of Boko Haram affairs. Many people were arrested, put in jail and we’ve never seen the reports. There should be open trials.

When there were bombings in Boston Marathon, the press, police and national guards were working hand-in-hand, step by step and when they discovered pictures everybody stepped up the search until the culprits were caught. Everything was open. But in Nigeria everything about Boko Haram is kept secret.

Why not exposed them so that they speak and we know who their sponsors are. There was a time Boko Haram targeted me. Explosives killed two of them when they were planting them. The military took their bodies away till today. They were not exposed for identification.

You are advocating for a president that will be widely acceptable that will not divide the country. Now there are so many people that have indicated interest to run for the Presidency. Have you spotted any among them that meets these standard?

Okay, this is another question that is very good. Nigerians are looking for an ideal President and there is nothing like ideal person when you talk of human terms. No one is ideal. What we’re looking for is someone palatable, someone that will cause less friction, problems and polarization. This is the man we’re looking for and Nigerians should decide.

Okay sir, we’ve taken much of your time I want to summarize this. I want you to give a very good advice to Nigerians

My advice would in fact be to all Nigerians. It’s very important we develop the culture of civility. We have to be civil. If you have a case take it to the court. The question of demonstrations, strive and killings should not even arise. If anybody feels he’s cheated in election let him go to court.

What is the value you get in trying to assert your right by violence? In doing that you kill many people? That’s why I’d thought it was important to pass this advice to the president and to Buhari before the elections. After the 2011, many innocent people that even didn’t know about politics died; youth corps members were killed, and villagers were massacring each other. I thought that we have had enough of violence.

This is what I expected from Buhari and Jonathan. Groom people. You can imagine now if Jonathan w groomed another person that will sustain our democracy, he would be a very great leader not to contest again and hand over to a successor. If Buhari would have stepped down, people will say oh! he’s a great man.

Photos Of Nigerians Running For Their Lives After Boko Haram Attack [See Photos]

Nigerians are demoralize by the occurrence in the north east and these can be the result.   

Photos show many Northerners running for their lives after the recent attacks on their homes by Boko Haram men.
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Sources; Naijaloaded.com

Nigerian Military, Pressure Mounting, Claims To Have Stepped Up Air, Land Offensive Against Boko Haram

Nigeria’s military authorities said on Saturday they are deploying necessary troops and equipment aimed at reversing recent violation and breach of security by terrorists and criminals operating in parts of the country.

Nigeria’s military authorities said on Saturday they are deploying necessary troops and equipment aimed at reversing recent violation and breach of security by terrorists and criminals operating in parts of the country.

Nigerian Defeense spokesperson, Major General chris OlukoladeSahara Reporters Media

“The highly coordinated air bombardment is already yielding required results in the mission to repel the unwarranted attacks on citizens especially in Adamawa and Borno States as land forces are also conducting mopping up operations to apprehend retreating terrorists and facilitate restoration of normalcy in some of the affected communities,” they said in a statement signed by spokesman Major General Chris Olukolade, but no details were given.

During the week, Boko Haram terrorists took Mubi, Adamawa State’s second-largest town. Fifteen miles away, they also seized Vimtim, the hometown of Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, who is the military Chief of Defence Staff.

General Olukolade said the video purportedly released by the terrorists on Friday was being studied. In it, the militia rejected the military’s earlier claim of ceasefire agreement. They also said that the abducted Chibok secondary school girls who were supposed to have been released this week under the ceasefire, have converted to Islam and been married off.

“Further information on subsequent position on the issues involved will be released as appropriate in due course,” the statement said about the video.

The military will continue to accord due recognition to any ongoing mediatory efforts towards bringing our girls home and terminating the insecurity in parts of the country.”

It assured citizens that the military and security agencies remain committed and optimistic about positive outcome of ongoing operations.

Windows Tablets For $65

What does a good cup of Java cost you these days? A couple of bucks, right? So all you need to do is give up coffee for a little over a month and you could save up enough cash to buy a new Windows tablet.

Granted these machines are not going win any speed prizes, but they are real and they are cheap. The Emdoor I8170 is 7 inch and the Ployer MOMO8 is 8 inches and they are both priced at just $65, which makes them considerably cheaper than an OEM copy of Windows OS.

I must admit, I hadn’t heard of Emdoor or Ployer before this, but they are the firms behind these two new dirt-cheap tablets. So, what do you get for $65? The Emdoor I8170 is a 7-inch tablet and Ployer’s MOMO8 is an 8-inch tablet. Both tablets feature an Atom Z3735G chip and 1GB of RAM. Their quad-core Atom Z3735G processors are superior to previous Atom processors, but they are still not quick by any stretch of the imagination. The machines come with 1GB of RAM and both come with 16GB of onboard storage. There is also a Micro SD slot included too.

You will not receive a Surface Pro-like experience from these Windows tablets, but then again, that is not what they are designed for. Hats off to Emdoor and Ployer for putting together a nifty pair of little devices for a small price.

A little gratitude also must go to Microsoft for giving manufacturers free Windows licenses to use on low-cost devices like these and also a huge Atom price cut from Intel means we are going to be seeing lots more tablets and laptops such as these coming to the table in the near future.

As always, if you would like to leave a sensible comment, then please do so in the comments section below.

[Image via umpcportal]

SOURCE: http://www.geek.com/microsoft/65-windows-tablets-cost-less-than-a-copy-of-windows-1606696/

MasterCard to Come with Biometric Sensor

The pairing of iPhone 6 & NFC is great news for iPhone users, albeit a little behind the times, as some Android models have had this tech for a while now. But what about more standard methods of payment, like credit cards? Sure contactless payments are great for small purchases aren’t they? But are they as secure as you think?

The attraction to contactless payment cards is understandable, all you do is just wave your credit or debit card over a terminal and that’s it you’ve paid. This does have it’s downside however, as it also removes the PIN from the scenario. No PIN, means less security, ergo it is easy for someone to steal and then use your card for numerous small purchases until you block it.

How do we get around this issue? MasterCard is on the case. To combat this quandary and at the same time keeping contactless payments as easy as possible, MasterCard has recently announced the first credit card with a built-in fingerprint sensor for biometric security.

In theory the action of paying for goods or services should remain the same. When making a contactless purchase the card owner only needs to make sure their thumb is placed on the biometric sensor during the transaction. The card will obviously have the owner’s pre approved thumb print stored on it and if the thumb print isn’t detected during a transaction, then the purchase will not be processed.

The firm behind the technology, Zwipe will be releasing a version of their card for MasterCard in 2015 following on from a recent successful trial in Norway. The prototype carriers a battery attachment, which is too bulky, but in order to keep it as slim as the credit card already have in your wallet, Zwipe are working on a card that will be powered by energy from the payment terminal being used.

As always, if you would like to leave a sensible comment, then please do so in the comments section below.

[Image via absolutegeeks]

SOURCE: http://gizmodo.com/mastercard-will-offer-a-credit-card-with-a-fingerprint-1647567991

Apple SIM Quietly Launched with iPad Air 2

After the recent Apple event, it has come to light that the new iPad includes a software-controlled SIM card, which will make it a great deal easier for consumers to change their network. Because of this, mobile carriers could be looking at a new threat to their reign of the networks.

Apple SIM has been in the pipeline for several years now and it will allow individuals to select a mobile network and pay on-screen. Apple themselves have said that it will allow people to switch networks more regularly and thereby get hold of the best deals. The iPad’s SIM is obviously marketed at those who travel, as it will be particularly useful for them. The Apple SIM will enable them to join a localised network abroad other than paying (usually high) roaming fees to their operator at in their home country.

Whenever you need it, you can choose the plan that works best for you – with no long-term commitments. And when you travel, you may also be able to choose a data plan from a local carrier for the duration of your trip…The Apple SIM gives you the flexibility to choose from a variety of short-term plans from select carriers in the US and UK right on your iPad,” said Apple.

Could Apple SIM make waves for operators and their customers?

This seems like a warning shot off the bow from Apple, in an attempt to cause a rift between mobile subscribers and their operators. I know what you are thinking, ‘tablet subscriptions only account for a small portion of revenues’ and you would be correct in thinking so. But, and this is a very big but, it is expected the technology will be introduced to the iPhone, which in the UK alone accounts for approximately a third of customers.

France Telecom’s EE is Britain’s biggest mobile operator, which has collaborated with Apple on new technology before, will be the only UK network to support Apple SIM. In the US AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are supporting Apple SIM. Carriers may resist for a while, but they could soon face pressure from customers. If I were any of the other carriers, I would be afraid. Very afraid.

As always, if you would like to leave a sensible comment, then please do so in the comments section below.

[Image via ru.aliexpress]


Hackers Put Nude Snapchat Pictures Online

It’s not been a good past couple of days for Snapchat or their users. Approximately 200,000 photos which users thought had been deleted have reportedly been put online by hackers, some of them believed to have been of nude underage children, since half of Snapchat’s users are between the ages of 13 and 17. It’s believed the hackers had been collecting the photos since 2011. They allegedly leaked the photos to 4Chan – the same site where images of nude celebrities appeared. The Snapchat images have allegedly now been taken down, but the hackers have threatened to leak more photos.

If you know next-to-nothing about Snapchat, it’s an app that lets you send short video and photo messages that delete within a few seconds of sending them. (At least that’s how it’s supposed to work…) As we all know by now though, nothing is ever “deleted’ forever. It’s believed the leaks came from the use of a third-party app which allowed users to save the deleted photos, and Snapsaved.com has allegedly taken responsibility for hacking the photos.

Hackers Put Nude Snapchat Pictures Online

Snapchat has been very vocal about the fact that this leak is not their fault, stating,

“Snapchatters were victimised by their use of third-party apps to send and receive Snaps, a practice that we expressly prohibit in our Terms of Use precisely because they compromise our users’ security…We vigilantly monitor the App Store and Google Play for illegal third-party apps and have succeeded in getting many of these removed.”

What do you think? Do they share in some of the responsibility? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. And, please remember to use extreme caution before putting anything personal out there for the online world to see.

[Image via imore]


Windows 10 Will Be Free for Personal Users‏

All eyes are on Microsoft next year, in 2011 the team screwed up by offering a mobile-like experience to Windows customers with Windows 8, alongside pricing it rather highly, compared to Apple who decided to drop the price of OS X and make it free to all desktop users on the platform.

It looks like Microsoft will take a note from Apple’s book and make Windows 10 (also Windows 9) free for all consumers. Notice the last bit? Yep, Microsoft will still offer paid features and upgrades for enterprise, the one market they can count on.

Enterprise has been stuck in this time-lapse where Windows XP is still acceptable, but throughout the past half decade, we have seen a steady move to the new age-old option: Windows 7, which will probably last longer than Windows XP if Microsoft doesn’t hit a home-run with Windows 10.

Microsoft will make the initial upgrade to Windows 10 free for enterprise, but offer paid privileges like only having to update annually, better admin controls, more enterprise level help on basic functionality – allowing a company to install the system without having issues.

It is about time Microsoft dropped the price for Windows, especially when they offer Windows Phone – their mobile product which will become Windows 10 in 2015 – for free to smartphone users.

Microsoft will talk more about Windows 10 at BUILD in April next year. Until then, we will get to see the latest updates via the Technical Preview, launched last month by Microsoft.

source: filehippo

Boko Haram attacks Adamawa & Borno Barely 24 Hours after Ceasefire Agreement

Boko Haram attacks Adamawa & Borno Barely 24 Hours after Ceasefire Agreement

Barely 24 hours after the federal government and Boko Haram agreed to a cease fire, the insurgents have struck again.

ThisDay reports that Boko Haram attacked Borno and Adamawa between Friday and Saturday.

An unnamed source told reporters “just as we have started celebrating a ceasefire, we got news that these terrorists have attacked Borno again, giving us an indication that there was no such agreement or, perhaps, they are more than a terror group.

The regions attacked are Maikadiri in Abadam Local Government Area, in northern Borno State, and Sina and Grata villages in Michika Local Government Area in Adamawa State.

An undisclosed number of people were killed in the attacks. Many are feared dead.

Wickedness:- Man Beats Pregnant Wife To Death

A certain wife-beater, Ozoemena Nwankwo, has been arrested by the Enugu State Police, for allegedly beating his pregnant wife to death.
man beating wife Wickedness:  Man Beats Pregnant Wife To Death
According to reports, Nwankwo regularly beats up his wife, Ndidi, but this time around, he beat the four-months pregnant woman till she lost consciousness.
She sustained a severe injury on her right leg during the beating, and would later give up the ghost after she was rushed to a nearby hospital.
According to the police spokesperson, Ebere Amaraizu, the incident occurred around 10 pm on 17 October, at the couple’s residence in Akpawfu village, Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Amaraizu also added that Nwankwo expressed regrets over the death of his wife, that he never thought his she could lose her life from the beating.

$9.3m Arms Deal:- Pastor Adeboye Defends Oritsejafor

GENERAL Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, yesterday, defended the national president of the Christian Association, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, following the controversy surrounding the seizure of $9.3 million arms purchase funds by South Africa.

Pastor Adeboye who spoke in London during an ecclesiastical visit said, “Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor is a man of God I trust and I can personally vouch for him. I believe on the issue of his aircraft being chartered and the purpose it was used for he had no prior knowledge. I’m sure God will continue to build his church and the gates of hell will not prevail in Jesus name. One anointed cannot attack another anointed. A pastor cannot attack another pastor. Touch not my anointed is what God said. Some Nigerians have questioned the use of Pastor Oritsejafor’s private jet by the Federal Government to convey the money to South Africa, accusing him of involvement in money laundering.”

The Federal Government had to come out in defence of the CAN president, arguing that Oritsejafor who is also the founder of Word of Life Bible Church has no hand in the deal. The Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan (Public Communication), Dr. Doyin Okupe, told newsmen in Abuja: “Oritsejafor is the President of CAN and head of all Christians in Nigeria who is representing at least, 50 per cent of people in this country. When it comes to a man like that, people should be cautious and circumspect.”

Okupe also advised Nigerians to stop playing politics with every issue of national concern, saying it is not in tandem with patriotism.



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Man Utd ready to gazump Arsenal in Khedira race

Manchester United are ready to offer midfielder Sami Khedira a massive £5.5m-a-year deal in an effort to beat Chelsea and Arsenal to his signature. The Germany international is set to leave Real Madrid when his contract expires next summer.
Source: Daily Express
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 00:19

Manchester United want €25m Pique

Manchester United are ready to make a €25 million offer for Barcelona defender and former Red Devil Gerard Pique. Louis van Gaal is deperate to sign defensive reinforcements and United are confident they can lure the Spaniard back to Old Trafford.
Source: Daily Star
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 00:09

Liverpool target Porto wonderkid

Liverpool have joined the chase to sign Porto wonderkid Ruben Neves. The 17-year-old has been scouted on multiple occassions by the Merseysiders, who will have to beat off competition from Juventus to land the midfielder.
Source: Daily Mirror
Monday, October 20, 2014 23:59

QPR to axe Ferdinand and sign Rolando

QPR are ready to offload Rio Ferdinand as early as January, with the west London club unimpressed with the centre-back's below-par performances. The Hoops will now move for Porto's Rolando, while Winston Reid is also on Harry Redknapp's wishlist.
Source: Daily Mirror
Monday, October 20, 2014 23:57

Raul could sign with Cosmos this week

The New York Cosmos-Raul saga may finally come to an end with pen being put to paper this week and the player joining the team in time for the 2015 Spring NASL season. He will also lead the club's youth academy.
Source: ESPN
Monday, October 20, 2014 19:20

Valencia weigh up Cavaleiro swoop

Los Che are said to be eyeing a move for Benfica's 21-year-old Portugal international Ivan Cavaleiro, who failed to secure a loan move to Deportivo la Coruna in the summer window.

Source: Superdeporte
Monday, October 20, 2014 17:59

West Ham to rival Arsenal for Van Dijk

West Ham have joined the race to sign Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk. Arsenal are keen on the 23-year-old but the Hammers are monitoring his progress with the player expected to cost £7m.

Abuja Prostitutes Given 48 Hours To Vacate The City, Death Penalty For Their Customers

Prostitutes in the city of Abuja have been given a 48-hour ultimatum to vacate the city or face the full wrath of the law while men and women who patronise them will be punished with a death sentence.

These strict measures were laid out by the Secretary for Social Development, Mrs. Blessing Onuh.

shortly after an official visit to several locations known to witness heavy activity of prostitutes and their patrons in the Federal Capital Territory.

Mrs Onuh added that several other severe measures had been lined up after security agencies combed several red-light districts and made several arrests.

She noted that experiencing a decline in the scourge, the secretary noted that prostitution has metamorphosed from the conventional sedentary practice in local brothels to a sophisticated cartel of “runs babes” and the corporate realm.

She revealed that the ‘executive’ type now holds in many luxury hotels in the Abuja metropolis and the exquisite homes of the super-rich adding that notorious spots include Port Harcourt Crescent, off Gimbiya Street, Garki; Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent and Sheraton Junction in Wuse II; and virtually all the discotheques; even in poor neighbourhoods like Nyanyan, Mararaba and Gwagwa, little girls have joined the illicit trade.

“They parade a horde of half-unclad girls and women of various ages and sizes brazenly exposing themselves, while openly and desperately beckoning on motorists and passers-by to pick them for the night. They insult, poke rude jokes and pour vituperation on those who look at them scornfully or ignore them.Indeed, for Abuja’s affluent and powerful men, it has become commonplace to place order for these women on the street or import them from other states and even from far-flung countries in the Caribbean and Asian countries.

High-society social, political functions are incomplete without a harem of these shadowy women. The import of these is that the upsurge requires a holistic framework to be able to deal with this seemingly intractable scourge.”


PANDEMONIUM: One Dead, 16 Thugs Arrested At Amosun’s Ilaro Rally

PANDEMONIUM: One Dead, 16 Thugs Arrested At Amosun’s Ilaro Rally

Pandemonium broke out, yesterday, at Ilaro in Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State as two groups of hoodlums clashed, leaving one person dead.

An eyewitness, Biodun Sowunmi, who escaped the fracas, said the incident occurred during the assessment tour of Governor Ibikunle Amosun to the local government.

According to the eyewitness, who is also a public analyst, the gangs were fighting over territorial protection.

The incident reportedly left many people injured as a result of dangerous weapons used by the rival gangs.

It was gathered that the incident occurred outside the venue of the assessment tour and did not affect the programme.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, said one person lost his life.

Adejobi said the incident was masterminded by hoodlums who used dangerous weapons freely.

He disclosed that 16 people had been arrested, while weapons, including four pump action guns, cutlasses, axes and assorted charms were seized.

- Sources;naijaloaded.com


In an exclusive interview with The NET, 2face Idibia hinted at himself working together alongside his former group members on a song.

He said‘Actually, we are working on a song together,’.

We really can’t wait for to hear whatever they have cooking in the kitchen.

2Face, Blackface and Faze made waves in the early 2000s as one of the first musical group to deliver good music under the name Plantashun Boiz.

They however decided to pursue their Solo career and have all had successful individual careers.

The group got back together briefly to work on an album project in 2007 which was titled ” Plan B ”, and the album was a pretty successful one.


Nigeria 'interested' in hosting 2015 Afcon

                                                    Nigeria CAF champions
Seyi Akinwunmi, vice president of the NFF, has told Goal that the country has the capacity to host the Africa Cup of Nations if asked by CAF

Nigeria could host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations if Morocco pull out of staging the continent’s biggest football showpiece due to fears over the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease, according to Seyi Akinwunmi, vice president of the Nigeria Football Federation.

While the north African country is mauling over the decision whether to pass up the opportunity to host the tournament, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has already written to a few countries including Ghana and Egypt to ask if they can host the Cup of Nations.

Morocco asked CAF to postpone the tournament to a later date instead of its present January/February schedule but the governing body is not ready to.

Nigeria could throw her hat in the ring to stage the tournament despite fears of the possibility of teams from Ebola-ravaged countries qualifying for the competition and bringing along their supporters.

Africa’s largest country was certified Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation on Monday, six weeks after the last case of the disease was reported and this could prompt renewed interest from international organizations.

“I think we are interested [in hosting the Afcon],” new NFF vice president Seyi Akinwunmi told Goal on Monday.

“It is not strictly the purview of the NFF alone but we have been asked [if we can host the competition] and we have said yes, why not?

“I think that the National Sports Commission or the Federal Government is looking at the possibility of hosting the tournament,” said Akinwunmi who disclosed that CAF had not yet written to Nigeria.

South Africa have already turned down the opportunity to host the tournament with Safa president Danny Joordan saying: "The Afcon 2015 tournament will not be held here. That issue doesn't exist. Caf must discuss this matter with Morocco.”

With the Super Eagles struggling to qualify for the 2015 tournament, hosting the competition would give them automatic qualification to defend the title they won in South Africa last year.

It could also be a way for Nigeria to show its leadership role on the continent after successfully curtailing the spread of the disease, something for which it has already earned the praise of the international community.

End Of Nollywood? Kate Henshaw Unveils Official Campaign Poster

This politics business for Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw is now formal, as she unveiled her campaign poster earlier today,

Looks like Aunty Kate is trying to earn some votes with the smile or maybe she forgot its not a movie poster or what do you think?

- Sources;naijaloaded.com

Nigerian Senate Approves New Punishment For Rapists

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday approved new sanctions for a range of offences including life imprisonment for rap!st.

According to report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the bill which seeks new punishment for rapists was sponsored by the Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba seeks to eliminate violence in private and public life.

More specifically, it seeks to prohibit all forms of violence, including physical, sexual, psychological, domestic, harmful traditional practices and discrimination, against persons.

Senate President, David Mark who spoke at the session, said the legislation would address some of the evil customs of the society.

He added that the law would sufficiently protect the people from the excesses of such devilish people.

Mark said the bill will address some of the evil customs of the society, and would sufficiently protect people from the excesses of “devilish people”.

Sections one and two of the bill increased punishment for r**e and other sexual offences and according to the bill, a person convicted under the section, is liable to imprisonment for life.

However, where the victim is less than 14 years of age, the offender shall be liable to a minimum of 14 years in jail.

In an occasion where the offence is committed by a group of people, it shall be known as gang r**e and the persons involved shall be liable jointly and severally to a minimum of 20 years imprisonment without an option of fine.

“The court shall also award appropriate compensation to the victim as it may deem fit in the circumstance,” according to the bill.

The bill will require a similar passage by the House of Representatives and the president’s signature to become effective.

- Sources;naijaloaded.com

Messi had 'nothing to do' with taxes, claims father

                                 Messi had 'nothing to do' with taxes, claims father

The pair have been accused of defrauding the Spanish state of approximately €4 million earned from image rates and sponsorship deals between 2007 and 2009

Jorge Messi has claimed son Lionel had nothing to do with his tax affairs amid allegations of fraud against the pair.

The Barcelona attacker is set to face trial over alleged tax evasion after a Spanish judge dismissed a recommendation to drop charges based on the fact Jorge Messi was responsible for his son's tax affairs.

While the pair deny any wrongdoing, they are reported to owe around €4million in tax with income said to be related to the Argentina international's image rights between 2007 and 2009, as well as a number of lucrative sponsorship deals.

However, Jorge Messi stated on Wednesday that his son has absolutely no case to answer given his total lack of involvement in the handling of the tax returns.

"I want to be quite cautious over this [topic]," he told Cadena COPE .

"I have always said it: he [Lionel] had absolutely nothing to do with it, so there is no need to talk about it.

"My lawyers are dealing with this issue so it's something with me and has nothing to do with him."

Messi, a four-time Ballon d'Or winner, moved to Barcelona in 2000 and was granted Spanish citizenship five years later.

The 27-year-old Rosario native reportedly earns just over €40m in wages and bonuses, and an estimated €22m in endorsements.

15 Powerful Twitter Promotion Ideas

Twitter can be a powerful marketing platform when you apply the right Twitter promotion ideas and apply them properly.
The secret is not to always be pitching and selling, but instead to communicate and deliver value.
The most powerful marketing does not feel like marketing.
Check out the article below and discover 15 powerful Twitter promotion tactics to help you build your brand and execute effective micro-blogging marketing campaigns.

1. Use Twitter’s New Header Feature

Twitter now enables you to add a header image to your Twitter profile.
Adding this is easier than you might think.  Simply go to “Settings” and then “Design” and upload your image.
The recommended dimensions are 1200×600 and the maximum file size is 5MB.
Here’s what my header image looks like:
This image will also display on most Twitter mobile applications.

2. Choose Your Twitter ID Carefully

Your Twitter handle can either help or hurt you build your Twitter brand, so choose wisely.
Shorter is better because of RTs, but catchy is better than short due to memorability.
Get a catchy, short, username and you’re golden.

3. Promote With Your Profile

Your Twitter profile is highly visible so if you include a link
Ask yourself: where do I want to send traffic the most? The answer to this question is the link you should use in your bio.
In addition to the main URL spot Twitter provides if you mention other Twitter usernames, or include other URLs beginning with http:// in your bio, these will become click able links as well.

4. Link it Uplink-it-up

Promote your twitter presence by adding links to your Twitter profile on your website, your other social media profiles, in your email signature, and everywhere else it is relevant to do so.

5. Use Your Real Name

People connect with people better than they do with brands.
Present yourself as a person rather than a brand and this will make your promotion efforts much easier.

6. Promote with #Hashtags

Use the # symbol in front of a keyword to add your tweet to a stream of tweets all using the same #hashtag.
If you have a small audience this can be a powerful way to attract new people to your content.
Be wary of going overboard with hashtags. #When #you #use #alot #of #hashtags #it #looks #ugly.

7. Connect With People Who Have Shared Interests

When you connect with people who have shared interests
I use Twitter marketing software to connect with people who have keywords in their bio that are related to topics I tweet about (Twitter, Social Media, Marketing, Facebook, etc.)

8. Use Twitter Directories to Promote Your Twitter Profile

Here is a list of some of the best Twitter directories for expanding your network.

9. Cross Promote with Influencersinfluencer

Follow the influencers related to your business or industry and retweet them to get on their radar.
After a few retweets reach out to them with a mention and some will feel compelled to connect with you since you have shown that you are willing to help them.
If you connect with and help influencers there is a good chance they will return the favor and help you with your promotion.

10. Space Out Your Promotional Tweets

Use a Twitter profile management tool like Hootsuite or Buffer to manage multiple twitter accounts & schedule your updates.
Check out this post about timing your tweets for more tips on this topic.

11. Offer Special “Follower Only” Promotions & Coupons

Increase sales using twitter by giving special offers and coupons to your followers.
One way to do this is to give a special offer to anyone who retweets one of your tweets.

12. Run a Twitter Traffic Contest

Create a viral contest by offering a prize to whoever sends the most traffic to your contest page.
Make entrants use a contest hashtag and a bit.ly link so you can track who sends the most traffic.
You can track bit.ly link clicks by adding a + to the end of any bit.ly link.

13. Use Offline Marketing to Drive Your Twitter Promotion

Just because a promotion is happening on Twitter does not mean you can;t promote it with offline marketing materials.
A traditional ad, a billboard, or twitter business cards will get you real results online.

14. Tweet Promotional Pictures

Post pictures of your products, business cards, and other items related to your business.
If you are on Instagram send your pictures to Twitter whenever it is relevant to do so.
A picture says a thousand words and can be a great way to get your audience engaging with you.
Make sure to respond as often as possible to the people who mention you, since ignoring your followers can cause your followers to feel alienated.  Engaging with everyone gets harder to do the bigger your following grows but do your best and you’ll get great results.

15. Get More Twitter Followers

The more followers you have the easier your Twitter promotional efforts will be.
Check out this article I wrote with 75 tips for getting more followers and learn more about organic online and offline methods for building a following.
If you want to turbo-boost your social proof and Twitter following  check out the services offered by Grow my Twitter Network.
Bonus Tip: Keep Your Account Secure
If your Twitter account is compromised this can seriously damage your brand, cause your to lose followers, and ruin your Twitter promotional campaigns.Twitter-security
Use a strong password to protect your twitter account from hackers, and make sure to always log out of your Twitter account if you are using a shared computer.
If you find any security issues, change your password immediately without fail.
Be wary of suspicious direct messages from your followers since there are several malicious applications send direct message without consent.