Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Mr President at 56


President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, celebrates his 56th birthday today. Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON), and President, Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, was born to a Niger Delta family of canoe makers on November 20, 1957. He graduated from the University of Port Harcourt, where he studied Zoology and proceeded with his Master’s and Ph.D degrees in Hydrobiology and Fisheries Biology, and Zoology respectively at the same University. In between, he had completed a mandatory one year of National Youth Service in Iresi, Osun State. Jonathan is married to Dame Patience Goodluck Jonathan, and they have two children. 

Before becoming taking the main post in Nigeria, he served as Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Governor of Bayelsa State and Vice-President. Jonathan was sworn-in on May, 6, 2010 as President. He is the 14th Head of State.  

Monday, 18 November 2013

Mr Jiomh Ibrahim's Tax Fraud


Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim was picked in Abuja on the afternoon of November 18, 2013, Monday, and is currently under detention at the offices of the agency.

Mr. Ibrahim has been allegedly evading agents of the unit for some time, but he was eventually caught in his hotel room at NICON LuxuryHotel.

The suspect emerged into national prominence under former President Olusegun Obasanjo, where he was frequently described as an insurance magnate after a questionable sale of the state owned NICON insurance company to Mr. Ibrahim.

He subsequently became a player in the media industry through the controversial purchase of Newswatch magazine and also as a proprietor of Air Nigeria. An airline closed down last year due to safety concerns and Ibrahim’s inability to meet financial obligations to staff, lessors and maintenance engineers and aircraft parts suppliers.

After Mr. Ibrahim’s purchase of Newswatch, the original directors, including Ray Ekpu, accused Mr. 

Ibrahim of hijacking Newswatch without meeting the terms of acquisition as a majority stakeholder.

His troubles in aviation sector came to light when the airline’s extensive violation of maintenance standards and financial fraud were disclosed. In addition to it, Aersale an aircraft lease company, sued him in New 

York court seeking a huge payment representing Air Nigeria unpaid obligations under the term of the lease.

Mr.Ibrahim is known to have extensive political connection with former President Obasanjo as well top players from Goodluck Jonathan’s team.

Baby for sales at OLX


OLX is a trading online store which serves as an intermediate market for buyers and sellers of goods and all kinds of commodity.


OLX classified website is the largest consumer trading website in the world with a presence in some 107 countries.

The ad was live on the site for 12 hours before It was pulled for breaching the it's terms and conditions.

D'Banj Private Jet will Land soon


In the Nigerian entertainment industry, there are no official owners of an expensive ‘transportation toy’.

The closest to purchasing the private jet was P-Square. However, the one they have started using several months ago does not officially belong to them.

As concerns D'Banj, he has hinted that he needs to get a private jet.

On Sunday, November 17, he was supposed to be at the wedding ceremony of Peter Okoye of P-Square, but missed it.

He lamented that if he had had a private jet, he would have made the trip to Nigeria from South Africa, where he performed on Saturday.

“This is the time I really wished I had that jet. I swear, whosover said it (having a private jet) was a luxury lied. It's a necessity and God go do am (God will do it).”

Do you think D’Banj will really proceed with buying one?

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Rennes first North American to make a west-to-east solo crossing of the Atlantic by rowboat.


Paquette set out from Halifax, Canada on a 7.31-metre (23-foot) boat on July 6. She arrived in the northwestern French port of Lorient on Tuesday evening after 129 days at sea.
"Finally it is over, because it was really an ordeal at times, I am just relieved that it is over," an emotional Paquette told AFP upon her arrival.
The 2,700-nautical mile journey crosses an area known for violent winds of up to 100 kilometres (60 miles) per hour and waves of up to 12 metres (40 feet).
During her journey the boat capsized several times, Paquette said, adding she was terrified after hitting her head and nearly passing out when her boat keeled over two weeks ago.
"I was also afraid of the cargo ships. They really came very close to me. Sometimes I was afraid of not seeing my family again, so I am really happy that they are here," she said.
Ten people had previously rowed solo across the Atlantic from westto east -- considered more arduous than an east-to-west crossing -- but none had been from North America.
Of them, only two were women -- Maud Fontenoy of France in 2003 and her compatriot Anne Quemere the following year.

Mike Tyson's Comments on his Childhood Upbringing


It has been nearly 20 years since Mike Tyson, now 47, fought his most violent -- and therefore memorable -- bouts. He didn’t wear a robe or socks when he entered the ring — all he wore was a mean face that practically said, “I can kill you with one punch.”
Tyson’s life outside the ring has been equally memorable and equally violent, and he has spared few details in his new autobiography Undisputed Truth.
Tyson’s mother was an alcoholic who shuttled him from home to home in one of Brooklyn’s bleakest neighborhoods, Brownsville. He thought himself lucky if the roof over his head had heat and hot water.
In an unguarded moment, Tyson confesses of his mother, “I wish I knew what to say to her to make her like me. I was never a good person.”
By age 7, Tyson had stopped attending classes, slipping into school only for the free meals. A savvy pickpocket by age 9, he was on the fast track to becoming a career thief, breaking into neighborhood apartments and walking out with cash, electronics and guns. By the time he was 12, he was arrested 38 times and, just as disturbing, he was illiterate.
“I was a criminal,” Tyson says. “In my neighborhood that made you a good guy — [being] able to steal money on your own without people helping you and take care of yourself.”
Being a neighborhood thief didn’t protect Tyson from being bullied mercilessly by older kids. He was small for his age, spoke with a lisp and was an easy target — at least on the surface.
“You just never forget that stuff, being helpless. And the only thing I had to do was hit them … I just never in a million years thought about hitting the guy.”

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Top Celebrities Magazine Adores Kingsley Anaroke, Editor-in-Chief, MMS plus Weekly


If integrity is your watchword and you hold on to it without recourse to what the people may say or believe about you, you are already on the ladder to the top because your attitude will soon broadcast your personality, and it does not matter the terrain you find yourself.

This informs the emergence of Kingsley Anaroke the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kings Communications Ltd., the Publishers of MMS plus weekly and Tycoon Magazine as the Transparent Personality of The Year in the top Celebrities Achievers Awards organized by the Top Celebrities Magazine and slated for Saturdays, 30 November, 2013 at Ikeja, Lagos.

According to the letter sent to the Transparent personality of the year, Anaroke was selected based on his contributions to the social and economic development of Nigeria.

In his usual humble manner, he had wanted to reject the award saying “It is not yet time for me to receive such an award” but was prevailed upon by the staff of Kings Communications Ltd and other well wishers to accept it.

This is a good beginning, more to follow in quick succession.
Anaroke also is a year older in November 12, 2013.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Shell’s claims on oil pollution in the Niger Delta are often untrue and deeply suspect-Amnesty International



Amnesty International has said that oil giant, Shell, manipulates oil spill investigations in Nigeria. It also said Shell’s claims on oil pollution in the Niger Delta are often untrue and deeply suspect.
In a new report published Thursday by Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD), the firms said they have uncovered cases where Shell deliberately provided wrong information on the “causes of oil spills, the volume of oil spill, or the extent and adequacy of clean up measures.”

“Shell is being disingenuous about the devastation caused by its Niger Delta operations. This new evidence shows that Shell’s claims about the oil spills cannot be trusted,” said Audrey Gaughran, Director of Global Issues at Amnesty International.

Amnesty International said analysis by an independent expert revealed that official Shell investigation reports into causes of oil spills in the region can be “very subjective, misleading and downright false.”

The report shows difficult-to-ignore “systemic weaknesses in the way the causes of a spill and the volume are determined- with some significant errors in the volumes that are recorded as split,” the report noted.
In most cases, Shell does not provide evidence to back up its claims.

“Shell looks to blame others based on investigation reports that, in some cases, amount to nothing more than dodgy dossiers,” said Styvn Obodoekwe, Director of Programmes at CEHRD.

The independent analysis exposed Shell’s ‘cover-up’ was on the behest of Amnesty International and CEHRD and conducted by Independent US oil pipeline specialist, Accufacts.

For instance, Shell has been unable to present evidence to back up its incessant claims that most of the oil spills in the Niger Delta have been caused by sabotage of its facilities, the report stated.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

The Easy Way To The Top Application Of Right Principles: Way To The Top


To become a success in life is not much of hard work but the application of the right principles. The successful people are not the most energetic but those that indulge more in mental assertion to achieving their objectives.

The scripture has a place for this assertion as it is evident in the life of David who was not much of a saint in the eyes of the public of those days because of his penchant for women and the likes but God did not see him the way men saw him when God referred to David as the man after His heart. David had a key which God could not resist, that is the key of quick and deep repentance from sin plus the key of praise and worship.

To become great does not require great things but great commitment to the ideals of greatness. Likewise to navigate the ship of an organization to greater height in life requires the application of the necessary principles that will help to achieve the desired results in such areas of endeavor.

Sometimes attitude, dispositions, character are some of the factors that determine how far a person can go in life in terms of career, education and what have you.

Wherever you find yourself, it is always a spring board to project you to where you are destined to be only if you are vigilant and patient enough to put on the toga of right mentality as your guide.

Apkobolokemi: Saint or Sinners?

                                            

Mr. Ziakede Patrick Apkobolokemi (ZPA), the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) will be 3 years in office by December, 2013. Stakeholders in the maritime industry have been concerned about the seeming drift of the agency against its roles in the Act. Is NIMASA really drifting? This, may not be the true position of the agency, hence the question: Is the DG a success or failure in his 3 years in office? Is he a sinner or a saint; what are his achievements in the industry?  Is the industry worse of or better off?

NIMASA And Blackmail Against the Media (1)

                             

It is not surprising to hear that the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety  Agency(NIMASA) doled out N25 million to a group of journalists in the maritime industry, what is astonishing is that some NIMASA officials now claim the agency was blackmailed into providing the fund, for which purpose is not clear.


Followers of development in NIMASA know that there was no blackmail anywhere rather they were driven by many factors made up of personal and official.

One is that the Negotiator who secured the approval from the Director-General, Patrick Apkobolokemi has equally bargained for a good percentage of the funds with the journalists, who are helpless and were actually dying to have it, irrespective of the sum left.

The Negotiator assembled some of the “Criminals” the Ex-NIMASA, DG, Ade Dosumu used in the system, to get the approval from Apkobolokemi. Dosumu’s era in NIMASAS witnessed unprecedented unethical activities in the history of the agency. These are smart guys, who have perfected how to package phoney jobs and secure approval from a CEO; these are the boys working with the Negotiator. It is on record that this is the single largest money ever given to a media group in the history of NIMASA. The Negotiator is equally a man given to fraud, a factor that led to his forced exit from a previous place of work. Despite these records, NIMASA employed him to man a strategic position that sees him shuttle between Lagos and Abuja on weekly basis.

Memories of 2013 Class of MMS plus' Woman of Fortune Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony




Members of the 2013 Class of MMS plus' Woman of Fortune Hall of Fame being inducted at the just concluded induction ceremony in Lagos by a member of the Government Council, Mrs. Mfon, Secertary-General, Abuja Mou at the extreme right.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Osun State Magistrate Court Arraigned 2 Men for Raping A 13-years Teenager


Two men were brought before an Osun State Magistrate court.

These two men, Azeez Kehinde, 20, and Adeyanju Ismail, 23, allegedly raped the 13-years old, simply identified as ‘Pepeye’ in the Ikirun area of Ifelodun Local Government Area of the State.

The young men waylaid the teenager at night in the Igbo-Ile environs of the area and proceeded to forcefully indulge in intercourse with her.

According to Vanguard Newspaper Report:

The police prosecutor, Mirette Wilson, a Police Inspector told the court that the two accused men committed an offence contrary to and punishable under sections 516,358 and 360 of the criminal code, cap 34, vol II, laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

When the plea was taken, both kehinde and Ismaila, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against them.

Counsel to the accused persons, Mr. Adedokun Tunde applied for the bail of his clients, praying the court to grant them bail in the most liberal terms as according to him the accused persons were ready to stand their trial before the court.

He also presented an affidavit sworn by a member of the family of the accused persons to the court as evidence that they were willing to stand their trial.

The Police prosecutor who did not oppose the bail application told the court to use its discretion in granting the accused persons bail.

He, however, applied to investigate the authenticity of the affidavit submitted to the court.
The presiding magistrate, Mr. Olusola Aluko lamented the involvement of young men in criminal activities especially the rate at which females were defiled in the state which he noted had contributed to the congestion of the state prisons.

He granted bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till 6th of December, 2013.


Tuesday, 29 October 2013

2013 Class of MMS plus' Woman of Fortune Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony



From right: Mrs Mfon Usoro, Secretary General, Abuja MoU on Ports State Control on West Central; Minister of Transport, Sen. Idris Umar represented by Mrs Yetunde Sonaike, Deputy Director, Press; Minister of Women Affairs & Social Development, Hajia Zainab Maina, Represented by Mrs Ibironke Lapite, Director, Planning, Research and Statistics(PRS) and the Chairman of the occassions, Engr Greg Ogbeifun, CEO, Starsz Investment Ltd., unveiling the 2013 Class of MMS plus' Woman of Fortune Hall of Fame Inductees at the ceremony in Lagos, last week.



Friday, 25 October 2013

Egypt has ordered Criminal trial of four Police Officers that Killed 39 People


There is going to be an urgent criminal trial of four Police officers charged with killing 39 members of the Muslim brotherhood after they were detained in August, ordered by Egypt’s prosecutor general on Tuesday. The general prosecution and a security source said.

The Islamists died after tear gas was fired into the back of a police van where they were being held. The four policemen have been arrested and charged with murder and unintended injury according to the security source.

“Investigation has proven that the officers transported 45 prisoners inside a transport vehicle that is not suitable to carry more than 24 people and fired tear gas inside… (This) led to the death of 37 prisoners and the suffocation of (two others).” The general prosecution said in a statement.

According to the interior ministry, the prisoners were trying to escape from the vehicle as it was transporting them to jail and they had also taken a police officer hostage.

“The prosecution has been investigating the incident since the seven involved police officers in three private sessions”, the security source said.

Migrant’s crisis, Italy to Demand Action at EU Summit


Italy will seek an overhaul of European Asylum policies and emergency action to handle a crisis that has seen tens of thousands of African migrants arrive unsicily and hundreds of deaths, prime minister, Enrico Letta said on Tuesday.

Speaking ahead of a European Council meeting Thursday and Friday, Letta said chronic instability in Africa and the Middle East meant the disaster earlier this month, in which as many as 550 migrants drowned, would not be the last of their kind.

“No one should be under any illusion that these tragedies are passing episode or that they will end with the arrival of bad weather,” he told the Italian Parliament.

Italy last week stepped up naval and air patrols with four patrol ships, long range helicopters and unmanned drone aircraft to spot migrant boats in southern Mediterranean. It has been offered some bilateral help by Finland and Slovenia but Letta said a more concerned EU effort is needed.

Monday, 21 October 2013

October FIFA Ranking, Eagles Move Up


Nigeria’s good showing the 2014 World Cup qualifiers and some of the high-grade international friendlies played by the Senior National team have combined to push up Supper Eagle’s FIFA ranking for October released on Thursday October 17th 2013.

Eagles who are African champions move up three slots from the 36th position they occupied last month to 33rd in the global ranking.

However, they are still behind Algeria ranked 32nd despite the fact that the North Africans dropped four places.

Elephants of Ivory Coast are still Africa’s top rated side in the 17th position, followed by Ghana in 23rd place, before Algeria and Nigeria in that order. Mali in the 41st position completes the list of Africa’s Top five teams in the FIFA rankings for October.

In the African ranking, the Super Eagles retained their fourth position of last month behind Algeria’s Desert Foxes who are third. The stars of Ghana who move up a place are second with Elephants of Ivory Coast retaining the number one spot. The Ivoirians are Africa’s best in the 17th place globally.

The October ranking saw the Eagles garner 724 points which is an improvement from 707 points of the September rankings.

They are expected to improve their rankings next month when they host Ethiopia in a world cup play-off return leg in Calabar.

Spain remains No 1 in the world with Argentina, Germany, Italy, Colombia, Belgium, Uruguay, England, Netherlands and Switzerland completing the top 10 in the World.

What is your comment on this?


O.C Ukeje, Kunle Afolayan, Others won Nollywood Movie Awards


On Saturday October 12 in Lagos, lots of Nollywood stars gathered to witness 2013 edition of Nollywood Movie Awards. They all shine like bright stars with their breath-taking outfits.

The event was hosted by the duo of Segun Arinze and Dakore Akande. Some of the big winners of the night were Kunle Afolayan, Rita Dominic and O.C Ukeje who got a brand new Nissan car for emerging the Best of Actor of the year.

Please make your comment.

New Album-Kcee, Dr Sid


Two popular Nigerian acts, Kcee and Dr Sid have made known their intentions to release their new albums. While Kcee has fixed his release date for November, Dr Sid has released the cover and track listing of his album but yet to make the release date public.

Kcee’s album titled take over is the singer’s debut album after breaking up with his partner; Presh. The album will contain some of his pre released singles which include Limpopo, Pull over, Okoso and few others.

Dr Sid has titled his own album, siduction. The singer said the title of the album, siduction is an infusion of his personal into the word “seduction and is defined as the art of charming someone and appealing to their senses through Dr Sid’s music”.

The album which has the production imprints of great producers such as Don Jazzy, Baby Fresh, Altims and Blayze Beats features special guest appearances from Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Emma Nyra, Ice Prince and Alexandra Burke.

Watch out.

Dangote Elder Brother Alhaji Garba Dangote is dead


Business Mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has lost his elder brother, Alhaji Garba Dangote, who died on Thursday last week after a brief illness.

Confirming the death of his brother, Dangote said that his death came vary suddenly as he suffered a massive stroke on Wednesday, and gave up the ghost some hours later.

The late Garba, 80, was a businessman and the first son in the family.

Dangote confirmed that his brother was buried in accordance with Muslim rites on Thursday in Kano.
The elder Dangote is survived by a wife and children

Please make your comment.

Oronto Douglas Sister Kidnappers Demand N500 million Ransom


The abductors of Mrs Augusta Douglas Ayam, sister to the Special Adviser to the President, Documentation and Strategy, Mr Oronto Douglas, have demanded N500 million as ransom.

She was kidnapped in Bayelsa State by unknown gunmen.

The abductors made the demand when they eventually contacted the family.

The kidnap occurred almost one year after the burial of her father at which the former Governor of Kaduna State, Mr Patrick Yakowa, and the Former National Security Adviser to the President, Gen Andrew Azazi, lost their lives in a helicopter crash.

A family source said the kidnappers called with a Glo mobile number to make the demand.

Police spokesman in Bayelsa State, Mr Alex Akhigbe, confirmed the latest development. He said the police were doing all they could to secure her immediate release without harm. 

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Traders Protest: Tell ASUU to call of Strike



Market women stormed the National Assembly protesting that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Should call off its more than three months old strike. The protesting traders were under the aegis of National Market Women Association.

President-General of the group, Mrs Felicia Sani who led the more than 200 protesting women, said: “We are tired our children at home. We want our children back in school. Enough of this cheap blackmail.

On FG/ASUU agreement
Asked why she did not criticize the Federal Government for failing to reach an agreement with ASUU, Mrs Sani said “which agreement? How do you expect lecturers in state Universities to earn same salaries as Federal ones? That is impossible.

“We are not educated but you do not expect a hotel in my village to cost same price as a hotel in Abuja”
“They are located in different places so how can a state university lecturer earn same salary with his Federal counterpart?

“We are begging them for the last time. If we come again we may have chase them out of this country and replace them with so many jobless Nigerians”

Vanguard.

Mix Tape for Hennessy Artistry Finale to Ft Dbanj, Banky W, Eldee and MI


The Hennessy Artistry finale, which will take place this Sunday, October 19th, this year’s headliner, Dbanj will collaborate with past headliners on the Artistry mix tape.
The event will hold at the Federal Palace Hotel in VI, Lagos, and Dbanj is set to blow the minds of guess who will attend the finals.
The mix tape is rumored to be a collection of all the Hennessy Artistry theme songs so far…from “like A Bottle” featuring music icon, sir Shina Peters, Kas, Nnweka and others to this year’s “Raise your Glasses” by Dbanj.
Other  performers of the night include this year’s supporting acts, Olamide, Phyno, Kay Switch, Chidinma, Seyi  Shay, Pucado, Vector, Sean Tizzle and show Dem camp. They will also be joined by past headliners and supporting acts.

Rukky Sandra’s Outfit for Sallah


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A Turkish TV Presenter Sacked For Wearing an Unacceptable Dress


Miss Kansu a Turkish TV presenter has been sacked for wearing an “unacceptable” dress. They accused her of taking her fashion sense to the “extreme”.

A Government spokesman said this “we don’t intervene against anyone but this is too much. It is unacceptable.”

However, Turkish citizens are divided over the issue. Some have said it is a welcome development as it would make ladies learn to be moderate in their dressing, especially those who appear on television, as kids do watch too. While some think (ladies especially) that she shouldn’t have been sacked.

What do think about this action?

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

World Bank in Partnership with FG to recover 185m euro Abacha loot


The federal Government is to collaborate with World Bank to recover about 185 million euro transferred to some commercial banks in Liechtenstein in Central Europe by the General Sani Abacha regime through some shell companies.

The recovery effort started about 14 years ago under President Olusegun Obasanjo when about $500 million were also repaid by banks in Switzerland.

The funds would be used to finance rural development projects across the country.

The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okon-Iweala, said that the Federal Government has been pursuing the money in Liechtenstein and this is part of the legacy of the Abacha monies that were taken out of the country. She said that the essence is that the F.G identified the money in Liechtenstein, through her lawyer, Mr Erico Monfrini of Switzerland.

The minister said the money was sent in through some front companies, some shell companies that were opened up in Liechtenstein and then transferred through those companies into Liechtenstein banks, stressing that the beneficiaries were really General Abacha’s companies.

Fresh Benue Crisis claimed the lives of 15 People


In the early hours of Sunday, 15 people were killed at Ogwule-Ankpa in Agatu, Benue State by suspected Fulani marauders who invaded the area. The attack was coming four days after gunmen, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen killed 21 natives of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of neighboring Plateau State.

Governor Gabriel Suswam expressed disappointment at the renewed invasion of 21 communities’ inspite of peace moves by the state government to end the ugly trend.

According to sources, many of the victims were murdered in their sleep between 4a.m and 5a.m when the gunmen stormed the villages.

Another source said the gunmen also invaded a mosque, killing four persons, with several others sustaining gunshot injuries. Houses and households items worth millions of naira were not spared also during the attack.
Governor Suswam, Chief Stephen Lawani, his deputy and Security Chiefs in the state were in Agatu on Sunday on sympathy visit to the affected communities and to inspect the extent of destruction.

Speaking at the Catholic Church, Oshigbudu, following his visit to Enogaje, one of the communities, attacked by the marauders during previous onslaughts, the Governor lamented the incessant attacks on Benue people and urged the people to be security conscious and report suspicious movements to relevant security agencies.

Motor Accident Claimed 14 lives in Makurdi



14 people lost their lives on Sunday in a ghastly motor accident along the Makurdi/Tarka/Gboko Road, after Wannune market in Tarka Local Government of Benue State.
The auto crashs occured at about 9:30 a.m and it involved a fully loaded 14 seaters bus, a tanker and taxi.
The 14-seater bus belonging to Pleasure Travels, was on its way to Jato-Aka in Kwande Local Government Area when it had a head-on collision with a tanker coming from the Gboko axis and had just overtaken the car.
The car, which was following the tanker at the time of the accident, collided with the bus, leading to the death of about 12 persons on the spot while two others were said to died later.
The wounded were helped by sympathisers to nearby hospitals just as the corpses of the victims were also evacuated to the morgue.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Asari-Dokubo establishes King Amachree University in Republic of Benin


Asari-Dokubo already has soccer institutions in Benin and Nigeria train youth free of charge. 

The leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Muhajid Asari-Dokubo has joined the swelling rank of private university proprietors with his establishment of a university in the neighbouring Republic of Benin. 

Mr. Asari-Dokubo, who already owns a soccer academy in the West African country and another one in Abuja, said the university, which will be known as King Amachree African University, KAAU, had already been accredited to commence degree programmes beginning September 2014.

He told PREMIUM TIMES in an interview in Abuja that the proposed university, named after his ancestor, was a product of his two existing institutions in Benin Republic, namely King Amachree Automobile/ICT Royal Academy and King Amachree Arts Academy. Both of them, he added, currently award Diploma to their students. 

Mr. Asari-Dokubo said he chose to establish the institutions in Benin Republic because he does not only live there, but has adopted it as his country. 

“What we have now, we are awarding only diploma now. “By next September, Insha Allah, the university will start,” Mr. Asari-Dokubo, who dropped out of University of Calabar, he said. 

“For now we have King Amachree Automobile/ICT Royal Academy and King Amachree Arts Academy. Two of them were merged. We have merged the two of them into king Amachree African University. 

“King Amachree is my great ancestor. He was king of the Kingdom of new Calabar.” 

On his soccer academy, the 50 year old Mr. Asari-Dokubo, an indigene of Rivers State, who refused to be tagged a former militant, said it was established to train the youth in soccer free of charge. 

“We plan to engage the youths. It is free. We have a soccer academy in Abuja and we have another one in Republic of Benin,” he said. 

Fashola Has taken it Upon Himself To Pay Pa Kasunmu’s Medical Bills


The Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, has taken it upon himself to save ailing Nigerian actor, Kayode Dosumu, popularly known as Pa Kasunmu.

The governor was said to have reached the actor and agreed to foot his total medical bill.

The movie icon had cried to the general public to 
help him raise N12 million to enable him undergo a medical treatment to correct his kidney and liver ailments.

Recall that in 2012, Governor Fashola paid about N4.5 million for the medical surgery of another actor in Nollywood,

Thursday, 10 October 2013

The Classy 2013 Hall of Famer-Mrs Yvonne Isichei

                                             
Yumcious Yvonne
Mrs. Yvonne Isichei
Executive Director
Keystone Bank Ltd.


Mrs. Yvonne Isichei, the Executive Director, Retail Banking, Keystone Bank Limited is a woman with a voice. Her responsibility as the retail banking Czar in the bank makes her one of the most sought after personalities in the bank by customers.
And her being everywhere, speaking for the bank, means she is endowed with talent and knows the job. She says have a Yumcious week.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The Classy 2013 Hall of Famer-Azuka Ogo

                                                     Amazing Azuka   
                                                  Ms Azuka Ogo
                                             Secretary of the Cargo Defence Fund (CDF)

Azuka Ogo, a seasoned Lawyer is the Secretary of the Cargo Defence Fund (CDF). This body has bailed so many Nigerian Traders, both importers and exporters from financial difficulties arising from the attitude of their foreign counterparts who either devalue their products or dodge outright payments. The CDF under this erudite woman has been fighting these hydra-headed monsters through litigation and dialogue and the result tells volumes about her resolve and mindset. She wishes you can amazing week.

Monday, 7 October 2013

The Classy 2013 Hall of Farmer-Dr Benebo Ngeri


Dr. Benebo Ngeri

                                                              Director General
                                                                       NESREA

Dr. Ngeri Benebo is the Director-General of National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA).
She is a duty-conscious woman that understands her brief and does just that. Her entry into the maritime industry, initially generated some heat and dust that have all settled now. She is a woman to be with if you know what you want.
Her exploit in NESREA is ground-breaking as such she is a nominee for 2013 Class of MMS plus' Woman of Fortune Hall of Fame. She wishes you a fruity week!

The Classy 2013 Hall of Farmer-Mrs sally Uwechue-Mbanefo

Sallicious Sally
     Mrs. Sally Uwechue-Mbanefo
                                                                Director-General, Nigeria 
                                                           Tourism Development Board (NTDB)


Mrs. Sally Uwechue-Mbanefo is the Executive Director, Commercial Banking, Keystone Bank Limited. She is a core banking professional with 25 years experience in Banking, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas sectors and a stint in private and social entrepreneurship practice. Sally, today is one of the egg-heads in Keystone Bank. She wishes you a sallicious valentine. Doesn't she look like the Queen of MMS plus weekly?

Katherine Obiang Frank Edoho's Ex-wife Now a Nollywood actress


Ms Katherine Obiang has officially joined Nollywood.
She is currently enjoying the best of times in her career as she recently found love in acting, she is gradully reaping the fruits of her passion.
She joined Nollywood in journey to self, a critically acclaimed movie produced by Ashionye, who was recently nominated as Best actress in supporting role for BON awards 2013 and ZARAA 2013 as Best New Act.
Excited Katherine Obiang said this is an humbling career turn around for her;
"Honestly, i didn't expect it. Ijust prayed to God, did a very good job and left the rest so that i won't let the producers down. Ashionye and Carl Raccah believed so mush in me. It is scarry, so i was afraid to let them down", She said

Handing over of Power to Private Firm-Critics not Satisfied Yet with FG efforts


Handing over of licences to the negenerating and distributing companies(GENCOs adn DISCOs) by President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday, September 30, 2013 is considered to be an action whish was not only an end of the PHCN privatisation process but also the beginning of a season of hope for Nigerians who have imagined the possibilities of uninterrupted power supply and it happened in their life time.
There are lot of advantages of regular and adequate power supply, it will boost the establishment of industries across the country, things will become cheaper due to reduction in transportation, there will be more employment for the horde of unemployed youths in the country, a greater level of self reliance which will give the country greater bargaining power in international trade, and assumption of better roles in the international division of labour. We will no longer be seen as a people only good enough for provision of raw materials. Calls, Sms, and data rates will also have to be slashed as the telecommunications companies will no longer have to run on diesel all day everyday.
This privatisation has been considered not not to be enough, when there are roads that had killed hundreds of people in ths country, like the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Some critics have not seen anything done by this present government. To them nothing is done to satisfy them. 
This is the anatomy of the Nigerian critic. He is headed to doom who waits for the approval of this critics before embarking on a project.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

The Classy 2013 Hall of Famer-Engr Favour Chika-Okafor

                                                             
Fabulous Favour
     Engr Favour Chika-Okafor
Engr. (Mrs.) Favour Chika-Okafor is the Group Executive Director of Chikason Group of Companies, a conglomerate that has become a household name especially in the Oil and Gas sector.
Her leadership and managerial acumen speaks volume and has contributed immensely to the feat the group has attained in the industry.
She wishes you a fabulous week ahead.

The Classy 2013 Hall of Famer-Deziani Alison-Madueke

                                                 

Dazzling Deziani
   Deziani Allison-Madueke
  Minister of Petroleum

Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke is the current Minister of Petroleum and one of the kitchen cabinet members of the President Goodluck Jonathan. She remains resolute in her fight to give the Nigerian Content Act a meaning. And can be called Mrs. “Local Content.” She wishes you a dazzling week.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Nigeria Takes Stock at 53

                                                       

The Senate last Thursday were worried about the country's position, 53 years after leaving colonial rule behind. Nigeria's economy is still far from developed despite some encouraging signs in last few years.
We have a broken  education, health, infrastructure. Despite the bad news, the data tells us that there is a ray of light. We have to seize it.

The Classy 2013 Hall of Famer-Elizabeth Egharevba

                                                         

Elegant Elizabeth
Elizabeth Egharevba
    NAGAFF-Sponsored Corporate Nominee
Managing Director/Chief Executive
  Amiable Consultancy and Logistics Service Ltd.


She is the amazon of the maritime industry, articulate, resourceful pragmatic and a womanist of immense proportion, she sits on the exalted office of the Executive Director, Marine and Operations of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA). Our woman of fortune is Ms Elizabeth Aina Egharavba.  Having an elegantly fulfilled week.

The Classy 2013 Hall of Famer-Mrs Uju Ifejika

                                 
Utilitarian Uju
Mrs. Uju Ifejika is the Chairman/C.E.O. of Britania-U Nig. Ltd. She is one of the female CEOs that shakes and moves things in the Oil & Gas sector. Her pace-setting achievements in Nigeria's Oil & Gas sector was commended & recognized recently by Thisday Newspapers.
She wishes you a fulfilling week ahead.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

The Classy 2013 Hall of Famer--Hajiya Zainab Maina

                                                           Zealous Zainab
                                                           Hajiya Zainab Maina
                                               Minister of Women Affairs 

                                                        & Social Development


Hajia Zainab Maina is the Honourable Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development.
One of the trusted women in President Goodluck Jonathan's administration, whose tenure as a minister has given rise to more women in elective and appointive positions in Nigeria. She is a woman with a difference and wishes you a week of zealousness.