20 May 2016

7 budding musicians for Bull Fuji Talent Hunt



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Seven talented Fuji musicians were on Friday selected to compete in this year’s edition of the annual Bull Fuji Talent Hunt after months of intense search in six states, including Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Kwara and Oyo states.

Secret Service agent shot armed man at White House checkpoint - reports



The security measure was quickly lifted
The White House has been placed on security alert following reports of a shooting nearby.

The incident occurred on West Executive Drive in Washington DC shortly after 3pm local time (7pm).

Unbelievable! Femi Fani-Kayode becomes God’s chosen in cell



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Fani-Kayode was previously accused and then acquitted of money laundering charges in 2008
Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reportedly become a pastor in the cell of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Capital reports.

Who is stealing Davido’s money? See what he posted online (photo)



Popular musician Davido is at it again, this time he says he’s being stolen from
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The musician who recently made up with his cousin B-red after accusing him of hating on his artiste Mayorkun’s success, has lashed out once again.

Niger Delta Avengers blow up Escravos pipeline again



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Suspected members of the Niger Delta Avengers have attacked another oil facility in the Niger Delta, blowing up the Escravos pipeline linking Warri to Lagos.
Details of the attack are still sketchy with security officials declining to comment.

Bring Back Our History By Moses E. Ochonu



The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said recently that the Nigerian government plans to restore history to the secondary school curriculum. For inexplicable reasons, history was excised from the curriculum

Baby Found Dead After Being Abandoned By Mother In A Refuse Dump (Graphic Photos)



This baby which was allegedly abandoned in a refused dump by the mother -was found dead recently in Minna, Niger state.
No one new how the baby got there till the corpse of the baby was spotted at the bin with flies all over it. Such a tragedy!

BREAKING: Court jails ex-NIMASA boss, Omatseye for five years



Former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Raymond Omatseye
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency, Mr. Raymond Omatseye, to five years in prison for a N1.5bn contract scam.

No missing Chibok girl has been found, it is a scam – Asari Dokubo



Leader of the defunct Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Front, NDPVF, Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo on Friday insisted that reports claiming some Chibok girls were rescued was not true.
The former Niger Delta warlord, who took to his Facebook Page to express his doubt, insisted that no schoolgirl was kidnapped from Chibok and that the news of girls being rescued is a scam and propaganda.

Ajimobi appoints Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff, 9 Special Advisers



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Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has approved the appointment of Dr. Gbade Ojo and Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin as his Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff respectively.
This is contained in a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, in Ibadan, on Friday.

Don’t confront my administration, Buhari warns Niger Delta militants



MILITANTS-buhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, urged militants in the Niger Delta to drop their confrontational stance and work with his government to review the Amnesty Programme initiated by the Late ex-President Umaru Yar’Adua

Fans react to departure of Ice Prince from music label, Chocolate City.



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Abuja – Fans of popular Nigerian rapper, Ice Prince have expressed mixed reactions over his inability to renew his contract with his former music label, Chocolate City. 

Presidency Answers The Most Asked Question About The First Rescued Chibok Girl



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While it is far fetched that the abductor (a Boko Haram insurgent) of Chibok girl, Amina Ali would accompany her to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari – several inquisitive souls still pondered on the veracity of what is ordinarily an anomaly.

WARNING: How is HIV transmitted



drugsThe more you know about HIV the less risk of getting it you have. Read this article and find out how HIV is transmitted.
HIV is the human immunodeficiency virus that slowly destroys the affected immune system.  What are the syndromes and how is HIV transmitted through sex? As a result of getting

Just face it! Lupita Nyong'o grins as she unveils a flattering caricature of herself



Lupita Nyong'o has joined the likes of Lucille Ball and Tom Hanks, becoming the latest celebrity to unveil her caricature at the iconic Sardi's restaurant in New York City.
The restaurant has been the home to countless celebrity caricatures for decades, so no doubt Lupita was thrilled to join the ranks.
The 33-year-old's caricature was unveiled in full at the eatery on Thursday, and Lupita certainly seemed to approve of the one-of-a-kind drawing.
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Just face it! Lupita Nyong'o's caricature was unveiled in full at Sardi's restaurant in New York on Thursday
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Just face it! Lupita Nyong'o's caricature was unveiled in full at Sardi's restaurant in New York on Thursday

The portrait appeared to be modelled after Lupita's outfit from the 2014 Academy Awards, as the artwork featured the exact same headband and earrings.   
Holding the artwork at arms length, Lupita flashed a wide and nearly giddy grin as she admired the drawing.

Oh, how beauteous mankind is! All-female cast perform NUDE




Oh, how beauteous mankind is! All-female cast perform NUDE version of Shakespeare's Tempest in Central Park

  • Members of Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society put on production of Shakespeare's Tempest

FUNKE ADESIYAN FLAUNTS SEXY BUM CHAIN (PHOTO)



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Nollywood actress, Funke Adesiyan, has gotten many men queuing up to have her after she revealed part of her precious asset in public and that attracted handsome dudes to her.
The actress shared a picture of herself laying on the bed while stylishly showing off her her waist chain which added another sexiness to her shape.

HIYA!!! SPIRITUALIST REMOVES ‘CURSE’ PLACED ON SEUN EGBEGBE (PHOTOS)



Controversial ex of actress, Toyin Aimakhu, Seun Egbegbe, has chosen to put his past behind him and move forward after the whole drama that played out in his life some months back.
Seun was recently blessed after he hosted some Islamic prayer group around his vicinity and he was given several prayers of blessings to forge ahead in life no matter the bad things said about him.

TVC Presenter, Wale, Beats Up His Girlfriend and Injures Her? (Details & Photos)



 When I got this information, my first reaction was a 'laugh'. I didn't laugh because it's a good thing, but this is what I was trying to save some misguided young people from two weeks ago, but folks who don't even know me resorted to using insulting words. I just ignored them and moved on since you can't force a fool to change his/her ways until that fool has first been delivered from his/her self.

13 Steps to Be the Sexy Guy You’ve Always Wanted to Be and make the girls go crazy about you



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There are lots of things that attract women, but the most impressionable trait that hooks us is a guy’s sexiness. Here’s how you can pull that off.
Men don’t talk about being sexy, unless it’s in a humorous context. They joke about it, but it doesn’t mean that they don’t wonder about the practical things that they can do to exude more sex appeal. Since they rarely discuss it, they have to learn as they go. That can waste a lot of time, because being sexy is easy. You just have to know how to do it right.

I DID NOT USE ANY VOODOO- SHATTA WALE



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It looks as if Shatta Wale is doing something that other Ghanaian artistes are not doing to have loyal fans who are really crazy around him. There is hardly a thing that Shatta does that will not go viral because of the support of his fans. This has forced some quarters to allege that Shatta is using charms on his fans.

IT WILL BE UNFAIR IF A MAN MARRIES ONE WIFE, I'M A PRODUCT OF POLYGAMOUS...9ICE



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9ice is in the news again, and this time with a shocking revelation. The artiste who recently buried the hatchet with rugged man over infidelity related issue of his ex wife, Toni Payne is back in the news.
In a recent interview with EbonyLife, the singer revealed that, just because there are more men than woman, it would be unfair for a man to marry one wife.

See Anita Joseph Causing Commotion With Her Bre*sts



Tiwa Savage Ignites Hopes Of Reconcilation With Tee Billz With Latest Instagram Post



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For many who watched Mavin first lady’s revealing interview where she stated that things are definitely over between herself and estranged husband, Tee Billz, her latest Instagram post may serve up some hope that maybe, just maybe both parties may find their way back into each other’s arms some time soon.

Horror As An Ashawo Chops Off Customer’s Manhood For Refusing To Pay After Action



A man has lost his p*n!s in the hands of a an Ashawo after the angry Lady used a sharp object to cut off the man’s m*****d.
A Kenyan man has been left in excruciating pain after his m*****d was chopped off by a an Asahwo for refusing to pay her after passionate s*-x.

See How To Handle People Hurting Themselves To HATE You



It's funny that after misguided people have made a mess of themselves, they often look for someone to pour their depression on, but the best option for you is to ignore such people. Allow them live with the consequences of their actions. Don't give them attention out of pity, otherwise they won't learn the "lessons".

As written by Stella Damasus

Baba for the girls: Check out what Femi Otedola was spotted doing with 3 ladies (photos)



Billionaire Femi Otedola was pictured in the midst of his three beautiful daughters – The family was in New York for the graduation of DJ  Cuppy from New York University 

Veteran fuji artist Pasuma changes style, what he changed to will amaze you



Fuji singer Wasiu Alabi Pasuma drops afro-beat inspired song – The fuji singer last album was pure hip hop away from fuji music 

Pasuma alongside other fuji artists are trying to crossover to hip hop music

Exclusive: Lil Kesh finally reveals why he left Olamide, clears air on adopting Adekunle Gold



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Popular Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter Lil Kesh having dropped his supposed first single Lyrically, which was immediately accepted by music lovers both home and abroad, was officially shot into limelight with his song Shoki. 
 Lil Kesh Born Keshinro Ololade, the 22-year old singer few weeks back 
dropped his debut record label YBNL for his own label, YAGI in an interview with NAIJ.COM, speaks on why left YBNL, his current relationship with Olamide, his next project and clears the air on Adekunle Gold’s exist form YBNL. 
Read excerpts of his interview below: Why choice of YAGI as the label name? I picked the name because YAGI is the name of my debut album which mean ‘Young and getting it’ (YAGI) and it is like me because everybody knows that is my new logo. I am 22 and I am doing well for myself. Lil Kesh performing on stage
Even with the name the album talks basically about me; I am just starting off and I am learning at the same time, I am getting it. I stand for YAGI and YAGI stands for me. 

 Lil Kesh separation You left YBNL at the time when your career is growing, don’t you think that will affect your career and stand in the industry? I am still very much around in the industry and good stuff is still going to come out from my stable and YBNL; the fact that I am floating my own label does not matter and does equally means I am no longer under YBNL because that is where a lot of people are getting it wrong. Olamide and YBNL movement is still managing me as an artiste and the fact that I have my own label simply means that YAGI records is been managed by YBNL. 

We are still together; I and Olamide still record in the same studio and work with same set of producers. As you all know that YBNL is a family thing and we all support each other.
 How is the new label doing? Like we all know that with YBNL, I had a two year contract which ended some few weeks back and the rightful thoughts of Olamide from time is that his prayer stands firm on all his label artistes that after two years, all artistes he signed will not consider signing into another record label but rather they should be able to stand on their own and try and help other people just like he believed in me as well. Was Olamide in the known that you were going to float your own label?
  Off course he was aware because we have discussed about it before my contract ended that I was going to float my own label which he is in total support of as I know I got his back always. 
According to speculations, is Adekunle Gold also on your YAGI label? (Ah) My brother Gold is still under YBNL but most people got it wrong because he designed the label logo and my album art work. Adekunle Gold has always been supportive of my label from day one as well as other people on the YBNL label. 

For YAGI records, I am the only artiste on it; come to think of it where do people want me to see money from to sign Adekunle Gold; my bro is expensive just like all is songs are of good qualities. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Keshinro Ololade 
 (video) Your song ‘Life of a star’ featuring Adekunle Gold what informed it and the lyrical contents? My life basically from me not been famous to me been famous which include the stages and experiences that comes with life, trying to adjust to a live of walking peacefully on the street and people not disturbing you but now you are restricted to what you can do and what you can say online.

 For me that change was quite difficult because many don’t know how freely I do my things back then before the fame came in. Basically, my album is a reflection of my past, present and probably the future as the case maybe. Life of a star came as a reflection of all I have been through, I was actually mediating when the song vibe came in; 
so I called Pheelz the producer that I was ready and that Adekunle Gold will be dropping few lines too. 

The funniest part is that I and Adekunle went for a show together in Abeokuta and travelled down to Lagos the following morning where both lodged in a hotel due to fuel scarcity then and we had all the recording tools available and Adekunle did his verse, went back to sleep, woke and continue and at the end of the day, the song came out nice. 

With your first album doing quite well, what is next for you? I thank God for that and I am not relenting neither am I resting; next for me now is shooting videos off the YAGI album; mores singles and better work ahead, planning tours across the continent and focusing on how to make my own label stand too. What usually informs your choice of words? like I said, I get my words from whatever I hear and what comes out of my thoughtful thinking; I equally use my instinct to record. With several hit singles and an album to your career; will say you are at the peak of your career now? (Laughs) Arrive ke, no I have not my career will start maybe from next year because I had a nice year from two years back and this is another year, I can only hope for God’s favour and  showers of blessing over me. I still remain positive that this year and other coming years will be better. I am just at the starting point of the career as I still have a long way to go. I am still hustling. 

Lil Kesh performing on stage What is your plan with YAGI; are you considering signing in new acts too?

 I will definitely sign in new artists because it is the legacy Olamide taught us knowing that at some point I have to look back at when I had record label and I won’t be nice if I have nothing to show for it. 

When I get to that stage when I think I am capable enough financially, intellectually; I will also want to discover someone’s talent in the industry. For now, my strength basically is for me and makes the brand big. 
 
Will you say Olamide is a great leader? Honestly, if there is another percentage after 100, I think Olamide deserves that and more. He did not make us see ourselves as an artiste or a celebrity not to talk of letting the fame get into our heads, instead he made us believe so much in our potentials and always advice emphatically that when fame comes tread softly and always remember where you are coming from. 
Out of curiosity, before I was officially signed on YBNL record, I had moved and studied Olamide as a person to know what made him successful in the industry and within a short while, I learnt a lot from him. One fact people don’t know is that Olamide does not see himself as been big in the industry yet, he hustles like he is an upcoming artistes.

Nigerian allegedly dupes Trump

Ejekam allegedly in troubleEjekam is a real estate professional
– He is reportedly in a legal battle
– His lawyer is also in trouble Donald Trump, a United States presidential candidate, is reportedly among a set of top flying Americans that have been duped by Michael Chudi Ejekam,

CCTV captures customer who abducted one -year-old girl



A Closed Circuit Television Camera at a supermarket in the Abule Egba area of Lagos State has shown that a woman, identified only as Mama Oyin, who disguised as a customer, strapped a  one-year-old girl, Fehintola Lawal, to her back before allegedly escaping with the girl.
The footage, obtained by the police and Fehintola’s family members on Thursday, captured how Mama Oyin walked around the supermarket, as she searched for items, a few minutes before the alleged abduction.
PUNCH Metro had reported on Thursday that Mama Oyin met Fehintola’s mother and grandmother, who were traders in the Abule Egba area, on Saturday, and said she needed some items, which were said to be unavailable.
It was reported that the suspect had returned to the traders on Sunday, telling them that she newly moved to the area.
Our correspondent had reported that Mama Oyin returned on Monday around 11am and begged for direction to where she could buy the items in Agege, after which the girl’s mother offered to go with the suspect, who was said to be friendly.
Fehintola was reported to have fallen asleep and Mama Oyin was said to have requested to strap the one-year-old to her back, while she (Mama Oyin) handed over her bag to Lola.
After boarding a tricycle to Abattoir junction and taking a commercial motorcycle to Oko Oba, Agege, the women were said to have taken separate motorcycles, during which Mama Oyin disappeared with the rider on Olaniyi Street.
The matter was said to have been reported at the Abattoir and Elere police divisions the same day.
Fehintola’s aunt, Lolade Oseni, had told PUNCH Metro that the bag Mama Oyin dropped with Lola contained papers cut to currency sizes, adding that the phone numbers she gave them did not connect.
Our correspondent learnt on Thursday that the police had obtained a CCTV footage showing the suspect with Fehintola in the supermarket.
In the footage also obtained by PUNCH Metro, Mama Oyin with the child on her back and Lola Lawal were seen holding yellow polythene bags and searching for items to buy in the supermarket.
Mama Oyin, who wore a black gown with dotted white strips, had after two minutes proceeded to the exit followed by the victim’s mother.
The aunt, Oseni, told our correspondent that she hoped the police would rescue Fehintola as the family members were all distraught over the incident.
She said, “Mama Oyin did not sleep in our house on Saturday and Sunday when she visited us. She went back to her supposed house when it was late. The address she left in our church which she followed us to on Sunday is also fake.
“We obtained the footage on Thursday. The police worked with the supermarket to release the video to us. We are hoping that our daughter will be safely rescued by the police. We have also gone to Eleweran, Abeokuta, Ogun State, to see the police authorities there.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the command was collaborating with the Ogun State Police Command as the search for Fehintola had been extended.
She added that the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, had ordered that the matter be transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigations, Yaba.
She said, “The two commands are working together on the case. We are extending the investigation to Ogun State, around the Ijoko area. The CP has directed that the case be transferred to the SDCI, Yaba, for discreet investigation.
“Parents should beware of friends, and particularly friends that are not traceable, as we have been having cases of friends disappearing with children of their victims.”

Jonathan’s Sure-P, a monumental fraud- Tinubu



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National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has described former president Goodluck Jonathan’s Sure-P programme as a monumental fraud which only objective was to siphon public funds into the pockets of its architects.
According to Tinubu, the only thing sure about Sure-P was that its architects would siphon the public’s funds to fatten their own wallets. “They wanted to save money (for themselves) yet expend the people for no good reason at all,” he added.
In a statement entitled: Ending Price Fixing, The Making of Economic Sense, released on Thursday, the APC leader commended President Muhammadu Buhari for being courageous in his decision to remove the oil subsidy, adding that the president did what is right.
“President Buhari after carefully weighing the options decided to do what is right. In an act of courage he removed the oil subsidy thereby freeing the downstream component of this strategic sector of the economy from the distortions of price fixing.”
Tinubu’s statement read:
Ending Price Fixing, The Making of Economic Sense
To construct the right building sometimes means we have to tear down the wrong one standing in our way. Our economic development hinges in equal measure on saying good bye to debilitating and corrupted old practices as it does on embracing efficient, wealth creating new ones.
As political progressives, we are anchored by a healthy and strong regard for the positive role government must assume in ensuring fair play and the just allocation of wealth and benefits within our political economy. We understand that the so called free market is not always fair. This is the major reason that we advocate a comprehensive policy of economic development projects coupled with social programs. These development projects will build the infrastructure and create jobs that were beyond the ability and rationale of our private sector to do. The social programs will bring succor to those the dynamics of the free market would have otherwise left behind.
Yet, as progressives we must be pragmatic and not allow ourselves to become blinded by or render ourselves subservient to ideological bias. Ideology is meant to serve us, not us to serve it. As such, we must recognize that there are certain things the workings of the market perform better over the longer arc of time than government may perform. Establishing the most efficient price for what is essentially an economic commodity is one such thing better left to the interplay of supply and demand. While short-term exigencies may at times call for government action to stabilize markets and prices, government’s long-term determination of such economic prices, although initiated with the finest intentions, often contorts into something ugly and callous. It tends to transmute into corruption, waste and distorted pricing signals that cost the economy more than they benefit the people.
Against this background, we must assess the recent decision to allow the workings of supply and demand to determine the price of fuel. Most of us have called this process one of deregulation. This is an inaccuracy that should be promptly corrected. This decision should end arbitrary government price fixing. By ending this price fixing, government regulation of this market will not be eliminated. It will simply change from its emphasis on maintaining a subsidized price to ensuring that the market remains free and devoid of collusion so that sufficient supply is available at a defensible and affordable albeit higher than subsidy price. Government must still monitor this market to ensure against unjust enrichment that comes from attempts at price fixing.
Understandably the new pricing decision elicited mixed reactions from a cross section of Nigerians. This is understandable in view of the fact that the fuel subsidy had been with us for such a long period that it seemed integral to our political and economic life. However, we should not lament the departure of something just because of its longevity particularly when that very policy had ceased to serve us long ago.
The decision to end the subsidy was hard but it was also inevitable. It had distorted into a system where wrongdoers benefited at the expense of the innocent. The bogus supplier was paid for supplying nothing while you sweated in long lines for fuel that was never there. The smuggler secreted fuel across the border while our economy crossed the border into fuel scarcity. As the price stayed fixed at a low level, investors were apprehensive about fixing existing or building new refineries. Our petrochemical industry remained unfertilized because potential investors could not decipher how they could make a decent return under such a pricing regime. Because of these imbalances, we were forced to export hard currency and many jobs to purchase fuel and other products abroad.
While the price of fuel was cheap in paper, these were the hidden costs that made the subsidy regime an expensive and heavy yoke the nation could ill continue. With dwindling revenue from oil due to the slump in global oil prices and a dwindling forex reserve, the country could no longer live in denial.
President Buhari after carefully weighing the options decided to do what is right. In an act of courage he removed the oil subsidy thereby freeing the downstream component of this strategic sector of the economy from the distortions of price fixing.
However, this decision was not to be a step toward conservative austerity as practiced by the former government. That government simply wanted to end the program that they may prove obedient to neoliberal economic doctrines. They offered no programs of valid compensation to the people. Instead, they instigated a policy of monumental fraud known as Sure-P. However, the only thing sure about it was that its architects would siphon the public’s funds to fatten their own wallets. They wanted to save money (for themselves) yet expend the people for no good reason at all.
The Buhari government took a vastly different approach. Given the inefficiencies inherent in the pricing regime, this administration asked the fundamental question: could this money be better spent to help the most vulnerable of our people. For it was also recognized that the pricing regime was a regressive feature. Its benefit went disproportionately to the well off who needed no such help. Better to use the sums to more directly and exclusively assist poor and working class Nigerians.
Thus, President Buhari followed through with a 500 billon fund to support a social safety program and empower the poor and needy. Five million School children will be fed for 200 days. Other plans of funding social infrastructure, education, transportation, health and other critical areas needing attention. What the President did is about the future of our country and that of the next generation.
With regard to our petroleum sector, The President’s decision constitutes a major step toward removing the nightmare of fuel importation and its attendant hardships especially to our foreign reserve condition. It was the right choice to make. The club of fuel importers had become a parasite and a drain on our economy. With this decision the exploitation by marketers, the unchecked smuggling, mismanagement, lost of productive man hours with people waiting in fuel queues, traffic congestion and health hazards associated with black market and other desperate practices will steadily pass away.
For almost 3 decades we have entertained distortions in the downstream sector by operating an opaque system susceptible to manipulation and structured in a way that allowed a few people to gain mightily from the system and feed fat on the misery and frustration of millions of Nigerians.
The oil sector became unattractive to both local and foreign investors. Government price pricing was a disincentive. Our oil refineries became epileptic and later comatose. But now investment in the sector will open to all. Instead of fighting this measure, opposing segments of organized labor should consider collective investment in refineries. Such investment will enrich membership and give them a direct interest in the success of refineries crucial to our national growth.
As it now stands, while we were paying on the front end a low price for fuel when it could be gotten, we were being asked to pay too high a price in hidden and indirect costs for such malpractice to continue. Not every cost is defined by what comes out of your pocket. There are times when the greatest cost is the failure to receive a benefit otherwise due.
It is time to come to grips with the hard facts of the price fixing. It cuts and bleeds the economy in ways more numerous and deeper than those it heals.
Moreover, there are vastly better ways to spend the same money and materially improve the wellbeing of millions of our people. This government did not withdraw the subsidy in order to save them but spend the people. It is transferring the funds to better spend them and better save the people.
Nothing in this world is perfect but this decision is a just and correct one aimed at bolstering the economy while better caring for those the system has unfairly treated. I can find little fault in the new policy taken and the reasons for it. When all is placed in the balance, the scales now better tip in favor of better economy and future because of the decision so wisely made.

13 Frequently Asked Questions on new petrol price



File Photo: Why the fuel price went up
Here are some of the questions Nigerians are asking on the new petrol price. And here are the answers
1. What is the benefit of the new price regime to
Nigerians?
.a End fuel scarcity by ensuring availability of products at all
locations of the country

Gunmen kill Ortom’s top aide



Gunmen on Friday in Makurdi killed Mr Denen Igbana, the Senior Special Assistant on Security to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Igbana was killed in the early hours at his Tionsha residence.
Speaking during a sympathy visit to the family of the deceased, Ortom vowed that Igbana’s killers would never go unpunished.
He ordered investigation into the killing, saying that anybody implicated in the killing would not be spared.
Ortom described the deceased as one of his most trusted and dependable appointees.
He disclosed that the deceased had intimated him that some people were threatening to kidnap him and that Igbana requested for funds to carry out perimeter fencing of his house.
Ortom said that Igbana was instrumental to the sustenance of the amnesty programme in the state that led to the surrendering of arms by criminal gangs.
The governor assured that the government would carry out discrete investigation on the killing to unravel the motive and people behind the act.
Also speaking, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Paul Yakadi, said the police were already “nosing around to fish out possible suspects”.
The leader of Tionsha Community, Mr Thomas Ayakpam, said the community was awakened at about 2:30am by gunshots.
He said that after the gunshots died down, he heard the deceased pleading with his assailants to spare his life.
I heard him say, “So, Ghana, after all that that we have done together, you can look me in the face and kill me in this manner”.
Some sympathisers confirmed that they also heard gunshots and the altercation between Igbana and his killers.

Another Chibok girl rescued, Amina visits Buhari



TWO days after the rescue of one of the 200 schoolgirls abducted from the Chibok community in Borno State, another schoolgirl was rescued on Thursday night.
Army authorities, who broke the news of the second rescued schoolgirl, said more details about the operation would be provided later.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, who confirmed the rescue, said he was working on the details, which would be released later, adding that the girl’s identity was not immediately known.
President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier on Thursday said the rescue of Amina Ali, one of the over 200 girls kidnapped in their school in Chibok, Borno State, on April 14, 2014, had rekindled his hope that the remaining girls would be rescued alive.
He assured Nigerians and other stakeholders that his administration would do everything possible to rescue the girls from the captivity of Boko Haram.
Buhari spoke when he received the rescued girl at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The girl was led to the President’s office by the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima; the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali; the National Security Adviser, Babangana Monguno; and the Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonishakin, among other top government officials amidst tight security.
“Rest assured that this administration will continue to do what it can to rescue the Chibok girls who are still in Boko Haram’s captivity. Amina’s rescue gives us new hope and offers a unique opportunity to vital information,” the President told his guests.
Buhari said like all Nigerians and many others all over the world, he was delighted that Amina had regained her freedom.
He however said his feelings were tinged with deep sadness at the horrors the girl had had to go through at such an early stage of her life.
The President said although nothing could be done to reverse the horrors of her past, the Federal Government would do everything possible to ensure that the rest of her life took  a completely different turn.
While saying that nobody in Nigeria should be put through the brutality of forced marriage, the President said every girl had a right to education and their choice of life.
Buhari said, “Amina will get the best care that the Nigerian government can afford. We will ensure that she gets the best medical, emotional and whatever care that she requires to get full recovery and be integrated back into the society.
“Yesterday (Wednesday), medical personnel from government and other NGOs examined her for about five hours. Trauma experts from UNICEF also met her.
“The Federal Government will assist the Murtala Mohammed Foundation which has already been providing support for the families of the missing Chibok girls and which runs a trauma and counseling facility in Kano; we  will also be involved in the ongoing work with Amina in monitoring her progress and any additional support she requires.
“The continuation of Amina’s education so abruptly disrupted will definitely be taken over by the Federal Government.
“Amina must be able go back to school. Nobody in Nigeria should be put through the brutality of forced marriage; every girl has a right to education and their choice of life.”
Earlier, the Minister of Defence attributed the return of the Chibok girl to what he called Buhari’s political commitment and support which he said had given a major boost to the success of the fight against terrorism.
Briefing the President of the military operation in Sambisa Forest, Ali regretted that the nation lost seven soldiers in 22 days.
He added that about 69 persons had been killed in the operation.
Shettima also commended the President, saying his doggedness had restored peace to the North-East.
Meanwhile, the Chibok Community in Abuja popularly called KADA on Thursday said they would not accept Mohammad Hayyatu as the husband of their daughter, Amina Ali Darsha Nkeki from Mbalala.
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