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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Reasons Why Orgasms Are Lifesavers

Posted By: Oluwaseun Ogunshola - 2:05 AM

Reasons why orgasms are lifesavers
Reasons why orgasms are lifesavers

If you heard it once, you will hear it for many more years to come—orgasms are good for your health. In fact, they can even save your life. No exaggeration. Science can’t be wrong now, can it?
Back off cervical infections
Author Joann Ellison Rodgers describes in her book, Sex: A Natural History, how the process of ‘tenting’ or opening of the cervix when a woman orgasm helps flush out unfriendly organisms from the vagina—you know, the ones that create chaos and disorders down there. And your vagina is lubricated at the same time too!
Live a long life and prosper!
Need a way to abate those fears you have about dying young? Just masturbate regularly. Studies have reported that regular orgasms make women live up to eight years longer than those who don’t have it on a regular basis. Go, get busy!
Protector of your heart
Didn’t we tell you that orgasms are lifesavers? Research conducted in Israel found that women who orgasm more often had fewer chances of developing a heart disease than those who didn’t. And the lowering of the blood pressure when you go, ‘O!’ also helps prevent heart attacks. Thank you, orgasm.
Aids fertility
Endometriosis is a uterus tissue lining disorder that causes chronic pelvic pain (especially during menstruation) and could even cause infertility. Work up an orgasm during your periods and you will be 1.5 times less likely to suffer from this painful condition, or so says a recent study. And really, why would you disagree?
Resist pain with pleasure
Throw those painkillers out right now! Okay, don’t ditch them in the bin, but the next time you feel a headache creeping up your nerves, slip your hand down, and stimulate your G-spot. According to Dr. Beverly Whipple who made this fantastic anatomical discovery, a G-spot stimulated orgasm will increase your pain threshold by 107 percent. And they are said to drive away migraines too! Do try it out and let us know, will you?
Kills depression
The reduction in life expectancy of a person suffering from depression is between 7 to 11 years. But if you are having plenty of those big Os, you don’t need to worry about any of that. When you orgasm, you release happiness hormones like endorphins, serotonin, and prolactin that up your mood, relieve stress and prevent you from slipping into depression.
Makes the immune system stronger
Tired of being laid low by frequent infections? Perhaps you are just not orgasming enough. Studies have found that having sex a couple of times a week ups your levels of Immunoglobulin A or IgA, an antibody that is present in saliva and your nasal linings, thereby protecting you from colds and other nasty diseases.
Staves off breast cancer
Frequent sex has been shown to reduce the incidence of prostate cancer in men, but the good news is that it has an effect on breast cancer as well. A 1989 study of 146 French women found that those who did not have a sexual partner or had sex less than once a month had a higher risk of breast cancer.
Makes you look younger
Hormones like adrenaline, dopamine, and norepinephrine that are released during sex keep you looking youthful and delay aging. In fact, a Scottish study found that sex at least four times a week makes you look a decade younger than someone who doesn’t. Sex also makes you release growth hormones that counteract the effect of free radicals, pollutions and other environmental factors.
Relieves stress
Stress leads to a host of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure that lower your life expectancy significantly. A good way to beat stress is to orgasm more frequently. According to research, regular sexual release leads to cell growth in the hippocampus—the part of the brain that regulates stress and makes your BP less reactive to stress.
Gets you more sleep
If you are not getting enough sleep at night, you could be prone to diseases like obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Deal with your insomnia by indulging in some self-love before bed. Masturbating will make you release oxytocin, endorphins, and prolactin that will sedate you and send you off to the land of Nod

Best Homemade Pomegranate Face Masks Or Face Packs At Home

Posted By: Oluwaseun Ogunshola - 2:04 AM

You must have eaten those delicious, red and juicy beads of pomegranate, but have you ever thought that this ‘fruit of heaven’ can be included in your skin care regimen? Yes, you heard it right.
Pomegranate is a fruit that not only brightens your fruit bowls during winter but can also nourish your skin and leave an irresistible rosy glow on your face. It is loaded with an exuberant number of antioxidants, vitamin A, C and E, and zinc, all of which play an important role in improving the skin problems and nourishing it. It is a powerhouse which can provide smooth, wrinkle, spots and acne free, youthful skin. So, what are you waiting for, grab some extra pomegranates, get ready and come along with us as we take you through the best and the easiest to make homemade pomegranate face masks and packs.

Pomegranate with lemon face mask

Lemon is rich in Vitamin C can act as a catalyst or antioxidant qualities pomegranate has. Want to combat dark and brown spots, sunburn and tan, do try this and get the rich, fresh, bright and glowing skin.
You require: Pomegranate seeds, lemon juice
  • Take a handful of pomegranate seeds and make a paste by grinding it.
  • Add 6-7 drops of fresh lemon juice.
  • Mix and apply to face and neck.
  • Wash with cold water after 30 minutes.

Pomegranate with green tea face mask

Both known to be the rich source of antioxidants can be used for skin rejuvenation and lighten the skin tone. This is also helpful in an acne breakout.
You require: Pomegranate seeds, green tea, yogurt, honey
  • Make a paste by grinding pomegranate seeds.
  • Add 1 tbsp of yogurt, green tea, and honey to the blended seeds and make a paste.
  • Apply on skin and neck and leave it on and rinse after 30 minutes.

Pomegranate with honey facial mask

Massaging the skin with a lotion made out of pomegranate and honey can help in whitening the skin and adding a soft glow.
You require: Pomegranate seeds, honey
  • Take out the juice from the red seeds may be by mashing it with a spoon.
    • Add 1 tbsp of honey to 1 tbsp of pomegranate juice.
    • Apply this lotion and massage for 2-3 minutes.
    • Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash the face.

    Pomegranate and yogurt face mask

If you want to have smooth, soft and youthful skin and want to brighten and make your skin glow, this is the way out.
You require: Pomegranate seeds, yoghurt
  • Make a paste of pomegranate seeds or extract only the juice.
  • Add 1 tbsp of yogurt.
  • Apply and leave it for 20 minutes.
  • Wash with Luke-warm water.

Pomegranate with oats scrub

Oats brings along with it, its anti-inflammatory qualities which soothe irritation and also helps in treating acne and scars. Here is the perfect pomegranate scrub recipe which contains oats.
You require: Pomegranate seeds, yogurt, honey, oats
  • Grind 1 cup of pomegranate seeds.
  • Add 3-4 tbsp of yogurt, honey to make a paste.
  • Add 4 tbsp of oats and mix well to make the scrub.
  • Apply it on the face and wash after 10 minutes with cold water.

Pomegranate peel with lemon and rosewater face pack

Not only the seeds but even the pomegranate peel can be used with lemon juice and rose water to make the dull skin look bright and healthy.
You require: Pomegranate peel, lemon juice, rose water
  • Grind the pomegranate peel and make powder.
  • Add 1 tbsp of lemon juice and 2 tbsp of rose water to 3 tbsp of pomegranate peel powder.
  • Mix it well to make a paste, apply and rinse with lukewarm water after 20 minutes.
So, are you ready now to feed your dull, tired, burnt and tanned skin with the delicious and juicy seeds of pomegranate?

Friday, October 6, 2017

What are those little studs on jeans actually for? There is a purpose!

Posted By: Oluwaseun Ogunshola - 4:08 PM

Blue jeans are about as American as apple pie. While many can argue why their personal favorite is the greatest pair that ever was, few know the history behind the go-to wardrobe essential.

Everyone from cowboys to crooners, like Bing Crosby, wore jeans in the 19th and 20th centuries and celebrities today are no different. While the perspective on jeans has changed over time — it used to be seen as a manual laborer’s garment, instead of the closet staple it’s become — the basic design has not.

Which brings us to those weird little silver or copper studs. Go ahead, look down: Chances are, the pants you're wearing today feature exactly that. The round metal attachments are actually called rivets and are “very specifically placed to reinforce an area of high tension in a garment,” said Jac Cameron, creative director and co-founder of AYR, a denim and sportswear brand available online and at Nordstrom locations. (The name stands for "All Year Round," so you know Cameron knows a thing or two about clothing that lasts!)
In the original design, rivets were used to hold jeans together at places where they were most likely to come apart, like at the pockets. Although the practical purpose and circular shape remain, Cameron said that “as [metal] molds have advanced, so has the design.” Bar tacks — “a necessary anchor placed at the top and bottom of a belt loop” — and zippers are other essential elements that have been added to jeans over time.
But a Nevada-based tailor named Jacob Davis started it all by patenting the technology of rivets in 1873 with none other than Levi Strauss, who hoped make denim last longer and wear better, according to the denim brand's website. This has cleared the way for other evolutions, such as legging hybrids, stretch styles and trends like culottes and boyfriend jeans.
Whichever denim style you fancy, just remember that those rivets are hard at work to keep it all together!

Friday, May 29, 2015

How Buhari’ll play his politics

Posted By: Oluwaseun Ogunshola - 11:17 AM

How Nigeria’s new president will play his politics is a sort of mystery to many people including his close aides. However, almost everyone agrees that the advent of the Buhari era in Nigeria’s democratic dispensation will bring a change to the way and manner former holders of the office of president had played their politics.
A stalwart of the new president, Osita Okechukwu who has followed him since 2002 said that Buhari would be a sticker to the rules of the democratic enterprise discharging the responsibilities of his office strictly according to the laws of the land and in the dictates of his conscience.
handoverGiven the high expectations on him, Buhari, it was also gathered, would live to his reputation and ensure that the uprightness that has followed him all through his public life is not soured.
But how he plays his politics will be seen in his dealings with the other arms of government, the governors and his party.
The advent of Buhari will for the first time erode the overwhelming influence that Nigeria’s governors had in the past pulled on the levers of the Federal Government. Governors had in the past arrogated to themselves the privileges of appointing ministers they foisted on the president.
However, under Buhari that practise might change. As he said in an interview with a newspaper ahead of his inauguration today, “the type of people I am supposed to appoint, like in the cabinet and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, and service chiefs will be different from how the PDP appointed its. Definitely the system is going to be different from what we had under the PDP where governors nominated ministers.”
Unlike some of his predecessors and notably, President Goodluck Jonathan, Buhari is going to work with only those he has personally verified their competence.
That decision, good as it is, also could provoke political consequences as the ministers may be tempted to see themselves as political rivals of their governors in their states. However, the ministers knowing that their appointments are at the mercy of a stern and rule of law president would be tempered in any effort to overreach themselves in their states. The president would also seek to use moral suasion in some of the issues of concern to him as relating to the governors.

At a meeting with the governors of his party just before the presidential election in Owerri, he had told them to urge their Houses of Assembly to review pension laws enacted for governors, describing the financial provisions as indefensible.

Hard decisions awaiting Buhari

Posted By: Oluwaseun Ogunshola - 11:15 AM

Buhari handover

The country that Muhammadu Buhari takes control of today, in the estimation of some, has literally fallen under. It is a country where the primary ingredients of a functional state are in many cases in immeasurable deficit to the harrowing plight of the citizenry.
With all indices of human capital development indicating that the country hardly spent its huge income to bring about quality life for its over 170 million people, Nigeria is once again at a crossroads.
Interestingly, that fact was not lost on Buhari, who had variously conceded that he would be leading a nation of altered dreams and wasted journeys.
The political challenges
The challenges facing the new government are not limited to the inherited governance issues being left behind by the just exited administration. The Buhari administration is also going to grapple with the political challenges of managing its success and one of the immediate challenges before it is on how to grapple with the division among the leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC on the emergence of the new presiding officers of the National Assembly.handover
It is not difficult to forget that the difficulties of the Jonathan administration were partly rooted in the emergence of Speaker Aminu Tambuwal against the permutations of the president and his party.
Perennial challenges
The enormity of the challenges is such that miracles are being expected from the man, whose electoral victory was a product of general resentment towards an administration that was largely perceived as irresponsive to the issues.
In spite of the fact that the prospects of surprises had been dashed by Buhari, who after a thorough appraisal of the Nigerian situation cautioned against such, analysts have outlined some critical spheres of the nation’s life in need of urgent attention.
The areas include; backlog of unpaid salaries, perennial fuel scarcity, fuel subsidy regime, cost of governance, size of government, review of power sector privatisation, institutionalised corruption, security votes, alleged missing oil money, national reconciliation, the Niger Delta question, insurgency, and general insecurity.
An early and as well pragmatic approach to these national challenges could go a long way in defining the direction of the new administration.
Backlog of unpaid salaries

Recent developments in funding the economy inherited by Buhari

Posted By: Oluwaseun Ogunshola - 11:13 AM

As we continue to give independent review of what the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari is taking over from ex-president Goodluck Jonathan some issues in the private sector-driven economy that has defile solutions by successive governments at the centre appears worsening.  They key amongst these is  the funding gaps in the real sector and the associated issues are presented here.

Available data has indicated that banks’ interest rates trended upwards since second half of 2014 up to date with lending rates outpacing deposit rates just as the spread between deposit rate and lending rates widens. According to data from Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) while the weighted average deposit rate (demand, savings, time/ term) has increased to 5.02 per cent from 4.5 per cent mid last year lending rate increased from 25 per cent to 30 per cent by second quarter 2015.
At about 25 percentage point, the spread reflects high margins for the banks against extremely high cost of borrowing for businesses. The organized private sector has been clamoring for proper regulations that would address the issue of high operating cost by banks which has not only necessitated the high lending rate but also the widening spread between the two rates.
Microfinance Banks borrowing window:
As the conventional banks appear to be unwilling to extend credit facilities to the small and micro enterprises the microfinance option was created and that has been helping to some extent. However there seems to be a worrisome trend of gradual erosion of capacity in this sector since late last year.
Total liquid assets of the Microfinance Banking (MFBs) sector in the last quarter of 2014  stood at N80.9 billion, representing a massive decrease of N55.9 billion or 40.9 per cent and N2.4 billion or 2.9 per cent below the levels reported in the preceding quarter and corresponding period of 2013 respectively.
Shareholders’ funds of MFBs amounted to N53 billion representing a frightening decrease of N147.5 billion or 73.5 per cent and N11.9 billion or 18.3 per cent below the levels reported in third quarter 2014 and corresponding quarter of 2013 respectively. The 73.5 per cent decline in the funds was attributed to the decrees of N78.9 billion or 59.1 per cent and N68.6 billion or 102.2 per cent in paid-up capital and reserves (including the year’s losses) respectively.

3 historic facts about Buhari’s entry into Presidential office

Posted By: Oluwaseun Ogunshola - 11:08 AM

Buhari will be sworn in at the Eagle Square today, May 29, 2015, after succeeding in his fourth attempt to become Nigeria’s leader.

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari is set to take the oath of office to become Nigeria’s new President.
Buhari will be sworn in at the Eagle Square today, May 29, 2015, after succeeding in his fourth attempt to become Nigeria’s leader.
Here are 3 historic facts about Buhari’s entry into the Presidency:
  1. At 72-years-old, he’s Nigeria’s oldest President in history.
  2. It is the first time in Nigeria’s history that a sitting president would hand over to an opponent.
  3. He is the second indigene of Katsina State to be elected as Nigeria’s President. The first was the late Umaru Yar’Adua. No other state has ever achieved this feat.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Do Not Be A Victim Of Fuel Fraud!

Posted By: Oluwaseun Ogunshola - 7:09 PM

Fuel has always been an integral component of our lives in Nigeria. The unfaltering challenges with power supply and distribution faced over the years by Nigerians has resulted in us being especially dependent on petrol and diesel for running generators in the homes and workplaces.
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The cost of running a 150KVA generator for business operations from 8am to 5pm is substantial. The average fuel usage for running a 9-5 is at 85 to 95 liters’ a day with a normal price of N135 (One Hundred and Thirty Five Naira) per litre which equals to about N12, 000 every day. In these climes, with its scarcity being the order of the day, fuel is practically liquid gold… a rare and precious asset.
Imagine having to spend triple the amount of the average fuel consumption per day, 12,000 multiplied by 3 that is N36, 000 just on fuel for one day. Let’s not even go into how much diesel would cost. Businesses have had to put a halt on operations due to this current fuel’s scarcity; banks are shutting down at 1pm just to save up fuel for the next day’s operations. Sad as it may be every other aspect of lives has been tremendously affected by this situation. The last thing you want to worry about is a dishonest staff smuggling your precious “Liquid gold”
Across small and large businesses alike, it is commonplace for staff involved in running the generators to engage in theft of resources or facilitate leakages in the operating process. A typical instance is where the fuel supplier connives with the administrative staff or security to supply less than the agreed amount and the price differential is shared amongst the involved fraudsters. This increases the cost of production and decreases operational efficiency of the said establishment. How can you curb this pilferage? Is it possible to conveniently monitor your “liquid gold?”
For the majority of those that are heavily reliant on generators for power, you could be saving a significant percentage of your fuel expenses by wisely investing in a Fuel Monitoring solution.
Concept Nova’s fuel manager is a fuel monitoring solution that gives a realistic analysis of your fuel consumption using web based technology. This solution is a combination of a hardware fuel monitoring device (sensors and probes) and a robust cutting edge web-enabled application, giving it the ability to capture real-time statistics on the movement of fuel in and out of the asset/vessel, as well as location of asset.
Managers are now able to monitor in and out flow of your company’s fuel and how much fuel has been consumed within a specific time frame. The fuel monitoring solution also detects any fuel-theft attempt and when the fuel vessel is being refuelled. This fuel manager is designed as a condition monitor that checks the working hours of your generator also detecting any leakage or faults in the tank. This protects your organization against unforeseeable mishaps and asset malfunctions. Getting this fuel monitoring solution would not only help your organization optimize its fuel usage thereby reducing costs but it would also increase the overall operational efficiency of the company. With this solution your worries about fraud, fuel theft, operational and cost inefficiencies can be curbed
Look no further! Concept Nova’s fuel monitoring solution has been specially designed to cater to these needs. Your organization does not have to be a victim of “fuel fraud” especially in these trying times. Improve in fuel efficiency and reduce fuel cost with Concept Nova’s fuel monitoring solution
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N74m Unpaid Bills: DISCO Cuts Off Power Supply To Taraba Govt House

Posted By: Oluwaseun Ogunshola - 7:03 PM


The Taraba State Government House has been plunged into darkness after the Yola Electricity Distribution Company disconnected its source of power supply over N74 million unpaid electricity bills.
According to a report by Daily Trust, the power cut followed the inability of the state government to offset its five months outstanding bills covering January to May 2015.
The electricity company had on April 16 written a letter to the state acting governor, Sani Danladi Abubakar, asking for payment of the outstanding bill to avoid disconnection.
“In line with the new Yola Electricity Distribution Company management’s drive for the collection of outstanding debts owed the company by  electricity consumers under its jurisdiction, a careful examination of our authenticated records revealed that the Taraba State government’s accounts have an authenticated debt of N60,356,978.41 as at April, 2015”, the letter said.
It was learnt that as at May 2015, the outstanding bills being owed the company by the government climbed up to N74 million, a situation which forced the company to disconnect the power supply to Government House.

Jonathan changed Nigeria’s political history – Buhari

Posted By: Oluwaseun Ogunshola - 6:34 PM

Buhari and Jonathan

The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday said the outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan has changed the course of Nigeria’s political history for good.
He made the remark after President Jonathan handed over executive summary of the handover notes and a copy of the National Conference report to him.
The ceremony was held at the Presidential Villa after Buhari and the Vice President-elect, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, were conducted round some offices and facilities at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buhari maintained that Jonathan’s singular act of conceding defeat has not only earned the respect of Nigerians but also of world leaders.
He said: “Until I read and digest this notes from the President, I don’t think I will be in a position to make any strong contribution.
“But what I will say is since the telephone call you made, you have changed the course of Nigeria’s political history. For that you have earned yourself a place in our history, for stabilising this system of multi party democracy and you have earned the respect of not only Nigerians but world leaders.
“All the leaders that spoke to me and congratulated us for arriving at the point we arrived, mentioned this and I could understand, a lot of relief in their voices that Nigeria has made it after all  and this is largely owed to a situation.
“If you had wanted to make things difficult, you could have made things difficult and that would have been at the expense of lives of poor Nigerians, but you chose the part of honour and may God help all of us. Thank you very much your Excellency.”
Part of President-elect’s entourage to the seat of power include the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun, members of the two parties’ transition committees, Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and Spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Lai Muhammed.

Photos: NDLEA officials still at Kashamu's Lekki home despite court order

Posted By: Oluwaseun Ogunshola - 6:26 PM

NDLEA operatives are still laying siege to Senator-elect, Prince Buruji Kashamu's Lekki Phase 1, Lagos residence and neighbourhood this afternoon despite court orders directing the agency to vacate his residence. More photos after the cut...

Outgoing Minister of Agriculture, Adesina elected 8th President, African Development Bank

Posted By: Oluwaseun Ogunshola - 6:23 PM

Outgoing Minister of Agriculture Akinwunmi Adesina has been elected the 8th President of the African Development Bank after a keenly contested election in Cote D'Ivoire today May 28th.

Uniosun Governing Council sacks VC, two others

Posted By: Oluwaseun Ogunshola - 5:51 PM

Okesina’s appointment and that of two other principal officers of the University was terminated over allegation of financial mismanagement in the institution.
Governor Rauf Rauf Aregbesola

The Vice Chancellor of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Professor Bashir Okesina, has been sacked by the institution’s Governing Council.
Okesina’s appointment and that of two other principal officers of the University was terminated over allegation of financial mismanagement in the institution.
The state Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, who is a visitor to the University, had set up a visitation panel who looked into the allegation, and then recommended the sack of the officers after their probe.
Their termination is with immediate effect.
It was gathered that the termination of their appointments has been recommended to Governor Aregbesola and pends his approval.
However, UNIOSUN branch of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as described the action of the Council as too hasty.
 ASUU Chairman in the chapter, Dr. Abiona Oluseye and eight others said in a statement that the sack is not fair.

Two dismissed staff call on Buhari to order their reinstatement

Posted By: Oluwaseun Ogunshola - 5:49 PM

The court had ordered the Commission to reinstate the two officers and pay their salaries and allowances since 2007.
Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC ), Boboye Oyeyemi

Two officers of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) inBenin, Edo State, have appealed to the President-elect,Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in their case after he assumes office on May 29.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Benin has ordered the reinstatetement of the two officers, Abiodun Imonikhe andAkpan Asuquo, to their former positions nine years ago, but the Commmission did not comply to the court directive.
The court ordered the Commission to reinstate them and pay their salaries and allowances
The two wrote an open letter to Buhari through their Monday Agienoji, calling on him to drect the FRSC management to comply with the judgment of the apellate court.

'Okonjo-Iweala is afraid of Buhari' - Governor says

Posted By: Oluwaseun Ogunshola - 5:47 PM

He said the Minister’s recent outcry about oil marketers falsifying subsidy claims may be for the fear of the incoming President General Muhammadu Buhari.

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Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has has faulted the operations and activities of the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iwealain the last four years, stating that she fed Nigerians with half-truths.
He said the Minister’s recent outcry about oil marketers falsifying subsidy claims may be for the fear of the incoming President General Muhammadu Buhari.
Oshiomhole who reviewed Nigeria’s economy in the last four years said Okonjo-Iweala ran the Excess Crude Account as a one-man show.
He said: “As the country transits from one democratic dispensation to another, there is no gainsaying the fact that the state of the nation’s economy is the focal point, especially with the unending fuel scarcity which is gradually grinding the nation to a halt. No doubt, the best person to explain the state of the economy today is Dr Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, whose management of the nation’s resources these past four years has elicited different reactions from Nigerians.

Fuel scarcity was arranged to sabotage my government - President

Posted By: Oluwaseun Ogunshola - 5:37 PM

Jonathan made the comment on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, during the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in Abuja.
President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the fuel scarcity being witnessed in the country was arranged to sabotage his government.
Jonathan made the comment on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, during the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council(FEC) in Abuja, Daily Independent reports.
The president had come under severe criticism for remaining silent on the crisis which crippled services in the country.
Jonathan also urged the incoming administration of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari to extend any proposed probe beyond his administration.
Jonathan said probing only his administration would amount to a witch-hunt.
Jonathan will handover to Buhari on Friday, May 29, 2015.

8 of Jonathan's associates and aides expelled for "anti-party activities"

Posted By: Oluwaseun Ogunshola - 5:33 PM

The Bayelsa State chapter of the PDP has expelled 8 political associates and aides of outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan.
President Goodluck Jonathan

On Wednesday, the Bayelsa State executive committee of thePeople's Democratic Party (PDP) announced that eight political aides and associates of President Goodluck Jonathan have been expelled due to "anti-party activities."
According to Sahara Reporters, the expelled officials include:
Senator Nimi Bariagh-Amange (Head of the Directorate for Research and Documentation for the Presidential Campaign Committee of the Party)
Werinipre Seibarogu (Former Deputy Governor and State Coordinator of the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeri)
Nestor Binabo (Former Speaker of the State House of Assembly)
Waripamowei Dudafagh (Senior Special Assistant to the President on Domestic Matters)
Osom Blackson (Personal Assistant to Senator Emmanuel Paulker)
Joyce Fuyuowei (Former Woman leader for the PDP)
Nestor Binabo (Former Speaker of the State House of Assembly)
Chamberlin Ikedi
Reacting to the expulsion, acting state chairman of the Bayelsa State PDP, King Serena Dokubo-Spiff said, “The decision came after careful deliberation of the report and unanimous adoption through a voice vote. Some were expelled, others suspended. While some were reprimanded and others exonerated. The Committee worked diligently and in accordance to the Party constitution.Those invited by the Disciplinary Committee were adequately invited and many turned up. But those expelled shunned the committee sitting.”

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Rethinking subsidy removal

Posted By: Oluwaseun Ogunshola - 1:14 PM

THE latest round of petroleum products scarcity, which held the country hostage in the past three weeks, has re-ignited the debate over whether to keep or remove the so-called subsidy on the price of these essential energy products.
Some argue that, as an oil producing country, the people have the right to continue to enjoy the subsidy. Some others continue to insist that there is no subsidy, but rather, that the policy is a ploy to corruptly enrich a few privileged members of the elite with the resources of the nation, create overnight multi billionaires and allow the major merchants of these products and workers in the sector to hold the nation to ransom from time to time.
Those who believe in the removal of the subsidy say it will make the recurrent incident of fuel scarcity a thing of the past, or at least, reduce it to the barest minimum. They point to the telecoms industry, which was removed from the monopoly of the Nigerian Telecommunicatins Limited (NITEL) by the President Olusegun Obasanjo regime fourteen years ago. Since that time, nobody hears about strikes in the sector. Furthermore, telephone, which was touted as being a luxury service for the rich, is not only available to everyone with service providers offering generous discounts to win more customers, the sector has also become one of the greatest sources of direct and indirect employment in our economy.
They also posit that deregulation of the petroleum products sector will create a similar commercial impetus and hasten the proliferation of refineries in the country since official red tape will give way to forces of demand and supply.
We are persuaded to believe that the time to take deregulation of the downstream sector of the economy seriously has come.

Court asked to stop CJN from swearing in Buhari as President

Posted By: Oluwaseun Ogunshola - 1:11 PM

‎A Civil Society Organisation, the Incorporated Trustees of Advocacy for Societal Rights Advancement and Development Initiative, has ‎asked the Federal Court in Abuja to stop the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, from administering oath on the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari on May 29.
‎The group, in an originating summons that was filed by its lawyer, Mr. Philip Ekpo, insisted that Buhari is not legally fit to take over as the President of Nigeria.
•Buhari: Decked out

The plaintiff argued that Buhari did not meet the qualification enshrined in the 1999 Constitution and the Electoral Act, and ought not have contested the April 11, 2015, presidential election.
Cited as respondents in the suit were Buhari, the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
The group specifically applied for an order of interim injunction restraining the 3rdRespondent or any person acting in his capacity, from swearing in the 1stRespondent as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on May 29, 2015, or any other date thereof, pending the determination of the Motion on Notice.
According to the plaintiff, “‎The 1st Respondent gave false information in the Affidavit he presented to the 2nd Respondent and on the strength of which he contested and purportedly won the presidential election which was conducted by the 2nd Respondent on
March 28, 2015.
“The 1st Respondent deposed to an Affidavit dated ‎November 24, 2014 that his West African School Leaving Certificate is in the custody of the Secretary to the Military Board
“The Nigerian Army on ‎January 20, 2015, said that in the personal file of the 1st Respondent with the Nigerian Army, they do not have the original copy of his West African School Leaving Certificate (WASC) nor does the Nigerian Army have the Certified True Copy of his WASC results neither do they have a photocopy of the said result.
“The 1st Respondent has not met the qualifications enshrined in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Electoral Act, Cap E6, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2010 (as amended) to havecontested the position of President of Nigeria at the 2015 general elections.
” That the authority conferred by Section 140 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) on the 3rd Respondent to administer oath of office to any person who will occupy the office of the President of Nigeria cannot be exercised in respect of the 1st Respondent who has not fulfilled the requirements of the same Constitution and the Electoral Act as it relates to his eligibility to occupy the office of President of Nigeria”, it averred before the court.
This therefore prayed the court ‎to declare that the information contained in the Buhari’s FORM C.F.001 stating that his educational qualification is the West African School Leaving Certificate (WASC) and that same is with the Secretary to the Military Board amounts to False Information.
As well as to hold that the information contained in the Buhari’s Affidavit deposed to on 24th November, 2014 stating that his West African School Leaving Certificate (WASC) is with the Secretary to the Military Board amounts to False Information.
More so, it is among other things, seeking ‎”A declaration that the 3rdDefendant is estopped fromswearing in the 1st Defendant as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as the issue of perjury involving the 1st Defendant has not been resolved.
“An order restraining the 3rdDefendant or any person appointed for such purpose from swearing in the 1st Defendant as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29th May, 2015 orany future dateswhatsoever forgiving False Information to the 2nd Respondent on oath.
“An order annulling the Certificate of Return given to the 1stDefendant by the 2ndDefendant.”
Meantime, the case is yet to be assigned to any judge for hearing.

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