Monthly Archives: November 2019

I Was Too Picky About Successful Men- Linda Ikeji


Nigerian top blogger Linda Ikeji has opened up on how she was too picky about men who came her way.

The celebrity blogger who disclosed this in an interview with Star Drive Ghana, ahead of Blogger summit which held in Accra, Ghana.

According to the Billionaire Blogger, she doesn’t believe the saying that men are afraid of successful women.

Linda noted that men like successful women and that she was so picky about the successful men that came her Way.

She further disclosed that not all of them are genuine, because some will come for the money, while some are truthful.

She advised younger girls to always work hard and not wait for any man as they too can make their own money.

What I’ve always preached is, you can make money on your own. You don’t have to sleep with men for money”, Linda Ikeji added.

Governor Lalong to import Animals From Kenya To Boost Jos Wild Life Park


Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong, in his bid to improve tourism in the state, is holding talks with Kenyan government on how to collaborate.

This is by demonstrating determination to restock the capital city of Jos wildlife park, by bringing in more animals from Kenya.

Lalong and Kenyan government are also exploring areas of collaboration and investment opportunities for the Nigerian Northern States in general and Plateau State in particular.

The Governor who is in Kenya for a ‘peer review meeting’ with the Kenyan Council of Governors also seeks to woo investors on the forthcoming Plateau Economic and Investment Summit which is being planned to open up the state to the rest of the world.

In a statement signed by the Director of Press to the Governor, Dr. Makut Simon Macham and a copy made available to Sky News Africa, reads that Governor Lalong who is also the Chairman Northern Governors Forum, will meet other Governors in Kenya to discuss issues relating to tourism development, agriculture, city management and revenue generation among others.

Plateau State shares some areas of common interest with Kenya in athletics, tourist attractions, clement weather and vast agricultural potentials.

“There will also be discussions about tea farming and production, flower production as well as mining.

“Lalong in company of Governor Paul Chepkwony of Kericho also visited the Nairobi National Park, where he spoke of his determination to restock the Jos wildlife park by bringing in more animals to make more tourists attracted to the facility.

“He also wants to get investors that could take interest in the various game reserves in the State which are not effective at the moment”, Macham said.

Source: Sky News

In London, Buhari Assents to Bill Amending Deep Offshore


President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in London assented to Bill amending the Deep Offshore (and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract) Act.

The amended Bill, according to the Presidency, is expected to generate at least $500 million additional revenue for the Federal Government in 2020, and over $1 billion dollars from 2021.

Speaking in London after signing the bill, Buhari said: “Today is an important day for all Nigerians – but particularly the young generation.

“Today I signed into law the amended Deep Offshore Act. Nigeria will now receive its fair, rightful and equitable share of income from our own natural resources for the first time since 2003.

“In that year oil prices began a steep increase to double – and at times – triple over the following decade.

“All this time Nigeria has failed to secure its equitable share of the proceeds of oil production, for all attempts to amend the…

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Arrest of Boko Haram Suspects: Sanwo-Olu Assures Lagosians of Adequate Safety


Following the arrest of some Boko Haram suspects in the state, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has reiterated his administration’s commitment to the safety of residents and visitors to the state.

The governor, in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, commended the gallantry of officers of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army who foiled an attempted attack on one of the universities in Lagos.

Referring to the operation that led to the arrest of the Boko Haram suspects by the military operatives, the commissioner maintained that the security apparatus of the state has strategies in place to forestall any threat to the peace that exists in the state.

Omotoso assured citizens that the Sanwo-Olu administration would continue to provide the equipment and resources that are necessary to fortify the security machinery of the state, saying “Lagos remains safe and residents should maintain peaceful co-existence…

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Nov 16 Guber Poll: PDP Cautions INEC over Deployment of Extra RECs, National Commissioners to Kogi and Bayelsa


Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday cautioned the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, over the deployment of extra national commissioners as well as Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs), from other states, to Kogi and Bayelsa for the November 16 governorship elections in the two states.

PDP alleged that some of these INEC officials were known to have “integrity issues” that were “capable of triggering crisis and jeopardising the credibility of the electoral process.”

The party said: It is instructive to let the INEC hierarchy to know that the PDP already has a due diligence report on each of the commissioners.

“Our party recognises that while some are of clean records in their previous responsibilities, there are others who are known to be of questionable character and fared far below expectations in their responsibility.”

PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, added that it’s…

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Border Closure A Vicious Attempt To Ruin Christmas For Southerners FFK


Former Aviation minister chief Femi Fani Kayode has accused the federal government over the border closure in the southern region of the country.

Femi Alleged, that the closure of the border is a vicious attempt to frustrate this years Christmas celebration for the southerners.

In an article on his Facebook page, Femi responded to the comptroller general customs service, Gen. Hameed, who during an interview said that, “China has closed their borders for forty years and today they are great”.

Read the full article below.

This is the Government that has insisted that we must grow Nigeria, eat Nigeria. China that we go there to buy almost everything we use, closed their bothers for how many years? They closed it for 40 years to the whole world and today they are great China. Don’t you want to be great Nigeria?”- Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd.), Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs.

This man belongs to the and is clearly as dumb as he looks. May God deliver us from the debilitating gullibility and crushing ignorance of these Buharists.

When China closed her borders to the world did Chinese Heads of State and leaders travel abroad for treatment for weeks and months on end when they fell sick?

Did they destroy the health sector in their own country? Did they send their family members and children to schools abroad after decimating and dismantling the education sector in their own nation?

Did they travel to foreign countries at the drop of a hat and go there to tell foreign leaders and the foreign media long tales about how rotten, lazy and corrupt their people were?

Did they kill local businesses, industries and commerce, crush the entrepreneurial spirit of their people and impoverish local businessmen and manufacturers who were trying to produce “made in China” goods?

Worse of all did they target their enemies in the business community and create massive monopolies for their relatives and friends? Honestly, this Hameed must go back to school!

Has protectionism and closing your borders ever boosted a nation’s economy? China’s strength lies in her willingness to TRADE with the outside world and in the size of her population and market. The fact that most of the world has access to that market and that they have opened theirs to China in return has made her very rich.

If she closes her borders today China would be denied access to lucrative foreign markets across the world herself where she exports her products and she would lose all her wealth within 10 years and become weak, poor and isolated. No-one closes borders in a globalized world.

Can someone please explain all this to almajiri Hameed! He seems to have zero understanding of commerce, about trade, about how the new and modern world is run and about how nations prosper.

Outside of that, the bitter truth is that the closure of Nigeria’s southern borders until the end of January is simply a crude and vicious attempt to spite and impoverish the south and ruin Christmas for millions of southerners.

It is also the biggest con in the last 10 years. It presents a very real economic challenge to our neighboring countries in the West-African sub-region, it is ill-motivated, it is ill-conceived and there is far more to it than meets the eye.

If you want to stop smuggling then why do you only close the southern borders whilst keeping the northern ones wide open and allowing all manner of illicit goods, dangerous arms and foreign jihadi and Fulani fighters to pour into our country from there every day!

Before Hameed Ali attempts to talk about China, the Chinese experience, the Chinese economic miracle and Chinese history he should first learn how to spell the word “China”!