Check out footwears made by a young man who was left paralized after being shot by armed robbers  

Babatunde was left paralyzed after being shot by armed robbers. Instead of begging, the hardworking young man who is based in Lagos, eiks a living by making sandals and slippers. If you wish to encourage and patronize him, here is his phone number:  (07035694304)

How Lai Mohammed, Mo Abudu and Nigerian Entertainers embarrassed each other at Southern Sun Hotel meeting

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Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture held on the 24th of January an interaction with Nigerian Entertainers and stakeholders at the Southern Sun Hotel in Lagos. Contrary to the photos in the media, the meeting was an embarrassment and a waste of time. Read the account of what happened from an Insider:

The meeting began with exchange of pleasantries; hugs and handshakes, friendly gestures and smiles. As the folks settled down, the Honourable Minister for Information gave a brief remark on what the agenda for the meeting was, seeking their buy in for what he called the new change mantra “it begins with me” He also informed that campaign which is like the War against Indiscipline will be launched on the 15th of March, 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari.  Continue reading

Senate terminates REMITA contract and orders prosecution of culprits involved

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The Nigerian Senate has terminated the contract of System Specs Ltd, the company responsible for the REMITA platform for the Treasury Single Account (TSA). 

The Senate also called for the prosecution of the ‘culprits’ involved in the contract. 

The report on the abuse and mismanagement of the TSA was read on the floor of the senate by Senator John Owan Enoh representing Cross River Central who headed the committee that probed the contract.

The recommendations one and two of the report on Abuse & Mismanagement of TSA was amended by the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu and Sen. Dino Melaye, who added to the 2nd recommendation that the culprits in the contracts should be identified and & prosecuted. 

The senate passed all ten recommendations of the report on Mismanagement of TSA including those amended and one additional recommendation have been passed.

The additional recommendation on TSA report reads: Excess payment made outside what was officially fixed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) should be refunded.

More details to come.

Zidane’s Real Madrid eye quarter-finals after 2-0 win at Roma

Cristiano Ronaldo ended his away scoring drought with an impressive second-half goal as Real Madrid won 2-0 at Roma on Wednesday in the first leg of the Round of 16 in the Champions League.

The victory also marked a successful debut for Zinedine Zidane as Madrid‘s manager in the elite competition.

Shortly before the hour mark, Ronaldo collected a pass up the left flank from Marcelo, rapidly cut inside and launched a powerful shot that deflected off Roma fullback Alessandro Florenzi.

Substitute Jese sealed the victory with an angled shot four minutes from the end after Roma failed to take advantage of several opportunities for an equalizer.

It was Ronaldo’s first goal on the road since Nov. 29, when he scored a penalty against Eibar.

(AP)

Dieziani Alison-Madueke’s husband arrested by EFCC

Husband of former Minister of Petroleum Resources Diezani Alison-Madueke has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over allegations of laundering more than $600,000 through his personal accounts. According to Channels TV, he was quizzed for many hours and was released on administrative bail. He is expected to return to the anti-graft agency headquarters tomorrow

Dieziani Alison-Madueke’s husband arrested by EFCC

Husband of former Minister of Petroleum Resources Diezani Alison-Madueke has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over allegations of laundering more than $600,000 through his personal accounts. According to Channels TV, he was quizzed for many hours and was released on administrative bail. He is expected to return to the anti-graft agency headquarters tomorrow