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Bomb blast reported at Maiduguri Monday Market.
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After a dwindling oil price in international market, the Central Bank of Nigeria today announced the devaluation of the Naira, pegging the Dollar to Naira exchange rate at N168 to a dollar from the N155 it was previously.
Announcing the newest exchange rate at the apex bank’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting in Abuja, the Central Bank Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele said the devaluation of the Naira from the dollar would be to strengthen the Nigerian currency in the face area of the falling international oil price. He called on the Federal government and the National Assembly to speed up the method towards the immediate passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, which has been pending passage for days gone by two years.
Abolore’9ice’Akande rode on a horse to submit his nomination form for House of Representatives at All Progressives Congress Secretariat, Yemetu, Ibadan yesterday, Monday 24th November. See more pics bellow.
D’banj & his label mates including Kayswitch, Tonto Dikeh, and 2Kris did a photoshoot recently and below are a few behind-the-scene pictures, styled by Jeremiah Ogbodo of Swanky’s signatures styling. .
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The Hero Fiesta 2, compered by famous MC D Don attracted a massive attendance. 1000s of Hero Lager consumers rocked out to the sterling performances of foremost Nigerian musical artistes including Burna Boy, Davido,Timaya, Patoranking and several indigenous artistes.
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So Time magazine today revealed the names of these nominated for Person of the Year 2014, and the missing Chibok girls were nominated, which really is okay. The real problem is that Time described the girls as “Boko Haram girls” in their list.
Trust Nigerians to call call them out.
Tunde Demuren was photographed gently kneeling beside his OAP girlfriend Toolz, to speak with her at the Etisalat iparty which held on the weekend.
.By the time he left Toolz couldn’t stop smiling. See more pics bellow
He tweeted this while sharing his ideas on the Ferguson mayhem.
See Trump’s full tweets bellow. What he does not understand is Obama is just a Puppet that listens to the Oligarchs in the U.S and he is one of them.
And also need to take note of this important thing. Either Yellow, black, green, white, orange as American President, U.S foreign Policy does not change. It’s a premeditated take over policy. A global force !
The recent changes on 100 naira note has continue to generate reactions and counter reactions – with the latest coming from the Presidency demanding apologies from muslim rights congress (MURIC).
It will be recalled that on 24 of november this month, MURIC released out a very strong statement about how the Hausa- Arabic (Ajami) writing of “Naira Dari” was changed with a jewish symbol on the proposed new centenary 100 denomination to be the first to be printed in Nigeria. MURIC called for rethink on the ill fated changes on the 100 naira denomination as there was no reason for the sudden, un ceremonial removal of the Ajami writing on it.
There is no doubt that the “un ceremonial” removal of the Ajami writing was un called for and will only generate further controversy and mis understanding in a deeply divided nation like Nigeria. MURIC see the removal of Ajami on the new 100 naira note as a deliberate action in aligning Nigerian muslims in their country and perhaps a continuous plan to make them irrelevant in Nigeria. The silent, un ceremonial removal of the of Ajami on the lower denominations of 5, 10, 20 and 50 naira in 2006 yielded no positive result(s), but rather, that shows how un patriotic, intolerance Nigerians are descending especially at a. Very difficult time like this one.
In my piece titled “Another ill fated. Removal of Ajami on 100 naira notes” that appeared on 20 of this month, I also made a similar remark on the need to retain the Ajami writing as it is not a threat to anybody, talk less of assuming it to be a Threat to our dear nation. The Ajami just like the English writing on our currency was meant for reading and writing, not show casing any tribe or section in Nigeria. The Ajami came into Northern Nigeria over 600 years before the coming of English in Southern Nigeria. If one argues that the Ajami writing is Islamic because it came from the Arabs, then English writing is Christianic since it came from Christians. If One think that Ajami is for Hausa people, and that Nigeria is a secular country and does not belongs to Hausa people, then let it be noted the Arabic is an international language, the 2nd largest in the world.
It Is now time that Nigerians should embrace patriotism and shun illogical sentiments and chauvinism. For over 54 years since our independence from Britain, Nigeria is yet to achieve it full potentials, peace, consistent development and security. This is largely due to some ill minded people advocating hatred and un patriotism among Nigerians – especially tribal and religious one.
I call on the authorities concerned, since the notes have not been made public and are not In circulation, let them go back and bring back our Ajami on the new 100 naira notes. Nigerian muslims are Nigerians, Nigerian Hausas are Nigerians, Nigerian Northerners are also Nigerians. We are united Nigerians and the Nigerian government should not divide us.
Comrade Abdulbaqi Aliyu Jari
MURIC Coordinator Katsina state