Friday, November 6, 2015

Buhari Bars Ministers From Using Large Convoys

President Muhammadu Buhari has outlawed the use of large convoys and retinue of aides by the ministers-designate.
This revelation was made by a minister-designate, Dr. Chris Ngige, who briefed State House correspondents at the end of a two-day retreat held for the 36 ministers-designate at the Presidential Villa on Friday.
According to him, the order was in line with the nation's economic reality.
Asked whether Buhari told them anything about the economy, Ngige said: "Yes, lean economy because we are going to block areas of leakages, retinue of aides, protocol staff, large convoys of cars are things that will not fly in this administration."

APC Senators Describe ‘N5,000 For Jobless Youths’ As A Wicked Trap From PDP.

Two senators of the All Progressives (APC) have defended the rejection of a motion proposing the payment of N5, 000 stipends to unemployed youths. Describing the motion as a “bobby trap” from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the lawmakers accused their colleagues of trivalising sensitive issues. Ibn Na’Allah, deputy leader of the senate, said the 8th senate was committed to the welfare of Nigerians and will contribute positively on any matter that will create jobs.

FG Plans N8tn Budget For 2016, Proposes 40% For Capital Projects. - Yemi Osinbajo.

The Federal Government is currently working on the 2016 budget that will be between N7tn and N8tn. The figures are higher than the 2015 budget of N4.4tn. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed in a paper entitled: ‘The economy – Where we are today’, which he delivered at a presidential retreat organised by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation for ministers-
designate on Thursday. The retreat, which ends today (Friday), is holding behind

Lagos Light Rail’ll Be Completed Dec. 2016 – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, said on Thursday that the state’s light rail project would be completed by December 2016 and would commence operation immediately. This is coming about six years after the Blue Line rail project was awarded to China Civil Engineering Construction Company. It is a 27- kilometre line stretching from Okokomaiko to Marina.

Paying ₦5000 monthly to the unemployed !

Omo Oodua Rere Wrote…

“If paying N5000 monthly to the unemployed is such a wonderful idea and PDP is so eager about its implementation, why didn’t they do it while Goodluck Jonathan was in office? ome people can’t do anything good except playing ‘holier- than-thou’. By the way, I can’t wait for 2014 to come, when the 2nd Onitsha Niger Bridge will be ready, according to PDP or has 2014 come and gone ?.

A few thoughts about the rumors around the downing of Kogalymavia Flight 9268

Well, I tried to avoid writing about this topic until more hard facts became available.  But since this is apparently turning into a political fight between, on one side, Russia and Egypt and, on the other, the US and UK, I think that I can at least offer a few general thoughts.

Sad : Toddler Boy drown and died After Falling Inside Well

The people at Kampala market located at Asero, an area in Abeokuta have been thrown into mourning following the death of a toddler, Ife who is one year and three months old belonging to one of them. Ife was discovered to have been missing, when his mom noticed he was no longer at her shop. As usual, children play around the market. They started looking for him and later traced him to a well which they all fetch water from and discovered his lifeless body. His father who described his death as a shock, said he had only called his wife, Ife’s mom about 30mins ago asking about his welfare and that of his mother, before they called him back to break the sad news. The unfortunate incident happened yesterday. 

Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe Blasts Kenyans - Stealing is in Every Kenyan's Blood

President Robert Mugabe, 91, threw caution to the wind in his views about Kenyans who he described as highly unscrupulous people. According to Mugabe, Kenyans are the most arrogant thieves in the world because they steal with high degree impunity.
 In his words: