Saturday, October 31, 2015

False Assets Declaration, N70m Bribe: These ‘re Fabrications Against Me – Orubebe

•I sacked my aide who accepted N20m donation for church project—Orubebe
SEVEN months after his attempt to disrupt the announcement of the results of the 2015 presidential polls, former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Peter Godsday Orubebe, will be arraigned before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on November 9, over alleged false declaration of assets and acceptance of about N70million bribe.
During final collation of the 2015 presidential election results in Abuja, Orubebe accused the then Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC National Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega of bias and partisanship and disrupted the exercise for several minutes in an attempt to stop Jega’s falsification of results.

SA To Return Seized $9m To Nigeria Nov 30

If there is no further legal challenge, the South African government will hand over a sum of $9.34m to the Nigerian government on November 30, 2015. The said amount had earlier been confiscated by the South African authorities from an Israeli arms dealer, Eyal Mesika, of Cyprus-based ESD International, who was acting on behalf of the Federal Government to procure arms for Nigeria.

Nigerians Demand Public Asset Declaration From Buhari’s Ministers

Nigerians on Friday agreed on the need by President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministers-designate to publicly declare their assets before they take the oath of office.  They asked the ministers-designate to follow Buhari’s example by stating their worth in terms of money and properties, if they really believed in the President’s anti-graft war.

According to them, the declaration of assets by those appointed into public offices by Buhari was a moral necessity that should be encouraged. The President had before his election, promised to publicly declare his asset and encourage his appointees to also do so. He had insinuated that public declaration of assets would encourage accountability and reduce corruption in the polity.

Despite Walkout, We’re Loyal To Saraki –PDP Senators

Some Peoples Democratic Party senators on Friday restated their continued support for the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. They said despite the fact that they staged a walkout of the Senate on Thursday to protest against the confirmation of a former Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, as minister, they were still loyal to the senate president.

Don’t Use Me As Scapegoat For Your Failure In Office

Below are excerpts from the open letter, dated October 26, 2015, by Chief Edwin Clark, replying former Special Adviser on Media to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Reuben Abati, and other critics over his recent comments on the former president.

Who Knew Cucumbers Could Do This ?

Spice up your 8 glasses per day of water with a slice or two of cucumber. It's wonderfully refreshing, but there are amazing benefits to cucumber as well. Cucumbers are cooler than you think ...

1. Fat busting: Do you ever wonder why women put cucumbers on their eyes to relieve puffiness? The photochemical in cucumbers makes the collagen in your skin tighten, thus the lack of puffiness. Did you know that you can rub a cucumber on a problematic spot of cellulite anywhere on your body to lessen the visibility of it? Did you also know that it has the same effect on wrinkles? Wow, it makes purchasing those fifty dollar creams seem a little silly, doesn’t it? You can also rub a little bit under your kiddo’s eyes after a long bout of crying to avoid that puffy ‘I cried for an hour straight’ look.

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg To Work On Annoying Candy Crush Invites

Having as of now uncovered new sentiment buttons to pacify the a large number of individuals who had requested a “dislike button,” Facebook is turning its consideration regarding one of the following most as often requested features: a simple approach to hinder every one of those darn welcomes to play Candy Crush Saga.

In a Townhall Q&A at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi, India, CEO Mark Zuckerberg uncovered that Facebook is finally working a solution to the issue. He had watched that the Candy Crush issue was the most upvoted question in an online thread, so he chose to act.

“I sent a message to the person who runs the team in charge of our developer platform, and I said that by the time I do this Townhall Q&A, it would be good if we had a solution to this problem,” said Zuckerberg.

We hadn’t prioritized shutting that down, we just had other priorities. But if this is the top thing that people care about, we’ll prioritize that and do it. So we’re doing it!”

Zuckerberg gave no hint as to when this will happen, or in what form. Facebook likely won’t be closing down the entire Candy Crush Saga invite system, but it will make it harder for people to pester friends with unwanted invitations.


Concept of Naming in Yoruba Culture

My brother had a baby. Well, not my brother exactly. His wife was the one who had the baby. Either way, I have a new nephew. My nephew’s arrival made me think about his naming ceremony. Naming ceremonies are a big deal in Yoruba land. Yoruba naming ceremonies are generally the same but at the same time, different groups and families have their own traditions. In addition, over time, some of these traditions have changed and others completely abandoned.

I got most of the description of a Yoruba naming ceremony from my mother. The child-naming ceremony is held when the baby is 8 days old. The ceremony is carried out in the home of the paternal grandfather of the baby. My mother says that in our family, the baby’s mother is not allowed to eat salt, sugar or pepper from the time she gives birth until the baby’s naming ceremony. It makes for a very boring diet but it also means that mothers who have eclampsia, high-blood pressure and pregnancy-related ailments like that sometimes notice a reduction in the symptoms

On the morning of the naming ceremony, a special stew packed with Iru (locust beans), dried fish and pieces of dried, smoked bush rat is made. This is what the baby’s mother is allowed to eat and signifies the end of the special diet she was put on. Early that morning, the baby is stripped naked then the iru/ dried fish/ dried rat stew is applied to the baby’s joints and a tiny bit to the tip of its tongue. Of course, a baby who has been feeding on breast milk is usually not impressed by this new taste and lets everyone know by screaming down the place.

The person who carries out the ceremony varies from family to family. At my brothers’ and I’s naming ceremonies, my paternal grandmother played this role but in the case of my nephew, his paternal grandfather (i.e. my father) led the ceremony. He led the prayers and selected the hymns (from a Yoruba Anglican hymn book) that were sung.

By the way, though my mother went through this whole drama of not eating salt, sugar or pepper then having to eat a bush rat and dried fish on the eighth day after giving birth, she didn’t ask my sisters-in-law to do the same. So, that’s an example of family tradition that has been dropped.

Honey, sugar, salt, palm oil and Adun are usually placed in bowls in the room where the ceremony takes place. After the service or as part of the service, the baby’s mother and the ‘master of the ceremony’ tastes a bit of the honey, sugar, salt, palm oil and Adun. Each signifies the hope that the baby’s life will be sweet. They also take a sip of schnapps. Apparently, the Egbas (a Yoruba tribe of which I am one) don’t believe that a ceremony is complete unless schnapps is present.

Anyone who wants to name the baby puts money into a bowl and then says the name they wish to give the baby. My mother says that in years past, coins were put into a bowl of water before the baby was named but since coins aren’t really used anymore in Nigeria and notes are, that tradition was dropped too. Someone is assigned to record the names the baby is given. Although the actual ceremony is attended by family and close friends only, a baby can still end up being given tens of names. That’s just Yoruba culture.

At the end of the ceremony, my grandmother would sing the following song:

A wa o s’oro ile wa o

Esin kan o pe

O ye

Esin kan o pe

K’a ma o s’oro

A wa o s’oro ile wa o.

Which loosely means that no religion says people shouldn’t carry out their family traditions. That of course is up to debate.


By: Lape Soetan


Friday, October 30, 2015

'Buhari’s Likely AGF Has High-caliber Fraud Suspects, Accused Terror Mastermind'

James Ocholi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria reliably described as one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s top picks for appointment as Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, represents several controversial clients including an Indian accused of defrauding several Nigerian banks of billions of naira, a former Managing Director of Finbank, Okey Nwosu, who is undergoing prosecution for questionable financial transactions, and a university professor from Kogi State currently facing trial over his suspected links with an Islamist terrorist group whose attacks have claimed thousands of Nigerian lives and led to billions of naira in damages.

: We Have Become Victims Of Buhari’s government - PDP cries out


The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed the government for exploitation, charging that the election petition tribunals are working for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Tending to correspondents toward the end of the crisis meeting of the party’s national gathering, Olisa Metuh, representative of the PDP, said basic issues concerning the nation’s majority rules system were examined at the meeting.

Metuh had before said that the opposition party will do all within its powers to oppose the charged plot to assume control over the states that it won in the last race.

“The national caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) carefully reviewed the political developments in the nation’s polity,” he told reporters late Thursday.

“There is serious cause for concern in the nation’s political environment, especially as it concerns democracy.

“The PDP and Nigerians wonder why it was necessary to interfere with the composition of the Rivers state governorship tribunal and to harass the state resident electoral commissioner severally, to the extent that the tribunal itself was able to deliver a judgment within 24 hours in a case that had nearly 100 witnesses, 1000 pieces of documentary evidence and nine final written agreement, which each had not less than 40 pages.

“The outcome of the decision in view of the rather interesting history of the case indicates that the judiciary like the Nigerian people and the PDP have become victims of the APC-led federal government.

Metuh commended the PDP senators who staged a walk out in protest of the ministerial confirmation of Rotimi Amaechi, former Rivers state governor, despite the allegations of corruption against him.

He added that the government had lost the moral right to fight corruption.

“We salute the courage and unity of purpose of our senators, especially as demonstrated in the senate chambers in their collective stand against impunity and corruption in line with the wishes and aspiration of the Nigerian people,” he said.

“What the APC senators did has put a nail on their party’s pretentious war against corruption.”


Amaechi's confirmation: APC is engaging in a pretentious war against corruption - PDP

The PDP says that the confirmation of former Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi as a minster of the federal republic of Nigeria, has put a dent on APC's “pretentious war against corruption”. The National Publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh said this after an extraordinary meeting with top PDP officials in Abuja yesterday night.

Photo: 20yr old girl arrested by Cross River State police for selling her 2 week old baby for N20k

Maria Ekanem sold her two week old baby to an Abuja-based woman for N20,000. According to a report by Vanguard, the 20-year-old school drop out from Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State, was arrested by the police along with her accomplices.

Her boyfriend got her pregnant and asked her to abort the baby. However, a doctor agreed to help her with free antenatal care and food and in exchange she agreed to sell her baby after delivery.

Photo: Man arraigned for attacking friend with cutlass and stealing his N800k

The Lagos state police command, yesterday arraigned one Omumgwa Loveday, an Aba based businessman, before a magistrate court over allegations that he attacked his friend, 32 year old Chiwendu Sunday with cutlass and stole his N800, 000 at a hotel on Osolo way in Ajao estate Lagos.

According to P.M. News, the accused and the victim are businessmen and bosom friends from Aba and had come to Lagos to purchase a bus for the victim, Sunday. When they arrived Lagos, they lodged in the same hotel.

Little girl suffers severe burns after transformer explodes at Lagos bus-stop (graphic)

12 year old Adetayo Adefarasin, a student of Government Junior College, Epe, suffered severe burns to her face, chest, arm and legs after a faulty transformer exploded along Broad street, Lagos as she was trying to board a bus while returning from church on September 20th. She was rushed to General Hospital, Lagos where she's still receiving treatment for her severe injury. The faulty transformer was repaired two days after this incident but according to girl's family who reached out to us, PHCN have not made any attempt to help the girl who is still in hospital. Friends say she is a brilliant student and was looking forward to a great future. The family want to sue PHCN over the incident I hear but haven't done so yet. The carelessness of these people is worrisome. They don't do anything until someone gets killed or injured. See photos of Adetayo in hospital after the jump

Graphic pics: Man nearly killed with bottle during fight in Lagos

A man was almost beheaded with a broken bottle amid a battle with another man in Lagos Island this week. A source told NGE they were quarreling over age and before anybody could stop it, they started fighting and one of them picked a bottle and stabbed the other one in the neck four times. He is right now admitted at the General Hospital, Lagos where he's battling for his life. The photographs are graphic so be cautioned. See them after the jump..

Africa belongs to Obama: U.S. Threatens Zimbabwe Over $3 Billion Russia Deal

The United States has reportedly warned Zimbabwe about its growing economic dealings with Russia after Harare recently sealed an agreement with Moscow for a US$3billion platinum mine.

 According to columnist Nathaniel Manheru, the Obama administration threatened further sanctions against Zimbabwe over its ties with Russia.
Manheru’s claims could not be verified with the US embassy in Harare late Friday night.

The US has imposed sanctions against Moscow, tightening restrictions on major Russian state banks and corporations, after accusing the Kremlin of providing military backing to Ukrainian separatists and generally destabilising the region.

PhotoNews: Osinbajo holds meeting with Canadian and Italian Ambs.

VP Yemi Osinbajo yesterday had meetings with the Canadian diplomat Perry Calderwood and Italian minister Fulvio Rustico at the state house Abuja. See more pics bellow.

Cross Rivers state govt suspend morning devotion in primary and secondary schools, CAN reacts

The Cross Rivers state government has ordered the suspension of early morning devotions held in primary and secondary schools across the state. A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education in the state, Anne Odey, stated that the decision to suspend the devotion came from security concerns raised by the state Commissioner of Police, Henry Fadairo.

She said the state police commission had suggested the suspension of the age long practice following the prevailing security concerns in the country.

23yr old Nigerian who was shot & killed by his colleague in Atlanta, laid to rest

 On Saturday, October 24, Emmanuel Chukwudi Nwankwo was laid to rest at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens after a celebration of life service.

According to Atlanta Police, the 23-year-old security guard was shot and killed by his co-worker Dexter Harper (right), another security guard while at work on Thursday October 1, in Buckhead, Atlanta Georgia. Dexter admitted not just to the killing, but to seeing a demon and hearing the voice of God before he opened fire on Emmanuel. Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said 26-year-old Harper was charged with murder and taken to the Fulton County Jail.

29 year old budding entrepreneur dies in fatal bike accident in Lekki

29 year old Jamiu Jamiu, an entrepreneur and owner of H2 Chicken, a frozen food outlet, was killed in a bike accident yesterday morning October 29th, His powerbike was hit by a truck along the Igbo Efon RoundAbout near Osapa London, Lekki, killing him instantly.

According a friend of the deceased who spoke with The Nation, Jamiu, a married man with two children, was on his way home after delivering some frozen chicken to a client when he was knocked down by the truck driver.

Check out 4 Ways To Have A Wonderful Time At The Hotel

At the reception, the delectable receptionist welcomes you with a charming smile, she ask few questions, gives you the key to your and ushers you off to your room with that brief courtesy. For the moment, her job is done and the sole responsibility on how your time at the hotel will turn out rests on your shoulders.

Expectedly, many travellers want more from their time away from home and are quickly dissatisfied with the monotonous routine of roaming around the hotel aimlessly, sitting in front of a TV set and taking a swim each evening during their stay at the hotel. With nothing interesting to do, this is can turn their hotel stay into a miserable one rather quickly.

spending time at the hotel

Throw a cocktail gig

Throwing a cocktail party does not necessarily mean it has to be a lavish celebration with every tom, dick and harry invited. Insteady of a big party which will put a strain on your pocket, you can try organizing an exclusive party in your room for 5 or 6 people with small chops, cocktail and music for the attendees. To be on the safe side, make it a point of duty to inform the hotel management of your shindig to indemnify you of any hidden charges.

time at the hotel

Request a tour

International hotel brands are turning a huge profit by establishing 5-star hotels in major Nigerian cities like Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. There is so much to see in these hotels from the tastefully furnished suites to swimming pools, hall and bars as well as many other facilities. This will serve as a welcome distraction to your regular hotel routine.

Get a Spa moment

Lying down on the couch, and receiving a spa treatment is an entirely different and amazing experience. You should try it out at your hotel given that they have a spa centre.  To be extra prepared, you can make inquiries about this facility before booking your hotel.

Visit the Bar

The bar is one of the few places in a hotel where you can find the greatest distraction. It is especially exciting if you are not a teetotaler. With a relaxed attitude, you can strike up a conversation with other people, get a date and explore a wide range of tastes created specially to moisten your taste palate., Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal shares tips on how you can pump excitement and fun into the hotel.

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If Biafra, Afenifere & Boko haram were to be subjected to a referenda, Nigeria will remain One - By Reuben Abati

The Article bellow was written by former presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati…

Democracy does not necessarily translate into the disappearance of crises and dilemmas, (even trilemmas, quadrilemmas or more) in a country, either developed, developing or perhaps evolutionary. Built into the fabric of the right to choose is also the right to make mistakes and so, across Africa at this moment, in Nigeria, Tanzania, Cote d’Ivoire, Burundi, Guinea Conakry, Rwanda, the lessons are being driven home, as elections are being held or have been held or will be held That even as democracy spreads within the continent, the tension between stabilization and consolidation, trade offs and efficiency, pessimism and optimism, ethnocentrism and nationalism, remains a major concern.

Whatever the challenges may be however, both local and international authorities have a duty to ensure that the people learn from their mistakes, build on those mistakes positively, and prevent a relapse to either militarism or militarized democracy disguised either as benevolent democracy or charismatic autocracy, or ethnic revanchism as an option for national movement.  The people’s right to make mistakes, oxymoronic as it may seem, is part of the democratic challenge. In Nigeria, our biggest mistake lies in the strange assumption that our problems will disappear simply through intra-elite displacement or the symbolism of grand gestures.  And so, we end up with a boringly repetitive national life cycle.

This leads us to one urgent point: the biggest challenge that the Nigerian state faces today, tearing into the very idea of statehood, and of democracy, is the centrifugal pull from every direction that seems to have become disturbingly incremental. In the North Eastern part of the country, with the tragedy spreading, with casualties increasing, you have the heart-wrenching Boko Haram menace.

The Haram fundamentalists want a divided Nigeria. They have their own flag and they have made it clear that Western education and technology are sinful even if they use the same technology and intelligence to perpetrate their assault. With their flags and propaganda, they want “out” of Nigeria. Their act of defiance and the evil outcomes have increased since May even if civil society has chosen, all of a sudden, to be less anxious. But it is not a problem that can ever be treated lightly located as it is, in the tragic axis of global terror.

In the Middle Belt, an indigene-settler dichotomy, mutating as majorities-minorities conflict at the heart of Northern community relations, or as pastoralists-farmer confrontation has created seasons of violence and bloodshed with strong allegations of genocide and no sign of immediate abatement. In the South West, the recent abduction of a Yoruba leader, Chief Olu Falae by persons alleged to be Fulani herdsmen has resulted in the exchange of hate speech among Yoruba and Fulani ethnic champions defending territory, rights and identity.

In Ibadan, the other day, a group of Yoruba elders demanded that Fulani herdsmen should be expelled from Yoruba territory and that should the provocation continue, the Yoruba with their 50 million population will be prepared to exit Nigeria. In the Eastern part of the country, there is a resurgence of Biafran nationalism; young Igbos in diaspora, are insisting on the creation of a Republic of Biafra. The new voice of Biafran nationalism is Nnamdi Kanu’s Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Radio Biafra, and the Igbos campaigning for Biafra in front of embassies in Europe, India and Japan! In the South South, there is a renewed consciousness of oil citizenship, with the Ijaw whose kinsman recently lost power at the centre protesting that they are victims of Hausa/Fulani harassment, and intimidation.

Perhaps the more worrisome is the noise being made about likely secession from Nigeria, by certain elements in the North East (terrorists actually seeking to carve out territory), by latter-day Biafrans, and by Yoruba irridentists. It may not be possible without empirical inquiry to determine how much of this is pure opportunism, posturing or criminal-mindedness (except in the case of Boko Haram where criminality is proven), but it would appear that while seeking to uphold the law against those who challenge the sanctity of the state, the government must nonetheless take the agitations seriously for they speak to something old and familiar which has become resoundingly deeper.

If the matter were to be subjected to referenda across the country, I am not too sure there are many Nigerians today who will vote for the dismemberment of this country. Social scientists advise us not to rule out any possibility, self-determination can be self-fulfilling; and nations have been known to dissolve against all odds, but it seems to me that the majority of Nigerians would rather be Nigerians. Our country has been kept together by the resilience and the optimism of the majority, not the disillusionment of a critical minority. We have not yet reached a point where the idea of Nigeria is lost and forlorn, to the extent that the feeling of self-sufficiency that propels the secessionist instinct may indeed be illusionary. No matter the challenge, I believe that it is the idea of Nigeria that will prevail.

The long and the short of it however, is that this remains a grossly imperfect federation, union and democracy. The country is hoisted on a foundation of ancestral fissures. For 55 years, this country has refused to transform into a nation. It has been hijacked by identity politics, and by ethnic and class determinism. It is sad, very sad indeed, that successive governments have not been able to create an enlightened citizenry and an intelligent elite that can look beyond their own greed. The Nigerian political brain has remained a grossly emotional brain.

We seem to have lost the national battle to emotions fed by ancestral memory, creating a gap between knowledge, and desire. It is why MASSOB, Nnamdi Kanu, Radio Biafra and Biafra Voice International (BVI) are the new faces of Igbo nationalism, and not Aka Ikenga or Ohanaeze Ndigbo. It is why disgruntled elements in the North East insist on pulling down the country. It is why citizens of a defined oil territory continue to blackmail the Nigerian state. Nnamdi Kanu does not necessarily speak for all Igbos, and neither the Afenifere nor the Yoruba Council of Elders can determine the Yoruba emotion but they throw up ideas that cannot be ignored. It is the duty of government to address the dangerous ideas of disintegration, dismemberment that issue from those political brains, not to ignore or traduce them.

The key message is that this is not yet a nation. Kanu’s protest and the frustrations in the Niger Delta or the Yoruba anger over the humiliation of an iconic figure, or the angst of the people of the Middle Belt, or the widespread concern about the arrogance of power, escalated since independence, should be a wake up call. Those who feel defeated politically are drawing attention to subliminal fears about ancestral injustices, inequities, and inequalities in the Nigerian democratic space. The more they perceive an attempt to appropriate, exclude and marginalize, the more vociferous they are likely to be.  In the long run, nobody may secede (General Gowon is right on this score), but the inequities of the Nigerian state must be addressed. The man who will save Nigeria is that leader who will engage Nigerians proactively on the issues of inclusion and cohesion, and thereby grant to every citizen, a sense of ownership beyond ethnic identity, a sense of belonging, and confidence in the Nigerian identity. When people relate to the state from a position of fear, and exclusion, they create the kind of problems we witness.

One, poverty, not necessarily material poverty, is at the heart of the problem. Two, the failure of the moral dimension is also a veritable cause of national dysfunction. Three, when the people have jobs, and the economy works and education is taken seriously as a tool for empowerment and progress, there will perhaps be better citizens. What this means is that developing a state that works and a leadership that believes and cares, and focuses on governance responsibilities is where the priority lies. To move Nigeria forward, these are the fundamental issues to address. How to go about this is the responsibility of those to whom we have entrusted our mandate. It was the main assignment yesterday, the same today and the compass for tomorrow.


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Top 4 Watch Designs Every Lady Must Have

With regards to watch designs, ladies are sure spoilt for decision. You will discover watches to suit your needs, your tastes in style and distinctive events.

In the event that you have a fetish for watches, you must have these 4 styles in women watches. Check against our ist and check whether you have every one of   them.

1. Leather Band
female watches

This one is an immortal piece. Leather band watches are known for their perfect and easygoing look that fit a work environment. Truth be told, they are essential watch   that goes with anything. They can be worn by youthful and old alike. Leather bands are made because of usefulness. Components, for example, replaceable straps and waterproof dials make them more durable. There are multi-strap watches that let you blend and match your watch with your outfit. Ladies with bigger wrists can simply  settle on a bigger dial.  Along these lines, independent of the colour you pick, you ought to have no less than one leather strap watch in your closet.

2. Bracelet watches
female Bracelet watches

This style in women watches is extraordinary for a night out or a formal do. They run from dainty and fragile time tellers to intense and flashy plans. They are

intended to be worn as an adornments piece. They include metallic finishes (gold, silver, rose gold and platinum), gold and silver components and gem encrusted

dials. They are generally made by designer brands and are costly. These are those extravagance watches you can set aside for exceptional events.

A variation of the bracelet watch is the bangle watch that snaps around the wrist like a sleeve. A couple additionally have movable straps as ties.

3. Sports watches

female sport watches

Unlike the other Women watches specified in the list games watches emerge for the smooth lines and moderate configuration. They are made for rough use, for example, swimming, biking and trekking. They offer an abnormal state of water resistance. They gloat of various extra components, for example,  computerized shows, commencement clocks, calorie counters, date-books, heart rate monitors and the likes. Elastic and plastic are the normal materials used  for the packaging and straps of games watches. They are likewise made in brighter colours

4. Chronograph Watches

female Chronograph Watches

Ladies generally shy away far from chronographs trusting that it’s made for men and that it will look too big for their petite hands. A chronograph has a

presentation watch and stop watch joined. They look classy and proficient. You need to wear it once to feel what it looks like . You can likewise get coordinating chronograph watches for men and ladies.

Buying Ladies Watches

Here are a few tips on looking for women watches.

Select a suitable movement. Do you need a mechanical, quartz or computerized mechanism?

Consider the size and weight of the watch. Continuously wear the watch to choose what it would look like and feels on your hand.

In the event that your financial plan permits purchase, separate watches for different events.

For the those who set out to go bold, try different things with brilliant colours and chunky designs.

At last, adjust the look of the watch with its functionality


Amaechi’s Ministerial Confirmation: A Victory Over Forces Of Darkness – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has described today’s confirmation of the immediate past Governor of the State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, as a Minister by the Senate as a victory over the forces of darkness.

“These dark forces as represented by Caretaker Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, went to absurd lengths in their plot to stop Amaechi from becoming a Minister but Almighty God has used President Muhammadu Buhari and the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to scatter their evil plans,” Rivers APC said in the statement signed by the Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya and issued Thursday in the State capital, Port Harcourt.

Dele Giwa’s Murder: Soyinka Replies Ex-Police DIG, Omeben

A former London Bureau chief of Newswatch, Kayode Soyinka, who was present when Dele Giwa, the co-founder of the magazine was bombed to death in 1986, has reacted to recent claims by a retired police investigator that Mr. Soyinka fled after the attack and was never questioned.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, published Monday, Chris Omeben, a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, who was in charge of investigating the murder, said Mr. Soyinka was shielded from being quizzed.

Mr. Giwa was killed through a letter bomb while having breakfast with Mr. Soyinka in Lagos.
Mr. Omeben, now 80, said Mr. Soyinka was the principal suspect in the attack, and wondered how he survived the powerful blast when he was in the same room.
He said Mr. Soyinka apparently left the scene shortly before the explosion. Mr. Omeben subtly faulted widespread accusations against the then military regime of Ibrahim Babangida, which many blame for the killing.

AU To Honor Tinubu At AFRIMA 2015

Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu is to be specially honoured with the prestigious award as “Pillar of Art and Culture in Africa” by the African Union Commission (AUC) at the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA 2015, scheduled to hold on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. The International Committee of
AFRIMA made this known in Lagos during the ceremony of revealing the activities of the award ceremony.

Nigeria Economy Collapsing Gradually, CSOs Tell Buhari

ABUJA – A coalition of over 60 Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, in Nigeria, yesterday, decried what they termed “steady and continuous decline of the Nigerian economy” under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The groups, at a strategy meeting they held in Abuja yesterday under the aegis of Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, said there was urgent need for President Buhari to evolve a sustainable economic plan that will attract foreign investors into the country.
The leader of the coalition and Executive Director of Policy and Legal Advocacy Center, PLAC, Mr. Clement Nwankwo, in his opening remarks, said the “dwindling economic fortunes of Nigeria” could be a function of the inability of President Buhari to appoint his Ministers six months after he assumed office.

Sanusi: Why Terrorism May be Difficult To Wipe Out as Military recovers NATO weapons in Boko harm hideout.

“Troops also recovered arms and ammunitions during the raid. These included a general purpose machine gun and 2 Dane guns, 150 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO), 6 boxes of 7.62mm (NATO) and 3 cutlasses.”

Military rescues 338 abductees, declares Shekau, 99 Boko Haram members wanted
Vigilantes: Insurgents still occupy Sambisa forest
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi (II), wednesday cautioned that it would be pretty difficult to totally stamp out terrorism in the country where poverty, ignorance, lack of education, corruption and injustice which fuel terrorism are pervasive.
The emir, who was represented by a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) and the Katakan of Kano and District Head of Albasu, Alhaji Bashir Albasu, made the remark at an international security workshop in Abuja.

I Will Build On Jega’s Record, Says New INEC Chair

Mahmood Yakubu, new chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says he will not experiment with reforms at the commission, but consolidate on the reforms implemented by Attahiru Jega.
Speaking on Thursday during his screening at the senate, Yakubu said much had been achieved since the last general election.
He promised to firm up the electoral process and not to be intimidated into doing what is not proper.
“The success of any election depends on the ability of the commission to organise and arrange properly in advance,” he said.

PDP senators in anger, stage walkout as Saraki confirms Amaechi 

The Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of a former governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, as minister, amidst protest by senators of the Peoples Democratic Party. It also confirmed the nomination of 17 others. They are Adebayo Shittu, Kadjiat Abba Ibrahim, Heineken Lokpobiri, Claidius Omoyele Daramola, Baba Shehuri Mustapha, James Ocholi, Isaac Folorunsho Adewole, Bawa Bwari, Geoffrey Onyeama and Zainab Ahmed.  Others are Masur Mohammed Danladi, Usani Uguru, Okechukwu Elemanah, Anthony Anwuka, Mohammed Musa Bello, Adamu Adamu and Aisha Abubakar. The confirmation was done by senators of the All Progressives Congress alone as their PDP counterparts staged a walkout in protest.  The senate had earlier dissolved into a closed-door session to discuss the issue of confirmation of the ministers.


Non-tolerant Estonia: Locals Send "Black" NATO Officers Back to Nigeria

A new racial scandal seems to be brewing in Estonia where “black” NATO officers complain of being insulted by locals demanding they “go back to Nigeria.”

The incidents have been reported by Chief of Staff of Estonian Air Force, Colonel Jaak Tarien, on his Facebook page, where he said that he was “embarrassed and ashamed” of the behavior of his countrymen.

A number of NATO officers are currently on a joint training mission in the city of Tapa “to reassure NATO allies and partners of America’s dedication to ensuring peace and stability in the region.”

Tarien watched a training exercise on Wednesday involving US A-10 jets and troops from Estonia, the United States and Germany, at a training range in the city of Tapa.

He asked the US troops how they were feeling in Estonia, receiving an answer that the country is beautiful, Estonians are proud of their nation, buildings are well maintained and the streets are clean. The only complaint is that some are being treated badly when venturing outside of the barracks for some rest, even though they are there on a mission to help and support their country.

Scramble for the Baltics: Main NATO Members Seek Own National Interests Under Disguise of Protecting Region From Russians

“I asked for more details and I received information that those allies, who have slightly different skin complexions to the locals, often have to endure verbal and sometimes also physical attacks in Tallinn,” Tarien said.

“I could have beautifully explained this disgrace by using typical excuses of our recent difficult past… but I was not in the mood to do so. I said that I, as an Estonian, am ashamed that such things are happening in our country. My colleague answered that he is ashamed that similar things are happening around the world. Even though he wanted to soften the situation with his remark, he made me feel even worse,” Tarien added.

In a well-written sarcastic manner, Estonian journalist Vladimir Barsegyan described how people in the Baltic States “welcomed” the deployment of a British military contingent earlier this week.

He also said that a blind hatred towards strangers is turning Estonia into a weak and isolated country. And unprovoked attacks on people who are quietly standing at the entrance to a hotel or any cries of “go back to Nigeria” to a quiet group dining in a restaurant are attacks on people who have come to defend the independence of their country.

“If necessary, they are ready to give up their lives for our freedom. And what about you, petty “patriotic” racist, are you ready to give up that much for our country?” questioned Tarien furiously.




Three new cases of Ebola reported in Guinea

According to a senior health official in Guinea who spoke yesterday Wednesday, October 28, three more people have been infected with the Ebola virus. According to Fode Tass Sylla, spokesman for the national centre for the fight against Ebola, the three were infected in Forecariah in western Guinea from the family of a woman who died of Ebola and whose body was handled without appropriate protection. "In all, nine sick people are being treated at our centres throughout the country and most are connected to the dead woman," he told Reuters, adding that authorities had known of the three fresh cases since Saturday.

Sen. GNS Pwajok, Plateau state's Gubernatorial aspirant passes on.

Senator Gyang Nyam Pwajok, the Plateau State PDP gubernatorial applicant in the last election has passed on. He kicked the bucket at the beginning of today in India after a fight with kidney sickness.  Pwajok battled a nearby fight in the April governorship race, losing to the inevitable victor and now governor, Simon Lalong. Olisa Metuh has confirmed his passing! Sun re O !

Senate screens INEC Commissioner nominees, Soyebi Adedeji

The senate has screened INEC Commissioner candidate Soyebi Adedeji. He was appointed by the Council of State on October 21st. Amid his presentation, Soyebi talked on the favorable circumstances and weaknesses of E-voting. He focused on that there is no election that is impeccable on the planet. The INEC Commissioner candidate talked on the requirement for a few adjustments in the utilization of card readers and in addition the requirement for preparing and re-preparing of their staff.

Bring Back Our Girls member, Elvis Iyorngurum, buried (Pic)

Members from the Bring Back Our Girls Group yesterday October 28th went to the burial service of one of their members, late Elvis Iyorngurum, who passed on fourteenth October, 2015, at Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi. Sun re ok !! Ase
More pics bellow.

INEC Commissioner nominee Mohammed Mustafa screened By the Senate

The senate has screened the INEC commissioner nominee one Mohammed Mustafa from Edo state. He is firmly included in Civil Society Movement. He is assigned to represent the South-South.

Mustapha talked on the Millenium Development Goals and how Nigeria is functioning towards accomplishing the objectives particular to the nation. He called for the continued utilization of card readers in elections. He was asked to take a bow and go.

Senate screens INEC Commissioner nominee Amina Zakari

The senate has screened INEC Commissioner candidate, Amina Zakari who up to this point was the acting Chairman of INEC. She is expected to be the INEC Commissioner for the North East. Zaraki talked on the requirement for the introduction of technology to improve efficiency and transparency in the electoral process.

Supreme Court upholds election of Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Rochas Okorocha as the Imo State governor. At a ruling this morning, the apex court dismissed the appeal filed by the PDP candidate, Emeka Ihedioha, challenging the election of Okorocha during the April 14th election. The court said the appeal lacked merit and consequently threw it away. 

Itsekiri Nation Disowns Calls For Creation Of Biafra Republic

WARRI—THE Itsekiri ethnic nationality of Warri, Delta State, has dissociated itself from the calls for creation of a Biafra Republic out of Nigeria as being drummed by some Igbo interest groups in the South-East.

The Itsekiri Leaders of Thought, ILT, expressed the group’s concern over the Igbo agitation yesterday in a statement by its Chairman, Pa Johnson Ayomike and Secretary, Edward Ekpoko.

The body is disturbed that the proposed Biafra Republic as widely reported in the social media includes the whole of Delta State.

The statement stressed: “We recall with pains the day the defunct Biafran Army invaded Warri and Benin in the then Midwest Region on August 9, 1967. Never again will the Itsekiri tolerate such invasion. The Itsekiri nation is committed to the unity of Nigeria and will do all it can to promote and protect it as one indivisible country. As Major General Philip Effiong said on January 14 1970, the Republic of Biafra ceased to exist. We, the Itsekiri, wish it to be eternally so for the peace and development of our great nation.”


Educating Herdsmen Without Policy Change Is Pointless –Falae

A former Secretary to the Federal Government, Chief Olu Falae, says the education of the Fulani herdsmen without a policy that will compel them to raise their cattle in ranches permanently is pointless.

Falae was reacting to a comment by a former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, who attributed the problems of the Fulani herdsmen to lack of education.
Kwankwaso had said that the clamour for the exit of the Fulani herdsmen from Yorubaland betrayed the spirit of unity in the country.

Jonathan Would’ve Been Reelected If He Were From North Or S’West -Osuntokun

FORMER Political Adviser to for­mer president Olusegun Obasanjo, Mr. Akin Osuntokun believes the country must be restructured if it is to move forward. He also spoke on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, former President Goodluck Jonathan and what the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must do.
The screening of ministerial nominees have been going on with some controversies, are you satisfied with the way it has gone?
I can’t find any conspicuous flaw in the process of screening the nominees, but in any case, you know that time is of essence, the nation has waited long enough for the formation of the federal execu­tive council . I don’t think there are contentious issues as such for any of the nominees except for the former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Visits New Ooni Of Ife, Pays Homage


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday visited the new Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi at Ile-Ife. Mr. Obasanjo went by and homage pretty much as the new king was presented to his the people.  A aide of the previous president revealed to us that Mr. Obasanjo had to visit Mr. Ogunwusi on Wednesday in light of the fact that he had an abroad excursion booked for Thursday.  Amid the visit, Mr. Obasanjo congratulated the new Ooni of Ife, and wished him well as he mounted the throne of his ancestors.


Gowon: Jonathan, Jega Saved Nigeria From Collapse

Former military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has stated that the duo of President Goodluck Jonathan and former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, through their actions during and after the last general election saved the country from imminent collapse.

Treating Minor Ailments Abroad Shameful – Jega

A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, has described as ‘shameful,’ the travelling of Nigerians to foreign countries to receive treatment for ailments that should have been handled in the country.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Kano: Emir Sanusi Strips Bayero’s Eldest Son Of Chiroma Title

The emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sunusi II, has stripped the eldest child of the late Emir Ado Bayero, Lamido Bayero, of his traditional title of Ciroman Kano and District Head of Gwale.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that a few months after ascending the throne, the new emir wrote to Mr. Bayero, seeking him to return to his duty as Ciroman Kano and District Head of Gwale.

Palace sources told PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Bayero’s refusal to either reply the letter or report to the palace, angered the emir.

The issue however died down when Mr. Bayero was appointed managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

But when Mr. Bayero was recently relieved of his duty as managing director of the NPA by President Muhammadu Buhari, the emir directed the Emirate Council to write to Mr. Bayero again.

“When a letter was written to him again, he neither responded nor appeared in person to explain his reasons.

“His Highness first reasoned that the local government of Gwale was too important to be left vacant, and so he elevated the son of Emir Inuwa to be the district head.

“And now the title of Ciroma is also stripped,” a top palace source said.

Perhaps in order to douse tension in the palace, sources said, the emir however appointed Mr. Bayero’s younger brother, Nasiru Bayero, to replace him as the new Ciroman Kano.

A statement by Galadiman Kano, Abbas Sunusi, said the removal and the subsequent replacement were with immediate effect.

Mr. Bayero was touted to as the heir apparent of the Kano emirship throne but lost to the current emir, who was then holding a mid-cadre title of Dan Majen Kano.

Since losing the coveted seat to Mr. Sanusi, Mr. Lamido banished himself to Abuja and refused to pledge allegiance to the new emir as provided by the tradition.

Despite concerted efforts by some notable personalities in the state to convince Mr. Bayero to pay homage to the new emir, Mr. Bayero stoutly rejected.


DV: Wife Bathes Hubby With Boiled Water For Sleeping With Her Mother (Is she justified?)

DV–> Domestic Violence

The truism that damnation has no fierceness as a lady despised ran its course again when a wedded lady poured a pot of Boiled water on her spouse, scalding him, particularly his back.

As indicated by veteran writer, Mike Effiong, who posted the photograph on his Facebook page, the man was nabbed in the act laying down with his mother-in-law, his wife’s mom and the lady couldn’t take such selling out and needed to deal with him thusly.

Is it accurate to say that she is justified?

This is not the first men at the receiving end of domestic violence  in the hands of their wives.

In November 2014, an Abuja based man endured the same destiny when his wife bathed him with scalding water during a disagreement, scalding him seriously.

In March this year, wedded man, Owolati Tajudeen, who thought he was playing super mario with his wife by covertly wedding five other ladies in the face of her good faith, got a stun when the wife, Laide Owolati, deliberately arranged and at the perfect time, washed him with Boiled water.


Latin America SITREP October 28th, 2015 by Jack

1) Latin American Left: the Pink Tide: 1999-present?

Two recent pieces on the status and prospects of the progressive governments, social movements and multilateral institutions collectively known as the ‘Pink Tide’.

Raúl Zibechi: Taking stock of ‘Progresismo’ in Latin America [source]
Immanuel Wallerstein: The Latin American Left Moves Rightward [source]

(NB I have the utmost respect for both these writers, but the optimist in me has to say that it is surely too early to mark the high water of the ‘Pink Tide’.)

2) Upcoming elections:

Argentina: Presidential, Second Round.

The Kirchners have been in power 12 years and have left a legacy of “trade protectionism, social welfare and defence of the working class”.

Pre first round introduction to candidates:

Argentina: The End or a New Path for Kirchernismo? [source]

Post-first round analysis of the 2 candidates to contest the second round in November:
Argentine presidential run-off in November but with completely different scenario [source]

Venezuela: Mid Term.

First and foremost of the ‘Pink Tide’, Venezuelan Bolivarianism, in alliance with the Cuban Revolution, is the trail blazer of the Latin American progressive project. The transition to a ‘post-Chavez Chavismo’ under Nicolas Maduro has been marked by a wide variety of destabilization from foreign-backed opposition forces:

This article high-lights the historic high level of female and youth candidates but also warns of the threat of opposition violence in the upcoming midterm elections:

Peace at Stake in Venezuela’s Upcoming Assembly Elections [source]

This article quotes polls showing the PSUV, of the Chavista President Maduro, ahead in voting intentions:
Maduro Makes Moves toward Economic Reform as New Poll Predicts PSUV Win [source]

3) Developments and Context:


Since 2003 Brazil has seen a remarkable transformation due to good economic growth and political leadership within Latin America and on the World stage through organizations such MERCOSUR and BRICS. This has been achieved with progressives at the helm, firstly Lula da Silva, but also his successor Dilma Rousseff. Presidents can serve only 2 terms in Brazil, and Rousseff won her second before a corruption scandal decimated her authority.

This article gives evidence that Rousseff has moved to the right in order to head off impeachment attempts:
The United States Wins In Brazil, Raul Zibechi [source]

The disappearance of the 43 students one year ago lead to a marked increase in protest to the ongoing drug fuelled violence in Mexico, which began under the previous President Felipe Calderon and continues under Enrique Peña Nieto. This article assesses the dramatic repercussions of the event a year on.
Ayotzinapa, State Violence and Terror By Laura Carlsen [source]

Russia joins China in the construction of an alternative to the US dominated Panama canal in Nicaragua, a member of the radical progressive block ALBA.
Russia Interested in Joining the Nicaragua Canal Project (Sputnik – Russian news agency)


Political new-comer wins Guatemalan Presidential elections in the aftermath of wide spread protests that brought down the previous government in the most populous Central American state:
Comedian cowboy who wanted to become president, finally makes it in Guatemala [source]


The US isolated on World Stage:

World Discusses the Blockade on Cuba at the UN [source]


Ollanta Humala, who defeated right-wing candidate to win the 6-year Presidency in 2011 on a progressive ticket, has seen his approval drop to 12% and faces increasing protest, presumably due to him quickly tacking to the right after his election victory.
Act of Treason: Secret US Sites in Peru Nil NIKANDROV | 13.10.2015 | [source]


Evo Morales, first indigenous President of in the Americas, marks 10 years in power. Bolivia is a key member of the radical progressive alliance ALBA.
10 Years of Evo Morales, Telesur. [source]