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President Buhari’s Secret War on Free Speech - Sodiq Alabi

One of the biggest news websites in Nigeria went offline late October and has remained unavailable since. Here I refer to naij.com, a website that has repeatedly ranked among the top ten most visited websites in Nigeria for years. I hate to be the harbinger of bad news but I must inform you that many internet service providers in Nigeria have knocked Naij and dozens of other websites off the Nigerian online space for weeks now.
According to available evidence, the blockade of domain names of Naij and others was at the behest of the federal government. President Muhammadu Buhari, born-again democrat and lover of free speech, scored his biggest coup against the media and the country is quiet. Shutting down naij.com in

Miss Linda Babalola emerges Miss Isolo 2017

21 year old Linda Babalola Oreoluwa beats other contestants to emerge as the winner of the 2017 Edition of Miss Isolo Beauty Pageant.
The event which took place on 5th November at the prestigious Sheeba Event Center, Ikeja witnessed something unique as high profile Dignitaries, reputable politicians, business executives, celebrities and other distinguished guest all gathered to witness the highly contested pageant.

African Women In Leadership Organisation To Hold Induction 2017

Women in Leadership Organisation is the foremost organization for female leaders of African descent; for changing the narrative & building capacity of African Women in Leadership, High Level Networking, and Social Impact.
In 2009, African Women in Leadership Organisation started out as the West African Women in Leadership Conference, but it’s impact has expanded to over 8 African Countries. It is also a registered 501(c) organization under the federal laws of the United States of America, officially listed with the United Nations Global Compact and currently springing in the United Kingdom.
Since starting it has gained recognition from the United States Government, United Nations, Governments of African Nations. It originated from Nigeria, and has raised over 500 women leaders – AWLO members committed to the developing themselves and their community. In total AWLO is currently in 10 states of Nigeria and still expanding. Some of AWLO’s contributions to community development has been…

The Labour Governors Present A Gift To Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen OF England

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Paul Thomas Arkwright, visited the Labour Room Mansion on Sunday, November 12, 2017. During his chat with the Labour Governors, the Super 37 presented a gift of an art work designed by Chinze Ojobo to her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of England.

Receiving the Art work from the Labour Room Governors, the British High Commissioner expressed his delight as he received the gift on behalf of the Queen. The Commissioner expressed how pleased he was to be at opening ceremony of the Labour Room Reality TV Show and also to be present at the mansion that evening. He said “I was intrigued at first; not knowing who is involved and so on, but i see this as a great opportunity to finally hear what the Labour Room Governors have to say.”

The Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria and other matters-----Obinna Edeh

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo’s office coordinates the Presidential Enabling Business Council. The Council was set up pursuant to an Executive Order signed by the V.P then Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The crux of the Order was to ease the process  of doing business in Nigeria. Prior to this order, it was a herculean task moving from point A to Point B in business registration without facing countless potholes. The move by the Vice President has so far received accolades both within and outside the shores of the country. The Ease of Doing Business initiative has streamlined the process of business registration making it easier to start a business. The V.P has also involved industry stakeholders comprising the organized private sector and relevant government departments with a view to cover up loopholes that impede efficient business formation and administration in Nigeria. Several regulatory agencies have been directed to reduce the down- time in product reg…

Blood on the Plateau - Obinna Edeh

If the land of Plateau could speak, it would be telling the Federal Government of Nigeria that it is tired of being forced to suck innocent blood. The tragedy at Plateau State has reached a monstrous level, leaving the poor tribesmen in fear of terrorists and marauders who masquerade as herdsmen. A couple of weeks ago, a group of traders returning from a village market were summarily executed by these criminals. To many Nigerians, these are not ordinary criminals, because if they were, we would have seen efforts from the state to apprehend them.  The killing in the Plateau is more of an organized crime, almost coming to the level of ethnic cleansing. There is no reason why a particular tribe in the Plateau would be targeted by these men of the underworld without a strong response from the state.

Young Progressive Party Commends Presidency Over Sack Of Babachir Lawal and Ayo Oke

The National Executive Committee of Young Progressive Party has commended the Presidency over the sack of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal and ex-National Intelligence Agency boss, Ayo Oke.
Buhari sacked the duo, who have been on suspension for over three months.
Oke’s agency had claimed ownership of the monies discovered in an Ikoyi apartment while Lawal was indicted for corruption by the senate committee on the humanitarian crisis in the north-east.

President Muhammadu Buhari has Proposed a Budget of N8.612 Trillion for the Year 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari presented the breakdown of the 2018 Appropriation Bill, while addressing a joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday 7th November 2017 by 2pm Nigeria time.
President Buhari told the joint section that the proposal is based on an oil benchmark of $45 per barrel, an oil production rate of 2.3 million barrels per day, an exchange rate of 3.5 percent, inflation rate of 12.4 percent and a real GDP growth of 3.5 percent. The President stressed that out of the N8.612tn, N3.494tn has been proposed for recurrent expenditure, and N2.428tn for capital expenditure – excluding the capital component of statutory transfers.

Travel: Nigerian Travel Documentary Content Creator Jubilian Ngaruwa's Shares Exciting 7 Cities Train Adventure in 14 Days

Jubilian Ngaruwa (JubiTrip), in this exclusive interview with Jumia Travel Nigeria, talks about her exciting adventure across seven cities in the country in 14 days by train. She shares some details of the trip, talks about some of her fun and challenging experiences and eventually, based on her adventure, gives some sound advice to the government and other travelers or travelers on tourism in Nigeria. Enjoy!
Please tell us a little about yourself, your name and what inspired you to become a Travel Documentary Content Creator? My name is Jubilian Ngaruwa. I am from Delta state. I am a travel writer who loves the creative world, loves to travel and tell stories. In 2015, I started writing for Hangout Nigeria. I would visit places and write reviews about them; it was from doing that that I developed an interest in travel documentary content creation. I have a vlog on youtube, Jubtrip, where I share some of my content. My interest in travel, love for creativity and love for motion picture …

4 Useful Hacks To Fix Food That’s Too Salty

When cooking we sometimes make the mistake of over-salting our meals but this does not mean that the food is ruined, there are still ways to fix an over-salted meal. Jumia Food, Nigeria’s no. 1 online food ordering platform, shares 4 useful hacks to fix food that’s too salty.
Dilute With Water When making foods that can be diluted like rice or when making soups, stews or sauces, you can add some extra water, stock, tomato sauce or juice to give the salt more volume which helps to spread it out and make the overall dish less salty. Just be sure to add a fair amount and not over do it, so you don’t lose the flavour of the food.
Give it a Quick Rinse

Pageant Producer in Abuja, Jane Ogbonna Marries Benjamin Obozele + Wedding Photos

Nigerian Pageant Producer, Jane Ogbonna tied the wedding knot with her long time heartthrob, Mr Benjamin Obozele in a glamorous wedding ceremony in Abuja over the weekend.
Held at the prestigious glam hall located in Maitama, the couple was regal in their attires with the bride's attire especially adorned with crown.

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Benjamin & Jane Obozele as they become the latest couple in town.
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The Leaked Presidential Memo: Where is the Mole?

Obinna Edeh ©

Nigeria’s print and electronic media are currently awash with the news of another leaked presidential memo. The gist is that a couple of days ago, the President directed the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation  to respond to a query explaining the circumstances in which the sacked pension boss, Abdulrasheed Maina was reinstated into the civil service. The query further instructed the Head of Service to send in a reply through the office of the Chief of Staff before the close of work.
However, few days after the query and response was dispatched, Nigerians woke up to see the leaked version of the letter to the President awash in the dailies. The news paper (that broke the news) explained that her correspondent sighted the letter and since it was a hot gist, they actually rushed to publish without due diligence.

Nigeria’s Noisy Anti Corruption War

By Obinna Edeh © There is a growing pattern with Nigeria’s anti corruption war. It is the fact that noise follows action. In other words, the mode of fighting corruption in Nigeria is that, even before a petition is investigated, the infraction is leaked to the media. Thereafter, a lot of sensation builds up in the social and electronic media across the nation. The people gather in newspaper stands to debate on the issues and criticize the government. The electronic media runs an interview session on the subject for almost several weeks. In this time, they invite almost all the social critics they can reach without inviting the critical persons whose duty it is to respond to such allegations.
On the other hand, the spokespersons of the government would invade every available media to extricate their bosses and justify the silence of the state. Such pattern continues for weeks (and sometimes) for months across these media until silence returns; Nigerians move on, the government moves o…

West Ham United's Slaven Bilic: Another Manager Casualty

West Ham United has confirmed that manager Slaven Bilic has left his position with the club today," with a statement released today on its website. The club believes a change is now necessary in order for the club to move forward positively and in line with its ambition",
The Croatian , who took up the appointment in June 2015 signed a three-year contract, that would have seen him stay in the club till 2018, suffered a 4-1 loss to Liverpool on Saturday which happen to be his last game in charge.

There are some names penciled down to take over from where Slaven Bilic stopped among who are Former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes.