Wednesday, November 28, 2012


 The banks involved ARE EcoBank, GT Bank and Access Bank.


The Shell petroleum Development Company have recently dismissed 1,500 of its workers.This development has led to mass action by other employees under the auspices of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG.

In an interview granted by the National Deputy President of the body, Comrade Eddy Osaai who led others in the protest stated that the action of the Oil giant is unacceptable and they are bent on halting all it's activities until the decision is reversed

"We are not going to accept what Shell has just done to our members. Shell must not be allowed to get away with this" he said


President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the Director General of the Bureau for Public Enterprises, BPE Mrs. Bolanle Onogoruwa to vacate office. Accordingly, he ordered her to handover to Mr. Benjamin Ezra Dikki who is the most senior Director in the Bureau. Dikki is to hold for to the position of DG of the BPE in acting capacity until further notice.


The statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Vice President Namadi Sambo, Alhaji Umar Sani to this effect noted: "The Director General of the Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) Mrs. Bolanle Onogoruwa has been relieved of her appointment with immediate effect. She is to hand over to the most Senior Director in the Bureau, Mr. Benjamin Ezra Dikki who is to hold the position in an acting capacity.


"Mr. President extends his sincere appreciation to Mrs. Bolanle Onogoruwa for her services to the nation and wishes her the best in her future endeavours".


Popular guitarist-singer and Juju icon, Fatai Olagunju otherwise known as Fatai Rolling dollar recently lost lost one of his wives, Olaitan.

Speaking about the death, the septuagenarian disclosed that the deceased had been admitted in the hospital for months before her eventual death on Friday, November 23, 2012. He added that the sickness started after a stray firework entered his house and hit his wife’s leg, resulting into complications days later.


Rolling Dollar as he is fondly called is one of the oldest musicians alive in the country and is recently popular for his ‘Won kere si number wa’ track.

‘Why Nigerian Goverment cancelled agreement with Lufthansa’


Reasons emerged, weekend, why the Federal Government cancelled its agreement with the German airline, Lufthansa, under which the airline enjoyed free royalty payments for flights into the country.

Sources in the Ministry of Aviation disclosed that the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah, instigated the cancellation of the four-year agreement upon revelations that the German airline failed to fulfill its side of the agreement signed in November 2008.

Oduah, it was learnt, moved to cancel the agreement following the advice from the Attorney General of the Federation that the country had sufficient reasons to cancel the agreement upon the confirmation that the airline had not fulfilled its pledges.

Under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding between the government and Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft (LH) Germany, the German airline was expected to provide technical assistance to the country besides creating a hub in Abuja in partnership with other international airlines. The German airline was on its part expected to benefit through additional traffic rights on concessionary basis.

Though the airline got its additional flight rights into the country it, however, was unable to actualise its own part of the agreement.

Remarkably, the Senate Committee on Aviation had recently ordered the Ministry of Aviation to recover N2.198bn ($14.8 million) from Lufthansa being amount not paid by the airline since 2009 when the agreement came into being.

What finally moved the Ministry of Aviation to terminate the agreement, it was learnt, was a memo from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to the minister which detailed the failures of Lufthansa.

The memo read in part: “Having carefully analysed the submission, it was clear that Lufthansa appeared to be the only beneficiary of the MoU as the implementation of the agreement which was planned in phases was yet to progress beyond the traffic rights granted to Lufthansa to operate daily flights from Frankfurt to Abuja. There is no evidence to show any serious commitment on the part of Lufthansa airlines to the realization of the agreement.”

Besides NCAA, the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria which was to benefit from the agreement also made known to the minister that only one of its personnel got the opportunity to benefit from Lufthansa’s training programme.

Under the MOU domiciled in the United Kingdom it was learnt that both parties agreed to waive off claims that may arise upon a mutual agreement to cancel the agreement. (Vanguard)




First bank Nigeria has migrated it's shareholders to a new firm called FBN Holdings plc. FBN Holding was listed on Nigerian Stock Exchange on Monday.

FBN Holdings comprises FirstBank of Nigeria Limited, FBN Capital Limited, FBN Life Assurance Limited, FBN Insurance Brokers Limited and FBN Microfinance Bank.

This is sequel to delisting of FirstBank Nigeria from the exchange last week in compliance with the Central Bank of Nigeria regulation requiring separation of commercial banking bussines from other financial services businesses


Managing Director/CEO, FBN Holdings, Mr Bello Maccido, said the holding company structure promises enhanced service delivery, performance and profitability for the group’s customers, shareholders and investors, adding that it is a new world of opportunies in the consolidated financial services.


Enugu born,ILLBLISS with Real name Tobechukwu Melvin Ejioforil  is one of the founders of the Thoroughbred crew in Nigeria.

He has finally drops the video to ‘Anamachi’, the first single off his second  album ‘Oga Boss’.



The fact that the video was produced by Clarence Peters is a bit of a quality guarantee already, luckily iLLbliss and the director both fulfill the promise.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


February 14 annually is popularly known worldwide as the Saint Valentine's day and often simply Valentine's Day. Over the years the day has been annually celebrated all over the world by lovers who set it out to reassure their partner while others use it as an opportunity to express themselves.

There have been several version origin of St. Valentines but the commonest one is the one that portrays Valentine as a priest who refused an unattested law attributed to Roman Emperor Claudius II, allegedly ordering that young men remain single. The Emperor supposedly did this to grow his army, believing that married men did not make for good soldiers. The priest Valentine, however, secretly performed marriage ceremonies for young men. When Claudius found out about this, he had Valentine arrested and thrown in jail.

There is an additional modern embellishment to The Golden Legend, provided by American Greetings to, and widely repeated despite having no historical basis whatsoever. On the evening before Valentine was to be executed, he would have written the first "valentine" card himself, addressed to the daughter of his jailer, who was no longer blind, signing as "From your Valentine. 

However the oldest written evidence of Valentine’s Day is a later sent by a lady named Margery Brews to her then betrothed John Paston. She was trying to plead to John not give up on her despite her parent’s refusal to increase her dowry.






Right reverend and worshipful and my right well-beloved Valentine, I recommend me unto you full heartily, desiring to hear of your welfare which I beseech almighty God long for to preserve unto his pleasure and your heart's desire and if it please you to hear of my welfare I am not in good health of body nor of heart nor shall be till I hear from you, for there knows no creature what pain that I endure and on pain of death I dare not reveal. And my lady my mother has laboured the matter to my father full diligently but she can no more get than ye know of for the which God knows I am full sorry. But if that you love me as I trust verily that you do, you will not leave me therefore. For if that you had not half the livelihood that you have for to do the greatest labour that any woman alive might I would not forsake you. And if you command me to keep me true wherever I go, I advise I will do all my might you to love and never no more. And if my friends say that I do amiss, they shall not me hinder so for to do. My heart me bids ever more to love you truly over all earthly thing and if they be never so angry I trust it shall be better in time coming. No more to you at this time but the holy trinity has you in keeping. And I beseech you that this bill be not seen of no earthly creature except yourself and this letter was written at topcroft with full heavy heart. By your own M[argery] B[rews].


Another  member of the lower House of the National Assembly representing Ife Federal Constituency, Hon. Rotimi Makinde has come out to defend  his decision to take a new wife, Oyebanke Oyelami, a final year student of political science from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State after waiting for a while.

The young and dynamic legislator who was a movie actor, producer, auto dealer, hotelier and an accountant at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC before joining politics recently stepped out with beautiful Oyebanke, the reigning Miss Osun State and this has started generating controversy in some quarters as some bad belles have said the man dumped his first wife for the beauty queen.

According to him in a recent chat with your darling magazine, National Enquirer, “there are things people don`t know and instead of minding their business, they meddle into other people`s privacy, as a matter of fact, I recognize the fact that am a public figure by my present position as a lawmaker but I also know that some facts must be put straight for future purposes”, he stressed.

Speaking further, the lawmaker who has been adjudged as one of the best in South West going by his impressive track records and various projects that have touched many lives has this to say, “naturally it is not in my habit to discuss my family especially my wife who bore me my grown up kids but just for the records, people need to know that my wife has left me ever before I got elected into the federal house of representatives and I`ve since given her the benefit of doubt for reconciliation but all were to no avail, hence my decision to move ahead and not without the consent of my children”, he explained.    

Answering  question on the interest in the new liaison, the lawmaker who has just been given a chieftaincy title of Bobagunwa of Ila Orangun by the royal father, Oba Bolarinwa said what interest him in his new wife is that, she is the first ever lady that will call his bluff despite his status, “can you believe that, it took me a while to chase this lady, I have never her rare type before, that’s why I didn’t waste any time when she eventually gave me the chance because I need to proof to her that, I mean serious business”, he told.

The duo recently had an introduction and will be walking down the aisle very soon.      




Most Rev. Alfred Martins, Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, on Monday frowned at the display of wealth by some public office holders and religious leaders

Martins, who stated this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos, also decried their lack of accountability and disregard for the rule of law.

He said that such acts were unethical and detrimental to the harmonious growth and development of the nation.

The archbishop urged Nigerian leaders to emulate Jesus Christ by serving humanity.

“There is the need for the country’s leaders to reflect on the responsibility that comes with their offices and imbibe the selfless attributes of Christ by being responsive to the yearnings of the masses.

“The true essence of leadership comes through love and selfless service, that should be a hallmark for our country’s leaders,” he said.

Speaking on the state of insecurity in the country, Martins urged the government to dialogue with the sect to ensure a lasting peace.

“My advice to the government is that whatever needs to be done, whoever needs to be spoken to, even if it means dialoguing, let them dialogue with them.

“At the same time keeping the options of using the states to fish out perpetrators of the crime,” he said.

On the issue of purchase of private jets by some church leaders, the cleric said, “We should ask ourselves, will Christ do this, will He take the path?” he asked.

Archbishop John Onaiyekan consecrated as a cardinal

Archbishop John Onaiyekan was consecrated cardinal yesterday. The ceremony was performed by Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican.

The federal government’s delegation to the ceremony led Senate President David Mark also includes

the Chief of Staff to the President, Chief Mike Oghiadomhe and the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah. 

Others are the Minister of State for FCT, Mrs Olajumoke Akinjide and the Chaplain of the Presidential Villa Chapel, Venerable Obioma Onwuzurumba.

Onaiyekan’s elevation to the College of Cardinals was announced by the Vatican on October 24.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


The largest tumor ever removed weighs almost the same as three bags of cement? It was a multicystic mass of the right ovary. It was removed in its entirety as a single mass of 137.6 kg (303 lb). It was removed in its entirety in October 1991 from the abdomen of an unnamed 34-year-old woman.

The tumor which was removed intact was a multicystic mass of the right ovary weighing 137.6 kg (303 lb). The patient had a final weight of 95 kg (210 lb) after the operation and has made a full recovery left the operating theater on a stretcher and the cyst left on another.It has to be carefully exercised with the patient resting on his sides so as to not be crushed by it.  The operation, which took over six hours and was performed by Professor Katherine O Hanlan of Stanford University Medical Center, California, USA. The growth had a diameter of 1 m (3 ft).

For more details on it check out this video--------> LARGEST TUMOR EVER REMOVED

Sometimes I wonder how she was able to live with such a mass . She was however lucky it was a benign one i.e not a cancer