Published:20 Jul, 2011

Omojuwa: Once again congratulations on your anointing as president of the republic…

Jona: (cuts in) and commander in chief of the armed forces…

Omojuwa: (cuts in) armed robbers…

Jona: What?!

Omojuwa: nothing Mr. President, that’s part of what we will be discussing.

Jona: Let’s be positive please.

Omojuwa: Yes please. Talking about positive sir…congratulations now you have more shoes than you’d ever need.

Jona: Awww. Thank you. That’s the spirit.

Omojuwa: Sir, what are your concrete plans for Nigeria?

Jona: I already ordered Dangote and the rest of the cement people to make cement cheaper. That way Gods willing Nigeria’s concrete plans will be stonger. No more falling houses. God’s willing.

Omojuwa: I see. Sir a lot of people are of the opinion you are losing your patience with…(Madam Patience bursts in like a bull)

Patience: Joe you called my name now!

Jona: Argh! (looks sad) Nooo. We are having a lunch and the gentleman was talking to me about my patience…

Patience: (cuts in) oh. I am fine. And why didn’t you invite me?

Omojuwa: Ma’am it’s not a lunch, it’s an interview

Patience: Dame! Call me Dame! It is not a lunch but you have food in front of you? What is that called?

: Damn! It is a meal and more appropriately breakfast as this is just 10 am.

Patience: I said Dame not Damn!

Omojuwa: Damn is the higher version of Dame ma. Okay Dame.

Patience: In that case Damn me. I like you. What is your name?

(Jona cuts in)

Jona: (with a gentle voice) Damn, we are having an interview please.

Patience: Fine. Let’s do a threesome then. Was that not what you called it when that petrol woman joined us?

Jona: okay, gentleman let’s make it a threesome.

Omojuwa: (confused) Sir, I don’t do orgies!

Jona: (raises voice) Forget your urges. It’s an order my friend, a presidential order!

Patience: oya, start with me!

(Omojuwa stands up tries to move )

Patience: No no no, shoot from there boy.

Omojuwa: How do you want it Damn? (a rueful smile)

Patience: Just come direct but don’t come hard.

(Omojuwa gets even more confused)

Omojuwa: (thinking: how do you come direct without hitting hard?) Damn what is your best position?

Patience: Being behind the president. As a first lady that is the best position.

Omojuwa: Being behind? Who’s in charge and how can that be effective considering…
(Cuts in)
Patience: Grammer boy, I support him all the time. That is my position!

Omojuwa: (Now relaxed) Talking about support. Mr. President how is the support from your god fathers coming up?

Jona: Support? The only support I get from them is sending me names of their boys for positions and granting stupid interviews to condemn our transformation efforts.

Omojuwa: Sir, can you tell me some of your early achievements on Transformation?

Jona: A lot of them really. It was this tenure that produced two BET Award winners for Nigeria, Tuface and D’banj my home boy. D’banj also signed with GOOD Music, we won the under 20 nations’ cup and without making mouth I helped to increase Elrufai’s twitter followers.

Omojuwa: (Looking very serious) Great achievements really. How does the transformation theme reflect in your choice of ministers?

Patience: I can answer that. It is a good team already. Dezia is back where I want her. Me and her are two great woman that will move the petroleum business forward.

Omojuwa: Mr. President what do you have to say?

Jona: Look at that list and everywhere you look is transformation. Instead of taking a husband I transform my choice to the wife, instead of taking a father, I transform to the daughter, instead of taking Ota’s choice, I transform to Minna’s instead.

Omojuwa: And one transformation you must be credited for is the Damn First Lady. Like yourself, she had no shoes but now she is a fashion celebrity…apart from a few over application of pan cakes and foundation.

Patience: I use Mary Kay not pan cake.

Omojuwa: Noted Damn! ( I saw a flicker of Lightening in the sky from where I sat and suddenly…)


(Mr. President runs for cover)

Jona: (shouting) Yay! Yay! Boko Haram don land. (From his hiding under the table) Damn call Hafiz! Call Hafiz!

Patience: (Looking lost) The same Hafiz that got bombed?!

Omojuwa: Mr. President please come out from your hiding, that was Lightening not Boko Haram.

Jona: Damn is that right?

Patience: is lightening that blow and you are hiding what if Boko Haram blow? Sometimes you act like a children Joe.

(President looks embarassed as he made to crawl out)

Jona: (Smiling) Don’t mind me… Sometimes we carry out Bomb drills. You know how it is. Gods willing we won’t experience Bombs here o. If those people have the chance they will bomb me.

Omojuwa: sir they won’t bomb you. You are the president.

Jona: Those boys will go to hell for these troubles.

Omojuwa: Talking about hell…it appears Elrufai is making you go through some hell…
(Cuts in)

Jona: Never! Never! That’s not possible!

Omojuwa: But why would you arrest him twice in a week or so…?

(Cuts in)

Jona: No no. He was not arrested, he was picked. He is my brother but he talks too much. Do you know that he tweeted every move of the arrest? That twitter should be banned.

(Cuts in)
Patience: Don’t ban Teachers, ban English!

Jona: Huh!

Omojuwa: You can sir. Just appoint another bad minister for that ministry and the teachers will be endangered species.

Jona: but I meant twitter. I don’t know how to use it sef like Facebook.

: that reminds me, you forgot to mention your success on successfully running a Facebook account. Unlike your twitter handle where someone tried to pose as you but got caught.

Jona: huh! Has he been caught?

Omojuwa: yes sir. Apart from the fact that D’banj was one of the first people he followed which is understandable considering your obsession with his Jona Jona song, every other thing showed it was not your account.

Jona: argh! That is bad. So you people know eh? Can you handle a new twitter account for me?

Omojuwa: they will catch me too sir when I follow Elrufai and I keep tweeting sensible things. They will just know it’s not you. Why don’t you try the Damn.

Jona: (instantaneously) DISASTER!!!

Patience: What!!!

Jona: I mean you will be a target for disaster.

Patience: very true my dear. I hear everybody on twitter are making mischiefs

Omojuwa: You can organise another youth lunch and then pick one of them.

Jona: The last one divided them. They said I paid them bribes.

Omojuwa: No sir, they later in their usual style called it a better name, it’s per diem, but you paid some more than the others…

Jona: Youths are not equal…

Patience: No, my teacher said some things are equal and unequal

Omojuwa: Wow. Damn that’s some philosophical gangster there. Also they may be equal but some are more equal than the others. For instance, my own friend was able to get an Ipad with his per diem, another bought a Curve 2 while others had more money to invest into their booming businesses.

Jona: That is transformation…
Patience: And the power of the umblerra

Omojuwa: and of course Fresh air… and congratulations on your new media man. That was a good catch. No matter what he thinks now, he has to make you look good to the public now.

Jona: You are smart. Keep your friends close and your enemies closest

(Patience cuts in)

Patience: Closest Gbagaun! Gbolagaa!!! it’s Closer!

Jona: Sorry closer. I discovered that he was one of the most powerful voices out there and sometimes he attacked me. He even said I did not know how to talk imagine. That I was wrong to say four years was too short. Look at him now, he has to say what I tell him to say. Some people claim to be the Evil Genius but I am the Saint. No one suspects the Saint.

Omojuwa: Wow! That’s some political gangster sir. Wow! In that case get that Mallam that said you spend 2 billion per day on Defence to be Defence Minister now…

Jona: Why do you think those Yellow House boys took him? But he is too stubborn…too stubborn my brother.

Patience: You where do you stand?

Omojuwa: Damn I stand where God stands oh.

Patience: Good of you. The last man that said it stood where we stood so we are one and the same.

Omojuwa: Damn! You are right. We are brothers.

(A security detail whispers to the president:

Jona: Patience your English lesson teacher is here.

Patience: Shut up fool! Our English teacher!

Omojuwa: (cuts in) Oga I teach English too o.

Jona: No no. you write too much, you will write about it.

Omojuwa: Oga I won’t. There is a client confidential paper I’ll give…
(president cuts in)

Jona: Look can we have the interview now? I am quite busy.

Omojuwa: I can see that sir considering we have spent almost one hour sparring. It’s okay sir, I’ll just write about your achievements because I must meet with another client. I am busy. Look at how you are making Chatham house richer…

Jona: Hey! Let’s not go there…

Omojuwa: They are already there sir.

Jona: Who?

Omojuwa: Your favourite Mallam…next to Osun state’s president.

(President reaches for his phone)

Jona: Call me Ita quickly…

Omojuwa: Oga they arrested him but he was going to tweet again so they let him go.

Jona: How do you crash Twitter gentleman?

Omojuwa: Let Damn register a handle. When she tweets, her Gbagauns will be enough to destroy all of them. That is the DISASTER you need.

Jona: (nodding) Very good. Gods willing she will be on twitter from tonight. As for you who did you say you write for?

Omojuwa: FreshFarts dailies sir

Jona: Wonderful! Collect your per diem from that man (points) and please send me the interview when you finish creating it. Don’t forget, I had no shoes.

Omojuwa: And I am Good Luck Jona Than sir!

PS: Obviously, it is a joke!

Are you following us on twitter? @omojuwa if you like this, you will enjoy the Mallam Elrufai interview.

91 thoughts on “OMOJUWA MEETS JONA THAN AND IT WAS DAMN! (A Presidential Interview)”

  1. This is the most political comical encapsulation of Jonathan I’ve ever read. Well scripted, omojuwa.

  2. S'aaad says:

    This dude! You have a way of beating yourself. How do you come up with these stuffs. I died of laughter. My eyes have gone red and my ribs out. Wow! wow! it contains everything. innuendo, truth, jokes, satire, sex sef. argh

  3. @lammyng says:

    i ha ve been rolling on d floor…Omojuwa…u are a clown oo…nice concept all d same…did u eventually collect the diem?

  4. daibah says:

    A master piece

  5. Remi says:

    Guy, I’m suing you for cracked ribs! You are definitely next in line to take over when Reuben is taken to the Abbatoir!

  6. Gregg says:

    Brilliant write up…seems now we can also add script writing to your resume. This piece should be acted by Kanayo O kanayo and Patience Ozokwo… And ‘directed’ by DONJAZZY

  7. Segun says:

    Satirecal reality, funny truth, classical troubleshooting… Fela teash u well sir.. U see this one write as in…..

  8. Olutola Omoniyi says:

    Even Basketmouth would fall off the couch while reading this. Big-ups,Japh!

  9. asia says:

    I salute you! But abeg I no fit go see d yellow boys, in d big compound again, on your bhalf!

  10. @yemiKAREEM says:

    If Jonathan should see this piece, be prepared to be the next man in SSS net. Hope you’ll tweet us sha. Lol…
    Well nailed brother, thumbs up!

  11. Ebi says:

    If you applied your mind and creativity to solutions instead of satire, the country would be a better place.

  12. abeeola says:

    Wicked guy…*high five dude*. You killed it even Jona than will be Damn proud of you.
    As for your haters & myopic critics, you must take solace in the fact that even God get haters among men, so who be you!

  13. adeWaleOla Salami says:

    This is very comical….truly deserves the award. I am sure Jona too would be glad to be a character here.

  14. Adesanya Abimbola says:

    This is a well balanced write ups..funny and interesting as well..thumbs up man.

  15. ADEOLUWA O.S. says:

    Hillarious! Extremely creative and typical of advanced democracies. I have to stop now…the presidential guards might be listening SSSilence.

  16. Kay says:

    Buhahahahahaahahahahahahahahahaha… Lwkmd…. Japh.. Haf wanto kil me ooo…

  17. Ayreh says:

    What a jokertainment way to kickoff d day..Yes Bo$$..Endangered Species!

  18. olayinka says:

    Me can’t stop laughing o….L???O????????(=)))????O?????L???

  19. Imsyy says:

    Well its funny nd satirical.but i dont think we should b rideculing our leaders,instead we should post how to tacle the bedevilling challenges,even though we must laugh to keep body intact

  20. sys says:

    its awesome!

  21. CHINEDU ONUOHA says:

    WOW! This is BREATHTAKING! It is no Flattery if I say that U are a RARE GEM! It is a Privilege having U as a Friend on FACEBOOK! U EXCITE!

  22. sarah says:

    Awwww, my boo neva dissapoints me! I love u Japh!I’m sooo proud of u#hugs

  23. Abdulrahym says:

    Maaaaaan this is too funnyyyyy! I hope Jona get to see this…LOOL nice one

  24. good wisecrack japh….you are not making it easy for me to aggregate you though on my project (the first Nigeria Real time aggregation website and it has got to do with your RSS feeds[make it available]. long time japh…and i miss u since january. More wen we hook up

  25. ayodele marcus says:

    Its a wow…… encapsulation so far…..u r scripturally radical

  26. Mojoyin says:

    You’re just a clown…. I’ld call this hilarious excellence…

  27. Japh says:

    @Wole. wow. where have you been? It is available. Must be some error elsewhere.
    @Panel Of Co-bloggers. I must thank you all for your contributions.We may not all agree on every issue which is a good thing, we will allow every voice to be heard here. Thank you peeps.

  28. AyomideAmen says:

    Nice one bro!

  29. WOLE says:

    it is only the RSS for the comment that is generated…not for the article…work around it from the admin side. CHEERS

  30. BlacBoy says:

    Totally hilarious and subtly true… Jona should read this pls…

  31. eefeanyi says:

    You You You…I reserve my say

  32. Don Baba says:

    Jona than Dame. Lolz

  33. leke says:

    Have you considered writing a book and getting it published?

  34. segun says:

    i go dier o

  35. SSS- Squad says:

    @ Omojuwa…chai! Ur fada! U wan kill us with laughter for our office abi!… #DoorOpens… Shun Sir… We on his case Sir… #SSSHQ. Omojuwa..abeg dem dey come o!…Go hide with #BokoHaram

  36. olumide says:


    I follow you on Twitter and you come across to me as a whiz kid. Right here you have displayed the fact that you are a genius. Are you human at all?

    Now I know you are not an empty barrel just ranting on twitter for nothing. From the budget scam, to the security scam to this and your effective handling of numbers makes you a Nigerian to watch out for.

    Keep it up dude. Sure proud of ya.

  37. Japh says:

    Thank you Olumide. I’m inspired. LMAO at your words too.

  38. abdull says:

    more grease to your pen, keep it up. very happy that there are people like you who heighten the nation’s resources through vibrant, clearly and facts, feeding “talakas” and the entire nation with it’s neighbours the conspiracies behind our nascent democracy that has led to the underdevelopment and massive abuse of authority assigned to our office holders and has rendered our morals in every society immoral. keep it up my distinguished brother.

  39. Adedayo says:

    Hahahahahahahha!..soo funny.
    Really,the little hope i still have in this country lies in the existence of someone like you.I just wish other youths will be inspired the way u inspire me…i followed you on twitter just for one day and your words moved me to start the “Nigerian Non-violent Resistance Movement( NNRM)” on facebook the next day…I’ll just say; keep it up bro…u’v gat people behind you.

  40. tinu says:

    We need a short film on this narration! Great work JJ, u r definately going places. May God (Allah) continue to be with U! Insha Allah.

  41. Tolulope says:

    Japheth!!!! Brilliant! #Gbam#…

  42. sobiye yomi says:

    Not suprised u could do this too. Nice one. Still laffin!!!

  43. Femi says:

    Very funny…very deep. Incisive. Daring…? Watch your back, son!

  44. joejoe says:

    @Japh – this is so funny and hillarious but i am afriad if you would not turn out to be another Ruben Abbati…!!!!

  45. kankey says:

    This is so funny. Cldnt stop laughing.nice one.
    Easy omojuwa, dnt get urself into trouble

  46. famuyide olawale says:

    Omojuwaaaaa, can’t stop laughing, this is comical clueless exposed.

  47. emelie says:

    Omojuwa, hahahhahahahahahahahaha! U wan kill me? At a point I was scared for u oh. Hope u won’t be taken to d slammer for this! Damn!

  48. Photizo Desola says:

    LWKMD! No be small matter ?! Bros, no let Jona send Otuoke boys after you ?! Waiting for Elrufai’s interview ?!

  49. temi says:

    this is so hilarious,@omojuwa
    More ink to your pen.

  50. Paulo luigi says:

    Watz so funny abt dat whole crap? you fools now find it entertaining in insulting ur president, God is watching, we humans most times bring curses upon ourselves and then blame it on someone else.

  51. Paulo luigi says:

    Japhet i use to like u for ur sheer inteligence but i must say dat u are derailing & if u dnt apply caution ur inteligence will bring misery to you mark My word.

  52. Tope says:

    Damn!!!! JJ is mad….. who’s this Paulo Luigi ranting? Where’s your sense of humour?

  53. Igbinogun says:

    The first family provides us with a lot to laugh and talk about. We are in their debts. Nice one Japh! U re class

  54. obi 1 says:

    I am honored to follow u!omojuwa…this satire is reminescent of the abati days..beautiful one…thank u for using ur gift to help us survive d stress in this contraption called 9ja…

  55. akanski says:

    Simply hilarious

  56. ola says:


  57. Japh says:

    @Paulo I wish you a billion fold of what you wish for me. I dash you your wishes in fold. If you didn’t find it funny you should have stopped reading. I am sure you read everything. And please do not like me. I don’t care about being liked. If the last line that said this was a joke is not enough for you then your business.

    The misery you wrote about is yours. And I am sure there are over a billion folks willing to be liked. Look for them. I do not care for sentiments like that.

  58. lajoe says:

    Jona house of commotion. Very funny. Good one Japh.

  59. ayo weke says:

    I can’t help but laugh, both as I read this piece, and your reply to Paulo. Nice satirical work

  60. may says:

    This should be adapted into a play lol! Well done.

  61. saintlua says:

    i think it’s absolutely dumb for anyone not to see the humour in this.more grease to your elbow japh!Dame!i mean damn!

  62. awwal says:

    Sa gud joke n @ same too xpensive

  63. santa says:

    Can’t decide which is has got me ‘rolling on the floor’! The interview or reply to paulo watchma call his name? Buahahahha

  64. Azeez Rahmon says:

    This paulo should be a moron, if u ve nothing to say is it not better you shut up? Anyway Japh in a depressed country like ours its only this than can keep us going. Thump up Man. But next time silence is the best answer for a fool.

  65. banks says:

    i don laff die, abeg send me damn sorry dame twitter handle when she comes on board….

  66. @heem_tosh says:

    This is very hilarious. It needs to be animated.

  67. @ayowanddy says:

    I’ve always been a fan of your writeups and this obviously is one of the numerous that makes me proud to be associated with you…rhyming reality with jokes is hi’ class creativity. Kudos bruv and as for the Paul guy,I’m so sure GEJ pays his bills so what do u expect?

  68. CollinsMaestro says:

    If Mr Paulo here has lost his sense of humor he will do well to google ‘Obama jokes’. The President of the United States has been ‘yabbed’ so much he even has his own category. I guess even Jonathan would laugh at this and Reuben Abati will duff his hat for Omojuwa.

  69. susan says:

    omojuwa,you never seize to amaze mi… Sincerely am torn,between the interview & the response to mr paulo,which 1 funny pass… You deserve a pat on the back…

  70. baba musa says:

    Hilarious but easy ooo b4 u go price wey u no go fit buy. U knw Naija na.

  71. auwal says:

    ROTFL….damn u r gifted, dis is hilarious..i was threatened dat i’ll b tied up if i ddn’t stop laffin…9ce piece bro…made my day

  72. enohor says:

    Kia,omojuwa do u want to kill am rolling on d floor laughing ma ribs and waist out,nice one bro love when patience said gbagaun not closest closer.

  73. ayobami says:

    @jj, so many words kom at d same time makin it almost impossible pinpoint one…tis is a Genius satirical piece..I mor dan doff mi hat,fila and fez cap for uu…@mr paul and okesinwa; it is most evident dah uu bot hav one tin in common and dats a:VERY SMALL MIND….PS(satirical is d word innit?)….jj dem no fit tak d shine off uu jaree…BUATE!!!!!

  74. Nkechi says:

    What’s funny about this??
    Its written by an idle irresponsile
    person who does not have respect for his parents
    It does make sense let alone funny
    Please let our present be, wether u like
    it or not his ur president.
    (Shameless goat- just joking)

  75. idris Mohammed says:

    Jokingly telling nigerians who is really our president and his… Good one

  76. Alagbe Muyideen says:

    Japh,don’t mind paulo or watever name . This is A????? nice piece for the . 10 gbosas for this joke. Reno can make A????? short script out of this. LMAOOOOO

  77. Chyka says:

    This obviously must have been escavated and extracted from Bakin Zuwo’s portmanteau or even grave. For sure Jona is more enlightened to make this a fun. No fu in this. Very childish to the core.

  78. jim says:

    It is said that uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. Who are these cronies fighting for the presidemts?

  79. Paulo luigi says:

    The truth is, God has placed an entire network of people in this world into positions of authority. I’m not just referring to our government leaders, but also to the leaders in our workplaces and in our families. Perhaps it’s time to take a look at just how God views authority and our lack of respect thereof.

    Coming under authority and showing respect isn’t easy. Nobody wants to be told what to do or how to do it. We criticize anybody that makes a decision we don’t like. It’s not right. It’s not fair. It’s not good for me.

    In our country we’ve taken our right to free speech to an unbelievable level. We openly criticize our leaders, our country, our values, and pretty much anything else that doesn’t line up with what we want. We don’t see anything wrong with complaining, whining, and showing disgust to anybody who will listen

    Japhet read Romans 13:1-3

  80. Jalo. says:

    I almost tot i was in a cinema hall,this scricp has to be acted..Where is chief Zebrudaya and Ovularia,Classic comic !

  81. Doncaster says:

    Funny but very very dangerous, u can’t do this in korea or china & not get executed……..& why do u always portray el rufai as saint in every of ur post? Dat mallam is just as corrupt(if not more) as those in power now. He’s only making noise on twitter cos he’s having sour grapes .

  82. Musa Azare says:

    Mr. Paulo pls shut the h****l up!!! The hilarity in this satirical interview made our weekends pleasant. These leaders or rather, dealers, don’t deserve any praises. We cannot all turn to praise singers simply because Paulo is one!!

  83. amishood says:

    Reading it for the umpteenth time! lwkmd!!!

  84. shehu says:

    Thanks for making my day… As usual aa masterpiece… More greese to ur elbow!

  85. teemlad says:

    Japh! Na waooo! I no fit Laugh my tummy wan boost ooooo.

  86. joblessness is evil..avoid it says:

    Omojuwa joblessness is the root of all evils

  87. Yewande says:

    First to Paulo, God is a respecter of authority true, but God also gave us brains to be use them. There is no harm criticizing and surely u must agree with me dat d wants and needs of pple differ. And let me say dis, even if u disagreed with Japh’s writeup, dia are better ways to have put ur thots/opinion across, afterall it is his page and we do have freedom of speech.

    Japh, u really shd think about writing, I think u will do real gud, it will be a book i want to read

  88. Eniola says:

    Jj, what can I say? This write reminds me of Wole Soyinka’s “Trials of Brother Jero”. You are simply fantabolous. Please turn this into a literary piece, you could change the names of the xters if you wish; this piece could be a requirement for Literature Students in Nigeria. Keep using the brain God has blessed u with. However, don’t throw away every criticism without 1st pondering on them. God bless you

  89. ofuresonekan says:

    Great piece as usual.Not disappted at all.Kip up d gud wrk and may God bless and refresh U always,amen.

  90. Adedeji Adesegun @dejiSHALOM says:

    Though written almost a year ago, it sounds fresh and funny to heart and ears.
    Don’t even know or heard of this naughty guy then…he’s something else.
    JJ…fulfilling destiny is not an option for you.
    Grace and strength.

  91. Hate him or like him like @opesays says he represents the voice of those that dare not talk…I say he I?????s????? the best that most of us wish to be better than or at least equal to ask JCI UNAAB LOM. Japheth may Ÿ????ø????u????? speaker never become rusty, In poetry critics make Ÿ????ø????u????? a better poet than an admirer and in politics opposition challenges the government to be better. Japheth ride on jawe as Ÿ????ø????u????? use Ÿ????ø????u????? wide variety of talent to bring smiles and hope to the face of Nigerians as proven by this satiric piece of comedy. @deejaybond07

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Hong Kong's legislature has descended into chaos after two young pro-independence lawmakers defied a barring order and barged into the chamber as democrats formed a human chain around them, forcing the session to be adjourned. At a swearing-in ceremony two weeks ago, Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus Leung modified their oaths in an act of defiance by using a derogatory word for China. Yau also slipped in an expletive. After Yau and Leung of the Youngspiration party entered the...

President Obama Ridiculed On Snapchat By His Daughter Sasha

President Barack Obama has disclosed that his youngest daughter recently mocked him on Snapchat. The US leader said Sasha had recorded him discussing the social network at a family dinner and then quietly posted a reaction to her friends. It is not the first time the president has discussed his 15-year-old's online activities. In July, he said she also tweets, leading several media outlets to try to identify her account. It remains...

Senate Moves To Ban Street Begging

The Senate yesterday began a move to enact a law to ban street begging in the country. The move was sequel to a motion sponsored by Senator Isah Hamma Misau (APC, Bauchi Central), tagged “menace of street begging and need to rehabilitate beggars”. Misau expressed concern over increase in the scourge of street begging and nuisance it constitutes on the street of major cities across the country. “Though street begging is a global...

Army Arrests 2 Officers, 2 Soldiers For Conniving With Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army has arrested two officers and two soldiers for conniving with the Boko Haram sect in the war against insurgency. The army disclosed this in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Sani Usman, yesterday. According to him, two policemen and 24 civilians were also arrested for the alleged offence, adding that more suspects would be arrested. “Please be informed that the ongoing investigation on suspected Boko Haram terrorists, collaborators and saboteurs in...

Don’t Borrow Above $22.8bn In 2017- DMO Tells FG

The Debt Management Office (DMO) has advised the Federal Government not to borrow above $22.08 billion in 2017. It gave the recommendation on Tuesday in its 2016 Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSA) report, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. In the report, DMO stated that the end-period on Net Present Value (NPV) of the Total Public Debt-to-GDP ratio for 2016 for the Federal Government was projected at 13.5 per cent. ”The maximum amount that can be borrowed...

Teenager Bags 12 Months For Stealing N5,000 Phone

An Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin, Edo, on Wednesday, sentenced a teenager, Shegun Olamide to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour for stealing a N5,000 cell phone. The Magistrate, Mrs P.E Foy-Yamah, sentenced Olamide, 18, after he pleaded guilty to a charge of theft and begged the court for mercy. The Prosecutor, Insp. Ada Johnbull told the court that the accused committed the offence on Oct. 21 at about 4:00pm in Benin City. Johnbull said...

Another Nominee Rejects Buhari’s Appointment

The Chairman-designate of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Professor Akintunde Akinwande, has rejected his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari to head the agency. The rejection marked the third time an appointee by Buhari would reject his or her nominations in recent days. Mrs. Pauline Tallen (Plateau) and Usman Bugaje (Katsina) recently rejected their ambassadorial appointments. Indications that Akinwande had rejected his appointment arose when he shunned his invitation to appear before the Senate Committee...

83 Workers Get Permanent Appointment After 20 Years In Service

A total of 83 workers of Taraba State Broadcasting Service have been offered permanent appointment, 20 years after some of them started work at the station. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that those affected had served the station, owned by the Taraba Government, for between five to 20 years as adhoc staff. They included presenters, artists, reporters, engineers among others. A total of 83 workers of Taraba State Broadcasting Service have been...

60 Year Old Man Held For Producing Fake Dollars Worth N3m

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 60-year-old man, Highsent Nwogu, for allegedly producing dollars worth N3m and defrauding residents of the Ogba area. Nwogu, a father of five children and grandfather of three, said that he ventured into the “washing” of fake dollars to make ends meet. It was learnt that Nwogu would ask his victims to buy some goods from overseas, and thereafter offered to get dollars for them to pay for...

No Plan To Increase Petrol Price, NNPC Tells Nigerians Not To Panic

The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Muhammad Garba-Deen, has said there was absolutely no plan by the Federal Government to increase pump price of petrol above N145 maximum level. He said a statement people were referring to was made within the context of technical explanation, not within the context of downstream operations. According to him, if there is going to be anything like a price hike, the agency responsible for...

EFCC Arraigns Driver For Duping Briton 182,064.99 Pounds

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a driver, Chinwoke Onyedinazu before Justice M. A. Liman of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for duping a Briton, Paul H., the sum of One Hundred and Eighty Two Thousand, Sixty Four Pounds, Ninety Nine Shillings (182, 064.99). He was docked on a nine- count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence. Onyedinazu was a former driver of Mr. Paul while he...

Alder Consulting pulls Subomi Plumptre out of Media Conference because of Bobrisky.

Yesterday, a flyer was circulated on the internet showing Bobrisky as one of the individuals to speak at the New Media conference organised by Enough is Enough Nigeria(EIE). Not too long after, Nigerian Twitter went into a frenzy, with many questioning the relevance of Bobrisky at such an event.   Bashir Ahmed, Personal Assistant to the President (New Media), did not waste much time thereafter to announce his withdrawal from the event. Today, Subomi Plumptre followed suit. Subomi Plumptre is now the second...

Nothing is working in Nigeria, it will still break up – Uwazuruike

Leader of the Biafra Independent Movement (BIM), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike has stated that, the prophecy by the United States of America that Nigeria would split is still very much possible. Speaking through his Director of Information, Mr. Chris Mocha, the BIM leader said resultant effect of the US army’s prediction included unabated insurgency in the North, herdsmen’s menace, militancy in Niger Delta, separatist agitations for Biafra Republic, the economic recession that had brought sufferings, poverty, looting spree and bribery and...

No provision for fuel subsidy in 2016 budget – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has said it has no plans to increase the pump price of petrol from N145 per litre, neither was it contemplating a return to subsidising fuel. The rebuttal is coming on the heels of a statement credited to the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division, NNPC, Mr. Mele Kyari, that the sale of petrol at N145 was no longer feasible at the current exchange rate. In a swift reaction yesterday, the NNPC, through its...

Bribery allegation: In defence of Amaechi, morality and common sense – Odoma

Blackmail is another weapon Nigerians deploy to flaunt their innocence whenever they are at threshold of being nailed on any issue. Most times, the manner Nigerians resort to blackmail stands logic on its head, twist morality and offend laws of the land. Although, several justices in Nigeria are under investigation, but the case of the two embattled Supreme Court Justices John Iyang Okoro and Sylvester Ngwuta’s whom DSS raided, arrested and detained for alleged judicial corruption has assumed an asinine...

FG to launch Information Portal for Nigerians at home and abroad – Minister   

The Federal Government will soon launch an Information Portal to keep Nigerians at home and in the diaspora abreast of government’s programmes and policies and also get their feedback. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday when he received the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diapora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on a courtesy visit to his office. “I think what is lacking today is that most of our people...

Akon set to star in a Jeta Amata movie

Ace Nollywood Director and Producer Jeta Amata is working with Akon on the set of a new movie ‘The American King’ in Los Angeles California. Earlier when Raham Sadau was banned from Kannywood, Akon and Jeta extended an invitation to her to join them on set of their movie but the part she is to play has not been revealed yet. See some BTS photos from the set:

Former Brazil captain Carlos Alberto dies aged 72

Former Brazil captain Carlos Alberto has died, aged 72. Alberto skippered Brazil to World Cup glory in 1970 and scored arguably the greatest goal in the competition’s history in the final against Italy. Alberto suffered a heart attack and later died in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. The defender was widely considered one of the best right-backs in the world during his illustrious 19-year career and he enjoyed success as a manager with the likes...