#My2012Lessons : Lesson No. 1 ~ Japheth J @omojuwa

Published:20 Dec, 2012

I feel like doing conventional blogging as the year ends. I have been doing a lot of soul searching and strategising for the coming months. The year 2012 has been an extraordinary year for me. From the first day of the year when the President unleashed the petrol taxes shocker to yesterday when my piece to Nigeria’s most crucial generation – the teenagers – went viral and reached most the teens I intended it for, it has been a year where dreams were fulfilled and new dreams were birth. I cannot state all of the things I have learnt this year but I will state the ones that come to mind in no particular order: Some are new lessons, others old lessons relearnt.

1. Man proposes…God smiles, so be ready:

I had my plans for the year. I wrote them all out and I mapped out a strategy to achieve each one. Everything changed when the new fuel prices were announced. I was at the forefront of the quest for Nigerians to march against the unwholesome policies of the Jonathan administration. I did virtually all of these online and on television. When the new prices were announced on the 1st day of January, I realized I was in a binary position. I either step or march against this government bullshit or shut up forever. It was an easy decision. I stepped out to the Eagle Square Abuja the next day. Several months later, stepping out has come to define my year. I also travelled down to Lagos to be part of the Lagos end of the protests. I did not do this without leaving the right instructions and direction in place. I worked with a team that believed in me and essentially entrusted me with a leadership I found myself in. While in Lagos, I developed tactics for the Abuja team, connected with protesters in Kaduna, Kano, Adamawa and other cities. I was online almost all day coordinating, giving direction and explaining the issues. My blog www.omojuwa.com went bonkers. It became the go to page for information on the protests. None of this was planned. I found myself at the centre of the biggest phenomenon I had ever experienced my whole life. This changed my year and even though my life story will be written with many stories of challenges and victories, this will always rank amongst the most life shattering because without any plan or strategy on my part, I found myself at the front of a war. The story of my participation and experience during the #OccupyNigeria movement is one for chapters and not just a paragraph. These events changed my plans for the year in a way that looked like I had no part in it but I did have more than a part in it. For me, the fact that the Nigerian people could do what they did taught me a great lesson in leadership; never write the people off. Many who said it would never happen later became part of the street protests. Many today are saying Nigerians will never come out again in the way they did in January 2012 but despite never doubting the fact that the January ones could happen, I have a lot more faith today more than ever that if the people get pushed to the wall again, they will bounce back. What amounts to being pushed to the wall is what I cannot define. When the time comes, I hope to be there on the street again voicing my angst against a leadership that looks like its destiny is to nail the coffin on Nigeria’s destruction. I never planned what happened to me in January. Yes, I had done a lot of underground work to be part of the people that made it happen but no, I never imagined it would shake the world the way it did. Nigerians marched in some 32 cities. I have a lot of moments I have been proud of my Nigerian heritage, January 2012 is up there with the best of them. This was the beginning of the year but like the morning that defines the day, this beginning defined my year.
Lesson 1: Make your plans and be sure to map your strategy but be ready for when life throws a challenge at you. Things do not always go according to plan but never run from life when it throws you on the battleground. Fight the fight of your life. If you win, you move ahead. If you lose you learn new lessons and there are some battles you fight and leave because you will need to fight another day.

PS: I will share more lessons but that will depend on how many of you share your own lessons in through comments below. Let us share and learn together

~ This is @omojuwa

  • @dreamygiorgi

    The first few times I saw Japheth’s tweets as RTs from handles I was following I felt he was a woman! Then I followed him,he followed back,I DMed my phone no…he called me a few hours later,I was tongue tied for a bit then I started screaming…then we met(he gave me Kilishi that could have fed a family of 12!,I’m not kidding) this was July of 2011. Fast forward to January 2, 2012 Eagle Sq…Japheth led the protests,police men/SSS/soldiers wanted to pick him up,he didn’t run away he said they couldn’t take him anyway but he wasn’t going to leave the SQ…ppl who were hesistant were enboldened by his courage. We called friends,relatives,the SQ started filling up. Ppl camped at the SQ,even gave the police who were there to send us away food and water. Japheth left for Lag,he directed me to Azeenarh who was coordinating while he was away. One night ppl were beaten,laptops stolen…I learned that together we can achieve just about anything,especially when the person leading knows what he is doing,shows courage,carries ppl along,is selfless,committed…#occupyNigeria#Abuja changed my opinion of my generation thanks to Omojuwa,Zeenarh,Henry, Phareedah,Ashifa…etc

  • M’ADE

    Lesson 1: Never give up on yourself and do not compare your achievement with others. At the begining of this year i tot iwas just living and not making impacts or gaining from what life has to offer bcos iwas comparing myself with those who dinned with De cream de la crim of ? walls of Naija! Instead of copying, I took ? new/different turn. today DCDLC wanna dine where i dine cos major ideas flow on dt table. Alhamdulilah

  • http://facebook.com/abimart4ever Wale Olalere

    Wait for your time. That is the number one lesson I’ve learnt this year. But I see everyday of the year teaching me a new lesson. @abimart4ever on twitter.

  • Modee Santuraki

    first of all i followed you on twitter towards december last year and your tweets were like a light on my path. This year many things happened to my life despite the fact that i was challenged in many ways but i also achived a lot. Most of your words really helped me and am really greatful for that.
    We must learn to understand issues base on circumstances, we must continue to fight against bad leadership even if it means putting our lives on the line for the country. Nigeria belongs to all of us so we will go further, go farther and go harder to protect it.
    God Bless the federal republic of Nigeria.

  • fatee

    Very inspiring. Will heed you advise and plan for the coming year. I always believe life takes care of it’s self, I guess I now know better,we have to get up and fight for ourselves

  • @xahido

    One thing dat keeps ringing in my medulla is ‘LIFE MUST GO ON’ as short as life is thou some are too blind to see it with their eyes wide open and devil has pee-ed in their ears so they won’t listen to any good advise,I see that if you set down and stare at d four walls of ur home,u’ll never see beyond that but if you can summon d courage to strive and search for opportunity trust me,it will be banging on ur door b4 you know it. I see omojuwa as some of grand cerebral intellect ordained by God himself cos he’s way too over his head with wat he’s pulling off because without special immunity and sense of direction for God he won’t be at d forefront of he’s humanitarian service.I believe he’s a gentle,cool,calm and collected dude cos someone dat interviewed him once told me dat. I don’t know how I feel if I don’t read he’s blog on daily basics. Omojuwa is one of its kind.

  • http://www.shafiuyunusa.com Shafiu Yunusa

    I was one of those who has total disbelief in this our beloved country due to our ancedents as a nation. I saw every Nigerian as a religious bigot. All this changed when I started following you on twitter. For the first time in a long time I saw a Nigerian who called a spade a spade notwithstanding what was at stake.

  • obi 1

    From u japh…I learnt to love and bleed nigerian!I learnt integrity,I learnt to believe in myself…thank u so much for being our beacon…U too much!!!

  • http://ogunaka.blogspot.com @Naijamatta

    @Omojuwa…its been graceful you know: doing the unprecedented this year owes to faith and not essentially courage. I wouldn’t say i achieve alot bt what merries me is the exposure i get through ur ilk of a man.

  • http://mikeolad4all.blog.com Wale Oladunjoye

    This year has been a remarkable one for me. Against all odds, I graduated from the university with the result of my dream. According to Oprah, ‘ there is almost a lesson in almost everything that you do, and geting the lesson is how to move forward. It is how to enrich your spirit.’ But among numerous lessons and principles that shaped my year is this: ‘Never set limits, go after your dreams, don’t be afraid to push the boundaries and always trusting God for the best.’

  • http://ogunaka.blogspot.com @Naijamatta

    @Omojuwa…Aye its been graceful you know. But doing the unprecedented this year, I think, owes to faith and not essentially courage. I wouldn’t say i achieve alot bt what merries me is the exposure i get through d ilk of ur personality. 2012 for me, is a year of my political upbringing. I can vouch: my eyes don sharpen to national matter!

  • http://mikeolad4all.blog.com Wale Oladunjoye

    This year has been a remarkable one for me. Against all odds, I graduated from the university with the result of my dream. According to Oprah, ‘ there is almost a lesson in almost everything that you do, and getting the lesson is how to move forward. It is how to enrich your spirit.’ But among numerous lessons and principles that shaped my year is this: ‘Never set limits, go after your dreams, don’t be afraid to push the boundaries and always trust God for the best.’

  • jordypapa

    No 1 lesson don’t worry urself abt what pple say abt u…do what u knw au to do best and of all put ur TRUST in God…I started following JJ early dis year,uve encouraged me through ur words,I only read his blogs n twits I don’t gve comments,dis is my 1st and am doing this to let u knw dat I love and respect yu a lot….even though I don’t like envying others my brother I envy ur “solid brain” ur always on point,always making be bliff in dis country and myself…am glad I followed u on twitter…am glad cos I knw a lot now abt life now…I come to twitter to open ur page and keep refreshing it to knw wat u r up to….u r a great guy…God bless u

  • ade

    I lean God does things d way he want,even if u pray everyday and your prayer is against his will or d time he program, he will not answer d prayer .@japheth am proud of u,i thank God we are brother,

  • http://08799527632 Name junaiad j

    we have kee the virsw

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The General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said that he is not expecting a ministerial appointment from President Muhammadu Buhari. Bakare, who was the running mate of Buhari on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change in the 2011 presidential election, also defended the President’s style of governance,...

I had plans to impeach Ekweremadu -Ndume

The Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, on Thursday, caused a stir in the upper chamber when he revealed how he collected signatures of other senators to impeach the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, in the 7th Senate. Ndume stated this while raising a point of order to draw the attention of the Senate to an...

Doctor, Nurse Land In Court After Aborting 6 Months Old Pregnancy Of 31-Year Old Lady

According to Tribuneonline, a man who claimed to be a medical doctor, Taiwo Ogunlana and a nurse, Kafayat Oyekola, have been arraigned before an Ebute Metta Magistrates' Court, Lagos State, for carrying out an illegal abortion on one Miss Kemi Awoniyi. Ogunlana, who claimed to have attended Lagos State University Teaching Hospital School of Nursing between 1979 and 1983, worked with the National Orthopedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos. He was also said to have been...

I Am Praying For Buhari That God Will Protect Him – Rev Fr Mbaka

Founder of the Enugu Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, while preaching at a special mass organized to celebrate his 20th anniversary in priesthood yesterday July 29th, offered prayers to God for President Buhari, asking God to protect him from enemies. He also offered prayers to God for the Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi that God will not allow occultic men steal his vision "I am praying for Buhari, that God will protect him so that enemies...

Priest Announces On Pulpit That He Is Gay, Divorcing Wife And Marrying A Man

An Episcopal congregation in Queens was in for a big surprise recently when their priest Rev. Juan Andres Quevedo-Bosch, 59, came on pulpit to give Sunday sermon and announced that he is gay. The shocked congregation was further informed that he is divorcing his wife and marrying a younger man. Rev. Juan Andres Quevedo-Bosch, is the archdeacon of Queens and rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Astoria, On a Facebook post this week, the...

Two Zimbabweans Appear In Court For Helping American Dentist Kill Cecil The Lion

Two Zimbabweans accused of helping an American dentist hunt Cecil the lion have appeared in court amid growing anger over the protected animal's slaughter. Professional hunter Theo Bronkhorst (right) and local landowner Honest Ndlovu (left) allegedly assisted Dr. Walter Palmer, who has since received death threats, catch and kill the lion. Dr Palmer claims he had trusted his local guides to meet legal guidelines on his trip to Africa, during which he shot Cecil with a...

DPR Collected N30 Billion Illegally – Gov. Oshiomole

Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomole who has been in the news in recent times over his allegations on the misappropriation of funds in the last administration, says he will not be silent when people are abusing power and stealing government funds. Oshiomole, who was a guest at a seminar organized by the Post-Mortem sub-committee of the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) yesterday July 29th , alleged that the Department of Petroleum Resources collected N30 billion illegally during the...

ISIS Release Photos Claiming Some African Christians In Libya Converted To Islam & Joined Sect

These are supposedly African Christians in Tripoli, Libya, who converted to Islam and joined ISIS in Libya. ISIS released the photos on social media. The men don't look like they willingly joined ISIS though. Looks like they told them "join ISIS or die!". More photos below...

Controversial South African Pastor Prays Gay Spirit Into Man

Remember the pastor who made his members swallow snakes and eat cloth during one of his deliverance services? Well he is in the news again. Last Sunday while preaching in his church, he prayed the gay spirit into the young man pictured above. See more photos below...

#AllsocksPantyHose: 20 Things You Should Know About Panty Hose – @Allsocks_

  Pantyhose is often called tights in the United Kingdom, some other countries call it sheer hosiery.   They are close-fitting leg wear, which cover the wearer's body from the waist to the feet.   Panty hose is considered to be a woman's/ girl's garment, it appeared in the 1960s as a convenient alternative to stockings.   Panty hose has remained an alternative to stockings and control panties. They are also gradually replacing girdles.   Pantyhose are usually made of nylon, or fabrics blended...

Governor El-Rufai Cuts Overhead by 60%, Cancels State Sponsorship of Pilgrims

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa'i of Kaduna State, says his administration has cut down overhead costs by 60 per cent as part of measures to rescue the state from its precarious financial situation. El-Rufa'i, in a broadcast to the people of the state on Wednesday night, said that the state was broke and had a debt burden of more than N74.297 billion, comprising N28.840 billion domestic and N45.44 billion foreign debts. He said that the administration had...

PDP Broke? We Warned Earlier On That Being In Opposition Is Not A Walk In The Park – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied the allegation by the PDP that the Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Mr. Lawal Daura, is a card-carrying member of the party (APC), calling the accusation absurd and frivolous. In a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party challenged the PDP to publish any evidence it may have...

Makeup Artist Transforms Herself Into Kanye, Oprah And Caitlyn

Some of us are still trying to put on liquid eye liner without looking like an octopus shot ink into our eyes. But for Magali Beauvue, a female makeup artist based in France, no makeup challenge is too great. The beauty guru's Instagram page is a who's who of A-list celebrities: Kanye West, Oprah Winfrey, Drake, Eddie Murphy, Morgan Freeman, Caitlyn Jenner... Amazingly, these aren't Beauvue's clients. They're Beauvue herself, dolled up to look like just about every star you...

Khloe Kardashian Looks Slimmer Than Ever! Where Are The Curves?

She is known for the enviable curves inherited by the rest of the voluptuous Kardashian clan. But reality star Khloé looked slimmer than ever in a figure-hugging black ensemble as she posed for an Instagram snap for Popsugar on Wednesday. Showing off her slender legs and nipped-in waist, the 31-year-old looked a shadow of her former self, no doubt the result of her recently increased workouts. The fashionista, who is currently promoting her new children's wear...

Eva Longoria Demands Newspaper ‘Apologise’ For Claiming She ‘Pretended’ To Need Glasses For Specsavers Campaign

She arrived Down Under in a blaze of Specsavers glory, fronting the optical retail chain's campaign for the smartest glasses wearer. But despite Eva Longoria wearing glasses as the style ambassador and judge for the 2015 Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year hunt, a Sydney newspaper accused her of 'pretending' to need spectacles to market herself and the brand. The Desperate Housewives' star, 40, told Thursday's Kyle and Jackie O show of the Sydney Morning Herald claims: '...

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Funeral To Take Place On Saturday

Bobbi Kristina Brown will be remembered by her friends and family during a funeral service in Atlanta on Saturday morning. The private service will take place at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta at 11am, with family members including her father Bobby Brown, aunt Pat Houston and grandmother Cissy Houston gathering to pay their respects. Soon after her body will be flown to New Jersey, where she will be buried alongside her late mother Whitney Houston at Fairview Cemetery...

Miley Cyrus To Host VMAs, Gives Middle Finger In Her First Promo

Miley Cyrus is hosting MTV's Video Music Awards this year and we can't help but be excited and nervous about what is going to transpire on that stage! Judging from the 22-year-old's first video promo that she shared via Instagram, we expect Aug. 30 to be a night of controversy. Watch promo below: https://instagram.com/p/5sbypAwzPA/?taken-by=mileycyrus Credit: intouchweekly  

Oil Marketers Back President Buhari On Sector Probe, Split Of NNPC

The Zonal Chairman, Independent Petroleum Marketers’ Association of Nigeria, Western Zone, Alhaji Debo Ahmed, has expressed its support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s probe of the activities in the oil and gas sector. He hailed the administration’s plan to split the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, saying it would address the recurrent scarcity in the oil and gas sector. Ahmed told newsmen in Ilorin, Kwara State that it was high time the sector was overhauled to...

Individual Efforts By Everyone Of Us Won’t End Terrorism – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said efforts being made by individual countries are not capable of tackling terrorism. He said Nigeria and neighbouring countries must come together and join forces if the dream of defeating Boko Haram terrorists in the sub-region must come to pass. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement on Thursday quoted Buhari as speaking at a state dinner held in his honour at...

Tompolo Hails Buhari, Calls Him A Listening Leader

Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, frontline ex-Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, MEND leaders, the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Niger Delta ex-militants and other stakeholders in the Niger Delta, yesterday, hailed President Muhammudu Buhari over the appointment of Brigadier Gen Paul Boroh (rtd) as the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme. Niger Delta ex-militants, who congratulated the newly appointed chairman of the Niger Delta Amnesty programme, said that Buhari had made a wise and deserved...

PDP Announces Reduction Of Staff Strength, Salaries And Allowances

Barely two months into its new status as the opposition political party, having governed the country for sixteen years, the Peoples Democratic Party, has started struggling with the challenge of being an opposition, as it yesterday announced that the party will reduce allowances, staff strength by 50%. The party has also said it would reduce the salaries and allowances of its staff by 50%, even...

Kylie Jenner Had Lip Fillers & Khloe Supports It

Khloe Kardashian is throwing a whole heap of shade on anyone who has been dishing out criticism to her younger sister, Kylie Jenner recently. In an interview with Complex magazine, Khloe slams people’s criticism of Kylie well-publicized lip fillers. “Sometimes things bother her. When it comes to her lips, I knew it was one of her biggest insecurities. She used to always take pictures covering her...

Iyanya Bears It All On His Romance With Yvonne Nelson (Watch Video)

Iyanya was asked in an interview with MTV Base VJ Ehiz ‘Real Talk’ about Yvonne Nelson and their public breakup. Here is what he had to say! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PbKplHXlyY Source: MTV Base

Sharon Osbourne Speaks Out Against The Legalisation Of Marijuana

Sharon Osbourne may come across as a laid-back liberal mother, but there is at lease one issue on which she remains staunchly conservative. The former X Factor judge – whose husband Ozzy Osbourne and children Kelly and Jack have all battled drug addiction – has spoken out against plans to legalise marijuana, warning “it is going to end in tears”. Sharon, 62, told American CBS TV: “I have big resentments that this is happening. Anything...

Kris Jenner & Ex Husband, Now Caitlyn Jenner, Finally Meets In Person

The highly anticipated meeting between Caitlyn Jenner and Kris Jenner has finally happened. A source confirms that the two exes met at Caitlyn's Malibu house yesterday for their first face-to-face get together, undoubtedly an emotional moment for both. Kris, who openly struggled with the news of Caitlyn's transition on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, is the last of the family members to meet Caitlyn. And although she stayed mum about Jenner's debut in the...

Soldiers In Aba Kill Kidnapper, Arrest 2 Members Of His Gang, Including A Lady

Soldiers of the 144 Battalion of the Nigerian Army, stationed at Asa in Ukwa West local government area of Abia State have shot dead a kidnapper, arrested two members of his gang, including a lady, and rescued a female victim. Vanguard gathered that an Aba-based business woman, Mrs. Rita Anaekwe, was last Sunday night abducted at her residence on Anaekwe Street, Umuleta village, Obinkwu in Ukwa West local government area. Family sources said the hoodlums gained entry into...

419 Girls Scam ISIS on Social Media For Travel Money

If you’re low on funds for that big vacation, you could always ask to borrow money, make a Kickstarter campaign… or swindle a couple of Islamic State recruiters. It may not be the safest way to make money, but that’s what three girls from Chechnya, a Russian republic in southeastern Europe, did. The Chechen girls are under investigation for fraud after they allegedly scammed ISIS members into giving them money on the pretense that...

Director General Of The DSS, Lawal Daura Is An APC Member – PDP

Press statement from the PDP... The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at its meeting today thoroughly considered a number of very important issues pertaining to the state of affairs in our nation. The NWC brings to the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari to some disturbing development in the polity which, if not nipped in the bud, might significantly affect our democracy and stability as a nation negatively, and that is the growing...

ISIS Plans To End The World By Provoking The US To War

According to a recruitment document understood to be written by ISIS militants,the terrorist group plans for an all-out war to bring about 'the end of the world'. Follow the jump for the full story and discovered document: The Urdu document seen by USA Today, passed to the American Media Institute by a Pakistani citizen connected to the Taliban, reveals the scale of the ambition of ISIS, including targeting India to provoke...

Oil Worth $13.7bn Stolen Under NNPC, Says NEITI

The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Hajiya Zainab Shamsuna-Ahmed, on Wednesday said between 2009 and 2012, about 160 million barrels of oil valued at $13.7bn was stolen under the watch of the national oil giant, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. She also said that subsidy payment from 2005 to 2012 indicated that $11.63bn had been paid to the NNPC but that “there is no evidence of the money being remitted to the federation...

Oil worth $13.7bn stolen under NNPC, says NEITI

The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Hajiya Zainab Shamsuna-Ahmed, on Wednesday said between 2009 and 2012, about 160 million barrels of oil valued at $13.7bn was stolen under the watch of the national oil giant, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. She also said that subsidy payment from 2005 to 2012 indicated...

Port Harcourt And Warri Refineries Commence Preliminary Operations

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has announced that the Port Harcourt and Warri refineries have been successfully re-streamed after a nine-month rehabilitation exercise conducted by its in-house engineers and technicians. The corporation, in a statement, noted that both plants commenced preliminary production of petroleum products after successful test-runs, adding that while PHRC was ramping up its operation to about 60 per cent of its 210,000 barrels per day capacity, WRPC production was projected to hit 80 per cent...

FG Overrules JAMB On New Admission Policy

The Federal Government has overruled the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on its new admission policy that recently sparked off protests in parts of the country. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr. MacJohn Nwaobiala, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Tuesday, after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari of his ministry’s activities and challenges at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. JAMB had, at its 2015 Combined Policy Meeting, adopted a policy whereby candidates of universities with...

Missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 Plane Wreckage Found Off The Coast Of Africa?

Almost a year since the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flight vanished mid-air during flight to China, wreckage found of the coast of Africa Officials revealed might be that of the missing plane. The debris, discovered near to the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, is that of a Boeing 777, investigators confirmed. The Malaysia Airlines jet - also a Boeing 777 - is thought to have come down in the same ocean on March 8 last year. Officials at...

Police Arrest Fed Poly Oko Graduate For Beheading Friend in A’Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command on Wednesday arrested a 32-year-old graduate of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, Mr. Stephen Onona, in connection with the death of his close friend and employee, Mr. Daniel Solomon. Onona is from Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State while Solomon was from Uruan LGA of Akwa Ibom State. Onona was said to be an employee of Africana First Publisher, Uyo, where he worked for four years. The Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom...

Buhari commends Father Mbaka’s courage and patriotism in run-up to 2015 elections

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended fiery Catholic priest, Revd Father Ejike Mbaka, for his patriotism in the run-up to the 2015 general elections, saying his courage has earned him a mark in the sands of time. In a statement Thursday to congratulate the leader of the Adoration Ministries Enugu, Nigeria, on the occasion of his 20th priestly ordination, the President said history would favour Mr. Mbaka for courageously speaking truth to power, even at great risks. In the statement signed by...

Nigeria has taken ICJ’s ruling on Bakassi in good faith -Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Yaunde, Republic of Cameroon said to Nigerians to accept the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the oil-rich Bakassi penisular to Cameroon in good faith. “Since Nigeria allowed the case to go to court and we lost, we have to abide by it” he said

Massive shake up in Nigerian Army , as Buratai appoints new GOC

There is massive shake up in the hierarchy of the Nigerian Army as the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai appointed new General Officers Commanding the Divisions of the Nigerian Army as well as new Principal Staff Officers to run the affairs of Army headquarters. Also appointed were...

Air force intercepts Boko Haram’s fuel supply

The fuel supply route of the Boko Haram militants has been intercepted, and their new fuel supply seized by the fighter pilots of the Nigerian Air Force. The Director, Air Force Information, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, said in a statement on Wednesday, July 29,  that the Air Force seized 4,000 drums and jerry cans of...

FG goes after ‘super rich’ civil servants over corruption

Federal Government’s anti-corruption operatives have been sent after ‘super rich’ public officers who have multiple properties and other assets suspected to have been the rewards of graft. The searchlight of the anti-corruption agents is on civil servants that possess many properties in the Federal Capital Territory.

Photo Of The Day – D’banj

D'banj looks smart in his suit, designed by Okunorenhe.  He Wore a black suit, paired with neck chain, a wrist watch and shoes to blend the look. He wrote on his Instagram #SALUTE = Dress code + Work mode - Boss Mood #theKingIsHere #TheKingIsHere ...feels good to be Bag in Lasgidi. Week 3 get ready..   Lagos are you ready for the...

El-Rufai Nominates 13 Commissioners

The governor of Kaduna State, mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has nominated 13 persons as members of the state executive council. In a letter to Aminu Shagali, Speaker of the Kaduna State...

#AkwaIbom: Okori VS Akpabio: No election took place, Okori’s witnesses tells tribunal

...insist Akpabio not PDP candidate ...ex Governor's camp in disarray, Paul Usoro, Nwoko missing in court The trial in the legal battle between Chief Inibehe Okori of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Chief Godswill Akpabio of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) commenced on Wednesday at the Customary Court, Dutsen Alhaji, Abuja. Three witnesses testified on Wednesday against the former Governor. At the...

Governor El-Rufai nominates 13 Commissioners

Malam Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, has nominated 13 persons as members of the state executive council. In a letter to Hon. Aminu Shagali, Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, El-Rufai requested the legislators to consider and approve his nominees. The governor also attached the indicative portfolios of the nominees in the interest of a transparent screening process. The nominees are: NamePortfolio 1 Professor...

Beyonce Finally Pregnant After Months Of IVF Treatments

Beyoncé, 33, and her hubby Jay Z‘s, 45, are more than ready to expand their family it seems. A new report claims that the famous duo turned to IVF to get pregnant for a second time. It’s been three years since they welcomed their daughter Blue Ivy, 3, so the timing couldn’t be better. Speculation that Beyoncé is pregnant is back with full force! A new report claims that the singer is with child thanks to multiple rounds of IVF treatments. “Even though...

‘They Call Him Timaya; “Getting Down” Higher’ By Charles Novia

Charles Novie who is known for his controversial articles is back.  Read below; Dancehall cum Afropop star act, Timaya, has been trending for a few days for the wrong reasons, perhaps. A lady in Atlanta, America took to social media to accuse him of rape. Initially when I read the news on a blog, I thought it was one of some crazy publicity stunts some Nigerian artistes pull up and didn’t give it a...

Only Palace Chiefs Can Announce Monarch’s Death, IDB Debunks Oba’s Death Reports

The President of Ife Development Board (IDB), Prof. Muib Opeloye, on Wednesday debunked reports of the death of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade. Mr. Opeloye, who addressed a crowd that had besieged the Ooni’s palace to confirm the veracity of the reports, said: “Although Baba is advanced in age, he is still hale and hearty in London. “lf anything of such happened, there is no need spreading the news and moreover, if it...

Yar’Adua Cancelled Sale Of Refineries, Refunded Dangote’s $750M – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has explained that the sale of two of the nation’s oil oil refineries had been concluded before he exited office in 2007, saying his successor, the late Umaru Yar’Adua, reversed the sale due to “pressure”. Obasanjo said this in his serialised interview with ‘Book Club’, a programme on Channels Television, monitored in Lagos on Wednesday. The ex-President said business mogul, Aliko Dangote, leading a consortium of investors, had paid $750m for...

Bobbi Kristina’s Boyfriend, Nick Gordon, To Be Charged With Manslaughter

Nick Gordon, who was the boyfriend of the late Bobbi Kristina, is now in serious trouble as prosecutors want to charge him with involuntary manslaughter, and are trying to use one of Nick's friends to turn him in law enforcement sources told TMZ. TMZ's sources say authorities believe Nick's alleged crime is arranging to get drugs for Bobbi Kristina the day she almost drowned in her bathtub. Nick already confessed to the fact that both he and Bobbi...

Tyler Perry Speechless After Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Death

The news of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s tragic death is absolutely devastating, and those close to the daughter of Whitney Houston are absolutely reeling with sadness. That includes Tyler Perry, who was an extremely close friend of Whitney and Bobbi for many years, and the actor released an tear-inducing...

UNIBEN Bans Students From Wearing Earpieces, Headsets Following Death Of Student

Following the death of the UNIBEN student, Rita, the school has banned students from wearing headsets and earpieces outside of their rooms. Information coming out of the school says this is a security measure to ensure that students are alert at all times. This was posted yesterday at Tinubu Hall in the school.