Showing posts from May 24, 2015

Ifeanyi Ubah’s Capital Oil to release 13 million litres fuel tonight

Ifeanyi Ubah's Capital Oil and Gas released a statement this evening saying it is releasing 13 million litres this night, which is about 400 trucks of petroleum products to ease the fuel scarcity that Nigeria is currently facing. They said they will release an additional 53 million litres in a few days. Read the statement below...
On Saturday 16th May 2015, we received an SMS ordering the suspension of loading activities in all depots from Monday 18th May 2015. We later realized that this directive was as a result of unpaid funds owed to transporters by oil marketers who in turn are owed by the Federal Government.
This development has resulted in immense hardship to our fellow country men and women. We believe that a better solution can be pursued towards solving this problem in a way that does not adversely affect our dear citizens. Capital Oil and Gas has watched with so much pain, the suffering and hardship our citizens have been subjected to as a result of scarc…

Femi Fani-Kayode kicks against granting amnesty to Boko Haram members

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has kicked against the call by some elders asking Buhari to grant amnesty to Boko Haram members when he assumes power.

Buhari Speaks on Fuel Subsidy & Scarcity Issues: “I Will Try and Find Out What Went Wrong”

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari is speaking out about the current fuel issues Nigeria is facing. Here are excerpts from a recent interview he had with Daily Trust:
One burning issue is fuel subsidy. I believe you are aware of the queues in major cities like Lagos and Abuja. The fuel importers say they are unsure of the direction of the new government in this area. Have you considered maintaining or withdrawing this subsidy or are you questioning whether it didn’t exist at all? One of the problems I have, other than the military, is the petroleum industry where I served for three and a half years under General Obasanjo. When people start talking about this subsidy I honestly get confused. I will tell you this, and I hope it will answer what you want to know. Back then we had a refinery in Port Harcourt, which was refining 30,000 barrels a day of Nigerian crude. Later, it was upgraded to refine 100,000 barrels a day. Another refinery was built in Port Harcourt to refine 15…

Ogun State Senator-Elect Kashamu Placed Under House Arrest Pending Extradition Proceedings

Ogun State senator-elect Buruji Kashamu, has been placed under house arrest by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) pending his appearance in court on Monday for extradition proceedings.
NDLEA officials reportedly stormed his Lekki home around about 5 a.m on Saturday, and are still there as of the time of this report. Kashamu, 56, was indicted by a grand jury in Illinois in 1998, for conspiracy to import and distribute heroin, International Business Times reports. At the time, he denied being responsible for the crime, claiming that it was a case of mistaken identity, and that it was his brother who was the leader of the drug ring in question. Ever since then Kashamu became an influential political leader in Nigeria, and was elected a senator in the recently concluded elections. The embattled senator has decried the NDLEA’s decision to place him under house arrest, stating that it is an illegal act. However, the agency has dismissed his claims, stating that the …

Music star Kcee hawks MTN recharge cards on the streets of Lagos and hawks once again

Singer Kcee was spotted early on Friday morning along the major streets of Lagos where he went to sell MTN recharge cards and also to interact with his fans. As a brand ambassador of MTN, he used himself as an example and encouraged his numerous fans never to give up but rather be focused and hard working and also to believe in themselves because this world Na turn by turn according to him. More photos below...

Two days ago, Limpopo singer Kcee sold recharge cards along major roads in Lagos. He changed his clothes and went back to the streets to sell another product. The singer explains why he's doing this. See that and plenty more photos below...

"Yesterday I went to different parts of Lagos under the disguise of a hawker, hawking MTN recharge cards and Magnum cream which are brands that I represent as their ambassador. My aim was to interact with my fans and people on the street which is giving birth to a new foundation that will help take people out of the st…

'Go Ye Well, President Jonathan' - Dele Momodu writes farewell letter to GEJ

Journalist and Ovation magazine publisher Dele Momodu writes his final note to outgoing president Jonathan in his Pendulum column on ThisDay. Read what he wrote below and share your opinion.. Our dear President, please permit me to write my last epistle to you as our leader and Commander-in-Chief. By this time next week, I expect you to have flown back to Yenagoa via Port Harcourt. How I wish I could have the opportunity of being on that last trip, not to mock you but to capture your swinging moods in those few moments of realising that the end has come eventually. I would love to know how many of your big friends would take the pain to follow you or if most would abandon you to your fate and move on pronto to the new brides. Even as a writer with what I believe is vivid imagination, I’m not able to paint a picture of the sort of life or future that awaits you in Otuoke, Yenagoa, Abuja, Chad, Germany, Dubai or wherever you decide to hibernate in the short or long run.
Let …

Arik Air Cancels Flights due to Fuel Scarcity

It looks like a lot more companies are being affected by the prevailing fuel scarcity and even the aviation sector is affected as Arik Air has canceled most of its flights. A sign was posted for customers to see and a photo of it has since been making the rounds on social media. Yesterday MTN, Beat FM and Naija FM also expressed a limit in production output due to fuel scarcity and a need to ration available resources.

Photos from Actress Ashionye Raccah’s Baby Shower

Actress Ashionye Raccah is definitely counting down. Her friends hosted her to a sweet baby shower on Saturday as she counts the days till she delivers her bundle of joy. The actress and her husband Carl Raccah announced they were expecting their second child a few months ago. Check out the photos from the shower.

Beat FM, MTN & Naija FM Shut Down due to Fuel Scarcity

Radio stations Beat 99.9 FM as well as Naija FM have shut down services very early tonight due to the ongoing fuel/diesel scarcity. Making the announcement on social media, the radio stations stated that they will be closing at 8:00PM. Beat FM mentioned on air that services will resume on Sunday morning but that Monday could not be guaranteed. Telecoms company MTN also sent out a message saying:

4 priests brutally beaten by Enugu Govt Taskforce

4 Anglican priests, were on Friday allegedly brutally beaten by some members a task-force working with the Enugu State Housing Corporation. The victims were Reverends Collins Odoabuchi, Mbaka Peter, Eugene, and Maxwell Onyia. Others members of the church affected were Ekpecha Okechukwu and Naomi Ibekwe.
The incident, which is building up tension in Enugu, happened a week to the end of Governor Sullivan Chime’s administration.
It was gathered that trouble started when members of the task force, accompanied by armed policemen, invaded a parcel of land that belong to the Christ Church, Uwani, Anglican Communion, and tried to demolish it with 5 bulldozers without saying anything to them first. This invasion angered the priests and members of the church.
The Clerics were said to have tried to stop the Task force from carrying out the demolition exercise but were over powered by the government agents, who allegedly attacked the church leaders and mercilessly beat them up.
One of …

Jason Derulo dishes on his post-Jordin Sparks love life

Jason Derulo covers the new issue of Billboard magazine where he talks about growing up, his music, physical fitness and his love life since breaking up with Jordin Sparks

On growing up: “My mom says I was an introvert. I never saw myself that way, but I was always focused. I didn’t spend a lot of time doing things that I didn’t think would make me great. I studied all kinds of dance, all types of music. I got good grades. I started hitting the recording studio around 13.”
On his post-Jordin love life: What does his love life look like now? “A deck of cards,” he says, slapping the table and laughing. But really, he’s “having a good time getting to know people.” He adds, "I do get tired of playing nice. Especially when people think I did something wrong, or that she broke up with me. But it’s so behind me.”
On what it would take to get him back in a relationship: “A miracle.”

She’s Queen Bee! Beyoncé’s New Photos Have Got the Beyhive Buzzing

Beyonce knows how to be the name on everyone’s lips. The music star shared some new photos of her wearing a shirt that says ‘Queen Bee; I Call the Shots’ and it’s got her fans buzzing. While it hasn’t been stated if the sweatshirt will be for sale like her ‘Flawless’ shirts, a lot of people are already looking to purchase it. The photos are hot anyway.