Saturday, 16 April 2016

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You won't become a millionaire if you make these mistakes

There are many posts recently explaining how to become a millionaire already. The Practical Saver details some of the mistakes about how to not become a millionaire. Learn from these common mistakes to improve your financial well-being.

Here are ten mistakes:

1.Don’t understand money
2. Live beyond your means
3.Forget the value of compounding interest
4. Don’t value education
5. Avoid getting promotions or salary increases
6. Don’t take advantage of employer’s matching contribution
7.Buying products at full price
8. Give up even before starting
9. Keep up with the Joneses
10. Invest in wrong investments

Vice President is not happy with Buhari for slashing his salary by 50 percent

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has on Thursday, April 14, allegedly expressed regret for allowing President Muhammadu Buhari, to slash his salary by 50 percent, thereby hindering his financial capacity to donate generously to the mothers of the Chibok girls. Osinbajo, said that himself and Buhari are on half salaries, adding that the president was not given to frivolity and extravagancy.

 He made the pronouncement at the public presentation of a book, The Essential of Beauty Therapy, written by the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, at the Old Conference Hall, State House, Abuja. The public presentation of the book came on the day when the nation was observing the two years anniversary of the abduction of over 200 school girls from Chibok, Borno State, by Boko Haram insurgents.

Speaking on Buhari’s non-compromising principles on financial matters, Osinbajo who was the special guest of honour at the occasion, in place of the President, told the audience that he could not be expected to donate much to the launching of the book, because he was on half salary “The president and I are on half salaries. The president is very strict on money issues. So, don’t expect me to make a large donation,” he said. Recall, that Buhari and Osibanjo had on July 20, 2015 slashed their salaries by 50 percent.

 Also speaking, Osinbajo expressed concern that the issue of girl-child education was still a concern in the 21st century. “Girl-child education is still an issue, girls not having the opportunity to go to school. If the wife of the president didn’t have the opportunity to go to school, she wouldn’t have had the opportunity to reach others,” he said.

The president’s wife said her decision to present the book on the second anniversary of Chibok abduction was to contribute to the support of victims of insurgency, particularly mothers and children. “It is on this note, l’m dedicating this event and the proceeds from the sales of the books to be used to empower the mothers of the Chibok girls,” she said.

“Others are Buni Yadi boys murdered in their sleep in 2014 as well as support the malnourished children in the different Internally Displaced Persons camps and other children in such situation across the country. “As a mother, my heart is always with the parents of these children; I bear their pains and belief that this is one of the efforts to console them.

“The parents of these children brought to this event to witness this event are an indication that at individual level a lot can be done to alleviate their hardship.” She expressed hope that the book as a training manual would be part of the curriculum of the new National Board for Technical Education, Vocational Enterprise Institute and National Institute Diploma on Cosmetology in beauty therapy in Nigeria. “My natural passion for beauty and fashion developed the unique interest to work, teach and mentor young ones on beauty and fashion.

 “In my over 10 years in beauty industry, l have trained, mentored and empowered hundreds of young Nigerians in different areas such as facial, skin and body care.” She said.

Friday, 15 April 2016

"The beauty of kids is they don't care who you are" writes woman whose little daughter threw a tantrum at the White House

As Barack Obama came in, my two-year-old daughter threw herself on the floor". Claudier Moser became an internet sensation last year after a photo of her throwing a tantrum at the White House went viral.

Official White House photographer Pete Souza captured the photo of the two-year-old daughter of White House correspondent Laura Moser, with her face down on the floor. "It was just before the president walked in the room that I had to tell Claudia, my two-year-old daughter, “No, you cannot take your clothes off.” She wanted to wear a sheet, which is what she likes to do at home. She started screaming. As he walked in we said: “Look, Claudia, it’s Barack Obama" That’s when she threw herself on the floor," Laura Moser writes on The Guardian This was our seventh Passover seder at the White House.

The tradition started on the campaign trail in 2008 when my husband Arun (who was then Obama’s videographer; he’s at the back of the picture) and a few other staffers held an impromptu seder, the traditional Passover meal, in a hotel in a small town in Pennsylvania. Obama has hosted one at the White House for roughly the same 20 people every year since. We read out the Emancipation Proclamation, which is an Obama innovation.

It is really powerful to hear the first black president read aloud about freeing the slaves, which is what Passover is all about, but in a different context. Every year we bring a family member who joins us for mingling and photographs, and then takes the children home before the seder begins.

 Last year we took my father, who you can see standing just behind the president. Claudia was on the floor for only a second; I didn’t actually just let her lie there, as some internet commenters accused me of doing after the photograph went viral. I am looking at my dad, saying, “All right, time to go.”
He had to drag her out and she screamed as they walked down the corridor with the secret service escort. We weren’t thrilled, but I wasn’t particularly anxious about it. Everyone wants their children to be cute and smile for the president. But Obama just makes everyone feel at ease – you don’t feel awestruck because he is so human. Neither he nor the first lady cared that Claudia was screaming. It was funny. You can see Obama turning to Pete Souza, the official White House photographer, like, “Check this out.” The beauty of kids is they don’t care who you are, which is why people like the Obamas like them so much – they treat them like normal people.

 A month or two later I was sent the photo and posted it on Facebook for family and friends. I didn’t see the storm coming. My brother tweeted it and tagged me. I was shopping and didn’t see my phone until I got back and had 118 new notifications. It went from there.

It was crazy to watch it. think Claudia will like the photograph when she is old enought to understand it. We have it framed next to another picture of her with Obama sniffing her hair, when she was four months old; he said, “She still has that new baby smell.” Arun worked for Obama for four years, and we have pictures of my son Leo with him at Halloween over the years.

 Obama posed with Leo whose costumes included Franklin D Roosevelt, a secret service agent and, when he was two, Thomas Jefferson. I used to think it was a shame Claudia never got in those sorts of pictures, but she’s surpassed him in one shot.

 Source: The UK Guardian

See the Most expensive public university in Nigeria - - Edo State University Iyamo

The Edo University, Iyamo, established by Governor Adams Oshiomhole is the most expensive public university in Nigeria.

The school began its first academic session on April 11, 2016. Students who wrote the last Post UTME of the school and were offered admission were astounded when the school fees were released. To study Accounting and Computer Science in Edo University, a student has to cough out N710,000.
 This does not include acceptance fee of N50,000, feeding and buying of books. Other courses in the new institution cost N660,000 minus acceptance fees, feeding and books.

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Is there anything wrong with a 14 year old girl wearing this heels?

That is Disney actress Skai Jackson. She's 14 and recently stepped out for an interview wearing high heels which became a topic of discussion as many felt she was too young to be rocking it. Thoughts?

PHOTOS : Alaafin of Oyo Storm Maiduguri with His Oloris

The A‎laafin of Oyo and his Oloris are presently in Maiduguri, Borno state to attend the 40th anniversary and convocation ceremony of the University of Maiduguri which comes up tomorrow April 16th. The Alaafin is the Chancellor of the University. More photos after the cut...

Acting DG, National Centre for Women Development dies in car crash

The Acting Director General of the National Centre for Women Development, Abdulmalik Dauda, died in an auto crash along the Abuja-Kaduna express way this morning while on his way back from an official assignment. His protocol officer, Mohammed Aliyu confirmed the death to newsmen. He was 57 years old. He's survived by two wives ‎and five children, and has been buried according to Islamic rites in his hometown.

Dauda took over from Onyeka Onwenu on February 16, 2016, following the removal of 26 heads of government agencies and parastatals.

Letter written by a Polytechnic Student who is in ND 2

Is there still hope for education in Nigeria? If a student in HND 2 in a polytechnic in the south west, a few months shy of graduation can write this, do you still wonder why our graduates are said to be " unemployable " ?

Linda Ikeji Afraid Of Wizkid's 16-year Old Cousin? As She Reports Him To Police -

This is getting serious as this matter has involved the police. Could it be Linda Ikeji wants to punish Wizkid in another way since the online one isn’t too effective? Is she afraid of Wizkid’s Underage cousin? Or She feels insecure?

This is about the online battle that sprung up between Music star, Wizkid and leading blogger, Linda Ikeji. In the course of this fight, Wizkid threatened to send his underage cousin to beat Linda Ikeji up, which a lay man would know is a Joke but it seems Linda Ikeji took it personal and has reported to the Lagos Police.

It could not immediately confirm from the Police force as a spokesperson failed to respond to enquirers, but multiple sources who are in the know, told us reliably that the blogger got the Police to invite Wizkid for a chat. He allegedly failed to show up.

 A lawyer told Thenetng: ‘under the Nigerian Constitution, if a citizen is threatened by a fellow citizen, It is expected you report to the nearest Police Station who will subsequently conduct an investigation determine the next line of action’. Section 323 of the criminal code states that ‘Any person who, knowing the contents thereof directly or indirectly causes any person to receive any writing threatening to kill any person is guilty of a felony, and is liable to imprisonment for 7 years

Fans drag Yemi Alade for rude comment on a fan's artistic drawing of her

Yemi Alade‘s fans are dragging her after she shared some fan art on her Instagram page. The fan tried to recreate the original photo of the singer in their drawing but was unable to get her exact likeness.

 The singer reposted the picture on her page and captioned it,

But her fans are going in on her, saying that she wasn’t appreciative of the artist’s effort and was rude for making a joke out of it.

See their comments below

This drawing is wicked I swear... Lolsss

Gunmen Attack Ikpeazu’s convoy in Aba

 ABA—The increasing state of insecurity in Aba, Abia State, took a new dimension on Wednesday night when Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s convoy was attacked in an encounter with armed robbers, who were robbing commuters along Aba-Owerri Road.

This is even as a yet-to-be identified victim was kidnapped at Immaculate Junction, while another is being feared dead after he was hit by stray bullet. Vanguard gathered that the incident took place near Immaculate Junction along the ever busy Aba-Owerri Road, while the governor was coming back to Aba from Umuahia at 8p.m.

Though no life was lost, sources said that the security details attached to the governor fired sporadic shots, which scared the robbers away. Sources told Vanguard that the gunmen were robbing a suspected Lagos bound bus, when a pilot security van without siren and amber light approached the area.

On sighting the security vehicle, the gunmen were said to have opened fire without knowing that it was the governor’s convoy. According to a security operative in the city, who pleaded anonymity, “the robbers did not know that it was the governor. They thought that it could be the Army or police, but when they discovered it was the governor’s convoy with its full complement of security details, they took to their heels. “I do not think it was the governor that the hoodlums wanted to attack.

It is just that the governor’s convoy that was returning from work without the usual siren and the revolving amber light, ran into them.” Contacted, spokesman of Abia State Police Command, DSP Ezekiel Onyeke, confirmed the incident, but debunked reports that the gunmen attacked the governor’s convoy. Onyeke added that he was yet to be fully briefed by the Chief Security Officer to the governor over the incident.

Source : Vanguard

Jonathan's Government lacked the political will to save Nigeria's resources - - - Okonjo-Iweala

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, yesterday said that there was no political will to save Nigeria's resources under the Goodluck Jonathan administration. Okonjo-Iweala who said this while speaking on “inequality, growth and resilience,” at George Washington University, said Nigeria was able to save $22 billion under former President Olusegun Obasanjo, which saved the country in 2008, from global economic meltdown.

“We tried it in Nigeria, we put in an oil price based fiscal rule in 2004 and it worked very well. We saved $22 billion because the political will to do it was there. And when the 2008 /2009 crisis came, we were able to draw on those savings precisely to issue about a 5 per cent of GDP fiscal stimulus to the economy and we never had to come to the bank or the fund. This time around and this is the key now, you need not only to have the instrument but you also need the political will. In my second time as a finance minister, from 2011 to 2015, we had the instrument, we had the means, we had done it before, but zero political will. So we were not able to save when we should have. That is why you find that Nigeria is now in the situation it is in. Along with so many other countries.”she said.

Bianca Ojukwu reacts to report that she had an abortion for Fani-Kayode

Bianca Ojukwu, former Nigerian ambassador to Spain has reacted to claims by Kemi Olunloyo that she had abortion for Femi Fani-Kayode saying that Kemi needs urgent psychiatric help.

During a chat on Frankly Speaking with Jola Sotubo, Kemi Olunloyo claimed “Fani-Kayode was dating Bianca, Fani-Kayode was in Cambridge, I’ve seen Bianca in Fani-Kayode’s room many times, loved up and everything.

 They dated. “So when this thing happened, Femi called me when he needed someone to defend him. “Everybody didn’t want to get involved, but I stood up for Femi. It’s true, they went out, and she got pregnant twice. “The first pregnancy was a miscarriage; they were supposed to get married, they were engaged already, but Bianca didn’t want to go out with Fani-Kayode anymore so she had an abortion.

 “I’m saying it on camera now, she had an abortion,” Kemi disclosed. Reacting to the accusations, Bianca, in a statement issued by her media aide, Uchendu Onuoha on Wednesday said Kemi was mentally challenged and needed urgent and crucial psychiatric help.

 The statement reads: “The attention of Her Excellency has been drawn to an interview granted by a media character Ms Kemi Olunloyo, a deportee from Canada, and a fugitive from justice in the United States of America, whose sole existence centres around online character assassination. “Her victims have ranged from Bishops, General Overseers,Presidents, Ministers, Hardworking Musicians and real media personalities down to her own family members including her mother, father, stepmother and siblings.

“It is rather unfortunate that it has become the practice for anyone seeking publicity to add Her Excellency’s name to their stories, fantasies or delusions, and none more so than this mentally unstable internet troll whose insane need for attention is well known to Nigerians. “This unhealthy obsession with Her Excellency for some time now, a situation most public figures can identify with, has been glaringly evident in her posts, and is indicative of a more serious underlying condition.

 “It is quite clear that her delusions and fantasies have become her reality, and her lack of gainful employment and hours spent online focusing on other people’s lives have exacerbated her already strained sanity or lack thereof. “It is obvious that Ms Olunloyo needs urgent psychiatric attention.

“Her Excellency extends her sincere sympathies to Ms. Olunloyo’s family, and urges those who are able, to ensure that this mentally challenged individual receives the crucial psychiatric help she is so desperately in need of in order to contain her excesses.”

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University of Calabar retires a Professor for plagiarism

The University of Calabar (UNICAL) has expelled 33 students for alleged examination malpractice. The Vice-Chancellor (VC), Prof Zana Akpagu, made this known during a briefing

. A professor, the VC said, was also retired by the Senate for plagiarism.
 Prof Akpagu said the development was in line with his mission to rid the school of indiscipline and restore its academic glory.

 He reiterated management’s stance against corruption, saying: “The affected students and staff are shown the way out to restore discipline and integrity.”
 He said UNICAL was the only school offering a course on anti-corruption, noting that the course was introduced in collaboration with the Independent Corrupt Practice and other Allied Matters Commission (ICPC) to inculcate good values in students.

 The Pro-chancellor, Dr Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, who is also the chairman of the Governing Council, said the council supported the anti-corruption crusade of the VC, noting that it was in line with President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration’s anti-graft policy.
 Iwuanyanwu said: “There is corruption everywhere. Our professors and intellectuals should sit down and formulate strategies to curb academic corruption.

We must create platform to stop abuse of students by lecturers. We have to discourage sorting and bribery by academic staff.
 We don’t want corruption to be mentioned with the name of this university.” Iwuanyanwu challenged the university staff and students to report corrupt practice wherever they notice it.

 He said such would help the management to drive its policy of making the school the best in Africa.

Source: The Nation

Unimaid graduates 172 First class in 5 academic sessions

The University of Maiduguri said about 172 graduands of the institution have obtained First Class Degrees among the five sets of graduands in it’s 22nd combined convocation.

 The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, announced this while briefing Journalists on the line of activities marking the 22 – 25th combined convocation and 40th Anniversary ceremonies of the university.

 He said the university will graduate five sets of students for 2009 /2010, 2010 /2011, 2012 /2013, 2013/2014 and 2014 /2015 academic sessions from 12 colleges and faculties, distance learning centre and 23 affiliated colleges.

It’s Not Cancer: Doctors Reclassify a Thyroid Tumor

A noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features, or Niftp, a type of tumor that was previously considered a kind of cancer, but has been downgraded by a panel of doctors. CreditYuri Nikiforov

An international panel of doctors has decided that a type of tumor that was classified as a cancer is not a cancer at all.

 As a result, they have officially downgraded the condition, and thousands of patients will be spared removal of their thyroid, treatment with radioactive iodine and regular checkups for the rest of their lives, all to protect against a tumor that was never a threat.

 Their conclusion, and the data that led to it, was reported Thursday in the journal JAMA Oncology. The change is expected to affect about 10,000 of the nearly 65,000 thyroid cancer patients a year in the United States. It may also offer grist to those who have been arguing for the reclassification of some other forms of cancer, including certain lesions in the breast and prostate.

 The reclassified tumor is a small lump in the thyroid that is completely surrounded by a capsule of fibrous tissue. Its nucleus looks like a cancer but the cells have not broken out of their capsule, and surgery to remove the entire thyroid followed by treatment with radioactive iodine is unnecessary and harmful, the panel said.

 They have now renamed the tumor. Instead of calling it “encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma,” they now call it “noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features,” or NIFTP. The word “carcinoma” is gone. Many cancer experts said the reclassification was long overdue.

 For years there have been calls to downgrade small lesions in the breast, lung and prostate, among others, and to eliminate the term “cancer” from their name. But other than the renaming of an early stage urinary tract tumor in 1998, and early stage ovarian and cervical lesions more than two decades ago, no group other than the thyroid specialists has yet taken the plunge. In fact, said Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society, the name changes that occurred went in the opposite direction, scientific evidence to the contrary.

 Premalignant tiny lumps in the breast became known as stage zero cancer. Small and early-stage prostate lesions were called cancerous tumors.
 Meanwhile, imaging with ultrasound, M.R.I.’s and C.T. scans find more and more of these tiny “cancers,” especially thyroid nodules. “If it’s not a cancer, let’s not call it a cancer,” said Dr. John C. Morris, president-elect of the American Thyroid Association and a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Morris was not a member of the renaming panel.

 Dr. Barnett S. Kramer, director of the division of cancer prevention at the National Cancer Institute, said, “There’s a growing concern that many of the terms we use don’t match our understanding of the biology of cancer.” Calling lesions cancer when they are not leads to unnecessary and harmful treatment, he said. At major medical centers, many patients with encapsulated thyroid tumors are already being treated less aggressively.

 But, thyroid experts say, that is not the norm in the rest of the country and the rest of the world. The word cancer is a problem, said Dr. Bryan R. Haugen, a thyroid cancer specialist at the University of Colorado, Denver, who was also not a member of the renaming panel. “If you keep cancer in there a lot of people are going to be aggressive,” he said.

 The reclassification drive began two years ago when Dr. Yuri E. Nikiforov, vice chairman of the pathology department at the University of Pittsburgh, was asked his opinion about a small thyroid tumor in a 19-year-old woman. It was completely encased in a capsule and the lobe of her thyroid containing it had been removed to establish a diagnosis.

 Over the last decade, Dr. Nikiforov had watched as pathologists began classifying noninvasive tumors as cancers and attributed the change to rare cases in which patients had a tumor that had broken out of its capsule, did not receive aggressive treatment and died of thyroid cancer.

 Worried doctors began treating all tumors composed of cells with nuclei that looked like cancer nuclei as if they were cancers. But this young woman’s story drove Dr. Nikiforov over the edge. “I told the surgeon, who was a good friend, ‘This is a very low grade tumor. You do not have to do anything else.’ ” But the surgeon replied that according to practice guidelines, she had to remove the woman’s entire thyroid gland and treat her with radioactive iodine. And the woman had to have regular checkups for the rest of her life. “I said, ‘That’s enough. Someone has to take responsibility and stop this madness,’ ” Dr. Nikiforov said.

 He brought together the international panel of experts — 24 renowned pathologists, two endocrinologists, a thyroid surgeon, a psychiatrist who knew the impact a cancer diagnosis could have, and a patient. The group collected a couple of hundred cases from multiple centers throughout the world — patients who had tumors that were contained within fibrous capsules and those that had broken out.

 All agreed that by the current criteria every one of those tumors would be classified as a cancer. And all of the patients had been followed for at least 10 years. The patients with the encapsulated tumors had not been treated after their tumors were removed. None of the patients whose tumors stayed within their capsules had any evidence of cancer after 10 years.

 But some of the patients whose tumors had broken out of their capsules had complications, including death, from thyroid cancer despite treatment. “This study said it is not the presence of nuclear features but the presence of invasion that can make the difference between cancer and noncancer,” Dr. Nikiforov said. Patients whose tumors are confined within their capsules “have an excellent prognosis,” he said. “They do not need a thyroidectomy. They do not need radiotherapy. They do not need to be followed up every six months.” But if those tumors are not cancers, what should they be called? “Ten different names were submitted and the voting went on, back and forth,” said one member of the panel, Dr. Gregory W. Randolph, director of the thyroid and parathyroid surgical clinic at Harvard’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

 They finally settled on NIFTP, in part because its acronym, which he pronounced “Nift-P,” was catchy, he said. The new name, the reclassification, he added, is “just awesome,” because it explicitly defines those small nodules in the thyroid as nonmalignant. In an editorial he and his colleagues submitted to the journal Thyroid, they report that eight leading professional societies from around the world signed on to the declassification and to the new name.

 They write in the editorial that doctors may be violating the principle of “first, do no harm” in treating patients with these tumors as though they have invasive cancer. Dr. Nikiforov says he owes it to patients with reclassified tumors to tell them they never had cancer after all. At the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, he and others are going to start reviewing medical records and pathology reports to identify previous patients and contact them.

 He estimates there have been about 50 to 100 each year at the medical center. They no longer have to go back for checkups. They lose the shadow of cancer that the diagnosis hung over their lives. Informing these patients, Dr. Nikiforov said, “is a moral obligation of doctors.”

A Tragedy or A Blessing?

Years ago in Scotland, the Clark family had a dream. Clark and his wife worked and saved, making plans for their nine children and themselves to travel to the United States. It had taken years, but they had finally saved enough money and had gotten passports and reservations for the whole family on a new liner to the United States

. The entire family was filled with anticipation and excitement about their new life. However, seven days before their departure, the youngest son was bitten by a dog. The doctor sewed up the boy but hung a yellow sheet on the Clarks' front door. Because of the possibility of rabies, they were being quarantined for fourteen days.

The family's dreams were dashed. They would not be able to make the trip to America as they had planned. The father, filled with disappointment and anger, stomped to the dock to watch the ship leave - without the Clark family. The father shed tears of disappointment and cursed both his son and God for their misfortune.

Five days later, the tragic news spread throughout Scotland - the mighty Tittanic had sunk. The unsinkable ship had sunk, taking hundreds of lives with it. The Clark family was to have been on that ship, but because the son had been bitten by a dog, they were left behind in Scotland.

 When Mr. Clark heard the news, he hugged his son and thanked him for saving the family. He thanked God for saving their lives and turning what he had felt was a tragedy into a blessing.

'No evidence' to take actions against Panama papers law firm

Panama’s public prosecutor against organized crime said Wednesday there was no evidence so far to take action against the law firm at the center of the Panama Papers scandal, following a raid lasting 27 hours on its offices. “Right now we don’t have any strong evidence allowing us to take any sort of decision” against the firm Mossack Fonseca, the prosecutor, Javier Caraballo, told reporters.
 He said the swoop on its law offices, located in Panama’s banking district, had begun on Tuesday on the basis of the news reports about the offshore businesses it created and in some cases ran for wealthy clients around the world.
“The information we have collected is what will permit us to have evidence to take a decision later on,” Caraballo said.
 He said the investigation was complicated by the fact that the firm kept most of its records in digital form, on more than 100 computer servers, and not on paper.
 But he added that the firm had “cooperated” with his investigators. Nearly 40 years’ worth of archives from Mossack Fonseca have been pored over by hundreds of journalists around the world since being given to a German reporter a year ago.
They have resulted in the so-called Panama Papers: a series of reports exposing politicians, celebrities and some criminals who used Mossack Fonseca’s services to stash assets in offshore companies. Advertisement Mossack Fonseca’s founders, lawyers Ramon Fonseca and Juergen Mossack, insist they did nothing illegal.
 They stress that offshore companies in themselves are not illicit — and they were not responsible for any activities their clients did with the entities. Fonseca is a friend to Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela and, until March, served as a senior advisor on his cabinet.

The Panama Papers revelations have triggered a multitude of probes around the world as authorities look for evidence people named in them might have committed tax fraud, money laundering or other criminal acts. Varela’s government is currently fighting to prevent other countries responding to the scandal by putting Panama back on international blacklists of nations that facilitate money laundering or tax evasion.
Panama’s chief state prosecutor, Kenia Porcell, earlier Wednesday gave a news conference in which he noted that “in Panama, tax evasion does not constitute a crime.”
 He said, however, that the country was extending “all necessary cooperation” to address the scandal. Porcell said he had been contacted by counterparts from Peru, Venezuela, Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica, but did not elaborate.

FFK and wife, Precious, host Orji Uzor Kalu and John Fashanu to lunch at his home in Abuja

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One Known Ebola Case Left In Guinea After Girl’s Discharge

A dedicated Ebola clinic was treating Guinea’s only known case of the virus on Thursday after the recovery of a girl diagnosed with the disease, the charity running the facility said.

 The Alliance For International Medical Action (ALIMA) runs the country’s sole treatment centre in the southern city of Nzerekore, where it has handled six of the 10 confirmed cases recorded since the outbreak was officially declared over in December. “(Of) six confirmed cases, four have died, one was discharged after recovery and the sixth is still here,” said ALIMA emergency co-ordinator Solenne Barbe.
 Barbe attributed the high mortality rate to the fact that the recent patients arrived too late to be treated with a good chance of survival.

The newest confirmed case is an elderly man from Macenta prefecture to the north of Nzerekore, she said, thought to be a healer visited by one of the dead while still alive and infected with the virus.

 Credit: Guardian

We’ll Build Resilient Nigerian Cities – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Shanghai said that his administration would give priority to the building and development of resilient and viable cities comparable with other developed cities across the globe. At separate meetings with the Mayor of the Chinese city of Shanghai, Mr Yang Xiong and the Director of Shanghai Free Trade Zone, Liu Fangzhou, President Buhari said that the Federal Government would give full support to Free Trade and Export Processing Zones in the country to spur rapid economic development.

The President, who visited the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, said Nigeria was prepared to learn how to make its cities more viable from those that have achieved development. “We have already identified the development of infrastructure which will bring industries that create jobs and help us to diversify the economy. “We are going to work hard to achieve these within the period we have in office. Nigerians will see progress and feel the impact,” the President said.

Commending the hardwork and incredible success story of the city of Shanghai, President Buhari said that the virtues of hard work were central to every human achievement and development. In his remarks, the Mayor of Shanghai expressed the willingness of several Chinese businesses to key into the vision of the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, for Africa by investing in Nigeria. Also speaking, the Director of the Free Trade Zone commended the effort of the Nigerian government towards the diversification of the economy and encouraged the country to focus on a favourable policy environment to encourage foreign investors.

FCT Election: PDP Loses Out As APC Wins 5 Seats

The All Progressives Congress showed superiority over its arch-rival, the Peoples Democratic Party as it emerged winners in Wednesday’s rerun elections in four Area Councils of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The PDP, which was the dominant party at the councils, lost at all the six area councils where the election was eventually conducted. The Independent National Electoral Commission had earlier announced the result of two other area councils on Sunday, a day after the election was conducted.

The result of the election showed that the relatively unknown political party, the All Progressive Grand Alliance emerged winner in one of the area councils. Council where rerun elections were held were Abuja Municipal Area Council, Kuje, Abaji and Gwagwalada.

They commission had on Sunday declared elections in these councils as inconclusive. INEC said it declared the elections inconclusive as a result of violence, over voting and non-use of Smart Card Readers or accreditation of voters, and ordered a rerun in 39 polling units in 20 Registration Areas.

 In the result released on Thursday, INEC declared the APC candidate, Ibrahim Adamu Candido winner of AMAC with 27, 482 votes. Also in Kuje Area Council, Abdullahi Galadima of APC won with 15, 175 votes while Joseph Shazih won in Kwali Area Council with 15, 309 votes. The party’s candidates also won in Bwari and Abaji Area Councils. Credit: Punch

Thursday, 14 April 2016

PHOTOS OF THE DAY : See how Nigerian politicians can humble themselves while seeking for votes

That moment when they need your votes.
They were ready to fry one basin of akara, Rotimi Ameachi was on hair platting campaign, Rochas Okorocha was roasting all the corns in Owerri.
 Almakura of Nasarrawa state was ready to leave his comfort bed and sleep on the haggard hostel beds of the poor students in the school which was Star studded with Bed bugs. Today non of them is seen in the street doing all this again.

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Sahara Reporters Publisher fires shot at Senate President. Accuse him...

The publisher of Sahara Reporters has accused Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki, for cloning his newspaper and stealing his brand identities to create fake versions of his website.

Sahara Reporters, a U.S.-based news website, with special focus on Nigeria, said it believed the Nigerian senate president, who is facing charges of false asset declaration, is masterminding the proliferation of imitation of cloned versions of the newspaper aimed at circulating lies to the public while disguising as Sahara Reporters.

The publisher, Omoyele Sowore, said his team had so far blocked three fake websites since January 2015. He said the faking websites were blocked from Google, Web4Africa and Twitter. “The only one left is a Facebook account,” Mr. Sowore said. The outstanding fake account is named Sahara Reporters Rescue.

Checks by PREMIUM TIMES showed that it had assumed the branding features of the original Sahara Reporters with insignificant modifications. Mr. Sowore said Sahara Reporter Rescue had succeeded in deceiving about 30 thousand people while circulating contents praising and defending Mr. Saraki.

 Its bio is an exact copy-and-paste version of the original Sahara Reporters. Foramfera “I know Saraki is directly behind it,” Mr. Sowore said, explaining that he was only concerned the public might mistake the page for the original Sahara Reporters.

Identity theft is an emerging fraud in the Nigerian cyberspace, mainly used by politicians to clone digital identities of critical media house with the aim of using the clone to pass down propagandist inform, faking endorsement. It is a form of cyber attack that utilizes deception, rather than the brute force of DDoS attacks. PREMIUM TIMES was a victim of similar attacks. The latest is by individuals linked to the current governor of River State, Nyesom Wike.

While many other digital businesses treat identity theft with urgency and seriousness, Facebook is notorious for being slow in checking the crime. Facebook’s clumsy reporting process and policy make fighting clones and replicas almost impossible for victims. The suspected pirate  is Osinuga Oriola Mcleish, a blogger and member of the Kwara All Progressives Congress.

Although Mr. Osinuga denies the crime, investigations by PREMIUM TIMES traced his digital footprints on the downed websites and the fake Sahara Reporters Facebook Page. “I don’t know anything about it,” Mr. Osinuga said before hanging up during an interview. Mr. Saraki’s new media team also denied involvement in the crime. “Sahara Reporters is not that important for me to waste my time on,” Bankole Omishore, a new media aide to the Senate President told PREMIUM TIMES. “We no longer monitor Sahara Reporters.” Mr. Omishore said Sahara Reporters had been critical of his boss, claiming the newspaper was hired to promote propaganda to sack Mr. Saraki.

The publisher of Sahara Reporters denies any personal grievances with the senate president, saying , “I only have beef with thieves.” “I’ve been covering Saraki since 2005 with the same tenacity I covered (James) Ibori,” he said. “I know very well he (Saraki) has stolen a lot of money and should not be Nigeria’s number three man.”

Source : Premium Times

See letter Buhari wrote to join the Royal Nigerian Army @ 18

A letter written by President Muhammadu Buhari to apply for application to write an examination into the Nigerian army has surfaced online.

The letter obtained by Premium Times showed that the army was referred to as the Royal army at the time and the president, in his handwriting, stated his age and what academic qualification he had.

 President Buhari who is in far away China on a four-day diplomatic visit, where he is strengthening ties between Nigeria and the Asian country, was an 18-year-old teenager at the time.

 The letter President Buhari wrote to join the Nigerian army at the age of 18. Some Nigerians think, however, that little has changed about the president about 55 years after applying to join the soldiers.

 People say his Fulani mentality is still always on display when the president takes certain decisions, while some are of the opinion that he did not write the letter himself. also recently gathered five pictures that not just prove the president’s literacy, but that he is one of the people to have worn the camouflage of the Nigeria army.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian army on Wednesday, April 13, announced the commencement of recruitment for young officers who are interested in becoming soldiers.

Source : Premium Times

HILARIOUS : The bilateral agreement Buhari signed with Chinese officials

President Buhari's meeting with Chinese officials has brought so many benefits to Nigeria, and some of the agreements signed include:

 1. 长,水利部苏莱曼阿达姆部长和国防部长丹阿里,长,水利部苏莱曼阿达姆部长和国防部长丹阿里, 长,水利部苏莱曼阿达姆部长和国防部长丹阿里

 2.,长,水利部苏莱曼阿达姆部长和国防部长丹阿里, 他来到中国人民共和国长

 3.,水利部苏莱曼阿达姆部长和国防部长丹阿里, 他来到中国人民共和国进行国事访问行国事访问长,水长长,水利部苏莱曼阿达姆部长和国防部长丹阿里, 他来到中国人民共和国进行国事访问水利部苏莱曼阿达姆部长和国防部长丹阿里, 他来到中国

 4.人民共和国进行国事访问部苏莱曼阿达姆部长和国防部长丹阿里, 他来到中国人民共和国进行国事访问长 And additionally,水利部苏莱曼阿达姆部长和国防部长丹阿里, 他Lagos来到中国人民Calabar共和国进行国事访问他

 It's a positive development and I was personally impressed when I read through the points. Especially the last part. God bless Nigeria

Borrowing to pay salaries is the height of wickedness- Ben Murray-Bruce

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Colourful photos from Omawumi's star studded 34th birthday bash

Yesterday Omawunmi held a very colourful bash in celebration of her 34th birthday. The heavily pregnant singer was honoured with the presence of close friends, family and the who-is-who in the entertainment industry.

 See lovely photos after the cut