close

Economy

AdorableAdvertisementsBEAUTIFULBusinessEconomyreals

kylie teases fans with launch date of her Valentine collection

kyliejenner-1548370151184

If you think Kylie is slacking for any reason during this very succesfully business of hers, then you are kidding . The 21 year old who is gearing  up to mark her daughter’s first birthday, issue in no way close to being done with her creativity in the makeup world .

With an already established market for her product, Kylie is basically just playing with her ideas and creativity and have the world rush the product and buy then out.

With less than three weeks to the day of love, Kylie is being super smart again to produce just the right product for the month of love.

The mother of one has creatively announce to her over 124 million fans on instagram, that her VALENTINE COLLECTION will be dropping on Feb 1st. Giving the fans enough time to purchase the product in time for valentine. She is so smart with that mother of hers. She posted this lovely red photo on instagram with the caption.

from @kyliejenner – can’t wait to reveal the VALENTINE COLLECTION tomorrow! it launches Feb. 1st ♥️💋

<script asyncsrc=”//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js”></script>
<script>
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({
google_ad_client: “ca-pub-8315401619257706”,
enable_page_level_ads: true
});
</script>

Read More
CreativityEconomyreals

National Council of State finally approves N27k as minimum wage

instablog9ja-1548199785991

The National Council of State has pegged the national minimum wage at N27,000 for states and the private sector and N30,000 as the minimum wage for federal workers.

The council’s meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja and was presided by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday. The labour minister, Chris Ngige, briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting.

Mr Ngige said the council also approved frequency of review of five years for the minimum wage. It also approved exemptions for establishments that are not employing up to 25 persons.

He said the national minimum wage bill will be transmitted to the National Assembly before the close of work on Wednesday as agreed with organised labour.

Tuesday’s meeting was attended by a former head of Nigeria’s Interim National Government, Ernest Shonekan; former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan and former military head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar.

Via: Instablog

My Opinion 

I am so happy for them. This issue has lasted so long. It is now remaining ASUU and their own preference from the government.

<script async src=”//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js”></script>
<script>
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({
google_ad_client: “ca-pub-8315401619257706”,
enable_page_level_ads: true
});
</script>

Read More
AdorableCreativityEconomyreals

Tonto Dike switches career, goes into hair business .

tontolet-1547931205265

from @tontolet – The king Tonto hair is a collection of luxury double drawn hairs which can last for years making it a great investment 😁
____
This collection is made from the finest hair quality , making every strand luxurious and beautiful!!
Hair name ; king Curls or Tonto curls (choose )
Length :12 inches
Style ; luxury double drawn
Durability ; can last over 3years and still counting
Price;58,000 naira (300g) , 39000 naira (200g)
Frontal price 18,000 naira
Closure price 9,000 naira
Order period is from 21st Jan to 25th Jan (for first batch )

Enjoy the Kings collection ❤❤

<script async src=”//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js”></script>
<script>
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({
google_ad_client: “ca-pub-8315401619257706”,
enable_page_level_ads: true
});
</script>

Read More
AdorableBEAUTIFULCreativityEconomyEntertainmentNATUREreals

Taraji P Henson to receive a star on the Hollywood walk of fame on Jan. 28th.

blackfilm_com-1547893854807

The black community seems to have yet again been placed into a joyous mood as they been remembered this time yet again by the Hollywoodwalkoffame.

This came after a hand full of her entertainers gain more fame, acknowledgement and recognition in the form of a star on the Hollywood walk of fame,for the entertainer who has been significant in the industry.

Something that was initially considered to be a white event,  that gave the impression that the blacks were prohibited from participating ,more so,  they were even never remembered for for it.

While the tables seem to have been turned in the last five years,  the black community entertainers seem to have been remembered  for their proud long working membership of the USA entertainment  community, recognised and given the well deserved accolade. Now that it is Taraji P Henson’s turn, we are indeed elated to hear this news, especially for the Fact that she gives the rest of the females trying to make it in the industry so much hopes for their  ability to do anything they put their mind to, no matter what anyone says. Congratulations to her. This is to happen on 28th Janunary 2019.

Obyoriji.com
Obyoriji.com

<script async src=”//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js”></script>
<script>
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({
google_ad_client: “ca-pub-8315401619257706”,
enable_page_level_ads: true
});
</script>

Read More
EconomypoliticsPUNCHreals

Nigeria owes China $69.3m

Screen-Shot-2018-12-15-at-2.40.05-PM-e1544895346949 (1)

President Muhammadu Buhari, has vowed to make the country’s aviation industry a pride in Africa.

He said the federal government owed Chinese government $69.3million counterpart fund for the construction of four airports under the project.

The four airports are Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kano.

The President, at the commissioning of the new terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, in Abuja, said his target was to make Nigerian Aviation industry a pride in the continent.

He said, “I wish to assure you therefore, that Government remains committed to developing Nigeria into Regional air transportation hub and thereby assuming its leadership in the aviation sub sector in Africa.”

“This Administration recognises aviation as a catalyst for economic growth and as such will continue to encourage and support the actualization of projects that will place Nigerian Airports amongst the best in the world.”

With the commissioning of the new Terminal,  Buhari said that the country was moving towards achieving and meeting global aviation standards in facilitation, passenger processing and service delivery in tandem with international best practices.

“It gives me great pleasure to be here for the formal commissioning of the new Terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. This event represents yet another significant milestone for International air travellers in and out of the Federal Capital Territory, he stated, he said.”

He recalled that the Minister of State for Aviation, Sirika had given him his words to have the new terminal commissioned before the end of December 2018 which he has fulfilled.

“You will recall that on the 25th October, 2018, I commissioned Port Harcourt International Airport Terminal. During the event, the Honourable Minister of State (Aviation) stated that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Terminal, Abuja would be completed and ready for commissioning before the end of the year. Today, that promise has been kept. I wish to commend the Honourable Minister and his team for a job well done.”

“This event today, reflects Government’s deliberate policy to sustain the development of Nigeria’s infrastructure. We are gradually closing the infrastructural deficit bedevilling our country.”

“Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Terminal is the first airport terminal to be connected to rail transport system in the Country and indeed in the region. This has provided passengers and other airport users with a choice in the mode of transport to and from the city centre. I recall taking a ride from the City Metro station to the Airport on the day the rail line was commissioned.”

He thanked the Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, the Chines government, China and the China Exim Bank and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC, their financial support and the various roles they played leading to the successful completion of the project.

Hadi Sirika on his part, pleaded with Mr. President to intervene in the outstanding payment of the counterpart fund of $69.3m out of the $100m Nigeria was to pay for the project

According to him, “We are committed to rounding up the project soon, the contractor has gone ahead to implement it as approved, but recently slowed down the pace of work due to non-payment of $69.3m counterpart funding by government. May I respectfully at this point, request Mr President’s kind intervention in this regard, please.”

He explained,” This is the second in the series of Airport terminals to be commissioned from the projects funded by the China-Exim bank loan of $500m with a counterpart funding of $100m from the debt management office.”

The Minister further stated, ” From political and economic perspectives, this airport is very strategic to Nigeria not only because it is the gateway to the nations capital but also because it the second busiest airport in the country and the fastest growing in passenger traffic in West and Central Africa, with an average growth rate of 8%, where the world average growth is 5.8%.”

On the number of passengers that patronized the airport, he stated,” The Airport processed 5,709,012 passengers in 2017. This volume equals to about 13 times the total number of passengers recorded by Ghana as a country.”

“The terminal building has annual passenger capacity of 15m covering a space of approximately 56,000m2. It also has the following facilities as well as capabilities; 72 check-in counters: 5 baggage collection carousels: 28 immigration desks at arrival and 16 at departure: 8 security screening points and 8 passenger boarding bridges ”

Others benefits of the terminal, he added, has a walkway to link the FCT metro rail: additional apron for remote parking of aircraft and a linkway to domestic wing and many other facilities that are properly designed and laid out in accordance with modern requirements for airport operations.

Sirika further thanked Mr President for approving the second phase of the project.

“Mr President will recall FEC approval of the second tranche for the funding of the phase two of this project in the sum of $461,795,551.02.”

He continued, “The phase takes into cognisance, additional facilities that will enhance airport efficiency. These includes but not limited to construction of additional apron:  Multi-level car park: Fire station: Additional boarding bridges: Connection between the old and the new terminals, Facility and boarding bridge to accommodate Airbus A380, and the phase two also includes completion of Kano and Lagos terminals.”

Via: Vanguard news

My Opinion 

There always is some weirdness going on around the world.

<script async src=”//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js”></script>
<script>
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({
google_ad_client: “ca-pub-8315401619257706”,
enable_page_level_ads: true
});
</script>

Read More
Economyreals

Nigerians dig up photo of the Country’s first self made billionaire who was from Nnewi

ebalsblog-1544668900198

Nigeria’s First BILLIONARE From Nnewi.

#latestaro A lot of people may not know who Sir Louis Philip Odumegwu Ojukwu is besides the fact that he was the father of late Biafran Warlord, Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu. But the fact is that he was one of the greatest Business men ever produced in Africa and one of the richest.

It beggars belief that Sir Ojukwu went to Lagos with nothing in 1929 aged just 20, but 10 years later, aged just 30, he was already managing his own chain of businesses which included, *Ojukwu Stores,* *Ojukwu textiles* and *Ojukwu transportation* *company* By 1950, just Ojukwu Transportation company had over *200 trucks* in its fleet.
How did he do it?
Born Louis Philip Odumegwu Ojukwu in Nnewi in 1909, the only boy and second of four children,Sir Ojukwu went to Government primary School Asaba. In 1922, he proceeded to the only secondary School in the Eastern region at that time, *Hope Waddell training institute, Calabar* After completing his secondary School education in 1928, Sir Louis secured a job as a tyre sales clark with John Holt Lagos in 1929.

It was working as a tyre clerk that Sir Louis Ojukwu noticed that many Igbo traders who came to Lagos to buy tyres also bought textiles as well. With his meagre savings, Sir Louis travelled down to Onitsha where he opened his first business venture called *”Ojukwu stores”* and employed one of his relatives to oversee it. He then returned to Lagos and started sending down textiles on Lorries to his shop while still working for John Holt. Sir Louis’s textile boomed.
.
By 1930, Louis bought a second hand truck and employed a driver in other to move his goods himself and *’Ojukwu transport company’*was born. Sir Ojukwu worked tirelessly and by the end of 1930, was the major transporter on the East-West Road. In 1939, on the outbreak of World War 2, the British Government requested the use of Sir Ojukwu’s fleet of trucks for the War effort to which he agreed. When the war ended in 1945, the British Goverment recognised the sacrifice he made and he was conferred a *KBE (Knight of the British Empire).
The end of the war also created a high demand for raw materials from West Africa⬇⬇ – #regrann

 

<script async src=”//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js”></script>
<script>
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({
google_ad_client: “ca-pub-8315401619257706”,
enable_page_level_ads: true
});
</script>

Read More
EconomyPUNCHreals

Qatar to quit OPEC Next Month.

Map-of-Qatar

Qatar is to leave OPEC next month in order for the Gulf state to focus on gas production, Energy Minister Saad al-Kaabi announced on Monday.

“Qatar has decided to withdraw its membership from OPEC effective January 2019,” Kaabi said at a Doha press conference.

He added that Qatar would still continue to produce oil but would concentrate on gas production, where it is the biggest exporter of liquified natural gas in the world. “We don’t have great potential [in oil], we are very realistic. Our potential is gas.”

Kaabi said that OPEC, which Qatar joined in 1961, was told of the decision on Monday ahead of the announcement.

The organisation is dominated by oil-rich Saudi Arabia, which since June 2017 has led a bloc of countries in imposing a blockade on Qatar.

Via: Punchnews

<script async src=”//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js”></script>
<script>
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({
google_ad_client: “ca-pub-8315401619257706”,
enable_page_level_ads: true
});
</script>

Read More
AgricultureClimate changeEconomy

Climate change: No country can fight it alone, Buhari tells UN summit

Climate-change (1)

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday that fighting climate change was not a task any single country could succeed in doing alone.

He noted that to succeed, nations worldwide must collaborate to confront climate change.

Buhari spoke in Katowice, Poland, while addressing the opening session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, better known as COP24.

He cited rising temperatures, desertification, floods, low agricultural yields and drying up of water bodies as some of the manifestations of climate change.

For instance, the Nigerian President raised the case of the receding Lake Chad, North-East of Nigeria, where he said communities were already paying a huge price like fall in agricultural activities.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, quoted Buhari as saying, ‘‘Obviously, no country can confront the phenomenon alone. In this regard, Nigeria believes in joint and cooperative efforts to tackle the problem.

‘‘We urge that efforts to address the challenges of climate change be pursued within multilateral frameworks. Concerted efforts should be made to strengthen sub-regional and regional organisations to serve as hubs for Climate Action and partnership.”

On the Lake Chad, Buhari informed the summit that up to 40million lives were at the risk of extinction if it completely dried up. He expressed Nigeria’s commitment to rescue the lake.

The President stated that an international conference held in February this year in Abuja looked into the possibility of channelling water from the Congo Basin into the Lake Chad Basin as part of plans to rescue it.

Buhari, on behalf of the member countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, thanked the Italian Government for donating 1.5 million Euros toward the completion of the feasibility studies on the proposed inter-basin water transfer project.

 

<script async src=”//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js”></script>
<script>
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({
google_ad_client: “ca-pub-8315401619257706”,
enable_page_level_ads: true
});
</script>

Read More
Economyreals

Manufacturer’s prayers: Nigeria’s monthly import Bill drops from $665.4m to $160.4m

images

By Obinna Chima

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, yesterday revealed that the various initiatives aimed at encouraging domestic production, have resulted in Nigeria’s monthly import bill falling significantly from $665.4 million in January 2015, to $160.4 million as at October 2018, representing a drop by 75.9 per cent and an implied savings of over US$21 billion on food imports alone over that period.

He disclosed this in a keynote address he delivered at the 53rd Annual Bankers’ Dinner of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN) held in Lagos.

According to him, many entrepreneurs are now taking advantage of policies aimed at ramping local production to venture into the domestic production of the restricted items with remarkable successes and great positive impact on employment.

“The dramatic decline in our import bill and the increase in domestic production of these items attest to the efficacy of this policy.

“Most evident were the 97.3 percent cumulative reduction in monthly rice import bills, 99.6 percent in fish, 81.3 percent in milk, 63.7 per cent in sugar, and 60.5 percent in wheat.

“We are glad with the accomplishments recorded so far. Accordingly, this policy is expected to continue with vigour until the underlying imbalances within the Nigerian economy have been fully resolved.

“If we continue to support the growth of small holder farmers, as well as help to revive palm oil refineries, rice mills, cassava and tomato processing factories, you can only imagine the amount of wealth and jobs that will be created in the country.

“These could include new set of small holders farmers that will be engaged in productive activities; new logistics companies that will transport raw materials to factories, and finished goods to the market; new storage centres that will be built to store locally produced goods; additional growth for our banks and financial institutions as they will be able to provide financial services to support these new businesses; and finally, the millions of Nigerians that will be employed in factories to support processing of goods.

“If we turn a blind eye to the opportunities that are being created as a result of our policy on 41 items, we will be spelling doom for our nation. We can no longer afford to depend solely on imports given the size of our population, and the need to create jobs for our people.”

The CBN governor also stated that the bank would be collaborating with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to expose banks, importers or organisations that collude with corrupt individuals to flout its policy on the restriction of foreign exchange (forex) to 41 items.

The CBN had in July 2015, restricted 41 items, including vegetable oil, poultry products, toothpicks, cosmetics, plastic and rubber products, among others, from accessing foreign exchange from the interbank foreign exchange market.

Importers of the restricted items were asked to source their forex requirements from autonomous sources.

Emefiele pointed out that given the remarkable success that had been achieved in stimulating domestic production of goods such as rice, cassava and maize, as a result of the restrictions placed on access to forex for the 41 items, the central bank intends to vigorously ensure that the policy remains in place.

He also warned speculators in the forex market that they would lose their shirt, saying the central bank has enough war chest to sustain the stability in the forex market.

According to him, the central bank would continue to take measures to ensure stability in the forex market.

He said additional efforts would be made to block any attempts by unscrupulous parties (both individuals and corporates) that intend to find other avenues of accessing forex, in order to import these items into Nigeria.

My Opinion: 

For years hey have been fighting the rate of import done by Nigerians.  Now that they have gotten this figure to this number, I hope this actually can be taken advantage of, and that the cause of this drop is the real reason for this fro in numbers. This is because it can actually mean that Nigerians have become too broke to import, too good that they are not caught and extorted,  or that the central bank is right about their finding. But those people going about  it in a hidden way are not included in this statistical conclusion. (Something we all know ) I hope the leaders of this country will actually take advantage of drop and make he country a better place for the ones who have nowhere to go to.

<script async src=”//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js”></script>
<script>
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({
google_ad_client: “ca-pub-8315401619257706”,
enable_page_level_ads: true
});
</script>

Read More
EconomyEducationreals

First Female Christian Governor assumes office in Egypt.

unnamed

President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi of Egypt on Thursday swore in 21 New Provincial Governors, including the First Female Governor from the country’s minority Christian Community.

Manal Mikhail has been appointed governor of the coastal city of Damietta, becoming the first-ever Christian woman to hold such a position, private newspaper al-Masry al-Youm reported.

The 51-year-old woman’s previous post was deputy governor of Giza, home to the world-famous pyramids.

Egypt has the largest Christian community in the Middle East, accounting for around 10 per cent of the country’s mostly Muslim population of 95 million.

Egypt’s Christians have long complained of persecution and Islamist attacks.

Al-Sissi, a Muslim, is popular among the country’s Christians, who backed his ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi following Mass Street protests against his divisive rule.

Al-Sissi has courted the Christian community to an extent unseen for decades, visiting the main Coptic Orthodox cathedral in Cairo on several occasions since he took office in 2014.

In 2016, the parliament, led by al-Sissi’s backers, approved a long-awaited law aimed at easing restrictions on building churches.

<script async src=”//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js”></script>
<script>
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({
google_ad_client: “ca-pub-8315401619257706”,
enable_page_level_ads: true
});
</script>

Read More
Economy

To America’s Dismay, Nigeria finally signs the currency swap deal with China.

download (2)

*CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA HAS FINALLY SIGNED THE CURRENCY SWAP DEAL*

*IT’S WORTH READING…*

*IN CASE YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND.*

I know Most of You don’t know the meaning of Nigeria dollars, yuan swap with China.. And why American government is desperately smoothing the relationship with Nigeria.

Soon you will be buying that techno phone you bought at N80,000 for N12,000.

The Central Bank of Nigeria have finally signed the currency swap deal we have been expecting for the past 2 years into existence with the Chinese government.

The importance of this is that since almost 70% of the goods we import come from China and Asia and 12% America why must we use Dollars to transact with China? from now instead of using dollars at N350 to 1dollar to import those goods, we can now buy Yuan at 47 naira to 1 Yuan and import those stuffs directly.

Instead of buying these goods in dollars in China, we will now buy them in Yuan which is 5times cheaper than dollars.

As usual, another giant stride which Print Media, Electronic Media and Nigerian looters will not report or allow you to understand this victory over supremacy of dollars in our daily lives and economic activities.

Up coming reality is that from tomorrow, try to monitor exchange rate. Some of those guys who hoarded foreign currencies to make gains will off load them in order not to have heart attack over their huge loss arising from the currency swap deal with china.
Dollars and pounds will flood everywhere with no buyers, as the buyers will draw naira from their accounts in banks with presence in China.

Many NIGERIA banks will be seeking to have their representative office in China like first bank who saw to the future and already have office in China.
Inflation will go down drastically because of the price of commodities that will drop.

*SHARE TO YOUR CONTACTS.*

Taken from anonymous poster.

My Opinion: 

Monopoly puts too much power in people’s hands.  This will help in its  own way  to smoothing the hardship dollar is causing the ordinary man in Nigeria. This is the part where Nigerians should celebrate.  But they are not sure yet what this means to their everyday lives. They will only jubilate when the impact gets to the man on the street who doesn’t understand what swap means.  So,  if Nigerians are not celebrating it as they should just yet, it is only going to be a matter of time before they do, and that is if the leaders are sure it is are good step. Congratulations Nigeria and China, we can’t wait to feel the positive impact of this deal. Nigerians only understand the positive impact of things if the common man on the street feels better with his life situations .

<script async src=”//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js”></script>
<script>
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({
google_ad_client: “ca-pub-8315401619257706”,
enable_page_level_ads: true
});
</script>

Read More
CreativityEconomy

Linda Ikeji shares kind words she got from a mentor as the day for her Online TV draws near.

officiallindaikeji-1525265726216

The blogger discloses the excitement she felt as she receive words of encouragement from a person she looked up to. Especially since she is counting down to 22nd May when she will be launching her online TV. She is literally patting herror self in the back for making it this far, considering the challenges surrounding a typical Nigeria youths, with little or no support or conducive environment for growth. But Linda did it. She posted the message on her instagram along with her office picture.

 from @officiallindaikeji – “Over the years I have watched you battle against the odds to build a formidable platform, following and influence. Through it, you’ve carried yourself with grace, beauty, courage and the necessary distance. You did not forget to be mischievous and cheeky along the way

What you have done is exceptional anywhere and near impossible in Nigeria’s limiting socio-political space for anyone, never-mind a woman who does not have generational wealth or any male benevolence to build from.

You are the only one I know of, who has managed despite all of those factors to build a non-patronage,-non-nepotic, non-violence negotiated,  self actualised power base with the potential, capacity and resources to build an empire which will transform Nigeria’s media industry with reverberating effects across Africa echoed around the world.” – part of an email from a mentor to me that gladdened my heart and I just had to share. Nothing beats encouraging and kind words from someone you look up to. Words like this make you never want to quit no matter how tired you get because you know there are so many people rooting for you and others looking up to you.

So excited about the future. #theresnostoppingthiswoman. #myoffice. #bekindtoothers. #encouragepeople. LiTV launch May 22nd

<script async src=”//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js”></script>
<script>
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({
google_ad_client: “ca-pub-8315401619257706”,
enable_page_level_ads: true
});
</script>

Read More
AdorableCreativityEconomyEducation

Nigerian Ladies considered most likely to be entrepreneurs than their U.S counterparts.

askdamz-1525084350455

Contrary to what our Leaders are doing to us, the world now considers the Nigerian woman four times as like to be an entrepreneur than a woman in the U.S. The urge for  independence of a Nigerian woman is being felt in her day to day activity, her urge to better herself,  her need to make her own money and become a sustainable system to her own self. The Nigerian woman now draws power from the insufficiency of the society and the people she once considered her backbone and a saving grace. The moment she realised that she was and still is actually a lot stronger    than she was made to believe, she picked up her load, not without doubt, and fought her way up.

The weird thing is, most men don’t have any other thing to bring to the table except money. When a man realises that you can provide your own money for yourself,  the are disoriented because they don’t know what else they can give to you. They feel  threatened because you have taken up the only responsibility they were told all their lives that belonged to them. Their love is not constant because they were not built to be like that unlike he women. So men are climbing down the ladder of responsibility and giving up their birth right to women who in turn dont need them any longer.

Long live the Nigerian woman.

<script async src=”//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js”></script>
<script>
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({
google_ad_client: “ca-pub-8315401619257706”,
enable_page_level_ads: true
});
</script>

Read More
AgricultureEconomy

“Shift your attention away from Oil” Bill Gates tells Buhari.

Dangote-Gates-Buhari-1

One of the richest men, and according to astonished Nigerians, the most important person at FATIMA Dangote’s wedding Bill Gates, has realistically advised the federal Government in the person of President Muhammad Buhari, to take its non creative eyes away from oil, and try to increase investment in the Agricultural sector to stabilize the revenue that is to be generated from it, yo improve the Country.

Bill Gates gave this advice at the special session of the National Economic Council meeting focused on human capital development held Thursday at the Banquet hall, Presidential villa, Abuja. Which was attended by the Vice President of the Country, Yemi Osinbajo, who happens to be the chairman of NEC, some Governors and Ministers, the CBN Governor, and the richest African/Nigerian man Aliko Dangote, and other development partners.

According to him, only four per cent of Nigerian farmers currently have loans to grow their business and this is unacceptable especially in a country where the sector accounted for a large proportion of the Country’s GDP, and during the oil price collapse and recession, helped cushion the economy.

He however lamented that the sector is not growing as it ought to,and many small scale farmers still lack access to loans that can assist with the expansion of their businesses.

Mr. Gates said the sector still has a lot of potential to grow but pointed out that what is hindering the growth is that majority of Nigerian smallholder farmers lack access to the seeds, fertilizer and training they need to be more productive.

“… Healthy people need opportunities to thrive and one of the most important of these opportunities is agriculture, the sector that nourishes Nigerians and supports half the population especially the poorest,” he said.

Mr. Gates said lack of access to finance is one of the barriers that continues to prevent smallholders from thriving.

“Where three quarters of people have mobile phones, digital financial services can offer the potential to boost the economy from top to bottom. Right now more than 50 million Nigerian adults are at the whim of chance and the informal economy. With access to digital financial tools, they can cope better with disaster that threatens to wipe them out, build assets and a credit history and gradually lift themselves out of poverty,” he said.

Mr. Gates urged the government to consider the impact this would have on businesses.

He said of the 37 million micro, small and medium enterprises in Nigeria, more than 99 per cent are micro and their lack of access to finance is a leading reason why their businesses cannot grow.

He said estimates reveals that digital financial services will create a 12.4 per cent increase in Nigeria’s GDP by 2025. Meanwhile, oil accounts for about 10 per cent of Nigeria’s GDP.

“Imagine adding another oil sector and then some of the economy, but one whose benefit spread far and wide and would reach almost every single Nigerian. There is another benefit to digital financial services that will make everything I’m urging you to do much easier. It will vastly improve the government’s ability to tax and spend efficiently.”

He commended the government for “some effort to fill these gaps”, with more investment and series of smart policies to encourage private sector investment.

He urged the government to do more because “these reforms lay the foundation for a booming agricultural sector that feeds the country, helps end chronic malnutrition and lift up tens of millions of smallholder farmers”.

The Vice President, in his remark said not only is the government aware of these issues raised, but it is prepared to take the challenges outlined head-on.

Mr. Osinbajo said the government in 2016 launched a Social Investment Programme comprising a job scheme for unemployed graduates, a feeding programme for public primary schools, a micro-credit scheme for small businesses and a cash transfer scheme for the poorest and most vulnerable households.

Highlighting the successes of some of the programmes, Mr. Osinbajo said the school feeding programme currently serves over 7 million school children across 22 states.

“There are important educational and economic benefits in guaranteeing one hot meal a day to these children, it has pushed school enrollment rate upwards in many communities where it is being implemented, he said

Mr Osinbajo also said the N-power programme has also engaged 200,000 young Nigerians and will be scaled up to 500,000 this year.

He said the government is leveraging on the creativity and innovation of the young people to grow the healthcare and education sector.

Source: Premium times Nigeria

My Opinion

It is evident that the President doesn’t know how to develop an economy, only to discipline it. And that would be even important to us, if discipline alone could grow the economy. But it doesn’t, so a good listening to Bill Gates’ advice, would go a long way in helping the very hungry citizens of the Nation. This would have been a good advice for someone who is actually looking to develop the Country, but we can’t say for sure if this is the plan of our Government. No one assists the poor and striving citizens,  all attentions,favours, gifts,  go to the rich and powerful, who no longer need these things to survive.

<script async src=”//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js”></script>
<script>
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({
google_ad_client: “ca-pub-8315401619257706”,
enable_page_level_ads: true
});
</script>

Read More
EconomyHealthreals

The problem of ‘Nigerian churches and no free school’ has broken my heart for a long time.

We plan anyway

So I just heard a mind blowing story about he unbelievable, humongous, outrageous, incredibly high amount of dollars and Nairas creeping into the churches of Nigeria. I can’t even believe that with all these money mentioned, that these churches still have poor Members in them, like intensely poor members.  This is even harder for me to think that they don’t have free schools, homes for their members yet.  I tried to find the name of a free school for church that could be owned by these expensive churches. I have not been able to do that even uptill,.   This led to me sitting and reminiscing the life of the initial missionaries who brought the gospel to Africa. These guys had free schools for converts, which you can’t find now, free lunch for children  at school, and didn’t even have half as much charity as we have today. Charity has been funding churches, generous individuals of the society have been sponsoring the church, and wealthy members of theses churches including the poor ones who have been compelled just to have s good sense of belonging. But the rich have so far, been kind enough to donate huge sums of money to the church at every time the pastor asks.

We Will at least cut down on the poking done to churches if they can at least have free schools for members . Not the society this time around, just the children of members who clearly are struggle through live. I honestly would love to have this come to pass just for the poor I our midst who are either too shy to say, or too deep in the make believe world to say they need help. Because of the intense poverty eating deep into members of Christian-doom, I will really love for them to be at least considered.

Please don’t tell  your members that whenever they are going through a rough time, that they are being manipulated by the devil. That is a bid clear path to insincerity. We are all humans, which means that we will have trials and tribulations from life.

Statements like these have made it hard, and even stopped Christians who are going hard times, to confined in churches, which thereby stops them from being helped. If we were encouraged enough to run to the church when ever we are going  through a bad era of life like the pioneering churches did, then we won’t have this high number of poverty stricken people in the church, who are resolving to a life crime instead. Robbery, rituals, amongst others.

It is clear that most of these churches have a higher chances at closing down, than having a free school built for its suffering members. We don’t practice what we preach in this part of the world. we find it very easy to just talk from  now till tomorrow, telling people what they already know, instead of going to places  the gospel has not gotten to yet, who need the money for basic things of life like water, food, clothes, more than we need them for cars, aircrafts, and vacation. So, since we can’t have a free school,  How about we just drastically cut down the fees that these schools charge church members of the Society. What they charge Christians, and Jesus lovers of this world. Gullible members should please  get a grip and pay direct school fees to the needy, and the less previledge of our world.

<script async src=”//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js”></script>
<script>
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({
google_ad_client: “ca-pub-8315401619257706”,
enable_page_level_ads: true
});
</script>

Read More
1 3 4 5
Page 5 of 5
Obianuju Oriji
Let's collaborate
Powered by Dealspotr