Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Buhari presents 2017 budget to National Assembly nextweek

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, at the floor of the upper chamber on Tuesday in Abuja, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will present the 2017 budget proposal to the National Assembly on Dec. 14.

This is contained in a letter to the Senate and read by Dr. Saraki. The letter reads: “I crave the indulgence of the National Assembly to grant me the 10.00 hours on Wednesday Dec. 14, to formally address a joint session of the National Assembly on the 2017 budget proposal.’’

The president will also address the joint session on plan to get the country out of recession.
“Please extend, Mr Senate President the assurances of my highest regards to the distinguished senators as I look forward to addressing the joint session.”

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Check Out The Photos Of JAB Model Of The Week

Wonderful and beautiful personality, Josephine Adudu is the JAB model of this week. She is a Beauty Therapists who is an experts in therapeutic facial and body care, with a strong understanding of key body systems, skin biology, anatomy and cosmetic chemistry.

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Obama to deliver speech defending his counterterrorism fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will make the case on Tuesday that his counterterrorism policies have helped protect Americans from evolving international threats as he prepares to hand over the White House to a successor who has been critical of his approach.

Obama will deliver his final major speech on national security as president at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.

He will argue that his administration has been successful in building coalitions and working with local governments to take out militant leaders and disrupt Islamic State and other groups without overextending the U.S. military, the White House said.

"This represents a more sustainable approach ... one where we had a limited number of U.S. forces on the ground," White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said on a call with reporters.

Some counterterrorism experts have pointed to the rise of Islamic State as an example of Obama being too slow to respond to an emerging threat.

While the United States has been successful in killing some key militant leaders, Obama's "legacy has been tarnished by the way terrorist groups have regenerated and strengthened in the latter parts of his presidency," said Robin Simcox, a fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

Republican President-elect Donald Trump referred to Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as the "co-founders" of Islamic State during the presidential campaign, blaming them for the initial spread of the militant group.

Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, has chided Obama for not speaking out more bluntly against "radical Islam." He has also voiced support for waterboarding captives.

Obama signed an executive order after taking office in January 2009 that banned waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques" or EITs. Such executive orders can be rescinded by a president's successors.

Many lawmakers and human rights groups have denounced waterboarding, an interrogation technique that simulates drowning, as torture.

Some former officials from President George W. Bush's administration and the CIA officials have defended waterboarding and other EITs, denying they are torture and saying they elicited valuable intelligence.

Rhodes said Obama's national security speech had been planned long before the Nov. 8 election and was not aimed specifically at the incoming Trump administration.

Rhodes said, however, that Obama would argue the administration's decision not to use waterboarding had actually improved national security.

"We've actually been strengthened because it's easier to get other nations to cooperate with us," Rhodes said.

Source: Reuters.


A 23-year-old Nigerian entrepreneur, Chris Kwekowe turned down a job offer to work as a software engineer at Microsoft, owned by the richest man in the world, Bill Gates, in order to begin his own start-up in Lagos.

The Lagos State University computer science graduate proudly revealed this to Bill Gates during a television interview for Africa’s brightest young entrepreneurs in August 2016.
Kwekowe, who won the 2015 Anzisha Prize which came with a $25,000 cheque, said he rejected the offer to build up his own startup, Slatecube– a website aimed at helping other young Nigerians find jobs.

“When I told him, Gates was intrigued and he smiled. After the programme, all the directors were like, ‘Dude, you mean you actually turned down a job at Microsoft and had the guts to tell Bill Gates?’

Kwekowe founded Slatecube with his brother Emerald, 20, in October 2014. The pair funded their efforts by freelancing as web designers and running a software solutions firm.

He said Slatecube seeks to solve that problem by nurturing the graduates through digital internships and so far, Slatecube has an 80% employment rate for its users. Companies that have used the platform, have saved over $100,000 in 2015 by hiring skilled, ready to work employees.

In a Facebook post published last August, Chris narrated in details of his meeting with Bill Gates:

“Oh yeah, I did meet with Bill Gates in Durban, South Africa where we had some candid discussion about everything – from his involvement with charitable causes in the continent, to how he makes time to be a great father for his kids. My favourite moments were watching his reaction after I told him I turned down job offers from Microsoft and the likes to pursue something more defining for me, and how Africa’s development depends more on sustainable investments in innovative social startups like Slatecube that solve some of the continent’s biggest problems, rather than donating entirely to charity organisations who end up requiring more financial injection to deal with the minutest of issues. Anyways, we’d be working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to make our value proposition at Slatecube a pan-African privilege. Soon, you’d rather be in demand across the globe, and engage in companies and projects that make you better, and suits your career goals. Nothing can really be better”

Monday, 5 December 2016

Ex-Super Eagles Striker Emmanuel Emenike Surprised Lover With A Customized iPhone.

Ex-Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike surprised lover and  ex-beauty Queen, Iheoma Nnadi with a new customized gold iPhone.

A very  excited Iheoma took to social media to share the good news. She wrote; “New customized gold iPhones it’s so freaking cuttteeeee!!!! What will happen when my surname changes in a bit ?? we will have to change my iPhone again ?haha #Saturdaysurprise #loveit #BAE #iheomannadi #29 I am just really excited to show you all and not stunting! ”

Nollywood Queen, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Unveils As The Brand Ambassador For NLPGA.

Nollywood  actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde was unveiled as the brand ambassador for the Nigeria Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (NLPGA) on December, 1, 2016.

Omotola spoke about the importance and benefits of educating millions of Nigerian women and families on the health hazards surrounding the use of firewood and even kerosene in preparing meals. “We must now reach out to more women and indeed families on the need to embrace the use of liquefied gas, which is cleaner, healthier, safer and even more cost effective”.

Dayo Adeshina, the President of NLPGA said; “Omotola is a great addition to the fight for renewable energy and total conversion to liquefied petroleum gas in Nigeria”.

Omotola would also be working with WINLPG (Women in LPG) as they introduce other women into the LPG world.

In attendance were bank executives and captains of the oil and gas industry. Among the speakers were Chairperson Board Of Directors, First Bank NigeriaIbukun Awosika; Vice President of Techno Oil, Nkechi Obi; CEO Banner Energy, Nuhu Yakubu; Cabana Group UK director, Nikky Brown; and member of the World LPG Association, Allison Abott.