AFRICAN MOTHERS: BE PATIENT WITH YOUR UNMARRIED DAUGHTERS

Happy Monday!!! It’s the first day of the week and I hope that we are all ready to grab the bull by the horns today. Speaking of grabbing the bull by the horns, I found an extremely well written article and wanted to share it with all of you. This article speaks to understanding and… [Continue Reading]

NIGERIA’S SUPER EAGLES TEAM WINS AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS

The curtain came down on the Orange Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) at the National Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday evening when Nigeria and Burkina Faso dueled to decide the champion team of Africa. After 94 minutes of action, the Super Eagles had secured their third Afcon title by a 1-0 margin. Vuvuzelas blared and… [Continue Reading]

NIGERIA’S SUPER EAGLES FOOTBALL TEAM LINEUP FOR NATIONS CUP IN SOUTH AFRICA

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel); Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheba, Israel); Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria) Defenders: Elderson Echiejile (SC Braga, Portugal); Juwon Oshaniwa (Ashdod FC, Israel); Joseph Yobo (Fenerbahce, Turkey); Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland); Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves, Nigeria); Kenneth Omeruo (ADO Den Haag, Netherlands); Godfrey Oboabona (Sunshine Stars, Nigeria) Midfielders:… [Continue Reading]

PORT HARCOURT, NIGERIA: OIL TANKER EXPLDES

I just saw online that an oil tanker exploded in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, yesterday. Port arcourt is one of Nigerias leading oil producing regions. This is sad news because further information from the event says the following there has been loss of life. These are the details: 2 killed, 8 injured, 11 vehicles, 4 motorcycles,… [Continue Reading]

LAGOS, NIGERIA: BOMB SCARE ON LAGOS BOUND AERO FLGHT

A passenger on board a Lagos bound Aero aircraft suspected to be of a strange character caused a bomb scare at the Port Harcourt International Airport on Friday, after he attempted to disembark from the plane which was at the point of taking off. The passenger’s action rose the suspicion of others on board who… [Continue Reading]

NIGERIA FLOODS KILL HUNDREDS AND DISPLACES MILLIONS

Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency says 363 people died over months of flooding across the West African nation and 2.1 million others were displaced. The agency made the announcement Monday as Nigeria’s annual rainy season is coming to an end. The report covered July through the end of October. The agency said Adamawa and Kogi… [Continue Reading]

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MY FAMILY IN NIGERIA AND IN AMERICA

It is Christmas day, the 25th day of December. Where are you celebrating Christmas this year? The holiday season is a perfect time to spend time with family. Most offices are closed and school is out. Everyone is on holiday. Things are at a stand still until after new year’s day. You have no excuse… [Continue Reading]

MUBI, ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA: GUNMEN KILL 25 STUDENTS AT FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC

At the rate at which Nigerian students and indeed Nigerian youth are being killed, the life expectancy is going to sharply drop. This is nuts!! An attack that killed 25 people, mostly students, at a Nigerian school Monday night appeared to be “an inside job” in which the gunmen called out the names of their… [Continue Reading]

OLYMPICS: WHY AFRICAN ATHLETES FELL BY THE WAYSIDE

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) — Two weeks ago I visited the Africa Village at London’s Kensington Gardens, to appear on a radio show being broadcast from there. After the interview, I lingered, wandering around the national stands, savoring the Nigerian hip-hop that blared from the speakers. I stood in line to receive an inscription — carefully… [Continue Reading]

SEUBOW, NIGERIAN BOY BEATEN TO DEATH BY HIS MOM FOR STEALING LESS THAN 50 CENTS

Tragedy struck at 8, Amosu Street, Ijegun, Lagos, on Sunday as a woman identified simply as Iya Anu, allegedly beat her foster son, Seubow, to death for allegedly stealing N50. It was learnt that Iya Anu, a mother of four, usually inflicted injuries on Seubow, her husband’s nephew and her children whenever they erred. Trouble… [Continue Reading]

KOGI STATE, NIGERIA: GUNMEN STORM CHURCH AND KILL 16 PEOPLE

Approximately sixteen people were killed this evening when gun men opened fire on a congregation of worshippers in the commercial city of Okene in kogi State. Eye witnesses reported that the the incident happened at the Deeper Life church in the town along the Abuja Lokoja Okene road very close to the State College of… [Continue Reading]

MORE HEAVY RAINS KILLS 21 IN JOS, NIGERIA

Heavy rains in central Nigeria triggered a flood that washed away houses and killed at least 21 people, government officials said Monday. Another 35 people are missing, according to the National Emergency Management Agency. Search-and-rescue operations are under way in the Gangare and Rikkos areas of Jos, a city in central Nigeria, the agency said…. [Continue Reading]

EXPLODING CELL PHONE ELECTROCUTION DEATH: DO YOU BELIEVE THIS?

A few days ago, a person was recharging his mobile phone at home. … Just at that time a call came in and he answered it with the charging Instrument still connected to the outlet. After a few seconds electricity flowed into the cell phone unrestrained and the young man was thrown to the floor… [Continue Reading]

NIGERIAN BASKETBALL TEAM QUALIFIES FOR FIRST OLYMPICS IN LONDON 2012

Nigerian will make their Olympic basketball debut in London after beating the Dominican Republic 88-73 in the decisive qualifier on Sunday. Having arrived in Venezuela as complete underdogs in the 12-team tournament offering three London berths, Nigeria completed their memorable campaign with a resounding victory over the Dominicans – another surprise package. Apart from the west African… [Continue Reading]

ATTACKERS KILL NINE IN MAIDUGRI, NIGERIA

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Attackers slit the throats of at least nine construction workers on Monday in Maiduguri, the northeast Nigerian birthplace of an Islamist insurgency, the army said. No one claimed responsibility for the attack and the army did not say who was to blame. Soldiers found the nine bodies in a construction workers’… [Continue Reading]

NIGERIA, A RUGGED ROAD TO HIGH RETURNS

Bomb blasts, gun attacks, airline crashes, kidnappings, industrial-scale oil theft, armed robberies and fraud costing billions of dollars. Such things might give pause to anyone thinking of opening a business. In Nigeria, they happen with alarming frequency, and yet investors just keep coming. The reasons are many: alluring returns in this high-risk frontier market; a… [Continue Reading]

PICTURES: SEVERE FLOODING IN LAGOS,NIGERIA CAUSED BY HEAVY RAINS

Residents of Lagos State were, yesterday, enveloped by flood following heavy downpour that started Wednesday night. A number of houses and roads were submerged by the flood caused by the rain that lasted several hours. Sections of Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway were cut off on both sides by the flood, leading to a gridlock. Lagos yesterday —… [Continue Reading]

HIGH VOLTAGE CABLE FALLS, ELECTROCUTES SHOPPERS IN IBADAN, NIGERIA

Tragedy struck at the Apata market in Ibadan yesterday when seven persons, including a pregnant woman and a nursing mother, were instantly killed when a live high tension power cable of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) suddenly cut off and fell on traders at the ever busy market. The incident, which occurred at… [Continue Reading]

FACE OF TERROR IN NIGERIA: MAN BEHIND BOKO HARAM BOMBINGS

The man in the picture is Boko Haram Kingpin and mastermind of the three deadliest bombings in the history of Nigeria.The bombing at UN HQ that killed over 30 people. Police Headquarters in Abuja and the Maddala Catholic Church bombing in Niger State that killed more than 40 people.Ex soldier Habib Bama was declared wanted by the State Security… [Continue Reading]

NIGERIAN FILM MARKETERS BAN GHANA’S GHOLLYWOOD MOVIE DISTRIBUTION IN NIGERIA

SPECULATIONS are rife that the once harmonious relationship between the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood and its counterpart, Ghana’s Ghollywood,is currently under threat as the movie marketers under the aegis of Film, Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (FVPMAN) has placed embargo  on Ghanaian films with effect from the end of this month. The association… [Continue Reading]

BRAZIL FOOTBALL TEAM REFUSES TO PLAY EAGLES IN NIGERIA DUE TO BOKO HARAM ATTACKS

The activities of terror group, Boko Haram, in northern Nigeria have denied the Super Eagles of a high-profile friendly against Brazil. The Eagles were due to play the former world champions in Nigeria during a FIFA window in September but the recent bombings in some northern states forced the Brazilians to reconsider their proposed visit… [Continue Reading]

PLEASE WATCH AND SHARE NGO OKAFOR’S NEW MOVIE TRAILER – “THREE ROUNDS”

After shooting several hours of footage in Lagos and Enugu, Nigeria, we have produced a brand new (short) trailer for you to see. This new trailer shows the kids in Nigeria talking about their hopes and dreams and their need for help. I’m really happy with this cut of the trailer. I hope you do… [Continue Reading]

POPE BENEDICT XVI CALLS FOR PEACE: END THE VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA

Pope Benedict XVI has used his weekly address to an audience at the Vatican to call for an end to “terrorist attacks” against Christians in Nigeria. Suicide bombings of three churches in Kaduna state on Sunday, claimed by militant Islamist group Boko Haram, killed at least 16 people. Revenge attacks between Christians and Muslims in… [Continue Reading]

CORRUPTION ROCKS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN NIGERIA PAGEANT (MBGN): MISS WORLD DISQUALIFIES MBGN 2012 WINNER

Scandal has hit the MBGN 2012 as the winner Isabella Ayuk has been disqualified by Miss World organizers over her age. The organizers of The Mos Beautiful Girl In Nigeria Peagent are now doing a ton of damage control to clean things up. No doubt corruption is now a way of life in Nigeria and as… [Continue Reading]

KADUNA CHURCH BOMBINGS CAUSE RETALIATION FROM CHRISTIANS IN NIGERIA

A bomb has just been detonated at CKC Church Church very close to an army Barrack in Kaduna by  unidentified men, today. Reports coming in say that over five people have been certified dead. Update: Unconfirmed reports from Kaduna said a reprisal attack by christains against muslims have broken out in the Southern part of kaduna this morning… [Continue Reading]

HOT NEW VIDEO: P-SQUARE ft RICK ROSS – BEAUTIFUL ONYINYE (GIFT)

It’s a beautiful morning. I woke up and made my usual rounds to all the news outlets and blogs and I saw a post featuring the music video of a song by P-Square (one of the largest hip hop acts in not just Nigeria, but in Africa) featuring Rick Ross. This immediately grabbed my attention. I like a lot of the songs… [Continue Reading]

THE HUNT IS OVER: 3 YOUNG BOYS KIDNAPPED IN ABUJA, NIGERIA RESCUED BY TRACKING DEVICE

The kidnap nightmare of three young boys by their father’s driver in Abuja ended this afternoon with the rescue of the three boys unharmed in Makurdi ,Benue State. The rescue was executed by the Nigerian police through a tracking device that was also used to rescue kidnapped victims in Owerri and the little girl kidnapped in Enugu. The kidnappers… [Continue Reading]

CHURCH EXPLOSION IN JOS, NIGERIA: 5 KILLED AND 48 INJURED

Jos, Nigeria (CNN) — At least five people were killed in a car bomb blast that leveled a church in Jos, Nigeria, during services Sunday. The attack injured at least 48 people, hospital officials said. Witnesses said a suicide car bomber drove toward several churches in the area before plowing into the Christ Chosen Church of… [Continue Reading]

UPDATE: CHRIS OBODO’S ABDUCTORS SEEK 150 THOUSAND EUROS

I have received some updates on the kidnapping of football player, Chris Obodo. I now have clearer details of the situation. The kidnappers have also made ransom demands. Read more… Nigerian Super Eagles midfielder and Udinese Calcio of Italy player, Christian Obodo, was kidnapped in his hometown of Warri, Delta State today. The 28 year… [Continue Reading]

NIGERIAN SUPER EAGLES AND UDINESE FOOTBALL PLAYER, CHRIS OBODO KIDNAPPED IN WARRI, NIGERIA

Reports say that Super Eagles  and Udinese Italy player Christain Obodo was kidnapped this morning in his home in his hometown Effurum, Warri in Delta State, Nigeria. Though the details of the kidnap are still sketchy and not fully confirmed, it was gathered that the football/soccer player was on holiday in Nigeria after the end… [Continue Reading]