Gay Nigerian, Kenny Brandmuse Says He Is Homesick But Scared Of Coming Home

In a post on his page, Kenny who is gay & also HIV positive wrote this:

“I’ve been very homesick lately. My desire to kneel beside my mom’s grave and lay her some wreath of beautiful flowers. To see my twin sister and pinch her fat cheeks while she criticizes everything I would easily think is good enough. Continue reading

“I Will Move Nigeria Forward Quickly” – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday told Nigerians in the Diaspora that his administration is currently working hard to correct the nation’s past mistakes.
He said he was determined to move the country forward as rapidly as possible. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke in Washington DC while granting audience to a group of Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in various professions in the United States. Continue reading

Finally, Senate Passes 2016 Budget

The National Assembly in Nigeria has passed the 2016 budget of 6.06 trillion Naira. The budget passed on Wednesday by the Senate and the House of Representatives was 17 billion Naira lower than the figure of 6.07 trillion Naira presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly in December. Continue reading

Prisoner Exchange: Ibori, Others To Complete Jail Terms In Nigeria

Nigerians serving jail terms in the United Kingdom will soon be transferred to Nigeria to complete their period, following an agreement signed yesterday between the Federal Government and the UK government. According to a top government source, former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, will be part of those that will be repatriated to complete their jail term in Nigeria. Ibori still has more than six months to stay in prison. Continue reading

Ghana Bans Goods From Nigeria And Other Countries

Ghana has prohibited some items from entry into its domain, following Nigeria’s foot steps that restricted 41 items from access to foreign exchange. Ghana however has placed a ban on some goods from being imported into the country.Ghanaian Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah stated yesterday that Ghana and Nigeria are said to account for some 68 per cent of the ECOWAS region’s Gross Domestic Product. Nigeria accounts for almost 10 per cent of Ghana’s foreign trade volume, whereas Ghana is listed as the 9th largest trade partner to Nigeria. Continue reading

House Of Reps To Begin Hearing On Alleged N1 Trn Rail Contract Scam

The House of Representatives will begin a hearing on an alleged N1 trillion rail contract scam tomorrow.Nigeria’s minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi as well as the Managing Director of Nigeria Railway Corporation, NRC, Seyi Sijuwade; former Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Mohammed Bello Haliru; and former Minister of Transport, Idris Umar, have all been invited to give testimonies at the hearing.

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God Has A Hand In Nigeria’s Current Economic Predicament – John Oyegun

National Chairman of APC, John Oyegun, says God has a hand in Nigeria’s current economic challenges. Read it below:

“I think God has a hand in the current economic predicament of the country. Imagine the sudden fall in the price of crude oil, the mainstay of the Nigerian economy, from its heights in 2014, averaging $112 per barrel down to the current price of $28 per barrel – lower than the $38 per barrel which the proposed 2016 budget is predicated on. It is an object lesson for us. It tells us that we must embrace radical change in our economic model,” he said.

Nigerian Players Don’t Deserve CAF Award – Austin Okocha

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Former captain of the Super Eagles, Austin Okocha, has said no Nigerian player deserved to be nominated for the CAF awards because the quality of Nigerian football had gone down drastically. Read it below

“I don’t think any of our players at this moment deserve to be there because we have been struggling. We must try to work hard to make sure that we will have one person in contention next time. Honestly speaking, we are going through a rough period, but there is nothing to be ashamed of. Continue reading

Netflix Goes Global, Now Available In Nigeria!

The World’s leading internet television company, Netflix has announced that it is expanding to about 130 companies around the world including Nigeria. According to the Press Release issued by the company, subscribers to Netflix service will be able to stream their series and catalogue of licensed TV shows and movies. Continue reading

Boko Haram Claims Responsibility for Abuja & Lagos Bombings

A screengrab taken on July 13, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau (C). The head of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists, Abubakar Shekau, has voiced support for the extremist Sunni Islamic State (IS) militant group, which has taken over large swathes of Iraq and Syria, in a new video seen on July 13. AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM

The head of Nigeria’s Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a bombing in the capital Abuja and an attack hours later in Lagos which the authorities tried to cover up, in a video obtained by AFP Sunday. In the 16-minute video, Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau also voices support for the extremist Sunni Islamic State (IS) militants who have taken over large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria. Continue reading

Boko Haram Abducts 20 Women Near Chibok – Reports

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram have reportedly abducted about 20 women near Chibok, the Borno State community where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped on April 14. The women, according to Bloomberg, a United States-based news agency, and The Guardian of London, were taken after the gunmen attacked a nomadic settlement known as Garkin Fulani at the weekend. Continue reading

Video: Would You Give Up Nigerian Citizenship In Exchange For N20M?

Check out this interesting video. Battabox ask Nigerians in Lagos if they’ll give up their Nigerian citizenship in exchange for N20M & their responses are hilarious. Watch the video above

Africa Fashion Week London Is Coming To Nigeria

According to Ronke Ademiluyi, the founder of AFW London – organisers of AFW Nigeria, “AFW Nigeria believes in emerging talents and our core aim is providing visibility platforms for new talents, who would otherwise not have the means to gather national attention and awareness of their own.”Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2014 - BellaNaija - March - 2014

Designers who believe their work has what it takes to compete in the market place and hope to grab a fair share of international market are invited to exhibit their designs at AFW Nigeria. Notable personalities that will grace the event are Chief Folusho Alakija, Abba Folawiwo, Chief Molade Okoya, Senator Daisy Danjuma, Hon. Abike Dabiri and other notable personalities. Continue reading

Centenary Award To Abacha Not unlawful –Presidency

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 A cross section of Nigerians had questioned the government for honouring some controversial recipients, one of whom was Abacha. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, who defended the posthumous award given to Abacha during Nigeria’s centenary celebration last week, said that the award was not meant to celebrate moral virtues.

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p style=”text-align:left;”>Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, even rejected his nomination for the centenary award, saying he could not share the award with Abacha, who he described as a “murderer and thief of no redeeming quality”. Continue reading