Nigeria’s Oil To Finish in 41 Years

Nigeria’s oil reserve will be depleted in 41 years, according to a World Bank Group’s twice-yearly analysis of the issues shaping Africa’s economic prospects called Africa’s pulse.
The report which was presented by the World Bank’s chief economist for Africa, Shantayanan Devarajan, on Thursday said Nigeria’s and Angola’s oil reserves will be depleted in 41 and 21 years respectively.

“Nigeria, the largest regional producer, can keep supplying at 2011 levels for another 41 years, while Angola, the second largest producer in the region, has about 21 years remaining at current production levels before its known reserves are depleted.

“Given the size of these reserves, it is likely that the dependence on oil resources in these countries are likely to continue in the near to medium term. Production in newly oil-rich countries such as Ghana and Uganda could also last for several years.”

According to the World bank’s chief economist, Mineral wealth in African countries including Nigeria don’t translate to prosperity because the money accruing from it doesn’t pass through the citizens, and the citizens don’t see the wealth as theirs.

A Mother Narrates To Court How their Pastor Slept With Her 14 Year Old Daughter In The Name Of Deliverance.

One Mrs Ngozi Offor yesterday told an Abuja Chief Magistrate Court how Senior Pastor Basil Princewill of Mountain Movers Fire Ministry allegedly defiled her 14-year-old daughter (names withheld) and made her undergo an abortion after she became pregnant.

The pastor, Apostle Basil Princewill and Pauline Okoh were charged with criminal conspiracy, impersonation, intimidation, force and assault, which are offences contrary to Sections 97, 179, 397 (B) and 268 of the Penal Code.
The woman, who was led in evidence by Prosecutor Bulus Samuel, said her daughter told her that the pastor invited her for a deliverance exercise and requested for oil as well as handkerchief. She alleged that on the appointed day, the pastor asked her daughter to undress and when she tried to protest, he slapped her.

“He is feared so much in the church and known as papa,” the mother said. She alleged further that the pastor poured oil on her daughter and told her that the next part of the exercise is supposed to be performed by her husband but since she does not have one, he will represent him.
“He undressed himself and put a handkerchief on my daughter’s head, which made her dumb before having carnal knowledge of her,” the mother alleged.

She said when the pastor discovered that her daughter had missed her period; he made her undergo an abortion. The woman also told the court that people in the church thaught the pastor was a lawyer because he usually writes in his fliers, almanac and books that he read law and philosophy. A copy of the flier and almanac were tendered as exhibits in the court.
When the prosecutor then sought to know whether the woman had the original copy of the medical report in court, she said photocopies were submitted to the police while the original was at home. The prosecutor then sought for adjournment in the case so that the victim’s mother can tender the required documents, which were not in her possession in court.
The defense counsel objected to the request and urged the court to compel the prosecutor to tell the court the nature of the document. He said the prosecutor ought to have been prepared for his case, adding that the document from the evidence is a scan test certificate that should be presented by a medical doctor.

Mubi Update: “We could have alerted some of those that were killed if their was Network”

Survivors of an attack that killed at least 22 college students in Nigeria’s northeast say sabotaged phone lines prevented them from warning friends that could have saved lives.

A student of the Federal Polytechnic Mubi, said Friday only one mobile phone network was working in the northeastern town of Mubi and that it was congested.
He said: “We could maybe have alerted some of those that were killed if the networks weren’t down.”
Student Danjuma Aiso said he could hear gunshots for five hours.
Police say 22 students and three others were killed.

The killings came a month after Boko Haram, attacked phone masts in Nigeria’s northeast that crippled communications in the violence-torn region.

Robert Pattinson Named World’s Most Sexiest Man

 This Hollywood hunk has now been given a boost as he has been named the world’s sexiest man for the fourth year running by Britain’s Glamour magazine.
The twilight star actor even managed to beat some of Hollywood’s most desirable men in this year’s rundown of Glamour’s list of the sexiest men.
After Robert, fellow British actor and Avengers Assemble star Tom Hiddleston is second, followed by Pirates of the Caribbean heartthrob Johnny Depp.
Prometheus star Michael Fassbender is fourth and Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch came in fifth place, up from 33 last year.
See the complete list of the top 20 world’s sexiest men below:
1) Robert Pattinson
 2) Tom Hiddleston
 3) Johnny Depp
 4) Michael Fassbender
 5) Benedict Cumberbatch
 6) Robert Downey Jr.
 7) Taylor Lautner
 8) Paul Wesley
 9) James McAvoy
 10) Henry Cavill
 11) Cory Monteith
 12) Ian Somerhalder
 13) Ed Westwick
 14) Alexander Skarsgard
 15) Joe Manganiello
 16) Danny O’Donoghue
 17) Ryan Gosling
 18) Christian Bale
 19) Chris Hemsworth
 20) Tom Hardy
The top 50 also includes David Tennant (39), Colin Firth (41), Doctor Who star Matt Smith (42), David Beckham (46), and Justin Bieber, who slips two places from last year to 49.


Man Caught Having Sex With Donkey

A man named Anayochukwu Okarih has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a donkey belonging to one Mrs Nnedi Moses of Umuhu, Eha-Amufu in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Eyewitnesses told reporters in Enugu that the suspect was handed over to the police after he was allegedly paraded naked around the town at the weekend.

Jonathan appoints new CDS, two service chiefs

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has appointed two new service chiefs and Chief of Defense Staff.
The appointments were announced on Thursday afternoon by presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati.
The new CDS is Vice Admiral O.S. Ibrahim from Kwara State.
The new Chief of Air Staff is Air Vice Marshall A.S. Badeh from Adamawa State while the Chief of Naval Staff is Rear Admiral D.J. Ezeoba from Delta State.
 The incumbent Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. O.A. Ihejirika, from Abia State, retains his position.
 Jonathan, according to the statement by Abati, thanked the outgoing service chiefs for their meritorious and commendable service to the nation and wished them well in their future endeavours.

Patience Jonathan discharged from German hospital

THE First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan has left the Horst Schmidt Klinik in Wiesbaden, Germany, where she was treated for an undisclosed ailment for about a month; she reportedly left the hospital two days ago.
Doctors at the Horst Schmidt Klinik in Wiesbaden last week were reported to have told the media they had been in touch with Nigerian officials on Patience’s condition.
“They wanted us to discharge Mrs. Patience Jonathan but we have notified the Nigerian government through its embassy here that we will not be able to discharge our patient at this time because her situation is not stable,” a doctor who did not want her name used said last Wednesday, adding: “We still need to monitor her very well before we can ask her to proceed on any long-distance trip.”

Traditional Rulers Exchanging Blows at the Police Station

Traditional rulers in Itori, Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State on Tuesday engaged each other in fisticuffs on the premises of the Divisional Police Headquarters in the area.
 Eyewitnesses said the monarchs, the Olu of Itori, Oba Akorede Akamo, and the Baale of Lapeleke, Chief Adisa Akinremi, were at the headquarters on the invitation of the Divisional Police Officer to resolve a dispute when the incident occurred.
It was learnt that Baale Akinremi had earlier lodged complaints with the police against Oba Akamo, whom he accused of disrupting a cultural ceremony organized by the people of Lapeleke on Monday night.
Oba Akamo, who was invited to the police to state his own side of the story, had gone to the police station when the incident occurred.


Man Shoots Masked Burglar in His Neighbour’s Apartment, Who Turns Out To Be His Son

The Connecticut state police said on Friday that a man responding to his sister’s call for help during an apparent burglary at her home next door, shot and killed a masked intruder who turned out to be his own teenage son.
15 year old Tyler Giuliano was wearing a ski mask and appeared to be armed when his father shot him on Thursday.
Lieutenant J. Paul Vance, a spokesman for the Connecticut State Police said, Tyler’s aunt who lives next door had called his dad around 1a.m. to report someone trying to break into her home. The father went over to investigate and had to shoot the masked person that approached him as he was dressed entirely in black and was holding a shiny object.

Late Fela Kuti Gets Verified On Twitter

The legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti had his account verified recently in what many would refer to as twitter for ghosts.
 His account @Felakuti was opened 3years ago and has over 3000 followers. Obviously a legend will always be a legend for life, even after death.

FG uncover over 2000 transformers hidden by PHCN officials

More than 2000 transformers hoarded by electricity officials were discovered by the Minister of State for Power, Darius Ishaku during a visit to Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) Central Stores at Shogunle, Lagos.

 The minister said that he was shocked that items needed for effective transmission and distribution of power were lying idle while consumers were complaining of damaged transformers, and ordered that all 33/11kv transformers, transformers panels, oils and other power equipment should be allocated to every part of the country that needed them within the next two weeks.

American Idol Producers Forced To Cancel Auditions Over Carey And Minaj War Of Words

Nicki Minaj is said to have threatened Mariah Carey after her American Idol co-star called her a ‘b****’ – it is now being claimed.
Show bosses cancelled filming in Charlotte, North Carolina for the day on Tuesday after a huge blow up between the pair where Nicki allegedly threatened and swore at Mariah.
But witnesses insist Hero hitmaker Mariah started it, according to reports. A source told mouthtoears.com: ‘Nicki Minaj walked off of set because Mariah Carey kept making jabs at her.
‘Nicki’s manager and team convinced her to come back to the show. Mariah kept at it and called Nicki a b**** and then proceeded to cuss her out. Producers had to stop filming and call it a night.’
It was previously reported how Nicki fumed she was sick of her co-star’s ‘f*****g highness’.
Their fellow panellists Keith Urban and Randy Jackson were caught in the middle of the row, according to TMZ, which is running a video of the row, where Nicki can be heard ranting at Mariah.
A source told the website: ‘[Nicki said to Mariah] ‘I’m gonna knock you out’ – although this was not caught on

Lagbaja: The Face Behind The Mask Revealed

Since 1993, fans of Afrobeat star, Lagbaja had been wondering what he looked like behind the mask, but a photo that recently leaked online would have given answers to a question of nineteen years.
According to Lagbaja, his mask is used as an icon of man’s facelessness. Lagbaja is a Yoruba word that means “nobody in particular”. It depicts the anonymity of the so-called “common man”. The mask and the name symbolize the faceless, the voiceless in the society, particularly in Africa.
He has always said the man behind the mask is Bisade Ologunde, and the masked man is Lagbaja. Now fans can see both men.


Obasanjo Should be Tried for treason – SNG

FOR ceding Nigerian territory to another country without legislative approval, Save Nigeria Group, SNG, has called for the trial of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his accomplices for treason against the people of Nigeria.

It said President Goodluck Jonathan should face the same fate if he refuses to appeal the International Court for Justice, ICJ, judgment on Bakassi.

Meanwhile,  with few days to the expiration of the window allowed by ICJ for Nigeria to appeal the decision ceding Bakassi peninsula to Cameroun,  National Coordinator of South-South Ideological Forum, Mr.Goodnews Eichie, has called on President Jonathan to immediately appeal against the decision in view of recent facts emerging that the peninsula belongs to the country.

He said: “The President should immediately appeal against the ICJ ruling ceding Bakassi to Cameroun in exercise of his fundamental functions and oath of office, which he swore to defend the territorial integrity of Nigeria and because not doing so is not carrying out his duties as reflected in the oath he took.”

Scientist recommends sweet potato flour as alternative to wheat

Rwandan Agricultural Scientist, Mr Kirimi Sindi, has advised African countries to use sweet potato flour for confectioneries as an alternative to wheat.

Sindi, in a paper presented at the 16th Triennial Symposium of International Society for Tropical and Root Crops, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, noted that sweet potato is rich in Vitamin A. His paper was entitled What is the consumers’ perception of bakery products made with Vitamin A rich sweet potato and wheat?

The scientist said that the consumption of sweet potato could eliminate Vitamin A deficiency common in many parts of the continent. “Sweet potato is better than wheat because it is cheaper while imported wheat is costly,” Sindi said. He explained that Africa had many local alternatives to wheat flour that could reduce the cost of producing confectioneries.

According to him, flour made from potato and cassava can be used to bake bread, doughnut, biscuits and cakes, reducing production cost by 15 per cent.

Sindi said that a study, conducted by himself and four other researchers in Rwanda showed that confectioneries, made a combination of sweet potato flour and wheat, tasted better.

Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon Speaks On Nigeria’s Independence Celebrations

Our Eloquente Honourable has this to say to us as we celebrate our Independence.

“As we celebrate our flag and shambolic autarky at 52, we must realize that Nigeria is still more of a geographic contrivance as has been rightly posited by Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Not with our centrifugal excrescences preponderating over our centripetal proclivities. It’s a matter for mental pabulum that we are daily drifting into our ethnic cocoons. We still remain one country with disparate ethnic agendas and I can say it for the umpteenth time again that we must sit down in a sovereign national colloquy to discuss the basis for our nationhood. Anything short of this is just vacuous scahiamachy"

Hehe .............. Things no longer at ease.


Independence Day Unrest → Gunmen Blows up Hotel Building, Killing Two Policemen

Residents of Abor Akuzor, Umusoime, Nkpor in Anambra State apparently did not have a peaceful Independence Day celebration as some gunmen on Monday shot and killed two policemen on patrol in the neighborhood. Some other policemen were also injured during the incident.
The gunmen were also said to have led some people to destroy part of a hotel building under construction in the area. The building, which allegedly belongs to the Chairman of Abor Akuzor kindred, Chief Okechukwu Nwafoagu, was a mega hotel and it was believed that the hoodlums used explosives suspected to be dynamite to destroy the structure.

Boko Haram Declares war on govt officials’ Wives.

The Islamic insurgent group, Jama’atu ahlis sunnah lil daawati wal jihad, popularly known as Boko Haram, has declared war on Northern leaders, governors and government officials.
A video recorded in Hausa language by its leader Abubakar Shekau,was posted on YouTube, the group said it would begin to target the leaders.
“This message is for those in authority (emirs, governors, and government officials). Wallahi you have no resting place again and no resting time again, either we are here or we are not,” the group said.
Shekau did not elaborate on the group’s reason for deciding to target Northern leaders, but said “you (the Northern leaders) have messed up yourselves and you have messed up your own situation.”
The insurgents also condemned what they described as the lies of negotiations with government officials. Shekau said his group was not negotiating and had no plans to negotiate with the government.
“The claim that we are negotiating with the state is untrue, that is the figment of their imagination.” He said: “We are not in dialogue with anyone, but this seems to feed their taste or their appetite for disinformation.”
While denying peace negotiation, the Boko Haram leader admitted that some of their members had been killed by security operatives.
“All I can confirm is that they are killing us rather than dialoguing with us,” he said.
Shekau also accused the security operatives of targeting female members of the sect. He alleged that the women are tortured after incarceration by security agencies.

Man chain Son and Abandons Him in the forest to Die.

The little boy was said to have been found crying inside bush near a river in Okpuno Awka on the 29th Sept 2012 by the community security service during the sanitation exercise. His legs were bound in chains and locked with a padlock.

Nigerians Bombard Hong Kong Billionaire’s Lesbian Daughter With Marriage Offers

Gigi Chao, daughter of property tycoon Cecil Chao, entered a civil partnership with her girlfriend of seven years in a ceremony in Paris five months ago.
But Mr Chao, 76, has told the South China Morning Post that reports of his daughter’s civil ceremony were “false “and  announced that he will offer HK$500 million in dowry to any Man who will win his daughters’ heart.
Speaking on Thursday Ms Chao, 33, said she had received about 200 proposals and that the number of people following her on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook had jumped by 1,500 since her father’s announcement.


A Christian attempting to board Hajj flight Caught → Police

A 29-year old, Plateau state-born teacher, Lohnan Joseph, has been intercepted while trying to board a Saudi Arabia bound flight at Sultan Abubakar III International Airport, Sokoto on Sunday.
Joseph, a Christian and a former teacher at Global Kids Academy, Sokoto, was said to have joined the screening line of Zamfara State intending pilgrims, who were about to board the flight in the early hours of Sunday.
Speaking to newsmen, Alhaji Mukhtari Lugga, the Zamfara Commissioner for Environment and one of the state’s Hajj officials, who was among the people who spotted and consequently intercepted the suspect, said that “Joseph just came from nowhere and joined their line during the screening.”
“He was easily identified as an alien among them because he was not wearing the uniform. This was what drew our attention to him and we quickly notified the police who came and picked him up for interrogation.”
Lugga said that 40 pieces of 10,000 France Franc, eight pieces of 5,000 France Franc, one piece of 1,000 France Franc and N610 in different denominations were found in his possession as well as his personal belongings and credentials concealed in a black bag.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry Becomes America’s Best

The former Gunners hitman, 35, scored one and had a hand in THREE other goals.
He set the seal on an imperious display with an outrageous chip and the striker has now scored 14 goals in 21 starts this term, adding another 12 assists for the Red Bulls.

photo of the day

oops! what is going on here......... hehe

Why I Can’t Solve Nigeria’s Problems Alone →Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said he could not single-handedly surmount the challenges confronting the nation.
 Jonathan, at an interdenominational church service to mark the 52nd independence anniversary of the nation at the National Christian Centre, Abuja, stated that only the collective efforts of all would take the country forward.
He expressed the conviction that the problems of the nation would soon become things of the past. The theme of the service was “The weapons of our warfare are not carnal.”
The President said

3 Out of 10 Nigerian Men Are Not Fathers of Their Kids →DNA Expert

Married men really need to closely watch our events play out in their homes, especially with regards to the activities of their wives (leading to pregnancy), if this latest revelation by a DNA expert in Nigeria is anything to go by.

How paternity testing is becoming an issue in Nigeria...
 We have seen that there is serious need for it because in many homes things are happening that are scary both to the lives of children and their parents. And for the general statistics that is now available, it is found that three out of every ten men are not the fathers of their babies.
 Similarly, three out of every ten children are not fathered by men they have seen as their biological fathers. What we have found out is that, anytime we take ten men, at least three of them eventually found that they are not the fathers of the children they call their own. And these men would have taken care of the children for all their lives.

Now, the global statistics is 100,000 out of every 300,000 men.
 But what we have found that is that the situation is higher in Nigeria than other places. For example in our laboratory here, 50 per cent of the cases comes out negative. And we also realised that majority of the first-borns are affected. You only need to be here to see big men cry like little kids and watch children weep in agony. It has been that bad. And I dare say it is becoming something every home must do and you may be quite surprised at the level of dastard revelation.
About thirty per cent of fathers are unknowingly bringing up children who are not biologically theirs. And it is suspected that this percentage may be on the increase due to sexual recklessness. According to recent trends in sexual health, especially in Nigeria, it was suggested that unprotected sex and multiple partners are comparatively common occurrences with a large proportion of conceptions still unplanned. So, more than half, that is, 50 per cent of all paternity tests carried out by our lab comes out negative and the most affected are first-borns, except in a few cases.

Photo: Why Abdulmutalab's Underwear Bomb Failed to Detornate

3 years after the failed attempt by a Nigerian, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, to detonate an explosive aboard a Northwest Flight 253 in the United States of America, facts have emerged why the explosive failed to go off.
Abdulmutallab, the son of one of Nigeria’s most prominent businessmen, has since been sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for his action.
 However, the FBI has revealed the reason why the explosives failed to go off over Detroit as planned on December 25th, 2009.
Two FBI agents, in a recent chat, said Umar confessed that he had worn the explosive underwear for three weeks in order to get used to it and make sure he could get it through security.

Senior Immigration Officer Working For Boko Haram has been Apprehended →JTF

The resolve of Nigeria's security agencies to flush out the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram from parts of the North, yielded more fruits culminating in the arrest of agents of the terrorist group in some paramilitary agencies
 Among those arrested in the latest onslaught was Ahmed Grema Mohammed, a top immigration officer whose confessions led to the arrest of others who have been carrying attacks on government officials across some States of the North.
 According to the Spokesman of the JTF, Lt. Colonel Sagir Musa, those already apprehended are some security personnel who have been carrying out attacks in Borno and Yobe which he said was a major breakthrough in their efforts at flushing out insiders in the security forces collaborating with the deadly groups.
 A Statement by Musa said that those arrested have confessed to being active members of the Boko Haram sect who joined the sect well before the 2009 crisis and received a lot of training in and outside the country.

How I Launder Billions For over 19 Powerful Nigerians→ Abubakar Tijani Sheriff

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a suspected bulk currency courier, Abubakar Tijani Sheriff, for attempting to smuggle $7million out of the country.
Converted at the rate of N156 to a dollar, the money totals N1.1 billion. The commission also said that the suspect had confessed to being a money courier for no fewer than twenty powerful individuals in the country.
 The 24-year-old, according to a statement from the commission, was arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos en route Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Sheriff is said to have been apprehended by EFCC operatives at the point of boarding a plane. The statement further said the suspect was being detained at the commission’s holding facility in Lagos, pending his arraignment in court.