Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Kuwayres air base liberated by Syrian forces!


Today the Syrian forces have liberated the Kuwayres airbase.  This is the first operational-level victory for the Syrian armed forces!  RT reports:

Elite Syrian army units have broken the siege of Kweires airbase, following weeks of intense fighting against Islamic State and other jihadist forces. The base, which opens up routes for offensives against Raqqa and Aleppo, had been encircled for nearly two years.
“We, the heroes of Kweires, are now celebrating this victory with our brothers,” a soldier told Syrian state television.

Kemi Adeosun, New Minister Of Finance


 President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mrs. Kemi Adeosun as the Minister of Finance. Adeosun succeeds Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala who is the immediate past Minister of Finance/Coordinating Minister of the Economy. Before her new appointment, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun was the Honourable State Commissioner for Finance in Ogun State. An investment banker and accountant with over 23 years experience gained in the United Kingdom and Nigeria, Kemi Adeosun is an Economics graduate and a member of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales, as well as Nigeria.

Five-year-old Girl Accuses Father’s Colleagues Of Rape

A five-year-old girl has accused five of her father’s colleagues of rape. The victim, it was learnt, was allegedly raped alongside her three-year-old sister.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the victims and their father, Ayodele Ekundayo, who is a driver at a cement factory, lived in the same compound with the suspects who all work in the same company.

It was learnt that the company, which is located in the Fagba area of Lagos State, provided accommodation for its employees.

Buhari's Big Ministerial Appointment Mistake

With the history of poor, erratic and unsteady power supply associated with past governments, even Maitama residents would be anticipating the APC trademark 'Change' to sweep across the ministry of power and somehow or anyhow solve the problem of nonexistent power supply in most parts of the country.

Union Faults Aviation Ministry Merger

The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) on Wednesday faulted the scrapping of the Ministry of Aviation by the Federal Government. The Assistant General-Secretary of NUATE, Mr. Olayinka Abioye, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

What's The Difference Between A Minister, Minister Of State and Perm Secretary?

NP folks, Please What's the Difference Between a Minister, Minister of State and Permanent secretary? Who has more discretionary power (Superior) between a Minister and Minister of State?

How To Register A Business In Nigeria

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As Fashola Bags Minister of Power , Works & Housing.. See why Buhari Chose him

Amid the inauguration of the new ministers today, Nigerians were on edge to know who will get what. After the minister assigns took their promise of office, the following thing was to know how the ministries would be distributed.

At the point when the president unveiled the ministers and their portfolios, the previous legislative head of Lagos got the lion’s offer as he was given a mix of three ministries, in particular power, works and housing.

Buhari picked Fashola as minister of power, works and housing for the following reasons


The former governor of Lagos state has always showed his passion for the progress of Nigeria. He believes in the project of a prosperous Nigeria. He proved this when he steered the ship of Lagos for eight years. He had always been at the forefront of Nigeria growing and developing to become the toast of other African countries where investors will come to establish companies and industries.



The new minister of power, works and housing is a person who never gets tired of whatever he sets his eyes to achieve. When he came in as governor of Lagos state in 2007, his hair was black. However, after eight years in which he turned Lagos into the state to beat in Nigeria, his hair had all become grey. Likewise, Fashola executed many projects that Lagosians will ever be grateful to him for. Fashola never gets tired of working to get positive results.


Fashola is someone who brings new things on board. He used his intelligence to fashion out ways in which the internally generated revenue of Lagos state increased more than 100% while governor. He also came up with the Lagos state security trust fund, which assisted in reducing crime in the state.

The restructuring of the once notorious Oshodi under bridge during his first term as governor is what a good number of Lagosians will never forget in a hurry. Oshodi used to be a haven for all forms of crime, illegal human abode and large traffic jams before Fashola cleaned up the place.


The former governor of Lagos state never did things without making wide consultations and joining hands with people of like minds to bring progress to Lagos. He ensured that he implemented his predecessor’s idea for a Bus Rapid Transport System which eased the transportation problems of Lagosians. This is one of the things Fashola will bring to bear in his new assignment.


Before the president selected Fashola as a ministerial nominee, there was a lot of talk from some quarters that Buhari might drop him due to some powerful forces within the ruling All Progressives Congress working against his nomination. However, the president had other ideas. He had so much faith in Fashola. He believed he achieved so much when he governed Lagos state. Moreover, Buhari saw Fashola as a disciplined man just like himself who was ready to work assiduously.


Pro Biafra Seperatist: Buhari Pushing Igbo To Secede –Ezeife

FORMER governor of Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is pushing the South-East zone to contemplate seceding from Nigeria.
Ezeife observed that the current uprising in the South-East championed by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) was caused by President Buhari’s body language.
The former governor made the remarks yesterday in a telephone interview with the Daily Sun.
He said Buhari’s body language smacks of so much hatred for people of the South East, insisting that current activities by youths in the region is simply a reaction to the president’s indifference to the plight of people of the zone.

BIAFRA: Ohanaeze To Meet With Protesting Youths

South-East govs to meet in Enugu, Friday Protests continue in Port Harcourt, cause gridlock
Opportunity to restructure Nigeria –Ohanaeze youths ….Igbo leaders agree —Ikokwu
WORRIED by the increasing and dangerous dimension that the pro-Republic of Biafra protests are assuming, the umbrella body of Igbo socio-cultural organizations, Ohanaeze Ndigbo will meet with leaders of the protesting groups soon.

Pro-Biafra Separatists: Traders Count Losses As IPOB Shut Markets

IT began like a whirlwind that is now sweeping through the South East states and other states with significant Igbo population. Even though there presently appears to be a temporary lull, the dust raised is yet to settle. But that is not all. The one million protest march embarked upon by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, which shut down markets in most cities in the South-East, took a heavy toll on the dwindling economy of the affected states. The affected traders have also begun to count the losses suffered while the three-day protest lasted.

APC Reps Clash As Dogara, Gbajabiamila Move To Resolve Differences

An argument broke out between two members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Representatives yesterday over the issue of 96 standing committees.
Rep Aliyu Magaji (APC, Jigawa) who is a supporter of House Leader Femi Gbajabiamila and Rep Herman Hembe (APC, Benue), a loyalist of Speaker Yakubu Dogara nearly exchanged blows on their way to an APC caucus meeting at the National Assembly.
It was gathered that Hembe nearly slapped Magaji after the latter reportedly uttered something, which the former was not comfortable with.
It was gathered that the argument could have degenerated but for the quick intervention of some lawmakers around.

CBN Asks Banks To Continue BVN Registration.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had asked commercial banks in Nigeria to continue bank verification number (BVN) registration, regardless of the October 31 expiration.
Ibrahim Mu’azu, the bank’s director of communications, gave the directive on Tuesday, urging Nigerians to visit their banks to register for BVN.