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1  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Jobless Graduates Write Open Letter To President Jonathan on: 22-03-2014 04:17 AM

Our dear president,
We write this letter to you with great passion, and in a state of curiosity and concern. We understand your zeal as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to invest in the next generation of the country’s youths by presenting a budget that contains reasonable projects that are aimed at tackling the far-reaching malady of UNEMPLOYMENT in our beloved country, Nigeria.

But, it is so unfortunate that the unemployed graduates of Nigerian institutions of higher learning have no representatives at the ongoing National Conference. Having read the modalities of the National Conference and the components involved, we are convinced without prejudice or doubt, that our children would blame us if we fail to inform you, Mr. President, of the mockery of the committee as a result of misplaced priorities.
Mr. President Sir, the only common element which costs less, and can solve the myriad of problems faced by most Nigerians is EMPLOYMENT...

Unemployment is a big challenge in Nigeria, which over the years has represented a lost opportunity for national economic development. With the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) putting the current rate of unemployed Nigerians at 23.9 per cent, up from 21.1 per cent in 2010 and 19.7 per cent in 2009, the rising unemployment rate in Nigeria has in no small measure contributed to the continuous rise in social vices like terrorism, political thuggery, violence and even teenage pregnancies among youths in many parts of the country.

In view of these, the Association of Nigerian Graduates against Unemployment, an association of well cultured youths and intellectuals, was formed. We represent the frustrated and angry youths in the society, forced to act after going through the 492 political selections for the National Conference and noticing the deafening silence concerning unemployment and the unemployed.

We are happy you know, according to statements credited to you, that Nigerians are already talking about their national challenges through the print, electronic and social media and this is how we intend to make our voices heard.

The politicians will give the same answers and report only what they feel you would be comfortable hearing. The truth, Mr. President, is far from comfortable. What affects us is UNEMPLOYMENT, and we want you to take a critical look at the following issues:

1. Contract Staffing – This is in fact one of the biggest problems hindering graduates from getting jobs. Most of those assumed to be workers in most industries, firms and companies are in fact, not permanent staff. They are all under-employed and are also competing with fresh graduates for any available vacancy.
2. Age limit as a prerequisite for employment opportunities.
3. The issue of years of experience by several government ministries and parastatals.
4. Employment not being on merit.
5. Provision of social welfare for all unemployed graduates and more for the physically challenged graduates. (Return to the quota for each firm to employ, as a percentage of their total workforce, a specific percentage of physically challenged graduates)
Mr. President, from the various statistics we have from the National Bureau of Statistics, and other sources, the number of unemployed citizens ranges from 30 to 45 million, and that is about the population of five major cities in Nigeria. An average of 4.5 million graduates enter into the job market annually with no access to soft loans or any type of enabling environment coupled with epileptic power supply, even after the privatization of PHCN.

The “YouWin” programme is more like and very similar to the visa lottery game, where only lucky winners are empowered and only the families of public office holders and those in government get the little available jobs. We are citizens and should also be given access to enjoy social facilities like those in government e.g.
NHIS scheme. We are products of our society and we want to be treated equally like those in government.
We passed through various challenges and delays in school such as ASUU strikes, late school enrolment due to poverty and/or ignorance, bureaucratic arrangement in government, unfortunate policies and administrative problems.

Mr. President, we live in a country where people now sell jobs. Everyone had hitherto been quiet about this completely unacceptable and despicable act and it must be looked into. We are human capital, and this is by far, the greatest asset any country can have. We are worth more than the oil in the South-South or the pepper from the North. We cannot afford to sit down and watch ourselves waste away anymore.

Our dear president, we commend you for what has been done so far in addressing the issue of unemployment such as NDE, YouWin and others, but we are asking that you help us to help this nation and youth restiveness caused by unemployment by empowering us.

We are tired of running out of our fatherland to foreign countries and yet treated and addressed as third class citizens through Visa bonding and the rest, when our country is blessed.

The stakes are high now and we are using this opportunity to address the polity that this association is not a political movement or a violent sect. We are a pressure group crying out in splinters but with one voice for our needs in our country ,Nigeria. We denounce and disassociate ourselves from the methodologies of some home based terror groups/sects in the Northern part of Nigeria that have adopted violence and are unleashing carnage on the society in fighting their cause.
 However, it should not be forgotten that the problems of these Home Terror groups in the North started when their needs were not met, and with lots of anomalies in their society. Now it’s spiraling and all nations are called to join in securing the region. All we are saying is listen to our cries now and not when things go bad. We are accessible and open for discussions on how to forge ahead in addressing the problems of unemployment with your support.

Mr. President Sir, ignoring the points raised here can have unpleasant consequences. We implore you to urgently address these points to halt the steadily growing number of angry and frustrated unemployed graduates who may be tempted to channel their knowledge and energy into negativities. God bless you, sir, as we await your speedy response and God bless Nigeria.

By Ehis Abuya
National Coordinator, Association of Unemployed Graduates

2  Forum / The Buzz Central / Obesere set to shoot movie on rape scandal on: 22-03-2014 03:54 AM

Eclectic Fuji musician, Alhaji Abass Akande popularly known as Obesere has concluded  plans to shoot a blockbuster movie on rape. The Fuji singer who was recently hit by a rape scandal is taking the advantage of the situation by turning it into a film.

According to our findings, Obesere has written a script about rape and is currently shopping for artistes who will fit into the characters. It is not yet certain if the famous musician will be starring in the movie, but prominent artistes are sure to take the lead in the movie. Unconfirmed reports also have it that a total sum of N20 million has been budgeted for the project.

Further digs revealed that the movie is to expose men and women who blackmail people with rape scandal and to capture tricks and methods used by rapists. Explaining further, Obesere’s publicist, Deola Adeoti said, “the movie is targeted at unraveling the mystery behind the rape scandal.”

“A whole lot of things have been read and said about him in the past few weeks, but I think this movie will tell the world the plain truth,” he added.

3  Forum / The Buzz Central / Popular broadcaster and Yeni Kuti's ex husband Femi Segun dies on: 22-03-2014 03:44 AM

Popular broadcaster, PR guru, humanist, businessman, speaker, master compere, Yeni Kuti's ex husband and renowned writer, Mabel Segun's son, Femi Segun, has passed away. He died today at a Lagos hospital due to complications from multiple injuries he sustained from an accident he had with his powerbike last week Friday, March 14th. He's survived by wife and 2 daughters, Rolari & Fikemi.

Too sad. May his soul rest in peace...amen.

4  Forum / The Buzz Central / Chris Brown not eating, sleeping, going crazy in jail on: 22-03-2014 03:23 AM

Chris Brown is cracking under pressure according to tales from his time in lock-up...

Sources tell Hollywood Life
“It’s bad, all bad for Chris. He’s not doing well at all.”
“He’s not eating, not sleeping, and he’s out of his mind. He talks to himself. He’s tired and frustrated and feels like he’s trapped like a small hamster in a cage.”
“He only drinks water and the watered-down orange juice they give him. They slide him peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or bread with some five-year-old baloney, but he doesn’t eat that. He wouldn’t even let his dogs eat that. Chris is suffering. He’s going crazy. He has been stripped of everything. He doesn’t even have underwear on. He’s got nothing and no one.”

5  Forum / The Buzz Central / Breathtaking- Kim Kardashian finally lands Vogue Magazine cover with Kanye on: 21-03-2014 07:31 PM

Awww after fighting so hard to see his girl on the cover of vogue, it finally happened but as you see, they made her share it with Kanye...She has been on almost all covers and really wanted Vogue Magazine but they said she was too trashy for their 'elite ' magazine known as "The Fashion Bible"

Kanye did all he could to convince them, he even verbally attacked them saying Kim is the most beautiful woman inthe world and deserves to be on Vogue

Kanye is so inlove with Kim. See how he let her take centre stage..He has cleaned up her image

Another with North West below

6  Forum / The Buzz Central / Photos: Rihanna steps out in see-through skirt over pink underwear on: 21-03-2014 06:34 PM

Dear young girls of the world, this is not how to dress. Biko leave Rihanna and her antics..don't copy! The singer was photographed going to dinner last night wearing a completely see-through net skirt over a pair of bright pink underwear, paired with a stomach-baring white sweater. She looked stylish tho! Another up-close pic after the cut...

7  Forum / Politics / Reps Probe Petroleum Minister For N10billion Private Jet Expenses on: 21-03-2014 06:08 PM

The House of Representatives yesterday passed a resolution to probe the expenditures of the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Maduekwe, on a private jet she allegedly charters for private use and maintains with public funds.

According to the sponsor of the bill, Hon Samuel Adejare who represents Lagos State, the minister maintains the jet with 500,000euros or N130 million monthly

"Thus, in the last two years, the minister has committed at least N3.120bn to maintaining the private jet, which is used solely for her personal needs and those of her immediate family, which is an appalling act"he said. He said the frequent use of the Jet by the Minister and her family members has caused an estimated N10billion to be spent on it for maintenance, fuel, payment of crew members, hanger rentage and others.
In a unanimous vote, the house members adopted the resolution and mandated its committee on Public Accounts to investigate the matter and provide results within 3weeks.

In a related development, a member of the House, Hon Aminu Suleiman through a motion he presented to the house, revealed that the Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas NLNG had not remitted any of its generated revenue to the federation account since 2004 till date. The house committee on Natural Gas was directed to investigate the claims by Hon Aminu.

8  Forum / The Buzz Central / Hilarious Photos: Mr. Ibu And Eniola Badmus Engage In A Fight At School on: 21-03-2014 06:02 PM

Nollywood actor John Okafor popularly called Mr. Ibu and actress Eniola Badmus rock secondary school uniform in an upcoming movie.

See another photo below...

9  Forum / Sports / Arsenal Coach Arsene Wenger Rejects £100m Pay Increase on: 21-03-2014 05:56 PM

Arsenal Coach Arsene Wenger Rejects £100m Pay Increase
The Gunners boss has agreed to a two-year contract extension on the same terms as his current agreement - despite the offer of a substantial rise

The Gunners manager is set to formally sign a two-year extension that was agreed in principle with club chiefs last October.

Goal understands the fresh agreement will be on the same £7.5m-a-year (€9m) terms as Wenger’s current deal, after the Frenchman turned down the board's offer of a pay rise that would have lifted his basic salary to £8.5m-a-year plus bonuses.
It is believed that Wenger, who is the second-best paid manager in the Premier League after Jose Mourinho, felt that he is already well rewarded for his job.

However, the new deal will be supplemented by performance-related top-ups depending upon the team’s success. The Frenchman remains comfortably the top earner at the club, with his £145,000-a-week (€174,000) salary eclipsing that of Mesut Ozil, who earns £130,000 (€156,000) a week.

Wenger, who will take charge of his 1,000th match at the helm when Arsenal travel to title rivals Chelsea on Saturday, will extend his reign to a remarkable 20 years if his new deal is honoured, by which time he will be 66.

The key assistants include Wenger's long-standing ally Boro Primorac, assistant manager Steve Bould, first-team coach Neil Banfield, goalkeeper coach Gerry Peyton and fitness coach Tony Colbert.

Senior medical and technical staff have also agreed deals that run until 2016, while more junior members of Wenger's backroom team will remain on 12-month rolling contracts.

Arsenal have not yet announced the Frenchman's new deal and those of his backroom staff, but it is understood that the agreements are all in place and only need to be formally rubber-stamped.

Wenger retained the full backing of American owner Stan Kroenke and the rest of the board even when he came under more pressure last season from disgruntled supporters than at any point in his Arsenal career.

The Frenchman's position has been strengthened further by his team's fine record in 2013-14, with Arsenal still in contention to win the Premier League title and strong favourites to lift the FA Cup and end their nine-year trophy drought.

10  Forum / The Buzz Central / "I can never ignore Fred,I Will Go and Graze Him Even If He's With Another Woman on: 21-03-2014 05:55 PM

President of the Acting Guild Of Nigeria AGN,Ibinabo Fiberesima has expressed her level of maturity and total submissiveness for her ex-husband wherever they find themselves.the nollywood actress  was married to Nollywood actor Fred Amata and together they have a child.
In a recent interview, the Actors Guild of Nigeria’s Boss, stated that it is immature for her to see Fred anywhere and ignore him. Adding that it was uncalled for.

‘I can never ignore Fred. Even if he is with another woman, I will go and graze him. I will never disrespect him. Even if I am with a man, I must always walk up to him and greet him,’ she added.

11  Forum / The Buzz Central / Must Watch Video: A Nun Stuns Judges With Alicia Keys Song on 'The Voice' in Ita on: 21-03-2014 05:45 PM

An amazing and a mouth opening performance on the Italian version of "The Voice" is spreading around the world. In the video below, watch as 25-year-old nun Cristina Scuccia stuns the judges with her awesome rendition of Alicia Keys' No One.

All four of the judges turned their chairs around, and their jaws dropped when they realized who was singing.

Scuccia then told them, "I have a gift and I'm giving it to you" before joking that she hopes Pope Francis will "call me now." Her fellow sisters from a convent in Sicily jumped up and down in the background as the crowd cheered for Scuccia.

The YouTube video of the solo has nearly 3 million views so far and 'Sr. Cristina' was trending on Twitter after the episode aired...Enjoy

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12  Forum / The Buzz Central / I Am Not Ashamed of My Way of Life -- TV personality and singer, Denrele Edun on: 21-03-2014 05:42 PM

Event anchor, TV personality and singer Denrele Edun, also appreciated by many for his unique fashion style and personality, as stated that he is happy with his way of life because that is his own personality.

In a recent interview on TVC, Denrele, stated that his dressing is just his own way of keeping himself outstanding among many.

‘infact, people complain about my hair and my dressing, let me shock you, I just allowed my hairs to grow, I have never retouched my hair. My life style is just my own unique personality.’

It would be recalled that Denrele, started his television career as an actor at eleven when he played a presenter/producer on Kiddievision 101 on NTA Network. As an undergraduate at the University of Lagos he went into modelling, and after graduation, he joined Sound City as a TV presenter. Denrele studied English Education at the University of Lagos.

The TV personality now enjoying the show biz industry, some years back, was excommunicated from his Church for how he dresses but did not allow that to weigh him down.

Denrele has won 16 awards and over 30 nominations in his career. He has previously worked with SoundCity before he was forced out and he moved on to become one of Channel O’s VJs.

The Punk and funky TV personality as he is being describe by fans, was born in Hamburg, Germany to a Yoruba father and an Indian-Mauritius mother. He is the only son and has two sisters. He grew up in Germany and came to Nigeria when he was five where he attended Saint Gregory’s College, Ikoyi and the University of Lagos.

13  Forum / The Buzz Central / 2Face Joins BlackRealvolution Movement on: 21-03-2014 09:31 AM

Multiple award winning artiste, 2Face Idibia, popularly known for his exploits in music has pitched his tent with the #Blackrealvolution movement.

The talented artiste, who is regarded as one of Nigeria’s veritable musical exports, said the Blackrealvolution movement represents peace, love and unity, values which he has strongly promoted through his award winning songs.

He said: “The #Blackrealvolution is about stirring up the spirit of consciousness and good tidings in Nigerians. The movement represents positivity, being our brother’s keeper and forming a united front against negative forces. I preach the message of love, peace and unity through many of my songs. And I have also written songs advocating for better leadership.”
He stated that the movement would be formally launched on Friday, March 28; asking that interested Nigerians should join the #Blackrealvolution.

14  Forum / The Buzz Central / Stella Damasus Shuts Down All Facebook Accounts Due To Fraud on: 21-03-2014 08:56 AM

The actress announced this afternoon that she has shut down all her Facebook accounts because of impersonators swindling innocent people of their hard earned money through the accounts. She says she prefers to shut down the accounts, than for her fans to be cheated. Her words:

15  Forum / The Buzz Central / Could This Be Why Tonto Dikeh Is At War With Mercy Johnson? on: 21-03-2014 08:18 AM

That Mercy Johnson is the hottest and most sought after actress in Nollywood is not questionable.

That Mercy Johnson is a better actress than Tonto Dikeh is not contestable.

That Mercy Johnson is sexier than Tonto is not also contestable. That Tonto Dikeh doesn’t hide her jealousy for Mercy is not questionable as well.

Everybody knows that Tonto Dikeh doesn’t hide her hatred for Mercy Johnson, she even refused to attend Mercy Johnson’s wedding then and even told some of her close colleagues not to attend the wedding.

Well, one thing you may not know is that scripts rejected by Mercy Johnson are either forwarded to Tonto Dikeh or to other actresses. That’s the main reason why Tonto Dikeh is jealous of Mercy.

Another reason is because Mercy is married with a kid while Tonto is yet to get hooked to a serious guy that would take her to the alter.
Another reason why Tonto is jealous of Mercy is because Producers and fans prefer Mercy to her.

No wonder Tonto felt threatened when Mercy Johnson indicated her interest to return back to set after 6 months of delivery, which made her tweet about Mercy’s return. Her sarcastic tweets couldn’t hide her obvious jealousy of her talented colleague and mother of one, Mercy Johnson Okojie.

16  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Another Church Robbery! Armed robbers attack CAC church during vigil on: 21-03-2014 07:49 AM

What's happening? It's like Churches are the new targets of armed robbers.

 The last time, they robbed a pentecostal church HERE, now it's a CAC church.

A group of 15 member robbery gang invaded the Christ Apostolic Church in Alagbado, Lagos State during an engrossed prayer vigil last Friday.

The robbers who operated for about 20 minutes made away with 40 phones and money estimated at N2million.
Narrating how the robbery was successful executed, Church members said:
“When the gun men got in, we were asked to have been ordered to lie face down and they started ransacking them. They positioned themselves at the church’s major entrances. They collected money, phones and recharge cards. They started shouting, ‘where is your pastor?’ They took the church offering and wanted to rape some of our women. In the 20 years of my being in the ministry, I have never seen such effrontery before.”
Unknown to them, the pastor had sneaked out through one of the secret exit doors and dodged behind a window, where he viewed everything going on. From his hide out, he was able to alert the police who arrived at the scene just after the robbers left.
A new member of the Church, suspected to be the robbers’ informant, has since been arrested.
A member of the church, who craved anonymity, said some of the members had observed the new man  making phone calls while the vigil was on.
He said, “The vigil actually started around 12 midnight. Some of us observed a man who came in around 1.30am. He was seated in the women’s section. About four persons tried persuading him to change seat, including the pastor, but he refused. So they left him.
“I observed him going out several times to make phone calls. At about 2am, I overheard him saying, ‘start coming, they are praying’. Few minutes later, I heard a gunshot.”
The head usher of the church was said to have been shot at close range, when he tried closing the door against the robbers, who he originally thought were arriving late for the programme.
The bullet was said to have shattered the glass at the entrance, and landed on the pulpit.
Also one of the Church elders told PUNCH thus:
“Apart from me, there were three other people who saw him. A particular member of the church even told us that he was the one who grabbed her phone while the robbers were stealing items. He wanted to follow the robbers when they were escaping, but we held him till the police arrived.”
He was handed over to the Ojokoro Police Division for interrogation.

Confirming the incidence, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, said the matter was being investigated at SARS.
Braide said, “The incident took place around 2am and some people were arrested around 4am. The matter is currently under investigation and the suspects, including the son of the traditional ruler, are in police custody.

17  Forum / The Buzz Central / Meet actress Taiwo Aromokun's twin boys and twin sister (photos) on: 21-03-2014 07:28 AM

Yoruba actress, Taiwo was delivered of a set of twins last year months after her wedding and has since kept their identity close to herself and family members till now but here's what we exclusively found Wink.

The actress marked the first birthday of her twins - Jaden and Jasmine  weeks and they are permanently back in Nigeria.

Sometimes the twins are kept in company of their mum's twin sister - Kenny especially when Taiwo has tedious movie roles to play!

See more photos of her twin sister, Kenny and handsome sons below:

Kenny is a pretty girl with a very good heart...she is a business woman too.

18  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Pic: Police officer knocks LASTMA official unconscious with his gun on: 21-03-2014 07:07 AM

A mobile policeman yesterday afternoon attacked three officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, and knocked one unconscious following an argument along Ashabi Cole off Lateef Jakande road Agidingbi in Ikeja.

Trouble started when LASTMA officials attempted to tow a vehicle parked in front of a bank which was causing traffic. The police officers guarding the bank challenged the LASTMA officials and tried to prevent them from towing the vehicle which was said to belong to a bank customer. An arguement ensued and before anyone could stop it, one LASTMA official was rushed to the hospital after a police man gave him a head butt and smashed the butt of his gun into his face.

When other LASTMA officials saw what had happened to their colleague, they turned the whole scene into a free for all show as both parties started arguing and fighting.
Head of LASTMA confirmed the incident and said the unconscious official is receiving medical attention.

19  Forum / The Buzz Central / Drake dumps Rihanna on: 21-03-2014 07:03 AM

MediaTakeOut can OFFICIALLY REPORT . . . the two of them are BROKEN UP!!! This ain’t rumor either y’all . . . it’s FACT. And yes, we came prepared to SHOW RECEIPTS!!!

We spoke with a person CLOSE to Drak’s OVO crew, who told us that Drake KICKED RIHANNA OFF HIS TOUR . . . because she was ACTING UP. According to our snitch, after spending the WEEK with Rihanna, Drake HIT IT REPEATEDLY . . . . and QUIT IT.

According to our REAL RELIABLE INSIDER, Drake’s OVO crew was NOT FEELING RIHANNA at all – they felt she was TOO BOSSY AND CONDESCENDING ESPECIALLY TOWARDS DRAKE’S CREW – so they kept pressuring Drake to cut her loose. Eventually it worked, because we’re told that RIHANNA WANTED TO STAY ON TOUR with Drake . . . but Drake was like NAH . . . it’s time for you to GO HOME.

And one day after he CUT RIHANNA LOOSE, Drake flew his REAL GIRL, WINTA’NNA to be with him in Ireland. received word from a DIFFERENT VERY reliable source that Drake has been dating a LOVELY young British Ethiopian girl named WINTA’NNA for about two years now. They’re kind of ON AND OFF, but more ON than off. She’s the girl that Drake rapped about in Poetic Justice, the East African girl with the big azz in the sun dress. After Rihanna got PUT OUT . . . Drake flew in his REAL GIRL, whom Drake’s crew LOVES!!

20  Forum / The Buzz Central / Toke Makinwa, OC Ukeje & Seyi Shay Cover Complete Fashion Magazine March Issue on: 20-03-2014 09:02 PM

Also click below to see the back cover which has Emma Nyra, B-Red, Beverly Naya, Sean Tizzle and Kach on it.

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