Sunday, December 25, 2016

Fire guts Nigerian Breweries Lagos office

An early morning fire on Sunday gutted Nigerian Breweries at Orile Iganmu area of Lagos State.
The cause of the fire had yet to be ascertained as of press time but it was gathered that fire fighters have arrived the area to put out the fire.

Below is an update shared on Instagram few hours ago.

A video posted by Mofe Duncan (@mofeduncan) on

This is not the Christmas the management of Nigeria Breweries would have prayed for, I just hope there won't be any casualty at the end of the day.

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Swimmer attempts to board flight in his trunks at Malawi airport

Well, there's something you don't expect to see at an airport check-in desk.
Greig Bannatyne at the airport check in desk.
The man in the Speedos is Greig Bannatyne, and these photos were taken at an airport in Malawi where he was attempting to board a South African Airways flight.

He'd been taking part in a charity swim across nearby Lake Malawi - and, as he later told reporters, he'd forgotten to bring along a suitable change of clothes to travel home in.

Checking in.
His swimming teammates could, presumably, have lent him something more suitable to wear - but instead, they dared him to fly home in his swimming costume, and pledged to donate money to charity if he went through with it.

"It really spiralled from there with more and more of the swimmers and support crew pledging money if I attempted to fly home in my Speedos," he said.

Bannatyne took the four-hour journey to the airport, still dressed from his sponsored swim.

"Immediately we had a security guard inform us that I could not enter like this," he said. "After explaining that it was for charity he let us go past.

"We went through the first security point and checked in without much of an issue.

"There were lots of smiles and shaking of heads in laughter, the staff behind the check in counter were almost in tears and insisted that I needed an aisle seat so that everyone could see me on the plane.

However, he didn't get as far as boarding the plane in his trunks.
Grieg meets the authorities.
"It was on my way to passport control that I was asked by the police a couple of questions.

'They were very friendly and we went to a room where they were trying to understand what I was doing. Unfortunately as we didn't have any official papers validating this they requested that I put my top and shorts on."

However, his teammates nevertheless stumped up the money for charity, raising close to £2,000.

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Photo credit: Caters News Agency

Monday, December 12, 2016

King Sunny Ade’s guitar sold for N52m at ‘Sunny on Sunday’ concert

The Sunny on Sunday concert of King Sunny Ade, Juju maestro, had a lot of great performances as well as a few surprises.

King Sunny Ade.

One of the most talked-about aspects of the concert was the auction sale of the legend’s Fender guitar for N52.1 million.

Although the initial auction price was N9m, many in the crowd were shocked when the bidding war intensified and the price tag was continuously raised.

Victor Ehikhamenor, artiste and writer, was responsible for designing the now-historic guitar.

The Fender Telecaster guitar.

Sunny on Sunday was the grand concert of the month-long celebration of King Sunny Ade’s 70th birthday.

Some of the artistes who performed at the concert were Tiwa Savage Awilo Logomba, Onyeka Onwenu, Sir Shina Peters, Darey, Omawumi, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Iyanya, Jeff and Tyson Noir.

Funke Akindele, Lolo Omotunde and comedian Tee A, served as hosts for the night.

The concert held at the Temple Balmoral Marquee, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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Open Letter from Sergey Mavrodi to the Nigerian Authorities

The former deputy of the State Duma in Russia and founder of the МММ Nigeria, Sergey Panteleevich Mavrodi wrote an open letter to the Federal Government of Nigeria yesterday, 11th of December, 2016.
Read the open letter below;
Honorable authorities, 
So far MMM has come under a constant attack from you. In this regard, I would like to ask you a few simple questions. Since you are concerned with the interests of millions of your fellow citizens, I hope that  you would be so kind to answer them. 
1. What are you trying to get? Do you want the MMM System to collapse and millions of people to suffer? Who will support them then if now MMM is their only means of livelihood? Will you? You even don’t pay wages to people? Or might you not care about them? Might you be using a trendy topic to make a good name for yourselves? What will you say to a mother who will have no money to buy food for her child? Will you let her child die for the sake of the higher interests of the economy? 
2. You say that MMM is a scam. What is the scam here, if all members are warned in advance about all the risks, the possible and impossible ones? They know there are no investments at all. The warning is a red text on a yellow background placed on most prominent place of the website. 
3. You say that MMM is bad. Why? Yes, it produces nothing, but nothing gets out of the country either. The money is just redistributed among the citizens of Nigeria. It gets from those who are richer to poorer ones, in this way restoring social justice. What''s wrong with that? 
4. You have repeatedly stated that "it should be investigated!.. researched!.." It means you know nothing about this System yet; you even haven’t understood how it works. Isn’t it completely irresponsible of you to make all these allegations and play with the lives of millions of ordinary people? 
5. And finally. If you know what is right for people, why is the life so bad in the country? 
Sincerely yours, 
Sergey Mavrodi 
P.S. As for your statement that "everything will collapse soon". The system has been working in Nigeria for a year, and according to your estimates, the total number of members now is  about 3 million people. In Nigeria the population is approximately 195 million. Can you calculate? Will it be “soon"?
 We will just have to sit back to hear from our government. Are you not tired of being a slave of a boss? You can still be a part of this financial apocalypse. Join MMM Nigeria today by clicking this link

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Holiday Bonus From MMM Nigeria: + 20% On All Contributions Made Before January 1

MMM is not a bank, not a business or an investment. No central account, where all the system’s money flow to. MMM does not collect your money. MMM is a mutual financial network, where people help each other. Participants give help by transferring the money to other participants directly. You don’t have to make contracts or pledge your property.

So let's get back to the money part, MMM Nigeria is giving out holiday bonus which will be displayed in the Mavro section of your Personal Office as Accrule Bonus.

On the occasion of the up coming holidays, MMM Nigeria is introducing a bonus of 20% on all contributions made from now to January 1.

Holiday Bonus Terms:
  1. The bonus is frozen for a month after the PH-request is created.
  2. The bonus will be granted only for “new” money. It means, if you created a request to get help after December 7 and later you provided help for the amount you withdrew, you will not get the bonus.
  3. You should not create a request to get help until the bonus is unfrozen (this will be after one month of providing help). Otherwise, the bonus will disappear.
These conditions are necessary. Otherwise members will repeatedly withdraw the money and provide help for the same amount many times in order to get the bonus. So, if you want to receive the bonus, you should not create a GH-request from December 7 until the moment the bonus is unfrozen.

Who are those eligible for this holiday bonus?

1. If you register and Provide Help between now and 1st of January 2017, you will get additional 20% accrule bonus, registration bonus and 30% Mavro reward plus your initial  donation.

2. For existing participant, if you Provide Help between now and 1st of January 2017, you will get additional 20% accrule bonus and 30% Mavro reward plus your initial  donation.

To join MMM Nigeria today and be a part of this benefits, all you need are;
  • A valid email address.
  • Active phone number.
  • A bank account.
I am sure you can get all 3 in a minute, so don't hesitate to join now.

Click the link below to register;

Take a bold step today to achieve your financial freedom, and together we can change the world!!!

Friday, December 2, 2016

MultiChoice celebrates KSA at 70

MultiChoice Nigeria, has concluded plans to broadcast live the Sunny on Sunday concert on DStv Channel 198 and GOtv Channel 29 on Sunday, December 11. In September, President Buhari also congratulated King Sunny Ade at 70
Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, popularly known as King Sunny Ade.
The world-class concert which will hold at Federal Palace Hotel and Casino, Victoria Island, Lagos, marks the grand finale of the 70th  birthday celebration of one of Nigeria’s music maestros, Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, popularly known as King Sunny Ade.

After decades of superlative performances as a Juju exponent, King Sunny Ade, who is understandably one of Nigeria’s music greats, turned 70 on September 22, 2016.  For those that do not know, the Grammy-award nominee has been performing on stage for upwards of 50 years. He has under his kitty over 70 albums, including collaborations with artistes such as Steve Wonder, Many Dibango, Youssou N’Dour, Salif Keia, among many others.

Martin Mabutho, General Manager, Marketing and Sales, MultiChoice Nigeria, speaking on the collaboration, said:
“We are proud to celebrate Nigeria’s foremost Juju exponent who, for over 50 years, has consistently made great music, videos, and art that have become legendary. As an undisputed authority in the Nigerian music industry, King Sunny Ade, has continued to earn more respect from his increasing and wider audience home and abroad. 
We are aware of his contribution to the growth of the industry and that is why we are partnering with Temple Management Company to bring this historic celebration to our subscribers through a live broadcast.”
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

18 dead as herdsmen, farmers clash

At least 18 people were killed and dozens wounded in clashes in Niger between cattle herders and farmers, officials said, adding that women and children were among the dead.

Fulani Herdsmen.
The violence kicked off on Tuesday morning after a herd of cattle wandered into a farmer’s field and damaged the cereal crop, a local official said, asking not to be named.

Such clashes are not unusual in drought-hit Niger, where food shortages and scarce water supplies inflame tensions, especially during the harvest, which coincides with cattle being moved to pasture.
“The clashes were unusually violent, it was very barbaric,” the official told AFP. “It was the death of the owner of the field, in the first altercation, that set things off,” he added.
He said a significant number of women and children were killed, without providing a precise toll.

The interior ministry said 18 people were killed and another 43 wounded in the clashes, which happened in the western Tahoua region, adding that homes were also set on fire.

It said in a statement that security forces had restored order and an investigation was under way, while calling for calm.

The clashes come nearly two years after 10 people were killed in the same region in similar clashes between cattle herders and farmers.

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Don Jazzy welcomes Iyanya into the Mavin Records Family

Super music star, Donjazzy has signed former Made Men Music R&B star, Iyanya to his Mavin records.

Don Jazzy with Iyanya.

Mavin records is currently at home to Tiwa Savage, D’Prince, Dr Sid, Korede Bello, Rekado Banks and Dija.

Donjazzy made the announcement via his Twitter and Instagram account early Monday morning as he welcomed the former Project Fame winner said both of them are up to something.

Both Iyanya and Donjazzy had worked before on a song titled “Gift”.

Iyanya quit the Ubi Franklin led MMMG after he released his 3rd studio album which failed to make desired impact in the Nigerian music scene.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Rotherham United sign Nigerian forward

Nigerian forward Osaze Odemwingie has completed a short deal with English Championship side, Rotherham United.

Nigerian forward Osaze Odemwingie.

Osaze who was on the verge of joining Bolton Wanders completed his move to Rotherham on Monday, October 24.

The deal which is the first signing of new boss Kenny Jacketts, will see the 35-year-old play for Rotherham United till January 2017.

Rotherham announced the signing on their website and also spoke to the player who promised to repay Jacketts’ faith in him.

"It went quickly. Only a few days ago I got in touch with the manager Kenny Jackett," Odemwingie told the club’s website. 
"Knowing him, he is a manager that believes in you and that gives me a lot of positivity. He obviously believes in me and thinks I can do a job for him, so I am looking forward to a new start and doing my best for the team.” 
"I am looking forward to this," he added.

"I love pressure as a player, I love situations like this, and a lot of times I have delivered, I hope it will be the same in this club. I want to play out of my skin because there is a level that I want to get back to and the only way to get back to that is to do my best and work really hard."
"It has been a while but I have tried to stay fit and keep on top of things. I have had a few training sessions in the last few days and I feel ready to go, I don't think it will take me long to get back to my best."
The former Super Eagles star could be available for Rotherham United’s away trip to Ipswich Town on Saturday, October 29.

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Obafemi Martins acquires 2017 Bentley Bentayga worth N127,832,350

The Nigeria international has got himself a Bentley SUV which is claimed to be the fastest in the world with a top speed of 301 km/hr.

Shanghai Shenhua forward Obafemi Martins.

Shanghai Shenhua forward Obafemi Martins apparently needs to maintain his yard of pace as he approaches the peak of his career with a sassy 301 kilometre per hour new ride, the 2017 Bentley Bentayga which is worth $281,170.

Martins has netted nine times in 17 appearances for the Shanghai club since joining them from MLS side Seattle Sounders in February, making him the second top scorer for the Hongkou stadium outfit after Sengalese Demba Ba this year.

 The 31-year-old's latest ride complements his speed on the ball with acceleration from 0-60m in 4secs.

2017 Bentley Bentayga.

Bentley Bentayga is also the first to receive Bentley's new twin-turbo W12 engine with a 8-speed automatic transmission that drives all four-wheels.

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Mark Zuckerberg makes $1.6 billion in a Week, net worth soars to all-time high

Bolstered by surging revenues, the growing popularity of Facebook Live and the recent debut of a food-delivery service, shares of Facebook rose 1.5% Friday, finishing 3% above Monday’s opening price.

As the company heads toward its quarterly earnings announcement on November 2, the stock is now trading at an all-time high.

Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth, heavily tied to Facebook’s stock performance, has risen to a record $56.6 billion. 

The biggest beneficiary is, of course, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s co founder and largest individual shareholder. This week alone Zuckerberg’s net worth increased by more than $1.6 billion to an estimated $56.6 billion; he is currently the fifth-wealthiest person in the world, according to FORBES’ real-time ranking of The World’s Billionaires, ahead of Mexico’s Carlos Slim, once the planet’s richest person.

Facebook has had an all-around stellar 2016. Shares are up over a quarter since January 1, despite briefly slumping soon after the New Year. As a result, Zuckerberg, who has a controlling voting interest in the company, jumped to fourth place on this year’s edition of The Forbes 400, up from seventh in 2015. He is now behind only Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett.

Analysts remain almost universally confident that the social media giant will continue to post strong results. With Facebook’s third-quarter earnings report around the corner, the business is projected to bring in roughly $7 billion in revenue, driven by huge growth in video advertising, particularly on mobile.

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Photo credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Monday, October 24, 2016

Dangote sacks 36 expatriate and 12 Nigerian workers

Nigeria’s biggest employers of labour aside the government, Dangote Group has fired 48 members of staff.

Africa and Nigeria’s richest man, Aliko Dangote.

The sack of the workers was not unconnected with the current high cost of running business in the country occasioned by the unavailability of foreign exchange and the unprecedented hike in the naira to dollar exchange rate.

Recession is biting hard as Nigeria’s biggest employers of labour aside the government, Dangote Group has fired 48 members of staff.

The group which is owned by Africa and Nigeria’s richest man, Aliko Dangote sacked 36 expatriate and 12 Nigerian workers from the group’s headquarters and one of the subsidiaries, Dangote Cement Plc.

According to a report by Punch newspaper, the sack of the workers was not unconnected with the current high cost of running business in the country occasioned by the unavailability of foreign exchange and the unprecedented hike in the naira to dollar exchange rate.

It was reported that  the huge amounts in foreign currencies being paid to the expatriate workers had become a burden on Dangote due to the steady depreciation in the value of the naira and the difficulties of raising enough dollars.

Consequently, the firm decided to replace the expatriates with Nigerians who have acquired the requisite experience on the job, as paying them in naira will be less problematic.

The sacked Nigerian workers were however fired for disciplinary issues.

In a letter signed by the President/Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, dated Thursday, October 20, 2016, and seen by Punch, Dangote said it was constrained to take the “tough” decision as economic factors had affected the cost of production.

The letter, which was titled: ‘Recent Retirement Exercise’ read in part, “This year has been a very challenging year for us as a business. The unavailability of foreign exchange coupled with an unprecedented hike in the exchange rate has resulted in increased costs across the organisation.

“This called for a proper review and adjustment of our costs across board to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the deployment of our factors of production in a bid to eliminate redundancies that we know exist, which resulted in some tough decisions, which means losing staff, including some of our colleagues.

“On Friday, October 14, 2016, we began the process of staff cutbacks as it is imperative to review our human capital deployment for the required cutbacks that would ensure efficiency and eliminate redundancies in the allocation of human resources.

“This first phase of this exercise involved the cutback of 36 expatriate staff across the Dangote Cement Plc and Dangote Industries Limited, and 12 local staff members in Dangote Industries Limited.”

As an organisation with international operations, the group promised that it would continue to review and restructure its human capital deployment to ensure “optimal allocation of skill sets and size of the workforce each function requires.”

In a related development, Dansa Foods Nigeria Limited, which claims to be a member of the Dangote Group, has reportedly been unable to pay its workers for the past six months.

The company, which produces Dansa Juice and other goods, had laid off more than half of the workforce following dwindling sales and high cost of production caused by high exchange rate of the naira.

The company had suspended the production of Dansa Juice and other products, and was only producing Mowa Bottle Water.

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