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Buhari removes Ooni's brother from fresh list of ambassadorial nominees (SEE FULL LIST)

President Muhammadu Buhari sent a revised list of 46 non-career ambassadors for confirmation to the Senate. This was contained in a letter read on the floor by the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, January 12.

When Buhari first presented the non-career ambassadorial list in November,the Senate rejected it because there were numerous petitions against the nominees.

Also, two nominees, Pauline Tallen, a former deputy governor of Plateau state, and Usman Bugaje, from Katsina state, turned down their appointment.

Several new names are on the revised list while others like Adegboyega Ogunwusi (Osun), brother of Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife; George Oguntade, a former supreme court judge; Olorunnibe Mamora, a former Lagos-east senator; and Musa Ibeto from Niger were removed.

READ ALSOSenate confirms Buhari's nominees for S'Court, INEC, NCC

Below is the full list.

1. Uzoma Eminike (Adamawa)

2. Aminu Lawal (Adamawa)

3. Godwin Umoh (Akwa Ibom)

4. Christopher J.N. Okeke (Anambr…

Nigerian defrauds people of N600,000 from WhatsApp group

A Nigerian by the name of Tunde allegedly defrauded Nigerians of N600,000 from a WhatsApp group he created.

The fall or temporary freeze of MMM Nigeria has led to the emergence of more shady Ponzi schemes.
Pyramid schemes with no international backing have sprung up even in the oddest of places like the instant messaging app WhatsApp .
According to Twitter user Isima Odeh, a Nigerian scammer (identified as Tunde ) made away with N600,00 from a Ponzi scheme he created on WhatsApp.
"According to a member of the group, Tunde ran a massive and catchy advert on Facebook where he dropped the WhatsApp group link which enabled him get such number of people in a short while.
"Tunde waited till the group was filled up and was able to convince 200+ members to provide him help with N3,000 each promising that they would in return double their money in 2 days time (48 hours). "
After the 2 days wait, the members of the WhatsApp group did not get their money back. They were also remove…

China to invest in Nigeria; Taiwanese office moved to Lagos

China has agreed to invest in Nigeria following a visit from its foreign affairs minister to Nigeria

- The country said this was in addition to earlier investments

- Nigeria has withdrawn diplomatic relationship with Taiwan and agreed to the One China policy

Wang Yi who is the Chinese foreign minister has promised that the country is investing $40 billion as part of the plan to deepen relationship with Nigeria.

He made this comment during a press briefing with his Nigerian counterpart, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama on Wednesday, January 11 adding that this money was in addition to $22 billion projects already invested.

READ ALSO: China might refuse to give Nigeria $20bn loan

Yi said: “China has already invested or financed a total number of $22billion projects here in Nigeria, another $23billion projects are on-going. In addition, we are also following up another over $40billion of investments, which are in the pipeline.”

China to invest in Nigeria; Taiwanese office moved to Lagos

Earlier, Yi met with…


Mikel Obi has played his first game for Chinese Club Tianjin Teda

- The Nigerian featured in a friendly match on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

- He joined the Chinese Club from Premier League side Chelsea

Captain of the Nigeria Super Eagles John Obi Mikel has featured in his first match for his new Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 after joining the club from Chelsea.

Mikel Obi with his new teammates in China

Mikel signed a three year deal for the Chinese club and he is expected to earn £140,000 per week in China

Mikel Obi playing his first game for his club

The 29-year-old midfielder took to Instagram on Wednesday, January, 11, 2017 to post a picture of himself posing with his new team-mates in the heat as the Chinese side played Borussia Monchengladbach II in a friendly duel.

The player who spent 10 years at Stamford bridge captioned his post as 'First friendly game with the team #TianjinTEDA.'


See what Mr eazi typed that caused stirring on Twitter

It’s not easy being a celebrity around Nigerians. All it takes is one statement that doesn’t sit well with the public, and you’re getting dragged ASAP. It doesn’t matter how much they like you, or you think they like you. That’s the hard lesson Mr Eazi is learing today.

Earlier in the evening, Mr Eazi made a statement about Ghanaian influence on Nigerian music, and that didn’t sit well with Nigerians. He said “Ghana’s influence on present day “Naija Sound” cannot be over emphasized!!!”. That’s all it took.

Ghana’s influence on present day “Naija Sound” cannot be over emphasized!!!

— Accra2Lagos 11th feb (@mreazi) January 11, 2017

Ask your fav artist or producer all na akaida! does not in any way undermine the awesomeness of Naija  at some point The SA vibe was major

— Accra2Lagos 11th feb (@mreazi) January 11, 2017

To be fair he isn’t entirely lying about it. There’s influence across different countries in Africa when it comes to music, and even across the world. Maybe his wording could’ve …

Exclusive: The real story behind appearance of the name of Allah on a tree

On Sunday, January 8, news flew around that an inscription of 'Allah' was seen boldly written on two trees in Abule Iroko, a sleepy community in Ado-Odo, Ota, Ogun state.

It was reported that Michael Ibironke, one of the occupants of the house, said he has been living there for more than 17 years and confirmed that the trees were planted in 2014, but that they had never seen anything like the inscription on them before.

This nursing mother also came around to receive some blessings from 'God'. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi.

The house situated at 6, Unity street, Ire Akari estate had since become a Mecca of sorts for people who came around to confirm the truth or otherwise about the report.

When visited the community at about 10.30am on Tuesday, January 10, to find out what the truth was, the number of people there was a far cry from the anticipated crowd, but those who surrounded the tree in the open were enough testament to the fact that something unusual had happened to…