Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The inspiring story of Alexander Amosu, Master of Luxury Lifestyle

From the Guinness Book of Records’ world most expensive bespoke suit, to limited edition diamond key necklaces worn by Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah and other A list artistes, to gold plaited mobile phones amongst other efforts targeted at helping other people with entrepreneurialism, Nigerian born UK based Alexander Amosu have carved a niche for himself. 

Amosu a young Nigerian who started working as a 12 year old teenager who earned 10 pounds a week doing paper round has converted his smart-work and interest in technology and the mobile phone industry into a world class commercial success story.

At 16 his entrepreneurship skill grew, he used his spare time to promote several business endeavours such as basketball tournaments, five-a-side football, table tennis and night clubs. He managed over 25 night clubs where he garnered several experience and strengthened his entrepreneurial mindset.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Celebrate World Music Day with KSA, Bez, Omawumi & Others

Showgear Limited and its partners have announced that the city of Lagos will be joining the world on 21 June 2017 to celebrate Make Music Day (World Music Day). The announcement was made at a press conference held at the Make Music Lagos (MML) HQ in Lagos on Tuesday 06 June 2017. Make Music (World Music Day) is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it has become a global celebration and it is now held on the same day in more than 700 cities (including Lagos) in 120 countries. In 2016, Showgear teamed up with Nigerian brands and performing artistes to put Lagos on the world stage by organizing the first edition of Make Music Lagos which spanned three (3) venues with over 35 performances, and over three thousand people in attendance. For the 2017 edition, the Make Music Lagos team is raising the bar by adding more venues to bring the total number of concert venues to 10 with over 200 performances expected. And in keeping with the spirit of Make Music Day, all events are FREE and open to the public to attend. However, select venues require prior registration before the event. In addition to concerts, the 2017 edition will also include the following events: Mass Appeal which brings together musicians to make music in large, single instrument groups on the 18th of June 2017 at the Ikeja City Mall by 2pm. Compiling the music this year is Wole Oni. Street Studios which brings DJs and producers out of their studios into select MML venues on the 21st of June 2017 to interact with the public who stop by to sing, play an instrument, record audio, and become part of a spontaneous and collaborative production of original music.

350 Businessmen Owe Banks N2.5trn – AMCON

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has said at least 350 individuals in the country currently owe banks N2.5 trillion.
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of AMCON, Mr. Ahmed Kuru, disclosed this at a Retreat for House of Representatives Committee on Banking and Currency in Enugu yesterday.
He told the committee members that the corporation’s recent assessment of obligors as at December 31, 2016, identified 350 accounts with current exposure of N2.5 trillion, representing about 80 per cent of AMCON’s total obligor debt.
The amount, according to him, was enough to cover the 2017 budget deficit.
He said: “AMCON has also repositioned its debt recovery approach to strengthen legal and credit restructuring units to collaborate on the aforementioned 350 ‘loan defaulters,’ enhance the restructuring and turnaround team and engage in asset tracing to enhance recovery. Despite the difficulties, AMCON continues to persevere in the face of adversity.”

CRK Hasn't Been Removed From From The Syllabus.


There has so much noise about an attempt to Islamize Nigeria. Because of the alleged removal of CRK from the syllabus. This news is false. 

CRK hasn't been removed from the syllabus.
What the new curriculum did was to merge related courses under one group.
The new subject referred to by this group comprises:
Christian Religious Studies or Islamic Religious Studies  + Social Studies + Civil Education + Security Education.

This combined subject is now called Religious and National Values Education. 

According to the curriculum, each school DECIDES to do CRS or IRS as it has always been. 

For example, this new curriculum was used in the just concluded, NECO exam.

In the NECO exam, the question paper comprises of CRS, IRS, Soc stud, Civil Ed and Security Ed. The instruction on the question paper stated clearly that each candidate(s) is (are) required to do EITHER CRS or IRS.

Why the fuss?
Our country is already divided on many fronts; it’s unfair and unnecessary to create more means of division, most especially when it’s based on falsehood.

Culled from Nairaland

Monday, 19 June 2017

Open Letter to Hushpuppi – Onyeka Nwelue

Preying from Paris: So Short a Letter to Hushpuppi!

Dear Hushpuppi,
I’m an admirer. Of your pictures. I don’t envy you. I think I would love to meet you in person – and disappear. Maybe, that’s why I admire your tenacity to ‘pepper’ the haters and ‘humble’ them, but since they ‘humbled’ the kidnapper Evans, I have been thinking about you. I didn’t say you are a kidnapper. Far from that. I am just worried about you.
Let’s take a spirituality class. 
There is something called Wheel of Samsara in Hinduism. It rotates. It moves. It never stays in one place. It is like a table, which always turns. And within all of us, there is what we call willpower and the Cruel Mind. It’s okay if you say I am saying rubbish, but let us watch between now and August and see what happens. What we want will always come to us, if we focus on them.
You have defeated poverty, but you spend a lot of energy dragging poverty along with you. You feel bad leaving poverty. You feel vengeful. You feel you need to retaliate. That is why you have chosen to oppress us, most of us who may never really enjoy the kind of life that you are enjoying.
Money is addictive; it is also an illusion. Everyone needs an addiction, everyone needs it. When we have it, it is like a magnet, it attracts everyone. You know when you hold a magnet, it attracts everything that it can attract. It grabs them, hold them. That’s what you have done.