Xenophobia: Nigerians Fight Back In South Africa, Confront Protesters With Guns

Following the several attacks on Nigerians by South Africans, Nigerians in South Africa have according to new claims, taken up arms to defend themselves against xenophobic attacks currently going on in the country.

The ongoing alleged xenophobic attacks on Nigerians by South African reportedly took a new turn on Friday, February 24.

Reports from South Africa claimed that Nigerians have taken up arms in self defense against protesters who are reportedly marching against the continuous stay of Nigerians in the country.

 The protesters believe that foreigners are taking over their jobs and business opportunities.

South Africa based pastor and former Nigerian Footballer pastor Idah Peterside reports that there was a stand-off in Pretoria, South Africa as Nigerians have refused to run away from the South Africans who are matching against them.

He tweeted saying:

“It’s a stand off in Pritoria,the Nigerians have refused to hide. The South Africans matching are been confronted with Nigerians carrying guns.”

Nokia Unveil the Reborn of Iconic 3310 Phone – PHOTOS

The Nokia 3310 that defined a generation of mobiles, has been reborn 17 years after it was first released.

Nokia 3310 Reborn

Nokia brand used by Finnish company HMD, unveiled its latest Android phones for the global market.

The company kicked off its event in Barcelona where it launched several Android phones. These phones are Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6 for global markets. Also announced was the Nokia 3310, a feature phone reborn.

Nokia relaunches Nokia 3310. It has a bigger display. And it has 22 hours of talk time, 10 times more than what the original had says Nokia CEO. This is for fans, this is for fun and it has Snake, he says.

The price of the new Nokia 3310 is, meanwhile, Euros 49. In other words, it is going to be very cheap.

Watch the unveiling video below: – More Detail on Nokia Official Website.

JAMB to Hold 2017/2018 UTME in May

Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, 2017/2018 Exams are set to hold in May.

JAMB

JAMB Registrar, Oloyede, who was speaking at the 2017 Nigerian Academy of Letters Annual Lecture on Thursday in Abuja, said there was a delay in the sales of the forms due to some logistics.

He said that the board had eliminated the use of scratch cards owing to the fact that many students were victims of extortion from cyber cafe attendants.

Oloyede said that the board was putting in place strategies that would ensure hitch-free conduct of the examinations.

He added that the board had consulted with relevant examination bodies to ensure there was no clash in any examination.

He said, “We have observed that people are selling fake forms but what we are doing is to try to sanitise the system and as soon as the sanitisation is done we will start selling the forms.

“In any case, JAMB has invited other examination bodies, there will be no clash but we want to hold the exams when it is appropriate.

“You also know that if we conduct the examination in March, the result will come out almost immediately but the result cannot be used until August or September.

“So, we have to keep the results and that will give room for people to be thinking it’s possible to upgrade.

“But, if we conduct our examination very close to when the result is needed the possibility or perceptions for upgrading will not be there.

“We need to reassure stakeholders that those selling fake forms are gone. We are not going to sell out forms through the other process.

“We will start the sale of the form and by May the examination will be conducted.”

He said that JAMB would use existing banks for the sales of this year’s UTME to prevent students from being extorted.

He said, “There is no offline registration, people extort students by collecting money from them but the worst is the mismatch of picture, data and biometrics.”

He said that some Nigerians involved in some of the shady deals had been arrested and some were being prosecuted.

Oloyede called on Nigerians to be patient as the forms would soon be out for candidates to purchase.

MMM Nigeria Has Started Payment For February, Read Their New Rule Before You GH

The most popular Ponzi scheme in Nigeria, MMM Nigeria, has resumed operations after freezing the accounts of its participants in mid-December.

The scheme, via its website, asked participants, whose accounts were frozen, to perform “Promo Tasks: A New Tool for MMM Community Development”. The tasks, which would be done both online and offline. Click the box below to perform your promo task.

The scheme, via its website, asked participants, whose accounts were frozen, to perform “Promo Tasks: A New Tool for MMM Community Development”. The tasks, which would be done both online and offline.

“Doing the tasks you contribute to the Community’s progress. Click the box below to perform your promo task.

“It is obvious that the activity of MMM Nigeria members is growing. MMM is very proud of its members who are becoming kinder and more responsible. By our efforts, MMM Nigeria will overcome!”

See Why Nigerian Certificates Have No Value – UK University

Certificates obtained outside Nigeria will continue to be more valued and considered over those obtained in the country due to some factors, the United Kingdom-based Metropolitan School of Business and Management, has said.

Among the reasons adduced for the value placed on foreign certificates by the institution include “use of dynamic and relevant practice-based approaches” and the combination of corporate experience with “interactive teaching methodology with live case studies”.

The Assistant Country Director of MSBM (Nigeria), Mosisiye Kayode, stated this in Abuja during the Enterprise 101 workshop organised for business managers, young professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs.

She said, “We have affiliations with schools in the UK but anyone participating in our school in Abuja has worked, studied and lived in the UK at a particular time because you cannot give what you do not have. So anyone who is going to teach in our class is someone who has studied, worked and lived in the UK .

“If you have a certificate from the UK, it is more appreciated because they know that we don’t just give you the teaching, we give you the real life scenario.

“Enterprise 101 has always been a vision of ours; we have actually been looking forward to bringing in people and entrepreneurs in Abuja to come around because most of them have things they will want to share with other young people just for young aspiring entrepreneurs to actually gain from.”

A civil servant and one of the participants, Chukwugozim Melekwe, said that regardless of his exposure to business from an early age and a successful job, the workshop was a platform to further learn and network to broaden his scope in business.

He said, “Even though I have some sort of safety net by working right now, it has always been a part of me to make things happen. We need knowledge to be successful. As a professional and aspiring business person, there are questions that I need answers for, there are things I need to know.”

Another participant, Yinka Lanre, said that businesses in Abuja were recording turnovers in billions.

He explained that MSBM is a UK institution that had come into Nigeria to bring cutting edge innovations to ensure strategic ideas that could be applied to businesses to attain more profit.

Source; Punch

Revealed! President Buhari May Remain on Sick Leave in London for 4 More Months…See Details

President Muhammadu Buhari, in a letter written to the National Assembly on Sunday, expressed his desire to extend his medical leave in London in order to complete his treatment and await the results of his medical tests.

The extension of his medical leave was announced in a statement issued on Sunday by Femi Adesina, spokesperson to the president.

According to Mr. Adesina, the president had planned to return to Abuja on Sunday evening but was advised to complete the test cycle before returning. The notice of the extension, he added, has been forwarded to Senate President Bukola Saraki and House Speaker Yakubu Dogara.

The statement conveyed President Buhari’s gratitude to Nigerians for their kind wishes.

Government spokesmen have also condemned rumors alleging that the president had died and advised Nigerians to desist from spreading such falsehoods.

Now, reports by SaharaReporters reports that the president might need to remain in London for as long as four months to resolve a myriad of medical issues confronting the aging Nigerian leader.

According to SaharaReporters, presidency sources have revealed that Mr. Buhari requires a major surgery that would force him to miss work for at least four months, but his kitchen cabinet members have refused to let him go for such a prolonged period due to the fear of him losing influence and power.

The statement issued by Mr. Adesina was silent on the exact date of the president’s return.

Corps member dies in boat mishap due to alleged lack of life jacket from NYSC

According to the report, Bayelsa state NYSC member, Valentine Umeh who would have turned a year older today died few days ago because NYSC allegedly didn\’t provide life jackets for most corps members serving in the riverine areas of the state.

Read the report after the cut…

“We became friends in camp, later we got posted to the same PPA and inevitably became roommates. You said you were going to town to buy one or two things, but Valentine Umeh! You never made it back to our Corpers\’ Lodge.
The speed boat Corper Valentine was inside capsized and he didn\’t survive just because NYSC couldn\’t provide Life Jacket for most of us serving in remote Islands here in Bayelsa.

14th February should have been your Birthday, and you said you were gonna turn our Corpers Lodge upside down with so much fun but now you are no more. RIP my friend… Corper Valentine Umeh #KoolGuy #MyFriend #MyRoommate #UniAbujaGraduate #GreatEconomist #Kennedyisgonnamissu4life.

White House Publish Readout of President Trump’s Phone Call with President Buhari

The US White House has confirmed the call with Donald Trump and Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari also the content of the conversation.

President Muhammadu Buhari and President Donald Trump

The White House on Wednesday, February 15th 2017, published the content of the phone conversation held between Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and US president Donald Trump.

In a statement released by the Office of the Press Secretary and tagged “For immediate release”, the White House said both presidents spoke on issues bordering on security, economy and governance.

The Photo below contains the document carrying the contents of the conversation:

President Donald J. Trump spoke this week with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to discuss the strong cooperation between the United States and Nigeria, including on shared security, economic, and governance priorities.

President Trump underscored the importance the United States places on its relationship with Nigeria, and he expressed interest in working with President Buhari to expand the strong partnership.

The leaders agreed to continue close coordination and cooperation in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria and worldwide. President Trump expressed support for the sale of aircraft from the United States to support Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram.

President Trump thanked President Buhari for the leadership he has exercised in the region and emphasized the importance of a strong, secure, and prosperous Nigeria that continues to lead in the region and in international forums.

Popular Nigerian Gospel Singer Eric Arubayi’s Died After Drinking Expired Drugs

While the Nigerian music industry still struggles to come to terms with the untimely death of Eric Arubayi, new reports suggest that it may have been as a result of expired medication he took for malaria fever.
The Delta State-born second runner up of the maiden edition of the West Africa Idol, died at a hospital in Delta State over the weekend.
Confirming the demise of the gospel artiste, his brother, Derrick Arubayi, in an exclusive chat with Vanguard, explained that the late Eric took ill after taking an expired drug meant to treat his malaria and typhoid ailment.
He said: “He had malaria and typhoid, which was untreated. It later became worse after he took a medication that had expired and this triggered his liver ailment and afterwards, every other thing just followed at a fast pace before his death. 
The only thing that we had to say is that he lived for Christ. We just want the world to know that the name Eric Odafe Arubayi was for a reason beyond the West Africa Idol show.
For that reason, God would make manifest even beyond his glorious ascension.”
The scourge of fake/expired drugs has been an issue Nigeria has been dealing with for a long time. A 2015 NOI poll revealed that 18% of Nigerians have been victims of fake and expired medication.
The late musical icon, born on July 14, 1982, is survived by his wife, a son, who would be two in a few months, two brothers, a sister and parents— Professor and Professor (Mrs) Eric Arubayi.