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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Exposed: How Diezani Allison-Madueke and family lives large on NNPC

These undated photos first obtained by the Nigerian Internet news website DailyPost Nigeria show the young son of Nigeria's Oil Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, basking in luxury while the Nigerian masses starve and scrounge about for the bare necessities of life.

One of the photos shows Mrs. Alison-Madueke, long accused of involvement in a slew of corrupt deals in the oil industry, riding in a limousine with members of her family and NNPC officials.

Another set of photos focus on the young son, named Ugonna Madueke. At a time that the majority of Nigerians are sentenced to extreme poverty and disillusionment, it is unconscionable that the minister and her family live in opulent splendor, their lives complete with private jet(s), expensive vacations, frolicking with local and international superstars such as Dbanj, Neyo and Cecil Hammond.

And they tell us there is no money. F**k the Nigerian Government, the Labour leaders, all of you all. I hope you all die eating shit because this is really painful
Allison Madueke's son showing off his excess $$bills

The Jolly $$bills

The Minister's Family at lunch with D' Banj

In their exclusive limousine

Allison Madueke's Children with Neyo

The Minister's Family Private Jet
 More pictures when u continue reading

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Trade Union Leader get presidential Appointment.

Few hours after calling off the nationwide strike, TUC president, Peter Esele, was appointed to the board of PIB - Petroleum Industry Bill or is it Petroleum Investment Board?

Mr Esele is a member of the Special Task Force team. Now I can clearly see why the labour sold us out.

Monday, January 16, 2012

NLC/TUC calls off Strike

The Nigerian Labour has called off the strike and the #OccupyNigeria protest. More details coming soon.

BREAKING NEWS: Jonathan announces New Fuel Price at N97

TRENDS by Bukchris has obtained a copy of the national broadcast (Thanks to Sahara Reporters) meant to be broadcast by President Goodluck Jonathan by 7: 00 AM Monday morning in Nigeria. The speech which was to be read in Nigeria on Sunday night stated that the PPPRA will now implement a new petrol price of N97.

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Goodluck Jonathan's Presidential Address On The Implementation Of The Deregulation Policy-EMBARGOED

This is the Presidential address which was supposed to be aired Sunday 15th of January 2012, 2100hrs. I was able to obtain a copy via Sahara reporters. 

Embargoed: Not For Broadcast Before 0700hrs On Monday, January 16, 2012

Presidential Address On The Implementation Of The Deregulation Policy In The Downstream Sector Of The Petroleum Industry, Sunday, January 15, 2012

Dear Compatriots,

1. This is the second time in two weeks I will address you on the deregulation of the downstream petroleum sector. In the last seven days, the nation has witnessed a disruption of economic activities. Although, the economic imperatives for the policy have been well articulated by government, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) went ahead to declare a nationwide strike.

2. There was also near-breakdown of law and order in certain parts of the country as a result of the activities of some persons or groups of persons who took advantage of the situation to further their narrow interests by engaging in acts of intimidation, harassment and outright subversion of the Nigerian state. I express my sympathy to those who were adversely affected by the protests.

3. At the inception of the deregulation policy, Government had set up the Justice Alfa Belgore Committee to liaise with Labour and other stakeholders to address likely grey areas in the policy, but despite all our efforts, Labour refused the option of dialogue and also disobeyed a restraining order of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria.

4. However, following the intervention of the Leadership of the National Assembly, and other well-meaning Nigerians, Labour accepted to meet with government, but this yielded no tangible result.

5. It has become clear to government and all well-meaning Nigerians that other interests beyond the implementation of the deregulation policy have hijacked the protest. This has prevented an objective assessment and consideration of all the contending issues for which dialogue was initiated by government. These same interests seek to promote discord, anarchy, and insecurity to the detriment of public peace.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Personal Style: Naijadivaa "I LOVE COLOURS"

Mo' Dupe AKA Naijadivaa is one of Nigeria's young in Diaspora flying the African flag high and doing us proud. Combining the duties of being a student at the Eastern Michigan University with a major in psychology and a minor in business. Okay apart from all of the bla bla bla above she has a high profile thing for fashion, style and loves to play around with colours. For the first time she shares some of her styling tips with TRENDS.

Ignore my super thick eyebrow. Tuttle neck shirt and pink vintage pants, chain purse with belt to complete the look.
Notice the clip on earrings? Yea my new obsession.... Yes my nails are lemon. Hmmmm have I mentioned how color crazy I am? Emmmm yap I am… 

Obviously I stay colourful well this was @mzambitiousgal’s idea to try the All Black Everything for once and I actually loved it. Well I don’t think I will b trying it again anytime soon.. Gosh I cant help it!! Addicted to colours….
 More images after the jump.

Jonathan Hires Asari Dokubo, Other Niger Delta Militants To Threaten Labor Union Leaders

Determined not to bow to the popular wishes of Nigerians who are protesting against his government’s hike in fuel prices, President Goodluck Jonathan has resorted to hiring Niger Delta militants to threaten labor union activists who are currently leading their workers in a nation-wide strike. Our sources within the government revealed that Asari Dokubo, an ex-Niger Delta militant turned government lackey, had been recruited to coordinate the intimidation of critical sectors of the protesters.

In interviews earlier today, two officials of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) told SaharaReporters that Asari Dokubo had made several threatening phone calls to Folorunso Oginni, the chairman of the Lagos zone of PENGASSAN, as well as Comrade Babatunde Ogun, the group’s national president.

“Asari Dokubo told our leaders that oil platforms will be occupied by Niger Delta militants if PENGASSAN decides to shut down production in solidarity with the ongoing labor strike,” said one source.

One source in the Presidency disclosed that President Jonathan had funneled funds to Asari Dokubo and a few Niger Delta militants in a bid to use them to harass striking unions.

#Occupy Nigeria: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Femi Falana, Tunde Bakare, Dino Melaye And Shehu Sanni

In a bid to undermine the growing protest against his government's removal of fuel subsidy, President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the SSS to arrest civil rights attorney, Femi Falana, Fiery Lagos pastor, Tunde Bakare, ex-member of house of representatives, Dino Melaye and and Kaduna based activist, Shehu Sanni.

Two sources within the State Security Services told Saharareporters that the security agency had received presidential instructions to move against these four men as well as other perceived organizers of the resistance against the government's dramatic  increase of the price of fuel.

"The presidency has decided that the way to break the protest is to go after those that the government believed to be the brains organizing the #Occupy Nigeria protests, " said one of the sources.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pictures from #OccupyNigeria Finland

Nigerians in Finland today gathered to demonstrate against the corruption, insecurity and subsidy removal by the government of Nigeria. pictures and a video below

#OccupyNigeria Suspends Protests Till Monday

The coalition of civil society groups organizing the mass protest against the removal of fuel subsidy has suspended its protests for two days.

The group announced this in Lagos today through the Save Nigeria Group (SNG) convener, Pastor Tunde Bakare, at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park in Lagos. The Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park in Ojota, Lagos has been the converging point of the main Lagos protest venue.

Giving reason for the two-day suspension of the protest, the Latter Rain Assembly Pastor said that it was necessary for the protesters to go back to their respective homes to refresh after being at the protest venue for five days. 

He however reiterated that the message still remains the same, ‘Government going back to N65 per litre for fuel pump price.’

New Video: May D - Sound Track

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Occupy Nigeria Mass Protests Continue As Meeting Between Labour Leaders And President Jonathan Ends In Deadlocked

The meeting between the President, some sate Governors and Labour this evening has ended in a deadlock. Labour says compromise is being made but no agreement has been reached.

Discussion continues on Saturday. Strike continues tomorrow...Abeg I don tire o!! GEJ please listen to the voices of Nigerians

Day Four of #OccupyNigeria

The crowd keeps growing by the day.

Oluremi Tinubu and three other Senators attacked in Ibadan

Four Senators were attacked today in Ibadan as they ran into some 10,000 protesters in the Oyo State capital.

The Senators, including Babafemi Ojudu and Oluremi Tinubu, were on their way to Abuja by road when they ran into the rampaging youths who stopped them and vandalized their cars. As the rallies entered the 3rd day, all flights remained grounded.

In the absence of rail travel, going by road was the only option for the Senators, (whowere travelling from Lagos.)

Mrl. Ojudu, a former journalist, told SaharaReporters he had never seen such an angry crowd in his life, as they refused to listen to entreaties from them despite their introductions.

Picture of boy shot by police during #OccupyNigeria Obalende, Lagos.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Picture from #OccupyNigeria Accra, Ghana

Nigerians living in Ghana took time out to protest the removal of subsidy on PMS (Petrol) at the Nigerian High Commission. Picture by Sahara Reporters.

Read the story by CLICKING HERE

#OccupyNigeria NYC Protest: Jonathan (Parody) Stoned With Egg

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Follow #OccupyNigeria live on Trends by bukchris

New Video: Dami Duro by Davido

Mr. Ideal 2012: Registration Open

Registration is now open for Nigerian males between the ages of 18 – 30 who want to be Nigeria’s perfect man: a man with a unique combination of a fit body and an entrepreneurial mind. The Mr Ideal Nigeria 2012! 

The Mr Ideal Nigeria started in 2010 in the ancient city of Akure by Twitch & Stiles Events (House of Twitch) . The primary purpose of the pageant is to encourage young Nigerians start up their own business and live an active, healthy lifestyle, the ideal Nigerian man not only provides for his family but also his country.  The Mr Ideal Nigeria pageant believes that the more businesses we have in the country, the more jobs that will be created and an improved economy will lead to a raised standard of living. Mr Kwara Wale Bello won the maiden edition, the 2nd edition was held in Lagos on the 24th of June 2011 and yet again Mr Kwara Ayotunde Ajiboye beat 34 state titleholders to win the coveted title. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Illustration: Fuel Subsidy Removal