Monday 30 May 2016

1-Year After, Watch Nigerians React To The 'Change' Administration!

Hilarious but Real, watch as ordinary Nigerians react to the present administration in this interview with the Osasu Show:

Friday 27 May 2016

China Unveils Electric Straddling Bus!

China has designed a new kind of transportation known as the electric “straddling bus”. 

The new bus design which was recently shown off at Beijing’s High-Tech Expo  is extra tall so as to allow any cars under seven feet to travel underneath, whether the bus is in motion or not, and it has the capacity to carry 1,400 passengers. It is designed for capacity and efficiency, not necessarily for speed. 

Since its powered by electricity, the design would reduce fuel consumption by some 800 tons and carbon emissions by nearly 2,500 tons every year, while its size would allow it to replace 40 conventional buses.

Reports has it that straddling buses idea was first proposed in 1960, by Lester Walker and Craig Hodgetts, two American Architects, aimed at using it to modernize New York City.

Thursday 26 May 2016

Photo Speaks: Commercial Train In Lagos!

Current state of a commercial train as seen at the terminus at Oshodi, Lagos - Nigeria, obviously needs to be up-graded.

Sunday 22 May 2016

Photos Of A Dancing Cat!

ccchisa76's photos of an immaculate white cat performing ballet is breaking the Internet.

Photos From Around Nigeria - Aba/ Port Harcourt Death Trap!

Negligence and irresponsibility of the highest order: Embarrassing state of Aba - Port Harcourt road.

With erosion and refuse dump this size right in the middle of a high way connecting two commercial cities in eastern Nigeria, one can not help but wonder what the governments of Abia and Rivers states are doing to remedy the situation. 

Friday 20 May 2016

EgyptAir Flight MS804 Debris Found, No Terrorist Group So Far Claimed Responsibility!

Wreckage of EgyptAir flight MS8o4 flying from Paris to Cairo, which vanished from radar just as it was exiting air space controlled by Greece and entering into Egypt air space was on Friday morning, May 20, found by the Egyptian military about 290 km, (180) mile north of Egypt's Mediterranean port city, Alexandria.

Egypt Military authorities said flight MS804, due to arrive Cairo Airport at 03:15 am CLT, swerved radically and plunged from 37,000 feet to 15,000 before vanishing from Egyptian sea coast at 02:30 am CLT on 19 May,  2016, with 66 people on board: 56 passengers and 10 crew members.

PHOTO: An EgyptAir flight en route to Cairo from Paris disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean Sea about 174 miles from the Egyptian coast.

Debris from the wreckage found include human body parts, passengers belongings and plane parts floating in the Mediterranean. 

Information disclosed that British geologist, Richard Osman was among the passengers of the ill fated flight. 
In the mist of speculations that the accident might be an act of terror, United States intelligence said terror attack is the 'most likely cause of the crash' . However, no terrorist group has so far come out to claim responsibility

Egyptian President Adbel Fattah al-Sisi has offered condolences for those on board, amounting to Cairo's official confirmation of their deaths.

Search continues in the area.

Wednesday 18 May 2016

Nigerian Army Confirms Rescue Of Amina, One Of The Kidnapped Chibok School Girls!

The Nigerian Army in a Press release Wednesday, May 18, 2016, confirmed the rescue of 19-year-old Amina Ali, one of the kidnapped Chibok school girls and Mohammed Hayatu, a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, who claimed to be her husband, by troops of 25 Brigade Damboa in conjunction with Civilian JTF deployed in one of the blocking positions at Baale, near Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigeria.

According to the information signed by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Amina and Mohammed were brought to Headquarters 25 Task Force Brigade Damboa at about 2.30pm local time, on Wednesday, May 18.

The statement further revealed that "Preliminary investigation shows that  is indeed one of the abducted Chibok School girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists on 14th April 2014 in Chibok and her name is Amina Ali as against Falmata Mbalala that was earlier stated. In addition, she is a nursing mother with a 4 month old baby girl who was named Safiya. Both the suspected Boko Haram terrorist and the nursing mother have been taken  to Maiduguri for further medical attention and screening".

One Of Chibok Kidnapped School Girl Found In Sambisa Forest!

One of the Chibok school girls, kidnapped from their school dormitory by members of the Boko-haram terrorist sect, in April 2014, was recently reported to have been found in Sambisa forest, by members of the Civilian Joint Task ForceJTF) group.

Kidnapped Chibok School Girls

Information gathered, revealed that the girl, identified as Amina Ali Nkeki, was recognized by a member of the JTF  vigilante group, on Tuesday, May 17, as she wandered in the forest, near the Nigerian - Cameroon border, where she went to search for firewood

The 19-years old,  who has been reunited with her mother in Chibok, was 17 - years of age, when she and other school girls were abducted from their school hostel at night. She further stated that the rest of the kidnapped girls, are still in boko-haram strong hold, but for six of the girls that died. 

Photos From Around Lagos!

Popular Marina Street, Lagos - Nigeria.

Below: Broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos - Nigeria.

Below: Lagos State House Marina, behind it is a view of Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos.

Tuesday 17 May 2016

Never Seen Before Pictures Of Late Princess Diana And Her Sons!

'Never seen before' photos of late Princess Diana and her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry

Reports has it that the Duke Of Cambridge, Prince William saw it for the first time over the weekend.

Anti Flood Campaign - Lagos Drainage System Needs To Be Cleaned -Out!

A low income settlement at Ikota, in the Lekki peninsula area of Lagos state - south -western Nigeria.

Surrender Your Fire-Arms Or Face Arrest - Nigerian Police Force Warns!

As part of initiatives aimed at ensuring adequate protection of lives and property of the citizens, and concerned about the increasing proliferation and engagement of prohibited firearms that threatens security in parts of the country, the Nigerian Police Force through the office of the Inspector-General, IGP Solomon E. Arase, fdc, NPM, urged persons in possession of non-prohibited firearms to immediately obtain or renew their licenses before July, 2016 by following the process on the requisite web link of the Nigeria Police Central Information Centre (NCIS). 

According to the Press release by the  Police Force Public Relations Officer, ACP OLABISI KOLAWOLE, recently in Nigeria's capital - Abuja, failure to do so attracts a clamp down on individuals who fails to voluntarily surrender prohibited firearms in his/her possession or who fails to obtain/renew requisite licenses for non-prohibited firearms.

The Press Release Below:


  • Renew licence for non-Prohibited firearms or risk arrest and prosecution – IGP

Concerned about the increasing proliferation and engagement of prohibited firearms that threatens security in parts of the country, and as part of initiatives aimed at ensuring adequate protection of lives and property of the citizens, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase, fdc, NPM, has directed all Commissioners of Police in State Commands and the FCT to activate mechanism for the mop-up of prohibited firearms within their Areas Of Responsibility. 

For the avoidance of doubts, prohibited firearms under the Firearms Act include Artillery, Apparatus for the discharge of any explosives or gas-diffusing projectile, Revolvers and Pistols, Machine guns and Machine Pistols, Rocket Weapons and Military rifles including those with calibre 7.62mm, 9mm, .300 inches and .303inches.  

Furthermore, the Inspector General of Police urges persons in possession of non-prohibited firearms to immediately obtain or renew their licenses before July, 2016 by following the process on the requisite web link of the Nigeria Police Central Information Centre (NCIS) on 

He emphasises that the intelligence and operational assets of the Force will soon be deployed to fish out, arrest and bring to justice any person who fails to voluntarily surrender prohibited firearms in his/her possession or who fails to obtain/renew requisite licenses for non-prohibited firearms. Such modalities shall include a reward system for informants whose information shall lead to the location and recovery of such weapons and arrest of the person in whose custody such illegal firearms are recovered.

The IGP calls on all citizens to sustain their cooperation with the Nigeria Police in the task of keeping the country safe while assuring the Force will continue to diligently work towards eliminating any threat to internal security and assures Nigerians of its commitment to their safety and security. 



Sunday 15 May 2016

Man U/ Bournemouth Finals Abandoned Due To Bomb Scare Alert!

Manchester United vs Bournemouth finals scheduled for Sunday afternoon, May 15, was abandoned on Police advise after a suspicious package was found within the North West Quadrant, stadium.

Information revealed by the Greater Manchester Police on Twitter said "A controlled explosion has just been carried out within the stadium by bomb disposal experts at Old Trafford".

Citing police sources, local media reported that a cellphone was found attached to a gas pipe. It was however not certain if the suspicious package was a bomb. 

Scores Injured As Double-Decker Bus Crash Into Shop In North-West London!

London Ambulance Service (LAS) has confirmed that at least two people were seriously injured, while scores of others sustained various degree of minor injuries when a route 18 double-decker bus ploughed across a pavement, smashed down a traffic light pole, and crashed into a store front close to The Parish Church of All Souls, near the Jubilee clock on Harlesden High Street, north-west London, at about 2pm local timeon Sunday, May 15, 2016.

According to London  Fire Brigade, 45 people were evacuated from nearby buildings, while windows on the top deck of the bus was smashed to allow people jump from the back of the bus to safety.
The High Street has been closed both ways between Acton Lane and Manor Park Road, motorists have been advised to seek other routes, as multiple emergency services personnel, including a hazardous response team, have been dispatched to the scene

Anti Flood Campaign - Blocked Drainage Around Lekki!

Still canvassing on tackling flood problems around Lagos especially in this impending rainy season, more photos of blocked drainage or gutters around Lekki, Lagos Nigeria...

These area with pointer is supposed to be the drainage....obviously it is blocked with uncleared grass and all sorts...

To be forewarned, is to be fore-armed...Lets take care of our environment.

Saturday 14 May 2016

Again...Fire Destroys Part Of Ikota Housing Estate!

Fire outbreak at Ikota Housing Estate, popularly known as Issakaba Base, a low income settlement, on Saturday, May 14, 2016, along Mobile road, off Lekki- Expressway, Lagos - Nigeria.

Like most other make shift settlements around Lagos, fire outbreak is a regular occurrence in this settlement, but it has nit deterred residents from constructing new abodes withing days of fire outbreaks.

TOW-TO-GO Officials At MMA2 Towing People's Cash Into Their Wallets!

Officials of TOW-TO-GO Inc. a vehicle towing company based in Lagos – Nigeria, seen collecting the sum of 32,800 naira (almost $200) from a supposedly wrong parking, at MM2 local airport, Ikeja - Lagos - Nigeria, on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

May, 14th, 2016: A TOW-TO-GO Inc., counting extorted money
It has over time evolved to be the norm of most traffic officials in Lagos state, to hide and lay in wait for unsuspecting motorists to commit an offense. Most times they engage touts who pose as agents, to loiter around the Airport parking premises. Considering the fact that there are no obvious signs or directives, as soon as they observe any 'innocent wrong move' from motorists, they rush out like hyenas to instead of warning and correction at the first offense, they deflate vehicle tires and make demand for huge sum of money that perhaps never gets to the accounts of the authorities.

May, 14th, 2016: TOW-TO-GO Inc. Official
In the absence of visible signs, ideally, officials or agents would direct travelers who want to leave their vehicles at the Airport garage, to the recognized parking lot. Otherwise, the first thing that would cross the mind of any first-timer to MMA2, would be to drive into the first entrance of the parking lot, located directly opposite the airport building, then proceed to pay the usual fee for leaving one's vehicle for a specific number of days. It is vital to note here that even in situations where any of the officials/ agents or touts around is approached on parking advise, they would tell the motorist that it is okay to park there.

May, 14th, 2016
And 'It's ok, it will be '...until you return to find your vehicle tires deflated by the officials, and you will be made to cough out a whooping 32,800 naira (almost $200) that was not bargained for, before the vehicle can be released. For what offense? ‘Wrong Parking’. 

Wrong parking’ in a garage, in a parking lot, with no directives to specify the actual spots for visitors. With other vehicles obviously parked there. Come-on, how can an ignorant traveler differentiate between the parking space(s) for travelers and those reserved for officials where there are no directives. Perhaps travelers should be made to carry their vehicles along on their heads when boarding.

MM2 Car Park, Lagos, May 14th, 2016

In this scenario, an incident that occurred at MMA2 on Saturday, may 14, 2016, at about 1:30pm, comes to play. Need I mention that the victim missed that flight and had to cancel the trip for another day, having been financially exhausted while making reservations for the next flight, and overly stressed by these officials.

MM2 Car Park, Lagos, May 14th, 2016:The supposedly wrong packing (in the parking lot/ garage) with deflated tires
A couple of days ago, Nigeria was tagged 'Fantastically corrupt' by the British Prime Minister, David, Cameron. That unguarded statement received knocks from Nigerians at home, in diaspora and sympathizers. As rude and uncalled-for as the statement sounded especially considering the efforts of the present administration to curb corruption, there is need for an all inclusive efforts of Nigerians to join forces, through our actions and in-actions, if we must see any feasible changes.
Receipt of payment issued for alleged illegal parking by Tow-To-Go Officials

This call-out cuts across every sector of the Nigerian economy from the Customs at the Maritime and borders, to the Security Forces: Police and Army, to the Educational sector, Health, Aviation, etc.. and at Private and Government Organizations and Parastatals. All sectors must be practically involved. Let us clean out our acts and the world will respect us.

Friday 13 May 2016

Queue Disappears At Nigerian Gas Stations As Federal Government Announced Subsidy Removal!

Queue in gas stations disappear as Nigerian government announced subsidy removal.

Photo as seen at OandO gas station around Ajah, Lekki - Lagos state, at about 6:20pm Friday, May 13, 2016.

Roving Informant even noticed about three tankers waiting to offload the PMS product.

Aftermath Of London Anti-Corruption Summit - British Set To Publish Real Owners Of Companies/ Properties!

Aftermath of the recently concluded anti-corruption summit hosted by the British Prime Minister David Cameron and held in London on Thursday, May 12, 2016, indicates that the fight against corruption might be tackled more seriously than before now, as countries like France, the Netherlands, Nigeria and Afghanistan will play active roles in the British decision to publish public registers of the real owners of companies. 
Sounds like another version of the "Panama Papars".
British Prime Minister's office confirmed this Thursday, following international pledges to prepare and publish registers of who really owns companies in a collective effort to crack down on money laundering.
More soDavid Cameron Cameron stated that for the first time, foreign companies that already hold or want to buy property in the UK will be forced to reveal who really owns them”

World's Oldest Person Dies At 116!

The oldest living person in the world, Susannah Mushatt Jones is dead. 
Jones died on Thursday, May 12th in an nursing home in Brooklyn- New York City, where she lived the past three decades of her life. 
Born July 6, 1899, Susannah Jones who was originally from Montgomery, Alabama, was the granddaughter of slaves who held the title: “world’s oldest living person” and “the last American born in the 19th Century”. Information revealed that Susannah was born the same year the word “automobile” first appeared in text - and lived through two world wars, 20 US presidents, and unimaginable Jim Crow racism.
Susannah  became the record holder for the Guinness World Records title of oldest living female in July 2015. She attributed the secret to a long life to sleep and bacon.
Susannah Mushatt Jones had been ill for the past 10 days before she passed. She was aged 116.

Thursday 12 May 2016

Photos From Around Africa!

Dried up Lake at Denu Village, Ghana - west Africa.

Blocked Drainage All Over Lagos, As The Rains Gear Up!

The rains are almost here, yet most of the drainage on the major roads are blocked, and there appear no signs that they will be cleared or drained. Take a look at the drainage along the New Road end of Lekki Peninsula, Lagos state, Nigeria.

Taking into cognizance the flood history of our environment, blocked drainage as seen in all nook and crannies is a major factor that contributes to these overwhelming flood.

Wednesday 11 May 2016

Photos From Around Africa!

Photo Speak: 

Coconut drink seller at Makola market area, Accra - Ghana.

Coconut drink is a popular refreshing drink across Ghana and in most parts of West Africa.

72- Year - Old Indian Woman Gave Birth For The First Time After 46 Years Of Marriage!

A 72-year-old Indian woman, Daljinder Kaur, and her 79-year-old husband husband, Mohinder Singh Gill, became first time parents after Kaur was recently delivered of their first child after 46 years of marriage.

Indian's National Fertility and Test Tube centre said the baby was conceived using the couple's own egg and sperm and, despite being very small at birth, weighing just two kilograms (4.4lbs),  the baby is in good health and "hearty".

At the initial stage, Anurag Bishnoi, who runs the fertility clinic, said he was skeptical about going ahead with the treatment, but tests indicated the mother would be able to carry the unborn baby.

The excited mun, Daljinder Kaur said she and her husband had almost given up hope of ever having a child of their own, and had faced ridicule in a country where infertility is sometimes seen as a curse from God. Howbeit, she did not believe she was too old to be a first-time mother and said she felt very well and fit enough to cope. 

In 2008, it was reported that a 72-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh state in northern India, gave birth to twins through IVF .

Nigeria's President Arrives London For Anti-Corruption Summit!

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari arrives London ahead of the Anti- Corruption Summit.