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“We’ve only recovered 15% of Diezani loot” says Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman EFCC on efforts to recover money looted by former Oil Minister of Nigeria, Diezani Alison-Madueke

Diezani Alison-Madueke

“We’ve only recovered 15% of Diezani loot” says Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman EFCC on efforts to recover money looted by former Oil Minister of Nigeria, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

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Madam President!

When people tell me Nigeria needs a female President, I remind them that Nigeria just had a female President, Patience Jonathan.

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This Is How Much Nigerian Senators and House Of Reps Members Earn

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Religious politicians claim to live by laws written a couple of thousand years ago yet they call laws they wrote 20 years ago obsolete today.

Gov Bukola Saraki

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I showed her a U.S. dollar bill, she had never seen one before.

Public Breastfeeding

Nigerians at home are wailing about the falling market value of the naira against the U.S. dollar. The Iya alakara on the corner in Ilaje, Osun blames the U.S. dollar for the steady rise in the price of her akara.

Woman frying akara in Ilaje, Osun, Nigeria. #JujuFilms
Iya alakara in Ilaje, Osun, Nigeria. #JujuFilms

The Nigerian economy is pegged against the U.S. dollar and at the current exchange rate of N470 to $1 every commodity in the marketplace is inflated.

Seven ingredients go into making her akara (red beans, palm oil, peanut oil, tomatoes, Maggi Cubes, ata rodo and onions) including firewood for frying but not including any cost for her labor.

Nigerians in the diaspora meanwhile are busy echoing the wailings of the misinformed Nigerians at home. They become blind to the opportunities of investing their high valued dollars at home thereby giving the Chinese who have trillions in U.S. currency the opportunity to own the Nigerian economy.

They stand by the sidelines complaining about how the Chinese have taken over the Nigerian economy and how President Buhari is starving the people.

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun’s inability to articulate the administrations economic policies to the average Nigerian undermines the administrations efforts in adjusting for weak oil prices and a U.S. dollar backed economy. – @OgbeniAyotunde

 

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“Press Release: Eid-el- Kabir: Saraki Urges Muslims To Pray For Peace, Economic Recovery” – The line between State and Church is Blurred!

Senate President Bukola Saraki

I sincerely rejoice with all Nigerians especially the Muslim faithful on yet another Eid-el-Kabir, which is both a period of sacrifice and obedience to divine guidance and a time to share our resources with our neighbours no matter how little.

It is also a call on all of us to love one another, eschew all forms of violence, adhere strictly to the noble tenets of Islam and peaceful coexistence. We must not relent in being our brothers’ keeper and playing our part to achieve the New Nigeria of our dreams.


Truly, times are tough, but we are a tough people too. Therefore, I have no doubt that we shall overcome our present economic setback sooner than anticipated, if we all commit to the ideals of nation building.

I also enjoin everyone of us to contribute in strengthening the bond of unity and oneness that exists among us. This, I believe, will spur us to avoid negative tendencies that could derail our efforts at ensuring faster economic revival and socio-political stability.

Yusuph Olaniyonu
Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to the Senate President