Month: October 2011

Naija Cyber Hactivists Hack EFCC website to protest proposed internet censor in Nigeria

Screen clipping taken: 28/10/2011, 14:32

The group say their main target is the Nigerian government. They have used this kind of hack-activism before to protest issues of public interest.


Sanusi Lamido, CBN Governor Defends, Narrates history of Islamic Banking in Nigeria – Audio

Sanusi Lamido

Sanusi Lamido, CBN governor said attempts to introduce Islamic banking predates him

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido was at the senate on Wednesday for a meeting with the senate committee on banking. There, he spoke passionately about Islamic banking taking listeners through its history and benefits.

He defended the policy which has been heavily criticized by many Nigerians. He said plans to introduce it predates him.

Click the orange play button below to listen to his speech.

The Seven Weirdest Things About Moammar Gadhafi






Late Colonel Muammar Gaddafi

Col. Moammar Gadhafi, the dictator who ruled Libya for 42 years, was killed by rebels in his hometown of Sirte on Thursday. A dictator who oppressed his own people and sponsored terrorism abroad, Gadhafi’s legacy will be stained by violence. But beyond his brutality, Gadhafi will be remembered for something else entirely… being a first-class weirdo.
In no particular order, brings you the seven weirdest things about Moammar Gadhafi.


Boko Haram Masterminded August 26 UN Abuja Building Bomb Blast Claims 24th Victim – UN Statement

UN Abuja Bomb Blast

24 victim died in a South African Hospital

The United Nations is deeply saddened by the death of one more person as a result of the attack on the UN House in Abuja on Friday, August 26, 2011. Mr. Sunday Nwachukwu, a staff of the UNDP, passed on in South Africa on Sunday, 9 October.

Mr. Nwachukwu was one of the first 12 critically injured UN staff members on life support systems who were evacuated to South Africa on air ambulances in August. The UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Daouda Toure, who has consoled the family of the victim, described the late Mr. Nwachukwu as “a hard working colleague and a friendly brother”.


What Life Would Look Like When The Fuel Subsidy Is Taken Away

What About UsThis article describes the life of an average Nigerian after the removal of subsidy on fuel importation. The cost of commodities and services doubles; the cost of living will double. It’s a teleport.

02 February 2012:  Tony is a system administrator and leaves in New Site FHA Lugbe, a suburb along the Airport Road, Abuja. He is single and works in an IT firm in Maitama Abuja.

He woke this morning feeling great. He grabbed his skipping ropes and 15 minutes later, he was sweating profusely. Every morning, works out and baths with about 10 litres of water.

There is no urban water supply in the area so he buys his daily supply from a Mè Ruwa – water vendor – for N1 per litre. This morning, he paid N2 per litre. The Mé Ruwa said the operator of the servicing bore hole has doubled the price of water because he runs the bore hole with generator.


Despite Election Promises Nigeria Still Losing N2.5 billion Annually to Indian Medical Tourism

These Nigerians cannot afford medical tourism

These Nigerians cannot afford medical tourism

Good healthcare system was one of the most recurrent election promises of most politicians currently holding offices in Nigeria but months after the 2011 elections, there rarely any signs of sophisticated healthcare system springing up anywhere in the country and a medical tourism expert has this to say in this report by Daily Trust.

Nigeria loses an estimated N2.5 billion annually to medical tourism in India, New Horizon Healthcare Nigeria Limited has said.


Police Arrest Four Editors of The Nation newspaper

FOUR senior editors with the Vintage Press Limited, publishers of The Nation were on Tuesday arrested by security operatives from the Force CID, Alagbon, Lagos.
Nine detectives, led by Mr. Emma Ogolo came in two vehicles (a white-colour Rover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), marked PFN 357 B and a blue-colour Peugeot 504 Salon car, marked 2413 B).
A statement by the General Editor, Mr. Kunle Fagbemi said, “The Nigeria Police Force, Anti-Human Trafficking Unit” was inscribed on the sides of the SUV.