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June 19, 2018

This Is How To Apply For Student Visa In Nigeria (Cost And Requirements)

It has come to our attention a lot of Nigerian youths recently have been looking for ways to leave the country. It’s a sad thing to see.
If this were 10 years ago I’d advise all Nigerians looking forward to leave to stay and become an entrepreneur in Nigeria, but at the moment? I won’t blame anyone trying to Immigrate out of this place.
One of the best ways people try to get citizenship in foreign countries is by starting with studying in those countries.
From our research, there are several countries that Nigerians go to for higher education. Some countries are however more popular than others due to factors like work opportunities, cost of education, immigration policies, etc.
We have picked out the top five countries from the long list and simplified the application process for all five.
The five countries are CanadaUnited KingdomUnited StatesCyprus, and Australia.
At the mention of a Visa, you might get scared. Don’t worry; getting a student visa is not rocket science. With this list, you’ll have everything you need.
Most student visa applications have similar requirements.
They all require you to provide the following:-

1. Get Proof of Admission

First of all for you to apply for any student visa, you need to make sure you’ve been admitted to a school in the respective country.
Your admission letter (or confirmation of enrollment certificate in the case of an Australian student visa) will stand as a proof of admission.

2. Get A Valid International Passport

This is important; if the expiry date of your passport is close, make sure you renew it months before you intend to submit your visa application.
Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after your visa is granted.

3. You Proof of Financial Support

The step I would like to call 3rd is that you need to provide proof that you’re financially capable of paying your school fees and living expenses abroad.
They want to know that you won’t be a burden to their government. You can do this by providing bank statements showing sufficient funds.
If you’ll be attending school on a scholarship, provide documentation which verifies your scholarship e.g. your scholarship letter.
Before you apply, check for tuition and living costs of studying in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States, and Dubai.

4. Academic Transcripts or Certificates Needed

You also should provide original copies of transcripts, exam certificates, and certificates earned from all schools attended prior to the school you want to attend.
You just need to be able to present documents which show your past academic performance.
You can also decide to attach a resume of documents from your current or previous place of work.

5. Get Passport Photographs

I believe this to be public knowledge, of course you need to take passport photographs for every visa application.
However, every country has different specifications on photo dimensions and numbers. For example, for the U.S Visa Application, the passport picture dimensions are wider than the regular passport picture.
Make sure you check ahead and tell the photographer what you’re taking the picture for. They usually know the correct dimensions.

6. Visa Application Form

The first major step in your student visa application is filling an application form. Most countries have a dedicated website for online applications.
For Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Dubai and Canada.

7. Visa Application Fee

With the application form, you need to pay an application fee. The application fees for:
Canada – 150 Canadian Dollars – approximately 44,400 Naira
United States – 160 US Dollars – approximately 57,700 Naira
Dubai – depends on the university but can range from AED 2720 i.e. 266,950 Naira
United Kingdom – £322 + the health surcharge which is £150 per study year. For a one-year program, that is approximately £420 – 205,030 Naira
Australia – 560 Australian Dollars – 161,390 Naira

8. Additional Requirements

Apart from the mentioned requirements, some countries require additional things as part of their visa application process.
For example, for a Canadian or Australian Visa, you may need to get a medical clearance and Criminal Record Check/police report.
These will attract extra costs.



9. Attend a visa interview

For most first-time visa applications, the respective embassy will require you to attend a physical interview and present all your supporting documents.
Don’t be nervous; just make sure you have everything we’ve listed. You should do further research just to be safe.
If it’s hard to keep up with the long.

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October 27, 2017

NigeriaNewsNG.com Launched, Visit For Latest Nigeria News

NigeriaNewsNG.com Launched, Visit For Latest Nigeria News

It seemingly looks like you are on the verge of not being ignorant of happenings around you anymore!
It seemingly looks like you will tell the news amongst your friends!
It seemingly looks like societal contributions will come from you!
it seemingly looks like you will understand what it means to be part of governance!
It seemingly looks like you can get feedback from the government instantly!
Yes….it seemingly but it can look it,  if only you subscribe to Nigeria news today!

Nigeria News & Latest Nigeria Breaking NewsPaper Today | NigeriaNewsNG.com

Our Vision. Our primary vision is to give everyone especially the youth of this great country Nigeria a voice, and not be their mouthpiece
Our Mission. Is to see SME’s through proper awareness to millions of visitors, who engage our Nigeria News site on a daily basis turn their businesses for global expansion.

NigeriaNewsNG.com is a fast-rising News Site that keeps you abreast with all Nigeria news headlines and information around the globe and beyond. It is a site that feeds your desires as though it was shared. Nigeria breaking News brings information to your doorstep just as handy as you can imagine. We are on Facebook, Nigeria News on  Twitter, Instagram and many other social media platforms that’s why the news is as handy as your mobile phone.

We cater for all ages and strata just as you want it to be. We have several sections. For lovers of stories as they break, update on stories, as well as trending Governmental reports, all you need to do, is to visit the user-friendly website by clicking here www.nigerianewsng.com  or  visit Nigeria newspaper today.

For persons that are interested in the security situation of the country, specifically killings and kidnaps so as to help you get security conscious and know how to protect your life and property you can click here Nigeria metro news today.

There is yet another section that keeps you abreast with facts on how to be a good electorate and what you need to know about those you exercised franchise on. This section also goes a long way to enable you to select the best candidate for an election based on the information you have about them.

Nigeria politics news today and headlines   we even have a whole section dedicated to President Buhari news and his related policies with enough articles to analyse people around the presidency
For sports lovers ranging from local sports to international ones, name it, Football, Athletics, Badminton, Rugby, Golf, Hockey and much more.

This is your best bet Nigeria Sports news today takes good care of that. Be sure the 2018 World cup is going to be handy to you if you click the link.
To know about your finances and the economy of the nation, prices of goods in the market as well as stock market reports then the best place for you is to visit Nigeria business news directly
It’s not just all straight-jacketed as you might be thinking, you could catch fun too and know about celebrities and how to become one. This section simply helps you relax from a tiring day or as the day breaks. Our section on Nigeria entertainment news today will give all the latest news about celebrities and what each of them are up to at the moment with the needed juice of gossips around them.

Lord Northcliffe says that Comments are free and facts are sacred. You will be a part of governance if only you drop your comments. The site helps you with a nice public sphere to air your opinion.
Nigerianewsng also brings to you Latest news in all other newspapers (Nigeria news today), there is also room for you to know what is trending on social media (latest Social Media Trends) as well as facebook and twitter update.

Seeing is believing, hence there are times you need to watch a video to get situated with the happening as we do not want to give you an abrupt information that has been gatekept.
We simply are at our best in showcasing issues of public interest. what are you waiting for? www.NigeriaNewsNG.com is the place. Get Busy…
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September 5, 2017

How To Win 1 Million Naira in the Tecno #LightUpYourDream Online Competition

How To Win 1 Million Naira in the Tecno #LightUpYourDream Online Activity
Win 1 Million Naira in the Tecno#LightUpYourDream
 Rules for #LightUpYourDream Online Activity

1. Follow @TECNOMobileNigeria on Facebook and @TECNOMobileNG on Twitter and Instagram

2. Upload an image/video of what your dream is and tell us what that dream would be like in 10 years. (This could be a talent you are building, a skill you are working on or whatever you are doing to make impact e.g bead making, fashion designing, photography, social causes, artistry)

3. On Facebook, send your entry as a comment under the pinned competition post on our Facebook page and include the hashtag #LightUpYourDream

4. On Twitter and Instagram, Post the entry on your timeline using the hashtag #LightUpYourDream and tag @TECNOMobileNG

5. The top 10 entries will be picked across our social media platforms and rewarded with gifts and be invited to pitch their dream to an online live audience while the top 2 entries would be rewarded with 1 million Naira each.

6. The activity will run from 19th August to 25th September, 2017. Terms and Conditions apply
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Terms and Conditions for #LightUpYourDream Online Activity


By participating in any of our competitions, entrants agree to be bound by the rules set out below (which may be amended or varied at any time without notice).

The responsibility is on participants to acquaint themselves periodically with the rules/terms.

a. #LightUpYourDream Online Activity is open to everyone who is a legal citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

b) Participants are required to upload a picture or video depicting their dream alongside write-up saying how that dream would be like in 10 years with our support. These entries would be analyzed by our in-house judges and 10 entries would be shortlisted for a live pitch.

c) For every Entry, participants agree that they are the original owner of the picture or video uploaded and shall indemnify Tecno Mobile Nigeria for any claim by any third party arising from their entry.

d) This activity commences on August 19th, 2017 and closes on September 25th, 2017. All entries must be completed no later than 11:59pm on September 25th, 2017. No entry received after this time will be considered.

e) Tecno Mobile Nigeria reserve the right to select winners and disqualify erring participants.

f) Participants must be willing and able to come to the venue where the live pitch would hold in Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria to physically present their dream, if shortlisted among the 10 finalist while they would be responsible for their transportation, logistics and accommodation if travelling from outside Lagos.

g. Winners must possess a valid form of identification which includes, but not limited to, International Passport (compulsory for prizes involving international travel), Drivers’ License, and the National ID card.

h) Winners agree to co-operate with Tecno Mobile Nigeria in any post-event publicity where they may be required to appear on television or radio, or in printed and online publications, for which no fee will be payable.

i) Tecno Mobile Nigeria will not divulge the database of entries received to any 3rd party except in litigation.

j) Tecno Mobile Nigeria reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of any part of an entry and participant (including a participant’s identity, age and place of residence) and to disqualify any participant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by Tecno Mobile Nigeria to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

k) Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law and except as stated in these Terms and Conditions, Tecno Mobile Nigeria (including its officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity).
l) Employees of Tecno Mobile Nigeria online (or any of its group companies or affiliates/sponsors), or anyone associated with this cause cannot participate in this activity. 

Source: ICICT Nigeria.
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July 26, 2017

NEVER STOP, NEVER SETTLE! HENNESSY ARTISTRY RETURNS WITH A BIGGER AND BETTER ENTERTAINMENT SEASON

NEVER STOP, NEVER SETTLE! HENNESSY ARTISTRY RETURNS WITH A BIGGER AND BETTER ENTERTAINMENT SEASON


The most anticipated season in the entertainment industry; Hennessy Artistry, is officially back this July!

Celebrating the world’s premium cognac brand with amazing music experiences, the biggest music artistes and the most promising talents, this season brings with it the most exciting innovations and events’ line up.

Since 2009, the Hennessy Artistry platform has become an integral part of Nigeria’s social fabric – creating iconic moments and collaborations within the Entertainment Industry across various music genres

In the spirit of Hennessy’s tagline - The Art of Blending, this year’s Artistry will be a fusion of the best of Nigeria’s musical talent from the mouth –watering selection of the nation’s hottest rappers to the upcoming acts that will battle for this year’s VS Class crown. Our Headliners include a line-up of musical royalty who will thrill audiences across the country during our Club tours and Artistry concerts.

Strap yourself in for a breath-taking ride as Hennessy brings the best of Nigerian Artistry to your cities and screens.
“Hennessy Artistry has always been the benchmark entertainment platform in Nigeria. This year, we intend to exceed all expectations: delivering unforgettable consumer experiences. For the first time in Artistry history we'll be holding Live auditions for VS Class S IV to accommodate more of the teeming rap talent we have in the country" – Oluwole Awoleke, Brand Manager Hennessy & Spirits

You can join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #HennessyArtistry2017, #HennessyCypher & #HennessyVSClass

Hennessy Artistry is proudly supported by Trace TV, The Beat 99.9 FM
FOLLOW HENNESSY ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook: @hennessynigeria
Twitter: @hennessynigeria
Instagram : @hennessy_ng
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June 24, 2017

Miss Kogi 2017 Beauty Pageant Contest Form Is Now on Sale.

Miss Kogi 2017 Beauty Contest
Triple A events and Entertainment in Partnership with the Office of the SSA to the Executive Governor of Kogi State on Entertainment, Arts and Culture Hon, Mercy Johnson Okojie Proudly Present:

MISS KOGI 2017/2018!
Are you Bold, Intelligent and Beautiful? Hurry now and pick up your contestant form!
Kindly pay N15000 only into our Fidelity bank Account 4010781024
Name.. A. A. A EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT... 
Keep the teller to collect your form. 
Introducing the official HOST Of MISS Kogi 2017/2018 @Queen FOLASHADE OLUBO.
 MISS KOGI 2017/ 2018 SEARCH IS ON GET YOUR FORM NOW.
Endorsed by Her Excellency Mrs Rashida Bello the First Lady of Kogi State. @Miss kogi Grand Matron.
Follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook @Miss Kogi Beauty Pageant
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June 21, 2017

Get Your Business Listed On Nigeria's Largest Coupon Book

Get Your Business Listed On Nigeria's Largest Coupon Book



“ENJOY-LAGOS” is a Discount Publication Project aimed at stimulating the local economy while offering attractive discounts to shoppers, tourists and visitors to Lagos state. ENJOY AFRICA Discounts & Tours is its parent company.

ENJOY-LAGOS will collate thousands of special offers and rebates from local retailers, and make them available to the public. Their quarterly publication would contain about 350 Coupon Pages of discounts worth over 5 million Naira.

To be distributed to

  • Domestic and International Airports

  • Local and International Airlines

  • Duty Free Shops

  • Hotels

  • Shopping Malls

  • Tourist, Arts and Culture Centers


“ENJOY-LAGOS” also seeks to be the largest operator of Africa-tours in exposing tourists and visitors alike to Africa's endless picturesque beaches, sun-touched sand dunes, and open blue skies at an affordable cost.

This project is aimed at being the most trusted guide to discovering Africa's 54 countries each with its own proud history, flourishing arts and culture, diverse urban and rural inhabitants, and culinary indulgences through their discount offers.

In promoting travel, tourism and transport to and within Africa; “ENJOY-LAGOS” will also be promoting the sustainable development and preservation of each country's unique cultural heritage in an effort to advocate for Africa as a leading global travel destination.

Enjoy-Lagos is the ideal leisure handbook
For every household, it caters to every class of shoppers.
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CBL KICKS OFF THE “MAY MADNESS” BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT AS LAGOS WARRIORS GO UP AGAINST YAOUNDE GIANTS.

CBL KICKS OFF THE “MAY MADNESS” BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT AS LAGOS WARRIORS GO UP AGAINST YAOUNDE GIANTS.



The stakes are high, the players are ready, the ball will be set rolling this weekend as the Continental Basketball League presents ‘May Madness Tournament’ in celebration of Lagos @ 50.
The league is made up of six teams; Eko Kings, Lagos City Stars, and Lagos Warriors from Lagos, Libreville Izobe Dragons from Gabon, Abidjan Raiders from Abidjan and Yaoundé Giants from Cameroon.



Billed to tip-off today, Friday 12th of May 2017, the tournament will begin with the ‘Lagos Challenge’ at the remodeled Teslim Balogun Arena in Lagos. Teams will go head to head against each other in one of the most awaited basketball challenges ever in the history of Africa.
Thereafter the teams will embark on a road trip to the capital of Cameroon, Yaoundé, tagged “Yaoundé Challenge” from 22nd to 24th of May.
The best of the best in basketball will hit the court on the 27th and 28th of May for the tournament’s All Star weekend, where your favorite celebrities will play against Basketball veterans, and youth players.
Other activities are the CBL Three-Point Contest, CBL Slam Dunk Contest and more. Fans will also have the opportunity to interact with their favorite players at the highly anticipated tournament of the year.
The May Madness Tournament is not just about basketball, it’s more than a game; expect to see the best African entertainers perform during the half-time shows.
Visit cblafrica.nett for more information!

Join the conversation:
Instagram, Twitter & Facebook: @cbl_africa
Hashtag: #MoreThanAGame, #ItsTimeForAfrica

For media enquiry, please contact tunrayo@bobbytaylorcompany.com





Continental Basketball League is proudly supported by: The Lagos State Government, AFA Sports, SWIFT, PaddyBet, 360Nobs, Red Cheetah by SWIFT, Maison Fahrenheit, Cintron, Printivo, Bugaa Connect, The Bobby Taylor Company, Domino’s Pizza, Selemedic, McErnest Events, Air Cote d’Ivoire and The Beat 99.9FM.





Continental Basketball League May Madness Tournament Table:

Friday, 12 May (Lagos, Nigeria) – Lagos Warriors vs Yaoundé Giants 7pm

Saturday, 13 May (Lagos, Nigeria) – Libreville Izobe Dragons vs Abidjan Raiders 4pm, Yaoundé Giants vs Eko Kings 7pm

Sunday, 14 May (Lagos, Nigeria) – Lagos City Stars vs Libreville Izobe Dragons 4pm, Eko Kings vs Abidjan Raiders 7pm

Tuesday, 16 May (Lagos, Nigeria) – Eko Kings vs Lagos Warriors 7pm

Friday, 19 May (Lagos, Nigeria) – Abidjan Raiders vs Lagos City Stars 7pm, Lagos Warriors vs Libreville Izobe Dragons 9pm
Saturday, 20 May (Lagos, Nigeria) – Abidjan Raiders vs Yaoundé Giants 4pm, Lagos City Stars vs Lagos Warriors 7pm

Monday, 22 May (Yaoundé, Cameroun) – Abidjan Raiders vs Lagos Warriors 7pm
Tuesday, 23 May (Yaoundé, Cameroun) – Libreville Izobe Dragons vs Eko Kings 4pm, Yaoundé Giants vs Lagos City Stars 7pm
Wednesday, 24 May (Yaoundé, Cameroun) – Eko Kings vs Lagos City Stars 4pm, Yaoundé Giants vs Libreville Izobe Dragons 7pm
Saturday, 27 May (Lagos, Nigeria) – Three-Point Shootout, Dunk Contest, Celebrity Game 7pm
Sunday, 28 May (Lagos, Nigeria) – All Star Game 7pm

Saturday, 3 June (Libreville, Gabon) – Final Four Game I 4pm, Final Four Game II 7pm
Sunday, 4 June (Libreville, Gabon) – Championship 7pm
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CBL PLAYERS ARRIVE CAMEROON AHEAD OF THE YAOUNDE BASKETBALL CHALLENGE

CBL PLAYERS ARRIVE CAMEROON AHEAD OF THE YAOUNDE BASKETBALL CHALLENGE



Having experienced two days of exciting games, the players and coaches of the Continental Basketball League (CBL) are geared up for the final game of the Yaounde Challenge in Cameroon as the Yaounde Giants clash with the Libreville Izobe Dragons.

The game which will see live performances from some of your favorites artists in Cameroon promises to be phenomenal.



The Yaounde challenge started on Monday night with Abidjan Raiders going against Lagos Warriors. Tuesday was double header night as Libreville Izobe Dragons battled it out with Lagos City Stars and right after, home team and host, Yaounde Giants took on Raiders. Wednesday saw Eko Kings play City Stars.

The tournament will then move to Lagos for the big one that everyone has been waiting for, The ALL STAR WEEKEND on Sunday 28th May!

Tickets are fast selling! Visit cblafrica.net for more information!

Remember to look out for the AFA Sports Store at the games!


Join the conversation:

Instagram, Twitter & Facebook: @cbl_africa

Hashtag: #MoreThanAGame, #ItsTimeForAfrica



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May 6, 2017

NIGERIANS STORM NEW PONZI SCHEME

NIGERIANS STORM NEW PONZI SCHEME



In spite of the financial loss suffered by a number of Nigerians who participated in the failed Ponzi scheme, Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox (MMM) in 2016, LegionPays, a similar scheme is making wave among many Nigerians.

Legion Pays, launched on Wednesday, 26/04/2017 has started making the wave as Nigerians troop in to participate in the successful launching of the website. Legion Pays is a peer to peer donation platform that promises a return of 200% on every donation made. They offer packages that are affordable to all their members.

A statement on their website www.legionpays.com reads "LP was instituted by a team of vibrant individuals with the sole aim to alleviate financial difficulties by creating a channel in which wealth flows between two or more parties with mutual benefits. The platform serves as a community in which people sponsor each other financially. One member asks for sponsorship - another member provides the sponsorship. The system is very simple."


After the launching on Wednesday, different testimonies have been coming in. Mr Obiora Charles, a participant of the platform commented that "I so love this platform, I paid out today and received today... Soo real !! Thanks to legion pays".

Similarly, Adebayo Vincent, an entrepeneur also said he decided to partake in LegionPays and a number of other schemes to support his business. "The money I have gotten from these schemes has been beneficial to the survival of my business in this economy".

Currently, LegionPays uses a automated pairing system which has helped those who donated yesterday to receive back their 200% investment within 24hrs, which is double profit. They also offer huge referral bonues for those who love referring their family, colleagues and team. While other Ponzi sites fade, LegionPays seems to be the next one to take their stand as they worked on the flaws of other similar schemes to bring out the trust in People. It might be worth it to take a dip inside the ocean while it is still hot.






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February 28, 2017

Fela Reawakens On Stage Smooth FM To Stage Award Winning Broadway Musical In Concert Stage

Fela Reawakens On Stage Smooth FM To Stage Award Winning Broadway Musical In Concert Stage

 
Great music never dies. It lives on after the last notes have fallen silent.

Over the years, artistes have risen and fallen but very few have left our hearts still humming to their symphonies.

One voice, who is indeed a music legend is Fela Anikulapo- Kuti. In a chaotic world burdened with non-stop reformation, Fela's music was borne of humanity and an overriding quest to influence the tide of the tempests tormenting civilization. His melodies has over the years experienced persistent rebirth in several forms. The pioneering father of Afrobeat,is as influential as the story of his extraordinary life.

In celebration of this legend, Smooth FM is set to present the award winning Broadway musical 'Fela! The Concert' in Lagos from April 13th-15th 2017.

The concert which was conceived by iconic Bill T. Jones, will hold at the Eko Convention Centre.

Consisting a blend of Jazz, Funk, African rhythm and harmonies, the musical explores Fela’s controversial life as an Artist, a Political Activist and a Revolutionary Musician. It will feature series of his most captivating songs and imaginative staging hereby presenting a provocative hybrid of concert, dance and musical theatre.

Starring cast members of the Tony Awardwinning Broadway musical, the shows promises Afro-beat music lovers and enthusiasts from all over the world unforgettable nights of dance and music by the late Afro-beat maestro.

Dates:13th - 15th April 2017

Venue: Eko Convention Centre


Tickets are available on: Felatheconcertlagos.com, Quickteller, The Naija Ticket Shop and AfriTicket, SMOOTH FM Studios, Terra Kulture, Jazz Hole - Ikoyi & Ikeja and Eko Hotel Lobby.

“Everybody say yeah yeah”

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February 12, 2017

Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello and the rest of us

January 27, 2016 was an epochal date with destiny for the people of Kogi State as a son of a nobody, man from the rurally rugged Agassa community in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State, Alh. Yahaya Bello was inaugurated as the 4th Executive Governor of Kogi State. 

 

The late Prince Abubakar Audi was the first democratically elected Governor of Kogi State. He was succeed by Alh. Ibrahim Idris who also handed over to his bosom friend, Capt. Idris Ichala Wada. The coming of Alh. Yahaya Bello was unusual.

He lost the primaries of his party to the late Prince Abubakar Audi. But Audu died while the election was yet to be concluded. By the doctrine of necessity, the party replaced the departed hero with the man who came second in the gubernatorial primaries. As unusual as his coming, Alh. Yahaya Bello, popularly called GYB, introduced uncommon policies and political ideologies that has threatened the gerontologists of democracy.

For decades, the Kogi political elites had hoodwinked the populace with the wool-in-the-eye politics of ethnicity. Since they had nothing to offer, their only selling point was ethnographic divisions, bitter chauvinism and crafted innuendos that were cancerous to the unity and wellbeing of the inflicted people in order to decimate the process of governance responsiveness. The advent of the GYB leadership has cut short the disingenuous entrenchments of the idiosyncrasies of ethnic play for interest mulching. Hoofing self-centredness with the destinies of others. Today, we have a state where the citizens think Kogi.

On the day of his inauguration, the youngest Governor in the nation demonstrated the remonstrance against ethnic jingoism in the state. He saw Hon. Edward Onoja, his Chief of Staff as a brilliant Kogite rather than an Ogugu man from Kogi East. GYB is the first Governor to look beyond his ethnic root in appointing a Chief of Staff. He also appointed his then SA Media from Kogi Central and his then Chief Press Secretary from Kogi West.

The action showed the fairness in the man known as FairPlus in business circles. Another unusual: GYB spread his appointments across the 21 Local Government Areas in the state.

He has built a state where everyone sees Kogi first and above ethnic considerations. Unity is not a gospel.

It is achieved through demonstrative actions. Within his first year in office, Governor Yahaya Bello was able to commission projects in the College of Science and Health Technology, Idah. He was the first sitting Governor to visit the school. Within his first year in office, GYB was able to commission architectural edifices such as the Revenue House, SDG Office and many others across many sectors.

The Governor has also flagged off many projects that, when completed, will impact positively on the welfare of the Kogi people.

What many have not really acknowledged is the new look of Lokoja, the state capital. The city used to be one of the dirtiest before the advent of the present administration in the state. But today, the city is wearing a good look with better intercity roads and saner environment. Achieving a new look Lokoja took the political will of the Governor. The boldness of the Governor to embark on Staff Verification Exercise is worthy of applause. Previous administrations in the state had seen the menace but they saw it as a fire that puts off whoever wants to put it off. But if the fire is not quenched, it would consume the state. And the Governor dared. At the Screening Centre, we have seen how a West African School Certificate holder was place on GL 13 as a Medical Officer by a former Deputy Governor. We have heard civil servants confessed printing certificates to gain employment. We have seen how people inherited the employment of of their late relatives with the connivance of people in authority. The exercise was as revealing as it is saving.

This is not to say the exercise didn’t come with some resistance and hardship. The entrenched corruption in the system put up a resilient resistance against the exercise. Media wars were waged against the government. But the belief of the people that the exercise is to their advantage has helped in winning the media war.

As a government, we have not shied away from the fact that the exercise caused the people some discomfort, even casualties while travelling for the exercise. We feel sorry about those incidents and feel strongly about ensuring the success of the exercise to decongest the doubt of the doubters on the genuineness of the exercise.

To ensure justice, the listening Governor recently set up a Screening Appeal Committee to listen to the complaints of the affected workers and ensure justice for all. Last December, the State Government ensured the surface dressing of the Lokoja-Okene, Obajana-Kabba, Ayetoro Gbedde-Egbe roads as well as many others across the state to give comfort to commuters. The gesture also reduced crime rate as there was free flow of traffic. That was a demonstration of good governance. GYB has already declared a State of Emergency in the agricultural sector of the economy. He referred to himself as the Chief Farmer of Kogi State.

He convoked an Agricultural Summit to which he dragged the juggernauts in the agricultural industry to the state and elucidated his plans, programs and policies for the development of the sector. By visiting the Kampe Omi Dam Project and signing an MOU with the Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority for the use of the irrigable land and facilities at Omi Dam, the Governor has succeeded in demonstrating his desire to make Kogi the Agricultural Capital of Nigeria. The Healthcare Plus, a health program that takes the healthcare cost off the people, has not only strengthen healthcare access, but also leaves more money in the pockets of Kogites.

The past 13 months has seen Kogi flex its potential and the will of the Governor to write his name in gold. Revenue generation has improved despite no new taxes were imposed. Anti-corruption has been the bulwark of financial management prowess under the present administration. As a government, we expect constructive criticism. It helps grow the system and strengthen accountability and fiscal responsibility. As a democrat, the Governor is respectful of opposing views and superior alternate views.

However, not all critics are public good-driven. Some critics are uncomfortable with the anti-corruption war in Kogi State. Some critics are antagonistic of the Civil Service Reforms in the state because of their stinking anus. Some critics are playing a distractive game to enable the Governor lose focus. And the last will be explained last. To his officials, the Governor has said solid performance must be the answer to destructive criticism. Let me conclude with the faceoff between a splinter group of the APC Exco and the APC government in Kogi State. The Governor will not fight anyone. He is focused and unperturbed by the scheming of the few Exco members. Their gang up against the Governor “which God voted for” (in the words of Sen Dino Melaye), will not prevail.

All Kogites are looking forward with hope. The Governor is relentless in watering his seedlings to fruition. And the detractors are still in awe of the strength of character called Yahaya Bello. He invested millions on security by procuring Ford Rangers for patrol and better gadgets for 21st Century security. Today, he has been honoured as the number one crime fighters among the governors. More honours will come. Your Governor will listen.

By Kingsley Fanwo Fanwo Kingsley is the Director General on Media and Publicity, Office of the Governor of Kogi State, Lokoja.
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February 7, 2017

HOSPITALS FOR HUMANITY KICKS OFF 1K1M CAPAIAGN TO SAVE CHILDREN WITH CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE

 

Congenital Heart Defects are very common and critical birth defects, however survival and life expectancy of individuals with congenital heart disease have significantly increased with earlier diagnosis, improved surgical interventions and better medical management.

Every year, an estimated 85,000 children are born with congenital heart defects in Nigeria, all are currently referred out of the country for surgeries. A high proportion of children with surgically amenable congenital heart disease will require life-saving, invasive intervention to help improve their quality of life significantly. It is estimated that compared to their peers, the medical costs for individuals with congenital heart disease are 10 to 20 times greater funds most of these family cannot afford.

To this end, Hospitals for Humanity (HfH) an Atlanta based NGO, duly registered both in the US & Nigeria, has in the last two years conducted 49 paediatric cardiothoracic surgeries via its Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Initiative (PCTSI) and in Nigeria, made up of a world class team, providing care and services comparable to any first class institution while building capacities of local staff and fostering knowledge transfer.

Currently HfH has a patient list of over a 1000 patients, 200 of who URGENTLY need surgeries, having exhausted its funds in the largely pro bono efforts of the last two years, HfH seeks to raise funds via its 1K1M fundraising campaign to continue carrying out these surgeries for the needing children.

The 1K1M campaign seeks to raise funds from one million individuals who will give at least N1,000 each towards carrying out open-heart surgeries for 200 children with congenital heart defects.

Taking off in January 2017 and running throughout the year, the campaign will involve as many activities as possible all aimed at raising funds for this cause.

On board as proud partners and sponsors are Daar Communications, BellaNaija to mention a few.

For more information, kindly visit 1K1M:

Website: hospitalsforhumanity.org/1k1m

Gofundme: Hospitals for Humanity

Instagram: @hospitalsforhumanity

Twitter: @hospforhumanity

Facebook: Hospitals for Humanity https://web.facebook.com/HospitalsforHumanityIntl/

Kindly click on the link below to see interview with Dr.Segun Ajayi.
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January 13, 2017

We Are Missing The Old Ebira Movies Before You Start Producing - An Open Letter To Calabash

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Its no news that the old Ebira Movies are the best Movies Ever Ebira people have ever produced and to my own notice, all are before Calabash started his business in Ebiraland.

Gone were the days when Ebira Movies from two acting groups Atigo and Mataga filming groups are rocking our land, to my own surprise most of the movies by this two groups are in audio and stage shows that look real with fascinating and educating stories, with a lot to learn compared to nowadays movies in Ebiraland (head meet desk) that are in VCD and in coloured and not black and white like the days, now look like stage shows that's boring its audience.

Technology is to give more values to the movie industry, from the visual quality to the acting and script qualities but to Ebira Movie industry, other way round is the case. Hope you try and make adjustment to this.

I read an article posted on Ebiraland.com,  (Top 10 Ebira Movies You Need To Watch) even though I have vowed not to spoil my mood again in the name of watching Ebira Movies, When I E-mailed Yakubu Binuyaminu. about how I can get some of this Movies here in UAE! I really appreciate him for getting me Ireta Echu, Barakatu and Agididoyin and other two after watching this movies I recalled and compared the qualities to when we only listened to dubbed voices and watched in black and white TV back then.

I will like you (Mr Calabash) to compare all nowadays movies from the stable of your movie industry to the below Old movies:-

Oyin Eiza (Elder Sister)
Ozi Oku (Motherless Child)
Ozube Eta (Three Hunters)
Mataga (The Pig Thieve)

Ozi Oku: is the only first Ebira dubbed Movie people listened to only voices without seen any moving objects on any screen and listeners broke to tears (How Emotional!!) Top actors are Onubedo and Anavami. Before it was later acted as video for everyone to watch if you watch it too you will agree with me on this ground.

Mataga: Also top Ebira comedy movie that earn a great respect.

Did you remember this song lines from Echunavo in one old movie like that I can't remember the title:

Emi Echu navo Oku eyi iruvo onuye wasiharega.

Emi anari Ahono edivi, edivi, ehimi, ehimi.

Emi ri Ori Ogwu Opa tu Egwu Uvo oku mire ku.

Ojinga Onoboni Ozoza iniresu Ozoz-Omegwuani.

Ozoz-Omegwu Ani, Megwani Oh, Ozoz-Omegwani.

Conclusively:

I'm not the type that will analyze peoples problem for them without given them the solutions if I have one and if the person is going to follow them.

Its a simple thing to bring back, to revive the qualities of old movies again since its the days of technology, every movie must not be comedy in genre just because its make more money, I think more and more of tragedy movies are needed.

And lastly the old faces are Old, try and bring youths to act in the game they know more, thanks to Barakatu in some of her roles in the movies, the youths needs to know more about innovations, act movies in campuses, though its been a long time I've been in Nigeria last but I know Nigeria still got all those campuses good for filming and enough of the kasky sounds from background of movies.

I have tried my best to write in the last very simple English in other not to mislead the Readers my name is Ozovehe popularly called White Lion here in UAE I'm a Civil Engineer and a very big fan of Ebira Movies and Ebiraland.com for their non stop information from mother land (Ebiraland)

Yes I can be contacted; but through a third party (Ebiraland.com) Send all your messages to admin of Ebiraland.com, it will be delivered to me::

E-mail -- admin@ebiraland.com.

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November 28, 2016

Mini Cooper Review

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Mini Cooper Review


Who says you can't have it your way? It's a question asked by the 2016 Mini Cooper, a sporty compact that allows for a seemingly endless degree of customization. It's also stylish and a blast to drive. Let's find out what else makes the Mini Cooper so special. The 2013 Mini Cooper has incredibly nimble handling and powerful available turbocharged engines, but little cargo space and confusing center stack controls, according to critics.

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Mini Cooper has a standard four-cylinder engine that auto writers said to have enough power for most drivers. According to reviewers, the turbocharged four-cylinder engines in the Cooper S and John Cooper Works models have strong acceleration and ample highway passing power. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, which auto journalists said has a precise shifter. A six speed automatic is available. Equipped with an automatic, the base Cooper gets an EPA-estimated 28/36 mpg city/highway, which is good for the class. Test drivers loved Mini Cooper’s sharp steering and strong brakes, and said it’s incredibly nimble and fun to drive. However, some test drivers wrote that the Cooper's great handling comes at the expense of ride quality, which they reported is quite firm over bumpy roads, especially on the more performance-oriented models.
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Test drivers said the 2013 Mini Cooper’s retro-styled cabin has good fit and finish. There’s ample room in the front seats, reviewers mentioned, but space is limited in the back seat, and it isn't very adult-friendly. The Mini Cooper has 5.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 24 cubic feet of space with the seats folded, which is small for a subcompact car. A CD audio system with a USB port and an auxiliary input are standard. Available features include the Mini Connected infotainment system, a panoramic sunroof, heated front seats, a Harman Kardon audio system, leather seats and navigation. Critics disliked the location of the window switches, which are low on the center stack, and said that the audio controls aren’t clearly labeled or easy to use.
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October 21, 2016

How To Get and Promote Your Musics and Videos On Ebiraland.com.ng - Musicians

How To Get and Promote Your Musics and Videos On Ebiraland.com.ng - Musicians

How To Get and Promote Your Musics and Videos On Ebiraland.com.ng - Musicians

Hello there:

Thanks for stopping by and for having interest in promoting your business on Ebiraland.com.ng (The One and Only Ebira Peoples' Portal). That offers non-stop entertainment gist, Celebrity and Kogi state news, awesome articles, relationship tips, Technology News, Nigeria News, latest Ebira and Naija Musics in general and Politics and event coverage. Basically we covered all facet of life.

Do you want to get a very wide fame quickly in the industry and you think its a nightmare for you? Don't worry relax sit back and read because www.ebiraland.com.ng is here to help you out with your struggles.

If you are a constant readers of this amazing site you will agree with me that we have various forms of promoting artists on this site which are:

1. Music and Video Uploading: your work will be uploaded on this site for our readers and visitors to see for life.

2. Interview:- You will be interviewed and it will be posted to this amazing site for people to read about you and no you more.

3. Mentions: you always get mentioned in every posts related to whatever you do.

4. Celebrity News and Updates: Your news and what you are up to will always come up on this site for our more than 500,000 monthly visitors to read.

5. Social Media Hyping: With over 500 awesome facebook groups and the site facebook fan page, Various Whatsapp Groups, Good amount of Twitter and Instagram followers, which your work will be posted in.

The good thing is that you will have a whole category like a topic under your name for only you. eg (Yunique) And you can choose anyone you really need among the above 5 mentioned points to reduce the cost.

Getting or Uploading only songs or videos on this site for downloading alone is N2,000 only $5. And will also be posted on our facebook fan page.

With any of the services its N3,000. $10 only except social media hyping; with social media hyping its N5,000. $40 only

And Everything all together its N10,000. $80 only.

We will advertise your work beyond your expectations and if you have Other business other than Music and Videos and Entertainments then Click Here to see how much we are charging on Advertisement on this great site its affordable.

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