Akeem Reachnaija

Akeem ReachnaijaDecember 24, 2018
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A lady, simply identified as Taiye, has vomited
clean notes of N500 denomination in Warri, Delta
State, Nigerian Tribune has reported.

The bizarre incident occurred at the wee hours of
Sunday at one-storey building beside JJC Junction
along Effurun – Sapele road, Uvwie Local
Government Area.

A huge crowd gathered at the scene of the incident
when TribuneOnline got there at about 7:40 a.m. a
they watched in awe the alleged Yahoo boy-
charmed lady in strange public display.


Akeem ReachnaijaDecember 24, 2018
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This guy decided to play along with an ‘Internet scammer’. He couldn’t have predicted where it would lead him….

A white man narrates his experience with a Liberian man he believed to be an internet fraudster otherwise known as Yahoo Boy. But the twist of event as they unfolded is something he never expected!

“A couple of months ago, I got a message on Facebook from a guy named Joe in Liberia. He said he was in need of some financial assistance, he asked me to send him some premium electronics. He said he would sell them. He said he will sell them at the Liberian market and then split the profit with me….

I figured out that this was one of those African internet scams, but I decided to play along and see where it led me….

I told him I didn’t have any electronics to send but that I did have a business proposition, if he’s interested. I told him I’m into photography business. I told him that if he can take pictures of where he lives and send them to me, I will pay him for the ones I like. He agreed …

Watch the video here to see all that happened and see reactions…


Akeem ReachnaijaDecember 24, 2018
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A young man identified as Jeremy James is trending on social media after flying his first flight as an Airline Pilot on Friday, December 21, with his parents on board.

According to Jeremy who had the pleasure of flying his parents for the first time, his dad never wanted to fly with him until he flew a jet.

The first thing his dad said to him once they got out of the plane was “my back hurts”. According to him, they didn’t even land that hard. Jeremy flies the Embraer for Republic Airways.

The excited pilot took to Twitter to share pictures of his parents and wrote; Flew my first flight as an Airline Pilot today! I also had the pleasure of flying my parents for the first time, My dad never wanted to fly with me until I flew a jet and the first thing he says to me once I get out the plane is “my back hurts” we didn’t even land that hard.


Akeem ReachnaijaDecember 24, 2018

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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has come down hard on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over what he described as huge abuse of financial procedures in the running of the state oil company, alleging that the $1 billion voted in the 2019 budget to fund the under-recovery in petrol price was simply a slush fund to finance President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election campaign.

A statement issued yesterday in Abuja by Atiku’s Special Assistant on Public Communication, Mr. Phrank Shaibu, said “the secret and opaque re-introduction of subsidy in the prices of petrol even before it was provided for in the 2019 budget without any budgetary approval by the National Assembly was proof of the colossal amount of embezzlement and rip-off that have now become the hallmark of the Buhari administration”.

Atiku recalled that at the beginning of 2018, the federal government illegally diverted $1.05 billion (N378 billion at N360 to a dollar) sourced from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) dividend funds to secretly fund subsidy payment on petroleum products.

He noted that details of the diversion became public following accusations by the National Assembly that the NNPC had a $3.5 billion subsidy fund it was spending without appropriation by the legislature.

In October, a motion by Senator Biodun Olujimi, (Ekiti-PDP) had triggered debates in the National Assembly on the purported $3.5 billion fund alleged to be managed by the NNPC.

But the NNPC said it had no such fund in its custody. Rather, the corporation said it had a $1.05 billion fund it is using to stabilise petrol supply and distribution in the country.

Atiku said it was on the strength of NNPC’s admission of guilt in the management of the current administration’s subsidy regime that he asked federal government to refund the $1.05 billion, which the NNPC admitted was in its custody.

Atiku said: “From the documents published by Premium Times on November, 5, 2018, we can say without any fear of equivocation that there was never any subsidy at all, better still, that the fraud code-named National Fuel Support Fund was simply a smoke-screen for enriching cronies, and for funding of President Buhari’s re-election campaign.”

The statement said the fact that only the trio of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Abba Kyari; Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Maikanti Baru, and the Chief Financial Officer in charge of Finance and Accounts, Isiaka Abdulrazak, were managing the funds without appropriation, said a lot about the motive of the dubious subsidy regime.

Atiku said subsidy arrangement under President Buhari raises some questions that are begging for answers.

“Why was the NNPC spending sums of money to the tune of $ 3.5 billion or $1.05 billion even when it was fully aware of the powers of the National Assembly to appropriate on petroleum subsidy matters? Why did NNPC spokesman, Ndu Ughamadu lie about the source of the $1.05 billion? Why did he say it was a loan obtained from one of the international agencies when there was ample evidence to show that the money was taken from NLNG dividend account?” he queried.

“Could all the fuel that is claimed to be imported real or is it sheer scam to raise campaign funds for President Buhari? Where is President Buhari raising his campaign funds from when, his praise singers have taken over the air waves with messages running on time belts that cost hundreds of millions of naira?

“Where are the lavish Buhari Support Group and Buhari Campaign Organisation chanting ‘Next Level, drawing their funding from? Are these not all funded from the racket called National Fuel Support Fund, which has initial seed money of $1.05 billion released since the beginning of 2018?” Atiku asked.


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The Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, says the Muhammadu Buhari administration has improved power supply in the last three years.

He told Channels Television on Sunday that although the government has yet to completely fulfil the promise made in 2015, even those criticising the present administration would not argue the improvement in the power sector.

“We set very high aspirations and we will get there, and what I am saying today is that we have improved on what we met, and that is unarguable and unimpeachable,” Fashola said during his appearance on Sunday Politics.

He added, “And we have done so in shorter time and with less resources. Let their (the critics) sympathisers continue to weaponise the challenges they created but the truth is that we are the ones solving the problems that we met.

“That’s why we sought the office because we think we are better than them and we have proven that we are.”

It’s ‘Unarguable’ We Have Improved Power ‘With Less Resources’, Says Fashola
Mr Babatunde Fashola speaks during an interview on Sunday Politics on December 23, 2018.
The minister explained that there was a need to invest in power, whether on the part of the government or the private sector or from both sides if the sector must develop.

According to him, it is important for the people to compare where they are to where they are coming from, and the promises made by the present administration.

Fashola revealed that upon his assumption of duty in 2015, he set out a clear agenda for the ministry that it would first seek to achieve incremental power, saying it was already yielding results.

“We are producing more power than what we met; we are transmitting more power than what we met, and we are distributing more power than what we met,” he said.

He added, “I met 4,000MW; we have added three (thousand) more – 1,000MW per year. Our raw rate is a thousand megawatts (MW) every year.

“Since I came, we have completed projects they didn’t complete, we have evacuated 800 containers they left at the port; that’s mediocre administration… they didn’t administer a government.”

The minister, however, admitted that the numbers were not as important as the experience of Nigerians who were the consumers.

He noted that the government has not gotten to its destination yet, but the people can attest that power supply has improved in the last three years.

“Nigerians will tell you, on the average, that they are spending less money on buying diesel, they are spending less money on buying petrol for their generators.”

While the people still spend money on fuel in the case of a power outage, Fashola insisted that the case was not the same compared to the previous administration.

He stressed states like Kebbi were getting about 24 hours of power supply because there was a local arrangement in place to ensure people pay for the electricity consumed.

The minister added that he got a report from some residents of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital recently that the government should reduce the “24-hour” power supply in their area because they cannot afford to pay for it.

On power supply off the national grid, he said, ”We have been innovative, we are targeting market, we are targeting universities, we are promoting individuals and businesses to get their own energy under the existing regulations that we have championed.”

“So, we have a mini-grid policy … and I see a very clear path to solving this problem. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t remain.”


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As part of its expansion drive, ride-hailing service, Taxify is extending its Nigerian operations to its fifth city, Benin in Edo State.

The announcement continues Taxify’s recent expansion across Nigeria, following launches in Lagos, Abuja, Owerri and Ibadan.

The ride hailing service in statement, said in June that it had completed an investment round of $175 million, and that it intended to use this investment to expand its services worldwide – particularly across Africa.

Speaking on the expansion, Country Manager for Taxify in Nigeria, Uche Okafor, said: “Adding a new city to our Nigerian network emphasizes our continued focus on launching ride-hailing services in more towns and cities across the country, outside of the obvious main centres.
“What this expansion means for us is that more riders can enjoy the safety and convenience of the service, but more importantly, more Nigerians have access to earning a decent living by joining the platform as drivers,” he said.

Having started operations in Nigeria with its first city launched in November, 2016 in Lagos, the ride-hailing service has grown exponentially year on year. Taxify will now operate in 5 cities across the country, and is available in more Nigerian urban centres than any other ride-hailing platform.

One of Taxify’s key success factors in its rapid expansion has been the fact that drivers utilising its platform receive 85 per cent of all fares paid by riders – a significantly higher percentage than what drivers using other similar platforms receive.

Speaking on plans for the coming year, Okafor siad: “We intend to expand our footprint even further in 2019, as we believe that all Nigerians can benefit from the convenience and cost-efficiency of ride-hailing,” says Okafor. “Furthermore, providing appropriately licensed drivers with a platform through which they can earn a sustainable living continues to drive us forward.”

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Akeem ReachnaijaDecember 24, 2018
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Popular Nigerian Musician Abdul Kareem Idris os celebrating his birthday with cute adorable photos.

The Nigeria jagajaga crooner thank God for his protection over his life as he shares cute photos to wish himself happy birthday.

Eeedris who was born in 1974 in Kano had adopted Kano state as his state of origin.His father was originally from Ilesha, Osun state and resides in Lagos while his mother is from Ogun state and had stayed in Kano.

He lost his father when he was 2 years old and had attended Army Day secondary school. He got married to his girlfriend, Yetunde.

Happy birthday to him

Gist From Praizenews ; http://www.praizenews.com/eedris-abdulkareem-celebrates-his-44th-birthday-with-cute-adorable-photos/

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Akeem ReachnaijaDecember 23, 2018

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In September, the minister of transportation, Mr. Rotimi Ameachi asked Nigerians to stop relying on media for first-hand information only, he admonished us to go the sites where any federal government construction is on-going, snap the pictures, upload and use it as your side of story to verify all lies from any government.

To those who always call us out for an eye-witness reportage of the Lagos-Ibadan Railway, now you have it! AutoReportNG got a first-hand account from an eyewitness who is a resident and lives close to the to the construction site. This is the Lagos-Ibadan Railway site at the Bokuru, Arigbajo, Ifo, Ogun State. For those who are close to this site, kindly try and verify our claims and see things for yourself, we will be glad to have your feedback.

We can testify that work has been completed at Ifo, the track laying have been fixed and well as being showed below…


Akeem ReachnaijaDecember 23, 2018
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Ben Murray-Bruce, the Senator representing Bayelsa East district has cited a major problem with 2019 budget presented to National Assembly on Thursday by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Bruce in a series of tweets on Saturday, said the amount proposed for servicing debts borrowed by the Buhari’s government in three years was a serious problem to the 2019 fiscal budget.

The Bayelsa lawmaker wrote: “The main issue with the 2019 budget is that Nigeria has borrowed so much money these last 3 years that we now spend more on servicing our debts (that is paying interests, not paying off the debts) than we do on infrastructure. And twice paying salaries what we spend on projects.”

Bruce further condemned Buhari for having more recurrent expenditure in 2019 budget despite his criticisms at ex-president Goodluck Jonathan of making high expenditures in 2015.

According to him, “President Buhari criticised Goodluck Jonathan for having a high recurrent expenditure, but it is so funny that in his latest budget, recurrent expenditure has doubled from what it was in 2015. My advice to the President is this-make your words sweet, just in case you have to eat them.”


Akeem ReachnaijaDecember 23, 2018
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Delta State Governor, Sen. Dr Ifeanyi Okowa with FRSC Boboye Oyeyemi

Delta State Governor, Sen. Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has said Nigeria will be better if people in position of authority work passionately for the growth of the nation.

Governor Okowa made the observation in Asaba when the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi paid him a courtesy visit.

Oyeyemi went on the visit after personally supervising traffic control on the Niger Bridge to ensure free flow.

Okowa who commended the action of the governor said that it was an example for all those in position of authority to work with zzeal for the growth of the nation.

“I wish and hope Nigerians that are given high offices are able to work with so much zeal, because I believe that if individuals in positions are able to work passionately for our nation, Nigeria will definitely be able to achieve success,” he said.

Governor Okowa emphasised that Nigerians holding positions of authority should live exemplary lives by carrying out their duties with passion.

He commended the proactive measures taken by the FRSC to reduce traffic gridlock at the Niger bridge.

“I must appreciate FRSC for the zeal for us to have free flow of traffic this Christmas season because, we have had situations in the past when people had to sleep at the bridge head.”

“I want to appreciate your men for the level of traffic management,” the governor told the Corps Marshal, observing that the one lane entrance to the bridge was bound to course traffic challenges as roads leading to the bridge from both sides are dual carriage ways.

Mr Oyeyemi had told the governor that he was on visit to special areas of the country that witness heavy traffic during the Yuletide to ensure that appropriate measures were put in place for free flow of traffic.

He commended Governor Okowa for his interest in the affairs of FRSC which had led to the provision of facilities and the enabling environment for the FRSC to carry out their functions, assuring that FRSC officials have been positioned to ensure free flow of traffic on Niger Bridge this yuletide season.