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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Anyanwu: Spirit of Africa Rising

Anyanwu: Nigerian sculpture at UN embodies spirit of Africa rising

Oliver Enwonwu discusses the profound impact his late father -- sculptor Ben Enwonwu -- had on art during Africa's independence movement, including his work, "Anyanwu," a gift from Nigeria to the UN.

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UN Security Council Condemns ‘Heinous' Terrorist Attacks of Boko Haram

 Nigeria: Security Council Condemns ‘Heinous' Terrorist Attack Attributed To Boko Haram

NEW YORK, 02 February 2016 / PRN Africa / -- Condemning in the strongest terms Saturday's “horrific terrorist attacks” attributed to Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, which resulted in a large number of dead and wounded, the United Nations Security Council today called on all States to cooperate in bringing the perpetrators to justice.

The Most In-Demand Jobs in America in 2016

America's Most Wanted: Where to Find This Year's Most In-Demand Jobs 

Randstad's 2016 Hot Jobs list names three of the most in-demand jobs across six key fields
Construction engineers. Photo Credit: WHAT'S UP RUSTON.  

Top Three In-Demand Jobs
  1. Manufacturing Engineer
  2. Mechanical Engineer
  3. Electrical Engineer
ATLANTA, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As employers and job seekers take their respective positions in this year's talent hunt, both can benefit from insight on which roles will be highly recruited for in the months ahead. To help both hiring managers and candidates best position themselves in the hiring equation, Randstad US, one of the largest staffing and HR services companies in the United States, has enlisted the expertise of its national recruiting team and partnered with Economic Research Institute (ERI) to publish its list of 2016 Hot Jobs.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Moment You Quit Smoking and Tobacco

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Monday, February 1, 2016

No Nigerian City Among the 20 Most Violent Cities in the World

Lagos city is Africa's largest mega city and the commercial capital of Nigeria.
No Nigerian City Among the 20 Most Violent Cities in the World 

In spite of the widespread poverty and unemployment and the dreadful Boko Haram terrorists on rampage in the northern states in Nigeria, no Nigerian city is listed among the 20 most violent cities in the world and Cape Town is the only city in Africa on the list according the report by Statista.
Out of the world's 50 most violent cities, 41 are in Latin America including 21 in Brazil. The Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security releases its findings on the homicide rate in cities with populations over 300,000 every year. This infographic shows the world's top 20 cities, with Caracas, Venezuela, in first place with 119.87 homicides per 100,000 residents in 2015.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras (111.03 homicides per 100,000) came second with San Salvador, El Salvador (108.54 homicides per 100,000) rounding off the top three. The majority of the violence in Latin America can be attributed to drug trafficking, gang warfare and political instability.


  The Victory of Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Dream
By Michael Chima Ekenyerengozi

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The Victory of Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Dream: My Testimony on the 2015 Presidential Election is an important chronicle of the 2015 presidential election in Nigeria and the principal actors in the emergence of the first Nigerian presidential candidate to defeat an incumbent President in the political history of Nigeria.
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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Transfast Executives To Speak at Remittance and Mobile Money Expo, Nigeria

Transfast Executives To Speak at Remittance and Mobile Money Expo, Nigeria 
Finalist for "Best Remittance Service" Award 

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Transfast, the global funds transfer company, announced that two of its executives will speak at the 6th Annual Remittance and Mobile Money Expo, to be held Feb. 2-3 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Komal Rathi, COO of, will speak on "Remittance 2.0: The Digital Customer's Journey for Value," and Global Marketing Director Jay Vix will address attendees on the topic of "Digital 2.0: Be Social, Think Global and Respond Local."

My Dear Brother In-Law, Former President Goodluck Jonathan, You Failed Nigeria

My Dear Brother In-Law, former President Goodluck Jonathan, stop all these your PR Stunts overseas arranged by PR agents for your image laundering.
You failed woefully and was rejected at the presidential election on March 28, 2015. And made history as the incumbent president to lose at a presidential election in the political history of Nigeria.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Igbo Obioma Itinerant Street Tailors in Lagos Are Disappearing Every Day

Igbo Obioma itinerant street tailors in Lagos are disappearing and many Hausas from northern Nigeria are now seen with the traditional Singer 99K sewing machines carried on their shoulders on the streets of Lagos.

During the recce for my "Sights and Sounds of Lagos" tourist documentary series, I met one of the remaining Igbo Obioma tailors in Lagos on December 29, 2015 who said Hausas are taking over their traditional Obioma street tailoring business, because many of them have outgrown the business and the younger generation of Igbos don't find it attractive and lucrative in the fast developing world of the 21st century. But he said the few of them still in the street tailoring business are making more money than the monthly salaries of many graduates with diplomas and degrees. He said a hard working Obioma can make as much as N2, 000 daily from about 30 customers, because there are many poor people with torn clothes to stitch and it is the safest affordable trade that does not require power supply or fuel and they are not harassed by street touts or law enforcement agents who extort money from other self employed professionals like transporters, street traders and others.
The Obioma itinerant street tailors became very popular after the Nigerian civil war in 1970 and "Obioma" which is the Igbo word for kindness or kind heart became a household name especially in Lagos where many of the returnees from the eastern states of the former Republic of Biafra flocked to in search of means of survival. They moved from place to place with the popular Singer 99K sewing machines often used by housewives to stitch torn clothes. Almost everyone living in the lower class and lower middle class homes patronized the Obioma.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

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Olúṣẹ́gun Ọbásanjọ́, Father of Modern Democracy in Nigeria

Chief Olúsẹ́gun Ọbásanjọ́,GCFR, is the Father of Modern Democracy in Nigeria.
As the first Yoruba Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he conducted a peaceful presidential election in 1979 and restored Nigeria to democratic rule with the Second Republic after more than 12 years of military rule. 

Chief Olúsẹ́gun Ọbásanjọ́'s Books

On 1 October 1979, Obasanjo handed power to Shehu Shagari, a democratically elected civilian president, hence becoming the first military head of state to transfer power peacefully to a civilian regime in Nigeria. In late
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Friday, January 29, 2016

Have An Attitude of Gratitude

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