MURIC reacts to alteration of 2018 budget by National Assembly

– Muslim Right Concern (MURIC) has reacted to the action of the National Assembly concerning the 2018 budget

– MURIC described the action of the legislators as signs of deliberate attempt to sabotage government’s effort at speeding up developmental projects

The Muslim Right Concern (MURIC) on Thursday, June 21, in a statement described the content of the 2018 budget as a “rip off”, The Cable reports.

President Muhammadu Buhari who signed the budget into law on Wednesday, June 20, lamenting the alterations made by the national assembly, adding they jerked up their budget by N14.5 billion and added over 6,000 projects to it.

NAIJ.com gathered that the Islamic group in a statement signed by Ishaq Akintola, MURIC director, described the action of the legislators as “signs of deliberate attempt to sabotage government’s effort at speeding up developmental projects in critical areas”.

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“NASS has revealed its intention to dent the image of the current administration by reducing the amount allocated to some strategic major roads to make way for those added by it,”

“This is very significant as we approach the 2019 general elections. Good performance in those areas and completion of the projects were being touted as likely to skew votes in the direction of President Buhari while failure to finish them are most likely to ignite anger among the electorate in the affected areas.

“MURIC takes very serious objection to the strong arm tactics, procrastination and lackadaisical attitude of the federal lawmakers particularly on the issue of the 2018 budget which touches all aspects of life of every single Nigerian.

“2018 budget was deliberately delayed for seven good months to railroad the executive into signing under duress since very little time will be left for scrutinizing.

“This informed President Buhari’s remark yesterday that he was signing the budget to avoid total economic shutdown. We salute Mr. President for this altruism. It is very glaring that members of the NASS are proving beyond any reasonable doubt that they are enemies of the people; they are holding the nation to ransom.

“Nigerians must remember that this same NASS claimed that the budget was lost after receiving it from the executive. This caused a long delay. NASS is frustrating efforts of the federal government to provide critical infrastructure… we reiterate our conviction that this eighth NASS is the worst in the history of our nation.”

“It is also most paradoxical that the NASS would ever think of slashing the budget for the provision of security in the Unity Schools by N3 billion. It is unthinkable at a time when kidnapping is rife and the same NASS had threatened to impeach Mr. President over insecurity,” the statement read.

‘This must be a huge joke. Chibok and Dapchi must be tales from the moonlight as far as our lawmakers are concerned. It merely exposes the insincerity of Nigerian legislators at the federal level.

“These people are playing politics with the lives of Nigerians. Our people are being made to suffer because selfish lawmakers do not want progress to be registered during this Buhari regime. This is politics of pettiness and bitterness. It is ‘bolekaja’ diplomacy.

“We must pray that Almighty God should uplift those Nigerian lawmakers and other politicians who are promoting the welfare of the people and working for the greatness of our nation. We also need to beseech God to remove the hands of selfish lawmakers and other politicians from the destiny of the Nigerian people.”

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NAIJ.com previously reported that President Muhammmadu Buhari on Wednesday, June 20, signed the 2018 budget but lamented that lawmakers made cuts amounting to N347 billion in the allocations to 4,700 projects he submitted for consideration.

The president added that the lawmakers also introduced 6,403 projects of their own amounting to N578 billion.

the National Assembly had on May 16 passed the 2018 Appropriation Bill, increasing the proposal of N8.612 trillion presented by President Buhari last December to N9.120 trillion.

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DESOMTECH HND Admission Form [PT, FT] 2018/2019 Session

Delta State School of Marine Technology, DESOMATECH, admission form for entry into Higher National Diploma (HND) Full-Time (FT) & Part-Time (PT) programmes for the 2018/2019 academic session is now on sale. All members of the public and prospective candidates are hereby informed. The Delta State School of Marine Technology (DESOMATECH), Burutu, hereby announces to the general public, especially its prospective students, that it has commenced the sale of forms for the following Higher National Diploma (HND) regular and part-time programmes for the 2018/2019 academic session: DESOMATECH HND ADMISSION FORM DESOMATECH HND Courses and Admission Requirements. DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Marine

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VIDEO: SkyeGlow – So High

VIDEO: SkyeGlow – So High

VIDEO: SkyeGlow – So High

Daniel Amos chucks, Better known with his stage name “Skyeglow” Is a Nigerian born eclectic and captivating singer and songwriter based in the United Kingdom.
The music of SkyeGlow is built from his life experiences and the stories of the lives around him, aspiring to give voice to the heart of humanity.

In an era where Nigerian music is inundated with sex, drugs and violence, skyeglow and his brand of positive music is a breath of fresh air that is badly needed. With lyrics to inspire and beats made for dancing, the Nigerian music industry can learn from Skyeglow and his music made for these hard times
Looking for an upbeat, positive vibe to start your day? Or uplifting lyrics to motivate you? Then skyeglows So High is what you are looking for…inspiring affirmations laced on infectious beats that will keep you dancing way after the song has ended
His Latest single “SO HIGH”
Is Available on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud.
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THROWBACK: African China – “Crisis”

Chinagorom Onuoha popularly known as African China is one of the renowned acts of the early/mid 2000’s.

The singer is known to have churned out many hits and the number  Crisis is still highly celebrated.

On today’s Throwback Series, we go down memory lane by sharing the song “Crisis” with you.

This is still a classic. Enjoy below


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Quotable Lyrics

I Say them burn man, dem kill man o for inside Ajegunle

I say the burn house the steal land o for inside Ajegunle.

I Say them burn man, dem kill man o for inside Ajegunle

I say the burn house the steal land o for inside Ajegunle.

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…and the Winner of Baileys BakeFest 2 is #TeamCubis! Congratulations to Bisola Aiyeola & Chef Cupid 🎉

Marketing Director Spirits RTD & Guinness Portfolio, Adenike Adebola; Winner Baileys Bakefest 2018 #TeamCuBis, Nelson aka Chef Cupid & Bisola Aiyeola;  Brand Manager Baileys Nigeria, Ufuoma Udjoh

On Saturday, June 16th, fortune finally smiled on Bisola Aiyeola as she was part of winning team #TeamCubis at Baileys Bakefest 2. Along with upcoming professional chef, Nelson aka Chef Cupid, their combination of creativity and spontaneity was more than enough to secure the win.

The celebrity bake-off was split into two stages and  #TeamCubis had a clean sweep, winning both rounds and condemning the other teams to a not so delicious defeat. In second place was #TeamXBee featuring superstar DJ Exclusive with Barbara followed by #TeamTK of Toke Makinwa & Kofo in third place. Actor IK Ogbonna’s charm would prove insufficient as he & Busola of #TeamIKBus came in 4th place.

All teams walked away with mouth-watering cash prizes while the 1st and 2nd places teams also won Vava Furniture. Bisola’s #TeamCubis remained the day’s biggest winners scoring all-expense paid return tickets to South Africa in addition to all the other prizes.

 

#TeamCuBis – Winner Baileys Bakefest 2018

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#TeamIkBus- 3rd Runner Up

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How to launch a successful cashew nut processing business?

Are you planning to launch a cashew nut processing business? Then you need to draw up a good business plan. Read this post and learn how to start a successful cashew nut processing in Nigeria.

Cashew nut processing business plan

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We all know that fruits are very useful for human body. If you eat at least one fruit a day, this ensures strong immunity and good health. Their benefits are undoubted due to contained vitamins. As for the cashew nuts, they have a lot of different elements that are useful for people. This food is highly nutritious and contains all necessary antioxidants for strong health. Despite the high calorie content, this nut is very beneficial. It may prevent a lot of dangerous diseases including cancer.

Of course, cashew belongs to seasonal fruits as well as many others. However, its processing is in demand all year round. And as you understand, this is profitable for business. That’s why, many businessmen start cashew nut business in Nigeria. However, a process of launching the company can be often complicated and costly. You need to draw up a successful business plan. Find out the major steps for starting this business.

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Cashew nut business plan

You can’t create a business that doesn’t need preparatory work. It’s necessary to find out the cost, benefits and its profitability. Well, you are starting your cashew nut processing business. Then you need to:

Make research

When creating a business plan, you need to make your own research. As for the cashew nuts, you should explore their benefits, know when they are available, that is their season, harvesting, shelf life, and also when you can buy them.

Your researches should also include the study of other similar companies. It’s necessary to know how cashew plant works, what equipment you need for processing cashew nuts. Fortunately, we live in 21th century and can use internet for such type of study.

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Give the name to your company

Of course, you should name and register your new enterprise to identify it. Register also all relevant leading organs and firms that are important for managing your business. Sometimes it’s necessary to join the special association of cashew nuts processing. You will need to register with it to run your company.

Determine the location of your enterprise

If you choose a place located near the farm where these fruits are grown, it will be very advantageous for you. Otherwise, you can face extra costs for transportation and many other inconveniences. It will also help you to get the cashew in time. The fruits will not rot very fast.

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Get the building permit

Each entrepreneur knows the importance of this item. When starting any business, you need to get not only license to start your business but also the building permit. There are special agencies who are responsible for constructions in your location. They will examine and approve your construction plan. Sometimes this process cause different problems. These agencies can’t give permit if your plan does not match the major scheme of the city. As you understand, this is important and inevitable process.

Find your business partners

At first you should seek people who will provide you with cashew. We mean farmers who grow and harvest these fruits. You will also need some investors, that is banks or individuals. There is no business that doesn’t need financing.

Find professionals for different purposes

It’s no secret that any new company needs many professionals who will do the works. You should hire builders, electrics, engineers and so on. Actually, you better know what professionals you need for your business.

Cashew nut processing

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Test you product on the market

When everything is ready and you can start to produce your product, examine it on the market. It’s necessary to make sure that it will be demanded. When you will get some feedbacks, consider them. Perhaps, you should adjust something. In any case this will help you to develop the quality of your product.

Improve your product

This is the continuation of the previous point. Well, before you enter the market completely, you should consider all feed backs, advantages and disadvantages of your product. Pay attention to any detail and improve it. This is very important and even decisive step. It will help you to avoid material losses in the future.

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Create your own website

The official website is a necessity for any business in 21th century. Even if your company is only at an early stage, you still need a high quality official website. It’s even more important than you may think. Make sure that it’s comfortable in using, has nice design and all necessary information. Specify how and where the buyers can get your processed product, prices, add some pictures. Give any information that can be useful and necessary for the customers. If in doubt, specify also your contacts to clarify details.

Promote your goods

Finally, if your product is ready and available in the market, start to advertise it. Use any medias and tell why they need your processed cashew. What will people get using your product? What are the main benefits of your product? What special techniques you use for processing?

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This cashew nut business plan will allow you to start a successful business. You should follow any of these items to run your business without any problems. Remember that each young entrepreneur faces a lot of problems at the beginning. That’s why you need to be patient and perform these initial tasks meticulously. But more importantly to find a good motivation.

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Jubilation at Old Trafford as Manchester United finally announce the signing of Brazilian midfielder

– Manchester United announce the signing of Fred from Shakhtar Donestk

– Fred conducted a medical with United during the warm up match against Croatia

– The 24-year-old is currently playing for Brazil at the Russia 2018 World Cup

Premier League club Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Brazil international, Fred, from Shakhtar Donetsk.

There have been stories in recent months about the Brazilian making a big summer move to Old Trafford in a fee believed to be around £52m.

And now, it has been confirmed on United’s social media page with the player dressed in the traditional red, white and black kit have been released by the club.

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After Brazil’s pre-World Cup friendly match against Croatia at Anfield, sources claimed that the team granted him permission to undergo medicals with United.

Jose Mourinho has been keen to complete the deal before the start of the Russia 2018 World Cup but it is now officially been sealed.

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The 24-year-old defensive midfielder would fit into the holding midfield which will allow Paul Pogba play in a more advanced position.

Fred is a member of Brazil’s squad currently campaigning for their sixth world title at the Russia 2018 World Cup.

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Manchester City and Manchester United had been on the hot chase for Fred.

Shakhtar Donetsk have confirmed Fred will be heading to either of the Manchester sides this summer, with both clubs at logger-heads for the Brazilian star.

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Nigeria Vs Iceland: No sex ban for Iceland once it’s with their wives –Coach

Iceland’s players will be allowed to have sex ahead of their World Cup match against Nigeria, as long as it’s with their wives, coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said on Thursday.

When an Icelandic reporter asked if sex was banned for members of the squad, Iceland captain Aron Gunnarsson said, laughing: “For the time being, yes.”

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Hallgrimsson interjected: “At least as long as the wives have not arrived. No, sex is not banned, it’s bullshit.”

Iceland’s players were due to be reunited with their families on Thursday in Volgograd where they face Nigeria on Friday in Group D, with one eye on the knockout phase after an impressive 1-1 draw with Argentina on Saturday.

(Reuters/NAN)

Names of Hausa states in Nigeria

What are the major Hausa states in Nigeria? The Hausa states are the states that are predominantly occupied by the Hausa people. These are majorly the states in the Northern part of the country. In our post, you will find a list of the states regarded as the Hausa states.

Map of the Hausa states in Nigeria

The Hausa are seemingly the largest ethnic group in Nigeria and one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa. They are one of the three majority ethnic groups in Nigeria. The other two are the Igbos and the Yorubas. Unlike the other two major ethnic groups in Nigeria, the Hausas are a more culturally homogeneous people.

Each of the thirty-six states in Nigeria has a predominantly ethnic group settled in them. The settlement of ethnic groups in Nigeria is based on their migration history and expansion. As we have already mentioned, the Hausas are located predominantly in the states in the Northern part of Nigeria. The Yorubas inhabit mainly the states in the South-Western part of Nigeria while the Igbos mainly live in the states located in the South-Eastern part of the country.

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List of the Hausa states in Nigeria

Before the creation of Nigeria as a country and before the creation of the thirty-six states in Nigeria, the true Hausa settlements were:

  • Daura
  • Kano
  • Katsina
  • Zaria (Zazzau)
  • Gobir
  • Rano
  • Biram

These were founded by Bawo and his six sons. Bawo was the son of Bagwariya, who according to myth is believed to be the eponymous ancestor of the Hausa. These seven were occupied only by Hausa speaking people.

According to history and mythology, there were seven sons of Karbagari, another son of Bagwariya, the also have founded seven states:

  • Zamfara (state inhabited by Hausa-speakers)
  • Kebbi (state inhabited by Hausa-speakers)
  • Yauri (also called Yawuri)
  • Gwari (also called Gwariland)
  • Kwararafa (the state of the Jukun people)
  • Nupe (state of the Nupe people)

These were not regarded as true Hausa states because there were some other ethnic groups inhabiting these states. But for most of them, the inhabitants were predominantly Hausas. Also, some of the states became part of the Hausa Kingdoms after they were conquered by the Hausas with most of the original settlers either became slaves or fled.

List of major Hausa states in Nigeria

List of Hausa states in Nigeria today

It is difficult to say that some states are inhabited for 100% by the Hausa people, but we definitely can name the states where a big number of the population really belongs to this ethnic group. These states include:

  • Bauchi State
  • Borno State
  • Kano State
  • Katsina State
  • Plateau State
  • Taraba State
  • Niger State
  • Adamawa State
  • Kaduna State
  • Sokoto State
  • Jigawa State
  • Kebbi State
  • Zamfara State.

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Femi Adesina says Opposition are the ones sponsoring killings in the country – Opposition react

 

 

Special adviser to president Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Mr Femi Adesina has accused the opposition of sponsoring the incessant killings in the country. Adesina made this known while speaking on Arise TV on Wednesday – He said; “You have the true herders and farmers who are clashing and you have hidden hostile hands who have crept in under that umbrella to play what the president has described as irresponsible politics,” he said.

“This farmers/herders’ clash has been going on for a long time. When I say long time, I mean far long before this administration.

“Like the president said, the issue is even older than anybody living today. What you have today are being sponsored because they know security is one of the strongest points of the administration.

“The president said so in a national broadcast. He also said the security agencies are investigating and has warned that once they are identified, they will be dealt with.

“The intention of the opposition in any democracy is to weaken the incumbent as much as possible and the opposition in Nigeria has identified security as one of the strong points of the Buhari administration. So they decided to go to that area finding the soft under belly and stick a knife into it.”

Reacting to the statement, member of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Femi Fani Kayode said Adesina has lost his mind, that the ‘Villa curse has affected his thinking and the Buhari spell has beclouded his judgement.’ He said this via a tweet on Thursday, and urging Nigerians to pray for Mr Adesina.

See what he shared via Twitter

 

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