Chimamanda Adichie disagrees with Buhari on Nigeria Governance

“He had an opportunity to make real reforms early on, to boldly reshape Nigeria’s path. He wasted it,”

The largest cities in Nigeria: ranked 1 to 10.

List of largest cities in Nigeria is different from the list of most loved cities in Nigeria

Ankara Dresses, Prints, Latest Fashion Trends

It started as a movement in Africa, Ankara, the African prints has become the latest fashion trends in the globe. Ankara Inspired by the locals and designers in Africa has become the next big thing. Osas eye brings you a collection of the best Ankara dresses

Who will bring back Nigeria’s lost girls?

If Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan can free the missing girls, he would have done it before now. He can't. He failed

African Clothing, Traditional Men's Fashion Styles

African wear continues to rock the fashion trend. From Nigeria to South Africa, Osas eye gives you look at some of the jaw dropping traditional wear by African designers for men

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Poll: 95 Percent Agree ''Nigerians are Better Together''

New York Times ''Nigerians are Better Together''

TOLU OGUNLESI is a Nigerian Journalist, Poet, Photographer and writer. He is also the author of toluogunlesi wordress account. His latest op-ed ''Nigerians are Better Together'' talks about peace and harmonization of Nigeria and Biafra into a united Nigeria.

The article published in New York Times recounts the events that span post Nigerian Civil war 1967-1970. It is now over Forty-six years since the Biafran war came to an end with the surrender of the secessionist Republic of Biafra. The two and a half years of fighting took some two million lives, but when the bitter conflict ended the triumphant Nigerian government proclaimed, “No Victor, No Vanquished.” Nevertheless, the discontent of the ethnic Igbo people of southeast Nigeria lingers on.

In 1999, a group known as the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra emerged, seeking through protests and political agitation to re-establish an independent nation. In recent years it has been overshadowed by another group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, which also calls for independence, by violence if necessary.

Led by Nnamdi Kanu, a Nigerian who was living in Britain until last October, it has demonstrated greater sophistication than Massob. Its main publicity tool is Radio Biafra, an online station that spreads the call for “liberation” and “self-emancipation” from the “zoo” called Nigeria. These activities have annoyed President Muhammadu Buhari, who has publicly backed Mr. Kanu’s ongoing trial for treason. Read the full article on New York Times website at

Monday, January 25, 2016

PlowNewarkPetitions - Tell Baraka,Christie


Resident of Newark are still snowedin. No plow trucks. No resident streets plowed. Newarkers called the city's emergency management number given out by NJ12 news but nothing has happened. The Newark residents has now decided to file a petitions to PlowNewark to publicly tell Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and NJ governor Chris Christie that Newark needs to be cleaned.

This frustration that Newark and other cities in New Jersey has been neglected may cost NJ governor Chris Christie in the presidential election. His handling of the situation has been poor. Newark, the brick city is the largest city in NJ. The mayor of New Jersey's largest city has apologized to residents who remain stuck in their homes due to unplowed streets.

Speaking Monday at a news conference, Ras Baraka said the city was "working around the clock" to remedy the problem. He said all roads in the city should be cleared by Tuesday morning.

The storm dumped nearly 30 inches on the city over the weekend. And residents say numerous side streets had not been cleared as of early Monday night.

Baraka said some of the snow removal delays were caused by people going out during the storm and abandoning cars in the streets.
He also cited the storm's intensity and Newark having to compete with other municipalities for resources.
There are also reports of neighbouring cities in NJ unplowed.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The largest cities in Nigeria: ranked 1 to 10

The largest cities in Nigeria: ranked 1 to 10
Lagos, Largest city in Nigeria
 List of largest cities in Nigeria is different from the list of most loved cities in Nigeria. Abuja remains the most of these cities and towns are known across the country for its fascinating attractions, beautiful scenery, natural resources and cultural heritage. However, Abuja, the capital city is ranked 4th in the largest cities in Nigeria.
most populated cities in Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria

City; State

Lagos, Lagos State

Kano, Kano State

Ibadan, Oyo State

Abuja, FCT

Port Harcourt, Rivers

Kaduna, Kaduna State

Ogbomoso, Oyo State

Benin, Edo State

Aba, Abia State

Maiduguri, Borno State

Monday, January 18, 2016

WhatsApp completely free, drops $0.99 annual subscription fee

WhatsApp completely free,

The Facebook-owned mobile messaging has removed the annual $1 subscription fee for WhatsApp users will instead look to make money by letting companies talk to people in messages.

WhatsApp charges $0.99, after the first year. But it will drop that charge and go completely free.

Jan Koum, WhatsApp's co-founder, said that the subscription fee really doesn't work that well in alot of countries. "It really doesn't work in a lot of countries and it is hard for people to pay as they don't have a credit card, they don't even have a bank account, so we don't want people to think that at some point their communication with the world will be cut off,

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Powerball Predictor: Who will win?

Powerball Winner Predictor

The Powerball jackpot swelled to $1.5 billion on Tuesday, one day ahead of the next drawing which is Wednesday January 12, 2015 at 10:59 pm ET. It is already the single largest lottery prize ever, and the hype has sent ticket sales skyrocketing -- driving the grand prize higher still.

The Powerball Winner Predictor predicts no winner in Wednesday's drawing and the pot will continue to climb into unheard of amounts. Powerball is sold in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The lottery involves drawing five white balls from a spinning heap of them numbered 1 to 69, plus a red Powerball numbered between 1 and 26.

The odds of hitting the jackpot are one in 292.2 million,

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Nigeria Top 10 Most Stressful Countries in The World

Nigeria Tops Most Stressful Countries in The World

You can find out where your countries ranks in 2015 rankings of the most and least stressful countries on Bloomberg (Best and Worst), which sheds some interesting light.

Bloomberg have attempted to determine the most stressful countries to live in around the world, taking into account seven different variables including: Annual Homicide Rate, GDP per Capita, Income Inequality, Corruption, Unemployment Rate, Urban Air Pollution and Life Expectancy.

Out of 74 countries surveyed, Nigeria was deemed to be the most stressful country to live in with a score of 70.1 on a scale of 0-100.

The most stressed-out countries:
  1. Nigeria
  2. South Africa
  3. El Salvador
  4. Mongolia
  5. Guatemala
  6. Colombia
  7. Pakistan
  8. Jamaica
  9. Macedonia
  10. Bolivia

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New NYSC Scheme in Nigeria to Revive Entrepreneurship

New NYSC Scheme in Nigeria to Revive Entrepreneurship

The National Youth Service Corps Year comprises of four (4) main segments in which every Corps Members must satisfactorily participate before he/she is qualified to be issued a certificate of National Service. The service year therefore comprises of: Orientation Courses, Primary Assignment, Community Development Service and Winding – Up/Passing –out.

According to the NYSC website, ''The NYSC scheme was created in a bid to reconstruct, reconcile and rebuild the country after the Nigerian Civil war. The unfortunate antecedents in our national history gave impetus to the establishment of the National Youth Service Corps by decree No.24 of 22nd May 1973 which stated that the NYSC is being established with a view to the proper encouragement and development of common ties among the youths of Nigeria and the promotion of national unity".

The Minister of Youth Development and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalong, has said the Federal Government of Nigeria plans to expand the National Youth Service Corps (NYSE) scheme to include skill acquisition entrepreneur and professional programs in a new scheme to revive entrepreneurship in Nigeria.

He said, “Apart from the basic orientation programme, the NYSC scheme should also move into including professional and enterprising programmes to support and motivate those who would not want to embrace public services in the country.

“After the mandatory one-year service, the Federal Government is planning an extension, to professionally train interested corps members in skill acquisition, enterprising and professional programs.

“Corps members with keen interest would be retained and some financial token given to them as start-up capital in furtherance of their skill.

“This is because due to our research, we found out that people abandon school due to uncertainty of the future. Hence, we believe this would help reduce the unemployed graduate ratio and curtail pressure on white-collar job as a means to win the war against poverty.”

The minister explained that graduates who received addition training after the mandatory one-year service would be provided with a start-up capital at the end of the training to start or partner with a new business.

“We cannot dismiss the gains of the NYSC scheme in integrating Nigeria; I will stand firmly for the sustenance of the system, to continue in its capacity-building of Nigeria citizens because, it is an indispensable aspect of diversifying our culture,” he said.

He said, “Nigeria did not plan to have the number of graduates in this present dispensation. If we had planned effectively, the concept of NYSC camping would have started with a permanent and effective structure.

“The visionaries of the scheme did not anticipate the lifespan of the scheme after the Civil War; the implementation of the scheme was a strategy to mobilise and integrate Nigerians together, hence, the huge number of graduates each year has put much pressure on the facilities, calling for constant renovation and upgrading.”

The Director-General of NYSC, Brig. Gen. Johnson Bamidele Olawumi, expressed gratitude to the minister for his visit and promised that his administration would do its best to uplift the NYSC scheme towards the economic growth and development of the country.

Visit for more information about the NYSC program in Nigeria

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Pastor E.A. Adeboye's 10 Prophecies for 2016.

Adeboye's 10 Prophecies for 2016

The general overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor E.A. Adeboye has the following as the prophecies for 2016. Below is the full text of the New Year's prophecies as listed on his website

(this is particularly for those who fasted for 100 days and those exempted because of age and the newly wed).

1.The Lord says the harvest of the 100 days fast will begin this year.
2. This year will be full of testimonies. Those who have none before will have this year.
3. Daddy says some will be swimming in rivers of abundance.
4.There will be miraculous completion of projects.
5. There will be fulfillment of dreams.
6. There will be miraculous restorations.
7. The song of many will be the Lord has been good to me.

1. Scientific and medical breakthroughs will be many. Particularly in the areas of lack of sleep, dreams and brain disorder.
2. Ebola will die out.
3 . All over the world insurgency will be considerably weakened.
4. We should pray against massive calamities.
5. Pray against massive earthquakes,strong hurricanes and typhoons.

This year all we need is to fast for forty (40) days to charge our batteries. People who want to fast continuously for 20days and 20 nights will cover the fasting of 40 days. If you miss one day of the fast, you will replace it with two (2) days. Please note that fasting begins on Saturday, 2nd of January, 2016.


By the end of the year many will say all is well that ends well.

Archbishop John Onaiyekan's New Year's message to Nigeria

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John  Onaiyekan on New Year's Day urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to pardon those involved in money laundering if they were willing to return such funds.

Cardinal John Onaiyekan's full speech:

“It is okay to expose people and disgrace them, but that will not solve the problem.
“If we want our money back, we have to strategise so that the countries that are keeping our money can feel challenged to return them.

“The easiest way to get the money back is to convince them to go bring the money back, and then it will be easy.
“One way to convince people to bring stolen money back is to promise them that they will not be disgraced,’’

“This is different from plea bargain where you tell a person who stole hundred billion of naira to return fifty billion and be forgiven; that for me is not the right thing.
“If you have stolen hundred million and you are ready to bring back all, then we will leave you and not send you to jail, Nigeria can do that.’’

“The success of the party that won was built on a promise of change and will be in the spotlight of spectators in this New Year.
“We can say that from May till now, it has been a period of consolidating, making strategies and preparing.

“2016 will be a year that we will now begin to see exactly where we are going and how we are moving,” Onaiyekan said.
“We must find a way to discuss and negotiate the peace and tranquility of our nation,” he said.

2016 Prophecies By Prophet T.B. Joshua

2016 Prophecies By Prophet T.B. Joshua

Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet T.B. Joshua has released his prophecies for the New Year- 2016. T. B Joshua who cancelled his yearly ‘crossover service’, opted rather to address his followers live on Christian television network Emmanuel TV.

He said, “There will be large scale scarcity, shortage of food.”

“As a state, country, continent, we have to go back to the farm to arrest, to alleviate the forthcoming situation.”

“I encourage the governments of all nations to invest in agriculture and to grant loans to deserving citizens to augment this effort,” he went on.

“The continent of Africa – how much have we disappointed God,” he added.
“Africa is supposed to be the breadbasket of the world. We are supposed to produce a large quantum of food for the world. This is our natural resource base. Food should be our primary export to other continents, food in exchange for technology,” he continued.

“More African countries will be under siege by terrorists because of pros and cons in choosing leaders. Mishandling of electoral processes will create a conducive atmosphere for terrorists.”

“When you are genuinely called to do the job, you will do it because of your love for it and not because of money,” he stated.

“This year, do what you love. There’s money in love. Money in love brings peace and tranquillity,” he further warned.

On president Muhammadu Buhari, he said, “He has good intentions but a king’s intentions cannot be carried out properly without the support of the subjects. He needs your support to lead us out of the valley,” the cleric stated.

“The president will do everything to reject devaluation of the naira – which is a good idea from a good leader. But there will be overwhelming pressure which he will not be able to resist. Nigerians, support and pray for your leader. The future is crying for help.”

Rev Ejike Mbaka's Prophecy for the Year 2016

 Rev Ejike Mbaka's Prophecy for the Year 2016

Catholic Priest and Founder of Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria, AMEN, Reverend Fr. Ejike Mbaka,Friday 2016 New Year's Prophecies included-President Muhammadu Buhari is God sent to lead Nigeria, alleged plot by beneficiaries of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration  to kill assassinate Buhari and the Igbos cannot be marginalized

Here is the full text of Rev Mbaka’s New Year Prophetic Message:

I am not a sycophant; but I want to tell you that so far God is happy and he who God has blessed none can curse. Many peo­ple are planning to kill President Muhammadu Buhari; there are many plans on how to eliminate him so that corruption will continue; so that embezzlement will continue.

“But I speak to Buhari that God who put you there will protect you; be firm, remain resolute, don’t be intimidated; President Buhari, God and his people are behind you, you are the answer to the prayer of His people.

“In 2013, there was a proph­ecy that there was going to be an oil doom after several years of oil boom, and when that message came out of this ground, many started call­ing me a prophet of doom.

“How can there be oil doom in oil boom? And the oil price contin­ued to climb, but the message said people should start to gather as in the days of Joseph, that the people in government should continue to gather, let them stop squandering our wealth; but they never listened; throughout the six years we passed in the past administration, God blessed our oil with high prices, over N140 per barrel, but the mes­sage kept coming, don’t mind the oil boom, there is going to be oil doom, our politicians stop embezzling our wealth but they said the money will continue to come, our oil will con­tinue to flow.

“During these moments of the oil boom, there was excess crude money, they didn’t know what to do with our money, when our youths were suffering and still suf­fering, graduates had no jobs, new industries were not built, our roads were not reconstructed, our hospi­tals were in shambles and total col­lapse; our educations systems were in shambles and these politicians were building good schools out­side the country, Ghana, etc, even hospitals in South Africa, and other neighbouring countries and when any of them is sick, he will be flown outside the country because there is no hospital in the country worthy of authentic medication, you can­not find any country in Nigeria that has worthy diagnostic facilities; not one; the entire money voted for hospitals was looted out, corruption was in quantum, to the level that the Nigerian Bishops had to convene a prayer against bribery and corrup­tion and enjoined all Catholics to be praying that prayer daily.

“All the money voted for roads was swindled; many of them be­came millionaires, billionaires over night in naira, in dollars, in pounds, in euro when they have no workshop; no business centre; somebody who has nothing doing, just because he is a politician, and they wasted our oil money, now the doom came and there is no prepara­tion for it; the economy of Nigeria is an oil-based economy.

“My beloved Nigerians, those who led us from last year down­wards, have killed this country; none of them is qualified to stay in this country by now, both the President, the Senators, the Reps, the chairmen of local governments, the governors, they are wicked; it doesn’t matter the man of God they worship with; I tell you, be­fore God and man, all of them are wicked; they hate this country, they succeeded in removing the liver, kidney and cardio vascular system of this country, and handed over to President Buhari, shambles, skel­etal organs of this country; a nation that is sick.

“Nigeria, as we speak now, eco­nomically, security wise is in the intensive care unit; if the oxygen is removed, Nigeria will die, peo­ple of God prayed, from here and there and God gave us Buhari. God has told us that Buhari is prayer answered; President Buhari is an answered prayer; whether you hate him or like him, Buhari is prayer answered; the Bishops of Nige­ria, the Catholic Bishops prayed against bribery and corruption and this President came with a charter that has to do with war against cor­ruption; all the prayers we have been doing about bribery and cor­ruption, God answered it in Buhari who decided not to discriminate; there is nothing like religious or political discrimination in Buhari’s government.

He needs all the support, unstop­pable support; spiritual and other­wise; because if he is not the man in power now, had it been the last regime continued, by now, Nigeria would be for sale. All the monies voted to buy this and but that few people stole it; but we see jobless­ness, many have died because of a few people, and these same people want to use you to engineer crisis that Igbo are marginalized, nobody is marginalized; nobody marginal­ized us;

“Can you eat your cake and still have it? Our past looters, not leaders, you may not understand, thieves in political positions, have eaten the cake of this country and now everybody is suffering it; the youths are suffering it, they want to tell you that you are marginalized; the Yorubas are not marginalized; the Hausas are not marginalized, Efik people are not marginalized; and it is only you people that are marginalized.

“In the present political sce­nario, the Igbo have the position of minister for external affairs in the person of Onyeama; the Igbo peo­ple have the position of science and tech in the person of Ogbonnaya Onu; if you go to Abia, you have industry and commerce, coming back to Anambra you have labour and productivity and the problem of our country today is unemploy­ment and once there are jobs, there will be no kidnapping.

“The Igbo in the North are do­ing well; the Igbo in the West too, go to Alaba, they are treated with kindness, why are we engineering things that don’t exist; and like I said before, those saying this have their children abroad and they want to use you.”