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, March 29, 2016

African Nations Cup:Nigeria Fails again to Qualify

African Nations Cup:Nigeria Fails to Qualify Second Time

AFCON 2017: Nigeria fail to qualify for the second successive year after defeat by Egypt.

With just one game remaining and only the group winners to qualify, Nigeria cannot make up their five-point deficit to table-toppers Egypt.

Ramadan Sobhy's 65th-minute winner puts Egypt on the verge of qualification.

Egypt face Tanzania in June and will book their place in Gabon with any result better than a 3-0 defeat.

Hosts Egypt created the better chances in the first half but Nigeria also had their moments during a goalless first half at a packed Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandria.

Nigeria played with a lot of confidence and dictated the tempo of the game for a good period of the first 45 minutes.

Defending Champions Nigeria fail to qualify

Monday, March 28, 2016

Enroll or Not In Nigerian N500Million Naira Grant

Enroll or Not In Nigerian N500Million Naira Grant

Over 1000 Nigerians in 2016 are eligible for N500Million Naira Grant seed capital set aside for young Nigerian entrepreneurs and students. To enroll or apply for the YESGrant, you must be:
  1. A member of the Nigeria Young Professional Forum (NYPF). 
  2. Male or Female Nigerian between the ages of 18 and 40.
  3. Nigerian University students final year students and NYSC members. T

Eligible entrepreneurs will receive N500Million Naira Grant to develop and execute their business ideas. This will lead to accelerated job creation in Nigeria and encourage the culture of self-reliance. The programme will support both existing and aspiring entrepreneurs through a platform that showcases their business concepts, skills and aspirations to business leaders, investors and mentors all around the world.

YESGrant will give tuition fee support to University students and also create a support system that finances Science and Technology related projects from final year students and NYSC members. This category of YESGrant will motivate Nigerian students and encourage them to achieve their academic pursuits.

Selection will be through a rigorous, multi-step process. Applicants will be screened in order to identify those with the best talents, needs for support and potentials for positive economic impact to the Nigerian economy. No favorism.
Nigerians N500Million Naira YESGrant

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Fashion: Uju's Meena links Nigeria-Cameroon roots

Fashion: Uju's Meena links Nigeria-Cameroon roots

Nigeria's fashion designer, Uju Offiah launched her 2016 spring/summer collections under the label Meena. She has simply called the custom-made prints ‘Ochiagha’, their first venture into custom-made prints.

“The symbols were arranged in clusters to tell a story of victory, resilience, love and hate, peace and unity of a Nigerian,” Offiah says. “Details are influenced by strips (ropes) to create a bound effect of unity and peace amidst the challenges and insurgencies (in the Northern part of Nigeria) we are faced with as a nation. Further details are flap layerings of shapes - trapeziums, triangles and rhombus. Hand embroidered Nsibidi symbols also run through the collection. Architectonic undertones which is our core is visible in origami details and sophisticated cuts.”

Friday, March 18, 2016

Why Nigerian Senate rejected Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill

Nigerian Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill
In Nigeria, there are 109 senators. 7 out of 109 senators are women. The Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill entitled, “A bill for an Act to Incorporate and enforce certain provisions of the United Nations Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, the Protocol of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the rights of women in Africa, and other matters connected therewith, 2016 (SB. 116)'' was sponsored by the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Biodun Olujimi (PDP, Ekiti South). In a session exclusively males, the bill failed in first reading. Here are the top reasons the gender equality bill failed to pass:

 The Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill by the Nigerian Senate. The Bill would have addressed:
  1. Discriminatory practices against women: The bill set out equality for women in marriage and divorce and inheritance rights for girls and widows - stating that they should not face "inhuman, humiliating or degrading treatment".
  2. Religious and cultural sensitivities: The bill defied sharia law, which is recognized by the constitution in Nigeria. 
  3. Participation in governance: The rejected bill also called for women to be able to participate in politics without any restrictions or barriers 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

#TellTheTruth: 2 years, still no trace of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

#TellTheTruth: 2 years, still no trace of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 (flight MH370) with 239 passengers on board remains a mystery. The team of international investigators published its annual progress report to mark two years of the missing Malaysia airlines flight MH370.

"To date, the wreckage of MH370 has not been found despite continuing research in the Indian Ocean south of," notes the brief report.

"Ongoing research operations should be completed later this year, and we remain hopeful that the MH370 will be found," said Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in a statement.

Australia, who heads the research - the largest and most expensive in history - is expected to conclude by July at its operations concentrated in the Indian Ocean depths over a large area of ​​120 000 km square, the equivalent of three times the area of ​​Switzerland.

"Research will continue in the days and months ahead on the remaining 30,000 square kilometers, and Australia, Malaysia and China are hopeful that the plane will be found," said a news Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester.

"We are suffering day and night"

"Finding the airplane would provide answers to everyone, especially to families who have lost loved ones," he added.

In Beijing, more than a dozen victims' family members gathered at a Buddhist temple to pray, read a statement calling not to interrupt the search.

"Since the disappearance of MH370, we of families are suffering day and night, every day passing as a year. What we feel for those on board the plane that are dear to us is growing every day, "says the statement of the family.

The second anniversary is also the time limit for filing a complaint against an airline after an accident.

Many relatives of victims and parents and lodged appeals against Malaysia Airlines in recent days in the US, Malaysia, China, Australia and elsewhere, while others agreed transaction amicably, according to lawyers. A number of relatives of victims devastated by this loss accuse the airline and the Malaysian government to hide information about what happened and treat bluntly, that the dispute concerned.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The 45 Countries Nigerians Can Visit Visa-Free

The 45 Countries Nigerians Can Visit Visa-Free

German citizens can travel to 177 countries without a visa  according to the 2016 Visa Restrictions Index. The United States, which ranked first in 2014 and 2015, has now dropped to fourth place in the 2016 ranking. What about Nigeria? Nigeria is ranked 92 in the visa restrictions index and tied with Angola, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. 

As a Nigerian citizen, you can visit 45 countries in the world without a visa. These countries are: Barbados,Benin Republic,Burkina Faso,Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Dominican,Fiji Island, Gambia,Ghana, Guinea,Guinea Bissau,Haiti, Liberia, Mali, Mauritius, Micronesia,Niger Republic, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Vanuatu.

The Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index was created with visa regulations effective on 1 January 2016, including any temporary visa regulations applicable on that date. The Index contains the following assumptions: 
• All passports evaluated are assumed to be biometric (ICAO 9303 compliant) • There are 219 destination countries (territories) in total. The maximum attainable score is 218 (points are not assigned for a national traveling to their own country) 
• The amount of nationalities (passports) evaluated is 199. These are the 193 Member States of the United Nations, Taiwan, Kosovo, Palestinian Territory, Vatican City, Hong Kong (SAR China), Macao (SAR China) 
• E-visas are treated in the same way as visas on arrival. Where the conditions for obtaining an e-visa are straightforward (fee, return ticket, hotel reservation), a point was assigned. Where there are additional conditions (e.g. invitation letter, consular approval), a point was not assigned
 • Countries that do not enforce their own visa restrictions are considered as a nationality, but not as a destination: Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Palestinian Territory, San Marino, Vatican City 
• Countries that enforce their own visa restrictions but issue passports under the authority of a governing country are considered as a destination, but not as a nationality: Aruba, Anguilla, Bermuda, Bonaire and St. Eustatius and Saba, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Cook Islands, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French West Indies, Gibraltar, Guam, Mayotte, Montserrat, New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Reunion, Samoa (American), St. Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (US)