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

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Africa Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN) 2016 Shows, Reviews, Schedules

Africa Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN) 2016 Shows, Reviews, Schedules
The dates for AFWN will be as follows: Africa Fashion Week Nigeria July 1st - 3rd 2016. Over 60 African designers to showcase their work in Lagos, Nigeria.


Venue - Eko Hotel & Suites,
Plot 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, 
PMB 12724, 
Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria

Friday 1st July 2016

Conference - 9am….Positioning Nigeria As a Production Hub – FREE ENTRY

Saturday 2nd July 2016


1st show- 1PM – N3000 entry

2nd show- 4PM – N3000 entry

3rd show- 8PM – N3000 entry

Sunday 3rd July

1st Show – Nigeria’s Next Top Designer Grand Finale -1 pm - FREE ENTRY

2nd Show – AFWN Fashion Gala Night – 6 pm - VIP TICKETS & VIP TABLES ONLY

Email for details

The AFWN launched in 2014 in partnership with Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) was founded by Ronke Ademiluyi, to project Africa and her creativity to the world.

AFWN 2016 themed 'Connecting Africa' aims to boost job creation in the Nigerian fashion industry as well as redefine textile and garment production processes in Nigeria.

Confirmed speakers at the conference include Mrs. Aisha Abubakar, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment; Dr. Mustapha Abiodun Akinkunmi, Commissioner for Finance, Lagos State; Mr. Akintunde Oyebode, Executive Secretary, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund; Mrs Folake Oyemade, Managing Director of Sam and Sara and Mr. Dapo Adelegan, President, Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce.

Other confirmed speakers at the conference includeMr. H. A. Kwajaffa, Director General, Nigeria Textile Garment and Tailoring Employers Association; Ms. Jennifer Anoyika, Director General, Nigerian-German Business Association; Miss Doris Onwugamba Managing Director, Manufacturing Resource Centre, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN); Dr. Peter Kondricz, Commercial Diplomat/First Secretary, Embassy of Hungary; Dr. Johannes Flosbach, Head of Performance Management Group, TGI Group, and Chioma Nwagboso, Advisor on Public Private Partnerships for GIZ (German International Cooperation).

Monday, June 6, 2016

Abuja and Lagos shows highest interest in brazilian butt lifts in Nigeria

Abuja and Lagos shows highest interest in brazilian butt lifts

Nigerians loves bringing up the rear like the Brazilians. Abuja and Lagos has the highest interest
in “Brazilian butt lifts'' in Nigeria beating out all other Nigerian cities. Dr. Stanley Okoro, an American Society of Plastic Surgeon who practice butt-lifts in Atlanta, Georgia and Lagos, Nigeria conducts four to six buff lifts in a week. Each buff lift surgery takes six to eight hours.

That’s more than three times as many as Los Angeles, Miami and Atlanta.

Patients attributed the gap to a shift in the idea of beauty among New Yorkers.

2015 was called “the year of the rear” by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

“In some social circles it’s like, ‘You haven’t had your butt done? What’s wrong with you?'”, explained Dr. Okoro

“The pressure to look good is what’s driving people,” said Okoro. He said in Nigeria, the massive film industry, commonly referred to as Nollywood, has driven the demand for the perfect butt.

The number of trained and certified plastic surgeons in Nigeria has grown in the last five years, says Ebune, from 70 plastic surgeons five years ago to around 100 now.

“The prosperity of patients is starting to increase. In a few years, it [cosmetic surgery] will be a mainstay in Nigeria and parts of Africa,” said Ebune, adding that the demand mostly comes from more cosmopolitan cities such as Lagos and Abuja.

How Nigeria Can reinvest Recovered $9.1 billion (N2.05 trillion) of Stolen Money

Nigeria Can reinvest Recovered $9.1 billion (N2.05 trillion) of Stolen Money

Nigeria’s government has recovered $9.1 billion in stolen money and assets. That is 6 billion pounds. And at the official Dollar to Naira conversion rate of N199 per dollar, equals N2.05 trillion. That is alot of money in cash and/or assets. In a statement, Nigeria's Information Minister Lai Mohammed said cash and assets recovered between May 29, 2015 and May 30, 2016 totaled $9.1 billion.

“All these are monies recovered from individuals and entities who had either hidden, stolen, diverted or were in possession of monies belonging to the nation,” the minister’s special adviser, Segun Adeyemi, told Reuters.

“These recovered funds include monies withheld by past government officials, monies kept in private accounts, monies diverted to private pockets and monies in possession of government officials not disclosed after leaving government.”

The information minister told Reuters he could not name any individuals from whom money had been recovered for legal reasons. He said some of the money came after companies that had failed to pay taxes were forced to do so retrospectively.

The government has said it plans to generate 3.38 trillion naira ($17 billion) this year from non-oil sources to help fund the $30.6 billion budget signed into law by president Muhammadu Buhari last month. 

Nigeria can reinvest the recovered 9.1 billion dollars into the power sector. In March, president Buhari said he would increase power generation by 2,000 megawatts this year and raise it by 2019 to 10,000 megawatts.

The privatization of electricity to 17 power companies three years ago was meant to attract investment needed to expand power supply in Nigeria. That initiative has failed. Private investors blame increasing debt owed by government and an inability to obtain foreign exchange to import equipment and, now, militant attacks on key installations as key issues for the failure.

“If the vandalism is not addressed urgently and comprehensively, electricity will continue to deteriorate and the government’s aspiration to significantly increase power generation by 2019 would be a mirage,” said Desmond Ogba, managing counsel and head of energy projects at Lagos-based law firm Templars

With Africa’s biggest gas reserves of more than 180 trillion cubic feet, gas-generated power was touted as the obvious solution by a succession of governments to end daily blackouts that cost the economy at least 2 percent of gross domestic product growth annually, according to the Ministry of Finance. Gas-fired power plants provide about 80 percent of Nigeria’s electricity supply, according to Pabina Yinkere, head of research at Lagos-based Vetiva Capital Management Ltd.

With current power output the lowest in a decade, millions of Nigerians either do without electricity or are forced to buy fuel for their own generators. Even when output reached its 5,000-megawatt peak, most of the country are still in darkness.

$9.1billion is a lot of money. That money can be reinvested towards power generation in Nigeria.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Top 2016 Governors in Nigeria| Lagos| |Ogun|| Cross Rivers|| Anambra|

Top 2016 Governors in Nigeria| Lagos| |Ogun|| Cross Rivers|| Anambra|

The Center for International Advanced and Professional Studies (CIAPS) based on a comparative analysis of state governors’ performance ranks Lagos, Edo and Cross Rivers State's governor's as the top performing governors in Nigeria in 2015/2016. According to CIAPS Lagos state and its governor came first with 74%, while Edo and Cross River states took second and third positions respectively with 70% and 65%.

However, multiple unofficial polls in Nigeria ranks Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Cross River State governor, Professor Ben Ayade, Ogun State governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun, and Anambia State governor Willie Obiano as the top best performing governors in 2016.

Lagos State governor Ambode has done extremely well to improve on the governance and history left by predecessor Fashola. There is a general consensus that he is a role model for other governors in Nigeria. ''If we have six of Ambode’s out of 36 state governors, Nigerians would be smiling'' said the founder of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC). Dr. Frederick Fasehun