Thursday, 27 August 2015

#AfricasBiggestBookProject Narrator Spotlight: Aisha Augie-Kuta

Aisha Augie-Kuta is a photographer, filmmaker and mixed media artist who lives and works in Northern Nigeria. Her work spans across photography, painting and documentary-style films. She uses juxtaposition in her work as her way of pushing the idea that there are always two sides of a story, coming from a background in photojournalism and mass communications. Aisha currently runs The Photo Cafe and is the founder of The Centre For Art and Creative Talent (CACT) in Abuja, Nigeria. She is the CEO of Meermaad Networks.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

#AfricasBiggestBookProject Narrator Profile: Japheth Omojuwa

Japheth Joshua ‘JJ’ Omojuwa is a social media entrepreneur, blogger, socio-economic and political commentator. He is a columnist for two of Nigeria’s most respected newspapers, The Punch and Leadership Newspapers. Omojuwa's articles have been published on several online and print media including: CNN, Metropole Magazine, Sahara Reporters, BBC, The Financial Times and THISDAY and translated into several languages including FrenchGermanPortuguese and Greek

Monday, 24 August 2015

#AfricasBiggestBookProject Narrator Spotlight: Moses Siliko Siasia

Mr. Moses Siasia is a young enterprising and innovative Nigerian committed to diverse value adding ventures in Nigeria. He attended primary, secondary and university institutions in Port Harcourt, holds a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication from Rivers State University of Science & Technology and is an L.L.B Graduate from The University of Bradford, United Kingdom.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

#AfricasBiggestBookProject Narrator Profile: Ukinebo Dare

Ukinebo Dare is the CEO of Poise Graduate Finishing Academy, a subsidiary of Poise Nigeria. She is a recipient of the prestigious Business Day Nigeria “40 Under 40 Award” for excellence in Nigeria. Her passion is to transform individuals through personal development. She works to make an impact in the lives of many especially the youth and her focus is in the area of building Career and Self Development. She speaks at various engagements Nationwide in the area of her passion.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Briefly: William Babatunde Fowler Becomes New FIRS Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of William Babatunde Fowler as executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

Fowler was the chief executive officer/executive chairman of the Lagos State Board of Internal Revenue from 2005 to 2014. Under his leadership, the Lagos State Board of Internal Revenue reportedly achieved a sharp increase in internally generated revenue from an average of N3.6. Billion per month in January 2006, to an average of about N20.5 billion per month in 2013.

Briefly: CBN Finalises BVN Guidelines for Nigerians in Diaspora

The Central Bank of Nigeria has set the guidelines for Nigerians in the Diaspora to enrol for the Bank Verification Number (BVN).

The Director, Banking and Payment System Department, CBN, Mr. Dipo Fatokun, said in a statement that the apex bank has adopted the use of foreign-based Nigerian banks and a consultant called Online Integrated Solution (OIS) to implement the BVN project abroad.

Briefly: Scientists Create Human Brain for the First Time!

Scientists at the Ohio State University have succeeded in creating an almost fully formed human brain in a lab for the first time ever.

Morning Press: Thursday August 20th, 2015

#AfricasBiggestBookProject Narrator Spotlight: Bassey Ikpi​

Bassey Ikpi is a Nigerian born poet/writer who has appeared on HBO's Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry a record 5 times. Her poetry has opened shows by Grammy Award winning artists. Bassey appeared on the NAACP Image Awards as part of a tribute to Venus and Serena Williams. 

She has also been a featured cast member of the National Touring Company of the Tony Award winning Broadway show, Russell Simmon's Def Poetry Jam. Bassey was a part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. 

Bassey has been seen gracing the pages of magazines such as Nylon, Marie Claire, Glamour, Bust and Mania. She also recorded an original poem for the Kaiser Foundation's, HIV/AIDS campaign, Knowing Is Beautiful. 

Bassey's personal and heartfelt work has made her a much sought after performer. She is currently working on various screenplays as well as freelance writing for social media outlets. 

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

#AfricasBiggestBookProject Narrator Spotlight Chioma Omeruah (Chigurl)

Chioma Omeruah aka c-flow, aka Chigul, is a singer and actress who was born in Lagos where she lived until she moved to the US in 1994. She graduated from Delaware State University where she studied French Education.

#AfricasBiggestBookProject Random Thoughts

Trust me, Project Manager, I fret, worry, sleep and wake thinking what else can go wrong so I can fix it before it does. I have to admit #AfricasBiggestBookProject has stretched me beyond belief. I'm not a patient person but I've learnt it on this gig. I'm not a risk-taker, I like to arrange everything beginning to end before I start the journey, but gosh, the things I have done on the fly and keep on doing to see this through?

Morning Press: August 18, 2015

Friday, 14 August 2015

Briefly: KPMG, PwC To Audit NNPC, Customs, CBN, Others

The National Economic Council’s ad-hoc committee on the management of the Excess Crude Account proceeds and accruals into the Federation Account disclosed that two international audit firms – KPMG and PWC were yesterday appointed to examine the books of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and other revenue generating agencies.

Briefly: Why NCC Ordered Deactivation of Unregistered Sim Cards

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on Thursday stated that it ordered telecommunication companies to deactivate unregistered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards to correct anomalies within the system.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Briefly: Senators Reject Reduction In Allowance

The consideration of the report of the Senate ad-hoc committee on the review of the finances of the Senate was yesterday suspended over sharp disagreement by Senators.

#AfricasBiggestBookPRoejct Narrator Spotlight: Ojoma Ochai

Astute, achiever, professional and highly effective are some of the words that have been used by peers and protégés to describe Ojoma Ochai, frontline lady in Nigeria’s arts and creative industries space and Director, Arts - British Council Nigeria.

Briefly: Google's New Name, Alphabet, Poses Problems

Google's new parent company, Alphabet, has encountered an issue with the German automaker company, BMW, over its new name Alphabet.

Morning Press: Thursday August 13, 2015

Monday, 10 August 2015

Briefly: Buhari Will Be Minister of Petroleum for 18 Months

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to head the Ministry of Petroleum for one and half year before appointing a substantive minister.

Briefly: FG Opens Treasury Single Account for NNPC, FIRS, Customs, Others

All monies accruing to the Federal Government through its Ministries, Departments or Agencies, MDAs, will henceforth be remitted into a Treasury Single Account (TSA) which will be domiciled at the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

#AfricasBiggestBookProject Narrator Spotlight: Lydia Idakula Sobogun

Lydia Idakula Sobogun is one of Nigeria’s most passionate and respected event organizers in the performing arts and culture space. For her, propagating the arts is a life-long passion, derived from her family background which comprised guitar-playing parents and siblings.

Morning Press: Monday August 10, 2015