BattaBox http://battabox.com Nigeria Like You've Never Seen Before! Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:37:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Photos: Chioma Chukwuka Akpota uncovers fake Facebook accounts- warns fans http://battabox.com/photos-chioma-chukwuka-akpota-uncovers-fake-facebook-accounts-warns-fans/ http://battabox.com/photos-chioma-chukwuka-akpota-uncovers-fake-facebook-accounts-warns-fans/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:37:05 +0000 http://battabox.com/?p=16507 Nollywood actress Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha recently discovered fake facebook accounts in her name which had more likes than the one she has on her actual page. She took to her Instagram page to reveal the fake facebook accounts and also inform her fans of her Official Facebook and Fanpage account. See the Real and Fake […]

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Nollywood actress Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha recently discovered fake facebook accounts in her name which had more likes than the one she has on her actual page. She took to her Instagram page to reveal the fake facebook accounts and also inform her fans of her Official Facebook and Fanpage account.

See the Real and Fake accounts below:

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New Video: Tiwa Savage – My Darling http://battabox.com/new-video-tiwa-savage-darling/ http://battabox.com/new-video-tiwa-savage-darling/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:18:33 +0000 http://battabox.com/?p=16504 Mavin First Lady Tiwa Savage has done it again, with the release of the video to her single -My Darling. The video which tells a beautiful love story shows Tiwa in the opening as an old woman whose daughter was getting married, and we must say, she really pulled it off. The video was produced […]

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Mavin First Lady Tiwa Savage has done it again, with the release of the video to her single -My Darling. The video which tells a beautiful love story shows Tiwa in the opening as an old woman whose daughter was getting married, and we must say, she really pulled it off. The video was produced by Don Jazzy and directed by the talented Kemi Adetiba .

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http://battabox.com/new-video-tiwa-savage-darling/feed/ 0 New Video: Tiwa Savage - My Darling Mavin First Lady Tiwa Savage has done it again, with the release of the video to her single -My Darling. The video which tells a beautiful love story shows Tiwa in the opening as an old woman whose daughter was getting married, and we must say, she really pulled it off. The video was produced by Don
Only 40% of Nigerians have Electricity, says Ministry http://battabox.com/40-nigerians-electricity-minister-says-power-reforms-revolution/ http://battabox.com/40-nigerians-electricity-minister-says-power-reforms-revolution/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:43:09 +0000 http://battabox.com/?p=16486 Nigeria’s Ministry of Power has stated that only “40% of Nigerians have access to electricity.” The figure was released at a conference attended by both the Minister for Power and Minister of State Power – who both insisted new reforms are working. “The power sector is undergoing a revolution under President Goodluck Jonathan,” said the Minister of State […]

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Nigeria’s Ministry of Power has stated that only “40% of Nigerians have access to electricity.” The figure was released at a conference attended by both the Minister for Power and Minister of State Power – who both insisted new reforms are working.

“The power sector is undergoing a revolution under President Goodluck Jonathan,” said the Minister of State Power, Mohammed Wakil.

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The Minister for Power, Chinedu Nebo announced at the Press briefing in Abuja, that the Ministry of Power “are making efforts to reach 75% of Nigerians by 2020.”

But, despite such promises, the main areas in the country that do not have power remain in the countryside:

“The National Grid is limited in reach. There is limited extension to most of Nigerian rural areas. This leaves a majority of Nigerians who live in the rural areas without access to electricity,” read a statement by the Ministry. “The available electricity capacity is insufficient to meet existing power needs.”

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But many Nigerians argue that over the last year, since the start of the reforms, they have seen almost no improvement in their electricity supply.

In statistics released by the Ministry of Power, there remain serious shortcomings:

– only 40% of Nigerians have access to electricity

– Nigeria’s peak electricity generation is 4600MW for a population of 170million. South Africa generates 40,000MW for 43million people.

(Source: http://www.slideshare.net/FMINigeria/power-41942418 )

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Ibori’s daughter to run for Delta House of Assembly http://battabox.com/iboris-daughter-run-delta-house-assembly/ http://battabox.com/iboris-daughter-run-delta-house-assembly/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:09:50 +0000 http://battabox.com/?p=16479 The daughter of James Ibori, the convicted former Delta state Governor, is campaigning for a seat in the Delta state House of Assembly. Erhiatake Ibori has launched her campaign to win the State House of Assembly seat of Ethiope West Constituency on the PDP platform, in the 2015 general assembly. “Transforming and paving the way for […]

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The daughter of James Ibori, the convicted former Delta state Governor, is campaigning for a seat in the Delta state House of Assembly. Erhiatake Ibori has launched her campaign to win the State House of Assembly seat of Ethiope West Constituency on the PDP platform, in the 2015 general assembly.

“Transforming and paving the way for the young mind,” is a campaign slogan on her newly set up Facebook Page with campaign photos:

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However, there are concerns about her family’s history, in particular her father, who is serving a 13 year jail sentence in London for money laundering. But judging by some of the comments on the facebook page – she has her supporters:

“The people of Oghara have long waited for this day when we would hear the name Ibori again cause it comes with LOVE,COMMITMENT AND TRANSFORMATION,” says Enamerherhe Justice, a student at Delta state university.

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Erhiatake Ibori has set up a free ambulance service

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Another slogan for her campaign includes: “Congratulations to those that have a choice,but what about the voiceless? What about the weak? What about the children? Those are the people that we stand for. Everyone should have the touch of smile, and a sense of belonging.”

 

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New IDP camps “discovered” in Nigeria http://battabox.com/new-idp-camps-discovered-nigeria/ http://battabox.com/new-idp-camps-discovered-nigeria/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:52:39 +0000 http://battabox.com/?p=16473 Nigeria’s Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) say they have discovered thousands of Nigerians in new Internally Displaced Camps in Adamawa State, in North East Nigeria. “New camps have been identified in Bekaji area of Jimeta, Numan Shelleng, are being assessed. Relief items have been deployed to areas identified,” stated the statement by NEMA. “NEMA… doing everything to […]

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Nigeria’s Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) say they have discovered thousands of Nigerians in new Internally Displaced Camps in Adamawa State, in North East Nigeria.

“New camps have been identified in Bekaji area of Jimeta, Numan Shelleng, are being assessed. Relief items have been deployed to areas identified,” stated the statement by NEMA. “NEMA… doing everything to identify those IDPs, so that they too could benefit from the relief items provided.”

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In a recent statement NEMA confirmed 743, 062 people have been displaced by conflict and natural disasters across Nigeria.

But it seems that at least one of these IDP camps are fast becoming new towns and putting a strain on local resources says NEMA who are now attempting to move many of the displaced persons to established IDP camps with “better facilities.”

According to witnesses on the ground. Up to 3000 displaced citizens from Gwoza have found a new town in Adamawa State called Daware in Fofure Local Government Area, according to a village head in Gwoza, Alhaji Idrissa Lawan.

NEMA has announced they have “deployed more personnel, water tank and MICU Ambulance to improve the welfare and management of IDPs in camps within the state.”

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Two Angry Men: angry at ‘Half Yellow Sun’ Nigerian Movie http://battabox.com/two-angry-men-angry-half-yellow-sun-nigerian-movie/ http://battabox.com/two-angry-men-angry-half-yellow-sun-nigerian-movie/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:15:49 +0000 http://battabox.com/?p=15705 “Chiwetel is a good actor, but he did not act in Half of a Yellow Sun,” says Harry Following the premier and release of the long awaited Nigerian movie, ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’, coiled from famous Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie’s award winning book, the movie has been showing in cinemas across Nigeria and some other […]

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“Chiwetel is a good actor, but he did not act in Half of a Yellow Sun,” says Harry

Following the premier and release of the long awaited Nigerian movie, ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’, coiled from famous Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie’s award winning book, the movie has been showing in cinemas across Nigeria and some other countries.

Movie critics have criticized and reviewed the movie, but what Two Angry men have to say about it?

“Genevieve was smoking Cigar inside that film,” James said angrily

In this sizzling episode of Nigeria’s most controversial show – Two Angry Men – are angry at the ‘Half Yellow Sun’ Nigerian Movie, and as usual, don’t fail to speak their mind.

Have you seen the movie ‘Half of a Yellow sun’? What do you think?

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Nigeria Central Bank Devalues Naira by unexpectedly sharp rate http://battabox.com/nigeria-central-bank-devalues-naira-unexpectedly-sharp-rate/ http://battabox.com/nigeria-central-bank-devalues-naira-unexpectedly-sharp-rate/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:16:29 +0000 http://battabox.com/?p=16456 The Nigerian Central Bank has announced that the Naira has been devalued from about 155 to 168 to the dollar, in an unexpected sharp devaluation. The move to devalue by 8% was to protect the Naira, but financial analysts are concerned this may not be enough. “The committee decided that… the Naira midpoint moved to 155 […]

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The Nigerian Central Bank has announced that the Naira has been devalued from about 155 to 168 to the dollar, in an unexpected sharp devaluation. The move to devalue by 8% was to protect the Naira, but financial analysts are concerned this may not be enough.

“The committee decided that… the Naira midpoint moved to 155 to 168 Naira,” stated Godwin Emefiele, the Central Bank Governor. “The bank remains committed to a stable exchange rate.”

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Mr Godwin Emefiele announces the Naira devaluation

The Central Bank had previously denied that it would devalue the Naira, but oil prices have fallen to nearly $80 a barrel in recent weeks putting enormous pressure on oil-export economies such as Nigeria, as the Central Bank Governor acknowledged by indicating the low prices are likely to be permanent, not transient.

“The current situation demands that bank confronts issue of declining reserves head on to stabilise currency,” stated Me Emefiele. But, at the same time, he decried Nigeria’s inability to “build sufficient foreign exchange reserves during boom days.”

The devaluation will mean everything bought and imported from abroad, such as diesel for generators, will now be more expensive.

However, financial analysts suggest the move may not be enough to being stability to the Naira.

“Correct decision to tighten. NGN will benefit… Structurally though, I don’t know if the CBNs actions will be enough seeing as the Naira is already trading outside the new band,” says Nigerian Economist Nonso Obiliki.

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Earlier in the day, the Naira had continued to be under considerable pressure:

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Included in the rate move, the Central Bank voted to up the base rate to 13% from 12% as well as raise the private sector CRR from 15% to 20%. The Central bank governor also promised to crackdown on “economic agents engaging in foreign exchange speculation.”

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Photos: Funke Akindele on set of a New movie http://battabox.com/photos-funke-akindele-set-new-movie/ http://battabox.com/photos-funke-akindele-set-new-movie/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:56:35 +0000 http://battabox.com/?p=16451 Funke Akindele posted this pictures of herself on set of a new movie she is currently filming. Even in her Iro and Buba, she still looks good.

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Funke Akindele posted this pictures of herself on set of a new movie she is currently filming. Even in her Iro and Buba, she still looks good.

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