updates and more

 

I have to say this quickly; do you watch So You Think You Can Dance? Okay, the black chic in the top ten; her name is Comfort; she is Nigerian. So VOTE VOTE VOTE for her. She is the BEST female hip-hop dancer in the history of the show…she is talented and most of all, she is repping the green white green so vote.

 

Good morning. Many odd things have been happening. Well, I shouldn’t say odd…I suppose funny in a weird way. For instance, yesterday I was in a bathroom stall and a girl was talking to herself saying “YES, YES, YES”. She kept rambling and didn’t even realize that someone was in the bathroom…idunno, I thought that was funny. So what’s been going on with you guys? I lot has been going on with me…too much to talk about actually. I will be spilling the beans gradually but not today.  Well good news on one front, I am OVER QUALIFIED, so if you know of a gig with a title of CEO on it, shoot me an email so I can apply.

 

So what’s really good in Nigeria of late? Hmm, lets see;

·          Employment Update – Banking is THE-GIG in Naija now. Of course you already knew that. BUT did you know that Nigerian Banks are hiring Medical Doctors for top management positions? They probably figured that they will need physicians on hand when shit hits the fan. Banks are just hiring kaakiri…ka shi ma wo.

 

·          Looting Update – The House of Representatives Committee on Finance has discovered a total of N1.5 trillion that Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) failed to remit to the Federation Account between 2003 and 2008.  Apparently, NNPC generated a total of $77.031 billion and of it they remitted $56,222 billion to the federation account. Where did the rest go?

 

·          Currency Update – The Central Bank of Nigeria will soon commence investigations into the interest rate hike by commercial banks in the country. CBN Governor stated that the current deposit rates were not justified and required investigation. It is said that the hike in lending rates might be attributed to “banks’ desperate effort to meet CBN’s uniform accounting year end”. I’m not sure what that means…so, oh well.

 

·          And lastly, invest in Africa.  It’s obvious that we can’t wait for the Govt. anymore and its now time to take matters of African development into our hands.  A big thanks to Pringles for sharing this article; http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/03/AR2008070303204.html

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