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Check the status of your National eID Card

Great news! (Well, if it actually works though) You can now check the status of your e-Card, to know when it is ready. just log on to https://touch.nimc.gov.ng/ . I have tried using this medium today as I done my registration since 2013, but the site is giving me no result, but who knows if I keep trying I might get the result, that's the Nigerian spirit!

Top 5 most influential Real Madrid Players of all time

1. Santiago Bernabeu
 Santiago Bernabeu should always be considered as the greatest to be associated with Real Madrid.
It's sometimes difficult to understand how much he achieved as a player, but his achievements following his playing days are remembered today with Real Madrid as the superpower of world football.
Real Madrid owe their status and triumphs to one man. Santiago Bernabeu's name will forever be emblazoned across the battlefields of modern and future Real Madrid greats. The team's current stadium is named in his honour. He was the club's President for 35 years, between September 1943 and June 1978.



 2. Raul Gonzalez
Gonzalez is the man who was the face of Real Madrid for much of the last decade and is someone who can be assured of a free dinner whenever out in the capital. Raul was an integral figure for the club even when Florentino Perez looked to introduce the galaxy of stars at the start of the 2000s. He was equally prominent for the start of Perez&…

Port Hacourt killings: Have we accepted Jungle Justice?

About 4years ago. precisely on the 5th of October 2012 a tragedy beyond imagination occurred in the land. The lives of Chidiaka, Ugonna, Tekana and Lloyd were snatched by fellow human beings and more importantly fellow country men and women for a crime they did not commit.  This young men died a brutal death, one not even fit for Armed Robbers, and what for, for a crime they did not commit, without fair hearing, without their accuser proving beyond a reasonable doubt that they did commit the crime. Their dreams and great plans for the future were snatched, brutally. This terrible act of “jungle justice” was recorded on several devices and immediately went viral. The shame of our nation was displayed for the world to see. It was a heinous crime against humanity. It was a spit in the face of our justice system. And justice must be served for the lives of the innocent snatched by those who felt that they were above the law and became the Judge and Jury. Today, I read on the tabloid that…

Breaking News: Tunji Braithwaite passes on at 82!

Elder statesman, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite is dead, aged 82. Dr. Tunji Braithwaite Dr. Tunji Braithwaite Braithwaite reportedly died on Monday morning at St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos. The founder of the Nigerian Advance Party, NAP was a delegate at the 2014 National Conference, canvassed for a Confederal Constitution to replace the 1999 Constitution. He described the 1999 Constitution as Decree 24 which was presently destroying Nigeria and Nigerians, stressed that it should be thrown out and be replaced with either a Confederal constitution, with Nigeria operating con-federalism or a very loose federation. Also, Braithwaite disagreed with former President Goodluck Jonathan on 100 years celebration, saying that the President got it wrong as Nigeria was only 54 years old, adding that Nigeria was still work in progress. He said: “Let the word go forth that there are a number of brave, honest nationalistic persons in this Conference that, hopefully would be able to reconstruct Nigeria in a w…

The Tragedy: Femi Opabunmi...

Do you remember him? His name is Femi Opabunmi, a former Nigerian Super Eagles player, who last played for Shooting Stars FC. He played for a few clubs, including Shooting Stars FC, Grasshoppers Zürich (Switzerland) and Chamois Niortais in France. He studied at Methodist High School Ibadan and played for the Methodist High School Ibadan Old Boys. Serious eyes problems stopped his career since 2006. I remember him pretty well, I met him once after his return from the U-17 World Cup, he was presumed to be under the age of 17, however the circumstances surrounding our meeting is not for public consumption. Hey! Don’t ask me. Opabunmi scored a goal to help Nigeria win the African U-17 Championships in 2001. With Collins Osunwa out with injury he became Nigeria's key player at 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship where he scored a hat-trick against Australia and won him the Silver Shoe as second highest goalscorer and also the Bronze Ball as third best player in the tournament, helping N…

Jagaban: A Myth to the new generation?

Judge a man by his strength, will and accomplishment in transforming himself. Results tell so much about a man, and Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu aka Jagaban is indeed a 1st Class material. Today, Ex-internationals (Super Eagles) played against the Lagos State Exco (Soccer- Novelty Match) in honour of Jagaban, I watched and indeed it is a pride at 63years to be so important and honoured. It is gainsaying that Jagaban holds no national value, indeed without his support and finance President Buhari would have remain in Daura, Katsina. When PDP had the whole of the South West, Nigeria captured, he ensured they didn’t acquire Lagos, the heart beat of the South West, and he kept the heart in his pocket. So much has been said about him- good and bad- in his yet to expire political reign, he stands as a force to reckon with. To the younger generation, what does he symbolize? Who is he to us? What effect has he had on us? Do we understand all this celebration of his achievement? I honestly can’t pr…

Illegal sale of petroleum products: The Story continues…

Facebook stops support for Blackberry devices!

It is not just WhatsApp that decided to end support for BlackBerry OS 10 services by the end of 2016, Facebook too is leaving the BlackBerry platform after announcing to discontinue support of its application programming interfaces (APIs) for BlackBerry. The Canada-based firm is disappointed.

In a blog post, Lou Gazzola, senior manager in charge of BlackBerry’s App Ecosystem and Developer Outreach team, said they are disappointed as they know so many users love these apps (Facebook and WhatsApp).
“We fought back to work with WhatsApp and Facebook to change their minds, but at this time, their decision stands (but let them know how you feel on social media, using the hashtag #IloveBB10Apps),” Gazzola posted.

“Our commitment to BlackBerry 10 and to developers has not changed – we know our developer community continues to be one of the strongest proponents of BlackBerry 10 and they are creating thousands of apps every month,” he added.

Facebook’s decision comes as BlackBerry begins to look …

The N10 note...

The Lady of the N20 note!

iPhone SE: thoughts on going back to a smaller phone!!!

Many lovers of Apple iPhone will find iPhone SE to be unsually small phone feels weird. I’m convinced that Apple has to be aiming this new phone at people who either love small phones or want a reasonably-priced upgrade from a three-year-old iPhone.
Let’s face it, a new iPhone is tempting. It’s a new iPhone! But if you’ve already graduated to a bigger phone, this phone might not be for you.
I say "going back" because a few years ago I got a lot of mileage out of a smaller smartphone — quite literally, since I was able to carry the thing in hand, it never felt ridiculous.

Who needs a phone this big?
Things have changed. It’s hard to say whether it was just the phones themselves that changed or if it was our own eventual acceptance of them; likely it was both. Overbearingly large phones have reached an elegance in design and level of technical prowess that weren’t there a couple years ago. Case in point: Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge. "Phablets," with thei…

Why Oscar Pistorius's request to appeal murder conviction failed

Oscar Pistorius has been denied the chance to appeal against his murder conviction, three years after the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. South Africa's Constitutional Court ruled that an appeal would have no realistic prospect of success. The decision clears the way for an April sentencing, reports CNN.
Pistorius was initially convicted of culpable homicide in 2014 and sentenced to five years in prison for killing Steenkamp at his home in Pretoria. The former Paralympian shot her through a locked bathroom door. He was released last year to serve the rest of his sentence under house detention at his uncle's home in Pretoria. In December, the Supreme Court of Appeal overturned his conviction on a point of law and he was found guilty of murder. He was released on bail with an electronic monitoring device and only permitted to travel a limited distance between 7am and noon. The original verdict rested on Judge Thokozile Masipa accepting Pistorius's clai…

Gender Parity and Prohibition of Violence against Women Bill thrown out!!!

On the 15th day of March, 2016, members of the Nigerian Senate at its plenary session, voted against and consequently, dumped the “Gender Parity and Prohibition of Violence against Women Bill” (which was culled out of the Gender and equal Opportunities Bill) because it failed to pass its second reading.


According to its long title, the bill is 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. The goal of the Gender Parity and Prohibition of Violence against Women Bill was to provide a legislation that seeks to eliminate all forms of discrimination on the basis of sex and gender in private and public spaces, affirms women’s rights to equal opportunities to realize their full potential and provide protection for their bodily integrit…