Photos: Lagos Hosts Popular Eyo Festival Despite Heavy Rainfall


The Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagosbecame like a Mecca for Lagosians, tourists and other fun seekers who came, mind-[re[ared to enjoy the popular Eyo Festival despite the heavy rainfalls.
The white-clad Eyo masquerades represent the
spirits of the dead and are referred to in Yoruba as "agogoro Eyo”. The origins of the Eyo Festival are found in the inner workings of the secret societies of Lagos where the masquerades ensure safe passage for the spirit of Kings and notable Chiefs into the afterlife.
See beautiful photos from the festival below:

See Photos From the Wedding Between an Igbo Man and His Muslim Girlfriend in Malaysia People are Talking About

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A set of trending photos on social media has shown a Nigerian man claimed to be Igbo by tribe alleged to have gotten married to a Muslim lady in Malaysia.
As claimed, the Nigerian Igbo man identified as Collins tied the knot with his Muslim bride in a wedding ceremony held in Jasin District in Melaka, Malaysia.
The report also claims Mr. Collins' friends and some members of his family were present to grace the occasion alongside his girlfriend's family members.
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Has Davido Joined Illuminati? Checkout These 3 Signs In Davido's "IF" Music Video (Photos)

We dissected Davido's "IF" music video and found some prominent Illuminati symbols. With the recent happenings in the entertainment industry, many artistes are now engaging in anything that will continue to make them relevant.
We took our time to check out the visuals to Davido's "IF" song and deduced some questionable symbols in the music video.

1. The scene where Davido is wearing a white coat with black stripes. Black and white patterns on carpets , walls etc in movie scenes and music videos have been linked as one of the symbol the represents Illuminati ' s influence in the videos.

2. Red colour: Red is use as a form of distraction, temptation or seduction in movies scene. Like an attractive lady dressed in red is usually used to seduce the main character. This also is regarded as a form of Illuminati symbol of temptation .
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3. Finally the most prominent is the pyramid with the eye of Horus ( the all seeing eye ) .


Bitcoin plunges as much as 20 percent as Chinese yuan soars

A dramatic rally in digital currency bitcoin came to a spectacular end on Thursday with a plunge of up to 20 percent as China's yuan rose sharply - further evidence of an intriguing inverse relationship between the pair.
Bitcoin had gained more than 40 percent in two weeks to hit a three-year high of $1,139.89 on Wednesday, just shy of its all-time record of $1,163 on the Europe-based Bitstamp exchange BTC=BTSP. But it dived as low as $885.41 on Thursday as the yuan jumped by over 1 percent in offshore trading and headed for its strongest two-day performance on record. CNH=D3 [CNY/]
Chinese exchanges have reported high volumes of trading of the web-based "cryptocurrency" over the past year, during which time the yuan has shed almost 7 percent, its worst annual performance since 1994, while bitcoin has surged 125 percent, outperforming all other currencies for a second year in a row.
Bitcoin can used for moving money across the globe quickly and anonymously, and operates outside the control of any central authority. That makes it attractive to those wanting to get around capital controls, such as in China, and also to investors who are worried about a devaluation in their currency.
"Given that the yuan's weakness over recent months seemed to correlate with bitcoin's strength more than any other currency, it's no surprise that bitcoin traders have reacted the way they have to the yuan's sudden strength today," said Paul Gordon, co-founder of London-based Quantave, a firm seeking to make it easier for investors to access digital currency exchanges.
Exchanges in China say they account for more than 90 percent of global bitcoin trading, which would help explain why a shift in Chinese demand would sharply affect the price.
But many bitcoin experts say Chinese exchanges overstate their volumes in the digital currency, and attribute sharp moves to speculation by, for example, U.S.-based hedge funds.
Some said bitcoin's fall was a natural reaction to the speed of its previous rise. It is still up more than 50 percent on three months ago, when it was trading at around $600,
"If something goes up very rapidly...people make a lot of money, and at some point they’re going to want to sell, in order to realize their gains," said Marco Streng, CEO of bitcoin mining and trading firm Genesis Mining.
By 1645 GMT (11:45 a.m. ET), bitcoin had recovered some of its earlier losses to trade down almost 15 percent on the day at around $950, still leaving it on course for its worst performance in a year.
On some digital currency exchanges - of which there are dozens - bitcoin did reach record highs late on Wednesday.
"Once we broke through the nominal all-time high, liquidity dried up - no shorts, no sellers, which means a volatile little bubble formed quickly," said Peter Smith, CEO of London-based Blockchain, the biggest bitcoin wallet-provider globally.

"We are seeing the effects of that now as it breaks. It's still fairly thin trading volume though, so who really knows where it goes next."

Naira crashes against dollar for the first time in 2017

The Nigerian Naira on Thursday, January 5, weakened against the American Dollar at the parallel market for the first time in 2017.
According to reports, the Naira lost three points to the dollar as it closed at N493 to a dollar, against N490 it traded on Wednesday, January 4.
Also, the Pound Sterling and the Euro exchanged for N595 and N506, respectively.
At the Bureau De Change (BDC) window, the Naira traded at N399 to a dollar, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) controlled rate, while Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N598 and N510 respectively.
The Naira, however, remained stable at the interbank window as it exchanged for N305.00 to a dollar.
However, traders at the market said that liquidity challenge was far from being resolved, NAN reports.
On his part, Aminu Gwadabe, the president, Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON), while decrying the spike in the exchange rate, commended the CBN for keeping it below N500 to a dollar.
Gwadabe said the task of keeping the dollar below N500 and controlling the inflation rate was enormous.
He added that the apex bank was doing its best
But according to currency traders, the Naira is set to witness another round of decline against the dollar in the coming days ahead.
This is because the expected increase in dollar flows from Nigerians living abroad coming home for holidays fell short of expectations.
“We see the naira depreciating against the dollar by the time more businesses resume operations next week after the festive season as dollar liquidity remains thin in the market,” one currency dealer said.

Wizkid Singer, Wande Coal to collaborate on mixtape

He goes on to say the releases will start with "Sounds From The other Side" and that he will be working with talented vocalist Wande Coal on a mixtape.

The Starboy went through 2016 without a body of work and still emerged Artiste of the Year at various award shows - MAMA 2016, Headies 2016, Soundcity MVPs 2016 and more.

His late 2016 single 'Daddy yo' featuring Efya is currently on the lips of many, with millions of his fans feeling the vibe.

MMM: Why we set up meeting with FG

After the House of representatives passed a resolution seeking the abolition of Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox, otherwise known as MMM and probe of its promoters in the country, the MMM community in Abuja, has disclosed plans to set up a meeting with the government.
Recall that in November last year, the House of Representatives condemned the Scheme and also promised to investigate the scheme.
It had directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to immediately go after the promoters of MMM in Nigeria. 
But the MMM community in Abuja said it was coordinating the planned meeting, noting that it hopes to submit a proposal for the amendment of the Banking and Other Financial Institutions Acts, BOFIA to legalize the operations of the scheme and similar money initiatives in the country.
Speaking on the development, a member of the steering committee of the MMM community, Chief Mike Chukwuma, told New Telegraph, “MMM has helped immensely in easing the pains of recession.
“Instead of discouraging Nigerians from participating in the financial self-help scheme, the government should rather legalize its activities so that it could be monitored and regulated.”


Queen Elizabeth nearly shot by her guardsman as she strolled the palace grounds at 3a.m

Queen Elizabeth narrowly escaped being shot by one of her guardsmen after she was seen wandering the garden of what is believed to be Buckingham Palace at 3 a.m.

The queen who is known to walk around the palace whenever she can't sleep was taking one of such walks, dressed in a winter coat, when the guard came across the Queen and taking precaution, asked, “Who’s that?” It was only then that he realised it was the monarch.

He was reported to have exclaimed “Bloody hell, Your Majesty. I nearly shot you” to which the Queen replied, “That’s quite all right. Next time I’ll ring through beforehand so you don’t have to shoot me.”

In 2013, Prince Andrew had the same encounter in the same garden when he was confronted by a policeman who mistook him for an intruder in broad daylight.

The vigilance of the security guards is quite understandable considering how often intruders have scaled the fence and gotten into the palace in the past.

In August 2016, a 22-year-old man was arrested after he climbed over a security fence just after 4 a.m. and was spotted by officers monitoring the CCTV. In May 2016 Denis Hennessy, 41, climbed over the fence and roamed freely in the palace grounds.

When he was found by officers he repeatedly asked them “Is Ma’am in?”

In 2013 a man was found after 10 p.m. in one of the State Rooms after he scaled the fence.

We Dont Know Shekau's Whereabout - Nigerian Army Reveals

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday stated that it does not know the whereabouts of the leader of the Boko Haramn Abubakar Shekau.
Addressing a press conference in Maiduguri, the head of the nation's counter-insurgency operation (Operation Lafiya Dole), Major General Lucky Irabor said the claim that Shekau had relocated to somewhere in Kala-Balge, in Borno North was a rumour that the military was yet to substantiate.
He said the whereabouts of Abubakar Shekau was largely unknown to the military, insisting that: "If I know where Shekau is now, I will grab his balls."
He, however, claimed the army had since defeated the Boko Haram insurgents terrorising the north eastern part of the country.
He said, "it is now time for all Nigerians to contribute in the battle to win peace in the North East with the Nigerian troops having won the war against insurgency for the nation."
He also added that three suicide female bombers were killed at Madagali in Adamawa State.

LAWMA Begins Massive Evacuation Of Refuse In Lagos

The Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has begun a massive evacuation of refuse across the state. Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Samuel Babatunde Adejare, who disclosed this yesterday, explained that LAWMA was mobilized to cart away the backlog of refuse generated during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
According to him, the government is aware of challenges before LAWMA and is addressing it with the new sanitation initiative, tagged the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) with the projection to inject technology and resources into waste management through Public Private Partnership in 2017.
Consequent upon the new initiative, LAWMA will face solely its regulatory role to bring about efficient control and monitoring of the emergent and old private players in the sector.

Adejare assured Lagosians of the commitment of the Akinwunmi Ambode administration to cleaner and sustainable environment, saying LAWMA was on top of the situation as it had since commenced the carting away of the backlog especially in Surulere, Igando, Ikotun, Egbeda, Ogba, Agege, Ikeja and other parts of the state.