Discover 3 Awesome Souvenirs you should grab while in Nigeria

Discover 3 Awesome Souvenirs you should grab while in Nigeria

Whichever part of Nigeria you find yourself in, either in the North, East, West or South, you are sure to

be surrounded by beautiful souvenirs that will serve as a memorabilia of your trip or perhaps something

you can give to your loved ones when you return home. Choosing an awesome souvenir can be quiet

tricky, this is why Jovago.com has put together some of these awesome and thoughtful souvenirs that

will be a perfect pick.

Fabrics

The Ankara fabric is a trending fashion material that is becoming widely sort after in all parts of the

world, there are beautiful patterns in different shades you can always find to buy from any market in

Nigeria – they are easy to locate and very affordable. If in Lagos, you should check out Oshodi Market or

Balogun Market on Lagos Island.

Traditional Handmade Jewelries and Accessories

Local Shamballa bracelets, woven bags, accessories made from Ankara fabric (footwear, bags, jewelries,

footwear and so on), beautifully handmade beaded jewelries – the list is inexhaustible. All these can be

gotten in shops where they sell traditional attires or by roadside vendors. These are very easy to find,

they are mostly sold by the roadside in shops or hawked.

Arts, Paintings and Crafts

There are ready made paintings of beautiful places in Nigeria you can be lucky to find, especially an area

you stayed or visited while here. You can also get gorgeous wooden crafts and arts from galleries

around. If you are in the Federal Capital Territory, that is Abuja, then you are in luck, visit the Arts and

Crafts Village there, you are bound the find wonderful items that can serve as souvenirs.

 The list is endless, all you need to do is to easily locate a market or traditional shop around you and you

will be marveled at the wonderful items you will discover.

I am in rehab and receiving treatment – Majek Fashek

I am in rehab and receiving treatment - Majek Fashek

Renowned reggae musician, Majek Fashek known for his famous song, “send down the rain” is now receiving care at a rehabilitation facility to address his drug addiction.

The musician who spoke to journalists at the rehabilitation facility in Abuja, “Synapse Services”, noted that he is on his way to recovery because he choose to listen to advise and seek treatment for his addiction.

According to him, his life experiences also contributed to his present situation which today has left him bankrupt and without funds to assist himself.

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WAEC withholds results from 13 debtor states

Hundreds of thousands of government-sponsored candidates from 13 debtor states  who sat for the May/June 2015 West African Senior Secondary School Examinations (WASSCE) will not be able to access their results which were released yesterday.
WAEC’s Head of National Office, Mr Charles Eguridu, said at a news conference in Lagos yesterday that the examination body would not release the results until the affected state governments pay or showed seriousness to pay the examination fees by issuing advance payment guarantees from reputable banks.
According to him, states contemplating the idea of issuing promissory notes on letter-head papers should simply forget it because it will not be honoured.
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Dead Woman Withdraw N.5m From Bank

Mrs Cordelia Iweg­buna Idowu Okocha, died of breast cancer, at the age of 50 on August 7, 2004, and was buried in September 2004. Four years after her death, she ‘visited’ her bank and withdrew more than N527,500 from her savings account in a first generation bank (name withheld).

The statement of account of the dead woman indicated that she withdrew N500,000 by ‘self ’ on February 19, 2008. On Febru­ary 28, 2008, she made another withdrawal of N27,500 by ‘self’. She made all the withdrawals at the Awolowo Road branch of the bank.

Her only child, Chukwudi Uche Okocha, explained;
“My mother died on August 7, 2004 as a result of breast cancer and my dad died on February 1, 2006. He slept and did not wake up. I am the only child of my parents, I was 17 years old when my mother died. My mum was sick for about eight months, suffering from breast cancer before she gave up. Since my parents died, I’ve been managing, trying to cope through the help of family and friends.

There is a particular family that took me under their care and since then I’ve been living with them. And to God be the glory, they have been trying. I got admission into University of Lagos to study Mathematics in 2006. It has not been easy not having one’s parents around.
“My mother spent a lot of money when she was sick due to the nature of the sickness. We all know that it is not easy to manage cancer. But about a month before she died, she told me that she had something in her savings account; that was her salary account. She told me that whatever happened, there was something left in the account. When she died, she was paid her July salary. Before she died, she told me that she had over N200,000 left in her account and when she died her salary was paid into the account. So, there was over N500,000 in the account when she died.”
Chukwudi, who is now 28 added:

“But being the only one, I was not able to process the transfer of the money to my account. My dad was unable to process it before he died. Between 2008 and 2009, I tried to process the letter of administration of my mother’s estate through the Lagos probate court and they gave me the certificate to get the money in the account. That was when I applied for the balance and they told me that the balance was about N500. I was shocked because she told me what she had left in the account before she died and I know she did not go to the bank after she told me what she had in the bank. But even if there was no money, the July salary should have been there because it was paid after she had died. And I have a copy of the pay slip for the July salary. When I met BarristerEluma, I complained to him that there was something wrong with the account.

“When we went to see the then branch manager of the bank, she asked if I was sure that my mother was dead. But she was not ready to disclose anything. So, I felt there was foul play somewhere and I decided to see a lawyer and see what we could do about it. We discovered that two withdrawals were made from my mother’s account in Febru­ary, 2008; that is four years after she died. Did she come from her grave to withdraw the money from her account? It is a savings account, meaning that she was the only person who could make withdrawals from the account. So, how come withdrawals were made four years after she died? The withdrawals were made by ‘self’ according to the statement of account. It means that somebody, most likely a staff, who knows she was dead or knows something about her withdrew the money.

“What I need now is for them to refund the money and pay some compensation for the inconveniences I have gone through over the years. If I had been able to access the money, it would have been very useful, particularly when I was in school. Again, the value of the money has depreciated in the past 11 years. You can imagine what I could have done if I had gotten the money then. So, they should compensate me.”Meanwhile, he has written a petition to the Assistant Inspector General of Police in-charge of Zone 2 Command, Nigeria Police, Zone 2 headquarters, Onikan, Lagos. Dated June 17, 2015, it was captioned, RE: *** Account No 2004452106; Account Name: Okocha Cordelia I. Petition On Criminal Breach Of Trust, Fraudulent Misrepresentation, Conspiracy, Forgery, Stealing.

Who said I will probe Obasanjo

President Goodluck Jonathan and former President Olusegun Obasanjo

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said contrary to media reports, he had no intention of probing the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Jonathan made the clarification in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati.

He said he was constrained to state again that there was no truth in reports on Saturday, that he intends to probe the Obasanjo administration because of the former President’s constant criticisms of the Federal Government.

He said rather than probing Obasanjo, he remained fully focused on the tasks of ensuring peace, security and stability across the country in order to create the right conditions for rapid socio-economic development.

The President said he would not be distracted from this objective by attempts to drive a wedge between him, respected elders and leaders of his party.

The statement read in part, “The President has nothing but the greatest respect for Obasanjo’s very notable contributions to national growth and development over many years and far from taking offence or seeking retaliation, will always welcome objective criticisms and advice from the very highly-regarded elder statesman.

“What is more, President Jonathan regards his administration as a continuation of the unbroken chain of PDP-led governments started by Obasanjo in 1999 which have worked tirelessly to entrench democratic governance and achieve rapid socio-economic growth in the country.

“Rather than order a pointless probe of his predecessors, he will continue to do his utmost best to build on the solid foundations for national progress laid under previous PDP administrations.

“Speculations and suggestions of an impending probe of the Obasanjo administration by President Jonathan are therefore nonsensical and should be dismissed by all right-thinking Nigerians as the product of the fertile imagination of mischievous political jobbers.”

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