Nigerians spend N730bn on sports betting annually

Nigerians spend over 730 billion Naira annually on sports betting and at least two billion naira is generated daily, recent research data shows. Data also revealed that over 60 million Nigerian punters spend over 3, 000 naira daily placing bet stakes. At least there are 50 betting sites in Nigeria with the number growing annually. Respondents, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, said they placed bets to generate quick and easy income, and turn their passion for football into cash. 28-year-old Fashion designer, Segun Mukoro who bets at least once weekly said that it was the fastest way to double his income and although he [Read]

I will consider women, youths in my next cabinet – President Buhari [READ MORE]

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he would give consideration to women and youths when forming his next cabinet. Our source reports that the president gave this hint on Saturday, March 2 during a victory dinner organized by the women and youth campaign committee at the Presidential villa in Abuja. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that President Buhari also humorously said he would give consideration to old people like himself. The president also said that in choosing his next cabinet, he will focus on people with integrity to help him “deepen his achievements in the area of security, anti corruption and diversification of the economy to reduce the country’s dependence on [Read]

Ogun Guber Aspirant, Rotimi Paseda Urges Youths to engage in Productive activities

Otunba Rotimi Paseda, the Chairman, Paseda Legacy Foundation has advised Nigerian youths to engage in ventures that would prepare them for the challenges ahead. Paseda gave the advice on Sunday while playing host to Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (OMPAN) at Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. He said that the trend where youths spent productive period of the day on social media, either discussing people or spreading falsehood was counterproductive. The business mogul cum politician, said there were a lot of opportunities open to youths to explore and make money online. He regretted that youths spent valuable time in pursuit of formal education without the entrepreneurship component. “They lack the entrepreneurship [Read]

GIST: Shocking! 85% of mad people in Nigeria are youths – Psychiatrist Taiwo Sheikh SEE FULL GIST HERE >>>

The President of the Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria (APN), Dr Taiwo Sheikh, has revealed that 85% of mad people in Nigeria are youths within the age bracket of 18-38. This he stated was according to a recent study. The psychiatrist in a recent interview with Daily Independent, said the major cause of mental challenge in Nigeria has gone beyond drug abuse as the youths now inhale lizard faeces as well to get high. According to him, Our young men are sniffing lizard faeces, they are putting their noses into pit toilets to inhale things from there and they are also smoking match sticks. It is now beyond the abuse [Read]

Minister Advocates One year reschooling for Nigerian graduates, says “They aren’t employable” READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

Tens of thousands of Nigerian students may spend extra year in specialized institutions after graduation to make them employable. The Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, put forward the proposal at the ongoing Retreat for Governing Councils of Nigerian Federal Universities, organized by the National Universities Commission (NUC) with the theme, “Elements of Statutory Governance, Procurement and Financial Accounting in Nigerian Universities.” He said the suggestion was being made because many university graduates were not good enough to be employed by industries. “Law students attend Law School for one year before going for NYSC and medical students go for one year Houseman ship before they are allowed to [Read]