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you're right +Blog Lord ... but I normally don't count Evil Dead amongst them - it's an amazing movie but sooo different (and more serious)
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So this one of the bastards that's been having a good time in my gut... not sure who the second one is - but pills are on their way buddy.
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What is that?!
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This guy doesn't clean just anyone's house...!
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Yeah.., in dollars! 
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Nigeria marks 1 year without a case of Polio. This is a massive achievement: in 2012, Nigeria recorded more than half of all global cases.

Nigeria will be declared "polio-free" in 2017, 3 years after there have been no polio cases.

To give an idea of the scale of the operation involved: there has been an increase of volunteer community mobilizers – from 2,150 in 2012 to more than 9,500 in 2014 – to ensure strong household and community engagement.

#Nigeria   #polio  
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Nice. Giant of Africa, proud of u
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Tokunboh 'tings...
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haha +Victory John those were my "acting years" ... very proud of that film!!
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Oil prices hit $50 a barrel... and it's expected that Iran's oil won't really even hit the market until late this year/early next year.
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That is the real problem. So out goes the budget benchmark cos we need to have buyers.
Bad investment for new political business men
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Crikey - and I almost walked past thinking it was just another clothing bin in West London...
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hey +battle axe1 pls feel free to send me a private message or contact@battabox.com about working with BattaBox.com  . thanks o
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BattaBox.com just keeps getting better and better... I mean - just look at that content!

Well done to the team.
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thanks o +joshua edem !
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Wait all night, to work all day.

#Lagos   #FuelShortages   #Nigeria  
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Anyone else out there still waiting in late night fuel queues?
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Our latest report on Nigeria's Broken Oil Economy:

"When there's no oil in the vehicle, the engine won't work."

WATCH NOW:
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/07/21/world/nigeria-oil-economy/index.html
Nigeria relies on oil for over 90% of its foreign exchange earnings, but the price of oil has crashed this year, and Nigeria is not selling its oil.
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No. I think things have to get real bad before Nigeria can ever make progress. We've spent too long duck taping things. Its time to rip off the duck tapes and start afresh
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Buhari talks exclusively to CNN's Amanpour:

You can watch the whole interview below, but the key points I think are:

Buhari on corruption, even in own party: "There isn't going to be any party member or personality that can escape justice."

Buhari says he's willing to negotiate for Chibok Girls: "If we're convinced that the leadership of Boko Haram is credible we will negotiate"

"Our main objective as a govt is to secure those (Chibok) girls to their parents and school and rehabilitate them."

"Nothing will work until the country is secure" - discusses security issues in Niger Delta and Boko Haram in North East.

"US promised to do what they can to help Nigeria, so we brought our requirements of training, equipping & intelligence gathering"

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http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/07/21/intv-nigeria-amanpour-muhammadu-buhari.cnn

#Nigeria #Buhari
In an exclusive interview during his visit to America, Muhammadu Buhari speaks with Christiane Amanpour about terrorism, corruption, and his meetings with Obama.
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Achieving aims is relative. The issue of Boko haram is like fighting in the dark. It's been difficult separating the rogues from real people. If guns and weapons running outlets are closed up then we'll be able to reduce the unchecked attacks by insurgents. The economy needs greater and tighter monitoring while consumption of locally produced agricultural products will reduce our over reliant on imported produces.
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Buhari seeks $150 billion in stolen funds and promises ministers in September.

The link to Buhari's Op-Ed is below, but I think the key points are:

- "I now seek Obama’s assistance in locating and returning $150 billion in funds stolen in the past decade"

- "In recent weeks, it [Boko Haram] appears to have shifted away from confronting the military directly to an increase in attacks on civilian areas...It does not mean that Boko Haram is succeeding in its aims — it shows that it is losing."

- Ministers to be appointed in September. "Nigeria must first put new rules of conduct & good governance in place"

Full article:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/nigeria-committed-to-good-governance-and-fighting-terror/2015/07/20/8c1acd00-2e21-11e5-8353-1215475949f4_story.html
The importance of the fight against terrorism and corruption in Nigeria cannot be underestimated.
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Ken please check your facts before going public your comments about Buhari shows your level of ignorance about Nigeria's history and the man Buhari 
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  • BattaBox.com
    Director, 2011 - present
    BattaBox is Nigeria's most exciting Video News & Entertainment website. Christian founded and co-directs the company and its team of producers, editors and technical staff to ensure original video content is gathered from across Nigeria and distributed across our online network. You can check out BattaBox here: http://battabox.com
  • CNN
    West Africa Correspondent, 2008 - 2011
    One of the longest serving foreign journalists in Nigeria, Christian was based in Lagos for eight years reporting from both Nigeria and the West Africa region for CNN. You can find all my work/videos here: http://goo.gl/DpvmhD
  • Freelance Journalist
    Freelance - Nigeria, 2004 - 2008
    Text and broadcast journalist for UK & US newspapers (Independent, Sunday Times, Telegraph, etc), as well as international broadcasters (such as Channel 4 and CNN)
  • Vivid Features
    Producer, 2002 - 2004
    Film Production, Camera and Editing at East Africa's largest production company.
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I travel between UK and Nigeria to bootstrap an internet startup - Nigeria's original digital video Entertainment channel:

http://BattaBox.com/

Oh, and I also report for CNN on West Africa.

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