Monday, October 22, 2012

Video: How Animals Are Being Abused, 80% Starved To Death In Benue Zoo

The Lion – once a proud king of the jungle – can now barely rise to walk to collect the meat thrust through his cage as severe malnourishment means he is close to death. Animal abuse in Nigeria is rife at the Benue state Zoo – a terrible story and microcosm about the state of our country.

Photos From The Headies 2012 Awards

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Photos From Rita Dominic's "The Meeting" Movie Launch

Tiwa Savage, Rita Dominic, Nike Oshinowo, Nse Ekpe-Etim and other host of stars gathered for the launch of Rita Dominic's latest movie "The Meeting". Enjoy photos from this launch

Robbers, Rapists Raid Flood Camps in Nigerian State

Barely a fortnight after rapists were said to have raided the Benue State flood camps, armed robbers have reportedly stormed various camps of flood victims in Delta State and robbed and molestd some of them.

The camps affected were those at Oleh and Cavegina in Warri Metropolis.

Video: Culture Shock (How Much of a Nigerian Are You?

"We spoke to a few Nigerians based in America to find out how much they really know about Nigeria. Find out which questions we posed. Some of the responses will make you LOL"


Poisoned Meat: 6 Dead, 60 Hospitalized

No fewer than six people have been reported dead and over 60 hospitalized in Amegu village, Ede-Oballa in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State following an alleged poisoning of pork meat they took at a funeral ceremony.

According to reports from Ede-Oballa, more than 60 guests developed severe stomach problems after the funereal ceremony, prompting their immediate hospitalization. Investigation by Sunday Sun showed that all the popular hospitals in the university town of Nsukka including the Catholic Mission-

Opposition as Reps move to abridge CBN autonomy

CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
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Stakeholders in the financial sector,  including a former Minister of Finance, Mr. Adamu Ciroma, and an ex-Central Bank of Nigeria  Governor,  Chief Joseph Sanusi, on Monday, opposed the bid by the House of Representatives to tamper

IG praises Ondo election

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, has commended the people of Ondo State for their peaceful conduct during Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

The IG’s commendation is contained in a statement on Monday by Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba.

2013 budget: More of the same

BY President Goodluck Jonathan’s reckoning, his spending plan for the 2013 fiscal year “belongs to the farmer, the investor, the entrepreneur, the youth and the elderly.” But a perusal of the document tagged, Fiscal Consolidation with Inclusive Growth, shows that not much is visible in terms of “improving the business climate, addressing infrastructure gaps, and implementing reforms that promote sectors with high employment potential.”

EFCC Arrests FAAN Official With N218m At Airport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has apprehended an official of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, Mr. Akinyele Adetula, for trying to launder $1.4m (N218m).

The arrest came less than a month after the commission arrested a 24-year old man, Mr. Abubakar Sheriff, at the same airport with $7m (N1.1bn).

Sunday PUNCH learnt that the suspect was arrested at Murtala Mohammed Airport on Saturday.

Sallah: FG declares Thursday, Friday public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Thursday and Friday as public holidays to mark the 2012 Eid El-kabir celebrations.

Minister of Interior, Abba Moro who announced this in Abuja on Monday, called on Nigerians to imbibe and emulate the worthy tenets of Islam as practiced by the holy Prophet Mohammad.

A statement by the Permanent Secretary,ministry of interior, Mrs. Daniel Nwaobia quoted Moro as urging the citizens to pray for peace and prosperity of the nation.

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Ruling the world, my ultimate vision for sports – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said on Monday that his administration was committed to  Nigeria becoming the best sporting nation in Africa, top four in the Commonwealth and ultimately rule the world.
Jonathan spoke at the opening of a Presidential Sports Sector Retreat held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said the vision was realistic and achievable with hard work, greater sense of purpose and dedication.
The president noted the importance of sports as a source of joy to people, a unifying and mobilising factor and a source of revenue generation.

NEMA receives 242 Nigerian returnees from Gabon

National Emergency Management Agency South-south zonal coordinator, Mr. Umesi Emenike, on Monday received 242 Nigerian returnees from the Republic of Gabon.
Speaking while receiving the returnees, Emenike said the returnees voluntarily decided to return home after years of sojourn in that country, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
He noted that it was the constitutional mandate of NEMA to “facilitate such nostalgic operation,” which, according to him, is a demonstration of patriotism.

Commercial cyclists protest govt’s clampdown in Lagos

Commercial cyclists popularly known as okada on Monday marched through some major streets in Lagos, protesting the state government’s fresh clampdown and seizure of their bikes.

The protests were spread across the metropolis.

Reports said the cyclists grounded vehicular movement in some parts of Lagos and attacked government-owned Bus Rapid Transit buses.

Many residents were forced to trek long distances on foot, as a result of the protests.

The state government renewed its clampdown on the okada riders on Thursday, seizing many bikes.

Recently, the state government destroyed over 3,000 bikes, a move that was criticised in some quarters as a high-handed response to the challenge posed by the riders.

More details later.

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Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State
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Man behind bars in prison

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