Sunday, November 25, 2012

Photo Of The Day: When Overloading Goes Wrong, Lagidi - Style

Photo Of The Day: When Overloading Goes Wrong, Lagidi - Style

Nigeria’s Onaiyekan Now A Prince Of Catholic Church

Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday officially named Nigeria’s Archbishop John Onaiyekan and five other non-European cardinals to the body that will elect his successor, saying the move underlined the Church’s diversity.  The 85-year-old pontiff presided over the ceremony in St Peter’s Basilica that elevated the six prelates to the Catholic Church’s College of Cardinals.
The body “presents a variety of faces, because it expresses the face of the universal Church,” he said in a development that has been welcomed by critics concerned that the college has become increasingly Euro-centric under Benedict.

Ribadu Oil Report Stirs Controversy, Denials

Mallam Nuhu Ribadu: report stirs controversy

A probe alleging Nigeria has lost out on tens of billions of dollars in recent years through questionable practices in Africa’s biggest oil-and-gas industry has stirred controversy and calls for action.

The report from a government-appointed task force, headed by former anti-graft czar, Nuhu Ribadu, has not been officially made public, but leaked copies have generated strong responses from officials, the state oil firm and private companies, which dispute many of its findings.

Anti-corruption activists seeking changes to an industry that operates with little transparency and which has long been seen as awash with graft have however sought to pressure the government into addressing the problems alleged.

Was Yasser Arafat poisoned to death by Israel?

Yasser Arafat: was he poisoned by Israel?

What really happened to 75 year-old Yasser Arafat in 2004 when he died?
Theories about his death abound, with many Palestinians believing that his death was not natural and that he must have been poisoned remotely by the Israelis.
Whatever may be the cause of the death, Palestinian officials intend to put all speculations to rest when they exhume Arafat’s body next Tuesday to verify whether Israel actually

Names of Nigeria's Corrupt Businessmen and How much they stole - EFCC

According to the E.F.C.C. Chairman, this is a list of some Nigerians who stole billions from Nigeria and how much they stole:

What Do You Think: Pakistan Offers To Train Nigerian Soldiers

A team of military officers from Pakistan will soon visit Nigeria to help assess the needs of their Nigerian counterparts and assist in training them. Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ambassador Dauda Danladi, made this known to The PUNCH on Wednesday at the sideline of the ongoing D-8 summit in Islamabad, Pakistan.

“Having private jet in the midst of poverty is a show of wealth” – Bishop Odubogun blasts Oritsejafo

 Nigerians, especially religious leaders have not stop condemning the President, Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, for acquiring a private jet.  Joining the league of those blaming the popular preacher for his latest acquisition of a private jet, the Bishop of the Diocese of Ife, Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Oluwole Odubogun, has said that having a private jet in the midst of poverty and want is a ‘show of wealth.’

N5trillion Stolen Under President Jonathan - Punch Investigation

Over N5tn in government funds have been stolen through fraud, embezzlement and theft since President Goodluck Jonathan assumed office on May 6, 2010, a SUNDAY PUNCH investigation has found.

Our correspondents arrived at the stolen sum after poring over the reports of the various committees set up by the President to probe some sectors of the economy, particularly oil and gas. SUNDAY PUNCH also relied on disclosures by some senior government officials. Five trillion naira is the summation of government funds said to have been stolen, according to the Mallam Nuhu Ribadu-led Petroleum Task Force report; the Minister of Trade and Investment’s report on stolen crude; the House of Representatives fuel subsidy report and investigations into the ecological fund, SIM card registration and frequency band spectrum sale.

54-Year-Old Woman Jailed 10 Years For Molesting Her 19-Year-Old Worker

A woman from Zimbabwe who took advantage of their 19-year-old worker while her husband was away at work and forcibly became intimate with him was yesterday sentenced to 10 years in prison. The woman aged 54 pleaded not guilty to aggravated indecent assault, but was convicted by senior Western Division regional magistrate Mr Owen Tagu. Three years of her sentence were suspended for five years on condition of good behaviour.

Mr Goodluck Katenaire, for the State said on the night of 18 to 19 January this year, the woman and the man slept under one roof, but in different rooms. During the night, the woman went to the room where the man was sleeping and asked him to join her in her bedroom, but he refused since he knew that she was married to his employer.

She kept on bothering him, but he refused and the State proved that she lifted him up and took him to her bedroom where she laid him on a reed mat and undressed him. He tried to get up, but she pinned him down and went on to be intimate with him at about 5am on 19 January. The man decided to terminate his employment and went back to his parents’ homestead where he narrated his ordeal to his father and a police report was later made leading to her arrest.

Bomb Blast Rocks Military Church At Jaji In Kaduna

A huge bomb blast has exploded at a military protestant church inside the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji in Igabi local government area in Kaduna state.

 Details sooon!

Why ACN is afraid of PDP –Publicity Secretary

Ekiti State Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has said that it has  received information of plans by the Ekiti State Action Congress of Nigeria(ACN) to embark on campaign of calumny to smear the image of some of its governorship aspirants and also to lure unwilling youths with money to humiliate PDP leaders.

Naira Promo!!! Nigeria offers huge reward for information on Boko Haram leaders

Nigeria’s military on Friday offered hundreds of thousands of dollars in rewards for information leading to the capture of leaders of Islamist extremist group, Boko Haram. A statement listed 19 alleged senior members of the extremist group blamed for hundreds of deaths in connection with its insurgency in northern and central Nigeria. The rewards ranged from N50 million ($317,000, 245,000 euros) for the suspected leader of the group, Abubakar Shekau, to N10 million for various Boko Haram “commanders”.

JTF Denies Alleged Killing Of 20 Ladies By Boko Haram

The Joint Task Force [JTF} in Maiduduri, the BornoState capital has refuted media reports that about 20 university female studentswere killed by suspected members ofBoko Haram. Two national dailies reported yesterday that the ladies were killed between 1 am and 2 am on Thursday while they were asleep in their homes. Spokesman of the JTF in Borno, Lt-Col. Sagir Musa in a text message to LEADERSHIP SUNDAYthat the purported killing of the ladies by Boko Haram was not true, adding that the rumour was intended to cause disaffection and crisis in the state.

Comments On Insecurity : Obasanjo Fires Back At Gowon - How He Fell Out with Jonathan

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the weeker took on former Head of State, retired General Yakubu Gowon for describing him as “highly irresponsible” for criticising President Goodluck Jonathan’s ‘weak’ approach to the insecurity in the North-East.

General Gowon used the phrase on Obasanjo at the launch of a book, Stay At The Top, authored by a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN), Omoniyi Komolafe, last week.  Gowon’s remark was captured in the media thus: “Obasanjo is highly irresponsible to have made such comments about the present government.

Many people have condemned what he (Obasanjo) did in Odi and Zaki Biam. So, it was irresponsible for him to defend it or accuse the present administration.”

The former Head of State referred to Obasanjo’s response to a question on the Boko Haram crisis in Warri recently, where Obasanjo said there was need for President Jonathan to be decisive in tackling the insecurity, just as he did in dealing with the militancy in Odi, Bayelsa State in 1999.

Why Nigeria can’t break –Tinubu

Former Lagos State governor and national leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called on all Nigerians to “utilize our diversity as a strength and rally to make a better country.” Tinubu made this call while receiving an honorary degree of Human Letters, Honoris Causa given to his mother, Alhaja Habibat Mogaji, the Iyaloja General by the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria during its 50th convocation yesterday. According to Tinubu, “We are one .

I'm frustrated, says EFCC chair, Lamorde

Anti-graft boss explains how accused, lawyers stall trial

From The Sun, Abuja

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, yesterday gave reasons the agency could not secure conviction of treasury looters. He told the Senate Committee on Drugs, Narcotics and Financial Crimes in Abuja that the judiciary is the main culprit hindering the EFCC from prosecuting the big thieves.

Revealed: Policeman Molests Woman In Presence Of Crying Baby

A police corporal with the Imo State Command is currently in trouble for molesting a nursing mother, who had gone to the station to seek refuge.

Saturday Sun gathered that Mrs. Maureen Anyalebechi, from Umukabi  Autonomous Community, in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area, Imo State, had, on November 10, 2012, gone to Umuguma Police Station to pass the night, when she could not locate the residence of her brother in the World Bank area of Owerri West Local Government Area.


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