|Photo Of The Day: When Overloading Goes Wrong, Lagidi - Style|
Sunday, November 25, 2012
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.
|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.
|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
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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 .
|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.
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.