Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Air Mishap Averted On Ilorin-Lagos Route

Smarting from the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of former Governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Yakowa, former National Security Adviser, General Andrew Azazi, and four others last Saturday in Bayelsa State, the nation would have witnessed yet another disaster but for providence, as an Overland Airways flight from Ilorin to Lagos suffered technical problems on take-off. A source told Vanguard that the flight, OJ 1188, had difficulties stabilising in the air as the landing gear failed to retract after take-off from Ilorin Airport, Sunday.

FG respond to fear of January 2013 fuel increase

Lagos—President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Abdulwahed Omar, Tuesday assured Nigerians that the Federal Government would not increase the price of petrol in the New Year.Omar, who gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Lagos, said already the masses were facing a lot of hardship, adding that government would not want to add to their sufferings.

A Man Helped His Wife Commit Suicide

A man was charged with manslaughter in his wife's suicide because he showed the despondent woman how to fire a shotgun before leaving her alone in their upstate home to go hunting, authorities said Tuesday.
Kathie Skellie, 59, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday morning at the home she shared with her husband in New York, said Glens Falls Detective Sgt. Peter Casertino. Willard Skellie, 69, confessed to buying the 12-gauge shotgun, teaching his wife how to use it and leaving it loaded while he went hunting, authorities said. He told police she was despondent because of mental health problems, Casertino said.

Heavy Criticism From OBJ: Nigeria In A Toxic Situation

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has raised an alarm over the insecurity in the country and called on the present leaders to tackle it seriously.
Obasanjo who shared his thoughts on the state of the nation in an interview with Y! Magazine described the current situation in the country as toxic and called for a concerted effort to address it.
“We are in a situation in this country now, or if you like, in a state of insecurity. It’s a toxic situation. It does not matter how much blame on the leadership is unfair or unwarranted, the public won’t support the leader,” Obasanjo noted. He likened the situation in the country to a state of war, adding that there are many things wrong with the country.

"Presidential Aide Douglas Should Be Made To Replace Crashed Helicopter" - NDLF

The Nigeria Democratic Liberty Forum (NDLF) has described as a “disgrace” the conduct of government officials in failing to distinguish between official duties and private events.
In a statement issued today, the group said it was appalled by the crass display of impunity by the Goodluck Jonathan administration in the deployment of federal government's military assets for private and social events to the extent that military equipment has become a perk of office.
“The prior use of similar chopper by President Goodluck Jonathan during the burial of his brother in Otueke and the use of a Naval chopper by Presidential aide-Mr Oronto Douglas for his father's burial which resulted in the loss of the Nigerian Navy helicopter is reprehensible,” NDLF said.

Ondo To ban Funeral Undertakers In Hospital Surroundings

AKURE—ONDO State government has express- ed concern over the activities of coffin sellers and hearse operators within the vicinity of its hospitals across the state.Specifically, the Health Commissioner, Dr. Dayo Adeyanju said in Akure that the state government has concluded arrangements to promulgate a law banning such businesses within the hospitals. Adeyanju said the  government was greatly disturbed by the advertisement of death accessories to those who need encouragement to survive what brought them to the hospital in the first instance.

Helicopter Crash: “We Lack The Equipment To Investigate Cause” – SSS

The spat of high profile assassinations and rampant kidnappings laying siege over the many regions of the federal republic of Nigeria may have found a suitable loophole to continue its siege over the country owing to the maladministration of resources earmarked to the security agencies of the nation.
Information available to obtained through competent sources within the State Security Services [SSS] revealed that the helicopter crash is being treated as a probable sabotage by the investigators of the crash. As gathered, the SSS agent indicated that there is ample evidence pointing away from the incident being a mere natural accident.

Banks In Lagos Stop N100 Charge On Use Of ATMs

Banks in Lagos have cancelled the N100 charge on customers’ use of Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) withdrawal from other banks.
NAN visit to some banks on Tuesday showed that the banks had since Monday complied with the new trend. This followed the Bankers Committee’s directive that the banks should stop charging N100 with effect from Dec. 17. Some customers in separate interviews with NAN said that they were happy with the development and expressed the hope that more positive developments would be made in the sector in 2013.Mr Kunle Adewale, an Information Technology expert and a customer with GTB, said that the development showed that customers would no longer suffer unwarranted banks’ charges.

VIDEO: Go After Corrupt Officers, United States Tells FG

The United States has urged the federal government to show more commitment towards fighting corruption by exposing and prosecuting corrupt public officers.
This was the focus of an interactive session with journalists at the US Embassy in Abuja chaired by an International Narcotics Law Enforcement Officer, Diane Kohn.

Army promotes 51 generals, 19 colonels

The Nigerian Army Council headed by President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday approved the promotion of 59 Generals with 22 Brigadier Generals elevated to the rank of Major Generals and 37 Colonels elevated to the ranks of Brigadier Generals.

Among the new Major Generals are the Brigade Commander, 4 Brigade Benin , Brigadier General Obi. Abel Umahi, Brigadier Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Bola Koleoso, Brigade Commander, 2 Brigade, Port Harcourt, Brigadier General Tukur Buratai, Brigadier General SD Aliyu, Defence Adviser to China, Brigade Commander, 23 Brigade Yola, Brigadier General Jogn Nwaoga, Brigadier General Saliu Uba, Director Veteran Affairs at Defence headquarters and Brigadier General Mashudy Adekanye of the Nigerian Army Ordinance School.

Prof. Wole Soyinka wins Awolowo Prize for Leadership

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Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, Wednesday, emerged winner of the first Obafemi Awolowo Prize for Leadership. Chairman of the selection committee, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, who unveiled the recipient of the maiden award, yesterday in Lagos, said: “Nominees for the prize are expected to have demonstrated, to a substantial degree, the attributes considered to have characterised Chief Awolowo’s leadership style.
“They include integrity, credibility, discipline, courage, selflessness, accountability, tenacity of purpose, visionary and people-centred leadership, as well as respect for the rule of law and press freedom.

EFCC nabs alleged courier with $130,000

Lagos -  Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday arrested one Bashir Abdu at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport with 130,000 dollars in cash. A statement signed by the Commission’s spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, which was made available  in Lagos, alleged that the suspect was a Nigerian resident in Dubai. The statement said the suspect was on board Egypt Air when he was arrested by the EFCC for failing to declare the 130,000 dollars on him.

Pirates Attack Tanker Off Nigeria's Coast, Kidnap Five

Pirates have attacked and looted a tanker off the coast of Nigeria, taking five Indian crew members hostage, the ship's operating company said on Wednesday, adding that the gunmen stole personal belongings.
Piracy and kidnapping in the oil-producing Delta and offshore are common, and West Africa's oil-rich Gulf of Guinea is second only to the waters off Somalia for the risk of pirate attacks, which drives up shipping insurance costs.

40-Year-Old Man Caught Raping A Cow

A 40 year old man was beaten by the public to death after he was caught red handed sexually assaulting a cow.
The cow owner said that he heard his cow mowing wildly and on checking he found the man mounting on his cow. The man had tied the cow’s legs very tight to ensure it does not move. 
The owner raised an alarm as he fought to contain the man and residents who arrived at the scene of the incident were shocked to find the naked man and the badly tied and injured cow. The irate residents ascended on the man beating him with blunt objects and stones which led to his death. 
While confirming the incident Kirinyaga OCPD Apollo Onyonyi condemned the residents for taking the law into their own hands and beseeched them to allow police to deal with criminals.

Man Kills Wife, Burnt Her Naked To Conceal Evidence

A man from has been arrested for allegedly killing his wife and burning the body.

The man, Jonathan Manguyana, reportedly killed his wife, Ms Fortune Manyengavana at their house in Romney Park. After the murder, he allegedly dragged her naked body to a nearby bush where he doused it with paraffin before setting it alight in a bid to conceal evidence. The murder happened during the early hours of Monday.

Principal In Trouble For Allegedly Conducting Virginity Test On Students

Principal of a secondary school in Ogun state, southwest Nigeria, has been dragged before the police by parents of students in her school for carrying out virginity tests on their wards without their consent. Last week, students of Ajuwon High School near Akute, took to the streets in protest of the principal’s forced virginity test which took place in her office. Most of the students who spoke on the issue said their principal, Mrs Aladeojebi accused most of them of promiscuity and later forced them to her office where she conducted the virginity test using her hand.

Subsidy Fraud: Court grants Abubakar Peters N85m bail

Lagos – A Lagos High Court on Wednesday granted bail in the sum of N85 million to the Managing Director of Nadabo Energy Ltd., Abubakar Peters, charged with N1.5 billion oil subsidy fraud. The court held that the evidence before it showed that Peters reported himself to the court when he learnt that he had a case before it. “Bail is hereby granted to the defendant in the sum of N85 million and two sureties. The sureties must be resident in Lagos and possess three years’ tax clearance.

27 Dead, 18 Injured As Trailer Plunges Into River In Sokoto

No fewer that 27 people were reported dead, while 18 others sustained various degrees of injuries following an accident involving an articulated vehicle.
The accident, which occurred along Ruwa Wuri-Tangaza road, Monday, also claimed the lives of a number of cows and sheep. Eyewitnesses said the driver of the trailer, with plate number Sokoto XA 443 SAA, which was heading to Warri, in Delta State from Mano village, allegedly lost control and plunged into a river close to Masallaci village in Tangaza Local Government.

Video: Angry Bartender At Mcdonald's Beat Customers To State Of Comma !!!

McDonalds employee working nightshift was given $50 bill. Checked if it was legit according to policy. Two ghetto girls didn't like that and yelled at him, called him a pussy and spit on him and punched him in the face. They then leaped the counter both of them and continued coming after him. He retreated to the back of store.


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