Monday, December 24, 2012

Kidnappers Called Us ‘Bad Market’–Koreans

The four Koreans and a Nigerian kidnapped in Bayelsa State by eight gunmen said on Saturday that their assailants fed them with noodles, tea and banana while in captivity. The victims, who were released on Friday night after spending five days in the kidnappers’ den located in a mangrove, said the captors set them free after branding them “bad market.”

5 Sure Ways To Make Women Want You

Women want the ideal man who is confident, self-sufficient and respectable.
Getting women to fall for you is not as hard as it may seem. Making women feel a deep attraction to you doesn’t require expensive gifts, extravagant gestures or rock hard abs. In fact, all it really requires is a little charm and a few good manners. Mastering the following 5 qualities will set you on your way to becoming the man women will be fighting for.

Decomposing Body Of Unidentified Man Found Hanging After Days Of Suspected Suicide

The body of a young man, who hung in an uncompleted building at Ibafo, was found dangling on Friday evening, apparently days after hanging himself. Eyewitness accounts disclosed that the dangling body was already reeking of stench in one of the bathrooms in the said building. According to a neighbour sharing fence with the said building, the disturbing odour coming from the area became noticeable about three days ago, but it was taken for granted that possibly an animal died somewhere around the neighbourhood.

Directors In Civil Service Own More Houses Than Dangote – Jonathan

A damning verdict has been passed on the present crop of Directors in Nigeria’s civil service as President Goodluck Jonathan accused them of greed and amassing properties. The president gave this indication last Thursday at the funeral service of late Kaduna State Governor, Mr. Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa at Saint Paul Catholic Church, Fadan Kagoma, Jama’a Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

Petrol Station Attendant In Police Net After Conniving With Armed Robbers To Rob Boss Of N2.65 Million

A petrol station attendant in Kano State has landed in police net after allegedly conniving with armed robbers to rob the petrol station where he works; and the sum of N2.65 million stolen by the armed bandits has been recovered.
This was made known in a statement signed by the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Magaji Musa Majia, a copy which was made available to Sunday Tribune. According to the statement: On 20th of December, 2012 at about 09:00hrs, one Monday Joseph ‘m’ 20yrs, Simon Chile Adamu ‘m’ of 22yrs old of Benue State and Umaru Adamu ‘m’ 22 years of Ankpa Kogi State conspired and stormed a filling station at Tudun Wada area of Kano State with armed pistol and robbed the manager of the sum of N2.65m. The robbers also allegedly snatched the mobile phones of all the staff then fled in a Golf car. 

Bakery Worker Battling For His Life After Hot Pipe Pierces Through His Stomach

A bakery worker simply identified as Timothy Ogunsola is presently between life and death after his stomach was pierced by a hot iron pipe while on duty. Doctors at the University of Lagos Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, are currently battling to save the life of the 23-year-old.  Ogunsola was hit in an explosion that occurred at a bakery located in Mile 2, Lagos, on December 20, while he was on night shift. However, some of his colleagues have said that medical attention might be hitched due to failure to provide funds for a compulsory scan.

Abuja Stadium Renovation Begins January

The Minister of Sports and Chairman, National Sports Commission, Bolaji Abdullahi, has said the renovation of the National Stadium in Abuja will commence in January.The Federal Government has awarded the contract for the renovation of the stadium to Julius Berger Nigeria Plc and has directed that the renovation begins next month.
Abdullahi told the News Agency of Nigeriaon Sunday in Abuja that he had relocated his office to the stadium to ‘breathe life back’ to the facility. “Of course, we have concluded arrangements with Julius Berger to bring alive the pitch of the main bowl and training grounds in January, after the holidays,” Abdullahi said.

Please Come And Spend $16 Billion In Our Energy Sector – FG Calls On Private Investors

It has been revealed that the Federal Government needs an investment of at least $16bn (N2.53tn) from the private sector to address the myriad of problems in the energy sector. This was revealed by the Project Manager, Bank of Industry/United Nations Development Programme, Mr. Femi Adaju, in Abuja at the second edition of the renewable energy investment forum.

Community Decries PHCN’s Neglect, Insensitivity

The Ireakari-Olorunfunmi Estate Community Development Association, Idimu, Lagos State, has cried out over neglect and insensitivity by the Power Holding Company of Nigeria. The association said for close to one year, all entreaties to the PHCN, Idimu Business Unit, to change the community’s transformer panel and ‘upriser’ cable had fallen on deaf ears.

CBN may revoke licences of more MFBs

Indications have emerged that the Central Bank of Nigeria may revoke the operating licences of some microfinance banks in the country early next year, ADEMOLA ALAWIYE reports. With the financial sector smarting from the 2010 withdrawal of operating licences of 103 microfinance banks, indications have again emerged that more MFBs may soon lose their licences as a result of another impending cleaning exercise by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

FG Begins Work On 10 New Rail Lines

The Federal Government has announced plans to construct 10 new rail lines to cover other parts of the country currently not linked by rail. The Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar, said on Friday that already feasibility studies had commenced on seven of the proposed railway lines. Umar, who spoke in Lagos at the inauguration of the Lagos-Kano train service and resumption of fuel haulage by train from Lagos to Offa, said that the feasibility studies on three other planned rail lines would be done in 2013.

Deregistration: We Are Not Interested In Merging With Other Parties – PDP

Following speculations that the recent deregistration of political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would bring about several mergers among parties in the country, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dismissed any such possibilities as far as they are concerned, saying that they are strong enough to remain a formidable force, come 2015. This was made known by the party’s National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh, who said that while the party was ready to accept the members of the recently deregistered parties as individuals, they are not ready to accept them as parties.

Fulani Herdsmen Invade Ogun Village, Slaughter One, Leave Several Others Injured

Information on the website of the Sun Newspaper has it that nomadic Fulani herdsmen invaded the border town of Oja-Odan in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State on Friday, killing a farmer and injuring dozens of others. The daring herdsmen allegedly slaughtered one Agbaose Sewotan after invading his farmlands and destroying his food and cash crops. An elder brother of the deceased, Mr. Oluwole Sewontan, said the incident occurred in the evening of Friday. According to him, “This is not the first time that our natives were slaughtered like cows on our own soil with impunity. My dear brother was killed simply because he protested the invasion of his farmland by the herdsmen.”

Petrol Shortage Worsens

Fuel shortage bit harder across the country on Sunday, few hours to Christmas. The situation, which became evident in Lagos on Friday, worsened on Sunday, with many filling stations not having the product to sell. Those with the product, had long queues of motorists awaiting attention. Also, some filling stations had also resorted to profiteering, as they sold above the regulated price of N97 per litre.

Coping With Job Loss

When 44-year-old Dele lost his job just three weeks before Christmas, his first reaction was one of panic. He had worked in a construction company for 12 years and assumed that he had a stable job for many more years. Dele was his family’s main breadwinner although his wife worked part-time. They had two children under six and the usual rent and other bills to pay.
Job loss ranks as one of life’s most challenging events and it hurts at any point during the year, but during the season of “good will to all men,” it tends to have a much more devastating effect on people when it happens at such time of the year. Some of the issues involved include adjusting your finances, looking for a new job, and coping with the emotional and social impact of your new situation. But even if you failed to anticipate this sudden change in your circumstances, here are some practical steps to take with a clear positive outlook if such happens.
Don’t panic
When you think about all your bills and the monthly expenses you have to face without a steady income, it is easy to despair. Remain calm and do not rush into any major financial decisions whilst you assess your situation. Even if you are eligible, be cautious about dipping into your retirement savings account.
It would be much easier to deal with both financially and emotionally if you’d prepared for the worst by planning ahead with an emergency fund or insurance. The importance of an emergency fund becomes glaring in situations like this. Do you have any savings? How long will it last based on your monthly bills? If you have been able to set aside say six months of your income in a high yield money market account, you will be able to settle some of your bills and relieve some financial pressure while you look for a new job. But if you have always lived from month to month, this may not be an option.


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