Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The death toll of the Lagos robberies which occurred in various parts of the state on Saturday and Sunday, has risen to nine after it was reported at Ajah Police Division that a mother of two, Badejoko Akinrujomu, was killed by one of the robbers. According to a friend of the deceased, the robbers had while attacking Akinrujomu’s home on Sunday night, tied up all the occupants of the house.
There are strong indications that President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, have begun fresh moves to seize the control of the party in the South-West from former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Investigations on Tuesday also showed that the moves were to ensure that Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola did not return as the PDP National Secretary.
Oyinlola, a political protegee of Obasanjo and former Osun State governor was on Monday directed to step down by Tukur. The action was viewed by political observers as part of the strategies by the President and his team to whittle down the former President’s influence, especially in the South-West PDP.
The three leading opposition political parties, the Action Congress of Nigeria, Congress for Progressive Change and the All Nigeria Peoples Party, on Tuesday said their plan to merge was to save the country from collapse.Their leaders spoke in Abuja at the presentation of Manifesto of a Nigerian Opposition Politics, written by a civil rights activist, Mr. Salihu Lukman. According to the ACN National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, all progressives must unite in order to send the ruling Peoples Democratic Party out of power in 2015.
A buxom 14st woman faces manslaughter charges after allegedly smothering her lover with her bréasts during a drunken row inside a mobile home. Donna Lange, 51, from Everett, Washington, is reported to have thrown herself down on top of her boyfriend at midday on Saturday. Police arrived at the scene following reports of shouting coming from inside the mobile home and found Lange lying on top of her boyfriend, 51, who weighed a stone less than her.
One of the wives of music icon King Sunny Ade, Hon Risikat Ajoke Adeniyi Adegeye is back in the Lagos House of Assembly, not as a lawmaker, but as one of commissioners representing Badagry in the newly constituted Lagos House of Assembly Service Commission. Mrs Adegeye was a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly from 2007-2011, representing Amuwo Odofin area of the State.
On Thursday, January 10, 2013, the Nigerian Police authorities launched a new code of conduct for the Force. The policy which the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Abubakar, referred to as an article of faith is meant to instill discipline and ethics in the officers and men of the Force. According to the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba, “The Code contains standard policing rules as well as contemporary international best practices in law enforcement as available in various United Nations Conventions, the Nigeria constitution, Police Act and Regulations and other domestic statutes. It is intended to be used by police officers in determining what is right and proper in all their actions.”
If you look through the questions posed by Aramide on the left hand side (question and answer column), you will appreciate the pains entrepreneurs go through in the day-to-day running of their businesses. Beyond her questions which have been attempted, we shall look further on fundamental issues business operators must get right in order for them to minimise loss and get their businesses out of the danger zone as fast as possible.
The Medical Director, Medical Art Centre, Lagos, Prof. Oladapo Ashiru, has warned that excess consumption of meat could reduce life expectancy. Ashiru, who spoke at the Vanguard Allure Wellness Seminar in Lagos on Friday, said though meat is a rich source of protein, too much of it in a diet pose long term cardiovascular risks.He noted that excess consumption of meat was associated with declining kidney function and gout as well as increased risks of heart disease and cancer.According to him, patients treating the aforementioned diseases must reduce their intake of meat.
Medical personnel have raised the alarm that young people in their 30s now die daily of hypertension, a disease often described as a silent killer, BUKOLA ADEBAYO writes.Before now, hypertension usually signposted by high blood pressure, was not too common among the young. But physicians in the nation’s hospitals said that young Nigerians in their 30s and 40s are now becoming the victims of the deadly disease. This, they said, was due to ignorance and poor management of the ailment.
Mrs. Rose Chinyere Uzoma, the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), was today Tuesday 15th January retired from the service following the controversy that trailed the recruitment exercise of the agency.
A letter conveying her retirement was signed by the Minister of Interior and Chairman of CDFIPB, Comrade Abba Moro. Mrs Uzoma will be temporarily replaced by her deputy, Mr. Rilwan Bala Musa, pending when the agency gets a new Comptroller General.