Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Six states to experience two-day blackout – TCN

Six states of the federation will experience power outage on Saturday and Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria has said.
A statement issued by the Assistant General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN, Mr. Dave Ifabiyi, in Abuja on Tuesday, named the states as Abia, Imo, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo and parts of Benue.
According to Ifabiyi, the light out will enable the company’s contractors enhance the capacity of the transmission system that serves the affected areas.

Doctors Must Not Head Hospitals, Health Workers Tell minister

The Joint Health Sector Unions on Tuesday insisted that the headship of public hospitals in the country should not be the exclusive right of medical doctors.
They also faulted the claims by the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, and the Nigerian Medical Association that their recent protest in which they called for the minister’s sack was political and amounted to blackmail.
According to them, their agitation is in line with industrial relations practices worldwide.

Soldiers appeal dismissal over rape

Four dismissed soldiers, who were found guilty of misdemeanour involving rape and extortion by the authorities of the Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army, have appealed to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Azubuike Ihejirika, for clemency.
The leader of the accused soldiers, a 33-year-old Akwa Ibom State-born Corporal, Nse (surname withheld), cried out to the Ihejirika for mercy, saying he was pushed into the act by “the enemy.”
The dismissed corporal, who was the leader of troops deployed to protect an Airtel mast at Wuse zone II, Abuja in December 2012, when the troops committed the crime said he was married and had two children.

Reps move to ban sale of ‘energy’ drinks

The House of Representatives on Tuesday moved to ban the importation and sale of caffeinated drinks, popularly known as ‘energy drinks’, in the country.
It directed its Joint Committee on Health/Commerce to investigate the importation and distribution of the drinks, following a motion sponsored by a member, Mr. Yacoob Bush-Alebiosu.
Bush-Alebiosu said the consumption of the drinks had “life-threatening effects on blood pressure, heart and brain function.”

Buhari’s comments on Emir’s attack reckless – Presidency

The Presidency, on Tuesday, described the comments made by a former Head of State and National Leader of the Congress for Progressive Change, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Saturday’s attack on the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, as “reckless”.
Describing Buhari’s comments also as “opportunistic”, the Presidency warned politicians, especially members of the opposition, not to use the attack to make cheap political statements.
It also noted that the comments by Buhari and that of the Nigeria Labour Congress were “irresponsible”.

Man Stabs Ex-Girl Friend To Death For Dumping Him

The Aleato family has been thrown into sorrow following the murder of their 26-year-old daughter, Onyinyechukwu, last Saturday by her ex-boyfriend in Lagos.
The deceased, a sales girl at Alaba International market, Ojo, was reportedly trailed by her ex-boyfriend, Osita Amanunwa from her Iba new site abode, to Ajangbadi area of Lagos, where she had gone to visit a friend.
Crime Alert gathered that the late Onyin, as she was fondly called, sat outside her host’s compound, exchanging banters, without the slightest inkling that death lurked at the corner.


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