President Jonathan celebrated Super Eagles AFCON victory with other Nigerians in London this evening
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The Nollywood actor and former Gulder Ultimate Search host has been appointed Senior Special Adviser on Creative Media to Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi. He got his appointment letter yesterday Friday February 8th.
Here's an article I found online a few days ago. Might be useful info for some of us. See it below...
Yet another study confirms what people have been saying for ages: Stop drinking diet soda. Like, right now. Drinking just one 12-ounce can of an artificially sweetened fizzy drink per week can increase your risk of Type 2 diabetes by 33 percent, French researchers found, and given that most people don't stop at a single weekly serving, your real risk for diabetes could actually be much higher.
In Nigeria, you're either somebody or nobody? Please read the article and tell us what you think. Written by journalist and author Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
In America, all men are believed to be created equal and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. But Nigerians are brought up to believe that our society consists of higher and lesser beings. Some are born to own and enjoy, while others are born to toil and endure.
The earliest indoctrination many of us have to this mind-set happens at home. Throughout my childhood, “househelps” – usually teenagers from poor families – came to live with my family, sometimes up to three or four of them at a time. In exchange for scrubbing, laundering, cooking, baby-sitting and everything else that brawn could accomplish, either they were sent to school, or their parents were sent regular cash.
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President Jonathan and his team reacted swiftly to the victory of Super Eagles, posting this short, but emotional letter on Facebook:
"I am overjoyed at the stunning victory of the Super Eagles which has seen Nigeria emerge as the champions of the African Cup of Nations, 2013.
"Well done Patriots, you have done Nigeria proud.
"2013 is obviously the year of Nigeria.
There appears no respite yet for federal pensioners, as about 98 per cent of them have been reportedly denied monthly stipends for three months. The Lagos State Coordinator, Federal Concerned Pensioners, Mr. David Adodo, stated this in interview with our correspondent in Lagos. He said the affected pensioners had either been seriously underpaid, or totally denied their pensions since November last year.
This is coming barely a week after about 50 federal pensioners in Abuja protested against what they described as unholy manner with which the OHCSF was interfering in their pensions.
A female undergraduate identified as Maria from a popular university in the Niger Delta region was yesterday given 36 strokes of cane for allegedly stealing a bowl of tomato seed at the popular Ogbeogonogo Market in Asaba, Delta State.
Eyewitnesses said the lady, who was accompanied by one of her class mates to the market to buy seed tomato in preparation for her birthday celebration today, was allegedly caught while taking the bowl away without payment.
LEADERSHIP SUNDAY gathered that the suspect had excused her friend on the spot to buy other things for the birthday when she unsuspectingly picked the bowl of the tomato out and after a period of time of search by the seller, she was found with the missing bowl.
The most horrific thing that could happen to a parent is falling asleep on a child and crushing it to death. Authorities say an 8-month-old baby died after being seated in a chair with his father at his home in Anderson County. Coroner Don McCown said that the father apparently fell asleep in a chair with the child on Friday night at the family home. McCown also said that the child fell asleep while embedded between his father and the arm chair. The boy suffered a cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at a hospital after paramedics tried to revive him. McCown says the father told authorities that he was tired while working to find a new job. Authorities say this is the death of the seventh child in Anderson County so far this year
Reports reaching us say soldiers apprehended seven suicide bombers in Kaura local government area of Kaduna State today.
According to a competent source, the bombers are from Kano State and were heading to Nasarawa State. Allegedly, six of the bombers are male while the seventh is a female.
More details later.
Barely one week after the discovery of illegal cement factory at Zango in Ogaminana in Adavi local government area of Kogi state, another illegal cement factory has been discovered by the police command in Aku village along Lokoja-Okene road.
The factory which was located in the bush about 600 meters from main road is being used for repackaging of adulterated cement.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria this evening defeated Stallions of Burkina Faso 1-0 at the National Stadium in Johannesburg to win the 29th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations hosted by South Africa. Goal from Sunday Mba in the 39th minute saw Nigeria lift the coveted prize.
Reports we are monitoring indicate that three Korean doctors quartered at T Junction area, Potiskum LGA of Yobe state, were early hours of Sunday slaughtered in their house by armed men.
Confirming the unfortunate incident, Yobe state Police Commissioner, Sanusi A.Rufai said: “It is true. The three doctors were slaughtered while sleeping in their house.”
The reports state that the assassins jumped into the doctors’ house at around 1:30am, while a curfew was supposed to be in effect, and over-powered them before slitting their throats.Sources from the hospital said that all of them were male doctors on contract handling Ear, Nose and Throat, Gynecology and Acupuncture cases at Potiskum General Hospital. “Their copses have been conveyed to Federal Medical Center, Azare,” Rufai said. No group has claimed responsibility yet for this recent attack even as Yobe state has been known to be a hot-bed of Boko Haram activities.
Enugu State Police Command has said sixteen people are on its wanted list following the murder of a rights activist and politician, Ozioko Christopher Ejike Onah, aka Papa Nsukka, last week at his residence in Agbani- Nguru, in Nsukka Local Government Area of the state.
Sources said those being sought by the police participated in the murder of Onah.
The Agbani Nguru community paid a solidarity visit to Nsukka Divional Police Officer, DPO, James Nwokolo, to assure him that they were solidly behind the police in their efforts to get to the root of circumstances surrounding the murder.
The Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, has reacted to the possibility of governors elected under the platform of the PDP decamping to the newly formed All Progressive Congress.
As the race towards 2015 gains momentum, coupled with the crisis rocking the ruling party and uncertainty over whether President Goodluck Jonathan will throw his hat in the ring, there are speculations that PDP governors will jump ship in their bid to stop the president.
Nigerian Army authorities have put a retired Major General under close watch after allegations of nepotism levelled against the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika surfaced in the media.
Also being closely monitored are a few of the accomplices of the general, who are strongly suspected to have aided him in whipping up ethnic sentiments in the army.
The general was said to have served in the army for the mandatory 35 years but was retired compulsorily during the last retirement exercise involving some 51 top officers of the army.
President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the killing of nine health workers by gunmen in Kano state on Friday. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President promised that the death of the health workers would not be in vain as his government would intensify efforts to eradicate polio in the country.
Eighteen jailed activists began a hunger strike today (Saturday) to protest the delay in the Appeal Court hearing for cases on cyber law violations as well as their appeal not being taken up so far by the Supreme Court.
“We have been requesting the court to hear another case against some of the activists, who are already serving six-month terms for wrongful gathering,” Esmail Al Muqabali, who is serving an 18-month prison term for insulting the Sultan and violating cyber laws, told Gulf News over the phone from Sumayil Central Prison.
A South African man has become the first person in the world to be convicted of killing a great white shark after he hooked one while fishing from the shore.
Leon Bekker, of George, Western Cape, pleaded guilty to contravention of the Marine Living Resources Act which includes attempting to kill, disturb or be in possession of a white shark without a permit. Bekker pointed out that he had no idea at first that he’d hooked a great white shark but he pleaded guilty so as not to waste the court’s time.
Following the sighting of a branded Honda saloon car popularly called ‘End-of-Discussion’ with a Lamido/Amaechi 2015 picture on the ever-busy Muhammadu Buhari Way (formerly Wharf Road), Kaduna, on Thursday, which led to speculations that indeed, Lamido, the governor of Jigawa state is nursing a presidential ambition, his spokesperson, Alhaji Umar Kyari, has said it is too early for anyone to link his boss with the 2015 presidential poll.
He said, “We are just in the first quarter of 2013 and people are already talking about 2015.
“His Excellency, the governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, is in Jigawa, concentrating on repairing the damage done to our state by the previous administration.
The University Of Lagos (UNILAG) today at a convocation for its 2011/2012 graduating students marked 50 years of its existence.
At the event, the staff, alumni and friends event of the institution proudly expressed confident that the institution will continue with its name unchanged.
Last year, President Goodluck Jonathan tried to rename it Moshood Abiola University, a move that was resolutely opposed nationwide.
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has a new president. He is Rev. Felix Omobude.
Omobude’s was announced as the successor to Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), on Friday at the end of the PFN’s 12th National Biennial Conference held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
Oritsejafor, who held the position for three years, appealed to members of the pentecostal body to give Omobude the maximum support to enable him succeed to “shepherd the flock’’.
The outgoing PFN president urged the church leaders to expunge corruption from the church to keep the church pure.
Prior to his elevation, Omobude was the General Superintendent of New Covenant Church in Benin City, Edo.
Police officers, Friday night, successfully repelled an attack by suspected terrorists on Minjibir Divisional station, 32km east of Kano city.
We were told by security sources that the assailants, numbering over 30, stormed the station at about 8.30pm on motorcycles and tricycles and launched an offensive on the station.
The sources stated that the officers on duty responded gallantly in the ensuing firefight that lasted 45 minutes, as the windscreen of parked police vehicles and windows adorning the building were shattered.
Vanguard gathered that although, there were no casualties, two fleeing suspects were arrested.