Friday, February 22, 2013

SHORT OF WORDS: 50% Of Students In Kaduna Hold Classes Under Trees - Official

About 50 per cent of primary and secondary schools students in Kaduna State take their classes under trees and other open spaces, a senior official with the state ministry of education has disclosed.
According to the officer who did not want his name in print, an assessment carried out by a non governmental organisation shows that 32.0 per cent of primary schools pupils in Kaduna State have their classes in the open air.

Tonto Dikeh’s Fans Fear For Her Health

Tonto Dikeh who made her début in Nollywood few years back is naturally fair in complexion.
But despite this, the controversial actress has gone ahead to tone her skin in a manner that makes her to  look like  a ‘weird beauty.’
Her fans are expressing fear that the actress whose green veins have become so obvious through her now thin-layered skin, may soon break down with a skin disease.

23-Yr-Old Strípper Exposés Bréast To Increase Twitter Fans (Photo)

23-year-old Chelsea Ferguson has amassed over a grand 351,000 followers on twitter by showing off her bóobs on the social networking site.
She had first promised to carry out the act if she could reach 1,000 followers and since then the number has taken flight.

Chelsea, who was working at a stríp joint in Leeds, now gets bookings to appear at bars and nightclubs up and down the country.
She said: "In the space of two or three months everything just spiralled.

Press Release: EFCC Arraigns Seven Internet Fraudsters

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned Seven internet fraudsters: Philip Agbodobri (alias Daniel Karlssom) Peter Sunday (alias Richmon), Nnamdi Obinna, Amegor Ovenseri, Eloghosa Ocikiabor (alias Kristopher Kole), Osagie Aghedo Bliss, Idehen Obabueki Bleek before Justice P.I Ajoku of the Federal High Court 2, Benin on separate charges bordering on conspiracy to commit felony to wit: obtaining money under false pretences, respectively.

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Laspotech student allegedly beaten to death by boyfriend

Culled from PM News
A part-time Business Administration Student of Lagos State Polytechnic, Miss Olayinde Bournes, 22,  (pictured above) has allegedly been beaten to death by her boyfriend, Abuchi Cyril.
The incident happened yesterday Thursday February 21 at Shorinmade Street, Aguda-Ogba area of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.
According to Miss Titilayo Fagbamila, friend of the deceased girl, she always complained to her that her boyfriend, Abuchi always beat her at the slightest provocation.
She said that on Thursday when the tragedy occurred, Abuchi invited Olayinde to his house along Shorinmade Street, to see his travel documents. Titilayo said nobody knew what happened when the lovers were together but it is believed that they had a misunderstanding which may have led to a fight.
Read more after the Break...

The Blade Runner: Murder suspect, Oscar Pistorius, granted bail

The blade runner was granted bail by a South African court this afternoon after a judge ruled he was not a flight risk. He will be free to go home until the start of his trial for shooting dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Thursday February 14th. His bail was set at one million rand, with one hundred thousand rand paid immediately. He's also not allowed to drink alcohol or return to the home were he killed Reeva. Bail conditions include a ban on leaving Pretoria. The next hearing in the case has been set for 4 June. Wow!!!

Nigeria To The Rescue!

A courtesy visit to sister publications Mmegi and The Monitor by the Nigerian High Commissioner to Botswana this 
week revealed that Botswana can source oil from the West African giant on concessionary terms, writes DOUGLAS TSIAKO

Nigeria can take all of Botswana's cattle, the High Commissioner of Nigeria to Botswana, Charles Cocodia, said when he paid a courtesy call on Dikgang Publishing Company, the publishers of Mmegi and The Monitor newspapers, on Tuesday this week.
Ambassador Cocodia, who was accompanied by his Second Secretary, Ibrahim Yusuf, was received by the Editor of The Monitor, Kagiso Sekokonyane, and the News Editor of both newspapers, Douglas Tsiako, standing in for the Editor of Mmegi, Tshireletso Motlogelwa, who was attending to other matters.

Armed group kills 10 in central Nigeria - official

Feb 22 (Reuters) - Armed men shot or hacked to death 10 people in a village in central Nigeria's Plateau state, a government official and witness said on Friday, in a region with a long history of ethnic violence.
Men carrying rifles and machetes stormed Kogom village on Thursday afternoon, killing six adults and four children, said Habila Musa, who witnessed the attack. He said some of the killers were dressed in military uniform.

1-Nestle Nigeria to triple sales to $2.2 bln over 10 yrs

* To invest around 10 bln naira per year
* Investment to help sales grow
* Shares up over 30 pct this year (Adds detail)
By Chijioke Ohuocha
LAGOS, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Nestle Nigeria aims to triple its sales in Africa's most populous nation to 350 billion naira ($2.2 bln) in 10 years as the consumer market for food and cereal booms.
The local unit of Swiss company Nestle SA, the world's biggest food group, will invest 100 billion naira ($635 mln) over the same period to achieve its sales target, chief financial officer Martin Kruegel told Reuters on Friday.

Nigeria Signs Power-Company Sales Pacts With Siemens, Transcorp

Nigeria signed deals for the sale of 15 state power companies to buyers including Siemens AG (SIE), Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEP) and Transnational Corp. of Nigeria Plc, the West African nation’s privatization agency said.
The buyers now have 15 days to pay 25 percent of the amounts they bid, the Abuja-based Bureau of Public Enterprises said today in an e-mailed statement. The Nigerian government sold 10 power distributors and five generation companies in September and October. Full payment is due within 90 days.

PHOTOS: Prayer Session Held In Memory Of Goldie Harvey

Exactly one week after singer, Goldie died a candlelight ceremony was held in her memory by her close friends and associates yesterday, 22 Feb 2013.

Hip-hop artiste and Nigeria’s representative at the last Big Brother Africa Star Game reality show, Goldie passed away on Thursday night shortly after she returned from the US where she attended the Grammy Awards on Sunday.
The musician who is famous for her sense of style, died at Reddington Hospital, in Victoria Island, Lagos. She was said to have been rushed to the hospital after she complained of a migraine and then gave up the ghost in the hands of her friend and Channel O Veejay; Denrele Edun, who was in the hospital with her.

Iran denies allegations of organizing spy cell in Nigeria

Culled From Reuters - 
Iran denied on Friday Nigerian allegations that it had trained militants arrested in Nigeria on charges of planning attacks on U.S. and Israeli targets there.
Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said such allegations were "made up as the result of the ill will of the enemies of the two countries' good relations", Iranian state television reported.
"Iran and Nigeria have friendly and close relations and despite the vast efforts of the two countries' enemies in recent years relations and cooperations have always improved," he said.

Pastor Turns Magician: 4-Month Pregnancy Instantly Disappears As Prophet Performs Miracle Abortion During Service

In an unprecedented move, Kingdom Embassy founder Prophet Passion Java allegedly performed an abortion miracle when he prayed for a four months pregnant woman and the pregnancy disappeared.
The miracle was said to have been performed last Saturday at the corner of Leopold Takawira Street and Kwame Nkrumah Avenue where the youthful prophet conducts his church services.
A local tabloid reports that its news crew did not witness the miracle as it arrived a few minutes later. However the congregation was still celebrating the abortion miracle and the unidentified woman was lying prostrate on the floor. In the same service, other congregants claimed to have received miracle money. When the lady was given time to share her testimony she had tears of joy.

Incredible: 4-year-old girl saves 2-year-old sister after Car accident kills their mother

A 4-year-old Oregon girl pulled her toddler sister from a car wreck that killed their mother and then huddled with her under a blanket in frigid temperatures until they were saved hours later by two passersby, police said.
Jessica Rath, 26, of Astoria, was driving with her two little girls to pick up her fisherman husband from a port late Tuesday night when she fell asleep at the wheel and barreled head-on into a tree, local police said.
Rath was killed instantly. Her daughters survived, but the 2-year-old, Lylah, was severely injured, according to local reports.

woman charged after allegedly threatening mass shooting in University

A 19-year-old Connecticut woman who prosecutors say threatened a Sandy Hook-style shooting at a community college — allegedly wanting to “one-up” gunman Adam Lanza — faces federal charges.
Amanda Bowden of East Haven was arraigned Wednesday in state Superior Court on a charge of one count of false information and hoaxes, the U.S. Attorney’s office said.  “As alleged, this defendant made a series of threats that described in great detail her intention to carry out a suicidal mass murder at a community college in New Haven,” U.S. Attorney David Fein said in a statement. “All threats of this nature will be viewed as serious by this office and prosecuted to the full extent of federal law.”

Who wants to have s*x when they’ve made love- Nse Etim's Sister Defends Her

Who wants to have s*x when they’ve made love? I don’t. My sister who got married on Thursday, the 14th didn’t want to either… Get your minds out of the gutter lol. It’s about settling or not settling as the case may be. My sister waited 21 years to marry the one good man she had met in her teenage years.

Lagos State Speaker, Kuforiji in Alleged Adulterous Scandal

Lagos Steta speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji had more than what he bargained for last week when he was highly embarrassed by a hubby of a staffer at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Ogundele.  Sources said the husband of the woman, said to be a member of the protocol team, accused the Lagos speaker of having an ‘extra marital affair’ with his wife, Mrs. Ogundele He was said to have stormed the speaker’s office and demanded the number three citizen of Lagos state stay off his heartthrob.

List Of Highest Paid Nigerian Footballers In 2012

Nigerian footballers sure do not earn the sort of money some of their colleagues from other African countries like Ivory Coast (Didier Drogab, Yaya Toure), Cameroun (Samuel Eto) take home. However, that some of them earn quite impressive sums of money is very obvious.
Enter the List:
The fortunes of Nigeria’s footballers in various football leagues across the world may be dwindling as very few are able to land lucrative deals at prestigious clubs unlike their counterparts from South America and some African countries like Ghana, Ivory Coast (where Yaya Toure and Didier Drogba pull in enviable amounts as wages).

PHOTOS: Patience Jonathan And Protest Against Wole Soyinka Over N4bn Building Scandal

Some "Nigerian Women" rented by Nigeria's first lady and the minister of the FCT Bala Muhmammed were out early yesterday morning on the streets of Abuja for a "staged demonstration" in support of the minister's plan to build a N4 billion mission building for the first lady's pet project.
The women, youths and physically challenged protesters were all carrying placards supposedly written for them abusing Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka. Some of the placards read: "Educated illiterate", "Soyinka: Grammar King without sense", "Abuja has come to stay ".

Cultural diversification in Nigeria: A blessing or a Curse?

Even in the record of Nigeria, one may come to terms with the editor that it was the traditional or racial differences which propelled polarize beliefs that made indirect rule at the same time as the colonial era to be profitable in the north and success-less in the south

Cultural difference is a phrase mainly used in narrating a society with folks of different cultural roots which manifest in their languages, mode of dressing, arts, as well as other traditional practices which are either similar or in another way different from each group. Such traditional practices are highly valued and held with great adoration among common people of an ethnic congregate.

Photos from the opening ceremony of Eko Atlantic City

Former US president Bill Clinton, President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Fashola, Bola Tinubu and many top dignitaries attended the opening ceremony of the first phase of the Eko Atlantic City which held in Lagos yesterday.  Eko Atlantic City is a new city born from the Atlantic Ocean in Lagos. The new 5-million-square-metre city, is to be the first modern smart city in Africa to be built on reclaimed land from the Atlantic Ocean. See more photos from the dedication after the Break...

Nigeria combs border areas for kidnapped French family

MAIDUGURI (AFP) – Nigerian security forces searched the country’s northeast along the border with Cameroon on Thursday in a bid to free a French family kidnapped earlier this week, officials said.
“Intelligence reports have shown that the abductors may be holding their victims … around the Dikwa area,” a security official in the region said on condition of anonymity.
“But I must tell you we haven’t got the exact location. Our men and other sister security agencies, especially our colleagues in the immigration service, are already on operation and we have the strictest instruction to carry out the operation with caution.”

Nigerians’ll soon enjoy regular electricity supply – Elumelu

The Chief Executive Officer, Transcorp/Woodrock, the consortium that won the bid for Ugheli Power Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu, on Thursday said with the signing of transaction and industry agreements for the Power Holding Company of Nigeria’s successor companies, the stage was set for the citizens to enjoy uninterrupted power supply.
Elumelu spoke with State House correspondents shortly after his firm, which emerged the preferred bidder for the Ugheli plant, signed a Power Purchase Agreement with the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company Plc.
The NBET signed similar agreements with five other firms in respect to Geregu Power Plc, Sapele Power Plc, Kainji Hydro Electric Plc, Shiroro Hydro Electric Plc and Egbin Power Plc.

ON POINT: Spiritual, Mental Slavery Still Exist In Nigeria —Soyinka

NOBEL Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has observed that mental and spiritual slavery still exist in some parts of the world, including Nigeria, as some religious leaders are determined to enslave others rather than preach the gospel that appeal through the minds.
Soyinka made the observation in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Thursday, at the public presentation of a book ‘’He Dared: The story of Okuku Udo Akpabio, the Great Colonial African Ruler,” written by Offonmbuck Akpabio, held at the Le’Meridien Ibom Hotels and Golf Resort.

SSS Uncovers Iranian Terror Cell In Lagos

The State Security Service said in Abuja on Wednesday that it had uncovered a terror network, coordinated by Iranians, in Lagos.

The SSS said this while parading a leader of an Islamic sect, Abdullahi Berende, and two others said to be operators of the Iranian terror cell gathering information about Israelis and Americans living in Nigeria.

Paraded alongside 50-year-old Berende were Sulaiman Saka and Saheed Adewunmi. The three were said to be working for Iranian terrorists planning to attack Americans and Israelis in the country.
A third suspect, Bunyamin Yusuf, is said to be at large.

Berende who is said to be a leader of the Shi’a Islamic sect in Ilorin, Kwara State, told journalists that he was employed by “people who were ready to capitalise on my weakness,” though he denied being part of a terrorist network.


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