Friday, April 26, 2013

EU Contributes ₦193bn To Support Water Supply, Sanitation In Nigeria – Minister

Anambra, Cross River, Jigawa, Kano, Osun and Yobe are the benefitting states.
The European Union, EU, has contributed 94 million Euros (about N184.24 billion) for the implementation of the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) to support water supply and sanitation programmes in Nigeria.
A statement in Abuja on Thursday said the head of the National Planning Commission, Shamsuddeen Usman, said this while signing a financial agreement with the beneficiary states and local governments in Abuja.

OAU Student Escapes Assassination Attempt, Shot Twice By Assassins

Taiwo Pelumi, a student of Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile Ife Osun state is happy to be alive after he escaped an assassination attempt.
According to an eye witness, the Chemical Engineering student was shot twice on the 12th of April by some unknown gunmen off Ede Road in Osun state.
We learnt Taiwo Pelumi was making a phone call beside his car when 2 men suddenly approached him.
He was pushed to the ground and shot twice. A female student of the same school who was walking towards him at the time was kidnapped by the gunmen who eventually stole Taiwo’s car.
Taiwo was immediately rushed to an undisclosed hospital by some Good Samarithans.
“For you all who heard I was shot several times on Friday night that was me and I am still breathing. Thank Almighty God.” – said Taiwo in a Tweet.

South Korea Threatens ‘Grave Measure’ If North Rejects Offer To Talk

South Korea has warned of an unspecified “grave measure” if North Korea rejects talks on Kaesong, a jointly run factory park shuttered for nearly a month.
In a television briefing, Unification Ministry spokesman Kim Hyung-suk refused to describe what Seoul would do if Pyongyang does not respond by Friday to a demand for formal working-level talks on the industrial complex in the town of Kaesong.
But Seoul’s talk of a “grave measure” may be an attempt to signal it will pull out its remaining workers from the complex.
“There is no change on our stance to support the stable operation and improvement” of Kaesong, Kim said on Thursday.

Customs intercept air gun, pellets at Lagos airport

Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command in Lagos on Thursday have intercepted an air soft gun otherwise known as Zinc Alloy Shell G15 pistol and five sachets of pellets from a passenger at the premier airport.
The items were found on the passenger, identified as Mr. Ukeje Joseph, with passport number A04206153, during the inward clearance of Kenya Airways flight KQ532 from Johannesburg in South Africa.
The event occurred during routine examination by the Customs and other relevant agencies at the Lagos Airport on passengers’ luggage.

Serbia President ‘Apologises’ For 1995 Massacre Of 8,000 Muslims

Serbia’s nationalist President Tomislav Nikolic has personally apologised for the first time for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Muslims. “I kneel and ask for forgiveness for Serbia for the crime committed in Srebrenica,” Nikolic said on Thursday in an interview to be aired on Bosnian national television parts of which have been released on You Tube. “I apologise for the crimes committed by any individual in the name of our state and our people,” he said in the interview.
Nikolic’s office confirmed to AFP news agency the authenticity of the statement. Thousands of Bosnians, mostly Muslims, were killed by Serb soldiers during the Balkan War between 1992 and 1996.

WAEC: Three Killed, 200 injured as examination hall collapses

THREE pupils, including a girl, were killed and hundreds injured on Wednesday when a building in which they were writing the West African Examination Council School Certificate examination (WASCE) collapsed on them.
The incident occurred in Alpha Academy, a private secondary school in Mararaba, Donga Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Some 560 candidates were writing the examination in Alpha Academy. Many of them complained of the cracks before the building came down on Wednesday.

Child Abuse: See Photo

An 18 month old boy tied to a stick while the mother washed. This was to prevent him from wandering off. 

R.I.P: Nigeria's Deputy Ambassador to Switzerland, Bashir Musa, dies at 56

Nigeria’s Deputy Ambassador to Switzerland, Mr Bashir Musa, died on Tuesday April 23rd in Bern following a brief illness, according to the News Agency of Nigeria. He was 56. Bashir Musa was appointed ambassador in 2012, and had previously worked at the Nigerian High Commission in London. May his soul rest in peace...a


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