Some of you asked for their photos, well here they are. These are the photos of the two Nigerian Air Force pilots who lost their lives after the fighter jet they were flying crashed in Niger yesterday Monday May 6th. They are Flt Lt Benjamin Bem Ado and Flg Offr Ayuba Joad Layelmenson. May they RIP! Amen.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A nursing mother with a baby strapped in her back was knocked down by an ambulance attached to the Kogi State Government House on Sunday. National Mirror learnt that the victim was on a commercial motorcycle when the ambulance hit \ them from the rear. She died on the spot, while the three-month-old baby in her back miraculously survived the crash.
Eye witnesses said the woman was returning from the church when the incident occurred.
Russia is due to present over 200 prospective products at the International Defence Industry Fair-2013 (IDEF) in Istanbul on the 7th through the 10th of this month. Experts believe that the highlight of the exhibition is the Russian-made BMPT (Tank Support Fighting Vehicle), also known as the Terminator. It effectively protects tanks against anti-tank arms and boasts weapon systems to fight enemy personnel. The fighting vehicle is unparalleled anywhere in the world. Russia will also exhibit perfect multifunction helicopters, says an official of the Rosoboronexport Company, Alexei Ventslovsky, and elaborates.
"The Rosoboronexport stand, Alexei Ventslovsky says, will display the Ka-52 attack reconnaissance helicopter, the Mi-171Sh multipurpose military transport helicopter, the Mi-28NE combat helicopter, the Mi-35M combat transport helicopter, the Ansat and Ka-226T light multipurpose helicopters and other vehicles that are in big demand on the global market".
The president Nigerian Union of Journalist Mr. Garba Mohammed, speaking on the press freedom in Nigeria today said that what the government has accommodated in terms of analysis in most media houses cannot be accommodated in some countries in Africa, so Nigeria has gone far in achieving expression of speech.
While speaking on Channels Television’s Breakfast Show Sunrise Daily, he stated that Nigeria can’t be compared to Somalia because on a regular basis journalists are assaulted in Somalia, he said a committee will be set up to verify these claims.
He added that being in a democratic system journalists have not been killed while performing their duties, except during insurgencies
Nigeria could enrol 2.4 million of its children into school, findings from UNESCO show, as the country continues to lag behind in education with a Nigerian child among every five out-of-school children in the world.
The findings from UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report show that Nigeria could raise nearly half a billion dollars per year for education if 20 percent of its oil revenue was invested in the sector.
The Lagos State House of Assembly has warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against making inciting statements that could best be described as an attempt to witch-hunt the administration of Governor Babatunde Fashola.
The House made this point while condemning the call by the Lagos State Chairman of the PDP, Chief Tunji Shelle, on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe Governor Fashola.
A Nigerian Federal High Court on Tuesday in Abuja fixed June 17 to commence hearing of a suit brought against the Senate Minority Leader, Senator George Akume, over alleged certificate forgery.
Phillip Agbese, an indigene of Benue, instituted the suit against Akume, a former governor of Benue.
He alleged that the academic credentials used by Akume to secure governorship position in Benue were forged.
CAPE TOWN (AFP) – Leaders from continental powerhouses South Africa and Nigeria pledged to create an alliance “to make Africa great” Tuesday, signing a slew of bilateral deals to renew often strained relations.
South African President Jacob Zuma rolled out a red carpet for his counterpart Goodluck Jonathan, in what was hailed as a landmark visit to overcome simmering regional rivalries.
“My presence here today signals a spirit of renewal of our partnership. Together, we will make Africa great,” Jonathan told South African lawmakers after ministers signed nine pacts covering oil and gas, power, defence and communication.
Boko Haram gunmen killed 22 police officers, 14 prison officials, two soldiers and four civilians, while 13 of the group’s own members died the spokesman for the military Joint Task Force (JTF), Sagir Musa said.
Gunmen freed 105 prison members during the raid, which began at around 5am and lasted almost five hours, Mr Musa said.
A woman was sentenced to life in prison after beating and super gluing her daughter’s hands after having difficulties with potty training.
The Dallas woman who abused her 2-year-old daughter also beat the girl so badly that she suffered bleeding in her brain, a doctor said Monday during the sentencing hearing of the mother.
Elizabeth Escalona is going to spend life in prison after pleading guilty in to attacking her daughter, Jocelyn Cedillo, in September. Police say the 23-year-old mother attacked the girl due to potty training problems.
The relationship between D’banj and rapper Olamide is getting stronger by the day.
The pair have now taken their friendship to Atlanta, US, amidst growing rumours that Olamide may be considering signing to D’Banj’s DB Records
We gathered that they traveled over the weekend to Houston for a Monday, May 5 ‘The Wipe Out‘ concert featuring Ikechukwu, Naeto C, Sinzu and others. The concert was however cancelled with promoters promising it will hold on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Olamide and D’banj.
D’banj’s hype man Special Ed who was in Miami is also now in Houston hanging with the crew.
Pop singer Dontom the putuputu n’ofe, My Wifey crooner, was in the early hours of today robbed by armed robbers in Paris. Dontom who is seriously making waves in France and other franco_fone countries, was in Paris preparing for his show in the Lierge city In Belgium, when he was Robbed. The armed bandits made away with the Bag he’s carrying which contains all his Valuable documents.Speaking with him, He said he was preparing to Drop a single which will Premier on an african station in france, and also will Hit all the Blogs, ThankGod he’s Life was spared, In the process…
According to SITE intelligence group, a new magazine published under the title 'Azan' first became available online as a PDF file on May 5. The first issue of the controversial magazine contains 80 pages of highly radical materials including an elaborate appeal to Muslims of the world to form a mass movement which could develop novel methods and technology to debilitate US drone operations in the Middle East.
Allegedly, the new editorial is set up by radical Islamists in Afghanistan and Pakistan and calls the global Muslim community to fulfill the 'sacred duty' of the Ummah through providing assistance to their "Muslim brothers and sisters" in their efforts to overthrow the hegemonic regimes of the West.