Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Covenant University student, Ndubuisi Brown, drowns

 The initial report I got from a few of his friends was that he committed suicide over the weekend but that has been refuted by other students of Covenant University where Ndubuisi Brown was a student. They all say he drowned at Elegushi or Takwa Bay Beach over the weekend.
Ndubuisi was a student of Economics and Development Studies of Covenant University and was a budding photographer. May his soul rest in peace. Ase.... Continue reading After The Break.

Mortein Leads Renewed Effort to Kick Out Malaria

Malaria remains the number one cause of deaths in Nigeria, ahead of the most dreaded diseases such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), stroke, coronary heart disease and diabetes. According to available statistics, children under five years and pregnant women are reported to be the most vulnerable to death from malaria, accounting for 85 per cent of all malaria deaths across the world.

Just In: Ex-Gov Of Borno State Mustapha Amin Dies

Elder statesmen and former governor of Borno State, Group Capt. Mustapha Amin (rtd.) is dead.He died on Wednesday morning in Kaduna State. LEADERSHIP gathered that funeral prayers for the late Amin will hold this afternoon at Sultan Bello Mosque, Kaduna.
The late Amin was the first governor of Borno State; he served from March 1976 to July 1978 during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo.

SSS Parades Suspect Allegedly Hired by Governor Akpabio's Loyalists To ‘Kill’ Senator Etok

The State Security Service (SSS) today paraded a suspect, ex-militant Adelola Tamunotonye Olaore, alias "General Africa" over a plot to assassinate and extort money from Senator Aloysius Etok in Abuja.
 Senator Etok is the man that Governor Goodswill Akpabio openly admitted having rigged into office, although the Senator has said his election was transparent. 
But Senator Etok also occupies the Ikot Ekpene Senatorial Seat, the same seat that the governor covets in 2015 when he cannot run for a third term, giving the impression it is merely being held in trust for him. 

Police Rescue 2 Men From Being Set Ablaze By Commercial Motorcyclists

Policemen from Karu Abattoir outpost in Abuja on Tuesday rescued two men, accused of stealing motorcycles, from being set ablaze by an angry mob at the Old Karu Road.
A source at the police outpost, who pleaded for anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the policemen got a distress call that motorcycle thieves had been caught.“On our arrival at the place, we saw people putting together disused tyres and petrol to burn the alleged thieves.
“We had to fire several shots into the air to disperse the mob, after which we brought them to the office.“Before our arrival, the mob had vented their anger on the two young men, with their blood splattered all over them.“They would have been killed but for our intervention,” he said.

Just In: EFCC Arrests Former Bayelsa Governor; Timipre Sylva In Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday arrested the former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva.
A statement signed by EFCC’s Acting Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said the former governor was “picked up at his Abuja home, at No. 3, Niger Street, Maitama” by the EFCC officials who stormed the former governor’s home at about 10.00 am.  According to the statement, the embattled governor was discovered in the house where he was “hiding in a dingy corner in the upper chamber of his expansive mansion.”

Blackberry faces ban in Nigeria

Blackberry services could be at risk of being banned in the country as a new regulation by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, will run counter to the technical operating standards of the phone’s distinct network.
National Mirror exclusively gathered yesterday that the telecoms regulator was working on a regulation, which would make it mandatory for any licensee in the nation’s telecoms market to provide access to its communications facilities for necessary interception by the law enforcement agencies.
To be called ‘Lawful interception of communications regulations”, the regulation, which is currently at the draft stage, is based on the need to provide a legal and regulatory framework for the lawful interception of communications in Nigeria and the collection and disclosure of intercepted communication.

Love Is Sweet: See Rihanna Popping A Pimple On Chris Brown's Face

Lovely !!!

Amaechi: Impeachment Plot Thickens

The political war between President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State gets worse by the day. Analysts observing the drama came out with the scenario of a pincer attack on the Governor.

On the first flank is what they see as an attempt to create anarchy, capable of leading to the declaration of a state of emergency and, finally, Amaechi’s removal. Political pundits also see a plot to cast him in the mould of a less-than-upright political figure, a state of affairs that may make him the subject of probe and possible impeachment by a state House of Assembly that would have been drained of his loyalists.

VIDEO: Students Protest Non Release Of Their Jamb Results

Students have complained that the biometric verification was not properly done by JAMB officers and has resulted in not being able to view results. Many have taken to twitter & facebook to voice their complaints.

 A student had complained that she didn’t get scanned before the examination, and was told by JAMB examination officers not to worry about it. Now that the result is out she cant log in to the website to view her results.  It is reported that about 68,000 results have been withheld for one reason or another, but this number is not confirmed.  The JAMB results have been particularly lower this year with mean scores much lower that the average.  See video of protest that took place in Edo State.

Watch Video After The Break...

Reps begin ratification of Bakassi, other treaties

ABUJA—The House of Representatives, yesterday, initiated the process of ratification of treaties and agreements reached with international bodies by Ministries, Departments and Agencies  (MDAs) of the Federal Government.
According to the legislators, the United Nations (UN) records showed that Nigeria had entered into about 400 treaties, agreements and protocols while local records showed that  Nigeria is a party to over 200 treaties, agreements and protocols.

Reps, Governor Demand Arrest of Asari-Dokubo For Treason

The House of Representatives on Tuesday demanded the arrest of Niger Delta activist, Mujahideen Asari-Dokubo for asserting that there would be mayhem in the country if President Goodluck Jonathan is not allowed to continue in office in 2015.

Niger Delta activist, Mujahideen Asari-Dokubo
Another Niger Delta leader, Kingsley Kuku, who had earlier been quoted to have made a similar remark, said that he was quoted out of context.

The House of Representatives ordered the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar to arrest Mr Dokubo-Asari for questioning.

3 dead, several injured after ship crashes into control tower in Italian port of Genoa

At least three people have died and several are missing after a ship crashed into a control tower in the Italian port of Genoa, reports say.
Part of the tower was said to have crashed into the water when it was hit by the Jolly Nero container ship.
About 10 people were in the tower at the time of the accident, and some of them are feared to be in the water.
Four people have been taken to hospital, says the Corriere Della Sera newspaper.
The Jolly Nero is almost 240 metres (787 feet) long and weighs over 40,500 tonnes.
It was bound for Messina, Sicily, at the time of the crash, reports say.

The accident is said to have occurred at about 23:00 on Tuesday night (21:00 GMT), when a shift change was taking place in the control tower - meaning more people were inside.
Genoa's prosecutor is investigating the incident, Corriere Della Sera says. The ship has been impounded and the captain is being questioned.
Ọmọ Oódua News From Nigeria, BBC

Alex Ferguson set to retire as Man U manager at the end of the season

Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has announced his decision to retire at the end of the season. The 71 year old who became Man U manager in 1986, will bow out after Man U meets West Bromwich Albion on May 19th and will join the football club board as director & ambassador.

Sir Alex is the most successful manager in English football history. He won 38 tropphies, including two Champions League and 13 Premier League. Sir Alex Ferguson told United’s website:
“The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about and one that I have not taken lightly. It is the right time. It was important to me to leave an organisation in the strongest possible shape and I believe I have done so. The quality of this league winning squad, and the balance of ages within it, bodes well for continued success at the highest level whilst the structure of the youth set-up will ensure that the long-term future of the club remains a bright one.
“Our training facilities are amongst the finest in global sport and our home Old Trafford is rightfully regarded as one of the leading venues in the world.

Late Lt. David Adeyemi Sowole's baby arrives

Lt David Adeyemi Sowole was one of the pilots who died in the December 15th 2012 military helicopter crash that killed Kaduna State Governor, Patrick Yakowa and Ex-National Security Adviser (NSA) Gen. Andrew Owoye Azazi.  Sowole's wife was pregnant at the time of the crash. She gave birth to a beautiful baby boy yesterday May 6th. The boy has been named David Adeyemi Sowole Jnr. Great news!

President Jonathan's Report Card For Nigeria - UK Guardian

The piece sums up President Goodluck Jonathan's 3 years in office as president of Nigeria, written by UK Guardian's Remi Adekoya. See it below...
Nigerians had no rational reason to believe their lives would improve after Goodluck Jonathan became president three years ago this week. The list of promises their rulers have broken is so long it would make a virgin cynical. But then Nigerians can be stubbornly optimistic.
When Jonathan first appeared on the political scene in 2007, when Nigeria's then president, Olusegun Obasanjo, announced him as the running-mate of his party's next presidential candidate, Musa Yar'Adua, many mythologised the good fortune that seemed linked to Jonathan's first name. And so, when Yar'Adua died in 2010 from heart disease and Jonathan was handed the most coveted job in Nigeria, many voters believed good luck had come to Nigeria. Were they right?

Foursquare Gospel Church building at Ojodu Berger collapses

A three-storey building situated at 14 Bashiru Street Ojodu Berger collapsed this afternoon killing at least one person. Two others have been brought out alive as rescue efforts continue to extract people trapped under the building. The building is said to belong to Foursquare Gospel Church.  It was a 3-storey building but the church recently started to add a fourth storey when it suddenly collapsed.

China calls US the 'real hacking empire' after Pentagon report

China on Wednesday accused the United States of sowing discord between China and its neighbours after the Pentagon said Beijing is using espionage to fuel its military modernisation, branding Washington the "real hacking empire".
The latest salvo came a day after China's foreign ministry dismissed as groundless a Pentagon report which accused China for the first time of trying to break into U.S. defense computer networks.
The Pentagon also cited progress in Beijing's effort to develop advanced-technology stealth aircraft and build an aircraft carrier fleet to project power further offshore.

Friends raise N50m for Assasinated Oyerinde’s children’s education

Family members, friends, colleagues and other well-wishers gathered in Edo State yesterday to celebrate the life and times of the slain Principal Private Secretary to Governor Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, Comrade Olaitan Oyerinde.
At the occasion, friends and colleagues of Oyerinde, as a demonstration of the worthy life and cause he led while alive, pledged and raised N50 million to insure and ensure the education of Oyerinde’s children to any level desirable.
Led by the state governor, Adams Oshiomhole and some senior members of his cabinet, the gathering had human rights activists, public office holders and ordinary citizens, including Mr. Femi Falana, SAN; the Trade Union Congress President, Comrade Peter Esele; the Nigeria Labour Congress Vice-President, Comrade Isah Aremu, the Deputy Managing Director of Thisday newspaper, Mr. Kayode Komolafe; a classmate of the slain aide, Mr. Rufus Olanrewaju; and Oyerinde’s widow, Mrs. Funke Oyerinde, amongst other guests. In an emotion laden remark, the widow of the deceased, Funke, said she had not come to mourn her late husband, but to celebrate his life and times.

SSS parades ‘would-be assassin’ of Senator

The State Security Service, SSS, yesterday announced that it has arrested one Adelola Tamunotonye Olaore, in connection with a phony plan to assassinate Senator Aloysius Etok, disclosing that it would soon charge the suspect to court.  The SSS said Olaore was arrested on April 29, 2013, following a letter titled, “Report of Planned Assassination” by a man who calls himself ‘General Africa,’ an ex-militant, written to the service by Senator Etok. Assistant Director Public Relations of the State Security Service, SSS, Marilyn Ogar, said the arrest was made possible following the cooperation of Etok, who agreed to play along with the suspect.


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