Friday, May 10, 2013

Good News: Yookos launches new API at World Mobile Web W/Africa conference

To give developers in Africa the opportunity to create applications that suite the trending and emerging social media landscape, Yookos a social network site that focuses on providing users the best platform to connect, share and interact has launched their Application Programming Interface (API) at the World Mobile Web West Africa 2013 Conference in Lagos. The announcement was made during the company’s presentation to key industry leaders as well as various sponsors from every part of the continent.

Senate Passes State Of The Nation Bill

The Senate on Thursday passed the State Of the Nation Bill into law which compels the incumbent President to present a state of the nation address before the joint session of the National Assembly.

The bill seeks to make the President accountable to Nigerians as represented by the National Assembly and to render an account of the President’s stewardship to the nation.

The bill, which was a product of concurrence between the House of Representatives and the Senate, was first passed into law by the 6th National Assembly but the President; Olusgeun Obasanjo,  withheld his assent from it.

Man arrested with Fake cò-ndòms and drugs worth ₦106 Million

Culled From Punch Nigeria,
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has arrested a trader, Olisaemeka Osefoh, for importation of counterfeit medicines into Nigeria.

The suspect was also arrested with fake Rough Rider cò-ndòms. PUNCH Metro learnt that the estimated street value of the goods was N106, 210, 000.

Some of the drugs seized include, Mycoten cream, Neurogesic ointment and Skineal cream.
In his statement, the suspect said he was in partnership with a cartel based in China, where the products were sourced, before being shipped to Nigeria.
The Director General of the agency, Dr. Paul Orhii, while parading the suspect, said Osefoh was arrested after a tip off.

Senate summon JAMB registrar over mass failure

Less than 24 hours National Mirror exclusively reported how internet fraudsters contributed to the mass failure of candidates in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the House of Representatives yesterday summoned the Registrar of the board, Prof Dibu Ojerinde, for questioning.
Chairman, House Committee on Education, Hon. Aminu Suleiman (PDP Kano), said the summons became necessary following series of complaints and protests by many Nigerians of the mass failure.
It will be recalled that the result of the exam, released last weekend, showed only 10 candidates scoring 300 marks and above from the possible 400 while a majority scored below pass mark of 180, which is 40 per cent of the total mark.
According to the lawmaker, the House heard that JAMB authorities had formally explained some reasons for the mass failure in the exam but the explanation is not enough if the content of the complaints is anything to go by.

600 ex-militants threaten to Storm National Assembly

No fewer than 600 ex-militants in the Niger Delta yesterday threatened to invade the National Assembly over the summon of the Chairman of the Amnesty Implementation Committee, Kingsley Kuku and the former militant leader, Mujaheed Asari- Dokubo, over their remarks on the 2015 presidential election.
The ex-militant leaders described the House of Representatives summon on the duo as divisive and attempt to foment trouble in the country. This was contained in separate statements issued yesterday in Yenagoa by the President, Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative LPCDI, Reuben Wilson and a former member of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, Eris Paul alias Gen. Ogunboss.

JUJU: PDP officials accused of oath taking in Enugu

Crisis is now brewing in Igboeze North Local Government Council of Enugu State over an alleged oath taking by some Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, officials in the local government.
Twenty councillors of the local government have however demanded that those involved be tried and punished. It was gathered that the party leadership in the state has directed the Enugu North Senatorial district office of the party headed by Chief Mike Ejinma, to probe the allegation now rocking the council area.
Tension continues to mount as the councillors passed a resolution condemning the development, while affirming their confidence in the chairman of the council, Mr. Bona Onu who is being vilified along side the council party chairman, Mr. Luke Uroko. Uroko, is being accused of highhandedness and running the party as a personal fief,even as he also alleging that 18 electoral ward chairmen and some ward officials were involved in oath-taking.

Heartless: 6 Year Old Girls Rap-èd by Soldiers

Congolese troops fleeing the M23 rebels last November rap-èd at least 97 women and 33 girls, some as young as 6, a U.N. report released Wednesday said.
 The U.S. Africa Command trained one of the units involved, Commando Battalion 391, in 2010 to be “a model for future reforms within the Congolese armed forces,” according to the AFRICOM web site.

The U.N. report covered “mass rap-è, killings, and arbitrary executions and violations resulting from widespread looting,” U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky told reporters.

Mob Kills Undergraduate Over Alleged Phone Theft

A SUSPECTED phone snatcher said to be an undergraduate of the University of Calabar, was killed by a mob at about 9 p.m, Wednesday, for allegedly snatching a phone and a lady’s handbag.

The undergraduate said to be operating with someone at large was alleged to have boarded a taxi at Marian Road to Calabar South and when they got to Goldie by Atu Street junction, they asked the taxi driver to stop and while stepping down from the taxi, one of them grabbed the lady’s handbag who sat next to him while the other snatched her phone.

Court Remands 14 NNPC Workers In Prison For Crude Oil Theft

Fourteen casual workers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) accused of vandalising petroleum pipes to siphon crude oil for sales to foreigners have been sent to Kuje Prison on remand.

The defendants arrested by a unit of the Guards of Brigade of the Nigerian Army with 14 tankers loaded with crude oil were sent to the prison by Justice Evon Chukwu after the federal government put them on trial on economic sabotage related offenses.

R.I.P: Ex-Falcon's coach Jossy Lad dies at 72

Former Chief Coach of the Super Falcons, Joseph Ladipo, popularly known as Jossy Lad, has died aged 72. Jossy Lad died in his house yesterday Thursday May 9th after a battle with a heart related ailment and prostate cancer. Mr Ladipo died while having breakfast yesterday morning according to his daughter, Bimbo Olalere. May his soul rest in peace. Ase !!!

Arrest me if you can, Asari Dokubo dares IG, Reps, others

ABUJA – Angered by the arrest calls that trailed his comment, Monday, that peace will elude Nigeria if President Goodluck Jonathan is not returned in 2015, the Niger Delta frontline Activist and Leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari has dared the House of Representatives and the security agencies to arrest him if they can muster the courage to do so even as the former Governor of old Anambra state, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife opined that arrests should start with people who had made similar
comments in the past.

U.S. to maintain 9 bases in Afghanistan after 2014

The United States will maintain nine military bases in Afghanistan after NATO’s troop withdrawal in 2014.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai confirmed on Thursday that the bases, including in Kabul, Bagram, Mazari Sharif, Jalalabad, Kandahar and Herat, would stay because that was in the interests of Afghanistan.
The U.S. will cut its Afghan troop contingent from about 66,000 now to between 3,000 and 9,000 after 2014.


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