Saturday, May 11, 2013
Nigeria has been ranked 39 in macroeconomic stability out of 144 countries assessed in the African competitiveness report released yesterday by the world economic forum.
The report which assessed Africa’s competitiveness in an international contest attributed Nigeria’s performance on its macro-economic environment pillar to a better fiscal position that results from strong resource revenues and market size by a wide margin.
With Gabon and Algeria leading Nigeria on the table, the report maintained that resource-abundant countries register considerably stronger fiscal positions.
Terrorist Anders Breivik has decided to create his own party -"Fascist Party of Norway and the Northern League."
A representative of the structures responsible for registration of such initiatives, explained that Breivik’s application does not meet legally required preconditions. "To create an association at least two people are required, while the application form features just Breivik," - he said.
In addition, the document does not have the necessary business-legal structure, governing the party’s activity.
Breivik's lawyer Tur Yordet has said he will file a new request that will meet all legal standards.
On July 22, 2011 Breivik went on a bombing and shooting spree in the government district of the Norwegian capital, killing eight people and shooting 69 at a youth camp of Norway's Labour Party on the island of Utoya. He was sentenced to 21 years in prison.
On Tuesday May 7th, Nassarawa State Commissioner of Police sent police officers, SSS and Civil Defense personnel to arrest the cult leader of a notorious militia group called 'Ombatse' (a cult group of the Eggon people of Nasarawa State) at Assakyo Village in Lafia, Nassarawa state. (Ombatse in Eggon language means “time has come”).
A gang of armed robbers attacked DSP Ibrahim Mazam Tinja, Aide De Camp (ADC) to the Governor of Ebonyi State, Martin Elechi, and attempted to rob him of his official car at gun point yesterday. Tinja, however, repelled the attack by pulling out his service pistol and shooting one of the robbers, Emmanuel Oroke, a native of Nwanu Ezza Inyimagu in Izzi Local Government Area of the state. Confirming the attack on Tinja, Ebonyi State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Sylvester Igbo said Oroke has been admitted at the police clinic and efforts are in top gear to arrest the suspects that fled. He added that one of the items recovered from Oroke was an imitation firearm. In his statement, Oroke claimed that he took to robbery just two months ago and that he dropped out of junior secondary school because of lack of funds.