Thursday, May 30, 2013

SAD: Father Of 3 Commits Suicide After He Loses His Job



BENIN— A father of three, who was identified as Patrick Essien, was reported have committed suicide, yesterday, in Benin after he was allegedly sacked from the transport company where he worked.
His dangling body was found in the roof of the toilet at the residence at Imasabemwen Street, off Siluko Road.

Boko Haram Chief Is A Video Tiger - Army



Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram chief, was described by Nigeria's military as a video tiger. The military says that it's an obvious “empty propaganda”  by the Boko Haram’s leader, which claims that soldiers have retreated during an ongoing offensive.
The military insisted that the campaign has heavily damaged the Islamist insurgents. In a video obtained by AFP on Tuesday, Shekau said soldiers have at times “turned and ran” when facing Islamist fighters and rejected military boasting about the success of the operation.
“We consider it as empty propoganda,” defence spokesman Brigadier General Chris Olukolade said of the video.

AGAIN!! Two Drug Trafficking Nabbed at Lagos Airport




Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) yesterday at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos arrested two men in connection with unlawful exportation of narcotic drugs.
The first suspect was arrested with 3.700kg of narcotics hidden in a false bottom of luggage.
The drug, according to a statement by the Head, NDLEA Public Affairs, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, was detected during the outward clearance of Arik Air passengers to Monrovia.
The second suspect, Ifeanyi Okafor, was arrested with two kilogrammes of cannabis concealed in dried bitter leaf during the search of goods meant for export on board Qatar airline flight.

Terrible: Train derails in Lagos



A section of a train returning from Ijoko in Lagos State to its base at Ebutte Metta, Lagos on Wednesday derailed at Agege.
The incident which occurred between 11.30pm and 12.30am was said to have been caused by defective tracks.
As of 11am on Wednesday, the scene of the accident had been cordoned off by policemen from the Railway police.
An employee of the National Railway Corporation told PUNCH Metro, on the condition of anonymity, that the driver of the locomotive also shared the blame in  the accident.

Black Democracy Day: 18 students die in Head On Collision Accident In Bayelsa



It was a black Democracy Day celebration in Bayelsa State yesterday as no fewer than 18 students died in a head-on collision between two 18-seater commercial buses.
The incident occurred at about 8:03pm on Amassoma Road in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.
The deceased’s bodies have been deposited at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital in Okolobiri.
Over 11 injured occupants of the buses are currently receiving medical treatments at a private hospital in Yenagoa, the state capital.

Syrian forces kill 3 Westerners believed to be fighting against forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad




Syrian state-run television reported Thursday that forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad killed three Westerners, including an American woman and a British citizen, who they claim were fighting with the rebels and were found with weapons.

Syrian TV identified the woman, releasing what it claimed were images of her Michigan driver's license and U.S. passport. It also released what is said was the name and passport of a British citizen. It did not identify a third person who it claimed was a Westerner. The report said the three were ambushed in their car in the flashpoint province of Idlib in northwestern Syria, where government forces have been battling rebels for control. TV footage showed a bullet-riddled car and three bodies laid out. It also showed weapons, a computer, a hand-drawn map of a government military facility and a flag belonging to the al Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front.

Europe is falling to Pieces - Thilo Sarrazin ( Must Read)



Thilo Sarrazin: Financial assistance not needed


The crisis is shaking Europe. According to the most pessimistic forecasts, in the near future the Eurozone is going to fall to pieces, and already now many agree that the adoption of the Euro was a mistake. "Europe doesn’t need Euro" - this is the second book by German politician Thilo Sarrazin.

The crisis is shaking Europe. According to the most pessimistic forecasts, in the near future the Eurozone is going to fall to pieces, and already now many agree that the adoption of the Euro was a mistake. "Europe doesn’t need Euro" - this is the second book by German politician Thilo Sarrazin. It was published in May and has already caused a sensation. Press-conference, at which the author presented his work, was accompanied by demonstrations of protest.

Full Update: Delivery of S-300 hampers Syrian opposition’s victory




The delivery of S-300 air defence systems to Syria will make the opposition’s victory more shadowy, editor-in-chief of the “Voenno-Promyshlenny Kurer” magazine Mikhail Khodarenok said in an interview with the Voice of Russia. According to him, even a supply of weapons to militants by the European Union will not help them.
It will be impossible to defeat the Bashar al-Assad regime without air support.
According to the expert, the supply of S-300 air defence systems under a contract signed earlier will cool those who demand for establishing a no-fly zone over Syria.
The expert believes that the supply of air defence systems to Syria is an obstacle for foreign interference in the Syrian conflict.

Syria's Assad vows retaliation for future Israeli strikes




President Bashar Assad has said that Syria “will respond in kind” to any future Israeli airstrike on its territory and expressed confidence in the victory over the foes of the Syrian state. The Syrian government has been criticized for its muted response to recent Israeli airstrikes on several facilities in Syria in alleged attempts to stop shipments of missiles bound for Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group.
Assad said there was "popular pressure" to open a military front against Israel on the Golan Heights but such a move would require serious political, social and military deliberation.

Assad reiterated his support for an international conference on Syria, which Russia and the United States attempt to put together in Geneva, but stressed that any outcome of this or any other Syria-related discussions by the international community must be “subject to the approval of the Syrian people through a popular referendum.”
Asked about the the deliveries of Russian S-300 air defense systems to Syria, Assad simply said Russia is committed to honoring the existing defense contracts with Syria.
 VofR, RIA, Ọmọ Oódua news from Nigeria

Man Found Dead In House Full Of Snakes (Photos)



Police looking for a missing man were shocked to find him dead in his home — surrounded by over forty giant snakes.
Many of the reptiles, including a 30ft anaconda and four 35ft pythons, were slithering free around the decomposing body when police entered snake fan Heiko Rieder's apartment in Straubing, Germany.
A fire service spokesman said: "At least one was as thick as a human thigh."
Worried colleagues alerted police after the 40-year-old caretaker failed to turn up to work for a week.
It is thought he died from a heart attack while feeding his pets.

Tipper crushes 16-year-old secondary school girl



The Tipper
A tipper allegedly on top speed, on Thursday crushed to death a 16 year old girl, Moridiyat Abdullateef, in Ilorin, Kwara State.
The victim was said to be a Senior Secondary One student of Government Girls Day Secondary School, Oke Suna, Ilorin.  Our correspondent learnt that Moridiyat  had gone to fetch water for her grand-father before going to school.
The source said the girl, in an attempt to cross to the other side of the road at Taiwo Isale junction, was hit by the driver, who was allegedly drunk, and had lost control of the vehicle.
The source added that the truck crushed the girl and the efforts of residents and Good Samaritans to save her life was futile as she died almost instantly.  The truck was also said to have destroyed nearby kiosks and later fell into a pit near Asa River, while the driver escaped.
Our correspondent gathered that the truck with number plate XB 482 BDU fell directly in front of the deceased’s residence- a one-storey building beside Asa river.
The father of the girl, Mr. Abdullateef Mohammed, a teacher, said though the accident was sad, he had taken it as an act of God.
SourceL Punch Nigeria

Reps approve 14 years imprisonment for same s-ex marriage




The House of Representatives yesterday Thursday May 29th approved 14 years imprisonment for persons who contracted same s-ex marriage in the country.  This was sequel to a clause-by-clause consideration of a Bill for an Act to prohibit marriage or union entered between persons of same s-ex, at the Committee of the Whole.

“Marriage or civil union entered between persons of same gender shall not be solemnised in any place of worship, either church or mosque or any place in Nigeria,” it said.


Introducing the bill, Rep. Albert Sam-Tsokwa ( PDP-Taraba) said that it sought to achieve a far reaching objective by outlawing same s-ex marriage and provide punishment for offenders.
It also set out a 10-year sentence for “any person who directly or indirectly makes public show of same-s-ex amorous relationships’’.

Meet the married couples who never have s-ex but insist they're happy



 When married couples live like brother and sister. No s-ex for years and they insist they are happy. Are they deluded - or just honest? Read and tell us what you think...
Most evenings, with their little girl safely tucked up in bed, Charlotte and Chris Everiss (pictured right) enjoy a kiss and a cuddle on the sofa in front of the television.
Happily married for a decade, the couple cannot bear to even imagine their lives without one another. Yet, astonishingly, they haven’t made love for more than two years.
Both insist that their marriage, which followed a two-year courtship after meeting on a dating website, is stronger than most. It’s just that s-ex, they say, is not important to their happiness.

We Shall Kill Nigerians In Pakistan If… – Families Of Kidnap Victims



Families of the five Pakistani nationals on board an oil vessel, Mt Matrix 1, abducted last Saturday at 40 nautical miles off the Bayelsa coast have told the management of the company, Matrix Energy, in Warri, Delta State, not to pay any ransom to the abductors to get them released.
They are promising to take revenge on Nigerians in their hundreds in Pakistan, if any of the victims was killed.

Another Nollywood Actor Hit With Stroke, Needs N6m To Walk Again



The veteran actor, producer, filmmaker and architect of the distribution framework of the NFVCB, Yinka Ogundaisi is bedridden.
It was gathered that he has been on admission at the LUTH for spine injuries for over two months now. 

Some of his close friends told us that, it might be partial stroke that has hit him due to his emaciated state. 
A source said, “Uncle Yinka needs about 6million to undergo urgent treatment in India or the UK or else he will not walk again. We need to help this practitioner 'with ideas' get his groove back. No amount of assistance will be too small.” 

Dollar may lose status as the world’s currency




Though the US dollar continues to reign as the foreign reserve currency of choice, a new International Monetary Fund analysis shows that the currency has slumped to a 15-year low, heightening concerns that it may lose that status.

While the dollar currently constitutes 62 percent of the $6 trillion in foreign holdings by the world’s central banks, when a historical view is taken into account, Dick Bove, vice president of equity research at Rafferty Capital Markets says the dollar’s actual percentage of total money supply worldwide has gone from 90 percent in 1952 to about 15 percent today.
Bove, like many other analysts, believes that the rise of the Chinese currency, the yuan, is at the expense of the US dollar’s dominance as a safe haven.

Seven firms shortlisted for Lagos-Ibadan Expressway reconstruction



Seven construction firms have been shortlisted for the reconstruction/rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
This is coming at a time that the traffic situation at several bad portions of the road has worsened due to the advent of the rains. And as the condition of the road continues to deteriorate, gridlock has become a constant feature on both sides of the highway.
 
The names of the shortlisted firms, according a source at the Federal Ministry Works, have been sent to the Bureau of Public Procurement for ratification.
The source said the BPP was expected to issue a certificate of no objection, which would clear one or two of the construction companies for the project.

Nigeria Has Been Stagnant for So Long, It Is Time to Change – Obasanjo



Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday tasked political leaders to adopt practical measures to accelerate effective utilisation of human and natural resources for sustainable development in the country.
Obasanjo gave the challenge while speaking at the maiden Jigawa Economic and Investment Summit in Dutse.
The summit was organised by the state as part of the activities to mark the 2013 Democracy Day celebration.
The major highlight of the summit was to encourage investment on agriculture, information and communication technology (ICT), solid minerals and small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs).
Obasanjo said that Nigeria was endowed with abundant natural and human resources, which could be transformed to the social and economic benefit of the people.

You Can't Go Anywhere! Chocolate City Says Brymo Must Pay Their Money



The sensational 'porting' of Brymo, the ARA crooner, from Chocolate City is set to be the latest controversy in the entertainment in Nigeria. The guy said he's moving on but the record label said no way! 
 
Brymo even confirmed his exit from Chocolate city on Twitter but an inside source told OluFamous.Com the singer can't go anywhere. He must deliver the money that was spent on him...

My source said Brymo must deliver two solid albums in the next three years for Chocolate City otherwise he will be slammed with a heavy law suit with would cost a lot as a 'struggling' artiste.
 
The reason for their quarrel leading to his decision to dump the record label is still been kept under the raps but My source said it has to do with money. He wanted more money but he has not justified it.

See Bromy's Tweet below confirming he has left Chocolate City:


Jonathan to critics - ''Develop your marking scheme and mark us''



President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday challenged observers and critics of the administration to develop a marking scheme to appropriately grade the performance of his administration. At the same time the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and the Minister of National Planning, Shamsudeen Usman, highlighted the performance of the Jonathan administration.

The president said this at the presentation of his midterm scorecard to Nigerians and the global community.

Mr. Jonathan said his two years performance should be compared with those of previous Nigerian leaders and other African leaders.

Nine Nigerians Arrested For Fraud In Malaysia



Police in Malaysia have arrested nine Nigerians suspected of having cheated a beautician of an estimated $427,000, Borneo Post online has reported.
According to Commercial Crime Investigation Department head Supt Mohd Firdaus Abdullah, all suspects stationed at the country’s capital were arrested last Wednesday, after two local suspects in Kuching were released on bail following an interrogation.
“We traced these foreigners through the Internet Protocol Address provided by one of the local suspects,” he said when contacted yesterday.

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