Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Music producer and Singer JJC Skillz involved in car accident

Prolific music producer and singer JJC was involved in a car accident this morning in Ogba, Ikeja. A trailer that had no breaks rammed into the side of his Nissan Altima car, badly damaging the back door. JJC and the other passenger in the car were shaken but unhurt

SAD: Babcock Student loses 8 family members in car accident on their way to her graduation

One of Babcock's best graduating student, Margaret Okwuikpo, lost eight members of her family in a horrific auto accident on Friday May 31st in Port Harcourt. Margaret's father, grandmother, sisters, brothers and a cousin were on their way to her graduation ceremony, which was to take place on Sunday June 2nd, when the commercial bus they were traveling in crashed. Margaret's mum, brother-in-law and two other people survived the accident and are being treated in the hospital. 

WHY U.S NOT NAIJA: Gov. Suntai Danbaba "Celebrating" Birthday In US Hospital ( What Do You Think)

In this photo released today, the ailing governor of Taraba State (he had his brain partially damaged after surviving a nearly fatal plane crash),  Danbaba Suntai, is shown with his wife and daughter, helping to cut a birthday cake.

The photo-release follows a decision by the People's Democratic Party (PDP) to constitute a committee specifically aimed at replacing the ailing governor.

‘Poor quality of education leads to decadence’

Executive Director, THE NEWS Magazine, Kunle Ajibade, has attributed the decadence in the nation to poor standard of education.
He also said the leadership problem in the land was a product of falling standard and mediocrity. Ajibade made the remarks in a radio programme, titled, ‘Bull’s Eye’ on Monday while talking about his new book, What a country. He traced the decadence in the land to what he called paradigm shift that bastardised the system, saying the society had a major role to play in reversing the trend.
He said, “If Wole Soyinka had not won a Nobel Laureate, writers in this country would have been treated like a rag by the outside world.”

Crane operator electrocuted to death on set of Elvis Chuk's movie ( R.I.P)

 29 year old crane operator Moses Okwudili (pictured in black operating the crane) died yesterday evening Monday June 3rd on the set of Elvis Chuks movie, Hustlers, after the crane he was operating made contact with high tension wires. Witnesses said Moses pushed the crane too far up, and was looking at the monitor when the crane made contact with a naked wire. He was electrocuted on the spot. The incident happened a few minutes after these photos were taken.

People around him gave him CPR before rushing him to a nearby hospital where he died. The movie director, Elvis Chuks, was standing right beside him checking out monitors when the sad incident occurred. They were shooting a scene with Nse Ikpe Etim Clifford when Moses was electrocuted.

The movie shoot has been suspended temporarily as they mourn Moses' passing. RIP, Moses. 

I Met Her When I Had Nothing - Peter Okoye Of P'Square

So Pls Have Some Respect For Lola Omotayo

S.A court postpones Oscar Pistorius hearing to August 19

A South African court on Tuesday postponed until August 19 the pre-trial hearing of Oscar Pistorius, who has been charged with murder, to give police time to wrap up their probe into his Valentines' Day shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Over 120 dead in Chinese plant fire

More than 120 people died in a fire at a poultry processing plant in Jilin Province in northeast China with 70 more people injured. The fire started at the plant on Monday morning when at least 300 people were working at the location. The plant is owned by the company "Baoyuanfen".   Witnesses say they heard several explosions and then black smoke and flames quickly engulfed the building. Due to gates being locked only about a hundred people were able to immediately get out. Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is currently on a trip to Latin America, has demanded a thorough investigation into the tragedy and to know the identify of those responsible.

We’ll provide potable water everywhere in Lagos – Fashola

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has assured Lagosians of his administration’s commitment to ensuring that every citizen of the state, particularly rural dwellers, has access to potable water.  Fashola spoke during the inauguration of the Igborosun Micro Water Scheme in Badagry Local Government, according to a statement by the Ministry of Rural Development on Monday.
The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Adetokunbo Abiru, said his passion for providing potable water especially  for the rural dwellers, had complimented the efforts of the state water corporation with other water designs in the semi-urban and rural areas where the corporation could not extend its services to.

ILLEGAL: Man transmits DSTV signal to 500 homes

The Nigerian Copyright Commission has arrested one Mr. Ubong Obot for illegally transmitting broadcast signals of Multichoice (DSTV) to an estimated 500 houses in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State.
Obot is said to have installed the DSTV signals to different homes for N5,000 and charged N1,000 per month as subscription fee.
Uyo Liaison Officer, NCC, Mr. Amudipe Charles, who represented the Director-General, NCC, Mr. Afam Ezekude, told journalists in Uyo on Monday that Obot was arrested with the  equipment he used to transmit the cable television signals illegally.
Ezekude said,“The operatives of the NCC have raided Obot’s house over illegal transmission of cable television signals in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State.

Pes. Jonathan approves order proscribing Boko Haram, Ansaru members

Below is a press statement by the president's Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Reuben Abati.
President Jonathan approves order proscribing Boko Haram and Ansaru members; supporters, collaborators now face prosecution under terrorism prevention act.
President Goodluck Jonathan has formally approved the proscription of Boko Haram and authorized the gazetting of an order declaring the group’s activities illegal and acts of terrorism.
The order which has been gazetted as the Terrorism (Prevention) (Proscription Order) Notice 2013 affects both Boko Haram (Jamaatu Ahlis-Sunna Liddaawati Wal Jihad) and another group – Jama’atu Ansarul  Muslimina Fi Biladis Sudan, was approved by President Jonathan pursuant  to section 2 0f the Terrorism Prevention Act, 2011 (As Amended).


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