Friday, June 14, 2013

Veteran Fatai Rolling Dollar buried (Photos)

The veteran high life musician, who died on Wednesday June 12th, was buried yesterday June 13th at his building site at Ikorodu, Lagos. May his soul rest in peace

Terrible: Nigerian Man To Be Hanged For Drug Trafficking in Malaysia

Nigerian man was sentenced to death by hanging by the High Court here today after being found guilty oftrafficking in 1124.10gms of methamphetamine at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, two years ago.
Anoliefo Peter Ndubuisi, 36, committed the offence at the airport Customs inspection counter at 4pm on July 30, 2011. Justice Noor Azian Shaari in her judgement on Friday, said Anoliefo’s defence saying that he was not aware of the presence of the drugs inside the 13 bottles of hair cream he was asked to carry by a friend whom he knew for only two days, was not logical.
Deputy public prosecutor Aida Mastura Mohamed Aman called 16 witnesses at the prosecution hearing while counsel James George called only one witness during the defence’s trial.
Source: the star

Buhari's Comments On Boko Haram Has Subjected Him As A Sectional Leader – Arewa Youths

Some concerned members of theArewa Youths Forum have called onformer Head of State Maj-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), to desist from making inciting statements in his pursuit of political relevance.

The youths also advised the presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change  (CPC) in the 2011 elections to measure the mood of Nigerians beforethrowing his hat in the ring come 2015.

Buhari was also advised to prevent deluding himself into believing that what happened to those that contested elections in other climes repeatedly before winning would be his fate.

Jibril Mamman Vatsa, the spokesman of the group who made this known in a statement in Kaduna, said the recent statements by Buhari to the effect that the existing military operation against the Boko Haram sect was anti-north hadexposed him as a sectional leader.

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa - Walter Rodney. Must read

Walter Rodney (March 23, 1942 to June 13, 1980) was a prominent Guyanese historian and political activist. Rodney's most influential book was How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, published in 1972.
In it he described an Africa that had been consciously exploited by European imperialists, leading directly to the modern underdevelopment of most of the continent. The book became enormously influential as well as controversial. Make sure everyone reads it.

Rodney's most influential book was How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, published in 1972. In it he described an Africa that had been consciously exploited by European imperialists, leading directly to the modern underdevelopment of most of the continent. The book became enormously influential as well as controversial.

Okonjo-Iweala Opens Up, Says Nigeria Economy Is In Danger

On Monday, June 10, at the third round of the 2013 ministerial platform in Abuja, Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, spoke glowingly about the Nigerian economy, saying the fundamentals were strong and that the economy was buoyant beyond danger.
But a few hours later, on Tuesday, when all the doors were closed, the minister sang a different tune. She told her colleagues in government point blank that the Nigerian economy is shaky despite the official fundamentals and that drastic steps are needed to save it from collapse.
Mrs Okonjo-Iweala spoke at the 50th meeting of the 15-member Federal Government Economic Implementation Team held behind closed-doors at the presidential villa.

We are Not Going Back On Same S-èx Marriage..Don't Disturb Us - Mark Speaks

Senate President David Mark has said the decision of the National Assembly to ban same-s-èx marriage in the country was irreversible. Mark, according to a statement, said this at a dinner hosted in his honour by the Nigerian Community in Prague, Czech Republic, yesterday.
The Senate president explained that the bill, which has been approved by both chambers of the National Assembly, would not in any way infringe on the rights of Nigerians. He said: “The law against same-s-èx marriage is an approval of the wishes of the generality of Nigerians who are desirous of living within our cultural bounds. “The law is not designed to infringe on the human rights of Nigerians in any way.
Also, wherever you go in our country today, our people are completely in support of the National Assembly because the practice of same-s-ex, as you all know, is alien to us.”

Plane crash victims survive after eating their dead friends

16 plane crash victims remained alive for 72 days until being rescued by eating their dead friends’ bodies, a victim told the news media.

Forty years since the accident that changed his life forever, Dr. Roberto Canessa still vividly remembers having to eat the flesh of friends to survive.

He was one of 16 men who escaped death when their chartered plane crashed in the desolate Andes mountains between Chile and Argentina on October 13, 1972. It took 72 days until they were rescued after Dr. Canessa, then a 19-year-old medical student and another survivor wandered for 10 days to get help.

SEE How South Africans hijack $20billion Dollar ship bunkering business in Nigeria

The Nigerian Licensed Ship Chandlers Association a week ago took a swipe at the Directorate of Petroleum Resources DPR, apex regulatory organ of the downstream segment of the Nigerian petroleum industry over hitches connected with ship bunkering regulation in Nigeria, which gives South African firms a benefit over their Nigerian counterparts.

Secretary Board of Trustees of the association, Dr. Emeka Enebeli, who spoke in an interview, disclosed that the bunkering business in Nigeria is worthover $20bn, but regretted this segment of the maritime industry has become an exclusive preserved for South African firms.

In accordance with him, till date, no Nigerian individual or corporate has a ship bunkering license, saying that the stringent conditions listed by the DPR makes it almost impossible for almost any Nigerian individual or corporate has a bunkering license.

Gov Rochas Okorocha To Send Uneducated Traditional Rulers and Igwes To School

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said that all the illiterate traditional rulers in their state would be given the chance to visit school to improve their ability to supply robust service with their people through the Community Government Council (CGC).

Okorocha spoke while addressing the original rulers and other stakeholders at Ahiajoku Convention Centre in Owerri, their state capital. According to the governor, a programme would be introduced next season in tertiary institutions to aid illiterate traditional rulers to obtain basic knowledge in governance.

He said: “Africa and Nigeria particularly can just only develop more if the community government council becomes stronger than the area government; local government stronger than their state government and state stronger than the Federal Government.”

Nigeria Accuses Detained Lebanese Of ‘Serious Terrorism Charge’

Nigeria authorities have said that the three Lebanese arrested last month for alleged possession of illegal arms in the northern city of Kano and Abuja, the nation’s capital are involved in a much more serious case of terrorism and a threat to national security.

According to court papers filed in response to a lawsuit filed by the three Lebanese challenging their detention by the Department of State Service (DSS), preliminary investigation has established a much more serious case of terrorism and their activities constitute a threat to national security.
The suspects, Abdallah Thaini, Mustapha Fawaz and Talal Roda were brought to court in obedience to a court order directing the secret police to produce them to enable them prosecute their case.

Amaechi Says Rivers Governorship To Rotate Among Ethnic Group

The Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi
The Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi has said that the process of selecting who govern the oil rich state would rotate among the different ethnic groups in the area.
The governor disclosed this on Thursday while receiving thousands of delegates from Etche ethnic group, who had paid him a solidarity visit at government house in Port Harcourt in support of his administration.
”Any area that has produced governor before should go and sleep and allow other areas to produce,’ Mr Amaechi said. He called for the setup of Etche Enlightenment Committee to educate and mobilise the people on the need to exercise their voting power in the next elections.  He insisted that the people’s vote must count since that is one way the Rivers people will elect their leaders independently without external influence in 2015.
While blaming the current political crisis in the state on some detractors, the governor said his administration is poised to do more for the Etche people promising that his administration will not abandon them. The Chairman of the Etche traditional rulers council, Emmanuel Opurum said Governor Amaechi’s administration is godsend as Etche people has witnessed unprecedented development since his inception.

FULL UPDATE: Information on use of chemical weapons by Syria's Assad fabricated - senior Russian lawmaker

A senior Russian lawmaker said on Friday that information on the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces was fabricated and suggested the United States would use it to justify intervention in the conflict.

"Information about the use by Assad of chemical weapons has been fabricated in the same place as the lies about (Saddam) Hussein's weapons of mass destruction," Alexei Pushkov, head of the foreign policy committee in the lower chamber of the Russian parliament, said on Twitter. "Obama is taking the same path as George Bush."
A U.S. official said on Thursday that President Barack Obama has authorized sending U.S. weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time, after the White House said it has proof the Syrian government had used chemical weapons against opposition forces.
See More Updates After The Break

U.S. studying Syria no-fly zone near Jordan border - Diplomats

The United States is considering setting up a limited no-fly zone in Syria, possibly close to the southern border with Jordan, two senior Western diplomats in Turkey said on Friday. "Washington is considering a no-fly zone to help al-Assad's opponents," (rebels)  one diplomat said. He said it would be limited "time-wise and area-wise", without giving details.

Apartment where Norwegian Terrorist Anders Breivik plotted massacre on sale for $639,000

The apartment where Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik plotted the country's worst peacetime massacre and where he had been living with his mother since 2006 goes on sale for just $639,000 (£408,000), the Daily Mail reports.


Google 'not a friend of WikiLeaks' - Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been scathing in his attack on Google in a keynote address at Sydney University. Streaming live from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London an eerily calm Assange left the crowd of media and delegates at the International Symposium of Electronic Arts Conference with no doubt he thought Google was acting as a "mole" for the US government.

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Britain urges airlines not to allow NSA leaker Edward Snowden ( True Hero) to board flights to UK

The UK government has issued a statement, urging airlines around the world not to allow US whistleblower Edward Snowden to board flights to Great Britain.

The document, released Monday, said carriers should deny Snowden boarding because he is most likely to be refused entry to the UK.  Any airline that allows the American ex-spy on board of its plane flying into Britain, will be fined 2,000 British pounds. Edward Snowden provided detailed information about a wide-reaching National Security Agency Internet surveillance program to journalists and then revealed his own identity voluntarily.
Until three weeks ago, Snowden worked at an NSA office in Hawaii. On May 20 he left Hawaii for Hong Kong where, according to him, “he would be in a place that might be able to resist US prosecution attempts”.

Family of Madonna Univeristy fire victim speak out

On Saturday June 8th, a room at Saint Peters boys hostel in the Okija campus of Madonna University, Anambra State, was gutted by fire, killing one student. (Read the story HERE).

The family of the dead student, Chigozie Orluwehuje, (pictured above) just sent me something to publish so people can know what's happening with the case. See it below...
On the 8th of June 2013 at about 4pm the news of the fire incident got to the hearing of the mother Mrs Norra Orluwehuje and other family members by a student who happened to be a friend of  Chigozie Orluwehuje, crying that the boy was one of the four that were engulfed in fire outbreak in the school hostel. The mother plus few of his relatives while on their way to school enquired of the news in the Elele campus and were directed to see one Father Francis who gave no listening ear to them according to a Rev. sister but asked us to enquire about anything in the information Centre in the school. The information center of the school openly told us that they knew nothing as at the time of the enquiry. They also refused to contact the Okija campus as to know the situation before embarking on the journey to Anambra state where the school is located.

R.I.P: 5 NANS members die in fatal auto crash on their way to UNIUYO

The Senate President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Donald Onukaogu and four other students were killed in a tragic auto accident along the Umuahia - Ikot Ekpene federal road on their way to the University of Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State to intervene in the crisis that rocked the school yesterday. The bus they were traveling in collided with a trailer which was said to have lost control.  Donald was a student of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. May their souls rest in peace. Amen.


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