Monday, July 8, 2013
Tension flared at Wednesday 3, 2013 Senate plenary session as two federal lawmakers almost got into a fight over the State of the Nation Address Bill. Please follow me and get instant notification as I upload new videos by clicking on the “iFollow” button for more News and current affairs videos.
A man was yesterday hit at the popular Oje market in Ibadan by the police stray bullets, killing him on the spot.
It was learnt that the police fired sporadically in a bid to quell the fight between a group of miscreants and some commercial motorists over attempts by the former to extort the latter.
The Divisional Police Officer in Agugu Division, Mr. Timothy Adedeji, led a team of policemen to the scene.
An eye witness, who did not want his name mentioned, said: “We and two other policeman prevailed on the aggrieved parties to stop the fight.
“After quelling the crisis, the mob started hailing the DPO. The police officer, being an indigene of Ibadan, tried to disperse the mob through persuasion. But when the miscreants attempted to attack him, he fired some shots into the air to scare them.
The Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah, indicated last week that the airline had paid up to 60 percent of the claims, but that the delay being experienced by Dana Airline’s management in concluding the settlement was due to double claims that needed to be clarified. She said the airline had up to six months (between now and December this year) to complete the payment of compensation to all affected families or face sanctions. The aviation ministry had at the first anniversary of the tragic air mishap and unveiling of the memorial cenotaph built to immortalise the dead in Lagos early last month, announced that the FG was working with the airline’s management to ensure that all compensation disagreements were amicably resolved.
The presidency through Dr Gulak Ahmed has made series of denials regarding his boss non involvement in the crisis of the NGF. Unfortunately, the more Gulak denies the more the involvement of the presidency.
In reminiscence, Gov. Amaechi has taken some tough stand on some national and sensitive issues viz-a-viz fraud in the fuel subsidy payment, ceeding of oil wells to Cross River and Bayelsa states hence his travails. Gov.Amaechi voice is being heard so loudly simply because he is the chairman of the NGF and this forum is perceived as a powerful one that controls or rather dictates what is going on in the political arena of Nigeria. NGF has a way of arm-twisting the presidency to drive home their point.
The pressure was becoming unbearable for the presidency owing to the recalcitrant nature of Gov. Amaechi style of NGF leadership hence something has to be done. The presidency decided to make a move to stop Gov. Amaechi from getting the ticket for his second term bid as the NGF chairman hence the formation of PDP NGF paving way for the emergence of Gov. Akpabio has its chairman.
Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH said they have acquired a CT scan equipment that has the capacity to run a check on all organs of the body, from head to toe in less than 10 seconds and fish out a patients death points for immediate treatment. The machine, called the 128-slice Aquillon CT scanner is the first of it's kind in West Africa.
Speaking on the machine, the Chief Medical Director, LUTH, Professor Akin Osibogun told Nigerian Tribune: "The Aquillon CT scanner is a 128-scanner and the main advantage it has over other CT scanners of earlier generations is its ability to penetrate deeper into the tissues and organs to show clearly the state of those tissues and organs. Of course the CT scanner is an imaging device and because it is able to provide images of tissues and organs inside the body. We are able to see the state in which those tissues and organs are and we are able to make diagnosis that help us to provide appropriate treatment for the patients.
A middle aged man, Deji Yussuf, has been arrested by the Police in Ondo State for allegedly axing his friend, Tope Ezekiel, to death and thereafter poured acid on him over argument on arises from commercial motor bike popularly called Okada. The family of the deceased said their son owned the Okada and was keeping the proceeds with the suspect on daily basis with intention of utilizing it later to get another Okada. However, police source said the story is another way round, that the suspect owned the motor bike.
Investigations indicated that the suspect and the deceased who have been buddies have been residing in a room apartment at God's Glory Layout, Eyin Akpata in Akure metropolis for four years ahead of the ugly incident.The police said on the ill-fated day, one Owonifari came to report any particular one Deji Yusuf said he heard the grand mother of the deceased shouting for help and when he got there, he met him in his pool of blood.
The Special Adviser to the Bayelsa state governor on power; Mr Olice Kemenanabo has been kidnapped in Rivers state, Nigeria’s south west region.
The new District Governor, Rotary International Club, District 9110, Mr. Olugbemiga Olowu, has said the club will focus on maternal and child health in 2013/2014 rotary year. He said the club would spend about N200m to drive this and other projects lined up by the club.
Olowu said this in an interview shortly after he was installed as the District Governor in Lagos on Saturday.
He said, “I am focussing on maternal and child health, water and sanitation, disease control and prevention.
“I have been working with partners and you can see today, I called up people of USAID and some medical personnel who are my partners. They are already on ground.
“It is going to cost about N200m to do what we have planned to do. But the goal is achievable because we have our partners; rotary foundation and Rotarians to contribute their quota to the projects.”
President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday described the killing of 29 pupils of Government Secondary School, Mamudo, Potiskum, Yobe State, as wicked and barbaric and vowed to flush our perpetrators of violence out of the country. “The killing is barbaric, completely wicked. Anybody who will target innocent children for any kind of grief will certainly go to hell,” the President said in a statement by his spokesman, Reuben Abati.
The presidential condemnation came on the heels of the closure of secondary schools in Yobe as a result of the killings of the school pupils in Mamudo.
Governor Ibrahim Gaidam who described the killing as “cold-blooded murder” when he visited the attacked school on Sunday ordered all secondary schools in the state shut until the beginning of next academic session in September. The pupils and one of their teachers were murdered by suspected members of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram whom the security forces had been waging war against since the declaration of state of emergency in Yobe, Adamawa and Borno states on May 14 this year.