Sunday, July 28, 2013
IBADAN — GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi-led administration in Oyo State has advised a former governor in the state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja to eschew political bitterness in his criticism of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, government.
The state government was reacting to the comments made by the ex-governor on the Mokola flyover commissioned by leaders of the party.
Speaking through the Commissioner for Works and Transport in the state, Mr. Kayode Adepoju, the state government said, “it is as if the former governor is deliberately out to misguide the people with a lot of information that are far from the truth, inconsistent and outright misinformation and which portrays the old man as somebody with little or no knowledge about the essence of a fly-over.”Continue..........
The Action Congress of Nigeria on Sunday said the All Progressives Congress had met all the needed requirements for its registration by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The party made this known in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
The ACN noted that despite the “antics and the challenges of some negative forces” in the polity, the electoral umpire would do what was right concerning the APC registration.
OUTCRY against its £3,000 tourists visa bond notwithstanding, Britain will commence the scheme in the six listed Commonwealth countries in November,Financial Times report quoted the Home Office as saying.
The Commonwealth countries to be affected by the policy which was announced in June are Nigeria, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The affected countries are considered to be source of “high risk” tourists to the UK.
Some visitors from the six countries, under the scheme, will be asked to pay a £3,000 cash bond in return for visitor visas that allow them to stay in the UK for up to six months.
The Presidency on Sunday dismissed the reported insistence of five northern governors on the sack of the Peoples Democratic Party National Chairman, Dr. Bamanga Tukur. The governors — Muritala Nyako (Adamawa), Rabiu Kwankanso (Kano), Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Sule Lamido (Jigawa), and Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto) —had on Saturday met with President Goodluck Jonathan on issues that included the political impasse in Rivers State and the crisis in the PDP.
The state Commissioner for Environment, Mr Tunji Bello, yesterday after the monthly sanitation exercise said, the State Government will seal up any building where residents display their clothes outside indiscriminately.
According to him, spreading of washed clothes on fences, frontage of buildings and bridge railings have become the norm in some parts of the state and the practice constitutes a nuisance to the environment. Tough actions would be taken against erring persons. Houses where compound residents also hang their clothes outside will be sealed, Mr Bello concluded. LAWMA officials have also been directed to pack those clothes as refuse wherever they see them.
Popular comedian and OAP, Okeremute Iruvwe aka De Don has donated one of his kidneys to save his brother’s life. NET has reliably gathered from sources that the Delta State-born comedian who is currently recuperating in a hospital in India gave out a kidney in order to save the life of his brother who urgently needed a transplant to survive.
Liberia’s Minister of Agriculture, Dr Florence Chenoweth, on Sunday said that Obasanjo Farms in Liberia would create about 30,000 job opportunities for the citizens. Chenoweth made the observation during the dedication ceremony of Obasanjo Farms Liberia Incorporated at Gbah Foboi, Grand Cape Mount County, in Liberia.
She noted that the Liberian government had focused its attention on the agriculture sector in its efforts to create jobs for the people. She, however, urged legislators, chiefs and superintendents from Cape Mount County to advise youths in the area to seize the opportunities presented by the new farm to become productive, while ensuring the area’s development.
Most ladies are tired of trying and persevering to get that flat belly they have been dreaming of. You have exercised, fasted and probably gone for prayers but to no avail. Probably you are doing it all wrong; here are certain habits that making that belly even bigger.
1.You skip meals
This tactic always backfires. You end up so hungry later on that you can't help but overeat. And when you do, more fat will inevitably find its way to your midsection. Eating small- to medium-size meals every three to four hours, however, fills you up without resulting in a layer of flab.
The yet-to-be registered group All Progressives Congress (APC) has vowed to close down Abuja the Federal capital of Nigeria, if by July 31, INEC fails to recognise it as a registered political party.
Whatever this treat might mean, information available to APC leadership have convinced them that they may not have met the conditions set by INEC to be registered as a political party.
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A 67-year-old pastor, Monday Ojajuni, was allegedly killed by a woman, Temidayo Oladele, in front of his church in Mile 12. Punch reports that the deceasedwho was the Superintendent Evangelist of Celestial Church of God, Mile 12, died during a confrontation with Oladele over the latter’s decision to scoop some sand in front of his church.
The 19-year-old daughter of the deceased, Oluwaseun, said she witnessed the incident on July 19, 2013.
She said, “The woman (Oladele) came to pack sand in front of the church and another cleric, Assistant Superintendent Evangelist Samuel Oteghene, told her not to pack the sand. When my father arrived at the scene, Oteghene went inside.
“But the woman rebuffed all entreaties not to pack the sand, instead, she turned violent and tore my father’s robe.Continue.......
There are times in a relationship when certain signs point to the fact that you and Mr. X are not meant to be together. After you’ve already dedicated time getting to know someone, getting attached to the person, and getting involved in their lives, it’s depressing to think that that was all just a waste of time.
But you know, the real waste of time is spending your life with someone you’re not really into. Below are some signs to tell if you should leave or stay: You’re happier when he’s not around
You probably haven’t thought about it, or haven’t pinpointed it as such, but in reality, you are happier when he’s not in the room, than when he is. Plain and simple: you know what happiness feels like, and you’re not feeling it around him.
Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the first civilian governor of Edo State, is one man who craved, long ago, for an alternative national political party that can check the seeming arrogance of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at the federal level. Today, he is one of the Action Congress of Nigeria, CAN, leaders working for the registration of the All Progressive Congress (APC). In an interview, he discloses how the leaders of the opposition have been able to bury their personal interests to ensure that the APC merger becomes a reality.
He describes the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP as a failure, just as he notes that the activities of the First Lady of the nation, Dame Patience Jonathan, are making the President more unpopular and speaks on other national issues including Edo State politics.
Your Excellency, I bring you good tidings. I want to thank you for this generous gesture of yours which has made it possible for me to breathe the air of freedom again, and to reunite with my family, especially my wife Hafsat, who had dwelt in her own prison throughout my incarceration.
Archaeologists working at the site of a planned housing development in Britain have unearthed a mysterious medieval mansion that, according to historical records of the time period, never existed.
Stone foundations, indicating a series of buildings dating from the 12th to 14th centuries, were found by researchers from Wessex Archaeology on the grounds of Longforth Farm in Wellington, England.
As part of a requirement by the local Somerset Country Council, the specialists began work at the site in April in advance of a construction project by developer Bloor Homes, according to Discovery News.
Emenike Ebete, counsel to Rivers State Lawmaker, Chidi Lloyd, says he fears for his client’s life based on claims that the police have hidden him in an unknown location.
Ebete told Nigerian Telegraph that he wants the public to be watchful so that what happened in the case of the late Moshood Kashimawo Abiola did not repeat itself.
“In Abuja, they told us they were transporting him to Port Harcourt to charge him for conspiracy and didn’t say more than that. When we got to Port Harcourt, there were more than five hundred policemen waiting to escort him to the command office. From there, he was moved to the Police officers’ mess and handcuffed like a common criminal. Now I do not know where he is,” Ebete said.Continue...