Monday, September 30, 2013

President Jonathan Establishes the Committee on National Conference

President Goodluck Jonathan bowed to pressure from well-meaning Nigerians as he sets up a committee on national conference. The decision became known in the morning of October 1, 2013, Tuesday.
The committee, which he announced during his nationwide broadcast to mark Nigeria's 53rd Independence anniversary from Great Britain, is to be headed by an Afenifere chieftain, Senator Femi Okunroumu.
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Police nab three teenage stowaways at Lagos airport

The Airport Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested three teenagers for allegedly attempting to illegally board some international flights in Lagos.
Commissioner of Police for the command, Salahu Waheed, said the suspects, Lateef Popoola, 13; Amadi Joshua, 14; and Ukpabio Onyedikachi, 14, were arrested at different times at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja.
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Reps Declare ₦320bn Lacking From Crude oil Remittance

Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Finance, Hon Abdulmumuin Jibrin, last weekend declared N320billion missing from the remittance by the Nigeria Nationl Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). He said that the sum of  N1.516 trillion was paid in by NNPC into the Federal Government treasury.

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INFIDELITY: Husband flings His Wife, 4-Month-Old Daughter Into River Sindh

A man threw his wife and four-month-old daughter into the Sindh River off a bridge in Bhind district. The woman miraculously survived the 200-feet fall but, the infant has not been traced yet.
The man committed the crime in a drunken state after a quarrel with his wife. The woman had been ostracised by her family and in-laws on suspicion of infidelity. 

The woman's husband works in a private company in Delhi and she had earlier gone to the city to look for him, but was unable to locate her his house and wandered around in the capital for four days. This led him to suspect her.
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U.S. Starts Hunting For Nigerian Keyboard Masters (419s)

Nigerian scams are widely known throughout the world. Though they are often poorly disguised, some gullible people still fall for them, and become victims of greedy and sly fraudsters.  In United States, a new government's initiative may put an end to those practices. The body responsible for consumer protection, the Federal Trade Commission, recently signed a  memorandum of understanding with two Nigerian agencies to increase cooperation against that type of scam.  "Cross-border scammers use fraudulent emails and other scams to bilk consumers all over the world, while undermining confidence in legitimate businesses," FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said in a statement announcing the partnership. The memorandum of understanding is the first to include a foreign criminal enforcement authority, the FTC said. Looks like the U.S. had enough! Which country would be next to start hunt down on Nigerian scammers?

Extremely Graphic Video: How Boko haram behead Female SSS Agent Like A Goat (Plz Don't View If U Can't Stand The Sight)

See how Boko haram Slaughtered a lady (reported) to be a Nigeria State Security Service (SSS) Agent Like A Goat :Religion Vs Commonsense.

The Video going viral  and making many begin to ask questions that we have asked a million times over; Is Islam truly a religion of Peace,if so why all this senseless killings in the name of Islam?
The said video, available here below (please do not open if you can't stand the sight) showed a female Nigerian State Security Service (SSS) agent (as reported) been slaughtered by members of Boko Haram.

Now Ọmọ Oódua Dearest readers, please be open minded as much as you can be as you go through this piece, at the end, we'll appreciate your thoughts on this wicked act via comment.

Photos: New Investors Take Over PHCN As Workers head to the street

President Goodluck Jonathan has handed  the share certificates and licenses to 14 new investors of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN successor companies with an assurance that things are certain to get better in the energy sector. Jonathan described the process of the privatization programme as probably the most transparent in the annals of privatization in the country.

Meanwhile PHCN staff aren't happy about this improvement because their salaries are yet to be paid. They protested today in Government offices in Abuja and Lagos, and also warned the new investors to stay away from power installations for the present time until their demands are met. More pictures after the break.

FG’s Plan To Unveil A New National Carrier On October 1 Under Attack

The Federal Government plan to unveil a new national carrier on October 1 – in commemoration of the country’s 53th independence anniversary – is under attack from analysts.

They say the development is a step back to the dark ages, in view of the current global sentiments towards divestments.
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Female Nigerian Pilgrim From Jigawa Dies In Medina

The Jigawa State pilgrim welfare board on Monday announced the death of one Hajiya Safiya Musa in Medina, Saudi Arabia. The state’s Executive Secretary for the board, Alhaji Sani Alhasan, announced the death of the pilgrim shortly before the departure of the state’s intending pilgrims to Mecca. Alhaji Alhassan explained late Safiya Musa who was 58 years died in motor accident on Monday. Reports from the holy land indicated that the deceased was trying to cross a road in Medina after prayer.
The executive secretary noted that the deceased died in the hospital where she was rushed to after the accident. The state government had already informed her family.

“We don’t kill policemen except on special occasion", drama in Court as Notorious Robbers Beg for Amnesty

There was a mild drama at the office of the Lagos State Police Commissioner in Ikeja on Friday as three suspects, who were arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, were paraded before the House Committee on Police Affairs.
The suspects, Abiodun Ogunjobi, aka Godogodo; Felix Sunday, aka K Money; and Nwanyim Uche; pleaded for amnesty.

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DEMONIC: 7 People Brutally slaughtered On Maiduguri/Damaturu Road

In a shocking incident, seven people have already been reportedly killed Makintamari village in Kaga Local Government in Borno state over the Damaturu/Maiduguri road.

Based on eyewitnesses account, the travellers were beheaded with their heads placed on the lifeless bodies on the key road.

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Imagine: I Don’t Know Whether Boko Haram Leader Is Really Dead or Alive – Jonathan

Speaking on a nationwide radio/television programme Presidential media chat, which was monitored by Ọmọ Oódua blog,  President Jonathan revealed that just like majority of Nigerians who are puzzled by the validity of the death of Boko Haram leader, Shekau, as president, he does not know whether he is dead or alive. 

BOKO HARAM In his words, ‘I do not know whether he is dead or alive I don’t want to speculate’, Jonathan says in response to a question on whether Boko Haram leader, Shekau, is dead

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Gov. Fashola Ultimately Unveiles The Tallest Hotel In West Africa

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola, yesterday, unveiled the N30 billion tallest hotel in West Africa, the Intercontinental Lagos.  The hotel located at Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, is really a 23-storey building with 358 rooms, 37 suites and a presidential suite.

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Deacon Shoots Dead His Pastor While Preaching In Church

A pastor in Lake Charles, Louisiana was on Friday shot and killed as he preached in his church.
The man who shot him is allegedly Woodrow Karey, a 53-year-old deacon in the church. He is said to have called 911 and told the dispatcher what he had done.
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President: I never said I wouldn’t contest 2015 election

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said contrary to reports making the rounds, he had never at anytime promised that he would not contest the 2015 presidential election.
He also denied the claim by Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State that he signed an agreement with some Peoples Democratic Party governors for only one term in office. He challenged anybody with a copy of such agreement to produce it.
Jonathan was fielding questions from a panel of journalists during the Presidential Media Chat in Abuja on Sunday.
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‘I’m depressed’ , says Jonathan Goodluck

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday  had   an emergency meeting with service chiefs over the killing of  50 students of the  College of Agriculture  in Yobe State.
Jonathan  disclosed this while fielding questions during the Presidential Media Chat broadcast live on television stations. He had  earlier at the 53rd Independence Anniversary Interdenominational Church Service   at the National Christian Centre, Abuja, admitted that  activities of the sect  were depressing him and his administration.
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