Thursday, November 14, 2013

Nigerian socialite Taiwo Jamani dies in Dublin after assault by business partner

Nigerian socialite & business person Taiwo Jamani, 45, died yesterday November 13th about one month after he was attacked in Swords, Dublin by a business associate.


GEJ Ignores Commonwealth meeting for gov poll

President goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday said he abandoned the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka to campaign for the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Mr. Tony Nwoye, in the November 16 governorship election in Anambra State.

CBN Classifies 8 Nigerian Banks As TBTF "Too Big To Fail"

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank), Zenith Bank Plc, United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), Access Bank Plc, Skye Bank Plc, Ecobank Nigeria and Diamond Bank Plc have been designated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as “too big to fail”, owing to the fact that their failure could pose a systemic risk to the banking industry and the larger economy.


"You can’t Cajole me to Join your Party, I'm not a politician " Abubakar tells APC

A former Mind of State Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Thursday told the head of the All Progressives Congress he couldn't be wooed to participate in the party as he had never been a politician.
He made that disclosure once the leadership of the APC visited him in Minna, Niger State. Abubakar while talking to newsmen after his ending up in the APC control said,

“I am not a politician, I am not a partisan politician and I don’t need to be wooed.
“The APC leaders came to brief me on the amalgamation of the new party, how they are doing, how far they have gone and how things are moving. I have given them my dose of advice.”

We Want Our Power Back. - Northern Elders!

**the North must produce the president in 2015.
**we made a mistake by conceding power to the South in 1999.

The spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Professor Ango Abdullahi, has never left anybody in doubt about where he and his group stand on the issue of 2015 Presidency.
The group in a release, demanded that the North must produce the president in 2015. Speaking to newsmen, Prof Ango Abdullahi declared that, “there is no going back on the presidency returning to the North in 2015.”

Over 3000 US prisoners serving life without parole for doing almost nothing

More than 3,200 people in federal and state prisons are serving life without parole for nonviolent crimes in this country, according to a study released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union.

₦9m Fraud: Polish woman "Mrs. Dora Gilmaska", remanded in the custody for ‘abusing’ bail.

Justice Abubakar Umar of an FCT High Court on Thursday ordered a Polish woman, Mrs. Dora Gilmaska, be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission   till November 26.The judge gave the order after he withdrew the bail he granted Gilmaska because she failed on two occasions to look in court on her behalf trial.
“I remember that on September 26 the EFCC requested the bench warrant because the accused could not be located.  I issued a bench warrant on her behalf arrest,” he said.

Putin calls Assad on Geneva-2, chemical weapons destruction

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday held telephone talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and discussed Geneva peace conference, progress in chemical weapons destruction and humanitarian situation in Syria, the Kremlin press service reported.

Civilian drones over America cause various debates

On Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration released a project, the so-called roadmap. The main aim of it is to integrate drones into civilian airspace by 2015. However, the roadmap has caused strong reactions among privacy advocates.

Pix Post: Students Burn-down Asa Block At IMT In Enugu To Avoid Malpractice Punishment

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Pixs: Obasanjo Visits Ex--British PM Tony Blair At His Residence

PDP chieftain spoke on'Financing in Africa'at the seminar and also had time to see former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair at his residence to have a tea with him.

Obasanjo participated in the panel of discussion for the sixth of White and Case's Autumn Conference series, which he chaired. The panel extensively dissected'The Impact of Natural Resources Discoveries'in Africa.


#SadNews: Fire razes Jos building, food market

An early morning inferno on Wednesday gutted the Katako Market in Jos, the Plateau State capital, destroying goods worth millions of naira.  Our correspondent gathered that the inferno started at about 1am on Wednesday and lasted for some a few hours. Most of the items destroyed by the fire were building materials, food items, household items and fairly used clothes. The Director of Fire Service, Plateau State Command, Mr. Michael Dung, who confirmed the incident, said the cause of the fire had yet to be established. He described it as a sad development. Dung said, “When we got the news of the outbreak of fire at the market, our men immediately mobilised to the scene  with six fire trucks and it took us about eight hours to put out the fire. He said investigations were ongoing to determine the immediate cause of the fire.
A similar fire razed the Jos Main Market in 2002, but 11 years after, the market has yet to be rebuilt.

R.I.P: Father of Governor Ibrahim Shema Is Dead!

The father of Katsina State Governor, Ibrahim Shema, has passed away.Alhaji Shehu Shema, a player and notable neighborhood leader, died at the National Hospital in Abuja on Nov 11, 2013, Wednesday, after having a short illness. He died at the age of 86. President Goodluck Jonathan has delivered a condolence message to Governor Shema advocating him to thank Lord over his father's long and fulfilled life.
“The Leader feels that in driving on at the grand senior years of 86, Alhaji Shehu can go back to his Manufacturer in peace and satisfaction having made valuable offspring such as for instance Governor Shema who will proudly keep on his heritage of valuable and selfless service to their neighborhood, state and nation,” Jonathan said in a record signed by his special adviser on press and coverage, Dr. Reuben Abati.


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