Sunday, February 9, 2014

PHOTONEWS: Billionaire Entrepreneur, Aliko Dangote, On Hand To Woo Neighborhood Chiefs In Ibeju Lekki To Surrender Their Places

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Photos: Students of Baptist High School Osun protest wearing of Hijab by force

 Throughout the other day, students of Baptist High School in Iwo, Osun State, protested the wearing of  Hijab by Muslim students to their school. On Wednesday and Thursday the other day, the Christian students of the institution came within their choir robes, white garments, some in Masquerade attires, while others came in fetish looking apparel, registering their disapproval of the newly introduced school uniform policy by Osun State government allowing Muslim students to wear Hijab to Christian mission public schools. The Osun state government introduced the merger of most of schools a year ago causing a lot of problems. Continue to see more photos

Aregbesola, Omisore attend vigil over Osun gov poll

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, and Senator Iyiola Omisore on Saturday night stormed a popular prayer mountain at Otan Ayegbaju in Boluwaduro Local Government Area of the state to offer prayers to God.  The governor is a devout Muslim while Omisore is a Catholic. But both of them went to the prayer mountain, known as Oke Maria, for the annual pilgrimage and to pray to God to grant their desires.
Omisore attended the vigil after he had declared his governorship ambition at a well-attended ceremony in Osogbo where he levelled allegations of financial impropriety against Aregbesola.

Obama eases immigration rule in US for terrorist supporters

The Obama administration has eased the rules for would-be asylum-seekers, refugees and others who hope to come to the US or stay here and who gave "limited" support to terrorists or terrorist groups.

The change is one of President Barack Obama's first actions on immigration since he pledged during his state of the Union address to use more executive directives.  The department of homeland security and the state department now say that people considered to have provided "limited material support" to terrorists or terrorist groups are no longer automatically barred from the US.

Switzerland vote 'yes' for 'stop mass immigration' initiative, and set limits on immigration from EU

Swiss voters on Sunday backed proposals to reintroduce immigration quotas with the European Union, Swiss television reported - a result that calls into question bilateral accords with the EU and could irk multinational companies. Some 50.3 percent backed the "Stop mass immigration" initiative. The outcome obliges the government to turn the initiative into law withing three years. 

While neutral Switzerland is not a member of the EU, its immigration policy is based on free movement of citizens to and from the EU, with some exceptions, as well as allowing in a restricted number of non-EU citizens.
That pact on free movement of people, which came into force 12 years ago, was signed as part of a package of agreements with the EU, some of which could now be in danger of unravelling, to say nothing of the effect on a globally oriented economy that employs large numbers of foreign professionals.

Colourful Photos - 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony: let the Games begin

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony: let the Games begin

The XXII Olympic Winter Games are oficially opened in Sochi on Friday, February 7. The opening ceremony started exactly at 20:14 at Sochi's Fisht Stadium (16:14 GMT). The Olympic flag with five rings symbolising the unity of athletes around the world is solemnly hoisted and the Olympic flame is lit.

Update on US Fu*ck the EU Leak: US shouldn't interfere in EU-Ukraine relations – Rompuy on Nuland statement

Herman Van Rompuy

The European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy, has said in a live interview with the RTBF TV and Radio Company that recent statements by the US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland, about the European Union are unacceptable. Van Rompuy concedes that these comments should be considered in the context of a private telephone conversation, where they were actually made.

The EC President pointed out that the European Union has been pursuing the correct policy on Ukraine. “I don’t think our US colleagues should interfere in the EU policy”, he said.

Expect Project Delivery ,Quality service till our last day in Office, says Gov. Fashola

…As Governor urges restraint, tolerance among citizenry at 2014 CAN’s interdenominational service.

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN) on Saturday attended the 2014 Interdenominational Divine Service of the Lagos State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), declaring that residents would continue to witness the completion and commissioning of projects till his last day in office even as he advocated restraint and tolerance among the citizenry.

Aliko Dangote : What Nigeria Needs To Make Progress.

Nigerian Business mogul and Africa's richest man, Mr. Aliko Dangote, has called for the realisation of a healthy Nigerian society to enable the country advance forward as a developed sovereign nation.

Dangote, who spoke weekend at the Summit of the Private Sector Health Alliance while inaugurating the Nigeria Health Innovation Market, NHIM, Steering Committee, called for viable partnerships between the Nigerian private sector and Federal government to enable the country attain targets of the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs.

"There is no way we can progress without a healthy society even when you look at it from the business point of view. Having a very healthy society is very important and key for us to be able to move the country forward.
"I can see no reason why we cannot meet the targets of the MDGs, so the private sector must team up and partner with government so that we can deliver on our MDGs," he remarked.

Actor Cossy Orjiakor Involved In Vehicle Crash (Pic)

Nollywood actress, Cossy Orjiakor and her SUV car today had an accident but according to reports, the actress is in good condition.  The controversial actress  was said to be enjoying her car ride today, and went into heavy speed but before she could blink an eye, her SUV was in a ditch .

Stephanie Linus' foundation repair surgeries on 22 girls with VVF

It all started out as a passion to spread the word to as many people as possible on the dangers of Vesico Vaginal Fistula. Many years ago, as a student of the University of Calabar, Nollywood star actress Stephanie Linus heard about some young girls who had been forced into early marriage and were suffering the negative and embarrassing effects of VVF. The encounter lingered in her memory until she began to seek ways to raise awareness on the condition.

Imo state Gov. Rochas Okorocha mourns show promoter killed in Owerri

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, who met with late US-based promoter Prince Noel Tochukwu a day before he was shot dead in his hotel room, has reacted to the news of his killing, describing it as wicked and callous. In a record released via his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Sam Onwuemeodo, the governor called on law enforcement and other security agencies in the state to leave no stone unturned in getting to the root of the murder and ensure that most those involved in the killing are caught & brought to justice. He assured that most will be done to catch the late show promoter's killers

Prince Noel Tochukwu (pictured with Okorocha above) was shot dead in early hours of Tuesday morning February 4th in his room at Rapour Hotel in Owerri by unknown gunmen. No one has to date been arrested for his murder.

22-Year-Old Nigerian Stabbed In UK, Dies In Vehicle Accident While Hoping To Escape

A 22-year-old Nigerian man has died after being stabbed and crashing his car into a bus in the United Kingdom.

Babafemi Junaid, known as Femi, died after being found with stab wounds in a car which had collided with a bus.  Femi was found stabbed at about 17:30 GMT on Friday in Clapham Road, near Stockwell Tube station, south London, BBC reported.


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