Sunday, February 9, 2014
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.
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
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.
2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony: let the Games begin
Update on US Fu*ck the EU Leak: US shouldn't interfere in EU-Ukraine relations – Rompuy on Nuland statement
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.
…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.
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.
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.
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.
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.