Thursday, April 3, 2014

RIP: Jim Iyke's mum dies (PHOTOS)

 Nollywood actor Jim Iyke is currently grieving over the loss of his mother. The actor lost his mother, Mrs Esomugha, on 1st of April, 2014. Report says she had been having serious health challenges for some time. She visited India for treatment before finally passing away.

Fayose’s thug shot APC member —Fayemi campaigner

The Director General of Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation, Mr. Bimbo Daramola, on Thursday alleged that some suspected political thugs, said to be part of the crowd of supporters that followed former Governor Ayo Fayose, when he returned to Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, shot a member  of the All Progressives Congress.
Fayose is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State.

CANFAB full of sleepy old men –Kalu

A former Abia State governor, Orji Kalu, has described the ongoing National Conference in Abuja as a home to old men who do not have the strength to decide the future of the nation.
Speaking at the Centenary Lecture organised by the Oyo State branch of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Kalu, who delivered a lecture titled, ‘Nigeria: A Nation in Quest of Credible Leadership’, said Nigeria would not move forward unless the first generation leaders withdrew gradually from politics.

Obanikoro Has Invaded Lagos with heavily armed Soldiers Says Fashola

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola on Wednesday said that Minister of State for Defence Senator Musliu Obanikoro has invaded Lagos with heavily armed soldiers to stop the state from delivering on its housing projects to the people of the state.
Fashola made the observation at an occasion to mark his 2,500 days in office. He alleged that Obanikoro, a few days ago, accompanied by some soldiers, stormed the site of the Illubirin Housing scheme in Lagos Island, where the state government is planning 1,188 flats.

EFCC drills Stella Oduah over bulletproof scandal

Former Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, was yesterday April 2nd invited by men of the Intelligence and Special Operations Unit of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, where she was subjected to a 5-hour question drill as regards the $1.6m BMW bullet-proof car purchase scandal that rocked the Aviation Ministry when she served as Minister of Aviation.

Oduah, who arrived the Idiagbon House Headquarters' of the EFFC office in Abuja at about 10.05am, was there till about 3pm.

Congolese student plunges to death in US over Marijuana overdose.

A kid who couldn't handle weed died on March 11th after plunging from a hotel balcony in Colorado.

According to Denver Medical examiner, 19 year old exchange student from Republic of Congo, Levi Thamba Pongi (pictured above) jumped to his death after eating a marijuana cookie that his friend legally purchased in one  of Colorado's recreational pot shops, marking the very first time since recreational marijuana was legalized in their state that eating pot was listed as a “contributing factor” is someone's death.
His friends told investigators that Pongi ate the cookie and "exhibited hostile behavior" that included pulling things off walls and speaking erratically. Attempts by the three friends to calm Pongi did actually work until he went outside and jumped off the balcony railing, based on the report.

The late teen have been visiting Colorado with friends while on Spring Break in March. Investigators think that Levi and his companions made the visit to Colorado specifically to sample the state's legally available marijuana, including pot cookies.

But the trip ended with Levi Thamba plunging off a Holiday Inn balcony after experiencing a bad reaction to consuming a pot cookie, authorities say.

Boat carrying 28 passengers capsize in Ikorodu, 8 dead

 A ferry carrying 28 people yesterday around 8.30 capsized in a Lagoon in Majidun part of Ikorodu in Lagos, leaving 8 people dead, 12 rescued and 6 yet to be accounted for. All the occupants of the boat were working class people have been heading home after the close of work.

The ferryboat which fit in with Bell Marine Company began its journey from Ebute-Ero under the Eko Bridge around 6pm and headed for Ikorodu when it hit a stone and capsized.

Lagos Court orders FG, police, to pay Sanusi ₦50million damages

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the Federal Government and the Nigerian police to pay for suspended Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, N50million as exemplary damages for unlawfully detaining him and seizing his passport on February 20th. The court also asked the authorities to immediately return his passport and warned them against arresting or harassing him again.

544 Nigerians "voluntarily" Return From Switzerland – Swiss Govt

The Swiss Federal Office of Migration (FOM) says a total of 544 Nigerian nationals previously living in Switzerland returned home in 2013 under its Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme (VRRP).

This is contained in a statement issued by the FOM at the end the 5th Meeting of the Technical Committee for the Swiss-Nigerian migration partnership on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to the statement, Nigeria is the third main country of origin for asylum seekers in Switzerland in 2013 with 1,764 asylum applications.

Ex-NAFDAC DG Mrs Dora Akunyili spooted at Confab looking 'gorgeous'

Mrs Dora Akunyili looking nothing can beat her old self at the ongoing National Conference in Abuja. Mrs Akunyili confirmed a week ago that she just arrived on the scene of a serious illness but was well and just needed time to put up some weight.


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