Sunday, April 27, 2014

2015: GEJ, OBJ In Fresh Battle

Less than 10 months to the all-important 2015 general elections, there are strong indications that a fresh battle for supremacy has re-surfaced between President Goodluck Jonathan and former president

Olusegun Obasanjo.

The relationship between the two leaders has been replete with mutual suspicion and indifference on the part of the former leader in the affairs of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Obasanjo’s open letter to the president had been seen as the peak of the cold war.

Photos: Fuel Tanker Explosion That Caused Panic In Asokoro Place Of Abuja

An explosion due to fuel tanker at Rano Filling Station in Asokoro Area of Abuja on Friday night caused panic as residents thought it had been another bomb explosion.

UK, US join search for abducted schoolgirls

Britain and the United States of America have joined the search for the 234 schoolgirls abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno, by the Boko Haram sect, SUNDAY PUNCH can authoritatively report.
The girls were kidnapped in their hostel on April 14 after members of the sect, pretending to be soldiers, lured the pupils away from their hostel before setting it ablaze.

About 30 of the girls escaped from captivity while about a dozen, who fled into the bush when the sect attacked the school, have since returned to the school. The military had initially claimed that it had rescued all but 18 of the girls but the school principal, Asabe Kwabura, debunked the statement.

"Vice President Sambo’s Brother Dies In Car Crash "

One of Nigeria’s finest pilots, Captain Sabo Sambo, died on Sunday in an auto accident on the airport road in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Captain Sambo, 60, was the younger brother to the Vice President, Namadi Sambo.

He was on his way to catch a flight when his tire punctured. His car was said to have hit a tree and went up in flames.

South Korean PM resigns over ferry disaster that claimed 300 lives

South Korean Prime Minister, Chung Hong-won, this morning Sunday April 27th announced his resignation 11 days after a ferry carrying school children on a field trip to the island of Jeju capsized and sank, killing over 300 people. (See that here

PM Hong-won made the announcement at an emergency news conference that held in the country's capital, Seoul, early this morning, days after his government was fiercely criticized about how it responded to the disaster. The PM took responsibility for the slow response of the rescue operation..

Mulitple accident cause terrible traffic gridlock on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway

 Vehicular lockjam happens to be being experienced on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway particularly at the Shagamu axis. This is the result of a multiple accident that occured today involving a commercial bus, petroleum tanker and a trailer. 
Motorist are advised to utilize the Ofada road as it is the better alternative at the moment.
Another pic after the break.

Video: New bride hospitalized after 2 hour clim*x (VIDEO included)

South Africa celebrates 20 years anniversary of apartheid's end

South Africa on Sunday celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first ever all-race, democratic election that ended decades of sanctioned racial oppression under the apartheid system. The day will be marked by street parades, speeches, prayers, music and military salutes and displays. After the historic April 27, 1994, the day has been retained as a holiday and named Freedom Day.

President Jacob Zuma leads the main festivities at the Union Buildings, the seat of government in Pretoria, where generations of apartheid leaders penned many of the racial laws that South Africa's first black leader Nelson Mandela fought most of his life.

Graphic Video: This animal in human flesh has been arrested!

Lagos exemplary approach to food production

The recent disclosure by Lagos State government to expand its forays for enhanced agriculture productivity through the acquisition of farmland in Northern region of Nigeria for crop and livestock production is quite laudable and commendable. We recall that only recently the State acquired farmland in the States of Ogun and Osun as well as in the Federal Capital territory (FCT), Abuja for agricultural production. The State Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperative, Gbolahan Lawal made the disclosure while briefing the media on the activities of his ministry. He explained that the decision was reached owing to the shortage of arable land in Lagos State to boost food production.


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