Saturday, May 17, 2014
The Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, has accused the Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, of betraying him after he recommended him to President Goodluck Jonathan for ministerial appointment.
He stated that Wike, a two-term Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Council of Rivers state, had sworn with the names of his children never to betray him (Amaechi), but could not act as a gentleman.
Amaechi, who is also the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), stated these yesterday at the Government House, Port Harcourt, when his Ikwerre kinsmen and prominent Ikwerre monarchs visited him under the auspices of the Supreme Council of Ikwerre Traditional Rulers.
"In all cities of Lugansk region, public movements have become more active which are preparing documents for the Lugansk Peoples Republic," the spokesman, Vasily Nikitin, told a news conference.
"A state must be based on law. Work is underway on documents on forming and structuring the government, including the constitution and declaration," he said.
"There will very shortly be a large-scale assembly of the population of the Lugansk People's Republic for electing an interim parliament," Interfax reports.
An unidentified young man in Ilobu community, in the Irepodun LGA of Osun State, was found head deep in a grave in the early hours of Wednesday May 14th, after allegedly attempting to cut off the head of a corpse, buried in Tonto compound in the area, Saturday Tribune reports
The suspect’s accomplices fled in terror after seeing half his body get stuck mysteriously in the grave. His death has generated concern among the terrified residents of the Ilobu community.
It was gathered that the victim and his partners in crime allegedly came to Tonto compound in the early hours of Wednesday with a plot to exhume the corpse of an aged woman and sever her decomposed head, allegedly for ritual purposes. Continue...
Find a statement from the school's PRO, Olusola Emiola, below
The protest by male students on campus on Wednesday 14, May 2014 had nothing to do with religion. A certain man, a non student was apprehended by our security personnel for trying to bring prohibited items into the school. After much interrogation, he mentioned the names of the culprits involved. An official went to the male hostel to get the students mentioned, one of whom was praying in the hostel.
Margaret, who was one of the biggest actresses in the South-East, was based in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State, and was a very popular and active member in the industry and would be remembered for her roles in some Ibibio indigenous movies like ‘Eka Abasi’, a blockbuster epic local movie.
It took me quite a long time to buy into the speculation that Nadia Buari and Jim Iyke were not only banging mates, but were truly in a relationship. Even when my sources close to Nadia Buari confirmed to me that she was in a real relationship with Jim Iyke, I just couldn’t bring myself to accept this—and always wondered how Nadia Buari was going to handle Jim Iyke’s temper.
I only truly accepted that their relationship was real when my sources at a hotel they both stayed in at East Legon (a place I’ve stayed before) also mentioned that, Jim and Nadia were hiding there in one room—splashing what seems like love all over the place…But that was then!
Shema also said that the state had so far constructed 500 mosques and rehabilitated a number of others in the 34 local government areas of the state.
He said that the gesture was part of the administration’s commitment to providing enabling environment for worshipping of the Almighty God.
Blessing Isanbor a victim of domestic violence. Shot at close range in the face by her younger sister's policeman boyfriend! She had surgery 2day after waiting 2yrs. I believe God for a successful surgery and her full recovery.. She will need to have her jaw reconstructed amongst other things...
Indications have emerged that the authorities of the Nigerian military are responding to the threat of sabotage and leakage of information to insurgents in the North East.
Saturday PUNCH’s investigation revealed that the military had assigned two major agencies, the Nigeria Intelligence Agency and the Directorate of Military Intelligence to monitor troop movements and telephone conversations especially in the mission area.
A security source said on Thursday that the military leadership had been discreetly investigating suspected incidents of information leakage and inappropriate conduct during the operation.
Testifying on Thursday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the US Air Force Chief of staff, Gen. Mark Welsh III, said, “We’re now looking at a military force that is, quite frankly, becoming afraid to even engage. The United States doesn’t have the capacity, the capability to go rescue every kidnapped person around the world.”
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The people of Ilobu, headquarters of Irepodun Local Government Area of Osun State, yesterday woke up to be confronted by a bizarre development as the body of a young man, simply identified as Abdullahi, was found in a grave where he was allegedly attempting to cut off and exhume the skull of a corpse buried not long ago.