Wednesday, July 23, 2014

APC petitions Jonathan, alleges plot to kill Aregbesola

The All Progressives Congress has petitioned President Goodluck Jonathan over an alleged plot to assassinate Governor Rauf Aregbesola. Also, the party alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party was planning to arrest its notable leaders ahead of the August 9 governorship election.


When impeachment wave blows, Enugu Deputy Gov. to be served notice for rearing chickens in Govt house

 22 out of the 24 members of the Enugu State House of Assembly yesterday July 22nd passed a resolution to serve the state deputy Governor, Sunday Onyebuchi, an impeachment notice over allegations of operating a commercial poultry farm within his official quarters in the state capital. 

According to the lawmakers, the state deputy governor's action contravenes their Feb 12 2013 resolution which 'prohibited the maintenance and operation of a commercial livestock and poultry farms within residential neighborhoods in Enugu Metropolis in promotion of public health standards'.

They say an earlier directive by the state Governor, Chime Sullivan, to have the said poultry relocated by relevant ministry officials was disobeyed by the deputy governor who afterwards resorted to inviting pressmen to castigate the Governor. Continue...

Russia Offers Help to Negotiate Gaza Truce

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday offered help to mediate a truce between the armed Palestinian group Hamas and Israel, which has expanded its military campaign in the Gaza Strip by launching a ground offensive.
Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed in a phone call the ongoing Israeli offensive against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that so far has killed more than 600 Palestinians, including at least 152 children and 82 women.
“The Russian president stressed that continued military action in the Gaza Strip is leading to a dramatic deterioration of the humanitarian situation, to deaths and suffering of civilians,” the Kremlin said in a statement.

Defence ministry cant find body of technician who died in Mi-15 crash

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters says the human body of the technician who was killed in the Airforce Mi-35 crash on Monday in Bama, Borno state is missing. A statement on the website reads;
"Only one body has so far been recovered from the site of the crashed Air Force Helicopter.  The body of the technician who is the third member of the crew is yet to be located.  He is therefore declared Missing in Action until found. Rescue team continues the search in the vicinity of the scene of the accident".
One pilot was recused alive, while the body of the second pilot has been recovered.

Security man allegedly commits suicide at popular fast food joint in Akute

Among the security men at a well known junk food joint in Alagbole, Akute, a Lagos/Ogun suburb committed suicide in the early hours of today, Wednesday July 23rd. The security man whose name the organization management chose never to disclose, allegely hanged himself inside the kitchen of the junk food joint before it opened for business today.

The middle aged security man was said to have deleted all his phone contacts which made it  difficult to get hold of his relatives. His body was removed this afternoon around 3:10pm from the eatery and taken up to the mortuary. See an image of his corpse being removed after the break.

Kaduna‬ Blasts: Terrorists out for sectional divisions - GEJ

President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned today's bombings in Kaduna said to have targeted former Head of State General Muhammadu Buhari (rtr) and prominent Islamic Cleric Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi.
Presidential spokesman, in a statement, said Jonathan denounced the dastardly targeting of the prominent political and religious leaders by terrorists and enemies of the nation "in an odious attempt to inflame passions and exacerbate disquiet, fear, insecurity and sectional divisions in the country". 

Fashola warns LASTMA, KAI against extortion of Lagosians

The Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola, has warned officials of the Lagos State Transport Management Authority, LASTMA, and Kick Against Indiscipline, KAI, to desist from extorting money from Lagos residents under the guise of carrying out their duties.

Mr. Fashola, who spoke to the officers over the weekend, urged them to always discharge their responsibilities in a way that would not portray the state in a bad light.
“Your primary responsibility is to move traffic. If you have to make a choice between moving traffic and letting an offender go, let the offender go. I don’t need him; we need to keep traffic moving because moving traffic is the economy,” Mr. Fashola told the LASTMA officers.

Young man in search of his family is shot dead by an Isreali sniper (Graphic)

 This is the heartbreaking moment a young Palestinian man looking for his family  was shot by an Israeli sniper .The sad footage was captured by Muhammad Abdellah, an activist from the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement…

His team came across the young Palestinian man, who told them he was looking for his family, and that they followed him in an attempt to help him find his relatives.As they tried to make their way across a heavily damaged area, shots suddenly rang out.

Chidoka named aviation minister, Oyeyemi becomes FRSC boss

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday named the former Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr. Osita Chidoka, as the new Minister of Aviation.
He also named a former lecturer at the University of Abuja, Dr. Suleman Abubakar, as the Minister of National Planning and Deputy Chairman of the National Planning Commission.
Jonathan made the announcement after the swearing in of the two new ministers shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting.

IMF Cautions US over Adverse Economic Impact of Ukraine, Mideast Crises.

- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday warned the United States of possible economic risks linked to the increasing geopolitical tensions surrounding Ukraine and Iraq.

In its annual report on the world’s biggest economy, the IMF said there exists a likelihood of a sharp escalation in the conflict surrounding Ukraine, as well as heightened geopolitical risk in the Middle East, which could lead to oil price spikes and disruptions in global financial, trade and commodity markets.

Russian Journalists Union Calls Sanctions Against Heads of Media Absurd

The list of Russian journalists banned from working in Ukraine is absurd and international community is most likely to condemn it, Russian Union of Journalists Chairman Vsevolod Bogdanov told RIA Novosti Wednesday.

“I do not believe that Europe or international community will take this absurd proposal positively,” he said.
Earlier on Wednesday, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk ordered to create a list of Russian citizens and companies that in Kiev’s opinion directly or indirectly support "terrorists" in the east.
The list compiled by Ukraine’s Interior Ministry includes the head of Russia’s Channel One Konstantin Ernst, director general of the VGTRK media holding Oleg Dobrodeev, heads of TNT, NTV, Ren-TV, Star TV and Life News as well as Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, who was mistakenly named the chairman of TVC TV channel board.

597 Palestinians, One-Quarter Children, Killed in Israel’s Military Op in Gaza

Israel's Operation Protective Edge and ground invasion into the Gaza Strip has killed at least 597 Palestinians, including 152 children and 82 women, Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, a nongovernmental organization based in the Gaza Strip, said in its most recent reports.
“According to the field investigations by Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, as of 1 p.m. [10:00 GMT] today, on Tuesday 22 July 2014, at least 597 Palestinians have been verified as killed by the IOF [Israeli occupation forces]; including 152 children and 82 women,” the report said.

When He Ordered His Men To Stone Us, No One Talked, Al-Makura Will Be Impeached — Nasarawa Assembly

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly, yesterday revealed that they won’t stop their impeachment processes against their state governor, Tanko Al-Makura despite firm protests from citizens of the state.

The House Committee on Information Chairman, Baba Ibaku told Vanguard that they will make sure the impeachment was carried out so as not be seen as liars, and said that the mass protest were boys of the governor who where paid to make noise and out the state in crisis.

Boko Haram Insurgency Forced Two Million People Into Bauchi

Bauchi State Governor, Isa Yuguda, on Tuesday revealed that the activities of the dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram in the Northern part of the country have forced about two million displaced poeple into the state.
The governor made the revelation while speaking to Daily Trust reporter after President Goodluck Jonathan meeting with the parents of the abducted school girls from Government Day Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.

Gen. Buhari Survives Bomb Explosion In Kaduna

* Gen. Buhari
Latest reports coming in from northern Nigeria suggest that Nigeria’s former Head of State, Gen Muhamadau Buhari was the target of one of the bomb attacks that happened in Kaduna on Wednesday, 23 July, 2014.

Sahara Reporters reports that a source close to Buhari informed that a second bomb explosion that rocked the Kawo bus station in Kaduna today appeared to have targeted Buhari’s convoy.

15 Homes, Properties Worth Millions of Naira Damaged as High Tension Wire Fell in Lagos

A high tension wire that fell on top of several houses caused extensive fire catastrophe in Ejigbo area of Lagos State, western Nigeria, last night.

15 Houses, Properties Worth Millions of Naira Destroyed After High Tension Wire Fall in Lagos
Residents gathered in front of the house where Baba Sadiq man was electrocuted
PM News reports that the incident occurred at about 11 p.m. when a heavy rainstorm started sweeping away everything in its path including high tension wire that have fallen off the loose wooden poles. According to the residents of Ejigbo area, one of the locals,  Baba Sadiq, who tried to save his family was electrocuted to death, at least 15 houses was razed down and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed.

Ritualists Den Discovered In Forest Near Ife Ibadan Expressway In Osun State -

July 23, 2014 – Mansion Built By Ritualists Found Inside Thick Forest In Iwaro, Osun State
Ritualists Den Found Inside Thick Forest Near Ife Ibadan Expressway, Osun State
Yet another ritualist den has been uncovered in a mansion built inside a thick forest in Iwaro village near Ipetumodu in Ife North LGA of Osun state.
The thick forest on Ife/Ibadan Expressway, was said to be traced to a young man who had been arrested by police from Ipetumodu and taken to the Criminal Investigations Department of the state Police Command in Osogbo, the state capital.

Over 50 Feared Dead As Passenger Plane Crashes in Taiwan

Over 50 were killed after a plane crash landed in Taiwan, according to Taiwanese media reports. Seven people were reportedly injured in the crash.  According to Taiwan’s Civil aeronautics Administration Shen Chi, 51 people are dead and seven people injured. While the local fire chief put death toll at 45.

Asari-Dokubo's Group Warns Northerners To Vacate The South

The Mujahid Dokubo-Asari-led Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Front, NDPSF has warned Northerners living in the South to leave the region.

This is coming on the heels of a 2-week ultimatum given by a group of Northern youthsunder the aegis of Arewa Youth Development Foundation (AYDF), to Southerners currently living in the North, to relocate to their respective states.
According to National Mirror report, the Asari-led group who said the southerners are not slaves to the north, called for a ‘Republic of Niger Delta’.

North Gets 60% Of Our Donations - British High Commissioner to Nigeria

British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Andrew Pocock yesterday revealed that out of all the British government’s donation to Nigeria, 60% are allocated to the Northern part of the nation.

Mr pocock explained the reason behind such high donations for the north, he said Britain really wants the development of the northern region, He said: “60 per cent of the British development assistance that we put into this country comes into the Northern Nigeria”.

3-Man Car-Snatching thieves Nabbed

The Lagos State Anti-Robbery Patrol Team has arrested three young men infamous for snatching exotic cars around Victoria Island, Lekki and Ajah axis of Lagos State.

The three man gang,  Rasheed Yusuf, 20, Ade Yemi, 22, and Toyin Ajayola, 22, according to Vanguard, operate using charms, guns and other ammunition which were in their possession at the point they were arrested. Although the policemen attached to the Bar Beach Police Station around the area arrested the trio, two of the gang (Ade and Toyin) escaped but were later re-arrested at a face-off with the policemen around Cowrie Bridge outward Victoria Island on Monday night after they newly snatched a taxi at Orile Iganmu area of Lagos state.

Loud Explosion In Kaduna, Many Feared Dead

A blast has reportedly rocked central Kaduna on Wednesday, July 23, with scores feared killed.
Premium Times refers to the words provided by a tragedy witness. The explosion was said to have occurred in the afternoon along Isa Kaita road leading to the popular Murtala Square.

Bukky Wright’s 2nd Marriage Has Crashed, Husband, Wale Onitiri Sends Her Packing

Popular Nollywood actress Bukky Wright’s second marriage to a New Jersey-based socialite Adewale Onitiri has crashed.

The 4-year-old marriage has ended on the ground of mistrust and infidelity.

The crack in the marriage became apparent when Bukky returned to Nigeria after her marriage to continue with her acting career and business.

Adewale Onitiri whose first wife died of cancer few years ago stayed back in Trenton, NJ where he got married to Bukky Wright to take care of the children from his first marriage.

Video Post: Nationalist & Communist Politicians Brawl In Ukraine Parliament

EFCC set to declare Nyako wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has concluded arrangements to declare the impeached Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, wanted.  The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, made this known to   one of our correspondents in a telephone interview in Abuja on Tuesday.
Uwujaren explained that the commission was set to do so   because Nyako had been elusive since his removal by the members of the state House of Assembly last week. 
He said, “Since Nyako was removed, he has been elusive. So the commission has devised a strategy to declare him wanted. The commission is planning to declare him wanted.”

We Are Winning War Against Boko Haram, -- Army Chief

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, said on Tuesday in Lagos that the Army was winning the war against insurgency in the country.
Minimah spoke at 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Bonny Camp, Victoria Island, during his maiden tour of the Army formations.


US Senators Call for New Sanctions on Russia

US senators called on their President Barack Obama to impose new sanctions against Russia, specifically the energy, finance and defense sectors of Russia’s economy, a letter from the senators addressed to the US president said.
“We urge you to implement your power in order to impose broader sanctions against Russia’s defense sector immediately, including state company Rosoboronexport. Russians must stop providing weapons, equipment and training to separatists in eastern Ukraine. We also urge you to consider further sanctions targeting energy, finance and other sectors of Russian economy,” the letter said.

Russia Hands Data on MH17 Crash to EC, Awaits Reaction - Russia's EU Envoy

Russia’s envoy to the European UnionVladimir Chizhov

BRUSSELS, July 23 (RIA Novosti) — Russia handed all of its Defense Ministry’s data on the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine to the European Union, but has seen no reaction yet, Russia’s envoy to the European UnionVladimir Chizhov said Wednesday.
“We handed it [data] on Tuesday, as soon as we got it in writing in Russian and English. We forwarded it to all the people concerned,” Chizhov told journalists in Brussels.
“There has been no reaction so far,” Chizhov added.

British Cannibal Nurse, Dale Bolinger about To Eat Girl As Food Convicted

British Cannibal Nurse, Dale Bolinger Planning To Eat Girl As Food Convicted

A British nurse with a cannibalism fetish, Dale Bolinger, 58, who fantasized about killing and eating a 14-year-old girl, has been convicted on Monday of sexual grooming.

Bolinger was found guilty at Canterbury Crown Court of attempting to meet an underage girl following sexual grooming, an offence which carried a maximum sentence of 10 years.


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