Monday, July 28, 2014

Photo: 2 Nigerians Arrested For Protesting Corruption In Ghana

2 Nigerian guys based in Ghana were arrested last week for joining Ghanaians in a street protest over corruption in Ghana.

According to Sahara Reporters, the demonstrators were protesting corruption, a failing economy, and a high cost of living but police said foreigners have no right to join in a protest of that nature.

Ebola: Liberia Closes Most Border Points

Most border crossings in Liberia have now been closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to attempt to halt the spread of the virus.  Screening centres is also being setup at the few major entry points that may remain open, including the main airport. 
Meanwhile, Nigeria largest's airline, Arik Air, has suspended all flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone after having a man with Ebola flew to Nigeria last week.

Two female terrorists bomb Kano

Two female suicide bombers struck in numerous areas of Kano on Monday, killing   and injuring many on each day Muslim faithful thronged the prayer grounds in the town to observe the Eid-el-Fitri.  The initial attack took place at about 10am on a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Mega station   at Hotoro Quarters along Maiduguri Road. The 2nd was at about 1.40pm at the Trade Fair Complex entrance on Zoo Road.

But there have been conflicting figures on the amounts of the killed and injured.  Only on Sunday, a bomber hurled explosives at worshippers in a Catholic church in the town, killing five and wounding eight. Exactly the same day,   a 15-year-old female suicide bomber killed herself while trying to a target some police officers.

Lawmaker offers scholarships to undergraduates, postgraduates

Chairman, Senate Committee on Special Duties, Senator Clever Ikisipo has given scholarships to about 145 students in various institutions of higher learning.
The beneficiaries, drawn from his senatorial districts of Ogbia, Brass and Nembe areas of Bayelsa State, comprised 135 undergraduates and 10 postgraduate students.

We have insiders in commercial banks ─ Suspected fraudsters

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested three suspected fraudsters who allegedly specialised in withdrawing money from people’s bank accounts.  Our correspondent learnt that the suspects ─ Kola Osho, Oyedepo Adesola and Kola Ademola ─ were apprehended by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the Pipeline area, Abule-Egba, Lagos.

It was gathered that the suspects were apprehended after a tip-off had reached the police that some fraudsters were lurking at the location.  Our correspondent further learnt that while Adesola and Ademola were arrested on Wednesday, July 23, Osho was arrested the following day.

What fruit and vegetables can do

Protection from allergies: Make sure you’re eating your apples with the skin on — it contains an antioxidant that has antihistamine properties. One study even found that people who eat five apples a week have better lung function than people who don’t.
Lower blood pressure: Not only can foods rich in potassium lower blood pressure, you can get the benefits without eating bananas all day. In fact, bananas don’t even rank in the top 10 of best sources of potassium — instead, reach for baked sweet potatoes, beet greens, winter squash, prune juice and carrot juice.

Task force men beat tricycle rider to coma

Some tricycle task force officials in Akwa Ibom State on Monday beat up a 32-year old tricycle rider, Mr. Sunday Okon, to coma over arguments on the sales of tickets on public holidays.
The incident occurred around the Pepperoni area of Abak Road, Uyo at 12.50pm.
It was learnt that Okon refused to pay for the tickets on the strength that Monday had been declared a public holiday by the Federal Government.

The sun sets soon for the PDP and the party’s end will be ugly – Tinubu

A former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has predicted that the end of the Peoples Democratic Party will be disgraceful.
He alleged that the impeachment of some All Progressive Congress governors was an attempt to turn Nigeria into a one-party state but vowed that the PDP’s joy over the impeachment would be short-lived.

#3 of Top 10 Signs You’ve Been In Nigeria For Too Long

3. You are now used to Nigerian Foods

Nigerian foods are very delicious but most foreigners find it disgusting when they arrive. When you discover that you are now okay with Nigerian foods, in fact you eat Pounded yam and Efo riro like you are from Ekiti State, it means you have stayed too long in Nigeria and you are now a confirm ‘Naija’ person.


#4 of Top 10 Signs You’ve Been In Nigeria For Too Long

4. You Speak in Naija slangs

When you’ve stayed in Nigeria long enough you learn the use of slangs. We use them often times to make our conversations unintelligible to people outside of your discussion circle. Kids use them to communicate in the presence of their parents and so on. Some include ‘para’ for angry,  ‘egunje’ for bribe, ‘gbagaun’ for grammatical errors, ‘gbedu’ for music,  etc.


10 Signs You’ve Been In Nigeria For Too Long

 See more bellow.

Weed Control Method Helps Bauchi Maize Farmers Record 100% Yield

Maize Farmers in Bauchi State had been recording 100 percent yield per hectare in the past three years as a result of adopting striga weed control techniques introduced in 2011, Programme Manager of Bauchi State Agricultural Development Programme (BSADP), Dr Iliyasu Gital has disclosed.

Aaccording to him, the techniques had helped control damage done to crops by triga weed, a specie of parasitic plant that suffocates and destroys crops.  He said the techniques, namely crop rotation, mixed cropping and the application of viral powder, were copied from Kenya, and had proved to be very effective.

Ebola: Envoy, 58 persons had contacts with dead Liberian

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris
The Lagos State Government said on Monday that it had identified no fewer than 59 people who had contacts with the Liberian who died of Ebola Virus in the state, Mr Patrick Sawyer.
Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, said at a news conference in Ikeja that the contact tracing became imperative to ascertain any possible transmission of the virus by the victim.

I Want To Make Delta Nigeria’s Best Developed State – Okocha

Candidate contesting for the Delta State gubernatorial seat, Mr. Peter Okocha, has said he is vying for the position in order to return the state to its pacesetter status in the league of states in the country.

“Coming from a private sector, my exposure as an international businessman and my sojourn through extensive political experience, which I gained during the Shagari administration, has prepared me to give my best to Delta State if given the opportunity,” Okocha told Vanguard.

Seven Killed, three Injured In Kogi Crash

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Sunday, confirmed the death of seven persons in a multiple road accident which occurred on the Ankpa-Anyingba road in Kogi.

Confirming this in Lokoja, Kogi Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr Godwin Omiko said three other persons were critically injured in the crash.
“Five of the accident victims were lucky as they escaped unhurt,” said Omiko over the telephone.
According to him, the accident which happened late Saturday evening involved three private cars and a motorcycle.
“The cars included two Honda Accord cars, with registration numbers FCT  ABJ 775 GB and Lagos GGE 715 CQ, and a Sienna LE car with registration number KNA 52 LG,’’ the FRSC official said.
Omiko said a total of 15 people were involved in the accident while those who died included five male adults and two female adults.

7 Vital reasons to start saving money

Sometimes it can feel like your money goes much quicker than it comes and you can’t save. In fact, every person can save money no matter how much they earn each month. It’s so easy and fun to spend money but it’s so hard to save them. You might think that you don’t have anything to save, however a little budgeting can go a long way. Check out a few crucial reasons you should start saving money.

Pres. GEJ condemns terror attack in Kano, Adamawa & Cameroon

Find the State House press statement below...
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan wholeheartedly condemns the recent terrorist attacks in Kano and Adamawa States as well as the kidnap of the Lamido of Kolofata in Northern Cameroon, Lamido Seini Lamine and the wife of the Vice Prime Minister of Cameroon.
The President describes as shocking, callous and reprehensible the multiple bomb blasts that occurred in Kano within 24 hours, and the unrelenting attacks by the Boko Haram at a time the Muslim faithful are observing the holy festival of Eid el Fitri.  

Navy Arrest 25, Seize 2 Vessels In Bayelsa

25 persons suspected to have been involved in illegal bunkering and crude oil theft along the waterways of Brass In Bayelsa State have been arrested by the Nigerian Navy. Two vessels were also seized.

According to the Navy, the two seized vessels identified as MV Hanan and MV Alezza Lilah, had 14 Nigerians, One Ghanaian and a Cameroonian on board with over 300,000 metric tonnes of stolen crude oil.
In a statement issued at the weekend, during the handing over ceremony, Navy Commanding Officer, FOB FORMOSO, Captain Noel Madugu said the MV HANAN L had nine crew on board, all Nigerians, MV ALEZZA LILAH had 16-member crew comprising 14 Nigerians, one Ghanian and one Cameroonian.
“The MV HANAN L was intercepted by NNS Obula at 23 nautical miles, South West of Pennington when her actions became suspicious.The vessel with her crew of nine persons was arrested owing to the presence of Automotive Gas Oil on board,” said Navy Capt. Madugu.

Video: Meet Cyclops Baby Sheep Born With One Eye

 Meet a mutant lamb born that was born with only one eye and shocked all farmer in the area, Turkey.

Initially footage of one-eyed baby sheep emerged on Youtube and is now making rounds on the Internet. The details concerning the birth of the so-called cyclops lamb are sketchy, all that is known is that the lamb was born at a farm in Turkey.
Video after the break.

Premature Baby Girl Whose Mother Died In Airstrike Delivered By C-Section

An unborn Palestinian baby girl whose mother died in an Israeli airstrike was saved by doctors.

The premature baby girl was delivered from her dead mother’s womb by emergency caesarean section.
It was gathered that the girl’s mother did not survive an Israeli airstrike that took place exactly when Muslims in Palestine started celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

APC vs GEJ: “The World Is Watching You” – APC Tells President Jonathan

President Jonathan, Lai Mohammed
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked President Jonathan to put his words about free and fair elections in the country into concrete actions and ensure that the elections are not marred by the intimidation and harassment of opposition party members and supporters.

This was made known in a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed asking the president to prevent deliberate disenfranchisement of voters, which hallmarked the Anambra and Ekiti gubernatorial elections, among others during the election.

S/East APC Gives FG Knocks Over Abandonment Of Enugu Coal Deposit

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has expressed concern over the listing of Enugu State among the ‘parasitic’ states contributing nothing to the Federation Account, in spite of the massive coal deposit worth billions of dollars in the state yet to be explored.

Abuja based Cleric Predicts another Bomb Strike In Abuja, Plane Crash Concerning Govs

The General Overseer of God of Champion Royal Assembly, Abuja, Brother Joshua Iginla, has prophesied that a lower rank officer of the Nigerian Army will shoot Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, before arresting him.

According to The Sun, Iginla reminded members of his congregation of an earlier prophecy he gave about the Nigerian Air Force helicopter that crashed in the Southern part of Bama, Borno State, wherein he prophesied that there would be survivors three months ago.
The Abuja-based cleric also called on the country’s security apparatus to tighten security in the nation’s capital between today and Wednesday.
He said,

We Must Not Give Up On Nigeria – Tinubu

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Monday urged the Muslim Ummah to imbibe the lessons learnt during the holy month of Ramadan.

He made the call in his Sallah message to Muslims in the country. Tinubu also urged them to continue to pray for the unity of the country.

Confab Report Not Ready As Leadership Postpones Resumption Date By 7 days

Plans by the leadership of the National Conference to reconvene August 4, 2014 to consider and approve the final report of the conference for presentation to President Goodluck Jonathan, has been dashed following the extension of the resumption date by one week.

Following the secretariat’s inability to conclude its work, Chairman of the conference, Justice Idris Kutigi (retd), cancelled the earlier resumption date as delegates are to resume on August 11.
The leadership, in a letter to delegates and signed by the Assistant Secretary, Media and Communications, James Akpandem, said the decision to extend the resumption date by one week was to prevent a situation where delegates would return to Abuja on August 4 and discover that there are no necessary materials to conclude the session within the time frame specified in the work plan.

Police Nab Five Suspected Armed Robbers In Delta

Officers of the Delta State Police Command have arrested five suspected armed robbers along Aladja road, opposite DSC Company, Ovwian.
The state command spokesman, Celestina Kalu, who made this known to Daily Independent, said the suspects were arrested by the Anti-Crime Patrol team from Aladja Division.
He said the officers accosted the suspects who were six in number (four males and two females) in Golf car.
Kalu said during a search on the car, one of the suspects (male) escaped while another was shot on the leg while trying to escape too.

22 Year-Old Undergraduate bags 20 Years For Kidnapping

A 22-year-old undergraduate of University of Ilorin, identified as Ebenezer Gbadamosi, has been jailed 20 years by a Court of Appeal sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State.
Leadership reports that the convict, who is a 300-level student, had earlier been arraigned before Justice Sulyman Kawu of Ilorin High Court, on a three-count charge of conspiracy to kidnap, threat by means of telephone/SMS to kidnap as well as attempted kidnap.
He was found guilty under sections 2, 3, 5 and 15 of the Kwara State Prohibition and Kidnapping Law, 2010 of the penal code.

3 Killed, 7 Injured In New Suicide Attack In Kano

A female suicide bomber in Nigeria’s Kano city killed three people and injured seven others on Monday in an attack targeting women who had lined up to buy kerosene, police said.

“A female suicide bomber detonated an explosive at (a petrol) station in the Hotoro area, badly injuring 10 people.
Three of them died in hospital, while seven are undergoing treatment,” Kano police spokesman Musa Magaji Majia told AFP. [AFP]

Seven Fun Ways To Work Out With Children

As you balance your busy schedule as a mother, you may wonder about some of the best ways to work out with your kids. If you lack the time or flexibility because of watching your little ones, then why not make them a part of your workout? By working out together, you can instill a healthy lifestyle in your children at a young age, so get moving together! As a busy mom of 3 with all kids home with me for the summer and no camps, I have found many ways to exercise together and so can you. Here are the ways to work out with your kids:

Babangida Tells Nigerians What To Do About Boko Haram

Governor Mua’zu Babangida Aliyu of Niger State on Sunday urged Nigerians to unite and fight terrorism that is currently bedevilling the country.

Vanguard reports that the governor, who is also the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, made the call in his Sallah message to Nigerians on behalf of the forum through a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Israel Ebije.

Aliyu advised Nigerians not to allow insurgency break them, noting that the country’s unity was not negotiable. He promised that government would soon put an end to insurgency.

Another Bomb blast hit Trade Fair Complex in Kano today

A bomb went off at Trade Fair Complex on Zoo Road near the popular Shoprite shopping mall in Kano State. Based on police report, a lady bomber about 18 years of age died with at the people injured. The region has been cordoned off  by security attached with Shoprite. Details later...

Search For Those On The Plane With Liberian Ebola Victim To Commence In Lagos St

The Lagos State commissioner for Health, Dr.Jide Idris has announced that the State has instigated a search for those on the same flight form Togo to Lagos with Liberia’s Patrick Sawyer who died last Friday in Lagos of Ebola virus.

The commissioner announced that it was mandatory in order to prevent the spread of the deadly virus in the state, which many in-turn spread across the nation.

Charles Novia Sees the Liberian Man That Brought Ebola To Lagos as A Medical Terrorist

Controversial Nollywood director and producer, Charles Novia shared on his Facebook page that the Liberian man that died of Ebola virus is a medical terrorist, and that he was sent on a mission to spread ebola virus in Nigeria. Check out his post after the break...........

Another bomb blast at NNPC Mega station in Kano this morning

 The Nigeria Police Force just announced that another bomb blast occurred today at NNPC mega station along Maiduguri road in Kano state. Details later...


Please Like Us On facebook