Saturday, August 9, 2014
The special adviser to the Delta State governor on information and communication technology (ICT) Sunny Ofili (pictured above), and the Obi of Issele-Uku, Henry Ezeagwunam, died today August 9th in a fatal car crash in Delta state.
Mr Ofili, Mr Ezeagwunam, who was driving and his son were traveling in an SUV when they crashed into a stationery lorry laden with gravel at Otulu Junction on the Benin-Asaba-Onitsha expressway. The car somersaulted several times and burst into flames. All three passengers were burnt to death
Posing as a member of the Nigerian Royal family, he mingled with diplomats, captains of industry and senior police officers.
Dr Yilkyes Bala was chauffeur-driven in a black Bentley and hosted sumptuous dinners at the Dorchester to mix with society’s elite. But the supposedly flourishing businessman was in fact a criminal mastermind responsible for an ambitious immigration racket.
"I cannot really call myself a politician, but l am someone who prays and wish for things to get better than it is in this country. I believe I can help to achieve what my brother started in Rivers State. It is a known truth that Port Harcourt was the Garden City of this great country, but we lost that glory because of poverty and neglect, coupled with incessant militancy and kidnapping. Governor Amaechi has done well for the State, but we still need good hands after he leaves to continue the good work."
The celebration of All Progressive Congress in Osogbo was almost marred when a motorist knocked down a 6-year-old boy along Alekuwodo/Okefia road. According to a daily's reporter, the APC faithful took to the streets in wild jubilation as preliminary results from the polling centres across the state capital puts Rauf Aregbesola in early lead.
Despite pleas by various governments'officials for the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to call off their strike action in the face area of the Ebola virus outbreak, the doctors have stuck with their guns, insisting the one month old strike continues. The President of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Kayode Obembe, had on Friday resigned and then rescinded his resignation. Tweets continue following the break.
Residents of Kuje in Nigeria’s federal capital territory went berserk when news filtered in that federal ministry of health has chosen the only general hospital in the town to serve as referral centre for detecting Ebola virus in the victims.
Reports say that the hospital, usually populated with patients from Kuje and nearby villages, was chosen as Ebola referral centre because of its closeness to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport where passengers from international flights are expected to be taken for screening as they arrived Nigeria.
|PHOTO: A Nigerian woman being consoled after the explosions because she could not find her children.|
We Nigerians need to be armed with knowledge and correct information, we need to be enlightened so that we do not fall prey to all sorts of falsehood. If you have forgotten, let me remind you of what happened 12 years ago in Lagos on Sunday, 27th of January, 2002. There were explosions from a Nigerian Army ammunition dump filled with high-calibre bombs that were poorly-stored and ill-maintained. Following the series of blasts and fire, confusion ensued and Nigerians were running helter-skelter. In the melee, over 1,600 people died, most of them running into the concealed Oke Afa Canal, many of them were children scampering for safety. As Nigerians, we need to take information dissemination seriously because as you can see, it is a matter of life and death.
he time was 7am and the traffic was absolutely crazy on a fateful Monday morning at the popular Gate Bus Stop, Iyana – Ipaja – Ipaja Road, Lagos. Mr. Olu Akinyemi was one of the Lagos residents trying to meander his way and see if he could get out of the terrible gridlock to get to his Ikeja office before the 8am resumption time.
Just as Akinyemi was applauding himself that he outsmarted other motorists in beating the traffic, three men suddenly appeared from nowhere in front of his car and ordered him to pull over towards the Federal Junction Bus Stop.
A total of 1,407,222 voters, comprising 661,394 males (47 per cent) and 745,828 females (53 per cent), were registered by INEC to vote in Saturday’s governorship election In Osun.
An Information kit on the election, issued by the commission, indicated that there are 332 wards, 3,010 polling units and 3,379 voting points across the 30 local government areas of the state.
Twenty registered political parties fielded candidates to contest the election.