Monday, August 11, 2014

We Give You October Deadline To End Boko Haram -- Northern Elders To Jonathan

The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, on Monday identified “lack of a strong will at the level of the presidency, deep-seated corruption, incompetence in governments and in the management of security challenges” as major factors fuelling the Boko Haram insurgency.

The body also advised President Goodluck Jonathan to bring an end the insurgency in all its manifestations and produce the Chibok girls before the end of October, 2014, saying In the event that he failed to do so, Nigerians would be left with the only conclusion that he had forfieted his right to ask for their mandate beyond 2015.

Actor Robin Williams dies at 63; suspected of committing suicide

Legendary Hollywood actor and comedian Robin Williams has died at age 63. He was found dead today Monday August 11th in his home in Tiburon California. Police suspect he committed suicide byasphyxiation. His publicist said he have been battling severe depression for a while. See the statement from Police in Marin County, Calif below...
On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 a.m, Marin County Communications received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, CA. The Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 pm. The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, a 63-year-old resident of unincorporated Tiburon, CA."

Ebola: Sawyer’s Trip To Nigeria Infuriates Me, He's A ‘Crazy Man’ ---- Pres.Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has described late Patrick Sawyer’s actions of coming into Nigeria especially, despite carrying the Ebola virus, as ‘crazy’.

Jonathan made the statement at the annual Interfaith Conference in Abuja.

The President, who expressed his disappointment with the way and manner Sawyer brought Ebola to Nigeria, however, assured citizens that government was ready to stop the spread of Ebola.

“As a government, we promise that we will do everything humanly possible to contain the Ebola virus”, Jonathan added.

Cambodian Police arrest nine over organ trafficking

Chuon Sovan, Cambodian Police Chief, said on Monday in Phnom Penh, that nine hospital workers were arrested on suspicion of running an organ-trafficking ring. He said both the director and deputy director of the military Preah Ket Mealea Hospital in Phnom Penh were arrested, along with a Chinese doctor and several people described as Chinese-Vietnamese nationals. 


Ebola outbreak may have started with 2 year old boy in Guinea

The largest outbreak of Ebola in history was likely started by a 2 year old boy in a remote village in Guinea according to researchers. The boy, called Patient Zero in this outbreak, died on December 6th 2013 after suffering from fever, black stool & vomiting. That illness has now been found to be Ebola 

Before he died, he infected his mother, his 3 year old sister, his grandmother and a mid wife who was caring for him when he was ill. His mum and sister died before the end of December 2013 after suffering bleeding symptoms. His grandmother died January 1st. The mid-wife died by February 11th but before dying, she had passed the virus to her family members who died the following month in March 2014. 

Just in: APC, PDP supporters clash in Ile-Ife, Ilesha - Osun election

There was violence today in Ile-Ife between supporters of All Progressive Congress and Peoples Democratic Party. It was gathered that the violence started around mid-day of Monday. Our correspondent gathered that the crisis occurred at Itaogun, which links Aderemi Road, Along Telecoms, down Omisore Street, Ile-Ife. However, there are two sides to the cause of the violence. Details later…

14 killed, 230 cows stolen in fresh Plateau attacks

There is no let up in the attacks in Plateau State as no fewer than 14 persons have been killed and 230 cows stolen by gunmen in Yelwa town in Shendam and Jos East local government areas of the state
It was gathered that the gunmen attacked Yelwa village in the early hours of Monday, shooting sporadically into the air and killing 12 people. The rampaging gunmen succeeded in rustling over 200 cattle.
A source in Shendam, who does not want his name in print said the gunmen who came in their numbers were heavily armed.

Saudi authorities Behead Man for Killing his wife

Saudi authorities beheaded a national on Monday after he was convicted of killing his wife with an axe in front of their daughter, the interior ministry announced.
Mahdi al-Ghabari battered his wife Shaqraa al-Bahri several times on her neck with an axe, killing her “in the presence of their little daughter who witnessed” the crime, said the statement published by the official SPA news agency.


Serial Killer Who Kills Women & Have S3x With Their Corpse Arrested in Ebonyi

Chukwuma as he is simply known, is just twenty years old and he is a serial killer. He allegedly specialises in murdering women and subsequently, having s3x with their dead bodies. The killer who resides in Ebonyi State, is a painter and has been arrested by the police.
He was caught when the police set him up with a young girl on a farm pathway. It was the spot where he normally ambushed women who either were going to or coming back from the farm.Continue..

NANS commends Fashola for reversing LASU fee

The leadership of the South-West Zone of the National Association of Nigerian Students has commended the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, for reverting the tuition of the Lagos State University to its original rate.

Fashola had increased the tuition from N25,000 to between N193,000 to N350,000, leading the students to go on mass protests.

It was reduced to between 34 to 60 per cent, but the students were dissatisfied before it was finally reduced to the original amount.

2nd Lagos nurse tests positive for Ebola -FG

Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, said on Monday that another Lagos nurse has tested positive to the Ebola Virus Disease. The development came 22 days after the first first case of the virus was recorded. The minister explained that the newly married nurse was among those that had direct contact with the late Liberian man, Patrick Sawyer, who imported the disease to Nigeria.

Boko Haram: Spouses of Nigerian Troops Block Husbands’ Deployment to Gwosa.

Dozens of women and children on Saturday forcefully stopped military trucks from ferrying their husbands and fathers to the Boko Haram-seized Gwosa by locking the exit gates of a barracks in Borno State, demanding quality fighting equipment for the soldiers. 

Scores of soldiers have been killed by Boko Haram in Borno State in the last few months, and many blame the inferior weapons Nigerian troops are equipped with to fight brutal insurgents. Reports say nearly 60 soldiers were killed last Wednesday in Gwosa, taken over by Boko Haram after hundreds of heavily-armed militants swooped on the border town. 

After locking the gates Saturday, the women and children placed themselves as wedges before the trucks that were to drive out of Giwa Barracks of the 21 armoured brigade Maiduguri, witnesses said.

“We don’t want to be turned another set of widows, give our husbands modern and better arms, weapons and vehicles or they go nowhere!” one woman was quoted by a source as saying.

PDP seeks South-West foothold ahead of 2015

OLUSOLA FABIYI writes on the fresh moves by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party to maintain power at the centre as battle to unseat the party by the opposition rages
The race for the Presidency in 2015 is gathering momentum. The heat is on the ruling Peoples Democratic Party. Its leaders are not pretending. Even President Goodluck Jonathan also knows that the stake is high. Therefore, he and other leaders of the party, including governors elected on the platform of the party have put on their thinking caps.

Announcement!! Announcement!!! Announcement!!!

The attention of the general public is drawn to the recent cases of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that were detected in Lagos. As part of the Federal and State governments’ plan to protect its citizens from infection, a robust containment strategy has been developed to be implemented at all levels. To ensure the effectiveness of the response strategy, volunteers are being deployed to support several areas of work. While volunteering is usually done as a means of giving back to society, the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Lagos State Government have partnered to make available some compensation packages as a means of demonstrating our gratitude for your selfless services. The hazardous jobs will have hazard packages that include life insurance.

Osun: Who won the election?

I do not want to believe that I would be the only one who is looking at the just concluded governorship election in Osun State differently. I am certain that dispassionate observers of the trend and dimensions of the election would be agitated by the same question, ‘Who won at Osun?’ In 2011, during the general elections, Rauf Aregbesola was barely a year on the saddle as the governor of Osun State. The Osun electorate had yet to test the man by having a taste of his style and method of leadership.

$1.5bn Lekki deep seaport project suffers setback

Disagreements over the equity contributions of partners in the Lekki deep seaport are currently threatening the takeoff of the project, COMFORT OSEGHALE writes
Disagreements over the value of land donated by the Lagos State Government for the establishment of the Lekki Deep Seaport have been identified as the cause of the delay in the takeoff of the project.


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