Monday, September 29, 2014

Photos: GEJ honors Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, Nigerian flag designer, puts him on lifetime salary

The person who designed the Nigeria flag, Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi was decorated as an Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic, OFR, by President Jonathan today September 29th, 55 years after designing the flag. He wasn't only given an award today, president Jonathan also said he is going to be added to a very long time salary that must definitely be in line with what  any Senior Special Advisers earns. No other government before this government found Pa Akinkunmi worth a national award or even a lifetime salary. 
Congrats !

Boko Haram looting our armoury – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters has said that it was aware that members of the outlawed Islamist sect, Boko Haram, were in the habit of looting its armoury. The military authorities stated that they were making efforts to secure all armouries in its various formations across the country.
Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, made the disclosure during his first real-time Twitter chat which held on Sunday night.

Nigeria at 54: Promoting tourism for economic growth (2)

There are quite a number of attractive, exciting, exotic and amazing tourist spots and destinations waiting to be explored in various parts of the country, many of which are wonders of nature, spectacles of beauty and entertainment and symbols of monument which depict the rich history and culture of our proud national heritage.

Intense Rioting Ongoing In Dei Dei, Abuja, 5 People Killed, more than 30 Cars Destroyed

An ongoing riot in Dei Dei area of Abuja has claimed the life of five persons and caused the destruction of over 35 vehicles sparked by a motorcycle accident in the suburb.

An eyewitness, who narrated the cause of the riot to our correspondent, said the fracas was ignited after a motorcyclist knocked down a woman by the roadside, who sustained serious injury.

This triggered a heated argument among onlookers and sympathizers. In defense of himself, the motorcyclist brought out a dagger and stabbed five people.

I'll Crush Boko Haram — Jonathan

PRESIDENT Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, yesterday, at the South-south Unity Party of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), held in Benin-City, vowed that his administration will crush Boko Haram exactly the way it fought Ebola virus disease.

The President also boasted that the PDP will recapture Rivers and Edo states in 2015 and 2016, insisting that the entire South-south must return to the PDP as it were in 1999.

Photos: Fuel Tanker Explodes In Onitsha, Anambra State

  This happened today at Afia Nkpor Onitsha. Many are reportedly killed. - More pics bellow.

Photos from the 54th Independence Anniversary interdenominational service

 President Jonathan, First Lady Patience Jonathan and other top government functionaries celebrated Nigeria's 54th independence at an interdenominational service at the National Christian Center Abuja yesterday Sunday Sept. 28th. See more photos after the jump...

Graphic Pic: Man eliminates himself trying to jump over barbed cable in Jos

 A person wanting to cross to another side to steal diesel met his untimely death after he got caught in electric barbed fence on Dagin Farouk road in Jos. Carry on to see the pic after the jump. !!!warning - graphic pic!!!

10 Nigerian pilgrims lost their precious lives in Saudi Arabia, Mecca

10 Nigerians who went along to Saudi Arabia to do the Islamic Hajj rites have died. Chairman of the National Hajj, Mr Aliyu Tanko, confirmed their deaths but didn't reveal the reasons for their deaths. A source with the group stated that a few of the those who died had lingering health conditions before embarking on Hajj whilst the harsh weather conditions affected others...

Lavrov: US Base Their Statements on Ukraine on Unverified Facts or Framing-Up

The US statements on the situation in Ukraine are based on unverified facts or framing-up, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview to Rossiya-1 and RT TV channels.

“The United States, at least over the situation In Ukraine, base their public statements – I will not speak about real politics now – but their public statements they base on unverified facts, or on framing-up, when they show a crashed helicopter and it turns out that it happened not in Ukraine, but in Syria. And there is a lot of such facts, when the false data was used in order to make some public statements, to call for some steps,” Lavrov said.

Speech of Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov at the UNGA on September 27th

September 26th Press Conference of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the UN in NY

Nyanya Blast: Row over Prosecution of Mastermind, Aminu Ogwuche

The inability of the Ministry of Justice, the Police and Department of State Service (DSS) to agree on which agency should prosecute the suspected mastermind of the April 14 bomb blast in Nyanya, Abuja, Aminu Ogwuche, stalled his arraignment on Friday.

Ogwuche has been in the DSS custody since his extradition from Sudan over a month ago. However, confusion arose in court on Friday between the police and State Security Service (SSS) over which of the two agencies should prosecute the suspected bomb blast mastermind who had subsequently fled to Sudan.


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