Monday, March 25, 2013

Video: Governor Akpabio admits rigging senatorial primary election

Akwa Ibom governor Godswill Akpabio confessed to manipulating the result of a PDP senatorial primary election in the state in 2007 by replacing the winner with his own candidate. The governor fearlessly said this on live TV. Akpabio said:
“The people of Ikono and Ini from 1960 have never produced a Senator. I used my own hand to strike out the name of the person who has won before, and I said it is important for me to give that region a Senator in 2007, and I produced Senator Aloysius Etuk for you; that’s where he comes from.”
Unbelievable! Watch the video above. But shouldn't this call for a probe...?

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Expatriate Kidnapped in Victoria Island

The U.S. Consulate in Lagos has just issued an alert that an as yet to be identified expatriate has been kidnapped in the high brow Victoria Island part of Lagos.

Osun State senior secondary school students get computer tablets

Osun State government last week commenced the distribution of the Computer Tablets of Learning (Opon Imo) to the students of government-owned secondary schools in the state.  The distribution of the tablets started at the Ataoja School of Science, Osogbo on Monday with 385 students in the Senior Secondary School 2 (SSS2), each receiving the technological device.The project, an initiative of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, specially designed for the students of public secondary schools in the state to improve their performance in internal and external examinations.

Nse Ikpe Etim's traditional wedding to hold April 4th

Actress Nse Ikpe Etim's traditional and white wedding will hold this April. Her traditional wedding will hold at St. Stephen’s Primary School, Ikot Etobo, Nsit-Ubium LGA, Akwa Ibom (Thee bride's hometown) on Thursday April 4th. The white wedding will hold in Lagos a few days later but details of that is not yet available.
Nse married her childhood sweetheart Clifford Sule at a registry wedding which held on Thursday February 14th. 

Ngozi Nwosu out of hospital, releases new photos

Ngozi Nwosu is out of the hospital and doing much better. And she looks really good. We thank God.

The Most Common Reasons Why Marriages Fail

Every divorced person has a story to tell about why their marriage ended. While no two divorce stories are exactly alike, what I’ve come to realize is that many bear a striking resemblance.
One partner, usually the woman, becomes increasingly unhappy with the relationship, feeling that her needs for intimacy aren’t being met. Although she’s made many attempts to get her husband to open up and to become less hidden, she’s left feeling that her efforts to bring him closer have failed.
In fact, many of the women I’ve interviewed for my website admit that they’ve resorted to nagging and didn’t feel good about this tug-of-war over communication and intimacy.

Kwankwaso Releases Names Of 25 Victims Of Suicide Bombings, Says Senators Discussing Nonsense In Abuja ( See The List)

Kano State Governor, Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, yesterday released  the names of some of the victims of last Tuesday’s suicide bombing  attack on a luxury bus terminal in Kano.  Apparently to refute that  most of the victims were from South Eastern part of Nigeria.
The  governor was speaking to a visiting federal government representatives who  had come to commiserate with the state government regarding the deadly  Monday suicide bombing of a bus station that killed at least 25 people.
Kwankwaso  had earlier replied Senators Kabiru Gaiya and Uche Chukwumerije, saying  they were “just ranting nonsense” in Abuja, and that they lacked first  hand knowledge of the attacks.
Below is the list he read out to the visitors:

Boko Haram Bomb Kills Members In Kano.

The explosive which targeted the JTF checkpoint was remote controlled.
4 other people were arrested while attempting to attack the police after the explosion.
Bomber disguised as a Water Truck seller pushing a truck towards the checkpoint.

Two separate bomb attacks targeted at the Joint Task Force checkpoint at Maiduguri road and police check point at eastern bypass, both in Kano metropolis have claimed the lives of two of the suspected bombers of the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram.

According to the State police commissioner, Musa Daura, the explosive which targeted the JTF checkpoint was remote controlled and buried in the ground very close to the checkpoint.

Beautiful Woman Post Daily Photos of her face as husbands Beats Her up (Must Look)

A worn-out meme got revitalized as a harrowingly poignant public service announcement.
A young woman snapped a picture of herself daily for one year capturing a distressing decline from palpable confidence and beauty to heartbreaking apprehension and open wounds.

Kidnapped NTA Reporter Released !

Olubunmi Oke, a female journalist working with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Akure, has been released by her abductors.
Mrs. Oke , a nursing mother, was kidnapped on Thursday by four gunmen after closing from work at Oba Ile area of Akure, the Ondo State capital. She was said to have been whisked away shortly after she drove into her residence after closing from work.
Although, the abductors demanded ransom, it could not be ascertained at this time when any money was paid before the journalist was released

How I rejected N10m bribe – Civil Defence boss (The Oga At The Top)

Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Dr Ade Abolurin has charged officers and men of the corps to shun corruption, disclosing how he recently turned down an offer of over N10 million from a group which wanted to supply laptops to the corps.
Dr Abolurin who spoke yesterday at the National Cooperative Summit of the Corps in Abuja also disclosed how a team of private developers attempted to induce him financially to have him approve their proposal for a mass housing scheme for the NSCDC.
“Some people came and met me and said they wanted to supply us laptops and I said if the laptops would be highly affordable, then I will not have any problem with their proposal.

‘South East govoment to give Achebe befitting burial’ – Orji

Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State has expressed shock at the death of Professor Chinua Achebe, a literary Icon who just passed away. And Orji captured the shock of his death in the deceased literary words: “Things have fallen apart, the centre cannot hold, we are no longer at ease.”
The governor, however, said the governors of the South-East would do their best to give the departed a befitting burial. Ugochukwu Emezue, Chief Press Secretary to Orji, said that Ndigbo has lost a literary icon, a legend of all times and a hero whose novels remain a reference point in and outside the country.
The governor who lamented the exit of Prof Achebe maintained that he was yet to come to terms with the sudden demise of this statesman of international repute. He declared that the late Prof Achebe impacted positively on the lives of people through his literary works.
Achebe, the Abia governor stated, would be remembered for always standing up for Ndigbo at all times, despite all odds.
“Though Professor Achebe was challenged through an accident that affected his normal movement , he waxed stronger, impacting knowledge to the younger ones as a lecturer abroad” , the governor added.

UniAbuja is a shame To The Nation – Minister

Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i, yesterday described, the University of Abuja as “a shame’ to the nation, and blamed the university’s governing council for the crisis.
She said the report of “a high-powered 40-man visitation panel” that conducted an investigation into the activities of the school exposed rot that “is deeper than what we are seeing now.”
She added that the report had been concluded and a White Paper drawn and submitted to President Goodluck Jonathan for approval.
“University of Abuja is supposed to be a pride to all of us, but, unfortunately, it is a shame! The university, since inception, there has been so much problem,” she said.
“There are two scenarios to the problem we are facing in the University of Abuja. One is the issue of programmes operated illegally for many years in the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture and that of Engineering.”
Continue Reading After The Break.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Nigeria novelist Achebe dies in Boston

Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, widely seen as the grandfather of modern African literature, has died at the age of 82.
The statesman, dissident and author of the novel "Things Fall Apart" died on Friday following a brief illness, said Andrew Wylie, Achebe's agent
Achebe's death in Boston was confirmed by Brown University, where he taught.
Literary critics have compared Achebe's eminence worldwide to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Toni Morrison and a handful of other writers.
Jacob Zuma, president of South Africa, described Achebe as a "colossus of African writing", expressing sadness at his death.
Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and an icon of the Apartheid era, has called him a writer "in whose company the prison walls fell down".

Friday, March 22, 2013

Torrents of tributes pour for Chinua Achebe

President Goodluck Jonathan said on Friday that late Prof. Chinua Achebe will be greatly missed for his immense patriotism and sincere commitment to a better Nigeria.
“President Jonathan received with immense sadness, news of the passing away of Nigeria’s globally acclaimed `writer, scholar, tutor, cultural icon, nationalist and artist of the very first rank’’, said Reuben Abati, the special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity.
“The president believes that Prof. Achebe’s frank, truthful and fearless interventions in national affairs will be greatly missed at home in Nigeria While others may have disagreed with his views, most Nigerians never doubted his immense patriotism and sincere commitment to the building of a greater, more united and prosperous nation that all Africans and the entire black race could be proud of.
Jonathan’s tribute was among the torrents of tributes that poured forth globally for the literary icon, who died early Friday in the US at the age of 82.

NTA Agrees Royalties Deal With COSON

The Acting Director General of Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, Mallam Musa B. Mayaki has said that NTA will pay exactly what it owes Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON and fully support its (COSON) activities. 

He made the statement in a meeting with the leadership of COSON on Tuesday, March 19 at the Boardroom of NTA. He said that the two organisations need to converge for the betterment of the Nigerian society.

Chief Okoroji who described the occasion as a goodwill visit also said that despite the lingering issue, the payment of music royalties to Nigerian musicians is important if the industry is to survive. 

Navy Uses N45, 000 Bait To Arrest Employment Syndicate Members

Three members of an employment syndicate have been arrested by the Nigerian Navy in Abuja.
The Commandant of the Nigerian Navy Unit at the Mogadishu Cantonment, Commodore Segun Adebari who paraded the suspect said they fell for a bait of N45, 000 which they wanted to personally collect.
This is coming at the heels of many cases of job scam into military and paramilitary organisations in Nigeria.

Police to begin seizing cars with tinted windows

Driving in Lagos with tinted windows is against the law but some people do it because they get away with it. But not anymore says the Inspector General of police. He has directed state commissioners of police to start seizing cars with tinted windows and prosecute the car owners henceforth .

The directive is contained in a statement issued by Frank Mba, the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, today in Abuja
“Police Officers nationwide have been directed to commence a massive operation aimed at enforcing all existing laws bordering on tinted glasses and the use of unregistered/unlicensed vehicles. This unbecoming attitude has the capacity not only to heighten criminal activities but to place unnecessary pressure on security agencies and law abiding citizens

A GEM IS GONE: Foremost novelist Professor Chinua Achebe dies at 82

Novelist, poet, professor, critic and the author of the most widely read book in African literature (Things Fall Apart) professor Chinua Achebe, has passed on. Professor Achebe died last night March 21 in a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He had been ill for a while. He was 82 years old.

8 month old baby Miracle Ibiam needs your help

Baby Miracle was born 28th of June 2012 with Hydrocephaly which is a structural defect that affects ability of the brain to clear excess fluids so the fluid accumulates therefore leading to that expansion.

Luckily, it is curable through Neurosurgery but this will cost his family N6million to have this done in India. His family can't afford it and need your help. I've spoken to his mum, (pictured above with Miracle) so this is genuine. You can call her yourself on this number - 08055575878.

To donate to Baby Miracle:
Bank: Sterling Bank - Name: Ibiam Orie Acct Number: 0011112988

Thanks guys...and yes I will make a donation, before some of you come after me naw! :-)


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