Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Speaking in Hausa, the Islamist militants display weapons they purportedly captured from Monguno Barack in Borno state, North East Nigeria.
Monday, 29 April 2013
Nedu Echianu's blog had sometime ago released a "top 50" Universities in Nigeria report which was believed to have been an assessment of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria by the University regulatory body NUC.
The following statement as released by the body has however disassociated itself from the list.
A federal government White Paper on Boko Haram- the government’s first official report on the sect since it began a deadly uprising in 2009- has indicted “prominent” Borno state politicians as the group’s founders, with a directive they be brought to justice-a decision left unimplemented nearly two years after.
The report, published in government’s official gazette since 2011, says Boko Haram evolved from private militias run by key politicians from the northeast state, who sought to outflank opponents ahead of 2003 elections.
Sky Sports website reports that Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has retained his position as the wealthiest football manager in Britain, according to the Sunday Times Sport Rich List.
Thursday, 25 April 2013
PREMIUM TIMES EXCLUSIVE:Jonathan awards $40million contract to Israeli company to monitor Internet communication by Nigerians
Here is a very important information from PREMIUM TIMES for the 47 million Nigerian Internet users. Big Brother, in the form of the Jonathan administration, is watching you, and your communication is no longer safe.
It is one of the most far-reaching policies ever designed in Nigeria’s history to invade the privacy of citizens.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Monday, 22 April 2013
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will stop printing the naira in polymer notes by the middle of the year because they fade quickly, its deputy governor Tunde Lemo has said.
“By the middle of the year, we will start to produce the second generation of lower denomination notes, now in paper not in polymer,” he said yesterday in Washington on the sideline of the ongoing Spring Meeting of the World Bank and the IMF.
The senseless killing of innocent Nigerians which is now a regular occurence in the hunt for members of the violent and dreaded Boko Haram sect continued over the weekend when over 185 civillians were killed and about 2000 houses destroyed in a fierce cross fire between the Nigerian army and members of the sect in Baga, Borno state, North East Nigeria.
Sunday, 21 April 2013
According to the United States Department of State, Nigerian government officials and agencies frequently engage in corrupt practices with impunity.
This was contained in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012, which was released on Friday evening.
National University Commission, NUC, has released the list of the Top 50 Universities in Nigeria for 2013 so far. The University of Ibadan tops the list, they are followed by University of Lagos, Unilag and University of Benin, Uniben in second and third place respectively.
Friday, 19 April 2013
Reuters News Agency reports that a French family of seven kidnapped in Cameroon's Far North Region and taken to Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram militants have been released, a senior Cameroonian official said in a statement on Friday.
"They are all alive and well," Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, the Secretary General of Cameroon's presidency said in the statement carried by state radio.
He said the family had been handed to Cameroon authorities late on Thursday.
The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer and hurled explosives at police in a car chase and gun battle overnight that left one of them dead and his brother on the loose, authorities said Friday as thousands of officers swarmed the streets in a manhunt that all but paralyzed the Boston area.
The FBI have released footage and pictures of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
No claim of responsibility and no arrests have been made in connection with the twin bombings that are the worst attack in the United States since the September 11, 2001 atrocities.
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the constitution of a Presidential Committee to “constructively engage key members of Boko Haram and define a comprehensive and workable framework for resolving the crisis of insecurity in the country.”
Announcing the setting up of the committee, a statement by Dr Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity stated that the committee’s terms of reference will include:
In this video, the media unit of the Synagogue Church of all Nations, claim that the Founder of the church, Prophet Temitope Joshua, predicted the bombings that recently struck the city of Boston in Massachusetts, USA.
On air Personalities (OAPs) are essential to the progress of any radio station, while entertaining, educating and in some cases making you laugh your heads off, they keep you glued to your radio sets from morning up until the middle of the night.
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Friday, 12 April 2013
Dr Kenneth Iregbu, a Clinical Microbiologist at the
National Hospital, Abuja, said on Thursday in Abuja that sexually transmitted
diseases could be contracted through deep-throat kissing and through oral sex.
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Residents of Makoko/Iwaya Waterfront in Yaba Local Council Development Area, LCDA, will soon begin to enjoy the luxury of a floating school jointly built by the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP and NLE Works, Nigeria.
The three storey floating building is part of the regeneration plan for the coastal community.
According to the builders the construction of the school is aimed at achieving the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, Goal II, which is to boost universal primary education.
As elders in Northern Nigeria breath a sigh of relief following the proposed inauguration of an amnesty committee for Islamist militants, Boko Haram, an Islamic Group has warned against amnesty for the violent sect.
This is how PM News reported the news.
Monday, 8 April 2013
According to the BBC...
Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher has died at 87 following a stroke, her spokesman has said.Lord Bell said: "It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning."
Baroness Thatcher was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990.
She was the first woman to hold the post. Her family is expected to make a further statement later.
Baroness Thatcher, born Margaret Roberts, became the Conservative MP for Finchley, north London in 1959, retiring from the Commons in 1992.
Having been education secretary, she successfully challenged former prime minister Edward Heath for her party's leadership in 1975.
She won general elections in 1979, 1983 and 1987.
Ex-Niger Delta militant, Dokubo Asari, has blamed northern elites for the Boko Haram insurgency and ‘backwardness’ of the region.
In an exclusive interview with Rariya Newspaper, Mr. Asari said northerners should pray for forgiveness because they are facing the wrath of God.
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) last week threatened to carry out renewed hostilities in the Niger Delta Delta following the conviction in South Africa of its leader, Henry Okah for acts of terrorism.
Few took the threat serious, but the group has now come out to claim responsibility for the killing of 15 Policemen in Bayelsa state.
A report by Premium times says the policemen were killed in an ambush last Saturday, April 6.
Friday, 5 April 2013
One of the biggest mysteries in life is trying to find out why men cheat on their women. Another mystery that is bigger than the aforementioned is the reason why men cheat on their beautiful spouses.
When a woman is hot, beautiful and is appealing to the senses in every way possible, the expectation is that her man would stick with her and have no reason whatsoever to look for anything more outside the relationship. This has however been proved wrong over the years, beauty has done little or nothing to reduce the high rate of cheating with men.
What might be wrong?
|North Korean Leader, Kim Jong Un|
According to CNN, Two medium-range missiles have been loaded onto mobile launchers in North Korea and are ready to be launched, South Korea's semi-official Yonhap news agency reported Friday, citing military sources in Seoul.
A U.S. official with direct knowledge of the information told CNN on Thursday that missile and launch components had been moved to the east coast of North Korea in the "last few days."
President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday inaugurated a committee to consider the need or otherwise of granting amnesty to members of the fundamentalist Islamic sect, Boko Haram.
Reports say the committee, was set up during a meeting the President held with security chiefs in Nigeria's capital Abuja.
The names of members of the committee are yet to be made public and they have two weeks to prepare and submit a report.
They are also expected to work with the office of the National Security Adviser.
It will be recalled that Nigeria's Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, had on Wednesday said President Jonathan was seriously considering granting pardon to members of the violent sect who have killed over a thousand innocent Nigerians.
Thursday, 4 April 2013
Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, says it will from Friday, resume hostilities in the Niger Delta region, in protest against the conviction of Henry Okah in South Africa.
MEND, in a statement by its spokesman, Jomo Gbomo, said the attacks would be sustained until an unreserved apology was offered to it, and the Nigerian government shows willingness to dialogue, same way the government is willing to dialogue with the Boko Haram sect.
The Northern Elders’ Forum has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to consider amnesty for insurgent groups in the Northern region, in his programmes to overcome security challenges in the country.
According to the News agency of Nigeria, the forum made its position known on Wednesday at a closed-door late night meeting held with the President at the State House.
The 25-member Northern Elders’ Forum was led by the former Nigeria representative to the UN, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama-Sule.
The BBC reports that men going bald may be more likely to have heart problems than their friends with a full head of hair, according to researchers in Japan.
Their study of nearly 37,000 people, published in the online journal BMJ Open, said balding men were 32% more likely to have coronary heart disease.
However, the researchers said the risks were less than for smoking or obesity.
The British Heart Foundation however said men should focus on their waistline, not their hairline.
A shifting hairline is a fact of life for many men. Half have thinning hair by their 50s and 80% have some hair loss by the age of 70.
According to online news medium, The Will...
Airport security personnel in Lagos Wednesday morning detained two passengers for allegedly stealing N1.5m naira from the hand-luggage compartment of an Abuja bound Med-View plane.
The arrest of the suspected thieves by FAAN security resulted in the delay of the scheduled 9.am flight.