Saturday, 30 November 2013

How NYSC extorts billions of Naira from corps members (Premium Times Investigative Report)

When some corps members  serving in Nasarawa state turned up for a meeting at the Lafia local government secretariat on Wednesday, June 19, most of them were prepared for a showdown with authorities of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC.

Installation of $40 million Internet Spy facility begins in Nigeria

As the world battles the American government over its invasive Prism project that has snooped on Americans and other world leaders, workers of Israeli defence electronics firm, Elbit Systems, have quietly landed in Abuja, to install a comprehensive spying facility that will help the Nigerian government spy on all online activities by its citizens.

Photo of the Day

So what, if our President knocks a bottle once in a while, even "oga at the top" in the White House does these things from time to time so give Jonah a break

Friday, 29 November 2013

Governor Oshiomhole apologises over comments to a widow

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state on Friday apologised for the comments he made to a widow in Benin during an inspection tour on Mission Road, in the state capital, a fortnight ago.

President Jonathan to Pay Keshi's Backlog of Salaries

Reports say President Goodluck Jonathan has agreed to offset the backlog of salaries owed Super Eagles Head coach, Stephen Keshi.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Cyberpreneur JJ Omojuwa Begins 1Million Naira Fund Raising for Edo Widow

You might have read the story of the widow who was verbally dehumanized by Edo state Governor Adams Oshiomhole, video of the incident is going viral on the internet.
What you might not know is that Cyberpreneur and popular blogger Japhet Omojuwa who was obviously miffed by the Comrade Governor's insensitive approach in dislodging the poor widow from a road in Benin where she sells her wares has begun raising a million naira for the woman.

NCPC Plans to Extend Pigrimmage Operations to Uganda!

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Mr. John Kennedy Opara has said that the Commission would explore the possibility of extending the scope of Pilgrimage operations to Ephesus, Turkey and Uganda next year. 

VIDEO: Governor Oshiomhole's Encounter with a Widow

From labour activism to government house Benin, Edo state, Governor Adams Oshiomhole is one of my most loved governors in Nigeria (and I tell you, there are few of them).
But this encounter with a widow hawker trading in an unauthorized area in Benin in one of the Governor's personal supervision of sanitation exercises in the city is one that has left me shocked and distraught.

Government Gives Striking University Lecturers One Week to Resume Work or Face Sack

The federal government has given the striking members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) one week ultimatum to resume work or face mass sack.

Asari Dokubo Released by Beninoise Authorities

Reports just coming say the leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, who was   arrested  yesterday in Cotonou, Benin Republic has been released.
It was alleged that President Goodluck Jonathan personally intervened on his behalf with the Beninoise President Yayi Boni.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

2014 World Cup Setback; 2 Dead at Brazil Stadium Accident

 Two people have died after an accident at one of the stadiums to be used at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Over 3,000 Persons Sign Tobacco Control Petition

Over 3,000 persons have in the month of November 2013 appended their signatures to the current campaign outlining a petition seeking to promote the enactment of a Tobacco Control Bill in Nigeria.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Finally Rebelious G-7 Governors Dump PDP

The group of seven breakaway governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have announced their merger with the All progressives Congress (APC).
Five of the seven  governors today met at the Kano State lodge in Abuja to finalize the decision to breakaway from the ruling party early today.

Golden Eaglet, Iheanacho Set to Sign for Manchester City

Vanguard Newspaper reports that, the Nigeria Under 17 hero Kelechi Iheanacho will sign a deal with Manchester City, according to the player’s father.

Asari-Dokubo Arrested in Benin Republic

According to Sahara Reporters the leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, was today arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic. 

Hijab: Muslim Youths Attack Osun School, Beat up Principal

Interesting piece of news from Punch

Onwuliri Appeals for Calm Over death of Nigerian in India

The Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, has appealed for calm and restrain after youths of Ohaji Egbema community in Imo state South East Nigeria threatened to avenge the killing of their son in Goa, India.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Gunmen Attack Nigeria's Aviation Minister

I really don't know what to make of this story, is it an attempt to justify the purchase of two bullet proof BMW cars for the minister or was the minister's car truly attacked, you can choose to believe what you want after reading the report from the News Agency of Nigeria.

ASUU Strike Continues Until...

The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU has said it will not suspend its ongoing strike until the four months salaries owed its members are paid.

Nigeria-Libya Prostitution Racket Busted

A 32-year-old Lebanese, Jack Sankary, whose hobby is to have carnal knowledge of under-aged girls in Akure, the Ondo State capital, has been nabbed by detectives.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Female Banker Arrested Over Nigerian Lawmaker's Death

Yesterday, I brought you a story on the unfortunate death of a member of the House of Representatives, Raphael Oloye Nomiye who slumped and died. Daily Trust Newspaper reports that a female banker has been arrested in connection with the death.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

President Jonathan set to Return Home Tomorrow

President Goodluck Jonathan suffered from acute abdominal pain in London but has been treated and declared fit, presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati, said in a statement on Saturday.

Gas Pipeline Vandalism Cause Nationwide Power Rationing

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced that there will be about 450 Megawatts reduction in electricity generation from today Saturday, 23rd to Tuesday, 26th November, 2013 due to reported vandalism of gas pipeline supplying gas to Okpai power plant in Delta State, resulting in the shutdown of the Power station, and unavoidable power rationing nationwide.

Nigerian linked to Al-Qaeda faces 15 years in U.S. Jail

A Nigerian linked with the Al-Qaeda online magazine, Inspire, Babafemi Lawal, who was recently extradited to the United States by the Nigerian Government faces at least 15 years to life in prison as his trial starts in a New York Court.

Nigerian Lawmaker Slumps and Dies

Another unfortunate incident of sudden death was reported in the early hours of today Saturday November 23 when a  member of the House of Representatives, representing Ilaje/Ese-Odo Federal Constituency of Ondo State, Hon. Raphael Nomiye slumped and died.
Details of the demise of Hon. Nomiye popularly called Groovy is not out yet.
May his soul rest in peace.

Golden Eaglet, Iheanacho is Missing

This might sound ridiculous but father of Kelechi Iheanacho has raised alarm over the whereabouts of his son, saying he has been taken away by agents without his consent.

President Jonathan Laments Negative Perception On His Illness

President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his appreciation to all Nigerians who conveyed their solidarity to him during his period of indisposition in London while attending a conference on attracting investment to Nigeria.
In a statement in London , Saturday, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati said the President also commended ” the generality of the mainstream media whose coverage of the President’s slight health challenge in London was mostly factual, objective, fair-minded and supportive”.
He however condemned a section of online media who he described as “utterly irresponsible, deplorable, highly unprofessional and unethical antics of certain fringe elements operating in the nebulous sphere of cyberspace who persist in seizing every opportunity to unjustifiably malign and impugn the character and integrity of the elected leader of their country”.
The statement reads:
“President Goodluck Jonathan thanks all patriotic and well-meaning Nigerians, including his supporters, friends and political associates  who expressed and conveyed their sympathies and solidarity with him, through various means, following the announcement of his sudden indisposition while on a mission to attract greater investments to accelerate the growth of the Nigerian economy in keeping with his agenda for national transformation.
“The Presidency also commends the generality of the mainstream media whose coverage of the President’s slight health challenge in London was mostly factual, objective, fair-minded and supportive.
“We however condemn the utterly irresponsible, deplorable, highly unprofessional and unethical antics of certain fringe elements operating in the nebulous sphere of cyberspace who persist in seizing every opportunity to unjustifiably malign and impugn the character and integrity of the elected leader of their country.”

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President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his appreciation to all Nigerians who conveyed their solidarity to him during his period of indisposition in London while attending a conference on attracting investment to Nigeria.

Friday, 22 November 2013

How I Escaped Boko Haram Captivity - French Hostage

The French hostage held for 11 months in Nigeria by the Boko Haram sect said he managed to escape after the kidnapper left a key in the door by mistake.

Nigeria's Highest Paid CEOs According to Leadership Newspaper

Being a successful and influential chief executive officer takes hard work, guts, sacrifice and a more-than-average knowledge of how the business environment works. Many who wish to be successful and influential wonder how others have achieved great things, thinking such feats are impossible in their bid to toe same path.

President Jonathan Discharged From London Hospital

President Goodluck Jonathan's health is making headlines in all the local Newspapers, the reasons are obvious, one of which is the demise of his predecessor, Umaru Yar'adua in 2009.
Latest report say he has been discharged from the London Hospital where he had been kept under observation following his trip to the United Kingdom for the Investors Council meeting.

World's Fatest Woman Loses 272 Kg, See What She looks Like Now

Remember the story of the world's fatest woman that i brought to you sometime ago on this blog, if you didnt see it check it out HERE.
Miracles do happen as the woman has lost a massive 272 Kg.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Anambra State Elections; Compromised INEC Official Sings

The last has not been heard on the controversies surrounding the conduct of the Anambra state Governorship election.
According to Leadership newspaper, the electoral officer accused of sabotaging the effort of the Prof Atahiru Jega led INEC in conducting a credible election has opened up on his accomplices. 

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

President Jonathan Suspends 2014 Budget Presentation

For the second time, President Goodluck Jonathan has suspended presentation of the Federal budget to the National Assembly.
No reason was given for the latest development but Daily Trust Newspaper has linked it with the wranglings in the ruling People's Democratic Party PDP.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Ngige Boycotts Anambra Election, Alleges Massive Irregularities

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr Chris Ngige has expressed his lack of confidence on INEC to conduct a free and fair election in Anambra State.

INEC Suspends Final Collation of Results in Anambra election

Online news medium, Premium Times is just reporting that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has suspended the final collation of results of the Anambra election until Sunday (17th November)  afternoon.

How Immigration Officials, Others Disgrace Nigeria at Airports

The piece you are about to read is more than two months old, but totally captures the depth of corruption in government agencies in Nigeria, the writer believes that for several years, federal government has failed to rein in the excesses of Nigerian immigration and security operatives at its airports and besides the transfer of some officials, concerned agencies have never taken effective and decisive action to stop the damage to the country’s image. 

Friday, 15 November 2013

Boko Haram's International Link Revealed

Boko Haram fighters train with al-Qaida’s North African branch in northern Mali, France’s Foreign Minister has said.

China to Relax One Child Policy

China is to relax its policy of restricting most couples to having only a single child, state media say.

EFCC Arrests Governor Sule Lamido’s Sons on N10 Billion Money Laundering Charges

Aminu Lamido and Mustapha  Lamido, sons of Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido were arrested yesterday, November 14, 2013  by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Dependable sources say they were picked up by operatives of the Commission between 10 and 11.55pm in Kano and have been moved to Abuja, the Commission’s headquarters, where a crack team of investigators will grill them.

ThisDay Bomber Jailed For Life

Mustapha Umar, a self confessed Boko Haram member arrested and tried before a Federal High Court siting in Abuja in connection with the 26th April, 2012 bombing of SOJ Plaza in Kaduna state occupied by ThisDay, The Moment and The Sun Newspapers, was on Friday found guilty of the one count charge of terrorism and sentenced for life.

Akwa Ibom Governor, Godswill Akpabio Accused of Supervising Beating of Lawmaker

The Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly has descended into a serious crisis after the state governor, Godswill Akpabio, personally supervised the beating of a lawmaker he suspected to be politically opposed to him and his loyalists.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

US Designates Boko Haram and Ansaru Terrorist Organizations

The United States Department of State has announced the designation of Boko Haram and Ansaru as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO) under Section 219 of her Immigration and Nationality Act.

Prof. Festus Iyayi's Death: NLC Blames Federal Government and Kogi State Governor

President of the Nigeria labour Congress, Abdulwaheed Omar, has attributed the death of former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU, Prof Festus Iyayi on federal government’s act of criminal negligence on the one hand and executive lawlessness and impunity on the part of the Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada.

Stella Damasus and Fela Durotoye Champion Cause For Tobacco Control Law

Motivational Speaker Fela Durotoye and Nollywood Actress Stella Damasus have signed up as Tobacco Control Celebrity Cause Champions pursuing a social media-driven campaign on Tobacco Control.

Literary Icon, Iyayi Killed by Kogi Governor’s Convoy

SaharaReporters  says it has confirmed that Festus Iyayi, a well-known Nigerian novelist and activist academic, was killed when a car in the convoy of the Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, rammed into his vehicle near Lokoja in Kogi State.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

EFCC Targets Seven Nigerian Judges For Corruption Probe

Online news medium, SaharaReporters reports that at least five Nigerian high court judges are the subjects of extensive corruption probes by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Indian Attack: Nigerian Government Demands Explanation.

Nigeria's Federal Government has demanded an unreserved apology from the Indian authorities over the death of a Nigerian, Obodo Simeon and discriminatory attacks on Nigerians afterwards.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Mikel Obi and Victor Moses Shortlisted for BBC Africa Footballer of the Year

Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure has made the shortlist for the fifth consecutive year and is joined by Nigerians Victor Moses and John Mikel Obi, Burkina Faso's Jonathan Pitroipa and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon.

SHOCKING: Church discovers fake naira notes in offering basket

The Methodist Church, Otapete, in Ilesa, Osun State on Sunday said it discovered fake naira notes in its offering basket.

NNPC Denies Allegations of Shady Deals

The Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC over the weekend denounced  the recent report by Swiss -based NGO (The Berne Declaration) which accused the Corporation of collusion with some local and international oil traders to execute unfair industry practices.