Friday, 28 March 2014

National Conference delegate, Hamma Misau, is dead

One of the delegates to the ongoing National Conference representing the Association of Retired Police Officers of Nigeria, ARPON, Hamma Misau, is dead.
Mr. Misau, 67, reportedly died of an undisclosed ailment.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Malaysian Airliner's Flight Crashed in Indian Ocean

CNN reports that the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down over the southern Indian Ocean, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is quoted to have said Monday, citing a new analysis of satellite data by a British satellite company and accident investigators.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Nigerian Immigration Recruitment And Its Obituaries – Lanre Shadiya

Interior Minister: Abba Morro
Saturday 15th March 2014 will be a day that will continuously haunt many families in Nigeria. It was the day their beloved son, daughter, wife, husband, cousin or friend met an untimely yet avertable death in the course of longing for a better life. 18 deaths were reported during the Nigerian Immigration Services recruitment exercise held in all the states of the federation last Saturday. These are 18 able-bodied adults who left their respective homes in search for work as advertised by the agency.
While recruitment exercises like this may not be new in Nigeria or any part of the world, the calibre of this particular recruitment drive has never before been seen in this country. I have chosen to bring some vital points to the fore not only because lives were lost, but all to highlight areas requiring urgent attention in the nation.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Jonathan orders cancellation of Immigration recruitment

News just coming in says President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday, directed the immediate cancellation of the immigration recruitment exercise which led to the death of more than twenty prospective employees and scores of others injured.
 

Vanguard reports that the presidential directive was given at today’s Federal Executive Council meeting where the president further directed that all those who lost their loved ones would have automatic slot for three applicants, one of whom must be a woman.

Those who sustained injuries will also be automatically employed.

President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday, directed the immediate cancellation of the immigration recruitment exercise which led to the death of more than twenty prospective employees and scores of others injured.
The presidential directive was given at today’s Federal Executive Council meeting where the president further directed that all those who lost their loved ones would have automatic slot for three applicants, one of whom must be a woman.
Those who sustained injuries will also be automatically employed.
Details later.
- See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/03/jonathan-orders-cancellation-immigration-recruitment/#sthash.P7b5Gdrt.dpuf

Nigerian Government may Withdraw Petrol and Kerosene Subsidies

It is no longer news that the recent petrol scarcity witnessed in Nigeria might be connected with anticipated increase in the price of the product.

Fresh indications have emerged signaling Government's intention of total withrawal of Kerosene and Petrol Subsidies.

Punch Newspaper reports.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

VIDEO: Very Funny Abacha Interview

General Sani Abacha comes back from the dead  for an exclusive interview with Buni TV...take a look after the cut.

Monday, 17 March 2014

President Jonathan Summons Interior Minister, Immigration Service CG over recruitment disaster

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday summoned the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, as well as the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, David Parradang.
The emergency summon comes two days after at least 18 people died nationwide at different venues of a recruitment test conducted by the immigration service on Saturday.

How Interior Minister, Abba Moro, bungled NIS recruitment


There are indications that Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, hurriedly organised the ill-fated recruitment tests for the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to cover up the suspected fraud in the process that resulted in the deaths of many applicants on Saturday.

David Mark’s wife denies role in tragic Immigration Service recruitment

Helen Mark, left, and First lady Patience Jonathan
The wife of the President of the Senate, Helen Onma Mark, has described as a “wicked lie” the reports in certain media alleging that she has a link with the consultants that organized the recruitment exercise of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).

Friday, 14 March 2014

Nigeria Police arrest man carrying 18 human skulls

The Ogun state Police Command in South West Nigeria, said on Thursday that it arrested a 38-year-old man, Adelani Ayomide, for being in possession of a bag containing 18 human skulls.

Body of Indian Guru Put in Deep Freeze six weeks after Death: Followers Convinced He will Wake Up

Ashutosh Maharaj, seen here on a billboard in Punjab, has been in deep freeze for six weeks
An Indian guru declared dead six weeks ago has been put into a deep freezer by his followers - who are convinced he will come back to life.

BREAKING: Gunmen Storm Army Barrack in Maiduguri

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members have reportedly attacked the Giwa Barracks, one of the strategic military barracks in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri at about 7.30am on Friday.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Nigeria protests to South Africa over Cape Town beating

Nigeria has protested to South Africa about a "merciless attack" by police on one of its nationals in Cape Town, its foreign ministry has said.

Defence Minister, Aliyu Gusau Denies Resignation Report

Defence minister, Aliyu Gusau, has denied widespread reports of his resignation Wednesday, in what has deflated concerns about the implication of such an exit on the Nigerian government’s effort to curtail a bloody rampage by the extremist Boko Haram sect.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Nigeria’s New Defense Minister Gusau Resigns


Newly appointed Defense Minister Aliyu Gusau has resigned.
Mr. Gusau’s sudden decision to quit President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet arose from what the former minister considered an act of insubordination and indiscipline from Nigeria’s top military brass. 

South-South and Politics of 2015 Presidency: Nigerians React

Despite the fact that President Goodluck Jonathan is yet to signify his intention to seek reelection as President of Nigeria, many say his body language is an indication that he is 'desperately' working behind the scene to return to Aso rock in 2015.

On a Radio talk show in Abuja, Nigeria's Federal Capital city, Nigerians were asked to react to the issue of a South South Presidency in 2015.

Listen to the very interesting comments they made after the cut...

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

VIDEO: Half of a Yellow Sun (UK Trailer)

Take a look at the trailer to the movie Half Of A Yellow Sun which is based on the bestselling (and Orange Prize for Fiction-winning) novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and follows the lives and loves of four people against the backdrop of the 1967-1970 Nigerian-Biafran war..the trailer is after the cut.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Bayelsa Files Lawsuit Asking EFCC To Return Monies Stolen By Former Gov. Alamieyesiegha

Bayelsa State Government has asked an Abuja Federal High Court to order the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to immediately remit to it the N1.4bn, and another $1.3m recovered from a former governor of the state, Diepreye Alamieyesiegha.

VIDEO: Police Brutality in South Africa; Was a Nigerian the Victim?





A video currently going viral on the internet shows South African Police brutalizing a young man.


The question now is, was the victim a Nigerian, as being alleged by some Nigerian bloggers?

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Gambia Set to Dump English as Official language

Gambia's president says that he wants to implement a policy change that would shift the country's language from English to a local language.

President Jonathan’s N9bn jet refuses to fly

According to the Punch Newspaper, a major air disaster involving the President was averted when the President's jet developed a technical problem while he was in Minna for a People's Democratic Party rally.

Friday, 7 March 2014

How Your Mobile Phone Can Prevent Election Rigging in Nigeria

It does not take rocket science to be convinced that a large
percentage, if not all, of the elections in the past in Nigeria have
in one way or another been adulterated.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

President Jonathan Sacks Sports Minister, Abdulahi

President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked the Sports Minister, Bolaji Abdullahi.
The sack was announced just before the commencement of Wednesday’s meeting of the Executive Council of the Federation, FEC.