Saturday, August 23, 2014

Amosun Shuts Down Olabisi Onabanjo University

Governor Ibikunle Amosun has ordered the closure of Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State following continued protests from students over their tuition fees.

In a statement released by Barrister Taiwo Adeoluwa, Secretary to State Government of the State, the government said it had no “option than to order the immediate closure of all the campuses of Olabisi Onabanjo University to protect the students and other residents of the state and their property.”

Chibok Girls: Parents Want Case Closed, Say Funeral Rites Already Performed

More than four months after unfruitful search for their abducted girls, parents of the kidnapped Chibok school girls said they want the matter closed.

Since the girls have been missing for more than four months, the parents said they presumed the students to have died for which their funeral rites have already been performed in their (parents’) minds according to their custom.

Photos: AY Comedian Donates Uniforms To Primary School Pupils

Comedian Ayo Makun has donated school uniforms to about 27 kids at Kidsway To Success Primary School, in Mowe, Ibafo. Ay made the donation on his birthday last Tuesday through Uncle Speed, the man behind Project27 Africa. Ay was not there in person, but the gifts were delivered to the students who in return sent their gratitude to the comedian. See more pictures after the cut.

DSS Warns Female Suicide Bombers Might Disguise In Reverend Sisters Regalia After Breaking Into Tailor’s Shop

The DSS has warned Nigerians this morning to be watchful of females in Catholic Church Reverend Sisters’ regalia because they could be female bombers. Ms. Ogar said some unknown people broke into a tailor’s shop in Kano and took away 13 pieces of the sister's regalia. 

Female suicide bombers wearing hijab had in July descended on Kano, setting off explosives and killing innocent citizens after disguising. Find the press statement from the DSS’ office after the cut.

Biodun Okeowo Speaks About Her Broken Marriage, Virginity & The Man In Her Life

Biodun Okeowo is one actress that is mostly into producing her own movie. In this new interview with Vanguard she spoke about how she kept her virginity till marriage, how today’s world has changed and people no longer see s*x as a big deal and why she will not run down the father of her two kids who disvirgined her in the pages of newspapers. She also disclosed that she has got another man whom she is happy with, just like the father of her kids who has also moved on.

What lessons did you learn from your previous marriage?

My broken marriage was a place of learning to me. It taught me to be a better person and has opened a hidden part of me. Then I was younger but I have learnt that what will be will be, no matter what.

Continue below.

How 20-year Old Covenant University Student Was Murdered In Lagos

Lagos State Police Command is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the kidnap and murder of a 20-year-old undergraduate, identified as John Chinedu Okere, who until his death was a 300 level Electrical Engineering student at Covenant University, Otta in Ogun State.

According to reports, Chinedu left his parent’s house in the morning of Wednesday, August 6, 2014, to a Hospital in Yaba, Lagos for medical reasons and never returned. He reportedly left home with about N6000 and that was the last time he was seen alive.

The mysterious disappearance of Chinedu, caused a stir as the parents ran helter-skelter, in search of him to no avail.  They  gathered from some family members that one of his friends called on phone earlier that morning to tell him to meet him at an undisclosed hotel.

Every Region Of Liberia Hit By Ebola

Every region of Liberia has now been hit by Ebola. Every city has been hit, officials said yesterday, as the World Health Organization warned the fight against the worst-ever outbreak of the killer disease would take months. 624 deaths have been recorded so far in the country, with hundreds of people down with the virus. 

Project Shame- Written By Etcetera

I’ll love to appeal to Nigerian entertainers to stop the habit of going about cap in hand begging for votes each time they are nominated for awards. If your materials are good enough and the award process is transparent, I see no reason why you should go about embarrassingly soliciting for votes like a politician. No award should be given based on public opinion. There should be a “competent” panel of judges selected to review the nominated materials and advise the organisers who the winners should be. It calls to question the motives of award organisers. Same goes for the numerous music talent shows in Nigeria today.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Photo: Flood Rocks Kebbi Government House

Things we see in Nigeria tho. Chai the Lord will reform Naija. A government house flooded? Lol. Then where is safe in the state?

Why Obasanjo Refused To Reveal His Next Of Kin At NIMC Office

                                           Olusegun Obasanjo at NIMC today during the exercise
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo today in Oke-Mosan Abeokuta registered for his National Identity Card (NIC) and decided to keep the information about his next of kin away from the prying eyes of reporters who were bent on capturing his personal data.

Obasanjo who arrived at the National Identity Management Commission office around 1:35pm, quickly had his height measured and finger prints taken. But when it got to the column requiring information about his next of kin, the former president who had been responding orally to the NIMC officials’ questions, picked a piece of paper, covered it with his palm, wrote the name of his next of kin and handed it over to the commission’s personnel.

He then turned to curious reporters and surging television cameramen, and said: “I have decided to keep my next of kin secret and away from you. If you know it, you will give it undue publicity,” the former president said. 

Lagos Begins 71-Day Repair Work On Eko Bridge Tomorrow

The Lagos State Government tomorrow Saturday, 23rd of August 2014, will commence the repairs on the expansion joints on Eko Bridge which is expected to be completed in the next 71days.=, adding that the bridge will not be closed, but rather a phased partial restriction.

The commissioner for transportation, Hon Kayode Opeifa who announced this, also begged for the corporation of road users.

Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko Decamps To PDP

The governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has decamped from the Labour Party (LP) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mimiko who is an important figure in the Labour party told his closed associates tonight that he has concluded his plans about moving to PDP.

Daily newspapers are also reporting that the Leaders of Labour Party and Chieftains of both parties confirmed this to newsmen in Akure today.

Pictures From Day 130 Of #BringBackOurGirls

The #bringbackourgirls campaigners again today marched in the city of Abuja campaigning for the release of the over 200 missing Chibok school girls. They went around the city carrying banners with inscriptions such as; Nigerians elected Jonathan, not Shekau, so we can only ask our president to bring back the girls! As the giant of Africa we are too big to fail our girls. Another one also read; would you be silent if your daughter was missing?

Some food for thought. See more pictures from the campaign after the cut.

First Consultants Medical Center Where Patrick Sawyer Died Explains How It All Started

Below is a press statement released by the management of the hospital;

In the interest of our patients, staff, the general public the nation at large we state the following:

A 40-years old gentleman came into the hospital with symptoms suggestive of Malaria (fever, headache, extreme weakness) on Sunday night (20th July 2014). He was fully conscious and gave us his clinical history and told us he is a Senior Diplomat from Liberia. Laboratory investigations confirmed malaria whilst other test for HIV, Hepatitis B&C were negative. He was admitted and treatment commenced.

Man Jailed 2 Years & 9 Months For Filming Fast & Furious Movie In Cinema

Oh dear, not in Nigeria. I am sure the likes of Tunde kelani and Saidi Balogun who recently told journalists that his new movie which he borrowed money to film has been pirated and has left him broke will feel more sad reading this news. Their counterparts in America got justice, but the criminal here in Nigeria is walking about freely. Though I personally think 2years and 9 months is quite much (my opinion). Okay back to the gist.

A man named Philip Danks has been jailed for 33 months after recording Fast And Furious 6 from the back of a cinema in Walsall. A judge in Wolverhampton ruled that Philip, 25, uploaded the movie, which has been downloaded 700,000 times on the internet.

The Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) told the court this meant millions of pounds lost for the film's distributor, Universal Pictures. The judge found Philip guilty and he was sentenced to 33months in prison for the act.

Health Minister Confirms Two New Cases Of Ebola In Lagos

The Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu has confirmed two new cases of Ebola Virus Disease in Lagos. The two new cases are secondary contacts and spouses of primary contacts that attended to late Patrick Sawyer who flew into the country last month with the virus. This brings the total number of Ebola confirmed cases in Lagos to 14.

Wisdom Ubiebifayen Releases New Photos

Wisdom Ubiebifayen a.k.a Amaikah De Song Goddess is a Nigerian recording artiste who believes her style is very unique and beautiful. Wisdom who has few singles currently running on air is also gearing up to release another one titled ‘ikud’, a love song with a blend of Efik/Ibibio and English. In these new photos, Wisdom was styled by Modela. Her makeup was done by Uchechi and Photography was by Temitayo of Dynamix prime.

Mother Dumps One Year Old baby In Abuja Bush

A year-old baby boy has been found in a bush where his mother dumped him. The mother of the baby was alleged to have been left frustrated by her lover suspected to be the father of the child. According to sources, passersby picked up the baby after they were attracted by his cry.

The baby who insects had already feasted on was later taken to Kubwa Police Station, before the police took him to Kubwa General Hospital, where he is currently receiving medical attention.

The DPO also said investigation is currently going on to unravel the mystery surrounding the dumping of the baby boy.

Sawyer’s Widow Mourns With Family Of Late Dr Ameyo Stella Adedavoh

Mrs. Decontee Sawyer, widow of the Liberian who brought the deadly Ebola Virus Disease to Nigeria has expressed her sadness at the death of Dr Ameyo Stella Adedavoh.

While responding to an email sent to her by Leadership Newspaper, Mrs. Sawyer said she shared in the pains the late doctor’s family members are passing through.

“I share in the pains that the family members of the Nigerian doctor are going through. It is just a pity that Patrick had to cause this damage both in Liberia and Nigeria.”

She also used the occasion to plead with Nigerians not to be angry with her for the open letter she wrote shortly after her husband died and appealed to everyone not to curse her children even if they chose to curse her late husband.

Middle-Aged Woman Nabbed For Killing Boyfriend

A middle-aged woman has been nabbed by the police for allegedly killing her boyfriend known as Anthony after setting him ablaze.

According to the Ondo State Police Commissioner, Mr. Isaac Eke, the woman, Miss Busayo, allegedly poured petrol on her boyfriend during an argument between the two of them and set him ablaze.