Saturday, August 23, 2014
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.”
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 37-year-old mother of three, Ezeh Ifeoma Maureen, has been arrested with substances suspected to be cannabis by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
She was caught at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja, Lagos, during outward screening of China-bound Ethiopian Airlines’ passengers for allegedly attempting to smuggle 6.200 kilogrammes of dried weeds that tested positive for cannabis.
Ice Bucket Challenge! Use Your Influence To Contain Ebola Spread Not ALS- Charles Novia Tells Celebrities
Charles Novia has asked Nigerian celebrities to mind their business and face what is actually killing people in their own country. Charles says it’s irritating to see celebrities copy foreign celebs who are helping to fight a just cause in their own country, while Nigerian celebs ignore theirs and join in the foreign battle. How e take concern you, Charles asked.
Continue below to read the rest of his tweets.
The Ogun State Government yesterday announced the indefinite postponement of the resumption date for all primary and secondary schools in the state. The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Segun Odubela, made this known in a press statement where he attributed the postponement to the deadly Ebola disease.
“Due to the current global health challenge occasioned by the deadly Ebola disease, the Ogun State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has postponed the resumption date for all public and private primary and secondary schools earlier scheduled for September 15, 2014 to a date to be announced later,” the commissioner said.
Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, Lagos have smashed a syndicate that specialised in selling human parts, arresting three of its members.
The suspects are two popular herbalists in Sagamu area and a mother of two whose husband was alleged to be a supplier of the human parts.
Recovered from the suspects were two human skulls suspected to have been procured from a graveyard.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Photos: Thermocool Celebrates 40th Anniversary... Showcases An Array Of Innovative Products To The Media
Hey people! Thermocool is in the news again!!! Remember we told you that your favourite household appliance is celebrating 40 years of providing Nigerians with durable, innovative and affordable products.
Well, yesterday, they had a media launch to flag off their 40th anniversary celebration, the brand showcased different range of their innovative products which are specifically designed and manufactured for the Nigerian market.
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“She was claiming to have powers to heal Ebola. Cases from Guinea were crossing into Sierra Leone for treatment. She got infected and died. During her funeral, women around the other towns got infected,” Mohamed Vandi, the top medical official in the hard-hit district of Kenema, told Agence France-Presse.
The herbalist’s mourners fanned out across the rolling hills of the Kissi tribal chiefdoms, starting a chain reaction of infections, deaths, funerals and more infections. A worrying outbreak however turned into a major epidemic when the virus finally hit Kenema city on June 17, health officials say.
Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba has been replaced by Emmanuel Ojukwu. The announcement to that effect was made today in a statement issued by Abayomi Shogunle, Deputy Force Public Relations Officer.
The statement further read that Mba has now been redeployed to Lagos State Command as an Area Commander in Area J.
Until his new assignment, DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu, was the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigations Department at Zone 7 Headquarters, Abuja.
LG Electronics (LG), a global leader in Mobile Communications has introduced into the Nigerian market its eagerly anticipated G3 smartphone, the successor to the company’s well-received LG G2. The device received Red Dot “Best of the Best” Awards for Smart Keyboard, Knock CodeTM and the graphic user interface (GUI).
Developed under the Simple is the New Smart concept, LG G3 is a culmination of con-sumer research based on LG’s product development philosophy, Learning from You. The LG G3 is empowered with the best of what current technology has to offer, providing con-sumers with a user experience more ambitious than anything offered before by LG.
Chief Ralph Uwazuruike
Crisis rocking the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) took a new twist yesterday as four people were feared dead.
The crisis may not be unconnected with reports suggesting that dissatisfied members of the movement had removed the leader of the group, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike.
There was serious pandemonium in Nyanya, Abuja this morning, when a car suspected to be laden with explosive device was seen left unattended to in the middle of the road.
Motorists and other passersby scampered for safety for fear the car might explode. Soldiers were seen this morning searching the Peugeot 406 vehicle, but no citizen was ready to know the outcome due to series of bomb blasts that has occurred in the state recently. They all ran for their dear lives, a witness said.
A motorcyclist also told premium times that the driver of the vehicle parked it on the road and left in a hurry.
Health Minister, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, has denied that the Federal Government ever ordered the sacking of 16,000 resident doctors working Federal Government owned hospitals nationwide.
While briefing State House correspondents yesterday in Abuja after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, the minister explained that the need to sack people who have not been at their duty posts for nearly two months was never an issue.
According to the victim, the C & S Pastor was in a prayer session with her when he asked her to hold on to some candle stick before forcefully pulling off her clothes and eventually had carnal knowledge of her.
The victim and her relations later reported the matter to the police and the pastor was arrested.
Miss MacDonald was powerless to prevent a collision after he stepped on to the track in front of her on one of Britain's most scenic rail routes. Mr Wells died instantly as he was hit by the train.
The couple dated for 8years before MacDonald walked out of the relationship 3 weeks ago.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Other commissioners of police who were also elevated to the rank of AIG are: Ambrose O. Aisibor, Adebayo Ajileye, Umaru Abubakar Manko, Joel Kayode Theophilus, Wilfred Eje Obute, Felix Osita Uyanna, A. J. Abakasanga, and Jubril Olawale Adeniji.
The body of the Arab man, who was stabbed by his European girlfriend in the early hours of Saturday for not marrying her after a four- year relationship, has been handed over to his family.
A security source at Dubai Police said that the operations room received a call from a European woman, saying there was a person who had been stabbed in her apartment in Al Nahda area.
The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola has sworn in Justice Oluwafunmilayo Olajumoke Atilade today as the new Chief Judge of Lagos State. Before now, Justice Atilade was a former high court judge. And interestingly, she took over from her elder sister, Justice Ayotunde Philips. Big congrats to her.
The Executive Chairman and CEO of EbonyLife TV, Africa’s first Global Black Entertainment and Lifestyle network, Mo Abudu, will turn the golden age of 50 this September.
The media mogul continues to make her mark in various fields of endeavour as a TV owner, Media Personality, Human Resource Management consultant, Entrepreneur/Venture Capitalist and a frontier in women empowerment programs.