“It has not been easy but life must go on. I believe whatever happens has been pre-ordained. The death of Omoladun was a great loss I cannot get over in this lifetime. She will remain my best companion. She understood me than any other person on planet earth. At times when we quarrel in the house, she would abuse me on set and that would mark the end of the issue,” he said.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
The immediate past chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, and a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, are among 20 personalities who would be honoured Saturday for playing “game changer” roles in the socio-economic affairs of Nigeria in the last 20 years.
The award ceremony takes place this evening at the Eko Conference Centre, Lagos, alongside a discussion on security, to be chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The newspaper says it is recognising the 20 individuals for playing various roles in “altering the landscape, day after day” in the 20 years that THISDAY newspaper has existed.
Mounting attacks by Nigeria’s ferocious Boko Haram Islamists have sent more than 2.1 million people fleeing their homes in northeast Nigeria, the International Organization for Migration said yesterday.
Revising sharply upwards its previous estimate of 1.5 million, the Geneva-based IOM agency attributed the increase to a very recent spike in Boko Haram’s six-year insurgency.
But the state-run National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said other factors were at play, such as unrelenting communal strife and the return of Nigerians who had previously fled the country.
A 70 year old man might have cheated death when he bounced back to life after spending over 30 hours in a mortuary in Makurdi, the Benue state capital. Doctors at a private hospital in the town had on Saturday, August 26, 2015, certified Amos Otene dead at 4. 30 am and promptly covered him up and wheeled him into the mortuary, awaiting instructions from members of the family for embarment.
As further proof that Otene was dead, the doctors extracted the requisite body fluid and other substances from the corpse, for post mortem examination which was to ultimately reveal the cause of death.
The National Drug Law Enforcement has apprehended a 38-year-old mother of three children for attempting to smuggle 2.04kg Indian hemp to South Africa. The hemp was said to have been concealed in cartons of Knorr seasoning cubes.
According to a statement by NDLEA spokesperson, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, during investigation, the suspect, Rashidat Abdulkarim, accused her husband who lives in South Africa of implicating her.
The NDLEA airport commander, Mr. Hamza Umar, said that weed was seized at the cargo section of Nigeria Aviation Handling Company.
The first son of Late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, Mohammed Fawehinmi, in an interview with Punch has expressed how it has been difficult being in the position he is and having to go to court to defend cases. The interview below;
How would you describe your experience accessing the courtrooms?
I have had a lot of constraints in accessing the courtrooms, but I had to adapt by getting people to carry me up the stairs because I am very passionate about the practice of law. And if I have to improvise to get it done, I don’t mind. Though I would have expected that the government would have done something about it because we are in the democratic dispensation and everything should be done in a globally compliant manner.
We often use benchmarks as measures of progress. ‘How is your favourite football team doing at the beginning of this season?’ ‘How many words does your one-year-old son say in a minute?’
And, of course, there’s the time-honoured measure of how well a new president is doing after 100 days in office. In case you hadn’t heard, that benchmark is here for President Buhari.
You may feel it’s a little impertinent for me to issue a report card for President Buhari on his performance during his first 100 days in office. Yes, I’m not his teacher, and he’s not my student.
But what the heck? It’s a free country and everyone else is doing it. So here it goes:
Music act and M.I’s younger brother, Jesse Jagz has said he does not believe in going to church. Explaining further on what he means, the singer said he believes a man has to build his relationship with God and not necessary go to church before he builds one. Jagz said despite growing up in the household of God (a church) he has not been to one in the past 8 years (and that’s the time he stated becoming popular). Hear him;
“I think every human is spiritual. Prayer is communication with God and there is no definite way of communicating with God. My dad was a pastor so we grew up in church. However, I have not gone to church in eight years. I believe education does not only exist within the four walls of a school the same way God does not only exist in a religious institution. He exists on his own. Growing up in church has made me realise the most important thing is to have a relationship with God. Human beings take religion too seriously.”
Friday, September 4, 2015
The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army has destroyed over 2,000 cartons of dried fish estimated at 60 million Naira seized from suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State.
Spokesperson of the Division, Colonel Tukur Ceremony, today showed reporters the recovered items in Maiduguri, the capital of the State.
He said that the suspected insurgents, who had resorted to robbery and cattle rustling, were believed to also be engaged in commerce to fund their activities.
Wow! Ghanaian Actress Divorces Husband 4 Days After Wedding When She Found Out He Was Married With Kids
On their wedding day, last week sunday
Ghanaian actress Rose Mensah, popularly known as Kyeiwaa, has divorced her husband Daniel Osei, less than four days after the glamorous event. The Kumasi-based Spare Parts dealer tied the knot with the famous Kumawood actress last weekend in Kumasi.
Twenty-four hours after the wedding, it emerged that Mr. Osei was a married man with kids.
Wife of Mr. Osei has also revealed that her husband claimed that his marriage to Kyeiwaa was just a movie and nothing more. It has also emerged that Osei rented a crowd for Sunday’s ceremony.
Kyeiwaa, however, has confirmed to Kasapa FM that she is done with Osei, and will never go back.
South African anti-apartheid activist and veteran cleric, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has been discharged from hospital where he received an intravenous course of antibiotics over the past two weeks. The 83-year-old had been admitted to hospital for the second time in August for treatment of an "inflammation".
Tutu has been receiving treatment for a recurring infection unrelated to the prostate cancer he has been fighting for 18 years, his family has previously said.
A Nobel peace laureate who used the pulpit to preach against apartheid, retired from public life in 2010 but has kept speaking out in a wide range of issues, including corruption among South Africa's political elite. Atleast South Africans can relax now that he isn’t going the Mandela way yet.
You know he must always talk, lol. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump praised Kanye West as "so great" on Thursday after the rapper suggested that he plans to run for president in 2020.
"You know what? I will never say bad about him, you know why? Because he loves Trump!" Donald said of the hip-hop superstar. "Kanye West has been so great," he added.
Trump was asked at a press conference about West's possibly tongue-in-cheek presidential announcement, which was made during an acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night.
It’s not giveaway yet, but who knows maybe someone can still get some freebies. By the way, let me too tell you who the Tailor is, he is Yomi Casual. So who is the actor? Oh I wish I can customize mine as Blogger!! So sweet, but make dem no go fire person… people are wicked oo, upon all these promotions, work day and night to make people smile, some people still don’t like you. Loool
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It could have just been another dream, up until the 13th of January 1995, when Mikano International Limited was established with a clear cut mandate to provide valued customers satisfactory solution for their power needs with quality products at competitive pricing, while maintaining customer satisfaction by consistently meeting and exceeding their expectation.
The dream was to contribute towards the development of the power sector in Nigerian economy and also, to be seen as the leading solution provider as evidenced in its quality and dependable Perkins UK engine generating sets.
The company is the largest assembler of power generating sets from renowned Generator manufacturers; Perkins and Stamford/Meccalte alternator U.K, providing quality generating sets ranging from 9kva to 2000kva for homes and industries.
A conman funded a playboy lifestyle by cheating pensioners out of their life savings.
Godwin Nwaofor, 36, kept a 'suckers list' of potential victims to send bogus letters saying they had won the Australian Lottery.
The Nigerian national received around £1million from the scam and blew the money on luxury cars, gold jewellery and expensive champagne at top nightclubs in London.
Nwaofor was a ‘willing and enthusiastic lieutenant’ to the mastermind of the con, another Nigerian, Frank Onyechonam, who was nicknamed ‘Fizzy’ for his love of vintage champagne.
Fashola Keeps Mum On Alleged Misappropriation Of Funds, Says I Don’t Respond To Newspaper Allegations
The immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday refused to answer questions on the allegations of corruption levelled against him. Fashola was alleged to have spent N139m on two boreholes at the Lagos House, Ikeja, and another N78.3m for the upgrade of a personal website.
The former governor, who was the guest speaker at the 16th Bishop Mike Okonkwo Annual Lecture, urged Nigerians to ensure that they hold their leaders accountable always. The event, which was held at the Shell Hall of the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos Island, was titled, ‘The Nigerian political Class and the Citizen’s Quest for Good Governance.’
The governor said most Nigerians failed to hold their political leaders to their campaign promises after elections.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday made public details of their assets, which had been declared to the Code of Conduct Bureau.
According to a statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President has about N30m in his only bank account with the Union Bank Plc, while the Vice President has a balance of N94m, $900,000 and 19,000 pounds in his bank accounts.
Shehu’s statement said the President had shares in Berger Paints, Skye Bank and Union Bank and a total of seven houses, comprising two mud and a standard house in Daura, his hometown; two homes in Kaduna, one in Kano and one in Abuja.
The Police in Bauchi have commenced investigations into the alleged poisoning to death of Hajara Ahmed, the daughter of Chief Imam of Bauchi Central Mosque, Alhaji Ahmed Baban-Inna.
Bauchi Police Command’s spokesman, DSP Haruna Mohammed, told NAN on Thursday that the crime was committed on Monday at about 6:00 pm, by one Jarelu Ahmed, aged 30.
“On Monday,August 31, at about 18:00hrs, Police Detectives attached to Township Division in Bauchi, arrested one Jarelu Ahmed, male and 30 years, of Railway road, Bauchi. Suspect allegedly poisoned one Hajara Ahmed, an 11 year-old daughter of one Bala Ahmed Baban Inna, Chief Imam of Bauchi Central Mosque, killed and buried her in his room in order to conceal his atrocity.
“Scene of the crime was visited by forensic experts attached to State Criminal Investigations Department and the remains of the victim, exhumed, photographed and taken to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, for postmortem examination. The case is currently under investigation,” he said.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Graduates of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) would soon be allowed to participate in the National Youth Service Corps Scheme (NYSC) and the Nigerian Law School Programme. The Director, Ilorin Study Centre of NOUN, Mr Michael Abikoye, made this known on Thursday in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin.
Abikoye, who was NOUN first Acting Registrar, attributed exclusion of NOUN graduates from the scheme and law school to public misunderstanding of the difference between Open and Distance Learning (ODL) and part time studies.
He expressed optimism that with the ongoing talk between the management of the Open University and the relevant stakeholders, NOUN students would be absorbed into the scheme. So I think you need to pray if you are a NOUN student, lol. His actual statement after the cut.
Twelve passengers have died in a road accident after a 16-seater inter-state transport company bus crashed into a truck in Benin today. The accident occurred at about 1pm along Benin by pass. The driver of the bus with an inscription, Young Shall Grow Motors with registration number EKY 733 XD also died.
According eye witnesses, the bus was coming from Lagos and was going to the Eastern part of the country when the incident happened. The driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid oncoming SUV and in the process it crashed into a truck parked by the roadside, an eye witness said.
Unfortunately, the driver and 11 other passengers died on the spot. Only four people survived. Those who survived are said to be in critical conditions and have been rushed to the hospital. More photos after the cut.
A man wears a placard on his back, requesting to be trained and sent to the frontline to fight against Boko Haram
A double suicide bombing has killed 19 people and wounded 143 today in northern Cameroon, where soldiers are battling Boko Haram fighters.
The attacks targeted Kerawa, a town in the Far North region that was the scene of clashes between the militants and government soldiers in February. One blast hit a camp housing infantry fighting the Islamists, while another was at a market.
A local government official said he had been told the attacks were carried out by female suicide bombers. Boko Haram has stepped up attacks on Chad, Niger and Cameroon, all of which border its northeast Nigerian stronghold, after they took part in an offensive against it this year. May God safe Africa from this deadly sect.
The Federal Government has approved N400 million for the payment of upkeep allowances of Nigerian students on foreign scholarships. The Acting Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Hajia HIndatu Abdullahi, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja yesterday.
Abdullahi attributed the delay to non-release of capital allowance and the change in government which delayed the release of capital allocation for 2015. According to her, the allowance payable to the scholars outside the country is from January to December and it is calculated and captured in the budget every year.
She said that the plight of the students was being taken seriously, adding that “we just have an approval of about N400 million, we are now working with the Federal Ministry of Finance to obtain it.
“After that, we will head to the Budget Office and the Central Bank of Nigeria to ensure that the money is remitted as soon as possible to the missions. In terms of the paper work, we have concluded; we want to pay something so that their hardship will be minimised, she said.
The Centrum Initiative For Development and Fundamental Rights Initiative, CEDRA, has given Kaduna Governor, Malam El-Rufai 48 hours to sack the Special Adviser on Trade and Investment promotion, Jimmy Lawal, stating that the governor knows fully well, that Lawal is a fraudulent man and wanted in America. They said a quick search of Lawal on goggle will expose all his illicit acts and urged the Governor to do the needful if he wants the people of Kaduna to respect him and see his government as a transparent one.
Briefing journalists on CEDRA’s assessment of 100 days of All Progressives Congress, APC, government led by Governor El-Rufai in the state at Catholic Media Social Center on today, Chairman Board of Trustees, John Danfulani maintained that if El-Rufai’s claim of running a transparent, sensitive, responsive and credible government is true, he should sack Lawal immediately.
“If Governor El-Rufai insists on keeping a man on United States’ wanted list and an aide that a google search on his name will give thousands of links carrying scandalous stories in his government, there is more than meets the eye in the entire affairs,” Danfulani said.
According to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President(Media & Publicity), the two new appointees will work in the Office of the Vice President.
Mr. Ipaye is the immediate past Attorney General of Lagos State.
The striking resident doctors of the Federal Tertiary Hospital, Ido Ekiti, have rejected the appeal of the Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers to call off their four-month-old industrial strike.
The council led by its Chairman and Ologotun of Ogotun, Oba Samuel Oyebade, had last week Friday held a meeting with the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Majekodunmi Ayodele, and officials of the Association of Resident Doctors.
Also at the meeting were the Ajero of Ijero Ekiti, Oba Joseph, Adewole; Alara of Aramoko, Oba Olu Adeyemi and the Olojudo of Ido Ekiti, Oba Idowu Faboro.
Despite people’s opinions about the governor’s popular stomach infrastructure practice, the Governor who recently distributed items such as rice, milk, groundnut oil, beverages and maggi to the people of the State said he will do more rather than repair roads or focus on education for now.
The Governor according to a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, said only healthy people could contribute to the development of their societies.
“We are all witnessing what is going on across the world. People are moving to places they think has greener pasture even at the risk of their lives. People from Eastern Europe are struggling to get to the West. Here in Ekiti, our concern is the welfare of the citizens. When we banish hunger, assist in the provision of good health care services, then we can talk of roads and other social infrastructure. A hungry man may not value a road that is tarred because his major concern first will be to have food to eat. We are not allowing paucity of funds to deter us. When we started last year, mockers felt the programme would fizzle out or die, but it has not and will not. We have held it thrice in Ado-Ekiti and now Ikere-Ekiti and it will go round the state,” he said.
Do you agree that a government should feed its people first before building good roads or focusing on education? Your thoughts!
In spite of the sentiments bothering on preference for the use of English Language at the expense of Yoruba Language, it is interesting to observe that it is still being sought after not only by Africans in diaspora but also Americans and Asians.
Some Americans have arrived the Centre for Yoruba Studies at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State to learn the Yoruba Language. This is however not the first time Americans will arrive Ibadan, to learn the language as four Americans in 2011 graduated from the centre. Watch the video here.