Monday, 27 July 2015
Professor Muritala Salau, the INEC National Commissioner representing South West has died at 67. Mr. Salau, a former Vice Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, died at Turkish Hospital in Abuja after a brief illness on Saturday. He was buried according to Islamic rites at the Muslim Cemetery, Moniya, Ibadan, on Sunday evening. His corpse arrived at the Ibadan airport at 4.15 p.m. where the Janazah (funeral) prayers. The prayer was witnessed by his immediate family members, INEC officials, members of the academic community, Islamic clerics, Muslim groups and other sympathisers. The corpse was later led to the cemetery in a long convoy where he was buried amidst prayers. An in-law to the deceased, Ishaq Sanni, who also double as the Chairman, Muslim Community of Oyo State, described his death as painful, as he was always concerned about people’s welfare. Mr. Sanni said the Muslim community would miss him greatly because of his exemplary leadership qualities and kindness to the people. Speaking in the same vein, a colleague of the deceased at INEC, Lai Olurode, said his death was sad and a personal loss to him as the two of them were from both the academic community and South West. Mr. Olurode said he was with the deceased in Abuja before he took ill where he spoke as if he knew he was going to die soon. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr. Salau was born on November 21, 1947, in Ibadan, Oyo State. He attended Islamic High School, Orita Bashorun, Ibadan on Western Region Scholarship between 1960 and 1964, and proceeded to University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Osun State to study Physics on Federal Government Scholarship where he graduated in 1971. His passion for education took him to Stanford University Palo –Alto Ca94305, USA, where he obtained his Master of Science and Ph. D degrees in Applied Physics in 1974 and 1976, respectively. He was Sole Administrator, LAUTECH from June 15, 1997, to July 5, 1999. He became Acting Vice Chancellor of the school on July 6, 1999 and he was confirmed as substantive Vice Chancellor on May 23, 2000, where he was till May 22, 2005. Mr. Salau was sworn-in by former President Goodluck Jonathan on January 7, 2015, as INEC National Commissioner, representing the South West, the position he held till his demise. A devoted Muslim, the deceased was survived by his wife and children. (NAN)
Sunday, 26 July 2015
Friday, 24 July 2015
Thursday, 23 July 2015
Tragedy struck in a Zimbabwean village after a pastor, Shamiso Kanyama, died after he was allegedly buried alive on his instructions.
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A Zimbabwean village has been struck with tragedy when a pastor, Shamiso Kanyama, died after he was allegedly buried alive on his instructions.
President Buhari has rejected the offer of same-sex marriage by stating that sodomy is against the law of Nigeria and abhorrent to our culture.
The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, has taken to his official Twitter page to reveal that President Muhammadu Buhari has bluntly rejected the proposal of same sex marriage from the United States.
A Presidency source told SR that Mr. Emefiele asked to see President Buhari and then requested to leave for an “important” meeting in London. The President is said to have granted the request.
Wednesday, 22 July 2015
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) at its 2015 Combined Policy Meeting, held on July 14, 2015 in Abuja, announced the adoption of a policy whereby candidates of universities with surplus applicants for the Unified Matriculation Examinations (UTME) are reassigned to other universities with lower number of candidates than their capacities.
The crisis rocking the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control has taken another twist as the redeployed former Finance Director, Ademola Mogbojuri, on Sunday, accused the NAFDAC’s Director-General, Dr. Paul Orhii, of corruption.
Press statement from the Presidency
President Buhari Tuesday in the United States vowed that his administration would trace the accounts of individuals who stashed away ill-gotten oil money, freeze and recover the loot and prosecute the culprits.
Monday, 20 July 2015
Saturday, 18 July 2015
Friday, 17 July 2015
Nigeria’s broadcasting industry regulator, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has said that it has confiscated transmitters being used by the controversial Radio Biafra across the South east, thereby effectively neutralizing illegal broadcasts from the radio station.
Thursday, 16 July 2015
President Muhammadu Buhari departs Nigeria Sunday for bilateral talks with his United States counterpart Barack Obama.
The visit is however coming against the backdrop of frosty relations between the authorities in the U.S. and Nigeria’s Ambassador Mr. Ade Adefuye.
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Tuesday, 14 July 2015
The 6 first class Chiefs in Tiv land have filed a suit against the Benue state government,and the Benue state House of Assembly challenging the directive by the Benue state government led by Samuel Ortom to 'revert to status quo "following their earlier appointment and confirmation by the Tiv Area Traditional council,and the Benue state government. Ruling on the suit today in Makurdi,
The Nigerians are; Oladimeji Seun Ayelotan, 30, Rasaq Aderoju Raheem, 31, Olusegun Seyi Shonekan, 33 Taofeeq Olamilekan Oyelade, 30 Olufemi Obaro Omoraka, 26 Anuoluwapo Segun Adegbemigun, 39, are charged along with 15 others in an Oct. 7, 2014, indictment with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to commit identity theft, use of unauthorized account access devices, theft of U.S. government funds and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
The charges stem from the defendants alleged participation in numerous Internet-based complex financial fraud schemes, including romance scams, re-shipping scams, fraudulent check scams and work-at-home scams, as well as bank, financial and credit card account takeovers.
Source: Department of Justice. Office of Public Affairs
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In an apparent bid to re-jig the nation’s security apparatus in the wave of growing insurgent attacks and suicide bombings, President Muhammadu Buhari, 45 days after assuming office, yesterday sacked all the service chiefs and appointed replacements whom he said were chosen on merit.
Monday, 13 July 2015
Wahala dey o! A polyandrous housewife identified as Chiekube Igbinosa in Akumazi community of Delta State, was said to have bit off her daughter’s ear and stabbed her for doing things with her boyfriend.
In what looks like a ferry tale, the case of the seed of discord between the housewife and the daughter over boyfriend, it was reliably gathered, was borne out of evil intentions, especially with the circumstances that are said to be surrounding the shameful incident.
It was learnt that Okeke slit Rose’s throat after the duo reportedly had an argument over who poured urine on the latter’s clothes that were spread on the entrance door to her room.
Saturday, 11 July 2015
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Avid blogger, owner mandygist.com and business woman Mandy Seember Kaunan celebrated her sons birthday in style, her son LuseTor McPaul Azua turned 3 on the 27th, June, 2015 . See the Pre-Birthday and Birthday Pics.............
Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has challenged US President Barack Obama by asking his hand in marriage. His comment comes at the back of the legalization of gay marriage in the US by the Supreme Court.
During Mugabe's weekly radio interview with Zimbabwe’s national radio last Saturday, he said:
“I’ve just concluded since President Obama endorses the same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people and enjoys an attractive countenance thus if it becomes necessary , I shall travel to Washington, D.C. , get down on my knee and ask Obama’s hand. I can’t understand how these people dare to defy Christ’s explicit orders as our Lord prohibited mankind from sodomy.''
Mugabe said the American Government is run by pervert, Satan-worshipers who insult the Great American nation.
He reportedly added
"That the American tradition and heritage was based on lofty Christian principles, but to the detriment of this great nation, America’s corrupt political elite is acting according to their diabolic whims".
Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, the first ever from a sitting president, came amid growing pressure for the president to clarify his previously muddled opinion, as two senior members of his administration announced personal support for gay marriage and a day after voters in North Carolina approved a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
The Federal government yesterday June 29th constituted a four-man committee to probe NNPC over N3.8 trillion unaccounted for by the corporation in the last three years. According to the Edo state governor, who is part of the 4-man probe committee, investigations by the federal government show that NNPC made N8.1 trillion from 2012-2015, paid N4.3 trillion to the federal government and withheld N3.8 trillion which the management of the corporation have not accounted for.
The probe panel was constituted by the National Economic Council which was inaugurated by President Buhari yesterday June 29th
"We are talking about transparency, we are talking about change and what we saw from those numbers I believe that Nigerians are entitled to know, is that whereas NNPC claimed to have earned N8.1trn, what was paid into the Federation Account from 2012 to May 2015 was N4.3trn. What it means is that NNPC withheld and spent N3.8trn. The major revelation here is that the amount NNPC paid into the federation account for distribution to the three tiers of government came to N4.3trn and the corporation alone took and spent N3.8trn. This means the cost of running NNPC is much more than the cost of running the Federal Government. That tells you how much is missing; what is mismanaged; what is stolen. These are huge figures. There is no enterprise manager who goes to the market and sells and just begin to spend, otherwise nobody needs to budget,” he said.
He added that if the Federal Government cannot spend without appropriation, agencies of government cannot not also spend money without appropriation
“This is what the constitution provided for. And this is what President Buhari has promised to do that henceforth all monies must go to the Federation Account. What do you need budget for; Nigeria cannot continue with you earn the money and spend it. Where is transparency? Where is the role of the National Assembly? So if you were doing that you won’t have a situation where the NNPC alone will spend N3.8trn and remit to the federal, states and local governments N4.3trn which means NNPC is taking about 47 per cent and that explains all the leakages you are talking about. We looked at the numbers for the Excess Crude Account. The last time the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, reported to the Council and it is in the minute, she reported that by November 2014, we had $4.1bn but today the Accountant General Office reported we have $2bn, which means the Honourable Minister spent $2.1bn without authority of the NEC.”he said
Other members of the probe panel includes governors of Kaduna, Zamfara and AkwaIbom states.