Thursday, August 27, 2015

Buhari appoints Secretary to the Govt, Chief of Staff, others

Below is a press statement...
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the following appointments:
Engr. Babachir David Lawal – Secretary to the Government of the Federation
Alhaji Abba Kyari – Chief of Staff to the President
Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd.) – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service
Mr. Kure Martin Abeshi – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service
Senator Ita S.J. Enang – SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate)

Economic diversification very high on our agenda - Buhari

Press statement from the presidency
President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday in Abuja that Nigeria, under his leadership, will work more closely with other countries facing the challenge of falling oil prices to rapidly move away from dependence on crude oil exports for economic survival.

Beat of Lagos Award: Winner gets a plot of land

The much awaited Beat of Lagos 2015 concert has gotten a nod from the Lagos State Government through its Ministry Of Tourism and Inter-Governmental Relations. The concert which was headlined by; P Square and several other A-list artistes at the maiden edition in 2011 have also had several top acts performing on its stage since inception.

Man Dies after Trying to Enter Tanker to Steal Diesel at Petrol Station along Asaba-Onitsha Express Way

A man said to be a tanker conductor, died after attempting to steal diesel from a parked tanker at a  petrol station located along Asaba-Onitsha express way.
According to several online reports, he went inside the tanker with rubber cans but was unsuccessful, as he died in the tanker.
Fire service personnel were called to the scene to cut open a part of the tanker to bring the deceased out.

EFCC begins probe of Amaechi's administration

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has commenced probe on the administration of the immediate past governor of Rivers state, of Rotimi Amaechi. According to a report by ThisDay, the probe comes after a Port Harcourt-based group, The Integrity Group, petitioned EFCC on July 29th, accusing the former governor of corruption, graft and abuse of office while he served as governor. 

Policeman mistakenly shoots self dead in Lagos

A police officer simply identified as Medugwu mistakenly shot himself dead while adjusting a rifle at the Mobile Police Force 20, in the Ikeja area of Lagos on Tuesday August 25th.

According to Punch, Medugwu who was attached to MOPOL 20 and the second-in-command to the armorer, accidentally pulled the trigger while adjusting his rifle when a bullet was fired from it, piercing through his jaw.

Usain Bolt Wins Gold in 200m Race at IAAF World Championships

Usain Bolt has just won his fourth consecutive 200m World title today in Beijing.
Bolt ran the race in 19.55 seconds, Guardian UK reports. American rival, Justin Gatlin finished in second place with a time of 19.74 seconds.
South Africa’s Anaso Jobodwana won the bronze in a national record of 19.87

Horrifying photos from the murder on live TV yesterday...killer leaves suicide not blaming racism for his attack

Adam Ward, the photojournalist shot dead on live TV yesterday morning, alongside TV reporter Alison Parker, may have filmed killer Vester Flanangan as he was fired from their TV station in 2013.

Vester, who shot and killed three people yesterday including himself, worked at WDBJ alongside Adam and Alsion for two years, but was eventually fired due to his poor performance and aggressive behavior. He had to be escorted from the building by police after refusing to leave, an incident which Ward allegedly filmed. After the killing yesterday, Vester released a rambling manifesto-cum-suicide note, in which he blamed racial discrimination, as well as Charleston church killings, for his attack.

Age limit disqualified me from youth corps – Obasanjo

Former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, said he would have loved to participate in the National Youth Service Corps, but was disqualified because of his age. Obasanjo who graduated from National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN with a degree in Theology, said;
”Somebody wrote me a letter when he got to know that I have graduated from NOUN, he wanted me to do national youth service, but unfortunately for him there is age limit.”

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

UNILAG releases post UTME results,17,935 successful

University of Lagos has released results of its 2015 Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). According to a statement signed by the institution’s Deputy Registrar, Information, Mr Olagoke Oke, 17, 935 candidates out of the 31,955 that sat for the entrance examination were successful.

Nigerian Man Dies in Malaysia After Selling his Kidney for N6 Million

A 28-year-old Nigerian man named Chukwudi, has died after selling his kidney for N6 million in Malaysia.
An individual said to be a business man told Pulse the news.
The unnamed source said:
“I know many Nigerians will say it is none of my business how others make their money but I want to bring this to the notice of our country people how many of our young men die here in Malaysia in very disturbing circumstances.

Video Premiere: M.I feat. Runtown, Phyno & Stormrex – Bullion Van

The video, directed by Mex, features cameo appearances from the Choc Boi Nation as well as the famous Francis ‘Gerrarahere’ Odega.

Fear of Buhari has led to the stability of power supply - Oshiomole

Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomole says fear of president Buhari has led to the stability of power supply nationwide. Oshiomole said this at the 27th annual education conference of textile workers in Kaduna yesterday August 25th.
"I understand now that electricity supply is stable. It is just the fear of Buhari that led to the stability of power supply. The streetlights were not functioning but immediately Buhari was inaugurated, the lights came up. There is hope for Nigerians under President Buhari." he said

Customs Agents at US Airport Seize Over $40,000 from Nigerian Traveler

Customs and Border Patrol agents on Sunday seized over $40,000 in unreported currency from a Nigerian traveler at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

US TV Reporter & Camera Man Killed by Gunman During Live Broadcast

A shooting on live television has left a reporter and a cameraman dead in Moneta, Virginia.
According to abc news, Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, were killed in the field during a live news segment on Wednesday morning, while working for WDBJ-TV, a CBS affiliate serving the Roanoke-Lynchburg television market.

AKA and DJ Zinhle Split Amicably after 3 Years and a Daughter Together | Read the Official Statement

A few weeks ago SA rapper AKA and his girlfriend DJ Zinhle welcomed a baby girl
The couple has however announced that they have amicably decided to go their separate ways after being together for about 3 years.
DJ Zinhle released an official statement and posted on Instagram:

12-Year-Old Boy Trips, Accidentally Rips Hole Into $1.5 Million, Centuries-Old Painting at Exhibition

A 12-year-old boy in Taiwan accidentally ripped a hole into a 350-year-old painting by Baroque artist Paolo Porpora that's worth over $1.5 million, according to the exhibition's organizers showcasing the painting. The boy was caught on security footage this past Sunday at "The Face of Leonardo, Images of a Genius" exhibition in Taipei, according to the exhibition's Facebook page.

14-Year-Old Boy Kills 3 Year Old Brother With Dad's Gun While 'Acting' Movie

Tragedy struck the sleepy town of Umueze, Enugwu-Achi, Oji-River Local Government Area, Enugu State last Monday following the death of 3-year-old Akachukwu in the hands of his 14-year-old brother Ebubechukwu,14, using their father’s gun.

Desperate family smash into tomb of pregnant teenager who woke up screaming and banging on her coffin!

A 'dead' teenager woke up in her coffin and screamed for help one day after she was buried – but died again before desperate relatives could save her. Grieving family members pictured above breaking through the concrete tomb from where Neysi Perez, 16, had been heard 'banging and screaming'.

Jonathan recruited 1600 into Immigration, not Parradang - NIS Senior Officers

Concerned Senior officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service have released a statement defending their suspended boss, Mr. David Parradang, in the controversial recruitment exercise that rocked the agency during the last administration.

Femi Adesina, spokesperson of President Buhari last week stated that Parradang was suspended by president Buhari for his alleged involvement in the recruitment exercise that led to the death of 16 applicants. The statement from the concerned officials below...