Wednesday, August 26, 2015

NOUN Students Threaten School VC In Face-off, Issue 7-day Ultimatum

Students of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) have issued a seven-day warning to the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Vincent Ado Tenebe, over some demands or face damning consequences. In a letter made available to and signed by the students’ representative, Abdulrazaq Hamzat, the students discussed series of issues, askijng the school head to take actions as soon as possible or face the unpleasant events that might follow his negligence.
The letter reads:

Nigeria Spends N16b Yearly Importing Tomatoes

The Federal Government yesterday said Nigeria spends N16 billion yearly on importing tomatoes.

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sonny Echono, who puts the country’s domestic demand for tomatoes at 2.3 million tonnes, said the country only produces 1.8 million tonnes yearly.

Economic Growth Falls To 2.35% - National Bureau Of Statistics

Nigeria’s real Gross Domestic Product plunged to 2.35 per cent in the second quarter of 2015, compared to 6.54 per cent in the same period last year, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday.

The country’s economic growth rate for the second quarter represents a 40 per cent decline from the 3.96 per cent recorded in the first quarter of this year.

500 painful days without the Chibok girls

Members of the #BringBackOurGirls group protesting
 the abduction of 219 Chibok Girls in Abuja... on Thursday | credits: Olatunji Obasa
When on April 14, 2014, some bloodthirsty bandits from the Boko Haram terror group invaded the premises of Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State and made away with close to 300 schoolgirls, not a few thought that the long arms of the Nigerian state would soon catch up with them and their innocent captives liberated. But today marks 500 days since that dreadful incident that reverberated all through the world took place; yet, there has been no sign of the girls.

Senate, Reps okay pay cut

Members of the National Assembly on Wednesday said they welcomed the decision of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission to review downward the salaries and allowances of members of the National Assembly.

The House of Representatives said a pay cut would be a “relief” to lawmakers in many respects, including restoring the dignity of the legislature in the country.

NDLEA occupies Arik attendant’s house, grills co-workers

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Wednesday stormed and occupied the Lagos house of Chika Egwu Udensi, a crew member of the Arik Air flight W3101, who was arrested with 20 kilogrammes of cocaine at the London Heathrow Airport.

The NDLEA moved to the house after they had interrogated pilots and flight attendants of the flight that left the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos for London on Monday night. The interrogation lasted for several hours at the NDLEA head office in Lagos.

Ways to build business brand online

Building a strong brand, either physically or online, is just as important for big businesses as it is for small ones.

Though small businesses have a more local reach, competition is high everywhere. So it is even more important for them to distinguish their brands so that they can become the choice of many people.

However, two myths may stall a small business’ progress in achieving a strong brand presence online. One, certain small business owners think they need as much money as big businesses to create a brand online. Also, the misconception that slapping a logo on just about everything related to your brand is ‘branding’.

Come and join us, PDP appeals to Nigerians

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has appealed to Nigerians to come and join their party. The acting chairman of the opposition party, Prince Uche Secondus, made the appeal during the inauguration of the PDP E-Membership Registration Committee in Abuja today

Tinubu distance self from attacks on Fashola (Snake in the Green Grass?)

Former Lagos state governor, Bola Tinubu has distanced himself from the recent attacks on former Lagos Governor, Raji Fashola. In a statement released from his media office today August 26th, Tinubu accused PDP of working towards causing a division in the APC after losing woefully in the last elections. He said no matter the devise used, APC will always surmount it. He went on to state that his hand and heart are not in any way connected to the recent attacks on the credibility of the Fashola-led administration. His statement in part reads;

Dead Body Abandoned By Pedestrian Bridge In Abuja

Reports reaching DAILY POST reveal that a corpse is at the moment lying abandoned by the road side in Abuja. DAILY POST reports that the dead body of an unidentified young man was abandoned around CITEC Pedestrian Bridge, in-between Gwarimpa and Galadima bus stops. DAILY POST could not ascertain the cause of death as at press time, however, those around the scene suspect that it may have been caused by a hit-and-run driver or an armed robbery attack. Commuters and passers-by are worried that the stench from the decaying corpse poses serious health challenges and have called on the police, Abuja Environmental Protection Board, AEPB and Area Council official to help do away with the corpse.

Alleged N1trillion diversion: Lamorde fails to appear before Senate committee

EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde today failed to appear before the senate committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions investigating claims by a petitioner, George Uboh, that the anti-graft boss diverted N1 trillion recovered loots from corrupt politicians including former Bayelsa governor Diepreye Alamiyeseigha and former Police boss Tafa Balogun. At the opening session of the hearing which commenced in the National Assembly, the petitioner, George Uboh provided documents to substantiate his claims. EFCC boss had however written to the committee asking for more time to gather relevant documents and was given another date to appear before the committee to answer to the petition.

Ekiti Reps Member hails Fayose’s criticism of Buhari

A member of the House of Representatives, representing Ekiti South Federal Constituency two, Hon Akin Awodumila has commended the Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose for providing credible and vibrant opposition to the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government.

Hon Awodumila, who was reacting to statement credited to a former House of Representatives member, Bamidele Faparusi, that Governor Fayose was dragging the name of Ekiti in the mud for criticising President Muhammadu Buhari, said;

Man Murdered Behind My House (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

Kadiri Street of Fadeyi Lagos State was thrown into pandemonium as they were awoken to the sight of a dismembered corpse, who was brutally murdered late last night between the hours of 9pm and 10pm. Witnesses however said before the victim was murdered in cold blood, he was seen drinking at a joint located on brown-lane subsequently a brew ensured between him and the assailants.

"Alleged B'Haram Member Disguised As Woman Was A Nigerian Soldier" - SR

Several months ago, as associates of former President Goodluck Jonathan pushed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the 2015 general elections, a video was released of an alleged Islamist terrorist caught in a woman’s dress. However, a video obtained by our correspondent revealed that the man presented to the Nigerian public as a Boko Haram insurgent is an enlisted Nigerian soldier serving at the time as a member of a multinational military task force operating in Nigeria’s northeast.

Tension At NDDC As Top Officials Meet Buhari Over Missing N184billion

There is tension at the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, as the agency’s top officials arrive Abuja to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday over the missing N183.7 billion and other alleged scams rocking the commission.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed the scheduled meeting to PREMIUM TIMES.
“It is true that top officials of the NDDC will be meeting with the President tomorrow (Wednesday),” Mr. Shehu said.

Suicide Bombers Kill Selves, Soldier In Borno

Twin male suicide bombers suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect, Tuesday evening, detonated their explosives at a check point around the Gomari Airport Round- About killing a soldier including themselves.

This explosion is coming barely 12 hours when twin suicide bombers struck in neighbouring Damaturu, the Yobe state capital where 6 people including the suicide bombers lost their lives with 26 injured.

A’court Upholds Ambode’s Victory, Fines Agbaje

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal on Wednesday affirmed the verdict of the Lagos State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal which upheld the declaration of Akinwunmi Ambode as the winner of the April 11, 2015 governorship election in Lagos State. The appellate court aligned with the July 1, 2015 decision of the Justice Muhammad Sijaro-led tribunal which declared as incompetent and therefore struck out the petition by the second runner-up in the said election, Jimi Agbaje, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party. The five-man appeal panel, after dismissing Agbaje’s appeal on the grounds of incompetence, ordered him to compensate each of the respondents in the sum of N50,000 each. Ambode had been returned winner of the April 11, 2015 poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission having polled 811,994 votes ahead of Agbaje who polled 659,788 votes.

N1tn allegation: Senate committee walks out EFCC, Lamorde’s lawyers

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, on Wednesday, walked out the representatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, led by the Director of Legal Services of the anti – graft agency, Mr. Chile Okoroma.

Ooni’s stool open to all ruling houses – Osinkola

The Osinkola Ruling House has disgareed with the Giesi and Ogboru Ruling Houses on whose turn it is to produce the next Ooni.

The leader of the Osinkola Ruling  House, Prince Olakunle Aderemi, who led other members of the family to a press conference in Ile Ife on Wednesday said  the race to fill the Ooni vacant stool was open to contest for the four ruling houses in Ile Ife.

Based on this assertion, he said the family would field candidates for the stool because its children were qualified to join the race.
Although the Osinkola produced the late Oba Adesoji Aderemi, who ruled before Oba Okunade Sijuwade, who died on July 28, reigned, the prince said Osinkola deserved to produce the successor of Oba Sijuwade because the family produced the least number of the Ooni among the four ruling houses.

Unknown Patient At National Hospital, Abuja...( See His Photo)

Below is a press release by the Spokesman of National Hospital, Abuja...
A man of about 27 years old whose picture is attached, was found in the bush by a Police officer and was taken to Nyanya General Hospital and then referred to National Hospital, Abuja on 22nd August, 2015. The Management is appealing to any member of the public whose relation has not been seen since the aforementioned date, to please come to the Trauma Centre, Abuja for identification and further necessary action.

Tayo Haastrup PhD
Spokesperson, National Hospital, Abuja
August 26, 2015

45 year old man bags 14 years imprisonment for stealing N51million

A 45-year old man, Gbenga Lawal has been sentenced to 14 years in jail by an Oredo Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Benin City for stealing the sum of N51, 168,230, belonging to Lukas Corporate Business Nigeria Limited, his former employees. According to The Nation, Gbenga, who was a manager in the company stole from the company between 2008 and 2010. The presiding Magistrate, Frank Idiake, found Gbenga guilty on count two and seven out of the seven count charge and acquitted him on five other charges bothering on stealing 3,484 cartons of medium stout beer valued at N11, 877, 807m. He was sentenced to seven years imprisonment with hard labor each on count two and seven. The presiding judge ruled that the sentence was without option of fine and that the sentence is to run concurrently.

Buhari Registers For National Identity Card (photo)

President Muhammadu Buhari was on Tuesday in Abuja registered by officials of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to enable him to obtain his national identity card.

Fielding questions from State House correspondents after his registration inside the Presidential Villa, Buhari said the exercise would confirm the country’s population, especially of those aged 18 years and above.

APC Sets Up Committee To Monitor Buhari’s Compliance With Manifesto

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has put measures in place to access and keep track of the implementation of the party’s manifesto by the by President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government as well as the fulfillment of other promises made by the party to the electorate during the campaigns.

Nigerian Dies In Malaysia After Selling Kidney For N6million

In the quest for fast money, a 28-year-old Nigerian man identified simply as Chukwudi, has lost his life in bizarre circumstances after he traveled to Malaysia to donate one of his kidneys to a patient needing a transplant.

According to a Nigerian business man based in that Middle East country, Chuwkwudi is not alone in this risky and dangerous business of selling internal organs for money as many young Nigerians undertake this venture just to get rich quick.
This is what the business man (name withheld by Pulse) reported exclusively to Pulse:

Goodluck Jonathan Is A Wicked Man - Boyloaf

Victor Ben Ebikabowei aka Boyloaf, a renowned ex- Niger Delta militant, in the exclusive interview with Aderonke Bello of accused the former president, Goodluck Jonathan, of neglect and called him a wicked man.

Unilag Releases Post Utme Result

Lagos – The University of Lagos said a total of 17, 935 candidates of the 31,955 that sat for its 2015 Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) recently, passed the screening exercise. This is contained in a statement signed by the institution’s Deputy Registrar, Information, Mr Olagoke Oke in Lagos. It would be recalled that 31,955 candidates who scored 200 marks and chose the university as their school of first choice participated at the recent 2015 JAMB-organised UTME.

Orubebe Is A Disgrace, Afraid Of Probe- Oshiomhole

Orubebe is a disgrace, afraid of probe —Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says former Minister of the Niger Delta, Mr Godsday Orubebe is afraid of President Muhammadu Buhari’s planned probe of several billions of naira squandered on the East-West road and on the Amnesty programme under his watch as Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, adding that this is the basis for his latest outburst in the media.

Rivers Tribunal: 16 Senators, Reps Petition Buhari

Sixteen senators and members of the House of Representatives from Rivers State on Tuesday petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged interferences by security agencies in the hearing of cases before the state election petition tribunal.

The lawmakers singled out the “State Security Services” and the “Nigerian Army” as security agencies the President should call to order to forestall a possible “injustice” in the prosecution of the cases.

Fatal Accident On Lagos-ore Road Leaves Many Dead (graphic Pics)

Not again!..something should be done about this very road for crying out loud! Full load of God is Good motors this morning collided with a Dangote truck heading to Lagos. The commercial bus was from Lagos heading to the East when it got involved in a head on collision at Ore Sagamu Expressway with the truck that was heading to Lagos. All passengers in the bus died.. and the photos are sad and very graphic so be warned.

Top 9 Excuses Naija Guys Use To Justify Their Inability To Speak to A Lady

Every gentleman realizes that its not a simple deed to effectively approach and woo a woman. Indeed, even the most certain of gentlemen normally need to “accumulate confidence” before doing the needful.

This could come from the fact that you don’t know what the result of the move you’re about making may be. Another reason is the trepidation of dismissal, no one needs to feel disparaged or like a looser kind of. We are all made with a feeling of self-esteem and we long for appreciation and respect which is ok.

On the other hand, society has made it look like a gentleman who can’t approach a woman is not a “genuine man”. Such a fellow is derided by companions, relatives and even the female people. As an aftereffect of this utter joke and keeping in mind the end goal to experience the desire of the general public, gentlemen think of some interesting reasons to safeguard themselves furthermore to expel their psyche from attempting to approach women.

The following are a portion of the reasons guys give themselves as well as other people for their powerlessness to approach ladies.