Saturday, August 29, 2015

45 Nigerians Bag Uk’s Chevening Scholarships

The British Government has granted scholarship to 45 Nigerians to study strategic postgraduate courses in different universities in the United Kingdom for one year.

The successful Nigerians, who were picked for the all-expenses-paid programme under the British Chevening Scholarship, were treated to a pre-departure reception by the Acting British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Simon Shercliff in Abuja.

Amaechi In A Twist Of Fate, Seeks Protection In The Same Courts He Shut Down

In what could be described as a twist of fate, the same court the former governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, shut down for over a year following his feud with the National Judicial Council had cause to decide his suit against the commission of inquiry to probe his administration last week, Davidson Iriekpen writes

Hope Uzodinma's Second Marriage Plan Crumbles, Wife Asks Church To Stop Wedding

Mrs Augusta Uzodinma, wife of Senator Hope Uzodinma from Imo State, has raised an alarm over her husband’s plan to get married to another woman in the Catholic Church and asked the Church and all concerned in the new marriage arrangement to indefinitely call off the plans , stressing that she is still legally married to the Senator.

Buhari Dissociates Himself From Campaign Promises

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday disowned two of his campaign documents containing promises on what he would do in his first 100 days in office.

A statement from his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu titled: “Understanding Buhari in 100 days” pointedly disowned two campaign documents which he said emanated from some of party’s “so many centres of public communication which, for whatever reason, were on the loose.”

Jonathan’s Body Guards Posted Out Of Aso Rock Villa At Last

After months in the limbo, Department of State Services personnel who served as Body Guards to President Goodluck Jonathan have been posted out of the Villa to various state commands.

Competent sources at the Presidential Villa told Weekend Vanguard that the signal for the posting of the over 150 body guards who had remained redundant following the directive by the ADC to President Buhari that they should leave the presidential villa came yesterday.

3 Aljazeera journalists bagged 3yrs in prison by Egyptian court for operating without a press license

Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste were today Saturday August 29th sentenced to three years in prison for operating without a press license & broadcasting material harmful to Egypt.'

The verdict in a retrial was issued against Mohamed Fahmy, a naturalized Canadian who has given up his Egyptian citizenship, Baher Mohamed, an Egyptian, and Australian Peter Greste, who was deported in February and sentenced in absentia.

SSS disrupts Boko Haram spy network at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja. Suspect arrested...

A statement by a spokesperson for The Department of State Security Service (DSS), Tony Opuiyo today said the agency disrupted a spying network mounted by Boko Haram terrorists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. According to NAN, the Boko Haram terrorist arrested is a man named Sulaiymon Abdulraman, from Kogi State. Fine the statement after the cut...

Nigeria Economy worse In 90 days of APC – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) decries as alarming, the damage so far done on the nation’s economy by the President Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) since it took office at the center, three months ago. The party said the shambolic state of the nation’s economy within the period, which represents the worst in the nation’s contemporary history, is a direct fallout of uncertainty created by the inability of the Buhari-led government to chart a clear-cut economic policy, worsened by abuse of regulations, and flagrant violation of constitutional provisions.

LAWMA official killed by a speeding vehicle in Lagos this morning (photos)

A Lagos Waste Managment Authority, LAWMA official was knocked down this morning during the Environmental sanitation exercise by a speeding green SUV along Apongbon, Lagos Island. The individual that hit her didn't wait and the reader who witnessed the incident and sent the photos in said the woman died right in front of him. So sad! Killed while diligently doing her work. See the photos after the jump...

PHOTO: Nigeria Police Gets First Female Force Public Relations Officer

In his determination to advance change over stasis, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase, fdc, NPM has appointed Acting ACP Olabisi Alofe Kolawole as the new Force Public Relations Officer. Ag. ACP Kolawole becomes the first female police officer to be appointed as National Police spokesperson.