Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hoteliers Beg Aregbesola To Pay His Debts

Some hoteliers operating in Osun State have asked Governor Rauf Aregbesola to defray bills incurred by guests of the state government who lodged in their facilities.
The hoteliers said this in a statement made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Saturday by their spokesperson, Babatunde Karim.

Police Arrest Oshiomole's Driver

Security operatives attached to the Edo state government arrested one of the drivers in the convoy of Governor Adams Oshiomhole. Leadership reports that the driver was apprehended on Friday, September 25, over his alleged attempts to break into the account section of Edo state government house. It was learnt that on Wedenesday evening there was large lodgement of cash, which was probably meant to offset some expenses towards the Sallah festival.

Boko Haram Attacks Kogi DSS Office, Frees 30 Suspects

No fewer than 30 people detained at the Kogi State office of the Directorate of State Service were freed on Friday night when it was attacked by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect.

This was as four people, including an anti-riot policeman, were reportedly killed in the attack by the invading insurgents.

The attackers were said to have immediately made for the cell of the DSS office located along Hassan Katsina Road, Lokoja, and released all suspects kept there after gaining entrance.

Buhari Pictured With David Cameron In New York

President Muhammadu Buhari's Bilateral Meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron at UN Building during the UN General Submit in New York. More photos after the jump

Army Cuts Off The Head Of A B'Haram Member ( Viewers Discretion Advice)

A Facebook companion of mind who is a military man & who is right now battling the boko haram guerillas in the north east part of Nigeria imparted this photograph to me. As indicated by him, he said that the boko haram member was the most grounded among the gathering, that the man opposed passing, yet the military over powered him and remove his head.




Sokoto Chief Imam Killed In Hajj Stampede

The Sokoto State Pilgrims Welfare Agency has disclosed that Sheikh Liman Dan-Ata, the Chief Imam of the Sultan Abubakar III Juma’at Mosque, Sokoto, was among those killed in the stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia where over 700 lives was lost.  This was disclosed in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday by the Media Assistant to the agency Alhaji Farouk Umar.
According to NAN, the state government had in a statement issued on Saturday by Imam Imam, spokesman to Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, confirmed the killing of nine other pilgrims from the state in the Mina stampede. The agency also confirmed the killing of the immediate Caretaker Chairman of Illela Local Government Area of the state, Alhaji Bello Gidan-Hamma, his mother, step-mother and two wives in the stampede.

Photos of Buhari addressing the UN General Assembly

President Buhari addressed the UN General Assembly and spoke on the topic "Strengthening The Means of Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and Ensuring an AIDS-free Generation By 2030 Through The Elimination Of Mother To Child Transmission of HIV. A Dual Imperative For Nigeria". Continue to see more photos + full text of President Buhari's address..

Photos: Buhari, Obasanjo attend AU meeting in New York

President Buhari and former president Olusegun Obasanjo attended the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (AU-PSC) meeting held at the Permanent Observer Mission of the AU to the United Nations in New York yesterday September 26th. Others at the meeting included the National Security Adviser to the President Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Bulus Z. Lolo, DG NIA, Mr Oke and Former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi. More photos after the jump

Photo: Nigerian man goes missing in Saudi Arabia

According to friends and family who are sharing this on social media, Baba Abdullahi T Yeldu (pictured above), who went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has not been heard from or seen since the stampede on Thursday. Here's hoping for the best.

Photos: Buhari attends HIV/AIDS event in New York

As part of his activities in the US, President Buhari yesterday attended a National Agency for the Control of AIDS(NACA) event in New York. Continue to see more photos...

France Conducts First Airstrikes on ISIL Positions in Syria

According to reports, French Air Force carried out first airstrikes on the positions of the Islamic State jihadist militant organization in Syria.

 French Air Force carried out first airstrikes on the positions of the Islamic State jihadist militant organization in Syria, AFP news agency reported citing the French president’s office.
The announcement follows Paris’s decision to expand its bombing campaign against the group from neighboring Iraq last week.

NNPC may sell refineries that don’t meet ultimatum on rehabilitation – GMD

The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Ibe Kachiukwu says there are plans by the oil corporation to sell off refineries that do not meet up the deadline for their rehabilitation. Kachiuwku made the disclosure while speaking to newsmen in Lagos recently "By the end of December when the 90-day ultimatum will expire, any refinery that does not work optimally will be sold. I am determined to make a difference during my tenure.