Monday, September 28, 2015

BVN dealine will not be extended- CBN warns

As the October 31st deadline for the Bank Verification Number registration draws nearer, the Central Bank of Nigeria has warned that it will not be extending the deadline for the registration exercise. The apex bank last week said 32 million Nigerians are yet to do their registration.

IGP Solomon Arase pays condolence visit to the family of late HID Awolowo

The IGP, on Sunday, September 27, paid a condolence visit to the family of late Obafemi Awolowo in Ikenne over the death of Hannah Awolowo who died on September 19.

Photo: Three siblings killed in fatal crash

The three children, Harry, Millie and Daniel Neville-Lake, all under the age of 10 died in hospital after a three-vehicle collision on Sunday near the intersection of Kirby Rd. & Kipling Ave, Vaughan, Canada. A 65-year-old man also died while two woman are receiving treatment and are expected to survive.

World Leaders Speak at Historic 70th Session of UN General Assembly (LIVE VIDEO)

World Leaders are delivering speeches at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in New York. The 70th jubilee session of the UN General Assembly officially kicked off at the UN Headquarters on September 15. The Assembly's annual general debate involving heads of state and government opened earlier on Monday, September 28. Watch LIVE: after the jump

Highly Graphic Images: Photos from a horrific accident in Port Harcourt this morning

 The man was totally crushed by the truck's huge tyres. The photos are extremely gory and graphic so please do not look - it may be too much for some of you...

Chinese President meets Buhari in New York

China President, Xi Jinping met with President Buhari in New York yesterday.

Photo: Missing Nigerian pilgrim confirmed dead

One of the missing Nigerian pilgrims I reported about yesterday has been confirmed killed in the Hajj stampede that happened last Thursday. His name is Faisal Musa and was a member of Katsina State House Of Assembly. Sun re o.. Ase

South African actress nabbed with 15 packages of drugs at Tambo International Airport

The South African actress whose identity will be revealed tomorrow when she appears in court was arrested at Tambo International Airport on Sunday, September 27, as she arrived from Abu Dhabi, South African Revenue Service said in a statement‚ describing it as “a significant seizure”. The actress‚ who has appeared in several soapies including Scandal and Isidingo had unsuccessfully tried to slip past Customs officials. Officials discovered 15.4 kilograms of ephedrine in her bag. SARS said the narcotics have an estimated street value of R4.6 million.

Buhari orders Hajj commission to account for all Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

President Buhari has ordered the National Hajj Commission and the Nigerian Embassy in Saudi Arabia to urgently account for all Nigerian pilgrims in the aftermath of the stampede that happened in Makka last Thursday. In a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant Garba Shehu, Pres. Buhari gave the directive following conflicting reports on the number of Nigerians who died or suffered injuries in the catastrophe which claimed well over 700 lives. The statement states that President Buhari is very concerned that days after the unfortunate incident, some Nigerian families are still grappling with painful uncertainty over the fate of their relatives who traveled to Saudi Arabia for this year's Hajj. He has also ordered the National Hajj Commission to work with the various state pilgrim boards, Islamic organisations and private travel agencies involved in Hajj operations to speedily provide a confirmed and verifiable report on the status of every Nigerian pilgrim in Saudi Arabia.

Two-month-old baby who lived in car with homeless parents dies

A two-month-old baby who lived in a car with his homeless parents has tragically died.
The baby boy, known only as Donald, was born prematurely two months ago and the cause of his death is unknown.

Donald ended up sleeping in the car after his parents were evicted from a house they were renting and couldn't afford the deposit for a new place.

Jane gave birth to Donald, her first child, on July 6 by emergency caesarean after suffering from pre-eclampsia and kidney problems.

Parents of daughter killed by mass shooter hit with $203,000 fine for lawsuit against ammo company

When Aurora, Colorado, assailant James Holmes open fire on a movie theater in 2012, he brutally murdered 12 people. One of the victims was 24-year-old Jessica Ghawi, an aspiring sports reporter.
Her parents moved forward with a lawsuit against Lucky Gunner, the online ammunition store that supplied Holmes with the ammo he used in the deadly shooting.

The judge dismissed the case on the grounds that online sellers have special immunity under the Federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, in addition to a similar Colorado statute.
Now her parents, Lonnie and Sandy Phillips, have taken to Huffington Post in order to explain why they attempted the unsuccessful suit.

We play politics with religion and tribe in Nigeria-Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has identified politics in matters of religion and tribe as a major problem facing the Nation at the moment. Speaking at the National Ecumenical Center Abuja where the Thanksgiving service to commemorate the 55th Independence of Nigeria held yesterday September 27th, Osinbajo said Nigerians must dissociate themselves with from such tribal and religious lines as the issues that affect the country affects all irrespective of tribe or religion.

We are behind Saraki - PDP

The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, says they are solidly behind embattled Senate President Saraki and that they are not shopping for a replacement for him. "We have no candidate for the office of the Senate President, because we have a fit person occupying the position for now. We are behind him and we can’t abandon him just because he is undergoing trial. Anybody can be put on trial, but the question we should ask is whether the trial is political or not. Does the trial have merit? When we see the merit of the case, we will take position. But for now, there is nothing like that.”he told Punch

Photo: Teenage migrant found unconscious stuffed under car dashboard

A teenage migrant was found unconscious, stuffed beneath the car dashboard of a BMW salon car after officers searched the car when it arrived at Spain's border of its north African enclave of Melilla on Thursday September 24th. Police discovered him after detecting his heartbeat as he tried to smuggle into Spain. He was a 19-year-old migrant from Guinea and when he was found, he wasn't breathing well, and police rushed him to a hospital for resuscitation. One Spaniard was later caught and charged with human trafficking over the incident. 

NAHCON confirms death of 54 Nigerians in Hajj stampede

The chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Barrister Abdullahi Muktar Muhammed has confirmed the death of 54 Nigerians from the stampede that occurred in Saudi Arabia in the process of stoning the devil last week Friday. Speaking with journalist in Makkah last night, Muhammed said 42 out of the 54 that died were from states pilgrims welfare board while 16 were those brought to Saudi Arabia by tour operators. He said 2 officials of NAHCON also died in the stampede. According to him, the dead Nigerians were from Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Borno, Zamfara, Cross River, Jigawa, Kano, Kogi and Kebbi states. Regarding some missing pilgrims, Muhammed said there are hopes that they will still be found alive and that a committee to go in search of the missing pilgrims has been constituted. 

Photos: Okonjo-Iweala at Clinton Global Initiative meeting yesterday

Former Finance Minister Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was part of the panel at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York yesterday September 27th where issues on Global financing and impact were discussed. Another photo after the jump

How Kabir Grabbed A Man’s Testicle To Survive Hajj Stampede. Vanguard News

Hamza Musa Kabir from Kano in northern Nigeria survived the massive stampede at the hajj by shedding his pilgrim’s garment after he was pinned under a man in the crush, which killed 769 people.

Reflecting on the shocking events that unfolded on Thursday in Saudi Arabia, the 55-year-old tall, thin trader told his dramatic story to AFP’s Kano correspondent Aminu Abubakar, who also performed the pilgrimage:

Man passes onAfter Marathon S3xual Intercourse With Girlfriend In Her Room

Meanwhile, a middle-aged man who reportedly went to visit his female friend at Agidaese Street, in Ogwashi-Uku Community of the state was said to have died on Friday. The man, according to sources, slumped in his girlfriend’s room after a marathon sexual intercourse and died on the spot. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Celestina Kalu, confirmed that the woman had been arrested by police in Ogwashi-Uku while the body of the victim had been deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.