Tuesday, September 29, 2015

36 Ministerial Nominees With Ita Enang

In his bid to fulfil the promise to make his ministers known by the end of September, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday handed over the list of his ministerial nominees to his special adviser on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang. A top Presidency source who is a member of the president’s entourage to the ongoing 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly reliably told our correspondent that the presidential aide departed J. F. Kennedy International Airport in New York last night so as to get to Nigeria and deliver the list to the National Assembly before the promised date.

 The source said further that the president who is presently in New York had already briefed the Senate president, Senator Bukola Saraki, on the development, stressing that Ita Enang is expected to hand over the list to either the Senate president today at the resumption of the plenary or tomorrow depending on the mood of the upper legislative chamber. He also confirmed that the list contains names of 36 Ministerial nominees as against the earlier statement of President Buhari to appoint only16 ministers in order to cut costs. Efforts to get the names on the list with Senator Enang proved abortive.

Unfortunately, Joy Ogwu Can't Be Sacked Or Recalled By The Fed. Govt. - Read Why

In as much as i would like to see Joy Ogwu sacked or be recalled by the federal government for her incompetency and for deliberately sabotaging Buhari's itineraries which, in turn, led to a gargantuan embarrassment on the person of my beloved President, it's not possible. Though her tenure expires in December 2015, which is barely two months from now. The emboldened, in my opinion, means she can't be sacked or recalled by the federal government. Read below

Blackberry CEO John Chen Does Not Know How To Use The New Blackberry Priv

You know, when I told a friend about this new blackberry priv, his response was “blackberry had better stick to their OS or embrace Android completely” The reason according to him is that old-time Android users might have no problem adapting to the new phone but how about old-time BB users? Well, I think he was right as Chen himself unintentionally demonstrated, long time BlackBerry users might instead feel lost.

President Buhari Meets With King Abdullah II Of Jordan(photos)

President Buhari met with His Majesty, King Abdullah II Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in a bilateral meeting yesterday September 28,2015 during the 70th UN general Assembly.

Appointments: Shun Ministerial Positions, Ohanaeze Urges Igbo

ENUGU—The apex Igbo socio-cultural group,Ohanaeze Ndigbo,yesterday,appealed to the Igbo nation to remain calm in the face of seeming lopsidedness of appointments made so far by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ohanaeze was reacting to the strident outcries that have attended the appointment of the president’s ‘kitchen cabinet’.

President General,Ohanaeze Ndigbo,Chief Enwo Gary Igariwey, spoke at the Ohanaeze National Secretariat in Enugu during an appraisal meeting on the Igbo nation.

Mother Bathes 15-year-old Daughter’s Lover With Hot Water

An angry mother has bathed a 30-year-old man with hot water at Olodi Apapa area of Lagos State, after she discovered he was dating her 15-year-old daughter. The man, Jude Alulomo, a tanker driver, said that the hot water affected most of his body, including his private part. He was rushed to the hospital. But, Alulomo is now threatening to sue the girl’s parents unless they allow to marry her. The incident occurred on September 24, around 9pm, when Alulomo, who hails from Edo State, went to visit his lover. According to Alulomo, he went to visit his girlfriend, Ashanbi, at their Oyegunle Street residence, but never knew his lover’s mother was planning to attack him. He said: “As I was waiting for Ashanbi to come out from their apartment to see me, her mother suddenly came out with hot water. She poured it on me. The hot water affected my jaw, down to my private part.” Alulomo vowed that it was either they allowed him to marry the girl in compensation for what he was suffering or let the law take its course.

61-year-old Guard Rapes Two Sisters, Gives Them N200

The police in Lagos are on the trail of a security man, identified only as John, who allegedly raped two sisters for several weeks in the Anthony area of Lagos.

PUNCH Metro learnt that 61-year-old John reportedly gave the sisters, Comfort and Precious (not real names), the sum of N200 to appease them each time he raped the girls.

He was also said to have warned the 11-year-old and 10-year-old victims that he would kill them if they revealed the secrets to their mother.

Nigerian Foreign Reserves In Steady Decline

Nigeria’s foreign reserves is now on a steady decline against the backdrop of the decision by Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to protect the Naira from depreciation.

Wednesday, September 23, the reserves had fallen to $30.485 billion, about $1.139 billion drop from this year’s peak of $31.624 billion recorded about six weeks ago, August 9.

Foreign reserves, which mirrors an economy’s relative strength and ability to finance its imports and foreign investors’ obligations, had witnessed an upward growth since June from $29 billion, reversed the trend on August 9 and has since been on the decline.

Ambode’s Mediocre List of Commissioners Full Of Tinubu’s Relatives, Friends –PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State has lambasted Governor Akinwunmi Ambode over the list of commissioners and advisers he sent to the Lagos State House of Assembly.

The Lagos PDP Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani, told DAILY POST in an interview on Monday that most of the nominees were not competent but were only named based on sentiment.

Gani said two of the nominees, Lola Akande and Deji Tinubu, are relatives of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

While Akande is the sister of Tinubu’s wife, Senator Remi Tinubu, the other nominee, Deji, is the nephew of the APC leader.

Married Women Fall From 3 Storey Building While Fighting In Anambra (Photo)

This sad incident happened at my compound at Awada in Onitsha few minutes ago. The 2 women are living together in a flat because their husbands share a flat at our compound. Even though their husbands are friends, The wives never got along and was always quarreling but nothing prepared us for what we saw this morning.

I Killed My Friend, Buried Him In Shallow Grave –suspect (pictured)

From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi. Ngbede Omale has confessed to Benue State Police Command how he secretly killed his friend, Agabaidu Omale and buried him in a shallow grave. Narrating how he committed the crime to Daily Sun at the State Police Headquarters where he is presently cooling his heels, Ngbede said he had a heated argument with his friend in the farm which resulted into a fight. “I just gave him a little push and he fell down and before I knew it, he was dead. I tried to resuscitate him but to no avail. I didn’t know what to do and there was nobody around. So, I quickly dug a shallow grave and buried him there.”

Pro-saraki Groups Barricade National Assembly

Hundreds of protesters on Tuesday barricaded the entrance of the National Assembly in Abuja singing solidarity songs in support of the embattled Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. They also warned anti-graft agencies to desist from being used against perceived “political enemies.” They carried placards with different inscriptions such as, “Enough is enough, we support Saraki and Ekweremadu.” Saraki is facing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged falsification of documents in his assets declaration form when he was governor in Kwara State. Details Later…

Assets Declaration: Saraki Must Resign – TUC Insists

The Trade Union Congress, TUC, Enugu State chapter has insisted that Senate President, Bukola Saraki should resign. The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation is prosecuting Saraki for alleged false declaration of assets at the Code of Conduct Bureau. Some organisations, including labour unions, had already called for Saraki’s resignation from office. Chairman of the TUC in Enugu State, Chukwuma Igbokwe, while speaking with newsmen in Enugu maintained that Saraki should step aside, pending the conclusion of his trial at the CCT.

Woman Sent To Prison A Week To Her Wedding

A 33- year- old woman Olawunmi Oyebode has been arrested and remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri for assault . This happened one week to her wedding in Lagos State , western Nigeria . Her journey to prison started after she was arraigned before a Magistrates ’ Court sitting in Isolo for the alleged offence. Oyebode who had concluded plan to contracther wedding allegedly slapped her neighbour, Anthony Onyeka for undisclosed reason . The incident happened at 51, Ijikoyejo street , Ijeshatedo, Lagos where they reside . After the alleged assault, Onyeka went to Ijeshatedo police division and reported Oyebode and she was arrested and taken to the station. P. M. NEWS gathered that every attempt by the police to settle the rift failed as Oyebode refused to apologise to Onyeka as advised . Thereafter the police charged Oyebode to court with assault. When she was arraigned, she pleaded not guilty. The presiding Magistrate, Mrs Joy Ugbomoiko granted her bail in the sum of N20 ,000 with one surety. She was remanded in prison custody pending when her bail will be perfected . While she was taken to prison custody, Oyebode remembered her wedding date and broke down in tears . The matter was adjourned till 16 October , 2015.

Kwara State governor's office staff finally alowed to come in

The state governor's office staff who came late to work pictured as they were finally allowed to come in...after they were locked out for some time.

Senate to get ministerial list today

The much awaited ministerial list is said to be ready and will be handed over to Senate president Bukola Saraki during the Senate's resumed plenary session today September 29th. President Buhari is said to have handed the list to his special adviser on National Assembly matters, Senator Ita Enang who will then hand over the list to the senate president. Speculations are rife that names such as former Rivers State Governor, Mr Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Rotimi Akeredolu former Army Chief, Lt-Gen. Abdurrahman Dambazzau, Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana are on the list.

Video; 'We are not gays' - Robert Mugabe tells UN General Assembly

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe yesterday took his anti-gay campaign to the ongoing UN General Assembly where he told world leaders at the United Nations that Africans are not gays and totally reject attempts to prescribe new rights including gay rights in Africa "We equally reject attempts to prescribe "new rights" that are contrary to our values, norms, traditions, and beliefs. We are not gays! Cooperation and respect for each other will advance the cause of human rights worldwide. Confrontation, vilification, and double-standards will not." he said. Watch the video after the jump...

Again, Senate Passes Vote Of Confidence On Saraki. Leadership.

The Senate on Tuesday passed a vote on confidence on Senator Bukola Saraki as President of the Senate. Details shortly

Obama Deifies American Hegemony

In his UN General Assembly address, Obama attempted to cover up Washington's massive war crimes, crimes that have killed and displaced millions of peoples in seven countries, with feel good rhetoric about standing up to dictators.

61 year old man on the run for raping 11 year old and 10 year old sisters

A 61-year-old year security man, identified as John, is currently on the run for allegedly raping two sisters for several weeks in the Anthony area of Lagos.  It was learnt that  John reportedly gave the sisters, an 11-year-old and a 10-year-old N200 each time he raped them and warned them that he would kill them if they revealed the secrets to their mother or anyone else.

14 year old boy charged in murder of pregnant mom

A 14-year-old boy is facing a murder charge after police in La Marque discovered his pregnant mother dead inside her home on Saturday.

Images of Boko haram members allegedly celebrating Sallah openly

These are photos of suspected Boko Haram members openly celebrating Sallah in their hideout. According to Sahara reporters, the pictures are from a video released by the sect members apparently in a bid to counter the statements of the Nigerian army that they are being routed out. More photos after the jump..

Buhari to World leaders: Dismantling safe havens for proceeds of corruption

Following repeated occurrence of stolen funds discovered to have been stashed in foreign banks by corrupt politicians, President Buhari yesterday urged world leaders to dismantle the seeming safe haven in their countries where these funds are secretly being deposited. President Buhari said this while addressing world leaders at the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations.

Photos: Buhari and his entourage after addressing the UN General Assembly yesterday

President Buhari with members of his entourage including Nigerian Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Prof Joy Ogwu, Rotimi Amaechi, Femi Adeshina, Abike Dabiri, Aminu Tambuwal and others shortly after delivering his speech at the UN headquarters during the 70th UN general assembly meeting in NewYork yesterday September 28th. Continue to see more photos...