Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Uche Secondus, on Wednesday in Abuja said the party has zoned its presidential ticket for the 2019 general elections to the North. The party also said it would not repeat the “mistakes” it made in 2015. Details later…
The senate says it is yet to receive the ministerial list from the presidency. Chairman of the Senate adhoc committee on publicity, Dino Melaye made this known to National assembly correspondence after the end of today's sitting
"I want to announce we are still waiting for the ministerial list from the president I want to advise there is no need for agitation. September expires 12 midnight today and I want to assure Nigerians that as soon as we get possession of the list, we will communicate to them.
I also want to assure Nigerians that we will attend to the ministerial list expeditiously but diligently. It is not going to be business as usual. We are going to properly screen the nominees and only those who meet the constitutional and moral requirements will be cleared. We want Nigerians not to be agitated. September expires 12 midnight. The doors of the senate are opened 24 hours"he said
PDP has called on all Nigerians to show some respect to the office of the President. In their independence message to Nigerians, the party said
"The PDP urges all citizens to have full respect for the office and person of the symbol of the leadership of our great country, the President. The President can be constructively criticized, but under no circumstance should he be abused or insulted in any way and under any guise whatsoever. On this note therefore, we expect those around our dear President to be cautious and desist from actions and utterances that tend to set him up for public ridicule”
Full text of their independence message signed by Olisa Metuh after the jump...
Haqim Zamli, the head of Iraq’s defense and security committee, said that Iraq welcomes this decision on airstrikes against the ISIL as long as this is within the borders of Syria.
Iraq welcomes Russia’s decision to use its armed forces in the fight against the Islamic State as long as it stays within the borders of Syria, the head of Iraq’s defense and security committee said Wednesday.
“Iraq welcomes this decision [on airstrikes against the ISIL] as long as this is within the borders of Syria,” Haqim Zamli told RIA Novosti by telephone.
He said good governance, transparency, accountability and rule of law, are some of the best ways to start the process of ridding the world of terrorism.
He said while Nigeria acknowledges the efforts by the UN and the international community to tackle ISIS, a lot more needs to be done.
Court hearing begins in the case of a 15-year-old Nigerian boy Joey Adesina who was stabbed to death in London
On December 5, 2014, Joey Adesina was tracked, chased, cornered in a dead-end street in Padbury Court, off Bethnal Green road and stabbed to death by two men, Lincoln Olaribigbe, 23, and Georgie Philips, 20, according to prosecutors in court yesterday Tuesday, September 29.
The 15-year-old had been with a group of friends in Hoxton when he was chased by men from a blue Mercedes, the jury was told. He hid with a friend behind a parked car in the dead-end street but was spotted, pinned against a fence, then dragged away and knifed.
Yesterday, the Ondo state government announced that they will be paying the 2 months salary owed the workers and reportedly went on air to announce payment of salary arrears. The workers are now crying foul, saying only July salary was paid as at the time of this report. They started their strike this morning. More photos after the jump
The Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu has described as a crime and a hate speech, an article titled "Herdsmen from Hell" which was released yesterday by two time minister, Femi Fani Kayode . In the article, Fani-Kayode described Fulani herdsmen as the east African tsetse fly that suck the life blood out of their hosts wherever they go..
After several last ditch effort to keep their client alive, Georgia has executed its only female death row inmate.
Kelly Renee Gissendaner died by lethal injection of pentobarbital today, Wednesday at 12:21 a.m. at the state prison in Jackson. She was convicted of murder in the February 1997 slaying of her husband. She conspired with her lover, who stabbed Douglas Gissendaner to death.
Gissendaner was the first woman executed in the state in 70 years.
Instead of pouring millions into its inglorious war against Yemen, Saudi Arabia should use its enormous wealth to make Hajj safe, and not only for VIPs but for all Muslims, Northampton-based journalist and historian Vijay Prashad stresses.
Riyadh spares no expense in its bombing Yemen, the poorest Arab state, into submission, while turning a deaf ear to repeated pleas to bring an end to the Yemeni humanitarian catastrophe, Vijay Prashad, Director of International Studies at Trinity College, points out. He adds that this is hardly surprising given Saudi Arabia's systematic disdain for the lives of thousands of ordinary Muslim pilgrims.
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