Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Judge Withdraws From Saraki’s Case Over Negative Reports

Justice R. Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja has remitted Senate President Bukola Saraki’s case to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mahmud Mohammed, for reassigning to another judge. The judge, in returning the case file to the CJN on Wednesday, cited “negative reports” on the case as informing his decision. Details later…

Buhari Meeting With His Chief Of Staff Over Ministerial List- Sahara Reporters

Buhari meeting with his Chief of Staff over ministerial list, to call state governors about his nominees.

PDP Zones 2019 Presidential Ticket To North

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…


Senate is yet to receive ministerial list- Dino Melaye

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

Election tribunal nullifies election of PDP senator, Bashir Marafa of Taraba central senatorial

The election tribunal sitting in Taraba state has nullified the election of PDP Senator Bashir Marafa representing Taraba Central Senatorial district. In a ruling today, the tribunal ordered that APC candidate Yusuf A Yusuf be given the Certificate of Return as the lawful winner of the April 2015 election.

Do not abuse or insult Buhari - PDP tells Nigerians

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...

Photos: Buhari arrives Abuja from the U.S

President Buhari this afternoon arrived Abuja from New York where he attended the 70th UN General Assembly. More photos after the jump.

Iraq Welcomes Russia to Use Armed Forces in Fight Against ISIL in Syria

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.

Senate ends sitting without ministerial list

The senate has ended its sitting today without the much-awaited ministerial list. The senators deliberated on Nigeria at 55 and afterwards adjourned sitting to a new legislative date. Buhari had promised to release the ministerial list before the end of this month. The month ended today

Defense Ministry Confirms Russia Began Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria

The Russian air force has begun airstrikes on the Islamic State positions in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday. DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Military action alone can’t defeat war on terror- Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement delivered on Tuesday at the Global Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism organised by President Barack Obama on the sideline of the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York said military action alone would never be enough to end terrorism and extremism around the globe.

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.
He said:

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.

Photo: Borno govt awards scholarship to girls who got orphaned by boko haram activities

Borno State Government yesterday Tuesday sent fifty girls whose parents were killed by Boko Haram on full junior and senior secondary school scholarship ‎at Zaria Academy, in Kaduna State, a famous institution said to have with records of excellence in academics.

Ondo state civil servants begin strike (photos)

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

FFK's article about herdsmen is a hate speech and a crime - NHRC Chariman says

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..

US woman on death row is executed

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.

VIP Hajj: Saudis Accommodate the Rich, Turn Blind Eye to the Poor

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.

Flood Alert: Alpha Beach Is Underwater

Residents and villagers of Alpha Beach area of Lekki are currently battling flood. This is a yearly reoccurance and this years is the worst it has been. Houses are being submerged in water, people are made homeless and cars are stranded. Year after year residents in this environment cry to the Government for help but it keeps occurring. All the businesses on the beach are now under water and are currently unemployed. A country as strong as Nigeria yet we cannot handle the annual flood crisis. Billions of dollars are spent on the Eko Atlantic City all in the name of a Mega City or is it luxurious living yet the poor are suffering. I hope the office oqf the Governor of Lagos sees this or better still The President sees this. This is not change, nothing has changed, we need change, we want change. Photos are attached.

Top 8 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Commenting on Social Media , So Special

Ah, the comments section.

It’s the place the Internet — in all its horrible heavenliness — says something regarding the most blazing issues of the day. Furthermore, after you read an especially combustible article, you too may be enticed to say something.

One moment, champ.

Before you leave your perfect work of art in that comment field, take a full breath and put forth these questions. With a little contemplation, you may have the capacity to maintain a strategic distance from a terrible fight or a ton of embarrassment

1. Does this comment represent me well?

Your comments show the Internet what kind of person you are. Make sure it’s a good one, not a terrible garbage one.

2. Would I want my #1 role model, most likely NaijaIdols, to read this comment?

Whether your role model of choice is your mother, your college Biology professor or Naijaidols, make sure your Internet comment is something your idol would be proud to read.

3. Am I reading a satirical article?

Does the article seem too crazy to be true? That could be because, uh … it’s not.

4. Is my comment offensive?

If your comment contains slurs or relies on stereotypes, reconsider posting. Some jokes aren’t worth hurting others or perpetuating harmful structures — no matter how hilarious you think they are.

5. Did a loved one — perhaps my son — write this article?

It doesn’t matter how much you disagree with the article’s content — if your own estranged child wrote it, you should address your qualms in person.

6. Has someone already expressed my opinion using similar words?

If another user has already made your comment, you should be excited. It means you don’t have to write anything. Just upvote and nod, pal.

7. Will I act chill if people disagree with me?

You know the old popular saying: If you can’t take the Internet, get out of that Internet.

8. Did I actually read the article?

Did you forget to read the article again? Oh, you!