Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Screening of ministerial nominees will commence on October 13th

Senate President Bukola Saraki says screening of all the 21 ministerial nominees will begin on Tuesday October 13th. See the full list of the nominees and their states of origin after the cut...

Babatunde Fashola-Lagos
Rotimi Amaechi- Rivers
Kayode Fayemi- Ekiti
Chris Ngige- Anambra

Photo: Nigerian army arrest suspected Boko Haram financier

Nigerian troops intercepted and arrested a suspected Boko Haram financier and stimulants dealer, Mohammed Maina in Bama, recently.

Of Warriors and Heroes Past by Femi Fani-Kayode

Article written by former minister, Femi Fani-Kayode. Read below...

Consider Generals Foche and Hague at the battle of the Somme. Consider George Armstrong Custer at the battle of the Little Big Horn, the Duke of Wellington at the battle of Waterloo and Napoleon Bonaparte, in his full glory and power, at the battle of Marengo. The warrior is noble and strong. His resolve is firm and his commitment is total. His is to kill, to shed blood and to be killed. His is to die for his king and for a worthy cause. His is to protect and lay down his life for his faith, his nation, his people and his loved ones.

What manner of men are these whose spirit speak of such valour and nobility? Consider the ancient Spartans and the Roman warriors of old. Consider the fearsome Vikings who believed that it was a curse to die a peaceful death and that the only way to heaven was to die violently and heroically in fearsome battle. Consider the greatest of all warriors that ever lived, the noble and gallant Achilles.

3 Boko Haram militants killed by own bomb in Niger republic

Three suspected members of Boko Haram died after a bomb they were transporting exploded in Diffa region in Niger republic. Local sources say the bomb exploded when the terrorists were about to enter Bosso town where they had planned to carry out an attack.

Kaduna uncovers N1.3 billion pension racket in the state

The Kaduna State Government says it has uncovered a pension racket that costs the state N1.3 billion annually. A statement by Samuel Aruwan, spokesperson to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, states that the discovery was made during the verification exercise of pensioners in the state which was conducted recently.

The report from the verification exercise was presented to the state Executive council yesterday and it showed that 2,484 ghost pensioners were identified and removed from the pension payroll.

Another set of 1,404 were classified as probable ghost pensioners because while they managed to get verified, they curiously failed to pick their pension cheques.

Copy of partial ministerial nominees list sent by Buhari to Saraki

These are the copies of the ministerial nominees list sent to Senate President Saraki by President Buhari on Sept. 30th. The list has been unveiled and the nominees will be screened from Oct. 13th.

Man sentenced to prison for wanking & ejaculating on female passenger on London Underground train

Peter Fabiyi,32, was on Wednesday, September 30, sentenced to 3 years and nine months in prison by Blackfriars Crown Court after he masturbated and ejaculated over a woman while on a London Underground train. Fabiyi committed the offence on Wednesday, July 2014.

The victim, a woman in her 20s boarded a train towards Mitcham Junction and traveled a few stops before she realized that Fabiyi was standing directly in front of her with his trousers undone as the train left Elephant and Castle station in central London, after which he performed the sex act while they were both alone in the carriage.

Buhari must be screened if he's Petroleum Minister - Senate

The Senate's plenary session will hold tomorrow, where president Buhari's ministerial list will finally be unveiled. And according to Vanguard, The Senators are saying the President must, in line with the constitution, submit himself before the Upper Chamber for screening if he appointed himself Minister of Petroleum. They are also set to reject an incomplete list, saying the constitution provides for a nominee from each state of the federation and that any list that did not cover the 36 states would suffer serious opposition on the floor of the Senate.