Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ekiti PDP: Court Voids Fayose’s Congress

A Federal High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti yesterday restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Peoples Democratic Party from recognising the Governor Ayodele Fayose’s faction of the State Executive Committee.

Justice T. O. Taiwo granted the order following a motion exparte filed and moved by Niran Owoseni, the counsel to Chief Williams Ajayi and Ilesanmi Obe, who sued for themselves and on behalf of other members of their faction.

The Defenadnts are INEC, PDP, its National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff; Wale Oladipo (Secretary) and Gboyega Oguntuase.

Expect Gains Of Fuel Price Hike In One Month – IPMAN

…Urges Nigerians to boycott strike action

By Michael Eboh
Independent Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), yesterday, disclosed that the country would start reaping the benefits of the new pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol, in less than one month, which might include a reduction in the price of the commodity.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, President of IPMAN, Mr. Obasi Lawson, also called on Nigerians to ignore those calling for strike action against the hike in the price, stating that the new pump price will liberalize the oil and gas industry and also engender competition which will likely force price reduction of the product.

Buhari Is Nigeria’s Best President Ever – APC Chieftain

By ‎Caleb Ayansina

ASABA – A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC), in Delta State and National Organising Secretary for Grassroot Mobilisers for Buhari, High Chief Igho Osiebe, Wednesday, adjudged President Muhammadu Buhari, the best President in the history of Nigeria, saying Nigerians should be grateful to God who through the forces of change and accelerated development thrust up the Daura-born retired General and politician.

Olisa Metuh Rushed Back To Hospital

Report has it that the PDP spokesman vomitted several times in his car on his way to the Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday, May 19.

A source said: “Metuh was rushed to hospital last night. It is serious. He is managing high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. The doctor asked him to stay at hospital, but he refused because he wanted to appear in court today. He is just stubborn. He does not want his health to get in the way of his trial.

Four Boys Murdered In Okposi, Ebonyi State (Graphic Photos)

Four boys were allegedly murdered by unknown gunmen on Wednesday morning in Ebony state. Two of the victims hails from Okposi community while two others hails from Ogbidi community. The victims’ names were given as; Okay and Innocent - from Okposi, while Thankgod Igwe and Ochi Ojadi are from Ogbidi community. See photo below


ASUU And Non-Academic Staff Of UNIZIK Protest - Photos

ASUU members and Non Academic Staff of Nnamdi Azikiwe university are today protesting in Awka on the Federal Government hike on the price of petrol , check Photos from the protest below

Labor To Review Strike Action Next Week -NLC President

The President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, has said the organisation will, by the middle of next week, review the indefinite nationwide strike action it declared on Tuesday night if the government is willing to open more windows of dialogue.

He made this known on Thursday morning while speaking on Political Platform, a Ray Power FM programme, which was monitored in Abuja.

3 Storey Building Burnt In Awka Anambra - Photos

I thank God for today. We firefighters (Anambra State Fire Service) led by Engr Agbili Martin, were able to extinguish the fire in a 2nd floor of 3 storey building of 8 flats at Doris Nwufo Street opp Dominion City, Akwata Junction just after Jesse Hotel, Awka. The whole building was saved, as well the flat.

Nigerian States By Number Of Registered Phone And Internet Connections lines

It is me, Scholes0, your resident nairaland statistician, and here are some new interesting information from the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics for your Consumption and planning. This info can help business owners, web marketers, telemarketers, etc know how to plan, and focus on their target Networks, Regions and Audiences. Enjoy.

This is the latest Information from the NBS via the Nigerian Communications Commission. The report presents the Total number of active voice and internet subscribers by states of the federation as at March 2016.

Buhari Fires Abeshi, Appoints Babandede As Acting Immigration Boss

The former Deputy Comptroller General, DCG, of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Mohammed Babandede has emerged as the Acting Comptroller General of Immigration. This followed the sack of the former Immigration boss, Martin Abeshi, who was appointed into the position by President Muhammadu Buhari last September.

NAF Commissions New Facilities In Markudi And Benin City (Pics)

In furtherance of the ongoing efforts to enhance operational effectiveness and service delivery, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commissioned new sets of facilities in its units at Makurdi and Benin City. Some of the newly commissioned projects were named after deceased personnel who died in the ongoing counterinsurgency operation in Northeast Nigeria. Those honoured with the recent projects are Flight Lieutenant Ebitimi Owei and Flight Sergeant Awodi Emmanuel Adakole who died on 10 October 2015 and 25 August 2015 respectively.

Governors Seek Access To $3.2Billion World Bank Fund

see how much these governors wants to borrow from world bank shockedshocked

Governors of Nigeria’s 36 states are seeking to access about $3.2 billion from the World Bank to curtail the fiscal challenge faced across the states, the governors’ forum has said.

The revelation was made on Thursday morning by some of the governors after their meeting at the Banquet Hall of the presidential villa in Abuja.

Kaduna APC To Sanction Shehu Sani Over Support For NLC Strike

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kaduna State on Thursday threatened to expel Sen. Shehu Sani for his opposition to the fuel pump price increase. The party’s Acting Publicity Secretary, Mr Salisu Wusono, issued the threat during press conference on Thursday in Kaduna.

“Given his disregard for the party, the APC, Kaduna State has no option but to take further disciplinary measures that may lead to his expulsion from the party. “How can a senator who passed the 2016 budget that has no provision for subsidy turn around and attack President Buhari for implementing the decision.“[/b]Wusono said the state APC is disappointed by the conduct of Sani, who is the Senator representing Kaduna Central.

NSCDC Official Fires At A Truck In Akwa Ibom, Kills One (photo)

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo

An operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has killed a 26-year-old man, Mr. Chukwudi John, after he opened fire on a truck in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on Wednesday when John, an employee of Dompec Global Resources Limited, was returning from Abak Local Government Area in the state, where he and his colleagues had gone to supply goods.

“What Would A War Between Russia And The USA Look Like?”

This is a must read - By The Saker
Debunking popular clichés about modern warfare
This must be the question which I am most frequently asked. This is also the question to which I hear the most outlandish and ill-informed responses to. I have addressed this question in the past and those interested in this topic can consult the following articles:

Remembering the important lessons of the Cold War
Making sense of Obama’s billion dollar hammer
Why the US-Russian nuclear balance is as solid as ever
Short reminder about US and Russian nuclear weapons
Thinking the unthinkable
The Russia-U.S. Conventional Military Balance

Free Kanu, Dasuki Or We’ll Shut Down Oil, Gas Activities, Militants Tells FG

Nwaiwu Nnewi—A pressure group, Egbesu Mightier Fraternity, yesterday, gave the Federal Government a two-week ultimatum to release unconditionally, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu and former National Security adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki. MILITANTS-buhari In a statement by its spokesman Captain Agbaka Doctor, entitled, ‘Release Nnamdi Kanu and Colonel Sambo Dasuki Now or else….

Operation Shut Down Oil and Gas in Niger Delta Region Will Start, and made available to Vanguard, the group said that after the expiration of their ultimatum, the Federal Government will regret not heeding their directive.

Militants Disrupted My Plans, Says Fashola.

Babatunde Fashola, minster of power, works and housing, has lamented the effect of the activities of the Niger Delta militants.
Speaking on Wednesday at a forum organised by NAN, the minister said after the announcement of 5,000 mega watts of electricity earlier in the year, the ministry was about launching into a new phase.
He explained that the nation’s power generating capacity had reached 5,000 megawatts before the recent vandalism of gas pipelines.
“The only reason I announced 5,000 this year that we have reached this bus-stop; because I was already heading to another bus-top, until we had the outages and blow up at the Chevron platform,” he said.

Weapons for Kiev, Troops for Europe: US Congress Okays New 'Defense' Budget

The US House of Representatives has voted to grant the Pentagon its request for $3.4 billion military funding for Europe, thanks to spurious claims of Russian aggression.

On Wednesday the US House of Representatives voted 277-147 to pass the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which authorizes the Pentagon to spend $610 billion next year.
The bill, which is still subject to approval from the US President, includes $3.4 billion for military forces in Europe.

EgyptAir Plane Debris Found Near Greek Island of Crete

Possible debris from the missing EgyptAir plane has been found off a Greek island, according to the Greek Army.  Signs of the possible wreckage were found Thursday off the Greek island of Crete during the search for the EgyptAir flight that went missing above the Mediterranean, according to a Greek military spokesman.