Friday, May 20, 2016

'2nd girl rescued was abducted from Chibok school' - Army insists

The Nigerian Army insist sthat Serah Luka who was rescued from Boko Haram yesterday May 19th, is among girls that were abducted by Boko Haram members on April 14th 2014.

In an interview with Premium Times, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said the Army cannot be debating what it knows as a fact.

Chibok community leader Pogu Bitrus today told The Associated Press that the 2nd rescued girl was not among the missing Chibok girls.

Photos: NLC protesters allegedly destroy cars of workers not participating in strike in Uyo

NLC protesters in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state reportedly destroyed cars belonging to some members of the state civil service who failed to join them in the ongoing strike action. More photos after the jump..

Government Sponsored Medical Tourism To End Come January 2017

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Saturday, said no Nigerian would be allowed to go abroad for treatment on government sponsorship from January 2017 that with the proposed partnership between the Federal Government and the Akwa Ibom Government on the operations of Ibom Specialist Hospital, Uyo.

The minister, who stated this in Uyo while inspecting facilities at the Akwa Ibom government-owned Ibom Specialist Hospital, pointed out that with facilities at the hospital, medical tourism abroad could be reversed.

5 Workers Arrested By JTF Over Pipeline Bombing Released

WARRI- THE five pipeline surveillance workers seized by the Joint Task Force, JTF, in the Niger Delta, last Friday, in connection with the bombing a Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, pipeline at Makaraba community, Gbaramatu clan, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, have been released.

A security source told Vanguard that they released them on Wednesday evening.

ExxonMobil Qua-Iboe Terminal Shut Down Over Militants' Threats

By Sebastine Obasi & Prince Okafor, with agency report

Nigeria is losing about N2.79 billion daily following the closure of ExxonMobil operated Qua Iboe terminal, whose workers were evacuated yesterday. Qua Iboe is Nigeria’s largest crude oil stream and exports usually more than 300,000 barrels per day.

At the current oil price of $47 per barrel, the country is bound to lose billions of Naira daily.

FG To Provide 1bn Eggs For School Feeding Programme

FG to provide 1bn eggs for school feeding programme

ABUJA—THE federal government has said its decision to partially deregulate the downstream sector of the petroleum sector would enhance its school feeding programme.

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, stated this yesterday, when a federal government delegation, led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, David Babachir Lawal, met with members of the National Working Committee and State Executive Committees of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abuja.

Baby Dumped In A Refuse Dump Dies In Minna, Niger State. Graphic Photo

This baby which was allegedly abandoned in a refused dump by the mother -was found dead recently in Minna, Niger state. No one new how the baby got there till the corpse of the baby was spotted at the bin with flies all over it. Such a tragedy!

Top 10 Excuses Call Centre Agents Use To Deceive Customers For Fraud Deductions

Just when you call to complain about your data or credit deduction, there's every possible means of these agents to pin the blame on you so as not to refund or reimburse your credit or data.

1. Switch Your Phone Off and On

For Christ's sake what has resetting your phone got to do with reimbursing your credit?. This statement is often used to discredit a customer's claim when they can't proffer solution.

Student Beaten To Death By Police In Benue (Photo)

A student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi identified as Samuel Chimezie Emeagwu, was Monday brutally beaten to death by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. According to reports, the deceased had misplaced his phone where he sat with a friend somewhere in town. When he called his line using another phone, it rang in another boy’s pocket. Out of anger, he seized the boy and started beating him. The boy then reported the deceased to the SARS policemen who arrested and brutally tortured him, but on noticing that the deceased health condition was deteriorating, they alerted his family who then rushed him to the hospital, however he couldn’t make it. The matter has been reported to the police and is under investigation.

Court Jails Raymond Omatseye For Five Years

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency, Mr. Raymond Omatseye, to five years in prison for a N1.5bn contract scam. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had arraigned for engaging in contract splitting and bid rigging estimated at over N1.5bn while he was the DG of NIMASA. The offence, according to the EFCC, contravened Section 58(4) (d) of the Public Procurement Act, 2007. Omatseye was also charged with money laundering contrary to Sections 14(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2004.
 Details later…

Lekan Shonde to be remanded at Ikoyi prison for next 30 days

The Ebute Metta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos has ordered that Lekan Shonde be remanded at the Ikoyi prison for the next 30 days. Lekan was arraigned in court today for the murder of his wife, Ronke at their Egbeda, Lagos home on May 5th. He pleaded not guilty after the one-count charge of murder was read to him. The Magistrate, Mrs Oluyemisi Adelaja, ordered after his plea, that he should be remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons for 30 days, pending an advice from the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions. The case has been adjourned till June 24 for mention.

Photos: Bola Tinubu meets with Labor leaders

APC National leader, Bola Tinubu, met with labor leaders today May 20th. Another pic after the jump..

Militants blow up another pipeline in Delta

Barely two weeks after blowing up a platform in Delta state, some Niger Delta militants blew up a section of the Escravos gas trunkline behind salvation city, near Ogbe-Ijoh in Warri South West local government area of Delta state this morning at about 9am.

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Metuh seeks court’s permission for 5-weeks medical trip abroad

PDP spokesman, Olisa Metuh, yesterday filed an application before a Federal High Court, Abuja asking for permission to travel to the United Kingdom for five weeks to seek medical treatment. In the application, Metuh said his decision to seek treatment abroad was informed by the advice of a neurosurgeon at the National Hospital, Abuja, following the injury he sustained after falling from a chair at the national secretariat of the party on April 26th. Metuh who is standing trial for obtaining N400 million from the arms deal fraud, could not enter into the court room yesterday as he started vomit inside the car that brought him to the court. After being informed of his medical status, the presiding judge adjourned his trial to May 23rd.

Enugu Police embark on aerial surveillance with helicopters to fish out would be mischief makers

Read a statement issued today, May 20 by Enugu State Police Command:

"As part of measures to ensure that entire Enugu state and its environs are made safe and secured,the state command through the Airwing of the Nigeria police Force have begun an aerial surveillance of the three senatorial zone of the state beginning from Ukpabi Nimbo and Nsukka zone today 18/5/16.This exercise will offer the platform to fish out would be mischief makers,have proper sight of all the nooks and cranies of the state for effective crime prevention and control.According to Enugu cp Emmanuel Ojukwu,it is the gesture of the Inspector General of police and the Government to ensure that the entire area is made safe while advising members of the public not to entertain fear or panic as the helicopter patrols their areas.

Innoson Boss, Innocent Chukwuma, 4 Others To Be Prosecuted For Alleged Forgery

A federal high court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, authorized the Attorney General of the Federation to commence the prosecution of a Lagos businessman, Innocent Chukwuma, his company Innoson Nigeria Limited and four others for alleged forgery offences.

Governors Run To World Bank For $3.25bn Grant.

The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) is turning to the World Bank for a $3.25 billion grant to sail through the current economic crisis in the country.
The governors met with World Bank officials in Abuja on Wednesday and Thursday to understand how the funds could be accessed.
This was after Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, informed them that they had $4.25 billion grant for 2016.

Western Evangelism Encroaching On Syrian Orthodoxy

by Ghassan Kadi
When you close the door in the face of an evil like Daesh, another will find a way in through the window, and if you close the window, it will find a way through the keyhole. Such is the nature of insidious evil.

Like with MH17 in Ukraine EgyptAir Flight MS804 crash is prequential to the US war on Egypt, by Scott

The US State Secretary John Kerry traveled on Wednesday May 18th to the presidential palace in Egypt.  In news “The US secretary of state has held talks with the Egyptian president in Cario on the country’s political situation and peace proposals for the region, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”