Showing posts with label local news. Show all posts
Showing posts with label local news. Show all posts

Friday, October 9, 2015

Fasehun Asks Yoruba To Confront Fulani Herdsmen

Founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Frederick Fasehun, has described the destruction of Chief Olu Falae’s farm in Akure by cattle belonging to Fulani herdsmen as an embarrassment to the Yoruba race, while also calling on the people of Yorubaland to defend their territories.
The farm of Falae, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, was destroyed barely two weeks after the herdsmen kidnapped him and detained him in the bush until a ransom was paid, releasing after four days.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Vigilante shoots self dead while trying to scare thieves

Ogundare Ekundayo who was a member of a neighbourhood watch, was one of a three-man team guarding Osholanke Street, Ebute Meta. Ogundare accidentally shot himself dead while attempting to scare away thieves from the Ebute-Meta area of Lagos State.

It was gathered that around 4am, when they were expected to round off guarding the area,, Ekundayo reportedly shot into the air to scare away any thief that might be in the area as was the vigilante's’ custom.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Assets Declaration: Saraki Must Resign – TUC Insists

The Trade Union Congress, TUC, Enugu State chapter has insisted that Senate President, Bukola Saraki should resign. The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation is prosecuting Saraki for alleged false declaration of assets at the Code of Conduct Bureau. Some organisations, including labour unions, had already called for Saraki’s resignation from office. Chairman of the TUC in Enugu State, Chukwuma Igbokwe, while speaking with newsmen in Enugu maintained that Saraki should step aside, pending the conclusion of his trial at the CCT.

Senate to get ministerial list today

The much awaited ministerial list is said to be ready and will be handed over to Senate president Bukola Saraki during the Senate's resumed plenary session today September 29th. President Buhari is said to have handed the list to his special adviser on National Assembly matters, Senator Ita Enang who will then hand over the list to the senate president. Speculations are rife that names such as former Rivers State Governor, Mr Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Rotimi Akeredolu former Army Chief, Lt-Gen. Abdurrahman Dambazzau, Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana are on the list.

Buhari to World leaders: Dismantling safe havens for proceeds of corruption

Following repeated occurrence of stolen funds discovered to have been stashed in foreign banks by corrupt politicians, President Buhari yesterday urged world leaders to dismantle the seeming safe haven in their countries where these funds are secretly being deposited. President Buhari said this while addressing world leaders at the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations.

Photos: Buhari and his entourage after addressing the UN General Assembly yesterday

President Buhari with members of his entourage including Nigerian Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Prof Joy Ogwu, Rotimi Amaechi, Femi Adeshina, Abike Dabiri, Aminu Tambuwal and others shortly after delivering his speech at the UN headquarters during the 70th UN general assembly meeting in NewYork yesterday September 28th. Continue to see more photos...

Monday, September 28, 2015

Highly Graphic Images: Photos from a horrific accident in Port Harcourt this morning

 The man was totally crushed by the truck's huge tyres. The photos are extremely gory and graphic so please do not look - it may be too much for some of you...

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Buhari Pictured With David Cameron In New York

President Muhammadu Buhari's Bilateral Meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron at UN Building during the UN General Submit in New York. More photos after the jump

Photos: Buhari, Obasanjo attend AU meeting in New York

President Buhari and former president Olusegun Obasanjo attended the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (AU-PSC) meeting held at the Permanent Observer Mission of the AU to the United Nations in New York yesterday September 26th. Others at the meeting included the National Security Adviser to the President Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Bulus Z. Lolo, DG NIA, Mr Oke and Former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi. More photos after the jump

Friday, September 25, 2015

Photos: Buhari arrives New York for UN general meeting

President Buhari has arrived New York ahead of the UN general meeting. His delegation includes former Rivers and Ekiti state governors, Rotimi Ameachi and Kayode Fayemi, former house of representatives member Abike Dabiri Erewa, SSA Household & Domestic Sarki Abba, SSA Media & Publicity Femi Adesina, Senator Hadi Sirika and others.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Olu Falae regains freedom

Chief Olu Falae who was kidnapped on Monday by suspected herdsmen in Akure, Ondo state, has regained his freedom. He was dropped off somewhere in Owo and I hear a ransom was paid. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Multiple bomb blasts in Maiduguri signifies desperation of Boko Haram - Military

Press statement from Nigeria military on yesterday's multiple bomb attacks in Maiduguri, Borno state
 This is to inform the public that there were three improvised explosive devices explosions at Gomari and Ajilari general area in Maiduguri at about 7.21pm today evening. Although details are not clear, it is important to note the attacks signify high level of desperation on the part of the Boko Haram terrorists.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Cry Of Nigeria Immigration Pensioneers

The Pensioners under the ages of paramilitary service personnel have cried out over the anomalous capture of paramilitary service personnel into the 2004 contributory service pension act, using our gratuity to pay us (pensioners) pension since we have not contributed enough because we were having less than 10 years to serve. They would have given us our full gratuity and return us to the old pension scheme,instead of using us as experimental guinea pigs. Please our able president, help us to retrieve our gratuity from PENCOM and return us to the old pension scheme. Our people are dying like chicken everyday. NB: This article is writing by my father Mr Benson Uduehi a retired immigration officer from benin city, Edo sate. Please mods help push this to the front page till it get to the appropriate quarters.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Reject Public Money Stolen By Your Husbands, Sultan Advises Women

Sultan of Sokoto and President Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Saad Abubakar, has advised Muslim women to key into the fight against corruption by rejecting stolen public money from their husbands who are public office holders.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Panel To Probe Amaechi Begins Sitting In Port Harcourt

The probe panel set-up to investigate the immediate past administration of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi has said it is not out to witch-hunt anyone.

Chairman of the committee, Justice George Omereji said this during his inaugural address to declare the sitting open.

Justice Omereji said the commission would give room for fair hearing to all parties, adding that all parties had the liberty to contract the services of any legal representative of their choice.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Policemen Kill Trailer Driver, Assistant Over N500 Bribe

The killing of the trailer driver and his assistant was said to have followed their refusal to part with a N500 bribe demanded by the policemen at a roadblock

Policemen in Taraba State have killed a trailer driver and his assistant. The killing of the trailer driver and his assistant was said to have followed their refusal to part with a N500 bribe demanded by the policemen at a roadblock.

Photos: Ogonis head to the street, demand due process for the cleanup of their community by FG

Ogoni indigenes in Rivers state held a peaceful protest at Akpaja street in Ogoni land. They are demanding for due process in the proposed cleanup exercise of the oil spills in their community by the federal government. President Buhari on August 5th ordered a fast track environmental cleanup of Ogoniland. Continue to see more photos from the protest..

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My Late Father’s Friend Raped Me Twice, Says 8-yr-old Girl.. I only assisted her financially—54-yr-old suspect

•....…As man, 42, defiles 8-yr-old in Ibadan

By Evelyn Usman & Ola Ajayi
Policemen attached to Area ‘B’ Command, Apapa, Lagos, have arrested a 54-year-old man for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl in Ajegunle area of Lagos. This came as a 42-year-old man, identified as Bala, was arrested by police in Oyo State for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl in Ibadan. On the Ajegunle incident, the victim (names withheld ) told policemen that the suspect, who is her late father’s friend, had had carnal knowledge of her twice.

Photo: UN sec-Gen lays wreath at scene of bomb blast at UN House Abuja

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon who is currently in Nigeria this morning laid a wreath at the scene of the bomb blast that rocked the UN House Abuja on August 26th 2011. 21 people died while 60 were injured. Ban Ki Moon later had a meeting with the staff of the UN House Abuja.

Check out Photos from Chief of Army Staff's visit to Borno over the weekend

Photos from the Chief of Army Staff,  Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai's visit to some military stations in Mafa, Dikwa part of Borno state over the weekend. More photos after the jump...