Saturday, 10 October 2015
1. A Nigerian Air Force (NAF801) F7-Ni fighter jet returning to the base from an interdicted mission crashed due to bad weather and not under enemy fire around Hong, Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State at about 1623hrs (4.23 pm). There was no survival as the pilot of the aircraft lost his life in the unfortunate incident.
2. Meanwhile, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal SB Abubakar has set up an investigation panel to unravel the remote and immediate causers) of the accident. Further details will be communicated to you in due course.
According to Pasuma's publicist and publisher of www.afocity.com.
It’s official, award winning Fuji star, Pasuma has moved into a new palatial home in Omole Estate; lagos….Afocity.com takes you through a pictorial journey of the 5 bedroom, duplex located on Babington Ashaye St, omole Phase 1…
He reportedly slipped into a coma two days ago and was placed on life support.
Recall that the British Government had earlier determined to resurrect an outstanding case of money laundering against the former governor and had requested for his extradition to London.
Alamieyeseigha, who was facing money laundering charges, jumped bail and returned to Nigeria and has since then refused to answer summons for trial to continue.
Politics is not a game for the feint of heart. This truism has been reiterated in various shapes and forms. American politics is one of the most brutal. Nobody comes out of it with his reputation intact. Your political adversaries will pound at your name until it reeks of filth. Barack Obama confessed that he usually hides the Newspapers from his Children, because he hates their reaction when they read the hate filled diatribes against their father. Nigerian politics has swiftly descended into a chasm where hate and filth are routinely hurled at people on the other side of the political divide. This has led to a situation where even though we have had more than 100 State Governors since 1999, not one single one of them is considered by our internet warriors of hate as being good enough for the highest office of the land.
A group in Ogun State, the Ogun Grassroots Development Awareness Forum, has described the immediate past Commissioner for Finance in Ogun state and one of the ministerial nominees waiting to be screened by the National Assembly, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, as an innovation-driven goal getter that Nigeria needs in her march to a new culture of governance that is based on integrity and performance.
...Police Allays Fears Of Residents
Lagos State Government on Saturday explained the heavy presence of security operatives in Ikorodu and its environs, saying the onslaught is part of efforts to liberate residents from hoodlums, pipeline vandals and other undesirable elements that have continued to make the ancient town the base of their nefarious activities.
Briefing journalists after an emergency Security Council meeting, State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, said government is committed to ensure that the hoodlums terrorising Ikorodu, disturbing the peace in the town and making life unbearable for residents, do not have a field day any longer.
At 55, Nigeria remains a work in progress but definitely not so for certain critical sectors of the economy. Instructively, a nation could develop faster if the right attention is focused on those sectors which had served as veritable economic drivers to most advanced nations of the world. A nation's economic development and its prosperity could not be said to be assured if it fails to advance technologically.
Thursday, 8 October 2015
The senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District, Senator Solomon Adeola has call on the 8th National Assembly to immediately seek the activation and operation of the National Assembly Budget and Research Office, NABRO to ensure that the legislature fulfil its mandate for effective legislation and representation.
Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has charged newly-appointed political office holders in the state to add value to governance or prepare to be dropped. Governor Ahmed gave the charge at the Government House, Ilorin during the swearing in of the Secretary to the Kwara State Government, Alhaji Isiaka Gold, Head of Service, Hajia Zahra Oma, Chief of Staff, Alhaji Yusuf Abdulwahab and Special Advisers.
On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
For its second observance, this year’s Day will focus on “Innovating for Girls’ Education”.
The fulfillment of girls’ right to education is first and foremost an obligation and moral imperative.
Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state, says Nyesom Wike, his successor, is trying all within his powers to stop him from becoming a member of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.
Denying the allegation that N53 billion got missing from the state’s treasury under him, Amaechi described the panel which Wike mandated to investigate him as “invidious”.
Wike received the report of the commission on Wednesday and promised to effect its recommendations “immediately”.
Engr. Suleiman Hussaini Adamu FNSE, MASCE's PROFILE @ A GLANCE
Suleiman H. Adamu was born on the 19th of April 1963. He hails from Kazaure Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in 1984 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Second Class Upper Honours) in Civil Engineering; and also obtained a Master of Science degree in (Construction) Project Management from University of Reading, United Kingdom in 2004.
In many respects, the Nigeria of today is quite different from that of the 1970s, 80s and 90s. For the first time in a generation, there is encouraging progress in masses commitment to seeing Nigeria work, which has been reflecting in the implementation of sound use of internet technology and other civil ways in making government productively accountable to its people. This has led to an invariable movement toward creating strong institutions and participatory forms of government that facilitate progressive agreement between the governments and governed. In spite of this inspiring development in Nigeria, it is not hidden that Nigeria still has a long way to go to recover from the scourge of bad governance, corruption, unemployment, insecurity, inflation, economic regression which have rocked the country at varying degrees over the decades.
EFCC To Arraign Man for Unlawful Possession of 448 Travellers Cheques
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign one Jonathan Odu Isikwei for unlawful possession of 448 travellers Cheques. Isikwei 51, a native of Igbodo in Aniocha Local Government Area of Delta State, was arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos by the Operatives of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) during the outward clearance of passengers on a Belgium- bound flight. The case was transferred to the EFCC for further investigation.
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Analysts in the Nigerian financial sector have tipped Kemi Adeosun, a former investment banker and London-trained accountant, as likely President Muhammadu Buhari’s pick for finance minister.
According to a report monitored on Bloomberg, financial analysts, including Bismarck Rewane, chief executive officer of the Financial Derivatives Co, have tipped Adeosun as a likely successor to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as Nigeria’s Finance Minister.
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
PDP has shared their thoughts on the ministerial list announced today... Read press statement below...
Senate president, Bukola Saraki has read the highly anticipated ministerial list sent in by president Buhari..Their ministries have not been named. Three women are included in this batch ..Screening and confirmation of Ministerial nominees to commence on Tuesday October 13, 2015. Also see the complete names of the 21 ministerial nominees below.
A baby born with one eye in the middle of his forehead is not expected to survive more than a few days.
Doctors believe the newborn boy is suffering from cyclopia - an unusual medical condition named after the one-eyed giants of Greek mythology - caused by radiation exposure in the womb.
Monday, 5 October 2015
What could have been the outright rejection of President Muhammadu Buhari's nominees, who are to be screened by the senate was last week averted by Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki.
The nominees included Mr. Williams Babatunde Fowler, Acting Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS); Eng. Umbra Garba Dambatta, Vice Chairman of the National Communication Commission (NCC); Ahmed Lawan Kuru, Managing Director of Asset Management Corporation (AMCON) as well as Mr. Kola Ayeye, Eberechukwu Fortunate Uneze and Alh. Aminu Ismail, Executive Directors, AMCON.
The winner of the maiden edition of the Maltina Teacher-of-the-Year award
will be announced on Monday, 12
October, 2015, at a grand ceremony in
Lagos. The overall winner of the award will emerge from the ten 'nalists that
were screened by the panel of judges last week.
The ten, who slugged it out at the 'nal lap, were winners from Akwa Ibom,
Anambra, Benue, Borno, Delta, Ebonyi, Imo, Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States.
The national winner will get one million naira and another one million naira
to be paid into his account annually for 've years. The runner-up will take
seven hundred and 'fty naira, while the school that produces the national
winner will also become a bene'ciary of infrastructural development and
projects worth twenty 've million naira.
The Panel of Judges comprising eminent Nigerian academics and
professionals, was chaired by Prof. Pat Utomi, Founder/CEO, Centre for Values
in Leadership. Others include: Mrs. Mopelola O. Omoegun, Professor of
Education, University of Lagos; Prof. Thomas I. Ofuya, Vice Chancellor,
Wellspring University and Member, Committee of Vice Chancellors of
Nigerian Universities; as well as Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi, Chairman, Editorial
Board, ThisDay Newspapers. Other members are: Dr. (Mrs.) Abdulrahman
Binta Fatima, National President, All-Nigeria Confederation of Principals of
Secondary Schools; and Professor Tijjani Abubakar, Dean, Faculty of
Education, Ahmadu Bello University.
The race for Maltina Teacher-of-The-Year started on Wednesday, 20
2015 and generated unprecedented interest from teachers across the
country. The award instituted by Maltina, the non-alcoholic malt brand from
the staple of Nigerian Breweries Plc, is courtesy of Felix Ohiwerei Education
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd (SNEPCo) has announced the start-up of production from the Bonga Phase 3 project. Andrew Brown, Shell’s Upstream International Director, said: “This new start up is another important milestone for Bonga, adding valuable new production to this major facility.”
As part of its effort to create a positive role for alcohol in the society through partnerships and programmes, Diageo Plc, a global leader in beverage alcohol, has joined International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) to commemorate the second year of the Beer, Wine and Spirits Producers’ Commitments to reduce harmful drinking.
Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants, have claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb blasts in Kuje and Nyanya on Friday October 2nd killing 20 people with over 40 others injured.
The terrorist group released a statement on Twitter yesterday October 4th claiming responsibility for the attacks and also shared three photos of suicide attackers that allegedly carried out the attacks. The first two attacks happened in Kuje township, where a suicide bomber attacked a police station while another bomb was detonated at a nearby market. The third device exploded in Nyanya at a bus stop.
The Association of Fulani Chiefs and the Chariman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Ondo State chapter, Bello Garba, said during a press conference in Lagos that Chief Olu Falae, was not kidnapped by members of Fulani herdsmen.
MACBAN, says the call by the Afenifere, to expel Fulani herdsmen from the South-West was unnecessary.Garba said that even though Fulani herdsmen are known for encroaching on people's farms, no Fulani herdsman would abandon his cattle and go about abducting anybody.
Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed in a statement on Sunday that the Federal Government has signed a $2.3bn assistance agreement aimed at fighting extreme poverty with the United States Agency for International Development, USAID.
The presidency has confirmed the arrest of former Minister of Petroleum resources, Diezani Alison Madueke, in London, on Friday October 2nd.
"The government is aware of the arrest and all the government investigative agencies are working very closely with the British law enforcement. Nigerian authorities are saying for the first time that matters are being handled with seriousness and deep commitment.
Nobody wants to give the impression that this government is frivolous and unserious. For this reason, government is only confirming active collaboration. Beyond this, we are not saying more. In due course, Nigerians will be briefed on updates as appropriate.”the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, told Premium Times
Lagos state governor Akinwunmi Ambode and predecessor, Babatunde Fashola were special guests of honor at the recently held Legal Year Dinner 2015/2016 at the Law School in Victoria Island Lagos. See photos from the event below
Sunday, 4 October 2015
Fani Kayode wrote a love note titled 'Snow white' to his beautiful girlfriend, Precious Chikwendu....its so romantic.....read below