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Senate withholds NIS recruitment tragedy report

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Nine months after the Senate Committee on Interior submitted its report on the investigation of the March 15, 2014 tragedy that attended the recruitment by the Nigeria Immigration Service, the upper legislative chamber has refused to release the findings of the panel.

No fewer than 21 people reportedly died during the stampede that occurred at the NIS recruitment centres across the country.

The Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, who hails from the same local government area with the Senate President, David Mark, was widely accused of being responsible for the poor conduct of the nationwide aptitude test for the Nigerian job seekers.

The Senate on March 18, following persistent public outcry, directed its Committee on Interior to conduct a public hearing to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the stampede at the NIS recruitment centres.

The committee was to report back to the chamber within two weeks to enable it to take appropriate action that would discourage such recklessn…

Embrace peace, Adeleke urges defeated APC aspirants

The first civilian Governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, on Wednesday, appealed to aggrieved politicians in the All Progressives Congress in Osun State to embrace peace and cooperate with the party.

The former governor, in his Christmas goodwill message, felicitated with Christians in the state as they mark the festival, urging them to continue to live in harmony.

He called on the people of Osun-West senatorial district to give him another chance to serve them, promising to make life better for them.

Adeleke also enjoined the people of the state to vote massively for all the candidates of APC in the 2015 general elections.

He said he was eyeing the senate to consolidate on the economic empowerment projects he initiated during his first period at the senate.

He expressed optimism for a quick resolution of the Boko Haram crisis in different parts of the country while urging Nigerians to maintain eternal vigilance.

Adeleke said, “The cooperation and unalloyed loyalty of Osun c…

Nigeria’s high speed rail is ‘world-class’

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Nigeria’s high speed rail project initiated by President Goodluck Jonathan has been rated among the global top 100 world-class infrastructure projects by KPMG. The rail will connect Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Warri, Bauchi, Abuja, and Port Harcourt and will cost the country $13 billion, much of which will be financed with a loan from the Export Import Bank of China. The China Railway Construction Corporation has secured the contract to build the 3,218-kilometre network, which will be digitally operated using fibre-optic cables, radio communication and wireless services. The project is designed to cover 54 stations and will take 25 years to build.



A Nigerian Billionaire Buries Late Mum with Hummer SUV and $10000

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Is this a case of too much money and nothing better to spend it on? Or too much love for one’s parent? We can never tell.

A Nigerian billionaire based in Enugu recently buried his mother using a Hummer Jeep. Rather than the conventional coffin, the billionaire decided to use an automobile to give his mum her final resting.
He also sprayed the hummer jeep with over 10,000 dollars.

Well, strange things abound

- See more at: http://gistreel.com/2014/12/03/enugu-based-billionaire-buries-mum-inside-hummer-jeep-alongside-10000/#sthash.1DlwG1Ng.dpuf


Why Yoruba Women Have The Biggest Backside in Nigeria- Charles Novia

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Charles Novia is at it again.. this time it’s about ladies who gat  big backside! Nollywood filmmaker and self-proclaimed culture critic Charles Novia says African women are naturally endowed. Also he explained that Nicki Minaj, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez should be jealous of Mercy Johnson, Yvonne Okoro and a lot of African women – especially Yoruba women.

Read Charles piece below.

I know the hidden agenda of Kim Kardashian, Nikki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez. Yes, I know.

These ladies are jealous of Mercy Johnson, Yvonne Okoro and one of my female relatives in the village.

Na today real Black women don dey get Big Yansh? Why the sudden obsession with Kim Kardashian’s butt by the Western World? Ehn?

And the funny thing is, oyinbo women are now getting butt transplants while those who can’t afford it are using butt pads, or Yansh Pads as we term it here sometimes.

Now, this is the humour when it comes to Nigerian and perhaps African women. When God made the African woman, he might …

Over 50 killed in bomb blast near kano central mosque before Friday Prayers SEE Photo

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Messi is a beast who always wants more, says Xavi

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Barcelona midfielder Xavi has hailed Lionel Messi as a “beast” for his desire to always try to achieve new heights, likening him to former Real Madrid star Raul.
The Argentine attacker dethroned Raul as the all-time top scorer in the Champions League on Tuesday with his hat-trick in the 4-0 win over APOEL.
Messi has now found the net 74 times in European club football’s elite competition and Xavi feels his team-mate is an exemplary in the annals of history.
“Messi is always in the right place. It is incredible to have the best player ever in your team,” the veteran midfielder told AS.
“Messi reminds me a bit of Raul with his ambition. Raul was an example to follow and Messi has the same attitude. He is never satisfied and always wants more.
“They are competitive beasts. The stats are proof of this.”
Xavi then discussed his team-mate’s future after the Argentine’s comments that he might leave Camp Nou, stressing that the attacker is happy at Barca.
“I have always seen…

Don calls for sustenance of Ibadan excellence

A professor of History, Prof. Wale Oyemakin, has urged Ibadan elders and indigenes of the Oyo State capital in general to ensure that the excellence associated with the city is sustained. Oyemakin spoke at the Annual Ibadan Festival Conference, organised by the Jericho Businessmen Club on behalf the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes. The event was part of the Ibadan Festival. Head of the Aboderin family in Ibadan, Mogaji Olutunde Aboderin; President of JBC, Bayo Olugbemi; Ppresident-General of the CCII, Chief Bayo Oyero; Chief Finance Officer, Oando Energy Services Limited, Chief Adegboyega Adegoke; founding president of JBC, Sikiru Soladoye; members of JBC and other guests were at the event, presided over by Chief Oladiti Oladipo. Oyemakin, who was the guest speaker, said that Ibadan had over the years played host to scholars and scientists, who through their work and publications had beamed the light of success on the city. While listing the city’s feats, Oyemakin s…

Obama, Putin circle each other warily in China

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BEIJING (AP) — On the surface, President Barack Obama and
Russian President Vladimir Putin are all niceties — a pat on the
back here, a pleasantry there. But away from the cameras, the
two leaders are circling each other warily at a global summit in
China, coming face to face just as relations between their
countries continue to deteriorate.
Despite a handful of encounters so far, it was unclear whether
the leaders had broached any of the tough issues — such as
harsh U.S. sanctions that have damaged Russia's economy, or a
fragile ceasefire in Ukraine that appears at risk of collapse.
Officials said Obama and Putin didn't delve into substance
during a brief run-in Monday night, and in public appearances
Tuesday, the two kept their deep-seated disagreements out of
sight.
Just outside of Beijing, where leaders from 21 nations were
gathered for economic talks, picturesque Yanqi Lake became
the venue for an awkward pas de deux between two of the most
powerful leaders in the world.

Breaking News: 47 Killed in School Potiskum Yobe State Nigeria

A Suicide Bomber detonated an explosive in the mist of crowd of students while they were observing their morning Assembly. The victims re receiving treatment at Potiskum General HospitalAt least 23 dead in NE Nigeria school blast, rescue worker said at an explosion that ripped through a school in northeast Nigeria on Monday, as students gathered for morning assembly before classes began, a teacher and a medic told AFP.

The blast happened at the Government Comprehensive Senior Science Secondary School in Potiskum, Yobe state, as students waited to hear the principal’s daily address.

“At the moment, we have 23 dead bodies in the hospital and 72 other students injured in the blast,” a rescue worker said in an account supported by a Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps member

“The students had gathered for the morning assembly when something exploded in their midst with a thunderous sound‎ at exactly 7:50 am (0650 GMT),” said one teacher, who asked not to be identified.

“The explosi…

Dr Myles Munroe and Wife Died in a Plane Crash in Bahamas

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We have just learned that acclaimed minister,
author and leader of Bahamas Faith Ministries
Dr. Myles Munroe has been tragically killed in
the Bahamas. He along with his wife Ruth
were on board a private jet with 7 others
when the plane reportedly hit a crane at the
Grand Bahama Ship Yard, according to
Tribune242.com ,



killing them all on impact. There are few biblical clinicians who's view of ministry wasn't
enriched in some way by this tremendous bible scholar. His voice
changed the way we viewed the Kingdom! Dr. and Mrs. Myles Munroe
and associates, gone but not forgotten! # DrMylesMunroe

Homeownership still a major challenge to Nigerians — NIESV

Homeownership is a great challenge to citizens in both the rural and urban areas, the Nigerian Institution of Estates Surveyors and Valuers has said. According to the Vice Chairman, Faculty of Housing, NIESV, Mr. Biodun Odeleye, the problem comes from the high cost associated with land acquisition, building materials, taxes and statutory charges. He added that solutions to the problems would form the basis of discussion at the faculty’s National Housing Summit holding in Lagos on Thursday, November 6, 2014, with the theme, ‘Housing as a catalyst for economic development’. “Our economy is no doubt growing; in fact, it is one of the fastest growing economies in the world as of now. “The growth, therefore, has to be holistic, affecting every facet of the economy. Housing has remained one of the biggest challenges of our economy in view of the massive shortage in the system,” Odeleye said. He noted that the summit would focus on housing as a factor for accelerating economic growth as wel…

Displaced persons’ number swells to 10,496 in Mubi

No fewer than 10,496 residents of Mubi and its environs now reside in displaced persons camps following the recent attack on the areas by the militant Islamic sect, the National Emergency Management Authority said on Monday. The agency also revealed that five women gave birth at two of the camps for the Internally Displaced Persons. In a press statement by the agency’s Senior Information Officer, Sani Datti, it stated, “Following the recent attacks on Mubi town by Boko Haram insurgents, the National Emergency Management Agency and Adamawa SEMA have so far recorded about 10,496 Internally Displaced Persons in five camps situated in Yola south and Fufore.” Datti, in the statement, said many more people were still pouring into the Adamawa state capital, Yola, from the attacked areas. The NEMA spokesman said the agency’s Director General, Muhammad Sani Sidi, has assured the people of the agency continued provision of distribution of relief materials to the troubled states of the Northeas…

Obasanjo replies Buhari: Muslim-Muslim ticket dangerous for Nigeria

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A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo,   has warned political parties and their leaders against the idea of fielding either Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian as presidential and vice-presidential candidates for the February 14, 2014 election. He said in a terse statement made available to journalists in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Sunday that such idea was dangerous given the current happenings in the polity. Although he made no mention of any political party or politician in the statement, he appeared to have alluded to an All Progressive Congress presidential aspirant, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s comment   on Saturday that he was not opposed to a Muslim-Muslim ticket. Obasanjo’s statement read, “Sensitivity is a necessary ingredient for enhancement of peace, security and stability at this point in the political discourse and arrangement for Nigeria and for encouraging confidence and trust. “It will be insensitive to the point of absurdity for any leader or any political party…

Man cut stealing mobile phones and money. See Photo

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A northern man was cut stealing phones and money yesterday at sky memorial shopping complex wuse zone 5  around 4pm



Abuja's Famous Blogger Receives NYSC Certificate Today See Pix

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Olayinka Adeleke (center) popularly known as Olabluetooth is set to Attend his last Community Development Service Today in Abuja. He granted an exclusive interview to the correspondents of NigeriaInfo 95.1 FM in Abuja. Gina, one of the presenters of NigeriaInfo asked about his experience in the past year of his National Youth Service. He replied by saying, It was a wonderful experience. I have learnt so many things in life, people, business, service, discipline and devotion to my fatherland. In my service year, i have acquired many skills, among whom are Cupcakes baking, Chinchin, Ankara palm slippers, bags, Project Management skills, Advertisements, etc. i also learnt how to better relate with people, both civilians and military. As the Former Head of ManOwar Special Squad and Coach of Platoon 1, i ve learnt how to stay focus in time of distractions and under distress. As a former Special guard commander who did the salute of the ManOwar to the Hon. Minister FCT on the day of sweari…

Day Komolafe made first book public

It was a dream come true for Isaac Komolafe as dignitaries both from the literati and other endeavors converged on International Conference Centre, Abuja to witness the public presentation of his debut work, Speak: (20 success promises and stories). The book presented in 20 chapters and 145 pages is a motivational, packed with lots of quotable quotes from great personalities both past and present. It also contains the life-style and achievements of great and prominent men and women who have conquered in their different areas of life; notably amongst them include; Prof. Dora Akunyili, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Chioma Ajunwa, Buchi Emecheta, Enoch Adeboye, Wole Soyinka, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Kanu Nwankwo, Sunny Ade and a host of others. According to the author, these people were able to succeed and achieve greatness due to their determination. Reviewing the book, Mrs. Bunmi Fingesi, explained that thework is good and instrumental for young people who are desirous to make a mark in lif…

‘Jonathan, 6th richest African president’

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Richest Lifestyle, a US-based website, has listed President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria as the 6th Richest African president. In an article titled, ‘Richest African Presidents 2014′ , the US website compiled a list of the nine richest presidents and kings in Africa. According to the article, President Jonathan is worth $100million. Other African presidents and kings on the list include; 1. Jose Eduardo dos Santos of Angola – Net Worth: $20 Billion 2. Mohammed VI of Morocco – Net Worth: $2.5 Billion 3. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea – $600 Million 4. Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya – Net Worth: $500 Million 5. Paul Biya of Cameroon – Net Worth: $200 Million 6. King Mswati III of Swaziland – Net Worth: $100 Million (The monarch shares the number 6 spot with President Jonathan) 7. Idriss Deby of Chad – Net Worth: $50 Million 8. Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe – Net Worth: $10 Million

2014 Independence Day Broadcast by President Jonathan

2014 Independence Day Broadcast by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR Wednesday 1st October, 2014

Fellow Nigerians: 1.Today marks the 54th anniversary of our country’s independence as a sovereign nation.  This is also the tenth month of our journey into a new century, having marked the centenary of our nation in January this year. 2.The first one hundred years were marked by triumphs and tribulations, benefits and burdens, opportunities and challenges.  We made some far reaching advances in building a strong, united and prosperous nation.  We also overcame the forces of disunity that culminated in a debilitating civil war.  We have also renewed our faith in one another, and in our country. We have proven that we are truly a resilient nation. 3.In my address to the nation last year, I did emphasize that we were in a sober moment in our country. We are still in that mood in spite of the many accomplishments of our administration. Our sombreness has to do with…