A bomb blast have been reported in Nyanya a suburb between Abuja the federal Capital, today, at about 7.00a.m.
The bomb blast occurred at the ever busy Nyanya Al Rufai bus stop.
Several persons are reportedly killed and other severely injured.
As at the time of this report, there is gridlock along the expressway and security personnels and men of the Federal Road Safety Commission.
President Goodluck Jonathan for the second consecutive Saturday running, took time off his busy schedule to give out his daughter’s hand – Faith Osakwe – in Christian marriage to her husband, Prince Godswill Edward at the National Ecumenical Centre, Abuja.
Penultimate weekend, the president was in his hometown of Otuoke, Bayelsa State, for the traditional wedding ceremony of Faith and Godswill.
In a fatherly advice to the newlyweds at the reception in their honour at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, President Jonathan told the couple to try as much as possible to resolve every matrimonial problem that might arise in the course of time, stressing that outsiders, including parents, should not be involved in the settlement of marital disputes.
He added that parents and their children belong to different generations hence their advices might not be the best because the parents’ belong to what he called ‘analogue’ generation while the children are in the ‘digital’ age.
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The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts appears to be in a dilemma following the refusal of the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to respond to its letter demanding information on the controversial Challenger 850 aircraft chartered for her use.
In the letter written by the committee Chairman, Mr. Solomon Olamilekan, on March 26, Alison-Madueke was requested to provide information on the sources of funding and to cite the law that empowers a minister to fly in chartered jets.
She was given one week to respond to the questions. However, as of Tuesday, there was no response from her.
A similar set of questions was sent to the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu.
The committee was given the specific mandate to probe the alleged N10bn expenses the minister incurred in the last three years, flying in Challenger 850.
In the course of preliminary findings, the committee got additional information that Alison-Madueke chartered…
A proposed forward “sale agreement” loan of $1.56bn by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation split members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday.
Some members had kicked against the loan and protested loudly in the chambers, urging the House not to approve it.
But, a majority decision supported the loan bid.
The report on the loan was presented to the House by the Joint Committees on Petroleum Resources (Upstream)/Petroleum Resources (Downstream)/Loans and Debts/Justice.
The lead Chairman, Mr. Ajibola Muraina, urged the House to approve the proposal.
However, the committee asked the NNPC to “develop a roadmap for offsetting its huge indebtedness.”
But, some members said it did not make sense for the House to approve another loan for the NNPC, which is battling to explain many allegations bearing on corruption and non-remittance of oil revenues to the public purse.
For example, the House Minority Leader, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, noted that the NNPC had been unable to account …
Reactions have continued to trail the rebasing of the country’s Gross Domestic Product, which put the 2013 figures at $509.9bn.
While the House of Representatives, Nigeria Labour Congress and the Civil Society Legislative and Advocacy Centre, as well as the Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako, were of the opinion that there was nothing to celebrate over the higher GDP figure, which ranks the Nigerian economy ahead of South Africa’s as the biggest on the continent, the Senate said it was a welcome development.
The House said much as the rebased GDP was commendable, it must translate into employment opportunities for the army of unemployed youths in the country.
It also noted that the new GDP figure should help in fixing the energy crisis in the country.
The Deputy House Majority Leader, Mr. Leo Ogor, said, “These are signs that the economy is being better managed. However, it must translate into employment opportunities for our army of youths.
“We should also be able to fix our e…
Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella is confident his final squad for the World Cup will intimidate opponents as he reveals a combination of Lionel Messi and a strong defence will do the job.
Argentina are favourites in Group F which has Nigeria, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
“Our rivals will fear us. Argentina has an amazing front line,” he says on the national team’s official website.
“It’s very hard to be World champions. We don’t have to believe that we are the best. In fact, we know we’re not the best, but we are a candidate. We can’t go into the tournament thinking we’ve won it.
“I don’t know if I’ll take seven or eight defenders. Depends on whether I include another midfielder. The best thing is to try and cover all the areas. Almost certainly those who are here now will be making it.”
Midfielder Angel Di Maria has also described the group as ‘good’, tipping his side to lift the trophy and hopes to retire after the tournament.
“The goal is to try and go as far as possible and if w…
A Lagos High Court, Ikeja, has fixed May 7 for ruling in a suit instituted against the Peoples Democratic Party by a lawyer, Mr. Debo Adeleke, over N10.55m professional fees allegedly owed him by the party. Adeleke claimed in the suit which he filed before Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye that he handled the cases for the PDP at the Lagos State Local Government Election Petitions Tribunal between November 2011 and August 2012. He claimed that the party had only paid him N1.45m out of the N12m he charged for the handling of the cases. The claimant, who is the Principal Partner at Maritime, Commercial and Immigration Law Chambers, stated that the N12m fees he charged the party covered the seven cases his law firm handled for the PDP at the election petitions tribunal. The PDP had instituted the petitions against the then ruling Action Congress of Nigeria and the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission as well as the ACN candidates, who were declared winner in the various local government e…
You may not agree with me, but majority of Nigerian husbands don't want their wives to be more ambitious than them. This low esteem of Nigerian men who want their women to be lower than them is why Nigerian couples have dysfunctional families.
I had to remove my previous post to summarize it.
Any man who wants to diminish the status of any woman is not worthy of her attention.
Only men with low IQ think women are nothing more than sex objects.
I may dress to impress But I will not UnCloth under duress
I may wear my heart on my sleeves But you will not find it in between my thighs
You can force a woman to sleep with you But you cannot force her to love you.
Every woman is the queen of her king.
Where is the dignity of a knight in shining armor?
When the knight is a man without honor or valor?
What is the worth of a man when he has no balls to prove his manhood?
And how can a man claim to be intelligent and smart
When he has no intellect to think straight?
Of course on…