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A Show of Indiscipline in Kubwa Camp Abuja

It was a show of indiscipline in KUBWA CAMP ABUJA today when a pot belly soldier hit a corp member (FG pikin) with a stick. Riot broke out as angry corp members witnessed the flow of blood from their fellow's head, A corp member confirmed to be a Delta State indigene in my own platoon8, married with a kid whose wife served few years back in the same Kubwa camp here was molested and abused by an indiscipline soldier with a pot belly who every corp member hates with passion because of his unlawful behavior towards corp members. The angry members chased him to the gate with the motive of revenging of his ugly attitude towards corpers but the situation was calmed by NYSC senior staff and the Camp Commandant (Ijakpa) who is popularly nicknamed by corp members as Can U Hear Me, who every corper reference alot because of his matured cordination and an Army Officer Ahember popularly known as Pape loved by everyone were able to calm the situation and promised that the army officer will be …

Falconets Lose To Germany In U-20 Women’s WC Final

Nigeria’s Falconets lost to Germany in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup final which took place on Sunday 24th August 2014 in Montreal, Canada. It ended 1-0.
After 90 minutes and an extra time, Lena Petermann scored the lone goal of the game. This will be the third time Germany will win the competition.
The Falconets also lost to the Germans in the 2010 edition.
Falconets forward Asisat Oshoala was voted the Most Valuable player at the 2014 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada.
She won the Golden Ball award as the best player and Golden Boot after scoring seven goals.

Why Banana is important

BANANA -A very interesting FACT Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!... This is interesting. After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again. Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet. DEPRESSION: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, imp…

Single and married Nollywood actresses sleep around – Blessing Egbe

It isn’t really clear what prompted Blessing to take to twitter recently to vent her frustration over what she considered as the promiscuous and wanton ways actresses conduct themselves these days. According to the Vow and After the Vow producer, most actresses sleep around for fame, roles and for the simple reason of just getting paid. In several of her tweets, she not only stated as an opinion she did so like an expert dissecting a situation she is very much at home with: “How desperate can one be in pursuit of fame and money? In the end, where will you end up? In hell or in heaven? Not all who call God are true. Sad!” she observed wryly. Then followed up more tersely, “ Single and married women sleeping with countless men to climb to the top! Please when you get there, what next please? Vanity, vanity, vanity Some say the competition is too stiff and must do the uncanny to stay abreast. Please if you don’t have anything to offer, go and sell recharged cards. People now put all arti…

“My outfit to Aso Villa was appropriate” – Omoni Oboli slams critics

Omoni Oboli held a private screening of her movie,Mrs Elliot at the Aso Rock villa with President Jonathan in attendance. However,all eyes were on her cleavage which many deemed a bit inappropriate. She reacted in a chat with Punch I styled myself and I thought the outfit was appropriate because there were no vital parts showing. Sometimes the angles with which pictures are taken can portray certain things you do not have intention of portraying. We have pictures from the event and you won’t see what people are seeing.The truth is that a lot of people are very bitter and when people are bitter they try to look for a lot of negative things in every positive thing. It is unfortunate that we are in the limelight because if someone else wears that outfit no one will say anything. I don’t even read blogs and see the comments. My true fans know who I am and my intention when I am doing things.” On reports that she got money “Before the screening, they asked me what I wanted and I said …

Jonathan disburses N220bn MSME fund

President Goodluck Jonathan has kick-started the disbursement of the N220 billion Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund (MSME).

Jonathan flagged off the disbursement of the fund in Abuja today while declaring open, the 8th annual MSME finance conference themed "MSME Financing in Nigeria: Past, Present and Future".

The conference was organised to look at the MSME finance sub-sector from a holistic perspective. 60 percent of the fund is said to have been set aside for providing financial services to women in order to address their peculiar financial exclusion circumstances.

The guidelines of the Fund stipulate that each state of the federation will be able to access N2 billion which will be administered to beneficiaries at an interest rate of nine percent.

Jonathan said as part of measures to enhance the contributions of MSME to economic growth, he Federal Government would establish a one-state development finance institution that would provide lon…

National Conference’s Recommendations Will Strengthen Nigeria’s Unity- Mai-Sule

A Delegate at the National Conference, Ambassador Ibrahim Mai-Sule, says the recommendations made at the end of the National Conference will strengthen the unity of of Nigeria and lead to rapid infrastructural development.
He stated that contrary to expectations that the conference would not end well due to disagreements over some crucial issues, the conference ended in an amicable way.
Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Ambassador Mai-Sule noted that most of the decisions had been reached through voice votes and that recommendations like the creation of more states were made to ensure that all states could begin to look at their resources and develop them.
“It has been a wonderful experience. We have made a little friends. We have exchanged ideas and our motive of being there was to help achieve the unity of this country and I believe we have achieved that purpose.
“The unity of Nigeria as a country is not negotiable.
“If …

Boko Haram crisis: Soldiers revolt over inadequate weapons

Army Chief: Mutineers will face firing squad
A group of soldiers in Maiduguri yesterday refused orders to deploy to fight Boko Haram militants in some areas of Borno State until they receive better equipment.
The incident happened after soldiers from the Maimalari Barracks were asked to move to a location in Damboa and to Gwoza town, which has been under Boko Haram control for two weeks now.
Daily Trust learnt that dozens of troops were mobilised at the barracks and asked to board vehicles to head to Gwoza and Dalwa village in Damboa where some troops were ambushed on Tuesday.
The two separate teams drove out of Maiduguri but stopped in the outskirts of the city and said they would not move an inch further until they were provided with adequate weapons to confront the insurgents.
Some of the soldiers, who spoke to Daily Trust on condition of anonymity, said Boko Haram insurgents have superior weapons.
“Whenever we voice our grievances within the precinct of the barracks, our s…

Ebola: Adadevoh, senior consultant infected by Sawyer, dies

Nigeria on Tuesday recorded the fifth Ebola virus fatality with the death of Dr. Stella Adadevoh, a female consultant physician, in Lagos. Adadevoh, a consultant endocrinologist, was the first Nigerian to be diagnosed with the disease. The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Dan Nwomeh, announced Adadevoh’s demise on Tuesday evening. “We regret to announce the death of one of the primary contacts of the index case, the most senior doctor who participated in the management of the patient, a female consultant physician, with this unfortunate development the total number of Ebola virus related deaths now stand at five,” the terse statement read. The late Adadevoh was a Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, and a member of the Nigerian Medical Association and the British-Nigerian Association. She obtained her MBBS degree from the University of Lagos, Akoka as well as a Diploma in Endocrinology from the Uni…

NDE urges youth, women to develop enterprise

The National Directorate of Employment has said the growing rate of unemployment in the country can be tackled with enterprise development. To make youths and women financially independent, it said, there were various programmes designed to empower and equip them in establishing and sustaining their businesses. At an empowerment programme organised by Rays of Light Empowerment Initiative in collaboration with Christ Gospel Mission International, the Lagos State Co-ordinator, NDE, Mr. Joseph Modey, said that the directorate was established to tackle unemployment in the country. According to him, some government policies had caused some companies to close down; privatisation of some government agencies has led to the reduction in its workforce and increase in the number of tertiary institution has contributed to the increase in the number of graduates and job seekers. Modey said, “The government responded by setting up NDE with a mandate to tackle youth unemployment. It was discove…

Ebola Updates: Panic In Ado-ekiti Over Monkey

Residents of Federal Housing Estate in Ado Ekiti and its environs have appealed to the state government to assist in taming a rampaging monkey in the area. Report says the monkey, which was domesticated by its owner, escaped and terrorise the people of the area. The fearful animal had caused panic by jumping fences, attacking women and children and seizing fruits from hawkers in the area any time of the day. A resident in the area, Ajayi Abiodun, said it was about two weeks ago when a woman shouted she saw a monkey come out of a nearby bush around her house in the estate, adding, “Given her age, we believed her. Since then, we have been looking for it”. He explained that officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) had visited the area many times when they were alerted but could neither kill nor catch the fearful animal. Abiodun said: “Last Sunday, I invited officials of the Civil Defence Corps when I saw it on a tree. But before it could be shot, it dived i…

Bill Gates wins the Ice Bucket Challenge with ridiculous machine

Mark Zuckerberg laid down the challenge, and Bill Gates has answered: he's taken a bucket of ice water over the head in the name of charity. Gates is the latest major name in the tech industry to join the quickly growing roster of people who have completed the Ice Bucket Challenge, which involves daring someone to either get soaked or donate money to a charity focused on Lou Gehrig's Disease — or more likely, do both.

Beyonce-Jay Z Billion Dollar Divorce: Bravo's ‘Untying the Knot’ Expert Breaks Down Possible Split

Reports are heating up that hip-hop royalty Beyonce and Jay Z are heading toward divorce. Since the notorious Solange elevator brawl, there have been several reports that divorce is inevitable. And in Friday's issue of Us Weekly, the magazine's sources weighed in. One source told the publication that Beyonce “is done” after they conclude the remaining On The Run shows in Paris, France on Sept. 13. “If the reports are true they're going to divorce, they are probably working behind the scenes to figure out the timing of the announcement and how they'll divide their business entities,” Bravo's “Untying the Knot” star and divorce attorney, Vikki Ziegler, told TheWrap. Also read: Beyonce to Receive MTV VMA Video Vanguard Award Ziegler says that the couple's pre-nup, though they haven't publicly confirmed that they have one, will determine how difficult the divorce will be. Another contributing factor is whether they keep joint or separate finances. “That w…

Ebola virus claims another victim in Nigeria

The deadly virus Ebola has claimed a third victim in Nigeria, taking the overall death toll to over 1,000 people since it was first reported in March 2014.
It is thought the latest victim, an official who came into direct contact with the disease in July, was in isolation before he died.
The outbreak, which has been declared an International Public Health Emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO), has mainly affected four countries in Africa - Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.
The WHO has authorised the use of an experimental vaccine called Zmapp developed in Canada, in an effort to prevent health care workers contracting the virus.

Beware of monkeys, bats, Jonathan’s doc warns Villa workers

As the nation grapples to contain the spread of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease in the country, workers in the Presidential Villa, Abuja have been warned to be wary of the presence of bats and monkeys.

The two animals with large presence in the Villa have been linked to the virus therefore causing panic among workers.

The warning to members of staff was contained in an internal circular dated August 12 and issued by the Chief Physician to the President, Dr.  Fortune Fiberesima.

In the circular, Fiberesima cautioned State House personnel against contact with the two animals, either dead or alive.

He warned them to avoid using hands to clear animal faeces on parked cars.

He further warned car owners to water-hose vehicles parked under trees (with or without animal droppings on them) properly before washing them.

He also urged them to sanitise or wash their hands with soap and water as often as possible.

The circular read, “In view of the recent outbreak of of the Ebola Virus Disease …

Ebola: FG says 198 Nigerians quarantined

The Federal Government on Wednesday said a total of 198 persons are currently being quarantined for the Ebola Virus Disease.
It said while 177 are being quarantined in Lagos where the index case was reported, 21 persons are being attended to in Enugu.
Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents of the outcome of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Maku said Enugu came into the picture because one of the nurses that treated the American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, who brought the virus to the country disobeyed medical advice and travelled to Enugu.
He said all those the nurse had contacts with, including her husband, are currently being quarantined.
The minister said, “All those who had primary contacts have been quarantined. Secondary contacts have also been traced.
“So far, the number of people that have been traced is 198. Out of this number, 177 are in Lagos. Som…

FG Says 21 Suspected Cases Of Ebola Reported In Enugu

After a Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, the Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, told reporters that one of the nurses, who had contact with the index patient, late Patrick Sawyer, had traveled to Enugu State contrary to instructions and had had contact with the 21 persons.
According to Mr Maku, 198 Nigerians have been traced to have contacted the virus. While 177 are in Lagos, 21 persons in Enugu are being watched.
The FEC devoted this week’s meeting to the efforts being made to combat the Ebola Virus which entered Nigeria some 23 days ago and had been declared a National Emergency.
At the meeting, the Minister of Health, Dr Onyebuchi Chukwu, told the council that Nigerians had been on the alert even before late Sawyer entered Lagos with the virus.
He told reporters that he was in touch with all the Commissioners for Health and that the Governors of the 36 states and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory had been called for a meetin…

Airtel Unveils Internet Bundles for Android Devices

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has taken yet another bold step in realization of its corporate vision of becoming the No1 mobile Internet service provider in Nigeria as it announces the introduction of Internet Bundles for Android devices. According to Airtel, the new value offering, which is first of its kind in the country, is consistent with its key objective of providing innovative and affordable mobile Internet solutions that will make life simpler, exciting and more enjoyable for telecoms consumers across the country. The new Android Internet Bundle plan is specifically tailored to empower Android users to connect with business associates, family and friends and also enable them enjoy an amazing data experience on their smartphones. The Bundle plan comes in two variants, the Android 2.0, which comes with 2GB data designed for medium Internet users while the Android Bundle 4.5 with 4.5GB data is tailored for high Internet consumers. Speaking on the…