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50 fleeing B’Haram members arrested’

Fifty fleeing members of the Boko Haram sect were said to have been apprehended by soldiers in Biu, south of troubled Borno State. Security sources revealed that the insurgents who were travelling from the Damboa axis of the state hid in a truck going to Gombe. A security source told journalists that the arrested men were in the custody of the Nigerian Army and might have been detained at the Biu barrack. The source said some youth vigilante in Biu suspected the truck carrying sheep and goats might have other things hidden in it. The suspicion made them to thoroughly search the vehicle and in the process, the 50 young men were discovered. He said the arrested men confessed to being fighters of the Boko Haram Islamic sect, and were all on the run following the reported killing of their leader, Abubakar Shekau, by the military at Konduga last week

Abuja's Prolific Writer Storms Int'l Conference Centre with his Book Lunch: Guess Who

Komolafe Isaac is a good listener, a teacher, a writer, good speaker, and a strong believer in calling forth the future leaders today. he has served in many leadership capacities with different Christian organisations where his character, personality inspired many young people. With over 10years experience working wih young people and leaders. He has a leadership club and his interest for young people led him to found TFTC. He resides in Abuja Nigeria.

INEC extends registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission has extended the second phase of its Continuous Voter Registration exercise by seven days in 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory. This was contained in a statement by the commission, which said that the exercise would last from Monday, September 22 till Sunday, September 28. According to the statement the affected states are Anambra, Bauchi, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, FCT, Jigawa, Kwara, Ondo, Oyo, Sokoto and Yobe, and the exercise will be carried out at the local government level of each state. INEC advised eligible voters in the affected states to take the advantage of the extension to register in order to vote in the 2015 General Elections. According to a statement made available to journalists on Friday in Ilorin, Kwara State, signed by the commission’s state Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Jacob Ayanda, the phase of the exercise became necessary because of widespread requests from Nigerians who are e…

Activists condemn NYSC call-up letters fee

The National Youth Service Corps has been criticised for its online call-up letter, which requires prospective corps members to pay N4,000 to download a copy. According to the President of Women Arise, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, charging a fee to download call-up letters is like defrauding Nigerian graduates. The NYSC management had earlier defended the fee, saying the online portal was designed to safeguard the lives of intending corps members and to eliminate forgery. Defending the payment, the Director of Corps Mobilisation in NYSC, Mr. Anthony Ani, had said, “Before orientation, every prospective corps member has to pass through a long process, including travelling to collect call-up letters. Sometimes many corps members have died while travelling to get their call-up letters, and most times, school officials may not be there. “Coming to camp, you meet long queues during registration, while others bring fake call-up letters. Some prospective corps members change their da…

Keyshia Cole ARRESTED For Assaulting Woman In Birdman's Condo

Keyshia Cole spent a not-so-pleasant Friday morning in jail ... after allegedly assaulting a woman who apparently spent the night with Keyshia's rumored BF.Keyshia showed up at the swanky Carlyle condo complex in West L.A. at around 5 AM. We're told she went there to see Birdman -- the CEO of Cash Money -- who she's reportedly dating.Our sources say ... for some reason security let her go up to Birdman's penthouse and when she got in she saw another woman and went nuts.We're told Keyshia attacked her ... leaving scratches all over her face.Cops were called ... and Keyshia was arrested for battery and an outstanding reckless driving warrant.She was just released on $46,000 bail.We called Keyshia's rep ... so far no comment.

Jennifer Aniston Denying More Pregnancy Rumors While Brad Pitt Married Angelina Jolie

While Brad Pitt was off in France sneakily marrying Angelina Jolie, his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston has been, well, everywhere — especially in the headlines. The 45-year-old attended the Los Angeles premiere of her film Life of Crime on Wednesday night, walking the red carpet with a big smile just hours before the Brangelina wedding news hijacked the internet. While her sparkly silver Saint Laurent showed off one of her best assets — those legs! — the ill-fitting frock accentuated her midsection, sparking new rumors that she and fiancé Justin Theroux, 43, are expecting their first child. The bulky black blazer she had over the dress did nothing to help the silhouette. [Related: Brad Pitt Steps Out Wearing Wedding Ring] However, Aniston has already shot down pregnancy rumors. In a new interview with Extra, the actress tackled the typical rumors she's been facing for years, ticking down a list, saying, "I'm not pregnant. I'm not married. What else?" Another tabloid…

FG bails out private power firms with N213bn

The Federal Government said on Friday that it had approved N213bn facility to rescue private electricity companies. Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, said this while speaking with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. She briefed journalists on ‘Electricity market stabilisation facility and the bankability of the power sector’. “The CBN, in collaboration with the Deposit Money Banks, will provide a total facility of N213bn to settle both the legacy gas debts as announced on August 2 and also the shortfall in revenues to the sector since the handover of PHCN companies on November 1, 2013,” she said.
According to her, N36bn would be tied to commitments to supply specific volumes of gas-for-power and to negotiate and execute bankable gas supply agreements with power plants.
She also said there would be a new electricity tariff to reflect the new developments.
The minister said, “NERC (the National Electricity Regulatory Commissi…

Microsoft cuts another 2,100 jobs

Microsoft has confirmed another 2,100 redundancies as part of a plan to cut 18,000 jobs, some 14 per cent of its workforce.
The software giant said 747 jobs will go in the Seattle area, with the rest spread across its global operations.
Microsoft had already cut 13,000 jobs, with the bulk at the Nokia phone division bought by the US company.
In July, chief executive Satya Nadella announced radical plans to move Microsoft away from software to online services, apps and devices.
Microsoft, which has about 127,000 people on its payroll, will take a charge of between $1.1bn (£672m) and $1.6bn for costs related to the cuts.
Microsoft said in a statement that the latest cuts “are spread across many different business units, and many different countries”.
In an email to staff in July, Nadella said that the “difficult but necessary” cuts are part of a plan to bring a new direction to the technology company.
“The first step to building the right organisation for our ambitions is …

Jonathan lauds corps member’s N10,000 donation to re-election bid

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday expressed gratitude to a serving member of the National Youth Service Corps, Ezemagu Sunday Nnamdi, who was said to have donated N10,000 to his re-election bid.
A statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, quoted President Jonathan as saying in his appreciation letter to Nnamdi that he was deeply touched and encouraged by the donation.
“Your gracious gesture is particularly gratifying, coming as it does from one of our nation’s vibrant and gifted youths who are our successor generation and for whom our Administration is unequivocally committed to providing the requisite environment to optimally realize their tremendous creative and productive potentials.
“As I carry on with the task of positively transforming our country for its God-ordained greatness and prosperity, I will continue to count on the goodwill as well as the practical and prayerful support of committed patriots like you,” P…

NNPC unions, PENGASSAN, NUPENG shelve planned strike

The labour unions in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Petroleum and Gas Senior Staff Association and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers on Friday resolved to suspend their planned strike, which would have paralysed the whole country if the planned industrial action takes off.
NAN reports that the planned strike has been shelved owing to the intervention of the Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke