Showing posts from May, 2016

Bricklayer kills friend for refusing to charge phone

A bricklayer, Demola Wasiu, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly killing his friend, Lekan Omotosho, 27.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Wasiu, an indigene of Ede, Osun State, stabbed the Ogun State indigene in the armpit after he refused to charge his phone for him.

Drug producers to brainstorm on health care June 2

The Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria has announced plans for its biennial forum slated for June 2, 2016, in Abuja.

The group said the 2016 edition would focus on the development of an innovative approach to address the challenges in the pharmaceutical industry in Nigeria.

Jonathan shocked me by conceding easily, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said he never expected that former President Goodluck Jonathan would concede defeat so easily after the March 2015 presidential election.

He said it was unbelievable that Jonathan, who had spent 16 years in public offices ranging from deputy governor and state governor to being vice-president and president, could throw in the towel like that.

Text of President Buhari’s anniversary speech

It is one year today since our administration came into office. It has been a year of triumph, consolidation, pains and achievements. By age, instinct and experience, my preference is to look forward, to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead and rededicate the administration to the task of fixing Nigeria. But I believe we can also learn from the obstacles we have overcome and the progress we made thus far, to help strengthen the plans that we have in place to put Nigeria back on the path of progress.

Google Doesn’t Owe Oracle a Cent for Using Java in Android, Jury Finds

GOOGLE’S USE OF the Oracle’s Java programming language in the Android operating system is legal, a federal jury found today in a verdict that could have major implications for the future of software development.

You Need More Than Rat Tumors to Prove Phones Cause Cancer

CELL PHONES MIGHT causecancer. Then again, maybe not. Figuring out which is the case begins with rats. Scientists trying to answer the question will dose the little critters withradiationand look for tumors. Well, tumors showed up in a recent study and people are worried.

President Buhari’s one year in government

Today, May 29, 2016 marks President Muhammadu Buhari’s first year in office. It has indeed been an all-round exhilarating year, not only for the government but also for the generality of Nigerians.

You may have a silent heart attack and not know

You may have had a heart attack and not know. The reason is because the typical symptoms of a heart attack are often so ordinary and insignificant, they are often missed. The classic symptoms include feelings of pressure, pain, fullness, and squeezing in the chest. There may also be pain in the arms, shoulders, neck, back, teeth, or jaw, stomach pain, shortness of breath, light headedness, sweating, nausea, and anxiety.

Military rescued 11,595 B’Haram captives under me – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday disclosed that the military had so far rescued 11,595 persons held captive by the Boko Haram sect between May 29, 2015 when he was inaugurated and February 2016. He said since December 2015, the military had regained all territories hitherto occupied by the sect.

Python bites Thai man's penis in terrifying toilet encounter

A man in Thailand is recovering in hospital after a python latched its fangs onto his penis while he was using his toilet earlier this week.
Rescuers arrived to find the python's head hanging from the bathroom door, secured by a rope, with the rest of the snake still stuck in the squat toilet at the man's home in Chachoengsao Province, east of Bangkok.

Outrage as 30 men rape 16-year-old, post video online

Two gang rapes of teenage girls including one supposedly involving 30 men that was filmed and posted online have shocked Brazil. The UN women’s rights agency condemned the cases after the video was posted on Twitter apparently by one of the rapists who boasted about the assault.

Five policemen missing in Rivers after ambush

THE Rivers State Police Command on Fridaydeclared five policemen missing after an ambush by unknown gunmen on Wednesdayat Okujagu waterways in Okrika Local Government Area. The command also announced the arrest of 53 suspects in connection with the missing policemen. State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ahmad Muhammad, said in a statement that the policemen were part of a team that were on a routine police inquiry when they were attacked before they could disembark from the boat conveying them.

Nobody can arrest Jonathan, Ijaw youths tell Buhari

The Ijaw Youths Congress on Thursday warned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government not to contemplate arresting former President Goodluck Jonathan over the ongoing probe of massive fraud and embezzlement alleged to have taken place under his administration. The youths, who converged  at the Wellington Hotel Effurrun, Delta State, for the 2016 annual Major Isaac Boro anniversary celebration with the theme, “The ideals of Adaka Boro and the renewed militancy in the Niger Delta: The way forward,” criticised the present administration for limiting its anti-corruption campaign only to the Jonathan regime.

Hajj agent jailled six years for N1.5m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday secured the conviction of one Mallam Kabiru Jibrin before Justice Joseph Awak of Gombe State High Court after he was found guilty of a three-count charge bordering on obtaining N1.5 million by false pretence.

Colonel jailed seven years for duping church of N34.5m

Justice M. N. Yunusa of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu has sentenced Col. Eugene Okpala (retd.) to seven years in prison in a case of conspiracy, and obtaining money under false pretences to the tune of N34.5m.

Oil theft: EFCC closes case against 11 Indians, others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has closed its case against the 11 Indians, three Ghanaians and two Nigerians being prosecuted at the Federal High Court in Calabar for illegal oil bunkering. The 16 suspects are being prosecuted by EFCC following their arrest on board MT Maro on July 22, 2014 by officials of the Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

BREAKING: Dana Air pilots go on strike, passengers stranded

Dana Air pilots have gone on strike in protest of the non-payment of their salaries, grounding the airline’s operations and leaving hundreds of passengers stranded nationwide.

Oil price hits $50 for first time this year

Global oil benchmark, Brent crude, on Thursday traded above $50 per barrel for the first time in 2016 as supply disruptions and increased global demand continue to fuel a recovery. Brent, against which Nigeria’s oil is priced, hit $50.14 per barrel at 8:30am, data from Energy Intelligence showed.

For Lovers: 5 Rules to Avoid Trouble on Facebook

Facebook has abruptly ended many loving relationships. This is not only restricted to singles but also married people. There have been reports of how Facebook has wrecked relationships due to the ease at which users meet new friends and reconnect with their exes.

Hence, partners have to be conscious and careful with the way they use social media. Here are some rules you can religiously follow to prevent getting into trouble while using Facebook.

‘Tomato Ebola’: Varsity to produce 800,000 tonnes of tomatoes

The management of the Benson Idahosa University, Edo State, on Wednesday said that it has concluded plans to produce 800,000 tonnes of tomatoes‎ to cushion the effects the shortage of the fruit in the country.

The statement came nearly 24 hours after the Federal Government ‎announced that the pest, Tuta absoluta, also known as “Tomato Ebola”, had invaded six states.

Indonesian 8-year-olds could be picking the tobacco in your cigarettes

Thousands of children as young as eight are working in hazardous conditions on tobacco farms in Indonesia, putting them at risk of cancer, respiratory problems and nicotine poisoning, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie has terminal cancer

Gord Downie, the lead singer for the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, has terminal brain cancer. Downie was diagnosed in December and "since then, obviously, he's endured a lot of difficult times," the band said on its website Tuesday morning.

We’ll not be part of FG’s palliatives committee – NLC

Contrary to expectations that the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) will promptly join the federal government palliative committee set up to cushion the effect of economic hardship brought about by the recent increase in petrol pump price and electricity tariff, the congress said it would not be part of the committee, citing several factors for distancing itself.

Sexual Healing – 3 common medications that are ruining your sex life

Some drugs can affect your performance. It can be disheartening knowing that something that is supposed to make you healthier is negatively impacting another aspect of your life. A lot can put a damper on your sex life. Some of those sexual culprits can be found in your medications.

Google makes big changes to its ad products

Google’s AdWords is getting a makeover. The search giant announced today that they have made several updates to make its advertising tools more suitable for mobile. With an emphasis on location-related mobile searches, a category that Google says is growing 50% faster than other searches, the company is introducing new local search ads across and Google Maps. If a customer searches for something like a “shoe store,” businesses can pay for their location to show up.

Manchester United sack managers the hard way

There is no easy way to sack a Premier League manager and Manchester United have found that out the hard way with their firing of Louis Van Gaal. Some are calling the manner of the Dutchman’s departure from United a “public relations disaster” for England’s most famous club as it prepares to name Jose Mourinho.

Ronaldo confident of Champions League glory despite injury scare

Cristiano Ronaldo played down fears over his fitness ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on Saturday after the three-time World Player of the Year limped off towards the end of training on Tuesday. “I am fine.

Tutu’s daughter loses church licence after gay marriage

Desmond Tutu’s daughter has been forced to give up her duties as a priest in South Africa’s Anglican church after she married a woman, she told AFP on Tuesday.

Healthcare for commercial drivers

A recent study had it that 90 per cent of commercial drivers in Lagos were hypertensive. There is no doubt that this trend cannot be the lot of drivers in the Lagos area alone. It is likely to be a national trend if the survey is extended to cover the whole country.

Most commercial drivers belong to small-holder private transporters who stumbled into the transportation business as a means of livelihood. Few of them have the time to go and check their health status, let alone ensuring that they keep to the rules of staying healthy.

EFCC opposes Metuh’s application for permission to travel abroad

A defence witness, Mr. Anthony Okeke, in the ongoing trial of the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Olisa Metuh, told a Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday that  former President Goodluk Jonathan’s image was battered by the then opposition All Progressives Congress’ “smear campaign.”

The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, also fixed Wednesday for ruling on an application by Metuh seeking an order of the court to release his passport which was seized as part of his bail condition to  permit him to travel  to the United Kingdom for medical treatment.

Lagos to introduce water kiosks

The Group Managing Director, Lagos Water Corporation, Mr. Muminu Badmus, says the government has designed water distribution kiosks across the state to bridge the shortfall in water supply and connect more residents to the central water system operated by the government.

BREAKING: Labour calls off strike

– NLC calls off strike after several deliberations
–  The president of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba says the decision to call off the strike came after an emergency meeting of the NEC The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Sunday, May 22, called off its nationwide strike.
Speaking to journalists, the president of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba said the union is calling off the strike after several deliberations. Wabba said the decision to call off the strike came after an emergency meeting of the National Executive Council of the NLC.

Buhari cancels trip to Lagos, VP Osinbajo to take his place

– President Muhammadu Buhari calls off his two-day trip to Lagos
– Presidency reveals that VP Osinbajo will replace Buhari
– Garba Shehu says Buhari would still embark on the visit after Ramadan The over 14-years non-visit of a sitting president to Lagos state will unfortunately stretch a little longer.
This follows report that President Muhammadu Buhari’s two-day working visit to Lagos state, set to begin tomorrow, May 23, has been cancelled.

Please plan your route properly

Please plan your route properly:

Excerpt from the press statement below..

Lagos State Government will formally welcome President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, May 23, 2016 on a two-day working visit to the State.

PDP govs name Makarfi caretaker chairman, insist on convention

Governor in the Peoples Democratic Party have decided to ignore the announcement by the National Chairman of the party, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, that its national convention has been cancelled.

Osun private school offers rescued Chibok girls scholarships

The management of Kunike International School, Osogbo in collaboration with Delta School District in Vancouver, Canada has offered to give full scholarships to the first two Chibok girls rescued from the captivity of the Boko Haram sect. Amina Alli with her four-months-old baby and Serah Luka were rescued this week from Sambisa Forest which is the hideout of the dreaded terror group.

Four FUTA students die in road accident

Four students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, died in a road accident on the Akure-Ilesha expressway in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State on Saturday. The spokesman for the Police Command in Ondo State, Mr Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident and said that 11 others sustained various degrees of injuries.

Navy foil cross border vandals, attempt to export 66,000 litres of petrol

The Nigerian Navy Ship NNS Beecroft , the operations base of the Western Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy, has foiled on attempt by some suspected cross-border vandals to export 66,000 litres of petrol out of the country.

Rescued girl, Serah Luka, not on our list —Chibok parents

Chibok parents refuted the Nigerian Army’s report that the second rescued girl, Serah Luka, was among the 219 kidnapped by Boko Haram on April 14, 2014. A girl, Amina Ali, believed to be among the Chibok schoolgirls, was announced rescued from the hands of the terrorists on Wednesday.

Update your skills in two years or risk sacking, FG tells teachers

The Federal Government on Friday said it is currently working on a new regulation that would enable teachers to update their skills in relevant areas of teaching every two years.
The Minister of State for Education, Prof Anthony Onwukah, disclosed this in Abuja while speaking during the annual conference of the Nigerian Academy of Education.

Pastor allegedly rapes friend’s daughter, remanded

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ibadan has remanded a 62-year-old pastor, Isaiah Akinojo, in prison custody for alleged raping his friends daughter.

Tackle resurgence of militancy in Niger Delta, PENGASSAN urges FG

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has urged the Federal Government to tackle the resurgence of militancy and oil pipelines vandalism in the Niger Delta.

PDP, UPN, others seek probe of Ogun building collapse

The Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Unity Party of Nigeria have commiserated with the families of the victims of a building being built by the state government, which collapsed in Abeokuta, the state capital, on Friday.

Buhari not sound in economy, foreign affairs — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says President Muhammadu Buhari may not do well in economy and foreign affairs, except in military matters.

“Buhari is not a very hot person on the economy and foreign affairs,” Obasanjo said.

Nigeria is world leader in anti-terrorism fight — U.S

Mr Antony Blinken, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, on Friday described Nigeria as the leader of other countries in the fight against terrorism. Blinken, who hailed Nigeria’s anti-terrorism stance, spoke to State House Correspondents after a visit to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja on Friday.

Fayose causing confusion in our party – PDP

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State of causing confusion in the party. It said the governor was behind the plan to hold the South-West zonal congress in Akure on Saturday despite the court order which asked the party to suspend the exercise.

Man who wears only agbada in Europe: Israel made me drop the Bible

Engr. Jacob Imade Iyamu has been living in Germany since the early 80s although he left the shores of Nigeria in the late 70s.  But unlike many people living in Europe and Americas, he could count the number of times he has won suits just as he has never won jeans in his life no matter how cold it is in winter or how warm in summer.

The Edo state Nigeria born brewing engineer is the Brew Master at Binding, one of Germany’s largest breweries based in Frankfurt where he has worked for many years.
In this chat, the President of Edo state Union in state of Hessen,   Germany speaks about his odyssey to Europe and his challenges and achievements so far plus his unflinching love for Nigeria.

I prostrated before Obasanjo, begging for forgiveness – Okupe

Former senior special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on public affairs, Doyin Okupe, has recounted how he begged and prostrated before former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

‎New PMS price would crash in 3 months – APC

The All Progressives Congress APC has lent its voice to the federal government’s removal of fuel subsidy, saying, the pump price of fuel would crash within the next three months.
APC said, like the Global System of Mobile telecommunication, GSM, the price of fuel is bound to reduce soon as a result of increased competition. National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun stated this on Friday in Abuja during a brief chat with journalists.

Fuel price increase: Increase minimum wage, Murray-Bruce tells Buhari

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has called on President Buhari to either increase minimum wage for workers or excuse them from paying tax to cushion the effects of the recent fuel price hike.

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