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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Benue militant leader surrenders 84 rifles to govt

A renowned gang leader in Benue State, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Ghana, has surrendered 84 guns to the state government, embracing the amnesty programme declared by the state government for residents of the state to surrender illegal weapons in their possession. State Governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom, said this on Monday in Makurdi, the state capital, after the State Executive ... Read More »

The Buhari Shocker

By Tony Ademiluyi The Buhari campaign organization ran on the premise of a popular slogan – change. They purported that his administration will be different from the rest and that it will herald the dawn of a new era with the arduous task of cleaning the Augean stables. There were noticeable cracks from the outset which raised critical questions as ... Read More »

British journalists accused of being members of ISIS

Two British journalists and an Iraqi fixer working for Vice News have been charged by a Turkish judge in Diyarbakir of being members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Jake Hanrahan, Philip Pendlebury and Mohamed Ismail Rasoul were arrested on Thursday in Diyarbakir while filming clashes between the security forces and youth members of the outlawed pro-Kurdish PKK. ... Read More »

Stable power output traced to improved gas supply

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Ambassador Godknows Igali, on Monday said electricity has been stable in the country lately because there has not been any case of gas pipeline vandalism. Igali spoke with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He recalled that vandalism was the bane of electricity supply during the last administration. He said things improved ... Read More »

Amaechi’s failure to Appear Before Panel, An Admission Of Guilt – PDP

The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says former governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi’s refusal to honour the invitation extended to him over allegations of monumental frauds and acts of illegality committed by him while in office is born out of fear and guilty conscience. The State PDP chairman, Bro Felix Obuah made the observation in a statement ... Read More »

Lagos Speaker, Obasa To Build Resource Centre In Agege

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa will build a resource centre in Agege which will cater for training and empowerment of youths and women in the state. Already, according to the Speaker, construction of the resource centre will soon commence as the piece of land that will house the centre has been acquired. ... Read More »

ODD NEWS: 3-Year-Old Boy forced To Eat Live Frogs develops worms In Scrotum

A boy was hospitalized after his mother forced him to eat frogs that were still alive.  The 3-year-old boy was hospitalized with a parasitic infection after his mother forced him to eat live frogs to cure his epilepsy. The woman, known only as Mrs. Li, became concerned when her son began to show signs of what she thought was epilepsy. ... Read More »

ODD NEWS: Woman suffers severe burns while bleaching to Cure Eczema

A young woman of Dapto, Australia, was severely burned after she poured bleach into her bathwater.  The young woman suffered burns to 98 percent of her body after being advised by a doctor to take a bath with bleach. 29-year-old Sarah Cole was left with horrific burns and open sores after entering the hot bath in which she added a ... Read More »

NSE Gets ISO Certification For Information Security

Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has achieved the International Organisation for Standardisation ISO27001:2013 Certification, the most stringent global standard for Information Security. The certification which was awarded by British Standard Institute (BSI), working with Digital Encode in Nigeria, is subsequent to a series of rigorous and extensive audit of the Exchange’s information management systems and processes. NSE in a press release ... Read More »

Nigerian banks may record decline in performance indicators – Fitch

Fitch Ratings has declared that Nigerian banks are operating in increasingly difficult conditions as this may result in a sharp deterioration of their profitability, asset quality, liquidity and capital ratios. Fitch in its report released weekend said “The sector outlook is negative in December. Gross Domestic Product, GDP figures for second quarter show weaker year-on-year growth of 2.4 per cent ... Read More »