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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Metuh is a disaster to PDP’s come back bid – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said the resort to crude, personal attacks by PDP spokesman Olisa Metuh‎ in his latest statement is a clear vindication of the party’s (APC’s) stand that the PDP should urgently rebrand or go into extinction. In a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said with ... Read More »

Liverpool win deepens Mourinho’s wounds

Liverpool piled the pressure on Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho as Jurgen Klopp secured a hugely impressive first Premier League win since taking charge at Anfield. Mourinho was recently given the backing of Chelsea’s hierarchy after their poor start to the season, but whether their faith remains after this desperate defeat remains to be seen. Chelsea made the perfect start when ... Read More »

You are too quarrelsome, PDP tells Lai Mohammed

The Peoples Democratic Party has described the spokesmen of the governing All Progressives Congress, Lai Mohammed as a ‘quarrelsome and misguided’ individual completely unfit to hold responsible national office in a democratic government. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Saturday said the “cantankerous nature, resort to personal attacks and uncouth” description of a ... Read More »

ODD NEWS: Korean School Helping Suicidal People By Locking Them In Coffins

A new treatment for suicidal patients in South Korea involves locking them up in wooden coffins.  The fake “death experience” apparently helps students appreciate life better after confronting a simulated version of their last moments. The rate of suicide in Korea is on the rise, with about 40 people killing themselves every day. Experts believe that the nation’s super-competitive atmosphere ... Read More »

ODD NEWS: 97-Year-Old Woman Receives Honorary Diploma From High School

A 97-year-old woman has received an honorary diploma from a Michigan high school, eight decades after she was forced to drop out to help her family. Margaret Thome Bekema finally was able to don a mortarboard and fulfill her lifelong goal in front of her friends and family on Thursday. School administrators from Catholic Central High School in Grand Rapids ... Read More »

S/Africa launches insider trading probe over MTN’s Nigeria fine

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange launched Friday an investigation into mobile giant MTN for “possible insider trading” before the South African company announced it had been hit by a $5.2 billion fine in Nigeria. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) fined Africa’s largest telecoms firm for missing a deadline to deactivate 5.1 million unregistered SIM cards. News of the fine broke Monday ... Read More »

We are planning for Nigeria’s poor in 2016 budget — VP Osinbajo

The Buhari administration is working out how to ensure that government’s planning and budgeting for 2016 caters for the vast majority of Nigerians especially the over 110 million extremely poor, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said. Mr. Osinbajo made the comment Friday in Abuja while meeting with a delegation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation who paid him a ... Read More »

Chibok girls: Why we can’t negotiate with Boko Haram now —Buhari

The absence of a credible leadership in the terror sect, Boko Haram, is putting the federal government off negotiating with the group on the release of the Chibok school girls, President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday in New Delhi, India. President Buhari, who was in India for the just concluded Third India-Africa Forum Summit, said that while his administration is keen ... Read More »

Customs orders officers to declare assets

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has ordered all its serving officers to declare their assets, The Nation has learnt. The directive came just as the service retired 29 senior officers in addition to five others whose voluntary retirements were announced on Thursday. The Nation investigation revealed that all officers from the first bar were directed to collect their asset declaration ... Read More »

Ambode tasks police to review strategy on crime prevention

…Govt Urges Residents To Embrace Voluntary Compliance To Policies, Laws Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday, urged the State Police Command to step up their surveillance in the state and come up with new strategies to tackle the wave of criminal activities in the state. The Governor who spoke at the closing session of the 4-day Leadership Retreat ... Read More »