Wednesday 31 October 2012

President Jonathan reshuffles his cabinet

President Goodluck Jonathan has announced a minor cabinet reshuffle moving minister of state for Niger Delta Affairs, to the ministry of Power, while that of power moves to Niger Delta Affairs.
The president gave two major directives at the Federal Executive Council; the first is the swapping of positions between the two ministers.

He also directed that these two ministers should swap positions with effect from next week. In that regard Mr. Darius Dickson Ishaku now becomes the minister of state for Niger Delta Affairs and minister of state for Niger Delta Affairs, Hajia Zainab Kuchi becomes minister of state for Power.

President Jonathan further ordered that the council should not receive fresh memos concerning contracts from November 30th 2012

The directives were made known to State House correspondents by Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati after the council meeting.

He said that any step taken by the president in the power sector is geared towards strengthening the sector.

Abia govt shuts 100 illegal schools

In its determined effort to improve the standard of education, Abia State government has closed down over 100 illegal nursery, primary and secondary schools across the state.
To show its seriousness over the matter, the government announced that the premises of all the illegal school had been sealed off and that a tribunal would be set up to try the operators of the schools.
Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Monica Philips, who disclosed this to newsmen at a briefing in Umuahia yesterday, said the illegal schools were used to perpetrate examination malpractices in the state.
She said despite previous warnings to illegal private schools and advice that their operators upgrade them, they refused hence the decision to closed them.
Philips did not, however, disclose the exact number of schools affected by the closure, but noted that they were hundreds.
She said officials of the ministry were still going round the state to identify other illegal schools.
The commissioner also said only teachers or examination administrators who undergo training on examination ethics will be allowed to participate in the conduct of examinations in the state.
Philips said only those who participated and passed the examination administration Integrity and technical certificate workshop held recently in the state by the ministry, in conjunction with Exam Ethics Marshal International, would be involved in the conduct of school examinations in the state.
According to her, the measures are part of government’s effort to ensure that the standard of education in Abia remains high.
She said Governor Theodore Orji was in support of the ministry’s effort to ensure that examinations conducted in the state were credible and reliable, adding that the governor wanted the policy of zero tolerance for examination malpractices maintained in the state.
The state government has said there was no going back on on its plans to demolish illegal structures in Aba.
According to the government, no less than 1800 illegal structures will be demolished in the commercial city.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ugochukwu Emezue, dismissed insinuations that the government had jettisoned the idea, saying structures marked for demolition were built on drainage channels.
He said the government would want to properly monitor the demolition to ensure unscrupulous elements did not take advantage of the exercise to get at their enemies.
Emezue said Aba was dear to the heart of Governor Orji, explaining that as the reason he wouldn’t abandon the city.
He quoted the governor as desirous of leaving legacies in the state, including Aba, before leaving office in 2015.
He said the government was putting a machinery in motion to move into Aba and begin massive rehabilitation of roads and other people-oriented projects.
On the many awards given to the governor in recent times, Emezue defended them, saying the governor merited them and did not lobby for any.

Hurricane Sandy Fallout Coming to Lagos

Difficult times might be ahead for Nigerians living and doing business in Lagos. The Lagos State Government on Tuesday warned residents of the state to prepare for the ripple effect of Hurricane Sandy in the state.

Hurricane Sandy is a 2012 late-season violent tropical storm that has affected Jamaica, Cuba, the Bahamas, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the eastern seaboard of the United States of America.

The Commissioner for Waterfront Development and Infrastructure, Mr. Adesegun Oniru, said the government was projecting that within seven to 14 days, the state would experience the ripple effect of the hurricane in its coast lines.

He explained that the government based its projection on, “experience, records and study of past happenings” and had started taking precautionary measures.

Tuesday 30 October 2012

The Beauty of Awelewa creations

The true touch of Awelewa creations.

Images of Hurricane Sandy's devastation in the US

Is this a sign of the end-time?

Gunmen rob, kill car dealer in Onitsha

   Four armed men on Monday robbed and killed a middle-aged car dealer, Chief Emeka Ekwerendu, at Modebe Avenue Junction in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra State.
The Divisional Police Officer at the Central Police Station, Onitsha, Mr. Tomitope Fahugbe, confirmed the incident to newsmen, adding that he had yet to receive full details.
An eyewitness said the late Ekwerendu was shot by a four-man armed robbery gang at about 8:30a.m a few metres away from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Odoakpu, Onitsha.
“The gang operating in a light green Toyota Sienna without a vehicle number plate trailed their victim from a primary school close to the church, after he had dropped his children at school.
“As he was driving out in his black Land Cruiser jeep, he was shot dead and an undisclosed amount of money taken from the boot of his vehicle.
“The gang armed with four Ak-47 riffle shot sporadically into the air to scare the people away as they made their exit,” he said.

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Welcoming the queens of the tennis court to Nigeria.

3rd Mainland bridge to be Opened

The Federal Government will today (Tuesday) reopen the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos, one week ahead of the scheduled delivery date of November 6, 2012.

The government had partially closed the bridge on July 7 to enable the contractor, Messrs Boroni Prono and Company Limited, to replace eight expansion joints on the bridge for a contract sum of N1bn.

The reopening of the bridge will come as a welcome relief to motorists and commuters, who have had to connect Lagos Island, Victoria Island, Lekki, Ajah and Epe from different parts of the mainland through Western Avenue due to restriction of vehicular movement on the bridge from 12 noon to 12am, while opening for movement to the mainland within the same time.

The Special Adviser to the Minister of Works on Media, Mr. Tony Ikpasaja, confirmed the reopening of the bridge in a telephone conversation with our correspondent on Monday.

According to him, the Minister of Works, Mr. Mike Onolememen, will open the rehabilitated bridge to motorists at a ceremony that will also have in attendance federal and Lagos State government officials and other stakeholders.

Onolememen had said during an inspection tour of the bridge on August 10, “The inspection visit is to track the progress that the contractor has made; whether actual progress is in line with our planned programme. I am happy to announce that the physical progress in not only in line with our programme, but there has been a gain of approximately one week, which is very commendable.

“It means that if we sustain the momentum, we will be able to deliver the project ahead of the scheduled delivery date of November 6, 2012.”

He had explained that the Federal Government decided to rehabilitate the bridge, which is the longest and most travelled in the country, because of its commitment to giving due attention to infrastructure in Lagos State, which he said was attracting about 53 per cent of commercial activities in the country.

As parts of efforts to minimise the disruptions to free flow of traffic in the metropolis, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority had deployed 700 officers to the bridge and traffic points on the alternative routes.

Officers of the Nigerian Police, Nigerian Army, Federal Road Safety Corps and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps joined their LASTMA colleagues in managing the attendant traffic.

What will we not hear about Nigeria?

The Nigeria Football Federation has lamented the loss of a whole carton of white jerseys of the Senior Women National Team. Super Falcons, on transit as the team travelled to Equatorial Guinea for the 8th African Women Championship finals.
Speaking in Bata on Monday, after the Falcons’ deserved 2-1 defeat of the Lionesses of Cameroon at the Nkoantoma Stadium, NFF’s Director of Competitions, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi said the non-arrival of the carton added to the depression of Nigerian team officials at African women football’s flagship tournament.

“We arrived in Malabo to poor treatment, had to found a way to connect to Bata, were rushed into a low-quality hotel and then discovered, after changing hotel, that a whole carton of white jerseys meant for the team had got missing on transit.

“It was a demoralizing situation and we just had to find a way to keep it away from the players until after the match against Cameroon. Thank God, the girls went out to secure victory.
“Since arriving in Equatorial Guinea, we have had to face a litany of troubles, but the Nigerian spirit doesn’t die and that is why the team is determined more than ever to crush every opposition on the way to retaining the title,” Sanusi concluded.

The Falcons scored first through midfielder Onyinyechi Ohadugha before the Cameroonians equalized through a controversial penalty kick.

Perpetua Nkwocha, four-time African Woman Player of the Year and top scorer at the last edition of the competition in South Africa two years ago, had the last laugh with a spectacular diving header in the 89th minute that sealed the three points for the Cup holders.

Monday 29 October 2012


Super storm hits U.S

At least 50 million people are bracing for the worst storm forecasters say could be the largest ever to hit the United States. 

Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit the East Coast at 8:50 this evening, and will bring that part of the country to a standstill in the next few days with battering winds, flooding and lengthy power outages.

State of emergency has been declared in NYC, Washington DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, and there's mandatory evacuation in all all low level cities. Public transportation, subways, bridges, schools, tunnels, businesses, have all been closed.

Much of the East Coat is on lock down right now as they are expecting a storm surge of 6 to 11 feet above normal high tide. The hurricane is expected to merge with winter storm and they say it has the potential to cause "unprecedented damage."

Thousands of flights into and out of the US east-coast have been canceled and president Obama has also canceled his presidential campaign to monitor the storm, which could cost the US billions of dollars in damages.

Woman gives birth to triplets as 12th Delivery

A 46-year-old house-wife, Malama Alhaji-Ali, of Unguwar Namanda village, Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State, on Saturday, gave birth to a set of triplets in her 12th consecutive childbirth. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who visited the area reported that the woman was delivered of the triplets at the Comprehensive Health Care Centre in Faskari.

Hajia Binta Suleiman, the Nursing Officer in charge of the health centre’s maternity ward, told NAN on Sunday that both the mother and her three baby boys were in stable condition. Suleiman said that she was delivered of the babies unassisted, adding, however, that she had been on admission in the hospital in the last four days, when officials noticed that her expected date of delivery was fast approaching. "She attended regular antenatal clinics, and she was advised to go for an ultra-scan where we noticed that she was expecting triplets,’’ Suleiman said.

Suleiman said that the set of triplets were the first recorded in the hospital this year and she urged the woman’s husband and relations as well as the local government authorities to assist her by ensuring that she had access to nutritious foods. Meanwhile, Hajia Faskari- Ahmad, the wife of Faskari Local Government Council’s caretaker committee chairman, has donated some clothes and cash to the woman and her triplet. Faskari-Ahmad congratulated her, stressing that the triplets were a rare and extraordinary
blessing from Allah. Responding, the mother expressed appreciation for the gifts and the support she received from the hospital workers.

Sunday suicide bombing in Kaduna

15 Killed, 100 Injured: Suicide Bomber Hit During Holy Communion –Worshipers

The suicide bomber who killed eight Catholic worshipers in Kaduna on Sunday drove into the church as the worshipers knelt praying and the priest was serving the Holy Communion, eyewitnesses and survivors said.

The bombing, which happened at the St. Ritas Catholic Church, Ungwan Yero, Malali, Kaduna State, also left 100 injured. However, seven persons were reportedly killed in the reprisals that followed the blast.

A victim, Jacinta Oko, said, “We just heard the loud sound of the bomb blast when we were preparing to take Holy Communion. Before I knew what was happening, I found myself on the ground. I can say that so many people died because it affected the side where the choir members were sitting.”

A 30-year-old mother of four, Mrs Veronica Johnson, who also survived the bombing, confirmed that they were in the middle of the service when the suicide bomber hit the church. Mrs Johnson, spoke at the bedside of her two children who were victims at the St. Gerard Catholic Hospital.

Meanwhile, President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the Sunday incident, saying it has shown that those behind the attacks in parts of the country do not mean well for Nigeria. Jonathan made the submission in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati.

The statement noted that the President was extremely saddened by the explosion. He described it as “barbaric, cruel and uncalled for.”

You may wish to know that Boko Haram’s insurgency in Nigeria has led to more than 2,800 deaths till date.

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Girl Runs Mad after a randy time with sugar daddy

Bizzare: Girl Runs Mad, Masturbates In Public After Sleeping With Sugar Daddy

Although more details are yet to come to light, the story is that the girl in the picture above got involved with some rich,older man, known to be into rituals, and other fetish practices. The result? She was seen masturbating in broad day light the morning after an outing with the mysterious man.
A whole of creepy things go on in this country!