Archive for November, 2012

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday relieved Ms Bolanle Onagoruwa of her post as the Director General of Bureau of Public Enterprises(BPE). This is amidst pressure from different quarters especiually the Senate over her indictment by the ad hoc committee on charges of fraudulent sale of Federal Government’s shares in Eleme Petrochemical Company.

You would recall that the Senate Committee on Ethics and Public Petitions had in July this year said the Senate no longer recognised her as the Director-General of the BPE. She had appeared before the committee following a petition submitted by an aggrieved former employee of the BPE, seeking redress for wrongful dismissal.

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A group of well-armed gunmen earlier today carried out an attack on the Special Anti -Robbery Squad detention facility in Garki area 11 in Nigeria’s federal capital Abuja.
The detention center used by the Nigerian police to hold high level violent criminals was attacked in a brazen manner by the attackers from the Boko Haram sect. The center reportedly holds some senior commanders of Boko Haram including the wife of the Kabiru Sokoto, the Christmas day Catholic church bomber in Suleja, Niger State.
Police spokespersons did not respond to calls regarding the attack. SaharaReporters learnt the police authorities are too embarrassed to discuss the attempted jailbreak  twenty four hours after the sect attacked a military church near Kaduna killing at least 10 people including military officers.
Plain clothed policemen have cordoned off the area preventing reporters from taking pictures. A photo journalist from Daily Independent newspaper who attempted to take a picture of the scene of the attack was severely beaten by the police and immediately arrested and detained.

Source: SaharaReporters

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Professor Ilochi Okafor (SAN), a Professor of Law and immmediate past Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State has been kidnapped in Enugu.

Prof Ilochi is highly revered and respected in the university community for his great efforts which elevated the university from its status as a “glorified secondary school” to a university of choice in the east.

He introduced measures to reduce the activities of cultists to the barest minimum, fought exam malpractice vigorously, introduced development levy on students to raise funds to carry out projects, moved the school to its permanent site, amongst other legacies.
You would recall that some months back, ESUT VC was also whisked away in dare-devil style after a shoot-out.

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Reports reaching us say a huge bomb has exploded at a military church inside the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji in Igabi local government area in Kaduna state. It happened on Sunday afternoon. Details still remain sketchy.

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6.1 MAGNITUDE QUAKE HITS CHILE

Posted: November 21, 2012 in General
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A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile’s central-north area on Wednesday, but authorities said no injuries or damage were reported and discounted the possibility of a tsunami.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake’s epicenter was 55 miles (88 kilometers) north of Coquimbo, Chile, and had a depth of 37 miles (61 kilometers). It struck Wednesday shortly after 4 p.m. local time. The quake was mildly felt in the capital of Santiago, where it shook buildings and in several regions from the Atacama desert in the north to the port of Valparaiso.

Chile’s emergency services office said no damages to infrastructure were immediately reported and the country’s oceanographic service dismissed the possibility of a tsunami.

Chile is highly earthquake-prone. A massive 8.8-magnitude quake in 2010 caused a tsunami that obliterated much of the coastal downtown of the central Chilean city of Constitucion.

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Incase you have been “dulling ontop bike” or “swimming in the forest”, Chelsea billionaire owner Roman Abramovic “haff” sacked coach Roberto Di Matteo- the man that defied all odds to put the club’s name in the list of Champions league winners for the first time in her history. Now that’s some bad news, innit?, especially for those of us who admire the Italian’s composure on the sidelines, unlike his predecessor Andre Villas-Boas who squats about on the pitch as if “shit dey catch am”.
Now this is the GOOD NEWS! Our own dear Samson SiaSia, former Super Eagles coach, has been given the go ahead by Abramovic to manage the Blues from now till they win the Champions League again. «*Now playing* I HAVE A DREAM by Abba»
His calculation is that last season, Chelsea was on the brink of elimination from the Uefa Champions League (UCL) when he sacked “high profile” AVB and appointed RDM who took his side to the “promise land”. Now after the Champions League defeat to Juventus on Tuesday, which puts them at the highest risk of becoming the first defending champions to be eliminated at the group stages, Abramovic thinks Siasia would do the same magic RDM performed last season. According to our source Don Jazzy, who is a “MAN U” fan, and who’s presently in the studio cooking beats for Wizkid, this info was gotten from a revelation in his dream last night.

Source: LOL

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The koko master popularly known as D’banj, is set to release his first album after breaking up with estranged friend and producer Don Jazzy.
The GOOD music crooner who dropped this hint via popular social site twitter said the ‘D King’s Men’ (DKM) album, will be released on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, under his newly formed label, DB records.

‘OoooSssHhhEeee. Feels Good to be back home. Missed you guys. Indeed its time for the Bonanza. DB records presents its first official album. The DVD/CD Compilation titled DKM “D kings Men” 12/12/12…
And the compilation will have the anticipated single Scapegoat featuring Kanye west. OoooSsssHhhEeee’ @iamdbanj tweeted.

D’banj’s Oliver Twist video recently won the Most Gifted Male Video at the Channel O music videos awards.

Oooooshe!

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President Goodluck Jonathan’s younger brother Meni Jonathan has died at the Aso Rock clinic Abuja today.
Reports say Mr. Meni who was in his early 40’s was flown in from Bayelsa last week to receive medical treatment at the Villa.

Mr. Meni is President Jonathan’s half brother and had acted as the head of Otueke council chiefs before his untimely death in Abuja today.

The cause of his death is yet to be made public.

May his soul rest in peace!

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Cristiano Ronaldo makes an eagerly-awaited return to Manchester on Wednesday night, and Roberto Mancini is threatening to adopt an unorthodox approach to stopping him wreaking havoc at the Etihad Stadium.
Asked how he intended shackling the Real Madrid dangerman’s threat, and preventing him finishing off Manchester City’s slender Champions’ League hopes, Mancini paused for a moment before saying, with a deadpan look: ‘We’ll call the police.’

A smile soon followed, but he was adamant it would be a crime if Real’s former Manchester United forward missed out on FIFA’s backing him for the Ballon D’Or award, even though Lionel Messi appears to be the overwhelming favourite.
The Etihad may not be Ronaldo’s happiest hunting ground, after just one goal in five games there and two red cards in his last three appearances, but Mancini summed up the task facing City by saying: ‘I just hope he can have a bad night on Wednesday because, when you come up against a player who can score one or two goals every game, it is difficult,’ he said.
‘Ronaldo is a top player and he deserves to win the Ballon d’Or. He scored so many goals last year, and that helped Real finish above Barcelona in La Liga. He and Messi are the best players in the world, but what he did to make Real champions has to count in his favour.

‘I hope he can have a bad night on Wednesday, but when you come up against a player who can score one or two goals every game, it is difficult.
‘For him, it will be a big occasion, returning to Manchester, but it is an important night for Real as well, because they want to keep progressing towards the second stage.’
Ronaldo scored a late winner when City lost 3-2 at the Bernabeu in the opening game of this season’s Champions League, and Mancini believes that loss was the catalyst for City’s poor form in their next three group games.

‘If we had come back from the Bernabeu with a good result it would have probably changed this group for us,’ he said. ‘It was really disappointing. It’s not easy to play there and in the first half they played better than us, but the match totally changed in the second half and, when you are 2-1 up with three minutes to go, you should be very strong to close the game.
‘I think that we don’t have any chance to go to the second stage, but football is strange. I think for the fans it’s an important game because, three or four years ago, City supporters would want this game and to play in the Champions League against Real and Barcelona. Now it’s an important game and we want to do a good job.’
 

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Former chairman of Ikeja LGA and and special adviser in the Lagos Ministry of Health, Toyin Hamzat, was shot dead around 9 last night along the Sagamu Expressway, Ogun State while returning from his home in Aiyepe in Ogun State.

The police believe it was an assassination and not robbery because the gunmen didn’t take anything from the scene of the incident. Five men have so far been arrested in connection with the murder.

Source: LindaIkeji

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