Monday, April 29, 2013
BARELY 48 hours after former President Olusegun Obasanjo said he was not afraid of being probed, the Presidency Monday said that it was not investigating the administration of the former President and never intended to do so.
Reacting to a statement credited to Obasanjo, which challenged President Goodluck Jonathan to probe him (Obasanjo), the Presidency said there was no time it said it was probing ministers that served under Obasanjo.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Saturday, April 06, 2013
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
It is illegal for any airline to fly into another country without getting approval for its winter and summer seasonal schedules from the host countries, aviation experts familiar with the situation have said.
Monday, April 01, 2013
Did you see that Guys???
Fifa, world football's governing body, have written to the South African government warning them against a judicial inquiry into the recent match-fixing scandals, saying the matter should be handled by the country's football association.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Didier Drogba scored the opening goal for Galatasaray as a substitute on his debut. Photograph: Stringer/AFP/Getty Images
Didier Drogba wasted no time announcing his arrival in Turkish football as he struck the opening goal in Galatasaray's 2-1 win at Akhisar Belediye on Friday night.
A meteor crashed into a community in Russia’s Ural mountains earlier today, injuring at least 950 people, according to the BBC. The meteor didn’t strike the community directly – it landed in a nearby lake – but the shockwave itself caused damaged to buildings and smashed windows. Most of the people affected suffered only cuts and bruises, though about 46 are still hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
Monday, February 11, 2013
The U.S. Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama bin Laden is speaking out for the first time since the May 1, 2011, raid on the al-Qaida leader's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
In an interview with Esquire, the former SEAL—identified as "The Shooter" due to what the magazine described as "safety" reasons—said he's been largely abandoned by the U.S. government since leaving the military last fall.
Monday, February 04, 2013
Convicted Speaker, Hon. Farouk lawan suprised the jury and other members of the court when he fell asleep during the hearing.
FCT Police Commissioner, Aderenle Shinaba however dismissed the bomb scare noting that the Police Explosion Ordinance Device Squad of the command, only disarmed a 40 ton object made up of sand and tiles.
Saturday, February 02, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter confirmed Friday that it had become the latest victim in a number of high-profile cyber-attacks against media companies, saying that hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users.
The social media giant said in a blog posting that earlier this week it detected attempts to gain access to its user data. It shut down one attack moments after it was detected.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today re- arrested Mr. John Yusuf, a former director of the Police Pension fund who had earlier been set free by an Abuja high court for stealing $203 million from the Police pension fund.
A High Court at the Federal Capital Territory had set Mr. Yesufu free after a controversial plea bargain yesterday leading to a major outrage across the world.
The plea deal saw Yesufu paying N750,000 ($4,500) fine in lieu of a six year prison sentence for conniving with others to defraud the office and pensioners of N27.2bn.
EFCC spokesperson Mr. Wilson Uwujaren said Mr. Yesufu is currently being detained at the Abuja office of the the EFCC for false declaration of assets. He stated that the former pension administrator will soon face fresh charges.
Nigeria Secret Police Says Ex-policeman, Ram Traders Kidnapped Nollywood Actress, Nkiruka Sylvanus-PREMIUM TIMES
The leader of the gang that carried out the kidnap is from Imo State and was a police officer with the mobile police unit.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
In a statement by Information Officer Ibrahim Farinloye of NEMA South West in Lagos, the agency said that the spillage is a result of the indiscriminate activities of vandals who left the product to spill into the surrounded areas.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Thursday, January 03, 2013
yesterday that he would have died in the fire that gutted parts of his Hilltop mansion in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, last week.
Obasanjo, who said he had had the grace of
escaping many near death situations in the past, added that if the fire that gutted his home during the Yuletide had occurred at night, he would have died. Said he: "The fire, which occurred in the office of my private secretary, resulted in a thick smoke that covered my bedroom. If it had happened at
night, I would have been a dead person now." The inferno occurred about 4:30pm and it disrupted an evening merriment as panic- stricken members of the Obasanjo household, including his daughter, Funke, wife, Bola and visitors scampered for safety.
His grandchildren, who had come to spend the Christmas holiday with him, were hurriedly evacuated to a safe place, while calls for water, ladder and fire fighters filled the air. Sympathisers, who were attracted by billowing smokes, rushed to the scene to help, but were prevented from entering the compound, as the fire, helped by the harmattan breeze, spread. It took the security agencies – members of the
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps
(NSCDC), Nigeria Police, State Security Service and close friends of the President nearly an hour before they prevented the fire from spreading to other parts of Obasanjo's sprawling estate. Efforts were made to salvage some furniture from
being destroyed by the fire, which started 20
minutes after the former President had left for
another of his residence at Ita-Eko, Abeokuta. At least two persons, including an NSCDC operative identified as Kunle Famakinwa, sustained injuries in the course of putting out the fire.
While Famakinwa suffered a cut in his index
finger and was treated by the doctors attached to the NSCDC Ambulance marked CD 1041 A01, another said to be one of Obasanjo's drivers sustained injury in his foot.
Ogun State Fire Service truck with registration number OG 122 AO9, which arrived the compound an hour after the fire was detected, was joined by another 10 minutes later. Narrating the incident to the executive members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State chapter, who had come to commiserate
with him, the ex-President said the fire, which
occurred inside the office of his private secretary, destroyed many items and resulted in a thick smoke in his bedroom that could suffocate a person.
Obasanjo said he was full of praise to God for sparing his life. He said he had been receiving telephone calls from sympathisers, friends and associates within and outside the country. Said he: "I thank those who have called me on the phone within and outside the country. Let us appreciate the mercy and kindness of God. There are many we started last year together, but they are no more today. We are not mocking them, but
only thanking God. "In fact, that I'm able to stand erect is God's blessing. Many of my age mates cannot stand well again. I'm not mocking them, I'm only thanking God. My hope and prayer is that 2013 will be a glorious year." Obasanjo thanked his guests for their concern. Addressing reporters, Mr. Tunji Shelle, the Chairman of Lagos State PDP, said they were in Abeokuta to commiserate with Chief Obasanjo on
the recent fire that gutted parts of his home.
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Friday, December 28, 2012
"The patient passed away peacefully at 4:45am on 29 Dec 2012," a statement from the hospital said. The patient's family had been by her side, it added.
The 23-year-old had arrived in Singapore on Thursday after undergoing three operations in a Delhi hospital.
The attack earlier this month triggered violent public protests in India that left one police officer dead.
Six men have been arrested and two police officers have been suspended following the 16 December attack.
"The patient had remained in an extremely critical condition since admission to Mount Elizabeth Hospital," a statement from hospital chief executive Kelvin Loh said.
"She had suffered from severe organ failure following serious injuries to her body and brain. She was courageous in fighting for her life for so long against the odds but the trauma to her body was too severe for her to overcome," the statement went on.
"We are humbled by the privilege of being tasked to care for her in her final struggle," Mr Loh said.
A team of eight specialists had tried to keep the patient stable, but her condition continued to deteriorate over the two days she was at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, he added.
Officials from the High Commission of India had also been present when the patient passed away. The Indian home minister said the government had decided to send the victim overseas on the recommendation of her doctors.
Arrangements are being made to take her body back to India, Indian high commissioner to Singapore TCA Raghavan told reporters, according to the Associated Press.
The victim and her friend had been to see a film when they boarded the bus in the Munirka area of Delhi, intending to travel to Dwarka in the south-west of the city.
Police said she was raped for nearly an hour, and both she and her companion were beaten with iron bars and thrown out of the moving bus and into the street.
On arrival at the hospital in Singapore, doctors said that as well as a "prior cardiac arrest, she also had infection of her lungs and abdomen, as well as significant brain injury".
The government has tried to halt rising public anger by announcing a series of measures intended to make Delhi safer for women.
These include more police night patrols, checks on bus drivers and their assistants, and the banning of buses with tinted windows or curtains.
The government has also said that it will post the photos, names and addresses of convicted rapists on official websites to shame them.
It has set up two committees - one looking into speeding up trials of cases involving sexual assaults on women, and the other to examine the lapses that might have led to the incident in Delhi.
But the protesters say the government's pledge to seek life sentences for the attackers is not enough - many are calling for the death penalty.
Since the Delhi incident, several cases have been highlighted of authorities failing to respond to reported rapes.
On Wednesday, a woman committed suicide in the state of Punjab, after having tried to report to police an rape which allegedly took place last month, local media reports said.
At least one police officer involved in the case has been sacked, according to local officials.
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