Thursday, September 24, 2015

Presidency: Policy Direction Will Be Clear With Appointment of Economic Team

President Muhammadu Buhari’s clear-cut economic policy direction will become evident once the much-awaited economic team is constituted, the presidency has said.
The president’s media aide, Mr. Femi Adesina, who made this disclosure while responding to questions on “Buhari: The First 100 Days,” on THISDAY’s social media platform and website, in which readers were encouraged to ask the president questions on his first 100 days in office, his government and policy direction, stated that once the ministers are appointed, greater attention would be given to critical sectors of the economy.

Falae: Farmers serve govt ultimatum, vow action against herdsmen

Farmers in Ondo state have given a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government for the release of a former minister, Olu Falae, who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Akure on Monday.
The farmers, who are members of the Ondo State Agricultural Commodities Association, on Wednesday, summoned a meeting in Akure warning that the failure to release Mr. Falae would elicit a reaction from the farmers that would make an impact across the country.

Saudi Arabia getting ready to behead & crucify young protester arrested when he was 17-years-old

Saudi Arabia is to execute Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, a Shi’ite Muslim over his role in anti-government protests in 2012, despite protests that he was a minor when arrested. Activists say he could be beheaded and crucified as early as his week.

Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, the nephew of a prominient Shi’ite cleric was given the death penalty in May after taking part in demonstrations three years ago for democracy and equal rights in Saudi Arabia’s oil-producing Eastern Province as a 17-year-old high school student.

Photo: Two sisters burnt to death in filling station fire in Osogbo

Two children of the same parents were burnt to death in a fire outbreak at `Bovas’ petrol station in Osogbo on Wednesday, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. An eyewitness who spoke on condition of anonymity, told NAN that the victims were children of the owner of the station. The mother of the children also suffered burns while trying to rescue her children.

2015 election: Wether we are being punished or not, Ndigbo have no regrets voting for their choice- Ohaneze

While speaking yesterday in Abuja at a press conference to kick-start the 2015 Igbo Day celebration, president of the Ohaneze ndigbo group in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mazi Odozi Elijah Nwodozi, said the Igbos had no regret voting for their choice during the last election
“In the 2015 elections, Ndigbos made a clear choice; it was decisive.

Sallah celebration: Lagos government cancels September Sanitation Exercise

In a bid to allow Lagosians enjoy a hitch-free Eid-il-Kabir celebration, the Lagos State government has cancelled the state's September Sanitation exercise. This was made known by the permanent secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Oluwatoyin Onisarotu.

Nobody Does It Better: Russian Aircraft Cannons Outgun America’s

Modern automatic aircraft cannons are a combination of artillery guns and rates of fire usually found on conventional machine guns. Some types of Russian-made canons can fire even faster than that.

One of these wonder weapons is the Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-23 six-barreled 23 mm rotary cannon.
The GSh-6-23 has an extremely high rate of fire, with maximum cyclic rates of 9,000 to 10,000 rounds per minute. Compared to the US M61 Vulcan, the GSh-6-23 fires 50-66 percent more rounds per minute, has a heavier projectile, but lower muzzle velocity. The weapon is also lighter and shorter.

Silent Killer: Germany Showcases 4-Barrel Laser Gatling Gun

During this week’s defense and security expo in London German defense contractor Rheinmetall Defense Electronics unveiled a new sea-based anti-drone laser system.

The system, unveiled at the Defense and Security Equipment Industry Expo in London, features four high energy lasers mounted on turret, making it look like some kind of laser Gatling gun, Popular Mechanics reported.

Olu Falae regains freedom

Chief Olu Falae who was kidnapped on Monday by suspected herdsmen in Akure, Ondo state, has regained his freedom. He was dropped off somewhere in Owo and I hear a ransom was paid. 

Saraki’s Trial: PDP Plots To Pick Senate President

Barely 24 hours after the arraignment of Senate President Bukola Saraki, some of his loyalists and Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) senators are planning to fight back, The Nation has learnt.

They are said to be working on a plan which will lead to the election of a new Senate President from the opposition party, should Saraki be convicted by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) – the “worst case scenario”.

APC Blames Mimiko For Olu Falae's Kidnap -

The All Progressives Congress in Ondo State has blamed Governor Olusegun Mimiko, for the abduction of the National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, Chief Olu Falae.

The APC said this in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Adesanya, on Wednesday.

The party also berated the governor for the high rate of kidnapping, rape, robbery, extrajudicial killing and other social vices in the state.

Dwindling Revenue: FG, States, Lgs Share N422.6bn August Allocation

September 23, 2015

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mrs Anastasia Nwaobia, has said that N422.6 billion was shared among the federal, states and local governments as revenue for August.

Nwaobia announced this in Abuja, on Tuesday, when she addressed newsmen on the outcome of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting. She said that the shared amount comprised the month's net statutory revenue of N369.1 billion. "Also, there is the exchange gain of N4.9 billion which is proposed for distribution."Therefore, the total revenue distributable for the month of August, including Value Added Tax (VAT) of N62.1 billion, is N442.6billion," she said.

Beninoise Kills Man While Fighting Over Birthday Pig (Pictured)

Tragedy struck on Sunday in Tarkwa Bay, on the Lagos Island area of Lagos State, after a 30-year-old Beninoise, Samuel Francis, stabbed to death 35-year-old Clement Houme, during a scuffle for a birthday pig.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Samuel had been contracted by a relative of the deceased, identified as Victoria, to kill the pig for her birthday celebration.

On arriving at the Abule area with his brother, Jeff Francis, the deceased was reported to have challenged them on where they got the pig from.

Doctor, Two Others Arrested For Selling Baby -the Sun

THE Lagos State Police Command, yesterday arrested three persons, among them, a trado-med­ical doctor, over alleged theft and sale of a two-week old baby.  The state Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr. Fatai Owoseni, who paraded the suspects yesterday at the command headquarters, Ikeja, identified the trado-medical doctor as Ono­laja Olawale and the two suspects as Mr and Mrs Ayogbinle.

He said that the tradi­tional doctor was instru­mental to the sale of the baby, while the couple, were the buyers.

President Buhari Delivers First Eid-el-kabir Message

President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed Nigerians in his first ever Eid-el-Kabir message to facilitate with Muslims celebrating the Sallah holidays.

According to The Nation, president in his Eid-el-Kabir message to Muslims reiterated his government’s commitment to eliminating Boko Haram insurgency and added that the sect’s days are numbered.

Cattle Rustlers Kill Monarch, Police Inspector, 33 Others

An unspecified number of people were killed on Tuesday evening by gunmen suspected to be cattle rustlers in shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, the police and community sources have said.

A village head in the area, who pledged anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday that the victims included the district Head of Allawa in shiroro, a police inspector and 33 others.

CBN Boss, Emefiele May Resign Over Buhari’s Order To Change Colour Of naira note

The possible resignation of the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, should not come as a surprise to Nigerians.

A source told DAILY POST on Wednesday that the boss of the apex bank was getting tired of the approach of President Muhammadu Buhari to fiscal and monetary issues.

“There are possibilities of Emefiele leaving the post because of the state of the economy. But the one that unsettles him the most is an order by the president to change the colour of Naira notes,” our source said.

Shocking! APC Praises Gov. Wike

Opposition party in Rivers state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has applauded the state governor, Nyesom Wike, for the completion of some projects started by the immediate past administration in the state.

The state APC chairman, Davies Ikanya, who was represented by Mr Chris Fynebone, APC’s state publicity secretary, at a forum on Wike’s 100 days in office stated this.

Boko Haram: NSA Warns Of Likely Attack On Lagos Ports

LAGOS—THE office of the National Security Adviser, NSA, has issued a security alert on the likelihood ofBoko Haramattack on Lagos seaports.
The alert was as a result of the concern expressed by the United States Embassy on the security situation at the nation’s seaports.
The security alert was signed by Assistant Comptroller General of Customs in charge of Enforcement and Intelligence, Mr. Dan Ugo, on behalf of the Comptroller General, Col. Hameed Ali (retd).

Following the security alert, the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has begun the restriction of persons into its various commands and formations in Lagos.

Photos Of A Snake Killed In FUPRE Campus b

Was in tutorial this night at Federal university of Petroleum Resources, effurun. there was a deeper life program going on opposite our tutorial class. As the usher said, he was standing at the front door and sited the snake crawling through the passage. You know the rest story Packaging it now to prepare pepper soup. Lol.

People Stone Saraki At Ilorin Eid Praying Ground

Am at the eid praying ground now here in Ilorin as People are shouting thieve, Ole lashing at Bukola Saraki. As the crowd attempted to lynch the Senate President was aborted by the security operatives present. This however result in the stoning and throwing of pure water at the senate president. As am typing this confusing has erupted at the eid praying ground Ilorin. May God help us.

DHQ Warns Against Circulation Of Fake National ID Cards

The Nigerian military authorities have issued a red alert against the prevailing incidences of unauthorised reproduction of the national identity cards by some unscrupulous elements in society.

A statement signed by the Acting Director of Defence Information, Col. Rabe Abubakar said, “In view of the prevailing racketeering, the Defence Headquarters hereby warns members of the public to be mindful of getting their national identification from sources other than the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).”

Mecca Stampede 150 Dead, 500 Injured

The crane collapse incident which took the lives of number of people at Mecca, Saudi, has not been forgotten yet and we hear that another horrific incident rocked the holy city. During the holy Hajj, a stampede occurred and as per latest reports, 150 are dead and 500 injured. According to the civil defense authorities, the number of wounded people is getting increased every minute. stay connected for more details on this. Since tomorrow is Bakr Id festival, as many as 15 lakh people participated in this event.