Monday, 28 December 2015

Military release statement over clash with Boko Haram members in Maiduguri yesterday

Read the press statement released yesterday below...

This evening (yesterday), troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, intercepted and destroyed 10 suspected Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers at the outskirts of Maiduguri city. Contrary to earlier media reports and rumours flying around, 2 Boko Haram terrorists suspected suicide bombers earlier intercepted by vigilant troops disclosed their colleagues intent to enter the city with the aim of detonating bombs in selected public places.

Consequently, the troops laid ambush on the terrorists suspected routes along Damboa road and eliminated them. The suicide bombers were intercepted in 3 different locations approaching the city; Ajiri area towards Damboa road, High Court axis and the Eye Hospital Area. The Explosive Ordinance Device team have been mobilised and they are combing the general a area as well as clearing the debris. Normalcy has been restored to the general area and the public are please advised to go about their normal businesses and social activities. However, it is important to maintain more vigilance and security consciousness.

Please kindly disseminate this information to the public through your medium. Thank you for your kind cooperation.

Media Coordinator

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Chinese Mine owner commits suicide after deadly collapse of mine

The owner of Chinese gypsum mine that collapsed Friday, killing one worker and leaving two dozen others trapped, committed suicide early Sunday, China's state-run news service reported. The news service, Xinhua, identified the owner as Ma Congbo.

Ma was president of Yurong Commerce and Trade Ltd. Co. and owner of the mine in Shangdong Province, south of Bejing, the Associated Press reported.  Ma was working alongside hundreds of rescue workers when, at 2 a.m., he leaped into a well and drowned, according to the AP and Xinhua.

The cause of the collapse, which occurred just before 8 p.m. Friday, remains under investigation, Xinhua reported. Four workers escaped and seven more were rescued; on Sunday, 17 workers remained trapped as emergency personnel tried to get them water, according to Xinhua.

The collapse came just days after a massive man-made landside in Shenzen killed one person and left 75 other people missing. After similar safety disasters, company officials are typically subject to severe punishment.

75% of fuel in Nigeria will still be imported in 2016 - NNPC

Group Managing Director NNPC and Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, during his tour of Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company, KRPC, yesterday, said the country will still rely on 75 per cent importation of fuelthroughout the whole of next year.

According to him:
“The future is that, Nigeria is still going to import fuel in 2016 and beyond. Best case situation is 25 per cent local and 75 per cent importation. Worse case is what
we are experiencing now".

“Until we begin to get individuals who can co-relocate, we are going to be doing a mixture of local and importation of fuel to meet up demands. In the next few weeks, however, queues will disappear in fuel stations.”

The minister said that the Kaduna refinery will soon be producing more than two million litres per day capacity as soon as an Fluid Catalytic Cracking, FCC, unit is fully on stream.

He said:
“We need to get it back to re-kit it to work well. We will do that with some level of production going on. Our concern is to have a consistent production and provision of products at all times.”

“We will not be fluctuating prices, we will take an average. Today no subsidy, in January we will look at the situation and announce it.”

In regards to privatization, he said:
“President Muhammadu Buhari has not approved any policy about selling the refineries.”

- Vanguard

Tragedy!!! Son kills 60yr-old father over a little dispute

A young man identified as Anselm Ugwoke killed his father on Christmas Day in Enugu during a heated argument. The deceased is identified as Paulinus Ugwuoke, 60, from Imilike Agu in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu state. The spokesman for the Enugu State Police Command who confirmed the incident said the police were on the culprit's trail.
It was gathered that on December 25, at about 10pm, Anselm Ugwuoke had engaged the father with his friends in a serious exchange of words over a yet to be established issue and later resulted in the alleged hitting of the father with an object which left him unconscious and later was confirmed dead thereby throwing the community into mourning mood.
It was further gathered that having noticed what has happened,Anselm and his friends took to their heels. A full scale investigations have commenced into the alleged incident while manhunt on Anselm and friends have been intensified Just as the Elder brother to Anselm one Sunday Ugwuoke has expressed grief and surprise over the death of their father as allegedly occasioned by his younger brother and friends.
"I 'm still in shock over what has happened but i know that wewill still get Anselm" Sunday said.
The body of the deceased is now deposited in a nearby hospital for post mortem examinations.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

FREE!!! Come watch Tim Godfrey, Tosin Martins, Nosa & others perform

God Bless Nigeria Church hosts Tim Godfrey and Friends; a Live Musical Concert starring multiple awards winning singers, including The Agidigba and Amen crooner “Tim Godfrey”, the sensational Tosin Martins, Nosa, and the songbird, Nikky Laoye.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Appeal Court upholds Kashamu’s election

The Court of Appeal in Ibadan dismissed the verdict of a lower election petition tribunal in Ogun State which had earlier nullified the election of Senator Buruji Kashamu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and declared him winner of the election.

I dont have interest being Yahaya Bello’s deputy - Faleke declares

Kogi State APC deputy governorship candidate, Abiodun Faleke who ran with late Prince Audu Abubakar in the November 21st governorship election, says he would not be available to be sworn-in as the deputy of the governor-elect, Yahaya Bello on January 27, 2016. Faleke said this at a press briefing in Kabba, Kogi state yesterday December 7th.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

N2.1Billion I collected was meant for GEJ's election campaign - Dokpesi

Chairman of Daar communications, owners of AIT and Raypower, Raymond Dokpesi says the N2.1 billion he collected from embattled former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki was for the media campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan during the last election. Dokpesi said this in a statement he released

Oscar Pistorius found guilty, sent to 15 years imprisonment

South Africa’s Supreme court of appeal has found Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder in the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The presiding judge, Justice Eric Leach, in his ruling this morning, ordered the original trial judge to impose a harsher sentence.

Family releases statement on Dokpesi's arrest

DAAR Communication owners of AIT and Raypower have released a statement over the arrest of their Chairman, Raymond Dokpesi. Find the statement after the cut...

Photos: Dokpesi's Abuja home raided by EFCC officials

EFCC officials yesterday raided the Abuja home of Chairman of Daar Communications, Raymond Dokpesi who is being interrogated for his alleged connection in the $2.1 billion arms deal scandal. The search lasted over an hour. Speaking to newsmen after the search, Dokpesi said.
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