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Dilma Rousseff summons Brazil cabinet over protests

Dilma Rousseff summons Brazil cabinet over protests

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is holding an emergency cabinet meeting to discuss the country’s most widespread unrest in two decades. Protests began more than a week ago over transport fare rises, but they are now also directed at corruption and [...]

June 21, 2013 Uncategorized
Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello, says the government is focusing on finishing the clearing of drainage channels in Apapa area of the state.

Flood: Govt focuses on Apapa, environs

Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello, says the government is focusing on finishing the clearing of drainage channels in Apapa area of the state. He added that it was the decision of the government to make sure [...]

June 21, 2013 Transportation
Communications Technology Minister, Omobola Johnson

Communications Technology Minister Says 40% Rural Nigeria Has No Network Coverage

Despite having a current active subscriber base of 117 million, 40% of the rural populace is still disenfranchised from being part of the telecoms revolution because they have no network coverage, Communications Technology Minister, Omobola Johnson, said in Lagos. The [...]

June 21, 2013 Telecomms
ssasin: We Got N15m To Kill Bank Manager

Assasin: We Got N15m To Kill Bank Manager

A suspected assassin has confessed to the police that he and his gang was paid to kill the Deputy General Manager of Ecobank in Enugu State, Ogbonne Ogeri Nnachi Ibiam. Obinna Onyekulujie, the 43-year old suspect, also known as Obaino [...]

June 21, 2013 Crime

Policeman Brutally Attacks Wife With Machete

Police in Ondo State are on the trail of an ex-police officer, Tajudeen Adeniyi, over an attempt to kill his wife, Moyosola, by macheting her, inflicting a 10-centimetre deep gash on her head. The 38-year-old suspect took to his heels [...]

June 21, 2013 Incidents
JTF Bans Use Of Thuraya Phones In Borno

JTF Bans Use Of Thuraya Phones In Borno

A statement signed on Wednesday by the military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa urges residents to desist from using the device. The attention of the Joint Task Force (JTF) has been drawn to the use of Thuraya phones by Boko [...]

June 20, 2013 General
Mallam Sanusi Lamido Churches Picture

Sanusi Freeze Bank Accounts Of Nigerian Churches.

Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor has frozen the bank accounts of most churches in Nigeria under what his office claimed to be seeking for sponsors of Boko Haram. Many churches have been stranded since [...]

June 20, 2013 Religion
Lebanese Suspects Re-arrested Over Hezbollah Arms

Lebanese Suspects Re-arrested Over Hezbollah Arms

The Department of State Security, SSS, had filed the charge on 5 June following the arrest of the Lebanese in connection with the unlawful importation and possession of the large cache of prohibited firearms and other weapons of mass destruction [...]

June 20, 2013 Law
He said this during the 2013 Sickle Cell Summit held in Lagos to mark the world’s Sickle Cell Day organised by Dabma Sickle Cell Foundation in partnership with the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Ethics and Values. Speaking on the theme, ‘Know your Sickle Cell Status’, Okowa explained that “the sickle cell is a genetic disorder with a high prevalence in our country, Nigeria.” He added, “The prevalence rate here recently is about two per cent and a carrier rate of about 20 per cent. And close to 50 per cent of these children die before the age of five. We obviously have a huge burden on our hands as a nation.” Okowa, who was represented by a former Delta State Commissioner for Transport, Chief Lawrence Osiegbu, however, admitted that knowing one’s genotype was one of the sure ways of preventing and controlling the burden of the disorder. The senator further reiterated the commitment of his committee to the nation’s health care delivery system, saying “a Bill for an Act to prevent, control and manage Sickle Cell Disorder is being sponsored and it is our hope that the legislation will impact on our people’s life.” On his part, Chairman of the foundation, Pastor Emmanuel Ibekwe, said June 19 was a day set aside by the United Nations to mark the world’s Sickle Cell day, calling for a concerted effort in the fight against the disease. He said, “The awareness about sickle cell disorder has suffered tremendously. I appeal to corporate organisations to be involved in the fundraising for the victims of sickle cell.” In his lecture, a Professor of Anatomy and Consultative Reproductive Endocrinologist, Oladapo Ashiru, noted that sickle-cell couples could breed normal children through the test-tube way, while stating that Nigeria recorded the first breakthrough in 1989 under his team.

Nigeria Has The Highest Burden of Sickle-Cell Anaemia – Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa

Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has said Nigeria has the highest burden of sickle-cell anaemia with over 150,000 children born annually with it. He said this during the 2013 Sickle Cell Summit held in Lagos to mark [...]

June 20, 2013 Health issues
Nigerian Military

“Boko Haram Is Getting Weaker” – Nigerian Military

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Wednesday said the killings of scores of people in Borno and Yobe in the past few days are signs that the Boko Haram terrorists are losing the battle against government forces. The military said the [...]

June 20, 2013 Military

Terrorism: Boko Haram declares war on Borno and Yobe youth, kill 22 in renewed attacks

Members of the Boko Haram were reported to have come out of hiding last week to attack more people, most recently at Alau Dam, on the outskirts of Maiduguri where 13 were murdered bring the death toll in three days [...]

June 20, 2013 What the papers say

Japheth Omojuwa: Citizenship participation is a necessity in the fight against corruption

Corruption will continue to grow in size and effect as long as citizens remain detached from fighting it. I am a believer in the power of technology as a tool to fight corruption. Corruption has been with Nigeria for a [...]

June 19, 2013 What the papers say
Dolce and Gabana

Designers Dolce & Gabbana Sentenced to Jail for Tax Evasion

An Italian court on Wednesday sentenced fashion house duo Dolce & Gabbana to one year and eight months in prison for tax evasion of 200 million Euros ($268 million). They were also ordered by the court in Milan to pay [...]

June 19, 2013 Uncategorized

OAU student allegedly caught trying to flush a newborn baby down the toilet (PHOTO)

by Akan Ido The incident reportedly happened at Moremi Hostel in the early hours of Wednesday and the student was caught by a hostel cleaner who saw blood coming out from under the door. Read the LIB report below: According to reports [...]

June 19, 2013 Incidents

Okey Ndibe: If Mandela were a Nigerian…

If Mr. Mandela were a Nigerian, he would never have spent more than one week in prison… he would be identified as Triple High Chief (Sir) Barrister Nelson Mandela, GCFR, Tigbuo Zogbuo 1 of Igboland, Aare Baba Dudu 1 of Yorubaland, [...]

June 19, 2013 Africa
Abba Moro

Minister Laments 1,499 Illegal Entry Points Into Nigeria

Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has said that there are over 1,499 irregular (illegal) and 84 regular (legal) officially identified entry routes into the country. Speaking at the ministerial platform of the Ministry of Interior in Abuja on Tuesday, [...]

June 19, 2013 General

Cultists Threatened And Shot NURTW Secretary In Lagos

Several suspected cult members, who belong to Black Axe, have killed the Financial Secretary of the National Union of Road Transports Workers in Mushin. According to the report, the deceased, Taiye Monsuru, aka Sempe, was killed shortly after leaving his base at [...]

June 19, 2013 General
Kaduna Assembly Alleges Mismanagement of N560 Million SURE P Fund

Kaduna Assembly Alleges Mismanagement of N560 Million SURE-P Fund

Kaduna State House of Assembly, KDSHA, yesterday, alleged dubious transactions involving the state’s share of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, including the reported missing N560 million from the fund. The state Governor, Alhaji Muktar Yero was the Chairman [...]

June 19, 2013 General

Police Declare Former Lagos State Deputy Governor’s Son Wanted Over Land Scam

The former deputy governor of Lagos State and her son, fingered in land scam, have allegedly absconded. The Police Special Fraud Unit has declared a former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Sinatu Ojikutu, and her son, Samson, allegedly involved in [...]

June 19, 2013 General

Gunmen On 38 Motorcycles Invade Zamfara Village, Kill 32

More than 32 persons were reported killed in the early hours of Tuesday when gunmen numbering about 150 attacked Kizara village in the Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara. The heavily armed gunmen, who came on 38 motorcycles, invaded the [...]

June 19, 2013 General

Court Drops Charges Against Lebanese Arms Dealers

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Karu, a suburb of Abuja has struck out the case of alleged terrorism and illegal importation of firearms leveled against four Lebanese nationals, Mustapha Fawaz, Talal Roda, Abdulla Tahini and Kossay Nourdin. At the [...]

June 19, 2013 General
Oil Wealth

African Countries Supply 12 Percent World’s Oil – PwC

Africa currently supplies about 12 per cent of the world’s oil, boasting significant untapped reserves estimated at 8 per cent of the world’s proven reserves, PriceWaterhouseCoppers said yesterday. The report said the continent has natural gas reserves of 513 trillion [...]

June 19, 2013 General

Man Swallows 126 Heroine Wraps To Revamp Business

The NDLEA (National Drug Law Enforcement Agency) has arrested a suspected drug trafficker, Nweke Nwobodo, for allegedly ingesting 126 wraps of heroin at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. “The drug, which weighed 2.225kg, is the highest single ingestion since [...]

June 19, 2013 General
Mr Abba Moro

Interior Minister Says 99 Per Cent Of Job Racketeers Not Staff Of The Parastatal

The Minister of Interior, Mr Abba Moro, on Tuesday said that over 99 per cent of persons involved in recent cases of job racketeering in paramilitary organisations under the ministry were outsiders. Moro made the assertion in Abuja during a [...]

June 19, 2013 General

FG drops charges against a number of Russian sailors for alleged unlawful arms importation

The Federal Government on Tuesday dropped the charges against eight out of the 15 Russian sailors charged with unlawful importation of arms into Nigeria. They are  Zhelyazkov Andrey, Savchenko Sergel, Lopatin Alexey, Baranovskly Nikolay, Llia Shubov, Dimitry Bannyrh, Alexander Tsarikov [...]

June 18, 2013 Transportation
Mrs. Sarah Reng Ochekpe, Minister of Water Resources

9 dams and 7% more portable water in 2 years: Minister of water resources gives mid-term score card

by David Odom The Federal Government says access to potable water in the country has increased from 58% to 65% in the last two years.   Minister of Water Resources Mrs. Sarah Ockekpe announced this in Abuja while presenting the Mid-term [...]

June 18, 2013 Government and politics
The Minister for Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Okonjo-Iweala Blasts Governors For Depleting Nigeria’s Huge Savings.

The Minister for Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says Nigerians should hold the governors of the 36 states of the federation responsible for depleting the excess crude revenue account from $20billion in 2003 to about $3.6billion today. The minister said Nigeria was [...]

June 18, 2013 Finance
Jonathan on Crime Rate in Nigeria

FG To Enforce Punishment For Failure To Give Unemployment Statistics

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said it will penalise any establishment or individual that fails to  give information as required for the job creation and reduction of unemployment survey coming up soon. A statement from the bureau said [...]

June 18, 2013 Government and politics
Mourinho Pleased To Work With Michael Emenalo

Mourinho Pleased To Work With Michael Emenalo

Jose Mourinho insists he is looking forward to working with Chelsea’s technical director Michael Emenalo as he gets down to work in his second stint as Blues boss. Emenalo’s presence on the Chelsea technical staff has long been the subject [...]

June 18, 2013 Sports

Boko Haram kills 7 students, 2 teachers in Yobe

Suspected members of the Boko Haram group struck again recently killing 11 people were killed in separate attacks in Yobe State. The Military Joint Task Force said the sect invaded the Government Secondary School and a military checkpoint in Damaturu, [...]

June 18, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence