The University of Lagos on Friday held its matriculation ceremony for the 2014/2015 session, in which 6,644 freshmen were welcomed to the institution. At the ceremony, which took place at the university’s multi-purpose hall, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Rahman Bello, noted that the students were selected from an initial number of 51,931 UTME and 4,316 Direct... [Read More...]
As the All Progressives Congress holds its electioneering rally at the Mushin area of Lagos metropolis, the Lagos State Police Command on Monday mounted heavy security at the crisis-prone place. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that to ensure a peaceful atmosphere, the police cordoned off the Abeokuta expressway at the Cappa and Olorunsogo ends.... [Read More...]
The Abia State government, over the weekend, commissioned the ultra-modern civil servants secretariat, and the electronic library built by Governor Theodore Orji-led administration. Commissioning the multi-billion Naira projects located at the Ogurube layout Umuahia, Orji expressed delight that his administration had broken the jinx of housing civil servants in rented apartments. He said his administration... [Read More...]
President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday disclosed that the Nigerian military will take delivery of some additional equipment this week and next in his administration’s quest to end insurgency in parts of the country. Jonathan disclosed this during his courtesy visit to the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Gambari, in his palace. He was in Ilorin... [Read More...]
An 87-year-old woman, Mrs Olapeju Fasonu, was on Sunday night abducted by gunmen in her residence at Araromi-Obu in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State. The abducted woman is the mother of a former Commissioner for Agriculture in the state, Chief Bunmi Fasonu. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the incident occurred at... [Read More...]
Public sector workers in Ebonyi, under the aegis of Trade Union Congress, on Monday resumed work after its three-day warning strike declared on Jan.21. The Chairman of the union in the state, Mr Ikechukwu Nwafor, told newsmen in Abakaliki that the suspension of the strike was in compliance with extant labour laws. He said the... [Read More...]
The National Weather Service, which isn’t prone to exaggeration, is using terms like “life-threatening” and “historic” to describe the weather system taking aim at the US Northeast. The first big storm of the year may drop up to 3 feet of snow on Boston and New York before it ends Tuesday, with freezing rain and... [Read More...]
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, President Goodluck Jonathan, arrived Metropolitan Square, Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, about 12.25pm on Monday for his presidential campaign. He received rousing welcome from a mammoth crowd at the venue. Details later. . .
At least nine people, including seven soldiers, have been killed in fighting in east Ukraine over the past 24 hours as separatist rebels continued to push their offensive, officials said Monday. “As a result of shelling, Ukraine has lost seven soldiers while 24 were injured,” army spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said. The governor of the separatist... [Read More...]
Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, on Monday expressed sadness over Sunday’s attempted attack on Maiduguri by suspected insurgents. Shettima said in a statement in Maiduguri that the residents of the state should remain calm and reassured them that security forces were making frantic efforts to safeguard lives and property. The statement commended the gallantry of... [Read More...]
EIGHT persons have died and 61 others hospitalised over an outbreak of cholera in Namu village in the Qua’pan Local Council of Plateau State. Namu hosts people who were displaced during the violent crisis in the Obi Local Council of Nasarawa State.Plateau State Epidemiologist, Dr. Raymond Yuryit, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Sunday in Namu: “Yes, there has been an outbreak of cholera in Namu village; eight people have been killed while 61 others have been hospitalised.’’Yuryit spoke when he received Alhaji Alhassan Barde, the Executive Secretary of the Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), who had gone to assess the situation.He said that those hospitalised had b…
A SUICIDE bomber blew up a truck packed with explosives at an army checkpoint in Syria's central city of Hama Sunday, killing at least 31 people, a monitoring group said."At least 31 people, including regime troops, were killed when a man detonated a truck laden with explosives at a checkpoint near an agricultural vehicles company on the road linking Hama to Salamiyeh," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.The Britain-based watchdog said the death toll was likely to rise, as "there are dozens of wounded, some of them in critical condition".State news agency SANA reported that the blast left 30 dead and injured dozens.Quoting an unnamed official, SANA said "a terrorist bomber blew…
The Central African Republic (CAR) transitional government has said negotiations with kidnappers were in progress for the release of the country’s Youth and Sports Minister, Armel Sayo, who was kidnapped on Sunday by unidentified militants. Nicaise Karnou, CAR Public Security Minister, said on Monday in Yaounde, that the kidnappers were suspected to be Christian militant...The post Negotiations Ongoing Over Release Of Kidnapped Minister In CAR – Official appeared first on Nigerian News from Leadership News.
Algeria on Monday condemned the “cowardly’’ murder of Japanese national, Haruna Yukawa by Islamic State (IS) in Iraq. Abdelaziz Cherif, Foreign Ministry spokesman said in Algiers. IS released a video showing Haruna Yukawa’s assassination once the 72-hour 200 million dollars ransom deadline set for the Japanese government expired on Friday. “Algeria staunchly condemns the dastardly...The post Algeria Condemns Murder Of Japanese Hostage In Iraq appeared first on Nigerian News from Leadership News.
Development Charity Honey Care Africa, has said a harvest of honey from the equatorial forests of South Sudan will help boost the country’s economy through the pollination of bees. Madison Ayer, Head of Development Charity Honey Care Africa, told newsmen in Juba. According to Ayer, spring production over the coming weeks is expected to deliver...The post South Sudan Finds Hope In Honey appeared first on Nigerian News from Leadership News.
Zambia‘s newly-elected President Edgar Lungu on Monday in Lusaka, appointed Inonge Wina as the country’s first female Vice President. Lungu said the new Zambian vice-president was a unifying person in the governing party who stood with Lungu when the party was divided into factions following the death of President Michael Sata last October. “She stood...The post Zambian Gets First Woman VP | President Edgar Lungu appeared first on Nigerian News from Leadership News.
An 87-year-old woman, Mrs Olapeju Fasonu, was on Sunday night abducted by gunmen in her residence at Araromi-Obu in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State. The abducted woman is the mother of a former Commissioner for Agriculture in the state, Chief Bunmi Fasonu. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident occurred...The post Gunmen Abduct Octogenarian In Ondo State appeared first on Nigerian News from Leadership News.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday said it would institute a legal process against the National Communications Commission (NCC) to challenge the shutdown of some of its fund raising platforms. This was disclosed in Abuja by Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State during a meeting of the Fund Raising Directorate of the APC Presidential...The post APC Threatens Court Action Against NCC Over Fund Raising appeared first on Nigerian News from Leadership News.
There was pandemonium at Iju community in Akure North Local Government Area, Ondo State, over the death of two young girls who were allegedly killed by some suspected ritualists at the weekend. The community had since been thrown into mourning following the mysterious death of the young girls, Oyinkansola Owoeye and Folasade Bello, aged 12,...The post RITUAL KILLING: 2 Teenagers Killed In Ondo appeared first on Nigerian News from Leadership News.
A businessman believed to be an Igbo textile merchant was weekend confirmed shot by armed bandits at the popular ultra modern Swali Market in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, dispossessing him of N.7million. The attack, according to the leadership of the market, signposts the worrisome rise in cases of armed attacks on customers...The post ROBBERY: Robbers Attack Textile Bizman, Steal N.7m appeared first on Nigerian News from Leadership News.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged the PDP to tell Nigerians how it plans to move from the near zero governance of the past six years of the Jonathan Administration to good and purposeful governance, instead of engaging in perpetual and tiring mudslinging. The party stated this in a statement issued in Lagos yesterday...The post APC To PDP: Enough Of Mudslinging, Let’s Dwell On Issues appeared first on Nigerian News from Leadership News.
Two youths from the Obunagha Community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State yesterday jumped into a river and drowned while attempting to evade arrest over illegal smoking of cannabis, popularly known as India Hemp. While the corpse of one of the youths, identified as 32-year-old Meipor Ebinimias, a native of Obunagha and father...The post HEMP SMOKING: 2 Drown In Escape Attempt appeared first on Nigerian News from Leadership News.