A weak currency and a steady decline in foreign reserves are hitting international students from Nigeria. Parents are finding it increasingly difficult to remit money to their children studying abroad, some students are considering continuing their studies at home, and many parents are shelving plans to send their offspring to foreign universities. But universities in Nigeria will be hard-pressed to accommodate those who do return.
Commercial banks have received fewer applications… Continue
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By Richard Akinjide
I will score the Yar'Adua administration with a pass. I will not say it has done extra-ordinarily well, nor would I say it has failed.
He has just done half of his first term, halving regards to what he met on the ground you cannot say he has not tried his best. The President has started to make some efforts. The electoral reform by the panel chaired by former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mohammed Uwais, has produced a very important document. What is left… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on May 30, 2009 at 10:12am —
THE death toll on the tragedy that befell Port Harcourt when a Manchester United fan, Daniel Chibuzor, rammed into celebrating Barcelona fans after the Spanish club's 2-0 victory in the UEFA Champions League has risen to six.
Four of the fans died instantly in the incident that occurred in Ogbo, a Port Harcourt suburb, on Wednesday. The Guardian learnt yesterday that two more of the fans, who were receiving treatment as a result of the injuries they sustained from the… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on May 30, 2009 at 9:58am —
A group of armed supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Techiman, a town in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana on May 28, 2009 besieged the premises of privately-owned Classic FM physically attacked three persons and vandalised the station.
A group of armed supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Techiman, a town in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana on May 28, 2009
besieged the premises of privately-owned Classic FM physically… Continue
Added by Charles Attah AccraNews on May 30, 2009 at 9:39am —
She may not have made it to the semi-finals of the 2009 National Spelling Bee at the Grand Hyatt Washington, but with a total score of nineteen (19) points, Ghana’s Nana Adjoa Baiden-Amissah was among the best performers on the night of the preliminary rounds.
13-year old Kavya Shivashankar, sponsored by ‘The Olathe News’ and from the California Trail Junior High School emerged the 82nd Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion, spelling the championship word ‘laodicean’ which… Continue
Added by Charles Attah AccraNews on May 30, 2009 at 9:37am —
A policeman in uniform and wielding an AK47 rifle was caught in the web of ’sakawa’ last Wednesday, when he and two civilians were arrested for allegedly defrauding a Namibian of $7,900.
The policeman and his civilian accomplices were in the process of collecting another $29,000 from the victim to be used to pay taxes on a so-called $30-million facility which they claimed he could access after the payment of the “taxes”, when the police arrested them.
The three suspects… Continue
Added by Charles Attah AccraNews on May 30, 2009 at 9:34am —
Yar’Adua supporters attack Barack Obama for planned meeting coup plotters in Ghana
The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said the United States
government and its embassy in 9geria of conspiracy and plotting with opposition groups to destabilise the country.
Specifically, the party said that part of the plot is for the US Embassy to organise a meeting between the pro-democracy groups in 9geria and President Barack Obama in Ghana, where the… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com on May 30, 2009 at 9:30am —
Armed policemen and men of the Kick Against Indiscipline squad, under the auspices of Lagos State Special Task Force (Environmental Unit) on Wednesday raided the Computer Village, Ikeja, and arrested traders selling on the streets.
The task force also impounded the traders' goods and took them to their office at Alausa.
Our correspondent learnt that as at 3p.m. on Wednesday, the task force members were still patrolling every part of the market to ensure… Continue
Added by Choochoo Sports Book on May 29, 2009 at 3:14am —
A female bank manager with a new generation bank in Onitsha (names withheld) has committed suicide following her alleged involvement in the defrauding of her bank of over N30 million.
Sources close to the bank told Daily Champion that the lady who was said to be in her late 40s was until her death, the operations manager of the bank in Onitsha. She allegedly removed the money from the bank’s vault about a fortnight ago.
But the fraud was… Continue
Added by Choochoo Sports Book on May 29, 2009 at 3:10am —
A Manchester United fan in 9geria has allegedly killed four people when he drove into a crowd of Barcelona supporters after his team's Champions League defeat.
Police said the crowd in the town of Ogbo were celebrating Barcelona's victory when the minibus drove into them.
A police spokeswoman said ten people were injured and the driver was arrested.
She said: "The driver had passed the crowd then made a U-turn and ran into them."
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Published on: Friday, 29 May 2009
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STATE OF THE Ni.ge.r.iaN NATION
London Metropolitan University
Holloway Road London N7 8HN
Prof Wole Soyinka
Mallam Nuhru Ribadu
Barrister Femi Falana
Prof Sola Adeyeye
Sister Affiong… Continue
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IN line with the vision to improve the transport system in Lagos State, Governor Babatunde Fashola has commissioned 1,255 modern taxi cabs for the second phase of his administration' s Modern Taxi Scheme.
Commissioning the cabs yesterday at the State House, Alausa, Ikeja, Fashola noted that the feat, which was in partnership with the private sector, is the actualisation of one of the many campaign promises made by him during his pre-governorship election campaign to boost employment and… Continue
Added by Egbes Ogbeide on May 28, 2009 at 9:20am —
Nollywood actor Segun Arinze on Monday sought leave of an Ikeja High Court, Lagos, to dissolve his 13-year-old marriage to Annette Aina-Padonou.
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The marriage is blessed with a 12-year-old daughter.
Arinze told Justice Sybil Nwaka that the marriage had broken down irreparably and irreconcilably, after the couple had stayed apart for 11 years, since May 29, 1998.
He said he was seeking the leave of the court to… Continue
Added by NollywoodMohits on May 28, 2009 at 8:52am —
Tragedy struck Naija football on Tuesday morning when Warri Wolves first-choice goalkeeper, Adun Orobosa, slumped and died during a training session at the Oleh Township Stadium in Delta State.
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Spokesman of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) club, Azuka Chiemeka, confirmed the death too our correspondent on Tuesday afternoon in a telephone interview.
Chiemeka disclosed that the goalkeeper was one of the three players that was attacked by… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on May 28, 2009 at 8:22am —
Yenagoa —The Ijaw in Washington DC the United States capital are planning to stage a demonstration march to the White House in protest against what they described as the ongoing genocide being unleashed on Ijaw communities by the JTF.
The essence of the demonstration it was learnt is to draw global attention to the intractable and ever-intensifying crisis and genocide in the oil-rich Niger Delta region.
Several Ijaw communities in the Gbaramatu Kingdom in the Warri South… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on May 28, 2009 at 8:21am —
I always knew it would happen; that the bubble of delusion would burst. But I never imagined that it would happen in such dramatic fashion and right on our doorstep.
But then, when you refuse to face reality, reality, like the mountain, will come face to face with you; when you prefer to engage in hallucinatory delusion, the chances are always that someone who is less inclined to massage your ego will shiver your timber. That is precisely what happed at the recent African Movie… Continue
Added by NollywoodMohits on May 27, 2009 at 6:27pm —
Launching the childrens social network at http://9jakids.ning.com !
Tell your kids Tell your nieces,nephews,cousins etc !
"I would Die for my child ! " Screamed a woman at the Bus Stop ! i listened, intially thinking she was mad but as my bus drove off i understood that statement and I agreed.It is one of those unconditional Statements.Not yet a mother but already I understand the selflessness my own mother showers upon me even at her old age and i know the privelege of… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com webmadam on May 27, 2009 at 2:00pm —
When some moviemakers used her father's hotel in Ibadan as a location in 1998, little did many realise that Olaide Bakare
was catching a glimpse of life vocation as she inquisitively followed actions of the actors and their directors. Mistakenly considered the daughter of veteran actor, Olumide Bakare, Olaide got hooked on the thrills of the make-believe world and decided to cut her teeth in the entertainment industry.
That one chance encounter with film making by the… Continue
Added by NollywoodMohits on May 27, 2009 at 1:00pm —
The Federal Government said yesterday that the protracted conflict in the troubled Niger Delta region is the handiwork of some aggrieved repatriated Nigerians, in concert with militants.
Speaking at a one-day national sensitisation workshop on issues relating to internal security, Minister of Interior, Maj. General Godwin Abbe (rtd), assured that the Nigerian state is however, developing new dimensions to security strategies to match its level of development.
According to… Continue
Added by Egbes Ogbeide on May 27, 2009 at 10:29am —