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GRANDMA AND THE ATTORNEY

GRANDMA IN COURT





Lawyers should never ask a Mississippi grandma a question if they



aren't prepared for the answer. In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grand motherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know me?"







She responded, "Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I've known you since you were a young boy, and frankly, you've been a big disappointment to… Continue

Added by michael ojugbo on July 3, 2009 at 2:09pm — 1 Comment

Politics and Climate change by Robert Dundon

MARK Twain once remarked "Everyone complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." Now it is becoming apparent to scientists that despite the fact that we can do little about the weather next month, we are doing things that will determine the global climate at the end of this century. Burning oil, gas and coal puts a burden of exhaust into the world's atmosphere.

These exhaust gases will eventually be absorbed into oceans and forests, but not before they cause a slow,… Continue

Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on July 3, 2009 at 10:48am — 1 Comment

BYE BYE NEPA ? From Shell to Gazprom as Russia Invests heavily in Nigeria’s Energy Industry

From a poll carried out on 9jabook "If corruption was the Number One problem in Nigeria what is number Two ?"

As of today out of 441votes electricity took 217 votes roughly 49percent !



9jabook :"We are hoping such a move would be well represented on the Nigerian power scene and if Yaradua can swing this into an Oil/ Gas for Power Exchange solution then maybe we have seen the end of NEPA. Just what MTN did to Nitel and the revamping of Telecoms maybe this will be the saviour of… Continue

Added by 9jabook.com on July 3, 2009 at 9:37am — 22 Comments

Reviving the Fortunes of Edo State

Reviving the Fortunes of Edo State

A PAPER PRESENTED AT THE:

EDO GLOBAL ORGANIZATION

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2009

Turin, Italy 19TH TO 21ST JUNE 2009

BY

Philip Orumwense (MCIPS)

(Philip_orumwense@ hotmail.com)

Abstract:

Reviving the Fortun es of Edo State is as topical today as it was some 6 years ago when Professor Iro Eweka whilst presenting a paper at a conference on ‘THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF EDO STATE’ (October 4, 2003) said that “The questions we… Continue

Added by Philip Orumwense on July 2, 2009 at 9:29pm — 1 Comment

Nollywood loses half of film profits to piracy, say producers

LONDON, England (CNN) — Nigeria’s huge film industry, Nollywood, may have overtaken Hollywood as the world’s second largest producer of films, but piracy is threatening to cut off the industry in its prime.



Nollywood insiders estimate that up to 50 percent of the industry’s profits are currently being lost to Nigeria’s endemic piracy and corruption problems.



“Piracy has dealt a big blow to the industry,” Emmanuel Isikaku, a Nollywood producer of 13 years and president of… Continue

Added by NollywoodMohits on July 2, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Six die after Amala meal

SIX people, members of the same family, were yesterday confirmed dead in Nimgurumi town in the Baruten Local Council of Kwara State after taking cassava flour suspected to have been poisoned.









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Four others are receiving medical attention at a private hospital in the town as a result of the incident.



The development occurred as women and… Continue

Added by 9jabook.com on July 2, 2009 at 9:02am — 1 Comment

ACTOR VAN VICKER COLLAPSES ON SET

In the first week of June, Ghanaian star Van Vicker collapsed on the set of Award-winning director Afam Okereke while shooting the movie entitled “Get Rich”. In the last scene of the movie, the actor was totally unable to perform a stunt driving a car.



The handsome actor, whose popularity has dramatically soared in the past months, is very much in demand and he has been involved in numerous projects. Exhaustion is reportedly the main cause for his health… Continue

Added by NollywoodMohits on July 2, 2009 at 1:53am — 24 Comments

Amnesty For Niger-Deltan Militants,We all Need Amnesty...

The News is not complete without a mention of the Federal Governments Amnesty to the Niger-Deltan Militants..Day in,Day out we are fed with juicy news from that Region..The Niger-Deltan Region has been in the spotlight of late with not too pleasnt news ..Bombing of Oil Pipelines,Kidnapping of Expatriates and Nigerians alike etc...The Recent one was the Invasion of some communities by the Army under a spcial unit called JTF(Joint Military Taskforce)They left behind their regular… Continue

Added by STEPHEN E.AKPOJARO on July 1, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Tell me

If JESUS ask u to call one person back to LIFE..who would u call.. MICHAEL JACKSON, PASTOR BIMBO ODUKOYA, BISHOP IDAHOSA, ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHN.F.KENNEDY GBOGBO AMERICA, NOTORIOUS B.I.G GBOGBO BROKNLY NY, TUPAC GBOGBO CALIFORNIA, ALIYAH, STELLA OBASANJO GBOGBO 16 MILLIONS DOLLARS, PRINCESS DIANA, MARTIN LURTHER KING, FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI, M.K.O ABIOLA or BOB MARLEY,ERUIKU ABACHA,........

Added by Akpujiha kelvin enahoro on July 1, 2009 at 11:31am — 2 Comments

Politically Motivated Kidnappings And Hostage-Takings: The New Challenge Before Mike Okiro And His Men.

Having successfully checked Organized Bank Robberies and achieved appreciable level of success in reduction of criminal activities in Nigeria , Mike Okiro led police, is being confronted by a new wave of politically motivated kidnapping and hostage taking, with serious threat of making nonsense of 2011 general elections? This scenario generally demands that Okiro-led police must go to the drawing board, with their thinking cap on, to fashion out an all embracing intellectual approach to… Continue

Added by oluyinka olusile on July 1, 2009 at 9:49am — No Comments

Revealed: How Airport Workers @ MMIA Aid Drug Smugglers

THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two more members of a drugs cartel that operates at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. This brings to five the number of such detainees.



Three members of the gang were arrested on May 1, 2009 at the point of trying to smuggle two bags of cannabis (Indian hemp) at night through the conveyor belt. Chairman of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade, disclosed this yesterday while laying the agency's strategies to the… Continue

Added by oluyinka olusile on July 1, 2009 at 9:46am — No Comments

Ogun G15 lawmakers in blood oath scandal. Storm Ijebu-Igbo shrine, Pledge first child

THE crisis in Ogun State involving G 15 members of the House of Assembly was triggered by a blood oath taken at a shrine in Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu North Local Government, last year, the Nigerian Compass learnt last night.



The members took the oath to ensure a united front against Governor Gbenga Daniel.







The oath was sponsored by some politicians including the father of a prominent politician in Abuja, a Senator, a former South-West governor, a former minister and… Continue

Added by oluyinka olusile on July 1, 2009 at 9:41am — 1 Comment

TB JOSHUA PREDICTED THE DEATH OF MICHAEL JACKSON says musician TEEMAC Omatshola asked Marlon Jackson to bring him to Ejigbo

The prophetic reputation of Pastor TB Joshua attained new heights with the recent revelation that he foretold the sudden death of the iconic pop legend, Michael Jackson…



Shock and sympathy are still reverberating around the world since the news broke on Thursday 25th June that Michael Jackson, the undisputed ‘King Of Pop’ had died suddenly after collapsing in his L.A apartment. However, his death had been foretold months earlier by a popular Nigerian Prophet, TB… Continue

Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on July 1, 2009 at 9:13am — 46 Comments

Govs, minister, others shut out and denied entry at London reception for VP Jonathan

IN what could be described as an embarrassment to their personality, the Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, Dr. Abba Sayyadi Ruma, Niger State Governor, Dr. Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu and the Publisher of Champion Newspapers, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu were among guests who were refused entry on Friday night into the official residence (a.k.a Abuja House) of the Nigerian High Commissioner, Dr. Dalhatu Tafida, in London for a dinner held in honour of the Vice President Goodluck… Continue

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Enugu : Boy kidnaps self • Demands N1.5m

The police in Enugu yesterday paraded 22 suspected criminals among whom was a boy who allegedly falsely declared himself to have been kidnapped in order to extort money from his parents.





Hundreds of on-lookers rushed to the police officers mess Enugu where the suspects were paraded to catch a glimpse of the fake kidnap victim whose name was given as suspect Obinna Mmereole.



He was said to have caused himself to disappear into hiding with the aide of two friends, he… Continue

Added by Choochoo Sports Book on July 1, 2009 at 8:30am — 27 Comments

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