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 —
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 —
Fears over safety bridge
THE woman, Mrs. Anu Jegede, had a baby strapped to her back while a toddler of about three or four clutched her right hand.
They were returning from Anthony Village and had to cross the Oshodi pedestrian bridge to get to their Afariogun Street home.
But, mother and kid had stood at the foot of the bridge the last 25 minutes or more waiting.
When The Guardian on Thursday enquired from her why she would not… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on May 26, 2009 at 9:59am —
"OL'boy, are you watching CNN now?"
"No. I dey Tarmac dey chop life"
"What are you chopping?"
"Peppersoup. Correct isi ewu and nkwobi"
"Be careful. You may be taking a typhoid concoction."
"No. Oh. This one cures malaria. It is specially prepared. And the thing sweet no be small. Leave me make I chop the life of my head."
"Look, that's not why I called. I think you should go and watch CNN right now. It is a sad day for Nigeria. In fact every Nigerian must hide his… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on May 22, 2009 at 6:35pm —
By Eugene Agha, 05.22.2009
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) were yesterday morning attacked by suspected drug barons in Abbi town, Kwale Local Government Area of Delta State, during an official assignment.
The attack left two of the officers dead, while three others sustained varying degree of bullet wounds and were hospitalised. Four of the officers that were abducted have also been released.
The officers were said to have been ambushed by drug… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on May 22, 2009 at 6:29pm —
I DONT GET IT ! DASH THEM 10Milion DOLLARS FOR WHAT ?
Sao tome with a population of about 150,000 roughly the population of Ikeja or Egbeda.
President Umaru Yar’Adua on Thursday defended the decision of his administration to grant a request for a $10m soft loan by the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, saying that it was to assist the government of that country address pressing socio-economic challenges.
In a letter to the House of… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on May 22, 2009 at 6:00pm —
We expected Danny The Boss Springsteen Gokey or Adam rock King Lambert. But charlie na kris allen ! !
Whoa. So it's really true: Kris Allen is the new American Idol.
Really. Seriously? This is the biggest upset—well, ever, in the show's eight seasons. Even more than when Chris Daughtry was voted out or when Ruben Studdard beat Clay Aiken. It wasn't just that Adam was pimped out by the judges more than any Idol contestant this season—Paula practically… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on May 21, 2009 at 8:30am —
The police in Lagos have arrested a houseboy, Israel Adewale, for allegedly providing information and facilitating the entrance of criminals who robbed his master and battered his daughter.
Adewale, who was rescued from remand home by his boss, Emuze Phillip, with the belief that he could be rehabilitated, was arrested with two other suspects, John Patrick and Dapo Sodiq.
It was gathered that three robbery suspects raided Emmanuel Osakwe Street, Egbeda residence of Phillip… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on May 20, 2009 at 7:18am —
WARRI — TWENTY-FIVE persons — six children whose ages range between two and seven; 11 septuagenarians, six women and two other villagers were said to have been killed yesterday when Kurutie community came under fresh aerial attacks by the Joint Task Force (JTF) on the Niger-Delta.
Over 65 persons had earlier been killed and more than 100 injured since the JTF began its offensive against militants last weekend.
However, the Defence Headquarters, while explaining… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on May 20, 2009 at 7:10am —
PROMINENT Ijaw elders and youth leaders in Warri went into hiding on Monday as soldiers embarked on the arrest of some known Ijaw youths that had links with known militants in the state.
The fully armed soldiers were sighted at a five-star hotel in Effurun, in search of known militants in the town and suspected commanders of Government Ekpomukpolo, the leader of the recently destroyed Camp 5 in Oporoza in Warri South-West Local Government Area of the state.
Former militant… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on May 20, 2009 at 7:07am —
By the White House
Statement by the Press Secretary on Upcoming Travel by the President. The President
is scheduled to travel to Moscow, Russia, July 6 to 8 at the invitation of President Medvedev.
The summit meeting will provide an opportunity for the United States and the Russian Federation to deepen engagement on reducing nuclear weapons, cooperating on non-proliferation, exploring ways to cooperate on missile defense, addressing mutual threats and security… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on May 17, 2009 at 6:10pm —
Robbers kill Christ Embassy pastor, newly married couple
...Pastor’s fiancée goes into coma, hospitalized
Mr. Chris Ipigbhe, a sub-pastor at one of the Christ Embassy’s satellite parish, Baruwa, at Ipaja area of Lagos, had just attended an evening service that fateful Wednesday , where he personally mounted the pulpit to preach.
He never had the premonition that it was going to be his last sermon, as he was later shot dead by some dare-devil robbers shortly… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on May 17, 2009 at 11:26am —
A first time visitor to Lagos cannot but be overwhelmed or lose sight of the new air of physical developmental initiatives pervading this megalopolis. Entering through northern tip of Ogun state, the weather begins to shine brighter as soon as you see the sign: "welcome to Lagos." From there, you begin to see signs of massive road expansion; from there you begin to notice the deliberate beautification exercise that has begun to give the city an alluring face-lift. From there you begin to see… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on May 13, 2009 at 9:16am —
Tuesday, 3rd March 2009
Wait…I’ve seen this one before. Yeah, it was on my old blog before I let my blog die. Oh yeah, I let it die again btw, but whatcha gonna do?
As this is an old post, I may or may not agree with everything I said back in ‘08.
So anyway here is a vintage post:
At first glance you would assume this post is going to be geared towards hardened Google spammers and the general “blackhat” community. Whilst it is true… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on May 13, 2009 at 4:56am —
AN American businessman, Mr. Brandon Benson, has narrated in graphic details how a Nigerian fraudster, Engr. Taiye Ogboyomi, allegedly obtained $1million from him under false pretence.
The American who is the president of Pipeline North Energy Inc, USA was brought into the country by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to testify in a case of Advance Fee Fraud brought against the suspect before Justice G.K Olotu of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, Rivers… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on May 11, 2009 at 7:58am —
There is no better time to liberate our country than the year 2011. By then, Nigeria would have been 51 years old as an independent nation. We would have wasted a total of 50 long years trying to build a solid foundation for democracy, good governance and accountability. We would have endured incompetent, kleptomaniac, insensitive, wasteful rulers, for those number of years. 50 years in the life of a people cannot be a joke. As Chief Moshood Abiola once noted at the launch of Dream-maker by May… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on May 11, 2009 at 7:54am —
There was a major security shake-up yesterday in Edo State, following alleged assassination attempt on Governor Adams Oshiomhole
, by unidentified persons reportedly working in collaboration with some security men attached to his office.
9jabook sources gathered from a security source that the incident which happened on Wednesday, led to the immediate redeployment of some security chiefs attached to the governor and his wife, Clara.
Those relieved of their duties… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on May 9, 2009 at 10:21am —
Norwegian referee Tom Ovrebo
was Thursday smuggled out of Britain by police who feared for his safety because of his role in Chelsea‘s exit from the Champions League at the hands of Barcelona.
Ovrebo turned down four strong penalty appeals by Chelsea, who lost the semi-final on the away goals rule after Andres Iniesta scored in the 93rd minute of the second leg to level the scores at 1-1 on the night and on aggregate.
At the end of the game, Ovrebo was confronted by a… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on May 8, 2009 at 2:30pm —