Abubakar Umar, a lawyer and special assistant to Ahmeed Al Mustapha, registrar of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) was found brutally assassinated yesterday in Abuja. Abubakar was trailed by unknown assailants after he left work last night, abducted, shot to death, and set ablaze. His badly burnt body was found near Utako Market in the opposite direction of his residence in Maitama.
Already, the Nigerian police has been quick to claim that Mr. Umar died in auto accident, saying… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on November 13, 2009 at 5:22pm —
Nigeria’s bane is absence of strong institutions
I have always said that Nigeria needs strong institutions. But we must come together first as a country to have strong institutions that will make us produce a system that can work. As long as we don’t have strong institutions, we cannot produce a system that will work.
Hardware and software democracy
The first three institutions that I will like strengthened are the police, INEC (Independent National… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on October 26, 2009 at 8:44am —
Few Nigerian politicians can match his guts. Since he etched his footprints on the country’s political firmament, immediate past Abia State Governor, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, has been known to walk even where angels fear to tread. To some he is a maverick. Yet others see him as an enigma. From a humble and lowly background, he rose to the pinnacle of a vast business empire before venturing into… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on October 26, 2009 at 8:30am —
Osun House bans smoking in public places
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
OSUN State House of Assembly has passed a bill prohibiting smoking in public places into law.
While passing the bill into law, the Speaker, Honourable Adejare Bello, appealed to the media to assist in promoting healthy living by sensitising the public to the dangers in tobacco smoking.
Honourable Bello said though smoking was a matter of choice, but the government must be… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on October 22, 2009 at 7:24am —
The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday in Abuja approved the issuance of provisional licences for the establishment of seven new private universities in the country. Nigeria currently has 96 universities, comprising 27 federal, 35 state and 34 private universities.
The seven private universities are Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa, Edo State; Paul University, Awka, Anambra State; Rhema University, Obeama-Asa, Rivers State; Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun State; Afe… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on October 22, 2009 at 7:07am —
The 2008 Batch C National Youth Service Corps members ended their one-year compulsory national service with passing-out parades (POP) held in all the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday.
In Lagos, the event was held at the parade ground at the Ikeja Cantonment. According to the state coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Ladipo Laniyan, this batch of corps members, who started their service on November 4, 2008 was made… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on October 21, 2009 at 8:37am —
The Ogun State police command at the weekend charged a 27-year-old man, Okwaja Joseph Ochibo, to court in Abeokuta for allegedly duping his victim of N50,000 after he claimed to be part of a hired killer gang.
The suspect, who is now facing arraignment at the Isabo High Court in Abeokuta was a former employee of the victim, according to the command’s Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, .
Mr. Ochibo was alleged to have demanded for the sum of N100, 000, via… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on October 13, 2009 at 7:13am —
Is it how you treat your house help that they behave to you ?
Do you Treat your househelp well ?
Ijeoma Ugwumba’s euphoric mood over the date she had just had was shattered when she waltzed into her Lekki apartment one sultry Sunday evening. “I saw a note from my househelp, Oluchi (Muoghalu), saying that she had left,” said the mid-level federal civil servant.
“Her (mobile phone) number was not going, I called her parents (in Anambara State) and they said… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on October 13, 2009 at 7:10am —
Highlight: As The Age reports today, federal police are investigating whether Securency bribed Nigerian officials to win a bank-note contract. The probe centres on a series of multi-million-dollar payments made by the company into an offshore tax haven account of two
UK-based businessmen, Benoy Berry and Mike Harding, who boast high-level political connections in Britain and Africa. The men were paid to help Securency win a 2006 contract from the Central Bank of Nigeria to print its… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on October 6, 2009 at 8:40am —
Mr. President of the General Assembly,Mr. Secretary-General of the United Nations,Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations,
Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Prime Ministers, Deputy Prime Ministers, Foreign Ministers, My Royal Highnesses, Heads of Governments, Heads of Observer Missions to the United Nations, Permanent Representatives to the United Nations, First Ladies, Excellencies, My Lords Spiritual and Temporary, United Nations Employees, Distinguished Ladies and… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on September 29, 2009 at 12:44pm —
Nigerian President, Umaru Yar’Adua, is returning to Saudi Arabia, the second time in about two months, sources at the presidency said on Monday. Consequently, he might not be present at this year’s United Nations General Assembly, which is currently on in New York, where more than 150 world leaders will be in attendance.
Again, Nigeria might just miss out on another opportunity to lobby for a permanent seat at the UN. African leaders are also expected to meet with the… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on September 23, 2009 at 7:45am —
Everton stalwart Joseph Yobo has told Goal.com that he plans to sue some Nigerian newspapers over a story that suggested he went nightclubbing to celebrate his birthday only hours after Nigeria failed to beat Tunisia in a crunch World Cup qualifying match in Abuja.
Yobo has dismissed the rumour, insisting it is "callous gossip from the pit of hell".
Reports in a section of the local media suggested that the Eagles' vice captain hosted a party, while… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on September 12, 2009 at 7:13pm —
Gani rejected my advice to accept national honour from Yar'Adua -former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Muhammed Uwais • He handled more than 5,000 cases free of charge - Aondoakaa
A former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Muhammed Uwais, has disclosed that the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi rejected his advice on the national honour, which Gani was nominated for in 2008.
Justice Uwais, while speaking with newsmen, on Wednesday afternoon, at the Ikeja home… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on September 11, 2009 at 3:22pm —
If you listen to a group of attractive, single
women talking alone over dinner or drinks, the
topic will always turn to MEN.
And in most cases, it will eventually turn into
a RANT session about how hard it is to find good
men to date...
Which will lead to a FULL-ON RAG SESSION about
men in general...
...And wind up with a detailed list of all the
traits guys have that are ANNOYING AS HELL.
The reality is… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on September 7, 2009 at 11:12am —
The last is yet to be heard about the predicaments of the sacked renowned provincial Pastor, Ituah Ighodalo of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Christ's Church Parish in Gbagada, Lagos. He was recently expelled by the General Overseer Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye on account of ‘‘adultery’’ perpetuated by him, which was said to be in contrary to the church doctrine and ultimately biblical provisions.
Such act expressly contravened what was contained in the Holy… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on September 6, 2009 at 9:30pm —
The former Chief Execu-tive Officer of Oceanic International Bank Plc, Mrs. Cecilia Ibru, collapsed yesterday in court after battling mosquitoes in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commis-sion (EFCC) where she spent last weekend.
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on September 2, 2009 at 9:32am —
FULL LIST !
ANalysis by Oluwafolabomi on Aug 19 2009
I would like to note a few interesting facts
1. Access Bank
managing and deputy managing director are owing N16 Billion in a personal capacity while hounding Femi Otedola who owes through a company...pot calling the kettle black.
2. Fola Adeola
, founder of Fate Foundation, and a shareholder in… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on August 19, 2009 at 9:00am —
He might as well as laid in front of his grave !
God Help Us !
On Thursday, an unidentified man was found dead along Obalende Road, Lagos Island. He was there since 10 am the previous day breathing erratically, but no help came for him as he was in rags and believed to be insane.
Obalende is known for heavy traffic of people and vehicles. Barely 10 metres from him were two police officers directing traffic. When asked why the man was left unattended, a female officer, who… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on August 15, 2009 at 10:53am —
The Inspector General of Police, Ogbonna Onovo has demanded for extra powers for the force to contain violence at the venues of future elections in the country.
Speaking at the public hearing on "A bill for an Act to further amend the Police Act 1967," Mr. Onovo specifically asked that the police should be empowered to shoot any persons who perpetrate violence through the use of gun at polling stations.
The hearing was organised by a subcommittee of the House of… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on August 13, 2009 at 9:23am —
Thou shalt not commit adultery ! Whether this ia hoax or not there are varying views to the veracity of this gist so for now we are not publishng these photos
Please View With Extreme Caution NUDITY !
another version of the story
What you are seeing is disgusting. Both are Zain Uganda staff and are married to different people.The man's name is Basilio Sadindi and he is currently the Operations Director of Zain Uganda.… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on August 7, 2009 at 3:00pm —