World number one golfer Tiger Woods was seriously injured in a car accident on Friday, a Florida newspaper reported.
The Orlando Sentinel, citing the Florida Highway Patrol, said Woods' car struck a fire hydrant and a tree in Florida's Isleworth community, near Orlando.
Woods, 33, was transported to a hospital in Ocoee in serious condition, the newspaper said, citing the FHP.
Woods is one of the world's richest athletes, a leading force in sports… Continue
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DO Nigerians deserve the kind of leaders they have? Can Nigerian leaders offer the kind of leadership that will lift the country from the shackles of corruption? Can Nigerians develop the culture that abhors corruption? Can Nigerian leaders toe the path that has transformed a poor nation like Malaysia into an Asian Tiger?
These are some of the questions that agitated many minds yesterday at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs… Continue
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Glo to launch broadband access service
A brand new revolution is in the offing in the Nigerian telecommunications industry as Globacom is now set to launch its Glo Broad Access service, which offers the convergence of advanced voice, advanced data and advanced video on one single wired line.
With the introduction of this new service, Glo will be bringing Nigeria closer to the advanced nations that have long enjoyed the… Continue
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By Felix Onuah
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua will travel to Saudi Arabia on Monday for medical checks, his office said.
"President Umaru Yar'Adua will leave Abuja today for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. While there, the president will call on his personal physicians in Jeddah for follow-up medical checks," presidency spokesman Olusegun Adeniyi said in a statement.
Yar'Adua has travelled to Saudi Arabia in the past for treatment for… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com on November 23, 2009 at 8:30pm —
If Mrs. Ekwunife L. Akabogu failed in her duties as a Priority Sales Support Officer for Skye Bank Plc, it was not for lack of effort. But if anything, she indeed succeeded in her new found role of hell-raiser with a sexual harassment and exploitation lawsuit
against her former employers that have been giving the management of Skye Bank Plc white nights, as they grapple with damage control over what now seems to be a public relations disaster for the bank.
Love or hate… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com on November 23, 2009 at 7:46am —
FG begins payment of N65,000 monthly allowance to ex-militants
By Jimitota Onoyume, with Agency reports
A cross section of Niger Delta Militants who embraced amnesty and surrendered their weapons in Arogbo town
Each repentant militant is entitled to an allowance of N65,000 per month for the period of rehabilitation.
There are two rehabilitation camps in Rivers and Delta States.
Added by 9jabook.com on November 21, 2009 at 6:35pm —
Professor Samuel Ejikeme Okoye, one of Africa’s top astrophysicists, died in London on Wednesday, November 18, according to a statement authorized by his family. The family did not release the cause of death.
Professor Okoye, who hailed from Amawbia in Anambra State, was born on July 26, 1939.
Professor Okoye earned a B.Sc (First Class) in Physics from the University of London and a PhD in Astrophysics at Cambridge University. He was the first black African to obtain a doctorate… Continue
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Warning some photos may not be pleasant to the eye .
Scramble for 404 meat as vehicle with 500 dogs crashes
When an articulated vehicle from the north loaded with about 500 dogs crashed at the main entrance to Calabar, residents of Ikot Effanga Mkpa gleefully helped themselves to free dog meat but the traders are still ruing the losses incurred.
Dog meat is a delicacy in Calabar. It is eaten by both sexes and is easily used to woo a woman. But it is… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com on November 20, 2009 at 8:48am —
14 Wraps of heroin sniffed out from lady’s hair
By CHRIS ANUCHA
It is said that a woman’s beauty is her hair. But that can no longer be said of Angela Okiri, who was arrested recently at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport(MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos, over hard drug.
According to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA), she concealed fourteen wraps on her well… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com on November 19, 2009 at 10:52pm —
By Festus Owete and Ini Ekott with a brief intro by Abi John Balogun
The song "The more money we get the more problems we see ...." These lyrics must have had Nigeria on the mind of the Singer slain Biggie Smalls aka Notorious B.I.G
Now The apparently dim witted Dimeji Bankole Speaker of the Federal House of Reps and general youth disappointment to the youths of this great Nation has spearheaded this opportunity for Business as… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com on November 19, 2009 at 10:18am —
Yaradua's 7 Point Agenda Poem They said that it could not be done
They said that it could not be done, One war many left un mended
He said "Just let me try." My slate is clean See the billions i left in my state
They said, "Other men have tried and failed," Gowon Shagari IBB even Lord Lugard !
He answered, "But not I." I will give it a good turai !
They said, "It is impossible," nafisah said he, used to watch kimpossible !
Added by 9jabook.com on November 18, 2009 at 9:30am —
The Lagos State government, on Monday, demonstrated its commitment to recognise gallant and patriotic law enforcement agents by presenting the keys of a three-bedroom flat to Mrs Olubunmi Oluseyi Awe, widow of a naval officer, who was killed during an attack on the Atlas Cove Jetty. The state government also presented certificates of commendation to 16 police officers and men who have distinguished themselves in their careers.
Speaking at Lagos House, Ikeja while handing… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com on November 18, 2009 at 7:34am —
Reps to review NYSC billNational NewsNov 16, 2009
By Ola Ajayi
THE House of Representatives is set to review the bill that established the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme to make life more bearable for corps members across the country.
This was disclosed by members of the House Committee on Youth who were on inspection tour of facilities at the permanent site of the NYSC in Iseyin yesterday.
The committee which was led by Nasiru Sule Garo from Kano State,… Continue
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By Omoh Gabriel
LAGOS — Former First Lady, Mrs Maryam Babangida, yesterday said she is alive and kicking. She spoke to Vanguard on phone allaying the fears that she was dead.
She said; “I do not know that you people in Vanguard love me this much. Only God gives life and takes it. I am alive, well, I am okay. I don’t know where people got the rumour from.”
She further said: “I am surprised that some people are wishing me dead, I am still alive, I thank… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com on November 16, 2009 at 10:44pm —
Unconfirmed rumours reaching us indicate the Former First Lady is Dead.
Below is some news filtering in through the grapevine:
Maryam Babangida, Nigeria's former First Lady is dead. The fomer chairperson of the Better Life for Rural Women during her husband's years in office, had been hospitalised for ovarian cancer at the UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles.
Mrs. Babaginda's condition worsened about six… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com on November 16, 2009 at 10:00am —
By Ifeanyi Ibeh
The Golden Eaglets on Sunday failed in their quest to become the first team in the history of the FIFA U-17 World Cup to defend the trophy after losing by a lone goal to Switzerland at the National Stadium in Abuja.
The Eaglets also failed in their bid to become the first host nation in the history of the cadet tournament to win the trophy.… Continue
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After a week in the dungeon of the captors, the Nollywood ace Comedian Nkem Owoh (Osuofia) has finally regained his freedom. The family declined to make any comment whether any ransom was given to the kidnappers. But a source confirmed that a sum of N1.4 million was doled out to the kidnappers in exchange for his release.
It was further gathered that the criminal elements however, failed to release the actor‘s car until the balance of N100,000 is finally paid to them.… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com on November 15, 2009 at 4:31pm —
Vincent Ogbulafor, PDP Chairman, in NYSC scandal
As the Peoples Democratic Party continues to defend the integrity of its senior officials, a NEXT investigation shows that the party’s national chairman Vincent Ogbulafor, is facing a potential criminal liability case as the status of his National Youth Service is now being called to question. Available documentary evidence and testimonies from aides show that at the time Mr. Ogbulafor claimed he was under-going the… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com on November 15, 2009 at 4:20pm —
Kenya go hear wen ! when the green white green enter the green grass showtime ....
The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday afternoon defeated the Harambe stars of Kenya 3-2 to qualify for the South Africa 2010 World Cup.
photo courtesy of NEXT
Obafemi martins scored two goals
Thanks to our brothers in Mozambique for taking tunisia down !
to all the haters who wished nigeria would not go to the first ever world cup hosted in Africa… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com on November 14, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Five people were killed on Saturday morning in an accident involving a commuter bus at Adeniji Adele Bus Stop in Lagos Island.
According to eyewitnesses at the scene of the incident, the bus, which was bound for Obalende, was impounded by officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and the accident happened while one of the officials of LASTMA was driving the bus.
"We saw the LASTMA man driving the bus and the brake of the vehicle failed as… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com on November 14, 2009 at 4:01pm —