Monthly Archives: May 2012

Renaming Of UNILAG: Lagos Lawyer Sues President Jonathan, AGF

Police seek to end students protests at Unilag

Oluyinka Oyeniji, a Lagos-based lawyer, has dragged President Goodluck Jonathan and the Attorney-General of the Federation to court over the renaming of the University of Lagos.

The suit, FHC/L/CS/575/2012, was filed this evening at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, and it seeks the court’s interpretation of the 1967 Act establishing the University of Lagos.

Mr. Oyeniji, who is also a Masters Degree student of the University of Lagos, is requesting the court to interpret four questions: Continue reading

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Snake-Handling Pastor Dies Of Snake Bite…Thou Shalt Not Tempt Thy God!

A “serpent-handling” West Virginia (USA) pastor died after his rattlesnake bit him during a church ritual, just as the man had apparently watched a snake kill his father years before.

Pentecostal pastor Mark Wolford, 44, hosted an outdoor service at the Panther Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia Sunday, which he touted on his Facebook page prior to the event. Continue reading

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Why Oil Subsidy Is Very Popular In Nigeria – John Campbell

John Campbell

A former Ambassador of the United States to Nigeria who is also a notable critic of the Jonathan-led administration, Ambassador John Campbell has said that Oil Subsidy in Nigeria became very popular because it is the only means by which most Nigerians benefit from the country’s petroleum.

Ambassador Campbell, a Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, said at the Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday night that though Nigeria is one of the world’s larger oil producers, it is dependent on importing gasoline and other petroleum products because of a lack of refining capacity. Continue reading

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Northern Elders Storm Aso Rock Over Security, Political Issues Etc.

Adamu Ciroma

Some of the most prominent northerners stormed the seat of the federal government last night to present a list of demands to President Goodluck Jonathan.

Under the umbrella of the Northern Elders Forum, the visitors demanded implementation of recommendations of the larger assembly of northern elders that met recently to take stock of events in the country. Continue reading

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Fashola Capitulates: Lagos State Reinstates All 778 Sacked Doctors

The Lagos State Government has reinstated the all 778 medical doctors it sacked a few weeks ago.

This was made known in a statement from the state government on Thursday.

The doctors were sacked after an ultimatum given them by the state government to return to work was ignored, following a dispute over salaries.

However, Fashola has been under pressure from several interest groups and the media to recall the medical doctors.

Read more later……I said it……didn’t I?….hehehehe!

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The Nigerian Stock Exchange: Short Take On The Market Today Thu May 31, 2012

The ASI depreciated by 0.47% to close lower again at 22,066.40 at the end of trading today.
The value of stocks traded depreciated by 30.85%, while the volume decreased by 9.42%. Continue reading

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Another Kidnapped Foreigner And 4 Others Killed In Failed Rescue Attempt In Kano-Nigeria

German: Raupach Edgar

A Joint Task Force (JTF) raid this morning to free a German Engineer, Raupach Fritz Edgar, who was kidnapped in Kano (along Zaria bypass)  on January 26 (few days after the coordinated bombing that rocked the ancient city) this year was unsuccessful and led to the man’s murder by his captors.

The raid by the JTF which lasted about 30 minutes was conducted at Danbare area opposite the new campus of the Bayero University Kano, after the men of the JTF had successfully traced the hideout of the kidnappers. Unfortunately, Mr Edgar was killed before the JTF could apprehend his captors. Continue reading

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