Monthly Archives: February 2013

What would you do?

“If my doctor told me I only had six months to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.” – Isaac Asimov

Now here is a man who knows what he loves to do and does it, but also is very realistic about the fact that we are all going to be leaving this planet one day. If we were to find out that our time here is more limited than we had thought it was, it would be very tempting to start feeling sorry for ourselves. But from a healthy perspective, it is much more important to simply accept the fact that our lives will end, and then live every moment we have to the fullest while we can do so. Continue reading

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House Leader, Councillors Sentenced

A Port Harcourt High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, Southsouth Nigeria, has convicted Emeka Godwin, the Leader of Ahoada East Local Government Legislative Assembly in Rivers State, and other principal officers of the House for flouting the court’s order

The conviction was sequel to the impeachment of the Vice Chairman of the council, Britain Ewor even when the case challenging the impeachment was pending in court. Continue reading

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Judge Postpones Okah’s Sentence To March 18th

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The judge presiding over the sentencing of Henry Okah in the Johannesburg High Court, Neels Claassen has postponed the case again to the 18th, 19th, and 20thof March.

Although the judge had said he would not allow any other postponement, he said he had to do this in order to give Mr. Okah’s new legal team time to get used to the notes left by the old legal team.

The new team led by Gerrit Miller requested for the time following the withdrawal of the former team led by Lucky Multulanla. Continue reading

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Fraud: ‘Lagos Female Judge Must Defend Self’

The Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee has dismissed Justice Ibironke Harrison’s objection challenging her invitation to respond to an allegation of N117.5 million property fraud.

Mr. Joseph Daudu (SAN), the Chairman of the committee, gave the ruling in Abuja on Wednesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Harrison is a serving judge in the High Court of Lagos. Continue reading

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Hijab: Muslim Students Protest Discrimination

Muslim students in Lagos State public secondary schools today protested at the State House, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, over alleged victimisation of female muslim students who wear hijab to school.

The students, numbering over 200 carried placards and sang “Allah is the greatest,” and demanded from the government to stop victimisation of female Muslim students who wear hijab to school. Continue reading

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4-year old girl raped to death

The Anti Crime Squad of Imo State Police Command has arrested a 30-year old man, Onyebuchi Ejimkonye, for allegedly raping a four-year old girl, Chinasa Dickson, to death.

The poor little girl was on her way to school when she was ambushed by Ejimkonye, who mercilessly subjected her to a marathon sex in a nearby bush and she died on the spot. Continue reading

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Questions Over 2013 Budget

President Goodluck Jonathan, Tuesday, 26 February, finally signed the long-awaited 2013 budget, after he reportedly reached a truce with members of the National Assembly, following weeks of bickering over the 2013 Appropriation Bill.

The budget signing was however done behind closed doors, altering the long tradition of the president performing the exercise before the cameras, with key state officials witnessing the process. Continue reading

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