Archive for January, 2016

(Photos) 9ice dazzles at UNILAG Fresher Day at Eclipse Lounge Akoka

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Adigun Akande Adegbola ‘9ice’ was the cynosure of all eyes at University of Lagos Fresher’s day. The event took place at Eclipse Lounge, Akoka Lagos last night.

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(Photos) Malaika’s first wife, Olubukola Saliu Adekunle who is new Olubadan daughter unveils

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Alhaji Chief Sulaimon Alao Malaika’s first wife, Olubukola Saliu Adekunle who is new Olubadan’s daughter .

She married to Malaika years back at Lagos Island, gearing up for coronation of his father.

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Lady dies of Lassa fever in Ikorodu

Reports have it that a 27 year old lady died from Lassa fever in Lagos on Tuesday January 26th. ‎Confirming her death, the Lagos state Commissioner for Health, Jide Idris, said the lady died of the disease at the Ijede General Hospital. She is said to have traveled to Lagos from Edo state on January 2nd and had been down with a fever.

“The lady had received care in one private hospital and three churches before she was referred to Ijede General Hospital with fever. She died few hours of admission. We confirmed that she died of Lassa fever on Tuesday. The remains of the patient have been kept in the morgue in leak proof body bag. She is to be buried after due consultation with her family. So far, Lagos State has recorded 20 suspected cases of Lassa fever since the outbreak of the disease. As of now, 14 suspected cases tested negative, while four cases were confirmed positive of Lassa fever. The results of two suspected cases are pending. The ministry has listed 537 contacts of the confirmed cases and 534 of the contacts are currently being monitored.”‎he said

This will be the second Lassa fever death in Lagos. A 51 year old man who also traveled to Lagos from Edo state died of the disease last week.

Jonathan turns down comments on $2.1bn

4b0aa-president2bgoodluck2bjonathan2b2Former President Goodluck Jonathan has turned down request to talk about the on going trial on $2.1bn arms scam now because the matter is in court.

A former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki; the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, and others are currently standing trial for their alleged role in the scam.

Jonathan, however, said in due time, he would tell his own side of the story.

The former President said this in a series of tweets on his official Twitter handle on Wednesday.

He said, “My voice will certainly be heard at the appropriate time regarding the alleged arms funds mismanagement. I would not want to interfere with the proceedings by the judicial system that my administration worked tirelessly to strengthen.

“My post-presidential focus is advancing democracy and good governance in Africa. If we do not spend billions to educate Africa’s youths today, we will spend it fighting insecurity tomorrow.”

Speaking separately on ‘Security, Education and Development in Africa’ at the Geneva Press Club in Switzerland, on Wednesday, Jonathan lamented the high rate of illiteracy in the North.

He said poor education was one of the factors promoting insecurity.

The former President, however, praised President Muhammadu Buhari for giving education a top priority in the 2016 budget.

Jonathan said, “Of course, charity begins at home and for the future, what Nigeria needs is to focus on making education a priority. Thankfully, the administration that succeeded mine in its first budget appears to have seen wisdom in continuing the practice of giving education the highest allocation. This is commendable.

“I feel that what people in my position, statesmen and former leaders, ought to be doing is to help build consensus all over Africa, to ensure that certain issues should not be politicised.

“Education is one of those issues. If former African leaders can form themselves into an advisory group to gently impress on incumbent leaders the necessity of meeting the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation recommended allocation of 26 per cent of a nation’s annual budget on education, I am certain that Africa will make geometric progress in meeting her Millennium Development Goals and improving on every index of the Human Development Index.”

 

Wike cries in the court over victory

The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike was seen crying in the court over the victory yesterday.

He was full of joy when the Supreme Court of Nigeria sitting in Abuja ruled in favor of Nyesom Wike’s appeal of the Rivers State gubernatorial race. According to statements made at the courthouse Mr. Wike’s “appeals are meritorious” and thereby set aside the decision of the Court of Appeal.

The seven man panel, lead by Chief Justice Mahamood Muhammad, will give reason for the judgement on Friday according to Fujiipop findings.

It will be recalled that after the 2015 elections, Mr. Wike’s primary opponent the candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dakuku Peterside appealed the results as unlawful. An election tribunal later nullified the electoral results on October 24, 2015. Mr. Wike, then, immediately moved to appeal this decision.

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(Trending) Ajimobi Supports Chief Saliu Adetunji for Olubadan, rejects Oyediji

The Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has supported Chief Saliu Adetunji to be the next Olubadan.

According to reports, he rejected the claim by the Otun Seriki of Ibadan, Chief Adebayo Oyediji, that he is the next Olubadan of Ibadanland.

When asked to comment on the situation where two Ibadan chiefs were laying claims to the Olubadan stool, the governor said Ibadanland had a unique plan that “makes the succession to the Olubadan throne rancour-free.”

He said Oyediji, who was laying claim to the stool, could not be. He said even if he was to be a Seriki now, which he was not, he would only be promoted to Ekerin (the fourth in the lineage).

He said the man could not come from Seriki to be Olubadan.

Ajimobi explained, “The beauty of the Olubadan institution makes it unique in the whole of Nigeria. It is the only institution where we know the next 20 or 50 Obas. We don’t fight for it.

“Every house can produce an Olubadan, including my house. So, it is not limited, like in some areas where you say this is the only family or these are the families. Every son of Ibadanland can become the Olubadan of Ibadanland.

“Therefore, we feel it is a rancour-free succession programme where everybody is qualified to be there. So, we know the next to the next. In fact, we know the next 100th Olubadan.

“The Seriki House started during the period of the late Chief Adisa Akinloye and it has been decided even long ago that to be Olubadan from the Seriki line, you have to join if there are concurrent deaths of both the Ekerin and Ashipa, then you can qualify as Seriki to be Ekerin. But now, there is no vacancy for any Ekerin.

“The man (Oyediji) who lays claim to be the next Olubadan, even if he were to be a Seriki now, which he is not, he will only be promoted to Ekerin. He cannot come from Seriki to be Olubadan. It is not going to happen.

“We have had one before that was promoted to Ekerin, and along the line, he died. So, the people laying claim to Olubadan are just embarking on an exercise in futility.”

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