Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ooni commiserates with Ghanaian President over Mothers death

The Ooni of Ife His Imperial Majesty Ooni  Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has expressed his heartfelt condolence to the President of Ghana His Excellency John Manama, His family and the entire good people of Ghana over the shocking death of the president's mother Mrs. Abiba Nnaba Mahama who died recent at the age of 85.
Speaking through his Director of Media and Public Affairs Comrade Moses Olafare on Tuesday in Washington DC, the African foremost king described the late mother of president Mahama as an extraordinary epitome of enviable womanhood that deserves to be always remembered as she lived a life of service, love, compassion, excellence and a pillar solidly behind her husband especially during the political trying times of the late 1960s who stopped at nothing to train her children to greater heights.

Ooni of Ife, Dr. Adeyeye Ogunwusi (Ojaja II)

"Mr President, your late mother will surely be missed by everyone for she had lived a life of an epitome of a good wife and a loving mother who not only stood by her husband in the political dark period of 1960s but also laboured so hard to see you  and your siblings become successful in life. Your heart shall soon be filled with wonderful memories of your joyful times together as you celebrate a life well spent by your great mother.

May her gentle soul rest in the perfect peace of the Almighty God the king of kings". Ooni Ogunwusi said.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

A Grandson for Hillary Clinton

Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a baby boy; Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky.  Chelsea tweeted the news on Saturday morning, writing that she and husband Marc Mevinsky were 'overwhelmed with gratitude and love' as they celebrated the birth of their son.

Bad mannered Nigerian Legislators barred from the USA

“Ten members of the Nigerian National Assembly recently travelled to Cleveland, Ohio, as participants in the International Visitor Leadership Programme on good governance. Troubling allegations emerged regarding the behaviour of three members of the delegation to the U.S. Government’s flagship professional exchange programme. 
“The U.S. Department of State and the Cleveland Council on World Affairs received reports from employees of the Cleveland hotel where the representatives stayed, alleging the representatives engaged in the following behaviour:
“Mohammed Garba Gololo allegedly grabbed a housekeeper in his hotel room and solicited her for sex. While the housekeeper reported this to her management, this incident could have involved local law enforcement and resulted in legal consequences for Representative Gololo. “Mark Terseer Gbillah and Samuel Ikon allegedly requested hotel parking attendants to assist them to solicit prostitutes.”

The members have since denied the allegation and have threatened legal actions to clear their names. On Thursday, the leadership of the House gave the nod to investigate the allegation. The US, on its part, quickly revoked the visas of the three members, indicating that they are temporarily barred from visiting that country.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

At least 50 dead in Orlando shooting Massacre

Law enforcement sources have identified the shooter who opened fire on the dance floor inside Pulse night club Orlando as US citizen Omar Mateen, 29, from Port St. Lucie in Florida. He was wielding an AR-15 assault rifle and a handgun. The gunman was born to Afghan parents.
At least 50 people were killed and 53 others were injured in the shooting in the deadliest mass shooting in US history. A surgeon at Orlando Regional Medical Center said the death toll was likely to climb. An FBI spokesman said the mass shooting is being investigated as an act of terrorism, adding that they are looking into whether this was an act of domestic or international terror, and if the shooter was a lone wolf. The shooting took place just 4 miles from the earlier assassination of The Voice singer Christina Grimmie, 22, who was shot dead at The Plaza Live on Friday.

Omar Mateen

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Protests trail appointment of OAU VC

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union, at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, are now protesting the appointment of Prof. Ayobami Salami as the new vice chancellor of the university. Salami is the deputy vice chancellor (academics) and his name was announced as successor of the outgoing VC, Prof. Bamitale Omole, on Monday evening.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Dangote’s Refinery will End Nigeria’s Fuel Crisis

On the outskirts of Lagos, Africa's richest man is building what he says is a solution to the country's fuel crisis: A massive, 650,000 barrel-per-day refinery that is designed to turn the country's crude oil into gasoline for hungry consumers.

Aliko Dangote, a concrete magnate who is worth an estimated $15 billion, said the refinery and petrochemical plant has the potential to satisfy Nigeria's daily requirement of 445,000 to 550,000 barrels of fuel, with spare capacity to export.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Nigerian Militants announce Missile Tests

A group of militant commanders have announced that they would commence the testing of six missiles in the Niger Delta for three days beginning from June 7. The Joint Revolutionary Council, JRC, of the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, JNDLF released the statement after a meeting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Onitsha named Worlds most polluted city

According to a recent World Health Organization-WHO report, Onitsha tops the list as the world’s most polluted city. This is based on measurement of small particulate matter concentration (PM10). A mega trading hub in southern Nigeria, Onitsha recorded 30 times more than the WHO's recommended levels of PM10.