Thursday, 28 February 2013

Aluu4: 7 of the accused persons freed

Its almost 5 months and am sure many of us are still keeping our fingers crossed to see what will come out of the 18 suspected persons arrested in relation to the killing 4 UNIPORT students - Tekena Elkanah, Toku Lloyd, Chiadika Biringa and Ugonna Obuzor by a mob at Omuokiri, Aluu in October last year.

When the accused persons appeared in court last December, the trial Chief Magistrate, Emma Woke of Court I, referred the file to the state Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for advice and adjourned the matter until February 28.
At the resumed hearing yesterday, the chief magistrate discharged 7 - the only female accused person, Cynthia Chinwo, George Nwadei, Ekpe Daniel, Gabriel Ochi, Endurance Edet, Lucky Agwurum, and Finebone Jeffrey, aka Soso,  of the 18 accused persons after reading the advice of the DPP.

Eagle's largest jersey hits Guinness World records

Nigeria has once again recorded another victory as the leading brewer, Guinness Nigeria Plc, was recently awarded the certificate for the world’s largest football jersey.

BREAKING NEWS: Damino Damoche shot dead

Damino Damoche
Afro-pop singer Olaniyan Damilola popularly known as Damino Damoche is dead. He was shot in the head twice this afternoon in front of Lagos State University (LASU) after he finished writing a test at faculty of management science by unknown gunmen alleged to be cultists.

Damoche was a Banking and Finance student at LASU. He was popular for his song - obo to she. 

May his soul rest in peace.
More photo after the cut #Please don't look if you don't have the heart

Nigeria: Kim Kardashian Talks About Self, Nigeria, Late Goldie

Kim Kardashian

More than a week after the much talked about Love like a movie concert rocked Lagos on February 18, a video of the reality star speaking with television presenter Eku Edewor has popped up on video sharing site Youtube.

Kim in the six minutes video spoke on love, the show, Tyler Perry‘s upcoming movie “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor” which she stars in, her advice to young Nigerians and Nigerian cuisine then she gave a short heartfelt message about Goldie’s death.
Kim faced a backlash from both local and international commentators for her fleeting visit to Nigeria after being reportedly paid $500,000. She never responded to any of the stinging remarks.
See the video after the cut

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Polytechnic education is fundamental to Nigeria’s technological development -FG

In spite of perceived discrimination between the polytechnic and university certificates in the workplace, especially in the nation’s public service, the Federal Government has acknowledged the products of polytechnic education as major drivers of the nation’s economy.   

*Did she just say they are the "major driver of the nation's economy"? ok, so why the discriminations? I strongly belief its high time we stop celebrating certificates and start recruiting base on what jobseekers have upstairs rather than the content in a cardboard.

Preparing for UTME in tears

In 15 days, registration for the 2013 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will close, but many candidates may miss the examination coming up between April 15 and 27 due to no fault of theirs. Registering for the examination has been hectic. Where they were able to register, they did not get centres of their choice, they were sent to far-flung places to write the examination.
The unavailability of centres for the Paper and Pencil Tests (PPT) option in almost all the states has thrown up a fresh challenge in the registration for the examination. All eyes are on the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to see how it will resolve the debacle which is giving many candidates and their parents sleepless.

Emotional farewell as Pope Benedict retires