Riot in Abuja suburb claims five lives
An ongoing riot in Dei Dei area of Abuja has claimed the life of five persons and caused the destruction of over 35 vehicles sparked by a motorcycle accident in the suburb.
An eyewitness, who narrated the cause of the riot to our correspondent, said the fracas was ignited after a motorcyclist knocked down a woman by the roadside, who sustained serious injury.
This triggered a heated argument among onlookers and sympathizers. In defense of himself, the motorcyclist brought out a dagger and stabbed five people. Read more
No accurate record of pensioners in Nigeria -Official
The Director-General of the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, Mrs. Nellie Mayshak, said on Monday in Kaduna State that there is no accurate record of retired public servants in the country.
Those affected by this, according to the DG included, retired federal civil servants, police, immigrations, prisons and other para-military agencies. Read more
Keshi: There Isn’t Enough Preparation For Sudan
Out-of-Contract Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi has expressed concern with the current lack of leadership at the Nigeria Football Federation by saying there isn’t enough preparation for his team ahead of the Morocco 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan in October.
The 52-year-old released a list of invited players for the game on Friday and also says he has already submitted his program for the games, but says he still isn’t sure what will happen with his proposal. Read more
UMT Prepared To Assist Nigeria Set Up Maritime University
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) is ready to share its expertise with Nigeria’s Transport Ministry in setting up a maritime university in that country soon.
UMT deputy vice-chancellor (Academic and International) Prof Dr Noor Azhar Mohamed Shazili said a Nigerian delegation visited UMT today to look into the experience of UMT and how it could assist developing a maritime university in Nigeria. Read more
Salami Confident Of Super Eagles Revival
The current African Champions, Nigeria have found themselves in a position they never expected but Super Eagles forward, Gbolahan Salami has insisted that Nigeria will defend the title they won in 2013 in the next edition in Morocco.
The Super Eagles, who won the 2013 Africa Cup of a Nations in South Africa, started poorly in the AFCON qualifier Morocco 2015, picking just a point in available six which left them in third position behind Congo Brazzaville and South Africa who are first and second respectively in the group. Read more
Osun PDP raises alarm over filthy environment
The PDP in Osun State on Monday raised an alarm over what it described as the filthy environment of Osogbo, the state capital, and its environs.
The party, in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Osogbo, said the development might lead to an outbreak of epidemic. Read more
Tight security at national award venue
Security is tight around the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja, venue of the 2014 National Award Investiture ceremony being performed by President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that heavily armed security personnel are stationed at strategic locations in and around the venue. Read more
NJC should probe Ekiti judiciary crisis – Fayose
Ekiti State Governor-elect, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has called on the National Judicial Council to investigate the allegation levelled against him that he was involved in the beating of a serving judge in the state.
He said the investigation would open what he described as cans of worms in the state judiciary. Read more
Carnival procession celebrates Independence Day
October is Black History Month and the University of Buckingham’s Nigerian Society is celebrating by hosting a series of events this week.
On Wednesday, a carnival procession with music will wind its way through town. Read more
Mix Reactions Trail FG’s Job Creation Target
Some financial experts have expressed divergent views on the Federal Government recent inauguration of a Presidential Board for the creation of three million jobs nationwide.
In separate interviews with newsmen in Lagos, many of the experts were of the view that Nigerian youths would be gainfully employed, if the government creates the enabling environment for businesses to thrive. Read more
Nigeria: ‘I Hawked Kerosene on My Way Up to Becoming Oil and Gas Firm CEO’
Dr Leemon Ikpea lost his parents at a tender age and had to struggle through life, doing menial jobs and hawking, among other petty things, bottles of kerosene. Now founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lee Engineering and Construction Company Limited, an oil and gas services firm, Ikpea told Sunday Trust how the Local Content Act has extensively empowered medium and small scale enterprises. Read more
CAMAC Energy Announces Fivefold Increase in Recoverable Prospective Resources Offshore Nigeria
CAMAC Energy Inc. (“CAMAC Energy” or the “Company”) (NYSE MKT: CAK) announced today that an updated independent assessment of the Company’s prospective resources for four offshore Nigeria prospects located within Oil Mining Leases (“OMLs”) 120 and 121 by DeGolyer and MacNaughton (“D&M”) has increased the Company’s unrisked P50 recoverable resources from 537 million barrels of oil (“MMbbl”) to 2,377 MMbbl in four of its top exploration prospects.Read more
In hesitating on Iraq, U.K. exposes its diminishing role in global affairs
There could hardly have been a more ironic illustration of Great Britain’s current status in world affairs: The two Royal Air Force Tornado fighter jets that took off on Saturday morning for the first offensive operation by British armed forces against the Islamic State group in Iraq failed to find any targets and returned to base with their entire bomb load.Read more
Likely US-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery held by ISIS near Turkey
Airstrikes likely carried out by a U.S.-led coalition struck an oil refinery in Syria held by the Islamic State group Sunday, a witness said, shaking buildings and sending flames shooting into the air near the Turkish border.
Explosions lit the sky “for two hours” at the refinery in the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad around 2:30 a.m. local time, local businessman Mehmet Ozer said.Read more