Monday, December 13, 2010

Nigeria Military kills Abia State kidnap kingpin (osisikankwu)

The suspected leader of kidnap gangs in Abia State, Obioma Nwankwo, popularly known as Osisikankwu, was yesterday killed by the military task force deployed to the state by the federal government.

Kaduna State Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa ill, flown abroad

There has been palpable tension in the camp of Kaduna State Governor, Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, in the last one week over the true position of his health, Sunday Sun can authoritatively reveal.
He has already been flown abroad for medical treatment.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Yaba College Of Technology (Yabatech) 2010/2011 ND Full Time Supplementary Admission List Released

Yaba College Of Technology (Yabatech) 2010/2011 ND Full Time Supplementary Admission List Released
Yaba colloege of technology (Yabatech) has released the supplementary list of admitted candidates for its full time national diploma (ND) program.
The admission lists can be found below arranged according to departments. Candidates not granted their course of first should can check if they have been granted admission in other departments.

Delta State University (DELSU) 2010/2011 Admission List (Second Batch) Released

Delta State University (DELSU) 2010/2011 Admission List (Second Batch) Released
Delta state university (Delsu) has released the second batch of its admission list.
Candidates seeking admission into Delta state university can check their admission status by visiting the university website: www.delsung.net and clicking on: SECOND BATCH ADMISSION LIST (UTME) 2010/2011
OR
Download the list here

Shiloh 2010 "Breakthrough Unlimited" Kicks Off

Shiloh 2010 with the theme “Breakthrough Unlimited” drew worshippers from over fifty-three (53) nations of the world to Canaan Land Ota, Ogun State, where the Living Faith Church's (Winners' Chapel)  headquarters is situated.

Hundreds of thousands of people viewed the live transmission of the program and thousands of souls were saved and diverse kinds of miracles were recorded.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Plateau crisis: Wife of Hassan Umaru murdered

As the police are still trying to unravel last Friday’s attack in Jos, Plateau State, which claimed seven lives, wife of the Special Task Force Commander, Brigadier-General Hassan Umaru, was allegedly killed at the weekend.

Lagos doctors strike: The politics, casualties and the lessons

Patients are always at the receiving end in government’s doctors’ face-off. For a mega city like Lagos, with a population of about 18 million, it is a near holocaust for doctors to suspend healthcare delivery even for an hour.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Deutsche Bank & CitiGroup to run $500m sovereign bond

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the appointment of Financial Managers for Nigeria’s five hundred million dollars bond issuance in the International Capital Market.

EFCC detains Halliburton Managing Director

The Managing Director (MD)of Harlliburton in Nigeria, Mr. Louis Mera, has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] since Tuesday. Mera was taken into custody when he reported at the anti-graft agency’s head office in Abuja alongside eight of his Nigerian officials for interrogation over the reopened $180 million Halliburton bribe scandal.

Nollywood Star Genevieve Nnaji on CNN Connect the World

Connect the World. The interview was filmed in October 2010 at the CNN International Studio in London, UK and aired on the 23rd of November 2010. Genevieve Nnaji was the “Connector of the Day”, so in addition to the questions from CNN anchor, Max Foster. She answered questions from viewers all around the world.She did well! Gene seemed relaxed and you can tell she enjoyed the interview.

Pfizer builds $25.5 medical centre in Kano

Tuesday, last week, was simply a turning point for the people of Kano State. But it was much more than that for the victims and relatives of the 1996 Trovan clinical trial conducted by the American pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Inc in the Northern part of Nigeria.  

Globacom Nigeria Job Vacancies: Electrical/Electronics Engineers

Globacom Limited is Nigeria’s Second National Operator in GSM, Fixed, Broadband and Gateway services with subsidiaries in Nigeria, Republic of Benin, Ghana and other West African countries; It has also launched the commercial services of Glo 1 submarine cable, which will revolutionize the data services in and out of all West African Countries to the rest of the world.

South East State Universities Unending Strike Action

A meeting convened last weekend by governors of the south-eastern states to attempt a resolution of the strike embarked on by lecturers in state-owned universities in their region failed to reach an amicable resolution.  

Scholarships For Nigerians: Google Scholarship for Women in Computing Anita Borg Scholarship

Google Scholarship for Women in Computing Anita Borg Scholarship
Women constitute about half of the world’s population. But traditionally women have been disadvantaged. Goal 3 of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is to ”Promote gender equality and empower women” – the promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

EBSU 2010 Supplementary Admission List Released

Ebonyi State University (EBSU) has released her 2010/2011 First Supplementary Admission List. Candidates are expected to log on to www.jamb.org.ng , then click on “check admission status” to view their admission status. The Second Supplementary list is expected to be out three weeks from now. Candidates who are not favored to be offered admission into EBSU now should patiently wait for the second list to be released.   For further enquiries call Mr Chuka on 08060565721 or call Miss Tejiri on 08135782902.
Candidates who have been given admission are to proceed to Ebonyi State to purchase admission acceptance forms from UBA Abakaliki. Candidates who do not want to travel down to ebonyi but want to obtain the forms should pay the sum of N8200 into the account details below.
Admission acceptance form -  N7000
 Bank commission               -  N  200
Assistance fees                   -  N1000
                                              N8200
Pay N8200 into
Account name - Chudi-Oji Chukwuka
Account number- 0058110000376440
Bank                 - Intercontinental Bank Plc

Be sure to call Mr Chuka on 08060565721 before and after payment has been made.
You will receive your EBSU admission acceptance form PIN in your phone after payment has been duly verified.

Also Join EBSU Connect on Facebook

Monday, November 29, 2010

University Of Ilorin (UNILORIN) 2010/2011 Admission List Released

The University of Ilorin (Unilorin) has released its 2010/2011 admission list.
The admission list contains the list of successful UTME, Direct Entry and Remedial students.
To access the university of ilorin admission list, use the link below:
Click here to view the university of ilorin 2010/2011 admission list

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Jamb UTME 2011/2012 Registration Begins

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has begun the 2011/2012 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (utme) e-registration for intending students into the 2011/2012 academic session.
The 2011 Jamb Utme registration scratch cards can be obtained at the following approved points nationwide;

Thursday, November 25, 2010

EFCC raids Halliburton office in Lagos

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) this afternoon conducted a raid on the Victoria Island, Lagos office of Halliburton.
During the raid, backed by a contingent of armed policemen and soldiers, officials of the company said EFCC officials ransacked their offices and pushed the staff around. They later left with documents and some officials of the company.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

RATTAWU Suspends Strike Action

The striking members of Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU) have suspended their three day warning strike after the Federal Government negotiation team promised to work with the National Salaries Incomes and Wages Commission to expedite action on the processing of the proposal concerning the remuneration for Media and Cultural workers.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Stampede in Kirikiri Prison as DCP deploys dogs to chase female inmate

Pandemonium reportedly broke out on Friday at the female Kirikiri Minimum Prison, Apapa, Lagos, as Alsatian dogs were allegedly let loose to “arrest” a female inmate, who is said to be mentally unstable.

An insider in the prison, who spoke with our correspondents in confidence, alleged that the Deputy Controller of Prisons in the female section, Mrs. Ada Oputa, had directed the female inmate, known simply as Shine Your Eyes, to be tracked down at all costs.


Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ),RATTAWU declare 3 day warning strike

The Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union and the Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ) formally declared a three-day warning strike beginning from next Monday.
The Minister of Information and Communications, Dora Akunyili had called RATTAWU to a meeting in Abuja to avert the three-day warning strike it threatened to embark on from November 22 to press its demand for a new salary structure for media workers.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Abomination: Daughter delivers Baby for her Father

The 14-year -old girl in Lagos, Kehinde, who allegedly had a baby for her father, Yesiru Onojobi, is now in a dilemma over the custody of the baby.
The embattled girl told Daily Sun that she couldn’t
stand the shame of making the list of girls who had illicit
affairs with their biological fathers which resulted in having
abominable children.

According to her, because of the stigma
and sad memories associated with such baby, she has decided
to donate her to the government.

Security agents (NDLEA and NCS) seize heroin shipment at Lagos port

The Nigeria Customs Service and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have intercepted a consignment of heroin aboard a vessel, MV Montenegoro, at Tin Can Island port in Lagos.

The Head, Public Relations, NCS, Mr. Wale Adeniyi, told Sources on the telephone on Thursday that the cargo was concealed inside propellers and cylinders found in the containers. He said the manifest for the shipment, which was seized on Wednesday, had indicated that it was building materials.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria Job Vacancies

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCIES ANNOUNCEMENT
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria announces the following vacancies:
1. POST TITLE: DRIVER
LEVEL OF POST: SB-1
TYPE OF CONTRACT: SERVICE CONTRACT
LOCATION: ABUJA
DURATION: ONE YEAR
CLOSING DATE: 30TH NOVEMBER, 2010
2. POST TITLE: UN JOINT PROGRAMME COORDINATING OFFICER
LEVEL OF POST: NOB

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hajiya Asabe King, Maryam Babangida’s Mum dies in Cairo

Hajiya Asabe King, mother-in-law to former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida is dead. She was aged 88. She died barely one year after the death of her daughter and wife of the former military leader, Maryam Babangida who passed away in an American hospital on December 27, 2009. The deceased died in Cairo, Egypt where she was hospitalized for what family sources called old age related ailment.


The late Hajiya Halima was said to have taken ill about a week ago. She was on Tuesday transferred to the Egyptian hospital where she died yesterday morning.

Nigerian Muslim Pilgrims Will Return tomorrow

Airlift of Nigerian Pilgrims from Saudi Arabia begins tomorrow.
No fewer than 85, 000 Nigerian pilgrims performed this year’s pilgrimage to the islamic holy land.
The pilgrims from Ogun, Nasarawa and the Federal Capital Territory will be the first set to return home.
The airlifting of the pilgrims from today was part of the decisions reached at a meeting between by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar and Chairmen of Muslim Pilgrims Boards from the States on Tuesday night in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Goodluck Jonathan: 20,000 Megawatts Power Supply by 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan says Nigeria will generate enough power by April 2011 if the reform in the power sector is fully implemented.
The President also projected that in the next four years, domestic power generation in the Country would rise to about twenty thousand megawatts.

Nigerian British MP Chuka Umunna Supports Jags Foundation

Fast rising Streatham Labour MP, Chuka Umunna has recently offered his support to Jags Foundation, an ambitious charity aimed at teaching kids how to get money, power and respect without resorting to crime.
Jags Foundation is created by black British Mum, Tracy Ford, in memory of her late son James Andre Godrey Smartt-Ford, who was gunned down in front of witnesses at a public rink, on February 3, 2007, at the age of 17.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Nigeria Elected Into Board Of UN Women Agency

Nigeria has been elected to the 41- member executive board of the newly created UN agency on gender equality and women empowerment.
The 54 -member Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), one of the six principal organs of the UN, elected the new board members on Wednesday in New York .
Basis of selection
The board members were chosen from the five regional groups at the UN and top financial contributors to the agency.

JTF: Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND)

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) says it is set to launch fresh offensive, taggeted at oil companies and installations located in the region.
It said this was a direct response to the latest offensive launched by the Joint Military Task Force (JTF) in its bid to rid the Niger Delta region of those it described as criminal gangs masquerading as militants.

MEND, therefore, declared that it would commence destruction of oil installations to cripple the nation’s economy.
In an e-mail signed by Jomo Gbomo, MEND threatened that JTF’s continued offensive would only compel them to be more decisive in their reprisal attacks.

Adexen Nigeria Recruitment : Marketing Analyst

Adexen supports local and foreign companies to structure and develop their local organization by integrating the appropriate personnel. Adexen provides an executive search department to recruit expatriates, repatriates and highly qualified local profiles who can enhance local management teams and help develop local businesses.

Marketing Analyst
Apply onlineJob Reference No: NGA0461Sector: Logistics and Transport - Nigeria - West AfricaFunction: MarketingOur client

US Embassy Nigeria Job Vacancy: Visa Assistant

US Embassy Nigeria Job Vacancy: Visa Assistant
The Human Resources Office is responsible for providing a full range of personnel services for American and Locally Employed Staff (LES) members. The HRO is responsible for implementing HR policies and procedures for the American diplomatic Mission Nigeria. The HRO provides guidance on all HR related programs/
POSITION: Visa Assistant, FSN-7*, FP-7*
Application Procedure
Applications that are NOT typewritten and cover letter NOT signed will be automatically disqualified.

Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed emerges Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative(NEITI)

The appointment of Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed as the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, has been ratified by the Federal government.
In a statement signed by Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, Director of Communications, the appointment followed the recommendations of the National Stakeholders working group of NEITI, after an extensive screening and interview process.

Bauchi State Police yet to track Alleged Kidnappers of the Twelve Year Old Jamila Ahmad

The Bauchi State police command says it is yet to track or establish contact with the alleged kidnappers of the twelve (12) year old girl in Bauchi about two weeks after the incident.
Speaking with newsmen, the Commands Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Barau claimed that the abductors had not yet made any phone call demanding a ransom or any reward.
ASP Barau however assured that intensive investigation was still on to apprehend the suspects.
Meanwhile parents, relatives and school mates of the kidnapped girl have resorted to seeking Gods intervention to secure her release.
Last week the management and students of the ATBU international school held a special prayer session for the quick and safe release of the girl.
The twelve year old girl Jamila Ahmad was abducted on the first of this month at gunpoint from her mother while taking her to school in the morning.
She is a daughter to the former Registrar General of the Corporate Affairs Commission, Mr Ahmed Al-Mustapha.
Nigerian News Source - Radio Nigeria

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU) 2010/2011 Admission List Released

The Ahamdu Bello university, Zaria (ABU) 2010/2011 admission list has been released. Candidates that applied to Ahmadu Bello university Zaria can now access the admission list on the university website: www.abu.edu.ng
Procedure For Checking Admission List
1. Visit the Ahmadu Bello university admission checking page, Click Here
2. Enter your JAMB registration number in the “Search by Name” box on the page.
OR
Enter your surname (only) in the “Search by Form No” box on the page.
A last resort would be scrolling through each of the pages using the links provided.

Seized Arms: Nigeria Calls Off Football Friendly Match With Iran

The friendly match scheduled to hold between Nigeria and Iran at the Azadi Stadium, Tehran, on Wednesday, has been cancelled.

The world football governing body, FIFA, has always tried to dissociate football from politics. But in the cancellation of the supposedly ‘friendly' match between Iran and Nigeria, issues of foreign affairs have definitely impinged on football.
Official sources from both sides have been reluctant to discuss the cancellation, but information on some websites and a member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed that indeed the friendly match will not take place.

Lagos Assembly to Sue Ufoma Ejenabor (Nollywood Actress) Over Allegations of Assault

Lagos Assembly to Sue  Ufoma Ejenabor (Nollywood Actress) Over Allegations of Assault 
The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday said it will take a legal action against claims made by a Nollywood actress, Ufoma Ejenabor.


Addressing a media briefing on the issue, Segun Olusesi, the Chief of Staff of the Assembly, said the House will make the issue a deterrent case. The incident,which happened on October 29 on Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, had two different accounts from the two parties.
While Ufoma claimed one of the vehicles (the Pilot) in the lawmakers' convoy hit her Nissan Xterra car, Mr. Olusesi, who claimed to be driving directly behind the Pilot vehicle said Miss Ufoma drove into the convoy, hitting the left rear of ‘the pilot ‘ vehicle's bumper with her right front bumper.

Monday, November 15, 2010

EFCC Recovers N2tn Property From Corrupt Nigerian Politicians

Landed property and business concerns worth over N2tr have been seized from 46 politicians and influential Nigerians in the last seven years by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following corruption charges preferred against them, SUNDAY PUNCH investigations have revealed.
The forfeited properties totaling 203 and scattered across the country and overseas were recovered on the orders of the courts.
This revelation is coming as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said it would in the next few weeks seal and seize more properties. The planned seizure is a result of court judgments yet to be implemented.

University of Science and Technology, Ifaki – Ekiti (USTI) 2010/2011 Admission List

This is to inform all candidates who sat for the Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post- UTME) exercise conducted by our institution, University of Science and Technology, Ifaki – Ekiti (USTI) that the list of successful candidates is out.
Successful candidates are expected to pay a non- refundable acceptance fee of Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000.00) to the University bank Account Number 3912030001236 in any branch of First Bank.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

NIIT Nigeria MasterMind MaxiMedia Centres for IT Training and Education

NIIT is a global leader in Information Technology (IT) education and training with presence in several countries. At NIIT you get world class IT training and education that drives you towards a global IT career. NIIT centres are well equipped with latest IT training tool kits and are spread all over Nigeria. NIIT Courses prepare you for a global IT career.
In this page, we have included a list of NIIT centres/branches in Nigeria (phone number and addresses) scroll down to view the list.

Police Arrest 37 Year Old Woman Smuggling Rifles in Maize

Police have arrested a woman on suspicion of trying to smuggle assault rifles hidden in sacks of maize from neighbouring Chad to help arm a radical Islamic sect, Boko Haram.

The 37-year-old mother of seven was caught in possession of ten AK-47 rifles hidden in the sacks after travelling by boat across Lake Chad, which sits on Nigeria's remote northeastern border with Chad and Cameroon, police said.

MTN Nigeria Job Vacancies (9 Positions)

Job Title Expiry Date Employee and Industrial Relations Officer Department: Human Resources Status: Permanent
11/16/2010 Database Analyst Department: Capital Programs Group Status: Permanent
11/17/2010 Risk Manager Department: Internal Audit Status: Permanent
11/18/2010 Business Analyst Department: Customer Relations Status: Permanent
11/22/2010 Fixed Network Planning Manager Department: Network Group Status: Permanent

Two killed in attack on Ex-Oyo State Deputy Speaker

Some unknown gunmen Thursday stormed the house of former Deputy Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Kazeem Ayilara, killing one policeman and a guard.
Ayilara was among the eight suspended lawmakers against Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala’s style of governance.
His head was broken during the attack. He was rushed to the hospital.
The house of the Chairman, Oyo State House of Assembly Parliamentary Caucus, Hon. Mohammed Inakoju, was also attacked at Ogbere-Tioya, Adeyemo, Ibadan.
The gunmen were said to have first visited his house before attacking Ayilara’s house at Kuola, Apata, Ido Local Government.
Inakoju was an anti-Alao-Akala lawmaker.
Nigerian News Source - Tribune Newspaper

Friday, November 12, 2010

Soldiers Caused Blackout, Say PHCN Workers

Workers of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) have said the presence of armed military personnel at its installations is responsible for the current power outages being experienced in some parts of the country even as the trade unions had called off their warning strike.
Speaking under the umbrella of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) yesterday, the workers explained that the continued occupation by military personnel deployed by the Federal Government in PHCN installations was counter productive and affecting the psyche of workers who were being intimidated and harassed by the soldiers.

Federal Executive Council Approve Six Federal Universities for 6 Zones

THE Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the establishihment of six additional federal universities in the six geopolitical zones of the country.
Similarly, it has approved about N41 billion for the construction and rehabilitation of eight different road projects across the six geopolitcal zones of the country.

Nigeria Labour Congress (|NLC) suspends strike

The National Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress has announced the suspension of the three days warning strike it started today.
At a media briefing in Abuja, the union says it is suspending the strike till December 5 to allow for the intervention of the National Council of State whose meeting comes up later this month.
President Goodluck Jonathan and other senior government officials yesterday held a meeting with leaders of organised labour, but failed to convince them to abandon their planned strike for today. The workers' leaders however agreed to hold a meeting this afternoon to discuss the president's request for more time.

Police hunt assailants for plucking the eye of 84-yr-old woman

The Police in Minna, Niger State, have begun an intensive manhunt for a group of cow rustlers suspected to have plucked the eye of an 84-year-old Fulani woman, Hajiya Kaka Hadiza. The incident, according to Daily Sun findings, occurred at a village near Maikunkele some five kilometres from Minna, the state capital.

Hadiza was left at home by her children and grandchildren who travelled to Minna for business. While the octogenarian was relaxing in the hut, her assailants sneaked in and plucked her eye. The old woman was met in a pool of blood by the relations when they returned. She was rushed to the General Hospital, Minna, where she is receiving treatment.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Exam & Aptitude Test Centers - Dates

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency - Notice is hereby given to all candidate who applied for employment during the recently published NDLEA e-recruitment drive to take note of the screening dates for applicants in all the three (3) cadres: Superintendent Cadre, Narcotic Agent Cadre, Narcotic Assistant Cadre,


CATEGORIES (NASS CADRE)

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) strike begins today Nov 10th

Last efforts made by President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria to avert the three-day strike action called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the delay in the enactment into law of the N18,000 new national minimum wage failed last night as the two parties failed to reach any agreement to stop the strike.
Jonathan convened an emergency meeting with the labour leaders at the Presidential Villa, Abuja but at the meeting, which lasted for about an hour, he failed to convince them to shelve the strike action.
Addressing newsmen shortly after the meeting, Acting President of the NLC and Chairman of the Strike Committee Comrade Promise Adewusi said the meeting did not change anything and the strike would continue this morning as scheduled.
“As far as we are concerned, the labour strike will continue,” Adewusi said. He added that NLC and the Trade Union Congress [TUC] would meet today to take a common stand on the issues.
Nigerian News Source - NigerianBulletin

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Man attacks former President Olusegun Obasanjo at Lagos airport

A mild drama ensued at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, Monday, as former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, was attacked by a middle-aged man who pounced on him inside his car.
The incident occurred at about 9:20a.m.
The former president’s attacker, whose identity was not immediately known, had earlier before Obasanjo’s arrival attempted to enter the presidential wing of the airport, but was turned back by Air Force personnel manning the gate, especially as he could not explain his mission at the wing.
The man was not only denied entry, but was also driven away from the precincts of the wing and told never to return to the area, particularly as President Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential jet was parked at the wing.
The ambush

Monday, November 8, 2010

Goodluck Jonathan Seeks Truce With Nigeria Labour Congress Over Impending Strike

AS the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) warms up for a three-day nationwide strike over demands for a new minimum wage, President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said he was confident that the workers would soft-pedal, stressing that the Federal Government was already addressing the problem to ensure that the country is not grounded.
He explained that within the short period he assumed office as President, his Administration has demonstrated a Labour-friendly disposition.
Jonathan had summoned the Council of State meeting, last week, to deliberate on the matter. The meeting reviewed the recommendations of the Justice Alfa Belgore- led committee’s report on minimum wage. 

Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) to hold convention by December

The 2010 biennial convention of the Nigerian Guild of Editors will hold in Lagos in December. The election is to elect members into its Standing Committee.

According to a statement in Abuja by the NGE General Secretary, Mr. John Ndukauba, sixteen officers will emerge to lead the Guild for the next two years in accordance with its constitution.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Scholarships For Nigerians: Commonwealth Scholarships

 Since their inception in 1959, some 26,000 individuals have benefited from the award of Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships to pursue advanced academic study in other Commonwealth countries. About two thirds of awards have been tenable in the United Kingdom. The vast majority of award holders have returned to make a significant contribution to their home countries, in many cases at the highest level, making the award scheme one of the largest and most prestigious in the world.
E L I G I B I L I T Y
To apply for the awards covered in this prospectus, candidates should:

National youth Service Corps NYSC Batch C 2010 Time Table

National youth Service Corps NYSC Batch C 2010 Time Table
This is the timetable for NYSC batch c 2010
BATCH ‘C’ 2010 ORIENTATION COURSE COMMENCES ON THE 26th Oct – 16th Nov, 2010
NYSC MOBILISATION TIME TABLE FOR 2010 BATCH ‘C’

University Of Calabar 2010/2011 Post UTME Result and Admission List Released

University Of Calabar 2010/2011 Post UTME Result and Admission List Released
The University of Calabar (Unical) has released its 2010/2011 post UTME result/First batch admission list.
Candidates who took the University of Calabar post UTME can now check their admission status on the University of Calabar website (www.unical.edu.ng) by following the procedure below:
How to check the university of Calabar admission list

1.Proceed to any of the underlisted banks below and purchase the 2010 POST – UTME Result checking Scratch Card for N500 Only.
2. Visit the university of Calabar website result checking portal CLICK HERE
3. Enter your Scratch Card Pin and Jamb Reg No. against the fields provided above and Click login to have your result displayed.
BANKS
Unical Micro-Finance Bank Limited.

Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) threatens to resume hostilities

A group claiming to be the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has threatened to resume attack on oil facilities in the Niger Delta from November 10 if Henry Okah is not released. Okah is facing terrorism trial in South Africa following the October 1 twin bombings in Abuja during Nigeria’s 50th independence anniversary.


The fresh threat is coming amid tension that politicians have infiltrated the ranks of ex-militant leaders to cause confusion in the country. Sunday Sun checks indicated that those behind the plan have been sending text messages warning that MEND is set to resume hostilities on oil installations if Okah is not released.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Actress Genevieve Nnaji did not host African Music Awards

Genevieve Nnaji did not host the Africa Music Awards that took place yesterday in London. It was gathered that the Diva yesterday wrote a mail apologising to her fans who are expecting to see her at the event as widely publicised.

PDP chieftain Mr Joseph Paago kidnapped and murdered in Rivers State.

A PDP chieftain and the immediate past chairman of Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State, Mr. Joseph Paago has been murdered. Paargo was kidnapped on Tuesday evening along Tai Gokana Road by unidentified gunmen on his way to Dere to attend a ceremony organized by Hon. Victor Giadom, the chairman of the local government. Paago’s dead body was discovered inside his white Toyota Avensis car along Afam Road in Obigbo Local Government Area of the state.

Paago was a lecturer in the Faculty of Law of University of Port Harcourt, when he was appointed chairman, Caretaker Commitee of Gokana by Govenor Chibuike Amaechi after the Supreme Court declared him governor of the state. Paago handed over to Hon. Victor Giadom, the present local government chairman.
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