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Christian beheads jihadist in Syria revenge killing

A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an Islamic State group (IS) militant to avenge people “executed” by the jihadists in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the incident took place on Thursday in Hasakeh province, where IS holds large areas of the countryside.
According to the monitor, the Christian fighter, a member of the minority Assyrian community, found the jihadist in the local village of Tal Shamiram.
“He took him prisoner and when he found out he was a member of IS, the Assyrian fighter beheaded him in revenge for abuses committed by the group in the region,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.
The Observatory is based in Britain but has covered the Syrian conflict since it broke out four years ago thanks to a network of sources inside the country.

The Christian was fighting in the ranks of Kurdish forces who earlier this month drove IS out of more than a dozen Assyrian villages the jihadists had…

Our nation secure, democracy stable, future bright, says outgoing President

Outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan (left) and incoming President Muhammadu Buhari, at State House in Abuja … yesterday• Hands over confab document, lists achievement
• Buhari praises Jonathan for peaceful transition  
The former Head of State will be officially sworn in today as the President. Meanwhile, ahead of Jonathan’s return to his Otuoke community in Bayelsa State today after a tenure as the president of Nigeria, an air of excitement has become visible in Yenagoa, the state capital and its environs.
Before the hand-over, Jonathan had received Buhari who arrived at the Presidential Villa at 10.58 a.m. before both leaders went straight into the President’s office. The President-elect, wearing a green kaftan and a Zanna cap to match, arrived in Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) with registration number MKA 644 BC.
He was accompanied by the Vice President-elect, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (AP…

‘How phishing emails target banks accounts, e-payment channels’

ACTIVITIES of cybercriminals appear to be on the upward swing, as fraudsters continued to make several attempts at getting unauthorised access to peoples’ bank accounts and other electronic payments platforms.
Checks by The Guardian showed that customers of some top commercial banks in the country, including Zenith Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), United Bank for Africa (UBA) and Access Bank, are currently being bombarded with suspecting electronics mails targeted at their daily Internet banking activities, which are purported to have been sent from their respective banks, by so doing making them vulnerable to cyber attacks.
Already, a Nigeria Interbank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS) 2014 report, informed that there were 1, 461 cases of fraud last year involving N7.7 billion-attempted value. But that about N6.2 billion were actually lost to e-fraud.
The fraud is projected to come through several scam mails, technically called phishing, which are being received on a dail…

Poor connectivity dogs PoS transactions

A POS terminal-securityaffairs• Lagos records 62% adoption rate
TELECOMMUNICATIONS network connectivity difficulties continued to mar the progress seen in Point of Sales (P oS) adoption rate in Nigeria, according to findings.
While this challenge persist, it has also been discovered that there is still huge preference for cash among consumers and a low level of awareness of the benefit of using PoS especially among non-users.
Already, as at December 2014, Nigeria has deployed about 350, 000 PoS terminals across the country, a significant increase from the about 120,191 in 2013, but a new Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) report, obtained by The Guardian, on Monday, showed that 72.5 per cent of non-users claim to be unaware of the benefits of using PoS.
The report, however, put PoS adoption rate in Lagos at 62 per cent. It noted that 62 per cent of merchants provided PoS payment option and 63 per cent of individuals owned and used debit/credit cards that is …

Glo targets 22 Nigerian airports with Wi-Fi facilities

Wifi. Photo; apk20NIGERIA’s National Telecommunications Carrier, Globacom, has launched the country’s first ever-comprehensive airport Wi-Fi facility in collaboration with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
With this development, passengers and other users of the airports will now be able to connect wirelessly to the Internet through their smart phones, tablets, laptops and other smart devices.
Senior government officials, led by the Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka, formally commissioned the facility, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Monday.
Globacom’s Coordinator, Business Solutions, Ike Oraekwuotu, said the telecommunications firm was “delighted to bring Nigeria up to speed with one of the best trends in the aviation industry worldwide by introducing ultra high speed Wi-Fi data experience for travellers and other users of our airports, beginning with Nigeria’s flagship airport, the MMIA.”‎
According to Oraekwuotu, the …

President-elect considers only 19 ministries

BuhariMay announce some personal aides before Friday AS part of measures to reduce the cost of governance, the incoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari may retain only 19 ministries from the present 31.
Consequently, most of the candidates being considered for the federal executive council (FEC) will end up as ministers of state, after all.

Besides, the president-elect is said to be considering the feasibility of announcing his Chief of Staff, Principal Secretary and a handful of Special Advisers before Friday so that there can be some semi-official interface between the outgoing government and the incoming one in the context of handing over of tangible assets in the State House.

The Guardian was told last night that there is one mind in all policy advisory committee members that the number of the ministries should be pruned to about twenty as part of over-all strategy to reduce high cost of governance in Abuja.
It was learned that the cost-of-governance-reduction st…

Jonathan wants total probe of past administrations, uncovers $1bn past judgment debts

Jonathan President Goodluck Jonathan said in Abuja on Wednesday that those calling for the probe of his administration should ensure that all past administrations were subjected to it.
The president said this in his speech at the Valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council at the State House in Abuja.
He said that his administration recently uncovered huge judgment debts accumulated by previous administrations.
Jonathan said that a lot of things had gone wrong in the country which were all ascribed to his administration, adding that his administration had done well in spite of the criticisms.
“Some people are even calling for the probe of the government.
“I agree that in Nigeria there are a number of things that will be probed; very many things; even debts owed by the states and debts owed by this nation from 1960.

“Up to this time they say it is the Jonathan administration that owes all these debts.
“And I believe that anybody calling for probe must also ensure t…

Buhari consults marketers, others on fuel subsidy

Buhari• Power generation plummets to 1,327mw
• Aliyu canvasses its removal
PRESIDENT-ELECT, Muhammadu Buhari, is now gathering data that will drive his policy direction on the downstream sector of the petroleum industry, with a view to finding solution to scarcity of products.
The Guardian gathered that he is making contact with relevant stakeholders on how to effectively implement the subsidy regime by analysing the market response to the policy, especially as it affects acute scarcity of products.
Meanwhile, Nigeria is plunging further into darkness, as power supply collapsed across the country. In fact, unless there is a miracle of some sort in the next 24 hours, Jonathan would be handing over a power sector that is generating a meagre 1,327 mega watts of electricity or less.
Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, yesterday, said the solution to frequent fuel crisis is total removal of subsidy on petroleum products. He said this at the inauguration of a three-star …

Long walks to freedom? Nigerians hit the road for Buhari

BuhariWhen Muhammadu Buhari was elected as Nigeria’s next president two months ago, it sparked wild celebrations on the streets that lasted for days, particularly in his northern stronghold. For 33-year-old construction company worker Suleiman Hashimu, the country’s first ever victory by an opposition party prompted a more unusual response: to walk half way across the country.
“Two years ago, I made a promise to God that should General Buhari win the 2015 presidential election, I would trek from Lagos to Abuja to celebrate his victory,” Hashimu told AFP.
The 750-kilometre (470-mile) trek from the Atlantic coast in the southwest took him through difficult terrain and robber-infested roads, with just a knapsack on his back, some toiletries and cash.
He reached the capital on April 20, 18 days after setting out, earning him widespread publicity and a meeting with his political hero, who formally takes over the reigns of power on Friday.
“At one point I felt like giving up,…

Lagos govt cancels movement’s restriction for May 30th sanitation

The Lagos state government has cancelled restriction of movement during Saturday May 30thenvironmental sanitation exercise in the state.
While announcing the cancellation, the Commissioner for Environment, Tunji Bello said the cancellation is to enable residents of the state participate fully in all activities lined up to celebrate the inauguration of the president-elect Muhammadu Buhari and the Lagos state governor elect, Akinwunmi Ambode. “The Lagos State Government has cancelled restriction of human and vehicular activities during the May monthly sanitation coming up this Saturday as the state prepares for the swearing-in/inauguration ceremony of the new governor. This cancellation is to allow for a hitch-free swearing-in and inauguration coming up both in Lagos and Abuja. The restriction of movement was lifted in order to allow full participation of our people during the state and national inauguration ceremonies. The restriction of movement was lifted to also allow e…

13 ships arrive Lagos ports with food, petroleum products

A ship arriving at the sea. Image source NigerianportsThirteen ships carrying various products have arrived at the ports in Lagos, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Thursday in Lagos. This is contained in the daily ‘Shipping Position’ published by the NPA, which was made available to newsmen.
The NPA said that seven of the ships arrived with food products, including rice in bags, frozen fish and palm oil.
It said that the remaining six ships sailed into the ports with petroleum products, including petrol, base oil and diesel.
The NPA also said it was expecting the arrival of 35 ships at the Lagos ports from May 28 to June 17.
According to the NPA, 16 of the expected ships would sail in with containers, while four others would arrive with general cargo.

It said food products, including frozen fish, bulk salt, buckwheat, bulk sugar and crude palm oil would be brought in seven ships.
Petroleum products, including petrol and bulk gas, are expected to be brought in four s…

New Refinery Plus 1,500 New Jobs Coming to Rivers State and Nigeria

National Standard Finance is delighted to announce its first major investment in Nigeria as part of its recently announced Economic Stimulus plan for Nigeria.
Omega-Butler Refineries from the UK and National Standard Finance, LLC have teamed up to are build and finance a “turn-key” construction of modular mini oil refinery starting with capacity of 1,000,000 metric tons per year (20,000 barrels per day) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
This will be the first module; further modules will be built once the first module becomes profitable, making 100,000 bpd in total.
Employing the most progressive technologies of deep crude oil processing, the Refinery is designed for production of environmentally friendly Motor Fuels (Petrol and Diesel, matching strict requirements of Euro-3&4 standards) and high quality Bitumen suitable for roads construction.
With the Yield of light oil products around 90%, this Mini Refinery outperforms the industry standards. It will deliv…

Jonathan bags another Peace Award, urges Buhari to recognise contributions of Nigerians

President Goodluck Jonathan //Image: Wikipedia President Goodluck Jonathan was on Tuesday honoured with another award of “Peace Loving Global Citizen” for his decision to accept the result of the 2015 Presidential poll.
The award was presented to the President by the Universal Peace Federation(UPF) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Speaking at the event, President Jonathan urged the incoming administration to accept the contributions of all Nigerians to the progress and development of the country.
“We have a country, the country will be more united. I believe and only pray that the incoming government should appreciate the contributions of everybody and see how we will run Nigeria as a country that belongs to everybody and all citizens irrespective political persuasion.’’
While commending the group for the honour, Jonathan said Vice-President Namadi Sambo also deserved the honour, saying that his singular act of accepting defeat in the election also affected him.
“My si…

Australia to vote for Al-Hussein in election for FIFA president

Football Federation Australia will seek a fresh start for football’s governing body FIFA and vote for Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein as its next president, FFA Chairman Frank Lowy said Thursday.
Lowy is in Zurich, Switzerland, to attend the FIFA Congress amid a vast corruption scandal engulfing world football’s governing body.
FIFA was rocked on Wednesday with the arrest of several of its officials on corruption charges, but it was adamant that its congress and leadership vote would go ahead as planned this week.
The Asian Football Confederation, a key ally of FIFA president Sepp Blatter, and the Confederation of African Football have both insisted Thursday that the FIFA congress and presidential election should go ahead as planned.
But the European confederation UEFA said the election should be postponed.
Lowy, speaking in Zurich after a round of meetings, said it was time for ‘profound change within FIFA.’

“FFA believes that profound change within FIFA is needed as soon a…

NDLEA turns down Kashamu’s request to vacate his residence

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Tuesday turned down an order requesting it to vacate the residence of Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, in Lagos.
The Agency’s Head of Public Affairs, Mitchel Ofoyeju, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos .
Ofoyeju said that the agency received a court order to vacate the residence and directed both Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Bello Adoke and Ahmed Giade, Chairman, NDLEA to appear in court.
ADVERTISING According to the statement, the NDLEA did not believe that any court would issue such warrant preventing any agency to perform its statutory role as drug trafficking law enforcement agency.
Ofoyeju said the agency would continue to maintain its stand on monitoring the residence of the Senator-elect in preparation for his extradition after his appearance in court.
“The NDLEA wishes to reiterate that his rights like that of other citizens shall be respected and the due process of law followed in this case.

“The …

Spain judge opens terrorism case against Boko Haram

A Spanish High Court judge agreed Thursday to hear a lawsuit against Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram and its leader Abubakar Shekau for crimes against humanity and terrorism.
The judge ruled he was competent to handle the case under the principle of universal jurisdiction — which allows courts to try certain atrocities committed in other countries — because the case concerns a Spanish nun who is a victim of the group.

A Spanish High Court judge said Thursday he has agreed to hear a lawsuit against Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram and its leader Abubakar Shekau for crimes against humanity and terrorism.

Judge Fernando Andreu ruled he was competent to handle the case under the principle of universal jurisdiction — which allows courts to try certain atrocities committed in other countries — because the case concerns a Spanish nun who is a victim of the group.
Spanish public prosecutors accused Boko Haram in its lawsuit of “harassing” and “pu…

Ondo Commissioner advises organisations against rejection of corps members

Mr Bekekhimi Idhiarhi, the Ondo State Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, on Thursday advised organisations and agencies against rejection of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members.
Idhiarhi gave the advice in an interview with newsmen in Akure.
He was commenting on the rejection of corps members by some agencies and organisations to which they had been posted in the state.
“Rejection of corps members is quite frustrating. Somebody who is ready to work for his or her country will be disappointed, if rejected,” Idhiarhi said.
The commissioner said that those rejecting corps members were not appreciating the scheme.
He reiterated the commitment of the state government toward enhanced welfare packages for corps members posted to the state.
According to him, the state will also continue to guarantee their security.

Why we revised curriculum–NCCE

The National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) on Thursday said that the commission had revised its curriculum to enhance the production of specialised teachers in all colleges of education.
NCCE’s Acting Executive Secretary, Dr Alex Meyanga, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the commission was moving away from the era of producing teachers in general subjects to that of specialised disciplines.
He said that the review of the curriculum would enable teachers to specialise in a particular field unlike the general teaching techniques to improve the quality of teaching.
Meyanga said that the NCCE had also introduced early childhood care education for teachers at the primary school level.
“We have reviewed our curriculum recently; we are moving away from what we call generalist teachers to specialist teachers.
“We have started producing teachers for early childhood care education; once you graduate, you are qualified to teach or handle children a…

Tech training to enhance participation of girls in ICT

Girls in ICT. Photo; sciencelens AN independent fibre optic infrastructure and telecommunications services  provider across West Africa, Phase3 Telecom, is soliciting for early education and consistent technology training for the girl child in order to sustain them and active in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) space.
According to the firm, it is collaborating with eBusiness Life Communications to mark the 2015 edition of the globally celebrated International Girls in ICT Day.
The Chief Executive Officer of Phase3 Telecom, Stanley Jegede , said, Girls in ICT initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), is a global effort to raise awareness on empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in ICTs.
To date over 111,000 girls and young women have taken a part in more than 3,500 events held in 140 countries around the world.
In commemoration of the 2015 Girls in ICT, themed “Expanding Horizons and Chang…

Putin condemns US over FIFA probe

Russia switched the focus of its tensions with America from Ukraine to the football pitch Thursday with President Vladimir Putin lashing out over the US probe into FIFA.
The Kremlin strongman condemned the arrest of seven top FIFA officials, accusing Washington of trying to oust football boss Sepp Blatter after he resisted pressure to stop Russia hosting the 2018 World Cup.
“We know about the pressure that has been put on (Blatter) with the aim of banning the holding of the 2018 World Cup in Russia,” Putin said in comments released Thursday.
“His general position is that sport and politics should be kept apart.”
The arrests Wednesday in Zurich two days ahead of a FIFA presidential vote was “clearly an attempt to block the reelection of Blatter,” Putin said, alleging the US was trying to “spread its jurisdiction to other countries”.
Putin has made opposing what he portrays as US meddling in the world a key plank of his foreign policy and uses claims he is checking Ame…

Mother Celebrates Children's Day by Stabbing His Son to Death in Ogun

An Ogun woman, identified as Funmilayo Adeyanju, has killed her son at Ogunso area of Otta in Ado-Odo/Otta Local Government Area of the state, allegedly stabbing her child, Emmanuel, several times on the head and other parts of the body with a knife.

The child was a product of an alleged incestuous relationship between the woman and her own biological father.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident, saying:

“The police have been to the scene to recover the body of the child. The woman has been acting strangely like a person who is of unsound mind. The police would carry out proper investigation.

“The police will work on the state of mind of the woman and will have to seek the help of an expert to know her mental state.”

Happening Now!!! Buhari Arrives Aso Rock For His Official State House Tour

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has arrived for a tour of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buhari and some aides arrived at exactly 11am.
President Goodluck Jonathan is expected to conduct Buhari round the villa.
Both leaders first met behind closed doors inside the President’s office.

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The Governing Council of the multi-campus Osun State University (UNIOSUN) has sacked three principal officers.

The council recommended for approval of the Visitor, Governor Rauf Aregbesola, the termination of the appointment of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Bashir Okesina.

The council, on Tuesday, gave letters of termination of appointment to the Registrar and the Bursar, Dr. Julius Faniran and Alhaji Fatai Lasisi.

The termination of their appointments followed the recommendations of the Visitation Panel set up by the governor.

The panel probed the allegations of financial misappropriation and mismanagement in the university.

But the university’s chapter  of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected the decision.

In a statement by its Chairman, Dr. Abiona Oluseye and eight other officers, the union said the action was done in bad faith.

The union also said the sack was prejudicial and violates the principle of equity and fairness.

It said: “It is instructive to st…

British Woman Devastated After Discovering Her Nigerian Lover Married Her For Visa (Photo)

Half-an-hour after Deana Charles walked down the aisle with her Nigerian groom, Ben Mowah, she shockingly realised she had just been scammed into a wedding-for-visa marriage.

Deana discovered Ben had been texting another woman. To make matters worse, she was left completely humiliated after Ben admitted he had only married her for a visa.

“My whole world came crashing down when I found out my marriage was a fake. I loved Ben with all my heart. We’d made loads of plans for the future and he seemed desperate to start a family.”

Checkout Buhari's Convoy to Aso Rock This Morning (Photo)

The peoples general was reportedly in an all black convoy as he headed to Nigeria's seat of power.


OMG !!! Aborted Baby Discovered in UNIPORT Car Park (Graphic Photo)

The dead fetus was discorverd this morning around UNIPORT main campus park.

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Mother Who Was Told Her Baby Died at Birth, Reunites With the Stolen Child 41 Years Later (Photo)

A mum who was told her son died shortly after birth has been reunited with him – 41 years later.

The nightmare began for Nelly Reyes back in 1973 when she had her newborn son was taken from her.

And it ended, as these amazing pictures show, when the 61-year-old mum-of-six finally met son Travis Trollier in an airport they shared a hug that spoke a thousand words.

Spanish-speaking Nelly held a sign reading: “‘Lovingly waiting for Travis, your mother Nelly and family“, as her English-speaking long-lost son and his 10-year-old son and daughter, 22, came through the arrivals gate.

The emotional mum told CNN: “I’m going to hug him every day. I love him so much.”

See The Faces of Federal Govt Workers Involved in N1bn Economic Reform Scam (Photo)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday arraigned two workers in the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation for N1bn scam.

The accused ─ Mohammed Audu, aka Abdullahi Mohammed, and Yahaya Ayodeji ─ were arraigned before Justice Yusuf Halilu of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Jabi, Abuja, on 10 counts bordering on criminal conspiracy and complicity in award of contact.

The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said, “The duo abused their offices by floating companies through which they cornered contracts emanating from the Work Bank’s Economic Reform and Governance Project, domiciled in the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.”

Lamar Publicly Declares That he Wants Khloe Kardashian Back

Lamar Odom seem to really want Khloe back. The ex NBA star was caught up with some pesky paparazzi photos recently.

They asked him if a reunion of him and Khloe Kardashian was still possible – he dropped a bombshell and responded “Of course!”

But that’s not all!

He went on to say Khloe is “still my girl,” and then chipped in “That’s my wife.”

I wonder what French Montana would say when he hears this?

Recall, Khloe filed divorce documents in December 2013.

Since then, there’s hardly been any movement from both parties to actualize the divorce for more than a year.

Lamar has blatantly refused to sign divorce papers. Apparently, the judge assigned to their divorce proceedings, is threatening to dismiss the divorce filing due to lack of action from the former couple.

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