Monday, 28 September 2015

UNILAG Students take to the streets over bed bug infestation [Photos]

Unilag students this morning as early as 7am shut down the university’s two exit gates, to protest what they described as the invasion of bedbugs and mosquitoes in their hostels. The protest of the students as led to hectic traffic around the university community. 
See below, photos from the protest;

I am still very much single – Chidinma reveals

Chidinma Ekile, Nigerian music act, better known as Ms Kedike, has debunked ongoing rumour and that she is hooked to someone in the entertainment industry.
It will be recalled that , the likes of Lynxx, Ruggedman and Wizkid, have allegedly confessed to having soft spot for the award winning diva.
In a recent chat with the media, the singer said, “There are rumors about artistes every day. In my own case, I don’t understand it and I don’t know why people don’t want to stop.
“For the record, I am not dating anyone in the industry.I am saying it officially now.
“No artiste, no producer, no music video director, no one. I am not engaged. I saw that recently and I just kept laughing. I am still very much single, ” she added.

54 Nigerians confirmed dead in Saudi Hajj stampede

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) last night confirmed the death of 54 Nigerians from the stampede that occurred in Saudi Arabia in the process of stoning the devil.
The chairman of the commission, Barrister Abdullahi Muktar Muhammed, told journalists in Makkah that 42 of the 54 that died were from states pilgrims welfare board while 16 were those brought to Saudi Arabia by tour operators.
He said of the 54 Nigerians Casualties, two were officials of NAHCON.
He also gave the names of the affected states to include Borno, Zamfara, Cross River, Jigawa, Kano, Kogi and Kebbi states.
Other states that lost pilgrims in the stampede were Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Sokoto, Taraba and Yobe states.
He said 61 other Nigerians from the state pilgrims board were injured while 16 were from tour operators.
According to the NAHCON chairman, there are hopes that the missing pilgrims could still be found, adding that committees have been set up to intensify search for the missing pilgrims.
A total of 769 pilgrims from all over the world lost their lives during the stampede.

Mecca Tragedy: Nigerian Man, Wives, Mother, Stepmother Die

The Sokoto State Pilgrims Welfare Agency has confirmed the killing of the Caretaker Chairman of Illela Local Government Area of the state, Alhaji Bello Gidan-Hamma, his mother, stepmother and two wives in the stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia.
The agency also confirmed the death of the Chief Imam of the Sultan Abubakar III Jumaa’at Mosque, Sokoto, Sheikh Liman Dan-Ata in the incident.
The Media Assistant to the agency, Alhaji Farouk Umar made this disclosure on Sunday.
Meanwhile, several pilgrims from the state had been declared missing.
However, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll-led Jama’atu Nasril Islam on Sunday urged the Saudi Arabian authorities to probe the stampede.

Date For Release Of Buhari’s Ministerial List Revealed

President Buhari’s Ministerial list will be revealed on Wednesday, 30th September, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, disclosed yesterday in New York.
Earlier on President Buhari had assured Nigerians that he will release the ministerial list in September, and that Nigerians should exercise patience and wait for the month to be over before criticising.
On APC’s position on the release of the ministerial nominees’ names this month, its National Chairman, Odigie-Oyegun said, “There is no cause for alarm. We are confident the president will keep his promise. He will not disappoint Nigerians on his pledge to provide good governance for the enhancement of the nation.”
The national chairman also assured on the readiness of the party to galvanise support for the speedy approval of the ministerial list when it is presented to the National Assembly. He said the APC members in the National Assembly were already aware of the need to cooperate to ensure that nothing delayed the roll out of the administration.
The delay by the president in the release of the ministerial list has been attributed to a “suffocating pressure” from some powerful political forces requesting him to shift his ground, especially, in relation to the appointment of persons who, though accused of corruption, have not been convicted in court.
Buhari has consistently said he would not appoint people with questionable character as ministers. But this well-intended stand of the president has been exploited by political opponents of whoever is believed to be on the cabinet list, as all sort of petitions sometimes containing spurious allegations have been written against likely nominees.
The news around the release of the ministerial list also comes with rumours of infighting and differences between Obasanjo and APC national leader and former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, over the nomination of ministers.

IK Ogbonna and wife model for Ruggedman's clothline

Barely one week after unveiling new designs from his Twentieth September Wears clothing line, Nigerian rapper Ruggedman had a photo session with showbiz couple Sonia and IK Ogbonna modeling his TSW tops. In the past, Ruggedman has had other popular celebrities like Monaisa Chinda model for the clothline while celebs like M.I, Psquare, Daniel Amokachi, Tunde and Wunmi Obe has all been spotted rocking the TSW designs. ... 
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