Monday, 26 May 2014

10 Billion Naira Jet Scandal: Why I Would Not Honour House’s Invitation - Alison-Madueke

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has given reasons why she would not honour the invitation by the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts, stating that the committee is yet to fulfill the conditions precedent for inviting public officers.
One of such conditions Alison-Madueke is insisting is that both chambers of the National Assembly are constitutionally required to show that they have passed a resolution duly published in their journal (Hansard) or in the official gazette of the Government of the Federation.

Nigeria army 'knows where Boko Haram are holding girls'

An image taken from a video made by Boko Haram showing the girls abducted from Chibok - 12 May 2014 
The Nigerian military say they know where the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are but they will not attempt a rescue.
Nigeria's Chief of Defence Staff said it was "good news for the parents," although he admitted the military would not risk "going there with force."

Arsenal 'make £18m bid for Griezmann'

Arsenal 'make £18m bid for Griezmann' 
Arsenal have kick-started their summer transfer business by making an £18million offer for Real Sociedad star Antoine Griezmann.
The French winger is a long-term target for Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, who reportedly made an offer for him in January.

Pochettino 'set to be named Spurs boss'

Pochettino 'set to be named Spurs boss'
Tottenham hope to name Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager in the coming days after holding advanced talks with the Southampton chief.
Pochettino, who has been a front runner in the race to replace the sacked Tim Sherwood, had looked set to stay at St Mary’s last week and sign a new contract.

2 Real Madrid Fans Die In Lagos

Two middle –aged men identified as Olusoga Ogunbanjo (39) and Bambo Sholeye (42) have slumped and died in Lagos after watching the crucial match in the UEFA championship final match between Atiletico Madrid and Real Madrid.
It was gathered that the duo, who lived in Lagos Island slumped and died when their team ( Real Madrid)  failed to equalise one goal at end of the 90 minutes game.

Funny Vine: Smack Cam Gone Wrong

Photos: Boy, 9, chained to bus stop all day so his grandmother can work

Boy, 9, chained to bus stop all day so his grandmother can work
This nine-year-old boy lies helplessly on the pavement in the sweltering Mumbai heat, chained to a bus stop so his grandmother can work.
Lakhan Kale has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and is unable to communicate with others.
His grandmother Sakhubai, who tied him up while she went off to sell toys and flower garlands by the road, said: ‘What else can I do? He can’t talk, so how will he tell anyone if he gets lost?’

Manchester United set to sacrifice Mata to land Schweinsteiger

United set to sacrifice Mata to land Schweinsteiger
Juan Mata’s Manchester United career could be over virtually before it has begun with new manager Louis Van Gaal prepared to allow the midfielder to join Barcelona.
The Dutchman is keen to sign Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, who he knows well from his spell as manager of Bayern Munich, and that is set to leave 26-year-old Mata out in the cold.

QPR to sign Lampard & Ferdinand

QPR to sign Lampard & Ferdinand. Seriously. 
QPR want to turn to experience after winning promotion back to the Premier League, with stalwarts Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand in talks over moves to Loftus Road.
Rangers sealed their return to the top flight with a 1-0 play-off final win over Derby County on Saturday, and Harry Redknapp wants to begin work strengthening his squad straight away.

Jonathan begs Nigerian media owners: Support me to “write” new constitution for Nigeria

President Goodluck Jonathan has asked a “special favour” from   Nigeria’s media owners. He wants them to generously deploy their newspapers, magazines, radio and television to back his new project of “writing” a brand new constitution for Nigeria, reliable presidency sources and associates of some of the media proprietors have told PREMIUM TIMES.