Wednesday, February 4
Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chukwuma Soludo, has reaffirmed his claim that at least N30 trillion of Nigerian money has either been stolen, diverted or unaccounted for in the last few years under Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as finance minister. He however said that does not include the about N8.6 trillion the African Union said is stolen from Nigeria annually.
In a statement he released today, Mr. Soludo said he stands by statements he made in the last one week exposing the rot in the Nigerian economy, and accusing President Goodluck Jonathan and Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala of ineptitud. Read full statement below
I STAND BY MY STATEMENTS - Chukwuma Charles SOLUDO, CFR
1. My attention has been drawn to statements credited to the Hon. Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in response to my
True sad stories written by Marie-Therese Nanlong, Jos
AS you approach her, she averts eye contact, preferring to look at the ground; call her name, she nods her head without saying a word. She is equally not forthcoming when you try to engage her in a conversation. Yet this is a girl who was said to be outgoing and playful before her most recent traumatic experience.
But after much prodding by Vanguard Features, VF, 13-year-old Sadia (not real name) and a primary five pupil of a private school in Jos, the Plateau State capital, was able to tell her story, albeit amidst tears.
A middle aged man was caught defiling her at about 7am on the fateful day of October 12, 2014. It was an ugly incident that has since turned her life upside down and left residents in the neighbourhood reeling in shock.
- Residents in shock
She said it was not the first time the man raped her, adding that she had before this time
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Photo credit: MUDNigeria
Nigeria has been flagged as the country with the highest penetration of dual SIM devices in the world. A study carried out by Open Signal, a crowdsourced cell phone signal startup put the number of dual sim phone users at 66 percent prevalence. Meaning; for every five mobile phones in Nigeria, three will most likely turn out to be Dual SIMed.
South Korea has the lowest prevalence at 0.40 percent. Open Signal put forth this fact in its most recent report, after crunching data generated from over a million Open Signal downloads.
Vice President Muhammed Namadi Sambo yesterday urged electorates not to be deceived by anyone in the name of religion to decide who to vote for in the upcoming general elections.
According to DailyTrust, the vice President made the call in Minna during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential campaign. He said his party has more Muslims in its leadership than the All Progressive Congress (APC). He said:
“When people bring the issue of religion to deceive you, our party has more Muslims than APC. Therefore if this (is) the yardstick, we then have an edge.
Our chairman is a Muslim; the Director General of our campaign is a Muslim likewise. I
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Tuesday said she would no longer reply the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Soludo, over claims that that N30 trillion was stolen under her watch.
Okonjo-Iweala said this while responding to questions on a radio programme on Raypower. She, however, advised Nigerians not to be deceived by the misinformation by some politicians in the country.
When asked to comment on the alleged missing N30 trillion, the finance minister said:
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Horrific Moment Pregnant Woman Gives Birth in Wheelchair and Baby Dies after being Dragged along Floor
A baby boy died after he was born while his mother was being taken into surgery in a wheelchair and nurses accidentally dragged the newborn along the floor. The boy suffered fatal head injuries when his mother gave birth while in the wheelchair, and he was pulled along on his head for several feet before medical staff noticed.
The baby's mother, Shang Shao, 45, had been rushed to hospital in Luoyang City in central China's Henan province, and was already in labour when she was taken into surgery.
Ms Shang was only seven months pregnant when her water broke, and she was taken to hospital by
Family sources tell TMZ that Bobbi Kristina is at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA which is considered one of the top facilities for neurological problems. She's was at North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, GA near her home where she was found face down in a bathtub Saturday.
The presidential candidates, including Godson Okoye of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Sam Ekeh of Citizens Popular Party (CPP), Tuned Anifowose Kelani, Action Alliance (AA), and Ganiyu Galadima (ACPN) insisted that the present security situation in the country and the untidy manner in
Daily Mail reports that, the executions, at dawn local time today, came just hours after Islamic State militants released a sickening video that showed a captured Jordanian fighter pilot being burned alive in a cage.