Friday, February 22, 2013

Jonathan makes a Uturn on change of UNILAG's name

President Goodluck Jonathan has reversed the change of name of the University of Lagos which he renamed Moshood Abiola University in a broadcast to mark the 2012 Democracy Day.
Chairman, Governing Council of University of Lagos, Professor Jerry Gana disclosed this yesterday in Abuja during his inauguration alongside three others by the Minister of Education, Professor Ruqayyatu Rufai
The name change had been the subject of litigation and protests from students and alumni of the institution while a court recently ruled that the change was illegal.
Gana who hailed President Jonathan for retaining the name of the institution. said the president had upheld the Constitution by reversing the change of name of the university.
“This is a pointer to the fact that the current administration is committed to entrenching democracy and justice in the country.’’
Gana, who was responding on behalf of the four councils, said they would ensure that the universities’ communities settled down in peace.
“I assure you that we will do our best to be fair, just and honourable in the discharge of our duties.” He also promised effective leadership with integrity, honour and justice.

Source: Vanguard

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Rich People Who Feared Giving Their Children Money

Everyone's always jealous of the kid with the rich parents, but being born rich isn't always a ticket to wealth. After all, not all rich people want to leave piles of money to their children.

And why not? They fear large sums of money will spoil their offspring and ruin their work ethic. They may have a point.

After all, Kim Kardashian and In-N-Out Burger owner Lynsi Torres, both of whom had rich parents growing up, don't sport college degrees. But they sure are successful. Really, really successful.

So who is the exception and what is the rule?

Bill Gates
Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the world's second-richest man, told The Sun in 2010 that he will donate most of his money to charity and "give the kids some money but not a meaningful percentage." He said on Reddit in February: "I definitely think leaving kids massive amounts of money is not a favor to them."

Warren Buffett
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett plans to donate most of his fortune to charity. Peter Buffett, Buffett's second-oldest son, told DailyFinance in 2011 that his father "transferred values to me, and not wealth."

Ted Turner
CNN founder Ted Turner, who has donated $1 billion to the United Nations, doesn't have much money left for his kids. He told MSNBC in 2010 that he is "almost to the edge of poverty" -- that is, his net worth is only $2 billion, according to Forbes.

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs, the late Apple CEO who revitalized the company, said in an interview with Playboy in 1985: "If you die, you certainly don’t want to leave a large amount to your children. It will just ruin their lives."

George Lucas
George Lucas, the writer-director behind the Star Wars series, doesn't plan to leave much money for his kids; he is giving most of it to charity. He wrote in a pledge letter that he is "dedicating the majority of [his] wealth to improving education" because "it is the key to the survival of the human race," according to The Wall Street Journal.

Graham Tuckwell
Graham Tuckwell, the founder and chairman of ETF Securities, who has donated $50 million to Australian National University for scholarships, told the Sydney Daily Telegraph he does not plan to give much money to his kids because "lots of money is poisonous to have." "If you just give them stuff, it almost destroys their desire to do things and you actually end up with kids who are a lot worse off." (Hat tip: CNBC.)

Steven Hayworth
Steven Hayworth, ex-CEO of Gibraltar Private Bank, told the New York Times in 2010 that he was glad his daughter was going to work at a clothing store that summer because he wanted her to learn "the value of a dollar."

Customs arrests professor with $1.1m at Lagos Airport

OPERATIVES of the Nigeria Custom Service, NCS, Murtala Muhammed International Airports, MMIA, Command, Wednesday arrested a passenger with $1.1 million at MMIA, Lagos on his way to Kenya
Disclosing this development at NCS office at the airport, Area Comptroller, Mr Charles Epowei Edike, identified the passenger as Professor Ofoegbu  Charles Ononuju, who claimed to be the director of an oil firm. (name withheld). According to Mr. Edike, the professor with passport registration number A04008969 claimed that he was travelling with such a huge amount of money to solve a dispute with Kenya community over oil blocks.
Edike said “the passenger declared the currency both on forms CDF1A and CDF1B, but claimed he was travelling with Kenya Airways flight number QR542 to Kenya, to solve dispute with Kenya community over oil blocks”
The Comptroller noted that the passenger and the currency had been handed over to officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for further investigation.

Ukrainians, other foreign Nationalties Kidnapped !

The police in Nigeria police had in a recent release confirmed the abduction of six foreign sailors in the nation's water by Sea pirates. The six made up of 3 Ukrainians, 2 Indians and a Russian were kidnapped along the coastal areas of Brass and Southern Ijaw local councils of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The abductors are however demanding for a ransom of sum of $1.3 million (200 million naira).
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Fidelis Odunna, (DSP) confirmed the incident.
He said  “We have deployed intelligence personnel in search of the six workers as well as arrest the kidnappers.”

Monday, February 18, 2013

Why APGA can't join Merger- Peter Obi

Governor Peter Obi had on Sunday said that joining the merger would result in his party APGA losing its identity, which he said would be contrary to the ideals of its late leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, who believed that it was better for the Igbo to be a majority in a minority by sticking to APGA, rather than joining a majority group where they would lose their identity and remain unheard.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The King Who Ruled Longer Than Any Other

Over time, the world has heard of history of kings and queens. But as there are ordinary rulers, there are also extraordinary ones. Today, we will take a look at the king who ruled far longer than any other king in the world. NGWENYAMA SOBHUZA II was the Paramount Ruler and the King of Swaziland for a mind-blowing 82 years and 9 months!!! 
King Sobhuza II of Swaziland in his traditional attire.

The current King of Swaziland and Sobhuza's son, King Mswati III.

Princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini, one of King Sobhuza II's over 1,000 grandchildren.

He succeeded the throne on December 10, 1899 when he was just a few months old However, Sobhuza II's grandmother, Labotsibeni Mdluli acted as the Regent until 1921. 

 It was under Sobhuza II that Swaziland gained independence from Britain and the current king, Mswati III is often referred to as Africa's last absolute monarch. Swaziland is in southern Africa and the capital is Mbabane. 

Well, there is another aspect of this great king that Iyaniwura will not forget to point out: he was prolific and polygamous, as is the tradition in Swaziland, where the king picks a new virgin wife every year in the annual Reed Dance. King Sobhuza II married 70 wives and had 210 children. That will give us about three kids per wife. Well, around 30 of the kids died during infancy while there are 97 sons and daughters still alive today. As at the time he died in 1982, he had more than 1,000 grandchildren! Ogalagaju! Opa eyin buruku nbe ni Swaziland o!

I will fight Lagos oposition with my last drop of blood - Oba Akiolu

Lagos monarch, Oba Rilwan Babatunde Akiolu has sent a note of warning to desperate politicians that might be thinking of taking over the state by illegitimate means, asserting that no one could capture Lagos.  Oba Akiolu, who also goes by the designation, Olowo Eko (Owner of Lagos), recalled that certain politicians had once boasted that they would take over Lagos by force, noting that such people were vehemently resisted and eventually humiliated. 

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UNILORIN Wins DOKITA Quiz Competition

PROF AKINKUGBE MEDICAL STUDENTS’ QUIZ, DOKITA Inter Collegiate Quiz Competition is the battle ground where the Medical Schools in Nigeria meet to display who is who among the medical institutions in the country.
This year's edition (the 7th) which was hosted by Onabisi Onabanjo University had the Unilorin medics triumph over their counterparts from OAU in the finals after a fierce and tensed battle. The Unilorin medics hitherto won Uniben and Bingham University in tough semifinal and quarterfinal tussles respectively.

Babangida Aliyu challenges Jonathan to be a true christian, prays for success of opposition merger

As 2013 draws near, political gladiators are getting set to take over from President Goodluck Jonathan notably among which are governors presently serving on the platform of his party namely Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State, Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State, Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State and Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State.

  Aliyu,  during an interview with a Kaduna-based radio station, Liberty said “What will be, will be in 2015. We must remind people of the promises they have made. When he (Jonathan) was going to declare, governors of PDP were brought together to ensure that we were all in the same frame of mind. Some of us, given the PDP zoning, were expecting that the northern states would produce the President for these number of years but God has done His own.

“At that discussion, it was agreed that President Jonathan would serve one term and we all signed and when he went to Kampala, he said the same thing. But for now, President Jonathan has not declared his candidacy and we must not be speculating based on who those are benefiting from such a thing. I believe that we are all gentlemen enough and when the time comes, we will all sit down and see what the right thing to do is.

“Many people may misunderstand my stance that I pray for the success of the merger of the opposition parties because I want a situation where in this country, parties can really challenge one another. So that we don’t take it for granted that because you have been winning elections, you can do as you wish. There is a purpose for election. There is a purpose for setting up government. You set up government for the competence, effectiveness and efficiency of running an administration. You don’t set it up because of a group of people to keep on enjoying to the detriment of the people.”

In a quick denial Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Dr. Ahmed Gulak said in response “President Goodluck Jonathan did not win the presidential election in Governor Aliyu’s state, Niger. 

“Anybody who has a presidential ambition, it is such a person’s constitutional right to have ambition.

“He should however go about his ambition without coming up with frivolous allegations.

“President Jonathan did not sign such an agreement with anybody to the best of my knowledge.

“The alleged agreement only exists in the figment of the imagination of somebody with presidential ambition.”

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Nigerians need 22 million naira to give birth in US- Embassy

The American Embassy in Nigeria had recently stipulated the minimum requirements before they are allowed to delivered in the states. They outlined some of the conditions required to get such visa which falls under Medical tourism category
This it said, is necessary to encourage applicants to be truthful during visa interviews.
One: The applicant has to show proof of available funds of at least $140,000 (about N22 million) to pay medical fees, and secondly, the applicant has to show proof of the need for medical attention in the US such as high risk pregnancy and the likes.
US Embassy Chief of Consular Section, Ms. Carol Cox, in an interview with select journalists in Abuja, yesterday disclosed that it would cost at least $60,000 to have a baby in the US.

In instances where complications arise from the delivery, the medical bills may go as high as $140,000.
Availability of the funds, Cox said is very important as it is necessary to ensure that American taxpayers do not have to pay such bills.
“We owe the American public who pay taxes to make sure that those who seek medical services in the US pay for such services. This is essential because there are those who have the money and are not willing to pay.
“It is very frustrating when you see a woman who is obviously pregnant, sometimes seven months gone, tell you during a visa interview that she is just going to the US for a vacation,” she said.

Goldie's husband recounts moments shared with her

When did you wed her? And were you still married as at when she passed yesterday?
We wed in December 2005 and were very much married when she passed indeed I was talking to her on arrival in Lagos before the fateful event
I work in Malaysia, we have a private home in UK, I do not have a second family
No kids, we were planning this year

How did you hear of her death? I found out you last saw her in December?
I was talking to her on arrival in Lagos before the fateful event

I see you moved back to England. Do you have another family?
Also did you have kids together?
There had been speculation for many years that she was married to an ‘oyinbo’ man. But no one could lay hands on anything. Why did you keep it a ‘secret’? 
Our private life is nothing to do with work life, there has to be a balance.
Continue to read more..

How did you meet her? She must have been very young…
I met her at a friend’s leaving party and fell in love straight away, but had to work hard to persuade her I was genuine

So you will be planning to come here for burial rites…
Yes I have applied for visa and shall come next week

But how did you manage the Prezzo drama? 

Prezzo was part of BBA game, just like in the movies, there was nothing to fear

But funny it dragged way beyond BBA
It dragged because the media dragged it, other wise it would have died naturally. Prezzo will say anything to get attention

Do you think he fell in love? And did you ever think Susan liked him for a minute…?
People fall in love and it’s not impossible to love more than one person, but there are different levels. She liked him initially, but began to despise him and distanced herself as he tried to use her she complained he was very manipulative

How did you come about your alias ‘Oyibopeppay?
Oyiiibopeppay is a name used in the villages for white man getting burned in the sun. I used to work in the bush erecting BTS for MTN and Glo

You have direct access to her password? The memories album was posted on her twitter. Or you requested for an admin to post?
I am an official admin. I don’t need any password but my own. It was authorised by Goldie

One last question: so much speculation on cause of death. I see from your facebook timeline that you’ve followed the reports. Have the doctors/family/label told you what the cause of death is?
An autopsy is being carried out and we will await results. The rest is speculation and hearsay

And did she have any medical condition?
She had no medical condition,

Is it true she was in India recently?
She was in Malaysia, we spent Christmas together away from prying eyes

What will you miss most about her?
Everything, she was the most beautiful person I ever met, no moment was wasted. Sweet, intelligent, sexy and a magnificent cook!!!!

And she was a determined young lady…
Very. That’s what I liked about her

Are you originally from England? Was she officially a citizen of your country by marriage? Or that was not concluded?
I’m from England and was processing Nigerian citizenship before I was transferred to Malaysia. Of course she was citizen of UK before we met, she lived and schooled there

She was indeed a star, as I’m sure you’ve seen from the tributes coming from far and near. Even the BBC and Billboard recognise her star
Yes we saw it on BBC news tonight. It is a devastating loss, but I support just as much wherever she has gone to.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

50 year Old Matriculates at Institute

Mr Ironbar with flanked by to daughters

Among the recently matriculated students at the petroleum training institute Efunrun, Warri is a 50-year-old man, Mr E. Ironbar.

Dickson Approves Death Penalty For Kidnappers In Bayelsa

The Governor of Bayelsa state seems to be saying "Abduct someone and die to Kidnappers in the state as he emphasized on his statements while he signs into law the new bill passed by the state house of assembly.

“It is morally indefensible for young people for whatever reason to go under the cover of darkness, armed with illegal weapons, terrorize villages and old people in their homes and then forcefully abduct and rough handle old people and take them as an article of trade. That is morally indefensible.

“It cannot be justified under any circumstance at all. As a government, we are by this law sending out a strong message of condemnation and that we are prepared and determined to work with our able security agencies as a team together to flush out such criminals from within Bayelsa or wherever they are operating from.

“As I said earlier, and most people know that when I say something, I do it. I will not hesitate to sign a certificate,(warrant) of execution.

Dr Sid and Tiwa Savage cover Labrinth's 'See Beneath Your Beautiful'

Beneath Your Beautiful was originally done by Labrinth and Emeli Sande, massive beautiful love song. Tiwa Savage and Dr sid killed it with their beautiful voice. Really cool

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Vacancy: HR & Administration Coordinator


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Job Function: Human Resources
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Job Function: Finance
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Undertake monthly stock taking of products within the warehouse and update the stock records and accounts to reconcile possible variances

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