Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Eid Al-Fitr 2014: When Does Ramadan End?

Muslims around the world will observe Eid al-Fitr on or around 28 July. - Reuters

Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr at the beginning of next week, to mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

This year, Eid Al-Fitr is expected to be on or around 28 July in the United Kingdom, depending on the sighting of the new moon.

According to a press release by the Fiqh Council of North America, Eid al-Fitr in the US, is on 28 July.

The three-day festival, commonly abbreviated to Eid, marks the end of the month-long fasting during Ramadan, which began on 28 June this year. The observation of Ramadan month marks the anniversary of the Quran being revealed to the Prophet Mohammed.

Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam along with belief, worship, charitable donation and the pilgrimage to Mecca.

Eid al-Fitr, popularly called the Festival of Fast Breaking, falls on the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month in the Islamic lunar calendar.

Eid al-Fitr, begins with morning prayers and is followed by feasting and celebration among family and friends.

Some muslims also celebrate the festival by wearing new clothes, giving each other gifts and decorating their homes.

Eid al-Fitr is one of the two biggest Muslim holidays of the year. The other major holiday is Eid al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

MUSIC: Shawnels (@iamshawnels) - Ayaminja (Am Scared)

Adeoye Nelson known as Shawnels is a prolific and potential vocalist. A Kogi State University mass-communication student. A singer of his own, whose pattern of music has influenced so many other artists positively.

Ayaminja is a track to always put on a replay.. taking considerations of the superb vocal and perfection of it.

Twitter: @iamshawnels
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Monday, 14 July 2014

Manager Flight Operations (MFO) at CHC Helicopter Corporation [APPLY NOW]

Job Title: IFR Offshore Captains (AW139)
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Touring, Nigeria


  Job Description:
Give Your Career a Vertical Lift!
At any given moment, on any given day, a CHC aircraft is in the air somewhere in the world. Whether we're transporting the men and women who keep the world's offshore oil and gas flowing, or taking an injured patient to safety, CHC sets the standard for safety, customer service, modern aircraft and efficiency. This is a billion-dollar business built on the foundation of a strong team spirit in our company and our greatest strength is our motivated and passionate employees. All you have to do is get on board.

CHC is currently hiring throughout our touring regions for IFR Offshore Captains on the AW139.

Please note, this posting is specifically for Nigeria. If you wish to put your name in the future opportunity posting for any of our other touring locations, please submit your application to requisition number: CH11490.

As the industry leader, we are looking for motivated, passionate pilots for whom safety is the number one priority. Your cooperative and mature attitude will ensure you can adapt to changing deadlines and priorities with ease.

What can you expect?:
To work 182 days a year in a balanced roster of 6 weeks on / 6 weeks paid time away from base.
To spend an additional 8 to 10 days annually in the simulator and in other forms of recurrent training.
You will be rewarded for your dedication and skill with unparalleled training, competitive salary and a superior benefits package.
You will have the flexibility to reside anywhere in the world you choose.

There is a strong team spirit at CHC. We work diligently together to provide professional and customer-centered service in challenging and diverse environments.

Required Competencies:
Play a key role in CHC’s ability to set the standard for safety, helping to maintain our position as world leader. Willingness to work at any of CHC Helicopter Services bases.
Willingness to work in Nigeria Cooperative team players capable of dealing with changing deadlines and priorities.
Flexibility with changing requirements regarding work hours/days, location and travel.
Supportive of continual safety and quality improvement.
Ability to work cooperatively in culturally diverse environments.

Qualifications & Experience:
3000 hours total time
1500 hours PIC
1200 hours PIC Multi-Engine
300 hours offshore
100 hours PIC AW139
50 hours of experience AW139
Current JAR/ICAO/Canadian/FAA ATPL with command IR / Night ratings Valid passport

**Please include types on which you have experience and note any previous offshore time in your resume**

Spam blockers and bulk mail folders can make initial communications difficult. After you submit your application, please ensure that your e-mail account will accept correspondence from the following domains: www.chc.ca and www.recruitingcenter.net.

Please apply ONLINE at www.chc.ca to be considered for this position. CHC is committed to equal opportunity employment and invites applications from all qualified candidates. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those who meet the qualifications will be contacted. Sorry, no phone calls please!

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Sunday, 13 July 2014

Boko Haram claims responsibility for Lagos, Abuja attacks in new video

Lagos: The head of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists has claimed responsibility for a June 25 bombing in the capital Abuja and an attack hours later in Lagos which the authorities tried to cover up, in a video obtained by AFP Sunday.

In the 16-minute video, given to AFP through similar channels as past messages, Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau also voices support for the extremist Sunni Islamic State (IS) militants who have taken over large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria.

He also mocks the social media campaign Bring Back Our Girls which emerged to call attention to the plight of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped on April 14 by the Islamists from the remote northeastern town of Chibok.

"We were the ones who detonated the bomb in filthy Abuja," Shekau said, referring to the attack a popular shopping centre that killed at least 22 people.

Later that day, a huge blast rocked the Apapa port district of Lagos, which the authorities blamed on cooking gas explosion, with no casualties.

An AFP investigation has revealed the blast was a deliberate attack involving high explosives.

"A bomb went off in Lagos. I ordered (the bomber) who went and detonated it," Shekau says in the video, which shows him flanked by at least ten gunmen in front of two armoured personnel carriers and two pickup trucks.

"You said it was a fire incident," he added. "Well, if you hide it from people you can't hide it from Allah."

Near the beginning of the video he calls several of the world's most prominent Islamist extremists his "brethren."

"May Allah protect you" he said, listing IS chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Al-Qaeda head Ayman al-Zawahiri, Taliban
leader Mullah Omar and several
others.

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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Inseperable? Wizkid & Tania Omotayo at MTN Music+ app launch [PHOTO]

To counter the rumor of their breakup, Wizkid and fashion designer girlfriend Tania Omotayo last night attended the MTN Music+ app launch and were pictured all over each other.

With this one can confidently say the two love birds are back together coupled with his surprise romantic birthday gift to her last month, June 14th.

21-year-old student commits suicide for being Jilted by lover

On thursday morning, friends and family members of a 21-year-old student of Maritime Academy Oron, Effiong Otu were at a loss why he committed suicide by hanging himself on a rope in his room after he was jilted by his girl friend.

Ann, a family member told ABsource that Effiong was found hanging in his room at Diamond Hill, a few minutes after he collected a rope from neighbours who became suspicious soon after he went inside his room with the rope wondering what he wanted to use it for.

According to the source, when his mother Grace Otu, a nurse at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital left the house at about 3pm on that fateful day, the young man borrowed a rope and killed himself.

According Ann: "The 10th of July was the 10th anniversary of his father's death in a car accident and after the anniversary and everyone had left the house including his mother, he went to a neighbour and borrowed a rope which he took to his room and hung himself."

Ann said: "The neighbours became suspicious of what he was doing in his room with the rope and decided to rush there but found the door to the room locked and before they could force the door open he had died."

She said before he hung himself, he called one of his friends, Adu on phone requesting him to tell his girl friend, Blessing who works with the UNICEM that she should now be happy that he has killed himself for her.

"Before his friend could rush to the house, the door had already been forced open by neighbours and Effiong's body was hanging from the ceiling of the house".

Ann stated that Effiong was an only son of the family and was given the late father's name as a source of succor for the family but "he has again left us by this thoughtless action"

Perhaps to give an inkling of his planned action, Effiong had posted on his facebook page on the 6th of July the following message "It's not about being engaged, married or in a relationship.

It's about being happy, safe, secured, relieved and feeling good. It's about peaceful state of mind, it's about sleeping at night without the fear of losing what you've got.

It's being yourself and not someone else, it's about feeling loved, happy, respected, understood, cared for and appreciated.! Goodnight my beautiful people!!

Efforts to speak with Hogan Bassey, the Cross River State Police Public Relations Officer did not yield any success as his phone was switched off. Effiong's body has been removed and de[posited at the mortuary of the General Hospital, Calabar.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

MUSIC: Leycorn (@leycorn) - Ibebe Idi


Salako Olamilekan, a widely known Lagos-based artiste popularly known as Leycorn a.k.a Faluya is here once again with this hot new single titled "IBEBE IDI" after a huge success on his latest track "Crazy Love" still gaining massive airplays & downloads.

The beat to "IBEBE IDI" is produced by M'Circle and the track mixed and mastered by Slaw.


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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

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Monday, 7 July 2014

Join Oluwabukola Funmilayo Sulaimon & Oluwasheyifunmi Oluwayemi Ayorinde As They Seal Their Love

Come celebrate with Oluwabukola Funmilayo Sulaimon and Oluwasheyifunmi Oluwayemi Ayorinde as they seal their love on:

Saturday 2nd, August 2014 at Bezer Hall Beside Ascon Filling Station Dalemo Sango Otta.

Time: 9.00am prompt.


Reception follows immediately at the same Venue.
Dress code: Purple and Lilac(bride family), Wine (groom family).

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Rufus Giwa Poly Closed as Students Protest Over Hike in School Fees

The students of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo, Ondo state, on monday, staged a protest over school fees hike by the school management.

According to student source, the management have issued a notice closing the school down for two weeks due to the sudden unrest being caused by the protesting students.

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Friday, 27 June 2014

Oil Subsidy Scam: Court Dismisses Tukur’s Application to Quash Charges

Justice Lawal Akapo of a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, on Friday June 27, 2014, dismissed an application filed by Mahmud Tukur and Ochonogor Alex, praying the court to quash charges preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The judge dismissed the application for lack of merit and abuse of court processes.
In his ruling, Justice Akapo upheld the prosecution's argument that "the issue of sufficiency of proof of evidence cannot be raised until the prosecution had closed its case". According to the judge, "this argument is vital and renders the application premature".

It would be recalled that, EFCC counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, had argued that the application to quash the charges against Tukur and Ochonogor was premature since the substantive suit was yet to considered.

Counsel to Tukur, Tayo Oyetibo, SAN, had argued that the charges preferred against the accused persons should not be entertained by the court because it was their company, Eterna Plc that committed the crime imputed to them.

However, Jacobs pointed out that the position of the law, on the issue, is that "a company on its own cannot commit a crime but must use human agents".

He further submitted that, the company, without the human agents, cannot answer to the alleged crime and that the roles played by the accused persons were clearly stated in their statements.
He prayed the court to "look at the statement of the first accused(Mahmud Tukur) who gave a vivid account of the transaction and how he signed for the monies paid into the account of the 4th defendant(Eterna Plc)."

Jacobs further submitted that Tukur's statement shows his involvement in the transaction that led to the charge. Besides, he said the accused is involved in the day- to- day-running of the affairs of the company and that Ochonogor as Director of Finance during this period, played major role in the importation and transfer of licence. "So, Tukur and Ochonogor are qualified to be charged together with Eterna Plc, as defined under the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State," he submitted.

Justice Akapo ruled that: "the court cannot delve into the substantive suit at an interlocutory stage.
I therefore find no merit in the application and it is accordingly dismissed".
He subsequently adjourned the matter to September 15, 22 and 25 for trial.

Mahmud Tukur, Alex Ochonogor, Abdullahi Alao and Eterna Plc were arraigned on a nine-count charge over an alleged N1.8billion subsidy scam.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

BREAKING NEWS: An Aeroplane Flying From Nigeria To Gabon Is Missing [DETAILS]

According to reports, a four-seater plane flying from Nigeria to Gabon through Cameroon has disappeared, according to Cameroon aviation sources on Tuesday.

The plane, owned by the U.S. company 'Global Aviation', took off from Kano in northern Nigeria at 1800 hours on Monday en route Libreville in Gabon, where it was scheduled to arrive at 2300 hours, after a stopover in Douala, Cameroon. However, the station said that the plane, with only the American pilot on board, did not make it to Douala It said the last contact the plane had with the control tower took place in Mongo, which is two hours flight from the Cameroonian economic capital. Report says that search and rescue operations led by Cameroon's civil aviation authorities have not yielded any positive results. (PANA/NAN)

THE KICK OF HOPE: NIKKI LAOYE, SAMMIE OKPOSO & NCFRMI PLAY FOOTBALL TO CELEBRATE WORLD REFUGEE DAY

On Saturday, June 21st 2014, the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Southwest Zonal Office, Lagos Nigeria organised a Novelty Football Match, at the Onikan Stadium;  with a team of celebrities and NCFRMI staff taking on a team of Refugees from Mali, Cote D’ivoire, Central African Republic and Sudan. 

The celebrities in attendance were led by Voice of NCFRMI - Nikki Laoye, Sammie Okposo and veteran dancer and choreographer Muyiwa Osinaike. The match was also attended by the Honourable Federal Commissioner of the NCFRMI, Hajiya Hadiza Sani Kangiwa, who performed the ceremonial kick-off of the match. The match was keenly contested as the Refugee Team played with much gusto and skill, scores ended at 7 – 5, in favour of the Refugee Team, with Nikki Laoye and Sammie Okposo recording their names on the score sheet with two (2) well taken goals. In her remarks, the Honorable Federal Commissioner, extolled the skills of the players in the Refugee Team, noting that some of them were good enough to play for professional football teams, she furthermore indicated that the Commission would look into the possibility of inviting talent scouts to evaluate some of the players.

Nikki Laoye in her remarks, expressed her excitement at the notion behind the novelty match which promotes unity and further extends a hand of fellowship and acceptance to the refugees in Nigeria. She also thanked her colleagues who honoured the invitation to take part in the Novelty Match. She further encouraged the Refugees by saying  “despite all you've been through, stand strong and stay focused on building a new life for yourselves. Keep praying and trusting God, He will provide all you need”. 

Music veteran Sammie Okposo, also articulated his appreciation at being able to give back to the society, noting that he had no idea that Nigeria had a proper agency which cared for Refugees and Internally displaced persons; and as a goodwill message, he encouraged the refugees and IDPs stating that “it is not a good thing to be displaced, but for whatever reason you are displaced, there is an umbrella here, so if you run in here (NCFRMI), you are well covered as far as Nigeria is concerned”. 

Nollywood actress, Judith Audu, who was also in attendance, commended the initiative, stating that “it is always good to do things like this for the refugees, as it gives them a sense of belonging and lets them know that they have a family here in Nigeria, I particularly enjoyed watching Sammie Okposo and Nikki Laoye score goals each”.

Asides from the football match,  the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Southwest Zonal Office had earlier organized a symposium, which held at the Exhibition Hall of the National Museum on Wednesday the 18th of June 2014, with the theme: A Minute’s thought for the Displaced and Oppressed. The keynote lecture was given by Professor Epiphany Azinge (SAN), the immediate past Director-General of the Nigerian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) while Voice of NCFRMI, Nikki Laoye delivered an address and perfomance of her hope themed song, "Joy Comes".
The World Refugee Day is Celebrated on the 20th of June every year.

Monday, 23 June 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Bomb Blast Rocks School of Health Technology in Kano

Many people feared dead Monday afternoon 23th June 2014 as bomb explodes at the premises of Kano School of Health Technology located along Gida Murtala–B UK Road.

The high calibre improvised explosive device went off aroud 2pm at a time the scoop is in session.

Details later.

Whoops! Ini Edo Allegedly Suffers Miscarriage Again

Rumors smelling round town claims Nollywood actress, Ini Edo, has suffered another miscarriage after she was reported to have been pregnant sometime ago.

The actress who is in her 6th year of marriage was said to be in her late first trimester prego when she lost the baby.

According to those who have been monitoring her conceptions like Mimi Ubini, the lost pregnancy was the actress' 3rd miscarriage.

The worst of all is that fingers are being pointed at Ini husband's ex wife whom they said allegedly threatened that the actress would remain barren...aaha, naija i hail thee! Why should we always tag women who lose their husbands to others as witches?

Eniola Badmus Wins City People's Best Actress 2014

Yesterday, June 23, was the much anticipated City People's awards and trust us, everyone was there, especially in the Yoruba sector of the movie industry.

And yes, big-sized Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus smiled home with one of the biggest award of the night, as she cliched City People's plaque for Best Actress of The Year (Yoruba), 2014.

The actress was so excited as she walked majestically to the stage to grab the award.

Much later, she took to her Facebook to show it off. After sharing the award, she captioned it; "And d award goes to........thnk uu wonderful peepz for voting appreciate", she wrote.