Saturday, June 24, 2017

FOR THE RECORD: Nigeria Needs To Recruit 30,000 Police Officers Annually For Five Years — IGP

From left: Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu; Convener of the Civil Society Situation Room Dialogue, Clement Nwankwo; and IGP Ibrahim Idris, at the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room dialogue session with IGP and INEC Chairman in Abuja on Friday (23/6/17). 03501/7/2017/Johnson Udeani/ICE/NAN
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Friday said Nigeria needed to recruit 30,000 police personnel annually for five years to meet UN recommendation.

Ex-Militant Leaders Resolve To Support Buhari’s Peace Initiatives

Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd)
Ex-militant leaders of phases 2 and 3 had resolved in Port Harcourt, Rivers, to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s peace initiatives for the region.

South Sudan Cancels Independence Day Events

A woman and a girl carry food on March 10, 2017, from a distribution centre in Ngop in South Sudan, a country where violence and subsequent famine have killed tens of thousands and forced 3.7 million people from their homes
South Sudan, the world's youngest nation gripped by civil war, has cancelled its official independence day celebrations for the second year running.

US’s Star, Ice Cube, Has Big Expectations For His BIG3 3-On-3 League

In this Jan. 11, 2017 photo, former NBA player and players union deputy Roger Mason, left, listens as entertainer Ice Cube, right, announces the launch of the BIG3, a new 3-on-3 professional basketball league, in New York. For his league of former NBA players that debuts Sunday, the actor-entertainer insisted the competition be serious, a proper representation of a form of basketball that's so popular that it's ticketed for the next Olympics. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Ice Cube is not planning an old timer's tour. He isn't interested in All-Star Game intensity.
In this Jan. 11, 2017 photo, entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz, far left, and Ice Cube, second from right, pose with former NBA players Kenyon Martin, second from left, Allen Iverson, third from left, Rashard Lewis, third from right, and Roger Mason, far right, after a press conference announcing the launch of BIG3, a new 3-on-3 professional basketball league, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Friday, June 23, 2017

‘Rohr’s Super Eagles Need African Football Mentality To Beat Indomitable Lions’

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr
Former Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu has called on the Gernot Rohr-tutored senior national team to learn to play the African way if they desired to beat Cameroun in their 2018 World Cup qualifying series’ double-header in late August and early September.

Middle Belt, Northern Minorities Seek 12 Regions, 54 States

2014 Nigeria National Conference - Day 3 Plenary
•Want govt to implement 2014 confab report •Say current arrangement unbalanced, unfair
Leaders of the Middle Belt and other northern minorities met in Abuja yesterday and asked the Federal Government to immediately begin the implementation of the 2014 national conference report to address the agitations for the restructuring of the country.

How Trump’s Dubious Claims Make The Entire Government React

President Trump tweeted on June 22 that he doesn't possess — and didn't record — tapes of his private conversations with former FBI director James B. Comey. (Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post)

The words leapt from President Trump’s mind to Twitter at 8:26 a.m. on the Friday after he fired FBI director James B. Comey, setting off a cascade of activity inside and outside the federal government to figure out what, exactly, he meant.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Key Findings From New Study On Americans' Attitudes On Guns

Gun culture in the United States - Wikipedia
The nonpartisan Pew Research Centre released a poll Thursday that seeks to measure Americans' relationship with guns and attitudes toward gun policies.

EBOLA OUTBREAK: Ebola Burial Teams Dramatically Cut West Africa Outbreak: Study

Efforts of Red Cross volunteers to properly bury highly contagious bodies potentially averted as many as 10,452 Ebola cases
Red Cross volunteers prevented a significant number of Ebola cases during the 2013-2016 epidemic in West Africa by using safe burial techniques, according to a study released Thursday.

Tanzania President Says Young Mothers Cannot Go Back To School

The president has a reputation for being a no-nonsense leader. AFP
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has said that under his presidency schoolgirls who become mothers will not be allowed to go back to school after giving birth.
Photo © 2016 Elin Martínez/Human Rights Watch

Nigerian Govt Declares Monday June 26, Tuesday June 27 Public Holiday

The federal government has declared Monday and Tuesday, June 26 and 27, as Public Holiday to mark Eid-el-fitr celebration.

'Powerful' Court Ruling In South Africa

Parliament's speaker will now decide on whether MPs can vote in secret on no-confidence motion against the president. Reuters
South Africa's constitutional court has ruled that the speaker of parliament does have the discretion to request a secret ballot in a vote of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma.

Ruling On Zuma Secret Ballot Vote Expected

President Jacob Zuma AFP
South Africa’s constitutional court is expected to rule on whether a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma should be taken by secret ballot.

Census: Every Ethnic, Racial Group Grew, But Whites Slowest

In this May 4, 2016 photo, Duncan Wallace drives a golf cart from his house to his golf club as a group of landscape workers take a break in Vista, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
The United States is growing older and more ethnically diverse, a trend that is could put strains on government programmes from Medicare to education, the Census Bureau reported Thursday, June 22, 2017.
The United States is growing older and more ethnically diverse, a trend that could put strains on government programs from Medicare to education, the Census Bureau reported Thursday.

Ondo Records Five Cases Of Lassa Fever

Achievers University VC, Prof. Tunji Ibiyemi, who addressed journalists at the campus, refuted allegations that there were multiple cases, insisting that the institution only recorded one case.
Five fresh cases of Lassa fever were yesterday confirmed in Ondo State with two incidents in Akoko South West council and three in Owo council areas of the state.

Security Threat: Osinbajo In Marathon Meeting With Govs

L-R Governors Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo (C), Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, Kashim Shettima of Borno State
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday met with governors of the 36 states of the federation for over four hours in furtherance of his consultations on the three-month ultimatum handed the Igbos by Northern youths to relocate from the region.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

47% Of UK Students ‘Consider Themselves University Customers’

General view of UK students (Chris Radburn/PA)
Nearly half of UK students would describe themselves as customers of their university, new research suggests.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Spanish State Prosecutor Accuses Jose Mourinho Of Tax Fraud

In this Wednesday, May 24, 2017 photo, Manchester manager Jose Mourinho waits for the beginning of the soccer Europa League final between Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester United at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
A Spanish state prosecutor has accused former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho of tax fraud worth €3.3 million (US$3.7 million) in unpaid taxes, it was reported on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

2-IN-1 STORY: Hope Rises For 3,050MW Mambilla Hydro Project; Landslide May Stall Mambilla Hydro-Power Project

Nigeria: Mambilla Hydropower Project back on the cards: Fashola - SweetCrudeReports
Hopes that the long delayed construction of the 3,050MW Mambilla hydropower project in Taraba State will resume soon were raised yesterday when a ‘No Objection’ certificate from the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) landed on the desk of Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Raji Fashola.

India's No-Meat, No-Lust Advice For Pregnant Women Ridiculed

In this Oct. 22, 2011 photo, a doctor examines a pregnant woman at the district women's hospital, in Allahabad, in India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh. India's government is advising pregnant women to avoid all meat, eggs and lusty thoughts. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Doctors say the advice is preposterous, and even dangerous, considering India's already-poor record with maternal health. Women are often the last to eat or receive health care in traditionally patriarchal Indian households. But the booklet is defended by the government ministry that promotes traditional and alternative medicine.
India's government is advising pregnant women to avoid all meat, eggs and lusty thoughts.