Monday, 30 March 2015
Immigration officials claim Robert Jordan (right), of Manchester, has been living in the UK illegally since 1962 and have fined his employer, Mike Hill (left) for unwittingly giving him a job.
The pub landlord was fined A 15,000 for hiring 'illegal immigrant' barman who had lived in UK for more than 50 years since his British mother brought him here aged THREE A pub landlord has been fined A 15,000 for employing an 'illegal immigrant' - despite the barman having a British mother and having lived in the UK for more than 50 years. Mike Hill, 50, had been paying 56-year old former postman Robert Jordan - a family friend over 30 years - to serve drinks and collect glasses at his Manchester pub since 2009.
President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party has won last Saturday’s presidential election in Rivers State with a total vote of 1,487,075.
Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.) of the All Progressives Congress followed suit with 69,238 votes while KOWA party came a distant third with 2,274 votes.
US, UK Govt Release Joint Statement. Say There Are Signs of Political Interference in Collation of Results
Statement posted on UK's Foreign affairs website here, both government said the elections have largely been peaceful but that there are disturbing indications of political interference in the collation of results. The excerpts below...
Busty Nollywood actress, Ronke Ojo, better known as Ronke Oshodi-Oke has revealed that getting her bra size in the market has mostly been a herculean task.
The light skinned actress revealed this in a recent interview, where she further disclosed other challenges she has faced due to her body size.
According to her, finding a right bra size for her ‘large mammary glands’ is very difficult, and when she finally gets one, she has to spend not less than N10,000 to get one. The actress revealed that she normally buys her bra whenever she travels to the US.
An Air Canada jet attempting to land at the Halifax international airport this morning touched down about 1,100 feet before the runway, damaging the landing gear, ripping off the nose cone, mangling one wing and engine and ripping off the other before it skidded to a stop, officials said.
Twenty-five people on board the Air Canada A320 were injured in the hard landing after the jet hit an array antenna on the ground. Considering the considerable damage to the plane, it was fortunate that no one was seriously hurt, officials said.
Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 26-year-old pregnant woman who allegedly stabbed her husband to death during a quarrel over who would emerge winner between the Peoples Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress, APC presidential candidates, while voting was on-going , weekend, at Ejigbo area of the state.
The incident, which threw the densely populated area into disarray, occurred at about 12noon inside the couple’s one room apartment at 81 Military zone junction.
There were different accounts on how tragedy struck. A version of the account said the couple had divergent views on their choice of presidential candidates. While the husband was said to have decided to vote for the PDP, his wife, simply called Onyiyechi, reportedly chose to vote for the presidential candidate of the APC.
An adorable video of a dad giving his daughter a bath has been watched more than 2.5 million times on Facebook.
The video was originally posted by an Australian radio show.
In the video comments, lots of people thought the obvious affection the father has for his daughter was cute, but more people seemed to be looking at the dad than looking at the baby. And that led to a Facebook fracas on issues from male beauty to parenting style.
Sunday, 29 March 2015
Niger state governor Dr.Muazu Babangida Aliyu has lost his bid to go to the Senate on the ticket of the PDP as he was defeated by Barrister David Umar of the APC.
Announcing the results, the Returning Officer for the district, Professor Ali Audu Jiigam, said Aliyu got 46,459 while Umar polled 149,443 votes. .
From the results, Aliyu was roundly defeated in all the wards of the five local government areas of the district officially declared by Independent Nationai Electoral Commission.
Jiigam said the APC candidate polled 49,519 votes in Chanchaga local government area, the council of the governor, who returned 17,209 votes in the area.
The Independent National Electoral Commissions (INEC) in Emohua local government area has been set ablaze by unknown political thugs.
Vanguard gathered that the building located at Emohua, the Capital of the council which houses the electoral body was Sunday morning engulf in fire.
The development may not be unconnected with the irregularities recorded in Saturday’s election in the state.
As at press time, none of the election results has been announced
The local government areas released so far include Obafemi-Owode, Abeokuta North, Odogboolu, Odeda, Imeko-Afon, Sagamu, Ijebu-Ode, Remo-North, Ewekoro, and Ijebu North-East. See details after the cut...
Isiaka had gone through the accreditation process but collapsed shortly after collecting his ballot paper in readiness to cast his vote.
He was, however, resuscitated by a doctor also waiting to vote, alongside other voters at the unit.
The woman pictured above was caught moving thumb printed Electoral Materials in a yellow coloured bus this morning. The woman in the bus has been identified as APC woman leader Lagos East, Basirat Ojugbele in charge. The plate number of the apprehended bus is FKJ450XJ.
See the alleged electoral materials below:
Saturday, 28 March 2015
Today’s presidential and National Assembly elections have turned out to be a big nightmare for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, with the members being killed, attacked and disenfranchised in various parts of the State.
“Armed militias working for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have intensified their killing of APC members. Scores have already been killed and several others marked for elimination. This morning in Kpite Town, Tai Ward 2 and other areas of the State, five people were shot dead by PDP’s armed militia, and that was before accreditation commenced,” Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said in a statement in Port Harcourt. Pictures of our killed members are attached.
SEVEN ladies who went for night vigil for deliverance in a new generation church, located at 2nd Cemetery Road, Benin-City, were allegedly raped by armed bandits who stormed the church at about 4am on Thursday.
The robbers were said to have earlier raided a building near Ewuotubu community where they robbed some tenants living in four different flats in the compound. It was learnt that two persons, including a police officer, were shot dead while others sustained various degrees of injuries in the process.
The All Progressive Congress candidate for the House of Representatives has defeated the Peoples Democratic Candidate at the two polling units located within the precincts of the Presidential Villa.
In the polling Unit 021, the APC candidate polled 255 votes while the PDP candidate polled 254 votes.
In the second polling unit 022, the APC candidate got 334 votes while the PDP candidate came second with 241 votes.
The votes for the senatorial candidate is still being sorted at the time of filing this report.
The Chairmanship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muiz Bello, has died after the boat conveying him to a polling unit to cast his vote capsized.
Bello, his wife and the director of the Lagos state Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Olakunle Adewale were in the boat that capsized, leaving Bello, Adewale and others dead.
Only Bello’s wife survived the mishap.
The bodies of Bello and others yet to be identified are yet to be found.
The Olu of Epeland, Oba Sefiu Adewale, who is Olakunle’s father, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Olakunle has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
Muiz Bello was vying for the Chairmanship seat of the Epe Local Government until his death.
Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Dr Olubunmi Olusola-Eleka,Saturday escaped death by whiskers as people suspected to be political thugs ambushed him at Odo Oja area ,Ikere Ekiti
Prior to the incident,Eleka was said to have received a distressed call by his people that card reader machines in some polling booths in his ward were not functioning.
In Bauchi , there was large turnout of voters at polling centres across in state and accreditation commenced as early as 8.00 a.m amidst tight security.
However in some of the polling centres, accreditation started as late as 10.30 am to 12 pm due to late arrival of INEC officials and materials at the polling stations.
Voters from an Internally Displaced People (IDP) camp in Maiduguri queue to get registered for Nigeria’s presidential elections in Maiduguri on March 28, 2015. Polling stations opened in Nigeria today, the electoral commission said, as voters went to the polls to elect a new president in what is being seen as the closest campaign in the country’s history. AFP PHOTO
INEC just announced via its newly created Twitter account for alerts @INECAlert that elections will be postponed till tomorrow in some polling units. This affects areas where accreditation has been slow or impossible due to card reader errors.
Accreditation will be suspended in some polling units to the next day in accordance with the 2015 general elections guidelines where card readers fail to work and cannot be replaced.
The baby was abandoned this morning at a dump site in Lagos. The twitter user who informed us did however, not disclose the exact place but, tweeted about the heartless act. The baby was however rescued by good Samaritans.