Thursday, 31 July 2014

Special Report: Facts About The Ebola Virus

Credit: Federal Ministry Of Health, Nigeria
Ebola Virus Disease is a highly infectious and deadly disease affecting humans and animals such as monkeys, gorillas, Chimpanzees, bats, birds, reptiles, amphibians, arthropods. The disease is caused by Ebola virus and it occurs in sporadic outbreak.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Article: Governor Okorocha And N5.9 Billion Mbaitoli Council Funds

By Kenneth Uwadi

Some time ago Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State announced his readiness to conduct local government council election in Imo. My townsman by name Okereke rushed and collected the expression of interest form for councillor position. He tried to make me believe that Okorocha was really interested in conducting the council election. Okereke spoke like a man who knows what Okorocha can and cannot do; he spoke like a man who know what commentators like me don’t know but ought to know. And Okereke claimed to know a lot about the Imo State helmsman. But the more he tried to assuage my trepidation and misgiving about Okorocha the more I laughed at him; the more he tried to fine-tune his analysis of Imo political situation, the more i cautioned him not to waste his money . And why not; after all, it was Okorocha we were talking about. Owelle Rochas Okorocha!

News Release: Intersociety Reminds President Jonathan Of Constitutional Provisions, Principles Of Fairness, Equity In Appointment Of IGP

We sincerely wish retired IGP Mohammed D. Abubakar a robust retirement life as he retires today being 30th July 2014 after 35 mandatory years in service. The retired IGP’s official performance index is quantitatively measured at 70%/30%. That is to say that he recorded 70% failure and 30% success. Part of his success is reprieve he gave to Nigerian road users especially between January 2012 and reasonable part of 2013 when he dislodged most of over 3,500 police roadblocks across the country. Before the dislodgement, thousands of innocent Nigerians were killed as a result of roadblock extortion and related police abuses. Billions of naira was also extorted from innocent Nigerian road users. For instance, between 2009 and December 2011, over N53billion was extorted by the NPF at roadblocks from Nigerian road users. Commendably retired IGP Mohammed D. Abubakar was able to sustain the dislodgement until police roadblocks resurfaced in different parts of the country especially from the last quarter of 2013 using the cover of Boko Haram insurgency. To his credit, many innocent lives were saved and billions of naira that would have been extorted saved as well.

News Release: King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust And African Export-Import Bank Sign MOU

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London, UK has today (Tuesday, 29 July) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).

The MOU between King’s and Afreximbank is designed to enhance the health and well-being of people in Africa by improving healthcare infrastructure on the continent.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

U-Report: Imo State Speaker’s Aide Urges Critics, Journalists To Be Cautious In Their Reportage

Speaker Ben Uwajimogu

Report By IMHA Media Unit
Following the recent reported insinuations making the rounds that the Imo State House of Assembly is making plans to remove the State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, as well as its leadership, the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Mr. Chukwuemeka Ahaneku, has urged Journalists, as well as social critics in the state to be cautious in using such avenue to cast aspersion on the leadership and members of the state Assembly in the guise of reporting the rumored impeachment moves. 

News Report: List Of Hamas Demands, And Why Israel Unlikely To Accept Them

A Scene Of Israeli Bombing In Gaza. Photo Credit: AP

Credit: Associated Press

Hamas rulers have presented a list of demands to stop their fire on Israel in the Gaza war. Israel has said it doesn't want to reward Hamas for its rocket campaign, but has other reasons to oppose the demands — mostly based on security.

Here's a look at Hamas' list of demands and why Israel is unlikely to accept many of them:

Article: Who Is Afraid Of General Muhammadu Buhari?

General Muhammadu Buhari

By Theophilus Ilevbare

The attempt to snuff life out of one of Nigeria’s most revered former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, in a fiendish operation which would have passed for a routine Boko Haram attack if their hand had performed their enterprise, would have thrown Nigeria in turmoil of unimaginable proportions as President Jonathan submitted days ago.The failed “assassination attempt,” as Buhari tagged it, may not be unconnected with the grand plot to silence the opposition. This is coming on the heels of the impeachment of Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa state and the tightening of impeachment noose around Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state.

Videonews: Two Shells Hit Fuel Tank At Gaza Power Plant

Monday, 28 July 2014

Photonews: Former Nigerian Minister; Iheanacho, Inaugurates Governorship Election Campaign In Imo State

Iheanacho (With Mic) Addressing  Supporters
A Cross Section Of Supporters
Iheanacho(Middle) With The Youth Wing

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Poem: Gaza

By Chidi Anthony Opara

Rouse me from silence,
Gaza blazes again.
I see sacrilege
In the shrines of the good gods,
I hear loud laughter
And clicks of wine glasses
From the mansions
Of merchants of war weapons.

I stand gazing at Gaza.
The smokes rise
And shield my gaze
From the slaughter.

From the risen smokes
I hear the cries
Of the wounded
And the bereaved,
The dead are dumb.

I am drenched
By the tears
Of the weeping world.

(Poem presented as social service, all rights reserved)