Monday, July 16, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Attah Igala Is Dead, Aged 102

The late Alhaji Obaje
His Royal Majesty (HRM) Alhaji Aliyu Ocheja Obaje

The paramount ruler of the Igala Kingdom, His Royal Majesty (HRM) Alhaji Aliyu Ocheja Obaje is dead.
Aged 102, the Attah Igala’s death was announced by the state government on Monday.
Born in 1920, Dr. Aliyu Obaje was the youngest person ever to be installed as Attah Igala. He mounted the stool at the age of 36.
HRM Aliyu Obaje ascended the throne on the October 20, 1956 following the death of his predecessor, HRM Ameh Oboni.
He was one of the longest serving monarchs in Nigeria.
HRM Aliyu Obaje was the chairman of the Kogi State council of Traditional chiefs.
Having served as the Attah Igala for fifty years, he was a household name among the Igalas and indeed a majority of Nigerians.
He held the Nigerian national honour of GCFR (Grand Commander of the Federal Republic).
May his soul rest in pece.

Jonathan Condoles With Etsu Nupe On Death Of His Mother

Etsu Nupe: Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday commiserated with His Royal Highness, the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, on the death of his mother, Hajiya Goggo Abubakar.
This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati.
Jonathan also condoled with the entire Nupe kingdom on the death of the matriarch.
``On behalf of my family, the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I wish to express our deepest condolences to Your Highness, members of your family, and the entire people of the Nupe Kingdom at this time,” President Jonathan wrote.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Hajiya Goggo Abubakar passed on at the age of 83.           
May Her Soul rest in peace.

Bukky Wright involved in Car Accident

Bukky Wright

One of Nollywood's top actresses, Bukky Wright, was involved in an auto accident in Lagos on Monday morning.
The accident happened at Epe, on the outskirts of Lagos.
The actress was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, where she is currently receiving treatment

I won’t congratulate Oshiomhole now – Airhiavbere

Major General Charles Airhiavbere (rtd)

Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the  just concluded governorship election in Edo state, Major General Charles Airhiavbere (rtd), Monday said he would not congratulate Governor Adams Oshiomhole of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), citing the earlier statement by the governor faulting INEC in the conduct of the election.
Gen Airhiavbere who spoke to journalists in Benin insisted that the acclaimed winner had faulted the electoral process before his declaration by the same body on Sunday.
According to him, “I won’t fully comment on the election because the acclaimed winner had earlier in the day about 1 p.m condemned the electoral system, he condemned the chairman of INEC for the process that has not ended.

Russia Names Fabio Capello New National Coach

Fabio Capello

The Russian Football Union (RFU) on Monday appointed Italian coach Fabio Capello as new national manager to revive the flagging fortunes of the team after its flop at Euro 2012.
“Today we decided to appoint Capello as our national team’s new manager,” the RFU deputy president Nikita Simonyan told ITAR-TASS news agency. “We expect him to come to Moscow in the nearest future to finalise the details of his contract and sign it.”
“I think this will happen on Wednesday or Thursday,” said Simonyan, who is acting chief of the RFU after previous head Sergei Fursenko resigned last month.

2 Feared Dead as Gunmen Rain Bullets in Yenagoa


Two men appeared dead on Monday in Azikoro suburb of Yenagoa, as gunmen rained bullets on them in their car around 10.30 am, an eye-witness said.
The witness said that the assailants, driving a car behind the victims’ car, suddenly overtook it and shot the occupants.
Not satisfied, the suspected assassins returned after driving away for 20 metres to pump more bullets to ensure the victims were dead, the eye-witness said.

Stephen Covey, "7 Habits" Author, Dies At 79

Stephen Covey
Stephen R. Covey

Stephen R. Covey, author of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" as well as three other books that have all sold more than a million copies, has died. He was 79.

In a statement sent to employees of a Utah consulting firm Covey co-founded, his family said the writer and motivational speaker died at a hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho, early Monday due to complications from a bicycle accident in April.

"In his final hours, he was surrounded by his loving wife and each one of his children and their spouses, just as he always wanted," the family said.

Sylvester Stallone Opens Up About Son's Shock Death

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone has spoken for the first time about the sudden death of his son Sage.
Sylvester Stallone’s 36-year-old son didn't take his own life, says his lawyer
Stallone son lay dead for 4 days The 36-year-old film producer, Sly's eldest son from his marriage to Sasha Czack, is thought to have died from an accidental drugs overdose at his Hollywood home.
Sage is thought to have lay dead for four days before he was found on Friday.
A post-mortem examination on Sunday proved inconclusive and family members will now have to wait up to six weeks for the results of toxicology tests.

Goldie Evicted From BBA Stargame


Nigeria's surviving representative at the season seven of Big Brother Africa Stargame competition, Goldie Harvey has been evicted from the show.
The singer was voted out of the game this evening after she was nominated for eviction last week Monday. 
On Sunday, July 8, Goldie survived eviction when she was voted into the competition. 
But she was again nominated for eviction the next day.

2 Chinese Nationals Murdered in Nigeria by Chinese


Police authorities in Kano, northwest Nigeria on Monday said they are still investigating the remote and immediate causes of a murder case involving four Chinese nationals at kwanar Ganduje Quarters within the metropolis of the commercial city.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ibrahim K. Idirs told reporters that Jimbo Zhao Dang Dong and Smith Zhhang Ze are being detained at the Headquarters of Kano Police Command for killing Xucheng Kun and his friend identified as Old Man during a brawl.
The police boss narrated that preliminary investigation revealed that the two suspects killed Xucheng and his friend after taking intoxicants suspected to contain high percentage of alcohol.