Thursday, August 9, 2012

Forbes Africa Features Linda Ikeji And Chibundu Onuzo

Linda Ikeji
  Africa has released its August 2012 issue which is dedicated to celebrating African women.

With the knowledge that women are the bedrock of the African society,  profiled Africa’s 20 Most Prominent Women in the latest issue of the .
Also in the August issue, an entire section was dedicated to the women in Africa who are breaking the mold to make a name for themselves in the business world.



Nigerian ex-footballer, Samson Siasia has been unveiled as the first Nigerian ambassador for the Keep Walking Nigeria campaign, sponsored by premium scotch whisky brand, Johnny Walker.

The unveiling which was done recently at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos, had in attendance celebrities from all walks of life including Oge OkoyeCharles Novia, Mai Atafo and others.

Speaking on the reason behind the choice of the football star as an ambassador, manager of the Johny Walker brand, Amaechi Okobi said Siasia’s journey in life and the ways he solved so many of his challenges are values the Johnny Walker brand stands for,

3 People Die in Abuja Building Collapse


Three people lost their lives on Wednesday when a storey building under construction at Dutse-Alhaji in Abuja, collapsed.

The building located on Ademola Awosika Street, behind Winners’ Chapel, fell after a light rain in the morning killing three men and injuring nine others.

The victims were believed to be construction workers.
The wounded men were rushed to Kubwa General Hospital for treatment.

Dana Airline Crash:LASUTH Official Stabs Journalist

Benedict  Uwalaka
 Benedict  Uwalaka a photojournalist with Leadership newspapers almost lost his life today when staff of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and families of victims of Dana Air Plane crash clashed with journalists carrying out their primary assignment in the hospital.

Journalists had gone to cover the release of corpses of the ill fated Dana Airline to families of victims at Lasuth but they got an hostile package in return as the families and staff of the victims freely used bottles, knives and broken blocks to chase them away for daring to take pictures.

Protesting PHCN Workers Lock Shiroro Dam


The chapter of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) at Shiroro Hydroelectric Power Station, on Thursday staged a protest against what they termed high-handedness of the Minister of Power, Professor Bart Nnaji, locking the entrance to the power station.

The workers, who blocked the entrance to the dam during the protest, accused the federal government of trying to tactically deny them of their hard earned benefit.
The protesting workers carried placards with various inscriptions such as ‘Pay us our full benefit’ and, ‘PHCN say no to military Minister.’

30 HIV Carriers Wed in Dutse

In a bid to reduce the rising number of HIV infected persons in Jigawa state, the state Action Committee on Aids have joined 30 persons in holy matrimony under the matchmaking scheme it initiated.
Executive Secretary of the Jigawa Action Committee on Aids, Dr. Bashir Ahmad, confirmed the marriages in Dutse the state capital.

Curfew Lifted In Kaduna

The Kaduna State Government today lifted the curfew imposed in the state capital and elsewhere soon after a spate of deadly religious violence on June 17, 2012.

In a statement released by Reuben Buhari, a media aide to Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa of Kaduna State, the government cited an “improved security situation witnessed in Kaduna State” as the reason for removing the curfew.