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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Photo Of The Day: Charge your phone battery here


Hilarious ....Abeg... I need to plug mine too. Lolz

Trek No More: Mallam Isa trekked from Jama'are to Bauchi but no one was around to welcome him

  
They are still trekking lolz..... hmmmm! a 35 year old trekker Isa Kwarawanga of Zubo village in Shiraz LGA who trekked from Jama'are to Bauchi to congratulate the victory of the state governor-elect Barrister Mohammed Abubakar reached his destination yesterday but found no one there to welcome him. Obviously he must have felt disappointed lol.

The trekker, Mallam Isa trekked for five days and had informed the APC in Jama'are that he was trekking to Bauchi and had expected the APC in Bauchi to welcome him...but there was no one there. ... eeeyyaaahhh! To Bad lolz... Hope other trekkers learn from this and STOP trekking.

Court orders NDLEA to vacate senator elect, Buruji Kashamu's house

 
Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court Lagos has ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) officials to vacate the residence of embattled Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu in Lekki, Lagos. Justice Buba, while presiding over the case filed by counsel to Kashamu, said the NDLEA should immediately vacate the residence and maintain status quo.

NDLEA had placed Buruji Kashamu on house arrest since Saturday May 23rd after failing to arrest him. The Senator-elect is wanted in the US over alleged drug charges. But going by the court order, i guess all coast is clear for the embattled Buruji to move about freely and possibly assume his new role in the 8th National Assembly. Lets keep watching as events unfold...

20 Kenya policemen killed in al-Shabaab attack

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Report from Nairobi confirms that No fewer than 20 policemen were on Tuesday killed in an ambush by Somali Militant group , al-Shabaab in the north-eastern of Kenya, a police said.

The police officer, who claimed anonymity, said the militants bombed five vehicles convoy of Kenyan security forces travelling to the village of Yumbis in Garissa County.

“We still don’t know how many people were killed because several people are still missing, the officer said.

The officer said the attack occurred a week after al-Shaabab hit Yumbis, Welmareer and Damajale in Garissa county, but were repelled by the army and police.

I’ll probe Amaechi, says Wike

                                 Nyesom Wike
The Rivers State Governor-elect, Chief Nyesom Wike, has indicated his readiness to probe the Rotimi Amaechi administration after being sworn in as the chief executive of the state.

Wike, who gave this hint while receiving the interim report of the Transition Committee in Port Harcourt on Monday, declared that his administration would carry out a forensic audit of all government accounts.

He explained that the measure would enable him to recover funds that might have allegedly been stolen by top officials of the outgoing administration in the state.

Stay away from Nigeria, NANS tells Jacob Zuma

                                President Jacob Zuma
The National Association of Nigerian Students has advised South African President, Jacob Zuma, to stay away from the inauguration of the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.

The organisation also threatened to storm the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, should Zuma step into the country’s airport. According to the association, Zuma should keep off as his visit will be an insult to the sensibility of Nigerians over his alleged poor handling of the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other migrant foreigners in South Africa.

A statement by NANS President, Tijani Usman, noted that Zuma’s inability to “apologise to Nigerians like he did to Mozambique”, despite the sacrifices the country made for South Africa, was unfortunate.

Herbalist, prophetess defraud bankers of N6m

                                 a herbalist, Ismaila Abdullahi, and a prophetess, Bola Ojo
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a herbalist, Ismaila Abdullahi, and a prophetess, Bola Ojo, for allegedly defrauding two bank workers of a sum of N6m in the Egbeda area of the state.

The suspects, however, told PUNCH Metro that the bank workers brought the money to them for prayers without being coerced.

They added that the bank workers wanted to perform ‘money rituals’. According to the police, Ojo is the prophetess of a Cherubim and Seraphim church in the Iyana Ipaja area, while Abdullahi is a herbalist in the Egbeda area.

Business activities collapse in Onitsha & other cities as fuel price hits N300 per litre

                        How fuel scarcity crippled Nigeria
Fuel scarcity is the new nightmare Nigerians are facing right now; From Lagos to Benin and all the way to Onitsha... scarcity befalls us all as commerce in such cities is on a stand still. Fuel price in Lagos goes as much as 500 and about 250 in Benin city while in Onitsha the commercial activities yesterday grounded to a halt, following an hourly increase in pump prices of petroleum products to the tune of N300 per litre.

The increased had started on Saturday when the pump price rose to N120 in the morning and by evening time, it climbed to N140. By Sunday morning, the price rose to N160 and by evening it reached N180 and this rose to yN200 yesterday morning

Electricity supply down by 2,000mw, says FG

                        Electricity supply down by 2,000mw, says FG 
The Federal Government said yesterday that the nation has recorded a loss of over 2,000 mega watts in the national grid due to shortage of gas supply to the thermal plants.

According to Vanguard report; the government in a statement signed by the Chairman of the National electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, Dr. Sam Amadi explained that only five out of 23 power plants are currently generating electricity.

Dr. Amadi said that the Commission noticed with concern the acute shortage of power supply and the attendant hardship Nigerians are passing through.

Policeman shoots 34-yr-old man over N2,000

                         
A mobile policeman in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, has shot a 34-year-old indigene of Bauchi State, Adamu Mohammed, over an argument on N2,000 unpaid fees for a menial job.

According to the family of Mohammed, who resides along the Bay Bridge Road area of Yenagoa, the state capital, the victim was shot last Tuesday at Erepa Road and dumped at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC.

While Mohammed’s family claimed he was shot by the mobile policeman after argument with the woman who engaged him for the clearing of a portion of land close to her home at Erepa Road, residents who claimed to have witnessed the incident, said after the argument with the  woman over the right sum to pay for the job and Mohammed’s squabble with a Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, officer, the policeman shot him in the thigh to demobilise him.

How fuel scarcity crippled Nigeria

                        Long queue of jerry cans at a petrol station as fuel scarcity bites harder, yesterday. Photo: Joe Akintola, Photo Editor.
Nigerians across the country have been suffering untold hardship as fuel crisis persisted since the weekend, triggering increase in the price of food commodities, transport fare and general cost of living.

Threats from MTN
Just recently, Nigeria-based South-African telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria threatened to shut down its operations across Nigeria due to diesel shortage. MTN threatened that if it did not receive a significant diesel supply within 24 hours, it would shut down its operations.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

'Go Ye Well, President Jonathan' - farewell letter from Dele Momodu to President Jonathan

 
Journalist and Ovation magazine publisher Dele Momodu writes his final note to outgoing president Jonathan in his Pendulum column on ThisDay. Read what he wrote below and share your opinion..

Our dear President, please permit me to write my last epistle to you as our leader and Commander-in-Chief. By this time next week, I expect you to have flown back to Yenagoa via Port Harcourt. How I wish I could have the opportunity of being on that last trip, not to mock you but to capture your swinging moods in those few moments of realising that the end has come eventually. I would love to know how many of your big friends would take the pain to follow you or if most would abandon you to your fate and move on pronto to the new brides.

Senator elect, Buruji Kashamu has threatened to commit suicide

 
Senator elect, Buruji Kashamu has threatened to commit suicide if the NDLEA men who have surrounded his home tries to take him away as reported by Saharareporters in this tweets... read more below;

Photos of president-elect Buhari & David Cameron in Downing Street

                         
Nigeria's president-elect Buhari who travelled to the United Kingdom a fortnight ago met with British Prime Minister, David Cameron in Downing Street, central London today May 23rd. No doubt they must have discussed breifly about issues of common ineterest between the two countries. Buhari who is to take over governance come May 29th seem to be in good shape in readiness....check out more photos below;

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Football star, Emmanuel Adebayor continues with part 3 of his family story

 
Football star, Emmanuel Adebayor continues with part 3 of his family story... read below;

THE FULL TRANSCRIPT FROM ADEBAYOR’S FACEBOOK IN ‘PART THREE’

If I decide to bring out the Part 3 today, it is because my brother @Kola Adebayor and my other siblings have decided to talk about our family issues on social medias, through letters to my club, radios…I could write an autobiography and sell it but I decided to share with you here.

25 years ago, my big older brother Kola went to Germany and he became the hope of our family. We all thought he could change the way we were living. Years after he left Togo, we still had no electricity and no phones. If he wanted to talk to us, he would call the Atlantic Hotel that was very close to our house. We would then run to the hotel reception and talk to him.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

If you must succeed crack the NNPC nut, Blair tells Buhari

                          Vice President-Elect, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, Representative of Former  Britain Prime Minister, Mr. Tony Blair, Mr. Lord Mandelson and Director, Policy Research and Strategy Directorate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Kayode Fayemi, during the opening ceremony of 2 day policy dialogue on the implementation of the agenda for Change, at Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.
Former British Prime Minister, Mr. Tony Blair, has asked the incoming President, General Muhammadu Buhari, to overhaul the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, saying it was one sure way of tackling corruption and saving more money for infrastructural development.

Blair also asked the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to switch from its opposition status and assume the posture of head of an organisation, stressing that the days of persuasion and agitations were over.

He further stated that Buhari and the APC must be true to their words at all times, saying the action of the incoming government within the first 100 days in office would determine the kind of goodwill it would eventually have.

How I delivered ransom to kidnappers of GUO Motors boss – Personal driver

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Ikechukwu Okere, personal driver to Chief Godwin Ubaka Okeke, Chairman of GUO Motors Limited, yesterday, at an Onitsha High Court II presided over by Justice Alexander Okuma, gave a graphic account of how some of the suspected kidnappers abducted Okeke, on Sunday, August 23, 2009, in the premises of All Saints Anglican Church Cathedral, Onitsha, Anambra State.

He also explained how he personally drove the vehicle that took the unspecified amount of ransom to the kidnappers the next day  for Okeke to be released from their captivity.

PDP crisis: I resigned for Jonathan to take over BoT – Anenih

                      Tony Anenih and Jonathan
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was in ferment last night after its National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu‘azu and chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih resigned their positions.

Mu‘azu resigned in a letter addressed to his erstwhile deputy, Prince Uche Secondus, while Anenih’s letter was fetched from his residence last night after the National Working Committee, NWC, issued a deadline due today for him to review his position.

Anenih in his resignation, however, said that he was resigning in favour of President Goodluck Jonathan to take over as Chairman of the BoT, a suggestion that a senior member of the NWC, last night, dismissed as untenable.

Photo: Nkem Owoh and his beautiful daughters

                
Nollywood veteran actor, Nkem Owoh or Osuofia as he is popularly called by his fans....with his two beautiful daughters.

Monday, 18 May 2015

President Jonathan signs N4.425tn 2015 budget

                              
President Goodluck Jonathan has signed the 2015 Appropriation Bill into law. According to a report by Punch, It was revealed that Jonathan decided to sign the budget into law a couple of weeks ago. The Senate had passed the 2015 budget on April 28, following the passage of the same bill by the House of Representatives on April 23, with an expenditure budget of N4.493tn, up from the N4.425tn proposed by the Executive.

Nigerians were concerned to know if the budget will be signed before the May 29th handover date, now we know it's been done.

However, a Presidency source informed Punch, that the President signed the budget about two weeks ago immediately after the document passed by the National Assembly was transmitted to him.
The source, however, said he did not know why the President chose to sign the document without making it public.

Amazing Kechi; She survived a plan crash and now she is a first class graduate from American university


Amazing Kechi; She survived a plan crash and now she is a first class graduate from American university. She survived the Sosoliso plane crash, her names are  Kechi Okwuchi. She is now a graduate, yes a First Class graduate from the University of St Thomas Houston Texas on May 16th. For her excellent academic  grades; she was also inducted into 6 academic honor societies and was the most Outstanding student for her major in Economics. She was again chosen to give the commencement address to the class of 2015 at her school. She is a Nigerian and one we should all be proud of... Congratulations Kechi Okwuchi.

More photos below;

Thank You my people; 'Haba' the trekking should stop, pray instead - Buhari’s aide tells youth

 
The trekking by youths has become a new trend amongst youths since we recorded the first one sometime ago. Now everyone wants to trek for GMB or for GEJ... 'Haba my people' "must we over do everything that comes our way?" Well, even those at the top are not getting too comfortable with the whole trekking episodes.... therefore, Mohammed Shehu, an aide to President-elect Buhari, has advised youths to pray instead of trekking for the incoming leader’s administration. Mr. Shehu gave this advice during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja today Monday May 18th.

According to him, the incoming administration acknowledges the excitement of youths over Mr. Buhari’s election but would prefer that they channel their energies towards praying than embarking on, sometimes dangerous, journeys. What he said after the cut...

Hurray!!! American President, Barrack Obama now on twitter

 
Hurray!!! American President, Barrack Obama now on twitter... yes, the American president now has his own personal twitter account and could possibly be reached through it.

"The Nigerian military has never been so incapacitated like now" - General Buhari

                            
President-elect, Gen. Buhari said The Nigerian military has never been so incapacitated like now....he said this in respect to their inability to reclaim lost territories to Boko Haram. Buhari expressed his views concerning the military when he received members of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) in Kaduna. Read his words below;

 "The Nigerian military has never been so incapacitated like now. It is a shame that the military cannot secure 14 local governments out of the 774 local governments in the country. What is more worrisome is the fact that the military had to rely on South African machinery before it could gain recent success in the war against Boko Haram.

Pastor Tunde Bakare collapsed during a lecture in Lagos

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Pastor Tunde Bakare of Latter rain Assembly collapsed during a lecture in Lagos and was  rushed to Reddington Hospital in Lagos. He was once the vice presidential running mate of General Buhari in the 2011 elections.
Source: Sahara Reporter





Saturday, 16 May 2015

No honeymoon for now - Gov. Adams Oshiomole

                          Oshiomhole and wife
There were indications on Saturday that the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, and his newly-wedded wife, Iara, have postponed their much expected honeymoon till June.

According to this report by Punch New, Governor Oshiomhole had on Friday married former Miss Iara Fortes, an ex-model from Cape Verde, at a marriage ceremony witnessed by a large turnout of dignitaries from various sectors of the country and he was expected to proceed on a honeymoon with the new First Lady.

But it was gathered that the couple had placed their honeymoon on hold in order to attend the inauguration ceremony of the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) scheduled for May 29 in Abuja.

Obama hosts Nigerian, four other young leaders

                        United States President, Barack Obama
United States President, Barack Obama, has honoured a Nigerian, Adepeju Jaiyeoba, and four other young entrepreneurs from around the world at a Global Entrepreneurship event in Washington DC.

The White House, in a statement on its official website, noted that the emerging entrepreneurs from across the US and around the world were brought together to create innovative solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges, including poverty, climate change, extremism, access to education and health care.

The statement read, “The event comes ahead of Obama’s travel to this summer’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, Kenya and provides a unique opportunity to galvanise global attention on emerging women and young entrepreneurs.

Photos: Comedian & Singer, Maleke and his wife, Cynthia welcomed a baby boy

   
Happy times for popular Benin City based comedian & singer, who also doubles as Senior Special Adviser on Entertainment Matters to Edo State government, Maleke. Maleke and his wife, Cynthia welcomed a baby boy in Texas yesterday May 15th. The happy father was at bed side to cuddle his new bundle of joy...

This is his Maleke's second child; his first is 5 year old Blossom. Big congrats to the couple.

Wow! Davido is now a father to a cute baby girl

    
Wow! Davido is now a father to a cute baby girl... the singer announced it himself when he shared a photo of his hands holding tight to his  baby girl cute fingers. Now he has joined the league of fast growing baby papa's of the Nigerian music/entertainment industry. It has been stated that he welcomed the cute baby with a lady names Sophie Momodu.

Enjoy Fatherhood dear.

I'm physically fit like any healthy young man out there - Gov. Adams Oshiomole

 
The Okpekpe 10km race took place barely 24 hours after governor Oshiomole's wedding to Cape Verde beauty, Iara Fortes, in Edo state. The governor who expressed his dancing skills at his wedding previously participated in the annual 10kilometers Okpekpe road race alongside top Edo personalities, Nollywood artistes and others. He ran within the 10km VIP category,

the comrade governor said although he did not win the competition, his participation in the race showed he can still do what young people can do

“I worked hard but was not successful. To do 10 kilometers after the wedding assured me that I am capable and strong to what young people can do” he said. Get ready, Lara! :-)

Gay Wedding Photos: Luxembourg's Prime Minister's weds gay partner

 
Luxembourg's Prime Minister's weds gay partner... The Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel and his partner Gauthier Destenay, came out to wave to citizens of the country after they got married at the Luxembourg city hall on May 15th . This makes Xavier Bettel the first European Leader to have a same sex marriage. More photos below;

Sad News: American singer, August Alsina says he's going blind

 
He is one young man with a lovely voice, R&B singer August Alsina shocked his fans by revealing that he'd slowly been going blind. Alsina is just 22 years old and a great singer, no doubt those who have listened to his songs can tell the young man ideed has a great voice.... sadly, he is loosing his sight as he stated in his post... read below;

Buhari should not be sworn in with the Quran - Etcetera writes

                      
A lot of Nigerians do not know that Nigeria is a secular state and they are also not aware that the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria does not require that Buhari take his oath of office by swearing with the Quran. The drafters of the constitution made it crystal clear that any Nigerian of any faith or no faith can hold any office. It would have been very easy for the constitution drafters to include it in our constitution that the president should be sworn in with the Quran. But they didn’t. In other words, placing a hand on a Quran while reciting the presidential oath is simply a tradition that is not backed by the constitution. Meaning, it is absolutely unnecessary.

Photos: Dr. Sid and wife welcome baby girl

             
Mavin records singer, Dr. Sid and wife welcome baby girl. The happy father shared the photos ... Big congrats to the couple.

'My wife is from Cape Verde, why I married her' - Gov. Adams Oshiomhole

                
The comrade governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole yesterday May 15th,  married his gorgeous wife, Lala Fortez.  The 63 year old former Labour leader and present governor of Edo State revealed his wife nationality.... He said;

"I have seen a lot of publications, some saying that she is Philippine, Dutch and several others, but she is from Cape Verde. And that is part of West Africa. And I hope that will rest the debate of where she is from,” he said regarding her nationality.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Burundi coup plotters arrested

 
Some military men staged a a coup in Burundi to overthrow the newly elected third term president Pierre Nkurunziza. Three army generals who were part of a group that attempted to overthrow Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza have been arrested. Former Burundi Defence minister Gen Cyrille Ndayirukiye was one of the three arrested today. But the general who led the coup and made the announcement on radio, Gen Godefroid Niyombare (pictured left) has not been found.

The General had earlier told AFP News Agency on phone yesterday that he and others who plotted the coup will surrender but hoped they will not be killed."I hope they won't kill us". He said.

President Nkurunziza, who returned back to Burundi yesterday from Tanzania is expected to make a national address later today.

I knew I was going to be in trouble had APC lost the presidential election - Gov. Amaechi

                       
Governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi said his party (APC) victory in the presidential election that was won by General Buhari was his only escape from being persecuted. The governor of Rivers state said this during the public presentation of a book titled “Dynamics of Change: The Amaechi Years” which is the compilation of his achievements a governor. The book was presented in Lagos yesterday May 14th

"I knew I was going to be in trouble. Anything that would cause that change not to take place, I was ready to make that sacrifice. The federal government sent out a signal that if they won nobody should let me out of Nigeria from any airport. One day Asiwaju got angry with me. He was very angry. I went to his house with Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and knelt down, saying ‘please let’s not disagree, let’s win first and then we can disagree.

Photo: Genevieve Nnaji grooves in Mexico

         
The delectable actress shared a photo of her get away holiday in Mexico. Take a look at the pic... do it again... what do you see?

Hmmm! Me ... i see fine things lol...... #Goodthingscostmoney

22.6m Nigerians unemployed in 2014 – National Bureau of Statistics

                                 
Poverty like a repulsive plague has become domicile in our country, majorly because of unemployment. Gainful employment keeps you busy and financially stable. So many youths crave to be employed in other to break loose from financial dependent. The government is expected to create enabling environment  for private sector to thrive thereby creating job leads. Government ought to create jobs on its own for its citizenry too. But that seems not to materialize gainfully as statistics has shown. 

According to new statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics NBS in Abuja today May 14th, 22.6 million Nigerians were unemployed in the four quarter of the year 2014.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

BIAFRAN WAR: Ojukwu never imagined I’d go to war – Gowon

                          Former military head of state, Gen. Yakubu Gowon
A former military head of state, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, says the leader of the defunct Biafra, the late Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, underestimated him by thinking that he (Gowon) would never go to war.

Gowon, who led Nigerian forces to defeat Ojukwu’s army during the Nigerian civil war from 1967-1970, said this at the Diamond Jubilee Lecture of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria in Lagos on Thursday.

The former head of state said he was known to be a ‘Born Again’ Christian and Ojukwu, who was the then premier of the Eastern Region, thought his region could secede from Nigeria without consequences because he thought Gowon would not want to go to war.

Imo Poly staff drag rector to Okija Shrine

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The crisis of confidence rocking Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, Ohaji/Egbema Local Council Area of the state, has degenerated to the point of the institution’s Rector, Rev. Fr. Wence Madu, being dragged to the dreaded Okija Shrine in Anambra State.

The invitation letter, which was allegedly extended to the Rector, was signed by one Ukaegbu N. Ogidi, who claimed that there was a complaint of injustice against Rev. Fr. Madu.

While stating that any respondent coming to Ogwugwu Okija must come with clean hands, Ogidi also informed the Rector that “Ogwugwu kills only those whose hands are not clean, especially those who committed evil against their fellow human beings at work places, churches, mosques, markets and other public places.”

Boko Haram Vs. Army clash: Over 60 killed, scores injured as troops

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At least 60 people mostly suspected members of dreaded Boko Haram insurgents were feared dead in a clash between troops of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army around Kayamula village, just some few kilometres drive from 21 Armoured Brigade (Giwa Barracks) on Wednesday in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

SambisaAlready, troops of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army on Thursday morning imposed a 24 hours curfew on the troubled city.

The imposition of the 24 hours curfew was contained in a statement signed by Colonel Tukur Gusau, the Deputy Director Army Public Relations

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Governor Oshiomole 63 is getting married to Lala Fortez

 
Wow! It seems the comrade governor as he is fondly called by his people is getting married again. Yes, news reaching us states that Governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomole is reportedly getting ready to re-marry. You may be aware that it's been 5 years since the comrade governor 's wife, Clara died as a result of cancer in 2010.

According to sources, Governor Oshiomole 63 will be getting married to Miss Lala Forte at the Etsako West Local Government Council Marriage Registry, Auchi on Friday May 15th by 10am. Reception will take place at the People's Hall in Iyamho, Edo state. The stunning former air-hostess Lala Fortez is said to be Ethiopian and in her 30s. Congrats to them.

I gave birth to India's billionth baby' - Indian mum

  
On 11th May 2000, India's population officially reached 1 billion people with the birth of a baby girl. Government officials decided that a baby born at the Safdarjang hospital in Delhi would mark the milestone. Astha Arora was named as India's billionth baby. Anjana Arora, Astha's mother, spoke to witness about the day her family was thrust into the media spotlight. Witness is a World Service programme of the stories of our times told by the people who were there.
Source: BBC

Former IGP Suleiman Abba was fired because - Police Service Commission

                         
Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro, has revealed that the immediate past Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba was fired by President Jonathan on May 21st because a lot of indiscipline was noticed among the Police rank. Mr Okiro spoke to newsmen after the Council of State meeting where the new IGP Solomon Arase was confirmed as a substantive IGP ... read more below;

“I’m not part of the Presidency that removed him, so I cannot give adequate answer. Though at the meeting President Jonathan tried to explain to members, based on the question raised by one of the governors that Nigerians may want to know why the former IGP was removed. The President, who was very brief in his response said, during the period of the former IGP, a lot of indiscipline was noticed among the Police rank and file and as such he felt that a new IG should come and try his luck. That is what he said, though I cannot give details of that" he said