Archive: Apr 2015

Governor Ayo Fayose Withdraws Lawsuit Against APC Lawmakers

Governor Ayo Fayose Withdraws Lawsuit Against APC Lawmakers

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday withdrew the suit against the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) members of the state House of Assembly from impeaching him and his Deputy, Kolapo Olusola.

In the suit, the plaintiffs, including speaker of the House of As­sembly which is oc­cupied by the Peoples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) factional Speaker, Olugbemi Joseph Dele; Ekiti State House of Assembly, Fayose and Olusola through their counsel, Ahmed Raji (SAN), had approached the court seeking to stop im­peachment moves against the governor. The suit however had already been struck out by Justice Ahmed Moham­med.

When the matter was called for hearing yesterday, counsel to the plaintiffs, Raji, informed the court of his client’s inten­tion to withdraw the case. The plaintiff’s counsel did not give any reason for the with­drawal.

 

Owner of Michelin Tyres , Francois Michelin dies at 89

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Owner and founder of Michelin tyres Francois Michelin has died at the ripe age of 89, according to statements issued by the company

“We have learned today with deep emotion that Mr. François Michelin has passed away, in his 89th year.

Mr. François Michelin dedicated his life to the company. He headed it for 47 years, when he handed over the reins to his son Edouard.

A visionary and a humanitarian, Mr. François Michelin tirelessly embodied the values of respect that are the very foundation of our Group’s identity.

Under his leadership, Michelin experienced unprecedented growth, driven by his passion for innovation as well as his uncompromising attention to quality. He transformed the Group by giving it an international dimension.

 

Wonderful moment a diner offered $200 dip to waitress to give treat to son

 

Thoughtful: Waitress Brandi was reduced to tears after an unidentified diner left a huge $200 tip on a bill that came to just $9.53 after hearing her talk about how much she missed her sonThe note, pictured above, explains the patron's reasons for the act of kindness; the diner had overheard Brandi saying how much she missed her son 

A waitress has described how she was left in tears after a generous diner overheard her talking about how much she missed her son and left her a whopping $200 (£130)  about N38,000 tip so she could go and visit him. 

The random act of kindness was even more surprising to the woman known only as Brandi because the unknown patron of the US-based restaurant had only spent $9.34 on their meal.

Images of the tip have spread across social media sites since the gesture was made

 

Indonesia buries the dead drug convicts

 

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Indonesia brushed aside last-minute appeals yesterday and executed eight people including 4 Nigerians convicted of drug smuggling in their country. Photos of the dead being buried and details from their last minutes on earth have now been revealed.

According to the pastors who were with them in their final hours, reformed Bali Nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran and their six fellow death row prisoners refused to wear blindfolds and were singing as they were executed by a 13-member firing squad in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The eight men chose to face their executioners and spent their last minutes of life praying, praising God and singing songs including Amazing Grace.

On Wednesday morning, Pastor Christie Buckingham – who read Chan and Sukumaran their last rites – said the eight death row inmates walked out onto the killing field singing religious songs in the moments before they were executed.Pastor Buckingham said the men conducted themselves with ‘dignity and strength until the end’. Another pastor, Karina de Vega, said it was a ‘beautiful experience’.

‘It was breathtaking. This was the first time I witnessed someone so excited to meet their God,’ Pastor de Vega told Fairfax.

Indonesian Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo confirmed at a news conference hours after the deaths had been widely reported that each of the eight had been executed simultaneously at 12:35 a.m. (1735 GMT) by a 13-member firing squad. Medical teams confirmed their deaths three minutes later, he said.

“The executions have been successfully implemented, perfectly. All worked, no misses,” he said of the deaths of two Australians, four Nigerians, a Brazilian and an Indonesian man.

Prasetyo also dismissed concerns that Indonesia had done long-term damage to bilateral relations through the executions. According to him:

“It’s just a momentary reaction. What we’re doing is carrying out court decisions.”

He said that the message was “do not try to smuggle drugs in Indonesia, because we will be harsh and firm against drug-related crimes.”

Ambulances carrying the executed men’s coffins have left the prison island of Nusakambangan, Death Island for burial.

Australians Sukumaran and Chan requested that their bodies be flown back to Australia. Nigerian Martin Anderson chose to be buried in the West Java town of Bekasi, and fellow Nigerian Raheem Agbaje, wanted to be buried in the East Java town of Madiun where he had been a prisoner. Indonesian Zainal Abidin is to be buried in Cilacap.

The wishes of two other Nigerians — Sylvester Obiekwe Nwolise and Okwudili Oyatanze — as well as those of Gularte, the Brazilian, have yet to be made public.

Originally, 10 inmates were to be executed, but Frenchman Serge Atlaoui was excluded because he still had an outstanding court appeal against Jokowi’s rejection of his clemency application. The government says Atlaoui will face a firing squad alone if his appeal is rejected by the Administrative Court.

In reaction to the killings, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced that Australia will withdraw its ambassador from Jakarta in response to the executions of two Australians, Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31.

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff said in a statement the execution of a second Brazilian citizen in Indonesia this year “marks a serious event in the relations between the two countries.” Brazil had asked for a stay of execution for Rodrigo Gularte, 42, on humanitarian grounds because he was schizophrenic.

The lady that was spared, Mary Jane Veloso’s mother, Celia, said that the stay of execution for her daughter was nothing short of a miracle. Presidential spokesman Herminio Coloma thanked Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo for giving due consideration to the appeal of his Philippine counterpart, Benigno Aquino III.

He said the reprieve provides an opportunity for her testimony to expose how a criminal syndicate duped her into being an unwitting accomplice and courier in drug trafficking.

Jokowi’s predecessor, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, canceled a trip to Australia this week because of growing anger over the executions. He was to give a speech at the University of Western Australian in the city of Perth on Friday on Australia’s diplomatic and economic relationships with its Asia-Pacific neighbors, including Indonesia.

culled from Lailasblog

Indonesian nuns and officers stand in front of Rodrigo Gularte's coffin during his funeral at Saint Carolus funeral Home in Jakarta. The Brazilian was one of the eight men, including Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, executed

People pause to look at the Bali Nine vigil remnants at Martin Place in Sydney on Wednesday

 

Check Out What This Arsenal Fan made his girlfriend do

 

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Doh! Saskia struggled to name all 11 players of the starting squad and got confused on the player positions

 Saskia's boyfriend drew an angry face when she got a question wrong - this man means business

Saskia kept her boyfriend happy with creative answers to his questions, and got double marks for some...

 

There is nothing you won’t hear from this world, an Arsenal fan makes his girlfriend sit an exam about his team then reveals her prize for scoring 87% is that she won’t get dumped and for that simple reason she won’t get dumped at all.

She took to twitter to share this story with her result sheet (see photo above)

The test took the form of a school exam, with multiple choice questions, tables to complete, and ‘in your own words…’ section.

There were even ‘helpful’ instructions including ‘Read every question at least twice’ and ‘Check your answers if you have time at the end’. Oh, and ‘calculators may be used’.

Saskia scored an impressive 87 per cent, but according to her unnamed boyfriend’s feedback she ‘could have performed better on Q17’, needs to ‘Learn ALL player positions’ and should understand that ‘Tottenham are scum’.

She then made this comment on her twitter handle @saskiaisabxlla, commenting ‘Boyfriend made me take an @Arsenal exam!’ with emoticons showing she didn’t know whether to laugh or cry

Na wah ooo

Just In: Nigerian Military Operations rescues 293 Women in Sambisa Forest

 

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Great news coming from the Nigerian Military as operations in Sambisa forest has rescued women , unconfirmed reports according to military spokes person Brig. General Olukayode said screening ongoing

Breaking News Indonesia Executes Eight Prisoners Including Four Nigerians

A group of eight prisoners has reportedly been executed for drugs offences in Indonesia.

The executions took place in Besi prison on the island of Nusakambangan early on Wednesday morning local time.

Among those executed were 4 Nigerians and  Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Earlier, the men’s families were allowed to see them for the last time.

Boko Haram Is A Fraud – General Buhari

 

General Buhari while receiving a delegation from Nassarrawa state was quoted as saying ‘

“The fraud called Boko Haram can be defeated by denying it a recruitment base.

“No religion allows for the killing of children in school dormitory, in markets and places of worship. They have nothing to do with religion. They are terrorists and we are going to deal with them as they deal with terrorists anywhere.”

The President-elect also said he was greatly pained by the destruction of schools in the north-eastern part of the country.

This, he noted, could deny thousands of children access to education and a better future unless something was done urgently to avert “this tragedy.”

“The worst thing anybody can do is to deny children access to education. That will be destructive to their lives and we are not going to allow that to happen,” the President-elect said.

 

Nigerian’s to be convicted to death in Indonesia tommorrow

 

Last Hope For Convicts In Indonesia Is Gone

Hours before midnight, when the execution of convicted drug smugglers in Indonesia is set, their last hope for pardon is gone. The relatives of the inmates spend their final moments with their loved ones, while Indonesian authorities have already prepared for them coffins and crosses with the date of their death – 29.04.2015.

This will be sad for not just the Nigerian’s but also Australian and Brazilian already on death row.

Last Hope For Convicts In Indonesia Is Gone

Already coffins have been constructed for those whose execution will be carried out by midnight.

Four Nigerian’s are expected to be among those to be executed tomorrow