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Monday, 23 September 2013

PDP convention: Contempt case against Jonathan starts Sept 30


President Goodluck Jonathan

An Abuja Federal High Court will on September 30 hear an application in which a local manufacturer, Beddings Holdings Limited, is seeking to join President Goodluck Jonathan and officials of the Peoples Democratic Party in a pending contempt suit for allegedly using its patented ballot boxes for the August 31 national convention without permission.


The date was disclosed in hearing notices served on Jonathan, the PDP and the concerned officials.

Obama at Navy Yard massacre memorial: Recent shootings 'ought to obsess us'


Lamenting “once more” a deadly mass shooting, President Barack Obama assured families of the Navy Yard massacre victims at a memorial service on Sunday there was “nothing routine about this tragedy, there’s nothing routine about your loss.”
The service was held at the Washington Marine Barracks, just blocks from where authorities say Aaron Alexis shot and killed 12 Navy Yard workers on Monday afternoon and injured eight others.
"I fear there's a creeping resignation that this is somehow the new normal," Obama said. "It ought to obsess us, it ought to lead to some sort of transformation."



Charles Dharapak, AP
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, behind the president, attend a memorial service for the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting at Marine Barracks in Washington on Sunday.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

2015: Political jobbers, war-mongers have seized Nigeria –Mark


Senate President, David Mark, said yesterday, that political jobbers and war-mongers have seized the Nigerian political space ahead of the 2015 general elections which is still two years away. The Senate President made the observation while welcoming Senators at Tuesday’s plenary after a seven-week recess.
Mark noted that the antics of those agitating for political office ahead of 2015 was to unduly overheat the polity, adding that beating the drums of war and making treasonable comments were well-worn antics that would not work.
“Distinguished colleagues, more than ever before, our countrymen and women are looking up to us for leadership, redemption and stability. The polity is assailed by political tremors, all on account of the 2015 elections. Here, in this chamber, we are first and foremost, Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and though not impervious to the present centrifugal political pulls, we must put the interest of Nigeria above every other consideration.

Serial killer Gary Ridgway jailed for 49 murders confesses to 85 to KOMO-TV



AMERICA'S most prolific serial killer, who is in jail for killing 49 women, has now confessed to a TV crew to killing 85.
Gary Ridgway, known as the Green River Killer, claims he is revealing the true number of his victims to try to help bring closure to their families.
Ridgway, who murdered prostitutes and teenage runaways in King County, Washington State during the 1980s and 1990s, made the revelation in a series of telephone interviews with KOMO-TV's Charlie Harger.

Job-seeker attacks China's 2nd-richest man

CHINESE police have detained a labourer who approached China's second-richest man to ask for a job, and then attacked and injured the company chairman when he denied the request, state media report. 
 
Zong Qinghou, chairman of food and beverage giant Hangzhou Wahaha Group, is recovering from injuries to his left hand after Friday's attack in the eastern city of Hangzhou, the official Xinhua News Agency said on Wednesday.
Citing Hangzhou police, Xinhua identified the suspect as a 49-year-old migrant worker surnamed Yang and from the neighbouring province of Jiangsu. It said Yang borrowed 30,000 yuan (about $A5372) earlier this year and travelled to Hangzhou in search of work.
Yang sought out Zong, 67, near his home after watching a television program about the businessman's assistance to migrant workers and asked the man for a job with his company, Xinhua said.
It said Yang attacked Zong after his job request was turned down.
Zong had been China's richest man, but fell to the second place this year with total wealth of nearly $US19 billion. He founded Wahaha and built it into China's largest beverage manufacturer.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world/job-seeker-attacks-chinas-2nd-richest-man/story-e6frfkui-1226722261585#ixzz2fEv84Zv

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Ibori hid assets in Oando – British prosecutor

Convicted former Delta State Governor, Chief James Ibori, hid some of his assets in an indigenous integrated oil company, Oando Plc, according to a British prosecutor.
The prosecutor was quoted by Reuters in a report on Monday as saying that the former governor, who is serving a 13-year jail term in the United Kingdom for fraud and money-laundering, hid some of his assets in the oil firm; adding that money passed from Oando’s accounts into Ibori’s Swiss accounts.
Ibori had in February 2012 pleaded guilty to 10 counts of fraud and money-laundering worth £50m.