The deputy Governor of Ekiti state, Mrs Olufunmilayo Adunni Olayinka is dead. She passed away after a battle with cancer. A statement signed by the state’s Commissioner for Information; Tayo Ekundayo, announced the demise of Mrs Olayinka, late Saturday night. “It is with sadness but with gratitude to God, the passing of the State Deputy Governor, H.E. Mrs Olufunmilayo Adunni Olayinka, aged 52, after a tough but courageous battle with cancer” the statement read. “She died on Saturday evening.” The late Mrs Olayinka, was an accomplished banker who worked in the financial industry for 21 years before her foray into politics and election as the deputy governor of Ekiti state on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). She was sworn in as the deputy governor on the 16th of October 2010 alongside the state Governor, Kayode Fayemi. “She demonstrated exemplary courage and dedicated service to Ekiti people both during the struggle to retrieve the stolen mandate and in her position as Deputy Governor.” The late Mrs Olayinka holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Master’s degree from the Central State University, Edmond, Oklahoma, She is survived by her husband and children as well as aged parents and siblings.
View the original here:
Ekiti Deputy Governor Is Dead
Posted in News
Tagged ACN, current
The Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Mrs Funmilayo Olayinka, has died of cancer. The 52 year old banker turned politician lost her battle with cancer today in Lagos. She’s survived by her husband and three kids. May her soul rest in peace…Amen.
See original article here:
Ekiti State deputy governor, Funmilayo Olayinka, dies of cancer at 52
A hi-tech bracelet could soon be helping civil rights and aid workers at risk of being kidnapped or killed. When triggered, the personal alarm uses phone and sat-nav technology to warn that its wearer is in danger. Warnings are sent in the form of messages to Facebook and Twitter to rally support and ensure people do not disappear without trace. The first bracelets are being given out this week and funding is being sought to make many more. The bracelets have been developed by the Civil Rights Defenders campaign group in a bid to help workers in war zones and other areas of conflict. The chunky bracelet has mobile phone technology buried within it that can send prepared messages when the gadget is triggered. Alerts can be sent manually by a rights worker if they feel under threat or are triggered automatically if the bracelet is forcefully removed. The alarm sends out information about its owner and where they were when they were attacked. Other staff nearby will also be alerted so they can start to take action to help anyone in distress. Civil Rights Defenders wants people to sign up to monitor the bracelets of individual rights workers via social media. It hopes the global involvement will act as a deterrent to anyone planning attacks on aid workers. “Most of us, given the chance, would like to help others in danger,” said Civil Rights Defenders’ executive director Robert Hardh. “These civil rights defenders are risking their lives for others to have the right to vote, or to practise religion or free speech.” Those who monitor bracelets can also help bring pressure to bear on governments to find or release people abducted or jailed. In total, 55 bracelets will be given out by the end of 2014. The rights group started work on the gadget in the wake of the kidnapping and murder of Chechen rights worker Natalia Estemirova in 2009. Ms Estemirova had been involved in documenting the alleged abuse of civilians by government-backed militias. Culled from BBC
Smart Bracelet To Protects Aid Workers
Posted in News
Tagged info tech, News
At least 11 people have been killed in an early morning attack on Midlu village in Adamawa state, while staging an attack on the residence of the state’s Deputy Governor. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mohammed Ibrahim, confirmed the attack stating that unidentified gunmen raided Midlu village, in Madagali local government area of the state, and attacked the home of the state deputy governor, Bala Ngalari. The police officer failed to provide any more details. “So far, the information available to me is that 11 people lost their lives in the village, including two private security men at the deputy governor’s house” Mr. Ibrahim said. However, agency reports, say the gunmen attacked several houses, calling out names and shooting residents leaving some dead, and others injured. An eye witness, who does not want to be identified according to agency reports said the incident took place in the early hours of Saturday around 2am. The eye witness explained that the attackers went from house-to-house, picking out their victims, who they even called by name. According to the witness, the exact number of deaths are yet to be ascertained.
11 Killed As Gunmen Attack Adamawa Deputy Governor’s Residence
Posted in News
Tagged channels tv, local
A coalition of opposition political parties and civil societies in Kaduna state under the auspices of Greater Kaduna group have threatened to drag the Kaduna state government to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) if it fails to account for what it did with the loan of N12 billion it allegedly took from commercial banks recently. The coalition met on Saturday to deliberate on the state of affairs of the state and the nation in general. Chairmen of leading opposition parties in the state, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and a host of others, at the meeting, berated what they call lack of development and embezzlement of fund in their state. The convener of the meeting who is also the state chairman of ANPP, Senator Aliyu Mohammed Lawal, explained that the association is a pressure group formed with the aim of holding government accountable to the citizens and to enthrone good governance in the country. The opposition parties also lamented the poor state of infrastructure in the state in spite of the huge allocations the government has received in the past years.
Read original article -
Opposition Parties Threaten To Sue Kaduna State Govt Over N12billion loan
In what has become a tradition in the Presidential Villa for three years running, President Goodluck Jonathan and other government officials on Saturday morning, held a presidential national breakfast prayers. The prayer meeting called on all Nigerians not to be deterred or be weary in spirit following the security challenges facing the nation. Dr Jonathan said that Nigeria was brought together by providence and that everyone must be hopeful that all the problems confronting the nation will soon be over as nothing is impossible with God. The President came with a message that Nigeria’s should not be weary in prayers as he called for wisdom to implement the right decisions from the most high. He also prayed for strength and wisdom to implement the right decisions for the good of the nation. The breakfast prayers had in attendance, former head of Nigeria’s interim government; Chief Ernest Shonekan, Deputy Senate President; Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives; Emeka Ihedioha, all the cabinet members, members of the diplomatic corps, the clergy, and captains of industries. Clergymen that were also in attendance are Pastor Emmanuel Kure of The Throne Room Ministry, the General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Musa Asake, and the Primate of the Anglican Communion in Nigeria, Reverend Nicholas Okoh. The event featured prayers for the nation, the President and those in government as well as other world leaders Professor Falola of the Believers Baptist Church Kano drew his sermon from the book of Deuteronomy on what to do to reap from the land. The presidential national breakfast prayer was introduced three years ago as a buffer to the many challenges that is confronting the nation. Many call it an eloquent demonstration of the President’s belief that Nigerians cannot make it by their powers alone.
Continue reading here:
Let’s Intensify Prayers For Nigeria – Jonathan
Posted in News
Tagged headlines, News
The Special Adviser to the Governor of Ekiti State on politics, Alhaji Ayodele Jinadu, has denied the claim that members of the ruling Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the state in Erijiyan community, are planing to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The Erijiyan community leader Mr. Segun Adewunmi, while on Channels Television’s Saturday breakfast show; Sunrise, made the claim while explaining circumstances that led to the recent ethnic crisis between some members of the community. The Governor’s aide further accentuated his position by sating that there are already factions between some of the PDP in the community, who want to now join the ACN.
ACN Members Are Not Defecting To PDP In Ekiti– Fayemi’s Aide
Bayern Munich clinched the Bundesliga title with six games to spare – the quickest-ever triumph in German league history. Bastian Schweinsteiger scored the only goal of the game at Eintracht Frankfurt with a lovely back-heeled finish. Bayern have lost only once all season, conceding 13 goals, and have won all 11 games since the winter break. Defending champions Borussia Dortmund beat Augsburg 4-2 but are 20 points behind. “The fact that we have won the title after 28 games is extraordinary, it’s simply fantastic,” said manager Jupp Heynckes, who is moving aside at the end of the season to allow Pep Guardiola to take over. “One of the things FC Bayern have demonstrated this season is that we’re a top side, but we have done it with harmony in the team.” Schweinsteiger’s solitary goal came as captain Philipp Lahm crossed for him to delicately flick a shot past the goalkeeper. Meanwhile, Dortmund’s win was of no consequence, relinquishing their hold on the league trophy that they have won for the previous two seasons. Bayern remain on course for a league, domestic cup and European Cup treble – something the German team have never achieved. They are unbeaten away from home so far this season, and with 75 points accrued thus far, are on course to beat Dortmund’s record tally of 81. After sealing their 23rd title, Bayern can now focus on other competitions. Leading 2-0 after the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Juventus, Heynckes’ side are favourites to progress into the last four, and could set up a clash against rivals Dortmund, who drew 0-0 against Malaga. They face Wolfsburg in the semi-finals of the German Cup, looking to lift the DFB-Pokal trophy for the 16th time. Culled from BBC Sport
Bayern Munich Win Bundesliga Title In Record Time
Posted in News, Sports
Tagged News, sports
The director of Public Affairs for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Emmanuel Umeager, has admitted that the electoral body faced a lot of challenges in conducting the last general elections in 2011. He noted that INEC has learnt its lessons now bracing up for a better election in the 2015. Mr Umeager made this known while speaking on Channels Television’s Saturday breakfast Show Sunrise, where he added that a committee has been set up by INEC to look into the conduct of the last elections. The committee he claimed, has been working round the clock to see where the weaknesses were identified so that by the next general elections, the electoral body will be able to give Nigerians a free and fair election.
This article is from -
INEC Is Bracing Up For A Better Election In 2015
With the <!–[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]–>deluge of criticism that now trails the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood actor, Desmond Eliot, has said it will take a lot of funding and training to get to the seemingly stagnant industry to the next level. While speaking on Channel’s Television Saturday breakfast Show Sunrise, Desmond said due to lack of funding nothing has inspired Nollywood to grow further. On addressing piracy, which is the major bane of the movie industry, the actor turned director claimed that “we need a stronger hand” because people know who the pirates are but can’t talk.
Link to article:
Nollywood Can’t Grow Further Due To Lack Of Funding – Desmond Eliot