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December 6, 2011

The President seeks to persuade foreign companies to start manufacturing in Nigeria

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that in a bid to create more jobs in the country, the Federal Government is reviewing national industrial policies to persuade foreign companies that export a lot of finished products to Nigeria to start manufacturing in the country.

Speaking at an audience with the new Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Ryuichi Shoji, the President said the Federal Government is determined to take all necessary action to create new employment opportunities for Nigerian youths.

November 15, 2011

The workers accused the management of embezzling N400 million purportedly released by the state government for facility upgrade

Staff members of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), Sapele chapter, Delta state, have accused the company management of embezzling N400 million.

The amount was purportedly released by the state government for the upgrade of the Company’s facilities since 2009.

"From 2009 till date, nothing positive has come to the station," the workers said.

November 13, 2011

No matter the confusing or disorderly condition we are going through, as individuals or society, all we need is the light from the creator and all things will be sorted out.

Genesis 1: 1-2 reads “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the water”

October 26, 2011

Frederick Igboka allegedly sold Chioma Nmaduewesi dummy Japan travel documents

A self-acclaimed pastor, Frederick Igboka, 36, on Tuesday, appeared before an Upper Area Court in Gwagwalada for allegedly defrauding one Chioma Nmaduewesi of N225,000.

Igboka,who was accused of defrauding Nmaduewesi in the pretext of processing her
travelling documents to Japan, had in the process issued her with fake documents.

October 25, 2011

They expressed their readiness at a training organised by NEMA in Abuja

Following the recent Tsunami-induced nuclear accident at the Telco Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima, Japan, participants at the on-going national training for First Responders to Nuclear and Radiological Emergency organised by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Abuja, have expressed their readiness to put machinery in place to prevent such occurrences in Nigeria.

Speaking yesterday, stakeholders at the training said all hands must be on deck in order to achieve best practices in emergency management.

October 20, 2011

The satellites scanned up to 83 degrees latitude, covering 99 percent of the Earth's surface at a resolution of just 30 metres

A team of satellite engineers from Nasa and Japan has put together a fresh global digital elevation model, showing the height of every point on the Earth.

Well, nearly every point. The satellites scanned up to 83 degrees latitude, covering 99 percent of the Earth's surface at a resolution of just 30 metres. That means that lakes as small as a kilometre in diameter can be picked up.

October 17, 2011

Apple Inc said on Monday it sold 4 million iPhone 4S in the three days since it went on sale October 14.

 

October 16, 2011

There is nothing man can get out of the earth without toil and pains. 

There was a story published recently about an 80-year old man who died while queuing for pensioners' verification exercise. This unfortunate story reminds me of futility of human labour. Many people would be fast to condemn or commend the government for such verification that led to the death of an old man, but of a truth it is beyond luck! There is a curse involved.

May 31, 2011

RESPONSE TO

ALLEGATIONS OF WIFE BATTERING AGAINST ME, DR CHIJIOKE WIGWE,

BY MRS TESS IYI WIGWE AS PUBLISHED BY

THE STAR NEWSPAPER ON 26TH MAY 2011

 

Background
I married Tess Iyi Wigwe (nee Oniga) under native law and custom on 9th April 1978. The girl I married was famous for her temper and fighting ability. With my gentle and unassuming nature, I honestly believed that the sharp contrast in our characters could neutralize and complement each other. It was a grave error of judgment.

May 30, 2011

Germany has announced plans to become the first major industrialised power to shut down all its nuclear plants, with a phase-out due to be wrapped up by 2022

Germany has announced plans to become the first major industrialised power to shut down all its nuclear plants, with a phase-out due to be wrapped up by 2022.

Environment Minister Norbert Roettgen announced the government's decision, which was prompted by the Japanese nuclear disaster, in the early hours of this morning, describing it as "irreversible".

He said the vast majority of Germany's 17 reactors would be off line by the end of 2011.

May 18, 2011

The global financial system would no longer be dominated by the dollar or any single currency by 2025 and six major emerging economies— Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, and Russia—will account for more than half of all global growth, says a new World Bank report.

The report, Global Development Horizons 2011-Multipolarity: The New Global Economy, projects that as a group, emerging economies will grow on average by 4.7 per cent a year between 2011 and 2025. Advanced economies, meanwhile, are forecast to grow by 2.3 per cent over the same period, yet will remain prominent in the global economy, with the euro area, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States all playing a core role in fueling global growth.

April 1, 2011

 

Take the reaction to D’Banj’s interview with President Jonathan. Rather than analyzing what was said or omitted, we chose to narrow our comprehension bandwidth and engage in malevolent mockery via BBMessenger, on Twitter and Facebook. 

March 30, 2011

The Government of Japan has given 600,000 US dollars to ECOWAS to help strengthen the operational capacity of the Inter-Ministerial Drug Coordinating Committee in Guinea in its fight against illicit drugs in the region.

The Government of Japan has given 600,000 US dollars to ECOWAS to help strengthen the operational capacity of the Inter-Ministerial Drug Coordinating Committee in Guinea in its fight against illicit drugs in the region.

The amount will help facilitate the coordination and implementation of the ECOWAS Regional Action Plan and the accompanying Political Declaration on the Prevention of Drug Abuse, Illicit Drug Trafficking and Organized Crimes in West Africa, which were adopted by regional Heads of State and Government in December 2008.

March 21, 2011

Only two Nigerians were affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami which devastated parts of Japan, Nigeria's envoy to Japan, Godwin Agbo, has said.

Only two Nigerians were affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami which devastated parts of Japan, Nigeria's envoy to Japan, Godwin Agbo, has said.

The envoy said the affected Nigerians had already been evacuated and were receiving medical care from the mission’s staff. According to him, since the outbreak of the earthquake, the embassy had established emergency contact numbers and e-mails on its websitefor Nigerians in Japan to reach the mission.

March 14, 2011

A 60-year-old man has survived the Japan tsunami after clinging to his roof for two days.

March 12, 2011

Japanese officials struggled Saturday to avert the possibility of a meltdown at two major nuclear power plants whose emergency cooling systems were damaged by Friday's earthquake and tsunami.

Japanese officials struggled Saturday to avert the possibility of a meltdown at two major nuclear power plants whose emergency cooling systems were damaged by Friday's earthquake and tsunami.

Emergency officials ordered the evacuation Saturday of all civilians within a six-mile radius of the Fukushima No. 1 plant, which is about 150 miles northeast of Tokyo, after its normal backup cooling systems failed and it became necessary to release radioactive steam to relieve pressure that could cause an explosion.

March 12, 2011

An explosion at a nuclear power station Saturday destroyed a building housing the reactor amid fears that it could melt down after being hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunami.

An explosion at a nuclear power station Saturday destroyed a building housing the reactor amid fears that it could melt down after being hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunami.

Large amounts of radiation were spewing out and the evacuation area around the plant was expanded but officials did not know how dangerous the leak was to people. Shinji Kinjo, a spokesman for the Japanese nuclear agency, could not say how much radiation was in the atmosphere or how hot the reactor was following the failure of its cooling system.

March 11, 2011

An 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan early Friday, triggering tsunami warnings and sending people fleeing out of buildings in the capital.

An 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan early Friday, triggering tsunami warnings and sending people fleeing out of buildings in the capital.

Its epicenter was 373 kilometers (231 miles) from Tokyo, the United States Geological Survey said.

The quake rattled buildings and toppled cars off bridges and into waters underneath. In Tokyo, crowds gathered in the streets and tried to reach relatives via cell phone.

Scenes inside office buildings showed papers strewn all over the floor and people clinging onto seats and desks.

March 11, 2011

Balkisu Saidu, A Nigerian student at the University of Tokyo, speaks of her experiences in the earthquake that occurred in Japan on Friday.

Balkisu Saidu, A Nigerian student at the University of Tokyo, speaks of her experiences in the earthquake that occurred in Japan on Friday.

The quake triggered a 30 foot tsunami which devastates everything in its path; buildings in Tokyo erupt in flames. It has led to evacuations in cities in Taiwan, Russian, Philippines, Hawaii and others. There are indications the waves may enter New Zealand, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

March 9, 2011

A tsunami advisory has been issued in Japan after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan's main island of Honshu, the Japan Meteorological Agency said on Wednesday.

A tsunami advisory has been issued in Japan after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan's main island of Honshu, the Japan Meteorological Agency said on Wednesday.

The quake was centered 169 kilometres off the east coast of Honshu, directly east of the city of Sendai, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake occurred about 8.8 miles below the earth's surface, the USGS said. The expected height of the tsunami was only expected to be 0.5 meters.

February 17, 2011

The global financial crisis that shook the world two years ago instigated a shift in economic power, a new report says, giving emerging nations higher growth projections over the next four decades.

But Kenya, currently implementing its Vision 2030 economic blueprint to become a middle-income economy, is conspicuously missing in the projected 20 top economies in world by 2050.