4 NIS applicants discharged from hospital, angry youth stone governor, disrupt APC rally & other important news you should know today

by Oge Okonkwo

Abuja NIS stampede

4 job applicants discharged from hospital

Four applicants who were injured at the sitting for the job test of the Nigeria Immigration Service and admitted at the Rivers Government owned Braithwaite Memorial Hospital have  been discharged.

According to reports, there was a stampede at the Liberation stadium, Port Harcourt, venue of the Nigeria Immigration Service job interview, which left some of the applicants injured. Read more….

Angry youths stone Governor, others, disrupt APC rally

Youths in Nasarawa local government area, came out in hundreds to disrupt the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign rally towards the local government elections scheduled for March 22, 2014.

Report say the angry youths claimed they were protesting the imposition of a candidate by the party, throwing stones at the podium few minutes after the state governor, Umaru Al-Makura was about to deliver his speech. Read more….

PDP is owing me – Atiku says

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar on Sunday said his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is owing him a great debt of gratitude.

He also urged the leadership of PDP to  concentrate on improving lives of the people, redressing the parlous state of the nation’s economy and stem the state of insecurity, rather than manipulate history. Read more….

Female banker defrauds Emir of Kano
A female banker, Amina Magaji has been arrested after it was discovered that she was connected to the missing N46 million in the dormant bank account of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero.
The account was said to have been opened in 1967 but went dormant later, the suspect was said to have reactivated the account and covert the money for her use. Read more….

Kaduna killings: Governor aborts trip, tension mounts

There was tension in Kaduna metropolis on Sunday following the killing of over 100 persons in an overnight attack in three southern Kaduna villages by unknown gunmen.

The attack on the three communities however forced the state governor, Mukthar Ramalan Yero to cancel his visit to the United States of America for a conference on peace and security and hurriedly return home. Read more….

Microsoft Nigeria gets new country manager, Kabelo Makwane

The software giant, Microsoft, has  announced the appointment of Kabelo Makwane as the company’s new country manager for Nigeria.

As country manager, Makwane hopes, among many things, will address the challenge of local innovation.
With this development, the  seasoned technology professional and long-standing member of the Microsoft family, South African born Makwane will lead the company’s global shift to a devices and services offering in one of the most dynamic, innovative and fast growing countries on the continent. Read more….

Delta Speaker, Ochei resigns

There are indications that the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Mr. Victor Ochei may have resigned as Speaker of the House.

Ochei, who represents Aniocha North constituency in the state Assembly is one of the governorship aspirants in the state in 2015. Read more….

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