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The album will be available nationwide as part of an official release, in compact disc (CD) form, and will be priced according to the prevailing Nigerian market. The album will be sold in major cities of Lagos, Abuja, Port- Harcourt, Enugu and will be available on the streets, in album stores and retail outlets nationwide.
Dana Air Nigeria, on Friday, admitted to lawmakers that its plane that crashed in Lagos June 3, killing all 153 people on board, had a troubled past before its purchase from an American company.
A joint Senate and House of Representatives hearing into the crash ended Friday after the panel, for three days, received presentations from aviation regulators and operators.
The company had earlier denied, soon after the crash, details published about the aircraft, including incidents of emergency in the cockpit area arising from electrical faults while it was owned by America’s Alaska Airlines.
Responding to questions from the lawmakers, the company’s Flight Operations Director, Oscar Wilson, agreed with the details and said the information were available to them before purchase of the aircraft; but that the plane was the only option they had at time of purchase in 2008.
Wilson said due to the shortage of the specification they sought to buy, if they had not purchased the crashed plane, they would have waited another five years for a new aircraft from Airbus.
He also admitted he had been warned by the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, about the poor state of health of airplanes in the Dana fleet.
- Daily Times
A Federal High Court in Lagos has just granted a restraining order to the Federal Government on the renaming of the University of Lagos to the Moshood Abiola University.
More details later.
The Egyptian Presidential Election Commission announced that Mohammed Morsi, head of the Brotherhood’s political front, the Freedom and Justice Party, won a narrow but clear victory. There is no appeal.
The declaration by the commission’s chairman, Farouq Sultan, a judge close to ex-President Mr Mubarak, relieves immediate concern at the possibility of widespread unrest by Islamists and secular revolutionaries, who had feared the win would be given to Mr Morsi’s opponent, Ahmed Shafiq,a retired general and Mr Mubarak’s last prime minister.
The Brotherhood’s own count of published polling station figures had given Mr Morsi a 52-48 per cent win, a judgement agreed by most independent newspapers and observers. Final election figures from the commission reflected a similar score. Morsi won 13,230,131 votes against Shafiq who clinched 12,347,380.
In advance of the declaration, troops and police flooded the streets of the capital to protect public buildings in case of disorder. The army had threatened a “firm response” to any sign of trouble.
The result is a remarkable achievement for the Islamists, who emerged from decades of persecution to seize a seemingly unassailable position in Egypt’s politics after the overthrow of Mr Mubarak. A month ago, they were in control of the first freely elected parliament, were set to dominate the comittee drawing up a new constitution, and their candidate had led the first round of voting in the presidential elections
Following recent decrees, the military interim rulers, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), dissolved parliament following a separate ruling by Mr Sultan in his other role as head of the constitutional court, reserved its powers to itself, and gave itself a veto over any new constitution.
Amid rumours that the result yesterday was in part the result of negotiations with the army to co-operate in the future government of Egypt, the Brotherhood must now decide how hard to push for full powers to be returned to the president’s office.
In the near future, it is likely that Mr Morsi, who retains the right to appoint a prime minister and cabinet, will retain considerable authority over domestic policy, while the army directs security, defence and foreign policy.
- The Telegraph
It was a bleak Sunday for the congregation of former pop star turned cleric, Pastor Kris Okotie when he announced the break-up in his marriage of four years to his second wife, Stephanie.
The bad news which enveloped the Household of God Church, Oregun, Lagos stunned members as they stood still and speechless for seconds after he dropped the bombshell shortly to the close of Sunday service few hours ago.
The Sunday service which coincided with the June’s brethren’s’ birthday celebration had recorded soul lifting songs and dances interspersed with fervent prayers, ministration and cutting of the cake. Okotie, in a sparkling white short-sleeve suit suddenly drew the attention of the church. “Stephanie and I are no longer married. We have separated. You can see she’s not in church today. It’s due to irreconcilable differences and you should please respect our wishes at this time because there is no going back.”
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) on Saturday said Lagos would soon experience a seven-day rainfall.
Mr Abayomi Oyegoke of NIMET Central Forecast Unit, Oshodi, Lagos, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Oyegoke also said hat a total of 570 mm of rainfall had been recorded in Lagos State between January and June.
He explained that the rains being experienced in state were the beginning of a seven-day rainfall.
“In the last one week, it appears we are experiencing a prelude to the normal seven days rainfall and immediately after the seven days rain, what should be the next, is the little dry season.
“The dry season indicates the onset of the ‘August break’ and it seems the break may come early this year towards the second or third week in July, this is also normal,” Oyegoke said.
He said the August break signified the first break of the peak of the rainfall over the swamp forest area.
Oyegoke said that the announcement by the Lagos State Ministry of Environment that rain would fall for 238 days was misleading.
The famous Club SQ, owned by the late Susan Yusuf better known as Suzy Q has finally been shut down four months after her death.
We learn that the club located at Younis Bashorun Street, Victoria Island was shutdown simply because the management could not pay up for the rent it had owed for months.
A staff says the number of customers reduced drastically right after Suzy Q’s demise.
‘Susan’s friends don’t come around again, she used to run it herself but when she died, things have changed’, a friend of Suzy’s disclosed to NET.
Suzy Q was gruesomely stabbed to death on February 10, 2012 at her 1004 apartment. She was buried on March 23.
A few minutes ago, Nigerian singer Goldie, who is on the Big Brother Stargame show, took another dramatic turn.
She has voluntarily requested to exit the show a few hours to Official Evictions.
In a weird twist, she also apologised to her friend Denrele Edun, who is a Channel O VJ.
It will be recalled that Goldie has faced a tumultous time in the house following a weird on-off romance with housemate Prezzo.
We’ll keep you updated.
ama’atu Ahlissunnah Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad, the militant Islamic group widely known as Boko Haram said today it was not involved in yesterday’s attempt to bomb a mosque in Fage Local Government area of Kano State.
In a statement obtained by SaharaReporters, Boko Haram spokesperson Abul Qaqa described the story as a ruse and mischief by the State Security Service (SSS) which they accused of being behind the plan.
The sect also expressed its delight with the death of one of its commanders, Habibu Bama, whom they described as a martyr who died in the course of fighting for Allah. It repeated its warning to media houses which misrepresent their positions, and re-stated in the statement, which was written in Hausa, that those misleading their positions would have themselves to blame in event of an attack.
Below is the full statement:
“Blessed and thanks be to Almighty Allah and merciful. And to also his Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.). After this we wish to react to what we heard in the media yesterday Friday that some people attempted to plant bomb in one of the Friday mosques in Kano City.
This jihad being advance by Jama’atu Ahlissunnah Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad wish to distance itself from this atrocity, and we are aware that it is such mischief being orchestrated and in line with the operations of SSS like their counterparts in other parts of the world; all in the bid of blackmailingMujahedeens. And they will not succeed by the power of Almighty Allah, because everybody knows that we are doing only Jihad towards ensuring adhering to Muslim system. It is because of this that we were being said to be “Islamic Extremists”, and so how can we bomb where Allah is being worshipped?
Because of this, it is just mischief of those kicking against the realization of Islamic state, and they will not achieve their sinister plot with the power of Allah on our side.
“We are happy to express our happiness and joy because of the gallantry Almighty Allah granted our brother Habibu Bama, we are hoping Allah accepts this act of martyrdom and his sacrifice to Jihad, dying in the field of war is a pride and most cherished last pride of a real Muslim.
“Again, we are warning the media up to now to brace up, because like they know we are working very hard to avoid face up with them. But up to now some of them did not understand us. Because like we put it as a condition to them, any media outlet that knows they will not report our messages as we put in correct form, it should not disseminate it completely, even from the government side concerning us and even if it is Goodluck Jonathan that talk about us.
They shouldn’t make a mistake and report it. And if they make mistake and report it, then whatever that befall them, they should cry with themselves.”
- Sahara Reporters