Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Unknown Gunmen Storm Canadian Parliament Complex, Kills Several People

Multiple gunmen stormed the Canadian Parliament complex and the National War Memorial in Ottawa around 10am this morning Wednesday October 22nd and started shooting at people. One soldier was killed (at the Canadian war memorial). According to eye
witnesses, a gunman came down from a car, walked up to the soldier and shot him dead. One of the shooters was later killed by police.


Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper had to be evacuated from the government building, which is currently on lock down. Schools and the US embassy are also on lock down in Ottawa.

No one/group has claimed responsibility for what's going on there right now.

Wednesday morning's gunfire in the main Canadian Parliament building started in the foyer, and a second round of shooting happened about a minute later in a hallway or near the entrance to the Parliament's library, Ottawa journalist Josh Wingrove told CNN.

He said several officers had weapons drawn, and most of the dozens of shots that he heard appeared to have been fired by officers at the gunman.


When the shooting ended, a person was lying motionless on the ground near the library entrance, Wingrove said.


There were "numerous gunmen" Wednesday morning at the Canada War Memorial shooting, said Marc Soucy of the Ottawa Police Service.
Authorities are working to figure out if there were two or three gunmen, he said. Only one person was shot, Soucy said.

There were "several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa" on Wednesday morning, police said on Twitter. "Incidents occurred at
National War Memorial, near the Rideau Centre and Parliament Hill." All Ottawa police buildings remain on lockdown and are closed to the public, police also said on Twitter.


There were two soldiers standing guard at the war memorial in Ottawa near Parliament, and a gunman shot one of them, a witness told CNN on Wednesday. Peter Henderson, a journalist, said other soldiers doing drills nearby ran to help the fallen soldier. Henderson said he knew the person shot was a soldier because of the ceremonial uniform the soldier was wearing.

Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Categories:

"A Child Will Come In Time"- Toke Makinwa

Well you know how it is with marriage, people start asking when they haven't seen/heard of an issue. It's no different in Toke Makinwa's marriage as people are beginning to ask questions.

Toke seems to be tired of the several questions and says a baby will come in due time.
Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Categories:

House Of Reps Move To Curtail Excesses Of DSTV In Nigeria

The House of Representatives moved on Tuesday to contain the "arbitrary" subscription rates charged by Multichoice for its Digital Satellite Television services in the country.

The House observed that high pricing by Dstv had made access to its "premium" programming difficult for the majority of Nigerians.


It also noted that lack of competition in the digital satellite broadcast industry had encouraged a monopoly giving firms such as Multichoice the "undue advantage" of blocking the efforts of other firms to enter the market and crash prices.

Lawmakers particularly opposed a "rigid" subscription policy that permanently billed subscribers "whether they are at home viewing
programmes or not."


A bill to stop such stranglehold on the industry passed second reading at the House on Tuesday.


The bill, which was sponsored by a member from Adamawa State, Mrs. Aisha Dahiru-Modibbo, sought to amend the National Broadcasting Commission Act to guarantee openness and competition in the industry.


The long title of the bill reads, "A Bill for an Act to Amend the National Broadcasting Commission Act to Provide for Competition in
Nigeria, to Promote Efficiency and Expand Opportunities for Participation of Nigerians in World Markets, while at the same time recognising the Role of Foreign Competition in Nigeria and for other Matters Related thereto."

Leading the debate on the bill, Dahiru-Modibbo said while Nigeria was not against foreign participation in the local economy but such involvement should not be to the detriment of Nigerians.

She noted that there were indigenous firms which could also render premium satellite broadcast programming to Nigerians, but complained that "deliberate actions" by monopolies stifled the firms.


"In every country, measures are taken to protect the people.

"What is happening to us in Nigeria does not happen elsewhere on the continent.


"It is high time our regulatory body, the NBC was positioned to protect Nigerians from this arbitrary actions," she stated.


The House Deputy Leader, Mr. Leo Ogor, wondered why Nigeria, one of the countries with the largest subscriber base of Dstv services,
hardly received the kind of "subscriber-friendly offers" that were offered to the citizens of other African countries.


"You have a situation in the telecommunications industry, for example, where you are billed as
you go or use your mobile phones.

"You pay for what you use. We should be having pay as you view or watch as well.

"Why should Nigerians continue to pay for Dstv services whether they are at home using the service or not?" Ogor asked.

He cited Kenya as one of the countries that had taken measures to contain the excesses of Dstv and other foreign digital satellite TV service providers.


Seasoned broadcaster and Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, lent her voice to the debate, supporting a call for more subscriber-friendly pricing in Nigeria.

Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Categories:

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Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Categories:

APC Raises Alarm After Asari Dokubo Threatens To Deal With National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed

The All Progressive Congress said Tuesday that it will hold the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Mr. Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, responsible for any mishap that may befall its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.


In a letter to the Presidency, the Police and the State Security Service over the recent threat of
violence by Mujahid Asari Dokubo against Mohammed, the party asked the government and the security agents to call the ex-militant to order.


The letter signed by the National Secretary of the party and made available to journalists in Abuja, said in view of the antecedents of Asari Dokubo and his propensity to violence, the party will hold him personally responsible if anything
untoward happens to Mohammed.


The letter reads: "The attention of our party has been drawn to comments made by the leader of
the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Mr. Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, that included a threat of violence against our National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.


"The threat, contained in an interview granted to the online newspaper Premium Times by Mr.
Asari Dokubo on Friday, Oct. 17th 2014, follows a press statement which was issued on behalf of the party by Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Oct. 8th 2014, asking the Federal Government to explain the reported presence of Mr. Asari Dokubo on the plane that transported US$9.3 million cash to South Africa.


"In the interview, Mr. Asari Dokubo said while he would adopt a "civilised response to Mr. Mohammed by first suing the APC spokesperson for his remarks", he (Asari Dokubo) warned that should the courts fail to deliver justice, 'he will resort to self-help by using his hands and any other means to deal with Mr. Mohammed.

"We find this threat totally abhorring, dangerous, unacceptable and uncivilized, and therefore wish to request that you call Mr. Asari
Dokubo to order and invite him to explain what he means by his threat to resort to self help. We have attached a copy of the said interview to this petition.

"We take the unwarranted threat very seriously, in view of the antecedents of Mr. Asari Dokubo
and his propensity to violence, and will definitely hold him personally responsible if anything untoward happens to our National Publicity
Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.


"Since ours is a country that operates under the rule of law rather than the laws of the jungle, we believe anyone who is aggrieved over any issue should resort to the courts to seek redress."

Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Categories:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Revelation: Female Strippers In Lagos Make N150,000 Weekly

The man pictured above, Shina Eddo, is a popular nude club owner in Lagos. And he has made a rather shocking revelation about the
benefits attached to being a stripper.


Read details after the cut..

Shina says his strippers are happy girls and bread winners of their respective families because they earn about N150k per week, and a total of N600k per month. In a recent interview with News Of The People, Shina made it known that these girls are majorly undergraduates who are well taken care of by him.

Read the full gist below:

'Actually the kind of money they make help them to take care of a lot of issues, like most of them are in school and you can imagine when you are in school and in a situation
where you have to sleep with a guy to get 5/10 thousand or what have you, but here you don't have to sleep with anyone.

In a strip club, all you have to do is lap dance a guy or sit on him. When you sit on him, you whine and he gives you money, some can give you N5000, some can give you N10,000, some can even give you N20,000, it depends.


In this place, a girl makes up to N150, 000 in a week. We open on Tuesdays to Sundays and we go off on Mondays. If a girl makes up to a N150,000 in a week, that is about N600,000 in a month and when she goes out to tell her friends that this is the kind of money she makes, her friend will want to come too and that is why they keep coming from different parts of the world.


So the kind of money they make here enables them to take care of their parents, some of them have kids, some of them help their siblings, those going to school take care of their school needs and sort a lot of issues for them.

We have accommodation here at no cost and they have all the freedom here, they are making good money and they catch all the fun. We have a clientele, the big boys come here, they come, they don't pay anything for accommodation, they don't pay for feeding, their welfare are well taken good care of and they make good money, so that is why they all keep tripping in.


Other girls all over Nigeria, once they hear what we pay them here, they keep coming in and we keep having them, we should have about 70 girls if I am not mistaken.''

Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Categories:

Toke Makinwa (@tokstarr) At UNILAG To Speak On "Tackling Competition"

Earlier today, popular OAP, Toke Makinwa was at the University of Lagos to speak on the topic, "Tackling Competition" in an event organised by The Future Project.

Did I forget to also add that Toke was dressed up in a lovely colour blocking dress combination by April By Kunbi.
Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Categories:

CEO Of Oil Company Total Dies In Plane Crash

Christophe de Margerie, the Chairman and CEO of giant oil company, Total, died in plane crash last night October 20th in Russia. He was 63.

According to a statement released by airport authorities early this morning, de Margerie's private plane collided with a snowplow on the runway of Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow as it was accelerating for takeoff just a few minutes before midnight. They also said in the statement that the driver of the snowplow was intoxicated. The business jet's three crew members also died.

The chief executive who was based in Paris, France had gone t to Russia to attend a meeting of corporate executives with Prime Minister Dmitri A. Medvedev and was returning to Paris when the accident occurred. He is survived by a wife and children.


However, Russian investigators have said "criminal negligence" caused the crash at a Moscow airport that resulted in the death of Total's chief executive.

Christophe de Margerie died along with three crew members when his corporate jet collided with a snow plough.
Federal investigators said that the driver of the snow plough was drunk.
Investigators also said that "negligent" managers at the airport had failed to co-ordinate the actions of their employees.
The Investigations Committee of Russia, a federal agency which answers to President Vladimir Putin, is investigating the crash.
"It is already obvious that the cause of the events was not at all a horrific tragic confluence of circumstances, which is how representatives of the airport are trying to present it, but criminal negligence by officials who could not ensure the coordinated actions of airport employees," said committee spokesman Vladimir Markin.
Several officials at the airport were likely to be suspended, according to Mr Markin.
Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Categories:

Oscar Pistorius Gets 5 Years In Prison For Killing His Girlfriend

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been given five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.


Judge Thokozile Masipa also gave Pistorius a three-year suspended sentence for a firearms charge.

The parents of Reeva Steenkamp told the BBC they were happy with the sentence and relieved the case
was over. The defence said it expected Pistorius to serve about 10 months in prison.

Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide but cleared of murder.


Prosecutors had called for a minimum 10-year term, and the defence had argued for community service and house arrest.

Defence lawyer Barry Roux said his client was expected to serve 10 months in prison, with the rest under house arrest.


Dup De Bruyn, a lawyer for the Steenkamp family, told Reuters that "justice was served", although he believed Pistorius would probably serve two years.


Pistorius's uncle, Arnold, said: "We accept the judgment. Oscar will embrace the opportunity to pay back to society."


He appealed to the media to "accept the ruling of court and let us move forward in this process and
give us some degree of dignity and privacy".


He said the family would support and guide the athlete as he served his sentence.


The BBC's Nomsa Maseko, outside court, says opinion there was divided on the sentence, with some saying it was too light, others that it was fair.

She says Pistorius, who has been taken away from court in a police van, will be evaluated over the next
few hours in prison to decide where he will be staying based on his disability.

Judge Masipa said she considered her sentence "fair and just, both to society and to the accused".

She said: "A non-custodial sentence would send the wrong message to the community. On the other hand, a long sentence would also not be appropriate either, as it would lack the element of mercy."


Judge Masipa said that nothing she could say or do could bring back Reeva Steenkamp, but "hopefully, this judgment on sentence shall provide some sort of closure for the family".


The judge begun reading her decision by saying there must be a balance between retribution, deterrence and rehabilitation.


In summarising the evidence, she described defence witness and social worker Annette Vergeer as
"slapdash and disappointing".


Ms Vergeer had argued Pistorius would be "a lot more vulnerable than the normal man" in jail.

But Judge Masipa said she was sure prisons were equipped to cater for the requirements of a special needs inmate.


She also said she had a "feeling of unease" at what she called an overemphasis on the athlete's vulnerability.

However, she said Pistorius had made an "enormous contribution to society", in his charity work and in
changing the public perception of disability.


The judge also said: "It would be a sad day for this country if an impression were to be created that
there was one law for the poor and disadvantaged, and another for the rich and famous."

The three-year suspended term was for unlawfully firing a gun in a restaurant, in a separate incident
before the Steenkamp killing.

Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Categories: