There was confusion around Aguda bus stop, Ogba, Lagos,
when a middle aged conductor plying Ogba –Ojota route, popularly known as IK,
from Imo State, suddenly slumped and died on Wednesday morning.
Eyewitness accounts revealed that IK, who resides in Oke-Ira
area of Ojodu LCDA, went to work in the morning but wasn’t looking healthy as
“When he came out this morning, he wasn’t his usual self.
His eyes were bulging and he wasn’t walking too well. Nobody paid him any
attention because he was known to be an alcoholic; he was always seen around
2nd Junction where he indulged in drinking alcohol heavily. Suddenly, he
started vomiting and collapsed. He died on the spot before any help could reach
him,” an eyewitness said P.M.NEWS correspondent.
When P.M.NEWS visited the area, his body was seen covered
with a blanket.
Shop owners locked up their shops were seen milling around
discussing the incident.
According to a news report by Sahara Reporters, suspected members
of Boko Haram entered Mubi town in Adamawa state today Oct. 29th and took over
the army headquarters of the 234 battalion in the town.
The troops guarding the barracks reportedly initially exchanged fire with the
sect men but fled after they realized they were outnumbered by the militants
and their heavy firepower.
In a related development, the sect members are
reported to have attacked Uba and Hildi towns and other locations in Borno and
Adamawa states this morning Oct. 29th. According to residents of the villages,
the sect men arrived in the early hours, shooting at them, burning buildings
and forcefully took away their food stuff
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will tomorrow, Thursday,
October 30 pick up the PDP nomination form for the 2015 Presidential
President Jonathan thanks all Nigerians, members of the PDP,
friends, associates, and all groups who in sincere appreciation of the
achievements of the administration in the last four years, have been urging him
to seek a second term in office.
President Jonathan is greatly encouraged by the overwhelming
outpouring of goodwill and support, as well as the confidence of the
generality of Nigerians in his ability to continue to transform the country for
the good of all of its people.
The President is also grateful to all the persons, groups
and communities who have sent donations, and made pledges to assist him to pay
the required N22 million for the PDP Presidential Nomination Fee and Expression
of Interest Form.
He acknowledges, and accepts with immense gratitude, the
following donations and pledges that he has received from a broad section of
1. Mr. Kennedy Ikenna Odoeme – N5,
2. Mr Ezemagu Sunday Nnamdi – N10,
3. PDP Governors – N22 Million
4. Transformation Ambassadors of
Nigeria (TAN) – N22m
5. Ogbia LGA Stakeholders,
Bayelsa state – N5m
6. Otuoke Community Stakeholders –
7. Brass LGA Stakeholders,
Bayelsa state – N50, 000
8. Bayelsa State PDP Stakeholders-
9. Northern Youths Forum – N2m
10. Central Market Traders Union, Kaduna State –
11. PDP Stakeholders, Zaria LGA – N500, 000
12.PDP Stakeholders, Yobe State – N500, 000
13.PDP Stakeholders, Kaduna State- N2m
14. Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore – N5m
15. The Goodluck Support Group, Gombe State – N1m
16. Adamawa State PDP Stakeholders – N3m
17. Ebonyi State PDP Stakeholders- N2m
18.Kogi State PDP Stakeholders – N5m
19. Rivers State PDP Stakeholders – N5m
2015 Project – N1m
21.Team Goodluck, Ondo North Senatorial District – N5m
Belt PDP Women Support Group for GEJ 2015 – N500, 000
David Generation Foundation, Jos – N200, 000
Weneng Yere Duk, Jos – N200,000
3 Youth Organization, Plateau State – N500, 000
State Indigenes Association, Abuja – N300,000
Youth United for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan 2015 – N500, 000
Youth Vanguard for PDP- N500, 000
Goodluck Support Group – N200, 000
of Gombe Support Groups for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan – N2m
31. Hinna Youth Coalition for Goodluck – N500, 000
Women Pray for Jonathan - N1m
Association of Widows - N100, 000
Council of Women Societies - N500, 000
members of the PDP Board of Trustees - N500,000
Association of Persons with Disabilities - N100,000
Association of Market Women - N500, 000
Awareness and Development Network – N1 m
President Jonathan assures the donors that he will continue
to do his utmost best at all times to fully justify the great confidence they
have placed in his leadership.
Executive office officials: they’re just like you. First, President
Barack Obama suffered the indignity of having his personal credit card
turned down, and now a cyber attack reportedly compromised the White House’s
A White House official told Reuters that the attack was
discovered while officials were taking stock of threats. “In the course of assessing
recent threats we identified activity of concern on the unclassified [Executive
Office of the President] network,” the official said. “Any such activity is
something that we take very seriously. In this case we took immediate measures
to evaluate and mitigate the activity.”
The office’s cyber-security team continues to work on the
issue, which is causing some users on the network to lose connectivity. One
imagines they’re not calling their Internet service provider and trying not to
lose their temper when they’re told to try unplugging and re-plugging in their
Additional reporting by the Huffington Post revealed that the
attack has been affecting the network for at least two weeks. “Our computers
and systems have not been damaged, though some elements of the unclassified
network have been affected,” an internal memo obtained by HuffPost reads. “The
temporary outages and loss of connectivity that users have been experiencing is
solely the result of measures we have taken to defend our networks.”
FireEye, a private cyber-security company, released a report
identifying Russian, state-backed hackers in a string of attacks on targets
including NATO and the European Union. The group, labeled APT28, also allegedly
attacked a defense contractor working for the United States, though it’s not
thought to be behind the White House attack. Russian officials did not comment
directly on the FireEye report, but issued a blanket denial: “The Russian government does
not support hackers.”
Last year, FireEye subsidiary Mandiant determined that the
Chinese government was likely supporting another hacking group, which was
referred to as APT1. The United States is no stranger to developing and
deploying cyber weapons, either. Michael Joseph Gross’s 2011 Vanity Fair investigation into Stuxnet, the
worm used to attack an Iranian nuclear plant, looks at reported U.S. and
Israeli collusion in the creation of the virus.
It has been a pretty rough year on the Internet. Cyber
attacks have hit Target, Neiman Marcus, AT&T, UPS, JPMorgan Chase, Dairy
Queen, eBay, P.F. Chang’s, the Montana Health Department, Domino’s Pizza, Home
Depot, eroding consumer faith in the ability of companies and government
agencies to fend off hackers.
Whether you knew it already or not, today is National Cat
Day. According to NationalCatDay.com (because what other source would you trust with accurate
information on this holiday?), the day was founded in 2005 by Pet and Family
Lifestyle Expert & Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige in an effort to
encourage prospective cat owners to adopt rescues and to give fur mommies
another annual excuse to pamper their babies.
Well here is 19 ways to celebrate your cat.
1. Adopt a cat from your local shelter or cat rescue.
2. Make a commitment to your cat’s health, starting with the litter box.
Buy a bag of BLUE Naturally Fresh cat litter which is made from
walnut shells, BLUE Naturally Fresh offers pet parents incredible odor control
and long-lasting absorbency. BLUE Naturally Fresh is virtually dust-free, is
low tracking and is available in a variety of formulas to suit any household
3. Donate blankets, food and toys to animal welfare
4. Volunteer at your local shelter and offer to play
with some cats available for adoption, clean cages and litter boxes or anything
else they need help with.
5. Write your Congressman and ask that he/she support
the ban of kitten mills and gas chambers in your state.
6. Bake some cat shaped cookies for your kids, friends
or office and bake some tuna cookies for your cat.
7. Have a safety check of your home to make sure it's
safe for your new cat.
8. Spend the day taking photos of your cat and posting them on our
9. Assist an ill or elderly neighbor by cleaning
their cat’s litter box and playing with their cat.
10. Commission a custom portrait painted of your cat.
11. Buy your cat a fun new toy....condo, bed or
12. Give your cat some fun exercise by putting up some
walls shelves specifically for him/her.
13. Make a window perch for your cat to lay in the sun.
14. Brush your cat to eliminate excess fur and
15. Give your cat a calming massage.
16. Paint your face, wear kitty ears or dress in cat
17. Buy your cat a collar and tag with your name and
number, just in case they get outside and happen to become lost.
18. Hire a professional pet photographer for a fun
19. Have a National Cat Day party and invite all your
friends and their cats!.
The body of
Oyoms Alamieyeseigha, the son of former
Bayelsa State Governor, Diepriye Alamieyesegha, was flown into Abuja yesterday
October 28th from Dubai via Arik Air, on transit to Port Harcourt, as the
family prepare to bury him. The 30 year old man, who was schooling in Dubai,
was found murdered there on Oct. 11th. Police initially said it was suicide but
that has since been ruled out. Hopefully, the people behind his death will be
captured. May his soul rest in peace. Amen