Army Embarks On Training Competition To Combat Terrorism

As part of efforts to face the terrorism challenges facing the country, the Nigerian Army has organized a training competition in weapon handling, combat swimming, map reading and physical fitness.

The 3-day training competition which involves 165 warrant officers and senior non-commissioned officers from five divisions is also aimed at transforming the army into a force, better able to meet contemporary challenges.

According to the General Officer Commanding, 2 division Ibadan, General Abubakar Jibrin, the training competition will afford the soldiers the opportunity of preparing to face current challenges facing the country, especially terrorism.

The officers will take part in arms handling, map reading, courage and stamina building to further equip them as agents of the Federal Government and motivate them on the need to defend the nation’s territorial integrity.

The annual training competition is taking place at the Sobi Cantonment Ilorin, of the 22 Armoured Brigade.

Anambra Polls: Produce State Accounts’ Audited Report, Ubah Challenges Obi

The Labour Party candidate in the November 16 elections, Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, has asked Governor Peter Obi to produce the audited report of the state accounts  for the year 2012.

Dr Ubah told Anambra citizens in Lagos that the incumbent has nothing tangible to show in the last 7 years, especially in the area of infrastructure, job creation and accountability.

He goes on to say that if voted into power, his government will aggressively industrialize the state and ensure that his government gives support to business ventures.

 

Mystery Shrouds Death Of Teenage Factory Worker

The death of a 17 year old girl, Jennifer Onyeche, who died on the July 24th 2013 while working at a Juice manufacturing company in Ketu area of Lagos, has raised several questions, including the actual cause of her death.

The secondary school leaver, Jennifer, was reported to have died of electrocution but a doctor’s report states that the cause of death is asphyxiation.

Asphyxiation is a condition of severely deficient supply of oxygento the bodythat arises from being unable to breathenormally.

Jennifer’s mother, Dorcas Onyeche, said four of her daughter’s co-workers visited her at 11pm to announce that she (Jennifer) got electrocuted and is dead.

Her father, Friday Onyeche, told Channels Television that he had been refused the right to see his late daughter’s corpse many days after her death.

However, there seems to be a conspiracy of silence as the police did not let the girl’s parents to see the autopsy report, but scribbled the cause of death on a piece of paper.

Dr. Femi Adewale of Fineday Hospital, Ketu confirmed that Jennifer was rushed to his hospital but was dead on arrival.

He explained that asphyxia and electrocution are two causes of death that have nothing in common.

An administrative staff of the company where Jennifer worked, a fruit juice manufacturing company located a No.9 Adisa Akintoye street, Ketu, divulged no information about the incident.

The state Criminal Investigation Department is currently handling the case.

Ondo election was free and fair – Law Professor

A Professor of Law at the Lead City University, Olopade Olusoga on Monday said the Ondo state elections, which produced the incumbent governor and Labour Party candidate, Olusegun Mimiko as winner, was a free and fair as there was no rancour or violence during the polls.

Mr Olusoga, who said he observed the election from his unit at Oke-Igbo, Ile-Oluji, said there was no rigging during the polls. He said the Ondo election passes as any conducted anywhere in the civilised world.

Why Mimiko won Ondo governorship election

Benson Enokhuomehin a member of the Labour Party in Ondo state said the performance of the incumbent governor and winner of last Saturday’s governorship election, Olusegun Mimiko was the major determinant of his success at the poll.


Mr Enokhuomehin , who was speaking  as a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, said  the enlightenment of the people Ondo state also contributed largely to Mr Mimiko’s success.

Jonathan angered by media reports – Former NUJ President

A former president of the Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ), Sani Zorro said the remarks made by President Goodluck Jonathan that the media is politicised is ‘a demonstration of his annoyance’ over some press releases about his administration.

Mr. Zorro who was a guest Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Thursday said there is nothing sacrosanct about the media so criticism from top government officials including the president is very welcome.

University don debunks Jonathan’s claim that Nigeria media is politicised

Against the background of President Goodluck Jonathan’s assertion that the media in Nigeria is politicised, Olubunmi Ajibade, a senior lecturer of the department of mass communication of the University of Lagos said it is the politicians who are trying to buy journalists for their selfish interest.

In a telephone interview with the anchors of Channels Television’s programme, Sunrise Daily, Mr Ajibade said journalists are professionals and follow professional ethics.

President Jonathan had said that the media is no longer the voice of ordinary people, but “the voices of their ‘rich owners’.”

The Senior lecturer debunked the president’s claim saying journalists in Nigeria will report what they consider important to their audience – the public.

Travel Guide:Visit to South Africa I

On Travel Guide,South Africa was the destination of our presenter Ini Thompson.

She took our esteemed thorugh the beauty South Africa is known as awell as the cultural values of the Southern African Country.

Debate on Revenue Allocation not a new issue- Kabiru Mato

Mr.Kabiru Mato a political scientist was interviewed live via Channels Abuja Studio this morning on our breakfast show Sunrise Daily.

Talking about the issue of revenue allocation sharing which a lot of people are claiming is more political than it is looking as it negates the principle of derivation.

Power given to FRSC by Nat’l Assembly a Nullity- Jiti Ogunye

On the issue of FRSC and new number plates,  Jiti Ogunye was invited to the Sunrise Daily studio to react to issues and educate Nigerians on the legal implication concerning the recent number plates that the FRSC introduced to replace old number plates in the country.