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Saturday, June 11, 2005

Stray News

  • CNN's Greasing the wheels of business another ignorant and one sided report on Nigeria's corruption issue, as if there is the only place it exist.


  • What is this nonsense report about defense collaboration with Iran. If the Defence minister Rabiu Kwankaso has nothing to announce he should just shut up. What possible defence collaboration can Nigeria have with Iran? Nonsense.......


  • An interesting report on (nigerian) Asylum seekers........


  • Another idiotic report claiming jihadists insurgent in Nigeria.......


  • The Secretary-General today announced the appointment of Ibrahim Agboola Gambari of Nigeria as the new Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, succeeding Kieran Prendergast, effective 1 July 2005. He will serve until the end of the Secretary-General’s term....


  • Myanmar, Nigeria and Nauru need to make more efforts if they are to be taken off the dirty money blacklist, the inter-governmental body to develop policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing said on Friday.
    The three nations are in the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) list of non-cooperative countries and their status was reviewed at a meeting of the organisation's 33 members this week in Singapore.

    "The FATF welcomes the substantial progress made by Myanmar, Nauru and Nigeria in enacting legislation and regulations addressing the main identified deficiencies. However, the countries will remain on the NCCT list until the reforms have been adequately implemented," it said in statement, referring to its list of Non-cooperative Countries and Territories.......


  • MTN Nigeria Communi-cations Limited (MTN) has announced a pre-tax earning of N65 billion on revenue of N199 billion for the period April 1, 2004 to March 31, 2005. Over the same period, the mobile telecommunication company said its subscriber base also increased by 123 per cent while a capital investment of over N118 billion was completed..........


  • International Labour Organisation has expressed concern with the increasing unemplyment in Nigeria. It expects the country to provide a detailed information on the impact of the implementation of the National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategies on employment as well as activities of employment services............


  • Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) should stop acting silly about including ethnicity and religion on the census data. Akinola should take his conservatism somewhere else. If he wants to know how many christians are in Nigeria well let him do his own count and found out. National Population Commission's job is to count people. CAN shouldn't stand in the way as they announced they'll do.........
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