Monday, 28 September 2015

Ministerial list to be released on Wednesday

The much awaited ministerial list might be released before the end of the month. This according to a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President, Femi Adesina.
Speaking with Channels Television on Sunday 27th of September, he added that President Buhari will meet with the Presidents of US, China, Senegal and the British Prime Minister among others on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
He said:
“Today (Sunday), the President will have high level meeting with global leaders and there will be bilateral meeting with the President of China, United Kingdom, Republic of Korea, Senegal and Prime Minister of Sweden.
President Buhari will also attend a meeting on climate change which will be hosted by the UN Secretary General, Ban-ki Moon.
Later in the evening, the ‘Champions of the Earth 2015 Awards’ will also hold which is to honour exemplary actions and leadership in the area of sustainable development in climate change.
Something that has been noticed through the speeches of President Buhari is the zeal to build international coalition and partnerships for sustainable development.
The President will address the General Assembly on Monday and most likely speak on the challenges of insurgency in the West African region.”
President Buhari is one of many world leaders and policy makers gathered at UN headquarters for the 70th anniversary session of the General Assembly being held in New York to discuss a full spectrum of international affairs and outline goals for the next 15 years.
According to ThisDay, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Buhari met on Friday at the United Nations Plaza in downtown Manhattan, New York City.

Kris Jenner Momager allegedly scavenging for men for Kourtney Kardashian

Kris Jenner is standing by her newly single daughter, Kourtney Kardashian after her split from baby daddy Scott Disick and in doing that, she needs her to hook up again.
According to Star magazine, the Kardashian matriarch is actually auditioning various guys to be Kourtney's next boyfriend.
A source told the mag that Kourtney's dating life will be heavily featured on the upcoming season of 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', and Kris will be scrutinizing would-be suitors to be her next plus-one.
"She is literally auditioning men right now. On the show it will look like Kourtney is going on blind dates and online dating, looking for Mr. Right. But in actuality Kris is handpicking guys who will bring spark and drama and excitement to the show," the family pal reportedly said.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Shoreham Pilot To Be Questioned By Police

The pilot in the Shoreham Airshow crash has reportedly been discharged from hospital and is to be questioned "as soon as possible".
Andy Hill was left in a critical condition after his 1950s Hawker Hunter plane crashed in West Sussex, killing 11 people.
A Sussex Police spokesman said Mr Hill's condition was "improving".
"Police and investigators from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), who are conducting parallel investigations, are looking to interview the pilot as soon as possible," said the spokesman.
"We are not permitted to disclose his location as this is a private matter for which we do not have the family's permission."
A preliminary report from the AAIB said there were "no abnormal indications" during the flight and that cockpit cameras showed the plane "appeared to be responding to the pilot's control inputs".
The seven-page report said there had been an inspection of the plane the day before the 22 August show and that Mr Hill had carried out his own pre-flight inspection on the day.
There were no defects reported from either inspection.
Investigators from the AAIB are reviewing a massive amount of information from those at the show or nearby, including video recordings and photographs.
The wreckage of the jet is being examined in Farnborough, Hampshire.
Those who died in the crash include wedding chauffeur Maurice Abrahams 76, from Brighton; Worthing United footballers Matthew Grimstone and Jacob Schilt, both 23; NHS manager Tony Brightwell, 53, from Hove; and Daniele Polito, 23, from Worthing.
An inquest into the deaths was opened and adjourned last week. A pre-inquest review is to take place on 22 March.

Experts Find 'New Species Of Human Relative'

Scientists in South Africa say they have found "a new species of human relative" after the discovery of fossils in a cave.
The creature, named Homo Naledi, is described as having a surprising mix of human and primitive characteristics.
The being may be an early member of the evolutionary group including humans and our closest extinct relatives but it is not thought to be a direct ancestor of current-day humans.
Professor Lee Berger of South Africa's Wits University, who led the team that made the discovery, said: "What we have is a tall hominid, between 1.45 and 1.5 metres tall, was very skinny, had powerful joint muscles and had a brain about the size of my fist."
Homo Naledi was discovered in the Cradle of Humankind, about 40 kilometres west of Johannesburg, where they were in a chamber some 90 metres from the cave entrance, accessible only through a chute so narrow that a special team of very slender people was used to retrieve them.
The discovery is single largest fossil hominin find made on the African continent and it is expected to shake up the evolutionary tree, as the species could have displayed behaviour that has only been seen in humans and Neanderthals.
For example, the species appears to have deliberately placed the bodies of its dead in the remote cave, the type of behaviour previously thought to be limited to humans.
This has excited researchers, who believe there may be hundreds or even thousands more fossilised remains waiting to be unearthed in the cave.
Scientists involved in the research say the 1,550 fossils come from at least 15 individuals but their age is unknown and that makes it hard to know how important the discovery is.
Eric Delson of Lehman College in New York, who wasn't involved with the work, said his guess is that Homo Naledi is from a group of early Homo creatures from around 2m year ago but other experts, such as Tim White from University of California, Berkeley, said the fossils belonged to "a primitive Homo Erectus, a species named in the 1800s".
Bernard Wood of George Washington University described the situation as "like a Sherlock Holmes mystery".