NEWS: Obama Calls for Peaceful, Free and Fair Elections, Explosion rocks Ogun community and more News Reports…..

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Obama Calls for Peaceful, Free and Fair Elections

The President of the United States (US) Barack Obama, in a video message to Nigerians as they head to the polls Saturday for the presidential election, said regardless of the outcome of the 2015 general election, it is the responsibility of all Nigerians to help keep the peace, as violence should have no place in democracy.

He called on all leaders and candidates to make it clear to their supporters that violence has no place in democratic elections, and also added that successful elections and democratic progress would help Nigeria meet the urgent challenges the country faces today, noting that Boko Haram—a brutal terrorist group that kills innocent men, women and children—must be stopped

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I was hypnotized, says lady who killed lover over N200

A 20-year-old lady, Gift Wahab, has allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death in Ajegunle area of Lagos last Thursday.

Gift was said to be  hypnotized by a force she could not resist. She also said the argument that resulted in the fight, which led to her boyfriend’s death, was over N200.

She said: “He usually gave me N200 as feeding money, but on that  fateful day as we were returning from where we went to drink, I became hungry and complained to him. He got angry and asked why I should complain of hunger after he had spent the only money he had on drinks. An argument ensued, during which he slapped me in the public.

“I got angry and held on to his shirt. He kept beating me and in the process, he inflicted injury on my nose. It was when I saw blood gushing from my nose that I ran inside the room and brought out a knife. He dared me to stab him and I stabbed him in the neck, not knowing he would die”.

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LASU Closed down Indefinitely

The Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo has been shut down indefinitely following the inability of the government to meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU),  Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and National Academic Staff Union (NASU).

Some of the demands of the staff unions include:  the appointment of an acting vice-chancellor to preside over the convocation that would have been held last week and right the wrong allegedly done by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. John Obafunwa’s including the victimization of its members, withdrawal of certificates of lecturers and abuse of due process by the university’s management.

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Explosion rocks Ogun community, shatters teenager’s arm

An explosion which occurred on Saturday in Agbado community in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State has shattered the arm of a teenager, Olawale Adekanbi.

The 17-year-old victim was said to be running an errand for his parents and saw a round object on the road and picked the object with his hand. Soon after he did, the object exploded.

The victim’s palm was shattered, and he also sustained injuries on his legs.

The victim’s mother, Wunmi Adekanbi, said, “We were all in the sitting room that morning when his dad said the television was faulty and since it was election period, there was need to know what was going on, so he sent the boy to go call a technician to come fix the television, shortly after he left, they heard the explosion.

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Power cost taking toll on nation’s economy —SON

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has said, Nigerians do not practice energy efficiency as the cost incurred on power generation is taking its toll on the nation.

The Head, Electrical and Electronics Department, SON, Mr. Richard Adewunmi while speaking at validation workshop for the baseline assessment of air conditioners in Nigeria and the kick off meeting on the development and introduction of standards and labels for air conditioners organised by the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP.

He also said, energy efficiency is a way of managing and restraining the growth in energy consumption while energy conservation is reducing or going without a service to save energy.

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