~ Kate’s smiles as she’s greeted by topless tribal women
PRINCE William and wife Kate were confronted by topless dancers today who presented them with necklaces as they visited the Solomon Islands.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge smiled and giggled during an action packed day on their royal tour. The couple looked relaxed as they sailed on a war canoe, watched traditional dancers and fun-loving Wills even took part in a football game.
They were taking part in a cultural village exhibition in Honiara, capital of the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, and did not bat an eyelid when they came face to face with a group of topless dancers.
~ Nigerian becomes first black VC in American varsity
A United States of America-based Nigerian lecturer, Prof. Ilesanmi Adesida, has become the first black man to be appointed the Provost/Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, United States of America.
Born in 1949 at Ifon, a town in Ondo State, Adesida, a professor of Electronic Engineering with outstanding works in nanotechnology, was appointed by the search committee of the institution on May 31, this year.
~ Dead child found in man’s suitcase
The police have arrested a man, Usman Inuwa, with the corpse of a three-year -old child in a suitcase. The suspect resident in Bwari, a satellite town in Abuja, was said to have been arrested by security personnel after a tip-off at Maitama area of the city.
He was said to have been accosted by security operatives who demanded that he should open the suitcase. The suspect, who initially tried to bluff his way out of the situation, had his suitcase forcibly opened and the corpse of the young child packed in a foetal position was found in it.
~ Coins dispensing ATMs coming – CBN
The Central Bank of Nigeria has said it will facilitate the introduction of Automated Teller Machines that can dispense coins to encourage the citizens imbibe the culture of spending them. The Head of Shared Services, CBN, Mr. Chidi Umeano, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Lagos that the plan was in tune with the currency restructuring exercise.
He said the coins dispensing ATMs would hasten the acceptance of coins by Nigerians and change the misconception about their use.
~ Lagos to ban smoking in public places
The Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Ade Ipaye, on Monday said the state government would ban smoking in public places. He told the News Agency of Nigeria that the provisions of the new traffic laws had prohibited people from drinking or smoking while driving in the state. Ipaye said though the new law was aimed at reducing road carnage, it was also part of the government’s plans to ban smoking in public places.
~ Foreign investors face high risks in Nigeria – Maplecroft Risk Analysis Report
Militant attacks in the Niger Delta, unquantifiable corruption and increased levels of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea all pose significant risks to foreign investors in Nigeria, a report has claimed.
The risk analysis report, which was released on Monday by Maplecroft, a global risks, responsibility and reputation firm, stated that dozens of piracy attempts and vessel hijackings had characterised the Nigerian waters over the past four years.