Okene

Type: City
Name: Okene
Country: Nigeria
Latitude: 7.56
Longitude: 6.23
population: 479,217
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

South Korea ferry: As hopes dim, Harrison Okene's story stands out

(CNN) -- As rescuers take on the daunting task of finding survivors, family members of the missing passengers are pinning their slim hopes on floundering air pockets in the capsized South Korean ferry.They know the odds aren't in their favor, particularly ... [Published CNN - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Kogi Speaker’s Sons Kidnapped, Abductors Demand N200m Ransom

The abductors of the Kogi State speaker’s two sons have established contact with the Government and are demanding ransom of 200million Naira.The abductors who put up a call to the Speaker requested that the amount be paid before the end of the week.On ... [Published Daily Times Nigeria - Apr 17 2014]
Entities: Kidnapping, Okene
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 4 reports

Armed Men Abduct Kogi Speakers' Children

By: Janet JacksonTwo children of Momoh Lawal Jimoh, speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, were kidnapped yesterday at his residence in Okengwe,  Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State.Austin Akubo, Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker disclosed ... [Published Tell Magazine - Apr 16 2014]
Entities: Okene, Janet Jackson, Austin
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Gunmen Abduct 100 SS3 Female Students

At least 100 final-year students of Government Girls' Secondary School in Chibok local government area of Borno State were abducted and taken to an unknown destination by gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram on Monday night, eyewitnesses and security operatives ... [Published Individual.com - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

KOGI : Govt Releases Man Detained After Tweeting Photos of Gun-Battle At SSS Headquarters

Yusuf Onimisi Siyaka, the Nigerian man arrested and detained by the State Security Service for 12 days, for tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break in Abuja , has been released, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report this morning.It is not clear ... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

PLWA accuses FACA of diversion of funds

By Hassan ZaggiCorrespondent, AbujaThe Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NEPWHAN) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Wednesday, accused the FCT Action Committee on AIDS (FACA) of diverting fund meant for HIV Support Groups through nonviable ... [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

10 Stories Of People Who Cheated Death And Survived Against All Odds

Natural and man-made disasters often challenge our understanding of the world and our place in it. But every so often, stories of courage and endurance emerge from the rubble.Whether lost at sea, alone in the jungle or trapped inside a volcano, here are ... [Published Huffington Post - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 3 reports

Govt flags off Obajana-Kabba-Ilorin Road next week

• Mark calls for synergy between govs, lawmakersTHE re-construction of the Obajana-Kabba-Egba-Ilorin federal highway will be formally flagged off next Thursday, the Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, has said.Contract for the re-construction of the road ... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Apr 08 2014]
Entities: David Mark, Synergism, Okene
First reported Apr 05 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 2 reports

Senator Abatemi-Usman Empowers 1,200 Nigerians

Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-UsmanVice Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman has concluded arrangements to empower over 1,200 Nigerians selected from the five Local Government Areas in Kogi Central Senatorial District, ... [Published Spy Ghana - Apr 05 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

OPC blames elite, religious leaders for Ibadan horror

Gani AdamsThe Oodua Peoples Congress has stated that the elite and religious leaders in the society are responsible for the spate of ritual killings in the country. The group noted that “the blood of innocent people are being shed to get power and mo ... [Published Nigeria Punch - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 1 reports

IT'S A STRANGE WORLD

It was a battle between two of the most fearsome beasts for the meat of a dead hippo.The lion single-handedly went into a do or die battle with a group of hungry crocodiles who were also interested in feasting on the remains of the dead hippo. The sensational ... [Published Sunday Observer - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

Saved From The Depths

Harrison Okene of Nigeria was working as a cook on a Tugboat when a heavy swell caused the vessel to capsize and his boat sank to the sea bed in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. "I was dazed and everywhere was dark as I was thrown from one end of the ... [Published Blanco County News - Mar 21 2014]
Entities: Okene, Nigeria, Navigator

Quotes

"There are heavy currents in the area. So the vessel itself is not stable in the water. So you are, by default, putting divers at risk" U S Navy Capt. Heidi Agle told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. The U S Navy is assisting with the South Korean search
...But a staff of Chibok local government told LEADERSHIP on phone that "the gunmen actually came in two Hilux pick-up vans but had to intercept a lorry that was conveying bags of grains to Askira-Uba local government; they offloaded the grains and ordered the abducted students into the lorry and took them away"

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South Korea ferry: As hopes dim, Harrison Okene... [Published CNN - Apr 18 2014]
‘Yoruba in Kogi deserve better deal’ [Published The Nation Nigeria - Apr 18 2014]
Kogi Speaker’s Sons Kidnapped, Abductors Demand... [Published Daily Times Nigeria - Apr 17 2014]
Armed Men Abduct Kogi Speakers' Children [Published Tell Magazine - Apr 16 2014]
KOGI : Gunmen Kidnap Kogi Speaker's Sons [Published 4 Traders - Apr 16 2014]
Gunmen Abduct 100 SS3 Female Students [Published Individual.com - Apr 16 2014]
Nigerian censuses and their discontents (I) [Published The Nation Nigeria - Apr 16 2014]
Gunmen abduct Kogi Speaker’s two children [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Apr 15 2014]
Kogi Speaker’s Children Kidnapped [Published PM News Nigeria - Apr 15 2014]
Wanted: Special, customised training for tanker... [Published The Nation Nigeria - Apr 14 2014]
Mark: A Leader Of Exemplary Character At 66 [Published PM News Nigeria - Apr 14 2014]
KOGI : Govt Releases Man Detained After Tweetin... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 14 2014]
PLWA accuses FACA of diversion of funds [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - Apr 11 2014]
10 Stories Of People Who Cheated Death And Surv... [Published Huffington Post - Apr 09 2014]
Govt flags off Obajana-Kabba-Ilorin Road next week [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Apr 08 2014]
NASS Will Not Compromise Nigeria's Interest - Mark [Published Individual.com - Apr 08 2014]
National Assembly’ll not compromise Nigeria’s u... [Published Nigeria Punch - Apr 08 2014]
Senator Abatemi-Usman Empowers 1,200 Nigerians [Published Spy Ghana - Apr 05 2014]
Abatemi-Usman to empower Kogi Central [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - Apr 05 2014]
Marginalization: Okun & Oworo people in Protest... [Published Nigeria Village Square - Apr 02 2014]
OPC blames elite, religious leaders for Ibadan ... [Published Nigeria Punch - Mar 31 2014]
IT'S A STRANGE WORLD [Published Sunday Observer - Mar 30 2014]
Saved From The Depths [Published Blanco County News - Mar 21 2014]
The more you see, the less you understand: Refl... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Mar 18 2014]
Kitgum issues by-law to restrict drinking hours [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Mar 18 2014]
Nationwide fuel scarcity may persist until April [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - Mar 18 2014]
Immigration Recruitment Exercise - Death Toll R... [Published AllAfrica.com - Mar 17 2014]
Immigration tragedy: Families demand release of... [Published Nigeria Punch - Mar 17 2014]
16 die at job test centres, minister confirms [Published PM News Nigeria - Mar 16 2014]
NIS stampede: Death toll rises to 16 [Published Nigeria Punch - Mar 16 2014]
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Man Survives 60 Days Under Water In Sunken Ship [Published The China Blog - Dec 03 2013]
Dressed in only his boxer shorts and in freezing water, a Nigerian man survived for 60 hours at the bottom of the ocean by finding an air pocket in his sunken tug boat. Harrison Odjegba Okene was on a boat that capsized in July in the Atlantic Ocean off ...
Man Survives 60 Days Under Water In Sunken Ship [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Dec 03 2013]
Dressed in only his boxer shorts and in freezing water, a Nigerian man survived for 60 hours at the bottom of the ocean by finding an air pocket in his sunken tug boat. Harrison Odjegba Okene was on a boat that capsized in July in the Atlantic Ocean off ...
Dramatic Footage Shows Survivor of Sunken Ship'... [Published Mashable! - Dec 02 2013]
In a remarkable story of survival that made headlines last June, a Nigerian chef miraculously lived through three days trapped at the bottom of the sea in an air pocket of a sunken ship. Six months later, newly-released footage shows the survivor's ...
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