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Victorian Christening Gown WONT be Worn By Prince Goerge

Victorian Christening Gown made by Scottish Coalminer's daughter that has graced 60 royal babies wont be worn by Prince George on Wednesday.

George will wear replica of gown created by seamstress Janet Sutherland.

Dress has been worn by 60 royals, including William, but now too fragile to use. A replica was however made by Queen's dressmaker Angela Kelly and Prince George will be third royal baby to wear new gown.

Prince William and Kate are to throw informal party before Wednesday's christening.

Seamstress Janet Sutherland has been uncovered as the dressmaker who created the original lace and satin gown worn by more than 60 royal babies, including Prince William.

The dress, created for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal in 1841, was worn by every British mornach since Edward VII, and yet little was known about the woman who created the famous item of clothing until now.

The tiny white gown, last worn by Lady Louise Windsor, daughter of the Earl…

Presidential Motorcade Rescues Accident Victims

The advance team of President Goodluck Jonathan's entourage, returning from Ado-Ekiti on Sunday rendered emergency rescue services to accident victims on the Lokoja-Abuja highway.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the accident which occurred at Okpu village, few kilometres after Lokoja, involved two cars, carrying 11 people.

A Nissan Almera car with registration number AH 47 KAA going to Lokoja and a Honda Accord car (Baby Boy) with registration number BG945BWR en-route Abuja, were involved in the accident.
The two vehicles had a head-on collision with serious impact, causing varying degrees of injury to the occupants of the vehicles.

The accident occurred few minutes before the presidential motorcade came to the scene.

The security team in the convoy swung into action by rescuing trapped victims in the two cars.

The front door of the passenger seat of the Nissan car was axed before a middle aged woman, who was trapped inside, could be rescued.

The medical team, led by Dr …

Wike Faults Critics of First Lady Over Honorary Degree

Minister of State for Education in Nigeria, Nyesom Wike on Sunday faulted critics of Nigeria's first lady, Patience Jonathan over the honorary doctorate degree conferred on her by a University in South Korea.

The Minister who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado Ekiti, said that the criticism was "not only out of place, but also bereft of  common sense."

It will be recalled that some Nigerians including All Progressives Congress (APC) had condemned the decision by Mrs. Jonathan to recieve the award.

The critics had said that it was ill-timed for the First Lady to receive the award, when Universities in Nigeria were shut down because of ASUU strike.

Wike said that there was nothing wrong with the action of the First Lady as long as it was the university that decided to extend such rewarding gesture to her.

He said that the award was in recognition of the first lady's humanitarian services and in particular, her efforts in fighting cybercrimes.

"One wi…

Wike Faults Critics of First Lady Over Honorary Degree

Wike Faults Critics of First Lady over Honorary Degree

Reprisal Attacks In Benue State

Senate President of Nigeria David Mark has appealed to victims of a recent communal clash in Benue state to refrain from engaging in reprisal attacks as government was making efforts to address the matter.

The appeal was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by Mark's Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Paul Mumeh.

Mark, who expressed concern over the crises which claimed 17 lives and left 50 houses burnt, said:

"I can feel your pains and agonies. It is a disturbing situation. However, vengeance or reprisal attack is not the answer.

"It is the primary responsibility of government to protect the citizenry.

Government would reinforce security in this environment so that you can return to your homes and go about your legitimate businesses."

He called on cooperation between Benue, Kogi and Nasarawa Governments to ensure adequate security in boundary communities in order to check incursion by mercenaries.

The residents of the area had pleaded with the state and federal govern…