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Thursday 18 April 2013

Fashola Launches Audio-visual Kit For Drivers

Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, yesterday inaugurated Drivers’ Education Multilingual Audio-Visual Training Aid, while he stressed the need for effective adherence to road safety measures in the state.
Inaugurating the self-training kit tagged Defensive Driving in Ikeja, Fashola said the visual-audio kit, produced in Nigeria’s major languages would help to sensitise residents, especially drivers, on road safety measures.

Exposed: The Dual Personality of Former Actress, Evangelist Eucharia Anunobi

It is indeed sad how people comfortably live a life of self-deceit and think they are fooling others.

This our dear Nollywood actress turned Evangelist, Eucharia Anunobi, has been telling who ever cares to listen that she has changed her old ways since she was ordained an Evangelist in a Lagos church.
But Evangelist Eucharia Anunobi was caught on camera, dressed like a street girl. See the photo below…

(PHOTO) 3 Men Deported From Saudi Arabia For Being “Too Attractive” For Women

Three men were forcibly removed from an annual culture festival in Saudi Arabia and subsequently sent back to the UAE after it was deemed that women could find them irresistible.

The delegates from the UAE were in attendance at the Jenadrivah Heritage & Culture Festival in Riyadh, the Saudi capital when religious police officers stormed the stand and evicted the men because “they are too handsome,” according to the Arabic language newspaper, Elaph.

”Clear The Mess Or We Would Clear You”- Military Officers Tell Politicians

With an unusual grandstanding and harsh words, the Nigerian military today warned political office holders and civil servants that the nation’s armed forces are already running out of patience with the manner things are going in the country especially the unbridled looting of public funds and undue interference in the runnings of military operations.

Meet 6-Year-Old Millionare

6 year old Isabella Barrett is a millionaire who earned her money after winning a beauty pageant.
Isabella has set up a kid’s jewelry and makeup line which was ranked in $1 million in 2012.

Wednesday 17 April 2013

Nigeria: Stop Corruption With Impunity, Sultan, Onaiyekan Tell Jonathan

Abuja — Three Nigerian leaders, yesterday, examined the problems facing the nation and concluded that corruption with impunity was the major challenge stifling the country's socio-economic advancement and stability.
The trio of Muhammad Sa 'ad Abubakar 111, the Sultan of Sokoto, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja and the Niger State Governor, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, spoke at the 2013 Annual Conference and Award of Leadership Newspaper in Abuja.
While the Sultan and the Cardinal presented a joint address on how to rebuild Nigeria, Governor Aliyu served as the guest speaker at the ceremony, which conferred awards on eminent Nigerians, among them, Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, who bagged the Leadership Governor of the Year.
The two clerics who frowned at the pervasive influence of corruption in the nation's polity, asked the government to take urgent steps to halt the malevolent trend if the nation must make progress in the comity of

The Iron Lady Many Won't Miss

She came, she saw, she conquered. That could be the way Margaret Hilda Thatcher would have liked to be remembered. The Iron Lady of British politics achieved the distinction of being the longest-serving prime minister of Britain since 1827. Her conservative politics led to the implementation of such radically-conservative policies as the poll tax. In her single-minded determination to reverse Britain's economic decline in the 1980s, she promoted policies based on monetarism, privatisation, deregulation, small government, lower taxes and free trade. She successfully crushed the influence of the hitherto powerful trade unions, privatised state-owned industries and fought a decisive war with Argentina to keep the Falkland Islands under the British flag.

Man allegedly kills friend over lover

CALABAR—  ONE Abraham Bepeh of  Betukwel community in Obubu Local Government Area of Cross River State, has been arrested  by the police for allegedly killing  his friend identified as Richard Beshel Mashok with whom he had been having a running battle over a lover, Miss Anna Ushie.
Abraham is now with the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID,  at the Police Headquarters, Diamond Hill in Calabar, where the Officer-in-Charge of homicide, Mr. Joseph Inuyashe, said he was to explain why he killed the deceased.

CAN U-17 Championship: World Cup Ticket Beckons on Eaglets

*Ready for Junior Elephants today*
 Golden Eaglets go into Wednesday's second West African derby against the Junior Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire at the on-going CAF Under-17 Championships in Morocco with a place at the FIFA World Cup in UAE later in the year on their minds. A win automatically guarantees the Eaglets passage to the global stage.
Nigeria leads group B of the tournament after beating Ghana 6-1 win on Sunday while both Cote d’Ivoire and Congo cancelled themselves out in a 1-1 draw.

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Fashola to lift ban on religious activities in schools

Lagos State government is considering lifting the ban placed on religious activities in primary schools in the state, even as Governor Babatunde Fashola said the citizens must cooperate with security agencies for effective security.
Fashola, who disclosed this, yesterday, during a courtesy visit by members of the Anglican Communion, Diocese of Lagos West, led by the outgoing Bishop, Rt. Rev. Peter Adebiyi, argued that every major city in the world had its own black spot.
He said: “I assure you that we will do something on the ban placed on religious studies in our public schools.”
“I could not agree anymore with the claim about the suggestion to improve the moral content of learning. And this relates with the issue we have also raised at our weekly executive meeting today (yesterday) that the most intelligent person has no learning if he or she has no compassion and fear for God.”

Boston Marathon Bombings: 3 dead, 144 wounded as witnesses describe horror

It was a gruesome end to what should have been a celebration of triumph. One man’s legs were instantly blown off, yet he kept trying to stand up.
Exhausted marathoners had to muscle the energy to flee the bloody scene. And more than 140 people were hospitalized, some in critical condition.

18 Arrested In Connection With Attack On Police Station In Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command on Monday said that it has arrested 18 armed bandits in connection with the bombing of a police station in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state.
Some of the suspects are immigrants from some African countries such as Chad, Niger Republic and Cameroun who specialized in stealing cows belonging to Fulani herdsmen.
The state police Commissioner, Olufemi Adenaike who said the suspects were nabbed in their hideouts inside the forest, added that it took the joint efforts of policemen and soldiers to effect the arrests.

Monday 15 April 2013

3 Nigerian footballers caught age cheating

Reports from Morocco, venue of the African U-17 Championship Saturday evening said that three players of the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have failed the MRI test conducted by the Confederation of African Football, CAF on all the players playing in the competition.
MRI test, which can accurately determine the ages of players, conducted on Friday showed that two defenders and a striker were above the age limit for the competition.
The affected players are Wilfred Onyinye Ndidi (Nath FC, Lagos), Ibrahim Abdullahi (Sardauna Academy, Kano) and Emmanuel Asadu (Amuneke Academy).

Saturday 13 April 2013

“Boko Haram Will Stop Killing, If Jonathan Doesn’t Run For Presidency In 2015″

The President of Ondo State Unification of Cherubim and Seraphim, Primate Ademisokun Turton has stated that the incessant killings by the outlawed Islamic sect,Boko Haram will come to an end as soon as President Goodluck Jonathan discloses his 2015 political ambition.
 The cleric said this in Akure, Ondo state capital at the inauguration of the Unification of the Churches in the state that the insecurity situation in Nigeria will come to an end the moment President Goodluck Jonathan makes it public that he is not re-contesting in 2015.

You can now send money on Facebook using GTBank (LOOK)

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has yet again raised the service bar for Nigerian banks with the unveiling of its ‘Social Banking’ service on Facebook which allows the public open GTB accounts via their Facebook account.

The new offering which is the first of its kind by any Nigerian Bank allows GTBank Social Account holders transfer money, purchase airtime, pay bills, and confirm their account balance on Facebook.
Speaking at the launch of the social banking platform, the Managing Director and Chief Executive of the bank, Mr Segun Agbaje said the bank is committed to ensuring its stakeholders perform financial transactions at their convenience and would continue to introduce safe and novel alternative channels for them to do so.
He further confirmed that the Social Account is different from having a regular GTBank account as it enables people perform banking activities like money transfers, airtime purchases and bills payments while on Facebook.

Friday 12 April 2013

$81,500 returned: Two teenagers give tens of thousands back to elderly man

Two Norwegian boys win the good deed of the month award as they returned $81,500 to the person that lost it. The Epoch Times reported on Thursday, April 11, 2013, that the money was found in a bag on a train and the $81,500 returned to the elderly passenger that left it.

"When I opened the bag, the first thing I saw were these wads and wads of bills,” one of the teens, named Bendik, was quoted by AFP as saying.
“My first thought was to call the police,” he said.

Pastor Bans Church Members From Reading Bible Using IPAD And Blackberry

Popular televangelist and general overseer of the Promised Land Ministries, 

Pastor Seyi Ogunorunyinka has banned his congregation from studying the scripture with the aid of blackerry, ipad, iphone or other items of luxury.

Man Impregnates Two Daughters, Attempts defiling Third | Digitalk World.

A 58-year-old man from Agbura community, Yenagoa Local Government, Bayelsa State was on Thursday arrested by the police for allegedly impregnating his two daughters.

Couple Caught Having A Nice Time In Car Minutes After Leaving Church

Georgia couple Jamel Grant, 26, and Michel Felix Casas, 21, were busted having s*x in their parked Nissan 350Z just minutes after leaving an Easter Sunday church service.
Cops say they caught Casas performing oral s*x on Grant in the front driver’s seat of the car they’d parked up in the Kroger Grocery Store lot, in Gwinnett County, just before midnight.
Grant was unclad from the waist down and Casas’ breasts were exposed. There was also a strong smell of marijuana.

Lagos To Unveil First Traffic Video On Motorists In Africa

Lagos State Government has concluded arrangements to unveil the first multi-lingual traffic video in Africa to ensure the safety of citizens on the highway.

The unveiling of the video by Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, is to take place in Lagos, on Wednesday next week.
Chief Executive Officer, Lagos State Drivers’ Institute, Mr. Peter Oyedokun, said the video was designed to retrain drivers on driving skills, proper usage of the road and traffic signals.
Oyedokun spoke at the preview of the Defensive Driving Video in Lagos on Thursday.
He said, “This video would provide an avenue where drivers can learn driving skills, and how to drive correctly on the road.
“They would be retrained on proper use of the highway and the things expected of them while driving.”

Thursday 11 April 2013

Darkness Spreads Nationwide As Fresh Egbin Collapse Cuts Electricity Supply By 421MW

A major system collapse at the Egbin power station has depleted the facility’s electricity production level from 900 megawatts to 479 megawatts, a top official said on Tuesday, indicating more troubles for the nation’s faltering power supply

Current national generation stands at 2,868.4 megawatts, away from February’s peak value of 4, 350 megawatts. Nigeria is estimated to require over 10,000 megawatts to guarantee stable electricity across the country
The News Agency of Nigeria quotes an unnamed official of Egbin station as saying that a major failure occurred at the plant on Tuesday, reducing the plant’s output by nearly half.
It is not clear how long the problem will last, and the official gave no further detail of the nature of the failure.
But NAN quotes Mike Uzoigwe, the Chief Executive Officer of the station, as saying on Wednesday that there would be more power outages arising from system collapse during the raining season. He said system collapse was always rampant during the raining season.

Tuesday 9 April 2013

Man City boss Mancini: We proved Man Utd not 15 points better

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says they've proved to Manchester United they're not a 15 point better team after victory last night.
While winning the FA Cup would bring City handsome consolation after their apparent failure to defend the title, a review of why they have failed to achieve their prime objectives will still be undertaken.
Mancini feels City proved with their defeat of United they are capable of challenging for title glory again next season.
Mancini said: "We need to continue to play like this for next season.
"We have two or three months where we can work well, where we can improve our team.
"I think we showed tonight we can't be 15 points behind.
"But we can say United won a lot of games. They lost their last game against Norwich a long time ago and they deserve to win this title, for sure."

Monday 8 April 2013

PHCN: Lagos Community Gets Power After 21 Years Of Darkness

The joy of the people of Agura community in Ikorodu, Lagos State, knew no bounds on Wednesday when light shone for the first time after 21 years of darkness.

The dream of the community was actualised when the member representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, inaugurated the transformers she donated to them.
Beside Agura, eight other communities benefitted from the lawmaker’s gift of 15 transformers, which had already been installed.
Other beneficiary communities were Ijede, Ikorodu, Solomade, Imota, Aga, Mowonla, Igbopa, Igangbe and Okoitan.
The communities also benefitted from no fewer than 15 solar-powered boreholes.
Chairman of the Community Development Association in Agura, Chief Saliu Erubami, described Dabiri-Erewa as a worthy ambassador.

Russian Billionaire Plans To Make Humans Immortal By 2045

A Russian billionaire has unveiled plans to make humans immortal by converting them into “Terminator-style” cyborgs – a creature that’s part human and part machine – within the next three decades.

Thirty two-year-old mogul, Dmitry Itskov has been pushing the project forward since 2011 when he founded the 2045 Initiative.
His ultimate goal is to transfer a person’s mind or consciousness from a living brain into a machine with that its personality and memories intact.
The so called “Cyborg” will have no physical form, and exist in a network similar to the Internet and be able to travel at the speed of light all over the Earth, or even into the space.
Itskov’s first highly ambitious goal, called Avatar A, involves a person controlling a robotic human replica through a brain-machine interface (BMI), a technology that already exists.
The deadline for this first stage is set for 2020. The Avatar B, due in 2025, would involve transplanting a human brain into an artificial body “at the end of one’s life.”
Next in line is the Avatar C, that rolls around in 2035, that would also involve a human-machine brain transplant, but with all personality intact.
Itskov hopes the Initiative will have learned enough about the human mind to free it completely from physical form finally, by 2045.

Man Caught With Charms Inside Lagos Church

A man has been arrested by the police at the Maroko Police Division, Lekki, Lagos, for allegedly entering the Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David, situated on Muri Okunola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos with charms strapped to his waist.
Ali Haruna was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court on one-count charge of illegally entering a church with charms.
The 25-year-old Kano State indigene was allegedly told the police during interrogation that he entered the church to pray to God. He however could not give satisfactory answers when asked what he was doing in a church with charms strapped to his waist.
The church members suspected him to have entered the church to perpetrate evil as they claimed never to have seen him around before.

Saturday 6 April 2013

PHOTO: Charly Boy Sleeping In His Casket

The Area Fada is at it again. Some days ago he posted a photo of his casket on his instagram page, this time is a photo of him sleeping inside his casket with caption ” It is so peaceful here, so crazy out there. hummmm!!!.

See another photo below

Friday 5 April 2013

Nigeria versus Kenya (140 Characters Dillema)

UNBELIEVABLE.........‘Somebody tell Kenya’ or ‘Somebody tell Nigeria’. The match between the Harambee stars of Kenya and the Super eagles of Nigeria turned into a twifight on twitter prior to kickoff. The battle purportedly started after a picture was posted on twitter, suggesting a shabby treatment of the Kenyan squad in the hands of Nigerian football officials. The battle which begun with just some few followers went on into its hundreds and thousands with hash tags #somebodytellkenya and #somebodytellnigeria. This issue was reported to have gained a worldwide trend when twitter followers from parts of Europe, America, and Asia added few more comments.
In recent times, twitter has been an avenue for players, fanatics, even officials to express views and opinions. As a result, we’ve had both pre- match and post- match twitter wars, commonly referred to as twifight. With the ongoing debate on the role of social media in sports reportage and its effect on credibility, one may wonder if such words as ‘twifight’ will ever make it into the English dictionary. However, the social media have succeeded in bringing sports to their beloved fans amidst the looming questions of credibility. For sure, the Harambee stars had their training sessions on the pitch of the Calabar state university, yet there was no fuss over that. Made their way in and around the state on a transit bus, now that’s the fuss. According to the Kenyans, the last time the Super Eagles touched down in Nairobi they had a coach, and thinks the Football governing body must have treated them inconsequentially.
According to Wikipedia, a Coach is a type of bus used for conveying passengers on excursions and on longer distance intercity bus service between cities- or even between countries. I have seen the NFF made provisions for such on numerous occasions when distance is of the essence. The underlying issues of the pre- match twitter war prior to March 23RD, 2013 must have been overhyped as a result of too many idle talks. Calabar is a home of tourism and I believe the Kenyans had the best hotel in the state for accommodation; meanwhile there was no fuss over that.
Can somebody tell these tweeps the football match was played but not won? It ended one goal apiece, with the super eagles securing a dying minute goal. The return leg match will now be played on Wednesday June 5TH and not Saturday June 9TH, at Moi Kasarani. The Super Eagles leaves for Nairobi on June 1ST, and should depart June 6TH, for the confederations cup slated for Brazil June 15TH. Nothing is for sure as for another return leg match battle on twitter. One thing is for sure Kenyans and Nigerians are allies not enemies, friends not foes. Somebody tell Nigerians the Kenyans are hard nut to crack on their home soil. Somebody tell Kenyans the battle is far from over.

Scrapping Of NECO A Great Setback For The Country – NECO Workers, Others

School palava again ..................The workers of the National Examination Council, on Thursday, appealed to the Federal Government not to scrap the examination body, as workers were reported to be wondering what their fate will be if the government eventually implements the plan.
Reports on Wednesday said the Federal Government had decided to implement the recommendations of the Oronsaye-Panel that listed NECO among 38 federal agencies that would be scrapped or merged with others. The Federal Government had not confirmed or denied the planned action though, but there was palpable tension in NECO on Thursday.
A senior official, who pleaded anonymity because he was not permitted to speak to the press, told Vanguard there was no wisdom behind the attempt to scrap NECO.
“Let’s look at it this way: Britain is not up to half the size of Nigeria and it has about eight examination bodies. How then can Nigeria have only examination body?
“Secondly, why lump us with the West African Examination Council? WAEC does not belong to Nigeria, so what does the country stand to gain by handing over structures of NECO to WAEC?
“Thirdly, how possible is it for WAEC, or any examination body for that matter, to organise one SSCE in November and organise another one two months later, when they have not released the result of the one conducted in November?.
“Again, we should not be in a hurry to forget when Nigerian candidates suffered untold hardship in the hands of WAEC, which led to the birth of NECO.

Thursday 4 April 2013

National Theatre Will Not Be Converted To Hotel – FG

Chai..national theartre turning to hotel place....................The purported plans by the Federal Government to turn the National Theatre to a five-star hotel has been debunked as false. Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Mr. Edem Duke, made this known yesterday following public outcry over a letter that was misinterpreted to mean the FG had concluded plans to turn the national monument into a hotel.
The minister, in his explanation said the letters sent to agencies and parastatals which have offices at the edifice were meant to inform them about the decision to implement the National Theatre Master Plan, which was originally designed to include a hotel.

Man Utd target Jurgen Damm caught up in agents row with Estudiantes Tecos

Estudiantes Tecos winger Jürgen Damm has found himself in a contract row with club management.
Damm spent a fortnight trialling with Manchester United earlier this year and has hopes of fielding an offer from the Premier League champions-elect.

Wednesday 3 April 2013

53-year-old Man In Court For Allegedly Molesting A 2-year-old Girl

A 53-year-old security man, Daniel Kura, of Aunty Alice, Mararaba, has been remanded in prison by an Upper Court in Maraba, Nasarawa State, for allegedly molesting a two-year old girl.
Police prosecutor, Mr Stephen Kwaza, told the court that the matter was reported by the victim’s father at Sani Abacha Police Station on April 1.
According to Kwaza, the accused deceived the minor and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her on Monday. He said the offence contravened provisions of the Penal Code.

Barcelona rocked by Messi, Mascherano shock injuries

Barcelona were rocked by injuries to Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano during their 2-2 draw at Champions League opponents PSG.
Messi was replaced at half-time at the Parc des Princes after holding his right hamstring and he will undergo further tests tomorrow to determine the extent of the problem, Barca announced on their website.
While Barca wait on news about Messi, they know they will definitely be without Mascherano for the second leg against PSG as well as a number of Primera Division matches after he was ruled out with a knee injury.
The former Liverpool player was stretchered off in the 84th minute of Tuesday night's game to be replaced by Marc Bartra.
A Barca statement read: "As reported by the medical team at the end of the game, the Azulgrana number 16 suffered a torn ligament in his right knee after a collision with Jordi Alba.
"If he successfully returns in six weeks, Mascherano will be back just for the final stretch of the season."

1,900 Displaced, 17 Missing As Cameroonians Attack Bakassi Village

Seventeen people have been reported missing after Cameroonian gendarmes attacked Efot Obot Ikot. There are also 1,900 refugeescamped at the St Mark Primary School, Eyo Edem in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State.
Senator Florence Ita Giwa who visited the refugee camp said the people, last month, had to escape, spending several nights in the forest and eventually crossing the Akwa ye Efe river to Akpabuyo where they are presently camped.

Tuesday 2 April 2013

Describe this hairstyle in just "ONE WORD"

I’m Next Governor Of Ekiti State – Fayose

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose  has vowed to return to the State Government House come 2014. Fayose said, “There is no agenda in 2014, I am the next governor of Ekiti State”.
Noting a correlation of events surrounding his removal from office by the State House of Assembly on October 15, 2006, his successor, Mr. Segun Oni’s sack by a court of appeal ruling on October 15, 2010 and the swearing-in of incumbent Dr. Kayode Fayemi on October 16, 2010, Fayose stated, “So the issues are very clear. The historic importance are very clear, my exit marks the end of every government in Ekiti State,” he said.
Fayose said automatically, Fayemi would leave office on October 15, 2014 and a new government by him would commence on October 16, 2014, “exactly eight years, after I left office”.
The ex-governor said, “Apart from that, I am working. People love me and people want me. I am endearing myself more to them.  I don’t like to make too much noise. May God help all of us.”
On the reconciliatory meetings going on in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Fayose said it was a welcome development as “it shows that PDP is moving forward.”
He added, “We should all come together and do more, if we do more, we will get more. PDP will take over power in the South-West.
“Forever, there will be internal problems, it will never end, that is the hallmark of politics, that is why we call it politics, it is a game of interest and  intrigues.”
Fayose said PDP as a large party should expect a lot of intrigues and interest but expressed the hope hope that the party would emerge stronger.
He said, “When you see a  party fighting, and not ready to decamp,  you should be afraid of them, because when they come together, it is a crisis  for the opponents they are fighting.
“We should forget about the crisis, crisis is normal and we should expect more. That does not take away that they are in PDP and want PDP to win.”

Mentally Deranged Daughter Beats Parents to Death in Delta State.

It was a case of domestic disagreement gone sour, Thursday, in Oleh, headquarters of Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State.
A 32 -year-old mentally deranged woman,simply identified as Elo Elili,  sent her father, Warrant Officer Jonah Elili (rtd) and his wife, aged 75 and  65 respectively, to their early grave by hitting them severally with a pestle thus causing grief and sorrow in the family of two boys and five girls .
The remains of the couple were said to have been discovered  early Thursday by a neighbour who came knocking on their door to buy from their petty shop.
According to sources, the woman who was eager to make a purchase, had peeped into the house after knocking effortlessly without any response and raised the alarm on seeing the husband and wife lying in the pool of their blood.
Reliable sources in the area disclosed that the last they knew or heard about the family was when the retired soldier came out to drag her mentally deranged daughter who ran outside unclad (ostensibly because of her insanity) back into the house and locked her up.
However in her statement of defense at the Oleh Police Station where she was arrested, Elo, who is believed to have a twin sister who is also affected with insanity and has since walked away from the community without any trace, said; “My parents hate me, locked me up in a room where they first hit me before I retaliated with a pestle, I saw blood and that is all I know.”
The Divisional Police Officer in charge of Oleh Division, CSP Lawrence Ogoegbulem, confirmed the incident, saying  signal had been sent to the appropriate authorities  and the case will be transferred immediately.

Man pours hot water on 13-year-old housemaid

Some people are very very wicked in this world.............A 13-year-old girl, Precious Edu, has accused the brother-in law of her employer of pouring hot water on her. Edu, who said she was denied the opportunity of attending school after she was brought to work with Esther Amunde and her brother-in-law, Papa, in Calabar, Cross River State, said Papa poured the water on her after accusing her of splashing water on him. She said after the hot water left some burns on her neck, shoulder and chest, she was left to wallow in pains for two days until neighbours took her to the hospital for medical attention. Narrating her ordeal to PUNCH Metro on Saturday on her sick bed, Edu, who is currently being treated at the Calabar General Hospital, said she was brought to Ekorinim area of the state from Obudu in the northern part of the state to work as housemaid on the agreement that she would continue her secondary education. But the situation changed as she was allegedly denied schooling by Amunde, who insisted that Edu must not be distracted from taking care of her little son. Edu said, “Sometime in 2012, one woman, Amaman appealed to my mother to release me as a housemaid to her sister, Esther Amunde, residing in Calabar because she needed somebody to stay with her. “When my mother accepted, it was with the understanding that I would continue my schooling. I initially stayed with Amunde’s mother in Obudu for three months before Amunde came during Obudu new yam festival in August 2012 to take me to Calabar.” Edu said on getting to Calabar, she worked full time as housemaid until September when she expected that she would resume school with other children. She said she reminded Amunde to register her in a school in Ekorinim, but she turned down the request, saying her work was to take care of her son.” Edu said, “Amunde refused to register me in school insisting that my duty in her house was to take care of her (Amunde) son. “I was attending Girls Secondary School in my village and I was in JS-1. Even when I was with her mother (Amunde) briefly before coming to Calabar, she allowed me to go to school. But my boss said because of her son, I cannot attend school.” Edu alleged that in the course of carrying out her duties, she was maltreated and abused by Papa. She alleged that it was Papa that poured the hot water on her after a slight misunderstanding. She said, “In the morning of March 9, I unplugged a kettle and was turning the water in it into a bucket when Papa said the water splashed on him. He soon brought a smaller bowl, dipped it into the bucket of hot water and poured it on me. “When I told my boss about the incident, she neither reacted nor did anything to the burn. It was after my skin had had started peeling because of the burn that Amunde gave me two tablets of Panadol to use. “However, when I went to fetch water from the borehole five days later, some neighbours saw my peeling skin and screamed. One of them took me to the general hospital.” At the hospital, a nurse, who identified herself as Alice, said a child rights activist, Mr. James Ibor, was called and he, in turn, alerted the police. Ibor said, “We have made written requests to the Cross River State Commissioner of Police to effect the arrest of Amunde and Papa to face the law because what they have done amounts to felony.” The activist said what they did by taking Udu from her mother to serve as housemaid was human trafficking. He said Udu would thereafter be taken to an orphanage where she would eventually be taken back to her parents after the wound had healed. Efforts to get Amunde and Papa to speak on the issue proved abortive. When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. John Umoh, said he was yet to be briefed of the incident

Egypt To Face England As Nigeria Meets Portugal In Under-20 World Cup

Our own Nigeria has drawn 1991 winners Portugal, Asian entrants South Korea and CONCACAF qualifiers, Cuba for the U-20 World Cup tournament to be held in Turkey in June. The draws were completed Saturday night after the Young Pharaohs defeated Ghana on penalties AET to be crowned African Champions.
While Ghana have been drawn with Spain, France and USA in Group A, the Africa champions Egypt will square off with Chile, England and Iraq in Group E.

Police Arrest Woman Who Poisoned, Tortured Husband

Woman who allegedly poisoned and tortured her husband to death in Mboshimini Community, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State has been arrested by the police.
Charity was reportedly arrested with one of her brothers, alleged to be an accomplice in the murder of Chief Kingsley Wobo.
State Criminal Investigation Department, CID sources say the 36-year-old suspect did not act alone, as there were other suspects who assisted her in killing her husband.
Family sources also confirmed that the relation of the suspect was arrested when he visited his sister at the police station.
“Her brother had gone to see the sister (Mrs. Wobo) in police custody when the daughter of the deceased who had noticed his face the night her father was killed ordered the police to arrest him. After his arrest, the police later recovered the late Wobo’s three telephone sets from him,” the family sources added.
The source stated also that there were reasons to believe that Chief Wobo’s death was premeditated as he was poisoned before being tortured and stabbed severally.
Mr Wobo, who is an elder brother of the deceased, said however, that the family was awaiting an autopsy on the deceased as well as police investigation reports and would not jump into any conclusion.
According to reports, Late Chief Kingsley Wobo was stabbed to death after being poisoned about three weeks ago at his Mboshimini residence. His wife Charity became the prime suspect when it became apparent she had differences with Wobo over his plans to take a second wife.

Messi Dismisses La Liga Goal Streak As Unimportant, Says Winning Is More Important

Record breaker and prolific goal scorer, Lionel Messi, has dismissed the significance of his goal streak even as he lamented Barcelona’s inability to hold onto their lead at Celta Vigo before conceding a dying minute equaliser.
The Argentine has scored in 19 consecutive La Liga games and his second half strike in the 2-2 draw with the relegation threatened side ensured he has scored against every opposition team – a feat Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo achieved last season, albeit not in a row!
Although the forward is glad to have helped the Catalunya club thrive with his strikes, he still maintains that “the least important thing is the streak” he told reporters after the match.

A Kenyan Pedal Power Solution for Charging Mobile Phones

 In rural Kenya, electricity sockets are hard to find but pedal power is everywhere-which is why inventor Pascal Katana has come up with an ingenious method to charge mobile phones using the energy generated by bicycles. Students of the university of Nairobi came up with a solution. The easy-to-use smart charger has ecently been brought to the market. It costs about 350 Kenyan shillings, which is about USD$4, which is a better value than recharging at small shops with solar panels, which charge a fee of about USD$1.

NSCDC/Police Clash: Desperation Sets In As Police in Lagos Beat ‘Confession’ Out of NSCDC Officer

IS THIS HOW NIGERIA SECURITY IS AS BAD AS...... The Police in Lagos have forced Olanrenju Gbedeogun, an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), to make a statement that exonerates the police from the attack that led to the death of two officers of the corps as well as led to the escape of some oil pipeline vandals... .It was learnt that in a frantic bid to cover their tracks and back-up their claim to the presidency that it was officers of NSCDC which attacked the police, and that the police knew nothing about the death of the two NSCDC men, the police in Lagos has subjected Gbedeogun to severe torture reportedly supervised by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police where a videotaped confession is said to have been obtained.

Monday 1 April 2013

Is Bobo Omotayo set to announce a new political party in Nigeria?

On the heels of the merger of Nigeria's opposition groups, Author, Bobo Omotayo, is rumoured to have submitted a letter of intent to register a political party, the Alliance Longevity Democratic Party (ALDP) to INEC. Though as yet unconfirmed, our man in Abuja nevertheless sighted this quirky young author leaving the INEC office with his lawyers and party gbeborons last evening.

INEC, who are not currently registering new parties, declined to comment on the chances of ALDP, and neither Omotayo nor his gbeborons would explain their secret feint. Continue...

Why Arsenal, Real Madrid and Man Utd are fighting for Leon Goretzka

He's not known for spectacular goals, he doesn't go past players with a string of stepovers and his team are battling relegation - from the German Second Division.
Yet, should Leon Goretzka declare this summer that he's ready to leave hometown VfL Bochum, he will have the pick of Europe's biggest clubs.
Goretzka has already denied fielding a call from Bayern Munich football chief Mattias Sammer, Hannover have failed with a bid and Borussia Dortmund are promising him first-choice status in their exciting midfield.

Benitez tells Abramovich: Man Utd success due to stability

Benitez tells Abramovich: Man Utd success due to stability in the team and management,with no sign of scandals in the management group and with the players

Sunderland defender O'Shea: Current Man Ud team among best in history

Sunderland defender O'Shea: "Current Man Utd team among best in history".... after their dramatic display against the black cats...john oshea thinks manchester united team is among the best team in the that true?