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  • Security operatives in the United States of America have revealed the face of the suspect who killed wife of Ghanaian actor, Chris Attoh.[Image: chris-attoh-wife.jpg]
    The face of the man that shot Bettie Jennifer, the wife of Ghanaian actor, Chris Attoh’s has been unveiled in a sketch released by Greenbelt Police Department, U.S.
     
    Greenbelt Police Department unveiled the sketch on its twitter handle on Saturday following ongoing investigation of the killing which took place in the parking lot of the office building where her employment agency is located.
     
    According to WTop, Police haven’t named a suspect or a motive yet but added that the gunman shot her in front of about 10 witnesses before running off.
     
    Bettie, the wife of Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh was killed earlier this month.
     
    They got married October last year. “Our investigators do not believe this was random.

    “It was very brazen; it happened in broad daylight in front of multiple witnesses,” said police department spokesman George Mathews about the incident at the time.
     
    Bettie was still in the process of divorcing Kedrick, a Baltimore-area drug dealer who is currently serving time, when she was killed.
     
    She was reportedly living in Kedrick’s house before her murder.https://twitter.com/jaiyeorienews/status...92/photo/1

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  • Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi has become the first football player to ever win a record sixth European golden shoe.[Image: Mesis%20golden%20shoe1.jpg]

    Lionel Messi has won his sixth European Golden Shoe, awarded to the player with the most league goals in any of Europe's top-flight leagues.Messi's 36 goals in 34 games in LaLiga Santander this season meant that he finished three ahead of Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe.
     
    Mbappe had to score five against Reims on the final day of the Ligue 1 season on Friday but could only manage one as PSG lost 3-1.
     
    This is the third consecutive year that Messi has claimed the award and the 11th campaign in a row where the winner has come from LaLiga Santander, although Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez shared the Shoe in 2014.
     
    Ronaldo was the last player not to play for a Spanish club to win the award, when he scored 31 goals in the 2007/08 Premier League campaign. The Portuguese has four Golden Shoes in total.
     
    Messi has become the second oldest player to win the award with an age of 31 years, 11 months and 25 days. Hugo Sanchez was a month and a day older than Messi when he won the prize in 1990.
     
    Despite this incredible achievement, Messi has admitted that Barcelona's Champions League exit to Liverpool is still fresh in his mind.
     
    "I'm not thinking about [the Golden Shoe]," he told reporters on Friday. "I don't have this award in my head. We're still hurting from the Liverpool defeat, or at least I am. I'm not thinking about myself."
     
    Messi has warned that things could get even worse if Barcelona lose their Copa del Rey final to Valencia on Saturday.
     
    "This is a final and not winning it would leave us much worse than we are now," he noted.

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  • The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared PDP winner of the Zamfara election, complying with the Supreme Court judgement.[Image: mahmood%20yakubu.jpg]
    According to Punch Metro, the Independent National Electoral Commission on Saturday complied with the judgment of the Supreme Court on the 2019 general elections held in Zamfara State and declared the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, winners of the elections.
     
    The chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, told journalists in Abuja that Certificates of Return would be given to the governor-elect, Deputy-governor-elect, three Senators and seven House of Representatives members-elect by 2:00 p.m. on Monday.
     
    Details later...

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  • Controversial Nigerian singer, Naira Marley's lawyer has spoken out about his remand in prison by a court of law.
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    Naira Marley
     
    Following his arraignment in court on Monday and subsequent remand, the issue of up-and-coming singer, Naira Marley has remained the most topical discussion in the Nigerian entertainment arena. Fellow entertainers, fans and others continue to express mixed feelings about the matter of his arraignment as well as why he was remanded in prison following his arrest by the EFCC on May 10.
     
    Speaking to Saturday Telegraph on what led to his being remanded in prison on a day he could have been released on bail, Naira Marley’s lawyer, Olalekan Ojo, SAN, said they filed an application early to ensure his release on bail but it was not to be.
     
    “The bail application was filed last week Friday, filed and served that Friday (May 17). The arraignment took place on Monday and the Prosecuting Counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, indicated that the prosecution would be opposing and requested for an adjournment to enable them, they were still within the time frame, to file their counter affidavit and written address in opposition. That was exactly what led to the adjournment.”
     
    Dwelling on the 10-day difference between the date of his arraignment and the next court date, a point of agonising detail for the fans of the musicians and others who want to see him freed, Ojo added: “One would have thought that the matter would have been adjourned to maybe this week’s Friday (yesterday). However, the Counsel said he was in other courts and he would like to be there personally. That was the reason for the adjournment to that date and as you know, the bail application comes up for hearing on May 30th, which is Thursday next week, hopefully the court will grant him bail because as it has been rightly noted, it is a bailable offence, there is no reason why there should be any problem about the bail application. You can’t say such a person will run away, no, it is not possible.”
     
    On rumours regarding whether Naira Marley had been remanded in EFCC custody or handed over to prison authorities following the court ruling, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria said the High Court sitting in Ikoyi was unequivocal in its pronouncement that the “Issa goal” singer be remanded in prison, with specific emphasis even on the location.
     
    “There is no basis for that speculation on where he is being held. The court ordered that he be remanded at Ikoyi Prison and to Ikoyi Prison he was taken after the court ruling on that day. So he is in Ikoyi Prison in accordance with the order of the court,” the legal practitioner stated.
     
    “How confident are you approaching Thursday when his bail application is expected to be tabled for hearing?” Saturday Telegraph asked Ojo, to which the lawyer represented by Taiwo Oreagba in court on Monday replied thus: “I am not a judge, the court has the discretion to admit him to bail or not. What I am saying is we will be urging the court to exercise the discretion in his favour knowing full well that by virtue of the mandatory provisions of Section 162 of Administration of Criminal Justice Act, bail is recognised in non-capital offences as a right.”

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  • President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo as well as many others have been given a deadline to submit their asset declaration forms.[Image: Buhari%20and%20Osinbajo.JPG]
    The Code of Conduct Bureau has said President Muhammadu Buhari,  Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, governors and other public officers whose tenure ends on May 29 must submit their end-of-tenure asset declaration forms on May 28, 2019.
     
    However, other public officers, mainly members of the outgoing 8th National Assembly,  who were inaugurated on June 9, 2015 have up till June 8, 2019, a few hours to the expiration of their tenure to declare their assets, Saturday PUNCH has learnt.
     
    Paragraphs 1 to 16 of the Part II of the Fifth Schedule of the Nigerian Constitution list the categories of public officers who must periodically declare their assets to the CCB.
     
    But those affected with the wind-down of the 2015 – 2019 political dispensation by virtue of the constitutional provision are  the President,  Vice-President, President and Deputy President of the Senate, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and Speakers and Deputy Speakers of  state Houses of Assembly and all members of legislative houses.
     
    The rest are Governors and Deputy Governors, the  Attorney General of the Federation and Attorney General of each state, ministers, commissioners  and Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
     
    Paragraph 11 of the Part 1 to the Fifth Schedule to the  constitution compels public officers to declare their assets to the CCB “immediately after taking office and thereafter:
     
    “(a) at the end of every four years; and
     
    “(b) at the end of his term of office, submit to the Code of Conduct Bureau a written declaration of all his properties, assets, and liabilities and those of his unmarried children under the age of eighteen years.”
     
    The “guidelines” for assets declaration accessed on the website of the bureau on Friday says a declarant must declare  their  assets within 30 days of being issued the assets declaration form.
     
    Paragraph 2, of the guidelines reads, “Every declarant is required by law to declare his/her assets/liability including that of his spouse(s) who is not a public officer and children under 18 years, honestly, sincerely and submit same to the bureau within 30 days of the receipt of the forms.”
     
    Paragraph 7 of the guidelines added, “Every public officer is to note that it is the requirement of the law to declare his/her assets/liabilities on:

    “(a) assumption of office;

    “(b) At the end of his term of office, “© At interval of four years for public officers on continuous employment of government whether federal, state or local government:

    “(d) and at such other intervals as the Bureau may determine from time to time.”
     
    Speaking with  one of our correspondents on Thursday, the Chief Press Officer of the CCB, Mrs Charity Utok, said  the incoming political office holders were given up to three months to make their declarations to the CCB, while the outgoing ones must do so as soon as they “step out” of office.
     
    She  said the implications of not making the declaration or not making it at the appropriate time would be filing charges against such defaulters at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
     
    Utok  said, “They can be sworn in,  and within three months they have to declare their assets, otherwise the bureau will drag them to the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

    “It is applicable to all public officers, both political appointees and elected officers – from the councillors to local government chairmen, commissioners, members of the state Houses of Assembly, governors, members of the National Assembly, ministers, Vice-President and President.

    “For those who are finishing their tenure, they must declare as soon as they step out.”
     
    She explained that the first tenure of President Buhari and that of Vice-President Osinbajo would end on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, hence the Tuesday deadline for the two of them to submit their asset forms for the end of their first tenure.

Posted by: slimsaint - Yesterday, 03:16 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • A man who has been sleeping with the step-daughter has been caught red-handed and disgraced in Delta state.[Image: sleepingman.JPG]

    Ozegbe after he was caught
     
    A Nigerian man identified as Emmanuel Ozegbe who has been sleeping with his step-daughter, has been given the disgrace of a lifetime after he was caught red-handed.
     
    Ozegbe confessed according to journalist, Sapele Oghenek that he has been sleeping with the step-daughter for the past 8 years and has been threatening to kill her with juju if she tells anyone.
     
    It was revealed that the man started sleeping with the girl when she was 8 years and now she's 16 and didn't stop until he was caught.
     
    He was exposed after he asked the girl to come to the usual guest house where he normally sleeps with her without knowing that the girl had contacted human rights team.
     
    They waited patiently before swooping in on him after he had removed his cloth for action.
     
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Posted by: slimsaint - Yesterday, 03:13 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • The head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has dragged an online media organisation to court.[Image: Magu.jpeg]
    Ibrahim Magu
     
    Mr Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday dragged 247Ureport, an online media and its Editor-In-Chief to court, demanding N5 billion in damages.
     
    The suit was over a libelous  publication made on May 21, 2018.
     
    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the said report read:  “Buhiari holds secret talk with Sheriff to push for 2019 EFCC Chairman’s Guber ambition.”
     
    NAN also gathered that the said report contradicted the will of the acting chairman of the EFCC, who hails from Borno and that there was no such ambition.
     
    The acting Chairman in his originating summons before the  court,  prayed  for a declaration that the publication made by the media house amounted to libel.
     
    He also prayed for an order,  restraining the media house and its agent from further publishing any other report damaging to his person.
     
    He  also prayed  for an order of the court,  awarding N5 Billion fine on the defendants as general damages.
     
    Magu prayed for an order of the court directing the defendants to tender a public apology  to him in regards to the false and misleading information.
     
    At the resumed hearing of the matter on Friday, the EFCC counsel, Mr Daniel Bwala prayed the court for a short adjournment on the grounds that the senior counsel who was handling the matter was not around.
     
    On his part, the defendant’s counsel, Mr Nnamani Ogbonna also prayed the court for an adjournment on the grounds  that he was yet to be briefed.

    “I align myself with the prayers of the EFCC counsel. We are only asking for a long adjournment to allow us prepare,” he said.
     
    Meanwhile, Justice Danlami Senchi adjourned the matter until June 20 for hearing.
     
    -NAN

Posted by: slimsaint - Yesterday, 03:11 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • A petrol tanker and a truck have collided on the popular Lagos-Ibadan expressway, causing some stir in the area.[Image: Petrol-tanker-accident.jpg]
    Petrol tanker accident on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. (Photo: The Guardian)
     
    The Ogun Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said loss of lives was averted on Saturday after a tanker loaded with petrol collided with a truck on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, The Guardian reports.
     
    This was made known in a statement by the Corps’ Route Commander, Florence Okpe, in Ota, Ogun.
     
    Okpe explained that the accident which occurred at about 2:51a.m, involved four persons with two injured and no death recorded.
     
    “A tanker with registration number LND-437 XC conveying PMS collided with a truck marked LRN-981 ZA around the Redeemed Christian Church of God’s youth center gate, Mowe, on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, blocking the entire carriageway into Lagos.

    “The tanker has spilled its contents on the expressway and both trucks blocked the entire access road.

    “The RCCG and Sagamu fire services have been contacted, as standard practice, before transloading and removal of the fuel tanker were embarked upon.

    “Also, Julius Berger Plc has been contacted to open the blocked section around the area, where they are currently rehabilitating, to allow vehicles have access as the gridlock has spread towards Kara near Sagamu,” she said.
     
    She advised motorists to cooperate with traffic and emergency agencies working to restore traffic on the road to alleviate the frustration of road users.
     
    Okpe urged motorists to use the Lagos-Sango-Ota-Abeokuta, Epe-Ajah-Ijebu Ode, and Ikorodu-Sagamu roads as alternative corridors pending when the two vehicles would be removed to avoid being trapped in the gridlock.
     
    He said that traffic emergencies should be reported on FRSC toll free number 122.

Posted by: slimsaint - Yesterday, 03:09 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • A man of God has been exposed by his wife on a radio programme as she can no longer stomach the pains of his bad ways.[Image: Crying%20woman.jpg]
    Crying woman (File photo)
     
    A woman has written to Ideal Home, a home affairs programme on 3FM in Accra, revealing how her husband has been having s-x with men after she stopped giving him anal s-x, according to a report by AdomNews.
     
    According to the woman who wants to remain anonymous, her husband, a well-respected pastor, has been engaged in homosexuality for the past two decades.
     
    In the revealing letter in which she is seeking help, the woman said she has had enough of the husband’s sexual orientation and can no longer continue keeping the ‘dark secret’.
     
    She wants renowned counsellors and panel who appear on the Saturday morning show hosted by broadcast journalist, Etornan Sey, to advise her on the issue which has become her biggest headache in their over 20 years of marriage.
     
    Read below the full letter from the woman to the show host
     
    “Dear Etornam,

    It has taken me years to gather courage to speak about this situation of mine. I’m not really sure how to say it.

    A month after we got married I realised that my husband loves anal sex. It was very uncomfortable for me and that made me hate sex with him.

    I mean this is a man of God, a very renowned man of God here in Ghana who preaches the word of God on TV and on Radio. But he loves porn and loves anal sex.

    After months of painful sex I decided to deny him anal sex so he started bringing small boys to the house and sleeps with them. Some of the boys are as young as 19.

    He sleeps with them and gives them money. I have walked in on them several times. Initially I felt betrayed but later I realized that, the boys were giving him what I couldn’t and that gave me peace of mind. This situation has gone on for 26 years we’ve been married.

    We have 3 children(all female) who live abroad with my younger brother. The children know about their dad’s situation and do not want to have anything to do with him but he(my husband) cannot be bothered. It almost as if he has been possessed.

    How a man of God full of the Holy spirit can live such a sinful life confuses me sometimes Etornam, I just can’t comprehend. Sometimes the boys, most of whom are Senior High School students leave school and come to him at home for sex in exchange for money and provisions. He enjoys it, he enjoys the anal sex so much as though his whole life depends on it.

    But I weep for these young boys, sometimes they literally limp out of the house with their butts dripping. Some of them wear diapers because their butts are not the same. I feel terrible, I have been living a lie for years and I feel this whole sacrilege will come crushing on me soon.

    I mean, how do I stop my husband, a pastor, renowned man of God from sleeping with little boys for pleasure without it affecting my reputation and stigmatizing my children? I just can’t seem to wrap my head around it. It worries me a lot Etornam and I feel God will never forgive me if I don’t stop him… But how do I do that? How? Please help me wae, I need your help”

Posted by: slimsaint - Yesterday, 03:07 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • Nigerian actor, Okon Lagos who made a controversial statement about women who sell their bodies for money said he doesn't regret it.[Image: okon-lagos.jpg]
    Ime Bishop aka Okon Lagos
     
    Nollywood actor, Ime Bishop Umoh aka Okon Lagos, has maintained that he does not regret saying prostitues do not have any dignity.
     
    Recall that Okon came under serious attack some weeks ago after he shared a video on his Instagram page in which he reacted to the alleged r-pe of some women accused of prost¡tution in Abuja.
     
    Over 70 women were arrested by the police officers in Utako and the women alleged that the officers took turns to sexually assault them, using sachet water nylon as condom. Okon in his video said the women cannot claim they were r-ped because they are prostitutes and do not have any dignity.
     
    In this new interview, Okon says he does not regret his comment. The father of two said he does not in anyway justify r-pe but he was astonished that as much as social media users were condemning r-pe, they were not also condemning prostitution which he believes is an immoral act.
     
    He said,
     
    “I live my life in such a way that I live for the best and hope for the worst so things hardly shock me. I saw the backlash coming but I didn’t know it was going to get that sort of attention. I saw it coming; I knew I might be misunderstood depending on the level of comprehension of my audience. Humour waters down the sensitivity of some issues. Euphemism is saying something that is very harsh in a mild way. I didn’t justify r-pe in any way.

    The issue people had with what I said was that I likened r-pe to theft and that I said prost¡tutes do not have dignity. My assertion was to clarify the fact that r-ping a prostitute is theft and they don’t have dignity. My assertion is metaphorical. If I wanted to use a simile, I would say r-pe is like theft. R-pe is taking a woman’s dignity without her consent. I don’t regret saying that prost¡tutes do not have dignity; no one would be proud to introduce themselves as a commercial s-x hawker.

    Speaking further, Okon said
     
    “I wanted to be fair in my analysis; I was trying to point out the fact that prost!tution is a wrong act, so we shouldn’t be malicious by talking about only r-pe. Why are we canonising one criminal act and demonising the other? Both acts are morally wrong. I believe in humanism; as humans, we should observe the golden rule. I am not trying to say that I am a saint; in fact, I don’t want to be one so that there would be a difference between Jesus and me. It is unfortunate that some women were r-ped by policemen.

    “I am not saying it serves them right, but I am also concerned about the immoral act; prostitution. The level of moral decadence in the country is worrisome. I even saw some public figures with verified social media accounts supporting the idea that prostitution should be legalised; I don’t want to call names. I won’t make comments about something insensitive like that. R-pe is bad, but prost¡tution should be addressed as an issue as well”.

    He added that he doesn’t owe anyone an apology for his comment.

    “Everybody around me is a woman; I have a wife and two daughters; my respect for women is inevitable. I am not going to be shaken; a prost¡tute is not a dignified person. According to Lucky Dube; ‘the terrible thing about the truth is that, when you say it, you always stand alone.’ I am brave enough to say the truth and nothing will happen to me. I don’t owe anyone an apology,” he said

Posted by: slimsaint - 24-05-2019, 05:15 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • Atiku made the allegation in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja by his media adviser, Paul Ibe.[Image: Atiku%20333.jpg]
    Alhaji Atiku Abubakar
     
     
    The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday, raised the alarm over alleged plan by some people to cause crisis in parts of the country and accuse him of being responsible for the skirmishes.

    He said the plan, being spearheaded by “unscrupulous and anti-democratic elements,” for coming weeks, was aimed at smearing his personality.

    Atiku made the allegation in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja by his media adviser, Paul Ibe.

    He said the strategy was for some people to be apprehended for causing skirmishes and be made to mention Atiku and some members of the PDP as their sponsors.

    The former Vice President also called for the arrest of the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for his unsubstantiated allegation against him.

    The statement read, “We wish to blow the whistle as an early warning alert of the grandiose scheme being put together by some unscrupulous elements aimed at jeopardising the reputation of His Excellency Atiku Abubakar in the coming days and weeks.

    “By the merit of what is beginning to unfold, there are plans to create some upset across the country whereby alleged perpetrators of such crimes will engage in phantom dropping of name of Atiku Abubakar and some senior personalities in the Peoples Democratic Party.

    “Already, we are abreast of some other plans to plant fictitious stories in some mushroom media outlets aimed at discrediting Atiku and his political party, the PDP.

    “It therefore becomes preponderant that we alert the public to this demonic plan and to say that it will be imprudent to compromise the peace and security of Nigerians in order to score a cheap political goal.

    “Towards this end, and for the umpteenth time, we call on the Federal Government to be awake to its responsibilities of providing security and ensuring peace, and to desist from actions and utterances that are capable of exposing our fault lines.

    “It is very unsettling that senior administration officials, especially those who are the mouthpiece of government will make reckless but calculated comments to tarnish the image of Atiku Abubakar and government will sit idly on it.

    “With the conclusion reached by relevant security outfits that there is no proof to back the claim by Lai Mohammed that the opposition was planning to upstage the government, we demand that the information minister should be arrested for a breach of security and an apology tendered to Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.”

    In its reaction, the Federal Government said the former Vice-President should have nothing to fear.

    It said only the guilty were always afraid.

    Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohamed, who spoke to one of our correspondents on the matter, said he would not say more than that.

    “On Atiku’s statement, I guess the former Vice-President must have been reading, in recent times, James Hadley Chase’s 1957 thriller entitled. ‘The Guilty are Afraid.’ That’s all I have to say.”

Posted by: slimsaint - 24-05-2019, 05:13 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • May is faced massive criticism for failing to deliver her flagship policy of leaving the European Union.[Image: May.JPG]
    Prime Minister, Theresa May
     
    The embattled Prime Minister, Theresa May will quit as party leader on June 7, she said on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street on Friday.
     
    Her announcement will trigger a leadership contest, with several Conservative MPs tipped to run. The winner will be Britain's next PM.
     
    She's faced massive criticism for failing to deliver her flagship policy of leaving the European Union, missing two Brexit deadlines.
     
    A number of May's Cabinet members and colleagues are paying tribute to their boss after her emotional statement on the steps of 10 Downing Street.
     
    Amber Rudd, who has served as her Home Secretary and Work and Pensions Secretary, said she had shown "great courage."

Posted by: slimsaint - 24-05-2019, 05:10 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • Deepening its threat, the bank said it would collaborate with other banks to ensure that habitual debtors are excluded from the banking system.[Image: Banking%20Hall.JPG]
    Banking hall
     

    The management of Access Bank has threatened to publish the list of all its delinquent debtors.

    In a statement released on Thursday, the bank said it is acting in line with a directive from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

    “All Access Bank Plc (including former Diamond Bank Plc) debtors are directed to pay up their past due obligations in order to avoid punitive actions being taken against them,” the bank said.

    “Please note that we shall publish our debtors’ names in newspapers in two weeks.

    “Similarly, in the event that these obligations are not fulfilled, we shall take such further actions against such delinquent individuals and companies as we may consider necessary and shall relentlessly pursue full recovery of all our debts.”

    Deepening its threat, the bank said it would collaborate with other banks to ensure that habitual debtors are excluded from the banking system.

    “Furthermore, all debtors will be sanctioned by the CBN and banned from participating in the Nigerian Foreign Exchange and Securities Exchange Markets and registered on the Credit Risk Management Systems (CRMS) Bureau as bad debtors making them, their directors and related entities illegible for any credit in the Nigerian Financial Markets.”

    Earlier in May, the bank had announced that it would pay off a $200 million Eurobond issued by Diamond Bank in 2014.

    Access Bank became Nigeria’s largest bank after completing a merger process with Diamond Bank in March.

Posted by: slimsaint - 24-05-2019, 05:09 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • Seven women who planned, stole and sold two children for N850,000 have been paraded by the police.






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    The suspects
     
    The Edo State Police Command on Wednesday, paraded seven women for alleged theft and sale  of two children.
     
    It was gathered that the children, aged two and four, were stolen in Utese Community by one Mary Paul in June, 2018.
     
    Mary reportedly sold them to one Rita Eze in Delta State who in turn sold the four-year-old child to Comfort Dike John who runs an orphanage in Okigwe in Imo State.
     
    The suspects are Comfort Dike John, Glory Onuoha (38), Adendu Ifeoma (40), Evangeline Akubor (38), Chinyere Okeke (39), one Ogechi (38) and Anioke Augustina (48).
     
    Parading the suspects, spokesperson for the command, Chidi Nwanbuzor, said Mary Paul was a co-tenant of the mother of the children, and that the mother had entrusted the children in her care while going to the river.
     
    Paul absconded with the children and sold them to Eze from Delta State at N450,000 and N300,000.
     
    Rita in turn sold the children to two women in Delta and Imo states for N500,000 and N400,000, adding that the buyer in Imo State, Comfort Dike John, ran an orphanage.
     
    “Comfort later sold the four-year old to Mrs. Augustina Anioke at N850,000, who adopted her without due process. Rita Eze, Joy Ode and Uju Favour are already in court and are remanded in Benin prison while Mary Paul who stole the kid is in prison in Ondo State. Sadly, the police is yet to recover the two-year-old girl because the person she was sold to is dead, but we are living no stone unturned in ensuring that she is recovered,” he assured.
     
    He added that the command also arrested Kenneth Ofoke and Mercy Nwogha who are specialists in child stealing.
     
    He said the suspects confessed that since they started the business, they had sold four children.
     
    Chidi said the police recovered the children and reunited them with their parents while the suspects and their collaborators had been charged to court.
     
    In an interview with journalists, Anioke, who had been married for 18 years with two kids, said she decided to adopt a child because her kids were all in school and she needed a baby to play with at home.
     
    “I agreed to adopt the baby when I saw ‘government approved’ written on the sign board of the orphanage,” she added.
     
    On her part, Comfort Dike said she bought the baby when the woman who brought her said the baby’s father was in the mortuary and that she would not be able to take care of her.

Posted by: slimsaint - 24-05-2019, 03:55 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • But the most bizarre is that his wife, who is the mother of the four girls, was aware of the situation and appeared handicapped to do anything about it.[Image: rapee.JPG]

    Forty-seven-year old Rashidi, living in Sango-Ota, Ogun State could easily be described as a good looking man.
     
    This means that getting a woman to warm his bed wouldn’t be a lot of headache. But Rashidi, for some years now, had been having sexual intercourse with four of his daughters. A situation many people who got wind of described as bizarre.
     
    But the most bizarre is that his wife, who is the mother of the four girls, was aware of the situation and appeared handicapped to do anything about it.
     
    The incestuous affairs were blown open after a crack team of police detectives from Sango-Ota Area Command, Ogun State, went undercover to investigate the crime and returned with mind-boggling discoveries. Although the illegal affairs had been going on for years, daughters, father and mother had preferred to let it remain within the family circle.
     
    According to them, they were still trying to seek out solution for their father’s inexplicable s*xual yearnings for his biological daughters, when police stormed their home to arrest the man. One would have expected the daughters to have fought the s*xual onslaught from their dad, especially since two are adults, but they didn’t.
     
    They said: “Our father is sick. He doesn’t know what he is doing. We know what is wrong with him. We just need money to make him well. To arrest him and take him to court for the whole world to see and read about him and us is not the solution. We need spiritual help, not publicity.”
     
    The first of the girls is 26 years old, second is 23, third is 19 and the last is 14. Ordinarily, these ladies could have decided to report him to police or family members.
     
    But they didn’t, rather they said: “Our father is a victim, not a criminal.”
     
    A reporter left Lagos State as early as possible to seek out the father and hear this strange story and occurrences from the horse’s mouth.
     
    A few minutes after a reporter introduced herself, Rashidi burst into heart-breaking tears. It was gathered that when Rashidi was arrested and presented with his alleged crime, he had vehemently denied it.
     
    On Tuesday, however, speaking with a New Telegraph reporter, he had a sinking look on his face. Tears gathered in his eyes and rolled down his cheeks. He sniffed and used his T-shirt to wipe his tears.
     
    He whispered: “Please help me! I need help! Yes, I have been having sexual intercourse with my four daughters. Something used to come upon me and take control of me. I’ll lose my senses and about two or three hours after having intercourse with any of my daughters, I will come back to my senses. This had been going on for years. I even married a second wife and visited a herbalist in order to check this malady, but all efforts failed. But it’s not every day I have sex with them. It is whenever that evil spirit comes upon me.”
     
    Investigators had earlier discovered that the last sexual intercourse with his third and fourth daughters occurred on May 11, 12 and 13.
     
    The arrest of Rashidi wouldn’t have been possible, but for the diligence of the policemen and women, who painstaking kept digging into the case after receiving information about the father that had been sexually preying on his daughters.
     
    A police source said: “The police team launched investigation after receiving credible information that Rashidi was having s*x with four of his daughters. The police team was determined to rescue the girls. They went into the community and put surveillance on the family, but found it difficult to penetrate. They knew they couldn’t make an arrest without first verifying the information they had received. They decided to go after one of the girls. They pretended to be preachers, speaking about God and salvation. They went to the place where one of the girls works and preached to her and then prayed for her.
     
    “They then tactfully delved into issues that had to do with incest. They told her that God was willing and ready to deliver anyone caught up in that sort of situation.

Posted by: slimsaint - 24-05-2019, 03:49 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • There are many can-causing foods out there that should be eliminated from your diet. These are some of those foods.[Image: foods.jpg]

    Lifestyle choices such as your daily diet play a significant role in your overall health, hence, it could either increase or drastically reduce your cancer risks. 
     
    Excessive consumption of these eight popular foods has been proven to increase the likelihood of developing cancer.
     
    Grilled meat
     
    Studies have linked the consumption of grilled meat to cancer. This is as a result of certain chemicals that are formed when meats are heated under high temperature.
     
    During the grilling process, the amino acids and sugar in meats form heterocyclic animes, a chemical that causes cancer growth.
     
    Refined sugar
     
    Refined sugar is also known to promote cancer cell growth. Naturally, cells require sugar to grow but refined sugar consumed in large amounts spikes up your insulin level, this, in turn, drives the development of cancer cells.
     
    It is advised to cut down on refined sugar products like candy, cookies, sweetened tea.
     
    Potatoes chips/ Browned toasts
     
    Potato chips and browned toasts contain acrylamide, a dangerous chemical that may cause cancer. These chemicals are formed during the cooking process which usually demands a high temperature.
     
    In fact, the higher temperatures and longer cooking time result in higher acrylamide levels. Although heating your chips and toasts above 120 degrees may come will a great texture and delicious taste, it also exposes you to cancer.
     
    Soft drinks
     
    Energy drinks, soda and other soft drinks are a common diet for many. However, these drinks also fuel cancer growth.
     
    Consuming one soft drink per day, according to research, increases your risks to 13 types of cancer. These soft drinks contain an alarming amount of sugar that accelerate the growth of tumours.
     
    Farmed fish
     
    Farmed fish basically cultivated for commercial purpose in a controlled environment. They are rich in protein and contain more fats than wild fish.
     
    However, farmed fish are often fed with genetically modified foods/organisms which may increase cancer risks.
     
    Hydrogenated oils
     
    Hydrogenated oils are chemically extracted from their source. They contain trans-fat which causes cancer.
     
    They are chemically treated and packed with unhealthy omega-3, a component that alters cell structure to increase cancer risks.
     
    You should consider alternative nutrient-rich oils such as olive and coconut oil while avoiding products made with hydrogenated oils.
     
    Alcohol
     
    Alcohol has been linked to seven types of cancer including mouth, liver, esophageal, breast, colorectal cancer.
     
    Alcoholic beverages contain ethanol and acetaldehyde, two harmful chemicals that cause damage to healthy human cells.
     
    Canned foods
     
    Bisphenol-A (BPA) is an industrial chemical used by many manufacturers to produce packaging items such as cans and bottled.
     
    BPA is an endocrine disruptor, which implies that it interferes with the human hormone system, and more scientific findings have shown that it’s exposure to food is linked to cancer.
     
    ***
    Source: TheCable

Posted by: slimsaint - 24-05-2019, 03:47 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • Chairman of the group, Oloye Ademola Dare-Williams, during the opening ceremony of the centre, expressed concerns on the usage of hard drugs among youths.[Image: Hard%20drugs.JPG]

    The United Nations Office of Drug and Crime Control, has revealed that 14.4 million people in Nigeria use hard drugs, just as it ranked Oyo State as a major cultivator and user of Cannabis in the country.

    The UN Representstive, Mrs Foluso Ajayi, made the disclosure during the launch of a Behavioural, Initiative Centre, facilitated  by O’First,  a socio- cultural organisation in Ogbomoso, Oyo state.

    The centre was built purposefully to  reduce and control the abuse of hard  drugs among the youths in Ogbomoso and its environs through  treatment, guidance and counselling, rehabilitatimg  and related activities 

    This was even as Chairman of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Colonel Muhammad Mustapha,  said no country can survive with the high level of drug abuse in the country.

    Mustapha,  who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr. Femi Oloruntoba,  maintained that  unless Nigerians take up the battle against abuse of hard drugs themselves, the country will not succeed in her fight against hard drugs .

    Also, Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Elimination of Drug Abuse,  (PACEDA), represented by Mr. Lanre Funsho, identified rapid deteriorating level of societal values and norms as major causes of drug abuse and illicit trafficking.

    He commended, the O’ First for its initiative for standing up high to tackle the menace, of drug abuse and urged other groups to join hands with PACEDA to fight the menace.  

    Chairman of the group,  Oloye Ademola Dare-Williams, during the opening ceremony of the centre,  expressed concerns on the usage of hard drugs among youths in Ogbomoso.

    He  also highlighted the negative effects  of drug which he said affects productivity as well as constitute serious  menace  to the society.

    Williams lamented that  drug abuse has escalated  to the level where pupils of primary and secondary school students are also involved.
     
    Many agencies, parastatals of governments as well as social clubs, cultural groups, dignitaries, among others, attended the event.

Posted by: slimsaint - 24-05-2019, 03:44 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • Undergraduate students of UNIUYO have been taught a good lesson by a lecturer for disturbing other students while in class.[Image: punishyou.jpeg]
    The students punished for talking in class
     
    A Philosophy lecturer in the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom has reportedly taken a rather unusual method to punish undergraduate students in his class.
     
    The lecturer instead on flogging or whipping them with his mouth, asked them to stand and raise their hands as punishment.
     
    An eyewitness reported that it happened in a 3rd year class, department of Microbiology, University Of Nigeria Nsukka.
     
    The source further said,
     
    “No matter how anyone would want to look at it, this is outright insanity, to say the least. How do you mete out this kind of punishment to university students for not sweeping their classroom when we’ve got non-academic staff who’re paid to get stuff like this done???


    "If people like this lecturer are not called to order, a time will come when they’d flog and physically abuse students and it will still be swept under the carpet. This is sheer humiliation and totally unacceptable.”[Image: punishyou1.jpeg]

Posted by: slimsaint - 24-05-2019, 03:42 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • It was revealed that the duo were apprehended following a formal complaint from a senior member of the community that the bird's presence caused panic.[Image: vulture.JPG]
    The police in Adamawa state said the vulture arrested in Maiha has so far eaten meat worth N30,000 after spending six days in detention. The vulture was arrested alongside a woman that owned it after residents complained that the bird’s presence created fear in the community. 
     
    The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Othman Abubakar, said the command might incur more cost as it continued to detain the bird. He said investigation into the appearance of the bird in the area was still going on. 
     
    The Commissioner of Police, Adamu Audu Madaki, had earlier told journalists that the duo were apprehended following a formal complaint from a senior member of the community that the bird’s presence caused panic as it was considered a harbinger of impending insurgency attacks. 
     
    Madaki said an elder in Maiha complained that a woman had brought a vulture and that the last time someone kept three vultures Maiha, the area was invaded by insurgents in a matter of few days. 
     
    The police commissioner noted that since the community seemed to be disturbed by the presence of the vulture, he advised the man to lodge a complain with the Divisional Police Officer in Maiha which he did, leading to the eventual arrest of the woman and the vulture. 
     
    He explained that the police upon receipt of such complaints must launch an investigation to ascertain the credibility of the allegation with a view to taking the necessary action to maintain peace and harmony. “So, we want to ascertain what the vulture is meant for,” said Madaki. 
     
    Since the news of arrest of the woman and her vulture filtered members of public became curious with many peddling rumours that the vulture was a woman who turned to a bird in detention Maiha is one of the seven local government areas controlled by Boko Haram insurgents between 2014 and 2015 until the liberation of the territory by Nigerian military.

Posted by: slimsaint - 24-05-2019, 03:40 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • Despite the economic limitations around him, this young man decided to get himself some formal education and it happened.[Image: Wheel.JPG]
    The young man
     
    This youth corps member is currently the toast of everyone on social media at the moment because of his inspiring story.
     
    Aliyu Abbani who is from a poor background, took to wheelbarrow pushing to gather enough money to send himself to the Nasarawa State University where he bagged a degree.
     
    He is pictured above in his NYSC uniform with his wheelbarrow. His story has been inspiring people with difficult backgrounds.

Posted by: slimsaint - 24-05-2019, 03:38 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • A Nigerian woman has given birth to conjoined twins in a community in Bauchi state, stunning many people.[Image: The-conjoined-twin-girl.jpg]

    The conjoined twins
     
    Accordig to Daily Trust, a house wife in Ningi local government area of Bauchi State has given birth to conjoined twin girls. The twins were delivered through a Caesarean Section at the General Hospital Ningi a week ago. 
     
    Speaking on the birth of the conjoined twins,  the doctor who performed the operation to remove the twins, Dr Sama’ila Mato Jahun, said that the decision to perform the ceasarean section to remove the twins followed a scan that revealed they were in an awkward position.
     
    “When a scan was conducted, it showed that they were lying in a position that will not allow their passage through the birth canal so we recommended a CS to remove them. 
    “In the course of the operation we discovered that they are conjoined twins. They are healthy but they have only one stomach, four arms, and three legs. So their physiology is very delicate,” he said.
     
    Speaking, the father of the twins, Suleiman Usman, said that, his wife, Habiba showed slight signs of labour for about five days so he took her to the hospital where she was attending ante natal clinic.
    “When we went to the hospital we were told to go for a scan and after the scan the doctors told us that  she had to be operated upon after which they were delivered with the unusual twins.
    “Since their birth, people have been trooping to the hospital to catch a glimpse and the thing is becoming unbearable because we have to call security to control people. We don’t know how we can cope when we are discharged from the hospital,” he said.
     
    Usman said he got married to Habiba two years ago and she had a miscarriage a year ago after which she became pregnant again and gave birth to the conjoined twins.
     
    According to him, although the mother and the children are healthy, she lacks breast milk to feed them so they are being fed with baby fomula. He said the emir of Ningi has given some money to assist them buy baby feeds.
     
    The father, who was visibly agitated, said he was concerned about the future of his conjoined children.
     
    “I have been seeing pictures of conjoined twins on the internet and on television,  but I have never thought of how their families cope until now.  Alhamdulillahi, their birth is a trial from Allah and only He knows how their live s will be. I thank him for his mercies,” he said.

Posted by: slimsaint - 24-05-2019, 03:29 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • Mr. Ughamadu relayed that validation of credentials of candidates would be a continuous process throughout the exercise.[Image: NNPC.JPG]
    The ongoing recruitment exercise by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) which kicked off via nationwide advertisements in the national dailies and online media on Wednesday, 13 March, 2019, followed by shortlisting of qualified candidates which commenced from about 27 March, 2019, has entered a third phase.
     
    A release today in Abuja by the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, quoted NNPC Chief Operating Officer (COO), Services, Mr. Isa Inuwa, as informing in a broadcast that shortlisting of candidates for the exercise has been concluded.
     
    The release stated that shortlisted candidates have been scheduled to sit for Computer Based Testing (CBT) on Saturday, 1st June, 2019 across the Country.
    “Notification of progression to the next stage has been sent to all shortlisted candidates via text and e-mail, while other details such as test centre and time will be sent on or before the 27th of May, 2019,” the release stated.
     
    Mr. Ughamadu relayed that validation of credentials of candidates would be a continuous process throughout the exercise, stressing that candidates discovered not to meet the advertised requirements or who had presented false documents at any stage would be withdrawn from the exercise.
     
    NNPC management, in the release, appreciated management staff of the corporation who had contributed to the success of the exercise so far, expressing optimism that others who will be called upon to provide support during the upcoming stages would equally discharge their assigned tasks with the commitment, integrity and sense of responsibility.
    An earlier release by Mr. Ughamadu, 27 March, 2019, had informed that the CBT would be administered in about 50 centres across the country, saying those who emerge successful in the test would subsequently be invited for oral interviews for final selection.
     
    NNPC, an equal opportunity employer in the Oil and Gas Industry value chain, including exploration, refining, transportation and marketing of petroleum products, recently placed advertisements to recruit some categories of new hands to buoy its operations nationwide.
     
    These are: Graduate Trainee; Senior officer and Supervisory Cadre; and Managerial Cadre.
     
    NDU UGHAMADU
    Group General Manager
    Group Public Affairs Division,
    NNPC, Abuja.
    23rd May, 2019.

Posted by: slimsaint - 24-05-2019, 03:25 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • A man has been nabbed after he reportedly beat a teenager to death in the city of Lagos in broad daylight.[Image: Dead-hand.jpg]
    An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday ordered the remand of one Femi Aderounmu in prison for allegedly beating a teenager to death. Aderounmu, 29, who resides at No. 1, Moshalasi St., Iponri, Lagos is facing a charge of murder. 
     
    His plea was not taken. The Magistrate, Mr Tolu Agbona, remanded the defendant in Ikoyi Prisons and ordered that the case file should be sent to the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.
     
    Agbona adjourned the case until June 26. Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. D. Raphel, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 15 at 4.00 p.m. at No. 1, Africa Road, Iponri.
     
    He alleged that the defendant had beaten up the teenager to death. According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes the provisions of Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
     
    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 223 stipulates death sentence for offenders.

Posted by: slimsaint - 24-05-2019, 03:23 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • This woman has written about how she has benefited financially from the romance her husband is having with a lady.[Image: hubi.JPG]



    Relationship adviser, Joro Olumofin has shared the story of how a man collected some money from his girlfriend and gave it to his wife.
     
    The wife has to live with the reality that she married a cheat for financial reasons. The man has lost his job and he remains financially handicapped.
     
    The story has generated interesting interactions online. Read the story below:

Posted by: slimsaint - 24-05-2019, 03:20 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • A man collapsed and died after attempting to fight a woman inside a plane leaving many in shock.[Image: strangleplane.JPG]
    Inside the plane
     
    A male passenger collapsed and died on a plane after he attempted to strangle a female passenger in an air rage incident.
     
    A flight operated by Red Wings airline was forced to make an emergency landing in Moscow, Russia, after the distressing mid-air drama on the plane.
     
    The drama on the vacation flight going from Moscow to Simferopol began shortly after takeoff. The unnamed 32-year-old man grabbed a female passenger by the neck and attempted to strangle her and a commotion ensued.
     
    He is also said to have threatened fellow passengers on the flight by saying: "If you want to live, put up your hands."
     
    He added: "We are going to die, the pilots are asleep!"
     
    Passengers rushed to the woman’s aid but the man screamed abuse at the men trying to fight him off. He also used a mobile phone to repeatedly strike a male passenger on the head.
     
    The other passengers finally succeeded in getting the man off the woman and they strapped him to a seat. But he then collapsed with a "cardiac arrest". Unconfirmed reports said that the attacker received a head injury during the fight.
     
    A doctor on board restarted the man’s heart, reports say. The captain then decided to return and requested an emergency landing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport from where it had departed.
     
    Police and ambulance were waiting at the runway when the plane landed and the man was pronounced dead by paramedics minutes later.
     
    "Paramedics who arrived at the aircraft started to provide medical assistance, but the man died from acute heart failure," said Svetlana Petrenko in a statement issued by the Russian Investigative Committee. "There were no external signs of a violent death."
     

     
    A video of the incident shared online by a passenger named Daria Belikova captured th immediate aftermath of the violent incident.[Image: strangleplane1.JPG]
    A video of the incident shared online by a passenger named Daria Belikova captured th immediate aftermath of the violent incident.
     
    She said in the video: "A man just started going mad here. He has been hitting a woman. They have tied him up now. He was yelling something and was hitting a man who sat next to him over his head with a phone."
     
    One man is heard saying: "Throw him out with a parachute."
     
    Another said: "Push him out without a parachute."
     
    Daria said: "I hope everything is going to be okay."
     
    In another video, Daria said: "He started yelling ‘If you want to live, put up your hands. We are going to die, the pilots are asleep!' We landed and this man is now being taken away."
     
    After disembarking, she updated her followers, saying: "I’ve got to say that this weird man has died. What a flight this was."

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