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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Davido’s Ride, G-Wagon Now Been Used For Public Transportation In Lagos [PHOTO]


Lolzz… Nothing is permanent except death. This
is definitely not going to be good news to
Nigerian celebrities, most especially the ones that

just acquired this multi-million naira jeep as A G-
Wagon has been spotted in Lagos been used for
public transportation.
It transports pa’s’sengers from Lagos to Ibadan
and also plies Ile-Ife and Akure. What is your
take?

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Photos: Pope Francis joins Muslim clerics to pray at Mosque in Turkey


Pope Francis, who is currently on a state
visit to Turkey, joined Muslim faithfuls in
Istanbul to pray at the Grand Mufti of

Istanbul, Istanbul Blue Mosque yesterday.
The Pope stood with his head bowed and
hands clasped in front of him in 2-minutes of
silent prayer inside the 17th-century Sultan
Ahmet mosque, aiming to show respect for
Islam and encourage stronger ties between
the two faiths.

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Wicked Husband Poured Acid On Himself And His Wife In Abuja [PHOTO]


Abuja was penultimate week hit with the horrific
story of a man who poured a substance
suspected to be acid on his wife and himself after

a heated argument.
Leadership’s David Aduge-Ani who has been
following the event writes on new developments
since the sad incident occurred.
Going back to the University of Abuja Teaching
Hospital, Gwagwalada-Abuja to visit the latest
victim of an acid attack was not easy. Not
because one was not sympathetic but because
one couldn’t be sure of what to expect on getting
there.
However, it was unavoidable and necessary for
two reasons:
First to show sympathy to the victim and give
some sort of support. Secondly, to hear what
could have really transpired; what would have
driven a man to harm his wife, and himself, that
way.
The strangeness of what man can do in a rage
has always been baffling; unimaginable things
have happened from maiming to killing in the
name of anger. The story of Romania and Maria
Eze is not different.
On reaching the hospital, it was revealed that Mr
Romania Eze had died on Thursday, the day after
the incident while the wife, Maria Eze who had
been unconscious since the incident has been
taken to her hometown in Enugu State. The
couple both hailed from Udenu local government
area of Enugu State.
Making further enquiries over Maria’s condition,
LEADERSHIP learnt that she had not opened her
eyes since the incident while it was speculated
that the acid bath may have damaged her eyes.
This is in addition to the burns on her head, face
and other parts of her upper body.
Penultimate Wednesday, the middle-aged man
who before the incident lived with his wife in
Gwagwa, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC),
was reported to have poured a liquid substance
suspected to be acid on his wife and later poured
some on himself, inflicting severe burns on both
of them.
It was gathered that the couple had been living
happily with each other as they both owned a
shop in the area where they sell bambara nut in
bags. The couple had embarked on storage of the
produce early in the year so as to have bountiful
sales, especially in the yuletide season. They had
gone as far as borrowing from individuals and
groups to support their plans.
Trouble started between the couple when
Romania noticed that the number of bags of the
commodity did not match the number he
anticipated. It was at that point that he began to
enquire and discovered that his wife had allegedly
been wittingly hiding parts of the sales from the
investment in her private account.
According to neighbours, the late Romania
suspected Maria of sending the money she made
from business deals to her younger brother to
keep, a development that angered him. One of the
neighbours also told LEADERSHIP that Maria had
allegedly been using part of the money to build a
house in her hometown without her husband’s
knowledge.
The couple are blessed with eight children; three
of whom are married, one son currently an
undergraduate of one of the universities in the
country and four in secondary school.
However, due to the alleged negative lifestyle of
the wife, the husband was reported to have gone
bankrupt. Many of his creditors had been visiting
him, requesting for the money he borrowed from
them for the storage but he was unable to pay
back his debts.
Another neighbour who did not want his name
mentioned said what even angered the husband
the more was that he heard that his wife was
allegedly sleeping with other men which led him
to attack her with acid with the intention of
taking his life and that of his wife.
A family source told LEADERSHIP that the woman
was taken to the village to find out the primary
cause of the problem since many people
suspected a foul play, saying that what happened
goes beyond the ordinary.

He said, “This couple had been living happily
together for many years. It is surprising to hear
of this type of incident happening. To the
immediate family, the incident is beyond ordinary
and must be looked into.”
On November 24, a free-will donation was
organised in a Catholic church in Gwagwa to
a’s’sist the survivor of this horrid ordeal. It was
gathered that the many faithful in the church
donated generously to help save Maria’s life who
was a member of the church and believed to be a
member of the Catholic Women Organisation
(CWO) in the branch.
But whether this a’s’sistance would reach Mrs
Eze on time and save the situation remains a
figment.


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OAU 2nd Batch Admission List 2014/2015 out on JAMB Portal


This is to inform 2014/2015 prospective students
of Obafemi Awolowo University that the 2nd batch
of admission list 2014/2015 is out on JAMB
Portal.



To check your admission status simply CLICK HERE

Type in your UTME Reg. Number and
Click on "Check your Admission Status"

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IMSU Student Dies While "Celebrating" Final Year Students - PHOTO


A student of Imo State University simply identified
as Chisom lost his life during the usual
"celebration" that follows every final examination

for final year students which usually involves
pouring water and other assorted liquids on final
year students.
According to an eyewitness, the victim fell in to a
ditch as he was running around and pouring water
on final year students and by the time he was
rescued from the ditch , he was dead already.
" We were celebrating our final year students by
pouring them water, so as we were running around
he fell inside a pit full of dirty water (sewage) but
it didn't cover his head but before we could draw
him out he was dead already because he was
asthmatic". The eye witness stated.
His corpse was deposited at Aladinma Mortuary
from where it was taken to his home town Ihiala.
It was gathered that the decease was A 200 level
student of the institution.

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Cossy Shares Photos From Her Night Out


Cossy went out last night wearing a see-through
black top and very short skirt. She shared the
pics on Twitter. See more pics after the cut...



You can see her black panties sef...lol

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FG Unveils Nigeria’s Top 100 Companies


Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment,
Mr. Olusegun Aganga
The federal government has unveiled the
names of Nigeria’s Top 100 companies set
to be honoured by President Goodluck

Jonathan on Monday.
Some of the companies include Dangote
Group, First Bank, Chevron, Elizade, MTN,
Globacom, Chi Group, Nigerian Breweries,
Nigeria Flour Mills, UAC, APN Terminal, Eko
Supreme, Mamuda Industries, Dolphin Foods,
Wemco, Bolawaole Enterprises and Indorama.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and
Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga, described
the Top 100 Businesses Initiative as a bold
effort to celebrate major investors and
companies that are contributing to the
development of the economy.
Aganga said that the country adopted similar
criteria as Fortune 500 in the US, in selecting
the top businesses. He said this makes it
very objective and verifiable.
“We want to make it absolutely clear that it
has integrity. Coincidentally, it is happening
in the year of our centenary. But we will in
120 years, in 150 years, in 200 years go back
to the Centenary City, we will see the
emblem of these companies as a Top 100
companies in the year Nigeria had at its
centenary,” he stated.
He expressed pride at the achievement of the
selected companies, as it is investors that
create jobs, wealth, facilitate economic
growth and generate income for the
government.
“We intend to use this Top 100 Businesses
Presidential Award Dinner to say big thank
you to those companies for their firm
commitment and belief in our economy and
to charge them to do more by bringing more
investments to Nigeria.
“It is also aimed at creating a platform for
public-private sector interactions on Nigerian
economic policies.
Aganga noted that with the yearning for
diversification of Nigeria’s economy, the Top
100 list has shown that the country is
moving in the right direction. “They cut
across sectors including oil and gas,
telecommunications, manufacturing, financial
services, construction, fast moving
consumables, food manufacturers, logistics,
among others,” he said.
“This process has, once again, demonstrated
that there are many reputable companies in
Nigeria. It is a tough job finalising this list.
Nigeria is gifted with winners, great
investors, great companies and, of course,
the opportunities in Nigeria are huge.
“Behind Nigeria’s economic success, are real
companies that do business everyday. Those
companies invest, employ our people and
they keep our economy growing. This
administration is aware that it is private
companies that are driving our economy.
Government is here to provide enabling
environment. it is the private sector that will
help Nigeria achieve its economic goals,”
Aganga noted.
Like the America’s Fortune 500, the Minister
said the Top 100 Businesses Assessment
Committee gleaned information from public
companies’ annual reports, Nigeria Stock
Exchange, NSE, the Financial Reporting
Council, FRC, as well as reports from private
companies that publish revenue figures, to
decide the winners.
The committee was headed by the Executive
Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the
FRC, Mr. Jim Obazee. Other members were
Director-General, Industrial Training Fund,
Mrs. Juliet Onaeko; Managing Director, Bank
of Industries, Mr. Rasheed Olaoluwa;
Executive Secretary, Sugar Council, Dr.
Lateef Busari; Chief Executive Officer,
Nigerian Stock Exchange, Mr. Oscar Onyema;
Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue
Service, Mr. Kabir Mashi; and Managing
Director, Nigerian Export Processing Zones
Authority, Mr. Gbenga Kuye.
Also in the committee were the Executive
Secretary, Nigerian Investment Promotion
Commission, Mrs. Salatu Umar; Chief
Executive Officer, Nigerian Export Promotion
Council, Mr. Olusegun Awolowo; CEO, Jake
Riley Limited, Mrs. Funmi Ogbue; a Director
from MITI, Bambo Kunle-Salami, and
representatives of the Minister.

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OMG!!! See What this SA Singer Wore To The Chanel O Awards


She's a South African singer and actress named
Pam Andrews. What Hollywood will cause in the
world...lol
See more pics after the cut:



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Ex-Egypt Ruler Hosni Mubarak Cleared Of Corruption And Murder Charges


Former Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak has
been cleared of charges of corruption and killing
of hundreds of Egyptian protesters in a revolution

that toppled him in 2011.
Mubarak ruled Egypt for 29 years. The 86-year-
old Mubarak was convicted in 2012 of issuing
orders to kill peaceful protesters during the
country's 2011 uprising and was sentenced to
life in prison. He appealed and was granted a
new trial last year.
Also acquitted were Mubarak's former Interior
Minister Habib el-Adly and six of el-Adly's aides,
who'd been accused of being connected to the
deaths of 239 protesters as security forces
cracked down on them in 2011. Mubarak's two
sons also were acquitted Saturday of corruption.
Mubarak still has a three-year sentence for a
previous conviction for embezzlement, but it not
clear when he'll be freed.
Prosecutors have the option of appealing the
acquittal decision.

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Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Gbenga Ashiru, Dies at 66


Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Olugbenga
Ashiru died yesterday November 29th in a South
African hospital after a long battle with brain

tumor. He was 66 years old.
The career diplomat served as Nigerian Minister
from 2011 until 2013. He was also Nigeria's
High Commissioner to South Africa. May his soul
rest in peace...amen.

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Photo: Site of the Overland crash


This is the Overland plane that overshot the
runway yesterday evening after landing at Ilorin

airport. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured.

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Boko Haram: America Not Nigeria’s Friend, Says Gowon


Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon
A former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon
(retd.), has taken a swipe at the United States
on its refusal to sell arms to Nigeria to fight the

insurgency by the Islamic group, Boko Haram.
Gowon, in an interview criticised the
US for not selling military hardware
to Nigeria, saying if the US was truly a
diplomatic friend to Nigeria, it should do
everything possible to keep the corporate
existence of Nigeria.
This, according to him, includes assisting Nigeria
to fight aggression from any quarter.
The US had on November 12, 2014, defended its
refusal to sell cobra helicopters to Nigeria,
saying the Federal Government was free to buy
fighter jets from any other country.
The State Department’s spokeswoman, Jen
Psaki, said, “Nigeria has purchased helicopters
that originated in countries other than the US
and nothing in our decision prevents Nigeria from
obtaining weapons and equipment from other
sources,”
Psaki had reacted to the allegation by the
Nigerian Ambassador to the US, Prof. Adebowale
Adefuye, that Washington declined to sell arms
to Nigeria.
Adefuye had told members of the Council on
Foreign Relations on November 10 that
Washington was not doing enough to assist
Nigeria in combating the Boko Haram insurgency
in North-East geopolitical zone of the country.
He said, “The U.S. government has up till today
refused to grant Nigeria’s request to purchase
lethal equipment that would have brought down
the terrorists within a short time on the basis of
the allegations that Nigeria’s defence forces
have been violating human rights of Boko Haram
suspects when captured or arrested.
“We find it difficult to understand how and why,
in spite of the U.S. presence in Nigeria, with their
sophisticated military technology, Boko Haram
should be expanding and becoming more
deadly.”
But Psaki had stated that the US refused to sell
the helicopters to Nigeria due to concerns about
the ability of the military to use and maintain
them.
The cobra is a combat aircraft with the ability to
climb at the rate of 8.2metres per second. It is
equipped with a 20 mm M197 3-barrelled Gatling
cannon in the A/A49E-7 turret (750 rounds
ammo capacity).
The spokeswoman also said there were ongoing
concerns about Nigerian military’s protection of
civilians when conducting military operations,
adding that these had been discussed with the
Nigerian authorities.
Gowon, while speaking to one of our
correspondents, however, alleged that the US did
same to the Nigerian government during the Civil
War, when it refused to sell fighter jets to Nigeria
to stop Biafra’s bomber jets.
As the military Head of State, Gowon had
prosecuted the Nigerian civil war, aka Biafran
War, which began on July 6, 1967 and ended on
January 15, 1970.
The war was declared after an attempted
secession by the Eastern Region of the country,
which declared itself the ‘Republic of Biafra.’
Gowon said, “The same thing happened during
the Civil War. The Americas refused to sell arms
to us. I wanted them to help me with some
modest aircraft so that I could chase out
Ojukwu’s (Col. Odumegwu Ojukwu) B52 or B56
as they called it. That was all I wanted; not to
shoot it down but to chase it away so that it
does not drop bombs and kill innocent people.
“But the Americans refused to help us and they
even refused to sell arms and ammunitions and
the spare parts of the equipment that we got
from them. And at the same time, they (America)
were shipping aircraft and loads of arms and
ammunition to Zaire. What sort of friends are
they?
“You call them your friends and they say that
they are helping us to fight terror. We don’t want
their people (Americans) to come and fight the
war (against Boko Haram) for us but, at least,
we need the equipment.

“During my time (as Head of State), I had to go
to the Russians to get the equipment we wanted
in order to prosecute that war. If they cannot
help us, they should allow us to go elsewhere
and get what we want to ensure that we deal
with this particular problem.”
A former Military Governor of Kaduna State, Col.
Abubakar Umar (retd.), corroborated Gowon,
while decrying that Western allies, who were
paying much attention to the Islamic State of
Iraq and Syria in the Middle East, “have decided
to turn a blind eye to what is happening in
Nigeria.”
He pointed out that Boko Haram is to Nigeria
what ISIS is to the Middle East, saying they both
threaten global peace and security.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also backed
Adefuye’s position on arms purchase from the
US.
The Director, Public Communication Division,
Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ahmedu Ogbole-Ode, said
the Nigerian ambassador had said it all on the
relationship between Nigeria and America.
“Our ambassador to the US has spoken. He did
not send himself there, so there is nothing more
for me to add,” he said.
The US, however, said despite its insistence on
not selling arms to Nigeria, it was committed to
helping the country address the threat posed by
Boko Haram and other violent extremist
organisations.
The Press Attache, US Embassy, Abuja, Sean
McIntosh, in his response on why the US avoids
supporting Nigeria internal wars,
said his country had been working
and continued to work with Nigerian authorities
to provide assistance with humanitarian
programmes, intelligence and strategic
communications.
When asked to also explain the US policy that
states America’s non-committal posture to
Nigeria and to name other West African countries
affected by the policy, McIntosh said the US had
continued to advise the Federal Government to
adopt a comprehensive approach to violent
extremists.
He said such approach emphasises respect for
human rights including the freedom of religion,
prioritises civilian security, and responds to the
needs of victimised communities.
McIntosh listed the assistance rendered to
Nigeria by the US to include the provision of
$19m for the vulnerable and conflict-affected
households in Nigeria by the American
government in 2014.
He said, “More than $7m from the US Agency for
International Development’s Office of Foreign
Disaster Assistance supports health, water and
sanitation services; the delivery of emergency
relief supplies and protection activities for women
and children in north-eastern Nigeria.
“USAID/Food for Peace has provided nearly $7m
in emergency food assistance and the US
Department of State has provided more than
$5m to fund protection activities in affected
areas.
“In addition, the US government provided more
than $54m in humanitarian assistance in
Cameroon, Chad and Niger, targeting refugee
populations from neighbouring countries,
including Nigeria.”
The American embassy spokesman explained
that the USAID was also in the process of
starting two new programmes that would
address critical educational needs for both boys
and girls in northern Nigeria.
These, according to McIntosh, include a ‘crisis
response’ programme to be funded with about
$20m to $30m. He said the programme would
reach out with basic education to internally-
displaced persons and others affected by the
violence in the north-east, including Bauchi,
Gombe, and Adamawa states.
“The programmes also include a ‘flagship’ five-
year education programme that will strengthen
systems to provide greater access and learning
(increasing reading skills) for primary school
children, principally in Sokoto and Bauchi, and
other states of the North as conditions allow,”
he explained.

McIntosh stated that two additional large USAID
projects focused on maternal and child health
and democracy and governance are
geographically co-located in Bauchi and Sokoto
states in an effort to maximise their
developmental impact. He added that expansion
into additional post-conflict states would be
considered as conditions and resources allow.

Source: PUNCH



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GSK Announces Success On Ebola Trial Vaccine


GlaxoSmithKline has announced an initial
success on phase 1 trial of an Ebola vaccine.
The first results from the trial published on
Thursday in the New England Journal of

Medicine showed that a GSK and National
Institute of Health Ebola candidate vaccine was
well-tolerated and produced an immunological
response in each of the 20 healthy adult
volunteers in the United States who received it.
In a statement released on Thursday by the
pharmaceutical company, the vaccine used in the
trial conducted by the NIH was co-developed by
the institute’s National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases and Okairos, a biotechnology
company acquired by GSK in 2013.
The statement read in part, “It uses a type of
chimpanzee cold virus, known as chimpanzee
adenovirus type 3 (ChAd3), as a carrier to deliver
genetic material from two strains of the Ebola
virus – the Sudan strain and the Zaire strain,
which is responsible for the current Ebola
outbreak in West Africa.
“GSK has been working with the NIH to
accelerate development of both this bivalent
version of the candidate vaccine and a
monovalent version targeting only the Zaire
strain in response to the current Ebola epidemic.”
Commenting on the results, Chairman of Global
Vaccines at GSK, Dr. Moncef Slaoui, said, “We
are very encouraged by these positive first trial
results showing this type of vaccine has an
acceptable safety profile and can produce an
immune response against Ebola in humans.
Working with partners including the NIH, we’re
doing all we can to advance development of a
candidate vaccine in response to the Ebola crisis
in West Africa.
“It’s important to remember that these data are
the first piece in the jigsaw and we’re continuing
to gather other important information. Over the
coming weeks, we will see results from further
phase 1 trials which will tell us more about the
profile of the monovalent vaccine; most
significantly results from a trial in Mali which is
assessing its safety and immune response in
West African populations.
“If the combined data from these trials are
positive, the next phases of the clinical trial
programme will begin in early 2015 to see
whether the immune response we are seeing in
phase 1 actually translates into providing people
in affected countries with meaningful protection
against Ebola.”
Slaoui added that the phase 3 trials would
involve the vaccination of thousands of
volunteers, including frontline health-care
workers in affected countries, including Liberia
and Sierra Leone, and possibly Guinea.
“If the candidate vaccine is able to protect these
healthcare workers as we hope it will, it could
significantly contribute to efforts to bring this
epidemic under control,” he noted.

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Saturday, 29 November 2014

Mikel Obi And His Girlfriend Kiss Passionately - See Photo


Nigerian girls just siddon dey look...lol.


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63 Senators Back-Plan To Impeach President Jonathan?


Punch is reporting that 63 senators as of
yesterday Thursday November 27th have signed
up to the plan to impeach President Goodluck

Jonathan in the upper legislative chamber.
They reported that one of the arrowheads of the
move to remove Jonathan in the Senate showed
one of their correspondents the list containing the
signatures of the senators. A source told the
paper that 8 PDP senators were among the
signatories to the planned impeachment notice.
There are 109 members in the Senate.

From Punch
An All Progressives Congress senator from the
North-West zone, who asked not to be named,
told our correspondent that the lawmakers
major grouse was the President's handling of
the economy and political affairs of the country.
The senator cited poor implementation of the
national budget since 2011, alleged high level of
corruption and gross disregard of the
legislature at both the federal and state levels as
topping the list of lawmakers anger against
Jonathan.
Asked whether he realised that the process of
impeachment could be tedious and cumbersome,
the senator said, We know and we are
prepared to show the President that we have
responsibility to the people and the nation in
general.
We are prepared to lay the impeachment notice
anytime from next week. Meetings are already
being held.
Senator Ibrahim Musa (APC Niger North)
confirmed that there were moves by some
members of the Senate to initiate impeachment
proceedings against the President but failed to
give details.
I think there is something like that but I don't
have the details, it is still coming as a rumour,
Musa said.

Read the rest on Punch

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American Wife To Get $530Million In Britain's Biggest Divorce Payout


A judge in a London High Court ruled that the
American wife of a British Tycoon be given $530m
in a divorce payout. This is considered to be the
biggest divorce settlement so far in British history.

The estranged wife of finance tycoon Christopher
Hohn will receive an equivalent of N96 billion.
The judge awarded Jamie Cooper-Hohn $493
million in cash and the rest in the form of a
property in Connecticut and adjustments to her
share of a pension.
A full judgment will be published in December, but
the figures were cited during a court hearing
yesterday November 27.
She was initially seeking half of her ex-husband's
assets, but he said she was entitled to just a
quarter on the grounds that his talents as an
investor constituted a special contribution to their
wealth. He also referred to himself as an
"unbelievable moneymaker.
In awarding Ms. Cooper-Hohn less than half of
the couple's $1.3 billion fortune, the case could
set a legal precedent in the U.K, which has
developed a wide reputation as a capital for
divorce disputes between ultra-rich couples.
Mr. Hohn and Ms. Cooper-Hohn met while
studying at Harvard University, and have been
married for 17 years. They have four children.
The couple have been described as UK's most
generous philanthropists and have both said they
lead relatively modest lives, given their wealth.

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TOUCHING: Heart-Broken Dog Refuses To Leave Hospital Where The Owner Died 2 Years Ago [PHOTO]


Here is a very loyal female dog named Masha,
which has reportedly waited for almost two years
for her elderly owner who died sometime ago in

the hospital in Novosibirsk in Russia.
Metro UK reports on Wednesday, November 26,
2014, the cross breed dog appears at the
reception of the hospital in Siberia each morning
like clockwork. One nurse in the hospital said,
“She is waiting for him, for her owner.” The
source revealed that when her owner was still
alive, Masha was his only visitor.
She used to run back home each evening to
stand guard over her
owner’s belongings before resuming her vigil the
next morning at the hospital. Meanwhile, the
hospital staff in whose care the dog has been are
seriously looking for a new home for the “heart-
broken canine.”
One of the doctors at the hospital, Dr Vladimir
Bespalov said, ‘You see her eyes, how sad they
are
– it’s not the usual shiny eyes for when a dog is
happy. You can see this in animals in the same
way
as with people,’ ‘We are still hoping that Masha
will be able to find
another owner. One day, and we very much want
this day to come soon, our Masha will trust
somebody.’

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10-Year-Old Boy Thrown Into River By Aunt Over Witchcraft [PHOTO]


A 10-year-old boy, Usen Okon, who was thrown
into the Imo River in the Ikot Abasi area of Akwa
Ibom State, over witchcraft accusation, has

survived the ordeal.
The Senior Project Manager of the Humanist
Association for Peace and Social Tolerance
Advancement, Mr.Ayobami Ojedokun, told Punch
in Uyo on Tuesday that Okon was under the care
of his paternal aunt, identified simply as Ekaeyen,
at Etebi community in the Esit Eket Local
Government Area of the state as his parents had
died.
He said a few days ago, Okon was aroused from
sleep by Ekaeyen who took him to her husband
and asked him to confess to being a wizard.
He added that when Okon denied the witchcraft
accusation, his aunt threatened to throw him into
a river.
Ojedokun said Ekaeyen, true to her words, on
November 16, took Okon to the Imo River and
threw him into the water with the hope that he
would drown.
“She actually threw Okon into Imo River thinking
that the boy would drown. The boy came out of
the water alive and went to their home, only to
be told that her auntie had relocated,” Ojedokun
said.
The acting Police Public Relations Officer, Akwa
Ibom State Police Command, Mr. Iboro Victor,
said he was not aware of the incident.
“The incident is not to my knowledge right now,”
he said.

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Female Singer Goes n-*de To Promote Her New Song [PHOTO]


We’ve predicted this severally that some ladies
will soon start coming out without any clothe to
make a point and this beautiful lady, who is a

fast growing musician has just done it and her n-
*de photo is causing a lot of ripples.

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Mother Killed By Her 3-Year-Old Son At Their Home In Oklahoma


Crista Engles 26 year old Crista Engles was
accidentally shot dead by her 3 year old son at
their home as she was attending to her 1 year old

daughter.

According NBC News.
The little boy shot and killed his mother after
finding a loaded semi-automatic handgun in their
home in Tulsa, Oklahoma yesterday November
25th.
The woman’s mother who also lives in the house,
but wasn’t present when the horrible accident
occurred, came home and found the 3 year old
and 1 year old covered in blood and crying, this is
according to Tulsa police. She found her daughter
unresponsive beside her children and thought
she’d been killed by an intruder. She immediately
called the police.
Police found out that the boy had found the gun
under a sofa in the living room and had
accidentally fired it. Unfortunately his mum was
in the line of fire. Police said when they visited
the home, they found a lot of guns there. The
woman’s husband wasn’t home when the
incident occurred.

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Mercy Aigbe’s Husband Gets The Beating Of His Life For Trying To Dupe His Business Partner


I know some of you can recall that he was
accused of duping a business partner some
time ago. Well, the husband of Nollywood

actress, Mercy Aigbe, Lanre Gentry reportedly
got the beating of his life few days ago.
A very reliable source reports that the
husband of Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe,
Lanre Gentry, had a rough time with one of
his business partners who gave him the
beating of his life at his Ikeja based hotel, in
what is seen as business gone sour.
According to our source, the guy who flogged
Gentry to a pulp is a Special Assistant to
Ondo State Governor, Segun Mimiko, named
Bashorun Akinloye Akinboni.

See the source reports it: –

The cause of the fight had to do with
Gentry’s attempt to play a fast one on the
guy who had paid for a house owned by the
actress’ husband, only for him to turn around
and rent the same place to Yoruba gospel
artiste, Atorise.
When Bashorun Akinboni went to the hotel to
enquire about the arrangement, he
coincidentally met Atorise there and an
argument ensued.
Bashorun Akinboni lost his temper and
pounced on Larry Gentry, allegedly beating
him to a Pulp.
When the beating got too much and blood
was gushing from all his body, Atorise took
to his heels, leaving the venue in one piece.
At the end of the day, Gentry ended up with
lots of bruises and was taken to a hospital
where he had bandages wound all over him.
Another insider said: – “Lanre is in the habit
of duping people and had no right to take his
money and give someone else the house. He
has been doing this to several people and
needs to be stopped.”

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Young man falls off speeding train in Lagos this morning - PHOTO


The young man was said to be hanging from
a speeding train when he fell off. He broke
his left leg and his head was also bleeding.

Hope someone took him to the hospital.

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15 TASUED Graduates Get Automatic Employment In Ogun


Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun
has offered automatic employment to 15
graduates of the Tai Solarin University of

Education (TASUED), Ijagun.
Amosun made this known at the combined Third,
Fourth and Fifth Convocation Ceremonies of the
institution. Over 10, 000 students graduated at
the ceremony on Friday.
The 2012/2013 Best Overall Graduating Student,
Mr. Adeniji K Kayode and 14 others who excelled
with First Class honours.
Amosun said TASUED has proven to be a great
citadel over its few years of existence.
“It is gratifying to note that in less than 10 years
of being a full-fledged university, Tai Solarin
University of Education has become one of
Nigeria’s best universities, consistently among
universities at the top of the Nigerian university
League.
“Also, it has continued to be a pace setter and
trail blazer in the provision of qualified teaching
corps. This Institution has not disappointed in its
mandate of producing successful graduates that
have carved a niche for themselves in their
different endeavours and continued to contribute
their quota to the socio- economic development
of our great nation,” the governor said.
He advised the graduates not to depend only on
their certificates, but rather develop their intellect
and horizon as well as equip themselves with the
knowledge and skills to appropriate abundant
opportunities that abound in the nation.
He restated the commitment of his administration
to making education more affordable.
“our administration reduced school fees in all the
ten state-owned higher institutions of learning by
as high as 60 percent in some cases. The goal of
this policy is to make education more affordable
to more people and create a relief for all parents,”
he said.

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JAMB Approves 30 CBT Centres In Lagos For 2015 UTME


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation
Board (JAMB) said it had approved 30
computer-based centres for the 2015 Unified
Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in

Lagos State.
Lagos Coordinator of the Board, Dr Beatrice
Okorie said that the development was a great
improvement over the previous years when
there were only five centres.
She disclosed this when asked about the
board’s level of preparedness ahead of next
year’s matriculation examination slated for
March 4, 2015.
The board, had during the 2014 examination
which comprised the Paper Pencil, Computer
Based and the Dual Based modes, declared
that it was migrating fully to an all computer
based test, reports the News Agency of
Nigeria. Now, the coordinator said that about
30 fully equipped centres had been approved
for the conduct of the examination.
“Preparations are in top gear for next year’s
matriculation examination. Everything is
going as planned.
“We have been visiting various centres
around the state to inspect what are on
ground.
“So far, we are satisfied with about 30
centres that have been able to meet our
requirements as they will ensure the smooth
take off of the conduct of the examination.
“We will also like to say that more centres
are still going to be approved and a case
where there is an outright absence of the
backups or the capacity for the existing ones
are below expectation, we will advise for an
immediate installation or a replacement.
Okorie said that there was no going back
from the full migration to the Computer
Based Test (CBT) mode.

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I put off having a baby for six years because of my career- Lara George


Since going solo after her musical group, KUSH,
broke up, Lara George has proved her mettle as
a talented singer. With many hits to her credit,
she has become a diva sought after both at home

and abroad.
But things have not always been rosy for the
easy-going, ever-smiling mother of two who
stormed Vanguard’s corporate office on Monday,
accompanied by her husband, Gbenga.
In a riveting chat session, she told her story; took
us through her journey and what she had to go
through as a gospel artiste to have her name
stamped on the music landscape of the country:

What really inspired the song Dansaki?

The song came at a moment in my life when I
was pregnant with my second baby. I was also
working on my second album. I was just thankful
to God. One day I put pen to paper and said “I
am acknowledging you for who you are in my life”
and the words just kept coming. I wrote half of
the song and I left it.
When I started to record, the other half of the
song came. It was one of those songs you never
thought would turn out to be a hit. I was just
trying to express myself to God .So it’s just such
a beautiful thing that people would pick from the
album and love it.

What were you thankful for at that point in time?

I was pregnant. It wasn’t that I had any issues
getting pregnant but you know the life of a
woman, time and chance just come to make it
come together. We had put off having a baby for
about six years. Each year came and I wasn’t
ready.
So for everything to be smooth when I wanted to
have the baby, I was grateful for that. I was
grateful for family. I looked around me and found
that there was nobody missing. Everybody was
intact .I could call on family and friends around
me.
I looked at my work and I was grateful.
Sometimes, I just get on the internet and
somebody sends me a message from Malaysia
thanking me, for a song that I did that
ministered to them. Someone saying their
marriage is still together just because I wrote a
song. I thought about all these things and I was
thankful.

You said you put off having a child for six years
and your husband allowed that?

Absolutely, for me and my career making babies
has to be something I would be ready for. We
(my husband and I) couldn’t deny the fact it
would have an effect on my career, no matter
how you wanted to look at it. My husband knew
the effect the first child had on me so we decided
to space it. Just when he was getting impatient,
God made it happen.

Why did you opt for Gospel music?
 I have always
loved to call my style of music inspirational.
When I started out with Kush, that was the plan
and the vision. I believe music is a responsibility.
I have always said so and I just grew up believing
that. I think that music is something that can
influence generations.
I can’t imagine myself singing songs that will
engender negativity in any form. I have children
and I want them to listen to songs that will spur
them to greater things, not songs that will
encourage them to do wrong.

What is the difference between gospel music and
inspirational music?

I gave you a background of the group I was
coming from, which was Kush. Kush was
inspirational . Kush was the only group in Nigeria
that was described as inspirational. So, that
definition of inspirational music literally came
from there.
It was a vision we had as a team, and it was a
vision each of us had. You will hear it in Ty
Bello’s songs and in my songs as well. We had
songs that were hard core gospel, songs that
were directed to God and also songs about values
that were off God. For me, those are the songs
that I describe as being inspirational, as opposed
to being just hardcore gospel.

What is your opinion about the Afro hip-hop
music that seems to be the rave of the moment
now?


Honestly, I feel Nigerian music is beautiful in
terms of the sound. Unfortunately, much of it
seems to be lacking in depth and in content. We
are the ones who push the mundane kind of
music; we are also the ones who complain that
this is what fills the airwaves. This happens
because this is what we promote.
When you go to a radio station for an example,
they would tell you, “Sorry, we cannot play your
song because you are gospel”. They would tell
you that even on Sundays they have one hour for
all the gospel songs. There’s high level
marginalization in music too. Meanwhile, it costs
a gospel artiste the same amount of money that
it costs your highest paid secular artiste to
produce a song and to shoot a video.
It is not cheaper for me because I am a gospel
artiste; as a matter of fact they will charge me
more because they believe you are Lara George.
They believe one has made so much money
stacked somewhere.
We cannot deny the fact that you will have a lot
of people not doing gospel music because nobody
wants to put their money on it. Nobody wants to
open up the media to gospel music. A lot of
people are running from promoting gospel music
because they will tell them “Sorry we don’t do
religion”. That is the reality. That is what is going
on.
It’s the reason why we have a lot of young
people starting off who don’t want to have
anything to do with inspirational music.

Do you do as many shows as mainstream hip-
hop artistes do? How do you survive as a gospel
artiste?

I have had a lot of support from my husband over
the years. When I started my solo career I was
literally robbing Peter to pay Paul and the music
was not paying for itself. I got to a point where I
had to start saying no to everybody who
approached me for free events because people
always expect that once you are gospel, you
should do free events. Churches will call you for
free events or give you next to nothing .
The radio stations will call you for free shows,
even people who organize non- church events will
call you for free shows when they have charity
events. They expect you to do the charity event
for free, though they are the ones who have put
up the charity event.
I had to start putting my foot down. I started
charging for what I did. I made a lot of enemies in
the process because a lot of people started
saying: “Now she is acting like a diva”. The truth
is that the music needed to pay for itself, which is
what I am doing now; trying to make sure that
the music actually funds itself.

We are gradually getting to the point where some
gospel musicians are going mainstream .Do you
think its as a result of the content of their music
or the more promotion they get?

When you are looking for music that has true
content and true value you will find it in gospel.
Promotion has always been a problem.
Even when you have the funds to promote the
song, there is a glass ceiling that is placed on top
of those who are labeled inspirational. For
example, I released a song recently titled Love
Nwantintin which is a love song. I released it
to celebrate my 10th year wedding anniversary
and I took that to a very popular TV station.
They said to me: “We are going to play it only on
Sundays and I asked them, why only on
Sundays? I was told it’s because its gospel”. I
told them it’s a love song and asked them if they
listened to it. There is an assumption that
because one is mostly known for gospel songs,
all you do are gospel songs.
There are those in the industry who have always
supported good music. It’s because of people
like you that people like me have been able to
stay relevant. There is no denying that when
those people help to promote good music, then it
gets heard and then there is a platform for other
people to actually appreciate what is being done.

From idols West Africa to the present, what have
you learnt from that experience which has helped
your career so far?


I love stage; it is the crowning point of a music
performance. I was told years back that I could
not do music in a certain way, that I could only
do music that is quiet. I believed that for many
years.
So for many years, I didn’t try to do anything
different. It’s been an experience and I am still
learning even now. Every time that I attend a
concert and I watch other people, I try to take
something away and I hope that when I get on
stage next time that I will be a better artiste as
a result of what I have learnt.

What is an inspirational singer doing with a love
song?

Inspirational music is a melody that talks about
any topic, but sees it from the God perspective.
When Lara George chooses to sing about love,
she isn’t singing about it from the perspective of
cynicism , I am singing about it from God’s
perspective that says ‘ One man one wife’ and
hanging in there when you are married.
My husband and I celebrated ten years of
marriage, I wanted to sing a different kind of love
song that is unlike all of the cynicism that you
have out there.

What is responsible for your staying power?

To be honest, I don’t know. There have been
times when I wanted to throw in the towel and I
am saying that it happens all the time. Some
days back, somebody said to me: “Lara, your
songs are not popular, so we cannot have you on
our show”.
We get that kind of disrespect. I can’t imagine
them having the guts to talk to a secular artiste
that way. As a result of the fact that you are a
gospel artiste, they feel that it’s okay to talk to
you that way. They are trying to negotiate and
they believe that it’s a good negotiation tactic.
When you come across attitudes like that, it
makes you want to throw in the towel. It’s such a
big deal that the publisher of Vanguard likes my
song even when I haven’t met him. It’s an
affirmation that one is doing something laudable
when some people want to talk you down.
Every day, I just say to God that if you want to
keep the work going, you literally have to make a
way and he has made a way constantly. Every
time that I had wanted to walk away from the
music, some doors would open. God keeps me
going.

How is your music doing outside of the country?

It’s doing really well. I had a concert in San
Francisco and was amazed how many people
who knew my song. Before then, we had done
shows in Maryland, Houston and Los Angeles.
The one that was most memorable was the song
I did in Cotonou with over 10,000 French-
speaking people singing my song.
When they invited me, I was worried about what
to say to the people. Immediately I started the
first song, they joined me in singing it word for
word. They had done the remix of Kolebaje in
French. Everybody knows the song there; even the
remix isn’t as popular as the original version. The
reception from outside of the country has just
been amazing.

Source: Vanguard



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I’ll ride on Olamide’s success to be famous again –Lord of Ajasa


Once upon a time, Lord of Ajasa was one of the
wave-making artistes in Nigeria with hits like Esa
Lobade.
But that was long time ago. These days, nothing

much has been heard about the talented singer.
Granted he has new singles which featured
Olamide and Kinihun, the songs didn’t bring him
back to the level he was before.
In a chat with Saturday Beats recently, the rap
artiste said he wants to use Olamide to get back
to the top same way Olamide used him years
ago when he was unknown.
“It is normal because anybody can use anybody
to climb to the top. When Olamide started his
music career, he used me because I featured in
one of his song and nobody knew him then. I
was very popular then but I humbled myself and
I helped him. That is the kind of person that I
am. I feel that he is the one reigning in town
now and people like him, so if I feature him on
my album, it would be a good marketing
strategy. I can use him to move up and be
famous again,” he said.
The dark-skinned artiste debunked rumours that
he has any misunderstanding with Olamide,
claiming that he is happy that he is successful.
He said, “There is no ‘beef’ between me and
Olamide. It is rumour mongers that create such
news but the truth of the matter is that we don’t
have any issue. In fact, we will soon shoot a
video for the song we did together. We should
have done it a while back but he has been busy
performing at various shows within and outside
the country. Why would I ‘beef’ him? It is his
time and everybody has their own time. He did
not do anything to me, so I cannot ‘beef’ him.
Instead, I am celebrating him as he has become
successful.”

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Lagos Doctors Kick Against Non-Payment Of Salary

Doctors under the aegis of the Medical Guild
staged a protest at the Lagos State University
Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, over the non-payment
of their August and September salaries.
The doctors, who were seen carrying placards

around LASUTH on Friday are also protesting
non-employment of resident doctors by the

hospitals’ management, casualisation and
victimisation of doctors.
The Chairman of the guild, Dr. Biyi Kufo,
appealed to the state government to accede to
the demands of the doctors in order to prevent
another round of strike in the state.
He said, “We want the government to pay those
withheld salaries of August and September 2014,
to stop employing doctors as casual workers,
which they have been doing since 2012.
“These doctors on contract employment have no
career path, they can be dismissed at the
slightest notice and we want them to resume
training of specialists at LASUTH.
“They are no longer employing doctors for
specialist training and given a few years, there
will no longer be specialists to render services to
Lagosians.
“The government continues to victimise doctors
and we want them to stop, “ he added.
The chairman noted that the protest was held to
bring to the notice of the public the various acts
of victimisation and intimidation against doctors
under the employ of the state government.
He said, “When we go on strike, the people who
suffer are the public and that is the reason we
are bringing this protest to the public space.
“We did this in the hope that, perhaps this time,
things will change, “he added.
The Vice Chairman of the guild, Dr. Oseni Saliu,
also said that doctors would continue to fight for
their rights and urged the public to appeal to the
government in order to avoid further crisis.
He said, “We are ready to render services to our
people and we are not ready for anybody to
subjugate us and we will always fight for our
rights.
“If the government continues to push us and if
there is need for action, we will take the action.”
The President, Association of Resident Doctors,
LASUTH chapter, Dr. Abdusalam Moruf, said that
there had been no residency training programme
at the hospital since 2011.
He said, “ LASUTH has been turned into a
general hospital because residents are not being
employed and as such no one is graduating to
become consultants.
“There are very few specialists to attend to
cases such as hypertension, diabetes, stroke and
some complex surgeries because teaching
hospitals are not training enough. Such cases
will have to be treated outside the country.”
The president urged the government to employ
more resident doctors to address the imminent
shortage of experts.
All attempt to speak with the Chief Medical
Director of LASUTH, Prof. Wale Oke, proved
abortive as our correspondent was told he was
on his annual leave.

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INEC says Fashola, others must re- register (PVC)


The Independent National Electoral Commission
on Friday failed to distribute Permanent Voter
Cards at the Ward G3, State Junior Secondary

School, the polling unit where the State
Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, and his wife,
Abimbola, registered.
It was learnt that some INEC ad-hoc staff had
earlier pasted a notice to notify voters who had
registered in the two wards on Itolo Street that
they had no PVC.
The commission said the voters would have to
register afresh at a later date.
The notice pasted at the entrance of the school
read, “We regret to inform you that those who
registered in this polling unit do not have
Permanent Voter Cards. Please come back
between 3rd and 8th of December 2014 for fresh
registration.”
Lagos State Resident Electoral Commissioner,
Dr. Adekunle Ogunmola, attributed the
development to loss of data arising from the
crash of their computing system.
“Yes, some of the data captured during the
registration in 2010 crashed. This was the
reason we lost about 1.4 million data for voters.
We are embarking on fresh registration for them
and others who were unable to register in the
2010 registration.”
Fashola had yet to react to the development.

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US raids have failed to weaken ISIL -Syria


The Syrian government has criticised US-led air
strikes in Syria for failing to weaken the Islamic
State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), as Damascus
called on Turkey to do more to stop the armed
group.
Syria’s foreign minister said in a interview on

Friday that he was willing to work with
any country to tackle ISIL but that unless Turkey
tightened its border controls, the group would
not be stopped.
“All the indications say that [ISIL] today, after
two months of coalition air strikes, is not
weaker,” Walid Muallem said in an interview with
Al Mayadeen TV.
“If the Security Council and Washington do not
force Turkey to control its borders then all of this
action will not eliminate [ISIL].”
Turkey, which has a porous 900km border with
Syria, has strongly denied accusations it allows
fighters cross into Syria to joing the war against
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Thousands of foreign fighters are believed to
have joined ISIL in its self-proclaimed caliphate,
after it seized large areas of eastern Syria and
western Iraq.
US-led coalition jets have carried out hundreds
of strikes against ISIL positions in Syria since
September, mainly near the besieged town of
Kobane, as it aims to roll back gains by the
group.
The Syrian civil war, which began three and a
half years ago as an uprising against Assad’s
regime has killed an estimated 200,000 people,
with the UN and rights groups repeatedly urging
Damascus to refrain from targeting civilian
areas.

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Fayose blasts Obasanjo for criticising Jonathan


The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, flayed
former President Olusegun Obasanjo for allegedly
criticising Jonathan’s administration on
corruption and insecurity.
Fayose, who spoke at a summit in Ife, said that

Obasanjo had no moral justification to criticise
Jonathan’s administration because the former
President’s government was far more corrupt
than the one he criticised.
The attack from Fayose came just as notable
leaders of the Yoruba race present at the summit
endorsed Jonathan for a second term in office.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, led
notable traditional rulers from many Yoruba
towns majority of who are from Ekiti State to the
summit.
The matriarch of Awolowo family, Chief H.I.D
Awolowo, was represented at the summit by her
daughter, Mrs. Tola Oyediran. Fayose, who
spoke after all the Yoruba leaders had spoken,
stated that he would not toe the line of Yoruba
leaders who spoke before him.
He said, “I will differ a bit, we need to hit the nail
on the head. We are dealing with monsters and
we need to treat them as monsters. My name is
Ayodele Fayose, the Oshokomole, ‘irunmole to n
je jollof rice’.”
Apparently asking Jonathan not to lobby
Obasanjo for support, Fayose said, “Even if you
give your blood, your being, your strength and
your life to Obasanjo, he would not support you.
“We know him more than you know him. He will
not want a man with independent mind.
“Mr. President, you have refused to toe the path
of unconstitutionality. You have refused to level
Borno and other states like he levelled Odi in
Bayelsa State.
“You are taking your time to respect human
rights by not committing crime against
humanity, he won’t like that.
“Your Excellency, the more you try to curry
Obasanjo’s favour, the more he would continue
to disparage you. If you continue to curry his
favour, we are not going to curry him. He
doesn’t like people that give him respect.
“Your Excellency, your second term has been
concluded in heaven. Fear not! Obasanjo
accused government of the day of corruption, but
what happened to the N50m he shared to each
senator and House of Representatives member
during his third term agenda that failed?
“What do you call the donations to Obasanjo
Library? That is corruption. Go and check the
code of conduct, the form filled by Obasanjo. We
knew when he came out of the prison; we knew
his situation,

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Friday, 28 November 2014

Flying Black Horse Seen In The Sky In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia [PHOTOS + VIDEO]


Has anyone seen the flying black
horse in Saudi Arabia? Is this a hoax or for real?
According to what we’ve gathered on

9janewsarena.com ; this has been trending online, A
black horse was filmed flying in Jeddah, Saudi
Arabia. Watch the video below:




Tell us what you think happened here.

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Photos: OAU students protest over President Jonathan's visit


Students of the Obafemi Awolowo University,
OAU, are currently staging a peaceful protest on
their campus. The students say they are angry

that all activities at their school have been
suspended due to President Jonathan's visit.
They also say they are protesting the failure of
the educational system under the GEJ
administration. See more photos after the cut...


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Pics: One dead from today's fight between Okada men & thugs in Lekki


Apparently the fight between Okadamen, bus
drivers and thugs today in the Lekki Phase 1
area of Lagos was more serious than we
thought. Machetes were used and someone died.

A young man was struck in the back of the head
with a Machette and was taken to the nearest
place they could find, a lab, not a hospital. The
lab called for an ambulance to take the injured
man to a hospital and for 3 hours, no ambulance
showed up. The guy eventually died possibly
from loss of blood. Above is a pic of his body as
it was being transported in a police van via
Lekki-Ikoyi bridge.

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Footballer legend Pele recovering in hospital after kidney treatment


The doctors at the Brazilian hospital where
Brazilian football legend Pele is being treated for
kidney disease say his condition is improving.

According to local media reports, the 74 year old
has been in intensive care unit since Monday
Nov. 24th because of a urinary infection he got
after having surgery to remove kidney stones on
November 13th. Doctors expect him to make a
full recovery as he's currently breathing normally
without any support.

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Housewife Dumps Day-Old Baby Into Toilet In Anambra State


Residents in Okpoko of Ogbaru LGA of Anambra
State were shocked yesterday [Nov. 27] when
news broke that a housewife in the community,

names withheld, had dumped her newborn baby
into the toilet. She was said to have a protruded
stomach, a peculiar nature that made many
people in the area, not to be aware that she was
pregnant.
She decided to dump the newborn baby into the
toilet, to save her the agony of nursing a baby,
which, she said, could disturb her business.
According to Nigerian Tribune, when a member of
the family, her brother-in-law, wanted to use the
toilet, he discovered that water could not flush
the waste, as his faeces remained floating. Her
brother-in-law discovered to his surprise, that a
placenta had been dumped into the toilet, a
situation which made him to scream, attracting
other residents to the scene, who in utter disbelief
removed the lifeless baby from the toilet.
When the whole family met shortly after the
incident and summoned other family members,
some of them saw traces of blood stain on the
woman’s clothes, the wife of their elder brother,
but she refused to give details of the bizarre act,
and even denied knowledge of what happened.
She was thereafter taken to a maternity home
where it was confirmed that she had given birth
to a baby, but when the husband was contacted,
he said his wife was in police custody and
declined further comments.
Anambra command Police Public Relations Officer,
Mr Uche Eze, said they had not heard about the
matter, but said if it was true, they would receive
full details of the report from the DPO of Okpoko
Police Station.

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Ladies Goes t()p-less To Protest Because Of Water [PHOTO]


Too bad some people can’t control themselves..
Is this out to voice out?
This is why some describe the blacks as

Monkeys. Why rubbish womanhood all bcos you
want to protest?

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EXPOSED: Former US President, Bill Clinton ‘Caught Peeping Into Woman’s b()()bs’


Former US prez was snapped looking at stunning
brunette Ari’elle Avdali’s a’s’sets at Jerusalem’s
Mount Herzl National Cemetery.
Seemingly unaware that a selfie was being taken,

Clinton is seen looking downwards at Avdali’s
chest while she looks at the camera.
She shared the hilarious pic with the
caption:“Billy boy checking on my tatas.”
And of course that sent it instantly viral!

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“I Did A DNA Test And Was Told Two Of The Children Are Not Mine” – Femi Kuti Reveals


According to a DNA test recently carried out by
the father of 5 on his children, shows two of
them, Dupe and Tosin are not his. He revealed

this to Encomium few days ago in an interview,
regretting why a woman should give him what is
not is.
Here’s how Encomium puts it;
Out of his alleged five children: Made, Afolabi,
Dupe, Tosin and Ayomide, two of them, Dupe and
Tosin (a boy and a girl) have been discovered not
to be his biological children, according to a
recent DNA test. He confessed being disappointed
and pained that a woman can actually give
someone what does not belong to him.
“I did a DNA test and was told two of the children
are not mine. The first two (after Made), a boy
and a girl. It is very serious. I never knew
somebody could give you what is not yours. I’ve
three boys now. I can’t father children I was
tricked to believe I am their father,” he lamented.
Because of the betrayal, he returned the two
children, Dupe and Tosin, to their mothers.
Funke, his ex-wife, gave birth to his first child
and son, Made, who Femi treasures so much. And
Bisi Ajala gave birth to Ayomide and one other
child that the DNA test recently proved not to be
Femi’s. The third woman’s name was not
revealed.

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Explosion Rocks Kano Central Mosque


Reports we are monitoring indicate that an
Improvised Explosive Device, IED, has gone
off at the Central Mosque, Kano just as the

Muslim faithful were observing the Juma’at
prayers on Friday afternoon.
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi
II, who usually leads prayers at the Mosque,
was reportedly absent when the explosion
occurred.
Details of casualties are still sketchy as of
the time of publishing this report but many
people are feared dead.
No group has claimed responsibility yet for
the attack.
Details later…

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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Ebola: Have schools jettisoned preventive measures?


ABOUT two months after schools re-opened
behind schedule due to the Ebola Virus Disease,
EVD, it seems that the instituted regulations and

hygiene policies have been abandoned by staff,
students and management of some public and
private schools.
Recall that the EVD was brought into Nigeria in
August with the arrival of the late American-
Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, and it killed over eight
people. This resulted in the shift in the
resumption of schools by the Minister of
Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, who
charged all state Ministries of Education to
immediately organise and ensure that, at least,
two staff in all public and private schools are
trained on how to handle any suspected case of
Ebola and also embark on immediate
sensitization of all teaching and non-teaching
staff in all schools on preventive measures.
Also, as a result of pressure from the state
chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT,
the Lagos State governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola
further postponed the resumption date to October
13 to enable it adequately distribute EVD
preventive kits to all public schools in the state.
But despite these, most schools have relaxed on
enforcing or have completely jettisoned the
preventive measures as directed by the Minister
of Health so as to prevent further contact and
spread of the virus, giving rise to the question:
should hand washing be just to prevent further
contracting and spread of EVD or should it be
part of our daily hygiene?
A visit to some schools in Lagos revealed that
while there were still different degrees of
compliance by different schools, some have
totally abandoned these preventive measures.
For Amarachi Francis, a student of Promiseland
College, Weighbridge, Ikorodu Road, “we don’t
wash our hands any more neither do we have our
temperatures checked in my school because
Nigeria is free of Ebola so there is no need for us
to continue to practice such, especially as they
are time-consuming.”
Likewise, a student of Jestoban College, Ketu,
Adeola Dairo, students are at will to decide
whether to comply or not as there are no strict
enforcement of these preventive measures.
She said: “Initially, we used to have our
temperatures checked, wash our hands and use
the sanitizers before entering the school and even
before we enter the school bus. But now, nobody
enforces that anymore, so we decided to skip
those checks and would not be penalised.”
Giving reasons why they have relaxed on
enforceing the measures, the Head Nurse, Rybeka
Model College, Olodi-Apapa, Joy Ogechi, said:
“We have been checking their temperatures but it
is really time-consuming, especially as they are
having their continuous assessment tests, we
hardly check them now. The bucket and soap are
still there and the children use them.
“Though the country has been declared Ebola free
for over a month, we have continued the hand-
washing and temperature checking, at least, till
the end of the year. This will give us more time to
instil the hand- washing habit in the students so
they will grow with it.”
Though a student from DeLight International
School, Olodi Apapa, said her temperature has not
been checked for a while though she still washes
her hands, the Principal, Mrs. Rita Ofoegbu,
however, said the reason why they didn’t check
their temperatures was because it was on a
Friday, which is a half day for schools.
“But we have been checking their temperatures
because we have had reasons to send back
children who are not feeling well as some parents
are in the habit of dumping their sick children on
us. The digital thermometer has made it easier
and saves us a lot of trouble because even if it is
not Ebola, we send any sick child back”, Ofoegbu
said.

Pointing out that his students have already
imbibed hand-washing habit, the Head Teacher,
Umbrella Schools, Lagos, Mr. Ben Teah, said: “We
still check their temperatures, and will continue
doing so till the end of the session as directed by
the proprietress. The children are already used to
hand-washing so we can’t take that away. They
wash their hands when they come in the morning
or after using the convenience. If the water is
finished they go to the person in charge to fill it
up for them. It has become a habit, which is not
a bad one to imbibe.”
Public schools are not left out as a visit around
town showed that a good number of them are
guilty of failing to comply with the preventive
directives.
Defending their failure to completely comply
despite insisting that teachers would not resume
till the necessary EVD preventive kits have been
supplied to all public schools in the state, the
Chairperson, Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT,
Lagos State Chapter, Comrade Segun Raheem,
said most schools don’t have access to water to
for their students to wash their hands. According
to Raheem, “it is true we insisted that these
preventive measures be provided and at the right
quantity, and have held several meetings since
resumption to ensure full implementation by all
because we insist that these hygienic steps be
part of our lives and not just to prevent EVD.
“For schools that have abandoned these
measures, especially hand-washing, it is as a
result of lack of access to water due to no public
power supply to power their generators (if they
have any) or have run out of funds to buy water.
But despite these, I’m assuring you that the
implementation committee would look into this.”
Despite the various reasons given by these
schools, a community health specialist, Dr.
Ifeoluwa Sulaimon, insists that regular and proper
hand-washing habit go a long way in preventing
us from being sick and from spreading germs to
others around us.
“For example, you sneeze or cough into your
hands or even touch fecal matter after using the
toilet/handling a pet and use same hands to
scratch your eyes, pick your nose, bite your nails
and touch others by shaking/hugging them or
using same hands to handle food materials which
become contaminated and consumed by you and
other persons. The chain of events could be
unending.

Introduction of bacteria

“Our hands are the most exposed parts of our
bodies to germs and the aforementioned body
parts are lined by very thin mucous membranes
through which germs could easily gain entry into
the body system thereby leading to the
introduction of bacteria into the body and then
the individual becomes sick!
“This concept is the reason why emphasis was
placed on regular hand washing in order to
ameliorate the scourge of the dreaded EVD as the
chain of events resulting from germ transmission
from person to person can only be interrupted by
regular washing of hands.
“This would reduce the load of germs transmitted
thereby reducing the chances of you and others
falling sick. Therefore, take responsibility by
washing your hands regularly after coming in
contact with diverse surfaces.”

SOURCE: Vanguard


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Obasanjo blasts Jonathan again


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo
CORRUPTION as a recurring factor in Nigeria
again came under focus on Wednesday with
former President Olusegun Obasanjo rapping the

President Goodluck Jonathan administration and
the National Assembly for promoting corruption
and poor governance.
“For quite some time, the covered and hushed-
up corruption has had its toll on the economy,”
Obasanjo said.
He said the increasing corruption under Jonathan
had damaged the economy, warning that “in the
future, we will have a budget that cannot be
funded.”
“We may have to borrow to pay salaries and
allowances. Revenue allocation to states and
local governments has already drastically
reduced. Capital projects at all levels may have
to be drastically cut or stopped,” he added.
The ex-President spoke in Abuja at the
presentation of books by a former Chairman of
the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other
Related Offences Commission, retired Justice
Mustapha Akanbi. Obasanjo was the chairman of
the occasion.
He said, “Nigeria cannot continue to indulge in
disdain of truth, elevation of corruption and
incompetence, reinforcement of failure,
condonation of heinous crimes and celebration of
mediocrity, tribal bigotry, fomenting violence and
anti-democratic practices in states and National
Assembly.
“Corruption in the National Assembly also
includes what they call constituency projects,
which they give to their agents to execute, but
invariably, full payment is made with little or no
job done.
“In all these, if the executive is absolutely above
board, the offending members of the National
Assembly resort to subtle or open threat,
intimidation and blackmail of the executive.”
On the escalating insurgency by the violent
Islamic sect, Boko Haram, Obasanjo said
Jonathan’s delayed understanding of the menace
posed by the group caused the worsening
insecurity in the country.
He said, “Boko Haram is not simply a menace
based on religion or one directed to frustrate
anybody’s political ambition. It is essentially a
socio-economic problem that is tainted with
religion. It is a gargantuan danger to the nation
and to all Nigerians.
“Initially, President Jonathan’s understanding of
Boko Haram phenomenon suffered from wrong
reading and wrong imputation. That is what led
us to where we are today.
“It took even the President more than three years
to appreciate and understand that it is a terrible
mix of poor education or lack of education;
misinterpretation of what Islam and the Quran
teach and stand for, poverty, unemployment,
injustice, drug, gun trafficking, human trafficking,
fallout from Libya, revenge, frustration, struggle
against inequality, imitation of international
terrorism leading to training and part of the
absorption by international terrorist groups and
general poor governance, including corruption. I
have always maintained that the solution to
Boko Haram or any organisation like it lies in the
application of carrot and stick approach.”
However, Obasanjo did not go unchallenged at
the forum as the Oba of Lagos, who was also
the chief launcher of the Akanbi books, Oba
Rilwanu Akiolu, accused Obasanjo of failing to
account for the barrels of crude oil sales despite
boasting he would do so before he came to
power.
Akinolu said Obasanjo, before he assumed the
Presidency in 1999, pledged to ensure
transparency in the Nigerian oil sector “but later
reneged on his promise as the oil sector was
besieged with quantum corruption.”
“Obasanjo failed to address the problems with
the number of crude oil per barrel produced
daily; how many barrels are exported for sale as
well as the use of the proceeds”, the monarch
alleged.
The ex-President fired back that it was during
his tenure that allocation to states became
transparent with the publication of monthly
revenue to the three tiers of government.

He said his government “also worked out
modalities to enthrone accountability and
transparency in the oil sector.”
Vice-Presient Namadi Sambo, who was
represented by his Senior Special Assistant
(Monitoring), Mr. Femi Oladele, commended
Justice Akanbi’s effort on anti-corruption and
commitment to service.
He said by carving a niche for himself in the fight
against graft, the jurist had left indelible
footprints in the sands of time.
In his remarks, Akanbi observed that although
there were allegations of witch – hunt during the
Obasanjo administration, the ex-President never
interfered with his job in the ICPC.


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