Saturday, 21 January 2017

Educate girls, stop building mosques, Sanusi tells northerners

The Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II, on Thursday called on wealthy individuals in the North to use the wealth Allah blessed them with, not only in building mosques but to also educate girls and discourage their early marriage. .

The Emir made the call on Thursday in his keynote address at the 3rd international conference on Islamic Banking and Finance, organised by the International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, Bayero University, Kano. He said, "I'm just tired of people coming to me to say I want to build a new mosque. You know, we keep building mosques and our daughters are illiterates. .

. . "So, my appeal is that if you really want to help Kano, don't come to me with a request to build a N300m mosque because I have enough mosques everywhere. And if I don't have a mosque, I'll build it myself. If you really want to help, go and educate a girl child in the village." .

According to him, over 50 per cent of girls between the age bracket of 18 and 20 were given out in  marriage in this part of the country. He added that the worrisome dimension of it was that 75 per cent of them could neither read nor write. .

Calling for a review of laws to prevent early marriage and encourage girl-child education, he said, "It is not a mere coincidence that this is where you have the highest levels of illiteracy, early marriage, divorce and the highest levels of domestic violence… .

. . "People need to understand that the law has to change. If you look at the medical data on maternal health, girls who get pregnant below the age of 15 are five times as likely to die as girls who get pregnant at the age of 20. Those who get pregnant under 18 are twice as likely to die as those who get pregnant at the age of 20. So, it is important that we look at this issue of early marriage." 
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Bribe-seeking Police In Lagos Instigate Mob To Beat Motorcyclist To Coma .

Two Nigerian police officers in the Bariga area of Lagos State, frustrated that a motorcyclist would not let them extort a bribe from him, instigated a mob to beat up their victim, leaving him comatose, SR found. .

The horrific attack took place in the early hours of Tuesday, January 17th, 2017. After failing in their bid to extort the motorcyclist, the two plain-clothes officers rallied a mob by raising an alarm that their victim had attempted to kidnap a baby on his motorcycle. .

The police officers then began beating the victim, Awalu Yenusa, and later stood aside and watched as a mob set upon the innocent man, pummeling him to a near-coma. Narrating his ordeal yesterday, Mr. Yenusa told Sahara Reporters that he was taking one of his regular passengers and her child to school when he saw a police officer disguised in his usual mufti wear and harassing bikers for bribes. .

According to him, he was able to recognize the police officer from previous encounters when the officer had tried to extort him. He then advised his passengers to alight from the bike and to meet him at a point past the checkpoint mounted by the rogue officers. However, one of the police officers had already sighted him and moved to ambush him. In a bid to escape the officer, Mr. Yenusa said he sped off, with the child of the woman who had alighted still on his bike. .

According to him, the child's mother cried out that her child was on the fleeing bike. The woman's yell alerted the public. The two police officers, one in mufti, the other in his uniform, then ran after him."The policemen hit me with an object on my head, and then more people gathered and began to beat me while the police held me," said Mr. Yenusa. He added, "That was all I knew until I opened my eyes in the hospital bed the next day." . "I know the [officer] in mufti very well. He had stopped me before, disguising himself as a passenger, but then announced to me that he was a police officer and ordered me to stop," said Mr. Yenusa. According to him, he paid N10, 000 on that occasion even though he had committed no offense. 

Student sent out by lecturer for dressing indecently to his class in OAU

A lecturer  in the department of philosophy Obafemi Awolowo University Ile - Ife, today ordered a student out of his class for dressing indecently. .

The 100 level student (pictured above) was on Friday sent out for dressing 'indecently' to class.  An eyewitness said the lecturer asked her to leave the class after lots of distraction and she left unapologetic.

It was also learnt that the whole class made mockery of her, as she exit the amphitheater lecture .

Photo Credit; Newstrack 

Alicia Keys tells Parents to let boys have painted nails

Alicia Keys recently had a discussion with American women's beauty magazine, Allure Magazine about how women and men are viewed in this society. She claims that women are often made to feel insecure in this society and young men are told not to have feelings.
. "I was so sick of the way women were forced to feel inadequate in many different circumstances or forced to feel insecure by the way we're portrayed or the way we look," Keys says of the inspiration behind her new album Here. .

As a mom to two boys with husband Swizz Beatz — Genesis Ali, 2, and Egypt Daoud, 6 — the other side of the coin is important to touch on, as well. .
. "I am so annoyed at the way we force boys to be fake strong — don't cry, don't be soft. Let a boy be able to dance!" she says. "Let a boy paint his nails. So a boy wants to paint his nails. Who cares! 

See Kirk Franklin lovely message to his wife on their anniversary

The world is yours, but your ass is mine, gospel singer, Kirk Franklin, tells wife, as they celebrate their 21st wedding anniversary

Toke Makinwa offers her dog for sale after it dis this

Toke Makinwa left heartbroken after her dog destroyed her expensive designer shoes.... What would you do in this situation?

NDLEA Nabs Man With N426m Drug On Flight To Cambodia

Forty-seven-year-old textile trader, Ifeka Obi, was about to board a flight at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Wednesday when a search of his baggage revealed a curious cargo.

Tucked within a load of foodstuffs, which he told operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the scene that he was exporting for sale in Cambodia was 4.4kg of methamphetamine.

According to the NDLEA, at about $325,000 per kilogramme, the narcotic cargo Obi was caught with will fetch his handlers at least $1.4m (about N426m). The agency's spokesperson, Mitchell Ofoyeju, told a Punch correspondent that drug cartels are working to capture the market for methamphetamine in the Southeast Asian country because the price of methamphetamine is higher there.

For the N426m drug, the suspect, an Oba Idemili South Local Government, Anambra State indigene, said he had been promised N1m payment by his "sponsors". "I was given the drug in Lagos but decided to travel through Abuja. My travel expenses were taken care of by myself . I was told I would be paid the N1m once I deliver the drugs successfully. "I am a textile dealer but I lost everything due to family problems. This is my first time of smuggling drugs. All I wanted was money to get my business back on track. Now, I will accept anything that happens to me as fate." The NDLEA commander at the airport, Hamisu Lawan, said that the drug which was concealed inside foodstuff was detected during the outward screening of passengers on an Ethiopian Airline flight.

Chairman of the NDLEA, Col. Muhammad Abdallah (retd.) said the seizure was an indication of the agency's "superior intelligence and law enforcement practice." 

Director arrested for inserting electric heater into son’s anus for allegedly being gay

A Director of Planning in one of the ministries in Borno State, whose name has not been revealed, has been arrested by the state Police for allegedly inserting electric heater into the anus of his 10-year old son for being gay. The director committed this inhumane act over allegations that his young had been engaging in homosexual activities with some politicians. .

His 10 year old son, however claimed to have been raped at their 1000 Government Housing Estate residence, but his father didn't believe him. He reportedly chained the little boy before he carried out the barbaric act. .

According to Saturday Vanguard reports, the father has in many occasions, subjected the children to various forms of abuse, including depriving them of western education. He was accused of recently chaining one of his daughters named Mama for insulting her stepmother. .

A top government official, who pleaded anonymity, said the director had been arrested.Saturday Vanguard reports that residents of the estate complained about the growing rate of homosexual activities in the area. 

‘Why We Attacked, Stabbed Cyclist To Death’- suspect

Detectives investigating the murder of Mustapha Umar, a commercial motorcycle rider, have revealed how he was stabbed on the head, chin and stomach by suspected robbers, who wanted to steal his motorcycle.

The police said that Umar died, confronting two armed men and fighting to keep his motorcycle, which was his only source of livelihood.

After inflicting the killer injury on Umar, the suspects tried to make away with the motorbike, but his cries of alarm during the struggle for the motorcycle, had already attracted attention.

People rushed to the scene. One of the suspects, Edafe, escaped, but his partner in crime, Williams Thomas, 25, rather than flee, still mounted the motorcycle.

He was pursued by an angry mob. A motorist, who realised was what happening, knocked Thomas down with his car, leading to his arrest.

The incident was said to have occurred at Ishashi area of Iyana- Iba, Lagos. Police said that Thomas would be charged for robbery and murder.

A police source said: "This was how they carried out the robbery and murder of the deceased.

Williams boarded Mustapha's motorcycle as a passenger, while Edafe stood at a far distance, pretending to be waiting for a bus. When Mustapha got to where Edafe was standing, Williams told Mustapha to stop; he said he wanted to alight.

Then they both ganged up to collect Mustapha's motorcycle; Mustapha struggled with them. Edafe brought out a knife, stabbed him in the head, chin and stomach. "Mustapha fell down bleeding and lost consciousness. Williams then picked up the motorcycle, while Edafe ran when people raised the alarm. Williams was chased by people in the area, and while he was trying to escape, he was knocked down by a car." Thomas, a bricklayer, said: "It was Edafe who said we should go and meet someone concerning a business at Ishashi. I didn't, initially know we were going to steal a motorcycle. Edafe stabbed the man. I wanted to run with the motorcycle, but I had an accident.

In the process, I was arrested by police, while Edafe ran away." He said that he had known Edafe since they were in primary school.

"If you are a short man, I can't marry you"- Beauty Queen

Ghanaian model, Abena Akuaba Appiah who is 5ft 8in tall has revealed she can neither date nor marry a short man from Ghana. Speaking to Showbiz in an interview, the 2014 Miss Universe Ghana who has a crush Prince Harry of the United Kingdom and American entomologist, Steven Kutcher, said she would rather marry a taller man. .
'No disrespect to short men but I can't imagine myself dating or getting married to a short man. I am 5"8 feet tall and I wouldn't want a short man whom I would have to bend down to look at. A man taller than me will do for me My type of man is probably not in Ghana because currently I am crushing on Prince Harry of the United Kingdom and Entomologist Steven Kutcher who played the lead role in the Spider man movie,' she added 

Distributor defrauds Ayoola Foods of N2.4m, sets up hair shop

The arm of the law has caught up with a distributor with a food producing company, Ayoola Foods Limited, 41-year-old Rashidat Folawiyo, after she allegedly defrauded the company of N2.4m. .

Folawiyo, known as Ore Abosede on her Facebook account, was the company's major distributor in Ondo State, until August 2016, when she failed to remit the proceeds of products worth over N2.4m to the company.

Punch learnt the company had handed over a van and food products worth about N6m to Folawiyo in August 2016. But by the time she was supposed to make remittance of an outstanding proceed of sale amounting to N2,407,270, she became unreachable. .

MD and CEO of Ayoola Foods, Mr. Segun Olaye, told the police that Folawiyo was initially an employee of the company until she was rewarded with a distributorship role along with a few others across the country, she was given an operational vehicle and was getting N6m worth of products on credit every month. .

Olaye said, "But when in August, her debt ran into over N2.4m and she was no longer reachable, we reported her to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Lagos. .
. . "Initially, we did not realise what she had done because while she could not come back to the company for more products, she was still parading herself as a distributor, telling traders who wanted our products to pay directly to the company's account
. "It was when we started getting calls from traders who were complaining that they were paying but not getting our products that we realised the money we had been getting from her area was not the debt she owed."

Detectives from the SCID, who went after Folawiyo, were able to recover from her the operational van she was given by the company, the police later tracked her down in a hair extension store she had set up in Ijapo area of Akure, the Ondo State capital. .

Pretending to be customers, the detectives were able to arrest Folawiyo and transported her back to Lagos, where she was detained and questioned.  Folawiyo admitted to the police that she indeed converted the N2.4m to her personal use. 

Friday, 20 January 2017

4-yr-old girl recovered, after being kidnapped and sold by her aunt, for N350,000

The girl who was allegedly stolen in Enugu State, by her mother's younger sister and her boyfriend, and sold to one Florence Nwokocha for N350,000, has been recovered by police operatives in Abia State, reports Vanguardngr.

The Enugu State Police Command's spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, said report of the missing girl was made to the police on December 15, 2016. In the course of investigation, one Chinedu Chukwu, the immediate younger sister to the mother of the victim, was nabbed.

Her boyfriend, Osunkwo Chinonso, was also nabbed. They had, on that fateful day, conspired and proceeded to the girl's school and allegedly tricked and whisked her away to Iho Olokoro in Umuahia, Abia State, where they sold her for N350,000, to Florence Nwokocha.

Nwokocha was arrested and she assisted the police to recover the girl on January 16, 2016, from where she was kept at Faulks Road in Aba, Abia State, awaiting another buyer with a fabulous amount of money.

The girl's mother, Mrs Irechukwu, was, however, shocked by her immediate younger sister's involvement, saying that she never believed that her sister could do such a thing to her.

Laura Ikeji exposed as she tried to hide her baby bump

Photoshop fail? Some womb watchers thinks Laura Ikeji is pregnant and her wedding picture was badly altered to hide her baby bump..

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Teenage girl Lestina Marie Smith rapes man at knifepoint

A 17-year-old woman from Michigan may be sentenced to life in prison if found guilty of rape.Lestina Marie Smith was said to have pinned down a 19-year-old man at knife point and forced him to engage in oral and vaginal sex with her. .

The incident happened on Jan. 11 in Saginaw Township. She was arraigned on Tuesday morning, Jan. 17, on two felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Each charge carries a maximum punishment of life in prison. .

Smith was denied bond and is being held in the Saginaw County Jail.She'll would appear in court on Feb. 3  for a preliminary examination to determine probable cause.

Meet Maje Ayida's other baby mama Crystal

Meet Maje Ayida's other baby mama Crystal, who is a stunning model, OAP and TV host from Trinidad and Tobego and their son.

Na wa for this guy sha, Toke Makinwa try sha, one guy and two baby mama's, jow come Toke never got pregnant sef.

Well i can see why she could not let go.

Aisha Buhari receives Bill Gates' Wife Melinda Gates

Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari today received the Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mrs. Melinda Gates. Mrs Gates acknowledged the efforts of Future Assured in the area of RMNCAH.She lauded the program outreach and its coverage of the full spectrum of health outcomes.

She also called on the wives of the governors who were present at the meeting as stake holders to be role models like Her Excellency Mrs. Aisha Buhari. She stressed the importance of role models in every community, highlighting that girls turn out to be mothers and they require inspiration to be mothers of the next generation.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

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A teenager abducted as a baby found out the truth two years ago when she needed her birth certificate for a job, a friend has claimed.

Kamiyah Mobley was snatched from her mother just eight hours after she was born by a woman posing as a nurse.

She has been raised her whole life as Alexis Manigo until police arrested Gloria Williams and charged her with kidnapping.

Police have suggested Manigo, now aged 18, had 'an inclination' about her past before the dramatic events of last week.

Now friend Arika Williams has said the truth may have come to light as long as two years ago when Manigo got a job at a restaurant and needed her birth certificate.

"Lexy didn’t have that so she asked Miss Gloria for it and Miss Gloria kept brushing it off."

"Lexy kept being hard on her mother, like ‘Momma, where is my stuff? I want to get this job.’ Then Miss Gloria just broke down and told her this is why right here, you can’t do this. I kidnapped you.

See what a mother did to her child to stop her from sucking her fingers

According to Enemuo Nneka who shared the photos, the child's mum burnt her hand in an attempt to stop her from sucking her fingers.

Read what she wrote : -
- 'What a mother did to her daughter all because she wants to stop her from sucking her finger,is DAT not madness of d highest order?people shud pls desist from listening to advice of frienemies dat pretends to be friends,hearts of man d bible said is desperately wicked,u dont know if she harbors ill-feelings for u yet pretends to be a gud friend,it was her friend DAT adviced her to do such now see d result.' 

''Being engaged to Alexis Ohanian feels good'' - Serena Williams gushes

Serena Williams is finally opening up about her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

According to Serena, she's smitten with her beau because he's a "nice guy" who "treats everyone the same." Speaking to the press after securing a first first-round victory in the Australian Open, Serena said of her engagement:
"It feels good. I really haven't thought about it too much, because I wasn't even really gonna think about it until after the tournament. So, I just keep saying, 'February, I'll start looking at the bigger picture of my life. But right now I'm just so focused that this is all I can think about.
_ "He's incredibly — a really nice person. I think he definitely treats everyone the same, which is really cool to see. Really, really nice to see." 

Don’t Try Me With Fani-Kayode, Ex-Minister Begs Court

A former Minister of State for Finance, Senator Nenadi Usman, has asked Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos to allow her to be tried separately from a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission charged Usman and Fani-Kayode with an alleged fraud of N4.9bn.

The other defendants in the charge are one Danjuma Yusuf and a company, Joint Trust Dimensions Nigeria Limited.

The defendants were arraigned before Justice Hassan on 17 counts on June 29, 2016.

Trial in the case had commenced on October 21, 2016, with the EFCC calling its first witness, Idowu Olusegun, a media consultant.

At the resumed proceedings in the case on Tuesday, Usman's lawyer, Mr. Jelili Owonikoko (SAN), pointed Justice Hassan's attention to two pending applications filed by his client.

One of the applications, Owonikoko said, was praying the court to allow Usman to be tried separately from Fani-Kayode and for her trial to be transferred from Lagos to Abuja for convenience.

Owonikoko said his client was apprehensive that she might not get justice if she was jointly tried with Fani-Kayode. "We are concerned about the joint trial of the first defendant (Usman) with the second defendant (Fani-Kayode)," he said.

He said it was inconvenient for his client, who lives in Abuja, to be travelling to Lagos to stand trial.

He said it became even more difficult for the former minister because all her bank accounts had been frozen, adding that for each court appearance, she would fly to Lagos a day before, lodge in a hotel and return to Abuja the day after the court trial.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria told the court that Usman, in the second application, prayed for the release of her passport to enable her to travel abroad for medical treatment.

Fani-Kayode's lawyer, Mr. Norrison Quakers (SAN), also filed an application, urging Justice Hassan to excuse himself from the case because the judge was once a prosecutor with the EFCC.

Justice Hassan adjourned till Wednesday (today) to hear the applications. 
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