Friday, 28 June 2013

All States Must Implement 27.5% Teachers’ Enhanced Salary Scale —NUT


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The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) says it will relent in ensuring the  implementation of the agreed 27.5 per cent enhanced allowance to teachers in all states of the federation.
NUT president, Mr Michael Alogba Olukoya, told Nigerian Tribune in Abuja, on Thursday, noting that about six states were still foot-dragging on payment of the package to their teachers.
 The six states are Edo, Ekiti, Ogun, Zamfara, Kogi and Ebonyi.
He said the body was not relenting and that NUT was resolved on the strike continuing in those states.
He noted some of the affected states were yet to implement the N18, 000 national minimum wage for teachers, while other categories workers in the states had already been paid.

Lagos Threatens To Impose Similar Barriers To Britons Entering Nigeria

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Lagos has threatened to impose similar barriers to Britons entering Nigeria, should it be enforced, according to the Financial Times of London. Britain’s proposal for a migrant bond has been dismissed by Nigeria as a “blunt instrument” that will damage commercial ties.
A pilot scheme, announced over the weekend by Theresa May, the UK home secretary, would levy a £3,000 bond on short-term visitors from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Ghana, as part of Conservative efforts to bring down UK net migration to 100,000 by the next election.
After confusion over how the bond would work, the Home Office confirmed on Tuesday that it would not apply to all visitors from the selected countries, but just a few considered to be at particularly high risk of breaching their visas.
The scheme, which would involve forfeiture of the deposit, in the event of visitors overstaying, has run into fierce opposition from the countries targeted, amid signs the UK government is already thinking again.

Well-wishers Flock To Mandela's Pretoria Hospital

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Well-wishers continue to gather outside the hospital in Pretoria where former President Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition.
They have been singing and saying prayers both outside the hospital and at his former home in Soweto.
People are anxious about his health but also want to express pride in the man many consider the father of the nation, the BBC's Karen Allen reports.
South Africa's first black president is suffering from a lung infection.
The 94-year-old icon of the anti-apartheid struggle has now spent 20 days in hospital.
President Jacob Zuma - who cancelled a visit to Mozambique on Thursday to visit Mr Mandela in hospital - said his condition had improved, but still remained critical

Business 101: Marketing The Right Way (2)

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In the last part of our series, we will dealt with : The Marketing Mix - Getting it right 
Let us now begin with the Elements of the Mix:
The Product
The First of the 7Ps is the product itself or in the service you have on offer. A business has to have a reason for existence and the products have to be relevant to its target market. Some people go into business because someone else appears to be making money from it. Or maybe because it is just the reigning business nowadays. I remember the era of the business center when everyone, big and small, opened up a business center. Nothing wrong with that really but a key element of being market led is that it must be relevant and different. It must be relevant to such a significant number of people that the sales you make will cover your costs and give you a pay back. There is no such thing as everybody being your target. Think about it. If you kept 6 bars of soap, same color, same shape same size on a table and asked someone to pick one, he could pick anyone. They are all the same.
Now, suppose one bars was to be scented and then well wrapped in an attractive packaging. It is very likely that the person may feel attracted to the scented one because now, he sees a difference and some value in the scented and package done. You could then take it further by giving one bar a rose perfumed smell with pink packaging and another a musky smell with a darker packaging. One person may prefer the rose smelling bar while another may prefer the musky scented one. Different people would choose different bars depending on their way of life and how much value they perceive that bar would add to their lives.
This is similar to the market place. You have to be different to be noticed. If you threw in a bar that is black in color with sand grits in it, that may be perfectly fine also but the question to ask is ‘does anyone want a soap with grits in it? Perhaps no one! This goes to underlie the very important need to first understand what the market wants before you go investing money in setting up shop. Businesses do better when owners have a clear idea of the kind of person they are selling to, what this person likes and how this person prefers to get it. Even the garri seller has come to understand that his market is not linear.
Some people do not like to go into the open markets to buy their garri so there is now an opportunity to neatly pack garri in various sizes of plastic bags and placing them in supermarkets for the convenience of such customers. This has not removed from the fact that people still go into the open markets to buy garri, but the reality is that there are those who are willing to pay more for having that garri brought to their comfort. That is customer insight.
Pricing
Similar to the product, a good understanding of the people you want to reach as well as what competition is doing will determine how you price. Pricing can be used to great advantage in a variety of ways. Usually, when your product or service is sufficiently differentiated from your competition, you would be able to command a higher price. Such differentiation comes about from having invested in having your product name known or perhaps your product is so unique that no one else has been able to copy it.
Introducing something new to the market place i.e. innovation will enable you charge higher, at least for a while until competition catches up. You can use pricing as an incentive by giving credit to your customers or splitting payment over a period of time for their convenience. Fashion boutiques have found that the proliferation of so many boutiques means they need to work a little harder in giving incentives to their customers. The idea is to continue to monitor your business and the market environment and pull whichever pricing lever works for the situation.
I was convinced recently to buy a copy of a fashion magazine which I really did not want at that time but because the vendor offered me an interesting copy of a past edition of Forbes Magazine, he made a sale from me. I wanted the Forbes magazine and was quite willing to pay for the Fashion magazine if that was what it would take. To me the transaction has delivered value.
In a highly competitive environment, some businesses make the mistake of attempting to use the element of being the lowest priced player to differentiate themselves. While that may work for certain situations, it could also quickly get very nasty when a pricing war ensues. Everybody ends of losing including the customer. In the next part of our series, we will look at the other elements of the mix. In the meantime, keep well and stay ahead.
In the next part of our series, we will look at other Elements of the Mix. In the meantime, keep well and stay ahead.
 
Victoria Onwubiko
Marketing Practitioner
Lagos
Email: victoriaonwubiko@yahoo.com
Twitter: @vonwubiko

Well-wishers Flock To Mandela's Pretoria Hospital

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Well-wishers continue to gather outside the hospital in Pretoria where former President Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition.
They have been singing and saying prayers both outside the hospital and at his former home in Soweto.
People are anxious about his health but also want to express pride in the man many consider the father of the nation, the BBC's Karen Allen reports.
South Africa's first black president is suffering from a lung infection.
The 94-year-old icon of the anti-apartheid struggle has now spent 20 days in hospital.
President Jacob Zuma - who cancelled a visit to Mozambique on Thursday to visit Mr Mandela in hospital - said his condition had improved, but still remained critical

Zenit Confirms Arshavin's Signing

Former Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin has re-joined Zenit St Petersburg after four years in the Premier League.
photo Former Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin has re-joined Zenit St Petersburg after four years in the Premier League.
The Russia international left Zenit in 2009 to join Arsene Wenger’s side but found himself on the fringes of the first team in the final two years of his stay in London, and with no offer of an extension to his contract the forward has moved back to his former club on a permanent basis.
Arshavin spent a brief loan spell back at the club during the 2011-12 season, making 11 appearances and scoring three goals, but no deal could be done with Arsenal at the time to take him back to the Russian Premier League. Now, with no transfer fee involved, Zenit have moved quickly to bring the 32-year-old back on a two-year contract.
A statement on the club’s official website announced the news. It read: “FC Zenit welcomes the return of Andrei Arshavin in St. Petersburg and the player wants further success in the blue-and-white!
“One of the best footballers in Russia of the last decade is returning to his home city.”
Arshavin was equally excited about sealing his return to the club he made 236 appearances for in his first spell.
“I am very glad that it happened,” he told the club’s official website. “I am glad to get back to the city. It’s good to wear a Zenit shirt (again).
“I just want to play football, and I want to do it in my hometown.”
The former Russia captain, who has 74 caps to his name, also revealed that he hoped the move would help him back into the national squad for the rest of their World Cup qualifying campaign.

Aluu 4: Court Adjourns Murder Case Of UniPort Students To August 1

photoA Port Harcourt High Court on Thursday adjourned the case against 11 murder suspects for the killing of four University of Port Harcourt students in Aluu community to August 1.
The suspects are facing trial for their alleged involvement in the murder of the students in the community October 2012.
Three of the suspects could not engage the services of lawyers and as a result the court could not take the pleas of the accused.
Adjourning the case, the judge, Ledan Nyordee, asked the three whether they would defend themselves or seek the services of lawyers.
They said they would need the services of lawyers.
The judge, thereafter, referred the matter to Legal Aids Council to assign lawyers to defend the accused in their trial.
Onueze Okocha, counsel to eight of the accused, had argued that the suspects should be tried separately rather than ‘’lump’’ them together.
‘’We have bail application for eight of the accused,’’ he said.
Rufus Godwin, the Rivers Solicitor–General, who led the prosecution team, said the application was premature as the pleas of the accused had yet to be taken.
He argued that every step in crime prosecution counted, saying, applications could only be accepted after pleas had been taking.

Kwara State University Expels 28 Students

Kwara State University, KWASU have been expelled 28 students from the university for various offences which contravened the rules and regulations of the institution.
The offences, according to the institution’s Deputy Registrar, Shuaib Mohammed, ranged from examination malpractices, theft, engagement in physical combat with fellow students, possession of dangerous weapons to membership of unregistered association(s), among others.
Mohammed, who spoke with select journalists in his office at Malete, said: Some of them were expelled for exam malpractices, misconduct, while some belonged to an unregistered association.”
He cited a case of a male student who used as knife to fight and injure his fellow student. Besides, he mentioned another case involving three students who were caught around 1am holding meeting in the bush.
Mohammed, who reiterated the University zero tolerance to any act of indiscipline or misbehaviour capable of tarnishing the image of the institution, disclosed that there are pending cases against some students, maintaining that if the investigation committee finds them guilty of alleged offences, they would also be expelled.
On the post- Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination of the institution for the 2013/2014 admission exercise, the Deputy Registrar said 5,950 candidates are currently taking the exam, adding that registration for the computer-based test screening was on-going.

Mandela Showing 'Great Improvement', Ex-Wife Winnie Says

Ex wife of South African icon and legendary leader Nelson Mandela paid his ex-husband a visit today and later told the press that he is making better improvement on his health
when she came out of the hospital she said "I'm not a doctor but I can say that from what he was a few days ago there is great improvement," she told reporters outside Mandela's former home in the Johannesburg township of Soweto.
The Former South African leader has been going through seriouse medical problem caused by lung infection and the whole nation have been by his side wishing him a better recovery

Confusion As NMA Threatens To Sanction Resident Doctors Over Nationwide Strike


The industrial action embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, is trailed with controversy as the doctors and the Ministry Of Health give different accounts of the cause of the strike with the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, turning her back on the striking doctors and threatening to sanction them.
The national body of the resident doctors had Wednesday given a directive to all its members to embark on a three-day warning strike which is scheduled to end on Saturday.
photoThe resident doctors commenced the strike to press home their demand from the Ministry of Health and the Federal Government following alleged breakdown of previous communications.
The president of the NARD, Ismail Lawal, said the doctors are protesting poor funding of residency training of its members by the Federal Government. He said the “strike is not to make people suffer unduly” noting that unlike previous industrial actions, concrete plans were on ground to avoid loss of lives as emergency cases would be treated in all hospitals across the country.
A residency training is a structured six year programme which some doctors undergo in order to become specialists in various fields of medicine.
“All we want is for the government to take training of resident doctors as a serious issue, which will eventually be of great benefit to the country,” he said.
Mr. Lawal said that only N20 million was allocated for training of resident doctors in the 2013 budget as against N150 million allocated in previous budget.
“This is a huge difference as you can see and this is the month of June and most of our doctors have not gone on training.
“We have asked for a supplementary budget for the training, but the Federal Government has failed to honour our request,” Mr. Lawal said.
Residents doctors have complied with the strike directive from the association. At the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idia-Araba, Lagos, only emergency cases were being attended to while the outpatient unit remained shut.
The case was slightly different at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, ABUTH, as the strike paralysed the teaching hospital. Out patients who trooped to the hospital left ABUTH in utmost disappointment, while those on admission were attended to by nurses and senior doctors.
Corroborating Mr. Lawal’s claims on why the NARD embarked on the strike, Emeka Ugwu, President of the LUTH Chapter of the association told PREMIUM TIMES that “we’re on strike because we have to follow our national directive and it has to do with issues about training of resident doctors.
“We believe that Nigerian doctors can be trained to the equivalent of what obtains abroad and Nigerians won’t need to go abroad anymore for medical treatment as what obtains at the moment. We want the government to provide sufficient funds for residency training”.

Oil Discovery, Boost to National Reserve - Lagos Government Boasts

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Lagos state Government, on Thursday, confirmed that it was aware of the discovery of crude oil in commercial quantities in the state, describing it as "a boost for the nation's oil reserve drive".
It will be recalled that, Wednesday, Afren Plc and its partner, Lekoil Limited, announced significant oil discovery offshore Dahomey Basin in Lagos
The discovery is subject to the authentication of the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, which is expected in two weeks.
If certified and the partners produce the first barrel of oil, Lagos will become the 11th oil-producing state in Nigeria, a club Anambra State joined recently.
It is also expected to boost the economy of Lagos, which currently generates about N29 billion internally every month.
The other oil-producing states are Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta, Ondo, Abia, Imo, Edo and Cross River.
Geological studies indicate that the Dahomey Basin is a combination of inland/coastal/offshore basin that cuts across some West African countries including Lagos (Nigeria), South-Eastern Ghana, Togo and the Republic of Benin.
Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Engr. Taofiq Tijani, said the governor and the people of Lagos State were optimistic of the economic boom that the oil discovery will bring to the nation and the state in particular.
He said: "We at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources have done our work on oil and gas within our state.
"We know about a company, Agip group, owned by Folawiyo, that drilled and found oil seven years ago but is yet to commence operation. They are yet to drill the oil they found.
"We are also aware about this new discovery. We know about that oil bloc, AML Group of companies. We know they have been building that bloc many years back."
We were aware when they found the oil and they contacted us so that we can work in partnership to develop that bloc. So we are in touch with them.
"We know about another bloc 44 3311, owned by Sunlink. We have also been interacting with all the professional groups, Geologists, Geo-physics', petroleum engineers and stakeholders to know about the kind of resources that have been found within our off shore, onshore Lagos.

OJB Raises N8million For Kidney Transplant

Barely a week after he solicited for funds to help with his kidney transplant, Nigerians and celebrities are donating to help ailing singer/producer OJB.
The producer who needs about $100,000 (N16million) to undergo a kidney transplant as at Monday morning, raised N8million.
Chairman of the SaveOJB committee, Normoreloss, posted on Twitter, early on Friday, that so far a total of N8million has been donated.
He thanked Nigerians for their contributions and appealed to do more.
Celebrities such as Don Jazzy, Mercy Johnson, 2face, Ice-Prince, P-Square, Ruggedman, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Julius Agwu and other Nigerians have donated to the ace producer and the donations are still coming in.

Unity Schools Cut-Off Mark Described As Scandalous

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The cut off mark for federal government schools, published by the Ministry of Education is scandalous, according to a Professor at Pan Atlantic University, Professor Austin Nweze.
Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Mr Nweze stated that the gap between students in Southern and Northern Nigeria in terms of academic performance has been in existence since 1911.
He disclosed that between 1911 and 1915, there were about 570 educated people in the north and 35,000 in the south. A decade later, the numbers in the north had increased to 5,000 while the south had about 200,000 educated people and 100 years after, Mr Nweze said that “the gap has not been breached.”
Mr Nweze who traced the rot in the sector to post-civil war era advised the government to democratise education in Nigeria and avoid ‘regional politics.’
He traced the root of the problem to the primary school level where foundational issues such as writing and reading skills are not taken care of.
“There is a problem there,” he added “we need to really invest.”
In addressing the crisis, he cited Israel, where a recent report revealed that the educational system focuses on the input by teachers instead of the output by students.

Obama South Africa Visit: Protesters Rally Near Mandela Hospital

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South Africans protesting U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to the country rallied on Friday a few blocks from well-wishers at a hospital in Pretoria where anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela remains critically ill.
Obama, on a three-nation tour of Africa, was due to arrive in South Africa on Friday with White House officials, saying they will defer to Mandela’s family on whether the first African-American president of the United States will visit South Africa’s first black president.
Mandela, 94, is fighting a lung infection that has left him in a critical condition and in hospital for nearly three weeks.
His fourth time of being hospitalised in six months has focused attention in South Africa and globally on the faltering health of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who is admired as a symbol of resistance against injustice and of racial reconciliation.
President Jacob Zuma has said Mandela’s condition improved over Wednesday night but he remained critical.
About 200 trade unionists, student activists and South African Communist Party members gathered in the capital Pretoria to protest Obama’s visit this weekend, calling his foreign policy “arrogant, selfish and oppressive”.
“We had expectations of America’s first black president. Knowing Africa’s history, we expected more,” said Khomotso Makola, a 19-year-old law student.
“He has come as a disappointment, I think Mandela too would be disappointed and feel let down,” Makola said.
South African critics of Obama have focused in particular on his support for U.S. drone strikes overseas, which they say have killed hundreds of innocent civilians, and his failure to deliver on a pledge to close the U.S. military detention centre at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba housing terrorism suspects.

Rick Ross Sued For Not Paying For Three Rolexes


Rick Ross is being sued for neglecting to pay quite a large bill for three Rolexes.
The multi millionaire rapper who owns a luxury of gold jewelry, from chains to watches and rings is rarelly seen without some sort of preciouse jewelry on him.
But recently it seems he is running through a financial problem because he is being sued for not paying 90 000$ for some jewelry he bought.
TMZ reports that Rozay is being sued for not paying the large bill. Johnny's Custom Jewelry in Texas filed the suit against the Bawse and his MMG company, claiming that Ross agreed to purchase three rollies in August of last year for the amount of $89,847.50.
Johnny says Ricky Rozay bought one 18K gold watch with 30CT of diamonds ($55,000), one 18K gold watch with 7CT of diamonds ($14,000), and one two-tone watch with 5CT of diamonds ($14,000).
Johnny says he delivered on the watches however the MMG rapper did not deliver on the payment. Johnny now wants to be paid for the watches, plus interest.

You'll Never Believe What Actress, Juliet Ibrahim Told OJB's Handlers

Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim posted a message on her instagram page and blasted handlers of ailing producer and versatile singer, OJB Jezreel telling them to stop harassing celebrities rather they should reach out to the right people for funds.
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OJB who is suffering from kidney failure needs a transplant in India which is said to cost a sum of N16million naira has sought the help from the public to assist him in raising the money.
Juliet who said she runs a kidney disease foundation has questioned why they need $100,000 because according to her a kidney transplant should cost no more than $50,000.
Meanwhile some celebrities like P-Square and older brother Jude, donated 5million, Don-Jazzy donated 1million, Iyanya & manager, Ubi Franklin donated 1million. Mercy Johnson, Ruggedman and a few others have made generous donations to OJB.
See her message below
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15 Boko Haram Suspects Arrested In Lagos

About 15 suspected members of the Boko Haram sect have been arrested in Lagos by security agents. They were arrested at various parts of the metropolis, with most of them arrested at Ijora Badia and Kotankowa areas, it was gathered.
 
The 15 suspects were among the 1661 people that were arrested by Ops MESA between February and May in the state, Daily Trust learnt.
 
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Divi-sion of the Nigerian Army, Major General Umahi, while reviewing the activities of the army in Lagos and Ogun State, stated that the Joint Military Task Force, Ops MESA, arrested 1361 miscreants within the Lagos area, while its counterpart attached to the Quick Response Squad, arrested 115 criminals along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
 
“Those arrested by the Quick Response Squad include 71 males and 53 females. These criminals are among those terrorising innocent citizens plying the route,” he added.
 
He said all the suspects have since been handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.
General Umahi maintained that the Quick Response Squad was created by the Chief of Army Staff to assist the police in patrolling flash points along federal highways.

Djibril Cisse Is To Leave QPR This Summer

Striker Djibril Cisse Has Cancelled His QPR Contract
photo Djibril Cisse is to leave QPR this summer.
The France striker has had his contract cancelled by mutual consent and will become a free agent on July 1.
Cisse, who joined the club from Lazio during 2012's January transfer window, scored 10 goals in 29 appearances.
The 31-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan to Qatari club Al-Gharafa.

FG Gives Dana Airline 6 Months To Pay Claims

The Federal Government yesterday gave Dana Air a six-month ultimatum to pay claims to the families of the victims of the June 3, 2012 plane crash or face sanctions.
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This was according to Minister of Aviation, Mrs Stella Oduah, at the 2013 ministerial platform in Abuja.
She said the airline had paid up to 60 per cent of the claims to the families, but currently experiencing some delays.
“Dana has actually done well in terms of compensating accident victims. The challenge Dana has is that of multiple claims. The multiple claims made it difficult to ascertain who should collect.
“And until they are able to do that, they will not pay multiple claims and we will continue verifying and re-verifying to ascertain who should be the next of kin to claim the money, but I know Dana has done up to 60 per cent.
“However, Dana is given till December. If they fail to pay completely, we would have to sanction them, they are aware of that, so I am sure they are accelerating the process.”
She said the sector had implemented some strategies to ensure that air accidents becomes history.
Oduah said the government was rendering additional assistance to families of victims of aircraft accident, including the Victim Family Insurance Package (VFAP) secured from the Nigerian Insurance Commission (NAICOM).

Priest Arrested For Fraud & Corruption

A priest has been arrested on suspicion of fraud and corruption in connection with the sweeping probe of the scandal-plagued Vatican bank, Italian media reported Friday.
Nunzio Scarano, a priest from Salerno, was arrested after an investigation into the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR), as the bank is known, unearthed a suspected international fraud scheme, reports said.
Initial reports that had suggested Scarano was a bishop were incorrect, Vatican senior media advisor Greg Burke said.
The priest was suspended from his position as a member of the administration that manages the Vatican’s assets (the APSA) “about a month ago, after his superiors learnt about an investigation into his activities,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said.
Scarano was arrested along with a former member of the Italian secret services and a financier for allegedly plotting to illegally move 20 million euros ($26 million) from Switzerland to Italy.
The money allegedly belonged to friends of Scarano and was brought into Italy on board a private jet belonging to the former secret service agent, Giovanni Maria Zito, the reports said.
Zito purportedly received 400,000 euros for the service.
According to the daily La Repubblica, Scarano is also under investigation by the Salerno prosecutor on suspicion of money laundering.
“They called him Monsignor 500 because of the great number of 500 euro notes he had at his disposition,” which he allegedly used to launder money for friends in southern Italy, the daily said.
It added that it was an initial investigation into Scarano’s bank account at the IOR which led to the discovery of the suspected racket.

Italy Pay Tribute To Former Azzurri Striker Stefano Borgonovo

Italy players and staff past and present dedicated their battling performance in last night's defeat to Spain to former Azzurri striker Stefano Borgonovo, who died on Thursday.
photo Italy players and staff past and present dedicated their battling performance in last night's defeat to Spain to former Azzurri striker Stefano Borgonovo, who died on Thursday.
Cesare Prandelli's men wore black armbands for the Confederations Cup semi-final meeting with the world champions, minutes after hearing Borgonovo had passed away at the age of 49 following a long battle with motor neurone disease.
But Italy were unable to dedicate a victory to the former AC Milan, Fiorentina and Udinese forward as Spain triumphed on penalties at the end of 120 goalless minutes.
There were 12 perfect spot-kicks before Leonardo Bonucci blazed his effort over the bar, leaving Jesus Navas to slot home and book a final showdown with Brazil.
Defender Giorgio Chiellini told figc.com: "He was someone that we knew well and we wanted to dedicate a victory to him, but unfortunately that wasn't possible.
"Our best wishes go out to all his loved ones."
Italy coach Prandelli, who recognised the courage with which Borgonovo had battled his disease since his diagnosis in 2008, added: "I dedicate this game to him and to his extraordinary family.
"They have all lived through a dramatic time with great serenity."
Also among Italy's delegation in Brazil is retired midfielder Demetrio Albertini, who in the late 1980s was Borgonovo's team-mate in Arrigo Sacchi's successful Milan side.
"Stefano was a great player," Albertini said. "He was a shy lad but he was an indomitable fighter against his disease. He battled it with an immeasurable strength because he wanted to help others."
Sacchi guided the Rossoneri to one Serie A title and two European Cups with Borgonovo in his squad and today he spoke fondly of his late charge.
He said: "He fought with an incredible strength and an extraordinary dignity against a disease as ugly as [MND]. He is a hero.
"He was incredibly unlucky but showed the desire to live and to stay with his family.
"He was fundamental to our European Cup win in 1990, too, scoring a decisive goal in the semi-final against Bayern. I will always remember his footballing qualities and his desire to live and fight."
Current Rossoneri striker Mario Balotelli had the last word on his official Twitter account, writing: "Your show of strength was a life lesson for all.
"Goodbye Stefano, you will always be with me. And with us!"

Kidnappers Seize Trader In Lagos, Demand N25m Ransom

Investigations have commenced into the kidnap of a 43-year-old trader, Mrs. Christiana Gbadamosi.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the victim was kidnapped on her way to her shop in Ikorodu area of the state.
According to police sources, the victim, who has four children, was kidnapped on Saturday.
A source said, “We learnt that on Saturday, around 7.55am, the victim left her home at Nurudeen Owolabi Street, Lowa Estate, Ikorodu, and was heading towards her shop at Ayangburen Road, near Oba Palace, Ikorodu, when she was abducted by some men.
“Some shops were locked at the time because traders were mourning the death of the President General of Market Men and Women, Alhaja Abibat Mogaji. So the area was deserted.”
The source stated that after the kidnappers had seized the victim, they called her husband, Mr. Mufutau, and demanded the sum of N25m.
The police source told our correspondent that investigations revealed that prior to Christiana’s kidnap, the abductors had attempted to abduct the victim’s 10-year-old son at her shop last Friday but failed.
He said, “We learnt that the victim’s son, David, was almost kidnapped last Friday at his mother’s shop. A strange man asked him (David) to follow him to a particular location but he was smart enough to turn down the stranger’s request.
“Investigations are ongoing and we will not leave any stone unturned.”
It was however learnt that the matter had been transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad at the state command’s headquarters.
When our correspondent visited the Ikorodu home of the victim, there seemed to be no one around as the main gate was locked and there was no response.
However, a neighbour told our correspondent that crime in Ikorodu had risen in recent times, adding that even the poor were not spared by hoodlums.
“We used to have many incidents of robbery and cult-related violence in the area but recently it seems kidnapping is also on the increase. We need security agencies to rise up to the challenge because even poor people are being attacked as well,” she said.

Tipper Drivers Decry Extortion By Policemen

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Tipper drivers who journey through Igbe Road, Ikorodu, Lagos State, to offload sand, gravel, granite and others have lamented their pain-stricken experience.
Apart from the deplorable state of long stretch of the road, they said activities of some policemen, who had turned the road into tolling centre, had become worrisome to them.
A sand dealer, who gave her name only as Yemisi, told PUNCH Metro that the policemen were always stationed at Alfa section of the road extorting money from the tipper drivers.
She alleged that each tipper driver was usually made to cough up between N200 and N500 before he could be allowed to leave.
She said, “Those policemen have become a menace on the road. When my driver is giving them money at times, I shed tears because they were using their privileged positions to extort money.
“It is not that we do not like their presence on that road because in the past, it used to be a hotbed of criminal activities. But I expect that they should have pity on us. If we desire to give them anything, it should come from our hearts, not by force.”
A tipper driver, Mr. Sunday James, called on the relevant authorities to caution the policemen.
James said on occasions that he tried to argue with them, they always threatened to impound his vehicle.
“On one of those occasions, my client was waiting for me to deliver his sand. In fact, wasting further time would have discredited me in the eye of the client. I had to part with the N500 they demanded,” he said.
Yet, another driver, who craved anonymity, said as it were, only the relevant authorities could save the situation.
He said, “It is not only on Igbe Road. At Ota Ona Road, linking Ogolonto, the situation is the same. When they see you carrying sand, it is looked as if you are carrying contraband.
“It is time the relevant authorities stepped in to stop the intimidation of our people who are doing legitimate business.”
Our correspondent, who passed through Igbe Road on Wednesday, observed that a police patrol team from Ijede Police Division, was conducting searches on some tippers at Alfa area of the road.
Spokesperson for Lagos Police Command, Ngozi Braide, promised to call back. But as of the time of going to  press, she did not.

Plateau Raid: 'We Are Still Picking Dead Bodies From The Bush'

About 32 people have been killed in three villages in Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State in an attack allegedly coordinated by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The attackers allegedly invaded Bolgang, Karkashi and Magama villages on Wednesday morning, shooting indiscriminately. They were said to have gone with motorbikes after those that tried to escape. Some of those killed were said to be students writing their National Examinations Council, NECO, examinations, while several houses and vehicles were burnt.
It was learnt that the attack was launched from nearby Shikal village, where they reportedly gathered days earlier. Majority of those killed at Magama were said to be the aged and children, while nine people were reported killed at Bolgang, which was completely razed.
‘I lost my mother, brother’
Chairman of the Provincial Church Council of COCIN, Rev. Nandip Miri, said he lost his aged father and brother in the attack, adding that the exact number of those killed was yet to be ascertained. He said: “We cannot know the actual number of people that lost their lives as we are still picking dead bodies from the bush.
The attackers followed the victims on motorcycles, killing them mercilessly as they tried to escape. “So many dead bodies were found in the bush and more may still be discovered later.” Over 100 houses razed Chairman, Management Committee for Langtang South Local Government Area, Mr. Narman Darko, confirmed on phone, yesterday, that 32 people were killed and over a hundred houses razed in the three villages.
He said 23 people were killed at Magama, seven at Bolgan, while two corpses were found between Karkashi and Magama. He said members of the Special Task Force have moved to the troubled area to forestall further attacks and urged the people to be security-conscious and to report suspicious movements to security men.

Plateau Raid: 'We Are Still Picking Dead Bodies From The Bush'

About 32 people have been killed in three villages in Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State in an attack allegedly coordinated by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The attackers allegedly invaded Bolgang, Karkashi and Magama villages on Wednesday morning, shooting indiscriminately. They were said to have gone with motorbikes after those that tried to escape. Some of those killed were said to be students writing their National Examinations Council, NECO, examinations, while several houses and vehicles were burnt.
It was learnt that the attack was launched from nearby Shikal village, where they reportedly gathered days earlier. Majority of those killed at Magama were said to be the aged and children, while nine people were reported killed at Bolgang, which was completely razed.
‘I lost my mother, brother’
Chairman of the Provincial Church Council of COCIN, Rev. Nandip Miri, said he lost his aged father and brother in the attack, adding that the exact number of those killed was yet to be ascertained. He said: “We cannot know the actual number of people that lost their lives as we are still picking dead bodies from the bush.
The attackers followed the victims on motorcycles, killing them mercilessly as they tried to escape. “So many dead bodies were found in the bush and more may still be discovered later.” Over 100 houses razed Chairman, Management Committee for Langtang South Local Government Area, Mr. Narman Darko, confirmed on phone, yesterday, that 32 people were killed and over a hundred houses razed in the three villages.
He said 23 people were killed at Magama, seven at Bolgan, while two corpses were found between Karkashi and Magama. He said members of the Special Task Force have moved to the troubled area to forestall further attacks and urged the people to be security-conscious and to report suspicious movements to security men.

Ban On Okada: Commercial Sex Workers lament Low Patronage

Commercial sex workers in Benin City, the Edo State capital, have expressed deep concern over the dwindling decline on patronage following the ban on Okada bike riders on the business.
Checks reveal that most of the owners of Red spots and brothels littered around some major streets within the metropolis have equally lamented the low patronage from clients who usually engage the services of bike riders to enjoy their pleasure.
Some of the popular spots visited by our correspondent including, Ugbague, Aso time, Twilite brothel, Jajat by Akpakpava, Time out by Ihama junction, Ugbogbo guest house, Atlantic hotel by third junction among others, have also been recording very low patronage. Amaka (not her real name) who is an in house sex worker at Ugbague said since the ban on Okada, business has been very poor adding that it is beginning to take an adverse effect on their business.
“My brother business no good at all, since the governor ban these Okada people, those that use to come and patronize us have reduced so much that we can hardly boast of having Three thousand naira for a day.”
“At times we use to do quickie for between three and five hundred naira, but now even at Two hundred naira, there is nobody to meet you. The truth is that those who used to come to us were not only Okada riders, men who don’t want people to see their cars parked in front of the brothel were our major clients but now, all that is gone. So, my brother show no dey again.” she stated.

PHOTOS: Igbo Man Running For Post Of Detroit Mayor

John Olumba presently a State of Michigan House Representative is a 31-year-old Nigerian running for the post of mayor in the city of Detroit in Michigan.
He is a lawyer, an ordained pastor and is the first man with Nigerian roots to be elected to the state office in Michigan's history.
In a recent interview he started that his father hails from Owerri in Imo State and he wants to lead the troubled city into an age of revival.
But he questions the record of some of the candidates.

“Are we going to go with someone who’s been a part of the political establishment? Across the United States, part of the slogan was ‘forward.’ It’s time for people to stop looking backward,” he said.

The newcomer to the mayoral race says he’s not worried about the other candidates and says he represents innovation. His plan for the city, he says, is trilateral: a war on poverty, corruption and crime. According to him, all go hand in hand.

My True Relationship With Peter Okoye- Munachi Abi

Former 2007 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) turned rapper finally speaks out on the rumoured affair with one of the P-Square brothers, Peter Okoye.
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Love is life and its the most beautiful thing to happen to anybody and Yes I believe in love at first sight but for me and Peter there's no such thing.
There is no romantic relationship between us, we are just very close friends and I even no his family as well, as a matter of fact I've known his baby mama, Lola Omatayo for years. I was just invited to be in his video (Ifunanya) and that was it. Nothing more than that.
I know how much Peter and Lola love themselves and I respect that, so I could never bring myself to hurt them.

15yrs After Death, Abacha Still Owes Nigeria €175m - WHILE IBB AND OTHERS THAT ARE ALIVE, OWE NIGERIAN NOTHING.


Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), yesterday, said Nigeria was yet to receive about €175 million starched in a foreign account by late military dictator, General Sani Abacha.
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Adoke, who spoke at the 2013 ministerial press briefing held in Abuja, yesterday, to highlight the mid-term achievements of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration as it pertains to the Ministry of Justice, said Federal Government had intensified its efforts to trace and repatriate Nigeria’s stolen assets abroad.
He said: “In this connection, we have maintained effective liaison and communication with targeted jurisdictions to keep pace with asset recovery proceedings in those jurisdictions.
Recovered monies
“In 2011, our close liaison and negotiation with the Island of Jersey led to the recovery and repatriation of £22.5 million confiscated by the Royal Court of Jersey from Raj Arjandes Bhojwani, an Indian national and associate of General Sani Abacha, on account of his money laundering transactions from Nigeria.
We continued the liaison and negotiations with the Principality of Liechtenstein, which recently confiscated EUR 175 million from the Abacha family and associated companies in Liechtenstein following a confiscation order by the Supreme Court of Liechtenstein. “However, the companies involved have lodged an appeal against the decision before the European Court of Justice in Strasburg.
“As soon as the appeal is concluded, firm arrangements consistent with the asset recovery provisions of the United Nations Convention against corruption, would be made to repatriate the forfeited sums to Nigeria.”
Meantime, Adoke disclosed that the Ministry of Justice, within the year under review, received 60 petitions bordering on breach of rights of citizens, lack of action on criminal matters by the law enforcement agencies.
Why FG can’t pardon Al-Mustapha
He also gave reasons why Federal Government cannot pardon the former Chief Security Officer to late General Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha.
It will be recalled that a Lagos High Court had sentenced Al-Mustapha, who is currently in prison custody, to death by hanging after he was found guilty in the murder of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, wife of late business mogul and presumed winner of the June 12 presidential election, Bashorun M.K.O Abiola. Adoke, who noted that Al-Mustapha was tried and convicted under the Lagos State law, insisted that Federal Government lacked the powers to delve into the case as such action would tantamount to subjudice. He said: “The case has gone to the Court of Appeal. It is not within the authority of the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, as it stands today. Even commenting on it will amount to subjudice. Justice is taking its course.”
While acknowledging that Nigeria is presently a part of the global debate on death sentence, Adoke said there was nothing the government could do to stop the execution of those currently on the waiting list of the hangman. He said most of the offences that attract death penalty fall under laws within the jurisdiction of states.
He maintained that in view of the fact that Nigeria is a country under the principle of federalism, there is nothing the Federal Government can do, pending the review of some of the extant laws, adding, “we hope the laws will be reviewed.”

Nigeria Yet To Receive €175m Abacha Loot From Liechtenstein – Adoke

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), on Thursday, said Nigeria was yet to receive about €175 million starched in a foreign account by late military dictator, General Sani Abacha.
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Adoke, who spoke at the 2013 ministerial press briefing held in Abuja, yesterday, to highlight the mid-term achievements of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration in regards to Ministry of Justice, said Federal Government had intensified its efforts to trace and repatriate Nigeria’s stolen assets abroad.

He said, “In this connection, we have maintained effective liaison and communication with targeted jurisdictions to keep pace with asset recovery proceedings in those jurisdictions.

“In 2011, our close liaison and negotiation with the Island of Jersey led to the recovery and repatriation of £22.5 million confiscated by the Royal Court of Jersey from Raj Arjandes Bhojwani, an Indian national and associate of General Sani Abacha, on account of his money laundering transactions from Nigeria.

“We continued the liaison and negotiations with the Principality of Liechtenstein, which recently confiscated EUR 175 million from the Abacha family and associated companies in Liechtenstein following a confiscation order by the Supreme Court of Liechtenstein.

“However, the companies involved have lodged an appeal against the decision before the European Court of Justice in Strasburg.

“As soon as the appeal is concluded, firm arrangements consistent with the asset recovery provisions of the United Nations Convention against corruption, would be made to repatriate the forfeited sums to Nigeria.”

Adoke further disclosed that the Ministry of Justice, in the year under review, received 60 petitions bordering on breach of rights of citizens, lack of action on criminal matters by the law enforcement agencies.

Northern Governors Protest, Forces PDP To Postpone Convention - WHAT ARE NIGERIANS WAITING FOR, CAN'T WE ALSO EMBARK ON MASS PROTEST AGAINST THE ACTIVITIES OF OUR LEADERS?

The protest by the northern state governors may have forced the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party to postpone its special national convention from July 20 to August 20.
photo The protest by the northern state governors may have forced the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party to postpone its special national convention from July 20 to August 20.
This  protest, which is hinged on the fact that July 2o falls  within   the Ramadan period, has also affected the South-West congress of the party initially slated for July 11. It may now hold  between August 13 and 17.
Investigations by our correspondent in Abuja on Thursday, showed that the governors were not happy with the decision to hold the congress and the convention when the majority of the delegates  might be fasting during the period.
Apart from this, the governors were also said to have protested the composition of the leadership of the convention committee, which is made up of mostly  Christians.
For example, the chairman of the committee, Prof. Jerry Gana;   his deputy, Governor Godswill Akpabio and the Secretary, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, are all Christians.
“You can see the insensitivity of those who put the committee together and that is why we are having this type  of embarrassment and uncaring attitude on the part of the committee,” one of the Northern governors told our correspondent in  confidence in Abuja  on Thursday.
The protest by the governors was  said to have been communicated to the National Chairman of the party, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, who called an emergency meeting of the National Working Committee of the party on Wednesday.
Investigations showed that the NWC agreed to shift the convention, but no date had been picked.
Before the decision to shift the two events were reached, Tukur was said to have rushed to the Presidential Villa, where he briefed President Goodluck Jonathan on the governors’ observation.
A member of the NWC, who spoke with journalists on condition of anonymity,  said, “The NWC at its meeting is proposing August 20. This is on the understanding that the Muslim fasting will end between August 8 and 9 and therefore, the South -West  zonal congresses will take place between August 13 and 17, while the special   convention will take place on Tuesday, August 20,  2013”.
Meanwhile, the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Tony Okeke, has confirmed the cancellation of the two events.
He said, “The NWC   wishes to announce that the South-West Zonal Congresses and the Special National Convention of the party have been rescheduled in view of the Muslim Ramadan fasting.
“New dates for the South West Zonal Congresses and the Special National Convention of the party will be announced.”
At least, 20  members of the  party’s NWC had last week resigned because of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s report, which voided their elections.
 A former National Secretary of the PDP, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, who was sacked a few months ago, had written the  party, saying his position was not vacant.
Oyinlola was not among the NWC members, whose elections were voided by INEC.
In spite of the former governor’s letter, the party, on Tuesday, in an advertorial announced the South-West congresses and the  special convention.

59-Year-Old Man Arrested For 8-Year Old Girl

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 59-year-old man for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl in Ketu area of the state.
According to the police, the suspect, identified as Soneye, raped the victim at his home located at Badejoko Street, Ikosi, Ketu.
The suspect, whose nickname is 'Babalawo', allegedly lured the victim to his house while she was on her way to school.
The eight-year-old victim has said that the incident happened when she was going to her school.
According to her “I was with my friend and we were on our way to school when Baba (Soneye), who lives in the next compound from ours, called me. He told my friend to wait outside and then took me into his room.
“He pulled down his trousers, took off my pants and inserted his penis into my private part. I later ran out of his room due to the pain I felt. Baba came out and told my friend and me that he would deal with us if we told anyone.”
It was learnt the victim and her friend did not tell anyone about the incident which happened late last year until recently when officials of the Kosofe Local Government Education Authority visited Idera Primary School, which she attended.
The victim opened up to the officials that she was having severe pain in her vagina and after interviewing her, she told them about her defilement.
The officials were said to have reported the matter at Ketu Police Division on Tuesday, after which the suspect was arrested.
The suspect however denied having carnal knowledge of the eight-year-old, adding that he was having problems with his reproductive organ.
“These girls are telling lies against me. They claimed the incident allegedly took place last year and yet they are just reporting it. As I am, I have not been sexually active because I have been having challenges,” he said.
The victim’s mother told our correspondent that she was not home as of the time the incident occurred.
She however, confirmed that her daughter had been complaining of vaginal pains for sometime but she never took it seriously.
A doctor’s report made available to our correspondent stated that the victim had lost her virginity and had bruises in her private part.
“Examination shows bruises and broken vaginal hymen,” the report read.
When contacted on the telephone, the spokesperson for the state police command, Ngozi Braide, confirmed Soneye’s arrest.
She said, “The case will soon be charged to court.”

How To Know If Your Woman Is Cheating (And Catch Her In The Act)

You have a creeping suspicion she's seeing someone else. Here's how to conduct an interview that will make her divulge the truth.

Work from a "zero behavioral baseline,". In other words, look for sudden deviations in her usual conduct: a new hairstyle and clothes, more concern with hygiene and fitness, prolonged absences, less interest in sex.

If enough signs exist, set a trap. Buy two romantic cards that are exactly the same. Send one to her at work, unsigned. If she's having an affair, she won't mention it, because she won't know who sent it.

Now "play" the second card. Tell her you need to talk. Make sure it's after dark, because it'll make her feel more relaxed.Sit at a table on which you previously placed the second card. Don't make it too obvious, but be sure she notices it. This is called "introducing a stressor."

Don't confront her with the card. Instead, look in her eyes and ask, "Are you having an affair?" Study what she does next. If she repeats the question, drops her eyes, looks away, folds her arms, licks her lips, crosses her legs, or picks some invisible lint off her clothing, she's stalling and is probably guilty. It's time to go in stronger.

Ask the question again, this time glancing at the card but still not fully acknowledging it. If she truly has something to hide, she'll become increasingly agitated.

Finally, to spark a confession, provide what FBI interrogators call a "face-saving scenario." Say this: "I know we've been having problems, and I don't blame you if you did this, but I just want the truth." If she's being perceived as a victim, she'll be more likely to talk.

Don't be misled by . . . her denials. Those with a history of lying are good at it. Other people besides criminals are chronic liars. Don't make the mistake of thinking everyone is honest."

Meet the Man Who Claims He Has Lived WITHOUT FOOD for Five Years


Meet the Man Who Claims Has Lived WITHOUT FOOD for Five Years 
A Sri Lankan man claims he has survived on nothing by fresh air for the past five years.
Breatharian Kirby de Lanerolle insists he gets all the nourishment he needs from light, wind and the "vibrations of God".
Experts believe humans can only live for two months without food.
But Kirby claims he's in excellent health and the breatharian lifestyle can actually reverse the ageing process and make him immortal.
During an appearance on TV show Taboo USA, Kirby explained: "There are energy sources out there that are greater than the food calories you are putting in your body.
"Calories come from photons and light and vibrations and wind.
"Anything can feed you if your energy centres are open."
Kirby admits he has cheated and swallowed down seven meals in the past 10 months, but he has limited himself to 500 calories each time.

UNIBUJA LECTURERS - MASSIVE SALES OF GP (GRADES) FOR CARRY OVER GRADUATING STUDENTS



Names of lecturers  to be display soon....

P-Square, Jude, Iyanya Donate 6million To OJB

P-Square and elder brother Jude 'Engees' Okoye visited OJB Jezreel yesterday and made a N5million naira donation to him for his16million kidney transplant in India.
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While the kukere master, Iyanya & his manager/business partner, Ubi Franklin who just returned back to the country from London yesterday alod visited him and donated 1million naira.
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Apparently OJB produced 'Gbadun You', the first track on Iyanya's first album after he won Project Fame in 2008

P-Square, Jude, Iyanya Donate 6million To OJB

28 June, 2013
Arts and Entertainment
P-Square and elder brother Jude 'Engees' Okoye visited OJB Jezreel yesterday and made a N5million naira donation to him for his16million kidney transplant in India.
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While the kukere master, Iyanya & his manager/business partner, Ubi Franklin who just returned back to the country from London yesterday alod visited him and donated 1million naira.
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Apparently OJB produced 'Gbadun You', the first track on Iyanya's first album after he won Project Fame in 2008

Office Romance: Secretary Demands N.1m Pay-Off From Lecturer 'Lover'

A 39-year-old lady who is the personal secretary to a professor at the Delta State University, DELSU,has been arrested for sending a threatening message to the professor asking him to pay her N100,000 as 'settlement' for having sexual relationship or be ready to be publicly exposed.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Lucky Uyabeme, the lady (names within) was arrested after a report was lodged by the Professor of Faculty of fine arts, DELSU, Abraka who said received a threat text message from an unknown person demanding N100,000 to avoid defamatory publication on him.
“However, through intelligence policing, special anti-kidnapping squad operatives based at Obiaruku tracked and arrested the personal secretary to the professor.”
The suspect who was weeping when questioned said I did not do anything. My crime is that I am sleeping with a married man. The Prof is my boyfriend. I asked him for N100,000 or I would make it known to the public that we were dating. I wanted to end the relationship and use the money as a pay-off.
“We have been dating for two years now. I run a boutique and a business centre in Abraka. I am also the private secretary to the professor.
“He  has not been paying. I did not want to blackmail him. I did not mean any harm when I sent the text message. I never expected it was going to be like this. I felt because we were dating he would give me the money.”

Office Romance: Secretary Demands N.1m Pay-Off From Lecturer 'Lover'

28 June, 2013
Local
A 39-year-old lady who is the personal secretary to a professor at the Delta State University, DELSU,has been arrested for sending a threatening message to the professor asking him to pay her N100,000 as 'settlement' for having sexual relationship or be ready to be publicly exposed.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Lucky Uyabeme, the lady (names within) was arrested after a report was lodged by the Professor of Faculty of fine arts, DELSU, Abraka who said received a threat text message from an unknown person demanding N100,000 to avoid defamatory publication on him.
“However, through intelligence policing, special anti-kidnapping squad operatives based at Obiaruku tracked and arrested the personal secretary to the professor.”
The suspect who was weeping when questioned said I did not do anything. My crime is that I am sleeping with a married man. The Prof is my boyfriend. I asked him for N100,000 or I would make it known to the public that we were dating. I wanted to end the relationship and use the money as a pay-off.
“We have been dating for two years now. I run a boutique and a business centre in Abraka. I am also the private secretary to the professor.
“He  has not been paying. I did not want to blackmail him. I did not mean any harm when I sent the text message. I never expected it was going to be like this. I felt because we were dating he would give me the money.”

Hospital Nurse Porn Pictures Leaked, Found In Married Man's Bedroom

A  woman was shocked when she returned from South Africa and found nude pictures of another woman in her house.
 
The woman, a nurse at Chitungwiza Central Hospital had been sleeping with her husband while she was away. Tatenda Mudavanhu who was a beauty therapist in South Africa stumbled on the naked pictures of her husband's lover Susan Magutakuwona of Unit C in Chitungwiza on her return. Susan began having sex with Tatenda's husband, Farai Mudavanhu when Tatenda left the country for South Africa where she had found a job.
 
"I was in South Africa for three months and when I came back I heard that my husband was having an adulterous affair with this woman. I saw messages in my hubby's phone and I called her, telling her to leave my husband alone but she said to me 'SUNGIRA IMBWA YAKO'. I then discovered nude pictures of her and confronted my husband about it and he said the woman is engaged with a pornographic agency and sends her nude pictures there and he apologised to me," said Tatenda.
 
To add salt to the wound, Tatenda also said that she also saw Susan's clothes in their matrimonial bedroom.
 
"I have no doubt that there was something going on between my husband and her when I was away because I also found Susan's clothes in my house and I suspect that she used to stay at my house. When I told her to come to collect her things, she shouted at me. My husband apologised but I think they are still seeing each other because most of the dialled numbers in his phone belong to her. I'm informed  that the woman is married but her husband is not in the country," said Tatenda.
 
Tatenda added that she had met Susan and even her mother and told her to leave her husband.
 
"I have met her and even her mother, telling her to leave my husband but the conversation was not smooth. My friend even confirmed that she is a staff nurse at Chitungwiza Central Hospital," she said.
 
Responding to the allegations, Farai confirmed that he was in possession of the nude pictured, but said that he was no longer having an affair with Susan.
 
"Well I used to be in a relationship (adulterous) with Susan a long time ago but it's over now. A week ago I gave her a lift and she left the nude pictures in my car, so when my wife saw them, she then started to think that I am now going out with Susan (again)," said Farai.
 
However, Susan denied the allegations.
"I do not know the guy you are talking about. Whoever gave you those pictures should tell you every detail you want to know about me. I am recording this conversation, and you shall see what I am going to do to you if you ever publish that story," fumed Susan. Hmetro

Horrific: Maggots Helped Woman, 70, to Survive After Her Daughter, 46, Left Her to Die

Horrific: Maggots Helped Woman, 70, to Survive After Her Daughter, 46, Left Her to Die 
A woman has been arrested today after police found her elderly mother stuck to her soiled bedding with hundreds of maggots crawling over her.
Firefighters and medics in hazardous material suits had to pull the 70-year-old mother from her home and take her to the Valley Medical Center in King County, where she is listed in critical condition.
Her daughter Sherrie Morton, 46, was charged with second-degree criminal mistreatment of a dependent person. She told deputies the maggots only appeared on her mother's leg wound two days before police arrived.
But paramedics say the woman had been injured at least a month before. Doctors said the septic wound and gangrene could have taken her leg.
Flies were circling the room where she was found and the 70-year-old complained her legs were 'burning'.
Morton told police it took her hours to change her 400-pound mother's diaper and bedding and she used shaving cream to clean her. She also admitted she smelled rotting flesh recently.
King County Sheriff's Det Marylisa Priebe-Olson said in court papers: 'The maggots may have helped keep (the woman) alive due to the fact that they were eating the rotting skin that was infected and helping to slow the infection.'
Medical staff removed hundreds of maggots from the elderly woman's body in the days after she was rescued.
Horrific: Maggots Helped Woman, 70, to Survive After Her Daughter, 46, Left Her to Die
Morton said she had been living at the home with her mother for 13 years and insisted she had just changed her diaper and bedding two days before, Seattle Pi reports.
She only dialled Emergency services (911) when her friend threatened to do it after seeing hundreds of maggots covering the mother's exposed sores. She described it as a 'horror movie'.
Detective Priebe-Olsen told the court the mother claimed to have been well looked after by her daughter.
'(She) said in the hospital that her care at home was fine,' the detective told the court. 'However, (she) did not understand that maggots eating her flesh was not good care.'
Detective Priebe-Olsonalso noted that large piles of garbage were inside the home and there was a strong smell of rotting flesh, feces and ammonia.
Morton remains jailed on $150,000 bail.

"My Husband Has Not Had Sex With Me In 3 Years" - HELP! What do i do?

I’m a 34-year old woman who has been married for three and a half years. My husband avoided sex in every possible way since day one.
A couple of times we did manage to have sex, but it was not a happy situation because, now in hindsight, I can see that he just didn’t insert it right. For the first few months he said it was my virgin pain that he couldn’t handle. Then, he said it was the stress at work, hence he was low on libido. Almost three years of marriage passed like that.
However, through this period he told people behind my back that ours was a sexless marriage because I was frigid. Even though I knew he’d spoken about me I stayed on in the marriage because, apart from the sex problem, we were really close as friends. So, when he apologized and broke down for speaking lies about me, I preferred to forget it.
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Career-wise, he has always been unsteady. He attempted to start a new venture two years ago which crashed totally eight months back. Since that time he has been quite depressed and distant from me. He’s constantly on the computer gaming, or on the phone. Suddenly, in the past three months he’s made it clear that he wants to end the marriage. He gives all kinds of reasons from the two of us having no understanding to me being unsupportive. All of which none is true. Sexually, he says he’s now fine, but he is not attracted to me anymore for us to even initiate sex. He says in the initial years of our marriage we couldn’t have sex due to various circumstances, but now it’s too late to rekindle passion and interest.
He will never be honest with me how much I try asking. Many of his actions point out to him being gay. Before marriage we were together for two years, but never had intercourse (we only helped each other masturbate). So, I couldn’t tell. He could hardly kiss well, even though he would try. But, my only reasoning was that his sexual interest was less than mine, or probably I was very high on sex. And, the homophobia thing also applies to him.

"I Can't Say No To Sex With Men And This

I need to share my story.
Since I was a teenager, I have not been able to say no to sex with men. I have had a lot of sexual partners and sometimes in my relationship, my boyfriends break up with me because of my addict.
I just can't stop. Anytime a guy that approach me for sex, I get so excited and I end up spreading my legs for him without thinking about it. After the act, I begin to regret it.
I am 27-years-old now and my last boyfriend just broke up with me after I confessed to him that I have slept with 11 men during our 10-month relationship. I really loved him but he could not forgive me.
Now I'm afraid my lifestyle would prevent me from finding a husband and time is running out.
What do I do?

"I Can't Say No To Sex With Men And This

I need to share my story.
Since I was a teenager, I have not been able to say no to sex with men. I have had a lot of sexual partners and sometimes in my relationship, my boyfriends break up with me because of my addict.
I just can't stop. Anytime a guy that approach me for sex, I get so excited and I end up spreading my legs for him without thinking about it. After the act, I begin to regret it.
I am 27-years-old now and my last boyfriend just broke up with me after I confessed to him that I have slept with 11 men during our 10-month relationship. I really loved him but he could not forgive me.
Now I'm afraid my lifestyle would prevent me from finding a husband and time is running out.
What do I do?

"I Can't Say No To Sex With Men And This

I need to share my story.
Since I was a teenager, I have not been able to say no to sex with men. I have had a lot of sexual partners and sometimes in my relationship, my boyfriends break up with me because of my addict.
I just can't stop. Anytime a guy that approach me for sex, I get so excited and I end up spreading my legs for him without thinking about it. After the act, I begin to regret it.
I am 27-years-old now and my last boyfriend just broke up with me after I confessed to him that I have slept with 11 men during our 10-month relationship. I really loved him but he could not forgive me.
Now I'm afraid my lifestyle would prevent me from finding a husband and time is running out.
What do I do?

"I Can't Say No To Sex With Men And This

I need to share my story.
Since I was a teenager, I have not been able to say no to sex with men. I have had a lot of sexual partners and sometimes in my relationship, my boyfriends break up with me because of my addict.
I just can't stop. Anytime a guy that approach me for sex, I get so excited and I end up spreading my legs for him without thinking about it. After the act, I begin to regret it.
I am 27-years-old now and my last boyfriend just broke up with me after I confessed to him that I have slept with 11 men during our 10-month relationship. I really loved him but he could not forgive me.
Now I'm afraid my lifestyle would prevent me from finding a husband and time is running out.
What do I do?

NSCDC Declares War on Conspirators, Illegal Oil Refineries

NSCDC Declares War on Oil Bunkers, Illegal RefineriesThe Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Commission (NSCDC) has declared war against criminals and conspirators of oil theft as well as the operators of illegal oil refineries in the country.
The Commandant General of NSCDC, Dr. Ade Abolurin disclosed this Thursday in Abuja at workshop organised for commandants of different states to restrategise on their operational tactics.
According to Abolurin, the aim of the workshop was to "restrategise and map-out new operational tactics towards ensuring that security such as vandalism, oil theft, illegal oil refineries which have become cankerworm in our environment be put to a stop".

ACN Protests Amaechi's Ill-Trearment at Presidential Dinner

ACN Protests Amaechi's Ill-Trearment at Presidential DinnerThe Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to order an inquiry into a report alleging that Rivers State Governor, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi was barred from paying his respects to the President at a dinner in the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday.
In a statement issued on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the President should ensure that whoever is behind such a condescending treatment of a State Governor is properly sanctioned to serve as a deterrent.
“'We are making this call because we do not believe that, in spite of the reported frosty relations between the two, President Jonathan - as the father of the nation - will lend the weight of his high office to such a demeaning action as exhibited by the presidential security personnel”, he said.

Ojukwu's 'Son' Vs Family

Ojukwu’s ‘Son’ Drags Family To Court, Demands N100mn

The legal tussle within the family of the late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu shows no sign of abating with Debe Odumegwu-Ojukwu suing the family for N100 million for refusing to allow him perform the funeral rites of the Biafran war lord.
Debe, a former police officer, is urging the Federal High Court, Lagos, to stop the family’s “serial and sustained threats to maim or kill him.”
The Igbo leader died in November 2011.
Mr. Debe said that the refusal to allow him perform the dust-to-dust funeral rites of the late Odumegwu-Ojukwu is ‘illegal and unlawful” and amounts to a violation of his rights.
“The discrimination against the applicant in performing the dust-to-dust funeral rites in honour of his deceased father during his burial obsequies…. being his first and eldest son, and the consequent loss of self esteem and good standing before his immediate family, peers and the whole world,” Mr. Debe said in his court papers.
He added that the family’s exclusion exposed him to “public derision, great distress, mental torture, psychological disorientation, public odium, ridicule, and obloquy.”
Joined in the suit are Ojukwu Transport Limited; Joseph Ojukwu; Emmanuel Ojukwu; Lotanna Ojukwu; and Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu.
Others are Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu (Junior); Patricia Ojukwu; Margaret Mogbo (nee Ojukwu); Inspector General of Police; Ibrahim Muktar, former Anambra State Commissioner of Police; and Mike Okoli, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Anambra State.
Mr. Debe, who is also a lawyer, is representing himself in the suit.
In his response, Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu (Junior) insisted that Mr. Debe is not the son of his late father.

Kwara Police Parade 10 Suspects from Robbery, Cult Gangs (Photos) - While Top Nigerian Politicians That Stole BILLIONS Walk Free without being prosecuted (who is the real Robber?)

Ten armed robbery suspects were on Thursday paraded before journalists by the Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Police Force at its headquarters in Ilorin, for their alleged involvement in various crimes within and outside the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Olufemi Fabode, during the briefing,  disclosed that three of the suspects, Adewumi Kayode, 36; Abiodun Abdulmalik Ojulari, 32; and Akeem Afolabi, 31, were responsible for the killing of a medical doctor working with the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, UITH, Dr. Ariyo Adewumi, in April this year.
Kwara Police Parade 10 Suspects from Robbery, Cult Gangs (Photos)
He said: “The armed hoodlums also ransacked the home of their and made away with valuables such as a Honda Accord car with registration number AA 685 AU, two blackberry mobile phones, one Samsung galaxy handset, a plasma TV set, sound system, jewellery and other valuable items.
“On receiving the information, the scene of the crime was immediately visited by the police operatives and necessary preliminary investigative actions were taken, leading to the recovery of weapons used for the operation.”
Fabode further revealed the various crimes of snatching of cars at gun point, robbing homes, among others, were carried out by a gang of four robbers, with one of them called Seun presently at large.
Another suspect, Segun Abraham, according to the PPRO, was arrested with a locally made pistol and three live cartridges, following a tip off.
Kwara Police Parade 10 Suspects from Robbery, Cult Gangs (Photos)
Their arrest followed a raid carried out at Ariya Hotel in Ilorin, adding that the suspect was a member of the five-man armed robbery gang that attacked and robbed the former vice chairman of Offa Local Government Area, Adeleke at his Offa residence in March during which the victim was dispossessed of his Toyota Camry car and other valuables.
Three other suspects, Fabode said, were arrested by military personnel at the scene of the attack on the suspended chairman of Offa Local Government Area, Prince Saheed Popoola.

PHOTOS: Tonto Dikeh Goes Marijuana


It no news that this actress does not care what anyone thinks about her.
Tonto Dikeh posted the picture below of a rolled-up marijuana.
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Just in case you aren't sure it's weed, see another photo below;
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Is she trying to tell us something?

Your Security Is Guaranteed, Wamakko Tells NYSC Members


Batch B Corpers that have been deployed to Sokoto state has been assured of their safety.
Governor of the state, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko promised that the government will do everything in their power to ensure security of lives and properties.
“Your security is guaranteed just like those of the other indigenes and residents of the state. Sokoto State remained one of the most peaceful states in Nigeria,” he says.
The governor made this known during the swearing in of the 1,446 Batch B corps members deployed to the state.

Death Penalty Could Only Be Banned by Amending the Constitution - Adoke

Death Penalty Could Only Be Banned by Amending the Constitution - AdokeThe Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, said in Abuja on Thursday that death penalty was recognised in Nigerian law and could only be abolished through a review of the constitution.
Adoke made the statement at the 2013 Ministerial Platform and added that it was not possible to abolish the death penalty till the law was reviewed by relevant stakeholders.
He also said issues involving imposing death sentence as a punitive measure were state offences and as such it would be difficult to impose it on any of the states of the federation.
“The issue of death sentence is a very sensitive issue, considering the on-going global debate.
“However, that debate has not metamorphosed into the abolition of death sentence in our law and most of the issues involving death sentences are state offences.
“We know that abolition is the current trend today. However, under the Nigerian law, in our statutes and constitution, death sentence is recognised,” the minister said.
He said the Federal Government could, as in a country operating a federation, only partner with the various states to find a lasting solution to the issue.
“We cannot, in operating a federation, impose on the various states how to run their laws.
“But we will continue to engage them and we will continue to partner with them and continue to see what can be done to make them buy into the issue of abolition.
“At the appropriate time, when we have the key stakeholders to buy into it, I think the law will be reviewed and this will become a thing of the past,” Adoke said.
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