Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hoodlums attack Ibadan community, kill three, burn houses

          No fewer than 200 shops were either burnt or vandalised with about 10 houses, a commercial tricycle, two articulated vehicles and several cars were destroyed on Sunday when suspected political thugs unleashed mayhem in Ibadan South-West Local Government Area.
         Eyewitnesses said at least three persons were killed in the attack while an attempt was made to burn a petrol station at Popo Yemoja junction.The affected areas are Born Photo, Isale Osi, Idi Arere and Popoyemoja.It was gathered that the hoodlums arrived at the area around 9am and began to shoot sporadically, burning houses, looting shops and destroying vehicles.The area remained desolate as the residents had fled the area.
      The mayhem continued for about two hours before policemen arrived at the scene to restore order, but not after the attackers had achieved their objectives.Residents,who spoke to punch correspondent, linked the violence to the attack that happened on Friday,where a policeman was short dead and another seriously injured.The scene of Friday’s attack was about four kilometres to Born Photo, where Sunday’s attack began.Mr Okunola Asimiyu, whose house on SW9/263 was burnt and destroyed by the thugs, said he was shocked and wondered why his house was a target.

          Police Public Relation Officer, Oyo State Police Command, Olabisi Ilobanefor, said the police had yet to make arrest and that the state Commissioner for Police, Kola Sodipo, would address the media over the spate of attacks in the state on Monday.

Obama fundraiser arrested for sex with 15-year-old boy


           He’s a mega bundler for President Obama. He’s been on Air Force One. He’s shared a Christmas visit with Michelle Obama at the White House. And now he’s being accused of sex with a minor.
           Terry Bean,66, a gay activist and major Democratic fund-raiser, was arrested Wednesday in Portland, Ore., for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old boy.Bean’s ex-boyfriend, Kiah Lawson, 25, was arrested Thursday in connection with the same incident.The arrests follow an angry breakup between the couple, where Bean accused his former boyfriend of extortion after Lawson gained access to hidden video images from Bean’s bedroom.
           Authorities said the duo found the 15-year-old online and had a sexual encounter with him in an Oregon hotel in 2013.Bean, who raised more than $500,000 for Obama’s campaign in 2012, is charged with third-degree sodomy and third-degree sexual abuse in the sexual encounter.
Says his lawyers:“Over the course of several months in 2013-2014, Terry was the victim of an extortion ring led by several men known to law enforcement,” attorney Kristen Winemiller said in a statement. “This current arrest is connected to the ongoing investigation of that case in which Mr. Bean has fully cooperated.“No allegations against Terry Bean should be taken at face value. We look forward to the opportunity to clear his name.”Via.nypost

     Good luck. You’re gonna need it.

Creepy : Lebanese digs up his mum’s grave to take a selfie with her


           A Lebanese graveyard guard, Deab Saiqly, who loves to spend time in the graveyard, dug up his mother’s grave and took a selfie with the corpse, according to an MBC TV report.The MBC TV Channel interviewed the man and asked a psychologist to analyze the case, and the man seemed very normal and showed no sign of any mental problems.Deab, during the interview, said he feels happiness being among the dead. He also said he rejected a proposal for marriage from a lady in the US because he did not want to leave the grave where he works. He says he often takes selfies with corpses, but only kept the picture with his mother.

WTH: Nigerian Man marries his own daughter to get her UK Visa

         A Nigerian Home Office worker ‘married’ his own daughter to get her a British visa, The extraordinary scam was apparently executed by Jelili Adesanya while ministers turned a blind eye.Mr Adesanya, 54, has lived here for more than 30 years and holds a British passport, but wanted his daughter, her husband and their four sons to join him from Nigeria.He faked a wedding ceremony complete with a photograph of the happy ‘couple’ which helped fool immigration officials that his daughter, Karimotu Adenike, was really his wife.

           Miss Adenike, who is in her mid-30s, was duly granted permission to live in the UK.The pair are waiting for her to be granted a permanent right to remain before they undergo a quiet divorce and attempt to bring the rest of her family here.It is expected she would try to remarry her real husband to get them all visas.But despite being tipped off two years ago, the Home Office seems to have done nothing to stop the scam by one of their own workers.Until recently, Mr Adesanya was employed as an occupational health nurse for the Home Office, working with immigration officials at Gatwick airport.A whistleblower sent letters to the High Commission in Lagos and the UK Border Agency including specific details such as names, addresses, passport numbers and even a copy of the wedding photograph.When there was no response, he sent emails to then Home Secretary Jacqui Smith and ministers Vernon Coaker and Phil Woolas on February 1 this year. He heard nothing.
           Mr Adesanya, who came to Britain in 1976, flew back to Nigeria on May 29, 2007, and held the bogus wedding ceremony a few days later at a register office in Ikorodu, Lagos.A source said: ‘They paid people to attend the wedding so that the British High Commission in Lagos would believe it was genuine. The commission then gave Karimotu Adenike a two-year settlement visa in October 2007.‘On her settlement visa application form, of course, she did not mention that she already had a husband and four children.‘The date of birth on her Nigerian passport is not her real date of birth.’Miss Adenike is believed to have aged herself by ten years on her wedding certificate to disguise the age gap with her father.Although her settlement visa expired last month, she is hoping to be given the right to remain.David Burrowes, the Conservative MP for Enfield Southgate and Shadow Justice Minister, was also tipped off by the whistleblower and wrote to the Home Office.
        This time there was a reply, but it said that although the matter was ‘under investigation’, no further information would be provided because it could ‘breach of our obligations under the Data Protection Act’.Mr Burrowes told the Mail: ‘I am very surprised and concerned that no action appears to have been taken, because the allegations are extremely serious.’Mr Adesanya, who lives with his daughter in Dagenham, Essex, vehemently denied the plot and said he had never been questioned about the allegations.He said: ‘Married my own daughter? I have never heard anything like this in my life. I deny it. She is my wife, not my daughter.’
         However, asked to confirm his ‘wife’s’ date of birth, he said he did not know without checking her passport, and refused to allow her to speak for herself.Unbeknown to him, his daughter had confirmed the arrangement when she told a friend she would shortly apply for her own British passport and ‘divorce daddy’.Last night Jonathan Sedgwick, from the UK Border Agency, said: ‘These individuals are already under investigation, and I want to make it clear that abuse of our immigration laws will not be tolerated.‘If we identify marriages which we believe are not genuine, we will challenge them and prosecute where appropriate.‘We are determined to send home any foreign nationals convicted of these types of crimes once they have served their sentences.’

Does romance kill men's sex drive?

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          It's no secret that women have more of a soft spot for chick flicks than men do, but new research may explain just why that is.
            According to a study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, not only does romance not appeal to men in the same way it does to women, but it actually lessens their sex drives.In fact, male participants in the experiment were more turned on by video clips from a documentary about English history than they were by the famous first kiss scene in Titanic.'Their sexuality is more dependent on the relationship context,' says Dr Dewitte, explaining that this difference is due to gender roles in evolution.'For women, the attachment system is more important, so the partner stays with them and raises the child. So it makes sense that sexuality is much more related to the relationship.' Further proof of this has been seen in studies in which women are shown porn movies. 'Their body reacts - they’re genitally aroused - but they don’t feel anything,' says Dr Dewitte.However, 'we know that if you let women watch porn that is more female-oriented, embedded in a story, they respond with more sexual arousal.'Dr Dewitte's study involved 86 men and 78 women who were analyzed as they watched three different video clips.
   For women, the attachment system is more important, so the partner stays with them and raises the child
          The first was of a couple having sex; the second was the scene in Titanic where Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet have their first kiss, followed by a romantic clip from 1993's Indecent Proposal; and the third was part of a documentary about English history.Then the participants were asked to report how they felt, both mentally and physically, as well as complete a survey to measure how much they wanted sex afterwards.For women, the number one turn-on were the clips from Titanic and Indecent Proposal, which won out even over the sex scenes.This, according to the authors, is because women are more sexually stimulated by fantasy, which they can conjure up by watching romantic scenes. Unsurprisingly, men felt more inclined to have sex after watching the explicit video.What is surprising, however, is that the men were more likely to desire sex after watching the history documentary than they were after watching the Titanic scene - indicating that they are actually physically turned off by romance. The study did.Via.daily mail
Men over to you are these findings true?

Newborn baby boy abandoned in drain near Sydney's M7, rescued by cyclists


          The malnourished baby boy was found abandoned at the bottom of a 2.4m drain, covered by a concrete slab, after a cyclist and his daughter heard the baby’s screams early Sunday morning. It took six men, including three police officers, to lift the 200kg slab and rescue the tiny baby, who was still wrapped in his hospital blanket.
       Police were questioning the boy’s 30-year-old-mother, who is expected to be charged with attempted murder.They are still trying to determine exactly when the boy was dumped in the drain, but believe he may have been there since Tuesday. David Otte was cycling on the shared path on the M7 with his 18-year-old daughter Hayley when they heard a strange noise coming from the drain at about 7.30am.“We actually thought it was a kitten at first, but when we went down there we could hear exactly what it was, you could definitely tell it was a baby screaming,” Mr Otte said.“We’re just thinking about the little fella, he’s a beautiful, beautiful baby.”
        Mr Otte and other cyclists quickly contacted police, who rushed to the scene to help with the rescue.Senior Constable Mark McAlister was among the first on the scene and helped to move the slab, before climbing into the drain with another detective to rescue the baby.“It was a bit surreal actually,” Sen Const McAlister said.“How could someone do it? I, myself, have kids and we’re expecting a baby in a few more months so it’s not good that someone’s going through this and has done this to a little one.”Via.dailytelegraph

Rihanna Reunites With Her Baby Cousin Majesty In Barbados

         Roc Nation badgal Rihanna has been on a mini-promo run over the last month as she it is heavily rumored that she plans to drop her next album any day now but she recently took a brief break to head back home to Barbados for some family time.
Among the fam that she’s visiting with while back in her hometown is none other than her precious new baby cousin Majesty. Rih took to her IG page with this priceless pic of herself and little miss Majesty enjoying some R&R earlier this week: 
Barbados will always be heauxm

Is D'banj the Koko Master in bad debt ? Read the full gist below


            A Technology company, MindHub Technologies is claiming D’banj is owing them the sum of  $240,000,000 and another  N15,000,000, which the artiste has not denied but issued them post-dated cheques which were bounced back.
        MindHub Technologies who now speaks with D’banj through their lawyers after all efforts made by them for him to pay proved abortive said D’banj has only deemed it  fit since last year to pay only N8,600,000 out of the N15,000,000 and has not paid a single penny form the $240,000,000. 
     “We act as Solicitors to MINDHUB TECHNOLOGIES LTD (hereinafter called “OUR CLIENT”), and on whose instruction we write you this letter in the manner stated hereunder.
It is our brief that sometime in January 2013 in Lagos, you signed a Personal Guarantee/Memorandum of Undertaking with our client wherein you agreed/undertook to pay our client the investment fund of N100,000,000.00k (One Hundred Million Naira Only) given to D KINGS MEDIA LIMITED by our client, should the latter default in payment of the debt. The said debt is made up of Nigerian and United States of America’s currencies,” the letter addressed to him stated.
        The case is already in a Lagos high court and due for hearing, why it has been almost impossible for months now to serve D’banj, because he has been outside the country, while some however claim the major reason D’banj has been in the US is because he does not want to be served. Whatever that means we hope they settle this fast

Bukky Wright for House of Reps

        Popular Yoruba actress, Bukky Wright, has joined the league of Nigerian entertainers who want to be in government, come 2015. She is contesting as a member of the House of Representatives at the the Abeokuta South Federal Constituency, under the Social Democratic Party.

Sad news: 15 people die in Enugu road accident


         No fewer than 15 persons were yesterday confirmed dead when a heavy duty truck laden with 600 bags of cement suffered break failure, lost control and rammed into a market in Oji-River, Enugu State.The incident occurred along the old Onitsha express way by Rio filing station at about 10.15 am.
         The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident in a press release:“Over 15 corpses have been evacuated from the accident.
“The bodies were deposited at a nearby mortuary for identification. The driver of the truck and its conductor have been arrested.”

        Relatives of some of the deceased were at the mortuary to try and identify some bodies as at the time of going to press.

Igbinedion, Others will know fate Jan 30 2015 Over N25bn Fraud - EFCC

      A Federal High Court sitting in Benin, Edo State has reserved ruling in the N25bn money laundering and abuse of office charge brought against Michael Igbinedion and Charles Eboigbodin by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, for January 30, 2015.Justice J. Liman fixed the January 30 date for judgment after the adoption of written addresses by counsels for the prosecution, Rotimi Jacob and Mike Ozekhome, and counsels for the accused, Ricky Tafa and Richard Ahonaruogo.
        The accused persons along with their companies, Gava Corporation Limited, Romrig Nigeria Limited, PML Securities Company Limited and PML Nigeria Limited, were arraigned by the anti-graft agency on an 81-count charge bordering on money laundering, misappropriation of funds, conspiracy and abuse of office, according to a statement issued by the EFCC.While addressing the court, Jacobs hinged his submission on the testimonies of prosecution witnesses, which, according to him, corroborated the charge, with emphasis on the several public funds deposited into private accounts, and how government funds were used to repay loans collected by former Edo State governor, Lucky Igbinedion, while he was in office.
       Jacobs then prayed the court to “accept the prosecution’s case as presented and convict the accused persons as charged.”But before closing his address, the prosecuting counsel called the attention of the court to the inability of the bailiff to serve the summon earlier issued by it on the former Edo State governor, who failed to present himself in court, after the Appeal Court’s decision in April, asking him to return to the High Court for trial.
       The counsel stated that all efforts by the bailiff to serve Igbinedion with the summon was unsuccessful as he was always turned back at the gate by security men, who reportedly told him that Igbinedion was not in town.The EFCC counsel then prayed the court to permit a substituted service of the summon on the last known address of Igbinedion.“May I apply that the first accused person be served by allowing the prosecution paste the notice at the known address,” he said.But Justice Liman advised the prosecuting counsel to make an application.

          He said, “The summon has expired. You can reapply or ask for a substituted service as there are other means of service. Prosecution must make another application.”

Somalia's Al-Shabab Kills 28 Non-Muslims in Kenya( Photo )

        Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, attacked a bus in northern Kenya at dawn Saturday, singling out and killing 28 passengers who could not recite an Islamic creed and were assumed to be non-Muslims, Kenyan police said.
        Those who could not say the Shahada, a tenet of the Muslim faith, were shot at close range, Ochwodho told The Associated Press.Nineteen men and nine women were killed in the bus attack, said Kenyan police chief David Kimaiyo.
         Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the killings through its radio station in Somalia, saying it was in retaliation for raids by Kenyan security forces carried out earlier this week on four mosques at the Kenyan coast.Kenya's military said it responded to the killings with airstrikes later Saturday that destroyed the attackers' camp in Somalia and killed 45 rebels."The United States condemns in the strongest terms today's horrific attack in Kenya by the terrorist group al-Shabab against innocent civilians," said Bernadette Meehan, the spokeswoman for the National Security Council in Washington.
        "The United States stands with our Kenyan partners in the effort to counter the threat of terrorism and affirms our ongoing commitment to working with all Kenyans to combat these atrocities," her statement said.U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also condemned the attack.
The bus traveling to the capital Nairobi with 60 passengers was hijacked about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the town of Mandera near Kenya's border with Somalia, said two police officers who insisted on anonymity because they were ordered not to speak to the press.
          The attackers first tried to wave the bus down but it didn't stop so the gunmen sprayed it with bullets, said the police. When that didn't work they shot a rocket propelled grenade at it, the officers said.The gunmen took control of the vehicle and forced it off the road where they ordered all the passengers out of the vehicle and separated those who appeared to be non-Muslims? mostly non-Somalis? from the rest.
        The survivor, Douglas Ochwodho, a non-Muslim head teacher of a private primary school in Mandera, said was travelling home for the Christmas vacation since school had closed.
Ochwodho told AP that the passengers who did not look Somali were separated from the others. The non-Somali passengers were then asked to recite the Shahada, an Islamic creed declaring oneness with God. Those who couldn't recite the creed were ordered to lie down. Ochwodho was among those who had to lie on the ground.
        Two gunmen started shooting those on the ground; one gunman started from the left and other from the right, Ochwodho said. When they reached him they were confused on whether either had shot him, he said.Ochwodho lay still until the gunmen left, he said. He then ran back to the road and got a lift from a pick-up truck back to Mandera. He spoke from a hospital bed where he was being treated for shock.Seventeen of the 28 dead were teachers, according to the police commander in Mandera County. 

Soldiers kill 8 traders in Nassarawa after mistaking them for militia


          The ongoing ethnic violence in Nasarawa State has started taking its stock on innocent citizens, as overzealous soldiers killed eight people mistaking them for members of  the Ombatse militia group in the state.
          Some top security operatives  informed  Saturday Tribune that the  incident, which happened on Tuesday evening at Shinge area in Lafia Local Government Area of the state, had created panic among  residents in the area.Investigations revealed that the victims, who were between ages 19 and 23, were in  front of their residence when soldiers stormed the area and opened fire on them.It was  further gathered  that the victims, who were nine in number, were all traders at the  popular Shinge market. They were said to be receiving fresh air in front of their residence after close of work around 6:30 p.m when  the soldiers invaded the area and killed eight of them.
          The last person was said to be on danger list at  an undisclosed hospital.Witnesses said the soldiers took them for  members of Ombatse militia group who were planning to launch  an attack on Kamperis  as well as Fulanis and Hausas residing in the area.“The boys were drinking garri outside the house  after they came back from work, suddenly we heard gun shots with people shouting  for  help, but  nobody could  move  near  the  scene.We later learnt that  the  soldiers acted on a tip-off  after being informed that the Ombatse group in  Eggon was planning to attack the  area.“When they came, rather than  ask  questions, they opened fire on the traders. Eight died  on the spot  while one was rushed to the hospital, but no one can say  what his current condition is  now,” a witness  said.

       When contacted on Friday in Lafia, the state capital, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ugochukwu Theodore, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said the information had not reached his office.

Anna Ebiere send a powerful prayer to Flavour as he turns a year older today

Happy birthday Flavour


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