Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Toor! INEC Releases General Elections Dates For The Next 36 Years

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday announced dates for general elections in the country for the next 36 years, starting from 2019 to 2055, Punch reports.

Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mamood Yakubu, made the announcement at a consultative meeting with leaders of political parties in Abuja.

“In 2019, the dates are February 16 and March 2; in 2023, the dates are February 18 and March 4.

“In 2027, the dates are February 20 and March 6; in 2031, it is February 15 and March 1.

“In 2035, it is February 17 and March 3; in 2039, it is February 19 and March 5 and in 2043, it will hold on February 21 and March 7.

“In 2047, it is February 15 and March 2; in 2051, it is February 18 and March 1; in 2055, it is February 20 and March 6,” Yakubu said.

Customs Arrests Three Fake Job Syndicates

The Calabar Free Trade Zone in Cross River and Akwa Ibom Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has arrested three suspected job syndicates.

The Customs Area Controller in charge of Calabar Free Trade Zone and Akwa Ibom Area Command, Mrs. Patience Burromvyat, said the suspects were arrested this month in Calabar.

She said the suspects were nabbed for issuing fake Customs recruitment letters to the public and swindling them.

Burromvyat added that the arrest was made possible through a tip-off by the public and surveillance by officers.

“Their method of operation involves opening a fake website on which they advertise recruitment purportedly by NCS to attract job seekers who are duped.

“I take this opportunity to advise the public, especially job seekers, to beware of Internet fraudsters who ask for money to give jobs.

“Recruitment into the Nigerian Customs Service will be advertised in the media at the appropriate time by the headquarters,’’ she said.

The controller said the suspects would be arraigned after investigation, to act as a deterrent to others.

#BBNAIJA BamBam’s parents furious, want her home with immediate effect

A few days back, a short blurry clips of Teddy A and BamBam having sex in the toilet, went viral, with many condemning and others hailing the housemates.  
Nigerians reacted of course, and an alleged member of the church BamBam attends revealed that the latter is a choir member in her church, and her parents are respected people in the church.
In a new development, a family friend of BamBam has revealed in some series of
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Ebony Reign's father to sue mortuary and attendant who touched her private parts

The Father of late Ghanian Dancehall artiste, Ebony, has disclosed the intention to take legal action against the hospital where a morgue attendant took a video of his daughter’s corpse.
Nana Opoku Kwarteng, who sounded troubled by the development, noted that even though he hasn’t seen the video, he will sue all persons involved in recording Ebony’s body at the
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4-Year-Old Boy Freezes To Death After Sleepwalking In -20C Temperatures

A Russian boy aged four has tragically died after sleepwalking out of his village house into savage -20C cold in the middle of the night.

He wore only thin pyjamas, and his grief-stricken mother Maria, 27, found his lifeless body after following his tiny footprints in the deep snow when she woke at 6am.

The Siberian child, called Bogdan, had set out towards a neighbour’s house.

He had gone sleepwalking before, but in summer when the temperatures in Krasnoyarsk region are warm.

Maria woke at 6am and could not find her boy in the house.

She discovered he had unlatched the door and gone out into the severe cold with nothing on his feet, and no hat.

She followed his tiny sleepwalking footprints and soon saw his frozen body.

The Russian authorities have launched an investigation into his sad death.

The boy lived in the village of Yaga in the Uzhursky district of Krasnoyarsk region.

Chinese bride slaps wedding guest for forcing her to kneel and bow before In-Laws

In China, bowing shows the bride would be submissive to her husband's family. An unruly wedding guest was caught on camera forcing a bride to kowtow to her in-laws in front of other guests.
The action of bowing, seen in tradition Chinese weddings, could prove that the bride would be obedient and submissive to her husband and his family.
Enraged by the guest's behaviour, the bride stood up and gave the man a hard slap in the face, as a
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Doctors treating woman for ‘miscarriage’ find her baby alive in trash

A Louisiana couple faces charges after paramedics responding to a call about a miscarriage discovered the woman’s newborn alive in the trash, officials said.
Thelma Kirkland, 30, and Carl Hall, 31, were arrested Friday on suspicion of attempted murder after the baby was found at their Alexandria home, according to a police news release.
Paramedics reportedly were treating Kirkland for a miscarriage Wednesday when the newborn was discovered.
Authorities said they believe the baby was delivered and thrown in the trash over an hour before the
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Corpse of Ghanaian singer, Ebony Reigns sexually assaulted by mortuary attendant

A video showing a mortuary attendant molesting the body of late Ghanaian singer, Ebony Reigns has surfaced. The video which is currently sending a shock wave across Ghana and has triggered an online outrage. The mortuary attendant is seen  touching and examining the badly injured body of the singer which has a deep cut in the head. The attendant also touched the body of the other
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2019: Donald Duke Speaks On Presidential Ambition

A former Governor of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke, said he has not dropped his presidential ambition.

Duke stated this in a chat with NAN. He said the speculations that he has dropped his presidential aspiration were untrue.

The ex-governor said he has not officially declared for the presidency for strategic reasons.

“Sometime ago, I said I will run for the presidency of the country if the opportunity presented itself.

“Yes, my presidential ambition is still intact. I am only waiting for the opportunity to present itself to make the right move,’’ he said.

Asked on what platform he would run, since he was a member of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s inspired “Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM),” he said it was too early to decide on the matter. He, however, said he was still a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“I am still a member of the PDP, at the same time a member of the coalition which is not a political party.

“The coalition will definitely align with a political party to achieve its goals, otherwise it will make no sense.

“I can’t say yet the platform on which I will run if the opportunity presents itself. We are still watching and will take the right step at the right time,’’ he added.

On the abductions and killings in some parts of the country, Duke described the situation as disturbing.

He urged the relevant authorities to confront the problem head on for the peace and stability of the nation.

Dino Melaye says his party, APC, has failed Nigerians

Apparently attacking the party that brought him to power, Senator Dino Melaye, has come down heavily on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), accusing it of failure and bad leadership. 

While speaking after he was conferred with the "Legislator of the Year 2017" at the Daily Asset Newspaper maiden annual awards and lecture in Abuja, Senator Dino Melaye took a swipe at the APC for failing to meet the expectations of Nigerians, many of whom he said, defied the odds to vote for Buhari as Nigeria’s President in the 2015 general elections.

According to Vanguard the outspoken lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, also charged Nigerians to conquer fear by rising up to ask critical questions on governance and service delivery.

He said: “If you speak the truth, you die. If you lie, you die. I, Dino Melaye has decided to speak the truth and die,” the fiery Senator wowed the audience with his vitriolic against his own party, which he likened to the Public Complaint Commission, apparently due to its penchants for blaming past administrations for its inability to deliver on some of its electioneering campaign promises.

“The APC government has become Public Complaint Commission. I say this without fear or favour. We have more complains in the APC and even in the Presidency than service rendered. We cannot as a people continue like this.

“The President said two days ago we should all embrace peace but I want to say without fear or favour that there can be no peace without justice. There is hunger in the land, there is poverty in the land, and there is unemployment in the land. A lot of decision has not been taken; yet we say we want peace. The primary objective of government is the security and welfare of the people. There is no security, there is no welfare,” he said.

Speaking further, the federal lawmaker said, “Nigeria is not only sick presently but equally suffers from regretful congenital abnormality. There is therefore a serious need for amelioration, palliation and correction. The question is: are you going to be part of that correction? I want to say that in an unjust society, silence is a crime, and every one of us here today, is the reason why Nigeria is sick.

“It is not about the leadership, it is the inability of the followership to check the leadership. Today Nigerians have become indolent, we are suffering and smiling. We are not reactionary. We are not asking questions and that is why we are where we are.

“Democracy will continue to be government of the people by the people for the people but what we have today is greedocracy which is government of the greedy by the greedy and for the greedy,“ he added.

While decrying the squalid social conditions in which the people live in, Melaye warned those in positions of authority not to forget that their failure to make the most of their offices in the interest of the people could turn out to hurt them, arguing that not even the rich would be immune from the disaster that looms in the horizon.

“2019 is around the corner again. Many of us are lackadaisical about the future. I delivered a lecture recently at the University of Lagos and some students from very wealthy homes, two of them said they didn’t care who the president of the country is and that it was none of their business because their parents were very successful. I said to them that when the poor have nothing to eat, they will start eating the rich.

“A time will come when it will be difficult to drive your expensive jeeps and cars on the streets. A time will come when it would be difficult to switch on your generator because everywhere around you is dark. Will you be the only one having light? There was no kidnapping before, and kidnapping is seen as the redistribution of both ill-gotten and legitimate wealth. People now take from the rich and they now appropriate to themselves,” he noted even as he urged the masses to be wary of the elites whom he accused of polarizing the rest of the populace.

“The elites have divided us using tribal sentiments. When you go to the hospital, there is a column for religion on your call card, a column for tribe and local government as if this will in any way facilitate your recovery. We have become too ethnic conscious. I sponsored a bill that is about to go for a second reading. The bill is saying that we should abolish state of origin and in its place; we should have state of residence. This is when we will have a true Nigeria when you will not need a Senator’s note to get job with the Central Bank of Nigeria or the NNPC,” he added.

Mel B Spice Girls On Royal Wedding Guest List... AND Performing!!!

The Spice Girls aren't just reuniting, they're becoming a wedding band! But erm, only for one very special couple!!

Mel B went on "The Real" Tuesday and had a very hard time keeping anything secret about the group's involvement with the Royal Wedding -- first disclosing that all 5 girls got the invite from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ... then really spilling the beans.

Scary Spice kept getting pressed for more deets by the 'Real' ladies, and eventually seemed to confirm the Spice Girls will provide some wedding entertainment, as well.

Judge Issues Default Judgment Against Akon

Akon's learning the hard way that giving the cold shoulder never pays, especially when it comes to lawsuits, cause now he's gotta cough up tons of dough.

Akon's been ordered to pay $164,786.99 to a company that leased him some space on the 66th floor of the Empire State Building for his fashion line, Aliaune Milano, this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.

The leasing company, GTFM, said Akon agreed in July of 2012 to pay $25k per month and did so until July of 2015 when he stopped paying rent. GTFM claims Akon's company finally left in January of 2016, owing almost 7 months of rent.

GTFM had sued Akon, but the singer never responded to the lawsuit, so the judge issued a default judgment. Sigh!

Man Accuses Wife Of Being Pregnant Two Months After Welcoming Their Son

A 33-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Uche Duru, has threatened to dump his wife, Rita Nwolu, for being pregnant while still nursing their two months’ old baby.

Duru also accused his wife of running away from home to join a baby factory, adding that she was attempting to sell the two-month-old baby to one Mrs. Ngozi Egeonu for N300,000.

He alleged that Egeonu was running a baby factory and had rented an apartment for Nwoli so as to co-opt her into her baby factory.

 “I have been looking for my wife since December. I never knew that she had already sold my baby to a woman for N300,000. I also learnt that she is two months’ pregnant; how can my wife who was delivered of a baby two months ago be pregnant?

“I am not the owner of that pregnancy because I did not sleep with her. I have not seen her for the past two months and it is the police that discovered that she went to sell my baby. I will leave her if she fails to tell me where the pregnancy came from,” Duru added.

Thanking the police for recovering his baby, Duru explained that though he and Nwolu had been living together, he had not finished paying her bride price.

But the wife, who looked worn-out, disagreed with Duru, insisting that her husband impregnated her, even while she was still nursing her two-month-old baby.

“My husband is the owner of the pregnancy. He impregnated me. After I gave birth to the baby, my husband would smoke Indian hemp and forcefully sleep with me.

“It continued to happen like that until I noticed that I was pregnant. Each time I refused to have sex with him, he would use a cutlass to threaten me,” she said.

She denied selling the baby, explaining that since there was nobody to take care of her, she decided to hand over the baby to a Egeonu,  who promised to take care of the baby.

When confronted, Egeonu denied running a baby factory, explaining that what she ran was an orphanage in Owerri, Imo State.

She also denied buying Nwolu’s baby, but claimed that the N300,000 she offered the nursing mother, was to take care of the infant and her other children.

However, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in the Rivers State, Mr. Cyril Okoro, said men of the IGP Monitoring Unit, on February 16, 2018, arrested Nkechi Uzoemene, Roseline Okey and Nwolu, who allegedly conspired to sell a two-month-old baby boy without the consent of Nwolu’s husband.

Okoro said, “The suspects were said to have conspired amongst themselves and sold a two-month-old baby boy belonging to Rita Nwolu for the sum of N300,000, albeit without the consent of her husband, Uche Duru.

“The child was sold to Ngozi Egeonu in Owerri, Imo State. However, on the execution of a search in the house and premises of the buyer, operatives recovered nine pregnant young women, whose pregnancies have been mortgaged.

“Further investigation led to the recovery of the two-month-old baby boy at No. 24, Egbelu Street, Rumudara in Port Harcourt, where the duo of Ugo Amarachi (female) and Benjamin Amuobichukwu were arrested.”

Okoro explained that all the suspects had since confessed to being complicit in the alleged offence and would be charged to court soon.

WhatsApp Update: Spam Messages Feature

WhatsApp isn’t relenting on frequent update on whatsapp messenger, just few days ago we witnessed the release of the latest feature that has to do with Group description spectacular to group owners. 

Now again, WhatsApp is working hard to stop the circulation of spam messages on its platform. WhatsApp is said to be working on a feature that will show "Forwarded Message" if the post has been forwarded from another chat or from the same chat.  

The feature has been spotted by WABetaInfo, the WhatsApp update tracker. It claims that the feature is seen in WhatsApp beta for Android v2.18.67, and that the feature is disabled by default. Alongside, the Stickers feature first spotted on a Windows Phone beta, has now made its way to the beta app for Android. However, the feature is also disabled by default.

We are expecting to see this feature as soon as possible probably in the next update as they are still under development.

#BBNaija: BamBam’s Church sister Reacts To Her Toilet 'play' With Teddy A.

People can’t seem to stop talking about Teddy A and BamBam’s toilet rendezvous – with some who are quite cool with their intimacy and others not so cool that they did it on live TV.
There aere online videos of Teddy A celebrating after his intimate act in the toilet with strategic partner Bambam... and BamBam “inspecting” her private areas. 
Now, in a new tweet, a lady, Stephanie, has taken to the social media platform, to say she’s
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I Almost Committed Suicide In 2017- Owen Gee

Here's how Akeem Lasisi who witnessed Owen Gee talk puts it;

One of the biggest mistakes one can make is to think that a comedian is the happiest person on earth. The way he makes other people to laugh and forget their sorrows, at least temporarily, will tempt one to think that there is no yoke upon his soul.

But Lagos-based humour merchant, Owen Gee, will not encourage anyone to harbour this thought for long. His  personal story is instructive enough in this regard. Here is a comedian who contemplated suicide in 2017 when he was pushed to the wall by thorny circumstances.

“I have had suicidal tendencies,” he said. “Last year, I tried several things, but they did not work out. It was not because the ideas were bad, but the people I was working with just didn’t let them work out. Then anxiety and depression set in.

“It was then I realised that no drug could calm depression. There was hardly anyone I didn’t take. There was a time I was sleeping on drugs. There was a particular yellow tablet that, if I took it on Tuesday, on Wednesday I would only be prompted to barely wake up, eat and go back to sleep even before I finished eating. I would not wake up until Thursday.”

Owen Gee narrated the experience on Sunday during the unveiling of Live and not Die, an initiative aimed at stemming the tide of suicide in the country. With Kunle Pelemo as the convener, the programme held in Lagos encouraged several professionals to share their experiences  while experts proffered solutions to depression.

According to Pelemo, suicide is so rampant that the World Health Organisation affirmed that it is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. WHO, he added, noted that about a million people committed suicide annually. Pelemo thus believes that it is important to take a conscious and sustained effort to tackle the menace.

Khloe Kardashian says she'll eat her baby's placenta

Khloe Kardashian revealed during Sunday's episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians that she planned to follow Kim's example and eat her baby's placenta.
The 33-year-old reality star is expecting her first child in April with her professional basketball player boyfriend, 26-year-old Tristan Thompson.
'He's so happy and so excited…he makes it, more fun,' she said, while noting that she felt no need to get married to him right away. 'I was married before and it didn't do anything for me. …I'm in a
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Man Allegedly Shoots Brother To Death

A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, remanded 33-year-old Musa Shu’aibu in prison, for allegedly shooting his brother, Adamu Shu’aibu to death.

Musa, who lives at Jigawar Alhaji Ado village, Dawakin Kudu Local Government area of Kano State, is facing a four-count charge of criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, illegal possession of firearms and culpable homicide.

The Chief Magistrate, Hajiya Fatima Adamu, ordered the remand of the accused till March 29.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Anthony Edward, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Jan. 30 at about 10 p.m. in Dawakin Kudu local government area of the state.

“The accused conspired with nine of his friends, who are now at large, while armed with a gun, shot his brother to death,” the prosecutor told the court.

Edward said two locally made revolvers and one pistol were recovered from the accused.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 97 and 221 of the Robbery and Firearms Special Provision Act, 2004.

Musa, however, pleaded guilty to the charges.


Usain Bolt's Claims Of Signing For A Football Team Is Just For A UNICEF Match

Oh dear, you know Usain Bolt plays too much. His claim of signing to a football team, is actually just for a UNICEF match in which he would be the captain.

Bolt is set to play for a World XI and go head-to-head with an England XI led by Robbie Williams in this year's Soccer Aid match at Old Trafford on June 10.

It will be the first time Bolt has played at the home of his beloved Manchester United as the eight-time Olympic gold medallist heads a stellar list of stars raising money for Unicef.

The full team line-ups, comprising football and showbiz stars, will be announced in the coming weeks for the charity match, which will take place just four days before the start of the World Cup in Russia and be screened live on ITV.

Bolt said: 'It is my dream to make it as a professional footballer, so to be able to step out onto the pitch at Old Trafford in June, and play against some of football’s biggest legends is going to be remarkable.

'I enjoy the thrill of competition in front of a crowd, so Robbie and his England team better watch out as I won’t be going easy on them! I’ve got a pretty special celebration planned for when I score, by the way.

'My team is going to be unbeatable – and Soccer Aid for Unicef is counting on your support to make a difference to thousands of children around the world. Come and join in the fun!'

Chinese Condoms Too Small for Zimbabwean Men - Health Minister

Imagine that African companies were to produce condoms for The West, They may just be too lose and never fit because... So, because of what is happening in Zimbabwe, men complaining of their inability to wear Chinese condoms because they just tear due to over expansion. Judging by physical looks, if Chinese condoms were made for Chinese men, then, they'll sure be small for African men, judging by the physical body size.

Health minister David Parirenyatwa has challenged local companies to consider
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