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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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Surgeon dad 'broken' as son, 24, dies after 'sinking to bottom' of family pool

The dad of a talented young man who drowned at his family's £3.5million mansion said his son swam two lengths before "sinking to the bottom".

Dominic Hamlyn, a University of Cambridge student, died after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest in an outdoor pool.

The 24-year-old's heartbroken father paid tribute to his "hero" son in a moving statement.

He described him as a "superb athlete" and a "beautiful boy" who had delivered a 15-minute speech at his brother's 21st birthday party just moments before he died.

"There is no mystery, there were no drugs," Peter Hamlyn said.

"He was swimming in his swimming trunks, almost sober. He had just spoken for 15 minutes without notes.


South Korean doomsday cult leader jailed for six years

The leader of a South Korean doomsday cult has been sentenced to six years in jail for holding her followers captive in Fiji and subjecting them to violence.

Shin Ok-ju, who founded the Grace Road Church, convinced 400 people to move to Fiji in 2014, claiming they would be safe from imminent natural disaster

Once there, their passports were taken away and many of them reported being beaten to "drive out evil spirits".

Shin was arrested last July. On Monday, a South Korean court found Shin guilty on several criminal charges including violence, child abuse and fraud.


"The victims suffered helplessly from collective beatings and experienced not only physical torture but also severe fear and considerable mental shock," said a sub-court of the Suwon District Court.

"Heavy punishment is inevitable against illegal acts carried out in the name of religion," it said.

Five other church officials were also sentenced. There has been no comment from the church.


Heart-stopping moment neighbours use blankets to catch a three-year-old boy after he fell from a six-storey flat

A young boy in south-west China has miraculously survived a six-storey fall thanks to his quick-thinking neighbours.

The three-year-old boy was filmed desperately clinging onto a balcony of a high-rise building in Chongqing city's Jiulongpo district on Monday afternoon. Horrified residents quickly grabbed two large blankets and placed it below him.

Nail-biting footage shows the moment the boy loses his grip and falls. Fortunately, the blankets caught the falling child and he was unhurt.

The boy had been left alone at home and woke up from a nap to find his grandmother missing, according to Shangyou News. She had went out to get groceries.


In a bid to look for his grandmother, the boy had climbed on top of a sink on his balcony and tumbled over the glass railing, leaving him clinging on for dear life.

Video filmed by neighbour Mr Liu shows the child kicking his legs and desperately trying to pull himself up.

He was kicking and trying to climb up. He managed to lift himself a little bit but then slid back down again,' Mr Liu said.

A security guard of the residential district told video news site Pear that the child had been holding on for nearly four minutes before letting go.

Luckily, the boy had fallen right in the middle of the blankets and was unharmed.

The grandmother carried the boy home and his parents later took him to hospital.





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Probe Nasiru Jibril over illegal transfers now, Real Sapphire football academy tells Amaju Pinnick

The sport director of Real Sapphire football academy Mr Francis Ogete has called out Amaju Pinnick to probe the activities of the TMS Manager who is in charge of the International Transfer Certificate (ICT)

Ogete insisted that it is common knowledge for us to know that a player with Nigerian football history and passport can’t play football internationally without passing through the NFF.

We took five players to Egypt to secure Latvia visas for them in a bid to honour our pre-contract agreement with FK Ventspils and this players were hijacked in Egypt by Zane Abdulhammid who is an Egyptian scout.


In a situation like this who do we call to help us? Is the NFF not responsible for Nigerian players? This players have played for the academy in the FA cup and that implies that the NFF have their names as they were cleared to play for Real Sapphire in the FA Cup.

Let me use this medium to remind Nasiru that when this issue started we heard that one of the players, Kazeem Balemo has started playing for a club in Egypt.

“I called Nasiru instantly and he confirmed to me that the Chairman of Nnewi FC was the one that begged him to issue ITC for the player. We threatened to fight but Nasiru pleaded and asked the Nnewi FC chairman to plead to. The ITC was reversed immediately by Nasiru who called the Egyptian federation to cancel the move and it was done. Has I talk to you now Kazeem is somewhere in Ibadan and out of football for not honouring his contract with Real Sapphire.

The story of the other four players has been different as three of them now play professionally in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Pinnick should ask Nasiru how this players were cleared? If the hand of Nasiru is clean then the NFF should call any Football Federation involved to order.

Are we saying the NFF shouldn’t care for academies and their players?

We will not relent on this issue, the only answer Nasiru has given us is to go to fifa which he knows that such move will cost several millions of naira.

We won’t be intimidated, we will fight this course to the end and we are calling on Amaju Pinnick to use his good office to resolve this matter immediately as issues like this only helps to promote injustice and continuous defacing of the NFF.

Francis Ogete

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Meghan to launch her own line of women's clothing

The Duchess of Sussex is to bring out a women’s clothing line in aid of charity, she has revealed in in the new issue of British Vogue.

Meghan has persuaded major British retailers Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and Jigsaw - along with her designer friend, Mischa Nonoo - to create a ‘capsule’ collection of women’s workwear which will benefit Smart Works, a charity helping women back into the workplace.

Each time a piece is bought from one of the retailers, a ‘like for like’ item will be donated to the charity.

Smart Works, one of Meghan’s first patronages, helps women, many from disadvantage backgrounds, get interview-ready by providing them with a new outfit and coaching from a team of volunteer mentors.


Further details of the clothing line will be released in the autumn, according to a spokesman for the duchess.

But it is not Meghan’s first foray into fashion.

While working as an actress on the legal drama Suits in Toronto, before her marriage to Prince Harry, she had her own clothing line with local retailer, Reitmans, featuring vegan leather trousers.


Khloe Kardashian set for more heartbreak as ex Tristan ‘gets back together with ex girlfriend Jordy Craig’

Khloe Kardashian could be set for more heartbreak as ex Tristan Thompson 'gets back together with ex girlfriend Jordy Craig'.

Fans are speculating the pair have reunited after they both posted cryptic Instagram photos which appear to show them on the same holiday.

Both their pictures feature their two-year-old son Prince and both look they were taken in the same exotic paradise.

While they have both kept the location set to 'secret' on Insta, it is almost certain they are on the same vacation.


The pics have sparked speculation amongst fans that they have got back together.

One tweeted: "Wow. Tristan Thompson is on holiday with baby mama number one Jordy Craig! I swear Khloe’s dumb ass has been heartbroken too many times because of  them cheating(sic)"

While this one said: "Tristan Thompson gettin back w his ex is just...you know imma let him live (sic)."

Another commented: "Tristan Thompson really pulled off the unthinkable. Give that man his flowers breh (sic)"







Stella Damasus writes husband, Daniel on his birthday

It’s Daniel Ademinokan's birthday today and his happy wife, Stella Damasus has penned down a sweet note for him. She wrote;

''Everyday I go down on my knees to thank God for his love and mercy towards me. I never forget to thank him for giving me an amazing soulmate. I never forget to thank him for blessing me with a wonderful friend and husband.

You are a special and rare being. No matter how many times we argue, I never forget how special you are to me. You deserve the best in life because you have been a blessing to all of us. May God continue to bless you. May he cause his face to shine upon you. May he grant you Peace and joy. May he bless the work of your hands, give you wisdom, vision and the strength you need for each day. Happy birthday my love @dabishop007 #hbd #husband #hubby #dabishop007 #danielademinokan #nyc #lagos #filmmaker''



Biodun Okeowo admits acting does not pay her bills

Nollywood actress, Biodun Okeowo has admitted acting does not pay her bills. Biodun made the revelation while advising upcoming actresses on her instagram page admitting acting never pays most of their bills, but their businesses do. Her's what the mo of two teens noted down for them;

''Many times I have been asked if acting is what pays my bills, I'm here to tell you the truth!! It is not.

The money most of us collect is not enough to foot all our bills, especially those of us with huge responsibilities, reason some of us started paying attention to businesses years ago. That is why someone like me have done less movies and focused more on businesses that is more profitable.


Acting will give you name, recognition, often more access and in some cases very supportive fans. My advice is as you come into this industry or continue in this job, have a legitimate side business, build quality relationships, become a serious minded business woman and expect less from any man.

I have had people talk about men making women in the industry rich and I wonder what man can make you rich and help you sustain wealth like a business will do.

So my advice again, focus on yourself building legitimate businesses, all the rest will just be an addition. If you are lucky to meet a man who adds more to your wealth, all well and good, please grab it with both hands. There's nothing wrong with addition, ogun subtraction ni ka ma ri (may we not encounter subtraction IJN)...''



Five things you didn’t know about Nigerian-born UK Minister, Olukemi Badenoch

It's no longer news that a British – Nigerian politician, Olukemi Badenoch, was appointed as the junior minister for children and families by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

It may be known to many that she was appointed following her election as a Member of Parliament (MP). But here are a few unknown facts about the new junior minister:

1. Olukemi lost an election for a seat in the London Assembly but was later selected after two other members gave up their seats in 2012.


2. A jack of all trades, Olukemi worked as a systems analyst before pursuing a career in consultancy and financial services, working as an associate director of private bank and wealth manager Coutts and later a director at the conservative magazine The Spectator.
She was also previously a school governor at St Thomas the Apostle College in Southwark and the Jubilee Primary School.

3. At an early age of 25, she joined the Conservative Party and contested against Labour and Liberal Democrat candidates.

4. Olukemi was listed at Number 96 on Conservative political commentator Iain Dale’s “100 most influential on the Right 2017”.

5. She confessed to hacking into the website of a Labour MP in 2008 and was reported to Action Fraud, the UK’s cyber crime reporting centre.

Badenoch acknowledged the appointment on her verified Twitter handle on Monday, where she said, “I’m humbled to have been appointed a junior minister at the DfE. A huge privilege to be able to serve and make a positive difference on a number of issues close to my heart. I look forward to working with the ministerial team and everyone at @educationgovuk.”

Mothers gunned down in Chicago during a peaceful gun violence protest

Two mothers in Chicago have been killed in a drive-by shooting as they stood on a street corner in an effort to deter gun violence.

Chantell Grant and Andrea Stoudemire were volunteers for Mothers Against Senseless Killings and had been camped out at the corner to prevent conflict.

They were shot on Friday evening by the occupants of a blue SUV. No arrests have yet been made.

Supporters say they are shocked by the killing and will honour their memories.


"It is sacred ground, as far as we're concerned," said Mothers Against Senseless Killings (Mask) member Maria Pike, referring to the South Side Chicago street corner policed by the fallen mums.

"This was a haven that was built by moms," she told ABC 7 in Chicago. "The lack of humanity is shocking," she added.

Grant was a 26-year-old mother of four and Stoudemire was a 35-year-old mother of three.

"It is terrifying. It is heartbreaking. I haven't slept because I am trying to figure out how we can stop this," Tamar Manasseh, founder of Mask, told the Chicago Sun-Times.

"Who's next? I just keep thinking, Who's next?"

Estranged wife of Dubai ruler seek marriage protection order in UK court

The estranged wife of the ruler of Dubai - one of the most high-profile leaders in the Middle East has asked for a forced marriage protection order in a UK court.

Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum's wife, Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein, is the third female member of his court to apparently try to run away.

This month she was reported to be in hiding in London and is said to be in fear for her life.

The case began in London on Tuesday.


Princess Haya asked for wardship of her children - with whom she left the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - as well as a forced marriage protection order and a non-molestation order.

Sheikh Mohammed meanwhile applied for the return of his children to Dubai, and also applied for the court to impose reporting restrictions on details about the orders - a request the judge rejected.

Sir Andrew McFarlane ruled there was "a public interest in the public understanding, in very broad terms, proceedings that are before the court".

The princess, who was born in Jordan and educated at private schools in Britain, is an Olympic equestrian and the half-sister of the current Jordanian ruler, King Abdullah II.

She married Sheikh Mohammed in 2004, becoming his sixth and "junior" wife. The 70-year-old sheikh, who is the billionaire owner of Godolphin horse racing stables, reportedly has 23 children by different wives.


Body of founder of India's largest coffee chain , Cafe Coffee Day, found near a river

The body of the founder and owner of India's largest coffee chain, Cafe Coffee Day, has been found near a river on the outskirts of the southern city of Mangalore, police say.

VG Siddhartha went missing on Monday after apparently walking away from his car and driver.

On Tuesday, police said a body had been found by fishermen on the river.

The identity was confirmed by members of Mr Siddhartha's family after the body was taken to hospital.


Mr Siddhartha's company, Coffee Day Enterprises Limited, held an emergency board meeting on Monday to discuss his absence. In a statement, it appealed for "the support and strength of all our stakeholders".

In a note to the stock exchange it said the company was "professionally managed and led by a competent business team" which would ensure the "continuity" of business.

“Yes, we have received the report of suicide in Konsisha,” she simply said.

The 59-year-old coffee tycoon, who has been described in local media as "soft spoken" and "self-effacing", was not fond of the limelight.

He was born to a family of coffee plantation owners, but his first company was an investment firm. He used the profits from it to enter the coffee business.

After family dispute, Man commits suicide in Benue

A middle-aged man, identified as Kula Adasu, was on Tuesday found hanging from a tree in Tse Agabaragba, headquarters of the Konsisha Local Government Area of Benue State.

The incident was said to have thrown his family into mourning.

The deceased, who was married and had children, was said to have left no suicide note that would have revealed the reason for his action.

Sources close to the family told Punch that the extended family members had accused the deceased of being responsible for the death of one Master Terseer Adasu.


A source said, “The matter became dicey when the family held a meeting and insisted that they would consult a soothsayer today (Tuesday) to identify the person responsible for the young man’s death.

“Perhaps, out of fear of being exposed, the deceased might have decided to commit suicide.”

The spokesperson for the Benue State Police Command, DSP Catherine Anene, confirmed the incident when contacted.

“Yes, we have received the report of suicide in Konsisha,” she simply said.

Photo: Ibadan Poly student goes missing after exams

Four weeks after a student of the Department of Computer Science, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Damilola Bada, went missing, members of his family are anxious about his whereabouts.

It was gathered that the National Diploma 2 student went missing few days after he finished his examinations.

According to Damilola’s brother, Timilehin, the 20-year-old was last heard from on July 4 when a member of the family called to inquire when he would come home.

Speaking with Punch Metro, Timilehin, who noted that Damilola’s friends do not know his whereabouts, said the family’s effort to find him had so far proved abortive.


He said, “Damilola finished his exams on July 1 and on July 4, we called him to ask when he would be coming home and he said the following day, but since then, we have not been able to ascertain his whereabouts.

“When he was with us at Ijebu Ode, he used to disappear like that but then we could still contact him and know his whereabouts; but this time, we don’t even have the means of contacting him. We, however, got to know that he had disagreement with some people regarding money and his twin brother had to travel to Ibadan.

“The twin brother left there on July 5 after Damilola told him that he had some things in Ibadan and since then, we have not heard anything from him. Although when something like this happened in the past, we used to contact his twin brother and he would tell us what was going on, but this time, he does not even know his whereabouts.”

Speaking on efforts of the family to find Damilola, the 27-year-old Timilehin told a Punch correspondent that the family visited the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Ibadan to see if he was arrested, but the officers told them that no arrest was made, adding that fliers had been printed and pasted in strategic places so that anybody with useful information on him could inform the police.

Punch correspondent learnt that the matter was reported at the Apete Police Station in Ibadan.

When contacted, the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officers, Olugbenga Fadeyi, stated that the command had no record of the incident.

Police clear Canada border service officers in Nigeria's Bolanle Alo's death

Police say Canada Border Services Agency officers are not to blame for the death of a Nigerian man during his deportation last year.

The passenger on a Calgary-Amsterdam flight had an altercation with two CBSA officers before takeoff on Aug. 7.

The plane returned to the gate and police responded to find Bolanle Alo in medical distress.

The 49-year-old was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


Police say an investigation found the death was not caused by the border service officers, who were acting in a reasonable and appropriate manner.

The chief medical examiner also determined Alo died of natural causes.

Alo’s relatives have demanded information in the case.

Their lawyer, Elias Munshya, has said they want to know what happened when Alo was detained, what happened in detention and what happened on the airplane before he died.

Documents from the Immigration and Refugee Board said Alo, whose first name is listed as Bolante, came to Canada in 2005 and made a refugee claim on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.

He was, however, denied at every stage and ordered removed from Canada in February 2018.

The documents said he had been co-operative with the CBSA but didn’t want to return to Nigeria.

“Mr. Alo is adamant that he will face harm if he is returned to Nigeria and has consistently told officers that he will not return to Nigeria on his own and that he would only return if he is forced to,” stated the documents.

Charges of r*pe & assault dropped against Neymar

Just like Cristiano Ronaldo, PSG attacker Neymar has been exonerated of all charges of r*pe and assault following accusations made earlier this summer by Najila de Souza.

Prosecutors of the Special Action Group to Combat Domestic Violence (GEVID) concluded that there was insufficient evidence against the footballer to bring the case forward to an indictment.

According to reports, Brazilian prosecutors failed to obtain security camera footage of the hotel in which the alleged incident occurred in Paris and private medical records relating to the accuser.

How Lagos bus driver crushed mother, kills baby

A baby, Chimbusomma Uligwe, has died after a yet-to-be identified commercial bus driver knocked down her mother.

The driver, who was allegedly being chased by officials of the Lekki Concenssion Company Limited, in company with a mobile police inspector, Jonah Jatau, in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State, knocked down the Chimbusomma’s mother, Tochukwu, around the Elf bus stop.

The impact of the accident on Tochukwu, who was at the bus stop waiting to board a vehicle home, was said to have made Chimbusomma to fall off her back. She reportedly hit her head on the pavement as a result.


While Tochukwu sustained injuries from the accident, Punch Metro learnt that her daughter’s skull broke and she died on the spot on Wednesday, June 9, 2019, a day to her first birthday.

Chimbusomma’s remains were buried at the Ikoyi Cemetery on her birthday.

An eyewitness, who identified herself simply as Ukamaka, said the tragedy would have been averted if other means were explored to apprehend the driver of the bus, with number plate APP 584 XX, adding that the driver and conductor ran away immediately the accident occurred to avoid being apprehended.

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Regina Daniels brother arraigned for assaulting police officer.. he is remanded at Ikoyi prison

The elder brother of Nollywood actress Regina Daniels, Lawrence Daniel has been arrested again.  He was arrested for allegedly assaulting a traffic control police officer. After his arrest and arraignment at a magistrate court in Igbosere, Lagos, he was remanded at the Ikoyi prison, where he is still cooling off.

According to the charge sheet, he was arrested alongside three others, on Friday, July 26, 2019, in Lekki, for assaulting a traffic control policeman. They were also accused of disturbing public peace by making a video of the officer and instigating the public against him.



Christina Milian strolls hand in hand with boyfriend as they are spotted for the first time since pregnancy announcement

She announced she's expecting the pitter-patter of tiny feet with her boyfriend Matt Pokora, at the weekend.

And Christina Milian, 37, was glowing with happiness as the happy couple were  spotted out and about in Santa Monica, California, on Monday, for the first time since revealing their happy news.

They kicked off the week with a movie screening and took a romantic stroll together afterwards.

Christina was keeping in check with her handsome beau, 33, as she sported red plaid leggings - while Matt carried a yellow checked shirt.


The Dip It Low beauty kept any hint of a baby bump hidden under a soft grey T-shirt.







Gunmen abduct Ex-NULGE chairman in Edo state

Gunmen have reportedly kidnapped a former Edo Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Akoko-Edo branch, Alhaji Jimoh Olumoye.

It was gathered that Olumoye was abducted along Igarra-Okpe Road on Sunday afternoon while driving in his car to pick his children from the farm.

The children of the victim were said to have raised the alarm when they saw their father’s car with the doors opened and his phones abandoned.

A family source who craved anonymity, said the family had lodged a formal complaint at the Igarra Police Station.


The source said: “His children had gone to the farm early in the morning and he promised to go and pick them in the afternoon before he would attend his family meeting.

“The children waited endlessly for their father and when they did not see him, decided to trek. On their way home, they met his car on the road with the four doors opened and his mobile phone abandoned. After searching for their father fruitlessly, they decided to come home to inform the family.

“We have been praying for his safety, we are worried because he is a civil servant who also farms to augment whatever he is earning as a civil servant. We are appealing that his abductors release him unhurt. He has an aged mother and everybody is scared of breaking the news to her, we are really worried.”

It was gathered that several vigilance groups in Igarra, Ojah, Ogugu and environs in Akoko-Edo local government area and their counterparts in Owan East have been mobilized to comb the forests around the area.

Must see! Horrifying moment Komodo dragon eats a live monkey whole in just six gulps

Teary, lol! The moment a Komodo dragon devours a giant monkey whole has been caught in a clip.

The 10ft Indonesian lizard - widely believed to have a venomous bite - can be seen guzzling down the live primate from head to feet in just six gulps.

The footage opens with the ape already halfway down the Komodo's gullet.

It is thrown further down its throat until the unfortunate animal's feet fully disappear from view.

The monkey's tail is the last to be swallowed. The Komodo dragon - native to the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores and Gili Motang - is one of the world's most fearsome predators, normally feasting on pigs, deer and snakes.

The beasts can run up to 15 miles per hour, and have been known to devour prey nearly 80 per cent of their own size. INCREDIBLE!






Makinde inaugurates panel to probe Ajimobi’s contracts

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has inaugurated a committee to probe contracts awarded by the administration of Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

The inaugurated 10-man committee, headed by the Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Oyo State chapter, Mr. Damola Falade-Fatila, is to review contracts and projects awarded by the Ajimobi’s government between 2017 and 2019.

The committee has a four weeks duration to carry out the assignment.

Makinde conducted the inauguration at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Agodi Secretariat in the company of top government functionaries, including, the Chief of Staff, Chief Bisi Ilaka, the Head of Service, Mrs. Amidat Agboola, Director General, Due Process Ms Tara Adefowope, Deputy Chief of Staff Mr. Mojeed Ajibola, Executive Assistance (Admin) Reverend Idowu Ogedengbe, Special Adviser (Legislative Matters) Mr. Ademola Adejumobi, Special Adviser (Media) Mr. Jide Ajani, Chief Press Secretary Mr. Taiwo Adisa, among others

Too sweet! Michelle Obama's heartwarming parenting tip for Meghan Markle

Michelle is just special! Wow!! Michelle Obama has told the Duchess of Sussex to "savour" the early years of parenthood.

The former US first lady's words of advice were revealed in the latest edition of British Vogue magazine.

The latest issue is being guest edited by the Duchess of Sussex for the September issue.

Obama was interviewed by Meghan in a "casual lunch of chicken tacos" earlier this year when the royal was pregnant with son Archie.


Meghan's questions ended with a "wild-card" request: "What is the most beautiful sound that you've ever heard?

Mrs Obama said about her daughters, who grew up during their father's time in the White House: "When Malia and Sasha were newborns, Barack and I could lose hours just watching them sleep.

"We loved to listen to the little sounds they'd make - especially the way they cooed when they were deep into dreaming.

"Don't get me wrong, early parenthood is exhausting. I'm sure you know a thing or two about that these days.

"But there is something so magical about having a baby in the house. Time expands and contracts; each moment holds its own little eternity.

"I'm so excited for you and Harry to experience that, Meghan. Savour it all."

Meghan focused on asking Mrs Obama a series of questions about being a parent, advice to her daughters and what her teenage self would think about Michelle today.

The duchess thanked her interviewee for sending the "kindest message on Mother's Day this year" and asked "What has motherhood taught you?"

In response Mrs Obama said: "As mothers, we just don't want anything or anyone to hurt our babies. But life has other plans. Bruised knees, bumpy roads and broken hearts are part of the deal.

"What's both humbled and heartened me is seeing the resiliency of my daughters. In some ways, Malia and Sasha couldn't be more different. One speaks freely and often, one opens up on her own terms.


Shopper mocks ASOS’ £350 dress that 'looks just like a sack of onions' (photos)

It's no secret that online retailers such as ASOS sometimes sell rather strange items of clothing.

From flame trainers that look like Chandler's ones in Friends to buckle up bikinis, they've got it all.

But shoppers have just stumbled across another interesting item - much to their own amusement.

The garment in question is the Elissa Poppy Lacetex Slip dress, which was originally put online for £350, but is now in the sale for £210.

What's so unusual about this dress you ask?

Well, according to people on Twitter it looks a lot like a sack of onions.

This is because the mesh design is completely see-through, just like the red netting you find around onions.

A baffled Twitter user named Jay Sharif, shared a photo of the dress and a bag of onions on Twitter.
He wrote: "350 for a dress that looks like onion bag sack allow that. #dress #wtf #asos #onalevel #ripped."

Army aircraft crashes into building in Pakistan killing 18 people on the spot (photos)

At least 18 people were killed and several injured when a small military plane crashed into a residential area near the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi.

Five crew members and 13 civilians were among the dead, rescue services said.

The aircraft was on a training flight when it crashed and set off a fire across several homes. One witness said the plane was ablaze before the crash.

The King Air 350 turboprop reportedly took a steep turn near its destination airport before coming down.


Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan offered his condolences and wished a "quick recovery for the injured", according to a tweet sent by the Pakistani government.




Read the touching story of pastor who was beheaded by Boko Haram founder

Emmanuel Ogebe a lawyer has shared the touching story of how a pastor, George Ojih, was beheaded by Boko Haram leader, Mohammed Yusuf in 2009. He also shared the survival story of Ojih’s widow and children. Read...

I had heard of this widow for years. I heard she and her kids had moved to Lagos after the horrific incident. I finally tracked her down.

She told me about her charismatic and studious husband who came back to Maiduguri for the weekend from bible school to visit his family. She remembers wistfully the sermon he preached at his church that weekend encouraging all to be firm till the end. As if he knew.

Later that week, Boko Haram went on rampage. They operated freely in the city of Maiduguri where they had a mosque, a camp ground and facilities. They rampaged through the city killing Christians.

Pastor George and his family were amongst those who fled to a military barracks for safety.

Several days later when the violence subsided a bit, he went in search of an old lady – a widow from his church who wasn’t hiding in the barracks with them.

During that rescue mission, he and a deacon were captured by the terrorists and taken to their grounds.

There Mohammed Yusuf, leader of Boko Haram, addressed a group of captured Christians from his throne, “Covert to Islam or die!” Pastor George refused. Instead he urged the other Christian captives to stay strong.

Incensed, Yusuf ordered for a sword to be brought and as Pastor George continued to encourage the others, pinned him down and slit his throat in their full view. Not done, he fully decapitated him. Then, holding up his severed head, Yusuf declared to the trembling group, “this is what we do to those who refuse to accept Islam!”

A few days later, Nigerian security forces captured Yusuf and he died in custody. His cup was full. He had defied the God of heaven for too long and shed too much innocent blood…

Some of the rescued captives who compromised after his beheading came and told her about her husband’s final, defiant moments…

She is probably one of Nigeria’s longest widow’s from Boko Haram terrorism going back to their July 2009 uprising, 10 years ago this week.

I asked her if she had received compensation from Borno state government as I heard some was being offered. She said, the state government claims they are only paying compensation for people killed during their tenure. Hers was before so they didn’t pay.

I was sickened. How could a nation fail to protect its citizens and then fail to comfort them?

Then she told me about Banjo.

A prominent pastor in Warri and another one in Lagos helped relocate her and her two kids from Borno to the south. She was pregnant then and had her third child there.

A man named Banjo got in touch with her and promised to pay for her kids’ school. This is very costly in one of the world’s most expensive metropolitan megacities.

Every once in a while Banjo would call and ask about the kids’ results. One year, she read the grades to him. Banjo said, “let me call you back.”

Sometime later, he phoned. “I have discussed this with my bible study group. Your son’s grades are not great. We need to move him to a better school. We will pay for the new school.”

It is one thing to be a one-off or cash-and-go philanthropist. It is a whole other thing to be a caring, consistent humanitarian. He paid the fees but he cared about the kid’s performance. In that wise, Banjo was doing what George himself would have done. George must be smiling from heaven…(the body works!)

I marvel at this man whom she tells me she has never met. Yes. He has never shown up to claim credit or glory for his charity. He is leaving it all up to His Rewarder. He is from the southwest, she is from north central and the pastor who relocated her is from the south south. They have no bond, no connection than the love of God. Ironically I found out during our interview that she was from my place…

This is why I believe in Nigeria but I believe in Nigerians more. We have been our own government when there was no governance. We can be our own ministers when there are none. We have proven time and again, that we can survive without them and inspite of them.