Monday, 26 September 2016

Recession: In Niger State, hungry youths snatch food packs from nursery and primary school children

Hunger-induced crimes in Minna, Niger State capital have taken a worrying dimension as hungry youths now go about snatching food packs from nursery and primary school children on their way to school, The Guardian reports.
The latest victim, one Fati Sanusi, a four-year-old nursery two pupil of Mega Stars Academy, located in Kpakungu, Minna, alleged that her food pack, prepared by her mother was snatched from her by a youth.
Headmistress of the school, Mrs. Cecilia Bunmi Koseemani, who confirmed the incident exclusively to The Guardian, said that it was difficult to get the little girl to stop crying.
"We had to send for her mother who prevailed on the four-year-old girl before she stopped crying. The mother later rushed back home to prepare Indomie for her instead of the rice meal that was initially snatched from her." said Mrs Koseemani.
The Headmistress appealed to parents to try and put their little school children in the care of grown up schoolmates, so as to avoid such things in the future, describing the incident as a reflection of the prevailing hardship in the country.
Other cases of hunger-induced crimes includes reports of people stealing food still on fire, as well as women collecting food items from sellers in the market and deliberately taking to their heels instead of paying. It was also reported that a housewife stabbed her rival to death over the modalities for sharing a measure of Gaari (Cassava flour) brought home by their husband.
Source: The Guardian

TF? This lady says she uses semen for her facials


Popular Istagram model/entrepreneur Sheneka Adams took to her page to explain to her followers how she keeps her skin shiny and fresh and how she prevents acne breakouts. She claims she uses semen. Read what she wrote after the cut...


Check out what Lala Anthony wore to the Global Citizen Festival

The former TV presenter and mother of one wore a Dsquared2 “Samurai Tattoo” jumpsuit to the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, New York City over the weekend. She looks amazing!

Osasu Igbinedion alongside President Buhari at the United Nations General Assembly


Sustainable Development advocate and broadcast journalist, Osasu Igbinedion, shared this picture of herself and President Buhari taken during the round up of the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York, New York

Nigeria's male Barbie, Bobrisky lovely in new photo


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Transgender couple become first in the world to give birth to their own biological baby


A transgender man, Fernando Machado who was assigned female at birth and his partner Diane Rodriguez, who was assigned male at birth, gave birth to a healthy child after conceiving with his transgender wife, making the couple the first transgender couple in South America to do so.
The couple who gave birth in June, live in Ecuador have expressed their desire to have more children.

Machado told BBC:
“We are the same as other families. Even though we might not have the same rights, we are the same,”
The transgender couple met after meeting on social media more than two years ago.
Diane told the BBC :
"We don't have a name yet - or rather we do - we are just waiting to announce it.
"Being a mother was never something I thought I would do because I am a transsexual.The law before demanded that to be recognised as a woman you had to be castrated."We are the same as other families. Even though we might not have the same rights, we're the same.
Ms Rodriguez on the other hand said, said she never thought she would have the opportunity to be a mother.
 The couple have not undergone full gender reassignment so were able to conceive naturally.

'We live as man and woman. I'm a transfeminine woman and Fernando is a transmasculine man. The process to get here was complex for each of us,” Mr Machado said

Photos: Troops repel attack at Logomani


At about 1.00am today, Sunday 25th September 2016, some suspected remnants of Boko Haram fighters attacked our troops location of at Logomani along Dikwa-Gambarou road, Borno State, in a 3 wave attack using 36 Hand Grenades and Rocket Propelled Launchers. Our troops fought gallantly and repelled the attack which lasted for about one hour. At the end of the fierce encounter, the troops counted 22 dead bodies of Boko Haram fighters.

They also recovered 2 AK-47 Rifles, 1 FN Rifle, 1 G3 Rifle and some 36 Hand grenades. Unfortunately, we lost 4 soldiers and their rifles as a result of the effect of Boko Haram use of Rocket Propelled Grenades, while 2 soldiers were wounded in action. The wounded in action have been evacuated for further medical management. The location have been reinforced and replenished while the troops have continued their clearance operations.

Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue Ivy seen at the Dallas Cowboys game


Queen Bey, her rapper/business mogul husband, Jay Z and daughter,  Blue Ivy were spotted at the Dallas Cowboys vs Chicago Bears game. More photos after the cut....


Photos/Video: 21 Nigerian prostitutes who were beaten if they didn't bring in €1,000 a day, rescued by police in Ibiza, Spain


A major operation carried out by the Spanish police in association with the Office of Criminal Investigation in Germany and Europol has led to rescue of 21 Nigerian prostitutes and the arrest of 24 suspects, including members of 'Supreme Eiye Confraternity cult, in the exclusive districts of Ibiza, Spain. 

The prostitutes, some as young as 16 were lured to the Spanish mainland with fake promises of jobs and then forced to work 14 hours a day. The were beaten with brooms and sticks if they didn't bring in €1,000.


"The network captured very young victims among the lower classes of the major Nigerian cities, deceiving them with false job offers in Spain,"

"Once in our country, they were forced into prostitution in marathon days, being beaten if they did not earn the money demanded by the gang," said a police spokesman.

Investigators said Ibiza was chosen for the summer because of the high influx of tourists, with the gang totalling controlling the streets of the exclusive areas. They were kept in one apartment and only allowed out occasionally to buy food or to keep an appointment with a client.

"If they didn't earn 1,000 euros a day, they would be forced to kneel for hours and beaten with sticks and brooms,' said the spokesman.

Police found that 17 women were forced to share one apartment of just 30 square metres, with three to four girls sleeping in one single bed. The vulnerable women were given employment offers 'too good to refuse' in view of their poor circumstances but once captured, were unable to escape.They were subjected to voodoo rituals and sworn to loyalty contracts under the threat of family members being killed.

The women were smuggled into Europe on boats and planes and were only told their job offer was false when they arrived in Spain. 
They were then told they would have to pay up to 50,000 pounds to be freed and could do so through prostitution.

Those arrested included two women said to be the ringleaders who had 'years of experience' in recruiting vulnerable girls. Police said they took elaborate steps to avoid detection, often moving the women from house to house.

One of the gang was arrested in Germany where he had tried to hide and five others were found to be members of the 1960s cult called 'Supreme Eiye Confraternity'.

The money earned from prostitution was sent to Nigeria via Madrid where a bar was used as the front. Seven properties were raided in Spain and Germany and 20 bank accounts blocked.
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Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer dead at age 87


Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer has died. According to his family, Palmer died Sunday at his home in Pennsylvania. Arnold Palmer was a 7-time major championship winner and became the most beloved figure associated with the golf in the 60s. Arnold Palmer, was a champion golfer whose full-bore style of play, thrilling tournament victories and magnetic personality inspired an American golf boom, attracted a following known as Arnie’s Army and made him one of the most popular athletes in the world.

A spokesman for his business enterprises, Doc Giffin, said the cause of death was complications from heart problems. Paul Wood, a spokesman for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, confirmed that Palmer died Sunday evening at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Man arrested with cocaine stuffed in his jacket at Lagos airport


31 year old Agwu Samuel pictured above, has been arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) after 10 wraps of cocaine weighing 110 grammes was discovered in his collar jacket at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. According to the Nation, he was arrested shortly after he disembarked from the aircraft on his way from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The suspect confidently wore the jacket containing the drugs but through experience and insight, the drugs were discovered by the anti-drug officers. This is the first discovery of cocaine inside the collar of a jacket by the NDLEA.

Speaking on his arrest, ‎the NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba, said Agwu was arrested during routine check on passengers.
“Ten wraps of cocaine weighing 110 grammes were found inside the collar of his jacket during screening of passengers on a South Africa Airline flight from Brazil through Johannesburg. The drug which was carefully hidden inside his jacket tested positive for cocaine and investigation is ongoing.”
When interrogated, the suspect who claims to be a shoe seller in Togo, said in his statement that he went to Brazil in search of greener pastures but resorted to drug trafficking due to frustration. He attended Technical Secondary School in Ohafia, Abia State.
“I use to sell shoes in Togo until I lost goods worth N3 million. This negatively affected my business and made me to travel to Brazil in a desperate search for greener pastures. After a fruitless search for job in Brazil for four months, I decided to smuggle drugs to get some money to start my shoe business. I thought the drugs will not be detected inside my jacket but I was caught and I am very sad”.
He will soon be charged to court

EJ Johnson steps out in a sheer top, micro shorts & over-the-knee boots


The son of formerNBA star, Magic Johnson, EJ Johnson was spotted at West Hollywood night lounge Bootsy Bellows, dressed in his usual flamboyant outfit. EJ wore a sheer, long-sleeve blouse decorated with a striped pattern, fitted dress shorts encased in a cape-like skirt and over-the-knee boots. See more photos as you continue.