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Friday, August 25, 2017

Biafra: US sends two attorneys to Nigeria, probes killing of Biafrans by Nigerian army

• American attorneys to storm Nigeria
Two United States Attorneys,  Bruce Fein and Bruce DelValle of  Fein& DelValle PPLC  have met with ten Nigerian witnesses on the suit filed in the United States District court of Columbia against 14 Nigerian defendants for their complicity in the 2016 torture and extra-judicial killings of pro Biafran agitators during their peaceful protests.
The two attorneys who arrived Nigeria three days ago met with the families of the victims at an undisclosed location and also extracted various statements from them which were deposed as affidavits of facts to the suit.
Ten Biafran plaintiffs are seeking millions of dollars  as damages to compensate for their grievous losses and suffering following the alleged gruesome killings of pro Biafra agitators in Nkpor and Onitsha , Anambra State and Aba, Abia State in 2016 during the peaceful demonstration for the release of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
The identities of the plaintiffs are hidden for security reasons while the case name is John Doe , etal vs Tukur Yusuf Buratai etal  civil action No. 1:17-cv-01033. The case has been assigned to United States District Judge Ellen S. Huvelle, appointed by President William Jefferson Clinton.
Speaking to Daily Sun in an exclusive chat, Attorney Bruce Fein said they were in Nigeria as a follow up to the suit already in court because of Biafra agitators who were murdered as a result of high level military and security agencies infringement of their rights to freedom of assembly and expression while the state governors could not also protect the demonstrators.
He explained that under the United States law, those human rights crimes are prosecutable in the United States courts even though the plaintiffs and defendants are citizens of the country, Nigeria.
Fein said after filing the case in the US court, they were able to convince the judge that revealing the identities of the complainants /plaintiffs in the suit could result in retaliations and danger against their families,  hence the reason the court settled for the name John Doe etal so that it can proceed anonymously.
He confirmed that 13 defendants out of 16 have been effectively served with the court summons and noted that the Igbos and Christians have the  right to live in the country and enjoy their full rights as citizens of Nigeria.
The Nigerian facilitators, Emeka Umeagbalasi , board chairman, International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law and Okpalaezenri  Emeka Onyeso of the Forum for the Promotion of National Ethos and Values,  in their separate remarks noted that the struggle to ensure justice for the victims and families of those who died through the use of state power of coercion while engaging in peaceful protest  is a noble cause that must be pursued to a logical conclusion.
They thanked the Ekwenche Organisation of Chicago, USA for their role in the suit, noting that the capability of countries to set up laws that regulate and protect all fundamental rights of man within the context of the United Nations Declarations, Covenants, Conventions and other multilateral treaties, and punish offenders, to a very large extent, influence the level of human development in most countries of the world.
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Quit Notice : We Are Leaving, Some Igbos In Bauchi Vow

Some Igbo residents in Bauchi State have reacted to the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG)’s withdrawal of the quit notice handed down to the Igbo living in the North, insisting that they already had their minds made and would leave the region.
Speaking with Daily Sun in Bauchi, on Friday, they stressed that they are leaving before the October 1 quit notice issued to them saying that as far as they are concern the quit notice still stands.
One of them, IK Iloanya, a businessman, said Thursday’s stance by the northern youth did not appease him to stay back.
Iloanya, from Agwu Local Government Area of Anambra State, said: “As far as I am concern, the quit notice still stands. I still stand on the quit notice. I am ready to forfeit my house and other property to leave before October 1”
Another Igbo resident, Jerry Ikechukwu, a spare parts dealer at Bakin Kura, said he has conclude plans to leave Bauchi and return after a week when he is sure that there would be no trouble.
Ikechuwku, an indigene of Aniocha Local Government in Anambra State, said but for prominent northern leaders like the Sultan of Sokoto
Sa’ad Abubakar and the Emir of Bauchi, Dr Rilwanu Adamu. who personally came out to say that nothing would happen to Igbos, he would have left as soon as the notice was issued.
“I expected President Buhari to say something about the issue in his recent speech but did not but I am leaving and may return when I am sure the coast is clear,” Ikechuwku said.
Saturday Sun reliably gathered that there is still tension and apprehension among Igbo residents
Our correspondent discovered that a lot of Igbos residents had either sold or lease their properties, including Hotels, houses and business premises.
“Almost all the Igbo people in my yard are going,” said Olu, a Bauchi resident.
But others like Vera Udeh, and Chika Onwuka, said they are not leaving Bauchi.
“I thank them for not asking us to leave again. As for me and my family, we are staying. When it is time to go, we will go because nobody forced me to come to Bauchi,” Onwuka said.
Henry Nduagube, a spare parts dealer, said that there had been tremendous pressure from his kinsmen in Ezeagu local government of
Enugu State, for him to leave the north before the October 1 dealine “Thank God for the new development. I was confident that nothing will happen to us (Igbos). I have made up my mind that I will not leave the north. I am not going anywhere,” said Nduagube, who has lived in Bauchi for over 16 years.
Another resident, Vincent Okonkwo, from Nnewi , said he didn’t see any reason why Nigeria should break up.
“I have been in Bauchi for 28 years. I don’t plan to go anywhere because I remain a Nigerian,” Okonkwo, said.
The Eze Igbo of Bauchi, Igwe Jude Umezika, expressed happiness with the northern youth for rescinding the October 1 quiet notice.
Umezika particularly commended the Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, for the way he handled the situation, saying it calm frayed nerves.
“Any Igbo man thinking of going should drop the idea because the quit notice has been dropped,” he said.
Speaking with Saturday Sun, the Igwe appealed to religious and traditional rulers in the north to come together and sue for peace.
“I call on them now that the quit notice has been dropped, to go round and preach peace
“Igbos have no problem with our host community and don’t support anything that will lead to break down of the peace we enjoy”
He was optimistic that the role played by the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Dr Rilwanu Adamu and the Governor of the state Barrister Mohammed
Abubakar would engender lasting peace.
The Igwe said: “I trust the Emir of Bauchi who raised his hands to heaven that as long as he is alive, his time would witness peace.
“We also thank Governor Abubakar because he is someone that if you are aggrieved, when he talks to you, you will feel better and change your mind about what you planned to do”
credit: Sun News
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Breaking News:Douglas Road Owerri On Fire As Owerri People Resist Relocation Of Ekeukwu Market By Governor Okorocha(Photos)

Ahead of the Imo State Government 48hours order and planned forceful relocation of Ekeukwu Owerri Market by Douglas Road tomorrow, Saturday August 26, 2017, the  Market environ (Douglas Road) has been set on fire by unknown persons.Owerri people argued that the market has been there for long and will resist any attempt to resist the market
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Sierra Leone Mudslide: Billionaire Tony Elumelu proves to a curious Nigerian that he began his charity at home



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Bishop Oyedepo And Wife Arrive In Style At The Luxurious Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai. Photos

Bishop David Oyedepo and Pastor (Mrs) Faith Oyedepo arrived Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, 24th August 2017. On his entourage were Pastor and Mrs Beecroft among others.
Bishop David Oyedepo and Pastor (Mrs) Faith Oyedepo in Dubai


The Bishop will minister at the Sheikh Rashid Hall (E&F) Dubai World Trade Centre by 2pm on Friday, 25th August 2017.

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Man arrested for punching girlfriend in the face for saying “NO” to his romantic marriage proposal


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A thug turned up at his girlfriend’s work to pop the question – and punched her in the face when she said no. Andrei Pavel left Andrea Nagy with “significant injuries” in the horror attack after splashing out on an engagement ring and a bunch of flowers.
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Following his arrest Pavel, who has no previous convictions, told police officers he was upset by the rejection. Now he has been banned from contacting his victim for a year after pleading guilty to assault by beating.
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North Staffordshire Justice Centre heard Pavel and Nagy had been in an “intense” relationship for three months and had moved in together before hitting a rocky patch.
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But Pavel, from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, was keen to get things back on track and turned up at Nagy’s workplace on July 21 to propose. Prosecutor Ruth Bentley said: “She described the relationship as intense.
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She moved in with him after two months but the relationship broke down and they split up. Since that time he had been contacting her via texts. He did not want the relationship to end.
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He was trying to get it back on track, and even purchased a ring and asked her to marry him. She was handed a note at work, which said the defendant wanted to speak to her.
She met the defendant who was waiting outside with a bunch of flowers.” The court heard Pavel proposed to Nagy but she said no. Bentley added: “He punched her to the face, knocking her to the floor for a matter of seconds.
She was left with an injury to her face.” The court heard Nagy said she was scared of the defendant and described him as jealous and controlling. Credit: The Sun
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Pilot dies as Nigerian Air Force plane crashes in Kaduna



A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) trainer aircraft crashed yesterday, killing its experienced instructor pilot, Group Capt Adamu Gabriel Ochai, who was the only pilot on-board. .
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The incident happened at about 4:25pm at the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) permanent site Afaka, along Kaduna International Airport road.
A statement issued by NAF’s director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, reads: “A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Beetle Aircraft today crashed in Kaduna while on a mission. .
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The only soul on board the aircraft, one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots, was unfortunately lost during the mishap”.
He said while the cause of the incident was still unknown, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, immediately directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the immediate and remote cause of the crash.
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Single mum scoops $758m lottery, making her richer than Beyonce and Taylor Swift combined


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A mum-of-two has become more wealthy than Beyonce and Taylor Swift combined, after she scooped $758.7 million, the largest single win in American lottery history.
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After realising she had won, Mavis Wanczyk, who beat odds of one-in-292.2 million, immediately called her work to say she would not be returning.
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The 53-year-old, hospital cleric from Chicopee, Massachusetts, found out about her win while on what turned out to be her last night shift at a hospital where she had been for more than 30 years.
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Mavis said she was with her colleague, Rob, when she checked her numbers. She explained: “And he’s reading these numbers and I pull mine out and I go ‘hey, I have that …’ and he goes ‘let me see that ticket,’ he goes, ‘you just won.’”
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Mavis, the mother of a 31-year-old daughter and a 26-year-old son, said she wasn’t able to drive because she was so stunned. “I couldn’t do anything so he (Rob) followed me to make sure I made it home safely,’ she added.

When asked what she wants to do with all the money she has won, she said, “The first thing I want to do is just sit back and relax and I had a pipe dream and my pipe dream has finally come true, I wanted to retire in 12 (years) and it came early.
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I’ve called work and told them I will not be coming back. I just want to be me and figure out what I want to do. I’m scared but I’ll be ok.”
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The shop owner, Bob Bolduc, collected $50,000 for selling the winning ticket and is planning to give the money to charity. Mavis will now have to decide whether to take a lump sum or have her winnings paid out over 30 years.
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If she chooses the quick cash she will receive about $480.5 million as wins in America, are taxed.
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Woman’s leg swells up to 60kg due to mystery potentially-deadly disease


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A woman’s leg has swelled to enormous proportions in a potentially-deadly condition. Rezia Begum’s, 40, right leg weighs around 60kg due to suspected elephantiasis.
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The mother-of-two, from Bangladesh, has suffered with the condition ever since the birth of her second daughter 18 years ago. Although it is unclear how Ms Begum’s condition affects her, she says she is now dependent on the support of her relatives.
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Ms Begum said: ‘I was like any other normal woman but now I’m a burden on my poor family.’ Although she is being cared for at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh, she is yet to begin treatment.
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Surgery and additional tests are required before therapy can start. The cause of Ms Begum’s condition is unclear, however, previous reports of other cases revealed the disorder can be caused by roundworms entering the body via mosquitoes.
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If the swelling spreads from the legs to the abdomen, the condition can be fatal. Elephantiasis affects around 120 million people globally. It is characterised by the massive enlargement of an area of the body due to obstruction of the lymphatic system. This results in the accumulation of fluids in the affected part of the body.
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Policeman who aided the escape of Port Harcourt ritual killer, crying after being sacked




The Rivers State Police Command has dismissed Police Sergeant, Johnbosco Okoroeze, for allegedly helping suspected ritual killer, Ifeanyi Dike, escape from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in Port Harcourt.
Okoroeze was also arraigned before a chief magistrate’s court on two counts of obstruction of justice and conspiracy. No bail was granted to him, he remains in police custody for the alleged offences.
Chief Magistrate, Sokari Andrew-Jaja, cautioned the dismissed Sergeant as he cried uncontrollably inside the court. The prime suspect, Ifeanyi Dike raped, killed and removed the organs of 8 year old Victory Nmezuwuba, before he was arrested and taken to the SCIID.
Okoroeze, who was the Investigating Police Officer, said he temporarily removed Dike’s handcuffs while he took his statement, but that Dike escaped from his custody in the covers of the dark.
The victim’s father, Dr Ernest Nmezuwuba, who was also in the charge room while Dike was supposed to write his statement said there was no power supply in the area at that time and that he had to rely on candlelight during that time.
The suspect, Dike, reportedly escaped from Okoroeze’s custody and his whereabouts has still remained unknown. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Zaki, ordered the dismissal and arraignment of Okoroeze for criminal conspiracy.
According to Punchng, when Okoroeze was aaraigned and presented to the magistrate’s court in handcuffs, he cried profusely. He said: “What have I done to myself? What did I do? Call my wife for me.”
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Woman Beats Her 17-Year-Old Daughter After Discovering She’s Pregnant. Photos

A distressed onlooker captured the barbaric moment a mother savagely attacked her teenage daughter after finding out she was pregnant. Horrifying footage shows the mum drag her 17-year-old daughter by her hair and violently beat her. The young woman reportedly told her mother that she was expecting a baby – which prompted her to fly into a fit of fury.
woman beats her teenage daughter for being pregnant

The incident which happened outside a flat somewhere in Brazil, shows the violent altercation between the unnamed pair.
In the footage, the mum can be seen dragging her daughter by her red curly hair across the floor.
She can be seen raining down a barrage of blows as the young woman attempts to protect her face.
The cruel mum climbs on top of the teenager, pinning her in place, as she screams insults in her face and continues to lash out with her fists.
The mum, who wears a black top and denim shorts, then punches her a few more times to the face and head before releasing her.
Blood can be seen on the floor and on the woman’s face from the dozens of blows.
The horrifying video was filmed by a witness before being uploaded onto the internet.
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Why I Did Not Attend Governors Meeting With Buhari – Fayose Reveals

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, said that he could not abandon a planned event to attend an ‘impromptu’ meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. The governor was apparently reacting to insinuations that he shunned Friday’s meeting between the president and some governors.
president Buhari and Fayose

In a series of tweets, Mr. Fayose said he received the invitation to the meeting with the president, while preparation for his traditional installation as the Apesin of Ado Ekiti was in top gear adding that “he could not have abandoned his guests for an impromptu meeting with the president.”
“For those insinuating that I shunned the president’s meeting with governors, I didn’t. I had my installation as Apesin of Ado Ekiti slated for today.
“Guests were already in Ekiti since yesterday for the chieftaincy title installation before I received notice of the meeting with the President.
“There was no how I could have abandoned the people here in Ado Ekiti for the impromptu meeting with the President,’’ Mr. Fayose said in the tweets.
Apart from meeting with the state governors, Mr. Buhari also met with the leadership of the two major parties, APC and PDP, behind closed doors at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting was attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, chairman of the APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, and the caretaker chairman of the PDP, Ahmed Makarfi.
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Couple Spotted Enjoying Themselves In An Office In Full View Of Onlookers. Photos

A randy couple enjoyed a late-night office romp in full view of passers-by last night – and even drew a crowd of amused onlookers. The pair had apparently waited until their colleagues had gone home for the night before they decided to get down to business.
couple spotted enjoying themselves in an office

Unfortunately for them, they had decided to leave the lights on during their tryst, meaning the crowd gathering in Dover Street, central London, could guess exactly what they were up to.
The couple were spotted last night at around 11.40pm, in an office above Caffe Nero , and didn’t appear aware they had attracted such an interested audience.

A witness told the Sun Online : “It was close to midnight and I saw this huge crowd gathered.”You couldn’t see anything graphic, but she was on the table and he was standing up. The crowd were pointing and laughing as they watched.”
It’s reported that the amorous lovers were on view for around 20 minutes, before “going on the floor.”
Some onlookers even cheered.

It’s not clear what company the office space above the coffee shop belongs to.
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Biggest Fight Ever? $1.2m Bet Among Wagers On Mayweather To Defeat McGregor

An eye-popping $1.2 million bet is among a flurry of big-money wagers on Floyd Mayweather as the welterweight champion prepares to take on mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor, bookmakers reported on Friday. As Mayweather and McGregor readied to face each other at a weigh-in later Friday, Las Vegas bookmakers were reporting a surge in betting on Saturday’s cross-combat sports showdown at the T-Mobile Arena.
$1.2m Bet Among Wagers On Mayweather To Defeat McGregor

Bookmakers have said the total amount gambled on the bout will make it the most bet-upon fight in Las Vegas history.
William Hill US reported that the flood of bets in the past 24 hours included a punter who strolled into a sports book and handed over $1.2 million in cash on Mayweather, a 1/5 favourite. If Mayweather wins, the bet will earn around $240,000.
“It’s going to be the biggest fight handle ever. Period,” William Hill US director of trading Nick Bogdanovich said. “Whether it’s boxing, gladiators or Game of Thrones.”
William Hill said another gambler had staked $300,000 on the outcome in Mayweather’s favour.
The MGM sportsbook also took a $1 million bet on Mayweather on Thursday, according to ESPN. The bet would net around $182,000 in profits.
Vegas bookmakers say that while the majority of bets on the fight have been placed on McGregor, a 5-1 underdog, most of the total ‘handle’ or betting pool has been placed on Mayweather.
Bogdanovich told AFP that bets on McGregor were outstripping wagers on Mayweather by a ratio of 17 to 1.
Bookmakers face multi-million-dollar losses if McGregor stuns the boxing world and upsets Mayweather on Saturday.
William Hill said the biggest bet it had received on McGregor so far came on July 24, when a bettor staked $150,000 on the Irishman, setting up a potential $662,500 windfall if Mayweather loses.
Most experts say McGregor, who has never fought in a professional boxing contest, has next to no chance against Mayweather, the 40-year-old former welterweight star who retired in 2015 with a 49-0 record.
Mike Tyson’s former trainer Teddy Atlas was one of the latest voices to write off McGregor’s chances of springing a surprise.
“It’s going to be like walking through a really bad neighbourhood late at night,” Atlas said of McGregor. “He’s going to get mugged.”
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Pregnant Transgender Man Reveals How He Plans To Raise His Unborn Child. Photos

A transgender man who is eight months pregnant has revealed how he will raise his unborn child gender binary with the help of two women. Business assistant Alex Alvarez, 25, is expecting his first child conceived via an unknown sperm donor , in just one month.
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He will bring up the baby, who will remain gender neutral, with his girlfriend Carla Gonzalez, 33, and their mutual friend Cole James, 36, a gender queen.
Instead of imposing a gender on their baby the couple, from Los Angeles, want the child to decide what to be.
Alex, who does not want to disclose his female name, explained: “We want him or her to choose his or her own gender. “I’ve got a nephew who is proud he is a man. He has chosen that, and that is great.“We will raise our child gender fluid, until they can choose what gender they wish to be. “The baby will have a trans father and two mothers,”

The trio – who Alex said are not in a three-way relationship – will live together.
Cole is currently making it baby-friendly, so they can raise the baby together.
Now, preparing for a home birth, Alex is hoping he’ll be able to breast-feed and has said he was nervous about the baby arriving.
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Militant Gang Members Including A Female Arrested By Soldiers In Delta

One soldier attached to the 19 Battalion, Koko in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State, was shot on Tuesday while six suspected militants were killed during an ambush by the militants on the troop who were trying to apprehend the leader of the gang.
Soldier shot as militants ambush army in Delta


An operative of the Department of State Security disclosed that a team from the battalion arrested some members of the gang last Sunday, including a female suspect and took the team to their hideout at Akpakakpa Creek near Abigborodo in Warri North Council Area of the Delta State where members of the gang ambushed them leading to a fierce gun battle.
“The hoodlums having been arrested at different parts of Sapele, have confessed to killing two soldiers in July while trying to abduct a female victim,” the source stated.
“Two of the suspects earlier arrested, had confessed to being members of a militant gang that abducted a female victim at Amukpe, Sapele, and killed two soldiers during that incident,” said the source speaking on the condition of anonymity.
“They also admitted to being the brain behind the abduction of some staff of an oil company along the Benin River, as well as the vandalization of oil and gas facilities in the area.”“Security operatives within and around Sapele are also on the manhunt for other members of the gang who escaped with gunshot wounds during the shootout,” the source said to SaharaReporters.
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White Farmers Who Forced Black Man Into A Coffin In SA – Found Guilty Of Attempted Murder

Two white farmers who forced a black man into a coffin and threatened to burn him alive, are in fear of their lives as they face up to long prison sentences, after being found guilty of attempted murder. Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson, both 29, were also found guilty of kidnapping, intimidation and assault with GBH in a trial that showed the deep the racial divides that still exist in South Africa.
white farmers who tried to bury black man alive


The pair, who said they lived in fear of repeated death threat while remanded in custody for eight months before the trial began, were jeered at and branded racists by a largely black crowd in the court.
During the trial the courtroom was brought to tears as it was shown the full two-minute coffin clip, in which terrified Victor Mlotshwa begs for his life.
In the disturbing video, Mr Mlotshwa is seen with his hands clasped together in prayer amid whimpering and screaming as he appears to be forced into the coffin.

One of the farmers is then seen pressing the lid down with his foot as the victim screams in terror, believing the pair were about to pour petrol in.
Oosthuizen and Jackson pleaded not guilty to kidnap, assault, attempted murder and possession of a firearm over the incident last year in the eastern province of Mpumalanga.
The phone footage revealed further details about the alleged assault after a shorter clip emerged last year triggering national outrage and leading to the arrest of the two accused.
Both clips appear to have been filmed by the suspects.

“Please don’t kill me,” Mlotshwa begged the men while in the coffin, according to the Times Live website.
“Why shouldn’t we, when you are killing our farm?” one allegedly replied.
The two men claimed that they had caught Mlotshwa with stolen copper cables on private property and wanted to scare him by placing him in the coffin so he would never return.
The alleged assault took place at the JM de Beer Boerdry farm in Mpumulanga province in August last year but the arrests were only made two months later when the footage went viral.
Jackson was further found guilty of one charge of obstruction of justice and Oosthuizen cleared of possession of a firearm.
The remaining charges against the pair were all guilty verdicts.
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Buhari, Osinbajo meet APC, PDP leaders


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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday morning held a closed-door meeting with leaders of Nigeria’s two largest political parties in Abuja. The meeting, also attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, was with leaders of the ruling APC and opposition PDP,

At the meeting, Pres. Buhari said: “Opposition does not mean hostility,enmity or antagonism. Democracy needs opposition, one which is vibrant but responsible.
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Nigerian lady initiates search for a husband for her 47-yr-old aunt

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IPOB rejects Arewa Youths’ quit notice withdrawal, urges all Igbos to return home



The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has rejected the withdrawal of the quit notice earlier issued to all easterners living in the northern region by the coalition of Arewa Youths Consultation Forum.
The Arewa youths, under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Groups, Thursday withdrew its quit notice to Ndigbo but said it would continue to push for the re-arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as well as tagging the Biafran group a terrorist body.
The Arewa group had issued a three months eviction order to all Nigerians of Igbo extraction living in the northern region to vacate the north before October 1, 2017 or face physical attacks.
However, before the expiration of the order, the group made a volt farce, withdrawing the order yesterday. But IPOB has rejected the withdrawal, urging the Arewa Youths to stick to the eviction order if they have integrity. IPOB slao urged all Igbos and other southerners living in the north to ignore the withdrawal and come home
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UBA bows to pressure, says customers can now use their ATM cards for porn, betting services


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Authorities of the United Bank for Africa Plc have taken back their words as they have today announced that their cards could be used on any credible platform and for the purchase of any service the card holder desires.
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The UBA authorities had, on Thursday, emailed customers telling them that they could not use the bank’s debit/credit cards to purchase certain services or items, such as  jewelry, pornography, or betting, among others.
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The bank however sent another email today cancelling the ban and informing that they are free to use its. The new email, signed by Executive Director, Group COO, Mr. Chukwuma Nweke, reads:
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In our relentless bid to continuously provide excellent services to our customers, we work hard to protect your transactions and Identity. We recently sent you correspondence indicating that your cards would be protected from certain risky sites.
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We have listened to you and have heard that this is not in line with your expectations. We have immediately made adjustments accordingly. Please be informed that all sites have been unblocked and you can now transact on any platform globally that you would like to whilst we continue to provide surveillance on some high risk activity points to protect your transactions.
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Fashion student dies on her 21st birthday after drinking half a bottle of Jack Daniels


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A fashion student died on her 21st birthday after drinking half a bottle of Jack Daniels and choking on her own vomit in a Thai restaurant. Narinthorn Alexander was found unconscious in the toilet of Thai Tho in Soho, central London, after telling friends she was not feeling well.
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She later suffered a cardiac arrest and was in a coma for six days before her life machine support was turned off.  However, coroner Mary Hassell ruled that the amount of Jack Daniels she had consumed played a significant role in her death.
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Miss Alexander, who was born in Thailand, was studying at the University of West London. She turned 21 on March 9 and celebrated her birthday with her boyfriend and six other friends later that week.
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Buhari receives in audience, 35 state governors

pictures of president mohammadu Buhari receiving the 35 states governors of the federation.
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New Kogi Head Of Service Retired By The Governor, 72 Hours After Being Appointed


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The newly appointed Head of Service in Kogi, Mrs Hasana Lawal, has been retired. A statement issued on Friday in Lokoja by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Folashade Ayoade, confirmed the retirement of Lawal. .
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She was retired barely 72-hours after being appointed as the substantive Head of Service on Aug. 23. No reason was given for her retirement from the civil service. Ayoade said that her retirement was with immediate effect. .
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Both Lawal and Gov. Yahaya Bello hail from Okene LGA of the state. Ayoade, however, said that Bello had graciously appointed Lawal as his new Special Adviser on Civil Service, Labour and Pension matters.
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Why I fight for women – Nigerian rights activist

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Young Sierra Leonean artiste, Blazer Blaze Joeblaze, tied the nuptial knot with his beautiful white fiancée

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French President Macron spends €26,000 on make-up in 100 days


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He’s only 39 and fresh-faced, but France’s President Emmanuel Macron has run up a make-up bill of €26,000 in his first 100 days in office, offering fresh ammunition to his critics.
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The bill, revealed by Le Point magazine and confirmed by the presidency to AFP on Friday, was paid to a freelance make-up artist for work since the centrist took power in mid-May.
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It recalled an embarrassing revelation about the balding former president Francois Hollande who was forced to admit to employing a private hairdresser on a pre-tax monthly salary of nearly €10,000 ($11,800).
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Opponents seized on the total of the make-up bills — one for €10,000s and another for €16,000 — with most of the French media publishing stories about the issue. “While France is slaving away, Macron is spreading (the equivalent of) 23 times the minimum wage on his face,” wrote far-right strategist Florian Philippot on Twitter.
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A source in the presidency told BFM television that future costs would be “significantly reduced,” while claiming that both Hollande and former right-wing president Nicolas Sarkozy spent more on make-up.
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Many male politicians in the West wear foundation while making media appearances to counter the bleaching effect of studio lights or flash photography, as well as concealer to cover up signs of under-eye fatigue.
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NSCDC intercepts Ministry of Mines and Steel vehicle loaded with stolen oil


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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Bayelsa State Command, has apprehended suspected oil thieves, including one Philip Tuma, who claims to be an employee of the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development.
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He was nabbed with an official vehicle being used to convey petroleum products suspected to have been stolen. The vehicle, a Toyota Hilux van, which was used by the suspects to beat security checkpoints, was rounded up on Thursday in Yenagoa, by the anti-vandals team of the corps.
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Tuma said he worked in the ministry and was officially allowed to keep the vehicle. He, however, exonerated his boss, saying his supervisor knew nothing about deployment of the vehicle to transport oil suspected to have been stolen.
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Tuma said he worked in collusion with his younger brothers whom he claimed were idling away due to the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
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The suspect said, “I work in the ministry and was given the vehicle to keep as a worker. My boss has no knowledge of what I have done. This is my first time. My younger ones, who are at home because of the ASUU strike, convinced me to follow them because they needed money for their tuition.”
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Gov. Okowa elated after Pres. Buhari called him the favorite of the press, during a closed-door meeting with governors, today, at the Villa

Gov. Okowa elated after Pres. Buhari called him the favorite of the press, during a closed-door meeting with governors, today, at the Villa.
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72-yr-old grandma Of 6 Laments After Her 27-yr-old Nigerian Husband Is Denied U.K Visa


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Angela, 72, married CJ Nwachukwu, 27, just three months after they met on Facebook. Her trip to Nigeria for their wedding was the first time they met face to face.
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But Angela insists CJ is her soulmate and since they married has spent £20,000 visiting him and trying to get him into the UK. The gran of six was ­devastated when CJ was denied a visa but says their marriage is solid despite the 4,000 miles between them.
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Angela, a retired taxi driver from Dorchester, Dorset, says: “CJ is the most caring man any woman could want to be with. He makes me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world. I know in my heart we belong together and we won’t stop fighting until we can be together as husband and wife. We won’t let this break us.
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CJ is the third husband of Angela. “After the wedding, I found it hard leaving CJ. I knew I’d see him again soon but my family visa application was rejected. I was so determined to get him a visa I hired lawyers to fight for us. I’ve since visited him twice, in 2016 and 2017.
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We’ve spent a combined £20,000 trying to see each other. I’ve used my savings and he has gradually paid me back half. He is six years younger than my oldest grandchild. But I couldn’t help falling for him.
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When I first told my son Malcolm about CJ, he was worried it might be a scam, so he checked him out online. After seeing how squeaky-clean his social media was, he felt he was genuine. They could all see how happy I was,” she said.
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The couple’s last hope is that he will be allowed to come next year on a student visa to study his. She still hopes to be permanently united with him.
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