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Thursday, January 11, 2018

More photos from the mass burial for the 75 victims of the Fulani herdsmen attack

More photos from the mass burial for the 75 victims of the Fulani herdsmen attack

It was a day of mourning and weeping in Benue state today as 75 indigenes in the state who were killed in the Fulani herdsmen massacre that took place on New Year day and January 6th respectively, were laid to rest. A requim mass held at the IBB square in Makurdi and was attended by the state governor, Samuel Ortom, his wife and other government officials as well as other residents of the state. Thereafter the remains of the deceased were taken to a site where they were all buried.
Among those that were buried were four-year-old Terkaa and Mrs Sarah who was killed with her eight months pregnancy.
May their souls rest in peace, Amen. See more photos below

More photos from the mass burial for the 75 victims of the Fulani herdsmen attack

More photos from the mass burial for the 75 victims of the Fulani herdsmen attack

More photos from the mass burial for the 75 victims of the Fulani herdsmen attack

More photos from the mass burial for the 75 victims of the Fulani herdsmen attack

More photos from the mass burial for the 75 victims of the Fulani herdsmen attack

More photos from the mass burial for the 75 victims of the Fulani herdsmen attack

More photos from the mass burial for the 75 victims of the Fulani herdsmen attack

More photos from the mass burial for the 75 victims of the Fulani herdsmen attack

More photos from the mass burial for the 75 victims of the Fulani herdsmen attack

More photos from the mass burial for the 75 victims of the Fulani herdsmen attack

More photos from the mass burial for the 75 victims of the Fulani herdsmen attack

More photos from the mass burial for the 75 victims of the Fulani herdsmen attack

More photos from the mass burial for the 75 victims of the Fulani herdsmen attack

More photos from the mass burial for the 75 victims of the Fulani herdsmen attack

More photos from the mass burial for the 75 victims of the Fulani herdsmen attack

More photos from the mass burial for the 75 victims of the Fulani herdsmen attack

More photos from the mass burial for the 75 victims of the Fulani herdsmen attack
More photos from the mass burial for the 75 victims of the Fulani herdsmen attack


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''Day of Glory that became a Day of Disgrace'' Denrele Edun narrates the humiliation he experienced on his UNILAG matriculation day



He posted this photo from his Matriculation day into the University of Lagos UNILAG in 1998 and wrote
"Throwback to my Matriculation Day in Unilag. 1998. Day of Glory that became a Day of Disgrace!

Back Home (then), we had this little-black-and-white-brandless-TV that never showed steady pictures...We always had to slap it hard for it to show properly and each heavy slap only held vice for bout 20mins! I was always exasperated with it!
One Sunday, I rubbed anointing oil on it and Alleluia, the "skoin-skoin" of this toolbox-sized TV ceased and it was perfect picture all day (only on that Sunday)! Then & there, I saw a promo for an audition: New young actors and actresses wanted for the most popular family series back then. (D Executive Producer is late now, Heaven bless her soul!). I was FRIGGING EXCITED. Jotted down d address, went d next day (Monday) to their office in Ikeja, paid 2k for d form & got the Audition dates.

The actual auditioning date was the same day as my Matric. Even before the Matric, I posed with a makeshift gown (cos I couldn't afford one) & raced to Ikeja in my very best ensemble (My Dad's checkered shirt, my best denim pants, borrowed shades and my Yaba-Aba-made trainers that always smelt so bad after I took them off).
I was at the auditioning ground from 10am thru till 7pm waiting for my turn. I honestly didn't mind the long wait...I wanted to be on the show so bad cos I needed the cash, exposure and of course, work. My turn and I went in with all d confidence in d world.
They called in 10 of us & when it was time to act, I nailed it. However, there was an Actor on the panel (very popular at that time) who was eyeing me in disdain. He suddenly started throwing questions at me, perhaps in a bid to make me look stupid or throw me off but i was damn ready for him.
He looked me squarely in the eye and told me, I recall this too well; "YOU WILL NEVER MAKE IT IN THIS INDUSTRY. YOU ARE TALENTLESS AND JUST WASTED OUR TIME. YOU WANT US TO PUT U ONSCREEN? SUCH A DISGRACE". I thought he was reading from d script. Next thing, I was walked out with the others.
D other guys tried consoling me but I left shattered. Trekked from Ikeja to Yaba. Cried all The way home.

U know my name, not my story.
U've heard what I've done, but not what I'v been thru!
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Reno Omokri replies Presidency over claims that 756 people were killed by herdsmen during Jonathan's tenure

Reno Omokri?replies Presidency over claims that 756 people were killed by herdsmen during?Jonathan

Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex president Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to recent claims by the presidency that 756 people were killed in 2-years under his adminitration.

In his response, Reno said Jonathan dealt with the fulani herdsmen decisively.

Former President Jonathan wishes to express his condolences to the government and people of Benue, Kaduna, Taraba, Adamawa and Nasarawa states, over the recent spate of killings occasioned by herdsmen/farmers clashes. His heart bleeds for the sufferings of Nigerians and he calls on the authorities to do everything in their power to put an end to these needless killings.

Having said that, let it be known that we find the statement by the Presidency stating that 756 Nigerians were killed by Fulani herdsmen in two years under the government of former President Jonathan as a mischievous assertion by a callous Presidential spokesman who thinks that death is something to be trivialized. For the avoidance of doubt, let it be known that the figure of 756 is wrong. But the issue is not that it is a false figure, the issue is that former President Jonathan was not inactive in the face of Fulani herdsmen killings during his Presidency.

While in office, the former President knew that the capacity of the Nigerian police would be challenged by the sophistication of arms available to the herdsmen and so after he was elected President and sworn in on May 29, 2011, former President Jonathan summoned a National Security Council meeting and ordered that Fulani herdsmen attack must be decisively dealt with. In July 2012, the Plateau state government reported that herdsmen killings had reached a head in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area leading to tens of deaths of Nigerian citizens by Fulani herdsmen, many of whom were not even Nigerian citizens.

Then President Jonathan, when briefed about the situation insisted that there would not be such impunity under his leadership and immediately ordered the army and the Air Force to go to the affected communities and fish out the perpetrators and bring them to book. The military immediately obeyed the then President’s orders and sent troops and helicopters to Barkin Ladi Local Government Area. They ordered all residents to leave their residence for temporary accommodation provided for them so they could conduct a joint air and ground operation to flush out the armed herdsmen who had been suspected of killing innocent Nigerians. The residents complied and the soldiers went in and not only did they clear the area, they made arrests which led to trials and convictions. We wish to remind Nigerians that when this episode was being carried out, it was precisely members of the opposition who later became the All Progressive Congress that heavily criticized then President Jonathan’s orders.

In fact, a prominent member of the APC and now the Governor of Kaduna State and a known confidante of the President, Malam Nasir El-Rufai tweeted his now infamous tweet on the 15th of July 2012 threatening that “We will write this for all to read. Anyone, soldier or not that kills the Fulani takes a loan repayable one day no matter how long it takes.” (his exact words). So the question Nigerians need to ask instead of allowing themselves to be distracted by the statement from the Presidency is this: Are Nigerians now repaying the ‘loan’ that El-Rufai threatened to make Nigeria repay? If the then President was not active in decisively sending the military after herdsmen, why would El-Rufai have been so pained to have made such a statement?

Let it be known that the former President views herdsmen who kill unprovoked and with the intention of advancing their own economic and other interests as terrorists, pure and simple. Not only did he treat them as terrorists, he also put the military on high alert to protect Nigerian lives. In conclusion, we state that any group who kills to advance their agenda is a terror group and failure to address them as such is a disservice to the Nigerian people.
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Robert de Niro calls President Trump 'the jerk-off-in-chief', 'the baby-in-chief' and a 'f***ing fool' in epic rant while giving award to Meryl Streep

Robert de Niro calls President Trump

Actor Robert de Niro, who has a long history of attacking Donald Trump, called the President of the United States a "f***ing fool"' in a foul-mouthed rant as he presented Meryl Streep with a best actress award on Tuesday night.
Introducing Streep at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala in New York, De Niro took time out to call the President a "f***ing idiot" and compare his presidency to the fairytale of the Emperor's New Clothes. The Oscar-winner also branded Trump the "baby-in-chief" and "jerk-off-in-chief" while discussing Streep's new film The Post, which is about the publication of the Pentagon Papers into the Vietnam War.

Robert de Niro calls President Trump

Below is De Niro's award speech blasting Donald Trump in full:
Thank you. First congratulations to Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks has played opposite some of the most iconic figures in American cinema.
In Turner and Hooch he co-starred with a humongous, slobbering French Mastiff. In Toy Story his nemesis was action figure Buzz Lightyear. And who could forget his award-winning performance in Castaway, opposite a volleyball named Wilson.
That brings us to The Post, and another signature performance from the extraordinary Meryl Streep. 
Meryl is the most generous and giving actor. She not only inhabits her own character, she helps bring out the character of everyone else on the screen. Can a volleyball do that?
[Inaudible]
Not even if the volleyball was a stable genius.
It was fascinating to watch The Post.
That story took place nearly 50 years ago, but there are many parallels with today obviously.
At the time of the story Donald Trump was suffering with "bone spurs". Today the world is suffering from the real Donald Trump. Come on. You know. What are we talking about?
This f***ing idiot is the President. It's The Emperor's New Clothes - the guy is a f***ing fool. 
The publication of the Pentagon Papers was a proud moment for American journalism. The Times and the Post challenged the government over critical First Amendment issues. And the press prevailed.
Our government today, with the propping [up] of our baby-in-chief - the jerkoff-in-chief I call him - has put the press under siege, trying to discredit it through outrageous attacks and lies.'
And again just like 1971 the press is distinguishing itself with brave, exacting journalism. 
The movie gave us glimpses of President Nixon as delusional, narcissistic, petty, vindictive, nasty and bats*** f***ing crazy. Ah the good old days.
The movie and my friend Meryl Streep showed us the evolution of courage - Kate Graham was forced into a man's world and showed the world and showed all those men something about the qualities of daring and devotion to public service - qualities that were thought of as male. No longer.
But, astonishingly, today women are still struggling to get their rightful place and their fare share.
I am still fighting for Meryl to be able to get 79 cents of what a man would get to play Catherine Graham. It's shameful, I know.
The good news is that I think we're at a watershed moment and it's about time. There are many to thank for that, but tonight is for Meryl Streep.
Meryl, thank you for speaking out on matters of conscience that affect us all. Thank you for being an actress who plays the most interesting characters with full commitment and without judgement.
You show us their heroism as well as their imperfections.
And I know that's a stretch for you - because Meryl doesn't seem to have any imperfections. And I say that with the most love for you, Meryl. I love you so much. Ladies and gentlemen, the National Board of Review's best actress...
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''Day of Glory that became a Day of Disgrace'' Denrele Edun narrates the humiliation he experienced on his UNILAG matriculation day



He posted this photo from his Matriculation day into the University of Lagos UNILAG in 1998 and wrote
"Throwback to my Matriculation Day in Unilag. 1998. Day of Glory that became a Day of Disgrace!

Back Home (then), we had this little-black-and-white-brandless-TV that never showed steady pictures...We always had to slap it hard for it to show properly and each heavy slap only held vice for bout 20mins! I was always exasperated with it!
One Sunday, I rubbed anointing oil on it and Alleluia, the "skoin-skoin" of this toolbox-sized TV ceased and it was perfect picture all day (only on that Sunday)! Then & there, I saw a promo for an audition: New young actors and actresses wanted for the most popular family series back then. (D Executive Producer is late now, Heaven bless her soul!). I was FRIGGING EXCITED. Jotted down d address, went d next day (Monday) to their office in Ikeja, paid 2k for d form & got the Audition dates.

The actual auditioning date was the same day as my Matric. Even before the Matric, I posed with a makeshift gown (cos I couldn't afford one) & raced to Ikeja in my very best ensemble (My Dad's checkered shirt, my best denim pants, borrowed shades and my Yaba-Aba-made trainers that always smelt so bad after I took them off).
I was at the auditioning ground from 10am thru till 7pm waiting for my turn. I honestly didn't mind the long wait...I wanted to be on the show so bad cos I needed the cash, exposure and of course, work. My turn and I went in with all d confidence in d world.
They called in 10 of us & when it was time to act, I nailed it. However, there was an Actor on the panel (very popular at that time) who was eyeing me in disdain. He suddenly started throwing questions at me, perhaps in a bid to make me look stupid or throw me off but i was damn ready for him.
He looked me squarely in the eye and told me, I recall this too well; "YOU WILL NEVER MAKE IT IN THIS INDUSTRY. YOU ARE TALENTLESS AND JUST WASTED OUR TIME. YOU WANT US TO PUT U ONSCREEN? SUCH A DISGRACE". I thought he was reading from d script. Next thing, I was walked out with the others.
D other guys tried consoling me but I left shattered. Trekked from Ikeja to Yaba. Cried all The way home.

U know my name, not my story.
U've heard what I've done, but not what I'v been thru!
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50cent 'makes up' with Wendy Williams and its as petty as you can imagine

50cent?

Over time 50cent has proven he's the king of pettiness on social media and he's just done it again. 

The American rapper took advantage of his long time beef with TV host, Wendy Williams to promote his new movie by 'making up' with 'her' back stage at an event.
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Two kidnappers nabbed in Ajah, while escaping with their victim



According to the DPO, SP Mohammed Shehu Limawa, he received a distress call from a lady who told him that she heard the voice of a woman crying for help in a dark blue Gulf 3 car. 
She also gave the registration number of the car as KRD 845 EC. The DPO quickly alerted one of the Anti crime patrol teams along the route taken by the Kidnappers and instructed the policemen to slow down traffic to about 20km per hour. 
The hoodlums ran into the gridlock and were arrested by the policemen who were in the waiting for them. The victim was rescued and taken to the hospital to treat the injury inflicted on her forehead by the dare devils using the butt of a locally made pistol. 
Meanwhile the suspects by names, Igwe Sunday, age 28years and Chukwuemeka Bright, 21 years together with the locally made pistol recovered from them has been handed over to the operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) for further investigation. 
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Africa’s first set of quintuplets, the Nwankwos, celebrate their 17th birthday in Nigeria

Africa’s first set of quintuplets, the Nwankwos, celebrate their 17th birthday in Nigeria. check more of their photos below:
 


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Two kidnappers nabbed in Ajah, while escaping with their victim



According to the DPO, SP Mohammed Shehu Limawa, he received a distress call from a lady who told him that she heard the voice of a woman crying for help in a dark blue Gulf 3 car. 
She also gave the registration number of the car as KRD 845 EC. The DPO quickly alerted one of the Anti crime patrol teams along the route taken by the Kidnappers and instructed the policemen to slow down traffic to about 20km per hour. 
The hoodlums ran into the gridlock and were arrested by the policemen who were in the waiting for them. The victim was rescued and taken to the hospital to treat the injury inflicted on her forehead by the dare devils using the butt of a locally made pistol. 
Meanwhile the suspects by names, Igwe Sunday, age 28years and Chukwuemeka Bright, 21 years together with the locally made pistol recovered from them has been handed over to the operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) for further investigation. 
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Dreaded militant leader accused of beheading a Naval officer, arrested(photos)



Niger Delta militant, Oyawerikumo Peregbakumo alias Karowei, has been arrested by Nigerian soldiers after a state-wide manhunt.
Karowei was arrested on Thursday morning by Soldiers attached to “Operation Delta Safe”. The criminal who hails from Ogbobagene, Burutu LGA of Delta state surrendered himself to the military.
On Wednesday, there was pandemonium in Bomadi, Ojobo and other communities in Delta State as soldiers blocked waterways in search of the militant.
The manhunt was a fallout of reports of alleged activities of some suspected militants who had some celebrations in the community on New Year day over the killing of security agents.
Karowei is alleged to have beheaded a Naval officer, who was at the local government for a peace mission last December.
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Stray bullet narrowly misses the heart of Nigerian man sleeping inside his house




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N5m worth of goods destroyed while manager was watching Chelsea vs Arsenal match



A Cotonou boat carrying goods worth over N5 million, capsized at the Bonny Jetty, today in Rivers State.

According to reports, the boat arrived Bonny Jetty at about 6pm yesterday and it’s manager left his duty post to a beer palour to watch football match, leaving the goods inside with no order to unload the boat. 
On getting to the Jetty this morning, goods worth over N5 million were seen afloat on the sea.
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New Year Day killing: Don Waney’s senior gang member arrested(photos)



The Nigerian police said they have killed six people alleged to be members of the gang that masterminded the New Year Day killing in Omoku, Rivers State. 
The police said they also arrested one Desmond Okotubo, said to be a ‘senior member’ of the deadly gang. 
The spokesperson of the Police headquarters, Abuja, Jimoh Moshood, said that the six gang members were killed during a shootout at their hideout in Awara Forest, which is a boundary between Imo State and Rivers. 
Mr. Moshood said other gang members escaped from the forest with gunshot wounds, ”and ran away to Rivers, Delta, Imo and Bayelsa States, with the police on their trail.” 
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After being duped by his pastor, ex-Super Eagles player, Oruma, suffers relapse of emotional trauma 





Ex Super Eagles midfielder, Wilson Oruma, has suffered a relapse of the emotional disorder that bugged him 6 years ago after he was defrauded by a clergyman and some fake oil businessmen, Completesports reports. 
According to reports, Oruma was lured into a fake oil business in December 2012 in which he invested the sum of N1.2billion after retiring from football.‎ He eventually lost the investment.
“He hasn’t really recovered from the emotional disorder which he suffered after he was duped,” his bossom friend Emakpor Dibofun revealed. “He has been to several places in search of a lasting solution, but it gets worse after a bit of improvement.” 
A former Nigeria international and former Chairman of Lagos State Football Association, Waidi Akanni, also added that plans by Oruma’s ex teammates to help resuscitate him to normal life is ongoing. 
“We have contacted some of his colleagues whom he played with during his days at the national team and there have been positive news regarding what we are trying to do,”Akanni told Completesportsnigeria.com. 
“But nothing more I can discuss publicly just yet, but he needs help. We just pray all goes well, so we can help him out of this precarious situation.” 
Oruma featured for Nigeria’s U-17, U-23 and the senior national team, winning the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 1993, the Olympic gold in 1996 and two bronze medals at the African Cup of Nations in 2002 and 2006. 
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Only 24 candidates passed NECO in Zamfara


186 candidates took the exam in the state. Charles Uwakwe, NECO registrar, disclosed this on Tuesday at the council’s headquarters in Minna, Niger state. 
“For candidates’ general performance by states, Ogun state has the best result as 4,766 students out of the 5,213 that sat for the exam obtained five credits and above in all subjects, representing 91.42%
Zamfara State records the worst result; only 24 out of the 186 candidates obtained five credits and above, representing 12.90%,” he said.
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Shiite member shot in the head during Abuja protest(photos)



The police fired shots on Wednesday morning in Abuja as they forcefully dispersed protesting members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN.

Hundreds of IMN members started their protest from Garki Area 10 heading towards Area 1 shortly before they were barricaded by armed security operatives at Moshood Abiola Road on Area 2 junction of the Nigerian capital.
The Shiites insisted on continuing with their peaceful march. The police eventually used tear gas and gunshots to disperse them. At least one of the protesters was hit. 

The Shiites are demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who has been held without trial by the government for almost two years.
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Atiku Abubakar’s son loses custody of his two children to ex-wife



Aminu Atiku today lost custody of his two kids to his ex wife, Fatima Bolori, after a Magistrate Court in Lagos granted Mrs Bolori full custody of their children.
Chief Magistrate K.B Ayeye ruled that the children Amirah, 8, and Aminu Atiku, 7, should be with their mother Fatima Bolori, who has been in a legal tussle with her ex-husband since their separation. The couple who got married in 2007 and broke up in 2011.
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Driver connives with robbers to rob, kill benefactor(photos)



A bike rider has conspired with two armed robbers to rob his benefactor, killing him in the process in Bauchi State.
The incident happened on the 28th of Dec, 2017. The gunmen stormed the residence of one Sulaiman Yunusa, 40, of Magama Gumau, with an intent to rob.
In the process, they stabbed and shot him, as a result, he sustained serious injuries and died on 30/12/2017, while receiving treatment.
Discreet investigation by the Police led to the arrest of Abubakar Sadiq Mohammed, 20, Yahaya Mohammed, 18. The two arrested suspects confessed to have conspired among themselves and Ahmadu Ngari, a commercial Motorcycle rider now at large and committed the crime.
The said Ahmadu Ngari happens to be very close and trusted by the late victim whom he usually call whenever he need the service of commercial motorcycle, but unfortunately, he betrayed him by inviting his robbery gang that attacked and killed him.
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Funke Akindele features in upcoming American superhero film, Avengers: Infinity War

Funke Akindele features in upcoming American superhero film, Avengers: Infinity War. check her pictures below:


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Man dies after falling at a building site around Abam junction, Okrika, Rivers State

Man dies after falling at a building site around Abam junction, Okrika, Rivers State. check the photos below:



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