Friday, March 30, 2018

Filmmaker, Chika Ike Shoots a TV Commercial for Abia State Government

Filmmaker,  Chika Ike Shoots a TV Commercial for Abia State Government

The TV Commercial is called Dial a Doc Direct, an Abia State Tele Health Initiative.
Below are behind the scenes photos of the commercial.

Filmmaker, ?Chika?Ike?Shoots a TV Commercial for Abia State Government

Filmmaker, ?Chika?Ike?Shoots a TV Commercial for Abia State Government

Filmmaker, ?Chika?Ike?Shoots a TV Commercial for Abia State Government

Filmmaker, ?Chika?Ike?Shoots a TV Commercial for Abia State Government

Filmmaker, ?Chika?Ike?Shoots a TV Commercial for Abia State Government

Filmmaker, ?Chika?Ike?Shoots a TV Commercial for Abia State Government

Filmmaker, ?Chika?Ike?Shoots a TV Commercial for Abia State Government
Filmmaker, ?Chika?Ike?Shoots a TV Commercial for Abia State Government
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Passenger killed when bus plunged into ditch and caught fire following chase by NSCDC officials, laid to rest amid tears

Passenger killed when bus plunged into ditch and caught fire following chase by NSCDC officials, laid to rest amid tears

One of the passengers who died when a bus plunged into a ditch and caught fire after it was shot at by NSCDC officials in Enugu state, has been laid to rest.
Frank Ikpechukwu Abodenyi, aged 30, from Umuofiagu, Ukehe in Igbo Etiti, Nsukka, Enugu state, was laid to rest on Wednesday, March 28, six days after the accident that claimed his life.

Passenger killed when bus plunged into ditch and caught fire following chase by NSCDC officials, laid to rest amid tears

Frank was travelling in a commercial bus on March 22 when an official of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, allegedly fired shots at the bus at Milkin hill, Ngwo, Enugu state. The bus was said to have somersaulted and fell on some of the passengers before it went up in flames. Frank was one of the casualties.
 Passenger killed when bus plunged into ditch and caught fire following chase by NSCDC officials, laid to rest amid tears

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71 year old man cleared of murder case after spending 45 years in prison

71 year old man?cleared of murder case after spending 45 years in prison

Richard Phillips, a 71-year-old Detroit man has been released from prison after spending over 45 years in custody.  

Phillips had been wrongfully accused of being involved in a fatal shooting in 1971. A judge granted the prosecutor’s request to permanently drop the case against Phillips, whose conviction was erased last year.  

He had been free on bond since December. Wayne County prosecutor, Kym Worthy said a new investigation by her office backed his claim that he had no role in a 1971 fatal shooting. Worthy said a key witness lied at his 1972 trial.  “There’s nothing I can say to bring back 40 years of his life,” Worthy said. “The system failed him. This is a true exoneration.”  Phillips has spent more years behind bars than any wrongfully incarcerated person in the country, his lawyer Gabi Silver.  She describes Phillips an “incredibly warm, engaging person” who just wants to pick up the pieces and live a quiet life.  

Phillips told reporters that he has “never carried bitterness around, so I’m not a bitter man”, adding that one of his immediate goals was to reunite with his two children who were ages 2 and 4 when he went to prison in 1972.
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Finally, United Nations peacekeepers leave Liberia after 15 years

Finally, United Nations?peacekeepers leave?Liberia after 15 years

Today, UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) finally concluded a 15-year mission in the one-time war-torn country, describing its operations as a success.

The UN said the peacekeepers were departing a “stable and grateful Liberia” as peacekeeping mission in the country formally ceased operations on Friday after aiding Liberia’s transition from ravaging civil war to a hopeful era of peace.  

The conclusion of the 15-year operation follows a landmark election that resulted in the country’s first transfer of power from one elected president to another in 70 years.  The newly elected President, George Weah, spoke for many Liberians as he thanked the UN for helping to make that possible.  

“In our darkest days, the UN stood with us,” Weah said in his inaugural address in January.  Weah, a former football star, won the presidency in a runoff election in December, succeeding Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who had served since 2006. Speaking at an event recently in Monrovia to mark the completion of the peacekeeping mission, Weah pledged that the good work of the UN would not be forgotten.  “We will not fight again, we promise you,” the new president said.  

Liberia, the first independent country in Africa, enjoyed nearly a century and a half of stability before falling into chaos, enduring two devastating civil wars between 1989 and 2003.  By some reports, more than 250,000 Liberians were killed and nearly a third of the population was uprooted while 80 per cent of Liberian women and girls suffered conflict-related sexual violence. The Security Council established the peacekeeping mission for Liberia in October 2003, as violence lingered even after warring factions agreed to a cease-fire and a plan for political rebuilding.  As peacekeepers first arrived, “the entire country was in turmoil,” Lt.-Gen. Daniel Opande, the pioneer Commander of UN forces in Liberia, said, adding: “People were moving from place to place, looking for safety or for food”.  

A newly secure environment enabled more than a million refugees and internally displaced persons to return to their homes.  The Government established its authority throughout the country and by now has successfully held three presidential elections.  According to the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the Nigerian troops were the military backbone of (UNMIL), from 2003 to 2018 while about 20,000 Nigerians served in Liberia, with more than 1,500 women.  However, their service did not come without sacrifice as 200 peacekeepers lost their lives due to illness, accidents or other causes while serving in Liberia.  With peace elusive in many regions where UN forces have been deployed for years, the auspicious conclusion of the Liberia mission represents a success for UN peacekeeping, which has 110,000 men and women deployed in 15 operations worldwide.  UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, noted during her visit to Liberia recently that a generation ago, Liberia was in “free-fall”.  According to her, “the closure of UNMIL marks the transition of all three countries to peace and democracy.”

In a sobering statement to the Security Council in New York, UN Secretary-General António Guterres praised the successes of peacekeeping in West Africa.  The UN chief, however, highlighted the “serious challenges” that confront ongoing deployments in several other African countries and called for advances in military equipment and preparedness on the limits and roles of UN peacekeepers.  “Put simply, peace operations cannot succeed if they are deployed instead of a political solution, rather than in support of one,” he said.  In Liberia, a broadly shared commitment to a new, democratic political order was an essential key to progress.  

The 2017 presidential election, which led to the victory of Weah, was a collective success for all Liberians, said Farid Zarif, the former Afghan diplomat who has served as the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNMIL for nearly three years. “It was a culmination of all the hard work that was done in post-conflict Liberia – on the part of the people of Liberia, the political leaders, the media, the civil society organisations,” Zarif said.  One of UNMIL’s core mandates was to help the Liberia National Police build its capacity to take over security responsibilities.  

In July 2016, the UN handed over all security tasks to the Liberian authorities – a benchmark on the path to the March 2018 full withdrawal of the mission.  Bintou Keïta, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, saw first-hand the results of the years of mentoring, training, and capacity-building.  She said during a recent visit to Liberia: “One proof that it worked is that there was no such huge violence during the preparations for the election.”  

With stability restored and UNMIL planning to exit, the mission partnered with local organisations on development projects that could improve the lives of the Liberian people.  A series of “quick impact” projects were carried out across the country, including sustainable farming, agriculture, baking collectives, recycling, climate action, and urban development.  Yacoub El Hillo, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Liberia, said that the projects are an example of ongoing UN support for sustainable peace and development.  “It is true that UNMIL is closing, but through projects like these, new openings are being made possible for Liberians to go further,” said El Hillo, who will stay on as the UN Resident Coordinator, working with numerous UN agencies whose development work in Liberia will carry on.  

Despite all of its achievements, Liberia still remains fragile on many fronts, noted Special Representative Zarif adding “We should not just presume that everything is fine and leave the country without any assistance.”  “Liberia is going to continue to require the solidarity, the support, and help of the international community for the long haul but they have already started demonstrating that they are the ones who are responsible for the future of their country.”
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Hell does not exist – Pope Francis

“There is no hell where the souls of sinners suffer in eternity”, Pope Francis he told Eugenio Scalfari, a 93-year-old atheist philosopher, today, during a conversation in the Vatican.
Francis said: “after death, the souls of people who repent are pardoned by God and join in his contemplation, “but those who do not repent, and therefore cannot be pardoned, disappear.”
“Hell does not exist – what exists is the disappearance of sinful souls,” he added.
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Months after his lavish wedding in Nigeria, man jailed for rape in Aberdeen

A Nigerian oil and gas engineer was, yesterday, jailed for seven years for the rape of an 18-year-old student in Aberdeen, three months after his lavish wedding in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State in December, 2017.
Kufre Umoh Uwem, 34, of 6 Waterton Lawn, Stoneywood, Aberdeen, who was a sub-sea project engineer, detained the woman against her will in his flat and then removed her clothing and raped her.
He was also convicted of intent to rape a second woman in her flat. The offences were committed on October, 18, 2012, and October 30, 2016, at flats in Aberdeen.
At the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lord Arthurson told Uwem: “This was a course of violent and predatory sexual offending, notwithstanding the four years between the two offences.”
The court heard that Uwem’s first victim was a first-year student who Uwen met by chance and invited her to his flat. Once there he raped her.
In a victim impact statement to the court the victim said that the rape had “a monumental impact on her life”. Uwem’s second victim was attacked in her own home.

Uwem restrained her, removed her lower clothing with intent to rape her. He stood with his head bowed as Lord Arthurson told him: “The consequences are truly catastrophic for you.” Uwem, who has an MSc in pipe engineering, was placed on the sex offenders’ register.
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My wife blamed me for not making out in the BBNaija house — Dee One

Evicted Big Brother Naija 2018 housemate, Dee One, has revealed that his wife blamed him for not ‘making out’ with the female housemates while on the reality show.
In an interview with Galaxy TV, he said his wife did not welcome the idea that he was uptight with women in the house particularly his strategic partner. He said, “She is my number one fan, she supports me in everything.
I didn’t want to go to the auditions, nah she tell me to go. When I came back she was blaming me. She told me that ‘you sef, you for…” “You overdid it, Why didn’t you dance with her?”
Dee one further explained that he told his wife that he didn’t dance with anyone because he was trying to avoid certain situations. “From drink to dance, and before you know it, we dey bed dey ask ‘how are you? How was your day? Which is against what I should be playing for, personally”, he added.
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Chinese man arrested, arraigned for concealing $300k at the Abuja airport

EFCC, on March 28, 2018 arraigned a Chinese, Li Yanping, before Justice Babatunde Ouadri of the Federal High Court, Abuja on one-count charge of concealing a sum of $300,000 from Customs officers, while attempting to board a flight en route Dubai, on March 15, 2018, at the Abuja airport.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge and Justice Quadri granted him bail in the sum of N10million with two sureties in like sum. He is to be remanded in the custody of the EFCC until the perfection of his bail conditions.
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U.S bans Nigerian school cert holder for life for posing as an engineer

According to the suspect, Tuesday was his fourth attempt to get the American Visa. He had thrice been rejected, but this fourth time got him a life ban.
He was alleged to have told the Embassy that he attended University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, where he studied Electrical Electronics. He was also accused of claiming to have once worked with Procter and Gamble.
Police said that another lie that Oluwagbenro told was that he was going to the US for burial of his uncle, who died of cancer in New York.
He then lied that he was presently working with Unilever as an engineer, with a monthly salary of N657,000. Recovered from him are some documents believed to be fake.
One of the documents is a police letterhead, stating that Oluwagbenro had a damaged passport and that the Embassy should, “kindly render any assistance he may require”.
Another document is a First Bank statement, showing that Oluwagbenro had N6.2 million in his account. The item which, however, nailed Oluwagbenro was the phone number of the contact person he was supposed to meet in America.
The Embassy discovered that the phone number of the contact person had been used for over 190 applicants. While Oluwagbenro’s documents showed that the contact person lives in Brooklyn, New York, the owner of the number lives in Chicago.
In an interview, Oluwagbenro said: “The truth is that I wasn’t the person that filled my visa form. My agent did. I was not even aware of most of the information he filled on the form. I sell cars in Ibadan.”
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Man confesses to bathing Unimaid student with acid over rejection

The police in Borno on Thursday confirmed the arrest of one Musa Faisal in connection with alleged acid attack on his 26-year old girlfriend, Fatima Usman.
Fatima Usman, a final year student of Department of Nursing, University of Maiduguri was attacked with corrosive fluid by suspected tricycle operators in Maiduguri on March 16.
She sustained serious injuries on the face and other parts of her body as a result of the attack. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Damian Chukwu, disclosed that the suspect, Musa Faisal, was arrested in Kano.
He explained that the police had also arrested one Muhammad Babangida, who conspired with Faisal and attacked the girl.
The commissioner said a preliminary investigation indicated that the suspects conspired and assaulted the girl, contrary to the notion that she was attacked by tricycle operators.
The police boss also revealed that the suspect and the victim dated for over four years and Fatima Usman’s parents rejected the marriage proposal by Faisal. He added that “our findings indicated that the girl and the suspect had been meeting in secret for a long period of time.
“On the day of the attack, she arranged to meet the suspect at a hotel in Galadima area of Maiduguri and while they were inside a room, his accomplice, Muhammad Babangida joined them.
Babangida was the one who poured acid on Usman and in the process, some of the liquid spilled over to Faisal. It is also established that the suspect vowed to deal with the girl since her family resented their union.”
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Doctors remove knife from brain of man stabbed during a brawl

According to Tshepiso Mothibi‚ he was enjoying drinks at a tavern in Magogoe near Mahikeng on March 20 when a fight broke out and he was stabbed through the left eye.
With the sharp self-made shank knife still embedded in his brain‚ he was taken to the Tshepong Hospital where an operation to remove the knife was successfully carried out by Dr Tharun Krishna‚ head of the hospital’s neurosurgery unit‚ assisted by his team.
According to Polaki Mokatsane‚ CEO of the Klerksdorp/Tshepong Hospital Complex it was a “very complex operation” as a CT scan showed that “the whole sharp side of the knife was impacted and buried in the brain with only the handle side of the knife sticking outside”.
“The surgery took five hours to complete successfully‚” Mokatsane said. Dr Krishna said: “The patient underwent craniotomy to open a portion of the skull.
The knife was carefully disengaged and withdrawn from the brain in a controlled manner, without causing internal bleeding or injury to the structures of the brain.”
Krishna added that Mothibi had retained his vision in the left eye. “This patient was very lucky. Had the object cut through the major internal carotid arteries or injured the brain stem‚ he could have lost his life,” he added. 📷: TimesLive
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Princess Diana's relatives offer Meghan Markle her tiara to wear on royal wedding day

Princess Diana

The family of late Princess Diana are offering her daughter-in-law-to-be Megan Markle a sweet tribute to wear on her Weding day to honor the late Princess of Wales.
Princess Diana's family, the Spencers, have offered Meghan Markle the opportunity to wear one of the late Princess' tiaras on her big day, which takes place on Saturday 19 May.

This revelation was made by expert jeweller David Bader, who regularly deals with celebrity engagements and their diamond-encrusted nuptials.

Princess Diana

He told OK! Online: "In [wearing the Spencer tiara], Princess Diana broke with tradition, since the Spencer Tiara is not part of the Crown Jewel Collection.
"It is an amalgamation of heirloom diamond jewellry that was repurposed into a tiara by Princess Diana’s Spencer ancestors, an ‘outer-rim’ noble house that traces its ancestry to the Tudors.
"A Spencer Family member has made it known that the tiara is available to Ms. Markle for her wedding day should she choose to wear it.
"Wearing the Spencer Tiara on her big day would serve as a tribute to honour the memory of Prince Harry’s beloved and iconic mother, Princess Diana."
It has also been claimed by psychic twins Terry and Linda Jamison that Diana will be present at the wedding ceremony as a ghost. Both siblings claim they have the power to deliver messages by spirits who take control of their hands and scrawl comments down for them to deliver.
According to the Daily Star, they say Diana told them: "I will most definitely be present for Harry and Meghan's wedding.
"I was also there for William and Kate's wedding. It will be beautiful, like my own ceremony with a horse and carriage," ghost-Diana continued.
"I am around them all more than they realise."
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Nigerians react to Naomi Campbell's photo with President Buhari and the tweets are absolutely hilarious

Nigerians react to Naomi Campbell

President Buhari caught up with international model, Naomi Campbell, at the Eko Atlantic city today March 30th and social media can't keep calm with several conspiracy theories.

While the President was at the Atlantic center to commission it, Naomi is in nigeria for the 2018 Arise Fashion week.
Buhari came to Lagos and Ambode organized babe (Naomi Campbell) for him.

Ambode Eleniyan.
Apparently Naomi Campbell is in Nigeria for the Arise Fashion Week and happened to bump into Buhari/Ambode and associates.

She's not in Lagos to enjoy Buhari's "change."

Nigerian bloggers can do better. Do better research and stop recycling same content.

Mr Bean Government.

I was actually going to tweet earlier today that this Naomi Campbell visit would end in drama. Lo and Behold, it has started another round of drama.

Naomi said Buhari invited her. Buhari says he didn't.

So Naomi just came to Nigeria & bumped into Buhari?
Our president couldn’t even patronize local content. Man had to go far away UK to bring Naomi Campbell for the private launch of Eko Atlantic. How can we grow the naira with this kind mentality?
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He couldn’t smile on Aisha’s birthday but he can smile with Naomi Campbell. Sometimes some men can prefer an Olosho to Wifey😂😂😂
So you people actually believe PMB invited Naomi Campbell for Eko Atlantic’s Launch? Loool. I’m sure he doesn’t even know what she does for a living, but okay.
Nigerian girls are angry I went for Naomi Campbell!

Lmfaoooooooooooooooooo 😂

Fam! I have 10 months left as President.

Let me live my best life...

I can not come and kill myself.

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Me - Baba, how are you? Please can I borrow Naomi Campbell when you are done?

PMB - To come and do what?

Me - I have some ongoing projects in Lokoja I want to show her.

PMB - Bello, if I agree will you stop coming to Aso Rock every week?

Me - Baba, never mind. I have 3 wives
People need to stop the character attacks on Naomi Campbell, she is a supermodel and has been one for decades, if men shower her with all sorts of gifts, it comes with the terrain.
Since Buhari became President, I have not heard him hosting our own Omotola, Genevieve, Mercy Johnson or any of our Nollywood stars but he would have dinner with a Naomi Campbell who was sailing the world with Kola Aluko on the Galactica bought from stolen money from NNPC!

Homeboy really wants to put the economic center of Nigeria on standstill and press Naomi Campbell's breast on the same day .

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