Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Pope Francis Condemns Abortion

Pope Francis Condemns Abortion

Pope Francis Condemns Abortion
Pope Francis revealed this while addressing in a sponsored anti-abortion conference.
He quoted:
“Is it licit to throw away a life to resolve a problem?” he asked. “Is it licit to hire a hitman to resolve a problem?”
Francis stamped his foot against abortion based on prenatal testing, saying a human being is “never incompatible with life.”
‘Even those babies destined to die at birth or soon thereafter deserve to receive medical care in the womb, ‘Francis said, adding that their parents must get support so they don’t feel isolated and afraid.
‘While one can argue about using medical resources this way, there is value to it for the parents,’ he said.
“Taking care of these children helps parents to grieve and not only think of it as a loss, but as a step on a path taken together,” Francis said.

“Don’t Issue Certificate Of Return To Gov. Rochas” – Court Tells INEC

“Don’t Issue Certificate Of Return To Gov. Rochas” – Court Tells INEC

“Don’t Issue Certificate Of Return To Gov. Rochas” – Court Tells INEC




The battle to stop the Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha from going to the Senate took another dimension on Saturday as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was ordered not to issue a Certificate of Return to him as a senator-elect for Imo West.
The order was made by a High Court sitting in Owerri. The court, in a suit filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial candidate for Imo West Hon Jones Onyeriri against the INEC, ordered that the status quo be maintained until the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.
The presiding judge, Justice E.F.Njemanze,

DSS Tells IPOB To Prepare For Consequences

DSS Tells IPOB To Prepare For Consequences

DSS Tells IPOB To Prepare For Consequences



The Department of State Services ( DSS)  has warned those behind the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to have a rethink or be prepared to face the consequences of their action.
According to the service, it is prepared to maintain adequate security across Nigeria, saying it will not allow any person or group to obstruct the freedom of law-abiding citizens. Spokesperson for the DSS, Peter Afunnaya, said this in a telephone interview with Punch, in Abuja, on Friday.
He was reacting to the May 30 sit-at-home order given by the IPOB in the South-East. Afunnaya said,
“The service will not condone people taking the law into their hands and obstructing the freedom of others. The constitution is clear on the fundamental human rights of people and no person should deliberately infringe on the rights of anyone outside the laws of the land.  
“The service in the line of its mandate will ensure that adequate security is maintained in all parts of the country and people who take the law into the hands or cause the breakdown of law and order should be ready to face the consequences.” 
He explained that for the avoidance of doubt, the warning applied to “all subversive elements” operating under any guise. Meanwhile, the sit-at-home order by IPOB has continued to generate mixed reactions from some residents of  Enugu State.

Friday, 24 May 2019

N105M Fraud: Court Postponed Ex-SMEDAN DG’s Trial Until June 7

N105M Fraud: Court Postponed Ex-SMEDAN DG’s Trial Until June 7

N105M Fraud: Court Postponed Ex-SMEDAN DG’s Trial Until June 7


Bature Masari, former Director- General, Small and Medium Enterprise and Development Agency (SMEDAN)
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Friday, adjourned until June 7, the trial of Bature Masari, former Director- General, Small and Medium Enterprise and Development Agency (SMEDAN).
Masari was arraigned on April 10 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC)on a 17- count charge bordering on alleged money laundering.
The anti-graft agency accused him of being involved in a N104.7 million money laundering and proceeds of gratification crime.
Court resumed hearing on Friday, the prosecuting counsel, Mr Ekele Ihenacho tendered some documents which were admitted in evidence and marked as exhibits A1 to A35.
The documents which included certificate of compliance and account opening package among others were tendered through the prosecution witness, Mariam Ahmed who was led in evidence by Ihenacho.
Ahmed, who said she was a relationship officer with Guarantee Trust Bank, told the court how several sums of monies were withdrawn and credited to the account in the three years that managed it.
During cross examination by Masari’s counsel, Mr Efut Okoi, the witness told the court that Bature opened the account having followed due process and that all withdrawals and credits were lawful and legitimate.
The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang adjourned the matter until June 7 for continuation of trial.

Ogun: Gov. Amosun Reveals How He Inherited A Failed State

Ogun: Gov. Amosun Reveals How He Inherited A Failed State

Ogun: Gov. Amosun Reveals How He Inherited A Failed State



The outgoing Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, has declared that he inherited a failed state from his predecessor in 2011.
Amosun disclosed that on assumption of office in 2011, his administration met a state that was characterized by a poor economy, deplorable infrastructure and insecurity, which discouraged investors.
Represented by Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Taiwo Adeoluwa, at a press conference to launch Ogun State Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency in Abeokuta, the state capital, the Governor said unlike him, his successor, Dapo Abiodun will inherit an economically viable state.
He said: “When we came in 2011, Ogun State appeared to have failed as a State. Investors were running away from the State because of the high level of insecurity in the State but today, the State is ranked 4th on the list of State with the ease of doing business.
“As at the last count, our activities as a government has attracted 473 mega companies which some investing as much as N2billion. Not only that, we took the IGR of the State from the paltry sum of N700million to N7billion per month.
“But we are not relenting on all these achievements. We know we have been very successful, but we need to consolidate on the success we have achieved and that is why we are establishing this agency.”

Nigeria Is The Future Of Africa,Mankind And The World, German Envoy Says

Nigeria Is The Future Of Africa,Mankind And The World, German Envoy Says

Nigeria Is The Future Of Africa,Mankind And The World, German Envoy Says





German Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Bernhard Schlagheck
“Nigeria is the future of not just Africa but of the whole world and mankind” German Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Bernhard Schlagheck has said.
Schlagheck said this when he received the delegation of “Follow the Money and Connected Development (CODE)” an NGO, in his office on Friday in Abuja.
He said that Germany and Nigeria shared similarities in diverse areas, adding that Nigerians could contribute toward growth of their country through tracking governance processes to ensure accountability.
Schlagheck said, “there are developments in every society that must be tracked, to achieve that there is need for distinction of people to do such.
“Nigeria as the future of Africa is the future of the world of mankind that we can ask many important questions and of course this is also applicable in places like Germany, in Europe.
“Although there are obstacles in development processes, Nigerians should strive to focus on cross fertilization of good ideas to bring about meaningful growth in future.”
He commended the delegation for their effort in tracking expenditure of public funds to promote accountability and transparency in governance process in the country.
According to him, this is something that can change things positively, I am quite happy to see many young activists willing to do so.

15 Injured As Touts Brandish Onitsha Express Way

15 Injured As Touts Brandish Onitsha Express Way

15 Injured As Touts Brandish Onitsha Express Way


Nnewi – There was a total breakdown of law and order Friday at the Niger Bridge Head area of Onitsha near the status of late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, when touts wielding machetes and other dangerous weapons took over the Onitsha Enugu expressway, attacking anybody on sight.
Deserted road in Onitsha
The touts were chanting “No ticket, no peace” “We own Anambra State, and we will continue collecting our levies” “Nobody will stop our work.”
About 15 people sustained various degrees of injury as they run for their lives, while oncoming vehicles and tricycles knocked others down, resulting in different bodily injuries as they tried to escape from the attack of the rampaging machete brandishing touts in the area.
This is even as members of the Executive Friends Drivers Welfare Association, EFDWA, the commercial drivers that ply Onitsha -Asaba routes, engaged in a protest against the extortion of over N4800 from them by illegal revenue collectors and touts that operate at the Niger Bridge Head end of Onitsha Enugu expressway, and touts at the Upper Iweke area of the road.
Some of the placards carried by members of EFDWA, read, “Nelson Enendu what revenue you collecting after the State government banned IGR” We say no to illegal extortion by Nelson Enendu” Governor Obiano listen to the cry of poor innocent drivers” “We are happy to be affiliated with RTEAN”

N105M Fraud: Court Postponed Ex-SMEDAN DG’s Trial Until June 7

N105M Fraud: Court Postponed Ex-SMEDAN DG’s Trial Until June 7

N105M Fraud: Court Postponed Ex-SMEDAN DG’s Trial Until June 7





Bature Masari, former Director- General, Small and Medium Enterprise and Development Agency (SMEDAN)
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Friday, adjourned until June 7, the trial of Bature Masari, former Director- General, Small and Medium Enterprise and Development Agency (SMEDAN).
Masari was arraigned on April 10 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC)on a 17- count charge bordering on alleged money laundering.
The anti-graft agency accused him of being involved in a N104.7 million money laundering and proceeds of gratification crime.
Court resumed hearing on Friday, the prosecuting counsel, Mr Ekele Ihenacho tendered some documents which were admitted in evidence and marked as exhibits A1 to A35.
The documents which included certificate of compliance and account opening package among others were tendered through the prosecution witness, Mariam Ahmed who was led in evidence by Ihenacho.
Ahmed, who said she was a relationship officer with Guarantee Trust Bank, told the court how several sums of monies were withdrawn and credited to the account in the three years that managed it.
During cross examination by Masari’s counsel, Mr Efut Okoi, the witness told the court that Bature opened the account having followed due process and that all withdrawals and credits were lawful and legitimate.
The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang adjourned the matter until June 7 for continuation of trial.

Thursday, 23 May 2019

READ: American Lady Describes How Abortion Changed Her Life

READ: American Lady Describes How Abortion Changed Her Life

READ: American Lady Describes How Abortion Changed Her Life

Black American lady narrates how an unwanted pregnancy changed her views on abortion

As the discussion on abortion continues to trend, various contentions for and against it are being made yet none as convincing as those which originate from individual experience. 

An American woman who used to be against fetus removal has described how an undesirable pregnancy at 17 changed her entire life. Peruse underneath.
Black American lady narrates how an unwanted pregnancy changed her views on abortion

EFCC Arrests 2 Former NBA Chairmen Over Alleged Money Pilfering

EFCC Arrests 2 Former NBA Chairmen Over Alleged Money Pilfering

EFCC Arrests 2 Former NBA Chairmen Over Alleged Money Pilfering




The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, arraigned the immediate past chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Ikeja branch, Adesina Ogunlana, and his predecessor, Yinka Farounbi for alleged money laundering and stealing.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, arraigned the immediate past chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Ikeja branch, Adesina Ogunlana, and his predecessor, Yinka Farounbi for alleged money laundering and stealing.
EFCC
EFCC
They were arraigned along with the immediate past treasurer of the association, Aderinol Kappo.
According to the charge, the three defendants allegedly stole a total sum of N20 005, 000 belonging to the association.
They were alleged to have, between 2016 and 2018, committed the offence by converting to personal use the said amount into Ogunlana’s First Bank account through the issuance of cheque ‘without authorization.’
The prosecution informed the court that the offences are contrary to Sections 278(1) (b) and 285(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, No, 11,2011, Conspiracy to commit felony to wit. Stealing contrary to Section 409 and 285 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State No. 11. Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him by EFCC.
Following their not guilty plea, the prosecution counsel, led by Samuel Daji urged the court to remanded the defendants in prison custody pending the court’s ruling on the bail application.
There was however a mild drama in the court as Ogunlana collapsed in the dock, immediately the EFCC counsel asked the court to remind him and his co-defendants in prison.
“They are, however, ordered to submit their international passports to the court registrar pending the determination of their bail condition.”
She adjourned the matter till June 3, 2019.

Cahill Brake Silent On Who Deserve 2019 Ballon d’Or Award

Cahill Brake Silent On Who Deserve 2019 Ballon d’Or Award

Cahill Brake Silent On Who Deserve 2019 Ballon d’Or Award


Tim Cahill has point out his rival Cristiano Ronaldo for the 2019 Ballon d’Or award but Lionel Messi has the upper hand to claim the next Ballon d’Or after another stunning season with Barcelona .
Both players are currently tired on a record of five Ballon d’Or titles and it is the Argentine that appears on track to pick up his sixth later this year.
Messi scored 36 goals in La Liga this season as Barcelona claimed another league title and he chipped in with a further 12 strikes in the Champions League.
Though Ronaldo’s numbers at Juventus have paled in comparison with the 34-year-old scoring 15 fewer league goals in Serie A, Cahill believes the fact he has been able to move to another league so successfully deserves recognition in the form of the Ballon d’Or.
“He left Real Madrid, went there and had such a massive impact on another league. I’ve never seen another player do it at Man United, Madrid for so many years.
“The reason why I say Ronaldo, I know people won’t agree, is because of what he’s done in Juventus,” Cahill told Alkass Sport.

Wendy William's son arrested for beating up his dad

Wendy William's son arrested for beating up his dad

Wendy William's son arrested for beating up his dad


Wendy Williams' 18-year-old child has been detained by the police for apparently getting into a fight with her soon to be ex-husband, Kevin Hunter. 
Wendy Williams? 18-year-old son reportedly arrested for punching his father, Kevin Hunter
As revealed by TMZ, the dad and son got into a heated argument after 12 pm in the parking garage of a store in New Jersey. Sources close to the scene guaranteed the two were fighting about Kevin's interest for spousal help from Wendy. 
This led to the father supposedly calling his 18-year-old Kevin Jr. "mentally damaged". Kevin Jr. at that point immediately punched his dad in the face. 
The police have reportedly arrested Kevin Jr and they are "investigating" the case. 
A month ago, Wendy Williams petitioned for legal separation from Kevin Hunter, her better half of about 22 years after he got another woman pregnant.

Tragedy Rocks Missouri, 3 Killed In A violent tornado

Tragedy Rocks Missouri, 3 Killed In A violent tornado

Tragedy Rocks Missouri, 3 Killed In A violent tornado


A street is seen after a tornado in Jefferson City, Missouri, U.S. May 23, 2019, in this image taken from social media. Tyler Thompson/via
At least three people have been killed in a violent tornado sweeping across the US state of Missouri, officials said Thursday.
An emergency alert was issued for the state capital Jefferson City advising people to take shelter as heavy rain, hail, wind and lightning struck the state, along with neighbouring Oklahoma and Kansas.
“Violent tornado confirmed — shelter now!” tweeted the National Weather Service.
Three fatalities were confirmed in Golden City, 170 miles (270 kilometres) southwest of Jefferson City, along with “several injuries” in nearby Carl Junction, the Missouri Department of Public Safety said.
Extensive damage was reported in the state capital, with images posted on Twitter by the department showing downed power lines and uprooted trees.
Emergency officials carried out door-to-door searches amid reports of trapped residents, while authorities warned of flash flooding following the heavy downpours.
Some 3,500 people were left without electricity following several outages caused by the severe weather, power company Liberty Utilities Empire District wrote on Facebook.
Tornado warnings remained in place outside St. Louis, in eastern Missouri, early Thursday morning.
In neighbouring Oklahoma, Tulsa mayor G. T. Bynum said residents close to a dam on Keystone Lake were being encouraged to evacuate their homes due to the risk of flooding.

Speed Darlington grabs lady's butt in new video

Speed Darlington grabs lady's butt in new video

Speed Darlington grabs lady's butt in new video


Speed Darlington rests his arm on naked woman
Speed Darlington had his hand on a lady's butt in fresh video as he talked about his political aspirations. 
The social media sensation, who says he wants to contest for the presidential seat, had a visibly naked lady next to him as he made his intentions known. 
The naked lady squatted with her bum directly in front of the camera and Speed Darlington laid his arm on the stunning butt. As he talked, he tapped and snatched her butt different times. 
Sharing the video, he stated:

"You your girl have Nike leggings and wasn't answering your call this past Saturday night that's because she's receiving frequency from Scorpion King Akpi!"


Breaking!! ASUU Threatens To Embark On Strike Again

Breaking!! ASUU Threatens To Embark On Strike Again

Breaking!! ASUU Threatens To Embark On Strike Again


The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said that its members should not be held responsible if there is any disruption in the University system, as the Federal Government had not shown commitment to carrying out the 2019 Memorandum of Action.
ASUU National President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, stated this at a briefing in Abuja, to give an update on the ongoing renegotiation with the government and to clear the air over the N25billion confirmed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to have been approved for universities.
Ogunyemi said the N25billion was meant to be a part-payment of the Earned Academic Allowances and should have been released between February 15 and 28, 2019, as agreed. But this was not done.
He said,
“Since information on the amounts mentioned in the media went round, the ASUU has been inundated with inquiries on the union’s perspective to the story. Funding for the revitalization of public universities has for years been of very high priority to ASUU.
“Reaching an agreement with the Federal Government has often been a frustrating journey for our union. It is often marked with protests, strikes and requires a conscious and focused engagement.
The 2001 agreement, which gave birth to the 2009 agreement, was not an exemption. The exception here is the personality leading the government negotiation team.
The current leadership of the government team clearly lacks the academic disposition and humility needed to undertake such task.
“Our members enjoy their work and hate to see any disruption in the smooth running of our universities. However, the level of frustration occasioned by the lackadaisical attitude of the government towards meeting the terms of the 2019 Memorandum of Action that was freely signed with our union is increasingly becoming unbearable.
“We, therefore, call on all Nigerian patriots, parents and students including the Nigeria Labor Congress to prevail on the government to keep to the terms of our agreement. Otherwise, our union should not be held responsible for any disruption in the system.”

Kidnap: Missing 11-year-old Girl Allegedly Hypnotized Finally Found

Kidnap: Missing 11-year-old Girl Allegedly Hypnotized Finally Found

Kidnap: Missing 11-year-old Girl Allegedly Hypnotized Finally Found


Ogochukwu
Parents and guardians of an eleven year-old Ogochukwu Anichebe who went missing last week have been left in jubilatory mood after she was found alive but disoriented.
It has been alleged she was reportedly hypnotized before being kidnapped.
According to her family, she was spotted in Yaba area of Lagos and taken to the Police station where the initial missing person report was lodged. She was said be disoriented and unable to remember what had happened to her, which seems to indicate that she was hypnotized and kidnapped.
PRAISE THE LORD PEOPLE: OGOCHUKWU ANICHEBE HAS JUST BEEN FOUND!
The young girl I reported missing the other day, Ogochukwu Anichebe has been found. A neighbor of her mum sighted her in Yaba this evening with two guys and called the attention of her parents.
On arrival in Yaba, the 11 year old Ogochukwu was rescued from what seemed more like a kidnap and hypnotism and was taken to the Police Station where an initial report of her missing had been lodged.
She couldn’t remember anything or what happened to her, nor what was done to her.
I will give you guys more reports on this as I get them, but shockingly, this sounds exactly like of the girl in Ajah, Lagos who got missing for days, but was found later according to the dad, in an uncompleted building somewhere far from town.
I’m happy Ogochukwu has been found, but please, what exactly do I tell her parents to do right away?
Thanks to everyone here who showed concern.
God bless us all!

Oby Ezekwesili Tongue Lashes President Buhari For Refusing Sack His Ministers

Oby Ezekwesili Tongue Lashes President Buhari For Refusing Sack His Ministers

Oby Ezekwesili Tongue Lashes President Buhari For Refusing Sack His Ministers.




One may wonder where the agility,unique skill which the president praised his ministers comes from....
Former Education Minister, Oby Ezekwesili, has mocked President Buhari for saying he kept the Ministers in his cabinet throughout his first tenure because of their unique skills and strength.
Speaking at the Valedictory Federal Executive Council meeting which held at the state house Abuja yesterday, May 22nd, President Buhari said that his decision to retain ministers in the last three and half years in spite of pressure was because of their unique skills, strengths & leadership qualities. He described them as “a reflection of the Nigeria we aspire to achieve.’’
Reacting to his comment, Ezekwesili in a tweet she posted on her handle, wrote
''Hahahahaha — “a reflection of the NIGERIA we aspire to achieve”. E wo! Okwu agwugo. This is a severe case of a Leader who is totally oblivious of the extremely poor Results of his Leadership.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Woman Lands In EFCC Net For ₦2.1M Fraud

Woman Lands In EFCC Net For ₦2.1M Fraud

Woman Lands In EFCC Net For ₦2.1M Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, , Kano Zonal Office on Monday May 20, 2019 arraigned one Hauwa Mohammed Sabo before Honourable Justice Obiora Atuegwu Egwuatu of the Federal High Court, sitting in Kano on a two-count charge of obtaining money under false pretense. .
The defendant allegedly obtained the sum of N2,150,000 (Two Million, One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) only from the plaintiff, Badura Kabir Idris on the guise that he would invest the amount in his gold mining business.
One of the charges read that: “You, Hauwa Mohammed Sabo (Alias Hajiya Nina), sometime in the month of November, 2017 in Kano, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N2,000,000 (Two Million Naira), only from Badura Kabir Idris, under the false pretence that the money was for investment into your hold mining business which pretence you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(2) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.”
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
In view of her guilty plea, prosecution counsel, Sadiq Hussain asked the court for a trial date and for the defendant to be remanded in prison custody.
Defence counsel, Ladi Oseni informed the court that she was yet to file a formal bail application and requested for an adjournment.
Justice Egwuatu remanded the defendant in  custody and adjourned the matter to May 23 and 28, 2019 for the hearing of the bail application and commencement of trial, respectively.

Aki And Paw-Paw To Reunite For New Movie

Aki And Paw-Paw To Reunite For New Movie
The notoriously comic duo who invaded the hearts and minds of Nigerians with their acting are making a comeback.
It’s been a while since we saw both  and  on a film together but it looks like we’re going to get that soon.
Thanks to a post from Ken Erics on Instagram, we now know for sure that Aki and Paw-Paw will both be in a movie called “Royal Dust”.
The post which was a picture of Ken Erics and the comedic duo on set of their new movie read thus:
So for the first time in my career I’m working with the fantastic duo @chineduikedieze and @ositalheme on this project #royaldust . It’s an amazing one. Anticipate guys!.
Royal Dust is being directed by Jonas Izuegbu and will be released later this year.