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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Mother walks in on neighbour raping her 10-year-old daughter, does nothing

Mother walks in on neighbour raping her 10-year-old daughter, does nothing A mother turned her back and walked out on her daughter after she caught a neighbor sleeping with her, police in Nigeria said. Lagos Police said that they have arrested 20-year-old Godswill David, after allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl in her bed. According to the police investigation, David, who lives in the same building as the victim, asked the young girl for laundry detergent. The victim went looking for detergent. The suspect followed her into the room, and forcibly undressed and raped her. The girl screamed, prompting her mother to come into the room. Sadly, after the mother saw David making out with her daughter, she turned around, left the room and shut the door. David had threatened the victim that she would die if she told anyone what happened between them. The next day, David again barged into the victim’s room and attempted to sleep with her. Luckily, the girl managed to escape and told her aunt about the attacks. The child’s aunt notified the police, and David was arrested. The suspect was charged with one count of unlawful defilement. David pleaded not guilty to the charge, and his bail was set at N500,000

We never planned to impeach Fayose —Omirin

We never planned to impeach Fayose —Omirin Nigerian Tribune 27.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Oluwole Ige -Osogbo SPEAKER of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin, on Wednesday, in Osogbo, capital city of Osun State, said contrary to speculations, the Legislature, under his authority never planned to impeach Governor Ayo Fayose. He described his purported removal by seven Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers as a breach of the nation’s constitution, contending that he remained the authentic speaker of the assembly. Speaking when he led members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on a visit to Osun State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, Omirin urged Nigerians to speak against what he termed illegality playing out in Ekiti State, expressing fear that such development was antithetical to the nation’s democracy. Omirin, who was accompanied by his deputy, Adetunji Orisalade, while briefing Osun State Legislature on what culminated into the crisis in Ekiti State, asserted that “we never contemplated to impeach the state governor.” He, however, accused Fayose of allegedly attempting to stampede the assembly to get his proposals approved on removal of caretaker committee for newly created local development areas created by former governor, Kayode Fayemi, screening of list of commissioners and N2 billion loan forwarded to the assembly. In his remark, Orisalade observed that there was nothing wrong for both the executive and legislative arms of government to dialogue in order to resolve differences, lamenting that Fayose always wanted to have his way without recourse to due legislative process. Responding, Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Honourable Najeem Salam, tasked lovers of democracy not to keep quiet on Ekiti State crisis, maintaining that three unidentified members allegedly co-opted by the PDP lawmakers to commit illegality should be arrested and prosecuted. While expressing the assembly’s support to their counterparts in Ekiti State, he said Osun State parliament would join forces with others to fight against the act of illegality committed by PDP legislators in Ekiti State House of Assembly.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

See the best artists in the world who sold his only car to attend exhibition !

‘I sometimes sell personal assets to fund my career’ font size decrease font size increase font size Print Email 27.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Adewale Oshodi and Oluwaponmile Orjia Rate this item1 2 3 4 5 (0 votes) Olugbenga Akande was recently recognised as one of the best artists in the world in Paris, France; before that, he had won several awards, with most coming from Europe. In this interview with ADEWALE OSHODI and OLUWAPONMILE ORJIA, he speaks on his works, why he is not well-known in Nigeria and what he tells upcoming artistes when their paths cross. EXCERPTS: WHEN did you actually discover your artistic talents? I would say since I was young; I grew up to know myself as an artist. As young as five years, I was always making sketches and drawings; I also want to say that my parents assisted me in developing the talent once they saw what I was doing. Most parents won’t support their children being artists, rather, they (parents) would tell them to focus on becoming medical doctors or lawyers. Why was your case different? At a particular point in time, when I finished my secondary school at Lagelu Grammar School, Ibadan, and opened my first gallery at Bodija, my parents came one day, telling me to focus on furthering my education so that I could do something different. However, my passion for arts override whatever they wanted me to become, and that is why I am still an artist today. You’ve won quite a number of awards; can you share some with us? I have won a number of awards, however, the most important was the one I won last October 27, La Grande Exposition Universelle, where I was honoured as one of the best artists in the world; the event took place in Paris, France, and there were 81 of us from 31 different countries; only three Africans were among the awardees, including myself. I have also attended several exhibitions and expositions all around the world, particularly in Europe. After the award ceremony, we all exhibited at the Louvre Gallery, also in Paris, the following day; so it was a thing of joy to be recognised among the best artists in the world. I also have international curators in so many countries across the world. Why are you so respected in Europe and little is known about you in Nigeria? A lot of things come into play here, and one of such is the value we attach to arts here; the economic situation in the country is not so favourable for the average family to be thinking of acquiring artworks. Again, art is not being supported well in Nigeria by the government and the corporate organisations, so there is little one can do in this regards. However, I am very lucky; I take my work as my passion; I don’t go about chasing clients, and maybe that is why I am less known in Nigeria. I don’t paint for profit; I paint because I need to express myself. I am, however, glad that my paintings are in galleries all over the world; unfortunately, I don’t really exhibit much in Nigeria because I know it might not be encouraging. You once had to sell your car because you needed to exhibit; can you tell us more about this? I had sold my cars twice to promote my career. The first time was in 2010, when my curators in the United States wanted me to have an exhibition in Nigeria. So I had a booking with Polo Club in Ibadan; it was during that year’s annual Polo competition, and I needed to raise money to get an exhibition stand, which went for N250,000, and to also do other things, but money was not forthcoming from anywhere, so I just had to dispose the car for less than the real value. The second time was when I was going for the award in Paris; I had no sponsor, and I needed to be in Paris, so I just sold my car, which was worth over N1.5million for just N350,000. That meant more to me than riding a car. I’ve also had to sell my shares in banks just to travel for exhibitions abroad. However, I need to commend people like Professor Bolanle Awe, Professor Isaac Adewole, Prince Adelowo Adedeji, Dr Elisabeth Vanucci, Drs Saviero and Francesco Russo, Roberto Gioncada, and many others for their support towards my development. When you first sold your car, did you make much money from the exhibition? I didn’t make any money, but a friend later came to buy two paintings for N40,000, and that was a couple of days after the exhibition had ended. However, it is not selling the paintings that matter to me, but achieving my primary aim, which is to exhibit for the sake of my international curators who want to identify me with my motherland. Don’t you think instead of selling your assets, you can reach out to corporate organisations for sponsorship? Everything in Nigeria still depends on who one knows, and I don’t believe in haunting anybody for a favour. I think if the government and the corporate organisations are serious about assisting artists, then they know how to check out the standing of artists and reach out to them. However, I just want to face my job and be good at it. I want to excel in my creativity by promoting the African culture and tradition; that is of utmost concern to me than merchandising, which is the selling of my works. Apart from art, what else do you do? There was a time I was into the mobile phone business; I was getting mobile phones from Europe and selling here, but when I discovered it was taking me away from my passion, I stopped. What type of art do you do? I mostly do oil on canvas, although I also do metal and woodworks, but a lot of stories need to be told, and the easiest way I can do it is through oil on canvas. So I am more comfortable with painting on oil on canvas, and that is the medium through which I am being recognised all over the world. Do you see art thriving in Nigeria in the nearest future? That is if the government and the corporate organisations would support the sector. It is also important that the government should make the country conducive for living; it is when this happens that we would start getting private art collectors. It doesn’t make any sense for someone who is struggling to pay his rent, or pay his children’s school fees to be thinking about collecting artworks. So a whole lot of things come into play if we want art to thrive in Nigeria in the nearest future

OBJ again, attacks Jonathan says

OBJ again, attacks Jonathan •Speaks on Boko Haram, economy 27.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Sunday Ejike -Abuja , Nigerian Tribune FORMER president, Chief Olusegun Obsasanjo, on Wednesday, said the Boko Haram terrorism was growing beyond the control of the Federal Government. This, he said, was because of the wrong reading and imputation by President Goodluck Jonathan that the sect was put in place to frustrate his political ambition. Obasanjo, speaking in Abuja at the book launch of former chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Justice Mustapha Akanbi, said “Boko Haram is not simply a menace based on religion or one directed to frustrate anybody’s political ambition. “It is essentially a socio-economic problem tainted with religion. It is a gargantuan danger to the nation and to all Nigerians. Initially, President Jonathan’s understanding of Boko Haram phenomenon suffered from wrong reading and wrong imputation. That is what led us to where we are today. “It took the president more than three years to appreciate and understand that it is a terrible mix of poor education or lack of education, misinterpretation of what Islam and the Quran teach and stand for, poverty, unemployment, injustice, drug, gun trafficking, human trafficking, fallout from Libya, revenge, frustration, struggle against inequality, imitation of international terrorism leading to training and part absorption by international terrorist group or groups and general poor governance, including corruption. “I have always maintained that solution to Boko Haram or any organisation like it lies in application of stick and carrot. We must remember that there is nexus between security and development. “Some people have blamed the governments of the zone at the state and local government levels for the unacceptable socio-economic situation in the North-East. Of course, they must accept part of the responsibility. “But, I would rather say it is a collective responsibility and, collectively, the situation must be addressed and redressed and the beginning of redressing the situation is education. “I appreciated the importance of education in human development, state - and nation-building, national development, employment generation, wealth creation, national unity, security and stability. “When I had the opportunity as both military head of state and elected president, I paid particular attention to education nationally, through Universal Primary Education (UPE) as military head of state, and Universal Basic Education (UBE) as president. “We must bear in mind that prolonged effect of Boko Haram activities will have a bearing on agricultural and food production in the North-East zone in particular and in the country in general. “Boko Haram is dangerously wrong and we should all stand firmly against it while doing what is right to deal with it. Where there is the need for advice, let us offer it; if the need is for correction, let us make it, where there is need for socio-economic intervention, let it be applied; if it is sanction, let it be given unstintingly,” he said. Speaking on the economy, Obasanjo said “non-investment and disinvestment in the oil and gas sector by the major international oil companies has added its own deleterious impact.” According to him, Nigeria’s continued heavy dependence on one commodity had not adequately prepared the country against any shock in that one commodity on the international plane. “With the figure of $78 per barrel as benchmark, we will be in a bind if oil price falls to $75 per barrel. I am made to understand that Saudi Arabia used $68 per barrel as benchmark for its 2015 budget. “Our inadequate protection of almost all local industries with heavy cost of energy has dealt a hard blow on most indigenous industries. He lamented that the country had not adequately prepared for the rainy days in the management of proceeds from oil and gas resources, adding that “with crude oil purchase by the US from Nigeria going down by some 30 per cent in the last three years, as a result of shale revolution, things are not looking up in the oil and gas sector and hence, in the economy.” Obasanjo stated further that “in future, we will have a budget that cannot be funded. We may have to borrow to pay the salaries and allowances. Revenue allocation to states and local governments has already drastically reduced. Capital projects at all levels of government may have to be drastically cut or stopped.” Speaking on Naira depreciation, Obasanjo said workers, particularly those in the public sector, would soon ask for pay increase, which may be justified but will sink the country deeper in the swamp. “The scenario which may sound alarmist is hard to imagine, but the signs are there and it would appear that those who should act are dancing slow foxtrot while their trousers are catching fire.” Obasanjo also cautioned against the crushing of the opposition by the government either at intra and inter-party levels. In his speech, Akanbi, also a former President of the Court of Appeal, said Chief Obasanjo never interfered with the activities of the ICPC during his administration, adding that he heard and read all sorts of allegations of selective prosecution of corrupt people and wondered how the allegation came about. He said it had become necessary to clear the air on the insinuation that the anti-graft agency was used to molest or harass innocent people by the government of Chief Obasanjo. Justice Akanbi, whose clarifications were dotted with applause, said “I want to make it open and clear to all, that the former president, in person of Chief Obasanjo, never for once directly or indirectly meddled or interfered with the activities of ICPC during my years in office.” He however lamented that the major problems bedeviling the country were greed, nepotism, religious and tribal sentiments, corruption and lack of commitment to the course of advancement of the nation. The ex ICPC boss called on Nigerians to pray fervently for the nation and to back up the prayers with a change of hearts, in order to get the country out of the wood. Reacting to the criticism of President Jonathan by Chief Obasanjo, former Minister of Transport, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, described Obasanjo’s latest comments as antagonistic. “My attention has, once again, been drawn to comments by Chief Obasanjo, which are definitely antagonistic to the person of President Jonathan and also antagonistic to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led administration that President Jonathan heads. “When he talked some few days ago that the performance of President Jonathan was below average, I felt so bad about it and I’m very happy that one of the major newspapers in Nigeria published my immediate reactions to that statement. “I did not only say that former president was wrong in bringing out those sentiments about President Jonathan, but I felt that it was in bad taste and that what he said cannot stand the test of time,” Babatope said. The former minister added that: “who said President Jonathan has performed well in office?” while he advised objective-minded Nigerians not to allow themselves to be misled into “believing matters that have no basis or connection with the reality,” particularly now that elections are near. He maintained that insinuations that President Jonathan had supervised corruption in the country were completely wrong and grossly mischievous. “With due respect to his age and the position he has held, it is wrong. Nobody has ever come out to indict President Jonathan of involving himself in acts of corruption. He has never encouraged it.ax

I’m not an Islamic fundamentalist, says Buhari

< /a>I’m not an Islamic fundamentalist, says Buhari Published on November 26, 2014 by pmnews · 1 Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) a former Head of State and a frontline presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied being an Islamic fundamentalist and has declared that nobody can turn Nigeria into either a Christian or an Islamic state. Buhari made the clarification during an interactive session with APC delegates in Port Harcourt where he came to solicit their vote for the forthcoming APC convention where the presidential candidate will be decided on 10 December. Governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi corroborated Buhari’s stance. He debunked rumours by political opponents that APC is an Islamic party, noting that, the party has no intentions to Islamize the country if it wins next year’s presidential election. Amaechi also at that occasion exonerated Buhari, stating that the APC is a party for progressives who meant well for Nigerians and the overall development of Nigeria. “APC is not an Islamic Party. This is so because, when General Muhammad Buhari (rtd) was Nigeria’s Head of State as a young man, he did not Islamize Nigeria, and to do that he needs the endorsement of the National Assembly to debate over the issue. Buhari cannot Islamize Nigeria. Don’t be perturbed by what our detractors are saying,” Amaechi said on Tuesday during an interactive session with students at the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (UOE) in Port Harcourt. “I am an ardent Catholic Christian and I converse with God a lot. It is not true that APC will Islamize Nigeria. The National Chairman of APC, Mr. John Oyegun is a Christian. Bola Tinubu’s wife is also a Christian, Buhari’s cook is a Christian from Igboland, his driver is also a Christian. As a father to all of those Christians, Buhari gives Sunday as a free day to these his domestic staff to go to Church and worship God. So, no one can believe what our detractors are saying about Buhari and the APC,” Amaechi said. “The political economy of Rivers state has been stagnated by the Presidency and their detractors. They are all thieves who don’t mean well for our state. They caused mayhem in the last administration. We assumed office and chased them away. Now, as my tenure draws to an end, I can see, they have brought them back. You and I have a responsibility to stop them from repeating what they did before. We will not allow them again to steal our funds. Imagine, the missing $20 billion that was stolen. We expect that our President would have sacked all those involved in the saga. But, he only threatened to sack the former CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, who was only doing his legitimate duty at the time. Nigerians must have a rethink,” Amaechi said. On the Rivers governorship race and the upcoming 2015 general elections, Governor Amaechi said the plan by the PDP to usher in another Ikwerre governor in 2015 was unreasonable, not feasible and will fail. He explained that, “I am an Ikwerre man who has ruled for eight years and I am surprised to hear that the PDP is jostling to bring another Ikwerre Governor in 2015. That man only believes that votes can be bought with money. Amaechi alleged the governorship aspirant of PDP is an Ogboni man and not a christian. He further alleged one of the PDP aspirants was given N3 billion to fix the internal roads at the new Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in the Greater Port Harcourt City, he embezzled all the funds without doing any road. He further claimed that the aspirant was also given 14 schools to build and furnish in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area. “A thief can’t be a governor in Rivers state.” As part of his visit, Governor Amaechi sensitized the students and members of the university community on the need to register as eligible voters in the upcoming 2015 general elections. “Rivers people and residents must register as eligible voters to choose a credible governor. All of us must exercise our franchise. We must do that for the sake of the future. Public funds are not for private pockets. They are meant for the people”, Amaechi said. He urged those 18 years and above to register. He told them that as soon as INEC prepares to commence the issuance of voters’ card and registration of eligible voters they must obtain their own as that is the only way to stop detractors in 2015. “You must stay at the polling units and count the votes yourselves before you declare them on the social media and as you do that, you can stop them from rigging the election,” Amaechi said. Reviewing his gallant strides in the state, Governor Amaechi said his administration has created employment opportunities for Rivers people, including the recruitment of 13,200 teachers, 5,000 workers employed by Risonpalm and thousands employed by the Banana Farm in Tai Local Government Area, the Songhai Farm as well as the Port Harcourt Mall which recently employed up to 600 workers.

Mimiko built house on the Rock in Idanre Hills Resort

Mimiko's wonderful magic in Idanre ! I am happy to be associated with this man called Mimiko , the Star governor of the West . He is a Governor with a difference who has a unique way of distinguishing his acts , deeds and projects He believes his people and Ondo state deserve the best and he has never for once condescending to the run - in - the - mill brand like others . His health policy is super and the best according to WHO, His education programme is unrivalled in Nigeria - Mega school His Urban regeneration has been adjudged as the world's standard And talk about his tourism project He crated a brand Mare - Don't fall First Governor to create Tourism Free Zone And as if idanre hills are just planted His Idanre hills Resort is bewildering You need to be here Here in Idanre City Where Governor Segun Mimiko has added another Magic to the vibration of the ancient Town . Friends and foes , here , at Ile Ori Ota ( House on the Rock ) Will I rest my big head today Idanre is Magic Mimiko has added another Magic Which has now turned idanre to a magical City You must visit idanre for you to appreciate The Magical wonderful wonders of Mimiko in a magical town .

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Indonesian Ambassador lauds Tribune, honours Wale Ojo-Lanre, nine others at send forth

INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR LAUDS TRIBUNE, HONOURS WALE OJO-LANRE, NINE OTHERS AT SEND FORTH FEATURED Wednesday, Nov 26 2014 Indonesian Ambassador lauds Tribune, honours Wale Ojo-Lanre, nine others at send forth Nigerian Tribune It was a whale of commendation, applaud, show of gratitude and praise for His Excellency, Surdiman Haseng, the outgoing Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia at the Lagos Liaison office on Sunday, November 1, 2014 by members of staff of the embassy and teeming Nigerians who were guests at the send forth ceremony organised in his honour. For the social expectation theory, which urges persons saddled with any responsibility to live up to expectations because of a day of reckoning aptly came to the fore during the ceremony put up by the staff of the embassy to send forth, ambassador “we ever got in recent times.” The event was graced not only by Indonesian citizens, but also by motley of distinguished Nigerians who came to honour a rare ambassador and an intelligent diplomat who sees Nigeria as his second home and treats Nigeria with utmost respect and decency ever expected. “As a Nigerian businessman who has been in contact with this embassy for the past years, Ambassador Haseng has been the most humble, goal getter and super relationship keeper. I will miss him, Nigerians will miss him and Nigeria will miss him,” said Richard Ibru. According to Mr Chu Charles, “Ambassador Haseng is one of the finest ambassadors I ever met in my life. This was why I have to cancel an important family matter to attend this occasion with my wife to say goodbye to a most refined diplomat who exudes all the diplomatic finesse without arrogance, pride and aloofness from the people as some diplomats do here in Nigeria. But with an unalloyed sense of responsibility and respect to the culture and customs of his host country. Ambassador Hasang is not just only nice and cool, but blessed with a wonderful wife who radiates warmth and pleasantness to all. My family will ever miss you.” Testifying to the proactive nature of ambassador Haseng, Wale Ojo-Lanre, Associate Editor Tourism, Nigerian Tribune “He is a wonderful and down to earth ambassador who has a firm grip of why he was sent to Nigeria. He has appropriately represented Indonesia well and ensured a far better relationship between his country and Nigeria than any of his predecessors. I can say with all boldness that there is no ambassador in Nigeria who has travelled within Nigeria and West Africa by road like him . He loves seeing Nigeria in its purest geographical. He loves experiencing the traffic rage between Lagos – Ore – Port Harcourt . He loves seeing the Savannah from Abuja, – Kaduna – Kano – Maiduguri and - Abuja – Lokoja – Akure – Lagos and Lagos- Orile – Agboju – Navy Town – Badagry – Seme Border – Togo -Ghana.” Ojo-lanre said he would never forget “The business-tourism trip to Togo when an Immigration Officer who was apparently overzealous demanded that the ambassador should come down from the ABC Coach where he and his delegates were travelling to West – Coast to see him for proper verification despite all the proof that an ambassador was the head of delegation. Not minding his position, His Excellency, Ambassador Haseng alighted and appeared before the officer who on seeing him was subdued by the diplomat’s robust humility! Indeed. He is a super diplomat in every sense of the word. We are going to miss him in Nigeria. For Ambassador Haseng is an asset to Indonesia and Nigeria. It was through his diplomatic finesse and sagaciousness that the former President of Indonesia visited Nigeria. Also, the diplomat facilitated the visit of two ministers, Trade and Investment and Culture, Tourism and Creative Economy to Nigeria on two different occasions while he ensured that impressive numbers of Nigeria visited Indonesia during the Indonesia Expo for business relationship.” Mr Adhi Narto, Chief Executive Officer, Indomie Noodles commended Ambassador Haseng for being a warm and efficient diplomat who has been able to create and facilitate conducive environment and relationship between Nigeria and Indonesia and between Nigerians and Indonesians business interaction. Our businesses blossom during his tenure and our rating of acceptability was high. We are missing and wishing him the best of luck in his next assignment.” In display of their love, respect, regard and honour for the outgoing ambassador, different kinds of gifts were presented to him by the staff of the Embassy, Honorary Consular Modukpe Toukurou,Indonesia Consular in Benin Republic, Mr Ibru and Indonesia Promotion In his response Ambassador Haseng thanked all and sundry. “I am short of words. However, I must thank every one of you for your support and understanding throughout my tenure. Collectively and individually you have contributed to the modicum success achieved which some of you have enumerated. I must specially commend the Nigerian Tribune Newspapers and its Associate Editor, Tourism for support and visibility which the newspaper has given my country’s activities particularly during the visit of our immediate past president to Nigeria.” Mr Haseng reaffirmed his love for Nigeria and the citizens “Nigeria is a great country and the people are warm, hospitable and pleasant. I love this country, which shares many similarities with my country. There was not a time that I felt like a stranger here.” He commended the staff and Indonesian community in Nigeria: “I must also thank the entire members of the Indonesia Staff and Indonesian community in Nigeria for their support, encouragement and understanding. I am happy that Indonesians in Nigeria are conducing themselves well within the ambit of the law. I must also urge you to continue in this way so as not to begrudge the hospitality of Nigeria and bastardise image of Indonesia.” Ambassador Haseng who bestowed the Federal Republic of Indonesia Ambassadorial Appreciation gold medal and award on 11 distinguished personalities, made up of six Indonesians, three Nigerians among who is Wale Ojo-Lanre and a Beninoise said the recipients are worthy personalities who I can never forget the role they played during my diplomatic assignment in Nigeria and West Africa.”

The evil of Dubai ! You must read this

Dr. Subramanian Swamy 2 November 2013 · A snippet of an article about Dubai from the Independent: There are three different Dubais, all swirling around each other. There are the expats, there are the Emiratis, headed by Sheikh Mohammed; and then there is the foreign underclass who built the city, and are trapped here. They are hidden in plain view. You see them everywhere, in dirt-caked blue uniforms, being shouted at by their superiors, like a chain gang – but you are trained not to look. It is like a mantra: the Sheikh built the city. The Sheikh built the city. Workers? What workers? Every evening, the hundreds of thousands of young men who build Dubai are bussed from their sites to a vast concrete wasteland an hour out of town, where they are quarantined away. Until a few years ago they were shuttled back and forth on cattle trucks, but the expats complained this was unsightly, so now they are shunted on small metal buses that function like greenhouses in the desert heat. They sweat like sponges being slowly wrung out. Sonapur is a rubble-strewn patchwork of miles and miles of identical concrete buildings. Some 300,000 men live piled up here, in a place whose name in Hindi means "City of Gold". In the first camp I stop at – riven with the smell of sewage and sweat – the men huddle around, eager to tell someone, anyone, what is happening to them. Sahinal Monir, a slim 24-year-old from the deltas of Bangladesh. "To get you here, they tell you Dubai is heaven. Then you get here and realise it is hell," he says. Four years ago, an employment agent arrived in Sahinal's village in Southern Bangladesh. He told the men of the village that there was a place where they could earn 40,000 takka a month (£400) just for working nine-to-five on construction projects. It was a place where they would be given great accommodation, great food, and treated well. All they had to do was pay an up-front fee of 220,000 takka (£2,300) for the work visa – a fee they'd pay off in the first six months, easy. So Sahinal sold his family land, and took out a loan from the local lender, to head to this paradise. As soon as he arrived at Dubai airport, his passport was taken from him by his construction company. He has not seen it since. He was told brusquely that from now on he would be working 14-hour days in the desert heat – where western tourists are advised not to stay outside for even five minutes in summer, when it hits 55 degrees – for 500 dirhams a month (£90), less than a quarter of the wage he was promised. If you don't like it, the company told him, go home. "But how can I go home? You have my passport, and I have no money for the ticket," he said. "Well, then you'd better get to work," they replied. Sahinal was in a panic. His family back home – his son, daughter, wife and parents – were waiting for money, excited that their boy had finally made it. But he was going to have to work for more than two years just to pay for the cost of getting here – and all to earn less than he did in Bangladesh. He shows me his room. It is a tiny, poky, concrete cell with triple-decker bunk-beds, where he lives with 11 other men. All his belongings are piled onto his bunk: three shirts, a spare pair of trousers, and a cellphone. The room stinks, because the lavatories in the corner of the camp – holes in the ground – are backed up with excrement and clouds of black flies. There is no air conditioning or fans, so the heat is "unbearable. You cannot sleep. All you do is sweat and scratch all night." At the height of summer, people sleep on the floor, on the roof, anywhere where they can pray for a moment of breeze. The water delivered to the camp in huge white containers isn't properly desalinated: it tastes of salt. "It makes us sick, but we have nothing else to drink," he says. The work is "the worst in the world," he says. "You have to carry 50kg bricks and blocks of cement in the worst heat imaginable ... This heat – it is like nothing else. You sweat so much you can't pee, not for days or weeks. It's like all the liquid comes out through your skin and you stink. You become dizzy and sick but you aren't allowed to stop, except for an hour in the afternoon. You know if you drop anything or slip, you could die. If you take time off sick, your wages are docked, and you are trapped here even longer." He is currently working on the 67th floor of a shiny new tower, where he builds upwards, into the sky, into the heat. He doesn't know its name. In his four years here, he has never seen the Dubai of tourist-fame, except as he constructs it floor-by-floor. Is he angry? He is quiet for a long time. "Here, nobody shows their anger. You can't. You get put in jail for a long time, then deported." Last year, some workers went on strike after they were not given their wages for four months. The Dubai police surrounded their camps with razor-wire and water-cannons and blasted them out and back to work. The "ringleaders" were imprisoned. I try a different question: does Sohinal regret coming? All the men look down, awkwardly. "How can we think about that? We are trapped. If we start to think about regrets..." He lets the sentence trail off. Eventually, another worker breaks the silence by adding: "I miss my country, my family and my land. We can grow food in Bangladesh. Here, nothing grows. Just oil and buildings." Since the recession hit, they say, the electricity has been cut off in dozens of the camps, and the men have not been paid for months. Their companies have disappeared with their passports and their pay. "We have been robbed of everything. Even if somehow we get back to Bangladesh, the loan sharks will demand we repay our loans immediately, and when we can't, we'll be sent to prison." This is all supposed to be illegal. Employers are meant to pay on time, never take your passport, give you breaks in the heat – but I met nobody who said it happens. Not one. These men are conned into coming and trapped into staying, with the complicity of the Dubai authorities. Sahinal could well die out here. A British man who used to work on construction projects told me: "There's a huge number of suicides in the camps and on the construction sites, but they're not reported. They're described as 'accidents'." Even then, their families aren't free: they simply inherit the debts. A Human Rights Watch study found there is a "cover-up of the true extent" of deaths from heat exhaustion, overwork and suicide, but the Indian consulate registered 971 deaths of their nationals in 2005 alone. After this figure was leaked, the consulates were told to stop counting. At night, in the dusk, I sit in the camp with Sohinal and his friends as they scrape together what they have left to buy a cheap bottle of spirits. They down it in one ferocious gulp. "It helps you to feel numb", Sohinal says through a stinging throat. In the distance, the glistening Dubai skyline he built stands, oblivious

Soltan Vacations unveils summer cruise aboard the Allure of all Seas!

26.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Wale Ojo-Lanre In what appears to a breakthrough by any Nigerian travel agent at international cruise packaging and sea based adventure, a Nigerian agency, Soltan Vacations has sealed a deal to package a Mediterranean summer cruise aboard the largest cruise ship in the world, Allure of the Seas. The deal which was unveiled to travel journalists at the world Travel Market, London, empowered Soltan Vacations to gather a limited numbers of distinct sea lovers and cruise revellers who wish to savour comfort and luxury aboard the wonderful ship. The 2015 Mediterranean summer cruise aboard Allure of the Seas, which has been slated for August 16 to 23, 2015, will board in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday, August 16, 2015. The cruise ship will navigate through Palma Mallorca, to provence, Marscilles, France and sail via La Spezia, Florence, Pisa to get to Rome and Naples all in Italy and cruise back to Spain on August 23, 2015. Soltan Travel, which is being chaperoned by Mrs Victoria Soluade has been in the forefront of promoting Cruise Tourism in Nigeria in the past 20 years and has distinguished itself as Nigeria’s number one cruise packaging travel agency. ADVERTISEMENT Addressing the media, Soluade revealed, “ We have completed all the processes and one of the most beautiful cruise ships ever built in the world. “It is going to be an ever-green memory for those who will partake in this life time sea experience as we have secured some of the best rooms view on board and the itinerary is full of excitement and spectacular visits. It is going to be the best ever. “ We are creating the awareness now so as to enable those who want to buy the package enough time to decide. “ The rooms on board are always on high demands especially on Allure of the Seas. Whoever wishes to be a partaker must signify early and do the necessities.” She pointed out that the cruise is opened not only to Nigerians only but also for others across the world who wish to savour the comfort of the largest cruise ship on earth (the Allure of the Seas). In addition, since the cruise is an international package, Soltan Vacations has ensured that all information relating to the Mediterranean Summer cruise 2015 is available online.

Boy aged 13 raped fellow pupil in school after sex education class

Boy aged 13 raped fellow pupil in school after sex education class Nov 24, 2014 11:40 By Luke Traynor School chiefs are investigating the teaching of sex in lessons after the teenager stuck before telling his victim 'You can go now' GettySilhouette of a Boy and GirlAttack: The boy pinned the girl down in the school grounds A 13-year-old boy raped a girl of the same age following a sex education class - before telling her: "You can go now." School chiefs are investigating the teaching of sex in lessons after the girl was attacked by her fellow pupil immediately afterwards. A court heard the boy, who cannot be named, led the girl to a secluded area of the school grounds where he pinned her down despite her protests and raped her. The teenager admitted once charge of rape. Dolgellau Youth Court, North Wales, heard the boy asked the 13-year-old girl if she wanted to 'try sex.' The young girl repeatedly said "No", but the schoolboy held his classmate down and raped her. The boy, now 15, was put on a 12-month referral order and must sign on the sex offenders list for 30 months. The assault took place in a state secondary school in the county of Gwynedd. Education officials said they are working with police and other agencies to find out what lessons can be learned in the teaching of sex education safely in schools. GoogleCourt: The case was heard at Dolgellau Youth Court, North Wales A Gwynedd Council spokesperson said: "Safeguarding the welfare of the county's children is a key priority for us." The sex attack came to light a year after the incident when an attentive school nurse realised the young girl appeared unhappy. She asked if anything was worrying her and the teenage girl told her about the rape following her sex education class. The boy is now in foster care and no longer lives in the area. He will have to register with police where he is living and where he travels for the next two-and-a-half years. Katie Russell, from the rape survivor charity Rape Crisis England and Wales, said: "The fact this happened after a sex education class is something I am sure gives concern about the teaching of sex education in school. "I would say it highlights the importance of teaching sex and relationships education in schools that focuses not just on the biology and mechanics of sex but about emotions and consent, respect and relationships." Prosecutors said the boy initially said his victim had consented, but then made a full confession and said it happened when he just had his 13th birthday. District Judge Andrew Shaw told the boy that under the law a girl could not consent to sex if she were under 16. He added: "She was too young and you should not have done what you did. "You have to tell the police where you live and where you are for the next two-and-a half years," The boy will have three meetings a week with the youth offending team for the first three months and once a week meetings for the remainder of the order

Read why this girl cannot stop eating bathroom sponges

"I can't stop eating bathroom sponges": Student reveals absorbing addiction since she was aged FIVE Nov 25, 2014 16:26 By Gareth Roberts, Nick Pritchard Rosie Skinner developed a craving to chew the damp wash-time accessory when she was five and has feasted on it ever since Rosie with sponges. Rosie Skinner with two white sponges. Rosie Skinner, 19, of Epsom, Surrey, eats at least two large sponges a week and has done since she was five. VIEW GALLERY Most of us have tucked into a sponge cake, but how about tucking into just the sponge without the cake? That's the food fetish of teenager Rosie Skinner, who EATS two large bathroom sponges every WEEK. The student, 19, has been addicted to feasting on sponges since she was five. Rosie, of Epsom, Surrey, cuts sponges into small pieces and sucks on the bite-size chunks throughout the day. And the Reigate Sixth Form College student said: "I have always loved the smell of a wet sponge. I crave that damp taste and feeling in my mouth. MedaviaRosie Skinner. Rosie Skinner who eats sponge. Rosie Skinner, 19, of Epsom, Surrey, eats at least two large sponges a week and has done since she was five.Warning: Rosie once had an operation to remove a ball of sponge from her stomach "I like the texture as well, it's a bit like eating cake. I might try one with some icing on one day. If I have a stressful day I love to treat myself to snack on a sponge to relax." Rosie's bizarre habit landed her in hospital aged 13 when she had to have an operation to remove a large ball of sponge from her stomach. She said: "It was a bit of a weird situation. I started having stomach aches and then they developed into really severe pains. "I was rushed to hospital where doctors removed a ball the size of a small mouse from my stomach. The doctors said it was a bit weird and they told me to stop eating sponge. "I tried to do what the doctors told me, but I can't fight my cravings entirely. Now I just chew it for a while and spit it out." MedaviaRosie and Callum. Rosie Skinner and her boyfriend Callum, 18. Rosie Skinner, 19, of Epsom, Surrey, eats at least two large sponges a week and has done since she was five.Happy couple: Rosie says boyfriend Callum, 18, thinks she is 'mad' Miss Skinner also once lost a tooth in a sponge when she was 10. She said: "I was eating a sponge and my tooth came out in it. It took me a while to explain to my mum why it was in a sponge." Miss Skinner, who favourite sponges are those available at hardware store Wilko, said she is trying to kick the habit. But she added: "I even take little sandwich bags to college with pieces of sponge in it so I can eat it during my lectures. "I would like to quit, but I still haven't grown out of the habit yet. I thought about buying a proper luxury sponge from the sea, but that would be taking things too far. "I'm not very confident doing it around people - I know it's weird. My family and my boyfriend, Callum, think I'm mad, but I don't mind, it's just part of who I am."

Read why this robber steals only on Sunday "I Steal Only On Sundays" Suspect Confesses

I Steal Only On Sundays, Suspect Confesses Published on November 25, 2014 by admin pmnews · Cyriacus Izuekwe A 24-year-old man arrested for burglary has said that he steals only on Sundays by breaking into his neighbours’ homes after they had gone to their various churches in Lagos State, western Nigeria. Kelechi Ikechi, from Abia State, was arrested on Sunday after he broke into his neighbour’s flat to steal in Ejigbo area of Lagos. Ikechi allegedly confessed to the police that he broke into Peter Ibeh’s house at Afolabi Obe Street, Ejigbo to steal. But while carrying out the act, a trap was set for him and he was locked from outside and eventually caught. Ikechi said he resorted to stealing from his neighbours after he lost his factory job. •Kelechi Ikechi who confessed that he only steals on Sundays •Kelechi Ikechi who confessed that he only steals on Sundays He said he chose Sundays to steal because it was convenient and that his neighbours spend much time at church services. The complainant, Ibeh, said that every Sunday his house was burgled when he and members of his family are in church. He said this caused serious rift within the family members and he decided to find the root cause. Ibeh said on the day Ikechi was caught, he hid one of his aides inside their flat and went to church with other members of the family. He said it paid off when Ikechi broke in and his aide locked him from outside and raised the alarm which attracted other neigbours. Ikechi was arrested and handed over to the police at Ejigbo Division. After investigation he was charged him before Isolo Magistrates’ court with burglary. He pleaded not guilty. The court granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum. He was remanded in prison custody pending when he will fulfil his bail condition. The matter was adjourned till 1 December, 2014.

Read about and see the world most famous beds !

-- The Great Bed of Ware Originally housed in the White Hart Inn in Ware, Hertfordshire, this enormous four poster (10ft x 11ft - it can "reputedly accommodation at least four couples") was built by Jonas Fosbrooke in 1580 and is referenced in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Byron's Don Juan. It was sold to the V&A Museum in London in 1931, where visitors can still see it - as well as the many initials carved into its headboard. Picture: V&A

Monday, 24 November 2014

See the face and read the story of a 75 years old who impregnates a 13 years old girl , Says ‘I only slept with her twice’

75-yr-old impregnates 13-yr-old girl Tribune 23.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Rate this item1 2 3 4 5 (2 votes) Says ‘I only slept with her twice’ THE Yoruba proverb which says that one does not need a complete set of teeth to break a hard bone, once the few ones present in the mouth can do the job, aptly describes Pa Muse Alabi both literally and metaphorically. Most of the teeth of the 75-year-old man are missing. This has made the front and the two sides of the laughter chamber to cave in. But Pa Alabi is still going strong in meat consumption – both animal and human. He is not a cannibal as some readers must have quickly assumed. He is simply a lady’s man and goes for young or old, single or married. However, he has bitten more than he could chew as he is currently at the State Criminal Investigation Department of the Oyo State Police Command, where the anti-social behaviour unit is investigating a case of defilement of a 13-year-old girl (name withheld) allegedly committed by the old man, and which has resulted in pregnancy. Crime Reports learnt that Pa Alabi was doing carpentry work for a lady under whom the victim was an apprentice. The young girl seized the opportunity to tell Pa Alabi to build a safe for her. After giving her the safe, Pa Alabi wooed the girl and she agreed to his proposal. After the first sexual intercourse they had, it was learnt that the suspect gave the girl N200. When she also demanded for a handset, he gave her N1,500 to buy i-tel phone. Four days after, they made love again. Both times were in September this year. But the grandmother of the girl was said to have noticed recently that she was showing signs of pregnancy. Though she denied, she secretly went to her lover to inform him. To her surprise, Pa Alabi demanded to know how she could be pregnant since he only had sex with her twice. The girl decided to keep to herself and would not talk to Pa Alabi whenever he went to her mistress’s shop. This was said to have prompted the man to inform the mistress that her apprentice was pregnant for him, warning against the abortion of his unborn child. Shocked, the mistress informed the girl’s grandmother who, in turn, told the girl’s mother. Eventually, word got to the girl’s elder sister who went to a police station on Saturday, November 15 to lodge a complaint and Pa Alabi was promptly arrested. A police source informed Crime Reports that the suspect’s neighbours said it was in the old man’s character to go after under-aged girls. The ultrasound scan carried out revealed the expected delivery date of the girl as July 7, 2015 meaning she is two months pregnant. Strangely, the girl was reported to have never menstruated before the pregnancy. In an interview with Crime Reports, Pa Alabi admitted having sex with the girl and the paternity of the baby. He also agreed to marry her and take care of her and the baby when born. According to the man who lives at his family house at Oje area, “I am a carpenter and I still work till the present time. I even take roofing jobs. I am very strong. “I have two daughters and a son. My first wife gave birth to the female children but had to be taken away by her people when she developed mental illness. My second wife is the mother of the boy who is an SSS3 student but she has left for another man. Currently, I have no wife.” So how does he satisfy his sexual needs when it looks as if he is very active? Crime Reports asked. Pa Alabi replied: “I don’t go looking for any woman. I usually have sex with any of the married women who like me and come to me for sex. This is not always though.” Speaking on how he came in contact with his victim, the elderly man said: “I used to do carpentry work for her boss who sells tailoring materials. That was where I knew her. One day, she asked me to help her build a safe in which she could be keeping her money. When I finished it, I asked her to come to my shop for the safe late one evening and I gave it to her. “She used to pass by my shop whenever she was going home and used to stop by to greet me. On a particular day, I expressed my interest in her and she promised to think about it. She later consented and on one of the days she stopped to say hello to me, we had sex when I had an urge. And it was mutual. About five days after the first time, we had sex again and she stopped coming. “One day, she came to me and told me that her grandmother said she was pregnant. She stopped coming again and I didn’t see her again until policemen came to arrest me.” When asked whether he knew that his action was in contravention of the law, Pa Muse replied that he didn’t know, describing the outcome of his relationship with the young girl as “an act of God”. He said: “Mistake has no master. I pray that God should forgive me.” The suspect said he doesn’t use any sex performance enhancement drug before making love to a female. “I don’t take any herbal drink for enhancement of sexual performance. They are alcoholic and I don’t take alcohol as a good Muslim. I observe my five-times-daily prayers faithfully.” Pa Alabi said he was ready to take responsibility over the pregnant girl and the baby she is expecting. “I can take care of her adequately. I have a nephew who is a medical doctor and he has promised to help too,” he stated. The Police Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Okuwobi-Ilobanafor however said that the suspect would be charged to court.

How Nigeria killed Olaiya's dream !

How my Nigerian dream was blocked —Olaiya Igwe 22.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Nigerian Tribune ) Ebun Oloyede, popularly has been an actor in the movie industry for over two decades. He speaks with JOAN OMIONAWELE on the challenges trailing his latest movie, ‘The Mystery of Unity’, his life and other issues. Excerpts: How has it been in the movie industry? It is not bad, but the professionals and practitioners are bad, they are not doing things the way they should be done. How do you mean? Many professionals don’t view the industry the way they should view it. We don’t produce movies the way they are being done in the western world and that is why the industry is retrogressing. They need to sanitise the industry. In my own sector, I believe that one of the things affecting us in the industry is that the films being released are too many. Also, piracy is killing us and we need to stand up quickly to do something to reduce or eradicate it totally. So what do you think can be done to reduce piracy, it seems every actor does not understand how to tackle it? There is no paragon of perfection except the Almighty God, but God will not come down, but if one uses his or her wisdom and grace, God will assist us, and we will get the result of what we are planning. We need to reduce the number of films being released, we also need to get in touch with the Inspector General of Police, we also need to write a petition to inform them that the pirates are killing us, we cannot take laws into our hands, we also need to write a petition to the copyright’s commission, but we must do it collectively. Also, we need to review the law on piracy and ask the senate or House of Representatives to pass a bill concerning that. You have dedicated over two decades of your life to a career in acting. What has been the driving force? Only God. I say this because if God supports whatever you are doing, that relevance will never depart from you. One can’t say because he or she is a very fantastic actor, writer or producer, that is why he is still relevant without having to refer to God as his/her starting point. What do you think your colleagues in the entertainment industry need to work on? I want to implore everyone both in the movie and music industry to produce albums and movies that will be of benefit to the whole country and the industry as well. Their works should be a lesson to the masses and the society in general to learn from. I watched a movie entitled Sarafina which was released during the late Nelson Mandela’s incarceration in prison for 27 years. That movie showcased how Mandela fought for freedom and how South Africans equally fought for his release. After that movie went viral, Mandela got his freedom and apartheid was over, so I drew some inspiration from there and thought that if Mandela could be released because of this movie, and the crisis in South Africa reduced, I see no reason we cannot use movie to solve problems in Nigeria. So, what are you insinuating? I wrote a movie which I entitled ‘The Mystery of Unity’. I produced it in English all through and reproduced in Yoruba language, which means I have two versions of the movie. My intention was to get to the corridors of power to tell them the message in my movie and tell them we could use it for a good cause to sort out the crisis. Ever before I was born, there were crises and till today, there is still crisis. So I said, let me use my work as a contribution to sort out the problem. So I travelled abroad, bought the equipment and spent almost N52million to produce the film. How were you able to get the funding? I got the money from a friend. But it was alleged that you are owing the casts some money. I featured over 2,000 casts in the movie. I am not owing anybody, but when it got to the post-production stage, I have not been able to fulfil my promises and till now, I have not been able to pay some of those who worked on post-production. But I was only sponsored by my friend for the pre production and the production itself. Now with that kind of movie, I thought my country will embrace and encourage me but they did not. I took the movie to the minister of culture, Edem Duke, please quote me. I met him in his office, gave him the proposal and a mastercopy of the film in English language and he asked me to come back at a stipulated time. I started going there everyday for a whole week while I lodged in a hotel in Abuja, as I was being assisted by someone whom I appreciate so much-Ganiyu Solomon, a senator in Lagos State. The minister sent his Personal Assistant to tell me that I should call him. When I called him, he refused to pick my calls till this moment. Duke put him in that position to do this work, I gave them that movie to use it in rebranding during the centenary celebration, I also asked them to pay me directly so that I could produce the movie enmasse and give it to the Christian Association of Nigeria and the other half be given to the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs. In the movie, I made everyone realise that we are all serving one God, but with different media, so one should not condemn his other mate. We must all be united to conquer the enemy. I am an indigene of Ogun State and my brother, Rueben Abati who is a spokesman of the President, we both hail from Kenta in Abeokuta, He read theatre arts as his discipline, so he should know better than other people. I took another mastercopy of the movie, as well as a proposal to him, he took it from me when he came to Abeokuta for his mother’s burial, we sat down in his sitting room and discussed, and said I should call him when he gets to Abuja, but when he got to Abuja, he did not pick calls until after a month. Right from that moment, till today, he did not pick my calls again. That is someone who is supposed to know better and guide the country. The only feedback I got was people’s prayers from pastors and Muslim Clerics. What were you expecting? Money? I expected the prayers, but many clerics kept asking me if I took it to the federal government and I said I did, and they said I did not have to sell the movie, that the federal government needed to pay me for the orientation I gave the public through the message. Please don’t get me wrong, I do not blame the president, but I believe in my heart that he was not informed about the movie. I see no reaseon why he would not want to be a part of the project as it has something to do with the Country’s unity and security. Why did you not take the new movie to the cinemas for a movie premiere? People have bastardised the concept in the country. The standard cinemas will take 70 per cent of the proceeds while you will take 30 per cent, that is slavery and I don’t want to be part of it. Now that you did not go through the cinemas, did you get your money back? That’s where I am going, I released the movie on September 8, and it got pirated September 9, I was really discouraged. So no one encouraged you? Not that. I want to really commend Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola. He sent a panel from the Lagos state film censors board, they saw the movie and gave the governor a good feedback. He commended me and that inspired me Did he compensate you financially? Yes, He gave me money, which was substantial, but with due respect, I can’t say how much. Governor Aregbesola also did the same thing in Osun State. Most leaders have subordinates who block people from them, so I am not blaming the President, because, he may not even know that my movie exists. But I want the whole nation to know that I gave it to the people who are supposed to know how to assist the country. I did not envisage that Boko Haram will become this dangerous when I directed the movie in 2008. How many years did it take you to shoot the movie? About four years. I started from the Ooni’s palace in Ile Ife, Osun State. I made use of 250 police Officers, I got the permission from the Inspector General of Police back then. What do you think about your colleagues going into politics. If the politicians do what they ought to do, entertainers wouldn’t have to go into politics. But they aren’t doing their jobs, hence people also want to go and join them and get their own things done since they aren’t being represented well. Why are Yoruba actors and actresses poorly paid compared to their counterparts in the English version of Nollywood. You cannot say they are poorly paid, because you do not know my account balance. It’s the way you sit down for a picture that you will meet yourself. So it’s the way you present yourself that you will be addressed. If you invite me for a movie and I don’t agree with the amount you are offering me, I will leave. I can’t say anything because I don’t know what they have in their accounts. How did acting really start for you? I started on the job many years ago with my boss, Musibau Shodimu, who is late now. I formed my group in 1979 How did the name Igwe get to your name? I was invited by students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. They wrote a letter and said I was qualified to be the king of theatre and movies in Nigeria. I travelled down to Ife for that award. There were thousands of people in the hall that day and till today, there has been no argument on it because till today, I am using my works to prove that I am the king. So you are trying to say you are the best Actor in Nigeria... I will not say I am the best actor in Nigeria. But it was not only one point of acting that was the criteria that they used to judge who the king of theatre was. Most actors are polygamous in nature, why is this so? I don’t want to say anything on anybody’s home because everyone is entitled to do what they feel like doing. So how many wives do you have? I have only one wife. These things happen in other sectors, so why only actors? Don’t you think you all are meant to be role models since you are in the eye of the public? The politicians should be the role models. In fact, we are all role models in our fields, you as my interviewer, are a role model too, so we alone should not be addressed as models There was a story about your wife to be who came on stage to cause a scene because she got news of your concubine... did you eventually marry her? Well...we did not get married, but she has a baby for me. Why didn’t you marry her? It was not related to that incident, but I would say it was an act of God. What are your last words to Nigerians? I want to particularly tell people not to look down on us. After I went to Abuja to submit my film which could be of help to the country. Jonathan was shown a movie produced by one actress and premiered the movie privately. It is whatever they give the president that he will view. I believe he wasn’t shown my movie entitled The Mystery of Unity.

Wale Ojo lanre with Major ROA Salawu ,the founder of Road Safety in Nigeria

With Major R O A .Salawu , the man that founded Road Safety Corps in Nigeria and the Tank Commander, 3rd Marine Commando in his house Agbowo ibadan.He was with the Late Brigadier - General , Benjamin Adekunle,Black Scorpion throughout the Civil War in Nigeria.

See the faces and read the story of daughter , mother who are lesbians couple

n a shocking confession that is reverberating across the world, a mother and her daughter have both announced that they are a lesbian couple. Mary Josephine Carter, an African-American, and her daughter Vertasha, who both profess to be Christians, went further on social media with proofs of the incestuous affair. They took to their joint Twitter handle, @VertashaAndMary, to confess to an amorous relationship between both of them, castigating all those who tried to rebuke them. “I am Mary Josephine Carter and I refuse to let some little kids tell me about my damn self. I was in church yesterday, were you?” she asked her critics, while explaining that their kind of affair is not lesbianism, but a love affair between a mother and her daughter, and strengthened with sex. “Vertasha and I knew we were attracted to each other when she was 16. But we decided to wait to have sex until she was 18, legally of age. We are now going public with our relationship to help others who might be in gay mother/daughter relationship feel confident and okay about coming out. We want the world to know we love each other as mother and daughter and romantically,” she said. On their Twitter handle, which currently has 334 followers, they pride themselves as the first openly African-American mother and daughter lesbian couple. Giving further details of the relationship, Mary Carter, who has two other children, one, a boy of 14 and the other eight, said she began the incestuous affair with his daughter when she divorced her husband. http://cdn.pmnewsnigeria.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/%E2%80%A2Lesbian-mother-and-daughter.jpg •Lesbian mother and daughter According to her, Vertasha was always there during that trying period. “Vertasha was there for me during my divorce…Yes I am in a sexual relationship with my adult daughter. No, we are not demons. We are humanic (sic) with feelings. “I am very well educated. High school diploma and my associates number 1. Then I received a bachelor’s degree. God may put one same sex love in your life. It does not make you a homo. I never looked at woman like I did Vertasha. I am not a lesbian. Vertasha and I fell in love unexpectedly. “This is not a lesbian crusade. My relationship is a minority. They tell us we cannot be together because I birthed her. Unfair. Every morning, I drink a cup of coffee with a honey bun, and it tastes like Vertasha my honeybun,” she said, explaining further that the relationship was working because she knows how best to deal with her partner and daughter, whom she called “my little wife.” “Vertasha and I know each other very well and we avoid conflict. I believe I have the guide to a firm and strong relationship. I know what works and does not work,” she said. For those she called confused heathens for criticising her, Mary said against their opinion, her relationship was just as normal as any other relationship. “Do not tell me I am a bad parent. My daughter Vertasha is over 18 years old and her choosing me as her sexual partner is her choice. I have a perfect relationship because she never disobeys and is obedient. I listen to her and every night we talk our issues,” she argued. However, Mary Carter, who had earlier granted an interview on the love affair with her daughter, is currently facing the consequence of revealing the affair. She has been fired in her place of work and is being despised by friends and family members. She and her family are also facing death threats from people. She is currently out of her house with her children. According to her, the family have moved into a motel while she met with her lawyer for several hours on Monday. “We shouldn’t have come out to the world. We did the interview and it was just posted. I had to send my lawyer to pick up the little ones. We are going to a hotel because people are targeting us. “Indeed the support from African-American women is horrible. Unsurprised at this. They hate themselves; fake hair and contacts. If Vertasha and I was a white mother-daughter same-sex couple, it would be encouraged. Once again, white privilege. We are being discriminated against like criminals,” she lamented. Mary Carter added: “Our story is new to everyone, our family, friends and the community. I have been told to not show up to work today().” For those persecuting her because of her sexual orientation, she said: “I serve a mighty, mighty God who gives me the strength to complete my goals and guide me to holiness. No weapon formed against us, shall prosper,” Mary said She quoted ‘Romans 12:10 which says: “be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves,’ to justify her love affair with her daughter. On her part, Vertasha, whose name was coined from Tasha, her real name and Vergel, her surname, confirmed that she and her mother started having sex when she turned 18 after they started dating when she was 16. Vertasha, who seems to be happy with the affair, said: “My mom is still my mom. She does normal mom stuff: buys me clothes, pays for food, and tells me to make our bed. We just happen to enjoy sex with each other too. “The love is the root of our relationship. My mother and I love like everybody else and the sex is just the perks of being so close. A mother knows how to please her child the best and, yes, I’ve had a man before but after age 16, I knew home is where the heart is.” Since Mary has been sacked, the duo is now trying to set up an account for assistance from fans as well as establish the Mothers and Daughters For Love, MADAL, to propagate their beliefs.

Over 500, 000 visitors expected at the Port Harcourt Carnival 2014

Over 500, 000 visitors expected at the Port Harcourt Carnival 2014 PM news L-R, Deinbofa Era, Dr. Sam Dede & Deacon Vincent Erinwo during Carniriv 2014 unveiling An estimated number of over Five Hundred Thousand carnival lovers and participants are expected in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, for the 2014 edition of Carniriv, the Port Harcourt Carnival, making it the biggest carnival brands in Africa. Speaking during an interaction with journalists in Port Harcourt, the Director General of the Rivers State Tourism Development Agency, Dr Sam Dede announced that the 2014 edition of the carnival, set to hold from 14–20 December, will outstrip other carnivals both in scope and size with participants and tourists drawn from Europe, Americas and the Caribbean joining their African counterparts for the one-week fiesta. Dr. Dede assured that security will be top on the agenda of the Rivers State Government while stressing that the 2014 edition of Carniriv, also known as the Port Harcourt Carnival, will go down in history as one of the best organised with new innovations such as the introduction of the Miss Carniriv Beauty Pageant, the launch and deployment of the biggest state-of-the-art performance stage; and increased exposure for local artists to perform on the same stage with international stars. Dr. Dede also told journalists about the value-added marketing opportunities that companies and corporate bodies can avail themselves as participants in the carnival. “We have opened up the carnival for commercial exploitation from interested corporate bodies by packaging at lease twelve signature carnival events into stand-alone brands for category sponsorships. Each category sponsor is entitled to multiple levels of commercial and non-commercial exploitations such as publicity, speaking opportunities, branding, the distribution of company literatures/souvenirs and other levels of corporate canvassing. The carnival is also up for headline sponsorship with innumerable value propositions already lined up for the sponsoring brand,” he added. Dr. Dede, an award winning Actor and Theatre Arts lecturer also said that a cocktail of incentives await carnival lovers this year as His Excellency, the Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has insisted that the carnival is deployed as an empowerment platform for local artists and Micro, Small and Medium scale enterprises to connect with their fan base and clients alike and improve their business fortunes ahead of the Xmas and New Year seasons. Chairman of the Board of Rivers State Tourism Development Agency, RSTDA, Deacon Vincent Erinwo, assured that the RSTDA will judiciously expend every fund released by the government for the purpose of the carnival while reiterating that the carnival is a project that is dear to the heart of the people of the state. “We at the RSTDA, have being given a matching order not only to put the scare funds to the best use but to also seek for sponsorship and collaboration from both corporate and non-corporate organisations to make the carnival a self sustaining annual exercise in line with the vision of the state government,” he said. Deacon Erinwo also promised that the 2014 edition of Carniriv, the Port Harcourt Carnival, which is themed as the One Love, One People edition, will be remembered for its organisation, audience management and satisfaction. “We will exceed the expectation of our guests and indigenes alike with the quality of world class performers and chart toppers that will grace our events for one week. I will urge interested carnival lovers from both far and near to make early preparations in terms of visa secure and other travel arrangements in order to witness the world-class fiesta that awaits them from the 14th to 20th of December this year,” he said.

Jonathan slams Obasanjo "I’m a better president "

I’m a better president than OBJ, says Jonathan Published on November 24, 2014 by pmnews · File Photo: L-R: President Goodluck Jonathan and Chief Olusegun Obasanjo President Goodluck Jonathan has rejected a below-average scorecard given him by former Nigerian leader, Olusegun Obasanjo. Instead, President Jonathan has rated himself the best leader since Nigeria’s independence in 1960. Dr. Doyin Okupe, President Jonathan’s Special Assistant on Public Affairs, gave the revised score-card in Abuja on Sunday, expressing disbelief that Obasanjo could make the comment credited to him. “Our attention has been drawn to comments made by a former President of this country, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, regarding the performance of the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. “Obasanjo had at an event over the weekend declared that he rated the President Goodluck Jonathan administration ‘below average’. “We aver that Obasanjo’s comments are untrue, misleading and clearly do not tally with the facts on the ground. “We therefore wish to assert without equivocation that in terms of performance and achievements, no administration since 1960 when Nigeria gained independence from Britain, has done as much as that of President Jonathan.” He said that every discerning and unbiased Nigerian would definitely attest to this “as the evidence stare all of us in the face,” Okupe stated. According to Okupe, who also was a special assistant to Obasanjo, in Obasanjo’s first term, contrary to Obasanjo’s position, the Federal Government under Jonathan had performed excellently given the prevailing circumstances and resources available to it. He said while it was true that Nigeria had been faced with incidents of insurgency and terrorism, especially in the last few years, the Jonathan administration had successfully contained the initial widespread activities of the insurgents, which he said were prevalent in 12 states of the North, including the Federal Capital Territory. “While it is true that the present activities of the terrorists in the three north-eastern states have become more deadly in mindless killings, kidnappings and supposed territorial seizures, government has made giant diplomatic strides with our neighbouring countries in order to checkmate the crisscrossing of the insurgents. “The military and other security agents, which have engaged the insurgents since inception, have done a great job in spite of recent challenges. “The truth of the matter which we must know and accept is that we have an internal enemy supported by internal and external resources waging a major warfare against our nation,” he said.

A message from Mallam Moyo Jaji to Nigerians

Mallam Moyo Jaji a Writer, John Burroughs, is of the view that " a man can fall many times but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else". I remember that as an under- graduate & in conjunction with others, I studied how Japanese Leaders after the bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki respectively by the United States of America, jointly decided decided to reconstruct their Society. Space constraint will not allow for elaboration on how this was done but it is sufficient to state that the Japanese Leaders then decided to " sacrifice their today for the betterment of the tomorrow of their future generations & those yet unborn". The simple Development Model they embarked upon was to shut out the rest of the World & embarked on massive RE-ORIENTATION of all facets of the Japanese Society. The result is that Japan is ranked among the most Industrialsed Nations in the World & the stark irony is that, Japan is not as endowed in terms of natural resources as Nigeria but the Human Capital was harnessed to leapfrog their Society from a Medieval to an affluent Society in less than a Hundred years. It is saddening to note that, despite the abundance of Resources in Nigeria, the most important Resource - HUMAN - is not being harnessed to drive our Country on the Path of Development. That is why some of us are not happy that, a Party like the PDP, that has been in Power since 1999 & despite the quantum of Revenue accruing to Nigeria since then could not use these to move the Country forward. The only legitimate avenue available for Leadership change is through the Ballot Box but the events of the past few months have clearly shown that, like the proverbial mouse that is denied access to the Bean but decided to push the bean container & the bean therein into a Latrine. By this move, it'll ensure that, nobody benefits from eating the Bean. My take is that, the PDP, having realized that, they can not win the forth-coming National Elections, are resorting to extra- constitutional means to hold on to Power & when PUSH turns to SHOVE, the Military wing of the Party will seize Power & we'll begin our Democratic Journey afresh. That has been the story of Nigeria since 1966, to the discernible. Blaming the Western Nations for our Political & Economic stagnation amounts to " giving a dog a bad name, in order to hang it". The West is not our problem but Nigerians themselves. Kindly study the story of the ASIAN TIGERS for the appreciation of my argument. Kokomo ti onje efo, inu efo lows o. Hope you slept well. Good Morning. 1 hr · Like Mallam Moyo Jaji Kokoro ti onje efo, inu efo lowa o ! means " the Insect affecting the edibility of the vegetable resides in the vegetable not elsewhere. 1 hr · Like

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Mimiko offers automatic employment for First Class degrees at AAUA

font size decrease font size increase font size Print Email 20.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Yinka Oladoyinbo-Akure GOVERNOR Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State last week made an offer of automatic employment to students of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), who were able to obtain First Class degrees and desired to work with the government. He made the offer in his speech at the 5th convocation ceremony of the university, saying that his administration is determined to make the institutions in the state globally competitive. “The building of Mega Primary Schools in major towns in Ondo State is aimed at complementing our efforts at revitalizing our public schools. We are training and re-training our teachers, and we are putting in place the needed instructional materials with the ultimate purpose of producing bright students for our tertiary institutions,” he said. While lauding the staff of the university for their efforts, Mimiko urged the students to cooperate with the university administration so that academic programmes would continue to run smoothly. “I understand that the policy of the university of retaining the best among the graduands is still in place, so that they could add value to the university and have opportunity to pursue higher degrees under the sponsorship of the university. “This administration will continue to give its full support to this laudable initiative. In the event there is any of you who made a First Class and is desirous of working in the Ondo State Service, such a candidate will be given automatic employment,” he said. Governor Mimiko also expressed satisfaction at the institutionalization policy of AAUA and many successes recorded by the university in recently time, including being voted Best State University in Nigeria in a nationwide survey undertaken by the United States Transparency International Standard, USTIS, and leading the Nigerian Law School Bar Examinations nationally this year by a Law graduate of the University, Opeyemi Akeem Longe.

Boko Haram gunmen killed 48 fish vendors in Borno State, Nigeria again !

Boko Haram kills 48 in fresh attack Published on November 23, 2014 by pmnews · A screengrab taken on August 24, 2014 from a video released by Boko Haram and obtained by AFP allegedly shows people lined up before being executed by Boko Haram A screengrab taken on August 24, 2014 from a video released by Boko Haram and obtained by AFP allegedly shows people lined up before being executed by Boko Haram Boko Haram gunmen killed 48 fish vendors in Nigeria’s restive Borno State, near the border with Chad, the head of the fish traders association told AFP on Sunday. “Scores of Boko Haram fighters blocked a route linking Nigeria with Chad near the fishing village of Doron Baga on the shores of Lake Chad on Thursday and killed a group of 48 fish traders on their way to Chad to buy fish,” Abubakar Gamandi said. He said the insurgents set up a barricade at Dogon Fili, 15 kilometres (nine miles) from Doron Baga, and stopped a convoy of fish vendors around midday, slaughtering some of them and drowning others in the lake. “The Boko Haram gunmen slit the throats of some of the men and tied the hands and legs of the others before throwing them into the lake to drown,” Gamandi told AFP by telephone from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. Doron Baga, 180 kilometres from Maiduguri, is the base of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), comprising troops from Nigeria, Chad and Niger fighting the Islamist group. The MNJTF was formed in 1998 to fight trans-border crime but its mandate was expanded to tame the Boko Haram insurgency in the volatile region. Gamandi claimed the assailants killed all of their victims without using their guns. “The attackers killed their victims silently without the use of the gun to avoid attracting attention from the multi-national troops,” Gamandi said. A military officer in Maiduguri confirmed the attack but said details were sketchy. “We heard of the attack near Doron Baga but we don’t have any details because the area falls under the operational jurisdiction of the MNJTF,” the military officer said. News of the attack was slow to emerge due to the destruction of mobile phone towers in the area by Boko Haram in previous attacks. Incessant Boko Haram attacks have disrupted fishing and farming along the shore of Lake Chad and fishermen from Doron Baga were forced to abandon fishing and turned to importing dried fish from neighbouring Chad. Gamandi said the Dogon Fili route provided the safest passage for traders from Doron Baga to Chad as other routes are infested with Boko Haram gunmen who rob and kill travellers. Last December at least seven fishermen were killed when Boko Haram Islamists attacked Doron Baga in a nocturnal raid that left many homes burnt. In August, the Islamists raided Dogon Baga and kidnapped 97 people after killing 28 villagers. The hostages, including women and children, were loaded on speed boats and ferried across the Lake into Chad. Chadian troops rescued 85 of the hostages when they intercepted a convoy of buses transporting them from the shores. The Boko Haram violence has claimed thousands of lives since 2009 with the aim of creating a hardline Islamic state in Nigeria’s mainly Muslim north.

Why we are separated - Aki and Paw Paw

Aki and I still together —Pawpaw 23.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Seyi Sokoya , Nigerian Tribune Rate this item1 2 3 4 5 (0 votes) Actor Osita Iheme, otherwise known as Pawpaw, has said there is no reason for him and his popular screen friend, Aki, real names Chinedu Ikedieze, to break up whether now or in the future. Speaking with R recently, Pawpaw said that Aki’s fans misinterpreted his statement in a recent interview that the duo had separated. This raised fears in the movie industry and among the actor’s worried fans on what could have led their parting of ways. Pawpaw not only allayed the fear of the fans, but has revealed that he and Aki had come a long way, “even outside our acting career.” He added that Aki was quoted out of context and admitted that he was at first worried when he saw the interview too, but “Aki was trying to explain why we no longer lived together in our former apartment, Which was because the owner of the apartment wanted to make use of it and the fact is that we are not getting younger. We cannot live together forever. Even biological twins eventually separate to pursue their careers and lives. This does not mean they are not connected. There was reason for us to stay apart and I don’t think that should justify our ‘separation’ doing the rounds.” “Those who might have been worried about this rumour should disregard it because Aki and I are still together. In fact, we did a movie entitled “Aki the Blind” together recently.”

OYO APC is blood thirsty - PDP , Accord , Labour

Ibadan violence: You lied, PDP, Accord, LP tell APC 23.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Stephen Gbadamosi And Moses Alao •Say opposition not responsible for its woes •Thugs used new pump action rifles —Source The Oyo State chapters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Accord Party (AP) and Labour Party (LP) have lambasted the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) for blaming Friday’s violence reportedly orchestrated by APC hoodlums, which led to the death of a police officer and caused injuries to many others, on the opposition in the state, saying that the ruling party had always been “violent and oppressive” and that “it is only a matter of time before its pretence about being peace-loving is blown.” In a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Honourable Kehinde Salawu, the PDP urged the APC to face the reality on the ground that it “has become a party of war-mongers ahead of the 2015 general election” and stop making baseless insinuations about the opposition being responsible for its woes in the state. The PDP said the opposition knew nothing about the violence, noting that it was the responsibility of the APC to rein in its thugs and not put the lives of innocent Oyo State indigenes in danger. In a similar statement, Prince Dotun Oyelade of the Accord Party called for a high-powered investigation into the violence, saying that “for a party that brandishes peaceful reign as its cardinal achievement in four years, the unprovoked killing of policemen and random shooting by hired thugs barely 12 weeks before the next election is a danger sign that must be stopped.” The Accord Party also decried as awful and insensitive, the reported trip to the United Kingdom by Governor Abiola Ajimobi just hours after the state capital was thrown into panic by his party members, saying: “Under no circumstance should the Chief Security Officer of the state abdicate his major role and go on a leisure cruise abroad while Ibadan was literally burning. “With the top echelon of the APC threatening unimaginable violence and parallel government if they fail to win at the centre,” the statement said, it is little wonder that the party at the state level is gearing up to foist more violence, if this attack is swept under the carpet. The LP, in a statement signed by its state Director of Media and Publicity, Mr Taiwo Ibrahim, described the violence as “barbaric, uncivilised and reckless of a party that has been boasting of maintaining peace and order in the state,” stressing that violent clashes were unbecoming of the APC, and that in recent times, intra-party rivalry leading to acts of brigandage and thuggery have become the order of the day. “In the last few days, rival groups within the same party have been subjecting the state to terror, leading to the death of innocent citizens. Only last week, two of its lawmakers were alleged to have brought such untold hardship to the people as a result of their thuggery. “And last Friday, their principal, Senator Abiola Ajimobi’s jamboree baptised the state with another pool of blood,” Ibrahim said. The LP added that the people should be watchful, “as we approach the 2015 elections,” calling on well-meaning people of the state to call the APC to order “before the party finally sets the state on fire. “We sympathise with the innocent citizens, including police officers who were only doing their duties, who lost their lives as a result of the brigandage,” the LP stated. Meanwhile, aftermath the killing of an Inspector of Police attached to Iyaganku Division in Oyo State Police Command, and injuring of many others on Friday, Sunday Tribune’s investigation has revealed that the thugs who did the shooting used brand new pump action rifles. It will be recalled that the use of pump action gun was prohibited in 2011 shortly after the year’s elections and the ban has not been lifted. A source who craved anonymity and who was one of those on ground at the venue of the incident in Ibadan on Friday, said that the thugs emerged suddenly from Liberty Road and started firing. According to the source, “we spoke with the secretary of the APC on ground at the rally to call the man who was causing trouble to order. He was the one fighting an okada man. “We just heard gunshots from behind us. The thugs emerged from Liberty Road and aimed at the police.” The source said that the thugs aimed to disarm the police, as they advanced towards the inspector who fell after he was hit in the head, adding that it was in the process of saving the gun from being taken by the thugs that the Divisional Traffic Officer, Mapo Division, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, was also hit in the head. Iyaganku Division was reported to have suffered the higher number of casualty of policemen as the two officers in charge of patrol and guard as well as the Station Officer, among others, had bullets extracted from their bodies. A police corporal from Mapo Division is also on a danger list as he had been bleeding from one of his eyes hit by pellets, another source also said. Sunday Tribune learnt that the DTO had been taken to a private hospital because of the ongoing strike action at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, and was responding to treatment.

Barren woman returns stolen child to church !

Bus conductor arrested for stealing baby font size decrease font size increase font size Print Email 23.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Alphonsus Agborh – Asaba, Nigerian Tribune •As barren woman returns stolen child to church A bus conductor, Damijo David, has been arrested for allegedly abducting a 7-month-old baby while in a bath tub in Warri. The baby, who was taken away at about 7am on November 12, 2014, was recovered few minutes later, the State Commissioner of Police, Alkali Baba Usman, said. Parading the suspect along with several others while giving a break down of the command activities for the month of November teh command said one kidnapper was shut dead in the period under review. Mother of the child, Mrs. Blessing Oghale, said she left the baby inside her bath to collect some pegs for hang some clothes inside the room only to find the baby missing. She said her maid informed her that one brother had taken the baby away. The woman raised the alarm, pursued the abductor who had already crossed a dwarfed fence in their compound with the baby before recovering her child. The suspect admitted that the baby was recovered from him in the same compound, but he was not taking her anywhere. Meanwhile, the woman who abducted a baby during a church service at Redeemed Christian Church of God, Celebration Parish, Asaba, has returned the baby after about 10 days of keeping the baby in her custody. The woman, whose name was not disclosed, returned the child at about 8pm on Friday with a note seeking forgiveness and giving details on what led her to commit the act.