Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Photos: Conjoined twins meet for the first time after historic surgery in Kenya


It was a joyous moment as the conjoined twins who were successfully separated at the Kenyatta National Hospital on November 2, 2016, finally got to see each other face-to-face for the first time since the delicate surgery. KDBlog recalls that a team of 50 Kenyan doctors successfully separated the twins; Favour and Blessing, whose lower backs were fused, in a 23-hour surgery. The twins have been recuperating in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. More photos below...


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Mexican government begins plans for possible Donald Trump deportation of Mexicans


Eduardo Sanchez, the spokesman for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has revealed that the country has started preparing for mass deportation of Mexicans from the U.S under president elect Donald Trump.


Speaking in a news conference, Sanchez said deportation plans will be discussed by Trump and Neto when they meet before he assumes office as news of Trump's election victory sent shock waves across the nation, crashing the Mexican currency- the Peso, in the process.
"We will have to see how many of those deportations, usually done by the United States government to the countries where the illegal immigrants are from, are for Mexico," he said.
"Of course this and other matters will be part of the agenda that Mexico brings to the table during the bilateral meetings that will take place with the government-elect of President(-elect) Donald Trump."
According to Sanchez, Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz will coordinate the deportation efforts.
During a CBS interview on Sunday, U.S President elect Donald Trump reiterated that he would deport, or incarcerate, up to 3 million illegal immigrants.
"What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, we have a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we're going to incarcerate.
"But we're getting them out of our country, they're here illegally."
"we want to secure our border."

President Buhari mourns ex NSA, Sambo Dasuki's father who died yesterday



President Buhari has extended his heartfelt condolence to the Dasuki family, the government and people of Sokoto State on the death of the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, father of embattled former NSA, Sambo Dasuki.

In a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba, President Buhari also commiserated with the Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI).

and the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs over the demise of the remarkable traditional ruler that devoted his life, tenure of office to the promotion of peaceful coexistence and tolerance among
diverse ethnic groups in Nigeria.

The President joined them in mourning the passing of one of Nigeria's most powerful voices for peace and unity in diversity, who diligently kept faith with the virtues of the Sardauna whom he had served as a public servant. According to President Buhari, apart from modernizing the traditional institution to bring it in tune with changing times, President Buhari believes that the late Ibrahim Dasuki, who died on Monday at the age of 93, will be long remembered for his role in the creation of the present local government system in the country.

The President paid tribute to his contribution to national peace and development, particularly his significant role in producing the report that gave birth to the current local government councils.

President Buhari prayed that Almighty Allah will comfort the family of his Eminence, grant the deceased eternal rest and reward his good virtues with Paradise.
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India politician spends £59 million on his daughter's five-day wedding


An Indian politician has attracted the fury of people in the poverty-stricken country by throwing an outrageously extravagant wedding for his daughter.

The lavish bash is said to have cost businessmen and ex-state minister Gali Janardhana Reddy an estimated 5bn rupees - which is equivalent to £59million or $74million.

Guests were invited to daughter Brahmani's wedding with gold-plated invitations, while Bollywood stars performed in a five-day extravaganza that critics have branded an 'obscene display of wealth'.


The wedding invitations arrived in a gold-plated box, containing a card setting out details of the affair, and with an LED screen fitted into the lid.



The video that plays on the screen shows Brahmani wearing a series of fancy gowns, while her fiancé Rajeev Reddy is flanked by five white horses.







Dailymail

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

UBA wins best CSR company in West Africa


L-R: Miss Thelma Chukwu of NestOil;  Mr. Ken Egbas, Chief Executive Officer, TrueContact and organiser of SERAS CSR Awards-Africa; Ijeoma Aso, Managing Director/CEO, UBA Foundation; and Olusegun Fafore, Head, Communications, NestOil, during the 2016 SERAS CSR Awards-Africa where UBA was conferred the winner of the Best Company in CSR/sustainability West Africa in Lagos during the weekend
L-R: Miss Thelma Chukwu of NestOil; Mr. Ken Egbas, Chief Executive Officer, TrueContact and organiser of SERAS CSR Awards-Africa; Ijeoma Aso, Managing Director/CEO, UBA Foundation; and Olusegun Fafore, Head, Communications, NestOil, during the 2016 SERAS CSR Awards-Africa where UBA was conferred the winner of the Best Company in CSR/sustainability West Africa in Lagos during the weekend.

Its CSR arm, UBA Foundation, won the best CSR/Sustainability, West Africa Award at the 10thSERAs (Social Enterprise Report Awards) ceremony which held at the Muson Centre in Lagos Nigeria on Friday November 11, 2016.

UBA Foundation, beat other nominees in its category, including Lafarge, MTN, Nestoil, P&G, Exxon Mobil and Shell to emerge best in CSR in the West African region.
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Thelma Chukwu of Nestoil presenting award for best company in CSR Sustainability, West Africa to Ijeoma Aso, Managing Director, UBA Foundation while Olusegun Fafore, Corporate Communications Manager, Nest Oil, looks on…at the 2016 SERAS CSR Awards -Africa in Lagos, during the weekend.
Since 2006, The SERAS CSR Awards-Africa has celebrated outstanding companies who through their immense contributions have become the game changers driving the wheels for sustainable development in Africa.
“We are driven by the mantra ‘do well do good’. We would not relent in our efforts at touching lives through our various projects, and initiatives,” said Ijeoma Aso, MD/CEO UBA Foundation, while receiving the award.
Also speaking, the Chief Executive Officer of TruContact, organizers of the SERAS awards, Ken Egbas, commended UBA Foundation for its strong footprints across Nigeria and Africa through its Read Africa Projects and the scholarship grants given to winners of the National Essay Competition. These initiatives are truly impactful he noted.
He said the awards is borne out of the need to recognize the Game Changers whose relentless contributions have helped give hope to Africa at the same time drive sustainable development amid strife.
“For these companies, they understand that agility, innovation, fluidity, decisiveness and commitment accelerates the pace of change, Africa craves for” he stated.

Actress Nuella Njubigbo launches Ankara-inspired fashion line (photos)

PHOTOS: ACTRESS, NUELLA NJUBIGBO LAUNCHES ANKARA-INSPIRED FASHION LINE
Actress and entrepreneur, Nuella Njubigbo-Chikere, who is married to ace Director and Producer Tchidi Chikere, has launched ‘NuellAfrik’, a collection of top notch clothes, handbags, and accessories, all made in African prints.

The Grand Opening and Exhibition took place at Nicon Hotel VGC on Saturday, 5th of November 2016. Below are pictures from the event.
Nuella with husband
Nuella with husband
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Monday, 7 November 2016

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Lupita Nyong'o gives racy lap dance to a dancer on lip sync battle (VIDEO)


Lupita Nyong'o showed off her sexy dance skill on Lip Sync Battle this week. While performing 'What a Man', Lupita gave a very hot lap dance to one her dancers See the video below...




A video posted by Lupita Nyong'o (@lupitanyongo) on
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OAP Freeze reacts to pastor Oyedepo's message on people criticizing his university's fee



The controversial OAP shared the photo above and said;
"Dear Pastor,
Please show me where in the bible God spoke of school fees, let alone ordained or 'approved' the price.....
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Dear Nigerian sheep, follow the shepherd, not the butcher..... FRZ"
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MEN ONLY: Marry a beautiful woman for the sake of your children - Mr Ibu


Comic actor, John Okafor aka Mr Ibu took to social media recently to praise his beautiful wife, Stella. According to him, beautiful women are a prerequisite for having beautiful kids.


"The major reason why it is wise for a man to get married to a beautiful woman is because of their children. So choose wisely. I've done mine," Mr Ibu said.
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Bonang Matheba steps out in style for AFRIMA 2016 (PHOTOS)


South African Media personality, Bonang Matheba hosted the 3rd Annual All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, which took place last night in Eko Hotel & Suites, VI, Lagos in a stunning red dress. See more photos below...






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Pope Francis warns against 'building walls' ahead of U.S presidential election


On Saturday evening, while addressing the Third World Meeting of Popular Movements at the Vatican, the Roman Catholic Pope, Pope Francis warned against building 'walls', saying tyranny doesn't find support unless it taps into people's fears.
Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall between the United States and Mexico has been a major focus point of his campaign mantra, but the Pope, without directly calling out the U.S Republican presidential candidate, stated clearly that 'all walls fall', saying God doesn't want a life of enclosure of
banishment for his children.

"No tyranny finds support without tapping into our fears," Francis said. "This is key. Hence, all tyranny is terrorist. And when this terror -- which was sown in the peripheries, with the massacres, looting, oppression and injustice -- explodes in centers with different forms of violence, even hateful and cowardly attacks, citizens who still retain some rights are tempted to the false security of physical or social walls. "Walls that enclose some and banish others.
Walled citizens, terrified on one side, excluded, exiled, and still more terrified on the other. Is that the life that our Father God wants for their children? "Dear brothers and sisters -- all walls fall. All of them. Do not be fooled."
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Trump Cries Foul As FBI Clears Clinton



Donald Trump has accused the FBI of impropriety after it once again exonerated his rival Hillary Clinton of criminal conduct on her emails. The FBI director said a fresh inquiry into the Democratic candidate's communications found nothing to change the bureau's conclusion this summer.

The Clinton campaign said it was "glad" the lingering issue had been resolved.

The dramatic twist lifted a cloud from her campaign as the final day of the marathon US election race loomed.

The latest opinion polls on Sunday, before news broke of the FBI announcement, gave Mrs Clinton a
four to five-point lead over Mr Trump.
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Young Lady Gets Acid Bath After Accepting To Marry Married Man (PICTURED)


A 25-year-old woman, Ogochukwu Nwosu, is in a critical condition at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Surulere, Lagos State, after she was bathed with substance suspected to be acid.

It was learnt that Ogochukwu was at Ilasa bus stop, on the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, when a man allegedly dropped from a motorcycle and poured acid on her.

He was said to have jumped back on the motorcycle and fled the scene.

The victim, who sustained burns on her face, neck, breasts, among other parts of her body, was
reportedly rushed to LUTH by passersby.

Ogochukwu, who spoke with a Punch correspondent from her hospital bed, accused one Mrs. Chidi,
the wife of the man who had proposed marriage to her, as the culprit.

She alleged that Mrs. Chidi had been threatening her on the telephone and through text messages immediately she learnt of her husband’s intention to marry her (Ogochukwu).

She said she had turned down Mr. Chidi’s proposal because he was married, adding that the latter persisted.

“On Thursday, I had closed from Computer Village where I work. Around 8pm, when I reached Ilasa bus stop, I dropped off the bus.

“I was about to cross to the other side of the road when a man dropped from a motorcycle and poured something on me. He immediately fled on the motorcycle. People came to my rescue and took me to the hospital.

“I suspect Mrs. Chidi because she had been threatening me before the incident. And while I was on admission at the hospital, she called and spoke with my brother, saying that was just the beginning,” she added.

Ogochukwu’s brother, Peter, said he recorded a part of the conversation with Mrs. Chidi on his mobile phone.

Peter said he reported the incident at the Itire Police Division, adding that Mrs. Chidi was arrested and detained for two days before the case was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.

A Punch correspondent, however, gathered that the police admitted the suspect to bail shortly after the matter got to the SCIID.

Punch Metro learnt that counsel to the victim, Louis Nwaugbala and Anthony Obi, had already petitioned the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Force Headquarters, Abuja, over the matter.

A copy of the petition, obtained by our correspondent, read in part, “Sometime in 2012, one Mr. Chidi approached our client and started making advances to her and promised to marry her. But she vehemently refused the proposal. She told him that she was not interested in the marriage since he was already married.

“Upon Mr. Chidi’s insistence of wanting to marry our client and even making preparations to visit our client’s family to formalise the marriage rites, our client advised Mr. Chidi to inform his wife of his plans to take our client as his second wife, since both of them will be cohabiting in the same house.

“Immediately Mr. Chidi made his plans known to his wife, all hell broke loose as Mrs. Chidi started calling and persistently threatening our client’s life through phone calls, text and Whatsapp messages.”

The petition alleged that the suspect threatened to wreak havoc before December 2016, the purported month of the traditional marriage between Mr. Chidi and Ogochukwu.

It added that Ogochukwu was persuaded against reporting the threat to the police by Mr. Chidi, who allegedly promised to persuade his wife to accept the union.

It said tragedy struck when the victim was attacked while she was returning from work on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

Nwaugbala, the victim’s lawyer, said justice must be served in the case, adding that Ogochukwu must be flown abroad for plastic surgery by the suspect and her husband.

“That is the only thing that can assuage the damage presently done to her. She should be flown abroad for treatment,” he added.

When contacted, Mr. Chidi declined comment, referring our correspondent to the police at the SCIID.

He said, “I cannot speak with you, neither can my wife. The case is under investigation at the SCIID. Go and speak with the police at Panti; they are the ones investigating it. We cannot make any comment.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident.

She explained that Mrs. Chidi was released on bail because she could not be directly linked to the attack.

She said, “It was reported that the victim was bathed with acid by two men on a motorcycle. The victim alleged that she suspected the woman because she (the victim) is a girlfriend to Mr. Chidi and because she (victim) might likely marry the man, Mrs. Chidi might have planned the attack.

“Mrs. Chidi was picked up, made to undergo investigation and the command could not get any clue linking her to the case for now. And to protect her right, she was granted bail. Investigation is still ongoing to unravel what actually happened. Anyone linked to the case will be duly prosecuted.”
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UNIOSUN Sacks A Male Lecturer Caught Pants Down With Student In Video



The Governing Council of the Osun State University, Osogbo, has terminated the appointment of Dr. Olabode Ojoniyi of the Department of Languages and Linguistics, Ikire Campus, caught on video having an amorous relationship with one of his students, Mercy Ikwue.

It was gathered on Sunday that the Governing Council headed by Mallam Yusuf Ali SAN, sacked the lecturer, who appeared nude on a bed in a hotel room and caressing Miss Ikwue.

A member of the Governing Council confirmed the sacking of Ojoniyi to a Punch correspondent in Osogbo on Sunday.

He said, “The Council met last week and the report of the panel that investigated Ojoniyi’s amorous
affair with the female student was deliberated upon. His appointment was terminated because that is the penalty stated in the Code of Conduct of Staff of Osun State University.”

Apart from the member of the Governing Council, three other lecturers including two professors also confirmed his sack.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

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Swiss Police Detain Imam Over Call To Kill Muslims


Swiss police arrested an imam at a controversial mosque near Zurich on Wednesday after he allegedly urged followers to kill fellow Muslims who refused to join communal prayers.

In a statement, the prosecutor in Zurich's cantonal government said the imam at the An'Nur de Winterhour mosque, who is an Ethiopian national, had been detained for incitement to violence.

During an October 21 sermon, the imam "called for the assassination of Muslims who refuse to participate in communal prayers in the mosque," the prosecutor's statement said, adding that a criminal probe had been launched.

Three of the imam's followers were also being held and investigated but the prosecutor said it was
"unclear" what role they played in the alleged call to violence.

Separately, Zurich police raided the mosque early Monday and arrested three other men -- aged 23 to 35 -- over suspected immigration violations.

Swiss media have reported frequently on the An'Nur mosque, including on suggestions that it has played a part in radicalising young Muslims.

According to the news site 20min.ch, the Ethiopian cleric starting working at the mosque recently, replacing a predecessor who was forced to leave amid accusations that he was preaching extremism.

Swiss media have further reported that the compound's landlords do not intend to extend the mosque's lease, possibly forcing its closure by the end of the year.
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Zimbabwean man forces wife to sleep with stranger for $3000


A Zimbabwean woman, Junior Phiri, has accused her husband, Douglas Hazvinei Gondo, of forcing her into prostitution to enable him raise funds for his business. Phiri said her husband asked her to have sex with a stranger so that he would claim compensation in the sum of $3000.
“This man is saying that I am a prostitute yet he is the one who pleaded with me to have s*x with a certain man so that he would go and claim money from him to start a business.
I am shocked that now he is saying I am a prostitute. He has not been taking care of the family. I am the one who has been doing everything for the children. I used to be a cross border trader but not anymore. In fact I have told him a number of times that I am no longer interested in the marriage but he keeps forcing me to love him...”
Phiri went on to say that Douglas had dragged her to the maintenance court as a way of disgracing her after she had reported him to the police for assault

“He brought me to court as a way of trying to shame me but the truth of the matter is that I am the one who takes care of the children. He does not buy anything for anyone. Our eldest child is now selling buckets in Mbare because their father is failing to take care of his family. My children have asked me to move out with them because they see how worthless their father is,” said Junior.
 
Meanwhile, Douglas has maintained that his wife is a prostitute who was shameless enough to justify her actions, saying she needed the money for their children’s welfare: 
 
“This woman who is my wife is a prostitute. She has so many lovers and the evidence is in her phone which I confiscated. “She uses her job as a cover for her promiscuous behaviour. She once lied that she was going out of the country for work and she went to sleep with one of her lovers. She says she has to fend for the children and her parents so she has no other choice but to be a prostitute. One of her lovers is a doctor. I asked her to stop paying for the children’s school fees or to do anything for them because I wanted her to stop prostituting but now because she has failed to listen to me I want her to maintain the children and I.”
 
Douglas who hauled his wife to the maintenance court in Zimbabwe, is claiming $150 for their three children’s upkeep and $50 for his own upkeep: 
 
“I want her to take care of the children and I, and I know that she can afford to do so because she is a cross border trader who is also a hairdresser. She earns $800 per month. She has no other children and no other husband except for her boyfriends only. I am a vendor and I get about $100 a month. My wife is capable of paying the said amount because she has the money,” Douglas said.
Presiding magistrate Sharon Rakafa postponed the matter to today for ruling.
Source-H metro
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Taylor Swift tops Forbes highest paid women in music list 2016 with $170m

Taylor Swift is the highest-paid woman in music, earning more than twice as much as Adele who comes second.

The singer topped the Forbes magazine list by raking in an impressive $170 million .

According to Forbes, most of the 26-year-old singer's earnings came from her 1989 world tour, which grossed a total of $250 million.$200 million came from her North American leg alone.

Forbes' 10 Highest-Paid Women in Music of 2016:

1. Taylor Swift ($170 million)

2. Adele ($80.5 million)

3. Madonna ($76.5 million)

4. Rihanna ($75 million)

5. Beyoncé ($54 million)

6. Katy Perry ($41 million)

7. Jennifer Lopez ($39.5 million)

8. Britney Spears ($30.5 million)

9. Shania Twain ($27.5 million)

10. Celine Dion ($27 million)
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48-year-old Woman dies during romp with lover in Ibadan

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting at Ibadan on Tuesday remanded a 50- year old man, Fatai Busari, in Agodi prison for allegedly causing the death of his concubine.Busari allegedly drank herbal aphrodisiac before having sex with 48-year-old Sadiat Adejuwon.

Busari of Asaka area of Ibadan was arraigned on a one- count charge of causing death.The Prosecutor, Cpl. Salewa Hammed, told the court that Busari on Oct. 10, at about 3.00p.m. at Asaka area, Ibadan, unlawfully caused the death of one Sadiat Adejuwon, 48.

Hammed said the death of Adejuwon occurred while Busari was having carnal knowledge of her in his house.

He said,
“Busari and the deceased woman worked as casual workers cleaning the street and they were dating.“On the fateful day, Busari drank herbal concoction to boost his manhood before sleeping with her.
“It was afterwards that he realised that something was amiss when he noticed blood gushing out from her private part.“She later died on the spot and he raised alarm.”
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Abiona Richard, ordered the remand of Busari at Agodi prison, pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.

She adjourned the case till Nov. 30 for mention.


(NAN)