Saturday, 18 July 2015
According to Punch a six-year-old Promise Eboye, should not be alive, at least going by the four gory looking stab injuries on his back. The boy survived an attack that would have killed even an adult had the injuries been sustained in vital parts of the body.
Promise, a bright and sharp boy lives with his mother and step-father in Kollington area of Ijaiye, Lagos, while his biological father lives in Benin, Edo State.
At about 8am on Monday, Promise’s mother, Comfort, stabbed her son four times, inflicting life-threatening injuries on the boy’s body.
He said Nigerians should know that the invasion of his house by the SSS was a sheer witch-hunt. He said it was sad that the operatives of the security agency broke into his ailing father’s house in Sokoto and broke his safe.
232 teeth removed from Indian boy recently may just be considered one of the oddest world records ever. Apparently though, the Indian boy with the 232 teeth removed is not just an ordinary teen as he was reportedly suffering from a rare medical condition.
17-year-old Ashik Gavai was the name of the boy who had his 232 teeth removed in a six-hour operation Monday. This might seem odd, but according to TIME, Gavai is still left with 28 teeth in his mouth - fewer than most adult mouths.
Friday, 17 July 2015
It's long been understood that dolphins and whales are incredibly intelligent, playful creatures. They regularly interact playfully with humans, and they've been seen doing the same with other species too.
However it's become apparent that all along the coast of Hawaii, bottlenose dolphins and humpback whales have formed a special kind of bond.
The initial image that sparked interest in the friendship was captured by Lori Mazzuca in Hawaii and posted on the Facebook page The Whale and Dolphin People Project. Mazzuca explained that she observed the dolphin and whale, shown above, seemingly playing with each other – the dolphin testing how long it could stay balanced on the humpback whale'shead as it swam along. A powerful swimmer, the dolphin would eventually slide down the whale's back, tail-first before maneuvering its way back on top for another ride.
Not Real photo.
Tragedy was averted on Friday at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 (MMA2) in Lagos following a ground collision of two aircraft belonging to FirstNation Airways.
A similar incident had occurred at the airport on July 6, following the collision of two aircraft belonging to Emirates and Hak Air.
It was gathered that Friday’s incident which happened at about mid-day involved two Airbus 330 conveying not fewer than 250 passengers.
The two aircraft had their bodies partially damaged as a result of the collision.
Sambo Dasuki, a retired colonel and former national security adviser (NSA), has refused to surrender to operatives of the State Security Service (SSS), also known as DSS, who are trying to “forcibly arrest” him, TheCable understands.
The operatives have been laying siege to his Asokoro residence in Abuja since 6pm on Thursday and are now inside his compound. Journalists are camped outside the gate as the stand-off continues. After forcibly gaining entrance into his compound, the operatives moved out all the vehicles and moved in with theirs in an operation led by an officer whose name was simply given as “Dodo” from Katsina, the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari.
How Ironic: Buhari Arrests Former NSA, Sambo Dasuki On Sallah’s Eve - Exactly 30-Years After He and Col Umar Went to Arrest Then Head Of State Gen. Buhari at His Residence
What makes Dasuki’s arrest ironic is that on Sallah’s Eve in 1985 Dasuki was said to have arrested Buhari. And now, on the same day in 2015, Buhari allegedly orders his arrest.
In August 1985, the evening of the 26th to be specific, at a time when Nigerians were celebrating the Muslim festival and enjoying the public holiday, a soldier named Badamasi Babangida was executing his plans of overthrowing the Nigerian Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari. One of the soldiers who arrested Buhari at gunpoint was a soldier named SAMBO DASUKI. After Buhari was arrested and his government toppled, IBB threw him into prison and handsomely rewarded Dasuki by making him his ADC (aide-de-camp). Sambo Dasuki was one of the four four army majors that arrested Buhari at gunpoint that day. Others were Abubakar Dangiwa Umar, Lawan Gwadabe, Abdulmumuni Aminu .
Buhari was left to rot in jail for two years and this wrecked his family life so bad that it led to a divorce with Safinatu, his beloved wife upon his release. While Buhari was also in jail, Babangida sent soldiers to ransack and vandalize his residence, in the process destroying some of Buhari’s most valuable credentials and valuables.Let me skip what happened to
Sambo Dasuki and his father the former Sultan of Sokoto under General Abacha.
#BREAKING Sultan of Sokoto has directed all Muslims to observe Eid Al-Fitr tomorrow, following sighting of the moon in Sokoto, Kano, Borno.
Proud Dad: Rochas Okorocha's Son Graduates With First Class in Mech Engineering At Prestigious University Of Manchester
The belief that Nigeria remains a land generously endowed with the brightest and best brains in the world was once more reaffirmed as the son of imo state governor, Rochas okorocha, Ahamefule Brendan okorocha, today graduated from the department of mechanical engineering At the prestigious university of Manchester.
He bagged a first class degree. His parents, friends and family members were there to celebrate with him
Sallah message from our president below..
Fellow Compatriots, I greet and felicitate with you all, especially our citizens of the Islamic faith on this auspicious occasion of the 2015 Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.
I congratulate all those who have successfully completed the Ramadan fast in keeping with the injunction of our Creator.Although we have come to the end of this year’s month of Ramadan, I believe that a greater acceptance by Nigerians of its key lessons of self-denial and sacrifice will serve our dear country well as we strive to overcome our present challenges, undo the damage done by years of bad governance and accelerate the pace of national development.
19-year-old Nigerian Evance Ochuko Ivwurie Jnr Sets Record as Youngest First-Class Graduate at British Varsity
|HON EVANS. IUWURIE, HIS SON OCHUKO IVWURIE JNR AND ANOTHER GUEST|
Evance has etched his name in the annals of academic greats in the United Kingdom by emerging the youngest First Class graduate ever of Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom.
Thursday, 16 July 2015
Actor/producer Peter Berg slams Caitlyn Jenner's 'Courage Award' Says 'One man Traded 2 Legs For Freedom Of The Other To Trade 2 Balls for Boobs'
"Friday Night Lights" director Peter Berg isn't happy with all the praise being heaped on Caitlyn Jenner -- and is now mocking everyone from ESPN to President Obama for honoring her ... instead of military vets.
Berg who also produces and co-stars in "Ballers" -- reposted a crass meme to Instagram following the ESPYs which compares a double amputee military vet to Caitlyn. Berg co-signed on the meme with a simple comment -- "Yup."
Another weird set of photos of South African pastor, Penuel Mnguni have surfaced online. This time, the controversial 'man of God' is seen making his members chew and swallow a piece of cloth during a prayer service. He prayed on the cloth and asked them to eat it...and they all obeyed!
He also rode on the back of his members like a donkey. This is the same man who asked his members to swallow a live snake during one of his prayer sessions.
Proud Dad: Fred and Agatha Amata's Son Graduates With A First Class in Economics From The University of Kent London [Photos]
Nollywood actor and producer, Fred and witty hostess of the popular, syndicated TV talk show, Inside Out, Agatha Amata attended their son, Oreva's graduation in London today July 16th. Oreva graduated with a first class in Economics from the University of Kent..
More photos after the cut...
Graphic Photos: Benenoise Soldier Strips Teenage Female Workers Naked & Tie Them To A Tree for Allegedly Stealing
These photos have gone viral and the story is so bizarre. Information reaching us indicate that a Republic of Benin soldier named Corporal Chabi Séni, stripped five girls naked and tied them to a tree after accusing them of stealing from their madam who owns a bar and who is his wife.
The soldier decided their punishment would be to parade them naked and have someone take photos of the girls while the bar manager is seen kneeling in the background.
“Having been found guilty on a one count of unlawful killing, you are hereby sentenced to death by hanging.” - Justice Abiodun Akinyemi said..
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Wednesday that he chose the late former President Umaru Yar’ Adua as his successor because the others who wanted the post were corrupt.
Obasanjo said one of the people who wanted to succeed him in 2007 was “stinkingly corrupt” and that the only way he (Obasanjo) could justify himself before man and God was to go for Yar’Adua, who, he said, was the only one among the contenders then who was not corrupt.
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
A juvenile great white shark found stranded on a beach in Chatham, Massachusetts, was kept alive by beachgoers on Monday until rescuers could drag it back out to sea.
"There was no way for the shark to get to where it could swim, so it just kept flapping and moving over," witness Kelly Skanell told WCVB.
Dutch engineers and designers have become known for their innovative ideas during the recent years. From the self-healing concrete to the world’s first solar bike path, their creations always offer us a unique combination of ingenuity and eco-friendliness. Now, Dutch construction company VolkerWessels plans to pave the roads with recycled plastic bottles instead of asphalt. If everything goes smoothly and thePlasticRoad project is finally implemented, the Dutch city of Rotterdam will see roads with the surface made of recycled plastic already in three years.
DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals - NNPC Earned N8.1tn In ThreeYears But Paid Only N4.3tn To Government And Pocketed The Balance
A director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said that operatives of the Department of State Services have interrogated him 11 different times since May over crude oil swap deals with traders.
“The DSS has been harassing some of us,” the Group Executive Director, Refining and Petrochemicals, NNPC, Mr. Ian Udoh, was quoted as telling Reuters.
The investigation by the DSS and anti-graft agencies involves crude oil swap deals and offshore processing agreements in which the corporation gives certain volume of crude oil to traders in exchange for refined products.
Tuesday, 14 July 2015
Photospeak; Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Rotimi Amaechi In Aso Rock This Evening Breaking Ramadan Fast With President Buhari.
“I believe in what the President believes in, I respect him and I stand firmly loyal to his cause. So you can go to any length of speculation that you might want, I have not responded to all of that because I understand the President and the President understands me clearly.
“I am backing what the President has carefully enumerated and articulated to the party. The party is supreme. The party must have disciplined leadership and followers. The party’s process must be respected because that is the confidence and the trust of the people.
Penuel Mnguni, 24, the leader of End Times Disciples Ministries church in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, allegedly declared a snake a bar of chocolate (Chomp) for the congregation to eat
Bukola Saraki released Press statement after goofing on twitter on Service chiefs appointment not subject to approval by the senate. Read his press statement on Facebook below:
One man who was 99.99% certain of being appointed national security adviser (NSA) by President Muhammadu Buhari was Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau — until two weeks ago when his stock began to fall. Dambazau, who was removed as chief of army staff and then retired as a lieutenant general in 2010 by former President Goodluck Jonathan, was one person whose appointment was thought to be a mere formality.
Oshiomhole, who disclosed this on Monday at a seminar organised by the state government for permanent secretaries, directors and deputy directors on enhancing internally generated revenue in the state, challenged the former minister to tell Nigerians how the Excess Crude Account was drawn down to $4.1bn from the peak of $10bn, when no approval was given by the National Economic Council for any withdrawals.
The naira hit another record low of 241 against the dollar at the parallel market on Monday as the Central Bank of Nigeria’s restrictions on foreign exchange sale fuelled unofficial trade in dollars, Reuters reported.
The ban on importers from accessing the Nigerian foreign exchange markets for the importation of 41 items had led to the volatility of the naira-dollar exchange rate at the black market.
Since June 23 when the new forex rule became operational, the naira has fallen by 10.5 per cent from 218 to 241 against the greenback.
Foreign exchange dealers said the artificial scarcity of the United States currency still pervaded the market.
Seven years ago, blood began pouring out of Michael Spann’s eyes, ears, mouth and nose on a daily basis.
Pastor (Mrs) Folu Adeboye is the wife of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and Mother-in-Israel. She is greatly admired for her selfless service to the body of Christ and to society.
Her concern for the spiritual and physical welfare of people, particularly the less privileged, is demonstrated in great sacrifices of time, talent and resources aimed at improving the well-being of vulnerable women and children across the world. One of her ministry projects - Africa Missions – was set up in 1996 to promote the spread of the gospel in Africa and in other continents.
The NNPC (Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation) must die!” These were the words of the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, in Abuja on Monday.
A visibly angry el-Rufai, while speaking at the 7th Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series, lambasted the national oil firm for being run like a parallel government, adding that he was hopeful that the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari would “kill” the corporation.
The governor called for the setting up of another national oil firm as he argued that the present NNPC would kill Nigeria if it was allowed to continue running.
“If you don’t kill the NNPC, it will kill Nigeria,” el-Rufai said.
Monday, 13 July 2015
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the appointments of new service chiefs and National Security Adviser for the country.
Their appointments, which was contained in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, followed Buhari’s sacking of the former occupants of the offices earlier in the day.