Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Nigeria's Bride Price app: Cause of controversy

Bride Price: the app that calculates your worth and gives you a certificate to prove your status to potential suitors
Via Independent:

Honey, so your life will be sweet. Palm oil, to lubricate life's aches. Salt, to preserve and keep you. Kola nut, I can't remember exactly, but is it not enough that it is the most symbolically Nigerian thing, across all ethnic lines? What are these? Collectively, they form part of a "bride price" – money and gifts given by a man's family to a woman's upon their marriage. At school in Nigeria, during Yoruba history class, we were told about women who attracted incredibly high bride prices, dependent on their attributes.

Diezani nominated as OPEC secretary-general

Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources
Iraqi Oil Minister, Abdelkarim al-Luaybi on Tuesday 10 June claimed that Nigeria had nominated Petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to succeed OPEC’s long-standing secretary-general Abdullah El-Badri.
Luaybi made the revelation in Vienna, home to Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) headquarters.

19-Year-Old Schoolgirl Prostitute Found HIV Positive


A South African woman who started prostituting from age 13 up to 19 for R50 (N760) has tested a HIV-positive, the Durban Regional Court heard on Monday. IOL.co.za reports that the 19-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is currently completing Grade 10 in South Africa.

Two Covenant university sisters abducted in Abuja

Two sisters, Ejura and Unekwu Opaluwah (pictured above) were kidnapped on Sunday June 8th by five armed men who stormed their home in Karmo, Abuja.

D’banj signs Tonto Dikeh to his record label, DB Records


Tonto Dikeh is officially the First Lady of D’banj’s record label, DB Records. D’banj confirmed the signing via his instagram page this afternoon, posting a lovely pic of the two them.

Nigerian lesbian sends UK Home Office explicit video in bid to avoid deportation


NIGERIAN asylum seeker Aderonke Apata has taken the unprecedented step of sending a video of herself having sex to the Home Office to prove she is homosexual in a desperate attempt to avoid being deported.

Ms Apata, 47, is the subject of an ongoing battle against deportation as in April this year, campaigners collected over 230,000 signatures for a petition to Home Secretary Theresa May in a fight to stop her being returned to Nigeria. A gay rights activist, Ms Apata fled to the UK after she was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to death in Nigeria for being a lesbian.

Everton join Arsenal in race for Eto'o

Everton join Arsenal in race for Eto'o
Everton have emerged as surprise contenders to sign Cameroon captain Samuel Eto’o.
The 33-year-old striker is a free agent after completing his one-year deal with Chelsea and Arsenal are believed to be keen on bringing him to the Emirates Stadium.

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Video: Gamer robbed at gunpoint on webcam stream

Gamer robbed at gunpoint on webcam stream

A webcam captured the terrifying moment a well-known US gamer was robbed in her own home by armed invaders who knocked down her front door.
The robbery was inadvertently live-streamed to other gamers around the world who alerted police in Tempe, Arizona, to the crime taking place.

Stevie J Arrested For Owning $1 Million In Unpaid Child Support


Via TMZ reports:

“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Stevie J just learned a hard lesson about being a baby daddy … you rack up a million-dollar child support debt and you go directly to jail.

Bomb Scare At Wuse Market Abuja

Security operatives at Wuse market

There was bomb scare in Wuse area of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital Tuesday. Residents woke up to see that all the roads that lead to popular Wuse market were barricaded by the police.
A policeman who spoke anonymously to our correspondent said that “Boko Haram planned to bomb the market today, that is why this market will remain closed until we are told to  leave. “

Sanusi’s Coronation: Protesters Occupy Emir’s Palace

•Supporters of the newly appointed emir of Kano hold a demonstration march in his support in the ancient northern Nigerian city of Kano, on June 9, 2014. Nigeria's new Muslim monarch, the Emir of Kano, was sworn in after a second day of violence fuelled by suspicions that politics, not religion, was behind the appointment. Thousands of well-wishers turned out at the Kano state government headquarters as Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was given his official letter of appointment to the influential role by governor Rabiu Kwankwaso. AFP PHOTO.
Newly crowned Emir of Kano, northwest Nigeria, Sarki Lamido Sanusi Lamido is operating from a temporary office in Government House, 24 hours after he was turbaned and issued certificate of appointment by Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso as protesters occupy the Emir’s palace.

One Dies As Police, Robbers Battle Over Vehicle

GUN BATTLE: One Dies As Police, Robbers Battle Over Vehicle
One person suspected to be a member of a robbery gang died on Saturday after a shootout with the police in Ogun State.
It was learnt that the policemen, who were attached to the anti-robbery team of the Mowe Police Division, had engaged the gang in a gun battle after the robbers allegedly snatched a Toyota Sienna Bus.

Okorocha bans proliferation of political posters in Owerri

Gov. Rochas Okorocha: wants politicians to make use of bill boards
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has banned the littering of the state capital with posters during political campaigns.
The ban was conveyed in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Sam Onwuemeodo, in Owerri on Monday.

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Boy,19, Arrested For Raping 80-Year-Old Blind Woman In Lagos

A young man in Lagos has been arrested and charged after reports that he raped an elderly woman.
19-year-old Avoseh Satingo is said to have taken advantage of the unnamed 80-year-old woman who is blind.