Thursday, 12 October 2017

“Coming Out As A Lesbian Is The Best Decision I Ever Made” – Says Calabar Lesbian, Pamela Adie

A known lesbian who decided to leave her marriage to a man and come out the closet says she loves who she is. A lesbian and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender [LGBT] rights activist based in Calabar, Cross River State, Pamela Adie, says she is happy with her life after she decided to come out of the closet and disclose her sexual orientation.

5 Nigerians hospitalised after attack by South African police

The Nigeria Union, South Africa (NUSA) says it has protested alleged beating of five Nigerians, a day after the killing of Mr Olamilekan Badmus, 25-year-old native of Ogun, by Police in South Africa.

Its President, Mr Adetola Olubajo, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Johannesburg, South Africa.

Kate Beckinsale says Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her at 17

The list of  Harvey Weinstein's victim's just keeps getting longer as British actress? Kate Beckinsale, revealed in an Instagram post on Thursday that the movie mogul came onto her when she was just 17-year-old .

Beckinsale says Weinstein tried to assault her during a hotel room meeting early on in her career. 
Read her post below'

Two experimental Ebola vaccines show year-long promise

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Two experimental vaccines against the Ebola virus have shown promise in protecting against the haemorrhagic fever for at least a year, according to the results of a major clinical trial published on Wednesday.
The report in the New England Journal of Medicine is the first full account of a large-scale effort to test what could be the first vaccine against Ebola.

Woman uses Facebook to annul her underage marriage

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A young Indian woman has proved in court she was illegally married off as a minor after submitting evidence from her husband’s Facebook page, a child rights activist said Thursday.

Sushila Bishnoi, 19, appealed to a court in Rajasthan state to dissolve her underage marriage, an illegal but rife tradition in many parts of rural India.

New York police reopens 2004 Weinstein assault case

New York police said Thursday they have reopened a investigation into allegations of a 2004 sexual assault by disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Man Stabs Younger Brother for Supporting Sister's Decision Not to Greet His Wife (Photos)

A Nigerian man identified as Franklin has reportedly been stabbed by his elder brother at their resident, along Okpu umuobo road, Aba, Abia State, for allegedly supporting their sister’s decision not to greet his (the elder brother’s) wife. 

Pope visits Myanmar as anti-Rohingya hatred boils

Pope Francis will push for peace during his visit to Myanmar, a church official said Thursday, a trip that plunges the pontiff into the centre of a simmering religious conflict which has sparked an exodus of Muslim Rohingya.

Myanmar’s western Rakhine state has been torn apart by communal violence, sending more than 520,000 Rohingya racing over to neighbouring Bangladesh since late August.

Sex with a minor even in marriage is rape - Court rules


Sexual relation with a minor amounts to rape even if the couple are married, India’s top court ruled, on Wednesday, closing a legal loophole that had allowed some perpetrators to escape punishment.

The age of consent and thus the legal age for girls to marry in India is 18, but millions of children are made to do so when they are much younger, particularly in poor rural areas.

Yvonne Nelson denies being married


Ghanaian filmmaker, Yvonne Nelson has denied media reports that she is married. She stated clearly that although her siblings are married, she is not married yet.

Photo: Kidnappers Of Lebanese Nabbed In Ibadan

Police have arrested a gang of kidnappers of a Lebanese businessman in Podo area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The kidnappers, Joseph Udoma, 35, Mathew Egbulu, 23, Samuel Agu, 32, and Monday Omugbe, with the help of an accomplice stormed the block making firm of the Lebanese, Elias Bashour.

EX-USA Ambassador Denies Working For Buhari, Expresses Worry Over NNPC Scandal

A former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, on Tuesday replied Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan who accused him of being a political lackey for President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr. Campbell said Mr. Omokri mistook his appreciation of Mr. Buhari’s anti-corruption efforts for consultancy services.

PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi faces criminal probe over World Cup media rights

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A Swiss court has opened a corruption probe against Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the Qatari businessman and chief executive of Paris Saint-Germain, and former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke.

Al-Khelaifi is a key member of the organising committee for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar and was described by French newspaper L’Equipe as “the most powerful man in French football”.

United States withdraws from UNESCO

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The US has announced it will withdraw from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization, accusing the body of “anti-Israel bias”.

Heather Nauert, US state department spokesperson, said on Thursday the US would establish an “observer mission” to replace its representation at the Paris-based agency.

I’ll sing both national anthems if Nigeria plays Germany at World Cup - Rohr

Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr has said he will sing the national anthems of Nigeria and Germany should both be placed in the same group at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Rohr, who is Franco-German, however said his heart will be with the Super Eagles at the mundial.

‘Use Traditional Method To Fight Crime In Edo’ – Oba Of Benin Urges Chief Priests

“Oba of Benin Omo N’Oba Ewuare II, has tasked traditional rulers, priests, Enigie (dukes) and stakeholders in the state to use traditional means to check the wave of crime that is currently ravaging the state.
He advised them as leaders to develop a clear blueprint that will offer a lasting solution to address the rise in crime and social vices in the state. The Benin monarch gave the advice at his palace during a meeting with Enigie, chiefs and other stakeholders yesterday in Benin City.

“Blood Of Jesus” Drink Being Sold For N2,000 In Akwa Ibom

A shocked social media user identified as Victoria has revealed a “controversial” drink which is now being sold in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. According to her, the red drink which is called ‘The Blood of Jesus’ and sponsored by a popular church in the area – is being sold for N2,000.

VP Yemi Osinbajo admits approving N640 billion oil contracts for NNPC

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has taken responsibility for granting authorisation to the NNPC for two oil contracts worth N640 billion.

A statement by presidential spokesperson, Laolu Akande, said Mr. Osinbajo approved the contracts in his capacity as acting president in July.

Venezuela Coach Says Women Were Sent To Distract Players Ahead Of World Cup Qualifier

Venezuela boss Rafael Dudamel has claimed “several women” were sent to distract his players ahead of Wednesday’s crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier against Paraguay. The South American qualifiers came to a dramatic end with Argentina managing to progress and Chile missing out.

Newlywed couple go missing on their honeymoon

A newlywed couple from Texas has been missing for more than two weeks after taking off on their private plane for their honeymoon.

Forrest and Donna Sanco were last seen in the Bahamas, Fox affiliate KDFW , traveling in a 51-year-old Cessna 150.

Kenya bans protests in main city centres

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Kenya’s government on Thursday banned protests in the centres of three major cities, including the capital Nairobi, citing lawlessness following opposition demonstrations against the country’s electoral commission.

“Due to the clear, present and imminent danger of breach of peace, the government notifies the public that, for the time being, we will not allow demonstrations within the central business districts of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu,” said Security Minister Fred Matiangi.

Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger admits Sanchez, Ozil could be sold in January

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Arsene Wenger has admitted Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil could be sold in January.

The Arsenal pair, whose deals at the Emirates expire in the summer, are both yet to sign new contracts with the club and as a result could leave for nothing at the end of the season.

And Wenger admits with talks remaining at an impasse there is a chance both could be sold in the winter transfer window.

Bitcoin smashes through $5,000 barrier for first time

Bitcoin smashed through the $5,000 barrier for the first time ever on Thursday, jumping as much as 7 percent to chalk up its biggest daily rise in over two weeks.

Nurse arrested after buying a 5-year-old boy for N15,000 for another barren couple

Barren Couple, Nurse Arrested After Buying 5-Year-Old Child In Kano

The Kano state police command have arrested a nurse, barren couple for buying a five-year-old boy at the rate of N15,000 in Kano.

The State’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Majiya, who paraded the suspects in Kano on Wednesday, said that the suspects were apprehended on October 10, following a tip-off by one Hajiya Fatima who connived with the police in a plot to arrest the suspects.

Mother jumps school fence to pick up her kid over Monkeypox Rumors (Photos)

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Check out these viral photos of a scared mom, who jumped a school’s fence to pick up her child due to the monkey pox rumors.

Yesterday news broke that the military was trying to infect school children in the eastern part of Nigeria with the dreaded Monkeypox epidemic ravaging the Country.

I’m Not Afraid Of Losing My Position - Sagay Tells APC

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), has told the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that he is not afraid of losing his job as the chairman of the advisory body.

Woman Inserts Pepper Into 6-Year Old Girl's Private

An Oredo Magistrate Court has remanded one Amadin Eurice to prison custody for allegedly inserting pepper into the private part of a minor, a six-year-old simply identified as Patience.

DJ Cuppy confirms breakup with Victor Anichebe

Florence Otedola, popularly known as DJ Cuppy has confirmed that her and footballer Victor Anichebe have ended their relationship.

DJ Cuppy made this known in an interview on The Beat 99.9FM with Osi Suave.

Harvey Weinstein gives the f**k you sign as he's spotted after daughter reported him as sucidal

A defiant Harvey Weinstein was pictured giving a huge 'f*** you' to the world on Wednesday, hours before he headed to sex rehab in Arizona.

The embattled movie mogul looked bedraggled as he entered the offices of his lawyer Patty Glasser's flanked by stern-faced and suited male members of his entourage.

ISIS' 'white widow' Sally Jones ,12 year old son killed in airstrike

The British member of Islamic State Sally Jones is believed to have been killed, along with her 12-year-old son Jojo, in a US airstrike.

Jones, dubbed “the white widow” was a regular propagandist on social media. She had more than 20 handles on Twitter but there has been no activity from her in recent months. 

Remi Tinubu reveals why many married women are drug addicts

Senator representing Lagos Central, Remi Tinubu, has said more women are turning to drugs because their husbands maltreat them.

Speaking during a debate on a motion to check the rising menace of drug abuse among youths, especially in northern Nigeria on the floor of the senate,wife of the All Progressives Congress, APC, National leader, Bola Tinubu said

Cara Delevingne claims that Harvey Weinstein tried to force himself on her

Cara Delevingne is the latest star to come forward and bravely detail how she was almost sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein.

In a lengthy statement posted on Instagram, the British model-turned-actress said:

Robert Pattinson and FKA twigs' split

Robert Pattinson and FKA twigs have reportedly split.

The couple began dating in in September 2014 and are said to have got engaged just seven months later

Ozubulu Students Recount What Happened In Their Schools Yesterday As Photos Of Soldiers Conducting Free Medical Outreach Emerges (Video)

Earlier yesterday, there were reports that soldiers were forcefully injecting school children with the Monkey Pox Virus in Anambra state.

In a recent video shared online, student recounted what happened and how they had to run home from school.

Angelina Jolie Claims Weinstein Put the Moves on Her In 1998

Angelina Jolie has claimed she was also sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein, TMZ reports according to sources.

Their sources say Jolie claims in 1998, when she was doing a junket for Weinstein’s movie, “Playing by Heart,” she was in a hotel room and he made “an unwanted advance” toward her. She says she was taken aback and declined the advance and he backed off.

Ini Edo looks stunning in her traditional attire (photos)

Check out this stunning photo of actress Ini Edo she shared online wearing the traditional attire of Akwa Ibom State.

3 Soldiers, 8 Others Arrested For Alleged Theft

The police in Lagos have arrested 11 suspects, including three soldiers and one dismissed Airforce man, for allegedly stealing solar panels worth N100 million belonging to the state government.

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Imohimi Edgal, told journalists on Wednesday that the suspects had been on the command’s wanted list before they were finally arrested in Epe area.

“The Cathedrals We Build Are With Money From Corruption, Not Tithes And Offerings” – Pastor Yomi Kasali

Reverend Yomi Kasali, founder/overseer of Foundation of Truth Ministry, Lagos while preaching in church recently said the cathedrals being built by most churches today is with corruption loot and not with tithe and offerings.

Why People Called Me Prostitute – Nollywood Actress, Omotola

Omosexy, as the thespian is fondly called, said reality dawned on her at the age of 15 following the demise of her father.

The veteran actress shared her story on her Instagram page in order to commemorate the International Day of the Girl Child.

EFCC nabs four National Theatre directors

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday arrested four directors of The National Theatre in Lagos for alleged embezzlement of government funds.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the four directors, including a woman, were picked up at their Iganmu office for allegedly diverting “huge sums” of revenue and statutory allocation into private use.

Five Secondary School Students Drown During Excursion On River Kaduna

Five students from a private secondary school on an excursion in Kaduna have drowned in River Kaduna on Wednesday morning. The five students with four males and one female drowned at around 11am in the course of an excursion in the area, a government source told Saharareporters.

One Killed, Many Injured As Police And Okada Riders Clash In Ibadan

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A man was feared killed when police and commercial motorcyclists clashed in the Yemetu area of Ibadan , Oyo State, on Tuesday. It was learnt that the victim, who was said to be a commercial motorcyclist, was shot by a policeman after he refused to part with money demanded from him by the cop.
It was reported that after the commercial motorcyclist was shot, his colleagues decided to avenge his death.

Man Spends Five Years Living In The Woods Due To Wife’s “Excessive Nagging”

A gardener who got fed-up with his wife left and spent five years living rough in woods. Malcolm Applegate claims he could no longer get on with her after she became unhappy that his hours at work had increased. So the 62-year-old secretly fled and camped out near the community centre where he tended gardens for the elderly.

Judge refuses to hear Evans’ N300m suit against police

JUSTICE Abdulazeez Anka of the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday refused to hear a fundamental rights suit filed by suspected kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike  (alias Evans), seeking N300 million damages for illegal detention.

Instead, he returned the case file to the Acting Chief Judge Justice Adamu Kafarati for further directive.

PSG eyes Kante, ready to offer triple of what Chelsea paid Leicester

French giants, Paris Saint-Germain want to bring Chelsea’s central midfielder, N’Golo Kante into the club’s agenda ahead of summer transfer window.

PSG are willing to double or even triple what the Premier league giant is paying the 26-year-old.

How The OONI Of IFE & I Grew Up Yrs Ago In IBADAN – Oluwo Of Iwo, Oba AKANBI, Goes Back Memory Lane

Many people don’t know that the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi grew up in Ibadan together, in those good old days when men were boys.
The two families were close, as they lived side by side.  In this interview with City People Publisher, Seye Kehinde, he reveals a lot about his past.

How 73-year-old emerged best farmer in Ekiti

A 73-year-old farmer, Alhaji Olayinka Adeyemi, has emerged the Overall Best Farmer of the year in Ekiti State, winning N1 million prize.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Alhaji Olayinka has been in the farming business since 1965.