Saturday, 21 October 2017

It's now illegal to spank your child in South Africa

Sonke Gender Justice has welcomed a court ruling that makes it illegal to spank your own child in South Africa. 

The South Gauteng High Court on Thursday ruled that the common law defence of reasonable chastisement is not in line with the Constitution and no longer applies in our law.
The judgment arises from an appeal by a father who had been found guilty of assault because he beat his 13-year-old son in a manner that exceeded the bounds of reasonable chastisement.

Babangida, Kalu In Secret Meeting Over Buhari’s Second Term Bid

As preparations for the 2019 general election gathers momentum, former Military President, retired General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, and eminent businessman and former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, met secretly recently, The Eagle Online has learnt.

The meeting, which was held at the Hilltop Mansion of Babangida, sources told The Eagle Online, focused solely on the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Inside sources said the meeting lasted for about one hour.

My Father-In-Law Shares Bed With Me, My Husband – Wife

A 22-year-old housewife, Rashidat Adewuyi, told an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court in Ibadan, Oyo State on Friday that her father-in-law sleeps on the same bed with her and her husband whenever he visited them.

Rashidat made the statement on Friday when she testified in a divorce petition filed by her husband, Lukman Adewuyi.

Buhari’s Govt Restores Pension Boss Sacked By Jonathan Over ‘N200 Billion Fraud’

The former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Force Team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, that was sacked under the Goodluck Jonathan regime has been reinstated by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

“Heaven or hell doesn’t exist”- Nigerian lady rants online

A Nigerian lady Onyeka Ndukire who made news a few weeks ago following her post about she has never used eyebrow in her entire life has again made news.

She took to social media to share her thoughts about heaven and hell, saying none exists and people should just do good for the sake of it and for being the right thing.

It’s A Sin To Pay Tithe – Pastor Chris Ojigbani

Pastor Chris Ojigbani, the founder and Senior Pastor of Covenant Singles and Married Ministries says the paying of tithes in Churches is wrong and not biblical.
Read his full sermon:

Visiting my daughter in Aso Villa is like going to jail –Soyode, father of Vice-President’s wife

The father of the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, Elder Olutayo Soyode, says in spite of his daughter’s position and the exalted office of her husband, he dreads going to Aso Rock for a visit. He said going to the villa was like going to jail, given the way his movement would be monitored and he would need to sign various forms before he could go out, for security reasons.

I’ve lost so much money due to piracy of my films, says AY

Ayo Makun, comedian/actor, says he has recorded losses as a result of the effect of piracy on his movies.

The independent filmmaker said this while speaking on CNN’s Marketplace Africa, a show hosted by Zain Asher.

Bola Tinubu’s Radio Continental Changes Name To Max Fm (Photos)

Lagos popular radio station, Radio Continental owned by Bola Tinubu has been renamed to Max Fm.

According to our source, the change will also reflect in the station’s content as it will henceforth become primarily, a music station.

Toyin Abraham’s ex, Adeniyi Johnson and Seyi Edun are having a baby

It is good news in the camp of actors Adeniyi Johnson former husband of Toyin Abraham and his new baby as the two are obviously expecting a baby.

This news is coming just weeks after the revelation that Adeniyi Johnson is still legally hooked to his ex wife Toyin.

Excessive exercise bad for your heart, study warns

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois, Chicago, says engaging in too much exercise is unhealthy for the heart.

This warning readily brings to mind the popular saying that ‘too much of anything is bad’.

Egypt Sends Ambassador To Visit Governor Rochas Okorocha In Imo

His Excellency, Governor Rochas Okorocha received the Ambassador of Egypt Assem Elseify at the Imo State Governors Lodge in Abuja. Ambassador Elseify stated that the aim of the visit is in regards to consolidating the symbiotic relationship between Imo State and Egypt.

Lai Mohammed, Olisa Metuh Head For Proper Court

The N500 million libel suit filed by Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, against Olisa Metuh, a former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, spokesperson, is set to proceed to trial at the Ikeja High Court.

This followed the inability of the parties to reach an amicable settlement at the mediation court.

Nigeria Ranks 3rd In Highest Infant Mortality Rate In The World – WHO

Nearly ten per cent of new-born deaths in the world last year occurred in Nigeria, a new report by the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, has revealed.

According to the report, five countries accounted for half of all new-born deaths last year, with Nigeria third in the list.

It’s madness fighting Okorocha over Zuma’s statue – Imo speaker

The speaker of Imo state House of Assembly, Acho Ihim, on Thursday said that it was simply madness for anybody to call for Governor Rochas Okorocha’s head for erecting the statue of the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma in Owerri, the state capital.

Ihim, who briefed newsmen in his official residence in Owerri on the programmes lined up for the forthcoming Commonwealth Parliamentary Association scheduled to hold in Owerri, said that the member states were gathering to find solutions to the problems of poverty and underdevelopment which were bedeviling the African continent.

Family of man who jumped into Lagos Lagoon speaks

A family member of the man that jumped into a lagoon in Lekki Lagos has reacted to the incident.

The source told The Nation that the man left his Ondo State residence three days ago to attend a church programme at the Redemption Camp.

Robert Mugabe to be named ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ despite human right’s abuses

Robert Mugabe to be named 'Goodwill Ambassador' despite human right's abuses

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is being named as a ‘goodwill ambassador’ by the World Health Organisation and people are pretty surprised – given the fact he has long faced United States sanctions over his government’s human rights abuses.

Recovered Halima Abubakar Posts FIRST Photo Since Leaving Sick Bed

Toyin Kolade Remembers Late Mum

Top socialite,  Toyin Kolade, on October  16, organised a befitting  memorial service for her late mum, Madam Adejuyigbe,  who passed on exactly a year ago at the age of 92.
As they say ’sweet is the memory of the righteous. ‘

The late nonagenarian is described as a righteous and prayerful woman who dedicated her life to the worship of the Almighty God till she breathed her last.

Curvy Ghanaian Actress, Joselyn Dumas Looks Stunning In New Photos

Top Ghanaian actress/TV presenter, Joselyn Dumas has just released stunning new photos of herself looking amazing in different shades of pink!

See more photos below

Nigeria generates N246.30 billion VAT between April, June 2017 – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, says that N246.30 billion was generated as Value Added Tax, VAT, in the second quarter of the year.

The bureau gave the figure in its `Sectoral Distribution of Value Added Tax’’ for the Second Quarter released on Friday in Abuja.

Nigerians Trust Buhari – President’s Aide Replies Goodluck Jonathan

Mr. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Friday said Nigerians did not protest when the present administration increased the pump price of petrol to N145 per litre because of the trust they have in President Muhammadu Buhari.

Adesina stated this on his Twitter handle, @femadesina, in apparent response to a statement credited to former President Goodluck Jonathan that those who criticised him for leaving the pump price of fuel at N87 are not speaking out now that his successor had jerked up the price to N143.

Omawumi pictured at a recent event with former president, Olusegun Obasanjo

Singer, Omawumi shared this photo of herself and former president, Olusegun Obasanjo at a recent event. Full photo below..

Dasuki Explodes, Says ‘Nobody Should Beg Buhari over My Trial’

Former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has sent out words to his family members, relatives, associates and prominent Nigerians who are his friends not to beg President Muhammadu Buhari over his ongoing trial.

​This​ revelation was made ​to a correspondent​ by a source close to Dasuki.

Pretty Single mom advertises herself for a husband on social media

Meet this very pretty single mom @dolifacexeb who in a bid to locate her future husband took to social media to advertise herself.

The hot single mom who is a model and nurse has taken to Twitter to ask for Retweets so her future husband can see her.

England goalkeeper Joe Hart robbed of phone and wallet by moped gang

England goalkeeper Joe Hart robbed of phone and wallet by moped gang

England goalkeeper Joe Hart has been robbed of his phone and wallet by a gang of thieves on mopeds while he filled up his car at a petrol station. 

The 30-year-old footballer was on the way home from West Ham’s training ground when three thieves struck while he filled up his car at a petrol station near Romford, Essex.

General Overseer Of MFM Daniel Olukoya Falsely Claims Residence Of US State Of Maryland, Court Documents

Daniel Olukoya, the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) falsely affirmed himself to be a legal resident of the State of Maryland in the United States for business purposes, official court documents show. 

Olukoya made the false claim in the Articles of Incorporation of the church in Baltimore in 2002.  In the Articles of Incorporation filed with the State of Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation, Olukoya claimed to be a Resident Agent for Service for MFM Baltimore, and personally signed the Articles in that capacity. (See certified copy of the Articles of Incorporation in story).

MBGN 2017 winner Ugochi Ihezue departs Nigeria for Miss World pageant in China (Photos)

Ugochi Ihezue has left  Nigeria for the 67th Edition of the Miss World pageant.

The Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2017 is to attend the event that will be held on November 18th, at the Sanya City Arena in Santa, China.

Nigerian man uses his last money to save the life of an uncle who told him ‘A man doesn’t give his fellow man money’ during his father burial

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A corps member who doubles as a Twitter user, Ikenna Ewuru has taken to the platform to reveal how he used his last money to save his uncle who told him ‘A man doesn’t give his fellow man money’ when he asked him for some money to help bury his father.

In a thread, Ikenna wrote;

James Packer Still Has Something Good To Say About Mariah Carey

The swirly romance that Mariah Carey had with her former billionaire James Packer came to an abrupt end. The couple was engaged but things quickly fell apart with many wondering what the hell happened.

Man slices throat of his ex-wife and her lover

A 56-year-old local German Politician and her lover, were confirmed dead after their throats were slashed in a jealous rage by her estranged husband, prosecutors alleged.

The woman was identified as Cornelia Jehle by officials of her party, the pro-business Free Democrats.