28 Aug 2016

Chairman of pickpockets in Oshodi and 21 others caught by RRS.... photos

The operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command, have arrested a self-acclaimed Chairman of pickpockets

Tragic! This AIT Staff, Gbenga Aruleba loses his daughter Rereoluwaa a day after her birthday... photos

AIT Staff Gbenga Aruleba today lost his last daughter, Rereoluwa. She turned 13 years old just yesterday August 27th. Gbenga and Rereoluwa became an internet sensation last year when photos of him blow drying her hair surfaced online. 
The sad father announced her passing on via his Facebook wall this evening. May her soul rest in peace Amen. A picture of Gbenga and Rereoluwa after the cut.

This poor young woman was allegedly hit and injured by her Indian employer in Lagos.. photos

Chukwuka Ignatius narrated how his younger sister Faith Nwaneri was hit and injured by an Indian man.

So sad! This widow who was raped in her home dies weeks after her attacker was jailed... photos

A traumatised pensioner who was pulled from a mobility scooter and raped in her own home has died just weeks after

Meet this Bodybuilding granny who found love from her toyboy ...photos

Janice felt the eyes of the crowd on her as she stepped on stage in nothing but a bikini. There were hundreds of people there,

Lobatan! Suicide bomber carrying ‘Isis Flag’ attacked priest with axe after explosives failed to detonate... photos

A would-be suicide bomber’s explosives failed to detonate during an attempted attack on a packed

This man confesses to killing two nuns but won't give his reasons... photos

The convicted felon who killed two nuns in Mississippi has confessed to killing the women but refuses to tell police why. 

Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, of Kosciusko, Mississippi, was charged in the deaths of Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, both 68.

The women's bodies were discovered on Thursday after they failed to show up for work at a clinic in Lexington, Mississippi.

It emerged today that Sanders, who admitted to killing them in interrogation, has a criminal record and is currently on probation.

He served six years behind bars for armed robbery in 1986 and was convicted of a felony DUI in Attala County last February.

Omg! This former banker battling kidney failure cries out for help.. photo

The fear of being snatched away from her beloved husband at any moment by the claws of death is an unpleasant and constant thought that is troubling 40-year-old Mercy Damisa, an ex-banker, as she bears the excruciating pains associated with kidney failure.

Bonded by fate at their home in Bukuru area of Jos city, Plateau State, Mercy and her husband, Paul Babayo Damisa, met at the University of Maiduguri, where they studied the same course, graduated same year, and were both orphaned early in life. 

Their blissful relationship blossomed into marriage, which took place in April 2010, at a parish of the Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel), in Maiduguri, Borno State. But that seemed to be the end of happiness and joy for the once ebullient, tall and dark complexioned Kogi State-born woman.

In the course of her national service year (NYSC) in 2007, a medical doctor’s diagnosis at the University of Ife Teaching Hospital confirmed that she had hypertension, a medical condition that claimed the lives of her mother and father. The hypertension diagnosis was followed by a series of miscarriages. Then her kidneys failed, and put her life on a delicate balance.

Today Mercy is pained, depressed and miserable but not because of the dashed dreams and hopes of becoming a top flight banker at the First Bank of Nigeria Plc, from where she was compelled to quit because of her health challenges. Neither is she as pained by the inability to bear a child after six years of marriage. Rather, Mercy is being literally crushed by the realisation of sure death, which stares her in the face each passing day if she does not undergo kidney transplant very soon.

Going back in time, Mercy gave The Sun a snapshot of how it all started and what the experience has been since her kidneys failed: “I got married in April 2010, but we don’t have a child yet because of my health condition; I was advised not to conceive after I had three miscarriages and the fourth one was evacuated after six months. My ailment started in 2011, but I didn’t know because I had series of miscarriages, and didn’t know that I had kidney disease until I got to the hospital and the doctor diagnosed the problem.

"Back then, I was a Teller in First Bank Plc, Nasarawa State, but because of the ups and downs, I had to travel often to Jos to see my husband. Moreover, the mounting stress and my health condition forced me to quit the job.

“Most times I have headache, body pain and muscle ache; sometimes I cannot walk; there are series of discomforts associated with kidney failure. But recently, I find it difficult to walk because the pain in my muscles and the backache are almost permanent; after dialysis, it will subside but before the week runs out, the crisis starts again; I will have to go back for dialysis. When my finances are exhausted, I begin to think of where to get money; at such times, I will ask myself, is this my end?”

Expectedly, Mercy is heavily burdened and frightened. Pale and fragile, she appears to worry less about the childlessness occasioned by her health challenges, as she consoles herself with the fact that her husband and his family had unconditionally offered her their shoulders to lean on. “I don’t have that fear; I believe I will get over this situation by the grace of God,” she said.

But beneath this optimism is a heart-piercing psychological pain. “Once in a while I get worried, but my husband consoles me, saying I should not disturb myself; that it is not my fault, and that we should leave everything to God. He says at the appointed time, we would have our children. There was a time I considered telling him to marry another wife to bear him children, but my husband rejected it immediately, and said that he didn’t want to hear about it.

"I am pleading with Nigerians to help me pay for the kidney transplant I must undergo to remain alive. A sustainable hospital has been contacted in India. I am tired of the situation. I pity my people because they have been struggling to get money for the weekly dialysis I am currently doing to stay alive. Anytime the money runs out, they are usually tortured psychologically. I want to stay alive; I want to get over this problem,” she pleaded tearfully.

Mercy’s husband, Paul, 42, an employee of NASCO Foods Nigeria Limited, who hails from Ososo in Edo State, evidently shares the pain of his heartthrob, with whom he had walked on a carpet of thorns for her to remain alive.

At some moments when he reminisces on their days at the University of Maiduguri, where they studied Food Science and Technology and graduated same year in 2002, through the period of their marriage and the sudden crash of their joy and hope, a river of tears flows down his cheeks. And he wallows in the fright of a bleak future and self pity.

Just like his distraught wife who lost her parents at an early age, Paul’s father passed on in 1984, and was joined in the great beyond by his mother in 2005. The thought of losing his young wife is what he does not want to imagine, even for a second.

Sadly, that is seemingly becoming a reality as he toils day and night in search of about N9 million required for his lovely wife to undergo kidney transplant in India, without which her doctors have pointedly told him she would not survive.

Hear him: “The problem started a year after our wedding in 2010; she had series of miscarriages which resulted in high blood pressure and eventually led to kidney failure. Since 2011, we have been going for dialysis continuously believing that the issue would be resolved, but unfortunately, the doctors said the only alternative left is to go for kidney transplant, which is very expensive.

“I work in a private sector organization and can’t afford N9 million for the transplant; it is quite high for me to raise. I actually went out to solicit for support, but the money was not enough for me to take her out of Nigeria. Talking about her imminent death, that is a no, no. I don’t want to imagine that. It is painful for you to see your loved one in a terrible situation and you cannot help out; when the problem envelops her, I wish I could assist, but it is something I cannot do. I wish I had the money to take care of everything but in this very situation, the money is too high and I am helpless.

“She started dialysis in April 2011, at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), where she is still running the dialysis. It was JUTH that referred us to India for the kidney transplant. It is really cumbersome; you can imagine my meagre monthly salary and a situation where you spend N20, 000 weekly on dialysis, that is when we go to JUTH, but if we go outside JUTH when they are on strike, like De-Medical, you spend N20,000 per session which amounts to N40, 000 per week; it is really unbearable for us, not to talk of getting N9 million required for the transplant. I tend to feel for her more, because she always felt that she is the cause of the whole problem. I try to encourage her always and I thank God that my family is also there for her. Most times, she assumes it is her fault that she cannot have her own kids and probably she is depriving me from experiencing fatherhood and a joyful home.

“For a fact, it is quite emotional seeing other people with their children and you don’t have one; our younger siblings have gotten their children to a point of going for family planning but we don’t have any at the moment; it is quite disturbing and we have pressure coming from here and there to go for alternative arrangements and that is really overwhelming, but the issue of getting her out of my life is unbearable for me.

"How I will get money to fly my wife to India for the kidney transplant is my present challenge, because the doctors have said outright that dialysis is not the solution to the problem; dialysis is just a preliminary remedy, not a cure; it is just for the removal of the toxic material from the body; the only solution to kidney failure is what we are battling to achieve.”

While the distressed couple pray for divine intervention, Mercy says she is determined to conquer death in this battle for her soul, and keep hope alive despite her deteriorating health condition.

- Winners Chapel should be able to provide the cash needed to take care of this woman. 
- Individuals willing to help her, kindly send your donations to Mercy through her account number: GTBank: 0026125683. Mercy Damisa.

Nollywood actress Funke Akindele confirms she's married... photos

Nollywood actress Funke Akindele has confirmed that she's married to Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz. According to some guests at the

Shocking! Photos of notorious cultists gunned down by police for killing and beheading people in Ahoada, Rivers State

Residents of Ahoada town heaved sighs of relief after five dangerous leaders of a notorious cult group allegedly formed by a political party

Shocking! See the damage constant rain in Lagos has caused...photos

Some parts of Lagos state have been flooded following a continuous rainfall that started yesterday afternoon and fell throughout the night into this morning. Some people have been rendered homeless as the rain water found its way into their homes.  More photos after the cut.


Wow! U2's Irish musician Bono arrive Maiduguri on a day official visit... photos

Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Irish musician and lead vocalist of rock band U2, Bono arrived Maiduguri today on a day official visit. He was received by Borno state Governor Hon. Kashim Shettima, Senate Majority Leader, Ali Ndume and other top government officials.
The 56-year-old singer-songwriter is widely known for his activism concerning Africa, for which he co-founded DATA, EDUN, the ONE Campaign and Product Red. More photos after the cut.


Wow! Check out the photos Nollywood actress Toyin Aimakhu shared...

The actress shared the above photo on her Instagram page, she still looks beautiful too.

Wow! Baby born with half his skull missing celebrates 2nd birthday...photo

A Boy born with half his skull missing is celebrating his second birthday today, despite his parents being told

Shocking! This teen dies after 'love bite' from girlfriend.. photo

A teen has reportedly died after getting a love bite from his girlfriend that caused him to have a stroke.

Julio Macias Gonzalez started having convulsions at a dinner table with his family in Mexico City after spending an evening with his girlfriend. Paramedics were dispatched to the scene but the 17-year-old could not be saved.

It is thought that the suction of the love bite – also known as a ‘hickey’ – caused a blood clot that travelled to Julio’s brain and caused him to have a stroke.

His 24-year-old girlfriend has now disappeared and the boy’s parents are apparently now blaming her for his death.

Wow! Footballer Joseph Yobo promises to bail out Ikoyi prisoners...

Joseph Yobo, a former Captain of the Super Eagles, says the Joseph Yobo Foundation would work to release as many inmates of Ikoyi Prisons, especially those awaiting trial.

Yobo spoke at the inauguration of Ikoyi Prisons Football Academy on Saturday in Lagos.

“I have never been to the prisons before but on getting to Ikoyi Prisons, I realised the need to give hope to someone.

“The Joseph Yobo Foundation is ready to do everything within its means to grant bail to as many as possible that are awaiting trial, especially those in the facility’s football academy. I am happy with what is going on in this facility. I have never been here before but when I got here, what I saw jolted me,’’ he said.

“I thought I will see persons looking very sad, rushing to go out but rather, I saw them very happy, cheerful and looking very hopeful.

“I must indeed commend the authorities of the Nigerian Prisons Service because from what I have seen on ground, the service is in the right track.’’

Yobo said that it was in this light that his foundation would seek to secure the bail for some of the inmates, train them and support them in the academy.

“We in our little way will want to give back to the society by giving hope to our brothers here behind the bars and give them a second chance because no one is above mistake.

“Having stayed here for a while, I am convinced that they must have undergone a great deal of reformation and rehabilitation,’’ he said.

One of footballer inmates, who did not want his name mentioned, said he was looking forward to benefitting from the foundation.

He added that with his experience so far he would not disappoint those behind the initiative.

Joseph Yobo Foundation is collaborating with Sisters Cities Vocational/Rehabilitation Centre and the Nigerian Prisons Service in the latter’s football academy project, “Football Stars Behind Bars’’.

Among the dignitaries that graced the event was a former Governor of Cross River, Donald Duke and his wife, Onari.

Meet the man who broadcasted his own death live to people before jumping to death... photos

An Italian wingsuit pilot who crashed down to his death in the Alps was broadcasting his daring jump live on Facebook,

Shocking! This son beats parent to death as police set his bail at $1m... photo

A 28-year-old New Jersey man has beaten his parents to death at home, authorities say.

A relative found Edward Coles Jr, 58, and his wife, 55-year-old Rosemarie, dead inside their house in West Deptford on Friday, according to county prosecutors.

The relative went to the home around 11.30am after trying and failing to reach the couple by phone. Their son Ryan is accused of fatally beating them using his hands and a chair.

He was inside the home when police arrived. Authorities took him to the hospital on Friday for an evaluation.

They then moved him to jail on Saturday. He lived with his parents.

The younger Coles now faces murder and weapons charges. His bail was set at $1 million. 

Autopsies determined his parents died from blunt head trauma. Authorities have not announced a motive for the killings.

Tragic! This 200 level student of ATBU stabbed to death in gang war... photo

Tragedy struck in Bauchi State on Wednesday night when a second-year student of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU),

Wow! Nollywood actress Grace Amah reveals some shocking truth...

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For over a decade, delectable and multi-talented actress, Grace Amah entertained Nigerians through Nollywood. However before one could say jack,

This fraudulent couple who use their son to defraud people has been caught ...photo

A couple in Ogun State, 46-year-old Abiola Wahab and Toyin Abiola, have given the heinous crime of child

Omg! Governor Dickson's Aide flees with his N1.84billion... photo

*Bayelsa Government House accountant’s home raided by SARS over $4.6million
Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Bayelsa on Wednesday,

U.S based Nigerian businessman caught for N7M fraud... photo

The police have arrested a United States-based Nigerian businessman Uzoukwu George for allegedly obtaining N7 Million

Lobatan! Former footballer/Coach Samson Siasia resigns as Nigeria U-23 Coach... read shocking post!

Samson Siasia has resigned as the coach of Nigeria’s U-23 football team due to what he describes as “a disrespectful system”.

Siasia, the most decorated African coach at the Rio-Olympics, having also won a silver medal in Beijing in 2008, claims to have gone unpaid for five months by the Nigeria Football Federation.

He confirmed that he had quit Nigeria football after "a turbulent and incredible campaign in Brazil."

Wahala dey o! Ex-US envoy warns Lagos, Kano against Boko Haram attacks...

A former US-Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has warned that Boko Haram terrorists will likely regroup, becoming more radical,

Lobatan! EFCC seizes these 2 shopping malls from INEC Chief...photos

Two choice shopping malls allegedly acquired by a serving Resident Electoral Commissioner with her share of a bribe dished out by the

Check out former first lady Patience Jonathan in this photos...

Former First lady, Patience Jonathan, attended the burial ceremony of a prominent Okrika, Rivers state indigene, Sub Chief Josiah Minikam, today. See more photos of her after the cut...