11 Oct 2016

Omg! This father uses himself as shield to cover daughter during building collapse...photo

A six-storey residential building collapsed in China and a father used his own body to protect his 3-year old daughter during the collapse. She was later rescued alive after 12 hours. May his soul rest in peace.

Lobatan! ‘Mad Woman' caught with 25 Sim Cards and 2 Atm Cards at Oshodi...photo

Bystanders at Oshodi yesterday had a ‘great show’ when a woman who is believed to be mentally unstable was evacuated by workers of the Nigerian Railway Corporation while trying to work on one of the train station’s bus stops. 

She was asked to leave the place so that it could be tidied up and to the surprise of many, 25 sim cards and two ATM cards were found on her. 

A functioning mobile phone was also seen with her making many ask if she is truly mad.

Photo of 4 yr old who's having surgery for 80 maggots to be removed from her ear in India

A four year old girl, from central India, Radhika Mandloi was operated on to have 80 maggots removed from her ear which she got from living in dirty condition.

According to reports, the operation was triggered after the little girl was suffering from deep severe pains and itching last week.

Although, her parent were initially adamant about her situation, but later took her to the hospital after she cried out profusely at home. The both operation which involves killing the maggots while they were in her ear, lasted for 90 minutes each, the first operation removed around 70 of the insects while the second got rid of the remaining.

This female police officer is criticized for carrying the the bag of Anambra state first lady, Ebele Obiano...photo

The photo was shared on a Facebook page and many Nigerians are criticizing the police officer for carrying the First Lady's bag. Na wa o...

Shocking! This Nigerian woman refused refugee status in Canada because of misspelling of her name in birth document...photo

This 32 year-old Nigerian woman, Gift Daniel is now facing deportation from Canada after an Ottawa court overturned a decision to grant her a refugee status because of a misspelling of her name in a government birth document from Lagos.

What was unusual with the government’s appeal is immigration officials did not challenge Daniel’s claim that she was a victim of female genital mutilation and domestic abuse, but contested her credibility on the grounds that she is not who she claims to be.
"I have never seen or heard of a positive decision overturned completely by the refugee appeal division, where the pressing concern was on the identity and not on the merits of the decision," said Daniel’s lawyer, Richard Wazana.  
"They did not question the forced marriage, abuse and violence."
Daniel, a hairstylist from Benin, arrived in Canada in February 2015 using a false Canadian passport under the name of Desiree Dobson and filed an asylum claim upon landing at Pearson International Airport. She was also in possession of a Social Insurance Number card, birth certificate and driver’s licence under the same name, according to federal government officials.
Daniel claimed she was forced to undergo female circumcision in 2012 and was sold by her father a year later to an older man who sexually, physically and psychologically abused her before she fled Nigeria with the help of a smuggler. The refugee board confirmed there was documented evidence of genital mutilation.
Upon her arrival in Canada, Daniel said she declared her real identity to officials as “Gift Daniel” and provided a birth document and driver’s licence issued by the Nigerian government as pro

However, a border enforcement official quickly noticed her birth document spelled her name as
“Gife” while her licence spelled it “Gift” — setting off questions by Canadian officials over her identity. She was detained at the Rexdale immigration holding centre for three months until her release on May 13, 2015, when she was granted refugee status.
Despite concerns over Daniel’s identity, refugee judge Shamshuddin Alidina, in granting her asylum, wrote the tribunal "believes, on a balance of probability, that the claimant has persuasively established her identity as Gift Daniel from Nigeria."
Daniel has insisted she only became aware of the typo after it was spotted by the border official, the different spellings of her name in her identity documents triggered the government’s challenge to the refugee appeal tribunal to overturn the asylum decision.
"Identity is clearly an important fact, so important, that if not established, there is no need to further analyze the evidence and the claim must fail,"  the government said in its appeal. "Absent a properly established identity, a matter of utmost importance to refugee determination, the claimant cannot be considered to be a credible witness on the material aspects of her claim for refugee protection."
In its appeal application, border enforcement officials also noted Daniel could not provide them with details on who helped her obtain the false passport she used to come to Canada and argued that her claim was “assessed on the basis of one facet of the respondent’s alleged identity: survivor of forced female genital mutilation and gendered violence. In addition to the error in her name on her birth document, they said her other ID, including two additional driver’s licences she later produced and a voter’s card, were not acceptable proof of identity.
Immigration officials argued the driver’s licences,  two expired and one current  that Daniel submitted bear different signatures and that one expired licence has a picture that does not look like her. The identity issue was further compounded by a new birth document Daniel later submitted with the correct spelling of her first name.
The refugee appeal division (RAD) rejected Daniel’s explanation that a friend forged her signature on her first driver’s licence because she forgot to sign it on her application.
"The RAD finds that the forged document was obtained improperly outside of the normal issuing process and cannot be relied upon for the truth of its content," wrote adjudicator Leonard Favreau. "Regardless, even if the respondent’s friend was able to bypass the process required to obtain a driver’s licence, it is clear that the licence cannot be relied upon for the truth of its content, and as such, cannot be relied upon as reliable evidence of the respondent’s identity."
The appeal tribunal also noted the features on one of the licences were faded with muted colours and its webbing security features were barely visible.
"Fraudulent documents from Nigeria are available in and outside of Nigeria . . . any printed document can be forged. Genuine official documents such as birth, marriage, divorce, death certificates, ID cards, driving licences and passports can be obtained," Favreau noted in his decision to rescind Daniel’s asylum. In traveling to Canada in possession of a false passport and other false identity documents, the respondent has demonstrated that she has the ability to obtain and the willingness to use fraudulent documents."
In challenging the appeal tribunal’s decision against Daniel, Wazana argued at the federal court that the assessment of his client’s identity was unreasonable and the adjudicator could not make a decision solely on identity without considering the credibility of her claims for asylum.
"The RAD was not unreasonable in rejecting (Daniel’s) evidence and explanations for the irregular manner in which she obtained the licences. Therefore, the RAD was not unreasonable in concluding that the applicant’s identity had not been established," Federal Court Justice Ann Marie McDonald said in her ruling last month.
Daniel, who has been studying at an adult learning centre toward a high school diploma, said she was disappointed with the decision and frustrated at what more she could do to prove she is Gift Daniel.
"I was so happy when my (refugee) claim was granted. I was ready to move on and start a new life," said Daniel, sobbing. "It all started with the typo. Tell me if you never make any error in life, in typing and speaking. This is a huge price for me to pay."

Source: Toronto Star

Check out Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo in these photos

The actress shared these beautiful photos and make-up shoot she did recently. 

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Credit: @ojulewastudio

Pastor gives N5m to Muslim lady whose fiance bathed with acid in Abuja...photo

Abuja based pastor, Joshua Iginla has given N5 million to 26 year old Muslim lady, Jamila Yusuf pictured above who was allegedly bathed with acid by her fiance. 

The pastor noted that although she requires N10 million for surgery, the money he gave her will go a long way to help her condition and challenged members of his church and other Nigerians to donate towards helping the victim pay for her surgery. 

He pledged to complete the money by next week with another N5 million if the balance was not raised by then.

Presenting the money to Jamila during a recent church service, the pastor who has never seen the victim before said
“I am not doing this for her because she is a member of my Church; I don’t know her from anywhere; she’s even a Muslim by religion! We are only doing this to preach love and not to convert her to Christianity, after her surgery in India, if she decides to remain a Muslim so be it” he said.
He promised to sponsor the trip, alongside two other persons that will accompany to India with feeding and hotel bills as required.
“This is an opportunity to show love to your neighbour because she’s not a Christian; your neighbour must not necessarily come from your religion or ethnic group"he said

Shocking! A Romanian engineer kidnapped by gun men in Delta (photo)

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A Romanian engineer, by the name, Mr. Christian Nedelcu, 52, was abducted yesterday, October 10th by gunmen who swooped on him and his team in Delta State. It was gathered that the expatriate, was abducted when armed men attacked his team at Railway Village in Owa Oyibo, Agbor, Delta State leading to an exchange of gunfire between security personnel escorting the Romanian and his team, after which the engineer was abducted.

Romanian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. George, has called on the Federal Government, Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and other security agencies to do everything to rescue the engineer.

Tragic! Policeman allegedly kills Okada rider over N50 bribe in Benue State...photo

A motorcyclist, popularly known as Okada rider was allegedly shot and killed by a policeman along Aliade-Awajir Road, Benue State. The trigger-happy cop was arguing with another Okada rider over alleged N50 bribe when the deceased identified as Friday, arrived the scene to settle the matter.

The officer reportedly got angry, pulled out his gun and shot Friday point blank on the forehead. He died instantly.

The incident led to outbreak of violence in the area, with youths of the community threatening to burn down the police station where the officer is attached. Spokesperson of Benue State Police Command said they have yet to receive any report concerning the incident.

Source: Idoma Voices

Iranian child bride set for execution for killing her abusive husband...photo

An Iranian child bride, identified as Zeinab Sokian could be hanged in couple of weeks after she was sentenced to death for allegedly murdering her abusive husband. Zeinab, who was only 15 when she got married, was sentenced to death for the 2012 murder of her husband, when she was just 17.

While in jail, she married another prisoner and fell pregnant, and as Iranian law prevents pregnant women from being executed, her death sentence was delayed. However, she gave birth to a stillborn child on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Euromieh central prison, meaning she could possibly be put to death within weeks.

Check out Nigerian singer Korede Bello and Gen. Abacha's daughter, Gumsu...photo

Korede Bello, shared these photos of himself hanging out with Gumsu Abacha Fadil, daughter of former Military Head of State, Sani Abacha, and captioned it: '#MummyBellover'

Bag of rice to depreciate in price this November

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The FG has revealed that the price of rice would start to fall from November this year as they plan to boycott importation of rice.

Speaking at a meeting with members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture & Rural Development on Monday, Oct. 10, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, said:
‘We will not encourage rice importation and there is no way our ministry or government can be involved in importing rice when we are working hard to be self-sufficient in local production. By November when the full-scale harvest starts, rice prices will fall.’ Meanwhile, early last month, the government had warned that the price of rice might hit N40,000 a bag. It is currently being sold around N20,000

Wow! 13 presidential candidates disqualified by Ghana's Electoral Commission

Ahead of the December 7 presidential elections, Ghana's Electoral Commission has disqualified 13 candidates from the race. This announcement was made by the EC Chairperson, Charlotte Osei who said the disqualified candidates failed to meet the necessary requirements. The disqualification leaves only four candidates in the race for Flagstaff House.

These are:  Nana Addo–Dankwa, Akufo-Addo, John Dramani Mahama, Ivor Kobina Greenstreet and Jacob Osei Yeboah. The disqualified candidates have challenged the legality of the EC's action.

UK appeals to Nigeria to abolish Death Penalty...

The United Kingdom on Monday appealed to Nigeria to abolish the death penalty, saying that capital punishment cheapened human life.

The UK made the appeal in a statement issued by the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, on the 2016 World Day against the Death Penalty.

Mr. Arkwright said the British Government believed the death penalty had no place in the modern world and its use undermined human dignity.

According to him, there is no conclusive evidence of its deterrent value, adding that any miscarriage of justice leading to its imposition is irreversible and irreparable.

He explained that the past two decades had seen a significant rise in the number of countries that had abolished capital punishment.

“I am concerned therefore that Nigeria, a model for democracy in Africa, still retains the death penalty in its laws.

“In 2013 Nigeria carried out four executions, the first since 2006.

“At the time of the execution, all four individuals still had appeals to halt their executions, a violation of international law and I believe Nigerian law too.”

He said while no death sentence had been implemented since 2013, Nigeria had more than 1,000 prisoners on death row, the highest number of death sentences in Africa.

Islamic State confirms death of Head of its Media Arm

Islamic State on Monday confirmed the death of its propaganda chief, whom the Pentagon said was killed in a U.S.-led air strike in Syria's Raqqa province last month.

A statement posted online by the militant group paid tribute to Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, also known as Abu Mohammed al-Furqan. The statement just referred to him by his alias. It did not say when, where or how he had died.

The Pentagon said last month that a U.S.-led coalition air strike on Sept. 7 had killed al-Fayad.
It said he was minister of information, overseeing Islamic State's propaganda, and a prominent member of its Senior Shura Council, or leadership group.

IS's statement referred to al-Fayad as head of its media arm.

Update! The four judges arrested have been released by the SSS...

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The State Security Service SSS has released all the judges arrested and detained in Abuja and six other states over the weekend. According to Premium Times, all the seven judges were released on self-recognition. A source at SSS said
“They were all released on bail yesterday(Sunday) on self recognition. They reported this morning (Monday) and they have all gone back home. They will be coming back tomorrow. And everything went very procedurally well and civil.
They were released on bail on self recognition based on the fact that given their standing in the society, they cannot run away. They were instructed that they should come back today by 10am. They did report for investigation this morning and they have gone back home. And the investigation continues and preparation to charge them to court continued. Also, action was sequel to lack of cooperation by National Judicial Council. Such as refusal by the NJC to allow the affected persons to be questioned by the DSS. Investigation started some seven months ago, precisely in April 2016”‎he said
The judges were arrested over their alleged involvement in corrupt practices.

This man was caught buying two bags of rice with fake Naira notes in Lagos..photo

The man ‎was disgraced on Monday after he bought two bags of rice with fake Naira notes at Abaranje, Ikotun, Lagos. 

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About 154 Nigerians deported from Libya...photo

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Nigerian Immigration Service on Monday, October 10, revealed that 154 Nigerians were deported from Libya by the countries authority. 

According to reports, the return of the deportees was processed by the assistance of the International Office for Migration (IOM), which has been instrumental for the voluntary return of many Nigerians trapped in Libya crises.

The deportees comprising of 96 females and 58 males - among which are nine pregnant women, three minors and three others with serious medical issues - the deportees were received at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport by officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Nigeria Police, Air Force Command and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Shocking! Photo of Ex Military officer arrested for robbery in Ogun state...

Ogun state police command have arrested a member of the Nigerian Legion, an association for ex-soldiers, Benjamin Okon, for robbery. 

The suspect was arrested after he snatched a bajaj motorcycle from one Ibrahim Ginji at Shagamu and sold it for N70,000.

Confirming his arrest, the Ogun state Police command Public Relations officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Benjamin would be charged to court soon. 

Photo credit: Titilayo Bashua