10 Nov 2016

Obama and Donald Trump meet for first time at the White House ...photo

President Obama and president-elect Donald Trump met today at the White House and what an awkward scene it was. They spent 90minutes together, a meeting Donald Trump said he thought would last 10-15 minutes. 

It was the very first time both men will meet each other, as Obama showed Trump, his wife Melania, Vice president elect Mike Pence, Mrs Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan round the White House.

Both of them said good things about each other during the meeting with Obama saying he was "encouraged" by Mr Trump's willingness to work with his team, telling him:
"We want to do everything we can to help you succeed because if you succeed the country succeeds" while Trump called Obama a 'good man'
The more cordial and friendly tone adopted by the two men towards each other was in sharp contrast to the bitter spats that characterized the election campaign. 

Nigeria’s population now 182 million-with more than half its people under 30 years of age - NPC

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The Director-General of National Population Commission, (NPC) Ghaji Bello, has said that Nigeria’s population is currently 182 million as against 140 million recorded in the last census a decade ago.

Bello, who disclosed this recently in Abuja, said the latest estimate was based on the population of 140 million recorded in the last census a decade ago, using an annual growth rate of 3.5 percent weighed against other variables such as rising life expectancy and a declining infant mortality rate.

According to Vanguard, Bello said that this puts a severe strain on a nation, which is currently experiencing a slow growth economy and declining revenue to provide enough schools and health facilities.

 The Director, who noted that Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, was witnessing a growing youth bulge, with more than half its people under 30 years of age, explained that those under 14 years of age, are accounting for more than 40 percent of its citizens. According to him, this is happening at a time the International Monetary Fund, IMF, has predicted that the nation’s gross domestic product will shrink 1.7 percent this year;
“The implication is that these youths are assets, they are the future of our country, but they are also liabilities. We need to know how to plan for their transition from youths to the next category. ‘’It has implications for education, health and security, particularly in our environment where you have a lot of unemployment,’’ he said.
He noted that plans to hold a census this year were delayed by 2015 elections and a plunge in revenue due to low prices for crude, the country’s main export, and slashed output caused by militant attacks in the Niger Delta.
“We’re hopeful the government will soon make a statement for the next exercise,” he said.

Omg! See how a jealous student cuts girlfriend's throat at Adamawa state polytechnic...graphic photos

A student of the department of leisure and tourism of the Adamawa state polytechnic, Yola has been accused of slitting his girlfriend's throat out of jealousy. The girlfriend, Ishaya, a diploma 2 student of same department, is presently at the specialist hospital Yola.

According to Facebook user, Mustapha Atiku Ribadu who shared the story, the boyfriend simply identified as "presido" is an extra year student of the polytechnic. He wrote:

On the faithful day "presido" saw his girlfriend Ishaya alighting from somebody's car, where he suspected that the car owner snatched his girlfriend. On seeing the girlfriend coming out of someone's car, he ambushed her very close to the female hostel of the polytechnic popularly known as "gollans" ,after beating her, he used a knife on her throat in an attempt to butcher her. Some students who heard her wailing came to her rescue, though she survived it but she is in a critical condition.
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Omg! Watch video of large snake drop on terrified diners from restaurant roof ...photo

Just imagine having a tasty meal and an unexpected guest literally drops in on you. That was the experience of diners in a restaurant of uncertain location. They were having their meals when a large snake which appears to be a python dropped from the roof sending them scampering away in different directions.

In footage shared online, diners can be heard chattering nervously in the background as a team of wildlife experts entered the building.

They then set about using a metal hook to secure the snake and enabling them to get a grip on its head. It is not clear where the footage was filmed.

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Blind woman known for her 'powerful' predictions warned that Obama will be the 'last US president

A blind woman, Baba Vanga, predicted the rise of Islamic State, (ISIS) had also forecasted that Barack Obama would be the 'last US president'.

Vanga, who died in 1996 aged 85 was known as the 'Nostradamus from the Balkans' as she predicted correctly that the 44th US president would be African-American. It's unclear what the Bulgarian-born Prophet who had an alleged prediction success rate of 85%, meant when she said Obama would also be the last president.

However, Obama technically remains president until Donald Trump is sworn in on January 20, 2017, but it should be noted that late Vanga, prophesied that the 44th US president would be black, and he would be 'the last one'. 

Vanga also said that the 44th president, at the time of his stepping into the office, there would be a spectacular economic crisis. 'Everyone will put their hopes in him to end it, but the opposite will happen; he will bring the country down and conflicts between north and south states will escalate.'

Meanwhile, Vanga also spoke of a Messianic personality to be recognised as the 'peacemaker' who in her words; 'will sign the lasting peace,' but she didn't leave much clue of who the supposedly peacemaker she speaks of, would be, before she died.

Vanga is said to have made hundreds of predictions in her lifetime, including that there would be a 'great Muslim war' which would start with the Arab Spring in 2010. She predicted it would take place in Syria and would come to a conclusion in 2043 with the establishment of a caliphate with Rome at its centre.

Source: DailymailUK

Nigerian man survives after tram derailed in Croydon, London, leaving 7 dead and over 50 injured (photo)

Seven people died and over 50 were injured after a crowded tram derailed and overturned in Croydon, South London on Wednesday, November 9th. 

The crash occurred as the tram negotiated a sharp bend in the track. Fire crews arrived at the scene and were able to free a number of people. The 42-year-old tram driver from Beckenham, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and is in police custody. 

Shocked passengers told of carnage and blood everywhere as they likened the derailment to a movie scene. Recalling what happened, one of the survivors, a Nigerian man, Taiye Ajibola, who was on his way to work, said the incident occurred immediately they left Lloyds Park.

His wife, Kudirat Okesola, 46, rushed to his side as soon as she heard he was involved in the accident.
"Even my husband was covered with blood," she said.
Ms Okesola said some people were trapped underneath the tram calling for help.
"People were screaming. People were crying," she added.
British Transport Police (BTP) has not yet officially confirmed the identities of the victims. Officers are investigating claims the tram was exceeding permitted speeds and that the driver may have fallen asleep.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said the tram, which had been travelling from New Addington to Wimbledon derailed as it was negotiating a "sharp, left-hand curve" which has a speed limit of 12mph. A spokesman said:
"Initial indications suggest that the tram was travelling at a significantly higher speed than is permitted."
A BTP investigator said a number of factors, including whether the driver had fallen asleep or blacked out at the wheel, were being examined as possible causes.
London Ambulance Service said a total of 51 injured casualties taken to two hospitals, with eight having serious or life-threatening injuries. London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who visited the crash site on Wednesday, warned the number of dead may increase.

St George's Hospital in Tooting said it treated four seriously injured victims and 16 walking wounded. Clinical director Dr Phil Moss said three had undergone surgery and could be kept in for several days or even weeks.

Croydon University Hospital's medical director Dr Nnenna Osuji said 31 patients had been brought in by ambulance, while seven others had arrived on foot.
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Source: BBC News

Update! Bishop Obinim charged with assault for flogging his church members for having premarital sex...photo

Bishop Daniel Obinim of International God’s Way Church alongside two of his aides appeared at a Circuit Court in Accra today where they were charged for committing physical abuse and abetment.

The controversial bishop was captured in a video that went viral flogging his teenage members in church for having premarital sex which led to the girl getting pregnant.

The teenagers, a 16 year old boy and a 14 year old girl were restrained by two aides who were charged with abetment.

The Accra Circuit court granted each of them a bail of GHS10,000 with one surety to be justified, as the case was adjourn to 24th November 2016, when they will reappear again.

Two confirmed dead with several others declared missing as flash flood ravaged Johannesburg, South Africa ...photo

Two people have been confirmed dead with several others declared missing after a flash flood hit the N3 linksfield in Johannesburg, South Africa yesterday evening. 
No fewer than 70 cars were submerged by the flood. See more photos from the incident after the cut...

Photo of man arrested by EFCC for $19,534 fraud

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, arrested a suspected fraudster, Elvis Yemaye for allegedly defrauding one A.J. Kuba, to the sum of $19,534 (Nineteen thousand, five hundred and thirty four US dollars)

According to a statement released by the agency, Kuba alleged that Yemaye in collaboration with his cronies had swindled him of huge sum of money running to millions while threatening to release a recorded romance video belonging him to the public.

The complainant noted that Yemaye started his blackmail when the he, the victim decided to back out from an earlier business of making him a beneficiary of his inheritance, a business he later found out to be a scam.

Investigation into the matter revealed that, the suspect falsely represented himself to the unsuspecting Kuba as Chief Barrister Elvis Yemaye. He also parades himself as an official of both the EFCC and the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN using various fictitious e-mails.

It was also discovered that the suspect claimed to be one Tommy Rex Jr., whose picture he used to lure his victim to sending money to him under the pretext of making him a beneficiary of his inheritance.

Yemaye will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded on him.

Tragic! 7-storey building collapse in Kenya trapping so many people...photo

A 7-storey building has collapsed in Kisii twon, Kenya leaving scores of people trapped in.

According to a Keyan news site, Tuko, the building was under construction near a river when it collapsed. It is reported that rescue operations are already ongoing in order to save the people trapped in the building. 
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Photo Credit: Kenya Tuko