22 Nov 2016

Heavily pregnant woman survives attack after being shot three times..Photos

A heavily pregnant woman, Susheela Kumar, from Mahavir Colony, in Haryana, India, was over the weekend shot three times while she slept, but she managed to survive the attack and delivered her baby with the bullets still inside her.

27-year-old Susheela and her husband Pradip were attacked by gunmen in the night in an attempted honour killing, reports say. Unfortunately, Suseela’s husband, Pradip, and his parents died from the attack...

Susheela, who was nine months pregnant was hit by three bullets – one, sliced her arm, the other passed through her mouth and the third bullet had pierced through her pancreas. When the attackers left, neighbours called for help and she was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors saved her and delivered the baby by C-section.

Susheela had married late Pradip, also 27, four years ago against her family's wishes. The couple fled their village to start a new life, but returned to Pradip's family home when she became pregnant.

Authorities say the incident was an attempted honour killing.

Meanwhile her yet-to-be named baby is fully grown and weighs 2.2kg. He has been kept in Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, while the mother is being treated.
Source: DailyMail UK

9 Police Officers arrested for Armed Robbery and Kidnapping...photo

In a major sting operation to checkmate corruption and professional misconduct within and outside the police, the authorities have arrested nine policemen for aiding and abetting serious crimes.

The nine policemen were paraded today at the Force headquarters Abuja.

A statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Don Awunah, identified the arrested officers as: ASP Yuguda Abbah, Sgt Habila Sarki, Diphen Nimmyel, Sgt Yasan Danda, Sgt Abbas Mailalle, Sgt Bwanason Tanko, Sgt Donan James, Corporal Idris Salisu and CPL Zakari Kofi.

The dismissed officers were found guilty of unprofessional conduct, aiding and abetting serious crimes like cattle rustling, robbery and kidnapping in the Northeast.

According to the police statement, interrogation and confessions of the dismissed policemen also led to the arrest of principal suspects and recovery of many arms and ammunition.

Principal suspects arrested include Mayo Chadi Aliyu, Atiku Ibrahim, Ali Mohammed, Abdulrahman Umar, Umar Daudu, Ibrahim Umar, Ibrahim Mallam, Adamu Lolo, Suleiman Buba, Ahmed Adamu, Gidado Garba, Sani Dan Alhaji, Inusa Mohammed, Mohammed Wari, Mohammed Rabiu, Hammadu Abdullahi, Umar Adamu, Idi Juye and Yusuf Abdullahi.

Items recovered from the suspects include:14 AK 47 rifles with numbers intact; 3 other AK 47 rifles with numbers etched out; one Pump Action rifle; one locally made pistol; 42 empty magazines, 363 rounds of AK 47 live ammunition; 71 K2 live ammunition and 25 live cartridges.

The police also disclosed that in October, 2016, one Alhaji Hodi Adamu, a notorious armed robbery suspect was arrested by the police in Adamawa State.

The suspect’s confession led to the arrest of two other suspects namely: Rabo Bello and Oliver Honiol whose voluntary confessions led to the arrest of the nine police personnel mentioned above for various roles they played through their actions and inactions which are considered as disciplinary infractions. The principal suspects and the dismissed police officers will soon be charged to court.

The police also paraded four policemen and an armed robbery suspect accused of criminal acts in Kogi state. The suspects were identified as Zakari Ya’u Isiaka, Sgt Musbahu Yahaya, Sgt Ugenlo Sylvester, Sgt Musa Umar and Corporal Omale Edicha.

Recovered from them were one AK-47 rifle, one G3 rifle, one Baretta rifle, one assault rifle, ten 7.62mm live ammunition; two k2 live ammunition; two AK-47 magazines; three K2 magazines; and two G3 magazine.

Wow! An American couple gives a waiter who is saving up to visit his family in Ireland a $750 tip ...photo

According to Taryn Keith who shared the story on Facebook, her boyfriend who is from Ireland but lives in America was given a $750 by a couple in order to help him with his plans to visit his family in Ireland. She wrote; 
 "My boyfriend got this tip last night at work. He's from Ireland and is trying to take us back there once Killian is born so we can meet his family. Thought I would share it to show everyone that's there is not only hate out there. Truly blessed."

Tragic! Photo of 56 yrs old Nigerian man shot dead in the US ...

Cyril Efobi, a Nigerian man who works as a taxi driver in North Carolina US, was shot dead by an unknown gunman on November 8th.

Cyril who moved from Nigeria to the US over 30 years ago, had on the day he was killed, closed early in the evening in order to go home and watch the US presidential election.  After exchanging banters with some colleagues, he packed up his laptop and stepped out of the office. A few minutes later, one of his colleagues heard gunshots outside the building. 
The police was called in and Cyril's body was found lying just by the door. He had died from gunshot wounds.  He was 56. The police is yet to make any arrest. The surveillance camera however caught the alleged gunman during and after the attack. 

Cyril moved from Nigeria to Raleigh about 30 years ago to further his education. A graduate of Shaw University, Cyril made Raleigh his permanent home after his studies. Members of the Nigerian community say he had no wife or children and that he lived alone.   A candle light was held recently for him.

Plans are on to send his body back to Nigeria for burial. God rest his soul...

Two women robbed in Paris Motorway to the tune of €5m

Two Qatari women have been robbed in a 5 million euro heist on a Paris motorway, it has emerged. The two victims, in their 60s, were being driven from Le Bourget airport in a Bentley when two men in a car ordered them to park at a petrol station on the A1, north east of the capital.

Robbers then attacked the driver and two terrified tourists with pepper spray before forcing open the boot of the luxury vehicle.

They seized jewellery, clothes and leather goods in a haul valued at 5million euros, according to local reports.

The incident unfolded at about 9pm last night shortly after the women had been landed in their private jet.

The identity of the victims is not yet known and an investigation is underway.

It is the latest in a long line of high-value robberies to hit France and comes just weeks after reality TV star Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in a Paris flat.

Judge refuses to order EFCC to release Justice Ajumogobia

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos has rejected an ex parte application by Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, seeking immediate release from the custody of the EFCC.

The EFCC had detained Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia while probing the source of about $793,800, which passed through the judge’s domiciliary accounts between 2012 and 2015.

The EFCC said the judge used the money to buy a house in London, adding that the judge failed to explain the source of her wealth.

The EFCC also alleged that the judge received a gratification of N5m from a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Godwin Obla, at a time when the SAN had a case before the judge.

The agency had filed 30 counts against the judge and the SAN before the Lagos State High Court.

On Monday, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Moyosore Onigbanjo, appeared before Justice Muslim Hassan, with an ex parte application seeking the immediate release of Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia.

Onigbanjo (SAN) contended that the continued detention of Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia in the EFCC custody was a violation of the judge’s fundamental rights.

The SAN said his client had shown the readiness to defend herself against any charge that the EFCC might press against her.

Onigbanjo urged Justice Hassan to either order the EFCC to immediately take his client before a court if it had any charges against her or to order the EFCC to immediately release her if it was not ready to do so.

But Justice Hassan rejected the application, saying it would be fair to first hear from the EFCC. He directed the lawyer to put the EFCC on notice and adjourned the case till November 28, 2016.

Justice Hassan ruled: "The prayers being sought cannot be heard by motion ex parte."

Ooni Of Ife unveils a powerful statue of Moremi...photo

"Moremi Ajasoro" - unveiled. At 42 feet tall with 30 risers. It is the tallest statue in Nigeria and the 3rd tallest in Africa. 
Constructed right on the spot Moremi lived several centuries ago. 100 percent locally constructed by Nigerian engineers and youths sourced with sole Nigerian Materials.

Female Pastor who's pregnant but not married says she's not ashamed she had sex...photo

Unmarried but pregnant, female pastor Desiree Allen takes a stand for herself on the pulpit in church regardless of peoples criticism. She said "this type of stuff happen in church."

American Pastor Desiree Allen put up a post titled On Being a Pastor and Pregnant (and Why I Can’t Carry Your Weight)” and in it she revealed that she is unmarried, a Pastor and pregnant.

Her post details how she has been dealing with all the criticism and negativity and how she thinks there’s a double standard when it comes to s*x outside of marriage.

She's flaunting her pregnancy. Read her defense below...
I found out I was pregnant at the happiest place on earth. It was Mother’s Day and I was on vacation at Disney World. Go figure. I noticed my normally regular period hadn’t come which is usually no biggie. I would chalk it up to stress. Except now, thanks to acupuncture, I was used to it coming like clockwork. It’s only day one I told myself. It’ll come tomorrow. And it did, but only stopped by for a brief visit before disappearing into the abyss. I waited for her to come back. She never did. 
The next day, I did what any normal sane woman would do. Scoured the resort for pregnancy tests like a madwoman. I went to every store on my resort AND the sister resort. Not a test in sight. No not one. How is this the happiest place on earth and you not expect people to get pregnant or need a pregnancy test? How do you have the mind to have a chip at the bottom of my cup that electronically determines how many more refills I have at the soda machine, but not sell an EPT Pregnancy Test? Or at least a Disney knock-off brand. I wasn’t giving up. I went to the front desk. They always have extra shoelaces, cans of beans or whatever you need. Maybe just maybe they had a pregnancy test. Nope, but the lady at the front did discreetly let me know there was an offsite pharmacy that would deliver these “sorts of things” to the resort for a fee. She slipped me the card like she was passing me a bag of weed and k2. 
Was I really this desperate? You know I was. I placed the order and waited for a test to confirm what I already knew. 
I was pregnant. My immediate reaction was shock. This was not planned. Yes, I know it’s a potential consequence of having s*x, but not one readily expected. With the exception of living a pretty much celibate lifestyle in my twenties I had been having s*x on and off since I was 15 and had never been pregnant. In fact, I assumed when I was ready it would be very hard for me to conceive. Boy did I miscalculate that.
After the initial shock was joy. Yet, underneath something else was lingering. Anger? No. Disappointment? No. It was pure and utter dread. Not at being pregnant. Not at whether or not I would be a good mother. What had my stomach turning, other than nausea, was me being pregnant AND a pastor. Let’s face it. The church has not had a good track record of accepting unmarried women who got pregnant. If you’ve been in church for any period of time you’ve heard or witnessed the aftermath. Shunning, slut shaming, being sat down from your position, having to go up in front of the church and confess your sin, etc. etc. No one can be naïve enough to say this type of stuff doesn’t happen in church. An ugly truth is people in church leadership have s*x outside of marriage, affairs, do drugs, drink, so on and so forth. Generally, these are not considered acceptable acts. 
BUT I have seen many churches turn a blind eye to this behavior, because it can be hidden. Don’t ask. Don’t tell. To be pregnant is a very visible indication of a private act and for some reason provides people with more of a need to respond. 
You may as well Scarlet Letter it up and place a big ole S on your chest for s*x Hester Prynne style. “The church” is already harsher on women for their “crimes,” but being a pastor also meant that both me and my fiancé were going to go through this publicly. I didn’t know what that meant, how it would affect my job and if I was prepared to deal with it.

Pregnancy already inherently diminishes some anonymity as people feel it their right to invade your personal space, offer up unsolicited advice and ask you private questions. Pastorship inherently makes some feel your personal life is their public business as you lose some sense of individuality for the sake of belonging to the church. As a pretty private person I had always struggled with the latter. Adding pregnancy seemed like my worse nightmare. 
It was not as if I had a blueprint for this in my church. My pastors had been very open about having their first child while unmarried in college. That was more than 20 years ago. They were young. None of us were there. They were not pastors then. It was in the past enough to be hazy memory and turn into a testimony. Many of us know the struggles we have had in the past. For many, it’s what brought us to church. Yet, as soon as we get far enough away from our struggles to label them “redeemable” or for them not to be in the forefront of our minds it becomes much easier to give someone else the side eye for behavior we don’t agree with. It is often easier to NOT afford others the grace we were so freely offered. I had experienced people judge everything from my clothing to social media posts fully aware that if it had been another pastor they would’ve gotten a pass. My apprehension was not unwarranted and although privately excited I was concerned about public persona. I did a lot of wrestling that week. I came to grips with the reality that part of the monster in my head was created by me. My past. My upbringing. What I was taught about the bible. 
I realized I had some baggage and I wanted to deal with this pregnancy on my own terms regardless of how people felt or responded. In those first few months I decided I couldn’t carry the weight of others’ opinions and judgments including my own. I also had to confront the ways in which I judged others based on their decisions and actions. I decided I was going to walk with my head held high, because I was proud and excited to be pregnant. Often, when people think you’ve done something wrong or have sinned they want you to walk around with your head low in guilt. Otherwise, how would THEY know you were sorry? Well, I wasn’t sorry or ashamed. Shame and happiness cannot reside in the same place. I decided to only surround myself with those who had positive energy. I knew there would be rough days, but I also knew the good would outweigh the bad. So when the first comment was made about my pregnancy being an abomination I wasn’t bothered, because it wasn’t MY truth. Plus who uses abomination anyway? Can we say antiquated? 
I had a choice on how to define my own happy and write my own story. I thought about the women who were belittled in their churches for being pregnant. The women who felt abortion was a better option than humiliation. The girl or young women of a pastor forced into abortion, because the family couldn’t handle the shame. The woman who left the church permanently because the members couldn’t accept her child. The woman who watched the same people who loved her each Sunday avoid her like a plague. The woman who would give up everything to be pregnant regardless of the circumstances and still finds her womb bare. So many women who may have made a different choice if they understood the power they had. If someone had told them, it was ok to make the best choice for them ignoring the outside voices. It would get better. They could outlive this. I understood what some people thought, what some scriptures said, but also the validity of my own experience. 
At three months I revealed my pregnancy to the staff at my church. It wasn’t planned. It was at our annual staff retreat. If you could see inside my mind you would have seen the warring back and forth. 
“Do it now.” 
“What? Are you crazy? This is not the time.” 
“It may not be your timing, but it IS the perfect time.” 
“Can’t I wait? Or tell them one by one?” 
“Well if you wanted to wait you shouldn’t have worn that dress. Come on. It will be like pulling off a Band-Aid. Have this conversation once and you won’t have to have it again.” 
“I’m nervous.” 
“You’ll be fine. The outcome will be better than expected.” 
The words kind of fell out of my mouth in front of everyone. I explained my joy and the importance this did not undo and diminish all the work and dedication I had put in for six years. I felt empowered. I shared what I wanted to share, how I wanted to share, own my own terms. I wasn’t responding to anyone or defending myself. I was standing in my truth. In a moment I will never forget, our executive pastor had the staff encircle around me and they begin to pray. A noise that can only be described as a wail left my mouth and I broke. To the point of needing a chair to sit in. I broke in the most beautiful way possible. In the breaking I was free. That ugly Jesus cry released every anxiety, fear and worry holding me down. They promised to protect me and support me. In that moment I saw God. It was a moment that transcended boundaries or judgment. It was pure love. I felt free. 
One of my favorite lines from The Scarlet Letter is: “She had not known the weight until she felt the freedom.” I was carrying a lot of weight and baggage. The weight of what if. The weight of my upbringing. The weight of others’ opinions. The weight of judgment. It was heavy and I did the hard work of dropping that weight. I have no plans of picking it back up. 
So no, I cannot carry your weight about MY situation. Whoever you are. I have my own beautiful, amazing and miraculous weight to carry for the next few months and a lifetime.
I have preached throughout my pregnancy and will do so until I can no longer waddle on the stage.

Wow! Emmanuella crowned by Australian Government as Princess of Comedy ...photo

Popular kid comedienne Little Emmanuella is going places. She has been crowned the Princess of Comedy by Australian Government while Mark Angel was Honoured with a leadership Award.

Emmanuel is the youngest recipients of the Afro-Australia Music & Movie Awards (AAMMA). The youngster received the award in Sydney, Australia.

She won 2 awards – Best new comedienne & Princess of Comedy.

Mark Angel Comedy Won Best Subsaharan Channel In The Just Conclude Youtube Awards.

The AAMMA AWARDS was established by Scrim Entertainment (owned by Daniel Okoduwa) to celebrate artists of African origin irrespective of borders or national identities.

Other recipients in the past includes Hollywood icon Vivica A Fox, Ramsey Nouah, Anne Kansiime, Desmond Elliot, Pascal Atuma, Tuface Idibia, John Dumelo, Mercy Johnson, etc.

The organisers described Emmanuella's talent as simply phenomenal.

Kim Kardashian rushes back to Los Angeles to be with hospitalized husband, Kanye West ...;photo

Kim Kardashian jetted back to L.A. after her husband Kanye West was hospitalized for his own safety after allegedly suffering a psychotic breakdown. His family say it's for exhaustion.

The rapper was reportedly put under psychiatric evaluation' at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday. This was after he axed the 22 remaining dates of the U.S. leg of his Saint Pablo tour.

Kim who was in New York, jumped back on a plane to Los Angeles after the news of her husband's hospitalization. She was later spotted disembarking a jet at the Van Nuys Airport, in Los Angeles on Monday night, climbing into a car that was presumably taking her to the hospital.

More photos below...

Toyin Aimakhu's ex boyfriend, Seun Egbegbe caught stealing 8 iPhones in Computer Village, Lagos...photo

Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu's ex boyfriend, Seun Egbegbe was caught with eight stolen iPhones at the Computer village and beaten to a pulp by angry mob. Seun Egbegbe was this morning beaten to pulp by angry mob after he was caught with stolen brand new Apple iPhones in Computer village, Lagos as reported by PorscheClassy.

According to a reporter, Seun Egbegbe came inside the Computer village with some guys in a jeep around 10:30am pretending that he wanted to buy 7 iPhone 6s and 2 mobile phones. It was gathered that, Seun egbegbe went into the phone store 'Kaalcech Innovations and Consultancy' located in Computer village and requested for nine iPhones, he pretended to be ready for payment and after the phones were delivered to him only for him to elope into the waiting jeep before the sales girl screamed for help.

The noise attracted the sympathizers, helped as they gave Seun Egbegbe a chase and eventually caught up with him before he could find his way out of Computer village. The angry mob pounced on him and gave him the beating of his life before the store's MD, Mr Kolawole Aleshinloye quickly informed the police who came and whisked him away to Area F Police station where he's currently being detained....shame on him!

Watch video of Nigerian footballer who cycles 64 miles balancing football on his head to break Guiness World Record

A local Nigerian footballer Harrison Chinedu, remarkably broke the Guiness World record of cycling for 64 miles with a football balanced on his head.

Wearing the Super Eagles jersey, Chinedu rode his bicycle with a ball on his head from the beach to the National stadium, Surulere, while fans, drivers and passers by, sang and cheered him on as he attempted the bizarre feat.
 According to Chinedu, he had tried the feat in March this year but failed when he reached 30 miles, but after several rehearsals and training, made up his mind to carry out the feat again.

After the feat, he said:
 “My biggest motivation was that I believe in showcasing my God-given talent. I know I have the skill and I want to show the world what I can do. This one is a record created by me and I am happy that I have done my own side. And it's left for the Guinness World Records to ratify it and bring back results."
More photos and the video, below...

At least 25 killed and injured in attack in Zamfara State ...photo

At least 25 people were killed, scores injured when gunmen stormed three communities in Zamfara State on Saturday, November 19th.

The incident occurred at Dole, Tudun Bugaje and Kwangwami in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.

Spokesperson for the Zamfara State Police Command, DSP Muhammad Shehu, who confirmed the incident said a joint security patrol was already on the trail of the bandits, assuring residents that they would be arrested soon.

Women group storm court premises to show support to Patience Jonathan ...photo

Several women group stormed the Federal High Court Lagos this morning to show their support to former first lady, Patience Jonathan, whose case on the $15 million found in the accounts of four companies linked to her, comes up for hearing today. 
See more photos below...

Photo of a pastor who performed a miracle that's got people talking in Ebonyi State

A heated disagreement sparked online following reports that one 'Bishop Dr Sam Zuga' allegedly turned cold water into hot water, in Onica LGA of Ebonyi State, after saying a word of prayers.

According to a Facebook user, David Mzer, the Igwe of the community and other people from the crowd felt and confirmed that the "miracle cold water" was hot indeed. More photos and reactions from other facebook users, below

Kenyan Police raid homes of top Olympic Official...photo

Kenyan police say they have recovered hundreds of kits stolen from the Olympic team in Rio during a raid on the home of the vice-chairperson of National Olympic committee, Ben Ekumbo, and he has been arrested.

Local media say Mr Ekumbo hid under his bed after officers broke down the door following his refusal to open it.

Swimming and athletics gear were allegedly seized from the kitchen and rooms of his apartment in the capital, Nairobi. Mr Ekumbo has previously denied any wrongdoing. One more photo below…

Update! South Africa Pastor who sprays Pesticide on member's faces as Commission is fired back by Pesticide Brand

South Africa's Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religiousand Linguistic Communities has reacted with "shock and repugnance" at the use of Doom insect repellent on church worshippers.

Self-styled Limpopo "prophet" Lethebo Rabalago has been spraying it in the faces of congregants, telling them it has healing properties.

The commission says such practices are the reason it is investigating the commercialization of religion and the "abuse of people's belief systems".

The study has aims including seeking to:
"Understand the deep societal thinking that makes some members of our society vulnerable and gullible with respect to views expressed and actions during religious ceremonies."   
In a statement, the commission urged anyone who feels their rights and beliefs have been violated to get in touch and says no-one should be "subjected to conditions that are detrimental to their health and well being".
Pesticide brand fires back;

Doom makers Tiger Brands says it is imploring the prophet to stop spraying the pesticide product into people’s faces as part of faith worship: They took to twitter to say;

We find this practice alarming and extremely concerning, and want to make very clear that it is unsafe to spray any Doom or any aerosol onto people’s faces.

Doom has been formulated to kill specific insects which are detailed on the cans, and the packaging has very clear warnings which must be adhered to. Using this product for purposes other than what it is intended for poses risks and is therefore dangerous.
Tiger Brands is in the process of contacting the Prophet to ask him to refrain from such practice."

Wow! Man who rode on a bicycle from Ibadan to Makurdi after completing his youth service gets automatic employment ..photo

Isaac Sekav Ahungwa who rode on a bicycle from Ibadan, Oyo State to Makurdi after completing his National Youth Service, has been offered automatic employment by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State. Ortom announced this Monday when he received Ahungwa at the state government house in Makurdi.
He described the young man as a determined son of the state whose example should be emulated by others.
Ortom said his decision to offer automatic employment to Ahungwa was to encourage other young people never to give up on their dreams no matter the challenges they face.
Speaking after receiving his offer of employment, Isaac Ahungwa said the life story of Governor Ortom inspired him to embark on the patriotic tour riding a bicycle from Ibadan to State.

Photo credit: David Mzer