10 Apr 2017

Na wa o! Road Safety boss cuts female officials hair for breaching dress code

We heard this happened in Port Harcourt, the boss had to cut female officials hair by himself. This is insane to say the least, shame on them.

"Never allow a poor man to marry you. You will die early and go to hell" - Ghanaian counselor

Controversial Ghanaian counselor, George Lutherodt has advised women not to marry poor men because that will result in early death.

According to the counselor,  If a beautiful and attractive woman is still single , or hasn't been proposed to, she should just buy a mirror, hang it in her room and weep"

Lutherodt went further to advise women to arrest any poor man who uses their photos as profile pictures on social media. 

According to him, a man who is not married to a lady does not have the rights to use her image as a DP reiterating the need for such men to immediately be arrested.
 "Report such a man to the police and let them know he is using your image to perpetrate crime”, he stated. Never allow a poor man to marry you. You will die early and go to hell. A man who cannot afford a square meal and a snack should not dream of marriage because he cannot fend for himself", he said.
He also said it is an insult for man who is squatting with someone to come and seek a lady's hand in marriage describing such a person as a criminal who is committing crimes against humanity.
"There are some of the men who have no rooms of their own who live in obey the wind chamber and hall. Any man who is of age but not reminded by his parents, such parents are witches and wizards. Never support a man to marry you. He must be fully responsible to cater for you and therefore must bear all the cost of the marriage."

Omg! See Children Eating Leaves Off Trees In South Sudan As Food Runs Out

Children and others in a community visited by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in South Sudan are resorting to extreme coping techniques of eating leaves from trees as food runs out, even in crisis areas where famine has not been declared.

“Eating barely edible wild foods is a coping strategy for communities trying to survive a food crisis,” said NRC’s Country Director in South Sudan, Rehana Zawar. “The bitter leaves eaten by families we spoke to are from the Lalop tree, and have limited nutritional value. When families eat these leaves and little else, malnutrition quickly follows.”

NRC has emergency teams on the ground, and since the declaration of famine in parts of the country the organisation has helped support more than 100,000 people affected by the food crisis. “Children are eating leaves off the trees,” said Bhakita Abuk Deng (47) in Amothic village. “Children are suffering because there is not enough food to eat. Some of the children have diarrhoea from eating the leaves,” she said, concerned for the health of her seven children.

“About 40 per cent of the people in Amothic are eating tree leaves. About half of the village are eating their seed stocks too,” said Deng Yel Piol (48) the village chief of Amothic. This is alarming, as Amothic is largely a farming community, and there will be few seeds to plant next growing season.

In this remote region of South Sudan, the food crisis has hit Amothic in Aweil Centre County hard. While famine has already been declared in Leer and Mayendit counties to the south, villages outside Aweil are also running out of food.

Formerly known as the state of Northern Bahr el Ghazal, the counties which make up this region are currently in the ‘crisis’ phase or ‘emergency’ phase of food security; the latter is one level short of famine. This region previously was the site of a famine in 1998.

Update! Suspeted killers of Jumia delivery man arraigned in court

The suspected killers of Jumia delivery man, Chukwuma Eleje, were today arraigned before the Port Harcourt magistrate court in Rivers state.

Chukwuma was on March 25th, killed by the suspects when he went to their residence in the Ada-George area of Port Harcourt to deliver iphones and a motorcycle they ordered form the online store.

The presiding judge ordered that the suspects be remanded in prison.

His wife and mother of his four children were at the court hearing.  

Photo credit: Blessing Olomu

See Turkish Airlines cabin crew deliver baby mid-flight

An unexpected passenger showed up on a Turkish Airlines flight when a woman went into labour and gave birth mid-flight.

Shortly after takeoff from Guinea's capital, Conakry to Istanbul via Quagadougou, cabin crew on the Boeing 737 helped Nafi Diaby, who was 28 weeks pregnant, give birth to a baby girl.

The airline took to Twitter on Friday to announce the arrival. "It's a girl" the statement read. "Welcome on board Princess!"

The mother had earlier complained of birthing pains while the plane cruised between the Guinean capital Conarky and Ougadougosu in Burkina Faso, according to the airline.

The airline added the cabin crew then rushed to help deliver the baby, who was named Kadiju.
Pictures showed crew gathered around the mother, Nafi Diaby, as she lay across a row of seats.

The airline said that on arrival in the Burkina Faso capital the pair were taken to hospital. Both mother and daughter were in good health, the airline.

Turkish Airlines allows expectant mothers to fly up to their 28th week of pregnancy without a doctor's report.

Update! Obasanjo's wife files lawsuit to stop her son's wedding has been dismissed by the court

One of the wives of former President Obasanjo, Taiwo Obasanjo, filed a lawsuit at an Ikeja High Court, seeking to stop her son, Olujonwo Obasanjo, from marrying Tope Adebutu, the daughter of Sir Kessington Adebutu, on May 11th and 12th

She requested for the wedding to be postponed to a date after June 1st, arguing that she was excluded from all preparations leading to the introduction and proposed wedding. 

Justice Lateefa Okunnu today dismissed the suit on the grounds that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the suit because 33-year-old Olujonwo Obasanjo is an adult.

Omg! Young Nigerian Man Who Just Graduated Shot Dead By Cultists

The so called cultists are just ending people's children's lives anyhow these days. A fresh graduate of Ebonyi State University, simply identified as Theo, was shot dead by suspected cultists on 8th April 2017, at P3 bar in Ishieke area of Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

He graduated from the department of history and international relations Class 2016. Theo as he was fondly called was said to be coming back from a birthday party, and decided to branch at the bar where he was shot dead.

According to friends, until his demise he was a cool and jovial guy, who doesn't look for anyone's trouble. 

See Nigerian bride and her underage 'groom' at their wedding over the weeked

These wedding photos of a grown bride with a much younger 'groom' raised eyebrows on social media after they emerged, but it has now been explained.

The little boy is standing in for his elder brother who is the groom. The groom is based overseas and could not make it for the wedding so rather than use a photo, the younger brother was chosen to do the honors. 

More photos below...

Update! Nigerian man arrested with drugs at Lagos airport from Indonesia says he did it for money for his wedding ceremony

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, arrested a 33-year-old Nigerian man travelling to Indonesia with 1.205kg of drugs narcotics found to be methamphetamine.
The suspect, Umeme Lotachukwu Fabian from Anambra State was arrested while attempting to board a Qatar Airways flight to Indonesia with a Cote d’lvoire International passport bearing the name Grou Bi Clauvis.
Umeme, who also had an identity card claiming to be an Ivorian, while under observation at the airport, excreted eighty-nine (89) wraps of the methamphetamine. The NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba, said that preliminary investigation conducted by the agency revealed that the suspect hails from Anambra State with the name Umeme Lotachukwu
Umeme, who attended Boys Secondary School, Onitsha where he graduated in 2007, after his secondary education, started selling clothes at Onitsha main market before he travelled to India in search of greener pastures in 2013 and returned to the country in 2015.
In his statement, the suspect said that he was offered the sum of five thousand dollars to smuggle drugs to Indonesia.
"I am the only son of my parents. I wanted to invest the money in my clothes business and also commence preparation for my marriage in a bid to settle down in life. They offered me the sum of five thousand naira to smuggle the drugs to Indonesia."
He also stated that he was not aware that drug trafficking attracts capital punishment in Indonesia.
The NDLEA chairman/chief executive, Colonel Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retd.), while expressing satisfaction with the arrest, promised to investigate the identity falsification by the suspect.
"This is a very dangerous development, as the suspect could have been consigned to the gallows under a false identity," Abdallah said, warning that those contemplating drug trafficking must endeavour to avoid acts of criminality.
The suspect will be charged to court on completion of investigation.

Tragic! See the last tweet of Nigerian man who committed suicide in Festac

The identity of the man who committed suicide by jumping into the canal under the Festac- Amuwo Odofin link bridge Saturday has been revealed as Ahmed Lawal, A graduate of the University of Ilorin. Ahmed is said to have been suffering from some psychological issues for a while.
Saturday, he was riding in a friend's car when he suddenly got down and began rolling on the ground. According to reports, he got up and started running towards the bridge where he climbed the barricade and plunged into the canal.

In one of his tweets, he stated that his family were against him and they thought he was mad. He left behind his mum and a little brother. May his soul rest in peace.. Amen.
Meanwhile his friends took to social media to pay tributes to him..

Wow! Another Nigerian teen, Jude Okonkwo accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools!

The son of Nigerian immigrants, Jude Okonkwo was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools, joining a growing club of Nigerian teens who have achieved the distinction....Ifeoma White-Thorpe (class of 2017) Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna(class of 2016) Obinna Igbokwe, Harold Eke (class of 2015)
The 17-year-old Chaminade High School will have his pick of the elite schools — Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University — and must decide where to enroll by May, 1, 2017.
"I’m so grateful that, after all of the work I’ve put in, I’m able to reap the benefits as well — and that all those who have helped and watched me see that hard work has truly paid off," said Okonkwo, who hopes to set a good example for his four younger siblings.

Okonkwo, the son of physicians, aspires to be a neurosurgeon and looked for schools with strong science and medical programs, including those with a combined bachelor’s degree and medical school acceptance. His unweight grade-point average is 98.9.

He also was accepted to Howard University in Washington, D.C.; Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore; Northeast Ohio Medical University’s baccalaureate-medical degree program; Stony Brook University; University of Missouri; Washington University in St. Louis and Wayne State University in Detroit.

He is leaning toward Harvard but received a full scholarship to Wayne State and generous financial aid packages from the other schools, he said, which will factor into his decision. 
“It was more of an ‘Oh, shucks’ moment than a boastful moment when he got accepted. He’s a very unassuming person — you almost had to pry the fact that he got into all eight Ivies out of him," said Daniel Petruccio, assistance principal of guidance. Petruccio said this is the first time a Chaminade student has swept the Ivy acceptances since he started working at the school in 1999.
Okonkwo’s parents, Ndubueze and Chinwe, emigrated from Nigeria in the 1990s and settled in New Orleans. They lived in a two-story home in Harvey, in Jefferson Parish, on the west bank of the Mississippi River. In 2005, when Jude Okonkwo was 7, Hurricane Katrina forced them to evacuate.                                                       
Okonkwo began second grade on Long Island and remembers the experience well, he said, detailing it in one of two essays he wrote as part of his college applications.
The 6-foot-2-inch teenager runs track and is president of the Glee Club, a member of the school’s global chamber ensemble, editor-in-chief of the literary magazine and news editor of the school newspaper. He also has a self-published book of poetry.
"A lot of times, people forget that medicine and healing is a process and it’s about the human experience,” he said. “That’s why I like literature, and I think that’s some of the insight I would bring to medicine.”
Outside of school, Okonkwo plays the piano and clarinet and has been a member of the children’s choir at St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church in Dix Hills for a decade. From time to time, he is pulled into a pickup game of basketball.
For the last two summers, Okonkwo worked as a lifeguard at the Town of Huntington pool. His interactions with people in his community, along with his love of humanities, confirmed his desire to pursue health care, he said.
“Jude is a model Chaminade man — a man who does the right thing at the right time because it’s the right thing to do, regardless of who is watching,” Brother Thomas Cleary, Chaminade’s president, said in a statement.
“We cannot wait to see the incredible things Jude will continue to do with his life,”

Jude Okonkwo’s college acceptances

Ivy League schools

Brown University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Harvard University
Princeton University
University of Pennsylvania
Yale University

Other acceptances

Howard University
Johns Hopkins University
Northeast Ohio Medical University’s baccalaureate-medical degree program
Stony Brook University
University of Missouri
Washington University
Wayne State University

Source: Long Island News, Newsday

Check out more photos from Funke Akindele's hubby, JJC Skillz's backyard party

The actress and her husband, JJC Skillz hosted their friends and colleagues to a backyard party at their mansion in Lekki, Lagos. Their children who are currently on vacation in Nigeria were in attendance. See more photos below...