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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Obama To Discuss Human Rights Issues As He Meets Philippines President

Human rights concerns will be on the agenda when US President Barack Obama meets controversial Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte for the first time next week.

The two leaders will talk on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Laos, starting on September 6. It will be their first meeting since Duterte took power in June.

"We absolutely expect (President Obama) will raise concerns about some of the recent statements from the president of the Philippines," White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told media when asked whether Duterte's controversial remarks about vigilante killings, journalists and women would be on the agenda.

Hunger Looming In The Country Due To Killing Of Farmers..

Persistent killing of rural farmers will lead to hunger in the country, the northern chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) said on Monday.

Yakubu Pam, its chairman, said this in Jos on Monday during an interview with NAN on the sidelines of a regional delegates’ conference of the association.

“Farmers are killed on the fields and this has forced them to abandon the farms; hunger is imminent in the country if nothing is done about this,” he said.

Landgrabber Bags 3 Months Imprisonment For Beating Up Site Worker

Ambode had warned them. A land grabber, popularly called Omo Onile, has bagged three months in prison for beating up a site worker for refusing to give him money.

It was gathered that Lekan Adetona, 37, connived with others still at large to severely beat up the site worker when he refused to give them money.

The incident happened at a building site on Anobi Street, Alapere, Ketu. The incident was reported by the complainant on the same day.

The complainant, a welder, had on that day went to meet some of his friends at a site on Anobi Street, where they were to carry out some construction work.

Teacher Found In Bed With 17-Year Old Student, Charged

A teacher has been found in bed with one of her pupils on prom night, by another student. Isabelle Graham is accused of sleeping with a 17-year-old pupil in a city centre Travelodge.

She faces being kicked out of the profession.

The hearing in Edinburgh was shown a photograph of the room which apparently showed Mrs Graham in bed and the pupil near the doorMrs Graham denies the charges and claims to have no recollection of events after 10.30pm, having drunk four glass of wine.

Children Under 15 Into Illicit Drugs In Gombe – NDLEA

The Gombe State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency has expressed concern over the use of illicit drugs among children under 15 years.

The state commander of the agency, Aliyu Adole, who spoke on Monday, said the trend was “worsening every day.” He said, “They (children) use syringe and needles to inject illicit substance to their veins.

“The substances embolden them to carry out all sorts of vices, unprotected sex inclusive,” he said, adding that the command had arrested many children while in the act.

“We took some of the children to Gombe State Agency for the Control of AIDS and some of them tested positive to the virus.”

Kwara Uncovers 1,071 Illegal Employees As State Says It Loses N400m Monthly To Them

One thousand and seventy one illegal workers have been uncovered in the employment sector of the Kwara State government, it was learnt yesterday.

The government said it lost N400 million monthly to the illegal workers in the last few months.

Alhaji Musa Yeketi, the Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development disclosed this at the book launch of the former Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Shehu AbdulGafar.

Yeketi attributed the incident to dishonesty among civil servants, adding that appropriate actions were being taken against those culpable.

No More Attacks, Niger Delta Avengers Tell Buhari

The militants whose attacks have caused a huge dip in Nigeria’s oil exports, forcing the economy into a big crisis, said last night that they were done with the hostilities.

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) broke the news in a letter posted on its website by its spokesman, Mudoch Agbinibo, and addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari. It also spoke of the need for regular dialogue to take place for the Nigerian union to survive.

Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina welcomed the cessation of hostilities by the Avengers as “a good development which is in the interest of the country and especially the Niger Delta people.” He said “anything that portends peace is always good,” adding that “we hope that it cuts across board and it is sincere.”

My Police Friend Led The Team That Killed My Son – Father

The father of Innocent Kokorifa, who was allegedly killed by a police team in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, has demanded justice for his son.

Mr. Daniel Kokorifa, an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Rivers State Sector Command, said his son was murdered by a team led by his friend.

He spoke on Monday when some human rights activists, led by a former Secretary, Civil Liberties Organisation, Mr. Alagoa Morris, paid a condolence visit to his home in the Okaka area of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

Innocent, who was first of five children, was allegedly shot dead by the police anti-kidnapping team on Air Force Road in Yenagoa on August 18, 2016.

2-Year-Old Melts Hearts Of Thousands With Back To School Photo

A two-year-old girl who could not wait to go back to pre-school after summer vacation has melted the hearts of thousands online.

Zoe Brock, from Houston, Texas, looked raring to go as she posed in her Christian academy uniform for a photo outside her 14-year-old brother Sam's high school.

Her mother Sharvonne Broussard, 36, sent the picture of Zoe to her niece Alexis who shared it on Twitter where she has inspired tens of thousands with her enthusiasm.

The picture of Zoe, who started Triumph Christian Academy last year after her second birthday, was taken on Monday. Since then it has been liked by 67,000 Twitter users and shared by 32,000.

Actor Gene Wilder Dies At 83

Willy Wonka star Gene Wilder has died aged 83, his family announced. The Oscar-nominated actor died at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, on Sunday following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease, his nephew said.

The American starred in hits Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein and was handed an Academy Award nomination for the latter.

He was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 1968 film The Producers.

Please Pay Siasia His Salary, Dalung Orders NFF

Youth and Sports Minister Barrister Solomon Dalung has charged the Nigeria Football Federation to pay the U-23 National team’s Coach Samson Siasia.

The Minister gave the charge when Siasia paid him a visit yesterday in his office in Abuja. Siasia had visited with his wife Eunice to officially inform him that his contract with the NFF has ended.

Barrister Dalung directed the Secretary-General Dr Mohammed Sanusi who was also present to ensure that Siasia gets the arrears of his five month’s salaries.

“Please pay him his five months’ salaries. They said he has resigned but he just said that his contract expired after the Olympics. His contract expired but you are owing him 5 months’ salaries and you have gone to employ a foreign coach and will pay him in dollars. It means you don’t like yourselves and nobody will sympathize with you. Please spare me the stress of talking about this salary issue or going to war with you on it. Please pay him and other coaches their outstanding salaries” Dalung said.

Photo: Man Stabs Neighbor To Death For Selling A Phone With Faulty Battery To Him

A young man has stabbed his neighbor on the chest for selling him a phone with a faulty battery.
The sad incident happened yesterday at Ibe street, Orji, Imo State at about 3:15pm. The suspect then fled after he noticed that the deceased had died. He was later apprehended and handed over to the police. What sad occurrence. 

Hillary Clinton’s Aide Separates From Husband In Sexting Scandal

Huma Abedin is separating from her husband Anthony Weiner in the wake of his latest sexting scandal.

The Clinton campaign manager released a statement on Monday morning just hours after the New York Post reported that Weiner had been sending lewd texts to another woman behind her back, marking the third time he had been caught in the act in the past five years.

Making matters worse, one of the pictures was of Weiner showcasing his manhood in a pair of boxer briefs while the couple's four-year-old son Jordan lay asleep next to him in bed.

'After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband,' said Abedin in a statement.

Troops Arrest Notorious Armed Bandits In The North

The Nigerian Army has disclosed that its troops have rounded up several armed bandits in the Northern part of the country.

In a statement by its spokesman, Sani Usman, he said the troops’ clearance operations were aimed at getting rid of criminal elements in Kaduna and Zamfara States respectively.

According to the statement, “Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army on operations aimed at dealing with the menace of livestock rustling, armed banditry and other forms of criminality have killed an armed bandit, arrested some, cleared camps and recovered livestock in Kaduna and Zamfara States.

“Yesterday the troops arrested a notorious cattle rustler named Isah Fulani at Mararrabar Jos, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.”

NYC Watchmaker Sues Sean Kingston Over Unpaid Bills

Singer Sean Kingston owes a New York City watchmaker more than $300,000 after buying nine "high-end" items with bad checks, a new Manhattan federal court lawsuit alleges.

Kingston, who is legally named Kisean Anderson, traveled to New York in July to shop at Aqua Master, located on 47th St. near Fifth Ave.

Kingston, 26, selected the tony pieces and told Aqua Master that his Los Angeles-based business manager would pay via wire transfer.

After Kingston got the goods, however, Aqua Master discovered that they had actually been paid with bad checks, the lawsuit, filed Monday, claims.

Usain Bolt's Former Flame Speaks On His Threesome Demand & High S3x Drive

Abeg o, make them leave this guy now, lol. They are even making some people who don't like him beofre to like him now, lool. One of Usain Bolt's former flames has dished the details on their relationship, revealing he once suggested they have a threesome - which she declined.

American model Nailah Dillard met the Olympic sprinter at an athletics gala in late 2013 and enjoyed a casual relationship with the 30-year-old for the next few years.

Nailah, 27, says she had no idea he was in a relationship with his 'First Lady' Kasi Bennett, until she read one of his interviews.

Speaking about his well-publicised wild celebrations since returning from Rio, she said: "I guess he thinks that’s what he deserves right now because he’s the fastest man in the world.” The model added to The Sun : “You are sleeping with all these random women. I hope you’re protecting yourself.”

Declaring People Wanted By The Army Is Illegal & Unconstitutional – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has criticised the decision by the Nigerian military to declare three persons ‘wanted’ in connection with the war against Boko Haram insurgency.

In a statement on Monday, Mr. Falana said the power to declare civilians ‘wanted’ rests with the Nigeria Police Force and the State Security Service.

“Thus, by declaring the three persons wanted without any legal authority the army has usurped the statutory powers of both the Police and the SSS.

“In the process it has breached the fundamental rights of the ‘suspects’ to personal liberty, dignity of the person and fair hearing guaranteed by the Constitution,” he said.

Kim & Kanye Take Their Children For Dinner After VMAs

The Kardashian-Wests enjoyed a family dinner on Monday following their night at the MTV VMAs.

Kim and Kanye were spotted leaving their New York apartment with their kidsas they headed for a meal at Serendipity restaurant.

The reality star looked as stylish as ever in a form-fitting leather skirt, black sweater and strappy heels as she carried a shy North.

Dad Of Gareth Bale's Fiancée Jailed For Six Years Over Shares Scam

The dad of football star Gareth Bale’s fiancée Emma Rhys-Jones has been jailed for six years over a multi-million pound shares scam.

Martin Rhys-Jones must also repay £2.2million he swindled from dozens of victims including an Alzheimer’s sufferer he fleeced of £300,000.

Rhys-Jones, 52, and his associates sold worthless stocks at hugely inflated prices. Salesmen working for him in Barcelona used high pressure tactics to sell shares that were restricted and worth almost nothing.

Rhys-Jones, was prosecuted in the US as some of the cash went through an account in New York state before being moved overseas.

Monday, August 29, 2016

54 Nigerian Students Get Scholarship To China  

Atleast 54 students of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, have been awarded scholarship to study in China.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, announced the scholarship at the send off ceremony of the awardees today.

Ahaneku said the scholarship was part of the exchange between Confucius Institute at Nnamdi Azikiwe University and Chinese Government.

The award was given under the auspices of the Institute to study Chinese programmes in different institutions in that country. Ahaneku said that the Institute would continue to promote cultural and educational exchanges between China and Nigeria, as well as strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the people.

Cobhams Asuquo Graces The Cover Of Guardian Life Magazine's Latest Issue

Iconic singer, producer & song writer Cobhams Asuquo is on the cover of this week’s Guardian Life magazine. He speaks about his love for music & his role directing this year’s Hennessy Artistry R’n’B Show that brings together some of the most talented artists who would all showcase alongside him at the event.

Police Describe Murder Of Port Harcourt Human Rights Lawyer As “ Pure Assassination”

The Rivers Police Command has said those who murdered Port Harcourt-based human rights lawyer, Mr Ken Atsuwete, would be found andbrought to justice.

Mr Nnamdi Omoni, a DSP, and Public Relations Officer of the command, told a news conference in Port Harcourt that Atsuwete was killed at 6.00 a.m. this morning.

He said that the police had commenced investigation into the incident and would ensure that the killers were arrested and prosecuted. Omoni described the incident as a “ pure assassination”. So sad!

Enugu: 'Pastor' Charged For Marrying Mother & Daughter

A pastor, Timothy Ngwu, was on Monday docked at an Enugu North Magistrates’ Court for allegedly marrying another man’s wife, daughter as well as another woman.

The pastor’s wife, Veronica Ngwu, was said to have petitioned the court over the development.

The victims whom Mr. Ngwu converted to his “wives” were said to be members of his church: Gods’ Favour Ministry, Nsukka.

One of the victims, Calista Omeye, however, told the court that her husband, Fidelis Omeye, had persuaded her to meet the pastor as he wanted her to do the will of God through the pastor.

Pregnant Blac Chyna Goes Completely N3ked For Paper Magazine

The future star of E!'s newest series Rob & Chyna is baring her all on the cover of the Beautiful People Class of 2016 issue of Paper magazine.

The expecting 28-year-old is seen posing in nothing but her birthday suit and ornate gold headband while holding her baby bump for the fashion publication. Throughout the revealing photo shoot, the future Mrs. Kardashian poses while scantily clad in a series of s3xy images. More after the cut.

Civilian JTF Commander Killed In Kaduna

Commander of Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) in charge of Kakuri community, Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Buhari Ahmadu Tanko, has been killed by yet to be identified assailants according to reports.

Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Aliyu Usman has also confirmed the incident. According to him, the late Tanko, 27 was murdered by hoodlums while attempting to stop them from stealing from the premises of defunct Kaduna Textile Limited located in his catchment area.

ASP Usman said the incident occurred today, Monday 29th August 2016, making it difficult for the police to make immediate arrest of any suspect in connection with the killing.

He however said investigation into the matter has already been launched and the culprits will soon be fished out to face the full wrath of the law.