Saturday, August 13, 2016

Akwa Ibom Unemployed Teachers Take Matter To God, Says Please Touch Our Governor (Photo)

After waiting for about two years at home without any job, despite having received letters of appointment from the Akwa Ibom state government, some “unemployed teachers” in the state have publicly taken the matter to God.

The teachers, over 200 of them, gathered about 7.39 am on Saturday at the popular Ibom Plaza, in
Uyo, the capital of the state, to pray for God to touch the heart of Governor Udom Emmanuel. They prayed for about two hours.

“We want God to touch his heart for his government to post us to schools for us to start work,” one of the teachers who was involved in the prayer meeting told Premium Times.

 “We are from this state, and we have the right to benefit from the resources of this state.”

Nigeria Loses 2000 Children, 158 Women EVERYDAY

Everyday, Nigeria loses 2000 children and 158 women due to poor access to basic healthcare, an international organisation, One Campaign, said.

The organisation also said 750,000 children die every year in Nigeria before they were five years old because of pneumonia, cholera, malaria and other preventable disease.

The Nigeria Country Representative of One Campaign, Edwin Ikhuoria, said the National Health Act could “save the lives of over 3 million mothers, newborns and children under-five years by 2022 if fully implemented by allocating 15 per cent of the nation’s budget to the health sector.”

Sweden's Youngest Ever Minister Resigns

Aida Hadzialic, 29, expressed remorse for her actions after being caught drink driving as she announced her intention to step down from her post as Sweden's Minister for Secondary Schools. At a press conference on Saturday, she said she would formally resign on Monday.

Hadzialic was stopped at random by police on Thursday evening and was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.2 grams per litre. At Saturday's press conference, Hadzialic explained that she had been at a concert in Copenhagen and had two glasses of wine before setting off to drive to Malmö four hours later. Apparently she believed the alcohol would have left her system in that time.

She is quoted by Swedish tabloid, Aftonbladet, as saying: "After the concert, I chose to take the car home to Malmö, of course, in the belief that I was not affected. There and then I committed my life's biggest mistake. I choose to do this [quit] because I believe what I have done is that serious."

Nigeria Beats Denmark 2-0, Makes It To Semi-Final

Nigeria has qualified for the semi finals of the male football event at the ongoing Olympic games by beating Denmark 2-0 this night.

Nigeria will now play Germany in the semi-final. We say big congrats to them. More more victories please.

Usain Bolt Qualifies For Semi-Finals

Usain Bolt has qualified for the men's 100m semi-finals with a comfortable win in the heats.

The Jamaican strolled home in a time of 10:07 ahead of tomorrow's semi-finals and final as he bids for a triple-triple gold.

Bolt's start was not to his liking but he pushed on to pip Bahrain's Andrew Fisher in the final 10m to win the heat.

Bolt's rival Justin Gatlin also won his heat with a gentle run that came through in 10:01.

Let's Stop The Blame Game & Move The Country Forward - Sultan Tells Leaders

The Sultan of Sokoto and the President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, has warned Nigerian leaders to stop what he described as “blame game and face reality” as regards the bad state of the nation’s economy.

Speaking when he paid a courtesy visit on Governor Adams Oshiomhole, His Eminence who informed the governor that he was in the state for the annual meeting of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, said all hands must be on deck to achieve the Nigeria of our dreams.

His words: “Nigeria though is experiencing difficulties but we are much much better than so many other countries. It is only what you read in the papers that disturbs you, but most industrialized countries are worst than Nigeria but you hardly hear them. We have our own problems let’s put hands together irrespective of religion. Let us salvage our economy, make the country work, let people feel free to walk at 2am. Continue...

Andy Murray Heads Into Tennis Final

Andy Murray will go for gold again in the Rio 2016 Olympic tennis final after ruthlessly dispatching Kei Nishikori in a one-sided semi-final.

The defending champion, who is now guaranteed his third Olympic medal, recovered from the edge against both Fabio Fognini and Steve Johnson in the last two rounds.

Murray was superb from start to finish and did not face a break point in a 6-1 6-4 victory. He will play either Rafael Nadal or Juan Martin Del Potro for the gold medal on Sunday.

Breaking! Armed Man Stabs 6, Sets Train On Fire In Switzerland

A man has set a train carriage in Switzerland on fire using a flammable liquid and stabbed passengers, injuring six people, including a six-year-old child.

The man, a 27-year-old Swiss citizen, carried out the attack on a train travelling in Switzerland's far East, along its border with Liechtenstein, and was also injured.

Police said the attack had taken place this afternoon near the Salez station on a train running between Buchs and Sennwald and that some of the injuries were serious.

"According to the information we have for the time being, the 27-year-old Swiss man poured out a flammable liquid ... (which) caught fire," police said, adding that the man "was also armed with at least one knife".

Seven people including the suspected attacker were admitted to various hospitals with burn and stab wounds, the statement said.

Presidency Announces Death Of SSA On Economic Matters Ayoleke Adu

With heavy hearts, we regret to announce the untimely passage of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Economic Matters, Mr. Ayoleke O. Adu. He was aged 44.

Adu, a diligent economic professional and Certified Financial Analyst, CFA, passed on last week Saturday after a period of illness.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, on behalf of the President and himself condoles with his wife, children, mother and the entire family. He prays that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.

Naomi Campbell Graces Attitude Magazine With Empire Co-star, Jussie Smollett

Naomi Campbell happily shared the spotlight as she graced the cover of Britain's Attitude magazine with her Empire co-star, Jussie Smollett.

Drawing inspiration from the hunky actor's limitless talent- regardless of his sexuality- Naomi enthused: 'I’ve always said without gay men, I wouldn’t be where I am today.'

Kylie Strikes Her Sister's Famous Beach Pose

Kylie Jenner proved she was Kim Kardashian's mini-me, as she reenacted her older sister's famous bum pose on the beach during her birthday holiday in the Bahamas with Tyga yesterday.

Dressed in a pale peach bikini, the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan celebrated her 19th birthday in style- giving the cameras a sizzling show. Kim's photo (right)

Okagbare Pulls Through Semi-Final At Olympics

Ace Nigerian runner, Blessing Okagbare is through to the 100m semi-finals at Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In Heat three on Friday, Okagbare finished 2nd, clocking 11.16s to take one of the two automatic qualification spots.

The Delta State born sprinter was placed on Lane 5 for the race and finished 2nd comfortably.

Woman Gives Birth To Conjoined Twins At Syria War Zone

A mother has given birth to conjoined twins in a part of Syria that has seen some of the war’s heaviest fighting.

Nawras and Moaz, who are joined at the chest with protruding intestines, were born in the city of Douma in July. They have now been safely transferred by ambulance to a children’s hospital in nearby Damascus. The twins travelled with their mother and aunt and are said to be in good health.

Syrian doctors had appealed for help from the World Health Organization, saying the twins would die if they were unable to undergo surgery.

Dream Team Players Finally Receive Outstanding Allowances

Members of the U-23 team have been paid their camp allowances for 22 days, while injured striker Junior Ajayi has been cleared to feature in Saturday’s Olympics quarter final clash against Denmark.

The four-goal hero in the team opening game against Japan, Oghenekaro Etebo has been ruled out of the last eight clash slated for Arena Corinthians in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

“The Sports Ministry has cleared all camp allowances of the Dream team in Rio. Players and officials have now been paid 22 days allowances,” the team spokesman, Timi Ebikagboro said.

This means each player has now received $3,300 with coach Samson Siasia getting twice that amount.

Webcam Girl Claims Stripping Off For Men Helped Her Overcome Anorexia

A webcam girl who strips off for online punters eight hours a day claims the career helped her overcome anorexia.

Standing at 5ft 3ins Jayme Jones went from 11-stone to just seven during her year-long battle with the eating disorder. Such was the severity of her eating habits that she survived on fewer than 200 calories a day by eating just one tomato and tissue paper to fill her stomach.

But in June 2015 she decided to try something new after struggling to pay her bills on a measly salary as a salesperson in a phone shop.

'I Gave Up': Boy Who Committed Suicide After Being Bullied At School Writes A Heartbreaking Final Note

Daniel Fitzpatrick, 13, hanged himself in his family's attic in Staten Island, where he was found by one of his older sisters about 5:30pm on Thursday.

In a note, which was shared by a family friend on Facebook, the 13-year-old detailed how his treatment at Holy Angels Catholic Academy left him feeling utterly helpless.

'At first it was good. Lots of friends, good grades and a great life, but I moved and went back and it was different,' Daniel wrote.

'My old friends changed, they didn't talk to me, they didn't even like me.'

The Sad Story Of How A 23-Year Old Pregnant Igbo Lady Died

The look on his face said it all, and it was a look with many emotions rolled up in one.

Each of his words was laced with a deep sense of grief, despair, and confusion; he had lost his woman and his first son in one day.

Buchi Eze, 30, stood awkwardly on the edge of the pit, where his woman, Blessing, had fallen to her death. She was 23 years old and was eight months pregnant.

Perhaps, Eze’s confusion overrode other emotions as he told his story because only a day before, Blessing had just returned home from a hospital, where she was on admission for four days after falling inside a pit beside the one in which she had taken her last fall.

Sean Tizzle Advises Men Not To Take Condoms From Women

Lol, the Nigerian singer in an interview with Vanguard has explained why he is still single and why the babymama trend has continued in the industry. Short but interesting....

Why are you still single?

Maybe I’ve not seen the right girl. Even if I’m in a relationship, I will still like to keep it on a low-key because immediately they know that someone is my girlfriend, that’s when different temptations will start arising.

What are the things you want in a woman?

Just love me as much as I love you, because that’s the major thing. I’m not trying to be a tyrant, but at the same time, she has to respect me and understand where I’m coming from.

Photo News: Lagos Shuts Houses With Illegal Oil Wells

Oh dear! These Lagosians discovered oil at the back of their houses and they carefully built covers over it. The Government have now discovered the houses involved in these illegal acts and have now sealed up the houses. Those ones go don make hell of money o, lol.

Chika Ike Shares Photos From Her New York Vacation

Chika Ike is currently in New York and having the fun of her life. The actress has however been updating her fans online about how her vacation has been going by posting daily photos. More after the cut.

We Never Knew Things Were This Bad For Nigeria When We Were Campaigning- Oyegun

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, John Oyegun has said his party never knew things were this bad with Nigeria when they were campaigning.

Oyegun said this at a surprise 77th birthday party held for him by staff of the APC National Secretariat yesterday in Abuja.

“It has been tough times for the nation. When we were campaigning and it is necessary to continue to hammer on this part, we were not in government. We knew things were very bad, but we did not know they were as bad as we eventually found them and the revelations that come out everyday continue to buttress that fact. Continue...

Lilian Esoro Shows Off Her New Body

Just weeks after giving birth in the States, the actress has showed off her new body looking all beautiful.

Aww Charly Boy Writes On Sexiness Of Pregnant Women, Praises Them

This man is a good man o, lol. I remember back in the days, when I was in the baby making business. I always admired, loved, pampered and overprotected my wife, more. That's how come I was witness to the birth of our last two girls, (now grown ass women).

Yea, I loved her more each time I gave her a Big Bang belly. She glowed more, in my eyes she was sexier,(still is). Don't know about you, but there is something sexy about pregnant women that always suggests that they should be treated and handled with tender, loving, care. They are not only special but sexy as well.

I loved to watch her body change, her hips become wider, her butt grows bigger, her boobs become fuller, her belly is exciting, her navel is sensual; she is pleasant to look at, a full woman.

Graphic Photos: 7 Dead In Clash Between Hausa/Fulani & The Imo Community

No fewer than seven persons were killed yesterday evening in Akokwa community in Ideato North council of Imo State, following a bloody clash between the Hausa/Fulani community and the indigenes.

It was gathered that trouble started when a member of the Hausa community had allegedly attacked and killed two of the indigenes and thereafter killed himself.

Angered by the dastardly act, the indigenes in a reprisal attacked the Hausa community, where four persons were killed as well as the destruction of several properties and houses.

UNIOSUN Lecturer Caught In S3x Tape With Student Writes Open Letter To Nigerians & The World At Large

The embattled lecturer at the Department of Languages and Linguistics of the Osun State University, Ikire Campus, Dr. Olabode  Ojoniyi, has accused one of the lecturers of the university, who was recently dismissed for an alleged misconduct, as the person who allegedly contracted the 400 level female student to blackmail him.

The female student, who secretly recorded sexual activities involving her and Ojoniyi recently released the video, which has been generating reactions.

But Punch gathered from some students of the university that Ojoniyi, on Friday, posted an open letter on the platform of the Great Linguistics Whatsapp Group, where he accused the female lecturer and the Provost, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Prof. Olukoya Ogen, as the architects of his problem.

Chika Ike Covers The Latest Issue Of Vanguard Allure

Looking totally different in the water themed shoot.

I Once Got Aroused While Kissing On Set But I Managed The Situation –OC Ukeje

Nollywood actor OC Ukeje is one of the actors in the industry who brings life to the roles he plays. According to him, things could get out of control on set. In some of the roles he plays in movies, the actor has had to kiss some of his colleagues because it was part of the script and admitted he was got aroused on set while kissing a colleague.... Here's what he said to Punch.

“It has happened to me before that I was moved when acting a romantic scene but when it happened, I was involved with the actor in real life. I cannot speak for other films I am going to do later. You can find a girl super attractive and when you guys are kissing, blood starts flowing south ward. But I generally just try to remember that it is a job and I do what I have to do and leave the place.

Fortunately it has worked for me so far apart from the one time that it happened.” Continue....

Why Kogi Lawmaker Was Banned From Travelling By SSS

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says a member of the House of Representatives who was barred from traveling out of the country on Thursday is wanted for his alleged links to the arms procurement scandal.

Sunday Karim, a Peoples Democratic Party member representing Kogi State, was stopped by the State Security Service at the Abuja International Airport as he prepared to board a flight to the United States of America.

Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman for the EFCC, told Premium Times that state agents decided to move against Mr. Karim at the airport because the lawmaker had been elusive for weeks.

“We’ve been looking for him since then but we couldn’t find him,” Mr. Uwujaren said. “So we had to put his name on the watch list.”

Budget Padding: Restrain The Police From Arresting Me, Jibrin Runs To Court

The embattled Chairman of the Committee on Appropriation, Jibrin Abdulmumin, who made the budget-padding allegation, has approached a Federal High Court in Abuja seeking an order to restrain the Nigerian Police from arresting him.

The respondents in the suit are the Nigeria Police, the Inspector-General of Police, the Commissioner of Police (FCT), Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Hon. Yusuf Lasun, Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa, Hon. Leo Ogor and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.

The lawmaker, in his tweets and statements had given the impression that he was enjoying the cooperation of the police, over the allegations against Dogara and others.

But Abdulmumin, in the suit filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja with No: FHC/ABJ/CS/595, said there was a police siege on his home and that up till the time of filing the suit on August 9, 2016, the siege was still in force.

I’m Not On Social Media Yet, People Create Accounts In My Name – Pete Edochie

Veteran actor, Pete Edochie says he is tired of people using his name falsely on social media, but he has been helpless about the situation. In this chat with Saturday Beats, the Nollywood Legend said even in this age and craze for social media, he does not have an account yet, but so many accounts have his name and so many posts are attributed to him. Explaining this, he said;

“Right now, I’m watching football in my house, but as I speak to you, some people are posting on Facebook or Twitter, using my name and picture. It’s either they are talking about politics, state of the nation, ascribing series of proverbs to me or using my name to counsel people about marriage.

Someone asked me how I had time to put plenty proverbs on Facebook. I told the person I wasn’t responsible for them and that I didn’t even have a Facebook account, and she couldn’t believe it.

Do Not Boycott Quarter Finals, Dogara Begs Siasia, Dream Team

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has appealed to the national U23 team styled Dream Team VI, not to boycott its quarter final encounter against Denmark on Saturday, at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics.

Dogara, who was speaking against the backdrop of complaints of Team’s Head Coach, Samson Siaisia, that the players of the team have refused to train and may boycott the tie due to unpaid allowances and wages, said the Dream Team should take patriotism as a fulcrum of their campaign, as he will personally do everything within his powers to intervene in the matter.

He said the team has a very bright chance of repeating the feat of the Atlanta ’96 Dream Team led by the legendary Nwankwo Kanu and the team should be encouraged by all Nigerians.

Teen Stabbed At Home In The Middle Of The Night By Boyfriend She Broke Up With Just Two Weeks Ago

A 16-year-old girl used her last words after being stabbed in her Los Angeles-area home to scream the name of the ex-boyfriend she broke up with two weeks ago, helping to make him a suspect in her death.

The girl's screams woke her mother up and roused neighbors from sleep just after 3 am in the quiet neighborhood in Pico Rivera, about 10 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

Elena Lillian Moore had been stabbed at least once in the chest, and she collapsed and died in front of her mother a short time after yelling the name 'Rory.'

Democrat Party Hacked Again As 'Russian Hacker' Leaks Phone Number Of Each House Delegate

A suspected Russian hacker has leaked the email addresses and cell phone numbers of almost every Democrat in the House of Representatives along with the message claiming the presidential election is being 'settled behind the scenes.'

It's the latest cyber-attack on the Democratic party since WikiLeaks published tens of thousands of hacked emails from inside the DNC and Russian hackers apparently broke into the computers of the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Top Democrats have claimed that Russian intelligence is behind the cyber-attacks as part of an attempt to influence the election.

Six People Die In Private Aircraft At US Airport

Six people have died in a plane crash when a pilot was attempting to land a small private aircraft.

The crash happened at Shannon Airport in Fredericksburg, Virginia yesterday. Despite an attempt to land, the aircraft was pulled back up into the air towards the end of the runway.

"It's a small private aircraft that had come in for a landing. It got to the end of the runway. It pulled up, banked to the left and crashed in the trees and caught fire," said Corinne Geller, public relations manager for the state police.

Pictured! NDLEA Arrests Man With N9.8m Fake Currency

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Kwara on Friday said it arrested Mohammed Adamu for possessing N9.8 million fake currency notes.

The NDLEA Commander in the state, Mr Apeh Reuben, who presented the suspect to newsmen in Ilorin said the fake currency were mainly N1,000 notes.

Reuben said Adamu concealed the fake notes in a carton of noodles wrapped with cello tape.

He said that the suspect was arrested by NDLEA Jebba Command while on transit to Kano on Aug. 9, 2016. The commander said that Adamu conspired with a yet-to-be-identified individual in Ilorin to carry out the act.

Singapore Swimmer Beats His Idol In Men's 100m Butterfly Event

Phelps lost the top spot on the Olympic podium for the first time ever in the Men's 100m butterfly event - and for the first time during his incredible run in Rio.

Joseph Schooling, a 21-year-old from Singapore, took home the gold with a record time of 50.39 seconds.

Three-quarters of a second later, Phelps touched the wall at the same moment as South Africa's Chad le Clos and Hungary's Laszlo Cseh, all three recording a time of 51.14 seconds.

Pope Visits Seven Ex-Nigerian Prostitutes, Others In Italy

Pope Francis has surprised 20 former prostitutes by popping in for a visit at their safe house in Rome.
The women had been rescued from their pimps and are being given shelter and protection at an apartment run by a Catholic charity in Italy's capital.

The pontiff chatted with the women, some trafficked from Africa including Nigeria and elsewhere in Europe, for more than an hour.

The 79-year-old cleric has repeatedly described human trafficking as a "crime against humanity".

Man Rapes 5-Year Old Girl To Death In Bayelsa

The police in Bayelsa State have arrested one Timidou Jephther ‘m’ 20 years, for sexually assaulting to death a 5 year girl, identified as Queen Kaiser.

The incident occurred at Akedei community, a riverine suburb of Sagbama in Sagbama Local government area of the state last weekend.

The suspect was reportedly apprehended and and beaten to stupor by angry community ‎folks after the discovery of the remains of the kid behind his house.

Ray J Weds His Longtime Girlfriend

The rapper has officially married his longtime girlfriend, Princess. Ray J who is famously linked to his s3x tape with Kim Kardashian has finally made it through after their up and down relationship.We say big congrats to them.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Historic Moment Sprinter Becomes First Saudi Woman To Compete In 100m

Sprinter Kariman Abuljadayel became the first Saudi woman to compete in the 100m, finishing seventh in a preliminary heat.

Standing out from her competitors in a full-body kit and hijab, she was unable to qualify for the final of the event, but was praised heavily online for her efforts.

Abuljadayel, 22, follows in the footsteps of Sarah Attar, the first female track athlete to compete for Saudi Arabia in the Olympics in 2012, and the first to compete in a hijab.

She completed the race in 14.61 seconds, lagging far behind the current world record of 10.49 seconds set by American Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988.

Black Woman Who Planned To Join ISIS With Fiancé Is Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison

A Mississippi college student who tried to disguise a trip to Syria to join ISIS as her honeymoon has been sentenced to 12 years in prison on terror charges.

Vicksburg native Jaelyn Young, 20, sobbed in court during her sentencing by U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock on Thursday.

She pleaded guilty in March to one count of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization. Young had faced up to 20 years in prison.

Her parents pleaded for leniency at Thursday's hearing. An emotional Young said she was ashamed of her actions.

Photo: 3 Nigerians Arrested In $500k Credit Card App Fraud

Maxwell Ezenwa, Christy Tifase and Shalewa Olayinka have been charged by the Harris County Sheriff's Office investigators and U.S. postal inspectors in a complicated and extensive credit card app fraud.

Starting in early 2014, investigators began a joint investigation of a group suspected of being involved in "fraud app" credit cards where credit cards were applied for without the victims' consent, mailed to the victims, and stolen out of their mail boxes.

Two businesses were used to process the credit cards for large unusual amounts, and then able to generate cash from the fraud apps. Those businesses were identified as Lace Warehouse and African Fashions owned by Maxwell Ezenwa and Lagos Island Café, owned by Christy Tifase.

Lionel Messi Comes Out Of Retirement, Will Play For Argentina Again

Lionel Messi has come out of international retirement and will play for Argentina again. The FC Barcelona forward, 29, announced his international retirement in June after Argentina's penalty shootout loss to Chile in the Copa America final.

However, Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo reports that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has made a U-turn.

Messi is said to have agreed to return to national team duty after meeting new Argentina manager Edgardo Bauza in Barcelona last weekend.

The newspaper also reports that Messi has stated his intention to play in his country's World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Venezuela later this year.

Nnamdi Kanu Finally Agrees To Negotiate With FG

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra, has expressed the willingness of his group to negotiate with the Federal Government to end the agitation for self-governance.

Mr. Kanu and two others, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, are facing trial for alleged treason. and have been in detention since October 2015.

Reacting to the government’s decision on Thursday to release some members of the group who were arrested in February, Mr. Kanu’s lawyers, led by Ifeanyi Ejiofor and the Amoebi Nzelu, said they were not opposed to talks with the government.

Photos: Junior Pope & Wife Expecting 2nd Child

The Nollywood actor shared the good news via his IG page alongside lovely photos. See more below...

4 Months After Tying The Knot, GT The Guitarman & Wife Expecting Their First Child

GT The Guitarman and wife, Annie are expecting their first child four months after they tied the knot in April. We say big congrats to the couple.