Saturday, October 5, 2019

Hundreds of young transgender people seeking help to return to original sex

Hundreds of young transgender people are seeking help to return to their original s3x, a woman who is setting up a charity has told Sky News.

Charlie Evans, 28, was born female but identified as male for nearly 10 years before detransitioning.

The number of young people seeking gender transition is at an all-time high but we hear very little, if anything, about those who may come to regret their decision.

There is currently no data to reflect the number who may be unhappy in their new gender or who may opt to detransition to their biological sex.

Adebutu Keshington is the new Odole Oodua

Gaming magnate, Adebutu Keshington, has hinted that he may not accept any traditional title after his coronation as the Odole Oodua by the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi.

He said this addressing journalists at a media interactive session facilitated by Comrade Moses Olafare, the Ooni's Director of Media and Public Affairs.

According to him, the importance of the exalted Odole Oodua title is beyond taking another chieftaincy title in order of things in Yoruba land.

Tiwa Savage shares semi-n3de photos on Instagram

She shared the three photos hours ago captioning one ''They scared to let me loose cause I might bite''. The third photo below...

Boko Haram reportedly attacks Chibok again

Armed men suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents were on Friday reported to have launched an attack in Mifa, a village in the Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State.

An undisclosed number of houses were said to have been razed during the attack by the insurgents, who arrived at about 8pm, according to TheCable.

The online medium quoted a resident to have said, “They are burning houses as I speak to you; many of them arrived with motorcycles and started attacking the village. They have burnt so many houses, especially because it is dark and due to the terrain of the place.

Official UNN's website attacked by French hacker

The official website of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) has been hacked. It was hacked late last night by a suspected French hacker. The hacker who goes by the name nasty says he f**ks the world and hints the institution’s website never had any online security.

The institution has however managed to get the website back!

Ghanaian fraudster with details of 35,000 bank cards jailed in London

A Ghanaian fraudster who lives in London went on luxury holidays abroad after harvesting details from thousands of bank customers.

Emanuel Poku, 24, from Enfield, London, but originally from Ghana has now been jailed two years and nine months.

Poku pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the UK telecommunications industry and UK banking industry, possession of an article used in fraud and possession of a false passport.

He was sentenced to 33 months imprisonment at Inner London Crown on Friday 20 September.

Chief judge shoots self in courtroom

The suicide bid by a judge who shot himself in a Yala courtroom, Thailand after handing down a ruling on Friday has sparked concerns over possible interference in the case.

Khanakorn Pianchana, a senior judge at the Yala provincial court, pulled out a pistol and shot himself at the end of a hearing on Friday afternoon, officials said.

He was rushed to hospital where he underwent surgery for injuries said not to be life-threatening. The incident reportedly took place in a third-floor courtroom.

About 3.30pm, Suriyan Hongvilai, spokesman of the Office of the Judiciary, said Mr Khanakorn had apparently acted out of stress from personal issues.

Video: Rain of cash as bank's bullion van collides with fuel tanker leading to lost of lives

A head-on collision between a Bank of Ghana (BoG) armoured van and a fuel tanker on the Techiman-Kumasi road, Ghana on Friday, sent thousands of Ghana cedis notes flying into the afternoon sky.

The severe collision also left the driver of the fuel tanker, Osman Zongo, dead.

Two other persons, the Driver of the BoG van, identified as William Asare and an assistant of the Driver of the fuel tanker, identified only as Yussif, are in critical condition. Also, one cashier on board the BoG van is in critical condition too.

Mercy Aigbe stuns in blue and black 2 in 1 outfit

Beautiful piece!

Google celebrates World Teachers’ day with doodle

Google on Saturday celebrated the World Teachers’ Day with a doodle. Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements, and notable historical figures.

The World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers’ Day, is an international day held annually on 5 October.

Anambra arrests 250 illegal revenue collectors

Mr Mark Okoye, Anambra State Commissioner for Economic Planning, said that 250 illegal revenue collectors have been arrested and charged to court.

Okoye, who disclosed this while briefing journalists in Awka on Friday, said government would ensure that justice was done to serve as a deterrent to erring citizens.

“We implore the public to shun any act that goes against the developmental vision of the state as the government would not hesitate to lawfully deal with any defaulter,” Okoye said.

The commissioner said that the government under the watch of Willie Obiano was committed to delivering democratic dividends to the people.

Fasoranti’s daughter: Police have abandoned investigation into killing, says family

Almost three months after the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunri, the daughter of the leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenirefe, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the family of the deceased has said the police have abandoned investigation into the incident.

The eldest child of Fasoranti, Olufunmilayo, said this while speaking with Saturday Punch in an interview on Friday.

She said there was no indication that the police were doing any investigation on the matter, saying the family was not happy with the development.

Trump to block immigrants unable to pay for healthcare

President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday night barring immigrants who do not have health insurance and cannot afford to pay medical care costs from getting visas of almost any kind to enter the US.

Immigrants must now show that they will obtain health insurance within 30 days of their arrival in the US or otherwise demonstrate that they will be able to pay for their medical expenses. The executive order does not lay out clear procedures for determining whether immigrants meet these requirements — it will be up to individual consular officers charged with evaluating visa applications and the State Department.

Trump said the move is a means of cutting costs to American citizens, who he said pay higher taxes, premiums and medical costs to cover hospital fees for those who cannot afford care.

Africans are confused about s*x – Lorraine Lionheart

Curvy Botswana singer, Lorraine Lionheart, who has performed at different parts of the country, has shared her opinion on how Africans perceive s3x.

Commenting on the notion some people have that Africans are hypocritical when it comes to s3x, she told Saturday Beats,

“I wouldn’t say (Africans are) hypocritical (about s3x). S3x education in Africa is usually limited to biology classes in secondary school and most of us just dive in to the unknown as we grow. As a result of that, the way we express our knowledge and understanding of s3x is to a point forgivable.

Our views about it are so confused and conflicted and it’s because of our struggles to find the balance between cultural or traditional ways and the modern (western) ways. Religion doesn’t help us much when it comes to s3x education.  It even adds more drama to our perspective.”

New Minister, Akpabio stops employment in NDDC

The Federal Government has ordered the suspension of any employment exercise in the Niger Delta Development Commission with immediate effect.

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio who issued the order, also directed the suspension of handing over of appointment letters, documentation and all other processes connected to employment into the NDDC.

A statement issued on Saturday by his Chief Press Secretary, Anietie Ekong, said Akpabio gave the directive in a letter issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Didi Walson-Jack, to the Acting Managing Director of the NDDC, Dr. Akwagaga Enyia.

Rosy Meurer calls out filmmaker Chukwuma Innocent

Nollywood actress, Rosy Meurer, has called out a movie producer, Ideh Chukwuma Innocent for allegedly duping her during the production of her movie. In a lengthy post on instagram, the actress called out the producer warning him not to let it get more messier than this.

"����� I gave IDEH CHUKWUMA INNOCENT AKA ONESOUL my money to produce for me, he seemed very professional and focused. The way he spoke to me and all the lies he told me made me feel comfortable enough to trust everything into his hands.

''I let him pick the cast, let him use his team, he literally did all the arrangements and I was just like an actor in his film. I didn’t get involved much or question his decisions. He negotiated and paid the cast and crew, I didn’t get involved in that either. I don’t know how much he paid anyone, I was kind enough to make it flexible enough for him to still be able to cut and chop from wherever if he needed to.

Lovely photos of couple who got married years after they served as little bride and page boy at a wedding

Couple who served as page boy and little bride at a wedding have ended up becoming husband and wife. The bride shared the photos on her Instagram page writing;

''My #flashbackfriday puts forth the story of my life.... who would have known that this would happen.
From being little bride and groom, from being just family friends, from being the only older person I knew to help me with the kids that would bully me in primary school, we're now husband and wife.

''My parents and hubby's were friends long before I existed this had nothing to do with an arranged marriage, because we became an item officially 2 years ago because I and my family relocated and we lost contact till 2013, thanks to FB and BBM. Just look at my dad carrying my husband in his arms not knowing he'd become his son inlaw 27 years l8r. Jehovah was definitely involved and were indeed grateful''.

Father of dying quadruplet begs Governor Obiano, others for help

Christopher Okoye-Ifemma, a businessman from Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State who recently had a set of quadruplets has appealed to Governor Willie Obiano and his Wife for assistance to save the lives of his dying children.

Okoye-Ifemma, 54, said the hospital management told him that N1.5m was required to keep alive each of the children on life support, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

He said although the babies had brought joy to him and his wife after waiting for 13 years without a child, keeping them alive at the hospital had been difficult.

Shame of being r.a.p.e.d led us to baby factories –Rescued pregnant teenagers

Three pregnant teenagers among those rescued from baby factories in the Ikotun and Abaranje areas of Lagos said the shame of carrying babies born after r.a.p.e incidents led them to the state.

The teenagers, Joy, 15, Happiness, 17 and Favour, 17, were part of the 19 pregnant persons and four children rescued recently from baby factories in the communities.

The locations, according to the police, are Adisa Street, Ikotun; Owosho Street, Governor Road, Ikotun; Olugbeyohun Street, Olakunle bus stop, Abaranje; and Anomo Street, Abaranje.

Oscar-Nominated actress, Diahann Carroll dies at 84

Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actor and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant lead role in a TV series as Julia, has died. She was 84.

Carroll’s daughter, Susan Kay, told the Associated Press her mother died on Friday in Los Angeles of cancer. During her long career, Carroll earned a Tony award for the musical No Strings and an Academy Award nomination for Claudine.

But she was perhaps best known for her pioneering work on Julia. Carroll played Julia Baker, a nurse whose husband had been killed in Vietnam, in the groundbreaking situation comedy that aired from 1968 to 1971.

Although she was not the first black woman to star in her own TV show (Ethel Waters played a maid in the 1950s series Beulah), she was the first to star as someone other than a servant. NBC executives were wary about putting Julia on the network during the racial unrest of the 1960s, but it was an immediate hit.

Akeredolu donates N100k to each South African returnees

Governor  Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Friday, presented cash gifts of N100,000 to each of the South African returnees of Ondo origin for resettlement activities in their various communities.

Akeredolu, who received the returnees in his office also promised to give necessary support and provide an enabling environment for the returnees to start new lives.

Represented by his deputy, Agboola Ajayi, the governor particularly condemned the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other nationals living in South Africa by the indigenes. He described the attacks as unwarranted, barbaric and condemnable.

Akeredolu commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his visit to South Africa to condemn the ugly incident and find a lasting solution to it.

Pictured! Man disguises as prostitute, defrauds patrons at Lagos clubs

Luck has run out on a 29-year-old man, Victor Monday, one year after he started disguising as a prostitute to defraud men.

Monday was arrested by a police team from the Mushin Police Station around 12am on Ogunmokun Street while he was in female costume waiting for “a client” by the roadside.

He was initially apprehended for staying late outside without giving any genuine reason.

City Round learnt that it was not immediately known to the policemen that Monday, who adopted the name Joy to perpetrate the crime, is not a female.

Lovely photo of Tekno and his daughter, Skye

The singer who recently deleted all his instagram posts has now decided to update his page.  He shared a photo of himself and daughter, Skye and captioned it ''SURU'.

Beautiful photos of Femi Otedola and his daughters

Too cute....

Nigeria, South Africa to issue 10-year Visa to businessmen, academics

Following successful conclusion of the 9th Bi-National Commission of South Africa and Nigeria meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, which was elevated to the level of heads of state, both countries have agreed on issuing 10-year visas to businessmen, academics and frequent travelers.

The agreement was reached in a meeting co-chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, which was the first time both presidents will preside since the Bi-National Commission was elevated.

The decision was taken to encourage more people-to-people contacts among citizens of both countries and further strengthen socio-cultural, economic and political relations.

Dr Sid also celebrates one year of not smoking

Just like Don Jazzy, Dr Sid has also celebrated one year of not smoking. The singer revealed he was motivated to undertake the journey he described as 'tough' by Don Jazzy.

Taking to Twitter to share the news, he wrote;

''So about a year ago @donjazzy motivated me to quit smoking about 2 weeks after he did. It’s been very tough journey but I’m happy to share this milestone of 1 year #smokefree with you all. The hard work continues''.

Gunmen kill nine soldiers in Zamfara village

Suspected gunmen on Thursday killed nine soldiers in Sunke village in Anka local government area of Zamfara state.

Reports said the dozens of unidentified gunmen arrived on motorcycles, firing at the soldiers and policemen stationed at the community.

Sunke community is just 30 km south of Anka town, the local government headquarters.
However, highly placed sources within state government said that the attack was retaliation on the earlier killings of repentant bandits by the soldiers in recent time.

“Soldiers killed some of the repentant bandits and they vowed to avenge the attacks. The repentant bandits mobilized their men and raided the army formation in the village,” the source added.

Pastor tortures 10-year-old boy with an electric iron

A pastor with the Eagles Prophetic Gospel Centre in Gombe State has been arrested for child cruelty, by causing hurt to a 10-year-old boy.

34-year-old Pastor Emmanuel of Labor quarters in Tumfure, Akko Local Government Area, who was presented before reporters by the police alongside 15 other criminal suspects, claims that his victim, Daniel James, had been a truant, causing him to inflict the cruel punishment.

The pitiless preacher told Daily Sun that 10-year-old James was the son of an ex prostitute who had become a born again Christian as a result of a preaching outreach by his church.

“The 10-year-old boy committed a crime of stealing, which has been his habitual character. So, on that day, I took another dimension of punishment; I used electric iron to threaten him and it burnt him,” Pastor Emmanuel confessed.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Oyo NURTW resolves crisis, to hold election in October

Following months of suspension by the state government, factional heads of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Oyo State chapter have agreed to conduct election for the emergence of a Chairman and members of his executive council by October 23, 2019.

The decision was the outcome of a reconciliation meeting brokered by the State government and stakeholders in the state transport sector in conjunction with the national leadership of the union on Friday at the House of Chiefs, State Secretariat, Agodi Ibadan.

The meeting which was presided over by the Commissioner for Works and Transportation, Professor Raphael Afonja, addressed the rancor between the warring factions of the leadership of the transport workers in the state in order to ensure harmony among members

Jordyn Woods 'shades' Kylie Jenner over Travis split in cryptic tweet

Jordyn Woods has allegedly 'shaded' former BFF Kylie Jenner in a tweet that urged people to 'learn through every life lesson'.

Fans of the model believe her cryptic tweet was an underhand dig at Kylie, who has recently 'split' from boyfriend Travis Scott.

The 22-year-old was subjected to a flurry of cryptic messages from Khloe Kardashian in the wake of the 'kiss outrage' that followed her allegedly locking lips with Khloe's boyfriend, Tristan Thompson.

Now Jordyn has taken a leaf out of Khloe's book by posting a tweet that many of her followers think is a response to the disruption in Kylie's love life.

Student kidnaps his 10-year old sister, so he can use ransom money to travel abroad

Police in Taraba state have arrested two undergraduates of Modibbo Adama University Yola and Adamawa state university Mubi for alleged kidnapping of a 10 year- old girl.

One of the suspect, a 200 level Geology student of Modibbo Adama University Yola, AbdulBasit Umar who is 22 years old happens to be the biological brother of the 10 year-old victim says the Police.

The Police Public Relation officer, Taraba command, DSP David Misal, who paraded the suspects along with 19 other suspected kidnappers and armed robbers, said AbdulBasit and his accomplices were arrested by the police after being tracked when they were collecting N4million ransom at a location in Jalingo.

You don’t deserve second term, APC leaders tell Governor Obaseki

A group of leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, known as the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM), has claimed Governor Godwin Obaseki does not deserve a second term of office.

The group, in a statement signed by a former Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Samson Osagie and former Speaker House of Assembly, Thomas Okosun, also asked the chairman of the APC in the state, Mr Anslem Ojezua, to resign his position for alleged failure to resolve the crisis bedeviling the party.

The group’s reaction followed the declaration for a second term by Obaseki in Benin City on Thursday.

My child will remain in public school despite kidnapping threat – El-Rufai

Governor Nasiru el-Rufa’i of Kaduna State says his child will remain in public school in spite of the reported invasion of the state by kidnappers and Boko Haram elements.

El-Rufa’i stated this while reacting to the abduction of six students and two teachers at the Engrave’s College in Kakau Daji area of Kaduna State on Wednesday.

The governor, who spoke to State House correspondents in Abuja on Friday, said his child should not be safer or more protected than any other child in the state.

President Buhari returns from South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria. He returned to Abuja today after a three-day official visit to South Africa.

While in South Africa, the Nigerian leader held bilateral meeting with his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa.

The two African leaders also co-chaired the inaugural meeting of the 9th Bi-National Commission at the seat of government, Union Building, Pretoria, on Thursday.

At the meeting, President Buhari urged the South African government to open up its economy to allow the influx of more Nigerian businesses.

Court denies Journalist, Agba Jalingo bail

A Federal High Court, sitting in Calabar and presided over by Justice Simon Amobeda has denied bail for Journalist, Agba Jalingo.

Jalingo is facing charges of treasonable felony, terrorism and attempt to topple the Cross River State government.

Justice Amobeda on Friday also dismissed the preliminary objection of the prosecution counsel and held that one of the charges was punishable by death.

The Judge further held that the defendant did not prove special and exceptional circumstances to compel him to apply his discretion and grant Jalingo bail.

Kidnappers of Kaduna school girls contact school, demand N50m ransom

The kidnappers of six female students and teachers at Engravers College, Kakau Daji in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have demanded a ransom of N50m to free the captives.

The abductors had on Thursday took away six female students and two other staff of the school to an unknown destination.

The spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, DSP Yakubu Sabo, confirmed the incident.

A parent of one of the kidnapped students told the Nation on Friday that the kidnappers had established contact and were demanding for N50 million to free the captives.

Sowore: Laudable points Femi Falana made in court

The counsel to the Publisher of Sahara Reporters has defended his client’s choice of the word “revolution” in the August 5 protest that held across the country.

Mr Sowore’s lawyer, Femi Falana, said even the Supreme Court does not regard a revolution as a lawful offence.

Mr Falana cited previous authorities by the Supreme Court to support his argument.

“Even a coup that sustains the statuesque has been said not to be a revolution by the Supreme Court.”

Man strips in Edo bank as he claims man behind him on queue took his manhood

A yet to be identified middle-aged​ man narrowly escaped death from angry mob after he was accused of mysteriously causing the disappearance of another man’s genital organ.

The incident which occurred on Wednesday in Benin City, Edo State, at one of the new generation banks located along Sapele Road, caused commotion inside the banking hall, when the victim (name withheld), raised the alarm over the alleged disappearance of his genital.

He alleged that his genital mysteriously disappeared after the suspect who was behind him on the queue, touched him.

NDLEA arrests 42 suspected drug offenders in Oyo

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said on Friday that it arrested 42 suspected drug offenders in Oyo State between July and September.

Mrs Mutiat Okuwobi, the Public Relations Officer of the NDLEA in the state, made this known in a statement in Ibadan.

Okuwobi also said that drugs weighing 1201.902kg were seized during the period.

“During the period under review, brief intervention were also given to 35 drug dependant persons via counselling and they were integrated back to the society, while four other drug-dependent persons are still undergoing rehabilitation.

Gunmen kidnap ex-vice Chancellor in Ondo

A former Vice-Chancellor of the African University in Bayelsa State, Professor Valentine Aleto, has been abducted by gunmen along Elegbeka/Ipele Road in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Professor Aleto also was said to be travelling from Yenagoa in his personal vehicle along the road at about 6:45 am on Thursday.

The suspected kidnappers reportedly appeared on the road and forced him into a shop before he was taken into the bush.