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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

This is what Christmas in North Korea is like, according to someone who escaped

People have often wondered what the festive season in the world’s most secretive and isolated regime, North Korea, is actually like and a man who grew up in North Korea but later escaped has described what Christmas in his homeland is like.
The short answer is that Christmas in North Korea is something of a non-event. Millions of children all over the world have heard of Santa Claus but for those in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea he's not even a mythological figure; they have never even heard of him. No wonder US tabloids brand Kim Jong-un the "Grinch who stole Christmas".

US reduces aid to UN by $285 million after their NO vote to Jerusalem

The Trump administration says it has negotiated a significant cut in the United Nations budget to the United Nation.
The U.S. Mission to the United Nations said on Sunday that the U.N.'s 2018-2019 budget would be slashed by over $285 million, which is 25% of what they give to the U.N. The mission said reductions would also be made to the U.N.'s management and support functions.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

‘My Father Told Us To Study Hard Because He Has Nothing For Us’ – Buhari’s Daughter, Halima

Halima, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari, says her father told her that she must study hard because he has nothing to offer than education.

Halima said this while speaking in a video documentary titled ‘The Human Side of President Buhari’.
The 55-minute video, put together by the media and publicity department of the state, had ministers, aides of the president, and other members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) talking about how their feelings on Buhari’s management style, reception to counsel and his major strength.

Monday, 25 December 2017

Take a look at the most expensive house in America which is for sale

A developer is building the most expensive house in America with an asking price of $500 million.
Nile Niami, a producer-turned-developer is the man behind the most expensive house in America. The house is so enormous and so absurdly lavish that the list price for it is nearly five times the price of the most expensive home ever to sell in Los Angeles — that's a tie between the Playboy Mansion, which sold in 2016, and a speculatively built home in Holmby Hills that sold for $100 million last year.

Trump celebrates Christmas like most of America, with family

President Donald Trump is celebrating Christmas the way millions of Americans do: surrounded by family, the White House said. 

But unlike most Americans, he released a brief video in which his wife, Melania, joined him to “wish America and the entire world a very Merry Christmas.”

Sound of Music’ actress Heather Menzies-Urich dies at 68

Actress Heather Menzies-Urich, who played one of the singing von Trapp children in the hit 1965 film, “The Sound of Music,” has died. She was 68.
Her son, actor Ryan Urich, told Variety that his mother died late Sunday in Frankford, Ontario. She recently had been diagnosed with brain cancer.
“She was an actress, a ballerina and loved living her life to the fullest,” Urich said.

Christmas brings Northeast blizzard, bitter cold in Midwest

The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest was that it has been a white Christmas. The bad news was that a blizzard swept into parts of New England and bitter cold enveloped much of the Midwest.
Even the usually rainy Pacific Northwest got the white stuff. The National Weather Service says it’s only the sixth time since 1884 that downtown Portland had measurable snow — only an inch or two — on a Dec. 25.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Former governor of Adamawa state, Murtala Nyako's son, Aminu set to wed his Mauratian girlfriend, see their lovely pre-wedding photos

One of the sons of former Adamawa state governor, Murtala Nyako, Aminu, is set to wed his Mauratian beautiful girlfriend, Khadijat. Their wedding will take place sometime this month. Congrats to them! See their pre-wedding photos below

Man buys brand new BMW with the coins he had saved for many years (Photos/Video)

A man in China has taken delivery of a brand new BMW car he purchased with coins he had been saving for several years.

Fuel Scarcity: NNPC Increases daily supply from to 80million litres

Today, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, increased the supply of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, across the country from 30 million litres to 80 million litres per day.

In a statement released in Abuja, the NNPC disclosed that the hike in the product supply became necessary after the current hiccup in fuel supply was noticed few days back. It added that the increase would ensure that the fuel crisis comes to an end this week.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Court discharges fashion designer accused of robbery after 4 years in Jail

An Ikeja High Court on Friday discharged and acquitted Ifeanyi Igwe, a fashion designer, of the charge of conspiracy and attempted robbery four years after his first arraignment.
Igwe’s freedom came on Friday after being incarcerated for four years.Justice Raliatu Adebiyi on Friday found Igwe, in his late 20s, not guilty of a two-count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery.
The judge said Igwe’s  acquittal followed the prosecution’s inability to prove its case against Igwe.
Adebiyi held that “the evidence of sole witness in the case, Sgt. Augustine Okodo, the Investigating Police Officer (IPO) gave no evidence of the fact that nothing was stolen, there was also no evidence from the alleged victim.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Osinbajo reveals what will happen to Nigeria in 2018

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that in 2018, Nigeria will emerge better and stronger from the present condition of hopelessness and cynicism which prevails across the country.
He stated this yesterday while delivering his message during the 2017 Service of Nine Lessons and Christmas Carol jointly organised the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), and Voice of Nigeria (VON) in Abuja.

Nigeria was ruled by looters, now in hands of super looters – ADP

The Action Democratic Party, ADP, has assured that it would rescue Nigeria in 2019 from what it termed the failed leadership of both the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
In a statement by its spokesman, Prince Adelaja Adeoye, the party said it had better things to offer Nigerians than APC and PDP, whom he said looted Nigeria dry.

Ex-U.S. Ambassador Carrington urges Nigerian govt to address women marginalisation, poverty

A former United States ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, on Monday said Nigeria needs to address the marginalisation of women and the poor to attain sustainable development.

Mr. Carrington made this known in Victoria Island, Lagos, while delivering a lecture at the launch of ‘Defend the Defenseless’, a book written by his wife, Arese Carrington.
The lecture, titled “Nigeria and Africa in a changing world”, was put together by the Lagos State Government.

Two senators call for Trump's resignation over sexual assault, harassment allegations

Two Democratic senators have called for President Donald Trump's resignation over the weekend.

Sens. Cory Booker and Jeff Merkley both cited the multiple accusations from women of sexual harassment and assault against Trump.

Nigerian boy, 4, found dead after being kidnapped by his cousin for N5 million ransom

A 4-year-old boy was found dead in an uncompleted building after his cousin kidnapped him with the hopes of getting a ransom of N5 million from the boy's rich father.\

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Angry worshippers lash out against Trump across Muslim world

Large crowds of worshippers across the Muslim world staged anti-U.S. marches Friday, some stomping on posters of Donald Trump or burning American flags in the largest outpouring of anger yet at the U.S. president’s recognition of bitterly contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
In the holy city itself, prayers at Islam’s third-holiest site dispersed largely without incident, but Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops in several dozen West Bank hotspots and on the border with the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Three University of North Carolina, Charlotte Frats Suspended

The University of North Carolina, Charlotte suspended three more fraternities, according to a Tuesday report.
The school’s office of student conduct lists Phi Sigma Kappa, Delta Chi, and Lamba Chi Alpha as suspended after infractions by the organizations during the fall 2017 semester, reported The Charlotte Observer.

3 Deadly Mistakes Men Make In Bed That,Causes Weak Erection,Makes Their Wife Cheat..and How to Avoid Them

My Grandpa married 5 wives and had 19 children and there was no time any of the wives packed out of his house according to what my Dad told me. I don’t mean to scare you but the Number 1 reason women cheat on their husband is lack of sexual satisfaction. That is why you see older women have sugar boys, they claim their husbands are now weak or too busy to give them what they want in bed.

Buhari restates commitment to fight against corruption, insurgency

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Kano reaffirmed the commitment of his administration towards the fight against insurgency in the country.
Buhari, who made the remark when he paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, said the Federal Government was also committed to the fight against corruption.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

YouTube to hire over 10,000 workers

YouTube is hiring more people to help curb videos that violate its policies, according to
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said “some bad actors are exploiting” the Google-owned service to “mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm.”
Google will have more than 10,000 workers address the problem by next year, though her blog post Monday doesn’t say how many the company already has. Spokeswoman Michelle Slavich said Tuesday that some have already been hired, and the team will be a combination of employees and contractors.

Boko Haram: Rogers Nicholas replaces Attahiru as theatre commander

As the Nigerian Army intensifies its campaign against the Boko Haram, it has replaced the theatre commander, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru with Major General Rogers Nicholas.
The latter is the former Commander of the special Security Task Force (operation Safe Haven) in Jos.

Nigeria Suffers Second Largest HIV Epidemic in the World

Abuja, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS affirms that Nigeria has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world, consular sources revealed.
The acting Public Affairs Officer of the United States Consulate in this country, Kevin Krapf, referred to the issue during the commemoration of World AIDS Day in the Nigerian city of Lagos.

Man imprisoned seven years without trial freed

The Chief Judge of Anambra, Peter Umeadi, on Tuesday discharged a 31-year-old prison inmate, Chukwujekwu Ifejika, who had been in Onitsha Prison for seven years without trial.
In his ruling during his yearly visit to prisons in the state, Mr. Umeadi said that Mr. Ifejika was discharged for lack of criminal record or case file in an alleged case of armed robbery.
According to him, the suspect has been in prison custody for seven years without any hearing in court.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

5 ways Nigerians are getting HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS transmission is still alarmingly high in Nigeria.

On Friday 1 December 2017 will be World AIDS Day where awareness will be created about the HIV/AIDS virus, treatment, prevention and ways of being transmitted.

Nigeria has one of the highest percentages of HIV/AIDS patients in the African continent and World AIDS Day is a great opportunity to enlighten people of how HIV/AIDS can be transmitted from an infected person.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Libya and modern day slave trade

The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, on Wednesday spoke on the alleged sale of illegal African migrants “mostly Nigerians” as slaves in Libya, saying it would not take lightly the maltreatment of its citizens across countries.

Port Harcourt records fresh killings

There have been renewed killings in parts of Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.
Gunmen struck late Thursday at Alode Community in Eleme Local Government area where two people were killed.

Morning Teaser 'My husband has sent me packing because of my maid'

Maureen has been married for eight years without a child and now her husband, Godwin, has gotten her maid pregnant and wants her out of his house.

My name is Maureen, a 36-year-old woman. I am very bitter and disturbed at the moment as my husband of eight years has thrown me out of our house because of my maid whom he got pregnant.

In the years I have been married, I have not been blessed with a fruit of the womb and this has made me very unhappy. Before now, my husband, Godwin, had been very supportive and had always stood by me until his family started putting pressure on us.
It began when his mother came to the house last year and made it very clear that the family had given me an ultimatum to give them a child or they would kick me out.

In Oyo Government commences demolition of dilapidated school structures

Olowofela said that the model schools under construction across the state would be completed very soon.

Oyo State Government on Thursday in Ibadan commenced the demolition of dilapidated blocks of classrooms in its schools.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state government begun the demolition exercise from Ibadan Municipal Government (IMG) Primary School I, Mokola in Ibadan.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Buhari finally speaks on video of Nigerians being sold as slaves in Libya

Weeks after CNN started airing videos of many Africans including Nigerians being sold as slaves in Libya, President Muhammadu Buhari finally spoke on the incident.
According to a statement by the presidency, Mr. Buhari condemned the act in Cote d’ Ivoire on Tuesday night at an interactive session with members of the Nigerian Community.
Mr. Buhari said it was appalling that “some Nigerians (in the footage) where being sold like goats for few dollars in Libya.”
The president’s reaction comes two weeks after former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on November 15 condemned the act.

Nigerian govt declares Friday public holiday

The federal government has declared Friday as public holiday in commemoration of the Muslim Eid-El-Maulud celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, according to a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja.
The statement was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji.
It said Mr. Dambazau urged all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to use the occasion to pray for peace, progress and unity of the nation.

Graphic Photos: Family of four including 5-year-old girl slaughtered in Thailand


Police are hunting for two rubber workers after an entire family was found slaughtered to death at a plantation just a few kilometers from the Burmese border in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, Thailand on Tuesday.

Sickening video shows ISIS children execute a 'spy' by chopping his arms off with swords

A sickening video has emerged which shows young ISIS butchers who appeared to be in their late teens carrying out an execution on a spy and threatening death to other spies.
In the disturbing video, the pair, dressed in camouflage gear are seen stepping forward, before chopping off his arms with giant swords.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Femi Fani-Kayode shares heartbreaking photo of an African roasted alive in Libya as he condemns the slave trade boom

Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the ill-treatment of Nigerians in Libya and also the President of Nigeria for failing to address the situation.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Young Nigerian man and his older British wife enjoy their honeymoon in Ado Ekiti

A young Nigerian guy Pablo Classic Fasaki and his British partner, Maribel (Iyawo as she calls herself) tied the knot early this month in Ekiti State.
Fasaki and Maribel are currently on their honeymoon in his hometown, Ado Ekiti. He shared their photos on Facebook days ago and wrote:

Black Friday Magic: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now worth $100 billion thanks to Black Friday boom

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now worth $100 billion, all thanks to Black Friday sales.
The Amazon founder reached the 12-digit milestone for the first time, according to Bloomberg. He surpassed Bill Gates on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, advancing almost $11 billion past the Microsoft co-founder. Bezos is the first person to reach a net worth of over $100 billion since Gates in 1999.

Pay workers salaries before Christmans: President Buhari orders state governors

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday ordered State Governors to pay workers before Christmas.
The President gave the order while meeting with the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. 

Female lawyer, Yewande Oyediran, bags 7 years’ imprisonment for stabbing husband to death

An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on Monday sentenced a female lawyer, Yewande Oyediran, to seven years imprisonment for stabbing her husband, Lowo, to death.
The trial judge, Munta Abimbola, said that the convict was convicted of manslaughter and not of murder as alleged.

Most Indian BPO workers face racial abuse and stress: Study

NEW DELHI: Every time her client hangs up, the young woman from Hyderabad goes to the washroom and weeps. Then she dries her eyes and returns to her desk -- to pick up her phone and her fake American identity and drawl once again.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

"We got admission into same school in 2011, met in same fellowship, did internship in same company" - Corp members serving in same state weds

orp members,  Amara Uka and Ajah Anayo, who are currently undergoing their NYSC program, tied the knot on November 18, years after they met at the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO)
Anayo posted their wedding photos and wrote:

‘How I Feel When People Say I Use Church Money To Fly, Maintain Private Jets’ – Bishop Oyedepo

Founder and General Overseer of the Living Faith Church also known as Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo has stated that he feels good when accused of flying private jets and maintaining them with church’s money.
Bishop Oyedepo said he is not disturbed by false news carried around about him but only sees such as persecutions.

Fayose Provides Christmas Dress For 10,000 Ekiti Children

At least 10,000 indigent children in Ekiti State will be provided Christmas dress made from ankara and other materials during the yuletide season.
The State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, disclosed this during a meeting with tailors in Ado-Ekiti.
In a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, on Friday, November 24, the sewing and distribution of the clothes would take place in designated centres across the 16 local government areas of the state.

In Syria Regime bombing kills 19 civilians near Damascus: monitor

Syrian regime air strikes and artillery fire killed 19 civilians on Sunday across the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region outside the capital Damascus, a monitor said.

Syrian regime air strikes and artillery fire killed 19 civilians on Sunday across the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region outside the capital Damascus, a monitor said.

The deaths come despite the area falling within a so-called "de-escalation zone" put in place under a deal between government allies Russia and Iran and rebel backer Turkey.
Eastern Ghouta is already in the grip of a humanitarian crisis caused by a crushing regime siege of the area since 2013 that has caused food and medical shortages.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Mexico volcano erupts shooting ash and smoke into the air

Popocateptl has been active since the mid-1990s and authorities have placed the volcano on yellow alert.

A volcano in Mexico has erupted, spewing smoke and ash more than two miles into the air.
Mexico's Popocateptl volcano, also known as Popo, had three explosive eruptions, sending fragments into the sky.
The first explosion occurred on Friday, with two more overnight, covering nearby villages in ash and smoke.

Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe to get $10m payoff and immunity for his family

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Ousted president was also promised that his salary would continue to be paid for life, reveals senior Zanu-PF official
Robert Mugabe and his wife will receive a “golden handshake” worth many millions of dollars as part of a deal negotiated before the resignation of the ageing autocrat last week. The exact sums to be paid to the former president and his wife Grace are still unclear, though one senior ruling party official with direct knowledge of the agreement said the total would not be less than $10m.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Stop lamenting, join politics – Osinbajo tells Nigerian youth

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday called on youths in the country to join political parties ahead of the 2019 elections.
This, he said, would enable them to be voted into political offices.

From Hero to Villain: The Story of Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, ending a 37-year rule that was characterised by political and economic chaos.
Emmerson Mnangagwa, whom Mr. Mugabe had sacked as Zimbabwean vice president early November for being “disloyal“, would be sworn in as president on Friday.
The momentous events leading to Mr. Mugabe’s fall began on November 15 when the country’s military chiefs took control of state television – in an apparent coup – to announce their intervention in the political crisis that had engulfed the ruling Zanu-PF.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

How to Help Someone Make the Best Decision of His or Her Life

Most Christians are not preachers or teachers, and fewer still are evangelists, but all Christians are called to proclaim, to instruct, and to share their faith.
In Ephesians 4, we learn that the Holy Spirit gives preachers, teachers, and evangelists as a gift to the Church. These women and men are given to the body to help all believers be ‘mature’ and active in their ministry of proclamation, teaching, and evangelism. All Christians, then, should be growing and active in sharing their faith, instructing others about Scripture, and proclaiming good news in Christ. This includes helping non-Christians cross the line of faith.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Robert Mugabe refuse to resign

Zimbabwe’s embattled leader Robert Mugabe has vowed to stay in power for several weeks, despite intensifying pressure on him to stand down.
In a live TV address, Mr Mugabe said he would preside over the ruling party’s congress in December.