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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

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

BREAKING: Obiano wins Anambra governorship election

Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has won the 2017 governorship election in Anambra State.
Going by the results of the Governorship election announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the APGA candidate, who is also the incumbent governor of Anambra State, is leading his other contenders with wide margin.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Anambra election: Obiano Leading

Anambra election GOVERNOR Willie Obiano and candidate of All progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, appears to be coasting to victory going by early results from poling units across the state.

Governor Obiano being screened at the polling station
Results from the poling units were compiled and announced in the presence of the agents in most of the units and in almost all the places visited by Sunday Vanguard, Obiano’s APGA was leading.
Sorting and collation of the final result from the 21 local government areas have already begun and would subsequently be delivered at the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Awka where the winner would be announced by the governorship returning officer.

Anambra Governorship Election 2017 Results - Live Updates (Unofficial)

Polling booth 002 Ezira Orumba south result out APC 12, APGA 44, PDP 10, UPP 2, PPA 1, APP 1, ADC 1, invalid 2. #AnambraDecides2017

2019: Fayose has better chance of emerging Nigeria’s President if …- PDP Speakers’ forum

Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Speakers’ Forum, Rt. Honourable John Gaul Lebo, who is also Speaker, Cross Rivers State House of Assembly has described Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State as a leader Nigerians should vote as President in 2019, saying his closeness to the grassroot, demonstrated with overwhelming attention Ekiti people accord him on the streets of the state, is a legendary feat achievable only by a model in leadership that Fayose represents.

Mugabe 'has hardly slept since military seized power', says his nephew

Harare – President Robert Mugabe's nephew Patrick Zhuwawo has reportedly said that his uncle has hardly slept since the military seized power on Wednesday.
According to Reuters, Zhuwawo, however, said that Mugabe's health was otherwise "good".
Zhuwawo reportedly said this from a secret location in South Africa.

Spain saves 500 migrants crossing Mediterranean

Spanish authorities say around 500 migrants have been saved by rescue boats as they attempted the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Africa.

3 more bodies found in deadly Greek flood

Athens - Greek authorities say three more people have been found dead from a flash flood that hit a district west of Athens, raising the total death toll to 19.
The fire department says the body of a man was on Saturday found on a factory's premises near the suburb of Mandra, 25km northwest of the Greek capital. The body has still not been retrieved because of debris and a nearby leaking propane tank.

Governor Willie Obiano, Gubernatorial Candidate of APGA campaigns openly at his polling unit.

Anambra Elections: APC shares rice to voters [PHOTOS]

The ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) has embarked on stomach infrastructure for voters in the ongoing Anambra Elections.
Below is a photograph obtained by PoliticsNGR showing voters in Illo Abito square, Nsugbe receiving packs of rice and meat in return for a vote for Tony Nwoye, the gubernatorial candidate of the APC.


PPA Guber candidate, Goddy Ezeemo arrives polling unit but is shocked to see no INEC officials or apparatus on ground

: PPA Guber candidate, Goddy Ezeemo arrives polling unit but is shocked to see no INEC officials or apparatus on ground.
gody2 - Anambra Election Live Updates, Results and status reports
gody1 - Anambra Election Live Updates, Results and status reports

BREAKING! #AnambraDecides: Man Arrested For Trying To Buy Votes

Officials of the Department of State Services have arrested a man for trying to buy votes in the ongoing Anambra governorship election.

Anambra Elections: Voting has started

Electoral Materials have arrived and INEC has commenced distribution of Electoral materials in Agulu

Photos Anambra Electioins: Meet the contestants

Friday, 17 November 2017

Anambra Election Live Updates, Results and status reports

Olusolacokerblog will be giving live updates from the Anambra Gubernatorial elections holding today. The Anambra Election live updates will be published minute by minute thus giving a full and comprehensive account of events that will occur in the state.

How to spot a diabetic emergency

Diabetes is a condition, not a death sentence. Yet, things can go wrong. Here’s what to do if someone has a diabetic emergency.

Reasons Nigeria cannot stop borrowing, even as debt hits $6.66 billion and increasing

The Debts Management Office (DMO) of Nigeria announced that the total debts of Nigeria has hit $6.66 billion (N20.3t trillion). However, it is hard for Nigeria to cope with its borrowing.

According to the statement released by DMO on Tuesday, November 14, 2017,  the new figure represents about 4.2 percent increase in the country’s debts when compared with N15.03 trillion as at June 30, 2017.

Meet the high-end escort agency where African girls sell their virginity for millions of dollars

An American model hit headlines this week after she sold her virginity for $3m to an Abu Dhabi businessman through a high class escort agency.
19 year old Giselle said she gave up her virginity in order to pay for tuition fees and go traveling around the world.

5 most stable and developed democracies in Africa

Democracy is a system of governing where citizens elect people to represent them, make decisions on their behalf and guide them. For the black continent, it is a system just evolving and gaining more acceptance.

As such, some countries seem to have gotten the hang of democracy over the years while others like Zimbabwe and others, not so much.
These African countries have been identified to have the most efficient and long-lasting democratic governments.

How a 34-year-old Stanford and Harvard grad built Stitch Fix into a billion-dollar company that just went public (SFIX)

CEO Katrina Blake has run Stitch Fix since it was founded in 2011. The company held an IPO Friday.
• The 34-year-old Stanford and Harvard grad was "risk averse" as a child and initially considered becoming a doctor.
• Lake is the only woman to lead a tech IPO in 2017 so far.

Friday, Katrina Lake became the only woman to lead a tech IPO so far this year.
Lake is the CEO of Stitch Fix, a subscription-based fashion startup. It works by having customers fill out a detailed questionnaire on their personal style, pick a shipment date, and pay a $20 styling fee. Stitch Fix stylists then pick out outfits to match your style, and if you like your outfit enough to keep it, you pay for the clothes.

Sexual harassment, assault and misconduct scandals

Since the string of allegations against Harvey Weinstein first began, an ongoing domino effect has tumbled through Hollywood, media, politics and other industries.

Pope to feed hundreds of poor at special Sunday lunch, Mass

Pope Francis will be offering several hundred poor people — homeless, migrants, unemployed — a lunch of gnocchi, veal and tiramisu when he celebrates his first World Day of the Poor in the spirit of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi.
Francis begins the events Sunday with a Mass for an estimated 4,000 people in St. Peter’s Basilica. Afterward, about 1,200 will join him for lunch in the Vatican’s audience hall, where they’ll be serenaded by the Vatican gendarmes’ band and a children’s choir. The rest will have lunch at nearby pontifical colleges.

Notorious Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Toto Riina dead at 87

Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina, who was serving 26 life sentences as the mastermind of a bloody strategy to assassinate both rivals and Italian prosecutors and law enforcement trying to bring down Cosa Nostra, died early Friday.

Italy buries 26 Nigerian women — most without a name

More than two dozen young Nigerian women who drowned during a migrant crossing from Libya were honored Friday with an interfaith funeral, closing out a gruesome new chapter in the years-long tragedy of desperate migrants trying to reach Europe and dying along the way.
To date, only two of the 26 women whose bodies were recovered Nov. 3 by Spanish rescue ships have been identified: Marian Shaka, a Muslim, and Osato Osara, a Christian.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

How Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan used the Police as a Political tool – Senate

The Senate Committee on Police Affairs Thursday alleged that former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan used the Police as a political tool against perceived political opponents.
The committee was mandated by the Senate in plenary on Wednesday to ensure immediate compliance to its resolution demanding the reinstatement of the security details of Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano.

You should be outraged by the murders of 26 Nigerian girls

Last week, the bodies of 26 Nigerian girls, aged between 14 and 18, were found floating in the Mediterranean Sea. Autopsies of the bodies confirmed that they drowned while attempting the dangerous, and all too often deadly, crossing from Africa into Europe. Theirs is a story that’s all too familiar: rather than being treated as murder at the hands of xenophobic, militaristic, nativist states, the deaths of migrants, Black people, and girls are all too often erased and ignored. Their names unknown, their lives cut short, these girls’ deaths are man-made and should be treated as murder.
The girls’ bodies were retrieved by a boat carrying 375 other rescued migrants, most of them from sub-Saharan Africa.

Mugabe 'trying to buy time' to negotiate his exit

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has refused to resign after meeting generals who have seized control of the country, as sources suggested the veteran leader was "buying time" to negotiate his exit.