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Friday, 23 September

03:10

Delta APC Crisis Worsens as Members Engage in Bloody Clash in Asaba Urhobo Today

APC
LAGOS SEPTEMBER 22ND (URHOBOTODAY)-The crisis in Delta State All Progressive Congress (APC) seems to be getting worst as members engaged in bloody clash at the party secretariat in Asaba, Delta State.
Report monitored in Vanguard newspaper revealed that police in Delta State have arrested some members of APC in the State following a bloody clash that ensued between supporters of the two factions at the party’s secretariat in Asaba, the state capital.

The party in the state had been in leadership crisis with a faction loyal to Olorogun O’Tega Emerhor and the other loyal to a Second Republic senator, Spanner Okpozo at loggerheads.
During the melee, thugs armed with dangerous weapons including guns invaded the secretariat and allegedly molested members of the state disciplinary committee who were meeting to consider a report of anti-party activities against some members.
Vanguard quoted a source as saying that there was exchange of gun-fire between thugs suspected to be loyal to both factions, adding that heavily armed policemen were immediately invited, who made some arrests.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Celestina Kalu, said that the matter was still being investigated.
The party secretariat has since been sealed by the police.

03:00

Join the Biggest Holistic Cyber Security Event in West Africa! Cyberxchange Conference 2016 holds on November 2nd & 3rd BellaNaija

Every 5 seconds there is a case of cyber crime, and this poses a threat to individuals and most especially organizations. Let’s build immunity, join the biggest holistic cyber security event in West Africa. The CyberXchange Conference 2016 which will hold at the Landmark Event Centre, Lekki Peninsula, Lagos on the 2nd and 3rd November […]

02:35

Ancient Jewish scroll now legible "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

How to open an ancient scroll without touching it | Science News

21 September 2016

Researchers describe the digital steps it took to unwrap a charred, roughly 1,700-year-old scroll and read its ancient Biblical text.

Credit: Seth Parker, Univ. of Kentucky.

From Science News:

Digital rehab exposes Biblical roots of ancient Israeli scroll

Virtual unwrapping reveals Hebrew text inside fragile artifact

by Bruce Bower

2:00pm, September 21, 2016

Researchers have digitally unwrapped and read an ancient Hebrew scroll that’s so charred it can’t be touched without falling apart. It turns out the document contains the oldest known Biblical text outside of the roughly 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls, the investigators say.

Archaeologists discovered the scroll’s remnants in a synagogue’s holy ark during a 1970 excavation in Israel of En-Gedi, a Jewish community destroyed by fire around 600.

In a series of digital steps, slices from a 3-D scan of the En-Gedi scroll were analyzed to bring letters and words into relief on a pieced-together, virtual page. Those images revealed passages from the book of Leviticus written in ink on the scroll’s disintegrating sheets. Radiocarbon results date the scroll to approximately 300, making it the earliest copy of an Old Testament book ever found in a holy ark, scientists report September 21 in Science Advances.

This computerized recovery and conservation process can now be used to retrieve other ancient documents “from the brink of oblivion,” the researchers say.

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02:28

Imo State Queen Nigeria 2016, Jecinta Okonkwo looks Gorgeous in New Photos BellaNaija

Jecinta Okonkwo is the reigning Imo State Queen Nigeria 2016 and she has released some lovely promo photos. She oozes poise and grace in the photos. Check them out: Credits: Photography: DeeZey Media Makeup: Clary’s Shades n Sparkles

02:27

Happy 70th Birthday KSA! Here’s a Compilation of 7 of King Sunny Ade’s Evergreen Songs and 7 Facts You Might not Know about Him BellaNaija

It’s Afrojuju living legend King Sunny Ade’s Birthday today and he’s turning 70! To celebrate, we’ve compiled a short list of things you might not have known about him and some songs for you to enjoy (for the mega fans like us). Since we can’t go all the way to 70, here are 7 Things to […]

02:21

Donald Trump Calls For ‘Nationwide Stop-And-Frisk’ "IndyWatch Feed World"


As the nation reels from two recent fatal police shootings of black men, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday called for cities nationwide to adopt “stop-and-frisk”—a widely condemned police practice that New York City was forced to abandon after a federal judge struck it down as unconstitutional, finding that it disproportionately targeted minorities.

“‘I would do stop-and-frisk. I think you have to,’ Trump said, according to excerpts of a Fox News ‘town hall’ in Cleveland, after a listener asked what he would do to reduce crime in predominantly black communities across the nation,” reports Reuters.

Trump’s “support for the polarizing crime-fighting policy—which involves officers’ questioning and searching pedestrians—collides with his highly visible courtship of African-Americans, who have been disproportionately singled out by the tactic, data show,” the New York Times writes.

“We did it in New York,” Trump said of the practice. “It worked incredibly well and you have to be proactive.”

Former NAACP president Benjamin Jealous characterized the tactic as “the worst racial profiling program in the country, in any city,” back when it was still in wide use in New York City.

The tactic was encouraged and became widespread in New York under the mayorship of Rudolph Giuliani, who is now an avid Trump supporter.

Federal judge Shira A. Scheindlin found in 2013 that “in [city officials’] zeal to defend a policy that they believe to be effective, they have willfully ignored overwhelming proof that the policy of targeting ‘the right people’ is racially discriminatory and therefore violates the United States Constitution.”

“Ending the practice in New York was a key plank of Democrat Bill de Blasio’s successful 2013 run for mayor,” as Reuters notes.

De Blasio immediately condemned Trump’s advocacy for the tactic, calling the candidate’s proposal “appalling.” De Blasio told NBC that “he’s either ignorant about the history of the city or he’s lying about it.”

Civil rights and social justice advocates also decried Trump’s comments.

“The idea of creating a national stop-and-frisk policy is the equivalent of advancing martial law and is beyond the constitutional power of the presidency,” Marc H. Morial, president of the National Urban League, told the New York Times in an email.

And one African-American attendee at...

02:09

Ironic: Anti-refugee PEGIDA leader flees Germany due to 'persecution,' seeks shelter in Tenerife, Spain "IndyWatch Feed World"

The leader of the anti-immigrant PEGIDA movement has cast himself as a "refugee," hiding on the popular Spanish island of Tenerife off the coast of West Africa. He says he's been forced to flee due to "persecution" his family faced in Germany. Lutz Bachmann, founder of the anti-immigrant PEGIDA movement, now claims something in common with the refugees he has been campaigning against, many of whom have gone through leaving their home countries as they can no longer live there. Bachmann, who in May was found guilty by a German court of spreading hatred toward refugees in a number of Facebook posts, has been living on sunny Tenerife for almost five months, Sachsische Zeitung reported. Bachmann claims that in Germany his family, including his wife, Vicky Bachmann, is being "persecuted" and there were several attempts to break into their house. He also says their car's engine was tampered with and almost burned out while they were on the road.

02:02

Two Men Nabbed with 700g of Cocaine in Lagos Airport BellaNaija

After evading arrest in Brazil and Morocco, two Nigerians have been arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos for suspected drug trafficking. The NDLEA Commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba, gave the names of the suspects as Okonkwo Francis Okechukwu, 44, and Ifedigbo […]

01:54

‘The Governor’ Continues Tonight as Angela Ochello Battles to Save Her Job | Watch a Teaser on BN BellaNaija

It’s a sad day in the Ochello household and The Governor’s office as results of Angela’s impeachment by the state house of assembly begin to filter in. All seems set for The Big Three and Friday Bello to finally take over the affairs of Savannah state and The Government house. However, it seems Angela and […]

01:43

The Final Four Contestants are Here! Get to Know the MTV Base VJ Search Finalists BellaNaija

MTV Base has revealed the names of the four Nigerian finalists battling it out in the third edition of the MTV Base VJ Search competition. Going head-to-head in the last stage of the competition are 23-year-old Tomiwa Olorunfemi, 21-year-old Tochukwu Onwubiko, 23-year-old Olayinka Oladiran, and 19-year-old twins Grace and Glory Danbaki. After competing against thousands […]

01:18

Lynxxx is back! Listen to his New Song “CharaCha” on BN BellaNaija

Lynxxx is back! After the very successful release of his widely accepted single “Serve You”, Lynxxx is back with his follow-up Masterkraft produced single titled, “CharaCha” which means ‘Clean & Pure’ or Quality! Lynxxx and Masterkraft brought you “Fine Lady” and this single is set to become another wedding favorite in no time. This one […]

01:09

Thank You BellaNaijarians! We Have been Nominated in The Beatz Awards 2.0 | See Full List of Nominees BellaNaija

The Beatz Awards 2.0 has announced this year’s nomination for this year award, which celebrates the creative work of the unseen players in music production and business for their contributions to the development of the entertainment industry. This year over 170 professionals and 600 individuals sent in their entries in different categories. The award ceremony […]

01:03

Ask Shade About Trusts: Does My Husband Have to Know? BellaNaija

Hi Shade, My name is Gloria, I got married 5 years ago at 35. Before the wedding, I already built a house at Mowe, a block of 6 flats, and I have other undeveloped property that I didn’t tell my husband about (so as not to intimidate or repel him). My plan is to gift […]

00:15

Recession: Hungry Youths Snatch Food Packs From School Children in Niger State Urhobo Today

File Photo

File Photo


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 22ND (URHOBOTODAY)-A new dimension has recently been introduced to hunger-induced crime in Minna, as hungry youths now go about snatching food packs from nursery and primary school children on their way to school in the Niger State capital, according to a report this morning in The Guardian.
The report said that one Fati Sanusi, a nursery two pupil of Mega Stars Academy, located in Kpakungu, Minna, cried to school, alleging that her food pack prepared by her mother was snatched from her by a grown up boy, who ran away even as she cried.

Headmistress of the school, Mrs. Cecilia Bunmi Koseemani, who confirmed the incident to The Guardian, said she and other teachers had hectic time pleading with the little girl to stop crying.
“We had to send for her mother who prevailed on the four-year-old girl before she stopped crying. The mother later rushed back home to prepare Indomie for her instead of the rice meal that was initially snatched from her,” the report quoted her as saying.
It said that Mrs. Koseemani appealed to parents to try and put their little school children in the care of grown-up schoolmates, so as to avoid such things in the future, describing the incident as a reflection of the prevailing hardship in the country.
“Several instances of hunger-induced crimes have been reported in Niger State in recent times,” The Guardian said, adding:
“It was reported that a housewife stabbed her rival to death over the modalities for sharing a measure of garri (cassava flour) brought home by their husband. There were other cases of people stealing food still on fire, as well as women collecting food items from sellers in the market and deliberately taking to their heels instead of paying.
“When caught, it has always been pleading for leniency and understanding, citing hunger, occasioned by the economic situation in the country as reasons for their actions.”
•Photo shows a pupil heading for school with food pack.

00:08

BN Travel: IK Nwosu’s Fun & Adventure with #GPhotosNG at Erin Ijesha Waterfalls & Ikogosi Warm Springs BellaNaija

Hi everyone! IK Nwosu here. So, I got back from my road trip to Ikogosi Warm Springs, Ekiti state, yesterday, and I’m both excited and sad. Excited because I’m back to share the adventurous and fun-filled experience with you, and sad because… I’m back. We made a stop at Erin Ijesha Waterfalls in Osun state. It […]

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Thursday, 22 September

23:56

Link Pan-African News Wire

Charlotte Bank Employees Asked to Stay Home After Night of Rebellion
By JEFFREY COLLINS
ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C.
Sep 22, 2016, 9:36 AM ET

Streets appeared calm early Thursday in downtown Charlotte after a second night of violent protests over the deadly police shooting of a Black man, although at least three major businesses were asking their employees to stay home for the day as the city remained on edge.

Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Duke Energy all told employees not to venture into North Carolina's largest city after Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency Wednesday night and called in the National Guard after Charlotte's police chief said he needed the help. The North Carolina National Guard arrived at a Charlotte armory early Thursday and Guard vehicles left the armory about 8 a.m.

Federal help also is on the way, with the Justice Department sending to Charlotte a team of trained peacekeepers designed to help resolve community conflict. The department's Community Relations Service has been deployed to other cities roiled by tense flare-ups between police and residents.

Meanwhile, Mayor Jennifer Roberts told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Thursday that city officials are talking about imposing a curfew.

Anger has continued to build over the shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott by a black police officer on Tuesday afternoon and the wildly different accounts about what happened from authorities and Scott's family and neighbors.

A peaceful prayer vigil turned into an angry march and then a night of violence after a protester was shot and critically wounded as people charged police in riot gear trying to protect an upscale hotel in Charlotte's typically vibrant downtown. Police did not shoot the man, city officials said.

Video obtained and verified by The Associated Press, which was recorded right after the shooting, shows someone lying in a pool of blood as people scream and a voice yells for someone to call for help. People are then told to back up from the scene.

The unrest took many by surprise in Charlotte, the banking capital of the South with a population of 830,000 people, about 35 percent of them black. The city managed to pull through a racially charged shooting three years ago without the unrest that erupted in recent years in places such as Baltimore, Milwaukee and Ferguson, Missouri.

In 2013, Charlotte police charged one of their own, Randall Kerrick with voluntary manslaughter within days, after the white officer shot an unarmed black man who had been in a wreck and was looking for help. The jury deadlocked and the charge was dropped last summer. The city saw a few protests but no violence.

On Wednesday, hundreds of protesters who were shouting "black lives matter" and "hands up, don't shoot" left after police fired flash grenades and tear gas after the shooting. But several groups of a dozen or more protesters stayed behind, attacking people, including reporters, shattering windows to hotels, office buildings and restaurants and setting small fires. The NASCAR Hall of Fame was among the places damaged.

At one point, television news helicopters showed protesters on the loop highway around downtown, trying to stop cars for several minutes before police arri...

23:56

Girl, 12, dies after falling into pit toilet New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

A 12-year-old girl, Blessing, reportedly died when she fell into a pit latrine at Asin-Ekiti, in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State. A witness, Mrs Ruth Bamidele, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday that the deceased was running an errand for her parents on Monday evening when the incident occurred. Bamidele […]

The post Girl, 12, dies after falling into pit toilet appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

23:54

The Wedding Mall presents #HowIStarted IV with Dolapo Oni | Sunday 25th September 2016 BellaNaija

The Wedding Mall is once again bringing together budding entrepreneurs in the Federal Capital for #HowIStarted IV. #HowIStarted is a free one-day entrepreneurial seminar for creative and young professional looking to make the switch to launch sustainable business inspired by their passions/talents. Attendees at the fourth #HowIStarted event will be learning from the experiences of […]

23:48

We ❤️ it! Watch the Video for EmmaOhMaGod’s New Single ‘Marry Me’ BellaNaija

One of our favourite comedians EmmaOhMaGod has released the official video to his song ‘Marry Me’. The song was produced by Olaitan Dada while the video was directed by Shabach Akinyele. You can download the song here. A love song, we see him ‘toasting’ a young girl and in the edn she falls for his charms and […]

23:34

Woman bathes 14-year-old niece with hot water over soup New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

A 29-year-old businesswoman, Odor Oyinyechiwho, who allegedly poured hot water on her 14-year-old niece,  Esther Ariserekwu, is facing trial at a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The court, however, granted her bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum. One of the sureties,  the court said, must be a blood […]

The post Woman bathes 14-year-old niece with hot water over soup appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

23:29

Stanbic IBTC Supports Children without Limbs with its #Together4ALimb Initiative – Organizes Charity Walk | This Saturday, September 24th BellaNaija

“The first time I held my boy after delivery, it was really devastating. I wept for days,” says Elfrida Osuma, mother of a child who was born without limbs. She was probably crying because she knows that living in our society without a body part, or any kind of disability, is very challenging. Perhaps even […]

23:29

BN Living Trends: Career Inspired Photoshoots for Kids! See Our Leaders of Tomorrow as Doctors, Teachers, Chefs & more BellaNaija

Today’s BN Living Trend is all about playing dress up! Parents love to dress their kids in cute outfits on a regular day, I’ve heard it’s like dressing your own live doll… Lol. But today’s post is a lot more special. Parents and photographers are putting a spin on things and dressing kids as career professionals. […]

23:20

#MTVMAMA2016: Wizkid, Flavour, Linda Ikeji & More Nominated for this Year’s MTV Africa Music Awards + Trevor Noah announced as Host for the Show BellaNaija

South African comedian and host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” Trevor Noah will be heading home to host the sixth edition of the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA). The event is set to take place at Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016. It will feature performances from stand-out African stars like Alikiba, Babes […]

23:11

Excited Parents Share How Their Children Won N100,000 Scholarship from Ribena BellaNaija

At the redemption party of the ongoing Ribena Back to School Scholarship, the parents of the beneficiaries shared how their children became beneficiaries of the N100,000 scholarship. Harry-Anyibuofu Jeremiah (Abuja)- Mum of 1 year old Jeremiah shared her excitement at the redemption party. “At first, I didn’t believe it, not until I got a call […]

23:00

When Luxury Meets Fun! That Amazing Afternoon when BMW Club Nigeria Celebrated BMW at 100 with Freeze, Toolz, Olamide, Ozzy Agu & More BellaNaija

BMW Club Nigeria, on Saturday, September 10th 2016, rolled out an amazing, never seen before motor sports themed celebration, to mark the 100 years centenary anniversary of the BMW brand. The event which took place at the prestigious Eko Atlantic City had a uniquely designed sequence of activities in a motorsports themed set-up. The event […]

23:00

Bangkok edges out London as world’s top travel destination – MasterCard New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

The Thai capital of Bangkok has beaten London to be crowned the world’s most popular travel destination in 2016. This is contained in the annual ranking released by global payments and technology company MasterCard. Thailand, South-East Asia’s second largest economy had been a rare bright spot for tourism. It had grappled with weak consumer confidence […]

The post Bangkok edges out London as world’s top travel destination – MasterCard appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

22:57

Lawyer sues Buhari over Kogi ministerial slot New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

A lawyer, Daniel Makolo, has sued President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly failing to appoint a minister to represent Kogi in his cabinet. Makolo said his suit FHC\L\CS\44\2016 at the Federal High Court, Lokoja on Thursday was pursuant to Order 34 Rule (1) and Order 5 Rule (1) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules […]

The post Lawyer sues Buhari over Kogi ministerial slot appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

22:57

‘Hundreds dead’ off Egypt coast – survivors New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Survivors from a boat which capsized off the Egyptian coast on Wednesday have told the BBC that hundreds of people may have drowned. The boat was carrying about 550 migrants when it capsized eight miles (12km) off the coast, they say. Authorities have rescued 163 people and recovered 42 bodies so far off the port […]

The post ‘Hundreds dead’ off Egypt coast – survivors appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

22:42

A Second Night of Riots Rocks Charlotte as America Teeters on the Edge of Chaos "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Michael Snyder

20160920_charlotte3

Rioting and civil unrest are becoming a common occurrence in America.

The city of Charlotte has been hit by a second night of violence even though authorities are desperately pleading for calm. What sparked the chaos in Charlotte was the shooting of a 43-year-old black man named Keith Lamont Scott. It appears that he was armed when he was shot, and the police officer that shot him was also black, but those facts have done little to ease the fury of the protesters. On Tuesday night 16 police officers were injured by rioters, including one that was hit in the face by a rock. Hopefully there will be fewer casualties by the time the violence on Wednesday night is over.

So far things don’t look good though. The following is how USA Today is describing the violence that we have witnessed so far on Wednesday night…

A second night of dramatic protests gripped this North Carolina city Wednesday night, one day after a police-involved shooting of an African-American man led to angry demonstrations, smashed windows and trucks set ablaze.

Protesters beat against a police van and broke a window of the Ciity Smoke barbecue restaurant and bar downtown. Some yelled “hands up, don’t shoot.” Police tossed out smoke bombs. Protesters running outside of the Omni Charlotte Hotel said someone had been shot but that could not immediately be confirmed Wednesday night.

Later on it was confirmed that someone indeed was shot. In fact, local news is reporting that there is a pool of blood on the ground

At least one person was injured in the confrontation, though it wasn’t immediately clear how.

They shot him,” one witness told WBTV. “They tried to cover up his blood.”

Firefighters rushed in to pull the man to a waiting ambulance.

Officers on bicycles surrounded a pool of blood on the ground and a few people threw bottles and clods of dirt at police.

Of course this follows an extremely tense night of violence and chaos that made headlines all over the globe. Just hours after Keith Lamont Scott was shot, hundreds of very angry protesters descended on downtown Charlotte

Several hundred people blocked streets well after midnight, despite the use of tear gas by police in riot gear. Clouds of tear gas drifted over the crowd, and people coughed and fell back before walking toward police lines again multiple times.

They held signs that said “Stop Killing Us” and “Black Lives Matter,” and they chanted “No justice, no peace.” One sign read: “IT WAS A BOOK.”

The scene was sometimes chaotic and tense, with water bottles and stones thrown at police lines, but many pro...

A Second Night of Riots Rocks Charlotte as America Teeters on the Edge of Chaos "IndyWatch Feed World"

20160920_charlotte3

Rioting and civil unrest are becoming a common occurrence in America.

The city of Charlotte has been hit by a second night of violence even though authorities are desperately pleading for calm. What sparked the chaos in Charlotte was the shooting of a 43-year-old black man named Keith Lamont Scott. It appears that he was armed when he was shot, and the police officer that shot him was also black, but those facts have done little to ease the fury of the protesters. On Tuesday night 16 police officers were injured by rioters, including one that was hit in the face by a rock. Hopefully there will be fewer casualties by the time the violence on Wednesday night is over.

So far things don’t look good though. The following is how USA Today is describing the violence that we have witnessed so far on Wednesday night…

A second night of dramatic protests gripped this North Carolina city Wednesday night, one day after a police-involved shooting of an African-American man led to angry demonstrations, smashed windows and trucks set ablaze.

Protesters beat against a police van and broke a window of the Ciity Smoke barbecue restaurant and bar downtown. Some yelled “hands up, don’t shoot.” Police tossed out smoke bombs. Protesters running outside of the Omni Charlotte Hotel said someone had been shot but that could not immediately be confirmed Wednesday night.

Later on it was confirmed that someone indeed was shot. In fact, local news is reporting that there is a pool of blood on the ground

At least one person was injured in the confrontation, though it wasn’t immediately clear how.

They shot him,” one witness told WBTV. “They tried to cover up his blood.”

Firefighters rushed in to pull the man to a waiting ambulance.

Officers on bicycles surrounded a pool of blood on the ground and a few people threw bottles and clods of dirt at police.

Of course this follows an extremely tense night of violence and chaos that made headlines all over the globe. Just hours after Keith Lamont Scott was shot, hundreds of very angry protesters descended on downtown Charlotte

Several hundred people blocked streets well after midnight, despite the use of tear gas by police in riot gear. Clouds of tear gas drifted over the crowd, and people coughed and fell back before walking toward police lines again multiple times.

They held signs that said “Stop Killing Us” and “Black Lives Matter,” and they chanted “No justice, no peace.” One sign read: “IT WAS A BOOK.”

The scene was sometimes chaotic and tense, with water bottles and stones thrown at police lines, but many protesters called for peace and implored their fellow demonstrators not to act violently.

In addition to 16 police officers being injured, there were reports that rioters were hurling...

22:23

Akudo Abengowe-Adebayo: My Children are My World BellaNaija

I was chatting with my long-time girlfriend Juliet who lives in Ghana, and she said something that quite struck me. “Who would have believed that you would turn out to be a good mother Akudo? You never did look the part” she concluded. I must confess, I had to pause in my response and think […]

22:10

President Buhari Says FG Will Welcome UN as Negotiator for Proposed Swap of Abducted Chibok Girls with Boko Haram Terrorists BellaNaija

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria will welcome intermediaries from the United Nations (UN) on the proposed swapping of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls with Boko Haram Terrorists held in custody. The president made the proposal at a meeting with the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly in […]

22:03

U.S Consulate to Hold Its 17th Annual College and Career Fair this September | 32 American Universities to Participate BellaNaija

Prospective undergraduate students interested in studying in the United States will have an opportunity to explore their options at the annual College and Career Fair organized by the U.S. Consulate General, Lagos. The Fair, in its 17th year, will be held in Lagos on Monday, September 26, 2016, at Chrisland High School, Ikeja, and on Tuesday, September […]

21:48

‘Ancient humans left Africa once’ "IndyWatch Feed World"

Human migration out of Africa, picture by P.D. deMenocal and C. Stringer/Nature 2016

From Science News:

Going global

Previous studies have used fossil, archaeological and genetic data to time humans’ colonization of the world (times shown above). New genetic studies may change that map; they suggest small numbers of people left Africa 120,000 years ago, but left little trace in the DNA of present-day people. Most non-Africans inherited their DNA from people who left Africa between about 70,000 and 50,000 years ago, new studies suggest. But a climate study indicates that was the worst possible time for an out-of-Africa migration and suggests people may have left earlier, between 80,000 and 100,000 years ago.

This video says about itself:

Predicted spread of humans around the world | Science News

21 September 2016

Earth wobbles on its axis, causing major climate shifts. Some of those shifts turned the Arabian Peninsula into lush grassland that ancient humans could have traversed as they migrated out of Africa. Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa simulated climate conditions over the last 125,000 years and predicted how those changes would have allowed humans to spread around the globe (increasing intensity of red shows greater predicted migration).

Credit: Tobias Friedrich

The Science News article continues:

Single exodus from Africa gave rise to today’s non-Africans

Genetic data point to a date less than 72,000 years ago but climate scientists disagree

By Tina Hesman Saey

3:28pm, September 21, 2016

One wave of ancient human migrants out of Africa gave rise to all non-Africans alive today, three separate genetic studies conclude.

Those human explorers left Africa about 50,000 to 72,000 years ago, mixed with Neandertals and spread across the world, researchers report online September 21 in Nature. The studies present data from genetically diverse and previously unrepresented populations. Together they offer a detailed picture of deep human history and may settle some long-standing debates, but there is still room to quibble. All non-Africans stem from one major founding population, the studies agree, but earlier human migrations are also recorded in present-day people’s DNA, one study finds. And a fourth study in the same issue of Nature, this one focusing on ancient climate, also makes the case for an earlier exodus.

Scientists have long debated when anatomically m...

21:40

Bridestead Set to Officially Launch her Bridal Showroom | Saturday, September 24th BellaNaija

Bridestead officially launches her bridal showroom! It’s going to be a beautiful affair with refreshments and a dance competition where the winner gets a wedding dress! Find details below: Date: Saturday, September 24th, 2016 Venue: 4a, General Emdin Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. Host: Wofaifada Attendance is free and prospective attendees must first reach us […]

21:34

Jolie, Pitt: Actor ‘under investigation for physical abuse of his children’ New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

* As French actress denies role in split Angelina Jolie’s divorce from Brad Pitt was sparked after he allegedly verbally and physically abused their children, it was reported on Thursday. It follows an alleged drunken incident on a flight last Wednesday when the star is accused of going “wild”, screaming and “getting physical”. The Los […]

The post Jolie, Pitt: Actor ‘under investigation for physical abuse of his children’ appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

21:31

Events This Weekend BellaNaija

Hello BellaNaijarians! Here are some of the events happening around you this weekend. Go out and have fun with friends and family! *** First Education UK Exhibition in Calabar The exhibition, hosted by the British Council, is the first in South-South Nigeria and is a platform to interact with representatives from top UK institutions on […]

21:27

Yemen: Saudi-led air strike ‘kills 19’ New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

A Yemeni government official said the residential area was “probably hit in error” At least 19 civilians have been killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah, local officials and medics say. The raid late on Wednesday reportedly targeted a presidential palace used by the Houthi rebel movement, but […]

The post Yemen: Saudi-led air strike ‘kills 19’ appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

21:25

Naeto C is the face of Sport Luxe Menswear Brand MXVV’s Harmattan/Dry Collection 2017 | See the Campaign Photos BellaNaija

MXVV is the birth child of fast rising Menswear Designer Babatunde Oyeyemi. He felt there was a niche in the Urban Wear Market in Nigeria with a lot of urban wear brands very stale and simple he decided to create a diffusion line from Maxivive called MXVV. He also just didn’t want to create an […]

21:22

Chibok girls: We’ll welcome UN intermediaries in B’Haram talks – Buhari New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Nigeria would welcome United Nations representatives as intermediaries in any talks with Boko Haram on the release of about 200 schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok in 2014, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday. Nigeria would “welcome intermediaries such as UN outfits, to step in”, Buhari told United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at a meeting on […]

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21:15

Food Memories & History, Coastal Mesoamerican Edition "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Hudutu Credit Davide Luciano for The New York Times. Food stylist: Maggie Ruggiero. Prop stylist: Gozde Eker.

Belize is a close neighbor to the culture described here, so this story, and especially the colors on the tables in the photos, have an air of familiarity:

A History Lesson, Served as Coconut-Seafood Soup

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When Sulma Arzu-Brown’s father traveled from his village in Honduras into the city, people pointed at him, at his black skin. When he spoke his language, people laughed. “They said, ‘Look at that monkey, goo goo gaga,’ ” Arzu-Brown told me.When it was time for her mother to be promoted at her job, she stood out a little too much. “Blanca,” her boss said to her, “I know you’re qualified, but I can’t give the job to you. You have family in the U.S. Go there. You’ll achieve there.”

Arzu-Brown told me these stories in a calm voice; not the calm of acquiescence but, I assume, of understanding that the present outshines the past. Her family is Garifuna, the descendants of intermarried Africans and Caribs who live on the Atlantic coast of Honduras, Nicaragua, Belize and Guatemala. Rejecting the discrimination they faced in Honduras, her family moved to New York in the 1980s, when she was 5.

In the Bronx, where Sulma grew up speaking Spanish and English, she felt unknown. To her black friends, she was black. To others, she was Latina. “Sometimes, I’d be called Afro-Latino, but deep inside, I knew we were something else,” she said. “We were Garifuna.” Her parents, scarred from their humiliations, didn’t teach their daughter to speak their language. “But I knew we were Garifuna because we danced the punta at home,” Arzu-Brown says. “Because we ate hudutu.”

Hudutu is a dish beloved by many Hondurans, but it comes specifically from the Garifuna. You can tell it’s from the tropical coast because it’s a soup of coconut milk, teeming with seafood. But its African roots seem clearer when you consider the fact that it’s always eaten with machuca, sweet and green plantains beaten to a mash that resembles the pounded yams of West Africa.

Arzu-Brown invited me to her mother’s home, and I walked into a party about to be lit. Blanca kept her curls in a hairnet while she cooked, waiting to let them down. We cracked open coconuts, grinding their flesh and squeezing out the cream with our hands. People streamed in, some bringing pans of chewy-soft yucca pies, others bringing drums. We cooked, poured drinks and finally ate the hudutu, a many-faceted thing of deeply seared snapper, just-cooked shrimp, tender conch and a broth of coconut milk infused with their flavors. We dipped in sticky, satisfying little bites of machuca. I knocked out...

21:05

Osaka Emokpae Lasisi: Dear Employee, Here are 3 Ways to Prepare For a Downsizing in Your Organization BellaNaija

I remember those days when our parents would tell us that we needed to be engineers, or doctors, or lawyers, and that we needed to work in this industry or that industry because our success would be guaranteed. The older I get, the more I realize that our parents were trying to prepare us for […]

21:05

Model Casting Call for the Selection of Runway Models for GTBank Fashion Weekend | Wednesday, September 28th BellaNaija

In person casting calls will be held at Muson Center, Onikan, Lagos on Wednesday, September 28 to select runway models for the GTBank Fashion Weekend holding in November 2016. Requirements: Only female models between the ages of 18 to 27 and from 5’9” and above will be considered Dress code: Tank top and jeans. Also bring along […]

20:46

#LiterallyWhatsHot: Umari Ayim’s “Gentlemen Of The Bar” is Sexually and Legally Captivating BellaNaija

This week’s Literally What’s Hot pick is from yet another awesome OkadaBooks author Umari Ayim … who is the author of several bestselling books on the platform. Our book for the week however is the sexually and legally captivating “Gentlemen of The Bar.” A book that fictionally demonstrates what happens when romance is judged in the Courtrooms of law long after the […]

20:24

“The family paid their tickets” – Presidency Responds to a Question on the Source of Funds for Buhari’s Children’s Attendance at #UNGA 71 BellaNaija

The 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly (#UNGA 71) is on-going. In one of the meetings, two daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari – Zahra and Amina – were pictured sitting beside their mother, Aisha. Noticing it, a Twitter user, Adetutu Balogun (@tutsy22) asked the Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to President Buhari […]

20:22

She Leads Africa brings its SheHive professional bootcamp to Lagos, October 6th-9th & YOU could gain free entry courtesy of BellaNaija BellaNaija

Calling all young, smart ambitious women! BellaNaija has partnered with She Leads Africa, to offer 2 free weekend passes to the SheHive which comes to Lagos from the Thursday, October 6th – Sunday, October 9th 2016 #SheHiveLagos is a 4-day learning and networking event which brings together young female professionals and entrepreneurs to learn new […]

20:21

Grace Efezekhae: You are an Ambassador BellaNaija

Last year in grad school, I was opportune to join a group, Thinking Globally. It involved international students going to high schools to give presentations about their countries. It was a great experience; in fact, one of the best times I’ve had. It was beautiful to watch the excitement on the students’ faces as they answered […]

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BN Cuisine with Mummy’s Yum: How to make Breadcrumbs without an Oven or Blender BellaNaija

I love making my own breadcrumbs from the scratch because it’s easy to make and it’s free from all the artificial additives in commercial brands. It also saves you money and it’s the perfect way to use up leftover bread or bread crusts. You also get the choice of adding any seasoning of your choice to it […]

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#UNGA 71: Aisha Buhari Meets With Melinda Gates & Other African First Ladies BellaNaija

The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, is currently at the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly (#UNGA 71). See details here. She shared photos of her meeting with Melinda Gates on improving the lives of women and girls. “Its interesting to know that Melinda Gates is also as passionate as I am […]

19:36

She’s Back! Listen to Mavin Princess Di’ja’s New Love Song ‘Sowemo’ on BN BellaNaija

Like she never took a break! SMD artist & New Mummy Di’ja is back with a new song titled ‘Sowemo’. Ace Producer & Label Boss Don Jazzy produced the song by the Mavin Princess and it’s definitely going to catch on. Download the song here. Listen to it here:

18:28

Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan Announce Bold Move by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to Cure the World of All Diseases by 2100 BellaNaija

“Can we help scientists to cure, prevent or manage all diseases within our children’s lifetime? I’m optimistic we can,” Mark Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO of Facebook said, in an announcement by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative on Wednesday. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan went live on Facebook to announce it’s next initiative, which is to have […]

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Let's Watch The Seeds We Sow, For They Wil Germinate! Read This Very Interesting True Life Story Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

It's a story of a wicked mother-in-law, who got served by karma after she made her daughter in-law's marriage hell, because the lady bore no child on time for her son. How she was shamed at the end is so deserving.. Read below, as told by Tinsel actress Abiola Williams..
   ''My brother told me a story about his former colleague at work. She had been married for about six years without children and her mother-in-law gave her continious hell. Eventually she had three children one after the other.

   ''Then her sister in law got married and after five years of marriage hadnt any children and her own mother-in-law gave her lake of fire with brimstone inclusive.
So my brother's former colleague's mother in law now came to ask her to please take her own daughter to her doctor.

   ''I say hen God is not mocked seee. whatsoever we are in a habit of sowing we shall be in the habit of reaping. its a spiritual law. Lets watch the seeds we sow. They germinate.

17:55

Tiwa Savage Stuns In New Pics For Vibe In Manhattan Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

Mavin's first lady and momma of one, was yesterday photographed for Vibe in Manhattan.. See more pics after the cut..

17:49

Nigerian Labour Vows To Resist Sales Of National Assets, Says It Won't Solve Our Problem Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

Labour warned yesterday that the Federal Government should reject the clamour for the sale of the nation's assets to fight the recession.

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), described those pushing for the measure as enemies of the country, who are only bent on acquiring the nation’s assets for their personal use.

NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, told TheNation in an interview that the congress was against the suggestion that the Federal Government should sell off national assets to address challenges. To Wabba, experience has shown that privatisation has not worked. Most of the national assets Nigeria sold off have not done well; selling off the assets will not be in the interest of Nigerians, he said.

Said the NLC chief: ''First, most of our national assets they have sold under the banner of privatisation, non of them has succeeded. Many countries of the world has passed through this same period of recession and their approach to addressing the issue is not to sell their commonwealth, leaving them in the hands of a very few.

   ''It is worrisome that those canvassing for this are looking forward to buying these assets themselves. I don’t think it will be productive for us as a nation to dispose off these assets to meet short time need. It will certainly not be productive and not in the interest of the larger Nigerian public.

   ''As NLC, we are against the sale of those assets because we have tried it even in the power sector and the result is very obvious. Those people are looking for opportunity to buy those assets themselves. We are against it, especially selling them to individuals because of the gee viols effect of those assets that have been sold in the last.

   ''In the past, they were sold at give away price and people just amassed them for themselves.

   ''There can be a coexistence with people coming to invest side by side and for the government to strategically hold on to these assets. NLC is totally against the sale of these assets in the name of trying to address a short time need to address the challenges we are passing through. That is not what other countries have done.''

Wabba said should the government listen to the proposal and sell off the assets, organised labour will lock down the nation until the decision is reversed. ''If they go ahead to sell the assets, we will protest. We have done that in the past.'' He said.

   ''When it comes to selling off our national assets, if you remember, there was a time when they tried to sell the refineries when Obasanjo left office. We protested against it and that was how that decision was reversed. It is not as if these assets cannot add value, but because they have not been allowed to operate maximally.

   ''Take the refineries, for example. Our refineries are still among the newest in the world and so, if we add value to them, it is possible for the refineries to stop importation. It is because of inherent corruption that these refineries have not been allowed to work.

   ''Instead of addressing the corruption, what they did was to shift the to the larger Nigerian people without addressing the inherent challenges in the system.

   ''Our position is very clear and that is the fact that we are against their sales because they are for our children and generations yet unborn. We will be doing a lot of disservice if we s...

17:33

So SAD! Deaf Teen Basketball Star Shot Dead While Trying To Tell The Gunman He Couldn't Hear Him Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

A deaf teenager has been shot dead while he tried to explain to a gunman that he couldn't hear him.

DeSean Welch, 18, had been watching a high school football game with friends who are also deaf just outside Riverside in California when an unidentified gunman approached them and started asking questions, his family said.

'We are deaf. We can’t hear you,' wrote one of DeSean's friends on his cell phone, showing it to the gunman in explanation.

'We don’t understand what you are saying to us,' the teens added.

DeSean's sister Najai Welch, who was with the group at Rancho Verde High School, just outside of Riverside, said the alleged shooter typed out a message back.

The man said he 'bangs in this hood' and asked if the teens knew a person who lives in nearby Ontario, the Los Angeles Times reported.

DeSean who played varsity basketball and had aspired to play professionally left the game shortly after with his friends . They later told police they were followed out.

A few minutes later, police received reports of shots fired in a nearby intersection.

DeSean was shot and taken to a nearby hospital. He later succumbed to his injuries, according to the Times. Najai Welch thinks the shooter may have confused her brother with someone else.

'My brother didn’t deserve that he was a good kid,' she told the Times.

DeSean played varsity basketball at California School for the Deaf Riverside and was hoping to play professionally, his family said.

17:23

Nigerian Army To Deploy Drones During Edo Gov Election, To Ensure Fair, Free & Credible Governorship Election Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

To ensure fair, free and credible governorship election on September 28 in Edo State, the Nigerian Army said it would deploy drones to monitor strategic location during the conduct of the election.

The Commander of 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General Raji Benbela, who spoke to journalists in Benin during operation show of force staged by a combined team of security agencies in the state, said the deployment of the drones will support the aerial view of strategic locations across the state and also help to check activities of hoodlums.

He said the show of force was not to intimidate the people but to assure them to come out en masse and vote on Election Day, adding that security agents would be deployed to strategic locations to stop unwanted elements from disrupting the process.

Benbela disclosed that the Army had arrested some persons and that they would be made to face trial after the election. He appealed to the electorate and political gladiators to conduct themselves in such a manner that would not jeopardize the process.

17:12

Rome 2024 Olympic bid ‘to go on’ New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

The Italian Olympic chief has reacted angrily to the refusal of the mayor of Rome to support the city’s bid to host the 2024 Games. Calling the decision “demagogic and populist”, Giovanni Malago insisted the project was financially viable. Mayor Virginia Raggi rejected the bid on Wednesday on the grounds that it would be “irresponsible”, […]

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16:47

Pic: 61Years Old Grandma Stabs Boyfriend In The Chest Because He Turned Down Her Demand For Sex Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

A 61-year-old Trenton woman reportedly stabbed her boyfriend in the chest after he turned down a demand for sex.

Sharon Harry was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and weapons charges after Friday's alleged incident. The man survived but suffered a 'serious injury' in the attack, according to NJ.com.

Trenton police would not identify the man, but confirmed that he was Harry's boyfriend. He was still conscious and coherent when police arrived at their home on Pearl Street.

He told officers what happened before he was taken to hospital, prosecutors said in a bail hearing Tuesday.

The Trenton woman faces aggravated assault with attempt to cause bodily injury with a deadly weapon, possession of weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful purpose of a weapon.

Harry's attorney told the court that the attack was out of character for the woman. She has no prior record.

The Supreme Court judge ultimately reduced her bail to $10,000 from $25,000.

The boyfriend was still being treated Tuesday morning.

16:45

Oxford tops world varsity rankings New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Oxford University has come top of the Times Higher Education world university rankings – a first for a UK university. Oxford knocks California Institute of Technology, the top performer for the past five years, into second place. But there are warnings the vote to leave the European Union could destabilise UK higher education and hinder […]

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16:40

EFCC Comes For Ex-First Lady, Patience Jonathan, Freezes Her Personal Account Of $5Million Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has frozen Patience Jonathan’s personal account, titled ‘Patience Ibifaka Jonathan’, which is domiciled in Skye Bank Plc.

Impeccable sources within the agency told our correspondent on Wednesday that the move had become necessary due to the prima facie case established against the former President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife.


However, before the EFCC could arraign the four companies in court, Jonathan’s wife deposed to an affidavit, claiming that the money belonged to her.

Despite Patience’s claims, however, the EFCC arraigned the four companies –Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited; Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Limited; Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited; and Globus Integrated Service Limited.

16:34

I Won't Appear Before Ethics Committee Except The Hearing Will Be Made Public - Jibrin Abdulmumin Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

A former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin, has said that he will not appear before the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges except if the hearing will be public.

This is contained in a statement he issued on Wednesday after the House resolved to investigate him over his allegations against four principal officers of padding the 2016 budget.

Jibrin said that referring the matter to the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges was a plot to dilute the ongoing external investigation by anti-graft agencies.

“The grand plan is to dilute the ongoing external investigation by the Police and EFCC and use the Ethics Committee for a soft landing.

“I have said repeatedly, I stand by my allegations and will continue this struggle to expose the 2016 budget fraud and corruption in the house even if I am alone,’’ he said.

Jibrin further said that internal investigation of the matter would imply making the Speaker, Rep. Yakubu Dogara, a judge in the case.

“I completely disagree with this approach because it will mean that the speaker is superintending over his investigation and that clearly makes him a judge in his own case.

“The allegations I raised are too grievous to be reduced to such process open to manipulation and teleguiding.

“I will, therefore, continue to cooperate with the anti-graft agencies which are already doing investigation on the matter and will also proceed to build a massive coalition with Civil Society Organisations and other well-meaning Nigerians.

“This is to ensure that this matter is not swept under the carpet.

“Since I can substantiate the allegations I raised with cogency, I will take up the opportunity provided by the Ethics Committee to state my case under the condition that the hearing will be public.

“And will allow the Press, CSOs, NGOs, NLC, ASUU, NANS, NBA and the general public to witness the entire proceedings.

“This is the only way that I can have the comfort and confidence that the proceedings, the investigations and the outcome will not be manipulated or compromised.

“I am ready to appear before the committee even today if the proceedings will be public,’’ he said.

16:29

USELESS 20-Year-Old Man Rapes Four-Year-Old Girl In Lagos, Right In The Presence Of Her 7-Yrs-Old Sleeping Brother Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

A 20-year-old man, COMPLETELY USELESS, IDIOTIC FOOL, Bassey Johnson, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl in the Idimu area of the state.

According to PunchMetro, the school-leaver, who is also learning a trade, allegedly raped the girl, Fatima (pseudonym), when she and her elder brother went to watch television in the suspect’s apartment.

The victim’s family and the suspect are said to be neighbours in the area.

The fateful day the alleged rape happened, on Sunday around 9am, Fatima and her seven-year-old brother, Wareed, went to the suspect’s room to watch the TV.

It was learnt that while the two were in Johnson’s apartment, Wareed fell asleep.

The suspect reportedly raped the girl, after the brother slept.

A neighbour, who identified herself only as Adeyinka, said it was Fatima’s mother, who later discovered that the four-year-old had been raped when the girl continued to scratch her private parts. She said,

   ''Bassey Johnson is very close to the girl’s family. They are neighbours and the children usually went to watch TV in his room. On that Sunday, the girl and her brother went into Bass’ room and while they were watching TV, the brother slept off.

   ''Bassey thereafter raped the girl. The brother was sleeping in the room while Bass, who could not control his urge, raped the girl. After the girl came out of the room, the mother noticed that she kept crying and was scratching her private parts.

   ''When the mother checked Fatima’s private parts, she saw bloodstains and semen. When she confronted the perpetrator, the man confessed to the crime. That was how the matter got to the Police.''

The matter was said to have been reported at the Idimu Police Division, and Johnson was arrested.

Punch adds that the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team had also stepped into the incident.

The DSVRT Coordinator, Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, said the girl had been taken for a checkup, adding that  the Department of Public Prosecutions had requested for the duplicate case file. She said,

   ''The girl was taken to Rauf Aregbesola Primary Health Centre, where she was given post-exposure prophylaxis for free. The semen of the suspect was still in her pants as of the time of the treatment. The suspect ran away initially, but the girl’s father was able to arrest him through one of their neighbours.

   ''The matter was reported to us on Monday, and we are going to follow up on the prosecution. The girl has been treated. The DPP has also requested the duplicate case file.''

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the arrest, adding that the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, Yaba.

She said, ''The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has directed that the case be transferred to the SCIID.''

16:19

Edo Family Publicly Disowns 27Years Old Daughter Over Lesbianism, Set To Report Her To The Nigerian Govt Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

A family in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State, Wednesday, publicly disowned one of its daughters, Loveth Minnie ,over her alleged persistent penchant for lesbianism.

The family said it decided to go public since the 27 years old daughter refused advice, saying it can no longer bear with the shame the act has subjected the family to in the eyes of the public in the past years, even after she ran away from home.

According to NationalMirror, Head of the family, Mr Mike Omohe, who disclosed this to newsmen in Benin City said although it was a painful and sad decision, members of the family will not mind undergoing the rigorous process of making sacrifices to appease the gods.

   ''We have been fully informed of our daughter, Omohe Loveth Minnie’s shameful act of lesbianism. We now know that true to rumours we have had in the past, she is now a lesbian.

   ''We also know of her shameful relationship with one Adediran Adesuwa Victory, a female. We want her to know that she is no longer acceptable in our family as a daughter.

   ''She can no longer refer to us as family members nor return to the family. As a matter of fact, she cannot even practice her shameful act here in Nigeria as we will report her to the government and ensure that she is jailed.

   ''As a responsible people, who puts premium on African culture and tradition, we disapprove of her act.''

16:18

Police Commission promotes 47 ACPs, 10 DSPs to new ranks New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 47 Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs), and 10 Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs), to the next ranks of Deputy Commissioners of Police, and Superintendents of Police (SPs), respectively. The announcement was made in a statement by the Commission’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Mr. […]

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16:15

State of emergency declared in US city New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

The governor of North Carolina has declared a state of emergency in the city of Charlotte, sending in the National Guard, as unrest over a police shooting continues. Violence erupted for a second night as protests over the killing of a black man spun out of control. One protester is in a critical condition after […]

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16:13

Fire plunges US territory into darkness New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

A big fire at a power plant has left 1.5 million people without electricity in the US territory of Puerto Rico. The fire affected two transmission lines and caused the collapse of the electricity system across the island, officials say. Supply is expected to be restored to most areas on Thursday. Puerto Rico’s Electric Power […]

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16:11

Injure Messi out for three weeks New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Lionel Messi will be out for three weeks after suffering a groin strain in Barcelona’s draw with Atletico Madrid. The striker went off on 59 minutes on Wednesday after a Diego Godin tackle. He was forced to miss Argentina’s World Cup 2018 qualifier against Venezuela earlier this month with a groin injury, but has played […]

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16:10

Pakistan accuses India of arms build-up New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, has accused India of an “unprecedented arms build-up”. Addressing the UN General Assembly in New York, he said his country would “take whatever measures are necessary to maintain credible deterrence”. Tensions between India and Pakistan have increased in recent weeks with violent protests against Indian rule in the […]

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16:08

La Liga: Madrid miss out on record 17th straight win; Barca, Atleti draw New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Real Madrid missed out on a record-breaking 17th consecutive La Liga victory as they drew with Villarreal. The hosts fell behind just before the break when Sergio Ramos used his hand to block a shot in the box and Bruno Soriano chipped in from the spot. Ramos made amends soon after the restart, heading in […]

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16:06

Media Personality, Denrele Edun, Shows Off His Shapely Bum (See Pics) Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

Chaii!! Denrele is giving lots of girls a run for their money, as he shared new pics of his growing backside.. Captioning it:

   "Just because The Booty is the all knowing oracle of the universe...."  See another pic after the cut..

16:06

Barack Obama’s Criticism Of Vladimir Putin Backfires "IndyWatch Feed World"

Barack Obama recently criticized Donald Trump’s admiration of Russian President Vladimir Putin, but rather than landing a telling blow on either Putin or Trump, the outgoing American president only managed to shoot himself in the foot. Obama slammed Trump for describing Putin as a “strong leader” despite the fact that – according to Obama – Putin invades smaller countries, jails political opponents, controls his country’s media, and has driven Russia’s economy into recession. Pot, kettle, black? Obama’s hypocrisy is staggering. Let’s go through those claims one by one. “Putin Invades Smaller Countries” The Anti-Media reports: In 2011, Obama invaded Libya, the country with the highest standard of living in Africa, plunging the rich democracy into a perpetual state of civil war. U.S. media tried to claim the American role in this conflict was secondary in a so-called “leading from behind” capacity. But the truth is the U.S. was the second biggest, if not the biggest contributor to this war (depending on the report). It was an American drone that struck Muammar Gaddafi’s motorcade, effectively sealing the fate of the Libyan leader. Obama is also actively bombing Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq, to name a few. None of these are [...]

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16:06

Manchester rivals to meet in EFL Cup New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Manchester rivals City and United have been drawn to face each other in the fourth round of the EFL Cup. United saw off League One Northampton on Wednesday, while City won 2-1 at Swansea to set up the second meeting of the two teams this season following City’s derby win on 10 September. Elsewhere, West […]

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16:03

EPL Cup: Man United end losing run, beat Northampton Town 3-1 New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Manchester United ended a run of three successive losses and eased the concerns surrounding manager Jose Mourinho with a comfortable EFL Cup win at League One Northampton Town. Mourinho could not afford any mistakes in this third-round tie after Premier League defeats by Manchester City and Watford, with a Europa League loss to Feyenoord sandwiched […]

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15:28

“How you get them is how you lose them” – Wendy Williams weighs in on the BrAngelina Split + Jennifer Aniston’s BFF Chelsea Handler isn’t holding back BellaNaija

The sad news of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce has been a hot topic for a few days. The couple was together for 12 years after falling in love on the set of “Mr & Mrs Smith” and they have 6 kids together. On the latest episode of her show, Wendy Williams shares her […]

15:13

Kerry Washington covers The Hollywood Reporter’s Latest Issue with Christian Louboutin & her Daughter gets a Customized Pair of Shoes BellaNaija

Kerry Washington looks stunning while posing alongside designer Christian Louboutin on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter‘s latest issue. The issue celebrates the Top 25 Red Carpet Designers of 2016 and includes big names like Carolina Herrera, who posed with Kiernan Shipka, and Burberry‘s Christopher Bailey, who was photographed alongside Lily James. Kerry Washington shared a glimpse of the cover on Instagram and wrote […]

14:49

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African American Man Shot During Charlotte Protest Against Police Shooting, City Says
By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Lindsey Bever and William Wan
Washington Post
September 21 at 10:36 PM

CHARLOTTE — A man was shot and critically injured during a second night of violent protests here after two sharply divergent accounts emerged of the death of a black man at the hands of police.

A march of a few hundred people turned chaotic after dusk, after protesters attempted to follow police in riot gear into the lobby of an uptown hotel. Officers used tear gas, and then a reporter heard a gunshot and saw a man lying in the street near the hotel entrance.

The man, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital with injuries that medics said were “life-threatening.” Officials announced on Twitter that the man had died, then later tweeted that he was on “life support.” No other information was given.

In the aftermath of the death Tuesday afternoon of Keith Lamont Scott, anger in the streets turned to looting, arson and other property damage in the swanky downtown, and North Carolina’s largest city joined the list of communities across the country that have erupted amid a growing debate on racial bias in policing.

Near midnight, the governor declared a state of emergency and sent the National Guard and state troopers to assist local police. Seven police officers and two civilians were taken to hospitals for injuries, officials said.

In Tulsa, meanwhile, protesters called for the arrest of the officer involved in a fatal shooting of a black man there on Friday. President Obama called the mayors of both cities to offer his condolences and pledge help, the White House announced.

To date, law enforcement officials have fatally shot 706 people this year, 163 of them Black men, according to a Washington Post database tracking fatal police shootings. A growing divide in public rhetoric over that toll has been stoked by a summer of high-profile deaths captured on social media and the deadly assaults on police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge. The latest encounters come as the presidential race has tightened, and both candidates have offered positions and solutions.

At a news conference Wednesday, Charlotte police insisted that Scott had a gun and was posing an “imminent deadly threat” when officers shot him outside an apartment complex near the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Scott’s family, however, said he was unarmed when he was killed and was instead reading a book in his car while waiting to pick up his child from school — a detail that quickly went viral on social media and was seized upon by protesters here.

Officers were searching for another man, a suspect with outstanding warrants, when they spotted Scott emerging from a vehicle and armed with a handgun, police said.

“The officers gave loud, clear verbal commands” telling Scott to drop the weapon, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said. “Mr. Scott exited his vehicle armed with a handgun as the officers continued to yell at him to drop it. He stepped out, posing a threat to the officers.”

Putney said police recovered a gun and found no book at the scene.

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Charlotte Police Protests: Governor Declares State of Emergency As Violence Erupts for Second Night
BY ADAM BELL, MARK PRICE AND KATHERINE PERALTA
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Protests turned violent for a second night in Charlotte after Tuesday’s fatal police shooting of a black man. Late Wednesday, Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency for the city and deployed the National Guard and State Highway Patrol troopers to assist local police.

One person was shot at the protest and was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, Medic said. The city initially reported that he died, but later retracted that, saying he was on life-support.

City leaders appealed for calm and promised a thorough investigation of the shooting that triggered hours of violent protest and shut down Interstate 85 on Tuesday.

But the unrest continued Wednesday night, with police using tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters who blocked the intersection of Trade and Tryon streets in the heart of uptown, then occupied the EpiCentre entertainment complex.

Pockets of the city were on edge late Wednesday afternoon, with some uptown businesses apparently sending workers home early over uncertainty about further protests. The Charlotte Chamber urged businesses in uptown and University City to “remove or chain down all tables, chairs, signs or planters.”

At about 4:30 Wednesday, a group of two dozen protesters stood in front of the Bank of America Tower at Trade and Tryon streets. They silently stood and held signs reading “Black Lives Matter” and “Stop Killing Us.”

Andrew Monroe said the protest was organized informally by a group of black professionals. “What we want to do is show we’re not dangerous,” he said. “We want to show the world it’s not thugs out here.” Monroe said black people deserve to be safe in the streets and don’t feel that way in the spate of recent police shootings. Across town at UNC Charlotte, students gathered at the Union and laid down in protest.

Earlier in the day, authorities said they were reviewing video from body and dashboard cameras from the deadly confrontation in University City. Despite demands by some activists for that footage to be publicly released, police said they would not do so during an active investigation.

Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was fatally shot. The officer who shot him, Brentley Vinson, 26, is also black. Sixteen Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers suffered minor injuries during the chaotic night.

Word of the incident exploded on social media and drew national attention in the wake of police shootings of black men that led to protests from Ferguson, Mo., to Tulsa, Okla., and spawned the Black Lives Matter movement.

“This is a very difficult situation for everyone involved,” Mayor Jennifer Roberts said at a Wednesday news conference. “I’d like to ask people to wait until all information is available.” She expressed the city’s condolences to Scott’s family and concern for the injured officers.

The chain of events began around 4 p.m. Tuesday, when police were conducting a search for someone who had an outstanding warrant at The Village at College Downs complex on Old Concord Road, CMPD Chief Kerr Putney said.

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British Parliament Confirms Libya War Was Based On Lies, Destroyed Nation and Increased Terrorism "IndyWatch Feed World"

The UK Parliament just confirmed what the alternative media has been saying for years. Specifically, a new report from the bipartisan House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee – based on interviews with all of the key British decision-makers, review of documents, and on-the-ground investigations in Africa – found that Libyan war was based on lies, that it destroyed the country, and that it spread terrorism far and wide.

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New Protests Erupt in Charlotte as Accounts of Police Shooting Diverge
By RICHARD FAUSSET and ALAN BLINDER
New York Times
SEPT. 21, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A second night of protests sparked by the police killing of a black man spiraled into chaos and violence after nightfall on Wednesday when a demonstration was interrupted by gunfire that killed a man in the crowd and law enforcement authorities fired tear gas in a desperate bid to restore order.

Within an hour, officials used the city’s Twitter account to confirm the death of the unidentified man, which they attributed to a “civilian on civilian” confrontation.

The mayhem, in the heart of Charlotte’s dazzling Uptown district, was the second night of extraordinary tension in North Carolina’s largest city, where a police officer killed a black man on Tuesday afternoon.

On Wednesday night, police officers, many of them dressed in riot gear and standing in formation, made numerous arrests. A helicopter flew over Uptown, and on the streets below, protesters were heard chanting, “Hands up! Don’t shoot!”

The unrest in Charlotte came after two other police-involved deadly shootings within the last week.

First was the shooting of a teenager in Columbus, Ohio, who had been brandishing a BB gun. Two days later, on Friday, was the shooting death in Tulsa, Okla., of a man who had his hands above his head before an officer opened fire.

And then it was Charlotte, where Keith L. Scott, 43, black like the other two, was shot by a police officer in a parking space marked “Visitor” outside an unremarkable apartment complex on Tuesday. On Wednesday that parking space was both the site of a fatal shooting and a shrine, and Charlotte was a city on edge, the latest to play a role in what feels like a recurring, seemingly inescapable tape loop of American tragedy.

“To see this happen multiple times — just time after time — it’s depressing, man,” said Tom Jackson, 25, who works with mentally disabled people. He didn’t know Mr. Scott but was drawn here nonetheless, one of many strangers and friends who came to pay their respects and make sense of their sorrow.

In addition to the fatal attacks on police officers in Baton Rouge and Dallas, it was another grim snapshot of America’s continuing crisis in black and blue, this moment amplified by presidential politics. And as usual, there was very little consensus on what went wrong and how to fix it.

At a news conference on Wednesday, Kerr Putney, chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, said officers had found the gun that the police said Mr. Scott had brandished before an officer fatally shot him and were examining police video of the encounter that unfolded as Mr. Scott stepped out of a car.

Family members of Mr. Scott have said that he was unarmed and was holding only a book. Chief Putney said Wednesday morning, “We did not find a book.”

Reeling from a night of protest and looting, Charlotte was uneasy on Wednesday and bracing for more. There was also a palpable sense of frustration that a solution to the problem — an antidote for what Benjamin L. Crump, a lawyer for the family of Terence Crutcher, 40, the man shot in Tulsa, recently called “an epidemic” — wou...

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Keith Lamont Scott: Another Black Man Killed In North Carolina By Police
By Rafi Schwartz
Fusion

Charlotte, North Carolina erupted in protests Tuesday night, after police shot and killed a black man, identified as Keith Lamont Scott, while attempting to serve a warrant intended for another individual.

The circumstances of Scott’s death are unclear. Police claim he exited his car armed with a firearm, and “posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers,” prompting officer Brentley Vinson, who is also reportedly black, to open fire. That account, however, is contradicted by Scott’s family, who say he was unarmed and was simply holding a book in his hand.

While details are sparse and this story is evolving quickly, here’s what we know about Keith Lamont Scott.

A crowdfunding page set up for Scott’s family claims he is survived by seven children, and a wife, Rakeyia.

Keith Scott was 43.

In a lengthy Facebook Live broadcast, a woman identified as Scott’s daughter Lyric could be heard declaring her father was unarmed, and claiming he had an unspecified disability.

“They just killed my daddy,” she exclaimed after hearing news that Scott had been pronounced dead.

A man identified as Scott’s brother said that Scott was sitting in his car, waiting to pick up his son from school.

Shakeala Baker, who lives near the site of Scott’s shooting, told Reuters that she had seem him there waiting for his son on other days, as well.

Scott’s mother, Vernita Walker, described her son to the Charlotte Observer as “a family man,” who was “a likable person. And he loved his wife and his children.”

The paper also reports that Scott was convicted of misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon in 2004, and was found guilty of DWI in 2015.

Scott’s death comes just days after another police-involved shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma. There, Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man, was shot and killed by officers after his car stalled on his way home from a community college course. Crutchers death, caught on tape by police dashboard camera, prompted outrage and calls for action from his family and community members.

This is a developing story, and will be updated as more details are made available.

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CMPD Chief: One Person Killed in Second Night of Charlotte Protests
Sep 21, 2016 9:25 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A civilian was shot and killed Wednesday during the second night of violent protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, following the fatal police shooting of black man Keith Lamont Scott, CBS affiliate WBTV reported.

Appearing on FOX News as the protests continued, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney confirmed one person was killed during protests.

Mecklenburg EMS Deputy Director also confirmed to CBS News that the individual is dead.

The protests began shortly before 7 p.m. at the corner of Trade and Tryon streets.

The group stayed stationary for a short period of time before marching down Trade Street to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, WBTV reported.

Hundreds were expected throughout the evening as Charlotte-Mecklenburg police prepared for another long night.

Charlotte officials are attempting to “change the narrative” after violent protests in the city Tuesday following the shooting death of the black man at the hands of police officers.

At a news conference in reaction to official statements, regional civil rights leaders speaking on behalf of the family said the narrative is right, and police killed an innocent man.

Kerr Putney, chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, said at a press conference Wednesday morning that Scott, 43, had a gun in his hand when he was shot by police officers. A family member has claimed he was unarmed and reading a book when officers first approached him.

“I can tell you a weapon was seized,” Putney said. “I can tell you we did not find a book.”

Putney said there is video of the incident, but he had not viewed all of it, and was basing his assessment on witness and police statements.

On Tuesday, Putney said officers were executing a search for a man with outstanding warrants when they witnessed Scott get into a car with a handgun. Scott was not the man they were looking for, but police engaged him when he then got out of and back into the car with the gun, Putney said.

Officers approached Scott and gave him multiple warnings to drop the weapon, Putney said. Scott then attempted to get out of the vehicle with the gun in his hand, which is when he was shot by Officer Brentley Vinson, who is black and has been placed on administrative leave, as is standard procedure in such cases. Vinson has been with the department for two years.

WBTV reported Vinson is a second-generation police officer in Charlotte.

Putney said officers called for medical help immediately after the shooting. He said he hoped a thorough explanation of the shooting will help calm the unrest in the city.

“It’s time to change the narrative,” Putney said Wednesday. “The story is a little bit different than it’s been portrayed so far.”

Putney may have been speaking in response to a woman claiming to be Scott’s daughter, who streamed the aftermath of the shooting live on Facebook, saying, “The police just shot my daddy four times for being black.”

The video has already been viewed more than half a million times and shows frustration building from members of the community, looking for answers....

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Person Killed in Charlotte Protests After Fatal Police Shooting of Keith Scott
by ALEX JOHNSON and GABE GUTIERREZ
NBC News

At least one person was shot and killed Wednesday as demonstrators clashed for a second night with police in riot gear in Charlotte, N.C., a day after cops shot and killed a man whose family claimed he was simply reading a book.

The city government confirmed Wednesday night that a civilian was shot and killed. It said the person was shot by a second civilian, not a police officer. No other details were immediately available.

The family of Keith Lamont Scott, 43, who was shot and killed Tuesday near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, urged protesters to demonstrate peacefully. But demonstrators and cops again faced off Wednesday night, this time outside the Omni Hotel downtown.

Demonstrators had begun dispersing after a planned protest at Charlotte's Marshall Park when some of them tried to enter the Omni and other hotels nearby, police told NBC News.

NBC station WCNC broadcast police taking at least two people into custody. A CNN reporter was knocked to the ground by an unidentified person as he was reporting live on the air.

Concussion grenade blasts could be heard as news reporters urged their colleagues on live TV to flee the area.

Scott's family initially told local news outlets Tuesday that he was disabled and unarmed. They claimed on social media that he had been reading a book.

But Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Police Chief Kerr Putney said at a news conference Wednesday not only that was Scott armed but also that he ignored multiple warnings to drop his weapon before Officer Brentley Vinson fatally shot him.

"The officers gave loud, clear, verbal commands which were also heard by many of the witnesses," Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Police Chief Kerr Putney said at a news conference Wednesday morning, noting that the fatal confrontation unfolded "in a matter of seconds."

Like Scott, Vinson, a two-year veteran of the force, is African-American. In line with department policy, Vinson was placed on paid administrative leave, Putney said.

In a statement released after Putney's remarks Wednesday, Scott's widow, Rakeyia Scott, did not repeat family members' claims that Keith Scott was unarmed.

While she said the family still had "more questions than answers about Keith's death," she said they urged that "people protest peacefully."

"Please do not hurt people or members of law enforcement, damage property or take things that do not belong to you in the name of protesting," Rakeyia Scott said.

Scott had been sitting in his car at The Village at College Downs complex near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte when officers searching for someone else with an outstanding warrant arrived before 4 p.m. ET Tuesday, Putney said.

Police said in a statement that officers saw Scott holding a handgun as he exited his car and returned to his vehicle. He then exited again as officers approached him and posed an "imminent deadly threat," according to the statement.

Putney said officers instructed Scott to "drop the weapon" after he got out of his car, but he failed to comply. He was given aid and taken to Carolinas Medical Ce...

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Second Night of Unrest Erupts in Charlotte in Wake of Police Killing of African American
Tonya Maxwell and Melanie Eversley
USA TODAY Network
9:24 p.m. EDT September 21, 2016

Charlotte's police chief Kerr Putney disputed social media reports about the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Police say Scott had a gun, but witnesses say he only had a book. USA TODAY NETWORK

CHARLOTTE — A second night of dramatic protests gripped this North Carolina city Wednesday night, one day after a police-involved shooting of an African-American man led to angry demonstrations, smashed windows and trucks set ablaze.

Protesters beat against a police van and broke a window of the Ciity Smoke barbecue restaurant and bar downtown. Some yelled "hands up, don't shoot." Police tossed out smoke bombs. Protesters running outside of the Omni Charlotte Hotel said someone had been shot but that could not immediately be confirmed Wednesday night.

Church services also were planned in the wake of the shooting death Tuesday of Keith Lamont Hill, 43, who police say was armed and ignored commands to drop his weapon. Scott's family says the father of seven had a book in his hand.

Sixteen police officers were wounded in the violence that erupted Tuesday night in this North Carolina hub after word of the shooting spread across the country.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney, at a news conference Wednesday, rejected claims Scott was holding a book, not a gun, and said the gun had been recovered by detectives. No book was found, Putney said.

“It’s time to change the narrative, because I can tell you from the facts that the story’s a little bit different as to how it’s been portrayed so far, especially through social media,” Putney added.

As the city tried to cope with the sudden outbreak of anger and violence, students gathered Wednesday afternoon on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as part of a silent protest. The campus is about a 20-minute walk from Scott's home.

About 200 students gathered at the student union with an already planned administration meeting scheduled, said Justice White of the school's Black Student Union.

“We want to focus making others aware of police brutality,” she said. “This happened in our front yard and it’s important that we fight these stereotypes. People think we don’t care as students, that we are off in our own world, and black people are made out to be these thugs, which just isn’t true.”

Student protester Katrina Williams is a young African-American woman and big sister to four boys 8-years-old and up.

“I fear from my brothers who are younger than me, and the things I’ve gone through, I don’t want them to go through,” she said.

In addition to the Marshall Park gathering, special church services were also called at a half dozen places of worship.

The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce expressed its condolences to the Scott family, as well as to those injured in the protests, while calling on business owners to be prepared for any new violence. It said businesses should "keep everything as normal as possible," but also take care to remove or chain down all tables, chairs, signs or planters.

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Buhari: We’ll fund roads, rail, power projects with loans New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

                       …says Nigeria on a long, difficult journey     President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said that the Federal Government will invest substantial part of its foreign and local loans into the development of critical infrastructure. The president said borrowed funds will be judiciously utilised to revive stalled road, rail, power and port projects, […]

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Charlotte Faces Aftermath of Protests Ignited by Fatal Police Shooting; 16 Officers Injured
A man died after he was shot by police in the parking lot of a University City apartment complex on Tuesday afternoon.

Charlotte officials say they are preparing for more protests today following a night of violence over a police officer’s fatal shooting of an African-American man Tuesday in the University City area. The dead man was identified as Keith Lamont Scott, 43.

Sixteen police officers were injured overnight in a series of clashes, and there were reports early Wednesday of motorists on Interstate 85 being hurt and their vehicles damaged when protesters threw rocks, bottles and traffic cones off interstate overpasses onto traffic below.

The officers hurt suffered mostly minor injuries, though one was hit in the face with a rock, officials said.

At a Wednesday news conference, city leaders appealed for calm and promised a thorough investigation.

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts held a Wednesday press conference and urged the community to remain calm and wait for the facts in the case to be released before jumping to conclusions.

Her comments came just an hour before one activist group held its own news conference, urging the black community to start an economic boycott of white-owned businesses Charlotte.

Roberts says she has been in contact with the governor’s office, the White House and the NAACP, and said the city would work to get out information as quickly as possible, while also dispelling rumors being spread on social media.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said the department is still viewing video from the scene, though the officer involved in the shooting himself was not wearing a camera. Putney said the officer who fired the shots was in plain clothes, wearing a vest and was accompanied by uniformed officers when they approached the victim.

It remains unclear whether Scott was pointing a gun at the officer when he was shot, Putney said. The officer was also African-American.

Putney added that officers have not found a book at the scene of the shooting, contrary to social media claims that Scott was holding a book.

“I can tell you we did not find a book that has been referenced to,” Putney said. “We did find a weapon. The weapon was there and witnesses have corroborated it, beyond just the officers.”

Putney said the department would be staffed Wednesday in expectation of more protests, which he believes will be peaceful. “We’ll be prepared for whatever we see...We’re hoping for best but will be prepared for the worst,” he said.

The destruction late Tuesday and early Wednesday included blocking all lanes of Interstate 85 and looting a Walmart on North Tryon Street at about 3:30 a.m. The store was closed early Wednesday, with wooden pallets piled in front of the doors and shopping carts blocking the driveway into the lot.

Three or more tractor trailer trucks were stopped and looted on Interstate 85, and at least two fires were started on the interstate, as the protesters burned items removed from the trucks.

Motorists were reportedly stuck on Interstate 85 for hours at the height of the protests, which ignited at a time when...

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How police torture, extort detainees –Amnesty New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

IGP: Police not given fair hearing               …Officers pay bribe for posting   Amnesty International yesterday accused the Nigeria Police of torturing detainees and demanding bribes from suspected criminals in their custody in exchange for freedom. The global human rights watchdog said that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit set up to combat […]

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BN Living: Over 10 Lazy Girl Fitness Hacks to Help you Stay Healthy! | Watch BellaNaija

If you’re that girl that’s too busy to do exercise or maybe you’re just plain lazy, this video is for you! Lifestyle vlogger Maya Washington of Shameless Maya and fitness vlogger Cassey Ho of Blogilates are sharing a few tips that’ll be helpful to get you fit and in shape! The video includes tips like how […]

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Sanusi, experts back CBN on retention of interest rate New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

The decision by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to main-tain status quo on interest rate has been commended by financial experts. The experts, locally and globally, contended that the decision would ensure continued foreign exchange inflows, which the country needs most at this time to pull it out of economic recession. The 10-member CBN […]

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Airport terminals funding: Stop black mailing Jonathan, PDP tells Adeosun New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, of blackmailing the previous government with her claim that Nigeria has not paid the airport terminal counterpart funding of $100 million. Adeosun was said to have made the claim in a television programme. The party described such statement like her previous […]

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11 die, 14 family members missing in auto crashes New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Eleven people have reportedly lost their lives in auto accident which occurred in Enugu and Kaduna states. The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) yesterday confirmed that three members of a family died while 14 others were missing when a bus conveying 18 people plunged into River Rijana on Kaduna-Abuja Road. But in Enugu, eight people […]

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Codeine not safe for kids – Study New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Determined to prevent unnecessary death in children, scientists have alerted the public that codeine isn’t safe for kids. According to the findings of a study published in the journal ‘Pediatrics,’ a leading United Statesbased paediatrician group has warned that codeine shouldn’t be used to ease pain or relieve coughs in children. Codeine has been prescribed […]

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Budget padding: Drama as Reps move to suspend Jibrin for 6 months New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Ethics committee to probe lawmaker I won’t appear before probe committee in camera –Rep There was mild drama in the House of Representatives yesterday as the lower chamber charged the former chairman of the Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, with breach of privileges of members and sundry acts of misconduct in his allegations of […]

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Catholic priest killed after N1.5m ransom –Police New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Police yesterday disclosed that abductors of Rev. Fr. John Adeyi of the Catholic Diocese of Oturkpo killed him a day before they collected a N1.5 million ransom. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr. Don Awunah, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), made the disclosure during the parade of four suspects at the Force Headquarters. […]

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Charlotte Braces for More Unrest After Police Shooting of African American
By Greg Lacour
Reuters
CHARLOTTE, N.C.

Authorities in Charlotte, North Carolina, braced on Wednesday for a possible second night of rioting triggered by the police killing of a black man who refused commands to drop a handgun that officers said he was brandishing.

Sixteen police were injured overnight on Tuesday and one person was arrested as officers in riot gear clashed with demonstrators who hurled stones, set fires and briefly blocked an interstate highway.

Police and protesters offered widely differing accounts of the shooting. Officers said Keith Scott, 43, was armed and ignoring orders, while the victim's family and a witness said he was holding a book. Authorities have not released any video of the incident, but say they plan to.

The trouble in Charlotte unfolded as demonstrators in Tulsa, Oklahoma, demanded the arrest of a police officer seen on video fatally shooting an unarmed black man who had his hands in clear view at the time.

The deaths were the latest to raise questions of racial bias in U.S. law enforcement, and they stoked a national debate on policing ahead of the presidential election in November.

Police shootings in cities including New York, Chicago and Ferguson, Missouri, have sparked more than two years of largely peaceful protests punctuated by days of rioting and arson and given rise to the Black Lives Matter civil rights movement.

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said such killings were unbearable. Her Republican rival, Donald Trump, questioned what the Tulsa officer was thinking in shooting a man he said seemed to pose no imminent threat.

Criminal investigations have been opened in both cities, and the U.S. Justice Department has started a separate probe into the Oklahoma incident to see if officers' use of force amounted to a civil rights violation.

Charlotte's police chief, Kerr Putney, said Scott was seen on Tuesday afternoon getting into a vehicle holding a handgun. Police surrounded the car, Putney said, and Scott was shot by a black police officer after he exited the car and did not obey orders to drop his weapon.

"I can also tell you we did not find a book," Putney told a news conference. "We did find a weapon."

Local resident Taheshia Williams said she saw the incident from her balcony about 100 feet (30 meters) away, and that she watched Scott get out of his car with his hands raised.

"Hands up. No gun. When he got out of the car, a book fell off his lap," Williams told reporters on Wednesday. She said she heard Scott ask police what he had done wrong, could not hear their reply, but then heard four shots.

"It's a cover-up. They made a mistake and they're doing their best to make sure they cover up that mistake," she said.

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Black activists and pastors called for an economic boycott of the city, and a several dozen students held a "lay-in" protest at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina urged the body and dash camera footage be released.

Police said Officer Brentley Vinson was in plainclothes when he sho...

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Ekweremadu opposes Saraki on sale of assets New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Senator to president: Rejig your cabinet   Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu and Senator George Akume (APC, Benue) yesterday opposed the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on his suggestion that the Federal Government should sell some national assets to boost the nation’s shrinking foreign reserves. Saraki had, on Tuesday, enjoined the executive […]

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Govt working to stimulate economy by spending – Emefiele New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

In this concluding part of an interactive session with media executives in Lagos, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, speaks on various measures being put in place by the Federal Government to stimulate economy. New Telegraph reports   Treasury Single Account (TSA) issue appears to be a case in which […]

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Recession: Man steals neighbour’s pot of food New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Nigeria’s economic recession has continued to take its toll on Nigerians as a man in his late forties yesterday stole his neighbour’s pot of rice. The man (name withheld), who lives at Ifite, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State, was in his own apartment when a neighbour, identified simply as Mama Ebuka, was […]

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10:25

Fabregas: Arsenal, a special place for me New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Chelsea’s midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said that he would always love his former club Arsenal no matter the insult he gets from people. Chelsea will on Saturday play against Arsenal and Fabregas whose transfer from Barcelona to Chelsea has stirred up hatred from the Gunners fans, is expected to play against his former side but […]

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10:25

Transitioning to peaceful parenting: 8 easy steps New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Last week we started a discourse on peaceful parenting, considering how hard, overwhelming and sometimes confusing parenting can be, especially when we keep getting conflicting ideas on the right parenting approach. Well, I’ve been trying to adopt the peaceful parenting approach in my home. It hasn’t been easy. I still yelled, on one occasion I […]

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10:24

Buhari, Biafra and NYSC New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” – Albert Schweitzer   Two major issues came up last week from our President that merits some analytical thinking before they are is consigned to the litterbin. One was the President’s Sallah message which he sent by proxy to Biafra and […]

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10:24

Immunisation: NIFT seeks $181m to save 7m children New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

President of Federation of Muslim Women’s Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN) in Lagos State, Dr. Ajoke Ashiru; Project Director of Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR), Dr. Aminu Magashi; Head, Communications at the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Eugene Ivase; and Senior Programme Officer, Direct Consulting & Logistics to International Vaccine Access Centre, Dr. […]

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10:24

FG to increase school enrolment by 13.6m New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

As part of plans to ensure more children have access to education, the Federal Government yesterday said it has plans to increase school enrolment in the country by13.6 million children by the year 2020. Speaking on behalf of the Federal Government, the Focal person of the government’s Social Intervention Investment Programme for Niger State, Mrs. […]

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10:23

Kerosene now sells for N400 per litre in Anambra New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

As people continued to lament the high cost of living in the country following the current economic recession, the hike in the price of kerosene is gradually beginning to also take its toll on the inhabitants. As at yesterday kerosene, which used to sell between N200 and N250 per gallon, now sells for N400. According […]

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10:22

MultiChoice reiterates commitment to subscriber satisfaction New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

MultiChoice Nigeria has reiterated its commitment to better service delivery to its subscribers. In a statement released yesterday, the company said greater attention was being paid to issues that affect subscribers’ enjoyment of DStv services. Notable among these are signal loss, subscription payment and reconnection, customer care services, Free-to-Air channels and hardware related issues. “We […]

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10:22

PMB, this is sore! New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

I am sure officials of the Sports Ministry would have fired memos to your esteemed office for the setting up of a committee to accord a ‘befitting’ reception to the special athletes who returned from Rio Paralympic Olympic Games and now are the toast of the continent like their counterparts from South Africa and Egypt. […]

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10:22

We’ll complete 456 inner roads by May 2019, says Ambode New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Lagos Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday said his administration would complete no fewer than 456 inner city roads before the end of May 2019. Ambode, who was represented by his Senior Special Assistant on Community Affairs, Alhaji Tajudeen Quadri, made the projection at the commissioning of the Federal Low Cost bypass in Ikorodu North Local […]

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10:04

Did Biracials Hijack the Natural Hair Movement? JudithsNaturalHair Speaks on the Topic | Watch BellaNaija

Did Biracials Hijack the Natural Hair Movement? The issue of “texturism” is real and here’s a brief explanation. Some ladies with relaxed hair refer to their hair as “natural” (of course because it grows from their scalp) and some ladies with kinky natural hair don’t agree with this because to them, “chemically process” hair is no […]

08:50

The violence, intolerance, monotheism nexus: Made in Ancient Israel "IndyWatch Feed World"

With increasing clarity scholars of history and religion are coming to perceive a disturbing trifecta--a nexus that links monotheism, intolerance, and violence. Today the jihadists are the most prominent exponents of this noxious triad. As will be seen below, however, the Hebrew Bible is the originating locus. To be sure, violence is a human universal. To take an extreme example, consider the wars conducted by the Aztecs to procure victims for their rituals of human sacrifice. These conflicts were bloody, but they were not undertaken to maintain and extend an intolerant monotheistic faith. The Aztecs were quite content to leave the polytheistic beliefs of their own nation, and those of their neighbors, just as they were. Matters were different among the ancient Israelites. As the Egyptologist Jan Assmann notes: "[t]he accounts of the Exodus from Egypt, violently forced upon Pharaoh by God-sent plagues--and even more so the conquest in Canaan--depict the birth of the Israelite nation and the rise of monotheism (these two being aspects of the same process) in terms of extreme violence." The prominent place of these motifs in the historical memory of the people who created the Hebrew Bible makes them highly significant. In addition to the glorification of violence, these narrative reveal a demonization of the Egyptians and the Canaanites. And demonization is often a prelude to aggression.

08:46

‘She did something very strange, unforgivable and shameful to me’ Taiwo Responds to Miriam Shehu’s accusations on Twitter BellaNaija

Earlier today, we put up a story of a heartbroken Nigerian lady, Miriam Shehu who took to twitter to call out her fiancé, Taiwo, who left after they were together for three years. She shared how she found out about his traditional wedding to another lady on Instagram. Since she shared the story, TwitterNG reacted with […]

08:30

BN Beauty: Easy & Affordable Nude Glam Makeup Tutorial by LizofSS BellaNaija

In this video beauty vlogger LizofSS shows us how she achieves the neutral glam makeup look with matte eyeshadows and a little glitter cut crease detail and bold winged eyeliner. Here’s what she said; Hi guyssss! Here’s a lovely nude glam makeup tutorial for those who don’t feel like using colours but still want to […]

08:12

UK Minister happy for US to share Syrian intelligence with Russia "IndyWatch Feed World"

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US-Russia Intelligence Coordination on Syria Shows Common Aim – UK Minister for Africa and the Middle East Tobias Ellwood said that plans by the United States and Russia to share information on terrorist targets in Syria does not raise concerns but instead reveals a shared interest in defeating extremism.

Plans by the United States and Russia to share information on terrorist targets in Syria does not raise concerns but instead reveals a shared interest in defeating extremism, UK Minister for Africa and the Middle East Tobias Ellwood told Sputnik. “The bigger picture is that we have a process in place to share intelligence to make sure that we can defeat extremism in Syria, and that is what we are all focused on,” Ellwood said Wednesday at a counterterrorism event on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

Ellwood, who is also a legislator in the UK House of Commons, stated that he is not concerned that the United States, a key ally of his government, would be sharing intelligence with Russia. Earlier Wednesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the UN Security Council and said preparations were being made to achieve military and intelligence cooperation with Russia concerning operations in Syria.

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07:50

Surprisingly Simple! Watch the Video for Lady Gaga’s New Single ‘Perfect Illusion’ BellaNaija

Lady Gaga chose a different approach from the usual in her new music video ‘Perfect Illusion’. After making a career of being ‘extra’ and eccentric, Gaga went for less in this video. While we’re not sure if we like the new Gaga yet, it’s definitely a song you can bump and play on repeat. Watch […]

07:48

Serena Williams Flashes Boobs In New Pics Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

The American tennis legend, Serena Williams, stepped out revealing her boobs in an open black jacket.. See another pic below..

07:39

Men Pictured Walking Naked In Abuja Are Alleged To Be Ritualists And Have Been Arrested (Pics) Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

The incident happened on Saturday at 4th Avenue, Gwarinpa Abuja and according to eyewitnesses, both men are very sane. Rumour has it that the guys are ritualists. They were later arrested. See more pics after the cut..

07:31

High School Sweethearts Anita & Chudi’s Sweet Story & Fun Wedding on ‘The Wedding Guest’ with Taje Prest – #AniCross2016 BellaNaija

Anita and Chudi met at a ‘4 to 8’ party when they were teenagers. She even used to drop food for him when they were dating, at his school King’s College. They still remained friends and she even told an ex one time that Chudi and her had ‘unfinished business’. They decided to give it […]

07:25

Na Wa! Another Blogger Arrested For Criticising Katsina Governor's Purchase Of 3,000 Coffins For Mosques Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

Na real wa! #Hisssss.. It's a SHAME, we vote in nuisance into government. The police in Katsina said yesterday that it arrested Blogger, Jamil Mabai for criticizing the purchase of 3000 coffins for distribution to mosques by the state governor, Aminu Masari.

Mabai had criticised the rationale behind the purchase of 3000 coffins at N40,000 each when the governor is yet to pay outstanding salary to civil servants in the State.

He wondered whether the governor wants the people of the State to die with the purchase of the coffins.

Justifying his arrest, the Commissioner of Police, Katsina State, Usman Abdulahi, said the blogger was detained for posting that the government bought the coffins because it wanted people to die. He said:

   “The state government complained that Jamil wrote that it had bought 3,000 coffins and distributed to mosques and may be it wanted Katsina people to die.

   “Any reasonable person will ask one or two questions. This is why we had to invite him to assist the police.”
This is coming barely two weeks after Emenike Iroegbu who publishes Abia Facts Newspapers was arrested over offences bordering on “defamation”.

   ”He recently published an article saying the governor buried a 9-year-old in the Government House in Umuahia,” Abia State Government said.

Within the past one year, Nigeria has witnessed an upsurge in arrests of citizens over their activities on the Internet.

In August 2015, three bloggers —Demond Ike, Seun Oloketuyi and Chris Nwandu— were arrested and charged for offences that allegedly contravened Cybercrime Act in Lagos.

Mr. Ike spent six months in custody, parts of which were in Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison.

A month later, Emmanuel Ojo, was arrested in Abeokuta allegedly on the orders of Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun, after posting some “offensive” materials on Facebook. The charges preferred against him remained stalled in the Abeokuta Division of the Federal High Court.

Mr. Ojo said he had since fled Nigeria to another West African country after “threats from powerful people became unbearable.”

On August 8, 2016, Abubakar 'Abdusidiqu' Usman, a pro-government blogger, was also arrested and detained for nearly two days for apparently publishing a report critical of the head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. Military regime loading.

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07:16

The Game addresses his Controversy with Meek Mill, says he has Slept With Three Kardashians On ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ | WATCH BellaNaija

Rapper The Game appeared on The Wendy Williams Show to promote his new album, ‘1992’. He discussed his music but the conversation eventually turned to his sex life — specifically, the three Kardashian TV stars he claims to have slept with. Wendy Williams asked him to specify which family member he was referring to and […]

06:42

BEST OF THE WEB: Russia is not your enemy: An open letter to the people of Europe "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dear friends, It has become incumbent upon me as a lover of peace and understanding, and as an opponent of the lies that often plague public discourse, to write to you the following: In many countries in your region, the new media message which is being embraced throughout the world - from America to the Far East, from the Middle East to southern Europe, from Latin America to Africa - is being slandered and misrepresented. I do not claim for a moment that new media are in anyway a monolithic bloc. The opposite is true. This itself is part of the appeal of new media. New media are news and opinion organizations that speak for themselves, and which speak against a rotten status quo which for too long has censored free speech, free thought, and freedom of conscience in the West.

06:25

Whose revolution? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Egypt (oD) – The Egyptian mass protests can only be classified as a reform movement that had hoped to create a liberal order. A modest goal that has degenerated into a full-spectrum military autocracy.

The mass protests that erupted in Egypt in 2011, and their aftermath, were dubbed ‘a revolution’ by both opponents and proponents.

The label, on the one hand, has been used to discredit the protests; described as a destructive force that is the reason for the abysmal state of the Egyptian economy. On the other hand, the same label has also been used to romanticize the struggle against the Mubarak regime and its successors.

A more sober examination of the nature of these events renders a different picture. It places the upheaval within a reformist rather than revolutionary realm that had aimed to pave the way for the development of Egyptian capitalism beyond the cronyism that had plagued it for several decades. However, a distinction needs to be made between social and political revolutions in order to identify the position of Egyptian mass protests either within this continuum or outside it altogether.

A social revolution can be defined as a process of societal upheaval by which one society replaces another, and one class the other at the helm. It represents a clear rupture by which the form of society drastically changes. The classic example of which, at least based on the Marxist tradition, is the French Revolution. The bourgeoisie were able to capture the state and overhaul the political structure in a manner that removed remaining feudal fetters on capitalist development.

On the other hand, the outcome of a political revolution involves a change in the nature of government or the political system with limited impact on the society at large, and sometimes with limited popular participation. The English civil war of 1640 and the Glorious Revolution of 1688 can arguably fall within this category.

Thus, the goals as well as the outcomes of a revolutionary process classify events of mass upheaval as either political or social. However, one needs to take into account that a revolutionary process is complex and involves a large number of social forces with conflicting aims who are not always historically conscious of their mission.

The French revolution, for example, started as an inter-elite split with moderate reformist aims. Through popular participation it turned into a radical social revolution, and the task of paving the way for capitalist development was not carried out by the bourgeoisie but by the popular classes.

The same applies to the English civil war. Even though the monarchy was eventually restored, it performed a bourgeois rather than feudal role, acting as a surrogate for bourgeois rule.

When one looks at the core of the Egyptian mass protests, namely the youth and secular movements that were anchored in the urban middle class or what can be called the petty bourgeoisie, one can see that their demands mainly revolved around political reforms with little social content and limited change in the structure of government.

The “We are all Khaled Saeed” Facebook page, one of the largest groups that called for protests in 2011, had a core message of combating police brutality. However, they had limited demands for political reform. As a result, this group quickly faded after the initial wave of protests.

On the other hand, as Mubarak was deposed and the struggle continued, it was against the Islamist current, most notably the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as the military. It revolved around the role of Islam in the political system as well as democratic reform to establish a system based on free and fair elections.

The goal was to establish a system whereby the coercive power of the state would be restrained and government corruption would be fought....

05:23

DNA study confirms indigenous Australians most ancient civilization "IndyWatch Feed World"

Claims that Indigenous Australians are the most ancient continuous civilisation on Earth have been backed by the first extensive study of their DNA, which dates their origins to more than 50,000 years ago. Scientists were able to trace the remarkable journey made by intrepid ancient humans by sifting through clues left in the DNA of modern populations in Australia and Papua New Guinea. The analysis shows that their ancestors were probably the first humans to cross an ocean, and reveals evidence of prehistoric liaisons with an unknown hominin cousin. Prof Eske Willerslev, an evolutionary geneticist who led the work at the University of Copenhagen, said: "This story has been missing for a long time in science. Now we know their relatives are the guys who were the first real human explorers. Our ancestors were sitting being kind of scared of the world while they set out on this exceptional journey across Asia and across the sea." The findings appear in one of four major human origins papers published in Nature this week, which together give an unprecedented insight into how humans first migrated out of the African continent, splintered into distinct populations and spread across the globe. Willerslev's findings, based on a new population analysis of 83 Indigenous Australians and 25 Papuans, shows that these groups can trace their origins back to the very first arrivals on the continent about 50,000 years ago and that they remained almost entirely isolated until around 4,000 years ago. "They are probably the oldest group in the world that you can link to one particular place," said Willerslev. En route to Australia, early humans would have encountered a motley assortment of other roving hominin species, including an unknown human relative who has now been shown to have contributed around 4% to the Indigenous Australian genome. Previously, scientists have discovered that prehistoric couplings have left all non-Africans today carrying 1-6% of Neanderthal DNA.

05:11

Encouraged segregation: Universities offering separate school events, dorm housing to black students "IndyWatch Feed World"

Comment: The ponerization of young minds continues. Back-to-school activities kicked into high gear in recent weeks as the fall semester began, and in addition to the typical orientations that greet all students, several universities hosted additional events specifically for black students. They're billed as ways to enhance black students' experiences on campus and get them comfortable and involved with their schools. While segregation of the past has a negative connotation, today its general definition — to set apart from the rest, isolate or divide — describes what's going on at universities in which special events are designed for students of color, and often specifically for black students. California State University Fresno recently held a three-day student retreat for black students, for example. The $16,000 undertaking in August included a trip to a water park, skits, and talks of encouragement from professors and peers. It was hosted so that "new and continuing African-American students, along with African-American faculty, staff and alumni, could exchange ideas of how to create a greater sense of belonging on campus," according to Fresno State President Joseph Castro. George Mason University also recently hosted a "Black Freshman Orientation" that sought to "introduce the incoming freshman class to George Mason from the perspective of Black students,"according to a description of the event on the school's website.

05:05

Napoleon’s Experience Inside The Great Pyramid Of Giza "IndyWatch Feed World"

In 1799 the great French commander Napoleon Bonaparte spent a night inside the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid of Giza. During the night he had a mystical experience that changed his destiny and that of others. It is proposed that the Great Pyramid of Giza is not a tomb as proposed by mainstream Egyptologists. Instead it is an elaborate structure with secret mechanisms in place that channels energy. Napoleon wanted to emulate other great commanders before him, like Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great, who had also spent time at the pyramid. When a few of his most trusted men asked Napoleon what had happened inside of the Pyramid, Napoleon replied: ‘Even If I told you, you would not believe me.’ Ancient Code reports: If we look back into history, we will find out that on summer of 1798, more than thirty thousand French soldiers came to Egypt under the command of General Bonaparte. His official mission was to free the country of the Nile from three centuries of Turkish rule and, incidentally, to block the free navigation of the English with their eastern colonies. However, the young Napoleon did something no other person had ever done: he took with him [...]

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04:22

One Of The Four Abducted Lagos Landlords Escapes Kidnappers Den Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

One of the four landlords kidnapped by gunmen in the Isheri North area of Lagos State has 'escaped' from his captors. It was learnt that the victim, who arrived at home on Tuesday, however, refused to discuss his ordeal with anyone. The kidnappers had demanded N1.2 billion for the four men.

It had earlier been reported that the masked gunmen emerged from the waterways while the victims were jogging around 8am on Saturday. The assailants were said to have shot into the air before taking away the four men in a speedboat.

A source said that one of the men escaped on Tuesday. He said,

   ''He escaped from their midst because no ransom was paid. He is scared and has kept to himself. The police have maintained visible presence in the community, but it is not certain they know where the kidnappers are.''

Another member of the community said some money was paid, adding that the victim arrived at the estate around 5am in a boat.

He said, ''A large amount of money was paid by his family for his release, he didn't escape. He was released at about 5am.''

04:22

Brit MPs - tackling ISIS with military force alone against will just push it to Africa or Asia "IndyWatch Feed World"

The success of airstrikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria may be undermined unless military force is coupled with political progress in the region, a committee of MPs has warned. The Commons Defense Committee said that the government needs a "grand strategy" to defeat the terrorist group. Taking territory by force was "necessary but not sufficient," the cross party committee warned in a report published on Wednesday. Though the committee said UK airstrikes in Iraq were effective in winning back militant-held territories, it noted that without coordinated political reform IS could be replaced by other radical Islamist groups. "Assuming Daesh [IS] is squeezed out of both countries, we have to focus too on what happens next - both in other countries to which Daesh may migrate and in Syria especially where there is no shortage of other Islamist groups, just as dangerous, which are planning to take control," committee chairman Julian Lewis, a conservative MP, said in a statement. The report also suggested that if forced out of Iraq and Syria, IS is likely to form affiliate groups in Africa or Asia. Comment: They're just figuring this out? The good MPs are a little late. It's already in play. Libya: The Western Coalition/ISIS's new frontSo it begins again: US launches air strikes on ISIS targets in Sirte, Libya

04:13

Awww.. Excited Emir Of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II, Meets Pope Francis In Italy (Pics) Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

The World Day of Prayer for Peace, which witnessed the participation of over 450 religious leaders of different faiths, who came together to pray for peace, strengthen dialogue, was concluded yesterday, Sept 20 in Assisi, Italy.
In attendance was Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II, and he met with Pope Francis. They are pictured shaking hands with the dashing Emir looking very excited.

03:59

I Left Her Because She Has A Very Shameful Secret - Supposed Fiance, Taiwo, Who Jilted Miriam Shehu After 3Years Of Courtship Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

Earlier today, a Twitter user named, Shalom Miriam Shehu, shared her sad story on her page. According to her, Taiwo, her fiance of 3 years whose MSc program she sponsored in Kingston dumped her and married someone else just this past Saturday and she only got to know about it on IG. If you missed it, click (HERE).

Oh well, someone claiming to be Taiwo has responded to Mariam's story. According to him, the reason why he walked away from her and married someone else is because she has a very 'shameful secret'. Read his tweets below..

03:48

Rome Olympic bid collapses in acrimony New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

  Rome is set to drop its bid to host the Olympic Games in 2024, after its anti-establishment mayor said it would be “irresponsible” to be a candidate. Virginia Raggi of the Five Star movement was elected in June. Her decision was a blow for the city’s Olympic committee which had hoped to change her […]

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03:46

Ogun appoints 120 principals, VPs New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

The Ogun State Government Wednesday inducted 39 principals and 81 vice principals drawn from the public secondary schools across the state. The government also charged the principals and vice principals to maintain discipline for effective school administration and efficient service delivery. The state Chairman, Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Chief (Mrs) Olabosipo Ogunsan, gave the admonition […]

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03:41

Kerry urges grounding of Syria planes New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

  The US Secretary of State has called for all planes to be grounded in key areas of Syria to save the truce there, following an attack on an aid convoy. In a blistering speech at the United Nations, John Kerry said the future of Syria was “hanging by a thread”. He said Monday’s attack, […]

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03:41

Airport terminals funding:‎ Stop blackmailing Jonathan, PDP tells Adeosun New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun of blackmailing the previous government with her claim that Nigeria has not paid the airport terminal counterpart funding of $100 million. Mrs. Adeosun was said to have made the claim in a morning television programme. The party ‎described such statement […]

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02:21

Turkish journalists face terrorism-related charges in Istanbul court New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

The trial of two journalists of Turkish left-wing newspaper Cumhuriyet over their alleged support for terrorists began on Wednesday in the absence of one of the two plaintiffs, former editor Can Dundar. Along with Erdem Gul, the paper’s bureau chief in Ankara, Dundar is accused of “intentionally supporting an armed terrorist organisation’’. However, he left […]

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02:17

Migrant boat carrying 600 capsizes off Egypt, at least 29 dead New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

  A boat carrying around 600 people capsized off Egypt’s coast, killing at least 29, officials said on Wednesday, in the latest disaster to befall migrants attempting to make the crossing to Europe. The boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Burg Rashid, a village in the northern Beheira province. Of the 29 bodies found […]

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02:12

Asoebi Lovers, This is for you! Connect with Great Fashion Designers or Stylish Customers with Madivas BellaNaija

For Asoebi Lovers Looking For a Great Tailor/Fashion Designer Dear Asoebi lovers, we all know that sometimes our Nigerian tailors/fashion designers are not as reliable as they ought to be. Often times pickup deadlines are further delayed by weeks(even months) before we get them. In some cases, measurement is not as accurate and fit is […]

02:08

Yoga Lifestyle with Choc: Unroll Your Mat & Relieve Stress with Yoga BellaNaija

There’s always something buzz worthy happening across Nigeria. Today it’s the economy, tomorrow it will be the political system and the day after will have its own hot topic. The ups and downs seem endless, but look on the bright side: if there are no ups and downs in your life, you’re no longer living. […]

02:08

OMG! Young Woman's Butt Explodes While Doing Squats For Instagram Video (Pics) Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

A young lady, Serena Beuford, 27, of Boston was left in a coma after her butt implants exploded while doing squats for an Instagram video.

Doctors say Serena Beuford is in serious condition after her butt implants exploded.

Beuford was working out with a friend at a gym, and after they finished, the friend attempted to record Beuford doing squats to post the video on Instagram.

As Beuford was squatting, she heard a loud pop; which prompted her to immediately stop. Soon after the popping sound, Beuford fell to the floor screaming in agony from the pain. Other gym members rushed to her rescue until medical services arrived.

Jewel, a patron of the gym recalls the horrible event:

   "I heard a loud popping noise followed by the woman falling to the floor. She was screaming my ass is gone!! I had no idea what she was talking about until I saw her cushion like butt missing when EMS took her out of the gym.
   ''There was blood and yellowish fluid all over the floor. She used to always show off her butt in the gym and tried to get guys attention with her work outs. Looks like she got more attention than she wanted this time around.'' He added.

According to her sister, Serena got her surgery done in March of this year from an unlicensed clinic and she reported that her sister absolutely loved her butt.

She said her sister got a lot of attention from men who would buy her gifts just because of her butt. She said Serena wanted to be an Instagram star and she thought this was the way to do it.

According to the doctors working on Serena’s case, she is expected to survive but will have no use of her bowel system, she will have to use a colostomy bag.

   ''The eruption of her implants caused severe damage to her rectum, colon, and lower intestines.''

According to medical officials, Beuford will require extensive medical procedures to repair the damage caused by the bad surgery.

   "We, as physicians, do not understand why women put themselves through such agonizing pain to achieve results like this. These surgeries are not healthy for the body and are not meant to last long. Whoever did this to this young woman should be ashamed of themselves", said Dr. Sanji, a surgeon.

02:03

Dakkada Partners MTN to Boost Entrepreneurship BellaNaija

MTN Nigeria recently partnered with Akwa Ibom State’s social re-orientation initiative, Dakkada, to empower 600 indigenes of the state to kick-start their entrepreneurship endeavours. Apart from the seed capital of funds they received, the beneficiaries also received various telephony support equipment to aid the running of their businesses. The gesture was announced at a press […]

01:59

Spice Route Celebrates 3rd Anniversary with The Great Gatsby Themed Party | Saturday, September 24th BellaNaija

There will be a lot of celebration this weekend for the Spice Route team as they announce their 3rd anniversary in the hospitality/nightlife industry. The grand celebration themed “The Great Gatsby Party” is set to take place on Saturday. Find details below: Date: Saturday, September 24th, 2016 Time: 10PM Venue: Spice Route 36 Adeola Odeku Street VI […]

01:55

Pic: Little Sokoto Orphan Allegedly Raped, Impregnated By Alhaji Giwa ¦ Alhaji Giwa Denies Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

A Nigerian journalist named, Faruk Muhammed Yabo, with DW Radio Hausa Service, Bonne, Germany, shared this VERY pathetic story of an underaged orphan girl from Birnin Ruwa village in Sokoto State, who was allegedly raped, impregnated and abandoned by one Alhaji Giwa, who is also from the same village.. And according to Yabo, the said rapist, Alhaji Giwa, has denied the pregnancy before the Sharia court.

I'm so pissed, when is this country gonna protect 'The GIRL CHILD'? When?? This is 2016, yet it feels like we are in 1606! Damn!! Read the pathetic story below..

The story of this under-aged Maimuna an orphan of Birnin ruwa village in Sokoto, who was raped, impregnated and abandoned by one Alhaji Giwa of the same village as accused, is very touchy.

Maimuna who is 8 month pregnant, has no body to cater for her pregnancy in this very young age. She is now helpless, her father died since, and the person accused of impregnating her denied before the upper sheri'a court in Sokoto, but Maimuna insisted that Alhaji Giwa as accused, was the only one who impregnated her.

The two witnesses from the same village have attested before the court that Alhaji Giwa even told them that he will take Maimuna to a specialist for abortion, but later changed his mind.

A child of a very poor family, Maimuna is in dare need of assistance from human right agencies because Alhaji, the person in accuse of impregnating her already hired a lawyer for the case.

01:42

Aunty Bella: Ms. My Son is Depressed Because I Left His Abusive Dad BellaNaija

Aunty Bella is our  agony aunt column on BellaNaija. We launched this column in the early days of BN and periodically feature issues sent in by BN readers. A BellaNaijarian left this story on the most recent edition of ‘Dear Young Wife’ We hope the BN family can offer insightful advice. *** Hello BN, I’m a regular […]

01:40

It Begins Now! Vote for your Favourite Beauty Brand & Personality in the 2016 Genevieve Beauty Awards BellaNaija

The Genevieve Magazine Team is thrilled to announce the nominees for the 2016 Genevieve Beauty Awards. You can cast your vote for your favourite nominees, who represent the ‘best of the best’ from this year’s nominations in each of the category. All category nominees will be reviewed by the Genevieve Beauty Award Committee. This is […]

01:37

28Yrs Old Jilted Heavily Pregnant Lady Storms Church With A Bottle Of Schnapp, Invoke Curses On Would-Be Couple, Relatives & Pastor Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

A 28-year-old pregnant lady disrupted a wedding ceremony at the Sepaase Grace Baptist Church upon hearing that her partner with whom she has one child was getting married to a member of his congregation.

Akua Afriyie stormed the church premises with a bottle of Schnapp when the would-be couple was being introduced ahead of Sunday’s ceremony to the surprise of many congregants.

She invoked curses on Kofi Boateng and his bride-to-be, the pastor who was to bless the planned marriage, as well as relatives and church members who would attend the wedding.

Unapologetic Madam Afriyie tells Nhyira FM’s Obra show she has lived with Boateng for over five years and is seven months pregnant for him.

Mr Boateng is the Youth President of the church who was living with Madam Afriyie at the mission house until the church de-fellowshipped him for six months for fornication following his relationship with Madam Afriyie.

The church sanction forced the two to live in separate residences for about two years although they were still seeing each other.

Madam Afriyie said she recently heard Mr Boateng is about to marry another lady.

According to her, she went back to Mr Boateng two months after she had delivered their baby, now two-years-old.

She said after they had unprotected sex on the day of the visit, she insisted on spending some days, a proposal Mr Boateng turned down for fear of the church finding out he was still fornicating.

A quarrel ensued between the two lovebirds then and she confirmed that there have been a series of quarrels since as they disagree over every issue.

Kofi Boateng who confirmed that he is getting married on Sunday added he couldn't marry Madam Afriyie because of her tendency to invoke curses at the least opportunity.

He also added that his relatives are against their relationship.

Meanwhile, Nyirha FM reached out to Minister in charge of Sepaase Baptist Church, Reverend Inkoom, but he refused to comment on the matter.

01:31

Oklahoma, USA police kill unarmed African American for broken down car "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 19 September 2016 video from the USA is called Tulsa Police Shoot and Kill Unarmed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Calls for murder probe after police killing of black man

Wednesday 21st September 2016

POLICE in the US city of Tulsa faced calls for a murder inquiry on Monday after released video showed an unarmed black man shot dead by officers had his hands up.

Father-of-four Terence Crutcher was killed on Friday after police saw his car broken down in the middle of the road.

They apparently tasered and surrounded Mr Crutcher before shooting him as he lay on the ground.

His twin sister Tiffany Crutcher called for the charges against the officers, while the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma said Mr Crutcher was left to bleed while police stood by.

Civil rights lawyer Benjamin Crump, who represented the family of black teenage shooting victim Trayvon Martin, said Mr Crutcher had committed no crime and officers had no reason to shoot him.

“When unarmed people of colour break down on the side of the road, we’re not treated as citizens needing help,” he said.

“So I guess it’s a crime now to be a big black man,” Mr Crump said. “My God, help us.”

The Tulsa Police Department (TPD) released helicopter and dashboard video on Monday showing the police killing of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher. Crutcher, unarmed and not a suspect in any crime, was surrendering peacefully when police officers simultaneously shot him with a stun gun and a pistol: here.

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01:20

Court jails fake Lagos landlord 6 years New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

  A 52-year-old man, Ige Aruya, will spend six years in prison for posing as a landlord to defraud a Nollywood actress of N820, 200, A Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, presided over by Mrs Kikelomo Ayeye, sentenced Aruya after finding the convict guilty of a two-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money under false […]

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01:19

Trade wars and food wars: How Obama and multi-national agro-businesses are contributing to global instability "IndyWatch Feed World"

The concentration and centralization of the agro-business multi-nationals advances with gigantic strides: Potash Corp and Agrium have combined into a $30 billion monopoly over the world fertilizer market. Dow Chemical and DuPont combine in a $130 billion dollar deal in the seed and agricultural chemicals sector. ChemChina prepares to take over Syngenta in a $44 billion acquisition. Bayer is preparing to buy out Monsanto for $56 billion and further concentrate control over worldwide seed and chemical markets. A quarter of a trillion dollars worth of mergers and acquisitions is poised to concentrate control of global agriculture prices, profits and markets in four directorates. Parallel to the corporate capitalist drive for world domination, the White House has embarked on a full-scale trade and maritime war against China. This essay presents the political and social implications of the agro-business counter-revolution and the concomitant US drive to encircle and enclose China's market. Agro-Business Monopolies and Social Revolution This process of agri-business monopolization will have a major impact on farmers, consumers and environmentalists worldwide. Seed and fertilizer prices will rise, devastating farmers' income and resulting in ever more bankruptcies. Nitrogen and potash, the two biggest fertilizer inputs for farmers, will be controlled by a monopoly cartel. Farmers will have no choice - either market response or political struggle. In other words, they can try to raise food prices or organize a revolt against the cartels. In the imperial countries, national populist movements have emerged, especially in the countryside, small towns and cities: farmers, ecologists and consumers take to the streets while urban mass opposition, responding to rising food costs, are gaining momentum. Throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America, the agro-business control of chemical and seed inputs raises the debt burden on peasants and farmers while contaminating food with pesticides and provoking food riots and land occupation movements. The impact of food insecurity, including debt and malnutrition, undermines community and family cohesion. This is the context in which armed insurgents have emerged, including the Islamist movements in the Middle East, North Africa and West Asia, gaining credibility and followers among the millions of dispossessed.

01:19

Mo’Cheddah Unveils Promotional Photos for Her Chic Clothing Line & We’re Loving It! BellaNaija

Often admired for her impeccable style preferences, Nigerian Pop artist, Mo’Cheddah, has finally taken a fresh leap in the world of fashion with the launch of her much anticipated clothing line with a new ready to wear collection that emphasizes fun, edge and most importantly affordability. “I want everyone to be able to express themselves […]

01:17

President Buhari Didn't Kidnap Chibok Girls, So Stop Coming To Aso Rock, We Won't Allow You In - Presidential Aide Slams BBOG Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

Presidential Adviser on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, has stated, in clear terms, that the Bring Back Our Girls Group, BBOG, would never again be allowed into the Presidential Villa again to protest.

The BBOG advocacy, last week, gave President Muhammadu Buhari some tips on how to go about rescuing the captive Chibok Girls abducted since April 14, 2014 by Boko Haram.

Ojudu, yesterday, said the group was making the protest look like President Buhari look like he detained the Chibok girls.

Ojudu stated that: ''Since the President came to power, he has met with them thrice and it is looking like, you are making this thing appear as if I am the one detaining those girls. I am not detaining them. You are only going to protest to me if I am the one detaining them.

   ''If you allow the BBOG to go into the villa everyday to carry out their campaign, what time would the President have to do his work?

   ''Will that not be calling for disorder? In UK, anyone who has something to say goes to Trafalgar Square. The media will meet you there. They don’t enter into 10, Downing Street.

   ''So, if the BBOG can restrict its campaign to the Unity Square, no body will stop them. But to say that everyday you want to go to the bedroom in the office of the President, that for me is bad.'' Ojudu said.

A rights group, SERAP, recently appealed to the United Nations to stop authorities from harassing the BBOG campaigners for legitimately demanding for the freedom of the Chibok Girl from Boko Haram.

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01:15

American Pastor Deported From Botswana After Calling For Gays To Be Murdered "IndyWatch Feed World"

Steven Anderson has been banned from entering the U.K., Botswana and South Africa due to his homophobic views. (YouTube Screenshot/sanderson1611)

Steven Anderson has been banned from entering the U.K., Botswana and South Africa due to his homophobic views. (YouTube Screenshot/sanderson1611)

U.S. pastor Steven Anderson was arrested and deported from the African nation of Botswana after calling for gay people to be killed, President Ian Khama told Reuters Tuesday, just days after the pastor was banned from neighboring South Africa over his anti-gay views.

Anderson, of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona, notoriously welcomed the gunning down in June of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida by saying “there’s 50 less pedophiles in this world,” including Omar Mateen, the mass shooter.

Khama told Reuters he had ordered Anderson’s immediate arrest and deportation after the pastor said in an interview with a local radio station in the capital Gabarone that gays and lesbians should be killed.

“He was picked up at the radio station. I said they should pick him up and show him out of the country,” Khama said in an interview. “We don’t want hate speech in this country. Let him do it in his own country.”

The president said Anderson had been put on a visa watch list two days ago after being barred from South Africa but appeared to have slipped into Botswana before all border posts were fully alerted.

Banning him from South Africa on Sept. 13, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba also equated Anderson’s views with hate speech.

However, Anderson denied he was being deported. “I am not being arrested. I am leaving Botswana voluntarily,” he told witnesses at the radio station, adding in the local Setswana language that he loved Botswana very much.

During Tuesday’s radio interview, in which he also called for pedophiles and adulterers to be killed and said the Bible barred women from preaching in church, Anderson said he had arrived in Botswana last Thursday from Ethiopia.

Onkokame Mosweu, a commentator on gay and lesbian affairs, welcomed the government’s move to remove Anderson, adding, “He should have never been allowed to come to Botswana in the first place.”


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01:07

IG bans deployment of police mobile force to individuals New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

    The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris, on Wednesday said the force would no longer deploy personnel of the Police Mobile Force (PMF) to guard individuals. Idris made the disclosure at a meeting with Commanders of the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Special Protection Unit (SPU) and the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) in […]

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01:07

Confusion in Ondo APC over NWC decision on Appeal C’tte report New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

  There is confusion in the camps of the governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State over the decision of the National Working Committee (NWC) on the report of the Appeal Committee of the party on the primary that produced Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) as candidate of the party. While those […]

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01:02

New Video: Cynthia Morgan feat. Stonebwoy – Bubble Bup BellaNaija

Northside Inc. Act Cynthia Morgan has dropped the official visual to her latest single ‘Bubble Bup’ featuring Stonebwoy. These two dancehall acts did justice to the song as well as the video directed by Unlimted L.A. Watch it here:

00:52

N6.8bn: Judge’s absence stalls ex-NAMA MD’s trial New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

  The absence of the judge in the trial of the former Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Ibrahim Abdulsalam in an alleged N6.8billion fraud was stalled at the Federal High Court, Lagos. Abdulsalam is facing trial alongside six of his former Directors and General Managers for allegedly stealing and defrauding NAMA […]

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00:35

Kunle Afolayan, Adesua Etomi, Enyinna Nwigwe, Obi Asika & More attend the Launch of Filmhouse Cinema, Lekki | Photos BellaNaija

IMAX, the world’s most immersive movie experience is finally in Lagos, Nigeria! If you haven’t been in the loop, Filmhouse Cinemas launched West Africa’s first IMAX movie theatre on Friday, September 9th 2016 with a screening well attended by top movie industry players. IMAX, (short for Image Maximum) shows motion pictures with the most lucid and […]

00:29

‘Nigerian Gangster’ Jesse Jagz gets Revealing on a New Episode Of ‘Da Chat’ | WATCH him talk about his Chocolate City Exit, “Beef” with M.I & More BellaNaija

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00:20

Botswana deports US pastor after he calls for 'killing gays' "IndyWatch Feed World"

U.S. pastor Steven Anderson was arrested and deported from the African nation of Botswana after calling for gay people to be killed, President Ian Khama told Reuters Tuesday, just days after the pastor was banned from neighboring South Africa over his anti-gay views. Anderson, of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona, notoriously welcomed the gunning down in June of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida by saying "there's 50 less pedophiles in this world," including Omar Mateen, the mass shooter. Khama told Reuters he had ordered Anderson's immediate arrest and deportation after the pastor said in an interview with a local radio station in the capital Gabarone that gays and lesbians should be killed.

00:13

Obiora Obiwon has Released Two New Singles to Celebrate his Anniversary & 4th Album! Listen to ‘Glory’ & ‘Mercy’ on BN BellaNaija

On the journey to a previously announced anniversary and 4th album, Obiora Obiwon returns with a “double A-Side” single of two songs ‘Mercy’ and ‘Glory’. Introducing the songs a few days ago on his social media handles, the singer announced that “the water has broken as we finally begin to birth my new album, #anniversaryalbum […]

00:07

Experience the Most Exciting Shopping Event of the Year at the 2nd Edition of Heritage Bank Business Fair | October 2nd & 3rd BellaNaija

Be a part of the most exciting shopping event of the year – The 2nd edition of the Heritage Bank Business Fair is here! This is a platform for budding businesses across Lagos state to showcase their goods and services while enjoying fantastic networking opportunities. The fair serves as the perfect hangout for families and friends and […]

Wednesday, 21 September

23:58

Rising Alternative Singer Sir Dauda has a New Tune for you to Enjoy! Listen to ‘Je Ko Work’ on BN BellaNaija

Keeper of the Deep Shop Sir Dauda is not stopping! The musician who last week announced plans to release an EP just dropped a new single titled ‘Je ko Work’. He shared this on Instagram, “Me and my man Sizzle were in the studio the other day talking bout the challenges of artistes in Nigeria, […]

23:56

BN Style Your Bump: Angelina Jolie Edition BellaNaija

It’s Wednesday and it’s time for a new edition of BN Style Your Bump, a series where BN Style looks into maternity style from different women to help inspire you! So far we have profiled Chrissy Teigen, Patricia Bright, Kourtney Kardashian, Tamera Mowry, Maky Benson, Blake Lively, Lami Phillips, Nikki Perkins, Lilian Esoro Franklin, Kate Middleton, Teslimat Yusuf, Kerry […]

23:41

A Surprise Guest is in the Studio! Listen to Korede Bello, Funbi, Adekunle Gold, Illbliss & More on a New Episode of “The Top 12 Countdown with Cobhams Asuquo” BellaNaija

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23:36

Total Hypocrite: Obama Attempts to Slam Putin, Incriminates Himself Instead "IndyWatch Feed World"

By The Anti-Media

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Editor’s Note: The ridiculous hypocrisy of this is enough to make one’s head implode. Then again, this is a guy who just got done telling the United Nations that America is “a force for good” in the world without bursting into laughter.

by Darius Shahtahmasebi

Barack Obama recently criticized presidential candidate Donald Trump’s admiration of Vladimir Putin, but his complaint was hypocritically laughable. Though no one in their right mind would pretend the Russian president is any kind of saintly figure, Obama’s choice of words in scrutinizing his Russian counterpart turned into a largely accurate description of himself.

The American president attacked Trump for praising Putin as being a “strong leader” despite the fact that, according to Obama, Putin “invades smaller countries,” jails political opponents, controls his country’s media, and has driven Russia’s economy into recession.

Let’s go through those claims one by one.

Putin Invades Smaller Countries

In 2011, Obama invaded Libya, the country with the highest standard of living in Africa, plunging the rich democracy into a perpetual state of civil war. U.S. media tried to claim the American role in this conflict was secondary in a so-called “leading from behind” capacity. But the truth is the U.S. was the second biggest, if not the biggest contributor to this war (depending on the report). It was an American drone that struck Muammar Gaddafi’s motorcade, effectively sealing the fate of the Libyan leader.

Obama is also actively bombing Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq, to name a few. None of these are considered large countries, especially when compared to U...

Total Hypocrite: Obama Attempts to Slam Putin, Incriminates Himself Instead "IndyWatch Feed World"

Editor’s Note: The ridiculous hypocrisy of this is enough to make one’s head implode. Then again, this is a guy who just got done telling the United Nations that America is “a force for good” in the world without bursting into laughter.

obama-putin-whattheworldsees

by Darius Shahtahmasebi

Barack Obama recently criticized presidential candidate Donald Trump’s admiration of Vladimir Putin, but his complaint was hypocritically laughable. Though no one in their right mind would pretend the Russian president is any kind of saintly figure, Obama’s choice of words in scrutinizing his Russian counterpart turned into a largely accurate description of himself.

The American president attacked Trump for praising Putin as being a “strong leader” despite the fact that, according to Obama, Putin “invades smaller countries,” jails political opponents, controls his country’s media, and has driven Russia’s economy into recession.

Let’s go through those claims one by one.

Putin Invades Smaller Countries

In 2011, Obama invaded Libya, the country with the highest standard of living in Africa, plunging the rich democracy into a perpetual state of civil war. U.S. media tried to claim the American role in this conflict was secondary in a so-called “leading from behind” capacity. But the truth is the U.S. was the second biggest, if not the biggest contributor to this war (depending on the report). It was an American drone that struck Muammar Gaddafi’s motorcade, effectively sealing the fate of the Libyan leader.

Obama is also actively bombing Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq, to name a few. None of these are considered large countries, especially when compared to United States’ military spending and the number of bases it has worldwide. If anything, these are all incredibly poor and relatively sm...

23:31

Pastor Yemisi Ashimolowo, Pastor Nike Adeyemi, Kate Henshaw, Eben & Lepacious Bose Set to Minister at the Women Of Worth Conference 2016 | September 24th-25th BellaNaija

Women of Worth Foundation (WOW Foundation) is a registered non-profit making organization which was established in 2009 with the aim of providing support to women in the society and empowering them to harness their potentials. In line with our vision, we are pleased to introduce the Women of Worth Annual Conference – RADIATE, a two […]

23:29

Must Read! President Buhari writes an Article in Bloomberg on Making ‘Africa Rising’ a Reality in Nigeria BellaNaija

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, wrote an interesting piece for Bloomberg on “Making ‘Africa Rising’ a Reality in Nigeria”. Read below. Until a few years ago, Africa Rising was a dominant theme in conversations about the global economy. That enthusiasm has since cooled, so that in newsrooms and think tanks and conference panels, “Africa Rising!” has given […]

23:27

WATCH Episode 4 of “Dear Young Wife” with Tomi Odunsi & Chef Daniel Olurin BellaNaija

On this episode of “Dear Young Wife”, Chef Daniel and Tomi Odunsi talk about interracial and intercultural marriages and how that can affect food preferences. Chef Daniel says “Just imagine your partner’s cultural food is Earthworms, noodles and frog soup, would you try it out or you completely reject it?” Watch below.

23:21

First Stop, Ibadan! ‘The Smart Money Woman’ Book Tour Kicks off Tomorrow BellaNaija

The Smart Money Woman: An African Girl’s Journey to Financial Freedom tells a juicy story set in Lagos, about five girlfriends: Zuri, Tami, Lara, Ladun and Adesuwa, navigating incredible money troubles and coming out victorious. Since the book’s debut this summer, reviews and opinions have been pouring in, and now personal finance expert Arese Ugwu officially kicks off […]

23:19

Time for Mugabe to go, says Botswana President Khama New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Zimbabwe’s 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe should step aside without delay and allow new leadership of a country whose political and economic implosion since 2000 is dragging down the whole of southern Africa, Botswana President Ian Khama said. Despite his reputation as one of Africa’s most outspoken figures, Khama’s remarks are certain to raise hackles in […]

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23:16

Despicable: Clinton Foundation Caught Watering Down AIDS Drugs to Africa "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Piper McGowin

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More and more people are realizing that the Clinton Foundation is a giant money laundering scheme that Hillary was using as a “pay for play” with foreign governments for “favors” during her tenure as Secretary of State and who knows how far and deep that rabbit hole truly goes. It’s global and the US government is acting like its just as untouchable as Hillary is.

While she refuses to answer questions about her “charitable foundation,” her husband Bill just keeps parroting how philanthropic the Clinton Foundation is, how they take money from rich people and charitably give it to the poor and how they help sick people all over the world. One TV pundit even laughably claimed that people would die without the Clinton Foundation because they help people who have AIDS.

Oh yeah? Is that so?

Because a new congressional report just concluded that people are likely dying because the Clinton Foundation’s Health Access Initiative was caught distributing watered-down HIV/AIDS drugs to Africa.

Via The Daily Caller:

Former President Bill Clinton and his Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) distributed “watered-down” HIV/AIDs drugs to patients in sub-Saharan Africa, and “likely increased” the risks of morbidity and mortality, according to a draft congressional report obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The congressional report, titled,“The Clinton Foundation and The India Success Story,” was initiated by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican and vice-chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee…

The Clinton Foundation has partnered with a drug firm Ranbaxy for over a decade now since 2003, an Indian firm that pleaded guilty to seven criminal counts in 2013 including introduction of adulterated drugs into interstate commerce and intent to defraud. They were fined $500 million by the Department of Justice, the largest financial penalty ever paid by a generic pharma company in the US.

That same year in a speech in Mumbia, Bill praised Ranbaxy as “saving millions of lives.”

The watered-down drugs were cited as “perhaps even accelerating death from HIV-related infections”.

In other words, killing people.

Bill Clinton also an signed executive order back in 2000 which “‘relaxed intellectual property policy standards,’ promising the U.S. government ‘would not revoke or revise the intellectual property laws of any ‘Sub-Saharan country’ relating to HIV/AIDS medicines or technologies,’” according to the report. The foundation’s partnership with Ranbaxy also allowed the company’s drugs to be purchased by the U.S. government under a $15 billion Emergency Plan for AIDS relief initiative started by George W. Bush, in addition to the millions it received annually through USAID.

The company first got caught with shoddy drugs...

Despicable: Clinton Foundation Caught Watering Down AIDS Drugs to Africa "IndyWatch Feed World"

hillarynun

More and more people are realizing that the Clinton Foundation is a giant money laundering scheme that Hillary was using as a “pay for play” with foreign governments for “favors” during her tenure as Secretary of State and who knows how far and deep that rabbit hole truly goes. It’s global and the US government is acting like its just as untouchable as Hillary is.

While she refuses to answer questions about her “charitable foundation,” her husband Bill just keeps parroting how philanthropic the Clinton Foundation is, how they take money from rich people and charitably give it to the poor and how they help sick people all over the world. One TV pundit even laughably claimed that people would die without the Clinton Foundation because they help people who have AIDS.

Oh yeah? Is that so?

Because a new congressional report just concluded that people are likely dying because the Clinton Foundation’s Health Access Initiative was caught distributing watered-down HIV/AIDS drugs to Africa.

Via The Daily Caller:

Former President Bill Clinton and his Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) distributed “watered-down” HIV/AIDs drugs to patients in sub-Saharan Africa, and “likely increased” the risks of morbidity and mortality, according to a draft congressional report obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The congressional report, titled,“The Clinton Foundation and The India Success Story,” was initiated by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican and vice-chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee…

The Clinton Foundation has partnered with a drug firm Ranbaxy for over a decade now since 2003, an Indian firm that pleaded guilty to seven criminal counts in 2013 including introduction of adulterated drugs into interstate commerce and intent to defraud. They were fined $500 million by the Department of Justice, the largest financial penalty ever paid by a generic pharma company in the US.

That same year in a speech in Mumbia, Bill praised Ranbaxy as “saving millions of lives.”

The watered-down drugs were cited as “perhaps even accelerating death from HIV-related infections”.

In other words, killing people.

Bill Clinton also an signed executive order back in 2000 which “‘relaxed intellectual property policy standards,’ promising the U.S. government ‘would not revoke or revise the intellectual property laws of any ‘Sub-Saharan country’ relating to HIV/AIDS medicines or technologies,'” according to the report. The foundation’s partnership with Ranbaxy also allowed the company’s drugs to be purchased by the U.S. government under a $15 billion Emergency Plan for AIDS relief initiative started by George W. Bush, in addition to the millions it received annually through USAID.

The company first got caught with shoddy drugs back in 2004, the year after they partnered with the Clinton Foundation.

Whatever is truly going on over there, this is just the tip of the corru...

23:14

Link Pan-African News Wire

African American Rebellion After Fatal Police Shooting in Charlotte
AFP
21 September, 2016 09:30

Police officers wearing riot gear block a road during protests after police fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. September 20, 2016.  Image by: STRINGER / REUTERS

Twelve officers have been injured during continuing protests in a North Carolina city sparked by the fatal police shooting of an African-American man, officials said on Wednesday.

Demonstrators gathered late Tuesday near an apartment complex in the city of Charlotte where the shooting occurred, carrying signs that read "Black Lives Matter" and chanting "No justice, no peace!" local television reported.

Media reported that several hundred people gathered to protest after the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, who was reported to be African-American as was the officer who killed him.

"Approximately 12 officers injured. One officer hit in face with a rock," read a tweet posted by the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department.

A separate police department tweet said the officers were "injured tonight working to protect our community during demonstration."

Police officers wearing riot gear block a road during protests after police fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. September 20, 2016.  Reuters

News reports said an unspecified number of civilians have also been injured.

WSOC-TV reported that police donned riot gear and used tear gas as they tried to subdue the angry crowd, which authorities said attacked and damaged several police cars. The standoff continued, with dwindling numbers, into the early hours of Wednesday.

News reports said the officer involved in the shooting, Brentley Vinson, has been put on paid leave.

The television station said Vinson and other officers were searching for a suspect on an outstanding arrest warrant.

Police encountered Scott -- who was not the person they were seeking -- in a car parked at the building.

Officials said he had a firearm, which is not illegal under local law. A confrontation ensued and police, who said they felt threatened by Scott, opened fire and killed him. News reports gave his age as 43.

The dead man's relatives, interviewed by local media, said he was not carrying a gun but instead was holding a book in his hands when he was gunned down.

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts appealed for calm.

"The community deserves answers and full investigation will ensue," she wrote on Twitter.

"Will be reaching out to community leaders to work together."

23:05

President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the United Nations General Assembly | Photos BellaNaija

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari addressed the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 20, 2016 in New York City. The theme of the ongoing 71th session of the UNGA is “Sustainable Development Goals: a Universal Push to Transform the World”. President Buhari assured world leaders that the capacity of government agencies in Nigeria […]

22:40

Link Pan-African News Wire

Deadly Officer-involved Shooting Leads to Unrest in University City of Charlotte
Sep 21, 2016 - 8:19 AM
WSOC TV

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - CLICK HERE to watch Eyewitness News Daybreak for the latest in this major developing story.

A police officer shot an armed man at an apartment complex Tuesday, authorities said, prompting angry street protests starting Tuesday and into Wednesday morning.

7:45 a.m.: Reporter Blake Hanson spoke with Deputy Chief Foster who was up all night and will be on break until noon. There might not be an update from CMPD until after that.

7:30 a.m.: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said it's not changing its bus routes after overnight protests.

SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES: Protests erupt after deadly officer-involved shooting in Charlotte

7:20 a.m. Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts said on WBT Radio that investigators don't yet know all the information about the circumstances surrounding the shooting and urged people not to jump to conclusions.

Roberts said that the safety and security of the community and first responders are of the utmost importance.

"So what I'm asking the community to do is remain calm and to please let our investigation continue so we can get the facts in front of the public," Roberts said.

She will meet Wednesday morning with CMPD Chief Kerr Putney.

6 a.m.: The Walmart on North Tryon Street is closed and barricaded after looters threw rocks through the windows.

5:20 a.m.: DOT workers pulled up the last of the police line tape and cones from I-85.

5:00 a.m.: CMPD said about 12 officers were injured. One officer was hit in the face with a rock. MEDIC said seven officers and one civilian were taken to the hospital throughout the night. A dozen officers were treated at the scene.

4:45 a.m.: DOT crews are back on I-85 in University City cleaning up leftover debris from overnight.

4:30 a.m.: Hospital officials said 11 were treated with minor injuries at CMC-Main and CMC-University. About five people have been arrested, police said.

3:55 a.m.: At least seven civilians were transported to the hospital and a handful treated with no transports, all minor injuries, MEDIC says.

BREAKING UPDATE 3:45 a.m.: Dozens of protesters are breaking into the Walmart on North Tryon Street. They started running away once police and SWAT arrived.

3:15 a.m.: SWAT is moving protesters up the hill off I-85, building a line, using flash grenades.

3:10 a.m.: From Chopper 9, it appears the protesters have moved off the interstate and traffic is moving.

3 a.m.: Police are using the PA system to tell protesters they are getting ready to "forcibly remove people."

2:30 a.m.: Protesters have blocked I-85, lighting fires from boxes on looted trucks.

Reporter Joe Bruno spoke with the trucker stuck inside as looters stole from her truck.

She was carrying car parts and heading to Greensboro and is now fearing for her life.

"I understand they want to make a statement, but they are hurting innocent people trying to make a living," the woman told Bruno.

She repeatedly asked Bruno where police are while she's trapped inside as people destroy her truck and cargo.
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12 Officers Injured, Fires Set, As Protests Break Out in Charlotte After Police Fatally Shoot Man
By Derek Hawkins
Washington Post
September 21 at 7:16 AM

Protesters flooded out to surround police cars and officers in Charlotte on Sept. 20, after a cop shot and killed 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. Looting broke out on a nearby highway and officers in riot gear shot tear gas into the crowds. Authorities reported that 12 officers were injured.

Police in Charlotte, N.C., shot and killed a black man they said was armed outside an apartment complex on Tuesday, setting off violent protests that continued late into the night and left two dozen people injured. The officer involved was also black, police told The Washington Post.

A large crowd of demonstrators gathered near the scene of the shooting Tuesday evening to protest the killing of Keith Lamont Scott, who was fatally shot by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer earlier in the day. The demonstrations began peacefully, with some people chanting “black lives matter” and “hands up, don’t shoot.” News reports and posts on social media later showed police in riot gear firing tear gas and rubber bullets at the demonstrators and some people smashing out the windows of police cars.

Early Wednesday morning, protesters shut down traffic on Interstate-85. Some protesters opened up the backs of tractor trailers, took out boxes and set them on fire in the middle of the highway, WSOC-TV reported. The station spoke to one truck driver who said people stole cargo from her trailer. Police reportedly used flash grenades to break up the crowd and had cleared the highway by early morning.

A few dozen other people broke down the doors of a nearby Walmart, then disbursed when police arrived, according to WSOC.

Police said 12 officers were injured during the demonstrations, one of them hit in the face with a rock. At least 11 people were taken from the demonstrations and treated for non-life threatening injuries, hospital officials told WSOC.

Officers were looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant at a complex near the University of North Carolina on Tuesday afternoon, when they found Scott, 43, sitting a vehicle in the parking lot, police said in a statement. Scott, who was not the suspect they were seeking, got out of the car holding a “firearm,” then got back in the car, according to police.

As officers approached, Scott again emerged from the car with the firearm and “posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers who subsequently fired their weapon striking the subject,” police said.

Medics took Scott to the Carolinas Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Detectives said they recovered a firearm Scott was holding during the shooting and were interviewing witnesses Tuesday night. Police declined to comment on the make and model of the firearm.

A woman saying she was Scott’s daughter said her father was unarmed and reading a book in his car when police shot and killed him. In a widely-circulated Facebook Live video, she said Scott was parked and waiting for a school bus to drop off his son when police arrived. Officers Tasered him, then shot him four times, she said. She added that Scott was disabled.

“My daddy didn’t do nothing. They just pulled up undercover...

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Police Unleash Tear Gas to Quell Riots, Black Lives Matter Shuts Down Highway in Charlotte After Another Police Shooting "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Zero Hedge

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Editor’s Note: Updates today say multiple people were injured, including a dozen officers. I-85 was shut down for a time, and protesters were unloading boxes from the back of a tractor trailer and setting them on fire. The people involved at the lower end might think differently, but the hundred-million-dollar funded black lives matter movement is ultimately about one thing — federalizing America’s police.

Via Tyler Durden on Zero Hedge:

Large protests took place in Charlotte last night…

As ABC30 reports, protesters gathered in Charlotte on Old Concord Road and police in riot gear are on the tense scene after police shot and killed a person carrying a gun Tuesday afternoon at a Charlotte apartment complex, officials said.

The member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department that was involved in the shooting has been identified as Officer Brentley Vinson. As is standard procedure with any officer involved shooting, Vinson has been placed on paid administrative leave. Vinson has been employed with the CMPD since July 21, 2014 and is currently assigned to the Metro Division.

The man fatally shot was identified as Keith Lamont Scott. His family has been notified of his death. Both the officer and the dead man were identified by police as African-American.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers were at the complex about 4 p.m. looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant when they encountered the person – not the suspect they were looking for – inside a car, the department said in a statement.

The person exited the car with a gun, and then got back in, the statement said. When officers approached the car, the person got out of the car with the gun again.

At that point, officers considered the person a threat and fired their weapons. Police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters at the scene that at least one officer shot the person.

At least 100 protesters gathered to demonstrate the shooting Tuesday night. Police blocked access to the area, which is about a mile from the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. As Charlotte Observer reports,

Police fired tear gas late Tuesday at several hundred people protesting an officer-involved fatal shooting in the University City area earlier in the day.

Several dozen police officers in riot gear faced off with the shouting protesters on Old Concord Road at Bonnie Lane.

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Police Unleash Tear Gas to Quell Riots, Black Lives Matter Shuts Down Highway in Charlotte After Another Police Shooting "IndyWatch Feed World"

Editor’s Note: Updates today say multiple people were injured, including a dozen officers. I-85 was shut down for a time, and protesters were unloading boxes from the back of a tractor trailer and setting them on fire. We’re going to continue to see this in city to city across the nation until the ultimately goal is reached. What is it? While the people involved at the lower end might believe differently, but the hundred-million-dollar funded, George Soros creation black lives matter is ultimately about one thing — federalizing America’s police.

Via Tyler Durden on Zero Hedge:

Large protests took place in Charlotte last night…

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As ABC30 reports, protesters gathered in Charlotte on Old Concord Road and police in riot gear are on the tense scene after police shot and killed a person carrying a gun Tuesday afternoon at a Charlotte apartment complex, officials said.

The member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department that was involved in the shooting has been identified as Officer Brentley Vinson. As is standard procedure with any officer involved shooting, Vinson has been placed on paid administrative leave. Vinson has been employed with the CMPD since July 21, 2014 and is currently assigned to the Metro Division.

The man fatally shot was identified as Keith Lamont Scott. His family has been notified of his death. Both the officer and the dead man were identified by police as African-American.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers were at the complex about 4 p.m. looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant when they encountered the person – not the suspect they were looking for – inside a car, the department said in a statement.

The person exited the car with a gun, and then got back in, the statement said. When officers approached the car, the person got out of the car with the gun again.

At that point, officers considered the person a threat and fired their weapons. Police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters at the scene that at least one officer shot the person.

At least 100 protesters gathered to demonstrate the shooting Tuesday night. Police blocked access to the area, which is about a mile from the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. As Charlotte Observer reports,

Police fired tear gas late Tuesday at several hundred people protesting an officer-involved fatal shooting in the University City area earlier in the day.

Several dozen police officers in riot gear faced off with the shouting protesters on Old Concord Road at Bonnie Lane.

A CMPD helicopter was circling very low over the crowd with a searchlight illuminating the protesters. Old Concord Road was shut down, with people standing in the midd...

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Crutcher Family Attorneys Speak To Media At Tulsa Courthouse Plaza
Sep 20, 2016 3:29 PM EDT
NEWSON6.COM

TULSA, Oklahoma - Representatives of the Terence Crutcher family held a news conference at 1:30 p.m. at the Tulsa courthouse plaza.

Crutcher, 40, was killed Friday after police came across his car stopped in the middle of 36th Street North near Lewis Avenue. Attorneys for the family members argued that the video released Monday shows police could have used less-than-lethal force.

Attorney David Riggs said they have heard discussion that Crutcher was under the influence of a drug at the time of his encounter with police. He said even if that turns out to be true, the shooting was not justified.

"If we started to condemn everybody to death who has drugs in their system, all our neighborhoods would be affected," said civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump.

Tulsa Police Department say police found a vial of PCP during a search of Terence Crutcher's SUV after the fatal shooting.

9/19/2016 Related Story: Terence Crutcher Family Demands Tulsa Officer Be Charged In Death

His family has acknowledged that Crutcher has had problems in the past but say he was trying to get his life together.

Records show Crutcher had just been released from prison in May after serving time on a drug trafficking charge and had outstanding warrants for resisting arrest, driving under suspension and obstructing an officer.

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Cup hero Fabregas ready to step up for Chelsea New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Midfielder Cesc Fabregas insists he can play a key role for Chelsea after scoring an extra-time brace to help the Blues knock Premier League champions Leicester City out of the League Cup on Tuesday. Fabregas has been on the fringes of new manager Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side since the start of the season, having made […]

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Bookies Bar Co-owner Sorry for Facebook Rant About Tulsa
Daniel Bethencourt, Detroit Free Press 11:10 p.m. EDT
Detroit Free Press
September 20, 2016

A co-founder of Bookies Bar & Grille who reportedly posted a Facebook rant about the Tulsa police shooting death has issued a statement apologizing for his comments — but also said they were part of a conversation he was engaged in with his African American friend, and said that some of his black friends agree with some of his statements.

“I understand that my candid comments regarding policing has [sic] had a negative effect,” Mark Jerant told the Free Press in an emailed statement, before adding: “I am embarrassed and regret the tone and tenor of my comments, as written words often lose inflection.”

Jerant faced intense criticism and calls to boycott Bookies Bar and Grille after he posted a rant on Facebook Monday night, which responded to a video of Terence Crutcher being shot and killed by a white police officer last week, according to a news report from BLAC Detroit. The officer was responding to a report of a stalled vehicle. Police found no weapon on Crutcher or in his SUV.

“Get ready for the liberal media frenzy of BS,” Jerant reportedly wrote. (On Facebook he seems to have gone by the name "Marko Jerant.") According to BLAC Detroit, Jerant also wrote: “Simple story never changes. Listen to police who have guns pointed at you and don’t get shot. It isn’t hard.”

And he wrote that news stories are “clicks and ads it's always about money not the truth. Watch and see.”

Jerant’s Facebook page has since been taken down.

In the statement late Tuesday, Jerant said his comments were responding to a “spirited discussion” he was having with an “African American friend from high school of more than 18 years.” He added that he was “expressing thoughts that reflect, in some measure, the sentiments that have been shared by my African American friends, that unfortunately the best way when confronted by police offices is to follow their every command to avoid a fatal confrontation.”

He also said: “My comments in no way were intended to be disrespectful to Terence Crutcher, his actions or events that let to him being shot by Tulsa Police. … This is an all too often occurrence and it needs to stop.”

Read the full statement below:

Mark Jerant – Statement and Apology

“I want to express my deepest condolences and apology to the family of Terence Crutcher and the Tulsa, Oklahoma community for my comments on Facebook that may be viewed as hurtful or insensitive regarding the real tension that existed between African Americans and police officers across our country. I understand that my candid comments regarding policing has had a negative effect."

My comments were in response to a spirited discussion I was having with my African American friend from high school of more than 18 years. He and I have had open and frank conversations regarding current affairs, politics, race, inequality and social justice. It’s common place for my friend and I to have candid exchanges on social media on issues and opinions that affect us both.

I am embarrassed and regret the tone and tenor of my comments, as written words often lose inflection. I was expressing thoughts that reflect, in...

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B’Haram reinforcements force troops from recaptured Borno town New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

The Nigerian Army Wednesday said that troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and those of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), had withdrawn from the recaptured town of Mallam Fatori in northern Borno State, after a reinforcement by suspected Boko Haram fighters. The Army, however, noted that many of the fighters were killed in the fierce […]

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BN Style: 12 Times BrAngelina Gave us Red Carpet Couple Goals in their 12 Year Romance BellaNaija

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Belvedere Vodka presents Jardin D’Argent Garden Party | Today, September 21st BellaNaija

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Guaranty Trust Bank Plc Debuts GTBank Fashion Weekend themed Promoting Enterprise | November 12th-13th BellaNaija

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Buhari congratulates King Sunny Ade at 70 New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated music legend, King Sunny Ade, on his 70th birthday, which is on Thursday. Information on the felicitation is contained in a statement issued by Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity in Abuja on Wednesday. Adesina stated that “President Buhari joins friends, family and fans of […]

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Mystery: Nude ‘Delta Wizard’ from Agbarho Lands in a Church Premises in Benin-City Urhobo Today

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LAGOS SEPTEMBER 21ST (URHOBOTODAY)-Church workers of City Gate Church, Benin did not prepare for what they met when they resumed for duties in the previous day.
To their amazement, the church workers resumed work to discover a nude man within the church premises which was allegedly locked at the close of work in the previous day.

They were thrown into confusion when in the morning they opened the church premises which has a very tall gate, fortified with razor sharp barbed wires, and discovered a stark naked man roaming to and fro within the Church compound which was locked the previous day.
Upon interrogation in news monitored in Independence Televsion (ITV), the naked young man confessed that he is a wizard from an Urhobo community of Delta State.
According to him, he was on an unknown assignment from Delta state when his ‘spiritual google map’ went haywire.
Speaking in Delta pidgin language the Wizard said, “ I was on a spiritual mission. After 10. O’ clock in the night, I come reach Ring Road in Benin. I begin to turn round and round until I come reach here. I say shuo here don lock o. I no know here before o. Na him I say na di work of God.”
Speaking to journalists, the Pastor of City Gate Church, Prophet Ojo Agge said the mysterious appearance of the man in his church premises is amazing. He said when the man was questioned he claimed to be on a spiritual mission from Agbarho in Delta State.
“When asked what was his mission in the Church, he said he was on a spiritual mission from Agbarho in Delta State, but when he got to Ring Road in Benin-City, he battled and battled and landed in the Church premises. He promised to give his life to Christ,” Prophet Agge disclosed.

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Red Carpet Photos! Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo & More at the “Queen of Katwe” Hollywood Premiere BellaNaija

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Must Watch! Yvonne Nelson, John Dumelo, Andrea Owusu, Archipalago & More in ‘Heels & Sneakers’ Season 2 | Trailer BellaNaija

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More than $1bn in Power Africa commitments finalised – USAID chief New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

More than $1 billion in debt and financing commitments from U.S. agencies and private investors is set to be announced on Wednesday for U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature Africa energy initiative, Power Africa, a top USAID official said. The latest deals were finalized around a U.S.-Africa business forum on the sidelines of annual U.N. meetings […]

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“Good Vibes only!” Denola Grey Reacts to Freeze asking if he has ever Dated Anyone’s Husband on Live Radio BellaNaija

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David Oyelowo & his Family are Picture Perfect in Matching Outfits at the Premiere of “Queen of Katwe” in Hollywood BellaNaija

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Delta APC in Ttrouble as Leadership Crisis Tears Party Apart Urhobo Today

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LAGOS SEPTEMBER 21ST (URHOBOTODAY)-A supremacy crisis is currently tearing apart the Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), leading to the sacking of the Jones Erue-led State executive, while a parallel State executive led by Nathaniel Omo-Onyeke has been constituted by elders and leaders of the party in the State.
It would be recalled that before now, the Erue-led executive was accused of high headedness, greediness, and hijacking the party by Emerhor O’tega, the party’s 2015 governorship candidate in Delta State, in alleged connivance with the party’s chairman to run the party like their personal estate as well as failure to carry members along by the Erue-led State executive.

The inauguration of the Delta State APC parallel executive was carried out during an enlarged meeting of elders, leaders and members of the party from Delta North, South and Central held last week Tuesday at Ozoro, headquarters of Isoko North local government area of Delta State.
The meeting was attended by some top chieftains of the party across the three senatorial districts of the State, including Alex Ideh, Veronica Ugbuagu, Senator Francis Spanner Okpozo, and Hyacinth Enuha, among others, who unanimously sacked Mr. Erue’s executive council.
According to the leaders, the move became necessary in order to fulfill a court order that once dissolved Mr. Erue’s State executive over six months ago.
Speaking at the occasion, a chieftain of party in the State and member of Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Francis Spanner Okpozo, enjoined the newly constituted party executive to work for the general interest of the party and carry all members along, warning against betraying the confidence reposed in them by the party faithfuls.
Mr. Okpozo tasked the newly constituted Delta State Working Committee (SWC) of the party to work towards total victory in the forthcoming local government elections and to also put in place a formidable template towards the 2019 governorship election in the State, explaining that the party has no other option than to take over and maintain the State for the betterment of all Deltans irrespective of their political affiliations.
“The party must wrestle power from the PDP-led administration in the State come 2019. The party failed during the last 2015 governorship election because the sacked executive lacked the needed experience and political sagacity to manage internal conflict, advocate as opposition party, show proactive leadership qualities, reach out to the grassroots for mass mobilization and ineffective usage of the new age media and inability for probity, transparency and accountability during their reign caused the party most of the opportunities to victory and in doing so we must put selfish and egocentric motives aside and show selfless service to the party,” Mr. Okpozo stated.
Also speaking, a chieftain of the party in Delta North, Hyacinth Enuha, admonished the newly constituted State Caretaker Committee of the party to brace for upcoming challenges and to reinvigorate their tempo and determination to succeed. He emphasized the need to put the State party on the right path and not to block the chances of those committed to the cause of making the party viable and successful in the State and beyond.
The party leader charged the new executive to carry all stakeholders, youths, and women along in decision-making, no matter their social standing, so as to stem the massive defection from the party in recent times.
When contacted over the sacking of his executive, the embattled chairman of the APC in Delta State, Jones Erue, insisted that he remains th...

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Pretty Young Girl Who Paid For Her Fiance, Taiwo's M.Sc Curses Him Out As He Married Someone Else Last Week Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

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I feel so SAD for editor and Twitter user, Shalom Miriam Shehu, who had spent her hard-earned money, time and love on an idiot, a 'Yoruba demon', named Tayo!! She took to her Twitter handle to share her heartbreaking, sad story..

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La Liga: Enrique, Simeone unite to defend ‘spectacular’ Neymar New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique and Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone have launched impassioned defences of Neymar after the Brazilian’s showboating again came under the spotlight. Former Barcelona great Michael Laudrup lambasted the Brazil international for “provoking” the opposition in Saturday’s 5-1 win at Leganes and Neymar’s flamboyant style will be scrutinised again on Wednesday when […]

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PDP, SDP in Media War over Allegation of Okowa’s Non-Performance, Contract Inflation Urhobo Today

Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa

Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 21ST (URHOBOTODAY)-The Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State are bickering over the former’s allegation of non- performance levelled against Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
The SDP also alleged that the state government had awarded contracts at inflated costs.SDP Chairman, Mr. Oke Idawene, told journalists in Asaba yesterday, that a comparative analysis of states like Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Anambra, Rivers and Delta would show that there has been no development in Delta State.

According to Idawene, the first thing Governor Okowa did immediately he assumed office was to increase the contracts’ approval limit. He said Emmanuel Uduaghan and James Ibori pegged the limit at N50 million, with every project worth more than N50 million duly debated by the State Executive council.
The SDP chief alleged that when Okowa came, he increased this approval limit from N50 million to N250 million.“The question now is: how many projects are above N250 million in Delta State?” he queried.
He alleged that the governor renovated the newly constructed Government House for N1.2 billion, adding that immediate past Governor Uduaghan completed it three months before he left office.
SDP also accused the governor of attempting to destroy the civil service. Idawane, who is also the chairman of registered political parties in the South-South zone, alleged that, “Okowa is deliberately denying civil servants their salaries and other entitlements. Civil servants’ cooperative contributions are being withheld by the government, even when some workers have not received their salaries for months.”
However, in a swift reaction, the Publicity Secretary of the state PDP, Mr. Ifeanyi Michael Osuoza described SDP’s statement as inciting and unfair to Governor Okowa.
“As a responsible political party, which has produced the governor, who is a brand of excellent leadership, progressive dynamism, we do not take kindly to the unlettered, uncultured and primitive statements of SDP,” Osuoza said.
The PDP spokesman said: “We don’t think the SDP exists as a party in Delta State and Okowa’s projects completed in the last over one year speak volumes. All allegations against him by SDP are unfounded and untrue.”

18:48

Late Cancer Patient, Ahmed Mayowa, Reportedly Buried In South Africa (Details) Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

31-year-old Shukurat Mayowa Ahmed, died in a private hospital in South Africa after battling with Ovarian cancer for a long time. She died on Sunday, August 21, 2016, and was said to have been buried in the country, according to Islamic injunction.

A source disclosed to EnconiumWeekly, said that, the need to bury the remains of Mayowa in South Africa where she finally gave up the ghost was not in any way connected with the inability of her family and those handling her pathetic situation to bring her corpse back to Nigeria as being bandied, but largely due to the fact that she was a muslim and there was no need delaying her burial anymore.
Read according to the source;

   ''Shukurat Mayowa Ahmed died in South Africa and has since been buried according to muslim rites. Not that there was no money to fly her corpse back to Nigeria. After all, the police have lifted embargo on her bank account to enable the family access enough fund to take care of her and every other expense concerning her. And now that she couldn’t survive the ailment, the best thing is to bury her immediately in South Africa so far she was a muslim. I think that was what happened. May her soul rest in peace.''

Mayowa was flown to South Africa on Thursday, August 11, 2016, for intensive care after some kind-hearted Nigerians raised about N100 million for her treatment and all. The controversies that trailed the fundraising were settled by the police. But she was reported to have passed on 10 days after. So SAD Mayowa didn't make it, but she was indeed a VERY strong  lady.. May her beautiful soul rest in perfect peace, with her Creator, away from this wicked, painful world.

18:38

Delta: Man Stabbed to Death in Eku over Girl Friend Urhobo Today

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LAGOS SEPTEMBER 21ST (URHOBOTODAY)-A twenty-five year-old man, Matthew Iyede, has been reportedly stabbed to death by three friends during squabble over a girlfriend at Eku, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.
The incident occured Sunday morning at a popular drinking joint, Blue Sea Restaurant and Bar, in Eku, near Delta State University Abraka.
Iyede died on the spot as a result of the injuries he sustained from the multiple stabs on his chest, Punch is reporting.

The victim was allegedly ambushed by armed youths said to have been led by one Ese Uku. Ese had earlier warned the victim to steer clear of the girl, whom the deceased had reportedly been dating for a long time.
The victim’s relative, Victor Iyede, who confirmed the incident, claimed that his brother was killed over a girl he had been dating.
Victor said, “Matthew was stabbed at a plaza closer to Eku Town hall. He was stabbed over a girl. Those involved are at large. Their names have been submitted to the police.”
The spokesman of the Delta State Police Commander, SP Celestina Kalu, while confirming the incident, said two of the suspects had since been arrested by the police in Abraka.
“The vigilante group, in collaboration with the Police, arrested two suspects in respect of the case. The names of the suspects are Kevwe Edward (21 years old) and Lucky Grant (19 years old). The suspects will be transferred to SCIIDC for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution,” Kalu said.
She added that Matthew’s corpse has been deposited at the Eku General hospital pending further investigation by the police.
In another development, a young man identified as Ohoh Iriferi, has allegedly assaulted and bitten off an 85-year-old woman’s finger in Eku, Delta state.

18:35

24Years Old Nigerian, Obinna Ezeoke, Charged With Murder Of Mother Of Nine & Her Nephew In London (Pic) Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

Annie Besala Ekofo & her nephew, Bervil Kalikaka-Ekofo
A 24 year old Nigerian man named Obinna Ezeoke has been charged with double murder after the shooting of a mother-of-nine, Annie Besala Ekofo, 53, and her nephew, Bervil Kalikaka-Ekofo, 21.

Annie and Bervil were gunned down at a flat in East Finchley, North London, on 15 September, shortly after 6.30am.

Scotland Yard said Ezeoke, of no fixed address, is to appear in custody at Hendon magistrates court in north-west London on Wednesday. Obina Ezeoke is accused of killing Annie and Bervil.

It is feared their deaths were a case of mistaken identity, with detectives saying there has been no evidence to suggest they were the intended targets of the shooting.

Four other people, including a child, were inside the flat in Elmshurst Crescent at the time of the attack but were not harmed.

The Metropolitan Police revealed that, it has also been established that Kalikaka-Ekofo, a psychology student, died from a gunshot wound to the head. His postmortem was carried out at Northwick Park hospital mortuary on Saturday.

18:26

“I go to bed at night not worried anyone is cheating on me” Toke Makinwa shares 5 Ways to get Back in the Dating Game! WATCH Toke Moments BellaNaija

Media Personality Toke Makinwa is out with a new episode of Toke Moments. She opens up about her dating life post-separation. She talks about how to get back in the game and lists five ways to successfully do it. Watch and learn:

18:26

Pics: Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, Showcases 11 Year Old Smart Nigerian Boy's App (Spike Rush) Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog


The founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, took to his official Facebook Page to showcase and promote an App by an 11 year old VERY smart, Nigerian boy,  named, Tayo.

Read what Mark Zuckerberg wrote about 11years old Tayo, below..
   ''This is Tayo. He’s 11 and he recently showed me a game he built called Spike Rush.

   ''I got my first computer when I was Tayo's age and just like him I started out coding games. I've always thought building simple games was the gateway to building more complex apps. My first games were simpler than Tayo's, but no matter your level, there's nothing like playing something you built yourself.
Wows! Nice one!! Spike Rush is available in iOS App Store. We’re looking forward to seeing what Tayo builds next.

18:15

Are There Still Good Nigerian Men? Pastor Jimi Tewe Speaks on a New Episode of ‘Conversations with Labo’ BellaNaija

Have you ever tried to Google “Nigerian men”? Labo Daniel did and the results were alarming. 99% (Ok maybe 98%) of the articles that popped up bordered on infidelity, ego, chauvinism, domestic laziness and domestic violence. Ultimately inferring that they are a selfish, stone hearted breed of human species who have no feelings, never make […]

18:11

Nigerians Rush Out To Scoop Kerosene From Fallen Tanker In Umuahia, Abia State (Pics) Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

Yesterday, Nigerians residing in Umuahia, Abia State, rushed out with their buckets and containers to scoop kerosene after a tanker fell on the road and spilled its content. See another pic below.. Checkout the crowd that gathered..

18:05

We are Making Steady Progress Towards Resolving N’Delta Problem, Buhari Assures Obama Urhobo Today

Buhari and Obama

Buhari and Obama



LAGOS SEPTEMBER 21ST (URHOBOTODAY)-President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday assured Barack Obama, the American President, that Nigeria was making steady progress towards resolving the Niger Delta region problem, which had led to economic sabotage on a grand scale.
This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

Adesina said the president gave the assurance at a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the ongoing 71st edition of the UN General Assembly, holding in New York.
“We are making definite progress on how many factions of the militant groups exist, their leadership and operational basis, and we have equally sought the cooperation of the oil majors.
“In a short while, I believe the issues would be resolved,’’ Buhari said.
He thanked America for assisting Nigeria in provision of armaments, training for Nigerian troops, and sharing of intelligence, which had led to the degradation of Boko Haram in the North East.
Buhari said the country was open to support in combating the humanitarian crisis currently ravaging the region.
He said the farming season was good in 2016, with the prospect of good harvest, and “Nigeria is on the road to food self-sufficiency soon.
“We shall be able to feed ourselves, and utilize the billions of dollars spent on importing food on other productive areas.’’
The president reiterated that his administration came to power on the tripod promises of security, battle against corruption, and revamping of the economy.
He stressed that there would be no let-up in fulfilling those electoral promises.
Responding, Obama described Buhari as a man of “integrity and honesty,’’ saying “we have confidence in your leadership.
“There are some difficulties you face, but this administration is willing to assist in the short time we have left.
“You have made real progress in defeating the brutal organization called Boko Haram, and that was achieved because of your leadership.’’
Obama offered a hand of fellowship to Nigeria “in the final and comprehensive defeat of Boko Haram, resolution of the Niger Delta crisis, which would help ramp up oil production and increase revenue, resolving the humanitarian crisis in the North East, recovering stolen money, and revamping the economy.’’
He described Nigeria as a big and important country in sub-Saharan Africa, adding that America looked forward to a framework for sustained partnership between the two nations.

18:01

Ex-First Lady Of Nigeria, Turai Yar’adua's Househelp Of 40Years, Allegedly Stole N91Million From Her Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

The Police Command in Katsina yesterday said it has arrested a 60-year-old househelp of Hajiya Turai Yar’adua, the wife of late President Umaru Musa Yar'adua, over missing goods worth N91million.

Usman Abdullahi, the Police Commissioner in the state, disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday in Katsina.

   ''The Police has arrested Alhaji Yusuf Sarkin-gida after a formal complain by Hajiya Turai Yar’adua to the Police two weeks ago. 

   ''The suspect is the custodian of all the keys and property of Hajiya Turai Yar’adua for the past forty years.  

   ''There are 37 boxes in the custody of the suspect, but only 27 boxes are in the store. 
   
   ''The several items in the 27 boxes are completely missing and the suspect has failed to give full explanation on the goods and items in the boxes.'' He said.

The Commissioner said the suspect had been serving the late Umar Yar'adua family for the past 40 years even before her husband became the governor and later the President of Nigeria.

Abdullahi said the suspect was in Police custody, where he was assisting them to conduct intensive investigation on the missing items.

When contacted, the spokes person of Sarkin-gida’s family, Alhaji Mohammed Yusuf, said their father was innocent of the charge labelled against him.

He said the arrest and detention of their father before the Eld-el-Kabir celebration had thrown the family into confusion.

He appealed to Human Rights Organisations to come to the rescue of their father.

NAN

18:00

Study in Australia with 2 Years Post Study Visa! BellaNaija

Do you want to study in Australia with 2 years post study VISA or other countries like Canada, UK, USA, UAE and New Zealand? You can start your own inspiring journey to success by attending the PFL International Education Exhibition in October 2016. Do not miss this opportunity to meet one on one with seasoned […]

17:47

Nigeria Incurs N4.17tn Debt in One Year Urhobo Today

Director-General of the DMO, Dr Abraham Nwankwo

Director-General of the DMO, Dr Abraham Nwankwo


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 21ST (URHOBOTODAY)-The country’s debt profile has risen to N16.29tn, the Debt Management Office has said.
Statistics obtained from the DMO on Tuesday showed that the country’s total debt liability had risen to N16.29tn as of June 30, 2016. As of June 2015, the country’s total debt stood at N12.12tn.
This means that within the one-year period (July 2015 to June 2016), the country’s total debt rose by N4.17tn, or 34.41 per cent.

A breakdown of the country’s debt profile shows that external debt by the federal and state governments stood at $11.26bn or N3.19tn as of June 30, 2016. It was $10.32bn or N2.03tn by July last year.
According to the DMO, the Central Bank of Nigeria’s official exchange rates of N283 to $1 as of June 30, 2016, and N197 as at December 2015 were used in arriving at the naira equivalent of the foreign debt status.
The domestic debt of the Federal Government alone stood at N10.61tn as of June this year, up from N8.4tn a year ago.
This means that within 12 months, the Federal Government’s domestic debt profile rose by N2.21tn or 26.31 per cent.
The domestic debt of the states stood at N2.5tn at the end of June this year, whereas it was N1.69tn in July 2015. This means that within a period of one year, the domestic debt of the states rose by N810bn, an increase of 47.93 per cent.
For domestic debt, FGN Bonds remained the dominant instrument for borrowing from the domestic market, as it accounted for N7.47tn or 70.46 per cent of the Federal Government’s domestic debt profile.
The Nigerian Treasury Bills accounted for N2.9tn or 27.36 per cent of the Federal Government’s domestic debt profile.
Treasury Bonds, on the other hand, accounted for N230.99bn or 2.18 per cent of Federal Government’s domestic borrowing.
Although the Federal Government had for long acknowledged that it was borrowing too much from the domestic debt market and crowding out the private sector, current debt statistics show that the trend has not changed.
The DMO recently said that refinancing 30 per cent of the Federal Government’s domestic debt amounting to N2.56tn within the next one year posed a high risk to the economy.
The DMO, in a document, ‘Nigeria’s Debt Management Strategy 2016-2019’, said at least 30 per cent of the nation’s domestic debt would fall due within a one-year period.
It added that refinancing the 30 per cent component of the domestic debt posed high risk to the economy because of high interest rate.
It stated, “This debt stock is slightly lower than the published FGN’s total debt stock of $55,576.28m (N10,948,526.57m), because the Debt Management Strategy tool treats the NTBs stock based on the discount values and not on the face values; while for the external debt, the tool aggregates the debt by tranche and currency, and applies a common end-period exchange rate. These gave rise to the observed difference.
“The implied interest rate was high at 10.77 per cent, due mainly to the higher interest cost on domestic debt. The portfolio is further characterised by a relatively high share of domestic debt falling due within the next one year.
“Interest rate risk is high, since maturing debt will have to be refinanced at market rates, which could be higher than interest rates on existing debt. The foreign exchange risk is relatively low given the predominance...

17:45

Chinese billionaire’s son buys his dog eight iPhone 7s New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

  Apple fans lined up across China last week to get their hands on the latest iPhone, while others tried to smuggle handsets in from Hong Kong. But one iPhone user didn’t have to worry: Coco the Alaskan malamute. Coco’s owner Wang Sicong, son of Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin (estimated worth $30 billion), bought her […]

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17:23

Bitter Divorce: Brad Pitt Furious At Angelina Jolie For Spinning Lies Against Him, Allegedly Said, 'She's Just Unleashed Hell' Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

Brad Pitt is reportedly furious at his estranged wife, Angelina Jolie, for allegedly spinning stories that he poses a risk to their kids because of anger issues fueled by weed and alcohol.

According to TMZ, sources connected to Brad say Angelina Jolie is lying by spreading the word that Brad Pitt has anger issues that becomes dangerous when mixed with weed and alcohol.

They are also saying Angelina Jolie has put her kids at risk by calling out Brad Pitt as a bad dad.

Angelina Jolie is lying by spreading the word ... Brad Pitt has anger issues that become dangerous when mixed with weed and alcohol ... So say sources directly connected with Brad.

Our Brad sources say it's "a malicious lie" and that "he's a loving and devoted father who has never and would never put his children in any dangerous situation."

The sources did not address the weed and alcohol issues.

Pitt says there's now a bounty on the heads of the entire family, because they've now
become a prime target for the gaggle of paparazzi.

We're told the way Brad put it is this ... "She's just unleashed hell."

The perimeter of their Hollywood Hills home is now blanketed by photographers and the LAPD is now patrolling at regular intervals.

We're told Brad had conversations with Angelina over the last few days and pleaded for her to handle the divorce "like adults." He wanted to low-key it for the benefit of the kids. Instead, he says, she went scorched earth by asking for sole physical custody and suggesting he's a risky dad.

Brad, we're told, is angry at Angelina and fearful for their kids.

17:20

Stay Away from my Daughter, Buhari Warns Governor Yari of Zamfara Urhobo Today

BUHARI,DAUGHTER,GOV YARI
LAGOS SEPTEMBER 21ST (URHOBOTODAY)-President Mohammadu Buhari has given a stern warning to his daughter, Zahra Buhari, to stay away from Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State who has made several moves to marry the pretty daughter of the President, Presidential sources told Pointblanknews.com.
The Zamfara Governor is currently at the UN Millennium Hotel, New York, where the President and his families are lodged as a member of the Federal Government’s delegations to the United Nations General Assembly.

Zahra turned 21 December 18, 2015. Governor Yari claimed in his biography that he was born January 1, 1969.
Governor Yari said to be desperately interested in marrying Zahra to boost his political chances is using the opportunity of the U.S trip to fine tune his marriage plans and sending emissaries to persuade the President to rescind his earlier stonewalling.
Sources told Pointblanknews.com that the Zamfara Governor has gone as far as dolling out gifts to the first lady and other members of the Buhari family.
He is also alleged to have funded the First Lady’s recent Hajj trip to Saudi Arabia with $1million.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State had earlier been rumored to be interested in the President’s daughter.
Yari, has as part of his moves enlisted the husband of Halima, elder daughter of Buhari, showered him gifts including awarding him contracts in Zamfara state to persuade the first family into accepting his overtures to marry the President’s daughter who just graduated from a British University.
“He has not only been using Halima’s husband, he has also reached out to the first lady and showered her with several gifts including money when she was going for the Hajj. I think the First Lady is playing along.”
Governor Yari’s desperation to marry Zahra is a subject of discussion in Gusau Government House where senior officials condemn the Governor’s desperation.
A Government source told Pointblanknews.com that in spite of the lean resources of the Governor, he makes available cash gifts running into several millions to the First Lady, Halima’s husband and other members of the Buhari’s family in a bid to have them convince President Buhari who has frowned at the Governor’s antic.
“Things are not going well here in Gusau. The story is everywhere and we are particularly not happy with the fact that state resources have now been committed into wooing the President’s daughter. It is very embarrassing the way the Governor is going about it, an official at the
Government House, Gusau told Pointblanknews.com.
The source who shares family relationship with the Governor said the only stumbling block is the President who has given a stern warning to his daughter to stay away from Governor Yari. “The President wants his daughter to marry someone not as old as Governor Yari,” according to the source
Sources told Pointblanknews.com that the Governor argued that the President does not have the moral right to reject his overtures to marry Zahra on account of age because Buhari is over 30years older than Aisha.
The Zamfara Governor is notorious with Political Marriages. His third wife is the daughter of Umaru Shinkafi, a popular Politician in Zamfara State. Yari married her to get political blessings for his Governorship ambition.
“Yari is a politician who wants to survive at all cost. He married his third wife, the daughter of Shinkafi and got the support of the people of Zamfara because of Shinkafi. Shinkafi is dead now and the people are not happy with him so he wants Buhari’s daughter because that is wh...

17:18

Shocked Clooney ‘very sorry’ to hear about Pitt, Jolie’s split New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

  George Clooney said on Tuesday he was “very sorry” to hear Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were getting a divorce, having apparently found out from a journalist. The Hollywood star, who is a friend of the couple, had apparently not heard the news when he was asked about them at Tuesday’s Leaders Summit for […]

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17:16

25Years Old Young Man Stabbed To Death In Delta State Over A Girl (Graphic Pic) Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

A twenty-five year-old man, Matthew Iyede, has been stabbed to death by three friends due to a disagreement over a ‘girlfriend’ at Eku, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.

The incident occurred on Sunday morning at a popular bar, Blue Sea Restaurant and Bar, in Eku near Delta State University Abraka.

The victim died as a result of the injuries he sustained on his chest after he was stabbed several times.

Late Matthew Iyede was ambushed by armed youths alleged to have been led by one Ese Uku. Uku was alleged to have warned the victim to stay away from the woman, who was identified to be the person Matthew had been dating.

The victim’s relative, Victor Iyede, confirmed the attack to SouthernCityNews on the phone, claiming that his brother was killed over a woman he (Matthew) had been dating. He said,

   ''I don't reside in Eku. He was stabbed at a plaza close to Eku Town Hall. He was stabbed over a ‘girl’. Those involved are at large. Names of the suspected murderers have been submitted to the police.''

The spokesman of the Delta State Police Command, Celestina Kalu, confirmed the incident when contacted, saying two of the suspects had been arrested by the police in Abraka.

   ''The vigilante group in collaboration with the police arrested two suspects in connection with the case. The names of the suspects are Kevwe Edward (21yrs) and Lucky Grant (19yrs). The suspects will be transferred to SCIIDC for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.''

She added that the corpse had been deposited at the Eku General Hospital pending further investigation by the police.

17:08

So SAD! 2Years Old Boy Drowns In Water Drum In Lagos ¦ Police Arrest His Father + Grandma (Pic) Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

A two-year-old boy, Eniola Ajakaye, lost his life, drowned inside a drum of water while holidaying with his grandmother in Aboru, in the Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State.

It was learnt that, the police arrested the victim’s father, Sunday Ajakaye, a mechanic and Sunday’s 65-year-old mother, after the boy’s mother, Mary, accused them of complicity in the death.

They were reportedly detained at the Oke Odo Police Division for alleged murder.

A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Eniola drowned around 2pm on Foursquare Street, Ago 40 Estate, where his grandma lived. He said,

   ''The woman had gone out for a church programme, leaving him with some other children who had come to holiday with her. She was called on the telephone that the boy was missing. People searched for him for hours without any success.

   ''When it was evening, a woman said she saw something inside a water drum in the house. When they checked the drum, they found Eniola there.''

The boy was reportedly taken to a private hospital in the area where he was confirmed dead.

Another resident, Jide Thompson, said the family took the dead child back to the house and invited some pastors to bring him back to life, adding that all the effort was in vain.

It was learnt that Mary’s family did not believe the account of the grandmother as they insisted that there was more to the death than meet the eye, adding that the Ajakaye family had a case to answer.

The police subsequently arrested the grandma, Sunday and another relative who reportedly raised the alarm when the boy went missing.

Investigation by Punch's correspondent showed that there had been bad blood between the two families since Mary became pregnant with Eniola.

Their correspondent learnt from a source that Sunday had rejected Eniola's pregnancy. He said,

   ''The man is a mechanic and can barely fend for himself. When Mary, his lover, became pregnant, he rejected the pregnancy.

   ''When Eniola was born, Sunday’s mother took the responsibility for his upkeep and was always sending money to Mary’s family.''

The source explained that the grandma later took custody of the child after a major disagreement, adding that Mary returned some weeks later to take back the child.

   ''However, Mary called the woman one day, saying she was returning Eniola to the grandma.

   ''The girl took the child to the woman's church and dropped him there. The grandma picked the child from the church and handed over to the police station.'' He added.

The police allegedly called the two families and gave custody of the child to the father.

It was learnt that the grandma handed over the child to her first child, who became his guardian.

PUNCH Metro was told that the guardian had brought him back to the grandma, along with some other children of the family, for holiday when tragedy struck.

A relative told their correspondent that the grandma was devastated when the boy was found in the drum.

   ''She invited pastors to pray for the child, but nothing happened. When it was getting late, around 10pm, we reported the matter to the police and after making statements, the corpse was deposited in a morgue.'' He added.

He explained that after much persuasion Mary’s mother drop...

17:03

PM to meet Egypt’s President, amid human rights concerns "IndyWatch Feed World"

United Kingdom (Reprieve) – Prime Minister Theresa May is to meet the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, at a UN summit today, amid mounting concerns over the scale of rights abuses in Egypt.

According to reports today, Mrs May is set to meet Mr Sisi “on the margins” of a meeting of the UN General Assembly. The meeting comes as concerns rise over the abuses associated with Mr Sisi’s rule. Yesterday, the UK criticised Mr Sisi’s government at the UN Human Rights Council, saying: “Reports of torture, police abuses and enforced disappearances are deeply worrying. We call on the Government to release political detainees and end the use of pre-trial detention beyond its legal limits.” However, the statement omitted any mention of the Sisi government’s use of the death penalty, which has seen nearly two thousand prisoners handed death sentences in mass trials since July 2013.

Next month will see the restarting of a mass trial of 494 people, which has been postponed repeatedly since 2013. Among the defendants is Ibrahim Halawa, an Irish student who was a juvenile when he was arrested in the wake of protests in 2013. Ibrahim has reported being tortured throughout his 3 years of detention, and said he has been forced to watch other prisoners being tortured.  He wrote recently of the mass trial process that: “It is not a trial… I can’t speak to the judge; he can’t ask me any questions. I can’t speak to my lawyer; my lawyer can’t speak to me.”

The UK government has faced criticism in the past for its close links to Mr Sisi’s government. Last year, amid widespread reports of abuses, former Prime Minister David Cameron hosted the President in London, while former Defence Secretary Michael Fallon wrote in an Egyptian state-sponsored newspaper that Britain was “offering our solidarity” and “working ever more closely” with Egypt. However, earlier this year, the Foreign Office announced that there had been “a step-change in our approach” to the Sisi government, “commensurate with our growing concern” over human rights in Egypt.united-nations-1184119_1920

Mrs May’s meeting with the Egyptian President comes a day after US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is reported to have told Mr Sisi that she wanted to see an Egypt “that upholds the rule of law, that respects human rights and liberties.”

Commenting, Harriet McCulloch – deputy director of the death penalty team at Reprieve – said:

“It’s encouraging that Foreign Office officials are raising concerns over Egypt at the UN Human Rights Council. But if the UK is serious about ending the worst abuses of Mr Sisi’s government, Theresa May must make these the focus of her meeting with the President. This has to include a condemnation of his regime’s sweeping use of the death penalty against thousands of prisoners – including Ibrahim Halawa, who was a child when he was arrested. The Pr...

16:56

Obama Holds Talk with Buhari, Hails Fight against Corruption, Terrorism Urhobo Today

 Buhari and Obama

Buhari and Obama


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 21ST (URHOBOTODAY)-U.S. President, Barack Obama, on Tuesday held talks with Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, where he lauded the effort of the leader of Africa’s most populous nation in the fight against corruption and terrorism.
Both presidents met on the sideline of the 71st United Nations General Assembly holding in New York City.
Obama describes Nigeria as a very important country in the comity of nations which is why his administration decided to assist the administration in the fight.

President Obama also pledged to assist in the area of economy, agriculture, promising to inject more fund to assist Nigeria come out of recession.
He wished President Buhari well, pledging to set up a framework for more support from America even while he leaves office.
Responding, President Buhari thanked the American President for the assistance so far in the fight against terrorism, especially in the training of the military.
According to the President, the success recorded so far in the fight is mainly because of the contributions of the United States and other countries.
The meeting came a day after President Buhari attended a high-level summit on Monday held in New York to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach.
President Buhari and Obama have held talks in the past centred on terrorism in Nigeria’s northeast, with the American leader pledging his nation’s support.
U.S. has also provided support for Nigeria in the rebuilding of the nation’s northeast devastated by over six years insurgency of the Boko Haram.
In August, the United States government announced over $37 million for humanitarian assistance for the conflict in the Lake Chad Basin region.
While addressing the UN General Assembly on Monday, President Buhari described as disheartening the number of people that have been displaced from their ancestral homes due to the activities of Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria’s northeast.
He addressed a plenary on “Addressing Movements of Refugees and Migrants” at the UN Headquarters in New York.
He said over 600,000 have turned refugees in neighbouring countries, with two million displaced within the northeast.
President Buhari, however, expressed concern that the refugee problem is coming at a time the world economy is shrinking.
The President pledged Nigeria’s commitment to working with the international community in addressing the issues of movements of refugees and migrants.
He also promised that his administration would make efforts to meet the immediate needs of the Internally Displaced People.
“Any discuss of refugees and migrants in the case of Nigeria will be incomplete without reference to our Internally Displaced Persons, victims of Boko Haram’s terrible atrocities.
“The Boko Haram insurgency has caused a huge refugee problem of an estimated 600,000 persons for Nigeria’s neighbouring nations.
“We are making concerted efforts to meet our citizens’ immediate humanitarian needs by reducing their risk and vulnerability and increasing their resilience through vocational training and skills acquisition programmes, particularly for IDPs in camps,” he told world leaders.
•Sourced from Channels TV.

16:55

Choii! After Sweating Profusely, Defendant Excretes Right Inside A Lagos Courtroom During Sitting Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

Must have been one hell of a hot sh*t, that's what I call 'WICKED sh*t', lol. A defendant, Avekpon Bernard, 18, who is standing trial for conduct likely to cause breach of the peace, alongside 22 others, before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, yesterday, excreted in the dock, while the Court Registrar was reading the charge to the defendants.

The defendant had told the Investigating Police Officer, IPO, that he was pressed and wanted to use the toilet just before the court started sitting, but he refused, saying he cannot leave other defendants.

Bernard, who was sweating profusely and obviously could not hold on any more, excreted inside the court, fouling the courtroom. Asked what was happening, the defendant said he had excreted, so he was taken outside the court.

The other defendants are:

Samuel Nnamdi, 28; Emmanuel Shakiru, 25; Okpe John, 26; Clement Ogar, 28; Donald Lowatur, 23; Monday Mbang, 21; Matthew Sunday, 22; Fran-cis Esthaphanus, 22; Kennis John, 26; Romero Dossu, 37; Makande Samson, 34; Utibe Sunday, 45; Dona Afonyo, 35 and Rasheed Kogbe, 38. Others are Adam Monda, 23; Glegbe Alfred, 27; Rubben Lokosso, 26; Benjamin Nicodemus, 33; Edwe Gbovis, 18; Samson Dimeji, 20; Augustine Okon, 32 and Adebayo Dauda, 26. 

They were alleged to have conspired with others, who are still at large, to commit the alleged offence. They all pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Ajaga Agboko, told the court that the incident took place on September 17, at 3.30p.m., at Otodo Gbame Community in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state.

However, the magistrate, Mrs A. Ogunbowale, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N50,000 each, with one surety each in like sum. She adjourned the case to October 6, for trial.

16:29

Experts Forecast Rebound of Nigeria Economy in 2017 Urhobo Today

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LAGOS SEPTEMBER 21ST (URHOBOTODAY)-Research analysts at Vetiva Capital Limited, an investment banking firm, on Tuesday said there could be a minor growth rebound to 1.97 per cent in Nigeria’s economy by 2017, “driven by low base effect and a more stable foreign exchange market.”
Nigeria slipped into recession for the first time in 25 years with 2016 second quarter negative growth of 2.06, following from the first quarter -0.36 per cent, owing to sustained “pressure from low oil prices, FX liquidity tightness and fiscal imbalances at the Federal and State levels.”

In a report titled ‘Nigeria Outlook: Seeking a Winning Formula,’ the analysts “with lingering financial sector concerns coupled with adjustment to recent liberalisation in both the foreign exchange and Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) sectors, the negative growth path is set to continue for 2016.”
They “forecast growth at -1.72 per cent and -1.09 per cent respectively for Q3 and Q4 with full year GDP forecast at -1.32%, well below the 2.79% growth experienced in 2015 and initial CBN forecasts for 2016 (3%). This negative growth trend should reverse by mid-2017 as the effects of structural reforms and expansive fiscal policies come to the surface.”
A combination of insecurity, public sector inertia and private sector weakness, they stressed, remain main challenges to economic growth this year.
The Vetiva report recalled that the Purchasing Managers’ Index has betrayed sustained weakness in the economy so far, with business sentiment weakening for consecutive months since the turn of the year.
The Federal Government, the report continued, should take seriously its economic diversification agenda, which in the midst of the current disruption in the global oil market will keep Oil sector contribution to GDP low.
With the success of the diversification agenda, they expect that Nigeria’s agric sector would grow and assume a greater share of GDP, contributing as much as 25 per cent on a consistent basis by 2017.
“Rising inflation and a struggling Sub-Saharan economy continue to dampen business and investor confidence. 2016 will be remembered as a lost year from a fiscal perspective. Nonetheless, we expect a modest recovery in 2017 with growth largely bolstered by public finance reform, infrastructure improvement and domestic capacity augmentation,” the report added.
Independent

16:18

12 US police injured in protests following shooting of black man New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

  A black police officer shot an armed black man at an apartment complex Tuesday, authorities said, prompting angry street protests late into the night. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department tweeted that demonstrators were destroying marked police vehicles and that approximately 12 officers had been injured, including one who was hit in the face with a […]

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16:15

Russian jets carried out strike on Syria aid convoy- US officials New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

  The US has said it holds Russia responsible for a deadly attack on an aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday. The White House has called it an “enormous humanitarian tragedy”. Meanwhile, US officials have told the BBC that two Russian war planes were responsible for the attack. Russia strongly denies […]

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16:12

New York bombing suspect charged New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

  The US has charged Ahmad Khan Rahami with planting bombs in New York and New Jersey. Thirty-one people were injured when a bomb went off in the Chelsea neighbourhood of Manhattan on Saturday. Rahami was already charged by the state of New Jersey with the attempted murder of police, during his arrest. The new […]

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16:09

Ex-Brazil President, Lula, to be tried for corruption New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

  Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will stand trial on corruption and money laundering charges over an alleged scheme at the state oil company, Petrobras, a judge has said. Prosecutors say he accepted 3.7m reais ($1.11m; £867,000) in bribes connected to the multi-billion dollar scheme. Lula, 70, had already been charged in […]

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16:07

EFL Cup: Chelsea fight back stuns Leicester as Norwich upset Everton New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

  Cesc Fabregas scored twice in extra time as Chelsea came from two goals down to beat 10-man Leicester and reach the EFL Cup fourth round. Shinji Okazaki’s header and instinctive strike put Leicester in control, but Gary Cahill nodded in before the break. Cesar Azpilicueta equalised with a long-range strike before Foxes defender Marcin […]

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16:07

BN TV: Get Fit with Intense Cardio Training by Kate Henshaw on Spice TV’s “Work it Out” BellaNaija

After a long week, you deserve 30 minutes all to yourself. Stay motivated and focused with full cardio work out with Kate Henshaw. It’s not too late to rock that Summer ‘bod! With Spice TV‘s fitness show, Work it Out, viewers will learn how to do all the essential work out necessary for fit bodies and […]

16:06

FG Begins Shortlisting Candidates for 500,000 Jobs – Lai Mohammed Urhobo Today

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LAGOS SEPTEMBER 21ST (URHOBOTODAY)-The Federal Government has commenced shortlisting candidates for the 500,000 jobs it promised.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this on Wednesday in Abuja when a delegation of the National Council for Women’s Societies (NCWS) paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
Mr. Mohammed said applications were being received and the government had started processing them for the recruitment.

“The process for the recruitment has started.
“About 1.2 million people applied and they classified them into categories including agriculture support officers, teachers, technical officers and so on,’’ he said.
The minister also said that the payment of N5, 000 conditional cash transfer promised by the government would begin before the end of the month.
He said the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, had earlier announced this.
Mr. Mohammed reaffirmed the commitment of the government to improve the well-being and standard of living of the citizens.
“We are very concerned about the welfare of Nigerians and we are not sleeping; we are working day and night to ensure that the country retraces its step.
“Many of our critics have been unfair to us because many of them know that we did not invent the problems we are facing today.
“This is time to join hands together to support the government to move the nation forward,” he said.
The National President of NCWS, Gloria Shoda, expressed confidence in the resolve of the government to implement programmes for the advancement of girls and women in the society.
She drew the attention of government to its promise of providing free maternal and children health care and implementation of the National Gender Policy.
Shoda also appealed to government to consider scholarship for girls pursuing medical courses in the universities to address maternal and child mortality. (NAN)

16:03

SA Paralympian fury at airline treatment New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

  A South African Paralympic shot-putter has hit out at South African Airways for refusing to allow him to board with his prosthetic leg. Bronze medallist Tyrone Pillay says he was prevented from boarding an internal flight from Johannesburg to Durban as he made his way back from Brazil. On Twitter, the athlete called the […]

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15:45

End of the Road For PDP Crisis as Makarfi, Sheriff Factions Reconcile Urhobo Today

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LAGOS SEPTEMBER 21ST (URHOBOTODAY)-The end of the crisis within Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, may be in sight as the two factions of the party on Tuesday resolved to work together.
The Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the PDP and a faction of the party led by Ali Modu Sheriff met in Abuja where they agreed to put their differences behind them.
The caretaker committee was led to the meeting by its National Secretary, Ben Obi, while Cairo Ojougbo, the deputy national chairman of the Sheriff faction, led its members.

At a joint press conference, the groups said they had resolved to bring about a united, focused and constructive opposition party in order to achieve sanity in the nation’s democratic process.
According to Mr. Ojougboh, who read the text of the conference, the groups also agreed to constitute a joint committee which would embark on a holistic reconciliation of the aggrieved members of the party nationwide.
He said, “In reviewing the crisis that has engulfed our party, the PDP since the loss of the 2015 general elections, after 16 years of uninterrupted leadership at the centre, it became obvious to both of us as principal actors that it is time to heal the wounds, and bring about a united, focused and constructive opposition party that can bring sanity to our democratic process, bringing relief to the teeming supporters of our great party, the PDP and to the benefit of our country Nigeria.
“Based on the above, we have both agreed to consult widely with all relevant organs of the party; set up a joint committee that will carry out a holistic reconciliation of all aggrieved segments of our party across the country and in diaspora; pursue the vision of the founding fathers of our great party the PDP.”
He said the groups asked their members to remain calm and refrain from actions and utterances that could further bring about division and dispute in the party.
It was the first time they would agree to work together since the party split into two factions after the national convention of the party in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, in May.
At the purported convention, Mr. Sheriff was removed as acting national chairman of the party and replaced with Mr. Makarfi.
The development led to conflicting court judgements on which of the groups was actually in control of the one ruling party.
In August, a meeting between the party’s Board of Trustees, backing the Makarfi faction, and the Sheriff faction, to resolve the contentious issues before the August 17 rescheduled convention, ended in a deadlock.

15:06

BN TV: “How I Rework My Day-old Rice to Make the Perfect Fried Rice” on Bukie’s Kitchen Muse BellaNaija

On this episode of Bukie’s Kitchen Muse, Bukie shows us how she transforms day old rice into the “perfect fried rice”. Here’s what she said; “I don’t eat day-old soup. I don’t eat day-old rice. I want my food freshly cooked because that’s how my mother brought me up.” How many times have you heard […]

14:51

No Kitten Videos Here, But Plenty Of Cats "IndyWatch Feed World"

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We are human, therefore we love cute kitten videos just like the next person. We just do not need to share them here. That is not our purpose. Ditto for puppy dog videos, though we have a soft spot for scientific explanation for how dog became man’s best friend. Especially when creatively oriented to non-scientists. Back to cats. We have been featuring them as often as possible here, when considered relevant. And then some links for good measure. Our thanks now to Nature, which brings scientific studies within reach of a motivated lay audience, for this story on one path by which cats came to their current prominent state of domestication in our lives:

How cats conquered the world (and a few Viking ships)

First large-scale study of ancient feline DNA charts domestication in Near East and Egypt and the global spread of house cats.

Ewen Callaway

Thousands of years before cats came to dominate Internet culture, they swept through ancient Eurasia and Africa carried by early farmers, ancient mariners and even Vikings, finds the first large-scale look at ancient-cat DNA.

The study, presented at a conference on 15 September, sequenced DNA from more than 200 cats that lived between about 15,000 years ago and the eighteenth century ad.

Researchers know little about cat domestication, and there is active debate over whether the house cat (Felis silvestris) is truly a domestic animal — that is, its behaviour and anatomy are clearly distinct from those of wild relatives. “We don’t know the history of ancient cats. We do not know their origin, we don’t know how their dispersal occurred,” says Eva-Maria Geigl, an evolutionary geneticist at the Institut Jacques Monod in Paris. She presented the study at the 7thInternational Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology in Oxford, UK, along with colleagues Claudio Ottoni and Thierry Grange.

A 9,500-year-old human burial from Cyprus also contained the remains of a cat1. This suggests that the affiliation between people and felines dates at least as far back as the dawn of agriculture, which occurred in the nearby Fertile Crescent beginning around 12,000 years ago. Ancient Egyptians may have tamed wild cats some 6,000 years ago...

14:18

5 Global Phrases That Represent Love And Solidarity "IndyWatch Feed World"



By Luke Miller Truth Theory

Language is a beautiful thing often with a whole new language hidden in between the lines of the of the paper they are written on. Many words are derived from multiple words combined to verbally represent a new idea, with some holding what is thought to be symbolic and powerful tones and sounds to express the idea/s they represent.

It is interesting to see that we have many different ways globally and cross culturally to represent ideas such as peace, love and harmony, often the ideas very similar in nature but also with subtle differences. I wanted to explore some of those sounds/words and the subtle differences between them.

Namaste



I will start with one that many of us will be familiar with Namaste a Hindu greeting Namaḥ means 'bow', and te means 'to you' Therefore, Namaste literally means "bowing to you"

Namaste is usually said with your hands pressed together palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, while performing a slight bow.

Similar to the handshake in the west, Namaste is usually a respectful form of greeting, used as acknowledgement of a friend, relative, guest or stranger. It is also used to say your goodbyes.

Namaste has been popularised and become quite a common saying among certain groups in the western world due to the rise of ancient practices such as different forms of yoga and meditation.

Harambee



Harambee is used in Kenyan tradition to promote community and selfless giving, such as fundraising. Harambee is derived from Swahili and literally means "all pull together"

Harambee has become the official motto of Kenya and Harambee events can range from informal affairs lasting a few hours, to multiple day events which have become a pillar of community events in parts of Eastern Africa.

Ubuntu



There is a story circulating about Ubuntu in which an anthropologist proposed a game to a group of African tribe children. He placed a basket of fruit near a tree and told them that whoever got there first won the fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, and then sat together enjoying their treats in solidarity. When he asked them why they had run like that they said: "Ubuntu, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?"

Ubuntu is a Nguni Bantu term which translates to "human kindness" It's an idea from the Southern African region which literally means "human-ness", and has often been translated as "humanity towards others." The term has also often been used in more of a philosophical nature, meaning- there is a universal bond of sharing that unifies all of humanity".

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13:50

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They Stole Ghana’s Industrial Revolution As Nation Toiled to Close Technology Gap
By Prof. Lungu

"....While the detractors of African independence are predicting that the continent will revert to the jungles once it is left on its own people’s rule, Ghana is wasting no time refuting that “prophecy”....

Instead, with its own financial and manpower resources and technical and financial aid from the U.S. and other nations around the world, it is toiling around the clock, building an industrial economy the likes of which colonial Africa had never seen....[ Dear Reader, that was precisely the planned industrial take-off for Ghana...

By 1964, Nkrumah's development plans had begun to bear fruits for Ghana...Sadly, all of that success and promise, the Take-Off of Ghana's industrial revolution, was stolen from Ghanaians with an aggressive coup d'état...].... " (Ebony Magazine report, May 1964; plus commentary by Prof Lungu, 9 Sep 16-rev).

As far as we are concerned, critics, including those who call themselves "learned", those who will attempt to compare Ghana to Singapore (or Korea, for that matter) looking at the window when Kwame Nkrumah was at the helm of government in Ghana, can never prove their case.

In our series "Only mad 60-year olds fault Kwame Nkrumah for Ghana's development quagmire" essays on that topic, we proved that their thesis is false at best, and a fraud, at worst.

There is no data to support their thesis. Rather, on all important metrics, the data shows that Kwame Nkrumah's performance and leadership of Ghana was superior during that same "window". Fact is, 40 years and counting, none of those critics have ever presented data that actually, fairly, rationally, compared "equal" data precisely for the period Kwame Nkrumah's CPP ruled Ghana, compared to the same period under Lee Kwan Yew, of Singapore.

In our "Only mad 60-year olds fault Kwame Nkrumah" essays, we proved that in actuality, the objective data that shows that under Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana actually witnessed sharper increases in GDP per capita during 1963-1965, compared to Singapore for the same period; that there was sudden loss of economic performance beginning with the overthrow of Kwame Nkrumah in February of 1966.

For Ghana, the period 1962-1965 can actually be represented as the beginning of the lift-off of Ghana's Industrial Revolution". That is, until the CIA-sponsored coup d'état in 1966.

Regrettably for Ghanaians and Ghana's "industrial revolution", one of the major reasons documented in official US State Department records for the overthrow of Kwame Nkrumah is this:

The Johnson administration and CIA, at the same time they were branding Martin Luther King a communist, positively did not want Kwame Nkrumah to receive any credit, to earn "political capital", in the minds and faces of Ghanaians and Africans for the biggest industrial project in Sub-Sahara Africa.

That project, the Akosombo Hydro Electric Dam, was planned as the major driver for Ghana's "Industrial Take-Off". It was officially commissioned 22 January, 1966. Practically 1 month and 2 days later, Kwame Nkrumah was overthrown.

In "There Was No 'Dum-Sor' Under Kwame Nkrumah!", we noted last year that:

"...the comprehensive, integrated "Akosombo Hydo Electric P...

13:34

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Mahama Resurrects Nkrumah’s Dream With NDC 2016 Manifesto
Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah at Pan-African Women's Conference in Accra, July 18, 1960.

On Tuesday 13th September H.E John Dramani Mahama shared with the nation, highlights of the National Democratic Congress Manifesto, on four thematic areas, just like they did in 2012.

His vision into 2016 indeed comes as the magic wand to somewhat resurrect Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of our beloved Ghana.

There was jubilation when he mentioned that all of Kwame Nkrumah’s master plans for industry would be reviewed for feasibility and revival where feasible. Indeed, the development agenda has taken a turn for the better.

We are seeing a new era in leadership where the President himself is giving the Ghanaian people, the power to have high expectations and expect results.

Never again will the citizens accept blatant lies, or leadership without a track record.

We are tempted to dream of what Ghana would be today if each and every president that came after Kwame Nkrumah, had continued with a bit of what was started by the predecessor.

President Mahama masterfully brushed through the four thematic areas highlighted in NDC’s 2016 Manifesto. He assured that details would be available after the formal launch in Sunyani.

Putting people first: This thematic area will focus on Education, Health, Sports and Social protection considering the enormous achievements chucked over the last four years of his government as well as that of his predecessor. Putting people first expresses his relentless effort to empower the Ghanaian through the already started progressive educational development considering the achievement in the last four years as indicated in the “Accounting to the People” progress report (Popularly referred to as Greenbook).

To provide a dependable and efficient healthcare after the building and expansion of many hospitals, polyclinics, Clinics and over thousand CHPS compounds. Also to make sport development an integral part of our development just like most of the developing nations have done. In this regard all the other remaining regions like Volta, Brong Ahafo, Eastern Region, Upper East and West Regions

Building a strong economy for job creation: Adressing un-employment would be at the core of the NDC deliverables in the coming term. Already, 300,000 jobs are lined up based on the infrastructural projects to be embarked on. The Ghana Cedi is the most stable currency in West Africa sub-region (barring Francophone). This is a result of prudent measures to curtail the free fall of the cedi. All economic indices also point in the positive direction going into 2017.

The local content act will be expanded to mining, construction and other areas to make sure a lot of Ghanaians can invest in these areas and the monetary benefits remain in Ghana. Our IMF models have been fitted into home-grown policies to make sure institutional and structural reforms are enforced. The rippling effect is seen in the over subscription of the current Eurobond to the tune of 4billion euros, signaling extreme confidence in Ghana’s economic outlook.

The president is poised to make sure cash transaction is barely minimized by 2021 with the usage of elec...

12:23

A campaign gone awry New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Change Begins With Me: Entrenching values of accountability On the surface, the Change Begins With Me campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government is a novel concept which is primarily aimed at injecting value system in individuals and the nation at large. However, the campaign has been dogged by pitfalls since it was […]

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12:04

Spending the day with Linda Ikeji, Hermès Birkin Bags, Marriage & More | WATCH Teefah’s New Vlog on BN TV BellaNaija

Some weeks ago, Teefah of that1960chick was invited to interview Linda Ikeji for a segment of TW Magazine’s latest issue, click here if you missed it. This Vlog highlights her day as Linda takes her to her closet where they talked about getting married, online hate and the fake Birkin accusations. Check it out:

11:56

Revenue Commission faults Dangote on sale of NLNG New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has cautioned Federal Government over call by President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, to sell off Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) and other federation assets as a way of recovering from current recession. In a statement signed by the Commission’s Acting Chairman, Shettima Umar Abba Gana, RMAFC […]

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11:55

FG to sell refineries, NLNG shares, presidential aircraft New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Senate backs govt, lists ways out of recession RMAFC faults Dangote on sales of assets Osinbajo, govs meet over dwindling allocation The Federal Government has concluded arrangements to sell the nation’s critical assets in order to raise $15 billion to rescue the country out of economic recession. Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma […]

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11:40

The Dented Anthill: Youngsters in compelling theatrical performances New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

The National Troupe of Nigeria recently rounded up the 2016 edition of its annual Children’s Creative Station Workshop (CCSW) with a command performance of the ‘Dented Anthill’, at the Cinema Hall II of the National Theatre. It was indeed a boost for children theatre in Nigeria given the rich menu of theatrical presentations and showcase […]

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11:34

UN warns against risk of genocide in Burundi "IndyWatch Feed World"

A group of UN investigators has warned against a risk of genocide in Burundi and that the conflict could spill into other African countries.

11:33

Illusion of strong leaders New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

What should we do in these trying times of economic recession, insurgency, militancy and despondency in the country? How do we begin to address the challenges thrown up by the myriad of problems created for us and by us in a country in recession? Why didn’t our leaders warn us in advance that the country […]

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11:27

Forex scarcity: Customers switch bank accounts New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

The acute shortage of foreign exchange in the system is compelling many bank customers, especially importers and Bureaux De Change (BDC) operators, to switch their accounts to lenders that can supply them dollars, New Telegraph has learnt. A banking industry source said the number of dormant current accounts in most banks had been on the […]

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11:23

Govt working to stimulate economy by spending – Emefiele New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Past govts’ failure to plan cause of recession – Emefiele Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, believes that the nation’s economy will likely come out of recession by the fourth quarter of this year given the various measures put in place by the Federal Government and the monetary authorities. He […]

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11:22

PDP crisis: Sheriff, Makarfi reconcile New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

The Ahmed Makarfi and Ali Modu Sheriff factions of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have agreed to sheathe their swords and resolve the over four months leadership crisis that engulfed the party. The two factional leaders met for several hours, for the first time, yester day and agreed to heal the wounds and work towards […]

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11:14

Nigeria Customs trains Chinese on export, import New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has trained their counterpart in China on the country’s import and export guidelines and procedures as part of efforts to facilitate trade between the two countries. Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hammed Ibrahim Ali (rtd), who was represented by the Assistant Comptroller General in charge of Zone A […]

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11:11

Electric implant could end agony of Arthritis New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

A tiny electronic implant could end the agony of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for hundreds of thousands of sufferers. According to findings of a new study which was published in the ‘New England Journal of Medicine’, the pacemaker-like micro-regulator device, which is fitted under the skin near the collarbone, sends electrical pulses to a key nerve […]

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10:48

Bimbo Akintola talks about Playing Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh in ’93 days’ | WATCH BellaNaija

Veteran Actress Bimbo Akintola shares her experience of starring as Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh in the just realeased 93 days in Fashion 360. She talks about the acting method she used to bring the character to life as well as how she felt playing the role. Watch it here:

10:45

Mikel open to Chelsea exit New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Relishes 11 years spent in London Ready for fresh challenge Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi is ready to quit Chelsea in January if the London club fails to offer him a new deal as he enters the final year of his contract. Mikel who led Nigeria U-23 Eagles to winning bronze at the Rio Olympics, […]

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10:45

NFF unveils World Cup incentives Friday New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

The Nigeria Football Federation will on Friday unveil the packages and plans it has for the Super Eagles for the must-win away match against Chipolopolo of Zambia on October 9 in Ndola. The NFF Technical Committee Vice Chairman, Alhaji Ahmed Fresh, said this in Abuja while briefing the press at the ongoing third quarter of […]

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10:44

Chukwu: Judge Rohr after Zambia game New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

…wants team built around home-based players A former Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu, has called on fans to wait for the World Cup qualifying game against Chipolopolo of Zambia before rating the new Super Eagles’ manager, Gernot Rohr’s performance. Speaking exclusively to New Telegraph, Chukwu said the game against Tanzania should not be used in […]

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10:44

Recession: Emefiele gets backing on oil assets’ sale New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele’s call that the Federal Government should consider selling stakes in joint ventures with oil majors and other assets as a short term measure to stimulate economic recovery, is receiving more backing from eminent Nigerians. The latest of such support came from the Senate President, Dr. Bukola […]

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10:41

Yaweh, different kind of song, says Peace New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Peace Henry is a gifted singer, and the new gospel sensation in the Nigerian mainstream music. The talented artiste serenaded guests with her angelic voice during the listening session of her latest single, Yaweh, and unveiling of Mec Fanny Music. The event was held at Magrello, Bode Thomas, Surulere, Lagos. The gospel artiste who could […]

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10:41

Defying the rains New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

On rainy mornings, you will see them drenchedpeasants- shivering in their emaciated bones. That is a line from Syl Cheney Coker’s myopia. The peasants that Coker was referring to are probably those who are under the burden of hardship in that country but a second look at that line would explain the attitude of Lagos […]

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10:40

Nigeria to regain 3m tons of cargoes New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Shipping companies from Niger Republic, which left Nigerian ports in the last one decade, have resolved to come back to Nigerian seaports from October 2016 for cargo clearance. Over three million metric tons of Niger’s cargoes , which were formerly handled by Nigeria, are currently shared among Togo, Benin and Ghana ports. Until 2006, about […]

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10:36

NPA appoints new managers for six ports New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has approved the appointment of new port managers for the six major seaports across the country. The appointments, which was approved by the Managing Director of the authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, takes immediate effect. An internal memorandum dated September14, 2016 emanating from the managing director’s office revealed that only one […]

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10:36

Kogi: Jubilation as Supreme Court confirms Bello’s election New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Kogi State was thrown into wild jubilation yesterday following the Supreme Court judgement which upheld the election of Governor Yahaya Bello in the governorship poll. Immediately news of the judgement was received in Lokoja, the state capital, the people began to make phone calls congratulating themselves over the victory. Meanwhile, Bello said that his victory […]

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10:36

Limiting your speed for safety New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

In a bid to reduce the spate of road accidents on Nigeria roads, the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Lagos command has decided to enforce speed limit device into Nigerian vehicles. Road accidents, according to Deputy Corps Marshal, Ademola Lawal, has accounted to almost 80 per cent of death on high ways. DCM Lawal, who […]

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09:42

Facepalm: NBC Just Dug up 10-Year-Old Comments to Use Angelina and Brad’s Break up as a Way to Attack Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Melissa Dykes

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Today the mainstream media finally showed that it is willing to take practically any topic, no matter how utterly unrelated, and spin it to attack Donald Trump.

Apparently Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. Word is, they disagreed on parenting styles. C’est la vie, right?

Not for NBC it isn’t. This was somehow yet another chance to attack Donald Trump.

Why?

Because almost a decade ago Trump said Angelina is “not beauty”.

Throwback: Trump on Angelina Jolie in 07: she’s “not unattractive…but she’s not beauty.” https://t.co/hzsjLmnTFo pic.twitter.com/tyr2wQYnsX

— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) September 20, 2016

Because as we all know, one’s ability to be president hinges on whether or not he or she thought Angelina Jolie was attractive a decade ago.

Oh, by the way, “WHO THE HELL CARES?”

This latest low perfectly illustrates why people are voting for him. They are sick to death of the ridiculously biased pretend mainstream media spouting inane crap like this.

But also, do these people get a cookie every time they magically find a way to make an unrelated story about Donald Trump or…?

Other headlines NBC will probably turn into Trump stories in the near future:

“Cat Stevens Revives Beloved Classics in Moving Return” will now be: Donald Trump Dares to Be Iffy on Cat Stevens, Shocks with “He’s Just Okay”

“African Elephants Could Go Extinct Within 12 Years” will now be: “Trump Probably Doesn’t Care that African Elephants Are Going Extinct Because He’s So Racist”

“Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Strikes Near Japanese Island Chain” will be: “Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Strikes Near Japanese Island Chain, Obviously This Is All Donald Trump’s Fault Because He Said Something Ten Years Ago That Probably Made It Happen”

“Illinois Terror Suspect Sentenced to 30 Years” will be: “Illinois Terror Suspect Sentenced to 30 Years, We Won’t Even Ask if He’s a Trump Supporter”

“Cheese Not as Bad for You as Scientists Previously Thought” will be: “Cheese No Longer Bad for You Because Cheese Knows How Racist Donald Trump Is”

Gee. Can’t wait.

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Facepalm: NBC Just Dug up 10-Year-Old Comments to Use Angelina and Brad’s Break up as a Way to Attack Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

angelina-brad-trump

Today the mainstream media finally showed that it is willing to take practically any topic, no matter how utterly unrelated, and spin it to attack Donald Trump.

Apparently Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. Word is, they disagreed on parenting styles. C’est la vie, right?

Not for NBC it isn’t. This was somehow yet another chance to attack Donald Trump.

Why?

Because almost a decade ago Trump said Angelina is “not beauty”.

Because as we all know, one’s ability to be president hinges on whether or not he or she thought Angelina Jolie was attractive a decade ago.

Oh, by the way, “WHO THE HELL CARES?”

This latest low perfectly illustrates why people are voting for him. They are sick to death of the ridiculously biased pretend mainstream media spouting inane crap like this.

But also, do these people get a cookie every time they magically find a way to make an unrelated story about Donald Trump or…?

Other headlines NBC will probably turn into Trump stories in the near future:

“Cat Stevens Revives Beloved Classics in Moving Return” will now be: Donald Trump Dares to Be Iffy on Cat Stevens, Shocks with “He’s Just Okay”

“African Elephants Could Go Extinct Within 12 Years” will now be: “Trump Probably Doesn’t Care that African Elephants Are Going Extinct Because He’s So Racist”

“Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Strikes Near Japanese Island Chain” will be: “Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Strikes Near Japanese Island Chain, Obviously This Is All Donald Trump’s Fault Because He Said Something Ten Years Ago That Probably Made It Happen”

“Illinois Terror Suspect Sentenced to 30 Years” will be: “Illinois Terror Suspect Sentenced to 30 Years, We Won’t Even Ask if He’s a Trump Supporter”

“Cheese Not as Bad for You as Scientists Previously Thought” will be: “Cheese No Longer Bad for You Because Cheese Knows How Racist Donald Trump Is”

Gee. Can’t wait.

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09:34

PM’s ‘frank meeting’ with Saudi crown prince "IndyWatch Feed World"

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Naif. Photo EPA/Jason Szenes

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Naif. Photo EPA/Jason Szenes

NEW YORK –  [AAP]

Malcolm Turnbull has had a ‘frank discussion’ with Saudi Arabia’s deputy prime minister about how to fight Islamic State and its propaganda machine.

The prime minister and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif discussed IS during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the United Nation’s general assembly in New York on Tuesday.

Mr Turnbull raised the need to challenge extremist propaganda, especially on social media.

The discussion also focused on the difficulties of creating a clear path towards a political settlement in Syria.

The prime minister also reiterated Australia’s commitment to negotiating a free trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Earlier, Mr Turnbull told reporters he would be discussing a range of issues with the crown prince.

“In recent times I’ve had very detailed, frank discussions with President el-Sisi of Egypt, President Erdogan of Turkey,” he added.

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08:57

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Condemnation Hounds Patience Jonathan’s $15m Accounts
September 20, 2016
Nigerian Punch

Adegboyega Awomolo (A Senior Advocate of Nigeria)
The fact as presented in the media is that certain companies were accused of violating the Money Laundering Prohibition Act. The companies and their directors were arrested and charged to court. These companies and their directors were arraigned before a court that has jurisdiction. The charges were read to them and they claimed to have understood the charges. They voluntarily pleaded guilty. The court properly and lawfully convicted them. Until the judgment is set aside on appeal, it would remain forever.

In the eyes of the law, all the proceeds of the crime have been lawfully forfeited to the state.

The claim by Mrs. Jonathan to the ownership of the money already forfeited to the state is of no consequence since she did not appear before the court as a defendant. She has no locus standi in the criminal proceedings. She did not volunteer to be joined to the suspects.

 She can maintain an action if she can prove the ownership of the money against the people she gave it to. The prosecuting authority owed her no obligation and neither can she maintain any claim against the state. We must separate sentiments, emotions, sympathy or political consideration from the due process of the law.

Mrs. Jonathan, in my view, should hold her peace as her outburst may implicate her as a conspirator or raise a call for her prosecution.

The law is no respecter of any person as we are all equal before the law. She never enjoyed any immunity and even if did, she is now an ordinary Nigerian that must answer questions on her conduct.

Liborous Oshoma (Human rights lawyer)
What should bother Nigerians now is how to raise the bar. This is the time to begin to ask questions from our political office holders, past and present, and their relations who are living above their means. We should ask them to declare the source(s) of wealth. Where there is no satisfactory explanation as to the source(s) of a suspect’s assets, the suspect should be made to forfeit the wealth to the state. The proceeds of such an illicit wealth should be used for infrastructural and industrial development.

It is against this backdrop that I would urge the EFCC and the Federal Government to give Mrs. Patience Jonathan an opportunity to explain the source(s) of the $15m she claimed belongs to her. She should also be able to explain why the money is in accounts she is not a signatory to.

It is not enough for Mrs. Jonathan’s lawyer to depose to an affidavit stating that she is the owner of the money. She should be able to supply further information explaining the source(s) of the money.

Where she is unable to satisfactorily explain how she legitimately earned the money, the money should be treated like the late Sani Abacha loot. It should be forfeited to the state.

Yinka Ilori (An educationist)
Patience Jonathan should forfeit the money because Nigeria needs the money more than she does. Why would she open the accounts in the names of her aides if the money was legitimate? She later said that the money was meant to settle medical bills. I don’t think Nigerians...

08:38

Re-thinking the application of sustainable use policies for African elephants in a changed world "IndyWatch Feed World"

Despite increasing calls to recognise the intrinsic value of biodiversity, the need to incentivise people to choose conservation as a competitive form of land use through a sustainable use (SU) approach remains the de facto and de jure reality across most of africa today. In a 'second-best' world of corruption and poor governance, consumptive use (CU) policies (eg, ivory trading, trophy hunting, culling) have produced mixed results for elephant and ecosystem conservation, and for human [...]

08:28

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Disclose How You Made $31m, Nigerian Labor Congress Tells Former First Lady Patience Jonathan
September 20, 2016
Fidelis Soriwei, Abuja
Nigerian Punch

The Nigeria Labour Congress has challenged the wife of the former President,  Mrs. Patience Jonathan, to disclose how she made the $31m found in some accounts recently frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The  President of the NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, told journalists on the  sidelines of ‘NLC National Youth Conference’ in Abuja on Tuesday, that the former First Lady had a responsibility to prove to Nigerians that the money in question was legitimately earned.

Wabba also challenged Mrs. Jonathan to tell Nigerians the kind of business she had been doing to make such a huge amount of money.

The NLC’s President said the former First Lady would have been made to forfeit the money to the government in other countries.

He said it had always been the position of the NLC that all those who stole public funds should be duly investigated and prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others.

He urged the government to extend the fight against corruption to states and local government areas in the country.

“We have said it over and over again that NLC is the first organisation that actually supported openly the anti-graft war. We said recover, investigate and prosecute so that it can serve as a deterrent.

Our position has been clear on the issue of the frozen $31m. In this respect, the onus of prove is on the  ex-First Lady. First, she must inform all of us the sources  of the money. She must explain what business she has done to accumulate such wealth. In other climes, people would have forfeited such funds. This is our position and we have always been consistent about it.

“If you look at it critically, that is why we are where we are today. Salaries are not paid in many states not because the resources are not there but because of the inherent corruption in the system.

“Corruption fight should also be extended to states and local governments. Wherever there is element of corruption, whoever is involved, the law must take its course.

“There should be investigation. There should be fair trial within the confines of the law and whoever is found wanting, those funds should be recovered and prosecution should follow to serve as a deterrent.”

08:24

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Nigerian Banks to Close Branches as Recession Bites Hard
September 20, 2016
Oyetunji Abioye
Nigerian Punch

A number of Deposit Money Banks in the country will close many of what they described as unprofitable branches as the economic recession continues to bite harder, investigation by our correspondent has shown.

It was similarly gathered that most of the banks would lay off hundreds of workers between now and December.

The revelation came barely 24 hours after Unity Bank Plc laid off about 300 workers, more than the 220 that was mentioned last week.

Diamond Bank Plc, Ecobank and Skye Bank Plc had earlier in the year sacked over 3,000 members of their workforce.

It was learnt that following the economic downturn in the country, a number of bank branches could no longer justify their existence as cost analysis had shown that the financial institutions were spending more on salaries and overheads than the income from the branches.

Some top bank executives, who confirmed the development to our correspondent under the condition of anonymity on Monday, said some lenders might be forced to relieve more workers of their duties before the end of this year.

An executive director in one of the banks that recently asked some of its workers to go said, “We have laid off some of our staff members but that it still not enough. Many branches are just existing for the sake of being there. They are not generating enough income. What they are bringing in is far less than what the bank is incurring as costs on them.

“We may have to close such branches before the year ends. I know a number of other banks that are planning something similar.”

Commenting on the development, an ex-banker and Chief Executive Officer, Cowry Asset Management Limited, Mr. Johnson Chukwu, described branch closure as an ongoing action in the banking sector, especially in times of economic downturn.

He, however, noted that banks were required to notify the Central Bank of Nigeria before closing any branch.

“It is an ongoing administrative thing in the banking industry. Banks will want to rationalise branches, especially in a difficult economy. Banks are planning to cut costs. Branch rationalisation is normal but the CBN has to be notified,” Chukwu explained.

The banking sector has been facing a number of challenges following the downturn in economic activities.

The slowdown in the economy, which has led to a high rate of non-performing loans in the banking system, made four lenders to lose at least N17bn in profits in the first quarter of this year.

Specifically, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Unity Bank Plc and Diamond Bank Plc recorded a combined decline of N17bn in their profits before tax for the three months ended March 31, 2016, when compared with the corresponding period of 2015, according to the results of the financial institutions posted on the website of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

When compared with the PBT of N30.52bn, N32.65bn, N4.26bn and N7.94bn recorded by the banks in the first quarter of 2015, the combined PBT of the four banks dropped by N17bn from N75.4bn in the first quarter of last year to N58.4bn in the same period of this year.

While Ecobank’s PBT fell from N30.52bn in the first quart...

08:20

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Buhari and Lai Mohammed, Caused the Nigerian Economic Recession Not Jonathan – Ezekwesili
Nigerian Beacon

Former Education Minister, Oby Ezekwesili, has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for the current economy recession.

Ezekwesili, who stated in a whatsApp message last night, said: “I still find it funny that most people don’t know why Nigeria economy went into recession. They love the incompetent lies of Lai Mohammed about the past government ruining everything.

‘’It’s also myopic to think that if Jonathan were to still be in power, we would be worse off. ”The truth about Nigeria’s recession is this; it was caused by the president’s unguided rhetoric and uncultured body language.

‘’Firstly, there is nothing we are buying today that we weren’t buying five years ago, therefore it’s not our purchase that put pressure on Naira but withdrawal of funds by foreign investors. ‘’After the election, the President created instability with his statements about how everyone is corrupt and how everyone is going to jail.

‘’The instability made foreign investors to liquidate their investment and change their money to dollars. In the process of trying to flee, they were willing to buy dollars at any price, which lead to high exchange dollar rate. ‘’Even though some of them were not ready to run away, but want their money in dollars to save their investments from devaluation, the president gave a bad signal by banning deposit of foreign currency into domiciliary accounts.

” ‘That was enough for free market believers to see the draconian handwriting on the wall, that was the beginning of dollar rush.

‘’To make matters worse, the President came up with another outrageous policy of rationing dollar to certain sectors and blocking many sectors out. That was the nail in the coffin which facilitated the emergence of free fall.

08:11

Nottingham Forest 0-4 Arsenal: £47M Worth Of Talent, Lucas Perez And Granit Xhaka Fire Gunners Into The 4th Round (FULL Report) Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

Spending money does make a difference, it seems. This had been billed as Nicklas Bendtner’s big night, but two of Arsenal’s big-money summer signings stole the show to ease the Gunners into the fourth round.

Granit Xhaka and Lucas Perez — £47million worth of talent — struck either side of half-time to set up a routine win for Arsenal ahead of their crunch derby against Chelsea on Saturday.

For Bendtner, the striker discarded by Wenger two years ago, his first start for Forest was a night of missed chances, a booking and an early exit.

Lucas Perez is congratulated by his Arsenal team-mates after taking the game away from the home side on Tuesday night

The Spaniard bagged the first two goals of his Gunners career as the away team ran out comfortable winners

Granit Xhaka (centre) opened the scoring with a 35-yard thunderbolt that took a slight deflection off Chris Cohen

The Swiss midfielder was mobbed by his team-mates after breaking the deadlock in the EFL Cup third round clash

Forest’s fall from grace meant these two icons of English football had not faced each other since 1999. Last night was the 12th anniversary of Brian Clough’s death — an occasion marked by the Forest fans with a minute’s applause in the 12th minute.

Wenger, aware of the potential for embarrassment, went against his usual approach to the League Cup. The Frenchman started with a strong XI which included Xhaka, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mohamed Elneny and Kieran Gibbs, who captained his side.

There was also a place for central defender Gabriel, who was making his first appearance of the season after recovering from an ankle injury sustained in pre-season.

Wenger’s attire for the night, however, told its own story. His usual match-day suit was left in north London as the manager chose to wear a club tracksuit. The EFL Cup is bottom of the Gunners’ list of priorities and Wenger was dressed as such.

Rob Holding seemed to take a similar attitude, and his ninth-minute mistake nearly gifted Forest the lead. However, Pajtim Kasami fired wide from Bendtner’s pass following the England Under 21 defender’s mistake.

Bendtner’s next involvement was to pick up a yellow card for a late, rather than malicious, challenge of Xhaka before his effort from 20 yards flew narrowly wide.

Arsenal didn’t seem up for it — until the 23rd minute when Xhaka scored his second long-range thunderbolt in four days.

There looked little danger when the Switzerland midfielder picked up the ball 30 yards out, but his effort took a hefty deflection off Chris Cohen before being parried into the net by Forest keeper Vladimir Stojkovic.

Bendtner tried and failed to equalise just after the restart but fired hopelessly wide from a tight angle.

On the hour mark, Lucas cooly slotted home from the spot for his first goal for the club since arriving...

08:11

WATCH Episode 9 of Comedy Series “Professor Johnbull” on BN TV BellaNaija

The damning consequences of filthy environments and the need for members of the public to consciously cultivate the culture of proper disposal of wastes is the focus of Episode 9 of Professor Johnbull. Why was Olaniyi’s popular Nkwobi joint sealed off in this episode? Which other locations are affected by the sanitary audit? What brings […]

08:08

Now the Honeymoon is Over! Watch Episode II of LowlaDee’s Web Series – This is It BellaNaija

LowlaDeeTV, the producers of the multiple award winning short film ‘Brave’ have released the first episode of “This Is It” starring popular Kenyan actor Nick Mutuma as Tomide and introducing Nigerian actress Chiagoziem Nwakanma as Dede. It also stars Stan Nze, Bimbo Ademoye, Bukola Oladipupo, Teni Aladese and Chisom Ofor, with Olumide Oworu, Joyce Maina, Linda Osifo, Ben Touitou, Kunle Coker, Tosan Ugbeye, Asa’ah Samuel, as […]

08:01

EXPERT VIEWS-How have the UN's global goals fared one year on? - Reuters Africa "IndyWatch Feed World"

EXPERT VIEWS-How have the UN's global goals fared one year on?Reuters AfricaNEW YORK, Sept 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - World leaders one year ago agreed on an ambitious set of global goals designed to tackle the world's most troubling problems such as extreme poverty and inequality by 2030 at the United Nations.

07:49

“Merck More than a Mother” Supports Jackline Mwende – A Victim of Infertility Stigma in Kenya BellaNaija

When we read stories of individuals and organisations who go beyond their call of duty to help other people. It is in this light that we’re happy to share the story of the work being done by the “Merck More than a Mother” initiative – to help women suffering from infertility. BellaNaija shared the videos of […]

07:46

Leicester City 2-4 Chelsea, With Cesc Fabregas Scoring Twice, Antonio Conte's Side Come From Behind To Progress In The EFL Cup (FULL Report) Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

As an answer for those who criticise Cesc Fabregas for not scoring enough there were two beauties in extra-time to complete a thrilling Chelsea come-back.

For those who criticise his mileage there an 80-yard sprint to celebrate the second on his knees in front of more than three thousand travelling fans.

They had been singing his name for much of the second half as his influence grew and Leicester’s two-goal lead courtesy of Shinji Okazaki and some generous defending was wiped out.

Cesc Fabregas scored twice in extra-time as the Spaniard sent Chelsea through to the next round of the EFL Cup

The Spanish midfielder fired home two well-struck efforts as his side came from 2-0 down to progress in the cup

Leicester had previously taken a two-goal lead thanks to two goals from Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki.

Gary Cahill pulled one back just before half-time and Cesar Azpilicueta levelled with a fabulous volley from 25 yards.

Chelsea grew stronger and took control in extra-time when Leicester were reduced to 10 men.

Marcin Wasilewski was sent off in the closing minutes in the 90th minute, slammed his forearm into Diego Costa’s neck to collect his second yellow card.

Costa had come off the bench in menacing mood and ruffled the Premier League champions without managing to find the net.

But the two goals in as many minutes by Fabregas rekindled memories of when Chelsea were the best team in the country, only two years ago.

The first was a run by Eden Hazard, also on as a late substitute, jinking inside from the left and linking up with Costa before a cute back heel led Fabregas to goal.

He finished with confidence. It was his first goal since a penalty against Leicester in the final game of last season.

The second came from a cross by Hazard which caused confusion in Rob-Robert Zieler’s goalmouth.

Costa piled in to make a nuisance of himself and the ball squirted to Fabregas off the head of Danny Drinkwater.

Again, there was no mistake with the finish and an incredible release of joy – and not only at the prospect of a place in the EFL Cup fourth round.

It has been a difficult campaign for Fabregas unable to convince manager Antonio Conte he is worth a place in his Premier League side.

This was only his second start of the season, his other against Bristol Rovers in the previous round of this competition.

Aware of his place on the periphery, he sought for options for a transfer as the market closed before resolving to try and prove Conte wrong.

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante returned to Leicester to take on his former club in the third round of the EFL Cup

M...

07:34

EFL Cup: Chelsea fight back stuns Leicester as Norwich upset Everton New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Cesc Fabregas scored twice in extra time as Chelsea came from two goals down to beat 10-man Leicester and reach the EFL Cup fourth round. Shinji Okazaki’s header and instinctive strike put Leicester in control, but Gary Cahill nodded in before the break. Cesar Azpilicueta equalised with a long-range strike before Foxes defender Marcin Wasilewski […]

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07:28

Young Naked Man Claiming To Be A 'Delta Wizard' Crashlands In Benin Church Premises (Pics, Video) Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

According to news making rounds, Church workers of  the City Gate Church in Benin, did not prepare for what they met when they resumed for duties.

They were thrown into confusion when they opened their Church premises in the morning, which has a very tall gate, fortified with razor sharp barbed wires and discovered a stark naked man roaming to and fro the compound.

The workers insist the premises was locked the previous day. Upon interrogation, the naked young man confessed he is a wizard from Delta State.
According to him, he was on an unknown assignment from Delta State when his 'spiritual google map' went haywire.

He found his course diverted and when he got to Ring Road, Benin, he hovered around the area before crash landing, butt naked, in the Church premises. He ends by professing a willingness to surrender to God since he has been 'arrested'.

Watch the video below..

07:27

Busola Adedire: Our Beliefs, Cheating & Polygamy BellaNaija

On a slow Saturday afternoon, I decided to watch 9ice’s interview on Moments Girl Talk as they addressed the issue of polygamy and divorce. I had so many thoughts on my mind after this particular episode. Our generation is one that is pretty determined to challenge and correct most of the cultural norms, but we would […]

07:26

Clinton, Trump befriend Egyptian dictator Sisi "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

Egyptian Female Activist Shaima al-Sabbagh Killed By Police In Tahrir Square Protest

24 January 2015

Shocking moment: female socialist activist is gunned down by police during demonstrations on 4th anniversary of Arab Spring against Hosni Mubarak

A woman was killed on Saturday in Cairo after the police fired shotgun pellets at a handful of socialist activists marching to Tahrir Square with flowers to commemorate the hundreds of demonstrators killed there during the revolution that began on Jan 25 2011 witnesses said.

A health ministry spokesman said Shaima al-Sabbagh died of birdshot wounds, which fellow protesters said were fired by police to disperse the march. Al Sabbagh who was said to be … with a five year old son, was shot while she peacefully marched towards the Tahrir Square to lay a commemorative wreath of roses.

Egyptian activists shared graphic images of Ms. Sabbagh’s last moments on social networks Photographs and video recorded before the police moved in seemed to show the protesters, including Ms Sabbagh, standing peacefully outside the Air France KLM office in Talaat Harb Square near Tahrir. As officers charged at the protesters guns drawn shots rang out and Ms. Sabbagh fell to the pavement. Al-Sabbagh was taken to a hospital where she was declared dead.

By Justin Salhani, World Reporter at ThinkProgress in the USA focusing on human rights, today:

Human rights activists are upset over Clinton and Trump’s meetings with the Egyptian president

“We urge you to reconsider the false dichotomy between Egyptian citizens’ rights and freedoms and the country’s security threats.”

U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Monday, while he is in New York for the U.N. Summit for Refugees and Migrants. And human rights activists aren’t pleased.

Reports of the candidates’ independent mee...

07:14

#RIPTerenceCrutcher: Yet Another Unarmed Black Man has been Shot Dead by the Police in the United States BellaNaija

On Monday, Tulsa police released a video of the shooting and killing of Terence Crutcher, a black man who had stopped his vehicle in the road. One of the witnesses told 911 that Crutcher ran from the car, stating it was going to explode. “I think he’s smoking something,” said the caller. In the video, […]

07:11

Buhari Was Presented With Proof That His Chief Of Staff, Abba Kyari, Took N500M Bribe To Help MTN Reduce Fine, Yet He Did NOTHING Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

President Muhammad Buhari has reportedly received concrete evidence that his Chief of Staff (CoS), Abba Kyari, took N500m from operators of MTN to help the telecommunications giant reduce the fine imposed on it by the federal government.

Sources say the evidence was presented to President Buhari several times including during the Sallah holiday.

Confronted with the evidence, the CoS reportedly claimed he was helping the All Progressives Congress (APC) party raise funds for the gubernatorial election in Bayelsa State, to which the president is said to have asked him if he was the party chairman, but did not relieve him of his post.

The mind-boggling revelation is the latest in the mounting allegations of corruption involving members of the top echelon of President Buhari’s administration.

Other members of President Buhari’s inner circle have been exposed as engaging in serious cases of corruption but the President has not acted on their cases, either.  In some instances, they reportedly got members of President Buhari’s office to absolve them of any ''wrongdoing''.

Among others:

The Chief of Army Staff, Yusuf Buratai, was found to have used Nigerian Army funds to purchase homes in Dubai;

The Minister of Internal Affairs, Abdulrahman Dambazau, bought homes for millions of dollars in Boston in the United States;

Several other aides and officials within the government have been exposed for involvement in illegal employments and forgery of age and certificates.

Like Kyari, they have so far all been shielded by President Buhari.  Speaking earlier this to journalists in Daura, his hometown, the president said his ''anti-corruption war'' was being implemented on the basis of justice and fairness.

Source: SaharaReporters

06:29

Footage in Oklahoma Police Shooting Prompts Nationwide Outrage "IndyWatch Feed World"

  Helicopter footage shows police officers confronting Terence Crutcher moments before he is shot. (Screen shot via The New York Times)

Police in Tulsa, Okla., on Friday responded to a 911 call regarding a broken-down vehicle blocking a road. The vehicle belonged to Terence Crutcher, an African-American man. Minutes after police arrived on the scene, Crutcher was fatally shot by Officer Betty Shelby, who is white.

“This epitomizes the black experience in America,” author and activist Shaun King says of the incident. “Something that should have been routine and safe turned out to be fatal.”

The Tulsa Police Department released video footage from a police helicopter and a police car dashcam three days after Crutcher’s death (warning: the footage is graphic). The video, which shows Crutcher walking calmly to his vehicle with his hands raised before being shot by Shelby, has prompted nationwide outrage.

Shelby, who has been placed on paid administrative leave, has been the subject of two complaints of excessive force while on the Tulsa police force. According to ABC News, “[d]ozens of protesters have called for Shelby’s immediate arrest,” and protests continue in Tulsa.

In a news conference Monday, Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan revealed that Crutcher was unarmed. “I’m going to tell you right here now: There was no gun on the suspect or in the suspect’s vehicle,” he said. He also stated that “protests were not a problem” and that they are “a very valid way for people to air their grievances.”

“Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby should be arrested today for killing Terence Crutcher,” King argues in his piece. The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma also condemned the shooting. Ryan Kiesel, executive director of the Oklahoma ACLU, said in a statement:

A Tulsa Police officer murdered Terence Crutcher in cold blood. Each of the officers present were complicit in the unconscionable, reprehensible, and disgusti...

06:28

Angelina Jolie to divorce Brad Pitt New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper

Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, the actress’s lawyer has confirmed. Robert Offer said the actress filed for “dissolution of marriage” on Monday, adding the “decision was made for the health of the family”. “She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time,” Offer […]

The post Angelina Jolie to divorce Brad Pitt appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

06:22

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University Fees in South Africa: Many Questions, Lots of Anger, and Fires to Fight
September 19, 2016 11.24am EDT
The Conversation, RSA

Interview with Suellen Shay
Dean and Associate Professor, University of Cape Town

South Africa’s Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade Nzimande has announced it is up to the country’s universities to “individually…determine the level of (fee) increase that their institutions require…”. But he cautioned that no university’s fees should be raised by more than 8% for 2017. This follows a blanket freeze on fees in 2016 that left a number of universities on the verge of financial collapse. The Conversation Africa asked Professor Suellen Shay to unpack Nzimande’s announcement.

Is the minister’s decision good news or bad for South Africa’s universities?

Overall it’s good news – or it should be. It’s good news from universities' point of view. The 8% figure comes from a recommendation by the Council on Higher Education. Now universities will have to make the final choice about their increases.

It’s also a pro-poor policy. The minister confirmed that students who benefit from the National Student Aid Financial Scheme (NSFAS) will not pay increased fees in 2017. The good news is that he added a second category of students who will not be required to pay increased fees next year: the missing middle. These are students whose parents earn too much money to qualify for loans from NSFAS but too little to actually afford university fees. Money will now be found to ensure that this group doesn’t pay increased fees in 2017.

I think it was a measured statement. The minister could have made a purely political announcement – one that would have been closer to the governing African National Congress’s recent support for 0% increase for the second consecutive year.

All of that said, the announcement hasn’t been good news to a very significant proportion of the student population. Mass meetings were being held at various campuses after the minister’s press conference so students could discuss their responses and plan their next moves. The University of Cape Town (UCT) suspended all academic activities in anticipation of the announcement.

What do you think students would have liked to hear from the minister?

I don’t actually think it would have mattered what the minister said. There is such a groundswell of unhappiness among students. It started long before last year’s #feesmustfall movement and goes back to the #Rhodesmustfall protests that saw a statue of Cecil John Rhodes removed from UCT’s campus. There are all these issues, of inequality, of decolonisation.

A significant proportion of the “born free” generation – those who were born in or after 1994 – has had it. They’re fed up on all fronts. The state, university management. We’ve left too many things for too long. It’s viewed as us doing too little, too late. Now we have a crisis.

The focus in the next few days will be less on making fee-related decisions or discussing the minister’s announcement. Universities will be focusing on security, on keeping campuses open or shutting them down amid safety concerns. There’s no head space to tackle students' underlying deep seate...

06:16

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South African Police Clash With Students Over Fees
BBC World Service

Students say that cannot afford to pay higher fees

South African police have fired stun grenades and arrested 31 students in Johannesburg, as a wave of protests hit universities across the country.

Students are demanding free education and denounced government plans to raise tuition fees by up to 8% in 2017.

Fees had been frozen last year after the biggest student protests since the end of apartheid in 1994.
The demonstrators say price increases discriminate against black students with low family incomes.

The prestigious University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg has been a focal point of protests.
It said about 200 students in "roving groups are moving from campus to campus disrupting classes".

The University of Bloemfontein and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth said they had closed campuses because of the protests.

The University of Cape Town announced the suspension of classes as students sang revolutionary songs barricaded entrances with litter bins.

University of Witwatersrand Students' Representative Council leader Nompendulo Mkatshwa police fired stun grenades at students who had gathered near the university to protest against the proposed fee increase.

"Students are not happy with what the Department of Higher Education and Training said, so they are fighting for equal education," Ms Mkatshwa is quoted by Reuters news agency as saying.

Police spokesman Lungelo Dlamini said the arrested students "were blocking the entrance of the university in contravention of the court order" and were being held at a nearby station, Reuters reports.

Last year, South Africa's President Jacob Zuma froze student fees for 2016 following the worst student protests to hit South Africa since minority rule ended more than 20 years ago.

The freeze has now been lifted, with Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande announcing on Monday that universities will be allowed to increase fees by a maximum of 8%.

Critics say this is higher than the 6% inflation rate, and will make university education unaffordable for many students.

However, universities favour an increase, saying they were facing a financial crisis which was damaging their academic programmes.

06:15

Chimezie Anajama: Possibility of Social Inclusion of Street Children in Uyo, Nigeria BellaNaija

The issue of street children is a very popular trend in most emerging cities in the world. This is particularly so in developing countries, where the fabric of communalism found in traditional societies are almost faded. They are replaced by individualism which no longer prioritises and recognises child welfare as part of the society’s key […]

05:33

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Release Separate Press Statements about their Pending Divorce BellaNaija

Hollywood A-listers Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have released press statements regarding their divorce. Angelina filed for divorce on Monday, after the couple had been married for 2 years and together for 12 years. Brad shared with People, “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids”, […]

04:40

Graphic Pics: Zenith Bank's Staff, John Edobor, Allegedly Shattered His Ex-Wife's Legs, (A Mother Of 3) #JusticeForIvieEdobor Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

I'm literally in tears! How can one be so HEARTLESS!! A Nigerian mother of three, named, Ivie Edobor, is crying for justice after being allegedly brutally assaulted by her estranged husband, John Edobor, a staff of Zenith Bank.

When she started divorce proceedings against him after the break down of their marriage, he allegedly battered her legs with iron rods and shattered the bones so badly that she has to have titanium plates and screws inserted in her body to keep her leg in place, and as of now, she still hasn't regained the use of her right leg, while the EVIL thing, Mr John Edobor, walks about freely.

Ivie tells her horrible story + see graphic pics below..


Dear friend,

   ''To shed more light on my ordeal, this is my story, two years ago my husband kick me out of his house along with my 3 daughters ages 9, 7 and 4. I was forced to move back to my father’s house and struggled to provide for my 3 children as he completely neglected them and even took them off his medical insurance provided by his office, Zenith Bank Plc.
Zenith Bank's Staff, Mr John Edobor, the EVIL man who disabled Ivie..
   ''After much struggle, I finally got back on my feet. Got a great job, enrolled my kids in a new school and rented an apartment for my 3 kids and I.

   ''About Easter time this year he decided he wants to be part of my children’s life again. I allowed him access to the children as I felt we could be civil to each other for the sake of our children. At this time, I had started putting my documentation together for the divorce process. Early hours of June 19th, on my way back from a function, a friend had parked right in front of the gate of my apartment to press the bell for the gateman to open the gate and let me into the compound when suddenly he was rushed at and attacked by a man waving an object.
   ''The first impression was that it was an armed robber trying to rob us. My friend, (a man) pushed him away but he came charging back. At this point, I looked out the opened door and realized it was John Edobor my enstrange husband. Before we could react a group of area boys showed up but rather than saving us from the assailant, they joined him.
...

04:09

24Years Old Young Woman Bites Off Penis Of Ghanaian Fire Fighter Commander Who Tried To Rape Her (Pics) Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

A man has been left 'manhood-less' after he allegedly tried to rape a lady. His penis was said to have been bitten off by the 24 year-old woman who says her actions were done in self defense. The alleged rapist, a Ghanaian Techiman Municipal Fire Commander, is currently in a critical condition.

Narrating her ordeal to AdomNews’ Agya Wusu, the victim said she works with Mr. Eric Ansah Andor at the Techiman Fire Service in Techiman of the Brong Ahafo Region.

According to her, she was at home one day when Mr Ansah came with his clothes to have them washed.
The victim said, after offering her boss water and while returning to the kitchen to start washing the clothes, Mr Andor dragged her from behind and started abusing her sexually.

The lady said, she initially tried defending herself but the man threatened her and she was left with no option than to give in.

   ''I offered him water and in an attempt to enter my other room he grabbed me and wanted to romance me. I resisted initially and later he threatened me saying, 'he is the commander and so anything he wants he gets it' and because he said that I got scared he would do something bad to me.
   "I decided to pretend to give in and told him I am ready and so he should do whatever he wants to do with me but after romancing with him for three minutes, I grabbed his penis and bit it hard.''

Bleeding profusely, Mr Andor called for help from their office. The fire officer was later rushed to Dr. Kesse Hospital at Techiman, for medical attention.

The incident she added, has been reported to the Techiman Police station who have begun investigations into the matter.

03:55

Ritualists Seal Off Entrance Of Ondo Local Government Secretariat With Charms (See Pics) Welcome To Tari Taribo's Blog

Na wa for Ondo peeps and closing entrance with charms o, lol. Just last month, some warring factions of the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress, APC, Ondo branch, sealed off the APC secretariat with charms and now, a similar scenario is playing out, as some unknown disgruntled elements at the Ese-Odo Local Government Secretariat sealed off the entrance of the secretariat with some scary looking charms.
Their grouse is as a result of a non-indigene who was appointed as secretary of the local government, in Igbekobo, Ondo state. See more pics below..

03:24

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Nigerian Recession: I’ve Never Seen This Type of Suffering Since I Joined Politics – Saraki
Nigerian Beacon

Senate President Bukola Saraki believes that the present administration is racing against time as it battles to address the myriads of challenges facing the country.

In an interview he granted to New Telegraph, Saraki stated that he has never seen this type of suffering in Nigeria since he join politics.

His Words on National Assembly’s efforts on reviving the economy:

“What we all need to understand is that this recession is not an All Progressives Congress (APC) or Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) problem. This recession does not identify with any party, hence we need to tap into the expertise of our best economic minds wherever they are around the world to come up with plans that both the executive and the legislature can evaluate and implement. We are going to have an exhaustive and comprehensive debate on fixing the country’s economy when we resume next week. Already, all the economic priority bills are being analysed and collated, so that we can hit the ground running when we resume. We understand the pains that Nigerians are going through and we do not take this for granted.

“In every crisis, there is always an opportunity for positive reforms, in this regard, in order to solve this crisis, all hands must be on deck. Ideas should be sourced from all quarters. All arms of government, people of different political beliefs, from all socio-economic backgrounds and every part of Nigeria must work together at this time Additionally, the Senate intends to invite everybody involved in the management of the economy to address the Nigerian people through the parliament on the steps that are being taken to get us out of this mess.

“We fully intend to hold all those involved in the economic management of the country accountable. However, we will do so in a manner that is transparent and beneficial to the country. In every crisis, there is always an opportunity for positive reforms, in this regard, in order to solve this crisis, all hands must be on deck. Ideas should be sourced from all quarters. All arms of government, people of different political beliefs, from all socio-economic backgrounds and every part of Nigeria must work together at this time. We need to ascertain our actual level of borrowing and what effect the devaluation of the naira has had on our economy; doing this will help us to understand where we are, so that we can determine where exactly we want to go from here.

“You will remember also that a lot of pressure came to devalue the naira, that once we allow a free market, it will help foreign exchange but devaluation has taken place but there is no inflow as the supply side has been low and as such, we are beginning to see impact on the weaknesses of the naira . So, the questions we should be asking those who are managing our economy is: How did we get it wrong? What happened to those other indices that should have come in? Actually, one of those indices is what I called confidence; there is a lack of confidence, whether you want to accept it or not. People are not investing in our economy and with that we are going to have challenges. We believe these are the areas we as Senate will be focusing on.

“To have a robust debate, we are...

03:09

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Nigerian Minister of Women's Affairs Slumps While Inspecting IDPs Camp
By Webmasteron
Nigerian National Mirror
September 20, 2016

Minister for Women Affairs, Aisha Jumai Hassan, slumped yesterday at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Fufore local government area of Adamawa State.

She was inside the camp’s store to inspect foodstuff and other items supplied by the Federal Government.

There was a mild drama as her aides engaged journalists in a physical combat to avoid taking pictures of the incident.

An aide of the minister who ordered them out of the store smashed recorders of some reporters.

While addressing the IDPs earlier, the minister said that she visited the camp on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the allegations of rape and children abuse in camps in the Northeast.

Hassan urged the IDPs to believe the present government and that very soon they would be back to their ancestral homes.

The minister who also presented assorted items to the IDPs said that government was working hard to rebuild the region and that the administration would continue to provide people-friendly projects to Nigerians.

She had earlier visited Governor Mohammed Umar Bindow, who urged to return the Women Development Centre occupied at present by the Appeal Court to the real owners.

Bindow promised the minister that he would urgently find a solution to the issue.

He commended Buhari for his zeal in rebuilding the Northeast and improving the living standard of women in the state.

03:03

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Finance Minister Seeks Lower Interest Rate to Boost Nigerian Economy
By Udo Onyekaon
Nigerian National Mirror
September 20, 2016

As the Monetary Policy Committee, MPC, of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, kicks off its two day meeting in Abuja yesterday, the Finance Minister Mrs. Kemi Adeosun has urged apex bank to help lower interest rates on bank credit to enable government borrow domestically to boost the economy, , without increasing its debt-servicing cost.

Adeosun, in an interview with CNBC explained that government needed lower interest rates, as high interest rates increase cost of debt service and reduces the amount of money that is available to spend on capital projects.

“The attempt was to manage inflation and the trade-off for the economy right now is what a bigger problem is: Is it growth or inflation? Forme it is growth. I would rather seek growth. We  can manage inflation. I think for us, at the moment in the Nigerian economy, growth is the most important thing”, she said.

According to the Minister, the government is planning “immediate large injection of funds” though asset sales, advance payments for license renewals and infrastructure concessions. She explained that her ministry was also working with the Debt Management Office, the Sovereign Wealth Investment Authority and the pension industry to issue an infrastructure bond to raise money for road and housing projects.

Adeosun said she would want the CBN to reconsider its July interest rate increase, which it implemented to help support the naira and attract foreign investment.

It would be recalled that the Budget and Planning Minister, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, hadtold a business conference that the government planned asset sales to inject more funds into the economy.

He confirmed that government had almost finished preparing a bill asking parliament for emergency legislation powers to improve the business climate.

The finance minister said some adjustmentwas needed to narrow the spread between the official and black market currency rates, which is running at 25 percent since the apex bank floated the naira.

“We still need to make some necessary adjustment to ensure that the spread is narrow, so that we have true price discovery,” she said.

Meanwhile, the CBN would today announce its new MPR rate, even as many economists had predicted that the apex bank would keep its key interest rate at 14 percent and reiterate its focus on resuscitating the economy.

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