Monday, 12 March 2018

Pregnant Ghanaian Women Now Take Pills To Bleach Their Unborn Babies’ Skin

Women in Ghana have been warned against a latest trend of taking pills during pregnancy to lighten the skin of their unborn babies while they are still inside the womb.

Medical experts say these illegal drugs can cause birth defects, including damage to limbs and other internal organs.

According to Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), using Glutathione pills for the purpose of bleaching is very dangerous, adding it wants “the general public to know that no product has been approved by the FDA in the form of a tablet to lighten the skin of the unborn child”.

The practice is currently trending in Ghana, according to the FDA, with pills often smuggled into the country inside luggage at airports in large quantities.

Security agencies and police are working together to arrest and prosecute companies and individuals in possession of the illegal tablets.

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Mad Man Attacks School Children In Ogun, Butchers 2 To Death (See Graphic Photos)

Hell was let loose today in Ogun State when a man said to be mentally challenged went on rampage, attacked and killed two students during break in Ogun State.

Reports have it that the two students of the St John primary school, Agodo, Ogun State, were allegedly butchered by the mentally unstable fellow, who reportedly fled the scene after the incident before the arrival of the police.

The suspected killer identified as Lekan Olori Ilu, stormed the school during lunch break and hacked Obituyi Alabi and Kalesanwo Ibrahim to death.

This brings to bare why Primary and Secondary Schools should have in their employ security guards and adopt tight access control measures to monitor those who have access to the students and the school premises.

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May their souls rest in peace.

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President Buhari Arrives Benue State, Meets stakeholders

President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday, arrived Benue state to commiserate with the people over the New Year killings that claimed the lives of 73 innocent citizens , newsmen report.

Recall that Nigerians have argued and criticized the president over his absorbed patient to visit the victims and people of Benue state.

Newsmen equally drew a comparison between Trump and Buhari when President Donald Trump traveled to Broward County, Florida, to visit victims who were injured in the grisly school shooting in Parkland.

In view of these however, President Buhari stormed Benue at exert 10:43 AM to visit Governor Samuel Ortom, and stakeholders over the killings.

Reports also have it that he will visit Tor-Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse, the Exercise Cat Race Camp and also meet IDPs in Gbajimba, Guma LGA headquarters.

Ealier last week the president visited Taraba and he is expected to visit Yobe, Zamfara and Rivers states where cases of terror attacks and clashes have been recorded.

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Saturday, 10 March 2018

EARPHONES! Lagos female NYSC member confirmed dead after freak Ikeja train accident [Graphic Photo]

The victim,  simply identified as Corper Debbie

A National Youth Service Corps member has been confirmed dead after she was crushed by a moving train on Friday.

According to various reports, the lady – identified simply as Debbie – had both ears blocked with earphone and was pressing her phones while she walked.

Eyewitnesses claimed the train hooted and passersby tried to draw her attention but she was too distracted to mind them and walked directly into the path of the train.

The accident left her body seriously mangled.

An eyewitness account said,
“The train was not moving at a high speed. People tried to call her attention to the incoming train but she didn’t yield to the call as she continued pressing her mobile phone. 
“I was looking at her from where I stood and saw her with an earpiece plugged into her ears which made her unable to hear the sound of the oncoming train. 
“Many passers-by tried to pull her out of the rail line but she ran towards the moving train which crushed parts of her body.”
She was later rushed to the hospital for medical attention but she later died.

Confirming her death, the Lagos state coordinator of NYSC, Prince Mohammed Momoh, who had earlier announced that the corps member survived the accident, said that she died around 7 pm.

He said she died while receiving treatment at the intensive care unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.

He said:

“We lost the corps member just now. I heard the neurosurgeon and the orthopaedic doctors said they would conduct further investigations on her. But regrettably, we lost her.”

Momoh commiserated with the family of the deceased corps member.

Please,  this goes to all youngsters out there.  If you want to use earpiece,  use it in the comfort of your homes or in your offices. You should not play music with your earpiece while walking on the streets. This is because,  just like you read above,  you may not be conscious of happenings around you,  especially when a car is hooting.

Stay safe.


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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

[Video]: World Cup Trophy Arrives Nigeria. Some Scared It Might Be Swallowed By The Snake!!

The Original FIFA World Cup trophy has finally arrived Nigeria.

Super Eagles of Nigeria and 31 other teams will be competing for at the 21st FIFA World Cup finals in Russia next summer.

NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said last Wednesday that FIFA has confirmed Nigeria is among the countries where the iconic trophy would be visiting before next year’s major showpiece.

He said, “We have confirmation now. The World Cup trophy will be in Nigeria on 3rd March 2018.

Nigeria became the first African country to qualify for the 32 –team finals after beating Zambia 1-0 in Uyo on 7th October.

The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour is usually a chance to see the Original FIFA World Cup Trophy, and this time, fans from all over the world will have the opportunity of seeing the trophy and having their photo taken with the famous diadem from 9th September, 2017 to 7th June 2018.

The trophy, however arrived Nigeria on Wednesday morning.

See Video…

See reactions below:


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Senate Rejects Bill Making Trousers Optional for Female NYSC Members

The Senate on Wednesday opposed an amendment to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Act seeking to make putting on trousers optional, instead of compulsory, for female corps members.

The bill, sponsored by Senator Emmanuel Bwacha (Taraba PDP) ,seeks to allow female corps members to be able to put on skirts as part of their uniform.

The bill failed to pass through second reading.

Bwacha argued that some of the uniforms and exercise regime violate the religious practices and beliefs of corps members, and violate the right of freedom of religion, thought and conscience guaranteed by the constitution.
This, he said, had become a basis for tension and controversy between the NYSC Directorate and corps members and members of the public.

Several lawmakers, however, argued against the bill, warning about the effect on other paramilitary and military agencies.

Senator Sam Egwu urged his colleagues not to vote for the bill.

“If we allow to this pass, for the sake of argument, we would soon tell the army to start wearing gowns,” he said.
Presiding, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, said any issue with the NYSC was a constitutional amendment matter, which cannot be done with a bill.

He cited Section 9(2) of the constitution and said any such amendment has to go to the states.
The bill was defeated when it was put to voice vote.

Briefing journalists after plenary, Bwacha said the bill was misunderstood

“It has nothing to with Christianity or Islam, we discussed extensively with Senator Yerima (Sani) of Zamfara, and Senator Aliero Adamu, and myself who is a Christian, and we agreed that a lady can be allowed to put on a skirt even during drills, if it does not inconvenience her,” he said.

He disclosed his intention to reach out to the directorate to allow corps members who feel it runs contrary to their beliefs.

Bwacha also dispelled the domino effect, saying to join the armed forces is voluntary.

“If you feel the military conflicts your faith, you would not join it, she would either work in a bank or elsewhere. The NYSC is mandatory. Even in the military, they are allowed to wear skirts,” he said.

He claimed that several female corps members had chosen to drop out of compulsory youth service rather than contradict their faith, which affect their chances of employment.

The senator also disagreed that his bill was ill-timed, when considering the issues of insecurity bedevilling Nigeria.

“Everyone knows my position on that: My state (Taraba) is one of the worst hit. Are you saying we should stop discussing other issues, and only discuss insecurity whose solution we have not found? I have not hidden my position, I do not grandstand.

“The alternative is for the NYSC to allow corps members who do not want to wear trousers, to sew skirts, to cover the trousers, not expose their feminine physique. They can wear skirts and still go for drills, it can work.

“You don’t expose the feminine physique, you know the attitude with lust, if I see a lady with trousers and look at her buttocks standing like this (gesticulates), you begin to lust after her, this is true. So people are saying it is not good,” Bwacha argued.

And if this bill had scaled the second reading and actually got Presidential assent, you will be seeing things like this...๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ

Instead of this...๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

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National Assembly passes bill to make NFIU autonomous

The National Assembly on Wednesday passed the bill seeking to make the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit autonomous.

The senate passed the bill after considering a conference committee report presented by chairman of the anti-corruption committee, Chukwuka Utazi.

The conference committee report was passed in the lower legislative chamber on Tuesday and the harmonised version of the bill will be forwarded to the president for assent.

Senate President Bukola Saraki urged the executive to quickly assent to the bill and ensure the independence of the unit.

“I will like to thank the members of this senate for taking here again in the fight against corruption because our suspension from the Egmont Group has a lot of ramifications.

“I hope that by this conference report, they (Egmont) will have a second view and readmit us. I hope that the executive will quickly assent and ensure the independence of the unit,” Saraki said.

In the event of an expulsion, Nigeria would no longer benefit from financial intelligence shared by the 153 member countries, while the country’s ability to recover stolen funds abroad will be hampered.

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US rapper Rick Ross survives heart attack

Rick Ross
Music mogul Rick Ross was on Friday, reportedly rushed to the hospital following a possible heart attack of complications from pneumonia. 

Rick-Ross Ross had supposedly been found unresponsive in his home and was placed on an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine (which is used to aid in heart and lung functions), though his friend Fat Trel denied that Ross was on “life support” and a family member claimed he hadn’t been hospitalized at all.

Now, TMZ is reporting that Ross has been released from the hospital and that he’s “receiving care at his residence.”

Despite the denials about the severity of whatever was going on, TMZ maintains that Ross was having “respiratory issues” that “turned out to be heart-related.” As noted by Entertainment Weekly, Ross has a history of seizures and had recently begun dieting and exercising more often in the last few years.

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NSCDC deploys 250 armed personnel to Adamawa schools

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps says it has deployed 250 armed personnel to schools to provide security for students and teachers in the liberated seven local government areas of Adamawa state.

NSCDC Commandant for Adamawa State, Aliyu Musa Ndanusa has also assured parents of the safety of their children saying the corps will tackle any kidnap threat in the state.

He said the Commandant -General of the corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu has directed the state command to step up its operations and safeguard schools in the state.

He added that troops of the corps have been trained in counter terrorism operations, assuring that kidnap attempts will be nipped in the bud henceforth.

The Seven local government areas earmarked as pilot operational areas, include Gombi, Hong, Maiha, Mubi north, Mubi South, Michika and Madagali.

Stakeholders have lauded the deployment of troops to schools, saying parents and teachers can now heave a sigh of relief.

God bless Mr President and all security agencies for their concerted efforts in the fight against terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria.

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Nigeria is an Animal kingdom - Itel mobile mocks Nigeria!

Mobile phones company Itel has joined many Nigerians who have not only trivialised, but made a mockery of the nation's numerous challenges,  to mock and even throw in a promo in respect of the recent animal money eating controversies in the country.

Following the alleged swallowing of about 36 million naira Jamb money by a snake and the subsequently reported carting away of about 70 million naira by a monkey,  Itel has on its twitter handle thrown a promo and promises to 'wow' people who get the answer correctly.

This is after it called NIGERIA an Animal Kingdom and threw in a question to find out who knows more about the Animal kingdom.

This is the question...
It's Friyaaay! 
Let's see how much you know about the Animal Kingdom.  
Answer the question correctly and you might just be wowed by Itel Mobile  
Let's Get started.

>>>Link to the tweet..  CLICK HERE

Now,  this brings me to the question.  Why do we fold our hands and watch foreigners who should respect us and  our institutions, bastardize and make mockery of our situation?
Why would any investor venture into a nation's affairs that should ordinarily not concern them,  except their business interest in the country.

Why are we letting these people go Scott free.

I have visited a number of countries and I have seen how much value they attach to their culture,  ways of life,  and institutions of government. And as a foreigner,  you can only mock or go against their government in your minds,  but never in your actions. But we clap,  celebrate and feast with these expatriates even as they mock,  milk and steal from us.

Itel mobile must be cautioned against this advert if not,  these people will take over the country.

Nigeria is facing enormous challenges,  yeah,  but castigating and making mockery of our situation will not solve the problem.


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How President Buhari is to be addressed in public and private functions - SGF

Muhammadu Buhari, 
President,  Federal Republic of Nigeria 

The federal government has released a new directive on how President Muhammadu Buhari should be addressed at formal functions.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, gave the directive in a circular sent to ministries, departments and agencies of the federal government.

“Government has observed with concern the inconsistent manner in which the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria is addressed during Official and Private functions. It has therefore become necessary to have a standard format for addressing him at such formal occasions,” Mr. Mustapha wrote in the circular dated January 26.

“To this end, Mr. President shall henceforth be addressed as ‘‘MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.’’ except in purely Armed Forces Programmes, where “COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES OF FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA” will be added.

“All concerned persons should accordingly be guided and ensure strict compliance with the contents of this Circular.”

This new directive indicates the president, though a retired major general, is not to be addressed by that military rank at formal functions.

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

How Much Is Too Much When It Comes to Self-Disclosure?

You’re reading the latest Facebook posts of people you knew years ago whose online exploits you still follow. They show pictures of themselves with their children, in their new houses, and on vacation.

Birthdays and holidays appear on their feed highlighting their many new, lavish, gifts. Something about the amount of information they’re divulging just seems “off” to you. Are they providing clues about their whereabouts and possessions, not to mention family, that people with ulterior motives may decide to exploit?

How about public conversations among friends or coworkers sharing a train or bus ride on mass transit? You’ve undoubtedly heard discussions loud enough for all to bear witness to about such topics as arguments with spouses, the difficulties they have with their boss, what’s going on in their child’s classroom, or trips they’re planning to take in the near future.

In the extreme, perhaps they use the time they have during a long commute to put on a show to anyone in the vicinity to complete personal grooming, such as putting on a complete face of makeup. Does it puzzle you that these people have no filter?

Hanbyul Choi and colleagues (2018), of the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (Korea), propose that after years and years of hearing about threats to people’s security of public self-disclosures, it’s easy to experience what they call “privacy fatigue.” Relating more to Internet use than those public displays of personal information in real-life settings, Choi et al define this phenomenon as “a sense of weariness toward privacy issues, in which individuals believe that there is no effective means of managing their personal information on the Internet” (p. 42).

Although people vary in their degree of privacy fatigue, the Korean authors believe that we’re all getting a little sick and tired of having to draw a boundary around personal information for the sake of protection from online or real-life threats by others wishing to do harm.

Privacy fatigue, Choi et al. argue, is just like any other form of fatigue in which you become weary of trying to meet too many demands on you, leading to perpetual exhaustion. In the extreme, you experience burnout and become frustrated, hopeless, and disillusioned (otherwise known as cynical).

More importantly, you begin to feel that you lack the self-efficacy to do what you need to do to accomplish your goals. In the case of privacy fatigue, then, you feel that you just can’t keep up with the need to maintain your vigilance about sharing personal information.

You leak things out on Facebook, share your exercise tracking, dietary intake, and weight data with an online fitness app, and tell anyone in your vicinity about how you really feel about the various people in your life. Given the "6 degrees of separation" phenomenon, this latter leakage can create real problems for you because you never know who knows those friends and family of yours.

Security, consent, and breach fatigue are three forms of Internet privacy fatigue that the Korean team identified, and are what lead you to hit “accept” and “purchase” in your online megastore without giving the matter any thought. Every time you do a search on Google, your data are being collected, but you can’t imagine never searching on Google, can you?

In studying the relationship between privacy fatigue and online behavior, Choi and colleagues developed a 9-item scale divided into two components, with the items shown below:

Emotional exhaustion:

I feel emotionally drained from dealing with privacy issues in an online environment.

I am tired of online privacy issues.

It is tiresome for me to care about online privacy.


I have become less interested in online privacy issues.

I have become less enthusiastic in protecting personal information provided to online vendors.

I doubt the significance of online privacy issues more often.

Two other scales measured the intention to disclose personal information on the Internet and disengagement, or the tendency to give up trying to control one’s privacy.

The findings among a sample of 324 respondents ages 40 to 59 (average age of about 41 years) revealed that, as the authors predicted, people who are actually concerned about privacy (but are not fatigued) indeed avoid disclosing personal information online and haven't become disengaged from mounting the effort. Those who experienced privacy fatigue, however, have given up their willingness to control their privacy and are disengaged from the whole process.

Choi et al. believe their findings help to explain the “privacy paradox,” that individuals continue to reveal personal details despite concerns about online privacy. It’s not really the people high in concern alone who will share their every move in an online environment, but the people whose concern has turned to burnout and no longer feel they can handle the emotional demands of maintaining vigilance.

This study’s findings may remind you of people who are “off the grid” (or think they are) who refuse to use social media, won’t snip online coupons or offers, and won’t ever hop onto public Wifi. They’ve somehow managed to avoid privacy fatigue, maybe because they feel they can control their Internet fates.

Let’s return, then, to the question of what to do if you’ve become a victim of privacy fatigue. You can diagnose this by using the above scales of exhaustion and cynicism to see if you’ve agreed heartily with those items. Mindlessly, you click away at every online lure because it’s easier than fighting off the urge to do otherwise.

You download free software, for example, which also offers you a “free” virus protection package or the ability to download videos off of YouTube. When it appears that you’ve attracted an unwanted add-on to your search engine, it just seems like too much effort to uninstall it, particularly if a shut-down is required. Rather than giving in to these impulses, practice privacy self-efficacy.

Recognize that, although it takes some effort, it’s worth keeping you and your family safe from predators. Because no one is ever truly off the grid, you can’t let your feelings that “it doesn’t matter” keep you from opening the doors and inviting into your life someone who wants to harm you.

Now let’s talk about that public place privacy fatigue. You used to refrain from sharing personal details unless you were behind closed doors, but now you figure everyone else does it, so what’s the risk? Perhaps you’ve overheard someone give out their email address and phone number (or worse, credit card number) while on the phone with a retailer. Well, other people do it, so why not you?

The old-fashioned, but perhaps wiser, strategies adopted in the pre-Internet age would seem worth heeding if you’ve become a victim of privacy fatigue. You may feel like a small cog in a very big wheel of the online world, but each piece of data you share really does matter and could turn out to hurt you or those close to you in the end.

To sum up, there are many ways that sharing with others, both online and in person, can help add to your happiness and fulfillment. Just tell yourself that it is possible and important to maintain at least some boundaries, and you’ll be better able to take advantage of the joys of sharing with an appropriate, and safe, filter.


Choi, H., Park, J., & Jung, Y. (2018). The role of privacy fatigue in online privacy behavior. Computers in Human Behavior, 8142-51. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2017.12.001

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“I Never Believed I Would Marry An Illiterate” – Abuja Based Lady Reveals. Photo

An Abuja based woman has revealed how she felt about marrying an illiterate five years ago before meeting her lovely heartthrob. According to her, she fell in love with the man who had no form of degree, income or career prospects but now they are happily married and blessed with two beautiful children.

Read the post shared by Humans of Abuja on behalf of the lady. Credit to NationalHelm

If someone had told me 5 years ago that I was going to end up marrying an illiterate, I would have presumed they were mad. But that’s what happened. I was 23 years old, happily single, with a successful career as a banker when I fell in love with a man that didn’t have any form of degree, a Man with no income or career prospects.

September that year, I was transferred to Abuja and one Sunday evening, I was sitting in a restaurant waiting for a friend, when a man sat down next to me. “Do you have the time?” he asked, he looked Smart, his clothes were nice, his hair and beard well cut and we started chatting and to my surprise he made me laugh several times with his bad English. I couldn’t help but notice that despite his bad English, he was handsome and tall. After a few minutes my friend arrive and he stood up and before I could say anything further he pointed to my table and said, “tomorrow 7pm, same table” then he walked away.

My friend and I stared at each other, unable to believe what had happened. Had a man who appeared to be an illiterate order me to come back the next day? How could he be so confident? I found myself thinking about him through out that day, there was something about him that was so intriguing that I wanted to meet him again.

Finally, the next day arrived and I was so excited, I could barely think straight at work, it was 7pm and I left to wait for him at the restaurant, I waited and waited, after 20 minutes I was about to give up when he turned up. ” I didn’t think you would come, I came to check just in case” he said with a smile. I smiled back and my anger melted away.

During our time together, I realised that he was simply the funniest, happiest and most optimistic person I had ever met. He had a lust for life that was both mesmerising and contagious. I had never met anyone like him before. I encouraged him to go back to school but he refused.

I helped him with his English and helped correct him whenever he spoke an incorrect one. He’s currently very good in both spoken and written English and doing very well business wise. We got married 3 years ago and God has blessed us with 2 beautiful kids so far.

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UCL: Moses Shines As Messi Breaks Chelsea Goal Jinx; Bayern Destroy Besiktas

Chelsea were forced to a 1-1 draw against rivals Barcelona in the first-leg round 16 of this season’s UEFA Champions League at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.Super Eagles forward Victor Moses was in action for Chelsea and was kept busy as the English champions put up a defensive shift.

Willian gave Chelsea the lead before Lionel Messi drew Barcelona level from a mistake, scoring his first-ever goal against the London club in his ninth goal against them.Chelsea had the game’s first attempt in the fifth minute through Eden Hazard whose left-foot strike went just wide off target.

Paulinho had Barcelona’s first big chance on 16 minutes but could not direct his header from Lionel Messi’s cross towards goal.

Barcelona, who had over 70 per cent of the possession, continued to push forward and went close on 27 minute but Paulinho’s cross did not pick any teammate as Thibaut Courtois easily saved.

Chelsea won a free-kick in a good area on 31 minutes but Marcos Alonso’s well struck effort went over the wall which Marc-Andre Ter Stegen saved.

Willian should have opened the scoring on 33 minutes following a superb curler only to see his effort hit the post.

In the 41st minute Willian hit another effort but unfortunately the ball came off the post again.

Two minutes later Hazard hit a superb volley on the edge of Barcelona’s box from a poorly cleared cross which went just over the bar.

Luis Suarez had his first chance in the game on 54 minutes but his low left-foot strike from a tight angle after neatly beating Caesar Azpilicuerta was palmed away by Courtois.

Chelsea took the lead in the 62nd minute as Willian curled in a right low strike from the edge after being teed up by Hazard.

Barcelona equalised in the minute 75th minute thanks to Messi who slotted past Courtois from Andres Iniesta’s clever cut-back following careless defensive play by the Chelsea backline.

With five minutes left, Moses tried a long range effort but saw his effort go wide off the target.

The return leg comes up on March 13 at the Nou Camp.

In the other tie at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night, hosts Bayern Munich thrashed 10-man Besiktas 5-0.

Sixteen minutes into the game, Besiktas were reduced to 10 men after Domagoj Vida was shown a straight red card.

A brace each from Thomas Mueller (43rd, 66th minutes), Robert Lewandowski (79th, 88th minutes) and a goal from Kingsley Coman (53rd minute) gave Bayern a massive first-leg advantage.


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WAFU Women’s Cup: Super Falcons To Face Ghana In Semi-Finals, Mali Battle CIV

The Super Falcons of Nigeria will play Ghana in the semi-finals of the WAFU Women’s Cup of Nations in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, according to reports.

The Super Falcons began their campaign with a 1-0 win over Mali, before thrashing Senegal 3-0 and defeating Togo 3-1 to comfortably win their group and qualify for the last four.

Ghana started with a 1-0 defeat to Cote d’Ivoire but finished second in the Group B with 4-1 thrashing of Burkina Faso on Sunday.

According to the tournament website, Nigeria and Ghana will battle for a spot in the final at the Treichville Sport Park on Thursday from 8pm Nigerian time

The hosts will take on Mali at the same venue and day in the other semi-final

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Dana Air plane skids off runway in Port Harcourt !

Dana Air plane last night skidded off the runway while landing at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa in Rivers State.

Passengers were evacuated by Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) emergency officials. There was no casualty.

The FAAN attributed the incident to a downpour accompanied by a strong wind and storm.

Flight number 9J0363 took off from Abuja.

A statement by FAAN General Manager (Corporate Affairs) Mrs Henrietta Yakubu said : “A Dana aircraft numbered 9J0363 flying from Abuja to Port Harcourt airport has overshot the Port Harcourt runway.

“The incident was suspected to have been caused by a heavy rain, which was accompanied by strong wind and storm in Port Harcourt.

“No casualty was recorded, as all passengers on board were safely evacuated.”

Dana Air, in a statement, attributed bad weather occasioned by torrential rain.

Corporate Communications Manager Kingsley Ezenwa Okwudili said:” On Tuesday , 20 February 2018, one our aircraft (9j0363) operating the Abuja- Ph flight skidded off the runway at the Port Harcourt International Airport, as a result of the bad weather situation and torrential rain at the time of landing.

“No casualty was recorded and all passengers and crew disembarked safely.

“We commend the Pilot-in -command who was able to control the aircraft to a complete stop, before passengers and crew disembarked. We also wish to applaud the Captain for exhibiting the highest safety standards and handling the situation professionally. ”

There were 49 passengers on board.

Dana Airlines Limited operating as Dana Air is a fully private sector-owned carrier. The airline commenced flight operations on November 10, 2008.

From its hub at the Murtala Mohammed Airport Terminal 2 (MMA2), Dana Air operates on the Lagos – Abuja; Lagos – Port Harcourt, Lagos – Uyo as well as the Port Harcourt – Abuja and Uyo – Abuja routes using its fleet of Boeing McDonnell 83 and Boeing B737-500 aircraft.

It runs a daily Lagos-Accra international route

Dana also undertakes scheduled flight operations in addition to offering executive charter services, using a brand new Bombardier Learjet 45XR.

On June 3, 2012, Dana Air Flight 992 travelling from Port Harcourt to Lagos, operating on McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft, crashed into a furniture works and printing press building in the Iju-Ishaga neighbourhood of Lagos.

All 153 people on board and 10 more on the ground died.

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Masterminds of Benue Killings

The Nigeria police have arrested principal suspects in the unpredictable mayhem allegedly perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen barely two months after they invaded Guma and Logo council areas of Benue State, killing 73 people mostly women and children in the process.

Corpses of victims of herdsmen killings in arrive IBB Square, Makurdi for funeral rites The four principal suspects, according to Vanguard source, were arrested in Tunga town of Nasarawa State between 16 and 19 February 2018 by Intelligence Response Team of the Force.

The suspects, according to the police, were nabbed in connection with the Killing of Sgt Solomon Dung and other police officers besides many innocent citizens in Benue State. The feat was sequel to the directives of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris on the arrest of all persons involved in the killings in Benue State and those in possession of AK47 rifles and other prohibited arms.

The team is being led by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operations,Habila Joshak. The suspects’ names were given as Alhaji Laggi, 40years, mastermind and gang leader of the herdsmen group; Mallam Mumini Abdullahi, 34 years; Muhammed Adamu, 30 years and Ibrahim Sule, 32 years old.
“The suspects have confessed to the killings and mentioned gang members in possession of the police rifles they took from the slain police officers and others in possession of arms. ”
Serious follow up is in progress in Benue,Taraba and Nasarawa states.
“DIG Operations Who is heading the Operation have addressed the press on behalf of the IGP today In Makurdi Benue State,” the source said.
More strength to the Nigeria [Police Force even as we pray that God will help them to permanently bring to an end this massacre in Benue and in other parts of the country allegedly spearheaded by Fulani Herdsmen.

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Computer Age:How Living Has Become Much Easier

Miss Chinyere Pauline in the Computer Lab.

In this contemporary age, computer is being used in virtually all walks of life. we find computerized devices everywhere around us, ranging from our homes to our work places, and in everything and places we go.

All of our gadgets and appliances at home are computerized or simply put...digitalized. Our washing machines, liquid dispensers, electric cookers, microwaves, ovens, Television sets, decoders to mention but few...are all computerized electronic devices.

Interesting, right?

The stress and inconveniences of queueing up in the bank for your bank transactions is solved with the use of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) , mobile money and online banking system.

Computer at work!


Oneline businesses, home delivery services and other business transactions are possible with the use of computers. This saves you the stress of going to the markets, malls, boutiques because, just with a click on the Computer in the comfort of your home, gives you whatever you want....

 Isn't that awesome?

You can even pay for what you bought through the POS!

Business men take stock of their products and also record sales using the computer! Very easy and saves time too!

Oh! Post Offices are becoming obsolete...Sending and receiving messages are done using electronic mails through internet, voice and video calls, social networking sites such as FacebookTwitterWhatsapp,  Blackberry Messenger and so on!

That reminds me, do you know that the phone you have in your hand is a micro computer or rather handheld computer?
yes it is.

In fact, In all aspects of life computer is utilized.

 In the hospital no more manual card system, diagnosis are easy with computers!

In schools, Computer Assisted instruction methods are used making teaching and learning easy and interesting.

Even in farming system, farmers utilizes computers for inventories, record keeping, stock taking and so on!

Indeed computer makes our work easier and faster!

We are really in a computer /digital age!

Easy and stress free life is possible today with our computers and computerized devices! 

We say are very big thank you to our ancestors in computing who made computers available to us.... 
Charle Babbage
Blaise Pascal
Joseph Jacquard
Herman Hollerith and others.
You really did great jobs.


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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Wasangare: Begging the gods for clean drinking water (Video)


The Water people of Wasangare drink and use for their domestic chores
 Wasangare is a village in Saki West Local Government Area (LGA) in Oyo State, hosting extended Travel and Alien Control (TAC) points of different Security Agencies such as The Nigeria Army (NA), Nigeria Immigration Service(NIS), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), The Nigeria Police Force(NPF) and it's Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other security agencies.

2. Aside the bad and life-threatening road that run through the village from Shaki town to Chikanda, another Border Control Point in Kwara State, and the absence of electricity, the unavailability of clean and hygienic drinking water is a huge threat to the health of the villagers.

3. A visit to the 'dam' revealed a pond of muddy, dirty and germs infested pool of water from where the villagers fetch water for carrying out their domestic chores such as washing of plates, clothes and others. It was also gathered from a reliable source that some villagers add allom to the water so as to drink it.

4. Further enquiries reveal that aside the dam in Wasangare, there is a village, Alabafe, 8 to 10 kilometers away, where the villagers transport themselves to buy water for drinking and/or cooking.

5. Also, in confidence, a source made it known to us that due to the high cost of hiring a motorcyclist to Alabafe to buy water, some villagers resort to drinking the dirty water from the 'dam' after adding allom.


6. It is on record how Nigerians suffered and many lost their lives due to massive outbreak of various air borne and water borne diseases in the past, including measles, Ebola, and most recently, Lassa fever. One significant thing about these outbreaks is that the Government spend huge sums of money battling to solve the problem, where as they don't adopt the cheaper approach which is taking proactive steps towards preventing them.

7. Flowing from the above, I strongly suggest that the Government or the Agencies responsible, should consider as a matter of top priority, building a borehole for the people. The availability of clean and hygienic drinking and cooking water will go a long way to preventing outbreak of water borne diseases and safeguard the health of the people.


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Tuesday, 6 February 2018

BREAKING: Thugs attack APC chieftain in Ebonyi, two others during meeting

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi, Dr. Paul Okorie, was on Monday reportedly attacked by suspected political thugs at Ugwulangwu area of Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi.

The thugs were alleged to have attacked Mr. Nnachi Okoro, Ohaozara APC Chairman and John Ogbonnaya, another member of the party.

Okorie told newsmen in Abakaliki on Tuesday that the attackers invaded the venue where stakeholders were holding a meeting preparatory for the visit of the APC State Working Committee (SWC), slated for Friday, Feb 9.

Okorie, a former Commissioner for Works and Environment in Ebonyi and other victims were currently receiving treatment at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (FETHA).

Okorie described the unprovoked attack as callous, wicked and barbaric.

Narrating the incident to journalists, he said: “We scheduled a meeting of a section of Ohaozara Local Government Area of APC for the three wards in Ugwulangwu, preparatory for the visit of the SWC of our party for the Continuous Voter Registration sensitisation.

“The meeting commenced peacefully at about 5p.m. yesterday (Monday, Feb 5), the meeting was going on smoothly when midway, some hoodlums, came in and disrupted the meeting.

“So, at a point they went back; we thought they had gone and continued with our meeting when suddenly they came in with over 30 boys in three branded buses, all heavily armed with different types of dangerous weapons.

“They shot sporadically and we were thoroughly clubbed and beating as you can see the cuts and bruises all over our body.

“They escaped in their vehicles, and also took our mobile phones, money and other valuables.”

The APC chieftain urged the electorate to be on guard and assured that no threat or intimidation would make the party to back down on its resolve to wrestle power from the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He urged the Police, Army and other security agencies to provide adequate security for every citizen of the state.

He called for the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of the dastardly act.

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Lovett Odah, when contacted, said no formal report on the alleged incident had been received by the Command Headquarters.

She said the Police would react appropriately only when the matter has been officially reported and preliminary investigations made.

She, however, said she would liaise with appropriate authorities to ensure the Divisional Police Officer for Ohaozara Local Government Area, visits the scene of the crime.

“The Police are yet to receive any report on the alleged attack either at the Command or in the Division.

“However, we shall detail the DPO in Ohaozara after due consultations to visit the scene of the crime to commence investigation,” Odah said.

She restated resolve of the Police to effectively provide protection and adequate security to every citizen of the state.

She urged the public to always report promptly to the police any breach of law and order in their areas or threats to their lives.

Meanwhile, the state Chairman of APC, Mr. Eze Nwachukwu, has condemned the attack and vowed that the party would explore every legal avenue to bring the perpetrators to justice.

He further reassured the party’s commitment to peaceful and violence free elections in 2019, and urged politicians not to make the election a do-or-die affair.

He said the party has lodged a formal report at the Police Command in Abakaliki.

“We got the news of the barbaric and brutal attack on our party members while in a peaceful meeting at Ugwulangwu yesterday, and we have taken the necessary action including lodging a formal report at state Police Command. .

“The attack is condemnable and we promise the perpetrators that APC will explore every available legal means to bring them to justice.

“We are law abiding and wish to reassure the electorate and Ebonyi residents that APC is committed to peaceful and violence free elections in Ebonyi in 2019.

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