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Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) today took to the streets of Abuja to protest against the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige as they earlier promised. Recall they had promised to stage a protest after the claim the Minister sent thugs to attack them when they matched to his house. 'God father of thugs' was boldly written on a placard as they moved around Abuja. NLC OOOOOOOOO lol.







Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan has escaped death by the whiskers as his vehicle was involved in a serious accident.

Bamigbetan’s jeep rammed into an armoured carrier as his driver dozed off while on top speed on their way from farm.

The impact of the crash flung Bamigbetan at the windscreen, but God saved him from death.

According to Bamigbetan on his Facebook wall, “His mercy endures forever. The driver drove into an armoured carrier on our way from the farm. I was taking a nap in the rear seat. The impact flung me at the windscreen. He dozed off on speed. But our Creator was in charge. He saved us from the calamity. To God be the glory.”






Armed attackers killed a priest and five worshippers during mass on Sunday in an attack on a Catholic church in northern Burkina Faso.

The attackers - numbering between 20 and 30 - managed to trap some of the people inside then set fire to the church in the town of Dablo, about 200km from the capital Ouagadougou.

Several shops were also torched before they headed to the local health centre, which they looted and then torched the chief nurse's vehicle.

"Towards 9am, during mass, armed individuals burst into the Catholic church," said Ousmane Zongo, the mayor of Dablo. "They started firing as the congregation tried to flee."

"They killed five of them. The priest, who was celebrating mass, was also killed, bringing the number of dead to six."

Urbain Kabore, a government spokesman for the West African country's Sahel region, said the attackers also destroyed all places serving alcohol.

"People are holed up in their homes, nothing is going on. The shops and stores are closed. It's practically a ghost town," he said.



Tiger Woods has officially added another award to his mantel.

On Monday, President Donald Trump awarded the legendary golfer, who recently secured his fifth Masters Tournament win, with Presidential Medal of FrThe medal — which is the nation’s highest civilian honor — is given to people who show “an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors,” according to the White House.

In his speech, Trump, 72, commended Woods, 43, for his talents on and off the green — something he could personally attest to.

The pair have been friends for quite some time (long before Trump took the Oath of Office) meeting first as business partners before continuing their friendship and going golfing together.

Speaking to Woods’ athleticism, the president referred to him as “one of the greatest athletes in the history of sports,” “a global symbol of American excellence,” and a “true legend.”

He then touched upon Woods’ previous injuries and surgeries, noting how the golfer had “inspired millions of young” from his “relentless will to win” and remarkable career, including his dramatic — and victorious — comeback at the Masters in mid-April.

Trump also praised Woods for being “a great person [and] great guy,” who has spent a considerable amount of time off the green as a “devoted philanthropist” giving back.

After presenting the honor to Woods, the golfer got emotional as he thanked his family and friends for their support through “the good and the bad, the highs and the lows” — seemingly a nod to the sex scandal that rocked his personal life and career in 2009.






This is coming barely a week after the National Human Rights Commission raised the alarm that no fewer than 523 children were languishing in various (adult) prisons in the state. 

 


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The Anambra State Government has procured a piece of land in Umunze, Orumba South Local Government Area of the state for the construction of children’s prison.

 

The institution, it was gathered, would serve as a correctional home for persons in conflict with the law.

 

This is coming barely a week after the National Human Rights Commission raised the alarm that no fewer than 523 children were languishing in various (adult) prisons in the state.

 

Speaking during an inspection tour and handover of the property to the state government by the Umunze community, the Commissioner for Children and Women’s Affairs, Ndidi Mezue, expressed gratitude to the community for providing the land.

 

She also thanked Josephine Onah of the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption of the European Union for initiating the process of securing the site.

 

Assuring government’s partnership with RoLAC in developing the project, Mezue assured that her ministry would soon clear the site to begin perimeter fencing of the facility.

 

She said she would involve other ministries that would have roles to play in the development of the physical structure at the centre as well as set up a committee that would plan the development of the facility and forward reports to Governor Willie Obiano for implementation.

 

According to Mezue, the correctional facility would provide a proper place for rehabilitating minors who were often picked up on the streets or found guilty of a crime by courts in the state.

 

“Before now, we have been having issues with where to keep young ones, who had been found guilty of crimes or picked on the streets.

“We used to put them in our orphanage at Awka, but it is not enough. So, we really appreciate the people of Umunze for donating this place and we will make the best of it,” Mezue said.

 

The State Programme Coordinator of RoLAC, Josephine Onah, said the initiative was part of the European Union’s programmes for rights of children, women and the disabled.

 

She said it was during an interactive session with Presidents-General of the communities in Anambra State that she sensitised them on the need to provide land for building a correctional centre to take care of cases of those in conflict with the law (children offenders below 18 years of age).

 

Onah added, “We brought our consultant who, after studying the land, came up with a recommendation that the place was suitable for the centre.”

 

RoLAC Consultant, Dr Ifediora Orakwe, on his part, said the centre would be a school and skill acquisition centre for minors, who might have committed crime as a result of peer group influence and could be easily rehabilitated to become functional members of the society.

 

Speaking, the President General of the community, John Akanyeonu, said the community resolved to donate the piece of land as part of its contribution towards the development strides of the Willie Obiano administration.




A funeral service has been held for the three children of the Asos billionaire who were killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka.

Fashion tycoon Anders Holch Povlsen was seen comforting his wife Anne and daughter Astrid as the flower-covered coffins of his three children Alfred, Alma and Agnes emerged from their hearses at Aarhus Cathedral in Denmark.

Astrid was seen walking with her parents towards one of the three hearses to cut a bouquet of balloons from a coffin.

Yesterday's service was attended by members of the Danish Royal Family and the country's Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen. Crown Princess Mary could be seen holding her daughter Princess Isabella as she was flanked by her son Prince Vincent and daughter Princess Josephine.

At a memorial service last week Mr Povlsen described the family's loss as 'utterly incomprehensible' but thanked family, friends and neighbours in the Danish town of Brande for their love and support and promised to come through the tragedy 'together'. 

He was staying with his family at the Shangri-La Hotel in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo when it was hit by suicide bombers Zahran Hashim, suspected plot mastermind, and Ilham Ibrahim, the son of a millionaire spice merchant.

His son Alfred and two daughters Alma and Agnes were killed in the blast, while his third daughter Astrid survived. It is thought he was injured in the attacks himself, though it is not clear how seriously he was hurt.













Slain lawmaker, Temitope Olatoye Sugar’s burial plans are all over Ibadan (billboards). The Ibadan politician and lawmaker, who was shot on the head on March 9th died shortly of bullet wounds at the emergency center of UCH.

The people of Akinyele/Lagelu and his family have rolled out a one week burial plan for him which started on Monday. He will be finally laid to rest on Friday. More bill board photos below…





Drug Trafficking: FG Secures Release Of Zainab Aliyu



The Federal Government has secured the release of Zainab Aliyu who was arrested in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday.

He said the government has been able to establish the innocence of Zainab and the second Nigerian involved in the case, Ibrahim Abubakar will be released tomorrow to the Nigerian Mission in Saudi Arabia.

There had been several calls for her release with President Muhammadu Buhari directing the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, to swiftly intervene and secure her immediate release.

Following the President’s directive, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora Affairs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, assured Nigerians that they were making good progress and she will be back, along with 2 others in the same situation.

Zainab who is a student of Maitama Sule University, Kano, was arrested after a banned drug, tramadol, was found in her bag.

She claimed it was planted in her luggage by unknown persons.

The student had reportedly travelled from Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in company with her mother, Mrs. Maryam Aliyu, and sister, Hajara Aliyu, but was arrested over allegations that a bag bearing her name tag contained the unlawful substance.

Remember when young Jacob tried to frame a former FBI director for fabricated crimes? Now this:


A pair of right-wing provocateurs are being accused of attempting to recruit young Republican men to level false allegations of sexual assault against Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.

The details of the operatives’ attempt emerged as one man suddenly surfaced with a vague and uncorroborated allegation that Buttigieg had assaulted him. The claim was retracted hours later on a Facebook page appearing to belong to the man.

A Republican source told The Daily Beast that lobbyist Jack Burkman and internet troll Jacob Wohl approached him last week to try to convince him to falsely accuse Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, of engaging him sexually while he was too drunk to consent.

The source who spoke to The Daily Beast said Burkman and Wohl made clear that their goal was to kneecap Buttigieg’s momentum in the 2020 presidential race. The man asked to remain anonymous out of a concern that the resulting publicity might imperil his employment, and because he said Wohl and Burkman have a reputation for vindictiveness.


I guess I’m incurably naive, but I would have thought that somebody who does this kind of stuff repeatedly would suffer some legal consequences at a minimum, or perhaps in the alternative have a real bad accident of some sort.


On the other hand it’s not like he wears a hoodie while walking down the street while black.


Sri Lanka Bans Face Coverings After Easter Bombings



Sri Lanka has banned all kinds of clothing that cover the face and prevent identification, such as niqabs and burqas, officials said on Sunday, a week after the Easter bombings that left over 250 people dead.

The ban does not directly refer to Muslim female garb, burqa and niqab, but was seen as a clear reference to the type of dress.

A statement from the office of the president said the ban was being introduced from Monday under new regulations brought under a state of emergency in response to the Easter bombings in the capital, Colombo.



A male fashion model has died after collapsing on the runway at Brazil’s Sao Paulo Fashion Week.
Twenty-six year-old Tales Soares, known artistically as Tales Cotta, was walking the runway Saturday when he suddenly stumbled and fell as he was about to exit,CNN reports.

His catwalk fall was captured on a video from the event.



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Soares received help after falling and was taken to a hospital where he later died, fashion week organizers said in a statement posted to Twitter.
“We are sorry for this loss and give our sincere apologies to Tales’ family.”

EFCC Files Fresh Charges Against Bauchi Governor-Elect, Mohammed




The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed fresh charges against the Bauchi Governor-elect, Bala Mohammed. Mohammed was charged on six counts bordering on failure to declare his assets and false information.

According to information, the governor-elect would be arraigned in court 26 at the federal capital territory (FCT) High Court, Maitama in Abuja, on Monday.

“He will be arraigned on six counts bordering on false declaration of assets and giving false information to the EFCC,” a source in EFCC was quoted to have said.

“There are some properties he bought which he did not disclose to the EFCC but were discovered. The details will be unveiled when the charges will be read to him.





President Trump continued to rail at special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, declaring “I DID NOTHING WRONG” and threatening to take the case to the Supreme Court if Democrats try to impeach him.

”The Mueller Report, despite being written by Angry Democrats and Trump Haters, and with unlimited money behind it ($35,000,000), didn’t lay a glove on me. I DID NOTHING WRONG,” he said in a pair of tweets on Wednesday.

“If the partisan Dems ever tried to Impeach, I would first head to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

”Not only are there no ’High Crimes and Misdemeanors,’ there are no Crimes by me at all,” he wrote in a second tweet.  “All of the Crimes were committed by Crooked Hillary, the Dems, the DNC and Dirty Cops – and we caught them in the act! We waited for Mueller and WON, so now the Dems look to Congress as last hope!”

Some Democrats have called for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, including presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, and Julian Castro, who was President Barack Obama’s housing secretary.



There was pandemonium today at the main gate of the National Assembly in Abuja as members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) known as Shi’ites invaded the complex.

The protesters who carried different placards sang anto-government songs as they once again demand the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

It’s the 68th birthday anniversary of their spiritual leader who has been in detention since 2015. In the video, they were heard singing, Buhari human killer, Buhari citizens killer and a lot of unprintable names. Watching the video might scare you tho. My people this is Nigeria! Wow!!



President Muhammadu Buhari today met behind closed doors with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hammad Al-Thani, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The Emir was received by the President at the forecourt of the villa. The President introduced some members of his cabinet and aides to the emir, who also inspected a guard of honour mounted by the Guards Brigade. The Nigerian leader had in February, 2016 visited Qatar, where he held bilateral meeting with the emir.

Reports have it that Nigeria and Qatar signed bilateral agreements, including the agreement on Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes Income and four others.

Buhari and the emir are expected to sign some agreements at the end of the meeting.




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