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Showing posts with label society. Show all posts

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Man Commits Suicide By Hanging Himself After Failing To Win A Girl’s Heart In Katsina

Man Commits Suicide By Hanging Himself After Failing To Win A Girl’s Heart In Katsina

A man has killed himself in a community in Katsina state after reportedly failing to win a girl’s heart. What a life???

Man Commits Suicide By Hanging Himself After Failing To Win A Girl’s Heart In Katsina

The lifeless body of a 35 years old man identified as Badamasi Musa was on Thursday morning found hanging on a Mango tree in Kabomo village of Bakori local government area in Katsina state, Daily Trust reports.

Musa had committed suicide by hanging himself following his inability to win the heart of a lady in the village, sources said.

The deceased, a farmer himself who also engages in other small businesses, got frustrated after he could not secure the hand of his lover whose name is yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.

It was gathered that the deceased was seen with the rope yesterday evening by his mother who confronted him and he told her that he was going out to get some firewood.

“This morning as villages were heading to farms, his body was found hanging by the tree which was cut loose and reported to police,” a source said.

Already, the state police command spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, has confirmed the development, saying details shall be provided in due course.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Nigerian Who Died In UK Detention Centre Was Denied Medical Attention Says Brother

Nigerian Who Died In UK Detention Centre Was Denied Medical Attention Says Brother

Nigerian Who Died In UK Detention Centre Was Denied Medical Attention Says Brother

A Nigerian man, Oscar Okwurime, 34, who died in his cell at the Harmondsworth removal centre in London had told the authorities at the centre that he was feeling unwell but he was not provided with medical attention, says latest report.

According to The Independent UK, Okwurime told his siblings that he was feeling unwell during his first week in the removal centre.

His older brother, 44, who asked to be identified as Alex told The Independent, “I told him straight away: tell the authorities there and they will get you checked.

“That first week, they didn’t do anything. And the second week he said they were still saying nothing. The last time I saw him, he told me he was on a waiting list of about 400.
He said he was feeling pain in his side. He hadn’t had any health issues before.

“It was a pure case of negligence. If someone is in your custody and telling you they’re not feeling well, it’s your duty of care to get them checked.”

Alex said that before his brother’s death he had been detained around three weeks when he entered the country on a visitor’s visa and told the authorities he wished to seek asylum.

“I’m feeling so livid now. Any time I’m alone, I’m in tears. It’s terrible, It’s very painful. I don’t know what to do,” he said.

The cause of his death is unknown but the Home Office said it was investigating it, punch reports

JUST IN: Second Batch Of 319 Nigerians Depart South Africa

JUST IN: Second Batch Of 319 Nigerians Depart South Africa

JUST IN: Second Batch Of 319 Nigerians Depart South Africa

The second batch of Nigerians have departed the O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, for the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

About 319 persons were evacuated by Air Peace at about 2:58p.m.

Ebenfa said, “We wish to inform you that the second batch of about 319 willing Nigerian returnees from South Africa has departed O. R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa, today (Wednesday) at 14h:58 local time.

“The returnees, who were airlifted by Air Peace Airline, are expected to arrive Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, today at about 18h:58 local time.”

The first flight had brought back 187 Nigerians out of the 313 scheduled for the evacuation last Wednesday, following the xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals in South Africa.

The Consul-General, Nigerian High Commission in South Africa, Godwin Adama, had disclosed that the number of registered Nigerians had risen to 1,004, adding that the technical issues faced during the first evacuation were being addressed.

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 Russians Protest Over Crackdown In Growing Solidarity Campaign

Russians Protest Over Crackdown In Growing Solidarity Campaign

 Russians Protest Over Crackdown In Growing Solidarity Campaign

A campaign in support of jailed Russian demonstrators gained momentum Wednesday, with celebrities, priests and teachers calling for their release and more than 200 people protesting outside the presidential administration.
This month, six people received jail terms ranging from two to four years following a wave of anti-government protests in Moscow.

The sentencing of young actor Pavel Ustinov caused particular outrage, sparking a rare solidarity drive among popular actors and other Kremlin-friendly celebrities.
Dozens of stars with millions of followers on social media who usually steer clear of politics took to Instagram, saying Ustinov, who was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for violence against police, was simply an innocent bystander.

On Wednesday, the campaign grew bigger as scores of people including popular actors staged one-man pickets outside the offices of President Vladimir Putin's administration in central Moscow.
It is the only kind of demonstration Russians are permitted to hold without giving prior notice to the authorities.
One by one, the protesters held a placard calling for Ustinov's freedom while others waited their turn in a long line.

- 'Something went wrong' -
Some said all the jailed protesters should walk free, brandishing a placard "I am/We are the entire country."

"There's a feeling that something went wrong," popular actress Alexandra Bortich said at the protest.

Musician Anton Sevidov of synthpop band Tesla Boy suggested Russian society was slowly waking up.

"It's cool that people come out in support of Ustinov," he told AFP.
"Unfortunately, politicians did not learn anything from the history of our country."

Opposition leader Lyubov Sobol also appeared at the protest, sporting a T-shirt in support of one of the jailed activists.

Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin would take the solidarity campaign into account and stressed that the actor's defence planned to appeal the verdict.

"Perhaps we should wait for the results of this appeal," he said.

Ustinov's lawyer, Dmitry Cheshkov, said a court date had yet to be set.
The celebrities have compared Ustinov's case with that of journalist Ivan Golunov, detained in June on trumped-up drug charges.
He was freed after an unprecedented solidarity campaign, which saw three major newspapers publish the same front page with the headline "I am/we are Ivan Golunov".

- ' Perjury is sin' -
Over the summer, tens of thousands of people took part in protests demanding a fair vote after allies of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny were barred from standing for the Moscow parliament in polls earlier this month.

More than a dozen people faced prison time on charges of mass unrest and attacking policemen after the protests.

Seven people were jailed, including a man who was sentenced to five years in prison over a controversial tweet.

This month, investigators dropped the mass unrest charges against five men.

A court on Wednesday returned the case of one protester, Aidar Gubaidulin, to the prosecutors and released him from custody.
In an unprecedented move, more than 70 Orthodox clerics have joined the campaign.

In an open letter published by the news site Pravmir which covers religious and other issues, the priests said the court rulings were apparently aimed at "intimidating" society.
The priests warned riot police and others against perjury, referencing the Bible.

"A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish," they said.

In another open letter, nearly 800 teachers slammed "egregious lawlessness" and called for punishment for those who violated the law and jailed the protesters.
In a new twist, the ruling United Russia party joined the chorus of support, with Andrei Turchak, secretary of its general council, defending Ustinov.
The actors and comedians to have joined the celebrities' campaign include Oleg Menshikov, who starred in French director Regis Wargnier's film East/West.
source: AFP

Friday, September 13, 2019

[Must Read] Bandits Displaced More Persons In Nigeria Than Boko Haram In First Half Of 2019 – Report Reveals

[Must Read] Bandits Displaced More Persons In Nigeria Than Boko Haram In First Half Of 2019 – Report Reveals

Nigeria Farmer-Herder Conflict Now Deadlier Than Boko Haram.

  Farmer-Herdmen Clash Has Displaced More Persons In Nigeria Than Boko Haram In First Half Of 2019
Farmer/herdmen Clash Has Displaced More Persons In Nigeria
Than Boko Haram In First Half Of 2019

In a report released on Thursday, September 12th The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre had it that criminal violence in North-West Nigeria as well as farmer-herder clashes in the Middle Belt region, displaced more persons than Boko Haram insurgency did in the first half of 2019.  

According to the report recieved, 140,000 persons were forced to leave their homes between January and June.
Also Read: Two Medical Experts In Africa Receive Special Award For Fighting Ebola

The report explains that:

“criminal violence in North-West Nigeria and clashes between herders and farmers in the Middle Belt region forced more people to flee than the Boko Haram insurgency.”

Across the globe, 10.8million people were displaced by storms, flood and conflict while 3.8million of that figure was down to conflicts. 
Also Read: 19-Year-Old Girl To Receive 80 Strokes Of Cane For Smoking Marijuana - Kaduna Sharia

It was furthermore understood that climate change-powered natural disasters drove 7million people out of their homes.

“These figures are alarmingly high, particularly as we are only half way through the year.

They show that the causes of conflict and inequality are not being addressed, and that displacement is creating cyclical patterns of crisis and vulnerability,” Alexandra Bilak, IDMC’s director said in a statement.

How can these issue be stopped or minimized?. Your contribution is required!!!
Also Read: Nigerian Emerges 2nd Best In 2019 Commonwealth Essay Competition
Kaduna: 19-Year-Old Girl To Receive 80 Strokes Of Cane For Smoking Marijuana - Sharia

Kaduna: 19-Year-Old Girl To Receive 80 Strokes Of Cane For Smoking Marijuana - Sharia

HEADLINES
- 19-year-old girl caught smoking.
- Kaduna Sharia sentenced convict to 80 strokes of cane.
- Muslim council urged muslims to continue with good manners.


A 19-year-old girl who was identified as Zainab Abdullahi was caught smoking a forbidden substance, Marijuana and  has been sentenced by a Shari’a Court to recieve 80 strokes of cane for performing that act in the public.

 A 19-year-old girl who was identified as Zainab Abdullahi was caught smoking a forbidden substance, Marijuana and  has been sentenced by a Shari’a Court to recieve 80 strokes of cane for performing that act in the public.  The court which is located in Magajin Gari area of kaduna while delivering judgment on Thursday, September 12th, the Judge, Malam Muhammad Shehu-Adamu, sentenced Abdullahi after she pleaded guilty to the offence.  According to Shehu-Adamu held that the 80 strokes of cane is the punishment stipulated for people who engaged in taking intoxicants (Hadd) and cannot be reversed.  He encouraged the Muslim Council of Nigeria to continue with their good work and try to reform the convict in the possible way they can. Earlier, the prosecutor, Ibrahim Shuaibu, told the court that the police arrested Abdullahi on the road smoking marijuana.  Shuaibu told the court that the convict had been convicted was serving a jail term due to her inability to pay a fine of N7,000, until a religious organisation named Muslim Council of Nigeria paid the fine.     A member of the Muslim council, Abdulrahman Sadiq speaking commended the court for inculcating value and promoting peace in the society but at the same time still pleaded that the convict should lesser be punished.  what do you have to say about the act / judgement ?
19-Year-Old Girl To Receive 80 Strokes Of Cane For Smoking Marijuana - Kaduna
The court which is located in Magajin Gari area of kaduna while delivering judgment on Thursday, September 12th, the Judge, Malam Muhammad Shehu-Adamu, sentenced Abdullahi after she pleaded guilty to the offence.
Also see: [PHOTOS] Mother Pleads Guilty To Killing Her Four Children With Rat Poison
According to Shehu-Adamu revealed that the 80 strokes of cane is the punishment stipulated for people who engaged in taking intoxicants (Hadd) and cannot be reversed.


He encouraged the Muslim Council of Nigeria to continue with their good work and try to reform the convict in the possible way they can. Earlier, the prosecutor, Ibrahim Shuaibu, told the court that the police arrested Abdullahi on the road smoking marijuana.
Also Read: 21-Year-Old Ekiti University student convicted for cyber crime
Shuaibu told the court that the convict had been convicted was serving a jail term due to her inability to pay a fine of N7,000, until a religious organisation named Muslim Council of Nigeria paid the fine
[Must Read]: Bandits Displaced More Persons In Nigeria Than Boko Haram In First Half Of 2019 – Report Reveals

A member of the Muslim council, Abdulrahman Sadiq speaking commended the court for inculcating value and promoting peace in the society but at the same time still pleaded that the convict should lesser be punished.

what do you have to say about the act / judgement ?

Thursday, September 12, 2019

VP Osinbanjo: We Need Institution That Will Produce Cutting Edge AI Applications

VP Osinbanjo: We Need Institution That Will Produce Cutting Edge AI Applications

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria needs an institution that will produce cutting edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications for education, business, medicine, security among others.
VP Osinbanjo: We Need Institution That Will Produce Cutting Edge AI Applications
VP Osinbajo, Federal Republic Of Nigeria

Osinbajo expressed this view in his keynote address at the First Board Meeting/Fund Raising dinner in aid of the establishment of the Nigerian University of Technology and Management (NUTM) on Wednesday in Lagos.

He said that once in the life of a nation or community a vision emerged to do something truly extraordinary; something truly game-changing and  capable of decisively impacting the development of a nation.

“I think we are at such a moment here today; we gather to give life to an elite school of Science and Technology.

“Indeed, there must be an institution whose sole objective is to inspire innovation, inventions and research that address the most crucial problems of the nation and the world.

“How do we solve peculiar African health challenges such as Sickle cell Anaemia, fibroids and cancers?

“Clearly we need an institution able to provide the atmosphere to invent agricultural inputs that will guarantee the huge yields per acreage or volumes in dairy and livestock to meet the food security needs of a country headed for the third position in population size in a few short years.

“An institution that will produce cutting edge AI applications for education, business medicine, and security.

“ One that can design the educational innovation required to train millions of children in or out of classrooms all across the country and provide the techniques for delivering opportunities in technology on scale.’’

Osinbajo said that Nigeria must  produce world class economists, managers of commerce in a world increasingly disrupted by technology and innovation.

He said the nation must convert its best young minds to creative thinkers, innovators in science, technology, the economy, commerce and public finance.

According to him, Nigeria already has several tertiary institutions of science and technology and management sciences all over the country but NUTM comes with a difference.

“But what is proposed is an Institution intentionally created as a world class centre for the training of the best Nigerian minds and talents.

“The institution must also engage the best academics and scholars, locally and internationally.

“This is not an institution that we have seen the likes before locally; the comparators are the deliberate creation of thinkers in the public and private sectors like ourselves all around the world.
“The vision is clear but the key of course is funding.

“ As is the case with comparable institutions all over the world, the NUTM must have considerable resources to support high quality research.

“The implications of this are vast; to excite research NUTM ought to be able to attract to residence Nobel laureates and international leaders of thought and innovation; that will cost money,’’ he said.

He said a remarkable thing about the initiative was that the people behind it were all people who had been successful in creating high-quality institutions in other fields whether it be in the private or public sector.

The vice president  pledged Federal Government’s commitment to ensuring that  the initiative succeeded as it was not just a project  but a vital national resource.

On his part, NUTM board member, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, said the aspiration was to build a world-class university in Nigeria that would provide such academic excellence and rigour that would be globally competitive.

The immediate past Minister of Trade and Investment said that the proposed institution would play a central role in repositioning Nigeria and Africa for competitiveness in the 21st century.

“It will provide top-tier education for our children and unlock the many benefits that the ecosystem of a world-class school will produce.
“This university will specialise in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and is positioned to be a landmark centre of excellence that will serve not only Nigeria, but also Africa and beyond,” he said.

In a presentation, NUTM board member, Dr Pramath Sinha, said that the institution would leverage learnings from young institutions in countries like India and would focus on research and innovation.

He said that NUTM would target to be among top 50 young universities in the world.

NAN
Nigerian Emerges 2nd Best In 2019 Commonwealth Essay Competition

Nigerian Emerges 2nd Best In 2019 Commonwealth Essay Competition

Nigerian Emerges 2nd Best In 2019 Commonwealth Essay Competition
A 17-year-old Nigerian student, Nnemdi Ozoemena, has emerged the runner-up in the senior category of the 2019 Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition.

Mr Blackson Bayewumi, Country Director of the Royal Commonwealth Society in Nigeria and Chairman Nigeria Conversation, said this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.

Bayewumi said that the Federal Ministry of Education had on March 11, inaugurated the competition in Abuja on behalf of the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) Nigeria during commemoration of the Commonwealth Day.

According to him, the Royal Commonwealth Society in Nigeria inaugurated the Essay Competition in Lagos on Feb. 20, 2019 and that the competition was held all over the 53 member countries of the Commonwealth.

Ozoemena emerged runner-up courtesy of her literary piece chosen from more than 11,000 entries from across the five regions of the Commonwealth.

“She wrote about “Hello” a tale of two young people struggling with issues in their society and who do not feel truly appreciated for whom they are told through direct messages on Twitter.

“From different countries, backgrounds they find common ground and become friends; the One Final Panel Judge described the piece as ‘shop window of how youth are speaking to each other today’.

“Ozoemena will be invited to attend an Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace where the Duchess of Cornwall will present them with their certificates on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen,” he said.

Bayewumi said that Ozoemena came closely behind a 15-year-old Canadian, Beached Wang, in the senior category.

He added that Veronica Shen, 13, from Singapore emerged winner in the junior category while 12-year-old Ghanaian, Elise Jensen, emerged runner-up.

He, however, said that the senior category was for people between the ages of 14 years and 18 years, while the junior category was for those who were 13 years old and below.

Bayewumi said that notable authors would read extracts from the winning pieces at the ceremony as part of a week of cultural and educational activities in London, UK.

He explained that the 2019 competition titled “Connected Commonwealth” required applications on how the contestants could use cultural, technological, and environmental connections for positive change across the Commonwealth.

Topics for the competition provided room for young people to write on ways that Commonwealth potentials could be used to strengthen the vast and varied links between citizens.

“It is important to conclude that Nigerian young people have the competence, capacities, capabilities, and intelligence to compete globally and excel if given the opportunity and the right environment.

“While few Nigerian youths indulge themselves in crime, there are millions others making the nation proud in academics, sports, science and technology, entertainment, and other dignifying human endeavours,” he said.

He said that a pan-Commonwealth body consisting of more than 100 volunteer judges across 40 different countries assessed the entries for the competition.

Bayewumi also said that the judges commented on the skill and talent shown by any of the young writers, with entries described as ‘massively memorable’ and ‘very powerful’.

The competition is the oldest international schools’ writing competition organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society founded in 1868, as network of individuals and organisations to improve prospects of Commonwealth citizens across the world.

The society seeks to promote Commonwealth societal values through youth empowerment, education and advocacy.

NAN

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Kidnapped Ondo University Lecturer Found Dead

Kidnapped Ondo University Lecturer Found Dead

A source at the university declared on Tuesday that the dead body of the lecturer was found inside a bush - Saharareporters reports

Photo: Kidnapped Ondo University Lecturer Found Dead

A lecturer with the Ondo State University of Science of Technology (OSUSTECH), Okitipupa, who was recently kidnapped has been found dead.
ALSO READ: Ondo University Professor Kidnapped By Unknown Gunmen

The man was actually kidnapped on Igara road in Akoko Edo area of Edo State while traveling to his hometown on Thursday.

The decomposing body of deceased was discovered on Monday, September 9, in a bush where his abductors kept him - NAN reports

"It is sad. They have killed Prof. Okedayo. We learnt about his gruesome killing yesterday (Monday) night. 

"We were called from the police station that they have found his dead body. 

"And they confirmed to us that he must have been murdered by his abductors. This is just a sad moment for all of us at the university," he said on phone.

NAN/LEGIT/SAHARAREPORTERS

Monday, September 9, 2019

[PHOTOS] Mother Pleads Guilty To Killing Her Four Children With Rat Poison

[PHOTOS] Mother Pleads Guilty To Killing Her Four Children With Rat Poison


[PHOTOS] Mother Pleads Guilty To Killing Her Four Children With Rat Poison

A mother whose name is Zinhle Maditla - a South African, Pleaded guilty to a four count charge today (9th of Sept.) for killing her four children with rat poison.

Maditla who confessed to killing her children when arraigned in a Middelburg High Court, said her anger and frustration stemmed from getting to know that the father of two of her children was with another woman.
[PHOTOS] Four Children With Rat Poison in South Africa
Minenhle (8), Blessing (6), Shanique (4) and Ettiene (11 months)
were found murdered in their home in Klarinet. Image: citizen.co.za.

In her plea statement which was read out by her lawyer,  the Mpumalanga resident revealed she also took the rat poison. She went on to ask the court for mercy.
“I admit I have no defence in law for my conduct on that day. I request the court for mercy.
"I went back home, I sat in the taxi emotional and crying I saw a hawker selling rat poison I took R10 and bought poison with the intention to kill myself and my children" she said. 
Read tweets below....





So this case has been adjourned till tommorow 10th of September.

What do you have to say about this act???
Two Medical Experts In Africa Receive Special Award For Fighting Ebola

Two Medical Experts In Africa Receive Special Award For Fighting Ebola

Two Medical Experts In Africa Receive Special Award For Fighting Ebola

Omaswa got the prize because he has been able to address the crisis inherent in the global health workforce and built a health system that is pro-people around the globe.

On the other hand, Muyembe-Tamfum got the award for his research work that has been able to take on the challenge of Ebola head-on and his passionate effort in adequately training people who can handle deadly viruses and diseases.

The Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize was instituted to honour people with great achievements in medical research and services aimed at combating infectious and other diseases on the continent.

The prize was officially called The Prize in Recognition of Outstanding Achievements in the Fields of Medical Research and Medical Services in Africa Awarded in Memory of Dr Hideyo Noguchi, and was first awarded in July 2006.

A brief public profile on Omaswa describes him as a Ugandan cardiovascular surgeon, an academic and administrator.

He is the present chancellor of Busitema University in Uganda, a position he has held since 2009. He was born in 1943 in Mukula village in the country and has had a very fulfilling professional life.

Jean-Jacques is the current general director of National Institute for Biomedical Research and was one of the first active teams that confronted the outbreak of Ebola in his country.

He had his medical education at the Lovanium University in Congo where he specialized in microbiology.
LEGIT

Saturday, September 7, 2019

(Video) 49-Year-Old Stepfather Rapes Girl, Preps Her For Porn Film, Prostitution In Italy

(Video) 49-Year-Old Stepfather Rapes Girl, Preps Her For Porn Film, Prostitution In Italy


Police Command in Edo state, Nigeria has arrested a 49-year-old man simply identified as Mr Raphael, for repeatedly raping his 15-year-old stepdaughter with the approval of the victim’s mother who is his lover.

Activist Harrison Gwamnishu who shared the story on his Facebook page, said the victim stated that she was molested by her stepfather and physically assaulted by him and her mum whenever she refused to have sex.

According to the victim, her mum and her stepfather agreed that the man would continually have sex with her in the bid to widen her vagina in preparation to send her abroad for prostitution and child pornography.

When interrogated, the victim said her stepfather had sex with her about three times now and had perfected plans with her mum to take her down to Lagos for them to feature in a pornographic film after which she would be flown to Italy to engage in prostitution.

Harrison said the suspect Mr Raphael was eventually apprehended and detained but would be transferred to SCID Benin for further investigation and prosecution.

Watch the video below:


NAN
India Loses Contact With Moon-Landing Spacecraft

India Loses Contact With Moon-Landing Spacecraft


India loses contact with moon-landing spacecraft

India lost contact with its unmanned spacecraft just before it was due to land on the Moon on Saturday, in a blow to the country’s ambitious low-cost lunar program.

India had hoped to become the fourth country, after the United States, Russia and China, to successfully land on the Moon.

But as Prime Minister Narendra Modi looked on, the mood in mission control in the southern city of Bangalore soon deteriorated when it became clear that everything was not going according to plan.

After several tense minutes as the expected landing time came and went, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) chairman, Kailasavadivoo Sivan, announced that communication with the lander had been lost.

The ‘Vikram’ lander descent was (going) as planned and normal performance was observed,” until the craft had descended to 2.1 kilometers (1.3 miles) above the South Pole region, Sivan said.

“Subsequently the communication from the lander to the ground station was lost. The data is being analyzed,” he said, surrounded by grim-faced engineers and technicians in the control room.

Modi told them after Sivan’s announcement that “what you have done (already) is not a small achievement”.

PressTv
Tiwa Savage Jubilates After ’49-99′ Gets Featured On New York’s Time Square Screen

Tiwa Savage Jubilates After ’49-99′ Gets Featured On New York’s Time Square Screen

Tiwa Savage Jubilates After ’49-99′ Gets Featured On New York’s Time Square Screen

When Tiwa Savage announced she was releasing her first official global single, 49-99, under Universal Music Group on September 5, 2019, she was not mincing words.

After seeing herself on the big screen, it became evident that she had accomplished one of her long-term dreams in her music career as she rejoiced over the achievement in astonishment.

Tiwa Savage had explained the title 49-99, saying it’s a phrase that reflects the agonising living standards of citizens.

She used a popular 49-seater transit bus known as ‘molue’, which mostly conveys double of the number passengers on board, as a case study.

“It ought to have only 49 seated passengers, however, due to poor economic conditions, we often have nearly twice that number of passengers standing (99),” she said.

Throughout the track, the Nigerian star sings about the pursuit of money in her home country, offering commentary on widespread poverty.

Watch the music video for her latest, “49-99” below:



JIVENAIJA

Friday, September 6, 2019

Man Stands For 6 Hours On Flight So His Wife Can Sleep

Man Stands For 6 Hours On Flight So His Wife Can Sleep

A man stood for six hours on a flight to allow his wife stretch out on his chair to sleep. But Twitter users are horrified by his action.
Man Stands For 6 Hours On Flight So His Wife Can Sleep

A woman who witnessed the man's selfless act while on board a plane shared a photo on Twitter, writing: "This guy stood up the whole 6 hours so his wife could sleep. Now THAT is love."

Twitter users agreed it was a lovely thing he did but most felt it was unnecessary as he could still sit while his wife lays her head on his lap.
Man Stands For 6 Hours On Flight So His Wife Can Sleep


"If that is love then I rather be lonely," one man commented.
Man Stands For 6 Hours On Flight So His Wife Can Sleep


"That's not love, his wife is selfish and he is weak," another Twitter user said.


Another said: "Sounds like that Rose and Jack situation from titanic. So silly."

(LIB)
India: Newly Born Girl Found Dead In Canal At Vizianagaram District

India: Newly Born Girl Found Dead In Canal At Vizianagaram District


India:Newly Born Girl Found Dead In Canal At Vizianagaram District
Bobbili- In a tragic incident, a newly born baby girl's dead body was found floating in a canal near Polavanivalasa at Bobbili town in Vizianagaram district.

It's said that someone has brought the baby in a bag and thrown the child in the canal and left the bag on the site.
With this, the infant has died in the water.

 The locals who noticed the floating body in the canal suspects that the baby was immediately thrown after the birth.

As this incident happened just near to the ICDS office in the town, the police and ICDS officials have reached the spot and inspected the site.

The police have registered a case and investigating further.
THEHANSINDIA
Protests Continue In Hong Kong, Students Form Human Chains

Protests Continue In Hong Kong, Students Form Human Chains

Protests Continue In Hong Kong, Students Form Human Chains

Students and alumni from at least five Hong Kong schools formed human chains Friday to raise awareness for the remaining four demands of protesters involved in months of demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

The continuing act of defiance came two days after Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced that her government will be formally withdrawing an extradition bill that sparked the demonstrations. The proposed legislation would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be sent to mainland China to stand trial.

Despite the hard-fought concession, some protesters have said they will continue their resistance because the government has committed to fulfilling only one of their five demands, which include electoral reforms and an independent inquiry into alleged police brutality.

Hong Kong is a former British colony that was returned to China in 1997 under the so-called "one country, two systems" framework, which promised the territory certain democratic rights not afforded to the mainland. In recent years, however, some Hong Kong residents have accused Beijing of steadily eroding those freedoms.

Students in blue school dresses held hands Friday outside the Maryknoll Convent School, a Catholic girls' school. They paired their uniforms with surgical masks, in the style of protesters who wear masks to conceal their identities and mitigate the effects of tear gas. Alumni from various schools and clad in protesters' trademark black also joined similar chains in the district.

One young man dressed in a shirt bearing his school's emblem held up a placard that said "Freedom."

The demonstrations that began in June have become increasingly violent in recent weeks, with protesters throwing Molotov cocktails and police officers using tear gas, batons and water cannons. More than 1,000 people have been arrested.

While the extradition bill was the trigger for the movement, it has since shifted its target toward the police, who have been accused of using excessive force. The authorities say they have only used the minimum amount of force necessary to quell riotous demonstrators.

Lam on Wednesday said her government would not accept the other demands, and instead named two new members to an existing police watchdog agency investigating police conduct.

THEHANSINDIA
JUST IN: Ondo University Professor Kidnapped By Unknown Gunmen

JUST IN: Ondo University Professor Kidnapped By Unknown Gunmen


Kidnap
Prof Gideon Okedayo - a senior lecturer at the Ondo State University of Technology, Okitipupa, has been kidnapped.

FreshReporters News gathered that Mr. Okedayo was captured at a boundary between the Akunnu Akoko area of Ondo and Igara in Auchi, Edo State, on Thursday evening.

Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities at the institution, Dipo Akomolafe, confirmed the news on Friday - Saharareporters

He said, “What we learnt was that Prof Okedayo was on transit in Edo State when the gunmen seized him.

“His driver managed to escape the attackers but he was not lucky enough and was seized by the hoodlums.

“The driver managed to visit a police station to report the incident.”

Chairman of the Joint Action Committee of the university’s staff union, Dayo Temola, also confirmed the incident in a statement.

He said, “Prof Okedayo is a thorough bred academic who has and is still contributing to growth of education in Nigeria and beyond.

We hereby call on government and relevant security agencies to help free him from his kidnappers.”

Thursday, September 5, 2019

New E-Passport Valid For All Countries – NIS

New E-Passport Valid For All Countries – NIS



NIS Says that New E-Passport Valid For All Countries
NIS revealed that New E-Passport Valid For All Countries
Muhammad Babandede - the Comptroller General (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has said the enhanced e-passport is acceptable and valid for entering all countries.

He gave the reassurance in a statement by NIS Public Relations Officer, Mr Sunday James, in Abuja on Thursday.

The CG’s reassurance is coming against the backdrop of the recent problem on the e-Passport with the authority of the United Arab Emirate(UAE).

The recent problem on the e-Passport with the authority of the United Arab Emirate(UAE) has been resolved..

 I will like to seize this opportunity to thank both the Ambassadors of UAE and Nigeria for resolving the issue.

“In view of the above, Nigerians are encouraged to get their National Identity Number (NIN) and ensure that the information tallies with the one on their Passports.

“The uniformity of the NIN information and that of the 10-year validity Passport is to ensure one identity which is a major feature of the new enhanced e-Passport,” Babandede said.

He further said that the new Passport was available in the Service Headquarters, Abuja and Ikoyi, pending the roll-out in other centres.

” It is worthy to note that the issuance of the former and the new enhanced e-Passports will run concurrently,” he said.
Famous Rapper Says He Was Kidnapped By SARS Last Night, Taken To Lagos Island And Made To Exhaust ATM Allowance Or Else Would Have Been Killed''

Famous Rapper Says He Was Kidnapped By SARS Last Night, Taken To Lagos Island And Made To Exhaust ATM Allowance Or Else Would Have Been Killed''

Rapper Says He Was Kidnapped By SARS Last Night, Taken To Lagos Island And Made To Exhaust ATM Allowance Or Else Would Have Been Killed''

Rapper Ikechukwu Says He Was Kidnapped By SARS Last Night, Taken To Lagos Island And Made To Exhaust ATM Allowance Or Else Would Have Been Killed''
Rapper Ikechukwu


Famous Nigerian rapper, Ikechukwu has just shared his awful experience with SARS operatives which happened in Lagos.


The rapper said.........

 'I was kidnapped by sars lastnight. Two mins away from my house, taken to lagos island and made to exhaust my atm allowance or i would be killed and no one would know'.

Not by armed robbers. But when u are robbed and they are armed fully, 5 ak-47's. Blows to the head and bundled into a vehicle.

Isn't it the same thing. And then after you will now tell me our government is working. Things are in place. Bla bla. Let me tell u now straight up. I dont care who you are, if you are rolling solo in this town and sars get you. Day or night. If they get ur phone. Its over for you.

They dont have names or numbers on their uniforms. They literally said to me "na you burn this our hilux here yesterday abii". Acting like they didnt know who I was and were gonna rope me in anything they felt or do with me what they would. After collecting all the money in lagos island they start laughing telling me i'm too stubborn that when will i introduce them to don jazzy. Oh so u know me. One even bragged about working alot with wazobiafm.

Thanx for that info at least now i have a point to start my own investigation. I could've been shot and left in the dark space on that dark road. No ID no phone. Who would ID me. Who would be looking for me for days?

Afterall my people saw me enter uber heading home. On the island. Shey i'm safe. Good morning. Its a good day to be alive. I don't even know what hashtag to put sef. Its ok. I recorded a video initially from when I got home last night but it was too long and it made me cry again. So i just said lemme just yan straight no need for in the moment.

Just the facts. We are not safe. End of story. Know as u dey take move.

What do you have to say about this?