Friday, 27 February 2015

12-year-old Nigerian Girl Listed Among Most Powerful Women In 2014

Famous Nigerian documentary filmmaker, Zuriel Oduwole has been listed by ELLE Magazine as one of the ‘33 Women Who Impacted the World in 2014’.
ELLE Magazine is the world’s largest fashion, style and entertainment magazine with more than 40 editions in 60 countries. Zuriel will feature in March 2015 issue of the magazine.

She was recognized for her various endeavors in 2014 which include inviting First Ladies across Africa to talk Girls education in her colloquy, speaking to children in Ethiopia and the UK on Education, taking 2 footballs across the globe during the FIFA World Cup to keep the education topic exciting, launching a hand hygiene campaign for school kids in Africa during the Ebola crisis and premiering her first movie for screening in a commercial cinema in November 2014.

She is also known to be an honorary Ambassador for the First Lady of Tanzania’s foundation, WAMA. She's the youngest person to be featured in Forbes Magazine and met 14 presidents.
Other notable pacesetters on the list include Federal Reserve Bank Chairperson, Janet Yellen; activist/actress, Angelina Jolie; General Motors President, Mary Barra, and ABC TV super producer, Shonda Rhimes.

SPOTTED! Kanye West dressed like a madman in London(See Photos)

Rap star and fashion designer, Kanye West was spotted with his wife, Kim Kardashian leaving their London hotel. 

Kim wore an all-black kimono tunic, a leather belt and a sheer floaty skirt that displayed her legs underneath while her attention-seeking husband opted for the look of a cute madman.
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Facebook Launches New Alert System To Identify Users Having Suicidal Thoughts

Facebook is rolling out a new suicide-prevention feature.
If you spot a worrisome post from a Facebook friend, there will now be an option to report it.
Facebook will then review the post, and if it agrees that there is reason for concern, the individual concerned will be presented with a prompt to get help the next time they log in.
The page presented reads: "Hi, a friend thinks you might be going through something difficult and asked us to look at your recent post."
The user is then presented with the option of contacting a mental health expert, friend, or getting tips and support online.
They also have a third option of skipping support altogether.
Facebook content strategist Holly Hetherington said: "Often, friends and family who are the observers in this situation don't know what to do.
"They're concerned, but they're worried about saying the wrong thing or somehow making it worse. Socially, mental illness and thoughts about suicide are just not something we talk about."
The new feature will roll out to everyone in the US over the next few weeks.

Man rapes his 15-year-old daughter “to confirm her virginity”

A man simply identified as Mr. Alex was arrested for attempting to rape his 15 year old daughter in his apartment at Abiodun street, Ajegunle, Ajeromi, Ifelodun local government area of Lagos.

He claims he carried out that act to test her virginity.

Leadership newspaper reports that Alex was apprehended by his neighbours and handed over to the police at Ajegunle police station but was later released on bail last weekend.

A police inspector attached to Ajegunle police station disclosed that it was neighbours that dragged the suspect to the station.

He said: “His wife was not at home when he wanted to perpetrate the act but the man denied doing that.

“You know that nobody will agree that he wanted to rape his daughter. Police acted on the information given to us and even took the minor to the general hospital for medical examination.”

According to the source, Alex claimed that he only wanted to check whether his daughter had been breached.

“He wanted to know whether his daughter is still a virgin or not. So he decided to insert his fingers, to know her situation, according to him,” he said.

Man sells his own baby to herbalist for N300,000(Pictured)

A middle-aged palm tree harvester, George Maduabuchi, from Owerrinta in the Isiala-Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State is in the police net for allegedly selling his 14-month-old son for N300,000.

According to Punch, the father of four was said to have connived with another suspect, Obinna Erondu, now at large, to perpetrate the act.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joshak Habila, who paraded the suspect along with other suspected criminals on Thursday, said,

“Luck ran out on Maduabuchi when the wife alerted the police on his questionable role when the baby fell ill and he took him out and did not return with him.”

But the suspect told our correspondent that he did not sell his son, but only took him to a herbalist when he took ill.

He said, “The herbalist gave me money and told me that he could not heal the baby. I therefore left the baby in the herbalist’s home.”

But his explanation was countered by his wife, Eberechi, who said he took their son, who had a cough to the said herbalist, but instead of returning with the baby, rather came back with bundles of money.

She said, “When I demanded explanations on the whereabouts of our son, he could not offer any convincing answer.”

The wife, who is also pregnant, said she raised the alarm, which attracted neighbours who helped to arrest the husband.

The neighbours subsequently alerted the police, who picked up the husband and later led the police to the herbalist’s house at Owerrinta where the boy was recovered.

APC blasts GEJ for distributing dollars to Lagosians during recent trip to Lagos

The Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress through a statement released by its State Publicity Secretary, Joe Igbokwe has condemned President Jonathan’s alleged open display of brazen impunity and financial recklessness during his five days visit to Lagos last week.
“While President Jonathan was busy dolling out cash to all and sundry in Lagos, the Vice President, Namadi Sambo, was busy in Kaduna replicating the same thing, without shame, without honour, without remorse,” the statement said. 
“US Dollars and local currencies were dolled out by the president in millions to market leaders, town unions, traditional rulers, actors, artisans, transporters, government workers, private sectors, local chiefs, drivers and what have you without any modicum of respect to the exalted office he occupies. No wonder our foreign reserves has just been depleted by 1.6 Billion U.S. Dollars.
“Never in the history of this country has a sitting President displayed this kind of desperation and financial irresponsibility in a country that lacks basic infrastructure and common indices of human development. It is now crystal clear to Nigerians why PDP and President Jonathan shifted the February 14 presidential elections to March 28 2015. 
“This is the money the president would have used to create jobs for millions of young jobless Nigerians. This is the millions that would have been used to rebuild our decayed and moribund universities. This money would have been used to rebuild our teaching hospitals to become centers of excellence. This money would have been used effectively deal with the nation’s security challenges. Government does not share money to individuals but use such money to provide basic amenities for all and sundry. 
“Funny individuals, scammers, 419ers and people with questionable characters besieged the Presidential Lounge Marina Lagos to collect their own largesse. Those who do not deserve even half a Penny lined up to deceive the President. It was like a carnival or open market attended 21stCentury fools and nonentities.
 “President Jonathan may have come to Lagos and gone but his visit left a sour taste of how the exalted office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was debased, decimated and ridiculed further in the name of playing money politics. 
“Lagos APC is yet to see how this unprecedented waste of public funds across the country will translate to votes in March 28 2015when Nigerians will take stock of President Jonathan’s six years in office. This election is all about giving accounts of six years of stewardship,and nothing more.”

Photos: Toke Makinwa Stuns In Floral Prints

Pretty woman! See full pic after the cut. ...

Photos: Chief Igbinedion, Mercy Johnson, Ramsey Nouah, Others At Movie Premiere In London

It was a star-studded event at the premiere of Obi Emelonye's movie "Thy Will Be Done" in London, last night.

Guest included Chief Igbinedion, Gov. Rochas, Ramsey Nouah, Mercy Johnson, amongst others. Continue to see more pics after the cut .....