Saturday, March 14

Suspected Stowaway Dies In Arik Air Plane In Lagos

 Suspected Stowaway Dies In Arik Air Plane In Lagos
 
A suspected stowaway has died in the undercarriage compartment of an Arik Air plane, a statement by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria released today confirms. The identity of the person is yet to be known but the body was discovered in the Arik airbus A345, Reg CS-TFX, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
 
The body has however been disclosed at a Lagos mortuary. Management of FAAN says they are currently reviewing footages of the CCTV system to know how the person got there.
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My Husband Must Complete His Two Terms Says Patience Jonathan


The wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, on Saturday insisted that her husband would remain in office for eight years to complete his two terms in office, despite the opposition.

Mrs. Jonathan, said this during the Peoples Democratic Party women rally, under the auspices of Women for Change and Development Initiative, in Benin, Edo State.

She was accompanied by national and state leaders of the party.

Women, drawn from different support groups across the state had turned out for event as early as 9 am. They, however, began to leave the stadium at about 1.30 pm, when Mrs. Jonathan arrived at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, venue of the rally.

‎Unable to bare the scorching heat, two women fainted but were later revived by a medical team provided by the party.

A mild drama ensued shortly before the ‎First Lady's address, when two men, said to be aggrieved PDP youths, tore down some banners bearing the image of the President's wife.

They were, ho‎wever, whisked away by some security operatives at the arena.

Addressing the women, she said that the presidency had been occupied for eight years by other ‎geopolitical zone and wondered why the South South should be denied the opportunity.

She also noted that the Jonathan administration had performed creditably in various sectors, such as transport and education, and by her assessment, was satisfactory.

Mrs. Jonathan described the present administration as a gender sensitive government, which had prioritised women development through the appointment of several women in key positions, the Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme and the YouWin initiative.

She stressed that re-electing of her husband was an opportunity for Nigerian women to appreciate his good performance, adding that the opposition party was not dependable ‎and had nothing to offer.
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See This Cute Selfie Of Khloe Kardashian And Niece Penelope


They look so adorable.
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Woman Branded 'World's Ugliest Woman' Fights Back In An Inspirational Way


A woman branded the World's ugliest woman has hit back by releasing an anti-bullying  documentary. Lizzie Velasquez who has been mocked by bullies from around the world, was a 17-year-old surfing the web, she came across a video of herself on YouTube that described her as the 'world's ugliest woman'.

The devastated teenager spent days shutting herself from the world behind a wall of tears, thinking her life was over. But now 25, the inspirational woman has hit back at the trolls with an anti-bullying documentary about her life, describing her battle with Marfan's syndrome and lipodystrophy, a rare condition which stops her putting on weight. She said.
All we had known all my life was that I had a syndrome which meant that I couldn't gain weight. At the time, I thought everyone looked like me. 'I didn't recognise or tell that they didn't look like me. It was afternoon. I decided to go look for music on YouTube - and that's when I found it,' 
'I don't even know why I clicked on it but I did and that's when I lost it. Calling me a monster or asking why my parents didn't abort me... how in the world can I forgive the people who told me to kill myself?' 

She fought back by giving a TED Talk in 2013 which ganered over 10 million viewers and which she says 'changed everything'.

'This is my purpose. This is what I'm meant to do for the rest of my life.
'I like to think that I'm not only telling my story, I'm telling everyone's story.
The Lizzie Velasquez Story' premiers at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, today.


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Funke Akindele's Fab Weekend Look

 
The actress stepped out for a wedding in this gorgeous outfit. Her style has really evolved.
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Timaya And His Givenchy Shoe And Bag Cause A Stir At An Airport

 
 
Timaya shared this on his IG page.
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Dabota Lawson Shows Off Curves For Dinner Date With Her Hubby

 
The ex-beauty queen and wife of billionaire furniture boss, Prince Sunny Aku looked breathtaking for a dinner date last night.
 
"#aboutLastNight Date night with my Lover Boo, My PSA" How sweet .
 
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Traditional Healer Rapes 14-Year Old Daughter Of One of His Patient!

 
A man, 60, who doubles as a pastor and traditional healer in Akwa Ibom has been arrested for forcefully raping a 14-year old daughter of one of his patients. The girl came to visit her sick father that the man was looking after, but after carefully observing her, and having interest in her, the man sent her mother to the market, lured the girl into his room, and forcefully raped her.

He was paraded alongside 11 other secondary students who gang raped a 19-year old girl by the State's Police Command during the week.
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Davido, Is There Something You Want Us To Know?

 
Looks like Davido has a new girlfriend. Well, when you're posting photos of a stunning girl & adding love emoticons, it's safe to assume there's romance brewing abi? He's posted two photos of the girl on his instagram page in the last few days, that must mean something, bah? Lol. She's a stunning model from Guinea but lives in the US. See more photos of the girl after the cut...
 
 
 
He posted this photo of her on his instagram page a few days ago and called her his trap queen..

 
 She also posted his own photo on her instagram...

 
And she was at his snake video shoot...
 
 
 She's stunning!
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Belinda Effah Defends Her Hair And Dress To AMVCA: “Ladies Should Learn To Say No To Brazilian Hair”

 
Nollywood actress Belinda Effah is one person who got people talking at the 2015 AMVCAs. It was not just her outfit but also her unique choice of hair for the black tie event. In an exclusive interview with Kemisola Filani of Kemifilani.com however, she explains the reason for her daring looks.
 
According to her 'It was a well thought out plan. I am an African root, a proud Calabar girl who loves her culture, so i decided to flaunt and promote my pride. I grew up with my hair. When I was a little girl, my mother will thread my hair and when she finishes, she will nod her hair in satisfaction and say to me, you look beautiful. Ladies of today however focus more on Brazilian hair and it shouldn't be all about Brazilian, human hair or what have you, let's go back to our roots. There was a time these hairs didn't exist except our natural hair and we were surviving so it shouldn't always be all about these weavons and all. We need to start importing and selling our own culture out there.'
Do you agree with her view?
 
Speaking on the criticism and backlash she says 'The comments didn't move me, I am strong black African woman, it only opened my eyes to reality. A lot of people are living in denial, alot of Nigerians are so used to the western world and their lifestyle that they have forgotten their own cultural values. I have worn the western gowns and dresses to events too, i have them and they have gotten good reviews on red carpets but i want to start importing the African culture too and I am not going to stop. Let the westerners begin to appreciate our culture too.'

Photo Credit: Insigna Media
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Fans Bash Tyga After He Confirms Relationship With Kylie Jenner

 
 
After months of denying dating 17 year old reality star, Kylie Jenner, rapper Tyga, 25, (probably older) shared a picture of Kylie on his instagram page last night, professing his love for her, saying she's captured his heart. Immediately he posted this, fans and enemies of the rapper came for him, with many asking for the police to be called. See some of the comments after the cut...

 
 
 
 
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Empress Njamah Shares Photos From Her Shopping Spree In The UK

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She might not be appearing in movies anymore, but she's still living the life of a celebrity. The veteran Nollywood star is currently enjoying a luxurious vacation in England.

Empress Njamah shared these photos from her vacation in UK as she was also spotted in a boutique buying clothes for her dogs.
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Police Arrest Bus Full Of Ballot Boxes, Designed For The Presidential Candidate



Ahead of the new election dates, scheduled to hold on the 28th of March, the police in Issele-Uku, Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday, made an election related arrest after they apprehended a bus loaded with ballot boxes.

According to Vanguard, the boxes amounting to about 30 were dropped by a luxury bus headed East from the North at Onicha-Ugbo Junction. A source said the bus zoomed off before the people in the area could draw the attention of security officials the source however revealed that a smaller bus with number plate Edo USL 832 XL, came to pick up the boxes but was ambushed by the police.

According to the source, the boxes had the picture of one of the major political parties in the country
and his running mate on them. Vanguard also reported that efforts to contact the Head of the Divisional Police in the area proved abortive.

The arrest was however confirmed by a senior police officer attached to the division, he also added that the task of the officials now was to determine the source of the boxes. Noting that the boxes were similar to the ones used in the days of Federal Electoral Commission, FEDECO, he said the driver confessed that they were being used to raise funds for the said presidential candidate at the grassroots.

Vangaurd reports that The police source said the ballot boxes were sent through a waybill from the Kano central office of the party. The driver and the bus loaded with the ballot boxes were still being detained at the police station at press time.

Investigations also revealed that the state secretary of the party (names withheld) whose candidate was on the ballot box, he said "I am not aware of anything like that. If at all it is true, it must be the handwork of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, because there is nothing they cannot do. PDP can stage-manage anything." The state Publicity Secretary, for the PDP Mr. Deinghan Ray-Macaulay, was also contacted, he denied the claims by the first party and said: "PDP could not involve itself in anything like that when we are sure of victory at the elections, particularly in Delta State.

"We are getting upper hand so we cannot do a thing like that. It is only those who are not sure of victory that can do such a thing and stir up trouble. I strongly appeal to the police to carry out a thorough investigation into the matter."
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Ghanaian OAP, Afia Schwarzenegger Wants To Marry Don Jazzy

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Don Jazzy has apparently met a match for his playful nature on social media. You'd remember that Don Jazzy recently shared a picture of himself holding a placard with the caption "Please help!!! I want to marry Don Jazzy in 2015."

This message got the attention of Ghanaian OAP, Afia Schwarzenegger, who apparently has the hots for Jazzy. The former Happy FM OAP posted a picture of herself carrying her own placard, which read, "I want to marry Don Jazzy 2015."
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Man And Child In ISIS Execution Video Identified As French Citizens


A man and a boy featured in a chilling Islamic State propaganda video showing the killing of a Palestinian have been identified as French citizens, and investigators are looking into whether the man is related to an extremist who attacked a Jewish school in southern France in 2012, an official told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

The official, who has close ties to intelligence services but was not authorized to speak publicly about the inquiry, also said another French fighter whose death was announced this week by Islamic State is a young teenager.

The man in the video, released late Tuesday, speaks with a southern French accent and investigators are probing if he could be the step-brother of Mohammed Merah, who killed seven people in attacks
on a Jewish school and paratroopers in the south of France beginning on March 11, 2012 — exactly three years ago.

In photos from Merah's funeral after his death in a shootout with police, the step-brother is identified as Sabri Essid, whose father was married to Merah's mother. Essid strongly resembles the man in the IS propaganda video, notably in the shape of the eyes.

In the video, the man praises attacks on Jews "in your own stronghold in France" as he and the boy stand behind the man about to be killed.

In addition to the 2012 killings in Toulouse, Jews in a kosher supermarket were among the targets of three days of terror in the Paris area this year that left 20 people dead, including the three gunmen.

"Here are the young lions of the caliphate," the man says in the video. Soon afterward, the child is shown shooting the man in the head.

French government spokesman Stephane Le Foll described the video as a "dreadful" killing, but refused to comment Wednesday on the nationalities or identities of the man and boy.

The French official with intelligence ties also confirmed the nationality of a French fighter whose death was announced this week by the Islamic State group. The group said Abu Bakr al-Firansi died two months ago in unclear circumstances. The French official described him as a young teen. According to Europe 1 radio, the child's entire family left last year from the city of Strasbourg to recover the remains of an older brother in Syria, and a second older brother was also killed in the war zone.

About 1,400 people, including entire families, have left France to join extremists in Syria and Iraq, and many have returned. Security officials fear some will arrive with honed skills as fighters, and with passports that allow free travel.

"Nearly 90 French citizens have died there, weapons in hand to fight against our values," French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told France's iTele on Sunday.

About 3,000 Europeans are part of the fight, Valls said, adding: "There could be 5,000 before the summer and without a doubt 10,000 by the end of the year."
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Sanction DSTV In Nigeria NOW Writes Etcetera

 
As usual your Saturday tonic from Etcetera is here. Enjoy;
I have decided to lend my voice to the call for sanctions against DSTV in Nigeria, despite the fact that I have been cautioned by a couple of entertainers that speaking up against the almighty cable network may result in the banning of my works on its network. Yes, it is true that challenging these multinationals in Nigeria attracts sanctions especially for entertainers, but I have decided to speak up because I am one of the millions of Nigerians affected by any increment in subscription charges.
 
Moreover, what's the point of having my works on a platform that my fans can't afford? Every entertainer who's chickened out of this campaign for his/her selfish interest should know that the continuous indifference of DSTV to our plights over the years is a slap on the face of every Nigerian, inclusive of the entertainers themselves. These are the same entertainers that have complained of being shortchanged by DSTV for many years. Nigerian movie producers have complained of receiving peanuts for their works on the same network.

Nawa ooo! Should anyone be afraid to express his/her dissatisfaction with a product he/she is paying for? Let's make DSTV understand that it is licensed to do business in Nigeria for none other reasons than providing value and the value it delivers has to justify the price charged. Otherwise, we will be persuaded to look for alternatives or invent our own like the Alaba boys are doing. No business can leave out customer value and satisfaction for ever, not even a beast like DSTV.
 
Enough of its appalling pricing strategy. Heck, they have given us a truck load of reasons to boycott their services and it is incredibly ridiculous that NBC which is tasked with the responsibility of protecting our interest has chosen to stay mute even with all our complaints. This is one of many reasons why this country sucks.
 
Dstv reception is so damn terrible that spitting on the floor where its dish is pegged instantly scrambles the signals. The long rebooting process is another chapter in a voluminous book of frustrations. I wonder if the authorities of Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation are not experiencing this same horrendous customer service and monopolistic tactics that we have forever complained about. Well, I won't be surprised to hear that DSTV has special packages for NBC staff. Or how does one explain why its bad PR and continued price hikes haven't crippled its business in Nigeria? Can DSTV subject South Africans to such substandard services?
 
It has a very unique and annoying way of practising price discrimination, by selling the same product at different prices to different groups of consumers. What's most annoying is its refusal to communicate any valid reason for this exploitative act. This warrants for a total boycott of its services across the country. Now that it has seen that we have started complaining and threatening to boycott its services, it will quickly roll out a new promo and a small discount on a new package to keep us on board.
 
Nigerians should be smart this time around. We shouldn't accept anything less than a revert to the old price. For Christ sake, must we consistently haggle DSTV to keep prices down or treat us equally with people in its homeland? Sad thing is that our efforts don't necessarily ensure rates won't continue to rise because the regulators who are supposed to keep it in check have been compromised. With all the illegalities perpetuated by these multinationals, isn't it a miracle that none has been sanctioned? I once asked a Chinese neighbour if he has a permit to drive in Nigeria and the goon waved a N50 note at me saying, 'this is my driver's licence.' These foreign investors use paid lobbyists within our corrupt government to ward off sanctions. I am sure that with this ongoing campaign for DSTV's sanction, some government officials would have received bogus cheques to turn a deaf ear to our cries.
 
I don't even want to think of its endless promo offers and how it makes it extremely difficult for me to know what I am paying for and what services I am actually receiving. Not mentioning the complex pricing schemes that make it almost impossible for anyone to figure out how much any of the bundles it is offering actually costs, especially once the promo is over. Dstv can't tell us it doesn't know that the absence of simple, transparent pricing reduces consumer confidence and increases distrust but it has deliberately chosen to capitalise on the monopoly status given to it by our corrupt government to deny us the benefits of simpler pricing, fewer plans, and greater transparency. Maybe it is so big that its competitors will have to attack multiple markets to fully take it down but it should also know that if a company's success routinely sacrifices the satisfaction of its customers, it inevitably becomes more difficult to sustain growth and generate revenue.
 
The question now is, when will NTA and other local stations make use of innovative methods and bypass their old ways of doing things so that if DSTV doesn't attempt to change and provide efficient customer services, its future in Nigeria will no longer be as bright as it thinks.
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Tinubu Is Suffering From Memory Loss, Jonathan Never Offered Him VP Slot Says FFK


Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO), Femi Fani-Kayode has described as baseless and false the claim by Senator Bola Tinubu that the PDP and the Presidency offered him (Tinubu) the position of vice president in an Interim National Government (ING) if he would part company with General Muhammadu Buhari.

The spokesman recalled that the Tinubu Media Office recently said that the PDP and the Presidency tried to fracture the APC by offering Tinubu the position of vice President in an interim government if he would agree to part company with Buhari.

It further recalled that once Tinubu rebuffed the offer to participate in the interim scheme, the presidency decided to change tactics and planned to silence and if necessary neutralize him.

But Fani-Kayode, in a riposte, said "These allegations are baseless and false. These people have
become prisoners of their own delusions and they have become victims of their horrific and terrifying hallucinations.

"We are not in the least bit interested in the formation of an interim government and we are even less interested in participating in any contraption in which Bola Tinubu would play any role."

He said further in response to another claim that "Those that killed Funso Williams know who they are and it is very clear that his spirit is now tormenting his murderers. Let them be fully aware of this: whoever it was that killed Funso William will suffer the judgment of God both in this life and in the life hereafter. God would see to that".

Continuing, Fani-Kayode insisted that no one was trying to frame Tinubu for murder and that nobody approached him to be the "Vice President of anything".

"It is clear that he has an overinflated opinion of himself and he is suffering from the most extreme form and manifestation of paranoia.

"The man is hiding from his own shadow and the fear of his party losing at the polls later this month is giving him sleepless nights. Whether he, Buhari and their APC like it or not, they will be devastated at the polls and they would suffer a crushing and irreparable defeat.

Tinubu suffering from memory loss, Jonathan never offered him VP slot – Fani-Kayode
"The everlasting confusion that would ensue in their camp after suffering this defeat will never be forgotten. The truth is this: the dementia in which Tinubu is suffering from has come as a consequence of his numerous sins. He should settle all these issues with God and leave us alone", he added.
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Man Dumps Girlfriend Of 11 Years 24 Hours To His Wedding To Another Lady


In what seems to be a ruthless move, a Lagos-based guy called Tunji has parted ways with his girlfriend of 11 years. Though the former lovebirds are yet to reveal the reason for their breakup, the lady's friend has hit back on the groom-to-be as a 'heartbreaker'. Tweeting from @SheCrownLita, the popular author-cum-blogger tweeted, "One of my girls, just called to gist me. Her dude broke relationship of 11 years today. he is getting married tomorrow to a girl he just met. I am pained because i know them personally. Nobody saw it coming. Not even the girl. Plenty years of struggle and splitting salary.

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"They started dating from 3rd year in Uni. Babe got a job before him and the babe was always splitting salary with him. Now dude is now a big boy. He had to leave.. And we will start pitying some people when they die untimely. I just hope my babe will wake up tomorrow morning. The chance is very slim. I told my babe to call other girls to go and scatter the wedding! What Rubbish! Tunji you will never find peace in all you lay your hands on! That's all! Gosh! I know the genesis of this bastard."
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Pres. Jonathan Orders Full Investigation Into Cause Of Diplomatic Row With Morocco

 
Read the State House press release below..
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is shocked, surprised and highly embarrassed by the controversy that has erupted over whether or not he had a telephone conversation with His Majesty, King Mohammed VI of Morocco. The regrettable furore that has developed over the matter is due entirely to misinformation as President Jonathan has neither spoken with King Mohammed or told anybody that he had a telephone conversation with the Moroccan Monarch.
It is true that President Jonathan has been speaking with some African leaders to seek their support for Nigeria's candidate for the position of President of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
In continuation of his efforts in support of the candidacy of the Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina for headship of the AfDB, President Jonathan indicated that he would like to speak with the King of Morocco, the President of Algeria and the President of Egypt. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was consequently directed to make necessary contacts with the embassies of the three countries and arrange for President Jonathan to speak with their leaders.
Since that directive was given, President Jonathan has spoken with the Prime Minister of Algeria and subsequently sent Vice President Namadi Sambo to Algiers as Special Envoy to follow-up on his discussions with the Algerian Prime Minister on support for Nigeria's candidate in the coming elections for the AfDB Presidency.
The President has, however, not yet spoken with King Mohammed VI and President Al-Sisi of Egypt as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs must know. President Jonathan has therefore ordered the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali to urgently undertake a full investigation of the claim which emanated from the Ministry that the President spoke with King Mohammed VI.
The investigation is to identify all those who were responsible for the unacceptable act of official misinformation which has resulted in an unnecessary diplomatic row with another country and national embarrassment. It is also expected to unveil the motives of the culprits. President Jonathan has also ordered that prompt and commensurate disciplinary action be taken against the culpable person or persons.
While awaiting the outcome of the investigations, President Jonathan urges Nigerians to disregard the vituperations of opposition elements, who have, true to type, latched on to the regrettable faux pas as a fresh opportunity to unpatriotically denigrate the government of their country and advance their irresponsible quest for victory at any price in the coming elections.
Reuben Abati Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity) March 13, 2015.
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Friday, March 13

Incredible Moment 'Dead' Premature Baby Came Back To Life After Mum Begged To cuddle Him For A Few Last Moments

 
First-time parents Kate and David Ogg were heartbroken when they were told one of their twins - born 2 minutes apart at just 26 weeks - had stopped breathing and had just moments to live. Thinking it was the only time they would have with the tiny boy they had already decided to name Jamie, Kate asked to be able to hold the lifeless child, and told David to climb into the hospital bed for a tender embrace.

What happened next was nothing short of a miracle.
 
In this mother's loving arms, the little boy started moving, and his breathing grew stronger. Hospital staff rushed back to his aid and together brought the baby back to life.
 
Five years on, Jamie Ogg (pictured right) is a healthy, happy kid whose biggest problem regarding his troubled entry in the world is having a little brother who tells anyone who'll listen that he used to be dead but now he's alive. 

After years of trying to fall pregnant, the Queensland couple were delighted to find out they were having twins - the 'pigeon pair' of a boy and girl.
But just six months into the pregnancy they found themselves in the delivery room and facing premature births.

Jamie was born first on March 25, 2010 and his sister Emily followed two minutes later.
'They were both born in their sac but Jamie didn't make a noise when they tore it open. Emily let out a big wail,' Ms Ogg told Daily Mail Australia.
'We looked over and everyone was crowding around Jamie - there was about 20 people in the room. The vibe wasn't very good. 

 
'He stopped breathing and his heartbeat was nearly gone. After 20 minutes they stopped working on him.' The doctor sat on the end of Ms Ogg's hospital bed and asked the couple if they had a name picked out. He then informed them that there was nothing more they could do to save Jamie.

'I saw him gasp but the doctor said it was no use. I took Jamie off the doctor, asked everyone to leave. He was cold and I just wanted him to be warm,' she said.
'We had tried for years to have kids and I felt so guilty. I just wanted to cuddle him. I unwrapped him and ordered my husband to take his shirt off and climb into the bed. 'I know it sounds stupid, but if he was still gasping there was still a sign of life so I wasn't going to give up easily.

 
'We were trying to entice him to stay. We explained his name and that he had a twin that he had to look out for and how hard we tried to have him. 'He suddenly gasped... then he opened his eyes. He was breathing and grabbing Dave's finger. 'If we had let the doctor walk out of the room with him, Jamie would have been dead.'
 
Jamie and Emily are now about to turn five years old and their parents have only recently told them of the miraculous story. 'Emily burst into tears, she was really upset and she kept hugging Jamie,' Ms Ogg said. 'They love to talk about when they were babies.
 
'They have a little brother Charlie who loves telling anyone who listens. He'll say: "When I was born I was fat and the twins were skinny. Jamie was also dead but now he is alive".'

 
Emily and Jamie also have a little brother Charlie, 4, and regularly talk about their miracle birth story.
 
Remarkably, Jamie has not encountered one medical problem in the five years since his birth

From UK Daily Mail
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