Tuesday, October 24

Another Lady Gives Details Of Her Sexual Activity With R.Kelly & The Abuse That Came With It


No, this can't be coincidental. Too many women speaking up now. Won't be shocked if he ends up behind jail pretty soon! Damn! That dude is a lord in his small world, TF? Lmao, can;t deal!

A divorced single mum has opened up about her alleged abusive relationship with R Kelly, claiming he isolated her, starved her and forced her to have sex with his other girlfriends who he “raised” and called his “pets”.

Dallas-based DJ Kitti Jones first met R Kelly at a party after one of his shows in June 2011, where they exchanged numbers and he apparently ordered her to call him “Daddy” from then on.

The pair got together in Denver two months later, but rather than greet her at the hotel door, in an
interview with Rolling Stone magazine, she claims he barged past her and started masturbating on the sofa.

Shocked and wondering whether to leave, she admits her infatuation with the singer convinced her to stay, and claims he then set about “training” her during oral sex.

She said: "He was like a drill sergeant even when he was pleasuring me. He was telling me how to bend my back or move my leg here. I'm like, 'Why is he directing it like this?' It was very uncomfortable. But he tried to make me feel special about [the trip]. Like, 'If I didn't really like you, I wouldn't have done that, and I wouldn't even be wasting my time flying you out, and I respect you.’"

Kitti says there was another red flag when he allegedly banned her from talking to or looking at his male employees. However, she was falling in love and in November 2011 agreed to quit her job and move into his Chicago apartment after he offered to pay her double her salary.

But once she agreed, she claims he gave her a hint about what was to come.

She said: "He said, 'I have friends and I have girls I've raised.’ I didn't know what he meant by 'raised' at the time.

He said, 'I eventually want you to meet them, but I want to make sure you're mentally ready for that.’"

The mother-of-one alleges that once she moved in, she was forced to constantly text the star - whose real name is Robert Kelly - with her every movement, and wear baggy sweatpants whenever she went out so as not to look attractive.

And things apparently got violent when Kitti says she watched the video at the centre of his 2008 child pornography trial, which allegedly showed him urinating into the mouth of a 14-year-old, although he was acquitted on all charges because the identity of the female could not be established.

She claims he “turned into a monster” when she brought it up, and that he kicked her and delivered a series of open-handed slaps to her face.

In total, Kitti alleges that she was assaulted 10 times in the first year of their relationship, with the attacks becoming even more “heavy” in the run-up to his 2012 Single Ladies tour.

Once he hit the road, she says things got calmer, but that her boyfriend insisted on wearing a jacket emblazoned with ‘Single’ on stage, where he judged a stripping contest from a throne and made women fight over his sweaty towel.


He even brought Kitti out on stage, chained her in a cage and simulated performing oral sex on her behind a white curtain.

Then in January 2013, she says she was moved out of his main home and into a flat attached to his recording studio in Trump Towers to make way for what she now believes was a new girlfriend.

There she says she unknowingly lived alongside two of his other girlfriends, although they didn’t realise the others were there because every time they wanted to leave the room, they had to text his staff.

As punishment, she claims Kelly would take her phone off her, leaving her unable to request food or to use the toilet. She claims she went for up to two and a half days without eating.

Then an even darker chapter apparently began in March 2013, when he allegedly brought in a naked woman and ordered her to perform oral sex on Kitti, telling her, "I raised her. I've trained this bitch. This is my pet.’"

From then on, Kitti claims he forced her to have sex with a slew of women who he would fly in, and that if she said refused to do the “traumatic” things he wanted, then she would be punished.

According to the DJ, Kelly recorded everything and sometimes had her give him oral sex while he watched footage on his iPad of other girls he’d made have sex.

She vomited after performing oral sex on one of his girlfriends because she felt so demeaned, but says the worst thing she saw was when Kelly allegedly urinated on two women while she and them performed a sex act on him.

Kelly’s rep has rubbished Kitti’s claims that the sex and day-to-day running of their two-year relationship was anything other than consensual.
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Radio/TV Stations In Greece Not Working... Journalists On Strike


Greek news reporters have began a 48-hour strike today, demanding better working conditions. Greece was without TV and radio news today and there will also be none, tomorrow, Wednesday.

It is the second time reporters have gone on strike in October and the fourth in two months.

The previous strike lasted 24 hours.

The state news agency ANA-MPA and printed media employees also joined the strike action, so there
would be no newspapers on Wednesday and Thursday.

“The journalists’ union wants its depleted health insurance fund rescued, better wages and an end to practices that leave reporters with little choice but to take lower-paying part-time jobs,’’ it stressed.

Greek reporters have been facing hard times during the past eight years of crisis and austerity.

Several newspapers folded and several cut their staff, so many journalists are out of work.
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Girl, 11 Will Know On TV If She Was Impregnated By Her Step Father Or Brothers


A Ukranian schoolgirl is to learn the DNA results revealing whether she was made pregnant aged 11 by a close family member on a disturbing live TV show.

The controversial programme is DNA testing Tanya Luchishin's stepfather Ivan Eremin, in his 30s, her brother Volodya, 15, and her half-brother Viktor, 17, all of whom strenuously deny paternity

Results will be aired on live primetime TV show 'It Concerns Everybody' this week. Psychologists have expressed strong concern that the public ordeal is having on a "depressed" Tanya and critics say
she should be seen as a child victim of multiple rapes, one of them evidently incestuous, and not forced to become the star of a show seen as a new low in reality television.

The child has already faced a painful studio ordeal after she mistakenly claimed her five-week old daughter Diana had been fathered by an 18-year-old neighbour called Andriy, who had sex with her when he was 17.

The television programme subsequently revealed a DNA test which showed the baby was not his although he admitted to having slept with her, a crime which could see him jailed for between five and ten years.

Under interrogation in front of a TV audience, a tearful and distressed Tanya, now 12, later indicated she had also been forced to have sex around the time she conceived with someone else, a member of her own family.

"I won't talk because this person is in this studio," she said clutching her baby and refusing to identify him as she walked past the three "suspects".

Tanya will this week be confronted with the truth - which she has tried to hide because she is "afraid".





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President Buhari, Others In Niger Republic For ECOWAS Single Currency Talks (Photos)


West African countries' leaders are in Niamey, Niger Republic, for talks on the proposed single currency for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

The Nigerian president, Mr Muhammadu Buhari, is at the meeting which is the 4th of the Presidential Task Force of ECOWAS.

President Buhari travelled with some Nigerian delegates - the Governor of Central Bank, Mr Godwin Emefiele, Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun and other top government officials.

The idea for a common tender for West African region was first proposed nearly 20 years ago, but the region is yet to reach a common ground on the currency.

The decision was reached by the heads of state of 15 member countries at a summit of the ECOWAS, the region's economic commission, in Lome, Togo in 1999.

Its achievement has been set for 2020, but the union is striving to overcome scepticism about the prospects of this coming to pass.

The Eco is the proposed name for the common currency that the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) plans to introduce in the framework of ECOWAS.

The proposed date for introduction has been shifted at least 4 times before and this has posed questions about how much willing the leaders are to push for the actualisation of the currency.

Will 2020 see the introduction of the currency?





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Famous Wrestler, Power Uti Arraigned For Killing Wife, Locking Up Corpse To Decompose


Former wrestling champion, John Eke Uti popularly known as Power Uti, was on Tuesday brought before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly killing his wife, Toyin.

The 55 year old Uti, was arraigned before Magistrate Bola Folarin-Williams on a two-count of murder and disrespect of corpse.

After going through the case file, Magistrate Folarin-Williams said she did not see anything both in the accused’s statement and in the police investigations to show that the accused killed his wife and quashed the remand application brought by the police.

She, therefore, admitted the accused to a bail of N500,000 with two responsible sureties in like sum, who must be blood relations and also work with reputable organisations.

She directed that the case file should be duplicated and a copy forwarded to the State Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice. Earlier, Sgt. Jimah Iseghede, the prosecutor, had told the court that the accused committed the offences on Oct. 10 about 10.25 p.m. at No. 17, Oremeji St., Ilupeju, Lagos.

He alleged that the accused beat his wife, Toyin, 38, to death and abandoned the corpse in a room to decompose. John Eke Uti, a former world wrestling champion, was first taken to Ilupeju Police Station before being transferred to the State Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department for further investigation.

The offences contravened Sections 165(a) and 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. If found guilty, the accused faces a death sentence. The case has been adjourned until Nov. 15.

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Two Women Who Assassinated North Korean Leader's Brother Escorted To Airport (Pics)


This is the moment two women on trial for murdering Kim Jong-un's half-brother were escorted by police around the airport where they allegedly poisoned him.

Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong wore bulletproof vests as they were brought in to Kuala Lumpur International Airport along with court officials.

Huong, 29, and Aisyah, 25, are accused of killing Kim Jong-nam on February 13 by rubbing the nerve agent VX on his face in a Cold War-style hit that stunned the world.

Huong appeared unwell midway through the site visit while Siti Aisyah broke down in tears.

Both women were then provided wheelchairs with prosecutors saying it was due to the weight of their protective clothing.





At one point the two suspects were put in wheelchairs with prosecutor Fairuz Johari saying it was because they were tired due to the weight of their protective clothing.


About 200 police, many armed with rifles and wearing masks, fanned out as the entourage arrived at the terminal, where a huge pack of journalists was waiting



Doan Thi Huong is one of two women accused of murdering Kim Jong-nam using a nerve agent.




At the airport, the group was first taken to the check-in area where they allegedly smeared the nerve agent in Kim's face.

He died an agonising death within 20 minutes of the attack with a chemical so deadly it is classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations.


The suspects were then taken to a cafe called Bibik Heritage, where Aisyah met a man identified in court as 'Mr Chang' who allegedly wiped a liquid on her hands before she carried out the attack.


The group headed to the clinic where Kim was taken after the attack and then to a taxi stand, where the women went after the alleged murder.

They also visited a toilet where one of the women had headed after the attack, and walked through a shopping area.

The women were put into wheelchairs at one point during the visit, with prosecutor Fairuz Johari saying it was because they were tired due to the weight of the bulletproof vests.


The prosecutor said the group had traced the routes taken by Huong, Aisyah and Kim on the day of the murder.
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The women, who were arrested a few days after the assassination and face death by hanging if convicted, have pleaded not guilty to murdering the estranged half-brother of Kim Jong-Un.

The assassination sparked a fierce row between Malaysia and North Korea, which the South says ordered the hit, an allegation Pyongyang denies.

However, four other unidentified suspects still at large are accused in the charge sheet of committing the murder with the women.

Four North Koreans fled Malaysia on the day of the killing.

The visit was aimed at giving the judge and others involved in the case a better idea of how events unfolded on the day of the murder, according to lawyers. Such crime scene visits often take place in Malaysian criminal trials.

Their lawyers claim they are scapegoats who were tricked into carrying out the murder and a witness has testified it was possible that the other suspects on the charge sheet could have administered the VX on Kim before he arrived at the airport.



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Photos: Yoruba Actress Dies Days After Child Birth


A yoruba actress, Funke Abisogun Al-Hassan has died few days after given birth. Her husband, Taofiq Alhassan had earlier celebrated the arrival of their bundle of joy on instagram few days ago, only for their movie producer friend, Tunde Olayusuf to break the sad news yesterday that Funke was no more. May her soul rest in peace. #Naija.

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Man Who Jumped Into Lagoon Came From Ondo


The body of Mr. Oluseye Adekunle, who jumped into the Lagos Lagoon on Friday was, yesterday, recovered by the State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA). The Managing Director of the Lagos State Waterways Authority, (LASWA) Damilola Emmanuel, said; “The deceased lived in Ondo State. He came to Lagos for a church programme. His body has been retrieved. It’s now left for the police to carry out further investigations. Our advice to Nigerians, especially Lagosians, is that the present circumstance in the country doesn’t warrant suicide. No matter what happens, people
shouldn’t take their lives. On our part, we will intensify monitoring of the waterways to avert such recurrence of incident.”

The family members of the deceased are said to be in shock over his death.

Emmanuel said that the state might consider installation of more CCTV on the bridge and under bridges with a view to monitoring the waterways.
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Scott Threatens To 'Beat Up' Kourtney's New Flame


Scott Disick was shown threatening to 'beat up' Kourtney Kardashian's young model boyfriend Younes Bendjima as they started dating in a new trailer for next week's episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Reading out a text message in scenes set to air next week, she revealed: 'He's like ''Your little friend is going to get beat up''.'

Sunday's entire episode also showed Kourtney growing increasingly concerned for Scott's health. The mother of three became worried after repeated phone calls from his friends telling her he was in a bad
way while she was out of town on a bonding trip.

Kourtney said she was concerned about Scott making it to his next birthday, but was reluctant to give him attention.

I'm trying to break the cycle of always being there,' Kourtney said during a confessional.

She also told sister Khloe: 'I don't want the kids to see him like this.'

Kourtney added: 'We've been in the same pattern, even though we're not together, for 10 years plus and if there was something I could do to help Scott – help his situation or his addiction – I would do it in a heartbeat, but I've learned that it's beyond my control and I've accepted that.'

Kim, hoping to put Kourtney's mind at rest, went to check on Scott, but after commenting that he could see her breasts through her top he insisted there was nothing to worry about.

'You can tell Kourtney have a good weekend and rest assured that I'm fine,' he said
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Photo Of Kogi Director Who Committed Suicide After Welcoming Triplets Emerge


Above is believed to be the photo of a Director at Kogi State Teaching Service Commission, 54-year old Edward Soje,  who committed suicide few days after his wife of 17 years welcomed a set of triplets.

According to reports, he got frustrated because he wasn't paid for several months by the State Government. The state Government released a statement shorty after the reports clarifying their stand
with Soje, but admitted he was being owned salaries. RIP Soje!
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Police To Pay Evans’ Brother-In-Law N2m - Court


The Federal High Court in Lagos this morning entered judgment against the Nigeria Police Force in the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by one Mr. Okwuchukwu Obiechina said to be the brother-in-law of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans.

According to Punch, Justice Mohammed Idris, in a judgment on Monday, declared Obiechina’s arrest and detention and constitutional, holding that the remand order which the police claimed to have
obtained from a magistrates’ court was invalid.

Apart from ordering the police to immediately release Obiechina unconditionally or charge him to
court if they have any case against him, the court also awarded N2m damages in his favour against the police.

Justice Idris ordered the police to tender a public apology to Obiechina to be published in two national dailies.
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38 Women Accuse ANOTHER Hollywood Director Of Sexual Assaults


In the wake of the revelations about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual assault, more than 30 women have come forward with their own stories of sexual abuse at the hands of another Hollywood director.

Movie director, James Toback, has been accused by 38 women of framing meetings as interviews or auditions, but they would quickly turn sexual.

According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, on several occasions Toback would invite women, usually in their 20s, to his hotel room where he would dry-hump them or masturbate in front of them,
ejaculating into his pants or onto their bodies and then walk away.

Starr Rinaldi, who was an aspiring actress, told the Times that she was approached by Toback 15 years ago in Central Park.

'He always wanted me to read for him in a hotel or come back to his apartment, like, 'How serious are you about your craft?'

'And the horrible thing is, whichever road you choose, whether you sleep with him or walk away, you're still broken,' Rinaldi said. 'You have been violated.'

The majority of the women who spoke to the Times recall Toback, now 72, telling them that he could make them stars and all they needed to do was 'trust him'.

During these alleged counters, Toback would name-drop Hollywood stars who he had at the time worked with in order to intrigue the women.
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Hair Just Like His Grandad! Check Out Donald Trump's Newest Grand Son...


President Donald Trump's newest grandson hasn't just inherited his grandfather's famous surname. It seems Eric Luke - the one-month-old son of Eric and Lara - has also adopted Trump's head of hair.

The President's daughter-in-law has shared a cute snap of little Luke on Instagram showing off his light-colored locks.

Her followers were however quick to point out the similarities to his grandfather. 'Grandpa's hair is
awesome,' one person wrote, while another said: 'He has his grandfather's hair! #NextTrumpPresident.'

The tiny baby's blonde hair is already a talking point within the family. During an interview with Ainsley Earhardt on Fox & Friends, Lara proudly gushed about Luke.  He's a great baby, he really does not cry that much, he's so sweet... and he has a lot of hair!'.
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Thousands Gather In Malta To Demand Justice For Slain Journalist Killed In A Car Bomb


Several thousand Maltese citizens rallied on Sunday to demand justice for an investigative journalist killed by a car bomb last Monday.

The Prime Minister and opposition leader, who were chief targets of Daphne Caruana Galizia's reporting did not attend the rally in Malta's capital, Valleta.

The demonstrations in Valletta were organised by the group Civil Society Network after the car bombing killed anti-corruption blogger Caruana Galizia, 53, in a murder that shocked the
Mediterranean island.

Caruana Galizia spent much of the last few years reporting on Maltese links to the Panama Papers leaks.

Some of those present at the protest carried placards or wore T-shirts with the last words written by Caruana Galizia, minutes before she was killed: 'There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate.'



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Is It Right To Abandon Kids You Raised When You Discover They Are Not Yours?


Here's an early debate from these twitter users. One thinks the man is a piece of shit if he dares abandon them, why the other thinks he shouldn't be judged if he abandons them.

Are you with Hoejack or with Shoes & Sneakers?? Their names tho...

Who are you with?
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How ATM & Mobile Phone Thieves Defraud Unsuspecting Nigerians (Must Read)


This might be a caveat to many. If you are one of those who carry their banks on their hands, then this might interest you.

If you have a high-level passion for Internet banking, or you have your bank accounts wired straight into your cell phone, then you better be careful. If you also go about with your Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards in your pockets all the time, and make several visitations to the ATM as soon as you’re low on cash, this might also be a piece of warning.

There are lots of thieves out there targeting your cell phones and ATM cards. If you misplace any of them these days, you might be in trouble. They will have access to your bank account and proceed to
drain everything in it to the last kobo. Many who have fallen prey to them in recent times are still sulking. In one fell swoop, the fraudsters swindled them of all the money they had toiled for. When the thieves steal cell phones, they use them to access the bank accounts of their victims.


Then they use the money to buy airtime for themselves and later, like Father Christmas, dish out the excess to their friends and loved ones. When they grab ATM cards, they change the pins and proceed to withdraw every kobo their victims have, leaving them with nothing but grief. No doubt, one of technology’s new gifts to humanity is Internet banking.

This ingenuity unarguably has been revolutionary – a radical departure from those banking ways of old, those days when accounts could only be domiciled in one branch. Accounts holders must carry passbooks about town, queuing inside banking halls, clutching their tally numbers while agonising for hours unending. All that is now a fairy tale. Innovations in the banking sector have quickened things. With a mere press of a single icon on your cell phone, you can transfer millions of cash across several hundreds of kilometres. Now, you don’t need to carry tons of cash on you anymore. Indeed, without doubt, things have radically changed for the better.


“But the more we have this technology-driven, banking, the more they tend to pop up fresh challenges which also threaten our existence.” This was the lamentation of Gerald, a man in Lagos who had his three ATM cards stolen recently and his entire live earnings wiped out by a callous thief. He said: “I maintain three bank accounts and have ATM cards attached to each. I always lodge the three cards in a pouch, which I carry about to help me make easy transactions.

“Nearly three weeks ago, I was on my way to Shomolu to transact a business. I stopped over at a bank in Yaba where I made some transactions. But I never knew how the pouch containing all my ATM cards slipped off. “Because I had a printing job that I must deliver early the next day, I could not go home. So I headed straight to my office to join the rest of my staff. “Shortly after midnight, I began receiving debit alerts. They were pouring in, in torrents.

I was alarmed. When I checked my phone, I discovered that the alerts were coming from all the three accounts. I watched helplessly as each account went down to zero kobo. All the transactions were carried out at an old generation bank on Agege Motor Road. “The fellow who picked up my pouch had waited till midnight because he discovered that I had made maximum withdrawals for the day before from two of my accounts. Perhaps he targeted to make the withdrawals simultaneously, leaving me no chance of blocking any of the accounts. “That was how he brought me to ground zero. Till this moment, it’s difficult for me to believe that it happened,” he lamented.

More pathetic were the woes of this young lady, Oby. She had completed her national service two years before now. She stayed at home without a job until recently. Two months ago, she secured a marketing job at one of the new generation banks with office in Ikeja. It was probably not her dream job, but she had to pick it anyway. The pay was not fantastic. For one whole month, she received no pay. So she had to use the money she had wisely. At the end of August, she was paid her salary which turned out to be her first earning ever. The money was lodged in the account she had opened with her employers.

She had received the alert late; she had to go home to inform her parents about her pay and ask for their blessings before making any withdraws. That night, she was elated that at last, she now had money to withdraw from. But she celebrated early. According to her, the moment she boarded the bus, a young man hopped in and sat beside her. Then, somewhere in the course of the journey, her phone rang. She took the call. Thereafter, she could not tell how she misplaced the set. Not until she got home. She sought for it to no avail. She called her number but it had been switched off. She didn’t suspect that the worse was yet to come. In painful tones, she told the rest of the story. “When I got to the office the next morning, I narrated the incident to my colleagues.

There and then, one of them promptly advised me to proceed to block my bank account before it was too late. “When I went to lodge the complaint, a check revealed that everything in the account had been used to purchase airtime. ‘But you have used your money to purchase airtime,’ the lady said. ‘What were you doing with that much airtime?’”
Oby recalled that she wept like a baby when she was told the unpalatable story. Every kobo in her new account was gone. She was distraught and rightly so.
“But that was not the end of the story,” she said. “After defrauding me, the fellow scrolled through my contacts. He rang my father and told him that he retrieved my phone. He asked him to either come to no specific address at Mile 2 or ask me to and pick the phone.”
A man who identified himself simply as Tony said having learnt the antics of the fraudsters, all he had been doing was to delete his account balance after every transaction. “I no longer take chances,” he said.
“Each time I receive a bank transaction alert, I memorise the account balance before deleting it. For me, that’s a better thing to do it.” Chizoba Ikenwa, an Internet Communication Technology (ICT) expert attested that it was very much possible for fraudsters to swindle people using their ATM cards. “It once happened to my uncle in the early days of the ATM card.One fateful Friday evening, he began receiving multiple alerts until all the money he had in his account was gone. He was advised by his bank to complain to the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN).

He did so several times but nothing came out of it. “But the idea of Bank Verification Number (BVN) which was introduced by the CBN tried to check the fraud to a little extent, same for the maximum daily withdrawal from ATM. But all that has not largely helped. “Fraudsters don’t require your pin to assess your money using your ATM card.

Some of them have this software that can crack the system. It is easy. “You must recall that right at the back of every ATM card, there are three-digit number, name of the card and its expiry date. With these data, fraudsters can go to online portals to buy things. “Quite frankly, ATMs in Nigeria are not secured. The system has lots of pitfall.

And so, if one loses his or her card, the right thing to do is to call the bank to block the card and deny whoever gets it access. “If the loss happens on a weekend, one can call the customer service department immediately. There is always a number to call but the problem is that banks have not created enough awareness around these numbers.“Even where the awareness has been made, don’t forget that many Nigerians are largely ignorant of such.

Imagine a market woman losing her card. She might not be able to contact the bank until all her money is gone.” He disclosed that sometimes some individuals help fraudsters to defraud them. “If you are around an ATM point, and you invite a stranger to help you sort out an issue, you might be creating an opportunity for them to defraud you. As the fraudster is helping you, he can memorise your card number and one or two other details about it and then go on to clone your card. Using a fake ATM, he can access your money. That is simple,” he warned.

Source: PUNCH
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British Man Jailed In Dubai For Touching Another Man's Hip Freed After Emirate's Ruler Intervenes


A British man who was sentenced to three months' imprisonment in Dubai for touching another man's hip has today had the charges against him dropped.

Jamie Harron, 27, from Stirling, was sentenced in his absence for public indecency in the Middle Eastern country yesterday.

The electrician had been working in Afghanistan and was on a two-day stopover in the United Arab
Emirates when he was arrested in July.

He said he put his hand on businessman Emad Tabaza's hip to avoid spilling a drink in a crowded bar. His accuser dropped the complaint, but local prosecutors decided to proceed with the case.

Now the vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, has exonerated Harron, according to the group Detained in Dubai.

Harron is now free to leave the country after having his passport returned, they added.

Radha Stirling, who works for Detained in Dubai, said: 'The cases against him have been dismissed, and the sentence imposed by the court yesterday has been nullified.

'We wish to express our deepest gratitude to Sheikh Mohammed for his personal intervention in this case, and for exonerating Jamie at long last.
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Ewedu Soup Wipes Out Entire Police Officer’s Family In Kaduna [Photos]


\People in Dushai village along the Kagoro-Manchok road, in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State are gripped by grief and wondering how a local staple vegetable, jute, (and known among the Yoruba of Southwest Nigeria as ewedu and called rama in Southern Kaduna), which they have been using to make soup for centuries could have caused the death of a whole family in their community.

The family five, including an unborn baby, as well as two domestic dogs, perished the next day after consuming a meal made with the vegetable. The dead were identified as ex-police inspector, Peter
Dauda, 43, his expectant 35-year-old wife, Dorothy, nine-year-old son, Godwin and six-year-old daughter, Patience.

Sunday Sun learnt from a member of the community that the family had enjoyed their meal prepared with jute one night and went to bed. They woke up hale and hearty. Meanwhile before turning in that night, the used portion of the jute was spread on a container overnight. In the evening of that day, it was used to make a fresh pot of soup.


With no premonition, the family ate the soup went to bed, but never woke up again. The sumptuous vegetable soup allegedly killed them.

Narrating the sad incident, President of Dushai Community Development Association, Mr. Daniel Duniya Bosan said,

    “The family had prepared and eaten the jute leaves in the evening of Wednesday, September 6, 2017 and went to bed without any problem. But the remaining leaves were spread on a container and preserved for consumption the following day.

    “Trouble started on Thursday, September 7, shortly after they had eaten the vegetable soup. All the family members started complaining of stomach aches the following day, which was Friday, and neighbours rushed them to nearby hospital.

    “The jute leaves was suspected to have been laced with a poisonous substance by unknown persons. The first family member to die was their six-year-old daughter, Patience, who gave up the same Friday, while Dorothy, Godwin and their father, Inspector Dauda, died on Saturday, September 9.”

The community leader said the whole village was thrown into mourning when news of the death of the family in suspicious circumstances was broken to them.

He described late Inspector Dauda as a hardworking and peace loving man who contributed in no small way to the development of Dushai community by preaching unity and love among the people.

Saddened by the news of the family’s death, Kaduna State Deputy Governor Barnabas Bantex paid a condolence visit to the community.

While in the community, Bantex appealed for calm, particularly from the youths and urged them shun any rumour relating to the death of members of the family.

    “I am appealing to you to shun any rumour relating to the death of this family members because such rumour is capable of escalating the already charged atmosphere in your community,” Bantex said.  Bantex who hails from Kaura Council Area was accompanied on the condolence visit by top government functionaries as well as the sole administrators of Zango and Kaura councils.

The Deputy Governor used the opportunity to call on all communities in Southern Kaduna to assist government in sustaining the relative peace being enjoyed in the area.

In his reaction to the death of the family of five, Anglican Bishop of Kafanchan Diocese, Reverend Markus Dogo condoled the community and appealed to the people, “to commit everything to God and continue in fervent prayers for God to avert such incident future.”

Ewedu, also known as Jute leaf, is one of the most popular vegetables among the Yoruba people of the Southwestern part of Nigeria. However, it is also eaten among other tribes of the country. It is usually eaten with starchy foods like amala, eba, pounded yam and semovita.

Ewedu is a very good source of fibre, vitamins and minerals. It is low in calories and this makes it an excellent option for people that are trying to lose weight. Also, it serves as a source of lignin, an important raw material used in the textile industries.

Culled: Sunday Sun
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2019: Sule Lamido Writes PDP, Declares Intention To Run For President


A former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has written to inform members of the Peoples Democratic Party of his decision to seek the party’s flag in the next presidential election.

According to a report by Vanguard newspaper on Monday, Mr. Lamido said in his letter that all the party needs to reposition Nigeria is to take over power in 2019 and bring the country back to the path of recovery.

Lamenting that the nation has departed from the dreams of the PDP founding fathers, Mr. Lamido
said the PDP needs to lead the nation back to a brighter future.

“Today, 57 years after the independence of our dear country, can we in all sincerity claim to have achieved the dream of our founding fathers? Where did we fail and from where did we begin to fail? Nigeria with its natural endowment and human capacity cannot be forgiven for being otherwise.

“We cannot even demonstrate our ability and capacity to meet domestic, regional and global challenges which currently seems to overwhelm us. The PDP will and must lead the nation back into a bright, progressive, and innovative future,” the former governor wrote.

Mr. Lamido said “the PDP must rekindle in Nigeria a new hope, a nation of united people with a common and assured destiny” and that the country must demonstrate its “confidence, tenacity, ability and capability to address our domestic regional and global challenges that confront us.”

“It is against this background that I offer myself to vie for the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2019 if my party finds me worthy to fly its flag. I am no means claiming to be the only capable material, any PDP member given the trust and support can fly our flag, and I expect many more aspirants will express the desire to run.

“My hope and prayer is that at the end of all the process which I hope will be open, fair transparent and credible is to give Nigeria in 2019 a candidate who will lead the party and Nigeria. This is because there is no alternative to PDP in 2019, it will be a defining moment in the Nigerian political evolution.

“Our imperfect union as a federation should not be an excuse for our legendary failure which appears to have found vent in the call for restructuring, a union of multi-ethnic multi-lingual and multi-religious can certainly task the best of human capacities, but that is precisely the challenge and how to work on it and build a nation of people of a common destiny, and this is where the PDP must raise to the challenge.

“The starting point is where the PDP began in 1998 and critical to it is creating an open environment in which every Nigerian must not only been seen to be, but must be an equal stakeholder and therefore restoring trust and faith in our shared union and this PDP was able to achieve in its first four years,” Mr. Lamido said in the letter.
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Graphic Photos: Soldiers Pose With Dead Bodies Of Alleged Boko Haram Members


According to couple of reports online, above are photos of Nigerian soldiers posing with dead boko haram members.
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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player Of The Year Award


Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year at a star-studded ceremony in London today.

The Portuguese forward, who won last year’s inaugural award, fired Real Madrid to the La Liga title and scored 12 goals as the Spanish giants won the Champions League.Big congrats to him.
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