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Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has told youths of the state that it is better to be thieves than to smoke weed.
He made this statement while briefing the people of his state on his development plans for the community. While emphasizing the dangers of smoking weed, Okorocha reminded them that smoking weed is still illegal and the law will go after anyone who is involved in the business.
Speaking in Igbo, Okorocha said: "A law has been declared in the state that everything that has to do with smoking weed has to stop. Weed has killed my children in Imo State.

A 12-year-old housemaid from Imo State, simply identified as Benita, has narrated how her uncle one Chigozie Osuocha raped her five times.
Benita was arrested at Mile 2 area of Lagos by officers of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command after alighting from a commercial bus from Olodi Apapa trying to board another bus to Maza Maza.
The Rapid Response Squad officers on sighting her with two children, aged between 6 and 4 years invited her for questioning.
Upon interrogation, Benita told the police she was running away with her uncle’s sons.
She said the brought her to Lagos to assist his wife domestically, but sexually abused her.
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The National Chairman of Fulbe (Fulani) Development Association of Nigeria (FULDAN), Malam Ahmad Usman Bello, has declared that they cannot be defeated by any ethnic group in the country.
Bello made the remarks while speaking with Saturday Tribune in Kano, amid the widespread outcry against the murderous activities of Fulani herdsmen in Benue, Plateau and Taraba states and many other parts of the country.
Jay Z and Beyonce might seem like the coolest parents around, but they still manage to embarrass Blue Ivy.
The precocious six-year-old took charge at the Grammys on Sunday night and ordered her famous mom and dad to chill out.
With a steely gaze, and a nonchalant 'calm down' hand gesture, she immediately brought them to heel as they clapped enthusiastically at her side.


A doctor who killed his nine-year-old daughter in a horror high-speed crash which 'sounded like a bomb going off' was today jailed for four years.
Chizoro Edohasim, 47, was travelling at 60mph as he desperately tried to get the young girl and her sister to a maths lesson on time.
A court heard that he was rushing so quickly to get Olivia and her sister Eva, 11, to a tutor his Toyota Auris went through a red light at full throttle and ploughed into a wall. 
Olivia - who was sitting in the back seat with her seatbelt on - suffered fatal back injuries in the impact, which was described by one witness as 'like a bomb going off'.
A witness also described Dr Edohasim, from Timperley, near Altrincham, Greater Manchester, was driving 'like a lunatic' on May 7, 2016. 
He was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
The injuries he suffered in the incident left him in a wheelchair and he was today jailed for four years and was disqualified from driving for five years.

Minshull Street Crown Court heard from witnesses who said that his driving was irresponsible and dangerous after he was seen driving his car at high speed overtaking other vehicles and causing oncoming traffic to take evasive action.
Edohasim denied the charge and said that his brakes had failed during the incident in May 2016. 
The car was examined by experts and data downloaded revealed that the car was at 100 per cent acceleration and the brakes were off at the time of the collision. 
The trial had heard that he overtook a car on the wrong side of the road, with the other driver forced to slam on his brakes. 
Although Music crooner Baddosneh known as Olamide has explained severally that his latest smash hit song "Science Students" is aimed at fighting drug abuse, the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has slammed a Not-To-Be-Broadcast (NTTB) warning on the song.

The warning was served to all radio and television stations last week. Confirming the news, NBC’s Head of Public Affairs Hajia Maimuna Jihada told Tribune that the song was not out-rightly banned but prohibited from being played on local stations for public consumption.

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A 46-year-old mother of four was safely rescued on Thursday six days after she was kidnapped in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
Mrs Adeola Dawodu, wife of a Shell staff, was rescued by the Department of State Services and the Nigerian Army.
Dawodu was kidnapped by a men in army camouflage alongside her 20-year-old and three-year-old daughters on their way home from a vigil service.
"I left my church, Foursquare Gospel Church, Rumuobiakani, around 5 a.m. on January 20 after a vigil service. I drove through Okporo Road and headed to my residence at RD road," she recalled.
Google has honoured former Nigerian coach and player, Stephen Keshi, with a doodle on its search engine page for Nigerian loggers.
The honour came on Keshi’s 56th birthday. Keshi died suddenly in Benin on 7 June, in 2016, to the shock of his compatriots.

He was born in Azare, Bauchi. But his parents hailed from Delta state. Keshi was educated at Saint Finbarr’s College in Akoka, Lagos and Saint Gregory’s College. His wife of 30 years, Kate Aburime had died six months before his own death.

Tennis star Serena Williams is secretly making plans to wed the millionaire entrepreneur father of her baby daughter in a romantic ceremony in New Orleans, DailyMailTV can exclusively reveal.
New mom Serena and Reddit co-founder fiancé Alexis Ohanian took a private jet day trip from her Florida home to meet with their wedding planner in the Big Easy early Monday morning.



Lupita Nyong'o is the latest in a long list of women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment - claiming he tried to undress in front of her, and once told her that to be in the business she had to be 'willing to do this kind of thing.' 
The 34-year-old said she met the disgraced Hollywood mogul in 2011 at an awards ceremony in Berlin while she was in her final year at the Yale School of Drama. 
Nyong'o wrote about her experiences with Weinstein in The New York Times, saying that after six years of shelving the encounter she decided to come out with her story.

She said she was still trying to break into the industry when she met Weinstein at the awards ceremony, and so she asked a female producer about him. 
A male nurse has been arrested after being caught having sex with a patient who had just died from lung problems by her astonished husband.
The pervert received a beating from the grief-stricken partner before being handed over to police in the Bolivian capital La Paz.
He was named locally last night as Grover Macuchapi, 27, and is now facing prosecution on charges of profaning a corpse and obscene acts.

Police chief Douglas Uzquiano said the unsavoury incident happened on Monday night around an hour after the female patient died at Hospital de Clinicas in La Paz and was
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Anthony Joshua's mother has given a rare interview about raising the heavyweight champion of the world, in which she calls her son 'a blessing'.
The boxer's mother Yeta Odusanya, 51, recalled her astonishment when one of Joshua's early trainers told her that her son would one day be the champion of the world, and how she thought to herself: 'What is he talking about?' 
With visible pride, Yeta told how much he 'inspires' everyone in her family, not just the younger generation.
A woman who suffered 18 miscarriages after her own body rejected her pregnancies has finally become a mother at 48.
Louise Warneford and her husband, Mark, 55, from Swindon in England, tried everything to have children. Over 16 years, they endured countless rounds of IVF, which cost around £80,000, before a specialist finally found the reason behind her miscarriages.
In 2010, she gave up on her dreams of having more kids. However, determined to find out what was wrong with her body for peace of mind, Louise decided to find a clinic who could finally diagnose her fertility problem. The breakthrough came when doctors identified that she had "killer cells" which meant her own body was destroying her embryos. The couple agreed to have one final try after a doctor told them a donor embryo might be successful. Fortunately, it worked and Louise gave birth to a healthy baby boy, William, at 37 weeks.
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17-year-old Ogechukwu, pictured right, accused her sister's boyfriend of raping her and getting her pregnant sometime in April this year. Ogechukwu's plight was brought to the public by the president of Behind Bars Initiative, Prince Harrison Gwamnishu. LIB reached out to Gwamnishu for details of the case and here is what he told us.

Ogechukwu moved to Lagos last year to live with her sister in the Ojo area of the state. Ogechukwu's sister sells clothes but also pimps girls for some men in the area.  The sister allegedly always wanted to introduce her into her line of business but she couldn't because Ogechukwu was a virgin.
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Michelle Williams was a member of the hottest girl group with singles topping the charts and a world tour in the works.
But she revealed on Wednesday that when Destiny's Child were at the height of their fame, all she felt was depression.
'I was suicidal … and wanted out,' she confessed during an appearance on The Talk on Wednesday.
Williams, 37, said she had started suffering from depression when she was 13 and it lingered throughout her late teens and 20s even as she, Kelly Rowland and Beyonce Knowles hit the big time.
At least seven former workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways died in the last one week while awaiting their severance package from the Federal Government.  

Chairman, Elders Forum of the defunct Nigeria Airways, Mr. Godwin Jibodu, said the pensioners died in abject poverty despite having served the nation well.  He listed names of the deceased persons as Capt. Asuquo, Capt. Akintaju, Capt. Tunde Akinyosade, Capt. Sam Ohioma, and Mr. K. C.  Amah while Mr. T. Bellgam and Mr. Ebenezer Akinbode were down with stroke.  


A prison warder whose photos showing her hugging and kissing an inmate committed suicide on Monday, after the images went viral on social media.


Four pictures showing the unidentified female prison warder from the Losperfontein Correctional Service Centre near Brits in North West posing in uniform with a male prisoner were shared by Facebook and Twitter users yesterday.
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Nigerian Actress and On-Air-Personality, Omotunde Adebowale, popularly known as Lolo1, has compared songs by new generation artistes with that of Nigerian music legends, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Sunny Ade.
According to her, 97 percent of songs released today are meaningless.
She said this while speaking to HipTV, adding that most of the songs do not pass a message and they are not children-friendly.
She said, “If you are looking at the content of music , what will you say you are buying?
’ninety seven percent of it have no meaning.
A Nigerian man, Abraham Omotoso, has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for killing a father of two in the UK.
The 27-year-old stabbed the man on his chest at High Street, Wealdstone.
According to Daily Mail, the victim identified as Mohamed Al-Zufairi took his eight-year-old daughter to buy sweets and was waiting for her outside the shop when Omotoso approached him.
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A serving member of the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, Ekene Uwaoma Martins was on Monday killed by some unknown gunmen in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
The 23-year-old was shot dead around 8.30pm at Ama-wire Junction, while he was returning to his residence, alongside a friend, MacDonald.
Ekene a 2016 graduate of History and International Studies from the Imo State University, Owerri, was serving at Ogun state for his one year National Youths Service Corps programme.