Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Nigeria has more enslaved people than any country in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Global Slavery Index 2016, released on Tuesday, has revealed.
The survey, conducted in 167 countries across the world by anti-modern slavery organisation, Walk Free Foundation, revealed that there are 875,500 people living in slavery in Nigeria.
The survey said of the 45.8 million people living in slavery in the world, 13.6 percent (6,228,800) are in Africa.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (873,100 people) and Ethiopia (411,600 people) have the second and third largest numbers of people living in slavery sub-Saharan Africa respectively.

Why Ben Murray-Bruce was blocked from greeting Buhari – Senators

The senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Ben Murray-Bruce, was ruffled by presidential security detail during a dinner with the president Monday night because he breached “elementary protocol”, his colleagues present at the event said.
An infuriated Mr. Murray-Bruce had shortly after the feast taken to his Twitter page to protest the way he was treated, suggesting that the action was meted out to him because of his criticism of Mr. Buhari’s policies.
“I was at the Presidential Villa today. Went to the President’s table. DSS wouldn’t allow me greet him but let another Senator greet him!” Mr. Bruce tweeted.

The Queen turns cover girl! as she stuns on Vanity Fair June Summer Edition

The Queen has landed a starring role in the latest issue of Vanity Fair - by appearing as its cover girl for the second time.
Her Majesty appears on the front of the magazine's summer edition which hits UK newsstands on Friday, in a colourful image shot by acclaimed fashion photographer Annie Leibovitz.

How strange woman led me to fake prophet, duped me of N3m in Bayelsa – Rtd. ASP

A retired Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, Mr. Christopher Igwe has disclosed how he was duped by a false prophet by giving out his entire N3m retirement benefits.
Igwe, who served in the police force for 35 years, recalled that his main job was apprehending criminals, including suspected fraudsters, adding that he never thought he could one day be fleeced of his money by anyone.
“Unfortunately and surprisingly, it happened to me,” the retired ASP told the Sun.
“I was swindled of my N3 million retirement benefits by a man of God, the General Overseer of the Prophetic Light Ministry in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, 22-year-old Prophet, Diepreye Samuel.

If we're faced with same situation we'd shoot the gorilla again- Zoo Director says

The director of the Cincinnati Zoo where a rare gorilla was shot and killed on Saturday after a 4-year-old boy slipped into its enclosure has said if put in the same situation again, he will kill the animal to protect the life of the child despite outcries from Animal rights activists, lawyers & wildlife conservationists over how the animal was shot.
Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard said he stands by the decision to kill 17-year-old silverback Harambe to save the child. 
According to Maynard, those criticizing the zoo officials for killing the animal "don't understand silverback gorillas," Maynard said in a news conference on Monday. And, they were not there when it was time to make the crucial decision.

Man and his wife burnt to death at their home in Benue (Viewers Discretion Advised )

In the early hours of Saturday May 28th, unknown gunmen raided the house of a man named Joseph Msen Akosu and killed him with his wife after which they were burnt beyond recognition.

This took place at Abinsi, Guma LGA of Benue State. The cause of this brutality isn't clear yet but speculations have it that it was as a result of land disputes between the Tivs.

Monster alligator stuns golfers by casually strolling across Florida golf course

 Golfers in Palmetto, Florida, could be forgiven for thinking they had stumbled off the course and into Jurassic Park at the weekend.
While playing a typical Sunday game at Buffalo Creek Golf Course, Charles Helms was able to get a video of a monster alligator casually strolling across the course.
The dinosaur-like gator looked even bigger when another man came into the frame to take a picture - but apparently he is quite a regular sight in the area. 

Army explains why it attacked protesting MASSOB, IPOB members

The Nigerian Army has explained that its troops, alongside other security agencies, invoked the extant Rules of Engagement by acting in self-defence as well as in defence of lives and property when it shot dead about five members of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, and Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Monday.
The pro-Biafra activists were killed as they marched to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the declaration of the defunct Biafra Republic by late leader of the old Eastern region, Odumegwu Ojukwu, but the Army claimed that the MASSOB and IPOB members launched an attack on peace loving populace as well as security agencies while marking the first anniversary of the democratically elected government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

What killed Abacha also killed Abiola, I have video evidence against Yoruba people – Al-Mustapha

A former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, Monday, said he would soon open up on what actually killed his boss and the acclaimed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief Bashorun MKO Abiola.
Al-Mustapha said he would unveil the untold story of how the duo died in his new book, Mustapha’s Memoirs, which, according to him, is still being worked on.

Al-Mustapha, who addressed journalists in Lagos yesterday, said one thing killed his boss and the late MKO.

Buhari inherited ‘heavy baggage’ from Jonathan – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka has said it would take time for President Muhammadu Buhari to heal the injuries inflicted on Nigeria by former president, Goodluck Jonathan.
According to Soyinka, the immediate past government left a “heavy baggage” and “burden” that may take a while to tackle.
He spoke in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The literary icon was scheduled to speak at a public lecture on the theme: “Politics, Culture and the New Africa.”

I pity Lai Mohammed – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed pity for the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who has to painstakingly explain all government’s policies to Nigerians.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja, the President said he and his Ministers were working round the clock to deliver promises he made during the electioneering campaign.
Buhari said, “One of the men I pity is Lai Mohammed. Everyday he is on TV explaining our performance or lack of it.

News Dino Melaye gives more details of how gunmen allegedly tried to kidnap, assassinate him

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West, has given more insight into how he escaped from gunmen who attacked him in Gwagwalada. Th...