|Injuries: Mrs Guthrie with her daughter Zara, |
who was bitten three times in the hand as her mother
tried to prise the snake away from her child.
She was treated at hospital but the python’s bites were not venomous
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”
—Martin Luther King, Jnr.
It should be of utmost concern to the indigenes of Enugu State that the peaceful state is gradually drifting into a state of anarchy, following the intrigues playing out on the whereabouts of the state governor, Sullivan Chime. It is obvious now that the absence of Governor Chime for more than four months has truncated the political hierarchy of the state, thereby turning Enugu into a motionless and ungoverned state! Unfortunately, the people of the state have been pretending that all is well, while on the contrary, the state is sitting on the keg of gun powder!
The Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday said the first phase of the state Blue Light Rail project would be completed by June this year(2013). He expressed confidence that Lagosians would start enjoying the services of the lrail project immediately. The first phase would run from Marina and terminated at Okokomaiko area in Ojo Local Government. Fashola spoke during an inspection of ongoing projects in the state which took him and his cabinet members to Orile-Iganmu, Alimosho and Ejigbo areas among others to assess the level of works being done by contractors.
Notorious for his role as a Militant commander in the Niger Delta who led his army of well armed youths against the Nigerian state and made even more famous recently for his volte face in supporting his benefactor, Goodluck Jonathan, Mujahid Asari Dokubo has taking his tantrums to a whole new level by denouncing his Nigerian citizenship.
According to him, “In protest against the inability of Nigeria to grant IJAW REPUBLIC, I have relocated my corporate investments to Benin Republic. Benin is my adopted homeland today”.
President Goodluck Jonathan has again lashed out at ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, describing him as a confused man unstable in his views regarding government’s handing of the protracted Boko Haram insurgency.Mr. Jonathan, who spoke through his spokesperson, Reuben Abati, was reacting to Mr. Obasanjo’s comment in a CNN interview that the president had been deploying excessive force and exploring little or no dialogue in solving the Boko Haram problem.
Three persons sustained varying degree of injuries in separate auto accidents that occurred between Monday night and Tuesday in Ibafo area of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State and Maryland, Lagos respectively. In the accident that occurred on Tuesday at the Maryland end of Ikorodu Road, an official of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and an unidentified person were injured after four vehicles were involved in an accident.
Women in Senegal are taking their quest for beautiful smiles to extreme levels - by tattooing their gums black.Women in the west African country say their ancestors have been doing it for years and claim as well as giving a whiter smile, the procedure also protects the gums and stops bad breath. The procedure was not well known internationally until recently when a video emerged showing a woman called Mariéme who goes under the needle.
Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a Roman Catholic priest and a former Catholic school teacher charged with sexually assaulting a former altar boy.
Four jurors were chosen on the first day of jury selection in the case against the Rev. Charles Engelhardt and Bernard Shero. The case had been spun off from last year's high-profile trial of a church official charged with helping the Philadelphia Archdiocese cover up abuse complaints. Engelhardt, 65, and Shero, 49, have pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting the boy in the late 1990s.
The first certifiably gross item we've heard about this year comes courtesy of Ibrahim Langoo, a 19-year-old student who found what he described as a "wrinkled brain" inside a fried piece KFC chicken at a location in Colchester, Essex in the U.K. According to the Sun, Langoo was attempting to pull the chicken meal from the bone when he found a "horrible wrinkled body" inside:
A police corporal assigned to the Wuse Zone 3 Police Division, Abuja, died on Monday at the National Hospital after rejecting blood transfusion.The husband of the deceased, Emmanuel Timothy, said in an interview, that his wife, Grace, who was a member of the Jehovah Witness, died because her family refused to consent to her having a blood transfusion.
A female cleric with an undisclosed Pentecostal church in Abia State, Prophetess Mrs. Ezelu (other name withheld),, is currently telling police detectives what she knows about the sale of a two-year-old boy that was recently rescued in Ondo State.
The female minister was among the three women and a man that were arrested and paraded by the Abia State Police Command for alleged conspiracy, kidnap and sale of a two-year-old baby boy, Master Prosper Light, from Abia State.
According to a report, the brother of deceased actress Bisi Komolafe has spoken up on her fiancé, Tunde Ijaduola. According to her brother, Bisi Komolafe initially escaped death from her fiance’s current wife when she visited his house in Epe few months before her death. He also revealed how her fiancé squandered all the financial resources the actress labored for and how he forced her to stop her house project in Ibadan.
The Ondo State Chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and its Governorship Candidate, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, have presented 46 lawyers that will prosecute their petitions against Governor Olusegun Mimiko at the Governorship Election Tribunal.
The legal team, headed by Akin Olujinmi, has concluded its physical inspection of the documents used by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct the October 20 Governorship Poll. The findings are expected to be used at the trial of the case.
The presidency has paid nearly N1billion to the family of late President Umaru Yar'Adua, according to an official memo obtained by SaharaReporters. The slush funds were routed through the Katsina state government, the home state of the former president.The payment includes about N150 million to Mrs. Turai Yar'adua, as well as the late president's aged mother, his married daughters, and sons.
Nigerian man, Tony Rholand (pictured above on the right) was stabbed to death by his South African wife, Lungi, at their home in Willims town, Cape Town, South Africa on Tuesday January 1st. The couple, who have a kid together, got into an argument in the early hours of January 1st and before anyone could stop it, Lungi stabbed Tony severally in the stomach. Tony died in the hospital a few hours later. Lungi has been arrested.