Friday, October 25, 2013

74 ‘suspected’ Boko Haram fighters killed in raid – Nigerian army

Nigeria’s army said Friday it had killed 74 suspected Boko Haram fighters in a raid on insurgent camps in restive Borno state, the latest operation in the military’s bid to crush a four-year Islamist uprising.

“The operations, which involved ground and aerial assault…led to the destruction of the identified terrorists camps, killing 74 suspected militants,” area army spokesman Mohammed Dole said of the Thursday raid in Borno in the northeast, Boko Haram’s stronghold.
The strike targeted two villages in the Mainok local government area, not far from Borno’s capital of Maiduguri, where Boko Haram was founded more than a decade ago.

Video: S-EXUAL HARRASSMENT Display Sparks Social Media Outrage In Saudi Arabia

A video allegedly capturing the minute when a group of men sexually harass feamales in the city of Dhahran, the eastern province of Saudi Arabia, sparked outrage on the social media.

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A New Turn! This is the story of my life...

I enjoyed warm compliments & praises growing up as a child. My exceptional beauty made everyone that saw me take a second look. I had many friends because I was as brilliant and sociable as I was beautiful. I had guys say the same story with sweet words anytime they came around. They all said the same thing as though they had been programmed to do so.
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The Federal High Court Awards Ownership Of $15 Million James Ibori Bribe Money To Federal Government.

The ownership of the $15 miliion that ex-Delta state governor James Ibori allegedly used as a bribe has been awarded to the Federal Government.

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ruled that the Delta state government failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the sum belongs to it.
The Delta state government claimed ownership of the money allegedly given by Mr. Ibori, as bribe to stave-off arrest by former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu.

World's Tallest Dog Dies - R.I.P

Giant George, the world's tallest dog ever has died in the home in Tuscon, Arizona one month before his eighth birthday in accordance with Dailymail.
Passing away surrounded by owners on October 17th, the blue Great Dane measured 43 inches tall from
paw to shoulders and was able to stand seven-feet-three-inches tall on his hind legs.Weighing 245 pounds, George was in reality the runt of his litter when born but grew around be identified by Guinness World Records in 2010 not only because the World's Tallest Dog, but the Tallest Dog Ever.
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Just In: 6 Boko Haram Members Pilgrims Nabbed As They Return From Mecca

Security personnel have arrested three terror suspects at the Maiduguri International Airport. The suspected Boko Haram suspects were said to be returning to the country from Saudi Arabia where they had gone to on the holy pilgrimage.

“The suspected terrorists were among the first batch of pilgrims that returned to Borno from Saudi and  they were arrested by combined team of police, military personnel, immigration and men of the Department of Security services (DSS) at the airport as soon as they arrived, ” a police source in Maiduguri told this agency.

Scientists discover Gold Growing On Trees in Australia?

Their research, published in the journal Nature Communications, suggested plants were absorbing gold particles found around the soils of eucalyptus trees, Dr Lintern explained.
“The eucalypt acts as a hydraulic pump – its roots extend tens of metres in to the
ground and draft water containing the gold.

"Since the gold is likely to be toxic to the plant, it's moved to the leaves and branches where it could be released or shed to the ground.

“The leaves could be properly used in conjunction with other tools as a more cost effective and eco-friendly exploration technique.” Continue Reading..

'300 Americans have the same amount of wealth as their 85 million poorest Americans' - Comedian Russel Brand

Comedian Russell Brand has given one of his most candid interviews, where he admits why he's never voted and never will and called for a revolution to solve the world's problems which sent social media into a spin.

Brand sat down with the BBC’s “Newsnight” to discuss his temporary position as the guest editor of the New Statesman magazine. The conversation began with Jeremy Paxman, a journalist known for his combative and aggressive tone, pressing Brand on why the public should take his opinion seriously when considering the fact that Brand has never voted.

I didn’t predict my death – Kunle Afolayan

Kunle Afolayan,

When it comes to movie production, Kunle Afolayan is known for professionalism, class and creativity. Son of the legendary movie maker, Ade Love, the award winning producer, in this interview with DOYIN ADEOYE talked about his successes, fears and prospects, among other things.
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Lagos determines, investigates suspected resources of cholera

An unnamed female food vendor of African salad, otherwise known as Abacha at Cele Bus-stop junction, suspected to have been the primary source of contamination of the reported cholera cases in Oshodi/Isolo Local Government Area of Lagos, has been identified and is being investigated.

A source in the office of the Lagos State Epidemiology Unit and Disease Control, who preferred anonymity, confirmed that samples of suspected food preparations believed to have been consumed by most of the victims who came down with symptoms of cholera infection in the area, have been obtained for laboratory analysis.

Dino Melaye released !

Following an arrest in Abuja during the protest against Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah; Otunba Dino Melaye, the right activist might have been released. A post on Dino Melaye twitter handle suggests that he has been released. When asked by a number of his twitter followers and fans on his released, he simply answered ‘yes'to the question. Otun Dino Melaye, former house of rep member was arrested yesterday while leading a protest seeking the resignation of Stella Oduah on the alleged N225million bullet proof car scandal rocking the ministry of aviation.Details soon -

Federal Gov. Recovers ₦188Bn From Ghost Workers In 215 Ministries

The Minister of Information and Supervising Minister of Defence, Mr. Labaran Maku, has disclosed that the President Goodluck Jonathan led administration has recovered the sum of N118.9 billion from ghost workers since the beginning of the year.

The minister made the disclosure during a World Press conference held in Abuja, where he stated that about 46,821 ghost workers have so far been identified from 215 Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, with the application of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS.
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Teenage driver crushes toddler in Lagos

When three-year-old Ikeoluwa Olaniyi was playing with her friends in her grandfather’s compound in Ire Akari Estate, Isolo, Lagos, on September 3, 2013, little did she know that death was lurking.
PUNCH Metro learnt that a teenage motorist, Chinyere Wagbaranta, in company with her brother, Chisom, and a police corporal attached to Police Mobile Force 22, Felix Adebayo, in a Mercedes Benz Sports Utility Vehicle, drove into the compound carelessly, hitting the little girl and crushing her skull.
The victim’s grandfather, Adesola Elegbede, who spoke to our correspondent while fighting back tears, said Ikeoluwa was his first grandchild.


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