Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SSS arrests Nigeria Football Federation chairman, Aminu Maigari

Embattled President of the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, Aminu Maigari has reportedly been arrested by the State Security Service agent in Abuja. Mr Maigari is said to have been arrested today August 26th alongside Musa Amadu the NFF Secretary General and Chris Green, a board member, as proceedings for the General meeting of the NFF began at Chida Hotel in Abuja. Reason for their arrest has not yet been disclosed. Embattled Maigari was recently reinstated as Chairman of the NFF by FIFA after being impeached by the NFF Board members in July.

Grieving brother discovers 'dead' sibling moving inside zipped-up body bag in morgue

54 year old Valdelucio Goncalves (pictured above) was found alive inside a body bag after doctors declared him dead. His grieving younger brother got the shock of his life after he found Valdelucio 'wriggling around' inside a zipped-up body bag in a morgue in Brazil.

Doctors claimed the man had suffered "respiratory and multiple organ failure" and declared him dead a few hours after his family took him to the hospital on Saturday August 23rd. His family then took what they believed was his corpse to the morgue inside the Menandro de Farias General Hospital in Salvador, northeast Brazil.

The next morning Val's brother Walterio was allowed into the morgue to dress his body ready for his funeral later in the day, only to get the shock of his life.

I am no longer a member of APC — Founding member Ikimi

A founding member of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Tom Ikimi, said he had withdrawn his membership of the party. Ikimi, who is a member of the party’s Board of Trustees, said he ceased from being a member of the APC from Wednesday, August 27 (today).
The former minister of external affairs accused some leaders of the party, especially former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, of imposition.

The former chairman of the defunct National Republic Convention said this in a statement he issued in Abuja on Tuesday.  Ikimi, who did not mention the political party he would join next, said that he was studying the other political parties in the country.

8ft 4 inches, World's 'tallest man', Leonid Stadnyk, dies aged 44

 Leonid Stadnyk, considered to be the world's tallest man at 8ft 4 inches has died. He was just 44. The peasant farmer from the Ukrainian village of Podoliantsy, died on Sunday August 24th from the brain haemorrhage after health problems.

In his last interview, Leonid, who wears a  talked on how his height was a curse, why he refused to be measured by the Guinness Book of World Records and also why he refused to get married 

"To me, my height is a curse, a punishment from God, not something to celebrate. What sin I have committed, I do not know. All my life I have dreamed of being just like everyone else. I don't want or need the fame that this would bring so I have no desire to be in this Guinness book.
"I never got married because I don't want to inflict my problems on a wife. I think it would not be fair on her" he said.
At one point, his condition, called giganticism, left him growing at the rate of roughly a foot every 3 years. His feet measured 18 inches in length while his palms were more than a foot in diameter

Nigeria successfully contains Ebola, has only one case left - Health Minister

Minister of Health Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu said today that Nigeria has had the opportunity to lessen the amount of Ebola cases to just one.

At a media briefing held today August 26th in Abuja, Prof. Onyebuchi said only 1 patient out from the 13 confirmed cases in Nigeria continues to be at the Isolation center. He explained five of the infected died while seven have successfully recovered and have now been discharged. He also said two of the nurses who attended to Patrick Sawyer at the First Consultant hospital were discharged yesterday.

Find the minister's statement after the jump...

19 dead as buses fall into Egypt canal

At least 19 people were killed and 12 others wounded when two minibuses collided and fell into an irrigation canal in southern Egypt on early Tuesday, Luxor Security Chief General Montasser Abu Zeid said. As the victims were coming from a wedding, one of the drivers lost control of the wheel when he surprisingly found another speedy bus coming from at the opposite side near Dhabiya village in Luxor’s West Bank, 670 km far from the capital. The strength of the crash pushed the two buses into the canal, Zeid said, noting most of the victims are women and children.

Ebola: FG orders all Schools to resume October 13

The Federal Government on Tuesday ordered that all primary and secondary schools in the country should resume on October 13, 2014 because of the outbreak of Ebola in the country.

The Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau announced the new resumption date after a marathon meeting with all the 36 state Commissioners of Education in Abuja on Tuesday evening.

Shekarau, who briefed journalists after the meeting, said all private schools in the country should also comply with the directive.

Nigeria’s oldest Pastor, Samuel Sadela, dies at age 114

Indications emerged on Tuesday that the Founder and President of the Gospel Apostolic Church, Pa Samuel Sadela, has passed on.

He was aged 114.

Although a senior pastor in the church reportedly claimed that the man described as one of Nigeria’s oldest pastors could still be receiving treatment in a hospital, he was said to have died in the premises of the church in Lagos.

Images: Slain Ferguson teenager, Jordan Brown burried amidst tears

Michael Brown, the 18 year old unarmed black teen who was simply shot dead by way of a white cop, Darren Wilson, on August 9th was laid to rest yesterday August 25th at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St Louis, Missouri. Countless blacks from Missouri and throughout America including Al Sharpton and Rev Jesse Jackson arrived to bid the child farewell.

Enugu Assembly impeaches deputy governor For rearing chicken

Embattled deputy Governor of Enugu state, Sunday Onyebuchi, has been impeached by members of the Enugu state Assembly. The Deputy Governor, who was simply served his impeachment notice on July 22nd, was voted out of office this morning.  Information on his impeachment session continues to be sketchy but it's believed to have been masterminded by Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chine. One of the allegations leveled against Onyebuchi was he was unlawfully rearing chickens in his official residence plus disrespecting the state governor.

President Xi holds welcome ceremony for Zimbabwean President Mugabe

The President of China, the Honorable Xi Jinping, Holds a Welcome Ceremony For the Zimbabwean President, the Honorable Robert Mugabe...  Chinese President Xi Jinping (L front) holds a welcome ceremony for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe before their talks in Beijing, China, Aug. 25, 2014. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)...

Russian President Vladimir Putin & Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, others gather in Minks

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko together with the top leaders of the European Union and the Eurasian Customs Union are to gather in Minsk on Tuesday to discuss the Ukrainian crisis and hold a number of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the event.

“Everyone expects that the Minsk meeting will allow the exchange of opinions on the extent that efforts are on in settling the political process with the goal of settling the crisis in Ukraine,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.
The Minsk talks will mark the first encounter between Putin and Poroshenko since early June when they had an informal conversation while attending the World War II commemoration ceremony in Normandy.

I won’t apologise to defectors, says Oshiomhole

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday said that he would not apologise to former members of the All Progressives Congress in the state who defected to an opposition party.

Oshiomhole, who made this known at the presentation of staff of office to Alhaji Jackson Etokhana as the Oghieavhianwu of Avhianwu, stated that he “will never share the state’s resources, meant for developing the state, to them.”

He added, “So, those who defect because I do not put money in their pockets, let them continue to defect; no apology. Everybody will be remembered when they write the history of politics in Afemai land.”

Is UN a Racist Organization ??? (Must Read)

Africa has more United Nations members than any other continent. All the continents are represented at the level of United Nations Security Council except Africa.
Africa, which accounts for one-third of the membership of the United Nations, is the only continent not represented in the permanent security council category. Africa is a continent that is the main source of raw materials for the developed West without which the industries in the Western countries would shut down. Should Africans have permanent representation at the UN Security Council ? If you answered "yes", then look at the following facts.

Boko Haram: Nigerian military denies claims that 480 soldiers fled to Cameroon

The Nigerian Defense HQ has denied claims that 480 Nigerian soldiers fled to Cameroon after a sustained battle with Boko Haram earlier today at Gamboru-Ngala in Borno state. Find their statement after the Jump...

Nigerian Navy nabs seven with ₦28m stolen diesel

According to Punch, Operatives of the Nigerian Navy, Central Naval Command, have apprehended seven suspects in connection with stolen diesel in Bayelsa State.

The operatives also arrested their vessel, MV Mercy, loaded with 180,000 litres of the stolen diesel, which street value is put at N28m.

The suspects were said to have been arrested last Saturday in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.

Woman bags 11 years for beating 3yr old son to death & hiding his body in suitcase

 A judge has blasted a mother who repeatedly punched her 3-year-old son until he died in an attack that 'simply beggars belief'. Rosdeep Adekoya, 34, has been jailed for 11 years for killing her son Mikaeel Kular, who she savagely beat then left to die for two days during a family holiday in January.

After discovering his lifeless body on the floor of their Edinburgh home in Ferry Gait Crescent, she wrapped it in a duvet cover, put it in the suitcase and drove to Kirkcaldy, Fife, to hide it in woodland.


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