Wednesday, April 23, 2014

National Conference : Northern, Southern Delegates Fight Over Resource Control
AJETUNMOBI SHERIFWednesday, April 23, 2014

National Conference
A disagreement over resource control, fiscal federalism, and devolution of powers has pitched delegates against each other as the National Conference commenced committee sittings on Tuesday.

The situation degenerated to a stage where two delegates, Dara Godini, a professor and Vice Chancellor, Delta State University, and a delegate from the North hurled insults at each other for taking opposing positions on resource control. The name of the northern delegate could not immediately be determined.

“You are not fit to be a professor. I would have been a better professor than you ten years ago if I had wanted to,” the Northern delegate said.

“You didn’t need it because you couldn’t afford it. Professorship is not a child’s play and that is why people like you cannot get it,” Mr. Godini replied him.

It took the intervention of other delegates before the two antagonising members went their different ways while still bickering on the issue in dispute.

Mr. Godini said the imperialists, apparently referring to Northern leaders, have held back Nigeria for so long, adding that the country cannot make any meaningful progress with its present socio-political and economic structure.

Continuing, he said, “They always refer us to Iran and would not talk about the United States where we copy our democracy from. We will not accept it this time around. We cannot claim to practice federalism when we are not.”

Trouble started early in the day when the Co-Chairman of the Committee on Devolution of Power, and former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Victor Attah, addressed members of the committee.

Mr. Attah had at the inaugural session insisted that the excessive power wielded by the Federal Government must be reduced if the nation must make meaningful progress.

To understand the need for proper devolution of power, the former governor suggested that his colleagues take time out to study the Amalgamation document of 1914 and the Henry Willinik Commission report of 1957.

He also referred them to study former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon’s 1966 Speech after the coup and the report of former President Ibrahim Babangida’s National Political Bureau of 1987.

“If we keep this at the back of our mind, we will make progress,” the former governor said.

But just as Mr. Attah finished speaking and Mr. Coomassie, the co-chair of the committee held the floor, the former IGP subtly kicked against any attempt to tilt the balance of power from the Federal Government.

Calmly, he said that the focus of the Committee is to decide whether a huge political and economic power should remain at the centre or should be decentralized.

He was quick to add that deliberations by the Committee should be based on the belief that any government without economic power was bound to fail.

Mr. Coomassie said, “If you have government, and you don’t have the resources, then you cannot serve the people.”

He said ethnicity and religion will cease to play a significant role in Nigeria after the Conference. He urged the Committee members to listen to and respect the views expressed by members so that decisions can be based on consensus.

After the mild disagreement, the Committee went ahead to discuss its working document until it went on lunch break.

But after the resumed sitting in the afternoon, the voices of members were heard outside the locked doors as they shouted at one another.

At a point, Mr. Attah’s voice was heard ringing out so loud that reporters rushed to nearby windows and doors to eavesdrop on what was going on inside.

A member of the Committee who pleaded not be named because he is not competent to speak publicly on the matter said the trouble was with resource control.

He said, “The trouble with the two delegates started when we got to resource control. Some delegates don’t want us to talk about resource control while others insist that the issue must be discussed and a position taken.

“We did not even go far into the issue when some delegates became furious and tried to stop the debate. The matter was put off till the next meeting tomorrow (Wednesday).”

PREMIUM TIMES investigation shows that although delegates to the Conference agree on the need for major reforms to be effected in the country, most of the delegates from the North do not support any move that would starve states from the area of funds.

Many states in Nigeria are believed not to have the wherewithal to sustain their economy without allocation from the Federation Account.

On the other hand, delegates from the South have been pushing for resource control and fiscal federalism.

The Committee on Devolution of Power has as its focus: a review of legislative lists of all the tiers of government; and fiscal federalism with emphasis on revenue sharing, resource control, and sharing formula.

Photos : 38year Old Man Caught Smuggling His 8year Old Daughter In A Suitcase
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38year Old Man Caught Smuggling His 8year Old Daughter In A Suitcase
 A desperate Moroccan father, Ayham Kanaan, has been arrested by Spanish custom officers after he was allegedly found hiding his 8-year-old daughter, Haniya Kanaan, in a suitcase.

According to police reports, Ayham, 38, was caught trying to smuggle his daughter into Spain so that she can stay in the country.

It was gathered that Customs officials found Haniya curled up inside a small suitcase after her single father entered Spain on a legal work permit through the Andalusian port of Tarifa.

Although Kanaan faces a fine for trying to smuggle his daughter into the country in the hope of giving her a better life, a judge has ruled that she can live with her father for as long as he works in Spain,
The judge also added that she will also be allowed to enrol at a local school.


Reports said that Customs officers were shocked to find the little girl hidden inside a suitcase while searching her father's car following his return to Spain after a family visit to Morocco.

Haniya was discovered inside a purple suitcase on the back seat of the vehicle.

The eight-year-old was taken to hospital after being released from the luggage, with doctors saying she was lucky to be alive following the dangerous stunt.

They said she could easily have been left with brain damage after being shut in the suitcase, and had already started showing physical signs of a lack of oxygen.

The report stated that had there been delays at the border crossing, it is possible she may even have died.

Kanaan has reportedly been told he faces a fine for trying to smuggle his daughter into Spain illegally, but that there are unlikely to be any other punishments.

Tarifa is on the coast of southern Spain and has regular ferry services to and from North Africa.

Fulani herdsmen confess to membership of Boko Haram
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Fulani herdsmen confess to membership of Boko Haram 
It has emerged that groups of alleged herdsmen or gangs operating in the middle belt states of Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and even those that recently killed scores of people in Zamfara state, are Boko Haram sect members.

This development came to light following the confessions of some arrested Fulani herdsmen that took part in the killings and burning of houses in Wukari, Taraba state, they  disclosed to  security forces that they took  part in many Boko Haram attacks.

A statement signed by the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade confirmed the development saying “A group of terrorists operating under the guise of herdsmen from a camp in the outskirt of Wukari have been arrested, while others died after an attack on military check point at Gindin Dorowa, a suburb of Wukari in Taraba State”.

“Other members of the group were sighted in the course of air surveillance and later trailed to their camp where they engaged the troops in a battle”.


“The terrorists were clad in the usual pattern of dress of their counterparts operating in Borno and Yobe States”.

“One of the apprehended armed men confessed that he had been fighting for the terrorist group in Borno State and was recently brought to Wukari area in furtherance of their mission”.

“Assorted arms and ammunition were recovered from them”.

“Meanwhile, the curfew imposed on Wukari and its environs is expected to be relaxed as normalcy returns to the town”.

“Troops have maintained patrol of the area while a house-to-house search for arms is ongoing”.

“In another development, troops on patrol of the Lake Chad Islands have made some arrests”.

“Among those arrested was a boat operator who ferries terrorists across the Lake Chad while another confessed to being a supplier of hard drugs to the terrorist groups in the area”.

“In the meantime, the search for the abducted students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok is also being intensified”.


Oprah Winfrey’s Bitter Stepmother Spills the Mogul's Dirty Secrets
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Barbara Winfrey
 In an explosive, exclusive interview with Daily Mail, Oprah Winfrey's  66-year-old stepmother, Barbara Winfrey, is spilling some family tea about Ms. Winfrey. And it is so messy!

According to Barbara, the Oprah we all see, beloved by millions is a world away from the real person she really is. That Oprah is manipulative and high-handed, treats family like staff and uses her wealth to control others. That Oprah Winfrey kicked her out of her home after 14 years, leaving her flat out homeless. That Oprah played in a huge part in ‘destroying’ her marriage to Oprah's father.

She also claims that Oprah, 60, and her long-term partner Stedman Graham, 63, are not bound by
romance but a pragmatic cocktail of shared secrets, convenience and money. She describes Oprah’s relationship with close confidante Gayle King, 59, as ‘bizarre’ and ‘unhealthy,’ and points to it as the reason that neither woman is married.

And at the heart of it all, Barbara claims, the ‘real Oprah’ -  hidden behind the image she projects so well – is a woman unhappy in her skin and, as Barbara has learned to her cost, unforgiving to those who inspire her wrath.


Barbara said told DailyMail:
‘You find out quickly where your place is with Oprah and you get in that place and you stay in that place. My crime, I think, was to talk to her like a normal person and she didn’t like that one bit. My husband once told me that just because someone gives you something does not mean they love you. He was talking about Oprah.

Her brand is that she’s a nice, caring, generous, giving person. That’s not how it is. She’s controlling – it’s all about control. She has confidentiality agreements with pretty much everybody in her life. She has them sign their life away and she has them in her pocket.

Everything comes with stipulations but she doesn’t tell you that and she doesn’t tell you what they are. Some people can have money and be mentally rich – secure in what they have I guess. But others, how can I put it…some people you can’t take the ghetto out of. That’s Oprah, it’s who she is and where she’s from. She had money, everybody was going to know it and see it. But she had to be in control.’


About Oprah throwing her out of her matrimonial home, according to Barbara, she wedded Vernon Winfrey, Oprah's father, 15 years after first meeting him - 17 June 2000. But their marriage fell apart when she discovered Vernon cheated on her with a prostitute named 'One Tooth.'

By her own admission Barbara struggled to cope with Vernon’s infidelity. She moved out of the marital bedroom but she was not, she insisted, looking to end her marriage.

Evicted: Barbara was first ordered by the court to vacate her home by March 31. Oprah purchased the house in the name of her company, Overground Railroad LLC, the plaintiff in the case
Barbara said:
‘Oprah is a woman who empowers women to be all they can be, to stand up against men who mistreat them. If she was a more decent person she would realize that what her dad did was very wrong instead of plotting against me and pushing me out of the scene.

Vernon had been telling everyone he was unhappy with the marriage. He told Stedman and he told Oprah, so she came up with an escape plan I guess to get me out of the picture, make all the scandal of what he’d done go away.

Barbara claimed that Oprah pressed her dad Vernon to resolve the situation and divorce her. Even though they're divorced now, they still speak once a week, so she believes they would have stayed together had Oprah not intervened.


Oprah bought a home in Nashville back in 2000 for her dad and her stepmother as a wedding gift. Barb claims once she and her now ex-husband decided to split, Vernon convinced Oprah to take back the home she had gifted them. Barbara was served with an eviction notice earlier this month and has until May 29th to leave the $1.4 million Nashville home.

I have lost everything. It’s not just a house, this is my home. All my memories are here. I’m trying to keep it together but there are some days I just don’t understand how I could have made her so angry that she would kick me out on the street and think nothing about it. But that’s Oprah – she’s judge and jury.

“I know people have read about this and thought, “Who does she think she is? Why should she get a million dollar home? But can you see it’s not about that? It’s about everything that went before. Look at how she has treated me. I laid my head next to her father for 14 years and she never thought me worthy of talking to.

DailyMail says this is the first of a two-part world exclusive interview with Barbara Winfrey, the ex-wife of Oprah's father Vernon. In Part 2, to be published tomorrow, Mrs. Winfrey will reveal the shocking details of the big blowup between Oprah and her boyfriend Stedman Graham, the truth about her relationship with Gayle King and how she really feels about being in her own skin.

Women With Wide Hips Are More Likely To Have One-Night Stands & More Sexual Partners - New Study Reveals
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Women With Wide Hips Are More Likely To Have One-Night Stands & More S*xual Partners
 A new study has revealed that women with wide hips are more likely to have one-night stands and more s*xual partners in general.

This is essentially because they do indeed find childbirth less traumatic, the authors suggest.

The researchers define wide hips as those wider than 14.2 inches (36 centimetres) and small hips as those under 12.2 inches (31 centimetres wide).

This is measured by the distance between the upper outer edges of the iliac crest bones of the pelvis - the widest part of the hip bone.


The measurement is that across, not the circumference.

The 148 women in the study - aged between 18 and 26 - also had their hip circumference at the widest point measured and their waist circumference at its narrowest point.

All the women had at least one s*xual partner previously. They also completed a questionnaire about their s*xual histories, including the age at which they lost their virginity, the number of s*xual partners they'd had, and information about emotionally significant s*xual relationships they had had.

The researchers, from the University of Leeds, found women who were more inclined to have one-night stands had wider hips.

More specifically, the women for whom one-night stands accounted for three out of every four of their sexual relationships had hips at least 0.8inches (2cm)  wider than those who had fewer one-night stands.

The researchers, led by Professor Colin Hendrie, suggest that women with wider hips have more s*xual partners because the birth process is generally easier and less traumatic for them than for smaller-hipped women (below 31cm).

He said: 'Women's hip width has a direct impact on their risk of potentially fatal childbirth-related injury. It seems that when women have control over their own sexual activity this risk is reflected in their behaviour.

'Women’s s*xual activity is therefore at least in part influenced by hip width.'

He explained the study findings relate back to how humans learned to walk upright and the subsequent development of narrower hips to make it easier to walk.

In the process, female hips have become just wide enough to allow childbirth. Infants are born at a less developed stage than most other primates because of this restriction, and therefore need much more care and investment after birth from their mothers and father, they say.

The research is published in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour.

- Daily Mail

Photo : Four Polytechnic Students, Others Arrested For Robbery In Kwara State
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Four Polytechnic Students, Others Arrested For Robbery In Kwara State
The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ambrose Aisabor, says four male students of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State, have been arrested for alleged involvement in armed robbery.

Aisabor stated on Tuesday that the suspects – Olawuyi Babatunde, Osadahin Matthew, Bamikole Emmanuel and one other, identified simply as Adebisi – robbed one Adeolu Emmanuel. The commissioner said one of the suspects was a neighbour to the victim.

Parading the four suspects and three other suspects in Ilorin, the CP said the command was worried about increasing involvement of  students of tertiary institutions in the state in crime. Aisabor said, “During interrogation, the suspects confessed to being members of a cult group – Eiye Confraternity.

The suspects will be arraigned in court soon.” He also said officials of the command recovered two AK-47 rifles, which were left behind by some hoodlums in a bush around Offa poly as the police chased them.

He also said the command saved a suspected mad man from being lynched by an irate mob. He warned residents of the state to avoid   lynching suspected kidnappers or suspected criminals, adding, “Madness is not synonymous with criminality.” Aisabor insisted that the command would not condone lynching of suspects and urged the public to report any suspected criminal to a nearby police station. “Policemen will be justified to use firearms on a mob which attempt to lynch a suspect,” the commissioner added.

Photo : How Tenants Lynched Landlord's son in Lagos,dumped corpse on road after mistaking him for a kidnapper
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How Tenants Lynched Landlord's son in Lagos,dumped corpse on road after mistaking him for a kidnapper
A son who had been away for 24 years without contacting his family,finally came home.Unknown to him, his mother had died and didn't live in the compound he went to visit that night .Probably because he wore dreads, a woman saw him and raised an alarm and he was lynched to death.

Punch reports..Some tenants and members of the Odua People’s Congress have lynched a 41-year-old man in the Ajelogo area of Mile 12, Lagos State.

Tolulope Olajuwape, was beaten to death by residents of Fasanya Street near his father’s house after being wrongly accused of being a kidnapper.An unidentified woman was said to have raised a false alarm, after which Olajuwape was beaten to death.

The elder sister of the deceased, Mrs. Oluwakemi Adesanya said that her brother had been away from Nigeria for many years.She said on the fateful day, the deceased had gone to the area to visit their mother, who he did not know was dead.
She said,

“My brother has been away from Nigeria for about 24 years. He spent five years in Sierra Leone while he has spent the last 19 years in Guinea Bissau. However, four years ago, he came briefly to Nigeria and we discussed how we were going to renovate our late father’s house on Fasanya Street and let it out.We begged him to stay in Nigeria, but he refused. After he returned to Guinea Bissau, we lost touch because he lost his phone and my elder brother, who had his phone number, had misplaced his own phone as well. So, when our mother died over a year ago, Tolulope did not even know.On April 9, 2014, I received a phone call from one of my elder brothers in Kaduna, who told me that he heard that Tolulope was in Nigeria and was being beaten up near our father’s house. It was quite late in the evening and I was very far away, so I could not do anything that night.”


Adesanya said the following morning, she visited the area where she was informed that a suspected kidnapper had been lynched.The matter was then reported at the Mile 12 Police Post after which investigations began.

Adesanya said,
 “My aunt told me that my brother had gone to my father’s house around 7pm and did not like the condition of the house. He went inside the house and threatened to evict some people, but none of the tenants knew him because the house had been given to a developer.Maybe because my brother was on dreadlocks, he looked suspicious to them. I learnt that a woman raised the alarm and accused him of being a kidnapper and a thief. People immediately gathered around him and one OPC man descended on my brother.My brother ran to the next street – Fadare Street – where my mother’s house was situated.

He entered the house and started knocking on doors, shouting ‘Iya Kemi e gba mi’ (Iya Kemi, help me). He did not know that Iya Kemi, our mother, was deceased and the house had been rented out.”

It was learnt that the irate mob traced Olajuwape to the house and tortured him for about four hours.The developer of the said property was said to have called the tenants of the house on the telephone to inform them that the person being lynched was indeed the landlord’s son, but by then it was already too late.

After killing him, his corpse was thrown into the main road and was crushed by oncoming vehicles.

“After killing my brother, someone explained to them that he was indeed the landlord’s son. When the mob noticed that they had made a mistake, they threw my brother’s corpse into the main road so that it would be crushed beyond recognition,”
 Adesanya said while fighting back tears.Adesanya wondered how the lynching took place without the knowledge of the police despite the fact that the scene of the incident was just two streets away from the Mile 12 Police Post.When our correspondent visited the house on Fasanya Street, all the rooms were locked and the house was deserted.

However, it was learnt that some of the tenants, including the woman who raised the false alarm, had been arrested.A landlord on Fadare Street, who spoke to our correspondent on the condition of anonymity, said many of them could not do anything to save the victim.

He said,
 “As you can see, I am very old and I have lost my sight. I knew the victim’s mother, Iya Kemi. I heard when somebody was shouting Iya Kemi’s name for help, but I cannot even walk without being aided.

It was later in the morning that I was informed that it was her son that was killed. Before her death, Iya Kemi used to cry that she missed her son, Tolu. It is unfortunate what happened.”

Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, had yet to reply to text messages sent to her telephones as of the time of going to the press.

Photos : Woman Spends N2.6 Million On Plastic Surgery To Take Perfect ‘Selfies’
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Triana Lavey
 A woman has told how she spent $15,000 (about N2.6 million) on plastic surgery so she could take better ‘selfies’.

Triana Lavey, 38, from Los Angeles, California, revealed to ABC’s Nightline that she ‘hated’ the way she looked in Facebook and Instagram photographs with her ‘weak chin’ being the main concern.

In a bid to be more photogenic and ‘look like a supermodel’ she got a chin implant, nose job and cheek-defining fat grafts.

Two years on, she says she’s overjoyed with the results.


‘I now have the face that I always thought that I had,’ the brunette exclaimed. ‘I look like myself, but Photoshopped.’ Justifying the need for surgery she added: ‘Your social media presence is just as important as your real-life presence.

It’s a legitimate form of promoting yourself. ‘Not everyone is born beautiful and if you can get a little help from . . . a nip-tuck then more power to you.’ Ms Lavey also realizes the money-making potential of social media as she works as a talent manager for the uFluencer Group, a public relations firm that develops online talent.


While she’s put surgery to bed, Ms Lavey still has regular Botox injections to ensure she looks her best. ‘Botox to me is a necessity,’ she said.  ‘It’s kind of like in my bills like rent, food, gasoline, medical insurance . . . [then] Botox.’  Ms Lavey noted that before sites like Facebook and Instagram became popular she didn’t care so much about the way she looked.

But over the years she became increasingly obsessed with her appearance as unflattering shots cropped up on her profile.


Touching on the rise of social media, she said: ‘It skews our perception of how we should look I think it’s making ourselves hold ourselves to a higher unrealistic standard. ‘When you do see a picture of yourself hanging out, your instinct is, “oh I wish I were tanner or not wrinkled” or “wish this” and this is a natural response due to the culture we’re gearing towards.’

Since her original two-hour surgery Ms Lavey has had further fat grafts and a corrective nose job.

Now, however, she finally appears satisfied with her sculpted ‘selfie’ face. Luckily she got discount on all of the procedures as her surgeon, Beverly Hills-based Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, is a good friend.


Ms Lavey acknowledges that plastic surgery was a radical choice, but she knew dieting and exercise wouldn’t get the results she was after.

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reported this year that the rise of ‘selfies’ is having a huge impact on the plastic surgery industry.

After surveying 2,700 surgeons, one in three reported an increase in requests for procedures due to patients being more self-aware of looks in social media. Along with nose jobs, the demand for hair transplants and eyelid surgery also skyrocketed last year.

Dance-hall star, Vybz Kartel caught on video committing murder,chopped the guy into pieces; video leaks online
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Vybz Kartel 
 On April 3rd Jamaican dance-hall star Vybz Kartel was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing a former associate, Clive 'Lizard' Williams.

He just filed an appeal against his sentence but it's unlikely he will make any headway with that because his murder video just leaked online.


When he was arrested back in 2011, the center piece of the murder case was a video tape made at the crime scene (Vybz' own home) implicating Vybz and his co-defendants. Well, someone just leaked that video footage...and it's chilling! They chopped the guy into pieces...that's why a body has never been found.

The murder victim, Clive Williams



From Urban Islandz

An anonymous source sent Urban Islandz several video footage, some of which allegedly played in court during the high profile murder trial.

In the video you can see several men in a house that sources say is Kartel’s house by Havendale where the murder took place on August 16, 2011.

One of then men was seen with a pick axe, while another man has what appears to be blood stain on his shirt.

The language in the video is very chilling.

“Yow hear weh mi a say.. mi want yo hold him with a knife and stab him in a him neck and slow him down…,” one man said in the video.

“Hold down and make mi cut him throat,” another man said in the video.

“You affi swing it hard and no mek it ketch mi,” one man told the man with the pick axe.

There is also another video and a photo of a headless man rumored to be the body of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

Watch the video below:

'My mother and father were brother and sister' - Singer Harrysong reveals
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Singer Harrysong known now as Mr Songs, revealed recently that his father and mother are siblings.

In an interview with Yes! magazine, he said he's an only child because his parents split after finding out they were related by blood.

"My father and mother are actually brother and sister. They gave birth to me before they could realize that. It was a big abomination, so they had to separate. Even, they attempted to kill my father in that village but he fled, because in Warri where I come from , it is a taboo. They termed it incest.”

“Break Up & Forget About Our Contract” – Globacom Tell P-Square
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A source close to the telecoms operator told Vanguard yesterday on telephone that the telecommunications giant, Globacom Nigeria Limited may terminate the endorsement deal, which it has with the pop twins Peter and Paul Okoye, popularly known as P-Square, since 2010, should they go ahead with the break-up.

According to the source, the telecoms giant entered into a contract with P-Square and not with any of the twins. “Since Glo has a contract with P-Square, and not with Peter or Paul, their breakup will definitely lead to the termination of the contract,” the source explained.

FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ban
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ZURICH (AFP) – FIFA on Wednesday suspended a ban on Barcelona signing players while the club makes an appeal against a 14-month transfer ban.

World football’s governing body, which imposed the sanction this month for breaching rules on the registration of minors, announced in a statement that the ban would be temporarily suspended allowing Barca to sign players during the summer transfer window which opens on July 1.
The club welcomed the move.

“FC Barcelona sees the decision announced today by the FIFA Appeal Committee to provisionally allow the cautionary measures requested in the club’s appeal against the sanction imposed by FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee as a positive step,” the club said in a statement.

The Spanish champions are in desperate need of an overhaul in the summer transfer window after a difficult season which is likely to see them miss out on a major trophy for the first time in six years.

Replacements are primarily needed for goalkeeper Victor Valdes and club captain Carles Puyol who have both announced their intention to leave the club at the end of the current campaign.

Barcelona has appealed against what would be a dramatic restriction on its operations and asked for the sanction to be suspended, the FIFA statement said.

FIFA Appeal Committee chairman Larry Mussenden agreed that the appeal meant the ban should be suspended.

Mussenden “took into consideration the sanctions imposed against the club, the complexity of the matter, the start date of the next registration period – 1 July 2014 – and the fact that the FIFA Appeal Committee does not seem in a position to take a decision on the main issue early enough so that an eventual appeal of the club against its decision before the Court of Arbitration for Sport would still be decided before the beginning of the next registration period,” said FIFA.

Mussenden “assures that proper and adequate appeal proceedings will take place and, at the same time, that all rights of the club will be respected.”

FIFA’s disciplinary committee imposed the transfer ban on April 2 after finding Barcelona guilty of “serious” breaches of rules on under-age players.

It also fined the Spanish Football Association (RFEF) for allowing the deals.

The Spanish champions were given 90 days to regularise the situation of 10 minor players.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu described the ban as a “grave injustice” and insisted the club intend to make moves in the transfer market this summer.

There are two transfer windows in the 14 month ban, one starting in July and running to the start of the new Spanish season. The second would be in January 2015.

Police Sergeant R*apes, Impregnates Anambra Pastor’s 13 Year Old Daughter, Allegedly At Gunpoint
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Police Sergeant Impregnates Anambra Pastor’s 13 Year Old Daughter, Allegedly At Gunpoint
AWKA—A police sergeant (names withheld) has been arrested in Anambra State for allegedly r*ping a 13- year-old daughter of a popular pastor at Nkpor in Idemili Council Area of the state.

The young girl, said to be two months pregnant told her parents last Saturday who was responsible for her pregnancy.

According to a close family source, who does not want to be quoted, the girl told her parents that the policeman had threatened her against telling anyone about the affair.

The source said the threat made her keep the secret until few days ago when she complained to her mother about some symptoms, which after thorough investigation led to her confession of being pregnant.

According to reports, the policeman initially denied the allegation and was supported by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, which made the victim’s parents to petition a human rights group and the state Commissioner of Police.

After the petition, the policeman was said to have accepted responsibility and agreed to take care of the girl till delivery.

He promised to be giving the girl’s family N20,000 monthly for the girl’s up keep, which the father turned down, demanding N300,000 to enable him take proper care of her daughter till delivery.

In the girl’s statement to her parents, she was quoted as saying that the policeman ordered her at gunpoint to have s*x with him on her way from school, a claim the suspect denied, saying the action was carried out mutually between them and not by force.

When contacted, the state PPRO, Emeka Chukwuemeka confirmed that the command received such report but said investigations were ongoing with a view to ascertaining the level of culpability of the said policeman.

The command image‑maker, stated that proper investigation in the matter was necessary, because the state Commissioner of Police, Usman Gwary, does not tolerate acts of indiscipline by his officers and men.

According to him, “the matter is under investigation and I will brief the press on it later.”

Actor Cuba Gooding's wife files for divorce after 20 years of marriage
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Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr's wife of 20 years has filed for separation citing irreconcilable differences.

TMZ reports that Sara Kapfer, Cuba's high school sweetheart, filed yesterday April 22nd in L.A. County Superior Court. The two married in 1994 and have three children together.

Sara wants joint legal and physical custody of their kids.

Stowaway Teen Who Hid In The Wheel Of Plane Was Trying To Get To Africa To See His Mother; But Ended Up In Hawaii
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A 16-year-old boy, sitting on a stretcher centre, stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose to Maui Photo: Chris Sugidono/The Maui News/AP
PDT SAN JOSE -- The 15-year-old Santa Clara boy who survived a five-hour flight from San Jose in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines plane had hoped to visit his mother in Africa and didn't realize he was heading to Maui, according to a Hawaii media report.

The boy, a student at Santa Clara High School, was unhappy living with his father, stepmother and siblings and wanted to reunite with his mother and other relatives in his native Africa, Hawaii News Now reported, citing unidentified sources in the Maui Police Department.

Authorities said the boy scaled a fence at Mineta San Jose International Airport in the predawn hours Sunday, then clambered up the landing gear of a Boeing 767 without anyone noticing.

He survived a 2,400-mile flight at high altitude and frigid temperatures in the wheel well, investigators said, staying unconscious for the duration of the flight and for an hour afterward before airline personnel saw him walking on the ramp at the Kahului airport in Maui.

He is not facing criminal charges in Hawaii or in San Jose and was released to social workers, authorities said.

The boy is "resting comfortably at a local hospital," Kayla Rosenfeld, spokeswoman for Hawaii's Department of Human Services said Tuesday. "Child Welfare Services officials continue to work with the appropriate agencies to ensure the youth's safe return to his home in California."

The boy's family in Santa Clara has declined to speak to reporters. They live in a one-story home on Forbes Avenue east of the San Tomas Expressway. The boy's father drives a Yellow Cab that he parks in the garage.

It was unclear Tuesday whether any relatives were on their way to Maui to be with the teen.

At Santa Clara High, Principal Gregory Shelby declined to discuss the teen in any detail Tuesday, citing confidentiality concerns. But he said, "Our district would be ready to have him back."

The teen and any of his classmates will be provided counseling or psychological support if they need it, Shelby said.

The boy apparently picked the first plane he saw, not realizing that his high-flying sojourn would take him halfway across the Pacific Ocean, authorities said.

The incident has raised questions about whether the San Jose airport's perimeter security is adequate. Airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes said the airport "meets and exceeds" all federal requirements but acknowledged that the boy eluded detection because he hopped over a fence "under cover of darkness."

Lupita Nyong’o named People magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman
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Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has been named People magazine’s Most Beautiful woman 2014.

She covers the 25th publication of the magazine.

An excited Lupita says its a major compliment;  “It was exciting and just a major, major compliment and especially, I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen.” she said

Nigeria favors local firms in $40 billion oil contract awards
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(Reuters) - Nigeria has awarded most of its long-term oil contracts worth an estimated $40 billion a year to local companies, according to a confidential list seen by Reuters, meaning global traders need to partner with them to access crude from Africa's top producer.

Global commodity traders, refiners and Nigerian dealers jockey at an annual tender for access to the OPEC member's prized crude oil, which is easy to refine and produces more high-value fuels.

The contracts cover around 340 million barrels of oil, worth close to $40 billion annually based on current Brent prices, and run for a year, though they can be renewed. They were allocated to just 28 companies, versus around 50 in 2012, the last time they were awarded.

In a break with tradition, no contracts were given directly to global trading houses Glencore Xstrata (GLEN.L), Vitol VITOLV.UL, Trafigura TRAFGF.UL or Gunvor, with only Switzerland's Mercuria winning a contract, according to a list that four industry sources verified as accurate.


The trading companies that missed out on direct oil contracts declined to comment.

The list, released by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), is preliminary and subject to revision. NNPC officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

"It's incredible to have an OPEC member selling its oil this way. There's one international trading house and barely any refiners on the list," said a senior oil trading source who formerly bought Nigerian crude oil.

Instead, several Nigerian oil companies featured on the annual list for the first time, such as oil trading company Hyde Energy, oil and gas firm Springfield, and Barbedos Group, a conglomerate that also provides luxury aviation services.

Long-established Nigerian oil trading firms Taleveras and Aiteo were also named on the list, which was circulated to winners last week.

Nigeria's policy has been to increase the role played by local firms, both in operating oil blocks and trading, with the official aim of ending decades of control over the business by foreign majors.

However, several industry sources said the allocations favored powerful businessmen close to President Goodluck Jonathan's administration ahead of what are likely to be closely fought presidential elections set for February next year.

SHARING THE PIE

Nigeria is one of a small group of major oil producers that allocates its crude directly to trading houses, offering middlemen an opportunity to make margins through reselling the crude.

Although many large trading houses were absent from the list, they may have other ways of accessing the oil.

As in Nigeria's upstream sector, where Glencore recently submitted a bid as part of a consortium of local companies for $3 billion in energy assets, partnerships with domestic firms can help global traders get a share of the business.

Vitol may have indirectly won a share of the Nigerian exports to market via a Bermuda-based firm called Calson, in which it is a minority shareholder.

"It's not that the Swiss traders are being left out, it's that they're forcing them to share their pie with the indigenous companies," said an industry source in Nigeria.

Another way for traders to access oil is to buy the contract off a winning firm at a premium.

A number of other former winners were also absent from the 2014/2015 list, which will take effect from June. China's Unipec, the trading arm of top Asian refiner Sinopec Corp (600028.SS), as well as Azeri state oil company Socar, were former contract holders and did not feature on the new list.

West African governments such as Ghana, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast, which used to refine Nigerian oil in domestic refineries, formerly had contracts that were not renewed, according to the provisional list.

"BRIEFCASE TRADERS"

Non-governmental organizations, such as Switzerland's The Berne Declaration, have criticized Nigeria's sales method, saying it is opaque and offers no guarantee the oil is sold at fair value. The government has repeatedly denied there is any lack of transparency in the process.

London-based think-tank Chatham House estimated in a report on Nigerian oil last year that local traders could score up to 40 cents a barrel, amounting to around $5 million a year on 12 cargoes, just by "flipping" the contract to a bigger trading company.

A 2012 study commissioned by Nigeria's Oil Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke and headed up by former head of the anti-corruption agency Nuhu Ribadu criticized the sales system whereby contracts were given to "briefcase traders with little or no commercial or financial capacity".

Diezani Alison-Madueke said at the time that there were no informal contracts and everything was done on official tender, not by any discretionary awards.

A portion of Nigerian oil is also sold via swap deals whereby crude oil is given in exchange for imported fuels.

Producers operating in the West African country such as Italian oil group Eni (ENI.MI) and oil major Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) also sell some oil directly or refine it themselves.

Photos : Meet the world's first married lesbian threesome
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Lesbian threesome couple, Doll, Kitten & Brynn, from Massachusetts, who were joined together in a marriage-style ceremony in August 2013, are expecting their first child, UK Daily Mail reports.

The world's only 'married' lesbian threesome are expecting a daughter in July. Kitten, 27, (pictured left) is pregnant after undergoing IVF treatment using an anonymous sperm donor, and the trio eventually plan to have three children - one for each of them.


The plan at the moment is that Kitten will bear all the children - possibly using her wives' eggs and donated sperm - but they are open to other options, such as adoption.

Brynn, 34, says: 'The hope is to have three kids altogether. We always joke that the children should never outnumber the parents.'

Doll, Kitten and Brynn Young married in a ceremony in August 2013, when each of their fathers walked them down the aisle. All three women wore white wedding gowns and exchanged rings.

The so-called 'throuple' worked with a specialist family lawyer who drew up the paperwork and drafted the ceremony so that all three of them were obligated and bound to each other.

While Brynn and Kitten are legally married, Doll is handfasted to both so the threesome are as equally married to each other as legally possible.


Doll, 30, says: 'As far as we know, there aren't any other three women who are married like us.'

It was back in 2009 that Brynn first met Doll through an online dating site. Senior Software Designer and Engineer, Brynn had been married twice before to women and both experiences had made her acknowledge that monogamous relationships weren't for her.

Meanwhile Fashion Designer, Doll had known that she was polygamous since high school. She explains: 'I had always dated girls - who although they had boyfriends or girlfriends - were also allowed to date me.

'I never thought that much about it and I had never really 'come out' as poly to my friends and family. To me, it was just how I was.'

Brynn and Doll dated for eight months before moving in together. Two years later, they purchased a house together.

Having both enjoyed polygamous relationships before, Doll and Brynn looked for a third woman to join them. After a few failed liaisons, Doll and Brynn created an OKCupid couple's profile. Eventually, they received a message from Kitten.


Before meeting Doll and Brynn, Kitten had been in two long-term relationships with men. Her first relationship lasted ten years and she had been engaged to her second boyfriend.

Fashion Manager, Kitten says: 'My second boyfriend and I had been together for several years but a few months before our wedding, he called the whole thing off without explanation. At first, I was distraught but now, I'm grateful for what he did.

'The whole break-up forced me to really think about who I was and I realised that I had not been honest to myself. On reflection, I realised that I hadn't been happy in my previous monogamous relationships and I discovered that I was poly.

'I set up an OKCupid profile for myself and began dating an awesome woman with the happy consent of her husband. They were a lovely couple but we ended the relationship after I had to move away.

'Soon after that amicable break-up, I came across Doll's and Kitten's OKCupid profile and saw they were looking for a third member to join their 'Super Hero Group'.'

Doll, Brynn and Kitten went for dinner at a Chinese Restaurant for their first date and immediately liked each other.

Doll says: 'There was an instant attraction with Kitten but I think we all really bonded when we baked cookies together on our fourth date. I didn't know what love was until the three of us clicked like that.'

Brynn adds: 'With Doll and Kitten, things finally made sense. It was as if the puzzle was finally complete with all three pieces.'

Within a few months, Kitten moved in with Doll and Brynn. Two years later, they decided to get married after Kitten proposed the idea to them.

Kitten says: 'I had always wanted to get married and I guess Doll and Brynn indulged my wishes! I had a very traditional upbringing and marriage had always been an important symbol of commitment for me. We wanted to celebrate our love in a wedding like everyone else.'

The threesome insist their relationship is like that of any normal couple: having breakfast with one another, watching TV after work and sharing a bed together

Doll says: 'The only difference is that communication is a lot more difficult for us than others. There are three people so our relationship takes detailed scheduling - everything we do goes on the calendar!

'Whilst communication is tricky, household chores are a lot easier with three people! You can slack off on your errands and another person can pick them up.'

Brynn adds: 'Each of us has our own allocated chores and roles - I like to think of us a romantic committee. In our relationship, I'm the traditional breadwinner. I work a forty hour week and make the majority of the family's income.

'Doll does the cooking and Kitten does the cleaning. Sometimes, Kitten also helps me with my hair and make-up before I go to work.'

The threesome spent several date nights planning their dream wedding - making decorations and shopping for matching traditional, white gowns.

Brynn says: 'Planning our wedding was hectic. It took a lot more organizing because there were three brides involved.

Kitten, Brynn and Doll had to work with the legalities of the state to get married to each other. As being married to more than one person is not currently legal, they had to combine handfasting, legally binding documents and legal marriage.

A family lawyer drew up paperwork - in terms of assets, wills and legal rights to children - to bind them all together as much as they could without an actual three way marriage.

Source : UK Daily Mail

Gunmen kill 50 in fresh attack in Taraba State
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Gunmen kill 50 in fresh attack in Taraba State
Unknown gunmen yesterday struck residents of Gidan Aku community on the outskirts Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State killing no fewer than 50 people with many seriously injured.

According to reports, the men who stormed the area with sophisticated weapons allegedly came in from Nassarawa state and attacked the residents while they were sleeping. They set the whole place on fire forcing residents to flee into nearby bushes for safety.

An eyewitness and also a lawyer in the community, Luka Agbu said no security officer came to their rescue during the attack
"The attackers were very hostile to us and did not spare even children or the aged. The attackers shot at people and burnt houses at the same time without any intervention by the security forces. We are helpless here and we plead with the Federal Government to deploy special troops to rescue us from this unfortunate and deadly attacks. Our people are being killed by gunmen, we are losing property on a daily basis. What kind of a country is this?” Agbu said.

Meanwhile the state Governor, Umar Garba while interacting with journalist yesterday in his office in Taraba State said he has ordered 50 more policemen to the troubled zone to help the residents.

“We have deployed 50 soldiers from Yola to add to the troops on the ground who were deployed from Serti and Takum and with a reasonable number of policemen on the ground, we hope the situation would improve" he said

He also ordered the reopening of the General Hospital in the Local Government which was before now shut down due to the Dusk to Dawn curfew imposed in the area. He also announced that the 24hr curfew has been relaxed and would start by 12noon- 6pm

New Video : Maheeda - Lasgidi Chick [Explicit Video]
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Video : Reality stars MiMi & Nikko’s Seexxtape “Secret In Atlanta” Breaks Records Upon Release (18+)
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Upon the release of “Secret in Atlanta” Vivid(The distributor) has noted that it’s the most pirated tape of all time, and have already sent out 1200+ Ceased and desist notifications.

Vivid is vowing to go after anyone ‘hosting’ the ‘content’ with the full force of DMCA law!!

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Watch Live : Real Madrid Vs Bayern Munich - UCL Semi-final
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The city of Madrid will host its second Champions League semi-final as Real Madrid play host to German club Bayern Munich in their first-leg encounter at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Match facts:

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have met in five previous European Cup semi-finals, the German side emerging victorious on four occasions, and Madrid just once.

Bayern have not won in their last five outings to the Santiago Bernabeu, while Madrid are unbeaten in their last 17 Champions League fixtures at home.

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Nigerian Muslim Clerics Recruiting Boko Haram Members – Cameroon Government
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LAGOS—Nigerian Muslim clerics living in the border towns of Cameroon and Nigeria are recruiting Boko Haram members in their mosques, the government of Cameroon has alleged. Worse still, government officials in the North East states of Yobe, Borno and Adamawa collaborate with the terrorists and take bribes from them, thereby, hindering the fight against the terrorists. Governors of these states also capitalise on their civilian fears to berate the army and the federal government.

These allegations were published in a report, yesterday, by US-based online military news agency, StrategyPage. The magazine explains that the army wants governors in the affected states removed because “many officials in those states are cooperating with Boko Haram (to avoid attack) and are taking bribes from the Islamic terrorists.

“Some of these officials are covering themselves in case Boko Haram should gain power and the governors are often just responding to civilian fears of army misconduct,” it noted.
The magazine said: “Cameroon is also concerned about pro-Boko Haram clerics from Nigeria quietly preaching and recruiting for Boko Haram in Cameroon mosques.

“Islamic conservative clergy are not unusual on either side of the border, but those who do not denounce Boko Haram are suspected of quietly recruiting young men to join the “jihad” (struggle) and fight (and often die) in Nigeria. These preachers have to recruit quietly because otherwise police in Cameroon will arrest and deport them, sometimes after a vigorous interrogation. Evidence of this recruiting is showing up when some of the recruits return from Nigeria with tales of disillusionment and adversity while with Boko Haram,” the report said.

The magazine said that the Cameroonian government is “being criticized because recent claims of large (over 5,000 weapons) arms seizures near the Nigerian border could not be verified by reporters. Civilians living in villages near where the government said the seizures took place said they saw nothing. The government responded that the smugglers operated in remote areas and avoided civilians as well as security forces. There are also concerns that even if weapons were seized they would, as often happens, be sold back to black market arms dealers so that government officials could keep the cash.”

On the military, the report said: “Residents of those three states have justifiable complaints about the army, in particular the casual attitude of the military towards the safety of civilians and their property.

“The army is also unreliable when it comes to sharing information on casualties. Thus Boko Haram related deaths so far this year are believed to be (based on local reports) at least 1,500, which is 50 per cent more than what the army reports. Boko Haram related deaths from 2010 to 2013 were about 3,600, so the violence is not declining.

“The government has been saying, for several years, that Boko Haram would be crushed within a year and never happens. More insightful observers point out that the problem is mainly one of corruption and poverty, as well as the appeal of Islamic radicalism as a magical cure. All of Nigeria suffers from corruption.

“Poverty is more prevalent in the Muslim north, in part because of climate. That’s because the semi-desert Sahel region south of the Sahara Desert is found in the north. Another problem is the more conservative nature of Islamic populations and the lower education levels.”

Video : BBC Interviews Gang In Niger Who Were "Paid To Join Boko Haram"
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BBC Interviews Gang In Niger Who Were "Paid To Join Boko Haram"
YOUNG Nigeriens at the border town of Nigeria and Niger Republic, Diffa, have confessed to be recruits of the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram.

A member of a gang in Niger told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that Boko Haram Islamist militants from Nigeria “regularly come across the border, looking for recruits.”

The gang members, in their 20s, said they were paid $3,085 (about N500,000) to join the insurgency and since they were jobless, they were willing to take the cash, but with no interest in protecting Sharia law.

However, they said they were willing to strike if given the assignment to do so, as they blamed their decision to join the militant group on their joblessness.

“They have paid Nigerian naira ($3,085, £1,835) to those of us who followed them over there,” one of the young men said.

“When they come, we inform them about what’s going on, what the security forces are up to.

“We have no jobs; some of us are still at high school, but we need money. Violence has become a form of work for us.”

These confessions were revealed in a documentary published by the BBC, on Tuesday, after Thomas Fessy, a BBC reporter visited Diffa region in Niger Republic.

BBC made contacts with this local gang, who claimed they collaborated with Boko Haram and agreed.

According to BBC documentary, five of these young Nigeriens said they had already joined the militant Boko Haram sect, while two other members were killed in operations.

In total there are about a dozen gang members in a tiny, dark room, built with local mud-bricks.

When the reporter asked them: “If you are asked to launch an attack here, will you be ready to do that?”

Their response: “Yes, we are ready. We have no job, so, we are ready. That is what we are here for.”

When the BBC reporter asked if they agreed with Boko Haram’s reason for fighting, they answered in unison: “No. We only do it for the money.”

Arriving one by one to meet the BBC crew earlier on a street corner in Diffa, they all wore skinny jeans, bright coloured T-shirts and shiny chains, like those seen around the necks of American rappers on music videos.

Their attitude and brand new clothes made them stand out when they walked down the dusty streets of Diffa.

The fashion style is clearly inspired by Western consumerism rather than Islamist militancy.

“We break into houses for cash; sometimes we beat people for money, we steal their animals so we can eat and then we gather up and take Tramol (an opiate drug), smoke ganja (marijuana) and drink alcohol,” one of the gang members said.

The BBC reporter, giving an account of his experience at the border town, said: “At the Sahara, there is little space to take for covers from the storm at the village, as the first attack by Boko Haram by its militants meant deadly worst times for them to live in the border and the river between Niger and Nigeria.”

He said on either side of the border, people had enjoyed strong links for centuries, sharing ethnicity and culture.

The report said Nigeria’s neighbouring countries, Niger, Cameroon and Chad, were fearful that the group’s insurgency might spill over to their borders.

A resident told the BBC that the area was just three kilometres away from Nigeria, expressing his belief that the border would keep them safe for now.

On Lake Chad, according to the documentary, Nigerians were fleeing by boats, as the reporter quoting from a United Nations (UN) report, said the UN estimates that 500 people crossed into Niger from Nigeria every week.

One of the refugees, Mutala Suleiman, who arrived last month with his two wives and six children, narrating his story, said: “We were almost going to bed that night when we heard the gunshot.” We ran to escape. A little girl was shot as she fled the burning house.”

He said he counted 50 dead people on the streets during the last attack.

The Diffa area, according to BBC reporter, was suffering from growing refugee crisis without camps and the authorities argued they could become new targets or worse, recruitment centres for Boko Haram.

He stated in the documentary that “Boko Haram insurgents have shown they can hit the Nigerian state in different ways. While raiding villages, attacking schools and abducting children.

To check against possible attack, the threat, according to the report, means daily patrol across the borders and several attacks have been foiled over the last months, while dozens of men suspected to be linked with Boko Haram had been arrested.

“We know that Boko Haram members come across the border, but we are watching them closely,” Diffa government representative Inoussa Saouna said.

“Just last December, we arrested two dozens of men — we believe they were planning to kidnap the regional governor, the military zone commander and myself,” he added.

Military police, customs officers, as well as national guards conduct daily patrols along the porous border to mitigate the threat.

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On paper, the border is supposed to be secured by joint patrols with soldiers from both countries. However, they are yet to start.

Niger’s security forces are receiving training, logistics and intelligence support from both the United States and France.

Most of the border between Niger and Nigeria is naturally drawn by the Komadougou Yobe River.

On either side of it, people have enjoyed strong links for centuries, sharing ethnicity, culture and living off the cross-border trade.

At the Bosso border point, many people cross on foot through water knee-high as the river is at its lowest level in the hottest month of the year.

It allows motorbikes and cars to drive through easily too.

Most cars showing Nigerian number plates come from Borno State bearing the slogan “Home of peace”.”

The UN refugee agency said more than 50,000 people had now crossed into Niger, fleeing the relentless violence.

The many lake islands are now home to thousands and a lot of people, like Mourtalla Souleymane, have made it to the trading post of Krikri on Niger’s shore.

But how many more people can one of the poorest countries in the world take in? Borno State has a population of five million 10 times more than Niger’s Diffa region.

The UN refugee agency said it would try to build new homes and expand existing neighbourhoods rather than setting up camps.

In a report published this month, the Brussels-based think-tank International Crisis Group noted that Boko Haram has “resorted to forced conscription and recruiting criminals and thugs, paying them for attacks.”

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Keshi will get little time to prepare the Super Eagles for their friendly against Scotland
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Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi will get little time to prepare the Super Eagles for their international friendly on May 28 against Scotland at Craven Cottage.

The players invited to play in the friendly will be given May 27 as the deadline for their arrival in camp, which means they will only have one day to acclimatise and get used to conditions at Craven Cottage ahead of the game.

“We are playing on May 28, and we all should be there on May 27 so that we can have at least a one-day training session before we play,’’ Keshi said.

The coach added that he was still working to get 30 players out of the list of 38 already submitted to the Nigeria Football Association on Tuesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the list will be given to Fifa on May 10.

Keshi said players selected were invited based on their club performances and communication with the team’s handlers.

New Video : Burna Boy Ft D’banj – Won Da Mo
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Photo : D'banj visits Nyanya blast victims
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D'banj visited Nyanya blast victims today April 22nd, where he reportedly donated several gift items to the victims and settled some hospital bills.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the entertainer visited the victims at the Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja in company of the FCT Health Secretary, Dr Ademola Onakomaiya.

During his visit, D'banj said the government alone cannot do all that is required for peace to reign in the country.

"I am a Nigerian and I am affected by any tragedy that befalls us and particularly in the spirit of Easter, I came to show the victims support. I have seen that the survivors are responding positively to treatment and thanked the medical team here for the efforts.

"We are appealing to the perpetrators of these acts to have a rethink and support the peace initiative so that our people would not be subjected to such wickedness,” he said.

Autistic teen who was 'forced to perform seexx acts on a dog' by girl classmates wants to drop charges
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'Cruel': Lauren Bush, 17, allegedly taunted an autistic boy and filmed it on her cell phone
An autistic boy who allegedly endured months of abuse at the hands of two girls he called his friends said he wants the charges against them dropped.

Lauren Bush, 17, and another girl, 15, allegedly kicked the 16-year-old boy - a fellow classmate at Chopticon High School in Morganza, Maryland - in the groin, held a knife to his throat and tried to get him to have s*x with his family's dog, all while they recorded him on their cell phones.

They also forced the boy to walk on a frozen lake, causing him to fall into freezing water several times while they did nothing to help, and on another occasion, they shaved off his eyebrows, according to records.

Still, the boy - who has only been identified by his middle name, Michael - considers Bush and the 15-year-old girl, who was his girlfriend, to be his friends.

'It really makes me upset that my parents want to see them in jail,' he told the Washington Post.

'Because I really like them.'

He said the girls never intended to kill him - even when they held a knife to his neck and led him to a frozen lake and persuaded him to fetch a basketball on the ice.

Minutes later, he fell through the ice and screamed, but the girls did nothing to help, he said.

Afterwards, they wouldn't allow him to ride with them and he returned home wet.

'They put me in the trunk,' he said. 'They didn't want to get the interior wet.'

His parents, however, said they want Bush to be tried as an adult.

Scene: Bush, her fellow defendant and their victim are students at Chopticon High School in Morganza, Maryland. The cruelty only stopped when a fellow student heard about the videos and told officials
'My son is a staunch defender of his tormentors; it’s embarrassing,' his father told the Post.

'He may be more disabled than I convinced myself that he was and maybe more lost than I realized.

That's something I am going to have to deal with on a later day. Right now, I am trying to get justice for him and others like him.'

He added: 'Many of the attacks occurred at our home. If they hadn't been caught, I think they would have killed him or all of us.'

Michael told the Post he started going out with the younger girl last year after wooing her with notes, and that both of the girls knew he was autistic.

He tried to cover up the treatment, but his parents knew something was wrong when money started vanishing from his account, and it turned out he was taking the girls out every weekend.

The concerned parents called the school when their son returned home without any eyebrows - but officials said students weren't bullying him for the look - and eventually banned the boy from going out with the girls when his bank balance continued to dwindle.

Then on March 10, sheriff's deputies confiscated the younger girl's phone and both were arrested.

Their cruel treatment was uncovered after a fellow student heard about the videos and told school authorities.

Bush, 17, was charged as an adult with first-degree assault, false imprisonment and child-p*rnography solicitation, and faces up to 80 years in prison if convicted.

She has been on house arrest, but on Monday she reported to state juvenile detention center for several weeks of psychological evaluation, the Post reported.

The Bushes hope the tests prove she should be tried as a juvenile, not an adult.

Donna and Larry Bush claim the boy is far smarter than the girls and that they never intended to seriously harm him. They insist their daughter is remorseful.

The 15-year-old was charged as a juvenile and earlier this month, she pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and displaying an obscene photograph. She remains in a juvenile detention center.

Sheriff Tim Cameron told ABC7 that the allegations leveled against the girls are among the most disturbing he has dealt with in his career.

Police say the girls have admitted to videotaping the incidents, but officials are still trying to figure out why.

'Who could harbor this ill will to do something so completely heinous?' said Cameron. 'I don't know. It's hard to fathom, really.'

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R*ape : Teacher Arrested For R*aping, Impregnating 12-year-old Pupil
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One Chukwudi Boniface, a teacher at Bright Kids Academy, Barkin Ladi, Plateau State has been reportedly arrested by the state police command for r*ping and impregnating a 12-year-old Primary three pupil of the school (name withheld).

Public relations officer of the police command, SP Felicia Anselm who confirmed the arrest said investigation into the matter was ongoing.

“The man has been arrested and investigation is ongoing and he will be charged to court. The girl is already four months pregnant and I want to assure the public that justice will be done in the matter,” she said.

LEADERSHIP gathered that gathered that the private school which is located in Barkin Ladi had in December 2013, introduced an extramural lesson and only four of the pupils attended the lesson including the victim.

It was further gathered that Chukudi had on one occasion, after giving the pupils classwork, told the victim to wait for him in the other classroom with her book where he committed the crime.

The 12-year-old girl while narrating how the teacher r*ped her, said, “my teacher called me to come close and held my hands and then he forced me down and removed my clothes and had s*x with me. I cried but nobody came to help me and when he finished, he warned me not to tell anybody and said if I did, he will deal with me.”

A close family source, who preferred anonymity, said the victim is an orphan and following the treats by the teacher, she kept the secret to herself “until few months later, when we began to notice some pregnancy symptoms and after thorough investigation, she confessed.”