Saturday, 15 December 2012

“We Will Buy Lionel Messi In January And Surprise You!” — Arsene Wenger

 Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger has once again come out in defence of his faltering Arsenal side.
The Frenchman answered critics who claimed this is his worst ever team, after the misery of the Gunners’ worst ever start to a Premier League season was added to by their humilating exit from the Capital One Cup at the hands of League Two Bradford City.
The 62-year-old insisted he actually won more trophies with a group of players who were not as focused as his current crop at the Emirates.
Wenger told reporters at his Friday press conference: “I have had groups who had fantastic results who were less serious than these players, believe me. We won trophies with players who were less focused than this team.
“Of course these players are hurting. You think they don’t care and they go home [after Bradford] and think they had a fantastic game? They do care.
“We have not kicked on, that’s true. But we have rebuilt a team this year and we’ll see where we finish.”

UPDATE: Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State Confirmed Dead in a Helicopter Crash

An aide of the Governor of Kaduna, Patrick Yakowa, has confirmed the death of his boss in the Bayelsa Helicopter crash, Reuters has reported. Mr. Yakowa and a former National Security Adviser, Andrew Azazi, are among those believed to have died in the Naval Helicopter crash.
The Bayelsa State Police spokesperson, Fidelis Odunna, also confirmed a helicopter had crashed in Ogbia Creek, but gave no details of the causalities.
Other occupants are believed to be aides to the dignitaries. The dignitaries travelled to attend the burial ceremony of the father of a presidential aide, Oronto Douglas. The burial of Obereba Douglas was scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Okoroba, Bayelsa State.
Airport authorities are also yet to get details of the crash even as rescue efforts are ongoing.
The Ministry of Aviation is yet to confirm the crash or casualties.
The Minister’s spokesman, Joe Obi, did not pick his calls as officials struggle to get details of the crash.

The Development of the STORY:
Governor Yakowa and Mr. Azazi, a retired military general who served as chief security adviser to President

Inca Girl Frozen For 500 Years Now On Display

Scientists examine a 15-year-old girl who lived in the Inca Empire, then was sacrificed and remained frozen for 500 years

SALTA, Argentina — The maiden, the boy, the girl of lightning: they were three Inca children, entombed on a bleak and frigid mountaintop 500 years ago as a religious sacrifice…

Unearthed in 1999 from the 22,000-foot summit of Mount Llullaillaco, a volcano 300 miles west of here near the Chilean border, their frozen bodies were among the best preserved mummies ever found, with internal organs intact, blood still present in the heart and lungs, and skin and facial features mostly unscathed. No special effort had been made to preserve them. The cold and the dry, thin air did all the work. They froze to death as they slept, and 500 years later still looked like sleeping children, not mummies.

Genevieve Nnaji Poses With Dad, As He Turns 77 Today

Saturday, December 15, 2012, is a Birthday of Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji's father. Mr Nnaji turns 77 today.
The actress posted Dad's picture on her Twitter page this morning with an accompanying message: "My dad just turned 77. So grateful to God for life and good health."

Already, her twitter timeline is filled with greetings and wishes for her dad on his birthday. also wishes him longevity, health and... Well, he's already blessed with his daughter, who is one of the best actresses Nigeria can boast of.

BREAKING NEWS: Governor of Kaduna Yakowa, Former NSA Azazi Confirmed Dead

Governor Yakowa
 General Azazzi
Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State and former National Security Adviser Andrew Owoye Azazi apparently died in a helicopter that crashed today in Bayelsa State.
Governor Yakowa and Mr. Azazi, a retired military general who served as chief security adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, were among passengers in the ill-fated helicopter.
Nigeria's National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) had earlier indicated that the agency had activated a search for a crashed helicopter.
The crashed chopper was carrying “some major political figures.” The identity of any other passengers in the ill-fated chopper is yet to be confirmed.
Governor Yakowa and Mr. Azazi were among many political figures who reportedly attended the burial of the father of senior presidential aide Oronto Douglas. The funeral event took place in the Nembe area of Bayelsa State earlier today. SaharaReporters learnt that the crashed helicopter was one of several

PHOTOS: President Jonathan Kneels For Blessings at Holy Ghost Congress December 2012

Photos from the Holy Ghost Night at the Redeemed Church Camp, Kilometre 30, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Friday, President Goodluck Jonathan came with a retinue of aides; Olusegun Mimiko, Ondo state governor, also took part with his wife.
The Holy Ghost Night boasts of attracting one million worshippers in the yearly event.

Below are some scenes, as captured by State House Cameraman, Kola Oshiyemi:

Mario Balotelli Not Happy About Obafemi Martins’ Affair With His Sister

Nigerian player, Obafemi Martins is in love with Abigail Barwuah, the sister of Manchester City’s Mario Balotteli and he is not hiding it. 
Photos of Obagoal and Ghanaian Abigail Barwuah hugging and kissing has emerged and gone viral. Reports by the foreign media say Abigail and the Nigeria international, Martins, who plays for Levante in the Spanish La Liga, are involved in a discrete relationship. quoted some Italian media, saying that the pair were captured on camera in suggestive poses, with Martins embracing and kissing Abigail. The relationship between the Nigerian goal poacher and his Ghanaian girlfriend started in Milan, Italy when Martins was playing for Inter Milan.
It was gathered that Balotelli is deeply concerned and displeased that the pictures have been published, as he

Bracket Pulls Crowd Of Over 35,000 People at Congo Concert

Nigerian music keeps taking over the African continent one country at a time even as they make their foray into the global stage.
From the West, to the East, South to Central and even parts of North Africa, Nigerian music reigns supreme.
Therefore it was no surprise when the duo of Obumneme Ali and Nwachukwu Ezioko Popularly called Bracket, took their brand to the central African country of Congo where they reportedly pulled a crowd of over 35,000 people for their show.
The pop/high life duo by this feat have cemented their place as a force to be reckoned with on the continent.

Karen Igho Slapped At Smirnoff Party

Joint winner of Big Brother Africa reality show in 2011, Karen Igho, has revealed how she was physically assaulted by a security man, at a Smirnoff party in Lagos.
Karen, who is now an entrepreneur, model and actress, took to her Twitter page, to give a blow by blow account, of how the man even went ahead to threaten her with a loaded gun, because she refused to give him money.
She also confirmed she would take legal action in the coming days, as she has alerted her lawyers already.
Here are some of the tweets taken off her timeline this morning:
“Wow I got slapped at a smirnof party, by a security guard!!! is it because I’m a woman?
“He loaded his gun and put it to my face at the car park, Said he will shoot me if I don’t give him money..I

Five Siblings Burnt Alive In Lagos After Parents Locked Them In (Photos)

Five children between the ages of four and 12 were killed in an inferno in the Kirikiri area of Lagos State on Thursday.
It was learnt that the five children, Emeka 12, Ifeanyi 10, Chinasa eight, Joy six, and Bright four, who are of the same parents, were burnt alive at their home located at 29 Comfort Oboh Street, Kirikiri.
The parents of the victims were identified as Ogbonna and Margaret Igwuagwu.
Our correspondent learnt that although over 30 people live in the compound, which was completely consumed by the fire, only the five children died.
Sympathisers were said to have surrounded the premises crying and wailing over the incident, while charred remains of the victims were being evacuated.

According to residents, the fire started at about 11.30 pm in the room where the five children were sleeping

Boko Haram Linked To Senator Ndume, Court Admits Fresh Evidence

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, admitted fresh sets of evidence, showing that Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, allegedly made seventy-three contacts with the Boko Haram Islamic sect.
The evidence was tendered before the court by a forensic expert with the States Security Service, SSS, Mr Aliyu Usman, who testified against the lawmaker yesterday as the third prosecution witness.
The witness, had in his examination-in-chief, maintained that the contacts took place between October 3 and November 3, 2011, adding that most of the communication was between Ndume and the self confessed spokesman of the Boko Haram sect, Ali Sanda Umar Konduga.
t would be recalled that the high court had on October 24, admitted into evidence, two phones comprising of Nokia E-7 and Nokia 27100, which the SSS confiscated from both Senator Ndume and Konduga, shortly after they were arrested.
Trial Justice Kolawole marked the two phones as exhibits P5 and P5 (a).
Meanwhile, Konduga who willingly submitted himself to the security agency had since been convicted by an

Woman Smuggles Cocaine In Bosoms Implants

A Panamanian woman has been arrested in Spain with fake bosom implants that turned out to be plastic bags containing 1.4kg of cocaine. When the 20-year-old was stopped for a search at Barcelona's Prat international airport, police noticed that she had gauze under her bosoms. She said she had had plastic surgery two months before, but the wounds were open and she was still bleeding. She was taken to hospital, where the cocaine bags were removed. Spanish police say thousands of people try to take illegal drugs into the country every year, but this is the first

11-yr old girl gets pregnant for five boys

IT was a shocking story to the parents and neighbours of an 11 year old girl and pupil of Ikorenim Primary School in Calabar, Cross River State, Ekamen  Asuquo, when a pregnancy test that was conducted on her at the General Hospital, Calabar revealed that she was carrying a four-month pregnancy.
The mother of the primary five pupil, who resides at 2, Pipeline Road, Ikorenim had suspected pregnancy, going by the symptoms exhibited by the teenage girl, who was sick for a while as she decided to take her to the hospital after she failed to get well, despite long period of self medication.
The mother was rattled when it was discovered that the girl was pregnant after some tests.
A neighbour, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said “She has been at home for the past two months always complaining of one ailment or the other and the mother had to take her to the General Hospital after home medication could not heal her in the hope that she could be treated there.”
The neighbour, said when the teenage girl was confronted by her mother, who allegedly sells hot drinks and

Kano Lawmaker Shot Dead At Relaxation Joint

A lawmaker representing Gaya constituency on the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) was killed today by unidentified gunmen in Hotoro area of Kano city.
Danladi Isa Kademi was shot dead around 6.30 pm Nigerian time by Islamist militants operating on a motorcycle.
Mr. Kademi was a former chairman of the association of Local Government Chairmen in the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Idris confirmed the killing of the lawmaker to the media, but said the police had warned the lawmakers to stay away from relaxation joints.

How wicked mother abandoned baby boy in bush

Wonders as the saying goes shall never cease. It is very amazing to hear cases of child abandonment especially when one considers the fact that children are precious gifts from God.
A baby boy who appears to be less than 24 hours old was found abandoned in a deserted path surrounded by shrubs in Ikorodu area of Lagos state recently.
The innocent child was welcomed to the world in this most wicked manner by an unknown mother or parents. The baby boy who was neatly wrapped was found in a bush at the early hours of Monday November 26, 2012, along Ikorodu -Itokin road, close to the popular Lucky Fibre bus-stop, Ikorodu.

According to residents, the baby was found at about 7am that fateful day by passers-by who were alerted

Friday, 14 December 2012

Two Nigerians Docked For Hacking Into Ghana’s Armed Forces E-mails

Two Nigerians have been arrested for allegedly attempting to divert $13,978 belonging to, Ghanaian peacekeepers after they had succeeded in hacking into the e-mails of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).
The suspects, Peter Okechukwu, 32, and Emmanuel Ifedi, 31, were arrested by officials of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service at a branch of the United Bank of Africa (UBA) in Accra where they had gone to cash the money.
According to the Director-General of the CID, Commissioner of Police Mr Prosper Agblor, in November this year the two suspects managed to enter the e-mails of Continental African Trading Limited (CATAL) and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) GHANBATT 76 and intercepted all electronic communications between the two parties.
CATAL, an international organisation, had been supplying home appliances’ to Ghanaian peacekeeping troops on various missions at different locations in the world.
Recently, CATAL was contacted, as usual, by the GAF to supply home appliances to UNIFIL GHANBATT

Nurse Kills Baby By Botching Circumcision

A nurse has been found guilty of manslaughter after causing a baby's death by botching his circumcision.
Grace Adeleye, 67, carried out the procedure on four-week-old Goodluck Caubergs at an address in Chadderton, Oldham, in April 2010. The boy bled to death before he could reach hospital the following day. Adeleye was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence at Manchester Crown Court.
The nurse, who denied the charge, had told the jury she had done "more than 1,000" circumcision operations without incident. The court heard that Adeleye and Goodluck's parents were from Nigeria, where the circumcision of newborns is the tradition for Christian families. Adeleye, of Sarnia Court, Salford, was paid £100 to do the operation.
The jury was told that she carried out the procedure using a pair of scissors, forceps and olive oil and without anaesthetic. She had claimed there had been "no problem" when she left the infant and that his

Gunman Kills 26 Including Children At An Elementary School in the USA

CBS News is reporting that 27 people are dead, including 14 students, after a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The gunman is among the dead.

CBS News’ John Miller reports there is preliminary information that the gunman was the father of one of the students. Miller also says that at least a couple dozen people were shot.

The shooter was killed and apparently had two guns, a person with knowledge of the shooting said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way. It is not known whether the shooter took his own life or was killed.

Two students and a teacher were also injured in the shooting and they were taken to Dansbury Hospital,

Man Impregnates Mother-In-Law As Wife Attends Church Conference

A man allegedly impregnated his mother-in-law, only known as Mavhuto, amid claims that she seduced him.

Fungai Mukwena was left with his mother-in-law Gladys Mavhuto in July this year when his wife Ellen went for a one-week church conference in Gokwe.
The Mukwenas are members of Zion Christian Church (ZCC) but Fungai could not attend the Gokwe conference because of work commitments. Ellen asked her mother to remain behind looking after the couple's two children aged two and four.

Ellen told B-Metro that her mother was five months heavy with her husband's seed.

"I am distressed. I don't know how to handle this matter but I have already reported to church authorities."

Man Stabs Landlady’s Son To Death Over N50

The police in Lagos, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, have arrested an okada rider identified as Igali for stabbing a landlady’s son, Demola Talabi, to death.
The middle-aged Igali allegedly used a screw driver to stab Talabi on the neck and other parts of his body.
The victim slumped and died due to excessive bleeding.
The 42-year old Talabi  from Ogun State and married with two kids, was said to be trying to mediate in an argument between Igali and a passenger over N50.
According to Talabi’s younger brother, Ayo, the incident occurred at Osho Street, Opebi and they (members of his family) were contacted. Before he got to the scene, his brother had died due to excessive bleeding.
The body has been deposited at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) mortuary for

Stephanie Linus, Monalisa Chinda, Kunle Afolayan & More At The Premiere Of “Doctor Bello” (Photos)

Celebrities were present at the much talked about movie premiere of "Doctor Bello". The movie is all about finding the cure for cancer.

On Sunday 25th November 2012, Tony Abulu‘s latest movie, Doctor Bello, the cross-continental film centered around a cancer specialist, Dr. Michael Durant  (played by Isaiah Washington) who comes to Nigeria to find the cure nestled on the peak of Nigeria’s sky mountains, premiered at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, Lagos.
Although the movie’s leading lady, Genevieve Nnaji wasn’t present at the premiere, other Nollywood stars including Stephanie Linus, Monalisa Chinda, Joseph Benjamin, Kunle Afolayan, Zack Orji, Patrick Doyle, Uru Eke, Emem Isong and Beverly Naya brought star power to the premiere.
Check out more photos:

D'banj Opens Night Club In Lagos

Popular Nigerian musician, Dapo Oyebanjo aka D'banj, has joined the elite list of night club owners in Lagos.

D'banj confirmed this in a post on Twitter on Friday.
This is coming after former producer and estranged partner, Don Jazzy tweeted about opening his own night club “PoP” on the 21st December.
D'banj said the club, located on Adetokunbo Ademola Street in Victoria Island, would be known as 'One Eleven' and would open today(Dec 14).
The club will be opened with three days of partying, he added.

Gov Uduaghan of Delta State Controlling Traffic On A Busy Road (PHOTOS)

Call it a publicity stunt or an action borne out of a genuine desire to be of service to ordinary citizens of the state but you can’t entirely fault Delta state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan for attempting to control traffic on a very busy road.
The governor was spotted some days ago directing traffic on the ever busy Inter Bua round about, to the admiration of motorists and passers-by who soon gathered round to watch the scene in bemusement.
The governor was reportedly caught up in the traffic jam and had to disembark from his vehicle to control the traffic for more than 30minutes until normalcy was restored before leaving the scene.
But opposition in the state are not convinced. They think the governor was simply seeking cheap publicity. According to opposition, with the huge allocation that comes to Delta State every month, as an oil-producing

Jesus 'Look-Alike' Kicked Out of Sports Event After 4,000 Chant 'Stand Up If You Love Jesus' (PHOTO, VIDEO)

A so-called "Jesus look-alike" has been kicked out of a darts tournament after thousands of uncontrollable fans would not stop chanting for him, putting off top players at the event.

Nathan Grindal, from Oxford, was at the event to watch some of the world's best darts players compete, but ended up being escorted to a separate part of the venue by security staff when more than 4,000 fans noticed his appearance and started chanting, "Stand up if you love Jesus."
Officials were unable to control the crowd as more and more of the fans at the venue joined in the chant for an extended period, putting the world's top darts player, Phil "The Power" Taylor, and his opponent, Kim Huybrechts, off their game.
Unable to think of any other way to control the crowd, officials called security guards at the venue, who escorted the so-called "Jesus look-alike" out.
The 33 year old laborer was eventually escorted out by six guards to another part of the venue away from

Woman Faces Jail For Attempting To Kill A Pregnant Woman And Steal Her Foetus

A woman who confessed to police that she tried to steal a baby by killing a pregnant woman and cutting out the full-term foetus was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole.
Annette Morales-Rodriguez, 34, was convicted in September of two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of 23-year-old Maritza Ramirez-Cruz and her fetus. According to trial testimony, Morales-Rodriguez was distraught over her inability to give her boyfriend a son, had already pretended to have two miscarriages and was faking a third pregnancy when she devised a plan to abduct the woman, carve the child from her womb and pass it off as her own.
The convictions carried mandatory life sentences, so the only question for Judge David Borowski was whether Morales-Rodriguez would be allowed the possibility of parole. Wisconsin does not have the death

Two Abuja High Class Chicks Fighting Naked In Public

What were you thinking you were going to see? lol, 2 naked agbaya babes fighting? Well, See the photo above, Viewers discretion advised, lol.

16 yr-old cable vandal survives electrocution

MAKURDI — A 16-year-old boy, Terseer Iorparegh, was yesterday caught stuck in a high tension cable while attempting to vandalize the PHCN cable along Naka road in Makurdi.
Vanguard gathered from the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Gabriel Suswam on Public Utilities, Mr. Gaddafi Asemanya who was at the scene said residents of the area were woken up by shout of help from the young man around on Thursday only to behold the teenager hanging between the high tension cable after he had suffered shock and first degree burns
Asemanya said the teenager who had removed the lower cable climbed the PHCN pole to vandalize the upper cable when his leg touched a line which caused a spark and fire which spread over his body while he persistently shouted for help.
According to the governor’s aide, “vandalism of PHCN property has become a serious issue in Benue State, in the last one year. I have apprehended over 30 vandals, while some were prosecuted many of these

Actress Ufuoma Ejenobor and hubby show off 2 month old son

The actress and her American hubby, Steven McDermott, welcomed a son in October. The photo on the right is the family's Christmas card. What a cute, cute, cute baby.

Listen to D'banj's new song - Top of the World

"Top of the World" is the first single to be released through Sony Music's RCA Africa label and DB Records Nigeria since D'Banj signed his groundbreaking multi-album deal with Sony Music Entertainment Africa.

Watch the Video below, You like?

Peter of PSquare's baby's mum, Pregnant Lola Omotayo off to the US to deliver

Peter Okoye's baby's mum, Lola Omotayo, left for the US this past weekend for delivery. Lola is due to deliver her second child sometime in January. Peter and Lola already have a four year old son, Cameron.

Footballer Rio Ferdinand really likes Naija music...


The English footballer really really likes Naija Music. lol.

Comic actor Victor Osuagwu weds in a Truck

Lol. Anyone surprised? The comic actor and his longtime partner Roseline got married last Saturday December 8th at the bride's home in Choba, Port Harcourt. And they did it in a truck! Lol. Check out details in today's Entertainment Express Weekly magazine.

Pastor In Prison For Marrying Two Wives

38-year-old Pastor Julius Bamidele was on Thursday remanded in prison custody by an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly contracting an unlawful marriage with another woman while still married.
It was revealed to the court that Bamidele was married to his present wife, Mrs Yinka Bamidele, but however got married to another woman, Bukola Dahunsi, while still married to Yinka.
“That you, Julius Bamidele ‘m’, being married to former Miss Yinka Ibigbami now Yinka Bamidele (Mrs) under the Marriage Act on Sept.11, 2004, at Ado-Ekiti Local Government Registry, in Ado-Ekiti Magisterial District.
“That you, Bamidele did marry one Bukola Dahunsi while Yinka Bamidele (Mrs) is still living and marriage

PHOTO: P-Square Flaunt Private Jet Trips, Billed To Perform In Rwanda

Paul and Peter Okoye of the fabled Psquare brand, are officially living large. It is no longer news that the twin brothers no longer fly commercial for their engagements as they’ve been spotted more than once flying in private jet.

Sources gathered that flying in a private jet is now part of the perks attached to the conditions for the duo to grace any show on the continent.
To keep in touch with their fans, Peter Okoye tweeted a series of pictures showing them in a jet enroute Kigali as well as his first breakfast in their hotel today.

View photos:

Stunned Parents Pull Feather Out Of Baby's Neck, Thought It Was A Pimple(Photo)

A seven-month-old girl was taken to hospital Saturday by concerned parents after an area just below her jaw swelled up to the size of one and a half golf balls with a pimple on top.

After initially diagnosing an infection, doctors were shocked when they discovered a two-inch-long black feather had got lodged underneath Mya Whittington’s skin.

Aaron and Emma Whittington first took their nearly seven-month-old daughter to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Kansas on Saturday after the area below her jaw swelled up.
‘They thought it was a swollen gland,’ Aaron Whittington said.

The hospital administered an antibiotic and sent the family home.

Mya’s grandmother took her back to the hospital after a ‘pimple’ appeared on the swollen area, which had

N’Assembly Agrees On Death Penalty For Terrorists

The National Assembly on Thursday agreed that any terrorist act that results in the death of another Nigerian would carry a death penalty.

This is contained in the report by the conference committee of the National Assembly that harmonised the different versions of the amendment bill passed by both chambers.
The Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2011 (Amendment) Bill, 2012 was passed  by the House of Representatives on October 11 and by the Senate on Wednesday, October 17.
Presenting the committee’s report on the floor of the Senate on Thursday, Chairman, Senate Committee on National Security and Intelligence, Senator Mohammed Magoro, said, “Clause 2 amends Section 1 of the Principal Act, which deals with ‘prohibition of acts of terrorism’ in general.
“The Senate version prescribes life imprisonment for offences under this clause, while the House version prescribes death penalty. After deliberations, the House version was adopted by the conference committee.”

BREAKING NEWS: Okonjo-Iweala'a Mother Freed

A security source has just confirmed to Saharareporters that the kidnapped mother of Nigeria's finance minister, Professor Kamene Okonjo has been freed by security forces in Delta state.
Professor Okonjo was kidnapped by dare-devil kidnappers from her home  on December 9 2012 while attending to workers fixing her palace gate.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, released a statement today shortly after the release of her mother from kidnappers in Delta state. The statement below did not offer much detail about Professor Kamene Okonjo release from kidnappers 5 days after the 82-year woman was kidnapped from her home in the state.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

PHCN: FG shifts ground, agrees to pay off 54,000 staff

ALL workers of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, totalling about 50,000 and 4000 unregularised staff will be paid off as part of the full privatisation of PHCN’s assets, the Federal Government and organised labour have agreed.
The implication of this is that PHCN workers that will be absorbed by new owners will have a new condition of service in line with agreement with Labour.
Vanguard gathered that government needs over N400 billion as against less  than N200 billion earlier earmarked by it to settle the workers severance pay which terminated on June 1, 2012.

Similarly, the government has agreed that the total accrued gratuity as at June 30, 2012 shall be paid to active PHCN workers in accordance with the defined benefit scheme stipulated in PHCN 2010 conditions of service. This is a major u-turn on the part of government which had agreed that the Pension Reform Act,

40-Year-Old Woman Breastfeeds Tiger Cubs (Photo)

Two tiger cubs, one male, one female were taken from her mother when she killed the third one in her litter. 

They are now been breast fed by a wet nurse, Hla Htay, at the Yangon Zoological Gardens in Burma and by breastfed, straight from her mammary glands.
Ms Htay, 40, the partner of an employee at the zoo, told local newspapers that she felt sorry for the animals and offered her services, at least until the cubs grew teeth.
The two are now being raised on bottled milk as well as Hla Htay’s milk four times a day.

Nigerian Prostitute Gruesomely Murdered In Italy

A Nigerian commercial sex worker identified as Franca Abumen, who lives in Rome, Italy, reportedly met her untimely death in the hands of yet to be identified men who brutally murdered her by tying her ankles and strangling her to death with a black cord, tied around her neck.
Franca, 27, was killed in the woods of Stifone, between Narni Waters, in Rome but her body was not found until after 24 hours on Sunday 10th of December, 2012 after her friends called reported her missing at the police station when she failed to return home from a night of work.
The police commands Carabinieri in Rome and Viterbo are working together to unmask the identities of Franca’s killers.

Kamene Okonjo Kidnap: Kidnappers Demand $ 1.26 Million, Finance Minister's Resignation

Okonjo family members have established communication with kidnappers of Prof. Kamene Okonjo, the mother of Nigeria's Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Eighty-three-year-old Kamene Okonjo was kidnapped Monday. It was also learnt that the kidnappers had also reduced their ransom from $ 1 billion to $ 1.26 million.
A highly-placed security source told reporters that secret negotiation had commenced with the kidnappers because of the fragile health of the retired professor of Sociology and pressure from higher quarters.
It was also learnt that the abductors are demanding the immediate resignation of Dr. Okonjo-Iweala as Finance Minister. This demand gives reason to suspect that the kidnap may be politically motivated.
Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, in an interview on Wednesday in Asaba, after a meeting with his Divisional Police Officers, expressed confidence that the detained professor would be

PHOTO: Picture of Real-Life Cat Woman Jocelyn Wildenstein

Jocelyn,72, also known as Known as the Bride of Wildenstein aka Catwoman underwent so many procedures rumoured to be $4 million to look like exotic cats she adored. I just think she was Stupid cos she now looks like a monster.

This is so sad...and she wasn't even ugly before. But the doctors that did the surgeries are wicked

Hoodlums Raze Church In Kwara

Some yet-to-be-identified people set ablaze a church building belonging to Living Faith Church Inc, aka Winners Chapel, along Airport Road, Ilorin about 2.30am on Wednesday. Church property worth several millions of naira were also said to have been destroyed by the fire.

It was gathered that the plastic chairs in the church were removed to an unknown place while the building sited opposite the International Aviation College Ilorin on Ilorin-Ogbomoso Road was burnt.
It was also said that a security man attached to the church had been missing since the incident, fueling speculation, that he could have been abducted.
The Kwara State Government, in its reaction, called on parties to the alleged disputed plot of land not to take the law into their hands but to refer the issue to the court of law for adjudication.
The government, in a statement on Wednesday by the Secretary to the Kwara State Government, Alhaji

Muslim Woman Commits Suicide After Her Westernized Lifestyle Was Revealed To Her Parents

A woman leapt to her death from a City rooftop restaurant after a Facebook stalker exposed her westernised lifestyle to her Muslim parents.
Rema Begum, 29, plunged 80ft from the terrace of Coq d’Argent after sipping a glass of wine and climbing on to a ledge.
She landed in front of horrified workers outside Bank Tube station and died instantly. Once the ‘life and soul of the party’, she had been plagued by an internet stalker who used information from her Facebook profile to send poison pen letters to her and her parents.
She was also suffering depression after losing her manager’s job at the British Library following a row with her bosses, an inquest at City of London coroner’s court was told yesterday.
Miss Begum feared she was living an impure life and as punishment was worried she would not be allowed