Saturday, 19 September 2015

UN Offers To Boost Naira In Exchange For Legalization Of Abortion In Nigeria

A controversial and powerful United Nations population agency has offered to boost the Nigerian Naira in exchange for the federal government to change its position on reproductive health and abortion in the country.

Reports say there have been setbacks in advancing abortion and sexual rights for adolescents in Africa.

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) told Nigeria to take back its reservations on “sexual and reproductive health” and “reproductive rights” in a new UN development agreement. The controversial terms are the cornerstone of the decades-long campaign to create an international right to abortion, and expand sexual rights for minors.

“If Nigeria withdraws her reservation on the two targets, the country will get maximum value for Naira [the Nigerian currency],” the agency’s representative, Ms Ratidzai Ndhlovu, told a gathering of population experts in Abuja, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

Nigeria’s reservations are not new or controversial, but they undermine the goals of the UN population agency—backed by wealthy European governments and the United States—to reduce population growth in Africa.

Thief dies 'twice' in hospital after being stabbed in stomach by house owner

A thief 'died' twice in hospital after being stabbed in the stomach by the owner of a house he had robbed. The thief, 38 year old Craig Norman, spent nearly six months in Manchester Royal Infirmary and is now facing the threat of being jailed.

The courts heard how he used a spring-loaded punch to get into the home of 44 year old Lee Fellowes and his wife Kelly, 33.

Mr Fellowes went into the kitchen of their home after hearing the sound of smashing glass and when he looked towards the front door he saw a hand reaching for a bunch of keys in the lock, said prosecutor Subhanur Chowdhury. He kicked out at the hand but Norman managed to grab the keys and disappear.
"Bare-footed and in his pyjamas Mr Fellowes ran out of the back door. On the way he picked up a kitchen knife to protect himself and his young family," said Mr Chowdhury.
Outside he saw a vehicle driving away at speed and thought the intruder was driving.
So Mr Fellowes went back into the house and that was when he saw his wife struggling with a masked man dressed all in black and armed with a hammer.
Mr Chowdhury added: "Mr Fellowes ran at the man. Instinct took over and he pushed his hand holding the knife into his midriff. He pulled the knife out of the man's body and it fell to the ground."
Despite his serious injury, Norman managed to escape and on reaching home was covered in blood, it was said.
In court, Maggie McCormack, who is Mr. Norman's lawyer, said "Norman suffered a life endangering wound. And after being admitted to the MRI twice died. He does have a record but he takes issue with some of the evidence against him."
Norman, she said, pleaded guilty to burglary and the theft of keys valued at £50. He was bailed and due to appear at the Crown Court for sentence on October 6.

Glasgow preacher robbed in 'hate crime'

A Nigerian preacher has been robbed and racially abused by two men as he walked to his church in north Glasgow.
The 46-year-old was on his way to a church in Ashfield Street when he was attacked on Bardowie Street by two men.
He was hit with a glass bottle and punched before the men ran off with his rucksack at about 23:35 on Friday.
Police Scotland are treating the attack as a hate crime. The preacher sustained only minor injuries but was "very shaken", officers said.
The suspects were white and in their late teens. One is described as medium to heavy build, with a short dark crew cut hairstyle and wearing a grey hooded top, black tracksuit trousers and white trainers.
The second man has a slim build with short light brown hair, wearing a black hooded top and red tracksuit bottoms.
The preacher had just got off a bus on Saracen Street before the attack. The two men stole his rucksack which had a Bible and other possessions inside.
Det Con Alan Watt said: "On checking CCTV we can see the two suspects hanging about in Saracen Street a short time before the attack. I would appeal to anyone who recognises their description or who has information that will help officers with their enquiries to contact the Community Investigation Unit at Pollok via 101."
DC Watt said he was keen to hear from the driver of a grey Hackney taxi who was seen on CCTV just before the attack.

Mama HID Awolowo dies at 99

Chief (Mrs) Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, the matriarch of the Awolowo family and wife of late Obafemi Awolowo has died. She passed on in her sleep today September 19th at age 99, just two months before turning 100. She was born on November 25, 1915.  May her soul rest in peace, Amen.

Very Graphic photos of the Gas Explosion in Port

Four people killed and some injured in a gas explosion that happened in Port Harcourt on Thursday evening. The explosion happened during transfusion of industrial gas into a cylinder of an air conditioner

Justin Bieber Shares Bedroom Shirtless Photo

Check out the photo justin Bieber put up on social media. Sexy or not???? 

A couple arrested for using their children for child porn

A 47-year-old man and 34-year-old woman from Bedford, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been jailed for six-and-a-half years each after admitting creating indecent images and videos of their own children.

One of the children was made to use a sex toy while being filmed, Bedfordshire Police said.

Officers said the woman pleaded guilty to two charges of making indecent photographs of children, one count of distributing an indecent photograph of a child and one count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

The man pleaded guilty to two counts of making indecent photographs of children and one count of possessing an indecent photograph of a child.
The victims were both under 16 at the time of the crimes.

Detective Constable Sarah Brookes, from the Bedfordshire Police Safeguarding Unit, led the case and said:
"This was a particularly stomach-churning series of crimes, in which two young girls were coerced by those in a position of trust into performing vile acts for the offenders' sexual gratification.
"Though they may be too young to realise the full extent of what has happened to them, these offences will no doubt stay with these innocent victims for life.
"For this reason I am pleased the courts have issued a custodial sentence and this repulsive pair will spend time behind bars."

Northern group to Saraki: resign now

Northern group to Saraki: resign now
According to The Nation,The Northern Ethnic Nationalities Unity Congress (NENUC) yesterday called for the resignation of the Senate President Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki.
The call came just as the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) secured a bench warrant for the arrest of the embattled Senate President by the CCB Tribunal over allegations of false declaration of assets dated back to 2003.
The group said the Senate President should resign before he drags the image and reputation of the office he presently occupies further in the mud.
Speaking with reporters yesterday, the National President and Convener of the group, Mr Bako Benjamin, said it is disgusting that the Senate President would rather be seeking court’s protection than going before the anti graft agency to clear his name of the charges.
“Let the Senate President come to equity with clean hands. Let him defend himself against all the charges levelled against him in the spirit of the new wind of change blowing across the country,” Benjamin said.
He said the anti-corruption war spearheaded by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration would be futile if people like the Senate President continue to seek protection from the law courts rather than presenting themselves for the acid test.
Benjamin, who noted that the recourse to the court itself is an admission of guilt, said: “Seeking protection from the law courts is sending a strong signal that he (Saraki) has something to hide.”
The group, he said, has therefore given the Senate President a three-day ultimatum to honourably resign to prevent impeachment proceedings against him for his eventual removal from the exalted office.
NENUC said Saraki’s continued stay in office is “capable of sending wrong signals to the international community and pose a huge question mark on President Buhari’s commitment to ridding the nation of corruption.
He said NENUC would not hesitate to mobilise other well-meaning Nigerians to march on the National Assembly in protest should the Senate President refuse to honourably resign from office within reasonable time.

Nigerian Billionaire Antonio Dehinde Fernandez Buried (Photos)

The remains of late Nigerian billionaire,
 Chief Antonio Dehinde Fernadez 
have been laid to rest.

That happened yesterday, 18th September in Brussels and in attendance were the late billonaire's children,
 family members and friends including Chief Dele Momodu and Pastor Tunde Bakare. 
Chief Fernadez died in Belgium on September 1.
 He was aged 79. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Photos continue after the jump.

Chief Fernandez's oldest son, Antonio

Daughter Antoinette Oyinkan Fernandez

Daughter, Abimbola Fernandez

Photo credit - Dele Momodu Ovation