24 February 2015

Graphic Photos: Villagers burn suspected bank robber to death in Benue

Pandemonium broke out in a border village of Konshisha and Oju local government areas of Benue State when a suspected criminal, who was among the armed robbers that attacked a bank, was burnt to death.
Recall that suspected gunmen, armed with dangerous weapons and ammunition, numbering about 20, had, weekend, raided the First Bank branch in Vandeikya LGA of the state, carting away huge sums of money, and killed several others in the process.

The dare devil robberse had a gun battle with the police in the area while trying to escape. Thevehicle conveying the robbers, however, crash landed and somersaulted into the bush.
It was gathered that many of the robbers fled with bullet wounds and unfortunately for one of them, was apprehended by the villagers, and instantly set ablaze.

A villager who simply gave his name as Ejum told newsmen yesterday that, “One of the robbers who was trying to escape while the gun battle with the police was ongoing fell into the hands of the villagers and was given juggle justice”.

According to Ejum, the arrested culprit had confessed to being a member of the robbery gang and that the revelation angered the locals who could not wait for police intervention as they hung tyre on his neck and set it on fire.

10 February 2015

HORROR: ISIS Behead Man for Witchcraft

ISIS militants on Monday publicly beheaded an elderly man in Raqqa, Syria, after accusing him of practicing witchcraft.
The unknown man was photographed as he was being executed, while a large crowd watched, Daily Mail reports.
Sources state that the barbaric execution comes just days after ISIS threw a man off a seven-storey building in Raqqa, after accusing him of engaging in a “homosexual affair.”
Located on the north bank of the Euphrates River, Raqqa is a city in Syria that has become the ISIS militants’ stronghold and de facto capital.

6 February 2015

Woman keeps late Brother’s Skeleton in Wardrobe For 2 Years In Anambra

A popular food vendor in Eke-Awka market, Anambra State, Ngozi Aloefuna, was discovered to have been in custody of the remains of her brother who died of mental illness about two years ago. The corpse of Stephen Aloefuna, a former footballer with Rangers International Club in the 80s, was hidden in the family house for the past two years until it had decomposed to a skeleton.

Residents of Amikwo Village, Awka South Local Government Area, where the incident happened, were benumbed by the shocking discovery, even as people accused Ngozi, a food vendor, of mischievously harvesting her brother’s body parts to cook the food she sells to the public in the market.

Chimamanda Adichie Nominated For Grammy Award

Award-winning writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has received another nomination at the Grammy award, the world’s most prestigious Music Award. The nomination is based on her collaboration with Beyonce on the song “Flawless”, which has become an iconic song for women around the world – and which has also become the most popular song on Beyonce’s recent album everywhere across the globe. Beyoncé’s recent self titled album, which includes “Flawless”, is in the running for Album Of The Year at the Grammy Awards, which willhold on February 8, 2015.

Chimamanda Adichie, by virtue of this nomination, becomes the first Nigerian writer to be  a Grammy nominee. Whether the album wins or not, the nomination is already a milestone for a Nigerian writer and we should celebrate it. 

5 February 2015

4 2 brothers, 3 others killed during political rally in Lagos

Layinka Street
Five people, including two brothers, have been shot dead in the Ajegunle area of Lagos.
They were shot after hoodlums hijacked a campaign rally organised by a Senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which went through Oduduwa and Layinka streets and moved down to Cemetery Road in Amukoko.
Punch reports that the rally turned violent on Layinka Street when some politicians, who accompanied the unnamed Senatorial candidate, began to share gifts.
As the supporters and residents scrambled for the items, some thugs, who felt they were being sidelined, attacked the supporters.

PDTF Breaks Cultural Barrier And Produces Katsina's First Female Pilot

Ruqayya Suleiman from Bakori LGA of Katsina State has become the first female pilot from the state. She is one of the 15 pilots trained in South Africa under the full scholarship programme of the Petroleum Trust Development Fund (PTDF) as international certified commercial pilots. 

According to Raqayya's father, her dream of becoming a pilot could not have come true without the scholarship and emotional support from the PTDF.

Today, a joyful Mr. Suleiman is excited that his young daughter has broken the cultural barrier that often hold girls from her region back from acquiring higher education. 

The Executive Secretary of PTDF, Femi Ajayi, explained that the aim of the scholarship is to create capacity for the Oil and Gas sector and that with the support of President Goodluck Jonathan and the Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Mudueke, the agency is fulfilling its mission. 

Helicopter pilots are key professionals in the Oil and Gas sector. 

4 February 2015

Makeup on Men –What’s your take?

MUD Nigeria posted this photo today with this caption,“Cc @simijosh as model @flawlessfacesbyjane on the beat we just wanted to play.. And see what we created”
What do you think?

Photos: Patience Jonathan & GEJ at the Oba of Benin palace

First Lady, Patience Jonathan pictured above at the Oba of Benin palace during President Jonathan's courtesy visit to the Oba of Benin before his campaign rally in the state earlier today.More photos after the cut..

20 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Was 20 – Liz Awoliyi

Written by Liz Awoliyi, Geneveive Magazine Online editor and was first posted on Instagram.
Read below and tell us if you agree.

  1. Trust your instincts, honestly it never lies. The truth is in there somewhere deep down, don’t make excuses for situations or the way people treat you. If people show you who they are, believe them.
  2. Be Kind. Everybody has battles and demons they are fighting.
  3. Worry less about what other people think of you…. People will form an opinion regardless. Just focus on carrying yourself well and being the best you.
  4. Be patient with yourself. Don’t be too busy trying to rush life that you end up making crucial mistakes. Slow and steady wins the race. Life is a marathon and not a sprint.
  5. Your ego is your worst enemy. Honestly life is so much smoother if you can let go of pride.
  6. Choose your words and your battles carefully. Not everything is worth fighting over.
  7. Take Risks. Nothing worth having comes easy.
  8. No man is an island; don’t feel too big to ask for help and advice. “We”, is better than “Me”. Nobody gets to the top alone.
  9. Nobody owes you anything. Nothing is guaranteed to be handed to you. Play hard. Work hard.
  10. Don’t take things personal. Other peoples attitude is a reflection of them and not you, if it’s negative don’t let it demoralize you. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
  11. Live Now – you can get away with more things when you’re single, unattached, there really is less responsibilities.

Photos: Protests against LUTH after woman detained for unsettled medical bill dies

Family members and youths in the Idi-Araba area of Lagos state last Thursday January 29th took to the streets of Idi Araba, to protest the death of one Mrs. Folake Oduyoye who reportedly died on Dec. 13th 2014 at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, after her husband could not offset her medical bill of N1.3million while she was admitted in the hospital for post delivery complications she developed after having a child at the hospital. 

According to Sahara Reporters, Mrs Oduyoye's husband, Mr Oduyoye said she was transferred to LUTH following post delivery complications. He said after she was admitted into the hospital, she was treated and given a bill of N1m which he was able to offset through the help of relatives and associates from his wife's fashion trade. Mr Oduyoye said after his wife was officially discharged by the hospital, he was issued another bill of about N1.3million.