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Alaba Market Leader, Emeka Mozoba Kidnapped By Armed Gunmen In Military Uniforms, Another Trader Killed

Alaba Market Leader, Emeka Mozoba Kidnapped By Armed Gunmen In Military Uniforms, Another Trader Killed August 30, 2017 – Alaba Market Leader, Emeka Mozoba Kidnapped By Armed Gunmen In Military Uniforms, Another Trader Killed Some gunmen yesterday invaded the Alaba International Market, and in the melee shot one dead before abducting a trader. Our source also noted that some other people were injured as they abducted and left with a union leader, Emeka Mozoba. The armed men were said to be dressed in police and army uniforms, and in the company of people said to be touts and thugs. During the invasion, they assaulted and shot the chairman of the Fancy and Furniture Dealers Association, Mozoba, before abducting him to unknown destination. In the ensuing fracas, some traders sustained gunsho...

‘Imo Leaders’ Ask House Of Assembly To Impeach Okorocha Over Owerri Market Demolition

‘Imo Leaders’ Ask House Of Assembly To Impeach Okorocha Over Owerri Market Demolition August 30, 2017 – Concerned Imo Leaders Ask House Of Assembly To Impeach Okorocha Over Demolition Of Owerri Market A group of elders under the umbrella of Concerned Imo State Leaders (CISL), on Tuesday asked Governor Rochas Okorocha to resign because of what they called “clearly established leadership incompetence and serial blunder on the most elementary duties of governance”. In a press conference in Abuja yesterday, CISL advised the House of Assembly to invoke the impeachment clause to unseat the governor, if he fails to resign over his alleged disregard for court order and the recent demolition of the Ekeukwu Market in Owerri, the state capital. The group’s spokesman Sam Obaji accused the Okorocha adm...

Nigerians Caught In Hurricane Harvey In Houston Texas Share Harrowing Stories

Nigerians Caught In Hurricane Harvey In Houston Texas Share Harrowing Stories Wednesday August  30, 2017 – Photos: Nigerians Caught In Hurricane Harvey In Houston Texas Share Harrowing Stories In the wake of the pounding rainstorm that hit Houston Texas, thousands of residents have been rendered homeless. In response to Hurricane Harvey tempestuous rainstorm, public facilities, businesses and schools have been grounded. Said to be one of the largest disasters America has ever faced, the rainstorm has left Houston and much of the Gulf Coast region waterlogged. Being a large city, Houston is a home to an estimated 2.3 million people. It has the highest population of Nigerians living in Texas, most of whom are affected by the ravaging flood. Many believe one of three black persons in Houston ...

Losing your voice

Image caption Katrina Esau is working hard make sure that the language of her childhood outlives her Katrina Esau is working hard to save the language of her childhood from dying out. At 84, Ms Esau is one of the last three fluent speakers of N||uu, one of the languages spoken South Africa’s San community, also known as Bushmen. N||uu is considered the original language of southern Africa. With no other fluent speakers in the world apart from this family, the language is recognised by the UN as “critically endangered”. We would get beaten up by the white man if we were caught speaking our language Katrina Esau “When I was a child, I only spoke N||uu and I heard a lot of people speaking the language. Those were good times, we loved our language but that has changed,&...

Nigerian Hajj Pilgrim Gave Birth Another Miscarried As 5 Kwara State Pilgrims Died During Hajj

Nigerian Hajj Pilgrim Gave Birth Another Miscarried As 5 Kwara State Pilgrims Died During Hajj August 29, 2017 – Pregnant Nigerian Hajj Pilgrim Delivered Baby Another Suffered Miscarriage As 5 Kwara State Pilgrims Died During 2017 Hajj In Mecca Saudi Arabia Nigerian Hajj pilgrims have been warned to yield to basic health advice before embarking on Hajj due to the topography of the Holy land. According to the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria’s chairman, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Mohammad, a pregnant pilgrim from Kwara state delivered a baby while another suffered miscarriage. He added that 5 other pilgrims from Kwara state have lost their lives since 2017 Hajj commenced.

Ugandan Bans Pornography, Begins Aggressive Crackdown On Distributors & Users Over Escalating Crime

Ugandan Bans Pornography, Begins Aggressive Crackdown On Distributors & Users Over Escalating Crime August 29, 207 – Ugandan Begins Aggressive Move To Eradicate Pornography, Blames Porn For Escalating Crime Among Youths Ugandan Bans Pornography, Begins Aggressive Crackdown On Distributors & Users Over Escalating Crime Ugandan Ethics Minister, Simon Lokodo, said today that a committee to eradicate pornography in the country has started work. Lokodo said that the government blamed sexually explicit materials for everything, from drug abuse to homosexuality. The minister said that the nation will invest roughly 500 million dollars yearly to stop “one of the deadliest moral diseases in the country”. Lokodo, a former Catholic priest, blamed porn for “escalating cases of drug abuse among...

Pastor Joel Osteen Denies Closing Lockwood Church On Hurricane Harvey Victims, Releases Official Statement

Pastor Joel Osteen Denies Closing Lockwood Church On Hurricane Harvey Victims, Releases Official Statement August 29, 2017 – Pastor Joel Osteen Denies Closing LockwoodChurch On Hurricane Harvey Victims, Releases Official Statement  Pastor Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church yesterday faced barrage of criticism from Houston residents for allegedly shutting the church on Hurricane Harvey victims. The church, located in Houston which has been hit by the hurricane, had announced cancellation on its services for Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27 respectively due to the weather impact of the storm. Joel Osteen has however debunked the report that Lakewood closed its doors on victims. He added that the church is opened and will continue to be a major distribution center for those in need. He a...

Bus Passengers Travelling To Akure Kidnapped On Owo Ikare Akoko Expressway In Ondo State

Bus Passengers Travelling To Akure Kidnapped On Owo Ikare Akoko Expressway In Ondo State August 29, 2017 – Bus Passengers Travelling To Akure Kidnapped On notorious Owo Ikare Akoko Expressway In Ondo State Some unknown gunmen have kidnapped some passengers traveling on the notorious Owo-Ikare Akoko expressway in Ondo State. The commuters were journeying through the main Oba road in the Akoko area of the state when they were waylaid by about six gunmen, according to Sahara Reporters. The victims who were traveling to Akure, the state capital, were abducted on the bad portions of the deplorable road in a Nissan vehicle. Several sources disclosed that among those victims abducted by the gunmen was a wife of a top local council officer in the state. A road traffic officer in Akure with the Fed...

Kidnapper Evans Human Rights Court Case Adjourned As Police Filed Counter Suit

Kidnapper Evans Human Rights Court Case Adjourned As Police Filed Counter Suit August 29, 2017 – Kidnapper Evans Human Rights Lawsuit Adjourned As Police Filed Counter Suit Kidnapper Evans was supposed to appear in court today today Tuesday August 29th 2017 for the hearing of his fundamental Human Rights Enforcement lawsuit against the Nigeria Police Force however, the suit has been adjourned after the police file applications seeking to set aside the delivering of judgement among others. The case was adjourned till the 5th of September in a Federal High Court siting in Lagos today.

Niger floods force thousands from homes in Niamey

Image copyright AFP Image caption Niamey has seen heavy rains since June The authorities in Niger have ordered thousands of people to leave their homes in the capital, Niamey, because of serious flooding. Many are sheltering in schools while others have nowhere to go. Flooding is a recurrent problem in Niger, but this year more than 40 people have died since the rainy season began in June. Buildings have also been destroyed, and key roads cut in several parts of the country. Livestock has been lost. Africa Live: More on this and other stories In May, the UN warned that 106,000 people in the country were at risk. The flooding has left some people in a desperate state. “Where can we go? We’ve lost our home, our money and our clothes,” Ramatou Ali, a man in his 70s from a we...

South African minister Motsoaledi blasts African leaders’ ‘health tourism’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari returned to office in August after three months’ medical leave in the UK A South African minister has criticised African leaders who seek medical treatment abroad. Aaron Motsoaledi condemned “health tourism” while speaking in Zimbabwe. President Robert Mugabe, who frequently receives treatment in Singapore, had left the meeting of health ministers when Dr Motsoaledi made the comments. Mr Mugabe’s spokesman has said that the president’s doctor “is not only Zimbabwean, he is actually black… He is very, very, very black”. George Charamba made those comments to Zimbabwe’s state-run Herald newspaper in May, insisting that President Mugabe was not turning his back on Zimba...

Bad Attitude: Life’s Greatest Liability

Bad Attitude: Life’s Greatest Liability Tuesday August 29, 2017 – Bad Attitude: Life’s Greatest Liability  By Gbenga Adebambo “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill One of the America’s greatest philosophers and psychologists, who was instrumental in establishing Harvard’s Psychology Department, William James, summarized his greatest discovery in one of his books when he said, “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes”. A converted attitude is the key to a transformed life and your attitude introduces you before you even speak! Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Your attitude is so loud that I cannot hear what you are saying”. Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States once said...