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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Our Own Benue Sister Shaapera Wins TECNO Own The Stage


After months of competing against some of Africa’s finest talents, in front a global huge audience and three of the toughest judges on the planet, our very own Benue Origin and Tiv sister Shaapera on Sunday, February 7, emerged as the maiden winner of TECNO Own The Stage.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Photos from the Funeral of Late Tor Tiv Alfred Akawe Torkula

The funeral of the paramount ruler of Tivland in Benue, late Tor Tiv Alfred Akawe Torkula who died on November 22nd last year was held today in Gboko, Benue state.

Supreme court upholds Election of AkwaIbom, Abia State Governors


The Supreme Court this evening upheld the elections of Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel and Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.

12 Years Old Indian Girl has Had Over 1,000 Giant Ants Removed from her Ears


This 12-year-old girl above has had more than 1,000 giant ants removed from her ears within the last 5 months, after doctors find them nesting in her drum canal.
Shreya Darji, from Deesa, in Gujarat, western India, has around ten live ants crawl out of her ears daily, her parents say. Shreya's problem first started as an irritation in her ear in August last year, and when she visited her local hospital, doctors found the ants inside her ear canal.
So far, doctors have removed hundreds of ants, but despite trying 'everything' the problem persists and the ants continue to breed.
A video filmed with an endoscopic camera shows a doctor removing what appears to be dead ants from her ear.
Her desperate parents say they have tried everything, from traditional medical aids to witch doctors, but the ants keep emerging from her ears.

Dr Jawahar Talsania, 58, senior Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon, in Gujarat, said:
‘We have conducted all possible scans on the child including an MRI and CT scan but they are all normal. We cannot find any abnormality in her ears. 
'She doesn’t experience any kind of pain - despite the ants biting her - and no damage has been found to the eardrums.
‘The family live a normal life and they have a healthy environment so we can’t even blame their living conditions. We’ve not seen anything like this in our medical history.’
Dr Jawahar explained that he has tried to even suffocate the ants with drops but they continue to breed.
 
‘We don’t believe the ants are laying eggs inside the ear as we've not spotted a queen ant inside. We are completely perplexed,’ he said, adding he has already used a camera inside the ear to check for an egg chamber.
 
Father Sanjay Darji, 40, who runs a small television repair business, in Gujarat, said his daughter would sit in school and ants often crawled out of her ear.
He’s terrified the condition is getting worse and not better.
He said:
‘I have done everything I can. I have taken her to the best doctors but they have failed to solve the problem. I just hope things get better. 
'I’m worried about her future and how this will affect her studies. She is a brilliant child and she’s already missed a lot of school. 
Other children in her school and community are teasing her and it’s already making her feel bad. I need this problem cured as quickly as possible before it affects her confidence in life.’

Helicopter Plunges intoAltantic Ocean, 11 Escape Death



Tragedy was averted in Lagos on Wednesday after a helicopter belonging to Bristow Helicopters Nigeria Limited plunged into the Atlantic Ocean.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Benue South Rerun;;Marks Chances Brightens as Some Members of Benue State House of Assembly and Elites Endorsed Him.

Benue South rerun: Mark gets further boost
Chances of former Senate President, Senator David Mark , in the February 20, 2016 rerun election for Benue South further brightens Wednesday as some members of Benue  State House of Assembly and some elites endorsed him.

Try and Care Less About What Others Think - Be Happy

MandyGist

We all care, in one form or another, what others think of us and our choices in life. The funny thing is that it’s usually not a stranger in the street offering their opinion, but more often than not, a family member or a close friend. Someone’s opinion of you can have a huge impact on your life, if you let it. But there’s a huge difference between caring and worrying about what other people think of you.
If you care, it’s more likely to mean that you respect their opinion and view point, and that you’ll consider and review it, but still choose to go your own way. However, if you worry all the time, this takes it a whole lot further and can soon affect your decision making. You may become a people pleaser who listens to every opinion but your own, which, in the long term, can chip away at your self-belief.
It’s human nature to want to be liked and respected, but how much you care about what others think is up to you. With this in mind, I would like to share some reminders about what to remember when you care too much about what others think of you.

People don’t think about you as much as you think they do.

Most of the people around you think in terms of themselves and what affects them and their lives. You and your choices rarely come anywhere near their radar, and if they do, it’s not as often as you might think. Think about it for a moment: how often do you think about a decision your friend has just made? Okay, maybe for the first few minutes, but I very much doubt you sit there consciously thinking and fretting about it for days on end.

It’s none of your business.

What people think about you is their business and not yours. Even if you find out what their opinion is of you, it cannot change who you are or how you live your life. The only way it change your life is if you let it control you and make other people’s thoughts your priority. You really cannot control what other people think, so give up now and concentrate only on what you think about you.

The one and only unique you.

This is a great one to remember. When you worry about what other people think of you, you start to let it take away your individuality, and you think you should conform in some way. Instead, look at it differently and remember that you are the only version of you: you are unique, special and perfect in your own way. Treasure your uniqueness, get all your hair cut off if you want to, wear some outrageous clothes, and get that piercing you’ve always wanted to get. Be who you are. Respect that and you will be much happier.

Why does it matter to you anyway?

How does it really affect you and your life if someone disapproves of something you’ve done or said?  Are you going to change every time someone says they don’t like something? I think not. Try to imagine whether a comment about how you look or what you say will really matter to you in a week or so. If you try to look at things in this way, you’ll save a lot of worrying for nothing. 
Are you a Psychic?
If you have ‘special powers’ and are well-versed in using a crystal ball, you’ll know what people are thinking. But the majority of you reading this probably aren’t psychic, so my question is: how do you know what others are thinking? You see, the problem here is your thinking, and what you are assuming they are thinking. Crazy, don’t you think? So unless you can read minds, give up caring about how others think of you.

Accept how other people think of you is their problem, not yours.

How many times have you looked at someone from a distance, judged them by their appearance, and then subsequently met them and changed your whole opinion? Many times, I am sure. You see, you never really get the full picture about someone, not really. So if someone forms an opinion about you without all the information and based on superficial things, then that’s their problem, not yours. Let them worry about it while you get on with your life knowing the full story.

Choose to be mindful of yourself and present at all times.

This is about working out how you want to feel on a day-to-day basis. Do you want to be consumed with constant thoughts about other people and what they think of you? Stop worrying about a past comment or worrying about something someone ‘might’ do or say in the future. Be ever present in the here and now and remember that you have full responsibility for your own thoughts. It all boils down to how you want to live your life. Do you want to be miserable and a people pleaser, or a happy, good person who understands that some people have opinions, but it’s your choice whether to let it affect you or not. That is life!

Surround yourself with people who accept you.

Being able to count on good friends is important for your health and mind, so perhaps it’s time to avoid spending time with people or family who don’t accept your way of life or the choices you make.  There will always be some people who don’t agree with you, so you can either choose to ignore them or move on without them. Remember to surround yourself with the positive, uplifting and inspiring people who accept you, warts and all.

Everyone cares what others think about them.

You are not alone in this thinking. Everyone else has the same cares, worries and thoughts.  It’s human nature to do this. So next time someone criticizes you, try to imagine it from their point of view. Perhaps you are bringing something out in them that they wish they could do, so their first reaction is to put you down. Be mindful of this and you’ll rest a whole lot easier when you sleep at night.

Be true to who you are.

Being who you are means being honest and speaking out even if it scares you to death. Today nearly everyone is on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Posting our status updates, our pictures and sharing our most intimate stories seems to be the norm, so if you are going to do it, do it with honesty and integrity. Speak your mind and do not worry what other people think. As long as you aren’t setting out to intentionally hurt anyone, do it with pride.  Above all, don’t fake it. Be who you are and those who care about you will accept you, while those who don’t won’t.  So stop apologizing, stop just existing, and start living!

-Roy

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Mob in Aliede, Benue State Burns a Man Who Allegedly Stole a Bike - Viewers Discretion Adviced !!



According to an eye witness Kwaghfan Wisdom, who posted the gory pictures on Facebook; the guy in the picture named Mgbajimee allegedly stole a bike and was caught by the villagers, he was then dragged to Aliede roundabout, located in Benue State, and was bitten to a pulp before been set on fire by the mob.

More pics after the cut...

Woman Batters Nine-year-Old Niece for Eating Soup


A 32-year-old woman, Comfort Essie, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly battering her nine-year-old niece, Queendaline Phillips, in the Ijesha area of the state.

Female Driver Crushes Eight to Death in Lagos



Tragedy struck on Ilaje Road, in the Bariga area of Lagos State, after a female motorist in a LandCruiser Sport Utility Vehicle crushed eight pedestrians to death.

Ojukwu's Family Fight Dirty Over Properties -I’m Ojukwu’s Only Legal Wife, Bianca Tells Court

Widow of the late Ikemba of Nnewi, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, Bianca, yesterday told a High Court sitting in Igbosere, Lagos, that she is the only woman that was legally married to Ojukwu.

A baby Has Been Born in this Italian Town For the First Time in 28 Years

Since the 1980s, the Italian town of Ostana had not seen the birth of a single baby. But last week, a dream came true, as the mayor of the small town said. A baby was born. The first in 28 years.

Tope Aluko - My Life is at Risk Over Ekiti Poll "Fraud" Leak.


A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief who blew the whistle on the alleged rigging of the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State yesterday alleged that his life was under threat.

35 Year Old Man Arrested for Defiling 3-Month-Old Baby


A 35-year-old man, Oladele Oladunmoni, who allegedly insterted his finger into the private part of a three-month-old baby, was yesterday arraigned in a Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos and has been charged of child abuse.

Monday, 1 February 2016

The Akinyemi Olanrewaju's Buries Mother in Style


The sleepy village of Ayetoro-Ekiti in Ido-Osi Local Government Area  of EKiti State on the 29th of January, 2016 opened its bowels to the crème of Nigerian society. It was the burial funeral ceremony of late Madam Janet Ajigbotola Akinyemi Olanrewaju JP nee Kolade, the matriarch of the Akinyemi's. Photos after the cut.....

U.S sextoy Company Asks Amber Rose to Help Create Finger-butt sex Toy Modelled After Her Finger

 
A popular sex toy company in the U.S, sextoy.com sent Amber a letter asking her to help them start and promote a new line of prostrate massager product, following her tweet to Kanye asking if he missed her sticking her finger up his butt. The sextoy company wants to mold Amber's finger, particularly the one she allegedly used to stick up Kanye's butt which they described as Kanye's favourite finger'.

We Will Give Tor Tiv a Beffitting Burial - Ortom

By Terver Akase
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom yesterday gave the assurance that the late Tor Tiv, HRM, Orchivirigh Dr Alfred Akawe Torkula will be given a burial befitting the status of the paramount ruler.

Burial Rite of Tor Tiv Announced



Tiv Area Traditional Council in conjunction with the Benue State Committee for the planning of the burial of late Tor Tiv IV, Orchivirigh Alfred Akawe Torkula, has announced the burial rites for the deceased paramount ruler.

Dickson’s Sister Still Held 42 days After Abduction

Nancy Keme Dickson, the abducted younger sister to Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson, has spent over 42 days with her assailants.

Buhari Pledges Increased Budgetary Allocation to Issues Relating to Women Affairs



Days after the wife of APC National chieftain, Senator Olufemi Tinubu challenged the 2016 budgetary allocation to the Ministry of Women Affairs and accused the present government of using and dumping women after the election, President Buhari has pledged that his administration will continue to guarantee the economic rights of women by increasing budgetary allocation to projects by Federal Government ministries, agencies and departments specifically targeted at improving the lives of women.

Jonathan gave Fayose $37m for Ekiti poll Says Aluko



Former President Goodluck Jonathan gave Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose $37 million cash for the June 21, 2014 governorship election, it was learnt yesterday.

Marry two wives or be jailed, Eritrea govt tells men


Men in Eritrea have been asked by the President Isaias Afwerki-led government to marry more than one wife or risk being jailed for life.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Amber Rose and BBF Black Chyna Ready For the Kardashians! spotted in Las Vegas with Scott Disick (photos)

Looks like Amber Rose and her BFF Blac Chyna want to combine their 'thot' powers to bring down the Kardashian empire....otherwise, how else can you explain this? Hmmm! They are going after the men in the Kardashian klan huh. So anyway, hours after Blac Chyna revealed she was dating Rob Kardashian,

Married professor caught having sex with his student..another student filmed it & posted it online..18+


A married college professor, who was having an affair with one of his students has been disgraced. The University of Arkansas professor was filmed having sex with a student inside one of the classrooms in the school. 

FIFA Confirms Five Candidates for February Election

FIFA’s ad-hoc Electoral Committee has formally admitted five candidates to stand for the presidency of soccer’s global governing body at an election on Feb. 26, it said on Tuesday.

Meet Wizkid Newest Baby Mama


You know how ladies fly gossips online…this is yet another one. If true, we say congrats to Wizkid.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Those Who Stole from Nigeria Have Newspapers, Radio & TV Stations - Lai Mohammed

While speaking at a meeting with Nigerian entertainers in Lagos over the weekend, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said those who stole Nigeria dry have newspapers, Radio and Television stations and are very powerful people in the society.

FG Ends Kerosene Subsidy, Put Price at N83 Per Litre


The Federal Government, weekend, hiked the price of Household Kerosene (HHK) to N83 per litre from N50 per litre, thereby, officially ending subsidy on the product.

Wayne Rooney Welcomes Third Son


Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney became a father for the third time when his wife Coleen gave birth to the couple’s third child — Kit Joseph Rooney — on Sunday.

Current Account Holders to Pay Maintenance Charges to Banks


Bank customers are to pay a maintenance fee on current account transactions, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announced at the weekend. The new fee is a negotiable current account maintenance fee not exceeding N1 per mille (N1 per N1,000,000) may be charged in respect of all customer-induced debit transactions.

EFCC Charges Tompolo in Lagos Over Alleged N22b fraud:


The Federal Government has filed fresh criminal charges against a former Niger Delta militant leader, Chief Government Oweize Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo), involving about N22,765,900,000.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Death Sentence of Man who Murdered Festac Woman in 2004 Upheld


The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the judgment of a Lagos High Court sentencing a man, Nonso Okeke to death for the murder of one Chinwe Ofomatu on October 28, 2004.

South African Police Clash with Protesters after Allegedly Suffocating to Death of Nigerian in custody


South African police yesterday fired stun grenades and rubber bullets at a group of Nigerians protesting the death of an unnamed 33-year-old fellow Nigerian near Johannesburg.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Police Bow to Public Outcry, Unveil New Uniiform for SARS Operatives


Following public outcry on the shabby dressing as well as impersonation of operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Sqaud (SARS), the Nigeria Police yesterday unveiled a uniformed dress code for the unit.

Blogger Who Exposed Iceprince Girlfriend Writes Him: “Maima Is A Runs Girl”


While the dust is just beginning to settle on the scandalous love triangle involving the trio of Chocolate City rapper Ice Prince, his girlfriend Maima Nkewa and the man in the middle, Akinbode, another person has come out to give ‘insider information’ on the matter. He says Maima is a runs girl who has fed Ice with lies, and she was introduced to Akin through a lady who specializes in runs girls.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Reps Summon Ambode, Monguno, Others Over $470m CCTV Contract

How 22 Year Old pregnant Housewife Raped And Murdered In Kano State



22-year-old pregnant housewife, Aisha Abdullahi, pictured above, was found raped and murdered at her home in Kano yesterday January 20th.

Diezani Returns To London Police Station

Parasites Defecting to APC Should be Watched — Akande


Former Goverrnor of Osun State and former interim national chairman of APC, Chief Bisi Akande during an interview with reporters was asked what he thought about the continuous defection of politicians from the PDP to APC?

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Boundary Crises; Benue - Nasarawa Governors Partners


COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE JOINT SECURITY MEETING OF THE GOVERNORS OF NASARAWA AND BENUE STATES, UMARU TANKO AL-MAKURA AND SAMUEL ORTOM AT THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE. LAFIA: THURSDAY. 21ST JANUARY, 2016
1.0 In furtherance of the efforts of the Governors of the two States to ensure sustainable peace among the ethnic groups in the two States, particularly, communities living at the border areas of the two States, their Excellencies Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and Samuel Ortom, Governors of Nasarawa and Benue States respectively convened this meeting.

UAE Government Releases List of Nigerian Politicians Who Have Properties in Dubai, Abu Dhabi


UAE Government releases list of Nigerian politicians who have properties in Dubai, Abu Dhabi
President Muhammadu Buhari’s agreement with the United Arab Emirates to help recover stolen money may have yielded quick results as the UAE government has released names of Nigerian politicians who have properties in the oil rich country, Sahara Reporters reports.

Ex-FUTA VC Killers to Die by Hanging


On Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure yesterday sentenced to death by hanging two persons- Ita Enang and Olayemi Bamitale- for killing the former Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Prof. Albert Ilemobade.

NNPC Shuts down Kaduna, Port Harcourt Refineries Over Pipeline Vandalism



Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), today Wednesday Jan. 20th said they have shut down two refineries, one in Port Harcourt and the other in Kaduna following blowing up of pipelines in the Niger Delta. 

Buhari Receives Bill Gates at the State House


President Buhari today signed the updated Abuja commitment on polio eradication at the presidential Villa Abuja. Present at the ceremony were Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, Chairman Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and world's richest man,

#Dasukigate: Judge Orders Fed Govt to Produce Dasuki in Court


The Federal Government has been ordered to produce former National Security Adviser Mohammed Sambo Dasuki at the Federal High Court, Abuja, on February 16.

My Neighbour Kidnapped, Sold my Daughter for N20,000


Since December 22, Godwin Onyeisi has not known peace following the mysterious disappearance of his three-year-old daughter, Success from home.