Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Why I Fought The Kidnappers – 64-Year-Old Father Of Abducted Undergraduate Reveals. Photo

Father of 16-year-old Rachel Chukwuemeka, a student of Caleb University, who was abducted last week, has revealed why he risked his life and fought with the kidnappers. Rachel’s 64-year-old father, Mr. Umejuru Chukwuemeka, said he didn’t regret struggling with the kidnappers in an attempt to foil the kidnap of his daughter.

I’ve Never Been Linked To Any Certificate Scandal, Says Goodluck Jonathan...

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says he has never been linked to any “scandal or controversy” concerning his academic qualifications. Reacting to a publication which named him among ‘prominent Nigerians with certificate scandal’, Jonathan said there is no justification for his inclusion.
Speaking through his media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, Jonathan said his academic qualifications can be veirified at the schools he attended.

The former president noted that his classmates from primary school to the university were still alive to corroborate his attendance.

“Our attention has been drawn to a story by a national newspaper of March 26 edition where Dr. Goodluck Jonathan was mentioned as one of the ‘prominent Nigerians with certificate scandals’,” the statement read.

“We really don’t know where this is coming from, but we wish to remain unambiguous in our assertion that this is obvious falsehood, since the former president has never been linked to any doubt, scandal or controversy concerning his academic qualifications.

“We are not aware of any probe, allegation or litigation relating to his very well known academic qualifications. For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to restate that President Jonathan’s educational records can easily be traced to St Michael’s Primary School, Oloibiri and Mater Dei High School, lmiringi, where he obtained his first school leaving certificate (FSLC) and General Certificate of Education (GCE), Ordinary Level respectively, as well as the University of Port Harcourt, where he received his Bachelor of Science, Master and Doctoral degrees.

“Luckily, many of President Jonathan’s classmates from primary school through the university are still alive and are traceable.

“It is therefore obvious that there is no justification for this abstruse association, as there is nothing linking the former president to the story.

“Again, we advise media organisations to always cross check their facts in order to avoid falling for the convenient choice of publishing false information.”

ABU Whistleblowers Reportedly Contradict VC, Insist Dino Melaye Did Not Graduate...

A combination of Examination of Officers and Librarians at Ahmadu Bello University on Monday repudiated claims by the university's Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ibrahim Garba during his appearance before the Nigeria Senate Ethics Committee that Senator Dino Melaye graduated from the University.
Shortly after the Senate committee ended the carefully choreographed hearing, more documents from the university, including the Joint Convocation Brochure, surfaced.

Saharareporters was first to release Mr. Melaye's 400 level statement of results last week, where we revealed that unscrupulous professors at the Geography Department manipulated and forged school records to help Melaye "graduate."

It has now been revealed that despite efforts by those professors to get away with the crime of forgery, they were still stuck during Mr. Melaye's final year, unable help him graduate because he could not pass Geography 307 Long Field Trip, a compulsory course required for graduation. A copy of the department handbook made available to SaharaReporters shows that Geography 307 was a compulsory course that couldn't have been waived.

What the late Professor D. O. Ogbonna did was to add 2-course units to Melaye's Total Earned Course Units without recourse to the teacher, Dr. A.L. Bello, who was the supervisor of the course.

SaharaReporters further learnt that after a major academic scandal broke out in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Ogbonna was quietly eased out of ABU, along with some other professors who had engaged in grade inflation. The university allowed Ogbonna to retire and he found another job in Kogi state University, Melaye’s home state, before he died a few years ago of an undisclosed illness.

Several lecturers who reached out Saharareporters after the VC gave his testimony today said the VC had in the past week been coming to them to force the department to endorse Melaye's graduation, but that they explained to him that they could not sustain a public declaration based on their records. According to the lecturers, the Vice Chancellor then took the tainted 400 L third semester results with him to Abuja before the Senate.

As soon as the VC declared that Mr. Melaye did graduate, a copy of the Joint Convocation brochure, with pages related to the Bachelors of Arts in Geography was also sent to Saharareporters, with the Senator’s name clearly absent. A source at the university told SaharaReporters that there was sufficient time for Mr. Melaye's name to have appeared in the Brochure as the excuse of a printer devil or university crises on campuses could not explain away the obvious fact, during the convocation two sets of graduates from two academic sessions were merged together. Convocation took place in the year 2002, two solid years after Melaye reportedly graduated from ABU, but his name was absent from the brochure. His name was also absent from the Alumni directory of ABU.

Apart from the scandal concerning whether or not he graduated from ABU, Mr. Melaye also claimed that he graduated from Harvard and the London School of Economics, claims that have now been debunked by the two renowned institutions.

A diploma Melaye said he received from the University of Jos is also suspect as the Examinations Officers there said they never prepared transcripts him because of [his] course deficits.

Mr. Melaye also claims he graduated from the University of Abuja and has done two higher degrees at ABU. Those claims fly in the face of the fraud associated with his academic background, as Mr. Melaye's classmates who reached out to Saharareporters after the scandal broke said he spent at least 7-8 years studying at ABU before he left under questionable circumstances, unable to fulfill his course work.

How Togolese, Chadian Were Caught Plotting To Abduct A Businessman’s Daughter In Lagos. Photo

The plan of a Togolese woman, Idowu Dado, and a Chadian, Abdullahi Mohammed, to start business ventures through proceeds of kidnapping has landed them in detention. The suspects were arrested by operatives of the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos, while plotting to kidnap a 15-year-old girl in the Ilasamaja area of Lagos State.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Baby Girl Born With Fully-Formed Third Leg Sticking Out Of Her Groin Undergoes Surgery. Photos

A baby girl born with a third leg that protruded from her groin area has had the extra limb successfully removed during a complex surgery. The seven-day-old girl, who hasn't been given a name yet, had a fully-formed third leg between her "normal" limbs but was otherwise completely healthy when she was delivered last week.
The deformity was due to a parasitic twin - a rare occurrence seen in one in 100,000 births.

Doctors said the baby will make a full recovery following Sunday's three-hour operation, as her relieved mother hailed the "God-sent" surgeons.

Srilatha Kanchanapally, 25, found out about her child's deformity during a routine scan in December.
Ms Kanchanapally birth at Jangaon district hospital in India on March 21, and two days later the family were moved to Niloufer hospital in Hyderabad for the operation.

Dr K Srinivas, who helped with the complex delivery, said before the surgery: "The extra limb was protruding from the child's pelvis area and can be surgically removed.

"Other than the extra limb, the baby was born with healthy vitals and she is in good health."

Dr Ramesh Reddy, head of department of pediatric surgery at Niloufer Hospital, added: "It's a rare occurrence, seen one in 100,000 births.

Jumia Delivery Man Gruesomely Murdered In Port-Harcourt. Photos

According to reports, a Jumia delivery guy who came to deliver couple of iPhone 7 and a motorbike -was gruesomely murdered by these suspects at Ada George Road, Port-Harcourt, Rivers state.. They allegedly tied the deceased and sank him to death instead of paying for the products he delivered....

Missing Man Found N@ked And Covered In Bruises In Front Seat Of A Taxi. Photos

A missing man has been found naked, covered in bruises and shivering behind the wheel of a taxi after nearly a week. Alexey Mezentsev, 32, went missing from his flat in the city of Vladivostok in south eastern Russia's Primorsky Krai region. His mother raised the alarm after he failed to show up for work and when she could not reach him on his mobile phone on March 21.
Mr Mezentsev was found two days later, naked, shivering and covered in cuts and bruises behind the wheel of a taxi.

A video filmed by an eyewitness with a smartphone shows him staring straight ahead with his right leg moving uncontrollably.

Witnesses said that he had been involved in a fight with the taxi driver who owned the car.

Oksana Veromey, Mr Mezentsev's mother, said that her son had been badly affected by the recent death of his brother Alexey.

Police are investigating the incident but say that, so far, they have no idea where Mr Mezentsev had been during his disappearance.

He has been taken to a local hospital where he is being treated for his injuries.

Photos Of Seized Containers Of Rice Linked To A Senator Which Was Smuggled As Yeast...

Here are photos reportedly showing 30 containers of rice which were seized by Customs officials linked to Senator Hope Uzodinma representing Imo West. According to reports, the goods were fraudulently declared and smuggled into Nigeria as Yeast..

Five Chinese Illegal Miners Caught Digging For Gold In A River In Ghana. Photos

Five Chinese and five Ghanaian illegal miners have been busted in an operation by the Western Regional Police Command around the Ankobra river in the Western Region during their mining for gold.
The ten illegal miners were spotted digging in the river Ankobra in two communities, Bamiankor and Duwale both in the western region.

Man ‘Beheads’ 72-Year-Old Woman Over Land Dispute In Ogun State. Photo

A 23-year-old man, Adeoye Ikugbayigbe, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly beheading a 72year-old-woman, Funmilayo Shada, following an argument over land. Ikugbayigbe was arrested after the deceased’s son Ekundayo Shada reported the matter to the Abigi Divisional Headquarters Monday.
According to Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Ekundayo was on his way to meet his mother at their farm when he saw Ikugbayigbe on the road holding a polythene bag.

Oyeyemi said: “As soon as Ikugbayigbe sighted him, he dropped the bag and ran into the bush. This aroused Ekundayo’s suspicion and he quickly ran to check his mother but could not find her. He later came back to check the bag dropped by the suspect only for him to discover his mother’s severed head and her wrist in the said bag.

“He quickly reported the case to the police and the DPO Abigi Division, SP Komolafe Omoniyi led detective to the scene, combed the surrounding bush and finally got the suspect arrested.

“On interrogation, he confessed to the commission of the crime claiming that he has been having a running battle with the deceased over a portion of land. The severed head and the remains of the deceased have been deposited in the mortuary while the cutlass he used has also been recovered”.

“The Commissioner of Police (CP) Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered that the suspect be transferred to Homicide section of State Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Department (SCIID) for further investigation.”

See What Dino Melaye Did After He Was Confirmed To Have Graduated From ABU. Watch Video

Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi State, has released a short video footage to troll his "haters" after it was confirmed by the Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Ibrahim Garba, that he graduated from the school. Mr. Garba made the confirmation at an investigative hearing of the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges on Monday.
In the footage which he shared on his Instagram page, the senator can be heard saying 'you speak the truth, you die, you lie, you die, I Dino Melaye have chosen to speak the truth and die'...

After saying this, the senator began dancing as he trolled his opposition/haters.

Watch Video Below;
A post shared by Dino Melaye (@dinomelaye) on

Stepdad Kills 2-Year-Old Girl In Anger After He Lost His Computer Game. Pictured

A stepdad killed her 2-year-old stepdaughter by throwing her into a door in frustration because he lost a computer game he was playing. Szymon Brzozowski, 24, threw the toddler at the door's metal frame and she eventually died from "cranio-cerebral injuries".
The toddler, whose name was given as Lilka, did not lose consciousness after the attack but she couldn't eat or drink anything subsequently.

Her mother, Angelika, 24, took her to the hospital two days later but did not tell medics what really happened to her daughter. Three days later, during an operation, the child died. Prosecutors said the girl had been suffering from "cranio-cerebral injuries" - injuries to the skull and brain.

The incident occurred at the family's home in the village of Pila in Wielkopolska Province in Poland. This will not be the first time Lilka is receiving treatment for injuries suspected to be related to domestic violence, but when it happened previously, Angelika had told social workers that the child was clumsy and constantly walked into things.

Following interrogation, Brzozowski revealed that his method of punishing a child was to make them stand in a corner or lock them in the bathroom. Angelika later opened up to police that Brzozowski had "thrown the girl at the door frame in frustration at losing at a computer game".

He has been charged with child abuse that led to the death of a child, as well as mentally abusing his wife and her other two children while Angelika was charged with failing to provide medical help. Brzozowski faces a sentence of up to 12 years if found guilty

Fire Outbreak Rocks INEC Headquarters In Abuja....

There was a fire outbreak at the National Headquarters of the Indepedent National Electoral Commission in Abuja on Monday. An official of the commission who witnessed the fire incident told our correspondent that the fire started from a spark from the air conditioner in the office of the Personal Assistant to the Chairman.
The fire which started around 12:10pm was said to have burnt the curtain in the office of the PA to the Chairman but was put out before it could do a severe damage.

The INEC staff said that the men of the Fire Service Unit of the commission acted swiftly to put out the fire within five minutes.

The National Chairman of INEC in charge of the South West, Solomon Soyebi, confirmed the incident to our correspondent in a text message.

He said, “There was a fire outbreak in INEC in the office of the PA to the Chairman. It was caused by an electrical fault from an Air Conditioner.

“It has been brought under control by men of the fire service.”

Tanzanian Rapper Arrested After Criticizing The President In His Latest Song. Photos

Tanzanian rapper Nay wa Mitego has now been freed from police detention after being arrested over the lyrics of his latest song. Photos show him being greeted outside a police station in the main city, Dar es Salaam. The song emerged last week and has been widely shared on social media.
It makes reference to a doctor who lances boils but cannot tolerate criticism. President John Magufuli has often spoken of "lancing boils" in reference to his no-nonsense approach to governing.

Earlier, Information Minister Harrison Mwakyembe said he should be freed but the song could be improved.

He later clarified that President John Magufuli loved the song and said that more verses could be added condemning corruption and tax evasion. The president has said the song can be played on all radio stations without any restriction, the minister added.

The rapper is popular for his scathing lyrics attacking not only the government but even his fellow artists.

Bridesmaid Left Devastated After Being Sprayed With Fire Extinguisher On Her Wedding Day. Photos

This is the shocking moment wedding pranksters got out of hand by spraying a bridesmaid with a fire extinguisher. The bizarre incident was caught on camera by an eyewitness with a smartphone at the wedding in the city of Zhaoqing in southern China’s Guangdong Province.
It is a tradition in China for guests to play pranks on the wedding party but this one almost ruined the happy couple's big day.

The groom had to intervene to stop the pranksters as one sprayed a fire extinguisher in the bridesmaid's face.

The poor girl was struggling to breathe from chemical spray and was left with streaming eyes and her hair and dress were covered with white foam.

The bride was upset to see her friend suffer but she had felt unable to do anything to stop the pranksters.

The footage of the incident later proved popular online after it was shared on social media.