Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Here's a Viral Photo of a Mum, Son and Fiance Who Are all Doctors

Social media user, @Jaii T, who shared the photo on his Instagram page, has described how amazing it is, to have two women, his mum and wife-to-be, always there to "potentiate my drive, ambition, and consistently reinforce my goals".

Anglophone Crisis: There’s More to Cameroon’s Protest Than We Think

Anglophone Crisis: There’s more to Cameroon’s protest than meets the eye
For three activists from western Cameroon who joined a call for the recognition of their linguistic preferences, last week didn’t bring any good news. The lawyer, teacher and journalist have been locked up since mid-January, and their case before a military tribunal was again suspended on 13 February, to 23 March. Cameroonian jails are notorious for not being easy on their inmates.
The arrests of Agbor Balla, Fontem Neba and Mancho Bibissi came amid a crackdown against Cameroonians from the Anglophone regions who participated in anti-government protests these past few weeks. The three, who are among at least 100 people arrested, are charged with sabotage, terrorism and inciting secessionism and civil war – charges that could carry the death penalty.
Meanwhile, the Internet in northwest and southwest Cameroon, the two affected Anglophone regions of the country (out of a total of 10), has been cut off completely for over a month. This decision is estimated to be costing the country US$1.39 million. The organisation Access Now has appealed to the Internet service providers to ignore a directive by the government in Yaoundé and to re-establish the connections.
The Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium, a well-known rights group, has also been banned since civil society groups and students took to the streets in mid-November last year; and local independent media have been shut down. The protest action was marked by violent clashes between stone-throwing youths and the police, as well as stay-aways and boycotts.
The main gripe of these groups is that the bilingual principle enshrined in the constitution is not respected. Instead, English-speakers feel they are forced to assimilate and accept what the predominantly Francophone majority dictates.
The crisis has historical roots. Cameroon went from being a German colony, to two separate colonial territories ruled by France and Britain after World War I up until independence in 1960. Following a plebiscite in 1961, the British part was reunited with the French Cameroon. The Francophone authorities that have ruled the country since then have pursued a centralised system of government after a brief period of federalism that officially ended in 1972, following a referendum.
Teachers and students say that the central government should send Anglophone rather than French-speaking teachers to schools in the two regions where English dominates. Lawyers also complain that the British Common Law, used in British Cameroon during colonial times, should be maintained in the region. The use of French in the administration limits access and discriminates against those who speak English, they argue.
Some analysts also emphasise that the revolt in the northwest is symptomatic of a larger problem of governance and a state characterised by corruption and inertia. Between 2000 and 2009, northerners – predominantly Muslims – also complained of marginalisation and the absence of the state.
In 2008, protests against soaring food prices rocked the country, as it did periodically since the 1990s. This also led to a violent crackdown by the government. ‘There have been many missed opportunities by the government to handle this issue adequately,’ says Fonteh Akum, a senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, who has previously written on the Anglophone zones in Cameroon.
Attempts at implementing a federal system where Anglophones would have their own courts with effective administrative decentralisation have been undermined by ‘irresponsibility and corruption,’ he says. A decentralisation framework already exists, but has been selectively implemented.
‘The government initially argued that this was a non–issue and that these are secessionists. They refused to acknowledge that Anglophones have legitimate claims,’ Cameroonian scholar Achille Mbembe points out that the claims by Anglophones started as linguistic and cultural, but have become far more political. ‘They don’t feel there is a place for them in this centralised state,’ Mbembe, a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, told ISS Today.
Anglophones are treated like second-class citizens who don’t benefit from the oil revenues that are situated in their region. Very few important government positions are occupied by Anglophones. ‘There has never been an Anglophone minister of defence or finance. People complain that the administration doesn’t speak their language’.
However, Mbembe says the calls for secession by civil society groups and on social media is ‘very dangerous’. These started in the mid-1990s, with the first call for secession by the Southern Cameroon National Council. ‘The cost of secession is just too great,’ says Mbembe, who believes that Africa should move towards greater pan-Africanism instead of dividing in small ‘micro-states’.
He says the regime of President Paul Biya, who has been in power for 35 years, is characterised by ‘inertia, indifference and abandonment’.
Opinions differ as to how much support there is for the Anglophone cause in the rest of Cameroon. Some say that in the initial stages of the protests, Francophone Cameroonians supported the calls by trade unions and students. These were seen as legitimate. However this sympathy has waned due to some radical views – expressed on social media – that a ‘genocide’ is being planned against western Cameroonians. The majority Francophone inhabitants also reject the secessionist claims.
Yet there have also been expressions of solidarity with the Anglophone cause countrywide. Following the African Cup of Nations victory by the Cameroonian Lions last month, goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa, who is Francophone from Yaoundé, dedicated the African Cup to ‘our brothers from Bamenda’ [the capital of northwestern Cameroon]. ‘We need a united Cameroon,’ he said in a message widely circulated on social media. ‘I am from Bamenda, for you,’ he concluded in English.
Thus far, there has been little reaction from the international community. The African Union (AU), apart from one statement expressing concern over the situation, hasn’t been involved in any efforts to calm the situation in western Cameroon. It is likely that the AU is adopting a wait-and-see attitude, and will only act if the situation worsens.
What matters most to the international community is that Cameroon remains stable and continues to be part of the global fight against terrorism. (The government has joined forces with Nigeria, Chad and Niger to root out Boko Haram.)
For now, the instability, characterised by various waves of contestation, is up to Cameroonians to handle. Biya (84) is set to stand for re-election next year – and the expectation is that he will win another mandate, despite the growing popular displeasure with his rule.


Police Investigating the FDeath of 15-Year Old 'Gustavito' the Hippopotamus That Was 'Cowardly' Killed

The Police in El Salvador are investigating a "cowardly and inhumane" attack at the National Zoological Park that killed a hippopotamus named Gustavito.  
The Ministry of Culture in a statement said the 15-year-old hippo suffered "multiple blows on different parts of the body" from "blunt and sharp objects" in Wednesday's attack.

The San Salvador zoo said veterinarians had been caring for the animal around the clock since discovering that he had been attacked. Despite their efforts, he died on Sunday. The zoo plans to perform a necropsy to determine the exact cause of death. 
Late Gustavito is one of the zoo's main attractions, he had been in El Salvador for more than 12 years after being bought from Guatemala. As a result of the attack, authorities have doubled the security at the zoo.

Photos: See How Flamboyant Zimbabwean Pastor Surprised his Wife in Dubai

Beverly Angel got a beautiful surprise from her husband and leader of Spirit Embassy, Prophet Uebert Angel on arriving Dubai. She posted photos of Limousines lined up in front of a hotel and and a driver welcoming her with flowers. The blonde pixie hair-loving beauty captioned the photos thus:
Many want to help you spend it but no one wants to help you create it. #CreateAbusiness #paydayeveryday #takenotesdonthate #burjalarab #dubai #SurprisedByHubby 😍😍

Man Writes Heartbreaking Post After Seeing Aborted Triplets Dumped on the Road

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A Nigerian man has written a post which revealed how heartbroken he was, seeing aborted triplets dumped on the road. According to him, that's the height of wickedness , as their mum could have simply left them at a motherless home.

Nollywood Veteran Actor Regina Askia Celebrates her Mother and Daughter as They Turn a Year Older

Actress, Regina Askia shared photos of her mom and daughter who both turned a year older today, on her Facebook page and wished them a happy birthday.
Sharing a photo of her daughter she wrote;

Medview Airline Flight Develops Fault Mid Air Causing Panic Among Passengers

A Medview Airline flight took off from Lagos for Abuja today but developed a fault soon after take-off, causing the plane to return to the Lagos Airport.

Football Fans Throw Plates at Paul Pogba for Refusing to Sign Autograph

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Football fans who got enraged after Manchester United Player refused to sign them an autograph, threw plates at the red devils player for disrespecting them, even when they help pay his £290,000-a-week salary.
Pogba who also got angry with this wanted to fight back, but was held by staff and customers who were in the popular Akbar restaurant in Manchester City.

Beyonce Goofs Around and Cradles her Baby Bump in New Photos

New pics of the pregnant singer was shared online today. More photos after the cut.

Photos rom Actress Onyi Alex's Birthday Party

The Nollywood actress who was a year older yesterday, celebrated her birthday with friends and colleagues. Some of those in attendance include; Solid Star, Oge Okoye, Alex Ekubo, Ebube Nwagbo, Mike Ezuronye, Wole Ojo, Ruth Kadiri, Beverly Osu, Sele Bobo and others. See more photos after the cut.

BLACK MAGIC: Residents Tie Tortoise to their Electricity Pole to Scare off PHCN Officials

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc twitter handle shared this photo today with the caption "Lol, some Nigerians will do anything to avoid paying bills. As seen in Oyo state. Have a great week!".

Salome Kwarwah, Liberian Nurse Who Survived Ebola dies from Pregnancy Complications

 Salome Kwarwah, a Liberian nurse who survived the deadly Ebola epidemic passed away from pregnancy complications on February 22, 2017. She was age 28. 
Salome thought her life was over when she tested positive for Ebola, which killed her parents.  But after recovering at the Elwa 3 Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia,Liberia, she began working as a mental health counselor there, helping others to fight the virus. She told her story before her demise:

Mahershala Ali is the First Ever Muslim actor to Win an Oscar

Last night, Mahershala Ali took home the first Oscar of the night, securing the best supporting actor trophy for his role as Juan in Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" ahead of other actors in the category like  Patel, Jeff Bridges for Hell or High Water and Michael Shannon for Nocturnal Animals.

Pretty Woman Living with HIV Shares her joy at having Lived Longer than She Expected

A brave 21-year-old woman living with HIV shared the story of how she discovered she was HIV positive at 14 and thought she had very little time left. Now she is about turning 22 and is still living a full life.

Saidy Brown who refers to herself as an HIV victor, refusing to live as a victim, has been hailed by most Twitter users as brave for coming out with her story to encourage others. See screenshot of her tweet below...

Remember the Desperate Kenyan man who pasted flyers around town in an attempt to find a wife? He's Found Someone!

The desperate Kenyan man who took to the street to hang flyers and advertise on Newspapers for responsible single women to send in their applications has finally gotten a qualified woman.

Weeks ago, Johnson Onunga hung the flyers, outlining the qualities he was looking for in a woman to settle down with. The poster also had a 30th March 2017 deadline for applicants to submit their credentials.

More Photos from the Traditional Wedding of Billionaire Chris Ubah's Daughter, Nkem

One of the daughters of billionaire businessman, Chris Ubah, Nkem, and her husband, Obinna had their traditional wedding in Uga, Anambra State, over the weekend. See more photos from the wedding after the cut..

2 Chinese Arrested in Nigeria for importing Over N5 billion Worth of Substandard Tyres

Two Chinese, Tanlong Shen and Xu Jing Yao, have been arrested by the Standard Organisation of Nigeria, SON, for importing substandard tyres believed to be worth over N5billion.

SSS Recovers Guns, magazines at Abuja Home of former Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam

Officials of the State Security Service SSS, says it has recovered a cache of guns and magazines in a property allegedly belonging to former Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswam, after conducting a search on the property on February 24th.
 In a statement signed by one Tony Opuiyo and released yesterday, the SSS said the property that was searched is located at the Maitama area of Abuja. The building which is being used by a firm named Dunes Investment and Global Properties Ltd, was traced to the former governor.

UK to Begin trial of Former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, in June

The United Kingdom will begin the trial of former Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, and four others  in London, in June 2017, over allegations of corruption and money laundering.

Meet the 19-Year-Old Who Won Miss Rwanda 2017 (Photos)

19-year-old Elsa Iradukunda was on Saturday, February 25, 2017, named the Miss Rwanda 2017 in a tight competition from 15 finalists. Iradukunda, a senior-six graduate from King David High School, who represented the Northern Province in the preliminaries, emerged the topmost contender for the beauty pageant which held at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village.

Iranian Filmmaker who Boycotted the Oscars Over Trump's Travel bBan, Won Best Foreign Language Film

Last night, Director Asghar Farhadi won his second Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards, but Farhadi was not in attendance to claim the Oscar for his film, "The Salesman." 

He boycotted the awards show in protest of President Donald Trump's executive order that temporarily barred travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries, including Iran, from entering the United States. 

Ritualists Behead Woman In Imo, Take Away Private Parts (Graphic Photo)

An atmosphere of fear is currently pervading Amanwaozuzu community and its environs in the Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State, as suspected ritualists allegedly beheaded a young girl, and took away her private parts In the process.

The Punch learnt that the girl whose identity had yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing this report was reportedly in her early twenties.
Sources told our correspondent on Monday that the indigenes and residents of the community, a suburb to Owerri , the state capital, woke up to the sad and surprised

development of a beheaded body , without private parts lying on the Okpala Iho – Atta road in the area.

According to the source , the development which happened on Saturday , raised huge fear on the people , as nobody could explain what happened.

“ Nobody could narrate what transpired . The people just woke up on Saturday morning and saw a beheaded body without private parts lying on the Amanwaozuzu – Ogwa road. On reaching there , it was discovered that it was a young girl, ” one of the sources said.

According to them , nobody could identify the victim because her head had been chop off by the fleeing ritualists.

He explained that on alerting the security agents , they immediately came and evacuated the beheaded body.

According to him , the people were living in the fear of the beheading and the taking away of the victim ’ s genital organs and breasts , adding that a state of panic had engulfed the community.

As of the time of filing this report, the message Sent to the mobile phone number of the state police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Enwerem, for confirmation had yet to be replied to.

ISIS Employs New Killing Tactic, Straps Explosive Suicide Belt to a Puppy

ISIS have now moved on from strapping children with suicide belts to strapping animals and sending them into the midst of people to get exploded.

FFK Says he is Set to Expose Those Behind the Synagogue Church 2014 Building Collapse

On Friday September 12th 2014, Prophet T.B Joshua's Synangogue Church of All Nations in Lagos collapsed leaving 126 people, mostly South Africans, dead. In this series of tweets shared today, Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, said he has carried out investigations and will soon expose those behind the collapse.

How We Settle Our Marriage Disputes - Mercy Johnson's Husband Speaks

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6 years into their marriage, the Okojies' are still waxing strong despite the marital crisis that has hit most stable celebrity marriages before now. Prince Okojie, who spoke to  news telegraph correspondent disclosed that before their marriage,he had known Mercy Johnson for 3 years.

Muslim National Security Staffer Quits Only Eight Days Ater Working with Trump, Says it Was an Insult to Work Under Him

Only eight days after working with President Donald Trump, a Muslim-American national security staff resigned, saying that working under president Trump was an insult.

Monday, February 27, 2017

'I will be your Worst nightmare' - New Democrats chairman Replies Donald Trump's Congratulatory Message

The newly elected leader of the US Democratic party, Tom Perez has replied President Donald Trump's congratulatory message, which seemed shady. Perez said he and Democrats united across the country will be Trump's worst nightmare.

Bola Tinubu Says he Cannot Rule out the Possibility of Ruling Nigeria

In an exclusive chat with Sahara Reporters, National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu, says he cannot rule out the possibility of him ruling Nigeria. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu last Friday, Tinubu said:

Oscars 2017: Complete List of Winners

The 89th Academy Awards (Oscars) took place on Sunday, honoring the best in film. “La La Land,” tied the all-time record with 14 nominations. Viola Davis won her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. With her Oscar win, Davis puts herself one step closer to a possibility of an EGOT (an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony). With the win for her work in the 2016 film “Fences,” Davis already has an Emmy, two Tonys, five Screen Actors Guild awards, a Golden Globe and now an Oscar. Congratulations to her and other winners. Full list of winners after the cut.. 

Photos from the Traditional Wedding of Anambra Billionaire, Chris Uba's Daughter, Nkem

Nkemjika Ubah, the daughter of billionaire, Chris Ubah had her traditional wedding Saturday in Uga, Anambra State. Nkem and her man got engaged on November 8, 2015.  N' Abania crooner, Flavour performed at the grand ceremony. More photos after the cut...

Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians: Abike Dabiri-Erewa calls on AU to intervene, Blasts South African Home Affairs Minister

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora has called on the South African government to take definitive measures to protect Nigerians and other Africans in their country. She also called on the African Union to intervene urgently in the renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa.

Michelle Obama Spotted Leaving the gym for the Second Time in one Week

Immediate past First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, is really fit for a 53-year-old woman and the reason for that is not far-fetched; the mother of two takes exercising seriously. She was seen on Sunday, leaving SoulCycle, a New York City-based fitness company and it happens to be the second time in one week that she visited the place.

Dr. Chris Okafor Blasts Pastor Tunde Bakare, Rev. Father Mbaka... Demands the Release of Nnamdi Kanu

In what many have termed the most heroic act yet by a Nigeria clergyman, Dr. Chris Okafor, the General overseer of Mountain of Liberation and Miracle Ministries, a.k.a Liberation City has truly caused a profound upset to both the political and religious establishment in Nigeria by his fiery admonitions during Sunday service at his church. 

New Photo Of Pres. Buhari And His Daughter, Hadiza In London Emerges

Someone said "Everything is just missing in this country. 

Our girls 

Our Money

Our budget

Our President now!

One similarity is that we always see their pictures. For hope"

Photo: 2Face Idibia Donates N3.5million to Internally Displaced Persons

 Nigerian musician, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2Face, on Monday, February 27th, presented a cheque of N3.5million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Lagos

Transgender Boy Wins Girls' Wrestling Championship in Texas

 High school wrestler Mack Beggs walked out of the Texas sports complex with a a gold medal after winning the University Interscholastic League (UIL) state championship, making him the league's first transgender boy to win a girls' state wrestling title.

Adorable New Photos of Tiwa Savage's Son Jamil

Singer, Tiwa Savage shared this cute photo collage of her son Jamil Balogun - 'Jam Jam' via Instagram, with the caption:
MCM .... I get to wake up to your beautiful face EVERYDAY ... I must be the luckiest in the whole world.

CAMEROON NEWS: The Consortium is Still Alive and Active

        Consortium is alive and active: Reports


Dear compatriots, thank you all for your trust and confidence in the type of leadership which we are trying to provide for REAL CHANGE in Cameroon. We understand that your hearts are worried, and you are scared about the future of our commitment to bring about determining change in our nation. Let me vehemently state the following facts:

CAMEROON NEWS: Cameroon Government Attempts To Play Down News Of Blank School Year

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The government through its propaganda media house, CRTV has just disputed claims that 2017 has been declared a blank  year in Cameroon,in the midst of the socio-political crisis in the anglophone regions of the country.

Photos: Kano State Govt Spends N200 Million on Mass Wedding for 1,520 Couples

The wedding which took place on Sunday, February 26th, was the first under Governor Umar Ganduje's administration. At least 3,000 couples were screened before 1,520 were selected as first batch of the exercise, said the governor. 

Pretty Woman Living with HIV Shares her Joy at Having Lived Longer Than she Expected

A brave 21-year-old woman living with HIV shared the story of how she discovered she was HIV positive at 14 and thought she had very little time left. Now she is about turning 22 and is still living a full life.

Woman Pours Acid on Daughter-in-law, Tied and Locked her for Two Weeks to Rot


A 20-year-old woman from Soysambus sub-location in Ndalu Bungoma County, Kenya is currently hospitalized after her mother-in-law allegedly threw acid on her legs and tied her to a pole inside a room for two weeks to rot.

CAMEROON NEWS: Massive Ghost Town Campaign Today Monday Announced

Consortium announces massive ghost town campaign on Monday
The Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society has announced a civil disobedience campaign for Monday the 27th of February 2017 as political tensions mount in the La Republique du Cameroun over the Biya’s regime failure in resolving the Southern Cameroons crisis.

Indian Actor, Sunny Pawar was the Cutest on the Oscars Red Carpet (Photos)

The 8-year-old actor was one of the celebrities who stole the spotlight on the red carpet at the 89th Academy Awards, which held on Sunday, February 26, 2017
The 'Lion' actor looked super cute in a black tuxedo matched with a pair of colourful black shoes, as he posed for the camera on the red carpet. See more photos after the cut.

CAMEROON NEWS: Anglophone Crisis: Hon. Norbert Mbile Says his Anti North West Declarations Were Manipulated

Anglophone Crisis: Hon. Norbert Mbile says his anti North West declarations were manipulated
In a move seen by many as running away from the Mafany Musonge minority following, Hon. Norbert Mbile has expressed surprised at heavy criticism on his person following statements  he reportedly made against the people of the Bamenda province of Southern Cameroons at the famous South West Elites Forum meeting which held in Buea on February 2, 2017 .