Friday, 18 April 2014

Peter and Paul of P-Square allegedly on the verge of break up

Although there is no official statement from the parties yet, it appears that there is trouble brewing up in the P-square camp.

According to celebrity blogger Linda Ikeji, “On Wednesday April 16th, I gathered from industry sources that the brothers fought each other physically during rehearsals. They had to be separated by their dancers. This is fact! I hear one of the wives is causing some of the problems between the brothers.”

Also, their elder brother and manager tweeted this a few minutes ago “After ten years of hard work, it’s over and I’m done!!!”

The Okoyes – P-square and Jude Okoye delved into music in 2004 and have been active ever since.
So far, they have released six successful albums.


How DPO raped me in detention—Sales girl

BY EVELYN USMAN & ESTHER ONYEGBULA LAGOS — Trouble is brewing at a police division, Lagos Island following claims by a mother of two that she was raped by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, while in detention at the station.

The 31-year‑old Beninoise, identified as Idowu Akinwunmi, works as a sales girl in a restaurant on Keffi Road, in Ikoyi area of the state.

She was reportedly picked by some policemen from Onikan division, following a complaint lodged by her boss, one Mrs Pelumi Idowu, over an undisclosed reason, at about 1 am. She said she was thrown into the cell on reaching the station.

However, at about 10 pm, Akinwunmi said one Inspector Ajiduwe called her out of the cell and took her to the DPO’s office, where she alleged that the station’s boss forcefully had carnal knowledge of her. According t o her, “He, the DPO, made love to me without a condom, saying he would throw me into prison if I mention the incident to anyone.”

Refund of N10,000 bail

Aside that, she also alleged that the Investigating Police Officer, IPO, collected  N10,000 from her for bail before she was released. Akinwunmi told members of the Network on Police Reform in Nigeria, NOPRIN, that she had been having severe abdominal pain sincere the intercourse.

Although the DPO denied raping the detainee, when NOPRIN inquired from him, he reportedly called the man who stood surety for Akinwunmi to come for a refund of the N10,000 bribe for bail they extorted from her after allegedly raping her.

NOPRIN condemns

The National Coordinator, NOPRIN, Mr Okechukwu Nwanguma who condemned the rape, said: “NOPRIN condemns the attempt by some police officers at Area A Command, Lion Building to block the victim from lodging a complaint of the rape with the Area Commander and collecting a police report to go for medical examination.” At the command level, Vanguard gathered that the state command frowned at the allegation and had commenced investigation to ascertain the DPO’s alleged culpability. If found guilty, the DPO, said to have put in about 25 years in service, would face disciplinary action. Already, the Command’s boss, Umar Manko, had reportedly summoned the parties involved to the command for  interrogation as at 3 pm, yesterday. Spokesperson for the command, Ngozi Braide, however, could not state whether the allegation was true or false but told Vanguard that investigation at the end of the day would prove that, adding: “It is an allegation and we are taking it very serious.”   How I was raped — Akinwunmi Narrating her ordeal, Akinwunmi,  told Vanguard: “I was arrested because my madam told the police that I allowed one Friday, a customer pass the night in the restaurant. Two relatives of one of the tailors employed by my madam who came on a visit were also arrested. “I am from Cotonou in Benin Republic. I am a mother of two and I have been working for Ms Pelumi for about 10 months now. I have done nothing to deserve this kind of treatment. Is it because I am a foreigner that I would be abused without protection? Nigerians should give me justice. I demand justice for this wrong that has been done to me. “While at the station, I pleaded with one of the police women to allow me take my bath since I have not been allowed to do so since I was arrested and she agreed. “On my way to the bathroom, I met the DPO for the first time. He asked if I was Idowu and I said yes. He then asked why I chose to violate my boss’ rules and I told him it was a mistake. “At about 10pm, one Inspector Ajiduwe took me out of the cell to the DPO, apparently for debriefing on the case. “Immediately the Inspector left the office, the DPO started touching me. When I asked him to stop, he said my boss said they should do anything they liked to me. “He threatened to shoot me and send me and those arrested with me to jail, if I refused to allow him make love to me and that he would release all of us if I gave in. “He, thereafter, took me into the inner room in his office. I began to plead with him to use a condom but he refused and forced himself on me . “When he finished, he told me to wash myself in the bathroom which I did. After that, he sent me back to the cell, with a promise that I would be released. “But when my relatives came to effect our bail, they paid N30,000 for five of us. As we were going, the DPO scribbled his number on a piece of paper and gave to me. “Immediately I left, my relatives took me to the Island Maternity for the necessary medical tests.”

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Saudi Arabia to build world's tallest tower, reaching 1 kilometer into the sky

It is expected that construction of the tower will require 5.7 million square feet of concrete and 80,000 tons of steel.

(CNN) -- Dubai, long champion of all things biggest, longest and most expensive, will soon have some competition from neighboring Saudi Arabia.

Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, could be stripped of its Guinness title if Saudi Arabia succeeds in its plans to construct the even larger Kingdom Tower in Jeddah -- a prospect looking more likely as work begins next week, according to Construction Weekly.

Consultants Advanced Construction Technology Services have recently announced testing materials to build the 3,280-feet (1 kilometer) skyscraper (the Burj Khalifa, by comparison, stands at a meeker 2,716 feet, or 827 meters).

The Kingdom Tower, estimated to cost $1.23 billion, would have 200 floors and overlook the Red Sea. Building it will require about 5.7 million square feet of concrete and 80,000 tons of steel, according to the Saudi Gazette.

Building a structure that tall, particularly on the coast, where saltwater could potentially damage it, is no easy feat. The foundations, which will be 200 feet (60 meters) deep, need to be able to withstand the saltwater of the nearby ocean. As a result, Advanced Construction Technology Services will test the strength of different concretes.

Wind load is another issue for buildings of this magnitude. To counter this challenge, the tower will change shape regularly.

"Because it changes shape every few floors, the wind loads go round the building and won't be as extreme as on a really solid block," Gordon Gill explained to Construction Weekly. Gill is a partner at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the design architects for the project.

Delivering the concrete to higher floors will also be a challenge. Possibly, engineers could use similar methods to those employed when building the Burj Khalifa; 6 million cubic feet of concrete was pushed through a single pump, usually at night when temperatures were low enough to ensure that it would set.

Though ambitious, building the Kingdom Tower should be feasible, according to Sang Dae Kim, the director of the Council on Tall Buildings.

"At this point in time we can build a tower that is one kilometer, maybe two kilometers. Any higher than that and we will have to do a lot of homework," he told Construction Weekly.

For buildings of this stature, wind load could also put stress on the structure. To battle this, the design of the structure will change every few floors.

There are plans for a 98-foot sky terrace on the 157th floor. When completed, it will be the highest terrace in the world.

The structure will overlook the Red Sea, posing additional challenges to the building process. It's particularly important that the foundations -- 200 feet deep -- won't be affected by saltwater from the ocean.

Like the Burj Khalifa, the Kingdom Tower will have a flower-shaped footprint.

Brooklyn landlords pushing black tenants out for whites: suit

Landlords in a gentrifying section of Brooklyn are trying to force out black tenants in favor of white newcomers by ignoring repair requests, offering cash buyouts and forcing evictions, a new federal lawsuit charges.

Tenants at two large complexes on Brooklyn Avenue and Hawthorne Street in East Flatbush, just east of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, claim that after Yeshaya Wasserman, Shay Wasserman and Yitzchok Rambod bought the buildings in 2009, the landlords immediately began mistreating longtime tenants to try to drive them out.

The suit alleges that white tenants are not subjected to the same shoddy treatment and that the owners are blatantly trying to boot existing tenants who live in rent-controlled units.

The landlords show a “persistent refusal” to make repairs for black tenants, fail to cash rent checks and then initiate eviction proceedings and even delay the delivery of front-door keys.

“In contrast, white tenants move into renovated apartments, their rent checks are cashed, they receive monthly rent statements and they are not subject to harassment,” the suit states.

The filing also alleges that white tenants face minimal rent increases when their leases expire, while black tenants are nailed with double-digit hikes.

“Entirely lacking a rational business justification, this course of conduct is blatantly designed to ambush black tenants who have lived in the apartments for years paying affordable rents and force them out, thus enabling defendants to re-rent the apartment to white tenants,” the suit states.

One longtime tenant claims that she has been without hot water since Friday despite repeatedly alerting her landlords.

Reps for the landlords did not immediately return calls for comment.


Thursday, 17 April 2014

“When Rape Is Inevitable, Lie Back And Enjoy It”, Says Former Mayor Barbara Driver!

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The former mayor apologised after likening housing development to a sex attack, saying “when rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it” during a council meeting.

 Barbara Driver, stunned colleagues by using the phrase to describe how powerless planners are to control a housing development. She said: “There is a saying and I am going to say it: When rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it.”

Cllr Driver is now facing calls to resign from Cheltenham Borough Council after her “repulsive” comments provoked fury from colleagues, constituents and sex abuse charities. The 77-year-old – who last year led a report looking at sexual exploitation – has apologised but said she doesn’t intend to stand down.

Speaking from her home on Friday she said: “Unfortunately it was wrong what I said. By no way do I condone rape – it is atrocious. ”I was trying to put across – badly I will say – the fact of developers having not put much social and affordable housing in and the council saying we can’t do anything about it. ”But I used a term that I had heard years ago without thinking. It was totally dreadful. it was done without thinking about the rape bit. I know that sounds silly.”

Liberal Democrat councillor Peter Jeffries, lead member for safeguarding, said: “I think she let herself down and she let the council down.

Source: telegraph

70-year-old HIV positive man allegedly rapes 13-year-old girl

The suspect reportedly admitted to the crime and disclosed his HIV status.

A 70-year-old man, Thursday, allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl in Barkinladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Chris Olakpe, confirmed this on Saturday to journalists in Jos, the state capital.
Mr. Olakpe said the suspect, who is HIV positive, was arrested, following a tip off by neighbours; and brought to the state headquarters of the command.

“A son of the landlord of the suspect, suspected the act of the 70-year-old man, and alerted the neighborhood,” the police chief said, saying that led to the suspect’s arrest.

The suspect reportedly admitted to the crime and disclosed his HIV status. He then pleaded for mercy.
PREMIUM TIMES learnt that residents of the area had gathered to lynch the suspect, but for the intervention of the police.
The Police Commissioner said the suspect was being interrogated by the police; while the victim has been taken to a hospital in the state for treatment.

Mr. Olakpe, who spoke via a telephone conference, said the suspect would be prosecuted after investigations.
There have been increased rape cases in Barkinladi.

About two weeks ago, a mobile police officer attached to the Special Task Force on Jos crisis was dismissed from the Police Force, for allegedly raping a 4-year-old in Barkinladi.


Britain's Youngest Parents: 12-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth To A Baby For Her 13-Year-Old Boyfriend

Britain's Youngest Parents: 12-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth To A Baby For Her 13-Year-Old Boyfriend

A 12-year-old girl has given birth to her 13-year-old boyfriend's baby - making them Britain's youngest parents, it was revealed today.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had a daughter last weekend after conceiving when she was still at primary school.

She was 11 then, and is now in Year 7 at school. Her boyfriend, who also cannot be named, is in Year 9 at another school.

The pair have the lowest combined age of any British parents on record. She, at 12 years and three months, is five months younger than the UK's previous youngest mother, Tressa Middleton.

At 27, the girl's mother, who was a teenage mother herself, is also now one of Britain's youngest grandmothers.

The parents, from North London, have been in a relationship for a year and say they are 'totally in love'. They met over Christmas 2012 when she was ten and he was 12, it was reported.

The girl's father told LBC Radio: ‘We only found out she was pregnant a month ago. That means she was eight months pregnant. The baby is going to come into the world no matter what.

‘You can just be supportive about it. The families on both sides are going to be very supportive about it. It is heartbreaking, but you can't turn back time. You can only go forwards.

‘We don't know where it happened. What you're implying is that we knew they were having intercourse in bedrooms. No. We cannot keep her wrapped up her whole life.

'I can't keep a watch on her 24-hours a day, seven days a week. You don't know what has gone on and once the mistake has been made, you just have to support them.’
Yesterday, the new mother - who has a three-year-old sister and a nine-year-old brother - reportedly went to a register office to register the birth with her own mother and another woman.

Photo: NDLEA Arrests Pakistani Student With N228m Worth Of Heroin In Lagos

A Pakistani student, Iftikiha Arslan, who is believed to be working for a Pakistani drug cartel, has been arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for trafficking 25.4 kilogrammes of heroin.

Head of Public Affairs of NDLEA, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, said the drug was discovered in the suspect’s luggage during inward screening of passengers on board Qatar airline flight. It was believed that Arslan left Lahore, Pakistan with the drugs to Abu Dhabi then to Doha from where he connected to Lagos. The estimated street value of the seized drug was said to be N228m.

Oakland Teen Akintunde Ahmad Earns 5.0 GPA, Accepted To Yale, Brown & Columbia

Once referring to himself as “an ordinary street dude,” Oakland teen Akintunde Ahmad is definitely not the ordinary student.

The Oakland Technical High School student has a 5.0 GPA and received a perfect 2100 score on the SATs. Affectionately called ‘Tunde by friends and family, Ahmad has also been accepted to Yale, Brown, Columbia, and UCLA, along with other esteemed universities.

But Ahmad hasn’t only focused on book smarts. He also plays three instruments and baseball. He may even attend college on a baseball scholarship.


Taylor Swift Medical Condition Makes Her Afraid of Black Men

Taylor Swift Afraid of Black Men

Pop singer Taylor Swift revealed that she has an extreme fear of black people. A source close to the 24-year-old singer said she has been seeking counseling for the condition with the hope that she recovers from it.

The source stated Swift has always had a slight fear of black people, but it reached its pinnacle after her run-in with Kanye West in 2009. When Kanye West rushed the stage during her acceptance speech for Best Female Video at the MTV Video Music Awards, she believed she was going to be attacked. Though Kanye did not inflict any physical pain on her, the ordeal left her with an emotional scar that festered into a fear of being accosted by black men.

Taylor Swift has taken the stage with various rappers since the ordeal with Kanye, such as T.I. and B.o.B., but that fear remained present. Swift said the condition has grown and is beginning to affect her financially and emotionally.

The source who revealed the news stated, “Taylor is a very good girl and one of the kindest people you will ever meet. Kanye really did a number on her emotionally, but she is still working hard to recover. She breaks out into a nervous sweat and has trouble breathing whenever there is a black man around. This is a medical condition and has nothing to do with hate for anyone. Taylor loves everyone. I actually told her that the best way to get over it is to take one into your bed. I too had a fear of black men, but now they are all I date. That old saying is true, ‘one you go black, you never go back.’”

“Taylor will be fine, she just needs to jump back on that horse,” she said while laughing.

Taylor Swift could be suffering from Negrophobia, which Google defines as an intense fear of black people. In Taylor’s case however, the fear only extends to men. There is no known cure.

The country crooner last released Red on October 22, 2012. The album debuted at number one after selling an astounding 1.28 million copies in the first week of release. The debut became the biggest opening for a female since Britney Spears’ ‘Oops … I did it Again’ in 2000. The album also spent a total of 16 weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 Chart.


Saturday, 12 April 2014

"My colleagues want to run me down" - comedian Klint Da Drunk

In a recent interview with Punch, popular comedian Klint Da Drunk alleged that his colleagues are trying to run him down, peddling rumours that his love for computer game is the reason he hasn't gone far in his comedy career

"Now they say I would have gone far in my career if not for my love for computer games. It is this same set of comedians that went around telling people that I live in Abuja so that I will not be getting Lagos shows. My colleagues want to run me down, let them feel free. It is because they are afraid of me; they feel that if they run me down I won’t survive it. I am a gadget lover, that is the truth. Everyone knows that whenever I walk into a gadget shop the people there want me to educate them about some of their gadgets. Isn’t it better that I am a sucker for video games than a sucker for smoking igbo, marijuana?” he asks

On his relationship with other comedians, Klint said "They have cliques but that does not bother me because it doesn’t affect my career. God still chases away flies for a tailless cow. So, I'm not complaining".


Photo: Wizkid flaunts dollar bills on instagram

Photo: Photo: Wizkid flaunts dollar bills on instagram

Someone's feeling flush! :-) The singer posted the pic above on his instagram page and captioned it ' My bando!'

I Can Start Thinking Of Marriage When I’m In My Late 30’s - Ice Prince

Ice Prince in a new interview with vanguard has said, he is not ready for marriage and will start thinking about it in his late 30’s. I don’t think I am planning to get married now because I am still young, I’m in my youth and moreover, I am just 27 years old. Maybe later in my late thirties I can start planning to get married or not, he said.

When asked what his real reasons were he said; It’s because I still have a long way to go before thinking of settling down. I can’t say because of what I have, that I am okay to get married, no. I don’t think I am mentally ready for marriage. I think before one could get married, one needs to attain certain level of understanding and awareness. I don’t think I have those qualities just yet.

He also spoke about his relationship and babymama; Yeah, but I wouldn’t want to talk about my girlfriend and about the mother of my baby. She is good and we are not talking about getting married because I’m not ready yet.

How My Sister Sold Me With Pregnancy For N100,000 —Victim

A 23-year-old pregnant woman, Jennifer Ogbonna, raised the emotion of people recently at Zone 2, Police Headquarters, Abeokuta, Ogun State, when she narrated how her sister tricked her into slavery and sold her off with her 7-month old pregnancy. She was then transported from Aba to Abeokuta after a couple who allegedly specialized in buying human beings from all parts of the country paid N100,000 to her sister.

My story
The lady who hails from Ebonyi State but lived and worked in Aba narrated her ugly experiences shortly after she was rescued by the Police. She said: “I was brought to Abeokuta by the woman’s husband. I don’t know that they had already paid money on my head. I only got to know in Abeokuta when I overheard the woman and her husband talking about child trafficking and I felt bad. I decided not to eat any of their food. There is one lady

in that building, they call her Adeola, she would bring food for me and I would not touch it to the extent that the woman’s husband pleaded with me to eat and still I refused and said I am going back to Aba where she brought me from.

“When I said I was going to Aba, the man was angry and said before he would allow me to go back, I must pay back the N100,000 he paid my sister for myself and my pregnancy and the expenses he incurred so far on me. After that, his wife took me to one shrine and asked me to swear to an oath not to go back to Aba or tell anybody what happened, that if I try to go back or tell anybody, she will make me mad; she would make me deaf and dumb.

“But, I discussed my plan to escape with another victim who I met there, she is Oluchi and she said that if I try it I will become mad, but, I insisted and I escaped. I ran away to the next street. When I ran to the street, I met some people and I narrated my experience to them. They advised me to report to the Police, that was how police got to know everything, she stated.

Division of labour
Investigations revealed that the notorious couple who lives in Abeokuta where they operate their illegal and nefarious business, usually travels to many parts of the country in search of their ‘commodity’. It was further gathered that the husband, identified as Ismail Yusuf, is in charge of scouting for pregnant women as he reportedly went as far as Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi and other states in the Eastern part of the country.

The wife, Muyiba, was saddled with the task of nurturing the pregnant women till they deliver of their babies for onward sale.
Crime Guard learnt also that Muyiba who is cooling her feet at the Police station after she was arrested was reported to had come to Abeokuta from Kwara State disguised like a herbalist and rented an apartment at Adigbe where they use as their operational base.

According to the findings, the husband, having bought their preys (pregnant women), would charm them on the spot and take them to their operational base in Abeokuta where they would nurture the victims and their pregnancies until they give birth, which they allegedly usually sell to couples that need children or for ritual purposes.

It was also gathered that when these victims were bought, the couple would force them to swear to an oath not to escape. They would charm them so that they would not escape from them and people living around and security agencies would not have any clues of what they were doing in their den.

Suspect opens up
Recalling her journey in the human trafficking business, 38-year-old Muyiba said, “ I came to Abeokuta in January this year from Offa, Kwara State. I used to sell baby clothes before my shop got burnt during the crisis between Offa and Erin-Ile. I know how to prepare herbs for diabetic patients. I am a trado-medical doctor, I registered in Kwara State but not in Ogun State. I have treated three patients in Abeokuta since I have been here.”

When asked what she was doing with the pregnant women she camped in her house, Muyiba claimed that “ it was their husbands that brought them to my place, to keep them in my place. I knew them through one Joy.

How were you arrested, she said “ It all happened when I saw police on Wednesday night banging that we should open the door. They came to arrest all of us. I thought my husband has run away because I was asleep when the police came. My husband is Ismail Yusuf, our children are in Kwara State. The police also arrested Muyiba’s younger sister —Seun and when she was asked her role in the incident, she passed the ball to her elder sister.

According to her , I was staying with her. I just graduated last year from School of Health in Ilorin, Kwara state. I came to Abeokuta last month. I don’t have anything to say, she (Muyinba) is the one that can say anything about it.

Raid at Akute
Two weeks ago, the operatives of Nigeria Police, Ogun State Command uncovered a baby-making factory in Akute and rescued eight pregnant women, including a 16-year-old girl, arresting the proprietor of the factory, Angela Chigoeze, and her brother-in-law, Obinna Ndunaga during the raid.

It was gathered that at the baby -making factory operational base which is located at No 9, Sebanjo Crescent, Off Fabolude Bus-Stop in Akute, a baby was often sold at N300,000 each, while the young girls were usually offered pittance after delivery and their babies taken from them and sold to unknown people.

Some of the victims who were rescued included three teenage pregnant women; a-16-year-old Precious Steven, Miracle Eze and Blessing Saviour who are both 17 years old. Also rescued were Jeremiah Gift, 25, Joy Okoro, 20, Stella Samuel, 19; Agnes Igbo, 22 and Vivian Princewill, 20.

The proprietress of the baby factory, Angela, 39, who hails from Abia state said that she started the business last year as a traditional healing home, claiming that her husband, now at large, rented the building from where the illicit business was transacted.

Angela, however, denied that the young girls were usually impregnated inside the house, adding that the pregnant women were either brought by their husbands or traced her address themselves.

Government reacts
Speaking on the incident, the State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development , Elizabeth Sonubi, promised that government would continue to put in place the necessary security measures that would continue to nip girl child trafficking and other crimes targeted at children and women, in the bud.

The Commissioner disclosed that two of the victims had delivered two babies – male and female at the Rehabilitation Center where the State government takes care of them. She admonished the residents and people of the state to be vigilant and prevent such incident across the state, adding that people should report such incident promptly to the necessary quarters.

Lab-Grown Vaginas Implanted in 4 Girls

Researchers have grown vaginas in a lab, and the organs are working normally in four teenage patients who were among the first people to receive such an implant, scientists reported today.

All of the patients in the study underwent surgery five to eight years ago because they were born with a rare genetic condition in which the vagina and uterus are underdeveloped or absent.

Scientists grew each vagina from the patient's own cells, and then implanted it in her body. So far in the follow-up, the treatment has been successful, and the patients who are now sexually active have reported normal function.

Although this is a small pilot study, the results show that vaginal organs can be constructed in the lab and used successfully in people, said study researcher Dr. Anthony Atala, director of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Although more research needs to be done, growing vaginal tissue from a person's own cells could potentially be a new treatment option for patients with vaginal cancer or injuries who require reconstructive surgeries, the researchers said.

"A lot of what we are doing right now is really applicable to patients who have deformity or abnormal organs for many other conditions — of course, the most prominent being cancer — [and] also patients who may have an injury in the area," Atala said.

The girls in the study had a congenital deformation called Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, which affects between one in 1,500 and one in 4,000 female infants, the researchers said.

To build the personalized vaginas, the researchers took a small piece of vulvar tissue, less than half the size of a postage stamp, from each patient, and then allowed the cells to multiply in lab dishes.

The vagina is made up of two major layers with two cell types: muscle cells and vaginal epithelial cells. To build these layers, the researchers placed one cell type on one face of a scaffold, made of a fabriclike material, and placed the other cell type on the other face of the scaffold.

"We were able to shape the scaffold specifically for each patient, and place this device with the cells in a bioreactor — which is an ovenlike device and has the same conditions as the human body — for about a week, until it was slightly more mature," Atala said.

Once the organs were ready, doctors surgically created a cavity in the patients' bodies, and stitched one side of the vaginal organ to the opening of the cavity and the other side to the uterus.

"The whole process takes about five to six weeks, from the time we take the tissue from the patient to the time we actually plant the engineered construct back into the patient," Atala said.

The girls were between 13 and 18 years old at the time of their surgeries. Researchers followed up with the patients every year for five to eight years, and examined the organs using X-rays and biopsies to check their structure. Patients also reported on the organs' functionality, including the sexual function.

Data from these yearly follow-up visits show that up to eight years after the surgeries, the organs had normal function, including normal sexual functions, such as desire and pain-free intercourse, according to the study.

Current treatments for MRKH syndrome include dilation of existing tissue or, for more severe cases, reconstructive surgery using a piece of intestine or a piece of skin to create a new vaginal organ.

However, the risk of complications is high with these techniques because the tissue substitute is not vaginal tissue, Atala said. "They are not ideal because they don't perform the same functionality," he said.


B Stylers: Japanese teens who want to be black


A group of teenagers in Japan known as B Stylers, have declared to live the life of a black person.

Dutch photographer Desiré van den Berg discovered the teens while traveling around Asia for the past seven months.

From Vice:

     She lives in Hong Kong at the moment, but when she was in Tokyo, back in December 2013, she met Hina, a 23-year-old who works at a trendy Tokyo boutique called Baby Shoop. Hina’s shop has the tagline “Black for Life.” She describes its products as “a tribute to Black culture: the music, the fashion, and style of dance.”

    Hina’s appearance is also loyal to what the Japanese call “B-style”—a contraction of the words “Black” and “Lifestyle” that refers to a subculture of young Japanese people who love American hip-hop culture so much that they do everything in their power to look as African American as possible.

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B-stylers like Hina visit tanning salons once a week to darken their skin. They also tend to use darker foundation, listen to hip-hop and visit special African hair salons to get braids or curly hair. Hina also wears colored contact lenses to make her eyes seem bigger.


Facebook tried to buy Twitter in 2008: report


In February 19th to be precise, Founder of facebook posted on his facebook page. “I’m excited to announce that we’ve agreed to acquire WhatsApp and that their entire team will be joining us at Facebook.

Our mission is to make the world more open and connected. We do this by building services that help people share any type of content with any group of people they want. WhatsApp will help us do this by continuing to develop a service that people around the world love to use every day.

WhatsApp will complement our existing chat and messaging services to provide new tools for our community. Facebook Messenger is widely used for chatting with your Facebook friends, and WhatsApp for communicating with all of your contacts and small groups of people. Since WhatsApp and Messenger serve such different and important uses, we will continue investing in both and making them each great products for everyone.WhatsApp had every option in the world, so I’m thrilled that they chose to work with us. I’m looking forward to what Facebook and WhatsApp can do together, and to developing great new mobile services that give people even more options for connecting.

I’ve also known Jan for a long time, and I know that we both share the vision of making the world more open and connected. I’m particularly happy that Jan has agreed to join the Facebook board and partner with me to shape Facebook’s future as well as WhatsApp’s.

Jan and the WhatsApp team have done some amazing work to connect almost half a billion people. I can’t wait for them to join Facebook and help us connect the rest of the world.

But the microblogging site Twitter turned down a 500 million dollar purchase offer from the social networking site Facebook in 2008, according to the Financial Times.

In an interview with the British business daily that was published, co-founder Biz Stone said Twitter wanted to become not just a popular site but a viable business, rather than be taken over by another company.

“We’ve created something that people are finding value in,” he said. “But we haven’t yet created a business out of this, and we really wanted to do that.”

According to the Financial Times, Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg offered 500 million dollars in Facebook stock for Twitter.

But Stone said Facebook had nothing that Twitter’s three co-founders — Stone, Evan Williams and Jack Dorsey — wanted.

The daily added, without elaboration, that Twitter still isn’t turning a profit more than four years after it was created.

In mid-December, Twitter said it had received a major infusion of funds from a group of investors, which reportedly put a 3.7 billion dollar value on the site.

Created in 2006 to exchange messages of no more than 140 characters, Twitter had 175 million registered users as of November 1, and transmitted 25 billion “tweets” last year. About 95 million messages a day are sent over the site.

It has pursued rapid growth over profits, but since last spring, it has brought in advertising revenues through paid for “promoted tweets.”

Credit: ReportingNigeria

Robert Mugabe bribery comment offends Nigeria

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe delivers his speech during celebrations to mark his 90th birthday in Marondera, 23 February 2014

Nigeria has summoned Zimbabwe's envoy over remarks President Robert Mugabe made about corruption, state media say.

Mr Mugabe reportedly said last month that Zimbabweans were becoming "like Nigeria" when it came to corruption.

Nigeria summoned Zimbabwe's diplomat on Thursday, calling Mr Mugabe's comments "vitriolic and denigrating", Nigeria's state news agency said.

In its 2013 index, Transparency International listed Zimbabwe as more corrupt than Nigeria.

The list released by the Berlin-based organisation placed Nigeria as 144th out of 175 countries on its Corruption Perceptions Index 2013, while Zimbabwe was ranked 157th.

Mr Mugabe criticised corruption in Zimbabwe in March, asking: "Are we now like Nigeria where you have to reach into your pocket to get anything done?"

On Thursday, Nigeria's foreign ministry summoned Zimbabwean envoy Stanley Kunjeku, lodging "the strongest protest" against the statement, News Agency of Nigeria said.

"Not only does it not reflect the reality in our country, but to come from a sitting president of a brotherly country is most unkind and very dishonourable,'' the ministry added.

A 2013 survey by Transparency International found that one person in four had paid a bribe to a public body over the last year, with the poor record of some African nations on bribery standing out.

Credit: BBC


I was moved by this story in a small corner of the Guardian. It wasn’t big enough to earn a headline – (He’s not a politician).
The story goes that a man had gone to withdraw N150,000 cash in one of the banks in Abuja. Making his way home, a man snatched the money from his hand and jumped unto a waiting bike (Okada). At the same time, corporal Tanko was making his way to the bank and witnessed the incidence. He immediately gave the robbers a hot chase with his bike. When it became obvious that they are about to land into hot soup, they threw the money away and ran. Corporal Tanko retrieved the money, and came back and returned the money to the owner intact – this man who never believed he could get his money again was full of praise for the gallantry of the officer.

Could it be that we have many more Corporal Tanko’s in the police? Officers with a sense of purpose, discipline and true responsibility? Could it be that we have some good cops at the lower cadre who are never allowed to do their jobs by corroded ‘ogas at the top’If there isn’t, couldn’t the Nigerian police fashion it’s policing in this model? A truly people –friendly police. THAT NIGERIAN POLICE – NOT THE NIGERIAN POLICE FORCE which goes about extorting, torturing, and killing innocent Nigerians while lying to cover their tracks as the case maybe.

There is no better way to promote good image for the police except through frequent acts like this –

I moved to Ghana to get closer to God - Hanks Anuku

I moved to Ghana to get closer to God - Hanks Anuku

A few years back in Nigeria, the stern-face of popular actor, Hanks Anuku adorned many film jackets.

But that is no more the case as no one knows if the face of Hanks Anuku can still sell even a local community film this time around.

He was made the Special Adviser to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State on Tourism and Entertainment in 2010, but he later left the job.

After that, he was in the news for being delivered from alcohol and mental illness by Prophet TB Joshua, he later moved to Ghana after the incident.

Some days ago, we met him in Ghana and he had a short interview with us, where he explained the reason behind his relocation to the West African country.

Why did you leave Nigeria for Ghana?

Yea, as you can see, I am in Ghana now. It was a decision I made to get a few things for myself and to get closer to God because so many things happened to me in Nigeria that I was not happy about.

Does that mean you wouldn't have been closer to God if you were in Nigeria?

I would always have time for anybody and appreciate the presence of a man or woman of substance.

What do you do here presently?

Apart from filmmaking, I am into the development of grassroots’ talents in music and filmmaking.

How is that going?

It has been very great.

Are Ghanaians embracing you?

You know, love thy neighbour like thyself is my tool across the Nile unto Jericho. I think everybody loves me. I don’t know who the enemy is. So, whoever the enemy is, I am sorry, I forgive all haters. That is what it is.

Should your fans in Nigeria be expecting something from you soon?

Well, everything depends on God. He is my provider. If God wants me to go to Nigeria, no problem, I mean, as long as you are serious with the job.


I don’t like poor men admiring me! I can’t marry a poor man – Popular Nollywood actress

I don’t like poor men admiring me! I can’t marry a poor man – Popular Nollywood actress

Nollywood actress, Lizzy Gold says the major criteria for any man to woo her is that he must be rich and that no poor man should even think of admiring her picture, let alone ‘toast’ her. In a recent chat with Entertainment Express, Lizzy also said bank alerts turn her on.

“A poor man shouldn’t even think of admiring my picture, not to talk of wooing me. I love money so much so I can’t marry a poor man. I don’t even want a man who is merely comfortable. My interest and affection are for millionaires, if possible billionaires. Money means so much to me, in fact money makes me wet. Sometimes when I imagine so much money in my account, I could just get wet. Bank alert is like my best friend. I just need to imagine so much money in my account and I am turned on. When I get a credit alert on my account, Oh my God, I get turned on immediately.

Lizzy says asides having money and being willing to spend it on her, another very important thing she looks out for in a man is that he must be well ‘endowed’.

Uhmmmmmmmmmmmmm, so we were just thinking, all this from somebody’s future wife – what if the rich man falls on bad times? End of marriage? Women are appreciated more when they don't base their success on others – after all, you have the same opportunity, create wealth and be as wealthy as you want to be.

I am proud to be Nigerian, says Hollywood actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor

A London-born Nigerian Hollywood star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, on Friday said he was proud to be identified as a Nigerian.

Mr. Ejiofor said this in Lagos at the premiere of a movie “Half of a Yellow Sun’’ based on a novel written by a Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie.

He said that there was a wrong impression that he claimed not to be a Nigerian.

“During the period of publicising “Twelve Years a Slave”, I was asked where I was originally from.

“I suppose I was trying to give an honest answer about where I was born, and so, I said London, which is where I was born.

“And to me, it was a surprising reaction that people then concluded that I didn’t identify as Nigerian.

“Of course, I am Nigerian-British, but if they ask me where I was born, I can’t say Enugu, because I wasn’t born in Enugu, but, it doesn’t mean that I don’t identify as Nigerian.

“I am proud of being Nigerian that I am extraordinarily happy to be here to make this film.

“We wanted to make a film in Nigeria for several years, maybe 20 years.

“Several years we talked about making a film in Nigeria, internationalise the market, we know there is so much, there’s a handful of energy and ability in Nigeria.

“And, for those of us that were born overseas, we want to get back into all of that and try to work together and make films and internationalise what is a wonderful market community.”

Biyi Bandele, who directed “Half of a Yellow Sun’’ said, “the movie is essentially a love story.”

According to him, it’s about people falling in love and the sacrifices you have to make sometimes when you are in a relationship.

“It is about a generation of Nigerians who grew up in the 1960s which is when Nigeria, along with most African countries gained independence.

“And, this is a generation of Africans, of Nigerians, who were so imbued with confidence, with enthusiasm, with optimism about the future of the country and Africa.”

Mr. Bandele said the movie was shot in just 33 days at Tinapa Calabar and other locations in Nigeria.

He said that artistes from more than 12 different countries were involved in the production of the movie, which he said would make Africa proud.

Also, Kene Mkparu, the Chairman of FilmOne, a distribution company responsible for the movie in Nigeria, said it was “the beginning’’, and urged Nigerians to support the movie.

“Half of a Yellow Sun” features actors such as Onyeka Onwenu, Genevieve Nnaji, O.C. Ukeje, John Boyega, Anika Rose, Tina Mba, Wale Ojo, Thandie Newton and Gloria Young.

It was produced by Andre Calderwood, Sandra Obiago, Yewande Sadiku and Mukhtar Bakare.

The movie would be released fully in Nigerian cinemas on April 25.


Rappers, Jesse Jagz, Lyrikal, release new album, mixtape

Both the album and mixtape were released for free download. Two Nigerian rappers, Jesse Jagz and Port Harcourt based Lyrikal, recently released songs separately for free to the public.

While Jesse Jagz released his second album, Royal Niger Company, Lyrikal released a mixtape titled Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Jesse Jagz’s album consists of 11 tracks, with samples ranging from the 1983 hit song, Ain’t Nobody by Chaka Khan to movie clips (Scarface, Johnny Mad Dog).

Lyrikal’s mixtape features vocals from Eva, Shank, Jazzy, Korkormikor, KO, The Veteran, Young Stunna, and samples from Davido, 9ice, Mafikizolo, Jay Z, Drake, 2 Chainz and Eminem on his mixtape tape.

“The mixtape in many ways, is a reflection of my personal battles as a musician who is never satisfied with his own work. But there are aspects that reflect our general lives as people, and how sometimes, we are unable to stop ourselves from repeating frustrating habits, even when we mean to change,” Lyrikal said of his work.

Download Lyrikal’s Mixtape here.


Atiku’s son weds American girlfriend

Abubakar A Abubakar, groom and his wife Mariana at their wedding reception in Dubai

former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, (r) introducing the parents of his son's wife Mrs Margarita, (1st r) and Mr Nadim Saleby to Chief Bisi Akande, Interim National Chairman of APC at the wedding reception of Atiku's son, Abubakar A. Abubakar and his bride Mariana Nadim in Dubai over the weekend.

Atiku Abubakar (r) introducing the parents of his son's wife, Mrs Margarita, (1st r) and Mr Nadim Saleby to National leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu at the wedding reception of Atiku's son, Abubakar A Abubakar and his bride Mariana Nadim in Dubai

The groom Abubakar Atiku Abubakar and his mother Hajiya Ladi Atiku Abubakar at the wedding ceremony of the son of the chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC0 and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in Dubai

Hajiya Titi Atiku Abubakar the couple, and Hajiya Rukayya Atiku Abubakar at the wedding reception of Atiku's son, Abubakar A Abubakar and his bride Mariana Nadim in Dubai

I support polygamy; most African men are polygamous - Nollywood actor

Nollywood actor Jibola Dabo, who has five children from different women has said in a recent interview with TheNetng that he is an ardent supporter of polygamy and believes that most men in Africa are polygamous in nature.

He said: "People misunderstands what polygamy means. I am an ardent supporter of polygamy. Every single man, mostly from Africa, is polygamous in nature. We are just deceiving ourselves. Polygamy means when you see a woman you love and desire, you marry her with the consent of your already married wife and bring her home. It's not when you have one wife at home, then you have others scattered in different other places, that is not polygamy. And not when you have three wives and you cannot take care of one, that is an insult to polygamy. There are so many women out there who just want to have a man as an umbrella, but we keep saying one man one woman. Yet the women keep suffering. We all know that we have much more women in this world than men, the ratio is too high.

My father had six wives, my uncle that brought me up had so many wives also. What I am saying is that it is not illegal, we are not in America. Ironically, the white man would have one wife and still keep so many mistresses. If not, there wouldn't have been an English word for concubines. That means it exists in their culture. Which is better, concubines or wives? In the days when polygamy was well respected, diseases were not rampant. It is now that when men hide to do it that strange sexually transmitted diseases have become the order of the day" he said.

"I have only one wife but I have children from more than one woman. And its not because I had mistresses, its because I have lived in various countries, including America, France, Britain etc. I am this person that any woman that comes to me would always want to have something for me. I have had experiences. I was with a woman and years later, a child was brought to me, a child I didn't know when it was conceived" he added.


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Health Alert: Six things you should know about Ebola

Ebola is a rare disease with no cure or vaccine. The epidemics are small, but they cause panic because the disease is fatal. In up to 90 percent of cases, carriers can lose a lot of blood, even through their nose and their urine for the sick. Dozens of people in Guinea have died of the Ebola virus as well as many infected in Liberia.

Ghana on Sunday April 6, 2014 recorded its first suspected Ebola case. The patient, a 12-year-old girl, has been admitted to allow for further testing.

Here are six things you should know about Ebola.

Medication against the virus does not yet exist

Many of the people who become infected usually die. After the outbreak, more than half of the patients, up to even ninety percent die because medicines or vaccines are not available.

Ebola is found mainly in Central and West Africa

Outbreaks of the virus emerged, particularly in small, remote villages, near the rainforest. Through contact with the blood, faeces and other body fluids of animals and can be transmitted to humans.

Bats are considered the natural carrier of the virus

The sale and consumption of these particular animals following the recent outbreak of Ebola is prohibited. "Bush meat," meat of various wild animals, is popular in Central and West Africa.

The virus is also transmitted from human to human

Ebola can be transmitted through direct contact with open wounds, mucous membranes and body fluids, and after indirect contact with a contaminated environment. This is how the virus is transmitted among humans.

Traditional funeral ceremonies in which the body of a deceased person infected is touched can lead to the spread of the virus among humans.

Two to 21 days after infection, the symptoms will follow

Infected people get high fever, a feeling of weakness, headache and sore throat. It is followed by symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, kidney and liver failure and sometimes internal and external bleeding.

Ebola was first registered in 1976

In 1976, there were two outbreaks: in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the latter country, people near the river Ebola contracted this sickness; hence the name of the virus.

In 2000, 425 people were killed in Uganda due to an Ebola outbreak. In 2007, hundreds of people died in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Smith

Monday, 7 April 2014

Nigeria becomes Africa's largest economy

South Africa overtaken as biggest economy in Africa after Nigeria rebases GDP calculation to more than $500bn.

Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as Africa's largest economy after a rebasing calculation almost doubled its gross domestic product to more than $500bn, data from the statistics office showed.

GDP for 2013 in Africa's top oil producer was 80.22 trillion naira, or $509.9bn, the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics said on Sunday, up from the 42.3 trillion estimated before the rebasing, according to the Reuters news agency.

Most governments overhaul GDP calculations every few years to reflect changes in output, but Nigeria had not done so since 1990, so sectors such as e-commerce, mobile phones and its prolific "Nollywood" film industry - now worth 1.4 percent of GDP, Kale said - had to be factored in to give a better picture.

Nigeria, Africa's most populous country with 170 million people, has been growing as an investment destination owing to the size of its consumer market and growing capital markets.

'Exercise in vanity'

Analysts said the recalculated GDP would raise Nigeria's profile, but change little on the ground.

"Is the money in your bank account more on Sunday than it was on Saturday? If you had no job yesterday, are you going to have a job today?" asked Bismarck Rewane, CEO of Lagos-based consultancy Financial Derivatives.

"If the answer to those questions is 'no', then this is an exercise in vanity," he added, though he said the new figure was more accurate.

Many Nigerians shrugged off the GDP news.

"I'm not really impressed. I don't feel it in my pocket... It's not the masses who are rich," said Richard Babs-Jonah, 47, a small farmer, expressing the common view that Nigeria's economy is rigged in favour of a handful of well-connected oligarchs.

"Those controlling the economy, those with government contracts, get all the money."

Nigeria vs South Africa

Nigeria's taking the title of Africa's biggest economy will fuel a longstanding rivalry with South Africa.

South Africa currently represents Africa at the G20, as well as in the "BRICS" group of the most powerful emerging economies, which also includes Brazil, Russia, India and China.

Nigeria may argue that it should join those clubs too.

It will also enliven competition for investor capital at a time when South Africa faces challenges such as striking workers and high current account and budget deficits.

Despite its roaring growth of recent years and now a bigger GDP, Nigeria still trails South Africa in basic infrastructure - power and roads - necessary to lift its people out of poverty.

Source: Reuters

Mugabe revives Gaddafi's United States of Africa dream

Zimbabwean president claims a continental bloc united under one figurehead is needed to move Africa into global superleague.

Robert Mugabe

The muscular display of power and pageantry at the inauguration in Washington may be watched by envious eyes around the world. Not least among those who yearn to build another USA – the United States of Africa – under a single president.

Such was the dream of Muammar Gaddafi, a quixotic project that appeared to have died with the Libyan dictator but has now been rekindled by the Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe.

Speaking in Harare after meeting Benin's president, Thomas Boni Yayi, who is the outgoing African Union (AU) chairman, Mugabe argued that a figurehead is needed to move Africa beyond regional blocs and into the global superleague.

"Get them to get out of the regional shell and get into one continental shell," he was quoted as saying by the state-owned Herald newspaper.

"The continent of Africa: this is what we must become. And there, we must also have an African head. He was talking of the president of Africa. Yes, we need one. We are not yet there.

"This is what we must go and discuss, but we must also discuss the issues that divide us."

The AU holds its latest summit this week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mugabe, 88, warned that Africans are not as united as was expected by the founders of the AU's predecessor, the Organisation of African Unity, half a century ago.

"We really have not become integrated as an African people into a real union," he said. "And this is the worry, which my brother has, and the worry I have; the worry perhaps others also have. That we are not yet at that stage which was foretold by our fathers when they created this organisation."

The founding fathers had a vision of a continent united politically, economically and culturally, he added. "We are not there yet. As we stand here people will look at us, as me anglophone, him francophone, you see. There is also lusophone, but we are Africans first and foremost. Africans, Africans. Look at our skin.

"That's our continent, we belong to one continent. We may, by virtue of history, have been divided by certain boundaries and especially by colonialism. But our founding fathers in 1963 showed us the way and we must take up that teaching that we got in 1963. That we are one and we must be united."

A United States of Africa spanning Cape Town and Cairo was proposed by Gaddafi in 1999 as a way of ending the continent's conflicts and defying the west, but it failed to secure enough support from his African counterparts. Some suspected that Gaddafi wanted the job for himself – a charge that Mugabe is hardly likely to dodge.

There is a case for challenging borders that were drawn up by European imperialists and which continue to inhibit travel and trade. But critics say the notion of uniting 54 countries with their thousands of languages and ethnicities is currently untenable. In fact some parts of Africa have been moving in the opposite direction and seeking local autonomy. Economies are moving at very different speeds.

Lindiwe Zulu, international relations adviser to South African president Jacob Zuma, said: "I don't foresee a single United States of Africa with a single president because we are so diverse politically and otherwise. It is very desirable in the long term but I don't see it any time soon. There is a lot more to be done. We are still agonising over sovereignty."

She added: "When you call for one president, you are calling for ministers to serve under them, one parliament and one legislative process. There are too many things that divide us on political, social and economic levels. We need to have a common agenda and approach to human rights and development before we can talk about one president. We need to deal with democracy on the continent and leaders who think beyond themselves."

Richard Dowden, director of the Royal African Society, said: "The idea that one government could rule the whole of Africa at this stage is silly and unworkable. They need to build from the bottom economically rather than imposing a notion of unity from the top down; it's absurd.

"It is a dream of totalitarian fantasists, not the people. Africa is becoming increasingly local. I'm in Kenya at the moment and the forthcoming election is all about ethnic arithmetic."


I'm still open to marriage - Chika Ike

Nollywood actress Chika Ike, has revealed that she is set to marry again once the ideal man walks up to her.

The brand Ambassador of energy drink, ‘Bullet,’ who was once married to Tony Eberiri in 2006 before they officially got divorced in 2013, said that she was once a victim of domestic violence when she married and almost lost her life in the process.

“I don’t want to talk about the divorce because it is already in the past and I have since moved on. I am still open to marriage and I might give it a second shot because I believe in love. For now, I am most concerned with my own happiness”.

Speaking about the high rate at which celebrities' marriage are crashing, Chika said: “Celebrities also make mistakes. I don’t think they have a bad time combining their successful careers and managing the home front or their marriages on the side.”

“All the talk about some men being afraid to walk up to a female celebrity and ask her out does not make sense to me. Any man that cannot walk up to me and toast me is not manly enough. I don’t have a long list or criteria for my ideal man. All I want is that he must make me happy.”


LOOK: John Dumelo Spotted In A Commercial Lagos Keke Napep!


 Lol!..He Said ‘When the driver is nowhere to be found..i have to ‘move’ by all means. #lagos.’
 Funny but some said its simply humility..What do you think?.

Big Brother Housemates Caught On Tape Doing It

"Rough" things are happening in the House of the new Big Brother in South Africa. Two of the house mates, Lexi and Mandla, were caught doing the "thing" live in the bathroom. See the Photos below...

Many in South Africa are complaining seriously about the "things" going on in the show but they still continue.