Wednesday, 26 March 2014
After months of staying in hospital and remaining in doors at home, former Minister of Information, Madam Dora Akunyili finally summoned enough courage to show up in public. She has been sick for sometime now and I heard several doctors have not been able to find out what exactly is eating her up.
She appeared at the venue of the ongoing National Conference in Abuja on Monday and many top politicians who saw Madam Akunyili just could not believe their eyes...
This is how chubby and beautiful the outspoken woman was when she was still in government. Really sad!
A shopper has died after stabbing herself in the neck in the aisle of a supermarket in Shipley.
It is thought the woman was in the hardware section of the ASDA branch when she inflicted the fatal wound to her neck. More pictures when you continue.
Police believe she entered the store this morning with a Polish friend.
While her friend was at the bakery counter, the victim, who is said to be of Asian appearance, carried out the shocking attack, leaving her lying in a pool of blood.
She is said to be around 30 years old, and was dressed in traditional clothing.
One eye-witness said: 'One of the shop's first aiders was trying to give CPR.
'One of the young men who works there actually saw the woman stabbing herself in the throat. He's in terrible shock.
'Staff told me the woman had come in with a Polish woman and while her friend was at the bakery, she'd stabbed herself.
'Apparently the Polish woman is a regular customer. She was driven off by police.'
Another witness added: 'There was blood gushing everywhere.'
The store remains cordoned off as police forensic teams scour the scene and interview staff and witnesses before examining CCTV.
The area was cordoned off after the victim apparently suffered a self-inflicted neck wound.
West Yorkshire Police were alerted at around 8.37am to the store, along with paramedics.
A spokesman for the police force said the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
He said officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with her death.
Detective Inspector Ryan Bragg of Bradford District CID, said: 'Officers were called to the Asda supermarket in Shipley following a report of a woman inside the premises with serious injuries.
'The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
'There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and no one else is being sought in connection with the incident. Enquiries are ongoing.'
A spokesman for Asda said: 'We are aware of an incident in our Shipley store this morning and our thoughts are with the individual's family at this time.
'Our priority at this time is looking after our colleagues and supporting the police in their investigation.'
Lafia — The Nasarawa Police Command, Tuesday, arrested the Nasarawa State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Innocent Lagi, for scaling the fence of the State House of Assembly to serve a court order.
Lagi was at the Assembly to serve the officials with a court injunction restraining the House from summoning the chairman of Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission, NASIEC, and his commissioners to appear before them.
However, the News Agency of Nigeria, reported that he was not allowed to enter the premises by the security officers.
The Attorney-General, after being denied access to the complex, decided to jump over the fence, which prompted the legislators to order security officials to arrest him.
It was also reported that before Lagi arrived at the Assembly complex, the Chairman of the commission, Dr. Abdullahi Modibo, and five other commissioners had already responded to questions raised by members on the conduct of the exercise.
The UN human rights commissioner has condemned an Egyptian court’s decision to sentence to death 528 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
A spokesman for Navi Pillay said the “cursory mass trial” was “rife with procedural irregularities” and breached international human rights law.
The defendants were found guilty on Monday of charges relating to an attack on a police station in Minya in August.
Another 683 Morsi supporters went on trial at the same court on Tuesday.
They include the Muslim Brotherhood’s general guide, Mohammed Badie, and the chairman of its Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), Saad al-Katatni.
Later, security forces clashed with hundreds of Minya University students protesting against the trials.
Tear gas was fired at the students after they blocked a main road, threw stones and set an armoured police vehicle on fire.
There has been widespread condemnation of Monday’s decision by the Minya Criminal Court to sentence 528 people to death for their alleged participation in an attack on a police station in the central city in mid-August, in which a police officer was killed.
The incident took place in the immediate aftermath of an operation by security forces to break up two sit-ins in the capital Cairo that left almost 1,000 people dead. The sit-ins were set up by supporters of Mr Morsi’s after he was overthrown by the military the previous month.
The trial, at which more than three-quarters of the defendants were not present, is reported to have lasted less than an hour on Saturday.
The prosecution did not put forward evidence implicating any individual defendant, even though it had compiled significant evidence, and the court prevented defence lawyers from presenting their case or calling witnesses, according to Human Right Watch.
Unknown to most Nigerians, President Goodluck Jonathan has another wife, aside from Patience Jonathan who is his first wife. The existence of his second wife, Mrs. Lott Jonathan, popularly called Mrs. Lott J, is one major aspect of GEJ’s family life, which is consciously being kept out of the awareness of most Nigerians.
Mrs Lott J is not just President Jonathan’s second wife, she is also the mother of his children - two boys.
A Law graduate of Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Mrs Lott J is the daughter of Chief F.D. Lott, renowned lawyer and former Attorney General of Bayelsa State. She is the cousin of Dezieni Allison-Madueke, the controversial Minister of Petroleum, and the two are as close as blood sisters...
The Elites gathered that Mrs Lott J’s father is a member of the Governing Council of Niger Delta University in Bayelsa. Sources disclosed to The Elites that Mrs Lott J has been married to the president even before he made his foray into politics. It was gathered that after Jonathan became the Deputy-Governor of Bayelsa State, Lott J tried to muscle her way into his heart, by using her two sons as a bargaining chips to tie his hand. But she met a resistance in a fiery Patience, who foiled all her attempts.
By the time Jonathan became the governor of Bayelsa State, he decided to relocate his second wife and two sons to the United States of America. Shortly after Jonathan became president, Mrs Lott J came back to Nigeria with her two sons, and made Abuja her place of abode.
Sources disclosed that Mrs Lott J lives in one of the most highbrow areas in Maitama, Abuja. Jonathan is said to pay her a visit every Sunday.
Described as a easy-going and self-effacing lady, Lott J owns and runs a private school:
Aduvie Montessori International. It is situated in Maitama and rated as one of the best in FCT Abuja.
IBADAN— Barely four days after the discovery of mysterious forest where over 19 human skulls were found in Ibadan, another horror was discovered in the ancient city, yesterday.
A man, who feigned lunacy, was allegedly caught with human tongue, gun and cutlass around the popular Ring Road area of the city.
According to reports, residents of Ibadan rushed to catch a glimpse of the suspected human eater. The suspect was, however, whisked away by armed policemen to avert jungle justice.
Also, another man was mobbed by angry crowd after a price list of human parts was allegedly found on him.
This came as a man, who was about being dispossessed of the large sum of money he withdrew from a commercial bank at Mokola area of the city jumped down from a flyover with his money.
Vanguard gathered that the suspect caught with human tongues was arrested at Oni and Son Memorial Hospital area of Ring Road.
A source said that over 400 posters of a politician contesting the 2015 governorship election, women underwear and some weapons were found on him. The source said he was rounded up by the policemen from Oluyole Police Station.
Another man, who reportedly disguised as a destitute, was caught at Adeoyo State Hospital with a price list of human parts.
After they were beaten by the mob, policemen took the three men to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID.
According to information, the ‘mad’ man was exposed when his hidden blackberry phone rang. This was said to have aroused suspicion of passers-by who had all the while known the man as a destitute.
Further search on him, Vanguard gathered, revealed that he listed those owing him outstanding balance and the human parts they bought. That was when the mob descended on him.
When Vanguard got there, the police refused to comment saying the newsman should go to the police headquarters at Eleyele, Ibadan for reaction.
The man that jumped to escape being robbed of his money by two men on commercial motorcycle, it was further gathered, was rescued by policemen who were on duty under the flyover and taken to the hospital in an ambulance, as he sustained injuring in his arms.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Olabisi Ilobanafor, confirmed the arrest of a man who was beaten by the mob but said he did not know anything about the Adeoyo State Hospital incident.
She said: “I can’t say whether he is a ritualist or destitute. I don’t know whether things found on him were human tongues or not.
“It is only a forensic expert who can say precisely what they are. We use this opportunity to warn members of the public not to take laws into their hands by resorting to jungle justice whenever they see a suspect.
“We also want to advise parents not to allow their wards to mix up with mob to break any law.”
Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, stormed out of the traditional marriage ceremony of Paul Okoye barely 30 minutes after he arrived, because the ceremony did not start on time.
Governor Rotimi Amaechi couldn’t understand why the event had not begun by 2pm when it was billed to start by 12pm.
The governor came in around 2pm and, as he alighted from his vehicle, his aides informed him that the event had not started and neither the couple nor celebrity guests had arrived.
He responded, ‘If we wait for some time and they don’t come, we will leave. I don’t have time for all this.’
The governor posed for photos before entering the hall. However, barely 30 minutes later, a visibly unimpressed Amaechi walked out of the hall accompanied by his aides and drove out of the event premises.
The marriage ceremony, which was billed to start by 12pm, did not commence till around 2:45pm.