Sunday, 6 July 2014

A year after his death, church elders move to bury clergyman

Prophet Ajanaku (Photo: Naij)

They waited almost a year, but now, apparently tired of waiting, the church elders and Ajanaku's widow are making plans to inter the clergyman's mortal remains.

Self styled Nigerian prophet Iretiola Ajanaku was a man renowned for his ability to heal the sick, make the deaf hear, the lame walk and other miracles, at least that was what his ministry wanted the world to believe. With this attribute, when the good prophet passed away in August last year, some of his disciples expected him to do a Lazarus or a Christ, to return from the dead.

In a statement sent to media houses,  Shola Bamidele, the church’s media personnel, stated that  a lying-in-state will be held for the ‘True Icon of God’ at the Church premises, after which he will be interred.

Having waited for one year for the prophet to awake, it won’t be surprising to expect that they will remain expectant even while the funeral rites are ongoing.


Not Kim Kardashian Enough – Meet The Woman Who Has Lost Her Hands, Feet And Buttocks After Injecting Silicone Filler For Big Butt

In case you are planning having a silicone filler for big, curvy butt, maybe you might change your mind after reading this, or save enough thousands of dollars or cedis to get yourself a good cosmetic surgery practitioners. Apryl Brown, from Los Angeles, lost her hands and feet and nearly her life after a silicone filler procedure went horribly wrong.

The mother of two was a successful hair stylist who owned her own salon, but had always wanted to fix what she saw as her ‘flaw’ – her flat bottom but instead of getting the big, curvy butt, she ended up losing the little one she had.

Since recovering from the horrific ordeal the 47-year-old has devoted much of her time to speaking out and encouraging others to think twice about what they let someone inject in their bodies and seek out skilled professionals.

The funny aspect is she has even lost the small butt she had.

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Her problems began in 2005 when a woman claiming she could provide buttock injections walked into her salon. Instead of telling her to leave, Apryl, who says she always wanted bigger buttocks, was thrilled and immediately agreed to have the treatment. At first, everything seemed fine but just months after having the injections, the pain began.

‘My buttocks started to get hard, and then they started to get discoloured,’ she explains. ‘By 2006, it was starting to itch and by 2007, the pain started. She had sleepless nights, she couldn’t eat, or even concentrate.
‘I literally scratched all of the skin off my buttocks. My nails pulled all of the skin off my body. And when my sister came in, and she saw that, it freaked her out.’

Apryl was rushed to hospital, where surgeons discovered that a massive infection caused by the impure silicone had caused her body to go into severe shock.

‘The only end point on silicone injections is removal,’ explains the doctor who saved Apryl’s life, James Jens Black. Removal when it’s not infected or removal when it is infected and about to kill you.’

After a month in a coma, Apryl awoke to a very different world. The drugs that saved Apryl’s life had diverted blood flow to her essential organs, keeping her heart beating and liver functioning as her body fought off the infection. But her hands and feet, starved of oxygen while the drugs did their work, had died.

Along with her buttocks, too damaged and infected from the injections to remain, her hands and feet had to be amputated. Despite the heavy price she paid for cheap surgery, Apryl says that she’s recovering and is determined to enjoy the rest of her life.


World Cup 2014: At least two dead and 19 injured after bridge collapses in Brazil host city of Belo Horizonte

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An overpass in Brazil that was part of the World Cup infrastructure plan has collapsed on to vehicles below.

The overpass in host city Belo Horizonte collapsed this afternoon at around 3pm.

Local news media quoted firefighters on the scene as saying at least two people had died and another 19 were injured.

Live TV images showed what appeared to be a school bus and other vehicles trapped under the rubble.

A witness said: ‘It was a terrifying thing. I still can’t believe what I saw. I was standing nearby talking with my duaghter. Suddenly the viaduct crashed down all in one go, it happened in an instant.’

It was not immediately clear if people are trapped inside those vehicles.

Edgard Estevo, chief firefighter at the scene, said his team were unable to search for victims until the bridge was secured.

He told local media in Brazil: ‘We need to make the area stable so we can securely go in there and find out what the situation is underneath.’

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Alexis Sanchez cleared for Arsenal transfer as Barcelona try to raise Luis Suarez cash

Arsenal 'close on Sanchez signing as Barca push for quick sale'

Arsenal are closing in on a deal for Alexis Sanchez as Barcelona look to hurry through his sale – in order to raise funds for their signing of Luis Suarez.

The Gunners have been in advanced negotiations for Sanchez in the last few days, but are yet to agree on a fee with Barca.

However, Spanish newspaper Vozpopuli, who broke the news of Arsenal’s interest in Sanchez, says a deal is getting close.

Barca chiefs want to offload the 25-year-old as soon as possible in order to raise funds for their £63million deal for Suarez.

Liverpool are believed to have initially accepted their bid for the Uruguay striker, but a payment plan has not been finalised.

The Reds want the cash up front but Barca can’t do that unless they can move Sanchez on quickly.

Arsenal’s opening £19.8million bid for Sanchez is still on the table, but Barca are keen to get a fee of about £26million for the Chilean.

Further negotiations are expected to take place over the weekend in a bid to find an agreement that everybody is happy with.


Liverpool ‘accept £63million Barcelona transfer offer for striker Luis Suarez’

Liverpool 'accept £63m Barcelona offer for Luis Suarez'

Liverpool have reportedly accepted a £63million offer from Barcelona for star striker Luis Suarez.

According to Catalan TV station TV3, Barca made the offer this morning and after further negotiations, Liverpool have now accepted the deal.

The news comes after the Reds rejected Barca’s opening £55.7million bid this week, and demanded much more in order to do business.

Barca now expect Suarez to travel to Spain for a medical in the coming days, with a five-year contract being offered.

Liverpool had previously suggested that they wouldn’t sell Suarez for anything less than £75million, but appear to have altered their position with Suarez making it clear that he did not want to stay at Anfield any longer.

Suarez, who is currently serving a four-month ban from ‘all footballing activities’, was given the green light this week by Fifa to have a medical with Barca, after suggestions he wouldn’t be able to.

Why Haven’t You Accepted My Request?” – Singer Adokiye Dares Boko Haram

Pop singer and Imo State Peace Ambassador, Adokiye, who recently offered her virginity for free to members of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram, for the release of the abducted Chibok girls has spoken again.

In a new interview with Bellanaija, she dared the Islamic sect by asking why they are yet to accept her offer.

“I made an open offer to some group of people. The question is why they haven’t accepted my request? They should gather up the girls, prepare them for release and then I am sure they will find out if I’m still a virgin.

Dispelling arguments that her offer was a publicity stunt, she said “Publicity card to promote my music and image? Let me even ask! Promote what music? I have not released any music or plan to even release any music anytime soon. So what music am I promoting?

As for my image, if crying for freedom for the release of innocent children, a reminder to the nation that kids are still missing is promoting my image, then I say to you, let my image soar”

Recall that it’s been 80 days since the over 200 Chibok girls were kidnapped from their school in Borno state.

I Love To Be A Free Lady, I Won't Get Married ––Singer Belinda

Singer Belinda Ekua Amoah (stage name Mzbel), is one of those babes that find it difficult to be loyal to a man and she's not ashamed to say so. In fact she can have a boyfriend but not marriage. Her words below:
I am not looking forward to marriage because I do not want to feel dedicated to anyone. I want to be my own woman and infact, I am enjoying being a single parent.

I have no problem being in a relationship; infact, I am currently dating but marriage is a no go area for me. I am a hard working woman with three kids and all this while, I have been doing everything on my own so I don't see the reason why I would allow myself to be pinned down all in the name of love and marriage. I want to be a free bird. If I get married...

My children will not get the best of me as I will have to divide my attention. My children need me more and I would like to dedicate the rest of my life to them so that they do not have to share me with anyone.

Moreover, I have seen how terrible some marriages end, some to the extent of the woman committing suicide and knowing how fragile I am, I do not want to find myself in any of such situations. The bottom line is, I am an independent woman and getting married will spoil things. I am happy the way I am!

I Married My Husband Because He Impregnated Me; I Regret It ––Actress Juliet Ibrahim

I told you guys that actress Juliet Ibrahim's marriage to her handsome husband has packed up, right? Well the séxy babe has come out to give her side of the story and why she regretted her once happy marriage.

She claims that the marriage was a big mistake in the first place that should never have happened because she only married her Kwadwo after he got her pregnant when they were into "rough playing" things.
As a result of the unplanned pregnancy, Kwadwo agreed to marry her so that they can give the child a home and start a family together. But to her dismay and constant agony, Kwadwo’s family never supported the marriage and even failed to show up during the marriage ceremony in open display of their disapproval and lack of support.
What further made the whole issue worse was that about a year ago, Kwadwo got involved with another lady who also had fair complexion and she started competing with her for the love and affection of her husband...

Juliet got very angry at her husband because the fair complexion of the said lady was as a result of bleaching and she wondered why her husband would fall for somebody like that. LMAO!! Men are unpredictable!

They couldn't manage the crisis that followed hence the marriage collapsed. It was also after the breakup with her husband that her relationship with Nigerian actor IK Ogbonna started.

Juliet Ibrahim's affair with IK Ogbona is kind of shaky but the guy is hoping that they will get along in a bit.

Bisi Alimi Named Among Top 100 Most Influential Gay Persons In The World


The first Nigerian to come on National Tv to declare himself as being gay, Bisi Alimi has been named among the most influential gay persons in the world. The list; The World Pride Power List is a yearly listing which consists of top 100 most influential lesbians, gay, bisexuals and transgender individuals who have helped others in one way or the other.

Bisi who is based in London works as an HIV consultant and on global LGBT advocacy. He was listed at No 77.