Saturday, February 17, 2018
Friday, February 16, 2018
A grieving mum who wanted to be artificially inseminated with her dead son's sperm has been blessed with twins.
She got a surrogate, 35, who has now given birth to twins.
Rajashree, who works as a teacher, said:
Doctors in Germany collected his sperm and put it in storage while Prathamesh went through gruelling cancer treatment, and because he was unmarried he nominated his mother and sister to use his semen sample after his death.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
ARE YOU AN AFRICAN WOMAN LIVING WITH VIOLENCE? TEXT 'YES' TO CAROL BALLATINE TO TELL YOUR STORY NOW!
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
There have been rumours of trouble in the marriage of the Ooni due to several undisclosed reasons. Now, the Olori has reverted to her maiden name Zaynab Otiti Obanor.
Read her full statement below:
We have got to stop this culture of shaming and vilifying women with false stories of infidelity & nefarious behavior. The spreading of false information (through "sources" afraid to be identified) is the mark of cowards and a cover up for guilty parties to justify their horrific actions. There is absolutely no truth to the media circulated lies of infidelity and infertility- on my end.
What I can confirm, is that the Ooni and I are no more. I inhale love & exhale gratitude. My journey continues as a Humanitarian aiding women and victims of domestic violence & abuse with the United Nations. No matter how much time you've invested, no matter the use of media to silence & manipulate, no matter the circumstance, slander, embarrassment, threats and lies: Get out and seek immediate help! We've seen this movie before. Women being dragged in the press & blamed for everything under the sun. This behavior is unacceptable.
I urge those involved to be mindful of their actions for the eyes of our Almighty God are always watching. The seeds of slander is a cancer that harvests to eat away the souls of the planter. The throne is sacred and the attempts to tarnish the name of a Queen, in defense or on behalf of a silent King makes all involved look terrible. Remain dignified in all you do. It's not the end of the world, but the start of a new chapter and you must turn the page with grace. The world is watching.
As I bid adieu to this chapter, my wish to you all is to step into your lives - boldly & fearlessly, the way God intended and live not just by words, but through example. The best chapter in our lives is the one we are writing now. Thank you for your love and support. With peace, love & light, -Her Highness, Zaynab Otiti Obanor."
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Good morning all. Please for those living in Ikorodu please be vigilant o. My friend Agnes sent me this voice note yesterday and pictures about another friend of ours called Dupe who has been living with Badoo but didn't know. The guy is a cab man. He picked up an expatriate from the airport (American Man) and took him home and used mortal and cutlass to butcher him. To God be the glory he survived.
Watch the video below...
Thursday, August 24, 2017
A PRESIDENCY AND ITS CONTRADICTIONS
By Musa Toyyib Olaniyi
APC ! Change! The crowds were mammoth and so was the frenzy generated by the idea of the new coalition which had as its presidential flag bearer, a man reputed to possess the talisman that will conjure out of existence, all the problems of the country.
Today, Nigeria is directly experiencing the Presidency of Muhammad Buhari which was built on great expectations. Alas, the presidency has been mired in incredible contradictions.
The presidency of a nation carries its sovereignty and in most cases, come with humongous powers. In Nigeria, the presidency is a leviathan. Because the presidency is an administrative or governmental entity that surrounds the office of the president of a nation or state usually personified by a man or a woman elected for such purpose, it is usually powerful and awe-inspiring. The news making the round about rodents eating up the office of President Muhammadu Buhari is a new low that we never bargained for in this administration.
Sometimes, we wonder what might be going through the minds of people of power and their handlers when they do certain things. When the news filtered in , the reaction was a mixed one. The news elicites both a sort of disbelief and at the same time uproarious laughter because of its incredulity. We never thought that a time will come in this country that such lines will emanate from the governing authority. In an administration that budgets billions of naira for environmental services in the Aso Rock villa, rodents ravaging the office of the President to such an extent that major renovations become imperative is a sad development. What sorts of media handlers are these? Is mediocrity so pervasive in Nigeria that the pinnacle of power in the country is not spared the unfortunate reality.
President Muhammadu Buhari came to power on a groundswell of hopes ,expectations and goodwill but the way and manner he has been going about the administration of the country leaves so much to be desired. Nigerians voted out a president that was thought to be clueless, colourless and incompetent and the hopes and expectations of the people were that the APC and more specifically, President Buhari, will be antitheses of the ousted leader and sacked political party. Strangely, for a President and a party that came to power on a mantra of change, a good many things about the administration have portended grave contradictions.
The President has been sick and we all wish him well, at least majority of Nigerians wish him well so that he can have the stamina to govern and deliver on his promises. But the secrecy that shrouded his sickness seems quite unnecessary. In an age when information is the currency of the government and at a time when leadership is measured by such things as openness, accountability, transparency and responsiveness, such nondisclosure is never a plus to the administration.
Part of the talking points of the APC during the last election was the embarrassing level of medical tourism among Nigerians, particularly the political elites. But in the second medical vacation of the President, he spent more than 100 days in London where he was receiving treatment.
The absence of information about the status of the President's health gave room to wild rumours and insinuations about his well-being. Initially, those around him were mute and when questions were being asked, they began to release pictures that did more harm than good about his true state of health. This erroneous interface with the public on the President's health was followed by the pilgrimage of the political class to Abuja House in London to catch a glimpse of him. It was such a huge honour to the select few among the public officials who got such honour as to have a glimpse of the President. All these could have been managed better. The dwindling goodwill or public opinion rating of the President could have been saved so also the taxpayers money that were spent by the public officials who relished the pilgrimage to the President in London.
The President's speech on return to the country has been mired in controversy. While some hailed the 6 minute - long speech, others have given it a putdown.
The attempt by the police to gag the 'OurMumuDonDo' coalition that was protesting the prolonged absence of the President from his duty post was in bad taste. The fact that the police gave protection to the counter protesters who came to support the President while mishandling the Charly Boy -led protest was egregious. The right to peaceful protest is inherent in democracy as it is inalienable in man.
For the sake of posterity, our leaders should wean themselves off the monarchical instincts that seem to drive their interactions with us. When addressing the nation, My Dear Citizens is inappropriate. Fellow Citizens would have been better. No President or Governor is a monarch in our constitutional democracy. They are all in power by virtue of the people's will, therefore, the people must be respected not only as the real sovereign but also as the employer of these public officials. That is the minimum standard that should not be breached again.
To be frank, Nigeria is presently facing serious existential challenges that require tact and forthrightness to address. Being stuck with the idea that Nigeria's unity is settled and non-negotiable is erroneous. Nothing is settled about our Unity. The numerous agitations and fissiparous tendencies within the country belie such position and mindset.
President Buhari cannot claim ignorance of the cries for the restructuring of this country before his election and restructuring was part of the carrots dangled before the electorates by his party, All Progressives Congress(APC), in the runup to the last election cycle. The President should again wean himself off such illusion of unity of the country. The country is anything but united.
However, what partisanship could do to the psyche of people is quite worrisome. Despite the annoying romance of APC with blunders and the unforced errors of President Muhammadu Buhari, some dye- in- the wool supporters of the President are incapable of seeing any wrong in the administration nor are they ready to tolerate opinions that run contrary to their perception of the President's leadership style. Such hailers (the adjective for Buhari supporters on the social media) are anything but patriotic. Blind loyalty is a disservice to both the President and the nation. Such disposition will make the President set in his beliefs and worldviews and render him incapable of considering alternative view points while the nation suffers collateral damage for such rigidity in thoughts.
The wailers (those who will never see any good in the President), who in most cases, members and sympathisers of the Peoples Democratic Party, are pure mischief makers as they find it difficult to come to terms with their loss of power. Being in opposition does not preclude rationality from public engagement. Deliberate fabrication of rumours and wilful distortion of truth are as deadly as blind loyalty. The two are at variance with patriotism.
The continuous romance of the APC- led federal government with blunders has once again strengthened the narrative of persistent slide in leadership quality globally. Today, from the East to the West, and from the North to the South, the world is alarmed at the level of mediocrity and incompetence that characterise the leadership of many countries. Those that are not plunging their nations into debts and economic guagmires are busy erecting walls and amplifying imaginary differences that divide humanity. In Nigeria, at the local levels and micro units of the society, what are in bold display are incompetence, mediocrity, oppression and exploitation. No wonder the country is in a mess. No level of the society is spared of this lamentable decadence in quality of leadership and unintelligent decision making in administration.
Dealing with the identified menace of declining quality in leadership requires improving our educational system and strengthening the processes of our socialisation.
On a final note, President Muhammadu Buhari is half-way into his administration, despite his best efforts, a lot more still needed to be done. It is hoped that the President will reach deeper within himself and summon the courage and resourcefulness needed to discharge creditably the hopes reposed in him by the people of this country.
God bless Nigeria.
Musa Toyyib Olaniyi is a Psychologist, lecturer, public analyst and writer based in Ondo State, Nigeria.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
“If the king proposed to her 24 hours after they met and told her that Ifa (the oracle) had revealed to him that she was his wife, why did he send her away? Did Ifa lie over 17 months after the proposal? What is Ifa saying now? That she is no longer his wife?” her friends asked.
“She fell for his charms and thought he was extremely wealthy but when she moved in, she realized it was all a sham!” they (friends) revealed.
Monday, August 21, 2017
The Headlines : Tuesday 22 August 2017
PDP restates efforts to reconcile with OBJ, Atiku, others
APC moves to reconcile Kogi gov, Melaye
No zoning of Anambra gov ticket 'APC
Akwa Ibom boosts infrastructure to attract local, foreign investors
FirstNation suspends scheduled flight operations
Mass promotion, redeployment in aviation agencies
W'Bank, others may not fund Nigeria's coal-to-power projects ' Report
Policeman kills guest during burial in Delta
CAC pastor impregnates member, prays for naked women
Infidelity: Man kills wife in Benue, woman kills husband in Lagos
I hope my husband is fine' ' Wife of slain Ortom's aide
Traditional ruler flees as youths burn palace
32 men on trial for burning 'witches' alive
Joshua open to fight with MMA opponent
England coach racially abused me ' Aluko
Nigerian wrestlers stranded in Lagos
Buhari Support group begs NASS to approve $29.9b loan
MASSOB says Buhari believes he will easily crush Biafra as reactions trail Buhari's broadcast
The President Buhari's morning broadcast by Fani-Kayode
Those asking Buhari to resign need to have their heads examined ' Gov Ortom
Amnesty to Sheriff group, another arrogance of PDP in Edo 'Rep
Nigerians are hungry for food, devt, Fayose tells Buhari
Ekiti APC leads residents in Buhari's return celebration
Anambra: You can't buy our c'ttee, Wike, Fayose warn PDP members
APC inaugurates seven-member reconciliation committee for Kogi
Ensure strict compliance with broadcast code, el-Rufai tells NBC
Edo Assembly lift suspension of ex-Speaker, Majority Leader
Drama, as minister hands over snakes smuggled from Cameroon to UNIUYO
Residents sleep on tables as flood overruns Rivers community
Gov Okowa wants more security personnel in Delta
APC accuses PDP of 'shallow' understanding
11 monarchs get staff of office in Imo
Family petitions IG as police shoots one dead, injure two at funeral
Buhari to work from home
SANs: he has not broken any law
Kudos for Buhari's speech
Ezekwesili, Eastern Assembly, HURIWA knock Buhari's broadcast
Buhari's speech an anticlimax, says PDP
How Yewa can produce governor, by Osoba
Bello has destroyed Kogi, says Ogbeha
Ekiti APDA suspends state chairman
Ex-Georgian PM: PPP, tax reform hold key to economic reform
We can't fight corruption in judiciary without financial autonomy
Imprisonment of under-aged is unlawful, says Lagos govt
OAU students' union shut down University of Ibadan
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The Headlines : Monday 21 August 2017
Full text of President Buhari's speech
I remain absolutely committed to achieving set goals 'Buhari
Buhari spites separatists, calls Nigerians 'my brothers and sisters
I do not deny that there are legitimate concerns 'Buhari
I'm pleased to be home ' Buhari
Buhari charges security agencies to uphold successes achieved
Just like me, Ojukwu believed in one, united Nigeria 'Buhari
Buhari berates 'irresponsible elements
Presidency planning Dasuki treatment for me ' Adoke
Paris Club refund: Ondo workers reject 80% payment
BBC Pidgin takes to the airwaves in Nigeria
LASG shuts illegal plank market
Man stoned to death for adultery
12 dead in Lagos boat capsize
Barcelona 2-0 victory over Betis, a homage to terror attack victims ' Valverde
Buhari's Return: CISLAC urges decisive actions on contentious issues
As Buhari resumes PDP, Afenifere, youth groups renew demand for restructuring
MURIC to Fayose: Now that Buhari is back, tell us when you plan to commit suicide
ASUU's demands are unrealistic, Oby Ezekwesili slams union
Quit notice: Nigerians can live anywhere ' Buhari
We've not called off strike, still consulting 'ASUU
Dialogue: N'Delta monarchs, leaders divided over appointments by militants
FG refinances debt and adds more loans
IYC to Buhari: Don't snub N'Delta, IPOB agitations, restructuring
Ondo workers rejects part-payment of salary arrears
Buhari: every Nigerian has the right to live anywhere
Anxiety grips ministers over Buhari's plans
Federal, states, councils share N2.8tr in six months
Varsity teachers' demands unrealistic, says Ezekwesili
Aruna Quadri makes history at ITTF Bulgaria Open
220 students to graduate from Africa Film Academy
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