Tuesday, 25 November 2014

It was double tragedy in a Warri community in Delta
State as the mother of five school children who were
allegedly sold to a suspected ritualist, slumped and
died.
It was gathered that the pupils whose ages range
between two and eight were sold for N5 million by a
tricycle operator, who conveyed them to school.
Investigation revealed that the tricyclist allegedly sold
the children for N1million each to a ritualist.
The inhabitants of the sleepy town of Otokutu, where
the incident occurred were said to have been shocked
when the sad news spread across the community.
Sources told Daily Sun that the deal was blown open
when a female friend to the mother of the children
called to tell her that her children were not in school.
Shocked by the news, the woman ran to the school but
did not see her children. She immediately rushed to the
residence of the tricycle operator, who the family had
trusted so much and met the man moving his
belongings apparently in a bid to escape.
The man was immediately arrested by youths of the
town, who subsequently handed him over to the police.
At the police station, the suspect allegedly admitted
abducting the five children and selling them to a
suspected ritualist from the northern part of the
country. Unfortunately, efforts to track down the buyer
failed as he was said to have escaped with the
children.
Overwhelmed by the pain of losing her children, the
woman was said to have slumped and died instantly.
Her husband was also said to have collapsed and has
been receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
Meanwhile, Warri and the neighbouring Effurun
community are again, under siege following daily cases
of armed robbery in the town.
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He tweeted this while sharing his thoughts on the Ferguson
mayhem. But here's what Trump forgets, history will
remember Barack Obama for generations. Trump's
generation will read and study Obama in school five hundred
years from now. Obama is history. Obama is phenomenal.
Obama is legend.
See Trump's full tweets after the cut..

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Halle Berry took her baby daddy Gabriel Aubry to court,
claiming he's trying to make their 6yr old daughter white. In
court documents, Halle said Aubry was straightening and
lightening Nahla's naturally-curly hair in an effort to make her
appear less Black.
According to TMZ, a judge has ordered Gabriel to stop what
he's doing with Nahla's hair. He ruled that neither Halle nor
Gabriel could change Nahla's look from its natural state
moving forward. The judge is allowing Nahla's hair to grow
back naturally.
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 D'banj and his label mates including Kayswitch, Tonto Dikeh,
and 2Kris did a photoshoot recently and here are some
behind-the-scene pictures, styled by Jeremiah Ogbodo of
Swanky's signatures styling. See more photos after the cut...



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I am a cancer survivor- Prof Wole Soyinka reveals

Literary Icon, Prof Wole Soyinka, revealed today at a press
conference in Abeokuta Ogun state, that he's a cancer
survivor. He said his appointment as a board member of the
African Cancer Centre made him undergo a routine checkup
last year which revealed he had cancer. He said he
diagnosed with the disease in December 2013.
"It never occurred to me to test myself because men
have their separate test like women and I have heard
people who lost very dear ones, closed ones. They just
told me, ‘Prof, we hope you’re having your own?’ And I
told them I had one 10 years ago and he said, “No, no,
do it regularly.” And by accident in December last year,
I discovered that I had cancer.”.
Prof Soyinka who is cancer free now after undergoing a
vigorous treatment that ended in October this year, said
although he was uncomfortable speaking about his
experience, he was obligated to speak about it now so as to
get rid of the public perception that being diagnosed with
cancer is a death sentence
"For me, this is not a decision which I like but I felt I
have all obligation, being a member of African Cancer
Centre, and also having even donated a performance
during the festival, fund raising for cancer, I am under
obligation to make it known and to also demystify
cancer. Many people feel it is a death sentence. Family
feel it; friends, colleagues, they begin to look at you as
if you are a ghost once there is rumour you have
cancer. No, cancer is not a death sentence, it is
curable, I have undergone the treatment and I am able
to tell you that I even have a model, that’s my
certificate.” he said
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Following the dwindling oil price in international market, the
Central Bank of Nigeria today announced the devaluation of
the Naira, pegging the Dollar to Naira exchange rate at N168
to a dollar as against the N155 it was previously.
Announcing the new exchange rate at the apex bank's
Monetary Policy Committee meeting in Abuja, the Central
Bank Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele said the devaluation of
the Naira against the dollar is to strengthen the Nigerian
currency in the face of the falling international oil price. He
called on the Federal government and the National Assembly
to speed up the process towards the immediate passage of
the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, which has been pending
passage for the past two years.
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Monday, 24 November 2014


Any individual who reaches this milestone deserves to be
celebrated. Here's wishing Mrs Hannah Idowu Dideolu
Awolowo, the wife of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, many
more healthy years.
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