Sunday, 30 June 2013

I’ll marry my husband again and again –Mercy Johnson

Mercy Johnson is a well known Nollywood star in Nigeria, nay Africa. After taking a break from the klieg lights to get married and have her baby, she’s now ready for a new project – the Mercy Johnson Foundation.
Last Friday, Sunday Sun caught up with Mercy Johnson at the Boys Correctional Center, Oregun, Lagos, where she went to speak to the boys and donate some gifts. She spoke briefly about motherhood and living beyond the moment. Samuel Olatunji recorded this excerpts…
You were at OJB’s house to see him and donate money, now you are here to donate to the Boys Reform Home in Lagos. What’s the idea?

Three Stewards Fired Over Missing $250,000 Akpabio's Loot At The Akwa Ibom Governor's Lodge in Abuja

By SaharaReporters, New York
Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State on Friday ordered the immediate firing of three stewards working in the governor's lodge in Asokoro, Abuja after it was discovered that bundles of mint-fresh dollar bills valued at more than $250,000 (N40 million) had gone missing from the governor's bedroom.
A senior bureaucrat in the state told SaharaReporters that the governor personally issued instructions for the firing of the stewards. “His Excellency found out on Wednesday during his visit to Abuja that four bundles of the foreign currency he left in his bedroom had been stolen while he was gone to a dinner with the president [Goodluck Jonathan] at the [Aso Rock] Villa,” said the source.

Ice Prince wins ‘Best African Act’ at 2013 BET Awards

Rapper Ice Prince beat 2face Idibia, Toya Delazy from South Africa, Donald from South Africa,  R2Bees from Ghana and Radio and Weasel from Uganda to win the 2013 Best African Act at the BET Awards this evening. Big congrats to him.

Jessica Simpson Gives Birth to Baby Boy Ace Knute Johnson With Fiance Eric Johnson

Maxwell's baby brother has arrived! Jessica Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson have welcomed their second child, a baby boy named Ace Knute Johnson, her rep tells Us Weekly exclusively. Little Ace was born in Los Angeles via scheduled C-section on Sunday, June 30, the rep adds. 
"Ace Knute (pronounced Ka-nute) Johnson has arrived! Mom and baby are doing great," her rep tells Us. "Jessica, Eric and Maxwell are thrilled to welcome the new addition to their family
The singer, 32, and Johnson, 33, are already parents to daughter Maxwell, nearly 14 months. Us exclusively revealed in November 2012 that Simpson was pregnant again just seven months after Maxwell's birth; Us also broke news in February that Simpson planned on naming her child "Ace." (Ace's middle name honors dad Eric's Swedish paternal grandfather, Knute Johnson.)

New Jersey woman gives birth on front lawn, didn’t know she was pregnant

Elizabeth Whitehead, 21, of Barnegat Township was walking toward her driveway when the 3-month premature child unexpectedly arrived.



Elizabeth Whitehead, 21, gave birth on the front lawn of her home Tuesday morning. Whitehead says she took two pregnancy tests when her period did not arrive but both came back negative.

culled from nydaily news
She was not expecting — but she sure was pregnant.
A New Jersey woman did not realize she was with child until she gave birth on her front lawn earlier this week.
Elizabeth Whitehead, 21, woke up with what she thought were cramps Tuesday. Her long-overdue period finally arrived, or so she thought.
She walked across the lawn toward the driveway of her Barnegat Township home just before 11 a.m. Then the 2-pound baby arrived.
"It all happened on the grass," Whitehead told the Lacey Patch. "His head was out when I was on the grass."
Her boyfriend, David Windham, dialed 911. Police officers Michael Moore and Vincent Damiano arrived to find Whitehead lying on the ground beside the newborn — the umbilical cord still attache

15 lecturers demoted for having faked Ph.D degrees certificate in Ebonyi

NO fewer than 15 lecturers of Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo were weekend, demoted over alleged involvement in certificate forgery and for claiming to have acquired Ph.D degrees from reputable institutions outside the country.Management of the college, on receipt of the report and recommendations of the committee set up to look into the alleged claims by the lecturers, said the exercise was not meant to witch-hunt anybody in particular but to ensure sanity and discipline within the education sector in the state.

At a press briefing in Abakaliki, Special Adviser to Governor Martin Elechi of Ebonyi State on Higher Education, Professor Mike Ituma, revealed that the discovery came as a shock, stressing that the action of the affected lecturers was a reflection of the level of decay ravaging the sector.

Kim Kardashian Catches Up on Sleep After First Week as New Mom

Being a new mom is very tiring, just askKim Kardashian!
On Saturday, the reality star was photographed catching up on her sleep by Khloe Kardashian.
Khloe posted a pic of her adorable Boxer puppy resting with Kim, along with the caption, “I love my lil baby so much.”
For some reason, the Kardashians seem to love tweeting out photos of a sleeping Kim.
Well, she certainly looks peaceful!

Teenage boys are paid for sex with clergymen at the Vatican – Pedophile priest reveals

Accuser: Convicted paedophile priest Don Patrizio Poggi who claims there was a rent boy ring at the Vatican
culled from daily mail
Accuser: Convicted paedophile priest Don Patrizio Poggi  who claims there was a rent boy ring at the Vatican
A convicted paedophile priest has claimed a  rent boy ring operated at the Vatican with clergymen hiring teenagers for sex inside churches.
Don Patrizio Poggi, 46, who served a  five-year sentence for abusing five boys aged 14 to 15, at his parish outside  Rome, has given police a list of nine names.
Four people have been placed under  investigation – including a monsignor who is currently the secretary of an  important bishop, it has been alleged.
Also being investigated is a former Carabinieri policeman suspected of recruiting under-age boys for the alleged  prostitution ring.
The ex-officer apparently snared the  teenagers, mostly eastern European immigrants, outside a gay bar named Twink  near Rome’s Termini train station.
A senior Vatican official has dismissed the  allegations, accusing Poggi of seeking revenge because the church refused to  reinstate him.
Poggi, the former priest at the San  Filippo  Neri church in Rome, said he made the allegations to ‘protect  the Holy Church  and the Christian community.’
The boys were chosen because they were  starving and desperate, he claimed, according to Il Messaggero  newspaper.

Pastor arrested for sleeping with young girls during prayer sessions as part of their ‘healing process’

Prayer time for Nigeria
Pastor of World International Ministries of Sumter, South Carolina, Larry DuRant, has been charged with sexually abusing three young girls during private prayer sessions.
DuRant allegedly told the young girls that performing sexual acts with him would protect and heal them from having lesbian relationships, contracting sexual related diseases and from getting pregnant.

Man invades a woman’s home and assaulted her before her 3-year-old daughter (PHOTO)

Shawn Custis was arrested and charged with attempted murder, robbery, burglary and child endangerment in connection with a violent home invasion on Friday, June 21, that left a mother beaten in an attack that was captured by a nanny camera.Shawn Custis was arrested and charged with attempted murder, robbery, burglary and child endangerment in connection with a violent home invasion on Friday, June 21, that left a mother beaten in an attack that was captured by a nanny camera.
 The robber broke into the woman’s home, tackled her, knocked her senseless in front of her toddler and stole her wedding ring.
And a “nanny” camera filmed every stomach-turning moment of the attack.
Armed with the crucial video evidence, authorities say they identified the brute as ex-con Shawn Custis, 42, and nabbed him in Manhattan Friday, hours after an old mug shot was released to the media.

Photos from Toolz' pre-birthday surprise dinner

Her boo Captain Tunde Demuren (pictured), Banky W, Tiwa Savage and fiance Teebillz, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and a few other friends were at the intimate dinner last night. Toolz' birthday is actually July 6th but her friends decided to surprise her a week early..:-). More photos when you continue...

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Thompson Oliha dies at 44

Former Super Eagles player, Thompson Oliha, has passed on. The midfielder, who was among the 1994 victorious Super Eagles' squad that won the Nations cup in Tunisia, died today Sunday, June 30 at 4.05 am at the Yusjib industrial medicare hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State, Super Sport reports.

Confirming his death in Ilorin, Doctor Yusuf Addulraheem told Super Sport that Oliha was brought to the hospital at the time when there was nothing he could do to resuscitate him.
“I feel so sad to confirm to you that Thompson Oliha is dead and by the time his wife brought him here, the body was completely lifeless. His wife Irish Oliha told me that he slumped in the toilet before rushing him to hospital and there was nothing we could do to save him,”
Until his death, Oliha was the head coach of the Kwara Football Academy (KFA) in Ilorin, Kwara State. He was 44 years old. May his soul rest in peace...Amen.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Female Student Whipped Into Coma in Lagos

A Chemistry teacher at Iponri Estate Senior High School, Surulere, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, identified as Mr. Sebastine, has reportedly beaten a female student to stupor.The victim, who is in SS 1, Abigail Chidinma Enyenwa, passed out after she was allegedly whipped by the teacher for insubordination.
The incident, P.M NEWS reliably gathered, happened on Tuesday during school hours.
Sebastine was subsequently arrested at the school premises the following day by policemen from Iponri Police Station for interrogation over the matter.
It was gathered that Abigail incurred the wrath of her teacher when she allegedly behaved rudely and acted contrary to his instructions during class session on the fateful day.
•Iponri High School where a student was beaten to coma
•Iponri High School where a student was beaten to coma

‘I only need fresh air’: Meet the Sri Lankan man who claims to have lived without eating for 5 year

A Sri Lankan man claims he has survived  without food for the last five years.
Although experts believe humans can only live  for two months without a meal, Kirby de Lanerolle insists he has only needed  fresh air as nourishment.
The breatharian also claims his lifestyle -  which he says harnesses light, wind and the ‘vibrations of God’ – can reverse  the ageing process and make him immortal.
'In a new state of consciousness': Sri Lankan Kirby de Lanerolle claims he has survived without eating food for the last five years‘In a new state of consciousness’: Sri Lankan Kirby de  Lanerolle claims he has survived without eating food for the last five years

Woman gives birth to twins at 53 after 20 years of childlessness

Chief Medical Director of St Ives Hospital, Babatunde Okewale
Chief Medical Director of St Ives Hospital, Babatunde Okewale

It was boundless joy in St Ives Hospital Lagos when a 53-year-old woman, (names withheld) was recently delivered of two bouncing baby boys. Thewoman was conceived through Invitro Fertilisation (IVF), having waited for over 20 years in humiliation and agony.

IVF is a process by which an egg is fertilised by sperm outside the body. The process involves monitoring a woman’s ovulatory process, removing ovum or ova (egg or eggs) from the woman’s ovaries and letting sperm fertilise them in a fluid medium in a laboratory.
The fertilised egg (zygote) is then transferred to the patient’s uterus (womb) after three to five days of being in the incubator, with the intention of establishing a successful pregnancy.

Photographer drags TuFace, wife to court over wedding pictures

*Tuface and Annie Idibia during their traditional marriage
Justice Mohammed Idris of  the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has fixed  October 16, 2013 for the commencement of trial in a N120 million copyright suit filed against popular music  star, Innocent Idibia, a.k.a. TuFace, his wife, Annie Idibia and their manager, Anthonio Anifite over  photographs allegedly taken at the recent traditional wedding of the musician and his wife in Akwa Ibom State.

Mandela family sues grandson over burial site

 As former South African President, Nelson Mandela, remained in a critical condition in hospital on Friday, a family feud over where the 94-year-old former president should be buried went to the courts. 
Mandela’s oldest daughter, Makaziwe, and 15 other family members have pressed a court application to get Mandela’s grandson to return the bodies of three of Mandela’s children to their original graves in the eastern rural village of Qunu, according to the South African Broadcasting Corporation.

The grandson, Mandla Mandela, acknowledges having reburied the three bodies 20 kilometers (13 miles) away in the Mvezo village, where he plans to create a Mandela shrine, hotel and soccer stadium, according to the South African Press Association.
Grandson Mandla Mandela has until Saturday to respond to the court filing, reports said.
The anti-apartheid leader built his retirement home in Qunu and was living there until his repeated hospitalisations which started at the end of last year. Nelson Mandela attended the burial of his son at the family plot in Qunu in 2005, and it was widely expected that the leader himself would be buried there.
But his grandson exhumed the bodies of Mandela’s three children and moved them to nearby Mvezo, where he holds authority as chief.
Eldest daughter Makaziwe and other Mandela family members want the family bodies returned to their original graves in Qunu, according to the reports.
The family court struggle came as Mandela’s ex-wife said that he had improved in recent days, but remained critical.

Friday, 28 June 2013


Yaritza Oliva was terrified when the strange condition appeared earlier this month.
Ever since, with no warning, the 20-year-old bleeds from her eyes several times a day.
Yaritza visited her doctor but when no evidence of an infection could be found she was sent home with eye drops to help her cope with the pain, which she says is "indescribable".

Doctors believe it may be a case of haemolacria, a condition that has only been diagnosed three times before

Doctors believe it may be a case of haemolacria, a condition that has only been diagnosed three times before


Haemolacria is the condition that makes sufferers cry tears of blood.
The tears can either have a red tinge or appear as though they are entirely made of blood.
While the visual impact of haemolacria is powerful and may be very scary, it is not always cause for concern
It is a symptom of many diseases and may be indicative of a tumour in the system that produces tears.
It can also be provoked by conjunctivitis, environmental damage or injuries.
There have been cases of Haemolacria induced by hormones in grown women.
Some researchers suggest that it is connected to extreme stress or psychological upset.

JSS students caught donating blood illegally in Lagos

Culled from NigeriaTribune
ABOUT nine junior secondary school students were, on Tuesday, caught donating blood illegally to a man identified as Mr Sola, in Agege area of Lagos.
According to a reliable source, members of the community had noticed how students regularly visited a certain shop located on Owoloabi Omotoye street, Orile Agege, during and after school hours. After a little investigation, it was discovered that the studentshad been donating their blood for money.
One of the students caught at the shop, identified as Emeka, a JSS2 pupil, confessed to having donated his blood thrice and that Sola paid a sum of N1, 500 for every donation, asking them “not to tell anyone about it.”
Some of the students, according to reports gathered, had donated their blood up to 17 times .
The Parent-Teachers’ Association chairman, State Junior High School, Mr Adeyemi, who confirmed the  incident, said some of thestudents, who seemed very sickly as a result of the continuous blood donation, had been taken to the hospital for care, while the rest had been released to their parents.
He said not only the students caught were involved in this act, as several of them later admitted to having donated their blood at one point or the other, adding that the case had been reported to the education district 1 for further address.
Some of the students were from Oke Odo High School; State Senior High School,Oyewole; State Junior High School, Oyewole; State High School, Mulero; Keke High school, Agege and others.