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I’ll Not Contest For Presidency Until 10 Million Nigerians Endorse Me – Okorocha

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Imo state governor, ROCHAS Okorocha, has said that he will not contest for presidential election at any given time unless 10 million Nigerians endorse him.

Okorocha gave the statement in Owerri, the Imo State capital, when he addressed youth delegates from all the geo-political zones in the country, who paid him a courtesy visit.

In his address, he noted that, as a child, the north gave him education and secured his future and was born of Igbo patronage, raised by the north and empowered by the west, hence, he needed nothing more than to be a detribalised Nigerian.

Okorocha also said that he is in politics not for personal aggrandisement but for the sheer glory of it and for the reason that he came to serve selflessly.

According to him,

“I will not run in 2019 if President Muhammadu Buhari will be running. Even at that, I will not also run at any given time unless 10 million Nigerians endorse me.

“May I remind all of you that my joy this evening has no bounds for the singular fact that the Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Ijaw, northern minorities, western and eastern minorities, Muslims and Christians and others can sit down in a roundtable and speak like members of one family. If only for this, my mission for this nation is today achieved.

“I am an Igbo man with Igbo parentage. I was born and raised in the north. The north gave me education, guaranteed my childhood, even when I was not worthy to be called anybody in this world.”

 

Wise decision or nah?

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Vaginal Ring That Prevents HIV To Be Tested In Africa After Trials In America

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A vaginal ring that supposedly prevents HIv after numerous testing and success in America, will brought into Africa very soon.

The ring contains an antiretroviral drug called dapivirine and is used for a month at a time. Dapivirine inhibits HIV’s reverse transcriptase enzyme, a protein vital to HIV’s ability to replicate and cause an infection.

Each intravaginal ring contains one or more microbicides that are intended to be delivered into the vaginal compartment at a high concentration and to be directly absorbed by the cells and tissues.

The flexible ring, which sits on the cervix, is said to cut infection by 56 percent.

Its usage gives women the freedom to protect themselves without relying on men to wear condoms.

At the end of a six-month trial to ascertain its effectiveness, researchers found that 87 percent of ninety-six sexually active girls who partook had detectable levels of the drug in their vagina. The study investigators concluded that the ring is safe and acceptable to young women.

“HIV doesn’t distinguish between a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old. Access to safe and effective HIV prevention shouldn’t either, young women of all ages deserve to be protected,” said Sharon Hillier, principal investigator and vice chair of the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

If the ring gets regulatory approval, it would be the first method of prevention exclusively for women.

The study was presented at the 9th International AIDS Society conference in Paris.

 

Source: Vanguardngr

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Aremu Afolayan Curses Diezani Alison-Madueke: ‘It Shall Not Be Well With You’

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Okay so someone really took it P. And why wouldn’t he? The highest we do as Nigerians is rant and complain on social media. To the point that some even make the “If it were me” claims. If it were you what?? As if you wouldn’t do the same thing. In your immediate environment, what have you done to stop corruption that you think you can handle a whole country of over 170million people. Enough of my rant…

Actor & filmmaker, Aremu Afolayan took to his instagram page to place some curses on Ex-Petroleum Minister,Diezani K. Alison-Madueke saying “It shall not be well with her for stealing Nigeria’s money and also she is the reason why some of his colleagues flee the country in search for greener pasture”

Watch Video below…..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNNHE7SV9qI

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Commotion in Owerri As 300 Deaf and dumb Protest, Block Entry Gate Of Imo State Government

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House Demand N12m Subvention…

 

Members of Imo State Association of the Deaf, numbering over 300 on Monday, blocked the entry gate of the Imo State Government House, Owerri, in protest.

The protesters tried to force themselves into the premises of the government house but were resisted by the security men on duty at the entry gate. The security men however fired several gunshot into the air, dislodging them.

The protesters claimed to want to see Governor Rochas Okorocha, over alleged neglect and abandonment of their ‘welfare packages and annual subventions.’
Their chairman, Mr. Uzoma Edwards, who spoke to newsmen through an interpreter, a Catholic Church Reverend sister, said that for the past 12 years, their annual subventions totaling N12m had not been released to the association.
The group also alleged that the government had ‘grossly marginalised’ members of the association in employment, empowerment opportunities and official programmes. The protesters said the state government treated them ‘badly’ because they cannot talk and had no ability to air their grievances through verbal communication.
The association’s chairman said members were angry that the state government had yet to approve its proposal for the state to host the sixth edition of the National Deaf Football Championship in 2018.

While demanding two vehicles from the state government for members’ use, the protesters also sought to be included in the government’s empowerment of 305 millionaires which was concluded by the state government last week.

“The government should also relocate the primary school for the deaf situated on Wetheral road, Owerri, to a safer and more conducive environment.

“We are also crying for lack of employment opportunities.”

 

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61-year-old RCCG Member Gives Birth To Triplets(photos)

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As shared by a facebook user:

‘TRUE TALK

GOD IS STILL DOING MARVELOUS THINGS.

Today the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Adeboye, Oyedepo and Ibiyeomie performed another miracle as a woman at the age of 61 from Abonnema namely Mrs Samba Briggs gave birth to triplet.

Father you know my area of DIVINE NEED please answer me with a wonderful miracle like this AMEN.

May your name be praised’.

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Nigerian Set to Run For Nigerian President In 2019 (Photos)

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A Nigerian woman named Monica Ambrose is aspiring to be Nigeria’s next President. And this is not a joke,according to her.

The married mother of three, who has been living in the Netherlands for 17 years, has promised to provide good roads, running water electricity, others.

 This is an issue most Nigerians face. Instead of staying in Nigeria to battle it out and save the country with whatever help we can, we opt for the easy way out. What do you think? A hit or a poor miss?

See below:

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#Success Story: Ex Lagos Bus Conductor Mike Olu Akinlabi Now A PHD Holder

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Who doesn’t love a good ol’ success story? It sure does take a lot to fight through the climb; from grass to extreme grace.
Olu Akinlabi wrote this inspiring story on his wall;

20 years ago, the only thing I had was a dream. Though I had beautiful dreams, the physical resources to meet my heart desires were beyond my reach. I was homeless, worked as a motor boy or bus conductor (Nigerians will understand this)…. Despite all these challenges, I dedicated at least 2 hours each day to develop myself. I was told several times to quit trying. I was told to stop dreaming….

To keep the story short, in 2006 I had my first degree and I graduated top in my class. In 2010, an MSc; in 2011, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge; in 2016, a PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Griffith University Australia.

See Video By Shara Reporters below.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=derfqy3OPwc

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Court Dissolves Marriage Of Woman Who Collects N500 From Husband Before Sex

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A housewife, Mrs Mutiatu Olaosebikan, has lost her seven-year-old marriage for demanding money from her husband before sex.

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Wednesday granted the request of her estranged husband to dissolve the union.

Delivering his judgment, the President of the court, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, said from all indications it appeared that the estranged couple were tired of the marriage and all efforts to reconcile them had failed.

“Since both parties had consented to the dissolution of their marriage, this court has no choice than to dissolve the marriage.

“The court pronounce the marriage between Mr Sunday Olaosebikan and Mrs Mutiatu Olaosebikan dissolved today, both parties henceforth cease to be husband and wife.

“Both are free to go their separate ways without any hindrance or molestation,” the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quotes Omilola as saying.

The court also granted the custody of the only child of the marriage to the mother.

Earlier, Mr Sunday Olaosebikan, had told the court that his wife had always refused him sex until she collected at least N500 and that he was tired of paying N500 per bout before having sex with his wife.

He also told the court said that Mutiatu had threatened to kill him, and that she stabbed him with dangerous weapons whenever they had misunderstanding.

“My lord, she once stabbed me with a broken bottle on my head and I bled heavily which landed me in the hospital.

“Mutiatu places her kitchen knife under her pillow and when I queried her, she said her pastor instructed her to use it anytime he had bad dreams.

“But whenever I requested for sex or during argument, she brings out the knife threatening to stab me,’’ he said.

He described his wife as an aggressive and violent person, saying “she may kill me if I continue with the marriage.”

“I ran away from the house to avoid untimely death.

“Also because of her bad behaviour, she could not get a steady job.”

The 42-year-old businessman begged the court to terminate the union on grounds of lack of love.

However, Mutiatu, said her husband, Sunday, usually discharged his sperm on the floor during sexual intercourse (withdrawal method).

“My husband no longer releases sperm into me when we had sex. He is in the habit of pouring his sperm on the floor, he does not want me to get pregnant again.

“He started this withdrawal method five years ago; I only have one child who is six years old; now, he can go more than six rounds, but will never release the sperm into me, instead he pours it on the floor.

“Whenever I queried him about the withdrawal method, he could not give a satisfactory answer,’’ she said.

The respondent said her husband was an “untamed chatterbox,’’ who cannot keep the family secrets.

She said he has a habit of sharing their family issues with his relatives, friends and even, the public.

“There was a day I was attacked spiritually and blood was gushing out of my eyes, nose and mouth.

“When I was rushed to a prayer house, I was told that my husband caused the sickness because he talks too much about our affairs in the public,’’ she said.

The 34-year-old trader also described her husband as tight-fisted as she has been the one taking care of their baby from birth.

“My husband turned me into a punching bag that anytime we had misunderstanding, he would beat the hell out of me.”

She urged the court to grant her husband’s request for the dissolution of the marriage as she was also tired of the union

(NAN)

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Saudi Arabia Investigates Woman Who Wore Miniskirt In Public (picture/video)

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A Saudi woman who posted a video of herself wearing a miniskirt and crop top in public is being investigated by the country’s religious police.
The young woman, a model reportedly called Khulood, potsed the short clip on Snapchat showing herself walking around a historic fort in Ushayqir.

Ushayqir Heritage Village, which is around 96 miles away from Riyadh, is in Najd – one of the country’s most conservative provinces.
Since the video was shared online, many Saudis have called for Khulood to be arrested for breaking the country’s strict dress code.
Women in Saudi Arabia are required to wear ‘abayas’ – loose-fitting, full-length robes – and headscarves.

 

According to the BBC, journalist Khaled Zian tweeted: ‘The return of the Haia [religious police] here is a must.’
And another user argued: ‘We should respect the laws of the country.

‘In France, the niqab is banned and women are fined if they wear it. In Saudi Arabia, wearing abayas and modest clothing is part of the kingdom’s laws.’
But many other Saudis came to the woman’s defence, calling her ‘brave’ and pointing out the hypocrisy of calling for her arrest, while praising western women who dress in the same way.
Wael al-Gassim, the writer and philosopher, told the BBC he was ‘shocked to see those angry, scary tweets’.
‘I thought she had bombed or killed somebody. The story turned out to be about her skirt, which they did not like,’ he said.

Some also noted that Melania Trump chose not to wear an abaya during her husband’s visit to Saudi in May, and yet was praised for her choice of dress.
Fatima al-Issa tweeted in Arabic: ‘If she were a foreigner, they would sing about the beauty of her waist and the enchantment of her eyes… But because she is Saudi they are calling for her arrest.’
Saudi’s religious police, the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, tweeted that it was aware of the video and was in contact with the relevant authorities.

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Etisalat, Now 9Mobile Unveils Its Logo, Website, Mobile App

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Etisalat Nigeria, now known as 9Mobile telecom has unveiled its new corporate brand identity few hours ago. This came after days of speculations by relevant stakeholders as to what comes next regarding Etisalat Group’s withdrawal of the right to the continued use of the Etisalat brand in Nigeria by Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Ltd. (EMTS).

The telecoms firm retained the ‘9janess’by invariably deciding on ‘9’ in 9Mobile due to the following reasons, as gathered by Brand Spur Nigeria:

9 is significant with nature, the start of life, time of birth. from our entry into the market 9 years ago to our evolution 9 years after, we are still 0809ja.we are here for you, rebranded for you because it is all about you.9 stands for speed, quality, excellence. if you’re looking to the future, you find it with 9.9 gets you talking more, doing more, achieving more & living more

9mobile made changes to its online presences as shown in the pictures below.

Website link: http://9mobile.com.ng/

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Kerosene Lantern Explodes In Nkporo, Abia, Kills 1, Injures 3 (Graphic Photos)

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Based on reports,

One teenager was killed and three other family members including a mother, her daughter and grand child injured in a kerosene explosion yesterday evening in Agbaja Nkporo, Ohafia LGA of Abia State.

An eyewitness identified as Orji Ndukwe Henry said the explosion occurred when one of the victims filled a lantern with a product suspected to be adulterated kerosene and ignited it for use by the family.

He was unlucky and got himself enveloped in the inferno that ensued.

At the moment, the family and members of Agbaja Nkporo community are mourning the deceased as the survivors are in excruciating pain.

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