Sunday, April 17, 2016

Photos: 21-year-old mother declared brain-dead after giving birth to twins, family donates her organs to save 6 lives

Shao Ziyan gave birth to healthy twin boys two months ago. On Wednesday, April 13, the 21-year-old was declared brain dead by a Zhejiang hospital, China, after a short battle with acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP), a rare complication of pregnancy, for some fifty days. AFLP is a rare condition that affects 1 in 15,000 pregnancies, and normally occurs in the third trimester.

Photos: Residents of Buni Yadi return home years after fleeing their town due to Boko Haram attacks

Residents of Buni Yadi in Yobe state returned home yesterday April 16th after many months of fleeing their community due to series of attacks from Boko Haram members. The Chief of Army Staff COAS Gen Tukur Buratai yesterday April 16th reopened the Damaturu-Biu road leading to the community after it was closed for years because of Boko Haram attacks.

Photos: Tragedy as nine sixth-grade students drown in Vietnamese river

She said she later saw two of them struggling, but thought that they were playing. It took some time before Phuong and her friends realized that the boys disappeared in the river and cried for help. Local people and search and rescue divers rushed to the scene, but it was too late. A diver told Thanh News that the students' bodies "piling up on one another's" on the river bed, about 3 meters deep. All the bodies were recovered by 3.20 p.m.

Air Pressure: Russian Aircraft Makers Challenge Dominance of Boeing, Airbus

The first Irkut MC-21, Russia's brand new short- to mid-range narrow-body passenger jet airliner, set to compete with Boeing and Airbus, will roll out of the assembly plant in June for flight testing and certification. What surprises will the new plane have in store for its competitors? Sputnik finds out.

On Friday, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) president Yuri Slusar announced that the first Irkut MC-21 (also known as the MS-21) will be completed by June 7. "We hope that by the end of the year, the first flight of the MC-21 will take place," he added.

German Police Detain Three Suspects in Explosion at Indian Wedding

Police detained three suspects in a bombing at an Indian wedding in the city of Essen in western Germany, local media reported. On Saturday, media reports appeared that at least three people were injured in an explosion at a wedding ceremony. A device reportedly exploded near the entrance to a chapel. According to the Bild newspaper, eyewitnesses reportedly told police that a person entered the chapel and threw “something that looked like a bomb” at the guests. At the moment, the police does not associate the incident with terrorism, the paper reported. Details of the incident are being investigated.

Russian, Syrian Bombers Drop Big Surprise Package on Daesh Supply Line Near Raqqa

Russian and Syrian Air Forces have reportedly carried out several coordinated air strikes on Daesh near a strategic military airbase in the northeastern province of Raqqa, west of the de facto capital of the self-proclaimed caliphate.

Syrian and Russian warplanes conducted a spate of coordinated air strikes against Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) near Tabqa Air Base which resulted in the destruction of many of the terrorists’ military and logistics vehicles, according to the Iranian news agency FARS.
The attacks have impaired Daesh’s ability to supply its forces near the recently-liberated city of Palmyra with arms, medical equipment and food, FARS reported.

US Reconaissance Jet Turns Back After Meeting Russian Su-27 Near Border

The Russian Defense Ministry has denied media allegations that one of its Su-27s made a 'dangerous' fly-by of a US reconnaissance aircraft, Igor Konashenkov stated.

The ministry's spokesman added that on the April 14 the US reconnaissance jet was approaching the Russian border. After a visual contact with the Russian Su-27 it changed its course.
"Western media's allegations of a 'dangerous' fly-by of a Russian Su-27 jet and an American RC-135 in the Baltics are false," the spokesman assured.

Iran Shows off Its New Russian S-300 on During Army Parade

Iran has displayed what is believed to be a part of the Russian-made S-300 air defense missile system during a military parade in Tehran, Tasnim Nes Agency reports.

Gov Polls: EFCC Arrests INEC Chiefs For Taking N675m In Bribes

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has found over N675.1m in the bank accounts of different Independent National Electoral Commission officials in Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Delta states.

According to the anti-graft agency, the money was received and shared by the officials during the last governorship elections.

Our correspondents gathered that the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the 2015 election in Rivers State, Mrs. Gesila Khan, and other officials of INEC are already in EFCC custody. Khan was quizzed by the Department of State Services in July last year but was never charged.

Fayose Responds To Second Impeachment Question

Listen to the response of Ekiti State Governor Peter Ayodele Fayose when ask what will happen if he gets impeached again for the second time.. (32 sec)

The Good Side Of Saraki’s Cct Trial

1.       In the last five months, the name ‘Saraki’ more than ever before has become a household name. The name is mentioned in a million times daily across Nigeria and beyond. However you view him, Saraki is the single most popular political figure in Nigeria today ahead of President Buhari and Olusegun Obasanjo #RESPECT

2.    Newspapers can’t sell without putting Saraki’s name or face on their front pages or headlines. This is what the journalists call ‘free press’ whereby you get a mention on the front pages of Nigerian newspapers without paying a dime! #RESPECT

Amaechi Invited For Road Inspection By Rivers PDP

The Rivers State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bro Felix Obuah, says he was ready and would appreciate the Minister of Transport and former state governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, to undertake a facility tour of the numerous road projects completed and commissioned by Governor Nyesom Wike.

The State PDP Chairman, who stated this while taking inventory of the achievements of Governor Wike’s one year after being voted into office in April 2015, said these impressive achievements have demonstrated that the present administration in the state is fully committed to making life better for the people.

South African Victim: TB Joshua Left Me High And Dry

Promised help by the church has yet to materialise – after almost 18 months.

Almost 18 months after a building collapse at the church of self-proclaimed prophet TB Joshua in Lagos, Nigeria, left 116 dead and scores injured, a young South African survivor has given up hope of receiving aid.

Vusi Makwele, 27, said he last heard from a Synagogue Church of All Nations (Scoan) representative in October 2014. That was shortly after he returned to South Africa following the tragedy. The church had allegedly promised to help him following his injuries.

Lightning Kills Women In Church In Imo (photo)


IN a bizarre case of ill fate, two women, 25-year-old Chioma Jonathan, a native of Obiangwu in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area and Chinonye Anyanwu, aged 26, from Ahiazu Mbaise LGA, both in Imo State, died when they were struck by lightning.

The unfortunate incident happened when the two women went to participate in the regular Holy Ghost Hour prayer session of Heavenly Sure Charismatic Church, a Pentecostal church, usually held in the premises of Comprehensive Secondary School, Emekuku in Owerri North LGA, Imo State.

‘Treat Jonathan With Care; Falae, Anenih Too Old To Be Jailed’ – Sagay To Buhari

$2.1bn arms fund: Treat Jonathan with caution, Presidential Adviser, Sagay tells Buhari

.Says Yakassai, Anenih, Falae too old to go to jail

Professor Itse Sagay, SAN, is the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption. In this interview with TUNDE THOMAS, he urged President Muhammadu Buhari to apply caution over recent calls by some Nigerians that former President Goodluck Jonathan be invited for questioning over the raging $2.1 billion arms scandal for which ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki and other top PDP chiefs are currently facing trial. Excerpts:

Buhari Didn’t Sign Any Loan Deal With China – Presidency

The Presidency on Saturday said President Muhammadu Buhari did not sign any loan deal with the Peoples Republic of China during his just-concluded one-week working visit to the country.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, gave the clarification in an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH.

Ahead of Buhari’s trip which started last Sunday, there were media reports that he would sign a $2bn loan deal with China during the visit as the Federal Government sought funds to finance the over N2tn budget deficit.

John Dumelo Attacked By Robbers In Nigeria

John Dumelo took to his Instagram page on Saturday to recount a robbery encounter in Nigeria on his way back to a hotel. According to the actor who is currently shooting a movie somewhere in the country, the armed robbers blocked his car, but they managed to escape by speeding off.

6 Boys Rape SSS1 Student In Kaduna

Linda, 17, an SSS 1 (Senior Secondary School class 1) student who is still struggling to walk, was with her cousin, Rahila when the boys appeared.

Her cousin escaped but Linda was unlucky as she was dragged by the six men to a river bank. The men raped her turn by turn before the cousin could raise the alarm.

Two boys were captured at the scene of the incident by the parents of the victim, when Rahila, the lady who escaped reported the matter to the community. Others were arrested by a vigilante group in the area and handed over to the police.

War on corruption: open the doors so we can see

One of the leading civil society groups in Nigeria, The New Nigeria Group held a press conference in solidarity to the march against corruption, access to justice and fair trials, autonomy of the different arms of government, accountability and transparency of public officials both serving and past to add boost to the actions of another strong and passionately motivated civil society group Save Nigeria Group, who launched an important anti-corruption campaign that goes to the root of efforts to retake the country from the grip of corruption in public governance.

Photo: NDLEA arrests mother of three who faked pregnancy with wraps of cocaine

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 46 year old Dorothy Onyekasi pictured above, who faked a pregnancy with 86 pellets of white powdery substances that tested positive to cocaine while trying to board an Emirate flight to Dubai at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport MMIA Lagos.

The mother of three who hails from Enugu and trades in ladies bags and shoes, had cocaine that  weighed 1.720 kilogrammes with an estimated street value of N20.6 million.