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Acording to a story published by a Lagos soft sell magazine, E24-7, barely three weeks after Lagos politician and real estate developer, Kehunde Oloyede and star actress, Funke Akindele wedded, the first wife, Fadeke is pregnant with her second child on the way.
And if expecting a baby isn’t stressful enough, E24-7 Magazine reliably gathered that the lady who has been saddled with the responsibility of taking care of the five other children from Kehinde’s earlier romance was advised to travel to London and Dubai during the three part wedding attented by top movie stars including Genevieve Nnaji.
Fadekemi, who is past her first trimester has only one child since she moved into Kehinde’s Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja, Lagos home and had been expecting another pregnancy was shocked when the news filtered in to her that her husband was walking down the aisle with the famous actress who recorded huge fortune from the movie, Jenifa and its sequel, The Return of Jenifa.
Shortly after the wedding, Funke and Kehinde travelled to London ostensibly for their honeymoon. While in London, they attended the Wizkid concert together at the 02 Arena before they returned to Nigeria last Tuesday. They have since ensconced in their Lekki Lagos home.
FORMER Captain of the Super Eagles, Kanu Nwankwo, yesterday launched a lottery fund for his Kanu Nwankwo Cardiac Centre, which is estimated to take about N5 billion.
The project will be executed through the Kanu Nwankwo Heart Foundation, with money that will be raised from the lottery tagged: “Kanu Heal the Heart Lottery”.
According to coordinator of the foundation, Onyebuchi Abia, the project will include a well-equipped hospital that will major in cardiac cases and it will be set up within the Federal Capital Territory.
The coordinator, who revealed that the Foundation had handled over 450 heart cases since it was established in 2002, also disclosed that the Federal Government had already shown its support for the Foundation by approving a piece of land in the FCT for the location of the estimated 40-bed hospital.
According to him, the Foundation, as well as other Nigerians, have been spending a lot in foreign currencies when they travel abroad for heart-related treatments, adding that it would offer free heart surgery to Nigerians within the ages of one and 12 if completed.
Abia also revealed that a test-run of the heart surgery in Nigeria had already been conducted by the Foundation in Enugu with about 20 doctors from the various parts of the world, an exercise he noted, gave the Foundation the courage to commence its bid to establish the centre in Nigeria so as to reduce the pains of Nigerians who suffer from heart-related sickness.
At the media launch, Nwankwo noted that he initiated the lottery programme to urge Nigerians to contribute their own quota in his efforts to save those suffering from heart diseases.
He stressed the need to have a functional cardiac centre in Nigeria considering the number of people from the country who travel abroad for treatment of heart-related cases.
“I have won a lot of trophies and medals in football. Till this day, the best trophy I have won and cherished more has been saving souls through the Kanu Nwankwo Heart Foundation. Whatever we do in trying to save a life will not be forgotten and I urge Nigerians to key into this effort of ours to save the numerous souls who are suffering from heart-related problems”, he said.
The former Arsenal and Portsmouth FC player once had a heart problem.
The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, said on Thursday in Abuja that more of the moribund political parties would be de-registered.
Jega told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that INEC wanted to ensure that all electoral cases at the tribunal were determined before the de-registration would be announced.
Jega added that the exercise would be carried out after the determination of all the pending electoral cases at the election petition tribunal.
He said the exercise took that long because there were electoral cases with the tribunals that could be won by a de-registered party at a re-run election.
“There are electoral litigation at the tribunals, but as soon as they are disposed of and INEC pronounces any party de-registered, it will be a solid pronouncement that cannot be faulted.”
Jega said “there are some conditions that must be met for any party to operate as a political party and if you don’t meet them you become de-registered.”
He said the major one was if you don’t have a seat in either the state or federal constituency, you have automatically become de-registered.
“Talk about the state constituency we are talking about National or state houses of assembly, presidential or gubernatorial seats.
INEC chairman said the Electoral Act 2010 as amended states that “any political party which contests elections and does not win any electoral seat shall be de-registered.”
“Our constitution allows for a multi party system but we have the power to de-register parties and we have started and it is a continuous process and we will continue to de-register parties that do not meet requirements of continuing to be registered.
“More political parties have met the guidelines for de-registration and that was the law which would soon be applied to the affected parties.
NAN recalled that in April 2012 INEC de-registered seven political parties scaling down the number of registered political parties from 63 to 56.
The affected parties are Democratic Alternative, National Democratic Council, National Action Council, Masses Movement of Nigeria, Nigerian People’s Congress, Nigerian Element Progressive Party and National Unity Party.
GOVERNOR Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has disclosed the decision of the state government to construct a befitting park in honour of the 33 Imo indigenes who were involved in the June 3, Dana Air crash in Lagos.
Okorocha disclosed this on Wednesday at the Ahiajoku Convention Centre, Owerri, during the candle light memorial service for the victims.
He directed the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state to assemble all the Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) in the state to institute a legal action against the management of Dana airline for what he called carelessness on their part.
He said: “I consider the fact that our state suffered the greatest loss of lives in the ill- fated plane crash… It is unfortunate that negligence and carelessness of someone else has cost us the lives of our dear ones. Though no amount of compensation could represent the lives lost, we as a state must make sure that the airline pays heavily for the negligence.”
A crisis is brewing in Ebonyi State over the recent coronation of a woman as a traditional ruler in the Akanu Ibiam community.
Alu Ibiam, the daughter of the first Governor of the defunct Eastern Region, Akanu Ibiam, was recently installed as the traditional ruler of the Unwana Community; sparking intense criticism in some quarters, as protesters say it is an abomination in Igbo land for a woman to be a traditional ruler.
The Igbo society is predominantly patriarchal.
Critics of the development have also gone on the war path over what they allege were illegal processes to install Ibiam as the traditional ruler.
On Thursday, youths of the community staged a protest march over the development. Inya Anya, the leader of one of the groups, in a statement, said that youths and elders of Unwana Community had, on June 15, coronated one Ikechukwu Njoku as the traditional ruler, while another group crowned Ibiam; thereby instigating tension and conflict in the community.
The groups urged the state government to step into the matter and nullify the coronation of Ibiam to prevent a breakdown of law and order in the community.
- Daily Times
Habib Bama, a suspected Islamist sect terrorists, who was declared wanted by the State Security Service (SSS) on Feb. 15 for allegedly masterminding the bombing of some public institutions, has been arrested.
A competent source in the SSS said that Bama, an ex-soldier, was arrested on Thursday during a shoot out with the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe.
Bama is alleged to have masterminded the bombing of the Mogadishu Barracks Mammy market, Police Force Headquarters and UN building, all in Abuja, and some churches in Madalla in Niger.
The bombings took place on Dec. 31, 2010, June 16, 2011 and Aug. 26, 2011, respectively.
The suspect was “fatally wounded’’ during the shoot out.
The SSS had in a statement on Feb. 15, 2012, declared Habibu Bama, wanted in connection with “crime against the state’’.
“He is hereby declared wanted by the Federal Government in connection with crimes against the state.
“Members of the public with any information that could lead to his arrest are here implored to immediately contact the nearest police station, military formations or other security agencies,’’ it said.
American rapper, Lil Wayne, the founder and co-head of Young Money Entertainment, the label Drake is signed to – has called on the musician and Rihanna’s ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown to stop arguing because it is bad for business.
Drake and Chris have been at war due to their individual romantic relationships with Rihanna and their argument spilled into violence last week when a huge brawl erupted in a New York nightclub between them and their entourages, which left Chris with a cut to his lip, and various bystanders injured.
Sources say several people from Young Money including Wayne, Birdman and co-founder Mack Maine, have called Drake to tell him to make up with Chris.
They are keen for him to end the beef because many of the label’s acts have appeared on tracks with Chris and he is behind a number of their hit records and while the company say will stand by Drake no matter what, one source told TMZ.com: “Making money matters most.”
Drake is said to be unwilling to make amends with Chris until he says he wasn’t responsible for the fight at the W.i.P club last week.
Despite the altercation, Drake’s friend Meek Mill has insisted there are no huge problems between the two.
He said: “I talked to Chris immediately after that, on the phone. There’s nothing there. Chris Brown be in clubs. He be around situations like this.
“Things get out of hand. That don’t mean it’s out of hand with me and him or whoever, not even him and Drake.”
Testimonies at the Senate hearings on the recent Dana crash point to a cavalier attitude by the airline and wanton letdown by the regulators.
A troubled Dana flight, back in 2010, whose two engines failed to come on for several minutes, risked dozens of lives and ultimately roared to Lagos from Abuja after one of the engines managed to start, a Joint Senate and House of Representatives inquiry into the recent Dana crash that killed 160 heard Wednesday.
The flight, which had on board former Foreign Affairs minister, Odein Ajumogobia, ended however, without fatality.
But the details of this terrifying experience that forced 23 passengers to exit and give up the journey, underlined the ineptitude that appears rooted in the nation’s aviation sector, and the peril airlines often put their travelers through, Goddy Ikeh, who boarded the flight earlier, told the lawmakers.
The hearing began Tuesday and is billed to end on Friday, with aviation officials making submissions on one of Nigeria’s deadliest air accidents.
On Wednesday, Ike Ibeh, whose family moved from he United states in 2002, moved the panel to emotions of empathy when they leant that he lost his wife, Nancy, their 11 year old daughter, Jennifer, and a family relation, Maria, in the Lagos crash. The family was travelling to India for a programme.
Mr. Ibeh said he was convinced his wife’s verdict on the crash, were she alive today, will be to blame it all on corruption. He said that was his own personal assessment too.
“Bloodshed from corruption in this country has got to stop,” he said in remarks he read to the senate hearing.
The 2010 emergency situation with Dana Air, which went unreported, appeared to reinforce recent allegations that the airline operates planes that are not airworthy, charges that have become intense since the June 3 crash.
The July 14, 2010 flight, which was billed for 3pm was delayed until few minutes to 7pm, claimed Mr. Ikeh who told the lawmakers he is an aviation enthusiast.
After the eventual boarding, the aircraft’s engines would not turn on for several minutes triggering complaints from seated passengers.
Soon, the pilot, with an American accent, apologized to the travelers, and informed them the jet’s engines were not coming on, and they were resorting to “manual starting.”
Eventually, one of the engines came alive, with the second stuttering. Mr. Ikeh said he reasoned a faulty engine that took long to ignite may be signaling danger if one engine were to go off midair since the normal procedure for starting a jet engine took minutes.
“At that point I knew that plane was not airworthy,” he said.
He informed other passengers of his fears and asked to be allowed to leave the plane. The request drew a brash response from one of the airhostesses. “Sit down!” he was ordered. He pressed on, eventually winning the backing of 22 other passengers.
The former minister, Mr. Ajumogobia, reasoned the pilot would not risk his own life, and stayed put largely on account of a hurried schedule he had to meet, which meant he needed to be in Lagos speedily enroute New York.
In the end, Mr. Ikeh said, the flight proceeded after the 23 rebellious passengers had exited and were detained until the flight made Lagos.
- Premium Times
From a clinical microbiologist came yesterday a piece of advice for women on hygiene of the private part: use clean water to wash the vagina instead of soap.
Dr Kenneth Iregbu of the National Hospital, Abuja gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Iregbu said washing the vigina with soap could cause viginal discharge.
He said that many of the soaps women used contained alkaline substances, adding that such substances were detrimental to the well-being of the vagina.
“Washing the vagina does not require more than clean water. Most of the soap we use in bathing are alkaline, so when you use them there, they will alter something at least for some period.
“When women use a lot of cosmetics – alkaline materials – to wash their private parts right inside, you tend to distort the normal PH of the vagina, which is supposed to be acidic.
“So if you go on neutralising the acid by use of alkaline substances, you will encourage the growth of one group of organisms against the other, and could lead to some discharges.
“From my own point of view as an infection specialist we don’t encourage the use of all those foreign things.
“Clean water alone is sufficient; it doesn’t change the flora; it doesn’t change anything. Even when you want to use it (soap), it should be the very mild ones that would not do much.”
Iregbu said discharges from a woman’s vagina could either be normal or abnormal.
He said that the normal discharge occurred during the second half of a woman’s menstrual cycle.
“Women have a life cycle of hormonal discharges that correspond with the ovulation cycle.
“The second part of the menstrual cycle is a period of increased secretion, which is normal and that is essentially what you expect to happen for every woman who is still in the reproductive years.”
The microbiologist explained that the abnormal discharge was caused when there was a disturbance of the normal eco system of the vagina.
“The vagina has a lot of flora by flora we mean organisms that normally live there. So they live in a balance.
“If for any reason the balance is tilted in favour of these organisms growing more, you can begin to have discharges.”
Iregbu said that abnormal discharge could also be caused by diseases like gonorrhea and trichomoniasis and infections like Candidiasis.
He said that such discharges could be whitish, greenish, yellowish or cheesy in colour, adding that some discharges came with an offensive odour.
He said that abnormal discharges could also be caused by an injury in the vagina or an infection of the glands on the walls of the vagina, which might or might not contain blood.
The microbiologist, however, advised women to be observant and see a doctor whenever they noticed a change in the quantity, and colour of the discharges.
“Talking about what the woman should do, the most important aspect is for you to realise that you can have normal discharges, and over time you get to realise this is the quantity or the volume that I normally experience.
“So at any point you notice that this discharges are increasing in quantity, you should get worried; you need to find out why it suddenly started increasing in volume.
“You also observe that the discharges you normally have are clear or milky in color and then it changes colour to brown, to yellow, to red, it should make you seek for medical attention.
“You also observe that the discharges you normally have are not offensive and then all of a sudden it is now offensive, you can perceive odour either while sitting on your own or when you remove your underwear you notice this odour, it should prompt you to seek medical attention.”
he militant Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad, an Islamist sect widely known as Boko Haram, has revealed that it plans to launch further devastating attacks on churches and government buildings in the coming days and weeks.
On the heels of this week’s escalation of sectarian violence in Kaduna State, the sect said it planned to make the month of June 2012 the bloodiest month yet in its violent and bloody campaigns against those it tagged infidels.
A contact for the sect told Online Media, SaharaReporters that his group’s planned attacks would be focused and bloody. The group’s spokesperson claimed that Boko Haram had moved some 300 suicide bombers to attack churches in Southern Kaduna as well as Plateau State.
The source also stated that the sect was determined to exact massive revenge for the Muslims killed in the Jos and Southern Kaduna areas.
To achieve its current deadly agenda, the contact said Boko Haram had recruited the sons and daughters of some Muslims killed in past religious conflicts. He revealed that the new recruits are sworn to an oath of secrecy and allegiance before they are sent to train in handling weapons, bomb making and suicide bombing in Mauritania and Somalia. On the trainees’ return to Nigeria, they are handed over to Boko Haram “welfare officers” who ensure that all their needs are met.
The contact disclosed that Boko Haram’s welfare officers provide material support for the suicide bombers’ families and relatives before and after the recruits are sent on assignments, mostly suicide missions that end their lives. He stated that Boko Haram’s welfare officers continue to cater to the needs of suicides’ families, often paying them huge “gratuities.”
The contact for Boko Haram stated that the planned attacks will almost quadruple on Sunday when the sect plans to attack several churches simultaneously to prove their deadly potency. “Boko Haram intends to show to President Jonathan that his military advisers are just deceiving him,” said the source.
Apart from attacks on churches, the contact said the sect plans to attack or take over government buildings in Kano, Kaduna, Yobe and Gombe states. He added that the sect also plans a major attack on the Federal Capital territory (FCT) before the end of June to cap its possibly bloodiest campaign in June. He said Boko Haram wanted to prove that the Nigerian security agencies have in no way hampered the sect’s operations and that security forces cannot match the group’s deadly force.
- Sahara Reporters