MAN SHOT DEAD WHILE TRYING TO GREET HIS FORMER BOSS AT A BURIAL CEREMONY

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 DELTA- 34-year-old, Fred Igueriede, was allegedly shot dead by an unidentified mobile policeman attached to Chief Johnny Aribogha in Delta State. Two other persons, a man and a woman, reportedly sustained gunshot injuries too. .

 

The deceased was said to have been invited to the funeral of the mother-in-law of Mr. Joe Akugbowe, a tenant of Chief Aribogha, at Eweri Primary School, Emede in Isoko South LGA when the incident occurred. .

 

Late Fred was married and had two children. He was shot dead while trying to exchange pleasantries with his former employer, Chief Johnny Aribogha. The overzealous cop was said to be Aribogha’s security detail. .

 

Two other victim were said to have sustained gunshot injuries as other policemen at the ceremony fired continuously in the confusion that trailed the incident. .

 

The family of the deceased claimed that Aribogha, was at large and could not be reached since the incident occurred. The elder brother of the deceased, Mr. Governor Ogbon, called on the Inspector-General of Police and the Delta State Commissioner of Police to go after all those culpable in the killing.

 

It was gathered that the policeman, who shot the victim, had been arrested and was undergoing investigation at the police headquarters in Asaba. When contacted, Aribogha denied having a hand in the killing, saying his security detail had an accidental discharge which killed the victim. .

The Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, said three riot policemen from the 33 Squadron had been arrested for the “dastardly act.” He noted that the cops were in detention, adding that investigations were ongoing.

RODENTS ARE KEEPING BUHARI AWAY FROM HIS OFFICE–PRESIDENCY


Abuja-President Muhammadu Buhari, who resumed duties on Monday after 103-days of medical vacation abroad, will operate from his official residence until his office is completly renovated, Presidency said Monday. 
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Shehu Garba, told THISDAY that the president’s office needed renovation because of its devastation by rodents during the president’s long period of absence. 
“Following the three months period of disuse, rodents have caused a lot of damage to the furniture and the air conditioning units,” he said, explaining that it was impossible for his boss to operate from the office in that condition. 
Garba, however, said this would not affect the effectiveness of Buhari’s work since the residence has an annex to the office, adding that the president had been carrying out his duties from home since he resumed. 
Saying he could not tell when the renovation would be completed, the presidential spokesperson stated that the maintenance company that was seen at work on Monday at the Presidential Villa by THISDAY had been asked to speed up its pace of work. 
The president’s decision to work from home got a nod from the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie Oyegun, who said it was in order, explaining that the most important thing was that the president would do his job. 
“What is important is that the job gets done. Whether he does it from his bedroom, or his sitting room, or his ante room, it does not matter. Let the job be done. And the job will be done,” he said.

SEE FAKE BLIND BEGGAR WHO MAKES 8,000 DAILY

A fake beggar identified as  Abdullahi Abbas was apprehended in Ikorodu area of Lagos State yesterday.
 

Abdullahi, 37, who usually disguised as a visually impaired beggar, led by a 12-year-old boy (names withheld) begging for alms at First Gate and Odogunyan area of Ikorodu was captured. 

Unfortunately for the beggar and his accomplices, mother luck ran out on them as a curious female resident, Adeoye Baliks, engaged the pair in a conversation and discovered the ruse. Abdullahi and his aid were said to be well patronised in the axis until the Baliks raised the alarm. 
According to an eyewitness, both were said to have confessed they realised between N5,500 and N8,000 daily, depending on the patronage. It was learned that after several beatings, Abdulahi, an indigen of Oyo State confessed that he belonged to a team of beggars, who feigned visual impairment and operate in areas like Ikorodu, Oshodi, Iyana-ipaja and Abule-Egba. 
Another resident, simply identified as David Oyesile, said both were found with a bag containing an undisclosed amount of money and it was learned that a substance was usually rubbed on Abdulahi’s face as he uses a walking stick, led by the teenager. 
The scene attracted huge crowd, who almost took the law into their hands but all thanks for the timely arrival of a local vigilante team in Ikorodu, Onyabo Vigilante Group, who prevented a mob action and handed over the pair to Police at Sagamu Road Division.

SAUDI ARABIAN GOVERNMENT APOLOGISES TO NIGERIA GOVERNMENT

The Saudi Arabian government has apologized to the government and people of Nigeria over the brutalization of two Nasarawa State Pilgrims by Customs officials at Prince Muhammad Bn Abdulaziz Airport in Madinah on Wednesday. 
Audu Muhammad and Ibrahim Godi were said to have been brutalized by two customs officers shortly after their arrival from Abuja. 

According to the Secretary of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Bello Tambuwal, the two pilgrims were called aside by the Customs officers “after they had passed through all the necessary checks earlier and they became apprehensive and refused to follow the officials which led to their being brutalized”. 

Dr. Tambuwal said after they were mistreated, he personally took the two pilgrims to two different hospitals, one run by Nigeria’s National Medical Team and the other by the Saudi government. 

“The Saudi’s also offered to foot the medical bill of the two pilgrims,” he said. The Deputy Governor of Madinah, Wahid Asahin, on Monday visited the pilgrims’ Hotel, Riyad Al Zahra, in the Markaziya area of Madinah to personally convey the apologies of the Saudi Arabian authorities over the matter. 
Mr. Asahin described the incident as regrettable. Speaking through the Deputy Minister for Hajj Affairs, Mohammed Abdulrahman Al Bijawi, the deputy governor assured Nigerian officials that “such incidence will not occur again” adding that disciplinary measures were already being taken against two officials involved in the incident. 

The deputy governor visited the pilgrims in their hotel rooms and presented some gifts to them.

SON OF KATSINA STATE GOVERNOR’S S.A FOUND IN LAGOS, 3 YEARS AFTER GOING MISSING

Sulaiman,  the son of Hon. Binta Abba, the Special Adviser to the Kaduna State governor on Child Education, has been found, 3 years after he was declared missing at Area 11, Abuja. He was found by his uncle, today, in Lagos. 

His uncle, an EFCC official, stumbled upon him on the streets and recognized him. It was gathered that before his disappearance from home in 2014, sulaiman had speech difficulty, but now he is able to speak fluently. 
Admist the terrible occurrence in 2014, his mother was accused of using him for money ritual, because she’s a political status.

America Experience First Eclipse In 99 years

America today witnessed it’s first solar eclipse in 99 years.The total solar eclipse began in Oregon at just after 9am.
While the total solar eclipse, where the moon completely blocks out the sun plunging the area into twilight, while be seen from 14 states, the rest will see at least a partial solar eclipse, where the moon covers only a part of the sun. 
In Oregon, locals ran out of their homes, with eclipse glasses or homemade contraptions in hand, to watch the moon fully cover the sun, blotting out all but the halo-like solar corona.

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5 Home Remedies To Lose Weight

There are several articles on weight lose on the Internet with inadequate information. Some of the remedies professed by some authors of such are indeed questionable as there are no science backup.

According to http://www.healthline.com/ losing weight shouldn’t be a challenge as there are several home remedies. 

1. Add Protein to Your Diet: 
When it comes to weight loss, protein is the king of nutrients. Your body burns calories when digesting and metabolizing the protein you eat, so a high-protein diet can boost metabolism up to 80-100 calories per day 

A high-protein diet can also make you feel more full and reduce your appetite. In fact, some studies show that people eat over 400 fewer calories per day on a high-protein diet.

Even something as simple as eating a high-protein breakfast (like eggs) can have a powerful effect.

2. Eat Whole, Single-Ingredient Foods:

One of the best things you can do to become healthier is to base your diet on whole, single-ingredient foods.
By doing this, you eliminate the vast majority of added sugar, added fat and processed food.

Most whole foods are naturally very filling, making it a lot easier to keep within healthy calorie limits.

Furthermore, eating whole foods also provides your body with the many essential nutrients that it needs to function properly. Weight loss often follows as a natural “side effect” of eating whole foods.
3. Avoid Processed Foods: 

Processed foods are usually high in added sugars, added fats and calories.
What’s more, processed foods are engineered to make you eat as much as possible. They are much more likely to cause addictive-like eating than unprocessed foods.

4. Stock Up on Healthy Foods and Snacks

Studies have shown that the food you keep at home greatly affects weight and eating behavior.
By always having healthy food available, you reduce the chances of you or other family members eating unhealthy.

There are also many healthy and natural snacks that are easy to prepare and take with you on the go. These include yogurt, whole fruit, nuts, carrots and hard-boiled eggs.
5. Drink Water:

There is actually truth to the claim that drinking water can help with weight loss.
Drinking 0.5 liters (17 oz) of water may increase the calories you burn by 24–30% for an hour afterward.
Drinking water before meals may also lead to reduced calorie intake, especially for middle-aged and older people.

Water is particularly good for weight loss when it replaces other beverages that are high in calories and sugar.

http://www.healthline.com/nutrition/30-ways-to-lose-weight-naturally#section2

GOODNEWS:ASUU WILL CALL-OFF STRIKE SOON

ABUJA- According to MINISTER of Education, Adamu Adamu on Thursday, he said that the on-going strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), will be called off next week.
He made this statement on Thursday in Abuja when he appeared before the Senator Jibrin Barau, APC, Kano North led Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, the minister disclosed that executive arm of government has commenced plans to ensure that it honours the agreement between the federal government and ASUU.

Details later…

EXCLUSIVE: TOMI ADESINA TALKS ABOUT HER FIRST BOOK LAUNCH

​Tomi Adesina is a screenwriter and fiction series blogger based in Lagos, Nigeria. She blogs at tomiadesina.wordpress.com.

Tomi started blogging in 2012 and has been privileged to be a recipient of awards like “Best Writing Blog” in the 2013 edition of the Nigerian Blog Award and Young Writer of the Year in the 2016 edition of the Nigerian Writers Award. She has completed several amazing fiction series on her blog.
Other works include: Deadline (Season 1), Broadway (A Ghanaian Telenovela), Feisty John (A Homevida project for Internet security) and the now trending Hakkunde by Asurf Oluseyi.

George’s Pieces of Me is Tomi’s first published work, and it is a collection of poems and short stories.

Where do you hail from? 

– I’m from Osun state. 

Tell us about your family and education background 

– I have three brothers, I am the only girl born to our parents. I attended various schools as a kid so it’s some work listing them but from the ones I remember – Caleb Nursery, Primary, Secondary schools, Jextoban Secondary school and then I graduated from St Francis Catholic School. I attended Bowen University for my first degree and had my second degree from the University of Lagos. 


What ignited the desire to venture into writing being a microbiologist? 

– I have always been a writer. I have a first degree in Microbiology and second degree in Environmental Biology but writing will always be home for me. I have been a writer before my degrees. 


What inspire your book particularly the title? 

– The character George is one that interests me and seeing his development come to life even in stories is something I’m particular about. I think George represents me in a sense and also he’s a relatable human and so the audience can connect with him and his struggles and also his triumphs. 


Five years ago you tweeted that you want to have your book published, how do you feel seeing your dream come through?  

– It’s an amazing feeling and one that I’m thankful to God for the privilege. I am really excited about it. 


What has been your most frustrating experience as a writer? 

– Trying to get published. It’s been a task hence there was the need to take really instructive steps as regards seeing it come to life. I feel we don’t have enough publishing houses here in Nigeria or better yet, we don’t have publishing houses willing to take a risk on first time writers, maybe because of the uncertainty surrounding their prospects/talents but I feel there’s a market for every writer and they just need someone to recognise it and give them the necessary nudge. 


Do you think we have enough writers in Nigeria especially among the youths? 

– I don’t particularly think there can ever be enough writers. But there’s a teeming populace and it’s really interesting. We can always do better. 


What should your fans look out for at your forthcoming book launch?  

– A beautiful experience, by God’s Grace. Poetry, music, laughs and a book 

In three sentences, advice youths that are aspiring to be a good writer like you 

– I won’t be able to do three sentences, but most importantly, write and write and write…then read too. 

Thank you, 

Tomi Adesina 

Kindly follow Tomi on social media here: Twitter – @tomi_adesina; Instagram – @tomiadesina

RCCG Bans ‘Aso Ebi’

​The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has banned popular wedding uniform outfit, popularly known as Aso ebi.

Petty lies, usually told at wedding engagement ceremony, has also been declared ungodly and banned forthwith.
Wife of the General Overseer of the church and Mother-in-Isreal, Pastor Folu Adeboye made these known on Saturday at the women’s meeting, which was a part of the activities of the 65th annual convention of the church themed “Halleluyah”.

According to the Nigerian Tribune, she stated at the meeting that compelling members of the church to participate in Aso ebi during special programmes in local assemblies was ungodly.

The news that some members of the church without financial power to buy such uniforms, were excluded from the programmes for which the uniforms were sown, was seriously repudiated by the church leadership.

She noted that Aso ebi which should ordinarily be for the family, must not be elevated to the point of making it to overshadow the spiritual life of the congregants.

She warned that such un-Christianly act of keeping church members out of programmes because of Aso ebi, must never be heard again among the women in the church, adding that those caught would be severely sanctioned.

She stated that the concept of appearing in compulsory uniformed attire for an occasion started with the world and should not be allowed to take a firm space in the church.

She also frowned on the idea of what is seen as petty lies during Christian wedding engagement, where those conducting such events would have to engage in lies to make money from the attendees.

Pastor Adeboye explained that with God, there is no white or black lie, small or big lie, stating that when attendees are asked to bring air fare to fly in, an item already provided for at the event venue, those involved are simply engaging in ungodly act which is a sin.

She called for moderation among Christian women, saying that their focus should be bringing halleluyah and spirituality into their homes and not engaging in the ungodly acts of the unbelievers.