Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Police Parade Pastor Over Human Skull

The police in Ogun on Tuesday paraded Pastor Michael Oyewole (29) and Mathew Akiode (30) at the command’s headquarters Eleweran, for allegedly exhuming human skull in Sabo, Abeokuta.

The state Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, told journalists that Akiode was caught committing the offence in the midnight. Okoye added that after Akiode’s arrest, the suspect confessed that he was sent to get the skull by the pastor.
He said, “We got information about somebody who was digging a grave and we swung into action. He did not know he was being watched while removing the corpse. “We apprehended him immediately he severed the head from the body. He told us that it was one Pastor Oyewole that sent him.“
The police commissioner said Oyewole was subsequently arrested. Okoye said the two suspects would be charged to court after the conclusion of investigations. kiode, who confessed to committing the crime said he was pushed into it by economic hardship.
“I used to work on his (pastor’s) site but he said I would make more money if I could get him human skull. So, I felt it was an easy way of making money and that was why I did it. I’m surprised at his denial. He taught me how to go about it,” Akiode said.
But Oyewole denied sending the suspect on such a mission.
“I am a man of God and pastor. I heal people in God’s name and not with human skull. He is just telling lies and I don’t know what I have done to him. Only God can save me now,” Oyewole said.
Meanwhile, the FCT police command has recovered 17 exotic cars from two car-snatching syndicates in Abuja.
Parading 11 suspects for involvement in the car theft in Abuja on Tuesday, FCT Commissioner of Police, Adenrele Shinaba, listed Honda Accord, Nissan Sunny, Toyota Corolla, Infinity jeep, Toyota Prado jeep, Honda Pilot, Honda CRV Sport Utility Van and Toyota Camry among the snatched vehicles.
Shinaba advised car owners to be wary of car thieves and to be conscious of where they parked their vehicles.Fourteen cars were recovered from one Promise Okafor,who claimed to be a lawyer and car dealer. Paraded along Okafor were Michael Nweke, Chimezie Emanini, Amarachi Eneh and John Nuhu.
Okafor claimed he did not know the vehicles were stolen, insisting that he bought them from Emanini when he was convinced that they were genuine.
He said, “I am a lawyer and also a car dealer. I import cars and also sell.I bought a Honda Accord from Chimezie when he showed me documents which proved that the car was genuine.”
Okafor however failed to respond to questions on how he came about the other vehicles that were recovered from him.
Source : PunchNG

What Should a Nanny Do If Her Boss is Upset with Her?

You might be the best nanny that your employer has ever engaged, your charges may think that you’re the best thing since peanut butter and jelly, you may be willing to perform the occasional non-childcare related tasks, and you might hold a college degree in childhood development or education. No matter how competent and qualified you are, there will inevitably come a time when you’re not quite in your employer’s good graces; no one can perform flawlessly all the time, and tempers can be notoriously short when parents are resentful of the time that they’re forced to spend away from their children. Rather than panicking and putting out feelers for a new post, consider your options and the best methods for salvaging your existing engagement.

  • Realize That These Things Are Rarely Permanent – Unless you’ve committed a major transgression, the chances of your employer resorting to drastic disciplinary measures are fairly slim. Provided that you’ve been an otherwise good employee, most parents would rather resolve an existing problem than take on the Herculean task of sorting through dozens of resumes and conducting nerve-wracking, tedious interviews. That being said, it’s not wise to be too secure in your position; if you’re overly cocky and consistently go against their wishes your employers will eventually have all that they can take.
  • Confront the Issue Head-On – If you know that your employer is angry but haven’t been approached with a reprimand or a request for an explanation, it’s best to take the bull by the horns and approach her with your concerns. It’s especially smart to make an effort to mend fences if you know why your employer is upset and agree that you are in the wrong. Letting the situation go unacknowledged for too long can cause resentment to build up and exacerbate the problem, so don’t dodge your employer in hopes that things will blow over.
  • Be Honest – Should your employer confront you with questions about an incident in which you know you were in the wrong, don’t give into the temptation to cover your tracks. Admitting that you were wrong and are willing to accept any penalties as a result of your poor choices shows strong character and moral fiber; in addition to being the right thing to do, it may also impress your employer enough that they second-guess their outrage.
  • Keep Your Own Temper in Check – Being accused of misconduct, whether you’re guilty or innocent, is enough to put almost anyone on the defensive. Taking this tack with your employers as a reaction to questioning or accusations will only escalate the situation, and perhaps lead to the loss of a post that you would otherwise have been able to retain. Remember the old adage about flies and honey and realize that anger, even of the righteous variety, will get you nowhere in these situations.
  • Accept Responsibility For Your Actions – Attempting to pass the buck, or blame someone else for your failure to perform properly or your momentary lapse in judgment, isn’t likely to endear you to your already-upset employers; instead face the consequences of a poor choice as gracefully as possible. Whining or shifting blame isn’t just ineffective, it’s often downright counterproductive.
  • Make a Concerted Effort to Make Up – It’s easy to hold your breath and hope that a tumultuous period in your relationship with your employer will pass without any attempts to mend fences on your part, but that’s almost never the case. Extending the olive branch isn’t always the easiest thing to do, especially if you feel that you have nothing to apologize for; still, preserving that relationship, and perhaps your post itself, may depend upon your ability to do just that.
  • Keep the Conversation Behind Closed Doors – Your charges, your friends, and other nannies at the playground don’t need to hear you air your grievances or discuss an ongoing problem you have with your employer. Even in the largest, most densely populated cities, most social circles are relatively small and people will talk. Letting news of your woes get back to your employers is a surefire way to make them give up on you altogether, so make sure that you keep any and all conversations about the state of your relationship with your employers and the details surrounding it away from the public eye.

Depending upon the severity of your mistake and the potential repercussions, you may want to consider the possibility that your job could be in danger, though it’s not altogether likely in most cases. To help prevent similar situations in the future, make it a habit to come clean with mistakes as soon as they happen, rather than waiting with bated breath for them to be found out.

Pirates Kidnap 24 Off Togo Coast

nigerian piratesLome – Pirates attacked an oil tanker on Tuesday off the coast of Togo, taking control of its bridge and kidnapping 24 Russian sailors before escaping amid an exchange of gunfire with a naval patrol boat, officials said.
It wasn’t immediately clear if anyone was injured in the attack on the Greek-owned oil tanker, which had been anchored about 17 nautical miles away from Lome, Togo’s capital. The pirates took control of the vessel quickly, though an alarm from the ship alerted the Togolese navy, said Noel Choong, an official with the International Maritime Bureau.
The navy boat trailed the tanker and sailors exchanged gunfire with the pirates before the tanker escaped, Choong said.

Anti-piracy conference
Togolese Security Minister Damehame Yark and Togo’s chief of defence staff Mohammed Titikpina, confirmed the attack took place, but offered few other details. The attack comes as Togo is hosting US officials in Lome for an anti-piracy conference.
Greece’s Merchant Marine Ministry said on Tuesday that the ship, registered in the Isle of Man to a company called Energy Centurion, is operated by a Greek firm called Golden Energy Management and had a staff of 24 Russian sailors. Calls to Golden Energy Management on Tuesday afternoon rang unanswered.
Tuesday’s attack is just the latest to target West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, which follows the continent’s southward curve from Liberia to Gabon. Over the last year, piracy there has escalated from low-level armed robberies to hijackings and cargo thefts.
Last year, London-based Lloyd’s Market Association – an umbrella group of insurers – listed Nigeria, neighbouring Benin and nearby waters in the same risk category as Somalia, where two decades of war and anarchy have allowed piracy to flourish.
Pirates in West Africa have been more willing to use violence in their robberies, as they target the cargo, not the crew for ransom as is the case off Somalia. Analysts say many of the pirates come from Nigeria, where corrupt law enforcement allows criminality to thrive.
The attack on the Greek oil tanker comes about a week after a similar attack on another tanker in the region, Choong said. In that attack the pirates released the crew after stealing the oil onboard, he said.
“Judging the past attacks, they’ll take the vessel for several days, ransack it, take the cargo and leave the sailors,” Choong said.
Analysts believe the recent hijackings of tanker ships likely are the work of a single, sophisticated criminal gang with knowledge of the oil industry and oil tankers. Those involved in the hijackings may have received that experience in Nigeria’s southern Niger Delta, where thieves tapping pipelines running through swamps steal hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil a day.
Source : Reuters

Africa World Airlines To Receive Its First Aircraft

Africa World Airlines, the newest operator on the domestic and international scene, will receive its first aircraft on August 30, an official statement from the company said yesterday. It said the 50-seater jet engine Embraer aircraft with registration number 9G-AET will touch down at the Kotoka International Airport at 01130 hours.
The aircraft is the first of two (2) ERJ145s to be received and will be serving the domestic market.
“Commencement of operation in the domestic market is a crucial first phase of the hub and spoke model Africa World Airlines would be running to link  regional and international flights”, the statement quoted TogbeAfede XIV, the founder of Africa World Airlines, as saying.
The statement said Africa World Airlines will officially launch its domestic operations on the 21st September 2012 with a flight from Accra to Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale after an elaborate pre-flight ceremony.
“We have chosen this particular day for our first flight to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the birth of  our first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, who was born on September 21, 1909”, TogbeAfede said.

Source : GNA

My health comes first: Karen

My health comes first

Karen's ulcer unfolds on Twitter!
  1. Karen_Igho
    RT @dacutecookie: Health they say is wealth Queen K RT @Karen_Igho: I love my life so health comes first
  2. Karen_Igho
    I love my life so health comes first
  3. Karen Tweeted yesterday that she was reporting for the doctors rooms after she started throwing up and being in pain. Fans took to the micro blogging site to wish the Naija FM DJ a speedy recovery. 
  4. Leelandi
    @Karen_Igho. Hi Karen, hope you're doing better than yesterday. Strongz!
  5. osaren1
    @Karen_Igho how is your health?hope u re feeling beTter
  6. Dineomokononde
    @Karen_Igho how are feeling dear?
  7. OhioDongaldo
    I feel ur pain."@agbawe2: No more Sapele water "@Karen_Igho: Dr said no more drinking for me because of my ulcer.""
  8. Well in typical Karen style... she can never remain down for a long time, this morning she tweeted that she was feeling much better. Karen's fans and followers on Twitter wasted no time in wishing her a speedy recovery. She also took this picture with one of the nurses she described as 'the nurse that saved my life'. 

    Karen who recently joined Naija FM is in high spirits again because she has tweeted that she is feeling much better.

    Check out Karen doing her thing on Naija FM!


1st Year University Student Falls To Her Death In Apparent Suicide

As school is set to start in a couple of weeks, Columbia University is already dealing with a tragedy, as a freshman, Martha Corey-Ochoa, fell from a 10-floor window to her death earlier this week. Dean of Student Affairs Kevin Shollenberger informed students of the death in an email sent around 2:15 a.m., calling the death a tragedy. The university also released the followingstatement:
“Martha Corey-Ochoa, a freshman in the College, passed away last night. Dean Shollenberger informed students of her death in an email, after notifying her family. Her death is being treated as an apparent suicide.” Dean Shollenberger wrote, “Martha was passionate about mathematics and literature, and recognized as a very talented writer.”
Corey-Ochoa, 18, had a promising future, as she was the valedictorian at her high school, Dobbs Ferry, also located in New York, and was planning to double major at Columbia University in English and mathematics.She did not leave a suicide note, and there were no witnesses, according to the Daily Mail.