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1  Forum / Law and Crime / Breaking News" Evans appears in court in handcuffs. on: 27-10-2017 12:34PM
Kidnap kingpin Chukwudumene Onwuamadike, aka Evans, on Friday appeared before the Lagos State High Court Igbosere in handcuffs for continuation of his trial.

The billionaire kidnapper is facing a two-count charge bordering on murder and illegal possession of firearms.
Daily Post reports that the kidnap kingpin was brought into the court amid heavily-armed, combat-ready policemen.
The court is scheduled to hear his application challenging the competence of the two separate charges.
2  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / United States In Preparations For 24-Hour Nuclear Alert Amid North Korea Tensions. on: 23-10-2017 07:06PM
The U.S. may be preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers on 24-hour alert, something which has not been done since the end of the Cold War in 1991, amid escalating tensions with North Korea.

According to U.S. media reports, the decision that would see several B-52s ready for take-off has not been made yet, and would be a general response rather than a reaction to a specific event, the U.S. Defence One website reported Sunday, citing Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein.

According to Fox News broadcaster, Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana is being renovated in order to enable the Boeing B-52 strategic bombers to take off whenever necessary.
However, some defence officials have reportedly denied such rumours.

The situation on the Korean Peninsula has grown progressively tenser as Pyongyang has continued to launch missile and nuclear tests, inspite of warnings of the international community and, in particular, the United States.

The situation on the Korean Peninsula has escalated over the past few months due to Pyongyang’s repeated missile launches and a nuclear test, all conducted in violation of the UN Security Council resolutions.
In September, the UN Security Council adopted its toughest resolution against Pyongyang, restricting oil exports as well as the country’s access to gas liquids, and banning import of textile products from the Asian nation.

The tensions in particular led to an exchange of threats between Washington and Pyongyang, with Trump threatening to take a “devastating” military option and “totally destroy” North Korea if forced to defend the United States.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warning Washington of the highest level of hard-line countermeasures in history.
3  Forum / Law and Crime / Court Awards N2m Against Police For Arresting Evans’ Brother-In-Law. on: 23-10-2017 07:01PM
For arresting the brother-in-law of billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, the Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday entered judgment against the Nigeria Police Force.

In the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Mr. Okwuchukwu Obiechina, said to be Evans’ brother-in-law, Justice Mohammed Idris, on Monday, declared Obiechina’s arrest and detention unconstitutional.
The judge ruled that the remand order which the police claimed to have obtained from a magistrates’ court was invalid.

Apart from ordering the police to immediately release Obiechina unconditionally or charge him to court if they have any case against him, the court also awarded N2m damages in his favour against the police.
Justice Idris also ordered the police to tender a public apology to Obiechina to be published in two national dailies.
4  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Hallelujah, it works! Goal-line decision system used to full effect at Stamford on: 18-08-2013 06:37PM
Goal-line technology was required for the first time in the Barclays Premier League at Stamford Bridge today - and thankfully its debut was successful.

Chelsea were 2-0 up in first-half stoppage time against newly-promoted Hull on Jose Mourinho's return to English football when Hawk-Eye was deployed.

Branislav Ivanovic met Frank Lampard's corner with a firm header hit straight at Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor, who saved on the line at the second attempt.

Getting ready: Ivanovic rises to meet the ball

Not over the line: Alan McGregor just about keeps the header out, with the system proving so
The referee's watch will only buzz when the ball crosses the goal-line, so it can be safe to assume Jonathan Moss felt no vibrations in a decision which is now out of his hands.

There were no protests from the Chelsea players and Mourinho and Hull counterpart Steve Bruce shared pleasantries as the half came to an end.

Replays also indicated the technology was working and Hawk-Eye's view of the incident was broadcast on television and on the big screen in the ground.

5  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / See How Secondary School Girls Are Running Secret Prostitution on: 18-08-2013 06:17PM

While it is no longer news that prostitution is on the increase, teenage prostitution is a new phenomenon that is causing worry in the society. Teenagers of secondary school age seem to be competing with older women in a bid to sell their bodies to men.

Mary Istifanus (not her real name) 15 is a senior secondary school drop-out who has been sleeping with men for money. One might think she is in denial as she sees the act as one that is devoid of any personal gratification, saying:

    "I am not a prostitute, I just hustle to make ends meet. My father is dead and my mother who sells Akara can’t take care of us."

She explains how she got into prostitution. “My class mates introduced me to the trade. One day, they invited me to their restaurant after school where some customers gave us money. We were then invited to a particular hotel and since then, that was how I started sleeping with men for money. I was suspended from school for being rebellious and so I stopped attending”.

Another underage prostitute, 17-year-old Grace who opened up to LEADERSHIP said she was brought to Abuja from her village in Nasarawa State to work for one Hajiya who sells food in Garki Model market.

According to her, “Traders who we serve food to will dash us money and tell us to meet them in a hotel in the night. I have several boyfriends in the market; even the wheelbarrow boys you think are poor can give a girl as much as N2,000.

"This is how we make money and I send it home to my mother to help them out.”

Nobody can say what is pushing teenage girls to prostitution; most have blamed it largely on economic and social factors. Dr Adeyinka Adetokunbo, a Gynaecologist, observes that “teenage prostitution leads to negative effects on the totality of the child later on in life. Most of them have little access to healthcare and suffer extremely unhygienic conditions. It is also common knowledge that prostitution promotes the spread of HIV because most of their clients refuse to have protected sex with the girls, believing that it will bring them fresh blood.

This early sexual intercourse causes a lot of damage to children, including:
honeypotl tearing, physical after-effects of torture, pain, infection, or unwanted pregnancy, depression, personality or sexual orientation confusion, problems with behaviour, insomnia and loss of self-confidence.”

She further explained that in most cases, these teenage prostitutes end up with sexually transmitted diseases as Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes, human papilloma virus, HIV/AIDS, staphylococcus and syphilis. They also experience pelvic pain and inflammatory disease (PID), unwanted pregnancy, trauma, stress, depression, anxiety, and risk of self-mutilation, suicide and homicide.

Child psychologist, Peter Ishaya stated that child prostitution is when underage teenagers start experimenting with sex before their 18th birthday.

“The Jubilee Action report (1995) states that, up to 1 million female children join prostitution each year around the world. You can attribute the causes to poverty, unemployment, broken homes, and lack of education, drugs, pornography, and rebellion”.

“Prostitution leaves young girls traumatised for years. They end up not trusting anybody and become lazy because they believe that they can make quick money by just sleeping with a man. It also affects the way they treat people because they sleep with men who are their parents’ age or older. Then they tend to stop respecting adults,” he added.

Pastor John Abiyomi of Gods Light and Truth Ministry said:
“The Bible condemns prostitution under whatever guise. It doesn’t matter the age of the person, God frowns against it. It is written in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 that none of the daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, and none of the sons of Israel shall be a cult prostitute. You shall not bring the fee of a prostitute or the wages of a dog into the house of the Lord your God in payment for any vow, for both of these are an abomination to the Lord your God.”

He also quotes, “In Kings 14:24 ‘Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God’. The Bible also made references to some people that practice prostitution in Leviticus: ‘And there were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations that the Lord. So you can see from the verses that God frowns at the practice of prostitution whether you are old or young. Our bodies are the temple of the Lord and we have been enjoined to keep it holy. For a prostitute is a deep pit and a wayward wife is a narrow well. Like a bandit she lies in wait, and multiplies the unfaithful among men.”

God forbids involvement with prostitutes because He knows such involvement is detrimental to both men and women. He continues, “For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil; but in the end, she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death, her steps lay hold of hell” (Proverbs 5:3-5 NKJV).

Prostitution not only destroys marriages, families, and lives, but it destroys the spirit and soul in a way that leads to physical and spiritual death. God’s desire is that we stay pure and use our bodies as tools for His use and glory (Romans 6:13). First Corinthians 6:13 says, “The body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.” Although prostitution is sinful, prostitutes are not beyond God’s scope of forgiveness”.
6  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Killer heels! The shocking 3D scan that shows how stilettos cause unsightly claw on: 18-08-2013 04:00PM
The first 3D scan of a female foot in high heels has highlighted the painful price fashion-conscious women may pay for tottering around in towering Christian Louboutins or Jimmy Choos.

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Andy Goldberg says all the body weight gets forced on to the front of the feet, eventually causing unsightly clawed toes that can become arthritic.

Wearing stilettos pushes and twists bones out of line, resulting in knobbly  bunions and other painful conditions.

The picture above was taken with a new £200,000 scanner at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, North London. The PedCAT machine, the first of its kind in the UK, does a 360-degree scan of the patient’s feet in just 60 seconds.

Doctors can then view the resultant 3D image from every angle, spinning it around to view the foot from above, below and the side. It also takes 600 2D views of the foot.

Mr Goldberg, a foot and ankle specialist, said the technology was a major advance over traditional 2D X-rays, which could lead to misdiagnoses. ‘The scanner gives us much more information,’ he said.

‘It shows the deformity caused by wearing high heels is much more complicated than we previously thought.

‘With high heels, the toes are squashed inside the shoe. The more stiletto-shaped they are, the worse it is. The toes not only get squashed, but they become clawed too.’

The base of the big toe becomes ‘deviated outwards’, forming a  bunion, while the scanner also shows how these bones can become  ‘rotated and dropped’.

Pea-shaped bones under the base of the big toe – called sesamoids – get dislodged by the immense pressures put on them.

Mr Goldberg added: ‘There’s nothing wrong with being in this high heel position temporarily – it forms a part of your normal stride. And if you wear heels for an hour or two at an evening party, it’s not a problem.

‘But if you wear them for eight hours a day for years on end, you  will develop problems.’

It wasn’t just middle-aged women who suffered, he said. ‘It’s not uncommon for me to see teenage girls in my clinic. They are usually accompanied by their mothers, who tell them, “Look, the doctor says you should be wearing sensible shoes!” But I try not to get involved with family politics too much.’

Most of these younger patients had to a degree inherited their foot problems, he said. ‘If you have got a family history of high heel wearers and you wear them a lot, you are pretty much guaranteed to develop bunions,’ he said. ‘If you are not genetically predisposed, wearing high heels may accelerate bunions.’

Standing tall: Victoria Beckham, left, and Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley, right, in towering heels

Mr Goldberg warns foot pain can be debilitating. ‘Foot and ankle problems affect your walking and take over your life. There’s a saying that if you want to take someone’s mind off a problem, put them in tight shoes.’

A survey of patients at the  hospital’s foot and ankle clinic found that 57 per cent had experienced severe pain as a result of wearing uncomfortable shoes such as high heels.

And 86 per cent claimed they found it difficult finding comfortable shoes. In truth, the internet is now awash with firms which offer sensible footwear in fashionable shades.

Mr Goldberg added: ‘People don’t like doctors like me saying, “Your shoes are a problem.” If I suggest they buy themselves some comfy shoes, I’m liable to get punched in the face.’

He claimed some patients exaggerated the pain their bunions caused to get them surgically removed – so they could then continue to squeeze their feet into fashionable shoes.

Mr Goldberg said the damage caused by high heels was nothing new: ‘We have always been slaves to fashions that have led to deformity.

‘But what we should be doing is fitting people’s shoes around their feet, rather than the other way around.

‘If a fashion icon such as Victoria Beckham designed a range of shoes that really fitted our feet, then that would be a real game-changer.’

7  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Secret Love Affair Between Fani-Kayode & Bianca Ojukwu on: 18-08-2013 03:33PM
According to inside sources, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode and former beauty queen Ms Bianca Onoh, who later  became Mrs Bianca Ojukwu were heading for the altar in the late 80’s, but the wheels of their love life was clogged by an unexpected event.

From information available to, the unexpected event is pregnancy:
Bianca Odinaka Olivia Onoh, the sixth child of Late Chief Christian Chukwuma Onoh, the second republic governor of the old Anambra state, had met Femi Fani-kayode while she was studying for her A- levels in Cambridge Tutorial College. Fani-Kayode was then attending the University of Cambridge for his Master’s Degree programme in law.

Sources revealed that Bianca was already a queen before they met. Bianca had won the MISS MARTINI, a beauty pageant organized by the beverage company known as Martini Rossi, while schooling at Yorkshire in England. Then, Femi, whose father was the second Queen’s Counsel (Senior Advocate of Nigeria) that Nigeria produced, was finishing his Master’s programme, while Bianca was settling down for her combined honours degree in Politics, Economics and Law at the University of Buckingham.

The two later found each other in Nigeria. While Femi had finished the youth service programme, Bianca had also transferred to the University of Nigeria, Nzukka, where her father had compelled her to study law. Late Chief C.C Onoh, a lawyer and expert in land matters had genuinely and strongly guided his children into reading law.

Later, as the current Nigeria’s Ambassador to Spain was done with her programme and out of the university, the former aide to ex-President Obasanjo was getting set to join his father’s law chamber. Around this time, another lady, Miss Saratu Attah had equally found a place in Femi’s heart. She soon got pregnant for him.

The pregnancy of Saratu Attah, whose father, Alhaji Adamu Attah, was the second republic governor of Kwara State, reportedly set the relationship between Femi and Bianca on the edge of ruins.

Sometime in 1997, at the wedding anniversary of Ide Ahaba, Chief Sonny Odogwu in Asaba, Delta State, Bianca, who was already married and equally expecting her first child then, had told a frontline celebrity journal, when she was asked about her botched marriage plans with Femi Fani-Kayode that:

    “It [the marriage] was not meant to be… I met FFK in London and we both dreamt of having a beautiful home, but things didn’t work our way. I know that he’s married now.”

The marriage plans collapsed because Femi had impregnated Saratu, who later gave birth to Folake, the first child of Femi Fani-Kayode, who now holds a Master’s degree in Law. Bianca went on with her law programme and later joined her father in his chambers.

However, the 'good times' Fani-Kayode and Bianca enjoyed in London before their planned marriage which did not happened is what is creating more controversy.
8  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Miracle, This Man Wakes Up In Mortuary After Three Days on: 18-08-2013 03:23PM
Retired soldier Kayode Sotunde, 49, had plans for better living when he undertook a journey from Gboko to Kano on April 11, this year, but he did not make it to Kano alive. The bus conveying the ex-soldier crashed on the way, claiming him and 17 others.

But the saying, ‘old soldier never dies’ appears to have played out with Sotunde as he woke up after being in the mortuary for three days, where his body was kept, waiting for his family.

    "I am a living witness to the fact that God exists. You may not believe me, just like I may not have believed it if it did not happen to me. I died in an accident along with 17 others, but resurrected three days after in the mortuary.”

It was when his corpse was taken out of the mortuary for burial preparation that he suddenly woke up.

Kayode narrated his experience to SUN's Moshood Adebayo in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Journey from Gboko to mortuary
On that fateful day, that was April 11, 2013, I was travelling from Gboko to Kano to see my younger brother, Jide Sotunde, a soldier serving in Kano. We had agreed on the journey which we had thought would afford us to discuss important issues, including the possibilities of getting another job that would not be too far from where I had my wife.

I retired from the Nigerian Army, (Supply and Transport), Apapa Lagos where I served for 30 years, during which I also participated in many peace keeping force assignments outside Nigeria.

After retirement, I got a job as a security guard at the Dangote Cement, Gboko, Benue State from where I also resigned because of the distance of my workplace and where my family was based in Osogbo.

The ill-fated vehicle was an 18-seater passenger bus, which I boarded in Gboko en-route Kano. We were barely two hours into the journey when a passenger asked us to pray. Since it was a normal thing for a passenger to offer to pray on such a long journey, I did not heed his call. I was just playing with my mobile phone set.

Aside from that, I didn’t believe in the prayer since I didn’t know anything about Jesus Christ. I was a freethinker who neither went to church nor worshipped any idol. We were making progress on the journey when suddenly there was a bang. That was all I could recollect about the journey until I woke up three days after in the mortuary of the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Kano where I was told that I died in an accident and my corpse along with other 17 passengers were deposited there.

Even though the hospital authorities told me that I was in their morgue for three days as a dead man, I actually spent more days there before I could regain my senses.

I was to be buried in Kano
I was told that before I returned from the land of the dead, my family had instructed my younger brother who I was visiting in Kano before the accident to bury me in Kano since they could not afford the N150,000, which was said to have been requested by transporters to take my corpse from Kano to Abeokuta. My elder sister, Moradeke Sotunde played a prominent role in this regard.

I was also told that it was at the point that my corpse was being prepared for interment that suddenly I returned to the land of the living after my corpse was taken out of the mortuary for prayers by Islamic clerics who were said to have sprinkled water on my corpse preparatory to my burial. I was also told that my hair was also shaved as demanded by the clerics.

I was told that my corpse was taken out of the mortuary after they had dug my grave and organised some clerics to offer the funeral prayers.

They wanted to bury me in Kano because my family members couldn’t afford N150,000 demanded for carrying my corpse to Abeokuta for burial. The initial plan was to move my corpse back home to Abeokuta, where a grave had been dug but for the transportation cost.

Life in the land of the dead
My brother, truly, there is life after death. I can also tell you that there is a living God. You may not believe me, but I am a living witness to this. I may not be able to describe Heaven or Hell, but there is another life after this one that we are living.

This place I am talking about is full of snow. I may not have been to America, but I have heard about snow. Where we were was full of snow, with plenty of something that I can describe as alum stones; whitish in colour with something I can describe as granite in this physical world. In spite of the terrible cold, there was no day that we felt cold and it was never harmful to us.

All of us were there without knowing whether we are male or female. We couldn’t see our eyes, mouth and nose. We had no leg; we had no arm, but we floated in the air without our bodies touching the ground. We were flying around what I will describe as another planet.

On the third day of my arrival on the strange planet, they gave me a message that we were expecting one big prophet.

After the message was delivered, they nominated ushers among us to welcome the prophet. And seconds later, people started trooping in, jubilating as if a goal was just scored in a football match.

On that planet, there were many stars which were not stable in one place, like we have in the sky in this world. I noticed that on a daily basis, people kept on increasing, even though we don’t know from where they came.

I was in this mood until they (I don’t know them) told me that I should go back home to work for the Lord. According to them, there were many people in the world who are not only in bondage, but are also afflicted with human pains. They also instructed that I should work for the Lord and heel people. I was even arguing, putting up some resistance that I could not do it. This was the condition I found myself until I opened my eyes and saw Jide, my younger brother in this part of the world again.

In God’s vineyard
Since the Lord has directed me to work for Him, I will surely do so because ‘to be forewarned, is to be forearmed.’ It was because of this that I went to do my thanksgiving service at the Mountain of Fire and Miracle, in Lagos with the General Overseer, Pastor Olukoya.

The Lord has started performing miracles in other people’s lives through me. I don’t want to sound boastful, but God has started using me. I do pray for people now and they usually return to tell me that their problems have been solved. It is the Lord’s doing.

I have already prayed for a woman who has married been for 14 years without a child that God will give her the fruit of the womb. The person who lives in Ikorodu spoke to me through the telephone and I believe Lord will answer her prayers and request. I have accepted to work in God’s vineyard till I return to Him.

Day I returned to Abeokuta
I caused a stir in this area when I returned alive to Abeokuta because people including my family members, except my brother who was with me when I rose from the dead, did not know I had risen from the dead.

On arrival in Abeokuta, we played pranks on my people as they did not know that I was returning to home alive that day.

When we got nearer home, the person that accompanied me decided to call Kemi, my mother’s last born that we were already in Abeokuta. When my sister saw me, she fainted and was later revived. She was shivering when she woke up.

We later told her to return home to tell others that I had risen from the dead. On my way, I saw people mourning me, wearing black attire.

I trekked a distance of about 800 metres to my father’s house. There, a grave had also been dug beside my late father’s before the family decided to bury my corpse in Kano. I waved as people were expressing shock and disbelief at seeing me alive. When I attempted to move closer to a woman in her shop, she ran away, thinking I was a ghost and pleading that she had no hands in my death. My sister, Moradeke who lives in Lagos was also wearing a black attire, mourning along with others until I returned home.

I returned to Abeokuta on the very day I was to be buried. I even met many of the mourners, wearing black (including my sisters) who had gathered in my father’s house here, (Sabo Abeokuta).

There was also a particular woman who threw away the beans meal she was eating and ran away from her shop when she sighted me.

I kept on saying that I was not dead, but she found it difficult to believe me.

Health challenges
Although I have returned from the land of the dead, I have not fully regained my health as I am talking to you. I have both chest and body pains. In fact, medically speaking, I am not alright. I usually run strange temperature. That was why I visited the Federal Medical Centre, Idi Aba for medical treatment. I vomit blood each time I cough. I can’t engage in any hard labour.

Besides, a lot of strange things have started happening to me. Sometimes, I feel as if I am still in the mortuary. I will be seeing a lot of heads. My sight is not normal, it sometimes fails me. I have also started giving messages to people about things that they don’t know about their family.

I started revealing to them what had happened in the past to their astonishment. This has made many people to run away from me with some describing me as a demon. To be sure that I am not a ghost, I tried to relate with my friends as well as eat with them. Despite this a few of my friends still avoid to shake hands with me, thinking that I am a ghost.

I am homeless
You ask where I live? To answer straight, I am homeless, because I am currently squatting with my younger sister, causing her and her family inconveniences. Even though she is not complaining, I know that I am inconveniencing her.

I have been given quit notice in Osogbo after my landlord heard of the incident. According to him, he could not live with Akudaaya (ghost). I stayed at No 1, Rasco Hall, Oke Fia, Osun State, Osogbo, It was the ejection that informed my living with my sister here (Abeokuta).

I need serious financial assistance from well-meaning Nigerians to take care of my health and sustenance. Survival is difficult for me. That is why I appeal to Nigerians to come to my aid. I want to stop being a burden to my sister and her nuclear family. I want individuals as well as corporate bodies and churches to help me financially. God will surely replenish their purses in abundance in Jesus name.

I had a broken home some years back and I remarried two years ago, but when the incident happened, the woman (new wife) abandoned me and ran away from Osogbo.

I want to appeal to Nigerians and other people that there is God. I want them to believe that there is life after death; so we should do good to our fellow beings. Heaven and Hell are real. Where we want to go is an option for us to decide.

I want people to know that it is just a matter of seconds between life and death.

9  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Nigerian jailed over bungled attempts to stay in Britain on: 17-08-2013 09:47AM
As a loving couple about to embark on married life, it helps if the bride-to-be knows her fiance’s name.

Unfortunately when Nigerian Chinedu Amadi turned up at a register office to book a wedding, his Hungarian ‘partner’ failed to get to grips with his.

Staff, who were already suspicious, became more concerned  when Amadi, 27, struggled to remember his own address.
Their fears were confirmed three months later when Amadi arrived for his wedding in January not only an hour late, but with a different woman.

Registrar Debra Webster, having noticed the mysterious change of bride, told them their ceremony would have to be postponed because of Amadi’s lateness.

And when the groom returned to the Leicester register office again – on Valentine’s Day – he was accompanied by a third woman, Hungarian Szilvia Basco-Porkolab, 38.

As waiting immigration officials swooped to arrest the pair, Amadi said she looked different because she had previously worn a wig.
Meanwhile Basco-Porkolab insisted she was there only as a witness, even though she was wearing a wedding dress.

Further investigations revealed that Amadi had paid a mystery ‘fixer’ £5,000 to arrange a bogus wedding to an EU national.

Basco-Porkolab had a history of participating in sham weddings. She had previously married another Nigerian, Ikechukwu Egbe, at Gretna register office in May last year. Egbe, 33, was later arrested at his Leicester home.

Meanwhile Amadi’s first bride, ‘Rita Durgos’, whose real name was Rubin Durgos, 39, of Coalville, Leicestershire, was also arrested.

All four were jailed on Thursday at Leicester Crown Court.

Officials have been unable to trace the second bride.

Prosecutor Neil Bannister said: ‘The offences came to light with the intended marriage, initially, between Durgos and Amadi.

‘Durgos struggled to pronounce the first name of Amadi and he struggled to remember his address. Mrs Webster (the registrar) also thought the couple were being excessively affectionate and gained the impression they were trying too hard to demonstrate they were a couple.’

Basco-Porkolab, a mother of two from Leicester, admitted two counts of conspiracy to breach immigration laws relating to sham marriages, and was jailed for 34 months.

Amadi, from Gillingham, Kent, admitted a similar charge and was jailed for 20 months. Like Egbe, he had been in the UK on a student visa.

He hoped that marriage to a European citizen would assist his attempts to gain long-term residency in Britain.

Egbe was convicted of conspiracy, and jailed for 30 months.

Durgos, who came to the UK in 2004, also admitted conspiracy, and was jailed for 20 months.

A source close to the case said: ‘It was a farce from start to finish with three different brides and a groom who bowled up an hour late to his own wedding.

‘I don’t know how they thought they would get away with it.’


10  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / The unarmed protester confronting Egyptian tank is 'gunned down' as 91 die on on: 17-08-2013 09:28AM
As deadly clashes between government forces and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood continued in Egypt Friday, a disturbing video has emerged that appeared to show the military firing on unarmed demonstrators.
The footage clocking in at just under a minute was uploaded to YouTube August 16. The caption written in Arabic read: 'The army shoots on peaceful protesters in Ismailia.'
Ismailia is a city in northeastern Egypt, where Reuters reported that four protesters were killed Friday during a 'Day of Rage.'
Scroll down for videos Day of rage: A disturbing video was uploaded to YouTube Friday showing what appears to be a clash between peaceful protesters and army tanks in the city of Ismailia  Under fire: About 30 seconds into the video, rapid gunfire erupts, prompting some of the protesters to drop down to a crouch and others to flee

It has not been established if the four deaths confirmed in Ismailia are related to the events depicted in the video.
NBC News foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin tweeted that the news agency Storyful had confirmed the video's authenticity.
A YouTube user by the moniker ahmedkhtr wrote in the comments section, apparently referring to one of the protesters who was allegedly shot in the video: 'He is my friend. His name is Ahmed Hachim one of the best guys ever he is a communication engineer, had a family son&daughter.’
The unsettling clip begins with a group of men numbering more than two dozen marching on four tanks positioned on a city street. Defiant: As most people ran away, one man remained standing directly in front of a tank with his arms raised Gunned down: The demonstrator (seen in background) appears to be struck repeatedly struck by bullets, and then falls down  Aftermath: The alleged shooting victim is seen rolling over on the ground next to another man  Fact or fiction? NBC News foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin tweeted that the news agency Storyful had confirmed the video's authenticity

The demonstrators appear unarmed, many of them raising or waving their hands in the air. Two of participants are carrying an unfurled banner.
About 30 seconds into the video, rapid gunfire erupts, prompting some of the protesters to drop down to a crouch and others to flee.
As more shots are fired, most of the people abandon the street. One person, however, remains standing directly in front of a tank with his arms raised above his hand.
Just seconds later, the defiant protester wearing blue jeans, a T-shirt and a white hat appears to be struck by a bullet in his leg. He then falls down after apparently being shot again.
A young man in the foreground who witnessed the shooting grimaces and gesticulates in anguish before running away, while the alleged shooting victim is seen rolling over on the ground next to another man.  Pivotal moment: The alleged shooting of the unarmed man was also captured on a cell phone video taken from a different angle

A cell phone video of the alleged shooting, recorded from a different angle by another eyewitness, was also posted to YouTube. That clip shows the protester getting shot directly in front of a tank.
News reports said more than 40 people died in clashes that spread to Alexandria, Ismailia, Damietta, Fayoum and other cities. Egypt's military-backed government said there were 27 confirmed deaths nationwide.
Last night, at least 91 protesters and police were feared dead in Cairo as a ‘Day of Rage’ ended in inevitable bloodshed.
Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi called for fresh demonstrations after more than 600 people were killed when attempts to clear protest camps earlier in the week turned into a massacre.
The fresh violence erupted when tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets after Friday prayers.Fleeing for their lives: Friday's death toll has now reached 64 across Egypt, including eight police officers, A member of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shouts slogans after being injured during clashes in front of Azbkya police station 'Day of Rage': Hundreds have been reported injured and around have been 50 killed in today's protests in the Egyptian capital Street battle: A Morsi supporter is taken from the crowd after he was injured during a protest outside Al-Fath Mosque in Ramses Square, in Cairo Home-made weaponry: Morsi protesters throw rocks, lamps and what appears to be kitchen appliances, near the Four Seasons hotel in Garden City area of Cairo  Residents and protesters: More prominently than during earlier violence, there were street battles between Morsi supporters and vigilante residents rather than police

Companies such as Thomas Cook are cancelling holidays booked by German customers – but are still flying Britons out to Red Sea resorts such as Sharm el Sheikh because of differing advice issued by the two countries.
The Muslim Brotherhood – the party of the ousted president – called for a ‘Friday of Anger’ in response to the mass killing on Wednesday when security forces cleared protest camps set up after last month’s military coup.
Beforehand the military-backed government had authorised the use of live ammunition, warning anyone attacking the police or official buildings would be dealt with ‘severely’.
Tanks and armoured vehicles blockaded key routes around Cairo and when protesters converged on Ramses Square, police fired tear gas and gunshots echoed around the capital.
In a nearby mosque, transformed into a field hospital, one witness counted at least 35 bodies.

11  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / See The Bad Habits That Causes Heart Problem on: 16-08-2013 09:45PM

The heart is one of the most important organs in the human body, as it is responsible for pumping blood and delivering all the nutrients your body needs in order to function correctly. But some of our habits take their toll on our hearts and we do not realize this until it is too late.

Below are the core 7 bad habits that destroy people's heart:

1. Increased Alcohol Consumption
Having a drink every once in a while will not have a major impact on your heart (especially if you consume wine, which has a series of health benefits), but if you consume alcohol regularly then you heart will suffer in the long run. In addition to the devastating effects alcohol is known to have on your liver, it can also harm your bones, affect your memory and it considerably increases the risk of heart disease along with the risk of hypertension.

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the US, and by quitting alcohol you can reduce the risk by up to 50% or even more. Remember that it is not the alcohol consumption itself that affects your heart, it is the abuse of alcohol that affects it in the long term.

2. Eating Too Much Salt
Food is tasteless without a pinch of salt, and that is a known fact. However, many of us overuse this ingredient, and that puts us at risk for high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke, therefore you might want to think twice before adding extra salt to your meals!

3. Lack Of Exercise
The lack of exercise is another underlying cause of heart disease, not to mention that people who do not do regular physical exercises are more prone to develop type 2 diabetes as well. The less we exercise, the more likely we are to gain weight, and extra pounds are known to destroy the heart, slowly but surely. Besides the fact that many people get stuck in front of the TV for hours, they also have the bad habit of continuously eating snacks of all kinds.

This is a deadly combination that can trigger a series of dangerous illnesses. Exercising, on the other hand, can elevate the mood, ensure the proper functioning of your heart and brain, improve the blood flow and cell oxygenation and so on.

4. Leaving Your Depression And Anxiety Untreated
Anxiety, depression and stress can have a tremendous impact on your overall health, not to mention that they also weaken your heart. However, if these issues are addressed in real time, their effects can be minimized – on the other hand, if left untreated they lower your immunity and energy levels, they decrease your appetite and they also have an impact on your nervous system. Negative emotions affect your heart health and that is not a secret!

5. Comfort Eating
It often happens that we eat even when we are not hungry, and the main problem is that we eat unhealthy foods: sugary products, high-fat products and foods rich in salt are some of our most common choices in terms of food. In addition to making us fat, comfort eating is a major risk for heart disease.

As a matter of fact, approximately three out of four men in the US are overweight while two women out of three have several extra pounds. If you know to be overweight, the answer is very simple: avoid over-sizing your food portions, lower your sugar intake, increase your water intake and avoid fast food and fried foods.

6. Smoking
Smoking is a silent killer, but even if we are all well-aware of the side effects of tobacco cigarettes, there still are tens of millions of smokers worldwide. As statistics reveal, smoking is responsible for approximately 30% of the deaths related to heart disease – not to mention that it is also a high risk factor for certain types of cancer like mouth, throat or lung cancer.

7. Lack Of Sleep
Lack of sleep can lead to what is known as sleep deprivation. In turn, sleep deprivation leads to hormonal imbalances, which not only make you eat more but also have an impact on your heart. The stress hormone levels are also increased by the lack of sleep, and the side effects of stress have been detailed above. For a healthy heart, adults should get around 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
12  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / OMG:Photo : Woman Gives Birth To Tortoise After Having A 10Months Pregnancy In L on: 16-08-2013 09:16PM

A tradomedical practitioner in Lagos has claimed that a 20-yearold woman delivered a tortoise and a baby girl in his clinic. The woman, Rasheedat Raimi, said she had carried the pregnancy for 10 months before she eventually delivered the baby girl and the tortoise at a trado-medical clinic on Mutairu Street, Off Ijegun Road, outskirts of Lagos. She was in pains as she talked to P.M.NEWS about the strange delivery. “I came to Yakafi for prayers because of theterrible pains I was having in my stomach. Immediately I got here, prayers were offered and immediately there was a burst ofwater and blood under me. Continue...

 The tortoise came out with theplacenta and the baby came out later. I couldn’t believe my eyes, but I was very weak. I was happy the pain left me. I felt relieved after the delivery. Ithank God,” she told P.M.NEWS slowly. On whether she attended ante-natal clinic before the delivery, the young woman said: “I carried the pregnancy for 10 months. I did scans several timesand nobody told me that I was carrying tortoisein my womb. What they alwaystold me was that I am alright and would deliver at the right time,” she added. “This is amazing, but true. She did not register with my clinic for ante-natal. When she came here with her people, she was in pains, we didn’t know she will deliver here.

 She only camehere for Tahajjud prayers (night vigil). We were praying when suddenly she started wriggling. She was in pains. “I touched her stomach and observed something strangemoving inside her. It was a strange thing. I thought it wasa lizard but it turned out to be a tortoise. The tortoise tore the placenta into pieces and came out. The baby came out afterwards. “She fainted after the delivery and we had to reviveher with prayers. This is what God can do. She had several scans but nobody told her that she was carrying a tortoise in her womb. God is great,” he declared. Ladies and Gents, Our technology can not see evil spiritual matters(works). Only God can deliver you when on this position. So, stop relying on technology but God. I hope this story has convinced you. Itis well.
13  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Wicked Pastor Rapes and Impregnates Senior Pastor's Daughter; Now Runs A Miracle on: 16-08-2013 09:08PM
A 29-year-old pastor standing trial for molesting and impregnating his senior pastor’s daughter in Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State, has run away to establish his own church, and performing miracles.

He raped the girl in July last year when the youth of the church were having a special programme at night, but Damiolola’s mother said: “We did not know the girl was pregnant until January this year, while he (pastor) had hurriedly left in September 2012.”

The new church, which he started in Ikoyi area of Ikere-Ekiti, is said to be:
Attracting a lot of people, having succeeded in taking many members of the church where he pulled out.
According to Daily Sun, the embattled pastor had been organizing revival programmes and crusade, calling members of the public who were not aware of his atrocities to come for miracles.

The girl, Oluwadamilola (surname withheld) who until her ordeal was a SS1 student of a high school in Ikere-Ekiti, gave birth to a baby boy on May 26, while the man was still in detention, over the matter.

Damilola’s mother told Daily Sun that the father of the young pastor had entered a written agreement with the parents of the girl in March this year, promising that they would take care of the girl and her pregnancy but the lackadaisical attitude of the randy pastor compelled her parents to report the case to the police.

After he was granted bail, he organized a thanksgiving service in his church when his lawyer advised him to transfer the case from the Magistrate Court to High Court.

It was gathered that the middle-aged pastor was married, and this was the reason he hurriedly left the church in September last year when he realized the girl was pregnant and warned her not to let anybody know.