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1  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Beware of Planned Suicide Bombers Dressed in Catholic Sisters Attire — DSS on: 23-08-2014 12:12PM

DSS warns of planned suicide bombing by women dressed in Catholic sisters attire

The Department of State Services has raised alarm over fears that some female suicide bombers are planning to carry out bombing attacks in Nigeria while dressed in Catholic Reverend Sisters attire.

According to a press statement signed by the Deputy Director Public Relations of the DSS Marilyn Ogar, some unidentified persons stormed a local tailoring store in Odutola street in the Sabongari area in Kano state on Wednesday August 20th and stole 13 pieces of Catholic Reverend sisters attire.

The DSS says with the recent increase in female suicide bombings, the stealing of the attires calls for great concern. The DSS called on all Nigerians to be extra vigilant and observant of anyone wearing such regalia. Find the press statement after the cut...
Press Release
On 20th August, 2014, about 0400 hours, some unidentified persons broke into a tailoring shop located at No.55 Odutola Street, Sabon Gari, Kano, and stole about thirteen (13) pieces of Catholic Church Reverend Sisters’ regalia. With the recent trend of female suicide bombings in the country, the theft of these regalia heightens concerns about the possibility of terrorist elements using same to perpetrate acts of terror.
2. Consequently, this Service wishes to draw the attention of the public to this development and to call on all citizens to be more circumspect and exercise greater vigilance with users of such peculiar attires. We therefore enjoin all to continue to cooperate with law enforcement agencies through the provision of useful information on suspicious activities within their immediate environment. This Service will continue to collaborate with all stakeholders as we strive to keep our country safe.
Marilyn OGAR, msi
Deputy Director, Public Relations
Department of State Services
Abuja
22nd August, 2014

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2  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Chibok girls: Parents want case closed, say funeral rites already performed on: 23-08-2014 12:11PM


Four long months after over 200 girls were taken from their school in Chibok, Borno State, the Nigerian government have not been able to find them ...and now their parents want the case closed and have asked the Federal government to just help bring back their daughters corpses. Some of the parents said after missing for four months, they already presumed the girls are no longer alive and have performed their funeral rites according to their custom.

The parents position was made known yesterday August 22nd at the #Bringbackourgirls advocacy group daily sit-out meeting for the rescue of the missing girls at Unity Fountain, Abuja. The group said all the parents want at this time is for the bodies of the girls to be returned to them so they can be given proper burial. “All they said they want is their corpses to bury them honourably” the group said

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3  Forum / The Buzz Central / Is Tiwa Savage expecting a baby? on: 23-08-2014 08:55AM

Fans of Nigeria’s queen of pop, Tiwa Savage-Balogun were filled with joy during the week when news hit the internet that their idol is expecting her first baby.

Tiwa got married to her manager-turned-husband, Tee Billz several months ago.  Reports of her pregnancy went viral online after she showed up at DJ Jimmy Jatt’s 25th years on stage celebration  which held last Sunday at Intercontinental hotel, Victoria Island. The songstress obviously looked glamorous in a blue free gown which many suspected was meant to hide her growing baby bump.

Meanwhile, her tweets further fuel speculations that she may be pregnant. “Official Tiwa Savage, the spirit of a mother. Mrs Tee Billz, married and taken,”she tweeted.

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4  Forum / Sports / “I Have Moved On” – Stephen Keshi May Not Return as Super Eagles Coach     on: 23-08-2014 07:18AM


After his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) expired, Stephen Keshi told reporters that he is looking forward to going back to his family and facing fresh challenges.

It was later reported that the NFF was in talks with him on coming back at the coach of the national football team. Keshi’s alleged demand was better pay and a few additions to continue as coach.

He was previously paid $30,000 a month.

We have been waiting to hear the news that he is back, but nothing yet.

It could be because of the recent drama in the NFF which saw Aminu Maigariimpeached as President and later reinstated, as well as the recent fire outbreak at the head office in Abuja.

Whatever the delay is, Stephen is done waiting.

In a chat with the BBC Sports, he says “I have moved on. I can only wish the country well for the future.”

the 52-year-old added that;

“I’ve had about seven countries approach me in the last two months but I kept them all away.
There’s a game in two weeks (Nations Cup qualifier against Congo) but no-one is thinking about it and at the same time they expect you to win.
I understand the ongoing crisis facing the federation but the national team should not suffer from such at this crucial stage.
Sadly, I also think attention is focused more on the upcoming NFF elections and the national team is simply not a priority.
I love my country and I am aware of the dream our fans had of me taking this team to the next level.
While acknowledging the efforts of some people involved in the negotiation, I think others probably have other important things to do.”

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5  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Church of Aladurah Members in Liberia Seek God’s Help on Ebola on: 23-08-2014 07:13AM

As the Ebola epidemic worsens, health authorities in the affected regions are taking great measures to curb the spread of the disease.

In Liberia, some Church of Aladurah members hope to also do their part to eradicate the disease, by praying to God about the situation.

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6  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Chef cooking snake dies after cobra bites him 20 minutes after head was cut off on: 23-08-2014 06:59AM

A chef preparing a dish from cobra flesh died when the snake's head bit him - 20 minutes after it was cut off. Victim Peng Fan had been preparing a special dish made from the Indochinese spitting cobra, a rare delicacy in Asia where eating snakes is commonplace. But when he went to throw the serpent's severed head into the waste bin, it bit him - injecting him with its fast acting venom. Police say Mr Peng died before he could be given life saving anti-venom in hospital. Diners who were eating in the restaurant at the time have described screams coming from the kitchen as the tragedy unfolded.

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Restaurant guest Lin Sun, 44, who was in the restaurant with his wife Su at the time said: "We were in the restaurant having a meal for my wife's birthday when suddenly there was a lot of commotion.

"We did not know what was happening but could hear screams coming from the kitchen.

"There were calls for a doctor in the restaurant but unfortunately by the time medical assistance arrived the man had already died. After we heard that we did not continue with our meal."

A police spokesman said: "It is a highly unusual case but it appears to be just an accident. He prepared the snake himself and was just unlucky.

"There was nothing that could be done to save the man. Only the anti-venom could have helped but this was not given in time. It was just a tragic accident."

The snake was being diced up to be made into snake soup, which is a delicacy in the area and a much sought after dish in high-end restaurants. China has seen a rising demand for snake products, not only in restaurants but also for use in traditional medicine.

Snake expert Yang Hong-Chang - who has spent 40 years studying cobras - says all reptiles can function for up to an hour after losing body parts, or even their entire body.

Mr Yang said: "It is perfectly possible that the head remained alive and bit Peng's hand. By the time a snake has lost its head, it’s effectively dead as basic body functions have ceased, but there is still some reflexive action.

"It means snakes have the capability of biting and injecting venom even after the head has been severed."

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7  Forum / The Buzz Central / Checkout The Top 10 Richest Celebrities In Nigeria on: 23-08-2014 06:55AM

In a recent release by Vanguard, Genevieve Nnaji tops the list of the top 10 richest celebrities in Nigeria. According to the list, the actress is said to be worth over N220 million. In the selection process, endorsement deals were the major criteria and Genevieve has signed many deals with multi-national companies in recent times including Etisalat, Amstel Malta, Range Rover Envogue and MUD Cosmetics.

Despite being missing from the Glo Ambassador list, Genevieve still knocks out big names like Iyanya in 2nd place at N151 by a whopping 69million in second place with N151 million, music group Psquare who came in third with N140million, Wizkid at number four with N101 million and D’banjwho occupied fifth place with N100million.

1. Genevieve Nnaji: N220 Million
Genevieve Nnaji is representing or has represented brands like Lux, Cintrion Energy drink, Range Rover Evogue, Etisalat, Polo and Amstel Malta. The Etisalat deal alone earned her N100 million. Her deal with Polo is in the region of N70 while the Cintrion drink rakes in N50 million for the actress.

2. Iyanya -N151 million
Iyanya’s endorsement deal with MTN is worth N60 million. He has a $350,000 endorsement deal with Zinox computers and a N35 million deal with phone manufacturing company Solo Mobile.

3. P-Square N140 from Glo
P-Square’s deal with GLO is said to be N140 million.

4. Wizkid – N101 million
Wizkid’s deal with MTN is worth N45 million, his deal with Pepsi worth about $350,000. He also has an endorsement deal with Guinness.

5. D’Banj N100 million
Dbanj’s deal with Glo is said to be worth N100 million

6. Don Jazzy – N75 million
The Don Dorobucci gets paid nothing less than N50 Million from Loya Milk. He also has a N25 million deal from MTN.

7. Omawumi – N35 million
Omawumi’s deal with Glo is said to worth N25 million. She also has deals with Konga reportedly worth between N5 – N10 million, as well as Mortein & Malta Guiness.

8. Tiwa Savage – MTN deal worth N30 million
Tiwa Savage’s MTN deal is reportedly worth N30 million. She also has deals with Pepsi, Forte Oil and Maggi

9. Davido – N30 million MTN Pulse deal
The OBO has deals with MTN Pulse and Guinness Nigeria. His MTN deal is reported to be worth N30 million, while his Guinness endorsement hasn’t been made public.

10. Funke Akindele – N20 million With Vita Foam Nigeria
Funke Akindele has an endorsement deal with Vitafoam reportedly worth N20 million. She also has deals with Globacom, Jobberman.com, Qlichy.com, Klin detergent, Lagos Inland Revenue Service and OMO.

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8  Forum / The Buzz Central / Rising Singer Wisdom Ubiebifayen releases New Photos   on: 23-08-2014 06:51AM

She sure likes to sparkle.

Wisdom Ubiebifayen, also known as Amaikah De Song Goddess, is a rising Nigerian singer.

She is set to premiere her new track – “Ikud” which means Tortoise in English, on Saturday 23rd August 2014, which is also her birthday.

The love song will be a blend of Efik/Ibibio and English.

Check it out!


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