Pastor Sunday Adelaja's Church In Adultery Scandal

Bayo Akinloye

Popular Nigerian pastor, Sunday Adelaja’s church is currently enmeshed in an adultery scandal following allegations that he had extramarital affairs with at least 20 women in his church.

Adelaja, founder of one of Europe’s largest churches, Embassy of the Blessed Kingdom of God for All Nations Church in Kiev, Ukraine, is now under fire to step down as the spiritual head of the church.

The pastor however denied all allegations levelled against him, saying it is an attempt by some people to take over the church from him.

“That is not true at all; I have read what people are saying about me. The funny thing is that nobody asked me for any information; no interview was granted to anyone,” he told SUNDAY PUNCH in an email.

In a statement on its website, the Russian Union of Christians Evangelical Faith stated that Adelaja, at a meeting of pastors and board of elders of the church, confessed to having committed adultery with his female parishioners and that he had repented.

According to a letter posted on the website of the Spiritual Council Russian Union of Christians Evangelical Faith (Pentecostals), written by one Apostle Toff Ulissis, a clergyman said to be providing spiritual care to the Nigerian pastor, Adelaja was urged to “seek psychiatric help in Kiev and the United States.”

Ulissis said, “Pastor Sunday mentioned that he had a relationship with 20 or 30 women; probably, the number was more than he could remember. Also, I talked with many women (married and unmarried), as well as with their husbands, and they shared with me their pain and described how the pastor manipulates people, who work for him. All the stories were equally horrific, disgusting and depressing. People are very sorry about the current situation with the pastor and wanted him to have psychiatric help.

“I made it clear that my aim is not to destroy either the Embassy of God, because many people have found help in the church or Pastor Sunday as a person. I wanted to make sure that everything has been done to these women and the couples have received care, reconciliation and redeeming restoration.”

Also, a bishop in Adelaja’s church, Anatoly Belonozhko, has resigned from the church, saying the embattled pastor was not willing to seek help.

“We, as church elders, began to create new projects and exercises to heal and restore the church, a new structure, and of course, help our pastor. But Pastor Sunday in writing categorically rejected our help, humiliating us and saying that we have no power to tell him what to do and how to do it and that he knows how and what to do.

“For 22 years in the Church of the Embassy of God, of which 14 years in the rank of bishop, I have always been faithful and responsible before God and people for their service. Taking this opportunity, I want to refute the lie that I knew of pastor’s sin for a long time. I found out about the moral fall of Pastor Sunday in the middle of December 2015 through the pastors of the Apostolic Council. After I learned about it, I talked to Pastor Sunday, trying to help. Remaining in the church in the most difficult time for all of us to save and restore the church and souls of men. But as I understand it, the pastor does not need my help,” Belonozhko said.

Debunking all allegations against him, Adelaja stated, “It is actually an old story that was cooked up by some disgruntled members of my leadership team when they knew of my decision to hand over the church because of my plan to return to Africa.

“So, it’s a leadership tussle from those whose desires for church leadership were not granted. I’m happy with my wife. The church here in Ukraine is doing well. So I thank God that their stories though believed by some without confirmation is still false nevertheless.”


source: punch.com

Kate Henshaw And Deji Adeyanju At A Chinese Restaurant (photos)

Star actress Kate Henshaw is really having the best of fun tonight.Her fans are spoiling her at a Chinese restaurant.She was also pictured with PDP New Media Deji Adeyanju.Of recent both are getting a kinda of intimate.What's cooking between the two?Hope say them never start to date.






Re: Kate Henshaw And Deji Adeyanju At A Chinese Restaurant (photos) by jonhemma11: 9:48pm On May 21




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Ronke Shonde Autopsy Report: "She Was Not Killed From Marks Of Violence"



A preliminary autopsy directory late Ronke Shonde has stated the victim had not been killed because of the marks of violence on the.

PUNCH Metro learnt which the result, which had been still sketchy, showed the cause from the death is more complex than earlier thought.

Our correspondent had reported how Lekan, 51, allegedly beat his wife, Ronke, to death at their apartment in the Egbeda-Idimu part of the state last Thursday.

Lekan, a dock worker inside Apapa area, who spoke with our correspondent when it is in hiding, had denied complicity from the death, saying he only slapped her that night.

He instead accused Ronke of sleeping with one Kayode, the manager of your publishing company where she worked since the human resources manager.

After 72 hours in hiding, the suspect gave himself as much as the poilce.

A source on Tuesday said the report had been compiled, adding that simply a phase ended up completed.

He said, “As of now, the report showed that this marks of violence within the victim do not have anything to do with her death. Other areas are still being explored. The actual thing that killed her is not stated.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said police officers had yet to find the report.

She said, “I just spoke with the individuals in charge now plus they said it makes sense not complete yet. I will advise we exercise patience and caution. The police can also be monitoring the way it is and we intend to obtain the report soon. This will be disclosed to your public.”

Meanwhile, the treatments for Learn Africa, the publishing firm where Ronke and Kayode worked, said on Tuesday which the duo left the firm in March.

A statement through the company on Tuesday, said both Ronke and Kayode left the employ in the organisation for the 8th and 10th of March 2016, respectively.

The statement read to some extent, “Late Mrs. Ronke Shonde and Mr. Kayode Oluokun were former employees of Learn Africa Plc. However, as in the time of Mrs. Shonde’s death, that they ceased to get workers of Learn Africa Plc since 8th and 10th of March 2016, respectively.

“During the time scale of their employment, the management will not be in a position to confirm or deny the existence of any relationship between these former employees in different other capacity besides as colleagues.”

Fred Ekata Dies Of Kidney Disease (Pictures)

In the wee hours of today, Ibinabo Fiberesima’s faction of AGN announced the death of seasonal actor Fred Ekata.He died of kidney disease which has been suffering from since last year.

Known for his elderly roles in many movies,Fred Ekata was a member of Ibinabo’s faction of Actors Guild of Nigeria until his death but sadly the troubled organization couldn’t help him.Emeka Ike’s faction of AGN is yet to release an official statement on his death.
See photos of frail-looking Fred Eketa few days before his death above





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Diezani Extends Plea-bargain To Buhari, Opts To Refund $2b, Expose Loots Of Other Oil Cabals

The embattled former untouchable Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke has reportedly sent some allies of President Muhammadu Buhari to plea-bargain on her behalf  in the wake of new revelations of graft against her, Abuja Inquirer reported

The former minister has reached out to "some close, personal friends" of the President to beg him to reign in the security agencies and give her a soft landing, says Abuja inquirer

According to Abuja Inquirer, the Minister, In return, is offering to refund Two Billion US Dollars and to cooperate with federal officials in tracing looted funds that have been siphoned abroad by her various cronies.

We gathered that the President would hear none of that and is insisting that justice must take its course, Abuja Inquirer reported

Last week, the Nation newspaper reported that The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions (EFCC) has seized properties and very expensive jewelry belonging to Diezani Alison-Madueke. The report says the EFFCC confiscated several posh houses in choice parts of Nigeria and a very expensive wrist watch worth £600, 000 and other gold and diamonds from the shamed minister and the wife of one of her business partners, Mr Jide Omokore.

The Nation, quoting an unnamed EFCC source, said: "We have seized many houses belonging to Diezani and Omokore on Banana Island and other places. Also, a wristwatch of about £1.4million was seized from Omokore’s wife. From the former minister, we have retrieved a choice wrist watch worth £600,000 and jewelry in gold and diamond. We will soon show Nigerians all these items for them to appreciate what we have done and to learn some lessons.”

Mrs. Diezani is being tried for money laundering in a London court. Her son is also reported to be wanted by EFCC.

Diezani Alison-Madueke was one of the closest ministers to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, both of whom are from Bayelsa state. She has been fingered in many dubious deals, particularly in the oil industry.

This is not the first time Diezani is offering to refund money to the Federal government. Premium Times reported a while ago that when President Buhari was to meet with US officials including the US Attorney General, Ms Loretta Lynch, to discuss how the US government can facilitate the investigation, arrest and prosecution of some officials of the Jonathan administration implicated in the theft of billions of dollars, she reportedly spoke to the Kaduna state governor, MALLAM Nasir el-Rufai to intercede on her behalf with the President but was rebuffed by the Governor.

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Jonathan Declares 2019 Presidential Ambition

Jonathan Declares 2019 Presidential Ambition
Former president Goodluck Jonathan has declared his interest to run for the presidency in 2019 in Bayelsa State today. A jubilant crowd erupted as news leaked that the former president would be holding a press briefing this afternoon. In a statement released by his media secretary, the former president said, he has been inundated with calls from famous Nigerians to reconsider and salvage the economy from the current decay under the APC led government.
The statement reads in part: “A while ago I stood at the stood Eagle Square, to offer myself for election as the President of our beloved country on the platform of our great party; the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). I decided to run for office because of the many troubles our dear country faced. In a hotly contested election, we ‘lost’ the election to the opposition. We would have rejected the election results but decided my personal ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian.
“I made it clear then that when I leave office, Nigerians will understand the freedom they enjoyed under my administration. Are my I saint? Certainly not. Were my Ministers saints? Certainly not. But the opposition have unleashed untold hardship on Nigerians. I read from the news how power generation dropped to zero for a few hours. I read how the minister of State petroleum told Nigerians that he is not a magician to fix Nigerian oil problems. As we speak, subsidy regime has returned. As we speak the current government have reverted pump price to where we left it.
“Over the years, the Almighty God has made it possible for me to develop a bond with you and I am grateful for your support and understanding in the difficult periods we have journeyed through. Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, as I stand here this day being April 1, I declare to you that our stewardship has not been without challenges. We dealt with waves of insurgencies, vandalization of our nation’s pipelines and armed banditry. Let me crave the indulgence of all present here to stand up to observe a minutes silence in honor of fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers who lost their lives in Agatu. The situation in Agatu and elsewhere has cast a dark cloud on our Nation but we will surely win. A number of young men and women have been kidnapped by these criminal elements including our daughters from Enugu and Kanu States.
“During my tenure, we established a Presidential Initiative for the North East, the Victim Support Fund and the Safe School Initiative. These programs built Almajiri schools and opened brand new universities across all regions in this country. I read how the APC led government dissolved the governing board of universities and sacked the vice chancellors. We did what we did to better the lots of less privileged among us. Today, those dreams are but a mirage.
“I am grateful to all Nigerians for standing with me and my ministers despite the persecution we have so far face by the current administration. Let me also thank the leaders and elders of our great party, the People’s Democratic Party, for the opportunity reposed on all PDP governors and House of Assembly members. I am overwhelmed by the trust, confidence and support of the various organs of our party, the Board of Trustees, the National Caucus, the National Executive Committee, the National Working Committee, the PDP Governors Forum, members of the PDP Caucuses of the National Assembly, and others. This trust showed itself in the just concluded Rivers state re-run elections. This day affords me the opportunity to continue the conversation of development we started together. We must develop our country.

Bride Kidnapped Days After Surviving Acid Attack By Rejected Suitor

Hell has no fury like a woman scorned, so goes a popular saying. But in the case of 19-year-old Fatima Audu, a trader, who recently got married in Lagos, the fury of a man rejected can equally be lethal.

Audu’s case brings to the fore the rarely reported cases of violence suffered by young women in the hand of men whose marriage proposal they reject.


With a narrative that bears some resemblance to the case of 30-year-old Oluwatosin Ashinwo, who Saturday PUNCH reported last week to have been murdered in Ilorin, Kwara State by a rejected lover, Audu has been extremely lucky.

In an unnamed street in a suburb of Lagos on Thursday, our correspondent paid a visit to Audu in a house that has come to be her hideout. She pleaded with our correspondent not to mention the name of the street of her current abode.

Fearing for her life, the young lady is lying low, away from the violent man who made one attempt on her life and also kidnapped her in the last one month. Speaking in fluent English that has little traces of her Hausa tongue, Audu, a Kano State indigene who was born and bred in Lagos, told our correspondent that a young man named Mohammed, whose age she put between 23 and 25 once professed love to her and asked for her hand in marriage.

“I know Mohammed but I did not know much about his personal life. He is from Maiduguri in Borno State. We were friends and he always told me he wanted to marry me. But I always turned him down. We parted ways and I did not see him for a while. I had even forgotten about him,” Audu told our correspondent.

But if Audu had forgotten about Mohammed, obviously the flame of rejection still burn with excruciating pain in the heart of the young man who is said to live in either Lekki or Ikoyi. On Wednesday, March 30, three days to Audu’s wedding, which was to take place on April 2, the unexpected happened.

Audu said, “I went down the street to buy something around 9pm (around her mother’s house) that day and while standing there, I saw a motorcycle approach with a passenger at the back. I saw one of the two young men on the motorcycle holding a cup as they stopped beside me. I did not think much of it. I just thought he was holding a cup of tea.

“One of them then asked me if I was Fatima, I turned and said yes. He said, ‘Someone sent me to you.’ I asked him who and he did not answer, he just poured the content of the cup on me. “But as he raised the cup to pour it, I quickly turned my face and the content poured on my arm. I thought he had poured hot tea on me. The worst I could think of was hot water.”

As Audu’s attackers fled on the bike, the young woman’s arm began to burn. Her first instinct was to race to the hospital. “I did not know what it was but I started feeling the burns. It was when I got to the hospital that I realised that the man on the motorcycle had poured acid on me,” she said.

Despite Audu’s lucky escape from the attack that could have disfigured her forever, she still sustained some nasty burn injuries on her right arm. After the attack, then some calls started coming in. Audu said she started getting calls from someone who had sounded exactly like the young man who poured the acid on her.

Audu’s sister-in-law, who was holding her phone the day after the attack, told our correspondent that when she picked the call, the caller said, “Do you know who attacked you last night?” thinking that he was addressing Audu, the owner of the phone. Audu who later heard the voice of the caller confirmed that it sounded the same with that of the young man who had attacked her.

“The caller said that the attack was just the beginning. I got married as scheduled but after the wedding, the calls continued. The same caller continued to call with anonymous numbers, threatening me for marrying my husband. “He said he would come for me and kill me.

Then on Monday April 25, I got a call from another anonymous caller, this time it was not from the voice I recognised. The person said he was my husband’s relation; he said he had been trying to call my husband but his number was not going through. The caller said two of them were on their way to our house to visit us.

“I called my husband who was away at work at the time but his number did not go through truly. I then called my own family and they said if the callers actually said they were my husband’s relations, I should welcome them and entertain them.”

Unfortunately for Audu, she let the strangers in into her new home and as she set water and refreshment before them, one of them brought out a knife and a lighter and told her to cooperate. They then informed her that someone had sent them to bring her. The strangers said they had been instructed to kill her if she raised the alarm.

Shaking with fright, Audu followed the men into a waiting white Golf car they parked outside. Audu said, “They took me to Ikeja. I remember seeing the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital. We went past it and turned left into a street, where they kept me in an uncompleted building around 7pm that day. “They said they would kill me there and I began to beg them. But they said the man who sent them would come soon. About one hour later, the man came. It was Mohammed.”

According to the young woman, she could not believe her eyes that Mohammed had been the one behind the attack all along. She said she began to beg him but he said the only thing that could save her from death was to leave her husband. “He gave me my phone that they had collected earlier. I was told to call my family and apologise for my intention to leave my husband. I called my brother but while I was speaking with him and he was asking where I was, Mohammed snatched the phone. I began to beg him again and finally pleaded with him that I would do as he wished. I told him I would leave my husband,” she said. Audu said Mohammed and his goons later left her alone in the room and told her they were watching her. They then dared her to raise the alarm, threatening to cut her throat. She said they left her to sleep till morning. The following day, with assurance that she would actually leave her husband, Audu got her phone back and was released. Mohammed told her he would come after her if she told anybody his identity or if she failed to leave her husband. She would later call one of her siblings who came to pick her at Ikeja bus stop. She said she still remembered the uncompleted building but not the name of the street. According to her description, it is likely Audu was taken to an uncompleted building in GRA Ikeja. The police at the Abbatoir Division, Agege, where the case was reported said they would be visiting the location described by Audu on Friday as part of the investigation to track down Mohammed and his cohorts. Nobody could really tell our correspondent what the suspect does for a living. All Audu could offer was his description as a slim, dark young man of about five feet eight inches height. She said he has no tribal marks. At the moment, she is living in fear of the unknown, unable to go back to her husband’s house in Oko-Oba Agege, where she was kidnapped.

16 Bizarre Things Your Body Does While You Sleep


Most of us don’t know what’s happening to our bodies while we’re sleeping, because we are asleep! Sleep evokes images of closed eyes, slow breathing, dreams and relaxation. But while you're dozing, your body's systems are doing lots of crazy things that will blow your mind.

Some of these crazy mind blowing things are listed below:

1. Your body temperature drops.

Just before you fall asleep, your core body temperature begins to decrease. This drop signals to your brain to release melatonin, which affects your circadian rhythm (or sleep/wake cycle) and tells your body it's time for bed. Your temperature is lowest around 2:30 A.M., so if you're able to, program your thermostat to rise one degree at that time for an hour or two. Otherwise, you may find yourself stealing your spouse’s covers for extra warmth.

2. You lose weight.

One reason you should always step on a scale in the morning, not in the evening is that you lose water through perspiring and breathing out humid air during the night. This happens during the day too, but eating and drinking while you're awake negates any weight loss. If you're sleeping just four or five hours per night, you could be canceling out whatever smart diet and exercise choices you're making during the day. To whittle your waistline, get at least seven hours of sleep per night.

3. You get taller.

You do gain height while you sleep. The discs in your spine that act as cushions between the bones rehydrate and get bigger because the weight of your body isn't pressing down on them, like it is when you're standing. If you have a firm mattress, sleeping on your side in the fetal position may be best for getting taller because it decreases the load on your back.

Your body produces a hormone known as the human growth hormone (hgH) while you are in the deepest stages of sleep. This hormone is necessary for the growth of your muscles, bones and tissues when you are young, and then for repair and restoration once you stop growing. It is also the reason for the term ‘beauty sleep’ – sleep considered to be sufficient to keep one looking young and beautiful.

4. Your blood pressure and heart rate decrease.

When you're resting, your body doesn't need to work as hard or pump as much blood, so these systems slow down. Blood pressure needs to dip at night so your cardiac muscle and circulatory system have time to relax and repair.

It's especially important for people with high blood pressure to get at least seven hours of sleep to experience that temporary drop—it reduces the risk for heart disease.

5. Your muscles are temporarily paralyzed.

Sounds scary, but it's actually what keeps you from acting out your dreams.

That "can't...move...another...muscle" feeling comes from the fact that all sorts of normal physiological processes slow way down at bedtime, like how many breaths you take per minute and how quickly your heart beats. Even your muscles and organs chill out. The intestines quiet down in the nighttime, and the liver goes from trying to detoxify during wakefulness to trying to build and synthesize when you're sleeping. There's also less adrenaline pumping through your veins, since you won't be needing your fight-or-flight response between the sheets.

When you sleep, your throat muscles relax, causing your throat to get narrower and your breathing to change. Some people’s throats get too narrow though, which is why they tend to snore.

6. Your eyes twitch.

During REM (aka rapid eye movement) sleep, your eyes dart from side to side, not that scientists know why exactly. Dreams occur during REM sleep, so it can be disconcerting to wake up during this deep—not light—sleep stage. You might feel most refreshed if you wake up right after you cycle through all the sleep stages, with REM occurring toward the end. Though it varies from person to person, one sleep cycle usually lasts 90 minutes, so try sleeping in intervals of 90 minutes. For example, you may find it easier to awaken after sleeping for 7.5 hours (five cycles) than after 8 hours (5⅓ cycles).

7. You get sexually aroused.

Just as men get erections during REM sleep, women become sexually stimulated then, too. Your brain is more active during REM sleep (since you're dreaming), so it requires more oxygen—as a result, blood flow all over the body increases. There is natural clitoral engorgement because blood rushes to that area and causes swelling, according to research.

8. You're more likely to have gas.

You won't be happy to hear this, but during the night, your anal sphincter muscles loosen slightly, making it easier to let out a toot or two. Luckily, your sense of smell (and your spouse's) are reduced while you sleep—that's why fire alarms were invented, because it's hard to smell smoke while you're snoozing. So even if you experience flatulence, rest assured: Nobody is likely to notice.

9. You may have a full-body spasm.

As people fall asleep, many of them experience a full-body jerk, and it's totally normal. As many as 70% of people experience this phenomenon in which muscles suddenly contract. Some experts think that these spasms may have to do with anxiety and/or an irregular sleep schedule, while others think they're unavoidable. So if you like to snuggle with your spouse as you wind down in bed, be sure to pry yourselves apart before you're both out cold, or else you may accidentally shake each other awake.

10. Collagen production in your skin increases.

Collagen is a protein that strengthens blood vessels and gives skin its elasticity. When you're asleep, you're in a fasting state, so growth hormone is released to tell your fat cells to release energy stores—as it turns out, growth hormone also stimulates collagen growth. "Since collagen production spikes while you sleep, moisturizing facial creams that contain retinols and retinoids are best to use before bed because these products boost collagen turnover, combat pigment problems and fight fine lines and wrinkles," says Melanie Palm, MD, a dermatologist in Solana Beach, CA, an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego, and a staff physician at Scripps Encinitas Memorial Hospital.

11. You aren't sleeping deeply most of the time.

Not all sleep was created equal: When you first drift off, you get only very light sleep, then progress deeper and deeper into dreamland. The sleep cycle starts in what's called non–rapid eye movement or NREM stage 1 (the kind of sleep you might nab if you were the type to doze off during your college lectures). Then you move into a deeper NREM 2 and then to the deepest, NREM 3, also called slow-wave sleep. Finally, you land in rapid eye movement, or REM, sleep, the wild part of the ride when most of our dreams occur. The whole cycle usually takes somewhere between 90 and 120 minutes, so on a typical night you'll cycle through four or five times, waking up for just a sec (even if you don't realize you're awake) after REM sleep before starting over in stage 1.

As the night goes on, you spend less time in that deliciously deep stage 3 and more time in REM sleep, which explains why your alarm so often wakes you up in the middle of a totally bizarre dream. REM sleep may somehow prepare you to get your butt out of bed.

12. Your brain cleans house.

Our brains are "on" throughout the night, especially in that dream-heavy REM sleep when they're actually almost as active as they are when we're wide awake.

Among other things, they may be taking out the trash. That's one of the more exciting new ideas about the purpose of sleep: A 2013 study in mice found that waste removal systems in the brain are more active during sleep.

Your brain's also busy cementing new memories while you sleep. The brain is processing the information we gained throughout the day and filtering out the information we don't need, which may be one of the reasons we dream. The theory goes that maybe connections between brain cells are strengthened or weakened during sleep, depending on how much we used them during the day. The important stuff gets reinforced while the factoids we just don't need get trashed.

13. Sleep regulates your hunger hormones

If a frosted donut has ever looked particularly tasty after a night spent tossing and turning, at least it's not just you: Most people reach for higher-calorie foods (and more of 'em) when they've logged too few hours of sleep, which can in turn, of course, lead to weight gain. Researchers believe that the hunger-regulating hormones leptin and ghrelin get out of whack when we don't sleep well.

14. You might walk, talk, or even drive.

There's no good reason for these so-called parasomnias, or weird behaviors known to happen during sleep, but luckily they're mostly harmless. Sleepwalking and similar midslumber activities occur during stage 3 sleep, making it tough to rouse a sleepwalker from deep sleep but not dangerous to do so. (In fact, it can be dangerous not to wake them, considering their next move could be to try to get behind the wheel.) Sleepwalking, talking, or driving is usually due to sleep deprivation or is a side effect of certain medications and occurs in anywhere from 1 to 15% of us, according to the National Sleep Foundation. While it's definitely most common in kids, you probably don't have to worry if you find your spouse has migrated to the living room.

15. Dream

Some people cannot remember their dreams in the morning, while others wake up remembering a bizarre sequence of events that often seem real. Many dreams are based in reality, with elements of the person’s thoughts or the events of the previous day featuring prominently in what they dream about. Psychologists have offered several theories to explain why we dream, but so far there is no consensus. Some people even have recurring dreams, where they experience they same dream either in a short period of time or over several years.

16. You May Grind Your Teeth

Many people grind their teeth together or clench them while they are asleep, a condition that is known as bruxism. If you suspect that you may be grinding your teeth at night, you should go to your dentist and get fitted for a mouth guard immediately, because the habit could leave you with cracked teeth and sore jaw muscles.

The Proposed 4TH Mainland Bridge & Masterplan In Pictures

There are great opportunities in the heart of Lagos…

With these opportunities come an intense congestion; causing pressures that threaten to paralyze the city’s circulation, its growth and its people.

To reduce this pressure, we propose an operation – the 4th Mainland Bridge. The operation will be the insertion of a bypass; a bridge within the body of Lagos. In addition to this bridge, we also propose a new heart to support the bridge. This ‘new bridge and new heart’ in the body of Lagos will not be typical infrastructure; they will connect people in large numbers and improve their natural flow through a reorganization of vehicular, waterways, and pedestrian modes of transportation.

The 2 level bridge will not only function as a means for vehicular traffic on its upper level, it will stimulate and accommodate pedestrian, social, commercial and cultural interactions on it’s lower level – ‘Lagos Life’ – with its tropical environment and intimate street level exchanges. The Fourth Mainland Bridge in conjunction with existing road networks would establish a primary ring road around Lagos. This ring road will provide alternative traffic routes from Lekki to Ikorodu, Ikeja to Ajah, relieving the 3rd Mainland bridge of its overstretched capacity.

With this improved flow of people across Lagos, the city will be relieved of traffic congestion, will maximize its great opportunities and grow better.

CLIENT: Missing Link Motorway Co.
PROGRAM: Infrastructure & Masterplan
AREA: 3km bridge, 120ha masterplan
STATUS: Approved Concept Design 2008
KUNLÉ ADEYEMI’S ROLE: Project Architect/Associate-in-charge






Jonathan Showed No Political Will In Fight Against Boko Haram – US Envoy


The United States yesterday said immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, did not show political will in putting an end to Boko Haram insurgency that ravaged the country for several years.

The country also revealed that corruption in the Jonathan-led administration denied Nigeria its support in the war against Boko Haram at the height of the insurgency.

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power, made the revelation at the American University of Nigeria, during a visit to round off her visit to IDPs camps in Adamawa state.

She disclosed that the US government was monitoring the political will of Nigeria then to tackle the insurgency, but was not convinced of the country’ seriousness due to the corrupt tendencies that were associated with the issue of those fighting the insurgency.

She however noted that President Muhammadu Buhari had so far shown seriousness in tackling the scourge.

“But, when the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government came on board, the US recognised his full commitment to stop the insurgency and the anti-corruption crusade. The US has no alternative than to back the present administration.

“The US, as part of our new resolve and commitment is now training a battalion of soldiers that will soon return home to face the insurgents headlong. The battalion will be a high performing one equipped with the American terrorism combat and techniques on their return,” she said.

She also disclosed that President Buhari had received needed intelligence for the rescue of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, and commended Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger under the auspices of the Lake Chad Commission for their collaborative effort in combating the Boko Haram insurgents.

“The United States acknowledged the seriousness of these countries in their combined efforts against terrorism and it is paying off now.”

While announcing a donation of $40 million to help Boko Haram victims, the envoy disclosed that although the US was investing in the security aspect of Nigeria, it was not involved in combating Boko Haram.

Power called on the soldiers to protect liberated towns so as to allow returnees start a fresh life.

Recall that top military and security officials that served in the Jonathan administration are currently under investigation for the misuse of funds meant for the procurement of arms in the fight against insurgents.

The former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has been in detention since November 2015 for his role in the misappropriation of $2.1 billion.


source: leadership.ng

Fake Colonel Caught with Illegal Arms as He is Tried by the Nigerian Army



Mr. Prince Onyemauche 

Mr. Prince Onyemauche, the man impersonating as a serving officer in the Nigerian Army, has been arrested by the Army for prosecution.

Mr. Onyemauche was arrested alongside a serving senior non-commissioned officer, SSgt Jacob Phillip at about 3.00 a.m. along Wazobia Motor Park, Gwagwalada, Abuja in February, 2016 by troops of the 176 Special Forces Guards Battalion.


The suspect was driving a grey-coloured Toyota Tacoma pick-up van with registration No. Lagos LSD 05 BM at the time of his arrest. He had earlier escaped check at the Abaji military checkpoint on the same day where he had told the soldiers that he was a Colonel in the Army, but the soldiers promptly reported the incident which led to his arrest in Gwagwalada.

Following the arrest, both suspects were moved to Gwagwalada Barracks where a search on their vehicle revealed that they were in possession of illegally acquired weapons.

The search revealed an AK 47 assault rifle with registration No. 3290 and four ammunition magazines. Two of the magazines were empty while the other two were loaded with 42 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition.

A Luger pistol with 21 rounds of 9mm ammunition and the sum of N1,011,300.00k were also recovered from the vehicle.

Other items recovered from the suspects included six GSM handsets, one Samsung Galaxy tablet, 12 check booklets, six ATM cards, a driver’s licence and a voters’ card belonging to Mr Onyemauche as well as a temporary driver’s licence belonging to one Mr Rasaq Olanrewaju.

The rest items recovered from them were one expended case of 9 mm pistol ammunition, seven sets of fund transfer forms for Zenith Bank and Ecobank, and a sales invoice No. 19822 issued to one Blessed Triplet Pharmacy.

Preliminary investigations also revealed that Mr Onyemauche has long formed the habit of illegally using soldiers as escorts while travelling outside Lagos to his village in Imo State and sometimes to Abuja.

Three soldiers including SSgt Phillip already identified as travelling with the suspect without official authorization are now awaiting trial by a military court-martial while Mr Onyemauche will be handed over to the Nigeria Police for further investigation and prosecution.

While parading the suspect today, Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, urged the general public to always have in mind that not all persons that claim to be military personnel are truly so, adding that where people suspect foul play on encountering such persons, they should be quickly reported to the law-enforcement agencies, the Military Police or at any nearest military barracks

Phone Thief's Hand Cut In Delta (pics)

The young man pictured above met his waterloo as he tried to steal a phone by passing his hand through someone's window in Sapele, Delta state. The owner of the house on sighting the man’s hand fiddling for the phone, quickly went for a cutlass and cut of the man’s hand. Mr. Burglar ran away into the night crying with his amputated hand. Pictured above is the burglar at the hospital. See graphic photos below;




source: trezzyblog.com

'I'm a very spiritual person': Lindsay Lohan confirms she's considering converting to Islam... but hasn't finished reading the Koran

She caused a stir when she was pictured carrying a copy of the Koran on the first day of community service in New York last summer.
And Lindsay Lohan has finally spoken out about her newfound love of Islam, revealing she has been studying the religion to satisfy her intellectual curiosity and spiritual nature.
The 29-year-old star told The Sun newspaper: 'I'm a very spiritual person and I'm really open to learning.
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Spiritual soul: Lindsay Lohan has revealed she's considering converting to Islam and is enjoying learning about the religion 
Spiritual soul: Lindsay Lohan has revealed she's considering converting to Islam and is enjoying learning about the religion 
'America has portrayed holding a Koran in such a different way to what it actually is.'
Catholic-born Lindsay - who revealed that her younger sister Ali was also exploring her spiritual side and had converted to Buddhism - has yet to finish reading the lengthy holy text, however.
'Do you know how long that would take?', she exclaimed.
'Do you know how long that would take?': Catholic-born Lindsay has yet to finish reading the lengthy holy text

List of High Paying Adsense Keywords and Search Categories

In case you wish to know about the popular categories and search keywords that show Adsense ads of maximum CPC, here’s a list arranged in categories.
e-Commerce: VoIP, Broadband, Domain Names, Web Hosting, Web Design
Lifestyle: Fitness, Dating, Singles, Education, Degrees
Travel: Airline, Car Rental, Hotels, Cruises, Vacations
Real Estate: Mortgages, Refinancing, Home Equity Loans, For Sale by Owner. Credit Score
Financial Planning: Loans, Credit Cards, Debt Consolidation, Stocks, Payday Loans
You can see the latest image and text ads in Google inventory for the above keywords using the Adsense Sandbox.
What’s missing from the above list of top paying keywords are the health care and legal help categories that are known to pay in excess of $20 per click – they include search terms like mesothelioma, asbestos, accident lawyers, attorney, etc which fetch the highest Adsense CPC rate but only for real sites.

It is almost impossible to monetize these keywords on a MFA website. To find the average CPC of any keyword or search phrase, use the keyword suggestion tools listed here.

Chris Brown's daughter looks adorable in new photo


Chris Brown's daughter, Royalty looked so adorable as she waved to paparazzi in her beautiful outfit and purse. Chris shared a side by side photo of them and another one of her by herself. Another photo after the cut..

Photo: 17-year-old pregnant girl stoned to death by her boyfriend


Nomfusi Dlekedla,17 was allegedly stoned to death by her boyfriend in Palm Ridge, SA, on Friday, March 11. Her heartbroken father, Nikiwe Dlekedia, 65, from Greenfields in Ekurhuleni told Daily Sun SA that his daughter was six months pregnant.
 
"When we went to his place on Saturday morning, the house was filled with bricks, the furniture was lying all over the place and my daughter’s face was smashed," said Nikiwe who is devastated over the brutal murder of his daughter.
He said he was told his daughter and the boyfriend were on their way home when he started assaulting Nomfusi. Neighbours said he was abusive and jealous. Nikiwe said he tried to get his daughter to dump the boyfriend several times but she didn’t listen.
"He would call her and she would disappear for days. It seemed like she was scared of him but she never told me the. The relationship was abusive. I heard it from her friends," he said.
The sad father said he was still expecting a lot from his daughter because she was very young. "Her siblings are devastated. When they heard the news some of them even fainted," he said.
Sergeant Rufus Tema who confirmed the incident said a case of murder has been opened. "No arrests have been made and we are continuing with the investigations" he said.
Source: Daily Sun SA

Fireworks disaster at Kerala Temple kills 106 people in South India

An explosion caused by fireworks during a religious festival at a temple in India yesterday killed about 106 people and hundreds more injured in the southern Indian state of Kerala according to reports.

P. T. Chacko, a spokesman for Chief Minister Oommen Chandy of Kerala, said that the fireworks display had been forbidden by officials in the coastal district of Kollam but that the temple festival organizers still used the fireworks anyway.

The explosions leveled several buildings, killing and injuring people according to a television interview by Fire officer at the scene, K.Hari Kumar. “Fragments of the building with huge pieces of burnt crackers were flying all over, “We all started scrambling for a safe place,” Mr. Rajendran, a 36 yar old local mason. The official statement said 75 bodies have been identified and 84 post-mortems had been conducted.

Source: Time of India

Nigeria, China Bank Agree On Yuan


The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, the world’s biggest lender and Nigeria’s Central Bank on Tuesday signed an agreement on yuan transactions.

“It means that the renminbi (yuan) is free to flow among different banks in Nigeria and the renminbi has been included in the foreign exchange reserves of Nigeria,”

Implications:

CBN has signed 'Foreign Exchange Deal' With Chinese Commercial Banks.

Nigerian businessmen that want to do businesses with Chinese firms can change Naira to Yuan from Nigeria Bank without having to change Naira to US$ (in Nigeria) for US$ to Yuan (in China)...copied

Buhari Visits China's Forbidden City

President Buhari who is currently on a state visit to China, visited the Former Chinese Imperial Palace otherwise known as China's Forbidden city today April 12th. Read a brief history of the forbidden city as written by Special Adviser to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, after the cut.

The city was built from 1406 to 1420 in the reign of the Ming Dynasty Yongle Emperor. It served as the seat of power for 24 emperors, over the course of 491 years. And why is it called the Forbidden City? Because it was not just for anybody. Not for the hoi polloi, nor the flotsam and jetsam of society. Not for the proleteriat, but only the privileged and dignified. The poor enter at their own peril. It was off limits to them.


But then, the Hausa say "Seriki goma, zamani goma" (Ten kings for ten epochs) and then times and seasons would change. The Forbidden City, located over vast hectares of land, with over 8,000 buildings and 1,800,000 sets of artifacts, fell to the 1911 Revolution led by Dr Sun Zhongshan. Yes, the good does not last forever, neither does the evil last forever. The Qing Dynasty (which was ruling then) came to an end, and the city was turned to a museum. Millions of tourists throng the place today from differnt parts of the world. A place that was once forbidden to commoners is now host to anybody and everbody. That is why it is good to belong to everybody, rather than to a privileged few.
A tour guide took us round the Forbidden City, with its galleries of ceramics, clocks and watches, and other treasures, most in pure gold. Members of the dynasty really lived it up, drawing the wine of life to the full, and "the mere lees is left the vault to brag of." (William Shakespeare).

The palace museum is believed to be the largest surviving wooden palace structure in the world. Most of the treasures, in gold, silver, jade, pearls and other precious materials, represent the highest artistic level of their time, and the splendour of the imperial family. Those of them who had died before the Forbidden City became a public place, would turn in their graves, if they know what has become of their much vaunted royal abode. The good does not last forever, neither does the evil last forever. Seriki goma, zamani goma. The pauper can become a prince, while the prince can become a pauper. Time and chance pertains to them all.



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