Wednesday, 22 January 2014


anti-gay bill

The issue this essay will address is one that requires no flowery introductions. On the 7th of January, the Nigerian presidency signed into law a bill which comprehensively criminalized homosexual unions, acts and sympathies. For the purpose of the law, ‘civil union’ included homosexual adult independent relationships, caring partnerships, civil partnerships among others. The overwhelming majority of Nigerians who have applauded this law did on various grounds which I have summed up thus: culture, religion and public choice. I do not agree with this majority. And I will justify my deference by logically and systematically attacking these bases in order to prove that this law is: first, a clamor for public support and patronage and second, a prejudiced attempt by a powerful majority to oppress a minority.
The presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati said about the act of homosexualism, “…it is not our culture…” and millions of Nigerians echoed in agreement. What is culture? If memory serves correctly, it is simply the totality of a people’s way of life, key word being totality, not majority. My social studies class also taught me that culture is diverse and changes with respect to people, place and time; true to this, the numerous Nigerian cultures have undergone transitions. Christianity, health care, education and technology are all additions to the Nigerian cultures in response to the demands of the three referrals listed above – people, place and time. And more additions occur as these referrals continue to transform daily. Where then, lay the boundaries defining ‘our culture’ as a nation?

Monday, 25 November 2013

Money Can't Buy You Love| Euromillion Lottery Win Tears Couple Apart

Money can't buy you love..This saying makes so much sense as British couples David and Angela Dawes have reportedly ended their two-year marriage because of rows on how to spend their Euro million lottery win.

According to Mailone

David and Angela Dawes won a EuroMillions jackpot worth £101million two years ago. But according to members of their family, they are currently living apart – with relatives blaming the split on rows over how to spend the windfall.

Mr Dawes, a former taxi driver is thought to be staying in West London, where he owns a £3.5million flat close to his beloved football team, Chelsea FC.

Mrs Dawes, a former charity worker, is still living in the couple’s luxury home – where she yesterday refused to confirm the split, saying: ‘I don’t know what I am meant to have done, I don’t know why I am in the paper.’

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

REVEALED: Jude Okoye And Family Members Not In Support Of Peter Okoye's Marriage

Culled from Thenetng

On Sunday, November 17, 2013, Lagos stood still for Psquare‘s Peter Okoye and fiancĂ©e Lola Omotayo as the couple held their traditional wedding ceremony, surprisingly elder brother Jude Okoye was missing.

Social network has been buzzing. The twins’ publicist Bayo Adetu said Jude was missing at the wedding because he was stuck in Ghana. Psquare had performed in Accra, Ghana at the ‘Glo and Bounce Slide‘ tour the night before. Adetu says Jude missed his flight and couldn’t get back to Lagos in time for the nuptials.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Gov. Chime Ejects Wife From Government House

Governor Sullivan Chime has finally evicted his official wife from the government house in Enugu after several days of wrangling.  The first lady of state was packed up and moved with her 4-year old son to her mother’s house in Enugu. Security agents were posted outside the house for several hours to ensure she did not return to the government house.

Mrs. Chime described how her marriage to the governor had broken down, with four years passing without any intimacy between them.

She said she continued to stay in the government house hoping that the governor might change his ways after receiving treatment for cancer in the United Kingdom; she also charged that several members of her family would not allow her to leave the governor because they were benefiting from the governor directly.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Gov. Sullivan Chime Attempts To Eject Wife From State House

Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State attempted to eject his wife, Clara Chime, from her State House quarters over her decision to go public about his illegal detention of her.

In effect, Mrs. Chime would have regained the freedom she has been denied for months, and for which she has campaigned publicly in the past week.

The governor’s action followed a marathon meeting the governor held with Clara’s Igwe family, during which the governor decided to let her leave the government house.

However, insiders say Mrs. Chime said she would prefer to travel out, preferably to the United Kingdom, to take care of herself and then be allowed to return to her matrimonial home upon completion of her trip.

Sources at the meeting said the governor turned down that offer, instead telling the First Lady to pack out immediately.

Source: Saharareporters

Sunday, 10 November 2013

100 Kidnappers Face Death Sentence In Edo State

Over 100 suspected kidnappers face death sentence in Edo state following the signing into law of the state kidnapping law by Governor Adams Oshiomole.
The kidnappers who are reportedly led by a gang kingpin, Kelvin Oniarah Ezeigbe, who is currently facing trial in Abuja have being responsible for the kidnap of Chief Mike Ozekhome,Justice Daniel Okungbowa and a host of others.

Source: Vanguard

Friday, 8 November 2013

N225 Million Car Scandal: 'Stella Oduah Is A Serial Liar' - House Of Rep Committee On Aviation


The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation has concluded that Mrs. Stella Oduah, the Minister, is a serial liar.

In a report on its investigation obtained by SaharaReporters, the committee dismissed every single claim the Minister made during her testimony to the committee earlier in the week concerning the purchase of two bulletproof cars for her by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

It stressed there was no appropriation for the purchase of the two armoured cars, and stressed that the NCAA proposal for the purchase of the two MBW armoured cars was rejected.

“There was no provision for armoured vehicle in Nigerian law for a minister in any event, any procurement for an armoured vehicle must be provided for in the appropriation act and backed by relevant approval,” the report said.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

TOUCHING MOMENT: Pope Francis Halts His Audience To Kiss And Comfort A Sick Man Covered In Boil (PHOTOS)

Pope Francis Kisses Man With Rare Disease Showing The Healing Power Of Compassion
Pope Francis' compassionate nature was poignantly captured in this image of him tenderly comforting a sick man by kissing him on the head.

Though the man's face was disfigured, the Pope laid his hands on his head and screwed his eyes up tightly in prayer. Earlier in his general address, he asked the assembled crowd to pray for a sick little girl that he had just met.

Pope Francis tweeted earlier this year, "The Pope must serve all people, especially the poor, the weak, the vulnerable." The photo really speak for itself with regards to his genuine concern for humanity....Rare love....more photos after the cut:

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Who Says You Ain't Pretty...Don't Lose That Confidence

A Teenage girl complained to her grandma at the dinning table. She said: grandma, I'm not pretty, I don't have nice clothes like my friends in school and her grandma said "child, clothes don't make you pretty, they make you BROKE!". Now we live in a world where the minds of the young and innocent(females in particular) are being manipulated to believe in an ILLUSION....a world where TV is REALITY and FACT a FICTION.

The quest to want to really "BELONG" becomes the "real hunger" in the life of a young growing female; and I ask myself, who took away her self-confidence, who taught her the act of inferiority complex and who said she needed artificial eyelashes,expensive designer shoes and a hair extension of 150thousand naira just to look good, huh??!

"Order The Release Of Mrs. Clara Chime From Unlawful Detention By Her Husband Or Be Dragged To Court" - Femi Falana Tells IGP

Lagos lawyer and human rights activist Femi Falana has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Abubakar to order the immediate release of Mrs. Clara Chime, the First Lady of Enugu State from unlawful detention by her husband and disciplne the police and state security officers who colluded with the governor to perpetrate the cruel act.

Mrs Chime, Falana said, is being detained illegally in Government House, Enugu by Governor Sullivan Chime. And failure to order her release would compel the law to take its course with the IGP dragged to court. 

In the letter dated, November 1, 2013, published exclusively by SaharaReporters, Falana said Mrs. Chime is his client who has been kept in custody and not allowed to see or speak with anyone for the past four months on the orders of the governor.
SaharaReporters on October 28, also published exclusively a letter by Mrs. Chime in which she appealed to human rights organisations to come to her rescue because Governor Chime had placed her under house arrest.