Saturday, April 18
The desperate parents of a boy whose head hangs at a 180-degree angle have admitted they would rather he died than continue to suffer.
Mahendra Ahirwar, 12, from Madhya Pradesh in central India, suffers from a rare condition that makes his neck bend and his head hang from his body. His weak backbone means he can't stand or walk and is restricted to a sitting position. Mahendra can just about crawl but needs help to eat and go to the toilet.
According toDailyMail, his father Mukesh Ahirwar, 40, and mother Sumitra Ahirwar, 35, who both work as labourers when they can, say they have consulted more than 50 doctors across India but none
So last night in London, UK Prime Minister David Cameron surprised a lot of people when he showed up at the Festival Of Life Conference and got prayed for by RCCG Pastor Adebayo.
Here's a mail a very pissed off TILB reader sent in minutes ago after news broke that David Cameron also visited a Sikh temple today just hours after the RCCG prayers.
I was pleasantly encouraged upon hearing the news this morning that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, received prayers from our very own Nigerian Pastor Enoch Adeboye during the Festival Of Life Conference in London last night!
Hoping this news would be reflected in the usually cynical British media, I was left aghast to see the headlines today highlighting Cameron's visit to a Sikh temple a few
|Jonathan and Zuma|
This ultimatum is conveyed in a statement issued by the association and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday.
The statement, signed by Nwankwo Ezekiel, NAN’s Public Relations Officer, warned that South African investments and citizens in Nigeria would face reprisal attacks if the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and their businesses were not stopped.
“ NANS condemns the sudden surge of attacks and deaths of our brothers and sisters and
Star actress Genevieve Nnaji's bestie, Onyinye Carter, the CEO of MUD Nigeria cosmetics and daughter of billionaire businessman, Chief Izu Onwugbenu had her white wedding with hubby Bosah today. Check out the first photos of Genny from the event. You like her look? More pics from the fab wedding after the cut.
Micheal Dedon, a senior associate lawyer at Giwa-Osagie & Co, shared his sad encounter with robbers last night while in traffic. Photos continue after the cut.
Stephen Keshi has apologised to Nigerians over his protracted contract talks with the country's football federation.
A very sober coach Keshi in an exclusive interview with AfricanFootball.com also apologised personally to NFF president Amaju Pinnick and entire executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation.
"I have used the last few weeks for a deep sober reflections and I have realised that I have made mistakes," he said.
I want to sincerely apologise first to Nigerians. Even though I did it when we failed to qualify for the AFCON. But no amount apology is too much for Nigerians, and from the
|The victim (Folashade carrying her twins)|
Life, for 28-year-old Folashade Ayetan, a mother of four, has not been a bed of roses. Without respite, her life has been garnished daily with psychological, emotional and physical torture.
Folashade’s troubles began when she became pregnant 11 years ago at the age of 17, while in Jss 3. Naïvely, she thought that getting married to a man who promised her heaven on earth would provide an escape route or, at least, give her succour. Little did she know that her marriage to a police officer currently serving at Onireke Divisional Police Station, in Ojo, Lagos, would make her sad.
- MY ORDEAL
“I have come to the media because this is the only option. I want Nigerians who will read my story to come to my rescue, save me from the cruel hands of my husband. I live
At least five people have been killed over the past two weeks since local vigilantes in South Africa started looting and attacking shops owned by immigrants mainly from other parts of Africa
In Johannesburg, Malawian immigrant Samuel Idrssa described how his friend was stabbed and set on fire by a mob.
‘We wanted to rescue him but there were too many of them,’ he said. ‘It was shocking.’Violence flared days after Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini said in remarks that foreigners should 'take their bags and go'. And pictures below capture the horror of what's currently happening in the country.
‘We have all left our homes. Those affected are those of us who live in poor townships because we live with poor South Africans who do not have jobs.’
Addressing parliament in Cape Town on Thursday, President Zuma had reiterated his condemnation of the violence, calling it a 'violation' of South Africa's values.
No amount of frustration or anger can ever justify the attacks on foreign nationals and the looting of their shops,' he said. 'We condemn the violence in the strongest possible terms. The attacks violate all the values that South Africa embodies.'Photos continue below:
While Nollywood actors and actresses are yet to publicly identify with President-elect, Gen Muhammadu Buhari as a group, their Northern version- Kannywood, three days ago paid him a congratulatory visit at his home in Daura, Katsina state.
And during the courtesy visit, PremiumTimes reports that Buhari pledged to stop piracy in their movie industry.
Gen Buhari also thanked Kannywood for its contribution to his presidential campaign. He said:
“I appreciate all that you have done; the beautiful campaign songs, the video jingles and the drama awareness on our party’s manifestos. They were all beautiful and I thank you.”The delegation was led by the Arewa Film Makers Association president, Isma’ila Na’abba.
We have all seen the evil coming from South Africa since the violent xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals. Turns out that way before the attacks, three weeks ago back in March, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini was recorded saying that foreigners must pack up and leave the country.
In the presence of both Police Minister Nathi Nhleko and provincial MEC Willies Mchunu, the king was reported to have told a gathering that it was time foreigners were told to return to their countries. The king accused them of messing up the country’s towns by hanging their fake clothing brands on the streets.
“Now when you walk down the street you can’t recognise a shop you used to know because it has been taken over by foreigners who mess it up by hanging up rags,” the king said.Press play to listen to what he said above. Many believe this is what has fuelled the xenophobic
I was told that every Igboman who heard Ojukwu’s speech after the Biafran war was filled with a renewed sense of pride and hope. A hope that one day the Igbo nation will rise and become a force of reckoning not just in Nigeria but in the entire black world
I have read that speech over and over and each time I read through, I am filled with pride and imagination of how those who heard the words pouring out of the mouth of the warlord himself must have felt. Before going any further, let me recount a little part of what the late sage said while addressing the press:
“In the three years of the war, necessity gave birth to invention. During those three years of heroic bound, we leapt across the great chasm that separates knowledge from know-
There is nothing to describe what Busayo Olafare is going through at the moment as she languishes in the custody of the Department of Criminal Investigation of the Lagos State Police Command, one week after the suspected suicide of her pharmacist husband, Paul.
Paul was found dead in their Oworonsoki, Lagos home on Sunday, April 12, 2015. His death was initially suspected to have been suicide because a container of a popular rat poison, called ‘Sniper’ was found beside him.
However, his late husband’s relation told the police that his wife might have poisoned him and made
A source at the APC meeting which lasted till the wee-hours of Friday told THISDAY that the party leaders accepted in principle a prototype office sharing formula that would accommodate all vested interests within the party.
The source said:
“After deft negotiations, the leaders agreed to cede the position of the Senate President to
|Victor, the suspected rapist | credits: Kunle Falayi|
“I would not have been worried if not because that I had noticed she was walking awkwardly when we were going to church earlier in the day. But when I asked what was wrong with her, she said nothing,” the woman said.But that night, as Comfort (not real name) slept, her mother decided to investigate what was wrong.
“It was then I noticed my daughter’s private part was chafed. I was worried, what could
There are indications that the All Progressives Congress is uncomfortable with the May 28 handover date proposed by the out-going administration.
According to Saturday PUNCH, their investigations revealed that the outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan and the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) are set to clash over a proposal by the Jonathan team to hand over the mantle of leadership to Buhari on May the 28th, instead of the 29th.
The Buhari team was already over what they considered as an act of ill-will laced with sinister motives.
This is sequel to an announcement by the Minister of Information, Senator Patricia Akwashiki, that
Amber Rose, 31, is famous for her blond buzz cut, but the beauty last night switched things up by rocking long hair which she showed off on her IG page. Compare what you see above, guys with her former hairstyle, which do you think is hotter? See a second pic after the cut.
The three children of Mr. and Mrs. Leke Orekoya–Aderomola (11 months old), Adedamola (4 years old), Demola (6 years old) ─ who finally regained their freedom on Wednesday, having spent seven days in the hands of kidnappers, have yet to fully grasp the enormity of what they went through.
But as much as their innocent minds could comprehend, they have been able to describe life in captivity. Playfully, the oldest of the children, Demola answered questions PUNCH correspondent put to him.
Thirty-five-year-old Funmilayo Adeyemi, who abducted the three children, after she resumed work as a nanny at the couple’s Surulere home, has four children.
Those four children quickly turned to tools of her heinous business after the Orekoya boys were