Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Man Beats Wife To Death In Ekiti, Buries Her

The police in Ekiti State have moved into Igbemo-Ekiti community in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti State, to unravel the reasons a man, Mr Adewale Daramola, popularly known as Wasco, allegedly beat his wife to death.
Daramola, sources also alleged, did not just beat his wife, Iyabo, to death, but also buried her the same day, to the chagrin of the people of the community and Iyabo’s relations.
The woman, said to be about 38 years, had three children (two boys and one girl) from the union.
The sources alleged that after the incident, which occurred on Monday at their residence at Ijan Road, in Igbemo-Ekiti, Daramola ran away, with the sources claiming that he ran into the bush to escape arrest.
It was gathered that the police from Iworoko Police Station had, however, moved into the area in search of the suspect, with sources saying that the policemen had laid siege for Daramola since he bolted from the community on Monday.
The man, according to sources, was a motorcycle repairer and farmer.
However, at the time of filing this report, sources in the community said that the suspect had been arrested by the police and was being detained at the Iworoko Police Station.
Reacting, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Victor Babayemi, confirmed the incident, but said he was yet to get the details.

Deeper Life Suspends Pastor Kumuyi’s Son John and His New Wife Over Flamboyant Wedding

John Kumuyi, one of the sons of the General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, and his now-wife, Love, were suspended by the leadership of the aforementioned church and banned from carrying out any activity in this church. The decision is grounded by the recent controversy over the couple’s wedding in Jamaica.

It would be recalled that John and Love wedded in Jamaica on 15 June, 2013, only to receive thousands negative comments from members of the church. Many condemned the wedding gown worn by the wife-to be, also other aspects of the wedding that were at variance with the church’s standards.

Love’s attires turned out to differ from the conventional ones set for Deeper Life members. Lots of people noticed her hair wasn’t “natural” and that she applied lipstick as part of the make-up.

A limousine hired to deliver the couple to their destination after the wedding, a huge cake that was served at the ceremony were contrary to the church’s tradition.

The church leaders decided to place the couple on suspension to give them time to pray and seek forgiveness from God for their action, following countless comments on social media and by the members of Deeper Life.

John and Love’s suspension from church activities was announced last Saturday, at Deeper Life’s monthly Miracle and Revival Programme, held at the Deeper Life Conference Centre (DLCC), Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The news was delivered by Pastor Philip Oluwi, a key leader in the church, who obviously was following the instructions from the General Superintendent of the church, Pastor William Kumuyi. Oluwi stressed that the standard of Deeper Life regarding wedding and moderacy had not changed.

“The church, Deeper Life, remains committed to the biblical practice and standard of almost 40 years Christian dressing and still remains and does not compromise on biblical Christian dressing.

“Hence, deviation warrants the displeasure and frown of God and the leadership of the church. John and Love are now under discipline,” Oluwi announced to the entire congregation.

The couple has already apologised to the church for the inappropriate way the wedding was conducted. The letter was read by Oluwi and re-read several times to church members by the Church’s Secretary, Pastor Jerry Asemota. The letter, addressed to the Church Secretary and titled ‘Letter of Apology,’ expressed the deepest regret of the couple for bringing the church into disrepute.

Moreover, further investigation has revealed that John and Love’s wedding was not conducted in a Deeper Life Bible Church. It was also not conducted by pastors from the church, as Deeper Life Bible Church in Jamaica has not been licensed by the country’s government to join couples in wedlock, according to the laws of Jamaica.

The wedding was taken to another church where the ministers in the unnamed church conducted the wedding and joined them in holy matrimony.

Deeper Life leaders that came from Nigeria were said to have disapproved of the earlier gown Love was to wear for the wedding, while another was hurriedly sewed the night before the wedding.

Church leaders were said not to have seen the new dress until the couple was marching into the church and by then, it was too late to take any action as the wedding was not conducted in a Deeper Life church.

"He doesnt even know my name" Kanye's mystery blonde opens up

Kanye West was alleged to have been getting  intimate with a blonde bombshell called Katarina. It's claimed it happened at a BET after party.Several witnesses claim he spent all night chatting and getting Cosy with her

The lady in question, who is also the owner of VivaGlam magazine claims he doesn't even know who she is and that the only time they had an interaction was when he glared at Katie her friend (Katie is a model who staged a animal rights protest outside the Kardashian’s DASH store last year) as he left the VIP

She told Radaronline

  Poor Kanye. He doesn’t even know who I am! I never got introduced to him.We never even said a word to each other. They’re just looking for stories. I feel bad for him'When Kanye walked by, he looked at Katie like he recognized her.'I’m not sure if he just looks like that, but he kind of turned twice and took a second look at her. He looked like he wanted to kill her.'I didn’t even see him talking to other girls!'

Why Insecurity Thrives In The North – Islamic Scholars

Muslim leaders in the North yesterday blamed the insecurity in the region on lack of sound knowledge, effective leadership and social irresponsibility.
They appealed to members of the Boko Haram sect to accept the amnesty offer.
In a communiqué at the end of a conference on the role of Muslim scholars in fostering unity, peace and security organised by the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), they blamed government for not prosecuting those found to have perpetrated violence in the country.
The communiqué, signed by the Chairman of the Communique Drafting Committee, Prof. S. Junaidu and the Secretary-General of JNI, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, condemned the increasing cases of corruption in the country, urging the government to address the issues.
The communiqué reads: “The prevailing security challenges are partly as a result of the individual and collective inability of the Ulama to stand up to their responsibility in terms of teaching and disseminating sound knowledge and giving effective leadership.
“That government’s refusal to institute judicial process of inquiry or prosecution as the case may be, against people arrested and are accused of perpetrating violence is an abdication of cardinal leadership responsibility that smacks of insensitivity in governance.
“That since unity of Muslims is a cardinal obligation, the Conference implored the scholars to uphold, foster and promote it and that scholars must stand up to their rightful position as heirs of the Prophet to shun vices and tread the path of piety and righteousness in order to discharge their obligation of guiding the Ummah duly and effectively, especially as it pertains to the issue of unity.”
It added that Muslim scholars must uphold the principle of mutual fairness, clemency, tolerance, love and respect towards one another to promote unity.
It said since national security was a necessity for all and sundry, every Nigerian must take the sustenance of peace and tranquility as a duty.
The leaders observed that Muslim scholars should buckle up in their efforts at educating the general public on the tenets of Islam, inculcating moral uprightness, and in providing effective community-based leadership and social responsibility.
They added: “That the lessons of the life and times of the Sokoto Caliphate leaders and the rich intellectual legacy they left behind pertaining to unity, peace and security must be studied explored and utilized for the purpose of engendering and promoting harmonious co-existence in the country.
“That leaders should stop patronising rapacious and pseudo scholars, if at all they have sincerity of purpose in governance.
“That as evidence of good governance, government at all levels should lead in fighting the endemic corruption in the country by strictly upholding the rule of law against the perpetrators and promoters of that national scourge.
“That the three tiers of governments in the country should be alive to their responsibilities by facilitating conducive economic atmosphere for youth employment and by providing social amenities and infrastructural facilities as a guarantee for people’s welfare and comfort.
“That government should protect the rights of its people with a great sense of equity and justice to all for the purpose of entrenching peaceful coexistence and inter-religious harmony in the country according to Nigerian law. In any case, the rule of law must be upheld and respected.
“That the government can curtail youthful restiveness only by addressing the problems of unemployment, drug abuse, sexual perversion, indiscipline and undue radicalization of any type.”
They called for the trial of anybody found culpable of perpetrating violence and aggression against peace loving Nigerians .
It urged the insurgents to tread the path of peace and accept the dialogue as offered by the Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of the Security Challenges in the North.
“That to promote sound knowledge and moral and character training among the youth, the government must make religious education compulsory in the education system, especially at the primary and secondary levels,” it said.

NUPENG Suspends Strike

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Tuesday night called off its three-day warning strike after a meeting with the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu.
Announcing the suspension of the strike during a news conference, the NUPENG President, Achese Igwe said the decision to end the industrial action was for the interest of the public and the intervention of Mr Yakubu.
Mr Igwe listed the major issues which had led to the warning strike to include the high level of insecurity in Nigeria, bad state of the roads, rising oil theft in the Niger Delta, non-adherence to guidelines on contract staffing/casualisation in the sector and abuse of expatriate quota.
NUPENG on Monday directed all its members at the depots to stop loading petroleum products for the next three days to protest the alleged inhuman treatment of its members by the management of Chevron, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Agip Oil Company.
The strike was also called to protest the refusal of Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) to implement the signed collective bargaining agreement with petroleum tanker drivers.Mr Igwe said if these issues are not quickly resolved, the union will not give further notice to the government before embarking on an indefinite strike.
The NNPC boss pleaded with the management of the three oil companies to rectify the employment status of casual tanker drivers in their organisations.

Randy Bishop Paraded In Port Harcourt For Raping 15yr Old Girl

A Port Harcourt-based bishop (names withheld) was, on Tuesday, paraded before the media by the Rivers State police command for allegedly raping a 15-year old girl.
Although he claimed to have both been hypnotised as well as set up by a colleague bishop, the cleric confessed to having a “carnal knowledge” of the teenager in question.
He said his ordeal was orchestrated by another bishop in whose office the immoral act took place, adding that plot to ensnare and embarrass him followed on the desire of his brother bishop to displace him as the chairman of all bishops in the state, a post he (the accused bishop) currently occupied.
The accused also denied reports that he assisted in aborting the pregnancy that resulted from the illicit act with the teenager, alleging that it was the girl’s father who did the abortion, while he, the bishop, paid for the cost.
“We have different colleges of bishops. I am the chairman of Communion of Bishops in Rivers State. Well, what actually happened was a set-up. It was set up by my enemies. I have so many people who are my enemies. The man who is in-charge of where I went to minister is my enemy. He is the person that set me up.
“He invited me to his church for a programme. And, after the programme, he set me up because of what we are dragging. We are dragging chairmanship of the communion and that was why he set me up.
“I was surprised when I saw her pulling off her skirt and others. But, before you knew it, I had a carnal knowledge of her. That is the truth of the matter.
“She started laughing at me. She said ‘are you angry?’ I told her that I did not know what she had hypnotized me for. She said I should not bother. I was so angry and annoyed that I called some of my pastors and made a confession that I did not know what was happening,” he said.

Obama Lauds Democracy But Urges Progress On Gay Rights

President Barack Obama, kicking off a long-awaited African tour, lauded a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage as a victory for democracy and urged African nations to end discrimination against homosexuals.

In only his second visit to Africa since taking office, Obama hailed the advance of democracy there and said he was looking at ways to extend the AGOA free trade agreement, due to expire in 2015, to create more jobs on the world’s poorest continent.
“I see this a moment of great promise for the continent,” Obama told a news conference in Senegal’s capital Dakar. “All too often the world overlooks the amazing progress that Africa is making, including progress in strengthening democracy.”
Flanked by Senegal’s President Macky Sall, Obama said the treatment of lesbians and gays in Africa remained “controversial”. Homosexuality is illegal in Muslim Senegal.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday, announced as Obama flew to Senegal aboard Air Force One, made married gay men and women eligible for federal benefits, striking down part of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
“It was a victory for American democracy,” Obama said. “At the root of who we are as a people, who we are as Americans, is the basic precept that we are all equal under the law.”
However, the court fell short of a broader ruling endorsing a fundamental right of gay people to marry, meaning there will be no impact in the more than 30 states that do not recognize gay marriage.
Human rights group Amnesty International had urged Obama to use his African trip to speak out against threats to gays and lesbians, which it said were reaching dangerous levels on the continent.
Consensual same-sex conduct is a crime in 38 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, with some seeking to enact new laws that increase existing penalties, Amnesty said.
While voicing respect for the diversity of cultures and religions in Africa, Obama – the first African-American president of the United States – called for steps to make homosexuals equal before the law. He compared gay rights in Africa to racial struggles in the United States.
“When it comes to how the state treats people, how the law treats people, I believe that everybody has to be treated equally,” Obama said, though he added he had not specifically discussed this with Sall.
Sall, who won office last year in West Africa’s oldest democracy, said there was no persecution of gays in Senegal.
“We are not homophobic,” he said “Senegal is a country that respects freedoms. Gays are not persecuted, but for now they must accept the choices of other Senegalese.”
Obama was feted by flag-waving crowds on Dakar’s streets. During his first term, Obama’s only African trip was a one-day stopover in Ghana and many Africans have been impatient for him to make an extended tour of the continent.
Visiting Senegal’s Supreme Court, Obama praised the independence of the former French colony’s judiciary.
Senegal is pursuing a high-level corruption case against the son of former President Abdoulaye Wade on charges of embezzling up to $1.4 billion during his father’s 12-year presidency.
It is also conducting a trial of Chad’s ex-dictator Hissene Habre on charges of crimes against humanity – the first time a former leader of one African state has been tried by another.
“Trade and investment around the world increasingly flow to places where there are rules and courts play an important role in that,” Obama said, praising Senegal’s institutions.
Obama said he had instructed U.S. officials to finalize a new trade and investment pact with the West African regional bloc ECOWAS, which includes economic heavyweight Nigeria.
Washington is also looking to extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) when it expires in 2015. The deal, signed into law by former President Bill Clinton in 2000, slashes customs duties for African countries building free markets.
“I am looking for ways to renew it but also improve it so it can generate more jobs,” Obama said.