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22.7.19

Nigerian youths cheat themselves by following #BBNaija – Kingsley Moghalu

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Nigerian youths cheat themselves by following #BBNaija ? Kingsley Moghalu
Former presidential candidate in the February 2019 election,, Kingsley Moghalu, says Nigerian youths cheat themselves by deciding against voting and choosing to follow reality television shows like Big Brother Naija.

The former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) stated this in a tweet posted this morning. He berated Nigerian youths for choosing to ‘spend their time on the wrong things on social media’ instead of investing in knowledge.
“Our youth cheat themselves when they don’t vote, spend their time on the wrong things on social media, follow the glitterati (@BBNaijafan) instead of the literati (knowledge), and vote, not for ‘ought to win’ but ‘likely to win’ (bandwagon to nowhere, i.e. one chance!),” he wrote
Nigerian youths cheat themselves by following #BBNaija ? Kingsley Moghalu

Man Commits Suicide Live On Facebook After His Girlfriend Got Engaged To Another Man

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Man Commits Suicide Live On Facebook After His Girlfriend Got Engaged To Another Man
A 22-year-old man committed suicide on Facebook after his girlfriend left him for another man.

Shyam Sikarwar, also known as 'Raj', posted shocking footage on social media in which he hanged himself inside a temple in the village of Raybha near Agra.

According to the Times of India, Sikarwar left a four-page suicide note in which he apologised to his family and told them to donate his organs.

It is not known if Sikarwar had split up from the unknown woman or if they were still together at the time of her engagement.
 
Local residents reportedly found his body inside the temple on Saturday morning after he posted the footage.
 
The four-minute long clip shows Sikarwar asking authorities to not take any action against anyone over his death.     

'I miss her and can't live without her. I can't bear the fact that she is getting married to someone else,' said the suicide note left behind by Sikarwar.

'The stress of losing her has affected me so much that I lost my job.'

Ajay Kaushal, a police spokesperson from Achhnera, said: 'The victim's body was found hanging inside the temple premises by local residents.

'During the probe, we found out that the victim was unemployed and depressed because the girl he was in love with was getting married to someone else.

'We have conducted the autopsy and handed over his body to his family.'


By the time this report was filed, the victim's profile was deactivated from the Facebook by his family members.

MailOnline has contacted Facebook for comment. It is unclear how long the video was online for and how many times it was viewed.
 
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Source: Daily Mail UK

Iran arrests and sentences suspected US' CIA spies to death

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Iran arrests and sentences suspected US
The stand-off between Iran and the US government has gotten yet another twist, as the Middle East nation has announced that it broke a CIA spying ring and arrested 17 suspects.

An intelligence official claimed that none of the 17 suspects who allegedly had "sophisticated training", had succeeded in their sabotage missions.

A statement read on state television said: “The identified spies were employed in sensitive and vital private sector centres in the economic, nuclear, infrastructural, military and cyber areas... where they collected classified information.”
 Also commenting on the arrest of the CIA agents, the head of counter-intelligence at the Iranian intelligence ministry told reporters at Tehran that some of the CIA spies have been sentenced to death.

“We successfully dismantled a (CIA) spy network.  Those who deliberately betrayed the country were handed to the judiciary… some were sentenced to death and some to long-term imprisonment" he said.

The White House is yet to react to the claims made by Iran. This is however coming on the heels of deteriorating relationships between Iran and western nations, including the US and UK.

CNN Staff Attacks Kemi Olunloyo After She Claimed She Worked With CNN For 20 Years

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CNN Staff Confronts Kemi Olunloyo After She Claimed She Worked With The Company For 20 Years
Stephanie Busari, the Supervising Producer of Cable News Network (CNN) Africa, has tackled controversial blogger, Kemi Olunloyo to present proof of working for the company for two decades.
 
The drama started after Kemi Olunloyo took to Twitter to claim that she worked with CNN for 20 years.
 
She said: “Some of these fools following me have no idea I spent 20 years @cnn in 5 different capacities. They don’t even know that the CNN they watch here is not exact same as CNN USA.”
 
The CNN chief then wrote in response: “I have not seen any evidence of this work for CNN beyond a few rambling interviews for some of the shows in 2009. Please enlighten me @HNNAfrica on your 20 year history with CNN.”
 
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CNN Staff Confronts Kemi Olunloyo After She Claimed She Worked With The Company For 20 Years
CNN Staff Confronts Kemi Olunloyo After She Claimed She Worked With The Company For 20 Years

4 Albanian migrants smuggled into UK inside taped cardboard boxes

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Four Albanian migrants found taped inside cardboard boxes in a van after paying 700 Euros each to be smuggled into UK (Photos)Four Albanian migrants were caught taped inside large cardboard boxes in the back of a van after they paid 700 Euros each to be smuggled into the UK.

The men were traveling from Frankfurt to Derby, in Calais before it crossed the Channel to the UK when Border guards stopped their van.
According to Daily Mail,  the men had paid more than 700 Euros each to a people-smuggling gang, one of whom has now been jailed.
Vladmir Tollumi, 39, was identified as one of four people trafficking illegal immigrants into Britain. The three others have not been traced.
Four Albanian migrants found taped inside cardboard boxes in a van after paying 700 Euros each to be smuggled into UK (Photos)Tollumi who was arrested in May now faces being deported after his release from the 40-month prison sentence he was given last week.
Prosecutor Sarah Slater told Derby Crown Court that the smuggling operation was cracked on May 22, 2017.
She said: 'At around 5am on the French side of the border a van travelling from Frankfurt was stopped by border control officials.
'The driver was asked to open the back of it and inside were six boxes sealed with blue tape.
'They were opened and inside four of them were four Albanians who, it was established, were being smuggled into the UK by illegal means.'
Four Albanian migrants found taped inside cardboard boxes in a van after paying 700 Euros each to be smuggled into UK (Photos)
Tollumi pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to assist the unlawful immigration of a non-EU citizen into a member state.
Jane Cochran from East Midlands Criminal and Financial Investigations (CFI) was in court in Derby to see him sentenced.
She said: 'Tollumi may not have been driving the vehicle in which Border Force found the illegal migrants, but he was an integral part of the criminal enterprise.
'CFI's investigations found that prior to the offence, Tollumi had made deliberate attempts to cover his tracks by registering mobile phones and legal paperwork to false addresses.
'However, hundreds of phone calls made by him on and around the offence date, together with other evidence uncovered by CFI, linked him directly to the offence.
'People smuggling is a trade that is motivated by financial gain, preying on those who are most desperate. Our officers specialise in disrupting this type of immigration crime and will not hesitate to bring those responsible before the courts.'
Four Albanian migrants found taped inside cardboard boxes in a van after paying 700 Euros each to be smuggled into UK (Photos)
Tollumi's lawyer Edward Henry QC told a judge: 'This operation was a failure. It was aborted and there is no evidence of any subsequent attempt to carry out further offences.
'(The travel writer and critic) AA Gill described Albania as "living in the 17 century". Its economy is dilapidated.
'Mr. Tollumi came to the UK in 2004 and was given the right to remain but he has now lost that due to his serious descent into criminality. It is absolutely right that he goes to prison.'

Nigerians Knock Desmond Elliot For Calling For Ban Of Foreign Movies In Nigeria

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Nigerians Knock Desmond Elliot For Calling For Ban Of Foreign Movies In Nigeria
  Nigerian actor and Lagos State lawmaker, Desmond Elliot, has come under fire for his call on the Nigerian government to ban foreign movies. 

In an interview with Nigerian entertainment channel, HipTV, Desmond who is representing Surulere Constituency at the Lagos State House of Assembly, said the Nigerian government needed to create an environment that would help the Nigerian film industry thrive.

Referring to the recent ban on importation of rice by the Nigerian government, Desmond advised that all foreign contents be banned after which the Nigerian government can now refocus its attention on locally produced content.

The lawmaker said, “First they need to create an enabling environment for this industry to thrive. Secondly, they need to consciously, intentionally focus on building the industry. Treat it like you’re importing rice.

"Okay, you know, so you ban all foreign content. You know, make it difficult for foreign content to come in, so your local content can grow.”


Desmond Elliot’s comment on the Nigerian movie industry has generated a lot of reactions on social media as movie enthusiasts have berated him for calling for the ban of foreign movies.

A Twitter user, Holuwafemi, described Elliot's advise as nonsense. He wrote, “Please stop talking nonsense. Signed: Concerned Nigerians.”

Another Twitter user, Raphael Christopher, in his Tweet wrote, “Desmond Elliot was using a foreign accent to advocate the banning of foreign content lol. No, be the foreign content teach you the accent you dey use.”

Another Twitter user, Ruccified questioned if the lawmaker considered his opinion before he spoke. His tweet read, “In honesty, Desmond Elliot's viewpoint is limp. I only wonder if he'd thought about his point before the flashy lights and cameras? Also, considering the fact if this worked vice-versa, who would suffer it more? Well, man is in politics now. Perhaps, he cares less. Just saying.”

Ayo Bankole, in his tweet, was rather more concerned with lawmaker's accent than the content of his speech. His tweet read, “I argued that it is impossible for Desmond Elliot to say BS till I saw it. Banning foreign content in entertainment? To treat it like rice?? And why is that fake accent sounding like Pinky in Pinky& the Brain? Did India ban to grow Bollywood? Did we ban to export Wizkid?”

Samuel Date360 said: "What Desmond Elliot don’t know is that, Banning Hollywood movies in Nigeria would probably would lead to the death of all the cinemas in the country. #Naijablogger."

The Serial Chiller said: "It should interest Desmond Elliot to know that Nollywood surpasses Hollywood as the world’s second largest movie industry by volume, right behind India’s Bollywood. The problem with our industry is quality and mediocre storylines. We are fed up with the “Igwe and Mazi” movies."

Suspected Fulani herdsmen abduct Bayelsa-bound travelers in Edo, demand N30million

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Suspected Fulani herdsmen abduct Bayelsa-bound travelers in Edo, demand N30mThree ladies traveling from Lagos State to Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, were on Sunday reportedly abducted by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

The abducted ladies were identified as Okuboere, Seifefa and Amara, and the incident reportedly occurred at about 12p.m along the Hausa-Fulani settlement in Okada area of Edo State. Narrating how the incident, the abducted victims' sister-in-law Princess Grace, said;

“My sisters-in-law, Bayelsa state, Okuboere, Seiyefa and their friend Amara from Abia State have been kidnapped by suspected Fulani herdsmen along Okada Road in Edo State about 12 in the afternoon.
“They were on their way driving down from Lagos to Yenagoa with two children in the vehicle.
“The criminal herdsmen were said to have shot at them from the front and while they were trying to reverse, attacked them from behind. They are from Sagbama LGA in Bayelsa State while their friend is from Arochukwu in Abia State.
“The children, age 12 and 4 were left behind in the car in bush where the incident happened. Last night, one of the victims called me to inform their parents that the kidnappers are demanding N30million.
“Despite not having jobs, these girls have worked hard. One owns a small tailoring shop, the other sells drinks and the other supports her husband to raise two children. The Police in Edo state have been contacted”.

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