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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

BILL TO PROHIBIT TRIBAL MARKS PASSES SECOND READING

A Bill for an Act to provide for the Prohibition of Facial Mutilation, Offences, Prosecution and Punishment of Offenders on Tuesday passed second reading in the Senate, PM News reports.


The Bill is also for the Protection of victims under threat of facial mutilation and other related Matters.
Sen. Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi), who sponsored the bill, said that there was no doubt that Africans of old used tribal marks as a means of proper identification.


Leading debate on the bill, Melaye said in those days, members of the same village, tribe or lineage had the same tribal marks. Melaye said that the hometown and lineage of a child or anyone with tribal marks were immediately identified, while outsiders who did not have such marks were also spotted.


He further explained that parents also used tribal marks to lay credence to the legitimacy of their children.
However, the lawmaker said “all these reasons cannot be scientifically proven, and hence cannot enjoy the support for this harmful practice’’.

“The irony of these marks is that it makes victims subjects of mockery by friends. Imagine someone being called a tiger simply because of the thick cheeks resulting from facial marks. “ These people have been subjected to different reactions. Some have lamented the marks that are bequeathed on them as generational inheritance.


“ Many have cursed the day which this dastardly act was performed on them. “Many of the grown adults have confessed that the most terrific debacle of their lives is their tribal marks. Some have become eunuchs because of this stigma. “Some of them have developed low self-esteem and most times treated with scorn and ridicule including rejection by the
female folks.


Melaye stated that besides the health implication of the practice, it was an infringement on the rights of children,
adding that every Nigerian child deserved the right to live.

BIDEMI KOSOKO IN HUSBAND SNATCHING SCANDAL....






According to information, Actress Bose Alao was Allegedly contacted by a supposed whistle blower who alerted her of a love affair between her hubby and her Colleague Bidemi Kosoko....This is Bidemi's reaction when asked about the allegation......




DINO MELAYE: HARVARD UNIVERSITY DENIES HE EVER STUDIED THERE ....

Harvard University Denies Senator Dino Melaye Ever Studied There, Only Attended A One-Week Seminar
Harvard University in Boston, United States, on Tuesday refuted a claim by Senator Dino Melaye that he was at any time educated at the prestigious Ivy League school, the Registrar’s Office immediately dismissing the suggestion as soon as an official cross-checked it.

Senator’s posturing is also reflected on his LinkedIn account and has been previously showcased stated in (an interview with the media)(in media interviews).

The Harvard Kennedy School of Educational Leadership confirmed that Dino Melaye presented himself in November 2016 only for a one-week seminar in leadership. Asked if that qualifies as academic achievement, the respondent said "No," adding that the seminar also doesn't qualify anyone to become a Harvard alumnus.


Following a motion by Senator Ali Ndume asking the Senate’s Ethics and Privileges Committee to investigate allegations that Melaye didn't properly graduate from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria, Melaye had bragged that he has at least eight postgraduate degrees.

Mr. Melaye has been caught in a major certificate scandal in which Examination Officers at the Department of Geography, ABU, where Melaye took undergraduate classes, confirmed that he did not graduate from the institution. They went further to say that the documents he presented to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) were manipulated between Melaye his then Head of Department, Prof. David Ogbonna.


The Examination Officers pointed out that Mr. Melaye was registered in the university as "Daniel Jonah O. Melaye," a name they said was neither in the graduation brochure of ABU when his set graduated, nor found in any other graduation document. In particular, the Exam officers pointed to how during his final year, the HOD added 2 course units to boost Melaye's CGPA.


Mr. Melaye had reportedly bribed university officials to produce fake transcripts, on the basis of which he attended a program at the University of Jos, the University of Abuja, and currently at ABU. Several of Melaye's classmates and comrades also disputed his claim that he was a Students' Union Government President at ABU, at best, they stated Melaye was a president of the National Association of Geography Students (NAGS) from where he was impeached for fraud.


Another claim that the Senator studied at the London School of Economics could not be verified as of the time of going to press.


Sahara reporters

COMMISSIONER DIES WHILE JOGGING WITH PLATEAU GOVERNOR !

Mr Samuel Galadima,the Plateau Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development,  slumped and died on Wednesday, while jogging along with Governor Simon Lalong, at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos.

The Director of Press Affairs, Mr Emmanuel Nanle, who confirmed the incident said: “Yes, the commissioner slumped while jogging and was rushed to the Plateau Specialist Hospital, where he died.”
Nanle said that the official was gasping for breath by the time he arrived the hospital.
“Doctors tried to stabilise him but could not. We have lost him,” he said.

(NAN)

Monday, 20 March 2017

COVER GIRL: BETTY IRABOR @ 60

Betty Irabor writes.......'The first time I was on Genevieve cover was when Genevieve turned 10.. It was awkward being on my own magazine cover. Then as my 60th birthday approached ( March 25th)and my team asked me to be Cover girl, I was excited because I wanted to share so much to uplift others. That's what I do on my Morning Dew pages.. sharing my life's lessons to encourage others!! You must get this edition and you will be encouraged to carry on,to continue to RISE! I marvel at my strength but then it's the strength of Christ Jesus in my life. Every thing I have achieved, I have done against all odds and blind faith. The glory of God is upon me and that's my success secret. When people look at this cover they see fabulosity but I see a woman moulded by the Potter to live in purpose, I see a woman who turns trials to triumph, I see a woman blessed beyond her own expectations, When I look at this cover I see evidence of God's mighty favour.. I see GRACE and I have since learnt not to take that grace for granted...whatever happens in your life know that God has you In the hollow of his palms. He has a plan for your life even if it doesn't seem like it.. Shalom.'

GRAPHIC PHOTOS: MAN BEHEADS YOUNG LADY IN LAGOS !

A yet to be identified man has been who was almost mobbed for beheading a young lady in Ikoga Zebbe area of Badagry, Lagos State, has been arrested and handed over to the Police.

It is alleged that he beheaded the lady for ritual purposes, as only the lady's head and hands were found in the sack where he hid her in.  Eyewitnesses also alleged that the suspect had  always been seen walking around the neighborhood holding a sack with blood dripping from it. Whenever he's confronted and asked what's inside the sack he tells them it's bush meat not until yesterday when he was busted.

Here are more photos and some comments on the thread the story was shared.
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PHOTOS: 35-YEAR OLD MEDICAL DOCTOR WHO JUMPED INTO LAGOS LAGOON YESTERDAY !

Allwell Orji, 35, medical doctor at the Isolo branch of Mt. (Mount) Sinai Hospital, yesterday jumped into the Lagos lagoon when he was going to attend a Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) meeting. The incident occoured on Third Mainland Bridge around 4:45pm .

Orji, who left from his house at Abule Ijesha in Yaba, was said to have told his driver, Henry Ita, to parked his Nissan Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) marked LND476EE at the Adeniji Adele end of the bridge on the excuse that he wanted to pee.

As he came down, the doctor was said to have climbed the bridge’s rail guide and jumped into the lagoon.

A commercial bus passenger, who gave his name as Uche Magnus, said the doctor jumped into the ocean immediately after he came down from his vehicle.

Magnus said:

“I saw everything clearly from where I sat in the commercial bus I was in. The man came down from his jeep and jumped into the water instantly. We all screamed and begged the commercial bus driver to stop. I saw the man when he jumped but nobody could identify the spot where he drowned in the ocean.”

In the ensuing confusion, Ita was said to have called Oji’s mother and pastor. Both arrived the scene some 30 minutes after. It was learned that the sympathisers at the scene called the Lagos Police emergency unit, which deployed Rapid Response Squad (RRS) riders and marine police to the scene.

The body of the deceased is still being sought for.