Albino girl rescued after uncle tried to sell her to witchdoctors(Photo)

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This little albino girl own uncle tried to sell her to a witch doctor for thousands of dollars so she could be hacked to death and her body parts used to make a potion to bring the rich and powerful luck.

Margareth Khamis was snatched from the home she shares with her mother and three siblings in northern Tanzania by a masked gang in the middle of the night last week.

Mailonline reports that ,the kidnapping sparked a frantic search by the villagers, who tried to follow the gang through the bush without luck.
An entire albino body has been known to fetch £50,000 ($75,000) on the black market.

But unlike many other children with ablinism, luck was on the six-year-old’s side: local police heard a man was looking to sell a little girl for an undisclosed sum which could have run into the tens of thousands. Had he been successful, it is likely Margareth would not have been seen again.

Instead, the police set up a sting, and pretended to be a potential customer.

Jume Bwire, the acting Tabora regional police commander, said:

‘After we had received the information our officers immediately put our trap and were able to arrest the man red-handed.’

Shockingly, the man they arrested was Margareth’s 44-year-old uncle. Thankfully, she was unharmed and was quickly reunited with her family.

Margareth’s mother Joyce Mwandu, who also has albinism, was relieved to have her young daughter back.


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Juventus Make 25 Million Euro Oscar Bid

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Well Juventus really want to remain at the summit of European football and they are going about their reconsolidation starting from the midfield with a bid for Chelsea midfielder, Oscar.

Juventus have launched a 25 million Euro bid for Oscar who is currently unsettled at Chelsea according to the UK Sun. Juventus are looking to bolster their midfield and Oscar might be surplus to requirements at Stamford bridge next season. Juventus are also looking to ensure that the club can continue to play well if they lose Paul Pogba in the summer and with Pirlo ageing every day, a player with increadible passing range is needed at the club and Oscar would add a new dynamic to Juventus’ attack.

Chelsea might come to the negotiation table but you get the feeling that Mourinho would want more than 25 million Euros for the Brazilian.

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Tottenham Launch Kondogbia Bid

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Geoffrey kondogbia has taken the Ligue 1 by storm over the last 18 months and Tottenham are looking to bring the midfielder to the premier league as they have reportedly inquired about his availability from Monaco.

Kondogbia was one of the stand out players when Monaco knocked Arsenal out of the UEFA champions league last season and that definitely endeared him more to the Tottenham faithful and the North London club value him at a little over 25 million euros. The 22 year o0ld has stated that he has an affinity for the premier league and Tottenham are currently looking for a quality midfielder since Dembele and Paulinho are currently not fitting the bill.

Monaco have been known to let their best players go so we might just be seeing Kondogbia in the premier league next season

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Neymar Handed One Match Ban

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To say Neymar lost his cool following Brazil’s 1-0 loss to Colombia in the Copa America would be an understatement as the Brazilian captain was shown a straight red following his actions at the end of the match and now, the Barcelona forward faces a one match ban.

Following a heated ending to the match, Neymar apparently kicked the ball at a Colombian before attempting to head-butt another. Neymar who had been booked during the match was then shown a straight red for his role in the post-match fracas. The Brazilian icon was handed a provisional one match ban but could see it increased as the Conmebol disciplinary committee is set to meet on Friday to decide on whether or not to increase Neymar’s suspension.

Whatever the outcome of the disciplinary committee’s hearing , Neymar would miss Brazil’s final group game against Venezuela.

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MUSIC: Dremo – O.B.T

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Raymond DREMO Aboriomoh is an Edo state born Rapper signed to APPE Music Entertainment Ltd. He has been inclined to music from his childhood but only began taking music professionally two years ago after signing to APPE Records.

Raised by a pastor, his musical talent was honed in the church like many other afrobeat artists in Nigeria. Artists like Fela Kuti, Drake, Big Sean, Bob Marley, and Kendrick Lamar inspire DREMO’s music.

DREMO is set to revolutionize the Nigerian music industry with his refreshing and unmistakable sound. He is definitely one to watch out for this year.

Enjoy his debut single titled O.B.T, a comparison of western urban and Afro Pop music.

 

 
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#360DIY: How To Rip Your Jeans

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The ripped denim has been in existence since the 80s but has become more popular than ever as everybody including celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and Rihanna, is rocking it. It is a super fun way to step out looking classy and chic. It is versatile as you can wear it with almost everything (as long as you know how to balance it with your outfits so you don’t come off looking trashy or unkempt) and you can wear them almost everywhere too.

However, it can be really tough bringing out cash to buy something that looks like it was picked from a mad person’s cloth pile; even if it was cheap, it would still be somehow hard to use your hard earned cash to purchase something so edgy. Besides, we all have different tastes and so getting the right jeans ripped in the right places, in the right proportions may also be a tough one. Instead of being bothered about all those things mentioned above, you could just make them yourself. That way you can rip your jeans just how you like it and where you like it. Highlighted below are five steps to make ripped denim by yourself, in the comfort of your home:

1. Choose Your Jeans: the first step is to obviously pick out the jeans you want to rip. However, it is advisable to try it out first on a pair of old jeans or really cheap ones, so you don’t end up wasting a good pair of expensive jeans. You should also put in mind the style you want for your ripped jeans; maybe high waisted, mid-rise, tight, skinny, boyfriend style, and the color too, whether you want black, blue or white. Note that if you want your ripped jeans to look really worn and you don’t have a pair of old worn out jeans, you can wash it couple of times with water and add bleach to it before you rip it.

 

2. Gather The Materials To Distress And Rip Your Jeans: in order for your jeans to come off looking really neat, it pays to distress your jeans first. To do this, you need sandpaper or a paint removing block, steel wool and a pumice stone. To rip the jeans, you need a super sharp small scissors, an x-acto knife or a box cutter. You should also get a small wooden block or a thick cardboard which will be placed inside the jeans so you don’t affect the back of the jeans except if you want it to be a double sided ripped/distressed jeans.

 

3. Put On Your Jeans To Mark Where You Want It Ripped: the next step is to put on your jeans to mark where you want your tears to be. It is best to wear your jeans so you can get the perfect places you want ripped. Get a chalk or a bright pen or a permanent or safety pins to mark where you want to rip. Make sure you do this while standing in order to get your jeans perfectly marked

 

4. Distress Your Jeans: Lay the jeans on a flat surface and start rubbing the jeans with your pumice stone, sandpaper or steel wool till it starts to thin out or till it starts to worn out. The time for it to thin out depends on the thickness of your jeans. If you want it in the knee area, it will be easier for you to tape the sandpaper to the floor and just slide around on the paper (your knees may hurt badly afterwards though especially if you have really tender skin).

 

5. Start Making Holes In Your Denim: once you’re done distressing, take you scissors, use the edge and not the tip and start scraping the areas you want your rips to be. Do this horizontally. If you just want distressed jeans, just scrape till you can see the white horizontal threads beneath denim surface. Then you can use tweezers to fray the threads. If you want really big holes, start cutting the distressed areas with you x-actor knife or scissors.

 

Your distressed jean is ready to be rocked. Note that this may take a really long time to do especially getting the jeans distressed but it is fun and a cheaper way to get your ripped jeans without worrying so much about wasted cash.

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Woooh! Lady Gaga flaunts sexy curves in tiny green bikini

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 Lady Gaga is now letting her hair down..In the past,she wouldn’t be caught looking all simple at the beach..Th 29 year old star displayed her curves and bleachedeyebrows as she continues to vacation in the Bahamas..

I like the fact that she is so real..No trying too hard to look perfect..

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Charleston Shooting-Gunman who Killed 9 at Black Church Captured

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The white gunman who allegedly shot dead nine people during a bible study meeting at an African-American church in South Carolina last night has been caught in North Carolina.

Dylann Storm Roof, who sparked an overnight manhunt after fleeing the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, was taken into custody during a traffic stop in Shelby just after 11am.

According to Daily Mail, the 21-year-old was caught after a member of the public spotted his car and called cops to report ‘suspicious activity’, Charleston Police Chief Gregory Mullen said. He was in the car and armed when he was approached by an officer but he was cooperative and taken into custody.
On Wednesday, Roof, from Columbia, had allegedly entered the church and joined the bible study group before suddenly opening fire an hour later.

One survivor recounted how he reloaded his gun five times as he picked off his victims – killing three females and six males, including the Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who is also a South Carolina state senator.

Pinckney’s cousin told NBC News that one of the survivors told her they had urged Roof to stop.

‘He just said: “I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go”,’ Sylvia Johnson said.

Roof spared one woman so she could ‘tell the world what happened’, eye witnesses recounted, while a five-year-old girl also survived the attack after her grandmother told her to play dead. The gunman then fled.]


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I’ve been bullied since I’ve been 9- Kylie Jenner reveals

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Kylie Jenner took some time to address bullies in an emotional snap chat video ..She spoke of how she has faced bullies since she was 9.She said

‘It’s kind of crazy I have four million people watch my Snapchats. Half of you guys think I’m weird, and the other half think I’m funny.’I’ve been bullied since I’ve been 9,”From the whole world, it feels like sometimes… and I think that I’ve done a really great job in handling all this.’There are bullies everywhere,’ So, this was just a little like Snapchat, to tell whoever with their own bullies, that the only opinion that ever really matters is yours and to never change.’This isn’t a pity party though, don’t get it twisted,’ the teen sai.’This is for those with bullies out there to know that you’re not alone… Spread love. Love y’all.’


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Why the affordable home business is winning in Nigeria

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For as long as I can remember, Nigeria has had a housing problem. A culmination of massive urbanisation and lower government investments have left more than 17 million households without a home. In cities like Lagos, the country’s commercial headquarters, securing shelter often proves a tall order as over 21 million people scramble for just 1.2 million houses. Investments have been made—mostly by private firms—towards addressing the gap, but most have tailored these investments toward providing luxury accommodations, a strategy that has proven largely fruitless.

Ikoyi, Victoria Island, and Lekki—all highbrow areas on the Island of Lagos—are littered with luxurious high-rise apartment buildings and expensive estates, most of which are furnished and serviced. But are also empty. The reason is simple: renting or buying an apartment in these areas are highly unaffordable. The average price of a bedroom in Lagos is N13.4 million ($65,500) for an outright purchase, and N664,000 ($3,500) to rent—in these highbrow areas, the average is more than doubled.

Lagos has a 5 million housing deficit, almost 40 percent of Nigeria’s entire shortage, but as Lamudi, a real estate ecommerce company hinted, the scarcity is not driven by the lack of availability of home, rather by pricing. A city that has more than 50 percent of its population living in poverty—though home to an emerging middle class—will find it difficult to attract buyers for luxury homes. That’s why affordable homes have become an instant hit.

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Affordable housing is considered to be housing that is within the budget of middle or lower income earners (mostly middle). This route has been plied by companies like Lekki Gardens with great success.

Since Lekki Gardens, a property investment company based in Lekki, Lagos, took off in 2012, it has quickly evolved into a household real estate name, with investments well beyond the borders of Lagos—Port Harcourt and Abuja. During this short stint it has developed 15,000 housing units of different typologies, providing homes for over 4,500 families with an additional 10,000 in the pipeline. These investments have also provided direct jobs for 350 persons and 10,000 indirect jobs.

Richard Nyong, Lekki Gardens CEO, has an explanation for its success: loving your customers. His logic is that an investor must love his prospective buyers “enough to price his product in a way that it was affordable.” His explanation shows a great deal of understanding of the Nigerian, and African economic situation.

Though Africa has an attractive amount of high-net-worth individuals (dollar millionaires), many are still in the bottom of the wealth pyramid. Hence, the bulk of Nigeria’s $385 billion untapped real estate potential is stored within that space. Lekki Gardens has already reaped significantly from exploiting this gap and plans to 30,000 housing units in the next two years and a million in the next half-decade.

Lekki Garden’s success confirms that the Nigerian real estate sector still holds an abundance of opportunity. It, however, also informs that this doesn’t lie with the elite, but the middle and lower classes.

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Omotola stuns at the 25th African Union Summit, SA(Photos)

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Poverty is sexist campaign Ambassador and Star actress Omotola was a special guest at the 25th African Union Summit in South Africa with ONE to mark the Day of the African Child.

  Omotola just returned from The world Economic forum Capetown and Cinef Women in Film Festival, Congo Kinshasa .

Omotola was on a recommendation panel on Child marriage and crimes against Underaged children.
  Performing the #stronggirl song were Yemi Alade, Vanessa Mdee, Selmor Mtukudzi and Blessing Gabriella.

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Women go through so much…Toke Makinwa addreses marital problems in new vlog

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Toke Makinwa has addressed  her marital issues ..She has acknowledged the fact that it’s a painful one and advised women on how to go on..

I’m not going to carry on like my world hasn’t been turned up side down.I read all the things you have read about in the news. Have no point have I ever said I love it all.We talk about things in a crazy way..Thank you all for your prayers and emails.

Honestly,women are going through soooooo much..I mean it’s crazy.I think the most shocking email was the one you shared saying your husband got your bestfriend pregnant and she is gone on to have two other children for him..

She also gave tips on how to deal with difficult breakups..She said…

She said women first need to stop living in denial because “When some one cheats on you,it’s never about you.The blame game needs to stop…We live in a world where women are blamed for every single thing “”
She also said you must forgive those who have hurt you..Because that makes you move on…
She says the sun will definitely shine again… 
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Amber Rose Flaunts Her BOOTYful Body In Maxi Dress Covered In $100 Bills

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When life gives you curves, don’t be afraid to flaunt it and that’s exactly what Amber Rose does.

The 31-year-old model and mother of one was spotted out in West Hollywood wearing a clinging dress covered in a pattern of $100 bills. The sleeveless maxi dress which featured a low neckline held onto her body in the right places, while accentuating her shapely figure.

We love what we see Amber, werk it girl!

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Shell discards multi-billion airport in Nigeria

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Oil and gas giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has sold its multi billion Naira airport in Warri, Delta State, to an indigenous energy and infrastructure company, Shoreline Energy International Limited. This is part of its divestment plans and an ongoing review of operations in the eastern Niger Delta region of the country.

“This does not mean we are reducing our investments in Nigeria. What we have invested in Nigeria in recent years has exceeded the divestment of our interests in the eastern Niger Delta. It is just part of the review of our business portfolio,” A spokesperson for Shell, Mr. Bamidele Odugbesan told local newspaper, Punch.

Shell divestment plans

After weak refining margins and crude oil theft in Nigeria forced the profit of Europe’s largest oil company to fall, the company announced in 2013 that it would sell $30billion worth of assets of its company in Nigeria starting from its Niger Delta assets.

From 2010 to date shell has sold more than twelve Oil Mining Leases (OMLs) in Nigeria. Seplat acquired OMLs 4, 38 and 41 in 2010, while the Nigerian Development Company (NPDC) purchased OMLs 26, 42, 40, 34, 30 in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, Newcross Exploration and Production Limited (Newcross) agreed to acquire OML 24, 25 (Still in Court). Aiteo, Talevaras consortium, bought over OML 29 and Nembe Creek Trunk Line (NCTL). In March 2015, Eroton acquired OML 18.

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Our Top 5 Fashionable Father’s Day Gifts

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Father’s day is this Sunday, June 21st and it’s a day to appreciate all the lovely dads around the world.

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Former Pesident Jonathan’s Ramadan message to Muslims…

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Former president Goodluck Jonathan has sent out a Ramadan message to all Muslim faithful ..He shared the message on his official facebook page

As we enter into the holy month of Ramadan, I wish the Muslim Ummah a successful fast. I enjoin all Nigerians to join our brothers and sisters of the Islamic faith in prayers for the peace and prosperity of Nigeria. This is a time to also reflect on the virtues taught by prophet Mohammed (SAW) which virtues include concern for the less privileged in society, increased offering of salat and introspection for the purpose of character development. God bless the Muslim Ummah and may God bless Nigeria. Ramadan Kareem. GEJ


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[Archives] Senegal Dissolves Its Senate To Save $15M, Any Lesson To Nigeria?

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The Senegalese legislators on September 19, 2012 voted to do away with its senate, passing a law which dissolves the institution in order to save an estimated $15 million.

The bicameral congress, which is divided between a 150-seat national assembly and a 100-seat senate, also voted to abolish the office of vice president, establish in 2009 by then-President Abdoulaye Wade, which until now, has never been occupied.

Minister of Justice Aminata Toure explained that the suppression of the senate is intended to curb government spending, and will provide the cash needed to help the victims of the yearly rains which have left thousands homeless and killed at least 13 people.

Unlike the national assembly, the senate is a relatively recent institution, and has become a symbol of government waste. It’s been frequently pilloried and described as an instrument of cronyism, a way to reward loyal party workers who did not get elected to the larger national assembly. Around half the senators are directly appointed by the president.

Nigeria! Any lesson learnt? Since the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will be lavishing N9billion as Wardrobe Allowance for Nigerian Lawmakers.

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Look away Chris! Karueche cosies up to Man Utd Memphis Depay

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Barely two days after Chris Brown finally wished Karrueche the best in her future endevours,Karrueche cosied up to Manchester United new boy Memphis Depay.The 21 year old from Holland signed a £25million deal in May..

He shared the photo on his instagram page.. Earlier this month,model Tyson Beckford got into an ugly socialmedia fight with Chris for posting a pic with Karrueche..

Would Chris Brown react this time? Very unlikely ,.as the star has now focused his energy on Royalty, who is on tour with him..


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Africa Will Be Better Off With Younger Leaders

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One prominent question on the lips of most Nigerian youths is, “when is our tomorrow?” As kids, we were often told by our parents and teachers, that the future belongs to us, or the common one, “you are the leaders of tomorrow”. On assembly lines, we sang songs like:

Parents listen to your children,

We are the leaders of tomorrow,

Please pay our school fees,

And give us a sound education.

Almost every Nigerian child of my generation sang that song, it’s still sung in most schools presently, and would most likely still be an anthem for future generations. But is this the reality?  Are yesterday’s children turned today’s youths, the current leaders of our nation and our continent?

In 1999, Olusegun Obasanjo became Nigeria’s leader for the second time at the age of 62, having being a military head of state in 1976. On the 29th of May 2015, Nigeria welcomed a new leader in the person of 72 years old former head of state, Muhammadu Buhari, who vied the seat of the presidency for 11 years. What happened to the younger people who also contested the presidency? Individuals like Sam Eke, age 44, or 46 years old Martin Onovo, a widely acclaimed brilliant petroleum engineer and public affairs analyst.

In a recent meeting with the Nigerian community at the Nigerian Consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa, President Buhari acknowledged that his age might be a limitation to his performance in office. Although he had come out to insist that he is very fit to rule, there is a more compelling argument that Nigeria, and Africa will be better off with younger leaders.

Most Youthful Continent

Over 60 percent of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35, according to africaranking.com this makes it the continent with the youngest people in the world. African countries would definitely fare better with young, like mind who understands adequately the thought process, and needs of the youth. But ironically, Africa has only a few young leaders. Most seats of power are occupied by aged men and dictators who are unwilling to give the younger generation a chance.

Energy to Rule

Every leader needs to possess a high level of mental and physical energy. A popular proverb reads, ‘uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.’ The position of a leader requires hard work, brainstorming, staying up for lengthy, sometimes, late meetings, and sitting through long journeys; this can only be achieved by an energized mind and body. President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has been pictured sleeping during important meetings. Mugabe is 91 years old, and has clung on to power for about 35 years. Africa needs young vibrant leaders who can effectively discharge their responsibilities, in service to their countries, not old liabilities who needs to be nudged occasionally during meetings.

Innovative Ideas

Fresh minds produce fresh ideas. Just how creative is the mind of a seventy or eighty year old? Citizens of Cameroon have bemoaned Paul Biya’s three decades in power. It is said that his administration has not produced positive results over the years.  The 82 years old dictator has turned the country into one oppressed by laws that lock up citizens’ potential and inhibit the free flow of ideas. While younger leaders like Kenya’s Kenyatta are often creating avenues to promote innovation.

Tech – Savvy

Social media has undoubtedly become an integral part of administrations around the world. Since it has been discovered to be an easier, faster, and more personal way to reach its citizens, especially the youths, most government have wholly embraced the use of the new media platform. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, one of Africa’s younger presidents is an active twitter user, and the most followed African leader on twitter. According to him, social media is a way of narrowing the distance between leaders and those being led, therefore, African leaders should leverage on the opportunity provided by the platform. Most African presidents have indeed adopted the use of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, but none is as active and personal as President Paul Kagame.

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