Month: March 2018

Ogun Calls For Investment In The State’s Abundant Solid Minerals

The Ogun State government has appealed to investors to invest in the abundant solid minerals available in the state.

The Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru who made this call at the 2018 Ogun State Investors Forum, explained that the State has several industrial minerals which investors should consider.

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Otunba Bimbo Ashiru

He said in 2016, Nigeria mined 43.4 million tonnes of solid minerals in which Ogun State alone produced 16.3million tonnes, representing 37.65 percent among the 36 States of the federation.


Ashiru also emphasised that Lafarge Africa Plc, Dangote Cement, Purechem Cement and other cement plant domiciled in the State, produced over 20 million metric tonnes of cement annually.

The commissioner also noted that the State has the largest steel industry in the country and urged automobile industries to take advantage of this to establish their factories.


The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC), Mrs. Yewande Sadiku, pointed out that a total of N5.4 billion investment announcement has been made for Ogun State in petrol chemical, solid minerals, agriculture and manufacturing. He implored the state government to provide the necessary infrastructure to ensure that the entire investment announcement made by NIPC become a reality.

The state governor Ibikunle Amosun had at the forum revealed that 304 new investments were recorded in the state in the last seven years.



Police Appeal To Trace Hospital Absconder

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man who has absconded from hospital.

Oluseun Michael Olaifa, 27, was last seen at 15:00hrs on Thursday 29, March whilst attending Barnet General Hospital.

Oluseun is described as black, 5ft 4ins tall, of slim build with short black hair.

When last seen, he was wearing a black hat, a black jacket, black gloves, a grey jumper, black jeans and black trainers.

Oluseun should not be approached and anyone who sees him is advised to contact officers at Barnet via 101.

Heartbroken Family Of Murdered Graduate Pays Tribute To Him. Urges Public To help Find His Killer

The family of the young man murdered in Hackney have today paid tribute to their son and brother, saying they are “beyond heartbroken”, and urging the public to help find his killer.

Abraham Badru, aged 26, was found on Sunday, 25 March to Ferncliff Road, E8, suffering from gun shot wounds.

He died at the scene.

His family said:

“We are beyond heartbroken, filled with emptiness as we put together our feelings on our greatest loss. A bright light, Abraham Oluwatosin Dolapo Badru, was put out by the hands of evil person on Sunday night. His mother’s only child, the pillar of her existence, and the first of his father’s two children. He was the best son any parent could ever pray to have and a very loving and protective brother; he was humble, conscientious, respectful, kind and exuberated love and confidence.

“Abraham was goal-driven, a very ambitious, hard-working young man who also dedicated his time, skills and talent to different charities for different causes. He was studious and worked extremely hard to earn a BSc in Sport Science and a MSc Professional Practice in Sports Coaching at University of Gloucestershire, he was aspiring to also have a PhD under his belt. He was an upstanding individual who advocated unity and peace in his community and to those that surrounded him.

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“Abraham was truly one of a kind, he was his mother’s world, equally he cherished her and cared for her in every way he could. They were best friends, he was an absolute joy who never stopped smiling, a smile that would melt hearts, always willing to help everyone he came across. He was always striving to improve his life and the lives of those he cared for. He was a highly dependable son and friend, and honesty was second nature.

“Abraham was a very brave young man, he was the second to receive a Binney Memorial Award for his bravery and a Police Public Bravery Award, both issued by the police at a ceremony in Manchester on 8 July 2009. He helped the police in convicting some boys who had raped a teenage girl on their estate by being a witness in court. Not withstanding all the threats he received, he was bold and strong enough to do the right thing and make sure justice was served. He did his best and what was right in all circumstances.

“Abraham had a zest for life, he was passionate about football and fashion, he enjoyed travelling, exploring and experiencing different cultures. He was generous to a fault, a very sociable individual.

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“Abraham hates confrontation, he has never been involved in any fight be it physical or verbal, not to talk of being involved in a gang or condoning gang violence. An avid church-goer, a God fearing young man, this is why it’s hard to comprehend why anyone would want to hurt him and cause a void that could never be replaced or recreated, why would anyone lurk and wait to carry out such a brutal attack? He steered clear from trouble, loved life too much to risk it in any way. He just wanted to be happy and continue to make his parents happy and his loved ones.

“There is absolutely no reason for any kind of violence, it causes more pain than resolution, the gun culture is becoming rampant in our community and we all need to come together and put a stop to it. How many more families will be ripped apart with this senseless and callous crime. We would like anyone who has any information that could possibly help to reprimand and possibly convict the perpetrator to please come forward, please search your conscience and imagine being in our shoes. We all feel empty and helpless, it would bring some sort of resolution if we can have Justice for Abraham Badru as he wouldn’t hesitate to help anyone in need when he knows he can help.

“We really have to stop and think – when will we stop the innocents from being taken off our streets, why do we allow other people to play God? It’s all fine until it happens close to home and if we don’t put an end to it now, that will be the eventual reality, a lot of innocent souls taken suddenly and occasionally. We urge someone, anyone to come forward with information be it minute. We’ve all come together to talk about how much joy Abraham brought to our lives and the least we can do is ensure his life and death won’t be in vain.

“You were such a beautiful soul AB. All you ever wanted was just to live that beautiful life just like every normal person which you did. You will always be loved. Forever in our heads AB.”

Police were called at 23:11hrs on 25 March to Ferncliff Road, E8, following reports of gunshots heard.

Officers, including specialist firearms colleagues, attended with London Ambulance Service paramedics.

Abraham was discovered in the street suffering from gunshot wounds.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination took place at Poplar on Wednesday 28 March and gave the cause of death as 1a Shotgun wound to the chest.

There have been no arrests at this stage.

Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) are investigating.

So far they know that just before the incident Abraham had parked his black CLA AMG Mercedes in Ferncliff Road opposite the green and just after the alleyways that lead to Langford Close and Foxley Close, facing Downs Park Road.

As he opened the boot, he was approached by a suspect or number of suspects who shot him without warning. Officers are talking to witnesses and examining the scene to build up a picture of the suspect or suspects, what they looked like and in which direction they made off.

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh said: “This is a tragic and shocking incident – a young man with ambitions and so much to live for gunned down in the street. His family and friends cannot comprehend what has happened.

“We need to build up a picture of Abraham’s life , who all his friends were, girlfriends and any disputes that he may have had. We want to focus on his movements from Saturday up to the point of his death – were you with Abraham, did you speak to him?

“I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who was in Ferncliff Road and the surrounding roads between around 22:30hrs and 22:15hrs. Did you see anyone loitering, any vehicles or people that looked out of place? Abraham had a nice car, it would probably have caught your eye parked in a street – did you see it that night?

“If you were in these roads at the time of the shooting, it is really important that we hear from you to account for your movements and to exclude you from the investigation.

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“Abraham was a striking young man and a real contributor to society. He was awarded a National Police Bravery Award in 2009 after intervening in a rape and then giving evidence in court. Such courage and an overwhelming sense of what was right and wrong clearly demonstrated his strength of character.

“The answer to Abraham’s death lies in our community and people will be talking about what happened; I need you to make that call today to my incident room with any information you have, no matter how small. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8785 8099, via 101 or @MetCC. Alternatively, to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



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Why Women Are Uncomfortable Getting Head If They Haven’t had A Shower

If you’re sexually active,  and not incredibly selfish, you’ll probably recognise the two situations I’m about to describe. They’re situations in which people of two different genders are offered oral sex. (We’ve gone for him/her because it’s the most common sexual orientation, but that’s not to suggest it’s the most valid).

Scenario A Him: I want to go down on you Her: No thanks, I haven’t showered since this morning. Him: Okay. Shall we just have sex? (This dialogue isn’t the finest showcasing of my talent with words, but you see the point.)

Scenario B Her: I want to go down on you. Him: Cool. That’s the thing about having a vagina. You spend a lot of your life worrying that it smells ‘wrong’.

Somewhere around puberty girls start to believe that everyone else’s vagina smells like Chanel Number 5, and that hers is somehow gross for having a natural human odour. This then creates a situation where women don’t want to have sex, let alone oral sex, if they haven’t showered super recently. Personally I’m unlikely to be able to relax enough to orgasm unless I’ve showered in the last six hours, and I haven’t done anything that might make me sweat, and definitely haven’t been wearing tights (not very breathable for the old vag).

Blokes, however, seem a lot less bothered about this. There’s lots for boys to worry about in puberty – size being the main consideration – but there doesn’t seem to be the same levels of revulsion and obsession with cleanliness. Which might be why almost every woman you know will have a story about a smelly, unclean penis.

In all my blowjob giving years, I’ve never heard a man tell me he can’t get head because he hasn’t showered yet. If a blowjob is on the menu, it’s usually going to be ordered, shower or no shower. And most of the time, that’s not a problem. A bit of a smell of sweat is even quite sexy.

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I’m inclined to say that men have got it right on the topic of oral sex. Obviously no-one should be letting their genitals go feral, and regular showering is important, but it’s also beneficial not to be prissy about sex. Your genitals will probably have a scent to them, and you might have sweat a bit. That’s okay. It’s natural and human and not going to do anyone any harm.

The best kind of sex happens when you’re uninhibited, not worried about smelling, tasting, looking or sounding weird. The more comfortable you make your partner feel, the better it’s going to be.

So, ladies, next time you’re offered oral sex and you’re in the mood and inclined to accept, why not do so, even if you haven’t showered since that morning?

And blokes, if your partner tells you no with the caveat that she hasn’t showered, why not let her know that you don’t mind? Of course you should never push anyone to do anything that they’re uncomfortable, but saying ‘I really don’t mind that you haven’t showered’ gives your partner the opportunity to decide whether it’s their concerns about odour which are putting them off, or whether they’re just not comfortable at all.

Also, please remember that if you have a vagina, sticking the shower head on it before having sex is a bad idea. It might remove any odour, but it will also strip you of natural lubricant and can play havoc with your vagina’s ph, making you vulnerable to infection.

20 Year Old Nigerian Brit, 1 Other Bag 13 Years Each for Serious Knife Attacks In London

Two men have been jailed at the Old Bailey following two serious knife attacks that were committed within the space of an hour

Collins Adesoji, 20, (26.01.98) of Listowel Close, SW9 was sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment on Tuesday, 27 March having been convicted of conspiracy to commit assault causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Bujwawne Brooks, 19 (08.04.98) of Lakeview Road, SE27 was sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment at the same hearing having been convicted of the same offences.

They had previously been found guilty on 8 December 2017.

The two incidents happened on the afternoon of 27 December 2016.

In the first attack, a boy – aged 16 at the time – was stabbed near to Oval Underground Station at around 17:00hrs. He was taken to hospital for treatment to his injury.

It has never been established who inflicted the stab injury or the exact location of the incident. However, a police investigation found that both Adesoji and Brooks had been among a group of males who had been involved in an altercation with the victim and three of his associates during which the teenager was stabbed.

It is believed that this attack was associated with the defendants’ gang activities.

Adesoji drove away from the scene in a Ford Focus, which also contained Brooks and at least one other passenger.

Around 45 minutes later, Adesoji and Brooks were in the same Ford Focus on Coldharbour Lane in Brixton when they confronted two boys who had been with the victim of the earlier stabbing.

They followed the boys in the Ford Focus to Windrush Square, where a funfair, busy with families and children, was operating.

The Ford Focus mounted the pavement and collided with an 18-year-old man sitting on his bicycle who had not been involved in the earlier incidents.

The man was knocked off his bicycle before being attacked by one of the occupants of the Ford Focus, who stabbed him in the thigh whilst he was on the ground trying to fend off the blows. The identity of the man who carried out the stabbing has not been established; however the court heard that Adesoji and Brooks were two of the three occupants of the car.

They attempted to make off in the vehicle by reversing down Rushcroft Road, but due to the damage sustained in the collision, they abandoned it and made off on foot.

The victim’s femoral artery was severed – an injury which is often fatal – but a doctor passing by the scene administered life-saving first aid by using her scarf as a tourniquet to stem the flow of blood. She was also helped by members of the public until police and an ambulance arrived at the scene.

The Met’s Trident and Area Crime Command launched an investigation, and linked the two incidents.

The abandoned vehicle was linked to Adesoji, and forensic evidence from the car and phone evidence linked Brooks to the offences.

Adesoji was arrested on 30 December 2016. Brooks was arrested on 6 June 2017.

These men went out that day intent on committing serious violence on, possibly rival gang members, the reasons for which are still unclear.

Detective Constable Patrick White who led the investigation said: “The actions of Adesoji and Brooks resulted in a young teenager being stabbed in Kennington and a violent attack on a young man in Brixton at a funfair.

“They used an extreme level of violence and showed a total disregard for families and children who were at the funfair.

“We will not allow these kind of community events to be used by gangs for criminal purposes.

“This type of violence will not be tolerated on the streets of London, and we have worked tirelessly to bring these types of violent offenders to justice.

“Anyone with information about those involved in gang activity and violence can call police via 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their website.”

Woman Discovers Part of Epidural Needle In Her Spine 14 Years After Giving Birth

A mother who endured back pain for 14 years after giving birth has discovered part of an epidural needle embedded in her spine.

Amy Bright, 41, gave birth to her sixth and youngest son Jacob by cesarean section at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2003.

Two months later she started experiencing severe back pain that would linger for more than a decade until, last year, a CT scan last fall revealed a 3cm-long chunk of needle was buried in her spine.

The needle had allegedly broken off when she was given an epidural 14 years earlier and had caused extensive nerve damage leaving her with limited use of her left leg and foot, according to People.

Bright and her attorney claim that the hospital knew it had broken off but neglected to do anything about it even though the damage could have been avoided if it was removed at the time.

Removing the needle now could leave her permanently paralyzed, but leaving it in will likely have the same consequence.

She is now poised to become the 15th person to sue the hospital since 2005 – at least three of whom won upwards of $1 million for their grievances.

Every time I move and walk and bend and twist and sleep, that needle moves inside my spine. For 14 years, I’ve been creating scar tissue in my spine from this needle moving,’ Bright told People.

Over the years she has seen several doctors and been prescribed pain killers, muscle relaxants and other medications to cope with her pain.

‘It feels like fire, like a poker next to my tailbone. On occasion, it shoots down the left side of my leg on my calf, and then down and into my foot,’ Bright told WRAL.

Doctors initially thought the pain was sciatica, a term used to describe the symptoms of leg pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness that travel down the low back via the sciatic nerve in the back of the leg that is, ironically, treated with an epidural shot.

The CT scan was intended to diagnose the sciatica, but instead it revealed the real root of the problem.

‘I was absolutely livid and upset and scared,’ she said.

Bright and her attorney Sean Cronin claim that the hospital knew a piece of needle had broken off and been left behind nut did nothing about it.


‘This is something that was not disclosed,’ Cronin told People. ‘These needles are about 9 or 10 centimeters and they have a tip on the end that the provider is supposed to inspect to make sure they have the whole needle.

‘They knew this was in her, according to our experts, because so much of the needle was missing. And the safety tip is still in her.’

Cronin claims that if the needed would have been removed immediately the pain and nerve damage could have been avoided, but taking it out now could leave Bright paralyzed.

Instead she said she will have to rely on pain medication and physical therapy to manage the damage for the rest of her life.

‘It has gotten to the point where it just burns constantly. I’m very scared of my future. [My leg] is getting weaker,’ Bright said. ‘I’m probably going to be in a wheelchair. It’s scary because I don’t know.’

‘I don’t know what my future holds. I’m very paranoid and scared,’ she said.

She added that she doesn’t talk about the experience with her children because she wants to shield them from it, particularly Jacob, now 14.

Bright and Cronin have accused the hospital of fraud and malpractice and are planning to file a lawsuit in the coming months, but it is not clear how much money they will be seeking.

At least 14 lawsuits have been filed against the hospital since 2005 and at least three of them ended in settlements totaling around $1 million each.

Culled from Daily Mail

Rapper DMX Jailed For $2M Tax Fraud

American rapper DMX has been imprisoned for a year in a tax fraud case.

A judge heard a DMX rap song before adding his own lyrics to a court proceeding on Wednesday, before ordering him to serve a year in prison and pay back over $2 million in restitution.

Federal Judge Jed Rakoff took requests Wednesday, accommodating DMX’s desire to hear his hit “Slippin'” before DMX faced the music over his admission of guilt. The judge called DMX’s fraud a “brazen and blatant” crime that could not go unpunished.

The 47-year-old rapper, known to law enforcement and the courts as Earl Simmons, has been incarcerated since his bail was revoked in January. He sobbed during the proceeding as his lawyer, Murray Richman, recalled his nightmarish childhood.


Richman said DMX has been a model prisoner. Still, prosecutors sought five years in prison for him, citing a lengthy rap sheet and drugs.

He had previously pled guilty to one count of tax evasion.

Richman wanted him free to support his 15 children and pay back more than $2 million in taxes.

As “Slippin'” played in the packed courtroom, DMX nodded his head slightly to the beat while some of his supporters nodded more enthusiastically.

Given a chance to speak, he said he knows taxes need to be paid and what he did was wrong.

“I wasn’t following the rules,” he said. “I was in a cloud.”

The judge said that in the court’s view DMX “is a good man.”

“In many ways,” the judge said, “he’s his own worst enemy.”