Thursday, March 31, 2016
A woman in Benin City, Edo State, Mrs Ohosa Ejimai, has alleged that she lost a 7-week pregnancy, after she was attacked and molested at her shop by a team led by the Edo State Commissioner for Transport, Mr Isimeme Oregbe.She said apart from the loss of her pregnancy and bodily harm caused her, the goods in her shops were also carted away by the commissioner’s team, thus, her resolve to sue the commissioner and the Edo State government the sum of N100 million for assault.Mrs Ejimai spoke in Benin when she was presented to journalists by the Publicity Secretary of the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Chris Nehikhare, at the state secretariat of the party.The woman said she was in her shop located at 14, Mission Road, Benin City, at about 5:00p.m. on February 2, 2016, when some people led by the Commissioner, Mr Oregbe stormed her shop and started packing the goods therein, adding that in her attempt to prevent the commissioner and his team from removing her goods, she was slapped and hit. “They tried to push me into a vehicle, hit my head and fired shots into the air. People rushed me that day. I was taken to the Benin Central Hospital and reported to the Oba Market Police Station.“The third day, I started bleeding. So I went to the hospital. At the hospital, doctor confirmed that I had lost my 7-week-old pregnancy.“When they called me to come and pick my goods, I only saw about five per cent of the goods taken from my shop. They told me to take whatever was available as they don’t usually release seized goods.”Speaking on the plight of the woman, Mr Nehikhare said members of the PDP could not fold their arms and watch Governor Oshiomhole and his agents unleash terror on the people of the state.When contacted, the Commissioner for Transport, Mr Osimeme Oregbe, said Mrs Ejimai’s goods were seized because she displayed her goods on walkway, adding that the woman attacked members of the task force on street trading that were with him.“She was involved in assault and battery. If she lost her pregnancy, I don’t know. It would be very unfortunate if a pregnant woman could behave that way. Whatever happened to her that day was her making.”“She assaulted everybody on sight that day. I’m sure she was not well brought up, otherwise she would not have behaved that way. She put her goods on the walkway. That was what happened.“As you can see, it is all politics. I am not surprised she ended up at the secretariat of the PDP to make her allegation. She said she is going to court and we are ready for her. It was unfortunate the PDP did not show the beginning of the scene to reveal all that happened that day.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
We could have a real field day on this one, as we take a magnifying glass to previous U.S Presidents and their IQ’s. But before w e delve deeper we need to be crystal clear about one thing. The formal IQ test that we know and love today was only invented in 1905 A French psychologist called Alfred Binet. That being the case, one can only speculate what the ‘IQ’ of Presidents who reigned before that time was, and that is just what UC Davis professor Dean Simonton did back in 2006. In his groundbreaking study, Simonton used something called historiometrics to estimate what former President’s IQ’s would have been based on books they wrote, speeches they gave and the like. Interestingly, according to the modern day IQ scale, most former Presidents were pretty smart, relatively speaking and it seems they occupied The White House for good reason. Just bear in mind that the IQs presented here are estimates, and should be seen as such.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Darryl Hunt, imprisoned for more than 19 years for a murder he did not commit, found dead in a car in Winston-Salem
Darryl Hunt, imprisoned for more than 19 years for a murder he did not commit, was found dead in a car in Winston-Salem early Sunday. In 1984 at age 19, Hunt was charged with the rape and murder of a newspaper copy editor. The case was racially charged. Hunt was black and the murder victim was white. Hunt spoke against the death penalty for years after his exoneration in 2004, exhibiting a calm that made an impression on friends and strangers. He traversed the the state with People of Faith Against the Death Penalty and traveled overseas with the documentary “The Trials of Darryl Hunt,” speaking about abolishing the death penalty and improving the justice system. “I think everyone who saw Darryl .
Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, the bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Enugu state, has assured the federal government that the Igbo do not need Biafra.
According to Chukwuma, those young people who took to the streets calling for the actualisation of Biafra were simply frustrated by bad leadership. The Punch reports that the cleric expressed his assurance on Thursday, January 14, while briefing journalists in Enugu state. The bishop stressed that the Igbo need massive infrastructural development in the South-East region and to be treated with justice and equity by the government led by President Muhammadu Buhari. Chukwuma noted that the pro-Biafra agitation is not necessarily a call for secession, but a protest against marginalisation and neglect by the federal and state governments. He added that the Igbo truly believe in ‘one-Nigeria’ and do not want to see the country divided. “The people of the South-East have invested so much in Nigeria to want to pull out now. The Igbo nation is not ready for any secession now because most of us have invested so much in Nigeria as a whole and we cannot abandon our investments.
To Be Handled By This New Judge “We in the South-East don’t want any war. We are not pushing for secession, we are not asking for sovereignty at all.
I am not in support of the agitation for Biafra – the pro-Biafra agitation is misguided,” he said. According to the cleric, those young people who took to the streets calling for the actualisation of Biafra were simply frustrated by bad leadership and its consequences, such as poverty and unemployment.
“Those who were marching for Biafra are mostly youths who have been frustrated, so many of them have been used and dumped by politicians.
They are misdirected youths who felt that was the only way to express their frustrations. “They were not given proper representation by those they elected – constituency offices are non-existent. The agitation for Biafra is just a camouflage, it is a protest against bad leadership,” he noted.
The bishop advised President Buhari not see the agitation as a rebellion on the part of the Igbo as they are committed to the unity of Nigeria. “The president should try as much as possible to understand that Igbos support his administration. We support his anti-corruption campaign. The federal government should try not to be vindictive,” he concluded. Meanwhile, Bishop Amaechi Agbo, the general overseer of Bethel House of God Mission in Enugu, has warned Buhari that the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu, the director of Radio Biafra, would throw Nigeria into crises. “As for Biafra, it will come to pass but not now. Crisis will force Nigeria to separate from Biafra and nobody can stop it at the appropriate time,” he said.l
The creator of Humans of New York, Brandon Stanton, has written an open letter to Donald Trump, describing him as hateful and racist
He called out offensive retweets he has made - many of which are racist images of 'lies' - and slammed his incitements for violence
One of the examples he used was the quote by Benito Mussolini he shared, which read: ' It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.' Trump said: 'It's a very good quote.'
The creator of Humans of New York has written an open letter to Donald Trump, describing him as hateful and racist.
Photographer and blogger Brandon Stanton, who uploads uplifting pictures and stories of strangers he meets to the popular Facebook page, wrote a scathing post about the Republican frontrunner on the social media site.
Admitting that he had never been one to wade into politics, he said he was taking a 'moral stand' against the billionaire mogul, whose campaign events have been blighted with violence and protests in recent days.
He called out offensive retweets he has made - many of which are racist images of 'lies' - and slammed his incitements for violence.
One of the examples he used was the quote by the fascist Italian leader Benito Mussolini he shared, which read: 'It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.'
Trump said: 'It's a very good quote.'
Stanton also condemned his advocation of torture and the murder of terrorists’ families.
In the post, he wrote: I try my hardest not to be political. I’ve refused to interview several of your fellow candidates. I didn’t want to risk any personal goodwill by appearing to take sides in a contentious election. I thought: "Maybe the timing is not right."
'But I realize now that there is no correct time to oppose violence and prejudice. The time is always now. Because along with millions of Americans, I’ve come to realize that opposing you is no longer a political decision. It is a moral one.
'I’ve watched you retweet racist images. I’ve watched you retweet racist lies. I’ve watched you take 48 hours to disavow white supremacy. I’ve watched you joyfully encourage violence, and promise to ‘pay the legal fees’ of those who commit violence on your behalf.
'I’ve watched you advocate the use of torture and the murder of terrorists’ families. I’ve watched you gleefully tell stories of executing Muslims with bullets dipped in pig blood. I’ve watched you compare refugees to ‘snakes,’ and claim that ‘Islam hates us.’